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11:45 a.m.: Updated with new information from the state Department of Health. The Washington state Department of Health has a preliminary tally of heat-related deaths in the past week. At least 78 people died statewide because of the scorching temperatures that began June 26.By Bellamy Pailthorp
 
State lawmakers passed significant legislation this session that takes concrete steps to address climate pollution and the concerns of communities that it has harmed the most in Washington. KNKX environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp sat down with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about the changes that will be taking place in our state…
 
Cool offshore flow and mild summer heat normally make western Washington an ideal place to grow red raspberries. The state commission for that crop reports growers here provide about 70 percent of the nation’s premium flash-frozen raspberries. But the record heat has left immature berries sunburnt, while causing ripe ones to melt and shrivel on the…
 
What happens when your church helps launch an actual coffee-roasting business? This is something that Nick Larsen, pastor of Living Water Church in Clark Fork, Idaho, knows all about. A few years ago, Scotchman’s Coffee was launched as a partnership between the congregation, a couple of members, and the church community. Listen to the latest episod…
 
In July of 2018 and 2019, large numbers of oysters, cockles and clams died on beaches all around Puget Sound. No one knew why. It was a particularly bad couple of years, but summer mortality events with mass die-offs of shellfish happen regularly. They’ve been recorded by researchers in western Washington as far back as the 1930s. The source has re…
 
COVID-19 has challenged ministries and leaders to make adaptive changes across the board. Pastor Matt of Our Savior Lutheran in Tacoma, WA, shares thoughts on how the staff of OSLC pivoted to support people over programs, kept the target on relationships, built healthy spiritual habits into their leadership calendars, and as a team is working toget…
 
European green crabs were found in Washington’s inland waters in 2016, prompting extensive monitoring. Now state officials say this destructive invasive species is spreading in several coastal locations. They thrive in shallow water and soft sediment, which Washington’s estuaries provide. And over the past two years it seems the populations of gree…
 
Every spring, gray whales migrate up the West Coast on a 12,000-mile round-trip from their calving grounds in Mexico to the Alaskan Arctic, where they feed on tiny crustaceans. Since early 2019, an unusual mortality event has reduced their population by more than 20 percent. Whales wash up severely emaciated or sometimes suffer from ship strikes or…
 
In less than a decade, all cars and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington will be powered by electricity, not fossil fuels. That’s the goal set within legislation that has passed the state House and Senate. The 2030 timeline is now part of a bill that aims to prepare the state for a zero-emissions transportation future. It’s on its way to Gov. Jay…
 
Throughout the central Puget Sound region, wide trails offer the promise of safe and accessible transportation corridors for people who bike or walk. Many are converted railroad right-of-ways, and some connect to high-speed transit. But many stand alone, limiting their utility.By Bellamy Pailthorp
 
Tom and Matt share the values, leader behaviors, and steps to launching a new church plant. Take-aways include the need for trust between leaders, collaboration, knowing your community and its values and culture, and most of all, having a sense of joy and humor! This podcast is a hosted conversation (edited for time constraints) by the NOW Start Ne…
 
Twenty years ago this Sunday, the Nisqually earthquake rattled the region. It registered 6.8 on the Richter scale and shook for 40 seconds. The damage was significant. Bricks flew. It caused cracks in the Capitol dome in Olympia and sealed the fate of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct as well as many older buildings in Pioneer Square. But it was nowher…
 
Adaptive challenges are ambiguous, systemic challenges that do not have single, technical solutions. We cannot "arrange the deck chairs" and expect to solve adaptive challenges. This conversation with Amy Schweim unpacks a critical issue in her community that was amplified by COVID-19, and how she creatively faced this adaptive challenge. Amy share…
 
The NOWLeading Podcast launches 2021 with a double focus for helping leaders do their best work: "sustaining healthy ministry" and "starting new." This episode captures a far-ranging conversation hosted by the NOW Start Network (nowstart.net) with Pastor Matt Peeples of the Kairos Network (thekairosnetwork.com) on the "why" behind church planting a…
 
Today we talk with Dr. Webster for the final part of our three part series. We address racialized healing Also I would like to honor the musical artist Black Eyes Peas and Kane Brown who's music I do not own the rights to. Please check them out. Dr. Conrad Webster: http://drconradwebster.com/ Publications: https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/cgi/v…
 
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