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PreserveCast Ep110: [Happy Halloween] Exploring America’s Haunted History with Colin Dickey

PreserveCast Ep110: [Happy Halloween] Exploring America’s Haunted History with Colin Dickey

October 7, 2019

As preservationists, we here at PreserveCast are usually concerned with the physical history: what we can know from the cold hard facts in front of us.

But seeing as how it’s October and Halloween is around the corner, we thought we’d talk a little about haunted history.

Author Colin Dickey joined host Nick Redding to talk about the history of ghost stories and share what we can learn from the places that scare us.

If you've ever wondered why American horror stories typically feature an old Victorian mansion or forgotten roadside motel...this episode is for you!

PreserveCast Ep. 31: Saving the Numero Uno Taco Bell

PreserveCast Ep. 31: Saving the Numero Uno Taco Bell

August 7, 2017

Every once in a while we in the preservation community can do with a pick me up; a preservation story where in spite of the challenges, people's better nature prevails. And honestly that is the case with our guests this week, Matt Prince of Taco Bell, and Katie Rispoli Keaotamai of We Are The Next. With the support of Taco Bell, the local Conservancy of Downey, CA, and countless taco-loving citizens, Katie and Matt spearheaded the movement to save the building that was home to the very first Taco Bell. Stick around to hear how a few individuals and a corporate citizen who is willing to listen made national news. This is PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/08/07/matt-prince-katie-rispoldi-keaotamai-saving-the-first-taco-bell-in-california/

PreserveCast Ep. 29: Glass, Gas, and the Past: Neon Sign Preservation and Restoration

PreserveCast Ep. 29: Glass, Gas, and the Past: Neon Sign Preservation and Restoration

July 24, 2017

Although not always the first thing to come to mind as a cultural resource in need of preservation, neon signs are a unique form of art that exist at the crossroads of 20th century popular history and the preservation of what can make a community unique. And they look cool doing it. Join us as Paul Greenstein, an expert in creating and restoring neon signage from Los Angeles, CA, shares some of his knowledge of how exactly neon works, what it takes to restore an old sign, and the state of the neon sign community today. So shine on, you crazy noble gases, this is PreserveCast!

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/07/24/paul-greenstein-neon-sign-preservation-and-restoration/

PreserveCast Ep. 28: We Are The Next: Youth Engagement in the 21st Century

PreserveCast Ep. 28: We Are The Next: Youth Engagement in the 21st Century

July 17, 2017

Historic Preservation is meant to keep the best parts of the past alive so that future generations can partake in these shared cultural resources. But what is the point of that if future generations aren't interested, or simply don't know how to approach the world of preservation? Thankfully, Katie Rispoli Keaotamai, the founder and executive director of We Are The Next, is here to share about the work her nonprofit is doing to help youth in traditionally underserved and overlooked communities learn how to be active citizens, and understand the value of preserving their neighborhoods and communities. Katie's joining us from Southern California, but her message applies around the world because this is PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/07/17/katie-rispoli-keaotamai-we-are-the-next-youth-engagement-in-the-21st-century/

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