Our Town

 Our Town is the show that spotlights the community and makes you the star!

Broadcasting live on Southern Colorado’s favorite radio stations

Saturday 1-2p.m. on 740 KVOR

Sunday 6a-6:30a on 92.9 Peak FM, 95-1 Nash FM, 98.1 KKFM, 98.9 Magic FM & 1300 Xtra Sports

On-air host Sarada Connors connects the community with free events and local non-profits, athletes, filmmakers, authors, musicians, rising professionals plus much more.

Sarada Connors has won 4 Colorado Springs Independent awards for “ Best Of Talk Radio Personality “ and “ Best Local Radio Show”. Nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year and won the LLS Community Involvement Award.

Sarada was also nominated for the SCWCC Accolades Award for the Young Professional of the Year and is a 4-time winner of for the Best of Colorado Springs Award for Media Production for Our Town.

For up to date guest and events follow on Our Town’s Facebook Page and listen to past shows podcast below.

Coming up this week on Our Town

Lori Jarvis, Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) also Dr. Leon Kelly, M.D., the county coroner and NAMI’s board vice president  –  At a time when our community is wrestling with the issue of teen suicide, NAMI Colorado Springs is helping connect students with free, 24/7, confidential professional counseling — by text. “Below the Surface” campaign raises awareness of Colorado Crisis Services’ text support line. The text line allows anyone to reach a master’s-level counselor simply by texting the word “TALK” to 38255.

Together, local teens, the Design Rangers and NAMI created a series of posters, mini cards, stickers, a website (need2text.com). Though representing diverse backgrounds and various high schools, the teens have been unified in describing how fine the line is between being “OK” and “not OK.” The “Below the Surface” theme of this campaign — and some of the messages themselves — come directly from what they’ve shared.  Would you like more information? Just CLICK HERE!!

Jessica Lieber, Operations Manager with Kids on Bikes  –  Kids on Bikes inspires and empowers all kids to lead healthy, active and happy lives through bicycling. Programs provide free bicycles and training to under-served kids through the Pedal Station. Would you like more information?  Just CLICK HERE!!

Andrew Zeigler, Youth Team Coordinator with Hear, Here! Poetry  –  Hear Here helps youth and adults to sharpen their writing skills and turn past or present hardships into growth through poetry.

Hear, Here! Poetry shows how people are using their skills to help each other become more resilient. In fact, just this past year, a youth poet was able to take the pain of losing a child and turn it into a powerful piece about loss and the growth that can result despite the pain so long as that person can experience their grief in a supportive community. Part of this community takes place as youth poets spend their summers writing and performing together to get ready for an annual poetry festival.  Would you like more information?  Just CLICK HERE!!

Beth Roalstad, Executive Director of Homeward Pikes Peak  –  It’s a tough and uncomfortable topic, but Homeward Pikes Peak is at the forefront of homelessness, addiction and mental illness services. The services provided by HPP help clients dig deep, help them build long-term sustainability by addressing each individual’s underlying challenges, and help them build accountability to themselves and their independence. They help clients become good employees, good neighbors, and sober living advocates. Their outreach workers meet unsheltered people where they are, connecting them to available community services and the possibility of home.  Would you like more information? Just CLICK HERE!!

Our Town on the Streets with Jake Walker: A very special community partner and guest

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