Hear in the Gorge
About This Show
Gorge Owned presents Hear in the Gorge, a podcast that will change your sense of place.
This audio companion to the popular Sense of Place lecture series captures some of the most gripping and moving narratives that we’ve ever heard about the Columbia River Gorge.
Most Recent Episode
Almost Home: Hear in the Gorge, episode #1
JAPANESE HISTORY IN THE HOOD RIVER VALLEY
In 2015, Min Yasui was the first Oregonian to ever receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom - our nation's highest civilian honor. Min was first generation Japanese American, born right here in Hood River. His father, Masuo, had immigrated from Japan and become a respected leader in the small community. But this is far from a simple success story. It includes FBI spying, unexpected death, the largest mass incarceration in U.S. history, and a small town in Oregon struggling with newfound notoriety. This is an immigrant story turned national narrative, one still relevant more than a century later.
music: Blue Dot Sessions, Kai Engel, and Poddington Bear.
archival audio from: Minoru Yasui, Oct. 23, 1983, Steven Okazaki Collection, DDR_densho_1012_3_13, Densho