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Northwest Passage September 30, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Tiffany Eckert
Celebrating 26 award-winning years of the Northwest Passage
with excerpts from previous shows and an interview with
KLCC Program Director Don Hein
9/30/2011
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Northwest Passage September 29, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle
 
An Oregon City couple is found guilty of *felony manslaughter.   They prayed for their prematurely born son rather than seeking medical care.
 
Graphic novelist Jeff Jensen speaks with Tiffany Eckert about his new book, “Green River Killer”.
 
Natural World correspondent John Cooney takes us toLewis and Clark  National Wildlife Refugeon the Columbia River.
9/29/2011
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Northwest Passage September 28, 2011
 Hosts,  Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan. 
Governor Kitzhaber tells union workers he is *still on their side.
The governor pledged to work *with unions to creat “family-wage jobs”.

Nearly 21 thousand students in Oregon public schools were homeless or at risk of being homeless last school year.

Tomorrow is "Gambling Awareness Day". 

Kimberly Howard, with the Oregon Cultural Trust, is here to talk about “Oregon Days of Culture”.
Viz City’s Sandy and Terry view the Mayor’s Teen Art Show at Maude Kerns.
9/28/2011
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Northwest Passage September 27, 2011
 
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle
 
The leader of the U.S. branch of a defunct Islamic charity has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. 
 
A Marion County judge finds death-row inmate Gary Haugen is competent to assist in his defense and understand the consequences of his desire to be executed.
 
Seneca is fined 10 thousand dollars for violating emission limits with its bio mass plant.
 
Steve Early’s latest book is “The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor – Birth of a New Workers’ Movement or Death Throes of the Old?”
9/27/2011
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Northwest Passage September 26, 2011
 
Hosts,  Tripp Sommer and  Mark Costigan. 
The decision to kill two more wolves for preying on livestock could lead to the demise of the state’s first wolf pack to successfully breed here.  The number of young hunters in Oregon drops as the population shifts to urban areas. A special inspection is underway at Hanford after several incidents due to poor operator controls. Gretchen Dubie is Executive Director of Oregon Supported Living Program.  Along with her client, Susan Arnott-Manson, they will tell about the “Look Me in the Eye” campaign.  It’s all about respecting and including people with disabilities.  Also, Poetry from Mixed Voices. 
9/26/2011
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Northwest Passage September 23, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer
Oregon and Idaho will seek a waiver from “No Child Left Behind”. 
Boise soldier Andrew Holmes is sentenced to seven years in a military prison for murdering an unarmed Afghan boy.
A wildfire in Central Oregon is kept away from ranches and a golf and residential development.
Eugene-based Mobility International USA, or MIUSA, is currently hosting a delegation of women with disablities from Jordan. 
9/23/2011
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Northwest Passage September 22, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan

OSU History instructor Carmel Finley.  Her new book is "All the Fish in the Sea - Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management".

Natural World Correspondent John Cooney studies the Paper Wasp.
9/22/2011
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Northwest Passage September 21, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan. 
Friends of Josh Fattal are relieved that he and Shane Bauer have been released from an Iranian prison. 
Anti-poverty activists tried to crash a meeting of business leaders in central Washington.
Lower gas tax revenues may cause Oregon to scale back on plans for highway work.
Our guest is Newport author Ed Cameron.  His graphic novel is called “Gilmore by the Sea”.
Claude Offenbacher has updates on issues and developments in Newport.
9/21/2011
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Northwest Passage September 20, 2011
The Northwest Passage hosted by Tiffany Eckert and Desmond O'Boyle

KLCC's Laura McCandlish interviews author Keith Scribner about his book, The Oregon Experiment.


9/20/2011
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Northwest Passage September 19, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle

Art Robinson is running for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District  again. 

The search continues for a Portland man who was last seen near Riddle High School on Friday night.

Some Eugene residents are being targeted by a text-message scam.

Rachael McDonald reports on the recall election in Oakridge.

Marcie Sillman reports from Seattle on why *some men just have to dance. 
9/19/2011
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Northwest Passage September 16, 2011
Hosted by Brandon Smith

Tiffany Eckert speaks with Cheryle Hawkins about the 48th annual Lane County Dahlia Show at the fairgrounds.

Ashley Ahern reports ona bill to suspend environmental restrictions in favor of Homeland Security concerns along the borders.

Jes Burns follows up on a shooting in the Bethel neighborhood in Eugene at a house that grows medical marijuana.
9/16/2011
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Northwest Passage September 15, 2011
Angela Kellner speaks with the cast and crew from Lord Leebrick Theatre about their upcoming musical production of Avenue Q.

John Cooney hikes the Goodman Creek Trail in the Cascade Foothills.
9/15/2011
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Northwest Passage September 14, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer
Hiking trails and campgrounds are re-opening as crews gain the upper hand on forest fires around the state. 
Scientists say the Western Snowy Plover is having a successful breeding season.  A record 154 chicks have survived so far.
The Port of Brookings-Harbor is almost cleaned up after March’s devastating tsunami.  Now they’re getting ready for crab season in December.
We find out about this week’s “Eugene Sunday Streets” with lindsay selser, Transportation Options Co-ordinator for the City of Eugene. 
Viz City’s Terry Way interviews Steve LaRiccia and his daughter Mia about the New Zone Gallery and their “steam punk” art. 
9/14/2011
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Northwest Passage September 13, 2011
 
Host, Tripp Sommer

The Oregon Republican Party takes anti-gay language out of their 20-12 platform. 

Democratic State Representative Jefferson Smith joins the race for mayor of Portland.

U of O economist Tim Duy talks about the Index of Economic Indicators for July.

The series on education concludes with Chris Lehman’s report on mentors.
9/13/2011
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Northwest Passage September 12, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer
 

KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with fish biologist Mike Gray on the upcoming wild Coho Salmon season.

Phyllis Fletcher reports on what makes a good teacher.
9/12/2011
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Northwest Passage September 9, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer. 

The Oregon Supreme Court makes a rare ruling *against freedom of speech. 
 
O-DOT says the names and social security numbers of some employees have been accessible to the public on line for as long as 9 years.
 
Austin Jenkins reports on *thousand of physicians across the Northwest receiving payments from drug makers.  In many cases they are paid to give talks to other medical providers on behalf of a drug company.
 
Rachael McDonald profiles junction city farmer Tom Hunton.  He grows grains where he once planted grass seed.  Hunton also has his own mill and sells products  under the Camas Country Mill label.
 
The region’s residents reflect on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Today Sergeant Kintzley, who played one of the more visible roles in the post 9/11 Northwest.
9/9/2011
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Northwest Passage September 7, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer.
 
Jonathan Siegle tells us about “Look Me in the Eye” month.
 
My guest is the recently-instated 4j Schools Superintendent, Sheldon Berman.                                           Today is the first day of classes.
 
Our series continues with Northwesterners reflecting on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.                          Today, a North Idaho couple who *had scheduled their wedding for September 15, 2001. 
 
9/7/2011
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Northwest Passage September 6, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer

Remembering Eugene blues singer J.C. Rico, who died Saturday.

Doctors Susan and Peter Glaser on transforming life conflicts into solved problems. 
They’re at the Eugene Public Library tomorrow night.


A Muslim leader in Portland shares what 9/11 means to him.          
9/6/2011
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Northwest Passage September 5, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer

Jonathan Siegle reports from the annual Labor Day picnic.

Good Gardening’s Gina DeGrassi has some ideas for planting a winter garden.

 Northwest residents reflect on 9/11.
9/5/2011
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Northwest Passage September 2, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer. 

A major earthquake hits southern Alaska.

The Pacific Northwest has exported almost one *billion board feet of *un-milled logs to Asia in the first half of this year.

Angela Kellner speaks with James Roddey, with the Oregon Red Cross about how volunteers are helping victims of Hurricane Irene.

Courtney Flatt visits a rancher who installed several solar thermal tubes on his land.

Austin Jenkins reports on how the prison system handles some of the most dangerous inmates in the Northwest.
9/2/2011
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Northwest Passage September1, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer

A memorial is unveiled, honoring two Oregon police officers who were killed ten years ago along Interstate 5 while helping a driver whose car broke down. 


*Ultra-runner Caballo Blanco.  Tonight, in Eugene, he tells his story of life with the distance-running Indians of Mexico .

Natural World, with John Cooney along the Santiam Wagon Road.  It was built to connect the Willamette Valley to Eastern Oregon in the mid 19th century.  John Cooney says it is little changed and a nice place to stroll on a hot summer afternoon.
9/1/2011
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Northwest Passage August 31, 2011
  Host, Tripp Sommer

Guaranty RV Centers has its best month in sales since 2008.  Jes Burns reports.

The Oregon Youth Authority will release dozens of juvenile offenders from secure lock-ups to halfway homes due to budget cuts.  Capitol Correspondent Chris Lehman reports on public concerns related to the releases.

Also, Viz City’s Terry Way speaks with LCC  instructor Tom Madison about 2 murals                                  he is working on in Eugene. 
 
8/31/2011
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Northwest Passage August 30, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Guest: George Kimbrell is Senior attorney for the Center for Food Safety. He’ll be in Eugene this Thursday (September 1, 2011) for the Civil Liberties Defense Center’s Local Harvest Feast at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. He tells us about the focus of his advocacy work and the history of the Center for Food Safety .
8/30/2011
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Northwest Passage August 29, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer.  

A 350 acre fire is burning about 15 miles west of Sisters.

The Puget Sound is now home to thousands of Ethiopians. 
A report on how the politics back home continues to influence this Ethiopian
community in the United States.


Mixed Voices poets present “Mixed Pieces”.
8/29/2011
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Northwest Passage August 26, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer.
 
Sax man Karl Denson – of tiny universe fame.
Denson is the headliner on the KLCC stage at the Eugene Celebration tonight. 
8/26/2011
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Northwest Passage August 25, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage
 
KLCC’s  Rachael McDonald interviews Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Griffin. He talks about the partnership between Habitat and the Eugene Celebration.
 
And, John Cooney has the Natural World.
8/25/2011
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Northwest Passage August 24, 2011
Hosts Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan
 
The Oregon Bach Festival names Matthew Halls as its next artistic director.
 
 
Part three of Ashley Ahearn’s series on the Elwah River.  A look at what role *humans will play in restoring fish runs on the Elwah.
 
Irrigation co-ops are one of the few groups *adding hydro power to the northwest grid. 
8/24/2011
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Northwest Passage August 23, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer. 

Tiffany Eckert reports on changes to school food in Eugene District 4j.

Ashley Ahearn has part two in her series on the removal of dams on the Elwah River in Washington.  Scientists are scrambling to collect data so they can see how things change after the dam is removed.

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of “Love’s Labors Lost”
8/23/2011
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Northwest Passage August 22, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer
 
Part one of a series on the removal of dams on the Elwah River.
 
An  interview with Ronan Feely, documentary filmmaker of “Home: The Story of Valsetz,” and
former Valsetz resident Jeff Wheeler.
8/22/2011
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Northwest Passage August 19, 2011
Host, Tripp Sommer. 

An old industrial site on the downtown Bellingham waterfront has *extreme levels of mercury contamination.  A report on how the Port of Bellingham plans to deal with the toxic mess.
KUOW's John King has the story.

A new generation of farmers is learning the craft of plowing fields and mowing hay with draft horses.
Amelia Templeton reports.
8/19/2011
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Northwest Passage August 18, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage.

The band Fast Rattler are here today. They play at Sam Bonds garage in Eugene tonight.

And John Cooney brings us the Natural World.
8/18/2011
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Northwest Passage August 17, 2011
 
Hosts Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan


Seattle’s “South Park” neighborhood is getting  back to its food roots in an effort to fix its future.

Viz City’s Sandy and Terry cruise through a few small galleries in Yachats, Florence and Eugene.
8/17/2011
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Northwest Passage August 16, 2011
Hosts,  Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle.
 
 Part 2 in the Jesuit sexual abuse series.  Jessica Robinson has the story about the next generation of priests who will inherit that legacy.

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of “Ghost Light”. 
8/16/2011
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Northwest Passage August 15, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Desmond O'Boyle host the Nortwest Passage.

Playwright Dorothy Velasco is here to talk about her new play “Cowgirl Heaven” opening at the Very Little Theater in Eugene this week.

And, correspondent Jessica Robinson tells the story of an unlikely friendship forged out of a dark past involving church sex abuse.
8/15/2011
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Northwest Passage August 12, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Corvallis author John Larison talks about his passion for rivers, fishing and writing. He is a writing professor at Oregon State University and just wrote a mystery novel, "Holding Lies."
8/12/2011
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Northwest Passage August 11, 2011
Angela Kellner & Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage today.

Austin Jenkins tells us about Washington state drivers who've lost their licenses because of unpaid parking tickets.

John Cooney's Natural World takes us to Delta Ponds in Eugene.

Emily Schwing reports on efforts to study and protect the fisher, a member of the weasel family.
8/11/2011
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Northwest Passage August 10, 2011
 
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Mark Costigan

Soldiers, friends and family pay their respects to Pfc.  Brice Scott today in Florence.  Scott, 22, was killed july 31 in Afghanistan.   He was posthumously promoted to specialist-4 and awarded the bronze star and purple heart.  We’ll have a report from Rachael McDonald.

The now dissolved Oregon Arts Alliance is calling on former  member-artists to donate their *unpaid commissions to tie up loose ends.

Bartender and performance artist Ty Connor joins us with a preview of his new show, “Incident Log”.  It’s based on the logs kept at several eugene bars, recording *incidents with patrons.
8/10/2011
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Northwest Passage August 9, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle

Elliot Rasenick tells us about this weekend’s Beloved Sacred Arts and Music Festival in
the Siuslaw National Forest.

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of “Henry the Fourth, Part Two”.
8/9/2011
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Northwest Passage August 8, 2011
Hosts, Tripp Sommer & Desmond O’Boyle

Capitol correspondent Chris Lehman has a look back on Mark Hatfield’s political career. The former
U.S. Senator died yesterday at the age of 89.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins reports on how insuring poor people can be profitable.
8/8/2011
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Northwest Passage August 5, 2011
HOST, TRIPP SOMMER

WITH GUESTS PLAYWRIGHT BAILEY ELLIS-WIARD AND ACTOR TANNER PAUL.  THE PLAY, “SHANNON : BASED ON A (MAYBE) TRUE STORY”, IS BEING PERFORMED AT LCC’S BLUE DOOR THEATRE.  IT TELLS THE STORY OF YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING ON THE STREET.
8/5/2011
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Northwest Passage August 4, 2011
Tiffany Eckert host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Tom Banse goes on an archeological dig on an island in British Columbia that shows a transformation from nomadic life to a settled village.

And, John Cooney brings us the Natural World
8/4/2011
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Northwest Passage August 4, 2011
Tiffany Eckert host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Tom Banse on an archeological dig on an island in British Columbia that shows a transformation from nomadic life to a settled village.

And, John Cooney brings us the Natural World
8/4/2011
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Northwest Passage August 3, 2011
TRIPP SOMMER, HOST

GIRUN GUHA, ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS WEEKEND’S WHITEAKER BLOCK PARTY, ALONG WITH MUSICIAN AND STAGE MANAGER JESSE MEADE AND NIKOS RIDGE, CO-OWNER OF NINKASI BREWING COMPANY.  NINKASI IS A SPONSOR OF THE BLOCK PARTY.

THE VIZ CITY CREW TAKES A TREK TO THE JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART.  THEY REVIEW “THE MAKING OF DAVID MC-COSH” AND SELECTIONS FROM BRIAN LANKER’S “I DREAM A WORLD”. 
8/3/2011
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Northwest Passage August 2, 2011
Hosted by Tripp Sommer and Desmond O’Boyle   
DOROTHY VELASCO REVIEWS THE ASHLAND PRODUCTION OF “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE”.
            AN INTERVIEW WITH SATOKO MOTOUJI. SHE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI-DEVASTATED AREAS OF JAPAN AND IS ORGANIZING A FUNDRAISER.
8/2/2011
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Northwest Passage August 1, 2011
EUGENE AUTHOR LAURIE NOTARO WILL DISCUSS HER NEW BOOK “IT LOOKED DIFFERENT ON THE MODEL”
            JESSICA ROBINSON REPORTS ON SPUD WARS–POTATO ADVOCATES FIGHT USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. 
8/1/2011
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Northwest Passage July 29, 2011
Anna King tells the story of a chemical engineer at Hanford who has raised safety concerns at the nuclear waste site.

Jessica Robinson reports on Idaho's decision to allow hunting and trapping of gray wolves.

Ashley Ahearn headed across the sound from Seattle to wait for the arrival of Native American canoes on a Northwest journey to bring tribes together and gather scientific information about the health of coastal waters.
7/29/2011
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Northwest Passage July 28, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage.

Eugene born actor/singer Maya Thomas is our in-studio guest. She created and performs her one-woman show, Billie: A Tribute to Billie Holiday, at the Lord Leebrick Theatre company in Eugene. The show continues to run Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.

And, John Cooney's Natural World.
7/28/2011
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Northwest Passage July 27, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

7/27/2011
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Northwest Passage July 26, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Desmond O'Boyle host the Northwest Passage on KKCC.


Joshua McNichols looks at how two farmers have responded to the cold spring weather in different ways.

And, Dorthy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of Julius Caesar.
7/26/2011
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Northwest Passage July 25, 2011
 
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage.

Part five of John Ryan’s series on workplace safety. The state of Washington honors fallen workers.
 
And Mixed Voices presents poems titled “doorway.”
7/25/2011
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Northwest Passage July 22, 2011
JULIE DANIEL IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BRING RECYCLING.  SHE’LL TELL US ABOUT RECENT PROJECTS AT BRING AND THEIR 40TH  BIRTHDAY BASH THIS SUNDAY.
 
PART 4 OF JOHN RYAN’S SERIES ON WORK PLACE SAFETY.  AT A TACOMA HOSPITAL, HEALING OF THE SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL OFTEN COMES AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR CARE-GIVER’S HEALTH. 
7/22/2011
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Northwest Passage June 21, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Continuing our series on workplace safety, John Ryan reports on people who work at hospitals and nursing homes.     
 
And, John Cooney brings us the Natural World.
 
7/21/2011
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Northwest Passage July 20, 2011
 OUR MUSICAL GUESTS ARE TIMOTHY PATRICK AND PETER GIRI.
PATRICK AND GIRI HAVE JUST RELEASED THE CD,
“HANGIN’ WITH MISTER PEABODY”.
 
VIZ CITY TAKES A ROAD TRIP TO PORTLAND ART MUSEUM FOR “THE ALLURE OF THE AUTOMOBILE”.  
7/20/2011
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Peace Walk for a Nuclear Free Future
Susan Kundiff and Pat Hoover speak with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.
The Interfaith Peace Walk takes place Thursday in Eugene. An Opening Ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. at the
Japanese-American Memorial Garden at 6th and Willamette by the Hult Center.

More information at WAND website.
7/19/2011
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Northwest Passage July 19, 2011
 PART TWO OF JOHN RYAN’S SERIES ON WORKPLACE SAFETY.  RELATED LAWS IN WASHINGTON ARE RARELY ENFORCED.

PAT HOOVER AND SUSAN KUNDIFF TELL RACHAEL MCDONALD WHY THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PEACE WALK THIS THURSDAY.

DOROTHY VELASCO REVIEWS THE ASHLAND PRODUCTION OF “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”,
BY TRACY LETTS. 
7/19/2011
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Northwest Passage July 18, 2011
A U OF O STUDENT CREATES SECOND EARTH THEATRE

PART ONE OF JOHN RYAN'S SERIES ON WORKPLACE SAFETY.  HIGH WIRE WORKERS INSTALL POWER LINES ABOVE SEATTLE'S SHIP CANAL.

AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK ROBERTS AND JOHN WEST WITH LANE INDEPENDENT LIVING ALLIANCE.
7/18/2011
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Northwest Passage July 15, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

Tiffany interviews two artists opening at Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene Friday evening. Jud Turner and Margaret Garrington show their work in the show, "Purpose-Repurpose."

And, KLCC's Brandon Smith speaks with Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns on the sucess of the Data-Led Policing Program.

7/15/2011
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Northwest Passage July 14, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage.

IN THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF OUR SERIES ON FOOD CARTS, FOOD JOURNALIST DEE-NA PRIH-CHEP LOOKS AT HOW CITIES ARE ADAPTING  TO INCREASED DEMAND FOR STREET FOOD.

AND JOHN COONEY’S NATURAL WORLD.
 
7/14/2011
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Northwest Passage July 13, 2011

The C-D-C took public input in Seattle yesterday to help them decide whether to recommend memingitis vaccine for infants.

Quincy, Washington, which has become a center for the online world.  Anna King explores whether the bounty will last.

Food carts, part 2.  deena Prichep shows us life inside a food cart.
7/13/2011
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Northwest Passage July 12, 2011

ANNA KING REPORTS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PLANS A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO SAFETY AT HANFORD’S WASTE TREATMENT PLANT.

FOOD JOURNALIST DEENA PRICHEP BEGINS A SERIES ON  A NEW BREED OF FOOD CARTS IN THE NORTHWEST. 

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S TROUBLING ORCA WHALES IN PUGET SOUND.   

7/12/2011
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Northwest Passage July 11, 2011
Austin Jenkins briongs us the final installment of his year long coverage of the Washington based 5th Stryker Brigade.

Anna King shares the story of a Hanford worker who died of a rare brain disease.

Tom Banse reports on how climate change could push native fish further north.

7/11/2011
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Northwest Passage July 7, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

RACHAEL MCDONALD GIVES US A SNEAK PEAK OF THE NEW KLCC/WOW HALL BOOTH AT THE OREGON COUNTRY FAIR.
 
AND, JOHN COONEY’S NATURAL WORLD ON WILLOW CREEK.
7/7/2011
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Northwest Passage July 6, 2011

CORVALLIS’ ALTERNATIVE NEWSPAPER, “THE ALCHEMIST” WILL FOLD NEXT WEEK.  KLCC’S LAURA MCCANDLISH PROFILES THE PUBLISHER WHO HAD A *SEEMINGLY SUCCESSFUL THREE YEAR RUN.

VIZ CITY’S SANDY BROWN-JENSEN AND TERRY WAY STOP BY THE U OF O’S MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY TO TAKE IN…”SHALL WE DANCE?”, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN LANKER AND  “A CANOPY OF BRIARS: VISUAL CONSIDERATIONS ON RECLAIMING THE LAND” A MULTI MEDIA SHOW BY SUSAN APPLEGATE.

7/6/2011
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Northwest Passage July 5, 2011

TRI-CITIES CORRESPONDENT ANNA KING UPDATES THE STORY OF HANFORD WHISTLEBLOWER WALT TAMOSAITIS. 

THE PRICE OF SILVER HAS GONE UP QUITE A BIT, SPURRING TALK OF NEW MINE DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH IDAHO’S *SILVER VALLEY.

FOR ARMY WIDOW LISA HALLETT, RUNNING HAS BECOME AN OUTLET FOR GRIEF.

7/5/2011
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Northwest Passage July 1, 2011
CAPITOL CORRESPONDENT BRIAN BUCKELEW SPEAKS WITH TIFFANY ECKERT ABOUT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

COMMENTARY FROM ROBERT LEO HEILMAN ABOUT BUDGET CUTS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY LEADING TO REDUCED HOURS FOR THEIR LIBRARIES.

