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  1. Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

    06.19 / 21:32 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain. Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since he returned to the United States last week. His parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement that Warmbier died on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no…
  2. Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

    06.19 / 21:32 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnt95QGtbY There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots are replacing some human workers, the machines aren't quite ready to take over completely. To keep pace with a growing hunger for fast delivery, more pickers…
  3. Fire Season In Effect For DFPA Lands

    06.19 / 20:36 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Fire restrictions are in effect beginning today on more than a million acres in Douglas County. KLCC’s Brian Bull r…
  4. Former Member Of Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council On Why He Resigned

    06.19 / 20:36 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    On Friday, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned. In an op-ed published in Newsweek, council member Scott Schoettes wrote he and other members could no longer be effective serving a “president who simply does not care.” Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Schoettes (@pozadvocate) about HIV/AIDS policy in the Trump administration, and why he and others are resigning.Interview Highlights On the decision to resign from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/…
  5. Supreme Court To Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 20:36 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a partisan gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin. It’s the first case of its kind to make it to the high court. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon), staff writer at the New York Times Magazine … …
  6. Judge Halts Lawsuit Over Expanded Cascasde-Siskiyou Monument

    06.19 / 20:36 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A federal judge will allow the Trump administration to complete its review of national monuments before deciding how to move forward with a lawsuit involving the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Two timber companies in southern Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the expansion, arguing the enlarged Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a violation of presidential authority and could hamper their logging operations. During his final days in office, President Barack Obama expanded the…
  7. Eugene Community Celebrates World Refugee Day Tuesday

    06.19 / 19:38 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Trump Administration’s travel bans have put a damper on refugee resettlement efforts in the United States, despite the fact they’ve been successfully challenged in court. Still, advocates will celebrate World Refugee Day Tuesday in Eug…
  8. Ray Tensing Police Shooting Case Goes To A Jury, For The Second Time

    06.19 / 19:38 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    For the second time in eight months, the fate of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing is in the hands of a jury over the fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose. A previous trial ended in a deadlocked panel, and a mistrial. As in the earlier trial, Tensing, 27, faces murder and manslaughter charges over his killing of DuBose in July of 2015. The police officer had pulled DuBose over because the car he was driving was missing its front license plate. As we reported…
  9. Car Rams Police Van In 'Attempted Attack' On Champs-Élysées

    06.19 / 19:38 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a car into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. But upon collision, the car — and not the van — burst into flames, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris. The man died even though police were able to extricate him from the burning car. No officers or bystanders were hurt. It's not clear what led the man to ram the van. But French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ca…
  10. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 18:33 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Roxane Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women says the moment she realized that she would "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was the book she needed to write. The result is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . Hunger, she writes, is not about wanting to shed 30 or 40 pounds: "This is a book about living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight," she…
  11. Man Charged In Killing Of Muslim Teenager In Virginia

    06.19 / 18:33 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Police have arrested and charged a man in the murder of a Muslim teenaged girl who went missing early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven't released details of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died but tweeted that they are not investigating the killing as a hate crime. Hassanen and four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The…
  12. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 17:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander." It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what…
  13. Roadside Monument, 15 Years And 2,700 Miles Later, Reunite A Lost Seattle

    06.19 / 17:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    It took a few songs for them to lock in. "We'd like to dedicate this entire set to the memory of John Spalding ," guitarist and primary vocalist Doug Lorig said, referencing a Seattle guitarist who died of cancer in 2008 and played in punk bands like Ninety Pound Wuss and the wildly destructive Raft Of Dead Monkeys, all of whom shared members (at one point or another) with Roadside Monument. It immediately reinforced the tone of the evening, channeling a beloved friend who had connected so…
  14. A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

    06.19 / 17:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
  15. Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Jet

    06.19 / 17:28 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Russia says its missile systems in Syria will track everything in the air west of the Euphrates River as a potential target — including aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition — after the U.S. shot down a Syrian jet Sunday. U.S. officials say the aircraft had struck America's rebel allies. Russia also says it will suspend its participation in a "deconfliction" line that was established to prevent inadvertent clashes when Russia began military operations in Syria's airspace 20 months ago. The a…
  16. A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

    06.19 / 16:30 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and asleep. She was confused and uncomfortable all the time. "Even when awake, was she fully or was she really? And when asleep, was she really asleep?" says Sonia. The smart, warm, artistic Kamni – just 5…
  17. Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

    06.19 / 16:30 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey. The survey also found that workers in the hospitality and service industry, which includes hotels and restaurants, were less likely to know the location of their workplace's AED. About 66 percent of them didn't know where it was. Workers in schools and other education facilities were the most likely to be…
  18. The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

    06.19 / 15:33 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Members of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants' leader Simon Tam filed a lawsuit after the Patent and Trademark Office kept the band from registering its name and rejected its appeal, citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits any trademark that could "disparage ... or bring ... into contemp[t] or disrepute"…
  19. Jay Z Announces New Album, '4:44'

    06.19 / 15:33 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    On the heels of his historic induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and amid unconfirmed rumors of new arrivals to his family), Jay Z has announced his thirteenth solo studio album, 4:44 , to be released on June 30. The album was announced jointly through a Sprint promotion in partnership with Tidal and will be initially exclusive to that streaming platform. Jay Z purchased Tidal and unforgettably relaunched it in early 2015. Earlier this year, Sprint bought a $200 million stake in…
  20. Songs We Love: ODESZA, 'Line Of Sight'

    06.19 / 14:39 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ayH60ET4U0 Ever get the nagging feeling that catastrophic danger is looming and the world could end at any minute? Sure you do, it's 2017! Unsettling as it may be, some would say the only way to get through it is by sticking together. In ODESZA's new, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi music video, that's exactly the takeaway. The video, which accompanies the electronic duo's euphoric new single "Line Of Sight," makes more of a social statement than a political one.…