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Solidifying her place as a rising star in the states at ESPN, talented and versatile sideline reporter, update anchor and studio host Julie Stewart-Binks is a name you need to know. Currently doing double duty at both ESPN & FOX Sports, Stewart-Binks is a reporter and host who is emerging as one of soccer’s best sideline reporters, but who also can speak to pretty much anything sports-related. Stewart-Binks is the most knowledgeable friend a sports fan can have while becoming a household name worldwide.
National Nurses Week
Mayumi Willgerodt, PHD, MPH, RN, Bothell and Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Willgerodt implemented a team-based education program for pediatric dental residents, advanced practice nursing students, and social work students who provided coordinated oral health care to underserved children and families. Mayumi offers commentary on the role of nurses, and how to improve nurse training and better prepare nurses for practice in today’s changing health care system.
The Outsiders: 50th Anniversary Edition
The Outsiders began as a short story S.E. Hinton wrote when she was 15. Her friend has been jumped by some “nice” kids while walking home from school, and Susie was incensed. She began writing a short story that would become The Outsiders. She did the bulk of the work her junior year of high school (the same year she received a D in her Creative Writing class), and mentioned the book to a friend, who knew somebody who knew somebody with a literary agent in New York. The agent liked it and sold it to the second publisher who read it. Susie received her publishing contract the same day that she graduated high school. Hear Lee’s conversation with the writer here:
Special Olympics USA Fundraiser
Seattle will be hosting the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games next July. This is going to be one of the biggest sporting events to hit the Puget Sound area in more than 25 years and it will certainly touch and impact the lives of not only the athletes who’ll be competing, but everyone who’s involved in the Games. The first public fundraiser for the USA Games will be next month on the evening of May 25th – a big, fun party on the Seattle Waterfront. A long list of local celebrities are going to be there to help celebrate and raise some money for the Games. Not only will you be able mix and mingle with me, Marshawn Lynch, Steve Largent, Jim Zorn and Gary Payton — just to name a few of the celebrities who’ll be there — but, for a little more money, you can also take a ride on the Great Wheel the celebrity of your choice. Get your tickets here.
Hear Lee’s conversation with Beth Knox, President and CEO, Special Olympics USA: