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This Week Back Then

Portland State University History Department

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This Week Back Then

This Week Back Then

Portland State University History Department

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“This Week Back Then” is a podcast and blog series born out of Professor Catherine McNeur’s HST411/511 Public History Lab: Podcasts and History course. Students did research, wrote scripts and blog posts, produced and edited podcasts, and collaborated with classmates to bring history to a broad audience. The class worked with producers at KBOO (90.7) to learn recording and editing skills. The students’ podcasts, posted here, will be broadcast during KBOO’s news hour each Monday starting in January 2017.Corresponding blog posts on the topics appear at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/

Latest Episodes

The People vs The Cult | Rajneeshees In Wasco County

Wasco County, Oregon, was once a relatively sleepy community. But in the 1980s it became home to members of a group who called themselves the Rajneeshees. As the group morphed from a peaceful following into a militarized and exclusive community, they began to butt heads with Wasco county residents. Host Kim Andrews looks at the Rajneeshees and the battles between communities.

3 min2017 JUN 4
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The People vs The Cult | Rajneeshees In Wasco County

U.S. Supreme Court Halts The Construction Of The High Mountain Sheep Dam

The Snake begins in Wyoming, crosses through southern Idaho, forms the western boundary between Idaho and Oregon, and joins the Columbia river in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision in Udall v. Federal Power Commission of 1967, which temporarily halted the damming of this river coincided with the rise in the environmental movement. Taylor Bailey hosts this weeks show that takes a look at the government’s relationship to the environment.

5 min2017 JUN 4
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U.S. Supreme Court Halts The Construction Of The High Mountain Sheep Dam

Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy In Postwar Oregon

Vanport is a highly covered tragic event in Oregon History. Take another look at the horrific flood and the events that followed with Jeffrey Stone as he uncovers attempted coverups and reveals the stories of those who lived through the event.

4 min2017 MAY 24
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Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy In Postwar Oregon

Morrison Bridge | A Bridge To Portland's Growth

Portland’s charm as a quirky town on a river is framed through the 12 bridges that cross over the Willamette River. The history of Portland as a growing city is often forgotten in that image. Using the various reconstructions of Portland’s famous Morrison Bridge as her timeline, Jazmine Kelly examines the growth of the city and what has been the true cost of its development. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/21/morrison-bridge-bridge-portlands-growth/

3 min2017 MAY 17
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Morrison Bridge | A Bridge To Portland's Growth

The 1882 Portland Mayoral Election Scandal

Corruption takes center stage in this week’s episode. In late nineteenth-century Portland, vote-buying was a common occurrence as political bosses provided owners of local boarding houses and vice establishments with the funds necessary to pay their patrons to vote for specific candidates. Don’t miss host Alecia Giombolini’s account of mayoral candidate James Chapman’s admitted vote-buying scheme. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/14/1882-portland-mayoral-election-scandal/

4 min2017 MAY 12
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The 1882 Portland Mayoral Election Scandal

Oregon’s Lizzie Borden | Unfaithful, axe-wielding killer, or mentally unstable and abused wife?

In this episode, listen as Mike Mata chronicles the life of Oregon’s first murderess, Charity Lamb after she murdered her husband, Nathaniel, on May 13, 1854. Some say she was abused, some display her as a cold blooded killer, regardless, Charity was convicted for the murder of her husband and sentenced to hard labor. After listening to this episode, what do you think? More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/07/oregons-lizzie-borden-unfaithful-axe-wielding-killer-mentally-unstable-abused-wife/

3 min2017 MAY 6
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Oregon’s Lizzie Borden | Unfaithful, axe-wielding killer, or mentally unstable and abused wife?

Salem Moon Tree

NASA’s 1971 Apollo 14 mission to the moon brought along seeds from various tree species to test whether the seeds would still germinate once they returned back to earth. To everyone’s surprise, the seeds germinated and sprouted! One of these moon trees was planted in Salem, Oregon. Learn more about the Moon Tree Experiment in this episode of This Week Back Then, hosted by Will Schneider. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/30/salem-moon-tree/

3 min2017 APR 27
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Salem Moon Tree

Who Is Julia Ruuttila?

No history of Oregon activism is complete without mentioning Julia Ruuttila. Ruuttila devoted her life to advocating against war and for workers rights and human rights. Don’t miss Kim Andrews detailing the life and work of this outstanding Oregon activist. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/23/who-is-julia-ruuttila/

4 min2017 APR 19
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Who Is Julia Ruuttila?

