Supper Club: The Future of OSU-Cascades

Classes are wrapping up for the first full school year at the new OSU-Cascades campus, so for this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with three faculty and staff members at the university to look back at the school’s first year and the future of Osu-Cascades in Bend.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and the Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Supper Club: TEDxBend

TEDxBend 2017 is this weekend at Bend Senior High School, featuring speakers and performers from all over the world, talking about technology, entertainment and design.

For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with Elise Jones of Astir Agency, and speakers for the event, Shannon Keith and Frank Patka, to find out what the TEDx experience is all about.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Deschutes County Special Election

Seven candidates are running for four seats on the Bend-La Pine School Board in the May election. We invited the three candidates for the Zone 7 At-Large seat to join us for this week’s Supper Club.

All three are very passionate about why they are running, what they see as problems that need to be addressed, the school bond, and looking ahead to the future as we are expecting 35,000 more people to our area in the next 10 years.

Supper Club is sponsored by Great American Furniture Warehouse and the Pine Tavern Restaurant.

Supper Club: Supporting the Arts

The proposed federal budget from President Trump would eliminate funding agencies like The National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities. That’s reigniting a debate over what the government’s role should be when it comes to supporting arts.

Three members of the local arts and culture community, Ray Solley of the The Tower Theatre, Kelly Cannon-Miller of the Deschutes Historical Museum, and Artist Lisa Marie Sipe, joined Diane Dean to talk about that for this week’s Supper Club.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Future of Housing in Central Oregon

Home prices have reached their prerecession levels in Bend and they’re increasing across Central Oregon. For longtime residents it might feel a little like déjà vu and the way things were right before the crash.

For this week’s edition of Supper Club we talk with real estate experts Brian Fratzke of Fratzke Commercial and Kim Gammond of COAR, and Jon Skidmore, assistant city manager of the City of Bend about the future of housing and whether we could be heading for another bubble.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Stablilizing the State Budget

The focus of Tuesday night’s Bend Chamber What’s Brewing event at the Deschutes Brewery Public House was “Will the state budget ever stabilize?” For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with two of the panelists from the event, both of them former state senators, to talk about the ongoing state budget battle.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Rental Housing Market

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

State representatives just passed a new tenant protection bill that would lift the ban on rent control and provide more protections from no-cause evictions. For this week’s Supper Club, we sat down with three members of the local housing industry to talk about the impact that the new law could have on the rental housing market in Central Oregon.

 

Supper Club: The Next Generation of Churchgoers

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

They’re called “none and dones,” a term being used to describe young people who either don’t have a religious affiliation or have decided they’re not going to go to church anymore. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with three local religious leaders to get their take on this trend among the next generation of potential churchgoers.

Supper Club: Religion and Politics

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

From the question of whether to provide shelter for immigrants to weighing in on President Trump’s travel ban, church leaders across the country are being thrust more into the political arena. For this week’s edition of Supper Club, pastors from three local churches sat down with Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel to talk about the church’s role in the stories making national headlines.