Oregon Crossroads

Oregon Crossroads

www.oregoncrossroads.com
Public policy and opinion from Dr. Bud Pierce featuring Oregon industry and community leaders.


Coronavirus: What’s next?
Apr 24 • 10 min
The Coronavirus situation in Oregon continues to improve. What are the next steps? What can we expect in the coming months? Will there be a second wave? Dr. Bud Peirce breaks it down on this episode of Oregon Crossroads. Watch on YouTube here:…
The Biology of Coronavirus
Apr 17 • 7 min
Dr. Bud Pierce breaks down the biology of the Coronavirus and gives an update on how we are doing in Oregon. We have existed with viruses and microorganisms for all of human history. There is so much we do not know about viruses in general, but especially…
April 10 Coronavirus Update - Oregon is in good shape
Apr 10 • 7 min
All things considered, Oregon is in good shape when it comes to the number of infections and numbers of deaths compared to many parts of the nation. Social distancing measures and stay at home orders seem to be working. How long will these lockdowns last?…
Ep. 12 - Issues facing Salem with Reid Sund (City Council Candidate)
Apr 9 • 17 min
Reid Sund is running to be Ward 7’s representative on the city council. I got to sit down with him and talk about how his position as the Finance Director at Salem Health influenced his thinking about our community’s response to the Coronavirus, and about…
Ep. 11 - The Death Penalty with Steve Doell
Apr 8 • 35 min
This morning, news broke that Oregon is considering releasing some inmates early from prison because of the Coronavirus. There will undoubtedly be very strong opinions on both sides, but this discussion reminds me when I sat down with Steve Doell, the…
Coronavirus - Where are we in Oregon?
Apr 3 • 10 min
Dr. Bud Pierce talks about new developments in the Coronavirus crisis, including new testing methods, how we are doing in our local area, and what we can expect in the coming weeks.
Coronavirus Update: Quarantine Edition
Mar 27 • 8 min
Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update about the coronavirus from home. Featuring dog barks and a background feature from his son Michael.
Coronavirus Update: Reasons for optimism? (March 20)
Mar 20 • 8 min
Dr. Bud Pierce sits down to talk about recent developments about COVID-19, as of March 20, 2020. We seem to have some reason to be optimistic, but we will know a lot more by April 11.
Coronavirus Update (March 13, 2020)
Mar 13 • 9 min
Another week filled with developments about the Coronavirus. There are some reasons for optimism, but we still need a lot more information. As the story continues to unfold, make sure you are doing all you can to limit the spread of this virus. Wash your…
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update
Mar 7 • 7 min
Dr. Bud Pierce gives an update on Coronavirus and why you don’t need to panic.
Ep. 10 - Commissioner Kevin Cameron talks utilities, water, and timber lawsuit
Jan 21 • 21 min
Before becoming Marion County Commissioner in 2014, Kevin Cameron was the State Representative from House District 19 for more than 9 years. Bud and Commissioner Cameron sit down to talk about power and utilities, including the current Marion County…
Ep 9 - AJ Klausen and Vagabond Brewing
Jan 3 • 17 min
Oregon is at the center of the universe when it comes to craft beer. We come in 7th in the US with most craft breweries per capita. AJ Klausen is a former Marine, and a founder and owner of Vagabond Brewery in Salem - home to some of the best beer in the…
Ep. 8 - Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce Unpack Recent Developments in Health Care Delivery
Dec 12, 2019 • 20 min
Drs. Bud and Selma Peirce talk about Salem Health, choice in health care, and how doctors get paid.
Ep. 7 - Oregon Medicaid with Dean Andretta
Sep 23, 2019 • 23 min
Dean Andretta is the chief financial officer at WVP Health Authority, a health care organization that has provided high-quality care to the Mid-Willamette Valley for many years. Bud and Dean discuss the recent decision by the Oregon Health Authority to…
Ep.6 - Oregon Manufacturing & Commerce w/Shaun Jillions
Mar 29, 2019 • 17 min
Today’s episode of Oregon Crossroads features Shaun Jillions. Shaun is the Executive Director of the Oregon Manufactures and Commerce Association. He joins Bud to discuss the state of Manufacturing in Oregon, the jobs the industry provides, and the future…
Jodi Hack
Feb 24, 2019 • 62 min
Today’s episode features former Oregon State Representative, Jodi Hack. Now Jodi is leading the charge in the legislature for the Home Builders Association. We discuss issues related to affordable housing, technical education and more!
Ep. 3 - Build The Bridge w/Selma Pierce
Feb 5, 2019 • 22 min
Episode 3 of the Oregon Crossroads podcast features a very special guest, Selma Pierce. Selma is a part of a group advocating for a third bridge across the Willamette River in Salem. We discuss the need for new transportation infrastructure and freedom of…
Ep. 2 - Cap & Tax w/JL Wilson
Jan 25, 2019 • 18 min
Today’s episode of Oregon Crossroads features JL Wilson. JL is a public affairs expert and former Executive Director of NFIB/Oregon. He joins Bud for a conversation on balancing carbon reduction and business interests.
Ep. 1 - Oregon Wine Industry w/Jim Bernau
Jan 15, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome to the Oregon Crossroads podcast! Today’s inaugural podcast features Jim Bernau, chair and founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards. We discuss the current state of and challenges facing Oregon’s wine industry today. Visit www.oregoncrossroads.com…