The Hyers Sisters Concert Debut

Singing in front of packed stadiums as young children would be nerve wracking enough. Not only did the Hyers sisters actively tour around the states’ in the late-nineteenth century, they did so while simultaneously combating racial stereotypes and segregation. Will Schneider explores the careers of two talented young African American sisters and their impact on the music industry. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/16/hyers-sisters-concert-debut/

3 min2017 APR 15
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The Hyers Sisters Concert Debut

Marching To Victory! The Briefest History of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon

The fight for Women’s suffrage was long and hard. In this episode, Jeanette Butts focuses specifically on Oregon, detailing how activists in the state worked to expand women’s rights as citizens and enfranchise women as voters. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/02/marching-victory-briefest-history-womens-suffrage-oregon/

3 min2017 MAR 30
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Marching To Victory! The Briefest History of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon

Latest Episodes

The People vs The Cult | Rajneeshees In Wasco County

Wasco County, Oregon, was once a relatively sleepy community. But in the 1980s it became home to members of a group who called themselves the Rajneeshees. As the group morphed from a peaceful following into a militarized and exclusive community, they began to butt heads with Wasco county residents. Host Kim Andrews looks at the Rajneeshees and the battles between communities.

3 min2017 JUN 4
Comments
The People vs The Cult | Rajneeshees In Wasco County

U.S. Supreme Court Halts The Construction Of The High Mountain Sheep Dam

The Snake begins in Wyoming, crosses through southern Idaho, forms the western boundary between Idaho and Oregon, and joins the Columbia river in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision in Udall v. Federal Power Commission of 1967, which temporarily halted the damming of this river coincided with the rise in the environmental movement. Taylor Bailey hosts this weeks show that takes a look at the government’s relationship to the environment.

5 min2017 JUN 4
Comments
U.S. Supreme Court Halts The Construction Of The High Mountain Sheep Dam

Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy In Postwar Oregon

Vanport is a highly covered tragic event in Oregon History. Take another look at the horrific flood and the events that followed with Jeffrey Stone as he uncovers attempted coverups and reveals the stories of those who lived through the event.

4 min2017 MAY 24
Comments
Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy In Postwar Oregon

Morrison Bridge | A Bridge To Portland's Growth

Portland’s charm as a quirky town on a river is framed through the 12 bridges that cross over the Willamette River. The history of Portland as a growing city is often forgotten in that image. Using the various reconstructions of Portland’s famous Morrison Bridge as her timeline, Jazmine Kelly examines the growth of the city and what has been the true cost of its development. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/21/morrison-bridge-bridge-portlands-growth/

3 min2017 MAY 17
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Morrison Bridge | A Bridge To Portland's Growth

The 1882 Portland Mayoral Election Scandal

Corruption takes center stage in this week’s episode. In late nineteenth-century Portland, vote-buying was a common occurrence as political bosses provided owners of local boarding houses and vice establishments with the funds necessary to pay their patrons to vote for specific candidates. Don’t miss host Alecia Giombolini’s account of mayoral candidate James Chapman’s admitted vote-buying scheme. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/14/1882-portland-mayoral-election-scandal/

4 min2017 MAY 12
Comments
The 1882 Portland Mayoral Election Scandal

Oregon’s Lizzie Borden | Unfaithful, axe-wielding killer, or mentally unstable and abused wife?

In this episode, listen as Mike Mata chronicles the life of Oregon’s first murderess, Charity Lamb after she murdered her husband, Nathaniel, on May 13, 1854. Some say she was abused, some display her as a cold blooded killer, regardless, Charity was convicted for the murder of her husband and sentenced to hard labor. After listening to this episode, what do you think? More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/05/07/oregons-lizzie-borden-unfaithful-axe-wielding-killer-mentally-unstable-abused-wife/

3 min2017 MAY 6
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Oregon’s Lizzie Borden | Unfaithful, axe-wielding killer, or mentally unstable and abused wife?

Salem Moon Tree

NASA’s 1971 Apollo 14 mission to the moon brought along seeds from various tree species to test whether the seeds would still germinate once they returned back to earth. To everyone’s surprise, the seeds germinated and sprouted! One of these moon trees was planted in Salem, Oregon. Learn more about the Moon Tree Experiment in this episode of This Week Back Then, hosted by Will Schneider. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/30/salem-moon-tree/

3 min2017 APR 27
Comments
Salem Moon Tree

Who Is Julia Ruuttila?

No history of Oregon activism is complete without mentioning Julia Ruuttila. Ruuttila devoted her life to advocating against war and for workers rights and human rights. Don’t miss Kim Andrews detailing the life and work of this outstanding Oregon activist. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/23/who-is-julia-ruuttila/

4 min2017 APR 19
Comments
Who Is Julia Ruuttila?

The Hyers Sisters Concert Debut

Singing in front of packed stadiums as young children would be nerve wracking enough. Not only did the Hyers sisters actively tour around the states’ in the late-nineteenth century, they did so while simultaneously combating racial stereotypes and segregation. Will Schneider explores the careers of two talented young African American sisters and their impact on the music industry. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/16/hyers-sisters-concert-debut/

3 min2017 APR 15
Comments
The Hyers Sisters Concert Debut

Marching To Victory! The Briefest History of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon

The fight for Women’s suffrage was long and hard. In this episode, Jeanette Butts focuses specifically on Oregon, detailing how activists in the state worked to expand women’s rights as citizens and enfranchise women as voters. More at: http://www.publichistorypdx.org/2017/04/02/marching-victory-briefest-history-womens-suffrage-oregon/

3 min2017 MAR 30
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Marching To Victory! The Briefest History of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon
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