Discussion at Brookings Café

Discussion at Brookings Café: Knowledge Bowl, the Update

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Discussion at Brookings Cafe had a live audience recording at the Chetco Community Public Library a few weeks ago where this amazing Bruin Knowledge Bowl team showed their wit and competitive spirit before going to the national competition in Chicago. In this episode we talk with the students about their big adventure to the big city. They had lots of fun and came away with the experience of a lifetime.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Teresa Lawson
Guests: Nathaniel Barnard, Aynika Nelson, Spencer Miller, Cecilia Hilton, Ethan Hooper, Abby Marks, Lisa Piscitello
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Religion 2

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Before you start feeling sorry for poor Ricky, please understand he asked for this. He says he had a great time arguing his point of view as part of our panel. The big point of the show is that everybody has a different viewpoint and Ricky has his. He claims he knows the truth. But the panel says there are other viewpoints. The saying is never discuss religion or politics … well, we did. Welcome to “Religion 2.”

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Ray Gary
Guests: Dan Sherman, Shirley Hyatt, Philip Mancus, Matt Stump, Ricky Pearce
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


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Discussion at Brookings Café: The Knowledge Bowl

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

The Brookings-Harbor High School Knowledge Bowl Team is going to the big tournament in Chicago. They volunteered to participate in a demo tournament with their own competing teams and a team of adults at the Chetco Community Public Library. It was great fun and revealing. Like, what are the first names of the Beatles? That was a question the students missed. What is this world coming to? Judging from their performance, they are capable of taking on the world. So here it is – Jeopardy Bruin style!

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Teresa Lawson
Guests: The Brookings-Harbor High School Knowledge Bowl Team and their Coaches
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Vaccinations – The Real Story

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

In U. S. history over 300 million people died from smallpox, a disease that is virtually wiped out today because of the smallpox vaccine. But despite the obvious good that has come from vaccines, there is a growing trend of people who refuse vaccinations. Now we have an outbreak of measles which is another potential killer. Are we as a nation, as a world being put at risk because of people who choose not to vaccinate? That’s the discussion at Brookings Café, on KCIW.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Ben Cannon, Rose Mantle, Lily Lynch, Jesse Holly, Teresa Lawson
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: What is Democracy?

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

After a flurry of “letters to the editor” in the Curry Coastal Pilot, the question arises: do we really know what a democracy is? Here the panel tackles the question of different types of democracies, the pros and cons and what this all means to us, citizens of the good ol’ U S of A. It can be confusing since we call our democracy a republic, and sill other countries are autocracies. Do we really have the power as people, or are we merely pawns in a big system that is out of control? That’s the discussion at Brookings Café.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Philip Mancus, Dane Tippman, Ray Gary, Pye White
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Death with Dignity

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Oregon is a right to die state. But that doesn’t mean that exercising that right is easy. It isn’t easy, and a lot of people suffer needlessly because of all the paperwork, the cost, the waiting, and sometimes travel that all take a toll on what should be a sympathetic process. Often people die from their terminal illness before the process is complete. But wait, there are even more hurdles. Here host Dan Sherman and guests Lynne Denne, Ray Gary, and Lee Tuley discuss the issue in depth. Fasten your seat belt. This isn’t what you think it is!

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Lynne Denne, Ray Gary, Lee Tuley
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Paranormal? Really?

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Is there such a thing as paranormal? Are ghosts real? What about mental telepathy? This handful of panelists tell spooky stories they’ve experienced while others debunk the idea that there is such a thing as paranormal. But still, exploring possible explanations for UFOs, psychokinetic phenomenon, and communication with other entities in the universe. This episode offers a little bit of everything. Perhaps you have a story to share. There can always be another discussion on the subject, and you can come.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Ray Gary
Guests: Shirley Hyatt, Bruce Ellis, Marsha Thibadeaux, Teresa Lawson, Dan Sherman, Kidd Stubbs
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: A New Look at Physical Fitness

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Hosts Dan Sherman and Ray Gary were pleasantly surprised talking about physical fitness with Ken Dobberpuhl, who teaches fitness at the Southwestern Oregon Community College. Not your usual drill sergeant style approach, but rather Ken specializes in fitness for people who are in their later years. It’s described as a practical approach rather than a given set program, recognizing the differing needs of different people. And as a bonus, they discuss how Ken Dobberpuhl is going to put together a regular show for KCIW. KCIW looks forward to his new program.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Hosts: Dan Sherman, Ray Gary; Producer: Dan Sherman; Recording Tech: Pye White; Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program. The information provided is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional before changing your healthcare treatment, diet, or lifestyle.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: The Master Gardener Program

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

In this edition of Discussion at Brookings Café, regulars Ray Gary and Dan Sherman talk with Scott Thiemann about the Master Gardener program, invasive species, and a handful of other plant topics. From nasturtiums to blackberries and begonias we, discuss the coastal phenomenon, the advance of plant species that are not native to this area, and what that means to us. This discussion answers a lot of common questions because we asked a lot of stupid questions. Join us for an informal look at what’s growing in your backyard … and invading your living room.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

You can contact Scott Thiemann at scott.thiemann@oregonstate.edu.

Hosts: Ray Gary, Dan Sherman; Producer: Dan Sherman; Recording Tech: Pye White; Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Hey Brookings, How are U?

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Hello Brookings. How are you doing?

Well, the City of Brookings can’t really answer that question, but perhaps we can. Here is the first in a series of discussions to essentially ask the question – How are we doing? And what lies in our future? Can we expect prosperity in the next few years or do we need to make some changes? A real estate agent and a business leader weigh in on how we are doing.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Pat Piper, Mike Frederick
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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