Disability

Full Interview | Dr. Juniper Simonis

Airs at: Tue, 02/23/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is the full version of an interview with Dr. Juniper Simonis, an environmental scientist and data researcher with Dapper Stats and the Chemical Weapons Research Consortium, from the February 23, 2021 episode of Totality of Circumstances. Dr. Simonis witnessed the st... Read more

Eclectic Pandemic

Every 4th Monday from 11:00 pm - Midnight   Not everything in day to day life has been as hectic and unnerving as mass Media seems to project We all do come together through acts of love, faith, resilience, perseverance, and a strong sense of what our community is struggl... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 6

Airs at: Mon, 03/15/2021 at 6:15pm - Tue, 03/15/2022 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caregiving is challenging and demanding in the best of circumstances, add in the complexities of dealing with hostile stepchildren and the situation becomes much more difficult. In this episode we meet Kay, who has been caring for her husband John since he was diagnosed wit... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 5

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 7:30pm - Tue, 03/01/2022 at 7:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caring for a spouse or partner who is suffering from advanced dementia is hard and emotionally draining work. In addition managing all the demands of providing care, there is the additional stress of watching someone you love gradually change and disappear. In this episode ... Read more

New approaches to people in mental-emotional crisis, with Kevin Fitts and Janie Gullickson

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From a recent Willamette Week article, Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis   Oregon House Bill 2980 would provide funding for three "peer respite centers"—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, p... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 4

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 7:45pm - Tue, 02/15/2022 at 7:45pm
Produced for Local Folks
How do you care for someone who is suffering from dementia, is in excellent health otherwise, and is adamant about living as independently as possible?  In this episode, we meet Brenda, who is caring for her mother. Unlike the living arrangements described in previous episo... Read more

Most Death in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
Produced for News In Depth
Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 3

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2021 at 6:30pm - Tue, 02/01/2022 at 6:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Being a caregiver can be a very lonely experience. The time demands of caring for someone often means that there is little opportunity for socializing with friends, pursuing hobbies, or just enjoying some free time. In this episode we meet Nan, who has been caring for her h... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 2

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 6:15pm - Tue, 01/18/2022 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caregiving can be very challenging at times. Keeping track of all kinds of details, managing medical issues, constantly being on call, and watching someone you love gradually become more feeble and helpless are all things that can make taking care of someone very stressful ... Read more