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Every week we gather a few local commentators to talk about some of the stories of the week — from the arts to sports to politics and more. Our guests tell us what they’re thinking about and we ignite the conversation.

The idea is to get a casual, but thoughtful, conversation going about the events and subjects that are being discussed in the cubicles, kitchens, and coffee shops of our region.

This week we’ll be discussing the economic drawbacks of catering to the creative class, folk singer Michelle Shocked’s recent anti-gay comments that led venues (including the Alberta Rose) to cancel her shows, and New York Magazine’s article about feminists choosing to be housewives.

What’s on your mind this week?


  • Courtenay Hameister: Host and head writer of Live Wire!
  • Marty Smith: Willamette Week’s Dr. Know
  • Karol Collymore: Executive Director of the Equity Foundation
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