Tom Sincic has spent much of his life working as a family nurse practitioner. But this year, he decided to take his listening skills and focus them on needs he sees in the Oregon legislature. That's why he's running as a Democrat for a seat in House District 45. Don Merrill talked with Tom Sincic about the CRC, the effect of lobbying and why health care is at the center of Oregon's most pressing problems. *These interview are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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The state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering adding the McKenzie River, which supplies water to the city of Eugene, to a list of mercury-contaminated waters it will submit to the EPA. The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) is disputing the DEQ's methodology and standards. KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Karla Urbanowicz of the DEQ's water quality assessment program for more on mercury standards and what they could mean for the future of the McKenzie--long considered one of the state's most pristine rivers--and those who rely on its water and wildlife. 5:05 minutes (4.66 MB)
Bill Resnick and Soraya Chemaly talk about football as an institution of popular US culture. They discuss how it perpetuates toxic masculinity and jingoism, socializes fans into power dynamics of centrality and marginality, and is not a very good platform for altheticism.