Elizabeth Gabriel

KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow

Elizabeth Gabriel is the second KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She covers stories related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Elizabeth is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in rhetoric and writing, as well as radio, television, and film. Her radio experience includes participating in NPR’s Next Generation Radio project. For the assignment, she profiled Kate Hellenbrand—75 at the time—who is known as “America’s Godmother of Tattooing.” She also has interned with the news department at KUT in Austin, TX, and most recently completed an internship with KRBD in Ketchikan, AK, where she worked as a news reporter and hosted Morning Edition. 

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For low income residents with a disability, affording rent can be challenging. But Homes for Good recently received funds to help non-elderly disabled persons in Lane County.

For many who are low-income or homeless, Thanksgiving may involve a meal at a soup kitchen. But for some, the holiday is a party.

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As e-cigarette consumption among teens increases, Eugene researchers are creating resources to prevent usage. An online, interactive program for fifth and sixth graders could help reduce child vaping.

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A director of a Springfield healthcare facility is the 2019 Eugene Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year. The recipient is one of the first women of color to receive this honor.

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The Eugene 4J School Board unanimously approved a revised health policy at Wednesday’s school board meeting. The policy will provide free menstrual products in all female and most gender-neutral bathrooms in middle schools and high schools.

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Across the world, people are holding vigils (Wednesday) to recognize International Transgender Remembrance Day. KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel reports from an event at Lane Community College.

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Homeless services in the state have gotten some much needed financial help, including some in Lane County. Oregon Housing and Community Services awarded over $1.7 million to organizations across the state to help aid emergency homeless shelters.

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Nearly 700 Hamlin Middle School students attended an assembly Wednesday to honor veterans. During the event, students learned about soldier’s contributions and sacrifices.

Eugene Public Library

As Eugene children and families ring in the New Year, they will also celebrate waived library fines.

Krystal Abrams / Beyond Toxics

As the 2020 election nears, supporters are rallying to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, which aims to make Oregon 100% carbon-free by 2050. Today, Eugene supporters celebrated the next phase to put the measure on the ballot.

Housing Works

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for new apartment complexes in Redmond. The development will provide the city with more affordable housing.

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In July, Oregon passed Senate Bill 664 requiring Holocaust and genocide education to be taught starting next school year. Now, one Eugene high school is making sure students get to voice when and how they think students should learn about these issues.

Elizabeth Gabriel

As the number of vape deaths continues to rise—two of which were in Oregon—the future of vaping concerns many Oregonians. But were certain groups targeted to begin vaping the first place?

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About 40 people gathered Monday evening to hold a vigil to oppose an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Eugene. Participants held signs expressing concern for children who’ve been detained at the U.S. - Mexico border.  

Kathy Filip is with the Refugee Sanctuary Project of the Unitarian Universalist Church. She said community members should help asylum seekers feel comfortable in the community.

“Also, that the people are not breaking the law—these asylum seekers," said Filip. "They are not breaking the law and we need to help them any way we can.” 

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In partnership with the Oregon Black Pioneers, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon has a new exhibit. It illustrates the inequality for African Americans in Eugene—history many people might not know.

University of Oregon

According to a recently released survey, there’s been a slight decrease in sexual assault at the University of Oregon. Overall, the data shows the UO performed somewhat better than the national average.

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On Saturday, supporters celebrated the opening of the University of Oregon’s Black Cultural Center. But one of the former Black Student Task Force members said the university should still do more.

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In honor of National Coming Out Day, the University of Oregon will be celebrating LGBTQ members and allies with a festival.

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After the University of Oregon Black Student Task Force made a list of 12 demands in 2015, the university will celebrate the most recent demand completion this Saturday—the creation of a black cultural center on campus. 


Theatre company Pegasus Playhouse has debuted their first play—Too Many Princesses—which was written and directed by Eugene resident Scott Frazier-Maskiell.