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  1. Not My Job: Actor Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

    08.19 / 22:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit PETER SAGAL, HOST: One of my favorite interviews of the past year was with Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in every one of the eight films until he got too old, and the lightning scar got all wrinkly. (LAUGHTER) BILL KURTIS: This interview actually happened in 2014. But we're going to credit it this year to make it look better. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) DANIEL RADCLIFFE: Thank you very much. SAGAL: Not to beat around the bush any…
  2. Panel Question

    08.19 / 22:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Thank you, Bill. (APPLAUSE) SAGAL: Thank you so much. So 2017 has been better than you knew. That's because there was some pretty nifty material from our show that we didn't even broadcast. We wanted to save it until you needed cheering up. Alonzo,…
  3. Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7

    08.19 / 19:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    At least seven people were wounded by a man with a knife who went on a stabbing rampage in the northern Russian city of Surgut. No one was killed in the attack in the central Siberian city, but four of those hurt were in serious condition, according to state-run Tass news agency, who cited a regional health official. Islamic State says the man — shot dead by police — was a "soldier" of the extremist group. However, Russian authorities say psychiatric information on the assailant is being so…
  4. President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

    08.19 / 19:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    President Trump will skip the annual Kennedy Center Honors this year to allow the "artists to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House said Saturday. Three of the five artists set to be honored had either expressed a specific intent to boycott the traditional White House reception before the event, or were said to be considering it. "First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all…
  5. Fires Prompt Evacuations and Closures

    08.19 / 18:26 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Wildfire activity and extreme fire danger continues this weekend throughout Oregon. In Central Oregon, the Milli fire in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters has prompted the Level 3 (“Go Now”) evacuation of 600 residents in the Edmington/Ramuda Road and Crossroads subdivision, and a Level 1 (“Get Ready”) evacuation for the Tollgate subdivision. Officials have closed a large section of the McKenzie Pass Highway- Oregon Highway 242. There is a community meeting Saturday at 6 pm at Sist…
  6. Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Max Brooks; 'What She Ate'; Poet Molly McCully Brown

    08.19 / 17:27 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents: Brooks' stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to the wild stories he tells…
  7. Boston's 'Free-Speech' Rally Organizers Deny Links To White Nationalists

    08.19 / 16:23 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Counter-protesters gathered on the Boston Commons Saturday, preparing to meet a scheduled "Free Speech" rally by conservative activists who say they have no connection to last week's violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., that drew white nationalists and sparked violent clashes and a deadly vehicle attack. A speaker who addressed the counter-demonstrators condemned what many see as President Trump's tepid response to events last week in Charlottesville that led to the death of…
  8. Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance

    08.19 / 16:23 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed from the entrance to Duke University Chapel early Saturday by order of the university president who said in a letter that the move was not only a safety measure but also meant to express the "abiding values" of the school. The decision to remove the statue from the Durham, N.C., campus, comes after it was defaced on Wednesday and follows violent clashes last week in Charlottesville, Va., between right-wing extremists and…
  9. Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

    08.19 / 15:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Spanish authorities say they have dismantled a mostly Moroccan-born terror cell believed responsible for vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and hurt more than 100 others. But a manhunt continues for the alleged driver of a van used in the main attack on pedestrians on Thursday. Two other suspects are believed still at large. "The cell has been completely dismantled in Barcelona," Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said at a news conference on…
  10. From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

    08.19 / 15:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A message in a bottle washed ashore this week in Gaza. "Hello! Thank you for picking up this bottle!" began the letter in neat black handwriting. "We are currently on holiday in Rhodes and would love to know how far this bottle got – even if it's just the next beach!" The bottle floated much farther than the next beach. It traveled nearly 500 miles across the Mediterranean Sea, from the Greek island of Rhodes, past Turkey and Cyprus to the Palestinian seaside enclave of Gaza — and into the …
  11. Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

