Anni Katz

Morning Edition Host / Reporter

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.

Anni moved back to Eugene in 2008 and opened a farm-to-table pub with her husband. She co-hosted KLCC's Food For Thought until moving into her current position in 2015.

Anni has 2 daughters and enjoys cooking, being outside and a good book.

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Mt Pisgah Arboretum

That smoke you’re seeing and probably smelling over Eugene-Springfield right now? It’s not a wildfire – just a prescribed burn at Mount Pisgah.

US Forest Service

As of Tuesday morning, open fires are now allowed in the Willamette National Forest. That’s due to the cooler temperatures that arrived over the weekend.

Inciweb

Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Forestry raised the fire danger level back up to blue or “moderate” in Lane County and parts of northern Douglas County. But, overall, it’s been pretty safe in the district this season.

Oregon Department of Forestry

It seemed like fall in the Southern Willamette Valley – cooler mornings, overcast skies and even rain.

Wikipedia

Lane County residents have long spoken about the need for public transportation between Eugene and Florence.

Eugene/Springfield CERT

Do you have enough to survive for 2 weeks without electricity or water?

corvallisadvocate.com

The city of Springfield has tripled the amount of money it provides to an overnight parking program.

The Eugene School District has finalized a contract with its classfied employees union.

US Forest Service

The Terwilliger Fire, in the Willamette National forest, is now 6,866 acres and 17% contained.

Wikimedia

An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of Native American-themed images.

The Eugene 4J School District has approved new standard school schedules and consistent calendars that will go into effect this fall.

On Health

Almost three dozen Adams Elementary School students are staying home from school due to an outbreak of whooping cough.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

A massive fire destroyed the Whitsell wood products manufacturing plant in the community of Saginaw, north of Cottage Grove.

The Register Guard

The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

Cottage Grove Sentinel

Oregon’s licensing agency for educators has dismissed misconduct allegations against the former superintendent of the South Lane School District.

City of Eugene

The city of Eugene has a new police chief.

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

Recorded on: March 30, 2018Air Date: April 2, 2018

Eugene School District 4J

The Eugene School District is considering the implementation of a common schedule for all of its students.

James Snook, USA Today

The best season in the history of Oregon women’s basketball has ended. The No. 2 Ducks lost 84-74 last night to No. 1 Notre Dame in Spokane.

TrackTown USA

USA Track and Field has placed its president, Vin Lananna, on temporary leave to avoid potential conflict of interest concerns over an investigation into the awarding of the 2021 world championships to Eugene.

Recorded on: February 16, 2018

Air Date: February 19, 2018

Governor Kate Brown established the Cleaner Air Oregon regulatory examination and overhaul after air quality monitoring research done by the US Forest Service in the Portland area showed dangerous levels of air pollutants.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

Jacob Laskey, who served more than 11 years in federal prison for a racially motivated attack on Eugene's largest synagogue, was arrested on Saturday in connection with a stabbing at a mobile home park in Creswell.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Lane County says a tentative agreement has been reached with its largest employee union, AFSCME, after nearly 8 months of negotiations and a 7 day strike.

Recorded on: September 22, 2017

Air Date: September 25, 2017

The Oregonian

The Willie Taggart-era at the University of Oregon got off to a fast start with Tony Brooks-James' 100-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Southern Utah on Saturday.

U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service says there are 25 large wildfires in the region that have consumed over 367,000 acres. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency deemed the air quality "unhealthy" on Saturday.

Oregon State Police

A utility company says a dead tree that fell on power lines appears to have caused a brush fire near Oakridge that destroyed a trailer and shut down lanes of Highway 58 for several hours before it was contained.

Recorded on: July 21, 2017

Air Date: July 24, 2017

Recorded on: March 30, 2017

Air Date: July 3, 2017

Soraya Deen told the LA Times recently that she vividly remembers the moment she was spurred to activism. The Sri Lankan immigrant told the Times, she was picking up her 7-year-old son from a Woodland Hills school on Sept. 11, 2007, when he asked amid tears: “Mommy, are we terrorists?”

The Times reports the mother of two said: “That’s when I decided circumstances don’t have to define who we are,” We all have the capacity to change those circumstances.”

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