Now Playing:

Radio

Think Out Loud

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food


The "Inheritance Stories" exhibit at the Woodburn Public Library aims to collect oral histories from people in the Latino community, with an emphasis on food.

The "Inheritance Stories" exhibit at the Woodburn Public Library aims to collect oral histories from people in the Latino community, with an emphasis on food.

Courtesy of Lola Milholland

The producers of Underground Airwaves, a podcast supported by Ecotrust, have created bilingual “interactive exhibits and pop-up story booths” in order to collect oral histories featuring Latino voices, with a special emphasis on farming and food.  The exhibits were built at the Portland Mercado on 7238 SE Foster Road, and the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland. Now, the story booths have moved to the Woodburn Public Library, where they will stay until Nov. 8.

We’ll learn more about the project with one of its creators and with one of the storytellers.

GUESTS:

  • Lola Milholland: Sustainable food systems advocate and co-producer of the Underground Airwaves podcast
  • Alicia Lopez: Storyteller for the “Inheritance Stories” project and family support specialist at Mt. Hood Community College

More Think Out Loud

More OPB

Join the Conversation

Send Think Out Loud A Message


Also This Hour