Marc Heinzman – How to Move to Tacoma

Photo by GritCityPhoto Marc's Move to Tacoma Story Marc grew up in the Quad Cities, but after a vacation brought him to the area he knew he wanted to move to the Pacific Northwest. A Zookeeper, he found a job as the Zoological Curator with Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in East Pierce County. Moving to [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Downtown Tacoma, Moving to Tacoma Stories, Posts|Comments Off on Marc Heinzman – How to Move to Tacoma

Jackie Casella of Creative Colloquy on Supporting Tacoma’s Writers

Jackie's Move To Tacoma Story: Jackie grew up in Fife and moved to South Tacoma after high school. She now lives in Proctor with her husband Chris and their kids. Creative Colloquy: Formed as a way for writers to connect with each other and read their stories for an audience, Creative Colloquy is open to [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|6th Ave, Downtown Tacoma, Fife, Podcasts, Proctor District|Comments Off on Jackie Casella of Creative Colloquy on Supporting Tacoma’s Writers

Rochelle Bergrstom and Elope 253 – Get Married Your Way

Rochelle Bergstrom comes onto the show to talk about her urban and sophisticated wedding chapel called Elope 253. She shares the story of how Spaceworks helped make her dream of owning a business possible.

By | October 19th, 2017|Downtown Tacoma, Podcasts|Comments Off on Rochelle Bergrstom and Elope 253 – Get Married Your Way

What is the immigrant experience like in Tacoma and the South Sound? #ACHH253

Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, hosts several panelists to share their experience around the issue of immigration locally. The panelists are Dreamers, immigrants, lawyers, or journalists, but together they tell a heartfelt and sobering story of the immigrant experience in Tacoma and the South Sound.

By | October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the immigrant experience like in Tacoma and the South Sound? #ACHH253

Michael Haeflinger: Write 253

Michael Haeflinger, Executive Director of Write 253, talks about writing, poetry (both slam and otherwise), play writing, and helping youth learn to write.

By | September 30th, 2017|Central Tacoma, North Slope Historic District, Podcasts, Tacoma Artists|Comments Off on Michael Haeflinger: Write 253

Dennis Hanberg on Planning for Growth in Pierce County

Dennis Hanberg (AKA Mr. Hanberg) joins us to talk about what's happening in planning and public works at Pierce County and how the county relates to Tacoma's growth.

By | September 20th, 2017|Local Government, Moving to Tacoma Stories, Podcasts|Comments Off on Dennis Hanberg on Planning for Growth in Pierce County

What is going on with policing in Tacoma? #ACHH253

In our fourth Adult Civics Happy Hour, we look at the role of policing in Tacoma. Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, will moderate the discussion with representatives from the ACLU, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and an HR attorney for a school district. We'll discuss use of community relations with law [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Local Government, Podcasts, Tacoma News and Blogs, Tacoma Public Schools|Comments Off on What is going on with policing in Tacoma? #ACHH253

Cristiano Valli – On Choosing Tacoma Over Anywhere Else in the United States

Cristiano Valli, a radio host at Radio Popolare, is Italian-borne but has chosen to live in Tacoma instead of Seattle or San Francisco or anywhere else in the United States that he could live. His job is to report on the real story of the United States.

By | August 3rd, 2017|Moving to Tacoma Stories, Podcasts|Comments Off on Cristiano Valli – On Choosing Tacoma Over Anywhere Else in the United States

Kristina Walker on Advocating for Transit and Transportation

Kristina Walker, from Downtown on the Go, talks about some of the efforts state legislators used to try to change or curtail funding for Sound Transit 3 in the last session. *So far* those efforts didn't take, but Kristina talks to us about how to advocate for transit and transportation at the state, county, and [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Transit|Comments Off on Kristina Walker on Advocating for Transit and Transportation

How do we fund education after McCleary? #ACHH253

This is the recording from our third Adult Civics Happy Hour event so far. Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what's happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make their voice heard! During this event, moderator Nate Bowling (2016 Washington State Teacher of [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Podcasts, Tacoma Politics, Tacoma Public Schools|Comments Off on How do we fund education after McCleary? #ACHH253