Ep. 31: Creating Meaningful Impact with D-Well

In this episode, we speak with Moee and Dez who are two residents of D-Well, a co-living space for changemakers located in downtown Las Vegas. Moee and Dez talk about how D-Well has impacted their work in the community, and helped them develop relationships with other changemakers. They will also share about some of their current projects.

For more information about D-Well or to apply for the program visit: https://d-well.vegas/

For information about Dez DeCosta visit her site at: http://dezdecosta.com/. Her book can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Essentials-Elias-Benjelloun/dp/1723719455

Original end bumper music by Moee Turbin.

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Ep. 30: Summer Preview Part Deux

In this episode, we preview some of the great things that will be happening in our community over the summer. This is your way to get the 411, the deets, the scope, etc… on what is happening in our community this summer. We missed some things, so please tell us where we went wrong.

We know we talk a lot, but here are the links to those things we talked about in this episode:

Jazz in the Park Series: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/jazz-inthe-park.aspx

Utah Shakespeare Festival: https://www.bard.org

Las Vegas Fringe Festival: https://www.lvlt.org

Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez | Sorry for the Mess: https://www.unlv.edu/event/justin-favela-and-ramiro-gomez-sorry-mess?delta=0

Super Summer Theater: https://supersummertheatre.org/

Emerge Impact + Music Festival: https://emergelv.com/

Cedar City UFO Festival and Campout: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-4th-annual-utah-ufo-festival-campout-tickets-54440919255

Las Vegas Aces: https://aces.wnba.com/

NBA Summer League: https://www.nba.com/summerleague#/

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Ep. 29: Sin City Defenders

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we feature four guests for the first time ever! Our guests, Marla, Jessica, Fikisha and Robert are all members of the Clark County Public Defender's office. We talk about how Public Defenders fight for our civil rights, what we should know in order to protect our civil rights, and some of the reasons they like southern Nevada all over some delicious pastries from Mothership Coffee Roasters and beer from Joseph James Brewing Company (the new Lemongrass and Ginger Berliner Weisse makes a great breakfast beer).

To find out more about the Clark County Public Defender’s office and their upcoming warrant quashing event, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/clarkcountypublicdefender/. You can also follow them on twitter at: https://twitter.com/sincitydefender.

For more information on what to do if stopped by the police, download these handy “Bust Cards” from the Nevada ACLU.

https://www.aclunv.org/sites/default/files/bustcard2010_nv_sp_0.pdf (Spanish)

https://www.aclunv.org/sites/default/files/bust_card_nevada.pdf (English)

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Ep. 28: Exploring La Frontera

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we talk with Sara Ortiz. Sara is the Program Manager for The Believer magazine and the Black Mountain Institute. Sara joins us to talk about The Believer Festival, which is a “a three-day roving celebration of writing, music, and visual arts. In the heart of the desert of southern Nevada, established and emerging artists, comedians, literary luminaries, and the Las Vegas arts community come together & divine a creative oasis”. Sara, who is new to Las Vegas, will also share with us some of her favorite haunts as well as her love of Topo Chico.

To find out more about The Believer Festival please visit https://believerfestival.org/. To find out more about the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute please visit https://www.blackmountaininstitute.org/.

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Ep. 27: The Page of Enlightenment

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we talk with Page Patten. Page is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and the founder of Glass Always Full Coaching & Consulting. Page, a relative newcomer to Southern Nevada, discusses her passion for helping others fulfill their potential through coaching, as well as sharing her favorite things about Southern Nevada.

To find out more about Page and her work visit: www.glassalwaysfull.com.

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Ep. 26: Volunteering…hits right in the feels!

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we talk about volunteering! Volunteering is how your co-wranglers became friends, and it is a passion that is still strong with us. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and make a substantial difference in our community. We mention a few of the places we’ve volunteered, but by no means is this list exhaustive.

For more information about volunteering in Southern Nevada check out:

Get Outdoors Nevada: https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/

U.S. Vets: https://www.usvetsinc.org/how-to-help/volunteer/

Catholic Charities: https://www.catholiccharities.com/get-involved/volunteer/

Las Vegas Rescue Mission: https://vegasrescue.org/volunteer/

Three Square Food Bank: https://www.threesquare.org/how-to-help/volunteer

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth: https://nphy.org/

Project 150: https://www.project150.org/get-involved-2/

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley: https://hhovv.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Southern Nevada: https://bbbsn.org/volunteer

Volunteer Match: https://www.volunteermatch.org/

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Ep. 25: Is this Nature?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we talk about one of our favorite things about Nevada...NATURE! We are joined by our Creative Director B(ertha), to break down some of the obstacles and barriers for community members that would like to enjoy our natural surroundings, but may not be sure how to start. Getting outside is easy, but it can be intimidating. We provide tips, resources and our personal stories that will leave you asking the same question that our Co-Wrangler Alison does, “Is this Nature?”.

