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 (on hiatus during the pandemic), Dick discusses the issues facing the South Sound with the people who know the most about them.
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August 1 2020
David Nicandri, former director of the Washington State Historical Society, discusses his book, Capt. Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes, with Dick Pust.
Rediscovering Capt. Cook!
Michael Steadman, candidate for Thurston County Commissioner, District 2, discusses “Community, Environment, & the Economy.” Paid for by People for Michael Steadman (D).
Steadman for Thurston County
March 22 2020
Former Olympia Fire Marshal Rob Bradley will run up the Columbia Center’s 69 flights again for the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb.
Tom Skervold, president of the Nisqually Delta Association, shares some of NDA’s past accomplishments and its goals for the future.
Nisqually Delta Association
March 15 2020
Sarah Hammin has the amazing story of how OlyEcosystems is preserving and restoring 17 acres of forest land near West Bay Drive.
West Bay Preservation
Sarah Scherer, now the director of a major local non-profit organization, tells her personal story about growing up homeless.
Growing Up Homeless
March 8 2020
Should Thurston County residents approve a ballot issue authorizing the construction of a new courthouse in Olympia? District Court Judge Bret Buckley and architect Ron Thomas say “yes.”
Should Thurston County residents approve an upcoming ballot issue authorizing the construction of a new courthouse in Olympia? County Commissioner Gary Edwards says “no.”
March 1 2020
Ashley Wambach with Fostering Together talks about the great need for foster parents.
Foster Parents Needed!
Ally Upton from Habitat for Humanity on exciting things being done in Thurston County.
Habitat for Humanity
February 23 2020
Kaleen Cottingham and Tom Jameson with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife talk about the state’s Barrier Removal Project and how it’s helping with salmon migration.
Neil Woody and Melanie Kincaid talk about the Child Care Action Council and its mission to promote and nurture early learning communities where children and families thrive.
Child Care Action Council
February 16 2020
Gold Record recipient Gretchen Christopher of Fleetwoods fame shares some of her most memorable moments.
Heather Bartlet, Deputy Director of the Department of Ecology, talks about Puget Sound’s No Discharge Zone rule.
No Discharge Zone
February 9 2020
History buff Steve Jones talks about President Truman’s week-long vacation in Olympia in 1945.
Truman in Olympia
Avalon Kragness explains how Lamplighters Creative Space helps promote the arts.
Lamplighters Creative Space
February 2 2020
Ron Jones with Olympia’s Waste Resources Department explains the city’s recycling changes.
Community activist Denny Johnston talks about the proposed “pay by mile” tax and much more …
Activist Denny Johnston
January 26 2020
Just “Get on and Go!” Intercity Transit Bus Buddies Scott Schoengarth and Diana Claus explain why IT no longer charges fares.
All IT Buses Now Free
Shannie Jenkins, a contributor to the new book Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Overdose, tells her personal story of loss and grieving.
Surviving Overdose Loss
January 18-19 2020
Karen Hall with the Olympia Soroptimist Club introduces Shannon Glenn, one of the club’s Exceptional Women honorees.
Mason County Emergency Management’s Ross McDowell on communicating during a major disaster.