• #82: Economic Crisis and Recovery

    Right before the pandemic shut down our community, we spoke with Mike Reid, the Economic Development Director of Olympia, about how our local economy was faring (episode #58). Two weeks […]

  • #37: Downtown Olympia and City Government

    To wrap up our series on downtown Olympia, we invited two city employees who focus on downtown planning. Amy Buckler is the downtown programs manager and Max DeJarnatt is working […]

  • #36: EGYHOP in Downtown Olympia

    EGYHOP (Emma Goldman Youth and Homeless Outreach Project) has been around for over 20 years providing services to homeless people in downtown Olympia. As part of our series of perspectives […]

  • #34: Feeding the Hungry in Downtown

    The main hub for the Thurston County Food Bank is located in an area downtown that has a high concentration of tents. We spoke with their executive director, Robert Coit, […]

  • #33: Concerns about Downtown

    Continuing our series on perspectives of downtown Olympia, we interviewed Brianne. She loves to come downtown, but lately doesn’t feel that it is a safe and welcoming environment based on […]

  • #32: Downtown Business

    This is the second episode on our series of perspectives on downtown Olympia. We interviewed two business owners, Jacob David of Nineveh Assyrian and Nathan Reilly of Three Magnets Brewing. […]

  • #31: Living in Downtown Olympia

    This episode is the first of a series about perspectives of downtown Olympia. We recorded an interview with two residents, Kento Azegami and David Scherer Water, to learn their story […]

  • #17: Andy Haub and Sea Level Rise

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, we talk about sea level rise in downtown Olympia with Andy Haub, Water Resources Director for the city. What’s up with the current […]

  • #11: Ron Thomas and Downtown Development

    We interviewed Ron Thomas of Thomas Architecture Studios. His firm is involved with most of the new development projects downtown, as well as others in the region. We asked him: […]


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