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The Source Weekly newspaper in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Check out the Source Weekly Update podcast for briefs on our weekly headlines, as well as recorded interviews from the stories in our paper.

The Source Weekly newspaper in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Check out the Source Weekly Update podcast for briefs on our weekly headlines, as well as recorded interviews from the stories in our paper.

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The Source Weekly newspaper in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Check out the Source Weekly Update podcast for briefs on our weekly headlines, as well as recorded interviews from the stories in our paper.

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English

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5413830800


Episodes

EDCO’s Roger Lee on the Ups and Downs of the Bend Business Scene

1/15/2021
For this week’s “Bend Don’t Break” podcast we spoke with Roger, CEO of Economic Development of Central Oregon. EDCO is a nonprofit dedicated to creating a diversified economy and it helps recruit businesses from outside the area which will provide middle-class jobs for the region’s workforce. Lee has been with EDCO for 21 years and before that he was the director of the Baker City Economic Development Department. We begin this conversation learning about how Lee became interested in...

Duration:00:36:03

Source Weekly Update 1/14

1/13/2021
In this week’s podcast, we discuss the plan for returning to school as the hybrid learning program starts up and take a look at the swearing-in of new Bend City councilors.

Duration:00:05:56

Ascending Together - Twin Sisters Fiona and Isabel Max on Running Through COVID

1/9/2021
For this week’s “Bend Don’t Break” podcast we spoke with Isabel and Fiona Max. These fraternal twins are record-breaking runners from Bend who started their Freshman year at Princeton University this fall… remotely. They often finish within seconds or split seconds of each other in races, though Isabel is known for wins in shorter sprints, while Fiona has excelled in longer cross-country races. They are the daughters of Sarah Max, who won the Pole Pedal Paddle four times here in Bend. Their...

Duration:00:38:11

Source Weekly Update 1/7

1/6/2021
This week, we talk about a campaign launched by OHA to help the effects social distancing has been having on mental health, and take a look at a nonprofit organization run by women and queer people of color.

Duration:00:06:06

Bend Don't Break: 2020 in the Rearview with Editor Nicole Vulcan

1/3/2021
As the Source puts out its last issue of the year, Editor Nicole Vulcan joins Publisher Aaron Switzer for a chat about the paper's top-viewed stories, and the "Boot/Slipper" editorial, giving their take on some of the biggest issues of 2020. See more podcasts, video and news coverage at https://www.bendsource.com.

Duration:00:58:23

Source Weekly Update 12/31

12/30/2020
This week, we look into Governor Kate Brown's decision to let school districts decide locally when to resume in-person education. What will the district officials choose to do?

Duration:00:06:00

Source Weekly Update 12/24

12/23/2020
This week, we talk about COVID restrictions and determine whether they are enforceable. Will legal action be taken if indoor dining continues? We also look into the body cam evaluations being done by Bend officers.

Duration:00:05:34

The Story Behind Central Oregon Gives

12/17/2020
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we spoke with Rys Fairbrother of What If We Could, and Aaron Switzer, the Source Weekly’s publisher and founder of Central Oregon Gives. Both Switzer and Fairbrother have been working to help nonprofits for years through sponsorships, marketing and storytelling. The Central Oregon Gives program combines all three strategies within a simple digital platform that connects local nonprofits with new potential donors with the help of small businesses....

Duration:00:27:15

Source Weekly Update 12/17

12/16/2020
The first doses of the coronavirus vaccine are headed to Bend, and details on the upcoming session of the Oregon legislature, aimed at helping renters and businesses affected by the shutdowns, along with wildfire victims, all in this week's podcast.

Duration:00:04:29

Anthony Broadman on Getting Kids Back in the Classroom

12/11/2020
Anthony Broadman was recently elected to Position Two on the Bend City Council. He's recently helped lead an effort to get Bend-LaPine students back in school as soon as possible. Broadman, along with all of Bend’s current City Councilors, newly elected City Councilors, the County Commissioner-elect Phil Chang and some members of the school board, sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill asking that they make in-person education a higher...

Duration:00:31:35

Source Weekly Update Dec 10 2020

12/10/2020
Plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Bend and Central Oregon and assessing Gov. Kate Brown's new framework, in which Deschutes County and 24 other counties are in the "extreme" risk category. How do we move out of "extreme?" We suss out the details.

Duration:00:05:51

Ryan Houston of the Oregon Natural Desert Association

12/4/2020
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we talk with Ryan Houston, who has been serving as executive director of the Oregon Natural Desert Association since 2018. Growing up in California, Houston developed an early interest the desert environment and eventually earned a master’s in ecology from the University of Arizona. He has a reputation in Central Oregon as a collaborator and coalition-builder and spearheaded dozens of efforts to conserve the Deschutes Basin during his work with...

Duration:00:29:36

The Source Weekly Update Dec 2

12/3/2020
In this week's update, we're reviewing the conditions of the extended state shut down and reporting on city policing of Thanksgiving and other social gatherings.

Duration:00:07:01

The Source Weekly Update Nov 25

11/25/2020
In this week's update, we're discussing the conditions of Oregon's unemployment payments and the push to extend the eviction moratorium.

Duration:00:04:52

Working Across the Aisle with former Oregon House Rep. Judy Stiegler

11/20/2020
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we spoke with Judy Stiegler who served in the Oregon State Legislature for House District 54 from 2009-2011 and is now an instructor of political science at OSU - Cascades. (This district covers the City of Bend and was won by Deputy District Attorney Jason Kropf in the recent election.) Stiegler and her husband Mike Dugan have been involved in Bend’s political scene for the past 42 years and we wanted to hear her historical perspective on the...

Duration:00:33:22

The Source Weekly Update Nov 19

11/19/2020
In this week's update, we're discussing the new, temporary warming shelter that has opened in response to the tragic death of a Bend citizen. Also, we are taking a look into the guidelines of the two week statewide shut down.

Duration:00:05:55

The Politics Behind the Local Real Estate Industry with Tyler Neese

11/13/2020
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we spoke with Tyler Neese, the government affairs director for the Central Oregon Association of Realtors, also known as COAR. After the recent election, we wanted to catch up with some local PACs that had an impact on the political process. COAR was one of the biggest contributors to candidates in local races. During this discussion, Neese described the state of the real estate industry which has been booming as Bend continues to attract droves...

Duration:00:29:35

The Source Weekly Update Nov 10

11/12/2020
In this week's update, parents express anger towards extended school closures and the Bend City Council announces a tax proposal to supplement affordable housing.

Duration:00:05:24

Bend's Community Political Action Committee With Luann Abrams

11/7/2020
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we talked to Luann Abrams who is the Treasurer of the Strengthening Central Oregon Political Action Committee, a new community PAC designed to support underrepresented candidates who will bring diversity, fresh perspectives and nonpartisan solutions to the issues facing the region. The PAC had a lot to celebrate on election night: Most of their candidates won their races. These include future City Councilors Anthony Broadman, Rita Schenkelberg,...

Duration:00:28:21

The Source Weekly Update Nov 5

11/6/2020
In this week's update, we're reviewing the Bend City Council election results and talking to the winning candidates.

Duration:00:09:07