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The Enneagram Journey
Philip (7) and Jaimie (3) Bowen - Anxiety, Marriage, Music, Feelings

The Enneagram Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 69:42


Meet Philip and Jaimie Bowen! Philip, enneagram 7, is a musician, and Jaimie, enneagram 3 is currently a stay at home mom with their three kiddos: Cora, Stella, and Henry. They share how they began their enneagram journey and ways that the tool has helped them along the way in their marriage and in their work. We hope you enjoy the podcast, and go find Philip and his music online and on social media @philipbowenmusic. The song excerpt from today's episode comes from Happy With Myself which releases on October 15th. Today's introduction: Courtney Perry, Enneagram 7, from TEJ podcast episode April 18th, 2021 Laura Addis, Enneagram 3, from TEJ podcast episode 84: 3-6-9 Panel Live! from May 18th, 2020 Parks and Recreation, Season 7, Episode 9 (there are people who believe the character Andy Dwyer to be an enneagram 7 or embody a lot of characteristics of sevens) The Journey Toward Wholeness!! Available Nov. 2nd! Get your copy wherever you buy your books, and then please leave a review and rating for Suzanne's newest book on Amazon.  If you're in Dallas on Nov. 2nd, come and celebrate the release of the book! Visit lifeinthetrinityministry.com and RSVP and we will see you there!

The Mike Abadir Show
The Mike Abadir Show Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Mike Abadir Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 60:00


Slaying Self Doubt Podcast
151: The Journey Behind the Business with Adrian McClanahan

Slaying Self Doubt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:03


In this episode, I am talking to Adrian McClanahan is a mother, a wife, and a network control center engineer, holding a Bachelor's degree in Network Information Systems and is CompTIA A+ (which is hardware) certified. She's been in the IT field for over 13 years. With a genuine love for technology and all things surrounding it, Adrian took that passion and created a technology blog, ChicDivaGeek.com, which has grown into a website design business as well. Adrian is also a technology instructor for youth at Prince George's County Parks and Recreation. Teaching introductory coding and technology classes at the centers to expose kids to the possibilities of working in the IT field early. As an extension of this, she also launched Flash Tech Summit, a free technology summit for kids to expose and introduce kids to various fields in technology. Join us as we discuss her journey behind the business! Find out more about ChicDivaGeek, LLC You can find ChicDivaGeek on Instagram  Find out more about Flash Tech Summit You can find Flash Tech Summit on Instagram  ~~~~~~~ Are you ready to start your Slaying Self Doubt journey? Book a Connection Call at   www.philiciawallace.com Do you have a topic you would like for me to discuss on the show? Complete this form here Looking to improve your social media presence try these Canva, CaptionWriter, Wavve. Your support never goes unnoticed! Support the Slaying Self Doubt Podcast with a small donation to help me to create new content and reach more people by Buying Me A Coffee Disclaimer: I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items through my links, I may earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. I only recommend products that I use and am genuinely interested in.

Shaun Newman Podcast
SNP Archives #31 - Richard Starke

Shaun Newman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 108:27


Born in 1960 He attained the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, help build a thriving business (Lloydminster Animal Hospital), served as MLA from 2012-2019 for the area Vermilion-Lloydminster & was the minister for Tourism, Parks & Recreation in 2013. He is a father, husband, volunteer & community pillar Let me know what you think Text me 587-217-8500

The Michael Scott Podcast Company - An Office Podcast
New Pod - Parks and Recollection

The Michael Scott Podcast Company - An Office Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 6:18


Hey folks, we've got a special clip for you today from Team Coco's newest podcast 'Parks and Recollection' hosted by Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe and writer Alan Yang who wrote for every season. They're breaking down the beloved comedy Parks and Recreation episode by episode and I think you'll love it. Take a listen to this clip and go check out Parks and Recollection now wherever you get podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller

This week actor, comedian, and podcast host Paul Scheer joins Rhett to talk about creative ways to gain attention as a young artist and discusses some of the major shows he has worked on, including Veep and Parks and Recreation. Paul explains why new experiences validate his artistic growth, digs into some of his performance philosophies, and tells Rhett why authenticity is of the highest importance. Paul Scheer is an actor, comedian, writer, and podcast host from Huntington, N.Y. He is best known for starring on the FX series The League, and as the co-creator and one of the stars of the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant. He is also a co-host of the popular film discussion podcast How Did This Get Made?, and has appeared on television shows including Veep, Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers, and Workaholics. Listen to Paul's podcasts: How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini (Revoice Media). Editing by Justin Thomas. Production Assistance by Matt Bavuso. Music by OLD 97's. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils. Show logo by Tim Skirven.Revisit Season One of Wheels Off with Rosanne Cash, Rob Thomas, Will Forte, Lydia Loveless, Allison Moorer, Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and more. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Alexa to play it. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education
193: An Alternative Conceptualization of TPSR w/Barrie Gordon

Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:05


Join Dr. Barrie Gordon from Victoria University of Wellington to discuss his article ‘An Alternative Conceptualization of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model'. We will discuss an alternative conceptualization of the TPSR model's values/goals as independent and talk about the suggestions for coaches and teachers to implement this approach in their practice. Full Cite: Gordon, B. (2020). An Alternative Conceptualization of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91(7), 8–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2020.1781719 Barrie's book: https://www.routledge.com/Tactical-Decision-Making-in-Sport-How-Coaches-Can-Help-Athletes-to-Make/CooperGordon/p/book/9780367275235?utm_medium=email&utm_source=EmailStudio&utm_campaign=B190608179_3696946 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pwrhpe/support

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends
Out-of-School Time Programs: Essential for Health and Well-Being — Episode 100

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 46:25


First, I want to take a moment to mention that today's episode is episode 100 of Open Space Radio! We've technically released more than 100 if you include bonus episodes, but since this is “officially” episode 100, I just wanted to thank YOU for listening to the podcast every other week and continuing to show your support. As you may know, a few weeks ago at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference, I had the privilege of hosting Coffee Talks and having some really great conversations with some really great people about issues happening in parks and recreation. On today's episode, I'm excited to share one of those Coffee Talks with you if you weren't able to join us for the conference. On this Coffee Talk, I was joined by three brilliant individuals to discuss the importance of out-of-school time (OST) programs and how they can continue to support equitable access to learning, community healing, and the health and well-being of youth as we enter the back-to-school transition. My guests were Brodrick Clarke, vice president of programs at National Summer Learning Association; Daniel Hatcher, director of community partnerships at Alliance for a Healthier Generation; and NRPA's own director of health, Allison Colman. This was a wonderful conversation and provided a lot of insight into how park and recreation professionals can continue to support kids and youth now that school is back in session. Tune in below to hear the full replay of this Coffee Talk. You'll also learn: The ways in which the challenges of the last year and a half have impacted the social-emotional health of youth. How OST providers are stepping up and providing solutions to support equitable access to opportunities for learning, healing and connection. How park and recreation professionals can partner with other community-based providers to address many of the issues our youth are facing. How NRPA is supporting its members who are providing OST programs in their communities. How providers of OST programs helped support a safe, healthy back-to-school transition this fall, and more! Also, be sure to check out all the great work going on (and available resources!) at Alliance for a Healthier Generation and National Summer Learning Association.

The Ezra Klein Show
Lessons on Living Well, From Nick Offerman

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 69:02


Nick Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson, the mustachioed, libertarian outdoorsman who led the Pawnee, Ind., Parks and Recreation Department on the beloved show “Parks and Recreation.” But there's more to Offerman than Swanson: His new book, “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play,” was inspired in part by his conversation with the agrarian poet-philosopher Wendell Berry, and a hiking trip he took with the writer George Saunders and the musician Jeff Tweedy (both of whom you may remember from past episodes of this show).Offerman is fascinating. He plays, inhabits and ultimately subverts a kind of camp masculinity. Some of it is real. He really does own a woodworking shop. He really did release a whiskey with Lagavulin. But some of it is a container Offerman is using to try to get people to think about different ways to live. Like his famed character, Offerman loves the outdoors and thinks we've lost touch with the role it should play in our lives and the role it has played in our past. That's the subject of his book, and to some degree, of this conversation. But Offerman is also just a wonderful storyteller and possessed of a generous, earthy wisdom. So this one is a delight.Mentioned:The Unsettling of America by Wendell BerryBook Recommendations:Fidelity by Wendell BerryWanderlust by Rebecca SolnitGirls and Sex by Peggy OrensteinBoys and Sex by Peggy OrensteinYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.Love listening to New York Times podcasts? Help us test a new audio product in beta and give us your thoughts to shape what it becomes. Visit nytimes.com/audio to join the beta.

IMTalk
IMTalk Episode 792 – How to make the most of your winter training

IMTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 82:08


This week John does a segment on how to make the most out of your winter training. We also have News, Discussion of the Week, High 5, Geek Corner and Q&As.

