News http://ijpr.org en Cows Versus Cannabis In Humboldt County http://ijpr.org/post/cows-versus-cannabis-humboldt-county <p>California’s worsening drought and booming marijuana industry are on a collision course.&nbsp; As the water levels drop and tensions rise, many are asking questions like: Who is to blame? Who should be rationed? And is there a solution?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">JPR’s Michael Joyce takes a look at just one angle of this crisis: cannabis and cows.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:11 +0000 Michael Joyce 16339 at http://ijpr.org Cows Versus Cannabis In Humboldt County Suing To Help The Bull Trout http://ijpr.org/post/suing-help-bull-trout <p></p><p></p><p>Environmental groups are keeping their own and government lawyers busy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.cascwild.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Cascadia Wildlands</strong></a> and other groups recently announced an intention to sue the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the bull trout.&nbsp;</p><p>The groups say the land agencies need a "timeout" to consider how projects on the lands they manage would affect the threatened trout.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16235 at http://ijpr.org Suing To Help The Bull Trout Where CFLs Go When They Die http://ijpr.org/post/where-cfls-go-when-they-die <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>We can certainly save a bunch of energy and money using modern light bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>They are uniformly more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs.&nbsp;</p><p>And--in theory, anyway--they last long enough to cover the addition upfront expense of buying them.&nbsp;</p><p>But the compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) contain some toxic substances that require more attention to disposal.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16234 at http://ijpr.org Where CFLs Go When They Die Josh Ritter Live Session Friday Aug 1st at Noon http://ijpr.org/post/josh-ritter-live-session-friday-aug-1st-noon <p>On Friday, August 1st at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with singer/songwriter Josh Ritter on Open Air.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:46 +0000 Eric Teel 16289 at http://ijpr.org Josh Ritter Live Session Friday Aug 1st at Noon Medford Considers Dog (Owner) Sanctions http://ijpr.org/post/medford-considers-dog-owner-sanctions <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Just because the <a href="http://www.ci.medford.or.us/" target="_blank"><strong>Medford City Council </strong></a>backed down from a dog fight does not mean it's done with dog issues.&nbsp;</p><p>The council chose not to enact a ban on certain aggressive dog breeds earlier this year, after hearing a fair amount of barking (sorry) from dog owners.&nbsp;</p><p>But issues with dogs remain in town.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16140 at http://ijpr.org Medford Considers Dog (Owner) Sanctions Southern Oregon U's New President http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-us-new-president <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Roy Saigo stepped into the college president's office at a time of upheaval: both faculty and students were unhappy about many issues.&nbsp;</p><p>And that was at his LAST job.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.sou.edu/president/index.html" target="_blank"><strong>Dr. Saigo</strong></a> inherits a similar situation as the interim president at Southern Oregon University, following program cuts and a faculty vote of no-confidence in the previous president.&nbsp;</p><p>Saigo has work cut out for him in a time of change across the Oregon state university system.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16139 at http://ijpr.org Southern Oregon U's New President Progress Made On Shasta County Fire; Fatality Discovered http://ijpr.org/post/progress-made-shasta-county-fire-fatality-discovered <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:02:07 +0000 Victoria Reed & Geoffrey Riley 15813 at http://ijpr.org Progress Made On Shasta County Fire; Fatality Discovered Tough Decisions At Start Of Library District http://ijpr.org/post/tough-decisions-start-library-district <p></p><p>The property taxes assessed for library operations in Jackson County will be the maximum allowed, 60 cents per thousands dollars of assessed value.&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson County voters approved the <a href="http://librariesforalljacksoncounty.org/" target="_blank"><strong>formation of a library district</strong></a> in the May election, and supporters rejoiced.&nbsp;</p><p>Then they took a look at the task at hand, and it's a big one.&nbsp;</p><p>The library district, through its board, formally got the responsibility of running the county libraries on July 1, just a month and a half after the election.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16067 at http://ijpr.org Tough Decisions At Start Of Library District Rewarding A Drive For Science http://ijpr.org/post/rewarding-drive-science <p></p><p></p><p>Do you love science?&nbsp; Or at least like it a lot?&nbsp;</p><p>We keep working as a society to engender interest in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering and math.&nbsp;</p><p>And an Oregon student, Rachel Lertora from Astoria, is a finalist in a national science competition climaxing on <a href="http://www.4-h.org/4-h-national-youth-science-day/" target="_blank"><strong>4-H National Youth Science Day.&nbsp; </strong></a> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16066 at http://ijpr.org Rewarding A Drive For Science The Great Society: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s LBJ Saga Continues http://ijpr.org/post/great-society-oregon-shakespeare-festival-s-lbj-saga-continues <p>Last month, the Tony Award for Best Play went to “All The Way,” a look at Lyndon Johnson’s sudden rise to the presidency and his push to pass the landmark Civil Rights Acts of 1964.</p><p>The play – written by Robert Schenkken and directed by Bill Rauch&nbsp;-- premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, before going on to Broadway.</p><p>Next week, the sequel – “The Great Society” – opens at OSF. Jefferson Public Radio'’s Liam Moriarty spoke with Bill Rauch and got a preview of the next chapter in this historical saga.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:05:31 +0000 Liam Moriarty 16108 at http://ijpr.org The Great Society: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s LBJ Saga Continues