ANGELA KELLNER REPORTS ON EFFORTS TO INCREASE SAFETY FOR PEOPLE ON THE WATER.
7/1/2011
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Northwest Passage June 30, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Mark Costigan host the Northwest Passage on KLCC.

4-J School Superintendent George Russell is retiring after 13 years. KLCC's Rachael McDonald speaks with Russell on his last day on the job.

And, John Cooney's Natural World.
6/30/2011
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Northwest Passage June 29, 2011

WE SPEAK WITH JEFF COTA, MANAGER OF ONE OF THE MAIN STAGES AT THIS WEEKEND’S WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL IN PORTLAND.


ALSO, HAILEY, IDAHO WILL QUIETLY MARK THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF NATIVE SON BOWE BURG-DOLL’S CAPTURE BY THE TALIBAN. 

6/29/2011
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Interview with Terry McDonald

KLCC's Rachael McDonald talks with St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Terry McDonald about bedbugs. The agency found the critters in a mattress and a donated hide-a-bed.

6/28/2011
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Northwest Passage June 28, 2011

TOM BANSE REPORTS ON OREGON RESEARCHERS SETTING UP A KIND OF TIME MACHINE TO TEST HOW A WARMER CLIMATE MIGHT AFFECT THE REGION’S GRASSES AND PRAIRIES.

ALCOHOL ABUSE IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN THE MILITARY.  PATRICIA MURPHY FOLLOWS UP ON THE RESULTS OF A CONFIDENTIAL ALCOHOL TREATMENT EDUCATION PILOT.

ALSO, EFFORTS TO BOOST PRODUCTION OF OYSTERS IN THE REGION.

6/28/2011
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Northwest Passage June 27, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Desmond O'Boyle host the Northwest Passage.

Retired Immigration Judge Paul Grusendorf talks about his book "My Trials: What I learned in Immigration Court." His book is available on Amazon-Kindel.

And, Mixed Voices covers the topic of SKIN.

6/27/2011
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Northwest Passage June 24, 2011
Tiffany Eckert and Lieghti Sharp host the Northwest Passage.

Interview with bluegrass legend Dick Kimmel. He talks about the music and plays a tune on clawhammer banjo, joined by his 15-year old son, Ian Kimmel on guitar.
6/24/2011
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Northwest Passage June 23, 2011

Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage.

KLCC's Rachael McDonald interviews filmmaker Marshall Curry. His film, "When a Tree Falls," is the story of the Earth Liberation Front. It debuts in Eugene at Bijou Theatre tonight (Thursday.)

And, John Cooney's Natural World.

6/23/2011
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Northwest Passage June 22, 2011

MY MUSICAL GUESTS TODAY ARE BRENDAN PHILLIPS AND FAST RATTLER.  THEY’VE GOT A 6:30 GIG WITH LOW TIDE DRIFTERS AT THE GRANARY IN EUGENE.THEIR NEW CD IS CALLED "LINGER ON".

VIZ CITY GOES TO…THE TERRITORIAL VINEYARD TASTING ROOM IN EUGENE.  ALSO, WASHBURN CAFÉ  AND EMERALD ART CENTER IN SPRINGFIELD.

6/22/2011
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Northwest Passage June 21, 2011
IN 2009, MATTHEW HOH RESIGNED HIS POSITION WORKING FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN AFGHANISTAN, SAYING THE WAR WAS UNWINNABLE AND THE U.S. SHOULD WITHDRAW IMMEDIATELY.  MISTER HOH SPEAKS NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT IN EUGENE ABOUT *HOW TO END THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.

CAPITOL CORRESPONDENT BRYAN BUCKALEW REPORTS ON A UNIQUE APPROACH IN THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION.  THE EQUALLY DIVIDED HOUSE WAS LEAD BY CO-SPEAKERS, ONE REPUBLICAN.
6/21/2011
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Northwest Passage June 20, 2011

BOB HART, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LANE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM.  THEY’RE DEVELOPING PLANS FOR A MUSEUM IN THE DOWNTOWN EUGENE POST OFFICE, WHICH IS FOR SALE.

RENATE TILSON HAS A PREVIEW OF KLCC’S 15TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR, WALKIN’ THE WHIT, THIS SUNDAY. 

6/20/2011
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Northwest Passage June 16, 2011

 MY MUSICAL GUESTS TODAY ARE THE BAND – BORIS GARCIA.  THEIR NEW CD IS CALLED “TODAY WE SAIL”.  THEY’LL PLAY US A COUPLE OF TUNES – LIVE!!!

 ON THE NATURAL WORLD, DRAKE’S BAY, AS EXPERIENCED BY JOHN COONEY.

6/16/2011
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Northwest Passage June 15, 2011

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert takes a ride around downtown Eugene in what the inventor claims is the "world's first self-charging, non plug-in electric vehicle."  Interview with Mike Hargett of Zero-Grid Technologies, Inc. and U of O Physics Instructor Tim Jenkins.


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6/15/2011
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Northwest Passage June 14, 2011

TIFFANY ECKERT REPORTS ON THE CLOSING OF PARKER ELEMENTARY, DUE TO BUDGET CUTS,  AND ON PLANS FOR THE KIDS TO ATTEND *OTHER SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR.

RACHAEL MCDONALD BRINGS US 4TH GRADERS AT ADAMS ELEMENTARY  READING LETTERS FROM KIDS AT CREST DRIVE THIS FALL.  CREST IS CLOSING AND MOST OF ITS STUDENTS WILL MOVE TO ADAMS.

6/14/2011
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Northwest Passage June 13, 2011
The community of Coburg comes together to keep their school open – by making it a charter. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports.

KLCC’s Jes Burns interviews Rick Pettigrew, President of Archaeological Legacy Institute. He’s hoping to fund a documentary film about Eugene's Civic Stadium using the social media website "Kickstarter."
6/13/2011
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Northwest Passage June 10, 2011

OSU professor Marjorie Sandor speaks with Laura Mc-Candlish.  Sandor’s memoir, “The Late Interiors – A Life Under Construction”, was recently published.

Aaron Kunz explains that new technology - and co-operation with the state - is aiding Oregon ranchers in tracking wolves. 

And, one of the key feathers fishermen use in tying flies is becoming scarce as it is used in women’s hair extensions.

6/10/2011
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Northwest Passage June 9, 2011

LAST FRIDAY, THE EUGENE STOREFRONT ART PROJECT RECEIVED THE “ARTS AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD” LAST FRIDAY.  TODAY, CO-FOUNDERS PAULA GOODBAR, PETER HERLEY AND MARC GUNTHER WILL TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECT – AND WHERE TO LOOK FOR STOREFRONT ART.

NATURAL WORLD CORRESPONDENT JOHN COONEY TAKES A PADDLE IN A CREEK THAT HAS BEEN FLOODED BY FERN RIDGE AND IS TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE. 

6/9/2011
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Northwest Passage June 8, 2011

MICHAEL VEILLEUX IS TOUR MANAGER FOR CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S U-S-A PRODUCTION OF DRALL-YON.  HE OFFERS A PREVIEW OF THE SHOW THAT OPENS TONIGHT AT MATTHEW KNIGHT ARENA IN EUGENE.

VIZ CITY VISITS THE “13TH BIENNIAL OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS” SHOW AT MAUDE KERNS. 

6/8/2011
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Northwest Passage June 7, 2011

PIANIST DEANNA WITKOWSKI.  SHE PERFORMS TONIGHT AT THE WILDISH THEATRE.

NORTHWEST FARMWORKERS UNION PRESIDENT RAMON RAMIREZ DONATED THE ORGANIZATION’S
DOCUMENTS TO THE U OF O.  RAMIREZ SPEAKS WITH KLCC’S JES BURNS.

6/7/2011
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Northwest Passage June 6, 2011

TIM MUELLER, SECRETARY-TREASURER OF KIND TREE – AUTISM ROCKS.  THIS THURSDAY THEY PRESENT A FUND RAISER CALLED “OREGON GOUR-MADE”

KLCC’S ANGELA KELLNER HAS A REPORT ON SATURDAY’S ANTIQUES ROADSHOW EVENT IN EUGENE.

6/6/2011
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Northwest Passage June 3, 2011
Tracy Seeley, author of "My Ruby Slippers - The Road Back to Kansas"
Angela Kellner reports on 2 Eugene students who are attending language immersion
schools and are traveling to Japan and Costa Rica
6/3/2011
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Northwest Passage June 2, 2011

MARSHA BEMKO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF *ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.  THEY’RE IN EUGENE THIS SATURDAY.

NATURAL WORLD CORRESPONDENT JOHN COONEY REPORTS THAT SNAG BOAT BEND IS A GOOD PLACE TO OBSERVE LIFE AS IT WAS *BEFORE CIVILIZATION ARRIVED. 

6/2/2011
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Northwest Passage June 1, 2011
Peter Hoffmeister, author of "The End of Boys"
Microplastics, a report by Ashley Ahearn
6/1/2011
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Northwest Passage May 31, 2011
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of the memoir, "The Chronology of Water"
Making the case that *solar farms are good for business
5/31/2011
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Northwest Passage May 30, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts the Northwest Passage. McKenzie River Trust Executive Director, Joe Moll, talks about the work of the non-profit land trust group and their upcoming benefit concert, "The Living River" with Misty River at the Shedd Institute in Eugene this Friday.

And, Mixed Voices.
5/30/2011
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Northwest Passage May 26, 2011
Kristin Neff on self compassion
Natural World
5/27/2011
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Northwest Passage May 27, 2011
Jessica Robinson profiles the attorney who helped negotiate the settlement between Northwest Jesuits and abuse victims

Tom Banse reports on the growing levels of "ocean noise".
5/27/2011
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Northwest Passage May 25, 2011
Tiffany Eckert hosts KLCC's Northwest Passage.

Tripp Sommer interviews Dr. Tom King, senior archaeologist with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. He offers some insights into the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Dr. King is keynote speaker at the upcoming "The Archaeology Channel Intertnational Film and Video Festival."

And Viz City.
5/25/2011
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Northwest Passage May 23, 2011
Teresa May. writer and director of "Salmon is Everything", playing at U of o through June 4.
Former KLCC Host Ann Dornfeld reports on Seattle's use of steamheat and how it may be re-purposed as renewable energy.
5/23/2011
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Northwest Passage May 20, 2011
James C. Foster, author of "Bong Hist 4 Jesus - A Perfect Consitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital"
Amelia Templeton joins the search for an endangered Lily in Southern Oregon
5/20/2011
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Northwest Passage May 19, 2011
Doctor Daniel Marks, specialist on children's obesity.
Natural World Correspondent John Cooney reports from Ona Beach,
south of Newport.  The sea birds are nesting!
5/19/2011
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Northwest Passage May 18, 2011
Margaret Theisen of Full Access Brokerage and Anthony DiSalvo preview Sprout Film Festival
Chris Lehman on a death warrant issed today for an Oregon inmate
Roseburg Forest Products announces layoffs of more than 200 plywood workers
5/18/2011
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Northwest Passage May 17, 2011
5/17/2011
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Kambiz GhaneaBassiri - Visiting Scholars On Islam
KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Associate Professor of Religion & Humanities at Reed College in Portland. He is the author of "A History Of Islam In America - From The New World To The New World Order." GhaneaBassiri speaks in Eugene May 19 at 5:30pm in the Center For Meeting and Learning on the Lane Communtiy College campus. His lecture, "American Muslims & The American Body Politic" is third in the series, Visiting Scholars On Islam, in collaboration with LCC and the University of Oregon.
5/16/2011
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Northwest Passage May 16, 2011

OSU Cheese Lab  KLCC's Laura McCandlish reports
Angela Kellner speaks with Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri
"American Muslims and the American Body Politic"
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5/16/2011
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UO Professor Anita Weiss
Anita Weiss is a University of Oregon Professor and Head of the Department of International Studies. She was in Islamabad, Pakistan last week for a conference entitled 'Development Challenges confronting Pakistan'. Weiss was in the country the Sunday when U-S Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden. Weiss says the mood of people she spoke with was one of confusion and concern. She says people believe that some in the Pakistani government were aware of Bin Laden's presences in the country, but likely not President Asif Ali Zardari.
 
Weiss spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.
5/13/2011
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Northwest Passage May 13, 2011
KLCC's Rachael McDonald interviews University of Oregon Professor and Head of the Department of International Studies Anita Weiss who was in Pakistan when Osama Bin Laden was killed.

Grassroots community organizer Paul Cienfuegos speaks with KLCC's Tiffany Eckert. He will be speaking for a Town Hall by "We the People-Eugene" on May 16.
5/13/2011
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Anita Weiss Interview -Paul Cienfuegos Interview
KLCC's Rachael Mcdonald interviews U of O professor Anita Weiss who was in Pakistan when Osama Bin Laden was killed.

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert speaks to grassroots community organizaer Paul Cienfuegos. He'll be in Eugene Monday, May 16, for a Town Hall by "We the People-Eugene."
5/13/2011
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Northwest Passage May 11, 2011
KLCC's Tiffany Eckert speaks with Native American activist Dennis Banks about his efforts to eradicate diabetes in the American Indian population. He'll be in Eugene this Friday at the University of Oregon.
5/11/2011
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Northwest Passage May 10, 2011
KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer interviews U of O Professor Emeritus James L. Rice on Russian Novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky.
5/10/2011
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Who Was Dostoyevski?

University of Oregon Professor Emeritus of Russian Language and Literature James L. Rice talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer about his new book "Who Was Dostoyevski?" Rice speaks at the UO Knight Library May 12th at 4 p.m.

5/10/2011
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Network Charter School Moving from Downtown Eugene
Network Charter School Executive Director Mary Leighton talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about the plan to move to a new location in South Eugene. The alternative school serves 7th through 12th graders.
5/9/2011
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Colin Goddard
Colin Goddard on "Closing the Gunshow Loophole"
5/5/2011
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Northwest Passage May 04, 2011
KLCC's Laura McCandlish interviews Frances Moore Lappe
5/4/2011
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Northwest Passage April 28, 2011
Interview with Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen
4/29/2011
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Northwest Passage April 26, 2011
Rachael McDonald speaks with Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and The Environment."
4/27/2011
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Northwest Passage April 27, 2011
Guest Host Don Hein.  William L Sullivan talks about hiking and writing his Oregon Favorites Trails and Tales.
4/27/2011
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Northwest Passage April 25, 2011
Tiffany Eckert is the Guest Host
4/26/2011
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Dr. Sandra Steingraber
Sandra Steingraber is an author, biologist and cancer survivor. Her first book, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment" was made into a film. She was named one of the 25 Visionaries Who are Changing the World by Utne reader. She'll be in Eugene Thursday, April 28th..
 
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Sandra Steingraber by phone from her home in Ithaca, New York. She asked how Steingraber started her work looking at links between cancer and the chemicals in our homes and the environment.
 
 
She will speak in Eugene Thursday evening at 7 o'clock at the University of Oregon Robinson Theater. 

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4/26/2011
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Northwest Passage April 22, 2011
The Oregon Senate considers internet pornography legislation. Cooks stoves to Ghana. Old Perpetual Geyser.
4/25/2011
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Northwest Passage April 04, 2011
The Northwest's premier regional news magazine with host Tripp Sommer
4/22/2011
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Interview With Jessica Sprick
KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Jessica Sprick of Portland about the work she and her husband are doing to bring clean stove technology to his native Ghana.
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Aprovecho Research Center
4/22/2011
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Northwest Passage 04-20-11
The Northwest's premier regional news magazine with host Tripp Sommer
4/21/2011
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Congressman DeFazio Blasts the House Budget
Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed a budget proposed by Republican Paul Ryan. Democratic Congressman DeFazio calls it extraordinary and groundbreaking, but not in a good way.
4/20/2011
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Jere Van Dyk, author of

 

JERE VAN DYK IS A GRADUATE OF THE U OF O.  HE WON’T SAY HOW LONG AGO, BUT HE DOES SAY HE WAS ON THE TRACK TEAM UNDER BILL BOWERMAN.  THE PORTLAND-AREA NATIVE WENT ON TO REPORT FOR OVER 30 YEARS ABOUT PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN.  HE’S WRITTEN TWO BOOKS ON THE LATTER COUNTRY.  THE MOST RECENT IS CALLED “CAPTIVE”, ABOUT HIS IMPRISONMENT BY THE TALIBAN.  HE TOLD KLCC NEWS DIRECTOR TRIPP SOMMER ABOUT WHAT DREW HIM TO AFGHANISTAN…

 

JERE VAN DYK’S MOST RECENT BOOK IS “CAPTIVE – MY TIME AS A PRISONER OF THE TALIBAN”.  THIS AFTERNOON HE GAVE THE RUHL LECTURE AT THE U OF O.

 

4/20/2011
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Ken Kesey Day
On the eve of a number of events honoring the writing and literary legacy of Ken Kesey, Ken's son Zane, original Merry Prankster George Walker and U of O Librarian James Fox join Tripp Sommer and Tiffany Eckert on the "Radiothon" Northwest Passage.  View photos.
4/8/2011
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Northwest Passage April 4 2011
Tom Banse reports on the record number of parents in the Northwest who are seeking waivers from mandatory child immunization requirements, Mixed Voices - Shadows and Master Gardener Renate Tilson reminds us of the benefits of planting trees.
4/4/2011
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Northwest Passage April 1 2011
Interview with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs, author of the new novel, "Who Shot The Water Buffalo?"
4/1/2011
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Ken Babbs
KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer interviews Ken Babbs on the Northwest Passage - on April First!
Ken's novel, "Who Shot the Water Buffalo?" is being published by Overlook Press.
4/1/2011
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Northwest Passage March 31 2011
Rachael McDonald reports on the Eugene Ballet Company's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank", Guy Hand reports from Idaho that small dairy farms are gaining momentum with locavores and Natural World with John Cooney - McFadden Marsh.
3/31/2011
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Northwest Passage March 30 2011
Interview with Connie Bennett & Paul Calandrino, playwrights and co-producers of "North By Northwest Ten" a festival of ten-minute plays and Cissy & Terry take Viz City to Opus VII Gallery for "Form Follows Funk - David Funk and Three Decades of Design In Eugene."
3/30/2011
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Northwest Passage March 29 2011
Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of "The Language Archive" and Interview with harp player Deborah Henson-Conant.
3/29/2011
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Deborah Henson-Conant
Hip Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant visited KLCC.
She performed live and spoke with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer.
3/29/2011
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Maasai in the Vineyards
Tripp Sommer interviews Lemayian Kimojino Presidnet of Smile Child Smile Foundation and Clare Waithera of Clare's Art Gallery from Kenya. They're organizing "Maasai in the Vineyards", an art auction at King Estate Winery this Saturday.

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3/25/2011
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Community Food Activist Mark Winne on NW Passage
Laura McCandlish interviewed community food activist Mark Winne when he spoke at Oregon State University last month.

The former longtime director of the Hartford (Conn.) Food System, Winne is the author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. He's recently published a follow-up book, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture.


3/25/2011
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Northwest Passage March 25 2011
Interview with organizers and presenters at the benefit "Massai In The Vineyards" at King Estate Winery and Laura McCandlish speaks with Mark Winne, author of "Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners and Smart Cookin' Mamas."
3/25/2011
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Northwest Passage March 24 2011
Interview with Britni Steiling, a student at Northwest Christian University, about the Listening Campaign and John Cooney takes us on the Willamette River from Eugene to Harrisburg on The Natural World.
3/24/2011
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Northwest Passage March 23 2011
Angela Kellner speaks with U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio about efforts to renew timber payments, Oregon's tsunami & earthquake preparedness and U.S. involvement in Libya and KUOW's Ruby de Luna checks in with Northwest residents on the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
3/23/2011
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Interview With Bill MacDonald - Remodeling Class
KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with Bill MacDonald. He is teaching a class at Lane Community College Spring term called, "Remodeling Demystified: How To Make Your Project Successful & Fun."
3/22/2011
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Northwest Passage March 22 2011
Interview with Bill MacDonald. He's teaching a class at LCC Spring term called "Remodeling Demystified: How To Make Your Project Successful and Fun" and Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Imaginary Invalid."
3/22/2011
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Northwest Passage March 21 2011
Interview with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Chris Lehman reports on how state lawmakers are working out the details of the federal health care act.
3/21/2011
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Northwest Passage March 18 2011
Interview with musician R.J. Stewart who specializes in Celtic and classical mythological traditions and Anna King reports on a woman who recalls the 1944 blast at the Umatilla Chemical Depot that killed six.
3/18/2011
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Northwest Passage March 17 2011
Rachael McDonald reports on the nearly 1,600 people who attended Project Homeless Connect today at the Lane Events Center, Natural World correspondent John Cooney reports from Whitakker Creek and Guy Hand reports on entrepreneurs in Idaho trying to harvest caviar.
3/17/2011
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Northwest Passage March 16 2011
Austin Jenkins reports on revenue options being considered in WA state, including off-reservation mini-casinos and Viz City's Cissy & Terry visit the Jacobs Gallery and the Diva Outpost.
3/16/2011
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Northwest Passage March 15 2011
Interivew with John Bauguess about the life and career of photographer Brian Lanker and Dorothy Velasco reviews "To Kill a Mockingbird".
3/15/2011
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Northwest Passage March 14 2011
Laura McCandlish reports on a planned rally by farmers in Salem, Austin Jenkins reports on the personal property WA taxpayers are paying to replace or fix and Good Gardening: Grafting Veggies.
3/14/2011
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Northwest Passage March 11 2011
3/11/2011
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Northwest Passage March 10 2011
3/10/2011
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Springfield Schools Spokesman Jeff DeFranco
Springfield School District spokesman Jeff DeFranco talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about school closures and consolidations.
3/9/2011
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Jason Blazar - Camas Education Network
KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Jason Blazar, Executive Director of Camas Education Network.
3/3/2011
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Oliver Lake with Tripp Sommer
Jazz artist Oliver Lake is in Eugene to perform music and poetry this weekend as part of the Associated Students of Lane Community College observance of Black History. He spoke with Tripp on Friday's Northwest Passage.
2/25/2011
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Northwest Passage February 24 2011
Inteview with Evo Bluestein and Natural World.
2/24/2011
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Northwest Passage February 23 2011
Peace Corps celebrates 100 years: interview with Maggie Keenan and Wayne Thompson and Chirs Lehman and Austin Jenkins report the latest census data for OR and WA.
2/23/2011
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Northwest Passage February 22 2011
KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports on part two of "The Weight of War" looking at how the U.S. Army is beginning to incorporate alternative forms of pain treatment for soldiers and Laura McCandlish speaks with herbalist and author Susan Weed.
2/22/2011
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Northwest Passage February 21 2011
KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports on part one of "The Weight of War" looking at the physical impacts on soldiers who carry heavy loads, OPB's Vince Patton reports on two new invasive species in Oregon and Austin Jenkins reports on the little-known practice of buying extra years of government service in order to boost pension payments.
2/21/2011
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Northwest Passage February 18 2011
2/18/2011
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Northwest Passage February 17 2011

Special Issues - Jobs and Economy: Tiffany Eckert reports on the evolving newspaper market and jobs and Natural World with John Cooney.
2/17/2011
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SI: Extended Interview with Don Bishoff
As part of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy, reporter Tiffany Eckert sat down with former Register Guard columnist Don Bishoff. 

