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Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University

(Sept. 26, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Suzy Rigdon-Williams and Kara Oakleaf, professors at George Mason University (GMU), about the upcoming Fall for the Book Festival. This is the 20th anniversary of the four-day event, featuring over 150 authors.  It will run from October 11th-14th on the GMU campus. Planning for this event goes on all…

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Workforce Development Through SkillSource – Deb Stopak

(Nov 22, 2017) Catherine Read talks with Deb Stopak, Director of Advancement for SkillSource. Established in 2003, SkillSource is the non-profit fiscal agent for the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board (NVWDB.) There are 15 Workforce Development areas in Virginia, and SkillSource serves Area 11 which covers Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County and the…

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Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread – Fairfax)

(Aug. 8, 2016) Catherine Read welcomes Lisa Whetzel, Executive Director of Britepaths, to discuss the organization’s re-branding. On July 21st, the non-profit known as Our Daily Bread, Inc. – Fairfax for 32 years, announced the organization’s new name. The discussion around rebranding has taken place over the course of the last five years as it…

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Fairfax County Meals Tax Referendum

(June 13, 2016) Catherine Read addresses a proposed referendum on the November 2016 ballot in Fairfax County to raise additional revenue through a countywide meals tax. Guests include Kimberly Adams, President of the Fairfax Education Association addressing the need for this revenue to support the Fairfax County Public School System. Jim Corcoran, President of the…

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SPARC – Specially Adapted Resource Clubs

(June 9, 2015) Catherine Read talks with Donna Goldbranson, Executive Director of SPARC (Specially Adapted Resource Clubs) and Lee Ann Caulkins, Director of SPARC Connects. The community of adults with disabilities continues to search for ways to integrate with the larger social community. This means finding ways of getting people with a variety of challenges engaged…

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The Fight for Affordable Housing in Fairfax

(April 6, 2015) Catherine Read discusses Affordable Housing with Lisa Whetzel, the Executive Director of the non-profit Our Daily Bread, and with Ken McMillon of the Copmmunity Action Advisory Board. With numerous redevelopment projects in Fairfax City being presented for City Council approval, the issue of those displaced must be addressed.

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