Merry Pranksters

Angela Kellner

Entering Pleasant Hill from Eugene on Highway 58, drivers are greeted by a large banner hanging on the side of a parked van. It reads “No More Taxes! Vote No…Pleasant Hill School Bond.”  

Just down the road is another banner urging voters to approve the school bond measure. The community is split on the nearly $18-million dollar, 20-year bond to upgrade the elementary and high school.

Furthur Rides Again

May 13, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters’ voyage across the U.S.—one of the most famous bus trips ever. Zane Kesey and a new crew of pranksters will celebrate in July, with a new trip. Eric Alan has the story, including an interview with Zane Kesey and original Acid Test recordings.

Meeting Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Air Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

The Summer of Love may have begun at a 1940s work camp in Waldport. That’s the result of Steve McQuiddy’s research into the history of Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56 and the Fine Arts at Waldport, populated by artists and writers from across the country. Those conscientious objectors (COs) chose a condition of penance — compulsive labor for refusing to serve in the military — and put it to constructive ends.