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The Goonies: Yay, Nay, or Meh?

OPB | June 05, 2015

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of The Goonies, and Astoria expects at least 15,000 fans of the movie to come to town. Why does this particular movie hold such sway over people's emotions?

How We Became Bicoastal

OPB | July 24, 2014

THURSDAY: We listen back to Dave's interview with Peter Stark about the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.

Recounting The Lost Pacific Empire of Astoria

OPB | March 10, 2014

MONDAY: Peter Stark tells the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.

Our Town: Astoria

OPB | Dec. 21, 2011

Think Out Loud has just launched a new series called "Our Town" — exploring the history and personalities of places all over the Northwest — and Astoria is the first Oregon town to be profiled.