Check It Out!

Episode hosted by: Abe Martinez, Ken Harvey, Jim Hills

A podcast from Sno-Isle Libraries for lifelong learners with inquiring minds.

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 exploring poetry and other creative outlets that are coming together in a fusion of many influences. The process is also opening an awareness of the healing aspects of music. For Feriante, it’s all connected in a profound way that he feels compelled to share with others.

Chapter 1 links

Chapter length: 05:38

Chapter 2 Introduction

Check It Out! reporter Abe Martinez, co-hosts Ken Harvey and Jim Hills talk about their experiences and connections with Selma Bonham. Length: 06:21

Chapter 2 – Selma Bonham

This is a reprise, but well worth a listen.

At 93, Selma Bonham has seen a few things.

Majoring in geology, she graduated from Penn State University and then earned a Master’s from Stanford in 1949. After 20 successful years in a male-dominated profession, Bonham retired and moved from the East Coast to Mill Creek and became involved with the Friends of the Mill Creek Library.

Bonham says her awareness of civil rights began early when her father began hiring persons of color for skilled jobs in the department store where he worked.

Later, at Mill Creek, Bonham organized a flash mob at the library to sing in honor of African American Month.

Chapter 2 links

Chapter 2 length: 04:33

Chapter 3 – Book Notes with Brian Haight

Brian Haight is a librarian at the Coupeville Library and member of the Sno-Isle Libraries Readers’ Services Team. Haight and other team members create a variety of book lists as suggestions for library customers.

In this Book Notes, Haight talks about “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future,” by Vivek Wadwha.

Haight describes a future that may see car drivers becoming car riders. He points out that the book is about far more than driverless cars and delves into other implications of new technology.

Haight also points out that he found this book on the “new books” shelf at the Coupeville Library, but anyone can go to the online catalog and search for titles published in 2019 and new to the Sno-Isle Libraries collection in the past week, 30 days or more.

Chapter length: 04:27

Episode Hosts

Abe Martinez Abe Martinez is a free-lance storyteller with a background in radio and video production. In addition to the quintessential “radio voice,” Abe brings a strong commitment to community values and public libraries.

Ken Harvey Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Ken brings broad professional experience from his service with Community Transit, Sound Transit, Reno, Nev., and several positions in radio and TV.

Jim Hills Jim Hills is the library district’s Assistant Communications Director, Communications & Marketing. Jim is a storyteller who claims to still have some ink in his veins from familial connections with, and previous-career infusions from, the newspaper biz.

Episode Sponsors

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