Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Brewing Industry

Central Oregon has become a hub of the craft brewing industry since Deschutes Brewery made its debut in 1988. Today, there are dozens of newcomers on the scene.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with the founders of three new craft breweries in Central Oregon, Kobold Brewing, Monkless Belgian Ales and Bridge 99 Brewing, to see what they are hoping to do to carve out their own niche in this crowded world of craft beers.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Future of La Pine

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna Britt sat down with the mayor of La Pine, Dennis Scott, La Pine’s city manager, Corey Misley, and the La Pine-Sunriver EDCO director, Ryan Culp, to talk about Oregon’s newest city and its optimistic future.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Supper Club: Housing Challenges Remain for Renters

Hundreds of new apartments have opened up in Bend in the last few months, and hundreds more are on the way. For renters, it’s still a tight market to try to find a place to live. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend city councilor Nathan Boddie, Bend city staffer on affordable housing Jim Long, and Hasson property manager Melody Luelling, to talk about what’s being done to address the problem.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Media Trust Gap

Around the time of the election last year, a Gallup Poll came out that showed Americans’ trust in the mass media had sunk to a new low, with only 32% of respondents saying they had “a great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the media.

For this week’s Supper Club, we sat down with two journalists, a longtime producer with NBC News and the current editor of the Source Weekly to talk about that growing “trust gap.”

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Supper Club: Bend High Schools Move to 6A League

Big changes are in store for Bend high schools after a decision from the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) changed the schools’ league and competition level beginning next year.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with three local reporters who cover high school sports to look at the impact of this week’s OSAA decision. Thanks to Grant, Joshua and Mike for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Bend Rising

A panel of experts and millennials discussed the future of Bend at Bend Chamber’s What’s Brewing event called “Bend Rising: Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna got a chance to sit down with some of those panelists for a sneak peek at what Bend might look like in 30 years.

Thanks to Bud, John and Katy for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Bend Venture Conference

The Bend Venture Conference has become the second-largest Angel Conference in the country, and it’s just a couple of weeks away.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with the founders of two start-ups, BladeRunner Energy and Tribe Pilot, who are competing for funds, and  Pam Stevenson, who works with the entrepreneurs to help them perfect their pitches that could be worth millions of dollars.

Supper Club: Equifax Data Breach

The fallout from the massive security breach at the credit reporting service, Equifax, has reached the boardroom tonight after the company’s CEO abruptly retired in the wake of more revelations surrounding the hacking of more than 143 million Americans personal information.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with two local cybersecurity experts for their take on the Equifax hack and why your personal data is more vulnerable than ever before.

Thanks to Kerri and Lewis for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Supper Club: Future of Prineville

Prineville is now one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, so for this week’s Supper Club, we asked community leaders to join us to talk about how the city recovered from the great recession and how they’re dealing with the rapid growth now happening in their region.

Thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Fire Management Policies

Wildfires have been top of mind across Oregon this summer. Although the Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge was caused by fireworks, the majority are started by lightning and a bigger issue being debated among experts is whether there should be a wholesale change in our fire management policies. That’s the subject of this week’s Supper Club segment.

Thanks to Nicole, Deana and Chris for joining us and a special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.