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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

(May 30, 2018) Host Catherine read sits down with Rebecca Kolowe, Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). Formed in 1987, WFCM is a coalition of 12 area churches from Centerville and Chantilly that provide life-essential services to reduce hunger and the risk of homelessness amongst the most vulnerable residents of western Fairfax County….

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The Cause Finder App – Your Need to Know

(May 23, 2018)  Catherine Read sits down with Jill Hood and Emily Cowan, co-creators of a new technology application called Cause Finder. Their app is designed to help organizations connect, communicate and mobilize their grass-roots base. Following the Women’s March in January of 2017, Jill and Emily observed grass-roots engagement rise to heights that they…

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Senator Dick Saslaw – Inside Scoop

(May 21, 2018) Catherine Read sits down with Senator Dick Saslaw (D-35), Virginia’s Senate Minority Leader, for a wide-ranging discussion covering the upcoming proposed budget with a potential of Medicaid Expansion, gun violence legislation in the wake of yet another tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, TX, and the prospect of increased funding for both…

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

(May 16, 2018) Catherine Read speaks with Tony Cancelosi, CEO and Joceyln Hunter, Director of Communications, for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Since 1900, their organization has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Their work enables people of all…

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Walk for Peace – Student Peace Awards

(May 14, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Jessica Lee, founder of Community Peace Network, regarding their upcoming Walk For Peace and Unity, and Margaret Fisher, founder of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. They share information about their programs, and what drives them to both pursue and celebrate peace. In the first segment Catherine speaks…

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Russian Elections – Dr. Klara Bilgin

(May 9, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Dr.Klara Bilgin, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs for Virginia International University, about the outcome of the recent Russian elections. Dr. Bilgin shares her insights as to the what the future holds for Russia, and how she believes Vladamir Putin plans to exercise his influence inside…

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Tahirih Justice Center – Inside Scoop

(May 7, 2018) Catherine Read speaks with Anusce Sanai, Adriana López and Casey Carter Swegman about their roles at the Tahirih Justice Center. Through direct services, policy advocacy, training and education Tahirih protects immigrant women and girls, and promotes a world where women and girls enjoy equality and live in safety and dignity. The center…

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High School Voter Registration – Beth Tudan LWV

(May 2, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Beth Tudan, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Fairfax. Their discussion focuses on the League’s voter registration campaign for high school students, prior to the June 12th Primary and the November general elections. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization, founded during the suffragist…

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Rachna Heizer – Kitchen Table Conversations

(May 1, 2018) Catherine Read speaks with Rachna Sizemore Heizer about her son, Jake Sizemore, who is a local musician with special needs. Rachna speaks with Catherine about her journey as a parent navigating the system with a child with an autism diagnosis, and how she learned to focus on Jake’s abilities, instead of his…

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