The City Club of Eugene Podcast
Remove the Dams?

Remove the Dams?

August 4, 2022

Should three dams on the lower Snake River be removed to help salmon survive? The Northwest dam system generates 40% of America's hydropower; conversely, the Snake is the largest source of our salmon. Is it possible that a solution exists to serve the fish and industry/agriculture? This episode of the City Club of Eugene podcast examines the issues and potential solutions.

Speakers include: Nancy Hirsh, executive director of the NW Energy Coalition; Kurt Miller, executive director of Northwest River Partners; Todd True, staff attorney for Earth Justice; and Shannon Wilson, vice chair, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee.

View slides from the presentation and watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene's YouTube channel or on our Facebook page.

(This episode was broadcast on July 29, 2022)

Health Care Mergers and Medicine

Health Care Mergers and Medicine

August 1, 2022

In 2021,Oregon legislators passed a law requiring oversight of certain hospital mergers and acquisitions. What will this oversight mean for Oregonians seeking health care? Will mergers decrease competition or address the reality of failing systems?

Speakers in this episode include Gary Bruce, attorney with Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt; Kraig Delana, assistant professor at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business; and Zachary Goldman, economic policy advisor at the Oregon Health Authority.

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

(This episode was broadcast on July 22, 2022)

The Future of Community Colleges

The Future of Community Colleges

July 28, 2022

Community colleges have a vital role in educating residents, but that role has been evolving. Dr. Margaret Hamilton, retiring president of Lane Community College, spoke to City Club of Eugene about the changes students are demanding, how community colleges are funded, who enrolls in these schools of higher education, and how to avoid the ebb and flow of demand for courses.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on July 15, 2022)

Can Local Newspapers Be Saved?

Can Local Newspapers Be Saved?

July 12, 2022

Newspapers are struggling for readership and profitability. Yet, Americans have entrusted journalism with a role in holding government accountable and providing reliable information. In this episode, City Club of Eugene invited the perspectives of three speakers: George Custer, interim editor of the Highway 58 Herald in Oakridge; Steve Forrester, CEO of the EO Media Group; and Jackman Wilson, freelance editorial writer and former editorial page editor of The Register-Guard.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on July 8, 2022)

The Magic of TrackTown USA

The Magic of TrackTown USA

July 2, 2022

Eugene, Oregon is nicknamed Track Town USA because of its many running and field events. The town honors the legacy of Steve Prefontaine, past and present coaches, and the many track and field athletes - and ordinary runners - who participate.

Discussing the magic prior to Oregon 22 are: Ian Dobson, former Olympian, race director for Eugene Marathon and organizer of the World Athletics Championships marathons and speed walking competitions; Craig Leon, former professional marathon runner and head of the Sports Marketing MBA program at the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center; and Lonn Robertson, longtime runner who is welcoming Finnish runners before the World Athletics Championships.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on June 24, 2022)

 

The War in Ukraine

The War in Ukraine

June 30, 2022

In this episode, learn more about why Russia launched a war against Ukraine, the international impact of the war. and what may come next.

Our speakers include Keith Eddins, retired diplomat and adjunct professor at the University of Oregon; Julie Hessler, associate professor of history (Soviet Union specialty) at the University of Oregon; and Christoph Rass, professor of modern history and historical migration studies at Osnubruck University in Germany. Rass is the Carroll Professor of History for Spring 2022 at the University of Oregon.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on June 17, 2022)

 

 

Refugee Resettlement in Lane County

Refugee Resettlement in Lane County

June 22, 2022

This program outlines what happens when a refugee reaches Lane County, Oregon. You'll learn about the resettlement efforts, the steps an asylee must take to be a permanent resident, and the experiences of three refugees.

Our main speaker is Christine Zeller-Powell, a lawyer with Catholic Community Services, which provides refugee resettlement in our area. You'll also hear from speakers from Afghanistan, Cameroon and El Salvador.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on June 10, 2022)

Enriching Library Services During the Pandemic and Beyond

Enriching Library Services During the Pandemic and Beyond

June 8, 2022

How did the Eugene Public Library survive the pandemic? What lessons did the library staff learn? What has changed, and what is planned for the future?

Will O'Hearn, director of the library, and Angela Ocaῆa, community services manager at the library, share their experiences during the pandemic and their vision for the library's future.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on June 3, 2022)

Turtle Awards and Annual Meeting

Turtle Awards and Annual Meeting

May 26, 2022

City Club of Eugene's annual meeting honored outgoing and incoming officers plus winners of the Turtle Awards and Order of the Turtle designations.

Listen to the 2022 stories of Lisa Arkin and Eric Richardson, activists and community-minded Turtles. In addition, we recognized Norton Cabell and Sally Sheklow. The full list of all honorees since the awards began is at https://cityclubofeugene.org/turtles_2021/.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on May 20, 2022)

Celebration of Undergraduate Women in Science

Celebration of Undergraduate Women in Science

May 15, 2022

Four undergraduate women from the University of Oregon explain their #research projects in this annual celebration of research at the college level.

Our speakers include Sanjana Basak from the #EmbodyLab at the @UOKnightCampus, explaining her research on ophthalmic biochemistry; Karly Fear, discussing ways to improve bone fracture healing; Audra McNamee, @UOComputerInformationScience, talking about her comic book, "Welcome to Computer Science"; and Jenna Travers, #UOMarine Biology and the #GlacierLab, explaining her work on salmon preservation. All four are members of the @UOClarkHonorsCollege.

Watch this episode, including Q&As, on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This episode was broadcast on May 13, 2022)

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