Everybody Can

Port Townsend Education Foundation Inspiring Students and Supporting Teachers, Part 1

(First airdate: October 27, 2020) Holly Petta, President of the Port Townsend Education Foundation (PTEF)- speaks with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can about their efforts to offset the financial gaps our school district faces. Port Townsend public schools are critical to the economic health and overall vitality of our hometown. Take a listen to learn more about their legacy and work to strengthen and support our schools.

Olympic Neighbors – Creating Home & Community for those with IDD

(First airdate: October 13, 2020) Olympic Neighbors serves people with intellectual developmental disabilities and their families. Claudia Coppola and Bob Wheeler discuss with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can their efforts and challenges as they work to  provide  housing and  life skills support to those with IDD. Everybody Can airs on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:40 pm.

Resiliency of the Heart – Art Matters

(Airdate: 9/29/2020) Local 2020, through action groups, works toward local sustainability and resilience – integrating ecology, economy and community through action and education. For the past three summers, “Resiliency of the Heart Action Group” has  hosted monthly art happenings. All ages worked together to create art, music, poetry, and photography.  Listen in as Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can speaks with Adrianna Santiago about how Covid 19 has both inspired and created challenges to this Local 2020 group.

Everybody Can airs on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:40 pm.

A Botanical Ark in Port Townsend

(Airdate: September 15) Biodiversity is a keystone issue for continued health and wellness across the spectrum of our lives and planet. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can speaks with Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson of the Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy whose  mission  is focused on threatened and vulnerable plants both wild and cultivated.

Everybody Can airs on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:40 pm.

Chaos, Coffee and Covid – Recovery Cafe

(Airdate: September 1, 2020) Catching up with Recovery Cafe manager Brian Richardson and volunteer extraordinaire Tom Young, we learn how a non-profit in the midst of opening with hopes to provide a vital service stays the course during our Pandemic. Consider the progress and promise of this community space with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can.

Resilience and Hope – Skillmation Mentors Making a Difference

(Airdate: August 18, 2020) Skillmation, an organization focused on sharing skills through connecting those who seek to mentor in our schools,  brings us up to date on their response and adaptations to their programs for our Port Townsend School District. Co-Founders Ben Bauermeister and Martha Trolin along with their Mentor Connector Dr. David Scherer describes to  Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can a vision of hope and resiliency for our students in this new school year. Everybody Can airs alternate weeks on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in the noon hour.

Habitat for Humanity During COVID-19

(Airdate: July 21, 2020) The critical need for housing that has been laid bare by the Coronavirus. Permanent, affordable, healthy and low cost housing is  urgently needed. Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity offers that opportunity. Executive Director Jamie Maciejewski speaks with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can to catch us up on how this organization is doing.

Cultivating Community in Crisis

(Airdate: July 7, 2020) From wildlife habitats and watersheds to working farms and forests, Jefferson Land Trust invests in the preservation of place as well as the folks who inhabit it. Rebekah Korenowsky, Engagement Coordinator, shares with Missy Nielsen on Everybody Can the community building and volunteer opportunities that have arisen out of their shift to the virtual realm.

Bayside Housing

(First airdate: June 23, 2020:) Bayside Housing – Transitional Solutions & Support – provides housing and social support services for community members in need of transitional housing. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can discusses with Development Director Lesley Shipley, Bayside’s unique partnership with The Old Alcohol Plant, a hotel and dining house. This compelling discussion identifies the pathways and sense of community provided for those challenged by housing costs and wage disparity.

Stepping Up in the Midst of COVID Chaos

(First airdate: June 9, 2020) During this time of Covid Chaos and social distancing, folks have found creative ways to support and respond to the needs of others. Continuing our “Stepping Up” series Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can speaks to a couple of folks who stepped up. Fred Hammerquist, an avid outdoorsman and national park advocate for the Washington National Park Fund, managed to shake his cabin fever while serving his community. Joy Winfrey leans into her quilting skills, launching a mask-making challenge. Please join us to discover the micro-moments that are the building blocks of caring communities such as ours.

Behind the Doors of Next Door

(First airdate: May 26, 2020) NextDoor, a social platform relied upon by many in a community to exchange information and resources, relies on volunteers. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can, speaks with volunteer and “Lead” Dan Needles about his role as a “Lead” and the value of this on-line community bulletin board to our community.

Spring into Action – WSU Extension Master Gardens

(First airdate: May 12, 2020) WSU Master Gardener Bridget Gregg and volunteer Karen Seabrook join Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can to talk about the varied resources and programs offered through the WSU Extension office. From plant clinics to lectures, this organization offers gardeners of any skill level enrichment, support and opportunities to dig in and get involved.

