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Just when you thought you've had enough politics, the hacks come in to join the conversation!  In the latest episode of Walk the Talk with Kim - we talk about why our state is so awesome, what does it mean that pot is legal and Kim gets on her soapbox about ending debates and learning to dialog!

Oh yea, Audrey talked about the opening of THE WHITE BOARD!  We are so thrilled to have a space for collaboration and innovative thinking!!  https://www.facebook.com/svwib#!/TheWhiteBoardIssaquah?fref=ts


Today, we talked with Kerry Beymer of Encompass about Halloween tips and tricks for the kids to keep it safe and fun!  http://www.encompassnw.org/subcontent.aspx?SecID=117

Today, we were joined by Joy Stephens and Steve Screen to talk about the end of year fundraising letters and how to get the most out your time and energy! Joy also announced her Fundraising from A-Z seminar! For more information: www.o2joyent.com
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How many slaves would you guess there are in the world right now? If you guessed 30 million, you would be correct. Slavery is at its highest it has ever been in the history of our world. Doesn’t that just send a chill up your spine? How much would you guess the human sex trafficking industry makes per year? $362 billion.

As staggering and depressing as those numbers are, the good news is this: there are caring and compassionate individuals and organizations that are helping victims not only recover, but learn skills that will help them in the future. Set Her Free is one such organization. Abbey White, a volunteer for Set Her Free joined us on the show to share the wonderful efforts and accomplishments this organization works towards.

Set Her Free is a safe haven for young women (average age between 10-12 years old) who have been freed from enslavement and sex trafficking. They teach these girls wonderful life skills that set them up to be self-sufficient, and to become wonderful teachers, role models, and mentors to younger girls. The young women in Uganda who benefit from Set Her Free help raise money for their organization by creating beautiful jewelry pieces (both Kim and Lindsay made purchases after the show) and selling them through volunteers here in the US. Watch www.walkthetalkwithkim.com and our store for jewelry purchases!

To learn more about helping this organization, what they do, how you can help, visit www.setherfree.org. To talk to the main US contact, Robin Nestler, call (815)-797-9SHF. To talk to our guest, Abbey White, email abbeyliz99@gmail.com or call 425.350.0647.


Moms – without them, we wouldn’t be here. We have all had one at some point in our lives, and even if our guiding figure wasn’t our birth mother, most of us are fortunate enough to have some sort of mother figure in our past or present. Some of us may even be mothers or mother figures right now. Michele Pearson dedicates this episode of Pearson Law Hour to her mother who recently passed away, and invites listeners to appreciate their mothers – both related and chosen – in our lives.


Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime. Seattle Jobs Initiative definitely teaches their men and women to fish for a lifetime. Seattle Jobs Initiative helps minimum wage workers find higher education so they can find jobs that pay between $15-$25 an hour. They team up with employers, with Community Colleges, and business leaders in the community to teach their students exactly what they need to know, both hard skills and soft.

By 2018, it is predicted that 67% of jobs here in Washington State will require education beyond high school. Seattle Jobs Initiative is helping prepare their students for this rise in requirement, and hopes to set their students up to pursue education beyond Community College. They have found that their students really want to be there and have a rekindled love of learning. They really want to be successful and to be able to provide for their loved ones.

To learn more about Seattle Jobs Initiative, visit http://www.seattlejobsinitiative.com/

If you would like to become involved or would like to volunteer or donate, you may contact Anne Keeney at: 206-628-6970


Who’s got crazy stories about fliers, a desk, and a Scot on a Vespa? Denise Paulette does, that’s who! Denise performs a one woman show about Zelda Fitzgerald and just got back from the Fringe Festival in Scotland. Talk about a strong, independent woman; Denise fundraised her way to the Fringe and had a life changing experience abroad.


Denise had a rare opportunity to go and live her passion for three weeks straight. On our show this week, she talked about her three weeks, and what it was like to live and breathe acting and the stage. Hear her stories about a wacky taxi driver, and some of the unique theatre spaces that were offered during the Fringe. We would love to share more with you, but we don’t want to spoil the fun! You’re just going to have to listen to Denise on this week’s show!


How does your child do in school? Do they have a tough time meshing with the public school system? Do they go above and beyond, and find themselves bored with the curriculum? Walk the Talk with Kim talks about adults finding their passions and changing the world, but how about kids? Compass Outdoor Adventure is excited to announce a brand new after school mentorship program for kids that just aren’t getting what they need out of their schools.


Luke and his passionate team will work with their groups of 12 on a once weekly basis. Did I mention there’s a fun field trip involved too? Mentors will work to discover each child’s passion and help align group field trips around these passions or “elements”. Does your child LOVE Xbox? How about a trip to Microsoft? What about bike riding? Let’s go to a bike shop!

Through acknowledging each child’s element, mentors will help apply their passions to education. Compass wants everyone coming through this program to become intrinsically curious and motivated when it comes to their education! Want to find out more or register your child? Details and registration will be available on the Compass website soon! www.compassoutdoor.org  You may contact Luke at luke@compassoutdoor.org if you have questions!


Have you ever been in line for coffee and the person before you paid for your coffee? Ever had a stranger anonymously pick up your tab in a restaurant before? Has a neighbor randomly brought you cookies and a smile? Better yet, have you done any of these things for someone else?


This week’s show is all about paying it forward, doing good for others without expecting return. The Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business is hosting Pay it Forward week from October 14th-October 21st and is involving schools, churches, businesses, and most importantly, individuals. “PIF” cards will be distributed throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and will be passed along as citizens perform random acts of kindness for one another. There will be a kick off movie event on October 10th at the North Bend Theatre for those ready to jump into the spirit of “piffing” one another!


Our wonderful host, Kim Arellano, also took some time to share her experience assisting those affected by the Taylor Bridge fire. Hear how she rallied support in her community and ventured East to deliver supplies – in short, hear how she is walking the talk!


How far would you be willing to go for an animal in need? At Rancho Laguna’s HEART, Tina Laguna spares no hardship for her rescue horses. Rancho Laguna takes in horses that are in need of rehabilitation and some TLC to come back up to speed after experiencing devastating situations. These horses then work in tandem with counselors in helping their patients overcome their challenges. There are many unique volunteer and donation opportunities with this amazing and giving organization! Check out www.rancholaguna.com for more information!


You’ve heard about Baby Boomers, Generation X, and perhaps the Millennials… how about Generation Z? Kim interviews a wonderful panel of Gen-Z kids and they discuss topics such as: 9/11, paying it forward, community, volunteering, and more! There is no way to convey in words the wonderful things these kids had to say, you’re going to have to listen for yourself! You just may be surprised by how wise these 7-10 year olds are!


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