Our Community

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.

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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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.

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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