Crush Fictionally
Game of Thrones, Pixar, and Likeable Underdogs (ft. Nick Casalini and Muriel Montgomery)

Crush Fictionally

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 98:20


What is it about the unexpected that draws us in? Why do we tend to root for the unlikely hero? Well this *may* be a case for Bert Macklin, FBI or the pivotal questions for your favorite gals. Crush Fictionally is back in action! In this brand-new episode, we are joined by charismatic duo and clever podcast hosts Muriel Montgomery and Nick Casalini ("Hella in Your Thirties", "Muriel's Murders"). With insightful help from both Nick and Muriel, we discuss whether a fictional underdog can be the main character, how an understated character can make up for what they lack, and how drive and conviction can make the most unlikely of heroes the most likeable. Who are we rooting for this week? Tune in to this bug circus troupe to find out: Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) of Game of Thrones, Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) of Dollman, Flick (Dave Foley) of A Bug's Life, and Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) of Parks and Recreation. This week's small business shout-out: Semicolon Books (Chicago) -------- SHOW INFO Crush Fictionally is produced and edited by Peter Byrnes. Original music by Edith Mudge. Artwork by Rose Feduk. Have a crush-worthy episode idea? Slide into those DMs... Instagram: @crushfictionally Twitter: @crushfctionally Email: crushfictionally@gmail.com

The YaJagoff! Podcast - All about Pittsburgh
Ya Jagoff Podcast: An Oktoberfest Celly at The Rock, YaJagoff!

The YaJagoff! Podcast - All about Pittsburgh

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 58:12


The suds poured for Oktoberfest at the Slippery Rock Parks and Recreation area where Eintracht Maennerchor rolled out the barrels with German and American songs ala a 40-man band. The jags welcomed Tom Baker, politician, philanthropist, and Executive Director for the North Hills Community Outreach while Mayor Longo talked about what makes Slippery Rock THE hometown U.S.A.  Plus a pit stop at Sperdute Farms! Rohrich Honda may get a smaller fleet of cars and trucks weekly, but they have a 100-point system to best prepare their pre-owned and certified vehicles on the lot. Plus, they have a warehouse full of back ups that can satisfy any vehicle request. Visit rohrich.com for all of your vehicle needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

blerds r us
218 Nearly a Full House

blerds r us

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 198:57


What we've been up to Ace Respect Great British baking What if 8 and finale Squid game Big T (Comic Book Expert) what if ep 8+9 Star Wars visions Free Guy Started Alice in Borderland Casino Royale (save all james bond stuff for next week) Quantum of Solace Skyfall Spectre Stevie Squid game Vikings s501 now What if Star wars visions Oats Studios - Neil Blomkamp Parks and Recreation ep.1 More Tales From The Loop - previously only watched the first ep, picked it up again. Southpark season 19 now. Last one I remember had a hologram of Michael Jackson that went on the run and Lorde fingering themself on stage because they couldn't sing and still wanted to entertain everyone. Monsters inside of me - the 24 faces of Billy milligan Cowboy Bebop episode 1 Asteroid Blues

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast
Holly Springs Officials Consider New Development; Reinhardt Adds Flag Football; Cherokee Parks and Rec Nationally Accredited

Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 10:58


Holly Springs will consider a 63 home development; Reinhardt will as a women's flag football team to its lineup of spring sports; And Cherokee's Recreation and Parks have earned national accreditation. #CherokeeCounty #Georgia #LocalNews           -          -          -          -          -          -          The Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast is local news for Woodstock, Canton, and all of Cherokee County. Register Here for your essential digital news.             This podcast was produced and published for the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger and TribuneLedgerNews.com by BG Ad Group on 10-8-2021.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Contra Radio Network
Prepper Guy Update | Defund Bureaucracy

Contra Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 35:58


My Local Issue is a national issue and we all must become Non-Compliant so Join Defund Bureaucracy on Facebook, here  Of all the Departments in a city Planning and Zoning is one of the worst, We all like Parks and Recreation, Sewer and Water, our Trash is picked up regularly and even the Police are good to have around, these things are what makes City life happy. Planning and Zoning not so much, they take our family and friends money and harass our Grandparents and our girl or boyfriends,  are truly are an abomination to Freedom and are just tools of Agenda 21. Did I mention that this, and all my podcasts, are rated (R) well now you know! When the shit hits the fan, harsh language will be the least of your concerns. Agenda 21, Non-compliant, just say no, bureaucracy, defund, politics, local, 

Outdoor Explorer
Talking about the economic impact of outdoor activities with Lee Hart of the Alaska Outdoor Alliance

Outdoor Explorer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021


On this Outdoor Explorer, our guest will be Lee Hart, Executive Director of Alaska Outdoor Alliance, an organization that advances the political and economic power of outdoor recreation in Alaska. The outdoor economy is an under- recognized economic driver in our state with the average Alaskan spending almost $5000 per year on outdoor gear and services.

Jack Benny Show - OTR Podcast!
Episode 776: Jack Benny Podcast 1951-09-30 (776) 1st Jack's Song (re-creation 2021) and PHAF 1951-09-30 Season Opener - Musician Union Troubles

Jack Benny Show - OTR Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 68:21


Our re-creation of a long lost episode!  1st time we have ever presented it!  Also Phil Harris and Alice Faye's season opener!

Becky Talks Parks: Parks & Recreation Podcast for Passionate Professionals

So many agencies rely on the mailed recreation guides to get out seasonal information to their residents. But as budgets change, you may want to consider alternatives that can save you money and time. Be sure to tune in to hear five creative alternatives and ideas to the mailed recreation guide. Join our weekly newsletter -->> https://letstalkparks.com/ Follow us on Instagram -->> https://www.instagram.com/lets_talk_parks/ Connect with Becky on LinkedIn --> https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-dunlap/ Connect with Marissa on LInkedIn--> https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissa-moravec-cprp/

CANADALAND
(Short Cuts) Truth and Recreation Day

CANADALAND

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 33:45


Jesse was not on board with #CdnMediaFailed when it came to the story on Trudeau in Tofino. And attacks on journalists might be more of a Canadian problem than we care to admit. CBC Managing Editor of Investigative Karyn Pugliese cohosts. Links: Karyn duly noted The Current's segment feat. Natasha Reimer-Okemow Karyn references this 2020 report on Canadian activity on far-right forums (CBC piece on it here) Shree Paradkar's Star column on attacks on journalists as a workplace issue This episode is supported by Douglas, Dispatch, and Freshbooks. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mike Abadir Show
MLB Post Season plus NFL Week 5 with ex-Cinci LB Adrian Ross

The Mike Abadir Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 60:00


In this week's episode, the guys will be breaking down the MLB Divisional round of the playoffs and will be talking NFL with special guest: • Adrian the Maddbacker Ross, ex-Cinci LB We will cover: • Red Sox v Rays • Giants v Dodgers • Astros v White Sox • Braves v Brewers Plus: • NFL Week 5 All this and more in this must listen edition of the program! To call us: 1-866-472-5788 Tweet us: @mikeabadir @ItsMeGinoB

Tread Perilously
Tread Perilously -- What We Do In The Shadows: Ghosts

Tread Perilously

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 60:49


Tread Perilously launches into a vampire-infused Horror Month called "Creatures of the Night" with its first ever episode of What We Do in the Shadows -- the low-rated "Ghosts." When Lazlo discovers symmetrical book-stacking of his sacred writings, Nadja declares a ghost is present. She organizes a seance only to discover the ghost is the latest incarnation of her often-reincarnated lover. The discovery of a true ghost leads the others to question if they themselves have ghosts since they are technically dead. A second seance provides the answer and a launchpad for comedy as the housemates discover their own disembodied souls. Erik braves the first of four vampire weeks despite his well-known dislike of the character type (Aro notwithstanding). A new theory about Parks and Recreation emerges. Justin comes through with all the key factoids about What We Do In The Shadows and vampire fiction. Erik reveals some of his controversial opinions. An Alternative Factor moment conjures up memories of Bane and a reason for his disappearance. The new Babylon 5 gets briefly discussed. Erik does find things to like, though, and the vampire roots of Tommy Wiseau come back into play.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
October 6, 2021: Charlottesville awarded $153K for flood study from RGGI funds; Transit updates from the regional partnership

