sno-isle libraries

Episode 24: Spotlight on Brian Rush and facilities stewardship

Chapters 1 & 2 Managing the variety and number of facilities in Sno-Isle Libraries is a big and multi-faceted job. To Facilities Manager Brian Rush, facilities management is also an opportunity to show good stewardship of the environment and taxpayer dollars. “I’m really into this stuff,” Rush says in this two-part discussion. “The goal is…

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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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