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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Crime & Law
9:10 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

8-Year-Old Boy Hit By Bicyclist Riding On Sidewalk In Downtown Eugene

Credit City of Eugene

This week the City of Eugene is installing signs on the sidewalks to indicate the designated zone for where bicyclists and skaters need to dismount and walk. In an effort to improve pedestrian safety, the Eugene City Council in July approved new laws prohibiting people from riding skateboards or bikes on sidewalks in the downtown area. The laws went into effect August 29. Since then, police have been issuing warnings and citations. The maximum fine is $50.

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Politics & Government
9:25 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Lane County Commissioners Denounce Oregon State Bar Letter Regarding Firing of Liane Inkster

Credit Lane County

Lane County Commissioners Sid Leiken and Jay Bozievich released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the Oregon State Bar clearing a former administrator of criminal conduct.

The commissioners say Liane Inkster, formerly Liane Richardson, violated county policy by selling more leave time than was allowed and that she lied about it. Inkster was fired last year.

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Disasters & Accidents
8:26 am
Sat November 1, 2014

West 7th Ave Now Open at Charnelton Following Crash

A van crashed into a tree early Saturday morning in downtown Eugene, closing W. 7th at Charnelton St.
Credit Angela Kellner

UPDATE: 10:28 a.m.

Eugene Police say all lanes of W. 7th Ave. are now open.

UPDATE: 8:45 a.m.

Eugene Police say two lanes of West 7th Avenue are now open to traffic.

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Eugene Police are investigating a Saturday morning crash of a white van into a tree on West 7th Avenue between Charnelton and Olive St.

West 7th is closed until further notice at Charnelton. The condition of the driver has not been released.

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Health
6:50 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

McKenzie-Willamette Issues Contract Clarification

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield issued a press release Wednesday saying it wanted to correct inaccurate information about its most recent proposal submitted October 17 to the union bargaining committee.

Unionized hospital staff began a three-day strike Tuesday, saying they've been working without a contract for nearly a year.

The Springfield hospital says it's proposing a 14-month contract and a 2.75-percent wage increase.

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Coast Guard
8:13 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Newport Rescue Helicopter Closure Delayed

Nick Edwards, a Newport-based commercial fisherman, spoke at a press conference in downtown Portland about the removal of the helicopter from the Newport Coast Guard station.
Credit Nick Edwards / OPB

The Newport Coast Guard helicopter facility is getting a small reprieve. Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Kurt Shrader Tuesday spoke with the commandant of the Coast Guard and got assurance from him that the November 30th date previously set for the closure of the Newport facility would be extended to December 15th.

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Transportation
8:41 am
Sun October 26, 2014

After 2 Fatal Crossover Crashes, Oregon Expedites I-5 Cable Barrier Project

This stretch of I-5 in Linn County was the scene of a fatal crossover crash Oct. 24, prompting the state to fast-track a project to erect cable barriers in the median.
Credit ODOT

After two fatal crossover crashes on Interstate 5 in the past month, the State of Oregon is expediting a plan to add cable barriers to the unprotected medians.

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Education
9:52 am
Sat October 18, 2014

University of Oregon Launches Most Ambitious Fundraising Campaign In School's History

University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane.
Credit University of Oregon

The University of Oregon held a swanky, invitation-only party Friday night to launch a $2-billion fundraising campaign. So far donors have pledged more than $700-million. This is the largest fundraising effort in the school's history. Interim UO President Scott Coltrane:

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Track and Field
12:09 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Interview With Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds of Springfield

Men's 800m Olympian Nick Symmonds of Springfield.

Nick Symmonds represented the USA in the men's 800-meter at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London. The Springfield resident has a new book out about his career on and off the track.

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Transportation
7:29 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Frontier Airlines Departing Eugene Airport, Ending Seasonal Flights To & From Denver

Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it will stop serving the Eugene Airport by the end of November. The carrier has been offering seasonal flights to and from its Denver hub.

Frontier Airlines came to Eugene less than two years ago. They didn't offer flights year-round, but seasonally. Airport officials say Frontier was recently sold and is now focusing on bigger markets. Assistant Eugene Airport Director Cathryn Stephens.

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November 2014 Election
10:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Travel Guru Rick Steves Tours Oregon In Support Of Decriminalizing Marijuana

Guide book author, travel guru and public broadcasting host, Rick Steves, is in Oregon this week. He's speaking out in support of Ballot Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
Credit RickSteves.com

Public broadcasting host and guide book author, Rick Steves, is speaking in ten Oregon cities this week in support of Measure 91. The ballot measure would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. He's in Eugene Thursday night at 7:00 pm at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Steves spoke with KLCC's Corinne Boyer.

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