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River City Limits on WRIR – Mackenzie Roark Interview and Music

River City Limits is one of WRIR’s local music shows and airs every Saturday from 5-7pm.  I host the show at least once a month with a revolving cast of DJs.

This week, Mackenzie Roark talks about the upcoming release of her new record “Rollin’ High, Feelin’ Low” on October 18 on Vocal Rest Records.  The album release show is October 22 at Get Tight Lounge.

Also new music from Merciful Zero, B4NK M4CHIN3, Lean Year, Drook, Ohbliv, Piranha Rama and more.

This episode’s WRIR blog post.

Full playlist:

Merciful Zero “A Show” from single
I Am the Liquor “A Speck of Light” from A Speck of Light – Single
B4NK MACHIN3 “Days Like These” from single
Mackenzie Roark “Sweet Thing” from Sweet Thing – Single
>>Mackenzie Roark interview
Mackenzie Roark “Highway I’ve Been On” from Highway I’ve Been On – Single
Lean Year “The Trouble With Being Warm” from The Trouble With Being Warm – Single
Hotspit “Cave Dweller” from Hotspit on Audiotree Live – EP
Drook “She” from She – Single
Drook “Soap” from Soap – Single
Deau Eyes “Make Some Time” from Make Some Time – Single
Colpa Mia “Annie” from single
ohbliv “Raw Power Vibrations” from Raw Power Vibrations Extended Play – EP
Spooky Cool “Net Ignored” from Net Ignored – Single
Piranha Rama “A Door” from A Door – Single
Piranha Rama “Golden Blues” from Golden Blues – Single
Armagideon Time “Foxed In The Head (radio edit)” from single
Thunderchief “Screaming Pope Study (Dirty Feather Boas cover)” from single
TVLPA “The Eyes” from Fire… – EP
Dumb Waiter “Digging a Hole under a Bodega” from Gauche Gists
Halfcast “Return” from Return
Gold Connections “Confession” from Confession – Single
Pete Curry “Chevy Van” from Advice on Love
Keep “In the Deep” from In the Deep – Single
Ryan Kent (feat Jimmy Bower) “Bring Me My Monster” from single
The Ar-Kaics “To Be Free” from To Be Free – Single
Landon Elliott “Mona Lisa” from Mona Lisa – Single
Denali “Surface” from The Instinct

Good Eye Podcast – Go Forward Together Ride Recap

Today’s episode is a recap of the 3rd Annual Go Forward Together Ride.  It was recorded at Final Gravity Brewing, the start/finish line for the ride and site of the after party.  The after party actually became the main event as we had to cancel the ride due to remnants of Hurricane Ian rolling in and a state of emergency having been declared.  Safety is always the #1 priority.  Participating in the discussion are :

-Andrea Starr – Executive Director of the Forward Foundation
-Dan Cherkis – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and ride leader of the Carytown Bicycles Saturday morning group ride
-Tim Mullins – Market Manager Atlantic, Specialized Owned Retail
-Bryan Oprel – General Manager Carytown Bicycle Co., Specialized Owned Retail
-and me, Jay Smack – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and host and producer of the Good Eye Podcast.

Go Forward Together Ride
The Forward Foundation
Carytown Bicycle Company 
Final Gravity Brewing

For a complete list of sponsors and media partners go to goforwardtogetherride.com

Good Eye – Susanna Calvert – Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Susanna Calvert is the founder of the Foundation for Family and Community Healing.  Their mission is to “empower us all to create healthy, positive, rewarding relationships woth ourselves, each other, Earth, and the loving force greater than ourselves”.   What started as something Susanna began in 2018 following several tragic life events now reaches internationally helping people “change their behavior, and change their world.”

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Launch of thier Synapse Hub Sept 13

Silent Auction Fundraiser Nov. 18, at the Crossroads Art Center

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Good Eye Podcast – Henry Katinda – Empathy Children Initiative Uganda

Henry Katinda is a Ugandan Educator, Tourism Entrepreneur and Humanitarian. He is the Founder of Empathy Children Initiative, Uganda. It’s a charitable nonprofit helping vulnerable children in Uganda access education and other basic needs. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Henjo African Safaris, a Safari company that organizes Adventures, Vacations, Study excursions and Safaris to Uganda and Rwanda.

