The Russia Investigations: Mueller Indicts The 'Internet Research Agency'

This week in the Russia investigations: A major new indictment from the special counsel's office that charges thirteen individuals and three companies and shakes up the political rhetoric as new facts are revealed in the sprawling imbroglio. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller prefers to let his work do the talking for him. On Friday, he delivered a stemwinder . Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the attack on...

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JPR Live Session: Tyson Motsenbocker

In North Central Washington State, Tyson Motsenbocker grew up in the apple orchards and pine forests at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It’s the pastoral sound of his childhood that has defined the sound of his music, even among the freeways and fast pace of his new Southern California home. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads, Motsenbocker defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.

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Signals & Noise: Media Faster Than Lightning

We are not kidding when we say the media landscape changes at lightning speed in today's world. Who would have thought major news organizations would quote the purported comments of the president and say "s**thole" on the air? But it happened, just hours after the last Signals & Noise segment. That's our monthly conclave with members of the Communication faculty at Southern Oregon University .

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PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

By the time the first week wrapped up at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the powerful, icy winds that earlier disrupted or delayed competition had largely calmed. Norway's team led in medals, with 19, and Germany won more gold — nine medals — in the first week than any other country. The U.S., meanwhile, earned eight medals by Friday, including five gold. Snowboarder Redmond "Red" Gerard, a 17-year-old who overslept on the day of his event and had to borrow a too-big jacket after he couldn't...

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Remember how happy you were as a kid to hear the distant music of the ice cream truck get louder as it drove closer to your block? Residents of New Orleans would get that feeling when they heard the song of local produce vendor Mr. Okra, who drove up and down the streets of the city, hawking his wares. "I have the mango, I have spinach, I have yellow squash, corn on the cob," he'd chant in rhythm from a PA system attached to the roof of his bright red pick-up truck. "I have eggplant, I have...

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As it turns out, Oregon doesn't appear to face an immediate budget crunch from the new federal tax law.

That's the conclusion of a new state economic forecast released Friday showing that the state is picking up enough additional revenue to stay in the black for the rest of the 2017-19 budget cycle.

That new forecast led Gov. Kate Brown to warn her fellow Democrats in the Legislature to scale back a bill that would curb tax breaks for smaller companies.

"I believe we must protect small businesses, the engine of our economic growth," Brown said in a statement.

In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus.

When Mark Gaskell moved to California after working in coffee-growing regions in Central America, he noticed coffee plants growing in gardens and wondered if large-scale production was an option.

Building on a career that spans over 17 years with a history that includes Seattle, New York City, and everywhere in between, Jon Fickes proudly debuts his most ambitious album yet, Closer to a Ghost. The album, a release by his newest musical endeavor, A View of Earth from the Moon, is “everything I’ve always wanted a record to be.

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Democratic state Sen. Tony Mendoza is suing the California Senate — and he isn’t pulling any punches against his former colleagues.

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced defendant Jason Patrick to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Oregon lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that expands the number of domestic violence abusers who are prohibited from owning firearms.

The measure, dubbed the “boyfriend loophole,” would ban those convicted of domestic violence or stalking from owning guns, regardless of their marital status with the victim.

Rep. Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, said he’s heard the argument that this measure would only affect law-abiding gun owners. But he doesn’t buy it.

Oregon Meth-Related Deaths Higher Than Ever

Feb 15, 2018
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Meth-related deaths are higher now than they’ve ever been in Oregon, far surpassing the rates seen at the height of the meth crisis in the mid-2000s.

Oregon State University

Barley is an important grain for many different human and animal uses. 

But the grain is just darned hard to remove from its hull.  Unless it's "naked barley." 

This is a variety mutated to allow easier separation of grain and hull. 

Oregon State University is at the center of an effort to study the potential uses of naked barley. 

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Be prepared to stretch your definition of music.  Because a recently released CD features Southern Oregon University's Percussion Ensemble performing a piece by the boundary-stretching composer Mark Applebaum

And the piece includes such exotic instrumentation as bubble wrap.  That's right, the stuff that you use to pack fragile items into boxes.  Popping the bubbles makes a sound, a percussive one at that. 

Terry Longshore directs the Percussion Ensemble. 

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