Olympia grew up listening to Dick Pust chatting with candidates for local office and representatives from every community group one could imagine. On the “Saturday Morning Conversation” paid program, Dick talks with candidates and local businesses (Buy Local!) Saturdays at 8am. On “It’s Your Community,” Sundays at 9am, Dick discusses the issues facing the South Sound with the people who know the most about them.
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December 30 2018
Trish Gregory and Natalie Skovran with the Family Support Center will talk about their move to Olympia’s west side. http://www.fscss.org/
Family Support Center
Mike Jones and Brenda McAferty talk about how the North Thurston Education Foundation helps homeless students. www.ntef.org
NTEF Helps Homeless Kids
December 23 2018
Dr. Roy Heynderickx, president of Saint Martin’s University, talks about its transformation from local college to internationally known university. www.stmartin.edu/
National Organization of Women vice president Gilda Yazzi and local NOW board member Linda Malanchuk-Finnan discuss gender-based violence. now.org
December 16 2018
Thurston County Commissioner John “Hutch” Hutchings talks about the need for a new courthouse and a whole lot of other things. https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-1.aspx
Thurston Commissioner John Hutchings
Educator and author Marcie Ciampi (Everyday Asperger’s as Samantha Craft) discusses women on the autism spectrum. http://www.myspectrumsuite.com/
December 9 2018
December 2 2018
November 25 2018
November 18 2018
Deborah Reynolds and Carolyn Woodling with Zonta of South Puget Sound discuss 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Violence Against Women
George Bridges, president of The Evergreen State College and the EDC’s Michael Cade and Gene Angel talk about the college’s economic impact.
TESC and Local Economy
November 11 2018
Lacey Chamber president Graeme Sackrison talks about how innovative ideas can be developed and brought to market through the new Lacey MakerSpace. http://laceymakerspace.org/
Assistant Olympia Police Chief Aaron Jelcick talks about the city’s policing policy and how it’s carried out. http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/police-department.aspx
November 4 2018
Dr. Jack Havens and Bob Wubbena with an organization called CLIPA unveil a plan they hope will make both “save Capitol Lake” and “revert to an estuary” groups happy. http://www.savecapitollake.org/
Square-dance caller Glenn Raiha shares his enthusiasm for square dancing. http://olympiasquaredance.com/
Square Dancing Fun!
October 27-28 2018
Andrew Saturn, candidate for Utility Commission, explains his vision for the PUD. Paid political advertisement by Friends of Saturn. www.votesaturn.com/
Saturn for Utility Commission
E.J. Zita decries the mailing that directs voters to write-in her name for county commissioner. BTW, she’s NOT running and supports candidate Tye Menser.
Don't Vote for Zita!
Don Ulrich, owner of Yenney Music, talks about his hobby – flying drones – to capture aerial photos.
October 20-21 2018
Tye Menser, candidate for Thurston County Commissioner District 3, explains why he’s running. Paid political advertisement by Tye for Thurston. tyeforthurston.com/
Tye for Thurston
Financial planner Leon Benek of Benek Financial Group discusses the need for a financial plan for your home or business. Part two of five! www.benekfinancialgroup.com/
October 13-14 2018
Dick Scott, founder of Desco Audio and Video custom AV integration, talks about almost 50 years in business and the changes he’s seen. https://www.descoav.com/
Desco Audio and Video
Sandra Herndon, president of the Thurston chapter of the League of Women Voters urges you to be an informed voter. http://www.lwvthurston.org/
League of Women Voters
Passport services are new at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office. www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/auditor-passports.aspx
New County Passport Services
October 6-7 2018
The Tumwater Marching Band Festival October 13 features bands from around the NW. facebook.com/TumwaterMBF/
Tumwater Band Festival
Olympia’s new homeless coordinator Colin DeForrest shares ideas. olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness
Helping the Homeless
Bill Lindstrom discusses his historical novel, John Tornow, Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the “Wildman of the Wynooche.”
Wildman of the Wynooche
September 30 2018
Olympia School Superintendent Patrick Murphy talks about the district’s new strategic plan. https://osd.wednet.edu/
Olympia School District
Corinn Wohl and Autumn Cummings talk about the American Cancer Society and why “Real Men Wear Pink.” http://MakingStridesWalk.org
Wear pink. Save lives.
