Archive for: July, 2017

Reality Check, Approval Voting, Voting Suppression, Who Is Running?

July 31, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, Approval Voting, Voting Suppression, Who Is Running?

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee discuss another alternate voting method:  Approval Voting.  It’s much easier than Rank Choice Voting.  It’s biggest drawback is that it doesn’t have a ‘catchy’ name.  The Voting Integrity Commission is up and running.  Sadly, Colorado is one of the states cooperating with it.  Thanks W...

Council Matters:

July 31, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters:

Category : Council Matters

They’re at it again – discussing things you won’t hear at council meetings. Tom & Bill discuss Red Light cameras (being considered by Chief Carey). Plus: Should council put recreational marijuana to a vote? There’s a lot crammed into this 40 minute segment with Colorado Springs city councilors Bill Murray ...

A Fresh Take on Berries

July 27, 2017 0 min to read

A Fresh Take on Berries

Category : A Fresh Take

Chef Stevie is at it again. Today’s episode, will it be spices? No! Vegetables? No! Wine? Definitely not! Chocolate? No! It’s berries! Lots, and Lots of berries. Strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, loganberries, and the list goes on. Chef Stevie says you should eat the berries and not drink them. 2017 07 24 https://f...

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Hiking Barr Trail, the Manitou Incline, what it takes to buy a new backpack & more

July 26, 2017 0 min to read

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Hiking Barr Trail, the Manitou Incline, what it takes to buy a new backpack & more

Category : Outdoors with Hiking Bob

Bob and Kevin talk about hiking to Barr Trail, doing the Manitou Incline, Hammock Camping, what it takes to buy the proper backpack, and more. Links for some topics discussed on this podcast: Hammocking: www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice…ng-responsibly.html Heizer Trail info: https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/dont-want-to-pay-...

Easy Vegan: Eric C. Lindstrom is The Skeptical Vegan

July 25, 2017 0 min to read

Easy Vegan: Eric C. Lindstrom is The Skeptical Vegan

Category : Easy Vegan

This week on Episode 93 of Easy Vegan: Eric C. Lindstrom went from notorious meat-eater to vegan overnight. In his funny and informative new book The Skeptical Vegan: My Journey from Notorious Meat Eater to Tofu-Munching Vegan – dubbed a vegan “survival guide” –  he shares what he’s learned. Also ava...

Council Matters: Public Safety July 24 2017

July 24, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Public Safety July 24 2017

Category : Council Matters

Our two astute council members, Bill Murray and Tom Strand, plod through the swamp of funding and the problems of Public Safety. Why are citizens reluctant to adequately fund Public Safety? Don’t they want that 911 call to be answered? Or that emergency vehicle to respond in a timely manner. Get your answers in this timely conv...

We the People: Mike Callicrate – Local Food

July 24, 2017 0 min to read

We the People: Mike Callicrate – Local Food

Category : We the People

Electra is joined by Mike Callicrate from Ranch Foods Direct www.mikecallicrate.com to talk about local food, the power that corporations have over our food systems and what we can do about it to make our communities more resilient, independent and sovereign. Mike and Electra cover a vast array of topics relating to how local foods...

Reality Check July 21, 2017 with special guest Joe Barrera

July 23, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check July 21, 2017 with special guest Joe Barrera

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Dee, and Joe discuss Rank Choice Voting.   Rank choice voting is a better way to vote.  It gives everyone a voice.  It eliminates negative advertising.  It stops fringe candidates from winning.  It has the side effect of a more involved electorate.  In US cities where it is used, there is a higher voter turn out.  It is...

How to Build a Profitable Event Planning Business with Tami Forero

July 22, 2017 1 min to read

How to Build a Profitable Event Planning Business with Tami Forero

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Tami Forero has been an event planner for 25 years. She started as a trained musician, then got into the banking industry in South Florida, and from there moved to Colorado Springs and started her event planning company in 2006. As CEO of Forte Events, she serves international corporate clients, non-profits, weddings and celebratio...

July 21, 2017 0 min to read

Category : Council Matters

Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand are at it again, discussing Colorado Springs issues with wit, charm and daring. No holds barred when discussing Stormwater issues that face the city – including EPA lawsuit, Pueblo lawsuit, and the difficulty of financing Stormwater infrastructure. Does the City have the leadership to m...