The Canby Now Podcast
Episode 93: Take Me Out to the Fairgrounds

Episode 93: Take Me Out to the Fairgrounds

August 14, 2019

In this episode, we're live from the Clackamas County Fair! Join us as we terrify a guinea pig, meet the cutest puppy in Clackamas County right now (we're pretty sure), take a photo with Bigfoot, discuss nudity with the Rodeo Court (just blame J.J.) and sample the way-way-way-better-tasting-than-it-sounds Sour Cream & Raisin Pie.

Music in this episode: The Hanson Family, Joni and Olivia Harms, and https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 92: All’s Fair in Love & Horse

Episode 92: All’s Fair in Love & Horse

August 11, 2019

In today's episode, we hear about the favorite Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo memories from three guys who, well, help make the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo possible! It's Tyler Nizer, marketing and vendor coordinator for the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, and Dan Mickelson and Todd Gary, two longtime members of the Canby Rodeo Board of Directors. See you at the fair!

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

Episode 91: For the Colony!

Episode 91: For the Colony!

August 7, 2019

In today's episode, we take a quick stroll down Highway 99E as we chat with Aurora Mayor Kris Taylor Sallee about this weekend's celebration of Aurora Colony Days, as well as what binds these two neighboring communities together. We also catch up with Havvy Ehrich, the Canby teen who won a gold medal and several other awards at this summer's International Powerlifting Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden. She'll tell us what about this amazing performance was somehow disappointing to her.

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

Episode 90: Mr. Crawford

Episode 90: Mr. Crawford

August 4, 2019

In 1980, a fluke brought soon-to-be college graduate Tony Crawford to Canby for his student teaching assignment. It was a town he had never once set foot in before. But for 35 years, he dedicated himself to teaching a generation of Canby students.

To many, he's best-known for the many important and powerful guests he helped welcome to the Canby School District over the years, from First Lady Nancy Reagan to the Dalai Lama. In today's episode, we look back over Tony's remarkable career and discuss his next adventure, which will take him far, far from Canby.

For an extended version of today's episode, without ads, please consider supporting our show as a premium member of Canby Now Plus. For details, visit patreon.com/canbynowpod.

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

Episode 89: What’s in a Name?

Episode 89: What’s in a Name?

July 31, 2019

You ever think, "Man, I loved it when Canby Community Theatre did (BLANK)! Wish they would do that one again"? Well, in this summer's very special 25th anniversary show, you get your wish, as the local theater troupe looks with all your favorite song and dance numbers from a quarter-century of top-quality productions. In today's episode, we hear from the cast and crew and give you a taste of what this musical extravaganza is like!

The only problem with the show is it doesn't have a name! Near the end of today's interview, Randy Hamilton suggested that we come up with one. We're pretty sure he was just joking, but you have to be real careful what you say to us, because we went and did it anyway! Click over to our Facebook page to see our design concept for Canby Community Theatre Presents: A Show to Remember.

Showtimes: 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

Theater: Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center

Tickets: $12, available at Cutsforth's Market, at the door and online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=canby

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

Episode 88: Backyard Days

Episode 88: Backyard Days

July 28, 2019

We didn't scare her away! Today's episode features a return guest, as Joyce Ares of the Friends of the Canby Public Library comes back on the program to tell us about The Great Backyard and Patio Tour, which happens this Saturday. Like most of the benefits the Friends put on, the event is a fundraiser for the popular library programming that happens throughout the year.

So, if you ever find yourself the victim of one of her "shakedowns," remember: It's all for the kids.

Friends of the Canby Public Library: https://www.canbylibrary.org/friends-of-the-library.html

The Great Backyard and Patio Tour: Tickets available at the library and Cutsforth's Market.

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

Episode 87: It’s a Trap!

Episode 87: It’s a Trap!

July 24, 2019

Pull! Today's episode is all about trapshooting, as we introduce you to Issabella Berge, Canby's crack shooting teen who recently proved herself as one of the nation's top amateur performers on the sport's largest stage. At the recent USA High School Clay Target League National Championship, she accomplished the rare feat of shooting a perfect 100, an achievement matched by only six other competitors in a field of 1,800. She and her coaches take us back to that moment, which provoked cheers, applause, even tears of pride.

