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Nike, the NFL, and Kaepernick: Our Take

Nike recently created a commercial in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" ad campaign. It is scheduled to air during the NFL's season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, and celebrates Kaepernick and other athletes. But some have begun to boycott Nike in opposition to his inclusion. Kaepernick’s call at the end of the commercial to “believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” references his ongoing battle against the NFL, which...


Suicide Awareness

“Talking With Youth About Suicide – for parents and adults who work with youth” - PSA


Our Assessment of the Candidates: Bainbridge Island City Council

Now that ballots will be showing up in your mailbox soon, we're hosting an in-depth discussion about each of the six (6) candidates for Bainbridge Island City Council from the north, central, and south ward. Does it all come down to how long you've lived here or the clubs you've joined?What role should candidates play in speaking for themselves versus through their supporters?Should the person with the most endorsements win?At what point is a vote for a candidate a vote for new and fresh...


Ted Jones: Bainbridge Island (District 3- South) Candidate

Ted Jones moved to Bainbridge Island in 1997. He and his wife Wendy have been active in environmental, social and political causes. Ted is a registered professional Civil Engineer, a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Continuous Process Improvement), a certified Energy Manager (American Association of Energy Engineers), and is an engineering project manager for US Navy (Naval Facilities Engineering Command). As a program manager, Jones has been involved with ocean engineering worldwide,...


Dream Weavers Series: Alchemy Apothecary Co.

"It wasn't until I had my own children that I realized what my grandmother's herbal wisdom was all about. ? My grandmother had a huge garden and was always making things from her plants. I loved when she crushed geranium leaves and asked me to smell them before tucking them into my pockets to rediscover later. Even though I have masters degrees in sustainability and environmental systems, it wasn't until I had children that I realized how much the world was missing effective and pure,...


Kevin Fetterly: Bainbridge Island (District 2 - North) Candidate

Kevin and Martha moved to Bainbridge Island 18 years ago and have come to love the small town feel of the island.They were attracted because of its physical beauty, the schools, the parks, trails and the neighborly manner. Fetterly is an Electrical Engineer with an MS degree from Stanford University (1977). In his work, he develops instrumentation for testing integrated circuits (like the ones in your cell phone). Kevin is very interested in the future our electricity supply and its...


Wayne Roth: Bainbridge Island (District 5 - Central) Candidate

Wayne Roth worked in public media for more than 40 years, including thirty years as the President & General Manager of KUOW Public Radio. He was elected to three terms on the National Public Radio Board of Directors (NPR), two years as Chair. He co-founded and was the managing director of the Northwest News Network (N3), a regional consortium that produces news reports and features for public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Mr. Roth serves as a director of Ballantine...


Joe Deets: Bainbridge Island (District 2 - North) Candidate

Joe's first career was a brokerage firm in Seattle, followed by years overseas working for the Securities and Futures Commission (the financial market regulator for the Hong Kong Government). There, he protected small investors and helped recover lost assets resulting from the Asian financial crisis of 1997. When he returned to US and settled on Bainbridge Island (his home since 2000), his passion for the natural environment and climate change led him to co-found nonprofit Community Energy...


Rasham Nassar: Bainbridge Island (District 5 - Central) Candidate

Rasham Nassar is an Island mom and farmer who recently became involved in local environmental advocacy. Through her efforts, she connected with a passionate and caring community whose concerns for the future of our Island mirrored her own personal apprehension for the future of our world. Nassar was born in 1983, the eldest daughter of an immigrant who came to America in 1967. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. In the years following...


Matthew Tirman: Bainbridge Island (District 3- South) Candidate

Matthew Tirman was born in Bedford, New Hampshire and attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he studied Political Science. During his time at university, Matthew was actively involved in environmental campaigns in North Carolina and Boston, leading a statewide canvassing effort to pass a safe beaches bill in Massachusetts. He worked in China after graduation and received his MA in International Relations from Lancaster University in the UK. Out of graduate...


Redux: Update on the Bainbridge Island Public Power Campaign

Two years ago in late April, we hosted a podcast with Jane Lindley and Steve Johnson of Island Power about their efforts to encourage Bainbridge Island to own and control its own electric utility. Join us as we bring you up to date on what's happened since then. Our Apr 13 broadcast on the subject experienced software issues, so we're doing a recast.


Sound off: Post-election thoughts

JOIN us as our host, guests, and listeners sound off about the election and what has taken place since. Try to keep it civil, and focus on solutions instead of problems.


News Roundup

We haven't had a broadcast in a while, so join us while we catch up with some headlines and other news.


The Trump Factor: Can He Do It?

Join us as we talk about Donald's Trump unexpected rise and success on the campaign trail. Is he REALLY running, or is there an ulterior motive? Why is he appealing, and to whom?


The Gun Debate!

The gun debate has been a popular topic request from our audience, so we're donig a show about the pro and con positions, relevant stats, and headlines which have influenced discussion. Call in and share your thoughts, send them via chat, or just listen to the LIVE broadcast. No screamers, please!


2016 Presidential Election: Reviewing the Candidates

Who has the best chances of making it to the general elections and White House? Weigh in with your thoughts or listen to our panel of pundits share theirs.


LEADS (Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act): Saving US Innovation

Legal privacy protections for email and other cloud-stored data are weak—and could get weaker. Fundamentally, this is a legal and policy issue—not a technical matter--yet it has dire business implications. In a September 2015 U.S. Court of Appeals hearing, Microsoft challenged the U.S.’s request for private data held in Ireland because the U.S. government asserted its right and that of other nations to access data beyond national borders. The growing threat of privacy and confidentiality...


Future Energy Solutions: Andy Wappler, VP of Corporate Affairs for PSE

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has a complicated history on Bainbridge Island. There are frequent power outages and a need for more infrastructure, but push back from a community with an interest in reducing its carbon footprint, concern about aesthetics, and a new desire via the Island Power initiative to own and control its own nonprofit electric utility. Andy Wappler is vice president of Corporate Affairs for Puget Sound Energy, and leads groups that are charged with coordinating...


Girls Can Do and Women in STEM

Girls Can Do (GCD) provides positive role models who are everyday yet extraordinary women talking about choices, determination, hardships, failure, resilience, and success. The Girls Can Do event series started with a single speaker and a small idea in January 2014. Since then, it has quickly grown into a movement with a big vision and big plans to match. Its mission is to inspire a generation of possibility thinkers, and to encourage young women to have big dreams and pursue them. After...


Confederate Flag: Yea or Nay?

Should it come down in South Carolina? Has the recent vote gone too far? Are there costs to censoring history, or was this long overdue? Does it represent heritage, or hate?Join the conversation.