As regular listeners know, the format of the Renoites podcast is generally long form interviews lasting about an hour. I really like this format because it lets me get into more substantive discussions and learn a lot. This episode is a little different, and is the second of 5 bonus episodes recorded at Northern Nevada Pride on 7/23/22 in Reno, Nevada.
At the festival, I set up a mobile recording studio with big comfy chairs and invited friends, former guests, folks from various nonprofits, and even a couple passersby to sit down and record quick interviews to share what they do and the things that matter to them.
Each of these five bonus episodes will contain a handful of mini interviews. I'm very grateful to everyone who took some time to sit down and chat at the festival and am excited to share these conversations with you.
Bonus Episode 2 features:
Rabbi Benjamin Zober from Temple Sinai, the largest Jewish congregation in Northern Nevada, to talk about religious inclusion and building a better world, and his hopes for more affirming religious groups to have a presence at Pride in the future.
Daniel Rothberg from The Nevada Independent about his reporting on environmental issues like water availability and how it interacts with Reno's rapid growth. Daniel is also starting work on writing a book about this topic, so look for it in a bookstore near you (eventually).
Jackie Shelton stopped by to talk about the Cordillera Film Festival which just took place this last weekend in Reno and featured a huge selection of films from around the world including many that hope to qualify for Oscar contention, as well as her work with Northern Nevada Marches Forward, an expansion of the annual Women's March to provide learning and activism opportunities throughout year.
Christina Phillips, a brand new employee with Planned Parenthood talked about the challenges women face in finding reproductive health care, the work Planned Parenthood does to provide not just abortions but routine examinations and screenings, and the gratitude we have to live in a state like Nevada that protects abortion rights.
Mercedes Krause is running for the US House of Representative in Congressional District 2 which covers almost the entire northern half of the state. She talked about the reasons she is running for office, the intersecting needs of the indigenous communities and rural communities in Nevada, and much more!
Willie Puchert is the President of the Sons and Daughters of Erin, Northern Nevada's local Irish heritage club. The organization attends community events, recently restored 18th century graves of Irish settlers in Virginia City, hosts an annual St. Patrick's Day dinner and more.
Thank you so much for listening! This is the second of 5 bonus episodes. I hope you enjoy this change of pace and different format. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean or
To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean App.