Recent Interviews

6/7/17 – Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics on Environmental Justice in Oregon. 

5/23/17 – Hannah Harrod, organizer for the Rural Organizing Project, on social justice organizing in rural areas and the importance of linking rural groups across the state. 

5/9/17 – Melissa Adams, LCSW, on issues facing transgender youth and a program designed for youth and their families. 

5/2/17 – Gardener Plaedo Wellman of Eugene Avant Gardeners and TEDx Bend Presenter on gardening, activism, humanity and the environment 

4/18/17 – Climate activists Diane Hodiak, Laurel Hamilton and Callie Covington, discussing climate change, solar energy and the People’s Climate March. (contains some information about an timely event

4/4/17 – Brad Porterfield, Executive Director of the Latino Community Association, on their programs to provide services to immigrants in our community (contains some inforamation about a past event)/strong>

3/21/17 – Liliana Cabrera, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and Jodi Littlehales, Central Oregon activist, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon on the services Planned Parenthood provides and issues around potential reduction in federal funding.(Contains some information on a past event.)

3/14/17 – Noah Goldberg-Jaffe, Central Oregon organizer for Oregon AFL-CIO on local labor and community issues and actions.

3/7/17 – Greg Delgado, local activist and advocate, on changes in immigration enforcement and its impact on our communities.

2/21/17 – Dave Stranahan of Health Care for All Oregon on the state and future of health care in the United States and Oregon.

2/14/17 – Erin Rook and Emma Anderson of Saving Grace, Imagine Life Without Violence, on teen domestic violence and what Saving Grace is doing to address it. (contains information on a past event)

2/7/17 – Sara Jo Griffin, Board President of Human Dignity Coalition on that organization’s work for LGBTQ equality.

2/5/17 – Guest artist pianist Kotaro Fukuma about his life, his music, and the work he will be performing at the Central Oregon Symphony’s 2017 Winter Concert Series, interviewed by Jack Elliott for the Sunday Classics.

2/1/17 – More games, fewer officials. The state of high school athletics in the state of Oregon. Jack Fouillard, executive director of the Oregon Athletic Officials’ Association (OAOA), highlights the issue and illuminates steps his organization is taking to try and ensure all prep games are properly staffed and the next generation of officials is ready to go. With Mike Ficher.

01/31/17 – Brad Porterfield, Executive Director of Latino Community Association, on current immigration policy and enforcement, from the Tuesday Point.

01/13/17 – Jenni Peskin, Local mindfulness, yoga, and voice instructor on on the benefits of various mindfulness practices, from the Tuesday Point .

01/13/17 – Central Oregon Activist Melissa Adams about the January 21 Women’s March on Bend, from the Friday Point.

01/06/17 – Retired Professor of Journalism Kathy Campbell about the January 21 Women’s March on Washington and Central Oregon solidarity march that day, from the Friday Point.

11/23/16 – Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, interviewed by host Jim Burns for Guitar Showcase.

11/21/16 – Local activists discuss recent hate crimes and bullying on KPOV special.

11/18/16 –  COCC students Yvette Leecy and Jose Alvarez, on traveling to North Dakota to join the Standing Rock protest, from the The Radical Songbook

11/15/16 – The Terrazos Family of Redmond right after being sworn in as United States Citizens, from the Tuesday Point

10/30/16 – violinist Robert Schumitzky of the Aviara Trio about the ensemble’s November 4th High Desert Chamber Music concert. Brahms, Beethoven, and Turina. Interviewed by Jack Elliott on the Sunday Classics.

10/9/16  – Michael Gesme, Conductor of the Central Oregon Symphony on The Sunday Classics :

10/5/16 – New York filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir about her 2016 Bend Film appearance:

Oscar Gonzales of the Latino Community Association and Festival of Cultures

Diane Dean about Citizenship Classes in conjunction with Latino Community Association (including excerpt of 2015 naturalization ceremony)

Gabriela Hernandez on Latino Community Association Festival of Cultures
and Naturalization Ceremony

Mabel Jackson, COCC 2106 Commencement Speaker, from the Friday Point.