News http://klcc.org en Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living http://klcc.org/post/shredding-phone-books-inspire-better-living <p>Mama Lou claims to be the only professional strong woman performer in the Northern Hemisphere. She visits the KLCC studios to rip a phone book in half and explain why her feats of strength provide inspiration for living a strong and beautiful life. She appears at the Lane County Fair every day through Sunday.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eric Alan 18066 at http://klcc.org Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC http://klcc.org/post/absolute-harmony-live-klcc <p>A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eric Alan 18070 at http://klcc.org Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC Man Charged With Murder And Arson In Deaths of Two Men In Creswell House Fire http://klcc.org/post/man-charged-murder-and-arson-deaths-two-men-creswell-house-fire <p>Murder charges have been filed against 42-year-old Eugene Whitehall, a transient, in the deaths of two men in Creswell.</p><p>Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office says the charges come a day after two bodies were found in the rubble from a July 16 house fire in Creswell. The 2-story home was located on a pig farm. The victims were 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland. Both men lived on the property.</p><p>Whitehall was booked into the Lane County Jail on charges of aggravated murder and arson.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:22:15 +0000 Angela Kellner 18078 at http://klcc.org Man Charged With Murder And Arson In Deaths of Two Men In Creswell House Fire Farewell Tell Me More / Welcome On Point http://klcc.org/post/farewell-tell-me-more-welcome-point <p><strong><em>Tell Me More</em></strong> concludes its seven-year run with a show in front of a live audience at NPR on Friday, August 1.<br /><br />The show will include the popular Barbershop roundtable, with shopkeeper Jimi Izrael and the rest of the panelists on stage. Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele will join commentator Maria Cardona in Political Chat; and Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi of Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue, joins for the Faith Matters conversation. The program will conclude with a live musical performance.<br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:05 +0000 Gayle Chisholm 18051 at http://klcc.org Farewell Tell Me More / Welcome On Point Lane County Fair Opens A Five-Day Run http://klcc.org/post/lane-county-fair-opens-five-day-run <p></p><p>The Lane County Fair opens today at the Eugene fairgrounds and runs through Sunday.&nbsp; It’s all about finding your thrill, your groove, your cuteness, and the goofy in you. We know because the fair’s website, <a href="http://atthefair.com">atthefair.com</a>, tells us so.&nbsp; To learn more about the fair and all the things you’ll find there,&nbsp; KLCC’S Claude Offenbacher speaks with Assistant Fair Manager Rachel Bivens:</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 17962 at http://klcc.org Lane County Fair Opens A Five-Day Run The New Watershed Arts Foundation http://klcc.org/post/new-watershed-arts-foundation <p>Sandy Jensen talks with Amy Isler Gibson, executive director of the new Watershed Arts Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>web link:&nbsp; <a href="http://watershedartsfoundation.org">watershedartsfoundation.org</a></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Terry Way 17628 at http://klcc.org The New Watershed Arts Foundation Springfield Mill Employees Begin To Consider Employment Options http://klcc.org/post/springfield-mill-employees-begin-consider-employment-options <p>Management at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill began meeting individually with its employees Tuesday.&nbsp; The mill burned down last week, putting 250 people out of work.&nbsp; The owners are offering two possible employment alternatives at mills in Roseburg and Glendale.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:19:36 +0000 Jes Burns 18001 at http://klcc.org Springfield Mill Employees Begin To Consider Employment Options Two Bodies Discovered After Creswell House Fire http://klcc.org/post/two-bodies-discovered-after-creswell-house-fire <p>Human remains have been found in what's left of a rural Creswell home destroyed by fire last Wednesday. Sergeant Carrie Carver is with the Lane County Sheriff's office.</p><p><br />Carver: "Since the fire we have been out there sifting through debris and it's taken a little bit of time but we were able to recover two bodies. The bodies have yet to be identified though. The missing persons report that we put out on the 16th (July) for Mr. Dennis Michael Kelley and Mr. Carl Rob McFarland still stands. We are still looking for those two individuals."</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:03:39 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 18000 at http://klcc.org Lane County's First Dragon Boat Race A Boon For Veterans http://klcc.org/post/lane-countys-first-dragon-boat-race-boon-veterans <p>Dexter Lake was the site of Lane County's first ever Dragon Boat race on Saturday. The event was aimed at helping disabled veterans.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Standing under a gazebo by the western shore of Dexter Lake, teams of 15 to 20 people chant and pump each other up for the upcoming race. More than 200 people, or a dozen teams showed up to compete this weekend. Erin Zysett, the Board President of the Emerald City Dragon Boat Club, tries to manage the logistics of making sure which team is racing and when.</p><p><br />Zysett: "It's organized chaos but it's a lot of fun."</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Charlie Deitz 17890 at http://klcc.org Lane County's First Dragon Boat Race A Boon For Veterans Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/eugene-city-council-gets-earful-comments-proposed-sick-leave-ordinance <p>An overwhelming number of people attended the Eugene City Council's public comment hearing Monday night. Citizens packed Harris Hall to voice their concerns, support, or opposition to the proposed sick leave ordinance.</p><p>About 60 people commented on the proposed sick leave ordinance. Lindy Moore heads the Emerald Executive Association and opposes the ordinance.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:39:25 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17924 at http://klcc.org Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance