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Bend Don't Break: Talking with "The State of Bend"
We got to speak with Marcus LeGrand and Anthony Broadman, founders of "The State of Bend" podcast, about being a platform through podcasting and being involved in the city of Bend.
Bend Don't Break: Racial Equality in Central Oregon with Riccardo Waites
Riccardo Waites is a local leader dedicated to unifying and empowering the black/BIPOC community of Central Oregon. He is the founder and executive director of the Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly (C.O.B.L.A.), founder of We Black Radio (WBR), Navy submarine veteran, father of nine, and Central Oregon resident of 22 years. Waites was compelled to organize his efforts in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
This Episode, Waites discusses C.O.B.L.A. programs, WBR, and the fight for racial equality in Central Oregon.
Bend Votes with Eric Lint
Eric Lint has worked in politics across the Northwest, approaching it from a variety of perspectives. From newsroom to lobbyist, congressional office to campaign trail, Lint now informally consults for civic groups and candidates across Central Oregon with a focus on data and outreach. He maintains the local politics blog Bend Votes at bendvotes.com. In this podcast, Lint talks about the landscape of politics in Bend and Deschutes County and what trends he sees emerging during this 2022 election season.
Bend Don't Break with Nicola Carpinelli
Nicola Carpinelli is the founder of Hearts Unknown Education, a spinoff of the nonprofit, "Dead Poets Foundation." In this podcast, Carpinelli talks about the genesis of Dead Poets from an art exhibit on suicide awareness to a full nonprofit, and details the art therapy work he's now doing with kids in Bend.
Bend Don't Break: Central Oregon's Public Transit with Andrea Breault
Andrea Breault is the Transportation Director for Cascades East Transit. She has 18 years of 18 years of transit, parking and fleet management experience mainly from campus operations, having worked at two universities prior to working at CET. She’s also an avid bike commuter for 18 years. In this podcast we chat about Central Oregon's transit system, plans for expansion and how the staffing shortages felt nationwide are impacting CET's ability to offer more services.
Bend Don't Break: Greater Idaho, Lesser Oregon with Matt McCaw
The Source sits down with a leader the Greater Idaho movement, the effort to move Oregon’s border and fold more counties into the state of Idaho.
Matt McCaw is the Crook County Move Oregon’s Border Captain and has been actively involved with both Move Oregon’s Border and Citizens for Greater Idaho for almost two years. I am a lifelong Oregonian raised in Bend, father and foster-parent of 8. He and his wife and own several small businesses. They currently live in Powell Butte.