7:34 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Story Catchers: LCC Chicano / Latino Program Coordinator James Garcia

James Garcia is Chicano / Latino Program Coordinator at LCC
Credit James Garcia

Story Catchers continues to honor Lane Community College's 50th Anniversary with words from James Garcia, the Chicano/Latino Program Coordinator at LCC.  James shares his experience as a Mexican American, and an instructor of Chicano/Latino Leadership classes with Marsha Barr from Story Catchers.

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6:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Storycatchers: James Florendo, LCC Longhouse

James Florendo
Credit LCC

Now for another Story Catchers segment. Honoring Lane Community College’s 50th Anniversary, we're featuring an interview with James Florendo; faculty member, coordinator of Native American Programs, and steward of the Longhouse at LCC.

He begins with the founding of the longhouse, and the foundations of the programs serving a culturally diverse community at Lane.
James Florendo, a member of the Wasco nation, one of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs talked with Marsha Barr from Story Catchers.

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Arts & Culture
8:46 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Storycatchers: Artist Shares Her Vision

Kari Johnson's mural at 4th and Monroe in Eugene.
Credit Kari Johnson

Eugene residents may be familiar with Kari Johnson's art without knowing who she is. She's created many high-profile murals, including one at 4th and Monroe in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Johnson came to the United States at age 10 after having lived in Africa, Korea, and Malasia. She spoke with her friend David Landazuri.

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6:42 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Storycatchers: Remembering Mother Kali's Bookstore

Lorraine Ironplow dancing with her partner Kylene Folsom.
Credit Lorraine Ironplow

And now for another Storycatchers interview: Lorraine Ironplow and her partner Kylene Folsom, pay tribute to Mother Kali's , a feminist bookstore that impacted the lives of many people throughout its thirty-three year history in Eugene.

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6:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Storycatchers: Queen Marie Slugtoinette

Slug Queen Marie Slug-toinette.
Credit Connie Van Flandern

The slug queen pageant has been a Eugene tradition since 1983, but the office of slug queen hasn't always been so involved in the community.

Connie Van Flandern or Queen Marie Slug-toinette sat down with her friend Mitra  Chester to talk about Connie's role in shaping the meaning of being slug queen.

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6:54 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Storycatchers: Going Beyond Toxics

Beyond Toxics Executive Director Lisa Arkin and founder Mary O'Brien, with Bob O'Brien.
Credit Lisa Arkin

Mary O’Brien, founder of Beyond Toxics, and Lisa Arkin, the Executive Director, reminisce about their work in the anti-toxics movement and particularly how Eugene’s Toxics Right-to-Know Act came to be. Mary begins by recalling how Lisa got involved in the movement…

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6:47 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Working for Social Justice in Eugene

Mark Harris, right, with his family.
Credit Mark Harris

Mark Harris is an addictions counselor and educator at LCC. He sat down
with his parents, Myra and Dr. Hiawatha Harris, to talk about their
family history and their hopes for social justice in Eugene.

Edited by Evelyn Thorne.

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7:54 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Next Step Founder Speaks of Struggles and Success

Lorraine Kerwood
Credit Next Step Recycling

Lorraine Kerwood is founder of Next Step Recycling, a Eugene-based organization that recycles electronics and provides technology and training to community members. For her Story Catchers interview, she spoke of her struggles with disability and Asperger's syndrome and the help she's received to become who she is today.

Edited by Evelyn Thorne.

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7:27 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Patricia Cortez Says Her Calling Is To Help Latino Youth

Patricia Cortez founded Juventud Faceta to train latino youth to be leaders and human rights advocates.
Credit Storycatchers

Patricia Cortez is founder of Juventud Faceta, a program developed with the Amigo Multicultural Services Center to train Latino youth to be leaders and human rights advocates. She sat down with one the youth members to discuss how Juventud Faceta has affected their lives. The young man asked to remain anonymous.

You can hear more stories from the community at

Edited by Evelyn Thorne.

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7:31 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Veteran Tells Of His Struggles With Homelessness

Roger Coffee
Credit Storycatchers

Roger Coffee is a Vietnam veteran and Occupy protester who's lived on the streets of Eugene. Fellow Occupy member Karen Moore talked with him about his struggles as a veteran and the help he's received. Roger now lives in a Conestoga Hut through CALC (Community Alliance of Lane County). To hear more stories from our community or to record your own got to  Edited by Evelyn Thorne

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