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If you need help during these Eagle Creek Fire Evacuations:The Red Cross is operating relief shelters at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, and at Hedgewald Center in Stevenson, Washington.If you are looking for ways to help these people
Michael Socolow, " Six Minutes In Berlin - Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics " https://www.amazon.com/Six-Minutes-Berlin-Broadcast-Spectacle/dp/0252082214 Right now, you’re hearing audio from 1936. Berlin, Germany. Spec
Honolulu, Hawaii. Home to the University of Hawaii. And in the early 1900’s, when today’s story takes place, it was much different than the school it is today. Instead of teaching almost 20,000 young minds in one of the most beautiful places on
If you’re in Portland right now or are familiar with the area, you most likely haven't seen an enormous sign made of bright lights advertising sugar before. But I would bet that you know the sign I’m talking about. Right now it’s an outline of
He’s going to go down in history as Seattle’s first superhero. Some will argue Seattle’s best superhero. Now some listeners might be thinking that “Yeh yeh, Superheroes aren’t real…they’re just make believe for kids or in comic books and movies
Story told by Shane Proster. Cemetery explored with Dana Walters.Happy Halloween.
Craigslist craigslist.com, you know it, I know it. It’s one of the largest sites in the world and I would bet that most of us, have bought or sold items from craigslist or at least know people that have. Internet marketplaces like this are a gr
It's March 18th, 2010, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Unusually sunny and clear for a spring morning on the Oregon Coast, a couple of loggers high up on a rocky, dirt road off of peterson creek are working in a clearcut. To harvest some timber they he
Seattle 1999. As a part of the anti-globalization movement there were a series of protests surrounding the World Trade Organization or WTO that held a conference at the Washington State Convention. It was supposed to the launch of a new millenn
If you open up the Oregon Trail video game and press the number 3, you’ll see the default top scores from the game set up by the developers in 1990, ninth on the list with 2052 points, is Ezra Meeker and today we find out why and try to beat hi
www.atom509.wordpress.comI have a few quick disclaimers before I start this episode: PNWcast is a region specific podcast covering history and culture in the Pacific Northwest. The story I'm bringing you today is technically political and curre
UTOPIA is a Greek word for an imaginary place where everyone and everything is perfect. In the early 1890’s, this was an attractive society in America and resulted in the creation of model communities within the greater society and there were a
There was a forest in Port Clements on the Queen Charlotte Islands off the Beautiful British Columbia shoreline. This forest was home to the only Giant Golden Spruce in the world. This tree was sacred to the natives and it was the source of man
This whole adventure started when one man saw a stranger dumping boxes of wedding gowns, ball gowns, and bridesmaid dresses into a dumpster. He took the dresses and being a photographer, started taking incredible landscape shots with himself as
When I first got my dog, a little Australian Shepherd/heeler that I named Lando, we took a road trip through washington and stopped at Alki Beach in Seattle. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. It’s the westernmost point in the West Seattl
in 1963, over $160,000 worth of ore—easily half a million dollars in today’s currency—was stolen from under the nose of one of the largest mining companies in Canada in a massive Yukon silver heist. the the would lead to a costly year-long inve
Natasha Geiling is a journalist for Think Progress and writes at @ngeiling. Her Smithsonian Magazine article for this story can be found here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/history/vanport-oregon-how-countrys-largest-housing-project-
The old staircase is called The Thousand Steps, even though there are only about 60. It gets that name apparently because it feels like it takes forever to walk up the stairs, as if there were a thousand of them. People have told stories of hea
When it comes to the mountains, Zach and Bryson know their stuff. As guides on Mt. Rainier and strong rock climbers, they've seen and experienced more than most. But late August 2012 on Mt. Stuart...
Sometimes it's the strange, unconventional people that have the most impact. This is the story of Amor De Cosmos. His accolades are impressive and has all of the qualifications to be considered one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation, but he's
Finn J.D. John tells us the story of the man who conducted the first and only wartime aircraft-dropped bombing on the continental United States in 1942.20 years later, this man would be brought back to the city he tried to destroy to become an
When you think about the history of The Pacific Northwest, you might think about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This is the story of the only African American on the tour and his incredible impact to the exploration of the Northwest.
Three young sailors from Japan boarded a rice merchant ship for work in 1832. After being stranded at sea for over a year, they find themselves washed to shore on what is now Cape Flattery, Washington. This makes them the first Japanese people
This episode was a pleasure to make. Talking with Giuseppe was refreshing. His views and practices are nice to hear about. Plus, I just love old buses and free tea. So win-win.
My friend Steve is walking across the country with his goat and I think that's awesome. There are alot of people who do this but on today's show, I want to tell you about Steve, his goat and Helga. I think you'll like it.
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