July 13-14 2019

Peter Adams talks about how Revel in Lacey is truly an amazing place for people 55 and over. https://revellacey.com/

Gina Blanchard Reed of Turning Pointe discusses their domestic violence shelter for Mason and Thurston counties.

Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shelter

Members of the Olympia High School Climate Action Club, Evan Butler and KayLee Shen, talk about climate change.

July 7 2019

Dianna Ullery with Thurston County Extension talks about the benefits of joining 4-H.

Tanya Beaver and Emma Peters talk about the McCleary Bear Festival July 12-14, 2019. 

June 30 2019

Thurston County Commissioner John Hutchings presents the case for a new Thurston County Courthouse

Chuck Fowler talks about plans to put the historic tugboat Parthia on permanent display in Olympia. (Photo: Emily Bishop)

June 23 2019

Suicide prevention specialist Neetha Mony with the Washington State Department of Health.  

Miriam Villacian with an update on West Central Park Project, the unique park on Olympia’s west side. 

June 15-16 2019

Neal Buckner with Cartridge Care talks about how you can save a ton of money on your ink cartridges. https://www.cartcareinc.com/

The Olympia Salvation Army is undergoing a major do-over. Captain Mark Stearns has details. https://olympia.salvationarmy.org/olympia_corps/

Christine Buckley with the Washington Center for Women in Business talks about help available for women who want to start a business. 

June 9 2019

Jim McDaniel with the Department of Fish and Wildlife talks about the joy of fishing. https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing

Vern Honstain with the Mason County Historical Society talks about their classic car show June 30 and a whole lot more. 

June 2 2019

Viewing public records has just gotten easier. Karen Horowitz with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s office explains. 

Get acquainted with Sam Gibboney, new executive director for the Port of Olympia. https://www.portolympia.com/

May 26 2019

Ron Jones, president of the Washington State Recycling Association, talks about what happens to all that “stuff” you put in your recycle bin.

Parking program analyst Max DeJarnatt explains Olympia’s parking strategy. http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parking 

May 19 2019

Anne Larsen talks about the Olympia Police Department’s new Crisis Response Unit and Familiar Faces Program. 

Jeff Bowe with the Olympia and Beyond Sports Commission talks about recognizing outstanding local athletes.

May 11-12 2019

Skip Steffen discusses the Tribute to Natalie Cole May 17 benefiting the of the Olympia Union Gospel Mission’s No Fee Vision Clinic

Ken Hornburg with Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park discusses the advantages of pre-planning funerals. 

Denise Keegan and Karen Fraser remember the historic 1984 Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials and discuss the May 17-19 anniversary celebration. 

Bradley Loetzke describes how Treehouse helps high school students in foster care transition to a successful adulthood. www.treehouseforkids.org/ 

May 5 2019

Herpetologists Lameace Hussain and Kaysie Cox with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Immigration attorney Lisa Seifert talks about the unique legal challenges of non-citizens. 

April 27-28 2019

Dr. Chris Kliem, D.C. with True Alignment Chiropractic discusses his gentle, precise NUCCA techniques. 

 Dan Mazur talks about how he and many volunteers plant oysters each year to improve the water quality of Budd Inlet. 

Fifteen year old Rebecca Allen (pictured with her mother Helen) talks about the joys of being a Girl Scout

April 21 2019

Karen Hall with the Olympia Soroptimist Club discusses their Exceptional Women Awards

Jenny Bauersfeld with the City of Lacey talks about the upcoming Mayor’s Gala.  

April 14 2019

Harmon Eaton and Becky Liebman with FairVote Washington explain a proposed new way to select our elected officials. https://fairvotewa.org/ 

Katya Miltimore, Executive Director of the Washington State Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. http://www.washingtonclubs.org/

April 7 2019

After years of discussion about the future of Capitol Lake, will anything ever be done? Dick gets some answers from Carrie Martin and Bill Frare with Washington State Enterprise Services. 

Local filmmaker Laurel Busse-Johnston remembers the 24 years of Wrinkles of Washington, a performance troupe of seniors. http://www.wrinklesofwashington.com/

March 31 2019

Mary Verner with the Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program talks about managing the state’s water supply. 

Aslan Meade, Director of Strategic Alliances for the Thurston County EDC, explains a new concept called ThiNk

March 24 2019

Keith Flewelling, Director of TCOMM 911, talks about the need for upgrading the local dispatch center’s emergency radio equipment. http://tcomm911.org/

Anybody remember “Up with People?” They are back in town March 29-30. Micaela Ferwerda and Lynn Neeley tell you all about it. https://upwithpeople.org/

February 17 2019

Kento Azegami of SideWalk, talks about helping people living on the streets find housing. http://www.walkthurston.org

Scott Schoengarth with Entertainment Explosion talks about how attending the upcoming Brothers Four concert helps kids in need.

February 10 2019

Marilyn Roberts, Director of Operations for NAMI, talks about support for those with mental illness. https://namitm.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Kathy Dorgan with the Creative Theatre Experience talks about team building through acting. http://ctekids.org/

February 3 2019

Community activist Noah Martin will talk about the homeless situation. www.quakervoicewa.org/board-and-staff

Caleb Maki with the Washington State Board on Geographic Names talks about how various place names came to be.