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 15:15


In today’s subscriber-supported Public Service Announcement:The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards continues to offer classes and events this fall and winter to increase your awareness of our wooden neighbors and to prepare for the future. On October 19, there’s a free class on the Selection, Planting, and Care of Trees from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (register) In early November, there is a three part class on Winter Invasive Plant Identification and Treatment. Information on all the classes and the group can be found at www.charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org. On today’s show:Updates on regional transportation studies and issues from the Regional Transit PartnershipA 250-unit apartment complex is in the works along Rio Road in Albemarle CountyMaterials are available for the October 12 Cville Plans Together hearingCharlottesville has been awarded $153,000 in RGGI money for flood mitigation along Moores CreekThe percent positivity for COVID-19 has further dropped to 8.3 percent, but the number of new cases reported increased by 3,919. Another 50 new deaths were reported over night for a cumulative total of 12,999 since the pandemic began. There are another 100 cases reported in the Blue Ridge Health District today. Plans have been submitted in Albemarle County for a 250-unit apartment complex on Rio Road. According to the application for a rezoning prepared by Collins Engineering, the Heritage on Rio would consist of seven buildings and a clubhouse on 8.23 acres of land. The properties are all zoned R-6 and the application is for a rezoning to Planned Residential Development (PRD). There are currently four single family homes that would be removed to make way for the development. “At just over half a mile from the Route 29/ Rio Road intersection, the proposed community would be within walking distance to many conveniences, including the numerous retail shops and offices in the Berkmar Crossing commercial area, several grocery stores, the Northside Library, and the large number of destinations surrounding the Rio/ 29 Intersection, including CVS Drugstore, Fashion Square Mall, Rio Hill Shopping Center, and Albemarle Square Shopping Center,” reads the application. The developer is G W Real Estate Partners.  The project will also have to go before the county’s Architectural Review Board because Rio Road is an entrance corridor. Materials are now available for the October 12 public hearing for the Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan, one of three tasks the firm Rhodeside & Harwell is conducting for the city as part of the Cville Plans Together initiative. The City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint hearing on October 12, but now they’ll also hold a two hour discussion on the plan update the day before from noon to 2 p.m. The draft Comprehensive Plan and the Future Land Use Map are available for review now. The document is 118 pages long and this is the first time the entire draft has been put together with its eleven chapters and several appendices. Take a look at the materials here. The professionalization of fire and EMS calls in Albemarle County reached a new stage Monday when the Ivy and Pantops stations began 24-hour service and two other milestones were met.“An ambulance moved to the East Rivanna station to implement cross-staffing, and a daytime fire engine went into service at the Pantops station on Mondays,” wrote Abbey Stumpf, Albemarle’s public safety information officer, in a press release this morning. The Pantops fire engine will be the first to operate out of a station that was built on land donated to the county earlier this century. For the past 18 months, Albemarle has been implementing an initiative to hire more personnel funded in part through a $1.9 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as investments approved by the Board of Supervisors. In all, Albemarle has hired 22 public safety workers in the past 18 months. Earlier this year, Virginia joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multi-state program that places caps on the amount of carbon emissions for many industries. If companies exceed their limits, they have to purchase credits. Revenues go to state governments for programs such as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, which is to receive 45 percent of the RGGI funds. So far, Virginia has received $142 million over three auctions. Charlottesville will receive $153,500 from the fund to pay for a plan to prepare the Moores Creek Watershed for the floodings. That’s part of $7.8 million in grants announced yesterday by Governor Ralph Northam. The funds are distributed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, an agency that is also working on a master plan for coastal resilience in Virginia. Most of the funding is going to localities either on the coast or much closer. However, Charlottesville is not the westernmost recipient. The city of Winchester will receive $65,040 for a resilience plan and Buchanan County will receive $387,500 for “plans and capacity building” and that’s enough money for them to hire a consultant. Charlottesville will use the money to create a two-dimensional hydraulic model for the Moores Creek watershed within city limits. Andrea Henry, the city’s water resources protection administrator.  "2D modeling has the ability to identify drainage issues for our inlets, pipes, ditches, and streams across the entire City using the same methodology and analyses for a variety of storm scenarios," said Henry.  "We can use the results of this model to predict when our streets, sidewalks, homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure will be susceptible to flooding with the types of storms we see now and may see in the future due to our changing climate."Speaking of the draft Comprehensive Plan, water resources protection is covered in Goal 3 of Chapter 7, Environment, Climate, and Food Equity. “Charlottesville will be an environmental leader, with healthy air, water, and ecosystems, as well as ample, high-quality, and accessible open space and natural areas, and a preserved and enhanced tree canopy,” reads the community vision statement for the chapter. “The Rivanna River and other waterbodies will be celebrated and protected, and  environmentally-sound community access will be enhanced.”Read the rest of the recipients here. You’re listening to Charlottesville Community Engagement. In today’s second Substack-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. We are now six days into Try Transit Month, an effort to encourage people to consider using fixed-route or on-demand service to get around the community. It has now been 13 days since the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership met on September 23 Since October 2017, the advisory body run by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District has served as a clearinghouse for different providers. Karen Davis is the interim director of Jaunt and she stated one of the biggest challenges facing all bus fleets. “The driver shortage continues,” Davis said. “Jaunt is going to move to match [University Transit Service] and [Charlottesville Area Transit’s] recruiting and retaining bonus programs to try to entice more people into the door.Jim Foley, the director of pupil transportation for Albemarle County, could not give an update at the meeting because he was driving a school bus. Becca White, the director of Parking and Transportation at UVA, said ridership is rebounding following the pandemic. “We are up to about 8,000 riders a day on our system,” White said. “Three thousand of those are employees and the rest are students.”That’s down from pre-COVID levels of around 12,000 to 15,000 a day while school was in session.“During the height of COVID it was 3,000 to 4,000 passengers a day.” White said. One of the steps UTS has taken to make efficient use of their drivers has been to eliminate bus trips on McCormick Road through the heart of Grounds during the day. White said that might be one reason numbers have not rebounded as high. “We need to concentrate our transit trips from the end points in given the limited resources that we have,” White said. The free trolley-style bus operated by Charlottesville Area Transit has returned to McCormick Road. CAT has been fare-free since the beginning of the pandemic. CAT Director Garland Williams said he is hoping to keep it that way by applying for a Transit Ridership Incentive Program grant. “We applied for the TRIPS grant program with the state to keep CAT zero-fare for an additional three years,” Williams said.Williams said the planned route changes will not take place until January due to the driver shortage. Under the new alignment, Route 11 will go to the Center at Belvedere and there have been requests to make that change sooner. Williams said that would present problems. “If we were to make the adjustment to the Center now prior to making all of the adjustments, we would run the risk of individuals who are using the 11 missing their connections because it does take longer to get to the Center and get back,” Williams said. Williams said the timing will be correct when the changes are made. On September 1, the Afton Express began operation from Staunton to Charlottesville with a month of fare-free ridership. The service is operated by Brite, the transit service in the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro They’re now charging $3 each way. For the first three weeks, the service only carried about a dozen to 18 passengers each day, according to RideShare manager Sara Pennington.“We’re still looking to creep those numbers up but is still nice and early,” Pennington said. Pennington also discussed what the regional services are doing for Try Transit month. One thing is the usage of the hash tag ion Twitter #Busorbust.Albemarle County and the TJPDC are continuing work on a transit expansion study. The latest milestone is publication of a market and service analysis FourSquare ITP and Michael Baker International. (market and service analysis)“Ripe for service expansion, the US-29 corridor is the second busiest transit corridor in the region,” reads an overview of the study areas. “The Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2015, outlines goals for increasing the supply of affordable housing for households with incomes between zero percent and 80 percent of area median income, through rezoning and incentives to developers.” The study also covers Pantops and Monticello. There will be a stakeholder meeting on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a public meeting on October 21st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Those will be going over the new alternatives or the draft alternatives that they are working on for each of the study areas,” said Lucinda Shannon, the TJPDC’s transportation manager. The TJPDC is also conducting a regional transit vision study.  There’s a stakeholder meeting for that tomorrow at 9 a.m. The meeting can be watched live on their YouTube page. (watch)“And that’s going to be asking people to identify community goals around Charlottesville and what the community values and what they want to see,” Shannon said. You can also offer your views as part of a survey that’s on the project website. Before we go, let’s look at the draft Comprehensive Plan one more time. Transit is embedded in many chapters of the plan, including the land use chapter. But take a look at Chapter 6 and goals 5 and goals 6. Williams’ attempts to help CAT become fare-free are specifically embedded in Strategy 13.2:“Ensure that transit is  financially accessible to all residents and those  who work in the city, including low-income populations, the elderly, and those with disabilities.” This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Charlottesville Community Engagement
October 5, 2021: Charlottesville City Council approves garden lease, $50,000 for B.U.C.K. Squad; RSWA planning for new paper-sort facility

