Episode 21: Victim Advocates Aiza Stevens & Hoku and Library Therapy Dog Coordinator Victoria Schnure

As we embark on Year 3 of our podcast journey, A Bend in the Road is thrilled to share an inspiring episode that we hope will warm your hearts this winter. Joining us in this episode is Aiza Stevens and the incredible therapy dog Hoku, both vital members of the Orem Police Department’s Victim Advocacy Program in Utah, along with Ridgewood Public Library’s very own Victoria Schnure, who helps run the library’s fantastic Read to a Dog program. Both discuss their passion for what they do and their hope for the future. Stay tuned at the end for a special appearance by Carol and Liberty, the therapy dog as they prepare to hear a wonderful story from a young reader.

Episode Credits:

  • A Bend in the Road is written, hosted, and produced by Roberta Panjwani and created by Roberta Panjwani and Diane Sims.
  • Our Assistant Producers for this episode are Melissa Egan and Elias Rosner.
  • Our Editors are Melissa Egan and Elias Rosner.
  • Our Technical Directors and Audio Engineers are Charles Gallo and Elias Rosner.
  • Original Music is written and performed by Diane Sims.
  • Our Digital Media Producer is Elias Rosner.
  • Logo and Website created by Parker Gaidimas.
  • Audio clips are courtesy Aiza Stevens and KEUR Radio.
  • Special thanks to Aiza Stevens and Hoku for joining us today from the Orem Police Dept, to our very own Victoria Schnure for sharing her experience coordinating the Ridgewood Library’s Read of to a Dog program and to Carol & therapy dog Liberty.
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