(First airdate: December 11, 2018) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can invites you to explore our city along with trail-blazing volunteers Lys Burden and Celeste May. Working to develop a walking and bike trail system along the historic path of Chief Chetzemoka’s life, one will discover signage informing the recreational user of a time long past. Learn how you can walk or bike through history in our town or simply contribute to this new project.
(First airdate: November 27, 2018) The Tri Area Annual Christmas dinner takes dedicated volunteers year over year to provide warmth, food and conversation with those less fortunate and those desiring a community meal with others. Join the conversation and discover how Rita Hubbard effortlessly manages this heartwarming holiday meal.
(First airdate: November 13, 2018) Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen picks up the conversation with Local 20/20, an all-volunteer organization that works toward local sustainability and resilience. Al Bergstein of the Health and Wellness Action Group along with Lisa Crosby of Beyond Waste, shares how their groups effort to educate and inform our community on these topics.
(First airdate: October 30, 2018) Join our program as Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) Program Manager Jane Covella and Kim Redmond of the Olycap Senior Nutrition Program share with us the powerful impact of this 50-year-plus organization. Learn more about the contributions our retired seniors make in the Olympic Peninsula and its nearly $900,00 of financial impact to our region. Opportunities to connect and change lives abound under the umbrella of this valued organization.
(First airdate: October 16, 2018) Missy Nielsen of Everbody Can converses with Pat Todd of the Center Valley Animal Rescue organization. Pat shares heartwarming and insightful information about the process of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing both domestic and wildlife animals. Learn about the many ways folks can get involved with this “no-kill” shelter located just outside Quilcene.
(First airdate: October 2, 2018) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can presents two of the action groups that are born out of the Local 20-20 organization. The Food Council and the Heart of Art endeavor to educate us on the relationship of food and art on the health of our community. Suzanne Jones and Judy Alexander share the insights and efforts of these two Local 20-20 initiatives.
(First airdate: September 18, 2018) Michael Bitman maneuvers the ins and outs of the Kinetic Skulpture race as the Course Commissioner. He and with the Top Kop of this zany group share with Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can the history, art and engineering of this fun nonprofit. Connecting with this crowd guarantees belly laughs as well as artful opportunities.
(First airdate: September 4, 2018) Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can presents two of the action groups that are born out of the Local 2020 organization – Transportation and Climate Change – two very intertwined actions groups within the Local 20/20 effort. Hear how Cindy Jayne and David Thielk work to educate and inform the community on these two very critical topics impacting our community.
(First airdate: Auust 21, 2018) Andrea Stafford, Marketing Manager at The Food Co-op, spills the beans on the various ways the Food Co-Op gives back to community. Food for thought abounds as Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen discusses with Andrea their efforts in the school district and how the Co-op commits to the four pillars of health and wellness through their outreach programs.
(First airdate: August 7, 2018) Join Everybody Can‘s Missy Nielsen as she talks with the folks at the Port Townsend Film Festival. Sonny Flores, Festival Operations Manager, and the newest member of the film family, Charlie Van Glider, volunteer coordinator, share insights on some of the more interesting volunteer opportunities at the 19th Annual Film Festival coming September 21-23 to a theater near you.
(Reprise first airdate: July 24, 2018) As KPTZ absorbs the recent death of host Wendell Ankeny of the Old Time Radio Show, we are reminded of the incredible support that our community receives from Hospice Care. This timeless show hosted by Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey, talks with Kris Lawson of the Jefferson Healthcare Hospice program and Tom Duke, president of the Hospice Foundation Board about the everyday work of a hospice volunteer.
(First airdate: June 26, 2018) Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen speaks with Linda Ferris, founder of The Gathering Place, and also with Mike Cosin, and a new staffer there.
(First airdate: June 12, 2018) Amy Howard, executive director of The Boiler Room and mentor to PT High School Senior Naya Krienke both share with us how volunteering inspired Naya to respond to a need that eventually became her Senior project. Naya’s blankets for the homeless grew out of a simple conversation with a customer at The Boiler Room, an amazing gathering place that inspires creativity, provides job training and offers “Adulting” seminars – and, yes, great cookies. Join us for a heartfelt discussion as we learn how Naya and Amy impact our community with their heart for others.
(First airdate: May 20, 2018) Get Ready to Ruckus! Join Missy Nielsen, host of Everybody Can as she visits with Angel Hewitson, volunteer coordinator and Barb Trailer, Director of the Wooden Boat Festival. This conversation explores volunteer recruitment, management and retention while looking ahead to the recently launched race Seventy48. This race launches from Tacoma and culminates with the R2AK send-off.
