The City Club of Eugene Podcast
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)

So, You Want to be an Author?

So, You Want to be an Author?

May 14, 2021

You may have the desire to write, but how would you take an idea, write and edit it, and get it published? Should you look for an agent to sell your book to a publisher? How do you find an editor, much less a publisher?

In this City Club of Eugene podcast episode, five Eugene-area authors share their experiences and suggestions. The speakers include J.C. Geiger, Leigh Anne Jasheway, Ruby McConnell, Andre Royal and Bob Welch.

To hear audience questions and answers, watch this episode on City Club of Eugene's YouTube or Facebook channels.

(This program was broadcast on May 7, 2021)

Urban Canopy: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Urban Canopy: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

May 3, 2021

What is the health and status of Eugene's urban forest? Three speakers address the sustainability, resilience and opportunity to help meet climate goals that exist by taking care of - and adding to - our urban forest.

Scott Altenhoff is the Management Analyst for the City of Eugene’s Urban Forestry Program. Bart Johnson, PhD is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. Vivek Shandas, PhD is a Professor of Climate Adaptation and Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University.

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

(This program was broadcast on April 30, 2021)

Equity in Policing

Equity in Policing

April 29, 2021

The Oregon legislature is considering reforms to policing. State laws would be revised or updated, which would affect Eugene's policing. Yet, Eugene has several elements in place that could be part of developing new laws that make policing more equitable. This City Club of Eugene podcast episode looks at the state laws as well as what is working or not working on a local level.

Our speakers include Michael Hames-Garcia, a member of the Eugene Civilian Review Board; Sean Shivers, chair of the Eugene Police Commission; and Rep. Marty Wilde, a member of the Committee on Equitable Policing in the state legislature.

Note: This program was recorded prior to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

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

(This program was broadcast on April 23, 2021)

Eugene’s Mayor Talks About Key Issues

Eugene’s Mayor Talks About Key Issues

April 21, 2021

Mayor Lucy Vinis spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald at a City Club of Eugene meeting. The mayor answered four questions in depth:

1. What is the city doing about the issue of homelessness?

2. What are the city's plans for reforming public safety?

3. What programs are on the schedule for Summer in the City?

4. What are some of the things you do as mayor that the public may not hear about, and why are they important to the city's future?

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

(This program was broadcast on April 16, 2021)

Downtown Riverfront

Downtown Riverfront

April 18, 2021

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." (Norman MacLean)

When a river runs through the middle of your town, how do you honor the resulting relationship? The City of Eugene is turning the former downtown industrial land by the river into a mixed use development. City Club of Eugene talks to several key figures in the planning and development of the riverfront to hear about their vision and how it will change the history of Eugene's relationship with the Willamette River.

Our speakers include James Atkins, PE and Dike Dames of Atkins Dame, developers of the site; Will Dowdy, co-director of community development for the City of Eugene; and Kurt Schultz, principal of SERA Architects.

Schematics, video and other material are available here.

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

(This program was broadcast on April 2, 2021)

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