Deep Roots Second Season Will Begin Soon

Originally Published on the ECOreport According to Volunteer and Fundraising co-ordinator Odette Auger, Deep Roots is important because it is “local, regionally based spoken word programming.” Steering Committee leader David Rousseau says, “it builds capacity and connection around Cortes Radio.” Senior producer Greg Osaba explains, “Deep Roots is both a skill building and story telling exercise to generate original stories from people who have something to say.” To which Klahoose co-ordinator Jacqueline Mathieu adds, “The stories that are going to be developed really do need to be told.” They were talking about Cortes Radio’s premiere documentary series. Deep Roots second season will soon begin. (The podcast above contains much more detail.) A Deeper Voice “This project is an outreach of the radio society to bring radio into the community in a much deeper way. After all, Cortes is something that we invented here on Cortes Island and it is our voice. The question is, who’s voice is it? It has been the voice of those who step up. This is really an outreach program. It is going out into the community and saying, look we want to go much further and much deeper. We would like this radio station to be the voice of people who have stories to tell: the voice of Klahoose, the voice of people who are opening up to writing in a new way,” says Rousseau. He added, “It has a much bigger piece than just a story telling project. It has this role of doing something for Cortes Radio which is really exactly what community radio is all about.” The Deep Roots project originated...
A Sense of Belogging

A Sense of Belogging

Deconstructing the history of logging on Cortes into a metaphor for decolonization, writer/producer Brittany Baxter presents this collage of moments from over the past 150 years, each containing important clues to how our community is transforming in response to our growing desire to belong to each other and to the land. Episode #10: A Sense of Belogging by Brittany Baxter | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/A+Sense+of+Belogging.mp3 Acknowledgements Special thank you to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives for the clip of Alan Robertson talking about the early days of logging on Cortes. Thanks also to Dan Pierce (director of Heartwood) for his recordings from the frontlines of the Cortes logging blockades. Huge bunches of roses to Kevin and Georgina for sharing their inspiring love story, to Martha Abelson, and to Sheena Fayowski, Mercedes Grant, Loni Taylor, Travis Pawlak for their voices. Music from John Watts, Axletree, Blue Dot Sessions, Lauki, and Myriadar....
Stuff

Stuff

Our material world is obsessed with acquiring and accumulating stuff. But how much do we all really need? Morgan Tams looks for options and solutions to this omnipresent conundrum. Episode #9: Stuff by Morgan Tams | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Stuff.mp3 Acknowledgements The producers would like to express a sincere thank you to all the interviewees for the donation of their time and the sharing of their histories. Your contributions are the heart and soul of this project. Thanks to the Deep Roots Team, supporters, participants and interviewees. Featuring: Bryan Pfeifle, Bruce Ellingsen, Dova Wiltshire, Max Thaysen, Patricia LaRoux, Noba Anderson, the Free Store Volunteers and many friends....
Clam Gardens

Clam Gardens

History shows us that First Nations have had an elaborate shellfishery for thousands of years. What’s become of that rich food source and what lies ahead for it’s future? Episode #8: Clam Gardens by Odette Auger | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Clam+Gardens.mp3 Acknowledgements Thank you Judith Williams, for inspiring and connecting us to our surroundings and their stories, truths. Thank you also to vibrant women Julia Rendall, Anne Ferguson, and Maya Buckner for providing perspective, past and present. Big hug to Greg Osoba for bringing it all to fruition, and David Rousseau for planting the seed. ~Odette For the website/podcast: Judith Williams, Artist, Author, http://www.judithmwilliams.com/ Further Reading: http://www.strongnations.com/gs/show.php?gs=3&gsd=1505 More information:...

A Reshuffling Of Atoms

Why are we so afraid of death and how do we prepare for it? For something that’s inevitable we sure do our best to avoid it. Mercedes Grant takes us on a personal journey of grief and resolution. Episode #7: A Reshuffling Of Atoms by Mercedes Grant | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/A+Reshuffling+of+Atoms.mp3...
The Energetic Forest

The Energetic Forest

Do trees communicate? Do they look after each other and other species? Rick Bockner unearths a sophisticated network of co-dependent life forces, below and above our feet. Episode #6: The Energetic Forest by Rick Bockner | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/The+Energetic+Forest.mp3 Acknowledgements Music Credits “Equinox”- Rick Bockner- Copyright Harby Dar Music (Socan) “Silent Beneath Trees”- Earle Peach (Socan) “ Sand Dollars”- Rick Bockner- Harby Dar Music (Socan)  I acknowledge the gift of the Klahoose and Tla’amin First Nations in sharing some of their stories and teachings with me for the production of this program.  Thank you. ~ Rick Bockner...