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Community Talk with Tommy

Community Talk with Tommy

By Tommy
On September 8, 2020 the Almeda Fire tore through our community here in Southern Oregon destroying over a hundred businesses and thousands of homes. In response to the widespread destruction, our community has come together in ways that are both humbling and inspiring. There’s a lot of work to be done, and a lot of great people out here doing it. Join me as I meet these every day heroes and listen as they share their stories of resilience, creativity and hope. Who knows, you may just be inspired yourself.
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Episode 7: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers and the Logger Militia Part 1

Community Talk with Tommy

Episode 7: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers and the Logger Militia Part 1

Community Talk with Tommy

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Episode 10: Tommy Letchworth and Community Talk with Tommy
For the final episode of the first season of Community Talk with Tommy, the production staff flips the table on Tommy and interview him about what it was like for him during the Almeda Fire and how he's using his podcast to lift up the positives stories and voices from the community in the Rogue Valley. Thank you all so much for your support we hope you enjoyed it.
57:12
January 9, 2021
Episode 9: Yahaira Padilla and El Tapatio
Join Tommy as he and Yahaira Padilla discuss how what started off as her getting 10 care packages together became a huge community supply drive helping hundreds of survivors of the Almeda Fire. To help the survivors of the Almeda fire donate to Yahaira's GoFundMe Here or to the Venmo @latinxfirerelief
52:10
December 19, 2020
Episode 8: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers - the Logger Militia continued
Join Tommy as he continues his talk with John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers as they discuss the Logger Militia and how they came to protect their community of Butte Falls. In this episode they explore the ways that bureaucracy both helped and hindered their efforts, and the inspiring story of how the community set aside any differences and worked together to save each other's homes. This is part 2 of 2.
54:23
December 12, 2020
Episode 7: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers and the Logger Militia Part 1
Join Tommy as he talks with John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers as he learns about the Logger Militia and how they came to protect their community of Butte Falls. In this episode they discuss how they saved their community and forest through their herculean effort and banding together. This is part 1 of 2. 
59:12
December 5, 2020
Special Episode - Gratitude
This week we mixed it up a little bit. Listen as many of our family, friends, and listeners let us know what they were grateful for this year. A big thank you to all of our community who participated and for all our listeners out there, we are so grateful that you spend an hour a week with us learning how you can help our community build back better. We'll be back again next week with more awesome stories of resilience and rebuilding here in the Rogue Valley.
17:35
November 28, 2020
Episode 6: Tía Laída Fé Longer Term Secure Short Term Housing (LTSST)
Episode 6: Tia Laída Fé Longer Term Secure Short Term (LTSST) Join Tommy as he interviews Tía Laída Fé. Tia, also known as Candace M. Younghans. Tia is a 10 year community member of Ashland, Oregon,  a performance artist, and true nature advocate. In the wake of the fire, Tia founded the Longer Term Secure Short Term (LTSST) housing effort. The LTSST housing effort works to identify and match families whose homes burned down with available, unused and under-utilized livable spaces such as AirBNBs, guest homes and in-law flats. Learn how you can support her efforts to help those who have found themselves houseless right before the winter due to the fire. https://www.ltssthousing.org/ http://www.onespace.us/ Tia's Performance Art Page
01:14:59
November 21, 2020
Episode 5: Michelle Glass and Rogue Action Center
Episode 5: Michelle Glass and Rogue Action Center Join Tommy as he sits down with Michelle Glass, Co-founder and Director of Rogue Action Center to discuss her work in the immediate aftermath of the Almeda Fire and what she and Rogue Action Center are doing to help rebuild the community stronger using collective action. If you'd like to learn more please visit www.rogueactioncenter.org to learn how you can contribute, get involved or how they can help you! These are some of the organizations that Michelle and Tommy discussed other than Rogue Action Center https://www.soequity.org/ https://rogueclimate.org/ https://www.sohealthe.org/ http://sorisingtide.org/
44:51
November 14, 2020
Episode 4: Teresa Cisneros Indian Education Facilitator and Mi Valle Mi Hogar
Join Tommy this week as he talks with Teresa Cisneros, an educator working with Migrant and Indigenous families in the Rogue Valley.  Learn how you can help those who were the most effected by the fires and reach out to Mi Valle Mi Hogar using the link below. Mi Valle Mi Hogar/My Valley My Home
35:51
November 7, 2020
Episode 3: Tighe O'Meara and the Ashland Police Department
Episode 3: Tighe O'Meara and the Ashland Police Department Join Tommy as he and Ashland Police Chief Tighe O'Meara discuss the response of the Rogue Valley's First Responders on the day of the fires as well as how Jackson County law enforcement are dealing with the challenges facing them in trying to rebuild the community while attending to matters of equity. Interview was conducted on October 11th, 2020 with an update provided on October 28th, 2020.
58:03
October 31, 2020
Episode 2: Sarah Westover Phoenix City Councilor
Join Tommy and Sarah as they discuss the issues that have arisen for the Rogue Valley and specifically Phoenix. Learn about resources available as well as how to get involved. This interview was recorded 10/12/2020.
35:41
October 24, 2020
Episode 1: Donnie Maclurcan and the Ashland Bike Brigade
Learn about how Donnie Maclurcan helped organize a community bike convoy to bring much need resources to those in need in the aftermath of the  Almeda and Obenchain Fires. This interview was recorded on October 2nd. 
42:34
October 16, 2020
Trailer for Community Talk with Tommy
On September 8, 2020 the Almeda Fire tore through our community here in Southern Oregon destroying over a hundred businesses and thousands of homes. In response to the widespread destruction, our community has come together in ways that are both humbling and inspiring. There’s a lot of work to be done, and a lot of great people out here doing it. Join me as I meet these every day heroes and listen as they share their stories of resilience, creativity and hope. Who knows, you may just be inspired yourself.
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October 12, 2020