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Lynne Clendenin Oral History Interview. February 19, 2015

Lynne Clendenin Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

February 19, 2015

Location:  Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, Oregon.

Lynne Clendenin (b. 1953) attended OSU as a non-traditional student, beginning in 1986 and graduating in 1990 with a degree in Theatre Arts. While an undergraduate, Clendenin became involved both with a variety of student media productions as well as radio work at Oregon Public Broadcasting, then based on the Oregon State campus. Following the completion of her studies, Clendenin remained with OPB, serving as both producer and on-air talent. Since 2011 she has worked as vice president of programming for radio and television, and has co-hosted OPB television's Oregon Art Beat. Her interview focuses on her experiences as a non-traditional student of color, her involvement in student media and university theater, and the advancement of her career in public broadcasting.