In this extended interview, Bishoff talks about his nearly 40-year career at Eugene's daily newspaper. 
2/17/2011
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SI: The Evolving Newspaper Job Market
As part of our Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy, KLCC's Tiffany Eckert takes a regional look at the state of the newspaper job market and the evolution of the industry.
2/17/2011
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SI: Extended Interview with Mike Thoele
As part of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy, Tiffany Eckert spoke with interim Oregon Daily Emerald Publisher Mike Thoele.

J-School Professor Mike Thoele spent the last six months as Interim Publisher of the Oregon Daily Emerald. A permanent Publisher was announced in early FebruaryRyan Frank has been selected to lead the University of Oregon's independent student news organization as its new publisher. Frank will begin at the Emerald on Feb. 28 after being unanimously chosen by the Emerald Board of Directors for the position.
2/17/2011
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SI: Self Employed in Oregon
Everyone daydreams about starting their own business. Working from home, setting their own hours, being their own boss. But being self-employed can also mean having no guaranteed paycheck, retirement account or health insurance. About 13% of Lane County's workforce is said to be self-employed. According to the state, that's about 19,000 people.
 
As part of our Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy - KLCC's Angela Kellner met a few entrepreneurs who, despite the uncertainties, are making it work.
2/16/2011
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Northwest Passage February 16 2011
Special Issues: Angela Kellner profiles self-employed Oregonians and Viz City.
2/16/2011
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Northwest Passage February 15 2011
Special Issues Series: Jobs and Economy - Laura McCandlish reports on Soft Star Shoes of Corvallis and how the company is growing through online sales and Anna King reports on the generational shift happening at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as older workers prepare to retire.
2/15/2011
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SI: Soft Star Shoes: Local Roots, Global Reach
Most shoe brands are made overseas, often in Asia. Consider Oregon’s own Nike. But one of the country’s sole remaining manufacturers of handmade children’s shoes has stayed put, in Corvallis. Soft Star Shoes has hit its stride—thanks to a vibrant e-commerce business that has them shipping their moccasins around the country—and even the world.
 
As part of our Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy, KLCC’s Laura McCandlish reports.
2/15/2011
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SI: Healthcare Job Prospects on the Rise
Most Oregon industries experienced job loss in the recession. According to the state Employment Department, only education and healthcare held steady. While education is facing cuts and uncertainty, jobs in healthcare are likely to multiply in the future… especially in the field of gerontology. This is the year the first wave of baby boomers turns 65.
 
As part of our Special Issues Series on Jobs and Economy, KLCC's Rachael McDonald reports.

2/14/2011
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Northwest Passage February 14 2011
Special Issues Series: Jobs and Economy - Rachael McDonald reports that, with baby boomers starting to retire, health care job prospects are on the rise and Good Gardening with Renate Tilson.
2/14/2011
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Northwest Passage February 11 2011
2/11/2011
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Northwest Passage February 10 2011
Interview with Megan Flynn, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Beer West Magazine and Natural World with John Cooney: Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize.
2/10/2011
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Northwest Passage Febraury 9 2011
Interview with Carl L. Johannessen, co-author of "World Trade and Biological Exchanges Before 1492."
2/9/2011
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Northwest Passage February 8 2011
OPB's Rob Manning reports on how budget deficits are leading to difficult decisions to close schools and Guy Hand has pointers on pairing beer and food.
2/8/2011
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Northwest Passage February 7 2011
Interview with David Oakes, about Mind Freedom International's 25th anniversary. The group, based in Eugene, advocates for the rights and alternatives in mental health and Austin Jenkins reports on Idaho's "no frills" budget as compared with Oregon and Washington's.
2/7/2011
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Northwest Passage February 4 2011
Interview with guitarist Mike Denny and Vince Patton reports on a newly-discovered 2-week long earthquake.
2/4/2011
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Northwest Passage February 3 2011
KUOW's Amy Radil reports on the expansion of tribal courts and Natural World.
2/3/2011
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Northwest Passage February 2 2011

Report on the expansion of power to Tribal Courts and VizCity.

2/2/2011
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Northwest Passage February 1 2011
Interview with Eugene-based cartographer David Imus. He's just published "The Essential Geography of the United States."
2/1/2011
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Northwest Passage January 31 2011
Interview with Vicki Walker, State Director for USDA Rural Development and Mixed Voices: "Escape."
1/31/2011
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Northwest Passage January 28 2011
Interview with Nora Simon & Lucas Clarke with the Oregon Daily Emerald about the publishing of a new coffee table book highlighting the Oregon football teams championship season and Bryan Buckalew reports on two Northwest cheesemakers being hit hard by new FDA requirements.
1/28/2011
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Northwest Passage January 27 2011
Interview with Reese Erlich, author of "Conversations With Terrorists: Middle East Leaders On Politics" and Natural World with John Cooney.
1/27/2011
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Northwest Passage January 26 2011

Interview with Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua. He volunteers with hospice at Sacred Heart Medical Center to help patients tell their story on camera as a rememberance for their families.

1/26/2011
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Interview with Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua
Tiffany Eckert spoke with Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, a volunteer with Hospice of Sacred Heart. He helps hospice patients tell their life story on camera as a rememberance for families.


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1/26/2011
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Northwest Passage January 25 2011
Laura McCandlish speaks with Richard Settersten, co-author of "Not Quite Adults: Why 20-somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good For Everyone" and Guy Hand takes a hard look at hard cider.
1/25/2011
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Northwest Passage January 24 2011
Interview with guitarists Richard Smith and Brooks Robertson and Good Gardening on fragrant house plants.
1/24/2011
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Northwest Passage January 21 2011
Interview with Dave Clelland and Shirley Reeves about a Croation Dance Program and Chris Lehman reports the Oregon House is working under an unusual power-sharing arrangements this year.
1/21/2011
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Northwest Passage January 20 2011
Interview with Veneta City Manager Rick Ingham & EWEB General Manager Roger Gray about EWEB's plan to sell water to Veneta and Natural World with John Cooney.
1/20/2011
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4J Parents Sound Off against Budget Cuts
Wednesday night, more than 50 parents and education supporters in Eugene’s 4J school district spoke out against a austerity measures.  4J is facing a possible $26 million deficit next year.  Among the money-saving proposals are school closures, furlough days, and teacher layoffs. 
 
KLCC’s Jes Burns brings us some of the voices from the Churchill High School hearing.
 
You heard from Michelle Lodwig, Cindy Land, Jennifer Snelling, Denise Trepanier, Susan Hudlow, Kim O’Grady, Fiona Starchild-Wolf, Randall Klein, Stacy Harris, and Ian McNeely. 
 
More information about the proposed cuts, click here.
1/20/2011
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Interview With Amiri Baraka

KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with poet, playwright & activist Amiri Baraka.

1/20/2011
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Northwest Passage January 19 2011
OPB's April Baer reports on how some school districts in Oregon, including Eugene 4-J and Bethel, are looking to local governments to help with the funding crisis, Tom Banse reports on how some small farms and food businesses in the Northwest are teaming up with local investors and Viz City's Cissy & Terry make three stops  - LCC Art Gallery, Maude Kerns Art Center and The Jacobs Gallery.
1/19/2011
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Northwest Passage January 18 2011
Interview with poet, playwright & activist Amiri Baraka.
1/18/2011
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Northwest Passage January 18 2011
Interview with poet, playwright & activist Amiri Baraka.
1/18/2011
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Northwest Passage January 17 2011
Laura McCandlish speaks with performance poet Shelley Moon about institutional racism. [civil rights/discrimination]
1/17/2011
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Northwest Passage January 14 2011
Interview with John Andrews, author and head of "Andrews Leadership International" and Teen Success. He speaks at this Sunday's HONEY event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., KMUN's Joanne Rideout reports on the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners withdrawing its approval of a liquefied natural gas land-use application and Jes Burns spoke with spectators before the Oregon men's basketball team played it's first game at the newly-opened Matthew Knight Arena.
1/14/2011
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Matt Court Opens for Business
They arrived on foot, by car, by chartered school bus, by LTD, taxi and pedi-cab… thousands of Ducks fans filed through the doors to witness the very first men’s basketball game at Matthew Knight Arena.  
 
KLCC’s Jes Burns spoke to people outside matt court before the game.

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The Ducks pulled out a win over USC in the first game at Matt Court.  The women’s basketball team plays their first game at the new arena on Sunday, January 23 against Oregon State.
1/14/2011
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Northwest Passage January 13 2011
Interview with poet Quinton Hallett, one of the organizers of "The Unknown Good In Our Enemies: A Celebration of the Poetry of William Stafford & Poetry From The Middle East" and Natural World with John Cooney.
1/13/2011
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Northwest Passage January 12 2011
Interview with James Aday, Director of The Very Little Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" and Rachael McDonald speaks with Sean Van Gordon, Springfield's newest city councilor.
1/12/2011
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Interview with New Springfield City Councilor
Sean Van Gordon was selected to replace Christine Lundberg's Ward 1 seat. She's been appointed Mayor of Springfield. KLCC's Rachael McDonald asked Van Gordon why he applied to be on the council.
1/12/2011
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Northwest Passage January 11 2011
OPB's David Nogueras reports on Duck fans watching the BCS National Championship Game at Mac Court, Chirs Lehman and Austin Jenkins report on a public radio poll measuring the Northwest's feelings about public employees and Laura McCandlish speaks with Harriet Fasenfest, a food preservation and root cellaring expert. Fasenfest is author of "A Householder's Guide To The Universe."
1/11/2011
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Northwest Passage January 10 2011
Interview with Ming Liu and Ben Freed from Shen Yun, classical Chinese dance and music and Rachael McDonald speaks with Rep. Peter DeFazio.
1/10/2011
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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about his thoughts on the shooting in Arizona which killed six people and injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford. He also talks about the VA hospital in Roseburg and the Ducks.

1/10/2011
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Northwest Passage January 7 2011
Interview with Springfield Schools Superintendent Nancy Golden who will serve as Education Advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber and Jonathon Stratman remembers the late Tom McCall, the Oregon governor who spearheaded the bottle bill, beach access and sponsored a rock concert.
1/7/2011
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Northwest Passage January 6 2011
Rachael McDonald goes inside "The Pit" of Mac Court with the Ducks' public address announcer for the men's basketball team, Don Essig, Deena Prichep reports on churches in the Northwest who make pierogies and Natural World with John Cooney.
1/6/2011
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Northwest Passage January 5 2011
 Interview with Cai Emmons & Amalia Gladhart with a preview of "Epiphany & Translation" at Opus7 and Viz City's Cissy & Terry take a trip to the Oregon Arts Alliance Gallery.

1/5/2011
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2011 Eugene State of the City Address

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy delivered the 2011 State of the City address on Tuesday, January 4th at the Hult Center.
1/5/2011
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Northwest Passage January 4 2011
Interview with Robert Hill Long and Miriam Jordan about "POEM - Post Office, Eugene Museum," an effort to convert the downtown post office and Angela Kellner speaks with Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm about grant money to help the county meet the 54% recycling rate mandated by state law.
1/4/2011
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Mortgage Payment Assistance
Emily Rieman, Manager of NEDCO Regional Housing Centers talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer about mortgage payment assistance for those hit hardest by the recession.
1/3/2011
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Northwest Passage January 3 2011
 Interview with Emily Reiman, Manager for Regional Housing Centers with NEDCO and Rachael McDonald speaks with outgoing Lane County Commissioner Bill Dwyer.
1/3/2011
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Bill Dwyer Retires After 24 Years in Service

After 24 years in public service, Lane County Commissioner Bill Dwyer is retiring.  The 76-year-old served on the Board for 11 years. He was also a state legislator.  Former Springfield mayor Sid Lieken was elected to take Dwyer's seat on the Lane County Commission representing Springfield. KLCC's Rachael McDonald caught up with him following the State of the County address. Freshly relieved of his duties, Bill Dwyer says it feels good to be retired.
 
 

1/3/2011
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Northwest Passage December 30 2010
Jes Burns reports on the top Oregon stories of 2010 and Natural World with John Cooney: Long Tom River.
12/30/2010
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Northwest Passage December 29 2010

Chris Lehman interviews Governor Ted Kulongoski, Lieghti Sharp reports on a program that helps women in prison maintain contact with their children and Anna King reports on efforts to predict wind.

12/29/2010
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Northwest Passage December 28 2010
Austin Jenkins reports on lawsuits in WA costing tax payers money, Video game party! and Seattle fashon industry goes green.
12/28/2010
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Oregon Veterans
In March 2010, about 2,700 Oregon National Guard troops returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq. The KLCC News Department made a concerted effort to cover the stories of these vets and the ones who came before them. Here are more than a dozen examples of the stories we aired in 2010 ranging from a memorial service for a female vet, health care issues including military sexual trauma and healing, as well as a look at veterans seeking employment in a tough economy. Reporters were Angela Kellner, Rachael McDonald & Tiffany Eckert.
12/28/2010
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Northwest Passage December 27 2010
Austin Jenkins reports on some WA welfare recipients who withdrew cash at out-of-state liquore stores, smoke shops and strip clubs, Master Gardener Renate Tilson has tips for recycling Christmas trees on Good Gardening and Mixed Voices: Underground
12/27/2010
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Northwest Passage December 17 2010
Interview with Scottie Onedrop and friends.
12/17/2010
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Northwest Passage December 16 2010

Rachael McDonald speaks with Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy about the tough choices ahead in the Human Services budget and Natural World with John Cooney.

12/16/2010
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Jivin' Johnnie Celebrates 40 Years Spinning Oldies
Jivin' Johnnie Etheredge has been hosting Son of Saturday Gold for 40 years. It's on KRVM, but Etheredge got his start on KLCC with Saturday Gold. 

There's a party for Etheredge Thursday night at Mac's at the Vet's Club starting at 6:30.
12/16/2010
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Rob Handy on Lane County Human Services
Lane Countyis facing tougher and tougher decisions regarding how to pay for essential services. Yesterday, the Board of Commissioners grappled with its budget for Human Services. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Commissioner Rob Handy.  Coos County Circuit Judge Michael Gillespie plans to issue his verdict by January 15th. Gillespie is presiding over the case to avoid any conflict of interest.
12/16/2010
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Northwest Passage December 15 2010
Interveiw with Jivin Johnny.
12/15/2010
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Northwest Passage December 14 2010
Leslie Hildreth interviews Eugene's favorite food blogger and Deena Prichep reports from Yamhill County where a well-established vineyard is experimenting with growing olive trees.
12/14/2010
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Northwest Passage December 13 2010
Interview with Jackie Hopper, curator wouldhavesaid.com, Good Gardening and Austin Jenkins reports WA lawmakers hope they've taken a sizeable bite out of the state's budget shortfall.
12/13/2010
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Northwest Passage December 10 2010
Interview with sitar master Paul Livingstone.  
12/10/2010
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Northwest Passage December 9 2010
Amelia Templeton reports on efforts to find Northern Spotted Owls, Natural World with John Cooney and Tom Banse reports on the Bing Crosby Film Festival in Spokane.
12/9/2010
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Northwest Passage December 8 2010
Leslie Hildreth reports on a Eugene meat company that's operated for more than 3 decades and Viz City.
12/8/2010
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Northwest Passage December 7 2010
Rachael McDonald speaks with Springfield's newly-appointed Mayor Christine Lundberg and KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports on how some Army recruits have turned to steroids to help them bulk up.
12/7/2010
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Christine Lundberg is the New Mayor of Springfield
Christine Lundberg is the new mayor of Springfield. She's served as a City Councilor since 1999. She was appointed to the position Monday night, filling the position vacated by Sid Leiken, who was elected to the Lane County Board of Commissioners.
 
KLCC's Rachael McDonald asked how Lundberg's time on the council helps her as she approaches the mayor's job.
 
 
The Springfield City Council will be accepting applications for the Ward 1 council seat vacated by Lundberg.
 
12/7/2010
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Northwest Passage December 6 2010
Interview with Jesse McReynolds.
12/6/2010
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Northwest Passage December 3 2010
Interview with the Chapin Sisters and Rachael McDonald reports on the opening of the Long House on the LCC campus.
12/3/2010
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Northwest Passage December 2 2010
Interview with Steve Berry, author of "The Emperor's Tomb" and Natural World.
12/2/2010
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Northwest Passage December 1 2010
Interview with Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno, author of "Zero Regrets - Be Greater Than Yesterday",
 Angela Kellner speaks with Nick Furman, Executive Director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission about the delayed start of the season and Laura McCandlish reports on last night's vigil at the fire-damaged Islamic center in Corvallis.
12/1/2010
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Northwest Passage November 29 2010
Anna King reports on Hanford's new robotic arm, Good Gardening and Mixed Voices
11/29/2010
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Northwest Passage November 26 2010
Interview with singer/songwriter Susan McKeown.
11/26/2010
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Interview with Susan McKeown
KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with singer/songwriter Susan McKeown.
11/26/2010
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Northwest Passage November 24 2010
Laura McCandlish interviews salt connoisseur Mark Bitterman and Viz City visits Jacobs Gallery and reviews the "Four Stories" show.
11/24/2010
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Northwest Passage November 23 2010
Joanne Rideout reports from a cargo ship, Tom Banse reports on energy projects on the OR coast and Doug Nadvornick reports on highway archeology.
11/23/2010
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Northwest Passage November 22 2010
Interview with Cami Ostman, runner, author.
11/22/2010
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Northwest Passage November 18 2010
We hear a few of the voices of the attendees at last night's public hearing to discuss how the Eugene 4J School District proposes to cut $30-million from its budget, Anna King reports on underground restaurants from somewhere south of Seattle and Natural World.
11/18/2010
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Northwest Passage November 17 2010
Interview with Dawn Marie Woodward and Trigger Ontiverez about the new Springfield Food Pantry and Chris Lehman tours the Oregon State Hospital on the eve of a makeover.
11/17/2010
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Northwest Passage November 16 2010
Interview with Celeste Peterson of Dance-ability about an upcoming preformance and Chris Lehman reports on Salem's underground Chinatown.
11/16/2010
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Northwest Passage November 15 2010
Bandon J. Smith reports on the latest turkey choices for the holidays, KUOW's John Ryan reports on a volcano erupting in the Aleutian Islands could be the reason sockeye salmon showed up in big numbers off the coast of Bellingham, WA., Master Gardener Renate Tilson says now is the time to love your leaves on Good Gardening.
11/15/2010
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Northwest Passage November 12 2010
Interview with Grants Pass author Dixie Owens. Her new novel is titled "Becoming Kate" and Chris Lehman reports on the streak of victories racked up by the Woodburn High School boys soccer team.
11/12/2010
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Northwest Passage November 11 2010
Interview with Bishop John Shelby Spong and Natural World.
11/11/2010
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Northwest Passage November 10 2010
Interview with musician Candye Kane and Viz City.
11/10/2010
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Northwest Passage November 9 2010
Carol Smith and Investigatewest report on the rising number of homeless youth by profiling transients in King County, Washington and Doug Nadvornick reports on a Spokane hospital that is improving the food they serve.
11/9/2010
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Northwest Passage November 8 2010
Interview with David Barsamian, host of Alternative Radio.
11/8/2010
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Northwest Passage November 5 2010
Interview with Shenandoah and Broadway with the Yard Dogs Road Show and Deena Prichep reports on people in the Northwest coming together for soup swaps.
11/5/2010
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Northwest Passage November 4 2010
Interview with Mara Friedman & Trinity Harris. They have collaborated to create a deck of cards called "Rainbow Warrior Awaken! Your Journey of Guidance and Healing" and Natural World with John Cooney reporting from Eugene's Delta Ponds.
11/4/2010
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Northwest Passage November 3 2010
Interview with members of the new theatre troupe, "Trial By Fire Theatre Works" and Interview with UO Economist Tim Duy about some of the tough choices facing elected officials in Oregon and the nation.
11/3/2010
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Northwest Passage November 2 2010
Interview with Amy-Rose White, co-founder of "Well Mama" which offers maternal mental health and support services and Rachael McDonald reports on Lane Transit District getting a lot of grief from business owners in West Eugene for its plan to put in a new Bus Rapid Transit line. [transportation feature]
11/2/2010
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Northwest Passage November 1 2010
Guy Hand looks at the growing debate over local food, Good Gardening with Renate Tilson: Manure and Tom Banse reports on how wind power is experienced by those closest to it.
11/1/2010
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Northwest Passage October 29 2010
Tripp Sommer & Laura McCandlish report on the race between Republican State Senator Frank Morse and his Democratic challenger Dan Rayfield, Austin Jenkins reports on a key issue in the Washington State U.S. Senate race is whether or not the federal stimulus has worked and Anna King reports went on a rare tour of the construction site for the Vitrification Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
10/29/2010
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Northwest Passage October 28 2010
nterview with Jan Spencer about this Saturday's "Eugene - Local And Green - Getting Started, Moving Forward, Working Together" and Natural World Correspondent John Cooney reports from Fern Ridge.
10/28/2010
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Northwest Passage October 27 2010
Interview with Mark Harris and Juan Carlos Valle about the United Coalition of Color's Community Conversation on Disproportionate Minority Contact. [civil rights/discrimination] and Viz City's Cissy and Terry review two shows at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
10/27/2010
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Interview with Mark Harris & Juan Carlos Valle
KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Mark Harris and Juan Carlos Valle with the United Coalition of Color to discuss Thursday's forum in Eugene about Disproportionate Minority Contact.
10/27/2010
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Northwest Passage October 26 2010
Interview with musicians Dan Jones & Peter Wilde. They've just released a clear vinyl '45 called "My Name Is John Smith" and Tiffany Eckert reports on the pros and cons of Ballot Measure 74.
10/26/2010
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Northwest Passage October 25 2010

Interview with Guy Maynard, author of "The Risk of Being Ridiculous: Historical Novel of Love and Revolution" and Mixed Voices: Things.

10/25/2010
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NorthwestPassage October 22 2010

Interview with Izzy Whetstine and John Burcell about a benefit to help pay for John's cancer treatment and Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright reports on a dangerous new drug that can be bought on-line.

10/22/2010
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Northwest Passage October 21 2010

Interview with Judy Sierra, author of "The Gruesome Guide To World Monsters" and Natural World with John Cooney.

10/21/2010
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Ron Wyden Fights to Hold His Senate Seat

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden faces four challengers in this election.  Most notably Republican Jim Huffman. KLCC's Tripp Sommer spoke with Wyden on the Northwest Passage.

10/21/2010
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Republican Jim Huffman Runs for US Senate
Republican Jim Huffman is challenging incumbant Democrat Ron Wyden for the US Senate. KLCC's Tripp Sommer asked him why he's running.
10/20/2010
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Northwest Passage October 20 2010

Interview with incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ron Wyden who is running for re-election and Doug Nadvornick reports on how counties around the Northwest are struggling in the great recession.

10/20/2010
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Staggenborg Runs for U.S Senate

Another candidate running for US Senate is Dr. Rick Staggenborg of the Oregon Progressive Party. He's a psychiatrist from Coos Bay who has worked in the US Army Medical Corps and the Veteran's Administration. Dr. Staggenborg is the founder of the cooperative network "Soldiers for Peace International." He spoke with KLCC's Tiffany Eckert.

