The John Erickson Channel

The John Erickson Channel

John Erickson speaks with Capitol Steps Founding Member Elaina Newport. Capitol Steps in Portland March 18 at Revolution Hall.

Episodes

December 12, 2019 4 mins
Here's a recording of the live announcement that Bruce Murdock and John Erickson are hanging' em up.
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The internal culture of a workplace can be the defining difference in success or failure. Leadership coach Shawn Murphy has written "Work Tribes," and he's interviewed by John Erickson.
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December 9, 2019 13 mins
A new report says a large percentage of Multnomah County residents don't earn enough money to meet their basic needs. We hear from local experts including Peggy Samolinski, Director, Youth and Family Services; Emily S. Ryan, Chair, Multnomah County Commission for Economic Dignity, and members of the Multnomah County Commission.
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December 9, 2019 3 mins
Oregon Christmas tree prices are up because the number of trees being grown is down. Chal Landgren, a Christmas Tree specialist at Oregon State University, explains the factors in play to iHeart Radio's Brad Ford.
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December 5, 2019 16 mins
With the hectic holiday season underway, we hear expert advice on maintaining one's health and sanity from Suzanne Falter, author of the new book The Extremely Busy Woman's Guide to Self-Care.
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December 5, 2019 16 mins
As we near the end of the year, one significant development in the Portland area is the beginning of the revival of the Interstate Bridge Project. We hear a good explanation of what's happening from two of ODOT's top executives. Assistant Director Travis Brouwer and Government Relations Manager Lindsay Baker spoke at the latest meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission.
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December 1, 2019 13 mins
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will take the next step this week toward passing an ordinance that would almost triple the county’s vehicle registration fees in order to make Portland’s Burnside Bridge earthquake ready. .We hear comments from Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, County Engineer Ian Cannon, and others.
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With Medicare open enrollment soon to close, we interview Lisa Emerson from the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace about the options, and about the many ways consumers can get information
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The 37th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees begins soon, raising funds for the many services that Providence provides for children with special needs. We interview Executive Director for Children’s Developmental Health, Joann Vance, and Regional Director for Foundation Communications and Events, Katie Colhoff.
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We learn about Bridge Meadows, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing communities where they pair foster children, and families, and elders together for the benefit of everyone. Executive Director Derenda Shubert explains.
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Wine Country Thanksgiving is an annual event in the Willamette Valley, and this week we interview winemaker Don Hagge of Vidon Winery on Chehalem mountain, who talks about his natural approach to wine-growing, as well as his background as a NASA physicist on the Apollo moon program.
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Through a partnership between the Port of Portland and Portland Street Art Alliance, local artists created a mural in the north pedestrian tunnel at PDX that celebrates the people, history and natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. We hear from Alliance Executive Director Tiffany Conklin, and several of the diverse people who are depicted on the mural.
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November 14, 2019 13 mins
We learn about the nonprofit organization College Possible Oregon, which helps students from challenging backgrounds to achieve acceptance and success in college through a program of mentorship and support, from Executive Director Julie Mancini.
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The Oregon Humane Society's Laura Klink drops by with a carload of puppies and kittens which are available for office visits during the holiday season as part of the "Snuggle Express"...which raises funds for the organization while instantly improving office morale.
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November 14, 2019 11 mins
Portland's Singing Christmas Tree swings into its new season soon with 9 live performances designed to entertain and inspire. We interview CEO and Director Wes Walterman along with Executive Producer Greg Tamblyn about the challenges and joys of creating this much-loved event.
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Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon's sole Republican on Capitol Hill, surprised many by saying he's not running for re-election. We play an interview he did with Radio KUMA in Pendleton, hosted by Butch Thurman.
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A Portland real estate firm is cooperating with a local charity for a winter coat drive, which last year collected over 1,000 coats. We interview broker Cristen Lincoln of Living Room Realty, and Garrett Maltzan of Impact NW.
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As the legislatures of Oregon and Washington come together to try again to solve the problem of the aging and substandard Interstate bridge over the Columbia River, we meet the members of the bipartisan, bi-state committee. Speakers include Sen. Annette Cleveland of Washington, Sen. Lee Beyer of Oregon, and others.
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Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) delivered the keynote speech at the christening of what's going to be the USS Oregon in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel is the U.S. Navy's newest submarine and the third navy vessel to carry the state's name. The submarine was christened with water from Crater Lake and Wine from Oregon. We aired Walden's remarks.
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October 2019 is proclaimed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Multnomah County. We hear the words of County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal; Alise Sanchez of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office; Chief Deputy District Attorney John Casalino; Call to Safety director Fay Schuler; and Claire Barrera, supervisor of sexual assault prevention with El Programa Hispano Católico.
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