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Daily Detroit
Taco tales, new buildings, and Dearborn signs up for the Imagination Library

Daily Detroit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 18:11


Big show today, hitting a lot of topics with Friday co-host Devon O'Reilly. 01:16 - We discuss what we're drinking, including an easy fall cocktail that's a turn on an old fashioned 02:08 - Where we've been and Devon does a mini M Cantina review  04:29 - Speaking of tacos, word is the popular Taqueria El Rey is reopening but in Lincoln Park (More: https://detroit.eater.com/2022/9/13/23350747/taqueria-el-rey-food-truck-new-location-downriver) 05:48 - While they've been partially gone (they're doing popups at Batch), finding some temporary alternatives and a listener turned us onto The Taco Stand 07:04 - Rose's Fine Wine (and food) is for sale on Detroit's east side 09:18 - Huntington Tower is open - https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/huntington-tower-opens-downtown-detroit 11:47 - The Brooke on Bagley in Southwest Detroit broke ground - https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/brooke-bagley-breaks-ground-southwest-detroit 13:45 - All of the city of Dearborn joins Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, giving free books to children monthly https://imaginationlibrary.com/ 15:43 - Things to do this weekend including DIY Fest in Ferndale Thanks to today's episode sponsor, your Southeast Michigan Edward Jones financial advisors. More: https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/jerry-mangona (They have no input or control on editorial content of the show.)  Feedback: https://forms.gle/MnwUf8uJEtpyG9m2A or dailydetroit -at- gmail -dot- com

Shop Talk by 124Go - Conversations for those who are licensed to create.
Leadership is Not a Title | Winn Claybaugh Founder of JPMS Schools

Shop Talk by 124Go - Conversations for those who are licensed to create.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 71:15


In this episode we talk with Industry Icon Winn Claybaugh about inclusivity, how to attract the team and clients that you WANT. And how to use three of the top human needs to ensure you have a healthy culture in your salon. Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN's Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A business owner for over 38 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder and co-owner of hair care giant Paul Mitchell's school division, with more than 100 locations throughout the United States. The young company was ranked three years in a row (2006–2008) in the top 10 of Franchise Times magazine's Fast 55, a ranking of the fastest growing young franchises, and has repeatedly ranked in the Top 50 and earned Best in Category in the Franchise Business Review's Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. From 2004 to 2020, Winn and the Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $22 million for multiple charitable organizations, including Leeza's Care Connection, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer Movement, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Gary Sinise Foundation, Magic Johnson Foundation, Morris Animal Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Food 4 Africa, Boys & Girls Clubs, hurricane and wildfire relief, AIDS causes, breast cancer causes, City of Hope, American Cancer RELATED LINKS www.winnclaybaugh.com www.masterspodcastclub.com Winn Claybaugh intro video: https://vimeo.com/140170785 YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/winnclaybaugh www.paulmitchell.edu www.paulmitchellschoolsfunraising.org Facebook: @WinnClaybaughpage Instagram and Twitter: @WinnClaybaugh On social: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/124.go/ https://www.instagram.com/noindoorvoice/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/124GO/ If you're a hairdresser, salon owner, salon manager or hair beauty professional, please subscribe and give us a Wicked Good Review!! Music information: Never Wanna Grow up, by the incredible Katrina Stone. https://artlist.io/song/6748/never-wa… Thank you for stopping by!

The Valley Today
Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery

The Valley Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 25:21


Andy Gail to the rescue! Today's conversation happened because Andy Gail is an amazing human being and not was available himself to talk about Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area and their upcoming event, Oktoberfest but he also brought a guest! Joining us for the conversation was Brian Pellatt, chef and owner at Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery. Brian explained his history as a chef and how that journey brought him to Winchester to open the restaurant with three friends. We talked about his menu items and the high priority he places on being involved in the community and giving back. Get more information on his website: https://winchestersbestbbq.com/ and follow him on Facebook. Andy gave us an update on new classes starting at LVWA, told us about the expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and gave details for Oktoberfest happening on Friday, September 23, 2022 in Old Town Winchester. For more information about Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area, visit their website: https://lvwa.org/ and follow them on Facebook.

The Gap Minders
Episode 25 | Sen. Toni Atkins, President pro tempore, California State Senate

The Gap Minders

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 28:09


What a great Episode #25! In this wonderful episode, Nancy and Jose are joined in studio by one of California's and San Diego's leaders, Toni Atkins, the President pro tempore of the California State Senate. We learn so much about Toni in this episode, including her humble beginnings in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, living in a home without running water but overflowing with love and a passion for reading. To hear her share that one of her most prized possessions is her Mom's library card tells us all we need to know about her deeply rooted connection to books, reading, libraries and the value of a public education. Quite an incredible story from Toni. We also learn that her leadership on issues is very much about her lived experiences and why she fights so hard on poverty, health care, childcare, affordable housing and libraries, to name a few of her purposeful legislative initiatives. Listeners also hear about an amazing new program from California - the catalyst being the one and only Dolly Parton - called Imagination Library! This $68 million program will send a book monthly to 2.3 million students from ages 0-5! Talk about a smart investment into our collective futures! Here are some other amazing takeaways from the interview with Toni: - Affordable housing was 30 years in the making and it is going to take time to dig out- Affordable housing isn't just a humanitarian issue, it is an economic issue for every business- Libraries are not just about books, but essential access points for broadband, computers, and community centers - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program has distributed over 183 million books! - The answers to the Rapid Fire questions! A truly great conversation from a wonderful gap minder. Thank you, Toni Atkins, for being passionate about literacy, gaps, your willingness to serve, and for joining us for the 25th episode of The Gap Minders!Enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the show. If you have any questions or want to contact Nancy or Jose, please send an email to podcast@uwsd.org. Thank you for listening.To learn more about the two social impact organizations making The Gap Minders possible, please visit www.TheGapMinders.org.

Homeschool Together Podcast
Episode 236: Short Bite - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Homeschool Together Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 4:42


In today's episode we talk about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It's a wonderful service that will send your young one a free book every month for the first five years of their life. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - https://imaginationlibrary.com/ Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Show Notes Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - https://imaginationlibrary.com/ Connect with us Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/ Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

Inside Appalachia
Reading With Dolly Parton, Repairing Old Carpets And Learning To Embroider

Inside Appalachia

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 52:04


Our first stop this week is in Charleston, W.Va. where we're sitting down with the inimitable Dolly Parton. She recently visited W.Va. to celebrate her children's book program, Imagination Library. We'll also talk to the owner of a Charleston abattre who developed a butchering apprenticeship program.

West Virginia Morning
Dolly Speaks On Her Imagination Library And A Look Back At 20 Years Of Inside Appalachia, This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 15:45


On this West Virginia Morning, musician and American icon Dolly Parton was in Charleston this week talking about her signature Imagination Library program. WVPB Executive Producer Suzanne Higgins sat down with her for an exclusive interview. And Inside Appalachia is 20 years old this month! We talk with the show's founders.

Just US: Before, Birth, and Beyond
Optimizing Early Childhood Development to Improve Outcomes and Address Disparities

Just US: Before, Birth, and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:26


Speaker: Morgan Walls, MD, MSDescription:  This episode of Just Us features pediatrician, Dr. Morgan Walls. Listen in to hear an energetic discussion on early childhood development and why it's never too early to discuss this with your patients! Enjoy the show. If you liked what you heard please share with your network. We would also like your feedback by completing complete our survey: https://redcap.mahec.net/redcap/surveys/?s=XTM8T3RPNKShow Notes: Reach Out and Read https://reachoutandread.org/ Dolly Parton's Imagination Library https://imaginationlibrary.com/ AAP Developmental Screening Recommendations https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/developmental-surveillance-and-screening-patient-care/  

New Books in Children's Literature
Hannah Holt, "A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken" (Roaring Brook, 2022)

New Books in Children's Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 41:24


Hannah Holt is a children's author with a civil engineering degree. Her picture books weave together her love of literature and lifelong learning. They include The Diamond and the Boy (HarperCollins) and A Father's Love (Penguin). In our interview we talk about her brand new pun-derful book, A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken (Roaring Brook, 2022). Her writings have been selected for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, won the Flame Challenge from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and received starred reviews from publications like Booklist and School Library Journal. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Brandon Boxer
Governor Mike DeWine- It's Dolly Parton Day!

