GO! kicks off podcast effort designed to broaden Gorge discovery

A Gorge podcast series?

About the region’s history?

Designed to broaden awareness of the region as culturally complex long before the arrival of … well, boardheads?

You got it. Thanks to a partnership with several Gorge tourism groups, the Gorge Owned Business network has been working to create the GO! Hear in the Gorge Podcast series.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, GO! will host a podcast Launch Party at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. The series is an audio companion to GO’s Sense of Place lecture series. Hear in the Gorge includes radio-documentary podcasts that tell stories unique to the Gorge:

  • the experience of the region’s Japanese American residents during World War II,
  • the Crag Rats – oldest mountain rescue team in the country,
  • Woodie Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs,
  • and tribal life at in-lieu sites along the river.

The podcasts highlight archival audio, as well as storytelling from locals and experts, creating gripping and moving nonfiction narratives about the Columbia River Gorge and its heritage.

People attending the launch party can download the first podcast, subscribe to the series, and hear outtakes from interviews that capture the history and spirit of the Gorge.

Light appetizers and a no-host bar will be available.

Hear in the Gorge is made possible by a grant from Travel Oregon and sponsorship support from Portland Spirit Cruises and Events, Mt Adams Chamber of Commerce, Maryhill Museum of Art, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Wet Planet, Bridgeside and Riverside Restaurants.

Production talent included Sarah Fox, Lloyd DeKay, and the dedicated team of Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Alliance.


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