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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An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of Native American-themed images.

The Eugene 4J School District has approved new standard school schedules and consistent calendars that will go into effect this fall.

On Health

Almost three dozen Adams Elementary School students are staying home from school due to an outbreak of whooping cough.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

A massive fire destroyed the Whitsell wood products manufacturing plant in the community of Saginaw, north of Cottage Grove.

The Register Guard

The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

Oregon’s licensing agency for educators has dismissed misconduct allegations against the former superintendent of the South Lane School District.

City of Eugene

The city of Eugene has a new police chief.

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

Recorded on: March 30, 2018Air Date: April 2, 2018

Eugene School District 4J

The Eugene School District is considering the implementation of a common schedule for all of its students.

James Snook, USA Today

The best season in the history of Oregon women’s basketball has ended. The No. 2 Ducks lost 84-74 last night to No. 1 Notre Dame in Spokane.

TrackTown USA

USA Track and Field has placed its president, Vin Lananna, on temporary leave to avoid potential conflict of interest concerns over an investigation into the awarding of the 2021 world championships to Eugene.

Recorded on: February 16, 2018

Air Date: February 19, 2018

Governor Kate Brown established the Cleaner Air Oregon regulatory examination and overhaul after air quality monitoring research done by the US Forest Service in the Portland area showed dangerous levels of air pollutants.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Laskey, who served more than 11 years in federal prison for a racially motivated attack on Eugene's largest synagogue, was arrested on Saturday in connection with a stabbing at a mobile home park in Creswell.

Brian Bull / KLCC

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.

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