Brandon Boxer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 15:29


The Governor discusses Dolly's extraordinary program, The Imagination Library. Encouraging kids up to 5 years old to enjoy reading. Plus, Brandon goes deeper into the Mar-a-Lago raid by the FBI

New Books Network
Hannah Holt, "A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken" (Roaring Brook, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 41:24


Hannah Holt is a children's author with a civil engineering degree. Her picture books weave together her love of literature and lifelong learning. They include The Diamond and the Boy (HarperCollins) and A Father's Love (Penguin). In our interview we talk about her brand new pun-derful book, A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken (Roaring Brook, 2022). Her writings have been selected for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, won the Flame Challenge from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and received starred reviews from publications like Booklist and School Library Journal. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Daily Detroit
Dolly Parton appreciation; Chroma opens; Northville shuts down streets permanently

Daily Detroit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 20:45


From very south of Woodward, your Daily Detroit. Jer chimes in from the road and Devon's at home. We talk about: Dolly Parton to her Imagination Library book program that serves kids 0-5 in select Detroit zip codes (and parts of the rest of the nation); Plus the Lily Tomlin photo in downtown Seiverville (she's from Detroit, ya know). As to actual stories, Chroma Detroit had an open house and Devon went. Wyandotte is apparently making big moves in being a downtown people want to live in; and Northville is permanently shutting down two of their downtown streets for businesses, drinking and dining. Little studio note: We're doing three episodes next week as we need time to work on the studio and for Jer to get out of the Smokey Mountains. You can become a monthly member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit  

LINK nky Daily Headlines
LINK nky Daily Headlines: July 29, 2022

LINK nky Daily Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 9:12


On today's episode, Governor Beshear says double-digit death toll expected after severe flooding in eastern Kentucky; Ludlow schools join Dolly Parton's Imagination Library; District approves $1,400 stipend in response to bus drivers' strike threat; and Inside LINK: We're adding to the team, an update from our CEO.Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

The Mark White Show
Dollywood PR Director Wes Ramey, Elkmont Elementary's Heather Haden, & Cora's Corner

The Mark White Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 50:08


Did you know that Dolly Parton's father was illiterate and that was the motivation for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library? Today, in addition to sharing about Dollywood educational attractions, we're highlighting the subject of literacy with Dollywood Public Relations Director Wes Ramey and Elkmont Elementary School's Heather Haden along with Imagination Library parent Laura Cornelison! After those conversations, we'll be giving you an example of one of the great books from the Imagination Library program as Cora reads, “Squeak!” on Cora's Corner! You can also subscribe to TMWS via TuneIn Radio, Apple iTunes, SoundCloud, Audioboom, Spotify, Stitcher, Blubrry, Google Podcasts, & iHeart Radio. All shows are archived at TheMarkWhiteShow.com.

The Mark White Show
Cora's Corner: Squeak from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Mark White Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 6:23


On this episode of Cora's Corner, Cora is sharing an example of a book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library called, "Squeak." I encourage you to check out Imagination Library at ImaginationLibrary.com. If the program is not available in your area, find out how to make that happen for children in your area! Sponsor: Brad Wallace with Edward Jones in Madison, AL

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 97: A Bigfoot Noodling Murder, Secret Polar Bears, & Celebrating Bomb Pops

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 76:23


Kathleen opens the show drinking a State Park Blonde Ale from Tennessee Brew Works in Nashville.“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Extra Toasty Cheez-It crackers, which she loves. She moves on to taste Brianna's Classic Buttermilk Ranch, which she likes but thinks it's very tangy and would recommend using it as a dip. She finishes her tasting with Old El Paso Zesty Ranch Sauce, which she thinks is a strange color and feels as though it would ruin a good taco. THE QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen gives updates on the Queens: Tanya is on fire touring all summer, and Queen Dolly just expanded her Imagination Library into Maine. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on Boris Becker's imprisonment, Alex Murdaugh is finally disbarred as he awaits murder charges in South Carolina, and jailed Alabama prisoner Casey White is indicted on a murder charge for the shooting death of Vicky White. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of a double-sided Van Gogh painting, and a secret population of polar bears is found living in an impossible habitat in Greenland. BIGFOOT NOODLING MURDER: Kathleen is amused reading the details in an article where an Oklahoma noodler says Bigfoot made him kill his fishing partner. Listen to Kathleen's opinions on Noodling in her bit from her Bothering Jesus special on Netflix. STARBUCKS TO CLOSE DOWNTOWN STORES IN “WOKE” CITIES: Kathleen reads an announcement from Starbucks where the chain will permanently close 16 of its stores across the US after staff are accosted by customers high on drugs. The cities impacted generally have high homeless populations, and recently leaked footage of CEO Howard Schultz revealed the coffee-chain executive blaming local “woke” elected officials for an environment in which it's too hostile to operate stores. TOURIST FALLS INTO MOUNT VESUVIUS: In continuing with her love of stupid tourist stories, Kathleen is amused reading an article about an American who had to be rescued on Mount Vesuvius near Naples after he apparently slipped into the Italian volcano's crater while trying to recover his fallen cellphone after attempting to take a selfie in a WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GAP?” Kathleen reads an article about the history of The Gap store, and the rise and fall of the iconic brand as their latest CEO steps down in an effort to reorganize and move towards profitability. TOP CITY TO TRAVEL & TRAVEL + WORK REMOTELY IN: Kathleen laughs reading that Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore after hours without having to use too much of your PTO time, according to a recent analysis from Icelandair.DOUBLE DECKER AIRLINE SEATS: Kathleen scoffs reading an article outlining the latest concept in air travel that she believes will make Economy class even more uncomfortable: the Chaise Longue Economy Seat Project, which envisages a dual-level seat cabin with each row alternating between on-floor seating, and seats elevated a few feet above the ground. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “The Girl From Plainville” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

This Day in Maine
July 15, 2022: U.S. House passes bill allowing Wabanaki tribes in Maine to benefit from new federal laws; Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is coming to Maine; South Portland legislative race has a new Somali-American candidate.

This Day in Maine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 17:25


Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 95: A Mayonnaise Murder, Lake Mead's Ghost Town, & A Night On Dolly's Tour Bus

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 85:50


Kathleen opens the show drinking an Old Bay bloody Mary with a Success For Breakfast IPA from Broadway Brewery and reviews her 4th of July weekend activities in Nashville. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Tabasco Jalapeno Mesquite BBQ Sauce, which she thinks is waaaay too sweet. She moves on to taste Kettle Brand Farmstand Ranch potato chips, which she finds not very “Ranch-like” but probably fantastic dipped in Ranch dip. She finishes her tasting with Gus's Pretzels Monterey Jack Con Queso Dip from STL, which she absolutely loves and recommends pouring on anything. A NIGHT ON DOLLY'S TOUR BUS: Kathleen is delighted to read that Dolly Parton has donated her 1986 tour bus to Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa, allowing fans to book a min 2 night stay as part of the “Suite 1986 Tour Bus Experience.” The price is approx.$10K, and all proceeds have been directed to Dolly's Imagination Library foundation. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the dismantling of the Rotterdam bridge to release Jeff Bezos' new superyacht, the “Fake Hitler” capitol rioter is convicted, another Bison incident in Yellowstone, and Elon begins cracking down on Tesla's return-to-work procrastinators.“HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the Mormon ghost town that has appeared in Lake Mead after a significant drop in the lake's water level, and divers pulled a marble head of Hercules from a 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck in Greece.SUBWAY MAYONNAISE MURDER: Kathleen can't believe the actions leading to a Subway restaurant employee in Atlanta getting shot and killed recently after a customer got upset after too much mayo was added to his sandwich. TACO BELL'S LATEST MASH-UP: Kathleen laughs reading an announcement from Taco Bell about their latest partnership; this time with Cheez-It. The chain is releasing tostadas and Crunchwraps made with gigantic Cheez-Its in a few locations across the US for a limited time. Kathleen maintains that Cheez-Its and Goldfish crackers should be left alone, and tells all Termites to “protect the Cheez-Its.”US GOV'T REQUESTS REMOVAL OF TIKTOK: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article advising that the Federal Communications Commission has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns. She laughs musing about the revolution that “the children” would start if this action was taken. RICHEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED: Kathleen introduces us to Mansa Musa, the fourteenth-century leader of the Mali Empire and the richest person who has ever lived.WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Candy” on Hulu.SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Valley Today
UWNSV: Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

The Valley Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 31:49


Andy Gail was back today! Our monthly conversation with United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley with Jennifer Hall, Director of Community Investment featured Andy Gail (for his 8th visit to the show and finally a "repeat" topic) from Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area. Andy gave us an update on all the programs they have happening throughout the summer and explained how they've changed things up by offering events out of the classroom and in the community. He gave us details too, for the Collab on Cameron happening on July 30. In the second segment we talked with Jennifer and Andy about the impact grant they were awarded to help fund their Campaign for Grade Level Reading and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Jennifer gave us a recap of the Project Connect events and talked about the need for volunteers at Valley Assistance Network (VAN.) We wrapped up with a reminder and invitation to the Rubbermaid Sale happening on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9am - 12pm in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall.

