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A daily (5-day-a-week) podcast feed of true Oregon stories -- of heroes and rascals, of shipwrecks and lost gold. Stories of shanghaied sailors and Skid Road bordellos and pirates and robbers and unsolved mysteries. An exploding whale, a couple shockingly scary cults, a 19th-century serial killer, several very naughty ladies, a handful of solid-brass con artists and some of the dumbest bad guys in the history of the universe. From the archives of the Offbeat Oregon History syndicated newspap ...
 
Join the Dive podcast every Saturday as we quickly cover the week's headlines, and then dive deeper into the big stories of the week. Host Hank Sanders sits down with the paper's staff as well as the biggest names in Portland to discuss the city and the events that change lives. The Dive podcast by Willamette Week is the best way to stay up to date with Portland's news, sports, arts, and culture.
 
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Join us as Brian continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser-known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility. I've accepted Jesus • https://willamette.cc/follow-christ • Let us know you made this decision, and we'll…
 
Steve Toll of ComForCare Home care joins us this week to talk about conditions that are labeled “reversible” dementia. Some forms of cognitive impairment mimic dementia but are actually treatable, and these are referred to as “reversible.” It’s a term that applies to any type of dementia caused by a condition that can be controlled, cured, or impro…
 
In this episode of the Dive Podcast, we interview one of Portland's leading pioneers in the food industry. James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley opened his innovative restaurant Paley's Place 26 years ago. Since then, Chef Paley has opened up several other acclaimed restaurants. After dealing with covid, protests, and Portland's homelessness …
 
Welcome, to This Is America, July 13th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak someone from the Willamette Action Collective, a grassroots autonomous anti-capitalist group organizing in the Portland, Oregon area. We speak about the realities on the ground in the Pacific Northwest as a recent heat wave has left hundreds dead and mutual aid... Read Fu…
 
When first reported, it looked like a simple murder-suicide. But it quickly became clear that it was something far more sinister — and the motives of the killer were uglier and more sordid than anyone had thought possible. (Brownsville, Linn County; 1860s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1708d.sidney-barbara-smith-murders-458.h…
 
On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with an anarchist from Cuba and a Cuban-American anarchist living in Miami about the recent wave of protests which have swept the island over the last few weeks. While the demonstrations took everyone by surprise, our guests argue that they are historic in that... Read Full Article…
 
What looked like a rotting-away hunk of scrap steel was a rare artifact of Portland's World War II shipbuilding industry — but the discovery was made just a few days too late. (Sauvie Island, Columbia and Multnomah County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1207e-rusty-lifeboat-turned-out-to-be-relic-of-second-world-war.htm…
 
By far the most embarrassing jailbreak in state history happened when a murderer simply walked out the back door of a Motel 6 during an unsupervised “date” with a woman officials thought was his fiancee. (Salem, Marion County; 1974) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1207c-carl-cletus-bowles-jailbreak-during-conjugal-visit.html)…
 
This is an episode in our weekly series titled 'Primary Source Tuesday.' Each Tuesday we have a reading from a particularly interesting historical item. Sometimes it's a historical tidbit that wasn't quite beefy enough to make a full column out of; other times, an especially interesting old newspaper article; frequently it's a short story from one …
 
Jovial and gregarious, Adelhelm Odermatt locked his sights on a vision of a hilltop monastery — and then deployed himself like a jovial, glad-handing, never-sleeping bombshell to make it happen. It was a near thing, but he pulled it off. (Mt. Angel, Marion County; 1880s, 1890s, 1900s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1505c.adelh…
 
Join us as we welcome Collin Mayjack, as he continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility. I've accepted Jesus • https://willamette.cc/follow-christ • Let us know you ma…
 
This week, Nadine Grzeskowiak, the gluten-free RN, joins us to explain celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and gluten-free diets. She explains how you can modify your lifestyle to live with celiac disease, starting by switching to foods without gluten. Nadine also talks about getting tested for celiac disease and how gluten-free eating c…
 
On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist musician, author, activist, and podcaster Margaret Killjoy, host of How to Live Like the World is Dying, which embraces the concept of preparedness, or “prepping,” from an anarchist perspective, while interviewing a whole host of guests about skills, infrastructure, a…
 
In this episode of the Dive Podcast, we interview the second most powerful person in Oregon, Shemia Fagan. Serving as the state's Secretary of State, we wanted to know what the person one heartbeat away from the Governor thought about a series of topics. We ask her about her performance and her accomplishments. We also give you some insight into a …
 
All through the summer of 1973, there was one song on the radio everywhere that you just couldn’t get away from: Jim Croce’s smash hit, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”Come to think of it, it’s been very difficult to get away from that song ever since Croce wrote it. You probably are humming it to yourself right now: “Bad, bad Leroy Brown, baddest man in th…
 
Of all the prisoners who tried to escape from Oregon's state prison, the "yeggs" were most successful — if “successful” is the right word. Their schemes for leaving the jailhouse behind included a tunneling scheme right out of “Shawshank.” (Salem, Marion County; 1890s, 1900s, 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1207d-safecra…
 
