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KSKQ interview with Connie Saldana – low income housing crisis

KSKQ News Collaborative series on low income housing.  Deb Vanpoolen interviews Connie Saldana of Rogue Valley Council of Governments about southern Oregon’s low income housing crisis.

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KSKQ Morning Interview – John Wieczorek – Ashland Sleepout 2015

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On the Tuesday KSKQ Morning Show we talk with John Wieczorek, Director of Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland about services for Ashland homeless and low income.  We also discuss the upcoming Ashland Sleepout 2015.

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Interview with Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness


KSKQ Morning Show interview with Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness. Holderness has been chief in Ashland since 2007. We talk about his tenure and ideal qualities of our next candidate. We also discuss the state of recent high-profile crimes, the murder of David Grubbs and disappearance of Hannah Thomas-Garner.

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The City of Ashland has a petition asking what are the personal and professional characteristics of Ashland’s ideal police chief?


KSKQ Interview: Fair Shot Campaign

Interview with Alex Budd, organizer with Oregon Action about the Fair Shot Campaign.

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United Students Against Sweatshops – Brain Labor Report

kskqOn the Brain Labor Report for July 23, 2014 we talk with Alex Vermie, Senior at USC and activist with United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and Deanna Nagle a Junior at Penn State and USAS Regional Organizer. USAS is a national student labor organization advocating for workers’ rights on over 150 campuses. We discuss their campaign to encourage VF Corporation to agree to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

“Treating your workers badly is something we should not accept…” Deanna Nagle

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The Brain Labor Report is a weekly news and labor program that broadcasts on Wednesday at 9 Am, exclusively on KSKQ 89.5 FM.

Interview with Deb Van Poolen – KSKQ 89.5 FM

This morning on KSKQ 89.5 FM we interview Deb Van Poolen, an activist and “artistic witness” about her experiences.  In March 2014, Van Poolen attended the trial of Cecily McMillian, an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator who was found guilty this week of second-degree assault following a months-long trial from a 2012 altercation she had with the New York Police Department. Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison as a result of the conviction.  She is currently being held without bail, her sentencing is May 19.

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Community Support Rally for Medford Teachers

On February 15, 2014, hundreds of people descended on Hawthorne Park to show their support for the Medford Education Association and the more than 600 people that are out on strike.  Teachers, students, parents and representatives of many unions and social justice groups gathered to rally for the teachers who had spent over a week on the picket lines.

Listen to an KSKQ audio recording of the rally HERE.



Human Rights NOW! on KSKQ 89.5 FM

Human Rights NOW! on KSKQ

Dennis and Don are joined by Marvin Woodard, Multi-Cultural Resource Center and Diversity Scholarship Coordinator at Southern Oregon University, who discussed the upcoming Martin Luther King Day, the unfinished work of Dr. and our modern view of Dr. King.


“Human Rights Now!” is about raising awareness of human rights violations around the world that have been identified by Amnesty International. Don Wertheimer and Dennis Remick discuss the issues on the program, revealing the facts and encouraging individual and cooperative action to aid in their positive resolution.

Listen to Human Rights Now every Tuesday at 11:30 am exclusively on KSKQ 89.5 FM.

Human Rights NOW! on KSKQ

Premiere of Human Rights Now! Dennis Remick and Don Wertheimer introduce HRN! and throw light on prisoners of conscience in Iran and Honduras. They discuss the Yaran, seven Baha’is who have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for being Baha’s and being unwilling to renounce their faith. In Honduras, they bring to light the situation of three leaders of COPINH, Civic Council of the Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras, organizers from the Rio Blanco area of Honduras, Bertha Caceres, Tomás Gómez and Aureliano Molina, who were arrested after protesting the construction of a dam on the Gualcarque River.