Jefferson Goolsby

In this episode, Adam chats with Jefferson Goolsby. A Pacific Northwest intermedia artist and faculty in the Media Arts program at Lane Community College. His creative work integrates video (multi-channel, screen-based, expanded cinema, and live cinema); interactive systems; sound design; installation; performance; and image making. Jeff often works with his award winning music composer wife, Dr. Mei-Ling Lee.

Find out about the children stories they are working on. One is called, “The Ocean Thief.” A beautiful tale about the ocean taking stories. Somewhat performance art and hopefully coming to a book store near you. You may also get some insight on what it’s like to work with your partner. Good and bad.

Ian Appow

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In our latest episode JoJo and Ian Appow sit down to talk trees, wildfire prevention and the wonder of living in Oregon!

Ian Appow is the coordinator for the Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project. The mission of the project is to maximize the social, economic and environmental benefits of Eugene’s urban forest. It’s a collaborative effort to minimize its costs and liabilities by means of adaptive management and community engagement.

Ian shares his experience working with the pilot program and how important fire mitigation is in the time of climate change, deforestation and the buildup of fuel that feeds fires. With consistently drier summers and our urban growth boundary ever changing due to population growth we find ourselves facing new challenges when it comes to controlling wildfires.

You can learn more about urban fire hazards, how to mitigate fires on your property and more by reaching out to the Eugene Fire Marshal, Eugene Public Works, Oregon Department of Forestry and Northwest Youth Corps. And of course by listening to this episode.

Maura Conlon-McIvor

Maura Conlon-McIvor

Maura spoke with JoJo about her work as a Depth Psychologist. She explains the need to dive deep into our personal and generational stories to help us find our place in the world. They talk about what happens when we really embrace who we are, what connects us to the world and if we have an active sense of wonder.

Maura writes and speaks to the importance of our sense of place in the world. With her family hailing from Ireland and New York City, she gleaned that “home” could mean one place and many places. “Stories were always right around us,” she says, “just as stories could be far afield and at times unreachable.”

To learn more check out her website, twitter, facebook & instagram.