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Thom Segren, Part II is the second of two interviews with Thom. Last month's was a lot about Thom himself, his life stories and his values. This time, we're getting into the depth of his Non Profit, CHILDREN WITH HOPE. He talks about the detail of land acquisition in Kenya, the local politics and how that impacts the ministry. You'll be fascinated if you open this site and listen to even a little of this 30 minute wrap up.

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Thom Seagren is an entrepreneur. So far in his young life, he's successfully started and maintained at least two businesses. Both of which are still going strong. But, possibly more important, he is the co founder (along with his wife) of "Children With Hope" which is an orphanage in Kenya. In this Part I, you'll get to hear just who Thom is, what motivates him in life and in business, what kind of people he comes from and what he holds as dear in life. Next month, we plan to broadcast a second, Part II, interview where we'll get into the detail about Children With Hope.

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MINDY HARMELING

Mindy, as many of you may know, has been living and working in Afghanistan for many years now. She's working with her true passion--helping vulnerable people and has worked for companies located there that mirror that passion. She is working to better peoples' lives and to help them transition their lives and health to the modern century. She is fluent in the language and nearly so in the culture. So tune in and be amazed as I was. This is a woman I am proud and thrilled to know.

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What's it like to be a professional guide in the high adventure arena of the Alaskan mountains and what did you learn from your life during those times?  What were some of your adventures? How did God involve Himself into those times, if at all? These are some of the many questions Jim undertakes to discuss and answer during this Part II of the interview we broadcast last month, in June. You'll love to hear this so tune in, especially if you missed the June broadcast of this Part II

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Jim Hale. Raised in the dangerous outdoors environment of Alaska, in the highest of mountain peaks, a guide for other adventurers and now a guide for lots more people in his role as a local pastor and lecturer.  Jim has authored the fabulous non fiction book,An Alaskan Life of High Adventure and has lectured alone and with other adventurers all over our Country.  Take a listen...you won't be sorry.

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Meet Alice McCary, another one of the most creative people and one who also loves to experiment in life instead of just watching it go by. Here she talks about how her passions evolved to helping people learn about themselves and their world through a concept known as Soul Collage. Her new business is called "Shine Out." That's her way of telling us to let our lives shine out. Take a listen.

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Here's the sequel to Part I of a Conversation for Keeps with Gretchen Henderson and Marla Wood. in this go-around they expand on their plan and how it came to be launched and their hopes for it in the future. I learned an important concept; it's called "finding your Judy." You'll want to know more, so tune in.

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Vicki McGee, founder of Hope of The Grand Valley, is a passionate advocate of helping that particular, unique, segment of people who seem to fall into the cracks: they are often too "well off" to qualify for traditional support and help, yet are too poor to make it without some assistance. Often they are single moms; often they are children. Vicki is accompanied on her journey by an equally passionate Board of Directors. Take a listen. You'll find yourself wanting to help.

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Welcome to the world of Gretchen Henderson and Marla Wood. These are two very lovely people who have combined their respective talents and passions in order to begin a new adventure. That life trip will focus on assembling the talent from world-wide sources and the production of documentary film. Where have they been that has caused them to find each other? What have they experienced in their young lives that has led them to this adventure, and why with each other?

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TERESA COONS, # 2

We needed a second interview! If you liked last month’s, tune in here again. Teresa is continuing her discussion of the future of the Math and Science Center and what her hopes and dreams are for it. Teresa, former mayor of Grand Junction, is now the CEO of the Center.

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TERESA COONS is now the CEO of the Math and Science Center. Here she talks about her passions in life and how and where she grew up, how she once became  mayor of Grand Junction,  and later CEO of the Center and what she hopes to see in the Center in both the near and more distant future.  

You may remember that I interviewed John McConnell who became the originator and founder of the Math and Science Center, a non profit dedicated to helping young people regain a love of learning by making science fun and meaningful.

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Paula Anderson, marketing director for Primary Care Partners, is also an avid advocate and teacher in the Health and Wellness arena. She doesn't do this as a business; rather, it's a passion and a way of life that Paula believes deeply in. 

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Jamie Hamilton

What's going on? Baseball seems to have become quite well entrenched here in the Grand Valley. The level of play and the quality of teams playing here during JUCO and our new professional team, the Grand Junction Rockies, is very good! Wonder why that is? 

Tedi Gillespie

Tedi, executive director at KAFM radio, 88.1 on your FM dial, was a guest on my show once before. This is a reprise of one of the best interviews I've experienced. Take a listen and see what you think

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This fascinating interview with Summer Kennedy goes a long way to teaching us all how valuable family is and how valuable it can be to follow our passions in life. After all, the most interesting and enjoyable people in the world turn out to be those with passion. And those who seem to enjoy life the most are those with passion in their days.

If you picked up the conversation last month with David and Mandy Vindiola, you certainly will want to continue with this month's "Conversation For Keeps." Not only did they elaborate on their own principles and values, they really delve into why they are each so passionate about health and wellness as a life style for everyone.  Give a listen.

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Dave and Mandy learned early how to articulate their passions and then create a life plan that will honor them. Listen to how they have been able to coordinate goals into the ownership of numerous businesses.  At a relatively young age they are making a living, honoring each other, and  following their interests both personal and financial.  This is Part One. Part Two will follow next month

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Matt Kettlewell has spent time doing a lot of different things in his young life. And one thing he has learned is to focus on what you love and understand that you can learn to embrace something you at first didn't recognize as within your comfort zone, let alone a  passion.  Risk taking in a career choice can be just that.

Jessica Downing Ford has created for herself a surprising career. This is a simply fascinating story. You don't want to miss this one.

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Sally Henry, a woman I've known for years, made the decision (after, of course, full disclosure and consultation to and with her encouraging family) to pick up her life, and  modify that of many people around her, and move half way across the Country to attend Seminary for three years. Hear her fascinating stories as to the whys of the decision and the wonderful, mostly, aftermath.

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