Weld Found Podcast
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

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.  

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