Good Gardening: Plants Know Best

Mar 5, 2018
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I have a mental calendar of when plants should bloom, and I should put seeds in the ground for my vegetable garden. I rarely follow the schedule, and the plants never do.

Recorded On: March 2, 2018

Air Date: March 5, 2018

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis joins City Club to highlight experiences during her first year in office and share hopes for the coming year. She emphasizes the idea that the work we are doing in Eugene matters and that we are all in this together.

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With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

Springfield School District

Springfield Police say a sexual abuse case involving the late principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics and a now-former student is closed.

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Documents show a decade-long pattern of sexual abuse, grooming, and stalking by the late principal of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics towards a now-former student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The candidate filing deadline for the May Primary has passed, and several Eugene city councilor races are contested.

Among the speakers at this weekend’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene is an attorney who represents 21 youths who are suing the federal government over climate change. 


A gay and transgender rights group and the ACLU are working to get a lawsuit against the Dallas School District dismissed. At issue is whether transgender students should have access to restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference kicks off Thursday at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The 4-day event expects 3,000 participants.

Brian Bull

Eugene may enact a ban on feeding wildlife in an effort to solve the city’s problems with wild turkeys and rats.

Rachael McDonald

A source with the Register-Guard says several of the paper’s management announced their retirement Tuesday. This, as the sale of Eugene’s only daily paper is set to be finalized.

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Local train crossings are set to quiet down a bit by 2021. The Eugene City Council has approved $7 million dollars to upgrade railroad crossings in the downtown and Whiteaker neighborhood. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

The City of Eugene has selected three finalists for its new Police Chief. Community members can meet the finalists at a forum in March.

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The Coquille Tribe is announcing a $20,000 grant that’ll help increase – and diversify -- food donations to hungry families. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Egan Warming Center Facebook Page

With temperatures dropping severely the next few nights, Egan Warming Center Sites in Eugene and Springfield are expected to fill quickly. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the late season cold is creating a demand for more volunteers.

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Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has added an abstract, futurist look to the downtown. And a regional company provided tons of steel into the multi-sphered installation.

Recorded On: February 23, 2018

Air Date: February 26, 2018

Last year, Eugene was chosen from 47 cities that vied to be the next Mozilla Gigabit City. Winners receive national recognition and grants totaling $300,000 for projects utilizing emerging technology to improve education and expand workforce development.  Eugene was chosen because of its collaborative tech community, supportive environment for startups, and widely deployed fiber infrastructure.

Although the newspaper’s sale to Gatehouse Media is still pending, Register Guard employees have been asked to re-apply for their jobs. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, some layoffs have already been announced. 

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Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis says she’s pleased with the interest shown at this week’s middle class housing summit on the University of Oregon campus. The Wednesday event drew a capacity crowd of 235 people, including 40 that had to be turned away.

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Normally a fundraiser for a Boys and Girls Club is well-received. But one in Florence is firing up controversy, as the grand prize for a raffle is a 9mm handgun. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Ophelia's Place on Facebook.

A Eugene-based community center for girls is opening a second location this weekend in Junction City.

Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Strengthen Gun Laws

Feb 22, 2018
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Oregon state Senators have approved a measure that would strengthen the state’s gun laws.

Rachael McDonald

One to 3 inches of snow fell Thursday morning in the South Willamette Valley. Many local schools were closed or delayed due to the road conditions.

A former union organizer will kick off her campaign for Oregon State Representative on Saturday. Kimberly Koops is running for House District 11 as a Democrat. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Eugene/Spring/Rose/Alb/Corv Emergency Reports for Thu. Feb. 22 - 7:59 am

Writer and scholar Bill Fletcher, Jr. has been an activist in the labor and anti-racism movements for 4 decades. He’s served as Education Director for the national AFL-CIO and as president of the Trans-Africa Forum. Fletcher spoke this week at the University of Oregon as part of their Black History Month events. His talk is titled “Race and Labor: Building a More Just Economy”. He spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald.

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Lane County has announced its new performance auditor.

Pending approval next Tuesday by the Board of County Commissioners, Casey Creer will begin in March.

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A Thurston High School student’s idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the boy claimed via Snapchat to be a school shooter.

Kerry Delf

The Eugene 4J School board is holding several community forums about a potential bond measure to be placed on an upcoming ballot- possibly in November. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

Keith Achepohl, at home in Eugene, Oregon, has a fine new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
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Viz City interviewed Keith Achepohl on Sat. Jan. 23, 2018 for a broadcast date of Wed. Feb. 21, 2018

RE:  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents, “Keith Achepohl: Vision Of Nature/Vessel Of Beauty.” January 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018