The Canby Now Podcast
Bonus Episode: ‘Kindness Is a Skill That We Can Get Better At’

Bonus Episode: ‘Kindness Is a Skill That We Can Get Better At’

April 23, 2019

It's Kindness Week at Canby High School, a new initiative aimed at encouraging students to walk in “others’ shoes” as they model kindness, friendship, trust, gratitude, and empathy. It kicked off in Monday with a special guest speaker, Esteban Gast, a storyteller, comedy writer and entertainer who spoke on the subject of kindness. 

Kindness Week is an initiative of the Canby Suicide Prevention Task Force, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Canby, CHS’ “Talk About It” group and many other local organizations and businesses. It's part of ongoing efforts around mental wellness and suicide prevention following the tragic suicide deaths of two CHS students that rocked the entire Canby community last spring.

Episode 60: Cheers, Oregon!

Episode 60: Cheers, Oregon!

April 21, 2019

In today's episode, we raise a glass to Oregon’s history — specifically, its history of growing and brewing beer. Lori Erickson, of the Oregon Historical Society, walks us through their exhibit, Barley, Barrels, Bottles, and Brews, which tells the story of a particular part of the state's history — one that stretches all the way back to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 59: What’s Cooking, Lieutenant?

Episode 59: What’s Cooking, Lieutenant?

April 17, 2019

In this episode, we hear the incredible story of Canby Police Lt. Jose Gonzalez, whose remarkable life has brought him from the sunny shores of Venezuela to the rough streets of Portland. He served over two decades in the Portland Police Bureau, much of it in gang enforcement, before a path opened to bring him back to Canby — a place he had always considered home. 

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 58: Locking on Sunshine

Episode 58: Locking on Sunshine

April 15, 2019

In today's episode, we hop into the ring with Cris “Sunshine” Lencioni, owner/operator of Sunshine Athletics in Canby and a professional MMA fighter. He’ll tell us his story, and his many insights from years of helping people learn self-defense, improve their fitness and become more confident and comfortable in their own skin. Dad strength is real, by the way.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 57: You Down With FOB?

Episode 57: You Down With FOB?

April 10, 2019

On today's episode, we toss back a few with Steve Puga and Jen Peters of the FOB Taproom in Canby. Steve explains how he bought the Taproom on strict orders from his doctor (sort of) and Jen tells about the time she got a married man in BIG TROUBLE (hey! Get your mind out of the gutter. It's not what you think).

Also, we catch up with the awesome band Those Willows, who are playing the Canby Pioneer Chapel this weekend. Get ready for a big shocker, as Francke tells a joke that no one gets. I know: We couldn't believe it, either.

FOB Taproom: http://fobtaproom.com/

Those Willows: https://www.thosewillows.com/

Pioneer Chapel: https://www.pioneerchapel.net/

Music in this episode: Elowah and End of My Road by Those Willows. More: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits.

Episode 56: Blind Spots

Episode 56: Blind Spots

April 7, 2019

Don't look now, but today we're bringing you the story of Kevin McCarthy, a local speaker, author and businessman, who spent 33 months in federal prison for his involvement in the worst investment fraud in the history of the state of Washington — even though he didn’t know it was a scam at the time.

Get a free Kindle copy of Kevin's excellent book, Blind Spots, and other resources here: https://kevinmccarthy.com/book

Music in this episode: Not Too Cray, Huma-Huma https://goo.gl/cNsHB9

More: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Bonus Episode: It Is.

Bonus Episode: It Is.

April 4, 2019

"To answer your question, Mayor, you don't know if it's going to get better? It is." Thus capped a tumultuous, but important, night at the April 3 Canby City Council meeting, during which dozens of residents spoke — for the most part, very eloquently and respectfully — about the state of our community in terms of how we treat each other and LGBTQ people. 

We wanted to give you the chance to hear the entire thing, and thanks to our partners at CTV Channel 5, we're doing just that. The meeting has been edited only to the relevant portions of commentary from residents and elected officials. No public comments were removed or otherwise edited in any way.

Music: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

Episode 55: That One Thing

Episode 55: That One Thing

April 3, 2019

Division Chief Todd Gary has a question he always asks families when he's on the scene of a fire: "If there's one thing that I can get out of the house for you while we're fighting this fire, what is it? What is that one thing?" On today's episode, he'll tell us about a time he asked a woman that question, and got an answer he'll never forget.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Bonus Episode: Author Alex Gino

Bonus Episode: Author Alex Gino

April 1, 2019

Alex Gino, author of George and You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, speaks at the Backstop Bar & Grill in Canby on March 31. They explain why they wrote a children's book about a transgender fourth-grader, and why that book had to have a part that talked about, you know, the bathroom thing.

Music: Do Do Do by Silent Partner from YouTube Audio Library http://goo.gl/YmnOAx

Episode 54: New and…Improved?

Episode 54: New and…Improved?

March 31, 2019

Our new host, Chaz Manuneos, makes his first appearance, while our new producer, Brandon Suydam, tries to fill some big shoes. The guys are joined by Chris Waffle, of the nerd rock band Megathruster, and have a great time even though Chaz can't get a drink. Come hang with The New Podcast for Ye Olde Canby, and enjoy this episode that is 100% serious and definitely not a prank. 