 

10/19/2010
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Northwest Passage October 19 2010

Interview with Republican Jim Huffman. He's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon and Laura McCandlish reports on the race for mayor of Lincoln City.

10/19/2010
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Northwest Passage October 18 2010

Tripp Summer interviews Bruce Cronk, candidate for US Senate, Tiffany Eckert interviews Dr. Rick Staggenborg, candidate for US Senate and Doug Nadvornick reports on a new technique to keep wolves away from livestock.

10/18/2010
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Northwest Passage October 15 2010

Interview with singer Steve Forbert and John Frohnmayer commentary.

10/15/2010
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Viriam Khalsa with Lane County Youth Services

Lane County Youth Services has received a $20,000 federal grant to look at disproportionate minority contact. The agency wants to find out if there are more youth of color in the system as compared to Caucasians. KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Viriam Khalsa, a Senior Manager Analyst with Lane County Youth Services.

10/6/2010
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Northwest Passage September 30 2010

Interview with Michael Carrigan with Community Alliance of Lane County and Nancy Forrest with ESSN Jobs With Justice about the event "One Nation - Putting America Back to Work, Pulling America Back Together" and Natural World with John Cooney reporting from the mouth of the Salmon River on the Central Coast.

9/30/2010
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Northwest Passage September 29 2010

OPB's Rob Manning reports on this year's race for Oregon's U.S. Senate seat between incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden and Republican Jim Huffman, Austin Jenkins' latest installation in his year-long series following the hard-hit Stryker Brigade as it transitions home and Viz City takes us to the Mayor's Art Show at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene.

9/29/2010
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Northwest Passage September 28 2010

Rachael McDonald talks with two Eugene residents who recently returned from volunteering with No Mas Muertes along the U.S.- Mexico border and Laura McCandlish filed an audio postcard on the closing of long-time Corvallis grocery store Richie's Market.

9/28/2010
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Northwest Passage September 27 2010

Laura McCandlish reports on the races for Newport mayor and city council, Mike Van Meter reports on the race for Deschutes County Commissioner, Angela Kellner reports on the dedication ceremony for the Oregon National Guard Armory in Springfield and Mixed Voices.

9/27/2010
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Northwest Passage September 24 2010
Interview with the band Etouffee and commentary from John Frohnmayer.
9/24/2010
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Friday At 3 - Politics And The Election
KLCC's Tripp Sommer & Angela Kellner host the call-in program "Friday At 3." They speak with Salem Capitol Correspondent Chris Lehman about the upcoming general election.
9/24/2010
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Northwest Passage September 23 2010

Interivew with Brian Obie about the new luxury hotel at the 5th St. Market, Natural World and Rachael McDonald reports on the new health and wellness center at LCC.

9/23/2010
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Northwest Passage September 22 2010

Interview with Carrie Lewis, the new CEO of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, about this Saturday's Jellyfish Jubilee and Laura McCandlish files an audio postcard about Car-Free Day and how it is celebrated in Corvallis.

9/22/2010
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Northwest Passage September 21 2010

Doug Nadvornick collaborated with independent journalist Harris Meyer on a report about why some people go to jail over unpaid debts, or missed court dates, Leslie Hildreth reports on "Project Tomato" at the University of Oregon, SPR's Karen Taylor reports on WSU researchers have discovered what actually happens in your body when you're awake that makes you sleepy and Anna King reports on scientists studying jack rabbits on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

9/21/2010
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Northwest Passage September 20 2010
Report on the Risk of Rising Rivers.
9/20/2010
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Northwest Passage September 17 2010

Anna King reports on how the 100-year celebration of the Pendleton Round-up is boosting the NE Oregon economy, Commentator John Frohnmayer makes the case for continuing the use of books in this increasingly electronic age and KUOW's Marcie Sillman reports on the 40th anniversary of Seattle-born musician Jimi Hendrix.

9/17/2010
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Northwest Passage September 16 2010

Rachael McDonald reports on the success of Eugene-based Mountain Rose Herbs, Tom Banse reports on pceam acidity and Natural World.

9/16/2010
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Northwest Passage September 15 2010

Interview with Lauren Kessler about her book "My Teenage Werewolf" and VizCity.

9/15/2010
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Northwest Passage September 14 2010

Tripp Sommer interviews Willy Vlautin about his novel "Lean on Pete" and Anna King profiles an important position at the Pendleton Round-up.

9/14/2010
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Northwest Passage September 13 2010

Tom Banse reports on the biggest dam removal in US history happening in WA and Jes Burns interviews Tracy Gagnon about Eugene's mobile cannery program.

9/13/2010
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Northwest Passage September 10 2010

Interview with Fado singer Ramama Vieira and Commentator John Frohnmayer recounts his recent experience in a masters rowing championshipo in Canada.

9/10/2010
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Northwest Passage September 9 2010

Interview with Bill Harris and Siri Kaur about Sacred Winds of Hope - the interfaith prayer service in Eugene to commemorate 9-11 and Natural World with John Cooney.

9/9/2010
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Northwest Passage September 8 2010

Interview with Sean Kern-Craft, General Manager of Ambrosia, head organizer for this Friday's block party to benefit the building of the Lane Community College downtown campus and Anna King reports on many private wells in the Yakima Valley being contaminated with nitrates.

9/8/2010
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Northwest Passage September 7 2010

Chris Lehman examines Oregon's measure 74 which would allow the legal sale of medical marijuana, Ruby De Luna reports on rising health insurance rates and an audio tour of the new resevior in Seattle.

9/7/2010
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Northwest Passage September 6 2010

KUOW's John Ryan reports on reef-netting for sockeye salmon swimming toward Canada's Fraser River, Scientists at OSU make a greener glue and on this Labor Day we hear about a Seattle musician's day job.

9/6/2010
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Northwest Passage September 3 2010

Interview with Bridget Wolfe & John Crawford, the subjects of a fantasy/documentary "Gateways To Faerie" and Commentator John Frohnmayer takes exception with Eugene's downtown exclusion zone.

9/3/2010
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Northwest Passage September 2 2010
Chris Lehman reports on a new TV ad in which former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber accuses rival Chris Dudley of dodging Oregon taxes by living in Washington state when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Laura McCandish filed an audio postcard of a bike ride in honor of Eugene's first female mayor Ruth Bascom, KUOW's Sara Lerner reports on the Washington State Department of Corrections receiving a grant from the Oregon Zoo to help inmates raise spotted frogs and Laura McCandlish reports on how federal stimulus spending is funding jobs for forestry scientiets, computer analysts and land planners in Oregon.
9/2/2010
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Northwest Passage September 1 2010

Tripp talks with Jim Olney, Executive Director of the Eugene Public Library Foundation and on Viz City a review of the exhibit, "Solitude and Absolute Form" by photographer Jon Meyers.

9/1/2010
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Northwest Passage August 31 2010

Rachael McDonald interviews Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Assistant US Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

8/31/2010
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Northwest Passage August 30 2010

Austin Jenkins reports on traumatic brain injury and Mixed Voices.

8/30/2010
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Northwest Passage August 27 2010

Interview with musician Vicci Martinez and Commentator John Frohnmayer on religious freedom and reactions to plans to cite a Muslim cultural center and mosque near ground zero.

8/27/2010
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Northwest Passage August 26 2010

Interview with Kathy Marshall of Stillpoint Farms in Veneta about the Women's Festival 2010 and Natural World with John Cooney.

8/26/2010
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Northwest Passage August 25 2010

Tripp Inteviews Caroline Cummings and Imar Bushes about economic development.

8/25/2010
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Northwest Passage August 24 2010

Chris Lehman profiles Republican Chris Dudley, Tom Banse reports on high northwest salmon returns, Indian tribes have opened the first of three commercial fishing periods for the fall commercial season, Lane County unploment rose to 10.7% in July and Tripp Sommer interviews Steve Robinson with the OR Center for Public Policy about the state economy.

8/24/2010
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Northwest Passage August 23 2010

Interview with Matt Pruvis previewing the Eugene Celebration and Chris Lehman profiles OR gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber.

8/23/2010
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Northwest Passage August 20 2010
Women's Institute on Leadership in Disability and Commentator John Frohnmayer.
8/20/2010
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Northwest Passage August 19 2010

Report on US Forest Service's policy on wildfire prevention. Plus, Wheat Fleet and Natural World.

8/19/2010
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Northwest Passage August 18 2010

Interivew with Shoshana Kewersky about traveling in Cambodia and Viz City

8/18/2010
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Northwest Passage August 17 2010

Tripp Sommer interviews author Robert Whitaker about his book "Anatomy of an Epidemic" and Dorothy Velasco reviews "American Night" at the Ashland Shakespear Festival.

8/17/2010
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Northwest Passage August 16 2010

Interview with Sen. Floyd Prozanski about a home brew fix and Laura McCandlish audio postcard of the "Beans and Grain Tour."

8/16/2010
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Will Home Brew Competitions Resume in Oregon?
Tripp Sommer speaks with State Senator Floyd Prozanski about a fix to the no transporting home brew ruling given by the Department of Justice.
8/16/2010
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Northwest Passage July 30 2010

Angela Kellner reports on the closing of a long-time downtown Eugene business - Jan's Specialty Shoe Service and Commentator John Frohnmayer is anti-Power Point and pro multi-sourced education.

7/30/2010
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Northwest Passage July 29 2010
Chris Lehman reports on a conference of National Budget Oficals in Portland, Basque Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest and Natural World.
7/29/2010
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Northwest Passage July 28 2010
Interview with Jeff Yeager, author of "The Cheapskate Next Door - The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily - Below Their Means."
7/28/2010
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Northwest Passage July 27 2010

Bing Bingham profiles Chef Dave Hatfiled, owner and chef at Cafe 34-56 at the Bend Airport, Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of "The Merchant of Venice" and Doug Nadvornick reports on the Summer of Innovation program bringing science education to Native American kids on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.

7/27/2010
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Northwest Passage July 26 2010

As part of our series Living With War At Home, Spokane Public Radio's Amanda Loder reports that for some veterans, planning for life without the uniform is its own battle and Mixed Voies.

7/26/2010
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Northwest Passage July 23 2010

Interview with Amy Carmenter and Laura Kemp about the benefit for Water For People and Commentator John Frohnmayer has been thinking about the nature of apologies.

7/23/2010
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Northwest Passage July 22 2010

Interview with Gerri & Bob Haynes about the medical care and services they provide in Gaza and Natural World.

7/22/2010
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Northwest Passage July 21 2010

Chris Lehman reports on OR state efforts to restore funding for social services, Vizcity and John Vlahovich reports that Providence Health Care is buying two regional heart care practices near Spokane.

7/21/2010
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Northwest Passage July 20 2010

Chris Lehman reports on the expansion of OR's Independent Party and Review of "She Loves Me" by Dorothy Velasco

7/20/2010
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Northwest Passage July 19 2010

Bellamy Pailthorp profiles Brigadier General Heidi Brown and Doug Nadvornick reports on the economics of biomass.

7/19/2010
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Northwest Passage July 16 2010

Clips of Faith and John Fronhmayer scares us: drowning.

7/16/2010
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Northwest Passage July 15 2010

Interview with the band Truckstop Honeymoon and Natural World.

7/15/2010
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Northwest Passage July 14 2010
Interview with Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of South Lane Mental Health and Lauren Fuller, board member and garden host for "The Town and Country Garden Tour" in Cottage Grove.
7/14/2010
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Northwest Passage July 13 2010

Tom Banse plays history detective with rare documents about pioneer chinese immigrants in the NW and Anna King reports on a device called the cherry thumper being developed at WSU.

7/13/2010
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Northwest Passage July 12 2010

Jes Burns reports on Veneta's recent efforts to secure drinking water for its growing population, Angela Kellner interviews Michelle Dennehy about the state's Goose Task Force and Good Gardening.

7/12/2010
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Northwest Passage July 8 2010

Interview with Steve Duno, author of "Last Dog On The Hill - The Extraordinary Life Of Lou" and Natural World.

7/8/2010
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Northwest Passage July 7 2010

Interview with Barbara Pope, author of "The Blood Of Lorraine" and Viz City.

7/7/2010
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Northwest Passage July 6 2010
Interview with actor, director, author and musician Gary Farmer about touring with his band The Troublemakers.
7/6/2010
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Frohnmayer Commentary_ Car Thieves

Commentator John Frohnmayer has some pointers on how to get a jump on car thieves.

7/2/2010
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Northwest Passage July 1 2010

Aviva Hirsch reports on HOWL - the Homer Wilderness Leaders Outdoor Program and Natural World with John Cooney.

7/1/2010
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Northwest Passage June 30 2010

Anna King reports on modern day cattle rustling in the vast desert ranges of Oregon and Idaho and Tom Banse reports from a wind farm in Grayland, WA.

6/30/2010
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Northwest Passage June 29 2010

Austin Jenkins reports on a major oyster and clam poaching case has revealed gaps in the system responsible for ensuring that WA shellfish are safe to eat, Laura McCandlish reports on an event Sunday to honor an ex-slave who played his way to freedom in Oregon in 1859 and Angela Kellner reports on renovations of the Centre Court building in downtown Eugene.

6/29/2010
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Northwest Passage June 28 2010

Chris Lehman reports on how state budget cuts are threatening to eliminate Oregon Project Independence and Doug Nadvornick reports on wildlife managers in Eastern Washington tagging Canada Geese to track their migration. Plus, Good Gardening and Mixed Voices: Escape.

6/28/2010
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Interview with Band Incendio

Brandon Smith interviews the Latin guitar/wolrd fusion band Incendio.

6/27/2010
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Northwest Passage June 25 2010

Interview with the Latin guitar/world fusion band "Incendio" and Commentator John Frohnmayer wants governments to budgets like adults do.

6/25/2010
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Northwest Passage June 24 2010

Tom Banse reports on how ductless heat pumps can save homeowners money, Austin Jenkins reports on whether its a good idea to invest in making schools more energy efficient and Natural World with John Cooney.

6/24/2010
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Northwest Passage June 23 2010

Chris Lehman reports on a public opinion poll about how much Northwest residents are willing to pay for alternative energy, Laura McCandlish reports on Corvallis becoming the first community in Oregon to have curbside composting and Viz City's Terry Way speaks with Ken O'Connell.

6/23/2010
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Doctors Still Feel Stuck On "Tread Mill"

EUGENE, Ore. - Many primary care doctors say they feel stuck on a treadmill. A CNN poll last year showed almost half of them would consider leaving medicine if they had an alternative. They complain of low salaries, burdensome paperwork and time pressures. Research has shown the constant rush can also affect quality of care. Primary care doctors have long hoped that health care overhaul would improve their situation. But Heidi Lang found that's easier said than done.

6/23/2010
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Northwest Passage June 22 2010

Doug Nadvornick reports on how Northwest residents feel about the perception that illegal immigrants are taking away American jobs, Heidi Lang reports on a Eugene doctor who practices alternative care and Tom Banse reports on how self-incriminating internet postings are helping cops fight crime on public lands.

6/22/2010
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Northwest Passage June 21 2010

Tom Banse reports on how people in the Northwest generally feel about immigration, Anna King reports on people in southeast Oregon who make a killing off killing ground squirrels or "sage rats"  and Angela Kellner speaks with Gus Gates, Oregon Policy Coordinator with the Surfrider Foundation about the Hands Across The Sand event to end offshore oil drilling and increase the use of clean energy.

6/21/2010
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Northwest Passage June 18 2010

Doug Nadvornick reports on Forest Service plans to raise rental rates on people who own cabins on national forest land and Commentator John Frohnmayer remembers an historic basketball game at Mac Court in 1974.

6/18/2010
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Northwest Passage June 17 2010

Interview with Toby Johnson about the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium and Natural World with John Cooney.

6/17/2010
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Sasquatch Symposium
KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Toby Johnson about the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium.
6/17/2010
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Northwest Passage June 16 2010
Interview with Will & Tashina Wilkinson, teachers of the C.H.I. practice.
6/16/2010
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Northwest Passage June 15 2010
6/15/2010
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Northwest Passage June 14 2010

Inverview with Springfield HS students who are planning to bike the Lewis and Clark trail this summer and Good Gardening.

6/14/2010
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Northwest Passage June 11 2010

Special Issues: Jes Burns reports on efforts to protect the Ancona duck and John Frohnmayer commentary.

6/11/2010
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Northwest Passage June 10 2010

Special Issues Food & Agriculture: Angela Kellner profiles 3 Eugene food manufacturers - Cosmos Corn, Surata Soyfoods & Springfield Creamery and Natural World with John Cooney.

6/10/2010
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Northwest Passage June 9 2010

Special Issues Food & Agriculture: Brandon Smith reports on the Eugene Mission's efforts to feel the homeless and VizCity.

6/9/2010
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Northwest Passage June 8 2010

Special Issues - Food & Agriculture: Tiffany Eckert examines the in's and out's of food allergies and Chris Lehman reports on how looming budget cuts could affect Oregon schools.

6/8/2010
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Northwest Passage June 7 2010

To start our Special Issues series on Food and Agriculture, Rachael McDonald takes a look at school lunch, its nutrition, value and future and KUOW's Ruby De Luna reports on a renowned chef in Olympia from Vietnam.

6/7/2010
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Northwest Passage June 4 2010

Interview with David Ossman of Firesign Theatre and Commentator John Frohnmayer on the value of the people's need for clean water.

6/4/2010
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Northwest Passage June 3 2010

Interview with Henry Alley, author of "Precints of Light" and Natural World with John Cooney.

6/3/2010
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Northwest Passage June 2 2010

Interview with Robert Tomlinson, Executive Director of Oregon Crafted, Rachael McDonald reports on the Lane County District Attorney and the Eugene Police Department pushing for longer prison sentences for the most prolifc property crimes offenders and OPB's Amelia Templeton reports on a national conservation group naming the Chetco River one of the nation's ten most endangered.

6/2/2010
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Northwest Passage June 1 2010

Dmae Roberts reports from Ashland on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's hip hop production of Hamlet and Doug Nadvornick reports on Parkinson's patients turning to dancing for exercise.

6/1/2010
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Northwest Passage May 31 2010

S. Spencer Scott weaves two tragedies together in a commentary about the cost of war,  Mixed Voices: Close and Master Gardener Renate Tilson has tips for allergic gardeners on Good Gardening.

5/31/2010
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Northwest Passage May 28 2010

Rachael McDonald speaks with astronaut and Eugene native James Dutton and Commentator John Frohnmayer speaks the truth about Chief Seattle.

5/28/2010
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Northwest Passage May 27 2010
Rachael McDonald speaks with the Eugene Police about why they painted lines on the sidewalk near the transit station, Anna King reports on an area near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation where you can find low-lying crust and Natural World with John Cooney.
5/27/2010
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Northwest Passage May 26 2010

Chris Lehman reports on what drastic budget cuts will mean for state agencies, KUOW's Ruby De Luna reports introduces us to two people who are staying on the job longer than they expected due to the downturn in the economy and Viz City's Terry and Lotte review "Inclusions and Distillation - Black and White" at the Jacobs Gallery.

5/26/2010
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Northwest Passage May 25 2010

KUOW's Ruby De Luna visits a Tacoma family dealing with the issue of long-term care for an aging parent and Tom Banse reports on the state of Washington's ban on aqua logging and how Oregon is following that lead.

5/25/2010
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Northwest Passage May 24 2010
Interview with James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander, authors of "Awakening Joy: Ten Steps That Will Put You On The Road To Real Happiness."
5/24/2010
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Northwest Passage May 21 2010

Interview with Eugene-native musician David Jacobs-Strain.

To hear Commentator John Frohnmayer May 21 2010 report visit audio archives at KLCC.org.

5/21/2010
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Northwest Passage May 20 2010

Interview with Pegasissy, preforming at the OUT/LOUD queer music festival and John Cooney's Natural World

5/20/2010
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Northwest Passage May 19 2010

Interview with Karen Pavelec about a James Ulrich exhibit at Maude Kerns Art Center, Angela Kellner interviews US Representative Kurt Schrader about the mistreatment of Oregon National Guard soldiers from Iraq at Joint Base Lewis McChord and Kristian Foden-Vencil reports on the State Treasurer's race.

5/19/2010
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Northwest Passage May 18 2010

Angela Kellner speaks with Eugene Police Detective Curtis Newell. He is receiving an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children" for his work in breaking up a prostitution ring, OPB's Amelia Templeton reports on a custody battle of a mom in Canada trying to get her son back from Oregon foster homes and Chantal Anderson reports on the battle over which city has the best coffee: Seattle or Portland.

5/18/2010
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Northwest Passage May 17 2010

Interview with Mark Herbert of New Paradigms about the "People Centered Branding" conference at Lane and Good Gardening with Renate Tilson.

5/17/2010
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Northwest Passage May 14 2010

Interview with Chris Studach about the Sasquatch Brew Fest, Commentator John Frohnmayer discusses the fine points of wine tasting and Tom Banse reports on memories of Spirit Lake near Mt. Saint Helens.

5/14/2010
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Northwest Passage May 13 2010

Interview with Anthony Disalvo, Fouder and Executive Director of the Sprout Film Festival and Margaret Tyson with Full Access Brokerage and Natural World with John Cooney.

5/13/2010
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Northwest Passage May 12 2010
Annual Wildflower Festival report and VizCity.
5/12/2010
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Northwest Passage May 11 2010

Interview with Paul Adkins about the Business Commute Challenge and Rachael McDonald speaks with U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan.

5/11/2010
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Northwest Passage Newscast May 11, 2010
KLCC's Tripp Sommer hosts the Northwest Passage, a daily half-hour news magazine. Here is the submission for Best Newscast.
5/11/2010
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Northwest Passage May 10 2010

Rachael McDonald reports on the candidates running for the Lane County Board of Commissioners representing the eastern portion of the county and OPB's Rob Manning reports on ballot measure 68.

5/10/2010
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Northwest Passage May 7 2010

Jes Burns reports on the race for West Lane County Commissioner, Tiffany speaks with Jeff Nudelman about this weekend's Willamette Valley Music Festival and Commentator John Frohnmayer explains the federal health care bill, in his own words.

5/7/2010
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Northwest Passage May 6 2010

Interview with Ana Maria Spagna, author of "Test Ride On The Sunnyland Bus" and Natural World with John Cooney.

5/6/2010
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Northwest Passage May 5 2010

Interview with Peter Kornbluh with the National Security Archive about human rights abuses in Latin America. {discrimination, civil rights}

5/5/2010
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Northwest Passage May 4 2010

Rachael McDonald speaks with the candidates for Eugene City Council Ward 6: incumbent Mike Clark and challenger Nadia Sindi and Jes Burns speaks with Vicki Menard, Editor of the Roseburg News-Review about the Douglas County Commissioner's race.

5/4/2010
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Northwest Passage May 3 2010

Race for Eugene City Council Ward 6: Rachael McDonald speaks with Pat Farr; Angela Kellner speaks with Rich Gaston and Good Gardening host Renante Tilson offers alternatives to toxic chemical pesticides.

5/3/2010
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Eugene City Councilor Candidate Pat Farr

Two candidates are running for the Ward 6 seat on the Eugene City Council, which represents northwest Eugene. Pat Farr and Rich Gaston.

