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Bruin Radio Interviews: County Commissioner Candidate Christopher Paasch

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

Our students interview Curry County Commissioner candidate Christopher Paasch. At the time of this episode, Mr. Paasch is one of the four declared candidates for Curry County Commissioner Position 1, currently held by Tom Huxley. Most questions for Mr. Paasch were developed by a group of BHHS students with editing by BHHS Staff. Students reached out to citizen advisors in the community for some questions suggestions and ideas. Mr. Paasch was provided with a list of the questions five days prior to the interview and was given the option to decline to answer questions. The questions were sent in the late evening of Monday following a brief delay on the part of BHHS Staff. Mr. Paasch did not decline to answer any of our listed questions. Student interviewers asked some impromptu follow-up questions of the guest.

At the time of this episode, we are working to coordinate a rescheduling of the fourth declared candidate for Curry County Commissioner.

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Jeremy Pettinger, Isabella Freitas
Guest: Christopher Paasch
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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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The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org
, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio Interviews: County Commissioner Candidate Andre Bay

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

Our students interview Curry County Commissioner candidate Andre Bay. At the time of this episode, Mr. Bay is one of the four declared candidates for Curry County Commissioner Position 1, currently held by Tom Huxley. Questions for Mr. Bay were developed by a group of BHHS students with editing by BHHS Staff. Students reached out to citizen advisors in the community for some questions suggestions and ideas. Mr. Bay was provided with a list of the questions five days prior to the interview and was given the option to decline to answer questions. Mr. Bay did not decline to answer any of our listed questions.

At the time of this episode, all four declared candidates for Curry County Commissioner have responded to our requests for an interview and are scheduled.

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Jeremy Pettinger, Isabella Freitas
Guest: Andre Bay
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.


The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org
, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Bruin Radio Interviews: County Commissioner Candidate Jan Barbas

Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

Our students interview Curry County Commissioner candidate Jan Barbas. At the time of this episode, Mr. Barbas is one of the four declared candidates for Curry County Commissioner Position 1, currently held by Tom Huxley. Questions for Mr. Barbas were developed by a group of BHHS students with editing by BHHS Staff. Students reached out to citizen advisors in the community for some questions suggestions and ideas. Mr. Barbas was provided with a list of the questions five days prior to the interview and was given the option to decline to answer questions. Mr. Barbas did not decline to answer any of our listed questions.

At the time of this episode, three of the four declared candidates for Curry County Commissioner (Including Mr. Barbas) have responded to our requests for an interview.

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! E-mail Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you.

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Ashlee Ellis, Iris Mitchell, Isabella Freitas
Guest: Jan Barbas
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


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


If you enjoy this program and want to hear more like it, consider supporting Curry Coast Community Radio. Here’s How.


The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org
, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found  at: https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.

 

Community Conversations: County Commissioner – Fire Follow-Up

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Curry County Commissioner Court Boice about the Chetco Bar Fire recovery effort and the importance of a clear economic vision for the Curry County’s future.

Court Boice

This conversation highlights include recognizing the gift behind people coming together in the face of adversity, assessing the negative impact of one-fifth of Curry County being burned, and brainstorming recovery ideas. Click HERE to see an inspiring video “After the Fire is Out” (mentioned in this conversation), shown at a recent Curry County Board of Commissioners meeting. Skip forward to 2:05:25 to see “After the Fire is Out”.

Find out from the Commissioner Court what each of us can do to help be an instrument of hope in our County’s recovery efforts. We can all be proactive on behalf of Curry County by becoming advocates for our area. Learn how hope begets hope! Listening to this podcast will help people understand the details of the wildfire devastation while we envision the economic recovery and future forest stewardship in our “neck of the woods.”

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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Music is Never Ending Optimism, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Community Conversations: Volunteers Make the World Go ‘Round – County Commissioner Susan Brown Discusses Volunteer Needs

In honor of April being National Volunteer Month, Curry County Commissioner and community volunteer Susan Brown joins Community Conversations show host Connie Hunter to talk about volunteerism and to encourage county residents to become community volunteers.

Susan Brown

Curry County Commissioner Susan Brown

Learn about how volunteers make a huge difference in our local county government. Find out about volunteer opportunities in Curry County government and at local nonprofits. And don’t miss Commissioner Brown’s story about volunteering to be “mock” arrested and put in a “dunk tank” for charity. Volunteering can be fun, too!

Community Conversations celebrates volunteers and volunteerism, not only in April, but throughout the year, with the introduction of this new series – Volunteers Make the World Go ‘Round! Many thanks to Commissioner Brown for helping KCIW podcasts reach 10,000 downloads!

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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Music is Never Ending Optimism, licensed from audioblocks.com.

Community Conversations: Curry County Outreach Forums with County Commissioner Susan Brown

What’s Curry County’s greatest asset? According to Curry County Commissioner Susan Brown the answer to that question is easy. The citizens of Curry County are the innovators, community builders, and strategic planners whose many gifts will craft the future success of Curry County.

Curry CountyThis installment of KCIW’s Community Conversations provides an in-depth report and update on Curry County’s Community Outreach Forums with Commissioner Brown. The forums consist of a three-part series of 15 meetings held at locations across the County.

