Talk of Our Towns

Talk of Our Towns, November 04 2021

Host Donna Quinn interviews former investigative journalist William Dean, who has just published his debut suspense novel “Dangerous Freedom”.   Set in the Pacific Northwest, Astoria in particular, Bill moved to Astoria last year from the East Coast and wrote “Dangerous Freedom” during the pandemic.  “Dangerous Freedom” is inspired by a true story from his days…

Talk of Our Towns, August 05 2021

Host Donna Quinn interviews author and teacher Marianne Monson, founder and President of The Writer’s Guild of Astoria.  They talk about all things Writer’s Guild, the poetry contest happening now and the upcoming exciting reading by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown at the Liberty Theatre on November 5.

Talk of Our Towns, May 06 2021

May’s Talk of Our Towns focuses on the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.  Host Donna Quinn’s guest is Executive Director Josh Saranpaa.  They discuss the Wildlife Center’s Spring Open House and Native Plant Sale happening Saturday, May 8 from 10 am to 4 pm with guided tours (hoping to get folks to register for those…

Talk of Our Towns, April 01 2021

On this episode of Talk of Our Towns, host Donna Quinn interviews John Goodell, Director of Science & Policy of the Elakha Alliance. They discuss a prospective sea otter reintroduction to the Oregon Coast and related connections to coastal tribes, kelp conservation and more for this keystone species.

Talk of Our Towns, January 07 2021

This month’s “Talk of Our Towns” explores the theme “Crossing the Divide With Heartfelt Compassion”.   Can we learn new ways of being with each other in today’s world, a world which seems more divided than ever before?  How can we cultivate kindness and generosity of spirit in ourselves and in others?  Today my guests are…