Community Planning for Wildfires

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Special Guests

Molly Mowery, AICP

Wildfire Planning International

Leon Konz,      Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Nathan Waters,  Assistant District Forester and Kevin Nunn, Lieutenant for Pigeon Forge Fire Department joins The Housing Hour this week to talk about Community Planning for   Wildfires.  Molly Mowery Molly is founder and CEO of Wildfire Planning International, where she currently leads the management of multiple community-based wildfire projects. Molly’s background is in land use planning, sustainable development, and environmental policy.  Kevin Nunn is a Lieutenant with the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and is Firewise Coordinator and Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator for the city of Pigeon Forge coordinating training and implementation of Firewise community planning.  Leon Konz is a  Wildfire Mitigation Specialist who helps with planning and execution. Nathan Waters, Assistant District Forester and is an expert in forest resource management.
Today’s Topics:
A look back at the 2016  Gatlingurg/Pigeon Forge fires
Wildfire Planning International
Wildland Urband Interface
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW)
The City of Pigeon Forge adoption  of the Firewise program
Pigeon Forge Fire Department home and business assessment


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre

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Sien Moon, Managing Director of Knoxville Children’s Theatre along with New York City Based Director, Producer, and Tony Award winner, Ashlee Latimer joins The Housing Hour to discuss one of the premier children’s acting organizations in East Tennessee.   Sien has been a part of the theatre since the beginning and shares her vision for the future.  Ashlee Latimer is a native Knoxvillian who also grew up in the KCT family.  Ashlee also is the first KCT alumni to earn a Tony Award for her role as a co-producer in the hit Broadway play, ‘Once on This Island.’  Ashlee loves sharing her experience with the KCT and is even directing their upcoming musical 101 Dalmatians which opens September 21st.

Also, in studio, two actresses with unique perspectives.   Olivia Rhea, daughter of the host of The Housing Hour, Kevin Rhea,  made her KTC debut this past July in the production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr.  Olivia talks about the special bonds and friendships she formed with the other members of the cast.  Along with Olivia, Bethany Moon,  rounds out our full cast, daughter of Sien Moon, Bethany explains her experiences with the theatre for the last ten years, capping off an excellent interview experience you don’t want to miss – this week on The Housing Hour.

Mission: To be the Southeast’s pre-eminent theatre for children by children.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, an education-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a local theatre company producing professional plays for children, by children. KCT is committed to providing children opportunities to acquire and hone skills that enhance creative thinking, public speaking, project management, personal responsibility, leadership, and team work. All of these opportunities occur in a creative outlet where imagination thrives, self-esteem develops, and students learn the many life lessons that creative dramatics can teach.

We Believe:

-We believe that theatrical arts are for everyone, so we have established a diverse organization where any child can participate in a production at no cost.

-We believe that our community benefits from quality theatre. So we are committed to superior productions and professional instruction.

-We believe that theatre teaches vital life skills. So we provide an environment where children improve public speaking, develop self confidence, practice teamwork, build a strong work ethic, become problem solvers and future leaders.

-We believe that children’s theatre is fun! So we nurture it’s energy and excitement into a lifelong love for the performing arts.