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Recorded on: March 30, 2017

Air Date: July 3, 2017

Soraya Deen told the LA Times recently that she vividly remembers the moment she was spurred to activism. The Sri Lankan immigrant told the Times, she was picking up her 7-year-old son from a Woodland Hills school on Sept. 11, 2007, when he asked amid tears: “Mommy, are we terrorists?”

The Times reports the mother of two said: “That’s when I decided circumstances don’t have to define who we are,” We all have the capacity to change those circumstances.”

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Brightly-colored and loud explosions are expected through the 4th of July.  And fire officials are urging common sense for those residents staging their own fireworks show.

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Tomorrow (July 1st) minimum wage workers across Oregon will see a hike in their hourly pay.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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The Oregon Legislature approved a bill this session that authorizes ports to operate shipyards. For the Port of Toledo, it is one of many steps in efforts to restore an economic driver for the region. But, some private shipyards in Oregon fear they’ll lose millions of dollars in business.

The Eugene School District’s budget for the upcoming academic year features zero cuts. Even more funds could be added thanks to a likely increase in Oregon’s State School Funding level.


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A trial date has been set for the climate lawsuit brought against the federal government by 21 young people. Federal Judge Ann Aiken  will hear the case beginning February 5th in Eugene.

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Eugene-Springfield officials want the public’s help in tracking illegal fireworks. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Oregon Board of Education has approved Indian mascots for four school districts:  Philomath, Siletz, Rogue River, and Amity have ratified agreements with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, three other districts are taking a different tack.  

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Eugene will not host the 2020 Olympic Track Trials. USATF announced Wednesday they’re awarding the honor to the city of Los Angeles.


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KLCC's annual special broadcast celebrating the opening of the Oregon Bach Festival was held in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 27th. Featured were  two masterful performers: Tenor Charles Daniels and lutenist Simon Martyn-Ellis. Charles Daniels performs the role of the Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion in this year's festival, and gives the Hinkle Distinguished Lecture. Simon Martyn-Ellis has built a worldwide reputation as a master on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar, beginning in his native Australia, and performs as part of the OBF company.

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