Northwest Passage Podcast

Weeks after the Eugene Police Department declared a riot on May 29, the department declared one again last Saturday, July 25. Demonstrators in Eugene gathered to stand in solidarity with Portland protesters in opposition of the Federal Department of Homeland Security and against police brutality. 

Top & bottom left photos taken by Elizabeth Gabriel | Right photo taken by Nathan Bouquet

In the third episode of KLCC's special series covering Black Lives Matter protests in Eugene and Springfield, Black Unity leaders stand in solidarity with Portland protesters, All Lives Matter protesters chant "Black Lives Matter," and Eugene's long-awaited City Council work session on policing is right around the corner. Join KLCC News Director Rachael McDonald and reporters Elizabeth Gabriel and Nathan Bouquet in the latest episode of the Northwest Passage.

Elizabeth Gabriel (Top & Bottom Left Photos & Top Right Photo)/ Melorie Begay Bottom Right Photo)

On this episode of the Northwest Passage podcast, tensions between police and protesters in Springfield flair, a hit-and-run during a peaceful children's march leads to increased friction between protesters and the Eugene Police Department, meanwhile EPD says they have plans for reform.

Top Left & Bottom Left Photos by Melorie Begay, Top Right and Bottom Right Photos Taken By Elizabeth Gabriel

The May 25 death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody has sparked national outrage, and has reignited the Black Lives Matter Movement in towns and cities across the country. In Eugene and Springfield protesters have held marches nearly every day since May 29.

OSU, Brian Bull, Greg Walden's office / OSU, KLCC, U.S. House

Brian Bull; Ted Walkup; Oregon Coast Aquarium; OSP / KLCC, OCA, OSP

Rachael McDonald, Brian Bull, NPR Chris Lehman / KLCC

Public University workers  in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike just as students prepare to go back to class. Eugene holds an emergency preparedness fair. And we remember NPR and ABC reporter and commentator Cokie Roberts who passed away this week.


Brian Bull; Melorie Begay; Office of Lucy Vinis

In this week's installment of The Northwest Passage, our roundtable of journalists discuss a Lane County homestead that's seen a boom of felines, politicians wanting to rein in the cost of pharmaceuticals, Springfield's quest for a warming center, and Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis announcing a re-election bid, among other topics.

KLCC reporters Brian Bull, Chris Lehman, and Amy Brenneman share their latest stories with morning host Anni Katz, as well as regional or national topics that captured their interest.

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