Desmond O'Boyle

Weekend Edition Host / Reporter

Desmond O'Boyle is KLCC's local host of Weekend Edition

He graduated from Colorado Mesa University with an AA in 2006. Shortly after, he moved to Eugene and continued his education at the University of Oregon studying Journalism. He started working as a volunteer at KLCC in 2011 and graduated with a BS later that year.

Desmond plays the Great Highland Bagpipe and is Pipe Major of the Eugene Highlanders. He has been playing since he was 12.

Other interests include skiing, hiking, disc golf, and cooking.

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Oregon
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

ODWF Looks To Acquire Two Pieces Of Land In Willamette Valley

Credit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to acquire two parcels of land in the Willamette Valley. The plan for both properties is to restore them to their natural habitat and make them available for public use.

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College Football
9:23 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Ducks Clinch Pac-12 North Title With Win, Beavers Lose 4th Straight

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The University of Oregon Ducks clinched the Pac-12 North Saturday night with a 51-27 win over 17th ranked Utah Utes. Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes and ran for another.

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Charity Organizations
3:49 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Food For Lane County Get $100,000 Grant.

A large check being presented at Sweet Creek
Credit Food for Lane County

Food for Lane County has received a one hundred thousand dollar grant. KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle reports an anonymous donor wanted the money to utilize local products.

Food for Lane County's Intentional Food Program works with local farmers to produce food to be distributed to hungry families. Apple Sauce, Lentils, and Barley Flakes are some of the items currently funded and produced in this manner. Dawn Marie Woodward is a spokeswoman for Food for Lane County. She says the donor heard about the Intentional Food Program and contacted the Oregon Community Foundation.  

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Healthcare
6:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

In-Home Care Now Offered To People With Disabilities Under 60

Credit oregonlive.com

Lane County is joining other areas of the state participating in a pilot program that expands in-home care to people with disabilities.

Oregon Project Independence originally launched in 1975, but was only eligible to people 60 and over. Services include personal care, home delivered meals, and housekeeping. Kate Scott is an Analyst for Lane County's Senior and Disabled Services.

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College Football
9:54 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Oregon Defeats Stanford, Beavers Lose Third In A Row

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The University of Oregon Ducks Overcame their 2 season hump against Stanford, Saturday. The fifth-ranked Ducks routed The Cardinal 45 to 16 at Autzen Stadium. Quarterback and Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores.

Oregon climbed to No. 2 in the AP rankings this season but stumbled with a home loss to Arizona in October. The Ducks have since recovered and they're gunning for the inaugural playoffs.

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Oregon State University
3:02 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ebola Containment Should Focus On Funeral Practices And Patient Isolation, OSU Study Says

Credit CBS Local website.

Hygienic funeral and patient isolation practices are key factors to ending Ebola in West Africa. That's according to a study published by an Oregon State University researcher.

The study says current containment practices will likely cause the disease to continue to expand by more than 200 cases in Liberia by December. Jan Medlock teaches Biomedical Sciences at OSU. He says the disease is most contagious around the time of death, which means hygienic funeral practices are essential to preventing further infections.

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November 2014 Election
6:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Two Candidates Vying For Mayor in Newport, Both Unhappy With Air Facility Closure

Credit Newport News Times

Newport citizens will choose between two candidates for this years' mayoral race. Incumbent Sandra Roumagoux has been at the job for two years. She's being challenged by Dean Sawyer, who is currently the Emergency Management Planner for the Siletz Tribe.

Sawyer previously worked for more than 30 years as a Sergeant in the Newport Police Department. He is a current city councilor. Saywer wants to increase citizen participation in government by holding more open town hall meetings where people can ask questions.

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Eugene Business
3:01 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Carsharing Service To Launch Saturday In Eugene

Credit wikipedia

A new car sharing service is set to launch in Eugene Saturday.

Car2Go will offer 50 eco-friendly Smart Cars for shared use within 10 square miles of downtown Eugene. The company is owned by automotive giant Daimler AG. Members of Car2Go can find a vehicle by accessing an app on their smart phone or tablet. Ken Hills is a location manager for Car 2 Go. He says the service has been operating successfully out of Portland since 2012.

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Oregon Coast
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oregon Unveils New Tools To Help Anglers Navigate Marine Reserves

Credit www.nmfs.noaa.gov

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has some new tools to help anglers avoid fishing in designated marine reserve areas off the coast. There's a new app for both apple and android smart phones called "Fish Alerts" that displays borders for all protected areas and includes rule summaries. Stacy Galleher is ODFW's Community Outreach Coordinator.

Galleher: "It's hard to pop out a paper map and know exactly where you are, and it's just more intuitive as we keep going with technology that people are looking to their electronic devices to know where they are."

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Challenger In Roseburg Mayor Race Thinks A New Face Would Be Good For City.

Credit cityofroseburg.org

The City of Roseburg has two candidates on the ballot for mayor this year. Incumbent Larry Rich has served 8 terms as mayor. He is being challenged by Transportation Planning Manager, Mike Baker.

Larry Rich works as the Assistant Principle at Roseburg High School. He’s proud of infrastructure projects he’s worked on including the Highway 138 Corridor and Waterfront Improvements. Rich describes himself as the same person regardless if there is an election going on.

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