Claude Offenbacher


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


2:04 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Animal Rights Group Takes On Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari has been in the cross hairs of an animal rights group for more than a decade.  Last week,  "In Defense of Animals"  named the park outside Winston to its “10 Worst Zoos for Elephants” list.  This is the 12th consecutive year

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Bus Service
1:31 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

LTD Posts Holiday Bus Schedule

Lane Transit District has announced its Christmas holiday schedule. On Wednesday, Christmas Eve, the last departure from the Eugene station will be at 7:45 p.m.  LTD customer service center sales counter will close at 5:30. LTD and Ridesource will not operate Christmas day.  Buses will depart Eugene Station on a regular schedule New Year's Eve until 10:45, with Sunday-level service on New Year's Day. Both of the next two Fridays will see regular weekday service.  

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Lane Unemployment
1:09 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Lane Unemployment Down Only Slightly This Past Year


The  unemployment rate in Lane County, as in the whole state of Oregon, has flattened out. 

Lane County's unemployment rate, established through a household survey, stood at 6.9 percent in November.  That's according to Brian Rooney, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department. It's down only slightly from a 7.1 percent rate a year ago.

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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

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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4:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Bay Area Weather Causes Canceled Flights In Eugene


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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6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

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

Dr. Todd Huffman

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

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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