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Catherine Kelley

Catherine Kelley

In this era of parroted programming and ad interruptions, community-powered KSKQ Radio (89.5 FM and 94.1 FM) is media for the people, by the people, giving listeners a breath of fresh airwaves. “The radio station is totally community run, and holds the same non-commercial educational (NCE) license as JPR (Jefferson

Hundreds of athletes will burn rubber and splash through water to make a dash for the finish line at the annual Siskiyou Challenge Relay Race benefiting Rogue Valley Farm-to-School, a program giving a whole new meaning to the words “fast food.” “It originated a decade ago when teachers became more

Afghan director, Hassan Fazili, has documented his family’s arduous journey to a safe country, over 3000 miles in as many years. Fazili and his wife, Fatima Hussaini, have filmed life in Afghanistan before (Peace in Afghanista, Mr. Fazili’s Wife), pushing the boundary of restrictions they’ve been under during years of

Pahokee documents the final year for high school seniors at Pahokee Junior/Senior High School in Florida, as it is experienced through four of the students; each with different paths, but similar hopes of leaving their hometown and circumstances to better themselves. In a town locally nicknamed “the muck” for its

On any given weeknight, after pulling long hours working construction, Lonnie Boyer can be found tinkering in a rented storage unit, building bikes to give away for free. The Community Bike Giveaway Program his family began four months ago has exceeded their expectations and pushed their tiny shop to capacity,

Over the last three decades the Western monarch butterflies, which annually migrate from the Pacific Northwest down to California, have declined to a thin sliver of their former population. Without the native milkweed to lay its eggs on, or wildflowers to refuel from along its 500-mile migration to California, these

Summer’s around the bend and before you know it you’ll be pulling out those swim duds. But why wait to get wet? Whether you need water wings or water yoga, these warm-liquid locales offer a full menu of pool-time pleasures. Ella Redkey: This geo-thermally heated outdoor swimming pool located in

    What do you do with bored kids during summer break while on an island? Swipe up some ping pong paddles, a plastic wiffle ball, hit the tennis court and invent one of the hottest growing racket sports in the nation today—Pickleball! It was in 1965, on Bainbridge Island,

Global, environmental and critical. Words best describing the tipping point between saving the planet’s precious life sources and becoming the means to our own end. Two feature films—one concerning the escalating “mega-fires” destroying millions of acres of forests, the other commending and recognizing the people and action steps behind the

When winters are iffy, running a ski mountain is tricky, to say the least. But environmentally aware, Mt. Ashland, the once struggling ski area, has evolved into an industry pacesetter.