First Lady & Friends

Trade mission recap, 2023 Special Olympics World Games, and TED Talks with Kirsten Rappleye and Sarah Allred

In this week’s episode, Utah’s First Lady Abby Cox is joined by Kirsten Rappleye(Director of First Lady’s Initiatives) and Sarah Allred (Deputy Director of First Lady’s Initiatives) to talk about the First Lady’s recent trade mission to Europe, attending the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, and what our TED Talks would be if we were to give one.

We also talk about this year’s Governor’s Mansion Artist Awards, a few of our favorite recent service opportunities, and celebrating Bryce Canyon National Park’s 100th birthday.

Lastly, we preview our upcoming second annual Show Up For Teachers Conference on July 19, 2023, at the Mountain America Expo Center, the latest regarding the National Governor’s Association, and what we’ve been reading lately.

Related links:

Show Up:

Special Olympics:

2023 Show Up for Teacher Conference:

Show Up for Teachers:

PBS Utah – Art Elevated:

Bryce Canyon:

Utah Foster Care:

Show Up for Serving:

From Strength to Strength by Arthur Brooks:,is%20well%20within%20our%20reach.

Horse by Geraldine Brooks:

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver:

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor:

Published: Thursday June 29, 2023
Runtime: 00:45:59