The Phoenix File is a weekly news magazine broadcast hosted by Stu Turgel on RADIO PHOENIX featuring conversations with the people, programs and issues that are making a positive impact on the quality of life in the Greater Phoenix area. Guests come from a variety of areas such as:
- social service, social justice and human rights;
- arts, culture and education;
- advocates for equality on behalf of all populations with special emphasis on the underserved;
- civic, political and other public affairs issues;
- newsworthy topics covered in-depth with balance, fairness and objectivity;
- nonprofit volunteerism, leadership and philanthropy;
- effective and responsible charitable giving and nonprofit accountability;
- community building;
- and more topics as suggested by listeners.
Your ideas and suggestions about individuals, programs or issues you’d like to hear discussed on The Phoenix File are welcomed. Use the Comments page on this site to let me know what you’d like to hear.
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DATE TBD – Guest Brandon Clark, CEO of Circle the City, will discuss his organization’s mission to create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness by providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.
June 5, 2018 — Guest Tracy Leonard-Warner, Executive Director of Ryan House will talk about her organization’s vision to create a replicable model of world-class caregiving that provides respite and palliative care for children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. Ryan House’s world-class care and programs embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through: palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family; continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life; expert care provided by care partners and highly-trained staff; and, a loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion.
May 29, 2018 — Guest Jannah Scott, Interim Executive Director of the Arizona Faith Network, an organization comprised of people of faith uniting to create positive change for the common good by inviting people into meaningful relationships, shared prayer and dialogue rooted in diverse faith traditions, and actions that influence public awareness, engagement and policy.
May 22, 2018 — Guest Diana Yazzie Devine, President and CEO of Native American Connections discusses the way her organization improves the lives of individuals and families through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing, and community development services. Native American Connections offers a continuum of affordable housing, behavioral health, and community development services which touch and change the lives of over 10,000 individuals and families each year.
May 15, 2018 — Guest Paula Carvhalo, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy will talk about her organizations six main objectives: to restore dignity to the sick, poor, and homeless by providing free medical, dental and pharmaceutical services; to serve as a catalyst for change in the healthcare community and to inspire others to improve the way they serve; to teach patients about healthcare and to empower them to care for themselves; to provide free healthcare, including medical and prescription medications, to the uninsured working poor so they can remain healthy, self-sufficient, and able to work; to provide healthcare to those moving off the welfare system and into work; and, to provide healthcare to the economically disadvantaged that are in transition from being recently unemployed to seeking new employment.
May 8, 2018 — Guest Thalia Williams, Director of Prevention Programs with DrugFreeAZKids.org, a program of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services will discuss how they work to prevent and reduce youth drug and alcohol use through community education and awareness by providing parents, caregivers, healthcare providers, educators and others with educational tools, information and resources.
May 1, 2018 — Guest Elaine Fogel, is the founder of Solutions Marketing & Consulting, a boutique marketing and branding agency with lots of passion for helping small and medium businesses and nonprofit organizations to power up their brands. Elaine will discuss how and why nonprofit organizations should embrace branding to identify, create and maintain satisfying relationships with customers—donors, members, volunteers, clients and other stakeholders.
April 24, 2018 — Guest Laura Pahules, Executive Director of Arizonans for Children which facilitates opportunities that provide effective solutions to alleviate hardships and improve the fragile lives of the abused, abandoned, neglected children in foster care.
April 17, 2018 — Guest Julie Carlberg, Chief Programs Officer of Maggie’s Place which provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity.
April 10, 2018 — Guest Jason Frazier, Arizona Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will discuss how MADD works every day to achieve one number – zero. Zero deaths. Zero injuries. Zero families impacted by impaired driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s advocates and staff work tirelessly to support victims at no charge, advocate for stronger laws and create a future of No More Victims®.
March 27, 2018 — Guest Dr. Sally Downey, Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) will talk about ways that students are empowered and encouraged to become productive and passionate about their future career and educational goals through the school’s career and college preparatory training experience that produces a qualified workforce, meeting the market-driven needs of business and industry.
