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Dec 8, 2018

Gabe Howe is the Executive Director of the Siskiyou Mountain Club. The group works to maintain and promote remote trail systems in southwest Oregon. Gabe finds that when volunteers from different walks of life and diverse backgrounds come together in the wilderness, they’re able connect in special ways over a literal...

Nov 30, 2018

What happens to journalism when the public gets to choose the topics they’re curious about? “Public powered journalism” is the ongoing experiment the co-founder and CEO of Hearken Jennifer Brandel is working on to make journalism more responsive and useful to the public’s needs.

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Nov 9, 2018

When writer and pastor Chris Nye moved from an affluent Oregon suburb to San Francisco's Tenderloin district, his work as a pastor was turned upside down.


Chris Nye is the author of Distant God, and his new book Less of More is due in spring of 2019. 

Nov 1, 2018

Gary Noesner was the FBI negotiator at Waco in 1993, where David Koresh and the Branch Davidians waged a 51-day siege against authorities. This is just one of the many high-profile cases Gary has worked on, and we wondered what a career in negotiating life-or-death situations teaches you about listening. 

His new memoir...

Aug 10, 2018

Being in the hosting chair of public radio for almost 20 years made Celeste Headlee discover how bad most of our conversations are. What are we doing wrong? And how can we make it right?

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Celeste’s book We...