Talk of Our Towns:
A half-hour glimpse into the people, places and things that make the Lower Columbia-
Pacific Region unique.

on air: Wednesdays from 9:30-10:00am on KMUN & KTCB; and from
8:30-9:00pm on KCPB.  
Listen to past episodes - see below.

Hosted by: Donna Quinn.
Sculpture piece by British
glass artist Charles Bray
(1999) entitled "Conversation
Piece." Glass base slab,
carved stone,float glass strip.
Height: 14cm. Photo by
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Talk of Our Towns:  A half-hour Community Affairs program  --  a glimpse into the people, places
and things that make the Columbia Pacific Region (and beyond!) unique.

Donna Quinn has a curious mind so the topics on TOOTS (Talk of Our Towns) are wide-ranging
and often surprising.  Guests vary from a Crab Fisherman to a quirky author with a newly
published tome – and there are many worthwhile non-profits offering valuable services,
programs and events who trust that TOOTS can help them get their information out to the
public in a powerful way.

TOOTS explores the eclectic and far-reaching interests of the Coast Community Radio audience.  
Hopefully it entertains, enlightens, informs, educates and provides a call to action where
needed.  

Donna is always open to ideas for TOOTS guests and topics so please email her at:
terraruby@yahoo.com and put “TOOTS Ideas” in the topic line.  Thank you!  

And …. remember to find a moment today to take a deep breath …………….!
Talk Of Our Towns
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Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guests: Katelyn Staecker: licensed
Clinical Social Worker and certified Psycho-Dramatist.  About coping with
some of the pressures of the holidays and developing the attitude of
gratitude.

11/26/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guest: Kristi Trimmer: a self described
full-time traveler, tech gook, runner, garden lover and beer and wine
bloger.  Trimmer describes the traveling life and how an identity crisis led
to quitting old habits and crafting a new life.

11/19/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guest: Cheryl Johnson and Laurie
Caplan, c0-chairs of Columbia Pacific Common Sense. We'll hear about
the "Still So Far" LNG Free Columbia River 10 year celebration, to take
place Thursday, November 20th.  We'll also hear a brief history of the
issue so far, and predictions for the future

11/12/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guests:  Robert Brake, of the new Long
Beach WA organization: "DoGoodNics", plus Judy Niland and Chuck Meyer
with what's new with the Astor Street Opry Company.

11/05/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guests: Stacey Brown, Executive Director
of United Way Clatsop County; Charlene Larsen, Board President; and
Jennifer Holen, 2014 Iron Chef Chair. Iron Chef Goes Coastal, Tuesday,
Nov. 4, Seaside Convention Center.

10/29/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guest: Colin Fogerty, Director, and
Courtney Yilk, Grants and Outreach Coordinator - of The Confluence
Project, involving the art of Maya Lin, in sites across two states.

10/22/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guest:  Larry Galizio, President Clatsop
Community College. Topic: renovations to Patriot Hall and the Nov 4 bond
issue.

10/15/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guests:  Ron Craig, Astoria Film Festival;
Phil Morgan, Astoria Dealth Cafe'

10/08/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guests:  Zetty Nemlowill, Astoria Coop
Marketing Dir.; Matt Stanley, Gen.Mgr
Topic: Recent renovations at the Coop.

10/01/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guests:  Astoria Downtown Historic District
Association Board President Dulcye Taylor and Executive Director Alana
Garner about this weekend's (9/27-28) Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in
Astoria.

09/24/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guest:  Astoria Armory Marketing Director
Robyn Koustik about the upcoming Mayor's Ball honoring Astoria Mayor
Willis Van Dusen