Searching for a fabulous source of gold formerly belonging to a friend who'd mysteriously disappeared, miners stumbled across Crater Lake. They never found the gold, though; could it be that it's still out there somewhere? (Crater Lake, Klamath County; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1207b-crater-lake-discovered-by-legen…
 
In this edition of Distant Voices, WW reporter Shannon Gormely interviews Scott Oviatt. Scott works for the Oregon branch of the Natural Ressources Conservation Service. He tells listeners about how the warm weather is affecting snowmelt and the consequences of the lack of snow that we are seeing. Also on the episode, WW reporter Sophie Peel interv…
 
This is an episode in our weekly series titled 'Primary Source Tuesday.' Each Tuesday we have a reading from a particularly interesting historical item. Sometimes it's a historical tidbit that wasn't quite beefy enough to make a full column out of; other times, an especially interesting old newspaper article; frequently it's a short story from one …
 
Charles “Black Bart” Bolton's neighbors in San Francisco thought his money came from ownership in gold mines. It turned out it came from furtive excursions northward to rob stagecoaches in Oregon and northern California. (Siskiyou Pass, Jackson County; 1870s, 1880s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1401d.black-bart-gentleman-sta…
 
Join us as we hear from Pastor Charles Mugisha, Founder and President of Africa New Life Ministries, as he continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility. I've accepted J…
 
Join us as we hear from Pastor Charles Mugisha, Founder and President of Africa New Life Ministries, as he continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser-known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility.Let us know you …
 
Amy Schmidt is the Managing Partner and Publisher (a.k.a. “Queen Bee”) of Retirement Connection. She discusses the organization’s retirement guide, which provides resources for those who want to age in place, as well as their families and friends who want to help. She’ll explain how the guide works and how you can get a free copy. Yes, it’s FREE! D…
 
On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Eric Laursen, author of The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State, who argues that everything we think we know about the creation and function of the political State is fundamentally wrong. During our conversation, Laursen lays out how the State did... Read Full Artic…
 
The Mindora and the Merrithew had docked next to each other in San Francisco, arrived within a few days of each other, wrecked within a few hours of each other, and washed up on the beach within a few miles of each other. (Columbia River Bar, Clatsop County; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1505b.mindora-merrithew-double-…
 
James Lappeus came to Portland from the gold fields of California, where he was a gambler, saloonkeeper and general mining-town rowdy. His career as a cop was dogged by rumors he'd offered to spring a murderer for a $1,000 bribe. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1850s, 1860s, 1870s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1207a-james-lappe…
 
Until Highway 101 was built in the 1930s, the beach was Arch Cape’s only road to the outside world — a fact that was Exhibit A in Governor Oswald West’s plan to save the beaches. (Arch Cape, Clatsop County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/H1011e-tiny-scary-hug-point-road-likely-saved-oregon-public-beaches.html)…
 
In this episode of Distant Voices, we feature an interview between Willamette Week Reporter Sophie Peel and Dr. Paul Loikith. Dr. Loikith is a climate expert and he tells listeners about the unprecedented heatwave that Portland experienced last week. We also air an interview between Willamette Week reporter May O'Hara and John McAfee. McAfee recent…
 
This is an episode in our weekly series titled 'Primary Source Tuesday.' Each Tuesday we have a reading from a particularly interesting historical item. Sometimes it's a historical tidbit that wasn't quite beefy enough to make a full column out of; other times, an especially interesting old newspaper article; frequently it's a short story from one …
 
On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with abolitionist Alex Vitale, author of the new book, The End of Policing. In our discussion, we look at the abolitionist movement one year after the George Floyd uprising, with Vitale arguing that we have seen a massive shift, both in terms of gains... Read Full Article…
 
But did Lischen M. Miller create the story of Muriel Trevenard, the mysterious young woman who came to Newport in the 1870s and vanished ... or did she merely write down a story that locals whispered to each other on stormy nights? (Newport, Lincoln County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1709a.muriel-trevenard-evan-macc…
 
Join us as Brian continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser-known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility. I've accepted Jesus • https://willamette.cc/follow-christ • Let us know you made this decision, and we'll…
 
As the owner and administrator of Visiting Angels of Willamette Valley, Mark Wang is in a position to share a lot of information about home health care. For example, what does home care mean? And what, exactly, does an in-home care agency do? How does home care work – and importantly, what is not included? How much does it cost, and who pays? In th…
 
Welcome, to This Is America, July 3rd, 2021. On today’s episode we launch straight into our discussion, where we tackle how the Right has built an AstroTurf campaign around the demonetization of ‘Critical Race Theory,’ and how this relates to broader attacks on basic rights. We then dive into a blow by blow of the... Read Full Article…
 
In this episode of the Dive Podcast, we interview U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. The topic of discussion? How f***ing hot it's been in Portland. We talk forest fires, global warming, and climate change legislation in this exclusive discussion with Senator Wyden. Thanks for listening to this episode and join us next week for another discussion with another…
 
State regulators didn't care, so neither did some dairy farmers, who left dead cows to rot among their dairy herds and brought milk to market in the same cans they used to slop the hogs; Portland led the nation in baby deaths as a result. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1900s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1208b-bad-milk-was-kil…
 
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