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Many Stories, One State



In this new podcast, created and hosted by Open Campus, we share stories from around the state – to broaden and deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. Subscribe and Listen on:

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Latest Podcast

04: A Parallel Cultural Story of Hood River Valley History with Maija Yasui

In this episode, we talk with Maija Yasui who was born and raised in Hood River, Oregon. Maija’s family came to the community as part of the wave of Finnish immigrants who settled in the years between 1900 and 1915. She later married into a Japanese family who had also immigrated to the Valley. 

Maija has been a long-time community activist working to preserve and honor the local history of Japanese Americans, including the atrocity of their imprisonment during World War II. Here, she shares her family's intertwining stories of these immigrant communities.

To learn more about the history of Japanese Americans in Oregon please visit the following resources:

The History Museum of Hood River County at:

The Japanese American Museum of Oregon at: 


Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence by Linda Tamura:

The Hood River Issei: An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley by Linda Tamura:

Family Gathering directed by Lise Yasui:

Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice co-directed by Holly Yasui:

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Other Recent Podcasts

03: Connecting Through Our Stories with Monserrat Alegría

In this episode, we talk with Monserrat Alegría, OSU Extension Open Campus and Juntos Coordinator in Jackson and Josephine Counties and gatherer of stories, particularly from the Latino community in Southern Oregon. Monserrat also shares her position with Southern Oregon University's Latino/a/x Programs.

To learn more about Open Campus and Juntos, please visit our website at, to learn more about SOU's Latino/a/x Programs, please visit their website at:, and to learn more about The Hearth, please visit their website at:

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02: Preserving the History of Black Oregonians with Zachary Stocks

In this episode, we talk with Zachary Stocks, Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers, a historical society dedicated to preserving and presenting the experiences of African Americans statewide by researching, recognizing, and commemorating the history and heritage of African Americans in Oregon. To learn more about Oregon Black Pioneers, please visit their website at: 

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01: My Hair My Health PDX with Joyce Senior Angulo and Adejoke Babatunde

In this episode, we talk with Joyce Senior Angulo and Adejoke Babatunde, the cofounders of the innovative My Hair My Health PDX program which brings Black women together for mutual empowerment and connection. To learn more about My Hair My Health PDX, please visit their website at: 

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00: Welcome to One Oregon

Welcome to One Oregon: Many Stories, One State where we share stories that broaden and deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. In this episode, hosts Ann Harris and Emily Henry share their Oregon stories and what led them to create this podcast.

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   Open Campus and Juntos Coordinator, Hood River and Wasco Counties

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