Weld Found Podcast
We Are Here PART 1: Good Paths and Not Choosing Fear

We Are Here PART 1: Good Paths and Not Choosing Fear

March 30, 2020

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

This episode is an interview with counselor Jess Haynes, who primarily serves first responders, nurses, and those on the front lines. She speaks about choosing good paths for mental health and NOT choosing fear. 

The podcast ends with a guided relaxation exercise to help in dealing with the heightened anxiety accompanying COVID-19 news.

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

 

Community in the Time of COVID-19

Community in the Time of COVID-19

March 20, 2020

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

This episode is on loneliness and presents two crazy discoveries:

Discovery 1, Have you ever been excluded or left out? Did you know your brain does very distinctive things when this happens?

Discovery 2, Did you know there is zero correlation between attendance in a program and whether someone feels a part of the community?! Attendance alone is NOT building relationships and belonging.

We invite Dr. Josh Packard back with us again for another Weld Found interview. This time on loneliness and the things he is discovering through Springtide, his research institute that listens and attends to the lives of young people.

Also featured: Sandy Magnuson and her husband, Ken Norem. Sandy is a part of a group of storytellers called “Spellbinders.” She and Ken are a part of the Briggsdale community and live in Greeley.

 

Covid-19 and Weld County

Covid-19 and Weld County

March 13, 2020

We are stepping out of our usual release schedule for this special episode of Weld Found. Presented is an interview with Greeley family physician Dr. Justin Walker, speaking about Covid19 and Weld County.

Then we hear how North Range counselor Jayme Clapp is put back together after a difficult week on the job: by stream-of-conscious piano playing.  

The Disappearance of Yucca Fountain

The Disappearance of Yucca Fountain

February 22, 2020

On UNC’s campus, in the new Campus Commons next to the University Center, there’s an art installation that is unlike any other. It’s called Yucca Fountain, based on a real place that has since disappeared. And the installation itself is disappearing as well. It’s only there until March 11th.

We tour this gallery/ gathering space together today in an exclusive interview with the artists as they talk about community, mystery, and time.

Season 2 Opening Story: The Overview Effect

Season 2 Opening Story: The Overview Effect

February 5, 2020

What would it feel like to travel on a rocket ship, burst through the atmosphere, and then get a long, life-changing glimpse of Earth? 

In this 5 minute opening story for our season 2, we revisit the big ideas behind Weld Found by exploring the "overview effect"; a phenomenon felt by dozens of astronauts. 

Your Word for the New Year (Bonus Episode)

Your Word for the New Year (Bonus Episode)

December 31, 2019

What is your word or phrase for the New Year? This new tradition of choosing a guiding word seems to be a helpful reflection in lieu of resolutions. 

The host of Weld Found, Tim Coons, sits down for a casual conversation with his wife, Betony. And they discuss their words from last year, what they’ve learned, and reveal their words they hope guide them in 2020.

The Bells of the Season

The Bells of the Season

December 4, 2019

In celebration of Colorado Gives Day we feature moving stories of generosity and connection in this season 1 finale of Weld Found. Enjoy a behind the scenes tasting at Weldwerks Brewing Co, a patrol of the Greeley Police Department’s Santa Cop, surprising Black Friday workers with YFC’s Bake of Love, and more.

Give to a Weld County Nonprofit at WeldCoGives.org!

She Escaped

She Escaped

November 12, 2019

How do you view prostitution and the women involved in it?

In this episode we interview the founder of Free Our Girls, a nonprofit that helps women escape the sex trade. You’ll hear Megan Lundstrom’s incredible story of her own escape and then her development of research that is changing our court systems for the better.

You’ll also hear from survivors who are interning at Free Our Girls.

“It is a journey to freedom… It’s such an honor and privilege to see these women overcome all odds.”
-Megan Lundstrom

Free Our Girls is celebrating 5 years this month. You can support them by becoming a monthly supporter, donating $5, $50, or $500 a month, or volunteering 5 minutes, 50 minutes, or 500 minutes. 

A Graveyard Walk of Linn Grove Cemetery

A Graveyard Walk of Linn Grove Cemetery

October 18, 2019

How do you hope to be remembered? What would you like your legacy to be?

Join our tour of Linn Grove Cemetery as we stroll through stories of history, heritage, and intrigue.

The Welcome Wagon

The Welcome Wagon

October 2, 2019

What does home look like for you?
What would it look like to make a new home, in a new place, if you had to leave?

In this episode we ask that question and also find that becoming a welcoming community has a drastic impact on our area’s economics, culture, and connectivity.

Join us as we tour the place that does welcoming best:
The Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado.