• Brian Brown – Times of My Life •

January 22nd, 2020 - Posted in

Brian Brown, host of The Brown Briefly, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 84. Brian’s show is a very funny roundtable conversation on the state of our world. We will miss Brian’s unique combination of intelligence, gracious spirit and humor. With nearly four decades of working in the print media, broadcast and entertainment industries […]

Prelude to Gaybaret – The Art of Transformation

November 29th, 2019 - Posted in

How do we transform into our truest selves? As a prelude to the November 2019 premiere of “Gaybaret,” four distinguished panelists join David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in a spirited exploration of the art of being who we are. Produced with support from 4Culture and in collaboration with the Vashon Heritage Museum.  Learn more […]

Preparing for Disaster Overview

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Overview  

Why do we need a Medical Reserve Corps?

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Why do we need a Medical Reserve Corps? Presented by Vicky de Monterey Richoux President, VashonBePrepared Building, sustaining volunteer health-care teams on […]

Island and Rural Community MRCs

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Island and rural community MRCs: the King County Experience Presented by Ali Levy, Emergency Operations Manager, Seattle & King County Public Health […]

What Katrina Taught Me

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. What Katrina Taught Me The 2001 Anthrax Attack and Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for MRC Leaders Presented by Arthur J. French, MD, MS, […]

Past as Prologue

November 26th, 2019 - Posted in

“Islands of the Salish Sea: Preparing for Disaster”. Conference hosted by Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and VashonBePrepared on April 6, 2019, to build and sustain volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands. Past as Prologue: Island Disasters Presented by historian Bruce Haulman Building and sustaining volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands

Cascadia Rising: Lessons for Island Communities

November 25th, 2019 - Posted in

Lessons Learned from Cascadia Rising Exercise for Rural Health Care in Disasters Presented by Stephen Morris, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington Building, sustaining volunteer health-care teams on Salish Sea islands

Peter Rinearson and Steve Scher engage in a wide-ranging discussion of the news media, and in particular its role in polarizing society—today and historically. Peter, a Vashon resident, is a Pulitzer Prize winner who wrote a book with Bill Gates, an entrepreneur who developed web-publishing systems for community content, and a former vice president of […]

Katrina Spade On Dying for the Living

October 8th, 2019 - Posted in

What if we could grow new life after we die? This year, Washington became the first state to legalize “human composting.” The law allows human bodies to be converted into soil in licensed facilities.  Katrina Spade, the Founder and CEO of Recompose, discusses the company’s new system for gently and sustainably disposing of the dead […]

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