Willie Levenson knows It's not cool to make jokes about the Willamette River. On this episode we talk to Willie about his work with the Human Access Project and the benefits of engaging with the Willamette River. The Big Float is July 13! Break Song: Take Me to the River by Al Green
On this episode, we bring you a conversation with Judy Margles, who is the Executive Director for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She shares some history of Jews in Oregon (including the story of Mel Blanc), and describes how lessons from the Holocaust are relevant to our current world.
On this episode, we talk with Kate Budd, who is the Executive Director of Council for the Homeless. The thirty-year-old nonprofit works to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. Kate describes how the housing landscape is inaccessible for too many people, and shares some creative and diverse solutions to curb the problem.
On this episode, we bring you a conversation with Amy Jermain, who is the Executive Director of Woman Led. She talks about peer mentorship for entrepreneurs, and the specific barriers women face when starting companies.
Roller Derby is a sport, a community, a lifestyle. Join us for an exciting conversation with Kim Stegeman, aka Rocket Mean, who is the Executive Director for Portland's own world champion team, the Rose City Rollers.
On this episode, we bring you a conversation with Paige España, who is the Director of Operations at Animal Aid, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization founded in 1969. They're undertaking a shelter remodel that will allow for the rescue and adoption of up to 25% more animals, with an open house for the community anticipated to take place sometime this summer. Learn more at https://animalaidpdx.org/campaign/.
Tune in for a conversation with Robin Wang, who is the executive director of Ascent Funding. The organization is a registered Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and does small business lending with minority and women-owned business in the Portland metro area.
Join us for a conversation with Derrick Olsen, who is the President of World Oregon, a "hub for globally-minded people who want to be more connected to the world—and to each other." He discusses the organization's history and growth, and what it means to be a global citizen in 2019.
On this week's show, we bring you a conversation with Felicita Monteblanco, who is the Policy and Advocacy Officer at Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation. She discusses a grant the organization recently received from Ninety-Nine Girlfriends, and underscores just how diverse and resourceful Washington and Yamhill counties are.