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29 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Bend Don't Break: Jill Mahler of KPOV
Jill Mahler recently stepped down from her role as station manager and executive director of KPOV, Bend's local non-profit community radio station. Mahler started her KPOV career in 2008, as part-time office manager of the then-fledgling station, with a passion for community and no media experience. Over the years she aided KPOV in growing from a small low-power station to a Central Oregon institution, overseeing operations with a small staff and about 100 volunteers. Needless to say, it was an exciting ride and a great learning experience. Mahler left her position in 2020, but has stayed involved with the station, assisting the new staff and sharing her institutional knowledge. She's currently focused on reviving her neglected art practice and being a hands-on grandma to her two grandchildren, while staying open to whatever new opportunities and experiences come along. We chatted with Mahler about her experiences at the station and her hopes for the future of KPOV.
20 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Bend Don't Break with Rep. Jack Zika
As Jack Zika finishes up his last legislative session, we talk about some of his biggest accomplishments during his time in office. He tells us about dollars brought back to Central Oregon from Salem, the controversial changes of the boundaries of House District 53 and his hopes for the future of the district.
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Bend Don't Break: Russ Grayson, Assistant City Manager and Chief Operations Officer for City of Bend
Bend is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States—yet people here often wonder why certain developments take so long to get off the ground, or why a project not favored by the public got off the ground anyway. In this podcast, Russ Grayson of the City of Bend discusses Oregon's land use policy, the barriers and limitations to developing housing and other properties, the City's challenges in keeping its Community Development Department fully staffed and much more.
25 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Bend Don't Break: Sharing water with Kate Fitzpatrick of the Deschutes River Conservancy
Kate Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Deschutes River Conservancy, talks with Source Publisher Aaron Switzer about the new water bank pilot project for the North Unit Irrigation District, which allows farmers to obtain water from other water rights holders. The program is aimed at easing some of the pain of ongoing drought for farmers who saw field lay fallow in 2020 and 2021 due to irrigation shortages.
27 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Kim Gammond of City Club of Central Oregon
Kim Gammond joins the Bend Don't Break podcast this week, talking with the Source about her vision for the City Club of Central Oregon, its mission, future topics of conversation and the challenges the organization has faced in creating programming around community conversations during a global pandemic. Kim Gammond is the Executive Director at the City Club of Central Oregon. A proud graduate of Bend Senior High School, she continued her education at the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University. Prior to City Club, Kim was the Communications and Public Affairs Director at the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS. Kim spent ten years working in fundraising and event management at the Pacific Forest Trust, the High Desert Museum and her own company, Specialized Events. She is a previous recipient of Accomplished Under 40 from Cascade Business News and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Redmond City Council for her work on the Redmond Centennial. Kim is deeply involved in our community having served on the Bend2030 Leadership Alliance, Bend Midmarket Housing Workgroup Steering Committee, Bend Livability Conference Steering Committee, OSU Cascades Community Integration Committee and as University of Oregon Alumni Chapter President. While not working hard, she enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, reading and traveling alongside her husband, young son and a dog of indeterminant breed.
6 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Source Weekly Update 1/6/22
Another skier dies after falling in a tree well at Mt. Bachelor, and omicron rages through Oregon—though it's proving to be less deadly than past variants. Get it all in this week's Source Weekly Update podcast.
8 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Source Weekly Update 12/30
We look back at this year's top stories in this Source Weekly Update Podcast!
41 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Law Enforcement Approach to Homelessness with Bend PD Chief Mike Krantz
In part three of a three-part series of interviews on approaches to homelessness in Bend, Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz talks about how officers respond to calls involving people experiencing homelessness, how that work impacts levels of service elsewhere and much more.
6 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Source Weekly Update 12/16/21
A fundraiser in honor of a fallen Bend kayaker, a new space for El Sancho and the rollout of a partnership between the sheriff's office and an addiction treatment center... all in this week's Source Weekly Update podcast.
6 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Source Weekly Update Podcast 12/9/21
A plea in the Barry Washington, Jr. murder case, monitoring Bend's sewers for the omicron variant and an effort to assess the impact of short-term rentals on home prices in Bend, all in this week's podcast.
6 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Source Weekly Update podcast 12/2/21
The advent of a new COVID variant, more delays for the ski season and an upcoming legislative session to manage the flood of renters seeking to avoid eviction, all in this week's Source Weekly Update podcast. (Editor's note: this version of the story on the Omicron variant stated that the variant originated in South Africa—a fact we have found to be erroneous. The variant was first discovered by South African researchers, but it is not confirmed to have originated there. We have updated the web version of that story to remove that detail.)
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Eliza Wilson of the Homeless Leadership Coalition
Finding solutions for the unhoused is a hot topic in Bend and elsewhere, as housing gets more expensive and income inequality continues to grow. In Central Oregon, the Homeless Leadership Coalition is at the forefront of the effort to find solutions and to support those experiencing homelessness. In this podcast, Eliza Wilson, a member of the Homeless Leadership Coalition and a program manager for Grandma's House talks about her own experiences as a young person experiencing homelessness, the misconceptions people have about the unhoused population and how local people can support their work.
7 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Source Weekly Update 11/18/21
A new name for Bend's biggest venue, and an embattled former executive director of the Bend FC Timbers speaks about the allegations against her, all in this week's podcast.
42 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
School boards and public input with Supt. Steve Cook and Board Chair Melissa Barnes Dholakia
School boards across the country have faced increasingly hostile public input this year over the purported inclusion of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools, indoor masking and a host of other topics—and the school board in Bend and La Pine has definitely seen more than its usual share of this type of input. In this podcast, Bend-La Pine Schools' board chair Melissa Barnes Dholakia and Superintendent Steve Cook talk about the role of school boards and how they manage public input, and offer an open invitation to members of the public to meet with them to discuss more about parental concerns.
6 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Source Weekly Update 11/11/21
Vaccines for kids and more plans for a houseless village for Bend, all in this week's podcast.
5 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Source Weekly Update — 11/4/2021
News about River's Edge Golf Course, a new clinic and housing development and a new building for the Latino Community Association in this week's Source Weekly Update Podcast.
5 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Source Weekly Update Podcast 10/21/21
New food carts for Sisters and Bend, and health workers out of a job after the vaccine mandate, all in this week's news podcast for Bend, Oregon and beyond.
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Bend Don't Break: Jeff Eager with the Bend Humanity Coalition
Jeff Eager of the Bend Humanity Coalition sits in for a session of Bend Don't Break with Publisher Aaron Switzer and Editor Nicole Vulcan, talking about the goals for the group and their desire to see more enforcement of the laws around houseless camps in the city of Bend.
5 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Source Weekly Update Podcast 10/14/21
An outcry over the new "Fast Tracks" program at Mt. Bachelor, the closure of a beloved Mediterranean restaurant and a new beginning for the old Sparrow Bakery location, all in this week's podcast.
5 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Source Weekly Update podcast 9/29/21
Local reaction to the shooting death of Barry Washington, Jr., and Bend restaurants appear on Guy Fieri's show, all in this week's podcast.
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