REALTalk – Mary Bruno on Water

July 27th, 2021 - Posted in

Who’s minding the water hole? What IS the water hole? Loosely put, it’s Vashon’s aquifer, the source of all our water, but it goes way beyond that. Join host Susan McCabe when she talks with Mary Bruno, journalist, biologist and a proud New Jersey native, who also happens to be an author of some renown and – lucky […]

REALTalk – Vashon Poet Laureate Sandra Noel

July 13th, 2021 - Posted in

REALTalk – Liz Peterson On Intuition

July 10th, 2021 - Posted in

REALTalk – Pam Ingalls Paints New Islanders

June 29th, 2021 - Posted in

It’s no secret Vashon Island is changing, and that change is driven largely by the new people moving to our Island. Who are they? Why did they move here, and where do they come from? Artist Pam Ingalls asked all those questions as she painted 60+ portraits of new Vashon Islanders. Those portraits hang in the Hardware Store Restaurant through June 30, […]

REALTalk – The Day of Exile

May 11th, 2021 - Posted in

The Day of Exile On May 16, 1942, with two days’ notice, armed guards herded 111 Vashon residents onto trucks at the island’s downtown Ober Park to be sent to detention camps in Pinedale, California. Their crime was to be of Japanese descent during WWII. This year on May 16 the Friends of Mukai will […]

REALTalk – Bill Moyer on Film

April 20th, 2021 - Posted in

Host Susan McCabe gets Real with Vashon’s own Bill Moyer about the film Backbone Campaign and the Whole Vashon Project are sponsoring — The Race To Save The World. It’s about ordinary people taking strong stands to fight the climate crisis…including Bill himself and his kayactivists. Tune in for the thrill of ‘The Battle’…in the […]

REALTalk – Friends of Mukai

April 13th, 2021 - Posted in

Friends of Mukai is the dynamic organization that has exquisitely revitalized Mukai Farm & Garden over the last five years. They’ve successfully restored the house and garden originally created by members of the Mukai family. And, with it, the group has brought to life the Japanese-American community so vital to the social and economic history […]

REALTalk – Wendy Graf on Live Theatre

April 6th, 2021 - Posted in

It may be a surprise to some, but Los Angeles (Hollywood) is also home to a thriving live theatre community. This week, Wendy Graf, an award-winning LA playwright, joins host Susan McCabe to talk about what it’s like to be a playwright in movie town, how she draws from her personal experience to illustrate clashing […]

Mukai Farm and Garden on Vashon is home to the unique Island history of Japanese Americans. B.D. (Denichiro) Mukai established the farm in 1926 to grow strawberries. His innovations in preserving and packaging strawberries allowed him to ship them nationwide and contributed to the Island’s reputation as a mecca for the sweet red fruit. The […]

For some people there is a silver lining to the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. One of those people is Brian Czech, Founder and ED of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy (CASSE). Brian sees the slowdown of our economy as a move in the right direction, particularly for […]