21 episodes

Emerson Levy, Marcus LeGrand, and Anthony Broadman talk Bend civics, advocacy, and the people who make our City special.

* Note, the opinions expressed are solely those of the person expressing them and do not express the official views, opinions, or position of the City of Bend, Bend-LaPine Schools or any other government or organization.

The State of Bend Levy, LeGrand, and Broadman

    • Government
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Emerson Levy, Marcus LeGrand, and Anthony Broadman talk Bend civics, advocacy, and the people who make our City special.

* Note, the opinions expressed are solely those of the person expressing them and do not express the official views, opinions, or position of the City of Bend, Bend-LaPine Schools or any other government or organization.

    Tina Kotek, Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate for Governor

    Tina Kotek, Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate for Governor

    In this episode we interview Oregon's Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tina Kotek, who is running for Governor. We discuss everything from childcare to what the tone and goals of a Kotek administration would look like. 
    Thanks for coming on the pod, Speak Kotek!
    We have interviewed 4 democratic candidates for governor of the 5 in the primary, and we hope this is a helpful way to get to know the candidates in a welcoming format. 

    • 33 min
    Maurice Henderson, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation

    Maurice Henderson, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation

    In this episode, we had the honor of chatting with Maurice Henderson, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation and advisor to Secretary Pete Buttigieg. We are lucky that Maurice and his wife, MaryClare live in Bend. 
    This is a meaty episode of what Oregon and specifically Bend will gain from the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was signed on Monday of this week.
    Thanks to Maurice for coming on the pod! 
     

    • 41 min
    Morgan Schmidt, Founder of Pandemic Partners and Candidate for County Commissioner

    Morgan Schmidt, Founder of Pandemic Partners and Candidate for County Commissioner

    On this episode of The State of Bend, we chat with Morgan Schmidt, founder of Pandemic Partners, former pastor, and candidate for Deschutes County Commissioner. We chat about Morgan's thoughts on the role and extensively about Deschutes County residents experiencing houselessness. 
    Thanks for coming on the pod, Morgan! 

    • 27 min
    Casey Kulla, Yamhill County Commissioner and Candidate for Governor

    Casey Kulla, Yamhill County Commissioner and Candidate for Governor

    In this episode, we talk with Yamhill County Commissioner and candidate for Governor of Oregon, Casey Kulla. We talk about Kulla's vision for Oregon and tackling the big issues facing our state. 
    We extended an invite to other democratic candidates and we interviewed, Tobias Read in Season 1, so check that episode out as well. 
    Thanks for coming on the pod, Casey. 
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    Please help us grow our civics podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. We have new content on Sunday mornings. 
    Note, the opinions expressed are solely those of the person who expresses them and do not express the official opinions or positions of the City of Bend, Bend LaPine Schools, or any other government or organization.

    • 33 min
    Dr. Erika McCalpine, Oregon State University Professor

    Dr. Erika McCalpine, Oregon State University Professor

    In this episode, Anthony and Marcus chat with Dr. McCalpine, OSU Executive Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, her background is in Business Administration. She will be the first Black woman to serve as the Senate President at Oregon State University.
    Dr. McCalpine discusses the important work she does around DEI in our community.
    We're thankful to have Dr. McCalpine in our community. Thank you for coming on the podcast. 
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    Please help us grow our civics podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. We have new content Sunday mornings. 
    Note, the opinions expressed are solely those of the person who expresses them and do not express the official opinions or positions of the City of Bend, Bend LaPine Schools, or any other government or organization.

    • 32 min
    Oliver Tatom, Nurse and Candidate for Deschutes County Commissioner

    Oliver Tatom, Nurse and Candidate for Deschutes County Commissioner

    Join us this Sunday morning for Episodes 5 & 6 - Episode 6 is with @olivertatom who is a nurse and running for Deschutes County Commissioner. We talk about what the commission does for the county and Oliver’s thoughts and ideas for the role.
    Note: Politics, civil service, advocacy at its heart is about relationships and building community in order to collaborate and serve the community better- campaigns are coming on the scene as we move closer to November 2022 and the three of us naturally have friendships with some of the candidates and that’s our biased action in this episode and most likely future episodes with candidates.
    We have invited Commissioner DeBone to come on as well and he accepted, and that episode will be coming in a few weeks.
    We hope that this is a relaxed way to get to know candidates and people serving our community. Please let us know if you have guests you want to hear from in the future.

    • 36 min

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