Pulitzer Prize

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Before her coverage of the Parkland Shooting earned her a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, Tonya Alanez was an editor-in-chief for Lane Community College’s student newspaper, The Torch.  She’s also a “Duck”, having graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003.  Alanez stopped by KLCC studios yesterday after speaking engagements at her alma mater.  KLCC’s Brian Bull asked her about her early life before becoming an acclaimed journalist.

From the Heart: the Photographs of Brian Lanker

Feb 25, 2016
Photo by Brian Lanker. Used by permission of Brian Lanker's estate, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art features From the Heart: the Photographs of Brian Lanker, a retrospective of the late photographer’s work. Eric Alan speaks about his legacy with his widow Lynda Lanker, an accomplished artist herself and the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning series on natural childbirth. The exhibit is on display now through April 24th. 

H.L. Davis is the only Oregon author to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Eighty years after Honey in the Horn was first published, it’s being reissued by OSU Press. Eric Alan speaks with historian Dick Etulain, who wrote the book’s introduction, about the significance of the author and book. There will be a book release event at Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg on Wednesday evening, June 10th.

Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

Apr 22, 2015

Alex Tizon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the author of Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self, the recipient of this year’s Award for General Nonfiction in the Oregon Book Awards. He speaks with Eric Alan about the universal experiences of shame and of being an outsider, and how we can shift the national conversation about race.