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StreetTalk with Roger Valdez, Seattle for Growth

"A proliferation of product type enables consumers to make better choices. If the choices are limited, competition increases and prices increase. More is better,” Roger Valdez, Seattle for Growth Seattle Housing Advocate and Forbes Writer, Roger Valdez, Explains the...

Podcast: Roger Valdez: Forbes Columnist

Seattle housing advocate and Forbes writer, Roger Valdez, explains the difference between advocacy & public relations

Episode 202: The Hunger Project — Jen Carter

Oregon is the only state in the nation that keeps getting hungrier. Metro HomeShare’s Jen Carter talks about hunger in our city and state.

Episode 201: The Hunger Project — Kyle Camberg

Sunshine Division Executive Director Kyle Camberg talks about hunger, food insecurity and how you can help feed Portland’s kids.

It’s a Wrap! Final Thoughts on The Eastmoreland Project

It’s a Wrap! Final Thoughts on The Eastmoreland Project

Reflections on PR’s Duty, Podcasting & Making a Decision Thank you for listening to me muddle through the discovery process regarding the proposed historic district (HD) in Eastmoreland. What could have very well been an indulgent project began as a way to find...

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Episode 106: The Eastmoreland Project — Randy Sebastian

Episode 106: The Eastmoreland Project — Randy Sebastian

Home-Grown Home Builder Weighs in on Historic District As I sat down to interview Randy Sebastian, owner of Renaissance Homes, about the proposed historic district (HD) in Eastmoreland, he recalls humble beginnings leading to his perch as the number one home builder...

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Now or Never: Deadline Is Actually Wednesday 6/28

Now or Never: Deadline Is Actually Wednesday 6/28

Apparently I’ve been looking at things a little too simplistically. I guess that is how I’m able to do crazy things like launch podcasts without any experience and get a puppy when I’m recovering from a major back injury. No one ever praised me for my IQ level and I’m...

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Episode 105: The Eastmoreland Project — Richard De Wolf

Episode 105: The Eastmoreland Project — Richard De Wolf

Richard De Wolf, Arciform A Life Dedicated to Restoring Vintage Structures This week I stopped by local design-build company, Arciform, and interviewed the owner, Richard De Wolf. Looking back on all of these episodes, this has been the most helpful and informative to...

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Episode 104: The Eastmoreland Project — Mary Kyle McCurdy

Episode 104: The Eastmoreland Project — Mary Kyle McCurdy

Mary Kyle McCurdy on Different Historic Districts, RIP to Curb Demolitions and 1,000 Friends of Oregon Eastmoreland neighbor and Deputy Director for nonprofit 1,000 Friends of Oregon, Mary Kyle McCurdy, came over to record a podcast interview for StreetTalk this week!...

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Episode 102: The Eastmoreland Project — Sandy Shotwell

Episode 102: The Eastmoreland Project — Sandy Shotwell

Want to jump straight to the facts? Skip to the 5:30 mark to get right into the issue. This weekend I had the opportunity to catch up with Sandy Shotwell, 24-year Eastmoreland resident and CEO of drug-development company DesignMedix. She presented a different side to...

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Episode 101: The Eastmoreland Project — George Beard

Episode 101: The Eastmoreland Project — George Beard

Today, I’m launching a podcasting experiment to get everyone the facts about the proposed Historic District (HD) in Eastmoreland. My family and I have lived in Eastmoreland for 10 years and I’ll begin by saying that I am not on either side — YET. That’s what this experiment is for. I hope to highlight both sides of the issue, switching off every-other-week between pro and anti-HD sentiments.

In this first episode I interview George Beard who is a retired PSU professor and 20-year resident of Eastmoreland. He happens to be pro-HD for reasons extending far beyond the reaches of our neighborhood. From his point-of-view, the HD is our neighborhood’s last line of defense against a city that will stop at nothing to change the fabric of each of Portland’s unique neighborhoods — if that’s what it takes to keep up with the relentless migration of new people to our state.

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