Common Ground for Common Good

Mondays at 4:44pm & 6:44pm, Tuesdays at 6:45a & 7:45am

Common Ground for Common Good is a public awareness collaboration that was initiated by North Valley Community Foundation. It's now the name of a series on North State Public Radio in partnership with both NVCF and Shasta Regional Community Foundation. The program highlights grassroots methods to simple solutions to complex, compelling challenges.

Each week you'll hear from community members working hard to make things just a little bit better.

Our previous Common Ground for Common Good series can be found here. Our theme song is "Optimist" by Zoe Keating

Common Ground For Common Good: Stable Hands

Jan 31, 2017

Stable Hands’ mission is to promote physical, mental, and social health through equine assisted activities and therapy.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service provides low-cost or free mental health, housing, vocational and support services to individuals and families in California’s Northern Sacramento Valley.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place in Redding featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, and arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far Northern California as part of the world we share. 

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum is a self-supported, volunteer-operated museum with a 501(c)(3) tax status. The museum’s mission is to assist in “Illuminating the past, present, and future of the Mount Shasta Region.” To fulfill this mission, the museum houses exhibits on the history and science related to Mt. Shasta and the surrounding areas.

Journey Home is a ministry of the Good News Rescue Mission born out of the Safe City Project. It is designed to help people reconnect with family, employment and other opportunities that are located outside our community.

Currently, the Siskiyou Family YMCA fills a huge void in what is an economically disadvantaged area, currently referred to as “frontier” in extreme Northern California. 

There are few fitness or recreation opportunities for youth and the YMCA is a focal point for healthy activity. A large part of the community's recreation programs take place at the YMCA. Those activities include youth and adult sports leagues, camps, arts & enrichment programs, birthday parties and even whitewater rafting!

On this episode of Common Ground for Common Good, we talk with Bob Douglas, president of the board of directors for the State Theatre for the Arts in Red Bluff, about the ongoing restoration of the historic downtown theatre, first built in 1908.

Two years after the devastating Boles fire in Weed, the community is still rebuilding. The Weed Long-Term Recovery Group is behind much of the ongoing efforts to recover what was lost. 

Common Ground For Common Good: First 5 Shasta

Nov 29, 2016

First 5 Shasta is a public organization that was created in 1998 when California voters passed Proposition 10, known as “The Children and Families Act.” First 5 Shasta partners with agencies, educators, and local groups to support the healthy development of children ages 0-to-5, creating and implementing a strategic plan to guide the use of Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues.

The Siskiyou Land Trust is a community based non-profit organization that strives to protect open space, ranch and farmlands, forest and wetlands, natural resources, scenic viewsheds and wildlife habitat in beautiful Siskiyou County.