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Rural Roots Rising is a monthly podcast by and for rural Oregonians who are creatively and courageously building stronger and more vibrant communities for a just democracy. Rural Roots Rising centers organizing stories and lessons from powerful multiracial organizing across rural and frontier Oregon and focuses on the issues that matter to rural Oregonians most, including migration, affordable housing, disaster response, and more. Visit RuralRootsRising.org for rural organizing resources and to learn more about the featured organizers! Rural Roots Rising is produced by the Rural Organizing Project, a statewide network of over 65 human dignity groups organizing to advance democracy and human dignity across small town, rural, and frontier Oregon. Learn more at rop.org!

Rural Roots Rising is a monthly podcast by and for rural Oregonians who are creatively and courageously building stronger and more vibrant communities for a just democracy. Rural Roots Rising centers organizing stories and lessons from powerful multiracial organizing across rural and frontier Oregon and focuses on the issues that matter to rural Oregonians most, including migration, affordable housing, disaster response, and more. Visit RuralRootsRising.org for rural organizing resources and to learn more about the featured organizers! Rural Roots Rising is produced by the Rural Organizing Project, a statewide network of over 65 human dignity groups organizing to advance democracy and human dignity across small town, rural, and frontier Oregon. Learn more at rop.org!

Location:

United States

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Rural Roots Rising is a monthly podcast by and for rural Oregonians who are creatively and courageously building stronger and more vibrant communities for a just democracy. Rural Roots Rising centers organizing stories and lessons from powerful multiracial organizing across rural and frontier Oregon and focuses on the issues that matter to rural Oregonians most, including migration, affordable housing, disaster response, and more. Visit RuralRootsRising.org for rural organizing resources and to learn more about the featured organizers! Rural Roots Rising is produced by the Rural Organizing Project, a statewide network of over 65 human dignity groups organizing to advance democracy and human dignity across small town, rural, and frontier Oregon. Learn more at rop.org!

Language:

English

Contact:

5035438417


Episodes

Behind the Scenes With Tea, Toast, and Truth

7/14/2021
This is the Final Episode in Season 2 of Rural Roots Rising! We go behind the scenes of Tea, Toast, and Truth and talk with Ashland High School’s Truth to Power Club about how they pair education and action through their podcast and community organizing campaigns. If you missed last month, be sure and check out that episode to hear a shortened version of their work, Seeing Homeless. The transcript of this episode will be available at ruralrootsrising.org. More on what you heard in this...

Duration:00:29:00

Community Media Spotlight: Tea, Toast, and Truth

6/15/2021
In our second season of Rural Roots Rising, we’ve been on a state-wide mission to explore community-based, intergenerational, collaborative, rural media. Join us this month as we feature Tea, Toast, and Truth, a podcast created by Ashland High School’s Truth to Power Club. This podcast is a great example of everyday people using DIY media to amplify local voices and create community-driven change. Rural Roots Rising is both a podcast and a radio show airing on 20 community radio stations,...

Duration:00:29:02

Behind the Scenes with KPOV & The Point

4/14/2021
This month’s episode continues our community media spotlight series with a behind-the-scenes interview with KPOV 88.9 FM, High Desert Community Radio station manager Bruce Morris. This episode is the second in a two-part profile of KPOV and features Bruce discussing KPOV’s early history and the role of local stations in community organizing. Bruce also shares firsthand insight on both the future of radio and the ways that community organizers can and should partner with their local stations....

Duration:00:28:58

Community Media Spotlight: KPOV & The Point

3/15/2021
This month’s episode continues our community media spotlight series by highlighting KPOV & The Point, a daily radio show hosted by a rotating cast of hosts at KPOV 88.9 FM, High Desert Community Radio. This episode is part one of a two-part series! In this first episode, you will hear how The Point and KPOV support and resource community organizing in Central Oregon. In our next episode, we’ll go behind the scenes with one of The Point’s hosts, KPOV Station Manager, and community organizer...

Duration:00:29:01

Behind the Scenes with Rural Race Talks

2/15/2021
Last month we introduced LaNicia Duke and her call-in program Rural Race Talks on Coast Community Radio. We recommend listening to Community Media Spotlight: Rural Race Talks first. This month’s episode, Behind the Scenes with Rural Race Talks, explores the power of learning in public with LaNicia and discusses how her radio show is an extension of her organizing. One lesson from this episode is that the small-town reality that everyone knows everyone means that the transformations made...

Duration:00:29:00

Community Media Spotlight: Rural Race Talks

1/18/2021
Rural Roots Rising is both a podcast and a radio show airing on 19 community radio stations, and it’s also an ongoing experiment in building up our media skills across rural Oregon. In Season 2 we are amplifying rural radio shows and digging into how they do what they do in the hopes of building up our collective rural media making abilities and supporting the work of the incredible community radio stations we partner with. In this month’s episode, we tune in to Rural Race Talks from Coast...

Duration:00:29:00

Behind the Scenes with ROP

12/15/2020
For the last year, we’ve been producing monthly episodes of Rural Roots Rising to share stories of courageous and creative organizing across rural Oregon. But why? To get us rolling on our second season, we pulled back the curtain to share what inspired this show, and how the process of making it has changed our organizing. In this month’s episode, Behind the Scenes with ROP, we dig in with Rural Organizing Project staff members who trace the origins of our foray into audio production,...

Duration:00:29:01

Hindsight 2020: Telling Rural Stories

11/15/2020
Over a year ago, when ROP committed to making 13 monthly episodes to share organizing stories from across rural Oregon, we had no idea what 2020 would hold! Hindsight 2020: Telling Rural Stories features Monica Pearson with North Coast Progressive Action in Clatsop County, Rita Schenkelberg, a new city councilor-elect in Deschutes County, Brenda Flores with Raíces in Umatilla County, and Kate Orazem, ROP’s new archivist! They share stories of election organizing in their towns and the...

