City Club of Eugene

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City Club of Eugene is a membership organization committed to building community vision through open inquiry. The club meets every Friday at noon. KLCC airs each meeting on the following Monday at 7:00 pm.



Tapes of past City Club meetings are available at the reference desk of the Eugene Public Library. For more information call (541) 485-7433.

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The Aftermath of Great Loss: The Modoc People Persevere


Program Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Air Date: Oct. 11, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

The Modoc War, a conflict between the US government and the Modoc people, took place during 1872-73 in northern California near the Oregon border. The war was hard fought. The Modocs achieved initial victories despite being vastly outnumbered and outgunned, but in the end the US army won. 


The next installment of “The Next Normal Series” from the City Club of Eugene.

From the City Club of Eugene:

The abrupt closure of office workplaces was a visible and dramatic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, millions of people continue to work from home as our unexpected global experiment continues—and recent surveys show that neither the workforce nor company executives want to simply return to pre-pandemic routines.

City Club of Eugene

Speakers: Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, Civil Rights Activist and Educator; Vera Keller, Associate Professor  of History, University of Oregon; and Joel Iboa, Oregon Just Transition Alliance

Prescription: Nature. Can Time in the Great Outdoors Save Your Life?

Date: July 30, 2021

Event Type: Online/Virtual



Program Date: July 16, 2021

Air Date: July 19, 2021

Free beer (or a glass of wine). Discounts on ice cream, donuts…or your favorite edibles. College scholarships for young people. Oh, and how about $1 million?

These are just some of the incentives public and private sector actors are offering to encourage vaccination in Oregon and across the country.

Oregon is home to nearly 100 public-use airports, ranging in size from Portland International Airport with over 13 million annual passengers, to small unattended airports like the McDermitt State Airport in Malheur County. These airports are critical to the economic vitality of communities throughout the state and act as key nodes for both passenger and freight traffic.

Program date: June 11, 2021

Air date: June 14, 2021

Program Date: June 4, 2021

Air Date: June 7, 2021

From its founding as a trading post along the Willamette River in 1862 to the testing of the first “waffle” shoe of a plucky start-up called Nike at Hayward Field in 1972 to the dubbing of the area as “Silicon Shire” in 2012, Eugene has long been home to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Program Date: May 21, 2021

Air Date: May 24, 2021

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Program Date: May 14, 2021

Air Date: May 17, 2021

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Program Date: April 30, 2021

Air Date: May 3, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

Everyone knows the Emerald Valley is home to Tall Firs. But what is the health and status of Eugene’s urban forest, the interconnected network of trees, vegetation, and open space within our urban area? What are its unique characteristics, and how does it impact Eugene’s sustainability, equity, and climate resilience goals?

Oregon Legislature Tackles Equity in Policing

Program Date: April 23, 2021

Air Date: April 26, 2021


Program Date: April 16, 2021

Air Date: April 19, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

Mayor Lucy Vinis will update the community on a few of the critical issues facing Eugene. KLCC’s News Director Rachael McDonald will lead the discussion, with a focus on four questions:

  • What is the City doing about the issue of homelessness?

Program Date: April 9, 2021

Air Date: April 12, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

On May 18, voters in Eugene School District 4j will have the opportunity to choose among the candidates for three seats on the board. 

Program Date: April 2, 2021

Air Date: April 5, 2021

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Program Date: March 19, 2021

Air Date: March 22, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

A 2019 report from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission found that Oregon “ranks among the most challenged states in the nation for substance abuse and mental health problems, while at the same time ranking among the worst states for access and engagement with care.”

Program Date: March 5, 2021

Air Date: March 8, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

Just in time for Black History Month, PeaceHealth and the Eugene Marathon are collaborating on a new initiative that highlights the contributions, milestones and achievements of local Black residents, as well as the injustices they have faced.

Program date: Feb. 26, 2021

Air date: March 1, 2021


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Program Date: Feb. 19, 2021

Air Date: Feb. 22, 2021

This City Club program is the third in a three-part series on local housing issues.

From The City Club of Eugene:

Eviction has been described as “the nuclear option” to address disputes between tenants and landlords, and the most common cause of eviction is the nonpayment of rent. Evictions initiate a cycle of housing instability for the renter—especially in markets like Eugene with little available housing—and they are time-consuming, stressful, and expensive for the landlord.

Program Date: Feb. 12, 2021

Air Date: Feb. 15, 2021

This City Club program is the second in a three-part series on local housing issues.

From the City Club of Eugene:

Oregon’s Legislature took the historic step to re-legalize traditional “missing middle housing” in 2019, but the work to build housing diversity and more inclusive neighborhoods has just begun.

Program Date: February 5, 2021

Air Date: February 8, 2021

This City Club program is the first in a three-part series on local housing issues.

From The City Club of Eugene:

Andy Nelson / Register Guard/ Pool

Program Date: Jan. 29, 2021

Air Date: Feb.1, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

Just over four months ago, the Holiday Farm Fire consumed more than 173,000 acres of the McKenzie River valley.

Program Date: Jan. 22, 2021

Air Date: Jan. 25, 2021


From the City Club of Eugene:

Newly elected Eugene City Councilors Randy Groves and Matt Keating will describe what they hope to accomplish as new members of the Council. 

Program Date: Jan. 15, 2021

Air Date: Jan. 18, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

As the new year dawns, communities throughout the Oregon Coast face unique economic challenges and opportunities.

Program Date: Jan. 8, 2021

Air Date: Jan. 11, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other unarmed African Americans have heightened awareness of systemic racism and its foundation, implicit bias.

Program Date: Dec. 18, 2020

Air Date: Dec. 21, 2020

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Program Date: Dec. 11, 2020

Air Date: Dec. 14, 2020

From The City Club of Eugene:

The Election of 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most unique exercises in American democracy. Over 150 million voters voted by mail or came to the polls to render verdict on who and what party should lead the nation over the next your years.

Program Date: Dec. 4, 2020

Air Date: Dec. 7, 2020

From City Club of Eugene:

As feared, the combination of colder weather and “pandemic fatigue” is producing a spike in Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Oregon and around the country.  As daily infection figures in Oregon soared above 1,000 for the first time, Governor Kate Brown issued a two-week “freeze”— effective November 18— with additional restrictions on businesses and public and private gatherings.

Program date: November 20, 2020

Air date: November 23, 2020

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Program Date: November 13, 2020

Air Date: November 16, 2020

From The City Club of Eugene:

On the night of September 7, the Holiday Farm Fire ignited near milepost 47 on Oregon 126, along the banks of the McKenzie River.