Arts & Culture

Washington Jefferson Skate Park
6:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Skate Park Artist Esteban Camacho

Esteban Camacho

The new Washington Jefferson Skate Park in Eugene will feature murals by Esteban Camacho, who speaks with Eric Alan about his creative vision, and the interaction of art with skaters to create a dynamic, living place. Esteban Camacho will be at the park on Saturday, May 31st as part of a public art wash and barbecue.

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Arts & Culture
9:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Lane County Historical Photographic Negatives Poised For Incineration

An image from a cellulose nitrate negative at the Land County Historical Society. "Veterans of the 65th Regiment returning to Eugene after World War I. View looking north on Willamette Street, Eugene, Skinner Butte in background."
Credit Chester Stevenson/Lane County Historical Society

Many families preserve their histories by keeping photographs from the distant past.   But what most don’t realize is that many, if not most, photographic negatives produced before 1950 are now considered hazardous waste.   

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VizCity
6:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

In The Moment, Self-Portraits

Lilliana Almeida's self portrait. On display at Maude Kerns.
Credit Maude Kerns Art Gallery

Terry Way and Sandy Jensen visit Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene.

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Arts & Culture
8:03 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Local Veteran "Says a Little Prayer" When Flags are Lowered to Half-Staff

Patrick Daly lowers the flag to half-mast outside the federal courthouse at Tacoma's Union Station.
Credit Liz Jones / KUOW

Monday is Memorial Day. And it’s just one of many days throughout the year when the American flag is lowered to half-staff. The President and state Governors also order flags lowered during times of mourning.

In Washington state, flags recently flew at half-staff to honor local soldiers who died while on active duty…and also after the tragic landslide in Oso. Countless people perform this job of lowering flags at both private and government buildings.

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Beer
7:15 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Portland and Seattle, ‘Brew Dogs’ take on Alaska

Scottish beer-makers James Watt and Martin Dickie host the TV show Brew Dogs.
Credit http://tv.esquire.com/shows/brew-dogs

A reality TV show about the craft beer industry has taken on breweries in Portland and Seattle. Now, it’s headed north to feature the Alaskan Brewing Co., in the capital city of the nation’s northernmost state.

In 2007, Scottish beer makers James Watt and Martin Dickie started BrewDog, now one of the most popular craft breweries in the U.K.

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Axe and Fiddle, Bombs Away Cafe
3:26 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Run Boy Run Live at KLCC

Run Boy Run. Left to right: Grace Rolland, Jen Sandoval, Bekah Sandoval Rolland, Matt Rolland, Jesse Allen.

Run Boy Run is a progressive bluegrass band from Arizona, weaving occasional elements of classical and jazz into their sound at times. Their first full-length CD, So Sang the Whippoorwill, was released last year, with liner notes by Garrison Keillor. A new CD called Something to Someone will be out this fall. Run Boy Run stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and conversation, before perform at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Friday, May23rd.They will return to the KLCC listening region on Wednesday, May 28th for a show at Bombs Away Café in Corvallis.

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Scooter Life
7:06 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Checker Board Mud Flaps, Ska, And Eugene's Scooter Scene

May Day Rally
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Many people like to ride scooters. A small engine and a step through design make them enticing for people who want to save some money while zipping around town. Some scooter enthusiasts combine their love for the machines with a unique culture. It includes fashion, distinctive mud flaps, and ska. The top speed is around 70 mph. KLCC’s Desmond O’Boyle examines what, and who makes up the Eugene scooter scene.

Geoff: “You turn on the key, you turn on the gas, if you need to, you choke it, and it usually starts in a kick or two.”

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Oregon Arts Commission
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Oregon's New Poet Laureate, Peter Sears

Peter Sears

Oregon has just named its new Poet Laureate, Corvallis poet Peter Sears. He speaks with Eric Alan about his goals in expanding the program’s diversity, the role of imagination, and his forthcoming collection of new and selected poems. 

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

She Sings Women's A Cappella Festival

Honey Whiskey Trio

The second annual She Sings women’s a cappella festival brings headlining performers, showcase concerts and workshops to the Shedd Institute on Friday and Saturday. Co-director Evynne Hollens shares music from The Riveters, Honey Whiskey Trio and Divisi as part of the conversation.

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Oregon State University
6:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Author Tobias Wolff Receives OSU's Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement

Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff has been recognized as one of America's greatest authors of memoirs and short stories. Before visiting OSU in Corvallis to receive the Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement, he speaks with Eric Alan about the power of the short story, of reading itself, and why the Pacific Northwest remains a creative touchstone for him. 

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