As part of the ongoing mission to provide factual and nonpolitical information for citizens, show host Connie Hunter and Commissioner Brown work together to make sure that the citizens of Curry County have one more avenue for citizen involvement and civic engagement. Brown provides important County information and highlights the County’s efforts to initiate a call to action for the citizens of Curry County.

With Curry County poised on the edge of a fiscal cliff, the Curry County Outreach Forums challenge and empower the county citizens to “be the change” they want to see. These forums provide a jumping-off point for the Curry County visioning process. Commissioner Brown hopes to encourage citizen involvement in creating a vision for what “we want to be when we grow up.”

Beginning with a “state of” Curry County report, Brown discusses recent survey results, provides a civics lesson regarding the county’s budget, and explains “the money-in and money-out” relationship with the 45 districts that provide services for Curry County citizens. Brown also discusses how part two of Curry County’s Outreach Forums provides a simple format for county-wide “brain storming.” Brown asks citizens to share their ideas for increasing our County’s income/revenue and for suggestions for county priorities as input to a Curry County strategic plan. Beyond recruiting businesses to come to Curry County, citizens’ suggestions include everything from a sales tax, gas tax, and transient lodging tax, to event fees and even revenue from a toll bridge.

Join in the conversation that is kicking off the new smart growth strategies for Curry County economic development.

Show host Connie Hunter embraces Brown’s core values supporting a safe culture of civic engagement and citizen involvement. This is the beginning of a brighter future for Curry County – and, this conversation is filled with hope and direction.

Host: Connie Hunter, Producer: Connie Hunter


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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Community Conversations: Growing Grassroots Civility, Episode 1

Curry Coast Community Radio’s Community Conversations announces a new year-long series called Growing Grassroots Civility.

During the inaugural episode of this important series, Host Connie Hunter talks with Julie Schmelzer, head of Economic Development and Administration for Curry County, Lt. Michael “Mick” Espinoza, Curry County Sheriff’s Department Operations Commander, and Jonathan “Jay” Trost, Director of the Curry County Juvenile Department, about how to grow grassroots civility in Curry County.

Born out of frustration with community divisions, Curry County leaders and citizens are working together to “grow grassroots civility.” In recent months, issues of incivility began to be discussed in local social media groups because of acknowledged abuses. Beyond social media, a recent “Law Enforcement Night” sponsored by the Southwestern Oregon Community College Associated Student Government, provided a real life lesson in civility, with both good and bad examples of what was supposed to be a “civilized debate.” Our local newspaper suddenly changed its letter-to-the-editor standards to emphasize quality of arguments and to avoid abuses.

The question remains: can we citizens of Curry County disagree without being disagreeable? (Show host Connie Hunter admits to stealing the that line from local Vietnam veteran, Terry Brayer!) This conversation lays it on the line — let’s work it out, People!

Look for upcoming programs to include a KCIW collaboration between Our Community’s Candice Michel and Connie Hunter as they address civility issues in our schools, community organizations, and between the cities and the county.

Host: Connie Hunter, Producer: Connie Hunter, Recording Engineer: Jim Newman


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Special Program: Gold Beach Mayor Karl Popoff Sheriff’s Patrol Ride-Along

Curry County Sheriff's DepartmentIn this special program, Curry Coast Community Radio’s Bryan Tillung and Connie Hunter use the occasion of Gold Beach Mayor Karl Popoff’s Sheriff’s Patrol ride-along to discuss the many challenges facing the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and how they relate to the public safety property tax measure that will appear on the May 16th ballot.

Participating in the discussion are Mayor Popoff, Curry County Sheriff John Ward, Operations Commander Lt. Mike Espinoza, and Deputy Jared Gray.


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Community Conversations: Economic Development with Julie Schmelzer

Got vision?  KCIW’s Community Conversations explores what a sustainable, prosperous future for our neck of the woods “looks like!” Connie Hunter interviews Curry County’s Director of Economic Development and Administration, Julie Schmelzer.  Julie shares her vision of growing a sustainable economy through tourism development and a creative economy.  Julie suggests more cooperation with the cities is an integral part of creating a good “perfect storm” for a more hopeful economic future!

Curry County, Oregon

Curry County, Oregon

Data collected in Oregon’s Creative Vitality Index gives rise to the idea of a unique tourism “recipe” for Curry County – a unique blend of cultural, stewardship and eco-tourism. A stellar example of arts and culture tourism as an engine of economic development is cited in the Index:  the annual $58 million positive economic impact in Ashland, Oregon, because of the Shakespeare Festival.  This interview poses the question, what can a creative economy do for Curry County?


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Special Program: Public Safety Property Tax Levy Town Hall Meeting

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to provide this special public interest program.

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015, the Curry County Democratic Central Committee hosted a special town hall meeting in the Gold Beach City Council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to help inform the voters of Curry County about the Sheriff’s Department property tax levy that will appear on the May 19 ballot.

Sheriff John Ward

Sheriff John Ward

Almost every seat was occupied as Curry County Sheriff John Ward and members of his command staff fielded a wide range of questions about Sheriff’s Department operations and the rationale for the public safety property tax levy, including patrol staffing levels and what happens if the jail is forced to close due to lack of funds.

The moderator is Carl King, Chair of the Curry County Democratic Central Committee. Fielding questions are Sheriff John Ward, Lieutenant Mike Espinoza, and Jail Commander Sergeant Joel Hensley.


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