Weld Found Podcast
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.

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.

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