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In Corvallis, Minor Offenders Turned Towards Community Service

Corvallis’ community service court is nearing its third month. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the city’s municipal judge is pleased with it so far.

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Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

The Olympic Peninsula was Charles Nelsons best medicine. The Army veteran had served during 1990s conflicts in Somalia and Kuwait before returning home to Seattle. Nelson couldnt cope with daily life as a civilian. Something as common as an unexpected car-door slam gave him a shiver of fear. Doctors diagnosed him with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. He joined a group of veterans who took weekly hikes deep into the rainforest. It was better therapy for me than anything...

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The African Folktales of Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi

Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi, also known as Dr. T, authors books of African folktales for children and adults. They reflect the traditions of oral storytelling in the Congo, where he was born. He speaks with Eric Alan about preserving those tales, and translating their meanings to modern Oregon. Dr. T will be a featured author in the Lane Authors and Artists Fair at the Lane County Fairgrounds this Saturday, December 10 th .

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Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff. The 74-point questionnaire has raised fears among civil rights lawyers specializing in federal worker whistleblower protections, who say...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Imagine a home whose residents include retired opera singers, jazz musicians and movie and Broadway stars. This is the Lillian Booth Home just outside of New York City. John Kalish visited The Lillian Booth Home and caught up with some of its current residents. JOHN KALISH, BYLINE: Eileen Pepper (ph) is a 71-year-old retired music teacher who moved into The Lillian Booth Home two years ago. EILEEN PEPPER: My...

NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: We've been searching for holiday recipes among the NPR staff these past few weeks. We've heard about Linda Wertheimer's leftover turkey tacos - that's with leftover turkeys - the tacos themselves are not leftover - and Nina Totenberg's supreme sausage stuffing. I added the supreme. We're going to turn now to Vicky Diaz-Camacho, who's an intern at NPR's Arts Desk. Thanks very much for being with us. VICKY DIAZ...

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault. Editor's note: this conversation discusses the issue of rape. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Sarah Giles spent the last four months on board a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. What she saw was often devastating. She and her colleagues...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to start the program with the latest on the story about possible Russian interference in last month's presidential election. Here are the latest twists. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in last month's election to help Donald Trump win the presidency. That's according to a U.S. official. The Trump transition team says that that is wrong. Here to help us understand all this is NPR's Mary...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And now we're going to take a look at a story in Ohio, where the state legislature this week passed a new law banning abortion at six weeks after conception, even though the measure violates the standards set by the Supreme Court. The next day, lawmakers passed a second ban on abortion, this time after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Governor John Kasich now has to decide whether to sign either bill into law. We're joined...

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" made headlines earlier this week. Vice President Joe Biden sat for his first TV interview after the election. It was a bright spot for a show that once struggled to find its voice. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans spoke to Colbert's executive producer and writers during Biden's visit to discover how they turned the show around. ERIC DEGGANS, BYLINE: Vice President Joe Biden seemed...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now we're going to revisit a story that shocked many people. On Monday, the murder trial against former police officer Michael Slager ended in a mistrial when the jury reported it could not reach a unanimous verdict. The case drew national attention in part because of cellphone video footage showing Slager, who is white, shooting Walter Scott, an African-American man who was unarmed and was running away. We...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: It's time for a trip to the Barbershop. That's where we gather a group of interesting folks to talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Joining us for a shape-up today are Ken Rudin. He is a longtime political analyst. He's host of a radio show called Ken Rudin's Political Junkie. Hi, Ken. KEN RUDIN: Hello, Michel. What is Aleppo? I'm sorry, I thought I was doing Gary Johnson. MARTIN: Exactly....

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