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Discussion about business, politics, culture, and local or world issues.




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...

Duration: 01:03:51

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,...

Duration: 01:01:17

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,...

Duration: 00:33:12

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...

Duration: 00:59:44

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...

Duration: 01:00:06

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...

Duration: 01:00:21

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...

Duration: 01:01:22

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...

Duration: 00:59:58

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.

Duration: 01:00:32

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.

Duration: 00:27:20

Adapt or Die: Why Tech Isn't Just for Geeks Anymore

Whether it's knowing how to write code, being articulate about the impact of technology on the 21st century economy, or ensuring today's students are versed in important STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) subjects and skillsets, it's long been clear that the days of geeks hiding in dark rooms and coding away from the rest of the world is an outdated notion. Not only will the simplest coding languages help you understand and use the Web with its many games and apps, but...

Duration: 00:55:24

Western Washington Summit 2014 Wrap Up: Strategic Initiatives

Charles Keating, president of West Sound Technology Association, will join others in discussion about highlights and important takeaways from WSTA's annual summit with keynote Renee Radcliff Sinclair - who recently retired as head of Strategic Initiative for Apple, Inc. The topics included education, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. If you attended and want to share your thoughts, call in!

Duration: 00:56:55

Kitsap SCORE: discover solutions for your business challenges

Ken Sethney is a lifelong entrepreneur, early tech adopter, marketing coach, and volunteer business mentor. Join us as we discuss efforts to build Kitsap SCORE, a local branch of a national organization designed to help Kitsap County residents start, grow and successfully exit their own business ventures.

Duration: 00:26:58

EBOLA: Is the Media Creating Mass Hysteria?

Join us as we talk about Ebola. What's known? What's being done about it? Are you at risk? Is media fear-mongering and causing mass hysteria? Is America facing an epidemic? Has it become a partisan issue? How is the backlash against fear-mongering affecting the information stream?

Duration: 00:30:33

Is Political Correctness Really the Death of Freedom?

As the world evolves and more efforts are made to understand and embrace different cultures, religions, and lifestyles, is society resorting to political correctness which sets it on a path to social Marxism as some have claimed? When is it acceptable to hold individuals and corporations (and its executives) accountable for their prejudicial beliefs or the organisations they support? Can we go too far in pursuit of a story, justice, or what we perceive as righteous and open-minded...

Duration: 00:39:38

Former U.S. Ambassador Ed Wolfe on 21st Century and Balanced Leadership

Ed Wolfe, a Bremerton lawyer and former U.S. State Department official, is running for Kitsap County Commissioner. With his extensive service in all three branches of government (executive, legislative, judicial) and impressive resume in civic and business arenas, he is lauded across all aisles as the refreshing change needed in government. Tune in to hear his thoughts on what it takes to be a leader in the 21st century, and the importance of bringing balance back to the political and...

Duration: 00:27:26

Michael Strube on All Things Bremerton

Michael Strube, Pres/CEO of Bremerton Chamber of Commerce and previous candidate for Bremerton City Council, District 3, shares his thoughts about Bremerton.

Duration: 00:29:11

Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club's Case: Vendetta or Legit?

Lary Coppola, Pres/CEO of Wet Apple Media and former Mayor of Port Orchardshares his thoughts about the ongoing legal battle between Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office and Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club.

Duration: 00:29:28

Kathryn Simpson on education, surviving cancer, and life lessons

Kathryn Simpson, retired School Board Director for South Kitsap School District, discusses education, surviving cancer, and life lessons.

Duration: 00:29:20