Multnomah County Library Podcasts (oregon stories)

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What is your Oregon story? Whether you are new here or your family has lived here for generations, come and share stories about your Oregon experience. Five-minute maximum, no reading or performing (think “beginning, middle, end”). Featuring the Portland Storytellers Guild with Penny Walter, Sarah Hauser, Ken Iverson, Lori King, Pearl Steinberg, Anne Rutherford, Julie Strozyk.

Direct download: 20091108_MCLThisoregonLifePSG.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:29pm PDT

Every student knows that Americans fought with the British in the War of Independence in 1776 and again in 1812. What few realize is that the United States almost went to war with Britain over Oregon. Oregon was a hot topic during the nineteenth century because of its seemingly endless riches, vastness, beauty, and potential for exploitation. In this program, Robert Hamm will share primary sources - newspapers, woodcuts, accurate and inaccurate maps, and early photographs - from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Lewis and Clark Exposition. In the U.S. Bank Room

Direct download: 20090426_MCLBecomingOregon.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

Manuel Arellano from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Manuel Arellano is a library staff member who is missed at Central because he is now located at Midland Library. Manuel hails from Peru

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-11-Manuel_Arellano.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT

Nemesio Guzman from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Nemesio Guzman has been in radio for 14 years and is now producing and hosting tv shows for the Spanish speaking community.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-10-Guzman.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Martin Gonzalez from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Martin Gonzalez, is TriMet LEP outreach coordinator.  He is also a member of Portland Public Schools Board of Directors and president of the Board of Latino Network.  He resides in Oregon since 1987.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-09-Martin_Gonzalez.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

Laura O. Foster from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience

During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Laura O. Foster explores urban neighborhoods and tells their stories in her books, Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks, both published by Timber Press. She is also the editor of Metro's  Walk There! guidebook of 50 walks, and is working on a book about Lake Oswego, due out in 2010. She leads walks for Metro, the City of Portland, the Forest Park Conservancy and other groups.

Target Audience: Adults

Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-08-Laura_Foster.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

Janet Irwin from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Janet Irwin is a native Oregonian and a native Washingtonian – her parents lived in Milwaukie Oregon, but she was born in Vancouver Washington.  She has a life long love of both states, especially the areas along the Columbia River. Janet is a reference librarian at the Central Library.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-05-Janet_Irwin.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:32pm PDT

Helen Raptis from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Currently Co-Host of AM Northwest, Helen Raptis has lived in the great state of Oregon since the early nineties, when she was a news reporter and anchor for KVAL-TV in Eugene.  Originally from Seattle, Helen now lives in East Vancouver with her husband David and two cats, and a return to the Rose City is in the works for the very near future.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-07-Helen_Raptis.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

Gabriel Boehmer from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Gabriel Boehmer is a third-generation Oregonian and author of "City of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Portland." His essay "Trapped in America's Most Livable City" was recently published The Grove Review: A Literary Journal. He has lived in Portland, with brief escapes, since 1964.


Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-06-Gabriel_Boehmer.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

David Schmitke from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Formerly of KPTV's Good Day Oregon Home and Garden, David Schmitke has lived in Oregon since he started going to school at the University of Portland in 1983.  He was a news reporter at KOIN TV for several years, and met his wife, Helen, at KVAL TV in Eugene where he worked as a reporter and news anchor for eight years.  David currently lives in Vancouver, but can't wait to move back to Portland.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-04-David_Schmitke.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT