Dec 5th - Greenhill Humane Society Provides safe shelter for animals in transition, serve as advocates for animals and their people, work to end animal overpopulation and educate the public about compassion and responsibility towards all animals.
Dec 19th - Egan Warming Center A coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activists communities, and local government who have come together since 2008 to ensure that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. Named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a kindly gentleman who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008.
Talked with Deb McGee and Patty Hine, co-founders of 350 Eugene. The discussion included what the organization does, why 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is important, local climate change activism, signs of climate change and why it matters, climate deniers, 350 Eugene organizational campaigns involving liquified natural gas, divestment of fossil fuels, Oregon Pledge of Resistance, upcoming activism events, recurring trainings and meetings, and where the Presidential candidates stand on climate change.
Talked with Sarah Leoini and Sarah Ciampa from Clothes For The Cause. We discussed this fundraising program that collects clothing and other textiles for reuse or recycle. It's a way for nonprofits and other groups to make money without spending money. It's driven by people power. Have a listen and decide if this program is right for your organization.
Community Voices: Discussion with Andrew Rosenthal in a segment called 3 things. We each have three topics we bring to the table. We start the program with a short summary of these things and then expand on them in a conversational format. The three things in this episode are paid patriotism, Veterans Administration, Hunger Games interview, KEPW, voter turnout, and creative music.
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Discussion with Samantha and Jamie from Warrior Sisters. We learned about the organization's history, principles, programs, chapters, and why free, empowerment-based, woman-centered self defense education should be available to every woman.
Community Voices: Spoke with Tim Morris and Ryan Moore from Lane County for Bernie Sanders on a new show called Community Voices. It will focus on talking with people about topics that don't get visibility on other local media outlets. It's a project of KEPW, Homegrown Community Radio. We discussed how the Lane Bernie group came about, when they meet, what kinds of local community engagement support they're looking for, debate watch parties, Bernie campaign positions, and who they think the Republican presidential nominee will be. At the end, I was also joined by John who was listening in and had some thoughts on the Bernie for President movement.
Discussion with Jose Soto and Cheryl Baugh from NAMI Lane County. We talked about their mission, funding, goals, association between shootings, homelessness, jail/prisons and mental health. Also assistance provided to families, students, veterans, programs/services offered, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.
Part 2 of a 2 part discussion with James Joseph and Michael Connelly from Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies. We talked about supporting veterans with ethnobotanicals, 6 levels of service the center is focused on, end of life studies, university research, controlled substances act, and the teacher plants legal defense fund.
Part 1 of a 2 part discussion with James Joseph and Michael Connelly from Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies. We talked about their background and interest in the science of botanicals, the organization's purpose and vision, societal views of these medicines, and why their organization is needed in Eugene.
Discussion with Maggie Keenan and Laura Palmese from Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW). We talked about the history of the organization, what they do, the Fellows Program, accomplishments, goals, and how people can get involved to support their worldwide efforts for clean air, water, and a healthy planet.
Discussion with David Zupan from Eugene PeaceWorks (EPW) as well as Adrienne Bennet, Andrew Rosenthal, and Rick. They and Nonprofit Eugene host Sam Evans are working to establish KEPW 97.3 FM, a new community radio station in Eugene. We talked about the history of EPW and the license it holds for a new community radio station, why it's needed, what's lacking from the other Eugene public stations, the kinds of programs the new station will have, and how get involved and support this effort to put the community back in listener supported public radio.
Discussion with Shula Jaron and David Youngentob from Fertilab Thinkubator. Topics include the organization's mission, history, how their work is beneficial to entrepreneurs, what a thinkubator does, membership opportunities, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Shelley and Carol with Veterans For Peace, Chapter 159. Topics include the organization's mission, membership opportunities, costs of war, war around the world, supporting veterans while opposing war, truth in recruiting, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Leah Murray, Executive Director for the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. Topics include the organization's mission, architectural, family, and gardens history, special events, volunteer opportunities, funding, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Leah Murray, Executive Director for the Opal Center. Topics include the organization's mission, history, past and future events, cummunity opportunities, venue size, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Renee Yandel, Executive Director, HIV Alliance. Topics include the organization's mission, history, what is HIV/AIDS, syringe programs, how HIV is transmitted, medical advances, HIV Alliance education and support programs. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Lisa and Monica from The Modified Dolls Oregon Chapter. Topics include the organization's mission, accomplishments, what it means to be modified, charities supported, and upcoming events. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
She's known around the world simply as "The Ferret Lady." Discussion with Lane Area Ferret Shelter and Rescue shelter manager, Melanee Ellis. We discussed the organization's mission, history, upcoming events, and everything you ever wanted to know about ferrets. If you're thinking about getting a ferret or want to learn more about them, this episode is mandatory listening. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Executive Director Liora Sponko and First Friday Art Walk Coordinator Jessica Watson. We talked about the Lane Arts Council mission, values, upcoming events and their three focus areas. Arts education in schools, arts services for professionals, and the First Friday Art Walk. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
This first episode gives some background on host Sam Evans and how the idea for this show came about. We also discuss why this is a podcast vs. on a traditional radio station. Hint: It's all about flexibility and calls to action. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com