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Klamathon Fire Nears End As Lightning Starts New Fires

Summer lightning returned to the skies over Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday, just as Klamathon Fire managers were preparing to declare that fire 100% contained.

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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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Curbing California Cow Burps: The Answer In The Sea

Methane is perhaps the most potent of greenhouse gases, and California has 1.8 million emitters of methane walking around on four legs. Dairy cows "give off" methane in ways you'd expect (think the back end), and ways you might not: they burp. Cow burps are methane-rich. But experiments at the University of California-Davis show that the addition of just a little seaweed to a cow's diet can greatly reduce the burps.

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Your Turn: When Parents Push Too Hard ... Or Not Enough

As a parent, did you ever push your child in ways you now regret – or not push enough? Or when you were a child, did you ever feel pushed too hard or not enough? These were the questions we posed to you, our audience, at the conclusion of our story highlighting a troubling situation in Ghana: Parents in the capital city of Accra are putting their kids in strict, academically focused preschools at ever younger ages – but tests suggest most kids aren't actually learning much. And when the...

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Tired Of Tiny Seats And No Legroom On Flights? Don't Expect It To Change

Most of us know the routine of boarding an airplane: First, there's the patient waiting in line at the gate, and then again on the jet bridge, and waiting yet again for fellow passengers to put luggage in the overhead bins, before finally it's your turn to find your seat and do the same. Now, actually getting into the that narrow window or middle seat is another problem. If you're like me, you suck in your gut, squeeze over the outer seats, twist, bend and turn to stuff a bag under the seat...

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Cal Fire

Summer lightning returned to the skies over Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday, just as Klamathon Fire managers were preparing to declare that fire 100% contained.

The engineer operating the doomed Amtrak 501 train traveling from Seattle to Portland on Dec. 18 last year told investigators the train had a different control panel and displays than what he was used to.

The morning of the trip, the engineer planned to get up front, touch the dials and nobs to refamiliarize himself with the train.

From the time he sat down in the seat to the time he moved the throttle to pull out of the station, he had just 60 seconds to review the controls before it was time to leave.

Regardless of where you live in the Northwest, someone was there before you…but who?

On Friday, August 3rd at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with The Real Sarahs on Open Air.

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.

On Friday, July 27th at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with Hannah Mayree on Open Air.

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The supermarket age is all about food traveling great distances to reach us.  So the chance of getting to know the people who grow your food is limited. 

Unless you buy local food... which is encouraged by many people these days.  The Rogue Valley Farm Tour enhances the eat-local experience by taking people out to meet the farmers. 

Ashland Food Co-op and Medford Food Co-op are partners on the tour. 

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Mental illness often shows up early in adulthood, but it can affect a person earlier in life. 

This month on Compass Radio we hear from Debra, a Southern Oregon Compass House member who has experienced episodes of mental illness since childhood.

She told Compass House interviewer Bryce Harding that her illness first manifested itself in the form of premonitions – she would actually predict events before they happened. 

Portland Police are looking for people who might have seen the Portland State University officer-involved shooting of Jason Washington.

The shooting occurred near Southwest College Street between Southwest Broadway and Sixth Avenue around 1:30 a.m., Friday, June 29.

California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

Jul 12, 2018
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California has hit its goal for lowering climate change-causing emissions early.

The state Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels in 2016 — the most recent year data is available — four years earlier than the 2020 target set last decade.

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