For more information about the wonderful outdoor world in and around Southern Nevada, check out:

Friends of Red Rock: https://friendsredrock.org/hiking/

Bird & Hike: https://www.birdandhike.com/

REI Las Vegas: https://www.rei.com/stores/las-vegas-boca-park.html

Nevada State Parks: http://parks.nv.gov/

Get Outdoors Nevada: https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/

UNLV Outdoor Adventures: https://www.unlv.edu/campusrec/outdoor-adventures

We are less than a month away from our first ever Battle Born Field Trip! Join us as we visit some of our favorite spots on the world famous Las Vegas Strip and talk about public art, history, food and drink. You can find out more information and register for this once in a lifetime (or at least once in a year) opportunity at: https://www.wildandfreepodcast.com/field-trip-1

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Ep. 24: New Season, who dis?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we celebrate our FIRST ANNIVERSARY by re-introducing the podcast to those who may be new, remembering some of our favorite moments (and some awkward ones) from last year, talking about our upcoming event, the first Wild & Free: A Battle Born Field Trip, and talking about our goals for Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast in 2019.

We also give a shout out to a brand new Las Vegas podcast, Spicy Eyes, dedicated to one of our favorite things...FOOD! Check them out!

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Ep. 23: Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we present our semi-annual list of upcoming community events and activities that we are looking forward to attending in the first quarter of 2019. The events include:

MOB Month at the Las Vegas Clark County Library - Tuesdays in January https://www.facebook.com/events/2242676339347487/

The Civil Rights Film Festival will be put on as part of the African American Heritage Month, Saturday, January 5th at the West Las Vegas library. https://www.facebook.com/events/451695212024065/

Infinity Mirrored Room — Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Narcissus Garden
Nov 16 (Fri) - Apr 28 (Sun) by Artist Yayoi Kusama at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art https://www.bellagio.com/en/entertainment/gallery-of-fine-art.html

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering from January 28-February 2. https://www.nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org

Legislative Session starting February 4th https://www.leg.state.nv.us/

Dark Arts Market Feb. 9th at Cornish Pasty Company  https://www.facebook.com/darkartsoddities/

The 15th Annual Dam Short Film Festival takes place in Boulder City, Nevada from February 7-10. http://damshortfilm.org

Come From Away at the Smith Center - Feb 19 - Feb. 24
https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/comefromaway/

The Contemporary West Dance Theatre, formerly known as the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, will be putting on a performance called ‘Heart and Soul’ on February 8-9 at the West Las Vegas Library Theater. http://lvdance.org

Axis: Mundo Queer Networking in Chicano L.A. will feature work by Chicanox artists from L.A. and takes place at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum, from January 11 to March 16. https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/barrick-museum-opens-axis-mundo-queer-networks-chicano-la-jan-11

Series of performance art nights hosted by the Marcus Civin, Chair of the UNLV Art Department and local artist and Desert Companion photographer Brent Holmes, called Radar. It’s in the beta testing phase, and they’ve opened it up to performance and visual artists to showcase their works, be it poetry, musicians, acrobats, everyone is invited. https://knpr.org/knpr/2018-12/marcus-civins-broad-palette

August Wilson’s Fences, performed by the Nevada Conservatory Theater and runs from February 9-18. Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Cockroach Theater runs from January 23-February 10. Small Mouth Sounds performed at A Public Fit February 15-March 10. And Spring Awakening, the musical, at Majestic Repertory which runs from January 10-February 3.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/nevada-conservatory-theatre-fences-0

http://www.cockroachtheatre.com/event/4be0a8861deb2acfb77762d764c95984

https://apublicfit.org/qsot-event/small-mouth-sounds/

http://www.majesticrepertory.com/shows-1

The Las Vegas Aviators (formerly known as the Las Vegas 51’s) will kick-off their first season at the Las Vegas Ballpark on April  9th. https://www.milb.com/las-vegas  

From April 26-28, the Nevada Preservation Foundation brings us their annual Home + History Las Vegas event. https://nevadapreservation.org/hhlv/

The Believer Festival, presented by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, is a roving literature, music and art festival will take place on April 25-27. https://believerfestival.org

Follow @dwaynethekitty on Instagram if you like cats.

Tag us on Instagram (@wildandfreepod), Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wildandfreepod/). Let us know what things you are excited to see and do in 2019!

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Ep. 22: The year that was 2018

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

On this episode your co-wranglers discuss some of their favorite things from 2018, with a focus on the Las Vegas community. Alison gushes over two of her favorite places, Ghost Donkey aka Ghost Face Donkey Killah (https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/ghost-donkey) and EDO Tapas (https://edotapas.com/), which you may have seen on our Instagram recently. Jacob raves about Nevada Taste Site (http://www.nevadatastesite.com/) and the incredibly delicious chicken sandwich he had at Life is Beautiful from Scotch 80 (http://www.palms.com/scotch-80-prime.html). Beyond food, which if we are honest is, is life...we also discuss our favorite events, concerts and other happenings in southern Nevada that made 2018 great. We want you to tell us what your favorite things of 2018 are. Tag us on Instagram (@wildandfreepod), Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wildandfreepod/). We want to get delayed FOMO for what we missed, and plan ahead for those things we can catch in 2019.

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