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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.

August 25, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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A blast into the past

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.

Truckee Springs Eternal

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From Washoe Tribe stomping grounds to industrialization to an ice palace — Truckee Springs has seen it all and looks forward to a happily-ever-after ending.

Lake Tahoe’s Building Boom in the Roaring Twenties

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Lake Tahoe was targeted for a national park in the 1910s, but with the wealth of the Roaring Twenties, rampant development moved in and gave rise to three private estates that now function as attractions in of themselves.

Horsing Around Downtown

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The most common pack animal that can be seen in downtown Truckee these days is an automobile, but in 1907, before these noisy beasts took over, helpful horses used to “break the plaza,” aka compact the snow to enable people to travel on skis and sleds.

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