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Get Real With Rick Dancer

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I'm a former Television News Anchor and Reporter and once ran to be Oregon's Secretary of State. Now, I'm an organic storyteller and Pacific Northwest Traveler who is unedited, unfiltered and real.

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Chaos is Not a Bad thing

June 23, 2021 13:44 - 51 minutes - 47.8 MB

In the beginning God create form out of chaos. If you believe the big bang theory it's similar...Chaos to something of form. A friend said to me the other day perhaps the worlds chaos actually has a purpose. 

What's New In Eugene in Terms of Restaurants?

June 22, 2021 19:23 - 26 minutes - 24.7 MB

Forrester's Bar & Grill is a cool new spot on the west end of town that's getting rave reviews. Find out more about the food but the story behind the story is what is really interesting.  Click Here for Video

My Fight With Cancer: Looking back at one man's survival story

June 17, 2021 13:39 - 45 minutes - 42.4 MB

In 2010 my life forever changed when a doctor told me I had cancer. Recently a lot of guys have been asking me to tell my story. Here is the raw uncut truth about what happened and how I continue to survive each day. 

Springfield Burglaries Anger Neighbors & Douglas County Commissioner Asks Governor Why We Pay People Not to Work?

June 16, 2021 18:50 - 36 minutes - 34 MB

Several businesses were broken into the other day and in some, stuff was stolen, here's how you can help.  A Douglas County Commissioner has some questions for the governor like why are we paying Oregonians not to go back to work when so many businesses desperately need employees?  Click Here for Video

Save The Store...Mohawk General Store Needs Help.

June 15, 2021 18:41 - 24 minutes - 22.3 MB

The Mohawk General store is more than a landmark it's a gathering place and a convenience store well used by neighbors far and wide. But the owners say the building needs a bunch of work done on it and they are looking to the publics help.  Click here for video

Critical Race Theory....Let's talk about it

June 11, 2021 00:55 - 42 minutes - 39.6 MB

An assignment in Springfield Oregon gave students the chance to watch a video on Critical Race Theory and comment....but the video also surprised some parents and they want answers. In this podcast we bring you conflicting views. One from a parent who is black and who's wife is white. The other from a black activist in the area.  Watch Video

Oregonians being asked to look long and hard at a petition called IP 13......Please listen.

June 10, 2021 00:49 - 33 minutes - 31.4 MB

To read the headline makes this proposed ballot measure sound like a good thing, but when you start digging in the weeds you will discover it impacts hunters, cattle producers, chickens, fishing, dairies and even the breeding of your animals. This video will explain what Initiative petition 13 is trying to do and help you take action to stop it.  Click here for video

Leaven No Trace: Much More Than Trash Clean up

June 09, 2021 00:54 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

The man you are about to meet know in his soul that trash and garbage are destroying this earth we live on. Leaven No Trace is a group he created and what he does is as interesting as why he does it. This is not just a story about trash clean up it's about finding something you are passionate about and sticking with it even when those around you think you are crazy. Click here for video

We've Lost Our Comedic Edge but this guys is bringing it back "Warning, may offend you"

June 08, 2021 00:46 - 36 minutes - 34 MB

What happened to all the comics in the world during the cancel culture movement we are experiencing? While the big names apologize and bow some, like the man you are about to meet continues to  push the limits in the name of finding answers. Video click here

Small Towns In Oregon Declare Time For Change

June 05, 2021 00:54 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Lots to tell you about on a Friday night. Baker City Started a move and now other rural towns follow with modified state of emergency declarations over covid response. A local brewery is fed up with Oregon's unemployment situation and he's speaking out plus Relay for Life is coming soon.....Priority One Heating & Air Conditioning has a fundraiser tomorrow. Click Here to Watch Video

Fentanyl is killing our kids.....

June 04, 2021 00:49 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

Two local moms are out to warn you that your kids are in danger. Both their girls thought they were taking a mild drug but ended up with a pill laced with Fentanyl.  There is something you can do but you need to watch this video to learn more.  Click Here to see video

Fentynal is killing our kids.....

