Episode 86: The Catamount Institute & Why Outdoor Education is Vital

In the United States children spend almost eight hours a day on electronic devices of some kind. Every hour in front of an iPad or Playstation is an hour not spent outside. Don’t think that matters? Think again; getting kids outside benefits them in all sorts of ways, and might be one of the factors…

COS By the Numbers || March 17th, 2017

Hello my friends! My apologies, it has been many moon since I’ve bombarded you with the latest and greatest in numbers oriented things happening in COS, Colorado and beyond. Has much changed in the last month or so? The days are getting a little bit longer. We recorded yet another taste test that somehow involved some of…

Episode 58: Ally Up, COS!

Some of the statistics concerning LGBTIQ youth nationally are astoundingly heartbreaking.  From Human Right’s Watch: 4 in 10 LGBT youth (42%) say the community in which they live is not accepting of LGBT people. LGBT youth are twice as likely as their peers to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked or shoved at school. 92% of…

Episode 48: Our Hidden Minority Group

Twenty percent of our population is in this “hidden” minority group and organizations right here in our own city are getting international attention for their work. We dive into the needs, issues and programs that are drawing attention, informing and helping people in practical ways. From newly passed legislation to hints for business owners, listen…

Episode 29: Getting Schooled on Local Non-Profits

There are a lot of assumptions around Colorado Springs’ non-profit community. Do we have more than most other cities our size? Do they run well? Can they be trusted? What makes some succeed and others fail? Jeff and I (Darcie) had some serious misinformation. Thankfully our guest this week, Michael Hannigan, was able to clear…

Episode 22: What is Up With The USOC?

Inspired by Friend of the Show JT’s constant griping about the United States Olympic Committee we decide to take a deep dive into what the USOC is doing in Colorado Springs. How did the Committee end up in our city? What does it contribute to the city economically? Is the USOC good for Colorado Springs?…