Talk of Our Towns:
A half-hour glimpse into the people, places and things that make the Lower Columbia-
Pacific Region unique.

on air: Wednesdays from 9:30-10:00am on KMUN & KTCB; and from
8:30-9:00pm on KCPB.  
Listen to past episodes - see below.

Hosted by: Donna Quinn.
Sculpture piece by British
glass artist Charles Bray
(1999) entitled "Conversation
Piece." Glass base slab,
carved stone,float glass strip.
Height: 14cm. Photo by
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Donna Quinn has a curious mind. That's good, since she hosts a half-hour live interview program
that offers a glimpse into the unique people, places and things that make the Lower
Columbia-Pacific Region unique.

The topics on TOOTS (Talk of Our Towns) vary: a guest from a worthwhile non-profit addressing  
an upcoming educational workshop, a quirky author with a newly published tome. Perhaps a
pirate living aboard ship in the Ilwaco Harbor. TOOTS explores the eclectic and far-reaching
interests of the Coast Community Radio audience.

Donna Quinn is the author of a children's book  and president of Quinnessential Connections, a
consulting and team-building company. She is a volunteer with the
Astoria Co-Op and Lower
Columbia Hospice; and is a licensed minister, officiating at weddings, ceremonies and funerals.

She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Tillicum Foundation.

