Weld Found Podcast
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.

Joy on the Tracks

Joy on the Tracks

September 16, 2019

“We found joy here during the hardest time in our lives; a time when we were the most busy, most stressed. We would walk through the door on a Saturday and would breathe a sigh of relief. First, through the eyes of my daughter and then I fell in love too.”

- Michelle Kempema, CEO of Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Take a tour of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum and hear a special writing from Seth Willis of Garage Sale Theater on this episode of Weld Found; all while exploring joy. 

Courageous Women and the County that Loves Them

Courageous Women and the County that Loves Them

August 25, 2019

This show highlights four incredibly courageous women: Rattlesnake Kate (local Weld County legend), Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers), Katie Shilts (Women’s Fund Board President), and Mary Claxton (of the band Trash Cat). 

Did you know Monday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment? This amendment gave women the right to vote. So it's an excellent time to release episode 2 of the Weld Found Podcast, titled “Courageous Women and the County that Loves Them”

This is a good one. Share it with someone who needs some enCOURAGEment. 

Out of the Garage and into the Neighborhood

Out of the Garage and into the Neighborhood

August 14, 2019

“We have the entire equation backwards.” -Dr. Josh Packard, Sociologist

What if we are approaching community all wrong? And our backwards approach could be creating more loneliness than connection?

In episode 1 of Weld Found we have an inciting conversation with Dr. Packard about belonging in this age of social isolation. You’ll be surprised by what you hear and come away with new approaches to living in community. 

Also, you’ll hear a segment from city of Greeley Mayor, John Gates.

The Opening Story

The Opening Story

June 20, 2019

When I was 9, I got locked in our garage.
This five minute story tells how I got out and compares this experience to where we are in today's culture: living in an age of social isolation and disconnection.

How do we get out of the garage and begin to belong in community?