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Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 5

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 7:30pm - Tue, 03/01/2022 at 7:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caring for a spouse or partner who is suffering from advanced dementia is hard and emotionally draining work. In addition managing all the demands of providing care, there is the additional stress of watching someone you love gradually change and disappear. In this episode ... Read more

New approaches to people in mental-emotional crisis, with Kevin Fitts and Janie Gullickson

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From a recent Willamette Week article, Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis   Oregon House Bill 2980 would provide funding for three "peer respite centers"—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, p... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 4

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 7:45pm - Tue, 02/15/2022 at 7:45pm
Produced for Local Folks
How do you care for someone who is suffering from dementia, is in excellent health otherwise, and is adamant about living as independently as possible?  In this episode, we meet Brenda, who is caring for her mother. Unlike the living arrangements described in previous episo... Read more

Most Death in Oregon Jails were People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/08/2021 at 5:30pm
Produced for News In Depth
Karen James speaks with Liz Reetz, a public interest law fellow with Disability Rights Oregon, who just released her new report “Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail”.  The report revealed that most of the people who died in Oreg... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 3

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2021 at 6:30pm - Tue, 02/01/2022 at 6:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Being a caregiver can be a very lonely experience. The time demands of caring for someone often means that there is little opportunity for socializing with friends, pursuing hobbies, or just enjoying some free time. In this episode we meet Nan, who has been caring for her h... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 2

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 6:15pm - Tue, 01/18/2022 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caregiving can be very challenging at times. Keeping track of all kinds of details, managing medical issues, constantly being on call, and watching someone you love gradually become more feeble and helpless are all things that can make taking care of someone very stressful ... Read more

Medical Cannabis In The Time Of Legal Weed

Airs at: Wed, 01/20/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, host Doug McVay is joined by longtime medical cannabis activist and US Air Force veteran Michael Krawitz to discuss the state of medical cannabis in the US and internationally. Read more

ODOC Treatment of Prisoners with Mental Illness

Airs at: Tue, 01/19/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Karen James speaks with Tom Stenson, Disability Rights Oregon Deputy Legal Director, about his new report “Four Years Later: Oregon Prison Overhauls Treatment of Inmates with Serious Mental Illness”.  Disability Rights Oregon’s previous report “Behind the 11th Door” reveale... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 1

Airs at: Fri, 01/01/2021 at 7:00pm - Sat, 01/01/2022 at 7:00pm
Produced for Local Folks
Welcome to the caregiving edition of Local Folks Podcast. Taking care of someone who, because of illness or injury, can no longer care for themselves is something that can happen to any of us. I remember when it happened to me. My father died unexpectedly, and just like tha... Read more