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Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB |Jan. 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Teacher And Writer Asks: Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?

OPB |Nov. 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Searching For The Sound Of Celilo Falls

OPB |Nov. 12, 2014 12:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new project tries to capture the sound of the iconic Celilo Falls.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB |Aug. 26, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Partnership Brings Oregon's Early History To Life

OPB |Aug. 07, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: A recent partnership between Ancestry.com and the Oregon State Archives brings Oregon's early history to the masses.

Archaeologist Uncovers Part Of Oregon History

OPB |July 25, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll explore some Oregon history with Ashland-based archaeologist, Chelsea Rose.

How We Became Bicoastal

OPB |July 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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.

New Law Helps Adoptees Access Records

OPB |July 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new change in Washington's adoption law will affect how thousands of adoptees find out their histories.

PSU Uncovers Tapes Of RFK, Toni Morrison, Carl Sagan, More

OPB |June 23, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: The Portland State University archives also contain lectures by regional luminaries like Vera Katz and Sen. Wayne Morse.

UO's Win At The First NCAA Championship Game

OPB |April 07, 2014 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: The 2014 NCAA championship game takes place tonight. We'll hear about the first championship game, which the UO won in 1939.

Recounting The Lost Pacific Empire of Astoria

OPB |March 10, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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.

Name That Bridge: The Four Finalists

OPB |Jan. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: TriMet announced four top choices for naming the new bridge across the Willamette. Which one would you choose?

Portland Social History? There's An App For That

OPB |Nov. 19, 2013 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) has launched a new mobile app that takes people on a guided, multicultural history tour of downtown Portland.

Artists Bring Archived Surveillance Records To Light

OPB |Oct. 24, 2013 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Two Portland artists are collaborating on a public art project to bring archived surveillance documents to light.

Documentary Sheds Light on Lives of First Hanford Employees

OPB |Sept. 16, 2013 12:45 p.m.

An Oregon Experience documentary looks at the planning and implementation of World War II’s biggest, most highly classified project.

Revisiting Our Town: Vanport

Aug. 28, 2013 12:06 p.m.

In this rebroadcast, we revisit a recent installment of the Our Town series. The city of Vanport was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago.

Darrell Grant Explores Oregon History Through Music

July 04, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Darrell Grant's new composition "The Territory" explores significant events in Oregon History.

Our Town: Vanport

May 30, 2013 12:06 p.m.

For the next installment of the Our Town series, we'll focus on a city that was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago: Vanport.

Exploring Oregon's History Of Slavery

May 29, 2013 12:15 p.m.

The journalist and historian Gregory Nokes explores Oregon's little-known history of slavery in his new book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory.

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