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Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

Music And War | A History Of Capital Punishment In Oregon | Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.   

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2016

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.

Opting Out Of Standardized Tests | Memory & The Brain | Russian Artist

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2016

Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.

Olympic Trials In TrackTown USA | Mayor Kitty Piercy | Portland Police Oversight

OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2016

We're broadcasting live from KLCC in Eugene and welcoming TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna and longtime Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy. We also sit down with Kathleen Saadat, who just retired as the chair of the Portland police oversight board.

Addressing Homelessness in Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2015

Eugene is trying to find more places to shelter people for the night during the winter, and asking the state government for help addressing homelessness.

Eugene Writes Carbon Reduction Into Law

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2014

THURSDAY: The Eugene city council passed an ordinance this week that requires concrete plans to meet the city's carbon reduction goals.

Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

Does Mandatory Sick Leave Work For Everyone?

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2014

MONDAY: A proposed mandatory sick leave ordinance in Eugene is modeled off the one that passed in Portland last year.

Different Approaches To Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: In Eugene, there are various options for people experiencing homelessness — both legal and illegal.

Eugene Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2014

THURSDAY: Following the lead of other progressive cities across the U.S., Eugene has decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.

The Eugene Mission Downsizes

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2013

The Eugene Mission is imposing new admission limits. What will that mean for the homeless population in the area?

Eugene Elections

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2012

Candidates for city council and mayor of Eugene join us to talk local politics.

The Ross Brothers

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 29, 2011

The Ross brothers live in Eugene: one is a respected journalist; one is homeless. They came together on Think Out Loud earlier this year to share their stories.

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/17

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2011

Music fans have a lot to choose from in Portland and Eugene this weekend. We'll hear two entertainment writers' top picks.

The Ross Brothers

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2011

Andrew and Winston Ross are two brothers living very different lives in Eugene. One is a successful journalist; the other has been homeless since he was 18.

To Pledge or Not to Pledge?

OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2011

The Eugene City Council got national attention this week for a vote on whether or not to start their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Proposed Tax Increases in Eugene and Baker County

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2011

We're tackling two more items from the May ballot: a five-year levy to raise $3.6 million for Baker School District and a temporary income tax in Eugene to fund schools.

(Not) On a Jet Plane

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2008

How will airline cutbacks impact the way you travel?