Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dale Cummins - Prineville's New Police Captain

A Wealth of Experience and a Desire to Serve

Dale Cummins is the new Police Captain with the City of Prineville. A long time law enforcement officer, Cummins brings a wealth of experience to his new position. And Dale's family is excited to be relocating to Central Oregon from Gresham. (Total time 5 minutes)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Friends, Two Wars, Emotional Connections

Harley Hess and Sam Morris

In December of 2014 I had the honor of recording a conversation between two friends. Harley Hess is a veteran of WWII currently living at Carriage Place, an assisted living facility in Prineville. Harley’s friend, Sam Morris, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, also lives in Prineville, and serves as Harley’s guardian angel. While the bulk of their conversation centers on Harley’s incredible life, both men share a common bond – they both flew airplanes during their service days…and continued to fly in their post-war years. Their obvious friendship tugged on my heart strings…as I’m sure it will yours. So let’s listen to their conversation. Total running time: 30:50

(l to r) Jenny Sexton, Harley Hess, Sam Morris, Bill Sexton (seated)
at the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC September 2012

Friday, December 26, 2014

What You Love About Central Oregon Could Be Killing You

Skin Cancer (Melanoma) in Central Oregon

Skin cancer (melanoma) is a growing problem on the high desert of Central Oregon. Learn what OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute is doing to reach out and educate the citizens of Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties. Total podcast time 8:45. 

OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute's $1B Challenge
Your gift will be doubled when we reach our goal of raising $500 million, thanks to a matching gift from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Voices of Woodgrain Millwork

Company Abruptly Closes - 200 Jobs Gone

Woodgrain Millwork in Prineville Oregon recently closed it's mill after a roof collapsed under the weight of heavy ice and snow. The company has no plans to reopen the facility meaning that upwards of 200 people are losing their jobs. This in a county with over 10.2% unemployment, high poverty and homelessness. Listen to this podcast and here the voices of affected workers. Total time: 8:02

Prineville's Woodgrain Millwork facility prior to roof collapse
Photo Credit: Kevin Sperl, Central Oregonian

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

E-Cigarette Growth in Crook County Oregon

Smoking Cessation Devices or Simply Brilliant Marketing?

The growth of e cigarettes in Crook County Oregon has been huge. Listen to this podcast recorded on Nov. 4th, 2014 with two experts from the Crook County Oregon Health Department. You'll learn what e cigs actually are, who's using them, and what the health outcomes are. Total running time: 18:40

Muriel De La Vergne-Brown and Kris Williams

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Homeless in Crook County

Ever Wonder What It's Like?

Somehow the message that the economy was improving never made it to the homeless population in Crook County. Numbers are increasing and services can't keep up with the need. Bill talks with two people in Prineville Oregon about how they came to be homeless, what it's like to live on the street, what challenges they have on a daily basis, and what resources they have tapped to help them get out of the cycle of homelessness, drug addiction, and jail. Listen to this podcast now (8:41 total time) and learn what it's like to be homeless.

Matt at Redemption House Ministries

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jack Marsicano - WWII Vet and Pearl Harbor Survivor

"I Just Did What I Was Told"

Jack Marsicano just turned 97. He's a WWII vet and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941. Listen to this podcast (6:43 total time) and hear what one American hero thought about his time in the service - and how he survived Pearl Harbor.

Margaret & Jack Marsicano proudly displaying their Honor Flight memorabilia