In 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated: “Food loss and waste … exacerbates the climatecrisis with its significant GHG footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generatesignificant carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane,[which is] an even more potent greenhouse gas.”A 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection […]
From the Public News Service: Slam the Scam Day: Tips for Avoiding Fraud. April 25 Scam Jam in Portland
March 9 was National Slam the Day. National Slam the Scam Day raises awareness about thieves’ attempts tosteal money from people. A few tips can keep people from falling victimto fraud. Comments from Carmel Perez Snyder, director for communityoutreach and local advocacy, AARP Oregon. “They just do it in a multitude of ways, either to […]
Warming Shelter Training and A call for volunteers
On the Nov. 16 episode of KSKQ’s We the People, Avram Sacks — organizer of the Ashland extreme weather shelter program — joined Jason Houk and Brad Smith to talk about an upcoming training session for those wanting to volunteer at the local overnight warming shelters. https://www.kskq.org/kskqweb/index.php/205-we-the-people/5831-we-the-people-11-16-22-avram-sacks-ashland-extreme-weather-shelter-progra
Food banks, Food Insecurity and the Holidays
Amey Broeker from Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB) joined Jason Houk and Brad Smith on the KSKQ Community Radio Program, We the People. They discussed what the AEFB does to help those dealing with food insecurity. https://www.kskq.org/kskqweb/index.php/205-we-the-people/5825-we-the-people-11-9-22-ashland-emergency-food-bank.
Workers rally together in Medford
https://ktvl.com/news/local/workers-rally-together-in-medford by Shelby Reilly for KTVL MEDFORD, Ore. — Employees of the Jackson County Employee Association, a chapter of SEIU local 503, rallied in front of the Jackson County building in their fight for a fair contract for improved health insurance and competitive wages. Employees at the rally said the top priorities are moving the county insurance plan to the […]
Radio Interview – SEIU ready to strike!
Brain Labor Report 9/18/2019 – Oregon State System of Higher Education — Staff are ready to STRIKE! On the Brain Labor Report for 9/18 we talk with SEIU #503, SubLocal President David Raco and Barbara Henson, both union leaders fighting for a fair contract for the working staff at Southern Oregon University. We dig in […]