March 20, 2018 — Guest Susan Berman, President and CEO of the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation which provides education resources and support for women to positively transform and strengthen the community by helping women to stabilize their life, develop a holistic, personalized plan of action, and achieve their goals. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 13, 2018 — Guest Cherylyn Strong, Director of Special Ministries at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families who have no where else to turn for help. SVdP has been serving central and northern Arizona since 1946 with programs including: services for the homeless; medical and dental care for the working poor; charity dining rooms that serve thousands each day; food boxes for hungry families; thrift stores throughout the region; a bridge housing shelter; and general assistance for individuals in need. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 6, 2018 — Guests Katie Thorson, executive director and Carolyn Campbell, founder of the Welcome to America Project will discuss how their nonprofit organization creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees. It offers a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 27, 2018 — Guest Cassandra Switalski, executive director of the Miracle League of Arizona discusses how her organization is able to offer a safe and successful baseball experience for children, teens and adults with disabilities or special health care needs. Their players start at the age of four and go up into adulthood. There are different teams for the various ages and skill levels, with even a competitive league for players who want to put their knowledge of the game and their baseball skills into practice. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 20, 2018 — Guest Allie Bones, Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence which provides direct services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. ACESDV’s purpose is to increase public awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence, enhance the safety of and services for sexual and domestic violence victims and survivors and end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona communities. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 13, 2018 — Guest Maria Jesus Cervantes of Chicanos Por La Causa will discuss the Phoenix-based advocacy organization which has become one of the largest Hispanic nonprofits in the country, promoting stronger and healthier communities throughout the southwestern United States. CPLC was founded in 1969 to confront oppression facing Latinos in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the movement led by Cesar Chavez. Today it provides direct services impacting more than 250,000 individuals annually in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 6, 2018 — Guest Christy Brown, Phoenix Studio Manager of Ben’s Bells will talk about the mission of her organization which is to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 30, 2018 — Guest Brett Bernstein, Founder and Executive Director of MORIAH will discuss how his organization provides guidance and support services for children with special needs and their families in the development of interpersonal communication, relationship development, and exposure to learning. These life-enhancing resources and services for children to the age of eighteen are provided through the generosity of volunteers, staff, and donors, whose focus is on empowering children to maximize their potential. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 23, 2018 — Guest Dena Patton, Co-Founder and CEO of Girls Rule Foundation will talk about the purpose of her organization which is to help girls become the next generation of leaders & world changers; build healthy, empowered, successful lives; build a path for their dreams and education; help girls ignite their greatness and know their worth; know they are brilliant, beautiful & bold as they are because Girls Rule Foundation believes girls change the world. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 16, 2018 — Guests Jennifer Gage and Stephanie Gage will discuss GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix which provides free programs that are educational and therapeutic in nature to individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood, their families and the community. All ages are welcome from pre-natal to adults. The positive and uplifting environment of GiGi’s Phoenix will empower those with Down syndrome to reach their highest potential. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 9, 2018 — Encore presentation of November 22, 2016 program with guest Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz , President and Dean of Valley Beit Midrash, explains what motivates him to be an untiring social justice advocate and which causes he has been a champion for and why. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 2, 2018 — Guest Josh Kaplan, winner of the 2017 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes , will discuss his commitment to working with young people with intellectual disabilities to play soccer through his organization, GOALS ( Giving Opportunities to All Who Love Soccer) and the development of his patented smartphone keyboard, BrailleBoard, designed for the blind. Josh is one of 25 inspiring and public-spirited young people from across the country who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment and who have been recognized with the Barron Prize. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 26, 2017 — Guests Vera Martinez, Program Director and Jennie Halbroeder, Grants and Communications Director at ARCH will discuss how their 5-acre recreation center in the heart of Phoenix offers a full range of skills-based programs and activities, enabling adults and children with developmental disabilities to obtain higher levels of physical well-being, pride, independence, and self-esteem. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 19, 2017 — Guests Debbie Harbinson and Stacey Hanlon will discuss how laughter can be the best medicine. Debbie is an Integrative Health Nurse Consultant and Certified Laughter Leader. She believes that thinking positively and laughing can help you to feel better and as some studies have suggested, it might be the case that laughter and positive thinking can help people to heal from illnesses. And Stacey Hanlon is the co-founder of Conducted Stories Improv which focuses on using improvisational tools to improve social skills and response to emotional cues for those on the Autism spectrum. