Eugene Weekly

Recorded on: April 28, 2017

Air Date: May 1, 2017

In a local tradition unique to City Club of Eugene, every year since 1991 the Turtle Award, a cast iron turtle, has been given to two, or three under-recognized civic leaders in Eugene for “sticking their necks out”. That is, they have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision and courage required to persevere in a risk prone venture for the good of the whole community.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear is a one-woman play by Sharon Whitney, featuring Jane VanBoskirk.

  A look at the modern music scene in the Willamette Valley with William Kennedy, the primary music writer for the Eugene Weekly, as well as a writer for several other publications, and a veteran of seventeen years of music retail work. He highlights positive local changes in venues and booking strategies, the success of a cassette-only music label in Eugene, and the role of the Internet in creating national success for the local band This Patch of Sky, which rarely plays in its own town. 

The Eugene Film Society 72-Hour Music Video Competition will challenge local videographers to create videos for the songs by this year’s finalists for the Eugene Weekly’s Next Big Thing contest. Eric Alan speaks with Joshua Purvis, founder and Director of operations of the Eugene Film Society.