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  1. British Police Decry Apparent U.S. Leaks Of Manchester Attack Evidence

    05.25 / 15:51 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Police in Manchester, England, have reportedly decided to stop sharing some intelligence with the U.S. after details from their ongoing terrorism investigation were apparently leaked to the American press. Meanwhile, President Trump and the acting U.S. ambassador to the U.K have both pledged that the source of the leaks will be identified — and, "if appropriate ... prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Trump says. The investigation into the Monday night bombing at an Ariana Grande c…
  2. Absolutely Not's 'Strictly Top' Video Is A Glamour Shoot From Mars

    05.25 / 15:51 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4H16S6MhU Absolutely Not are absolutely fab. After a few promising EPs of glammed-up garage-punk, the Chicago band is set to release Errors, its spastic and ridiculously fun debut full-length. This is a punk record dialed into an alien frequency with a heavy production that makes the spare instrumentation (guitar, keyboards, drums) sound like a spaceship crashing into Earth. Absolutely Not draws on the perverse punk of Blood Brothers and Devo 's…
  3. Songs We Love: Nick Lowe, 'Walk On By'

    05.25 / 14:50 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Nick Lowe has always been something of a prankster. The guy who called his first album Jesus Of Cool and once notoriously rhymed "Rick Astley" with "ghastly" always loved to give people's expectations a bit of a tweak. So in retrospect it's not surprising that his 1984 album Nick Lowe And His Cowboy Outfit featured only one actual country tune, a cover of the Faron Young hit "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young," buried at the end of the LP's second side. But Lowe's previously unreleased take…
  4. Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

    05.25 / 13:49 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most. The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law, and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over…
  5. Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

    05.25 / 13:49 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    By heading straight to the homelands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first presidential trip, Donald Trump took a major risk. The possibility of offending his hosts somewhere along the way with an ill-considered tweet or offhand remark loomed large. Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican are places where appearances matter and words must be chosen carefully. "This was a kabuki dance through a minefield," said Chris Seiple, who has written extensively on religion and foreign policy.…
  6. 'Playboy' Model Sentenced Over Body-Shaming Woman At Gym

    05.25 / 13:49 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Model Dani Mathers, whose haughty posting of a photo of a naked woman at her gym sparked outrage last summer, will be punished by spending a month removing graffiti in Los Angeles. Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invading the 70-year-old woman's privacy. "The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said, "not only to daughters and mothers, but also to sons and fathers, members of the LGBTQ community, to a trans kid who might be…
  7. Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Volcanic Transmissions

    05.25 / 13:49 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2BTAfLfFbk If the word "aura" is defined as a pervasive atmosphere, then it's a perfect title for this piece by Anna Thorvaldsdottir , who has a knack for creating vivid sonic environments. Like much of the 39-year-old Icelandic composer's music, Aura teems with extraordinary sounds. They can strike you as otherworldly or born of electronics, but instead they are organic and acoustic, like transmissions from beneath the earth's crust. It is music that…
  8. Report On U.S. Airstrike That Killed Civilians In Mosul To Be Released Thursday

    05.25 / 12:48 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Pentagon believes a building in Mosul, Iraq, where more than 100 civilians died after a U.S. airstrike was either used to store bombs or rigged with explosives, NPR's Tom Bowman reports, providing a preview of the U.S. report on an airstrike that was targeting ISIS fighters. That strike took place on March 17; the Defense Department's report is due to be released Thursday. The report "will say Iraqi troops came under fire from ISIS snipers, and the U.S. responded with an airstrike,…
  9. Oregon Could Join National Popular Vote Compact

    05.25 / 12:48 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Oregon House has voted to join a national movement to elect the president via the popular vote, instead of using the Electoral…
  10. A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

    05.25 / 11:50 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    One of Donald Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it. It's called " The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017," introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala. And it would put a 2 percent tax on all…
  11. First Listen: Amber Coffman, 'City Of No Reply'

