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Soundcheck Eugene

Soundcheck Eugene

An audio exploration of what really occurs during the all-important ritual of soundchecking.
Knowing the World

Knowing the World

He escaped his small town eight years ago to travel the globe. Now he can’t stop...
Damming the Northwest

Damming the Northwest

From his office at Oregon State University to Bridge Creek, Dr. Robert Beschta drives five hours through the wet Willamette Valley, over the rolling Cascade Mountains and across the high desert region of central and southeastern Oregon, passing alfalfa farms, sheep ranches and irrigation ditches along the way.
Mild Bill: Eugene Tattoo Artist Inks Emotion

Mild Bill: Eugene Tattoo Artist Inks Emotion

Wearing ink-stained pants and shirt – tattoo-sleeved arms visible – Mild Bill sits in his bright green office, glasses on and cigarettes nearby, spinning another story from his many circuits around the tattoo block of Eugene.
The Hot Dog Lady

The Hot Dog Lady

In the bustle of students walking and talking on the corner of 13th and Kincaid, and under the loud buzz of the passing cars and buses, the soft crackles of metal foil are barely audible as the hot dog lady prepares another sausage for a hungry customer.
Riding the Pass

Riding the Pass

For the mountain bikers who hate to ride uphill, Willamette Pass is a must-ride. Late in June, after the snow has melted from the mountain, the pass converts their six-person chair to a gondola for mountain bikers, hikers, disc golfers and sightseers. The ski slopes give way to some intense single-track riding. “It’s a little...
Sea Love Everywhere

Sea Love Everywhere

At the bottom of a glazed, ceramic bowl a smiling red lobster and a purple starfish stand claw-in-arm below lettering reading “Sea Love Everywhere.” This bowl stands on a shelf of a wooden cabinet holding many other ceramic bowls glazed with messages of tolerance and pride. One reads “Love is Love” on top of yellow,...
Straight Poop

Straight Poop

The adventures in picking up after a girl's best friend.
From Grease to Gas

From Grease to Gas

The carports tower over a series of pumps offering five fuel blends: E10, E85, B5, B29, and B99. This is no ordinary gas station, and the lanky 36-year-old Hill is no ordinary gas station owner. This is SeQuential Biofuels’ showcase station, and the nation’s first biofuel-only gas station.
Futbol Fusion

Futbol Fusion

Flashes of color streak across the green Astroturf field behind Spencer Butte Middle School in Eugene, Oregon. Electric greens, yellows, reds, silvers, even purples: No color seems off-limits for the soccer cleats of Eugene Metro Futbol Club's players. The bright boots fly all over the field, occasionally slowing and coming to a halt, before speeding...
INFUSED

INFUSED

The story of a man and his tea.
Witnessing Life, Labor by Labor

Witnessing Life, Labor by Labor

She struggled with breaking this news to her family. Her mother and grandmother had repeatedly cautioned her about getting pregnant. Delilah, a 17-year-old community college freshman, had confirmed their biggest fear. It was several days before her mother would speak to her. Her grandmother disowned her until her last month of pregnancy. Needing support and...