IT'S YOUR COMMUNITY Apr 2017 - Jun 2017


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Historian Charlie Kirry discusses the origins of William Winlock Miller High School, which is better known as Olympia High.

Rhys Roth, Director of The Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, talks about upgrading the area's water delivery system.


Listen to Charlie Kirry

Listen to Rhys Roth


Sunday, June 18, 2017
Patti Belmonte, Executive Director of the Hands On Children's Museum, talks about the museum's summer events.  
Gerry Grubbs, principal of GRAVITY High School, and Mike Hickman, Assistant Superintendent of ESD 113, talk about making sure everyone has a chance to earn a high school diploma.


Listen to Patti Belmonte

Listen to Gerry Grubbs & Mike Hickman


Sunday, June 11, 2017


Community activist Phil Owen explains how the proposed Olympia Housing Levy could help provide housing for the city's homeless.

Family Support Center Director Trish Gregory and her deputy Natalie Moran talk about Camp Hope and how it helps children who have been abused.


Listen to Phil Owen

Listen to Trish Gregory & Natalie Moran


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Psychologist Jonna VanDyk and parent coach Emily McMason give child-rearing tips.

Statewide Rentry Council Executive Director Cary Retlin talks about how the council helps prevents those released from incarceration from reoffending.

Listen to Jonna VanDyk & Emily McMason

Listen to Cary Retlin



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gary Spelts with Egyhop and Sophia Landis talk about a special event to help the homeless. 

Bob & Georgia Williams and Michele Penberthy talk about a Wrinkles of Washington (WOW) performance to help Senior Services.

Listen to Gary Spelts and Sophia Landis

Listen to Bob & Georgia Williams and Michele Penberthy



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Patrick Soderberg with the Thurston County Health Department explains how the new Grow Smart, Grow Safe website can help gardeners make wise choices in selecting pesticides.

Tracy Sayler, Jim and Sharon Perkins, and Steve Bird promote a benefit for Old Dog Haven, a shelter for elderly canines.


Listen to Patrick Soderberg

Listen to Tracy Sayler, Jim and Sharon Perkins, and Steve Bird


Sunday, May 14, 2017


Lucy Gentry Meltzer and Kris Tucker with the Olympia Artspace Alliance explain the benefits of developing affordable space for artists to work, teach and live.

Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall urges citizens to get involved in the electoral process.


Listen to Lucy Gentry Meltzer and Kris Tucker

Listen to Auditor Hall


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Brian Lock and Lin Crowley with the South Puget Sound Asian Pacific Islander Coalition talk about concerns of the Asian community.

Carrie Lerud, manager of the non-profit Columbus Park on Black Lake, talks about the park's long history and ways to enjoy this "open to the public" facility.


Listen to Brian Lock and Lin Crowley

Listen to Carrie Lerud


Sunday, April 30, 2017


Judy Berg, Sharyl Solberg, & Julie Pietz talk about the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary's 50th anniversary.


Lacey Council Member Lenny Greenstein talks about challenges and opportunities for his city.


Listen to Judy Berg, Sharyl Solberg, & Julie Pietz

Listen to Council Member Greenstein


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Leslie Owen with the Northwest Justice Project talks about providing legal services for those who can't afford a lawyer. 

Whitney Sederberg, originator of the Earth Month concept, and environmental activist Bree Anderson talk about the importance of preserving our planet.


Listen to Leslie Owen

Listen to Whitney Sederbeg & Bree Anderson



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sergeant Cameron Simper with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office explains the department's Drug Take Back Program. 

Les Eldridge, president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Society, talks about our marine heritage.


Listen to Sgt. Simper

Listen to Les Eldridge


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Annette Roth and Aslan Meade with the Thurston Economic Development Council explain the new ThINK program and how it can help small businesses.

Erin Pratt with Village Vans explains how qualifying people can get free door-to-door transportation to work or to the doctor.


Listen to Annette Roth and Aslan Meade

Listen to Erin Pratt


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Danielle McDuffy talks about her own challenges in living with MS and the upcoming Walk to End Multiple Sclerosis. 

Ruth Weigelt, chair of the Lacey Fun Fair, talks about her 26 years with the festival and how it benefits the community.


Listen to Danielle McDuffy

Listen to Ruth Weigelt