On the Partners for Active Living podcast,The Daily Required, we talk about the work we're doing, interview friends and partners about the ways they like to stay active, and talk with experts about the work they do as we aim to make Spartanburg a healthier place to live, work and play.



Dealing with the New Normal? Life During Shelter at Home

Written on April 9th 2020.

In this episode we talk with two PAL board members and two recent podcast guests about how they are responding to life during the Covid-19 pandemic. All of us are dealing with new ways of working and playing; PAL Board Chair Jalitha Moore, PAL Board Member Brandt Goodwin, education consultant Je… read more

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The Power of Play

Written on January 31st 2020.

In this episode, we walk along the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail with Jed Dearybury and Julie Jones, authors of The Playful Classroom: the Power of Play for All Ages. Jed and Julie teach teachers, and their book comes from a need in their classroom for a suitable text book. We talk about ever… read more

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Not Only a Game: An Inning with the Carolina Miracle League

Written on October 3rd 2019.

In this episode we watch a Carolina Miracle League baseball game. We also talk with Pam Dean, Executive Director of the Carolina Miracle League, as well as players, coaches and parents who participate. But mostly we saw a great ball game. 

Find out more about the Carolina Miracle League by cl… read more

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Just Like Riding a Bike

Written on September 18th 2019.

In this episode we talk with some friends and some strangers about their memories of learning to ride a bike. It's remarkable how many people have that formative memory, and details like bike color, age, place and others involved come right back. 

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Touring the Bike Park with Ride Garden

Written on August 15th 2019.

In this episode we tour the Bike Park, Spartanburg's newest recreational facility. Located on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail, the Bike Park will feature a number of fun and dynamic elements to inspire cyclists of all ages and abilities. We walk the emerging flow tracks, rideable berms and … read more

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Ruth's Gleanings and Foodshare Spartanburg

Written on July 31st 2019.

In this episode, we talk with Tonja Smith, Executive Director of Ruth's Gleanings, a non-profit focused on reducing food waste by gleaning healthy, nutritious food that would normally be thrown away and distributing it to shelters and other facilities. Ruth's Gleanings also operates Foodshare Sp… read more

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Hot Fun in the Summertime

Written on July 22nd 2019.


In this episode we talk with Katie Burnett and Sarah Kate Abee, founders of the Hub City Kids, at the NFL Play 60 playground on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. Hub City Kids is a resource for families looking for fun, healthy activities to do with their kids. We talk about what they l… read more

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Walking on the Westside

Written on May 24th 2019.

In this episode we visit two new recreational facilities on the west side of Spartanburg County. The Westview Extension of the Wadsworth Trail held an opening ceremony on May 18.We walk the trail with one of the creative forces behind the Wadsworth Trail and a donor to the Westview Extension, La… read more

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