May 26, 2024

We The People – Jackson County for All

On We the People for May 15, we talk with Denise Krause with the Jackson County for All campaign to increase the number of county commissioners. We also talk with Avram Sacks of the Jackson County Housing for All campaign about efforts to improve Ashland’s dusk-to-dawn shelter.

PMMC Nurses Take Contract Fight Public with Planned Picket

Medford, Oregon- Frontline nurses at Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC) are escalating their contract dispute to the public sphere after months of unsuccessful negotiations. Organized by the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), the nurses will stage an informational picket on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to highlight issues surrounding healthcare standards for nurses, patients, and communities. The […]

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or 73% of the ballots cast, compared with only 985 who voted […]

Housing is a Human Right! Solidarity Rally – Monday, 4 pm Ashland Plaza

On Monday, The US Supreme Court will begin their review of Johnson VGrants Pass. Their ruling will have a nationwide impact on how communitieshandle homelessness. Six years ago, a federal appeals court held that the Constitution “barsa city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside in publicproperty when those people have no home or other […]

The Media and You! Critical Media Literacy Education: Roadmap for Navigating our Disinformation Media Ecosystem.

ThursdayApril 18th7:00 PM Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library1757 Ashland St, Ashland. Based on the award-winning textbook The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People. In this workshop, Prof. Mickey Huff will lead discussion and research into: ● Analyzing how various populations are represented in media, as characters and visible participants and […]

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” World

WednesdayApril 17th7:00 PM Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library 1757 Ashland St, Ashland. In the age of new and powerful tools of communication, democracy has become more fragile and vulnerable to attacks by ideological extremists and partisans. What is clear is that the tools of communication, culture, literacy, and critical thinking are more crucial than ever in […]