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The Neighbor Next Door
19 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Trevor Hinz- A Beautiful Adventure
For our 100th episode, it's appropriate that we have the Chairman of the Neighboring Movement's board of directors on the podcast, Trevor Hinz. Trevor has been with the Neighboring Movement since the very beginning and this week he sits down with hosts, Matt and Adam, to talk about our humble beginnings, some of our pivoting moments, and where we are now.To learn more about the Neighboring Movement, go to www.NeighboringMovement.org.
24 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
This week on the podcast, hosts Adam and Matt re-examine our 3nd ingredient in our Good Neighbor Soup: Joy. At the Neighboring Movement, joy isn't just another word for happiness. To live and neighbor joyfully and authentically, joy must encompass happiness as well as emotions like grief and gratitude. If you haven't listened to the first two ingredients, Relationship & Abundance, those were aired September 14 & September 28.Find out more about what we are doing at The Neighboring Movement by visiting www.NeighboringMovement.org.
21 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Myrna Craig: Follow Your Gut
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam continue to interview members of the Neighboring Movement board of directors. Myrna Craig has been a part of the Neighboring Movement since the beginning and recently joined the board again. In this episode she shares some of her stories of moving onto a new block, what it is like to neighbor as an introvert, and following your gut instincts on how to neighbor in a way that you are comfortable with.To learn more about the Neighboring Movement or to find our Block Map Magnet, go to www.NeighboringMovement.org.
21 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
This week on the podcast, hosts Adam and Matt re-examine our 2nd ingredient in our Good Neighbor Soup: Abundance. They explore how a shift of focus, from scarcity to abundance, can change a community. If you haven't listened to the first ingredient, Relationship, that was Episode 95 that dropped September 14.Quotable Moment: "So when we talk about abundance, we're talking about the abundance of gifts that are present in our communities, on our blocks, in our neighbors, and within ourselves. And seeking to nurture a community of collaboration where people are contributing their gifts for the greater good of their community."- Matthew JohnsonFind out more about what we are doing at The Neighboring Movement by visiting www.NeighboringMovement.org.
24 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Cara Mattson & Dylan Ewalt
This week on the podcast, Adam and Matt are joined by Cara Mattson and Dylan Ewalt. They have been knocking on literally HUNDREDS of doors in the South Central Wichita area over this past summer, encouraging people to get to know the neighbors in the 8 front doors closest to them, sharing ideas and what the Neighboring Movement is all about. Listen in to hear a bit about their work and what happens next!To learn more about the 8 front doors challenge, visit our website at https://neighboringmovement.org/8-front-doors-challenge/.
24 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
This week on The Neighbor Next Door, hosts Adam and Matt begin a three part series as they re-examine our Good Neighbor Soup ingredients: Relationship, Abundance, and Joy. While these ingredients haven't changed over the years, Matt and Adam want to add in what they have learned and discuss the nuances of the word "relationship."Quotable Moment: "I heard a definition for the word society as "society is the sum of all relationships"... We are not powerless to society and the societal norms that we don't like about society right now. We have the influence to change it one relationship at a time- one neighbor at a time."- Adam Barlow-ThompsonFind out more about the Neighboring Movement at www.NeighboringMovement.org
22 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Elizabeth Ramirez Introduction
This week, hosts Matt and Adam are joined by our newest employee, Elizabeth Ramirez, who is heading up the Kansas Animator Network (KAN) Program. In this episode, she shares some of her background and discusses what she excited about getting started with!Elizabeth just recently published on our blog as well! You can find that here: https://neighboringmovement.org/abcd-application-blog/
26 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Jaime Junker: A Joyful Life
This week on the podcast, we have an energizing episode on one of our favorite topics, JOY! Hosts, Matt and Adam, are joined by Jaime Junker, another member of the Neighboring Movement's Board of Directors. She is the Principle at Harry Street Elementary School and in this episode, Jaime shares her wisdom about the simplicity and practicality of joy and how to prioritize it in your life and even in your work environment. Quotable Moment: "...if you prioritize that joy and find that and just be conscious of those moments in the midst of your most challenging times, there are moments of joy, there are silver linings, there are things to celebrate... if you get lost in the challenges, you will not be successful."- Jaime JunkerEditor's Note: I hope you all enjoy this episode as much as I did! The last year and a half of pandemic has been exhausting and in so many ways it has been a thief of joy. So, grab the jumper cables! This is the episode for you if your joy battery needs a recharge!
