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. In 2014, he was awarded second place in the "Best Interview" category for his story "Vietnam: An Inner View" at the national convention of the Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated in Washington, DC. 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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Cozmic
6:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Taking Art to the Streets

A public forum about street art will be held at Cozmic in Eugene on Tuesday evening. Panelist Isaac Marquez, the City of Eugene’s Public Art Manager, speaks with Eric Alan about creating engaging public art, the boundaries between art and graffiti, and how street art is pushing contemporary art forward. 

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
6:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Storm Kennedy and Bary Shaw in Becky's New Car

Left to right: Storm Kennedy, Patrick Dizney and Bary Shaw, in Becky's New Car.

Storm Kennedy and Bary Shaw star in Becky’s New Car, a play of comic misadventure at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. In the KLCC studios with Eric Alan, they demonstrate the deep and hilarious possibilities of misunderstandings, as well as the essential nature of listening and being in the moment.

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Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Filmmaker Clemens Schenk on Grey Wolf OR7's Historic Journey

In 2011, the grey wolf known as OR7 became the first wolf to enter California in nearly a century. Documentary filmmaker Clemens Schenk examines that trek and the role of wolves in the wider ecosystem in OR7 – The Journey. He speaks with Eric Alan, before the film screens at the Bijou Art Cinemas on Thursday, September 18th.

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Cuthbert Amphitheatre
6:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Graham Nash on 45 Years of Crosby Stills and Nash

Graham Nash of Crosby Stills and Nash reflects on forty-five years in one music’s most legendary partnerships. He speaks with Eric Alan about the band’s debut at Woodstock, the new music that keeps the band fresh, and David Crosby’s remarkable reunion with his son James Raymond. Crosby Stills and Nash perform at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene on Wednesday, September 17th.

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Cozmic, Eugene Public Library
3:51 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Swan Sovereign Live at KLCC

Swan Sovereign. Left to right: Lara Michell, Christine McKinley, Stephanie Schneiderman.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Swan Sovereign is a Portland trio that includes Stephanie Schneiderman, Lara Michell and Christine McKinley, familiar through their previous band Dirty Martini. Christine McKinley is also a mechanical engineer and the author of the new book Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You.  They stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and conversation, before performing at Cozmic on Friday, September 12th.  McKinley also presents a multi-media book event at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Saturday, September 13th.

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Cozmic
3:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Mother Falcon Live at KLCC

Mother Falcon in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Mother Falcon is an independent rock orchestra from Austin Texas, who are breaking down boundaries between genres, performing everything from original vocal songs to Stravinsky and Radiohead covers. After being voted “Best None of the Above” in Austin three years in a row, they were featured in an NPR Tiny Desk concert last year.  Before appearing at Cozmic in Eugene on September 10th, they performed live in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.

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Hult Center
8:53 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Comedienne Kathleen Madigan's Endless Tour

Kathleen Madigan

Kathleen Madigan has established herself as one of this country’s top stand-up comedians, in a career spanning over twenty-five years. She speaks with Eric Alan about her endless tour, including entertaining the troops in Afghanistan along with Robin Williams. She also talks about the family roots of her comedy, and whether or not women have a disadvantage in the comedic world. She appears at the Hult Center in Eugene on September 12th.

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Yachats Commons
6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

Dr. Mary Christina Wood
Credit University of Oregon

Dr. Mary Christina Wood is the founding director of the University of Oregon’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, and the author of the new book Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, in which she uses her expertise in environmental law to argue for a new legal approach to preservation of vital natural resources. The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences will present a talk by Dr. Wood on Sunday, September 7th, and she joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

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Lincoln City
6:00 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Look Me In the Eye

Art by Lisa Sansevere, from the "Look Me In the Eye" art exhibit.

As part of Oregon Supported Living Program’s “Look Me in the Eye” educational campaign for adults with developmental disabilities, Lincoln Gallery presents an art exhibit with that theme. Resident artist Mija Andrade speaks with Eric Alan about the role of art in overcoming barriers between people.

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Axe and Fiddle, Sisters Folk Festival
3:50 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Jeffrey Martin Live at KLCC

Jeffrey Martin

Songwriter Jeffrey Martin performs live in the KLCC studios, as well as introducing the recorded title track of his brand new CD, Dogs In the Daylight. He'll perform at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday, September 4th, and at the Sisters Folk Festival September 5th to 7th. 

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