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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center has been dedicated to the performance, education and preservation of jazz for over 25 years, all with Wynton Marsalis as Artistic Director. Wynton Marsalis joins Eric Alan for conversation and music, before the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs at the Hult Center on March 5th.

 

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Energy
7:48 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Sen. Wyden: Hanford Tanks Like “Groundhog Day,” Problems Keep Repeating

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Credit Anna King

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is saying cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is like something out the movie “Groundhog Day.” In a boathouse on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon,  Saturday, he said the problems at the nuclear site repeat over and over.

Senator Wyden says key documents at Hanford were kept from him, the State of Washington and the public.

Ron Wyden: “We were told in 2012 that this double-shelled tank … was an isolated issue. Now we have obtained documents indicating some very serious questions about whether that was actually the case.”

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
5:35 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Babes With Axes

It's been 14 years since the last Babes With Axes show at the WOW Hall. Now Laura Kemp, Katie Henry, Debbie Diedrich and TR Kelley are reuniting for a 20th anniversary show Saturday, March 8.  Three fourths of the Babes (Katie lives out-of-state) join Frank on the Saturday Cafe to talk about what the passage of time has wrought. (Hint: all the songs get capo'd to a lower key...)

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Economy
4:55 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Land Advocates Protest Logging Bill

Public land advocates hold signs protesting Senator Wyden's O and C Legislation.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Conservationists from across the nation are in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Public lands advocates took this opportunity to protest a logging bill sponsored by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden. Today (Friday) more than 50 people marched from the Knight Law Center to the Federal Courthouse.

The protesters are opposed to plans to increase logging on public forestlands in western Oregon. Self proclaimed "tree sitters" are part of the rally. So are fishery managers and scientists.

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LGBTQ
2:16 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

HIV Alliance To Host LGBTQ Health Fair

Even though progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, the disease still requires continued education. Saturday, the HIV Alliance is holding a health fair aimed at addressing the specific needs of the LGBTQ community. Lane County Health and Human Services Spokesman Jason Davis says even though advances have been made to fight the disease, it's still serious.

Davis: "There still is no cure and individuals can still and should still engage themselves in preventative practices to avoid the circumstance all-together."

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Eugene Hilton
6:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Wordcrafters in Eugene

Elizabeth Engstrom

The first Wordcrafters in Eugene writers’ conference will be held at the Eugene Hilton from March 7th through 9th, with a particular focus on fiction. Author Elizabeth Engstrom, a conference organizer, joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to preview the conference.

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Oregon Legislature
8:45 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Oregon Legislature Faces March 9th Deadline To Wrap Up Session

The Oregon Legislature must wrap up the current session no later than March 9. To get an update on what the Oregon House and Senate are still working on, KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with our Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman.

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Lending
3:05 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

U.S. Treasury Grant Will Help Hundreds Expand Their Business Or Help With Personal Livelihood

Credit NEDCO.org

A U.S. Treasury grant will give access to capital to economically distressed Oregonians.

Springfield’s Community LendingWorks was awarded $420,000 to help expand small businesses, or personal livelihood. The non-profit is an affiliate of the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation, or NEDCO. Executive Director Claire Seguin says the people they work with don’t have a relationship with a mainstream bank that allows them to borrow.  

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Profile
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Eugene Attorney Represents Activists

Lauren Regan at her office in Eugene.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The northwest is famous for political activism-- WTO protests, tree-sits, Occupy… When activists get arrested, there's a law firm in Eugene that might represent them for no little or no money. Lauren Regan's Civil Liberties Defense Center celebrates its tenth year at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference this weekend.

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