Archive for April, 2012

Center for ReSource Conservation

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Their objective is to provide programs and services that empower individuals to turn natural resource conservation beliefs into action in their daily lives. The Center for ReSource Conservation addresses this need by offering the solutions, products, and services that make sustainable choices not just manageable, but comfortable, practical, and profitable. Water Division Director Daniel Stellar talked with host Steve Miller.

Wellness Initiative

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Their mission is to improve the physical health, social and emotional development, and academic performance of low-income youth through yoga-based wellness programs. The Wellness Initiative’s programs integrate movement with breath to strengthen, align, and balance the body, focus the mind, and soothe the nervous system. Host Mara Rose spoke with a representative.

Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

They promote the health, safety, and well-being of drug endangered children by means of statewide training, technical assistance, and advocacy.  Children are drug endangered when a caregiver’s involvement with substance use or the illegal drug trade interferes with their ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment. The Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children offers prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services. Executive director Jade Woodard gave details to host Nikki Kayser.

eGo CarShare

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

They are a local nonprofit car-sharing organization serving the Boulder-Denver metro area. eGo CarShare was started by a group of concerned Boulder citizens committed to minimizing their environmental impact. Their mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership to reduce the environmental and social impacts of motor vehicle use. Karen Worminghaus chatted with Shana Barrios about connectivity with public transportation, bike paths and more.

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Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Wild Bear provides year-round, hands-on educational workshops aimed at fostering a life-long appreciation of the environment and promotes an ecologically sound community. Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in Nederland offers science and nature workshops for children and adults, in hopes of inspiring youth to be curious about science and the outdoors. Host Steve Miller gets the details from Executive Director Jill Dreves.

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MESA: Canine Classic

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Canine Classic is a five kilometer run for runners, walkers, and dog lovers of all ages on Sunday, April 22 at the Boulder Reservoir. The Canine Classic is also a popular tune-up for the Bolder Boulder;  canine companions are encouraged but not required. Mike Murphy talked with host Angelica Kalika about this year’s festivities.

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Hit the Stage

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

It began as an after-school program to teach teens stage performance skills. Hit the Stage helps students improve their self-esteem by providing performance opportunities with accomplished musicians as models. They take these new skills that into their lives at home, at school, and in the community. Its mission is to empower, build self-reliance, and inspire creativity in teens as an alternative to drug and alcohol use. Founder Danae Shanti chatted with host Nikki Kayser.

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Glory Community

Monday, April 16th, 2012

It’s a concept for establishing a community of residential homes and business enterprises for Front Range adults with intellectual disabilities. Glory Community started with Jim and Sandy Hembd when their twin sons Mike and Mark were born with Down syndrome in 1968. The community will include homes with live-in home teachers and caregiver apartments inside the homes. Host Luc got the details from Sandy Hembd.

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Women’s Bean Project

Monday, April 9th, 2012

They help women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment by teaching job readiness and life skills. The Women’s Bean Project offers employment in their gourmet food production and handmade jewelry manufacturing businesses. Women come to transform their lives and move toward self-sufficiency. Host Steve Miller spoke with a member of the organization.

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University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

They foster exploration and appreciation of the natural environment and human cultures through research, teaching, and community outreach. The CU Museum of Natural History provides academic training for graduate students in Museum and Field Studies; builds, conserves, and interprets research collections; and offer exhibits and educational programs for the University of Colorado at Boulder and the public. Dr. Stephen Lekson chatted with host Steve Miller.

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