Kelley & Ray REPLAY
Imagination Letter (06/08/2022)

Kelley & Ray REPLAY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022


Imagination Letter (06/08/2022) - Kelley & Ray can not say enough good things about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library... now Dolly gets the last word.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 90: Mayonnaise Tattoos, Living Hobbits, & the Yellow Brick Road to Atlantis

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 80:23


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Good Bug Golden Ale from Lazy Magnolia Brewing in Kiln Mississippi. She reviews her weekend in Huntsville Alabama, golfing at The Ledges (her favorite course there) and meeting fun Termites at the shows as she ran her set to prepare for her upcoming Amazon Special taping in Denver at The Paramount on June 4th. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen tastes Baumhower's Alabama White BBQ Sauce, which she likes but thinks is a little too sweet for her liking. She moves on to sample Cheetos Flamin' Hot Sweet Carolina Reaper cheese puffs, which she spits out and compares to “FIAAAAHHHH!” She finishes her tasting with Nabisco Better Cheddars Snack Crackers, which she likes but prefers regular Cheez-Its 1000% more. QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen gives an update that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has expanded to Oklahoma. UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on the sale of Warhol's “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn”, Mattress Mack makes a huge Astros bet, Boris Becker's prison situation, JetBlue's hostile takeover of Spirit Airlines, “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of an undersea road to the lost city of Atlantis, a 6-year-old finds a Megalodon tooth in the UK, and a giant sinkhole with a forest inside is found in China. 2022 BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA: Kathleen reads the new list of the best places to live in the US for 2022-23, with Huntsville AL dethroning Boulder CO at the top spot. 2022 FATTEST STATES IN AMERICA: Kathleen laughs out loud reading the 2022 list of “The Fattest States in America,” with Mississippi taking the top spot and Colorado being the Fittest. She agrees that she would also join the ranks of the “hearty Termites” in Mississippi if she lived in Biloxi since she absolutely loves the seafood and anything Cajun from Mary Mahoney's restaurant. MONKEYPOX RESURFACES IN AMERICA: As a follow up to Episode 50, Kathleen reads a headline advising that multiple cases of Monkeypox have recently been identified in the US and Canada. She goes on to read about a mysterious “hybrid” monkey that was spotted in Malaysia and appears to be a combination of two different species. FREE DUKE'S MAYONNAISE TATTOOS: Kathleen is a massive fan of Duke's Mayonnaise, and is thrilled to read an article announcing a 1-day promotion where Duke's sponsored 70 free Duke's-themed tattoos at Yellow Bird Tattoo near its headquarters in Richmond, VA. SHERPA SCALES MT EVEREST FOR THE 26TH TIME: Kathleen loves reading about the Nepalese sherpas that work on Everest, and is blown away to read an article advising that Kami Rita Sherpa just beat his own world record for climbs of Everest after his 26th ascension at the age of 52. MAN OPENS PLANE EXIT DOOR WHEN REFUSED ALCOHOL: Kathleen is amused to read an article outlining the antics of a retired California roofer who fled a moving United Airlines plane through the emergency exit after the flight crew refused to serve him alcohol before takeoff. MYSTERIOUS “HOBBIT” SPECIES MAY NOT BE EXTINCT: Kathleen reads an article from Indonesia claiming that sightings of a small “ape-man” could be proof that the Homo floresiensis species (or hobbits,) may not be extinct and is still alive today in report parts of the area. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching David Bowie in the 1996 movie “Basquait” on YouTube. SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

K95.5 Cait & Bradley Country Now
Cait & Bradley's Country Now (5/12/22)

K95.5 Cait & Bradley Country Now

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 2:06


Kane Brown has his own cereal now and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is coming to Oklahoma!

This Week in Oklahoma Politics
Gubernatorial veto, Swadley's investigation, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and more

This Week in Oklahoma Politics

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 26:23


This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt's veto of a bill dealing with tribal jurisdiction in traffic violations, the House begins its investigation of the Department of Tourism's deal with Swadley's and the governor signs a bill putting a limit on the number of voters allowed per household. The trio also discusses the nomination of Keith Reed as Director of the Department of Health and the State Department of Education's expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

The KOSU Daily
Tribal jurisdiction, renter protections, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and more

The KOSU Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:10


Tribes are calling for a veto override of a jurisdiction bill. Renters could soon get help to do work on their property. The state wants to get more books into the hands of its young people. You can find the KOSU Daily wherever you get your podcasts, you can also subscribe, rate us and leave a comment. You can keep up to date on all the latest news throughout the day at KOSU.org and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at KOSU Radio. This is The KOSU Daily, Oklahoma news, every weekday.

Fort McMurray Matters on Mix 103.7
Story Book Gala and catching up with Northern Spirits

Fort McMurray Matters on Mix 103.7

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 30:25


We sit down and chat with Julianne North Bourque with the Imagination Library to chat about their upcoming Once Upon a Time Family Dinner & Dance on May 13-15. Tickets for the event can be purchased on Eventbrite. We also sit down with players of the Northern Spirits football team to chat about their recent exhibition game.

Byers & Co. Interviews
Debbie Bogle - May 5, 2022

Byers & Co. Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 23:20


May 5, 2022 - Debbie Bogle of the United Way joined Byers & Co to talk about community investment, Imagination Library, Cinco de Mayo, post-COVID events, using technology to reach wider audiences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Trivia With Budds
10 Trivia Questions on Gray Characters

Trivia With Budds

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 9:12


Can you guess all these characters who happen to be gray? Go for it! Grab the digital download of my new book Pop Culture Puzzles Vol. 1 for only $7!  https://etsy.me/3iZgSpp Fact of the Day: Since founding the Imagination Library in 1995, Dolly Parton has donated 100 million books to children. THE FIRST TRIVIA QUESTION STARTS AT 02:37 Theme song by www.soundcloud.com/Frawsty Bed Music: Neon Laser Horizon by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7015-neon-laser-horizon License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license PLAY TRIVIA WITH BUDDS live on FB Live (and sometimes Zoom!) A full hour interactive show streams often nightly at 7pm PST. See lineup of shows and topics at www.TriviaWithBudds.com under the events section towards the bottom of the homepage. Watch the shows at www.Facebook.com/ryanbudds or www.Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds  http://TriviaWithBudds.comhttp://Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds http://Twitter.com/ryanbudds http://Instagram.com/ryanbudds Book a party, corporate event, or fundraiser anytime by emailing ryanbudds@gmail.com or use the contact form here: https://www.triviawithbudds.com/contact SUPPORT THE SHOW: www.Patreon.com/TriviaWithBudds Send me your questions and I'll read them/answer them on the show. Also send me any topics you'd like me to cover on future episodes, anytime! Cheers.  SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MY PATREON SUBSCRIBERS INCLUDING:  Veronica Baker, Greg Bristow, Brenda and Mo Martinez, Matt Frost, Dillon Enderby, Manny Cortez, Joe Finnie, Jen Wojnar, John Burke, Simon Time, Albert Thomas, Alexandra Pepin, Myles Bagby, Patrick Leahy, Vernon Heagy, Brian Salyer, Casey OConnor, Christy Shipley, Cody Roslund, Dan Papallo, Jim Fields, John Mihaljevic, Loree O'Sullivan, Kimberly Brown, Matt Pawlik, Megan Donnelly, Robert Casey, Sabrina Gianonni, Sara Zimmerman, Wreck My Podcast, Brendan Peterson, Feana Nevel, Jenna Leatherman, Madeleine Garvey, Mark and Sarah Haas, Alexander Calder, Paul McLaughlin, Shaun Delacruz, Barry Reed, Clayton Polizzi, Edward Witt, Jenni Yetter, Joe Jermolowicz, Kyle Henderickson, Luke Mckay, Pamela Yoshimura,  Paul Doronila, Rich Hyjack, Ricky Carney, Russ Friedewald, Tracy Oldaker, Willy Powell, Victoria Black, David Snow, Leslie Gerhardt, Rebecca Meredith, Jeff Foust, Richard Lefdal Timothy Heavner, Michael Redman, Michele Lindemann, Ben Stitzel, Shiana Zita, and Josh Gregovich, Jen and Nic Capano, Gerritt Perkins, Chris Arneson, Trenton Sullivan, Jacob LoMaglio, Erin Burgess, Torie Prothro, Donald Fuller, Kristy, Pate Hogan, Scott Briller, Sam K and Denise Leonard! YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Thriving Forward
Dr. Matthew Present from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Rochester

Thriving Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 37:58


Who doesn't love Dolly Parton?  Did you know she is not only one of the best American singer/songwriters, but also a huge advocate for early literacy?  Dr. Matthew Present, a 3rd year pediatrics resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has established a branch of her wildly successful Dolly Parton Imagination Libraries right here in Rochester.  Listen in as Sarah talks with him about how getting free books to kids can help improve reading skills and benefit the whole family.To learn more or support the Rochester Imagination Library visit:https://www.rochesterimaginationlibrary.org/FB and IG: @ImaginationLibraryROCSupport the show (https://kidsthrive585.org/about/)

Prevention Nation
Reading with Dolly

Prevention Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 6:58


We discuss the Warren County Foundation's partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the positive impact it has had in our community. This reading initiative aims to increase literacy of children by delivering new books to them every month for free. More information and enrollment can be found at www.warrencountyfoundation.org/imagination-library.html

Tough Girl Podcast
Jill Heinerth - Underwater Explorer, with expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide. Author of INTO THE PLANET.

