Arts & Culture

Viz City interviewed Christopher St. John on Monday, March 11 for a broadcast date of Wed. March 20, 2019

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents “Singing the Animal, Singing the Earth: Shelly Fredenberg & Christopher St. John” Exhibit Dates: February 22 - March 27


Jenny Graham / Ashland Shakespeare Festival

Photographer Jon Christopher Meyers
Sandy Brown Jensen

You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.  I’d like to introduce photographer Jon Christopher Meyers and his very special project:

Karen Richards


All nine Oregon tribes have Cultural Resources departments. Some have archaeologists on staff, others have museums or archives. In recent years, the number of donations of cultural artifacts is soaring. Here's the next installment of our “Native Oregon Voices” series.

NPR Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about his job and some of the stories he's covering. He is in Eugene for a public talk Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the UO Knight Library. 

Melorie Begay

Minority Voices Theatre, in collaboration with the University of Oregon and the Very Little Theatre, will produce its first full production this month. The play is a part of an ongoing effort to increase theatre involvement among marginalized communities. 

Tyler Haycraft

If you’re a beer aficionado who likes developing strength, flexibility, and a sense of well-being, you’ll want to roll out a mat at the annual KLCC Brewfest this weekend.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the trend of “beer yoga.”

Craig Cheshire in his Portland home studio
Sandy Brown Jensen

Craig Cheshire at Karin Clarke's "Five Oregon Painters"

Photo courtesy of Anne Mavor

An art installation aimed at disrupting racism with history and self-reflection is coming to the Runyan Gallery in Newport this Friday. ‘I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming The Legacy of Oppression’ by Portland-based artist Anne Mavor features life-sized portraits, narratives and audio stories. 

Painter Susan Applegate in her home studio in Yoncalla, Oregon, preparing for the "Visual Magic" show at JSMA
Sandy Brown Jensen

Susan Applegate

Date of Interview: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Jan. 23, 2019


Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2019 to May 12, 2019


Angela Kellner / KLCC

Five players from the Eugene area have qualified for the state pinball championship. And this is the first year Eugene is hosting the state pinball tourney.

Brian Bull / KLCC

As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Lane Community College invited CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers to be its keynote speaker today. In 2006, when he was 22, Sellers became the youngest elected member of the South Carolina General Assembly.  Prior to his talk at Lane, Sellers stopped by KLCC and talked with interim news director, Brian Bull. 

Poster inviting the public to the Dot Dotson Show
Sandy Brown Jensen

Rachel McDonald

Retired KLCC reporter, Frank Nearing, turns 100 Wednesday, January 9th. Nearing covered school board meetings, the Lane County Commissioners and more in his long tenure with the station. Listen back to this interview with Nearing conducted by KLCC's Claude Offenbacher from 2014.

Chris Lehman

Some of the roughly 17,000 historic artifacts recovered from the construction site of a new police station in Salem are on public display until December 30 at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Charles Roehrich mans Booth #188 at the Holiday Market 2018 and displays his watercolors of Oregon scenes.
Photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

Happy Holidays! This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’’s Arts Review Program.

You're looking here at the main stage gallery of the Maude Kerns Art Center, beautifully curated by Executive Director Michael Fishe
Photo by Sandy Brown Jensen

Viz City Interview with Michael Fisher, Curator of the MKAC Member’s Show 2018

Date of Interview: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Dec. 5, 2018

RE:  Maude Kerns Art Center’s  “Art For All Seasons” Annual Membership Show and Club Mud Ceramics Sale.

The Caldera Songwriters group will hold a benefit concert on December 14th for the Egan Warming Center. Beth Wood and Laura Golden join Dan Plaster on KLCC's Front Porch to preview the concert.

Chris Lehman

Oregon’s iconic Bottle Bill is being celebrated with a new sculpture in Salem. In 1971, Oregon became the first state in the nation to require a deposit on beverage containers for soda and beer. That landmark legislation is the inspiration for a new nine-foot-tall steel and aluminum sculpture in downtown Salem.


Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon School of Art and Design has a new building in downtown Eugene. The faculty studios are now in the old Willamette Stationery on Oak Street.

African Children's Choir

The African Children's Choir, made up of Ugandan kids age 8-10, is performing across Oregon this month.

Good Gardening: Adapting To Climate Change

Dec 3, 2018
John Fischer

Here's a quote from the March 1895 Eugene weather summary written in early April.    "While the coast range passes are still blocked by snow, they are expected to open in the next two weeks".  Yes the weather is different, and we must adapt to the changes in the way we garden.

Visiting Conductor Tito Munoz, Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony, joins KLCC's Jill Torres to discuss the upcoming Eugene Symphony concert featuring music from the film The Red Violin at the Hult Center on Thursday. 

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The term “Two Spirit” in Native American culture often describes a person possessing both male and female spirits.  And they’ve been around well before the Santa Maria or the Mayflower dropped anchor. And while “Two Spirit” has been used for Indians who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender…many say there’s more to it than that. KLCC’s Brian Bull explores a community that’s finding its voice again after generations of oppression, prejudice, and oversight.

Baseem Youssef, the comedian known as the Jon Stewart of the Middle East comes to Eugene Friday for a show at the Hult Center. He talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald by phone ahead of his appearance.

Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about his new book, "Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures"

Kathryn Claire

Violist, guitarist and singer-songwriter Kathryn Claire joins Dan Plaster in the KLCC studios during The Front Porch program on Sunday. Claire performs winter songs at Tsunami Bookstore in Eugene on Friday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m.

A new monument for Eugene’s historic Mims House is being celebrated this weekend by the local NAACP. The organization is holding the event to encourage inclusion.