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Art of Community NCW podcast


Sep 25, 2019

For this podcast, I am posting a talk titled “Civil Conversations in an Angry Age,” given by University of Washington Professor David Smith recently at the Wenatchee Library. The talk was hosted by the Wenatchee YWCA was sponsored by Humanities Washington. 

In the talk, Smith gives some perspective about why we are...

Sep 18, 2019

My guest for this episode is a remarkable young man from Leavenworth who experienced a horrendous personal tragedy – a tragedy that fueled his desire to make a difference in this world.

D’Andre Vasquez lost both parents and his grandmother in a car accident four years ago and completed his education at Cascade...

Sep 3, 2019

My guest for this episode is Suzanne MacPherson, a former educator, council member, and mayor of Cashmere. 

Suzanne has leveraged a strong sense of empathy, a willingness to listen deeply, and a commitment to helping people find a sense of belonging in a career and life that has changed lives in Cashmere.

Her strong...

Aug 28, 2019

My guest for this episode is Jim Wills, a relative newcomer to the Wenatchee Valley and someone who will be sharing wisdom at an event called Elder Speak on Sunday, Sept 8, 2 p.m. at the Snowy Owl Theater.

Wills will be joined on stage at the event by three other intriguing individuals, long-time realtor Mae...

Jul 31, 2019

My guest for this episode is Mae Hamilton, who at 90 years young is a dynamic seasoned real estate professional and community leader who still has lots to give to our valley.

From growing up in a home on a rural Douglas County farm to getting a degree at Washington State College, running a business and then selling real...