19 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Neighboring Tip: Hosting a Get Together
This week, hosts Matt and Adam are joined by Kristopher Swanson for a new Neighboring Tip! Hosting a "Get Together" AKA a block party! But don't be afraid! They have some great suggestions for how to keep it simple!"Move away from, "did I entertain my neighbors?" which is the trap that block parties fall into... You don't need to entertain your neighbors. You need to help them know each other and know something about each other." -Adam Barlow-ThompsonIf even two neighbors that didn't know each other before, walk away from the event knowing one thing about the other, then it was a success! If you decide to give this neighboring tip a try as the weather cools down a bit, let us know! You can find contact information and more about the Neighboring Movement at www.NeighboringMovement.org.
23 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Lydia Chappell Deckert: Welcome to the Team
This week, Adam and Matt are joined by their AmeriCorps VISTA intern Lydia Chappell Deckert. She shares her memories of neighboring, how her travels have impacted her experience of neighboring, and her excitement about what she is doing at the Neighboring Movement as we are growing!Quotable Moments: "...living a whole life includes other people.""My advice for most things in life is to stay curious. When you interact with anyone or anything, if you can go in with a question instead of a judgment or an assumption, then you're probably set up to have an awesome conversation with an unlikely person or friend."
21 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Re-Cast Lisse Regehr (Part 2): The Stories of a Thriving Community
Greetings, neighbors! In this episode, hosts Adam and Matt return to the front porch for a second conversation with the President and CEO of Thrive Allen County, Lisse Regehr.If you have not yet listened to Adam and Matt's first conversation with Lisse, we would encourage doing so before listening to this episode. In that first conversation, Lisse tells the story of her organization and their approach to community development, which provides a perfect foundation for the stories you are about to hear. The episode with the first conversation is titled, "Lisse Regehr (Part 1): The Story of a Thriving Organization".Now, welcome to Part 2! In this conversation, Lisse tells some amazing stories that have blossomed forth from the Allen County community before giving advice on how you can continue to work to make your community a better place. We hope you enjoy! And, if you have not yet had a chance, check out Thrive's website to learn more about their amazing work!
22 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Re-Cast Lisse Regehr (Part 1) The Story of a Thriving Organization
This week we are revisiting a great 2-part episode from 2019! Hosts Adam and Matt sit down on the front porch with the President and CEO of Thrive Allen County, Lisse Regehr. Lisse is an excellent storyteller, and she brings to the front porch a ton of community development experience. Her organization, Thrive Allen County, is a health, wellness, and economic development coalition located in Allen County, Kansas, and her team does incredible work! In this first episode, Lisse tells the story of her organization and what their work looks like throughout Allen County. Check out Thrive's website to learn more about their amazing work, and stay tuned for next week's episode, Part 2: Story's of a Thriving Community.
