54 episodes

We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream is a conversational podcast of humanness, community, and well-being rooted in Chaffee County, Colorado. It is part of the We Are Chaffee storytelling initiative.

The We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with the Chaffee County Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities.

Show notes and transcripts are available at wearechaffee.org. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.

We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream We Are Chaffee

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream is a conversational podcast of humanness, community, and well-being rooted in Chaffee County, Colorado. It is part of the We Are Chaffee storytelling initiative.

The We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with the Chaffee County Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities.

Show notes and transcripts are available at wearechaffee.org. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.

    Ken Matthews & Jon Pray, on Mick Jagger, Black Panthers, playing rugby, ‘Chaffee Housing Report’ & 'A Home in Paradise'

    Ken Matthews & Jon Pray, on Mick Jagger, Black Panthers, playing rugby, ‘Chaffee Housing Report’ & 'A Home in Paradise'

    Jon Pray and Ken Matthews join host Adam Williams for a half-interview, half-coffee chat episode.
    Ken hosted a radio show called Chaffee Housing Report for several years. Jon was the radio engineer behind the scenes on that show as he often is for Looking Upstream. Adam pulls back the curtain to learn more about each of these guests and to get them to tell a bit on each other along the way.
    Jon tells stories of interviewing Mick Jagger on the radio years ago, and covering a clash between the Black Panthers and riot police at a basketball game. Ken talks about his history with rugby and, on the softer side, gardening. Among other things.
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    We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with Chaffee County (Colo.) Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's Office of Health Equity. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffeepod.com, and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; and Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator.

    • 59 min
    Looking Upstream's Growth & Evolution in Year Three

    Looking Upstream's Growth & Evolution in Year Three

    In this short episode of We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast, Adam Williams is solo. He highlights episodes and topics from the past two years of the podcast and talks about what's on his mind for Looking Upstream's growth and evolving future as the show heads into year three.
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    The We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with the Chaffee County Departments of Public Health and Housing, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffee.org and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator; and Heather Gorby, logo and web design.

    • 7 min
    Julie Speer Jackson, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker & director of ‘A Home in Paradise’

    Julie Speer Jackson, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker & director of ‘A Home in Paradise’

    Julie Speer Jackson is an Emmy Award-winning documentary director and producer. In this conversation, she talks about how she went from studying biochemistry in French, while a college student in Brussels, Belgium, to theater and eventually a career in filmmaking. 
    She talks with Adam Williams about her innovative DocuReach approach to making films. It’s a model for social change that makes filmmaking a team sport, rather an ego-driven, command-and-control kind of endeavor.
    They also talk about the evolution of technology throughout Julie’s career, from digibeta to the role of the Internet and YouTube, to her becoming an FAA-licensed drone pilot and her thoughts on the use of AI. Among other things.
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    We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with Chaffee County (Colo.) Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffee.org, and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator; and Heather Gorby, logo and web design.

    • 53 min
    Carrie & Michael Fox, on grief & healing, Russian roulette & revelation, poetry & music, and a whole lotta love

    Carrie & Michael Fox, on grief & healing, Russian roulette & revelation, poetry & music, and a whole lotta love

    Michael and Carrie Fox are a married musical duo that perform as Known Odyssey. Michael also is a poet and video artist. Carrie also is a writer, music therapist and grief counselor.
    Carrie has published writing about grief and loss. She was a music therapist for hospice patients for years, and she lost her dad to pancreatic cancer when she was 22 years old. Michael lost his mom to lung cancer when he was only 17, and his dad rarely was involved in his life.
    This incredible conversation dives into the human experiences of grief and loss, healing and gratitude, resilience and forgiveness. And a whole lotta love.
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    We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with Chaffee County (Colo.) Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffee.org, and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator; and Heather Gorby, logo and web design.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Thuy Nguyen, on self-empowerment & breaking free from a cult-like religion, overcoming postpartum depression, choosing gratitude & the pursuit of joy

    Thuy Nguyen, on self-empowerment & breaking free from a cult-like religion, overcoming postpartum depression, choosing gratitude & the pursuit of joy

    Thuy Nguyen is a poet, writer and speaker on self-empowerment. She came up in a cult-like religious environment. When Thuy was a teen, she was preyed upon by a church leader and, ultimately, shunned by that community. Adam talks with Thuy about those experiences, how she broke free from the church, and what she’s learned about leadership, accountability and forgiveness in the process.
    They also talk about mental health, including Thuy’s experience of postpartum depression – the fear, the extreme paranoia – and how she worked her way through that and found the light again.
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    We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with Chaffee County (Colo.) Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffee.org, and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator; and Heather Gorby, logo and web design.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mahting Putelis, on his Latvian roots in Michigan, his ‘dirtbag’ 20s, realities of adventure photography, emergence of AI & the three things people want

    Mahting Putelis, on his Latvian roots in Michigan, his ‘dirtbag’ 20s, realities of adventure photography, emergence of AI & the three things people want

    Mahting Putelis grew up in a Latvian community in Kalamazoo, MI. It was extraordinarily formative, and is a source of great pride for Mahting. Adam talks with him about that upbringing and community, and its influences on him.
    They also talk about Mahting’s history with photography, the realities of trying to thrive as an adventure photographer, and the emergence of artificial intelligence and its effect on Mahting’s photographic work. Among other things, like being a “dirtbag” climber and adventure guide living in a van throughout his 20s. 
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    We Are Chaffee's Looking Upstream podcast is a collaboration with Chaffee County (Colo.) Public Health and the Chaffee Housing Authority, and is supported by the Colorado Public Health & Environment: Office of Health Disparities. 
    You can see show notes, read the show transcript, and learn more about the Looking Upstream podcast (and related storytelling initiatives) at wearechaffee.org, and on Instagram @wearechaffeepod.
    We Are Chaffee (wearechaffee.org) partners with KHEN radio (khen.org) in Salida, Colo., for local broadcasting of the Looking Upstream podcast.
    Credits
    Adam Williams, host, producer and photographer; Jon Pray, engineer and producer; Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Chaffee County Public Health and Environment; Lisa Martin, We Are Chaffee Community Advocacy Coordinator; and Heather Gorby, logo and web design.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

qwerddfh ,

Inspired

This is the most positive and insightful podcast I’ve heard in a while and even better that it highlights some really interesting stories and people who live right here in Chaffee County. Adam is an excellent interviewer and his well researched and insightful line of conversational questions make the interview feel personal and meaningful. Everyone who lives in and/or loves Chaffee County should give it a listen.

Dliteful23 ,

Excellent interviews and guests I admire

It’s clear Adam does a significant amount of research prior to the interviews, leading to deep, thoughtful discussions with his guests. This is an incredible resource for a rural area and it’s inspiring to hear from the amazing people in Chaffee county.

Travis Macy ,

Fantastic!

Great podcast with depth and spirit. Keep it going with long form conversations.

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