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Homelessness
7:15 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Whoville Residents And Advocates Ask City For More Time

Whoville before the City of Eugene erected surrounding fences.
Credit Rachael McDonald

Advocates for the Eugene homeless encampment known as Whoville are pushing for an extension of a deadline to close down the camp.  They expect the City will begin the process of evicting residents Tuesday.

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Food & Farms
11:42 am
Mon March 31, 2014

"That's My Farmer" Event Links Food And Community

Credit lanefood.org

On Tuesday, residents can get to know Eugene area farmers and help those in need get access to healthy food. The 15th annual "That's My Farmer" event showcases local community shared agriculture programs.

John Pitney was a farm kid with a passion for food and people. When he moved to Eugene to be a minister at First United Methodist, he formed a group to link farmers and the community.

Pitney: "One of the things that was a natural component of the organizing from the very beginning was that we would encourage donations at the door and create a low-income fund."

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City Club of Eugene
8:51 am
Mon March 31, 2014

World War II, Conscientious Objectors On The Oregon Coast-Seeds Of The Sixties

Meeting Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Air Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

The Summer of Love may have begun at a 1940s work camp in Waldport. That’s the result of Steve McQuiddy’s research into the history of Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56 and the Fine Arts at Waldport, populated by artists and writers from across the country. Those conscientious objectors (COs) chose a condition of penance — compulsive labor for refusing to serve in the military — and put it to constructive ends.

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Disasters & Accidents
7:34 am
Mon March 31, 2014

One Week Later, Prayers For Landslide Victims And Stories Of Survival

Steve Sconce says he would have been repairing a roof in the slide zone had he not decided to attend his son's wrestling match.
Kara McDermott

The death roll has risen to 21 following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. But the number of missing has been lowered dramatically--to 30. Over the weekend, the search for victims continued. At the same time, residents in the nearby town of Darrington paused to pray and reflect.

Here at First Baptist Church, they prayed for the families of the victims. Members of the congregation also told stories of survival. Steve Sconce was supposed to have been fixing a roof on a house directly in the path of the landslide.

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AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Where Music, Baseball and Healing from Violence Converge

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe on stage in Mill Valley, CA. (Left to right: Shawn Rohlf, Brent McClain, Tim Flannery, Dennis Caplinger, Turi McClain, Jeff Berkley, Randi Driscoll. Not shown: Doug Pettibone, Barbara Nesbitt...)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

March 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of one of baseball’s most tragic fan violence cases: the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  It also marks one of the most unusual musical benefit efforts in response. Eric Alan travels with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe—a band led by the San Francisco Giants third-base coach—to explore the place where music, baseball and healing from violence converge.

 

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Lane Community College Art Gallery
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jonathan Swanz, Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage

Jonathan Swanz

Glass sculptor Jonathan Swanz is doing installations at Lane Community College called Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage, the latter of which is paired with a dance performance by Bonnie Simoa and Sarah Nemecek. Jonathan Swanz joins Eric Alan to talk about light, the social behaviors of glass and people, and the relationship of portals and pilgrimage.

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Education
4:40 am
Mon March 31, 2014

North Eugene High School Custodian Nominated for Everyday Heroes Award

Credit North Eugene High School

A North Eugene High School Custodian was surprised to find out she was nominated for a national award recognizing outstanding work with students.

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Bees
4:35 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Local Beekeepers Leading The Way For Colony Collapse Research

Bill Bezuk holds a piece of honeycomb from a collapsed hive. He will use it to start a new colony.
Credit Karen Richards

Lane County is leading the nation in its treatment of bees. With recent local and state legislation and a growing interest in backyard hives, local bee advocates are in position to steer the national discussion.

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Washington Landslide
8:30 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Rises, Number Of Missing Drops

Diners at the Bluebird Café in downtown Arlington, Washington observe a moment of silence to mark one week since the landslide disaster.
Credit Chris Lehman

The death toll has risen to 18 following the devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. One bright spot: The number of people missing has fallen dramatically. It's now down to 30.

Searchers are still pulling bodies from the debris…sometimes in pieces. Steve Schertzinger is a chaplain  with the nearby Marysville Police Department. He describes what it was like to deliver bad news to a grieving family member.

Steve Schertzinger: "We sat down and I just said well, the waiting is over. And then I cried. I cried."

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Recycling
2:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Oregon Electronics Recycling Program Marks 5th Year, Continues To Expand

Credit www.hillsborogarbage.com

Since 2009 the Oregon Electronic Recycling Program, or E-Cycles, has collected more than 120 million pounds of potential electronic waste for recycling. The program is poised to expand collection locations and the types of devices it recycles.

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