Pat Farr was on the Eugene City Council from 1995 to 2003. He then served in the State legislature for one term before taking a job as Executive Director of Food for Lane County. The 55-year-old has most recently worked as a consultant for non-profits. Farr spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

 

5/3/2010
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Religion and Government

This week, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping a cross on government property. KLCC commentator John Frohnmayer offers some thoughts spurred by another recent case involving religion and government.

 

Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush Administration.

4/30/2010
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Northwest Passage April 30 2010

Interview with members of the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene and Commentator John Frohnmayer shares his thoughts on court cases involving religion and government.

4/30/2010
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Northwest Passage April 29 2010

Interview with George Walker, author and Merry Prankster and Natural World.

4/29/2010
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Northwest Passage April 28 2010

Interview with Jeff Harrison on a series of class he teaches at UO on Bob Dylan and Viz City.

4/28/2010
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Northwest Passage April 27 2010

Interview with Hanna Bontrager, Executive Director of Ballet Fantastique and Austin Jenkins reports on police in WA using a high-tech driving simulator.

4/27/2010
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Northwest Passage April 26 2010

 Interview with Minalee Saks, Executive Director and Co-founder of Birth To Three about child abuse prevention and parent education and Mixed Voices: "Ladder"

4/26/2010
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NorthwestPassage April 23 2010
Interview with Ken Kesey biographer Robert Faggen, Interview with Emily Proudfoot with the City of Eugene Parks and Open Spaces about plans for a skatepark and Commentator John Frohnmayer talks about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered by soldiers and veterans.
4/23/2010
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NorthwestPassage April 22 2010
Interview with Mitra Chester and Laura Lee Laroux about the Carnival of Couture and Natural World with John Cooney.
4/22/2010
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NorthwestPassage April 21 2010
Angela Kellner tours the Clothesline Project at the Eugene Veteran's Clinic with Sonja Fry, a Military Sexual Trauma Social Worker and Bing Bingham speaks with Antelope-area rancher Nathan Steckley about the differences between recycling in the city and on the farm.
4/21/2010
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NorthwestPassage April 20 2010
Interview with poet Helen Frost and Chris Lehman reports on two Eastern Oregon GOP incumbents facing an anti-tax backlash in their re-election bids.
4/20/2010
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NorthwestPassage April 19 2010

"V-Day" Production at Lane Community College and Good Gardening.

4/19/2010
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Northwest Passage April 16 2010
4/16/2010
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Northwest Passage April 15 2010
4/15/2010
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Northwest Passage April 14 2010
4/14/2010
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Northwest Passage April 13 2010
4/13/2010
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Northwest Passage April 12 2010
4/12/2010
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Northwest Passage April 9 2010
4/9/2010
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Northwest Passage April 8 2010
4/8/2010
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Northwest Passage April 7 2010
4/7/2010
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Northwest Passage April 6 2010
4/6/2010
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Northwest Passage April 5 2010
4/5/2010
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Northwest Passage April 2 2010
4/2/2010
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Northwest Passage April 1 2010

Preview of the "Who's Got Talent Show" with LCC's Specialized Support Services and Natural World.

4/1/2010
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Northwest Passage March 31 2010

Angela Kellner reports on last weekend's Oregon Women Veterans Conference where issues including health care, jobs and housing were discussed and Viz City's Terry Way speaks with Paula Goodbar about the Eugene Storefront Art Project.

3/31/2010
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Northwest Passage March 31 2010
3/31/2010
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Northwest Passage March 30 2010

Interview with Graham Murdock and Mixed Voices.

3/30/2010
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Northwest Passage March 29 2010
Interview with Graham Murdock and Mixed Voices.
3/29/2010
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Northwest Passage March 26 2010
Doug Nadvornick reports on the results of this year's inaugural wolf-hunting season in Idaho.  Chantal Anderson reports on two young girls near Seattle who are raising chickens and selling eggs to raise money for college. And Commentator John Frohnmayer on opera on the big screen.
3/26/2010
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Northwest Passage March 25 2010
Interview with Paul Winberg, the Executive Director of the Eugene Symphony about the death of principal timpanist Charles Dowd and Natural World.
3/25/2010
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Eugene Symphony Executive Director Paul Winberg
Tripp Sommer speaks with Eugene Symphony Executive Director Paul Winberg about the passing of Charles Dowd. He was principal timpanist of the Eugene Symphony and professor at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Dowd died March 24th of cancer. He was 61.
3/25/2010
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Interview with L-COG's Milo Mecham

To better understand the challenges of expanding broadband service to rural areas, KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with Milo Mecham. He’s a Program Manager at LCOG, or Lane Council of Governments.

3/24/2010
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Northwest Passage March 24 2010
Angela Kellner interviews Milo Mecham of LCOG about broadband expansion in our region and Guy Hand reports on the movement to increase conditions of animals on farms.
3/24/2010
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Northwest Passage March 23 2010
Interview with Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit and Review of "Pride and Rejudice" by Dorothy Velasco.
3/23/2010
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Northwest Passage March 22 2010
SPR's Amanda Loder reports on three cities in the region vying to become the site of the world's fastest internet connection and Anna King reports profiles a NW family that has been transformed by the recession. Plus, Good Gardening - Eat Your Weeds.
3/22/2010
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Northwest Passage March 12 2010

Very Little Theater's Production of "The Clean House" and commentary from John Frohnmayer.

3/12/2010
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Northwest Passage March 11 2010
Interivew with Donna Peterson and Barbara Sussman about how the economic downturn is effecting seniors and Natural World.
3/11/2010
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Northwest Passage March 10 2010
Interview with Mark Beudert, General Director of the Eugene Opera, about their upcoming production of Faust and KUOW's Carol Smith reports on how the University of Washington is trying to raise awareness about and prevent sexual assaults on and off campus.
3/10/2010
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Northwest Passage March 9 2010
Interview with author Richard Trainer and Dorothy Velasco reviews the Ashland production of Hamlet.
3/9/2010
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Northwest Passage March 8 2010
Interview with Willamette University law professor James A. Nafziger about what the U.S. strategy should be in Afghanistan and Good Gardening.
3/8/2010
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Northwest Passage March 5 2010
Interview with Alice DiMicele and David Sullivan. Plus, Commentary from John Frohnmayer.
3/5/2010
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Northwest Passage March 4 2010
Interview with Thomas Cobb, author of "Crazy Heart." and Natural World.
3/4/2010
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Northwest Passage March 3 2010
Tripp Sommer interviews Tom Hayden about his new bood "The Long Sixties." Plus, VizCity.
3/3/2010
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Northwest Passage March 2 2010
Rachael McDonald interviews Naseem Rakha about her new book "The Crying Tree."
3/2/2010
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Northwest Passage March 2, 2010
The Northwest Passage is KLCC's daily news magazine hosted by News Director Tripp Sommer. In 2010, the program celebrated 25 years on the air.
3/2/2010
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Interview with Author Naseem Rakha
KLCC's Rachael McDonald speaks with Naseem Rakha, author of "The Crying Tree."
3/2/2010
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Northwest Passage March 1 2010
Interview with Max Watman, author of "Chasing The White Dog - An Amateur Outlaw's Adventure's In Moonshine."
3/1/2010
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Northwest Passage February 26 2010
Interview with Karen Davis with United Poultry Concerns and commentary by John Frohnmayer.
2/26/2010
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Northwest Passage February 25 2010
Interview with Mike Mees, co-founder of the Buffalo Field Campaign and Natural World with John Cooney.
2/25/2010
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Northwest Passage February 24 2010
Rachael McDonald interviews Charlie Tebbitt.
2/24/2010
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Northwest Passage February 23 2010
Interview with Ty Conner and friends about their monthly gig at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove.
2/23/2010
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Northwest Passage February 22 2010
Interview with Ed Hendrix, President of the Oregon Logging Conference. Also, Good Gardening and Mixed Voices.
2/22/2010
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Northwest Passage February 19 2010
2/19/2010
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Northwest Passage February 18 2010

Interview with composer and Pulitzer prize winner Steve Stucky. The Eugene Symphony will perform his composition "Second Concerto for Orchestra" and Natural World.

2/18/2010
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Northwest Passage February 17 2010
Interview with Joel Ben Izzy about the Cha-tee Mon-wee Storytelling gathering.  Plus, Viz City.
2/17/2010
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Northwest Passage February 16 2010
 Rachael McDonald reports on Jesse Jackson's visit to the U of O and Tripp's interivew with cast of Upstart Crow production of "Annie."
2/16/2010
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Northwest Passage February 15 2010

Chris Lehman reports on one of the most contentious issues in the legislature - the future of online or virtual schools and KUOW's John Ryan reports on assessing how close REI is to going carbon-neutral.

Music in: Bob Dylan "Is Your Love In Vain?"

2/15/2010
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Northwest Passage February 12 2010
Austin Jenkins profiles the fierce competition of the bail bonds industry in WA and Commentator John Frohnmayer shares some historic power couples.
2/12/2010
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Northwest Passage February 11 2010
Interview with Eugene Ballet's Artistic Director Toni Pimble about their upcoming show "Dark Side of the Moon," and Natural World with John Cooney.
2/11/2010
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Northwest Passage February 10 2010
Tripp interviews Jack Czarnecki, the guest chef for the Fungal Feast at LCC and Chris Lehman reports on new developments among groups set to sign a pair of agreements affecting the Klamath Basin.
2/10/2010
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Northwest Passage February 9 2010
Trip interviews Roger Ludeman of the Eugene Gleemen, and Chris Lehman reports on legislative efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure.
2/9/2010
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Northwest Passage February 8 2010
Trip interviews Carl Woideck about upcoming show. Plus Good Gardening: Lawns to Vegetables
2/8/2010
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Northwest Passage February 5 2010
Local musician David Helfand talks about his new CD 'First Light' and Commentator John Frohnmayer agrues for the value of quiet.
2/5/2010
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Northwest Passage February 4 2010
Interview about the Climate Masters at Work program and Natural World with John Cooney.
2/4/2010
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Northwest Passage February 3 2010

Pro-Isreali Pro-Peace Organization, JStreet, opens an office in Eugene. Plus VizCity features two group shows running through February.

2/3/2010
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Northwest Passage February 2 2010
Jacob Billings interviews Jackson Katz about gender violence and Anna King reports the Tri-Cities in south-central WA has 3,400 more non-farm jobs last December than it had in 2008.
2/2/2010
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Men Must Lead in Sexual Violence Prevention

Jackson Katz is a renowned expert on gender violence prevention. He is an educator, author and filmmaker. He’ll be speaking in the EMU ballroom at the University of Oregon on Wednesday evening at 7:30. Katz is the Director of the first Worldwide Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Program in the United States Marine Corps. He also started the Mentors in Violence Prevention or MVP program at Northeastern University in Boston. KLCC’s Jacob Billings asked Katz about the program.

 

www.jacksonkatz.org

 

This interview was edited by KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

2/2/2010
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Northwest Passage February 1 2010
Interview with Brina Goodman, Executive Director of the newly-established Confucius Institute at the UO.
2/1/2010
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Bill Mastrosimone

KLCC’s Rachael McDonald speaks with playwright Bill Mastrosimone. He’s the author of “Bang Bang You’re Dead” which deals with school shootings.  His new play “Winner by Submission” also tackles the subject of youth and violence.

 

Students at Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics are performing “Winner by Submission” at the Wildish Theater Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday at 1 pm. The Sunday performance is a benefit for the Center for Community Counseling. 

 

Wildish Theater: http://www.willamalane.org/wildish/index.html

 

 

1/29/2010
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Northwest Passage January 29, 2010
Rachel McDonald interviews playwrite Bill Mastrosimone about "Winner By Submission." Plus, Commentator John Frohnmeyer defends the 7 deadly sins.
1/29/2010
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Truffle Festival Brings Food Lovers to Eugene

Oregon is the center of the truffle universe… at least in North America. And this is the time of year when the culinary delicacy is at its prime. Foodies from around the state and beyond will gather in Eugene this weekend for the Oregon Truffle Festival.   

KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with organizer Leslie Scott. Scott says while a truffle is a mushroom, it’s unlike any other.

For more information visit www.oregontrufflefestival.com.

1/27/2010
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Successful Aging Institute

Lane Community College’s new Successful Aging Institute, which opened this fall is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities.

The institute is offering free previews of their Boomers and Beyond Saturday Series this week and next. LCC’s Barbara Sussman spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald about the program.

 

www.lanecc.edu/sei

 

1/26/2010
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4th Annual Local Food Connection

Interview with Megan Kemple, Willamette Farm and Food Coalition's Farm to School Program Coordinator; and Jennie Henchion, Nutrition Services Director for the Bethel School District.

www.lanefood.org

 

1/26/2010
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Roller Derby Girls

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert interviews Agent Orange and Rex Havoc of the Emerald City Roller Girls about their upcoming Inaugural Brawl at Lane Events Center on January 30th.

www.emeraldcityrollergirls.com

 

1/21/2010
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Amazonia
KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with National Geographic photographer Sam Abel and wildlife photographer Torben Ulrick Nissen about their expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon River in Peru. They've turned their photos into a book and an art exhibit. It runs at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene through May 2, 2010.
1/15/2010
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State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo
As part of KLCC's Special Issues series on Education, Angela Kellner sat down with State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo to talk about the state's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap.
11/30/2009
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Regional Prosperity Summit

KLCC's Rachael McDonald speaks with Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz and Springfield City Manager Gino Grimaldi about the Regional Prosperity Summit Thursday at the Eugene Hilton from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

www.eugene-or.gov/nextecon

 

11/17/2009
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Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner

At Monday’s Civilian Review Board Meeting, there was discussion of the recent police use of a Taser against a Chinese student at an apartment where he was thought to be trespassing. It turned out the student had rented the apartment earlier in the day. Once the misunderstanding was cleared up the student was not arrested. Rachael McDonald spoke with Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner Tuesday in the KLCC studios. Gissiner says he was contacted by Captain Rich Stronach the night of September 22st after the Tasing incident occurred.

 

Gissiner says his office is working with the Police Department on systemic changes. He says as a result of a case reviewed by his office the Eugene Police is requiring training of all its officers on the Americans with Disabilities’ Act. Also, he says his office has pushed for more training with use of Tasers.

 

10/28/2009
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20 Years of Stewardship at Buford Park

The Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah are celebrating their 20th anniversary this week. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald took a hike with Executive Director Chris Orsinger Monday morning. He told her the latest news about the park.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration is Thursday, October 8th at 6:30 at the Vets Club in Eugene. There will be music by The Nettles, food, and various speakers, including Carolyn Scott Kortge, cancer survivor and author of The Spirited Walker.

www.bufordpark.org

 

10/5/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Civility

This week John Frohnmayer says our public debates could use a little more civility and common sense.

Mr. Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush Administration.

9/18/2009
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Lane Community College President Mary Spilde
The LCC President spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about plans for a new downtown center and about the surge in enrollment at the college this fall.
9/16/2009
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Buckwheat Zydeco

The New York Times calls Buckwheat Zydeco “One of the greatest party bands in America.” He is a man, and a band, with an international following.  Known for his high energy and soulful vocals, on stage “Buckwheat” (a.k.a.-Stanley Dural Jr.), moves comfortably from accordion to Hammond organ—singing all the while.

 

Right now, Buckwheat Zydeco is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new CD, “Lay Your Burden Down” and a lengthy tour. The legendary musician and his band will be performing at the Shedd Institute in Eugene this Wednesday (9/16). KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert caught up with Buckwheat Zydeco on the Salt Lake City leg of his tour. She started the conversation by asking where Zydeco was born.

 

This interview aired Monday September 14th.

 

www.buckwheatzydeco.com

www.theshedd.org

 

9/14/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary- Coxswain

This week John Frohnmayer pays tribute to some powerful people.

Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.

9/11/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Labor Day-Labor Party

This week John Jrohnmayer considers Labor Day and the labor movement.

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.

 

You can find more Frohnmayer commentaries by searching "frohnmayer" on the  "Northwest Passage" in our archives.

9/4/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Powell

 

This week John Frohnmayer remembers the wisdom of American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell

 

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.

 

You can find more Frohnmayer commentaries by searching "Frohnmayer" on the  "Northwest Passage" in our archives.

 

8/28/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Health Care

 

John Frohnmayer hopes to bring some clarity to the issue of healthcare.

 

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.

 

You can find more Frohnmayer commentaries by searching "Frohnmayer" on the  "Northwest Passage" in our archives. 

8/21/2009
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The Fattest Woman in Ireland

Rich Armstrong talks with Tripp and Tiffany about his wife, Patricia Mees Armstrong. She died recently of cancer. He's posthumously published her book "The Fattest Woman in Ireland".  To find out more visit his website www.thefattestwomaninireland.com.

The book can be found at Tsunami Books and Shamrock in Eugene or by contacting Rick at 501-5988.

 

8/19/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: High-speed Trains

KLCC commentator John Frohnmayer says that it time for the country to get serious about high-speed rail.

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author, and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.

8/14/2009
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Retired Surveyor Remembers His Work on Bridge

Today (Tuesday), Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter DeFazio joined Oregon Department of Transportation officials to commemorate the groundbreaking of a new I-5 bridge over the Willamette River.

 

Warren Neer came too. He did the surveying work for the original bridge back in 1962. The 82 year old is retired and lives in Eugene. He spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald.

8/11/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Birds of the Willamette

 

KLCC commentator John Frohnmayer has some thoughts about the large birds that call the Willamette River home.  John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist.  He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush administration.  

8/7/2009
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Cartoonist Lynda Barry
Author and Cartoonist Lynda Barry was in town for appearances at the Eugene Public Library. She spoke with Tiffany Eckert and Jessica Blume in the KLCC studios.
8/7/2009
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Frohnmayer commentary: David Souter

 

While the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor is underway, KLCC commentator John Frohnmayer takes a look at the judicial record of the outgoing justice - David Souter. 

 

7/31/2009
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Frohnmayer Commentary: Sotomayor
Commentator John Frohnmayer says while the constitution requires that the Senate give its advice and consent for judicial appointments, the hearings are political theatre and the stakes are high.
7/17/2009
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Lane Community College President Mary Spilde

This week, in Warren, Michigan, President Obama introduced the 12 billion dollar "American Graduation Initiative". It's meant to help Community Colleges prepare people for the next generation of jobs. Lane Community College President Mary Spilde was in Michigan for President Obama's speech. President Spilde spoke with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

7/15/2009
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Interview with Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz
Angela Kellner spoke with Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz about the urban renewal district.
7/14/2009
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Interview With Tom Kamis
Angela Kellner spoke with Tom Kamis, owner of Davis' Restaurant in Eugene and member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association
7/13/2009
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150 Pies for Oregon's 150th 4th

There’s nothing more American than Apple Pie. How about a hundred and fifty of them? The Yachats Ladies Club plans to serve 150 pies at their annual social on the 4th of July to celebrate Oregon’s sesquicentennial. The event is from 11 to 3 at the Yachats Commons. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Sandy Dunn who is president of the Ladies Club.

 

7/1/2009
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Final Gavels Falls on Oregon Legislature

The final gavel has dropped. The 2009 Oregon Legislature wrapped up business at 9:45  Monday night. Lawmakers beat their self-imposed deadline to adjourn by one day. But the debate over their accomplishments is not ending. Two possible referenda on tax increases are in the works. Lawmakers plan to return to the capitol next February, perhaps to deal with the aftermath of what voters decide. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports:

Oregon Legislature:
http://www.leg.state.or.us/index.html

Photo: “Senators Chris Telfer (L) and Jason Atkinson (R) enjoy the view from the top of the capitol on the final day of the 2009 Oregon Legislative session.”

Copyright 2009 OPB.

6/30/2009
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Congressman Defazio on Transportation and more

While Congress is on recess this week, Oregon Democratic Representative Peter Defazio is home. He spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald about local, national and international issues. Rachael first asked the Congressman about the latest budget passed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners that adds back jail beds.

 

Congressman Peter Defazio spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald at his office in Eugene.

6/29/2009
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U of O President Dave Frohnmayer Reflects
Dave Frohnmayer retires Tuesday at age 68 after fifteen years as the first Oregon native to be president of the University of Oregon.  This, after a career that included service in the Oregon Legislature, as state Attorney General, a gubernatorial candidate, and as dean of the University Law School.  Friday in the KLCC studios, Frohnmayer reflected on his tenure in the presidency with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher.
6/26/2009
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Secrets of the Oregon Dunes

Dina Pavlis is author of Secrets of the Oregon Dunes.  She gained much of the information for the book through firsthand experience working as a volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service.  Dina Pavlis is giving a slide-show discussion on the Oregon Dunes Tuesday evening (6/25) at 6:30 at the Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport.  She's also leading a walk at 9 AM on Saturday (6/27) at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area Overlook, about 10 miles south of Florence. Dina Pavlis spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew.

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6/25/2009
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Track Town USA Gears Up For National Championships

Track and field athletes and fans from around the country are converging on Eugene for the national championships at Hayward Field. KLCC’s Angela Kellner stopped by the University of Oregon to see how organizers and vendors are gearing up for the 4-day event.

6/24/2009
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Wildland Firefighter Training
Central Oregon Guard School for first time wildland firefighters culminated with a live-fire exercise in the Ochoco Mountains last week.  After days of book work and practice, these young "ground-pounders" got their first taste of working in smoke, flames and heat.  KLCC's Bend Correspondent Mike Van Meter reports.
6/23/2009
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On The Road: Two Visions of Tokaido

Eric Hoffman and Debbie Williamson-Smith, from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, talked with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew about the museum's summer exhibition "On The Road: Two Visions of Tokaido."  It opens Thursday, June 25. 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 

6/22/2009
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Black Sheep Gathering

Wool and Fiber aficionados will converge on the Lane County Fairgrounds this weekend.  KLCC’s Rachael McDonald visited with Rolly Thompson at her farm in Eugene. Thompson has been participating in the Black Sheep Gathering for more than 20 years.

6/19/2009
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Decoding Shakespeare's Sonnets

Linn Benton Community College English Instructor Peter Jensen believes he's found secret codes within the sonnets of William Shakespeare. An independent scholar and published poet, Peter Jensen will be at Tsunami Bookstore in Eugene Friday (6/19) from 8 to 9:30. You can bring in a sonnet and he'll decode it. Jensen spoke with Tiffany Eckert and Tripp Sommer in the KLCC studios.

http://shakespearessonnets.googlepages.com/

6/17/2009
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Oregon's Bridge-builder

Today, commentator John Frohnmayer remembers Conde McCollough, the man responsible for designing some of Oregon’s most distinctive bridges.

 

 

Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush Administration. He teaches at Oregon State University.

6/12/2009
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Interview with Author Carol Cassella

Carol Cassella's novel Oxygen tells the story of anesthesiologist named Marie Heaton.  Marie's life is turned upside down when a young child dies under her care.  The story revolves around the subsequent malpractice lawsuit and Marie's struggle to bear the emotional weight of the tragedy.  Writing about the medical practice comes naturally to Carol Cassella.  She's a practicing anesethesiologist who lives in Seattle.  Cassella has a book reading at Powells' Books in Beaverton on Monday (6/15).  KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew asked her how much of the book is autobiographical. 

