Rachael McDonald


Around the Nation
5:28 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Walking Through Tor House, Sharing Jeffers' Poems

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 12:06 pm



The late poet Robinson Jeffers built Tor House in Carmel, California in the early 20th century. The house sits on a cliff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

As part of our summer Nickel Tour series, Rachael McDonald of member station KLCC introduces us to another poet, who gives tours of Tor House.

RACHEL MCDONALD, BYLINE: Elliot Ruchowitz Roberts grew up on the East Coast, and didn't hear about Robinson Jeffers until about the time the poet died. Ruchowitz Roberts was teaching in the Midwest.

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Health Care
6:41 am
Mon June 11, 2012

For Uninsured In Ore., A Flat Fee For Health Care

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 11:11 am



In the U.S., as we all know, getting basic health care can be financially out of reach for many people who don't have insurance. Some doctors are trying to fill that need by charging patients a flat monthly fee for medical care.

From Oregon, we have story about one of those medical clinics where the doctor is effectively on retainer. Rachael McDonald of member station KLCC reports.

RACHAEL MCDONALD, BYLINE: Steven Kennedy sits in an exam room with Dr. Steven Butdorf. He's getting a physical.

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