SOP Lecture Archive

Sense of Place Lecture Series Archive

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Recordings of lectures began in Season 11.
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April 10, 2019 – Discovering the Architectural Heritage of Our Gorge Towns with Ellen Shapley
March 20, 2019 – Shifting Sand: A Journey Through Time at the Columbia’s Nichols Boat Basin with Lorri Epstein, Carina Miller and Arthur Babitz
February 13, 2019 – Schemes, Dreams and Teams: A Century-Long Saga to Protect the Columbia Gorge with Kevin Gorman
December 19, 2018: Crisis on the Columbia: Native-White Alliances & Opposition to The Dalles Dam with Katy Barber
November 14, 2018 – Native Voices of the Columbia River moderated by Colin Fogarty
October 10, 2018 – The Ice Age Oregon Trail with Rick Thompson

March 14, 2018 – River of Hope: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty with Peter Marbach
February 14, 2018 – Steamboats and Captains of the Columbia with Captain Tom Cramblett
January 10, 2018 – Hanford: Our River Runs Through It, A Panel Discussion moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres
December 13, 2017 – History Slam: An Improvisational View into our Past with Arthur Babitz and Scott Cook
November 8, 2017 – The Gorge Latino Experience: A Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Lynn Orr
October 11, 2017 – The Bridge of the Gods with Nick Zenter

March 15, 2017 – A Sense of Honor: How Community Members Supported Japanese Americans during World War II with Linda Tamura
February 15, 2017 – Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The PNW with Greg Vandy
January 18, 2017 – Connecting our past to our future: Tribal life along the river with Paul Lumley
December 14, 2016 – Crag Rats: Eight decades of mountain rescue from Mt. Hood to the Columbia River with Christopher Van Tilburg
November 16, 2016 – The Paradox of the Cascades Tribes with David G. Lewis, PhD
October 19, 2016 – Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice with Holly Yasui, Will Doolittle & Peggy Nagae

March 2, 2016 – The Trust for Public Land in the Columbia Gorge: The Untold Conservation Story with Bowen Blair
February 3, 2016 – The Hoppy History of Craft Brewing in the Gorge with Dave Logsdon and tastings from Breweries in the Gorge (BIG)
January 6, 2016 – What the Sam Hill? The Life and Times of a Legend with Colleen Schafroth
December 2, 2015 – Glacier Caves of the Pacific Northwest: Hidden Laboratories under the Ice with Eddy Cartaya
November 4, 2015 – A Fifty Year Trail of Ink: Newspapers, Boom Towns, and Mental Health in the Old West with Arthur Babitz
October 7, 2015 – Confluence: Teachable Places Along the Columbia River System with Colin Fogarty

March 4, 2015 – Oregon’s Special History in Conserving its Environment, Michael McClosky
February 4, 2014 – Mosier Centennial: A Small Town with a Big Story with Mosier Residents
January 7, 2015 – Native American Art of Oregon with Dr. Tracy Prince
December 3, 2014 – Taste of the Gorge Terroir with Scott Burns & Hilary Whitney
November 5, 2014 – Historic Columbia River Highway: A Story of Rebirth with Robert Hadlow
October 1, 2014 – Tales from the Mushroom Trail with Langdon Cook

April 2, 2014: A Nomad’s Sense of Place: The River and Sea Voyages of Amos Burg with Vince Welch
March 5, 2014: Mt. Hood: Shaping the People and Places of the Pacific Northwest with Jon Bell
February 5, 2014: Generations of Farming in the Hood River Valley: One Family’s Story with Randy Kiyokawa
January 8, 2014 – 500 Yards: The Ghosts in Our Backyard (at Springhouse Cellar Winery) with Arthur Babitz
December 4, 2013 – One Block Through Time: The History and Archaeology of The Dalles Chinatown with Eric Gleason
November 6, 2013 – Launching the New Deal: The CCC in the Columbia River Gorge, 1933 with Rick McClure

March 19, 2013 – Visible Change: The Transformation of the Hood River Valley As Seen in the Photographic Record with Arthur Babitz
February 19, 2013 – Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods with Scott & Marjorie Burns
January 15, 2013 – Hanford’s Nuclear Legacy: The Impact on our River Today with Brett VandenHuevel & Lauren Goldberg
December 18, 2012 – Timberline l with Jon Tullis
November 15, 2012 – David Douglas in the Gorge with Jack Lisbet
October 16, 2012 – Roots of Kiteboarding with Cory Roessler

April 4, 2012 – Salmon People and the Big River: Columbia with Jeanette Burkhardt
March 7, 2012 – An Introduction to Mushrooms and their Ecosystem with Dr. Michael Beug
February 1, 2012 – Time and Change on Mt. Adams with Darryl Lloyd
January 4, 2012 – The Future of What Used to Be: Historical Abundance and the Hope of Restoring Ecosystems with Steve Hawley
December 7, 2011 – Japanese Evacuation and Internment, the Hood River Story with Maija & Niko Yasui
November 2, 2011 – This Land was Their Land- the Life of Ellen Chenowith Underwood and the Early History of the Columbia River Gorge with Cheryl Mack

March 17, 2011 – The Columbia Gorge: Can we love it without loving it to death? with Kevin Gorman
February 17, 2011 – Seeing the Forest for the Place: A View on Forests & Timber Extraction with Jay McLaughlin
January 20, 2011 – Our Mid-Columbia Skies with Jim White
December 16, 2010 – Bird’s Eye View with Tim Pitz
November 18, 2010 – Sacred Landscapes & Traditional Cultural Resources with Rick McClure
October 28, 2010 – Marking Our Territory: How to Read Local Landscapes with Reiko Hillyer