PORTLAND, Ore. — From Brenda Braxton:

Some days I can't believe KGW pays me to do this because it's so much FUN! I interviewed one of my friends the fabulous Kevin Cook AKA Poison Waters - drag queen extraordinaire.

You know him as an emcee at Darcelle XV but we went deeper than the wigs, sequins, feathers and quips to see what makes him tick and how his charitable work connects him to this community.

Don't you have the best conversations with your peeps driving to your favorite places? We did, too! There are lots of laughs-- and some tears-- but we got real.

I invite you to ride along on the inaugural trip of KGW Carpool. Buckle up! It's gonna be awesome:

If you're in the KGW News app, click here to watch.

Know someone who would love a spin in the KGW Carpool? Email your suggestions to us at mykgw@kgw.com or Tweet at us using the hashtag #KGWCarpool!