Carol Cassella's Website

6/12/2009
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Rep. Peter DeFazio on the Latest from Congress
Fourth District Congressman Peter DeFazio in conversation Tuesday (June 9) with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher.
6/9/2009
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The Things You Would Have Said Writing Project

KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Jackie Hooper about a project that involves collecting hypothetical letters from people.  To contact Jackie or contribute a letter: jchooper5@gmail.com 

6/2/2009
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Senior Cohousing with Charles Durrett
Cohousing is a neighborhood concept that originated in Denmark.  Architect Charles Durrett is credited with bringing it to the United States.  He's the author of The Senior Cohousing Handbook.  He spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew. 
5/29/2009
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South Eugene Residents Awaken To Aerial Spraying
The Oregon Department of Agriculture conducted the first of three planned aerial sprays Thursday to eradicate a population of gypsy moths. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke with a concerned citizen and an ODA spokesman.
4/30/2009
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Wave power coming on slow rollers

 Two years ago, there was a “gold rush” on the ocean to stake claims for wave energy.  Now the spray is settling.  As it clears, fewer heads remain above water.  Energy developers have given up on about a quarter of the wave projects they proposed along the West Coast.  Some tidal power proposals are ebbing away as well.  The slow arrival of this new source of renewable energy is just fine with some coastal residents who still harbor doubts about the technology.  We get more on the story from correspondent Tom Banse. 


Copyright 2009 KUOW

4/29/2009
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Satirical Play makes debut in Eugene

Welcome Back America is the latest production by the Roving Park Players of Eugene. It’s about how a cable news talk show seems to control all the major decisions being made in the country. A small group of citizens plots to stop them. Playwright Matthew Tzuker recently moved to Eugene from the East Coast. Tzuker and Director Lisa Shea Blanchard spoke with Rachael McDonald in the KLCC studios.

 

Matthew Tzuker’s play is “Welcome Back America” and Lisa Shea-Blanchard is directing the world premiere production. The play is performed this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene.  And it’s… FREE… as are all Roving Park Player Productions.

 

http://www.rovingparkplayers.org/

4/21/2009
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Seniors Helping Others

The Senior Companion Program of Lane County provides one-on-one companionship to frail elders and adults living with disabilties. Barbara Susman directs the program which is part of Lane Community College. Carol Seaton is a long-time volunteer. They talked with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about the program and its need for volunteers.

To get involved, call Diana Gatchell at (541) 463-4630 or visit http://www.lanecc.edu/scp/about.htm.

 

4/20/2009
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StoryCorps with David Isay

StoryCorps is a revolutionary public radio project, recording the stories of every-day people across the country.  The StoryCorps mobile recording studio will visit Kesey Square in downtown Eugene, from May 7 to 30. Narrated by Dave Isay  this special program highlights recordings from New York, and explains the purpose of the project.

4/17/2009
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Horsedrawn Equipment Auction Changes Venues

For thirty years, Central Oregon resident, Lynn Miller has operated a horse drawn equipment auction.

 

It began as a modest event in 1979 at the Linn Benton Fairgrounds. Then-Governor, Vic Atiyah, cut the opening ribbon and everything was sold out in three hours. Over the next years, the auction was held in Eugene and, in 1988, Lynn Miller moved everything to Central Oregon. Since then, the sale has grown to be a world-wide epicenter for horse-drawn equipment lovers.

 

This year, on its 31st anniversary, the auction is moving from the rodeo grounds in Sisters to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. KLCC’s Central Oregon correspondent, Bing Bingham, caught up with Lynn Miller and had this conversation about why he’s moving to Madras...

 

The 31st Annual Horsedrawn Equipment Auction and Swapmeet will be held this year...April 17th through the 19th...at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras. For more information, log onto smallfarmersjournal.com or the call the Jefferson County Fairgronds at 541-325-5050.

4/17/2009
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Oregon’s Attorney General Hits the Ground Running

Only one person in Oregon got more votes than Barack Obama in last November’s election.  That would be Democrat John Kroger, who after a bruising primary battle, breezed to an easy general election victory to become Oregon Attorney General.  Kroger has played more of an activist role than his predecessors, bringing increased attention to the office.  Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman caught up with Kroger recently and has this profile.

Copyright 2009 OPB

Photo:“John Kroger answers the phone at the state’s consumer complaint hotline.”

Oregon Department of Justice:
http://www.doj.state.or.us/index.shtml

List of Top Ten Consumer Complaints:
http://www.doj.state.or.us/releases/pdf/top10_consumer_complaints_2009_rpt.pdf

4/16/2009
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Offshore wind energy blows in to NW coast

 When you stand on the beach on a nice day and gaze out into the ocean, you can see maybe ten miles.  Right about there on the horizon is where a Seattle company is hoping to float a wind farm.  This would be off the Oregon Coast near Tillamook Bay.  The offshore developer hopes mooring the floating windmills that far out will short-circuit opposition due to spoiled views.  The turbines would be even bigger than the giant windmills sprouting along the mid-Columbia River.  Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the Oregon Coast.

Principle Power:
http://www.principlepowerinc.com/

U.S. Dept. of Interior - Offshore renewable energy potential [PowerPoint delivered by Secretary Ken Salazar on 4/6/09]:
http://www.doi.gov/ocs/slides-At.pdf

Copyright 2009 KUOW

4/16/2009
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Friends of Eugene Public Library Used Book Sale

The 31st Annual Friends of Eugene Public Library Used Book Sale is taking place April 18-19 at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew spoke with Jane Gilbert, event director, at a St. Vincent de Paul warehouse where the books are stored before the sale.

For information on volunteering with the Friends of Eugene Public Library, contact Jane Gilbert: 342-3448

4/15/2009
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Academy of Arts & Academics

The revitalization of education and downtown Springfield got a boost Thursday with the grand opening of the newly-expanded Academy of Arts and Academics. KLCC’s Angela Kellner was at the high school and files this report.

4/9/2009
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A Fish Tower Gets Tested at Round Butte Dam
Another piece of the "Bringing back the Salmon" puzzle is in full test mode as engineers and biologists put final touches on a 100 million dollar fish collection tower behind Round Butte Dam. KLCC's Mike Van Meter reports from the Deschutes River west of Madras.
4/7/2009
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Annabelle's Story...

When music is heard, it’s nearly impossible to tell if the piece was composed or performed by a person with a disability. It’s part of the beauty of the art form. One young woman in Eugene is overcoming big challenges and using her musical talents to create new compositions. KLCC’s Angela Kellner brings us Annabelle’s story…

3/27/2009
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Closing Tax Loopholes Eyed as Revenue Source

The states of Oregon and Washington give away more money in the form of tax breaks than they bring in, in the form of taxes. That's made tax loopholes a tempting target for lawmakers trying to fill multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls. But each one of these special tax breaks has vocal defenders--business interests, but even everyday people. In Oregon, homeowners deduct the interest on their mortgages from their state incomes taxes. Washington exempts food from the state's sales tax. At the suggestion of a listener, our statehouse correspondents in Olympia and Salem looked into state tax loopholes. Let's start with Chris Lehman in Salem.

Copyright OPB and KUOW 2009

3/19/2009
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A New Executive Director for Country Fair
Marc Hinz has been named executive director of the Oregon Country Fair.
3/10/2009
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Project Homeless Connect

The third annual “Project Homeless Connect” is this coming Friday at the Lane Events Center in Eugene. Co-chair Richie Weinman spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald. He says with the economic downturn, and the number of homeless in Lane County up from last year, there may be more people needing services.

 

Project Homeless Connect will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene Friday March 6th.

http://www.homelessconnect.org/

 

3/2/2009
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Fernando Ochoa Pineda
Interview with Fernando Ochoa Pineda, Executive Director of Defensa Ambienta Del Noro-Este. He came to Eugene for the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide meeting and to speak at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. ELAW's Maggie Keenan also joins Tripp Sommer and Tiffany Eckert on the Northwest Passage.
2/27/2009
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Play Performance in Memory of Theater Fan

Thursday, Lord Leebrick Theater Company in Eugene will present a special “Pay-What-You-Can” performance of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Rabbit Hole”. The proceeds will go to the organization "Sponsors", which helps men and women who’ve been in prison or jail transition back into the community. Craig Willis, Artistic Director of the Lord Leebrick Theater spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald. He says the performance is in memory of Eugene resident Barbara Nicholls, who died February 4th at the age of 82.

 

The “Pay-What-You-Will benefit performance of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Rabbit Hole” is Thursday night at 7:30 at the Lord Leebrick Theater in Eugene.

 

Box Office: (541) 465-1506

www.lordleebrick.com

www.sponsorsinc.org

 

2/25/2009
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Interview with Alder Fuller

Alder Fuller is the founder, dean and instructor of Euglena Academy, an independent education program for adults, offering classes and workshops about system sciences with a focus on climate change.  He'll be giving a talk at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene on Monday, March 2nd. 

2/25/2009
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Sound Economies: Financial Aid

Paying for college is getting harder for students and parents who have seen their incomes or investments shrink in this recession. Even taking out a loan for higher education has become more difficult. For the final installment of KLCC’s Sound Economies series, reporter Angela Kellner spoke with the Director of Financial Aid at Northwest Christian University in Eugene. David Haggard shares his personal story of paying for college and how he aims to make it easier for others.

2/23/2009
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Starting Over: Part 2

The economic roller coaster we're all on has taken some of America's newest arrivals for a ride too. Refugees who recently recettled here are finding it hard to get their feet on the ground. Even refugees who've been in the states for a few years are having a tough time. In part two or the series "Starting Over" reporter Sadie Babits has the story of a family from Somalia who has found some financial stability in the culture they brought with them.

Idaho Office For Refugees

Copyright 2009 Northwest News Network

2/17/2009
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University of Oregon Baseball

KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew reports on the return of baseball to the University of Oregon. The Ducks open their first season in 28 years Friday on the road against St. Mary's.  The team's home opener at P.K. Park is February 27th against defending national champion Fresno State.

 

2/16/2009
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Starting Over: Refugees in the Northwest

When you have nothing, eight months isn’t a whole lot of time to get your financial house in order. But for refugees coming to the U.S. that’s exactly the amount of time they have to find a job, and get settled in a new country. But in a down economy, resettlement agencies are finding it hard to help refugees find work. This week we’re focusing on the struggles refugees face as the economy falters. Reporter Sadie Babits produced a three part series called Starting Over. She begins with this profile of an Iraqi family who’s been in this country for only a few months.

International Rescue Committee
United Nations Refugee Agency

Copyright 2009 Northwest News Network

2/16/2009
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Ninkasi Brewery Tour

Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Company was founded in 2006.  In less than three years the company has grown to become one of the largest craft brewers in the state.  Ninkasi recently moved to a new facility in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene.  It’s allowed the company to double its brewing capacity and begin bottling its beer.  Co-founder Jamie Floyd took KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew on a tour of the Ninkasi brewery.

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2/5/2009
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Umpqua Watersheds

Umpqua Watersheds will hold its 13th Annual Banquet and Auction this Saturday. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with coordinator Kathy Shayler to find out about the group’s activities. Shayler says the non-profit works to preserve natural areas.

 

 

The Umpqua Watersheds Annual Fundraising Banquet is Saturday February 7th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in the Community Building. The event begins at 5 o’clock.

 

www.umpquawatersheds.org

 

2/3/2009
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KLCC's Sound Economies Series: Cynthia Landeen

Cynthia Landeen has one of the most unusual jobs around.  She is a freelance book indexer – meaning she is hired by publishers to create the list of concepts and corresponding page numbers at the back of nonfiction books.  She makes it possible for people to find information in a text without having to read the entire thing. 

 

But with the publishing industry in the US in dire straights financially, the economy could have profound effects on someone whose livelihood depends on books.  In this edition of KLCC’s Sound Economies series, Jes Burns spoke with a Eugene-based book indexer to find out how the flailing economy is treating her.  

2/2/2009
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New trend growing among ranchers...minicattle

For generations, western ranchers have worked to beef up their cows. As a result, most cattle headed for slaughter these days are big -- walking-slabs-of-meat big. Now, an opposite trend is taking hold in the cattle industry -- minicattle. Their fans say the more diminutive breeds are more efficient and friendlier to the environment. The story of mini cattle spans the West. Correspondent Anna King tromped around the Washington state farm where many of the breeds were developed.

Photo Caption: "Minicattle are prepared for sale at the National Western Stock Show in Denver."
 

Copyright 2009 Northwest Public Radio.

1/28/2009
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Rob Bovett Interview
Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett was honored Tuesday for his work fighting methamphetamines in Oregon. He spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew.
1/27/2009
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Sound Economies: Food For Lane County

With a 9% unemployment rate and more job losses expected, a rising number of Oregonians are turning to food banks for help. For our Sound Economies series, KLCC's Angela Kellner visited Food For Lane County and took a tour with Executive Director Denise Griewisch.

1/26/2009
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Sound Economies Greenhill Humane Society

The economic downturn affects animals as well as people. For KLCC’s Sound Economies series, Rachael McDonald visited Greenhill Humane society in west Eugene. She spoke with Executive Director Cary Leiberman.

 

Photo: Cary Leiberman and his dog Murphy.

1/19/2009
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Lawmaker Frustrated Over Proposed Cuts to Seniors
Governor Kulongoski Monday delivered his state of the state address to a joint session of the Oregon Legislature.  In his speech, the Governor highlighted priorities from his proposed two-year budget.  KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew reports on one local lawmaker who is not pleased with the  Governor's plan.
1/13/2009
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Sound Economies - Car Salesman Eric Edgar
In late December, President Bush approved a seventeen billion dollar bailout for struggling U.S. auto companies.  The industry has endured years of declining sales due to foreign competition, a recent spike in fuel prices, and the crippling economic recession. As part of KLCC's winter series "Sound Economies," we meet a local car dealer and learn how he's faring during the downturn.    
1/12/2009
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Oregon Legislature Opens in Economic Woe

The Oregon Legislature opened its 2009 session today (Monday) with fanfare.  But the festive mood soon gave way to the somber reality that lawmakers this year will face one of the most challenging sessions in recent memory.  Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports:

Copyright 2009 OPB

1/12/2009
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Interview with Danail Rachev

Three hundred conductors from around the country vied for the coveted position of Eugene Symphony music director. The choices came down to three and in November, 2007, a decision was announced.

Danail Rachev, a native Bulgarian, will succeed Giancarlo Guerrero as the seventh music director of the Eugene symphony with the 2009-10 season.  At 38-years old, Rachev comes with an impressive musical background. He was the first conducting fellow of the new world symphony in Miami, studying under Michael Tilson Thomas. Rachev has conducted symphonies in Saint Louis and Baltimore. He is in his first season as assistant conductor to the Philadelphia orchestra and will continue in that post.

Danail Rachev has joined us in the KLCC studio to give symphony lovers their first inkling of what they can expect to hear in the upcoming concert season.

 

1/9/2009
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Interview with Suzanne Swift and Sarah Rich

 Suzanne swift was recruited into the army right out of high school. After basic training in 2004, she was deployed to a combat zone in Iraq in the 66th military police unit. She alleges she was sexually harassed and abused by commanding officers. She said her charges of sexual assault went unanswered in Iraq.  She returned from her tour of duty only to be re-deployed eleven months later. But she refused to go, citing her abuse as one reason.

 

In June of 2006, Suzanne was arrested at her mother's home in Eugene and returned to Fort Lewis in Tacoma where she was held for six months.

 

Suzanne’s case made international news and appeared on the front page of many major newspapers. Her mother, Sarah Rich, has been a tireless supporter, initiating letter writing campaigns and keeping up websites on Suzanne’s saga.

On new years day, Sarah rich sent an e-mail letting friends and supporters know that Suzanne had served her last official day in active military duty.

(Tiffany Eckert and Tripp Sommer interview Suzanne and Sarah.)

1/8/2009
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Oregon Soldier Helps Iraqi Interpreters Immigrate

A few months ago the Pentagon banned the use of face masks for interpreters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. After Northwest Senators protested the controversial policy the Department of Defense backed down. Now interpreters can again wear masks because of the risks they face. Thousands of interpreters are waiting to come to the U.S. This week we have a two-part series on their struggles. In part one, Correspondent Anna King brings us the story of a soldier who helped his Iraqi translator escape the war zone. Their friendship helped create a foundation which helps other interpreters get out too.

The Checkpoint One Foundation: http://www.cponefoundation.org/

Copyright 2009 Norwthwest Public Radio.

1/7/2009
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Sound Economies-Chef Adam Bernstein

Adam's Place is one of Eugene's many small independent restaurants struggling to cope with the lagging economy. As part of KLCC’s winter series Sound Economies,KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Adam Berstein. He plans to transform his fine dining restaurant into what he's calling "The Sustainable Table" to appeal to those who want to dine out while keeping to a budget.

Chef Adam Bernstein also owns Cafe Maroc, next door to Adam's Place.

KLCC's winter series Sound Economies is produced by Jes Burns and edited by Tripp Sommer.

 

http://www.adamsplacerestaurant.com/

 

 

1/5/2009
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Lane County Faces Tough Future

Lane County, along with the rest of the nation, is heading into uncertain economic times. And the county has already endured a tough year. Still county commissioners tried to look to the future today (Monday) with hope. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports on the State of the County address.

 

www.lanecounty.org

 

1/5/2009
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Roll Call of the Wild

 Wildlife biologists are trying out a new method to track and monitor the growing wolf population in the inland Northwest.  It’s an automated loudspeaker and recording device called a “Howlbox.”  Researchers deployed four prototype Howlboxes in central Idaho this summer.  Two have been redeployed in northeastern Washington this fall.  Correspondent Tom Banse listened in to the initial results. 

University of Montana – Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit:
http://www.umt.edu/MCWRU/EmailHyperlinks/Newsletter%20Files%2008/CurrentProjects08.htm#AusbandWolf

Photo By Tom Banse
University of Montana’s Dave Ausband unpacks a “howlbox” call-and-response recorder.
 

Copyright 2008 KUOW

12/31/2008
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Sound Economies - Brian Marz: McKenzie Angler

If you stop by the McKenzie Angler Fly Shop, you’ll likely run into the friendly owner, Brian Marz and his golden retriever Filbert.  Brian bought the McKenzie Angler a few years back and runs a fish guiding business out of the shop as well. 

 

For the third story in KLCC’s winter series – Sound Economies – series producer Jes Burns took a trip out to the shop to find out how those in the business of recreation are faring in the recession.  
12/29/2008
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Sound Economies: Museum Of Unfine Art/Record Store

Shawn Mediaclast owns the Museum of Unfine Art & Record Store in downtown Eugene.

KLCC's Angela Kellner stopped by the eclectic shop to see how the recession is affecting business.

KLCC's Winter Series, Sound Economies, is produced by Jes Burns.  Edited by Tripp Sommer.  

12/22/2008
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Paul Engelmayer on Marine Reserves
Paul Engelmayer is the state-wide conservation coordinator for the Ocean Policy Advisory Council.  He spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew about the benefits of marine reserves off the Oregon Coast.
12/17/2008
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Sound Economies: Janet Beckman

Janet Beckman is the Homeless Liaison for Springfield Public Schools.  The current recession is having a profound effect on the families she works with on a daily basis.

In this piece, Janet talks about the issues facing homeless families today.

KLCC's Winter Series, Sound Economies, is produced by Jes Burns.  Edited by Tripp Sommer.  Interview with Janet Beckman conducted by Jes Burns. 

12/16/2008
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Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio
Angela Kellner sat down with Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio in his Eugene office December 16, 2008 to discuss his ideas for stimulating the economy.
12/16/2008
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Special Issues: The Housing Bubble
Lost in today's economic headlines is the memory of the housing bubble when it was most extended.  Rising prices made owning a home unattainable for most wage-earners.  This was especially true in Bend, one of Oregon's fasting growing cities.  Now that things have slowed down, some Central-Oregonians see a healthier future in the rubble of the falling housing market.  Our final part of the Special Issues series on the eocnomy comes from Bend Correspondent Mike Van Meter.
12/12/2008
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Special Issues: Migrants in Central Oregon
The population of Central Oregon has one of the fastest growth rates in the nation.  According to a study by the Oregon Community Foundation, the number of Latinos in the region is growing twenty percent faster than the overall population.  In part four of our Special Issues series on the economy, KLCC's Central Oregon correspondent Bing Bingham has the story on how the economy is affecting Latinos in Madras.      
12/11/2008
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Special Issues: Veterans
For people coming out of the military, the economic downturn makes an already difficult situation even harder.  As part of KLCC's Special Issues sereis on the economy, Tiffany Eckert profiles an Oregon veteran and his wife.  They were homeless, but found success because of a network of social service organizations and their own refusal to give up hope.
12/10/2008
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Special Issues: Green Jobs
From the federal to the state level, governments are giving a boost to new technology and energy sources.  President-elect Obama promised five million "green collar" jobs.  Governor Kulongoski is working to bring electric cars--and related manufacturing plants--to the state.  There are also numerous long-term and emerging "green" businesses already in Oregon.  KLCC's Jes Burns has the second in our Special Issues series on the economy.
12/9/2008
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Special Issues: Oregon's Coastal Economy
Commercial fishing has always been the staple industry of the Oregon Coast.  It’s deeply woven into the economic and cultural fabric of coastal communities.  That’s why residents have been abuzz with all the discussion surrounding new ocean development.   Projects include marine reserves, wave energy and offshore aquaculture.  As one fisherman puts it: it’s beginning to feel like the ocean is shrinking.  Governor Kulongoski has said the new development will not harm the fishing industry.  Many fishermen are skeptical, as we learn from Andrew Bartholomew in the first part of KLCC's Special Issues series on the economy. 
12/8/2008
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John Frohnmayer on the Second Amendment

Gun sales were strong in Oregon on Black Friday.  Commentator John Frohnmayer offers some thoughts on the Second Amendment.

 

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He served as chairman of the national endowment for the arts in the first Bush administration.

 

12/5/2008
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Skipping Stones 20th Anniversary
Eugene based Skipping Stones Magazine is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.  The non-profit is hosting a party Saturday, December 6th at its downtown Eugene office.  KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew spoke with Arun Toke' the magazine's founder and editor. 
12/4/2008
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Thor Hanson Interview
Conservation biologist Thor Hanson joins Tripp Sommer and Tiffany Eckert to talk about his two years in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with the world's largest population of mountain gorillas.
11/20/2008
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No Child Left Inside

The Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah want to encourage children to get outside, rain or shine. No Child Left Inside kicks of Thursday evening at the Shedd in Eugene. Martin LeBlanc, the cofounder of The Children and Nature Network will speak. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald interviewed Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah Executive Director Chris Orsinger.

 

http://www.youthinnature.org/

 

11/19/2008
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John Frohnmayer: What makes a Leader?
KLCC commentator John Frohnmayer has some thoughts on what it takes to be a good leader.
11/14/2008
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Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Plans

The open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug plans begins Saturday, November 15th and goes until December 31st.  John Hammarlund is a regional administrator with the Centers for Medicae and Medicaid Services.  He spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew. 

11/13/2008
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Bob Welch Interview: Pebble in the Water.
Brandon Smith and Tripp Sommer interview author and Register Guard columnist Bob Welch about his new book Pebble in the Water.
11/10/2008
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An Argument for Public Funding of Campaigns

As election campaigns around the country head into their final days, we hear from a former candidate about how to fund the races. Commentator John Frohnmayer makes the case for publically funded campaigns.

