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A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a case brought by 21 youths against the federal government over climate change. The Trump Administration is seeking to quash the case before it goes to trial.

Photo by Jen Bell

Oregon is unique among states, in having created a funding model for the arts, heritage and humanities through the Oregon Cultural Trust. Via tax credits, the trust supports statewide partners, tribal and county coalitions, and qualified cultural nonprofits.

Recorded On: December 8, 2017

Air Date: December 11, 2017

Sam Bond's Brewing Facebook page.

Tomorrow on Capitol Hill, Congress will meet to…taste beer.  And Eugene will represent, with Sam Bond’s Brewing offering four of its beers to lawmakers.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more. 

Rachael McDonald

A group of young people suing President Trump will present their case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco Monday. The 21 youth are suing the federal government over climate change.

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The deadline quickly approaches for Oregonians who want coverage through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. There is one week left to enroll.

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With the freezing overnight temperatures continuing in the Willamette Valley, Egan Warming Centers are providing shelter to anyone who needs it. This life-saving outreach requires a constant flow of volunteers.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Sixth Annual Caldera Songwriters benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center will be this evening, December 8th, at Tsunami Books in Eugene. All proceeds will benefit the warming center, which ensures that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. Donations of clothing and toiletries will also be accepted. Three of the many songwriters performing this evening are here in the KLCC studios, including Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin and Beth Wood. 

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Du Iz Tak?” by Carson Ellis.

I was recently shopping for a gift for a child and ended up gravitating, as one does, to a local bookstore. There I was surprised and enchanted by “Du Iz Tak?” the creation of Portland author/illustrator Carson Ellis, which won honorable mention in this year’s Caldecott Awards.

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Two organizations have given more than half a million dollars to help homeless people in Lane County suffering from mental illness or chronic health problems.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on today’s press conference. 

Eugene native Robin Jackson and his seven-piece band the Caravan return to town to celebrate their new release Dark Stars with a show at Sam Bond’s Garage on December 16th. He speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about the album’s intimate orchestral sound, and how it relates to the other projects in which he’s been central: Vagabond Opera, the Marchfourth Marching Band, the Joy Now Art Project for kids, and Portland’s Songwriter Soiree. 

Adam Grosowski has a show through Dec. 23, 2017 at the Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene, Oregon
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Karin Clarke Gallery, “ADAM GROSOWSKY: New Paintings.” Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, 2017 (clickety-click for a link to the gallery page)

 

During the month of December, the Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene is showing work from local oil painter Adam Grosowsky, and some of his new smaller paintings will surprise you.

brewitmadras.com

The Jefferson County city of Madras needs beer.  More specifically, a brewer who will create a beer economy and draw for its downtown.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.  

Rachael McDonald

An air stagnation advisory has been issued for the Willamette Valley. The inversion is expected to last through Monday according to officials.

www.eganwarmingcenter.com / Egan Warming Center Logo

Monday night was the first activation this winter for Egan Warming Centers in Eugene/ Springfield, as temperatures dropped below 30 degrees. KLCC checked in with Egan partner Lane Community College about the first activation at their site.

Oregon education and labor officials announced Monday they’re giving schools more than $10 million in grants for career technical programs.

City of Springfield

Last month, the city of Springfield unveiled a new memorial that’s dedicated to women veterans. It’s one of only a handful of monuments across the nation that honors women in the U.S. military. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with two veterans who helped create the memorial.

Egan Warming Center Facebook Page

Cold temperatures brings the call for volunteers to help staff shifts at Egan Warming Center locations in the Eugene/Springfield area. With overnight temps dropping to about 28 degrees, the centers are being activated tonight and Tuesday night. They remain on standby for Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 6-8.

All trained volunteers can sign up for a shift and organizers say more volunteers are needed for the early morning and overnight shifts in particular.

The link to volunteer is: http://eganwarmingcenter.com

Oregon Coast Aquarium

A sea turtle  -named “Turkey” -  is making waves this holiday season by being the first turtle to be treated in Oregon Coast Aquarium’s renovated sea turtle holding area in Newport.  The aquarium just rescued a second turtle that is yet to be named.

Good Gardening: Fresh Pears In Winter

Dec 4, 2017
John Fischer

I love fresh home grown fruit. Especially fruit that lasts into the winter. We all know that apples store well, but most people are not as familiar with the winter storage pears. They grow well in Oregon, and if the only pear you have is a Bartlett, you need to expand your orchard.

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Karen Richards

Harmonic Laboratory is a Eugene-based group that merges electronic music, dance and visual arts to create and inspire community. They recently won a grant to turn the city of Eugene into a musical instrument.


Brian Bull / KLCC

For the first time in its 45-year history, the 4-J School District’s NATIVES program has started work on a totem pole.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

The Takeaway

A former public radio host in New York city who started his career at KLCC has been accused of sexual misconduct by an author and some of his former colleagues.

Eagle Creek Fire Contained, But Economic Recovery Ongoing

Dec 3, 2017
Michale Clapp / OPB

The Eagle Creek Fire is now 100 percent contained but continues to smolder. And business owners in the Columbia River Gorge say they expect economic recovery efforts to stretch into next year.

Cyd Cannizzaro

Guests of the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport had a bit of a shock last Sunday during breakfast. A piece of the roof above them was ripped off by a powerful storm.

Brian Bull / KLCC

December’s first weekend will see mostly cold, soggy weather across the Pacific Northwest, with snow in the higher elevations.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, winter recreationists should enjoy the next few days. 

Christmas Parade Miracle Facebook page / Facebook

A 65 year old holiday tradition is back on in Springfield. There was some confusion in the community as to whether the Christmas parade would even happen, after originally being cancelled in October.

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