Community Talk with Tommy
  • Tommy
12 episodes
On September 8, 2020 the Almeda Fire tore through our community here in Southern Oregon destroying over a hundred businesses and thousands of homes. In response to the widespread destruction, our community has come together in ways that are both humbling and inspiring. There’s a lot of work to be done, and a lot of great people out here doing it. Join me as I meet these every day heroes and listen as they share their stories of resilience, creativity and hope. Who knows, you may just be inspired yourself.

Episodes

Episode 10: Tommy Letchworth and Community Talk with Tommy
2021 Jan 0957m 11s
For the final episode of the first season of Community Talk with Tommy, the production staff flips the table on Tommy and interview him about what it was like for him during the Almeda Fire and how he's using his podcast to lift up the positives stories and voices from the community in the Rogue Valley. Thank you all so much for your support we hope you enjoyed it.
Episode 9: Yahaira Padilla and El Tapatio
2020 Dec 1952m 9s
Join Tommy as he and Yahaira Padilla discuss how what started off as her getting 10 care packages together became a huge community supply drive helping hundreds of survivors of the Almeda Fire.
Episode 8: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers - the Logger Militia continued
2020 Dec 1254m 23s
Join Tommy as he continues his talk with John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers as they discuss the Logger Militia and how they came to protect their community of Butte Falls. In this episode they explore the ways that bureaucracy both helped and hindered their efforts, and the inspiring story of how the community set aside any differences and worked together to save each other's homes. This is part 2 of 2.
Episode 7: John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers and the Logger Militia Part 1
2020 Dec 0559m 12s
Join Tommy as he talks with John Lehman, Nick and Merissa Rogers as he learns about the Logger Militia and how they came to protect their community of Butte Falls. In this episode they discuss how they saved their community and forest through their herculean effort and banding together. This is part 1 of 2.
Special Episode - Gratitude
2020 Nov 2817m 35s
This week we mixed it up a little bit. Listen as many of our family, friends, and listeners let us know what they were grateful for this year. A big thank you to all of our community who participated and for all our listeners out there, we are so grateful that you spend an hour a week with us learning how you can help our community build back better. We'll be back again next week with more awesome stories of resilience and rebuilding here in the Rogue Valley.
Episode 6: Tía Laída Fé Longer Term Secure Short Term Housing (LTSST)
2020 Nov 211h 14m 59s
Episode 6: Tia Laída Fé Longer Term Secure Short Term (LTSST)
Episode 5: Michelle Glass and Rogue Action Center
2020 Nov 1444m 51s
Episode 5: Michelle Glass and Rogue Action Center
Episode 4: Teresa Cisneros Indian Education Facilitator and Mi Valle Mi Hogar
2020 Nov 0735m 51s
Join Tommy this week as he talks with Teresa Cisneros, an educator working with Migrant and Indigenous families in the Rogue Valley.  Learn how you can help those who were the most effected by the fires and reach out to Mi Valle Mi Hogar using the link below.
Episode 3: Tighe O'Meara and the Ashland Police Department
2020 Oct 3158m 3s
Episode 3: Tighe O'Meara and the Ashland Police Department
Episode 2: Sarah Westover Phoenix City Councilor
2020 Oct 2435m 41s
Join Tommy and Sarah as they discuss the issues that have arisen for the Rogue Valley and specifically Phoenix. Learn about resources available as well as how to get involved. This interview was recorded 10/12/2020.