Beall Hall, UO
3:25 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Music from the Chilean Andes with Phusiri Marka Live on KLCC

Phusiri Marka
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Phusiri Marka is a band from the Chilean Andes, whose name translates as “Town of Wind Players.” They have been performing traditional panpipe, tarka and orquestra music since 1976. Before performing in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, October 24th, a smaller version of the ensemble came to play in the KLCC studios. They were joined by Juan Eduardo Wolf, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the UO and head of the UO World Music Series.

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Eugene Business
3:01 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Carsharing Service To Launch Saturday In Eugene

Credit wikipedia

A new car sharing service is set to launch in Eugene Saturday.

Car2Go will offer 50 eco-friendly Smart Cars for shared use within 10 square miles of downtown Eugene. The company is owned by automotive giant Daimler AG. Members of Car2Go can find a vehicle by accessing an app on their smart phone or tablet. Ken Hills is a location manager for Car 2 Go. He says the service has been operating successfully out of Portland since 2012.

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November 2014 Election
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Linn Benton Votes On Bond For Community College

Credit Linn-Benton Community College

Voters in Linn and Benton counties are being asked to decide if their property tax dollars should fund capital projects for the community college.

Linn-Benton Community College serves about 22,000 students at the main campus in Albany and centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home. The school wants to issue a general obligation bond which would cost taxpayers $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For an average priced home, that's about $36.00 a year.

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November 2014 Election
12:43 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Three Candidates Compete For Florence Mayor

Florence Mayor Nola Xavier.

After the November election, the city of Florence may have a new mayor and turnover in three of the four city council seats.

Nola Xavier has been mayor of Florence two years. Before that, she was a city councilor for eight years. She wants to serve another term in order to complete several ongoing projects:

Xavier: "We're in the process of hiring a new city manager. We need a new police chief. We've been working with an interim in both of those positions for quite some time."

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Crime & Law
11:33 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lane County Receives NRA Foundation Grant


The National Rifle Association has given a grant to Lane County. It’s meant to help the financially strapped parole and probation department train its officers. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

Lane County Parole and Probation has received $1450 dollars from the NRA Foundation to fund equipment including moving targets, those are the paper outlines used in shooting ranges. Anne Marie Levis, Lane County Public Information Officer says training is the first area affected by budget cuts.

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Viz City
11:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Viz City: The Elegant Nude

Sarah Ahmad, "Forbidden Entry 3"
Credit Gallery at the Watershed

Terry and Sandy review "The Elegant Nude" at The Gallery at the Watershed" in Eugene.

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Tsunami Books, Barnes & Noble, Book Bin
6:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Beyond Family Mental Illness with Author Linda Vigen Phillips

Linda Vigen Phillips

Crazy is a young adult novel by Linda Vigen Phillips, based on her experience of growing up in Klamath Falls with a mother suffering mental illness. She speaks to Eric Alan about overcoming the fear of mental illness, and how her book can help the conversation. She will appear in Eugene at Barnes and Noble on October 24th and at Tsunami Books on November 1st, and at the Book Bin in Corvallis on October 25th.

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12:27 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Oregon Universities to Participate in Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day photo.
Credit The University of Akron.

Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in the U.S. Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are hosting multiple service projects on Saturday. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

On October 25, millions of volunteers will be participating in activities like planting gardens, assisting animal shelters and volunteering.

OSU’s Center for Civic Engagement Coordinator Sam Rufener says the school has participated in Make a Difference Day for the last three years.

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Sexual Assault
8:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

UO Task Force Calls For Changes To Address Sexual Assault

UO students protest sexual assault outside Johnson Hall in May after three basketball players are accused of raping a female student.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon Task Force on Sexual Violence brought a list of recommendations to the University Senate Wednesday.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke  with Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the U of O. She is a member of the task force.

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Sea Stars
6:44 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Young Sea Stars

Divers with the Oregon Coast Aquarium discovered thousands of juvenile sea stars in Florence.
Credit Oregon Coast Aquarium

A team of divers has discovered thousands of young sea stars off the Oregon coast near Florence. Some say it could be a sign of recovery from a disease that's been wiping out sea stars all along the Pacific coast.

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