More on the Oregon State High School Clay Target League

Website: http://orclaytarget.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORClayTarget/

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

Episode 86: Little Bit Country

Episode 86: Little Bit Country

July 21, 2019

The Wild Hare Country Festival rode into Canby this past weekend, as the sounds of some of the best red dirt bands in the country transformed Pat's Acres into the old fashioned Wild, Wild West. Whitey Morgan and the chart-topping Cody Johnson headlined this year's festival. We'll bring you some of the sights and sounds (dirt not included).

Music in this episode: Courtesy the Dirty River Boys. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 85: Any Way You Slice It

Episode 85: Any Way You Slice It

July 17, 2019

In today's episode, we welcome on Lisa Leir, main admin of the popular Facebook group Canby Now to answer all of your burning questions: "Where did the name come from?" "How did the group get to be so big?" And, most important of all, "Why do Canby people lose so many dogs?" She also brings us the scoop on the upcoming Slice of Summer series, which kicks off this Sunday!

TW/CW: Today's Poetry Now selection discusses suicide. Poetry Now readings come after the news and the first ad break, immediately before the Canby Conversation (main interview portion of the show).

Music in this episode: Solstice by Ross Bugden. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 84: Live from Harefest

Episode 84: Live from Harefest

July 14, 2019

"The Mother of All Tribute Band Festivals." "Summer Camp for Adults." "Hey Honey, What's Going on at Pat's Acres?" There are many ways to describe Harefest, but to really understand, it's just one of those things you have to see -- and hear -- for yourself. In today's episode, we give you that chance.

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

Episode 83: Maybe I’ll See You In…Canby?

Episode 83: Maybe I’ll See You In…Canby?

July 10, 2019

Singer, multi-talented instrumentalist, writer, poet, actor and (self-described) "seasoned vagabond," Bee Appleseed can do it all. The former Canby resident and CHS grad has spent his post-college days trodding the globe as itinerant musician, and he joins the Canby Now Podcast tells us some of his stories from the road. He calls his sound "cosmic rock and roll." We don't really know what that means, but we know we like it, and we think you will, too!

Music in this episode: Bee Appleseed. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 82: Let Your Hare Down

Episode 82: Let Your Hare Down

July 7, 2019

Are you ready to rock, Canby? It's Harefest week, and we couldn't be more excited about it. This episode, we bring you the masterminds behind this, the Mother of All Tribute Band Festivals, which draws thousands of classic rock lovers to our little town every year. And we debut a new game, Real or Fake, as Tyler tries to guess which tribute band names are legit, and which ones are just Francke's bad puns. Faux Fighters? Whack Sabbath? Livin' On A Spare? The Rolling Clones? Find out, only on the Canby Now Podcast!

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

Episode 81: The Work of Fireworks

Episode 81: The Work of Fireworks

July 3, 2019

Happy Birthday, America! In today's episode, we bring you the incredible story of Western Display Fireworks, a Canby company that has risen to become one of the top producers of aerial fireworks shows in the country. We tour their military-style bunkers in the woods outside town, and we catch up with John Tate, of Rolling with Jax, who has reached the final stage of his cross-country bike ride from Canby to Jacksonville, Fla.

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

Episode 80: Home, Sweet Home

Episode 80: Home, Sweet Home

June 30, 2019

Local experts estimate there are about 280 students in the Canby School District who are homeless or housing insecure. We don't see them because, fortunately, they're not out on the streets (usually). But they are in less-than-ideal situations that can severely impact their success in school and life in general. Second Home, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, has found that something as simple as a stable housing situation can almost double an unaccompanied student's chances of graduating high school. This program is now in Canby for the first time, and our guests today are eager to tell us all about it.

