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 fourth 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 4 features:
Kyril Plaskon is the President of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and a former guest on Renoites (check out his full episode from last year here). Ky stopped by to talk about the massive changes to our multi-modal infrastructure downtown as Reno has embarked on a pilot project to explore new bike lanes and more. TMBA is also excited about upcoming events including bringing national and international multi-modal infrastructure experts to the Reno area in the coming months.
Eric Hare from the Life Change Center talked about the recovery services provided by that organization, and specifically about the importance of narcan in saving lives. Narcan can be administered to people suffering an overdose to block the opioid receptors in the brain long enough to obtain additional medical attention.
Rosie Gully is an organizer for NARAL, a national pro-choice organization dedicated to women's rights and abortion access. Rosie talked about what NARAL does to help endorse candidates who will defend those rights and hold them accountable during the legislative session.
Damien Maze is from Reno Satanic, a local satanic group, and stopped by to explain what satanism is all about (it's not demons and spooky things). Satanists believe in freedom from arbitrary authority, and being ourselves openly.
Chris Davin was visiting from Henderson Nevada and talked about the efforts of Henderson Equality to create the Henderson Pride Fest in the second-biggest city in Nevada. It was great to make some connections with people from other part of the state!
Thank you so much for listening! This is the fourth of 5 bonus episodes. I hope you enjoy this change of pace and different format. Regular episodes return on August 30! Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
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