Archive for February, 2012

Hope Center

Monday, February 27th, 2012

They provide educational and vocational opportunities for special-needs and at-risk children and adults from 2-1/2 to adulthood. Hope Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of gifted children, individuals with developmental disabilities and developmental delays, and persons in need of specialized vocational or educational services. Executive Director Gerie Grimes chats with host Nikki Kayser.

Alliance to End Hunger/National Hunger Free Communities Summit

Friday, February 24th, 2012

They engage diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad. The Alliance to End Hunger has more than 75 members including corporations, nonprofit groups, universities, individuals, and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious bodies. Host Lucas Polglaze gets the story from Tony Hall.

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Boulder History Museum

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

They collect, preserve, and present Boulder history in order to connect visitors with the past, provide a context for the present, and inspire a vision for the future. The Boulder History Museum also conducts programs and activities for youth and adults, and produces the annual SummerFest community event in June. Host Kristen Daly interviewed Carl Worthington.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The YWCA stands for You, Women, Children, All of us. They’re a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect children, empower women and girls, and eliminate racism. The YWCA of Boulder County celebrates their 90th anniversary this year. Host Angelica Kalika finds out more from Janet Beardsley.

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Friday, February 17th, 2012

Experience Educate works to address Africa’s lack of socially responsible leadership across diverse sectors of society. Educate! provides an education model for young leaders and entrepreneurs seeking solutions for poverty, disease, and environmental degradation. The classroom is the community itself, and involves 1,400 high-school aged youth in 24 schools across Uganda. Now they are advising the Ugandan Government to design and implement a social entrepreneur program across the country. Host Nikki Kayser chats with Maya Ellman.

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OUR Center

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

They help people move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources. The OUR Center was founded in 1986 as an outgrowth of the Longmont Ministerial Association. Providing compassionate support for the city’s needy population, this organization continues to make the community a little bit better. Host Maeve Conran talks with Christine Marckesano.

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The Globe Program

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

They envision a worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment locally, regionally, and globally. During GLOBE’s Great Global Investigation of Climate Intensive Observing Periods, students collect and enter temperature and precipitation data in the GLOBE database and investigate how to classify local weather and climate using this atmospheric data. Host Kenneth Flowe gets details from Ron Zwerin.

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Blue Sky Bridge

Monday, February 13th, 2012

They use a victim-centered approach to eliminate the trauma that children can suffer during child abuse investigations and intervention. The Blue Sky Bridge building provides a warm, comfortable environment where children are interviewed. It includes indoor and outdoor play areas and a full kitchen where children and their families can have a meal or a snack. Nia Wassink converses with host Kenneth Flowe.

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ReSource Tool Library

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Their mission is to lend a broad array of basic tools to the residents of the Colorado Front Range. The ReSource Tool Library has a vast collection of tools available at a nominal fee to help you fix something broken, work on a hobby, or remodel your entire house without having to purchase thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Tool repair service is provided for damaged electrical or gas-powered tools. Judy Strahada gives host Nikki Kayser the story about her series of workshops designed for women to familiarize them with the tools and provide hands-on experience.

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Calming Kids

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

They are an innovative bully-proofing program for pre-school through high-school aged students founded on the yogic principle AHIMSA, meaning non-violence. Calming Kids combines yoga with nonviolent communication techniques to develop an attitude of nonviolence toward self, peers, and the community. Their curriculum improves anger management, increases concentration, reduces stress, and improves physical well-being. Host Angelica Kalika chats with Dee Marie.

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