The Bellingham Podcast
About This Show
Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Recorded in Bellingham or on location (typically in their favorite local coffee establishments) in City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 60 "PNW Holiday Sandlot"
Have yourself a maker & giver Christmas. We'll share some ways to joyfully give back to some little Bellingham kiddos worthy of your generosity. AJ talks about #watchfast, his endeavor in leather making, and Seiko's end of year announcements. And "you're kill'n me Smalls!" AJ & Chris chat on the merits of Facebook for businesses ...and now messenger for kids? Stay healthy this holiday season!
Remember that SNK807 AJ is #watchfasting witha leather strap- did he forget to mention that is a strap he made by hand.
* 2017 was a “makers” Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
A 2018 Powell Pivot?
Chris Powell Associates has been active for 6 years. Time for a change to better reflect my services?
**Facebook Business page?- say what, yes Chris just say that.**
Speaking of Facebook - **Where is future going with social...**
* Facebook announces a way for under 13 years olds to use Messenger (under supervision of mom/dad) https://messengerkids.com/
* COPA (because AJ forgot)
* “Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was a law in the United **States** of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of restricting access by minors to any material defined as harmful to such minors on the Internet.”
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Play Santa this season and give generously to some worthy non-profits in Bellingham that help out the little kids.
Lydia Place (https://lydiaplace.org/) - “Every family deserves a home”
Bellingham-based non-profit serving families since 1989. Housing case management, parenting support, behavioral health counseling. Partnering with Bellingham property management and housing authorities in ending homelessness one family at a time.
Blue Skies for Children (http://www.blueskiesforchildren.org/) - “Raising hope and self-esteem in young hearts and minds”
Sponsors children in programs to enrich their lives; sports, dance, swimming, martial arts, music, art lessons. Support for school trips. Back-to-school backpack program.
Skookum Kids (http://www.skookumkids.org/) - “Caring for foster kids in Whatcom County”
Volunteer-staffed facility to care for children transitioning into foster care. They work with caseworkers to find the right long-term solution for these kids. They work with foster parents and “respite care” providers. This year they bought Perch & Play on State street and use it to host events like Foster Parents night out.
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Tech That Caught our eye
* Seiko announces “ba