John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. In June, he ended his independent campaign for U. S. Senate. John Frohnmayer will be a guest on Sunday at Noon on November 2nd.

10/31/2008
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Oregon Bus Project Goes Trick or Voting

The Oregon Bus Project is a citizen group that works to encourage and educate voters. Portland native Jefferson Smith is the founder. He spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald Friday. He says in order to get people involved in the democratic process, it’s important to show that it’s relevant, and to make it fun.

 

Jefferson Smith is also running un-opposed for the Oregon State House in District 47.  Trick or vote is this Sunday in Eugene. There’s more information at

 

http://busproject.org

 

10/24/2008
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John Frohnmayer on the Decriminalization of Drugs
Former U.S. Senate candidate John Frohnmayer argues for the decriminilazation of drugs.  It's a topic that's rarely discussed among mainstream polticians, but Frohnmayer says statistics suggest the country is losing the war on drugs and is forfeiting money by keeping them illegal. 
10/24/2008
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4th Congressional District Race: Peter DeFazio

Springfield Democrat Peter DeFazio if running for reelection in Oregon's 4th Congressional District. He was elected to Congress in 1986. He serves as the Chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee. DeFazio holds a Master's Degree from the University of Oregon. KLCC's Angela Kellner asked him to describe the Democratic Party platform and why he supports it.

Peter DeFazio's Website

10/23/2008
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4th District Congressional Race: Mike Beilstein
Springfield Democrat Peter DeFazio is facing two opponents in the race for Congressional District. This week we’re hearing from the incumbent and his challengers. Mike Beilstein of is a member of the Pacific Green Party. He is a retired chemist and holds a Master’s degree in Home Economics from Oregon State University. Beilstein worked at OSU in nutritional and biochemical research from 1978 to 2007. He has served two terms on the Corvallis City Council. KLCC’s Angela Kellner asked Beilstein to describe the Pacific Green Party platform and why he supports it.
10/22/2008
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4th District Congressional Race: Jaynee Germond

Springfield Democrat Peter DeFazio is facing two opponents in the race for Oregon’s 4th congressional district. This week we’ll hear from the incumbent and his challengers. Jaynee Germond of Roseburg is a life-long Republican who says she became disillusioned and switched to the Constitution Party. Germond holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Ann Arbor. The Michigan-native has worked in health care, education and business. KLCC’s Angela Kellner asked Germond to describe the Constitution Party platform and why she supports it.

Jaynee Germond's website

10/21/2008
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John Frohnmayer on the Initiative Process

Former U.S. Senate candidate John Frohnmayer addresses the state's initiative process.  He argues the system is being abused by out of state interests and points to four measures on the 2008 ballot that refelct that trend.   

10/20/2008
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Tonel

Cuban born artist Tonel's works appear at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum or art as part of the "Cuba Avant-Garde" show unitl January 4.

10/14/2008
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Experiment with a 100 Mile Diet

A statistic we’ve been hearing in recent years is that the average American’s dinner travels fifteen hundred miles before it’s eaten. So-called “food miles” may vary from place to place in the United States; still the idea of buying local has taken hold for many. A course at Aprovecho Education Center near Cottage Grove is taking the local concept to another level. Aprovecho is experimenting with a “One Hundred Mile Diet”.  KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports.

 

http://www.aprovecho.net/

 

10/10/2008
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John Frohnmayer Comments on Military Funding

Earlier this year, John  Frohnmayer, lawyer, author and ethicist, was the Independent Party candidate for U.S. Senate.  Now out of the race, he is sharing his thoughts on politics in a series of commentaries.

In advance of the second Presidential debate, Frohnmayer focused on military fuding.

 

10/8/2008
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Eugene Foodies Heading to Italy

Foodies from around the world will converge in Turin, Italy later this month. Terra Madre 2008 is a convention for proponents of the international slow food movement. The Willamette Valley chapter nominated Eugene Chef Adam Bernstein and Andhi Reyna of Ferns Edge Dairy in Lowell to go to the convention. Chef Rocky Maselli of Marche Restaurant in Eugene will also be going to Terra Madre. This Wednesday, Marche will hold its 10th Annual Growers Dinner. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the trip to Italy. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Andhi Reyna.

10/7/2008
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Defazio Offers Alternate Rescue Plan

The U.S. Senate is voting today on the latest version of the White House plan to rescue the nation’s financial markets. Oregon Congressman Peter Defazio voted against the plan Monday in the house. The Springfield Democrat is offering his own plan to address the crisis. KLCC's Rachael McDonald reports.

10/1/2008
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Program Encourages Walking and Biking to School

KLCC's Rachael McDonald talks with Shane Rhodes, Program Manager for Safe Routes to School at Eugene's 4-J School District.

More information:

Oregon Safe Routes to School: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/saferoutes.shtml

Other resources: www.kidicalmass.org

 

9/30/2008
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John Frohnmayer on Healthcare

Oregon lawyer and former Senate candidate John Frohnmayer addresses healthcare in the United States.  It's the first in a series of commentaries he'll be doing between now and the election. 

9/26/2008
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Western Climate Initiative Sets Bold Regional Goal
West Coast states have settled on a sweeping plan to tackle global warming pollution at the regional level.  A regulatory framework unveiled Tuesday will put a price on burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, or transportation.  State lawmakers will get the final say in how soon and how much it’ll cost you to combat climate change.  Correspondent Tom Banse reports. 
9/24/2008
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Doulas Supporting Teens

KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with Iris Bicksler and Shea Hardy with the non-profit "Doulas Supporting Teens."

Doulas Supporting Teens

9/15/2008
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Interview with John Frohnmayer
KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew interviews former Independent Senate candidate John Frohnmayer.  He discusses the presidential race and the state of America's two-party system.
8/29/2008
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Board Hears Testimony on Railroad Line

On Thursday, the Federal Surface Transportation Board was in Eugene to hear testimony on the rail line that connects southwest Oregon to the South Willamette Valley. In September of 2007, rail service was abruptly halted on the line because of safety concerns about three tunnels. Two proposals are at issue. The Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad or CORPs has applied to abandon and discontinue service on the line that links Coquille with Eugene. Also, the Port of Coos Bay wants to buy the feeder line from the railroad company for 9.8 million dollars. The hearing took place at the Eugene Federal Building. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald was there.

 

 

 

8/22/2008
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Ty Curtis Band
Ty Curtis and Hank Shreve make up half of the Ty Curtis Band.  Their new album "Down on My Luck" was released in July.  This summer has seen them play at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland and open for the Doobie Brothers. 
8/15/2008
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Glassblowing Competition Begins in Eugene

Some of the best glass blowers and torch workers in the Northwest will converge on Eugene for the 6th Annual "Flame Off" Competition. The event is held at the Eugene Glass School where about forty artists will complete in categories like marble paperweight, wear-able and sculpture. I talked with Samantha Pritchard as the first contests were underway. Her title is gallery coordinator but her name tag reads "general office diva."

8/15/2008
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"The Comedy of Errors"

 The Roving Park players are Presenting William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” as part of their summer season in Eugene and Springfield. The players are a new theater group in town. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with co-founders Lisa Shea-Blanchard and Vicki Harkovitch. 

Performance dates, times, locations:

Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th: Bethel Community Park, Eugene, 6:00 pm.

Thursday and Friday, August 21st and 22nd: Campbell Senior Center garden, Eugene 6:30 pm
August 23 & 24 at Island Park, Springfield, 6:00 pm.

www.rovingparkplayers.org

 

8/14/2008
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Ceremony

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War Two. Nagasaki was bombed two days later. The Eugene peace community is sponsoring a commemoration ceremony in honor of the victims. The event will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in Alton Baker Park. Joining us today are event organizer, Michael Carrigan of the Community Alliance of Lane County, and Master Koto Player, Mitsuki Dazai. The final moments of tonight’s commemoration ceremony will be marked by candle lanterns floating on the duck pond as Mitsuki plays traditional Japanese music.

8/6/2008
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Oregon Football Preview
College football officially arrived in Eugene Monday, when the University of Oregon took the field for their first practice of the season.  The team looks to improve from a roller coaster 2007, which saw the Ducks in position for a national title run before losing the final three regular season games after star Dennis Dixon went down with an injury.  For a look at what's in store for 2008, KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew has this preview.
8/5/2008
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Ghost Bike Memorializes Loss of Cyclist

On Monday June 2nd a young man riding his bicycle was killed in an accident at the intersection of 13th and Willamette in Eugene. David Minor was 27 years old. In memorial, there’s a white bike now at that corner. As KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports, it’s a ghost bike.

 

Ghost Bike Website

 

David Minor Memorial Fund

 

 

7/31/2008
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Eugene Couple Return from Myanmar

Eugene residents Cathy Bradner and her husband Curt were among the first international relief workers to get into Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis. Cathy, freshly returned from the country, spoke with KLCC's Tiffany Eckert and Andrew Bartholomew.

7/25/2008
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Soldier gets 6-month Sentence

Army Private First Class James Burmeister was sentenced this week to six months in jail for going Absent Without Leave or A-WOL from Iraq.  At his Court-Marshall Wednesday at Fort Knox he was also denied pay, reduced in rank to private and given a bad-conduct discharge that will deny him veteran’s benefits. Burmeister was born in Portland and grew up near Eugene in Cheshire. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with James’s mother, Helen Burmeister this morning. She asked her what she thinks about the sentence.

 

Burmeister was injured by a roadside bomb and sent to Germany to recuperate. While there he left his unit and went to Canada.

 

 

7/18/2008
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Interview with Paul Biondi

Saxophonist Paul Biondi stopped by the KLCC studios to preview Sunday's World Music Festival at Sweet Cheeks Winery, a concert to support the Musicians Emergency Medical Association, or MEMA. 

7/18/2008
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UO Museum Features Shoe Exhibit

The oldest shoes in the world are on display at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History.  They’re part of an exhibit that features shoes of all kinds including those worn by track legend Steve Prefontaine. Over two thousand people visited the museum during the Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald stopped by to take a look.

 

http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/

 

7/16/2008
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Fall Creek Trail
John Cooney walks Fall Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.
7/10/2008
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Olympic Trials Highlights
It was an exciting eight days at Hayward Field, with American records, big upsets, and great performances by local athletes. KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew takes a look back at some of the highlights of the 2008 Olympic Trials.
7/7/2008
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Many Eugene Restaurants Disappointed

The Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field brought thousands of visitors and international attention to Eugene. The Lane County Convention and Visitors Association projected as much as 28 million dollars would be spent by tourists and locals attending the trials.

Today, (Monday)  C-VALCO’s Kari Westlund says while it will take some time to compile the numbers, she believes to have met or exceeded that number. But for some Eugene restaurants the results have been mixed. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports.

7/7/2008
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Science of Track and Field

Running has long been regarded as one of the purest forms of human exercise.  It utilizes all the body’s vital systems, and reveals a lot about a person’s physical make-up.  For this reason, the science community has always been drawn to the sport of track and field. Lately, the roles seem to be reversed.  It’s now the athletes and coaches who look more and more to the scientists for guidance.  KLCC’s Andrew Bartholomew reports on a group of scientists at the University of Oregon soon to be at the center of Track Town, USA. 

7/2/2008
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San Diego Cameraman in Eugene to Cover Trials
A large contingent of NBC television sportscasters is in Eugene to help cover the Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field.  For cameraman Dave Smith, it's his first trip to Oregon.  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with him.
7/1/2008
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Olympic Greats Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson
Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson stopped by the KLCC studios for an interview with Tripp Sommer and Brandon Smith.  The former Olympic champions were in town to discuss their involvement in the Hershey's Youth Day event Tuesday at Hayward Field. 
7/1/2008
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Eugene Restaurants Prepare for the Trials

The U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials are on their mark to start a week from today. Thousands of athletes and fans will be descending on the Eugene area. And chances are they’ll be looking for a bite to eat. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald takes a look at how area restaurants are preparing.

6/20/2008
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Pole Vaulter and Olympic Hopeful Brad Walker

In just over a week, hundreds of the nation's top runners, jumpers, and throwers descend on Eugene for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Around a dozen athletes with Northwest ties could punch thier tickets to Beijing. University of Washington graduate Brad Walker enters the Trials as the man to beat in the pole vault. The most technically demanding track and field event attracts risk takers... and Walker says he's no exception. Correspondent Tom Banse has this profile.

 

Copyright 2008 KUOW.

6/18/2008
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Say Goodbye to Hillside Elementary

Monday night, students, teachers and staff will say goodbye to Hillside Elementary School in Eugene. Wednesday is the last day of school… then Hillside will close its doors for good after 31 years. KLCC’S Rachael McDonald visited the school.

6/16/2008
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Controversial Writer comes to U of O
KLCC's Rachael McDonald interviews University of Oregon History Professor David Leubke to find out more about the writings of David Irving. Irving was invited to speak at the UO by the Pacifica Forum. Irving was convicted in Austria for his writings and speeches that minimize the holocaust.
6/9/2008
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Cool Weather Means Late Berry Harvest

 June is usually the time when Oregonians see locally grown strawberries, blueberries and raspberries popping up at farm stands and markets. But this year has seen unseasonably cold, damp weather. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald visited with Gina Thomas at Still Point Farm in Veneta to find out how her crops are doing.

stillpointfarms.com

 

 

6/6/2008
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The LCC Longhouse

 The Longhouse Project on the Lane Community College Campus has been 13 years in the making. While some work has started on the structure, supporters are still working to raise money. The foundation has been poured. At the site you can see long cedar logs that were donated by Oregon tribes and will be part of the interior. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald interviewed LCC’s Native Americans Program Coordinator James Florendo about the project.

 

 A fundraiser for the Longhouse is Thursday night at 8 at the McDonald Theater in Eugene. Native American Singer Pura Fe will be on stage. Thursday on the Northwest Passage, we’ll speak with Pura Fe and hear a preview of her music.

 

http://www.lanecc.edu/nasa/longhouse/purafeevent.html

 

5/28/2008
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Interview with Shane Humphrey
Shane Humphrey shared his experience growing up as a foster kid.  He is now a freshman at Lane Community College, where he runs on the track team.  Shane is also a member of the Oregon Youth Advisory Council, which helps guide the state's efforts to improve the foster care system. 
5/28/2008
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An Interview with Dede Henley about Leadership

Over the past 25 years Dede Henley has proven herself numerous times to be a leader. She heads the Seattle-based leadership development organization that bears her name. One of her books is called “The Secret of Sovereignty”. Dede is coming to Eugene this Thursday as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Leadership Forum. She spoke with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer.

 

The Women’s Leadership  Forum is Thursday May 29th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the John Serbu Center in Eugene. Eugene-based Womenspace will benefit from the event so they can do women’s leadership development with staff.

 

www.dedehenley.com

 

More information: (503) 621-3560

 

 

5/27/2008
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Lane County Prepares No-Renewal Budget

Securing County Timber Payments on the federal level has been a slow and uncertain process.  Yesterday the Senate approved a war funding bill that includes a one-year extension, but President Bush has already threatened to veto the bill. 

 

On the House side, Oregon Representative Peter Defazio has gotten the go-ahead to introduce a bill that would extend payments for another 4 years.  But the likelihood it would be passed before county budget deadlines is slim to none.

Last [Thursday] night, the Lane County Budget Committee finalized its recommendations for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. 


KLCC's Jes Burns has the story.
5/23/2008
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Interview with Doctor Donny George

Dr. Donny George was Director of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad when it was looted in 2003.  He is the keynote speaker Saturday at the Archaeology Film Channel's International Film Festival in Eugene.  He spoke with KLCC's Tripp Sommer. 

5/23/2008
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Lane County Sheriff Candidate Rick Dotson
Tripp Sommer speaks with Rick Dotson, candidate for Lane County Sheriff.
5/15/2008
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Lane County Sheriff Candidate: Russ Burger

Tripp Sommer and Nick DeMarino interview Lane County sheriff candidate Russ Burger.

5/14/2008
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Bill Clinton Stumps for Hillary in Eugene

Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd of nearly 3000 at the University of Oregon Monday night.  He was introduced by Oregon State Senator Vicki Walker.

Listen to the entire speech here.

5/13/2008
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Interview With Eugene Author Ginger Carlson

KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with Ginger Carlson, Eugene author of "Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children."

Ginger Carlson's website

5/7/2008
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Lane County Sheriff Candidate: Daniel Schmitz
Tripp Sommer and Brandon Smith interview Lane County sheriff candidate Daniel Schmitz.
5/5/2008
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Patty Larkin Interview
Patty Larkin was in Eugene to play at the WOW. KLCC's Michael Canning interviewed her in The Selco Performance Hall.
5/1/2008
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Interview with Former Ambassador Joe Wilson

Former United States Ambassador Joe Wilson was in Eugene Sunday campaigning for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.  He spoke with KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew about his support for Senator Clinton, the war in Iraq, and the fallout from the CIA leak case involving his wife Valerie Plame. 

4/29/2008
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Special Issues: Downtown Corvallis
KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew profiles downtown Corvallis as part of our weeklong Special Issues series. 
4/23/2008
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Special Issues: Downtown Springfield

KLCC's Angela Kellner profiles downtown Springfield through the perspective of business owners and city officials.

4/23/2008
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Special Issues: Downtown Eugene
Eugene has built itself a reputation as a place where the discussion never stops and everyone has an opinion. At times Eugeneians are proud of this reputation. At other times they are ready for action. As Brandon Smith reports, it's hard to tell which phase downtown Eugene is in.
4/23/2008
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Special Issues: Antelope
KLCC's Bing Bingham sits down with three old timers from the tiny town of Antelope.
4/22/2008
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Special Issues: Old Town Florence

KLCC's Mark Immel profiles Old Town Florence as part of our Special Issues series on downtowns.

4/22/2008
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Special Issues: Downtown Cottage Grove
As part of our weeklong series on Downtowns, KLCC's Rachael McDonald visits Downtown Cottage Grove.
4/22/2008
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Special Issues: Downtown Coburg

Downtown Coburg isn’t much more than a three-block collection of historical homes, businesses and parks. But the small town with the agrarian identity could be on the verge of becoming something much larger.

In part one of our weeklong series featuring downtowns in KLCC’s listening area, Jes Burns looks at a town teetering on the edge of a boom.

4/21/2008
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Interview with Dan Egan of Springfield Chamber
As part of the Special Issues Series on downtowns, KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Dan Egan, the Executive Director of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
4/17/2008
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Interview with Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken

As part of the Special Issues Series on downtowns, KLCC's Angela Kellner sat down with Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken.

4/17/2008
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A Discussion with the New Eugene City Manager
Eugene’s new City Manager John Ruiz started his job this week. He attended his first City Council meeting Monday. Ruiz comes from Fresno, California, where he was an Assistant City Manager. Previously, Ruiz was Public Works Director in Ogden, Utah where he helped with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Ruiz sat down with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald Wednesday morning at City Hall. He says he’s got some experience with towns that need to improve their downtown.
4/16/2008
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Republicans Seek Congressional Seat

The race to replace Darlene Hooley in Oregon's Fifth Congressional Distric is one of the most closely-watchedin the country And you don't have to live in the district to have a stake in how the election comes out-- the result will help shape the dynamic of the 111th Congress. Rising stars in both major parties have thrown their hats in.  OPB's April Baer introduces us to two well-known Republicans in the race.

Copyright 2008 OPB.

4/15/2008
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Democrats Seek 5th Congressional Seat

Eight people have jumped into the race to replace retiring Oregon Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. Hooley said this year she woudn't be seeking a seventh term in office. The Democrat's announcement means the race for Oregon's Fifth Congressional District is wide open. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman introduces us to some of the Democrats who want the seat.

Copyright 2008 OPB.

4/14/2008
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Odds High, Stakes Higher in Health Care Lottery

 Thousands of Oregonians are checking their mailboxes this spring for the equivalent of a golden ticket.  But this ticket won’t give them access to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  Instead, it could open the door to the doctor’s office.  Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman explains:

Copyright 2008 OPB.

3/27/2008
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Ashland Review: The Clay Cart
Dorothy Velasco reviews this ancient play from India.
3/25/2008
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Burrowing owls struggling in the Northwest

As spring comes, burrowing owls are starting to return home from their winter vacation in the Southwest. The small owls lay eggs in the abandoned dens of badgers and ground squirrels. But the birds are in trouble. Richland Correspondent Anna King follows a group of volunteers as they explore one of the last places in the Pacific Northwest where the birds still thrive.

Photo caption: Adam Fyall kneels near his burrowing owl fortress.

 

Copyright 2008 Northwest Public Radio

3/25/2008
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The Potential Hazards of Hester Day, a novel

Mercedes Helnwein published her first novel, "The Potential Hazards of Hester Day" in February. She spoke with KLCC's Nicole Mathys. Mathys asked her to describe her main character, Hester.

 

3/25/2008
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Goat Dairy Farmer Near Eugene Looks to Future

Small farms may now be fewer and farther between in the northwest, but small farmers are passionate about their work. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald takes us to a dairy outside Eugene and introduces us to a woman whose values are reflected in how she raises her family and runs her business.

 

Ferns Edge Dairy

3/21/2008
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Ashland Review: Welcome Home Jenny Sutter
Dorothy Velasco reviews the play by Julie Marie Myatt at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
3/18/2008
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Interview with Savannah Martin
Savannah Martin is a Junior at Springfield High School.  An English assignment compelled her to join the local opposition movement to the Iraq War.  She is one of the speakers at a rally this Sunday commemorating the fifth anniversary of the war.
3/13/2008
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Plans for a new Eugene City Hall

The public is invited to a community forum Thursday (March 13) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene.

KLCC's Rachael McDonald interviews Mike Penwell, project manager with the City of Eugene. She asks him why Eugene needs a new City Hall.

More information

3/12/2008
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The Ashland Review: August Wilson's
Dorothy Velasco reviews the production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
3/11/2008
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Eugene Public Library

As part of an occasional series on KLCC, Rachael McDonald visits the Eugene Public Library. We're getting to know our new neighborhood in downtown Eugene.

Eugene Public Library website

3/7/2008
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Ashland.
3/5/2008
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Northwest Quilt Makers Comfort Iraq Vets

    We keep hearing about them... suicides by Iraq War vets.  One Northwest woman was so taken by the death of a vet she'd never met, she started a movement.  The Vashon Island (Washington) quilt maker inspired others around the nation to make beautiful blankets to give to wounded soldiers.  To date, they have delivered an astonishing two-and-a-half thousand handmade quilts.  Correspondent Tom Banse

reports the group plans to keep sewing until the Iraq War ends.  

 

 

   To see for yourself some of the quilts the soldiers received, you can visit the gallery at American Hero Quilts website.  No two are the same.

 

Photo caption:  FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Spc. David Divine (from right, Sgt. Amedeo Camarco, and Sgt. Brian Kerrigan pose with their new quilts.)

 

 

2/22/2008
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Efforts to Promote Renewable Energy in Chile

KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer talks with E-LAW staff attorney Jennifer Gleason and Chilean lawyer Andres Pirazolli to promote renewable energy in Chile and protect Patagonia.