Tough Girl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 40:00


Jill is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker.    A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she has led expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide.    Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.    Her memoir, INTO THE PLANET, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times.    Her children's book THE AQUANAUT is a Blue Ribbon Selection for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.    Jill is a Fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Women Divers Hall of Fame and the Explorers Club, which awarded her with the William Beebe Award for ocean exploration.   New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out.    Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   Show notes Who is Jill Loving water since she's a baby How she got into diving Becoming a lifeguard at 16 Taking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communications design Talking about her expeditions Icebergs and cave diving Exploring the B-15 iceberg for 60 days Leading the dive team Writing and producing the documentary film for National Geographic Qualities a good cave diver should have How dangerous cave diving is Having a scary experience while underwater with a scientist Her best piece of advice to deal with fear How she dealt with and processed trauma Processing and overcoming challenges with her husband Having supportive mentors and colleagues Being a woman in the diving industry Becoming the Explorer in Residence at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Not having female mentors as a kid Wanting to go to schools across the country and give talks about diving and exploration Having a growth mindset Writing her book Into The Planet Jill and her husband's podcast Into The Planet Podcast Impact of technology and natural world changes on the environment Her passion to increase awareness about the big issues we face Top tips and advice "Be willing to step into the darkness to do something that you've never done before. Trust me, your eyes will adjust to the light, and that's when you stand on that threshold of true opportunity to become an explorer." Social Media   Website: www.IntoThePlanet.com    Instagram: @jillheinerth    Facebook: @jillheinerth    Twitter: @jillheinerth   

OK Boomer Podcast
OBP Episode 61: You had us at Quality Halo, Halo!

OK Boomer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 32:05


Laura and Jean create a halo of happiness in Eppy 61!Ready for a treat? How about chocolate cake in a pumpkin? Or the latest “fancy fruits”?Jean shares her latest food hack- creating her own specialty coffee-cola drinks. #FoodhackA well-deserved shout-out goes to: United Way of Summit & Medina's Imagination Library. Congrats for mailing more than 1 million books to children. #BeautifulOhioLaura vacations in sunny Palm Desert and visits Joshua Tree National Park. The joy of the endless breakfast buffet prompts Jean and Laura to consider their food and weight issues. (Plus, ….Laura…you know A WHOLE LOT MORE HAPPENED! )Thanks for listening. Our next podcast eppy will release in a jiffy. How long is a Jiffy??

So You Owned a VW Bus
David Dotson (S5, E7)

So You Owned a VW Bus

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 15:38


You might be surprised to find out that before David Dotson was Dolly Parton's right hand man for her nonprofit, he was a VW bus owner. We had the good fortune of interviewing David at the Dollywood Foundation Headquarters in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in what would be the last interview ever conducted in that building). Tune in to hear David's VW bus story and about the important work he's done as CEO of the Dollywood Foundation, including The Imagination Library.

Night Dreams Talk Radio
Underwater Explorer JILL HEINERTH / UFO

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 0:05


JILL HEINERTH is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she has led expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide. Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Her memoir, INTO THE PLANET, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times. Her children's book THE AQUANAUT is a Blue Ribbon Selection for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Jill is a Fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Women Divers Hall of Fame and the Explorers Club, which awarded her with the William Beebe Award for ocean exploration.

CBC Newfoundland Morning
Gander and Benton will soon play host to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Find out how you can get involved - for FREE.

CBC Newfoundland Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 7:43


When you think about Dolly Parton - musician, actor and more - her generosity and her charitable work shine through. In 1995, Parton launched her Imagination Library, a free book-gifting program to help children develop a love of reading. The program is about to start in the towns of Gander and Benton. Caroline Clarke is the program manager for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for Central and East NL.

The Other Side of Darkness: A Seinfeld Parody Podcast
My Interview with Musically Speaking host Chuong Nguyen

The Other Side of Darkness: A Seinfeld Parody Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 54:52


This week I'm speaking with Chuong Nguyen, host of the Vietnam-based podcast Musically Speaking. Chuong invited me on his podcast to talk about the music of Seinfeld and Twin Peaks, as well as what inspired me to create the Seinpeaks accounts and The Other Side of Darkness. Chuong's a big Seinfeld/Lynch buff, and we get into some fun, nerdy details. I had a great time. Listen to the end for a little detail about this podcast that I haven't shared before.   This week's musical guest is Glüme. Stay tuned after the interview for her track "Nervous Breakdown".   Subscribe to this podcast so you won't miss the next part of the story. If you enjoy it, leave us a positive rating and review. Become a Patreon patron and receive early episodes and exclusive merch.   For episode transcripts, please email seinpeaks@gmail.com.    BROUGHT TO YOU BY... Twede's Cafe! @twedescafe on Instagram - @twedescafe on Twitter - Twede's Cafe on Facebook UnwholesomePeaks! @unwholesomepeaks on Instagram   LINKS Follow Seinpeaks: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - TikTok - FB Group - Patreon Visit our Store | 50% of proceeds for the month of April will be donated to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (https://imaginationlibrary.com/)   Listen to Chuong Nguyen's podcast Musically Speaking: https://musicallyspeaking.substack.com/  Or listen on Castbox or Apple Podcasts   Follow our musical guest Glüme: @babyglume on Instagram - Links (https://lnk.bio/babyglume/) Stream album "The Internet": https://idib.ffm.to/the-internet  Watch video for "Nervous Breakdown": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezonBsarKiY    CREDITS Music by Patrick Edwards, Ivar Bowitz and Robert McDonald "Nervous Breakdown" recorded by Glüme Podcast written, recorded and edited by Jesse Brooks   FRIENDS OF THE SHOW Listen to the Watching Owen Wilson podcast (https://www.audible.com/pd/Watching-Owen-Wilson-WOW-Podcast/B08K56LQ54) Listen to Welcome To Twin Speaks (https://redcircle.com/shows/welcome-to-twin-speaks)

The Valley Today
Wyatt Foundation & Literacy Volunteers Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Valley Today

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 26:17


We recorded today's conversation at Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area with their Executive Director Andy Gail and Matt Peterson, Director at the John & Janice Wyatt Foundation. Matt told us a bit about the Wyatt Foundation and their long-term goals to support children and their families in our communities. The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, grantmaking family foundation established in July 2018 is focused on creating equity and leveling the playing field for socially and economically disadvantaged children and youth in our geographic service area. With an emphasis on early childhood education through middle school, their goal is to help these children stay engaged and become successful, active citizens in today's rapidly evolving world. Matt explained the Campaign for Grade Level Reading that they recently kicked off in Winchester through a grant partnership with Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area. Andy gave us some staggering statistics for the number of adults in our community who struggle with reading and talked about the impact starting with younger children will have on those adult numbers. The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. It focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Goals of the Campaign: Winchester's overarching vision is to increase the percentage of 3rd graders reading at or above the proficient level from 52% to at least 75% in the next 10 years based on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) ELA assessment. The team will work in three workgroups to improve: School Readiness By 2025, increase the number of children ready for kindergarten by at least twenty percentage points. We envision moving from 67% (2019 -2020) to at least 80% of children being ready based on their performance on the PALS-K. School Attendance Reduce chronic absenteeism and achieve rates at or below 10% among K-3rd graders at all four elementary schools by 2025. Summer and Afterschool Learning Increase by 100% the number of K-3rd grade students who have access to summer and afterschool opportunities that focus on literacy-related learning and enrichment. For more information about how you can help them achieve these goals, visit their website: https://lvwa.org/campaign-for-grade-level-reading/ Andy also told us about their partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that will provide monthly books to all children living in zip code 22601 under the age of 5. Get details for that here: https://lvwa.org/literacy-volunteers-winchester-area-imagination-library/ We also talked about the local StoryWalks and Winchester Little Libraries that will be placed at over 13 pocket parks throughout the city. Learn more about the Wyatt Foundation here: https://j2wfoundation.org/ and find details about Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area on their website: https://lvwa.org/ and follow them on Facebook.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 80: Trolling Oligarchs, Girl Scout Cookie Conspiracy Theories, & Stevie Nicks vs Putin

