Sunday Morning Magazine

Sunday Morning Magazine is a local Seattle podcast featuring guests from local non-profit agencies, authors and specialists in the fields that are the focus of each weekend's informative conversation. These focus areas include education, environment, charities, crime, health, domestic issues, and youth.


Sunday Morning Magazine

12-09-18: Luke Minor, WA State College Savings Plans,

Luke Minor, Washington College Savings Plans Director, has updated info on the 2 current plans. GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) the 529 plan we've had for the past 20 continues, and thrives. Now we have an added plan: DreamAhead--which provides account owners select savings options. The plans offer Washington families the flexibility of saving for college education for our kids. It provides an invaluable gift of demonstrating that we believe our kids can and need to go on to further education. It cuts down on future debt. And if the kids get scholarships, the funds can be used for other education costs. If the kids decide to take a different path, the funds can be used for other family members, or even ourselves. The current enrollment period is underway, and continues through May. This is a great time to invite family and friends to contribute to a plan as a holiday, or birthday gift.
00:29:27 12/9/2018

Past Episodes

"Toy n Joy" i-- a great annual event where 2 great community entities join forces to create an opportunity for all of us to partner with them, and help create a more joyous season for families facing challenges. Captain Lisa Barnes from the Salvation Army, and Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager with Bartells, represent their organizations, telling us of happy experiences families have had as a result of Toy N Joy. We are invited to donate unwrapped gifts, gift cards, and make monetary donations that will be used to support local families in need. And one other great opportunity is to volunteer as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. There's always a need for more helping hands, and could be a great way to come out as a family, or work group, for a day of supporting the work of the Salvation Army. These donations help the 'Army' do the work they do throughout the year. Gifts can be dropped off at any Bartells location. 206-767-3150
00:28:25 12/2/2018
Mark Putnam, Executive Director, Accelerator YMCA and Emily Meltzer, Director of Development & Communications, Accelerator YMCA share important insights about young people who experience homelessness, and find solutions through the YMCA. There are 1,500 homeless youth and young adults in King County, 1 in 3 youth who age out of foster care become homeless; 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ) Accelerator Y is the social services arm of the YMCA of Greater Seattle and is focusing on a major fundraiser for Giving Tuesday: UnHeard ‚?" a campaign that will run through the end of the year, that pairs local artists with young people housed by the Y to give them a voice and tell their stories through music. ,
00:29:18 11/25/2018
Sasha Hendricks is the Education Curator at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah. There's a lot of excitement up on the mountain, the animals are all primping, the elves are helping Santa prepare for the Issaquah Reindeer Festival. It's a great way to spend a day with the family, with friends. Consider it as a gift for a family--the memories with last forever, and ticket and membership purchases all help support the important work of the Zoo. The Reindeer Festival will be open daily Dec 1-23. 10:30am -4:30pm/dusk. Many families make it an annual tradition. It is a gift that keeps on giving.
00:29:18 11/18/2018
Dr. Lee Airton is an assistant professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queens's University in Toronto, and author of the new book "Gender--Your Guide: A Gender-friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to do in the New Gender Culture". Dr. Airton focuses on enabling individuals and institutions to welcome gender and sexual diversity in everday life. Their book is really a very basic and informative guide that can be a big help to create a safe and welcome space around us, therefore in the world.
00:00:00 11/11/2018
Lynn Julian is one of the women featured in the book "(Extra)Ordinary Women: Ten Inspirational Stories". Lynn shares her experiences as a Boston Marathon bombing survivor dealing with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD. Lynn's story serves us in multiple ways--having suffered a concussion some years earlier. Having one concussion predisposes a person to others occurring. Because PTSD and TBI are not visible, treatment didn't happen immediately, and it's important to get attention as soon as possible. The healing takes time, and Lynn found she had to self advocate when after 2 years doctors said she would not improve. Lynn kept researching and found clinical trials, ultimately bringing them to her city hospital. She volunteers with an organization that supports victims of terrorism and their families.
00:00:00 11/4/2018
Killian Noe is the founding Director of "Recovery Café" a comprehensive program in Seattle that is working with persons who are suffering homelessness, addictions, mental illness. It uses a membership model to walk with persons, offering various programs, services, classes and trainings. Members must be sober to attend, and assistance is provided to help them have sobriety. Members find success as they create relationships, commit to accountability, take the steps to healing. It's now been 15 years and this model is being shared with other cities across the country. Volunteers find great value and are always welcomed. Donations to support the programs are also welcomed.
