Dr. Charlotte Peterson is a child psychologist whose new book is The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. It integrates her findings from forty years of traveling the world exploring parenting strategies in indigenous cultures, particularly finding lessons in the Tibetan, Bhutanese and Balinese. She’ll be giving a talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday, November 22nd, and speaks with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

WA Fish & Wildlife

Oregon's Dungeness crab season usually opens December first. A toxin has been found in some crab in southern Oregon and it's uncertain if the season will be delayed.


Syphilis has increased by 1,500 % in Oregon since 2007. Public health officials announced the disturbing trend after Lincoln County reported its 12th case this year.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon's jobless rate dipped to 6 percent in October, down from 6.2 percent the month before.
The state Employment Department says Oregon gained 2,100  jobs, led by construction, manufacturing, professional services and leisure and hospitality.

Rachael McDonald

To help homeless people get through the winter, Eugene City Councilors are considering allowing camping on sanctioned property for overnight sleeping.  The Eugene City Council heard public comments Monday evening on the proposal.

Rachael McDonald

The bus will take people to and from the Eugene Airport starting next month. It's a service that's been in demand for years.


A new documentary titled "Professors in Poverty" focuses on the trend of hiring part-time and adjunct instructors in higher institutions while eliminating full-time, tenured positions to save money.

The University of Oregon Ducks kept their Pac-12 North Title hopes alive with a big upset win over 7th ranked Stanford 38 to 36 Saturday night in Palo Alto, California.

Desmond O'Boyle

The biggest Comic Convention, or ComicCon is held annually in San Diego, and one has just sprouted up in Eugene.

Dungeness crab season is about to begin. Fishermen are stacking their pots and preparing boats for the season that usually starts in December. But this year, domoic acid levels found in some catch may prove to be a problem. The naturally occurring acid can concentrate in fish and shellfish, and is capable of causing sickness in animals that eat them. Hugh Link is the Executive Director of the Oregon Dungeness crab Commission. He says they test for domoic acid annually, but this year cases are elevated due to a large algae bloom off the west coast.