“American Identity in the Age of Trump” is the topic in Oregon Humanities Center’s next lecture in their “We the People” series. It will be given by journalist, novelist and playwright George Packer, whose latest book is The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America--a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado have created diverse and skilled music, individually and together. Stephanie’s solo work first came to public attention via her place on the Lilith Fair tour, and through subsequent albums that have ranged from trip-hop to acoustic; she’s also been a key part of the bands Dirty Martini and Swan Sovereign. Tony Furtado is a master of slide guitar and banjo, with around fifteen albums out; he’s also played with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and many others. Furthermore, he’s a fine sculptor.
Nikola Tesla’s inventions and imaginations crossed boundaries from electricity to wireless communications, from prescient genius to misguided theories. The life he lived spanned an equally wide and tumultuous range.
A couple in Bend have turned their passion for fermentation into a new business. KLCC’s Brian Bull visits the founders of Local Culture, a pair of teachers that are enjoying sweet success with sauerkraut.
Lane County History Museum’s new exhibit is Toys! Historic Playthings from Lane County. It includes artifacts and photographs from 1850 to 1950, giving a reflection of Oregon life through the eyes of kids at play. Exhibit curator Faith Kreskey speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about vintage toys and the evolving nature of play itself.
Doug Carnine is a Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Oregon, who is the founder of a project called Feed Kindness Starve Harm. In connection with that, he has published two books this year on the inner workings of mindful kindness. One is How Love Wins: The Power of Mindful Kindness, and the other is Saint Badass: Personal Transcendence in Tucker Max Hell, which arises out of correspondence with prisoners in a maximum security prison in Arkansas. He also will offer seminars on the subject through Sponsors, Inc. in Eugene.
Oregon is unique among states, in having created a funding model for the arts, heritage and humanities through the Oregon Cultural Trust. Via tax credits, the trust supports statewide partners, tribal and county coalitions, and qualified cultural nonprofits.
The Sixth Annual Caldera Songwriters benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center will be this evening, December 8th, at Tsunami Books in Eugene. All proceeds will benefit the warming center, which ensures that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. Donations of clothing and toiletries will also be accepted. Three of the many songwriters performing this evening are here in the KLCC studios, including Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin and Beth Wood.
This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Du Iz Tak?” by Carson Ellis.
I was recently shopping for a gift for a child and ended up gravitating, as one does, to a local bookstore. There I was surprised and enchanted by “Du Iz Tak?” the creation of Portland author/illustrator Carson Ellis, which won honorable mention in this year’s Caldecott Awards.
Eugene native Robin Jackson and his seven-piece band the Caravan return to town to celebrate their new release Dark Stars with a show at Sam Bond’s Garage on December 16th. He speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about the album’s intimate orchestral sound, and how it relates to the other projects in which he’s been central: Vagabond Opera, the Marchfourth Marching Band, the Joy Now Art Project for kids, and Portland’s Songwriter Soiree.
I love fresh home grown fruit. Especially fruit that lasts into the winter. We all know that apples store well, but most people are not as familiar with the winter storage pears. They grow well in Oregon, and if the only pear you have is a Bartlett, you need to expand your orchard.
Harmonic Laboratory is a Eugene-based group that merges electronic music, dance and visual arts to create and inspire community. They recently won a grant to turn the city of Eugene into a musical instrument.
An art exhibit called “Flight Patterns” is being re-installed this week at the Eugene Airport. A photo of the public radio personality Garrison Keillor will not be part of it after he was fired Wednesday for alleged inappropriate behavior.
They Call Me Q is a one-woman play written by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, telling her story as a person born in India but growing up in the Bronx, seeking an identity balancing heritage with a desire for acceptance in her new culture. She will give a free performance of it in the Blue Door Theater at Lane Community on Monday, November 27th, with discussion and international food to follow.
Lane County Human Services is hosting a holiday dinner for hundreds of senior citizens—--many who might otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. This annual, volunteer-driven event is seeking community support.
Lane Community College has established an artist-in-residence program, which has brought two interdisciplinary artists to the campus from elsewhere this fall. One artist is Hong Hong, born in China, now residing in Hartford Connecticut.
The Inner World of Aphasia is a 1967 film by Eugene filmmakers Edward and Naomi Feil, which explores the inability to speak due to a brain injury. It tells the story in a way which uniquely combines the techniques of art films and medical education films. As part of the Schnitzer Cinema series, it will be screened at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene on Wednesday, November 15th at 7 p.m. Ken Feil is the son of the filmmakers, and senior scholar in residence in the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Emerson College.
Mirror-touch synesthesia is a rare neurological trait causing an unusual crossing of senses. Amy van der Linde, piano teacher and parenting educator, speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about how she has applied her experience with synesthesia to explore the nature of happiness. She’ll give a talk called Happy Brain, Happy Being at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Thursday, November 16th.
Down Range is an exhibit of art by thirteen veterans, on display now through December 23rd at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s Art Center in Roseburg—a building which opened a century ago as the Roseburg Soldiers Hospital.
The city of Cottage Grove hopes a new business can sweeten its local economy. A budding chocolatier opened a storefront this fall, with an emphasis on direct trade buying and educating customers on where their food comes from. KLCC’s Brian Bull paid a visit to Sanity Chocolate, and has this report.