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 17:21


In today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out:Fall is here, and with it, more moderate temperatures. While your HVAC takes a break, now is the perfect time to prepare for the cooler months. Your local energy nonprofit, LEAP, wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round! LEAP offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents, so, if you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!On today’s show:A private vendor will be setting up a community vaccination center at the Big Lots in Seminole SquareVDOT’s hired a new engineer to run the Culpeper District that includes our communityPlanning is underway to replace a machine that helps with paper and cardboard recycling in Albemarle and CharlottesvilleCity Council votes to join a regional tax board and to give $50,000 to a community policing effortPandemic updateThe Virginia Department of Health reports 1,428 new cases of COVID-19 this morning. Last night, the head of the Blue Ridge Health District had the beginnings of good news to report to City Council. “We’re beginning to see a slight downturn in our current infection rate,” said Dr. Denise Bonds. “For the first time last week we did not have any triple-digit days with regards to cases. They were all below 100.”Dr. Bonds said most of the cases are the delta variant and there are currently no signs of any other new strain. There is currently no universal recommendation that vaccinated individuals get booster shots, but they are available for people who had the Pfizer vaccine and who are older than 65 or people with underlying medical conditions. “We do ask that you schedule an appointment so we have enough Pfizer on board but they are available everywhere that we are vaccinating,” Bonds said. Beginning next week, a new site at Big Lots location in Seminole Square in the location where the University of Virginia was providing vaccines. “This is actually a vendor-run vaccination clinic,” Bonds said. “It’s a contract that our central office at [the Virginia Department of Health] has with an emergency response organization called Ashbritt.” An official announcement will be forthcoming regarding the new community vaccination center. Later this month on October 14 and October 15, a Food and Drug Administration panel will review data regarding the possibility of boosters for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. (meeting announcement)“This will be emergency use authorization again and it will still even if its approved on that date will have to go to the CDC advisory committee,” Dr Bonds said.Dr. Bonds said the FDA has tentatively scheduled a meeting for October 26 to consider use of the Pfizer vaccine in children under the age of 12. New VDOT leader for Charlottesville areaWhen the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board next meets, there will be a new person representing the Virginia Department of Transportation. Sean Nelson will become the new district engineer for VDOT’s Culpeper District, which spans nine counties.“I am honored to return to Culpeper District as the district engineer and look forward to working with our talented teams and valued community partners,” Nelson is quoted in a September 30 press release. “I was born and raised in Louisa and am now raising my family there. I am proud to come home and am committed to making a difference in this region.”Nelson’s last post was as the maintenance engineer for VDOT’s Richmond District. In the new job, he will be in charge of “construction, maintenance and operations maintenance, project development and business functions of nearly 10,500 lane miles.” VDOT manages road construction projects in all of those counties, including six projects being designed and built under one contract in Albemarle County. However, Charlottesville manages its own construction projects and has been the recipient of multiple projects under Smart Scale. Last month, Council signaled it would likely forgo $3.25 million in VDOT funds for the first phase of the West Main Streetscape and $4 million for the second phase. Both required a match of local funding, funding which will now be transferred to a $75 million project to renovate Buford Middle School. This summer, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $10.8 million for the third phase of West Main Street, which requires no match. It is unclear if that phase will move ahead. All of the phases were designed as part of a $2.85 million planning study overseen by Rhodeside & Harwell. Construction on the Belmont Bridge finally got underway this summer after many years of planning. There are many other open VDOT projects in Charlottesville that have not gone to construction. Council round-upLast night, Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 to join a regional board that would administer cigarette taxes generated in outlying counties. Until this year, only cities have been able to levy such a tax, which generated $641,494 for Charlottesville in fiscal year 2020. The city gets $0.55 a pack. Mayor Nikuyah Walker voted against the item partially out of a concern it would penalize people who are low-income. “I know we discuss it from a public health platform but most people are not going to stop smoking because there’s an increased tax on it,” Walker said. The tax board would be administered by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. David Blount is deputy director.“And right now we have six counties that have so far agreed to establish this board,” Blount said. “We know of one additional county in our region and even one in our town that is showing some interest in participating.” Counties can not charge more than 40 cents a pack. Council also agreed to donate $50,000 to the B.U.C.K. Squad for their community policing efforts on a 3 to 2 vote. Councilor Michael Payne joined Mayor Walker in voting against the measure out of concerns raised by the Public Housing Association of Residents and the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. “The B.U.C.K. Squad program is something really important, that model,” Payne said. “But I would just want to have very clear lockstep assurance that CRHA and PHAR are all on the same page regarding in terms of what they’re doing and not being 100 percent assured of that I’m going to vote no for that reason hoping that partnership can evolve and become successful.”Council also voted to establish a ground lease for the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont to operate in a section of McIntire Park. The group will be responsible for raising the funds to construct improvements called for in their schematic plan. “It’s very important for the nonprofit to obtain a lease so that they can complete their fundraising efforts,” said City Manager Chip Boyles. “The city does not have any funds in the [capital improvement program] for this project and therefore this would not be a project that would go under construction under city management.” The vote was 5-0. Time for another shout-out from a Patreon supporter!WTJU 91.1 FM is a different sort of radio station. It's dedicated to sharing the transcendent experience of music while raising funds from listeners across the world. From October 4th through 10th, WTJU airs its annual Jazz Marathon. Tune in for a deep dive into everything from bebop to blues. WTJU's Volunteer DJs will play the spectrum jazz – from Billie Holiday to Canonball Adderly to Pharoah Sanders. Plus live, local jazz performances throughout the week.  Visit wtju.org to learn more!At the end of their meeting last night, Charlottesville City Council held another lengthy discussion about the termination of Police Chief RaShall Brackney. I may or may not make it back to that item in a future installment of the newsletter. In addition to the police chief, Charlottesville continues to have many high-profile vacancies.  The position for Director of Elections is being advertised through October 15, 2021. Other openings include the director of Parks and Recreation as well as the Director of Public Works. The person who most recently held the latter position is David Brown, who only worked for Charlottesville for a year. Brown was honored by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority at their meeting on September 28. Here’s the chair, Mike Gaffney.“And what is that old saying? David, we hardly knew ye,” Gaffney said. RSWA seeks tonnage increaseLet’s stick with the Rivanna Authorities for a moment. The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has been experiencing higher volumes of tonnage received at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center. Material is sorted before sent out to other landfills. As a result, the RSWA is asking the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to increase the amount it can transfer each day to 450 tons, up from 300 tons. “We believe that by increasing our facility limit to 450 tons per day will not result in a great deal more traffic, but rather allow us to accept the few, large load, customers that are bringing us material from infrequent large projects (like the field turf replacement project or a UVA building demolition project that we’ve seen in the past couple of years,” reads the executive director’s report for the September meeting. RSWA Solid Waste Director Phil McKalips said that many times his agency does not know material is coming until it shows up. “We tend to find out about these projects when they come across the scale, so our ability to impact the planning of a project is usually far down the pipeline by the time we see it,” McKalips said.  McKalips said the RSWA has received a lot of waste material from the Southwood project in recent weeks. Recently an area where household waste had been discarded over the years was cleared and sent to the Ivy Materials Utilization Center. The increase would help on days when they exceed the 300 ton a day limit. “Whoever cleared the site mixed a lot of debris in with the soil so they had to bring it all out to us for disposal,” McKalips said. “We didn’t know that was coming ahead of time and all of a sudden we have 140 tons in a day to deal with.” McKalips said this material is not to be confused with areas that may have been contaminated with oil that leaked from storage tanks under trailers. That will be going through a separate process monitored by the DEQ.RSWA to conduct engineering study on new paper-sort facilityPlanning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions takes many forms. Albemarle County’s Climate Action Plan has a whole chapter on “sustainable materials management” which has multiple strategies to divert items from landfills. Strategy 5.1.3 is to “identify if there is a need to local additional paper/cardboard balers in Albemarle County.” That item is under review by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and McKalips gave a briefing.The RSWA operates a facility on Meade Avenue that sorts paper material brought to the Ivy Materials Utilization Center and the McIntire Recycling Center. “People put their recyclable materials in there and we take those back to the paper sort facility and we by and large bale all of those products,” McKalips said. “That allows us to save a lot of shipping costs in getting them to our vendors.”However, there are access issues with the site that have to be addressed. The property on which the facility is located on Meade Avenue is leased from Woolen Mills Self Storage but RSWA can only access it on property leased by Gerdau Metals Recycling. An access agreement has a 90-day termination clause and the bailing equipment is over 20 years old. “The thing has been well used and it’s getting near the end of its service life,” McKalips said. That’s prompted McKalips to see if there’s another option for the future. For instance, there’s not enough covered storage space to keep the material protected from rain and moisture that would make it unusable for recycling. The RSWA also collects paper material from other private collection sites such as at Kohl’s and Wal-Mart. That creates logistical issues with what to bale and when. “So this facility gets a lot of cardboard,” McKalips said. “That cardboard isn’t conducive to pushing that back into a trailer and pulling it out later so we leave it out front and then that’s one of the earliest products to get bailed. Having said that though, we have all [these] materials that need to be pulled back out, driven around the cardboard, and baled.”So with a future need, McKalips presented three options for the future. The first would renovate and expand on site and would have have a $2 million capital cost. The second would be to skip the local baling facility entirely and ship out to other entities. That would include no capital costs, but increase operating costs of $550,000 in the first year and $300,000 each year after. The third would be to build a new paper sort facility with two bailers.  “Obviously this is going to be the most expensive option,” McKalips said. “It was looking to be about $4.3 million in the feasibility study.” If the third option is pursued, McKalips said the next step is to work with Albemarle and Charlottesville to identify a potential site for the new location. They’ll need about three acres of land. Lance Stewart, Albemarle’s Director of Facilities and Environmental Services, said that he is hopeful to be able to work with city government to develop an approach to move forward with a new facility. “I think it’s a complex set of issues that hopefully we can come together on,” Stewart said. The presentation comes just as Albemarle and Charlottesville are about to start their budget cycle. The RSWA Board reached consensus to direct staff to move forward with the engineering study for a new facility. Thank you for reading! Please send on to someone else you think might be interested, and please let me know if you have any questions! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

IMTalk
IMTalk Episode 791 – Lauren Steadman

IMTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 73:31


This week we have an interview with Lauren Steadman. We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&As.

Born to Talk Radio Show
Richard Smart

Born to Talk Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 62:32


Thank you, Richard Smart, Regional Park Superintendent at Stoneview Nature Center, for joining me on today's episode of the Born To Talk Radio Show Podcast.  Richard is part of the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation.  Their motto is, Learn, Respect, Appreciate and Protect.  The Stoneview Nature Center is one of 8 Nature Centers... The post Richard Smart appeared first on Born To Talk.

Finance & Fury Podcast
Finding your purpose and building your ideal life

Finance & Fury Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 19:28


Welcome to Finance and Fury. In the last episode we talked about finding meaning in life, even in the worst of possible situation. That topic leads in nicely with purpose, which we will be covering in this episode. As Finding a purpose gives life additional meaning – and having fulfilment in life through having meaning helps to fuel a purpose – which further fulfils meaning – quite a symbiotic relationship – But to build on this purpose and work towards this, goals are also important -   But Finances are important – which can also be seen in the concept of resources – as cash/money is a medium of exchange to purchase resources, or other investments – either way, having infinite resources or money without purpose or meaning is worthless – What is the point of having millions of dollars if you have no reason to wake up every day? Most of us don't find ourselves in this position – but if we have no financial means, or resources, then fulfilling our purposes can be harder – finding meaning can still be achieved if you have no money or place to live, but unfortunately, the way that society is structured does require some means of resources to cover the outflows for living – even if you buy some land outright, you still need to pay rates So, what financial goals are you working towards to have enough to achieve your end goal – as well as maintaining purpose and having meaning in life? This is not just about being able to accumulate investment or make money, but be happy along the way and feel like you are fulfilling your purpose and find meaning is waking up every day – The journey to financial independence is a long road for most people, so having something to work towards and enjoying the journey allows you to actually wait it out – rather than work for 2 years and then start to hate your working life – life is about the journey, not the destination How do you go about this? Find your purpose – and find some career where you can generate an income to direct toward financial resources to build towards financial independence – how do you achieve this? Get some goals in place   First step, if you don't already know what it is – is to figure out what your purpose is – this is the path that will give you guidance It is important to find your purpose as if you don't know what you want, it is impossible to get it. ‘what is the meaning of life?' – I actually see this as a rather silly question – as there is no one overall meaning to life, if this is considered to be our collective existence, except to exist and eventually die But there is a meaning to your life – at the individual level and family level – we each have desires and goals, which go towards forming our own individual meaning towards our existence – Therefore, you just need to find your purpose and live up to your potential in achieving this – this actually goes back to last week's episode – because state and politicians do try to give the perception that there is a collective purpose for a whole society that will fill everyone with meaning - you need to decide what you want and what is important. You have to Be clear why you are here! To do this – you have to look at what you want – not what others want When we are younger and getting out of school, we are often looking for meaning and some direction in life – we have very strong influences from either our school, parents or friends in what direction we take At lot of this has to do with programming in life – where we simply follow in the path of what is easily laid out in front of us – so this slowly changes our real purposes to conform to the new social norms or what is set out in front of us. This leads to taking actions in life which will get the approval of others rather than ourselves We are told from childhood the word ‘no' and ‘don't do that'. While this was said to help protect us, it has led to crushing dreams. While conformity has been important in evolution (by not sticking out and getting ousted by the tribe), it has lead into conforming to a normal level of life or living someone else's dreams. This is why you need a reason to get out of bed in the morning which is your purpose. If you have this purpose, something to work for, you will be successful and happier along the way. So – how do you find out what your purpose is? – if you don't know, to figure this out requires a bit of brain storming. It requires the creation of a list – where you need to write some lists of things that are important in your life. At financeandfury – there is a workbook which can help – but this has 3 columns: I care about, What I am great at, I love doing – try to write 20 things for each: total of 60 The more the merrier – doesn't have to be something big, more = more brainstorming beside each one put a plus or minus against it – if you really enjoy or are great at = put a plus against it. something that you just put in there to make up the numbers, put a minus sign against it. From those from each list – select the top 2 with plus signs against them – put them in the below this This will leave you with 6 things in total. You might find that the things you are great at are the things that you love doing, because you care about them! common to see this sort of overlap as generally, if you enjoy doing something, you are normally pretty good at it! This is how you find your purpose in life. It will take some playing around with to get right. Be honest with yourself. example: care: Making a difference in lives, great at: personal finance, I enjoy doing: Teaching Different iterations of this – but form a purpose statement – once sentence - where you use your skills at what you are great at, to do the thing that you care about, in a way that you enjoy doing Making a difference in peoples lives through teaching and advising people about their personal finances. It really is that simple and needs to be refined over time, but what is really important is action. Taking action towards your purpose will be the difference between following your purpose versus following someone else's.   Once you have your purpose statement, you need to know what you want out of it: getting the vision right and start achieving it! Time to build a vision of your ideal life - Having a purpose is the reason to get out of bed each day. Having a vision, allows you to complete a picture of your ideal life. A vision is an ideal picture of how you want your life to look. It is what you want the future to hold for you. But you have to make it happen! – Negotiating with your current self for your future benefit Your vision should show you where you want to head and provide some motivation and focus to help achieve this. Life happens, there will always be setbacks but the best way of overcoming setbacks is keeping your long-term vision in mind and working towards this. So how do you build your vision? - first step is to make three lists, What I want: This list is for the material things you wish to have in your life. From houses, cars, even owning a business. What I want to be: This list is for the type of person you want to be, from happy and positive to being a leader in your field. What I want to achieve before I die: This list is practically a bucket list where you can think about the things that you want to achieve in life. Under each heading, you need to list 20 things for each one so once you are done you should have 60 in total. hard to come up with 20 things for each, so listing small things or expanding on larger ‘wants' can help. So instead of just saying ‘I want to be successful', list out individual items which mean success to you. Once you have a list of 60 things - sort through your lists and placing each in to seven areas of your life. This covers off 7 areas in total. For each one you need to have a clear picture of what each area should look like! Work/career – What are you doing for your career? Is it something that you enjoy? Is it something you can have freedom? Can you make a lot of money from it? Finances – What does your financial situation look like? Are you out of debts? Do you have a portfolio of investments, paying you an income? This is the key to financial independence after all. You need to have enough in finances to give you all the free time in the world to focus on everything else. Free time/Recreation – What do you do in your free time? Are you going on holidays each year? Health/Fitness – What is your ideal fitness? Are you 80 still in great physical and mental health? Relationships – Marriages, kids, parents, everyone etc. Contribution to the world – Do you give back to society? Personal goals – What do you want to do before you die? Can fit into the previous – so merge Remember, that your personal vision is where you want to be – so you need a clear picture on what it looks like, what it feels like, you should almost be able to taste it! Purpose is what drives you towards this – but goals set out the actions on what to take   Goals - hone your inner GPS – help to fill in the gaps and reverse engineer some steps to build your ideal life Goals are the ‘building blocks' of your vision - want to lose weight, start saving or investing? these aren't really goals - they are just good ideas. arbitrary goals that don't align up to our vision typically fail to be achieved – no motivation through resistance This is why having your vision and knowing what you want is so important. can't achieve something if you don't know what it is, and you must actually want it Put a goal against each vision to build your purpose Where I want to be: Vision Where I am: Personal inventory Fill in the gap! Reverse engineer - nobody is going to make your dreams come true - action on your goals will! Smart Goals S – Specific: Who, what, where, when, how & why? – Comes back to the overall vision for each M – Measurable: Something measurable on what you want to achieve. A – Attainable: Believe that your goal is attainable, developing the skills and attitude to achieve them. R – Realistic: Must represent something that you are willing and able to work towards. The bigger the better – This can create a high motivation! T – Timely: This anchors a timeframe by when your goal will be achieved. Putting a date on a goal allows for you to break this time down and with it, the goal in to smaller segments.   This is where knowing exactly what you want to achieve really helps as the more definite your vision is, the more details you can use when defining your goal. Now it comes time to do an action plan on your goals. The last part is the hardest, especially if you don't know how to. However, what you are trying to do is likely what someone else has done, or knows how to do. We all stand on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton: So you can ask for help from them.  One of the best bonuses from this is an Increased happiness from working towards goals! Achieving them is great, but working towards them and planning them gives bigger dopamine releases, studies have found. This is why setting goals is really important as well, not only to achieve your vision, but to enjoy the ride along the way.  That is it for this episode. In summary: Try to find what is going to get your out of the bed in the morning – purpose You can sit around pondering what is the meaning of life, but it is much easier to find the meaning of your life Set your SMART Goals based on your vision. Break it down into small achievable tasks. Do your action plan Once your reverse engineer - Ask people/research what needs to be done. Remember to go to Finance and Fury to get the pdf workbook for this Thank you for listening to today's episode. If you want to get in contact you can do so here: http://financeandfury.com.au/contact/

Architecture and Innovation

Phil Haderlie has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Utah and has been a licensed architect since 2006. Phil has provided professional architectural design and project management services on a wide variety of projects since 1996. Phil's expertise spans many architectural project types including Recreation, Higher Education, Institutional, Corporate Design, and Religious Architecture. Phil is experienced in various projects, from small projects up to large global corporate campuses and regional transportation projects, and has worked on projects in several countries around the world. Phil is particularly adept in project management tasks that require code analysis, project scheduling, programming, design, quality control, contract administration, specification writing, and team management. He is committed to sustainable design and has been an accredited LEED professional since 2006. Phil believes in creating amazing architecture by first creating amazing collaborative relationships with owners, contractors and engineers. Currently, Phil leads AIA Utah, as the 2021 President and as part of that role has been involved as an Organizer of the "Empowered Living Design Competition" in Partnership with Salt Lake City to find solutions to Utah's housing shortage.  https://www.aia.org/articles/6422323-salt-lake-city-launches-tiny-home-adu-desi (https://www.aia.org/articles/6422323-salt-lake-city-launches-tiny-home-adu-desi)

Crossing The Lane Lines
DC Waves: African American Aquatic History in the District of Columbia

Crossing The Lane Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 62:31


DC is home to The White House, The Washington Monument, and The MLK Memorial, everyone knows this, but what many don't know about is that its also home to some of the most vibrant Black aquatic programs in the country, and many were either founded or influenced by one man. Today, we'll speak to Lorn Hill, a 35-year employee of DC's Recreation and Parks, about the history of municipal pools, founding of an elite level swim club, Aqua Day Camp, and the Black History Invitational Swim Meet, which launched the careers of Olympians and college and aged-group swimmers around the country and around the world.

