Love Cross

Weekend Edition Host

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. Previously, she served as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.

She has earned awards for her hosting and reporting from the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association and the Idaho Press Club.

Love is an avid music lover and enjoys going to concerts, volunteering in Eugene schools, and spending quality down time with her husband and their two daughters.

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Recorded On: November 17, 2017

Air Date: November 20, 2017

What is the appropriate balance between the risks to the public from firearms and the individual right to bear arms? With two of the four deadliest mass shootings in United States history occurring in the past six weeks, the gun debate has been reignited and has many people talking about where the balance of individual rights vs. public safety should lie.

Recorded On: November 10, 2017

Air Date: November 13, 2017

In Lane County there are approximately 30,000 military veterans. Public support for veterans is high. Oregon voters recently approved a measure to increase funding for veteran’s services, and the Veterans Administration opened a new facility locally: the VA Eugene Healthcare Center on Chad Drive. As a new group of veterans from wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan transition back to civilian life, they face a different set of challenges. What does this mean for Lane County veterans?

Recorded on: November 3, 2017

Air Date: November 6, 2017

It’s not every day that a benefactor makes a $500 million gift to a public university in Oregon. Since the October 2016 announcement that Phil and Penny Knight have promised to give $50 million each year for the next decade (matched by other private donations and fundraising), there has been a buzz of anticipation around this new addition to the University of Oregon. Groundbreaking on this billion-dollar new scientific and research campus is expected in February 2018.

Recorded On: October 27, 2017

Air Date: October 30, 2017

The income gap separating the average working family from the very rich is widening in Oregon. In 2015, the top 1 percent earned more income than the bottom half of all Oregonians combined.

Data from the Oregon Department of Revenue shows that in 1980, the average income of the highest-earning one tenth of one percent was 26 times that of middle income Oregonians. In 2015, it was 126 times that of middle income Oregonians.

Recorded On: October 20, 2017

Air Date: October 23, 2017

On November 7th, Eugene voters will decide whether or not to approve a third bond measure to fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. At a cost of $51.2 million, this would fund rebuilding 78 streets among the 91 listed projects. Two advocates speak on this transportation measure that will appear on mail-in ballots.

Recorded On: October 13, 2017

Air Date: October 16, 2017

What happens at Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) affects all residents of Eugene and customers living up the McKenzie River, and EWEB has a new strategic plan. What changes are in store for your supply of electricity and water? More importantly, what changes are in store for your monthly bills? Is Eugene assured of a steady supply of clean, affordable power? Can we have a power supply that simultaneously makes both economic and environmental sense? Can carbon pricing really work for EWEB?

Linda Maria

Recorded On: October 6, 2017

Air Date: October 9, 2017

In recent years, there has been much confusion regarding the different types of animal assistants. For decades, society has recognized the value of service animals to assist people with disabilities. In recent years, a new type of animal assistant, known as a companion, comfort, or emotional support animal has become more prevalent. Companion animals are utilized by people across a variety of disabilities.

Recorded On: September 29, 2017

Air Date: October 2, 2017

This City Club program addresses the increased incidences of hate crimes and how it is impacting citizens of color and others in the local community. Nazi swastikas and other symbols of hate have appeared recently on schools. Houses of worship have been targeted and damaged. Adults have shouted “go back where you came from” at children of color walking home from school.

Recorded On: September 15, 2017

Air Date: September 18, 2017

Dr. Patrick Luedtke M.D., M.P.H., Senior Public Health Officer for the Lane County Department of Public Health discussed what antimicrobial resistance is, how it occurs, how many people are impacted by it, what public health in Lane County is doing to fight it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Smoke from nearby forest fires have blanketed communities throughout the Willamette Valley, and air has been classified as “unhealthy” for the Eugene-Springfield area for Saturday.

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Hot and dry conditions are adding to the challenges firefighters are facing as they battle 23 active wildfires throughout Oregon, and wildfire smoke has caused air quality conditions to deteriorate.

Deschutes National Forest

Wildfire activity and extreme fire danger continues this weekend throughout Oregon. 

Recorded On: 7/14/17

Air Date: 7/17/17

What was achieved during the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session?  What was kicked down the road for the next session?  Democratic Senator Floyd Prozanski and Republican Representative Cedric Hayden will share their thoughts on what went well and what could have gone better in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session.

Recorded On: July 7, 2017

Air Date: July 10, 2017

From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses in the US, 60% of them due to opioid overdose. This represents quadruple the rate prior to 1999.  Currently, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.  In addition to the impact in lives, the epidemic causes $55 billion in health and social costs each year.

Recorded On: June 16, 2017

Air Date: June 19, 2017

Recorded On: June 3, 2017

Air Date: June 12, 2017

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: 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.

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

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A California family and a hired pilot have been identified as the four victims of a plane crash that occurred North of Eugene on Friday. Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says John A. Zitting, 42, Karen Blackmore, Zitting, 37, and their 17-year-old son John Brendan Zitting, all of Van Nuys, were on board the single-engine plane that went down in a field near Peoria.  Mark Aletky, 67, of Acton, California was piloting the plane. All four on-board died in the crash.