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 12, 2017 — Guest Geri Wright, Executive Director of Act One will discuss her organization’s vision when there will be a time when all Arizonans acknowledge the value of creative arts experiences as a significant component of educational advancement and personal well-being. Act One provides meaningful arts experiences that enhance the academic and creative potential of children and families in Arizona by opening the doors to Arizona’s arts and cultural performances and destinations through two programs that serve people throughout the state: Field Trips for School Children and the Act One Culture Pass. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 5, 2017 — Guest Mark Jacoby, President CEO of Gompers, which for nearly 70 years has served people with disabilities in the Phoenix metro area with a holistic focus on the needs of the individual. As a core value, Gompers recognizes and celebrates that each person brings a unique set of abilities, skill sets and potential to their organization which develops innovative opportunities for people with disabilities. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 28, 2017 — Guests John Abrahamsen and Victor Aronow will talk about how Radio Phoenix‘ parent organization, the Arizona Community Media Foundation in partnership with the Civitan Foundation are providing radio training to adults with developmental disabilities by teaching classes on radio programming and broadcasting to members of Civitan, an Arizona-based organization that serves families with special needs. Besides learning how to use radio equipment and software, Civitan members are learning how to express themselves by producing their own radio programs. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 21, 2017 — Guest Julie Rosen, Vice President of Child and Family Resources will discuss how her organization works to build strong communities where children can reach their full potential by using effective prevention and education strategies with families, teens, and early educators. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 14, 2017 — Guest Cindy Findley, Executive Director of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition, will talk about the mission of her organization which is to be the catalyst for improving the quality of life for family caregivers and loved ones in Arizona through collaboration, advocacy, resources, and education. The vision of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition is for all Arizona family caregivers to have sufficient knowledge and access to resources which support the caregiver and their loved ones to live full and healthy lives. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 7, 2017 — Guest Paula Wright is the Associate State Director, Community Outreach with AARP Arizona. She works as a member of the state team in collaboration with the national office to promote AARP’s strategic issues, priorities, programs and activities for the Phoenix Metropolitan area on behalf of the nation’s largest advocacy organization working to support the interests of older Americans. She manages the Enhanced Community Presence Program designed to strengthen visibility and awareness of AARP’s presence in local communities. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 31, 2017 — Encore presentation of Nov. 15, 2016 program with guest Judy Kay Frieder, CEAC, CSA, ECHMP, CLIPP, a nationally known expert in the area of aging and living in place and home modifications for seniors and those with disabilities. She will discuss the practical issues faced by seniors and those who care for and about them including accessibility for the home, technology to aid seniors with aging, in-home safety, fall prevention, community resources and the unexpected consequences of illness on caregivers and families. When it comes to home modifications she is one of the most experienced and highly credentialed professionals in Arizona. Judy is a Certified Environmental Access Consultant, a Certified Senior Advisor, a Certified Living in Place Professional and she has an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the University of Southern California. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 24, 2017 — Guest Cambria Bowman, Guardian Review Program Coordinator in the Superior Court of Maricopa County Probate Department, will discuss her program’s mission which is to honorably serve the public in their quest to preserve respect and dignity of vulnerable adults and to assure their proper care and protection of assets. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 17, 2017 — Guest Terri Alexon, Investor Education Coordinator in the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, will offer tips on how investors can avoid being defrauded. She will talk about ways to “Ask and Check Before You Invest”. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 10, 2017 — Guest Andrea Pasquale, Director of Sun Sounds of Arizona will discuss how Sun Sounds bridges the information gap between current print media and people who cannot use it because of a disability. Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people who cannot read print because they have a disability. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 3, 2017 — Guest Elizabeth Reich, President an CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona will talk about how her organization’s dedication to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
September 26, 2017 — Guests Matt Lehrman and John Little, founders of Social Prosperity Partners, will discuss how they work with small stakeholder groups to high-profile community conversations by facilitating meetings that engage diverse people and perspectives, de-escalate tensions, inspire collaborative thinking, and spark meaningful dialogue around options and opportunities all aimed at increasing civic engagement and better public dialogue. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
September 19, 2017 — Guests Jay Gladney, President of Greater Phoenix SCORE, and Andy Beran, Immediate Past Chapter President will talk about how for more than 50 years their national nonprofit association has been helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship with a national network of more than 11,000 volunteers in over 300 chapters who deliver technical assistance at no charge or at very low cost. SCORE, previously known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is now recognized as SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
