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Podcast Episodes

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Art Hutchinson, on a rare history and the weight of legacy, changing times and preserving neutral ground.

(Publication Date: 9.20.22)

Art Hutchinson talks about the Hutchinson Homestead & Ranch that is located along highway 50 between Salida and Poncha Springs, Colorado. The ranch has been a keystone in the community since before there even was a community, having been founded in the 1860s, soon after the Civil War. That’s before Colorado was a state, before nearby Salida was a town, before … well, nearly everything that’s come to be established in Chaffee County. 

Art and Adam talk about that family history, about the weight of legacy, and about change and conservation. Art not only knows about that as part of the seven generations of Hutchinsons to have lived in the area, but he also served more than three decades in the National Park Service, including as superintendent of the nearby Great Sand Dunes National Park. Read More...

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Nikki Ray, on growing up in a family struggling with drug addiction, run-ins with the law, getting clean, and serving her community.

(Publication Date: 9.6.22)

Nikki Ray and We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream host Adam Williams talk about Nikki growing up in a family that struggles with addiction, and how she too would end up experiencing many years of active drug addiction, starting at a pretty young age.

 

Nikki and Adam talk about her growing up in that environment and how it would lead to some significant losses in her life. They talk about why those losses pushed Nikki deeper into using drugs, rather than being the wake-up calls that might have helped her to shift course. In the process, she gives listeners insights into the disease, as experienced by someone in active addiction.

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Alexandra Restrepo, on childhood with a drug-addicted mother, the enduring love of her father, and fighting for her biggest dream

(Publication Date: 8.23.22)

Alexandra Restrepo and We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream host Adam Williams talk about Alex’s early childhood with an abusive, drug-addicted mother, and the love and sacrifices of her father.  

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Lisa Martin, Producer & Community Advocacy Coordinator, & Adam Williams, Host of Looking Upstream talk about We Are Chaffee and the new Looking Upstream podcast with Ken Matthews on KHEN Radio

(Publication Date: 8.9.22)

The conversation is the second of a two-part transition from the Chaffee Housing Report to We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream, a human-forward, conversational, storytelling podcast that will focus on upstream health factors such as housing and living conditions, social inequities, and many related policies and systems in Chaffee County, Colo. Read More...

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Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Public Health & Environment &

Becky Gray, Director of Chaffee Housing Authority talk about Public Health & Housing with Ken Matthews on KHEN Radio

(Publication Date: 7.26.22)

The conversation is the first of a two-part transition from the Chaffee Housing Report to a new podcast, We Are Chaffee: Looking Upstream, which will focus on upstream health factors such as housing and living conditions, social inequities, and many related policies and systems in Chaffee County, Colo. Read more...