Foot Stuff Podcast
FSP 121 - The Colorado Trail

Foot Stuff Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 74:18


Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 121!'The Colorado Trail 'On today's episode we discuss some Foot Stuff, Hiker News, and are joined by special guest Dakota to talk all about his recent thru-hike of the Colorado Trail!  We hope you enjoy, thanks for listening.www.footstuffpodcast.com

Charlottesville Community Engagement
September 30, 2021: Regional housing group talks budget, grant opportunities, strategic plan; Smith Aquatic Center to reopen in early 2022

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:43


On today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out:Fall is here but some days of summer heat may be in the days to come. Either way, tour local energy nonprofit, LEAP, wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round! LEAP offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents, so, if you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!On today’s program:The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership updates its members on grants for eviction prevention and affordable unit constructionPlanning continues for a train station in Christiansburg at the future terminus of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional serviceThe city’s newest indoor pool will remain closed for the rest of the yearSeptember ends with a downward trend away from the COVID surge that’s overtaken Virginia and much of the country. Today the seven-day percent positivity is down to 8.9 today, down from 10.3 on September 1. The seven-day average for new cases has decreased to 2,828. There have been 889 fatalities reported in Virginia since September 1. The Blue Ridge Health District reports another 89 cases today and the seven-day percent positivity has dropped to 6.8 percent. Charlottesville’s Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center will remain closed through the end of the year. Since opening in 2010, the facility has been plagued with ventilation problems and work is finishing up on a renovation project with a $2.2 million cost. “Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, and inviting aquatic environment for the community and a safe work environment for our staff,” said Deputy City Manager Sam Sanders in a press release that went out on September 27. Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center had been expected to close for repairs in the spring of 2020, but the pandemic shut down all Parks and Recreation facilities. When they began to gradually reopen this year, staffing shortages kept Onesty Pool in Meade Park closed for the entire summer. Smith is now expected to open on January 3. Work continues to build a train station in the New River Valley to be ready when the Amtrak Northeast Regional Service is expanded to that location in 2025. On Monday, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors got a briefing on Monday about progress to form an authority to finance and construct the station. The New River Valley Regional Commission is hoping to create that body by the end of the year. In May, Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation allowing the formation of the authority. The group will work off efforts to bring passenger rail back to Christiansburg, including a ridership study from 2015 that projects a ridership of 40,000 a year. (read the study)According to a presentation to the seven-member Montgomery BOS, the MPO Policy Board for that area has selected a site near the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Now the authority will work to convince localities in the region to chip in to the debt services to cover the cost of the station, estimated to cost $4.25 million. An Italian company that specializes in cured meats will set up its first operation in the United States in Rockingham County, according to an economic development announcement from Governor Ralph Northam. Veronesi Holding S.p.A. expects to provide about 150 jobs over the next four years in the county’s Innovation Village research and technology park. “The company plans to explore the possibility of working with smaller Virginia farms for its American production needs,” reads a press release about a $3.8 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. Veronesi Holding had over €3.1 billion in sales in 2020 and 9,000 employees. The company can get benefits through the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone grant program, and tax credits through the Majority Business Facility Job program. In today’s second Substack-supported public service announcement: The Charlottesville Jazz Society at cvillejazz.org is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of all that  jazz, and there’s no time like now to find a time to get out and watch people love to play. The Charlottesville Jazz Society keeps a running list of what’s coming up at cvillejazz.org. As the newly confirmed executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, one of Christine Jacob’s first jobs will be to secure the financial footing of a regional advisory body created a few years ago to encourage production of more residential units in the region.“Composed of an overarching consortium of housing interests, the Partnership enhances regional coordination and effectiveness to address the housing needs of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District’s region, with a focus on housing production, diversity, accessibility, cost, location, design, and increasing stability for the region’s residents,” reads the website for the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership. One of their products so far is a regional housing plan called Planning for Affordability  which includes strategies for each of the six localities. Charlottesville’s chapter echoes the Affordable Housing Plan adopted by Council in March of this year.(download the regional plan). At the partnership’s meeting on September 22, Jacobs told the partnership’s board members that a sustainable budget is required going forward. The FY22 budget has been reduced from $95,000 to $65,000. (watch the meeting on YouTube)“Originally what we had was that the TJPDC would contribute from its per capital regional fund $25,000 and we would be asking an immediate one-time ask from our local governments but pro-rated per capita,” Jacobs said. “We would be asking of you all partners within the CVRHP to contribute and then also seeking grants and scholarships.” Jacobs said asking local governments for funding out of the budget cycle is unusual so the idea of asking for funding was dropped. “It is assuming that we will run a very lean FY22 year focusing the majority of our energy and staff time on strategic planning,” Jacobs said. However, this is the beginning of the FY23 budget cycle for most localities, so this is a good time to make a request for ongoing funding. Jacobs is aiming for a $72,000 budget for the year that runs July 1, 2022 though June 30, 2023. Staff with the partnership are finalizing their work on implementing a $20,000 planning grant to help prevent or reduce evictions. Ian Baxter is the staff member for the regional housing partnership.“That’s the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot planning grant, it’s kind of a mouthful,” Baxter said. “What we’re doing with now is we’ve contracted services from the UVA Equity Center to create a comprehensive eviction database to sort of determine where evictions are happening and which property companies are evicting the most people or bringing the most judgements or cases.”Baxter said the TJPDC will apply for a follow-up grant to implement some of the recommendations. In the meantime, some of the work involves the city of Charlottesville.“We’re working with the city of Charlottesville who are donating some staff time to do some focus groups with tenants, landlords, and judges here in the region and really thinking about what some of the best practices are in terms of reducing eviction in our region,” Baxter said. Implementation could include stabilization services, rental assistance, financial counseling, or other ways to keep people in the homes they are renting. Another grant the regional housing partnership will administer is direct funding from Virginia Housing for actual construction of units. “We ended up receiving $2 million to develop at least 20 units of affordable housing by June 2023,” Baxter said.  Baxter said the process for how the choices will be made is still being developed and a draft will be circulated by the end of October. There were other updates at the partnership including one from Thomas Haro, the executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. He said that while there are at least some more permanent shelters due to his agency’s use of the Red Carpet Inn in Premier Circle, there are not enough as winter approaches.“We’re trying to figure out how to get additional shelter capacity this winter,” Haro said. “So focusing on that with some community partners and trying to figure out the best way to bring that through.” As the partnership prepares a strategic plan, Haro said he would like to see language to ask developers to consider building units in new developments for homeless individuals. “There are ways to incorporate units specifically designated for people experiencing homelessness, particularly chronic homelessness,” Haro said. “There are ways to make it really sustainable. It works. The data is really supportive if you have supportive services in the picture. But without really specially holding aside those units for people experiencing homeless, it is difficult for people to get into units.”Albemarle Supervisor Diantha McKeel said she sees an opportunity in the strategic plan.“If we could think about how we might better communicate and educate the public about affordable housing and what it really means or what it is,” McKeel said. Jessie Ferguson of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors agreed with McKeel and said it is time to stop demonizing those on government or philanthropic support.“It’s your neighbor, it’s the guy at the grocery store, it’s your police officer, actually,” Ferguson said. ”People don’t realize how personal this is.”Ferguson he hopes Nelson County will allow more residential units to be built by-right.An update on UVA’s housing initiativeThe University of Virginia continues to work toward its goal of working with a private developer to build up to 1,500 affordable units on land that either UVA or the UVA Foundations. The company Northern Urban Real Estate Ventures has been hired to come up with a plan through their community engagement efforts. Colette Sheehy is UVA’s Senior Vice President for Operations and State Government Relations. “We continue to work with our consultant and try to offer some educational videos for the public,” Sheehy said. “There are two of them up on our website currently.”The titles of these videos are Zoning and Matter of Right Development and The Development Process and Financing Overview. There will be more videos in the series and can be seen here.  Sheehy shared one piece of feedback the consultant has received so far from members of the community. “It’s important to them that we consider the economic opportunity that a project like this would offer to the community and therefore try to use local businesses and local contractors to the degree that that’s possible,” Sheehy said.Sheehy said the idea had been to circulate a list of potential sites by the end of September, but they are not quite ready to do so.  More on that in future installments of the show. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

RNZ: Morning Report
Trout fishing season opens with a bang

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 2:04


It's the opening day for trout fishing season, and fishermen up and down the South Island are dusting off their rods and gumboots. Peter Meecham is a lifelong trout fisherman and was out on the Selwyn River near Christchurch on Friday morning. He spoke to Corin Dann from the water.

