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7:42 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Eugene Celebration Parade Hits The Streets Saturday

Although the Eugene Celebration isn't happening this year, there will be a parade. There's also a celebration concert Saturday evening as part of the festivities.

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5:01 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

For You and Because of You

Thanks to you and your contribution...

KLCC is able to bring you the best of NPR, local news, cultural information and eclectic music.  This blog post from an NPR listener might reflect some of what you value about KLCC and NPR:

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Viz City
1:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Interview with Create Eugene director Mary Duke

For Viz City, Sandy Brown Jensen interviews the coordinator of Create Eugene, Mary Duke.

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Disasters & Accidents
12:40 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

DeFazio Pushes For Funding To Fight Wildfires

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon plans to use a rare procedure to force a vote on a bill to increase federal funding to fight wildfires. This as the U-S Forest Service is close to surpassing its firefighting budget for the year.

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The Takeaway discussion
12:38 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Interactive Timeline on the Ferguson MO Incident

Michael Brown

The Takeaway has created this timeline combining all the salient events that have unfolded since the incident took place with some of the program’s recent coverage.

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Wildlife
7:53 am
Wed August 20, 2014

How To Listen For A Spotted Bat

Neal Hedges waits to count spotted bats.
Credit Courtney Flatt / Earthfix

You may find bats scary. But one group of nature lovers doesn’t. They recently spent a night out tracking bats in central Washington. They wanted to check-in on how bat populations are doing in the state.

Moses Coulee is a bat-lovers paradise. You can find 14 of 15 these mammals in Washington at this one speck of land – about 45 minutes north of Ephrata. It’s is also home to one of the most rare bats in the state: the spotted bat.

And there’s one thing especially cool about this bat: people can hear its echolocation.

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Computer Hack
6:15 am
Wed August 20, 2014

McKenzie-Willamette In Springfield Is Among Victims Of Computer Hack

Springfield's McKenzie Willamette is among five hospitals In Washington and Oregon among victims of computer hack

A national hospital chain says suspected Chinese hackers breached its computer system earlier this year. Community Health Systems is the parent company of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield. Patients whose doctors work with any of five hospitals in the Northwest might have had financial data stolen.

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Eugene Celebration
6:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Queen Professor Bulbous Slimbledore Begins His "Rain"

Queen Professor Bulbous Slimbledore, surrounded by old S.L.U.G. Queens at his coronation.

Eugene’s new S.L.U.G. Queen, Daniel Borson—a.k.a. Queen Professor Bulbous Slimbledore—speaks with Eric Alan about wizardry, environmental education, and the centrality of a downtown celebration. 

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Senior Citizens
4:09 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Lane Community College's Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program is celebrating forty years of connecting with senior citizens  and helping them stay active and engaged.  KLCC's Tripp Sommer speaks with Barbara Susman, director of the Successful Aging Institute and the Senior Companion Program at Lane Community College.  His other guest is Brian Pindell, a Senior Companion Program volunteer.    

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Politics & Government
1:22 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Ethiopian Athletes Likely to Seek Asylum in U.S.

The four Ethiopian track and field athletes who were reported missing on Saturday, July 26, 2014 (from left to right): Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17, Dureti Edao, 18, Meaza Kebede, 18, Zeyituna Mohammed, 18. All four were located safe days after being reported missing.

Police reports show at least one of the four Ethiopian athletes who went missing after the World Junior Championships in Eugene last month planned to seek asylum. We checked in with an immigration lawyer to find out their chances of success.

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