Tiffany Eckert

Reporter

Tiffany Eckert has been a reporter at KLCC since 2008.

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Education
2:40 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Groundbreaking Kicks Off LCC Campus Remodels

Groundbreaking for the Center Building remodel project.
Credit Lane Community College

Today (Monday), Lane Community College begins remodeling and expanding their student center at the core of main campus. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports the 35 million dollar project is expected to take a little over a year.

Center Building was built nearly 50 years ago and it shows. Siding is peeling away, concrete walls and walks are blemished. Lane County voters approved an 83 million dollar bond six years ago. Now the community college is spending the last of that money to finance the remodel.

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Allergies
8:48 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Pollen May Cause Athletes and Fans to "Hit the Wall"

Grass Pollen under a microscope.
Credit Oregon Allergy Associates

With the NCAA Track and Field Championships underway in Eugene, thousands of athletes and their fans will spend hours at historic Hayward Field in the thick of pollen season.  KLCC's Tiffany Eckert visited a leading allergist to learn just how bad it is out there and what allergic athletes can do.

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Education
6:19 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

4-J Not Alone: Classroom Size And Time Constraints Frustrate Teachers Statewide

Awbrey Park Elementary in North Eugene.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Recently released results from an Oregon  Department of Education survey reveal most educators feel teaching and learning conditions are good --but class-size and lack of support time remain serious issues. To learn more, KLCC's Tiffany Eckert examines how these findings have played out at one 4-J elementary school and the outlook for the district next year.

Brittenham: "You know I love what I do and it feels harder than it should…"

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Eugene YMCA
7:35 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Eugene YMCA Looks to Expand to Bethel

Dave Perez, Executive Director of Eugene YMCA, spoke with Tiffany Eckert in the KLCC studios.
Credit Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

The Eugene YMCA is planning to expand. The idea is to have two YMCA facilities-- a new larger property at the current Roosevelt Middle School in South Eugene, and another in Bethel. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert gets an update on the Y's expansion plans from Executive Director Dave Perez.

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Social Justice
4:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Protesters Demand Living Wage for Fast Food Workers

Lauren Regan (far left) and Leonard Stoehr (center) join other activists protesting low wages for fast food workers.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

The Global Strike for Fast Food Workers is happening across the country and around the world today (Thursday). The protest is a call for higher pay and worker rights for the estimated four million employees in the fast food industry. One of the events is in Eugene.

It’s lunchtime business as usual at the McDonald’s on Broadway in Eugene….

But outside on the sidewalk, a handful of activists are protesting  the corporate fast food giant. They want to see a “living wage” for its employees.

Lauren Regan is director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center.

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Health
2:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Mother's Milk Donation Drop Site Opens

Donated breast milk from Lane County is processed by Northwest Mothers Milk Bank of Portland.
Credit Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend will now accept donations of breast milk. It's the first hospital-based project of its kind in Lane County. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports how the new milk drop site works.

Midwives and health care practitioners have long known mother's milk is the best food an infant can get. But, sometimes a woman can't produce milk for her new born. That's when other mothers can help.

Registered nurse and lactation consultant Jana Langeliers coordinates the donor milk drop site (at PeaceHealth Medical.)

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Politics & Government
2:33 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

KLCC Hosted Live Candidate Forum for East Lane County Commissioner Race

Candidates for the East Lane County Commissioner Race attend a live, on-air forum at KLCC.
Credit Karen Richards

    

Ten year incumbent Faye Stewart is being challenged for his seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Joann Ernst, Kevin Matthews and Jose Ortal are running against Stewart for the East Lane County District 5 position. A fifth candidate, Jack Schoolcraft, is "refraining from any further public comment" during the race.

Friday at noon, the four active candidates participated in a live forum. KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer moderated the event. Questions were submitted in advance by listeners and candidates gave timed responses to a variety of issues.

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May 9 at Noon
2:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

East Lane County Candidates Forum at KLCC

On Friday, May 9 from Noon to 1 p.m., KLCC will host a Candidates Forum for the East Lane County Commissioner’s race, live in the KLCC studio.  KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer will ask questions of the four candidates:

Faye Stewart  (Incumbent)

Joann Ernst

Kevin Matthews

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Teen Crime
7:53 am
Sat April 26, 2014

19-Year-Old Accused Of Soliciting Minors For Sexual Photos And Videos

Last week, Eugene Police arrested a 19-year-old Sheldon High School student accused of soliciting minors for sexual photos and videos. Eugene Police Lieutenant Doug Mozan says Elliot Thomas Cumer is charged with two counts of "Use of a Child in A Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct."

Mozan: "And to put that in lay terms, what that means is: 'Compelling a person or facilitating a person who is under that age of 18 to take sexually explicit photographs.'"

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Social Justice
2:27 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Officials Launch System Improvements to Help At-risk Youth

Credit Lane County

Lane County is one of thirteen jurisdictions across the nation chosen to implement a new juvenile justice program model. It’s designed to reduce the number of youth who “crossover” between child welfare and the juvenile justice system.

“At any time we have between 400 and 500 youth somewhere in our system.”

That’s John Aarons. He’s been working with Lane County Youth Services for nearly 30 years. In his view, the newly launched Crossover Youth Practice Model will help formalize an important partnership.

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