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Viva Downtown's Downtown Discussion

A podcast where we interview the people who enhance Downtown Redding, California through Social, Cultural and Economic Development. Viva Downtown Redding is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 accredited National Main Street America Organization and a California Main Street member. Viva Downtown encourages citizens, businesses and interested groups to enhance the vitality of Downtown Redding using the Main Street America Approach for community transformation.

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06/03/2022 - Ronda Alvey: Enjoy Magazine

Ronda Alvey, Editor in Chief of Enjoy Magazine, is our latest guest on the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion. Join our temporary host and Executive Director of Viva Downtown, John Truitt, in this month’s installment of our podcast; where we talk to the people who enhance to cultural, social and economic vitality of Downtown Redding. In this episode Ronda talks about Enjoy Magazine, Riverfront Playhouse, and the many other hats she wears in our downtown.  Enjoy is a free lifestyle magazine distributed throughout Northern California. Based in Redding, CA Enjoy focuses on local community and life. - located  at 1261 Market St, Redding, CA 96001. Open 10AM – 5PM Monday through Wednesday, and 10AM – 8PM Thursday through Saturday. You can find Enjoy the Store and Enjoy Magazine online at enjoymagazine.com or on social media @enjoythestoreredding The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

25mins

3 Jun 2022

Rank #1

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04/27/2022 - Robbie Givens: Superb Skate Shop

Robbie Givens Superb Skate Shop owner, shredded on over to talk with Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher in the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Robbie shares about Superb Skate Shop, why they are excited to be in Downtown, how skate culture is a fun and healthy way to be active in the community and the opening of the brand new Redding Skate Park. Superb Skate Shops is one of the newest businesses in Downtown. Superb sells, repairs,  creates skateboards and skate clothing  - located 1350 Tehama St. Redding, CA. Stop on by the shop before the Grand Opening of the new City of Redding Skate Park April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Caldwell Park. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast with that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development. 

13mins

27 Apr 2022

Rank #2

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2/25/2022 Redding Mayor Kristen Schreder: Future of Downtown Redding, Arts and Culture, and Hope.

Redding Mayor Kristen Schreder, stopped by to talk with Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher in the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Kristen discusses the future of Downtown Redding, current projects and development, and developing arts and culture.  Kristen was elected to the City Council in 2014, this is Kristen's second time serving as Mayor. Learn more about Mayor Schreder by visiting https://www.cityofredding.org/city-council/kristen-schreder. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

16mins

25 Feb 2022

Rank #3

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1/25/2022 Steven Major: Simple Living Co. Sustainable, Organic, Eco-Friendly Products

Steven Major, owner of Simple Living Co. , joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher in the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. Simple Living Co. creates sustainable, organic, eco-friendly products for personal care ( moisturizers to toners & serums),  to home care (plant based laundry, dish, and hand soaps).  Steven shares about the creation of Simple Living Co. with his wife Sarah,  the sustainability of using organic local and North State ingredients  in their products,  innovations to streamline their shop to consumers, and future personal and home care products that are in current development. Shop and learn more about Simple Living Co. online or visit their Downtown location on 1507 Division Street. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development. 

15mins

12 Jan 2022

Rank #4

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12/23/2021 Erin Resner: Council Member and former Mayor reflects on 2021

Erin Resner, current Council Member and former Mayor, joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher in the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Erin shares about her year as Mayor for the City of Redding from her favorite moments to raising a family and shares her optimism for the future of our community. Erin Resner was elected to the City Council in 2018 for a four year term learn more about Council Member Resner by visiting https://www.cityofredding.org/city-council/erin-resner. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

18mins

23 Dec 2021

Rank #5

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12/8/2021 Karlo Henry - The Art Hunger returns to the IOOF Hall with a Winter Gallery and Holiday Workshops

Karlo Henry,  creator of The Art Hunger, joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher for the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast.  Karlo shares how The Art Hunger returns to the IOOF Hall 1504 Market Street for the Art Hunger Winter Gallery and Workshop December 3 - 23. Over the 2021 summer, Viva Downtown and The Art Hunger partnered up for a three month Summer Art Gallery that featured over 80 +  local artists each month from June - September. We look forward to partnering again for The Art Hunger Winter Gallery which features stunning holiday lights for picture opportunities, local artists works, and crafty workshops each weekend. Register for The Art Hunger holiday workshops https://www.vivadowntownredding.org/the-art-hunger-winter-gallery. THE ART HUNGER is a project born from the idea of creating community through ART. By creating and nurturing a healthy creative community and seeking opportunities to showcase the artistic creativity within our society. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

14mins

8 Dec 2021

Rank #6

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12/2/2021 Debra Fox: Kool April Nites Classic Christmas Show and Shine and Christmas Tree Lighting December 3, 2021

Debra Fox,  President of Kool April Nites, joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher for the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast.  Debra shares how the Shasta Classic Car Club and Kool April Nites will help light up Downtown Redding’s Christmas Tree in a  Classic Christmas Show and Shine to  kick off the Holiday Season. At 4 p.m. thirty classic Decorated Cars will be on the reopened Market and Yuba Streets leading up to the official Lighting at 7 p.m. Kool April Nites is a non-profit organization that presents a week-long public event for classic car enthusiasts in Redding, California every April. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

7mins

2 Dec 2021

Rank #7

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11/27/2021 Amanda DeOcampo: Small Business Saturday - Downtown Passport - The Redding Planner

Amanda DeOcampo, The Redding Planner,  joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher for the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Amanda invites you to support Downtown Redding Businesses with the Downtown Passport for Small Business Saturday, November 27, 2021. The Downtown Passport was created in partnership with Healthy Shasta and 26 Downtown businesses that are excited to kick off the Holiday Season and promote walking in Downtown. You can find a passport at any of the participating businesses or Download your passport here.  Get a stamp on your "Passport" at each participating business and be entered to win one of several great prizes! The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development. Great Work Amanda! 

7mins

27 Nov 2021

Rank #8

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11/24/2021 Suzanne Russell: Small Business Saturday November 27, 2021

Suzanne Russell, the owner of Carousel, joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher for the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Suzanne shares about Small Business Saturday November 27, 2021. Small Business Saturday is a national push to support local businesses; learn how you can participate to support our local businesses around Downtown and check out the exciting Small Business Saturday event from 12 – 5 p.m. at The Park, Redding’s Food Truck Park. Carousel seeks to provide women with a boutique clothing experience in a relaxing, uplifting environment, open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. -4 p.m. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development.

7mins

24 Nov 2021

Rank #9

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10/28/2021 Adrienne Celli: Cedar Crest Brewing - Upcoming Events, Beer and Renovations

 Adrienne Celli, Cedar Crest Brewing Bar Manager, joins Viva Downtown Program Coordinator, Blake Fisher in the latest episode of the Viva Downtown Downtown Discussion Podcast. In this episode Adrienne shares about Cedar Crest Brewing's upcoming events, seasonal beers and renovations for a new Kitchen at their Downtown location 1457 Placer Street, at Cascade Square. Cedar Crest Brewing features exceptional craft beer in a space handcrafted for connection. The tastings rooms in Redding and Red Bluff are favored community-gathering spaces for individuals, friends, groups, and events. The Downtown Discussion is a podcast that focuses on the people who enhance Downtown Redding through social, cultural, and economic development. https://cedarcrestbrewing.com/our-story/

10mins

28 Oct 2021

Rank #10