- The Karuk Tribe is the second-largest Native American tribe in California, and its ancestral lands extend into southern Oregon. The tribe’s Leaf Hillman explains the Climate Adaptation Plan it just launched this month, restoring ancestral prescribed forest fires into the land management practices to protect ecosystems and help prevent the kinds of catastrophic fires that endanger communities and fuel climate change. We’re also joined by University of Oregon sociology and environmental studies professor Kari Marie Norgaard.
- Negative narratives about the way girls of color look, speak and act can impact their self-confidence and career goals. The yearly “Why I Rock” conference for Oregon middle school girls of color aims to give girls tools and connections to achieve their dreams. We hear from a founder and a 13-year-old participant about how girls get inspired at the conference.
- Are you in the market for niche cult memorabilia? For just $8,000, you could be the new owner of a small building formerly used by the Rajneeshees as a guardhouse on their Wasco County commune in the 1980s. Jake French, whose family owns the guardhouse, tells us how he discovered it belonged to followers of guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and why he wants to sell it.
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