(First airdate: May 1, 2018) James Roberts, aka “Robbie”, founder of The Expedition Club, along with PTHS Senior Mimi Molotsky, share their vision of this cultural travel organization with the host of Everybody Can, Missy Nielsen. Sharing service opportunities, skills, cultures and, ultimately, lives over a 6-week stay in the rural mountain region of Thailand, Robbie and Mimi give us a look into the world beyond our borders.
(First airdate: April 17, 2018) Join Missy Nielsen, host of Everybody Can as she discusses AAUW’s commitment to scholars, women and kitchens in Port Townsend. Jean Stasney, Co-President of AAUW and Celia Fry, UWF Vice-President of Scholarships, discuss how unique this particular chapter of the American Association of University Women is and how you can support their efforts to bring higher education to women.
(First airdate: April 3, 2018) Teresa Verraes, of the Port Townsend School of the Arts, joins host Missy Nielsen, of “Everybody Can” in a conversation about the growth of the school within the ‘Lifelong learning” mission of Fort Worden. Consider how our “Victorian Seaport and Arts Community” resonates in their work and reflect how you might embrace the “Art of Living” through expression and creativity at the PT School of the Arts.
(First airdate: March 20, 2018) Missy Neilsen talks with Dianne Quinn and Jo Ferraro about vclunteering at the Port Townsend Pacific Marine Science Center and upcoming events.
(First airdate: February 20, 2018) The PTHS Students for Sustainability hold a weekly power lunch to strategize on ways to impact our community and the environment. You can’t bottle up their enthusiasm as they work to create statewide change, authoring a Bottle Bill for legislative consideration. Check out this episode of Everybody Can, hosted by Missy Nielsen, to hear the great things these students are doing for our community and the global environment.
(First airdate: January 23, 2018) The New Year offers opportunity to reflect on one’s legacy and impact. Everybody Can host Missy Nielsen talks with the folks at the Jefferson County YMCA Building Futures program, one such opportunity. Learn more about this program that matches local students with caring, supportive, and stable adult mentors. Though some of these students struggle academically, this is not simply a tutoring program. Dana Nixon, the coordinator for this program, illuminates us on the many ways one can engage, connect and impact students in our region. Happy New Year!
(First airdate: January 9, 2018) Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey speaks with two ‘Housing Ladies’ in Jefferson County. Kathy Morgan, Director of Housing Projects at OlyCap, and long-time housing advocate and volunteer, Barbara Morey talk about the national PIT (Point in Time) Homeless Count on January 25. An accurate count of those needing standard housing ensures federal funding for housing services in our area. Here’s an opportunity to impact the lives of homeless children, elderly, veterans and other community members experiencing homelessness. Training is provided.
(First airdate: December 12, 2017) Join Martha Trolin and Ben Bauermeister as they discuss with Everybody Can’s Missy Nielsen the newly launched projects of “Skillmation”. This organization is invested in connecting volunteers to educational and mentoring opportunities within the Jefferson County region. Skillmation mentors serve a surprising range of demographics. If you want to learn how to do something, or if you have skills to teach, Skillmation may be for you! Several of their programs offer those who enjoy a startup vibe an opportunity to program develop and steer the direction of this entity. Take a listen!
(First airdate: November 14, 2017) It’s the holiday season and time for the TriArea Thanksgiving Dinner preparation. Guest Rita Hubbard joins Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey to share what’s new this year, and the many ways you can be a part of this Jefferson County tradition. You can serve, bus tables, clean up, and have one of the happiest holidays you’ll ever have – whether eating or serving!
(First airdate: October 17, 2017) For this Everybody Can episode, Missy Nielsen explores the opportunities and outcomes of the Port Townsend Education Foundation, an organization that provides funding through grants awarded to the Port Townsend School District teachers. Holley Carlson, President and volunteer Grant Chairperson, Katie Shonsey Mattern divulge the successes, partnerships and opportunities of this 10-year-running foundation. Sparking innovation and creative curriculum one grant at a time!
(First airdate: October 3, 2017) Jane Covella, Program Manager of the RSVP Program at OlyCap talks with Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey to share volunteer opportunities available in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Joining them is longtime Port Townsnd Food Bank volunteer, Leslie Sweeney. Leslie shares the history of the food bank and the rewards and benefits of volunteering in our community.
(First airdate: September 19, 2017) It’s Kosmic Kinetic time! Everybody Can host Sheila Ramsey talks with Janet Emery, President of the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race. Lots of volunteers are needed – from passing out water bottles to participating in the safety flotilla on the water. This is a great weekend of creativity, craziness and community.