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. 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 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.

Ways to Connect

Photo by Eric Alan

  Vocal ensemble Vox Resonat will celebrate the season with two performances of their concert “Christmas in Germany,” which will include songs from the 16th and 17th century. They’ll perform first in Roseburg on Saturday, December 12th at the First Presbyterian Church, and then in Eugene on Sunday, December 13th at Central Lutheran Church.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Peia Luzzi has traveled the globe to gather and preserve songs of ancient and diverse cultures lineages, including Medieval chant, Bulgarian and Celtic Folk music, medicine songs from indigenous cultures in North and South America, and Indian classical raga.

  Actresses Kim Fairbairn and Storm Kennedy speak with Eric Alan about Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play regarding the connection between clothes and female identity. The Very Little Theatre’s Stage Left production of the play runs December 4th through 13th in Eugene. 

  As part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host “Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences,” an illustrated talk and conversation with Donnell Alexander on Wednesday, December 2nd. He speaks with Eric Alan about Oregon’s unique hip-hop culture. 

Photo by Ron Verzuh

  Photographer Ron Verzuh  presents Street Rhythms, an exhibit of street corner photographs taken across the globe, on display at the Downtown Eugene Public Library through December 20th. He speaks with Eric Alan about a photographic and personal journey that has included being an author, historian and head of the international solidarity program of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. 

  Kindista is a social generosity network that aims to assist people by connecting them through sharing. The first Kindista Holiday Market: Buy Nothing and Share Freely will be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene. Benjamin Crandall, co-founder of Kindista, speaks with Eric Alan. 

  Dr. Charlotte Peterson is a child psychologist whose new book is The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. It integrates her findings from forty years of traveling the world exploring parenting strategies in indigenous cultures, particularly finding lessons in the Tibetan, Bhutanese and Balinese. She’ll be giving a talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday, November 22nd, and speaks with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

  This Saturday evening, November 14th, at the First Christian Church in Eugene, there will be a benefit concert for Womenspace to support their work against domestic violence, a concert which will also launch the new band Halie and the Moon. It’s a very different musical direction for vocalist Halie Loren, away from jazz and into acoustic poetic dream pop on their debut CD, Blue Transmissions Vol. 1 . Rachel Collins from Womenspace and Halie Loren visited the KLCC studios.

  

 

The Society for the Legitimization of the Ubiquitous Gastropod’s latest leader, S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo, a.k.a. Mark Roberts, will preside over  S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo’s 3rd Ball at the Vet’s Club in Eugene on Friday, November 13th. It’s a benefit for LILA, the Lane Independent Living Alliance, and is a masquerade ball featuring a wide variety of other entertainment and activities. Markalo Parkalo oozes into the KLCC studios to speak with Eric Alan. 

  “Mortal Sphere” is a multi-media presentation to be brought to life by vocalist Laura Wayte, sculptor Lillian Almeida, pianist Natalie Fortin, and saxophonist Idit Shner. It is inspired by reflections on childhood and society stemming from the path taken by Laura Wayte’s family out of partitioned post-World War II Germany, to avoid engineering secrets reaching Soviet hands. It will be performed in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, November 13th. Laura Wayte and Lillian Almeida speak with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

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