Coffee with Ken

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The show is recorded at 95.3 Olympia’s KGY on Wednesdays and is available as a podcast here.

Coffee With Ken

Dave Schaffert, President/CEO Thurston County Chamber 02/05/2023

Jeff Engle, CEO Big Brothers and Big Sisters South West Washington 01/29/2023

Warren Hendrickson, Acting Chair, Commercial Aviation Co-ordinating Commission 01/23/2023

Eileen Ravella, President of Washington Association Of Physicians Assistants 01/15/2023

Joe Illing, Local Poet 01/08/2023

Michael Cade, Thurston County Economic Development Director 01/01/2023

Bruce Sanders, Pastor, Capital Vision Christian Church 12/25/2022

Ron Saacke, Administrative Vice President, Washington Farm Bureau 12/18/2022

Sarah Clinton, Executive Director, Advancement, YMCA 12/11/2022

Michelle Gipson, Senior Director, Branch Operations Thurston County, YMCA 12/04/2022

Danny Stusser – The Jolt News, 11/27/2022

Thelma Jackson – Local Author and Activist, 11/20/2022

Lisa Dennis-Perez & Matt Kennelly – LOTT Clean Water Alliance, 11/13/2022

Election Special 2022 11/09/2022

Jessica Bateman – State Representative (D), 22nd District, 11/06/2022

Keith Swank – U.S. House Representative Candidate (R), 10th District, 10/30/2022

Andrew Barkis – State Representative (R), 2nd District, 10/23/2022

Jeff Curry – Candidate for Thurston County Treasurer (Not Disclosed), 10/16/2022

J T Wilcox – State Representative (R), 2nd District 10/09/2022

Matt Case – New Morning DJ on 95.3 KGY 10/02/2022

Jeff Gadman – Thurston County Treasurer 09/25/2022

Derek Sanders – Candidate for Thurston County Sheriff (I) 09/18/2022

Will Callicoat – President, Capital Medical Center 09/11/2022

Dale Roberts – District Governor, Rotary 09/04/2022

Carol Riley – Olympia Harbor Days 08/28/2022

Tiffany Sevruk – Board Member, North Thurston Public Schools 08/21/2022

Steve Brooks – Lacey Fire Chief 08/14/2022

Dave Kolar – Candidate for Thurston County Assessor, 08/07/2022

Vivian Eason – Candidate (R) for Thurston County Commissioner District 3, 07/31/2022

David L Nicandri – History Writer 07/24/2022

Andy Ryder – Mayor Of Lacey 07/17/2022

Mary Hall – Thurston County Auditor 07/10/2022

Beth Doglio – Candidate (D) for State Representative District 22, Position 1 06/03/2022

Loretta Byrnes – Candidate (R) for State Representative District 22, Position 1 06/26/2022

Jon Snaza – Thurston County Sheriff 06/19/2022

Tye Menser – Thurston County Commissioner District 3 06/05/2022

Don Trosper – Tumwater Historian 05/22/2022

Bob Iyall – Chair, Port Of Olympia Commissioners 05/15/2022

Carolina Mejia – Chair, Thurston County Commissioners 05/08/2022

Tom Carroll – Local Author 05/01/2022

Lenny Greenstein – Lacey City Council Member 04/24/2022

Robert Almada – Lacey Police Chief 04/17/2022

Jerry Farmer – Author and Local Personality 04/10/2022

Rebecca Sanchez – History Writer for Thurston Talk 04/03/2022

Vicky Lamoreaux – Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, North Thurston Public Schools 03/27/2022

Annette Pitts – CEO, Experience Olympia & Beyond 03/21/2022

Lori Drummond – President & CEO, Olympia Federal Savings 03/13/2022

Sam Gibboney – Executive Director, Port Of Olympia 03/06/2022

Bill McGregor – Former Port Comissioner 02/27/2022

Elsie Landry – Olympia Chef, Winner of “Chopped” and Owner of Chicory Restaurant in Olympia 02/20/2022

Michael Cade – Executive Director, Thurston Economic Development Council 02/13/2022

Jessica Bateman – State Representative, 22nd District (D) 02/06/2022

Nick Kerry – General Manager, KGY Media Group 01/30/2022

Meg Martin – Executive Director, Interfaith Works 01/23/2022

Jon Pettit – Thurston County Commission Watchdog 01/16/2022

Debbie Sullivan – Mayor of Tumwater 01/09/2022

Andrew Barkis – State Representative, 2nd District(R)  01/02/2022

Karen Robbins – Community Liaison, Olympia Union Gospel Mission 12/26/2021

Gerry Alexander & Greg Griffith – Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum 12/19/2021

