Arts & Culture

Photo by Eric Alan

The band Las Cafeteras blends elements of traditional Son Jarocho Afro-Mexican folk music with the roots of East Los Angeles streets, in a socially conscious and highly danceable way. They’ve just released a new album called Tastes Like L.A., Before performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Thursday, April 20th, they came by the KLCC studios for songs and celebration, in a set hosted by Eric Alan. 

Susana Millman

“Long Live The Grateful Dead”!  The sentiment is still kept alive by Deadheads through shared music and memories.  As a member of the band’s extended family in the 1980’s and ‘90’s, Susana Millman had an insider’s access to take pictures.  Her recently released book is called “Alive with the Dead or A Fly on the Wall with a Camera”.

Ira Glass has been a master storyteller for over twenty years, as host and creator of This American Life. In an in-depth interview with KLCC’s Eric Alan, he shares his thoughts on what makes for a compelling story, including examples ranging from the power of unstoppable delusions to what it’s like to discover that your mother is secretly running guns into Africa.

Prentice, White Lotus, Reflections, Wetlands, oil, artist interviews
Sandy Brown Jensen

                                    Show: Viz City

Subject: Margaret Prentice and “Wetlands”

 

Date of Interview: Friday, April 14, 2017

Date of Broadcast: Wed. April 19, 2017

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

INTRO: Delicate reflections, a heron visits Delta Ponds--you are listening to Viz City and you are adrift in the watery world of oil painter Margaret Prentice in a new show called “Wetlands” at the White Lotus Gallery.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear is a one-woman play by Sharon Whitney, featuring Jane VanBoskirk.

Author Garth Stein has inspired millions with his book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, about a dog obsessed with car racing and believing he’ll be reincarnated in human form. The book is the focus of this year’s Newport Reads program. Garth Stein will appear at the Newport Performing Arts Center on April 19th, and at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on April 22nd. He speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan. 

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A couple entrepreneurs in Eugene say they have a great protein source that uses a mere fraction of the land and water that cattle use.  So if you’re adventurous and open to what some might consider a creepy, crawly, dining experience…you too can help the environment while enjoying a nutritious – albeit six-legged -- entrée.  KLCC’s Brian Bull serves it up. 

My Last Continent is a novel by Midge Raymond—a love story stretching from Antarctica to Eugene, where the book’s protagonist Deb Gardner lives and teaches.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A door is kicked open.  A shot rings out.  A body falls. Saying it isn’t enough if you’re doing radio theater…you need a convincing sound to sell the action.  Jonathan Ward knows that.  He’s a foley artist for Fred Craft’s Radio Redux, which is performing “War of the Worlds” this weekend.  KLCC’s Brian Bull visited Ward during a rehearsal, and has this audio postcard.  

This is KLCC. I'm Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Thunder Boy Jr." by Sherman Alexie, with illustrations by Yuyi Morales.  

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