REALTalk – Paul Queary – Gerrymandering

October 19th, 2021 - Posted in

Vashon is abuzz with talk of redistricting and its impact on the Island. Like – should we be redrawn into the 26th district from the 34th? And what do we, as Vashon residents, even have to say about the process? Join host Susan McCabe when she queries journalist Paul Queary about all these questions and more. Queary is a Vashon resident […]

REALTalk – Domestic Violence Prevention

October 12th, 2021 - Posted in

The DOVE Project Incidents of domestic violence have increased during the pandemic, even on Vashon. As summer darkens into fall, Vashon’s DOVE Project is deepening its commitment to domestic violence prevention with a full month of activities. DOVE staff members Raushaun Renggli and Nyn Grey will join host Susan McCabe to outline the campaign and focus on community advocacy.

Treyvon Martin got to be 17 for 21 days before he was shot by a racist “community watch patrolman.” Treyvon’s portrait is one of 26 created and mounted prominently throughout Vashon by Island artist West McLean (not his real name). West is an artist, activist, media creator and founder of the Vashon Remembrance Project, portraits of victims of police […]

REALTalk – Robert Horton

September 14th, 2021 - Posted in

“Great city streets emptied of people; a population panicked; misinformation in the air. If some of our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic seemed familiar, it might be because the movies already imagined them.” This is film critic Robert Horton’s take on how the movies have prepared us for the apocalypse, and he’s going to elaborate […]

REALTalk – Lauri Hennessey On Sexual Harassment

September 7th, 2021 - Posted in

Sexual harassment doesn’t just happen to ‘weak’ or ‘ineffective’ people. And, we’re going to prove that this Tuesday when host Susan McCabe talks with long-time islander Lauri Hennessey.  Lauri is an accomplished professional in the fields of journalism, community and public relations, non-profits and politics. She’s been a significant and respected player in the Vashon community for years. […]

REALTalk – Mary Bruno on Water

July 27th, 2021 - Posted in

Who’s minding the water hole? What IS the water hole? Loosely put, it’s Vashon’s aquifer, the source of all our water, but it goes way beyond that. Join host Susan McCabe when she talks with Mary Bruno, journalist, biologist and a proud New Jersey native, who also happens to be an author of some renown and – lucky […]

REALTalk – Vashon Poet Laureate Sandra Noel

July 13th, 2021 - Posted in

REALTalk – Liz Peterson On Intuition

July 10th, 2021 - Posted in

REALTalk – Pam Ingalls Paints New Islanders

June 29th, 2021 - Posted in

It’s no secret Vashon Island is changing, and that change is driven largely by the new people moving to our Island. Who are they? Why did they move here, and where do they come from? Artist Pam Ingalls asked all those questions as she painted 60+ portraits of new Vashon Islanders. Those portraits hang in the Hardware Store Restaurant through June 30, […]

REALTalk – The Day of Exile

May 11th, 2021 - Posted in

The Day of Exile On May 16, 1942, with two days’ notice, armed guards herded 111 Vashon residents onto trucks at the island’s downtown Ober Park to be sent to detention camps in Pinedale, California. Their crime was to be of Japanese descent during WWII. This year on May 16 the Friends of Mukai will […]