Live Session Archive
8:47 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Live Session

Dominic Barth

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a Detroit-based based pop band created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott.

Aired 11-29-2013

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Governor Kitzhaber To Announce Changes
6:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Oregon Health Exchange To Get Help

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber plans to announce changes to the state's troubled health insurance exchange. It is running far behind other states and has yet to enroll a single person.

Kitzhaber's office would describe the changes only as "additional resources, support, and accountability to boost health care enrollment."

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Environmental Concerns Cited
6:35 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Fracking Moratorium Requested

California U.S. Representative Lois Capps has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking until there's more study. In a letter to the Interior Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week, Capps says she wants the federal government to conduct a study of fracking's impacts to the marine environment.

A recent report by the Associated Press documented at least a dozen instances of hydraulic fracturing in the Santa Barbara Channel, site of a disastrous 1969 oil platform blowout that spurred the modern environmental movement.

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Held on $1million bail
4:13 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Arrest Made in Medford DA Bombing

Alan Leroy McVay
Credit Jackson County Jail

Police in Medford, Oregon have arrested a suspect believed to be behind the bombing last week of the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.


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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:45 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Oregon Considers Changes In Liquor Regulation

Credit Ziko/Wikimedia

OLCC chair Rob Patridge talks about the process of changing--possibly--liquor laws in Oregon.

How and where alcoholic beverages are sold changes from state to state. 

Oregon is still one of the states where the state government still plays a major hand, while neighboring Washington changed to a system that makes packaged-liquor sales more of a private-sector function.  

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Most Costly In History
7:23 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Oregon's Fire Season Expensive

Credit U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Oregon's last fire season was the most costly in history, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Department official Dan Postrel says the department spent $122 Million fighting fires that scorched more than 100,000 acres-more than 156 square miles. That is the most in 60 years.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 20, 2013
3:27 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Campaigning For A Ban On Neonicotinoids


Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics discusses a proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

The bodies of 50,000 dead bees no longer litter the parking lot of a Portland-area shopping center.

But the impact of last June's bee kill is still being felt. 

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Earthfix Northwest Environmental News
11:42 am
Wed November 20, 2013

China’s Building Boom Revives Northwest Log Export Debate

A scaler grades logs that Teevin Brothers are preparing to ship to China. It can take 37,000 logs to fill a vessel.
Credit Amelia Templeton, EarthFix

Log export proposals are causing controversy along the Northwest coast.

Ports along the Oregon and Washington coast are looking to reopen log yards that shut down years ago, and provide the raw material to feed China’s construction boom. But some residents in Newport Oregon say a proposal to export logs there isn’t good for the community, and will hurt Northwest mills. From EarthFix, Amelia Templeton has this report.

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Affordable Care Act
6:28 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

States Respond To Obamacare Fix

Credit National Cancer Institute

How Oregon and California are dealing with President Obama's healthcare fix

President Obama has tried to fix a problem with the Affordable Care Act that’s become a growing political headache for his administration.  In the process, he threw a new variable into the already-confused health insurance marketplace. JPR’s Liam Moriarty takes a look at how the dust is settling in Oregon and California. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 19, 2013
10:47 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs"


Ariane Holm of Cover Oregon explains the workings of the Application Fairs.

The federal website is the focus of anger and the butt of many jokes these days, since it has yet to deliver on the promise of allowing people to browse and sign up for health insurance.

Things may actually be worse at the state site

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