Melanie in the Morning Feb 4 2014 – Naseem Rakah

My guest is Naseem Rakha, author of the Crying Tree and activist working to end capital punishment in Oregon. We will talk about her experience as a journalist during one of Oregon’s execution. Find out how that experience changed her life and why now she wants to share the experience families go through when a loved one is incarcerated.

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October 1, 2013 with Don Stransky

Melanie in the Morning 10/01/2013 – Would YOU pay $10,000 for a comic book? People do! Find out about the history of comic books and what makes them valuable today. Join Melanie as she talks with Don Stransky, owner of NW Comics Gallery in Salem to talk about the history, value and significance of comics in our culture.

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October 8, 2013 with Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston, poet and story teller, gave her mother a tape recorder and asked her to share something about her life … something Marilyn’s daughters could remember about their grandmother. Marilyn was surprised to hear her mother’s story about joining the U.S. Coast Guard as a SPAR during WWII.

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8/27/2013 Kelly Owen and Josh Martinson

Melanie interviews Kelly Owen, a trauma nurse who sees the sad results of poor judgment and is addressing it through hard-hitting education programs. Also with me today is Josh Martinson, the teen who survived his traumatic experience hill hopping.

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