Christopher Shockey

As It Was Contributor

Christopher Shockey lives on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where before on-line streaming, JPR Classics and News was the only radio station he and his family could capture. It played from atop the refrigerator all day, and he heard Carol Barrett and Hank Henry’s As It Was each morning. Shockey has been a long-time JPR contributor and enjoys supporting the Southern Oregon Historical Society and JPR by digging up regional stories. His days are a chaotic combination of parenting,  day job, and dealing with whatever the climate and a homestead in the forest flings his way. Every day is different. Christopher can be found with his wife Kirsten, watering, mucking stalls, preserving harvests, making cheese, cleaning, dancing on the porch, planting trees, chopping firewood, hiking, reading, or writing.  At the end of the day they go to bed exhausted and knowing life is good.

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Health
11:21 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Tehama County Chinese Develop Truck Garden Companies

As It Was - Episode 2267

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History
9:52 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Ashland Council Proposes Hobos Work for Soup and Shelter

As It Was - Episode 2251

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History
9:26 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Rogue River Fisherman Tackles Monster Salmon

As It Was - Episode 2248 Famous for its runs of big Chinook salmon, the Rogue River draws fisherman from around the world anxious to apply their skills.  On an October evening in 1913 a monster fish put three regional businessmen to the test. Grants Pass banker Sam Baker and local clothier O. L. Ragan went fishing on the Jones Creek riffle after work.  Ragan soon hooked what he later described as a “whale of a fish.” Over 90 minutes, Ragan battled the fish to a draw, and as the day darkened he decided to tie his line to a nearby tree.

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