IT'S YOUR COMMUNITY Jul 2016 - Sep 2016



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Author and former WSP communications director Bob Calkins talks about K9 Search & Rescue and gives tips on how not to get lost in the woods.


Olympia Little Theatre actors Erin Quinn Valcho and Chris Valcho talk about the making of the "Bob Blume Monologue."


Listen to Bob Calkins

Listen to Erin Quinn Valcho and Chris Valcho


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Executive Director of the Yelm Chamber, Line Critchfield, highlights some of the attractions of her fast-growing city.

Susan Callender & Danielle Murphy with BHR talk about new services available to help the mentally ill and those with substance abuse addictions.


Listen to Line Critchfield

Listen to Susan Callender & Danielle Murphy 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Amy Buckler, senior planner for the City of Olympia, talks about shaping the future of downtown.

Andrew Goldstein, executive director of Emerald City Music, talks about the region's vibrant music scene.


Listen to Amy Buckler

Listen to Andrew Goldstein 



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Trudy Soucoup, Executive Director of Homes First, tells how quality housing is being provided for those with limited means.

Publisher Ned Hayes and Managing Editor Christian Carvajal talk about their new publication called Oly Arts.


Listen to Trudy Soucoup

Listen to Ned Hayes & Christian Carvajal 


Sunday, August 21, 2016

District Court Judge Brett Buckley talks about the workings of the Mental Health Court.

Carol Riley, new executive director of Olympia Harbor Days, talks about tugboats and Labor Day festivities.


Listen to Judge Buckley

Listen to Carol Riley 


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lacey Timberland Library manager Holly Paxson tells how libraries have kept up with the times. 

Historian and The Evergreen State College trustee Dave Nicandri talks about the inner workings of a state college.


Listen to Holly Paxson

Listen to Dave Nicandri 


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kelly McAllister, Habitat Connectivity Biologist with D.O.T., talks about wild-animal passage across freeways.

Evergreen State College professors John Baldridge and Tom Rainey along with Administrative Law Judge Nina Carter and students Anisa Pollard and David Burke tell what they learned on a recent environmental trip to Russia.


Listen to Kelly McAllister

Listen to the program on the Russian environment 


Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Steve Shanewise explains his plan for a compromise solution to the Capitol Lake situation.

Jennifer Williamson-Forster, director of the South Sound Reading Foundation, talks about the importance of reading to your child 20-minutes a day.


Listen to Steve Shanewise

Listen to Jennifer Williams-Forster 



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall talks about the importance of voting.

Ryan Hall, president of the Olympia School District Foundation, talks about making sure every child has the essentials before going back to school.


Listen to Auditor Hall

Listen to Ryan Hall 


Sunday, July 24, 2016


Former newspaper editor and radio commentator Ken Balsley gives his assessment of the current state of local news media.


Scott Schoengarth with Catholic Community Services and Thurston County Bus Buddy coordinator Curt Daniel talk about the trauma of "giving up the car keys."


Listen to Ken Balsley

Listen to Scott Schoengarth & Curt Daniel 



Sunday, July 17, 2016

John Suessman, Transportation Director for North Thurston Public Schools, talks about the need for school bus drivers.

Lacey City Council member Jeff  Gadman gives his perspective on issues involving his city.


Listen to John Suessman

Listen to Councillor Gadman 



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Jonathon Turlove, parks planner with the City of Olympia, talks about how the Olympia, Parks, Arts & Recreation Department became one of the top four contenders for the prestigious National Gold Medal Award.

Mary Ybarra & Lizbeth Martin-Mahar with the Olympia First Christian Church talk about the challenges and rewards of operating a low-barrier shelter for the homeless. You can contribute to their emergency plumbing fund here:

Listen to Jonathon Turlove

Listen to Mary Ybarra & Lizbeth Martin-Mahar 


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tumwater Fire Chief Scott LaVielle gives fire safety tips especially timely just before the 4th. 

Marci Ciampi, author of the new book Everyday Aspergers, talks about what it's like to have the form of autism known as Aspergers.


Listen to Chief LaVielle

Listen to Marci Ciampi