This week’s episode of Clark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, catches up with state Sen. Lynda Wilson and looks at the changing face of Agriculture in Clark County.
During the Olympia update, state reporter Lauren Dake talks with Wilson, R-Vancouver, about a measure making its way through the state Legislature to revive talks about replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. The measure, if passed, would prioritize replacing the I-5 Bridge before adding new crossings and create an Oregon-Washington legislative task force and a bridge authority to examine all the crossings across the Columbia River.
Even though the majority of the Southwest Washington delegation supports the measure, Wilson has been the most criticized legislator for offering her support.
Hosts Dameon Pesanti and Katie Gillespie talk with reporter Jake Thomas about his upcoming story on the state of Clark County agriculture. The discussion features clips of Thomas’ conversation with Warren Neth, the executive director of Slow Food Southwest Washington, about Clark County’s agrarian past and its uncertain future.
Here are some events discussed in the podcast:
• Cadillacs for Everyone St. Paddy’s Day Bash, 9 p.m. Friday, Billy Blues Bar and Grill, 7115 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver; $5 cover charge, for 21 and older. 360-694-3114 or www.billybluesbarandgrill.com, www.facebook.com/billybluesbarandgrill
• St. Patrick’s Day, 10 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Shanahan’s Pub, 209 W. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver; no cover, for 21 and older. www.shanahanspubvancouver.com
• St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 109 W. 15th St., Vancouver; no cover charge. 360-695-3686 or www.vancouverbrickhouse.com
• St. Paddy’s Celebration with Tom May and Donny Wright, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Moulton Falls Winery, 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., Yacolt; $3 cover charge. 360-686-4070 or www.moultonfallswinery.com
• Serial: Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, 8 p.m. Friday, “Serial.” Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $29.50 to $49.50. 800-273-1530 or www.portland5.com
• “Catch Me If You Can,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 24; 1 and 7 p.m. March 25. Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver; $12.50, $8.50 for seniors, $6.50 for students. www.greateventseats.com/PrairieHS
• “Cinderella,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 24 to 25; 2 p.m. Saturday and March 25. Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St., Camas; $10, $7 for students and seniors. 360-833-5750 or http://chs.camas.wednet.edu
• St. Patrick’s Day Music and Movie, 7 p.m. Friday, Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver; $10. 360-816-0352 or www.kigginstheatre.net/movies/the-quiet-man
• St. Paddy’s Weekend Party with Butterfly Breakdown, Vancouver Fire Fighters Bagpipe Band, 6:45 p.m. Saturday (check for other times), Northwood Public House and Brewery, 1401 S.E. Rasmussen Blvd., Battle Ground; free. 360-723-0937 or www.northwoodpublichouse.com
• Vancouver Spring Brewfest, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Esther Short Park, Vancouver; $22 for drinking package, $7 for entry only, for 21 and older. http://vancouverbrewfest.com
• Vancouver Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29. Sixth and Esther streets, downtown Vancouver; 360-737-8298 or www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com