27 minutes | Oct 5, 2021

Episode 1: Toward the Fire

As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017, a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the most vulnerable in their community survive and recover. Community organizers and hosts of But Next Time, Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta, bring us the first of four stories of hard-won lessons learned from people on the frontlines of California’s wildfires and Texas’ storms as they work to answer the question, how can next time be different?Because we are committed to language justice, we're offering a video version of But Next Time with Spanish subtitles on our site's listen page. To learn more about the people and organizations featured in But Next Time please visit ButNextTime.com. You'll find resources for disaster preparation and recovery, housing justice organizing, climate justice work, and more.Original music for But Next Time by Fernando Arruda.RISE HOME STORIES: But Next Time is one of five innovative media projects created by the Rise-Home Stories Project. Rise-Home Stories was formed in 2018 when a group of multimedia storytellers and housing, land, and racial justice advocates came together to reimagine the past, present, and future of our communities by transforming the stories we tell about them. Our five groundbreaking multimedia projects include: Alejandria Fights Back; a bilingual children’s book about a young Afro-Latinx girl battling the gentrification of her neighborhood; Dot’s Home, a video game which explores the history of racist housing policy in the U.S. through the eyes of a young Black woman who time-travels to key moments in her family’s past, present, and future; MINE, an animated series that poignantly explores the unraveling of a post-apocalyptic utopia from the perspective of a young non-binary teen; and Steal-Estate, a true-crime web experience that investigates the ongoing systematic theft of homes in Black and Brown communities by corporate developers and financial entities.
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