Outdoor Explorer
The First People in what is now Chugach State Park

Outdoor Explorer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


In this Outdoor Explorer, we will learn about the First People in what is now Chugach State Park. My guest will be Aaron Leggett, Senior Curator of Alaska History & Indigenous Culture at the Anchorage Museum and President of the Tribal Council of the Native Village of Eklutna.

Becky Talks Parks: Parks & Recreation Podcast for Passionate Professionals
Educating the Next Generation of Parks & Recreation Professionals

Becky Talks Parks: Parks & Recreation Podcast for Passionate Professionals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 56:23


PODCAST REPLAY - Throwback! In this episode, Marissa sits down to talk with Dr. Jeremy Robinette from Western Illinois University about educating our communities about Parks and Recreation. I think so many of us ended up falling into this field. We didn't know that this was a profession until we were in college, or maybe we were already graduated from college and had a degree in something else. This episode is how we educate our communities about what we do and how to encourage more people to get their degree in parks and recreation. We need to tell our story, share the impact we make, and talk about why it's important. Join our weekly newsletter -->> https://letstalkparks.com/ Follow us on Instagram -->> https://www.instagram.com/lets_talk_parks/ Connect with Becky on LinkedIn --> https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-dunlap/ Connect with Marissa on LInkedIn--> https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissa-moravec-cprp/

First Class Counselors
Top Tips for Recovering from and Reflecting on the Past Summer - First Class Counselors #40

First Class Counselors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 60:12


Find full show notes and links at: https://camphacker.tv/first-class-counsellors/reflect-on-last-summerLots of learning from Season 3 of First Class Counselors! Here's what will help you MOST for this coming summer!Welcome back to another season of First Class Counselors!We're starting this season off where the summer of 2021 ended. For some camps, it started to feel a bit more normal, but for many, it was a hard one.Camp counselors were truly on the front line of the pandemic this summer. After a year full of screens and small social bubbles, both the campers and their counselors faced the social and behavioural realities of life outside of the Zoom room.With no mute button, no way to turn the camera off and having to wear non-sweatpants and PJs all day, it was, to say the least, tough.So after a tough summer, how do you move forward? When you love camp, but it's kicked the crap out of you, how do you even think about next summer?Here's the secret - you don't. Recover, reflect then think about next year.It would be easy to just wash the summer off of you like your perma-dirt Teva tan, but First Class Counselors never settle for the easy path.This episode is all about reflection and recovery. Matt and Oliver will give you their top tips for how to intentionally move forward after a tough year.On this episode you'll hear:Creating a reflection document of the summer to look back on laterIdeas for mental and physical decompressingProblem-solving tactics for making 2022 your best summer yetHow to make sure you have gotten everything camp has to offer (that means a great reference from your director!)-What do you think of the Podcast? Any ideas? Let Matt know! - matt@gocamp.pro-E.G.E.L - Ever Growing Ever LearningMatt: Senses Walk & Nature ID Apps (Seek, Google Lens, Merlin, Picture Mushroom, Picture This, PlantNet)Oliver - Some of Oliver's favourite campfire slow jams (tune in and you'll get to hear Oliver sing!)-Host LinksMatt Honsberger, Executive Producer of Podcasting at Go Camp ProOliver Gregan, Executive Director at YMCA Camp Winona-What is First Class Counselors?Camp Directors, this Podcast isn't for you. It's time to delegate! First Class Counsellors is for your counselling staff, the ones who are on the ground, playing with kids and changing lives.Each week, we'll cover practical and accessible tips that will level up your camp counsellor skills. These are things every counsellor should know, but that you may not have time to teach in staff training.Our two hosts, Oliver Gregan and Matt Honsberger from Go Camp Pro are excited to be able to provide this resource to camp counsellors and up and coming staff, who they believe, have the most important job at camp.----5-Minute Fridays! To find out more and register, head over to http://gocamp.pro/5mf

The Mike Abadir Show
MLB Final Weekend plus NFL Week 4

The Mike Abadir Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 60:00


This week, Mike will be teamed up with Pop Dibiase in an exciting discussion about the last weekend of the MLB season! The guys will also recap NFL Week 3, and look ahead to Week 4 with analysis and recap! To call the show: 1-866-472-5788 Tweet us: @mikeabadir @ItsMeGinoB @PopDibiase

Beyond The Lines
Let's Talk Supplements

Beyond The Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 51:33


Join us today to discuss all things supplements, vitamins, overall health, fitness, and more with Greenville's own Total Nutrition! CJ Norwood is a co-owner of the store and is certified in Personal Training and Nutrition Science (CPT, CNC). Dillion Veneziana, a 5th year senior Exercise Physiology major here at ECU, as well as a Total Nutrition employee, joins us alongside CJ to give his own insight and experience with these topics.As fitness, nutrition, and well-being are becoming more and more popular, fitness influencers are popping up all over the media giving their tips and tricks on how to “look like they do”. While it is fantastic that our health is being taken seriously, these new trends have come to be quite a problem. There are a lot of claimed magic pills, overnight supplements, “10-days-to-shredded-abs” workouts, and so much more that are leading people to believe that if they put this in their body or do this specific movement, they will get a quick result. Unfortunately that is not the case. Motivation to keep working out frequently declines after individuals realize the faulty claims of these fitness promotions. It has made the fitness and health community on social media a very toxic environment.Today we are here to clear the air on these myths and provide you with the exact science behind these so-called “magic” supplements. We will go over how to actually use them, how they work in your body anatomically, and how you can better educate yourself before buying them. This episode is packed full of valuable information and resources on campus that you can use to learn more and reach your goals! This is definitely one you do not want to miss!

United We Fan
Parks and Recreation

United We Fan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 77:35


Mark, Bryan and guest host Cara discuss all they could about Parks and Recreation in just over an hour, definitely leaving the door open for another episode about one of the best sitcoms ever!

Charlottesville Community Engagement
September 28, 2021: Wawa to replace Hardee's on 5th Street Extended; Kamptner to retire as Albemarle's attorney

