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Orchestra Next
6:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Orchestra Next's Unique Mentorship Model

Brian McWhorter (left) and members of Orchestra Next

In just two years, Orchestra Next has established a training orchestra in the Willamette Valley, and become the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet. Music director Brian McWhorter speaks with Eric Alan about the orchestra's unique mentorship model, pairing student and professional players.

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Natural World
5:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Natural World: Winter

Winter weather has arrived in the Willamette Valley.  These new conditions are welcome by a great variety of plants and animals that are adapted to thrive in our moist, mild winters.

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Lane County
12:43 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Lane County Must Pay Former Employee's Attorney's Fees

A lawyer who lost his job with Lane County has been awarded attorney's fees after winning a public records lawsuit. Lane County Circuit Judge Jody Mooney ruled today Wednesday that the county must pay Marc Kardell $14 thousand.

Marc Kardell was successful in October in a suit against Lane County. Judge Mooney found the county violated state public records laws by delaying it's response to Kardell's request by 3 months. Kardell spoke outside the courthouse following the judge's decision to award attorney's fees.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
11:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project Celebrates the Legacy of Miles Davis at the Blackhawk

The Miles Davis band of 1961 was melodic, subtle and built on the grooves of one of the best rhythm sections in jazz. In April of that year, they played and recorded two classic concerts at the legendary Blackhawk jazz club in San Francisco, which were eventually released in full as a four-CD set. The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project will bring the spirit and music of those nights to the stage of the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on Thursday, November 21st.

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Economy
7:32 am
Wed November 20, 2013

China’s Building Boom Revives Northwest Log Export Debate

A log stacker
Credit Amelia Templeton

Over the last five years, shipping logs from the Northwest to China has grown into a 4 billion dollar business. Ports along the Oregon and Washington coast are looking to reopen log yards that shut down years ago and provide the raw material to feed China’s construction boom. But some residents in Newport Oregon say a proposal to export logs there isn’t good for the community, and will hurt Northwest mills.

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Duck Sports
6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Duck Cross-Country Teams Target NCAAs

Mac Fleet at the 2013 NCAA outdoor championships.
Credit Karen Richards

Do the men of Oregon have a shot at an NCAA cross-country title Saturday? A coach and an athlete say it's possible.

Eugene is known as Track Town USA for a reason. At the University of Oregon, 20 of the 21 NCAA sports titles have been from (indoor and outdoor) track and field and cross-country. Although they aren't favored, the Duck men's team *could add to that count Saturday. Head Coach Robert Johnson:

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Veterans' Issues
7:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Housing Opportunities For Veterans Expand In Eugene

A donation from Northwest Community Credit Union allowed the Veterans' Housing Project to purchase this property in the River Road area.
Credit Veterans' Housing Project

Affordable housing options are expanding for veterans in Eugene.  The Veterans’ Housing Project just purchased their sixth rental house, thanks to a major donation.

A single family home in the River Road area will soon be available for rent by local vets returning from overseas deployment.  The Veterans’ Housing Project was able to purchase the property thanks to a $75,000 donation from Northwest Community Credit Union.  

But the house is a fixer, according to Project Chair Jon Ruiz.

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Eugene Symphony
8:50 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Counterpoint Festival: Romeo and Juliet, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Terri McMahon

As the Eugene Symphony's month-long, city-wide Counterpoint Festival continues, the symphony and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival prepare to collaborate on a groundbreaking version of Romeo and Juliet on November 23rd. It combines a full symphony orchestra performing music from Prokofiev with Shakespeare's classic text, brought to the stage by three actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Eric Alan speaks with Terri McMahon, who directs OSF's participation.

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General Election 2014
10:13 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Signature Gathering Efforts Begin In Bid To Establish "Tom McCall Day"

Former Oregon Governor Tom McCall
Credit Oregon Historical Society

An effort to honor a former Oregon governor is shifting into second gear.  This week, organizers are beginning to collect signatures to get an initiative establishing Tom McCall Day on the November 2014 ballot.

Tom McCall was governor from 1967 to 1975 and during that time, chalked up an impressive record as a champion of the environment.  

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City Club of Eugene
6:15 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Managing O & C Timberlands: An Industry Perspective

Credit Rachael McDonald

Friday, November 15, 2013
Air date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Debate over the definitions of prescribed uses of the O&C forestlands has been going on since the late 1980s. Despite years of discussion, agreement about how much relative weight should be given each use remains unsettled. The debate has recently flared anew as revenues from O&C timber harvests shrink and Congressional programs to replace those revenues have proved unreliable, insufficient, and likely soon-to-be nonexistent.

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