Oregon Crossroads

Oregon Crossroads

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Public policy and opinion from Dr. Bud Pierce featuring Oregon industry and community leaders.
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Coronavirus Update: Reasons for optimism? (March 20)

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Coronavirus - Where are we in Oregon?
Dr. Bud Pierce talks about new developments in the Coronavirus crisis, including new testing methods, how we are doing in our local area, and what we can expect in the coming weeks.
10:06
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Quarantine Edition
Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update about the coronavirus from home. Featuring dog barks and a background feature from his son Michael.
08:17
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Reasons for optimism? (March 20)
Dr. Bud Pierce sits down to talk about recent developments about COVID-19, as of March 20, 2020.  We seem to have some reason to be optimistic, but we will know a lot more by April 11. 
08:17
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Update (March 13, 2020)
Another week filled with developments about the Coronavirus. There are some reasons for optimism, but we still need a lot more information. As the story continues to unfold, make sure you are doing all you can to limit the spread of this virus. Wash your hands often, try to not touch your face, and practice social distancing if you are feeling ill. For more information and resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html To watch this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qy0VYaeLpIU
09:52
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update
Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update on Coronavirus and why you don't need to panic.
07:37
March 8, 2020
Ep. 10 - Commissioner Kevin Cameron talks utilities, water, and timber lawsuit
Before becoming Marion County Commissioner in 2014, Kevin Cameron was the State Representative from House District 19 for more than 9 years.    Bud and Commissioner Cameron sit down to talk about power and utilities, including the current Marion County project to burn waste, water issues, and the recent $1 billion federal timber lawsuit.
21:08
January 21, 2020
Ep 9 - AJ Klausen and Vagabond Brewing
Oregon is at the center of the universe when it comes to craft beer. We come in 7th in the US with most craft breweries per capita. AJ Klausen is a former Marine, and a founder and owner of Vagabond Brewery in Salem - home to some of the best beer in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Bud and AJ sit down to talk veterans, small businesses, and of course, beer.
17:47
January 3, 2020
Ep. 8 - Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce Unpack Recent Developments in Health Care Delivery
Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce talk about Salem Health, choice in health care, and how doctors get paid. 
20:44
December 12, 2019
Ep. 7 - Oregon Medicaid with Dean Andretta
Dean Andretta is the chief financial officer at WVP Health Authority, a health care organization that has provided high-quality care to the Mid-Willamette Valley for many years.  Bud and Dean discuss the recent decision by the Oregon Health Authority to reward the local Medicare contract to a large multi-state insurance company instead of back to local doctors and hospitals, and the WVP Health Authority, all of whom have been delivering high-quality health care to our communities needy for years.
23:57
September 23, 2019
Ep.6 - Oregon Manufacturing & Commerce w/Shaun Jillions
Today’s episode of Oregon Crossroads features Shaun Jillions. Shaun is the Executive Director of the Oregon Manufactures and Commerce Association. He joins Bud to discuss the state of Manufacturing in Oregon, the jobs the industry provides, and the future of the association.
17:43
March 30, 2019
Jodi Hack
Today’s episode features former Oregon State Representative, Jodi Hack. Now Jodi is leading the charge in the legislature for the Home Builders Association. We discuss issues related to affordable housing, technical education and more!
1:02:53
February 25, 2019
Ep. 3 - Build The Bridge w/Selma Pierce
Episode 3 of the Oregon Crossroads podcast features a very special guest, Selma Pierce. Selma is a part of a group advocating for a third bridge across the Willamette River in Salem. We discuss the need for new transportation infrastructure and freedom of movement.
22:03
February 5, 2019
Ep. 2 - Cap & Tax w/JL Wilson
Today’s episode of Oregon Crossroads features JL Wilson. JL is a public affairs expert and former Executive Director of NFIB/Oregon. He joins Bud for a conversation on balancing carbon reduction and business interests.
18:24
January 25, 2019
Ep. 1 - Oregon Wine Industry w/Jim Bernau
Welcome to the Oregon Crossroads podcast! Today’s inaugural podcast features Jim Bernau, chair and founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards. We discuss the current state of and challenges facing Oregon’s wine industry today. Visit www.oregoncrossroads.com for more.
18:31
January 15, 2019