The Canby Now Podcast
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/

Episode 73: Surely You Joust

Episode 73: Surely You Joust

June 5, 2019

Och! Issa wee little podcast! Give us a lissen, why dooncha? 

...Sorry. On today's episode, we're getting medieval on your ears, with our look ahead to the Oregon Renaissance Faire! They are taking over the Clackamas County Fairgrounds this weekend and next, and we've got the scoop on this fun, family-friendly and educational event, which is exactly like Game of Thrones. OK, that last part's not true. But all the rest is! Sláinte!

Today's Poetry Now reading is courtesy Andy from LibriVox. Thanks for saving us from trying to do a Scottish accent.

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

Episode 72: Are You Ready for Some … Podcast?

Episode 72: Are You Ready for Some … Podcast?

June 2, 2019

The once-proud Canby Cougars football team has been enduring a down stretch in recent years, including last year's winless campaign. Through it all, Canby has stayed at the top of Jimmy Joyce's short list of schools he'd love to coach at.

Now, he'll have that chance. He's the new head football coach at Canby High, and he's already jumped in with both feet. In today's episode, he tells us about his coaching philosophy, his thoughts on Canby's gridiron legacy, changes he'll bring to the team's offense, and his belief that the lessons learned on the football field serve players for the rest of their lives.

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

Episode 71: Mt. Hope for the Best

Episode 71: Mt. Hope for the Best

May 29, 2019

In today's episode, we introduce you to Mike and Laura Ellis, the wonderful folks behind Mt. Hope Farms. Mt. Hope is a small, diversified, family farm on the outskirts of Molalla, specializing in unique berry and fruit crops, which they smash up, combine with liberal amounts of awesomeness, and turn into the best jams and jellies you've ever tasted. They're a farm family that loves being a farm family, and they try to do it right.

Also, we catch up with Jack Brito and Shannon Allee, of Hotrod Dreamworks, to hear about how you can nominate a deserving Canbyite to receive a new car through their Wheels to Prosper promotion. And...finally! It's the return of our long-lost history segment, Canby Then

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

Episode 70: Like Father, Like Son

Episode 70: Like Father, Like Son

May 27, 2019

Like father, like son. That's what they say, and the idiom certainly holds true for the Stout family. Patriarch Raymond Stout served as an infantryman in the German occupation force in World War I, albeit reluctantly. His draft form noted he was "sullen and unpatriotic," though he later came to be proud of his military service.

His son, Cecil Stout, followed in his footsteps a generation later when war again enveloped the globe, serving as a bombardier and escaping several brushes with death during the course of his service with the famed bomber group known as the Sky Scorpions. Though the two are no longer with us, their legacy of service lives on in a unique way. We'll tell you all about it, on this very special Memorial Day episode of the Canby Now Podcast.

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

Episode 69: Rise

Episode 69: Rise

May 23, 2019

(TW: suicide/self-harm) In February of 2018, Canby was rocked by the tragic loss of two of its young people to suicide. Today, we hear from CHS Associate Principal Cari Sloan and District Communications Coordinator Autumn Foster about the impact the tragedy has had, and the work by student leaders such as Alyssa Showalter and Trevor Taylor to transform the culture of Canby High.

If you or someone you know is struggling, there are many people in our community who care, who understand what you're going through and who want to help. Find information and resources at https://www.clackamas.us/behavioralhealth/suicideprevention.html.

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

Episode 68: Rose Marie

Episode 68: Rose Marie

May 19, 2019

In today's episode, we meet the daughters of Rose Marie Bentley, a Molalla woman who donated her body to science after passing away peacefully at the age of 99. But when OHSU anatomy students examined her, they made a discovery that would stun the medical world. 

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

Episode 67: Keeping the Books

Episode 67: Keeping the Books

May 15, 2019

On today's episode, we welcome Irene Green and Kathleen Myron. They are the director of the Canby Public Library and the chairwoman of the Library Board, respectively, or you can just call them what Francke does: the Library Queens. Basically, they know a lot about library funding, including why the city is proposing to close the library on Sundays in the next fiscal year. They answer our questions and share what you may be able to do to help ensure the library remains a vital and vibrant part of the Canby community for generations to come.

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

Episode 66: The Fire Question

Episode 66: The Fire Question

May 12, 2019

In this episode, we continue our coverage of the May 21 election as we sit down with Aurora Fire Chief Joshua Williams to discuss the proposed 99-cent operating levy they’re putting before voters again. They tried in the election last May, and the measure failed...by just nine votes.

If it fails again, Chief Williams says the district may consider a smaller replacement before the current levy expires next year. If the levy expires with no new measure in place, the district will be forced to cut it's budget by 37 percent.

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

Episode 65: Candidates of the Round Table

Episode 65: Candidates of the Round Table

May 8, 2019

In today's episode, we sit down with Dawn Depner, Art Marine and Angie Miles, the three candidates for the position 5 seat on the Canby School Board, which is being vacated by current director Diane Downs. In this round table discussion, we hear from all three candidates on their views of school finances, student welfare, support for educators and what they would do if elected. 

We think all three would make a wonderful addition to our school board, but you only get to vote for one! If you need help making your choice, then tune in before you cast your ballot in the May 21 election. 

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

Episode 64: What’s Up, Doc?

Episode 64: What’s Up, Doc?

May 5, 2019

In today's episode, we'll introduce you to somebody you probably already know. Mike "Doc" Harms has been a fixture in the Canby community for most of his life, and this year, the Canby Rodeo Association is launching the inaugural Mike Harms scholarship dinner in his honor. We ask him about that, and what it's like living on the Canby-area farm his family has owned for over 100 years.

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

Episode 63: Get Real

Episode 63: Get Real

May 1, 2019

Born and raised in Oregon City, Hailey Verhaalen’s passion for music has driven her since she stepped in front of her first audience at a third grade talent show. She's come a long way since then. She's making waves in the Nashville country music scene, she's fresh off her amazing new album, The Real Stuff and, biggest of all, today,makes she makes her debut appearance on the Canby Now Podcast! 

Music in this episode: Hailey Verhaalen! (Obviously.) Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 62: From Hollywood to Canby

Episode 62: From Hollywood to Canby

April 28, 2019

After a remarkable run of 27 straight sold-out performances at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, two incredible illusionists are bringing their show, "Impossibilities" to Canby.

Well, technically, Scott Anderson already lives here. But he'll be once again bringing his unique brand of world-class magic and comedy to team up with David Charvet, a magician with over 50 years' experience and a noted expert in the history of magic.

You'll hear from both of these talented individuals in advance of their show this Saturday at the Canby Fine Arts Center, which is also a fundraiser for the Canby Boy Scout troop.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/

Episode 61: CBC U L8TR

Episode 61: CBC U L8TR

April 25, 2019

What is Canby Bible College? It's something we've always wondered. Maybe you have, too. On today's episode, we find out what CBC is all about, as we sit down with Dean James Walton and the entire 2019 graduating class (don't worry, there's only four of them). We discuss the students' futures and, far more importantly, the future of the college's Instagram account. Congratulations!

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

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.