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Our Next Normal: Visions for Post-Pandemic Eugene

Our Next Normal: Visions for Post-Pandemic Eugene

September 18, 2021

During the pandemic, people talk about getting back to "normal." What if this is an opportunity to create a new normal? We asked three community members for their visions of how Eugene could move toward an improved future.

Speakers include Joel Iboa, executive director of Oregon Just Transition Alliance; Vera Keller, associate professor of history at the University of Oregon; and Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, educator and civil rights activist.

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

(This program was produced on Sept. 10, 2021.)

Prescription: Nature

Prescription: Nature

August 10, 2021

How much time in nature do humans need? One of the speakers in this podcast episode recommends, "Get hot, get cold, get outside." Another recommends 120 minutes in a natural environment for at least 20 minutes each time. What about our children?

Speakers include Jared Hanley, founder of NatureQuant; Katie Lynch, co-director and instructor, University of Oregon's Environmental Leadership Program; and Christopher Minson, director of the UO's Human Cardiovascular Control Lab and co-director of the Exercise and Environmental Physiology Labs.

View Katie Lynch's slides about her team's outreach to elementary school students. Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This program was produced on July 30, 2021.)

 

Taking Care of Our Kids: Countering a Child Care Desert

Taking Care of Our Kids: Countering a Child Care Desert

August 2, 2021

Oregon has the fourth-highest child care costs in the U.S. Even when parents can pay the high cost, quality care may not be available. In fact, Lane County has been named a child care desert, per an Oregon State University report. In this City Club of Eugene podcast episode, we'll learn more about the factors that create this dilemma.

Our speakers include Cindy Bellamy, director of the Oak Street Child Development Center in Eugene; Alyssa Chatterjee, acting director of the Oregon Department of Education's Early Learning Division; and Cheryl Henderson, manager of the Lane Community College's Lane Child and Family Center.

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

(This program was produced on July 23, 2021)

Defeating COVID: Vaccine Incentives

Defeating COVID: Vaccine Incentives

July 24, 2021

Do incentives inspire people to get vaccinated against COVID-19? Experts and those offering vaccine incentives talk about their experiences in this episode of City Club of Eugene's podcast.

Speakers include: Chunhuei Chi, MPH, Sc.D, a Professor at Oregon State University and the Founding Director of OSU’s Center for Global Health; Tom Cosentino, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, the statewide advocacy and promotional channel of the New Jersey wine industry; Craig R. Frank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaya Holdings, which owns and operates Kaya Shack cannabis shops in Portland and Salem; and Cathy Kauffman,  MSW, owner of Portland-based Kauffman Strategies, a strategic consulting firm focused on health and social programs.

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

(This program was broadcast on July 16, 2021)

 

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

June 28, 2021

Up to 15% of older adults suffer from abuse. Sometimes it is financial; sometimes it is physical or medication is withheld or the senior is dependent on an abusive person. In this podcast episdoe, you will learn more about the issue and how social services, law enforcement and first responders work to intervene and protect our elders.

Our speakers are Brenton Gicker, RN and EMT-1, CAHOOTS; Bob Morris, Junction City Police Chief; and Nicole Newell, a manager with Adult Protective Services at Lane Council of Governments.

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube or Facebook channels. On either outlet, you can hear a Q&A discussion led by Carmel Perez Snyder, Oregon AARP's associate state director of outreach, which occurs at the end of this podcast.

(This program was broadcast on June 25, 2021)

The New Jet Age: The Future of Aviation in Southwest Oregon

The New Jet Age: The Future of Aviation in Southwest Oregon

June 27, 2021

We rely on regional air transportation to move passengers and freight, but use dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are Oregon's airports preparing for the expected increase in traffic once the pandemic is controlled? How are airports addressing economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability?

Three experts will share their plans and hopes. Shelley Humble is airport manager at Hobby Field in Creswell. Betty Stansbury, AAE, is director of the Oregon Department of Aviation. Cathryn Stephens is the acting airport director at Eugene Airport.

As a bonus, we'll get to hear a plane taxiing outside the window of one of the speakers!

Watch this episode on City Club of Eugene’s YouTube (includes Stephens' slides) or Facebook channels.

(This program was broadcast on June 11, 2021)

 

 

 

Playgrounds

Playgrounds

June 17, 2021

Kids love playgrounds, parents appreciate them and a community needs them. But what makes a playground worth the price? City Club of Eugene asked the city's principal landscape architect, Emily Proudfoot, to explain how playgrounds are designed, what makes good ones, why they require such a large investment, and what the city plans are for future playgrounds.

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

(This program was broadcast on June 11, 2021.)

Entrepreneurship in the Emerald Valley

Entrepreneurship in the Emerald Valley

June 14, 2021

Can a city maintain its culture while pursuing economic opportunities? Eugene is finding out because entrepreneurs are attracted to its setting while wanting business services. The city is responding with mentoring and business accelerator opportunities, and this program explores how it's working.

The speakers include Sally Bell, vice president and executive director of the Southern Willamette Valley Chapter of the Technology Association of Oregon; Matt Sayre, managing director of Onward Eugene, an economic development nonprofit; and Marissa Zarate, co-director of the Latinx & Immigrant Family Wellness Hub.

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

(This program was broadcast on June 4, 2021)

 

2021 Turtle Award Winners

2021 Turtle Award Winners

June 7, 2021

Every year, City Club of Eugene honors residents whose civic involvement requires them to stick their necks out. This year, we honored two recipients: Betty Snowden and Mo Young.

Learn more about them in the introductions and hear them explain why they do what they do. You can also learn more about the Turtle Awards.

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

(This program was broadcast on May 21, 2021)

Our Future is in Good Hands

Our Future is in Good Hands

May 19, 2021

Four undergraduate scholars explain their research, done through the University of Oregon's Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement, in a City Club of Eugene program that highlights the work of students.

Our speakers are Anastasia Browning, who examined effective public health messaging for COVID; Jyhreh Johnson, who looked at the shape of the adult human cranium; Minh Nyugen, who studied vagus nerve stimulation in mice; and Jude Stone, who examined how defendants' race and orientation affects criminal justice rulings.

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

(This program was broadcast on May 14, 2021)

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