09/17/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guests: Robert McClelland of CCC;
Conference on Extraordinary Living.
09/10/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn  Guests: Jeanette Schacher, DPT Home
Health and Hospice Mgr; Race to the Bar
09/03/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn   Guests: Rosemary Johnson, Astoria City
Planner. Donna and Rosemary discuss her long career and future issues  
for the city.
08/27/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul   Guests: Tiffany Hunt, Madison Hunt,
Stacey Aho, Nate Truax; Today's discussion:
Knappa Days! August
15,16,17.
08/13/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Robyn Koustik, Events
Coordinator, and Robert "Jake" Jacob, Board Member for the Astoria
Armory. Today's discussion; updates on the renovation of the Astoria
Armory and upcoming events.
08/06/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Sheila Beverage, Leslie Long
and Gino Fellin; Core Committe member of Astoria Dog Park Friends
07/23/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Gin Laughery, artist and
volunteer ror the Astoria Society of Artists, also Drew Herzig, Astoria City
Council member, also volunteer with the Astoria Society of Artists.  About
the
2014 Astoria Artists Studio Tour, July 26 and 27.  
07/16/2014
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Shively Park clean-up on Sunday, plus the
"Tribute to the Columbia River" conference at CCC July 18th and 19th
07/09/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain.   Guests: Dan Strite, Astoria Rescue
Mission volunteer, Walter Trumble, actor portraying Abraham Lincoln and
Rory Holbrook, violinist.  Both will perform in the Astoria Rescue Mission
Benefit: Lincoln - For The People", Thursday, July 11 at Astoria's Liberty
Theater.
07/02/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Robin Koustik, Shanghaied
Roller Dolls. The Dolls are appearing at the grand reopening of the Astoria
Armory Saturday, June 28.
06/25/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Billie Tarabochia and the
Astoria Midsummer Festival Scandinavian Princesses.  All about the 2014
Festival and events.
06/18/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Lexie hallahan, Founder and
Director of
Northwest Women's Surf Camps and Retreats.  The 10th
anniversary of encouraging women to reach past comfort zones.
06/11/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Joshua Saranpaa and Barbara
Linnett, volunteers at Wildlife Center of the North Coast.  The
heartwarming and sometimes heartrending experience of wildlife rescue,
and how to become a Center volunteer.
06/04/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Robin Risley and Jim Paino of
the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce join Donna to talk about the
50th Annual Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach June 21,
11:00am-5:00pm.
05/28/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Friends of the Willapa National
Wildlife Refuge President Clay Nichols and Outrach Coordinator Bob Duke.
 About the Refuge, public access and a new program: Wonder of Willapa",
beginning with a night walk Saturday, May 24.
05/21/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen
and Angela Cosby, Dir. Astoria Parks and Recreation join Donna to discuss
the opening of The Garden Of Surging Waves on Saturday, May 17th at
10:30am. Entertainment from Portland: Lee's Association Dragon and Lion
Dance Team.
05/14/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Tara Gentile of Astoria's
Co-Commericial.  About business and culture in Astoria, also about the
free lecture and book-signing by author Peter Stark, coming to the Liberty
Theater May 15th.  Stark wrote best-selling Astoria: John Jacob Astor and
Thomas Fefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition and
Survival.  
05/07/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain Guest: Leslie Long, Vice President of
Resources and Development for
Assistance League: The Columbia Pacific.
How the organization aids children in Clatsop and about the "Golf Ball
Drop" fundraiser, Saturday, May 10th.
04/30/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Wendy Higgins, Cannon Beach
City Council member and local organizer of the all-day Leadercast event
to take place May 9th at the North Coast Family Fellowship in Seasde.
04/23/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests:  Barb Knop, Chair of the
Cannon Beach Parks and Recreation Commitee, Barbara Linnett, 12 Days
of Earth Day committee member, Janice O'Malley Galizio, Volunteer
Coordinator for Astoria Parks and Recreation and Samantha Ferber,
Coordinator of Haystack Rock Awareness Program. About the events of 12
Days of Earth Day in Clatsop County.
04/16/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest:
04/02/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Astoria City Council member
Drew Herzig, Sharon Moore, of Sexual Assault Services at
the Harbor,
formerly Clatsop County's Women's Resource Center.
03/27/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Dulcye Taylor, President of the
Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and Alana  Garner, the
Association's Executive Director.  About their annual fund-raiser: The Jane
Barnes Revue.
03/19/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: An encore presentation with
John Schmidt of the Land Institute of Salina, Kansas. How our soil
sustains us.
03/15/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn   Guests: Lisa Clement of Astoria
restaurant Clemente's.  Clement is running for Clatsop County
Commission District 5.  Also Stand Up Stories organizer Cindy Price.  The
one-day speakers event will take place Saturday 2pm, at the Astoria Event
Center.
03/05/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest:
02/26/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Joanne Rideout.   Guest: Katrina Porteous, fisher poet.
02/19/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Larry Galizio, President,
Clatsop Community College for screening of
Inequality for All.
02/12/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: from the annual WINGS
conference:  Margaret Frimoth, Pat Lehman, Audrey Williams and Janine
Dean.
02/05/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: David Oser and Gregory
Lumbra of Astoria Library Advisory Board.
01/29/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Angela Cosby, Astoria Parks
and Rec, and Phil Elkins, Parks Maintenance Supervisor.
01/22/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Tony Degoede and Viviana
Mathews of Clatsop Community Action's Project Homeless Connect.
01/15/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  Guest: Ragan Myers, Long Beach
Visitors Bureau.
01/08/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  Guest: Katelyn Staecker LCSW: "Letting
