Desmond O'Boyle

Weekend Edition Host / Reporter

Desmond O'Boyle is KLCC's local host of Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday.

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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The University of Oregon Ducks kept their Pac-12 North Title hopes alive with a big upset win over 7th ranked Stanford 38 to 36 Saturday night in Palo Alto, California.

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The biggest Comic Convention, or ComicCon is held annually in San Diego, and one has just sprouted up in Eugene.

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Dungeness crab season is about to begin. Fishermen are stacking their pots and preparing boats for the season that usually starts in December. But this year, domoic acid levels found in some catch may prove to be a problem. The naturally occurring acid can concentrate in fish and shellfish, and is capable of causing sickness in animals that eat them. Hugh Link is the Executive Director of the Oregon Dungeness crab Commission. He says they test for domoic acid annually, but this year cases are elevated due to a large algae bloom off the west coast.

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Faculty and professors at Oregon State University are seeking permission from the federal government to conduct research on industrial hemp.

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Newport is now the dominate west coast port for commercial fishing, landing 124 million pounds of commercial fish.

Newport landed more fish and gave the most money back to the fisherman last year. That's according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Astoria has been the top west coast port by quantity since it overtook Los Angeles in 2012. Kevin Greenwood is the General Manager of the Port of Newport. He says since the Port was able to increase revenue from fishing, the commercial docks need to be upgraded.  

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It's time to set your clocks back one hour this evening, October 31st. Beginning at 2:00 am, Sunday November 1st, daylight savings time ends. So before you go to bed, make sure your clocks are set back one hour.

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The National Weather Service is predicting rain and a drop in temperatures this weekend in Oregon. The "Pineapple Express" weather pattern is a subtropical moisture pocket that follows the jet stream, and many times, ends up hitting the northwest. Clinton Rocky is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He says snow isn't likely in the high country Friday or Saturday, but…

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The current Treasurer of Oregon's Democratic Party officially kicked off her campaign for State Representative in House District 14, Friday.

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The University of Oregon Ducks continued their winning streak against northwest rival Washington 26-20, Saturday night. The Ducks have now beaten the Huskies 12 times in a row. The game marked the return of quarterback Vernon Adams, who has been battling a finger injury, and wide receiver Darren Carrington, who missed the first 6 games of the season due to a suspension.

Head Coach Mark Helfrich says the conference win was huge.

Helfrich: "We've let a couple get away in our mind, which is unfortunate, but anytime you can win at Huskies stadium, that's good for a Duck."

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