Check It Out! Season 2

Episode 22: Stevens makes the Wheels go ’round

For many people, their first experience with a library came as they stepped on to a bookmobile. For Sherry Stevens, the longtime manager of the Sno-Isle Libraries Library on Wheels service, that means she is connected to thousands of these memorable moments. In this episode, “Check It Out!” podcast co-hosts Ken Harvey, Cindy Tingley and…

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Episode 21: ‘Albatross’ carries Chris Jordan to Whidbey lectures

In this episode, Check It Out! reporter Abe Martinez leads listeners through an interview with Chris Jordan, a Seattle-based photographer and documentarian who created a movie called “Albatross.” Jordan’s comments come as part of a conversation he had with Jennifer Geist. Over the course of eight trips to Midway Island in the middle of the…

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Episode 20: Strings, Selma and seeing the future

Chapter 1 Introduction Check It Out! reporter Abe Martinez chats with podcast co-hosts Ken Harvey and Jim Hills about the experience of interviewing Andre Feriante. Length: 06:41 Chapter 1 – Andre Feriante Italian-born and trained in classic flamenco guitar, Andre Feriante talks about his artistic and personal journey. Now a Whidbey Island resident, Feriante is…

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Episode 19: Uniting the way with Allison Warren-Barbour

She comes from a small town in Ohio known for the lack of a discernible accent by its residents. Allison Warren-Barbour is finding other ways to stand out as she leads United Way of Snohomish County on a new path to help families escape the traps of poverty. Now in her third year as President…

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Episode 18: Comics and audits and books, oh my!

Episode 18 of the “Check It Out!” podcast includes three short stories from three contributors, Rilee Louangphakdy, Abe Martinez and Kaley Costello. Chapter 1 – Library Surprise with Rilee Louangphakdy Rilee says he is a “huge fan” of co

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Episode 17: The ‘community’ in Community Transit with Emmett Heath

When Emmett Heath thinks about public transportation, buses might not be the first things that pop into his mind. “Our mission is to help people get from where they are to where they want to be,” Heath says in this episode of Check It Out!. &

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Episode 16: Snow to strategic relations with Susan Hempstead

Chapter 1 – “Hmmm … I didn’t know that” Check It Out! podcast hosts Ken Harvey, Cindy Tingley and Jim Hills chat about a grab-bag of subjects, including: Snowmageddon 2019 and how planning gets iffy when it’s raining in Seattle, snowing in Mar

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Episode 15: ‘Finding Fixes’ comes to Sno-Isle Libraries

This very special episode of Check It Out! is a podcast, looking at a podcast which looks at one of the most pressing issues facing our communities today: the opioid crisis. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Kyle Norris, both with KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, cre

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Episode 14: Finding boundaries, balance with Sarri Gilman

Chapter 1 – Sarri Gilman  Sarri Gilman helps others search for healthy boundaries and find balance in their lives. A licensed psychotherapist, the Whidbey Island resident works with individuals, couples and families challenged with issues arou

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Episode 13: How to talk about depression with Bill Bernat

Chapter 1 – Bill Bernat Bill Bernat has been dealing with depression – his own and others’ – for a long time. Through his experience, Bernat has developed an approach – a perspective – on depression that manages to be

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