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Reed Harkness

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Woodburn, OR is an agricultural town with a large Latinx population. In this episode, residents choose items that tell their immigrant stories and seemingly banal objects that they can’t live without.
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Cascade Locks, OR is a scenic town that was narrowly saved from a forest fire in 2017. This episode explores how almost losing everything changes one’s relationship to property and possessions.
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Happy Valley, OR is a storybook upper middle-class suburb known for being safe. Here residents reflect on the importance of maintaining that sense of safety through their material possessions.
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To us they’re mundane objects, but to them they’re priceless. House on Fire asks individuals to save one thing if their house were ablaze. The items they choose tell entire stories about culture, identity, and the true value of material possessions.
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Dignity Village and Kenton Women's Village, OR are self-run communities for previously homeless people. Being homeless has given some residents a uniquely profound perspective on material possessions.
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When a fire began at Oregon’s Eagle Creek last fall, more than 150 hikers found themselves trapped by fast-moving flames that would eventually burn more than 40,000 acres of the historic Columbia River Gorge. It was a traumatic fire, both for those who evacuated and those who stayed—and it was all started by a lit firework, thrown by a careless teenager.
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