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Oregon's New Tuition Waiver No Guarantee Of 'Free' Community College

Oregon’s state legislature outpaced most of the country this past session when lawmakers passed a tuition waiver program for two years of community college. But that’s no guarantee of “free” school.
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Soleil Rowan

JPR Live Session: Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade

Back in February, NPR announced Fantastic Negrito as the winner of their inaugural Tiny Desk Concert Contest. Here at JPR, we watched nearly 35 excellent videos submitted by musicians from our region and decided to select our own winner -- the best of the State of Jefferson. When the dust settled, we had a clear winner: Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade.
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The Piano At The Center Of The Universe

Pianos placed in public spaces are becoming a staple of urban performance art. This summer you could find them in Portland, Minneapolis, and even Paris to name just a few places. It seems many of us are fascinated by the magic that occurs when serendipity meets music in a place where music usually is not. JPR’s Michael Joyce found just such a place: a public piano on a sidewalk, just one block from the Center of the Universe.
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Small Shocks Help Enormous Birds Learn To Avoid Power Lines

The California condor is big. In fact, it's the largest flying bird in North America with a wingspan of 9 1/2 feet.Michael Mace, curator of birds for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, tells NPR's Arun Rath that the condor "is like the 747 compared to a Cessna if you look at it proportionally with other species like eagles and turkey vultures."Mace works in a condor power line aversion training program at the zoo. It was developed to address the condors' unfortunate run-ins with power lines."When...
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Blumenauer Works To Change Federal Pot Law

Oregon may be among the pioneering states in legalizing marijuana, but there's still a major issue: pot is illegal under federal law. It is up to Congress to change the law, if members see fit. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) sees fit. Blumenauer is spending time in our neck of the woods, explaining his proposals for changing marijuana in federal law, and for getting more for Oregon out of federal farm policy.
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Oregon’s state legislature outpaced most of the country this past session when lawmakers passed a tuition waiver program for two years of community college. But that’s no guarantee of “free” school.

KAGI is Off the Air in Grants Pass

16 hours ago

Updated 8/31/15 | 6:00 pm -- Our engineer spent the day tracking down loss of JPR's News and Information Service signal on KAGI/AM930.  He discovered a failed microwave transmitter on King Mountain, which feeds the KAGI transmitter in Grants Pass.  We'll work to make repairs tomorrow and KAGI should return to service tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 9/1)

In the meantime we encourage affected listeners to listen on the live stream, which can be found at the top of our home page at ijpr.org

Thank you for your patience!

Ken Kesey Mural Dedicated In Springfield

18 hours ago

Renowned author and Merry Prankster Ken Kesey grew up in Springfield. The city recently commissioned a two-story, photo-realistic mural to honor their hometown son.

PNW Smoke Map

UPDATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 11:30 A.M. ... For the first time in over a month, most locations in southern Oregon and northern California report "Good" air quality.

A few monitoring stations -- mostly near the remaining active fires -- have only "Moderate" readings, and one registers "Unhealthy."

But after weeks of hazy, smoky air around the region, the Air Quality Map shows nearly all green dots, indicating "Good" Air Quality Index readings.

Klamath Basin & Northern California Signal Update

19 hours ago

Pacific Power has notified us of scheduled maintenance that will affect JPR service this coming Monday, August 31st in the Klamath Basin and Northern California. Service will be affected from approximately 10am - 3pm in the following counties: Klamath, Lake, Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc and Lassen. 

We are working to maintain service for as long as possible, however, we are not able to use portable generators due to current fire risk. 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 10 AM ... Lower temperatures, higher humidity, and rain brought much needed relief to the wildfires of Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties.

Rain totals over the weekend ranged from a tenth of an inch throughout most of Trinity County to almost two inches near the Gasquet and Nickowitz fire complexes east of Crescent City. 

The favorable weather conditions are expected to persist throughout most of the week as crews continue to make major strides in containment across all the wildfires in the region.

On Friday, September 25th at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke on Open Air.

On Friday, September 18th at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with the band HONEYHONEY on Open Air.

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Pianos placed in public spaces are becoming a staple of urban performance art. This summer you could find them in Portland, Minneapolis, and even Paris to name just a few places.  It seems many of us are fascinated by the magic that occurs when serendipity meets music in a place where music usually is not. 

JPR’s Michael Joyce found just such a place: a public piano on a sidewalk, just one block from the Center of the Universe.

USFS Spends $10M Per Day On Wildfires In Oregon

Aug 28, 2015

Around the region, thick smoke has become commonplace as homes and other structures have been destroyed.

Fire managers said Friday they expect this fire season to last until through September and well into October.

Lawmakers are hoping a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate could help with mounting costs. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) and Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (R) are working with other western senators to change the way wildfire suppression gets funded.

The bill would pay for wildfires out of a disaster account, similar to clean up from hurricanes and tornadoes.

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