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Is There A Doctor In The House: Behind The Scenes

I’ll never forget the trip we took in 2005 with the Cascade Medical Team to Guatemala. I got really sick a few days into the trip and one of the doctors (nice to get sick with doctors around) said: “ I can give you something that will stop that (You can guess what “That” was)…

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New Coffee, Get Air and Back to the Future, Eugene Style.

  I’ve got a great new coffee to tell you about. It’s local, Cannon Beach and it’s actually been roasted in Cannon Beach for nearly 30 years. But now you can get “Sleepy Monk Coffee” right here in Eugene. Don Oakerson is the connection and watch video to find out how we got connected to…

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Sunriver, The Old KEZI Gang, and You: This week on Rick Dancer TV

One of the special productions we used to produce at KEZI TV was a feature called Our Town. We’d send reporters like Al Peterson, Erin Bruce and myself into a community, put together reports and education and entertain our viewers. I loved doing these reports and towards the end they turned into something we called…

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Behind The Scenes: 1968, What Were You Doing?

  1968 was a tough year in this country and right here in Eugene, Oregon too. A few years ago (1993) staff at KEZI went back into the archives to find pictures to help tell the story of that amazing year. Staff spoke with local leaders, wove it together into a series called “Remember When.”…

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Behind The Scenes: Rural Oregon Attracts New Folks

I had no idea all rural Oregon had to offer until we produced this video for the Tri County Chamber of Commerce. Tri-County takes in Monroe, Junction City and Harrisburg. All three towns are gearing up for an influx of new folks thanks to the new state mental hospital being built on the outskirts of…

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Behind The Scenes: Thankful For “The Stories”

It might sound a little corny but who cares. This time of year I like to sit back and think about what I’m thankful for. At the top of my list are always God and my family. But as I continue to write stories about people like you surface on the paper. (Computer screen) My…

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Behind The Scenes: Such a Huge Response

I know it’s hard for some of your to believe but even I feel invisible at times. I know some of you are thinking: “How could a guy who had his face in everyone’s living room for 25 years, feel invisible?” People recognize me but don’t necessarily know me. People, my critics, think they know…

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Behind The Scenes: A Golden Opportunity

I don’t know why I like Ghost Towns so much but I think because part of me would like to live in seclusion away from everyone. I’d be a terrible hermit but getting away for two, three or even four weeks to a remote spot like you are about to see, would be a dream…

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Back Roads in Oregon: Rick Dancer TV August 31st

  Escape is not something we get to do very often or at least not often enough. We all need a chance to unplug from our surroundings to remind ourselves what it means to be alive. I’m sitting at the kitchen table in a beach cabin my parents bought when I was 10 years old.…

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