Tiffany Eckert

Lane County voters will soon be asked to decide the outcome on STAR voting Measure 20-290. The initiative proposes a change in the voting method for non-partisan elections.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Very Little Theatre in Eugene opens its 90th season this month, with the horror classic, Dracula.  KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher – a lifetime member of VLT – talked to its president, Karen Scheeland, about the theatre’s nearly century-old legacy.  She begins with how its namesake came about.


Amid the turmoil in Washington last week over Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump signed a re-authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. Oregon Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio says this is good news for consumers and firefighters.

On the November ballot, Lane County voters will be asked to decide whether or not to institute a new voting method, called STAR voting, for non-partisan elections.

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It’ll soon be legal to salvage roadkilled deer and elk in Oregon.

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Oregon's gubernatorial candidates faced off in their final debate last night.  Incumbent Democrat Kate Brown and Republican State Representative Knute Buehler clashed over housing, taxes, abortion, the state sanctuary law, the death get the gist.

KLCC political reporter Dirk VanderHart was there and joins KLCC's Brian Bull to summarize the face-off.

Rachael McDonald

A judge has given the go-ahead for Lane County and the City of Eugene for a land-swap that involves a remnant of the original land deeded to the county by Eugene and Mary Skinner.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A bill to protect thousands of acres and miles of river in Oregon passed out of a key US Senate committee last week.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and her GOP rival Knute Buehler faced off in their third and final debate Tuesday night.

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If any bipartisanship still exists in Congress, it’s on earthquake preparedness. A bill that aims to reduce risks to life and property has cleared the U.S. Senate.  KLCC's Brian Bull reports.

Recorded On: October 5, 2018

Air Date: October 8, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomed Julie Fahey and Rich Cunningham for the Oregon’s Fourteenth State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates  The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped to select the written questions and kept the time. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert moderated the forum

After years of envisioning and months of design work and public comments, Eugene officials recently revealed a plan for the downtown Riverfront Park. The city is taking feedback through Friday.


Angela Kellner / KLCC

Three years after a fire destroyed the wooden grandstand at Eugene’s Civic Stadium, a new recreation facility is rising from the ashes.

Screen actor Danny Glover, most recently appearing in the film “Sorry to Bother You,” joins educator and former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver in Eugene Monday. They’re at the University of Oregon for a conversation on the role of student protest in transforming education. 


Tiffany Eckert

Issues over redistricting came up at a City Club of Eugene forum Friday with candidates for Oregon House District 14.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett with a book review of “Weather Woman” by Cai Emmons.

Tiffany Eckert

Eugene’s White Bird Clinic was founded in 1970 with a mission to help the homeless and indigent with a variety of human services. The agency offers drug and alcohol counseling, crisis support and medical services. White Bird just purchased a new building to expand its dental program. For thousands of people, this clinic may be their only contact with a dentist.


The Lane County non-profit Pro-Bone-O provides care for the pets of homeless people in the community.


The major party candidates for Oregon governor faced off on a debate stage for the first time last night.


Democrat Kate Brown, Republican Knute Buehler and Independent Party candidate Patrick Starnes have agreed to debate three this month.  This first forum was unusual in that the questions came from kids.


OPB political reporter Lauren Dake was at Roosevelt High School in North Portland for the debate. She talks to KLCC's Brian Bull about the issues raised by the audience.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley has filed an emergency motion in his lawsuit over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

That smoke you’re seeing and probably smelling over Eugene-Springfield right now? It’s not a wildfire – just a prescribed burn at Mount Pisgah.

Greg Pfarr has been honored with a show in the Governor's Office during 2019
Sandy Brown Jensen


Viz City caught up with printmaker and painter Greg Pfarr on Fri. Sept. 21,2018 for a Viz City segment broadcast on Wed. Oct. 3, 2018.

Today we’re in Lewisburg, seven miles north of Corvallis, talking to mountain and glacier-obsessed artist Greg Pfarr:

Tiffany Eckert

For nearly 50 years, White Bird Clinic has helped under-served populations in and around Eugene with crisis counseling, medical and-- since 1995--dental programs. The need for this service has continued to grow, prompting the agency to expand in size and scope.

U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon says after last week’s senate hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh should not be rejected as a Supreme Court Justice candidate, he should be disqualified from his seat on the Court of Appeals.

US Forest Service

As of Tuesday morning, open fires are now allowed in the Willamette National Forest. That’s due to the cooler temperatures that arrived over the weekend.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing out a new alert system this week. If you use a cell phone, you should expect a “Presidential Alert” message Wednesday morning.

Recorded On: September 28, 2018

Air Date: October 1, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomes back Marty Wilde and Mark Herbert for the Oregon’s Eleventh State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates and have them respond to questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped in selecting the written questions and keeping the time. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald is the forum moderator.

Good Gardening: Become A Master Gardener

Oct 1, 2018
John Fischer

Want to learn how to master all your garden problems?

Karen Richards

At Lane County's 'Plastics Round-up' Sunday, hundreds of people dropped off jugs, tubs and bottles, grateful for a way to keep packaging out of the landfill. Some locals, however, hope for a better long-term solution.

Karen Richards

Lane County loves to recycle. At Sunday's 'Plastics Round-up' at the Glenwood Transfer Station in Springfield, nearly 300 people participated in the first hour.