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College Football
3:03 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Riley Leaves OSU To Coach Nebraska

Mike Riley
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Oregon State's longtime football coach Mike Riley has accepted the head coaching job at the University of Nebraska.

Riley is taking over for Coach Bo Pelini, who was fired over the weekend.  Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley's hiring today. Steve Tannen is host of the daily sports radio show "Crunch Time" on 95.3 The Score in Eugene. He says Riley’s departure could affect recruiting.

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Politics & Government
12:24 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

OSU Policy Prohibits Marijuana Growing Advice

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Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana last month allowing home cultivation starting next summer. Master Gardener volunteers with Oregon State University have been reminded that they are not allowed to provide marijuana growing advice.

Master Gardeners with the OSU Extension offer home horticultural advice in Linn, Lane and Benton counties. Assistant professor of community horticulture Brooke Edmunds says volunteers are required to follow the university’s policies.

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Natural World
6:37 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Natural World Archives: Cottonwood Floodplain Forest

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As the fierce, icy heart of winter approaches plants and animals find shelter and food in newly created spaces.  The leaf litter in the Cottonwood forest harbors an abundance of life during the wet, cold months.

This episode of John Cooney's Natural World originally aired in December 2013.

John Cooney died November 19, 2014 of cancer. He was at home surrounded by family.

You can send words of condolence to his family care of KLCC, 136 West 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401.

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Wildish Theater
6:00 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Why Shakespeare is Relevant in the Age of Homer Simpson and Bill Cosby

Credit Photo by Chris White

After over two decades in academia, the New Shakespeare Showcase goes public with a performance at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Judith “Sparky” Roberts and Matt Keating speak with Eric Alan about the modern relevance of Shakespeare, including how his plays relate to Homer Simpson and the troubles of Bill Cosby.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:36 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Shook Twins & John Craigie Live at KLCC

Left to right: Katelyn Shook, Laurie Shook, Niko Dauossis. (Not pictured: Kyle Volkman, John Craigie.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie & Katelyn Shook return to the KLCC studios for a live performance, along with songwriter John Craigie, and band members Niko Dauossis and Kyle Volkman. They celebrate two nights of concerts at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, on Wednesday December 3rd and Thursday December 4th.  Musical and philosophical topics included spraying dollar bills with water, people who claim to have written Bob Dylan's lyrics, and what the bathroom situation might have been like on Noah's Ark.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
3:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Charlotte Thistle on the Saturday Cafe

Charlotte Thistle's newest project is a series of stories and songs inspired by her late mother's unpublished memoirs. She drops in on a family Thanksgiving Saturday Cafe to give us a preview.

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Lane County
11:45 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Rules For Rural Events Clarified By Lane County

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Organizers must get a license to have a gathering with 1,000 to 3,000 attendees in rural Lane County.

The Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the ordinance concerning large outdoor events on private land. The license application requires organizers to demonstrate that they'll meet minimum health and safety standards, including noise and traffic impacts. Kier Miller is a senior planner with the county.

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Health
11:37 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Benton County Children Diagnosed With Pertussis

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Children ages 10 to 14 have been diagnosed with Pertussis in Philomath, Monroe and Corvallis. Making sure children and adults are vaccinated against whooping cough is an important preventative measure.

Benton County Public Information Officer Rick Osborn says Pertussis cases are serious and can be fatal in infants.

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Marijuana
6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Springfield Pediatrician's Concern About Effect Of Marijuana Legalization on Teens

Dr. Todd Huffman
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Dr. Todd Huffman is a pediatrician in Springfield affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including McKenzie-Willamette and Peace Health.  He's been in practice for 22 years.  He's also written innumerable OpEd pieces and commentaries for regional and national publications. He speaks with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher of his concern that  Oregon's legalization of marijuana will have a negative effect on teens.  

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Wildish Theater
3:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer Live at KLCC

Scott Kritzer
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Scott Kritzer has become one of America’s leading classical guitarists, along a path that has taken him from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, from solo recordings to collaborative performances, and teaching experience that includes the creation of his own guitar training method. He is in residence with Chamber Music Amici for a week of performances through December 8th, and he joined us in the KLCC studios for performance and conversation.

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