00:00:00 10/28/2018
Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus at California State University, and an author of more than 2 dozen academic titles. His latest, "U.S. Immigration Policy, Ethnicity, and Religion in American History" is a very readable overview of our story of immigration over the past 200 years. Michael sees it as a door, as immigration is about persons entering the country. He organizes US Immigration policy into 6 doors, beginning in 1820 with the Open Door Era, followed by the Door Ajar Era, the Pet Door Era, the Dutch Door Era, the Revolving Door Era of 1985-2001, the now we are living in the Storm Door Era. It's not just fascinating, it's illuminating, and gives us a better understanding of the politics, the the challenges.
00:00:00 10/21/2018
Steve Pemberton is a successful father, husband, business man and entrepreneur. He achieved this against incredible odds, a child in the foster care system. Steve shares some of his early life in foster care in his memoir A CHANCE IN THE WORLD--An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home. Giving a child a good foundation in their early years is critical for future success. Steve managed to receive this from people who noticed him, and included him or supported him. He pays this forward now with his non-profit organization 'A Chance in the World'.
00:00:00 10/14/2018
Anna Gottlieb, Executive Director, and Elisabeth Clymer, Program Manager, with Cancer Pathways in Seattle have important information that affects each of us, because cancer does touch each of us in some way. Cancer Pathways, formerly Gilda's Club in Seattle, provides education, support, a place to connect and to be heard. Cancer Pathways goes out to the community -- they have a great program for high schools where the focus is on Prevention. And they are offering a new workshop for employers and management personnel: When Cancer Comes to Work. People who are undergoing treatment, somewhere in the long process, report various kinds of challenges in their workplace. Education and awareness help everyone, and this workshop on October 18 in downtown Seattle is a great one. Registration is required. Event is free.
00:00:00 10/7/2018
Making Strides for Breast Cancer is on the calendar for Saturday, October 20 at Gas Works Park. Emily Vega is coordinating the event and encourages us to come out as team, or individually, but come out to support and learn more about the Research happening in the Puget Sound area. Genie is a breast cancer Survivor and expresses her gratitude for the Research that made it possible to detect the breast cancer she had and provide Genetic Counseling. In addition, the funds provide various kinds of education, support groups, rides to appointments. Kim Arent has coordinated the Cancer vs. Construction event happening Sunday September 30, 11am-2pm, in Maple Valley. It supports things associated with childhood cancers, and the event gives kids a chance to come out and play on those big Cats and earth moves, etc. used in construction. Cost is $15/child, but adults get in Free! The fundraising has had a major impact for Research locally and across the country!
00:29:23 9/30/2018
Maya van Rossum is a veteran environmentalist, and the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Maya's new book:-- The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment is critical reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment in their own area/state. Maya's goal is to awaken and empower us to take action for our environment rights by pioneering the 'Green Amendment Movement' to secure our own constitutional right to a healthy environment.
00:29:56 9/23/2018
Dr. Victor Romano is an orthopedic surgeon in Oak Park, IL, and the author of "Finding The Source: Maximizing Your Results ‚?" With and Without Orthopedic Surgery". He's board-certified in orthopedics and sports medicine with over 25 years of experience in the field. He loves his work, loves to help people, and aim to do so in the least invasive ways. Because pain is too often present in our lives, much of it stemming from our back, he has some good insights.
00:29:09 9/16/2018
Steve Kipp is here to tell a critical story of life, of surviving a stroke, a young, healthy, active guy, yet a stroke occurred. Steve's story is important insight and information for each of us as stroke and heart disease are the leading causes of death. Someone in the US has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. To be more informed, to support the work of the Heart Association to advance research with fund raising, Steve extends the invite to the Heart and Stroke Walk. In Seattle it's on Saturday, October 13 at Seattle Center, and Saturday, September 22 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. ,
00:28:39 9/9/2018
Debbie Reber is a NY Times best selling author and with her new book : "Differently Wired--Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World" brings key information for parents of kids who are 'differently wired' as well as teachers, and anyone working with these kids. As school begins, this really is an important foundation to help everyone to be/feel successful Debbie's son had been diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger's, but the family didn't receive much direction following the diagnosis. Debbie writes from personal experience and is encouraging.
00:30:01 9/2/2018

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