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.



Emergency Food Providers and the Corona Virus Crisis

Written on May 27th 2020.

In this episode, we talk with PAL colleagues Alissa Duncan and Liz Perry about their work with Spartanburg's Food System Coalition and emergency food providers before and during the corona virus crisis. We also talk about how some of the measures are informing their work moving forward. 

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Catching Up with Wanda Cheeks-Holmes

Written on May 4th 2020.

In this episode we talk with Wanda Cheeks-Holmes, a long-time community activist in Spartanburg. Currently Wanda works for the City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Department as director of the Northwest Community Center. She will be the director of the new Dr. T.K. Gregg Center. She is also… read more

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Coronavirus Check-Ins

Written on April 15th 2020.

In this episode we check in with three past podcast guests to find out what and how they are doing these days. We talk with Tim Ritter, Croft State Park Manager, about the park's closure and how it is impacting their work. We call Tonja Smith, Executive Director of Ruth's Gleanings about increas… read more

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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. 

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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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