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.
Melanie talks about the Ghosts of Salem with celebrated historian John Ritter. This is Melanie’s last regular show of Melanie In the Morning while she moves on to more behind the scenes work at KMUZ 88.5fm. Thank you Melanie for a fantastic show!
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.
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.
Melanie in the Morning 9/17/2013. Melanie interviews James Isaac (Ike) Nail about the Salem Pops Orchestra, and a bevy of guests to talk about the Independence Hops Festival, including Mayor John McCardle, Ron Killen and farmer Don Cobine.
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.