September 12, 2017 — Guest Angela Hughey, President and co-founder of ONE Community, will discuss her member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans. They pride themselves on their diverse and inclusive programs, the opportunities they create, and the business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), and community engagement opportunities for the LGBTQ and allied communities to come together. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
September 5, 2017 — Guest Judy Kay Frieder, CEAC, CSA, ECHMP, CLIPP, is a nationally known expert in the area of aging and living in place and home modifications for seniors and those with disabilities. She will discuss the practical issues faced by seniors and those who care for and about them including accessibility for the home, technology to aid seniors with aging, in-home safety, fall prevention, community resources and the unexpected consequences of illness on caregivers and families. When it comes to home modifications she is one of the most experienced and highly credentialed professionals in Arizona. Judy is a Certified Environmental Access Consultant, a Certified Senior Advisor, a Certified Living in Place Professional and she has an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the University of Southern California. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
August 29, 2017 — To commemorate Labor Day, local labor leaders and experts on organized labor will discuss the contributions, trends, achievements and challenges that local labor unions and their membership deal with as the labor movement works to protect the common interest of workers such as better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. Guests will include Rep. Richard Andrade (AZ House District 29) and a member of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union; Michael Broadhead, Chairman of the Maricopa Area Labor Federation and a member of the Transportation Workers Union of America; and, Dawn Schumann, special projects coordinator for Teamsters Local Union 104. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
August 22, 2017 — Guest Kenneth Mims, founder and principal of Science Prep Academy will talk about his school’s vision of providing an innovative and individualized college-prep learning environment for students with Autism in grades 6-12 from throughout Metro Phoenix that will prepare them for STEM career pathway by providing students with Autism the tools and resources they need so they are better prepared for a emerging 21st Century global scientific workforce. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
August 15, 2017 — Guest Barbara Lewkowitz, Executive Director of Justa Center. For senior citizens who are homeless in the Phoenix area, the answer is Justa Center, a day resource center specifically designed to help those over the age of 55 find appropriate housing, employment, and other much-needed services. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
August 8, 2017 — Guest Lloyd Asato, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Community in Action, will talk about how his organization provides services, advocacy and education for diverse communities resulting in a more empowered population seeking good health. Asian and Pacific Island communities are the fastest growing segment in Arizona. APCA partners with community members to advance health equity for all Arizonans, to champion access to care, and defend community rights. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
August 1, 2017 — Guest Kuol Awan, Executive Director of The Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development, will discuss the extraordinary story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. In 1983 the Sudan civil war produced a mass exodus of 20,000 children, mostly young boys. They fled on foot in small groups, walking for months while facing gunfire, wild animals and starvation, seeking refuge in Ethiopia and Kenya. These became known as the “lost boys of Sudan” and they spent most of their childhood in refugee camps before being resettled in the U.S., where the majority found new homes in Phoenix. Here, there was an immediate need to help them learn the language, obtain an education and find jobs. Many found their struggles to assimilate to their new country compounded by post-traumatic stress and childhood trauma. The Arizona Lost Boys Center was established in 2002 with the goal of providing assistance and help for Sudanese Lost Boys all over the country. Initially committed to supporting basic refugee resettlement issues, the Arizona Lost Boys Center quickly evolved to address the educational and employment needs of both male and female African refugees from a variety of countries by providing college scholarships, citizenship classes, language training, job placements and workforce readiness programs. Now, after more than a decade of serving as the emotional center of the Lost Boys community, the Arizona Lost Boys Center is shifting its focus to the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan. On January 1, 2012 the Arizona Lost Boys Center became the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development. And now the Lost Boys are returning to their new country with a new mission: to build the leaders of tomorrow. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
July 25, 2017 — Guests Dee Mitten, President & CEO and Michelle McIntyre, Director of Communications of Waste NOT, will discuss their organization’s simple, uncomplicated strategy that significantly impacts the quality of life for hundreds of men, women and children throughout the Valley by helping to transform a despairing life to one of hope by addressing one of the most basic of human needs – hunger. By providing wholesome and nourishing food to its recipient partners, Waste NOT frees them to address the various needs and challenges of the individuals and families that they serve by providing food for and the impact this food has on their day to day operations. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
July 18, 2017 — Guest Lisa Doromal, Founder & CEO of Dress for Success Phoenix discusses her organization’s mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Their vision is a world where women do not live in poverty; are treated with dignity and respect; and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities. Dress for Success Phoenix has suited more than 5,000 women since its inception in 2009, distributing more than $575,000 in apparel and accessories to their clients by collaborating with more than 130 agencies to assist women to become job ready. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
