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Local Politics 2017

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A public forum hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon. Info at: http://www.aclu-or.org/content/mission   listen 05/18/2017
Interviews with candidates for Clatsop Community College Board of Directors.  From 9-9:30: Position 2 incumbent Patrick  Wingard  and challenger Pamela Mattson McDonald; 930 to 10: Position 5 incumbent Rosemary Baker-Monaghan  and challenger Mary Beth Cottle. listen 05/12/2017
A one-hour election edition of Perspectives, Joan Herman interviews candidates in the two contested races for the Astoria school board.  Hear a discussion of school board issues in Part 1with position 4 incumbent  Jeanette Sampson and challenger Andy Davis, and then with position 5 incumbent Jenna Rickenbach and challenger Bob Goldberg. listen 05/05/2017
AAUW Candidate Forum for the Astoria School District Board of Directors, May 3, 2017    listen 05/03/2017
AAUW Candidate Forum for the Port of Astoria Commission, May 3, 2017  listen 05/03/2017
AAUW Candidate Forum for the Clatsop Care Health District Board of Directors, May 3, 2017  listen 05/03/2017
AAUW Candidate Forum for the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors, May 3, 2017  listen 05/03/2017
A special one hour election edition of Perspectives: host Joan Herrman interviews Port of Astoria commission incumbent Jim Campbell and challenger Steve Fulton from 9-930. Then from 930-10, Clatsop Care Health District incumbent Mike Aho and challenger Jacqueline DeVaney discuss privatization of management  at the publicly funded health District. listen 04/28/2017
In a special one hour show, Joan Herman talks with candidates from the races for the Port of Astoria Board of Commissioners, May 16 election.  From 9-9:30, Joan talks with Position 2 incumbent Dick Hellberg and challenger Dirk Rohne; from 9:30 to 10, Position 5 incumbent Pat O’Grady and challenger Frank Spence. listen 04/21/2017
U.S. Representative for Oregon's District 1, Suzanne Bonamici, addresses local residents at a Town Hall Meeting at Warrenton High School.   listen 04/15/2017
Joan Herman interviews incumbent Karen Burke and challenger Mindy Stokes in the race for Position 1 on the Clatsop Care Health District’s Board of Directors. listen 04/14/2017
Joan Herman discusses the impacts of President Trump's plans to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. What could this mean for small rural stations like Coast Community Radio? Guests: Joann Rideout, CCR Station Mgr, Roger Rocka, Tillicum Foundation Board Member; Doug Sweet, former CCR Station Mgr. listen 04/07/2017
Airbnbs, or homestays,  are becoming increasingly popular, but some worry they take away housing from  permanent residents.  To discuss the issue, host Joan Herman welcomes guests Astoria City Council member Cindy Price, Astoria contractor and Airbnb advocate Kris Haefker,  and Astoria City Planner Nancy Ferber.    listen 03/24/2017
For the first time in its 38-year history, the publicly owned Clatsop Care Health District will be managed by a private company beginning April 1. Guests:  Karen Burke, Dr. Roy Little, and Mark Remley.   listen 03/10/2017
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden's Town Hall Meeting #799 for Clatsop County   listen 02/24/2017
Astoria Mayor Arline LaMear and Councilor Tom Brownson discuss the City Council's 2017 goals to  firm up plans to renovate  the aging library and complete the Astoria waterfront vision plan. listen 02/24/2017
Joan Herman talks with Laurie Caplan and Deb Vanosse about the Indivisible Movement listen 02/10/2017
Joan Herman, continues her occasional series on the north coast’s housing crunch. Today, a look at the shortage of affordable housing for residents at the lowest income levels. listen 01/27/2017