Talk of Our Towns, September 01 2022

Host Donna Quinn interviews Oregon based nature writer and author Marina Richie.  Her new book, “Halcyon Journey … In Search of the Belted Kingfisher” has just been published by Oregon State University Press. Marina writes blogs, articles and poetry, teaches classes, is on the Board of the Greater Hells Canyon Council… and much more.  Together…

Talk of Our Towns, August 04 2022

“How Can We Help?”   In today’s world, we are swamped with a constant tsunami of disturbing images and news of pain, suffering, and conflict through 24/7 access to tv, radio, social media, blogs, texts, and tweets.  Many of us tune out in response to feeling overwhelmed and powerless to do anything about the myriad problems…

Talk of Our Towns, July 7 2022

Host Donna Quinn interviews Suzanne Roberts, an award winning travel writer, memoirist and poet.  Her books include the just released “Animal Bodies: on Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties”, “Bad Tourist”: Misadventures in Love and Travel released in 2020” and “Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail” released in 2012 and which earned her…

Talk of Our Towns, June 02 2022

My guest tomorrow on “Talk of Our Towns” at 9 am is Lexie Hallahan.  She is the visionary and Director of Northwest Women’s Surf Camps based in Seaside, Oregon.  We will be discussing her upcoming events, camps, programs and how her business has grown, changed to now offer family friendly and co-ed experiences, adapted and…

Talk of Our Towns, April 7 2022

Today we will be learning more about the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, a non-profit statewide civil rights organization promoting justice, equity and inclusion in housing across Oregon.  My guests are Eliza Galaher, Education and Outreach Specialist North and Central Coast Region and Samuel Goldberg, Statewide Education and Outreach Specialist focusing on land-use issues.

Talk of Our Towns, March 03 2022

  Donna Quinn interviews Joanne Rideout, host of the Ship Report, and long time staff member of KMUN. Joanne started as a volunteer Bedtime Stories reader, and over the past two decades has worked various tenures as both News Director and Station Manager. As of this spring, she has retired from her staff position at…

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, 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…

Talk of Our Towns, December 03 2020

Donna Quinn hosts a conversation with two Oregonians engaged in a David & Goliath struggle with Idaho Power over a high voltage transmission line proposed over five counties in Eastern Oregon.  Her guests are La Grande, Oregon residents Fuji and Jim Kreider, co-founders of Stop B2H, a 501c3 non-profit non-political grassroots coalition. 

Talk of Our Towns, July 22 2020

Host Donna Quinn interviews Jackie Ferrier, Refuge Manage/Project Leader for the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex.  Last year Jackie was named the 2019 Refuge Manager of the Year by the National Wildlife Refuge Association.  This marks the first time in the award’s 25 year history that a woman has received the honor. They discuss the…