Links:
Empathy Children Initiative Uganda
ECIU on Facebook

Any kind of assistance can be donated to via GoFindMe.
https://gofund.me/fb75d625

Safari Tourism
Henjo African Safaris
Henjo African Safaris on Facebook

Go Forward Together Ride 2022 – Routes and Info

This is the 50-mile route and the 1.5-mile kids’ route for this year’s Go Forward Together cycling event fundraiser.

This year we’re proud to have added some new partners.  In addition to sponsors Primis Bank, The Goddard School, Virginia Credit Union, The Social Ginger, and Garth’s Gourmet Goodness, Final Gravity Brewing will be the location of the start/finish and the post-ride celebration, and the word is that they’ll be brewing a beer especially for the ride.  Carytown Bicycle Company will provide mechanical assistance and support.  And Palani Drive is providing lunch for the registered riders thanks to food sponsor Red River Foods.

Check out the routes via the Google Maps below, and get more info and sign up via the link.

#goforwardtogether


INFO, SIGN-UP AND SOCIAL
Go Forward Together Ride info and sign-up – find all the info you need and register for the ride.
Go Forward Together Strava Club – all are welcome whether you’re doing the ride or not because COMMUNITY.


ROUTES AND GPS
Strava Route
Garmin Connect Course
Ride With GPS Route


Google Maps of both routes – the 50-miler and the Kids’ Ride.

 

Good Eye Podcast – Michael Farley – Proper Walk

Your definition of a “proper walk” is likely very different from Michael Farley’s.

BIO:
Michael Farley is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a retired nonprofit CEO, and an adventurer.  He was the leader of Elk Hill, a human services organization based in Goochland VA, for 21 years.  Michael has also led adventure trips in the United States and Kenya for the past forty years.  Through both a global and local “lens”, he shares those adventures, the lessons learned, and relates how the experiences have helped shaped his own personal and professional values, his leadership beliefs, and his continued purpose in life to do good and have fun.

Michael has returned to Kenya over 30 times.  Since 2002, he has organized and led 13 Proper Walks in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley trekking over 2,000km and raising over $950,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program, which supports 560 orphans and is in the same area where Michael served in the Peace Corps.  He has known three generations of Kenyans and has seen firsthand the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Sahara Africa and the orphans left in its wake.

Michael refers to his Walks as Adventures for a Cause.  And they are real Adventures, complete with wild animal encounters, indigenous tribes, and ornery camels.   Over the years, the Cause has provided thousands of children hope for a much better future.

The Proper Walks have been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine and Newsweek.
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StudioB RVA – Doug Nunally – The Newlin Music Prize

Doug Nunally runs the online Richmond-area music magazine The Auricular and has spearheaded the creation of the new Newlin Music Prize,  “an award given to the best full-length album from the Richmond-Petersburg, VA metropolitan area based solely on artistic merit without regard to style or popularity.

Named after musical prodigy, VCU professor, and performer Dika Newlin (1923-2006), the prize launched in 2022 to award its first ever award for albums released in the previous calendar year. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize in the hope of fostering future recordings and performances.”

Newlin Music Prize short list

The Auricular

StudioB RVA

Good Eye Podcast – Andrey Karpov – TrueAgilityRVA, IT4Causes

Andrey Karpov is Director of Operations for IT4Causes.  They provide IT solutions for nonprofit clients.  He also has a burgeoning life coaching business in TrueAgilityRVA.  We get into the weeds and talk about the path that brought him to America from St. Petersburg Russia, early influences, favorite books, wellness practices and his plans to grow TrueAgility across the country.

IT4Causes.org

TrueAgilityRVA

Books referenced:

Andrey’s must have list:

Additional:

Good Eye Podcast – Jennifer Kell and Heather Pate – Robin’s Hope

Robin’s Hope is a Trauma Recovery Center where people healing from emotional trauma can find support, activities, and group discussions focused on developing resilience skills.  Jennifer Kell is a licensed clinical social worker and Heather Pate brings expertise through lived experience.

The discussion moves through past experience, inspiration of the name Robin’s Hope and even significance of the no drama trauma llama, the official mascot of Robin’s Hope.

This is a joint episode between The Good Eye Podcast and the Synapse Hubcast.   Find out more about the Synapse Network of businesses and nonprofit neighbors via their website below.

Robin’s Hope
Good Eye Podcast
Synapse Hubcast
Synapse Network

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