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 93:56


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Michelob Light from Anheuser Busch. She talks about her recent sold-out show in St. Louis and all the family fun that was had around it, including nights out with her cousins and the massive party with family and friends after the show. Kathleen then gives her review of the new Gateway Arch National Park, reminiscing about how terrifying it used to be to go up in the Arch on school field trips as a kid. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Eggo Frosted Maple-flavored Pop-Tarts, which she loves and thinks that they taste JUST like waffles. She moves on to taste Heinz Creamy Real Mayonnaise, which she rates an “A-“ because it's creamy and not tangy, and finishes off with Tucker's Lemon Pepper salad dressing, which is an iconic favorite in St. Louis.QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen is amused while reporting that Queen Stevie Nicks has written an open letter to Vladimir Putin regarding the invasion of Ukraine, which Kathleen reads aloud. She's also thrilled to announce that Queen Dolly Parton is expanding her Imagination Library to Washington State.UPDATES: Kathleen gives updates on a Banksy art exhibit that is coming to the US, the Tinder Swindler is sued by the Levive family, and another “famous” Capitol rioter receives his sentencing. “HOLY SHIT THEY FOUND IT”: Kathleen is amazed to read about the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance on the bottom of the Weddell Sea almost 107 years after it sank. She's also excited to read that the mystery of the purpose behind Stonehenge has finally been solved after research confirmed that the monument served as an ancient solar calendar. PAT ROBERTSON PREDICTS THE END OF THE WORLD: Kathleen has always been amused by The 700 Club's host Pat Robertson and laughs when reading an article announcing that Robertson believes that Vladimir Putin was “compelled by God” to invade Ukraine and that the Russian leader is fulfilling an apocalyptic prophecy that will end with him assuming control of Israel. Night night, Papa Pat…BASQUIAT PAINTING SELLING FOR $70M: Kathleen LOVES reading about the world of fine art and is excited to read that a Basquiat painting is about to be auctioned. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is setting the price for his rare “Untitled” at $70 million, which he purchased at a Christie's auction in 2016. TRACKING RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article about University of Florida freshman Jack Sweeney, who has been successfully tracking Elon Musk's private plane and has moved his focus to track Russian Oligarch yachts and private jets as Putin wages war on Ukraine. Sweeney has established a new Twitter account called @RUOligarchjets which tracks the movement of the Oligarchs and is working to be able to track Putin's jet if the Russian president leaves his home country. GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CONSPIRACY THEORIES: Kathleen is amazed when reading an article about the climate of the current “Cookie Season” where adult troop leaders are sharing stories of scout cookie-seller harassment. Girls ages 5-13 are being forced to bear the brunt of angry tirades from adults who want to lecture them about healthy eating, moan about price hikes in the seasonal product, or rant about the group's rumored (and false) link to Planned Parenthood. Kathleen and Paddles both love the latest cookie release: “Adventurfuls,” and although they're difficult to find, both agree that they pair well with Jameson ☺WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Babushkas of Chernobyl” on Amazon PrimeSEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Weekend AM
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is spreading across NL

Weekend AM

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 9:46


Melissa Tobin speaks with a program manager, and a mother and daughter who love the books

N3rdGa5m
What Will Moo Yell About Next?

N3rdGa5m

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 72:55


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a gem of a program, fight me if you think differently. In fact, fight Moo on just about everything this week. Fair warning: if you don't want to listen to us talk about abortion, skip this episode. Find us on Twitter @N3rdGa5mInc You can find Merlin on Twitter @MerlinSensei or on Twitch at Twitch.tv/merlin_sensei and Moo on Twitter and TikTok @Moopacabra and on Twitch at Twitch.tv/moopacabra. Switch can be found at https://switchriggs.live. 12SidedGuy can be found at https://12sidedguy.online. Opening theme: Vintage Education by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4589-vintage-education Closing theme: Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Jason Rantz Show
Hour 2: King County Purchases Kirkland Hotel for Permanent Housing

The Jason Rantz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 38:31


What's Trending: New jobs report had some positives like the unemployment rate falling to 3.8%, but the average pay rates flatten out as inflation rates continue to go up, Lisa Herbold asks questions about potentially turning public libraries into emergency homeless shelters, Tom Fay the Chief Librarian says only harsh weather would derail this plan, Elie Mystal calls the US Constitution trash and that it was made by slave bargainers,   // Big Local: King County ignored the concerns of the Kirkland residents and bought the Kirkland hotel that will be a permanent establishment, this is next to a school and the students safety was completely ignored, Clark County kids can now get free books from the Imagination Library which is now sponsored by Dolly Parton // Mighty-O Donuts has been hit hard by robberies at their 5 plus locations most recently was a knife wielding woman See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

More Than A Mile
More Than A Mile: Ep. 7 - Aliceson and Barry Bales (Bales Farms)