2/20/2008
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Author Ethan Radrick on
KLCC's Nicole Matthys talks with author Ethan Radrick about his book "Desperate Passage". It chronicles the story of the Donner Party.
2/19/2008
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Tater Tots Transcend Their Humble Origins
 Northwest locavores or local food advocates would likely resist adding Tater Tots to their menu of regionally produced foods.  But local they are.  Those crispy potato nuggets were invented on the Idaho Oregon border, from what had been cattle feed.  Yet the Tot has transcended it's humble origins. It's now appearing in trendy bars and restaurants all over America.  Guy Hand explains.    
2/19/2008
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A New Theater Company in Eugene
KLCC's Rachael McDonald talks with Lisa Shea-Blanchard and Vicki Harkovitch about their company The Roving Park Players. Their first production is "The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley. Performances are February 14th and 15th at 7:30 pm and the 16th and 17th at 3:00 pm. Performances are free at The Strand on 8th and Charnelton in Eugene.
2/12/2008
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Poet William Stafford Birthday Celebrations

  Birthday Celebrations for the late poet William Stafford are scheduled throughout Oregon this month. This Sunday at Tsunami Bookstore in Eugene, Stafford fans will get together to read his poetry and Stafford-inspired poems. Martha and Jerry Gatchell organized the event.  KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Martha about the poet and Jerry read a couple of his poems.

 

1/19/2008
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Musicians Jesse Marquez and Mike Denny
Musicians Jesse Marquez and Mike Denny stopped by the Northwest Passage to preview their new CD "Get the Feeling." They've got a release party Saturday night (12/29) at Luna in Eugene.
12/28/2007
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U of O Professor on Bhutto Assassination
The assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto sent shockwaves accross the world. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with a University of Oregon professor who is an expert on Pakistan to find out her reaction.
12/27/2007
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New Plan Could Mean More Logging in Western Oregon

The federal government is proposing new logging on old growth forests in western Oregon. Some community members are organizing in opposition to the proposal. But others say the timber revenue will help restore much-needed funding to rural counties. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald reports on the Western Oregon Plan Revision.

Note: Roseburg Correspondent Penny Tannlund contributed to this report.

Western Oregon Plan Revision

Cascadia Wildlands Project

 

12/21/2007
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Lane County Deadly Force Plan

KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew interviews Lane County District Attorney Doug Harcleroad about the recently completed Lane County Deadly Force Plan. 

Lane County Deadly Force Plan 

12/18/2007
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The ACLU Reports on Pervasive Racism

KLCC's Rachael McDonald talks with Oregon ACLU Executive Director David Fidanque. The report on racism will be presented to the United Nations committee on Elimination of Racism in February.

Oregon ACLU website

12/11/2007
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Interview with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew speaks with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) President and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk.  Her newest book is called "Let's Have a Dog Party! 20 Tail-Wagging Celebrations to Share With Your Best Friend." 
12/7/2007
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KLCC Says Goodbye to Frank Nearing

This week KLCC said goodbye to one of its most cherished reporters over the last twenty years. Frank Nearing was KLCC's voice on issues related to county government, EWEB, 4J, and Lane Community College. He announced his retirement last week. KLCC prepared this tribute to Frank Nearing.  More information about Frank.

 

12/5/2007
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Journalist Reese Ehrlich on U.S. Policy in Iran

 Award-winning journalist Reese Ehrlich is in Eugene to talk about his new book “The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis”. He’ll be speaking tonight (Tuesday, November 27, 2007) at 7 o’clock at Harris Hall in Eugene. Ehrlich spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald. He says the United States. is waging a covert war against Iran.

 

Information on Ehrlich's book 

 

 

11/28/2007
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Candy Neville - U.S. Senate Candidate
Candy Neville is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Gordon Smith.
11/27/2007
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Two Eugene Students Meet Supreme Court Justices
Two South Eugene High School students went to Washington D.C. earlier this month to meet with U.S. Supreme Court Justices. They'll represent Oregon in a video production by the Annenberg Foundation. KLCC's Rachael McDonald went to South Eugene High to talk with Junior Charlie La Mothe and Senior Zion Castor and their teacher to find out more. Stan Paulic teaches Advanced Placement Government class.
11/21/2007
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Interview with Ozomatli
KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew was joined by members of the group Ozomatli. They have been blending latin, jazz and hip-hop into their own unique sound since for nearly fifteen years.  Earlier this year they released their fourth studio album "Don't Mess With The Dragon."
11/19/2007
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Parade Honors Jacoby Ellsbury

KLCC's Mike Van Meter reports from Central Oregon on a parade held last weekend in honor of Boston Red Sox Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.  The former Madras High School standout and Oregon State grad helped the Red Sox win the World Series. 

11/19/2007
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Special Issues Road to '08: Biomechanics
Part Five of KLCC's Special Issues series on The Road to Eugene '08.  How biomechanical analysis can help develop better runners - by Mike Van Meter  
11/16/2007
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Special Issues Road to '08: Steroids
Part Four of KLCC's Special Issues series on The Road to Eugene '08.  Andrew Bartholomew examines the issue of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of track and field and how it will impact the Olympic Trials in Eugene.
11/15/2007
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Special Issues Road to '08: Going Green
Part Three of KLCC's Special Issues series on The Road to Eugene '08.  Jes Burns explores how “green” the trials and related activities will be in terms of recycling, local food initiatives and renewable energy.
11/14/2007
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Special Issues Road to '08: Impact and Influence
Part Two of KLCC's Special Issues series on The Road to Eugene '08. Angela Kellner looks at the impact and influence the trials will have on public safety, the economy and tourism.
11/13/2007
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Special Issues Road to '08: Greg Erwin Interview
Part One of KLCC's Special Issues series on The Road to Eugene '08.  Claude Offenbacher interviews Greg Erwin, past president of the Oregon Track Club and co-chair of "Eugene '08," the Olympic Track and Field trials at Hayward Field.
11/12/2007
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A Talk with Peter Ueberroth
U.S. Olympic Chairman Peter Ueberroth, speaking with Oregonian, Register- Guard and KLCC reporters Friday, October 26, at the University of Orergon.  Ueberroth was there to deliver a public lecture and honor the University's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center.
11/4/2007
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Interview with filmmaker Greg Greene
KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer interviews filmmaker Greg Greene about his most recent release, "Escape from Suburbia".  Also in on the conversation is Doug Black with Post Carbon Eugene.  Greene was in Eugene on September 28 to screen his film.
9/28/2007
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A Talk with Robert Meeropol

Attorney Robert Meeropol, younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, is executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. He's speaking in Eugene September 29th, not September 28th as announced at the close of this interview.The Rosenbergs were executed during the Cold War for espionage-related activity.

 

 

 

 

9/26/2007
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Democratic Party of Oregon

Democratic Party of Oregon Communications Director

Marc Siegel speaks with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer

about statewide races, the presidential primaries

and the party's use of the internet to campaign and

connect with voters.

9/25/2007
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Public Policy Expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson
 Kathleen Hall Jamieson,  political author and director of the Annnenberg Public Policy Center at  the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the convocation address at the     U of O Sunday. Last week, she was reached at her office and interviewed by KLCC's Claude Offenbacher.
9/25/2007
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Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas
Dr. Bill Thomas spoke at a medical conference at the Hilton in Eugene in August.  He's known for his alternative approaches to caring for the elderly. 
9/10/2007
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Wine and Blues Festival
Andrew Bartholomew interviews musicians Elizabeth Cable and Hank Shreve.  They are playing the Wine and Blues Festival on Saturday at the Secret House Vineyards near Veneta.
8/24/2007
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Greg McLaughlan on West Broadway Plans
Greg McLaughlan, co-chair of the West Broadway Advisory Committee, discusses the Committee's tentative proposals for development in downtown Eugene with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher
8/22/2007
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Ashland Review: Tracy's Tiger
By Dorothy Velasco
8/21/2007
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Logging Could INcrease in the Northwest
It's not exactly the heyday of years gone by, but the Northwest logging industry has reason to be optimistic.  Two federal agencies are gearing up to allow more logging in Washington, Oregon ahd Northern California.  As Correspondent Chris Lehman reports, you could see a lot more logging trucks rolling down the highway in the next few years.
8/20/2007
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Ashland Review: Gem of the Ocean
By Dorothy Velasco
8/14/2007
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Interview with Todd Simmons
KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew speaks with Todd Simmons, one of the coordinators for this years Eugene/Springfield Pride festival.  The event celebrates the area's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
8/10/2007
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In the Pacific Northwest the Hops are Tops

More and more beer drinkers say it's all about the hops.  Hops are the key ingredient that gives beer its bitterness.  And virtually all the United States crop comes from here in the Northwest.  Beer makers and hops experts gathered today in Oregon to discuss the flowering vine.  Chris Lehman has more.

8/10/2007
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Ashland Review: The Tempest
By Dorothy Velasco
8/7/2007
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Ashland Review: Romeo & Juliet
By Dorothy Velasco
7/31/2007
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Eyerly Fire Aftermath

KLCC's Central Oregon correspondent, Bing Bingham, had a chance to take a walk with Robert Marheine, a Terrestrial Biologist with Portland General Electric inside the fire lines of the Eyerly fire from 2002.

7/24/2007
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Ashland Review: Distracted
By Dorothy Velasco
7/24/2007
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Congressman DeFazio Denied Documents
Fourth District Congressman Peter DeFazio says he has been denied access to secret documents even though he is a member of the U.S. House Commitee on Homeland Security.  The documents deal with how the Government will operate following a terrorist attack.  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with DeFazio Friday.
7/22/2007
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Field Burning Under Fire
Oregon Toxics Alliance Executive Director Lisa Arkin and Western Environmental Law Center staff attorney Charlie Tebbutt discuss field burning with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher.  Earlier this month on a 100-degree day, dozens of complaints were registered by the State Department of Agriculture and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (L-RAPA) about smoke from a field burn south of Halsey.
7/19/2007
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Nicole Matthys interviews author Debby Applegate
Portland Author Debby Applegate recently won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for her first book,  "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher."  KLCC's Nicole Matthys asked her to explain who her subject was.
7/18/2007
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Political Cartoonist Jesse Springer
Eugene political cartoonist Jesse Springer is a finalist in a contest sponsored by The Union of Concerned Scientists. Springer talks to Tripp Sommer about developing cartoons and his goals as a cartoonist. His web site is springercreative.com
7/16/2007
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Interview with Author Diana Abu-Jaber
Diana Abu-Jaber's new novel is called "Origin."  The main character, Lena Dawson, is a fingerprint specialist who has an intuitive approach to crime solving.  KLCC's Tripp Sommer first asked Abu-Jaber about the setting of her new novel.
7/10/2007
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Oregon Country Fair Library
Not everyone realizes there is a Library at the Oregon Country Fair. Jim Evangelista shares some memories with KLCC's Tripp Sommer of Jim's ten years as Head Librarian at the Fair.
7/9/2007
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David Rovics and Dave Lipman
Tripp Sommer and Andrew Bartholomew caught up with musicians David Rovics and Dave Lipman.  They mold political activism into their songwriting and played a couple of tunes on the Northwest Passage.  They play  a concert Tuesday evening at Diva in Eugene. 
7/3/2007
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Tayberry Jam on Cougar Mountain
Noah Wemple speaks with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer. Noah and his family live on Cougar Mountain, near Saginaw north of Cottage Grove. They are developing permaculture features on the land, including orchards. The second annual Tayberry Jam is this Saturday.
7/2/2007
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Lauren Kessler interveiw
Several tears ago, Eugene author Lauren kessler was struggling with the loss of her mother to Alzheimer's and how to deal with it all.  She took a unique approach to the disease - and then wrote a book about her experiences. It's called "Dancing with Rose - Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's."
6/28/2007
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Taser Debate
Tripp Sommer and Andrew Bartholomew interview Charlie Zennache and John Brown.  They're members of a Eugene Police Commission reviewing the use of tasers as a non-lethal tool for local law enforcement.
6/27/2007

Membership Galleries (Viz City)
Lotte and Terry visit three membership art galleries.
6/19/2007
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Body Worlds

The controversial "Body Worlds" exhibit opened June 7th at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.

It's an unusual display of the bodies of *real human beings, which have been dissected, plasticized and posed in unlikely positions.  OPB's Kristian Foden-Vencil got some reactions from *other people about what they saw...

6/18/2007
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If My Father Wrote a Memoir

Eugene commentator Melissa Hart is the author of "Assault on Laughter." When Vernon Winfrey announced plans to write about Oprah, the UO journalism teacher became concerned.  She wondered about her own father deciding to write a "tell-all" memoir about her.

6/15/2007
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Interview: Author/Photographer Eric Alan
Eric Alan of Ashland wrote and took the photographs for "Wild Grace:  Nature as a Spiritual Path."  He was interviewed by Claude Offenbacher.
6/15/2007
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Interview with Raun Kaufman
Raun Kaufman is a world-renowned autism specialist who recovered from severe autism himself.  He's making stops in Eugene and Portland as part of his lecture series: "Autism: Recovery is an Option Now."
6/14/2007
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Science Pub
Tripp Sommer speaks with OMSI's Amanda Thomas.  She previews the "Science Pub" event on Thursday at Luna in Eugene.
6/13/2007
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Interview with novelist Marianne Wiggins

"The Shadow Catcher" is Marianne Wiggins' eighth novel.  The title refers to Edward Curtis.  He's best known for his great volumes of photographs of Native Americans.  In this interview with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer, Wiggins explains her fascination with the photographer...

 

 

Marianne Wiggins is at Powell's City Books in Portland on June 13.

6/11/2007
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Interview with Dr. Maka'ala Yates
Dr. Maka'Ala Yates is in Eugene to discuss Hawaiian healing and wisdom.  Yates, based in Ashland, gives a lecture tonight and leads workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
6/8/2007
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Interveiw with Interim City Manager Angel Jones

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy has appointed Angel Jones as interim City Manager once Dennis Taylor steps down in late July.  Jones is currently Assistant City Manager.  KLCC's Ann Dornfeld spoke with Jones about her history in Eugene's city government. 

6/6/2007
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Sasquatch Brewfest
Chip Hardy speaks with Tripp Sommer about the fifth annual Sasquatch Brewfest.  Chip is owner of The Bier Stein and is one of the organizers of this year's Sasquatch Brew Fest.
5/31/2007
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"Command Rape"
Ann Dornfeld interviews Carol Van Houten and Professor Caroline Forell.  They'll participate in a panel discussion Wednesday evening at the U of O Law School titled: "Command Rape: US Servicewomen and the Culture of Military Sexual Violence.
5/30/2007
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Interview with Evelyn Corning
An interview with Evelyn Corning, author of "Hillside Letters A to Z:  A guide to Hometown Landmarks" by KLCC's Claude Offenbacher.  Oregon hillside letters in this book represent communities or schools in  Adrian,  Amity, Arlington, Baker City, Unity, Condon, Crane, Culver, The Dalles, Eugene (the University of Oregon),  Garibaldi, Harper, Klamath Falls, Huntington, Ione, Jordan Valley, La Grande, Madras, Mapleton, Milton-Freewater, Paisley, Prairie City, Rogue River, Maupin and Vale. To report on other hillside letters in Oregon or elsewhere, contact Evelyn Corning at http://www.hillsideletters.com/.

Purchasing and other information at http://www.mountain-press.com/.

5/24/2007
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Interview with Walidah Imarisha
Walidah Imarisha, a 1996 graduate of Springfield High School,  made a documentary about her experience in New Orleans after Katrina.   She's taking part in a speaking tour for Common Ground Relief.    
5/23/2007
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Water Bottles Could Require Deposit
In Oregon, less than a third of water bottles sold each year actually are recycled.  Lawmakers want to dramatically increase that percentage.  They’re on the verge of adding water bottles to the list of items that require buyers to fork over a nickel deposit.  But the move has generated considerable opposition from the grocery industry.  Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.
5/21/2007
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"Grynch," a Eugene-based alternative metal band
5/18/2007
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Interview with Brian Ward
Briad Ward is author of "Girls With Non-French Accents."  Ward has traveled the world and met an eccentric group of characters on the way.
5/17/2007
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Arsonists or Terrorists?
Are they mere arsonists or are they terrorists? That's what a federal judge in Eugene is mulling over Wednesday as it pertains of radical environmentalists.  The judge is preparing to sentence ten people for their roles in a number of firebombings across the Northwest.  Correspondent Tom Banse reports on arguments over what exactly constitutes terrorism in these times. 
5/16/2007
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100th Annual Rhododendren Festival
Florence is gearing up-some would say bracing for- the 100th annual Rhododendren Festival.  It runs Friday through Sunday.  KLCC Coastal Correspondent Mark Immel has the preview. 
5/16/2007
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Interview with Jeff Springer
Jeff Springer co-produced the documentary "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea."  The film chronicles this strange body of water, from its promising beginnings as a future resort community, to the wacky cast of characters who now call the area home.   
5/16/2007
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Interview with George Wuerthner
George Weurthner edited and took many of the photos for the new book "Wild Fire - A Century of Failed Forest Policy".
5/15/2007
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Interview with Pete Mandrapa
Pete Mandrapa teaches at the University of Oregon College of Education.  He discusses journalist Gregory Elich, whose niche is reporting from trouble spots in the world. 
5/14/2007
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Nicki Scully interview
Tripp Sommer interview Nicki Scully about her book "Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt".
5/11/2007
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Interview with Ehren Ebbage
Musician Ehren Ebbage has a new EP called "Bottle Rocket."  He's back in Eugene as part of a tour with Justin King's Band. 
5/11/2007
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Interview with Stefan Ostrach
Stefan Ostrach is running against Tony McCown for Position 2 on the Lane Community College Board of Education in the upcoming May 15th Special Election.
5/10/2007
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Interview with Tony McCown
Tony McCown is running against Stefan Ostrach for Position Two on the Lane Community College Board of Education in the upcoming May 15th Special Election.
5/9/2007
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Interview with Eugene Organ
Eugene Organ is President of the Board of the Lane Independent Living Alliance.  The organization is helping welcome the "Road to Freedom Bus" to Eugene on Tuesday, May 8th.  Events are scheduled from 10 AM to 3:30 at the LTD PLaza and the Atrium.  For more info call 607-7020.  
5/7/2007
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Counselor John Crumbley: Anger & Parenting
Tripp Sommer speaks with counselor John Crumbley about how parents can better handle their anger.
5/4/2007
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Megan Friese of Court Appointed Special Advocates
Tripp Sommer speaks with Megan Friese, Executive Director of CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates. The organization works with abused and neglected children in Lane County.
5/3/2007
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Interview with Author Dan O'Brien
Author Dan O' Brien is in Eugene as part of Lane Community College's Reading Together Program.  His latest book is "Buffalo for the Broken Heart."
5/2/2007
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Dr. Louise Leakey
KLCC's Tripp Sommer spoke with Dr. Louise Leakey about her family's legacy and her ongoing work in Kenya.
5/1/2007
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Interview with dancer/choreographer Alito Alessi
Interview with dancer & choreographer Alito Alessi, set designer Celeste Peterson & dancer Karen Daley about "Pillars of Illusion."
5/1/2007
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Interview with Progress Board Director Rita Conrad
The Governor released the 2007 Oregon Progress Report on Monday.  Rita Wilson is Director of the Oregon Progress Board, the group that put together the report.
4/30/2007
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Commentator Robert Heilman
Douglas County author and former food stamp recipient, Robert Heilman, has some thoughts on Governor Kulongoski's plan to live on food stamps for a week.
4/27/2007
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Mental Well-Being
Part 5 of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Mental Health: 

Most of us are used to the idea of doing things for our physical health, such as exercising and eating well.  We may be less familiar with a proactive approach to our mental well-being. Doctor Mark Immel explores some ways, old and new, to help prevent and treat some of today’s most pervasive mental health problems.

4/26/2007
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Training Psychiatric Nurses
Part 4 of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Mental Health:   KLCC's Andrew Bartholomew reports on OHSU's new program to get qualified mental health specialists into rural Oregon.
4/26/2007
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Youth Suicide - Detecting & Preventing
Part 3 of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Mental Health:  In 2005, 61 Oregon youths ended their lives. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24 in Oregon. Research shows that 90% of those who took their life had at lease one psychiatric disorder. For every suicide completed by a young person, an estimated 200 attempts are made. But those numbers are difficult to track, as some may not seek or require medical treatment. More than a dozen Lane County schools have been focusing on suicide prevention strategies for teachers, parents and students. In the third installment of our series on mental health, KLCC's Angela Kellner met one Oregon family who lost their teen daughter to suicide.
4/25/2007
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Viz City
4/25/2007
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Children's Mental Health Disorders
Part 2 of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Mental Health:  One in five children has a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to "Mental Health America". But nearly two-thirds of kids get little or no help.  If untreated children's functioning at home and school can be disrupted.  And the risk of school failure, contact with the juvenile justice system and even suicide increases. KLCC's Heather Meldrum reports.
4/24/2007
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Interview with Nadia Paza
Nadia Paza is Associate Director of the Dis-Orient Asian American Film Festival.  The Festival begins April 26th and runs through the 29th at three venues in Eugene and Springfield.
4/23/2007
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Peter DeFazio Will Not Run For The U.S. Senate
Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District Representative announced today (Friday) he will not run against Senator Gordon Smith in the 2008 election. Peter DeFazio of Springfield says moving to the Senate would put him at the bottom of the political heap. DeFazio says he heard from many Oregonians who wanted him to stay in the U.S. House, but who also want to see Senator Gordon Smith unseated. Progressive Steve Novick announced earlier this week he will run against Smith in 2008.

By Angela Kellner
Copyright 2007 KLCC

4/20/2007
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U of O Students Discuss Campus Safety
University of Oregon students talk with KLCC's Ann Dornfeld about how safe they feel at school.
4/19/2007
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Challenges to Health Care Access in Rural Oregon

There's a lot of discussion around the State Capitol these days about improving access to health care. But universal health insurance is meaningless if you can't get to the doctor's office. Correspondent Chris Lehman visited a clinic in rural Central Oregon to find out what it's like to stay healthy when some of your neighbors are sagebrush and jackrabbits...

4/19/2007
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Veterans' Mental Health

Part 1 of KLCC's Special Issues Series on Mental Health:  KLCC's Mike Van Meter explores the war's effect on soldier's mental health in this Special Issues report.

4/18/2007
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Interview with Brittany Weller
Brittany Weller is the mother of Trevor Wanaisie.  Trevor just had a liver transplant and the family is facing thousands of dollars in medical costs.  Volunteers are holding a benefit dinner Friday, April 20th at Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene.
4/18/2007
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Muriel Ogden Newsam Remembrance
Claude Offenbacher pays tribute to Muriel Ogden Newsam.  She died Saturday at the age of 93.  Newsam was a Eugene theater personality for more than a half century.
4/18/2007
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Democratic Representative Peter Buckley of Ashland

Democratic Representative Peter Buckley of Ashland addressing the Oregon House about why he supports two gay rights bills.

4/17/2007
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Chris Lehman reports on GOP Podcasts
Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports on how Senate Republicans are using Podcasts to connect with constituents.
4/17/2007
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Community Supported Agriculture
Interview with Debra Seido of Horton Road Organics
4/17/2007
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Dr. George Catlin
Dr. George Catlin discusses his new book "The Long Journey Home."
4/16/2007
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