Discussion at Brookings Café

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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Discussion at Brookings Café: Homelessness in Our Community

This is a special edition of Discussion at Brookings Café covering the topic of homelessness in our community, hosted by Curry Coastal Pilot staff writer Boyd Allen. It was recorded before a live audience at the Chetco Community Public Library.

The first half of the show is a panel discussion with panelists Father Bernie Lindley of Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Chruch in Brookings, AllCare Health Board Member and Chair of Curry County Community Advisory Council Georgia Nowlin, and Beth Barker-Hidalgo, Board Chair of the Curry Homeless Coalition.

A question and answer session followed the discussion. A number of people gave opinions, including homeless people who spoke of life from their point of view.

This is a two-hour long show, but well worth the listen. Consider listening in two sessions.

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

Host: Boyd Allen
Guests: Father Bernie Lindley, Georga Nowlin, Beth Barker-Hidalgo
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: Conspiracy Theories

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.

Are there really children being held prisoner on Mars? Are the dead children from the Sandy Hook School Massacre really alive and well because they were paid actors? What about those planes that slammed in the Twin Trade Towers; were they really just holograms to cover a government plot to blow up the buildings? Conspiracy theories … that’s the discussion at Brookings Café.

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

Host: Ray Gary
Guests: Shirley Hyatt, Debbie Mehal, Rose Mantle, Rick Contestabile
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Garbage, Recycling, and Stuff

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.

Every once in a while we feature a special discussion at Brookings Café, an open discussion where there is no set topic in advance, we leave it open for people to bring in their own topics. As producer of the show, I like to think that the table here is a radio version of letters to the editor, where people have the chance to express their thoughts without being limited to 500 words. We started talking about garbage, pollution, and recycling. Here’s that discussion.

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

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Ray Gary, Shirley Hyatt, Teresa Lawson, Linda Bozack
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Suicide, Reflecting on Anthony Bourdain

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.

Recently, we lost Anthony Bourdain, and Lee Tuley was struck by the depth of grief so many of us seemed to experience. On this Discussion at Brookings Café, Lee explores the life of Anthony Bourdain, what his passing meant to us, as well as the upsurge in suicide among the older generations. That’s the discussion at Brookings Café.

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

Host: Lee Tuley
Guests: Gordon Clay, Rob Krebs
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Religion

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.

There’s an old saying that says it is not a good idea to discuss either religion or politics in polite company. Religion is a personal subject and it can be the center of major conflict. Here we managed to maintain polite company, but the discussion goes deep into what it means to have a belief system. What does it mean to believe in something? Is it important? We won’t make any judgments as to what is the right religion, but here’s what a few people have to say on the subject.

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

Host: Ray Gary
Guests: Jim Schultz, Dan Sherman, Shirley Hyatt
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Racism

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.

This week’s discussion is about racism and other prejudices. Our participants come from diverse backgrounds and points of view, hopefully representative of Brookings. They each have stories of their own to tell and we should have conversations about things like the NFL players who take a knee, the criminal justice system and we are asking the question: where does prejudice come from in the first place?

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

Host: Lee Tuley
Guests: Ray Gary, Robert O’Sullivan, Lee Tuley, Gerald Harris, LauRose Felicity
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Artificial Intelligence

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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) … what does that mean to the average person? Many people say that privacy is gone, that we a heading to a scoring system, similar to China’s system which rates its citizens in terms of behavior, both financially and socially. Is AI going to make us prisoners to a rigid, super governed lifestyle, or will we enjoy the leisure and safety that some futurists say we can look forward to? This “special edition” of Discussion at Brookings Café was recorded at the Chetco Community Public Library before a live audience.

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

Host: Boyd Allen
Guests: Boyd Allen, Phillip Mancus, Russ Oelheim, Jessica Yock-Tippman, Dane Tippman
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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Understanding real estate in Brookings

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.

This episode is a look at Brookings from a real estate perspective. We’ve had some requests about real estate, so two real estate professionals are going to talk about real estate, the pros and cons of buying and selling, as well as the upcoming real estate outlook in Brookings, and nationally too.

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

Host: Lee Tuley; Guest: Pat Piper; 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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Discussion at Brookings Café: Women’s March

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.

Over 200 people marched at the Women’s March, in Brookings on January 20, 2018. Just as many marched in Port Orford and Crescent City. What was that all about? Why did they march? Were men there? This episode talks about the march with those who were there, describing what it meant to them and why women around the world are marching. That’s the topic of discussion at Brookings Café.

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

Host: Lee Tuley
Guests: Teresa Lawson, Doris Beresford, Kathy Mullen, Steve Harwood


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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Music is Road Song, licensed from audioblocks.com.