Love Cross

Morning Edition Host / Weekend Edition Host

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. Previously, she served as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.

She has earned awards for her hosting and reporting from the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association and the Idaho Press Club.

Love is an avid music lover and enjoys going to concerts, volunteering in Eugene schools, and spending quality down time with her husband and their two daughters.

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Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A bill to protect thousands of acres and miles of river in Oregon passed out of a key US Senate committee last week.

Recorded On: October 5, 2018

Air Date: October 8, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomed Julie Fahey and Rich Cunningham for the Oregon’s Fourteenth State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates  The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped to select the written questions and kept the time. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert moderated the forum

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing out a new alert system this week. If you use a cell phone, you should expect a “Presidential Alert” message Wednesday morning.

Recorded On: September 28, 2018

Air Date: October 1, 2018

In anticipation of the general election in November, the City Club of Eugene welcomes back Marty Wilde and Mark Herbert for the Oregon’s Eleventh State House District Candidates Forum. This was an opportunity to learn more about both candidates and have them respond to questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped in selecting the written questions and keeping the time. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald is the forum moderator.

OPB

Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden says the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deserve a “credible and serious” process of investigation.

Recorded On: September 21, 2018

Air Date: September 24, 2018

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden is not interested in bailing out the pharmaceutical industry. The Democrat is expressing concern about a last minute change to a package of 70 bipartisan bills passed earlier this month to address the nation’s growing opioid crisis.

Goducks.com

Both Pac-12 Football match ups in the South Willamette Valley resulted in losses for the home teams on Saturday.

ladyclick.info

Springfield Police and EMS personnel have issued a public safety alert after responding to four suspected heroin overdoses in six hours on Saturday. An additional overdose was reported after a person was dropped off at the emergency room at McKenzie Willamette Hospital on Saturday evening.

Recorded On: September 14, 2018

Air Date: September 17, 2018

For over thirty years Oregon law has prohibited the use of state and local resources to enforce Federal Immigration law if a person’s only crime is being in the country illegally. The original bill passed the Oregon House by a vote of 58 to 1 and the Senate by 29-1 in 1987 and was signed by Governor Neil Goldschmidt.

Willamette National Forest

U.S Forest Service officials have begun surveying the damage caused to the Terwilliger Hot Springs as a result of the Terwilliger Fire that began on August 19th.

KLCC

Tensions are building among law enforcement in the fight over Oregon’s sanctuary law, which voters could decide to repeal in November, and lawmakers are weighing in.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Recorded On: September 7, 2018

Air Date: September 10, 2018

Do you feel safe to walk downtown at night? Have you stopped going to dinner or a movie out of fear? Are you concerned about going to your car after work? Does the perception match the reality of the statistics? How have the business owners been impacted? Has the economic vitality and growth of Eugene been affected?

inciweb

I-5 is now open near the Oregon-California border.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Eugene’s Police Chief says residents and business owners need to find the courage to reclaim the downtown.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association have determined the cause of several fires that began on Friday evening along Interstate 5 at milepost 163 near Curtin was a failed catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. The six fires burned a combined total of approximately 97 acres.

United States Forest Service

UPDATE: As of 7:10 pm Monday (9/3), the Terwilliger Fire 60 miles east of Eugene-Springfield continues to burn in rugged terrain.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Multiple fire agencies responded to several fires along I-5 near Curtin on Friday evening. Six fires were reported to be burning between milepost 162 and milepost 165 northbound at around 6:00pm Friday.

InciWeb

Air attacks on the Terwilliger Fire burning east and west of the Cougar Reservoir were suspended Sunday after an unmanned aircraft system, or “drone”, was detected over the fire, violating a temporary flight restriction.

Rob Mutch / US Forest Service

A new fire was reported on the Willamette National Forest near Terwilliger Hot Springs on Sunday.

Roseburg Fire Deparment

The Roseburg Fire Department responded to a brush fire on a hillside near downtown Roseburg on Monday evening.

Recorded On: July 27, 2018

Air Date: July 30, 2018

What’s DACA All About? Most American citizens are the children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We know from our own family stories that whatever our roots, we found pathways to inclusion in the community, to productive places in the workforce, and to wide-ranging spots on the social and political spectrum. Is the situation of immigrants different today? Are the immigrants themselves any different? In this panel, we will hear from two experts on DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Mike Theiler / Reuters

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden stopped by KLCC on his way to Medford Sunday where he met with fire officials battling the Garner Complex Fire in Southern Oregon. Senator Wyden shared his thoughts about the impacts of wildfires, ranging from smoke in the air to the devastation on the ground.

Freedom of speech is an integral part of the U.S.A’s national identity. It allows us to freely engage in civil discourse, openly critique powerful institutions, and promote new ideas to improve our society. However, freedom of speech is also used to justify hate speech. This has led to a series of questions that are increasingly being asked nationwide.

Recorded On: July 13, 2018

Air Date: July 16, 2018

Funding the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has been a challenging topic for many years. The current estimated shortfall between expected revenue and anticipated pension payments is 25 Billion dollars. That raises a lot of questions.How did we get here? What has been done within legal requirements to reduce that gap and how will the State and local governments cover the difference? What will it take to resolve the issue?

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

More than 100 firefighters are working on the Silver Creek fire east of Salem in Silver Falls State Park. The fire, reported on July 12th, forced the evacuation of a YMCA youth camp on Friday, and has closed some backcounty trails. The fire is currently estimated at 27 acres and continues to burn in in remote, steep, timbered terrain in the Howard Creek drainage.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Firefighters are working on a fire east of Salem in Silver Falls State Park that forced the evacuation of a YMCA youth camp and has closed some backcounty trails. The fire is currently estimated at 10 acres and is burning in remote, steep, timbered terrain.

kezi.com

The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department and Eugene Police Department are reminding residents that while fireworks are a traditional way to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, they can be bothersome and they pose an extreme fire hazard.

Recorded On: June 29, 2018

Air Date: July 2, 2018

In the summer of 1926, several thousand performers gathered at Hayward Field for the world premiere performance of “Klatawa: A Pageant of Transportation.” The occasion of Klatawa — from the Chinook word for “to travel” or “to go” — was the joining of eastern and western Oregon with a southern Pacific rail line between Klamath Falls and Eugene. A year later, the last of Eugene’s trolley-cars ceased running. About this time, the Ford Motor Company replaced its Model T with the Model A, the best-selling car of its time.

Oregon Department of Forestry

With conditions becoming drier and warmer, the Oregon Department of Forestry has declared fire restrictions are now in effect for the West Lane District.  While industrial operators have had some restrictions imposed on them since June 21, the public has remained unrestricted until now.

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