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Off the wall content that leaves you entertained and informed from the guys over at BreakoutFinder.com (Nate Liss @AnOutragedJew & Ryan Lopes @StillRyanFive) Some dedicated audio podcasts and tons more audio content from our video work over at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8cTKholSJunIMN5NEEEBQQ With new work being released weekly there will ALWAYS been something fresh for you.
 
Chaos is the norm for Steve, Kelly and the kids. This podcast highlights the events of a couple recently relocated from Virginia to Texas. Steve is a construction professional, runner, writer and comedian. Kelly is a retired HR professional, homeschooling mother, deal-finder and the person who reminds Steve that he doesn't get paid to be a comedian. It won't take long for you to figure out how they've managed to stay married for 25 years while raising three children in multiple states. Send ...
 
Nearly 16.5 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, yet most think it's just a 'cool profile'. Alissa believes that leaning into and developing your innate talents and strengths is key to success in life, then this is your podcast. to discover how to apply your Strengths Finder assessment in transforming your business and relationships. Listen to guests like John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire, Pat Flynn, Jeff Brown, Shawn Stevenson, and other top entrep ...
 
Do you need a reset? Like the device in your hand, a reset life can bring freedom, perspective and bring you back online to fulfil your life and purpose. We all need a reset from time to time. Life is better when we can recognise and then activate this life tool that is available to all of us.
 
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Students from six Portland-area high schools have created a vaccine finder. The tool can be accessed on any device that sends a text. The finder can search Oregon zip codes to find available appointments at pharmacies. Rye Scholin, a senior at St. Mary’s Academy cofounded the Portland Student Pandemic Response group a year ago. In that time, studen…
 
Art is often associated with mental health. Usually in some dramatic and brutal way. Think of the phrase: suffering for one’s art. Part 2 of my talk with Kristofer Schofield focuses on his relationship with the prairies; how his photographs become self portraits of his mental health; how seeking help through art, therapy, or medication is not a cur…
 
Hey Unicorn Family! This one is AMAZING! Evan is based in Austin, TX and has an amazing product. Go download it: colorca.st Connect with him: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-kirkham-581b1220/ As always rate and review this podcast and connect with us! https://www.linkedin.com/company/theunicornfinders…
 
In this new three part series for “The Compass” gambling behavior expert Dr Heather Wardle looks at three countries: Kenya, Albania and the USA and inves-tigates how the growing popularity of online gambling is affecting gamblers.Dr Wardle believes gambling should be strictly regulated and online gambling is having a particularly troubling effect o…
 
The Republican party is in the minority in the Oregon legislature and members have staged three walkouts in the last two sessions to prevent Democratic legislation from being voted on. This month, six Republican senators face heat from some constituents and colleagues for not walking out to deny a vote on a gun bill. We talk with one of those lawma…
 
The Community Investment Trust in Portland allows people to “buy back the block” by becoming investors in local buildings. The project aims to provide affordable real estate investment opportunities for people of color whose neighborhoods have been impacted by gentrification. The first building using this model is in Southeast Portland, and more th…
 
A new study for Oregon State University shows that the choices coastal planners make about where to allow development and where to build seawalls may have just as much of an impact on coastal communities as climate change. Peter Ruggiero, one of the authors of the study, joins us to talk about the choices that coastal communities can make and how t…
 
Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing law, created by the passage of Ballot Measure 11 in 1994. Senate Bill 401 would convert mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes — except for murder — to presumptive sentences. This means judges would have discretion over sentencing with some guidance written…
 
Last year, Oregon faced a destructive and disastrous fire season. And this year, the fire rate in Oregon has already surpassed normal. That’s why Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett says homeowners need to put in the work to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. And, he says, residents should be less complacent and more proact…
 
Things just seem to be coming onto Kelly and Steve’s property to die. Coupled with Chaos can be reached as listed below: Email: Coupledwithchaos@gmail.com Web site: https://coupledwithchaos.wordpress.com/ Facebook: @Coupledwithchaos Instagram: @Coupledwithchaos Twitter: @CoupledwChaos Follow their adventures both here and on their other podcast – 9…
 
Mark: “The Cadillac of sausage meat.” Keith: “Well, it would be the Mercedes Benz of sausage meat.” The episode drops as grilling season in Minnesconsin/Wiscosota is about to begin. (It will also make many of you grateful for springtime since it was recorded it back in January.) As for brat-mendations, Mark recommends Yker Acres bratwurst out of Ca…
 
We listen back to a conversation with Mitchell Jackson about his book, “Survival Math.” The book is by and about a man trying hard to make sense of where he came from and how that place formed him. Most simply, it’s a memoir about his life growing up in Northeast Portland among pimps and drug dealers, about how he survived, and eventually thrived, …
 
