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  1. Puerto Rico's 'Singing Newspapers' Tell A Story Of Resilience

    10.06 / 15:46 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Since Hurricane Maria, people in Puerto Rico have been without easy access to electricity, clean drinking water, or food. Many are still staying in shelters; some are living in the ruins of their homes. The once-lush green trees were stripped bare and uprooted. But all is not lost. There are two quintessential Puerto Rican sounds that survived: One is the plaintive song of the tiny coqui frog. The other is the improvised Afro-Puerto Rican call-and-response musical tradition known as Plena.…
  2. Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Female, Black Execs, U.S. Says

    10.06 / 15:46 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The State Street Corporation, a financial services company that put the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street to promote the importance of women working in corporate leadership roles, will pay $5 million after an investigation found that it underpaid female and black executives. The company denies any wrongdoing, but will pay as part of a settlement with the Department of Labor. Law360 reported on the payout earlier this week , and Bloomberg posted the text of the conciliation agreement…
  3. U.S. Jobs Dropped By 33,000 In September, Likely Due To Storms

    10.06 / 15:46 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The U.S. economy shed 33,000 jobs in September, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while unemployment fell to 4.2 percent. The September payrolls drop broke a nearly seven-year streak of continuous job gains, but economists caution that the drop is likely representing the short-term consequences of bad weather, not a long-term shift in the job market. Before this report, the economy had added an average of about 175,000 jobs per month; the unemployment rate…
  4. Landlady: Tiny Desk Concert

    10.06 / 15:46 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Landlady 's music is more than sonic exploration, it's an adventure. The Brooklyn-based band's songs are the initial creation of leader Adam Schatz, who observes the world with fresh, almost alien eyes. The songs can feel a bit drugged-out – a bit high and full of curiosity – but never overly intoxicated or out-of-touch. The opening track for Landlady's Tiny Desk performance, "Cadaver," has its origins in a friend of Schatz's who went to medical school, and the years she spent examining a s…
  5. How 'Ashes To Ashes' Put The First Act Of David Bowie's Career To Rest

    10.06 / 12:17 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMThz7eQ6K0 In 1980, David Bowie was in the middle of a new kind of transformation. After launching himself to stardom in 1969 with his first hit single, " Space Oddity ," he spent a decade morphing from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane to Halloween Jack to The Thin White Duke — a series of characters that also emblemized radically different approaches to rock music, from sci-fi glam to stark experimentalism. By the end of the '70s, however, he d…
  6. First Watch: Lo Moon, 'This Is It'

    10.06 / 12:17 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Lo Moon seemed to come out of nowhere last year, and the trio of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Samuel Stewart have been steadily peeling back the layers ever since. What's been revealed to date is a neo-classic sound with cascading keyboard textures, rhythmic crescendos, shimmering guitars and cinematic lift. Our first taste of the band was "Loveless," a song with big sound that's as intimate as it is anthemic. Their latest single, "This Is It," maintains the seductive ambient charm and…
  7. Songs We Love: Nic Fanciulli, 'Resistance (Feat. Audion)'

    10.06 / 12:17 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Nic Fanciulli knows writer's block. Already an established DJ when he began making music more than a decade ago, he used pseudonyms like Skylark and Buick Project (collaborations with engineer Andy Chatterley) out of fear that his own works weren't up to snuff. Not even a Grammy nomination for his 2007 remix of Tiefschwarz's "Damage" helped his confidence. "I was overthinking everything," he tells NPR. "I wasn't there." Paranoid and creatively paralyzed, he shelved his plans for a debut…
  8. Book Review: My Last Continent

    10.06 / 12:17 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “M y Last Continent ” by Midge Raymond . A trip to Antarctica usually starts from Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. It’s motto, “ fin del mundo, principio de todo" – “end of the world, beginning of everything" – becomes recurring theme in Oregon author Midge Raymond ’s new novel, “My Last Continent . ” Part love story, part wild adventure , the book skips forward and back in time…
  9. International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    10.06 / 09:13 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpVaxEJc5kk The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a group working to establish a global prohibition on nuclear weapons under international law. The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Monday morning. The committee noted that nuclear disarmament will depend on the participation of nuclear states, but praised ICAN's "inspiring and innovative support" for international negotiations.…
  10. Speaking Freely, Retiring Sen. Corker Warns GOP He Could Oppose Tax Plan

