Making Connections

Making Connections – Disparities and Health Care- 3/24/21

An interesting, personal conversation with Sirius Bonner, VP, Equity and Inclusion, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. about Health Care disparities for Black and Brown women. Making Connections:We can understand the world better and learn more about ourselves when we pay attention to the stories of other people. By listening to the voices of others, we strengthen …

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Making Connections – Redistricting: Wonky but Important- 2/24/21

Redistricting is a wonky subject- complicated and sometimes confusing. BUT IT’S SO IMPORTANT! It really will affect the outcome of our elections for the next 10 years. So dig in and learn about it – NOW. I found someone who can help us learn. Alan Unell of the League of Women Voters explains how the …

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Making Connections- Hell’s flames or Heaven’s gate- 1/20/21

Hell’s flames or Heaven’s gates- an honest reflection on growing up as an Evangelical Christian. Poet and photographer Joann Boswell speaks about her new book, “Cosmic Pockets” which shares intimate thoughts on faith, spirituality, feminism, and motherhood, mixed with a dose of science fiction, just for fun. Our conversation focused mostly on the religion part- …

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Making Connections- Biking through Pandemic, Racial Strife and Smoke- 10/21/20

Biking through the pandemic, racial strife, and wildfire smoke.  Throughout the summer of 2020, Treva Inzerillo pedaled her bike across the country.   She stopped in Camas, Wa, just as the wildfire smoke covered the region.   Having dreamed of making this trip since she was 19, Treva dedicated her ride to Rose Haven Center …

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Making Connections- Domestic Violence & the right to bail- 9/2/20

Violent offenders have a right to get out of jail, on bail.  The judge has very limited options. Sometimes, the victim pays with her life.  This is what happened to Tiffany Hill.   This episode examines how the legal system enabled the murder of Tiffany Hill.  It was obvious to her- as well as the …

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