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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Wildfires
6:59 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Congress Takes Recess Without Moving Ahead On Wildfire Funding

Credit Oregon Military Dept.

More than fifty fires continue to burn in the West. Efforts this summer to change how the federal government pays for fire suppression hasn't moved forward. And that has one Oregon lawmaker speaking out.

The Obama Administration has proposed paying for wildfire suppression the same way the federal government responds to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.  

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Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Eugene Peace Week Continues Through Sunday

Members of the Eugene Peace Team set up their booth in downtown Eugene this week to help promote Peace Week.
Credit Angela Kellner

This is Peace Week in Eugene. Volunteers and organizations are holding events through Sunday to help promote peace.

Volunteers with the Eugene Peace Team set up their booth in downtown Eugene this week to talk with people about peace. Volunteer Julia Siporin is a yoga instructor and a representative for Words of Peace Global.

Siporin: “Peace is a fundamental right. All people deserve to have peace, to enjoy peace. And if we practice peace we can change our world.”

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Arts & Culture
7:42 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Eugene Celebration Parade Hits The Streets Saturday

Although the Eugene Celebration isn't happening this year, there will be a parade. There's also a celebration concert Saturday evening as part of the festivities.

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Arts & Culture
8:09 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Festival Of Eugene To Be Held At Skinner Butte Park

Credit Festival of Eugene

UPDATE 8/15/14: Festival Producer Krysta Albert told KLCC Friday afternoon that the meeting with public safety and city officials went well. Albert says they are all on board to expedite permits to hold the event at the west side of Skinner Butte Park.

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Organizers of the Festival of Eugene are meeting with city officials Friday to work on solidifying the location and permits for the two-day event.

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Education
5:10 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Dr. Scott Coltrane To Serve As Interim UO President

Dr. Scott Coltrane was tapped by the UO Board of Trustees Thursday to serve as interim president, after Michael Gottfredson resigned abruptly Wednesday.
Credit University of Oregon

The University of Oregon has a new leader. The Board of Trustees voted Thursday to hire Provost Scott Coltrane to replace Michael Gottfredson who resigned abruptly Wednesday.

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Disasters & Accidents
1:33 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

South Eugene Home Destroyed By Fire

A helicopter drops water on a house fire off Fox Hollow Road in South Eugene.
Credit Kyle Huges.

UPDATE: 5:15pm

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Education
4:58 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

UO President Stepping Down

Credit University of Oregon

Just two years into the job, University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson announced he is stepping down, effective immediately. In a campus-wide email Wednesday he says he's leaving to pursue other opportunities in academia and spend more time with his family. Gottfredson says with new strategic planning and a new governance structure for higher education, it's the right time for a new president.

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Crime & Law
7:35 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Eugene On New Charges Of Sex Abuse

55-year-old Melvin "Bud" Richard Stout Jr. has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes including First Degree Sex Abuse.
Credit Lane County Sheriff's Office

A registered sex offender from Eugene has been arrested on allegations he sexually abused a teenage girl and gave her alcohol and marijuana.

Oregon State Police received information this week from the 15-year-old victim that she had been sexually abused and provided with booze and pot. She told detectives that 55-year-old Melvin "Bud" Richard Stout Jr. of Eugene gave her the intoxicants on more than one occasion. One of those times was at a party in the Crow area in June.

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Crime & Law
7:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Lincoln County Sweep For Sex Offenders And Wanted Persons

Credit Lincoln County

Last week the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office took part in a two day sweep to make sure sex offenders were in compliance with registering their address. Police were also looking for people with warrants.

The U.S. Marshalls Office requested the Lincoln County sweep, known as "Operation Tidal Wave." A number of law enforcement agencies worked together in teams of 4 or 5 officers who were assigned to cover a certain area. Detective David Boys is with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

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Economy
4:49 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Whole Foods Is Coming To Downtown Eugene

Eugene will soon be home to a Whole Foods Market. The Austin-based company made the announcement Wednesday during its quarterly earnings call.

The 33,000 square foot store will be located on the corner of East Broadway and High Street in downtown Eugene. That's the same spot Whole Foods wanted to build a store several years ago but the deal didn't work out.

The store is set to open in the first half of 2016. The company says this will bring an estimated 150 new jobs to the area. It will be the 9th Whole Foods in Oregon.

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