Weld Found Podcast
We Go Outside, Get a Haircut, and Hear a Song (Season 4, episode 1)

We Go Outside, Get a Haircut, and Hear a Song (Season 4, episode 1)

April 20, 2021

Weld Found is a podcast about belonging in an age of social isolation and disconnection. What does it look like to recover this lost art of community?

Season 4 begins with a tale of two houses, as host Tim Coons noticed something very interesting about his neighbors.

Then we get a haircut from Geno, a barber who earned his GED, a college degree, and a beautician’s license while incarcerated. His personal story, and his involvement with Jobs of Hope, is inspiring.

We’ll close by hearing the about the birth of a funk song as Johnny Burroughs gives us a walk-though of how he wrote “Love and Unity.”   

This show is made possible by the Weld Community Foundation.
For more on how to spread the good for Weld County, head to weldcommunityfoundation.org.

Must Be Santa

Must Be Santa

December 16, 2020

On the show: a holiday pop-quiz for you, then two features. We talk with Rand Morgan of the Weld Community Foundation and Leroy Holm, a Santa-representative with some heart-warming stories. 

Special thanks to The Burroughs for letting us listen in on their newly released Christmas songs! 

 

The Longest Night

The Longest Night

December 7, 2020

Head’s Up: there is some blue comedy in this Blue Christmas episode of Weld Found.

The Longest Night

We’re addressing mental health and suicide prevention for the show today.  We head into the office of Dr. Rich Mahogany (ManTherapy.org) who approaches mental health with grit and humor. We’ll also talk with North Range Behavioral Health’s Suicide Education and Support Services (SESS) program about how we can help prevent suicide through an innovative suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). We’ll then wrap the episode up with a breathing-exercise about hope.

 

For more information about suicide prevention, QPR, and helpful resources for the season, please contact

NRBH_SESS@NorthRange.org

 

You can give to the Weld Community Foundation for Colorado Gives Day, December 8th, 2020! Give where you live and schedule your donation today.

Thankful for a Free Land

Thankful for a Free Land

November 23, 2020

Craig Basarich is a trumpet player who sounds "taps" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

In this busy month of November, we've experienced an election, Veteran's Day, and Thanksgiving. So it seemed like the right time to hear from Craig. He shares about his experience in the Army performing this ceremonial duty; the gravity it holds and the space it creates to be thankful for all we have. 

Have you made your donation for Colorado Gives Day? You can "give where you live" and support a Weld County nonprofit today. Go to weldcogives.org to schedule your gift for the big day on December 8th, 2020! 

Spirits of Downtown Greeley

Spirits of Downtown Greeley

October 26, 2020

Weld Found is on location at 477 Distilling in this episode. We hear tales of the "spirits of downtown Greeley" from magician and storyteller Paul Noffsinger, while enjoying the "spirits of downtown Greeley" crafted by Matt Estrin, owner of 477 Distilling. 

The episode closes with Bianca Fisher, executive director of Greeley's Downtown Development Authority. 

Unlikely Family

Unlikely Family

September 29, 2020

Welcome to season 3 of Weld Found. We begin with two features; stories of relationships that defy both convention and traditional structures of support/community. And within the connections, unlikely family was formed. 

Click here for more information about the Weld Community Foundation. 

 

***episode corrections

The local organization is called Greeley-Weld Habitat from Humanity, not Greeley-Evans Habitat for Humanity.

The program is AmeriCorps NCCC, not VISTA.

Squad 1

Squad 1

July 30, 2020

On this episode we head into the complex world of "first response" in Weld County with two interviews.

 

We hear from Krissy Freirose, a 911 dispatch officer, and Jaymee Clapp, a counselor in Squad 1.

(Squad 1 is a creative, first-responders effort dealing with mental health & drug use/abuse.) 

Listening

Listening

June 30, 2020

What does it mean to be a great listener?
And how do we really hear well, especially in the case of difficult conversations?

We present two interviews on this Weld Found episode; people of color who have lived here for many years and share their stories and perspective.   

To support Weld County during this time, the Weld Community Foundation has partnered with United Way of Weld County. The effort is called "Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief." Donate at weldcommunityfoundation.org

We Are Here PART 3: Your Every Word

We Are Here PART 3: Your Every Word

May 4, 2020

We Are Here is a mini-series about belonging during this isolation. Weld Found is featuring stories of connection to cross the distance of "social distancing." 

In this episode, the words/poetry/lyrics/quotes that inspire us during this strange time.

There's poetry from kids as they process the isolation, a survivor's story told from Diane Heldt of A Woman's Place, an Irish blessing and an original song. 

To support Weld County during this time, the Weld Community Foundation has partnered with United Way of Weld County. The effort is called "Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief." Donate at weldcommunityfoundation.org

 
 
We Are Here PART 2: Breaking Bread

We Are Here PART 2: Breaking Bread

April 13, 2020

The community, commonality, scarcity, and overindulgence… of food.

In this episode we have:
Stories gathered from the Weld Food Bank
A comedy piece from Rob Walker titled “Guy Fieri Stuck in Flavortown Until Quarantine Lifted”
KJ Tencza tells about putting on an old 80’s work out from Richard Simmons to do with his kids, a writing titled “You Sparkled Today”
Lena from I Heart Kickboxing in Greeley,
leads an at home, at your work desk workout.

To support Weld County during this time, the Weld Community Foundation has partnered with United Way of Weld County. The effort is called "Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief." Donate at
weldcommunityfoundation.org

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