Arts & Culture

Oregon Country Fair
7:16 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Goes On After Winter Storms and Fire

Oregon Country Fair Manager Charlie Ruff.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair will lure thousands of people to the woods in Veneta this weekend.  KLCC's Rachael McDonald checked in with Fair General Manager Charlie Ruff this week to find out what fair-goers can expect.

Workers are putting finishing touches on the fanciful structures that dot the landscape of this wooded tract of land in Veneta. Charlie Ruff says this year's heavy snows and icy temperatures caused some damage.

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Book Review
6:41 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Review: Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness

Credit amazon.com

“Hi, I’m your neighbor, and I’d like to eat your weeds.”  In her book “Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness,” author Becky Lerner accepts her editor’s challenge to survive for a week on the wild plants growing within Portland’s city limits.  She quickly discovers that collecting leafy weeds and brewing pine-needle tea costs far more in energy than it provides in sustenance.  Exhausted and near starvation, she gives up on the experiment by the end of chapter 2.

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Siuslaw Public Library
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast

A coastal Oregon tradition has been captured by author James Herman in his new book, Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast. It looks at forts from a variety of perspectives, from the historical to the spiritual and the practical, in a book that’s photographic as much as it written in prose. James Herman will appear in the KLCC listening area at Siuslaw Public Library in Florence on July 12th, in Lincoln City on July 19th, and on August 2nd at the first annual Driftwood Fort Festival. He speaks with Eric Alan.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast

Bonnie Henderson

Author Bonnie Henderson’s latest book is called The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. It looks at how the scientific community came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the possibilities for tsunamis along the Pacific Coast—particularly through the eyes of geologist Tom Horning, who experienced the 1964 tsunami in Seaside, Oregon, as a ten-year-old. Bonnie Henderson will be holding book events in July in Bend, Newport, and Eugene, and will appear as a panelist in Florence in August. She speaks with Eric Alan.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Dan Chen Open Studio

Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ashland Review: A Wrinkle In Time

Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

REVIEW OF A WRINKLE IN TIME

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC July 8, 2014

“A Wrinkle in Time,” Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book published in 1962, has been adapted for screen, stage and even opera. Now you can see a new adaptation at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Bowmer Theatre, and delight in the creativity of the stagecraft.

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Art and the Vineyard
3:25 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Zac Wolfe Live at KLCC

Zac Wolfe at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene guitarist Zac Wolfe blends jazz, Latin and pop styles, and recently had the opportunity to make his debut album, Hello, with one of his inspirations, the great drummer Stix Hooper of the Crusaders. Before performing at Art and the Vineyard in Alton Baker Park in Eugene on Friday, July 4th with his full band, he visited the KLCC studios in duo form with Brazilian percussionist Valter Da Silva, for songs and conversation.

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community events
6:55 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Annual 4th Of July Run in Eugene Honors Founding Pioneer

Eugene Skinners shake hands while the voting commences.
Credit Lucy Ohlsen/KLCC

At race registration, one person stands out among the runners.

“I’ve got my water jugs, and my gun here," he gestures. "I’m ready to go hunting for rabbits.”

This man calls himself Eugene Skinner.

“Came out here, and started a ferry. Brought my family out here, and we thought we’d raise our kids out here,” he said.

With racing bib number 2549, he won the first “Eugene Skinner” look-alike contest. There was only one other contestant. Both will run in the 41st Butte to Butte run.

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Cozmic
3:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Hey Marseilles Live at KLCC

Hey Marseilles. Left to right: Philip Kobernik, Jacob Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Matt Bishop, Nick Ward, Colin Richey
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The six-piece Seattle ensemble Hey Marseilles merges orchestral and pop textures, and have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, among other places. They've released two acclaimed albums to date, including the most recent one Lines We Trace. They joined us in the KLCC studios to share two new songs and one older one, before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on July 2nd.

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Springfield Art
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Springfield Mural To Feature "The Simpsons," Artists Needed.

Springfield figures in downtown Springfield, Oregon
Credit http://walkaboutwithwheels.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-short-visit-to-springfield-or.html

The City of Springfield is partnering with the iconic television show The Simpsons to bring the family to Downtown on a mural. The show is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It's the longest running scripted show currently still on the air.

The critically acclaimed show featuring Homer, Bart, Maggie and Lisa is set in Springfield. Simpsons Producer Al Jean says they have always been vague about which state the show is set in.

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