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This Is Berthoud

This Is Berthoud

By Amie P.

Hosted by Amie, your local librarian. This podcast is about the happenings and insights of a little town in Colorado.
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Dogs and Books: An Interview with Local K-9 Handler and Author Kathleen Donnelly
Dogs and Books: An Interview with Local K-9 Handler and Author Kathleen Donnelly
Kathleen Donnelly shares her experience with working dogs who detect alcohol and narcotics in schools and private businesses in Northern Colorado, and how that experience plays into her book series.  Book one, Chasing Justice, is available for checkout or purchase now.
16:39
October 21, 2022
Autumn in Colorado with our local Master Gardeners
Autumn in Colorado with our local Master Gardeners
Alison and Kathy, two local Master Gardeners, share their tips for caring for our gardens, lawns, and trees through autumn and into winter. Visit these sites for more information about the Master Gardeners program, to contact our Master Gardeners, or to view current available webinars:  Larimer County Extension: https://www.larimer.gov/extension/Yard-Garden CSU Master Gardeners: https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/about/become-a-colorado-master-gardener-2/ CSU Extension Webinars: https://csuhort.blogspot.com/p/csu-extension-spring-gardening-webinars.html @coloradomastergardeners (Instagram) @larimer_county_extension (FB and Instagram)
24:48
September 27, 2022
Small Business in Berthoud with Amanda of Joyful Brews
Small Business in Berthoud with Amanda of Joyful Brews
We get to chat with Amanda Thorstensen, owner of Joyful Brews right here in Berthoud.
11:11
August 23, 2022
The Basics of Property Taxes
The Basics of Property Taxes
Today we're covering the basic terms and math behind Colorado property taxes, so that you can understand how your property tax bills are calculated and make confident decisions regarding your property taxes.
11:21
June 10, 2022
Summer Learning at the Berthoud Library
Summer Learning at the Berthoud Library
Our Summer Learning Initiative is for everyone, so listen in as Library CEO Amie Pilla and Youth Services Librarian Christy Headrick explain how you can participate (and maybe even net some big prizes).
11:09
May 18, 2022
Banning Books
Banning Books
Today’s topic hits close to home for us here at the library, because today we’re talking about what items do or do not make it onto the library shelves and how that relates to banning books.
11:39
March 31, 2022
Town, Fire, Library.... Isn't It All Berthoud?
Town, Fire, Library.... Isn't It All Berthoud?
Berthoud Town Administrator Chris Kirk, Berthoud Fire Protection District Chief Steve Charles, and Berthoud Community Library CEO Amie Pilla get together to discuss how their organizations work together and how they're different.
19:52
February 01, 2022
What Makes Housing Affordable? with Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck
What Makes Housing Affordable? with Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck
Special guests Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck join us to talk about affordable housing, housing authorities, and what is happening with housing in Berthoud.
26:38
October 15, 2021
Emergency Preparedness with Chief Charles and Sgt. Anderson
Emergency Preparedness with Chief Charles and Sgt. Anderson
Chief Steve Charles (BFPD) and Sergeant Jim Anderson (LCSO) join us to talk about how to be prepared for possible emergencies.  Trigger warning: We talk about hypothetical car accidents, house fires, and active shooter incidents in this episode.
24:21
September 30, 2021
Real Estate with Joanna Rallo
Real Estate with Joanna Rallo
An interview about Berthoud real estate with local realtor and resident Joanna Rallo.
23:26
September 08, 2021
I Don't Think That, Do I?
I Don't Think That, Do I?
In this episode, we’re going to talk about cognitive biases. Different than preferences, cognitive biases are ways that our brains simplify the process of thinking for us. Take a listen and let us know what you think! 
20:36
May 15, 2021
What Do We Do With Dr. Seuss?
What Do We Do With Dr. Seuss?
In this episode we'll talk about happened with the Dr. Seuss books, censorship, and cultural conversation. 
08:46
March 27, 2021
Is Berthoud A Small Town?
Is Berthoud A Small Town?
Today we’re going to answer definitively, once and for all, no more discussion needed, that all important question we’ve all debated before: is Berthoud a small town? 
11:36
February 20, 2021
Diversity In Berthoud
Diversity In Berthoud
Diversity? In Berthoud, CO.? You betcha. Listen to this episode and find out how diverse this little Colorado town really is. 
12:45
January 16, 2021
Have a Very VUCA New Year
Have a Very VUCA New Year
We want to wish you a Very VUCA New Year! What is VUCA? I'm glad you asked! Take a listen. 
10:53
December 11, 2020
Berthoud & The Ballot Box
Berthoud & The Ballot Box
Have you heard of the concept of cognitive filtering? This is an extremely useful feature that our brains have. What is it and what does it have to do with the ballot box in Berthoud? Listen and find out! 
17:19
November 13, 2020
Black Lives Matter, Back the Blue, and What Berthoudites have in Common
Black Lives Matter, Back the Blue, and What Berthoudites have in Common
What would it feel like to live in a community where neighbors all cared about the health and wellbeing and life of all of their neighbors, where every life mattered regardless of skin color or political affiliation or professional uniform? Wouldn’t you want to live in that community? Listen to this episode of our podcast and discover how that is possible in Berthoud, CO. 
13:31
October 09, 2020
Is The Library A Safe Place?
Is The Library A Safe Place?
In this episode, we discuss the notion of the library being a "safe place" and answer the question, is the library a safe place? 
11:39
August 28, 2020
Covid-19 And The Problem Of Data
Covid-19 And The Problem Of Data
So much data. So many numbers. Advice for helping you understand the Covid-19 data. 
11:17
July 21, 2020
Finding Fake News!
Finding Fake News!
In this episode, Amie discusses Fake News. What it is, how to spot it, and how to handle it.  
12:58
June 13, 2020
This Is Berthoud - The Crises
This Is Berthoud - The Crises
Hosted by Amie, your local librarian. This podcast features the happenings and insights of a little town in Colorado. 
24:09
May 23, 2020