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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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.