Andy Ryder – Mayor, City of Lacey 12/5/2021

Paul & Phyllis DeTray – Local Business Owners 11/28/2021

Dan Jones — Owner & CEO of Thurston Talk & North America Talk 11/21/2021

Don Trosper — Tumwater Historian 11/14/2021

KGY Election Special —  11/03/2021

Jessie Simmons — Candidate for Port Commissioner, District 2 10/31/2021

Emma McSharry — Candidate for Lacey City Council 10/24/2021

Felix Peguero — Candidate for Lacey City Council 10/17/2021

Dave Nicandri — Local Historian & Author 10/10/2021

Candace Mercer — Candidate for Olympia City Council, Position 4 10/03/2021

Robin Vazquez — Candidate for Lacey City Council, Position 4 09/26/2021

Lenny Greenstein — Member Lacey City Council 09/19/2021

Kim Wyman — Washington Secretary of State 09/09/2021

Bob Iyall — Port of Olympia Commissioner Candidate (District 2) 09/05/2021

Carolina Mejia — Thurston County Commissioner, Position 1 08/29/2021

Lisa Parshley — Olympia City Council Member (up for re-election) 08/22/2021

Wendy Carlson — Former Olympia City Council Candidate 08/15/2021

Robbi Kesler — Olympia City Council Candidate, Position 2 08/08/2021

Nate & Hope Bowling — Educational Advocates 08/01/2021

Joe Downing — Olympia Port Commissioner 07/25/2021

Spence Weigand — Olympia City Council Candidate 07/18/2021

Corey Gauny — Candidate for Olympia City Council 07/11/2021

Mike Marohn — Retired Financial Advisor 07/04/2021

Amy Evans, Port Of Olympia Commissioner Candidate 06/27/2021

Melissa Denton, Port Of Olympia Commissioner Candidate 06/20/2021

Joel Hansen, Port Of Olympia Commissioner Candidate 06/13/2021

Susan Parish, Local Photographic Historian 06/06/2021

Carolina Mejia, Thurston County Commissioner, District 1 05/30/2021

Laurie Dolan, State Representative 22nd District 05/23/2021

Blake Knoblauch, Executive Director, Lacey South Sound Chamber 05/16/2021

Andrew Barkis, State Representative – 2nd District 05/09/2021

Gretchen Maliska, President North Thurston School Board & Deb Clemens, Superintendent Of Public Schools 05/02/2021

Erin Quinn Valcho — Curator, Lacey Museum 04/25/2021

Charlie Kirry — Editor, Senior News 04/18/2021

Mary Hall — Thurston County Auditor 04/11/2021

Dr Timothy Stokes — President South Puget Sound Community College 04/04/2021

Ed Kunkel — Lacey City Council 03/28/2021

Jessica Bateman — State Representative 22nd District 03/21/2021

Bill McGregor — Port Commissioner 03/14/2021

Gary Edwards — Thurston County Commissioner 03/07/2021

Scott Spence — Lacey City Manager 02/28/2021

Mark Brown — Local Political Expert 02/21/2021

 

Dave Nicandri — Local Author & Historian 11/29/2020

Sandra Crowell — Local Author & Historian 11/08/2020

Bill McGregor – Olympia Port Commissioner  11/01/2020

David Schaffert – President, Thurston County Chamber 10/25/2020

Ed Kunkel — Lacey City Council 10/18/2020

Bud Blake — Thurston County Commissioner Position 3 10/11/2020

Conversations With The Candidates — Thurston County Commissioner Position 2 10/8/2020

Chris Reykdal — Superintendent of Public Instruction — 10/04/2020

Conversations With The Candidates — Thurston County Commissioner Position 1 10/01/2020

Steve Brooks — Chief, Lacey Fire District 3 09/27/2020

Conversations With The Candidates — State Rep. 22nd District 09/23/2020

John Snaza — Thurston County Sheriff 09/20/2020

John Hutchings — Thurston County Commissioner 09/13/2020

Scott Ahlf — Olympia Municipal Court Judge 09/06/2020

Andy Ryder — Mayor Of Lacey 08/30/2020

Kim Wyman — Washington Secretary Of State 08/23/2020

Danny Stusser — Publisher, TheJOLTnews.com 08/16/2020

Lenny Greenstein — Lacey City Council 08/08/2020

Mary Ellen Biggerstaff — Candidate For State Representative Dist. 22 08/02/2020

Sharonda Amamilo — Candidate For Thurston County Superior Court 07/26/2020

David Hankins — Candidate For Thurston County Superior Court 07/19/2020

Jonathan Sprouffske — Candidate For Judge, Thurston County Superior Court 07/12/2020