Strangers Helping Strangers

(First airdate: April 28, 2020) Small moments of serving others happen every day in our community, now more than ever. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can speaks to a few of those folks who have stepped up through digital platforms to reach out and help others during our Covid crisis.

From Wearable Arts to Unmasked Expression

(First airdate: April 14, 2020) Learn how the Port Townsend Wearable Arts group pivoted their focus by launching a Wearable Art Mask Contest in response to our community’s recent Stay at Home policy. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can talks to Margie McDonald and Tina McCleese about the cancellation of this favorite annual event, their outreach in schools and their effort to inspire and provide a place of artistic expression during this difficult time.

Angels Among Us – Olympic Angels

(First airdate: March 31, 2020) Olympic Angels are volunteers who walk alongside the children and their caretakers in the foster care system. On this episode of Everybody Can, Missy Nielsen checks in with Jefferson County Branch board members Ian Hanna and Beau Ohlgren about the “angels” and their efforts to support those working in foster care.

Civic Engagement at the Local Level

(First airdate: March 17, 2020) City council member Monica Mickelhager and volunteer Debbie Jahnke describe the opportunities to step into a more active role in our communities – specifically city involvement. Learn about their pathways as engaged citizens – volunteering, serving on advisory boards and more. Listen and consider what opportunities are calling you.

Who are the Rotarians and What Do they Do?

(First airdate: March 3, 2020) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can debunks “secret handshakes” and “attendance penalties” myths with past president Pete Leenhouts of the East Jefferson County International Rotary Club. Listen in and learn as Pete shares the global and local impacts of this service organization as well as its inclusive and fun programming offered throughout our community.

Families, Fisherman, Fins and Fun!

(First airdate: February 18, 2020) Hannah Seligmann and Jim Pearson of the NOSC (North Olympic Salmon Coalition) converse with host Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can about the focus of their organization, habitat restoration and education on the North Olympic Peninsula. NOSC, one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, offers multiple opportunities to get outside with their on-going site projects and more.

Recovery Cafe – Community, Connections and Coffee

(First airdate: February 3, 2020) Brian Richardson of the Dove House Recovery Cafe and Americorps’ Recovery Coach Ben Casserd share the progress being made at the Olympic Peninsula’s first Recovery Café with host Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can. Learn how you can support the launch of this unique membership-based support system for folks along the road to recovery .

Giving Circles-Crowdsource Your Impact!

(First airdate: January 21, 2020) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can speaks with Dale Nienow, Giving Circle member, and Alecia Kleiner, Manager of Engagement for Jefferson Community Foundation about Giving Circles. Learn about this unique and impactful funding approach that supports charitable causes and fosters community building as members develop awareness of needs. Check out this intimate look into hands-on charitable giving.

Autism Service Dogs

(First airdate: January 7, 2020) Part 2 Isolation and Autism. Marta Krissovich of Autism Service Dogs of America shares with Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen the transformation of adorable puppies into service dogs and how they significantly impact the lives of children with autism and their families.

2019 Best of Everybody Can

(First airdate: December 24, 2019) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can highlights a few of the more compelling non-profit organizations for this year-end episode. From the micro-moment to the bigger-than-life efforts, everybody truly can change lives through community giving or lending a hand to those in need. As you listen to this episode, consider how you might come alongside someone, changing your own life in the process.

Gimme Shelter
American Legion Hall Answers the Call

(First airdate: December 10, 2019) COAST (Community Outreach Association Shelter Team) partners with the American Legion Post #26 and OlyCAP to provide nightly shelter for adults in downtown Port Townsend. Mike Johnson of OlyCap and Skip Cadorette of COAST describe the needs and resources required to provide this critical service for our homeless neighbors. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can explores how we can  help to support this essential resource.

Recovery Café
Building Community and Fostering Recovery

(First airdate: November 26, 2019) Brian Richardson, program manager for the Recovery Cafe, regales the excitement of this newly launched program supported by the Dove House. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can discusses with Brian the opportunities to impact lives at the Recovery Cafe, from Cafe’ Companions to construction support and more.

Main Street Holiday Hustle
Calling all Elves!

(First airdate: November 12, 2019) You don’t have to be on Main Street to make an impact on Port Townsend’s historic business districts. Main Street Port Townsend focuses on and fosters both the Uptown and Downtown historic business districts. Join the holiday revelry with Mainstreet. Listen in to learn more about these opportunities with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can.

Dog Training

(First airdate: October 29, 2019) Marta Krissovich of Autism Service Dogs of America shares with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can the experiences Marta encounters as she facilitates and transforms adorable puppies into well-behaved service dogs and in the process, significantly changes the lives of children with autism.