Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire Agencies Make Plans To Coordinate Better

After nearly a week of fighting dozens of lightning-caused fires, agencies in several levels of government announced plans to better coordinate the firefighting.

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JPR Live Session: Michael Rault

Michael Rault ’s second full-length, It’s A New Day Tonight , has its home in the darkness, like much rock and roll—many of its songs look at nocturnal activities, particularly sleep. “ Sleeping and dreaming were attractive concepts, ” says Rault. “ I was looking for an escape from a lot of frustrating and dissatisfying conditions in my day-to-day life. ”

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ICE Detainees Cast New Light On Conditions Inside Oregon Prison

Thoughts of suicide, hours of confinement and denial of medical care are among the complaints outlined in new federal court documents from immigration detainees being held at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon. I feel bad. I get depressed. I have thought about taking my life because I had never been locked up, said one detainee, identified in court documents as ICE Detainee No. 3. On Wednesday, Oregon's federal public defender filed five habeas corpus petitions...

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Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

"Deliberate use of fire, as well as control of wildfires, must be an integral part of the planning process. Thomas C. Nelson, Deputy Forest Service Chief, in 1979. The U.S. government spent a record $2.9 billion fighting wildfires last year. This year is shaping up to be another costly fire season. It doesnt have to be that way. Up against pressure from politicians and the public, risk-averse bureaucracies drive their fire managers to spend millions of dollars suppressing wildfires that pose...

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Andrew Bowen for Capital Public Radio

How Helpful Is The California Democratic Party’s Endorsement Of Kevin De León Over Dianne Feinstein?

California state Sen. Kevin de León got a boost over the weekend in his underdog campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein this fall: an endorsement from the state Democratic Party.

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Ellis Paul & Rebecca Loebe Live Session

May 3, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Ellis Paul, now referred to as the "Dean of the Boston singer/songwriter scene," and Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe visited JPR to talk about their respective careers and play a few tunes ahead of their concert in Ashland.

Väsen Live Session

Apr 22, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from April 22nd, 2013 features artist Väsen.

Colin Hay Live Session

Apr 10, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Colin Hay drops by JPR to talk about his years as a global rock star as the front man of Men@Work, the resurgence of his career after some fortuitous song placement in film and television, and his favorite European footballer.

Jamie N. Commons Live Session

Mar 23, 2013

The young British bluesman stopped by JPR for one of his very first US radio appearances, and gave us a special version of the tune that the TV Show The Walking Dead chose for it's theme song.

Anais Mitchell / Jefferson Hamer Live Session

Mar 18, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from March 18th, 2013 features artists Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

Erin McKeown

Mar 8, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from March 8th, 2013 features artist Erin McKeown.

Joshua James Live Session

Mar 5, 2013

This archived live session from March 5th, 2013 features Joshua James.

Nels Andrews Live Session

Jan 23, 2013
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

Steph Macpherson Live Session

Jan 21, 2013

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

Matt the Electrician Live Session

Dec 13, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

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