Carolina Mejia — Candidate For Thurston County Commissioner 07/05/2020

David Gaw — Candidate For Thurston County Commissioner 06/28/2020

Rory Summerson — Candidate For Thurston County Commissioner 06/21/2020

Marilyn Strickland — Candidate for Washington State District 10 06/14/2020

Andrew Barkis — Washington State Representative, District 2 06/07/2020

Jessica Bateman — Deputy Mayor, Olympia 05/31/2020

Patrick Murphy — Superintendent, Olympia School District  05/24/2020

Dusty Pierpoint — Candidate, State Representative 22nd District 05/17/2020

Beth Doglio — Congressional Candidate, 10th District 05/10/2020

Rick Walk — Director Of Community Development, City Of Lacey 05/03/2020

Chris Reykdal — Superintendent Of Public Instruction 04/26/2020

Marc Daily — Director, Thurston County Planning Council 03/22/2020

Jeff Gadman — Thurston County Treasurer 03/15/2020

Laurence Reeves — Capitol Land Trust 03/08/2020

Ann Freeman-Manzanares — Intercity Transit 03/01/2020

Kim Wyman — Washington Secretary Of State 02/23/2020

Don Teague — Owner, Private Sector Arms 02/16/2020

Jon Pettit — Private Property Advocate 02/09/2020

Nichole Woolsey — American Cancer Society 02/02/2020

Debra Stephens — Washington Supreme Court 01/26/2020

Monty Sabin — North Thurston School District 01/19/2020

Lenny Greenstein — Lacey City Council 01/12/2020

Michael Cade — Executive Director, Thurston EDC 01/05/2020

Dave Nicandri — Local Historian 12/28/2019

Steve Bradley — Thurston County Sheriff Chaplain 12/21/2019

Andrew Barkis — State Representative, 2nd District 12/14/2019

Tye Menser — Thurston County Commissioner 12/6/2019

Mary Hall — Thurston County Auditor 11/30/2019

Capt. Daniel Frederick — US Army Recruitment 11/23/2019

Shawna Dutton — Habitat For Humanity Development Director 11/16/2019

Cheryl Selby / Andy Ryder — Election Round-Up 11/09/2019

Jason Noahr — North Thurston School Board 11/03/2019

Nat George  — Operations Director KGY/KAYO 10/26/2019

Dani Madrone — Olympia City Council 10/19/2019

Sarah Morris — Candidate, Lacey City Council 10/12/2019

Cheryl Selby — Mayor of Olympia 9/28/2019

Gretchen Maliska — North Thurston School Board 9/21/2019

Nathaniel Jones — Candidate, Olympia Mayor 9/14/2019

Lenny Greenstein — Lacey City Council 8/31/2019

Harald Jones — Candidate, Lacey City Council 8/24/2019

Ed Kunkel — Candidate, Lacey City Council 8/17/2019

Mark Brown — Washington State Parks 8/10/2019

Pat Rants — President, The Rants Group 8/3/2019

Rick Walk — Community & Economic Development Dir. Lacey 7/27/2019

David Ross — Olympia Mayoral Candidate 7/20/2019

Joe Downing – Port Of Olympia Commissioner 7/13/2019

Ken Semko – City Of Lacey Police Chief 6/29/2019

Dave Nicandri – Local Historian 6/12/2019

Andrew Barkis – State Representative 5/29/2019

Ed Sorger, Howard Thronson – Crime Stoppers 5/22/2019

Nick Kerry – General Manager, KGY Radio 5/14/2019

Ann Freeman Manzanares – Manager, Intercity Transit 5/1/2019

Tim Eyman – Initiative Activist 4/27/2019

Bill McGregor – Olympia Port Commissioner 4/20/2019

Ssgt. Sam Northrup – 4/13/2019

Simon Calcavecchia – Local Author & Speaker 4/6/2019

Bill Lindstrom — Local Author 3/30/2019

Timothy Stokes — President of SPSCC 3/23/2019

Cheryl Selby — Mayor Of Olympia 3/16/2019

Virgil & Barbara Clarkson — Community Leaders 3/2/2019

Sam Gibboney — Executive Director, Port Of Olympia 2/23/19

George Bridges — President, Evergreen State College 2/2/19

Chris Reykdal — State Superintendent Of Public Schools 1/19/19

Nick Kerry — General Manager, KGY/KAYO Radio 1/12/19

Andrew Barkus — State Representative, District 2 1/5/19

Lynda Zeman – Window Genie Of Olympia – 12/29/18

Keith Flewelling – Director of TComm 911 – 12/22/18

Bud Blake – County Commissioner – 12/15/18

Shauna Stewart – Visitor & Convention Bureau – 12/8/18

Dave Nicandri – Local Historian – 12/1

David Schaffert (Thurston Chamber)& Krosbie Carter (Thurston THRIVE) 11/23

Jeff Gadman – Thurston County Treasurer – 11/10/2018

Andy Ryder – Mayor Of Lacey – 11/03/2018

Mary Hall – Thurston County Auditor – 10/27/2018

Stewart Holmes – Auditor Candidate – 10/13/2018

Charlie Kirry – Community Advocate – 9/29/2018

Keith Looker – Director of Lacey Veterans Services – 9/22/2018

Bill McGregor – Olympia Port Commissioner – 9/15/2018

John D. Snaza – Thurston County Sheriff

Glen Morgan – Executive Director of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights

Stuart Holmes – Candidate, Thuston County Auditor

Jeff Bowe – Director of Sales, Experience Olympia and Beyond

Troy Kirby – Sports Business Consultant

Graeme Sackrison – Board Chair, North Thurston Public Schools

Alan Acosta – Candidate, State Representative, LD22

Tye Menser – Candidate, County Commissioner

