Arts & Culture

Good Gardening: Freezer Jam

Jun 5, 2017
John Fischer

The first sweet juicy morsels of Oregon's legendary berry crop are starting to show up in area gardens, and local farmers markets.  

Highway 20 runs over three thousand miles, from Boston to Newport Oregon—a road Sal Strom and Lynn Moyers have just traversed in entirety. 

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Joy of Swimming” by Lisa Congdon.

Rachael McDonald

The Roseburg Library locked its doors Wednesday. It’s the final location in the Douglas County Library System to close since the Board of Commissioners announced it can’t afford to fund the service anymore. There is no plan yet in place for a way to re-open the library.

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty has extended the language of the instrument in contexts of jazz, rock and beyond. His first American appearance was at the Monterey Jazz Festival fifty years ago—an appearance that launched his recording career, which has ranged from his groundbreaking solo CDs for Atlantic Records, to collaborations from Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola and Stanley Clarke, among many others.

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Hers was a Pulitzer in poetry, specifically for a volume titled Annie Allen that chronicled the life of an ordinary black girl growing up in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's famous South Side.

Brooks was in her living room when she learned she had won, she recalled in a Library of Congress interview, and it was growing dark. She didn't turn on the lights, because she knew what would happen. Money was tight, and the bill hadn't been paid.

Best of Show
Terry Way

VizCity talks with juror Ruth Armatage  about the Emerald Art Center National Juried Show in Springfield.

 

The Emerald Spring Exhibition is a national juried show at Springfield’s Emerald Art Center. I caught up with Ruth Armitage, who juried the show. Ruth commented, "I was just looking through the show and going, 'How am I ever going to decide on the Best of Show?'

Tiffany Eckert

Forty years ago, John Hockenberry got his start in radio in Eugene as a volunteer at KLCC. Next, he joined national public radio, then worked in network television. Hockenberry returned to radio journalism as host of the Takeaway which airs on KLCC at 11am. He was in Eugene for the Presidential Lecture Series at Lane Community College.

Photo by Danielle Knapp

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon, is the next topic in the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

On the Ragged Edge of Medicine: Doctoring among the Dispossessed, is a book by Dr. Patricia Kullberg, reflecting on her experience in medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland.  She’ll read at the UO bookstore on Wednesday evening, May 24th with book sales to benefit White Bird Clinic. She speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about the health costs of poverty, and the need for empathy as well as universal care. 

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