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The Placer Life

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The Placer Life shares gripping, touching, humorous or interesting stories of the amazing people and places of beautiful Placer County -- California’s best kept secret. From harrowing tales of wilderness survival to fascinating oral history from Placer’s greatest generation, hear from the real people of Placer why it’s the best place on earth to live, work, play and learn - and why we are proud to enjoy what we call the Placer Life. The Placer Life is a production of Placer County, California.

The Placer Life shares gripping, touching, humorous or interesting stories of the amazing people and places of beautiful Placer County -- California’s best kept secret. From harrowing tales of wilderness survival to fascinating oral history from Placer’s greatest generation, hear from the real people of Placer why it’s the best place on earth to live, work, play and learn - and why we are proud to enjoy what we call the Placer Life. The Placer Life is a production of Placer County, California.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Placer Life shares gripping, touching, humorous or interesting stories of the amazing people and places of beautiful Placer County -- California’s best kept secret. From harrowing tales of wilderness survival to fascinating oral history from Placer’s greatest generation, hear from the real people of Placer why it’s the best place on earth to live, work, play and learn - and why we are proud to enjoy what we call the Placer Life. The Placer Life is a production of Placer County, California.

Language:

English

Contact:

530-886-4646


Episodes

The Placer Dead Returns: The Haunting of Butterworth's

10/24/2019
The Placer Dead has returned! Would you stay the night in a house you knew to be haunted? Lois Larimore did exactly that and lived to tell the tale. She shares her experience and other creepy happenings from her youth while working at the old Butterworth's restaurant in Old Auburn. Lois also shares a celebrity ghost sighting that's not to be missed! Listen on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-placer-life/id1183505610#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F701182282...

Duration:00:19:18

The Placer Dead: Real-life Ghost Stories from Placer's Museums

10/3/2019
In this Halloween episode of "The Placer Life," we bring you tales of first-hand encounters with the supernatural in Placer County - at our Historic Courthouse and the Bernhard Museum. Hear how these ghost stories bring Placer's history to life and learn about more ways Placer County Museums can help you can commune with Placer's dead this Halloween season. Read more about the people behind the stories: https://adobe.ly/2MbI9Ep A transcript of this episode is available at:...

Duration:00:40:59

Hopeless to home - Episode 3

1/7/2019
Welcome back to The Placer Life as we continue our look at the Whole Person Care program, focused on moving people out of chronic homelessness. In the last two episodes we introduced you to three members of the program whose paths had been different but all had led them to homelessness. This episode takes a closer look at Whole Person Care staff, and what they do every day to ensure that these people don’t fall through the cracks. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2RBRmKN

Duration:00:24:46

Hopeless to home - Episode 1

1/7/2019
Learn how Whole Person Care came to be in Placer County, and meet two members whose different paths led them to homelessness. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2HbtKbU

Duration:00:38:59

Hopeless to home - Episode 4

1/7/2019
In the final episode of our miniseries, we explore housing and the creative ways the Whole Person Care program, and its partners, are finding solutions even when every sign in Placer County seems to say ‘no vacancy.’ TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2RfUcWM

Duration:00:37:26

Hopeless to home - Episode 2

1/7/2019
Welcome back to The Placer Life as we continue our look at Whole Person Care, the county’s innovative pilot program to help chronically homeless people get back on their feet and off the street. This episode looks at how the program tackles medical services and challenges. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2H1E9XS

Duration:00:38:00

Hopeless to home - Prologue

1/7/2019
Placer County’s Whole Person Care program launched in 2017 with a lofty goal of helping homeless people with the most severe needs. Since then it has connected the dots for those who had once fallen through the cracks. In a four-part miniseries of “The Placer Life,” we follow three clients of the program as they make the journey from homeless to home. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2seuenv

Duration:00:07:45

Beating Cancer: Justin Wages’ Story of the Healing Power of Nature

9/28/2017
When faced with a serious cancer diagnosis and a series of setbacks, Justin Wages, a land manager with the Placer Land Trust, found a unique connection with nature that helped him not only heal but thrive. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2N8Kd08

Duration:00:23:53

A Return to Grace: A Story of Drugs, Child Abuse and the Road to Recovery

5/3/2017
When Grace — a pseudonym — was at her lowest point, her 3-week-old son was taken away because she was breastfeeding him while using heroin and meth, in a household riddled with substance abuse and domestic violence. But that wasn’t where her story ended. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2tkNctd

Duration:00:28:43

Hugging George Lucas: Placer artist Frank Ordaz’s journey from Star Wars to the Sierra

12/22/2016
Before setting up shop in Auburn, artist Frank Ordaz helped create the iconic worlds of “Star Wars, “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones.” Hear what it was like to work on those groundbreaking movies and how living in Placer County informs his art today in our latest episode of “The Placer Life.” A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2Bzydjr

Duration:00:24:42

Lost in the Wilderness: The Story of Cody Michael

12/6/2016
It was supposed to be just a quick overnight hike for Cody Michael and his dog, Bauer. But, losing his trail in the snow, Cody found himself lost in one of the most rugged areas of Placer County for four days and, he thought, possibly forever. Cody, his father, Howard, and Sgt. Ty Conners of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office share the most detailed account yet of Cody’s harrowing story, the tremendous lengths undertaken to find him and advice for how to stay safe if you are ever lost in the...

Duration:01:58:41

Betty Samson: Placer's Original 'Rosie the Riveter'

11/10/2016
Living near Auburn is an original Rosie the Riveter, 91-year old Betty Samson. Here, Betty talks about working as a plane engine mechanic in support of the war effort in the 1940s, what life was like during that time and what Veterans Day means to her now. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2RWJe3X

Duration:00:14:59