Let's Talk Portland

Let's Talk Portland

Let's Talk Portland

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Audacy Portland’s locally produced public affairs radio show. Our show is community focused and features timely topics of interest to the Portland Metro area. Let's Talk Portland is hosted by Gary Bloxom. He interviews newsmakers and experts on topics ranging from business, health, education, and the environment, to science and technology and non-profit work happening in our community. Also featured are authors and artists with interesting discussions on the arts and popular culture. We thank you for listening to Let’s Talk Portland. 
  1. September 23, 2022
    25 min
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    Guide Dogs 9.25.22
    An interview with Chris Benninger, CEO of Guide Dogs For The Blind about the work they do breeding, raising, and training dogs for the blind and visually impaired.
  2. September 09, 2022
    24 min
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    Clackamas Comm College 9.11.22
    An interview with Tara Sprehe, Dean of Academic Foundations and Connections at Clackamas Community College about the benefits of a community college, available jobs after graduation, and the support for the who…
  3. August 25, 2022
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    St Jude Aug 28 2022
    An interview with DeeAnna Janku, Portland Development Specialist for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Taylor Pawley, Director of Marketing at Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking about the work St. Jude d…
  4. August 19, 2022
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    Albertina Kerr 8.21.22
    An interview with Allison Stark, CEO of Albertina Kerr, one of the oldest non-profits in Oregon, about the work they do with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and children's mental health…
  5. August 05, 2022
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    Lincoln County Historical Society 8.7.22
    An interview with Susan Tissot, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Historical Society about the history of their two locations in Newport, Oregon, their current shows, and their public programs
  6. July 20, 2022
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    MESO 7.24.22
    An interview with Cobi Lewis, Executive Director of Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) and Josh Lyons, President of Keybank for Oregon and SW Washington about how MESO helps small businesses get off the…
  7. July 14, 2022
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    City Of Seaside 7.17.22
    An interview with Josh Heineman, Director of Tourism Marketing for the City of Seaside about all of the things to do in the coastal town, about the beach cleanups, and about beach safety.
  8. July 08, 2022
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    PDX Live 7.10.22
    An Interview with Trevor Soloman, the Talent Buyer for True West and Theresa Vetsch-Sandoval, Director of Marketing for Pioneer Courthouse Square about PDX Live, a concert series in The Square.
  9. June 30, 2022
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    UGM 7.3.22
    An interview with Jason Christensen, Executive Director of Union Gospel Mission about the work they do helping the homeless and addicted and about breaking ground on the new Lifechange community for women and c…
  10. June 24, 2022
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    Waterfront Blues Fest 6.26.22
    An interview with Christina Fuller, Festival Director of the Waterfront Blues Fest, Jeremy Wilson, Founder of the Jeremy Wilson Foundation, and Suzanne Washington, CEO of Meals On Wheels People about the festiv…
  11. June 10, 2022
    24 min
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    Portland Pride 6.12.22
    An interview with Debra Porta, Executive Director of Pride NW about the importance of Pride, the economic impact of Pride weekend, and the year around work they do supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ community. For Covid…
  12. June 02, 2022
    25 min
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    Interstate Bridge Replacement 6.5.22
    An interview with Greg Johnson, Program Administrator for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program about how and when the bridge will be replaced and about the environmental and equity considerations around it…
  13. May 19, 2022
    25 min
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    Rose Festival 5.22.22
    An interview with Jeff Curtis, CEO of the Portland Rose Festival foundation, the non-profit producer of the Rose Festival, about the return of the festival and all of the events.
  14. May 13, 2022
    25 min
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    Our Giving Table 5.15.22
    An interview with Lydia Massaad, founder of Our Giving Table, and Jerry Kenney, a Papa Murphy's franchisee, about the work they are doing together to combat hunger in our area.
  15. May 06, 2022
    25 min
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    ALSO 5.8.22
    An interview with Brett Turner, CEO of ALSO, Advocates for Life Skills and Opportunity, about the work they do in housing, employment and community involvement for people with intellectual and developmental dis…
  16. April 14, 2022
    24 min
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    Howard's Heart 4.17.22
    An interview with Amy Bunker, Founding Director of Howard's Heart, a non-profit that endeavors to fulfill the needs of teens in foster care by listening to them and finding out what they need.
  17. April 08, 2022
    25 min
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    Comcast ACP 4.10.22
    An interview with Rebecca Brown, Senior Director of Community Impact at Comcast Oregon/SW Washington about how Comcast is supporting ACP, a government assistance program to address digital equity issues.
  18. March 24, 2022
    24 min
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    Lumberjacks 3.27.22
    An interview with Andi T. Rex and Tyler Davis with the Portland Lumberjacks about the inclusive rugby team, their fundraising efforts, and about the sport in general.
  19. March 03, 2022
    24 min
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    Columbia Play Project 3.6.22
    An interview with Jeanne Bennett, Board Chair for the Columbia Play Project, a non-profit in Clark County dedicated to creating exploratory play spaces for the young, including a children's museum.
  20. February 11, 2022
    24 min
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    Cricket Wireless 2.13.22
    An interview with Matt Cave, Market Director for Cricket Wireless about the new federal government program, Affordable Connectivity Program, that makes broadband more affordable.

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