More Than A Mile

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 32:25


Bales Farms is a special place for local food in Tennessee that boasts owner/operators including a cookbook author, a 15-time Grammy winner, and the most caring CEO (Chief of Egg Operations) you've ever heard of. Enjoy this episode of More Than a Mile as host Nick Carter talks with Aliceson and Barry Bales. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): My guests today are Barry and Aliceson Bales. And I am really excited to talk about farming and food. And also to fanboy out a little bit because I understand that I'm in the presence of a celebrity. Barry sounds like you've got a little bit of a background in Nashville and then Aliceson you've released a cookbook with quite a forward, right? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Guilty on all counts. Yeah. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Let's start with you Aliceson. So Dolly Parton is hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards this coming March in Vegas, but she also did something pretty cool with your cookbook. Is that right? Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): She did. She's so lovely and kind. And so when we were writing this cookbook this past year we were wondering who we could get to write some blurbs for us. And so Barry has over the years recorded with Dolly and he said, let's give it a whirl and see if she would write something. So we sent something to her, he sent something to her and she so graciously said yes, but she wanted to see the book. So we printed off a copy, a real rough draft and sent it to her. And... Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Well, we didn't have the book together. Right. Of course. So we were like, okay. So had to run up to the printer with a PDF on a zip drive and was like can you print this off real quick? Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): Right. So she looked through it all and wrote us this sweet letter and then said you can use whatever you want, however you want. But we don't edit Dolly. And so every syllable, comma, and period. So yeah, she was so kind and so generous and she is the busiest person that anyone knows. We say, no matter what you've done today, she has done more. And you know, she just came out with a novel and then she wrote an album to go with the novel and she's hosting the ACMs next month. And she is, I don't know if you've heard about Dollywood, but it just came out, was it yesterday, that on day one, if you are an employee of Dollywood, whether you're full-time, part-time, or just seasonal, you get college tuition paid 100%. Isn't that unbelievable? She is amazing. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): She is. She is. I remember learning about -- some of the book programs that she's done in Sevier County [Tennessee] and the graduation rates that she's driven there. It's just phenomenal what she does. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah. The Imagination Library. She yeah. She sends how... Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): It's every month. So your child gets a book every month from birth through kindergarten. It's amazing. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): And that's statewide in Tennessee and they've just recently expanded to Kentucky. Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah. Unbelieveable, every month. And they're really good books. I mean, it's like, classics, you know, it's The Little Engine That Could, and then at Dollywood in the summer you can go have the Ping One Playhouse and she's written plays to go with each book and she's written the songs and she is on the screen, performing the songs with the little ping one players that are out there. It's so sweet. She's amazing. Amazing. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yeah. Now you must have a pretty amazing cookbook because she read it, liked it, wrote the forward for it. So what's the inspiration that you came up with Aliceson for this cookbook, where does it come from? Are they family recipes? Are they things you've created, a mix of both? Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): A mix of both probably. I wanted this cookbook to inspire other people to cook for the people that they love. I am a really strong believer that food brings us together. And like you say, in your intro, it's more than just something that we eat. I mean, it is the fabric that can bring people together. And I just feel like over the past few years we've gotten kind of disjointed and, and we're so isolated and separated from other people. And I want to remind people and encourage them and inspire them that you can make great food for the people that you love. And you can sit around a table and you can enjoy people of all walks of life. It doesn't just have to be the people that are nearest to you, either in ideology or, or what or location, but you can bring people to you and, and open your world and open your heart to people. Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): And I think it makes a huge difference when you are feeding people, something that you've made and you've put your heart into, and it doesn't take a lot of time. Lots of effort. It doesn't have to, but that's so much more meaningful than going through a drive-through or swinging through to pick up pizza. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but you can also incorporate homemade, wholesome, whole ingredients that have been raised, you know, for the meat that's been raised with care and respect and, and love, and it's not hard to do. And so that's what I wanted to inspire people to do and just remind them of that. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): So that's really cool. You, so it's family-style cookbooks. It's things that you, your desire is that these recipes are used to bring people around a table. I do. I think you're exactly right. I think it's, it's really fascinating how every culture throughout history and across the world right now, you can identify by their food. You know, we, we can build restaurants around, we can go to Indian food, but my wife and I travel to India a couple of years of go. And we, the, one of the one things that our hosts there wanted to show us was their food. And it was all about the dishes and, and the recipes that they had. And what are Americans known for? Fast food, right? And we invented that you can sit by yourself in a car or you can eat it on the way to soccer practice. And, and we lost something there. We lost something, our family, we nearly every evening, if there's not something really special going on, we, the five of us sit down and around a table with our three kids and we eat dinner together. And I just love it. I cherish that time. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Absolutely. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Well, thank you. I can't wait to get my hands on it and to read every word and syllable from Dolly in the front, and then to use some of the recipes. Barry, you've got a career as a musician, as well as a farmer. What, what percent gimme a percentage are, are you half musician, half farmer? Do they blend together? Can you not identify the two? How much, how would you say it? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Well, I would say right now, I'd say in the last couple of years, because of the situation we're in with COVID and whatnot 95 plus percent farmer. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yeah. Did you tour, or are you a studio musician or both? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Both. And that's really the only music I've been doing the last little bit is recording. Particularly. I've got a set up here at home and people send me stuff by email and record on it, send it back. You know, it's kind of been, the music has been decreasing and the farming has been increasing. The farming kind of has been sort of a long-term exit strategy from touring, or at least from, you know, to get to the point where I don't have to, I can pick, be more choosy on, on what I do. You know, I mean, I've been, I've been a professional musician for 31 years, so, and I still love it. I love the people that I get to work with I love the music. But, you know, after that long—hotels and airports and suitcases kind of get a little old, I thought, well, you know, this would be cool to—besides the thing, which we might get into about our son—but I just thought, well, you know, it'd be great to have something like this, that I can sort of transition off the road. And... Nick Carter (Market Wagon): The white line's getting longer and the saddle's getting cold. Is that what they say? I said, the white line's getting longer and the saddle's getting cold. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah. Something like that. Yeah, absolutely. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): So, yeah, it's mostly, mostly farming these days. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Good. So tell me a little history of, it's Bales Farms, right, in East Tennessee. And it's a century farm. Can you tell us some of our listeners what that means and gimme a little bit of a history. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Okay. Yes. In the state of Tennessee, there's a program called the Tennessee Century Farm Program. And it's just a kind of a little historical recognition and compilation of information of all the farms that have been in continuous agricultural production for at least a hundred years in the same family. And this, this family's been in, or this farm has been in my family since 1882. And our son Marshall is the sixth generation here. So I kind of, sort of grew up here. My mom was born and raised here when she got to be grown and got out of high school, she moved up to Kingsport and took a job and stayed up there. That's where I was born, but I spent every spare second I had down here with my grandparents, you know, they were my heroes and they would come and pick me up at school the day it let out for summer. And they'd take me back the day before it started back in the fall. So I feel like I grew up here as, at least as much, if not more than I did, you know, where I was actually born in Kingsport, which is only about an hour away. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Well, my family farm comes from originally, not too far from you. My great-grandfather, he moved to the flatlands of north central Indiana to start the farm where I would've been the fourth-generation farmer. He moved there from the Blue Ridge Mountains just south of you. And he always joked that he moved up here because he was tired of his cattle falling outta the pasture. So, and I think it's funny. So you're, you're raising beef and pork, right. Out on pasture, a hundred percent grass. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Yep. Completely grass-fed, grass-finished, beef, pastured pork. We do pastured poultry and our son Marshall, who's 14, he's the head of the egg operation. He's got he's down, down right now. But last summer, I think at the height, he had about 400 layers on pasture. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): And he's how old? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): 14. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): 14 years old, he's got 400 layers and he's pasturing them. So for some of our listeners who don't know how that works, you've got a chicken tractor essentially, right. It's on wheels or mobile. And so he drags that thing around what, every two or three days he's gonna move it to a new spot. Right? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Every day. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Every day he moves it to a new spot. Well, then I was a lazy chicken tractor driver. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): He's, he's got an egg mobile you know, on we built it on a car haul or trailer. And so he just moves it. He'll set up a big paddock, you know, with poultry netting, but he moves the tractor itself one length every day within that paddock, just because, you know, there's so much manure, it falls that it just creates a hot spot real quick. But, but yeah, he, he gathers the eggs, washes, em, packs 'em, you know, the whole deal. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Where does he sell them? Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): We do is drive. Is we deliver them? Yeah. For him. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Fourteen's not too young to drive [laughing]. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Just not on the road. Yeah. Yet. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): That, that you'll, that you'll record audio and, and have published right. There we go. Yeah. I think I was 12 the first time I was hauling wagons from one field to another, from my dad's grain operation. So does he sell his eggs on Market Wagon or anywhere else? Does he have a farm stand or does he set up at any farmer's markets? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): We do. No, we don't do farmer's markets. We do we've got twice a month pick up locations around the area and then and then on Market Wagon, and then people can come to the farm and, and pick up if they'd like, we've got a, a store on our website. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): That's fantastic. Now we've already touched on little pieces of it. And I wanna make sure that some of our listeners who don't necessarily know the makeup, chicken manure and chicken tractor and why you would move 'em around every day. I want you to tell me a little bit in your own words about like, what, what sustainability means for you on your farm, how you're stewarding the land, how you're taking care of the soils and just walk us through some of that, because you've at beef pork and chickens. