Life in Colorado
Gail Hamilton Author and Inspirational Speaker

Gail Hamilton Author and Inspirational Speaker

October 14, 2019

Gail believes that “Our desire to fly must be bigger than our fear of falling.” Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance, and a Master of Arts degree in psychology and counseling. As a speaker, author, facilitator, performer, and teacher, Gail has empowered, and inspired others to see their opportunities, choices, passion, creativity, and to live a life of greatness. Gail’s autobiography: “Soaring into Greatness: a Blind Woman’s Vision to Live her Dreams and Fly” is a personal memoire of courage, truth, perseverance and determination. It reveals how Gail lost most of her sight at birth, became totally blind at age eleven, sang the leading roles in “La Boheme” and “La Traviata” while in graduate school, lost her Self in a relationship, found her independence and dignity with having four Seeing Eye dogs.  Gail gives some valuable insights for those with sight in how to react to Seeing Eye Dogs.

Imagination Library/ Dolly Parton Foundation

Imagination Library/ Dolly Parton Foundation

October 6, 2019

When Sara Randall moved to Denver from California in 2014, she was familiar with the program from her work in the nonprofit sector, and couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist in her new zip code. Randall, with the help of a few volunteers, started the Imagination Library of Denver (ILD), which now serves 900 kids in three Denver zip codes (80205, 80211, and 80220).

“This program is proven to increase kindergarten readiness and kids in the program test higher on assessments,” says Randall, director of ILD. “But more than that, parents are happy to see their kids become interested and excited about reading.”

 

Community Resources, Inc. - Sept 29, 2019

Community Resources, Inc. - Sept 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Community Resources Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that has served the students, families, and staff of Denver and Denver Public Schools since 1972. The goal of our organization is to enhance the education of students utilizing hundreds of volunteers from the Denver community who share their time, knowledge and enthusiasm. Each year CRI creates and coordinates thousands of programs that reach over 90,000 student contacts.

Timothy Krueger, Artistic Director of Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir

Timothy Krueger, Artistic Director of Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir

September 22, 2019

An introduction to Colorado’s first and most influential professional choir and their impact on the musical community of Colorado.

Advocates for Recovery with James Gonnon,  Peer recovery Coach

Advocates for Recovery with James Gonnon, Peer recovery Coach

September 15, 2019

Advocates for recovery Colorado is a grass roots organization made up of people throughout Colorado who are part of the new recovery movement.

 

www.advocatesforrecovery.org

Mental Health Month - May 25, 2019

Mental Health Month - May 25, 2019

May 25, 2019

May is national Mental Health Month. This week we sit down with JoAnn Toney from Mental Health Center of Denver. We talk about the resources available and examine good mental health.

 

https://mhcd.org/

Bison Industry - May 12, 2019

Bison Industry - May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019

The bison industry is booming in Colorado. Bison thrive in our extreme weather and are considered a highly nutritious meat. No longer endangered, local ranchers want you to eat up. This week we talk with bison rancher and executive director of the National Bison Association, David Carter.

 

https://bisoncentral.com/

Money Matters for Kids - Apr 28, 2019

Money Matters for Kids - Apr 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

Kids and money. What do they know? What do they need to learn? We sit down with CFA Gregg Murset. He uses his expertise as a father of six to stress the long term importance of handing down understanding of money matters to the next generation.

 

https://busykid.com

Central City Opera - Apr 21, 2019

Central City Opera - Apr 21, 2019

April 21, 2019

The Central City Opera House has stood in the Black Hawk historic district since the 1930s. They have performed countless operas designed to "inspire creativity and open minds". We are joined by Emily Murdock, associate director of education. She shares their unique history and the summer plans of the Central City Opera.

 

https://centralcityopera.org/

National Advanced Care Planning Week - Apr 14, 2019

National Advanced Care Planning Week - Apr 14, 2019

April 14, 2019

April 15th isn't just tax day. It's the kick off of National Healthcare Decisions Week. Started back in 2008, medical professional use this week to urge people to discuss, decided, and document their advanced care wishes. Perform DNR or revive? Burial or cremation? Awkward topics to say the least. We are joined by family practitioner Dr. Todd Wisser. Dr. Wisser gives guidance on how to approach these delicate topics with loved ones.

 

https://www.nhdd.org/

https://www.nwphysicians.com/providers/todd-wisser-d-o/