This opening episode has been compiled by Linda Summersea. It is composed of musical selections that were popular to the Vietnam Veterans from the period of 1965 to 1975. Each musical selection is divided with narration. The wife of a soldier tells a poignant story of the time from when her husband first joined the […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Pramila Jayapal

January 20th, 2021 - Posted in

  Pramila Jayapal says “I came to this country when I was 16 years old—my parents took all the money they had—about $5,000—and used it to send me to the United States by myself because they believed this was the place where I would get the best education and have the brightest future.  I worked my […]

Focus On! ~ Hilary Emmer

November 24th, 2020 - Posted in

  I am the chair of the Vashon Social Service Network, which is made up of eleven on island social service non-profits. While I am not formally attached to any of these agencies, I do loosely work with a few. Years ago I coordinated the Dental Van. Today with grant money from Granny’s I run […]

REALTalk ~ Bill Bernat ~ Comedy for Mental Health

November 10th, 2020 - Posted in

Whatever happens with national politics, we all need to laugh at ourselves. So, host Susan McCabe has invited comic, TED speaker, and mental health awareness advocate, Bill Bernat, to REALTalk this week – the week after “Election Day” 2020. Bill is a recovering addict living with bipolar condition who advocates for mental health awareness. Bill has […]

REALTalk ~ Kendrick Washington

October 27th, 2020 - Posted in

In this, the grand finale in REALTalk’s October series on “Politics is Personal,” Kendrick Washington, Youth Policy Counsel for ACLU-WA joins host Susan McCabe to clarify what is at stake in the upcoming election, why down ballot voting is critical and exactly what issues are likely to affect your life the most. Vote like your […]

P2P! (Virtual Passport2Pain) – Sept. 19, 2020

September 19th, 2020 - Posted in

First there was the pandemic, forcing the 10th annual Passport2Pain bike ride around Vashon Island to go virtual. Riders were encouraged to tackle whatever hills were near their homes. Then came the smoke, and the organizers extended the deadline for getting rides completed by an extra week. Finally…RAIN! Sweet, welcome rain. The newly sickened streets, […]

  According to the ACLU and CNN, despite making up close to 5% of the global population, the U.S. has nearly 25% of the world’s prison population. Our incarcerated population has increased by 700% ­­since 1970. Though African-Americans comprise only about 12% of the total US population, they represent 33 percent of the federal and […]

Health Care on Vashon Q&A – June 3, 2020

June 7th, 2020 - Posted in

RealTalk Host Susan McCabe brings together a panel of health care experts to discuss health care on Vashon. Listen to the conversation and learn about Vashon’s current health care constellation, the Health Care District’s progress toward both identifying and securing health care options in 2021 and how that might look. Panelists: Dr. Mary Bergman, provider […]

Before COVID-19 took over all our lives, Pete Droge wrote, produced and performed on a new single called “Skeleton Crew.” Little did he know that he’d written a song that inspired the template for a whole new way to create music once the pandemic is far enough in the rear view mirror to allow whatever […]