Tripp Sommer

KLCC News Director

Tripp Sommer began as a volunteer at KLCC in 1981.  He became KLCC News Director in 1988, serving at various times as host of Morning Edition, Northwest Passage and News at Noon. 

Sommer is the recipient of Public Radio News Directors Inc's (PRNDI) 2014 Leo C. Lee Award.

Senior Citizens
4:09 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Lane Community College's Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program is celebrating forty years of connecting with senior citizens  and helping them stay active and engaged.  KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Barbara Susman, director of the Successful Aging Institute and the Senior Companion Program at Lane Community College.  His other guest is Brian Pindell, a Senior Companion Program volunteer.    

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The 15 Ounce Pound by Joseph Pietri

KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Joseph Pietri, author of "The 15-Ounce Pound:Big Pharma's Plan to Patent Pot".

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Politics & Government
2:33 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

KLCC Hosted Live Candidate Forum for East Lane County Commissioner Race

Candidates for the East Lane County Commissioner Race attend a live, on-air forum at KLCC.
Credit Karen Richards

    

Ten year incumbent Faye Stewart is being challenged for his seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Joann Ernst, Kevin Matthews and Jose Ortal are running against Stewart for the East Lane County District 5 position. A fifth candidate, Jack Schoolcraft, is "refraining from any further public comment" during the race.

Friday at noon, the four active candidates participated in a live forum. KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer moderated the event. Questions were submitted in advance by listeners and candidates gave timed responses to a variety of issues.

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Justice
6:57 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Reporter Reflects On Murder Trial

Wednesday, a jury convicted Johan Gillette on two counts of aggravated murder and one count of intentional murder in the deaths of his father James Gillette and Anne Dhu McLucas. Next week, they decide on sentencing. Throughout the trial, the Register Guard coverage has been high profile. Their reporter Greg Bolt spoke with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

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