About This Show
Beyond Footnotes is a history-themed podcast on local KPSU, sponsored by Portland State University’s Department of History, and run by history student, Robert Campbell. Beyond Footnotes bi-weekly show features interviews with the talented faculty and students of PSU, providing a forum for local historians to share their work with each other and the community.
The show was co-created and formerly hosted by Ryan Wisnor and Joshua Justice of Dive Audio.
Most Recent Episode
Joshua Justice and Ryan Wisnor | Detroit Riots and Powell's Rally
In this farewell episode to Joshua and Ryan we ask what they have been working on at Portland State.
Joshua has been researching the Detroit 12th street riots following a police raid on July 23, 1967. It thoroughly explores the reactions to the riot from not only local sources but also from national sources.
Ryan’s project has been to research the Portland May Day rally of 2000. This rally closed down Powell’s Books for only the second time in its history, with many unions and labor organizations having a hand in it. This rally is an important tipping point in Portland’s labor history.
Joshua is an undergraduate student who will be completing his bachelors of history at the end of this term. He began his involvement in radio while hosting a weekly music show called Static + Distance. He tied his love of history into his love of radio with this podcast. He began his work on OPB’s State of Wonder in January 2016 and continues to work as a production assistant on the show.
Ryan moved to Portland in 2007 from Washington, D.C. Aside from making coffee and sandwiches for local food enthusiasts for the past decade, Ryan spends his time listening to podcasts and imagining a world in which foodservice workers are appreciated and compensated for their role in feeding society. Ryan began the Master’s in Public History program at PSU in 2014 and centers his research on labor and working-class history as documented through oral histories. Ryan is also the Vice President for the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association in Oregon.