Interviews on politics, culture, society, business, and much more with the most interesting and important people from in and around Reno, Nevada
Oliver X on Artown and Arts in Reno
Artown is gearing up to prepare for this year in a new location at Rancho San Rafael, and this week on the podcast Oliver X from Artown joins Conor to talk about the plans for 2021, the development of Reno's art scene, Burning Man's influence on Reno as an arts city, murals and public art, and so much more!
For more information about Artown, be sure to visit www.artown.org
For walking tours of Reno's murals, visit ArtSpot Reno
And visit the Nevada Museum of Art! https://www.nevadaart.org
Vickie Musni on DJ Trivia, Toastmasters, and Personalities
In this week's episode of Renoites, Conor welcomes his boss and friend, Vickie Musni to the show!
Vickie, along with her husband Craig, have been operating DJ Trivia Nevada since 2013 and providing live hosted trivia in up to 21 bar and restaurant venues every week. Conor has been a trivia host with them since 2019.
Vickie and Conor discuss the win/win business model of DJ Trivia, the importance of supporting local businesses, Toastmasters and improving our communication skills, Vickie's experience as a certified personality trainer, and so so much more!
Thanks for listening!
Holly Welborn on the ACLU and Incarceration in Nevada
This week, Conor speaks with Holly Welborn, Policy Director for the ACLU of Nevada. The ACLU has been involved with important civil liberties legislation and litigation for over 100 years in this country, with impacts on our freedom of speech, our right to vote, our privacy, and so much more.
On this episode, Conor and Holly focus on incarceration and issues of criminal justice, including incarcerated peoples' right to vote, abolition of the death penalty, the racial disparities of policing cannabis, and much more.
Thank you so much for listening and if you'd like to learn more, visit the ACLU of Nevada at https://www.aclunv.org
Kathryn Goetzke on Activating Hope
This week, Conor speaks with Kathryn Goetzke of hopefulcities.org
Reno is currently the first Hopeful City, part of a program designed to operationalize and teach the skill of hopefulness. Our ability to practice hopefulness is predictive of grades, mental health outcomes, and so much more.
Kathryn is a leader in understanding how we can actually learn hopefulness as a practical skill, and has promoted her work with a Global Hope Challenge, a book, a podcast, and the Hopeful Cities program which launched in Reno this month.
Ben Castro on RISE and Homelessness in Reno
This week on the podcast, Conor talks to Benjamin Castro. Ben is the executive director and founder of RISE, the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality. RISE has been an important organization in providing for our unsheltered community for over a decade.
In our interview, Ben doesn't just tell the story of RISE as an organization, but also the stories of some of the people RISE has helped along the way. This is an essential listen if you want to have a better understanding of the issues people living on the street in Reno face, and the efforts being made to help them.
Huge thanks to Ben and RISE for the great work they do, and for coming on the show to talk about it!
To learn more about RISE, please visit http://www.renoinitiative.org
Kimi Cole on Organizing Rural Voters
This week on Renoites, host Conor McQuivey talks to Kimi Cole, chair of the Nevada Rural Democrats. Kimi has been living and working in rural Nevada for years, and has been instrumental in bringing virtual town halls with statewide and national political candidates to rural voters, along with other methods of outreach to address the issues rural voters face.
In this episode, we mention NELIS, the online portal for voters to review legislation, watch hearings, and otherwise engage with the Nevada legislature. NELIS can be accessed at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021
Great local guests
This is my podcast and I’m really proud of it! Excited to have some really great guests and I hope that our conversations will cover many of the issues that matter to folks in Reno. Thanks for listening!
What a fun interview!!
The hour flew by. I feel like I learned some stuff while getting ready for work! Thank Conor looking forward to listening to the next one!