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