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New Beginnings: TCP and Noble Advocacy

New Beginnings: TCP and Noble Advocacy
Season 10

 
 
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Greetings and salutations, loyal listeners! It’s been a month since we broke for Christmas, but we are excited to start the new season – Season 10!!!

This week we have some great guests, new and returning. First, our musical feature for the week is Teagan ‘TCP’ Powell. New to the Reno area, this kid is just getting started – a sound tech by trade and an aspiring emcee by night. He’s traveled around more than most, picked up a few stories and spits them back out after they circumnavigate the inside of his mind.

Teagan Powell, flashing 'hang loose' signs with his thumbs and pinkies of both hands
Tegan “TCP’ Powell

Also up to bat at the top of the year is Ken McKim. You may remember Ken from a few years ago when he came to talk about advocating for people with ‘unseen’ painful diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Colitis and the very real and unique problems they face. Now, Ken is still out there advocating for patients and their rights and needs. At Noble Patient Advocacy the focus is on patients needing another voice, someone to help them through the complicated trials of getting diagnoses and treatments, seeing doctors, deciphering the hieroglyphics of medical documentation and navigating the choppy waters of insurance coverage and medical practices. It’s truly a noble undertaking, servicing those lost in mazes of anxiety, illness and at the mercy of out healthcare landscape.

Ken McKim, smiling patiently
Ken McKim, smiling patiently

In local events, Kadillac Kim is excited to announce the return of the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market. Our friends at The Generator are back at it again, with two days of punk rock music, DIY crafts, underground literature, workshops, drag queen story time and the new and improved CAR SMASH PYRAMID!!! Follow the link for a lineup of bands and vendors. (And don’t forget the Afterparty!)

There’s a lot going on this weekend. Friday, Cell With Lincoln Skinz is going to be a fun show over at VSB; so is Jen Scaffidi (solo) with My Dallas Teens, Acid Reality Casualty Test at Jub Jubs. In the Art World, the Depot Gallery is hosting an Artist Reception for Nick Noyes on the same night. Saturday, Alturas is hosting their monthly dance night, Cellar Door, featuring darkwave, post-punk, industrial, got, coldwave, and experimental dance tunes curated by our favorite DJ / tattoo artist, John Potter. Holland Project will be calmly rocking the doors off with the Chad Flores Album Release Show, ft. Só Sol, and My Acoustic Heart. Good buddy Nick Eng will be over at the Fat Cat B&G that a night as well!

Get out and do stuff!

You’re a beautiful audience. We’re happy to have you along for the ride. If youre interexted in supporting the show or having your name mentioned on air, please visit our WLP Patreon page and see what fits!

Thanks for listening.

Ken McKim and Spike McGuire – It’s Time You Learned About Pain

Ken McKim and Spike McGuire – It’s Time You Learned About Pain
Season 05

 
 

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“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – The Dread Pirate Roberts

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E24

It’s that frantic time of year in Reno, when all the summer festivals are packed in on top of one another, all the Burners return home from their sojourn on The Playa and the weather goes back to being schizophrenic. I stay home a lot.But that just gives me more time to catch up on all the old podcasts as we roll up into EPISODE 200 in just a few weeks! We are really stoked that we’ve been around this long and we get all the support we do from you unresponsive listeners. I love you.

Ken McKim standing in front of an 8-foot sunflower

Ken McKim

This week on the show we are joined by Ken McKim, a Reno-area Chronic Illness Advocate and long-time friend of Dogwater Dick. Ken’s goal as an advocate is to help non-sufferers understand the kind of long term pain and discomfort that chronic illness patients routinely, even daily,  go through. Many of these pain symptoms are brushed off or downplayed by people who don’t have these conditions with a “If I can’t see it, it’s not real,” attitude. These are documented and real conditions that are not ‘just in their heads’ that include ailments like: Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, Depression, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Fibromyalgia and more.

In order to bring understanding, to the public, to friends, to politicians and even spouses, Ken McKim has made a few series of videos, creating analogies and comparisons in real terms the average idiot, like myself layperson can understand. It’s a noble and daunting undertaking, but if you are interested in finding out more about Ken Mckim’s work, please visit his website at www.dontpunishpain.com where his 17-video series is available for free.  He is also the creator of the 4-part series, “Dear Healthy People,” available on YouTube.

It’s a pretty heavy subject, so that’s why we also brought back by popular demand (mostly his)….

Spike McGuire smiling cajolingly at the camera over his guitar

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…the awesome Spike McGuire! Our last episode with Spike had some issues and never was properly released, so he’s back again with another set of toe tappers. Spike McGuire is a folk/Americana singer/songwriter (FASS) from Reno NV and frontman for Six Mile Station. Spike is still killing it all over the West Coast, but never fails to be back in Reno for the Loud As Folk, a long running Reno music series held on the First Thursday of every month. It’s good to have Spike in here this week. He’s always a treat and DAMN! can he strum on a guitar.

 

Thanks for Listening!