22 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ashley Beck: Share Your Gifts
This week on the podcast, Adam and Matt continue to talk to members of the Neighboring Movement's Board of Directors. Today, you will hear from Ashley Beck, our accountant, and her experiences of neighboring both growing up and in our Wichita community. Neighboring can look a little different depending on where you live (rural/urban/apartment/cul-de-sac) but in all settings, a good place to start is by sharing your gifts!Quotable Moment: "Take your gift, whatever your gift is, and build a bridge with that to your neighbors."To find out more about what we do in the Neighboring Movement, check out our website at www.NeighboringMovement.com
24 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
NaQuela Pack: Community Engagement
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam are joined by NaQuela Pack, Director of Engagement for Wichita State University and now one of the newest members of the Neighboring Movement's Board of Directors. NaQuela found the Neighboring Movement through this podcast, contacted us, and we put her to work! We are excited to have her curiosity and enthusiasm!To learn more about the Neighboring Movement, go to www.NeighboringMovement.org
21 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Alicia Snyder: Young Influencers
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam are joined by writer, Alicia Snyder, who talks about a project that she did with the young people in her neighborhood that met their interests and discovered gifts so that everyone could learn from each other.To check out the video project discussed in this podcast, check out the links below.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI37NAxj6aFtOvJidg0ogcQhttps://bunaziua3.wixsite.com/websiteTo learn more about the Neighboring Movement, go to www.NeighboringMovement.org.
41 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Queer Neighboring (Happy Pride!)
Happy Pride from The Neighboring Movement!
29 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Blanca Soto: The Welcoming Community
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam are joined by Blanca Soto, a member of the Neighboring Movement's Board of Directors. Blanca is also the newest City Commissioner of Dodge City, KS and works in ESOL & Diversity with Dodge City Public Schools. We are very excited to have Blanca on our board and on our podcast!In this episode, Blanca talks about the diverse culture of Dodge City and references videos that were created to showcase the stories of the people of Dodge, where they come from and what their dreams are. Those links are here so you can see what makes the local business owners and people of Dodge City so special!https://fb.watch/5K3ChFW6hR/https://fb.watch/5K4WIIihM_/https://fb.watch/5K4XM0kQDZ/https://fb.watch/5K4Z3WvK0P/
40 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Queer Neighboring (Happy Pride!)
Happy Pride from The Neighboring Movement!
20 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Joseph Shepard: Love Where You Live
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam are joined by Joseph Shepard, a member of the Neighboring Movement's Board of Directors. Joseph is Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life at Newman University and recently has begun a new journey as Director for Lead for America Kansas. He is a California native, moved to Kansas to attend Wichita State about 10 years ago, fell in love with our beautiful state and the City of Wichita and is here to share his experiences of how awesome it is to live here and do this work of neighboring!"... being boots on the ground and having an opportunity to get your hands dirty and the challenges that our neighbors are facing and our communities are facing, and recognizing the power of community. I think so often we rely on different entities to come in and solve our problems and there's nothing wrong with that, these entities are resources, our government, our non-profit organizations, they're resources to help us solve those problems but there is power and understanding that we as individuals and neighbors have the power to change the trajectory of our own communities if we are just willing to get our hands dirty for ourselves."- Joseph ShepardTo learn more about Lead for America, go to www.lead4america.org.To learn more about the Neighboring Movement, go to www.NeighboringMovement.org.
29 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Megan Ginn: The ABCD Rabbit Hole
This week on the podcast, Matt and Adam are joined by Megan Ginn whom they met virtually during a seminar that the Neighboring Movement was hosting for a global ABCD event. Megan has a gift for finding information and learning from everything she can find and then sharing what she has learned with the rest of us. This episode is a gold mine of sound bites and mic drops!"Relationships rooted in mutuality... we both have something to learn from one another and there's strengths in that..." when discussing coming into ABCD."It's not our role to force people into our vision of flourishing, it's just partnering with them to create it..." when discussing finding joy in the work."...one of the necessary components to engaging in this work... shifting from that needs based to asset based approach, is you need to be able to lament really well because you're realizing that you can't control everything. Lament isn't very compatible with happiness but it is with joy."And as is with all rabbit holes, there's more!To find more about Megan Ginn's work, you can go to www.CommunityResourceNetwork.com or find CRN on Facebook and Instagram.To find out more about the Neighboring Movement, find us at www.NeighboringMovement.org or Facebook and Twitter.
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