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Re: “A Personal Top 10 Reading List

Bill Bryson is a great writer and I've enjoyed what I've read of The Body so far.

Posted by BookWerm on 01/16/2020 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Finding the Will to Live

----"Mental health is stigmatized across the board..."

Actually, we are told by those taught or teaching that to conform to that prejudice, but no, we do not have to.

Nor do we have to contribute to teaching it. There is no law that says, "You will conform."

And no, I do not.

Posted by Harold Maio on 01/16/2020 at 4:29 AM

Re: “The Future is Now

Or, maybe this is just fantasy satire.

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 01/01/2020 at 9:48 AM

Re: “The Future is Now

He may not be sitting in a dark room, but he sounds a bit in the dark about the reality around us. The richest 1% in the world own 45% of the wealth; 64% of the world's adults have less than $10,000 each. Authoritarian regimes, including Trump, are creating more economic inequality and promoting divisive racial, gender and class policies that pit them against the rest of us. The climate crisis threatens all of us. Yes, grocery shopping is really stressful--especially when you have no money. Flying cars won't fix any of this. But, I guess none of it exists in Brown's bubbly world. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 01/01/2020 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Sober Holidays

Thanks for this article. I have been served wine anyway when I ask for soda water and when asking if there is anything non-alcoholic often receive a shocked look and offered just water. Luckily our water here is amazing! I think bars and restaurants could attract people by having interesting drinks that don't include a shot of alcohol.

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Posted by Mimi F on 12/25/2019 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Reducing the Yuletide Waste Stream

The Iditarod is terribly cruel to dogs. FACTS:
It's been reported that Rachel Scdoris forces her dogs to live on chains. That's dog abuse!

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Posted by Margery Glickman on 12/18/2019 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Growing Pains, Theatre Edition

Support of the arts is essential to the health of a community. We in Sunriver are fortunate to have The Door and recently The SHARC where The Musical version of The Nutcracker was recently presented for 5 shows including a sold out dinner show and performance.
Richard Asadoorian

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Posted by jujboy on 12/16/2019 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Jumpin' Jive

The most amazing cuts from the best artists....the best radio station not just Central Oregon but all of Oregon's ever had. Much appreciated! We love Kjiv!

Posted by Diane Lozito on 12/01/2019 at 10:12 AM

Re: “A Tax on Reading

Everyone in the US could publish in Canada - we don't have a tax on books.

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Posted by Melanie Perkins on 11/21/2019 at 3:13 PM

Re: “A Tax on Reading

Effects entirely in line with the current administration’s intentional degradation of Environment: nature, informational, and human rights. All are being assailed by the World’s Greatest Businessman.

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Posted by Vipper Short on 11/21/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Getting Feet on the Street

Why would Redmond try to compete with Bends First Friday? That seems like a losing battle. How about doing a last Friday or Saturday? That would allow for locals to go to both if they so choose. Just a thought.

Posted by Trevor Gardunia on 10/18/2019 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Last Stand in the Sand

What has BPRD been doing? Theyve had 10 years to assess and take ownership, and yet its still not on their 5 year plan!

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Posted by BPRDwhat! on 09/19/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “The Golden Dumpster: Inside Bend's freegan movement

I would be a little hesitate eating food that was near or in a dumpster. However, if the alternative is to starve than you do what you have to do. If I would have to resort to this, I would rather look through roll off dumpsters in my local area to find things to sell on Ebay and Facebook Market Place and use the money to buy safe food. Just my opinion mind you.

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Posted by Tom Oen on 07/14/2019 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

Dwayne Glasscock rides again!

Posted by Ted Gladu on 06/27/2019 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

Polly, you may not find the term demeaning and that's fine. But you don't represent everyone who suffers from this illness or any other disability. I guarantee you that some do find it offensive and their opinions are certainly as valid as yours. --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 06/26/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

I don't think the word "schizoclectic" demeans anyone. I'm bipolar, manic depressive, and people use those words frequently to describe things (or emotions) that vary from extreme to extreme. I fail to see how that somehow insults me, and I fail to see how "schizoclectic" harms those with schizophrenia.

The root of "schizo" is "skei" and it means to cut, separate, divide, part, split. Schizophrenics do not have a monopoly on using "skei" or "schizo" in language.

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Posted by Polly F on 06/26/2019 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

As a fellow community radio volunteer here in Central Oregon I appreciate the eclectic mix of music this station offers. But, I find the term "schizoclectic" to be offensive and demeaning to people who suffer from schizophrenia. What is so hip about using language that mocks people with illnesses, mental disorders, and disabilities? Full disclosure: I am a volunteer at KPOV, where we value "healthy individuals and community" ( --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 06/26/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Best Seat in the House

What a complete load of crap. Who does your bidding?

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by notacal on 05/27/2019 at 7:48 AM

Re: “A Community Thread: Dorothy West

Something about Central Oregon makes people write about "Community"! I read another one in the Nugget Newspaper this week.

Posted by Polly F on 05/16/2019 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Sweating It Out: Detoxifying my beer-soaked body and mind in a traditional sweat lodge

I do not recommend participating in sweats run by non-indigenous people. They can be dangerous if not done properly.

Posted by Brave Crow on 05/10/2019 at 5:35 AM

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