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 12:41


In today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out:WTJU 91.1 FM is a different sort of radio station. It's dedicated to sharing the transcendent experience of music while raising funds from listeners across the world. From October 4th through 10th, WTJU airs its annual Jazz Marathon. Tune in for a deep dive into everything from bebop to blues. WTJU's Volunteer DJs will play the spectrum jazz – from Billie Holiday to Cannonball Adderly to Pharaoh Sanders. Plus live, local jazz performances throughout the week. Visit the Jazz Marathon schedule now to plot your listening schedule!On today’s show:Catching up with Charlottesville City Council with info on the police chief search, a lease for a garden in McIntire Park, and moreA major convenience store franchise is pursuing a fourth store in Charlottesville’s urban areaAn update on the pandemic from Governor Ralph NorthamSince the last newsletter on September 23, 2021, COVID’s late summer surge in Virginia is showing signs of slowing down. The seven day average of new cases has decreased down to 3,003 and the seven-day percent positivity is down to 9.1 percent. That figure was 9.7 five days ago. In the Blue Ridge Health District, there have been 392 cases reported today since the last newsletter and and another four fatalities. The seven-day percent positivity is 7.2. Governor Ralph Northam held his first pandemic press briefing in some time yesterday and said this trend is encouraging.“In the past few days, case numbers have started to move down and hospitalization numbers are leveling off and that is a hopeful sign,” Northam said. “But the numbers are still way too high.”Northam reminded Virginians that at one point at the beginning of the summer, there was a day with less than a hundred new cases. As of today, 60.1 percent of Virginians are fully vaccinated and 71.5 percent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated. “The data show that nearly everyone who is getting COVID is unvaccinated,” Northam said. “I want to repeat that. Nearly everyone who is getting COVID is unvaccinated.”You can check the data here. The Delta variant began widespread transmission in early June and Northam said the current surge could have been avoided if people had gotten their shot or shots. He said the cost of hospital care for this summer’s surge is $5 billion and rising. Northam said at this point, there is little he can do to urge people who refuse to get the vaccine, but he brought up his personal experience contracting COVID.“Believe me, you don’t want to get it,” Northam said. “My case was back in September, and a year later I still can’t smell anything or taste anything and now the COVID variant that’s going around is a lot worse than the one in September.”You can watch all of Northam’s briefing on YouTube. He has updated on booster shots and more. (watch)Albemarle County will soon begin a search to find a new county attorney. Greg Kamptner has been in the position for nearly six and a half years and will retire next year, according to materials for Wednesday’s closed door meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Kamptner began working for the county in 1995 and became deputy county attorney in 2007. If you’re interested in land use law in Albemarle and Virginia, Kamptner literally wrote the handbook. (Land Use Law Handbook)A site plan has filed for a Wawa gas station within the city of Charlottesville on 5th Street Extended. If approved and constructed it would be either the third or fourth franchise within the urban area around Charlottesville. Plans have also been filed for a Wawa at the corner of Route 29 and Greenbrier , just over the line in Albemarle. The property in Charlottesville is currently a Hardee’s restaurant. A virtual site plan conference is scheduled for October 20. Materials for that meeting sent to neighborhood associations do not identify the 5,300 square foot gas station as a Wawa, but the agenda for the September 14, 2021 Planning Commission identifies Wawa as the subject of a future consideration by the Entrance Corridor Review Board. That will be the only legislative approval required for the project as the property is zoned for Highway Mixed Use Corridor. In today's subscriber-fueled public service announcement: Lovers of used books rejoice! The Friends of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library will resume the tradition of their annual Fall Book Sale this October 2nd through October 10 at a new location! The Friends of the Library sale will take place at Albemarle Square Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Half-price days on October 9 and October 10. Questions? Visit jmrlfriends.org for more information.To celebrate my high school reunion this weekend, I took a few days off last week. That means there will be a lot of segments this week about a lot of different meetings I missed. There’s a lot to get through so we’re all caught up. Let’s go back first to the City Council meeting from September 20, 2021. City Manager Chip Boyles brought up an op-ed column he wrote for the Daily Progress regarding his decision at the beginning of this month to fire former Police Chief RaShall Brackney.“While standing firm on the decision I did make, the fact is I could have handled the decision quite differently,” Boyles said. “I could have and should have engaged Council and my leadership team in more deliberating and on my intended actions so that I not only had their input but also had a broader perspective of the community’s response.”Boyles said he could not talk about all of the reasons for the firing at this time due to confidentiality but did say he did meet with representatives of the Police Benevolent Association about their survey. He said the August 20 press release that went out unsigned was approved by him, and that the briefly retired Major Jim Mooney will serve as assistant chief only until an interim police chief is hired. “Procedures are in place to create a committee for both the interim police chief search and to fill the permanent police chief position,” Boyles said.That will consist of one City Councilor, representatives from the city manager’s office, the Police Civilian Review Board, the Human Rights Commission, and three other members of the public. Later, Council voted 4-1 on a resolution to approve the report for how the city spent its Community Development Block Grant and HOME funding for fiscal year 2020 which ran from July 1, 2020 to June 30 of this year. Mayor Nikuyah Walker voted against what’s known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). (staff report)“The CDBG and the entitlement portion of what’s in here, I think there are some things we could do differently,” Walker said. “And I have questions that I have expressed the entire time I’ve been here about the HOME funds are used and whether the citizens are receiving the best services possible.”After that, Council held the first reading of entering into a ground lease with the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont, a nonprofit that has been working with the city to use a portion of land in the northeast corner of McIntire Park.“Documentation previously approved at the Council level goes back to September of 2012 with a master plan of McIntire Park,” said City Manager Boyles. “There have been conceptual designs, resolutions for agreement, a [memorandum of understanding] with the McIntire Botanical Garden, and then most recently in 2017 a final site plan approval for McIntire Park.”Under the terms of the MOU, the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont would cover the costs of any buildings or structures in the site. Under the terms of the lease, they would have to begin construction within five years of it being signed. “This would be a landlord/tenant lease and not a partnership with the botanical garden,” Boyles said. “The city is not asked to contribute any financial resources to this other than once complete, Parks and Recreation would be asked to maintain the parking lots and the sidewalks of the parking area.” The project will include a stream restoration and a pedestrian trail through the area. The proposed ground lease will be updated to provide more clarity on this item before the second reading and public hearing on Council’s October 4 meeting. There will be no cost to visit the park but there will be a fee to reserve function space. (9/20 edition of the ground lease)Next, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) briefed Council on the way several public housing construction projects are being financed. But, we’re going to hold off on that one for today until a future installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement.  This week I’m hoping to get one out each day so I can get caught up with what I’ve missed. I hope my writing continues to be of benefit to you. Please send it on to someone else you think might be interested! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends
On a Mission to End Playspace Inequity for Good — Episode 099

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 32:59


One of the core elements of parks and recreation is not something super profound or complicated, but it is absolutely essential. When we get down to it, parks and recreation is about play. Play is an essential component of learning, development, creativity, connection, health and well-being, and so much more – and especially for kids. But, the reality is that there is a long history of Black, Indigenous and people of color being systemically excluded from, or made to feel unwelcome, in spaces like parks and playgrounds – the primary places people go to play. This history has created barriers that have for many years denied kids in many communities the benefits of play, as well as perpetuated inequities in access to these spaces. One organization that is working to end playspace inequity for good is KABOOM! KABOOM! unites with communities to build kid-designed playspaces that can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for the kids who are often denied opportunities to thrive. Being that KABOOM! and NRPA are very much aligned in centering equity in all we do, I'm so thrilled to welcome Lysa Ratliff, CEO of KABOOM!, to the show today to chat a little bit about her passion for play, the importance of community engagement, and a whole lot of other great things going on with KABOOM!. Tune in below to learn more about Lysa and KABOOM!, as well as: KABOOM!'s thoughtful approach to community engagement. The benefits that KABOOM!'s playspaces are providing in the communities they work with. Why Lysa believes “Play is the currency of humanity.” How KABOOM! is working with local park and recreation agencies on the ground in local communities. How partnerships play a role in the impact KABOOM! is making, and more! To learn more about KABOOM!, click here.

IMTalk
IMTalk Episode 790 – Nikki Bartlett

IMTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 77:54


This week we have an interview with pro athlete Nikki Bartlett. We also have News, Discussion of the Week, and Q&As.

You Booked It - How to create a successful entertainment career!
Gewenzsko - ORGG Productions. Creators of the first realistic Minecraft recreation of Disney‘s THE LION KING

You Booked It - How to create a successful entertainment career!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 32:27


Arne, better known as his online handle, Gewenzsko, is one of the leaders of ORGG Productions, the creators of the first realistic Minecraft recreation of Disney's The Lion King musical. A year ago ORGG studios was founded with the goal to recreate virtual theater productions that are as close to the real versions as possible. Over the past year, their main project, The Lion King has connected with over 50,000 people, including over 700 YouTube subscribers and 200 members on their Discord community. In addition to his work on this project with ORGG, he is also a lighting designer for the event industry in Germany.   Watch and Connect via YouTube Look at this amazing cross section image of the theatre built in Minecraft!   JOIN THE YOU BOOKED IT COMMUNITY Chat and Connect with Broadway Performers, Past Podcasts Guests, and People just like you navigating the entertainment industry!

Happy Vermont
Vermont Fall Foliage Outlook and Scenic State Lands to Explore

Happy Vermont

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:49


Host Erica Houskeeper meets up with Mike Snyder, Vermont's Commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation to talk about how Vermont's fall foliage season is shaping up.  They also compare notes about scenic Vermont state lands to explore this season and why fall foliage in the Green Mountain State is better than the rest. 

Same Day Shipping: Real Love & Fake Relationships
Miscast Ships and Masha Mixup

Same Day Shipping: Real Love & Fake Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 41:29


What do you do when you and your SO are both boinking leader of your quasi-cult / wellness MLM? Do you let the good times roll or do you GTFO? And then, look, no one likes to pile on, but that dude d e f i n i t e l y looks too old to play Evan Hansen now, so we're doing Miscast ships! Sometimes it's dudes in casts, sometimes it's about fishing, and sometimes it's literal. Parks and Recreation! Batman Forever! Sense and Sensibility! Alone! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

IMTalk
IMTalk Episode 789 – Cam Calkoen

IMTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 97:25


This week we have an interview inspirational speaker Cam Calkoen. We also have News, Discussion of the Week, Website of the Week, and Q&As.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
New Team Coco Podcast!

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 5:57


The Conan podcast universe just got a little bigger with Parks and Recollection, the definitive Parks and Recreation recap podcast hosted by Rob Lowe and Alan Yang—and your pal Conan is here to share a little tid-bit!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
I Wish I'd Made That: Nick Offerman

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 13:11


Artists, musicians, and filmmakers are often inspired by what they see or hear. Sometimes that thing is so great, they tell us they wish they made it themselves. It happens so often we made a segment about it called I Wish I'd Made That. The one and only Nick Offerman joins us this time around. Nick is probably best known as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. When we asked him if there was any TV show, movie or album he wishes he made, Nick said he leaves that to the professionals. Usually, our guests pick a movie or a TV show they love. But, Nick decided to channel his love of woodworking and tell us about the greatest guitar he ever held in his hands: The Gibson J-200.

Literally! With Rob Lowe
Rob's got another pod

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 6:00


Today Rob drops in with a little taste of his new Parks and Recreation recap podcast, Parks and Recollection. If you enjoy this clip then spread your wings and fly your way over to the subscribe button today!

Literally! With Rob Lowe
Rob's got another pod

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 6:00


Today Rob drops in with a little taste of his new Parks and Recreation recap podcast, Parks and Recollection. If you enjoy this clip then spread your wings and fly your way over to the subscribe button today! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Writer/director/producer Alan Yang feels like he's weirdly fulfilling a childhood dream-thing about being Conan O'Brien's friend.   Alan sits down with Conan to discuss writing for the full span of Parks and Recreation, growing up the son of Taiwanese immigrants, and unexpectedly introducing certain catchphrases into the popular lexicon. Later, Conan peers into the inner mechanisms of TikTok fame as achieved by his assistant David Hopping.   Check out Alan's new podcast Parks and Recollection here.