We are on Week Two of our Annual WLP Women’s March and joining us are two ladies helping change Reno in surprising ways – Grace Larkins and Sarah Hinz. Grace you may know better musically as Grace Gatsby, a popular musical act a number of years ago, and we open and close this week’s show with her tracks.
Grace has taken a step back from the stage in recent years, to focus on family and the needs of her daughter Lucy (with her partner and noted Reno musician, Stephen Larkins). Lucy was born with Nonketonic Hyperglycinemia, a rare genetic disorder that has profoundly affected her growth and development. Sean Baker, nephew of Larkins and aspiring filmmaker, recently put together a documentary of their journey and day-to-day lives, titled “We Love Lucy” We talk with Grace about that process and the status of the film.
Sarah Hinz is the Executive Director at Good Luck Macbeth. She replaced good friend of the show, Chris Daniels, as he moves on to other projects, and brings with herself a wealth of talent. In addition to guiding the theater’s season, Sarah is also heading up their “Elevate” initiative, which aims to purchase the local historic musicians union hall they currently rent and rehabilitate and redevelop the property into an accessible community performing arts center.
Chewie rounds out the show with another selection from his vault – the incomparable Stacy Tholle with Gunshot Likker. The guys also review some upcoming events on the Reno calendar (that may have already happened by the time of this posting).
Thanks for Listening