Clark Talks discusses bridges, pipeline, students’ trip to U.N.

Columbian staffers also discuss things to do this weekend and beyond

By Katie Gillespie, Columbian Education Reporter

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In this week’s episode of Clark Talks, Columbian reporters Katie Gillespie and Dameon Pesanti tackle a smorgasbord of subjects ranging from pipelines to bridges.

The show features conversations with Portland journalist Jacqueline Keeler about a Clark College class she recently taught on the Dakota Access pipeline, two Camas High School students visiting the United Nations next month and with news assistant Ashley Swanson from Features about the upcoming weekend’s events.

The pair also introduce a new segment with state politics reporter Lauren Dake, in which Dake interviews local lawmakers about pending legislation that will affect the region. Dake sits down in this episode with Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, about efforts to make an Interstate 5 Bridge replacement a project of statewide significance.

Here are events featured in Swanson’s segment:

• “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” presented by Journey Theater Arts. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 24, plus 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26. Ridgefield High School, 2724 S.E. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $14 to $18, with $10 to $14 for youth and seniors. Tickets are $10 to $14 for all during the Saturday performance. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org

• National Theatre Live: “Amadeus,” not rated, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. Liberty Theatre, 315 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas; $18.50, $15 for students and seniors. 360-859-9555 or www.camasliberty.com

• Storm City Roller Girls versus Northwest Derby Company., 6 p.m. Saturday, doors open at 5 p.m. Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield; $12, free for ages 5 and younger, $6 for parking. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2752708 or http://stormcityrollergirls.com

• “The Art of the Brick,” Saturday through May 29. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland; $19.75, $15 for seniors, $13.50 for ages 3 to 13, includes general museum admission. 800-955-6674 or www.omsi.edu

• OMSI After Dark: Brick Party, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. In honor of “Art of the Brick,” adults can test their engineering skills and Lego knowledge. $15 for admission for those 21 and older, additional $5.75 for exhibit. www.omsi.edu/afterdark

• KidFest and SportFest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive., Portland; $6, $25 for family pass, free for ages 3 and younger. www.kidfestnw.com

Clark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, can be found at Columbian.com on Thursdays. You can find the show on Soundcloud or subscribe for free weekly downloads on iTunes.

Contact Dameon Pesanti and Katie Gillespie about the podcast at podcast@columbian.com.