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John Ryan / KUOW

Radio station KPLU is in the midst of what could be its final pledge drive.
The station has raised more than half the 7 million dollars it needs to fend off a buyout by KUOW.
Fundraising experts say bringing in the needed funds in just six months is a tall order.

photo Jenny Graham

Dorothy Velasco has this review of "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

The Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA, has recognized KLCC’s Angela Kellner with a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her story “Oregon Medical Cannabis: One Family’s Search For Seizure Relief”.

Oregon Employment Department

The unemployment rate in Lane and Douglas Counties continues to drop. The economy is getting better and more people are retiring.

  Digital and traditional artists will explore the theme of ritual in the fifth annual (sub)Urban Projections festival, presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Harmonic Laboratory at the Hult Center in Eugene on April 21st and 22nd. John Park, animator and digital artist for Harmonic Laboratory, and Isaac Marquez, Public Art Manager for the City of Eugene, speak with Eric Alan about creating new possibilities and turning the seven-level lobby into a performance space integrating artists and audience. 

Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College has named Dr. Debra Thatcher as its next president. The UCC Board of Trustees announced their decision Monday.

Oregon is seeing a big increase in the number of Latinos applying for citizenship.  The main reason is the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Photo by Thomas J. King

  The inevitable changes of aging are celebrated in Menopause: the Musical. Actress Megan Cavanagh speaks with Eric Alan about embracing the changes, laughing at them and singing about them. The national touring show visits the Hult Center in Eugene on April 22nd through 24th. 

Hank Stern

Senator Ron Wyden met Saturday with Eugene AARP volunteers helping elderly people file their taxes, which are due today (Monday). Reports many times tax season means an increase in scams.

Democratic Senator Wyden called for a crackdown on tax scams in March. During a hearing with the Senate Finance Committee, he said the growth of sophisticated technology is costing taxpayers billions of dollars every tax season. Wyden wants the Committee to adopt some of Oregon's standards for tax preparers.

Rachael McDonald

Recorded on:  Friday, April 15 2016

Air Date: Monday, April 18 2016

Moderator: Angela Kellner

Candidates:
•    Chris Wig
•    Joshua Skov
•    Chad Anderson
•    Kelly Boyd
•    Emily Semple

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