Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella Insightful conversations to connect and learn about the humanity in us by exploring culture, identity and art. Hosted by Northwest Public Broadcasting's Sueann Ramella.
Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella

Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella

From Northwest Public Broadcasting

Insightful conversations to connect and learn about the humanity in us by exploring culture, identity and art. Hosted by Northwest Public Broadcasting's Sueann Ramella.

Most Recent Episodes

25. Bonus Episode: BTS Of Season Two

In this special episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, producers Greg Mills and McKayla Fox with host Sueann Ramella discuss the origins of the podcast, how this second season came to be and the things they enjoyed and learned from all the wonderful guests. Do you know of someone that you think would be... Continue Reading 25. Bonus Episode: BTS Of Season Two

24. Jess Walter

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, author Jess Walter talks about humility and confidence, about the characters that still haunt him and how the history of Spokane shapes his work. With seven novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book, Jess is an award-winning author, with accolades such as, National... Continue Reading 24. Jess Walter

23. Judy Cornish

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, attorney Judy Cornish, talks about the confusion around diagnosing dementia, how she found her way into being an advocate for better dementia care and she explains the DAWN Method which is her approach to dementia care. Being a licensed attorney in Moscow, Idaho, Judy is not... Continue Reading 23. Judy Cornish

22. Keith and Chenoa Egawa

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, siblings and co-authors of a children's book Keith and Chenoa Egawa talk about their book The Whale Child, the rollercoaster life story of their grandparents and how they came to be, and growing up trying to maintain their many cultural identities. Both Keith and Chenoa are... Continue Reading 22. Keith and Chenoa Egawa

21. Josh Gortler and Gigi Yellen

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, retired social worker and community leader Josh Gortler shares his story: his childhood, fleeing with his family from the Nazi Holocaust, his adolescence, in Displaced Person camps, and his adulthood, free to speak as a Jew in America. Josh gives talks to students in Northwest schools... Continue Reading 21. Josh Gortler and Gigi Yellen

20. Harold Scott

20. Harold Scott

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, Nez Perce Tribal police chief Harold Scott talks about his childhood in Lapwai, Idaho and how the racism and disrespect placed on him and his community lead him to a career in law enforcement where he hopes to change the culture of policing. Harold has been in law enforcement since 1983 where he started his career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, then he worked as the chief of police for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe before taking charge of casino security for the Nez Perce Tribe. Harold became the Nez Perce Tribal police chief in 2016.

19. Sandra Williams

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, creator of a local newspaper, The Black Lens, in Spokane, Wash., Sandra Williams shares her life story growing up in the predominantly white inland northwest as a black woman, her work ethic and what she is doing to insure future generations have a place that feels like community in Spokane. Sandra created The Black Lens back in January of 2015 and it focuses on news, events, people, issues and information of importance to the African American community. From her bio on The Black Lens website it says Sandra is an "activist, lecturer, filmmaker and entrepreneur, with an extensive background addressing issues of discriminations, equity and social justice. Sandra's latest community project is the development of The Carl Maxey Center. Which is an African American cultural center located on 5th Avenue in Spokane's East Central district.

18. Esmy Jimenez

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, reporter Esmy Jimenez talks about her life growing up in a rural part of central Washington as an undocumented immigrant, being the first in her family to navigate governmental organizations, and the fun and hardship of reporting on the never ending news cycle. Esmy has reported for Northwest Public Broadcasting, The World, Northwest News Network and is currently a reporter for KUOW. In 2020, Esmy won the Edward R. Murrow Regional Award in Feature Reporting.

17. Jesse Clyde

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, cartoonist Jesse Clyde is radiating good vibes and positive energy. He shares with host Sueann Ramella about how he tries to be present in the moment and explains how money and other societal distractions can take away from his artwork. Jesse is a local northwest artist from Moscow, Idaho and is currently running a monthly zine called The Rumble-Lump Club with other local artists.

16. Jennifer Griffin

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, speech language pathologist Jennifer Griffin talks about what is dyslexia and signs that you or your child may be suffering from it. Jennifer also talks about techniques they use at her clinic to improve the neurological connections and synopsis speeds to help kids conform to the educational and societal standards that we have set forth. If you believe your child or yourself suffers from dyslexia, Jennifer encourages people to talk to their primary care doctor.