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In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Katrine Barber. Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University in 1999 and joined the PSU faculty in 2001. At PSU she teaches public history, oral history, and Oregon History. Her book, Death of Celilo Falls was published in 2005. It examines the impact The […]

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Vivek Shandas, professor of Urban Studies and Planning here at Portland State. One of Dr. Shandas’ most recent projects, canopystory.org, connects environmental science and public history by providing a platform for Portlanders to share stories and memories about their favorite trees. We discussed the Canopy Story project, […]

In this episode we interview Mary Rose, Executive Director of the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. A historian and professional museum worker, she has a varied career, filled with interesting  jobs in history.   We discussed Mary’s background as an undergraduate at Evergreen State College and a graduate student in Museology at University […]

* Most tracks released before 1980 as I stated but a few are slightly after the birth of hip hop later than 1979-1980. *  Also Rapture by Blondie (1980) Rockit by Herbie Hancock (1983) incorporated elements of brand new hip hop music at the time and because of their pop exposure, probably influenced its progression […]

Are we more divided than ever? In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interviewed Amy Rathfelder, an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science, but with a large amount of history credits and experience. This spring she presented her thesis, “The Myth of Adam’s Thirteen Clocks” at the Northwest Regional Phi Alpha Theta (history honors society) […]

What a great hour. I have to say this has been one of the most knowledgable interviews I have had in awhile when it comes to the history of music. Takimba came in to KPSU the other night to talk about his art, projects, and his roots as a DJ and Artist. Takimba has been […]

Click to Download Extensive legislation in the United States restricts and/or regulates the labor, voting, and reproductive rights of women. In this episode, we discuss the history of women’s health legislation with an emphasis on abortion legislation. Oregon holds a unique place in this history. Today, I interview second-year history graduate student Tanya Monthey. Tanya is studying modern American legal history and […]

Coming up, a McDonald’s customer is arrested for putting soda in a water cup, Tom Delonge of blink 182 discusses his alien beliefs and controversy surrounding the record collection of DJ Afrika Bambaataa.

In this episode, we discuss the first successful orca whale capture by Marineland of the Pacific. While the whale, Wanda, didn’t survive long, her capture caught the imagination of entertainers and the interest of the scientific community. We delve into the events of that day, subsequent captures, Judy Collins and approaching biology from a historical […]

Natan Meir, professor and chair of the Judaic Studies department at Portland State University, joins us to discuss the ways in which Jews nonviolently resisted the Nazis. Natan holds his Ph.D in Jewish history from Columbia University. His research has focused on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry, Modern European Jewish history […]


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