Issues

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


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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


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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


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Our Community: Who is Jim Crary and Why is He Running for Congress?

Jim Crary

In the latest episode of Our Community, host Candice Michel meets with Jim Crary, candidate for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district.

Oregon’s 2nd district is the seventh-largest congressional district in the country, covering nearly two-thirds of the State. Crary is running against an incumbent of nearly twenty years, armed with monetary backing from big donors, and admits that winning the race is a long-shot.

In this episode, learn more about who Crary is, his approach to the campaign, and why he is running for Congress.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel; Copy Editor: Katlyn Temple


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Community Conversations: The Gary Milliman Report – Airport Project, Urban Renewal Plan, and More

Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman discusses the Airport Project, revisiting the Urban Renewal Plan, and other important topics such as local and regional economic development and the relationship between the City of Brookings and some of our local special districts.

Community Conversations‘ show host Connie Hunter gives a special thank you to City Manager Gary for his gift of time, perspective, and encouragement during the start up of KCIW.

Gary’s interviews provide in-depth information for those who want to learn more about local issues and how folks – no matter what age – can become more engaged in the democratic process.

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Community Conversations: The Gary Milliman Report – Salmon Run Golf Course and Harbor Annexation Study Report

In this edition of Community Conversations, host Connie Hunter tackles two important subjects with Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman.

Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

The conversation starts with a discussion of the latest news concerning the Salmon Run Golf Course. Here you’ll learn about Salmon Run becoming a municipal amenity.

Next, Connie and Gary explore numerous and varied aspects of the recently completed Portland State University Harbor Annexation study.

Gary describes the findings of the study and puts them in context by explaining some important, but often misunderstood, concepts relating to Harbor annexation. Learn what a “urban growth area” is and why it’s important to the residents of Brookings and Harbor. Find out the relationship between the controversial concepts of annexation and eminent domain. Learn how the residents of Harbor benefit from “subtle subsidies” paid for by the taxpayers of Brookings.

Gary discusses these subjects and more in this comprehensive interview. This is an important program to hear if you’re interested in the future of Brookings, Harbor, or Curry County as a whole.

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Community Conversations: Candidates for Curry County District Attorney – Eric Bryant

2016 Special Election Coverage

Community Conversations show host Connie Hunter interviews the two candidates running for the office of Curry County District Attorney.

Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant

Incumbent District Attorney Everett Dial is running for reelection. His challenger is local attorney Eric Bryant.

We hope that these interviews will help inform listeners about the candidates and encourage a conversation about the issues facing Curry County.

With the election just around the corner, we encourages everyone who is able to vote to do so!


Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Community Conversations: Candidates for Curry County District Attorney – Everett Dial

2016 Special Election Coverage

Community Conversations show host Connie Hunter interviews the two candidates running for the office of Curry County District Attorney.

Everett Dial and Friend

Everett Dial and Friend

Incumbent District Attorney Everett Dial is running for reelection. His challenger is local attorney Eric Bryant.

We hope that these interviews will help inform listeners about the candidates and encourage a conversation about the issues facing Curry County.

With the election just around the corner, we encourages everyone who is able to vote to do so!


Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter


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