Rural Roots Rising

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Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm - 6:30pm 

Rural Organizing Project produces Rural Roots Rising, a monthly podcast by and for rural Oregonians who are creatively and courageously building stronger and more vibrant communities for a just democracy!
This community media project grew out of the 2019 Rural Caucus & Strategy Session where community leaders from rural and frontier Oregon shared how local media are getting sold to faraway corporations and reflecting less and less of what matters most their communities. Many rural Oregonians are creating, building, and supporting community media including newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and podcasts.

Together we are connecting the dots between the issues that impact rural Oregon, including migration, housing, disaster response, and more. Each episode features voices and organizing lessons from strategic community leaders building the movement for human dignity in Oregon!

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It Takes All of Us

Airs at: Wed, 02/19/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Join Rural Organizing Project this week as they take us to Marion County where we learn about the power of interfaith organizing and the successes that are possible when hundreds of volunteers join together in a moment of crisis. This episode features a story about the pow... Read more

Building Community Power

Airs at: Wed, 01/15/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Here at KBOO we know that local stories matter to our listeners. Join ROP this week as they take us to Yamhill and Deschutes Counties to hear from everyday community members who are making a difference! Building Community Power features Miriam Vargas Corona with Unidos Brid... Read more

Rural Community Building with Martha Verduzco and Katie Cook

Airs at: Wed, 12/18/2019 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Rural Community Building features Martha Verduzco with Hood River Latino Network in the Columbia River Gorge and Katie Cook with Rural Voices in Gilliam County. From organizing marches and resource fairs to creating publicly accessible childcare, this episode emphasizes a c... Read more

Rural Roots Rising

Airs at: Wed, 11/20/2019 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Anyone Can Be An Organizer features Brenda Flores with Raíces in Stanfield, Umatilla County, Juan Navarro with Here to Stay in the mid-Willamette Valley, and Monica Pearson with Indivisible North Coast Oregon in Astoria, Clatsop County. We talked with each of them about the... Read more