Overview

Welcome to the FriYAY podcast where we dive into a variety of topics such as practical tips for work and play, ways to expand your creativity, learning more about relevancy, diversity, and inclusion, managing your mental health & wellness, and more. We invite you to take a few minutes to hear about the extraordinary things happening all around you. Let your curiosity fuel your discovery and learning. Limitless opportunities are waiting for you and those around you. And, don’t forget, YAY! It’s FriYAY!

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Are you interested in learning more about why bees are buzzworthy? Not only are they resilient, collaborative, industrious, and generous, but they play a key part our natural food chain. Join us Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m. MT/12 p.m. ET, and take flight with Dr. Darren Spencer, USDA Veterinarian. He is also the owner of a 57-acre experimental, educational, and interactive space in Notasulga, Alabama, where some of his work focuses on beekeeping. We’ll cover the importance these mighty insects play in our environment and how you can help with their survival.

Learn more about Harlem Comes to Cotton Farms LLC, an African-American owned and operated by the Spencer family. The farms’ name is a reverse play on the 1973 blaxploitation film “Cotton Comes To Harlem,” which was filmed in the Harlem, NY community where Dr. Spencer and his siblings grew up. In 1993, the Spencer family settled south into cotton. Harlem Comes To Cotton Farms LLC strives to represent the spirit of uplift and self-determination inherited from the great northern and southern leaders that gave rise to the farm and pass that spirit of uplift and self-determination onto our next generations of northern urban and southern rural leaders.

Episode 52: Getting “Buzzy” on World Bee Day
(released May 13, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

Use our sign up form to join this discussion on Friday, May 20 at 10 am (Mountain).

Recent Episodes

Episode 51: Children’s Art & Essay Contest elevates history and emphasizes the value of kindness with Park Ranger Diane Eilenstein
(released April 27, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 50: Connecting with the Magic of Life: Travel with us to South Florida with Yvette Cano
(released March 15, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 49: Art Revealed: New ways to discover our national treasures with David Barranti
(released March 15, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 48: Mind Over Matter: Accomplished Athlete Completes the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route With Adaptive Bike with Quinn Brett
(released March 15, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

 

Episode 47: How to Build A Collaborative Culture: Stewardship Institute Learnings with Rebecca Stanfield McCown
(released March 1, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

Episode 46: Learn About the Healing Power of Horses: Experience More Joy, Less Stress! with Devon Combs
(released February 22, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

Episode 45: Turning Hurt into Hope: From the Heart Making a Difference Through Mental Health with Dr. Halim Ali
(released February 3, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

Episode 44: Why Mentoring Matters; How to Be One & How to Get One with Peggy O’Dell
(released January 6, 2022)
You can download a copy of the transcript here.

Archived Episodes

To check out older episodes, visit The FriYAY Series – 2020 Archive and The FriYAY Series – 2021 Archives.


Our Podcast Team

Creative Director

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Sally Mayberry

 

Creative Producer/Editor
Jingle Composer/Performer
Episodes 1–48

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Kristi Rugg

 

Technical Support

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Philip Burton

 

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Teressa Bryant

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