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah, absolutely. And, and this is, it's kind, it's been a, has been a, a big learning curve learning experience and, and of course ongoing, but, you know, when I was growing up, we had beef cattle here and they just had run of the farm, you know, it's, it's, they just went wherever they want, as most people do, and didn't think anything about it. And the more I've gotten into it and the more I've of course gone to different conferences and listened to, of course, now we have the internet and YouTube and all that kind of stuff. We can hopefully learn things quicker. You know, I'm like a lot of people, I'm a huge disciple of Joel Salatin, Gabe Brown, Ray Archuleta, all those guys. And through that have learned a lot more about sustainable agriculture, regenerative agriculture. So just kind of in a nutshell, what that entails, at least as it relates to our farm is we rotate our cattle. Rotational grazing is the term. And we'll set up a temporary paddock with a temporary electric fence and try to just give the animals, you know, there's various formulas for figuring out how much grass they need and whatnot, but basically, we try to give 'em enough grass for one day. So in that area, they're in, and then the next day we come along and we move 'em to the next paddock, and we continue that all the way around the farm. And hopefully, they don't come back to that first paddock that they grazed on for at least 30, 45 days or more to give it a chance to regrow. And the reason that we do that is I was using this as an analogy, the other day—you know, if you tell your 10-year-old, Hey, go in the kitchen and fix yourself some supper, well, they're gonna go straight to the freezer and get out the ice cream. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): And, you know, that's kind of what cattle do, you know, they'll go straight to the really good stuff like the clovers and the orchard grass and Timothy. And they just keep—if you don't rotate them, they just keep going back to it and hitting it as it regrows and eventually kill it out. And the less desirable stuff comes along. So that all that helps your pasture. It helps your grass for that reason. And also you are more intensively distributing the manure, which is fertilizer, and you get a much more even spreading of that. We've not—golly it's been 10 or 15 years since I've bought chemical fertilizer. And you know, the hoof action too, you know, you've got your, your seed bank with the seeds in there that last for, you know, years and years and years and years. And as that is disturbed by the hooves you know, you get more regrowth of that. And then we follow along with the chickens behind that. And you get more manure from that, the chickens scratch in the cow manure, and that you know, that helps cut down on your fly problem. You know, they get in there and eat the eggs that the flies lay. We also rotate, rotate our pigs, you know, they're in the woods right now this time of year, but we also rotate them through the pasture and, you know, pigs, as you know, but some listeners may not, pigs will graze grass, just like cows will. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yep. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): You know, you don't have to have pigs in a small little pig sty as it were, you know, pigs are not inherently nasty. They just, unfortunately, get kept in bad spots, a lot of times. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): They also tend to really like what's under the grass more so than what's on top of it sometimes. So do you let, 'em turn over a pasture every now and then, and really work it down and destroy it and reset it? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): I don't let, 'em go too intensively. I could probably stand to let 'em do more, but I just—I tend to move the pigs through pretty fast. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): We had a paddock at dad's farm. We raised very similar pasture-raised beef in north central Indiana. And he hadn't had hogs for about 20 years. The hog market crashed in 97. That's when we got outta hogs. About four years ago, he got back into it, but pasture-raised and there was a paddock that was pretty much useless to the cattle by that point—it had been overtaken by calamus, which is a very invasive species that just keeps spreading through its roots. And so he just put the hogs on there for a solid summer, and they just destroyed the whole root system. I mean, the place looked like a mud pit, but then the next year, what came back from that seed bank was actual grass and clover and what cattle would actually eat. So it was kind of a reset button for that pasture. Yeah. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah. And that's the thing is, is using, you know, that's the whole idea. I think, the two main ideas behind regenerative ag are you're focusing on growing better grass through taking care of your soil—soil health—and using the animals as tools to that end. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): I think one of the quotes I've remembered from Joel Salatin is, "On our farm, the animals do the hard work." Yeah. Turning stuff over, doing the plowing. What's the future of Bales Farms. Talk to me. Where, where do you see this going? You've been you're the sixth generation to farm on it. What's that mean to you? And, and how important is it to think about what comes next? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): That's, you know, if, if you gotta take it with a grain of salt, because for me, especially, you know, something like that, you can kinda let it get in your head and be like, wow, that's some serious pressure. But, you know, with Marshall, I'm trying to, that's kind of how we got back into this. You know, I was touring so much that I didn't have time to farm. Didn't have time to keep animals. And once he was born, I thought, you know, I'd really love for him to have at least a little taste of what I had growing up to learn where his food comes from, have chores to do, that kind of thing. And it just kind of snowballed from there. So, you know, he, he may or may not take up the reins and, you know, come back here and farm for a living. But if he's got, you know, he will definitely have the tools he needs and the life experiences to be a success, whatever he does. And, you know, if that happens as a result of what we're doing now and where he's living and the responsibilities he has, then you know, this farm will have been a success. And I would like to think, you know, if nothing else, it'll always be here to come back and bring the grandkids and fish and, you know, whatever else. But for me personally, from a, from a next step farming thing, we just want to continue to grow and, and try to do it better. And, and we're constantly thinking how to grow the business, how to grow the brand, how to leave this place better than we found it. You know, that's a, that's a big thing I'm, I'm always researching and trying to figure out, okay, well, how's a better way to do this. What am I doing wrong? You know, we're really getting into cover crops now. And, and just a lot, you know, lots of different things. I, I definitely want it to keep going and to grow, but in a lot of ways, if it doesn't do anything more than what it's done now, it's, it's still a success to me. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yeah. I would agree. I think it's a raging success. I think the experience you're creating for Marshall is you can't get that anywhere else other than a farm. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): I told him the other day there's some friends of mine that we all grew up together and we were on a daily text thread together. And a couple of 'em are engineers. One of 'em is a chiropractor. And something was said, one of 'em was complaining today about some of the potential employees that they had coming in, you know, and I told this to them, but I also told it to Marshall. If I was in any kind of a position, non-agriculture, to hire somebody and a resume came across my desk from somebody that grew up on a farm, I think I'd probably hire 'em sight unseen. You know. Because they're probably already so far ahead. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yeah. They've been driving for 20 years already, so well [laughing]. We're sitting here talking about your farm and helping to share your story and your passion. And I appreciate you, you letting us know about it. What is it—how important is it to you to be able to connect directly with the people that are eating the eggs off of your farm and the beef off of your farm. And to know that you're feeding your community? Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): That's really important to us. You know, when you, when you think about it, we can't, we can't beat Walmart with price or with convenience. But it is very important. I tell people this a lot, I'm very passionate about knowing where your food comes from, whether you get your food from us or from somebody else, whether you are, you know, a customer of Market Wagon—you all make it so easy for people. You know, they just open their door on Thursday and there, it says it's so, or in Knoxville anyway, but you know, once a week you open the door and everything that you ordered is there. And so whether or not you, wherever you get your food, wherever you get it, you need to know where that food has come from. You need to know if you're if you're eating beef, or chicken, or pork, you need to know the life that the animal lived, that it is important. You need to know if you're eating a carrot, you need to know the soil that it was raised in. And I, I'm not saying you need to be organic, or you need to be, you know, one label or another because labels can be very confusing, but you need to know how the animal was raised, how the plant was raised because it's important. And, you know, I heard you talking with I think it was Nate [Parks], a few podcasts ago about—that it takes time and it takes money to invest in doing it the right way. And so sometimes, yeah, it's a little bit more expensive at the front end, but it's so much better for you that you're saving money throughout the process. And that's important. And you don't get that if you go to Walmart and buy your eggs, you know, but if, but Marshall's customers who buy his eggs, you know, they can see him. And they can see him on social media and he loves his chickens. And sometimes, especially when we used to go and help him a little bit, some people would get a little side-ways... Barry Bales (Bales Farms): I'd be trying to get him, you know, I'd be out there humping it and trying to get the paddock set up and all this. And I'm like, where is Marshall? What is he doing? And I'd look over and he'd be, have a chicken up hugging and kissing, all that stuff. [Laughter] Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): But, you know, that's, that's important. And you, it should be that way. It should be that way that the farmer is taking steps to ensure that that animal is raised the way that God intended that animal to be raised. And that we're just really passionate about it. It's very important to us. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Well, as you alluded to with the fast-food comment early on, you know, it's gotten somehow or another, it's gotten so backward. I mean, there's very few things, more important to life than food, but we've gotten to where it's become just a disposable for lack of a better term. You know, nobody thinks anything about it. You know, you go through and I, you know, I get it from a financial standpoint, but that's a whole nother conversation about how it got to be that way. But, you know, I know a lot of people are like, well, why wouldn't I just go through the drive-through and get a value meal for $3? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): But there's so many, it's just, it's so frustrating for me because we do put such care and such love in raising our animals and taking care of this farm. And it's very personal to us, you know? So we, it is very important for us to, to deal with the customers one on one and let them see. And that's, you know, you know, this, this part of the business, it's all about relationships. You know, when we kind of started getting back into it more and more, I got hung up there for a while on, okay, well, people want this adjective and this descriptor and this, and, you know, they don't really care. At least our customers don't, they know us, we've, we've been at it long enough and have developed relationships so that they know us. They know how we do things and that's all they need to know. So that's gigantically important to us. Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): And they know us and they have had a relationship with us, which was the original question, sorry. But this relationship that we have built within, they know that we are transparent and authentic and trustworthy. And so when you have that relationship with people and they know, you know, they've been here, they've been on this farm. And so they've seen, oh, they've seen Marshall move that chicken tractor, or they've seen us feed the pigs. They've gotten in with us while we feed the pigs and the pigs eat from our hand and eat from their hands, or, you know, they've gone with us when we move the steers. So when you have that kind of a relationship with people, they know that they can trust you and they value that, and we value them. And so it's all about a relationship. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Wow. I couldn't have said it better. I think that your customers, you're doing your community, a service and your customers appreciate it, and they see what you're doing for 'em. How can aside from finding you on MarketWagon.com and following you there and learning about your farm and buying your products, how else can our listeners learn a little bit more about you? Follow you, find you on social media or online? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): We have a website, BalesFarmsTN.com. Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): And we're on Instagram. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): We're on Instagram @BalesFarms. We're on Facebook—Bales Farms TN, and we're on YouTube. We've got a lot of recipe videos on YouTube and different things, fun things around the farm. Aliceson Bales (Bales Farms): Yeah. Barry just did smash burgers for the Super Bowl. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): On your YouTube or Instagram channel. Could we hear any of Barry plucking at an upright bass by chance? Barry Bales (Bales Farms): I've got some, yeah. I mean, I do some of the background music for our little videos. Yeah. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): I thought you might. Cool. Well, it's been a pleasure being able to talk with you and connect face-to-face here and on this recording and people want to hear your story about Bales Farms and thank you so much for the care that you put into the land that you've been given to steward from six generations back. I think that's just amazing. Barry Bales (Bales Farms): Thanks. Thanks for having us. This has been a lot. It's been a pleasure. Nick Carter (Market Wagon): Yeah, it's been my pleasure. All right. Well, my guests today have been Barry and Aliceson with Bales Farms and you can learn about Bales Farms on MarketWagon.com—get those eggs and you'll keep a 14-year-old employed and happy and hens happy.

