Episode 97: Protecting Colorado Landscapes with Palmer Land Trust

Many of us enjoy Colorado’s unique outdoor landscape. We hike or mountain bike the trails, we soak in the views of mountaintop peaks, we buy local food and enjoy the local waterways. Protecting these places forever is what Palmer Land Trust does, and has been doing for 40 years. In this episode we sat down…

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…