Donna Quinn

First Thursdays of Every Month:

A half-hour Community Affairs program — a glimpse into the people, places and things that make the Columbia Pacific Region (and beyond!) unique.

hosted by: Donna Quinn

Donna Quinn has a curious mind so the topics on TOOTS (Talk of Our Towns) are wide-ranging and often surprising. Guests vary from a Crab Fisherman to a quirky author with a newly published tome – and there are many worthwhile non-profits offering valuable services, programs and events who trust that TOOTS can help them get their information out to the public in a powerful way.

TOOTS explores the eclectic and far-reaching interests of the Coast Community Radio audience.  Hopefully it entertains, enlightens, informs, educates and provides a call to action where needed.

Donna is always open to ideas for TOOTS guests and topics so please email her at: and put “TOOTS Ideas” in the topic line. Thank you!

And remember to find a moment today to take a deep breath!

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Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Clatsop Community College President Larry Galizio talks about the new Sure Start program for students interested in going on for a four year degree. listen09/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  About Astoria Co-op and Columbia Memorial Hospital's "Farm to Fork" cooking class & dinner with chef Marco Davis, Grace Lehman, Dietician at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Zetty Nemlowill, Marketing Director for Astoria Co-op .  Also on the show: Alana Garner, new Executive Director of the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, and Dulcye Taylor, President of the organizaiton, about the Pacific Northwest BrewCup and the Oregon Main Street Conference coming in October. listen09/18/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Jorge Gutierrez, Program Manager of Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, Jim Keryan of Clatsop Community Mediation Services, also Mary Fryling, Community Education Coordinator at Clatsop Community College.  About the Dia De La Independenia Celebration on Sunday, also about mediation of disputes, and the process of becoming a mediator.  A mediation class will be offered this term at Clatsop Community College. listen09/11/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Caren Black of the Titanic Lifeboat Academy.  About emergency preparedness classes coming to Clatop Community College. listen09/04/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Columbia Riverkeeper Conservation Director Dan Serres. Current developments with LNG and coal issues in our region. listen08/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Coast Community Radio General Manager Joanne Rideout and Station Engineer Terry Wilson.  About the 30th anniversary of KMUN, station operations and pledge specials.   listen08/21/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Cyndi Mudge, Event Manager for the Astoria Event Center, also Director of the Astoria Sunday Market.  What's happening with Astoria's small businesses. listen08/14/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Phillip Simmons, Clatsop County Veterans Services Officer.  Managing the benefits maze and a seminar for vets.   listen08/07/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Brett Estes, Astoria Community Development Director, Jane Tucker, Astoria Library Director and Ruth Metz, consultant with Ruth Metz Associates.  Citizen involvement and suggestions for the Astoria Public Library renovation.  A public meeting will be held Tuesday, August 6th at Astoria's Liberty Theater.  Doors open at 5pm. listen07/31/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Jeanine Fairchild of Astoria's Columbian Theater.  The effort to upgrade the theater for showing digital films.  Distribution on film is ending and without the upgrade the theater could go dark.  Also the July 27th Dragalution. listen07/24/2013

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