Discussion at Brookings Café

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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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Discussion at Brookings Café: What is Real News?

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.

We have all heard about “fake news.” So then, what is real news? Where do you go to find out what is really happening? When the earthquake hits, where are you going to turn to get the information you need? Today, homegrown news sources are everywhere with theories of why the world is so crazy. The scary part is that “the news” seems to be tailoring itself to what you want to hear. You could easily find yourself living in a bubble of the news you want to hear. Meanwhile, the rest of the world goes on without you. So … the question is what is real news?

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

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: 
Boyd Allen, Jessie Holley, Lori Stoddard, Rick Contestabile, Mary Stanford
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Gender Relations III

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.

We have hosted a discussion on gender relations with women only … with men only … and now men and women at the same table … oh my … how will we survive? Here’s a look at how men and women see the topic of gender relations when both are sitting at the same table and forced to interact with each other. Turns out to be rather sweet.

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

Host: Lee Tuley
Guests: 
Ray Gary, Dan Sherman, Rick, Shirley Hyatt
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.