June 04, 2021 00:49 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

Two local moms are out to warn you that your kids are in danger. Both their girls thought they were taking a mild drug but ended up with a pill laced with Fentynal.  There is something you can do but you need to watch this video to learn more.  Click Here to see video

Honor, Shame and Racism.....A conversation with a Sage.

June 03, 2021 00:44 - 36 minutes - 33.7 MB

The man you are about to meet calls himself a professional gopher but to the University of Oregon where he still works he is so much more. I met Herb Yamanaka recently while working on a video project. We talked about honor, shame, his Japanese Culture and racism against Asians.  He agreed to share his wisdom with us tonight. Click Here for video

The Lost Boy: 32 years after Oregon's Largest Search and Rescue Effort

June 02, 2021 00:40 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

Anyone who lived in the Northwest in the late 80's remembers the case of Nathan Madsen. The 9 year old was lost in the wilderness and thousands of strangers converged on the rangeland near Chemult Oregon to help the family find him. Joining us tonight, Jerry and Sarah Madsen. Click here for video

Local Scouts Honor Lane County Veterans

May 27, 2021 21:37 - 18 minutes - 17 MB

Local scouts and others from the military gathered at cemeteries all over Lane County to place flags on each grave of a war veteran. The Boy Scouts help every year but why? We followed a few today to find out. Click Here to Watch Video

Old Time Timber Company Diversifies into the Brewery Business

May 27, 2021 18:02 - 29 minutes - 27.1 MB

The owners of an old lumber mill near Monroe Oregon are stepping it up. They used that mill to build a new restaurant/brewery in downtown Monroe and it's proven to be quite the hit. We talk with the owners about the history, the beer and the dream. Click here to see the place.

Oregon Ghost Towns Chitwood, Oregon and Idiotville, Oregon

May 26, 2021 19:44 - 20 minutes - 18.9 MB

We love to visit old forgotten ghost towns around Oregon. When I was a reporter I did dozens of stories on these place. So we're bringing some of them back thanks to Elements Health Clubs Lane County.   Click Here for video

Salem wants to tax our PPP loans, give our more unemployment and talk of a covid passport.

May 26, 2021 01:02 - 44 minutes - 41.2 MB

There is a lot going on right now and we're gonna fill you in a few issues in Salem that have us scratching our heads. Climb aboard but I don't think all of you are going to like this. Click here for video

Crime In Eugene Is Out of Hand

May 25, 2021 18:50 - 26 minutes - 24.7 MB

A local businesswoman was attacked by a transient and she says its time the city council pay attention and do something. She's not alone, thousands chimed in after we aired this story. This is not against anyone it is a call for a return to following the law. Click Here for Video

The Thurston High School Shooting: Why We Remember

May 21, 2021 20:57 - 41 minutes - 38.2 MB

If you forget history you have a tendency to repeat it. No one wants to go back and repeat this tragic school shooting. So, what do we learn from such a horrible event? How does it relate to what we are going through today? Can we come together? To watch video click here.

The COVID Death No One Talks About

May 21, 2021 00:50 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

The woman you are about to meet lost her son to COVID. Not the virus but the cultural reaction to the virus. He was having a tough time, got better, was doing well, but he couldn't take the despair of the lockdown. This is his story.  Click here to watch video

The Mental Health Crisis, Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

May 20, 2021 00:44 - 32 minutes - 30.5 MB

Mental health is a big issue in our country but also right here in our backyard. The streets are filling up with unhoused folks, many who struggle with addiction and mental health issues. This month is National Brain Month so it's only natural we'd have New Leaf Hyperbaric's and Wellness Center as our sponsor. Click here for video

Governor Brown You Push Too Hard

May 19, 2021 20:44 - 29 minutes - 27.7 MB

Small businesses in Oregon are once again burdened by the governors latest set of rules aimed and "encouraging" Oregonians to get their COVID shot. Perhaps it's time the governor find someone else to do her dirty work because small businesses are done. 

