• The Pacific Sentinel
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A podcast about history, collective consciousness, and the forces that drive current events by The Pacific Sentinel at Portland State University.


Collective Memory - Geraldine Ferraro
2020 Oct 2723m 12s
Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 election—she’s a Black woman who holds the distinction of being only the second African-American woman to be elected to the Senate, and the first South Asian-American senator in U.S. history. Her selection to be vice president is historic in many ways, and she stands as only the fourth woman to be nominated to a major-party ticket, after Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Geraldine Ferraro. Almost everyone knows who Hillary Clinton is, and most people are probably at least familiar with Sarah Palin. But Geraldine Ferraro’s groundbreaking 1984 run for vice president may be less familiar to younger people today, who didn’t live through that election.
Collective Memory - The Filibuster
2020 Oct 2715m
The filibuster has changed a lot since its introduction. The use of the filibuster has skyrocketed in recent years, and former President Barack Obama recently called it a “Jim Crow relic,” an obstacle to change. It was used throughout the history of the U.S. to block civil rights legislation, allowing a minority of segregationist senators to block any bill they wanted to. And it’s hugely consequential—it has influenced what legislation has passed out of Congress for over a century and a half.
Collective Memory - '65 and '92 LA Riots
2020 Oct 1528m 16s
This is Collective Memory, a podcast about history, collective consciousness, and the forces that drive current events. I’m your host, Nick Gatlin. This episode is part three of a three-part series on protest, civil unrest, and police response in the United States. Today, we’re talking about two of the most disruptive incidents in Los Angeles history: the 1965 Watts Riots, and the 1992 Rodney King Riots.
Collective Memory - 1936 UAW Strike
2020 Oct 1521m 28s
We’re going to talk about a UAW strike in Flint, Michigan that rocked the world. We’ll discuss the importance of this strike, how people experienced it at the time, and its lasting effects on the American labor movement. We’ll also talk about the numerous tactics the state used to crush the strike, up to and including raids by police armed with tear gas and guns.
Collective Memory - '67 Detroit Riots
2020 Oct 1316m 58s
This episode, we’re going to focus on one incident in the tumultuous Summer of 1967: the Detroit Race Riot. The riot—or uprising, as many call it—began with a police raid of an illicit bar on the city’s Near West Side, and ended with the U.S. Army and National Guard patrolling the streets, 43 people dead, 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 destroyed buildings. How did it get so bad? How did America react? And most importantly, what did we do afterward?
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