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Whether it's knowing how to write code, being articulate about the impact of technology on the 21st century economy, or ensuring today's students are versed in important STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math)... more

On December 3, 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu, a former 6th grader enrolled at Folsom Middle School, committed suicide after schoolmates had bullied him for being a cheerleader. According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of... more

After years as management in the corporate world, David Mitchell blazes his own trail to start a coaching and consulting business, write a book, and speak at seminars and business events on the Building Blocks of Business.

We've gotten messages asking us why we're not covering the Michael Brown/Ferguson riots issue, and some even accused us of ignoring it and not being a real 'Straight Talk' show tackling tougher subjects. There is no particular... more

Join us as we recap World Affairs Council's meeting featuring Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, who discussed the state of the world economy and what can be done to improve global economic growth ahead of his trip with President Obama... more

After 13 years as the lobbyist in Olympia for the Washington Technology Industry Association, Lewis McMurran left the industry group in 2013 to run his own consulting business. A highly respected lobbyist by tech leaders and politicians,... more

Join us as we recap a recent Silverdale Chamber of Commerce keynote panel about homeless youth facts, issues, and solutions.

Charles Keating, president of West Sound Technology Association, will join others in discussion about highlights and important takeaways from WSTA's annual summit with keynote Renee Radcliff Sinclair - who recently retired as head of... more

Ken Sethney is a lifelong entrepreneur, early tech adopter, marketing coach, and volunteer business mentor. Join us as we discuss efforts to build Kitsap SCORE, a local branch of a national organization designed to help Kitsap... more

Join us as we talk about Ebola. What's known? What's being done about it? Are you at risk? Is media fear-mongering and causing mass hysteria? Is America facing an epidemic? Has it become a partisan issue? How is the... more