Brian Bull

Reporter / Announcer

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016.   Over his 21 years in public broadcasting, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including three national Edward R. Murrow Awards,  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award in 2012, and most recently the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.

An enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Bull has worked with NPR's NextGeneration project geared towards diversifying the ranks of tomorrow's journalists, and has been a guest faculty at the Poynter Institute on covering underrepresented communities.

He's glad to be home in the Pacific Northwest, close to his family, tribe, and the Oregon Coast. He's married and has three children, and three cats. He enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, the visual and performing arts, and the occasional Godzilla movie.

Read how Brian's desire to spur reflection led him to a career in public media.

Brian has worked through the years with NPR on its Next Generation Radio Project, which trains journalists from underrepresented communities to become tomorrow's reporters.  Check out his latest project with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento here: http://capradio2017.nextgenerationradio.org/

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Craft brewers – including one in Eugene – are toasting a part of the contentious GOP tax bill recently signed by President Trump.

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Eugene Police have a new tool in their efforts to help addicts in crisis: the drug naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A Lane Community College educator is challenging incumbent Jay Bozievich for the West Lane Commissioner Position, District 1.

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Add a sixth name to those running for the East Lane County Commissioner office.

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Oregon’s Democratic Senators took to the floor today  to decry President Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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So…how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along so far? Two of the most common ones people list are eating healthier, and saving money. But as you may have found out at the checkout lane, these goals can often conflict, given the varying cost of fruit, vegetables, and meat.

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Tonight, commissioners with the Eugene Water and Electric Board discussed so-called “smart meters”. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, EWEB hopes to get more customers using the devices.

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The Oregon State University student facing multiple charges from allegedly slapping racist stickers on cars is out of jail…and banned from campus. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more on the case of Andrew Oswalt.

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Lane County authorities want tips on who may have vandalized the Luper Pioneer Cemetery…again. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Saturday, a Bronze Star veteran and non-profit director formally announced his bid for State Representative. 

 

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Today in Eugene, hundreds packed a new housing facility for homeless teen girls. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Roughly a hundred people gathered at South Eugene High School Wednesday to discuss whether or not the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Oregon State University researchers have a quandary. They’ve a nearly 80-foot long blue whale carcass they want to turn into an educational display…but no funds. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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This Wednesday, the 4-J School District will hold a meeting on the future of South Eugene High School’s mascot, the “Axemen”. This follows a petition to have the team name changed.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Lane County’s housing services agency is seeing a steady number of applicants for Section 8 housing vouchers.

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While Oregon’s high school graduation rate has improved, minority students – especially Native Americans – still lag behind their white classmates. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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An Oregon State University student was arrested Monday for slapping racist bumper stickers on the cars of social activists. The incident has upset many in the Corvallis community. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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If you’re wondering how Oregon’s restaurants rate for cleanliness, or if the hotel you’re considering staying at is pest-free, there’s a new online tool to help with that. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Eugene Police say they now have a composite rendering of an at-large suspect in three cold case murders. As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, authorities – and grieving relatives – hope the breakthrough leads to an arrest.

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The January 23rd Special Election is next week. Lane County election officials say as of today they’ve received 69,941 ballots.

4-J School District

Earlier this week we reported on a series of “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” posters that were removed at a bilingual elementary school in Eugene.

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Saturday marks the second Women’s March global event. In Eugene, organizers figure at least 3,000 people will turn out to voice support for women’s rights and to protest the Trump Administration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Eugene school officials say they’re still working with police on the possibly unlawful removal of immigrant-friendly posters in a grade school. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A prominent African-American politician and analyst was in Eugene yesterday. Nina Turner discussed Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy in Trump-era America. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The big ice storm that hit the Eugene area in December 2016 proved a major challenge for local utilities. KLCC’s Brian Bull shares what EWEB learned from the experience.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is optimistic Congress will pass a spending bill by Friday, and avoid a government shutdown.

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Activists against human trafficking in the Eugene-Springfield area are holding a series of events this month to spread awareness of the problem. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator, Ron Wyden, is condemning President Trump’s profane description of several nations.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports (ADVISORY: The offensive word is used in this story.)

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Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board.

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When you think about homelessness in Oregon, you may picture tent cities along Portland’s freeways, or transients gathering in Eugene’s Kesey Square.  But the City of Corvallis is also trying to troubleshoot a steadily growing issue in the area, with the highest level of income inequality among all Oregon cities. As part of our 50th anniversary tour, KLCC’s Brian Bull gives us this snapshot of how the city of 58,000 people is dealing with homelessness.

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