For the past ten years The Hearth has hosted public gatherings here in Ashland in which local folks have shared stories and songs to build community. We thought this is a great time to go through the archives and harvest the stories and songs we need to hear in order to help us connect to one another during this time of the coronavirus.

Home Bound Oregon is a podcast to help us to stay connected in a disconnected time. Featuring stories, songs, and conversations to help us remember what matters most. The first episode is titled Loneliness vs Solitude and includes a story and conversation with Kristy Laschober and music and reflections from Sage Meadows. Each podcast is hosted by Mark Yaconelli. Listen to our first episode here or go to our Home Bound Oregon page here to read updates and subscribe to future episodes.

Home Bound Oregon is produced thanks to the support of The Jackson County Cultural Coalition and The Ford Family Foundation.