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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: What's next?

April 24th, 2020


The Coronavirus situation in Oregon continues to improve. What are the next steps? What can we expect in the coming months? Will there be a second wave?

Dr. Bud Peirce breaks it down on this episode of Oregon Crossroads.

The Biology of Coronavirus

April 17th, 2020


Dr. Bud Pierce breaks down the biology of the Coronavirus and gives an update on how we are doing in Oregon.

We have existed with viruses and …

April 10 Coronavirus Update - Oregon is in good shape

April 10th, 2020


All things considered, Oregon is in good shape when it comes to the number of infections and numbers of deaths compared to many parts of the nation.

Social distancing measures and stay at home orders seem to be working.

Ep. 12 - Issues facing Salem with Reid Sund (City Council Candidate)

April 9th, 2020


Reid Sund is running to be Ward 7's representative on the city council.  

I got to sit down with him and talk about how his position as the Finance Director at Salem Health influenced his thinking about our community's …

Ep. 11 - The Death Penalty with Steve Doell

April 8th, 2020


This morning, news broke that Oregon is considering releasing some inmates early from prison because of the Coronavirus.

There will undoubtedly be very strong opinions on both sides, but this discussion reminds me when …

Coronavirus - Where are we in Oregon?

April 3rd, 2020


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.

Coronavirus Update: Quarantine Edition

March 27th, 2020


Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update about the coronavirus from home. Featuring dog barks and a background feature from his son Michael.

Coronavirus Update: Reasons for optimism? (March 20)

March 20th, 2020


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. 

Coronavirus Update (March 13, 2020)

March 13th, 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 …

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update

March 8th, 2020


Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update on Coronavirus and why you don't need to panic.

Ep. 10 - Commissioner Kevin Cameron talks utilities, water, and timber lawsuit

January 21st, 2020


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, …

Ep 9 - AJ Klausen and Vagabond Brewing

January 3rd, 2020


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 - …

Ep. 8 - Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce Unpack Recent Developments in Health Care Delivery

December 12th, 2019


Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce talk about Salem Health, choice in health care, and how doctors get paid. 

Ep. 7 - Oregon Medicaid with Dean Andretta

September 23rd, 2019


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 …

Ep.6 - Oregon Manufacturing & Commerce w/Shaun Jillions

March 30th, 2019


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 …

Jodi Hack

February 25th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 3 - Build The Bridge w/Selma Pierce

February 5th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 2 - Cap & Tax w/JL Wilson

January 25th, 2019


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.

Ep. 1 - Oregon Wine Industry w/Jim Bernau

January 15th, 2019


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 …

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