Trump Returns To Washington, Seeking New Afghanistan Policy And Overall Reset

Updated at 11:27 am ET President Trump is set to deliver a prime-time address to the nation on Afghanistan Monday night. The speech marks a dramatic return for the president after his none-too-restful "working vacation." The getaway was marked by another staff shakeup and controversy over Trump's remarks on the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever...

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JPR Live Session: Eddie Berman

Eddie Berman grew up in Southern California and taught himself guitar and piano. He fell in love with the troubadour styles of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk as a teenager and learned to fingerpick on his father’s 1950s Martin guitar, first writing his own songs as a college student at Berkeley. He made waves in the acoustic music world half a decade ago when his bedroom demos were given significant airplay on influential LA radio station KCRW.

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Marijuana Prevention Programs Hang On

Legal marijuana puts states in some strange positions. Under state law, adults can use marijuana for either recreational or medical purposes. Either way, it's still illegal under federal law. And people can abuse it, so the Oregon Health Authority still maintains a marijuana use prevention program . OHA is also taking its youth program, Stay True to You , statewide after a pilot project.

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How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years, Davis, a black man, has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says once the friendship blossoms, the Klansmen realize that their hate may be misguided. Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. When that happens, Davis collects the robes and keeps them in his home as a reminder of the dent he has made in...

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Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control. "I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby. Padilla says that's not a question they could have...

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Chetco Bar Fire Triples In Size

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UPDATE: MONDAY, AUG. 21 ...  The Chetco Bar fire in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has tripled in size since Sunday morning. It's now burned more than 91,000 acres, leading to road and trail closures and evacuation orders.

Strong winds yesterday and overnight pushed the fire to the south and west. The present perimeter of the fire is in the vicinity of Nook Bar west to Ransom Ridge and north to Bosley Butte. Structure protection equipment will focus their work around homes.

Northwest Confederate Monuments Targeted For Removal And Vandalism

Aug 20, 2017

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 them.

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The Eclipse Complex in Klamath National Forest has burned a total of 17,501 acres and is 15% contained.

Scheduled utility maintenance at our Gunsight communications site will affect the Classics & News service and we are expecting be off the air Monday, August 21st - August 22nd. We expect power will be restored on August 23rd and service will return to normal.

During this outage you can listen to any of our three services using the listen live feature at the top of the page. 

Thanks for your patience!

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UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 ... Crews fighting the High Cascades Complex fires near Crater Lake are turning their attention to repairing damaged caused by fire suppression work, with help from newly -assigned National Guard troops. Some personnel and equipment is being reassigned to higher priority fires around the region.

Eddie Berman grew up in Southern California and taught himself guitar and piano. He fell in love with the troubadour styles of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk as a teenager and learned to fingerpick on his father’s 1950s Martin guitar, first writing his own songs as a college student at Berkeley. He made waves in the acoustic music world half a decade ago when his bedroom demos were given significant airplay on influential LA radio station KCRW.

Spectators around the country are gearing up, eclipse glasses at the ready, for the solar eclipse on Monday. But another group — perhaps more anxious than eager — is preparing as well: the people who run California's electric grid.

California is home to almost half of all the solar power in the country. So even a partial loss of the sun will mean a major dip in the energy supply.

Ranchers in eastern Oregon are trying to cash in on eclipse visitors by opening their spreads to campers. Some have already signed on hundreds of visitors while others are hoping for a rush of last-minute eclipse-ers.

‘Ugly’ Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

Aug 17, 2017
Courtesy of Imperfect Produce

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest.

Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and vegetables from West Coast farms and delivers them to people’s homes at discounted prices.

Company CEO Ben Simon said most grocery stores won’t sell scarred plums or oddly shaped eggplants, but they’re still perfectly good food that shouldn’t go to waste.

California lawmakers will debate how to address a backlog of untested rape kits, when they return to work at the state Capitol on Aug. 21.

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