    08.19 / 14:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Before any hard battle, it's common to seek a little spiritual guidance. In preparation for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code, a group of House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee traveled this week to Rancho del Cielo — the ranch of former President Ronald Reagan outside Santa Barbara. The ranch is the site where Reagan signed one of his major tax cuts into law, and the GOP is working this month to capture some of that Reagan-era magic to deliver a …
  12. How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

    08.19 / 12:24 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Mary Abagi is a 63-year-old widow who has spent most of her life eking out a living by growing crops on a tiny plot of land in her Kenyan village. Then, last fall, Abagi learned that the village had been picked for an unusual experiment that promised to change her life. An American charity called GiveDirectly is giving every adult in the village $22 every month for the next 12 years. Abagi's first thought: "I will save the money to buy a goat." And to do that, Abagi has turned to a special…
  13. Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

    08.19 / 12:24 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Brace yourselves, North America — we're about to get mooned. Or, more accurately, eclipsed. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is offering a welcome respite from the dog days of summer and a pretty good reason to take an extended lunch hour for some — or maybe even a whole vacation day. And for those who fear that a total eclipse heralds doomsday , then perhaps it's just as well to eat, drink and be merry. With the "path of totality" — the roughly 70-mile-wide strip across the lower 48 that will exp…
  14. What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

    08.19 / 12:24 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    There's a telling photo that has gotten some attention in social media following Steve Bannon's exit as President Trump's chief strategist. (You can see it above.) It shows President Trump behind the desk in the Oval Office, surrounded by his top advisers – seated are Vice President Pence and National Security Adviser Mike Flynn; standing, from left to right are Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. That was Jan. 28, eight days after T…
  15. Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

    08.19 / 11:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Most teachers these days last no more than five to 10 years in the classroom, but Paul Miller taught math for nearly 80. At one point, he was considered the "oldest active accredited teacher" in the U.S. His career started in his hometown of Baltimore. It was 1934, the Dust Bowl was wreaking havoc in the Plains, Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by police in Louisiana, and a thuggish politician named Adolf Hitler became president of Germany. Miller taught elementary school kids by day,…
  16. Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism

    08.19 / 11:22 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A white nationalist clash that left a woman dead last week in Charlottesville, Virginia was followed by the removal of Confederate statues, memorials and plaques around the country, either by protesters or at the behest of government officials. Several Confederate memorials still stand in the Northwest. We visited three of…
  17. Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

    08.19 / 10:20 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The front page of The Daily Progress , Charlottesville's local paper, on June 28, 1921, offers a mix of local minutiae folded in with larger news. "VALUABLE DOG DEAD," shouts one headline. "WON'T ACCEPT WAGE CUT," says another. And then, right up near the top, bordered with teeny asterisks, is this headline: "KU KLUX KLAN ORGANIZED HERE." What follows is this reverential, two-paragraph recounting of the local Klan's birth: "The spirit of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest hovered over…
  18. Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

    08.19 / 10:20 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHK9vzhxxLE Power Of Peace is a new release from the great Carlos Santana in collaboration with the iconic soul band The Isley Brothers . The album also features Cindy Blackman Santana, Carlos' wife and his band's drummer. Ronnie and Ernie Isley are the remaining members of a family band that had a string of hits from the 1950s through the '80s, with tunes like "Twist and Shout," "It's Your Thing" and "That Lady." Santana says the songs on this collection…
  19. 2 Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando

    08.19 / 05:38 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Editor's note: This is a developing story; we'll provide updates as they become available. Police in Kissimmee, Fla., just south of Orlando, reported late Friday that two officers there had been shot. Both were killed, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs confirmed on Twitter. A suspect has been arrested, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "There are no county or jurisdiction lines when it comes to our Law Enforcement Brotherhood," Osceola County Commissioner Fred Hawkins Jr. wrote in…
  20. Monday Eclipse Traffic Presents A Two-State Wildcard 

    08.19 / 00:38 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Washington state Department of Transportation will activate its emergency operations center on Monday morning in case solar eclipse traffic turns horrible. In Oregon, state and county emergency coordination centers were activated on Thursday…