Eric Alan

Music, Arts & Culture Host

Eric Alan is KLCC’s music, arts and culture host. The music performances he hosts on KLCC air during Q; his interviews and features air during The Takeaway, The World and other programs. He joined KLCC in 2010 as a host of the music program Fresh Tracks. He then became the host of the music, arts and culture program Living Large, which brought 800 performances and interviews to the airwaves in 2011-2013. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, where he was music director and host of the daily music show Open Air; he also served there as editor and primary feature writer for The Jefferson Monthly magazine, Morning Edition host and producer of The Questing Feast (a food show). He is a nationally published author and photographer with three books to his credit, ranging from nature spirituality to major league baseball. He also works with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, regularly contributing words and photographs to the project “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.” He is an accomplished lyricist as well, with credits ranging from international recording artists Gypsy Soul to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

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Lane County Fair
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living

Mama Lou -- American Strong Woman

Mama Lou claims to be the only professional strong woman performer in the Northern Hemisphere. She visits the KLCC studios to rip a phone book in half and explain why her feats of strength provide inspiration for living a strong and beautiful life. She appears at the Lane County Fair every day through Sunday.

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Corvallis
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC

Absolute Harmony

A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

3 Leg Torso Live at KLCC

Only 3 Leg Torso can properly take advantage of the shoe sale at Lazar's in Eugene. (Left to right: Courtney Von Drehle, Bela Balogh, T.J. Arko, and Mike Murphy. Not present: Gary Irvine.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The band 3 Leg Torso has been making eclectic music for nearly two decades, integrating elements of chamber music, tango, Gypsy music, Latin, klezmer and more. Their music has found its way into several films as well as on recordings. They’re currently working on two new albums, as well as hitting the road for the live shows that they love. They joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, on their way to the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove.

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Eugene Film Society
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Creativity Under Pressure: 72 Hour Music Video Competition

The Eugene Film Society 72-Hour Music Video Competition will challenge local videographers to create videos for the songs by this year’s finalists for the Eugene Weekly’s Next Big Thing contest. Eric Alan speaks with Joshua Purvis, founder and Director of operations of the Eugene Film Society.

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Arts & Culture
7:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview - John Perkins: Economist, Author & Activist

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
Credit johnperkins.org

At the Oregon Country Fair Friday, KLCC's Eric Alan & John Cooney spoke with John Perkins. He's the author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. He's the founder and board member of Dream Change, as well as co-founder of Pachamama Alliance.

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Arts & Culture
6:54 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview - Poet Jorah LaFleur

Jorah LaFleur at the KLCC broadcast booth at the Oregon Country Fair
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Friday at the 45th Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with poet Jorah LaFleur with Eugene Poetry Slam.

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Arts & Culture
6:33 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview: Michelle Holman - Support Local Food Rights

Michelle Holman at the KLCC booth at the Oregon Country Fair
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Friday at the Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with Michelle Holman of SLFR: Support Local Food Rights.

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Siuslaw Public Library
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast

A coastal Oregon tradition has been captured by author James Herman in his new book, Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast. It looks at forts from a variety of perspectives, from the historical to the spiritual and the practical, in a book that’s photographic as much as it written in prose. James Herman will appear in the KLCC listening area at Siuslaw Public Library in Florence on July 12th, in Lincoln City on July 19th, and on August 2nd at the first annual Driftwood Fort Festival. He speaks with Eric Alan.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast

Bonnie Henderson

Author Bonnie Henderson’s latest book is called The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. It looks at how the scientific community came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the possibilities for tsunamis along the Pacific Coast—particularly through the eyes of geologist Tom Horning, who experienced the 1964 tsunami in Seaside, Oregon, as a ten-year-old. Bonnie Henderson will be holding book events in July in Bend, Newport, and Eugene, and will appear as a panelist in Florence in August. She speaks with Eric Alan.

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Art and the Vineyard
3:25 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Zac Wolfe Live at KLCC

Zac Wolfe at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene guitarist Zac Wolfe blends jazz, Latin and pop styles, and recently had the opportunity to make his debut album, Hello, with one of his inspirations, the great drummer Stix Hooper of the Crusaders. Before performing at Art and the Vineyard in Alton Baker Park in Eugene on Friday, July 4th with his full band, he visited the KLCC studios in duo form with Brazilian percussionist Valter Da Silva, for songs and conversation.

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