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  Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping turns his attention to climate change in his new book and CD, The Earth Wants YOU! He speaks with Eric Alan about weather as a form of communication, about launching a revolution by singing in big box stores, and why it’s worth getting arrested seventy times (so far). Reverend Billy gives a book reading at Kalapuya Books/Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Friday, April 29th.  

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Springfield Thursday. He’ll be at Island Park for a noon rally.

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 Wednesday not to build its new City Hall to withstand a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The plan is to build it to the minimum required under state law.

Tiffany Eckert

Yesterday PeaceHealth Medical Center caregivers voted to ratify their first union contract. Members of the Service Employees International Union-Local 49 approved it- 533 to 11. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert met with hospital employees and union reps when the decision was announced.

Bethel School District

School leaders want to hear from all Oregonians about their hopes and dreams for education in the state. Wednesday, Eugene 4J, Bethel and Springfield schools are holding a community meeting as part of Oregon Rising.

peacehealth.org

PeaceHealth caregivers-- from certified nurses aids to kitchen workers-- will soon see changes in their compensation--and more. Last night, (Monday,) members of the Service Employees International Union --Local 49—voted to ratify their first union contract after voting to unionize last May.

  A Woman’s Guide to the Wild is the first outdoor guidebook specifically addressing women’s unique wilderness needs. Author Ruby McConnell speaks with Eric Alan about correcting the perceived outdoor gender gap, particularly when women have long been leaders in the environmental movement. 

Rowell Brokaw Architects

The Cascadia subduction zone is likely to rupture sometime in the next 50 years causing major devastation to the northwest. Eugene leaders may decide this week whether to spend extra money to build the new City Hall to withstand an earthquake.

Rachael McDonald

Oregon Governor Kate Brown rode a rapid transit bus from Springfield to Eugene Monday. She wants to build support for transportation funding in the state.

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