Duration:00:29:01

Blackberries and Ballot Measures: 2020 Election Edition

10/16/2020
As rumors fly about who can and can’t vote by mail, and threats to a fair election escalate, rural Oregonians are sharing paper and digital STAND Election guides with their neighbors to offer clear information about how people who are displaced by the fires or who were wrongfully evicted can still vote by mail, are leading car caravans to safely drop off ballots, and surveying their local candidates! On our special 2020 election edition of Rural Roots Rising, you’ll hear from rural...

Duration:00:29:00

It (Still) Takes All Of Us

9/15/2020
As rural Oregonians, we’re not new to taking care of each other in a crisis. In the midst of the fear and grief, we’re returning this month to the story of thousands of committed people who joined together across county lines and faiths. By bringing their skills and networks together, opening the doors of their religious meeting places for shelter, and pooling resources, they successfully ended a human rights crisis in rural Oregon. It (Still) Takes All of Us, features a story from Yamhill...

Duration:00:29:00

Taking Risks

8/19/2020
This month’s episode, Taking Risks highlights the voices of Suzanne Pharr, a renowned community organizer and movement elder, and Zachary Stocks, whose passion to make museums dynamic spaces accessible to everyone brought him into community organizing. Find out when your local radio station is playing Fighting for Rural and download this episode’s transcript at www.ruralrootsrising.org More on what you heard in this episode: We begin this episode with Suzanne Pharr, a community organizer...

Duration:00:28:59

Fighting for Rural

7/15/2020
Fighting for Rural features Kim Schmith, Kelsey Olivera, and Kelly Huang of the Madras Key Club sharing a story of multigenerational small-town organizing for equity! Madras Key Club is working inside the schools to build a more inclusive Jefferson County. You’ll learn about their work celebrating their family’s traditions in a local park, distributing Christmas gifts to families who can’t afford them, ensuring high school students can succeed in small towns, and creative problem-solving in...

Duration:00:28:59

Web Extra: Remembering Kent State

7/1/2020
Welcome to a Rural Roots Rising podcast extra! As protests of police violence against black Americans continue across the country, we have witnessed large scale police and National Guard deployment, many outfitted with intimidating and sophisticated warfighting gear. Countless videos have shown police officers and the National Guard using batons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters, bystanders and journalists, often without warning or seemingly unprovoked. 2020 marks the...

Duration:00:29:16

Black Lives Matter: Voices of Rural Oregon

6/17/2020
We are in the midst of a global movement, with Black Lives Matter protests erupting all around the nation and beyond. Rural Organizing Project’s multiracial network of human dignity groups is answering the call. Here in Oregon, rural and small-town communities have hosted over 75 community events in every corner of the state. People are gathering on street corners, in churches and parks, and in socially-distanced car caravans to protest and hold vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony...

Duration:00:29:01

Community Radio: Tune In, Speak Out

5/15/2020
Community-based radio and other local media help us weather the storms we face, both literally and figuratively. When radio works for the good of all our neighbors, this free, accessible service, fosters the sense of belonging, resilience & connection necessary for survival. And the importance of local media has never been more clear than during this global pandemic. In Community Radio: Tune in, Speak out, we got to (virtually) talk with 4 local media creators about how public radio can be a...

Duration:00:29:00

Feeding Our Communities

4/15/2020
The spread of COVID-19 and the insufficient response to it, has made it much more difficult to access safe and healthy food, especially for those most vulnerable among us. Feeding Our Communities features Harry MacCormack from Sunbow Farm in Benton County, Oregon and Martina LeForce with Berea Kids Eat in Madison County, Kentucky. Both Harry and Martina have worked to fill gaps in access to food whether it be through making free meals for children or supporting organic food producers through...

Duration:00:29:01

Building An Ever Wider Circle

3/15/2020
Building an Ever Wider Circle features Gwen Trice from the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in Wallowa County. Gwen is creating accessible ways for people to grapple with racism in Oregon through learning about the experiences of multicultural loggers who have called Wallowa County home for generations. If you are interested in connecting with rural Oregonians who are grappling with racism in your area, head to www.rop.org to learn more about Rural Organizing Project (ROP) and how you...

Duration:00:29:00

It Takes All of Us

2/14/2020
It Takes All of Us shares a story about the power of interfaith organizing and the successes that are possible when hundreds of volunteers join together in a moment of crisis. This month, we follow the story of Navneet Kaur, who took action in support of asylum seekers in rural Yamhill County with her Sikh community, Innovation Law Lab and ICE Out of Sheridan. Navneet speaks about the community mobilization that successfully pressured ICE to release people from detention. Download this...

Duration:00:29:00

Building Community Power

1/15/2020
Building Community Power features Miriam Vargas Corona with Unidos Bridging Community in Yamhill County and Bruce Morris with KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Deschutes County. They both won victories for human dignity by bringing people together from different segments of their communities. If you are interested in connecting with other rural Oregonians who are building power in your area, head to www.rop.org to learn more about Rural Organizing Project (ROP) and how you can get...

Duration:00:28:29

Rural Community Building

12/16/2019
Rural Community Building features Martha Verduzco with Hood River Latino Network in the Columbia River Gorge and Katie Cook with Rural Voices based in Gilliam County. This episode emphasizes a core truth about rural community organizing: breaking isolation by building connections, relationships, and community through organizing is a skill that many of us learn through necessity. If you are interested in connecting with other rural Oregonians who are building community, head to www.rop.org to...

Duration:00:29:00