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52:29Welcome back to Season 2 of KentNow! In this episode Kyle, Josh and Tracy discuss: Talk to Dominique Juleon from Business Impact NW and their client Fresh Family LLC about how their service launched a small Kent business. Human Resources Director Holly Harvey Smith joins us to talk about jobs available in the city. Kent Downtown Partnership Cider and Ale trail. Superbowl, snacks, and Puxatony Phil! If you have questions, comments or want to submit a "did ya know" email us at [email protected]
Here comes Season 2 of KentNow
49:38After a little holiday break, the band is back together with special guest Mayor Dana Ralph to talk about her City of Kent Progress Report. Mayor Ralph explains what the city accomplished in 2023, and what we will be working toward in 2024. There's some lighthearted discussion about cooking, Kent Parks programs, and can we get someone else to host award shows? We have a poll up on when you think the first snow will stick in 2024, check it out now on our @CityofKent Facebook page! Please like, subscribe, and leave us a review! If you have a question or a topic you think should be discussed, reach out to us at [email protected] Thanks for listening!
That’s it.. All done for 2023
34:41What a year it was Kent! Highlights for the year? We have so many! Mayor and Chief talking about National Night Out Public Works Director Dave Brock and his team to break down how the city handles snow and ice. Heather from Public Works says "Don't drain the fat" meaning DON'T put it down the drain. Mark and Ronda from Kent Parks talk about the Spotlight Series Somen in IT breaks down how the city uses the GIS system. There was so much in 2023 that we can't wait to tackle more in 2024! We hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we like putting it all together! Thank you for listening and please send us your recommendations on what you would like to hear more about to [email protected] Happy Holidays from all of us at KentNow!
Episode 25 is the Holiday Edition
1:14:31Rounding out the year with jingle bells and tinsel! Happy Holidays everyone! In this episode: You'll hear about Josh's love for tinsel and flocking. Shepard Pie and why everyone loves it. Heather Martin from our Public Works Department talks about Fats, Oils and Grease and why they could cause thousands in damage! Chef and cookbook author Christina Arokiasamy and her Taste of Kent series coming up in 2024 Food Blogger Erika Diama and her latest visit to Kent How you can get more involved with the city by applying for our Boards and Commissions. Kent City Council voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Ralph's 2024 Mid-Biennium Budget Adjustment proposal. Carpinito Bros have a long history here in Kent with the last "Did you know" of 2023 We would love your suggestions on topics or what you want in this pod! Please email us at [email protected] THANK YOU!
It’s our Thankful edition
43:24Welcome back to Episode 24 of KentNow! We are so glad you're back! It's our Thankful edition! On this episode you'll hear about: 2:08 National Educator Week let's celebrate those who teach! Josh, Tracy and Kyle talk about the influential teachers in their lives. 6:00 Take a Hike - get outside and explore some of Kent's best trails. 7:10 It's the Thankful episode, so what are we thankful for? 11:44 Kent Station Gingerbread House contest and pics with Santa 13:18 Special Guests Mark Hendrickson and Ronda Billerbeck from Kent Parks to talk about Winterfest, Christmas Rush 5-10k, Spotlight Series and the new art in Centennial. 31:49 To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Josh talks about the Berlin Bros and their 1900 general merchandise store in "Did you know." 37:00 What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? 42:20 Next time on KentNow Thanks for listening as always, and if you have a suggestion comment, please reach out to us at [email protected]
Are you Winter weather ready?
59:16Welcome back to KentNow Episode 23! In this episode we talk with: Deputy Director/Operations of our Public Works Operations Dave Brock breaks down the robust Winter weather plan Street and Vegetation Manager Bill Thomas discusses the KentWorks app and how to put in a complaint if you find a pothole or some street damage, and Street Field Supervisor Brent Collins talks about how the city determines which street/road gets treated first. Kimberly Behimer and Jenny Kaiser from Emergency Management tell us what we need in our car or home when an emergency hits and we wrap up the episode with some fun events happening in Kent! Enjoy! Please like, review and subscribe!
It’s the SPOOKY Edition of KentNow plus some hockey.
49:23Welcome to Episode 22! In this pod: we talk to Ian Furness from 93.3 KJR and Fox 13 to discuss the T-Birds season opener and the road trip ahead. Jordan Gustafson from the Seattle Thunderbirds talks about his injury and how the rehab is going. Cynthia Boyd from Kent Station will fill us in on the special stuff happening for the Haunted Boolevard on Halloween night! Kevin is in for Kyle this week to share more about his favorite Halloween Candy, Josh has a great "Did ya know" about Day of the Dead, and Tracy likes candy corn. Thanks for listening!
21 comes with responsibility.
45:48Thanks for joining us for episode 21. Can you believe it? Josh, Tracy, and Kyle get into the T-Swift/Travis Kelce thing, traumatic dental work, and what happens now that the Kent City Councilmembers received Mayor Ralph's proposed mid-biennium budget. Somen Palit from the IT department stops in to talk about our GIS software, and how AI will work in the future.
Special Edition of KentNow with the Seattle Thunderbirds
30:58Taking the show on the road! Down the road to accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington where the Seattle Thunderbirds call home! Josh, Kyle, and Tracy break down some T-Bird history, we talk to Sam Popowich and Mekai Sanders about the upcoming season, and Print Shop Steve takes us back in time to the Mercer Arena. This is just the first installment of a season-long collaboration with coaches, the team, and fans. We are excited about this partnership with the Seattle Thunderbirds!
32:23Welcome back to Episode 19! Josh, Tracy and Kyle talk to Uriel Varela Jr about Welcoming Week It's time to watch your block with Block Watch 101 Grants coming in for our award-winning Parks Department Don't forget a special episode of KentNow next week with the Western Conference Champions Seattle Thunderbirds!