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We meet at Oceana Natural Foods Co-op. Maria Sause will turn 77 December 9. Her face reflects five or six iterations of her life’s journey. Read more

The lifeblood of alternative radio is sometimes the celebrity that they create among themselves. And on Monday, Oct. 7, Lincoln County’s KYAQ radio station will welcome one of the biggest stars from the bottom of the dial as David Barsamian visits Newport on his Rise Up and Resist tour. Read more

I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century — from droughts, storms, and floods to degrading water quality. We'll see major conflicts over water and the proliferation of water refugees. We inhabit a water planet, and unless we protect, manage, and restore that resource, the fu… Read more

Without going into potentially embarrassing detail about my mid-20s, I will at least share that I have extreme gratitude for the healing power of surfing. The ocean calms and humbles, and the act of riding a board down the face of a perfectly curling wave can have the effect of a weekend at … Read more

It’s a modest apartment in Newport where I sit with Susan Swift to go over “quite the life” as any listener might say about this feisty, spiritual and articulate, world-traveling woman. Read more

In 2006, I stopped in to the Newport Animal Shelter because I had time to kill and thought it would be nice to “visit” a few dogs. 12 hours and lots of fencing materials later, my husband and I were the proud owners the first dog for us both, a shepherd mix who is still with us. In gratitude… Read more

Even in the vast and mysterious reaches of the sea we are brought back to the fundamental truth that nothing lives to itself. Read more

I fell into conversation with the older gentleman after asking to pet his dog, as I do. We were at the start of a trail race, his first ever and something he’d long wanted to do but was unable to until he was matched with a particular type of companion; a PTSD service dog. Read more

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