On Jan. 11, co-ops took center stage on Southern Oregon Public Television in the weekly TV and Internet program, Immense Possibilities. Hosted by Jeff Golden, Immense Possibilities features guests whose social creations are building vibrant communities and solving challenges that the old systems can't.
The program focused on "the astonishing size and reach of cooperative enterprises" and on the rise of regional cooperative networks in the US. Immense Possibilities highlighted one network in particular, Rogue Co-ops, in rural Jackson County, Oregon. Rogue Co-ops was formed in Nov. 2011 by five local cooperatives (Rogue Federal Credit Union, Grange Co-op, Medford Food Co-op and Ashland Food Co-op) who together, provide 600 jobs and serve a combined 90,000 members.
During the 30-minute program, Emile Amarotico (Medford Food), Darren Davidson (Grange), Annie Hoy (Ashland Food) and Gene Pelham (Rogue Federal Credit Union) are interviewed, along with NCBA's Liz Bailey.
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