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Dec 29, 2018

What does graduate school have to do with citizenry? As it turns out, quite a bit. We invited Doreen Swetkis and Cheryl Simrell King on the podcast to discuss the impact that the Evergreen State College's Master's in Public Administration program have had on the south sound community, Those who work in non-profits or...

Dec 8, 2018

The City of Olympia counts on the recommendations of citizen advisory committees on topics ranging from zoning to utilities to public art. They are currently recruiting for new members for all of these commissions, so we thought we'd talk to someone with experience. In this episode we chat with Brian Mark,...

Nov 21, 2018

Immigration, refugees, people who are undocumented. They are on the national news regularly, but what impact does this issue have on our community? To discuss this topic we invited Kathy Baros Friedt of Strengthening Sanctuary to discuss what the group is doing to support undocumented folks in our area. In the meantime...

Nov 10, 2018

Check out this mini episode to get to know our host Jim Cooper. Jim Cooper is a city councilmember, nonprofit executive and community organizer. He lives in southeast Olympia with his wife, daughter, and dog Rusty and loves to spend summer weekends camping in his travel trailer. 

Nov 8, 2018

For a midterm election, this year was big. In Thurston County we voted in huge numbers right along with the rest of the nation, and to talk about it we invited Dani Madrone and Emmett O'Connell from The Olympia Standard podcast to help us make heads or tails of the importance.

Here’s to democracy!