This a podcast for and about residents of Lamorinda. It aims to foster community within Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga by facilitating personal and professional connections, assist with information sharing and tapping neighborly expertise and shared interests.
Lafayette's Craig Isaacs discusses his Pandemic Porch-traits project
Craig has combined his passion for photography with his desire to help during the pandemic. Craig takes family pictures on porches in exchange for a donation to the Monument Crisis Center. Having raised more than 75k, Craig expresses his gratitude to those who have participated and donated to this important ongoing cause and reminds folks it's not too late to participate!
Lafayette's Christine Raymond discusses her magazine: Lafayette Social.
Owner of Lafayette Social, Christine discusses how this local magazine came to be and how it supports her passion for creating connections and community.
Lafayette's Graham Wiseman talks mental health in Lamorinda high schools
Graham's son was an Acalanes student when he took his own life. Graham has dedicated his life to ensuring other parents don't ever have to experience a similar loss. Graham talks about his advocacy for school wellness centers and how Lamorindans can watch for signs of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in children.
Moraga's Karen Ferguson discusses refugee resettlement
Karen Ferguson is the former director of the Northern California branch of the International Rescue Committee. She discusses her work in the global humanitarian sector, the process of refugee resettlement, and what skills she acquired running a non-governmental organization.
Lafayette's Sharp Barbershop discusses what makes their shop special
Sharp Barber shop owners, EJ and Sheldon, discuss how they created the “Cheers” environment at a barbershop right here in Lafayette. The shop with a cult following, the owners discuss their services which include an optional shot of the finest whisky, a great music playlist and the haircut you deserve. Calling all dads looking for the perfect venue for a father-son outing. This could be your spot.
Lafayette's Sandra Ann Harris discusses her new book: Say Goodbye To Plastic.
Mom, author and product of K-12 Orinda schooling, Sandra Ann Harris reflects on her lightbulb moment picking up her son from daycare when she realized that plastic was everywhere. She has now written a book to share her life hacks for plastic-free living. Sandra Ann reveals "easy buttons" at Whole Foods, how to flag your Amazon account for no plastic packaging and how to vote with your wallet.
Love that it’s local thank you!
Very interesting if you live in Moraga, Orinda or Lafayette.
Love the warmer sound of the more recent episodes, sounds like NPR.
Keep it up!
I love this podcast and the host. Thank you for taking the time to put together these cool stories for this community. You rock!