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Perspectives/TUC

Perspectives is Coast Community Radio’s local issues oriented show hosted by Joan Herman.

Time of Useful Consciousness (TUC)
Maria Gilardin learned radio in the KPFA news department in 1980 and was one of the founders of the women’s department. She co-wrote the GATT Guide for the Earth Summit in Rio, was founding producer of the national weekly public-affairs show Making Contact, and is a member of the International Forum on Globalization.

Since 1993, Maria has written and produced radio on global trade and great ideas of local resistance to globalization.

On air: Friday from 9:30-10:00am on KMUN and KTCB 

Listen online: Friday from 9:30-10:00am.

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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
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
Homeless on the North Coast Joan Herman talks with Alan Evans, Ex Dir. Helping Hand Reentry, Elaine Bruce of Clatsop Community Action, and Brian Mahoney, Volunteer and Board member, Astoria Warming Center.   listen 01/13/2017
Joan Herman interviews a supporter and an opponent of the mega-retailer Walmart, which broke ground on a supercenter store in Warrenton in November.   listen 12/30/2016
Host Joan Herman interviews Dan Serres and Hobe Kytr, advocates for removing dams on a river tributary, as the federal government seeks public input for restoring the once world-record salmon runs. listen 12/16/2016
Joan Herman speaks with Clatsop Community College President  Chris Breitmeyer and Dean of Students Chris Ousley about the free tuition program for recent high school graduates, trending fields of study, and the college budget in the wake of Measure 97’s defeat. listen 12/02/2016
Joan Herman moderates a panel discussion on what many say is the largest problem facing the north coast: a shortage of available housing.Guests: David Pero, Editor/Publisher The Daily Astorian; Kevin Leahy Ex Dir. Economic Resources; Heather Hansen, Community Development Dir. Clatsop County     listen 11/18/2016
Guests: Attorneys Ron Brown and Dawn Buzzard discuss their work prosecuting what has been called one of the worst cases of child abuse in Clatsop County history.   listen 11/11/2016
Guest host Joanne Rideout talks with Linda Kozlowski, president of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. They'll discuss the evolution of this group, arguably the most prepared volunteer first responders on the coast, and the tornado that hit Manzanita in October.  listen 11/04/2016
Measure 97 - With the general election just 11 days away, Joan Herman hosts Skip Hauke and Otto Schell in a discussion of the pros and cons of Measure 97.   listen 10/21/2016
Astoria residents will elect a new member to the city council. Journalist Joan Herman talks with retired Coast Guard Commander Bruce Jones and Jewell music teacher Corey Pederson are running for the Ward 4 position. Learn about where they stand on the community’s housing crunch, library renovation and more. listen 10/07/2016

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