Arts & Culture

Sister Outsider is the duo of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, both Women of the World Slam Poetry champions, who merge poetry with activism, using their creativity to foster social change and celebrate the “other” in us all. As part of Oregon State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, they’ll perform and teach a workshop at OSU in Corvallis on Thursday, January 15th. Denice Frohman joins KLCC's Eric Alan for conversation and poetry.

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The Eugene Public Library has been selected to receive a state funded reading grant.

The Ready to Read grant will be awarded to the library in the amount of 20,000 dollars. Grants are available for libraries across the state and they help supplement libraries’ budgets.

Library director Connie Bennett says the grant helps programs that are volunteer run.

Mark Hummel’s annual Blues Harmonica Blowout focuses this year on classic 1930s and 1940s material from Bluebird Records. Hummel and Rick Estrin talk with Eric Alan about the music, and about sharing the van with living blues legend Billy Boy Arnold. 

Random House

  I have to tell you: I both loved and hated this book.  But it took me a while to figure out why.

Other Desert Cities

Jan 9, 2015

The Very Little Theatre in Eugene presents the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Other Desert Cities, which explores the personal and political tensions in a family when one of its members publishes a painful memoir. Associate Director Suzanne Shapiro and cast member Tracy Ilene Miller speak with Eric Alan.

World Sketches with Ken O'Connell

Jan 7, 2015

Good Gardening: Winter Harvesting

Jan 5, 2015
John Fischer

Hi, I'm master gardener John Fischer with KLCC's Good Gardening.

Photo by Eric Alan

Fingerstyle guitarists Brooks Robertson and John Standefer have been blending their individual styles to create a sonic partnership since meeting in Nashville a few years back. 2014 found them releasing their first album together as a duo, We Came to Play, which was named the top album of the year from the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. Before returning to Eugene for a show at Cozmic on Saturday evening, January 3rd, they joiined us live in the KLCC studios to celebrate the new year.

The Elixir of Love

Dec 30, 2014
Photo by Cliff Coles, Eugene Opera

To launch its 38th season, Eugene Opera presents Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. Metropolitan Opera star Marco Nistico plays Dr. Dulcamara , the purveyor of this elixir. He speaks with Eric Alan, along with Eugene Opera’s musical director, Andrew Bisantz.

Rachael McDonald

The controversial Sony picture "The Interview" will open Christmas Day at several Oregon independent theaters.

The Bijou in Eugene and Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis are among the theaters planning to open "The Interview" Thursday. Lane County's newest Movie Theater, City Lights, in Florence also plans to show the movie.