Tripp Sommer

KLCC News Director & Morning Edition Host

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.

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An early Thursday morning fire at the Eugene Mission has been ruled accidental by the Eugene Springfield Fire Department. Investigators say a container of oily rags spontaneously combusted.

Lane Community College has closed all its campuses today due to poor travel conditions and prospects for only limited improvements in road conditions.  LCC  asks people to not attempt to travel to any Lane Community College campuses or facilities unless required to do so by a Lane manager. And, be safe.

Earlier this week, Native American activist and poet, John Trudell “walked on” after a bout with cancer. He was a frequent visitor to Eugene and a guest on KLCC.

Jarl Mohn, NPR's President and CEO, visited KLCC on Wednesday, October 7.  He spoke with KLCC's Tripp Sommer about NPR's strong suit.

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Tom Gannon will soon take the reigns at the Oregon Country Fair. He's been getting on-the-job training this summer from OCF General Manager Charlie Ruff. KLCC's Tripp Sommer spoke with Ruff Sunday afternoon as he reflected on his legacy at the non-profit.

Tony Biglan is a senior scientist at Oregon Research Institute.  His new book is called "The Nurture Effect – How the Science of Human Behavior can Improve Our Lives and Our World".  Doctor Biglan speaks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

Dr. Tony Biglan gives a presentation based on his book, "The Nurture Effect", Wednesday (5/13/15) at 7:00 at Oregon Research Institute, 1776 Millrace Drive in Eugene.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum stopped by the KLCC studios this week to check in with our listeners. Her conversation with KLCC's Tripp Sommer covers the ongoing federal investigation of John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes as well as the recent resignation of U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.

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Native American activist Suzan Harjo will speak Thursday at Lane Community College. She's director of the Morningstar Institute, and a recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom. She talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer about efforts to remove native mascots from sports teams.

Suzan Harjo will speak Thursday as part of the 8th Annual Peace Symposium at Lane Community College.

Joey is crowd funding to raise money for his scientific studies. For more information, click here:

https://experiment.com/projects/discovering-plant-destroyers-in-south-africa-with-citizen-science

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An unnamed professor was able to procure 22,000 pages of documents from the University of Oregon Archives earlier this month. The administration is demanding those documents back citing privacy concerns. It's place 2 archivists on leave. KLCC's Tripp Sommer talks with Register-Guard Higher Education reporter Diane Dietz.

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