Anni Katz

Morning Edition Host / Reporter

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.

Anni moved back to Eugene in 2008 and opened a farm-to-table pub with her husband. She co-hosted KLCC's Food For Thought until moving into her current position in 2015.

Anni has 2 daughters and enjoys cooking, being outside and a good book.

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Lane County says a tentative agreement has been reached with its largest employee union, AFSCME, after nearly 8 months of negotiations and a 7 day strike.

Recorded on: September 22, 2017

Air Date: September 25, 2017

The Oregonian

The Willie Taggart-era at the University of Oregon got off to a fast start with Tony Brooks-James' 100-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Southern Utah on Saturday.

U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service says there are 25 large wildfires in the region that have consumed over 367,000 acres. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency deemed the air quality "unhealthy" on Saturday.

Oregon State Police

A utility company says a dead tree that fell on power lines appears to have caused a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours before it was contained.

Recorded on: July 21, 2017

Air Date: July 24, 2017

Recorded on: March 30, 2017

Air Date: July 3, 2017

Soraya Deen told the LA Times recently that she vividly remembers the moment she was spurred to activism. The Sri Lankan immigrant told the Times, she was picking up her 7-year-old son from a Woodland Hills school on Sept. 11, 2007, when he asked amid tears: “Mommy, are we terrorists?”

The Times reports the mother of two said: “That’s when I decided circumstances don’t have to define who we are,” We all have the capacity to change those circumstances.”

Recorded on: June 23, 2017

Air Date: June 26, 2017

Five times in U.S. history, most recently in 2000 and 2016, the winner of the popular vote has lost the presidency. Current voter frustration with the Electoral College has resulted in the formation of an organization in 2006 to promote reform legislation, known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).

Recorded on: June 2, 2017

Air Date: June 5, 2017

Central Oregon Fire Info

Heavy rainfall this spring helped boost Oregon's snowpack after several years of below-average levels. Depending on how wet or dry the rest of the spring turns out, the 2017 wildfire season could be less dramatic than in previous years.

LCC

Dr. Dale Parnell was 88.

Driverless cars are being tested on America’s roads right now. Cars without steering wheels or pedals have been approved for the road in California. Ford hopes to have a fleet of driverless cars on the roads in 2021.  The US Department of Transportation has published guidelines for the automakers.  Do you trust the technology?

Recorded on: May 5, 2017

Air Date: May 8, 2017

Is our current method of voting the best? Do the winners of elections reflect the popular will? Many election reform efforts have been directed at campaign finance, redistricting, voter registration and where and how to vote, with the goal of ensuring our elections are fair to all ideas, candidates and parties. Now the focus has turned to the method used to tally up votes to determine who wins.

Hank Stern

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden held several events around the state this weekend.

Recorded on: April 28, 2017

Air Date: May 1, 2017

In a local tradition unique to City Club of Eugene, every year since 1991 the Turtle Award, a cast iron turtle, has been given to two, or three under-recognized civic leaders in Eugene for “sticking their necks out”. That is, they have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision and courage required to persevere in a risk prone venture for the good of the whole community.

chefannfoundation.org

This week, Chef Ann Cooper – also known as the “renegade lunch lady” – will headline a two day symposium in Eugene focused on schools and food.

Recorded on: March 31, 2017

Air Date: April 3, 2017

With immigration in the national headlines and local 2017 economic forecasts predicting slower growth, City Club of Eugene will explore the financial impact of the immigrant workforce. While immigration is the subject of much conflicting information and opinion, all business people, municipalities and citizens can agree it is important to understand it’s economic impact.

Associated Press/The Oregonian

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.

Goducks.com

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team is in the Final Four for the first time since 1939 – that’s 78 years!

Recorded on: March 17, 2017

Air Date: March 20, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Recorded on: March 10, 2017

Air Date: March 13, 2017

Speakers:

  • Rachel Collins, Engagement Manager at Womenspace
  • Dr. Jon Davies, Director of the McKenzie River Men’s Center

Coordinator: Sandy Ericscon

Rachael McDonald

A red Subaru Outback jumped two curbs in downtown Eugene on Saturday and landed on a parked car.

columbiariverreview.com

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants President Donald Trump and the Secret Service to release the White House visitor logs. Wyden was joined Monday by 7 fellow Democratic senators in his request. KLCC’s Anni Katz reports.   

Speakers:

  • Jerry Cohen, AARP’s first State Director since 1996
  • Christine Lundberg, Springfield’s 37th mayor

Moderator: Brenda Wilson, Executive Director, Lane Council of Governments

Coordinator: Sandra Ericson

City of Eugene

Recorded on: February 24, 2017

Air Date: February 27, 2017

Speaker: Lucy Vinis
Coordinator: Jon Belcher
First Questioner: Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Chamber of Commerce Director of Business Advocacy

Recorded on: February 10, 2017

Air Date: February 13, 2017

Speakers:

  • Cam McNeeley, Owner of Moss Crossing, a local dispensary
  • Lieutenant Jennifer Bills, Eugene Police Department

Coordinator:  James Baldock

It’s been almost a year and a half since recreational pot became available in Lane County. What’s it’s like running a dispensary in the area? What legal hurdles and challenges does someone in the Marijuana industry face? And how has legalization affected our community from a law enforcement perspective.

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Sea urchins, ice cream and salsa don't have much in common, except that they're edible. But, they're also all harvested, grown or made in Oregon. This Monday at Lane Community College, the Local Food Connection brings community members, business owners and farmers together for a day of workshops and networking.

This is the conference's 11th year and event coordinator Jared Pruch says every time, attendees look forward to meeting other people who work in food-related fields that rarely overlap, like fishermen and ranchers.

Recorded on: January 27, 2017

Air Date: January 30, 2017

Panelists:

  • Patrick F. Luedtke M.D., M.P.H., Senior Public Health Officer, Lane County
  • Tricia Schroffner, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner in the School Based Health Centers at North Eugene and Churchill High Schools
  • Paul Slovic, Ph.D., President, Decision Research and Professor, Department of Psychology at UO

Coordinator: Joel Korin

Recorded on: January 20, 2017

Air Date: January 23, 2017

Oregon has an inordinately high number of incidents of harassment of schoolchildren arising from racial, ethnic, religious, or gender-identity intolerance, according to national statistics. Statistically Lane County leads the state in such offenses. In addition, the nature and number of incidents in Eugene/Springfield area schools has increased since the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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