The Power of Courage To Give Us A Voice

May 18, 2021 00:40 - 28 minutes - 26.6 MB

The man you are about to meet could say just a couple of words at age six but through massive amounts of courage and love and acceptance, George Beverly not only found his voice he found his life.  To watch the video click.

Are We Human or Are We Dancer?

May 17, 2021 20:30 - 37 minutes - 34.5 MB

Someone posed this question from the Killers song which caused me to do a little research on the topic. Plus we talk about recovery and why one former Oregonian says he won't be coming back to the Willamette Valley because it's too easy for people to get addicted in this community. Click here for video

Barter: Not What You Think

May 15, 2021 00:45 - 31 minutes - 29.4 MB

Barter is becoming big around the country especially after the last year of covid. We talk with an expert about how it works. Click Here For Video

Writing Your Story: Bob Welch

May 14, 2021 01:16 - 48 minutes - 45 MB

Bob Welch is one of the best storytellers I know. He explains to us what you need to really dig and figure out who you are.  Get ready for the adventure.  Click Here for Video

Oregon Leadership Inconsistencies Confuse Constituents

May 13, 2021 20:00 - 18 minutes - 17.6 MB

I think Oregonians are confused. Our governor keeps changing the goalpost in the middle of the game leaving many wondering is there really a standard. Also, as we speak of inconsistencies, Eugene City Council appears to call out cowardliness when it happens to some of their own but where were they when small businesses needed them? Click here for video

Prineville Girl Ends Up In Emergency Room Over A Mask

May 12, 2021 22:36 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

A track athlete from Prineville, Oregon ended up in the emergency room last night after passing out wearing a mask at practice. The mom is not happy and ready to fight this mandate.  Click Here to Watch Interview

Governor of Oregon Changes Her Mind and Lakeview is Excited

May 11, 2021 21:10 - 24 minutes - 23 MB

Lakeview Oregon did it's homework, put together a presentation and then worked real hard to bend the governors ear.....and it worked. Today she took Warner Creek Correctional Institution off her chopping blocks.  

I'm Positive This Works

May 10, 2021 22:18 - 37 minutes - 34.8 MB

We hear so much about what we need to do to prevent covid but we don't hear a lot about some of the things we should do to also help prevent all sorts of other diseases. Let's talk about that for a change. 

Skyrocketing Housing Prices in Eugene, Oregon...>Why? Listen

May 07, 2021 00:47 - 37 minutes - 34.3 MB

There are many reasons but lets tackle one of the more controversial, the Urban Growth Boundary

Stan Pulliam Explores Run For Governor and talks about lawsuit against current governor.

May 06, 2021 19:19 - 34 minutes - 32.4 MB

There's a lot going on in oregon and the man you are about to meet is exploring a run for governor in our state. He also talks about a lawsuit against our current governor over covid, filed earlier this week. If you'd like to watch the video click here.

Women's Football is no softball program

May 06, 2021 17:38 - 12 minutes - 11.1 MB

It's the real deal, football for women and 26 have joined the team. You can do. Why? Listen and find out. 

OSHA Permanent Covid Rules, Unpacked.

May 05, 2021 19:56 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

What it the world is OSHA doing? They have a hearing scheduled today on the agencies permanent covid rules but made them permanent yesterday? How is that due process?  We found a local expert to unpack what this means. Click Here for Video

Kids Need A Summer Break: The Scouts Has a plan

May 05, 2021 18:00 - 25 minutes - 24 MB

Kids are tired of the lockdown, just like their parents, so what can they do this Summer? The Boy Scouts of America has lots of opportunities for boys and girls. 

People are darn Frustrated with Lockdowns and would like to see the numbers

May 04, 2021 21:07 - 39 minutes - 36.3 MB

It seems a lot of sketchy things are going on behind the scenes of Oregon's reaction to Covid. Even some congressional folks from Oregon, on the D' side of the isle express concern. Let's talk about it.

Bike Rules and Rural Oregon Speaks out about Extreme Risk From the Governor.