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof grew up in rural Yamhill County. Years later, he found that about a quarter of the children who rode the school bus with him had later died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide or accidents. We talk with Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn about the lives of poor, rural Americans in their new book, “Tig…
 
Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is paused while regulators investigate rare blood clots found in six women between the ages of 18 and 48. The pause has affected vaccination efforts for some Oregon health providers and county officials. Kim Toevs is the communicable disease director for Multnomah County. Sarah Poe, is the director for the Malhe…
 
The city of John Day in Grant County is deciding what to do with its police department. The police chief is retiring later this year, and the city’s budget shortfall has left the town with two options: keep the department by pursuing a levy or combine forces with the sheriff’s department. We talk with John Day Mayor Ron Lundbom and City Manager Nic…
 
Klamath county commissioners were recently awarded a major grant to help provide for its estimated 259 residents experiencing homelessness. The money was allocated by Oregon lawmakers last fall, and the grant is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation. Klamath county commissioners closed a deal last week to buy a property with a motel and R…
 
As Kelly and Steve venture out again, the action picks up and it is established that Mrs. Butterworth’s sugar free syrup is better than Cary’s…which is little pouring brown water on your pancakes. Coupled with Chaos can be reached as listed below: Email: Coupledwithchaos@gmail.com Web site: https://coupledwithchaos.wordpress.com/ Facebook: @Coupled…
 
Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently declared a drought emergency in Klamath County saying, “the Klamath Basin faces one of the most difficult water years in recent memory.” This means that there won’t be enough water to sustain farmers who depend on the watershed for irrigation and endangered fish that are particularly important to local tribes. La…
 
Seniors in Klamath County are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but at a slower rate than health workers would like. The county health department has partnered with other community organizations to get the word out to seniors and address whatever barriers they have to get them vaccinated. One of those organizations is the Klamath and Lake Counti…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, including the ways that we use city streets. University of Oregon professors Marc Schlossberg and Rebecca Lewis recently published the book “Rethinking Streets During COVID-19” to look at the ways that the pandemic has changed public use of streets around the world. We talk with Sc…
 
Oregon lawmakers have been battling Secretary of State Shemia Fagan in court over who gets to draw political boundaries based on the latest census data, a process known as redistricting. It might sound arcane, but this process has big implications for the state’s political future, including the possibility of a sixth congressional district. The Ore…
 
Reported acts of racism, violence and hate crimes directed at Asian Americans have increased significantly during the pandemic. But new research shows that Asian Americans are the racial group that is least likely to report hate incidents to authorities. Hoa Nguyen, a candidate David Douglas School Board, recently found a racist note left on her do…
 
State parks will become much more accessible under a new plan from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Doors, parking lots and restrooms account for about half of the existing barriers for people with disabilities. Those should take about five years to fix, but the full plan is expected to take about 25 years. Advocates for people with disa…
 
Here are the latest news and notes from our local real estate market. Selling your Massachusetts home? Get a home value report Buying a Massachusetts home? Click here for full MLS access The real estate market is currently experiencing a boom. Our clients have seen many showings, multiple offers, and increased sale prices—much more than expected. T…
 
One of these days, Steve will sneak on a recording where Kelly is stuffing him in a woodchipper. Coupled with Chaos can be reached as listed below: Email: Coupledwithchaos@gmail.com Web site: https://coupledwithchaos.wordpress.com/ Facebook: @Coupledwithchaos Instagram: @Coupledwithchaos Twitter: @CoupledwChaos Follow their adventures both here and…
 
Reported acts of racism, violence and hate crimes directed at Asian Americans have increased significantly during the pandemic. Last month a white man shot and killed eight people, including six Asian American women in Atlanta, Georgia. After the Atlanta shooting, five Asian American restaurant and food cart owners in Portland gathered together to …
 
A recent survey found that more than two thirds of incarcerated women in Oregon said that past trauma led to their involvement in the criminal justice system. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would require that judges take domestic abuse into account during sentencing if it was a significant contributing factor to a defendant’s criminal…
 
Here’s how things have changed in Pierce County real estate. The latest numbers for the Pierce County real estate market are in, and to put it simply, the metrics are astonishing. We’re in the hottest market I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been in real estate for about 17 years.The median sales price in March was $480,000, which was a 14.6% increase from …
 
It’s time to shine the Brand Ambassador spotlight on Tuckey Companies.It’s time for another exciting Brand Ambassador video. I’m here with Matt and Nathan Tuckey, owners of Tuckey Companies, to highlight the work they’re doing. I can’t recommend them enough. They’ve served a lot of our clients, myself, and my friends and family. They do everything …
 
