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Michael Dunne

Host of KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers Podcast

Michael Dunne is the principal at Michael Dunne Communications LLC (https://www.michaeldunnepr.com/) a full service public relations agency. He currently writes for The Chronicle (https://www.chronicle1909.com/) in Springfield, Oregon and is the host of KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers podcast. Dunne also serves as President of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation and the Eugene Library Foundation.

Do you have a suggestion for an Oregon Rainmaker's guest or topic? Email Michael at mdunne@klcc.org.

  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of the Oregon Rainmakers podcast, we talk with Brian Steffen, Eugene Family YMCA Chief Executive Officer. Steffen talks about the venerable Eugene institution that predates the University of Oregon and gives us an update on The $42 million capital campaign to build a new Y with state-of-the art facilities.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of the Oregon Rainmakers Podcast, we talk with Josh Lehner an economist with the State Of Oregon’s office of economic analysis. Lehner talks about the health of the state and local economy, some potential challenges to overcome, and some solid optimism for the near future.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of Oregon Rainmakers we talk to Lucy Vinis, the Mayor of Eugene. Serving since January of 2017, Mayor Vinis has been the chief elected official of Eugene during some of the most unusual and challenging times in the city’s history. We talk about those challenges and the economic climate within our community.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of Oregon Rainmakers, we are talking baseball, specifically the quest for a new baseball park for the Eugene Emeralds. Our guest today is Allan Benevides, The Emeralds GM and the leader of the campaign to build a new stadium or risk losing the team to another minor league city.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of the Oregon Rainmakers Podcast we are talking about the year that was – 2021. To help us look back on the biggest business stories of the last year our guests are three experts and leaders of prominent chambers of commerce in Oregon. We have Brittany Quick Warner, President & CEO of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Vonnie Mikkelsen, President & CEO of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Bettina Hannigan, President & CEO of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers Podcast, we talk to Todd Salnas, CEO of PeaceHealth Oregon and Jim McGovern, its Chief Medical Officer. PeaceHealth provides health services throughout western and central Oregon and both gentlemen talk about the latest issues and challenges in healthcare and how they and their team worked to serve the community during the generational pandemic.
  • Economy & Business
    On this edition of Oregon Rainmakers, we talk with Noreen Dunnells, the CEO of United Way of Lane County. From wildfire and pandemic relief to ensuring our youth can be successful in school and in life, United Way is a key organization in our community. In this conversation we talk about how nonprofits are faring during COVID and what the future holds for the United Way.
  • Economy & Business
    On this episode, we are talking about fun – specifically the fun in a new acronym, Fun Utility Vehicle. The creator of this acronym and the all-electric vehicle it encompasses, is Mark Frohnmayer, the founder and CEO of Arcimoto. Mark talks about his company, the evolution of Arcimoto’s three-wheel all electric vehicles, environmental sustainability, and the idea of a new and fun transportation future. We also discuss the benefits of manufacturing and innovation right here in Lane County.
  • On this edition of KLCC’s Oregon Rainmakers Podcast, we are talking with Craig Wanichek, the president and CEO of Eugene’s own Summit Bank. Craig has been with the bank since 2008 and led the institution during the unprecedented financial challenges of the pandemic – that we are still seeing today. As the leader of one of the few Oregon headquartered banks left, Craig is going to talk about the present and future of banking in our region and talk about some of the economic challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • On this edition we speak with Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, one of the largest tech companies in central Oregon. A family company that her…