Episode 166: All the Governor’s Bills

Jared Polis has been the Governor of Colorado for less than six months – but in that six months A LOT has happened in the legislative world. In this episode we dive into some of the bills that Governor Polis has signed and how they are advancing his legislative agenda focusing on education and health…

Episode 165: Special Tax Districts

In this episode we sit down with Sarah Humbargar, formally of the Downtown Partnership (and now with Living City Ventures) to discuss what special tax districts are and how they work to direct tax dollars to infrastructure development. We dive into some of the more well known special districts around town and talk about the…

Episode 164: Entrepreneurship With Gretchen Jones

Gretchen Jones is a fashion icon, a feminist, a designer and business owner – and probably hates all of those labels. How do you appropriately describe such a dynamic individual?! Join Jeff and Gretchen as they discuss Gretchen’s travels through the reality TV landscape and how it impacted her career and sense of self, and…

Episode 163: A Whiskey Origin Story

291 Whiskey is making a mark in Colorado Springs and at the international level – recently bringing home a major award for its rye whiskey. But it the story and history behind 291 Whiskey that makes this COS based company stand out. This week we sit down with Michael Myers, the founder of 291 Whiskey,…

Episode 162: Bikes and Ballots with Jill Gaebler

Councilwoman Jill Gaebler sits down with Jeff to discuss the recent bike lane summit (the “Battle of the Bike Lanes”) and some of the issues surrounding trying to get a city ready for the next generation. Jill and Jeff also discuss the large swath of city council candidates running for the three at-large city council…

Episode 161: Issue 1 With Firefighters For a Safer Colorado Springs

Darcie and Jeff sit down with representatives from Firefighters for a Safer Colorado Springs to discuss Ballot Issue 1, which will make an appearance on your ballot this spring. John and Jason walk us through what, if passed, the initiative will provide for firefighters and the city, how it is different than a traditional “union”….

Episode 158: Coffee & Confections

This week we sit down with some new businesses in COS that we are excited about! Bon Bon Bombardier makes confections (ie: candy!) that is unique and fun and is helping to distinguish COS as a hot spot for artisan chocolates and sweets. Blank Coffee + Donuts is a great new coffee shop located in…

Episode 157: WTF Is Up With The Wall?

Trump wants to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. It has become a divisive issue in an already divisive Presidency. In this episode we take a look at what Trump is supposedly trying to address with the “Wall” he wants so badly. Is illegal immigration into the US out of control? Are we being…

Episode 156: 2018 Year In Pop Culture

2018 is over (and good riddance). But before we say goodbye, DC Jim joins Jeff in the studio to talk about their pop culture highlights from 2018. Despite not being a great year on a lot of fronts (looking at you terribly functioning Federal government) 2018 did provide us some great music, books, concerts and…

LLS Book Club!

This year we are trying something new – over the next year we will read one book per quarter, and set up events, shows and interviews to deep dive into the four books that we read. Our hope is that we expand everyone’s comfort zone a bit and check out some books that are both…

Episode 155: Live Here, Give Here

  In this week’s episode Darcie sits down with Deb Walker, the Executive Director of the Citizen’s Project to discuss the non-profit’s role in the community and how it seeks to increase citizenship participation. Enjoy the show!