cityCURRENT Radio Show
Nashville Radio Show: United Way of Greater Nashville and 2022 Heart to Hart Luncheon

cityCURRENT Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 15:10


Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Courtney Barlar, Chief Development Officer for United Way of Greater Nashville, who highlights their 100 year anniversary and efforts to unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. During the interview, Courtney shares how they are able to work with corporations and nonprofits, along with government and education entities to serve at the intersection and create positive change. She shares some of her personal favorite stories of impact and talks about how her team was able to pivot quickly and play an important role in the COVID relief efforts. She then wraps up with a spotlight on The Patricia Hart Society's Heart to Hart Luncheon being held on March 8, 2022 in Franklin, Tennessee. The event will raise funds to benefit The Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee and Raise Your Hand, which are two programs focused on increasing literacy.Our community is facing a literacy crisis. In Williamson County, 32% of students are not on track with their grade level. In Davidson County, we know that only 28% of students are reading on grade level, by the 3rd This is an issue that should concern our entire community.Programs to support these students, starting at birth, are critical to address this problem. That's why the work of Imagination Library and Raise Your Hand is so important. I can provide more detail on each ahead or just have it ready to speak to in the interview. The good news is, that there is a way to help! By supporting our upcoming luncheon, you are helping to further the work of these programs. There are a few ways:Attend the event on March 8 in FranklinIf you can't attend, you can still bid through our silent auctionSupport these programs! A gift of $60 provides a child with books from birth to age 5 – which is an amazing impactLearn more:Website:                https://www.unitedwaygreaternashville.org/Facebook:             https://www.facebook.com/UWNashvilleTwitter:                  https://twitter.com/UWNashvilleWebpage for event:  https://event.auctria.com/11d4460e-b3ca-4f3a-a349-2b5fa456f450/

WORT Local News
The Madison Reading Project Partners With Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

WORT Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 49:17


This is your WORT Local News for Tuesday, January 25, 2022. On todays show, a country star partners with a local nonprofit, it's been a busy day for state legislators, efforts are building to replace more lead pipes in Milwaukee, and in the second half, we examine the U-W's latest pandemic policies, diagnose reptile diseases and gaze upon cows in space.

Straight Up with Kevin Carter
Imagination Library with special guest Lisa Carter

Straight Up with Kevin Carter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 22:20


We are excited to announce that Kevin and Lisa Carter have partnered with the Friends of the Delta County Public Library to offer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! This program is offered for children 0-5 years. Lisa is very passionate about being able to offer the youngest children of Delta County the opportunity to have their own books at home, so that they can learn to love books before they even enter Kindergarten! Many years of my teaching experience were spent teaching Cooper ISD elementary students with dyslexia how to read, so early literacy is close to my heart as well.   https://imaginationlibrary.com/

This is the Panhandle
Sitting down with Jim Whitton

This is the Panhandle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 39:19


This week we talk to Jim Whitton, about literacy among our youngest neighbors.  His passion to see kids read was sparked by a conference regarding the first 5 years of children's lives.  His passion has turned into action by working with StoryBridge and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to put books in the hands of birth through 5 year-olds in Potter and Randall Counties.  If you would like to donate to StoryBridge's campaign, you can do that here: GIVE HERE

The Good-Hearted Podcast
Minimal Gift Ideas

The Good-Hearted Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 31:14


I have nothing against knick-knacky gifts, but if you're looking for minimal Christmas gift ideas this year, this episode is for you. A lot of the things I mention are things on my own list this year. In general, my minimal gifts ideas fall into one of the following categories: they are an experience of some kind, they are consumable/reusable, they are a digital or subscription based. I also try to go for quality over quantity. I'd rather spend more on one gift for someone than spend the same amount on a few cheaper gifts. Minimal gifts making shopping much easier on me and I don't have to spend as much time wrapping! I hope you get some great ideas from today's episode!Support the Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/goodheartedpodcastCheck out the Show Notes: https://www.goodheartedpodcast.com/podcast-episodes/41Mentioned ⬇️Robot vacuum: https://amzn.to/3EnI0aQNeutral oil diffuser: https://amzn.to/3oflNGnClip on pot strainer: https://amzn.to/3Ev21fuStainless steel measuring cups: https://amzn.to/3Ddvn0xStainless steel measuring spoons: https://amzn.to/3Eo2LTNCONQUERing: https://myconquering.comHighlights for Toddlers: https://shop.highlights.com/hello-magazine#Dolly's Imagination Library: https://imaginationlibrary.com

Stuff I Didn't Write My Dissertation On
#12: RUMBLE ROTUNDA: Discourse On Modern Dystopia

Stuff I Didn't Write My Dissertation On

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 32:31


BA-BA-DA-BAAA Welcome to the very first Stuff I Didn't Write RUMBLE ROTUNDA between the powderkeg Kyra "LIVE LAUGH LOVE" Seegypie and the stern yet gentle Emily "WAR IS PEACE" KDubs. We invite you to a Battle of the Books: a 1984 shakedown meets the heavy-hitter Brave New World  in this debate-style episode where we talk about the most relevant literature in today's dystopian hellscape. Which poignant novel do you think is the most relevant in today's society - control through fear or control through pleasure and complacency? Give a listen and let us know if it's a knock out!This month kicks off a NEW fundraiser in honor of National Book Month in October. All donations made to our Ko-fi page from October 1-31, 2021  with the hashtag #stuffidonated will be donated to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/stuffididntwrite)

Made-For-TV Movie Club Podcast
14. Unlikely Angel

Made-For-TV Movie Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 58:07


Join us for our “Christmas in July” episode! Dolly Parton stars in Unlikely Angel, which aired on CBS on December 17, 1996. Dolly stars as a down-on-her luck nightclub singer who dies in a car accident. To get her wings and go to Heaven, where she can sing in the choir, she must bring a fractured family together before the end of Christmas Eve. Spoiler Alert: We loved this movie, because we love Dolly!!!! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: https://imaginationlibrary.com/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118048/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000573/?ref_=tt_cl_t1 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0450116/?ref_=tt_cl_t3 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0532928/?ref_=tt_cl_t4 Allison Mack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Mack --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Muses of Mythology
Chapter 14: Is Poseidon a Good Dad?

Muses of Mythology

Play Episode Play 33 sec Highlight Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 60:13


It's the Podcast of Poseidon Season 1 Finale! In this episode, Darien (she/her) and DJ (he/him) talk about the podcast namesake, the sea god himself. Topics include Poseidon's theme park appearances, video game skins, and complicated father-daughter/son relationships. Spoilers for Athena Complex, Islands of Adventure's Poseidon's Fury, Once Upon a Time, Smite, and Hades. Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of drowning, tsunamis, earthquakes, death, reincarnation, war, missiles, and human sacrifice. Learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at Imaginationlibrary.comPodcast of Poseidon will return Tuesday, May 25, 2021. We Make Some Gods (MCU Edition) Episode up at Bunker 9: Patreon.com/musesofmythologyAbout UsPodcast of Poseidon was created, co-hosted, and produced by Darien and DJ Smartt.Our music is Athens Festival by Martin Haene. Our cover art is by Audrey Miller. Find her on Instagram @bombshellnutshellartLike the show? Ready for more? Support us on Patreon and get instant access to bloopers, outtakes, and bonus episodes! Patreon.com/musesofmythologyFind us @PoscastOfPoseidon on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Find all of our episodes and episode transcripts at PodcastOfPoseidon.comSupport the show

Connected with Kelly
Connected with Kelly - Reconnecting with Dolly Parton. Did she help find a vaccine??

Connected with Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 13:15


The headlines are calling Dolly Parton a saint. I would have to agree with that. Well before she donated $1 million dollars to fund research at Vanderbilt University for work on the corona virus, she has been helping thousands of people. She started the "My People Fund" after fires destroyed part of the Smoky Mountains near her childhood home. She's been helping children learn how to read for years with her Imagination Library. Check out this conversation I had with her in 2017. She talks about shining a light during dark times. (HELLO 2020!) We also talk about what she likes to order on her pizza, her guilty TV pleasure, and singing with Miley Cyrus. If you love "Aunt" Dolly like I do, subscribe and share! Would you vote for Dolly if she ever ran for office?? #dollyparton #dolly #dollyforpresident #ConnectedWithKelly