‘Hear in the Gorge’ Launch Party

Let your ears lead you on audio explorations through this amazing place we call home, the Columbia River Gorge. Hear in the Gorge is a new series of radio-documentary styled podcasts that delve deeply into stories unique to the Gorge, in ways you’ve not heard before.

Everyone is welcome to the Hear in the Gorge Launch Party, May 17th, 6-8 pm, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Hear outtakes from interviews that capture the history and spirit of the Gorge. Download the first podcast and subscribe to the series while you enjoy complimentary light appetizers, a no-host bar, meet your neighbors and learn more about the Gorge’s storied history and culture.

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The first 4 podcasts in the series explore the experiences 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. These 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.

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 Rafting & Kayaking, Bridgeside and Riverside Restaurants, The Griffin House, and Griffith Motors. It could not have happened without the talent and energy of Amanda Lawrence, Sarah Fox, Lloyd DeKay, and the dedicated team of Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Alliance.

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