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What Era Would You Visit?

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What past era would you like to travel back to and why?

Art Boards

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By Trevor Kekke Trevor Kekke has been a busy guy. Not only did he write this month’s In the Past article sharing his tale of...

Open Air Museum: Donner Summit Hub

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Unless you know the area, it’s hard to know where to go for your Donner Summit adventures. A new open-air museum atop Donner Summit, a trailhead of trailheads, aims to help folks find their way.

Speak With Care

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Language matters. This My Shot reflects on a popular former opinion piece which discussed new residents avoiding being an “invasive species,” and why, historically and looking toward a brighter future, we need to avoid such characterization.

The Chinese Question

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Racism toward Chinese people runs deep in Truckee’s history, which is a direct through-line to today’s ramp-up in anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes. This My Shot addresses how we have to be vigilant against this continued threat.

Removing ‘Squaw’ from Tahoe’s Washoe Lands

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Episode 73 | September 17, 2020

As the Squaw Valley ski resort moves forward with a name change, businesses and the county prepare to complement the decision. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.

A Blast into the Past

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Episode 66 | August 25, 2020

A peek into some of Truckee’s history from the town’s oldest living native Italian, Eugene Gini. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft

A Tale of the River Streets

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Eugene Gini, 89, has lived in Truckee all his life. Owner of the riverside Moonshine office, he shares stories from over the decades including unplowed roads and segregated neighborhoods.

July 23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Dog days with a canine forensics expert

Kayle is an 11-year-old who searches for human remains using her nose. This trained border collie and her owner, John Grebenkemper, have helped add clarity to what is known about famous Donner Party’s campsites. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.

July 8, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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A look into the Martis, Maidu, and Washo tribes — those who found a home in the Tahoe/Truckee region long before the White Euro-American people did. Information provided by the Truckee-Donner Historical Society; broadcast by Alex Hoeft.