January 27 2019

Debbi Fischer and Bob Woelk with Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center talk about how horses can have a therapeutic effect on military personnel suffering from PTSD. http://www.hope4heroesconsulting.org/

The Olympia School District Education Foundation’s Jocelyn McCabe and Maria Anderson talk about”Mary Poppins” live at the OHS Performing Arts Center February 1-3. http://www.osdef.org/

Olympia School District Education Foundation

January 20 2019

Timberland Regional Library director Cheryl Heywood talks about a library being more than just books! https://trl.org

Saint Martin’s Dr. John Hopkins discusses diversity and equity. stmartin.edu/directory/diversity-and-equity-center

January 13 2019

Shelly Willis, executive director of Family Education and Support Services, explains how her organization helps local families. http://familyess.org/

Family Education and Support Services

Legendary Capital High School band director Dan Lundberg shares some of his favorite memories. https://www.facebook.com/capitalbands/

January 5-6 2019

Leon Benek with Benek Financial Group provides some guidance on managing your retirement accounts. http://www.benekfinancialgroup.com/

City of Olympia Downtown Program Manager Amy Buckler talks about the Plum Street Tiny Homes project. http://olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness/Plum-Street.aspx

Noted historian, Dr. Dave Nicandri, talks about the origin of Olympia’s Priest Point Park and a whole lot more. http://olympiawa.gov/community/parks/parks-and-trails/priest-point-park

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/

Mike Jones and Brenda McAferty talk about how the North Thurston Education Foundation helps homeless students. www.ntef.org

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

Educator and author Marcie Ciampi (Everyday Asperger’s as Samantha Craft) discusses women on the autism spectrum. http://www.myspectrumsuite.com/

December 9 2018

Phil Prietto with City Gates talks about keeping people from becoming homeless. citygatesministries.org

Reiko Callner discusses gender-based violence in the workplace. https://zontasouthpugetsound.org/

December 2 2018

Paul Simmons with the Olympia Parks Department talks about Oly on Ice! http://olyonice.com

Salvation Army Captain Mark Stearns talks about the kettle drive. https://olympia.salvationarmy.org/

November 25 2018

John Dodge, author of A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm, shares his memories.

Miguel Pineda of Homes First talks about affordable homes for low-income young adults.

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.

George Bridges, president of The Evergreen State College and the EDC’s Michael Cade and Gene Angel talk about the college’s economic impact.

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/

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/

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.

New Tenino police chief Robert Swain talks about his journey from big-city policing to serving Tenino. http://www.ci.tenino.wa.us/Police

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/

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/

Jen Burbidge, Director of the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, explains the basics of Proposition 1, the City of Lacey’s upcoming parks and recreation ballot measure.

Karen Hall with the Olympia Soroptimists talks about their Live Your Dream Award program. www.soroptimistolympia.org

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/

Sandra Herndon, president of the Thurston chapter of the League of Women Voters urges you to be an informed voter. http://www.lwvthurston.org/

Passport services are new at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office. www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/auditor-passports.aspx

October 6-7 2018

The Tumwater Marching Band Festival October 13 features bands from around the NW. facebook.com/TumwaterMBF/

Olympia’s new homeless coordinator Colin DeForrest shares ideas. olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness

September 30 2018

Olympia School Superintendent Patrick Murphy talks about the district’s new strategic plan. https://osd.wednet.edu/

Corinn Wohl and Autumn Cummings talk about the American Cancer Society and why “Real Men Wear Pink.” http://MakingStridesWalk.org

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/

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/

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/

Betty Holt and her daughter Rach’l explain their support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. https://afsp.org/

Audrey Pastore and Ted Samland with Elks Lodge 186 talk about how the lodge has been a part of the Olympia community for over a hundred years and still provides many community services. https://www.facebook.com/OlympiaElks/

September 8-9 2018

Dr. Shamika Cordis, owner of Phoenix Rising, talks about the benefits of her chiropractic services. https://www.phoenixrisingwc.com/

Rapper Bobby Williams talks about how the Bridge Music Program is helping youth at risk. https://www.bridgemusicproject.org/

Stephanie Johnson with the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department talks about Percival Landing. https://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Home

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/

August 26 2018

Keith Looker, manager of Lacey Veterans Services Hub, talks about how his organization is helping homeless veterans. https://www.laceyveteranshub.org/

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/

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/

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

Gary Burris, Director of the Child Care Action Council, talks about daycare centers. //www.ccacwa.org/

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

Janet Pearce with the State Department of Natural Resources talks about the danger of wildfires. https://www.dnr.wa.gov/Wildfires

Medic One Director Kurt Harden along with staff members Erin Burgman and Preston Wallace talk about compression-only CPR. https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/medic1/cpr.htm

August 4-5 2018

Angela Bulanda, owner of Discipline Untamed, talks about keeping fit. https://www.disciplineuntamed.com/

Thurston County Emergency Management coordinator Sonya Kroese talks about the county’s new alert notification system. https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/

Debbie Haddock and Beth Capek with the Little Red Schoolhouse Project describe the distribution of school supplies and clothing to kids in need as they go back to school. //www.redschool.org/

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/

Blogger Janine Gates talks about the importance of local news reporting. //janineslittlehollywood.blogspot.com/

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/

Laurence Reeves with the Capitol Land Trust talks about preserving natural lands and working forests and farms. https://capitollandtrust.org/

David Albert with Friendly Water for the World talks about bringing fresh water to people in impoverished nations. //friendlywater.net/

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.