City Club of Eugene

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Recorded On: March 6, 2020

Air Date: March 9, 2020

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Recorded On: February 28, 2020

Air Date: March 2, 2020

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According to the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, local employers are experiencing difficulties in retaining employees, which can stunt the growth of their businesses. The panelists will discuss this challenge, explaining its causes and describing strategies for addressing the problem.


Recorded On: February 21, 2020

Air Date: February 24, 2020

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Recorded On: February 7, 2020

Air Date: February 10, 2020

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Recorded on: January 24, 2020

Air Date: February 17, 2020

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Eugene is full of opportunities to enjoy the performing arts, and concert music is prominent among the offerings. In this program, three music leaders will describe some of the experiences provided by our vast array of performing ensembles and the concert settings in which they perform.

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Just three days before the legislative short session begins in Salem on February 3, two legislators will answer some important questions. What can be accomplished in the legislature before the constitutionally set ending date of March 8?  Will there be chaos or cooperation? Will the Senate even meet?  Will there be any climate legislation?  Gun safety legislation? New initiatives?  Budget adjustments? Two local legislators will describe their expectations of what can be accomplished. Join us for the latest updates before the session starts.

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Governor Kate Brown addresses a special meeting of the City Club of Eugene prior to the start of the Short Session of the Legislature.  We'll hear the governor’s priorities for the legislature and for Oregon. What topics will gain the governor’s priority list?  How does she plan to address issues like climate change, wildfire management and prevention?  Will there be infrastructure proposals or transportation initiatives?

Karen Richards

Governor Brown praised Lane County’s excellence in “brews, brains and lumber” in her address to the City Club Friday afternoon. She presented goals for this year’s 35-day legislative session, which begins February 3rd.

More than China, more than Russia, the United States of America not incarcerates more of its citizens than any country, but at a higher rate as well. And although that rate has trended down since 2008’s high mark of 1,000 inmates per 100,000 adults, the current rate of incarceration is still nearly three times higher than it was in 1980.

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Recorded On: December 20, 2019

Air Date: December 23, 2019

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Recorded On: December 13, 2019

Air Date: December 16, 2019

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Recorded On: December 6, 2019

Air Date: December 9, 2019

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Recorded On: November 22, 2019

Air Date: November 25, 2019

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On May 20, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB3427, the Student Success Act (SSA). With a new business tax, this bill offers an additional $1 billion per year to fund public K-12 education. The new money must be spent in three areas: early learning, student investments, and statewide initiatives designed to find ways to reduce disparities in educational outcomes among student groups whose needs should and could be served more adequately in public schools.

Recorded On: November 15, 2019

Air Date: November 18, 2019

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Recorded On: November 8, 2019

Air Date: November 11, 2019

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Recorded On: November 1, 2019

Air Date: November 4, 2019

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Severe weather, wildfires, and seismic events often lead the news; no place is free from the risk of natural disaster.  Utility services to homes and businesses—water, electricity, natural gas—are among the most critical factors that determine the amount of damage and the time it takes to recover.  In some cases, the failure of utility infrastructure makes the difference between an unusual event and a disaster.

Recorded On: October 25, 2019

Air Date: October 28, 2019

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This week’s City Club of Eugene: Suicide as a Public Health Emergency, contains descriptions that some listeners might find disturbing. About 15 minutes in to the show we’ll hear from a suicide survivor who recounts a suicide attempt that includes graphic depictions. If you or anyone you know is in trouble or has any questions about getting help, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.

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Recorded On: October 4, 2019

Air Date: December 2, 2019

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Less than 10 years ago, a giant hole occupied the half block across 10th Street from the Eugene Public Library. It was one of two empty pits in the heart of the business district. Less than 10 years ago, the view from the second floor of 45 West Broadway showed the boarded up windows of the Center Court Building, former home of JC Penny. Behind the windows was a sodden mess. And the inside of 45 West Broadway, though still in use, was not much better.

Recorded On: September 27, 2019

Air Date: September 30, 2019

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In partnership with the City Club of Eugene, the City Club of Central Oregon hosted the second session of a two-part forum.

Recorded On: September 20, 2019

Air Date: September 23, 2019

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Recorded On: September 13, 2019

Air Date: September 16, 2019

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In January of 2016, armed occupiers from outside Oregon took over the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Harney County, making national news for weeks.  In the end, the collaborations processes in place in Harney County allowed the community to rally and resist the call of the occupiers to confront.  How did that happen?  What lessons can be learned to help other communities solve problems.

Recorded On: July 26, 2019

Air Date: July 29, 2019

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Recorded: July 19, 2019

Air Date: July 22, 2019

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Recorded: July 12, 2019

Air Date: July 15, 2019

In “The Uncertain Future of Oregon’s Agricultural lands and the Role of Planners,” an article that appeared on the American Planning Association Oregon Chapter website on April 18, 2017, the author

Recorded on June 28, 2019

Air Date: July 1, 2019

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Sex trafficking is a form of slavery in which victims are induced to engage in sex through force or fraud. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable victims and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry. Sex trafficking occurs in many different environments, including the truck stops, strip clubs, hostess clubs, hotels, and motels along the I-5 corridor.

Recorded on: June 21, 2019

Air date: June 24, 2019

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Last fall, California’s then-Governor Jerry Brown had a warning to offer:

“This is not the new normal,” Brown said at a November 2018 press conference to update Californians about the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history. “This is the new abnormal, and this new abnormal will continue, certainly in the next 10, 15, 20 years.”

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In 1964 Lane County citizens voted overwhelmingly to establish Lane as a comprehensive community college (approving it 5,944 to 1,282. State-approved programs offer students preparation for employment in approximately 50 career areas: health careers such as paramedics, nursing and, flight technology, culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management, auto and diesel mechanics, manufacturing, business and computer careers, graphic design and multimedia careers, exercise science, as well as criminal justice and human relations careers