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The Oregon Country Fair doesn’t just want people to have a good time…they want to seal up and bury that good time for future fairgoers to enjoy.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, from the site of the Ritz Sauna and Showers. 

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “Marrow Island” by Alexis M. Smith.

In her lyrical and compelling new novel, Portland based author Alexis Smith walks the tightrope of multiple genres without falling into any easily stereotyped style.  Is “Marrow Island” a mystery? Science fiction? A commentary on cults, or Catholic education?  A screed against the petroleum industry?  A love story?  Well, yes… and, no.

The Lane County Sheriff has extra patrols on duty in the Veneta area during the Oregon Country Fair through Monday.

Rachael McDonald

The 48th annual Oregon Country Fair begins Friday west of Eugene near Veneta. The event’s staff and volunteers have been hard at work to prepare the site for the 45,000 visitors expected over three days.


Photo by Ben Klipfel

The city of Eugene is installing two public pianos, to be artistically enhanced by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff and Mija  Marie, and playable by anyone. Mija Marie and Mindy Linder from City of Eugene Cultural Services speak with KLCC’s Eric Alan about enlivening downtown with playable art.  

Franziska Monahan

Wednesday morning in Eugene U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Peter DeFazio rallied with citizens against the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Rachael McDonald

U.S. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is in Oregon this week while the Senate is on break. He stopped by the KLCC studios Wednesday morning. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald asked him about a wide range of issues including President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Germany.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Conservation groups are cheering Monday after the Joint Ways and Means Committee in Salem advanced $100 million in bonds to protect the Elliott State Forest.  Eugene-based Cascadia Wildlands has been fighting for years to keep the forest from being logged.

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Eugene-area operators of unmanned aerial systems – or “drones” – can now learn FAA regulations for commercial ventures.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

John Fischer

 

We all know that stealing is wrong.  But there is an exception-stealing from your own garden.

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