Family portrait of Beast, Amanda, Jade and Gary with their dogs. Amanda Giese is the star of the new Animal Planet docu-show, "Amanda to the Rescue."

Family portrait of Beast, Amanda, Jade and Gary with their dogs. Amanda Giese is the star of the new Animal Planet docu-show, “Amanda to the Rescue.”

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  • After 37 years working with Disability Rights Oregon, Bob Joondeph is stepping down from his role as its executive director. Under his leadership, the advocacy organization has worked to change laws and policies that affect how schools, businesses and state agencies include people with disabilities and mental illness. We’ll hear from Joondeph about his nearly four decades at Disability Rights Oregon and what’s on the horizon for the organization.
  • Amanda Giese joins us in studio to talk about her work and new show, “Amanda to the Rescue,” which premiered Sunday on Animal Planet. Giese began rescuing animals more than a decade ago, and founded Panda Paws Rescue in Washougal, Washington to help some of the most medically challenged animals find their forever homes.

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