Issues

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


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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Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – BAER Team and Richard Heap

Join host Candice Michel for this two part show about the aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire.

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team leader John Chatel discusses the work his team did in assessing the toll the fire took on the forest lands and watershed, and Richard Heap, a member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and longtime Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) volunteer, talks about how the salmon and their spawning grounds will likely be impacted.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Photo is from the Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER web page.

Discussion at Brookings Café: The Azalea Park Tree Issue

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.

Episode 4 is about the issue of tree removal at Azalea Park. The City of Brookings had proposed clear cutting the grove of trees behind the band shell and the grove just east of Kid Town. After a large public outcry the city hired an arborist from Portland who said that only 6 to 9 trees needed to be removed. He said that the park trees were, basically, in good health.

The city is now assessing the arborist’s report and trying to gage public opinion. In this discussion we talk about both.

Join six concerned citizens in this spirited discussion on Azalea Park and the fate of its beautiful trees.

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

Hosts: Dan Sherman; Producer: Dan Sherman; Recording Tech: Calla Felicity; Sound Editor: Calla Felicity


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Our Community: A Hospital in Brookings, Part 2

Catherine Wiley

Could we actually have a hospital here in Brookings? And what would need to happen to make that dream a reality?

In this edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel discusses with Catherine Wiley the results of the public forum hosted by the South Curry Health Care Alliance at Southwestern Oregon Community College on August 17, 2017 about a proposed satellite hospital for Brookings-Harbor.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Discussion at Brookings Café: What to Discuss

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion.

What’s your favorite topic? At the table, anything could be discussed and you could be a part of it. Send us an idea, or volunteer to be part of the discussion. Or, just listen as others tell us their thoughts on a variety of topics.

This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Episode 2 discusses artificial intelligence and how it may affect our lives. Will we live in a world of luxury while a robotic world does all the work? Will it be like the “Terminator” movies?

Episode 3? We talk about what to talk about. What’s important to us in Brookings? Local issues. World issues? You can suggest topics.

Episode 4? We are trying to get together a discussion on the trees on Azalea Park.

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

Hosts: Ray Gary, Dan Sherman, Tracy Rupp, Dane Tippman; Producer: Dan Sherman; Recording Tech: Calla Felicity; Sound Editor: Calla Felicity


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Discussion at Brookings Café: Artificial Intelligence – Good? Bad?

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion.

What’s your favorite topic? At the table, anything could be discussed and you could be a part of it. Send us an idea, or volunteer to be part of the discussion. Or, just listen as others tell us their thoughts on a variety of topics.

This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Episode 2 discusses artificial intelligence and how it may affect our lives even here in Brookings. Will we live in a world of luxury while a robotic world does all the work? Will it be like the “Terminator” movies, full of death and destruction? Join us as we toss this topic around.

Episode 3? We will talk about what to talk about. What’s important to us in Brookings? Local issues. World issues? You can suggest topics. Join us.

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

Hosts: Ray Gary, Dan Sherman, Bill Walford, Dane Tippman; Producer: Dan Sherman; Recording Tech: Calla Felicity; Sound Editor: Calla Felicity


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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Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

As of September 15, 2017, the Chetco Bar Fire, which started as a lightning strike deep in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, has burned nearly 190,000 acres and is only 38% contained.

Join host Candice Michel as she talks with Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman about the impact of this fire on Our Community.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Photo is from the United States Department of Agriculture Forrest Service, taken on August 17, 2017.

Community Conversations: Fighting Fire with Fire – Update on the Chetco Bar Fire

Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA Forest Service, with Community Conversations host Connie Hunter

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA/Forest Service about the issues surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire.

Mr. Krasko’s duties include serving as the Public Information Officer for the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Command Operation, currently located outside of Brookings, in Harbor, Oregon.

Get the scoop on what we, as citizens, can do to be proactive in our area. Learn how fire incident command operations works. Listening to this program will help citizens understand the techniques and concerns of wilderness firefighting, locally, and in general, and will provide perspective and hope in spite of the hardships surrounding this local natural disaster.

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


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Discussion at Brookings Café: The Gun Issue

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion.

What’s your favorite topic? At the table, anything could be discussed and you could be a part of it. Send us an idea, or volunteer to be part of the discussion. Or, just listen as others tell us their thoughts on a variety of topics.

This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

Our first show discusses “guns” in a general way. How do you feel about guns? Join us as we toss this topic around.

What’s next? The rumor is that “artificial intelligence” will affect all of our lives in a profound way. Join that discussion to find out how you will be affected by this major, life changing phenomenon.

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

Hosts: Ray Gary, Dan Sherman, Tracy Rupp, Bill Walford; Producer: Dan Sherman; 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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Our Community: A Hospital in Brookings with Catherine Wiley

Catherine Wiley

Catherine Wiley believes healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and has spent her entire adult life championing healthcare for the under-served and underprivileged populations.

Since moving to our area almost 20 years ago, she continues to advocate for good healthcare for our rural communities. Could we actually have a hospital here in Brookings? And what would need to happen to make that dream a reality?

In this edition of Our Community join your host Candice Michel as she chats with the one person who might have the answers.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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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