    05.25 / 10:52 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    When Amber Coffman left Dirty Projectors , the split was acrimonious enough to inspire the band's first song since 2012. In last fall's " Keep Your Name ," singer David Longstreth issues a few mournful-but-pointed accusations — "What I want from art is truth / What you want is fame" — amid a swirl of pain, grief and even a rapped confession of culpability. Now, it's Coffman's turn to be heard — and if she's feeling aggrieved, she doesn't seem terribly interested in settling old scores on he…
  12. At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School Diploma

    05.25 / 10:52 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    At 43 years old, Katina Johnson is planning her high school graduation party. It's been about thirty years since she dropped out of middle school when she found out she was pregnant. Even before then, though, she'd never had a stable education. Her mother was addicted to drugs and moved her around a lot before she died when Johnson was just 12 years old. "That was the last time I even seen the inside of a school," she says. More than 88 percent of American adults have finished high school.…
  13. Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

    05.25 / 09:56 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    The Trump Organization appears to be making only a limited effort to live up to President Trump's promise to give the U.S. Treasury all foreign profits from his hotels and resorts, according to documents released in recent days. Trump made the promise in mid-January as a way to avoid violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause , which prohibits a president from accepting gifts and payments from foreign governments. The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has pushed…
  14. Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

    05.25 / 09:56 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jxGw4kc8BE Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they're generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it's received more than 4 million hours' worth of video uploads from its clients. Almost without exception, those videos are controlled by the law enforcement agencies that created them. Some are now challenging that practice and proposing alternatives. Alex Vitale,…
  15. First Listen: Dan Auerbach, 'Waiting On A Song'

    05.25 / 09:56 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    As frontman of The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach has spent the last couple decades glancing longingly backward for inspiration. The band's consistently Grammy-snagging sound has drawn largely from garage rock and the blues, but Auerbach's new solo album, Waiting On A Song , is a joyous reminder that there's more than one way to be retro. Rather than relying on the stomping beats and big riffs of The Black Keys, Waiting On A Song wallows in a laidback vibe that spotlights a quality always…
  16. First Listen: Chastity Belt, 'I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone'

    05.25 / 09:56 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Seattle's rock scene is experiencing an underground renaissance, and at the center of its close-knit collective of punk-inspired bands is Chastity Belt. The laconic, yet rebellious foursome — singer and guitarist Julia Shapiro, guitarist Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm — have been growing an enthusiastic fan base since their days as a Walla Walla college band, thanks to two raucous albums and a delightful social media game. (Check out its hilariously cringey S…
  17. First Listen: Luke Combs, 'This One's For You'

    05.25 / 09:56 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    There's a perception these days (not entirely unfounded) that country music rewards its male performers for following a particular formula. The combination of gleaming, rhythmic Top 40 hooks, flirtatious frat-party swagger and small-town backdrops has served as a pattern in the industry, largely because it works., and artists who helped lay out the template, like Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt, have contributed mightily to the growth of country's millennial fanbase. (That philosophy is hardly…
  18. Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

    05.25 / 08:59 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDtibc13fc A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety. During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts had warned she could be at risk for getting a rare infection…
  19. Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

    05.24 / 22:53 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    Oil producers across the country are watching to see what OPEC does at its meeting in Vienna this week, since the cartel of oil-exporting countries has recently played a big role in turning around a two-year U.S. slump. There are more than twice as many U.S. rigs drilling for oil as a year ago, a turnaround that's felt keenly in places like the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco are flying off the shelves of the gas station Angela Neuman manages in the town of…
  20. Eugene Secures Federal Funding To Complete Downtown High Speed Fiber Project

    05.24 / 22:53 klcc.org Klcc.org - Oregon (OR)
    With a federal grant, a project to create a high speed fiber network in downtown Eugene is now fully funded. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $1.9 million dollar grant to the city this week. The grant, along with the city’s urban renewal money, will help Eugene realize its goal of being one of the best places in the country for internet acc…