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Health
9:16 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Blood Bank Experiences Shortage During Holidays

Credit Lane Blood Center

During the holiday season, blood banks around the county tend to have shortages. Lane Blood Center in Eugene is hoping to inspire people to donate blood with the promise of free beer.

Kristi McElhinney is with Lane Blood Center. She says with schools closed for winter break, and other changes due to the holiday season, fewer people give blood this time of year.

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Marijuana
6:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Economic Impact Of Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Oregon is preparing for the economic impact of legal recreational marijuana, following the passing of Measure 91 by voters. KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle interviews Troy Dayton, CEO of a research group who publishes economic projections for business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Social Justice
2:03 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

The University of Oregon Hosts Event Discussing Racism and Justice

Credit University of Oregon

On Wednesday, the University of Oregon hosted “I Can’t Breathe:” A Conversation Starter about Racism, Justice and Love. In the wake of the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, the meeting was called to address racism and what can be done on the UO campus and in the community.

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Natural World
7:42 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Natural World: Revisits The Big Freeze at the Marsh

Last winter's snows affected wildlife in the West Eugene's Wetlands.
Credit Rachael McDonald

This archived recording of the Natural World is from December 2013.

Extreme weather events define which plants and animals can live in a place.  Last week's big freeze defined the limits of cold weather in our area.  The West Eugene Wetlands is now recovering from the freezing weather but there may be more to come.

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WOW Hall
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Darol Anger & the Cascadia All-Stars, Keepin' It In the Family Holiday Show

Darol Anger and the Cascadia All-Stars

Master violinist Darol Anger presents his 2nd Annual “Keepin’ It In the Family” Holiday Show with the Cascadia All-Stars at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Sunday, December 21st. Darol talks with Eric Alan about the West Coast acoustic sound, as applied to winter spiritual holidays and the Grinch. The Cascadia All-Stars include Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Alex and Tatiana Hargreaves, Wes Corbett, Jake Joliff, Mila Phelps-Friedl and Ethan Jodziewicz.

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Science & Technology
12:17 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Oregon State University Seeks Computer Algorithms To Catalog Plankton Data

Credit www.oregonlive.com

Oregon State University needs help cataloging tens of millions of plankton photos. The university is offering 175 thousand dollars for computer algorithms that will sort the photos.

The National Data Science bowl was announced on Monday. The competition was initiated to seek the classification of plankton data gathered from a Florida expedition last summer.

Jessica Luo, a PhD student based at the Hatfield Marine Science center in Newport says the plankton photos are used to study the predator and prey relationships between larval fish.

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City of Eugene
11:05 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Kitty Piercy Won't Run For Fourth Term As Eugene Mayor

Mayor Kitty Piercy
Credit City of Eugene

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy has announced she won't run for mayor after her term expires in two years.
Kitty Piercy was first elected Mayor of Eugene in 2004.

Piercy formerly served in the Oregon legislature. During her tenure as mayor, she oversaw the revitalization of Eugene's downtown. Several people have expressed interest in running, including city councilors Chris Pryor, Alan Zelenka and Mike Clark.  
 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Ashland Rabbi Clears Up Religious Misconceptions This Hanukkah Season

Rabbi David Zaslow
Credit kolaleph.org

It's Hanukkah, and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland takes a few minutes to correct misunderstandings by both Christians and Jews about their own -- and each others -- religions.

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Weather
4:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Bay Area Weather Causes Canceled Flights In Eugene

Credit KVAL.com

United Airline flights Monday and Tuesday from Eugene to San Francisco were canceled due to weather conditions in the bay area. KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke about it with the Airport's Assistant Director Cathryn Stephens.

Stephens said the configuration of the San Francisco airport means rain as well as fog can wreak havoc. They cause incoming delays. These backups then lead to cancellations.

Stephens:  "So they start having weather down there, and they start having to slow down their arrivals and their departures, their capacity goes way down."

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Includes Tax Savings
3:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Feel good. Make a year-end gift now!

Shirt front: Radio for Chronically Curious Oregonians

Close out your year with a good feeling by making a tax-deductible contribution to KLCC.  Join your fellow KLCC listeners in helping assure that KLCC is here for you in 2015!

Also, did you know that a gift to KLCC qualifies for a tax credit through the Oregon Cultural Trust? Learn how it works at here.

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