September 23 2018
Chris Wells, Executive Director of United Way of Thurston County, talks about the upcoming Day of Caring event. https://www.unitedway-thurston.org/
United Way Day of Caring
The Center for Natural Lands Management South Puget Sound Director Patrick Dunn talks about protecting the prairies and oak woodlands in Thurston County. http://www.southsoundprairies.org/
South Sound Prairies
September 15-16 2018
Leon Benek with the Benek Financial Group talks about the importance of planning the future course of your business after you’re gone. http://www.benekfinancialgroup.com/
Benek Financial Group
Betty Holt and her daughter Rach’l explain their support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. https://afsp.org/
September 8-9 2018
Dr. Shamika Cordis, owner of Phoenix Rising, talks about the benefits of her chiropractic services. https://www.phoenixrisingwc.com/
Phoenix Rising Chiropractic
Rapper Bobby Williams talks about how the Bridge Music Program is helping youth at risk. https://www.bridgemusicproject.org/
The Bridge Music Project
Stephanie Johnson with the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department talks about Percival Landing. https://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Home
Olympia Parks Arts and Recreation
September 2 2018
Lynette Manning of Bloodworks Northwest talks of the need for blood donations, particularly in the summer. https://www.bloodworksnw.org/
Derek Harris, new director of Community Youth Services (CYS), discusses how the organization serves at-risk youth. https://communityyouthservices.org/
Community Youth Services
August 26 2018
Keith Looker, manager of Lacey Veterans Services Hub, talks about how his organization is helping homeless veterans. https://www.laceyveteranshub.org/
Lacey Veterans Services Hub
Karen Fraser from Olympia Kiwanis and Carol Riley, executive director of Olympia Harbor Days, talk about the event this Labor day weekend, including the cruise from Tacoma to Olympia, and the vintage tugboat races on Sunday! https://www.harbordays.com/
Olympia Harbor Days
August 18-19 2018
Jacci Butler, manager of The Marie Bed and Breakfast, and chef James Simmons, talk about the restored B & B on Olympia’s west side. https://mariebnb.com/
The Marie Bed and Breakfast
John Price, chair of the Mason/Thurston Local Emergency Communications Committee, explains how the EAS System works. https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/Links/Links.htm
Emergency Alert System
August 11-12 2018
DuPont Mayor Mike Courts talks about the various attractions in his city and the Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days. //dupontwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=195
DuPont Hudson's Bay Heritage Days
Janet Pearce with the State Department of Natural Resources talks about the danger of wildfires. https://www.dnr.wa.gov/Wildfires
August 4-5 2018
Angela Bulanda, owner of Discipline Untamed, talks about keeping fit. https://www.disciplineuntamed.com/
Discipline Untamed Fitness
Thurston County Emergency Management coordinator Sonya Kroese talks about the county’s new alert notification system. https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/
July 29 2018
Jennifer Williamson-Forster, Executive Director of the South Sound Reading Foundation, talks about the importance of getting children to read. //www.southsoundreading.org/
South Sound Reading Foundation
Blogger Janine Gates talks about the importance of local news reporting. //janineslittlehollywood.blogspot.com/
Little Hollywood Blog
July 21-22 2018
Stacey Waterman-Hoey, director of Arbutus Folk School, talks about promoting unique forms of art such as rock sculpting and wood carving. //www.arbutusfolkschool.org/
Arbutus Folk School
Laurence Reeves with the Capitol Land Trust talks about preserving natural lands and working forests and farms. https://capitollandtrust.org/
Capitol Land Trust
Financial planner Leon Benek of Benek Financial Group discusses financial strategies for families and businesses – evaluating assets, life insurance policies, securing your financial future, business acquisition, and retirement. //www.benekfinancialgroup.com/
July 14-15 2018
Kevin Gleim with the Parkland/Spanaway Rotary Club talks about supporting a golf course designed especially for disabled veterans.
Patti Belmonte, Executive Director of the Hands On Children’s Museum, talks about Summer Splash!
Intercity Transit General Manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares talks about the second part of their community outreach project, “The IT Road Trip.” and how riders can have a say in service-improvement projects.
July 8 2018
Rebekah Graham, Director of Volunteer Services for Catholic Community Services of Mason, Lewis, and Thurston Counties talks about needing volunteers to help seniors and disabled people in need.
Debbie Laur, Commanding Officer of the Capitol Battalion of the Sea Cadets, describes how her organization helps young people develop discipline and direction in their lives.