The City Club of Eugene Podcast
The State of the University of Oregon

The State of the University of Oregon

November 23, 2022

Eugene is home to the University of Oregon's main campus and has an interim president during the search for its next permanent leader. In this episode of the City Club of Eugene's podcast, we hear from Patrick Phillips, the interim president, on the state of UO: its local impact, its educational status, its plans and goals.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on November 18, 2022)

Literacy in Oregon

Literacy in Oregon

November 14, 2022

Are our children learning literacy skills? How should those skills be taught? Hear a robust discussion in this City Club of Eugene podcast episode.

Speakers include Dr. Audrey Lucero, associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Education Studies; Rep. Barbara Smith-Warner, member of the Oregon State Legislature; and Angela Uherbelau, president and founder of Oregon Kids Read.

Watch this episode, including slides, on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on November 4, 2022)

Energy Generation on the Oregon Coast

Energy Generation on the Oregon Coast

October 31, 2022

Could the future of energy include wind and wave generation on the Oregon coast? Studies and money are beginning to explore the possibility, but what would these offshore generators do to the coast's economy, which depends heavily on tourism?

Listen to the plans and concerns presented by Bob Eder, a commercial fisherman with the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission/Fishermen Involved in Natural Energy; Julie Siestreem, the Vice Chair of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw; Shannon Souza, owner of Sol Coast Companies/Pacific Ocean Energy Trust; and a representative of BOEM, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on October 27, 2022)

 

 

The 4-Day, 32-Hour Work Week: Can It Work?

The 4-Day, 32-Hour Work Week: Can It Work?

October 27, 2022

Would fewer hours of work each week work for employees and employers? Dr. Juliet Schor talks about her research into a shorter work week in this episode of City Club of Eugene's podcast.

Dr. Schor is the 2021-23 chair of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. She is an economist and sociologist at Boston College.

(This episode was broadcast on October 21, 2022)

Should Affordable Health Care Be In Oregon’s Constitution?

Should Affordable Health Care Be In Oregon’s Constitution?

October 20, 2022

Oregon voters will decide this November whether or not to add the right to affordable health care to the state's constitution. In this episode of the City Club of Eugene's podcast, we'll hear from supporters and opponents of the measure.

Speakers include Emerson Hamlin, manager of the Right to Healthcare Campaign; Rep. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD; Samuel Metz, MD, Vice President of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program; and Rep. Ronald Noble.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on October 14, 2022)

Candidate Forum, Congressional District 4

Candidate Forum, Congressional District 4

October 9, 2022

The four candidates for Congressional District 4 answered questions during a forum cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lane County, Springfield City Club and City Club of Eugene, plus several libraries.

This podcast episode features candidates Mike Beilstein, Val Hoyle, Levi Leatherberry and Alek Skarlatos, plus moderator Chris Lehman from KLCC-FM.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on October 6, 2022)

Measure 114: Does Oregon Need More Gun Control Laws?

Measure 114: Does Oregon Need More Gun Control Laws?

October 4, 2022

This fall, Oregon voters will decide whether or not to add the gun control laws as proposed in Initiative 114. In this episode of the podcast of the City Club of Eugene, we hear from a supporter and opponent of the initiative.

Paul Donheffner, executive board member of the Oregon Hunters Association, and Rev. Mark Knutson, chief petitioner for Initiative 114, explain their positions.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on September 30, 2022)

 

Should Lane County Be Renamed?

Should Lane County Be Renamed?

September 27, 2022

Lane County is named for Oregon's first territorial governor, Joseph Lane. However, the county was the home of the Kalapuya people for 16,000 years. Should Lane County's name be changed to Kalapuya County? Are there other ways to honor the indigenous people of this area?

Speakers include Dr. Douglas Card, retired University of Oregon sociology professor; Dr. David Lewis, Oregon State University ethnohistorian/professor, Kalapuyan descendant and member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; and Dr. Richard Pettigrew, archeologist and director of the Archeological Legacy Institute.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on September 23, 2022)

 

West Lane County Commissioner

West Lane County Commissioner

September 25, 2022

In this September 2022 program, we hear from West Lane County commissioner candidate Dawn Lesley. Unfortunately, her opponent in the general election, Ryan Ceniga, declined to participate. KLCC's Brian Bull moderated the discussion.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel.

(This episode was broadcast on September 16, 2022)

 

Not Your Grandparents’ Election: Oregon Politics

Not Your Grandparents’ Election: Oregon Politics

September 19, 2022

What's coming in Oregon's 2022 general election? Speaker Rick Metsger, a political veteran, gives us his best guesses about what could be the statewide and national outcome of this fall's elections as well as what's changed in running for office and gaining voters' support. 

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel or on our Facebook page.

(This episode was broadcast on September 9, 2022)

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