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Speaking Freely With Annette Newell

Dec 3, 2022

A triple threat of RSV, COVID and flu are putting a huge stress on our health care workers and hospitals.  Here’s an example. PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center normally averages between 280 and 310 patients. It’s virtually full, caring for about 380, and its emergency department with 42 beds is holding...

Nov 30, 2022

This episode is about giving: both giving thanks, and giving help. It focuses on one group that helps wildlife survive, and another, that’s helping families get through inflation’s bite on families’ food budgets.

First, it’s a Portland tradition coming up on December 10th and 11th. The Portland Audubon is...

Nov 21, 2022

Here we go. Already Thanksgiving Week!
So how about having a healthier holiday season, with less illness, fewer injuries. O, is Legacy go Health Urgent Care’s Medical Director.  In this interview he explains, how to care for cooking burns, prevent food poisoning, and avoid COVID, flu, RSV and colds in the coming weeks...

Nov 16, 2022

Tina Kotek wins Oregon's hotly contested governor's race.  I talked to her about her plans and what she hopes to achieve her first several months in office, on homelessness and mental health.

She announces her victory and holds her first press conference as Governor-elect.

Then we have commentary from several O.S.U....

Nov 6, 2022

 Midterm Election Tuesday: is almost here.

With hundreds of thousands of Oregonians already mailing in their ballots, how they vote in this election is NOT just about Oregon, according to David Bernell.  He’s an expert on election issues, and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Oregon State University.  He...