Donna appreciates the authentic grittiness of Astoria and likes living in a walkable town with a
real working waterfront.
Talk Of Our Towns
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Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests:  Barb Knop, Chair of the
Cannon Beach Parks and Recreation Commitee, Barbara Linnett, 12 Days
of Earth Day committee member, Janice O'Malley Galizio, Volunteer
Coordinator for Astoria Parks and Recreation and Samantha Ferber,
Coordinator of Haystack Rock Awareness Program. About the events of 12
Days of Earth Day in Clatsop County.
04/16/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest:
04/02/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Astoria City Council member
Drew Herzig, Sharon Moore, of Sexual Assault Services at
the Harbor,
formerly Clatsop County's Women's Resource Center.
03/27/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Dulcye Taylor, President of the
Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and Alana  Garner, the
Association's Executive Director.  About their annual fund-raiser: The Jane
Barnes Revue.
03/19/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: An encore presentation with
John Schmidt of the Land Institute of Salina, Kansas. How our soil
sustains us.
03/15/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn   Guests: Lisa Clement of Astoria
restaurant Clemente's.  Clement is running for Clatsop County
Commission District 5.  Also Stand Up Stories organizer Cindy Price.  The
one-day speakers event will take place Saturday 2pm, at the Astoria
Event Center.
03/05/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest:
02/26/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Joanne Rideout.   Guest: Katrina Porteous, fisher poet.
02/19/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Larry Galizio, President,
Clatsop Community College for screening of
Inequality for All.
02/12/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: from the annual WINGS
conference:  Margaret Frimoth, Pat Lehman, Audrey Williams and Janine
Dean.
02/05/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: David Oser and Gregory
Lumbra of Astoria Library Advisory Board.
01/29/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Angela Cosby, Astoria Parks
and Rec, and Phil Elkins, Parks Maintenance Supervisor.
01/22/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Tony Degoede and Viviana
Mathews of Clatsop Community Action's Project Homeless Connect.
01/15/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  Guest: Ragan Myers, Long Beach
Visitors Bureau.
01/08/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  Guest: Katelyn Staecker LCSW: "Letting
go of the past, embracing the new, welcoming change.
01/01/2014
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  
12/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  
12/18/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Sheri Mitchell and Jay Mitchell
discussing the Astoria Column.
12/11/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guests: Guest hosts David Paul with
Kiwanis Chapter President Robert McClelland.
12/04/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Teresa Retzlaff and Kristin
Frost-Albrecht of North Coast Food Web.  About the Grow the Coast
Conference, Saturday, November 23rd in Seaside.   
11/20/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Miranda Helligso, outreach and
enrollment coordinator at Coastal Family Health Center, Judi Mahoney,
Cover Oregon outreach and enrollment worker and Linda Dugan - certified
Oregon insurance agent.  The latest with the online health insurance
marketplace: Cover Oregon.
11/13/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Dr. John Schmidt, Development
Director of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas.  Why soil health is vital
for sustaining agriculture and human health.
11/06/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Master organ repairer Jason
Neumamm-Grable and Constance Waisanen from Friends of the PAC
(Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center in Astoria).  About a
concert featuring the restored Estey Opus 1429 pipe organ.  Show is
truncated due to automated record cut-off.
10/30/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Rosemary Baker-Monaghan
from Astoria's Liberty Theater.  About the theater's continuing restoration,
also: coming events.
10/23/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain.   Guests: Mary Blake and Doug
Barker, co-chairs of SAFE, a political action committee in support of the
consolidated Seaside School District new campus bond measure, also
Doug Dougherty, Seaside School District Superintendant.
10/16/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guests: Laurie Caplan and Tessa James
Scheller on LNG issues in the Lower Columbia region.
10/09/2013
Talk of Our Towns/David Paul.   Guest: Mary Davies, president of the local
Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific.  About the Home and Chef
Tour, taking place in Astoria this weekend.  A benefit for Assistance
League Children's programs.
10/02/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Clatsop Community College
President Larry Galizio talks about the new Sure Start program for
students interested in going on for a four year degree.
09/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.  About Astoria Co-op and Columbia
Memorial Hospital's "Farm to Fork" cooking class & dinner with chef Marco
Davis, Grace Lehman, Dietician at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Zetty
Nemlowill, Marketing Director for Astoria Co-op .  Also on the show: Alana
Garner, new Executive Director of the Astoria Downtown Historic District
Association, and Dulcye Taylor, President of the organizaiton, about the
Pacific Northwest BrewCup and the Oregon Main Street Conference coming
in October.
09/18/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Jorge Gutierrez, Program
Manager of Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, Jim Keryan of Clatsop
Community Mediation Services, also Mary Fryling, Community Education
Coordinator at Clatsop Community College.  About the Dia De La
Independenia Celebration on Sunday, also about mediation of disputes,
and the process of becoming a mediator.  A mediation class will be
offered this term at Clatsop Community College.
09/11/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Caren Black of the Titanic
Lifeboat Academy.  About emergency preparedness classes coming to
Clatop Community College.
09/04/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Columbia Riverkeeper
Conservation Director Dan Serres. Current developments with LNG and
coal issues in our region.
08/25/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Coast Community Radio
General Manager Joanne Rideout and Station Engineer Terry Wilson.  
About the 30th anniversary of KMUN, station operations and pledge
specials.  
08/21/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Cyndi Mudge, Event Manager
for the Astoria Event Center, also Director of the Astoria Sunday Market.  
What's happening with Astoria's small businesses.
08/14/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Phillip Simmons, Clatsop
County Veterans Services Officer.  Managing the benefits maze and a
seminar for vets.  
08/07/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Brett Estes, Astoria Community
Development Director, Jane Tucker, Astoria Library Director and Ruth
Metz, consultant with Ruth Metz Associates.  Citizen involvement and
suggestions for the
Astoria Public Library renovation.  A public meeting will
be held Tuesday, August 6th at Astoria's Liberty Theater.  Doors open at
5pm.
07/31/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Jeanine Fairchild of Astoria's
Columbian Theater.  The effort to upgrade the theater for showing digital
films.  Distribution on film is ending and without the upgrade the theater
could go dark.  Also the July 27th Dragalution.
07/24/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Kathleen Morgain.   Guest: Cindy Peake
(cindkp@cat-team.org) , Homeownership Specialist with
Community Action
Teams.  Help for homeowners in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook
Counties.  
07/17/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Angela Cosby, the new Director
of Astoria's Parks and Recreation Department.  The first two months on
the job.
07/10/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guest: Robert "Jake" Jacob of Astoria's
Cannery Pier Hotel.  About preservation ideas for Astoria's Armory Building.
07/03/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Joe LeBlanc of Basic Rights
Oregon, about the "Bites for Rights" event: Thursday, June 20th, at
Clementes, T Paul's Supper Club, T Paul's Urban Cafe and Astoria
Coffeehouse.  These businesses will donate 25% of their day's sales to
Basic Rights Oregon for three programs: Marriage Equality, Trans Justice  
and Racial Justice.  Also on the show: Katie Haskin, Market Manger of the
Columbia Pacific Farmer's Market in Long Beach, Washington.
06/12/2013
Talk of Our Towns/Donna Quinn.   Guests: Jesse Jones, Coordinator of
the
North Coast Watershed Association, also Chris Farrar, geologist:
volcano and surface water advisor and Randy Bayliss: water quality
advisor. About the kickoff event for the North Coast Water Quality
Program, Thursday, June 6th 6pm at the Judge Guy Boyington Building in
Astoria.  Podcast will be available one hour after the show airs.
06/05/2013