This is the Insurgent Radio Kiosk for Wednesday, September 13th
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tom Spaulding, Executive Director of Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia, Illinois, speaks on building viable local food communities tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Basics Cooperative Natural Foods Store, 1711 Lodge Drive in Janesville. The Learning Center has graduated over 250 sustainable farmers. The event is free and open to the public. Visit RockCountyProgressives.org for information.
Washington Post journalist and author Amy Goldstein will discuss her book “Janesville-An American Story” tomorrow, September 14th, at 2:30 p.m. at Madison College’s Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street. The book details the fallout from the closing of the General Motors assembly plant in Janesville and the demise of America’s middle class. Phone 246-6100 for information.
W-O-R-T is looking for a weekly volunteer receptionist, Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. We also need a number of fill-in receptionists on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. AND who have email access. For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with Volunteer Receptionist in the Subject Line. Or call Glenn at 608-256-2001. If leaving a message, please provide your phone number and email address.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a four minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary and calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area. Please submit announcements at least ten days before the event at wortfm.org/kioskannouncements.
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Submit announcements at least ten days in advance of the event at wortfm.org/kioskannouncements.
Do you ever wish you had someone in your corner? For individuals living with mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, that support comes from Yahara House. Yahara House – a program of Journey Mental Health Center – has been helping people living with mental illness envision a future and realize their dreams … for more than 30 years.
Audio I: My life before Yahara House was dreadful, scary and painful. Now, my life is bright, lovely. I’m a much stronger person than I’ve been.
Yahara House produces real, life changing and community-changing results: In 2016, 91 percent of Yahara House members had no psychiatric hospitalizations and not a single member was incarcerated. Also for the last fourteen consecutive years, no active member of Yahara House has died by suicide.
Additionally, members of Yahara House are twice as likely as the national average for those living with severe mental illnesses to be employed. In 2016, 45 percent of members were employed at 49 local businesses. Members had combined annual earnings of approximately $343,200.00.
Audio II: I’ve had periods in my life when work went really well and then other periods when it didn’t go so well. So that meant I had significant holes in my resume. So Yahara House helped me by finding a temporary employment. That was a wonderful experience. Not only did it give me work, income, structure; but it helped my confidence tremendously.
Yahara House of Journey Mental Health Center does a great job helping people living with serious mental illness. But we can’t do it without your support. So we created a crowd funding video and posted it on razoo dot com. Visit razoo dot com, type in key words ‘Yahara House,’ and listen to members talk about the sense of belonging and the support they receive with membership.
We hope to raise $25,000 to help members –people like you and me – overcome the challenges of poverty by meeting basic human needs. Donations also help members obtain nutritious daily and holiday meals, and attend social events, wellness activities, and trainings. The fundraiser on razoo dot com runs now through September 22nd. Visit razoo dot com, keywords Yahara House, In-Your-Corner. That’s https://www.razoo.com/story/Yh-Inyourcorner