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Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up works with a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. Girl Up Clubs are billed as champions for change that have had a huge impact on girls around the world, empowering both people in their own communities and adolescent girls in developing countries to rise up. Thr…
 
Recent media frenzy has been whipped up by President Trump's response to four Congresswomen, aka 'The Squad', where he allegedly tweeted that they should go back to where they came from. Is that what he actually said or meant? Join us as we discuss some history about the 'Love it or Leave it' sentiment and share our take on the issue.…
 
Nike recently created a commercial in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" ad campaign. It is scheduled to air during the NFL's season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, and celebrates Kaepernick and other athletes. But some have begun to boycott Nike in opposition to his inclusion. Kaepernick’s call at t…
 
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 ver…
 
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 proj…
 
"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 …
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 Ba…
 
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…
 
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 Massachus…
 
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 recas…
 
Legal privacy protections for email and other cloud-stored data are weak—and could get weaker. Fundamentally, this is a legal and policy issue—not a technical matter--yet it has dire business implications. In a September 2015 U.S. Court of Appeals hearing, Microsoft challenged the U.S.’s request for private data held in Ireland because the U.S. gov…
 
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has a complicated history on Bainbridge Island. There are frequent power outages and a need for more infrastructure, but push back from a community with an interest in reducing its carbon footprint, concern about aesthetics, and a new desire via the Island Power initiative to own and control its own nonprofit electric utili…
 
Girls Can Do (GCD) provides positive role models who are everyday yet extraordinary women talking about choices, determination, hardships, failure, resilience, and success. The Girls Can Do event series started with a single speaker and a small idea in January 2014. Since then, it has quickly grown into a movement with a big vision and big plans to…
 
Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is being funded and built in collaboration with Microsoft. It will pair UW students with international students to form teams. Those teams will work to solve real problems for real partner businesses. Microsoft, which has provided $40 million in initial funding, will be the first lead partner. Join us as we talk abo…
 
Bainbridge Island citizens have the opportunity to own and control its own nonprofit electric utility, as do more than 50 other Washington communities. Consumer owned utilities, from the City of Blaine to Seattle City Light, provide lower cost, cleaner and more reliable power than Puget Sound Energy (PSE). In 2008, Jefferson County (Port Townsend) …
 
Storytelling nights are gaining popularity nationwide. Many of them are monthly or weekly events where standing-room-only crowds gather to hear stories from strangers and friends alike. Seen by some as a backlash against digital overload, storytelling is reconnecting communities in an entertaining yet poignant way. Join us as we chat with Steven Ga…
 
“The persistent achievement gap between haves and have-nots in our society is chiefly a verbal gap. There is no greater practical attainment in the modern world than acquiring a bellyful of words. A large vocabulary is the single most reliable predictor of practical, real-world competence…” - Professor E.D. Hirsh Over one third of our middle school…
 
In January 2014, Professional Options hosted a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) meeting at Poulsbo City Hall so area veterans could learn about how to benefit from WWP. Attendees hear about successes and challenges our veterans and their families face after serving and sacrificing for our country, and how the services provided by WWP allow them to mov…
 
Brawls in the aisles over reclining seats, crying babies, and incorrectly served macadamia nuts. Passenger evictions over Christmas greetings. Emergency landings and arrests for mouthing off at flight attendants or seat-hopping. As the airlines industry shoves more people into metal tubes like cattle, are we losing our patience and civility? Are em…
 
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…
 
On December 3, 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu, a former 6th grader enrolled at Folsom Middle School, committed suicide after schoolmates had bullied him for being a cheerleader. According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likel…
 
After 13 years as the lobbyist in Olympia for the Washington Technology Industry Association, Lewis McMurran left the industry group in 2013 to run his own consulting business. A highly respected lobbyist by tech leaders and politicians, his work has been instrumental in legislative circles. Join us as we chat with Lew about business, policy, trend…
 
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…
 
Join Harry Brelsford, Founder of SMB Nation, Charles Keating of Keating Consulting Service, Inc., and others as we discuss highlights and important takeaways from this recent ground-breaking conference held at Microsoft in Redmond. Did you attend? Call in and share your thoughts!By Straight Talk14
 
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…
 
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…
 
From 1982 to 1999, Norm Johnson was a kicker in the NFL. He played for the Seattle Seahawks for eight years, then Altanta, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. During his career, he was a two-time Pro Bowler and All Pro, and helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to Super Bowl XXX in the 1995-96 season. It’s been years since he has played, yet he is still #1…
 
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