July 11, 2017 — Guests Jason Barlow, President & CEO and Dusty Parsons, Director of Marketing of Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona will talk about how their organization operates with one simple yet bold vision – to see a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope through collaborations between individuals, corporations, faith groups, foundations, cities and tens of thousands of volunteers. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
July 4, 2017 — Guest Catherine O’Donnell, Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University will help celebrate the Fourth of July by discussing some of the little known facts behind the drafting and publishing of the Declaration of Independence and some of the little known and misunderstood facts about the critical document that led to the establishment of the United States of America. This special Independence Day edition of THE PHOENIX FILE will include an extraordinary 1957 recording of John Fitzgerald Kennedy reading the full text of the Declaration of Independence. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
June 27, 2017 — Guest Janine Skinner of Feed My Starving Children, will discuss how her faith based organization works to end childhood hunger in impoverished communities throughout the world. Since 1987 Feed My Starving Children has sent food to nearly 70 countries including Haiti, Sudan, Jamaica, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Lesotho, Liberia, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Cameroon, Niger, Colombia and El Salvador, as well as to Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and many more. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
June 20, 2017 — Guest Karen Jayne, CEO of Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies will describe how her organization provides quality reclaimed materials for reuse. They operate three Valley home improvement thrift stores and donation centers that collect and resell salvaged, gently-used, and new building materials. Annually their free deconstruction and donation pick up services keep more than 4 million pounds of usable building and household items out of the waste stream and back into the hands of the community. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
June 13, 2017 — Guest Sue Reckinger of Duet will discuss the way her organization has worked for more than 30 years to improve the quality of life for older adults across the Valley by focusing particular attention on the needs of home bound elders and adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
June 6, 2017 — Guests Tracey Beal, Executive Director & Jill Hicks, Director of Business Partnerships of School Connect which helps build partnerships by engaging the faith community and collaborating with community partners to adopt local schools. School Connect envisions, networks, trains and coaches community partners to build strong, sustainable relationships to support education through community involvement. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
May 30, 2017 — Encore presentation of Nov. 15, 2016 program with guests Sherry Rampy, a member of the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission and President of the Roosevelt Action Association and local realtor will be joined by Tim Sprague, Principal with Habitat Metro to discuss responsible development in downtown Phoenix. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
May 23, 2017 — Encore presentation of Nov. 22, 2016 program with guest Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz , President and Dean of Valley Beit Midrash, explains what motivates him to be an untiring social justice advocate and which causes he has been a champion for and why. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
May 16, 2017 — Guests Judge Gregg Maxon, retired Army Brigadier General and retired Director of Arizona Veterans Services, Judge Pro Tem in the Tempe and Mesa municipal Courts and presiding judge of the East Valley Veterans’ Court is joined by Patricia George the lead prosecutor in the City of Phoenix Veterans Court which is the largest single jurisdiction veterans court in the country. They will discuss how the Veteran’s Court works to reduce the recidivism rate for Veterans who transition from military to civilian life and face criminal justice issues because of the challenges of that transition. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
May 9, 2017 — Encore presentation of Dec. 13, 2016 program with guest Nate Rhoton of one-n-ten, which serves LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24 by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self-expression, self-acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
May 2, 2017 — Guest Alicia Sutton, Executive Director of Free Arts of Arizona, the only nonprofit organization in Arizona delivering creative and therapeutic arts programs, at no cost, to children ages 3 to 21 who have faced abuse, neglect and homelessness. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
April 25, 2017 — Guest Katherine Cecala, President of Junior Achievement of Arizona will be joined by JA Young Ambassador, Alexia Moreno, to discuss how Junior Achievement helps to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
April 18, 2017 — Guest Ron Adelson, CEO of AASK~Aid to Adoption of Special Kids which recruits, trains and supports families to help children through adoption, foster care and mentoring. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
April 11, 2017 — Guests Jacki Taylor, CEO and Syri Gerstner, a board member of Save the Family discuss the way in which their organization equips families to address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
April 4, 2017 — Guest Jerry Ketelhut, Program Director of Daring Adventures, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and significant life challenges through the power of outdoor recreation. Joining Jerry will be Sarah Lindvay and Brenna Bean, adaptive recreation coordinators. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 28, 2017 — Guest Mary Lou Brncik, Founder and Executive Director of David’s Hope whose mission is to reduce the numbers of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated through Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. David’s Hope promotes and secures treatment for those with mental health disorders and addictions through increasing collaboration between our mental health and criminal justice systems. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 21, 2017 — Guest Brandi Devlin of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona which provides Arizona youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 14, 2017 — Guests Allison Hurtado, Marketing and Outreach Specialist at CASA of Arizona and Lawrence Falvey, a volunteer with Voices for CASA Children will talk about the work of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and their goal of ensuring that each of the 13,000 children in Arizona state dependent care in Maricopa County has the support of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA volunteer) who focus on giving every lost and voiceless child a brighter future. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
