Seattle Growth Podcast 6.6: Finding community through emergency prep and dance

Episode 6.6 of the Seattle Growth Podcast could save your life. Or, at least, get you moving.

Season six of the podcast continues to explore the many ways that Seattleites are building or finding a sense of community in a city that is growing and changing so rapidly.

Through Seattle Emergency Hubs, founder Cindi Barker is bringing Seattle residents together and preparing them for when disaster strikes. Barker offers advice on a surprising amount of time that you should be equipped to live without electricity, heat, water or other services in the case of an earthquake or other catastrophic emergency in the region, And she outlines how you can connect with the people who can help you survive such an event.

In a less life-and-death form of community building, Connie Villines, the managing director of the Seattle International Dance Festival, artistic director of Converge Dance Festival, and assistant producer of the Full Tilt Dance Festival, shares what makes Seattle unique in the dance world and offers lessons for what Seattleites can learn from the local dance community.

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Marketing at the UW Foster School of Business.

Shulman is also the producer of On the Brink, the acclaimed documentary of history, hope and determination to save Seattle’s vanishing Central District. You can view the film at upcoming screenings August 15 at the Neptune Theater and October 19 at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).