Adventures In History - Archives

Since 2010, KAST 1370 News and Talk, has aired an exciting local talk show every Wednesday at 12:30 pm.  The half hour of edutainment – entertaining, educational history has been hosted by Clatsop County Historical Society Executive Director Mac Burns and Paulette McCoy, who served as the Executive Director of the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration in 2011 and has roots in Clatsop County dating back to the mid-1800s!  Each week, Mac & Paulette and their guests explore some exciting aspect of history – sometimes local, sometimes global, but always exciting.

This project has been funded in part by the museum grant program, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

By Year:   2010   2011  

Sep 07, 2011
Dan Hauer and John Nieman from the Astoria Railroad Preservation Association talk about the efforts to restore a steam locomotive and an upcoming open house for the public to check out their progress.  Listen to see how Walt Disney fits into the story!

Aug 31, 2011
Paulette chats with her cousin Kevin Leahy about growing up in Astoria, his career, and his new job as Executive Director of CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) and the Small Business Development Center.

Jun 15, 2011
Ft. George Brewery co-owners Chris Nemlowill and Jack Harris are on hand to talk about their brewery, the Lovell Building, and one of their favorite subjects; care to guess what it is?

Jun 11, 2011
Rob Hyman from Interplay Experience Design discusses the development of the Oregon Film Museum and the new interactive filming experience at the museum.

Jun 08, 2011
Saara Mathews, third-generation Astorian and owner of Finnware, promotes the upcoming Astoria Scandanavian Mid-Summer Festival and tells all about her store.

May 25, 2011
Retired University of Tulsa History Professor Dr. James P. Ronda discusses the Astor party and his groundbreaking book Astoria and Empire.

Apr 06, 2011
City of Astoria Community Development Director Brett Estes and City Planner Rosemary Johnson promote the first ever City Historic Preservation Fair and discuss downtown revitalization.

Feb 09, 2011
Columbia Memorial Hospital Marketing Manager Paul Mitchell talks about the history of the hospital and his own background in broadcasting.

Jan 12, 2011
CCHS Board member, Astoria Bicentennial Celebration Co-Chairman, and home town boy Vern Fowler talks about growing up in Astoria the son of a doctor.

Dec 29, 2010
Dr. Robert Carson, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Whitman College, teaches Mac & Paulette about the geology of the region, starting 15 million years ago. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and jetty rocks this show has it all.

Dec 22, 2010
Paulette talks a little of John Day and the overland group; the history of Holiday Traditions is discussed.

Dec 15, 2010
Paulette gives an update on the Tonquin as it visits the Falkland Islands.

Dec 08, 2010
Ken & Lynn Lomax, descendants of the James Welch Family, one of the earliest pioneer families in Clatsop County, chat about their family.

Dec 01, 2010
Mac discusses his Stand By Me trip to Brownsville, Oregon. Paulette gives an update on the Tonquin and Astor Party.

Nov 24, 2010
Mac and Paulette discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Mmmm. . .pass me a slice of eel, please.

Nov 10, 2010
James Kelly, a descendant of Astor Party member Russell Farnham, discusses Farnham’s life and adventures.

Oct 27, 2010
Astoria City Councilor and owner of Astoria Granite Works, Russ Warr talks about the history of his company and tombstones.

Oct 20, 2010
Carol Lambert discusses her family history dating back to early Oregon & Washington pioneers in the 1850s and her book “Letters to Louise” about the eightyear courtship of her grandparents.

Oct 06, 2010
Independent Insurance Agent David Reid discusses the history of AFLAC and the infamous AFLAC Duck advertising campaign.

Sep 15, 2010
Astoria Fire Chief Lenard Hansen discusses his early involvement as a fireman (beginning at age four!) and some of the great Astoria fires.

Sep 01, 2010
Retired school teacher and longtime Clatsop County Historical Society volunteer Evelyn Hankel returns to talk about the origins of Cumtux, the CCHS quarterly journal.

Aug 25, 2010
Mac talks about the Oregon Film Museum website. Mac & Paulette page through the 1961 150th Commemorative Program. The official Astoria Bicentennial Celebration song is revealed.

Aug 11, 2010
Executive Director of the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, Skip Hauke discusses 110 years of the grocery business in Astoria.

Jul 28, 2010
Tiffany Estes talks about her local company Whole Brain Creative, which designed the logos for the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration and the Oregon Film Museum. She also discusses the latest news from the Astoria Downtown Association.

Jul 21, 2010
Dan Bartlett, retired Astoria City Manager and allaround Beer Geek, discusses the Astoria Ale Trail and the history of beer in Astoria. Dave Pearson from the Columbia River Maritime Museum is special cohost.

Jul 14, 2010
Mac and Paulette discuss the Astor Party organizing and recruiting in Canada before heading west across the continent. So that’s where the phrase “feather in his cap” comes from!

Jul 07, 2010
Andrew Bornstein talks fish and the history of his family business, Bornstein’s Seafoods, founded in the 1930s.

Jun 30, 2010
Retired school teacher and longtime Clatsop County Historical Society volunteer Evelyn Hankel returns to discuss the pioneering and early history of the Van Dusen family.

Jun 23, 2010
Willis Van Dusen, Mayor of Astoria, shares the history of Pepsi, Van Dusen Beverages, and a few stories about growing up in Astoria. He also reenacts his dramatic performance in the movie “Free Willy.”

Jun 16, 2010
Executive Director of the Liberty Theater, Rosemary Baker Monaghan talks about her early career in forest management and provides an overview of the upcoming schedule for the theater, including a special fundraising birthday party for Michael Foster.

Jun 09, 2010
Local Architect, Historic Preservation expert, and alligator wrestler John Goodenberger shares stories of his travels, his love of the Flavel story, and his work on the 4th grade curricula book for the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration.

May 19, 2010
City Councilor, Restaurateur, and hometown boy, Peter Roscoe discusses the making of the film St. Helens.

Apr 28, 2010
Sam Rascoe, the Director of Marketing for the Clatsop County Historical Society, chats about the CCHS photograph collection.

Apr 21, 2010
Pacific Power Community Relations Manager Sheila Holden discusses the history of Pacific Power and their plans to plant 200 trees in Astoria to mark their 100th birthday.

Apr 14, 2010
City Councilor Arline LaMear talks about her job as librarian at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. She also discusses Pacific Power’s 100th birthday gift of 200 trees to the city of Astoria.

Mar 31, 2010
Mac & Paulette talk about movies made in Oregon, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, The Great Race, and Paint Your Wagon.

Mar 24, 2010
David Szymanski, Superintendent of the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, discusses National Heritage Areas, Fort Clatsop, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, and tries to enroll Mac & Paulette in the Junior Ranger program.

Mar 17, 2010
Deputy Director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum Dave Pearson talks about their newest exhibit “Crossing the Bar” and their planned Bicentennial exhibit featuring the artwork of Cleveland Rockwell.

Mar 10, 2010
Retired school teacher and longtime Clatsop County Historical Society volunteer Evelyn Hankel discusses her family history.