IT'S YOUR COMMUNITY Jan 2017 - Mar 2017


Sunday, March 26, 2017


VCB Director Shauna Stewart talks about how the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau spreads the word about the attractions of this area.

Vetcorps Navigator and peer counselor David Griffin discusses ways to help veterans get a degree at The Evergreen State College.

Listen to Shauna Stewart

Listen to David Griffin


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shelly Solomon with Leap Frog Films talks about her environmental movie Ebb and Flow about the preservation of oyster farming.

Karen Hall with the Olympia Soroptimists highlights some exceptional South Sound area women.


Listen to Shelly Solomon

Listen to Karen Hall


Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Charlotte Shindler, State President of the Public School Employees Union, talks about the non-teacher "classified" employees who contribute to the education of our kids.

Janice Rosen with the Olympia Community School and entertainer Alex Zerbe -The Zaniac, talk about the place their small school has in the local educational system.


Listen to Charlotte Schindler

Listen to Janice Rosen & Alex Zerbe





Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kirsten Klein with AARP and Schelli Slaughter, chair of the Thurston Asset Building Association, talk about income tax credits available to lower-income people.

Gail Stewart Frare, author of Pain Killers and Gummy Bears, talks about handling grief and sorrow.


Listen to Kirsten Klein & Schelli Slaughter

Listen to Gail Stewart Frare



Sunday, February 26, 2017


Lilly Adams with the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility talks about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

George Caan, Executive Director of the Washington Public Utility District Association, explains how public utilities affect everyone.

Listen to Lilly Adams

Listen to George Caan



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kala Mahnke with SURJ: Showing Up For Racial Justice talks about offering "safe rides" to people feeling threatened in this heated political environment.

Jessi Doerpinghaus and Syrena Stevens with the Junior League of Olympia talk about the upcoming Community Summit.


Listen to Kala Mahnke

Listen to Jessi Doerpinghaus and Syrena Stevens




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Washington State University's Sam Reed Distinguished Professor in Civic Education and Public Civility Dr. Carolyn Long talks about the need for dialogue between people of opposite political views.

Greg Endler and Becky Daughtry with Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) talk about the New Journeys program that provides early intervention for youth affected by untreated psychosis.

Listen to Dr. Long

Listen to Greg Endler and Becky Daughtry



Sunday, February 5, 2017

Local activists Renata Rollins and Tye Gundel talk about the need for more public restrooms in downtown Olympia.

Andy Weber and Donna Kreuger with the Olympia Mountaineers talk about mountain climbing and protecting the outdoor environment.


Listen to Renata Rollins and Tye Gundel

Listen to Andy Weber and Donna Kreuger


Sunday, January 29, 2017


Reema Griffith, Executive Director of the Washington State Transportation Commission, talks about an alternative way to collect road usage taxes.


Deborah Ross with the Olympia Historical Society talks about her efforts to preserve local history.


Listen to Reema Griffith

Listen to Deborah Ross



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Roger Jones, Event Planner for Together, talks about helping young people avoid destructive addictive behavior, especially involving alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

Former Thurston County Commissioner and Olympia Port Commissioner George Barner talks about his life and his current involvement in bringing better rail service to the area.


Listen to Roger Jones

Listen to George Barner



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dr. Karen Johnson with the Black Alliance of Thurston County talks about ways to improve relations between different ethnic groups.

Mark Ziegler, director of Community Development for the City of Shelton, and Stacey Anderson, principal of Choice High School, talk about "Graduation Matters Shelton."


Listen to Dr. Johnson

Listen to Mark Ziegler & Principal Anderson



Sunday, January 8, 2017


St. Martin's University Professor Robert Hauhart talks about what the "American Dream" means to Olympia's homeless. 

Local musical stars Derik, Riana, and Dalten Nelson talk about their careers.

Listen to Professor Hauhart

Listen to Derik, Riana, & Dalten Nelson


Sunday, January 1, 2017


Newly elected County Commissioner John Hutchings shares his vision for Thurston County.

North Thurston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Debra Clemens talks about her district's challenges and accomplishments.

Listen to Commissioner Hutchings

Listen to Superintendent Clemens