Category Archives: 2014 March

Tom’s Tidbits- Finally… local radio returns to Portland’s airwaves!

Greetings! 488 days… that’s how long we’ve been without, informative, local, actual-over-the-air talk radio in Portland.  3 days… that’s how long until it returns.  In three short days, on March 15, XRAY-FM will bring community-based radio back to the Rose … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s Toon for March

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Response to a bad YELP review- Our older-car policy draws some ire

We’ve had three bad online reviews from people that had never actually used our service!  They were frustrated that we wouldn’t work on their vehicles because we won’t start NEW service relationships with people we don’t know with older vehicles … Continue reading

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Healthcare Bluesfest is back!- The Inner City Blues Fest returns for the third year

For the past two years, the hottest ticket in April has been the Inner City Blues Festival, “Healing the Healthcare Blues”, supporting single payer healthcare in Oregon and beyond.  The Melody Ballroom has rocked late into the night to the … Continue reading

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Your X-RAYs Are Ready- A look backstage as the curtain rises on XRAY.FM

IT’S HERE!  IT’S HERE!  IT’S HERE!  Ring the bells and pop the corks, XRAY-FM is finally here!  Carl Wolfson’s “Carl In The Morning” podcast has bravely carried the flag so shamefully dropped by KPOJ, but Portland has languished without accessible, … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Grilled Cheese with Spinach

This simple addition puts an interesting spin to a standby favorite.  Feel free to play with other vegetables like onions, peppers, summer squash and zucchini.   You might need to use a fork and knife to eat it, if the vegetables … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- March happenin’s at the shop

Your reviews and referrals matter We are constantly grateful for the supportive and loyal clients we have developed over the years.  Your comments and appreciation keep us on the right road to providing the superior automotive service you deserve.  Your … Continue reading

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Health Notes- 7 “unhealthy” foods that aren’t

Last month, we passed on a list of 7 Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Emerged Only After Big Pharma Made Its Money.  This month, to keep a Healthy balance, we want to pass on the other side of the coin… 7 … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Movin’ smooth… come on down!

For the fans of our Sellwood Bridge Update, there’s just not too much to tell you.  The bridge is still safe, open, and traffic is flowing freely.  There are occasional brief delays from the flaggers, but if you’re relaxed in … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Dog Whistle Politics” by Ian Haney-Lopez

Dog Whistle Politics:  How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class  by Ian Haney-Lopez Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving “welfare queens” and “strapping young bucks” buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. … Continue reading

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