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The Human Beat

RRocka-162x240A half-hour program hosted by Roger Rocka featuring conversations with community members that highlight the diversity of our region.

on air: 2nd Mondays from 9:30-10:00am, on KMUN-KTCB.

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The Harbor 14th annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser will be held on Saturday June 10, in the Loft at the Red Building with special guests, Senator Betsy Johnson and Mindy Stokes.   listen 06/12/2017
 A rebroadcast from 2011 interview with Duncan Law listen 05/08/2017
An encore presentation: "My Son, the Muslim" listen 04/07/2017
Brett VandenHeuvel of Columbia Riverkeeper and Sam Mace of Save Our Salmon talked about ways to stand up for the Columbia Basin as the rivers face threats from fossil fuel export, dams and warming temperatures. listen 03/13/2017
Roger Rocka talks with Alison Coffinbarger, the President of the Astoria Warming Center Board. listen 02/13/2017
From August 2013, Roger Rocka talks with programmer, writer and performer Liam Dunn about the origins of Shanghaied in Astoria. listen 01/09/2017
An encore broadcast from 2012. We'll hear an interview with Pat Johanson of Gearhart about being "different". listen 12/12/2016
An interview with Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics about aerial spraying and Oregon forestry practices. listen 11/14/2016
An encore discussion about biotoxins and aerial apraying listen 10/10/2016
Today we’ll be talking about Oregon’s forests and the law that governs them... about clearcuts, herbicide application, notification and who makes sure the law is followed. With us are three foresters from the Oregon Department of Forestry. Neal Bond is Protection Unit Forester for the Astoria District of ODF - Dan Goody is the District Forester - and Keith Baldwin is the ODF Forest Practices Act Field Support Coordinator. listen 09/12/2016
The North Coast Land Conservancy completed a very important purchase last month, securing 340 acres on Tillamook Head and protecting an entire watershed. Executive Director Katie Voelke talks about the significance of the purchase and what the North Coast Land Conservancy is all about.  listen 08/08/2016
The Paul McKenna Band! listen 07/11/2016
Roger Rocka talks with four students from the alternative high school at Astoria's Robert Gray School. The students say the program has changed their lives.  listen 06/13/2016
Stone Girls Dreaming   listen 05/09/2016
Roger Rocka discusses issues concerning the Clatsop State Forest. Guests: Ron Zilli and Dan Goody from the Astoria District of the Oregon Department of Forestry.  listen 03/14/2016
Chris Smith (North Coast State Forest Coalition) and Helen Westbrook (former Clatsop County Commissioner)  discuss the class action suit being filed by Lane County against the state over forest management revenues. The suit is being filed on behalf of 15 counties, including Clatsop and Tillamook. listen 02/08/2016
Host/Roger RockaGuests: Chris Smith, Coordinator with the North Coast State Forest Coalition and Trigby Steen, a faculty member at Portland State University and a forest ecologist. We’ll hear about a proposed timber sale to take place this year in the Clatsop State Forest. listen 01/11/2016
Host/Roger RockaAn encore presentation discussing the issues of wage inequality in Oregon.  listen 12/14/2015
The Human Beat/Host: Roger Rocka  Topic: North Coast Police Chiefs talk about policing methods in Clatsop County.  listen 11/09/2015
The Human Beat/Host: Roger Rocka  Guests: Dr. Brian J. Mahoney, Dir. Clatsop County Public Health, and Steven Blakesley, Health Promotion Specialist.  listen 10/12/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Beyond Toxins. A discussion of aerial herbicide spraying.  listen 09/14/2015
The Human Beat/Host: Roger Rocka  Guests: Trygvee Steen and Chris Smith discuss a proposed old growth timber sale in Clatsop County.  listen 08/10/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  An encore discussion with Duncan Law. We get a glimpse into the life in the Chinese Community in 1920-30's Astoria.  listen 07/17/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Maori artists from New Zealand discuss their work and The Spirit in the Materials, showing at the Clatsop Community College Art Gallery.  listen 06/08/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.   Wage Inequality.  listen 05/11/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Chris Smith of the North Coast State Forest Coalition.  Threats to balanced management of the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.     listen 04/13/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Opera singer Deac Guidi and  amateur songwriter Nancy Cook in a presentation from Fort George's Ales and Ideas lecture series: The Power of Song.   listen 03/09/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Human rights activist Kathleen Saadat.  Due to sound quality, this show is available as a podcast only. listen 02/09/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Geologist Tom Horning.   listen 01/12/2015
