Brett Charvat http://nwpr.org en StoryCorps Northwest: Turning Bitterness Into Better Beer http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-turning-bitterness-better-beer <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ralph Olson was one of the early pioneers in the hop industry in and around Yakima. In this week’s </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Northwest, he talks with his friend Jeff Winn about his lifelong career with this important crop.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:10:30 +0000 Brett Charvat 38896 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Turning Bitterness Into Better Beer StoryCorps Northwest: A Near Death Experience http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-near-death-experience <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people across the world report experiences they've had when time slows down or they see a tunnel of bright light. These visions tend to accompany near death experiences. This week on </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Northwest Leo </span>Figgs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shares with you his own near death experience and the tragic suicide of his son, Isaac.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:37:09 +0000 Brett Charvat 38544 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: A Near Death Experience StoryCorps Northwest: Floating Like A Butterfly, Stinging Like A Bee http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-floating-butterfly-stinging-bee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harriet Davis was born in the early part of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century in Minnesota. From an early age Harriet was raised to be confident and strong. This week on </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Northwest Harriet shares a couple of stories from her rough-and-tumble childhood and her journey to the Pacific Northwest.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:37:21 +0000 Brett Charvat 38203 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Floating Like A Butterfly, Stinging Like A Bee StoryCorps Northwest: Words To Change A Nation http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-words-change-nation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garrett Scott grew up in the deep south at a time when segregation was the law of the land. Due to his friendships with African Americans Garrett decided to join the March for Freedom in Washington DC where Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous speech. In this week’s </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Northwest, he describes his experience to his daughter Sarah. Please be advised that the following interview contains a racial slur that some listeners may find offensive.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:56:25 +0000 Brett Charvat 37920 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Words To Change A Nation StoryCorps Northwest: Carrying The Language Of Her People http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-carrying-language-her-people <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does your name mean to you? For teacher Jennie </span>Honanie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, having an Indian name reminds her of how easily the Yakima </span>Sahaptin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> language is being forgotten. Jennie joined us at the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile recording booth to explain the importance of the language, culture and family that have driven her to continue to share her cultural traditions with the youth of the Yakima Valley.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:49:10 +0000 Brett Charvat 37597 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Carrying The Language Of Her People StoryCorps Northwest: At Age 102, Looking Back - And Ahead http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-age-102-looking-back-and-ahead <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Margaret Keyes </span>Hakel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is 102 years old, and remembers a lot about the history of the Yakima Valley. She told her friend </span>Ardith<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Carratt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about her childhood memories of her first school in </span>Moxee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Washington, going to Washington State College, and her </span>102nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday celebration, in which she gave advice on how to die.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:35:41 +0000 Brett Charvat 37232 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: At Age 102, Looking Back - And Ahead StoryCorps Northwest: Speaking For Those Without A Voice http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-speaking-those-without-voice <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank Harwood was given up for adoption when he was three days old. He was adopted into a three-generation family that gave Frank a great childhood, even when hard times forced them to live on wild game and public assistance. The </span>Harwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ran a camp for migrant workers. Frank talks about the men he met while living in the camp, and the impact they had on this life.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:38:56 +0000 Brett Charvat 36888 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Speaking For Those Without A Voice StoryCorps Northwest: Learning From Family History: Children of Divorce Breaking The Mold http://nwpr.org/post/storycorps-northwest-learning-family-history-children-divorce-breaking-mold <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kristi and Geoff </span>Trickett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> both grew up in divorced families, so when they married they were determined to make their relationship strong and positive. Now married for eight years, Kristi and Geoff </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">moved to Yakima so Kristi could attend medical school. They headed to the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile recording booth to talk about the experience that shaped their union.</span></p><p>Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:31:51 +0000 Brett Charvat 36512 at http://nwpr.org StoryCorps Northwest: Learning From Family History: Children of Divorce Breaking The Mold