Here are two things that will tell you whether a brokerage is the right fit.When you’re a new or newer agent, there are a lot of considerations to make before deciding where to practice real estate. There are questions of commission splits, fees, and more to consider. In my experience, there are two things that provide fulfillment in the profession…
 
Art is often associated with mental health. Usually in some dramatic and brutal way. Think of the phrase: suffering for one’s art. But sometimes it’s related in a sense of therapy, coping, self discovery. Today I sit down with Kristofer Schofield to talk about the latter. And perhaps the first one too. We discuss how his struggles with his mental h…
 
Here’s why home prices keep rising in our real estate market these days. Why do home prices continue to increase? While yes, we’re still in a global pandemic, there are a few other factors to consider when asking this question. “More bedrooms mean more opportunities in the market right now.”First, there are currently fewer houses available to purch…
 
Here’s why you should work with a mortgage broker instead of a big bank.Today we’re looking at the major differences between working with a mortgage broker and working with a direct lender or bank. When I say “bank,” I’m referring to banks like Wells Fargo, Chase, etc.The main advantage of working with a broker is that their hands aren’t tied like …
 
Here’s when it's smart for buyers to opt for a zero-down loan.Today we’re talking about when might it be smart to have a zero-down loan. In this hot market, our strong loan options have become much more limited, taking out essentially anything that’s a zero down payment—or so you would think. One of our buyers had enough money for a 5% down payment…
 
The Lovejoy Surgicenter closed its doors in January, leaving many Portlanders and others seeking abortion services without a place to go. The Lilith Clinic opened last month and aims to fill the gap left by Lovejoy. Oregon is unique in that it does not have state restrictions on abortion, but access remains an issue. Many counties do not have any a…
 
The operating agreement between the city of Eugene and local gas utility Northwest Natural is set to expire in May. But the renegotiations are stalled because the city wants to include a carbon fee program to fund its climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If passed, the contract could be a model for other cities looking to reduce carbo…
 
Gun violence is on the rise in Portland. The city has seen 284 shootings so far this year, which is more than double the number from the same time last year. Lakayana Drury has some ideas to respond to the root causes of gun and gang violence. Drury is the founder and executive director of Word Is Bond, an organization that aims to change the relat…
 
No matter what happens, it always comes back to the dishes. Coupled with Chaos can be reached as listed below: Email: Coupledwithchaos@gmail.com Web site: https://coupledwithchaos.wordpress.com/ Facebook: @Coupledwithchaos Instagram: @Coupledwithchaos Twitter: @CoupledwChaos Follow their adventures both here and on their other podcast – 90 Day Fian…
 
Artwork from more than 100 students is featured in a virtual art show hosted by the Clackamas Education Service District. The art pieces represent students from school districts throughout Clackamas County. The works illustrate the students' feelings and emotions as they navigate the pandemic. Bonnie Kayser is an art educator at Clackamas High Scho…
 
Oregonians opposed to the planned expansion of Interstate 5 in Portland’s Rose Quarter are paying close attention to the Biden Administration’s response to a controversial highway expansion in Texas. Federal officials halted the expansion of Interstate 45 in Houston after receiving letters objecting to the project over concerns that it violates the…
 
The Oregon Department of Corrections has offered a COVID-19 vaccine to every inmate in custody. Nearly 70% of people in prison have given consent to be vaccinated. After months of outbreaks and 42 COVID-related deaths in Oregon prisons, there are currently 9 active COVID cases in state prisons, down from a high of 730. We talk to Colette Peters, di…
 
Here’s the story of how Emily Burton become our Director of Sales.Emily Burton is originally from Indianola, Iowa, where she graduated from Simpson College. She worked as a bartender for many years before she stumbled into the real estate business. She had just received her degree in public relations and was looking for a job. She initially intervi…
 
With inventory as little as it is in our market, it can be frustrating for buyers, and you may be tempted to buy any property you can get your hands on. There’s a better approach to choosing the right property, though, and it starts with these four tips. 1. Write down what you really want in your next home. Make a list of ‘must have’ items and item…
 
At its peak, renting a movie from Blockbuster Video was a common experience for many households. But thousands of Blockbuster locations were slowly whittled down to one on the planet. And it’s in Bend. “The Last Blockbuster,” a documentary about the last location, is streaming on Netflix. Taylor Morden is the director of the film and Zeke Kamm is t…
 
Reported acts of racism, violence and hate crimes directed at members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community have increased significantly during the pandemic. Last month, eight people, including six Asian American women, were shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia. The attacks have had a profound impact on mental health for many in the AAPI …
 
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