    10.06 / 09:13 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnhovVz7NR0 At the marathon Senate Budget Committee hearing this week, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., strolled in like a man who had just quit his job and was ready to tell the boss what he really thinks. "I have difficulty putting that much energy in to discussing this budget document because this is some of the most meaningless work that we do here," Corker said with a sigh. "It has nothing to do with the chairman or the committee. It's a waste of time." Corker…
  11. No Class Action: Supreme Court Weighs Whether Workers Must Face Arbitrations Alone

    10.06 / 08:39 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Suing one's employer can be scary enough, but it's even scarier doing it alone. Many employers are increasingly requiring workers to sign agreements requiring them to resolve workplace disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination to wage theft through individual arbitration. In other words, the language does not permit them to join forces with colleagues who might have similar complaints. Whether such prohibitions on collective arbitration are legal is at issue in a trio of…
  12. Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive

    10.06 / 06:27 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Investigators in Las Vegas are sifting through evidence they've gathered from the homes of the man who sprayed a concert crowd with gunfire. They've begun to interview his girlfriend. They've learned quite a bit about Stephen Paddock's past and preparation, but there is still no explanation why he damaged and destroyed so many lives. Ken Russell is a retired wildlife biologist who lives in the same neighborhood where the Las Vegas shooter lived, in the sunny retirement community of Sun…
  13. Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How He Made His New Benefit Song For Puerto Rico

    10.06 / 05:03 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has written and recorded a new song to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Sales of the track, "Almost Like Praying," will go to the Hispanic Federation's Hurricane Relief Fund . It features an all-star cast of Latinx artists, including Jenifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Ruben Blades, Luis Fonsi, Rita Moreno and many others. In a conversation with NPR Music's Felix Contreras, Miranda explains why he…
  14. Oregon Health Care Provider Tax Opponents Turn In Ample Signatures

    10.06 / 05:03 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    A group trying to overturn a recently created health care tax turned in more than enough signatures Thursday to send the issue to Oregon…
  15. Take A Trip Through NOAA's Research Vessel, The Fairweather

    10.06 / 04:06 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fleet of research vessels travel the globe. In the case of the Fairweather, it’s been charting the waters around Alaska since it left NOAA's Newport facility in May. Before it pushed off, KLCC's Brian Bull got a quick tour with the ship’s commander, Mark VanWaes. This audio postcard is part of KLCC’s ongoing 50 th Anniversary tour…
  16. Delays, Extensions As Western State Hospital Struggles To Get Back On Track

    10.06 / 04:06 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Efforts to turnaround Washington’s troubled Western State Hospital are taking longer than expected. The federal government this week granted yet another extension to give the state’s largest mental hospital more time to fix systemic pro…
  17. Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

    10.06 / 04:06 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is taking a leave of absence from his company following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed female assistants, executives and actresses for decades. The Times report also says Weinstein settled complaints with at least eight women. Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He co-founded Miramax, which has produced such Academy Award-winning films as Pulp Fiction, Chicago, The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love. He and his…
  18. Bomb Squad Sent To Gateway Area After Suspicous Device Reported

    10.06 / 04:06 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Police responded to reports of a suspicious device left near a gas line this afternoon, on International Way in Springfield’s Gateway area. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, authorities have given the all…
  19. IRS Audit Counters Claims Of 'Witch Hunt' Targeting Conservatives

    10.06 / 04:06 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: During the Obama administration, many conservatives railed against the IRS. They accused the agency of going on a witch hunt against Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status. In fact, the IRS was targeting many progressive groups, too. That's the finding in a new report by the Treasury Department's own watchdog, as NPR's Peter Overby reports. PETER OVERBY, BYLINE: The scandal goes back to…