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Hanford: Our River Runs Through It

Coming January 10 Sense of Place lecture series - Hanford: Our River Runs Through it The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned for a panel discussion that will explore the history of...

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Woody Guthrie Podcast Now Available

Get your ears ready for the Thursday, Nov. 8, release of “Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs”, the next captivating podcast in the Hear in the Gorge podcast series. It’s a remarkable remembrance and celebration of one of America’s best known protest folksingers who went to work for a very short while for the federal government. 

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Hear in the GorgeWhen folksinger Woody Guthrie strolled into the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, he played a song or two on his guitar, filled out some paperwork, and was hired by the federal government to write songs about dams on the Columbia River. And then, just as abruptly as it began, this odd-couple story came to an end.

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