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 53: Teed Up

Episode 53: Teed Up

March 27, 2019

"You're killing me, Smalls!" It's one of those immortal lines that takes many of us right back to childhood. You may even have a T-shirt that says it. And if you do, it most likely was designed and printed right here in Canby. Caleb Garrison, vice president of T-Line Design, joins us today to explain it, and tell us why he has one of the coolest jobs in town.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 52: Reflection

Episode 52: Reflection

March 24, 2019

"When we see ourselves reflected in media, we know that we're real." - Alex Gino

Recent events have brought the LGBTQ community to the forefront of conversation in Canby. We discuss the latest, and bring onto the show Alex Gino, author of George and You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!, to answer our questions about their work and why these conversations matter in a small town like ours.

Alex Gino Author Talk, Q&A and Book Signing: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the second floor ballroom of the Backstop Bar & Grill, 211 N. Grant St.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Resources:

  • Basic Rights Oregon – 503-222-6151
    Has resources explaining Oregon Health Plan coverage for trans health care and assists with reporting discrimination.
  • Basic Rights Oregon, Fierce Family Members Group
    For family of transgender youth
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Portland LGBTQ – 503-679-2999
    A drop-in peer led support group for LGBTQ persons living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD or related illnesses.
  • NAMI Clackamas – 503-344-5050
    LGBTQ peer support services in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, including one-on-one peer support.
  • Northwest Gender Alliance – 503-533-8787
    A nonprofit social, support and educational group for trans individuals.
  • The Q Center – 503-234-7837
    A LGBTQ community center in Portland with a variety of support and affinity groups and events.
  • The Living Room – 503-901-5971
    A safe haven for GLBTQQ youth (ages 14-20) in Clackamas County, with drop-in in Oregon City as well as other programs.
  • Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC)
    OSSCC works to support youth in feeling safe and welcome in schools and communities. Emphasis on reducing youth suicide and risk behaviors for GSM youth.
  • Canby Transgender Alliance
    A private Facebook group supporting transgender youth and families in our community.
  • PFLAG Clackamas County – 503-901-5971
    PFLAG Clackamas County meets in Canby every day third Thursday of the month. It is a support group for families and friends of the LGBTQ+ community. 
Episode 51: There’s Wine in Them Hills!

Episode 51: There’s Wine in Them Hills!

March 20, 2019

Today, we bring you the story of a place that makes adult beverages on Whiskey Hill Road. Naturally, they're a winery. Growing grapes is not something winemaker Chris Helbling, the Postlewait family, and the other folks behind Whiskey Hill Winery ever expected to do, but they're enjoying every second of it.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Yap at the Tap 2: The Perfect Storm

Yap at the Tap 2: The Perfect Storm

March 17, 2019

Happy 50th episode, listeners! In this special St. Patrick's Day-themed episode, we reprise our popular segment, "Yap at the Tap," where we sit down with Canby Mayor Brian Hodson at the FOB Taproom to discuss pressing city business. In this edition, we talk about the "perfect storm" of retirements, as a number of longtime city employees and other pillars of the community are retiring in the coming year. We ask which newly elected city councilor is responsible for the mass exodus. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 49: Oorah!

Episode 49: Oorah!

March 13, 2019

The decision to join the United States military is often a personal one. You're lucky if you wind up in boot camp with someone from the same state, let alone the same city. Well, today, we're bringing you the story of four brand new Marines from right here in Canby. They'll tell us about how they got their nicknames and why they decided to serve. Spoiler alert: Full Metal Jacket was not a huge factor.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 48: Uphill

Episode 48: Uphill

March 11, 2019

Aurora-born Canby High School grad Jackie Wiles was two days from boarding a plane with the rest of the U.S. Ski Team to compete in her second Winter Olympic Games, when she suffered a devastating injury in a World Cup race in Germany. In this episode, we hear Jackie's incredible journey toward physical and mental healing, as she works to come back stronger and faster than ever.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 47: Mixin’ It Up

Episode 47: Mixin’ It Up

March 6, 2019

Today, we're mixing things up a bit we sit down with Robert Cummings, who you might know better as DJ Rob. That's right: Canby and Molalla do have a nightlife, and more often than not, you'll find DJ Rob at the center of it. Tune in, and he'll tell you all about it. 

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Episode 46: The Gift of Time

Episode 46: The Gift of Time

March 3, 2019

Imagine you're an expectant parent. The big day finally comes, but the unimaginable happens. Your baby never makes it home from the hospital. Stillbirths are experienced by thousands of mothers every year, and for many families, the pain never truly goes away.

When tragedy like this strikes, more and more midwives, bereavement counselors and psychologists are recommending the use of a refrigerated bassinet like the Cuddle Cot, which allows the families the time and space to grieve their loss. In this episode, we meet Maryssa Yager, a local woman whose goal is to place Cuddle Cots at every hospital in Oregon.

Warner Grange Cuddle Cot Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 13. Warner Grange, 10100 South New Era Road, Canby.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warner-grange-cuddle-cot-dinner-and-auction-fundraiser-tickets-51994854008

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Episode 45: Pod About (Our) Town

Episode 45: Pod About (Our) Town

February 27, 2019

It's showtime again at the Canby Fine Arts Center, and we got to hang out with some of our favorite people: the cast and crew of the Canby High School Drama Club. Their new production, Our Town, opens this week. We'll ask them how hard it was to play the roles of young people living in a small American town. ...And scene!

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits

Canby Now Recast: Tony Starlight

Canby Now Recast: Tony Starlight

February 27, 2019

In honor of Tony Starlight's recently announced slate of spring shows at the Canby Pioneer Chapel (see our website for details), the Canby Now Podcast is re-releasing our December interview with the legendary entertainer as a special bonus episode! For a chance to win free tickets to the show of your choice, visit our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/canbynow!