In this episode, the sounds of The Jack Benny Show, a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the music of Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston take us back to 1934. On the morning of July 11th, the Douglas-fir trees of North Portland’s Pier Park acted as shields, witnesses, and later symbols to one of the most dramatic and violent scenes of Portland’s labor history known as “Bloody Wednesday.” This podcast is an abridged version of a research paper written by Ryan Wisnor.
Host: Ryan Wisnor
Research: Ryan Wisnor
Voice of Matthew Meehan: Bruce Rash
Voice of Julia Ruuttila: Lara Lee Ingram
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