May 04, 2021 00:51 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

What is and is not proper rules when riding a bike around town or on the open road, we get some help from an expert. Plus, Oregon just put out a new grant to help restaurants survive the governors Extreme Risk Rating for 15 counties, but some are finding that plan no help at all. We go to Richland Oregon for that story. To see the video click here.

Family Of Missing Man Suspect Foul Play

May 01, 2021 14:31 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

A year ago this week a 25 year old man disappeared and his two daughters and his siblings suspect foul play. They haven't had a lot of information from authorities so they reached to us and we are reaching out to you. To see video and pictures of Chase and his car click here

What Happened to Follow The Science Governor?

April 30, 2021 23:14 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

Here we are back in the extreme lockdown situation and gym and restaurant owners are left carrying most of the burden. If there were proof cases are spiking out of control and people were contracting COVID from these places, you might find more people backing the governors decision. But that fact is, the facts don't add up. Click here for video interview

Extreme Frustration Over Extreme Risk Declaration

April 30, 2021 00:45 - 29 minutes - 26.9 MB

Restaurants and gyms are pretty frustrated that they are being hit the hardest by the governors new restrictions and there's nothing to suggest people are transmitting covid from their businesses. Also, local leaders around the state question the governors matrix and are asking for a halt, a pause and a reexamination of what is going on here.  Click here to watch video

Is The Lockdown Tide Turning?

April 29, 2021 19:08 - 26 minutes - 24.7 MB

Businesses in Oregon are done. They can't keep opening and closing and expect to survive. A move is underway to put some pressure on the governor to be open about the expectations and stop changing the metrics.   View Video Here

Concealed Permits/Catching Up On Cottage Grove/ COVID Closure Frustration.

April 29, 2021 00:46 - 31 minutes - 29.3 MB

We talk about gun permits, covid frustrations in Cottage Grove and other things that will excite you. 

How Do We Get Involved in Political Change?

April 28, 2021 21:18 - 25 minutes - 24.1 MB

More people are starting to think about politics after the last year we've spent living in a mess. It's a good thing but if you are young or have never done anything like this where do you begin?

The Insiders view of What's going on in Salem. Warning, this is raw

April 28, 2021 01:18 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

It's not often a sitting state senator in Oregon will be upfront, honest and to the point so much that it hurts. But that's what this conversation is about. WTH is happening in Salem in terms of budget, COVID, Control and everything else? Get ready for an earful.  To See Video Click Here

Covering Up Physical Scars while Opening Up To Mental Ones

April 27, 2021 17:59 - 39 minutes - 36.2 MB

A local tattoo shop specializes in covering up scars for folks who've attempted to take their lives by suicide. And then there are folks who work with people to help them uncover the mental scars. This is a great interview that everyone should hear. 

Remembering A Fallen Hero Chris Kilcullen

April 22, 2021 00:53 - 28 minutes - 26.8 MB

On April 22, 2011 Eugene Police Office Chris Kilcullen was shot to death doing his job. Tomorrow the community will remember him. Tonight we speak with his father about Chris, police, the attitude some have about police and much more.  To watch interview click here

Got To Let Off Some Steam on KPNW Today

April 21, 2021 19:57 - 9 minutes - 9 MB

Once a month we do an interview with KPNW to share what's going on in the world of Get Real with Rick Dancer.  Take a listen if you dare. 

Dead And Dying Timber, The Clock Is Ticking

April 21, 2021 19:19 - 5 minutes - 5.29 MB

What Oregon chooses to do with thousands of acres of dead and dying tree's left by the devastation of fire from Labor Day is a conversation we need to have now. There's a lot to consider. It's not just about feelings. This is about our kids, future homes, future communities and the very air we breathe. To watch the  video click here.

What is living on the Spectrum?

April 21, 2021 01:20 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

We hear a lot about people on the spectrum but what does that really mean. The woman you are about to meet puts this in terms that only someone who lives there can understand. If you have someone in your life who lives with Autism, you should watch this interview.  To watch the interview click here.