Local Matters is a weekly spoken word program focusing on interviews with interesting community members, information on upcoming events and discussions around our community issues. This collective program combines the efforts of many volunteers who contribute program content and production.
This program is currently active and being produced on a regular basis (weekly). Catch Local Matters on Peach City Radio at the following dates & times:
Tuesdays @ 1800h
Saturdays @ 0900h
New episodes of this program are regularly posted to this archive Fridays @ 0600h.
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- Episode 16 Posted: September 22, 2023 - 60 minutes
In this Episode, “Piece of Mind” host Rebekah Humphrey interviews Lisa Lewis about her work as a crisis worker supporting others. Also, Danielle headed down to the Global Climate Strike and interviewed Lori Goldman about the meaning behind the march
Paul Crawford (with interjections from Julie Fowler and Danielle Savage) interviews Tim Lezard, Dean Schreiber, and Clint Gabriel about the Penticton Indian Band’s Guardian program and all that it entails, including creating nests for burrowing owls
Xeriscape and Native Plants: South Okanagan Gardens and habitat. Nora Macleod-Glover interviews Lisa Scott, the Executive Director of OASISS
(Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Species Society) and Sigrie Kendrick, Executive Director of OXA (Okanagan Xeriscape Association) about plants: what to plant, what to avoid, and how to care for the unique land and ecosystem of the South Okanagan
Bonnie O’Sullivan interviews Omar Tamayo Romo about his experiences moving his family to Canada, studying at Okanagan College, and his work using an algae bioreactor to “green” the beer-making process.
Paul Crawford interviews 93-year old painter Richard Reid about his artistic practice and his exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery.
Also showing “Rooted In The Okanagan” by Noll Colin Derriksan (Toussowasket), The Offering” by Shizuye Takashima, and various events and venues in Penticton this summer!
In this episode, new Local Matters volunteers Julie Fowler, Rebekah Humphrey, Lisa Rettie, and Darren Rettie join host Danielle Savage on a sailing adventure on Okanagan Lake with Dan and Robyn Hines of Winds of Change in Naramata. They talk about how Dan and Robyn came to the Okanagan, wayfinding, how sailing relates to mindfulness practices, and the twists and turns of life’s adventures.