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The Oregon Guitar Trio includes David Kelley, Matt Gwinup and David Rogers. They present a performance called Music through the Ages at First United Methodist Church in Eugene on Sunday, March 15th. The repertoire will include pieces from Brazilian, minimalist, baroque, jazz and video game music traditions. The Oregon Guitar Trio stopped by the KLCC studios to share an original tune, a song from a modern Russian woman composer, and the theme from Super Mario Brothers.

A fifth University of Oregon student has tested positive for the meningococcemia bacteria. This is the first confirmed case since a student died of the illness last month.

The student is a sophomore who lives at the Capstone complex in downtown Eugene. He was diagnosed Thursday with the bacteria that can cause a deadly blood infection. Mike Eyster is Executive Director of the U of O Health Center. He says they alerted the campus community immediately:

Rachael McDonald

The University of Oregon's possible violation of a student's privacy when it accessed her therapy records has garnered national attention. This week Oregon's Congressional Delegation got involved.

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I'm Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "iZombie" by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred.

An education administrator with strong Oregon ties is the top choice to become Eugene's next school superintendent. The Eugene School Board Thursday named Dr. Gustavo Balderas as the person they want to lead the district after Superintendent Shelly Berman leaves at the end of the academic year.

After 25 years on the air, volunteer host Frank Gosar is leaving Saturday Cafe and KLCC. 

Enjoy Frank's last show on Saturday March 28, 3-5 pm

KLCC thanks Frank for his commitment to KLCC, Saturday Cafe, and the Folk Music community for all these years.  We wish him (and his teddy bears) the best of luck with future endeavors.

Shari Ulrich Live at KLCC

Mar 12, 2015

Shari Ulrich has been one of Canada’s pre-eminent folksingers and multi-instrumentalists, since emigrating from California during the time of the Vietnam War. She’s a two-time JUNO Award winner, inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame, and was named the 2014 Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She will perform at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, March 13th, with her children Julia Graff and Mike Magee; she’ll also perform in Corvallis on March 19th in the Southtown Concert Series.

University of Oregon

A memorial celebration for former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer will be held March 21st at the University of Oregon.

Frohnmayer died Monday night in Eugene. He had quietly fought prostate cancer for more than 5 years. The 74-year old was O of O president for 15 years. He served as Oregon Attorney General for 10 years. Governor Kate Brown ordered flags to be at half-staff across the state to honor Frohnmayer on the day of his memorial.

City of Eugene

African-Americans are more likely to be targets of hate and discrimination in Eugene than other minorities. That's according to a report released this week.

The report records criminal and non-criminal hate and bias behavior that is reported in Eugene. That includes a wide spectrum of activity including harassment, graffiti, and assault.

The city found there were 47 criminal incidents reported last year. The majority of victims were African-American. Eugene Springfield NAACP Director Eric Richardson says this is not a surprise.

Oregon’s low snowpack is result of one of the warmest winters recorded. That’s according to a report released by Oregon State University.

In February, more than 100 high temperature records were broken throughout the state. Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute Phillip Mote says the state also experienced unusually long intervals without rain or snow.

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