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Art of Community NCW podcast


Dec 15, 2017

My guest this week is Misael Fajardo-Perez of the Wenatchee Valley Lutheran Latino Ministry. Fajardo-Perez is doing some amazing community building work in the valley by bringing people together and finding common ground.

Fajardo-Perez sees a growing movement in North Central Washington to build meaningful relationships...

Dec 12, 2017

This episode features Abel Noah, the vice president and executive trustee of the Confluence Health Foundation. Noah has been at the forefront of dramatic changes since the foundation's role moved from Central Washington Hospital to Confluence Health.

The expanded role of the foundation reflects the growing presence of...

Nov 28, 2017

My guest this week is Betty Palmer, the culinary arts instructor at Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center. She has created a vibrant hands-on learning program that gets students rubbing elbows with local chefs in public venues.

Palmer believes that heightened stress that goes along with serving food to the public...

Oct 30, 2017

My guests for this episode are Dr. Paul Hessburg and Sara of the Era of Megafires Project. Dr. Hessburg is a research scientist who has been studying forest health and fire behavior. Rolfs is the coordinator for the project, which has been wildly successful in changing how people think about the wildfire issue.


Sep 29, 2017

  This podcast features Barbara Rossing of Leavenworth, who has been a Lutheran pastor for 35 years. She was pastor for three years in the late 1980s at Holden Village and currently teaches New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.

Rossing is passionate about the future of the natural environment, how...