22 episodes

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 Rural Organizing Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

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!

    Behind the Scenes With Tea, Toast, and Truth

    Behind the Scenes With Tea, Toast, and Truth

    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 t...

    • 29 min
    Community Media Spotlight: Tea, Toast, and Truth

    Community Media Spotlight: Tea, Toast, and Truth

    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 station...

    • 29 min
    Behind the Scenes with KPOV & The Point

    Behind the Scenes with KPOV & The Point

    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. ...

    • 28 min
    Community Media Spotlight: KPOV & The Point

    Community Media Spotlight: KPOV & The Point

    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 organize...

    • 29 min
    Behind the Scenes with Rural Race Talks

    Behind the Scenes with Rural Race Talks

    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 ...

    • 29 min
    Community Media Spotlight: Rural Race Talks

    Community Media Spotlight: Rural Race Talks

    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 Co...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Kenneth Barnhart ,

Rural Organizing Project

I am the parent of a gay son. My wife and I are supportive of him and his husband. We have learned a great deal about being a gay person and realize that there are many misconceptions and prejudices in our nations population. I attended a gay pride event in Astoria where I live. I think this was about 10-years ago. The movie “Out in the Silence” was shown at the Columbia Theatre. I became aware of the Rural Organizing Project’s efforts to shoe this film in Oregon rural communities. I am glad to see that ROP is still active and helping latino’s in their struggles to be accepted and to become legal residents or citizens. I plan to listen to your podcasts. Keep up the good work!

shabbysneakers ,

Great people doing great work!

Nothing can be more isolating than being a leftist in Rural Oregon. This podcast is great for folks looking to organize and find solidarity with other rural social justice activists. Subscribe folks! Support ROP!

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