Angela Kellner

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat  for 11 years from 1994 to 2005.

Angela graduated from the University of Oregon in 2001 with honors and received a B.A. in Journalism and Communication Studies. She has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including First Place from PRNDI for her 2008 story Neighborhood Impact of Regional Medical Center. The Associated Press awarded Angela First Place for her 2009 story on the Achievement Gap in Oregon Schools as well as First Place for her 2010 feature Oregon Veterans: Help Wanted. In 2010, she partnered with NPR and was included in their series Living With War at Home.

Angela is the proud mother of a daughter and son.

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Transportation & Safety
5:00 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Contract Workers At PDX Site Safety Concerns And Exposure To Hazardous Materials

Leaky fuel hoses and fuel trucks in need of maintenance are some of the concerns cited by behind-the-scenes workers for airline subcontractors at Portland International Airport.
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At Oregon's largest airport, hundreds of behind-the-scenes staff are working to accommodate the holiday crowds.

Many workers at Portland International Airport are employed by airline subcontractors. Some of them say their employers aren't providing the tools needed to do their jobs safely and efficiently.

Matthew Johnson refuels planes for Aircraft Service International Group.

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Homelessness
7:22 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

With Temperature Dropping, Warming Centers Opening In Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove

UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 11:20 A.M.:

The Egan Warming Centers confirmed they are activated for tonight, Saturday. But they will NOT be open on Sunday and Monday nights because the overnight temperatures will not be cold enough.

Those needing to get to a Warming Center tonight can ride LTD for free - just tell the driver you need to get to a warming center.  St Vincent de Paul will provide shuttle service from the First Christian parking lot behind the church to other sites from about 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

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November 2014 Election
5:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Oregon Counties Begin Counting Ballots By Hand In Measure 92 Recount

Credit Lindsay Eyink

It may be Christmas before Oregonians know the outcome of a controversial ballot measure to label genetically-modified foods. The margin of defeat for Measure 92 shrank to 800 votes, triggering an automatic recount.

Sandeep Kaushik is spokesman for the Oregon Right to Know Coalition, a group that supports Measure 92. He says counties will be checking all ballots by hand.

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Family Caregiving
5:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

More Than 460,000 Oregonians Provide Unpaid Care To Family Members

84-percent of Oregonians age 45 and older said they help older loved ones with household chores. Transportation, shopping and medication management are other common responsibilities of family caregiving that allow people to remain in their homes as long as possible.
Credit Photo courtesy of AARP.

A recent Oregon survey indicates the elderly want to be able to live independently and at home as long as possible. This points to a need to have more support and training for family caregivers.

Janet Martinez of Portland is a caregiver for her 92-year-old mother and her 10-year-old daughter.

Martinez: "There’s this whole emotional toll that I don’t think gets talked about. You know, we know caregiver burnout, we know caregiver stress, caregiver death – but what about all those gaps in-between, that we need to start discussing and filling?"

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Politics & Government
11:02 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Dungeness Crab Season To Begin Dec. 1 Amid Coast Guard Helicopter Lawsuit

Credit Nick Edwards / OPB

Oregon's Dungeness Crab season is set to begin on schedule this year December 1. The Coast Guard rescue helicopter based in Newport is set to be decommissioned December 15th, which has commercial crabbers and their families worried.

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Politics & Government
6:59 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Newport Joins Federal Lawsuit Against Coast Guard For Decision To Close Air Rescue Facility

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The Newport City Council voted today to join a federal lawsuit asking the Coast Guard to reverse its decision to close the Newport Air Rescue Facility.

The U.S. Coast Guard originally said the air facility and rescue helicopter would be decommissioned November 30th, but extended that by just two weeks to December 15th.

Spencer Nebel is Newport City Manager. He says the city is joining as plaintiffs with the Port of Newport, Fisherman's Wives and others in a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against the Coast Guard's action.

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Immigration
7:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Oregon Governor Supports President's Immigration Action, But Says It Is Only A Stop Gap

Credit State of Oregon

Following President Barack Obama's Thursday evening speech on immigration reform, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released a statement in support of the executive action.

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Politics & Government
8:53 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Eugene City Council Continues Suspension of MUPTE

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The Eugene City Council Wednesday voted to extend the suspension of giving tax breaks to developers of multi-unit housing projects.

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Politics & Government
7:33 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio Opposes Latest Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

On Friday the Republican-controlled U.S. House approved a bill for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The vote was 252 in favor, 161 opposed. The pipeline has been stalled by environmental reviews, objections to its route and politics for six years. Oregon's 4th District Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke on the house floor in opposition to the pipeline. DeFazio said exporting Canadian tar sands oil through the pipeline will not reduce U.S. gas prices and raises a number of environmental concerns.

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Disasters & Accidents
7:59 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Two Mapleton High School Students Killed In Crash, Three Others Injured

Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that killed 2 Mapleton High School students and injured 3 others Thursday morning on Hwy. 126W near Mapleton.
Credit Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into this morning's crash that killed two Mapleton High School students and injured three others on Highway 126W, east of Florence.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. Thursday, local emergency responders and OSP troopers from the Springfield and Florence offices were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 126W at milepost 15 near Mapleton in Lane County.

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