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Episode 268: St. James Food Pantry Director Discusses Serving the Community in Northwest Arkansas

Monique Jones, Pastor and Director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the St. James Food Pantry, embodies the essence of community service in Northwest Arkansas. Host Randy Wilburn’s conversation with her on I am Northwest Arkansas celebrates her journey from HR to servant leadership, highlighting innovative approaches to tackle food insecurity. Through collaboration and resilience, Monique’s work exemplifies the transformative impact of community engagement in the Ozarks.

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Episode 266: Fayetteville High School Football Coach Casey Dick Reflects on Championship Season

In this special episode of “I am Northwest Arkansas,” host Randy Wilburn delves into the remarkable journey of Coach Casey Dick, the force behind the undefeated season of the Fayetteville High School Bulldogs. From his formative years as a quarterback at the University of Arkansas to his influential role as a coach, Dick shares how his passion for football and leadership shaped his coaching philosophy. He emphasizes the power of building strong, familial relationships within the team, which not only propelled the Bulldogs to a perfect 13-0 season but also strengthened the community ties in Fayetteville, nurturing young athletes into future leaders both on and off the field.

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Episode 264: NWA Transplant Series: Nick and Meredith Castin Share Their Journey from Southern California to Northwest Arkansas

Nick and Meredith Castin, transplants from San Diego to Northwest Arkansas, advocate for active transportation and sustainable development. The “I am Northwest Arkansas” podcast episode explores their move, community integration, and efforts towards equitable living through “Fayette Forward.”

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Bonus Episode: NWA Transplant Series Introduction with Kyle Kellams

In this special episode, we celebrate five years of ‘I am Northwest Arkansas,’ diving deep into the stories that make this region resonate with so many. Joined by Kyle Kellams of ‘Ozarks at Large,’ we explore the journey of transplants like us, finding home amidst the Ozarks’ natural beauty and welcoming communities. Together, we uncover the transformative power of storytelling in connecting us to our new home, highlighting the region’s role as a burgeoning hub of entrepreneurship and growth.

This excerpt encapsulates the episode’s main themes and the engaging discussion between Randy Wilburn and Kyle Kellams, making it an inviting preview for potential listeners.

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