September radio show previews new TRENDS Report

In case you missed it: on our September radio show, Chris Barge – the foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives who directs the extensive reporting and production of our biennial TRENDS Report – previewed the latest, soon-to-be-released edition of the report. 

If you missed the live broadcast on Monday, you can still listen to it here. “[TRENDS] is a big collaboration,” says Chris. “It’s an opportunity to take a deep dive into what’s new and what’s persistent in our community.”
Indeed, TRENDS shines a light on our community’s most challenging concerns and most promising potentials, as well as the unique strengths that make this community a great place to live, work, and play. As such, Chris spoke to the importance of informed community conversations about issues that affect all of us – from health, education and the economy, to civic engagement, the arts and culture, the environment, and more.
Tune in to hear Chris describe some surprising new findings in the report’s seven chapters – from the challenge of affordable housing to concerns about vaping to our county’s gains in education – and be sure to register for our free TRENDS launch events on Oct. 7 (Longmont) and Oct. 15 (Boulder). Learn more, too, about the foundation’s timely new equity reporting initiative.
“Equity journalism is directly rooted in the work of cultural brokers and listening to stories from the community in tandem with collaborative action,” says Chris. As part of this effort, the foundation is funding a Latino bilingual journalist to report for KGNU Community Radio, and to anchor a new TRENDS podcast. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay in-the-know about upcoming TRENDS events and ERI podcasts. 
The foundation’s radio series runs every fourth Monday of the month in collaboration with KGNU Community Radio. An extension of TRENDS, “A Public Affair” – hosted by Jim Williams, a trustee of your Community Foundation – brings expert interviews and in-depth insights on timely topics. Shows are also available as podcasts on iTunes and other podcast apps. Search “Community Foundation Boulder County.”