The City Club of Eugene Podcast
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)

The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation

April 15, 2022

Work, jobs and the labor force have changed. "The Great Stagnation," also called "The Great Resignation," means employers scramble to find employees and keep them. What caused the shift? Sarita Gupta, vice president of U.S. Programs for the Ford Foundation, speaks to City Club of Eugene about policies, workers' rights and other elements that have affected the labor market. Gupta is the 2021-22 Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics 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 April 8, 2022)

Landlords and Tenants: What’s Fair?

Landlords and Tenants: What’s Fair?

April 10, 2022

As prospective tenants race to rent in the Eugene area, they face a limited supply of housing, high rents, multiple deposits and a competitive market. Owners of rentals have issues, too, such as costs, maintenance and repair, tenants leaving without notice, evictions and regulations. How can tenants find and maintain good housing with no surprises? How can owners lessen their risks and find good matches to their units?

Our speakers are Julia Boss, a member of the Rental Protection Committee of Eugene's Housing Policy Board that is proposing changes to city rules governing owners; and Kathryn Dunn, who owns rental properties.

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

(This episode was broadcast on April 1, 2022)

Redistricting Oregon Style

Redistricting Oregon Style

March 19, 2022

How has Oregon's recent redistricting changed voters' representation? Has redistricting eliminated gerrymandering or added to it? Jim Moore, political science professor at Pacific University and a keen observer of Oregon politics, explains how redistricting occurs and the impacts of the legislature's recent redrawing of electoral maps.

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

(This episode was broadcast on March 11, 2022)

 

Adult Mental Health, Trauma and Care

Adult Mental Health, Trauma and Care

March 13, 2022

Did the pandemic create adult mental health crises or sharpen our awareness of them or both? What can be done to respond?

In this City Club of Eugene podcast episode, three speakers explain what's going on and what can be done to help people. The speakers are Bridget Byfield, Community Resilience ProjectDan Isaacson, co-chair of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Lane County; and Maureen Zalewski, associate professor and director of clinical training, University of Oregon Department of Psychology.

The program follows one that focused on children's mental health. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255, 24/7. Help is available!

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

(This episode was broadcast on March 4, 2022)

Racism in Medicine

Racism in Medicine

March 4, 2022

A BIPOC patient or physician will experience racism in the medical profession, according to the speakers in this podcast episode. "Racism in Medicine" looks at the issue from both sides of the exam room.

Speakers include Siobhan Cancél (patient perspective); Christal Crooks, M.D., with Oregon Medical Group; and Derick DuVivier, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University's VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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

(This episode was broadcast on February 25, 2022)

Kids’ Mental Health: How They’re Doing and How We Can Help

Kids’ Mental Health: How They’re Doing and How We Can Help

February 26, 2022

Our children have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as shown by the increased reports of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. City Club of Eugene brought together three experts to address aspects of this concerning issue.

Our speakers include Dr. Beth Stormshak, head of the Counseling Psychology & Human Services Department, University of Oregon; Ellen Thornton-Love, LCSW, clinical supervisor, Lane County's Child & Adolescent Health Behavioral Services; Jessica Swensen, psychiatric occupational therapist, PeaceHealth Child & Family Behavioral Health and Young Adult Behavioral Health.

Note: If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255, 24/7. Help is available!

You may also want to hear the episode on adult mental health.

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

(This episode was broadcast on February 11, 2022)

Collaborating on Permanent Housing Solutions

Collaborating on Permanent Housing Solutions

February 14, 2022

If agencies working on sheltering the homeless could coordinate and collaborate, would it result in better or faster permanent housing? City Club of Eugene examines how local nonprofits are teaming their resources on this issue.

Speakers include Debi Farr, manager of community relations at Trillium Health Plan; Jacob Fox, executive director of Homes For Good; Michelle Hankes, CEO of ShelterCare; and Sarai Johnson, housing and shelter strategist for Lane County. 

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

(This episode was broadcast on January 28, 2022)

Lessons From the Pandemic: UO’s Impact on the Next Normal

Lessons From the Pandemic: UO’s Impact on the Next Normal

February 7, 2022

The University of Oregon is committed to teaching, research and service. How did it fare during the first two years of the pandemic? What lessons is it applying to its operations and mission? Dr. Michael Schill, president, gives us his update and perspective on the university's "new normal."

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

(This episode was broadcast on January 14, 2022)

Student Leadership in Climate Education

Student Leadership in Climate Education

February 3, 2022

What are our youth learning about climate change? A group of local high school students and their teachers talk about their awakening to the issue, the education they are receiving on the topic, and their suggestions for combatting environmental damage caused by the changing climate.

Note: We apologize for the poor sound quality.

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

(This episode was broadcast on January 7, 2022)

 

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