Bud Blake – Thurston County Commissioner, District 3

 Andrew Barkas – Washington State Representative, 2nd District

Bob Jones – President, Thurston County Veterans Services

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 Bill McGregor – Olympia Port Commissioner

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Kurt Hardin – Director, Medic One and Thurston County Emergency Services

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Rick Walk – Director, Lacey Community & Economic Development

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David J. Trujillo – Director, Washington State Gambling Commission

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Mary J. Forbes – Assistant Director, Veteran Services and Behavioral Health Divisions

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Jackson Dell Weaver – General Manager, 96.9 KAYO

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Dan Jones – CEO, Thurston Talk

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Jan Teague – Former President/CEO of Washington Retail Association

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 Lenny Greenstein – Lacey City Councilmember

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Don Trosper –  Author, Broadcaster and Local Historian

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Dick Pust – Veteran Broadcaster

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Michael Cade – Director, Thurston Economic Development Council

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 Dave Nicandri – Author & Fellow Historian

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Chris Valcho – Local Thespian and Interesting Gentleman

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Andrew Barkis – Washington State Representative, 2nd District

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Mary Hall – Thurston County Auditor

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Tom Nelson – Commissioner, Lacey Fire District 3

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Bill Fishburn – Candidate, Port of Olympia Commissioner

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Dr. Timothy Stokes – President, South Puget Sound Community College

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Chris Reykdal – Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Allen Miller – Candidate, Olympia City Council

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John “Hutch” Hutchings – Thurston County Commissioner

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Joe Illing interviews Ken Balsley about Lacey and why he is running for the city council

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Mary Hall – Thurston County Auditor

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Liz Davis – Community Coordinator, Thurston Thrives

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Michelle James – Vice President of Operations, Providence St. Peter Hospital

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Gigi McClure – Candidate for Olympia Port Commissioner

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Bud Blake – Thurston County Commissioner & Chairman

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Kim Young – Director of Communications, Wolf Haven

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Bill McGregor – Commissioner, Port of Olympia – With special guest Juqita “Gigi” McClure

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David Shaffert – President/CEO, Thurston County Chamber

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John D. Snaza – Thurston County Sheriff

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Nikki Wegner – VP/COO, Morningside Services

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Deborah Vinsel, Thurston Community Media

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Gary Warnock, Thurston County Coroner

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Joe Downing – Olympia Port Commissioner

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Renee Sunde, Economic Development Director at City of Olympia

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Andy Ryder, Mayor of Lacey

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Emmett O’Connell – olympiatime.com blogger

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Bruce Sanders, Pastor, Capital Vision Christian Church

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Matthew M. Murry – COO Panorama

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Don Teague – Owner, Private Sector Arms

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John Hutchings – Thurston County Commissioner District 1

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