Ralph Olson (R) talking with his friend Jeff Winn (L) about his career and experience as a hop grower, inspector, and seller.
Ralph Olson was one of the early pioneers in the hop industry in and around Yakima. In this week’s StoryCorps Northwest, he talks with his friend Jeff Winn about his lifelong career with this important crop.
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 StoryCorps Northwest Leo Figgs shares with you his own near death experience and the tragic suicide of his son, Isaac.
Harriet Davis was born in the early part of the 20th century in Minnesota. From an early age Harriet was raised to be confident and strong. This week on StoryCorps Northwest Harriet shares a couple of stories from her rough-and-tumble childhood and her journey to the Pacific Northwest.
What does your name mean to you? For teacher Jennie Honanie, having an Indian name reminds her of how easily the Yakima Sahaptin language is being forgotten. Jennie joined us at the StoryCorps 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.
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 StoryCorps 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.