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Art of Community NCW podcast


Mar 28, 2021

My guest for this podcast is Christine Morgan, the executive director of the Icicle Fund in Leavenworth. Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt started the fund 20 years ago as a way of supporting arts and music, conservation, and natural history efforts in North Central Washington. The Icicle Fund has pumped more than...

Feb 26, 2021

This episode features Yvonne Boyd, a member of the Braver Angels effort that seeks to depolarize political discussions and create a framework for honest discussions on difficult topics. 


Braver Angels brings conservatives and liberals together in a format that has long been used in family counseling. The organization...

Aug 5, 2020

This is a follow-up conversation with Dr. David Notter, the retired cancer doctor in North Central Washington and we focus on how playing music has helped him through some tough times and helped his patients and their families. 

In our conversation, he talks about the healing power of music and unique experience of...

Jul 27, 2020

My guest for this podcast is Dr. David Notter, a retired Wenatchee oncologist.

Notter talks about the power of empathy – of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes – and the strong relationships he developed with patients, their families and others in the community. He learned as much or more from his patients...

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...