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Award-winning professional journalist Scott Orr hosts a podcast in which he tells stories, and he's got a million of them. Scott suffers from Parkinson's disease, but won't let that stop him. He talks TV news, flying helicopters, ranching sheep and goats, trains, you name it. Subscribe to his podcast and see what you think of his stories.

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Award-winning professional journalist Scott Orr hosts a podcast in which he tells stories, and he's got a million of them. Scott suffers from Parkinson's disease, but won't let that stop him. He talks TV news, flying helicopters, ranching sheep and goats, trains, you name it. Subscribe to his podcast and see what you think of his stories.

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ScottCenter -A Life in News and Beyond

Latest release on Feb 23, 2017

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Rank #1: Visiting "Station 51"

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About Scott's visit to LA County Fire Station 127, which was the fictional Station 51 in the "Emergency!" TV show of the 1970s.

Feb 23 2017

7mins

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Rank #2: Rob Koebel: Finding Redemption

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In this episode, we talk with former TV newsman Rob Koebel. Rob was at the top of his game in 2012, when his ex-wife, now an anchor at CNN, came out with a tell-all book about their marriage, which had ended 12 years earlier. It made Rob look really bad, as it described his abusive alcoholism. Rob went on a three-day drinking binge, ended up in jail, and finally went to rehab. He became an actor and now he's got a new project, telling people's stories. Rob tells us what the experience was like and about his plans for the future.

Feb 08 2017

34mins

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Rank #3: Requiem for a Newsroom

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Once upon a time, there was a scrappy little newsroom in Denver that held its own against the competition but ultimately lost the battle against corporate owners and bad management. Find out whatever happened to News2 for someone who was there.

Jan 31 2017

12mins

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Rank #4: Horsefeathers! (Or, Life as a Roadie)

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For a while, Scott got out of the news business to work as the sound man/roadie for a country band called "Horsefeathers." It was a lot of fun and Scott got in great shape moving all the equipment himself. And then there were the dancing girls ...

Jan 26 2017

12mins

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Rank #5: Profile: David Maurer

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Scott talks with David Maurer, the former CEO of the Prescott, AZ Chamber of Commerce. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a few years back, and he explains how that happened and what his battle is like.

Jan 19 2017

8mins

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Rank #6: Pack goats and lawn-mowing sheep

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Back in the late 1990s, Scott raised goats and sheep in upstate New York. It was an adventure in more ways that you might think. Scott tells the story of the time he owned a farm.

Jan 18 2017

12mins

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Rank #7: Profile: Katie Folsom-Nelson

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Katie Folsom-Nelson is a busy person, holding down multiple jobs. Her favorite is fitness coach at the Kickstart Boot Camp for Women in Prescott Valley, AZ. Listen to the podcast and get to know her.

Jan 17 2017

7mins

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Rank #8: Risking it All to Escape Parkinson's Tremors, part 1

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Scott talks about his first brain surgery, in 2008, to alleviate the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease. It's called "deep brain stimulation" and involves implanting a sort of a pacemaker for the brain. This is part one; Scott had two more surgeries later to stop even more tremors. Each came with the risk of death if something went wrong.

Jan 10 2017

18mins

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Rank #9: Tales from Small-town TV

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About that time they let Scott Orr run a TV news department...in tiny Great Falls, Montana.

Dec 26 2016

21mins

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Rank #10: Visits from Santa Claus

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In this Holiday Special, Scott looks back at childhood Christmases when Santa Claus would actually show up at his door to deliver presents.

Dec 17 2016

10mins

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