March 7, 2017 — Guest Sherie Siegel, VP of Operations of Arizona Helping Hands which supports foster and indigent families at times of crisis or need and acts as a resource helping to connect families to other community based services. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 28, 2017 — Guest Lisa Scarpinato, CEO of Kitchen on the Street, a program that battles childhood hunger by filling the bellies of school children with food and love. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 21, 2017 — Guest Melissa Elliott, VP of Programs and Services for the Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides an extensive array of services for the elderly in Maricopa County. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 14, 2017 — Guests Angie Rodgers, President & CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Food Banks, Tom Kertis, President & CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Kelli Shepard, Chief Impact Officer of United Food Bank who are among the local leaders and experts on the issue of food insecurity. CLICK TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
February 7, 2017 — Guest Mark Holleran, Chief Executive Officer of CASS (Central Arizona Shelter Services) which empowers homeless men, women and children with diverse needs to become self-sufficient and end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 31, 2017 — Guest Kendall Jones of Local First Arizona, a nonprofit organization that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses and supports, promotes and advocates for a strong local business community by raising public awareness of the economic benefits provided by strong local economies. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 24, 2017 — Guest Tara Jackson, President of the Arizona Town Hall, a nonprofit organization that brings diverse people together to solve critical and often divisive policy issues. Arizona Town Hall safely and effectively solicits public input and discussion on significant and potentially controversial issues. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 17, 2017 — Guests Lisa and Jeff Geyser, co-founders of Families Giving Back, are joined by their sons Alex & Jackson to discuss how their program inspires volunteerism and helps to raise compassionate, socially conscious children who understand the importance of giving to others. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 10, 2017 — Guest Phil Pangrazio, President & CEO of Ability 360, one of the largest Centers for Independent Living in the United States with a variety of programs and services designed to empower people with disabilities to achieve or maintain independent lifestyles within the community. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
January 3, 2017 — Guest Torrie Taj, Chief Executive Officer of Child Crisis Arizona which provides Arizona’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families with a variety of programs including emergency shelters, foster care and adoption programs, family counseling and early childhood education. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 27, 2016 — Guest Pam Gaber, the founder of Gabriel’s Angels, a pet therapy program that visits facilities serving abused and at-risk children in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 20, 2016 — Guest Liz Barker Alvarez, Chief Policy Advisor at First Things First will explain why a child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten and how First Things First is committed to helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education, healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 13, 2016 — Guest Nate Rhoton of one-n-ten, serving LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 14-24 by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self-expression, self-acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
December 6, 2016 — Guests Sharon and Stewart Levine, local volunteer leaders of the national Shoes That Fit organization, devote their time to ensuring that underprivileged school age children have appropriate shoes to wear. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 29, 2016 — Guest Matt Lehrman, an arts consultant with Audience Avenue talks about the challenges faced by arts and cultural organizations in the Phoenix area and ways to create greater audience engagement. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 22, 2016 — Guest Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz , President and Dean of Valley Beit Midrash, explains what motivates him to be an untiring social justice advocate and which causes he has been a champion for and why. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 15, 2016 — Guests Sherry Rampy, a member of the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission and President of the Roosevelt Action Association and local realtor will be joined by Tim Sprague, Principal with Habitat Metro to discuss responsible development in downtown Phoenix. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 8, 2016 — Guest Patrick McWhortor, State Chair for Open Primaries Arizona, will discuss sensible election reform and how it could better engage voters and make the election process more equitable and fair. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
November 1, 2016 — Guest Christine Tuttle of the Arizona Talking Book Library talks about the FREE audio book services available for people with low vision and physical challenges who are not otherwise able to read books. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
October 25, 2016 — Guest Victor Aronow, President of the Arizona Community Media Foundation, talks about the founding and evolution of RADIO PHOENIX and his vision for the future of community radio in Phoenix. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST
Supported by community underwriters, businesses and people like you, RADIO PHOENIX delivers unique 24/7 programming that focuses on local news and culture, organizations, music, artists, youth and more. RADIO PHOENIX is one of the largest non-commercial community radio stations in the country with listeners across the nation and throughout the world. Since 2008 RADIO PHOENIX has been Central Arizona’s community radio station where the Valley comes to Talk.Sing.Connect. RADIO PHOENIX brings the World to Phoenix and Phoenix to the World.