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Gov. McCall gets ‘Kick Ass Oregon History’ treatment

Podcast’s Doug Kenck-Crispin to give amusing presentation on state figure

Published on November 15, 2017 12:01AM

Doug Kenck-Crispin, resident historian for the podcast “Kick Ass Oregon History”

Courtesy Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Doug Kenck-Crispin, resident historian for the podcast “Kick Ass Oregon History”

Doug Kenck-Crispin discusses the legacy of Oregon Gov. Tom McCall.

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Doug Kenck-Crispin discusses the legacy of Oregon Gov. Tom McCall.


CANNON BEACH — Don’t miss a rousing, funny, spirited presentation on Oregon Gov. Tom McCall by Doug Kenck-Crispin, resident historian of the podcast “Kick Ass Oregon History,” during a free meeting of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s membership 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

This event is free and open to the public. And there will be beer.

Kenck-Crispin will discuss McCall to celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of HB1601, the McCall Beach Bill. McCall is known by many as the man who kept Oregon’s beaches open to the public, but he was so much more: He was an environmental governor, war hawk, Republican, documentarian and politician.

Kenck-Crispin, who is originally from Spokane, Washington, came with his family in 1982 and settled in North Portland.

After walking the Earth like Caine for a decade and a half, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Portland State University with a minor in Judaic Studies. Kenck-Crispin then completed his master’s degree in history at PSU. His thesis is titled “Charles A. Moose: Race, Community Policing, and Portland’s First African American Police Chief.” He is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Sara Glasgow Cogan Scholarship.

Kenck-Crispin has been featured in Imbibe and Portland Monthly magazines, OPB’s “Oregon Experience,” “Think Out Loud,” “Weekend Edition” and the season premiere of Esquire TV’s “Best Bars in America.” Oh — and the PSU Vanguard, too! He has written for Portland Monthly, Street Roots and the Willamette Week.

In addition, he hosts various historical speaking series, field trips and historical tours across the state that connect people with Oregon. Still a North Portland resident, he enjoys piña coladas, and loves getting caught in the rain.

For more information, call the museum (1387 S. Spruce St.) at 503-436-9301, visit cbhistory.org or find it on Facebook.



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