Oregon Grapevine

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KLCC’s Barbara Dellenback hosts Oregon Grapevine, conversations with people who are actively and passionately creating the present and future in which they wish to live. The show takes its name from Oregon's state flower, the Oregon Grape, and through it you'll hear candid and compelling conversations on arts and activism, political lobbying, the future of libraries, and unique perspectives on current events.

If you know people taking creative and perceptive action, and making unusual choices in these times, please send us an email.

Elizabeth Furse

KLCC's Barbara Dellenback speaks with former Oregon U.S. Representative Elizabeth Furse of Portland.

Furse was the first African-born member of Congress. Her life as an activist began with anti-apartheid work in her native South Africa. She and Barbara talk about Furse's work for social justice and tribal rights. Furse served three terms from Oregon's First Congressional District.

Rob Reynolds

KLCC’s Barbara Dellenback and former Oregon poet laureate Kim Stafford talk about the role of art in social activism. Stafford discusses how he uses the art of the word in many ways, including creating a manifesto titled “A hierarchy of responses to terror in the world.” Stafford discusses the role of the poet laureate, suggests ways to clarify thoughts and actions, and shares a poem.



KLCC’s Barbara Dellenback speaks with Becky Gladstone, President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon. They discuss the relevance of the organization in these political times. Gladstone explains that the organization studies a variety of contemporary topics and issues, and advocates for changes in policy, and legislation. She says that politicians and organizations and leaders come to the League to get non-biased information on a variety of issues.