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

Episode 79: Sounds Like a Blast

Episode 79: Sounds Like a Blast

June 27, 2019

The Canby Independence Day Celebration is one of the city's biggest annual events, drawing thousands of people to Wait Park and the downtown core each year. In today's episode, we chat with the city of Canby's Jamie Stickel and Calvin LeSueur, two people who are instrumental in making this big party happen. We spend most of our time trying to make as many Dad jokes as possible. So, basically, your standard episode.

More info: https://canbyindependenceday.com/

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

Episode 78: ‘I Like To Shake the Healing Gourd, Too’

Episode 78: ‘I Like To Shake the Healing Gourd, Too’

June 23, 2019

In a legislative session marked by more controversy than most — one in which a dozen Senators fled the Capitol and even the state, with the state police dispatched to bring them back — no proposal has generated more public outcry than HB 3063: the vaccine bill. It's a question that pits public health against personal freedom. And it's very complicated, so we decided to ask for some help.

In today's episode, we sit down with Dr. Max Cohen, a naturopathic physician who believes vaccines are safe and effective. He agreed to answer our questions, and yours as well, about vaccine studies, delayed schedules, adverse reactions, the work of Dr. Paul Thomas and more.  

Links:

Two studies Dr. Cohen referenced: "Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Nationwide Cohort Study” https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2727726/measles-mumps-rubella-vaccination-autism-nationwide-cohort-study and "No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total population study." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15877763

Graphs indicating "correlation does not equal causation": https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

Data demonstrating the effectiveness of vaccines: https://medium.com/@visualvaccines/graphic-proof-that-vaccines-work-with-sources-61c199429c8c

Two other groups Dr. Cohen mentioned: He is a member of NDs For Vaccines, and a volunteer for Boost Oregon.

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

Episode 77: Feelin’ Kinda Newfie

Episode 77: Feelin’ Kinda Newfie

June 19, 2019

Who let the dogs out? If you find yourself asking that question at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds this weekend, there's a good chance the answer is the Clackamas Kennel Club! They're putting on their popular annual show this Friday through Sunday. We ask them which dogs are the biggest divas, and get our faces licked by a 130-pound Newfoundland.

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

Episode 76: Paint the Chair Red

Episode 76: Paint the Chair Red

June 16, 2019

Canby is a community built on a strong heritage of small, family-run farms, but what do you do when running a small, family farm is arguably more difficult than it's ever been? Well, if you're Jason and Jackie Paolo, you start one anyway. In today's episode, the Paolos welcome us to Canby's Red Chair Farm, where they tell us how their passion for growing things has helped see them through some challenging times.

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

Episode 75: The New Frontier

Episode 75: The New Frontier

June 12, 2019

When the late Joe Sisul showed his wife, Kit, their newly purchased farm property on North Holly Street in 1957, she started crying. They were not tears of joy. But Joe promised her he would one day make it beautiful, and he kept his promise. He eventually turned the 10-acre farm into Frontier Golf Course, which became a destination course particularly in the '80s and '90s, known as much for its picturesque greens as it was for its challenging design.

On today's episode, we chat with Terri Gesik, one of the new owners of Frontier. She and her husband, Chris, are passionate about the course and continuing the legacy Joe and Kit Sisul first began over 60 years ago. They're also looking to add to Frontier's lore with a few quirks of their own.

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

Episode 74: 99 (Million) Bottles of Beer on the Wall…

Episode 74: 99 (Million) Bottles of Beer on the Wall…

June 9, 2019

It's certainly the largest, and probably the most impactful, new development in the history of Canby. For months, the identity of the company behind the project was kept secret. It even had a code name: Project Shakespeare. Today, we know that it's Columbia Distributing, the largest beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest, the fourth largest in the country, and the newest member of the Canby industrial park.

In today's episode, we give you a sneak peak at the company, their history, corporate culture and philosophy. We'll go on a tour of their large Portland metro area facility, whose operations and employees will be moved to Canby by this time next year. We'll finally unravel the mystery behind that name, Project Shakespeare. And we'll even introduce you to Pedro, the happiest man on Earth.

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