Claude Offenbacher


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


Civic Stadium
11:12 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Fred Meyer's Case For Purchase Of Civic Stadium


Fred Meyer 's proposal to purchase Civic Stadium  for $5. 25 million is one of three being considered by Eugene 4J.  Last week, 4J Superintendent Shelley Berman recommended the District negotiate with the City of Eugene for acceptance of its offer.  We hear from Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melina Merrill:

Melinda Merrill, spokeswoman for Fred Meyer, on its offer to purchase Civic Stadium.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans on African-Americans Today

Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans
Credit City of Eugene

On Martin Luther King day and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we’re joined by educator and community activist Greg Evans. Evans is a City of Eugene councilor for Ward 6. He’s also a Lane Community College instructor, and coordinator of its African-American student program.  In conversation with KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher, Evans discusses the current status of African-Americans:

Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans. He’s an LCC instructor, and coordinator of its African-American student program. Evans spoke with KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher.

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New Years Predictions
6:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Astrologer Johanna Mitchell's 2014 Forecast

Johanna Mitchell is an astrologer in Eugene.  She consults her charts of the heavens annually to forecast the year ahead.  Joanna begins an interview with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher by describing her process:

Astrologer Johanna Mitchell will speak on "Future Signs, the Astrology of 2014" at Tsunami Books in Eugene January 11 and 12th at 2 p.m.  The events will benefit Laurel Hill Center, serving adults with chronic mental illness.  Johanna's website is

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A Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

A Piece of My Mind: Community of Strangers

Cast of The Man From Earth

I've been an actor since I was ten, and value the community formed each time people gather to rehearse a play.

Earlier this month, I was part of the company of The Man From Earth, performed at Eugene's Very Little Theatre.

We were a ten-member cast, age 28 to 77, brought together through auditions from disparate walks of life.  We became part of a new, ephemeral family.

The play offered us an opportunity to know folks whose lives we might otherwise never have touched.

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Parks and Recreation
6:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Parks and Rec Survey Reveals Priorities

Credit The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The job of learning what it is Oregon's hikers, bikers, swimmers and other recreators want improved rests with Kreg Lindberg.  He's an associate professor of tourism and outdoor leadership at O.S.U.'s Cascades Campus.  Each year he helps determine local and recreational priorities with a statewide survey he conducts.  In this audio report, Lindberg tells of the origins and nature of this survey, and what was most recently learned.

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Rural Development
6:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Federal Agency Helps Rural Communities Prosper

Vicki Walker, U.S. Department of Agriculture's State Director for Rural Development.

Vicki Walker may be a city girl from Eugene.  But her current job calls on her to help Oregon's rural communities prosper.  Since 2009, Walker has been the U.S. Department of Agriculture's State Director for Rural Development.  In an audio report, Walker explains her agency's role.

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JFK Assassination
11:43 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Lincoln County Man Remembers Kennedy Assassination

Credit wikepedia

North Lincoln County's Fire and Rescue publicist was listening to KLCC Friday morning. Jim Kusz was moved by the Kennedy assassination remembrances  on "Here and Now". He called to tell his story of being a third-grader in Chicago on a class trip to the circus.

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Lane E.S.D.
6:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

School Superintendents React To Eugene 4J's Withdrawal from Lane E.S.D.

Fern Ridge Superintendent Dennis Friedrich.
Credit Fern Ridge Schools

The Legislature has given Oregon school districts the right to withhold funds from the Educational Service Districts that serve them.  ESDs provide special education, technological and instructional support to K-12 districts on a regional basis. Eugene 4j School District will withdraw from Lane ESD in July 2014. Beaverton and Hillsboro are also withdrawing in large part from theirs .

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