go of the past, embracing the new, welcoming change.
01/01/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  
12/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  
12/18/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Sheri Mitchell and Jay Mitchell
discussing the Astoria Column.
12/11/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guests: Guest hosts David Paul with
Kiwanis Chapter President Robert McClelland.
12/04/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Teresa Retzlaff and Kristin
Frost-Albrecht of North Coast Food Web.  About the Grow the Coast
Conference, Saturday, November 23rd in Seaside.   
11/20/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Miranda Helligso, outreach and
enrollment coordinator at Coastal Family Health Center, Judi Mahoney,
Cover Oregon outreach and enrollment worker and Linda Dugan - certified
Oregon insurance agent.  The latest with the online health insurance
marketplace: Cover Oregon.
11/13/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Dr. John Schmidt, Development
Director of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas.  Why soil health is vital
for sustaining agriculture and human health.
11/06/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Master organ repairer Jason
Neumamm-Grable and Constance Waisanen from Friends of the PAC
(Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center in Astoria).  About a
concert featuring the restored Estey Opus 1429 pipe organ.  Show is
truncated due to automated record cut-off.
10/30/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Rosemary Baker-Monaghan
from Astoria's Liberty Theater.  About the theater's continuing restoration,
also: coming events.
10/23/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain.   Guests: Mary Blake and Doug
Barker, co-chairs of SAFE, a political action committee in support of the
consolidated Seaside School District new campus bond measure, also
Doug Dougherty, Seaside School District Superintendant.
10/16/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guests: Laurie Caplan and Tessa James
Scheller on LNG issues in the Lower Columbia region.
10/09/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guest: Mary Davies, president of the local
Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific.  About the Home and Chef
Tour, taking place in Astoria this weekend.  A benefit for Assistance
League Children's programs.
10/02/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Clatsop Community College
President Larry Galizio talks about the new Sure Start program for
students interested in going on for a four year degree.
09/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  About Astoria Co-op and Columbia
Memorial Hospital's "Farm to Fork" cooking class & dinner with chef Marco
Davis, Grace Lehman, Dietician at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Zetty
Nemlowill, Marketing Director for Astoria Co-op .  Also on the show: Alana
Garner, new Executive Director of the Astoria Downtown Historic District
Association, and Dulcye Taylor, President of the organizaiton, about the
Pacific Northwest BrewCup and the Oregon Main Street Conference coming
in October.
09/18/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Jorge Gutierrez, Program
Manager of Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, Jim Keryan of Clatsop
Community Mediation Services, also Mary Fryling, Community Education
Coordinator at Clatsop Community College.  About the Dia De La
Independenia Celebration on Sunday, also about mediation of disputes,
and the process of becoming a mediator.  A mediation class will be
offered this term at Clatsop Community College.
09/11/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Caren Black of the Titanic
Lifeboat Academy.  About emergency preparedness classes coming to
Clatop Community College.
09/04/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Columbia Riverkeeper
Conservation Director Dan Serres. Current developments with LNG and coal
issues in our region.
08/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Coast Community Radio
General Manager Joanne Rideout and Station Engineer Terry Wilson.  
About the 30th anniversary of KMUN, station operations and pledge
specials.  
08/21/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Cyndi Mudge, Event Manager for
the Astoria Event Center, also Director of the Astoria Sunday Market.  
What's happening with Astoria's small businesses.
08/14/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Phillip Simmons, Clatsop
County Veterans Services Officer.  Managing the benefits maze and a
seminar for vets.  
08/07/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Brett Estes, Astoria Community
Development Director, Jane Tucker, Astoria Library Director and Ruth Metz,
consultant with Ruth Metz Associates.  Citizen involvement and
suggestions for the
Astoria Public Library renovation.  A public meeting will
be held Tuesday, August 6th at Astoria's Liberty Theater.  Doors open at
5pm.
07/31/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Jeanine Fairchild of Astoria's
Columbian Theater.  The effort to upgrade the theater for showing digital
films.  Distribution on film is ending and without the upgrade the theater
could go dark.  Also the July 27th Dragalution.
07/24/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain.   Guest: Cindy Peake
(cindkp@cat-team.org) , Homeownership Specialist with
Community Action
Teams.  Help for homeowners in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook
Counties.  
07/17/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Angela Cosby, the new Director
of Astoria's Parks and Recreation Department.  The first two months on
the job.
07/10/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Robert "Jake" Jacob of Astoria's
Cannery Pier Hotel.  About preservation ideas for Astoria's Armory Building.
07/03/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Joe LeBlanc of Basic Rights
Oregon, about the "Bites for Rights" event: Thursday, June 20th, at
Clementes, T Paul's Supper Club, T Paul's Urban Cafe and Astoria
Coffeehouse.  These businesses will donate 25% of their day's sales to
Basic Rights Oregon for three programs: Marriage Equality, Trans Justice  
and Racial Justice.  Also on the show: Katie Haskin, Market Manger of the
Columbia Pacific Farmer's Market in Long Beach, Washington.
06/12/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Jesse Jones, Coordinator of
the
North Coast Watershed Association, also Chris Farrar, geologist:
volcano and surface water advisor and Randy Bayliss: water quality
advisor. About the kickoff event for the North Coast Water Quality
Program, Thursday, June 6th 6pm at the Judge Guy Boyington Building in
Astoria.  Podcast will be available one hour after the show airs.
06/05/2013