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6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Oregon’s Geology: Scientists Warn of Hazards, But Do Lawmakers & Agencies Respo

City Club of Eugene - Oregon’s Geology: Scientists Warn of Hazards, But Do Lawmakers & Agencies Respond?

Meeting date: October 10, 2014

KLCC air date: October 13, 2014

Natural disasters are often followed by a period of public reflection: Did anyone know something like this could happen? Had we taken precautions to prevent and minimize the damage from the earthquake, hurricane, flood or other event that just turned life upside down?

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wildfire
5:58 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Long-Running Battle Over Fires Between Ranchers And Feds Reaches Truce

A water tender for fighting wildfires is parked next to rancher Charlie Lyon’s barn near Mountain Home, Idaho.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

For years there's been a battle raging between Idaho ranchers and the federal government over whether ranchers should be able to fight wildfires. Get out there, with their trucks and tanks of water and try to put the fires out themselves. Ranchers say they've always done it. The Feds have said, leave it to the pros and don't make yourself a liability. At times it's almost come close to blows. But now a truce has been struck. And it could change the way fires are fought every summer.

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Disasters & Accidents
10:50 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Eugene Holds Second Disaster Relief Trials

Cyclists make their final preparations before the trial begins.
Credit Amanda Butt

Saturday, dozens of bicyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park for the second annual Disaster Relief Trials.

If a natural disaster strikes in Eugene, cargo bikers are prepared to help the community. Around 60 cyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park - eager to begin the obstacle course modeled after an earthquake disaster. Emma Stocker is with the University of Oregon Emergency Management Team, she explains the course’s design:

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College Football
7:23 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Ducks Rebound After Arizona Loss Against UCLA

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The University of Oregon Ducks rebounded after last week's loss to Arizona. The Ducks knocked off the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles 42 to 30, Saturday.

Quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for two more.

The Oregon State Beavers had a bye this week. They face Utah this Thursday night in Reeser Stadium.

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KLCC Day is Oct 15
7:02 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Oakshire Inspires

On Wednesday October 15, Oakshire Public House will donate $1 from the sale of every pint to KLCC, all day! 

Join the KLCC staff to celebrate the end of Radiothon, beginning of Autumn, a Duck win, or whatever else inspires you to raise a pint. 

KLCC staff will be on hand to share a toast from 5 to 8 pm.

Oakshire Public House is located at 207 Madison Street, Eugene.  Thanks again for keeping the Pub in Public Radio!!!

 

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:16 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Chris Smither Live at KLCC

Chris Smither recommends supporting KLCC with a pledge, on the final day of KLCC's Fall Radiothon.
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

Chris Smither has been performing and writing songs for a remarkable fifty years now, and on the occasion of that, he’s released a new album called Still on the Levee that showcases new versions of songs from across his career. A tribute CD called Link of Chain has also been released, with people from Bonnie Raitt to Josh Ritter covering Chris Smither’s songs. Before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene tonight at 7:30 p.m., and stopped by the KLCC studios for a performance and interview with Eric Alan.

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Weather
2:22 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Sneaker Waves Possible On Oregon Coast This Weekend

Credit www.noaa.gov

This Columbus Day weekend, those heading to the Oregon Coast should be extra cautious. There is a potential for deadly sneaker waves in the next few days.

Sneaker waves are sudden, unexpected waves that reach farther up the beach than normal. Mark Spilde is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He says conditions exist for sporadic waves up to 18 feet high:

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Youth Issues
1:20 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Minority Children Face Disparity In Opporunity Throughout Oregon

Credit www.cffo.org

Minority children in Oregon have fewer opportunities to emerge from poverty than their white peers. That's according to a report released earlier this week from the advocacy group, Children First for Oregon.

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Bike Fair
6:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Eugene Cargo Bike Fair and Disaster Relief Trials Saturday

Cargo Bike
Credit commuteorlando.com

The second annual Eugene Cargo Bike Fair and Disaster Relief Trials will be held Saturday at Alton Baker Park. It’s sponsored by the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon, and a host of bike advocates. Emma Stocker of the University’s Emergency Management Team says the event is designed to help demonstrate the capabilities of bikes in disaster situations such as:

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Other News
4:23 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Eugene Public Library Holds Community Conversations

Credit Eugene agogo

Throughout October, The Eugene Public Library will be holding five open discussions on how it can better satisfy visitors’ needs in the next 10 years.

The Eugene Public Library has looked at what improvements other libraries are making and explored the role of libraries in the future. But director Connie Bennett said there was a big piece missing from their visioning, the community’s voice.

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