Our Community

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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Our Community: Pat Malone

Pat Malone

Pat Malone

In this episode of Our Community, host Candice Michel chats with writer and community volunteer Pat Malone. First, join us as Pat discusses the rewards of community service and shares her unique history, which includes stories of growing up in San Francisco, fostering newborn babies, and surviving a forest fire that claimed three hundred homes, including her own.

In the second part of the program, Pat shares some exciting news: later this year, she will host a new KCIW program called Pat’s World. Pat’s World aims to cover two causes that are very dear to her heart – the Humane Society and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel; Sound Editor: Peter Schreiber; Copy Editor: Katlyn Temple


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Our Community: Staying Alive and Getting Well with Dr. William McDougall

What’s the solution to the many modern diseases plaguing our society today? Can a change in diet help prevent or reverse some of the health problems sweeping our country?

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Dr. William McDougall

In this edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel talks with Dr. William McDougall about our modern diet and how it affects our health. Dr. McDougall argues that changes in our diet could significantly reduce the incidence of modern diseases, helping us to live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. McDougall maintains that our bodies were meant to be nourished by a plant-based diet, and that the elimination of animal products could be the answer to many of our health problems.

Listen to this program to learn about Dr. McDougall’s diet and healthy living recommendations.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel; Recoding Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program. The information provided is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional before changing your healthcare treatment, diet, or lifestyle.


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Our Community: Sutter Coast Hospital Conflict – Another Perspective

This edition of Our Community continues the dialog about important and controversial issues surrounding Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City.

Sutter Coast Hospital

Sutter Coast Hospital

In this second interview in the series, host Candice Michel talks with hospital CEO Mitch Hanna about the current status of Sutter Coast Hospital and plans for the future.

Hanna discusses a broad range of topics related to Sutter Coast Hospital and healthcare in Curry and Del Norte counties, including:

  • The benefits of being affiliated with the corporation Sutter Health,
  • Planned expansion of services to Curry County,
  • The addition of dialysis services and an infusion center in Crescent City,
  • The reason Sutter Coast Hospital withdrew its application to become a Critical Access Hospital,
  • and More

Watch for future programs in this important series on Curry Coast Community Radio.

Host: Candice Michel, Producer: Candice Michel


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Our Community: Sutter Coast Hospital Conflict

This edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel examines important and controversial issues surrounding the management of Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City, California. Her special guest for this program is orthopedic surgeon and Head of Surgery at Sutter Coast Hospital, Dr. Gregory Duncan.

Sutter Coast Hospital

Sutter Coast Hospital

What is the story behind the conflict at Sutter Coast Hospital? Why are good medical personnel leaving our community? Who really owns the hospital? Who is Sutter Health, and do they have our community’s best interests at heart?

Dr. Duncan provides some of the answers to these and other issues that impact our healthcare in Curry and Del Norte counties.

This is the first in a series of programs on this important topic.

Host: Candice Michel, Producer: Candice Michel


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