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Colorado Issues - Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan - Dec 31, 2017

Colorado Issues - Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan - Dec 31, 2017

December 31, 2017

Ginger White Brunetti, deputy director at Denver Arts and Venues, gives an update on Denver’s cultural plan “Imagine 2020.”  Planning started in 2014 by getting input from people engaged in all areas of the arts.  Now, at the beginning of 2018, the year 2020 is fully in view and the plan is fully in effect.  Ginger details the progress and accomplishments of Imagine 2020 to date and the challenges that exist moving forward. 

Colorado Issues - Funds Available For Low Income Homeowners - December 24, 2017

Colorado Issues - Funds Available For Low Income Homeowners - December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017

Shannon McGinty from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority details rehab funds and programs available to qualifying homeowners, and a new project in conjunction with Denver Water to check water pipes for lead.  For more information, go online to renewdenver.org

Colorado Issues - Mitzy Perdue - Tips on Keeping Family Holiday Gatherings Non-Toxic - Dec 17, 2017

Colorado Issues - Mitzy Perdue - Tips on Keeping Family Holiday Gatherings Non-Toxic - Dec 17, 2017

December 17, 2017

Mitzy Perdue is the wife of the late Frank Perdue of Perdue Chicken and the daughter of the co-founder of the Sheraton Hotels, and an expert at keeping families with divergent political views from exploding into warfare at holiday gatherings.  She gives her insights for this holiday season, and explains how those same insights can empower and sustain family businesses. She is the author of How To Make Your Family Business Last. For more information, go to mitziperdue.com (if you can keep a secret, she is offering the book at a special secret price to our listeners at MitzyPerdue.com/discount.  Shhhhh

 

Colorado Issues - The Consequences of Pride and Power Gone Amuck - December 10, 2017

Colorado Issues - The Consequences of Pride and Power Gone Amuck - December 10, 2017

December 10, 2017

Rand Robison was an extremely successful insurance salesman and business owner who “got too full of himself” and began believing the accolades that came his way.  He ended up in prison.  He believes the root of his problem was pride, which allowed him to disregard warning signs that went off when he started doing things he knew were wrong.  He details his story in From Pride to Prison: A Cautionary Tale, by A. Rand Robison, available at Amazon.  The problem of pride, Robison says, is at the root of today’s biggest news stories detailing sexual misconduct and other failures of powerful people in the media, in Hollywood, in politics, and on your own street.  More information at arandrobison.com

Colorado Issues - Bessie’s Hope – One-on-One Interactive Companionship for Nursing Homes  Patients - December 3, 2017

Colorado Issues - Bessie’s Hope – One-on-One Interactive Companionship for Nursing Homes Patients - December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

Bessie’s Hope finds and trains volunteers ranging from school age kids to adults who provide interactive companionship with elders in nursing homes.  Linda Holloway co-founded Bessie’s Hope in honor of her grandmother to provide meaningful interaction with elders who often feel like they have nothing to offer.  Invariably, both resident and volunteer come to know each appreciates the other.

For information, go online to BessiesHope.org