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests: Cory Pederson and Angela Pederson Calvin, husband and wife co-founders of the Columbia River Symphony.  We'll hear about the evolution of this fast-growing volunteer symphony, plus how to join. listen 12/08/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  Pat Eterno, Manager of the Seaside Head Start Center, Shani Tuter, IPV advocate for the Women's Resource Center and Liz Visser, Center Manager for the Astoria Head Start Center.  Encore presentation:  The need for childcare and childcare options on Oregon's north coast. listen 11/10/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Photo-journalist Intisar Abioto listen 09/08/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests: Drs. Tom Duncan and Katherine Merrill listen 08/11/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests: Ned and Lulu Heavenrich and Cheryl Copellen discuss a cultural exchange program between Oregon and Costa Rica. listen 06/09/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Encore with Detective Keith Bickford of the Multnomah County Human Trafficking Task Force.  Why young people can be vulnerable to traffickers and ways law enforcement officers are battling the problem. listen 05/12/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  George Sabol, Executive Director of Clatsop Community Action and Diane Hess, Education and Outreach Director of the Fair Housing Coucil of Oregon.  Seeking an end to homelessness, housing help in Clatsop County and efforts to combat housing discrimination. listen 03/10/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  OSU's Tara Mestrich: Family Care Connection - Child Care Resource & Referral. Changes happening in child care around the Oregon Quality Rating and Improvement System (OQRIS) listen 02/10/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  Jade Aguilar:  how gender shapes our lives. listen 01/13/2014
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Encore with Detective Keith Bickford of the Multnomah County Human Trafficking Task Force.  Why young people can be vulnerable to traffickers and ways law enforcement officers are battling the problem. listen 12/09/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  Pat Eterno, Manager of the Seaside Head Start Center, Shayney Turner, IPV advocate for the Women's Resource Center and Liz Visser, Center Manager for the Astoria Head Start Center.  The need for childcare and childcare options on Oregon's north coast. listen 11/11/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  David Lum, Ronald Law, Pam Lum and Emily Seiverson.  The Chinese experience in Astoria, past and present. listen 10/14/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests:  Marlene Howell, "Women, Gender and Suxuality Studies" instructor at Portland State University, Northwest Workers' Justice Project Attorney Corinna Spencer-Scheurich, Clatsop Women's Resource Center Economic Stabilization Specialist Susan Denight and Oregon Commissioner of Labor Brad Avakian.  A panel discussion on gender wage inequality. listen 09/09/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  How Shanghaied in Astoria got its start.  Guests:  Dr. Del Corbett, orginal director, Greg Minor, who originally played Max Crook, Liam Dunne, composer of much of the orginal music and Judith Niland, former director of the Astor Street Opry Company. listen 08/12/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest:  Detective Keith Bickford of the Multnomah County Human Trafficking Task Force.  Why young people can be vulnerable to traffickers and ways law enforcement officers are battling the problem. listen 07/08/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guests: Suzie Wilkins and Sharon Beatty from the Clatsop County Womens Resource Center in Astoria, Clatsop County Chief Deputy District Attorney Ron Brown and Clinical Therapist Linda Rockey from Coastal Rehabilitation Services.  Excerpts from their presentations at a Sexual Assault Awareness Forum sponsorsed by the Lower Columbia Diversity Project. listen 06/10/2013
The Human Beat/Roger Rocka.  Guest: Carleton Appelo, founder of Wahkiakum West Telephone.  Appelo is a local historian and author of several books of local history.  His collection of artifacts, photographs and local records formed the nucleus of the Appelo Archives Center in Naselle, Washington. listen 05/13/2013

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