Clark Talks: Podcast to focus on aiding homeless

Lincoln Place’s first year in spotlight; top businesses discussed

By Dameon Pesanti, Columbian staff writer

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On this week’s episode of Clark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, hosts Dameon Pesanti and Katie Gillespie talk housing the homeless and the county’s favorite businesses.

The show starts with a discussion with Columbian reporter Patty Hastings about her upcoming story on the first year of Lincoln Place, Vancouver’s housing-first facility for the homeless.

Then they speak with the curators of the Best of Clark County to get the story behind the community’s largest survey of its top businesses.

Finally, Pesanti and Gillespie chat with features news coordinator Ashley Swanson to talk about what events are coming up this weekend.

Here’s a list of the events featured:

• Vancouver USA Singers present “Mozart and Mollicone,” 7 p.m. March 11; 3 p.m. March 12. First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver; $17 to $20, free for ages 12 and younger. 360-694-3363 or www.vancouverusasingers.org/mozart-and-mollicone

• “Columbia Dance Presents!” 7 p.m. March 10; 2 and 7 p.m. March 11. Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Royal Durst Theatre, 3101 Main St., Vancouver; $20, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for ages 12 and younger. 360-737-1922 or www.columbiadance.org

• St. Paddy’s for Kids, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11. Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver; free. 360-487-7050 or www.parksfoundation.us

• “Flora and Ulysses,” presented by Oregon Children’s Theater. Through March 26: 2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $18 to $28; $14 to $24 for children. 503-228-9571 or www.octc.org

• Sunday Sessions: “Social Media 101,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 12, Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver; free. 360-694-9519 or www.vintage-books.net

You can find the show on Soundcloud, or subscribe for free weekly downloads on iTunes or Stitcher. Contact Pesanti and Gillespie about the podcast at podcast@columbian.com.