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.


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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Axe and Fiddle
3:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer Live at KLCC

Rebecca Lomnicky
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Rebecca Lomnicky is a Scottish fiddler originally from Corvallis. In 2009, she won the Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship in Scotland, after previously winning the junior division of the US National Scottish Fiddle Competition in 2005. Joining her in duo at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on August 28th is the equally accomplished piper David Brewer, another Oregon native. He leads the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has played with many top ensembles, including the Chieftains.

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Oregon Wild
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Wilderness Act Turns Fifty

A view of Oregon's Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.
Credit Photo by Alastair Rose

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act. Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, reflects on the law’s successes and challenges, and on Oregon’s meager wilderness protection compared to neighboring states. A week of local events will celebrate the law's fiftieth anniversary.

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Dexter Lake Club
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Animal House of Blues

Katherine Wilson with John Belushi on the Animal House set, 1977

Animal House of Blues is a documentary film that focuses on the making of the original Animal House in 1977. Filmmaker Katherine Wilson joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, for conversation and previously unreleased music from Curtis Salgado and John Belushi.

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Majestic Theatre
6:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Earl Thomas and the Blues Cabaret

Vocalist Earl Thomas debuts music recorded the previous night, merging the blues with Broadway styles. He also reflects with Eric Alan about the role of blues in overcoming oppression, and moving the musical form into the 21st century. Earl Thomas brings The Blues Cabaret to the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis on Friday evening. 

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Eugene Celebration
6:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore Begins His "Rain"

Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore, surrounded by old S.L.U.G. Queens at his coronation.

Eugene’s new S.L.U.G. Queen, Daniel Borson—a.k.a. Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore—speaks with Eric Alan about wizardry, environmental education, and the centrality of a downtown celebration. 

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Cuthbert Amphitheatre
6:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Huey Lewis, Still Making the News

Huey Lewis and the News recreate their album cover for Sports, thirty years later.
Credit Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Huey Lewis has a wide-ranging conversation with Eric Alan about his enduring songs, interpreting Otis Redding, pop songs as Haiku, and the evolutions of the News and music business. The interview includes classic music and recent live material. Huey Lewis and the News perform at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene on Saturday, August 16th.

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