Claude Offenbacher

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Claude Offenbacher has been a reporter/host at KLCC since 1999.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Ashland Rabbi Clears Up Religious Misconceptions This Hanukkah Season

Rabbi David Zaslow
Credit kolaleph.org

It's Hanukkah, and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland takes a few minutes to correct misunderstandings by both Christians and Jews about their own -- and each others -- religions.

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Weather
4:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Bay Area Weather Causes Canceled Flights In Eugene

Credit KVAL.com

United Airline flights Monday and Tuesday from Eugene to San Francisco were canceled due to weather conditions in the bay area. KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke about it with the Airport's Assistant Director Cathryn Stephens.

Stephens said the configuration of the San Francisco airport means rain as well as fog can wreak havoc. They cause incoming delays. These backups then lead to cancellations.

Stephens:  "So they start having weather down there, and they start having to slow down their arrivals and their departures, their capacity goes way down."

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Social Justice
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Minority Youth Over-Represented In State Correction System

Maria Chavez-Haroldson

Maria Chavez-Haroldson is director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the Oregon Youth Authorirty in Salem.  She discusses the reasons minority youth are over-represented in the state’s correction system.

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Marijuana
6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Springfield Pediatrician's Concern About Effect Of Marijuana Legalization on Teens

Dr. Todd Huffman
Credit oadp.org

Dr. Todd Huffman is a pediatrician in Springfield affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including McKenzie-Willamette and Peace Health.  He's been in practice for 22 years.  He's also written innumerable OpEd pieces and commentaries for regional and national publications. He speaks with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher of his concern that  Oregon's legalization of marijuana will have a negative effect on teens.  

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Race Relations
11:48 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Lane NAACP Head Speaks Out on Michael Brown Shooting

Eric Richardson, President, Lane County NAACP

KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke Tuesday with Eric Richardson.  He asked the Lane County NAACP president his reaction to the decision not to indict the white policeman who fatally shot an African-American youth in Ferguson, Missouri.  What did Richardson think we should take away from the Grand Jury's position?

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Eugene Police
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner On Changes in Police Practices

Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner.
Credit Tiff / KLCC

Mark Gissiner has been Eugene's police auditor the past five years.  He's seen changes in police practices during that time.

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Standardized Testing
6:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Eugene-Bound Teacher Takes On Standardized Tests

Jesse Hagopian
Credit education.wsu.edu/wnate

Jesse Hagopian, a teacher, will be speaking in Eugene this (Thursday) evening.  But calling Hagopian a teacher is a about as revealing as calling Barack Obama a politician.  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with this crusading educator.

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Social Justice
7:11 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

Eva Kor, age 80, survived imprisonment at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
Credit www.auschwitz.org

Eva Kor, age 80, of Indiana, is a Holocaust survivor. She shares the story of her harrowing experience with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher. Kor speaks Saturday evening at 6:30 at the University of Oregon in room 150 of Columbia Hall. Her address is titled "Forgiveness: The Triumph of the Human Spirit".

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November 2014 Election
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Thompson, Anderson, Vie For Lincoln County Commissioner

Lincoln County Commissioner Terry Thompson
Credit dpo.org

Terry Thompson, one of three Lincoln County commissioners, seeks a fourth four-year term.  He faces a challenge this November from Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson.

KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher spoke with both candidates

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November 2014 Election
3:17 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Your Vote Can Matter

If you ever doubted the importance of your vote, a would-be Lane Electric director may change your mind.

Lynn Bowers didn’t win her bid to be one of seven directors Monday night at Lane Electric’s annual meeting. She wasn’t even one of the top two vote-getters. 

Lane Electric is a cooperative serving a rural area around Eugene-Springfield. Six candidates vied for Central District director.  Bowers picks up the story:

Bowers: “The top two were Nathan Philips, 257 votes, and Ingrid Kessler at 256.”

A one-vote difference.

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