Local Folks

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Driving an elderly person to the doctor, sitting with a terminally ill patient so their care giver can take a much-needed break, gleaning and distributing surplus food and firewood to needy households, reading to elementary school children: These are all ways local people work as volunteers to solve local problems and make Corvallis Oregon, my home, a better place to live. What they do, what they learn from the experience, and the satisfaction they gain from helping other people are the warp and weft of the community I live in. The goal of “Local Folks” is to tell their story. I hope you will find what they have to say as inspiring and informative as I do, and maybe help you as you work to solve local issues and problems in your community.

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Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Episode 7

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 12:00pm - Thu, 04/01/2021 at 12:00pm
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Over the last several years, I have talked to a lot of local folks who work very hard to help other people – giving comfort to patients at the end of life, providing food and firewood to low income people, or helping people who are homeless – and they have taught me a lot a... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 6

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2020 at 6:30pm - Mon, 03/01/2021 at 6:30pm
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The motto of the Corvallis Day Time Drop-in Center is “Where needs are met”, and as we have learned in earlier episodes, those needs range from a pair of dry socks to replacing a lost ID. But I think the most important need for many of the guests – local folks who live at t... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 5

Airs at: Sat, 02/01/2020 at 6:15pm
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Where can homeless people go when they need a pair of dry socks or a pair of shoes, a piece of twine to tie something together, a tool to repair their bicycle, or help getting a new ID? One place to go in Corvallis is Project Action, housed in the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in ... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 4

Airs at: Wed, 01/01/2020 at 6:45pm - Fri, 01/01/2021 at 6:45pm
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The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center wouldn’t exist without the hardworking local folks who volunteer their time to help fellow community members in need. From greeting people as they come in, to serving food and coffee, distributing items like warm, dry socks, helping peop... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping The Homeless, Episode 3

Airs at: Sun, 12/01/2019 at 6:30pm - Thu, 12/31/2020 at 6:30pm
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There are so many obstacles to providing services to the homeless. They are often hard to contact because they do not have an address or a phone and they often don't have the documentation that we take for granted such as a driver’s license or a birth certificate. Couple th... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping The Homeless, Episode 2

Airs at: Fri, 11/01/2019 at 7:00pm - Mon, 11/01/2021 at 7:00pm
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Before I started this project, I was aware that there were homeless people in my community, but even though I would see folks collecting cans, or come across their camps at various locations around town, I had no understanding of what their daily lives were really like. In ... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping The Homeless, Episode 1

Airs at: Tue, 10/01/2019 at 6:00pm - Thu, 10/31/2019 at 6:00pm
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There are homeless people in just about every town and city in America, and my community of Corvallis is no different. Season three of Local Folks Podcast focuses on the Corvallis Daytime Drop in Center – an organization who’s mission is to provide needed services to people... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Insert Edition, Episode Five

Airs at: Mon, 09/02/2019 at 6:00pm - Mon, 09/30/2019 at 6:00pm
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Science has told us a lot about the nature and history of life, the Earth, and the Universe. Is it possible to use that knowledge to create a personal moral code that helps us to live in harmony with the Earth, each other, and the rest of life? My answer to that question is... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Insert Edition, Episode Four

Airs at: Thu, 08/01/2019 at 6:00pm - Sat, 08/31/2019 at 6:00pm
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After he recovered from the wounds, Mickey returned to civilian life. He used the GI bill to go to school where he learned to be a machinist, met and wooed the love of his life, and became a sculptor. In this episode he talks about meeting his wife, the beauty of machining ... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Insert Edition, Episode Three

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2019 at 5:45pm - Wed, 07/31/2019 at 5:45pm
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Mickey served in the army in World War II, experienced combat in Belgium and was seriously wounded. Those events took place over 70 years ago, but his memories of them are as clear and immediate as if they had just happened yesterday. In this episode, he recounts how he was... Read more