Love Cross

Weekend Edition Host and Morning 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.

In 2019 Love earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast, and a PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Association) award for Best Newscast. She has also 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 and sporting events, volunteering in Eugene schools, and hanging out with her husband and their daughters.

You can hear her on Weekend Edition, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 5-10am, and on Monday Morning Edition from 4 to 9am. You can also follow her on Twitter: @KLCCLoveCross.

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Douglas County Sheriff

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is continuing search efforts in the Twin Lakes area for a missing Roseburg man.

Eugene Springfield Fire

Fire crews responded to a large fire involving the Union Pacific Railroad trestle at South 2nd Street in Springfield early Monday morning.

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University of Oregon Volleyball was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Purdue Sunday in Omaha. The No. 10 Ducks dropped their Sweet 16 matchup to the No. 7 Boilermakers in four sets.

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University of Oregon Volleyball is moving on to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Volleyball tournament after a 3-0 sweep of Notre Dame on Wednesday in Omaha. The Ducks won in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

Oregon State University

Tuition and fees are going up at Oregon State University for the next school year.

Program Date: April 2, 2021

Air Date: April 5, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

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Corvallis Police shot and killed a 32-year-old Philomath man early Saturday morning at the Days Inn Hotel on NW 9th Street.

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After making it to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982, Oregon State Men’s Basketball is out of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The No.12 seeded Beavers fell 67-61 to No.2 Houston Monday in Indianapolis.

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Oregon’s season came to an end Sunday, after an 82-68 loss to USC in the Regional Semifinal round of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis.

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The playoff run in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tournament is over for No. 6 seeded Oregon after their 60-42 loss to No. 2 seed Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday in San Antonio.

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It’s off to the Elite Eight for No. 12 seed Oregon State after another upset win at the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis. The Beavers took down No. 8 Loyola Chicago 65-58 Saturday, sending them to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982.

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It's on to the Sweet 16 for Oregon, as the No. 6 Ducks defeated No. 3 Georgia, 57-50, at the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in San Antonio Wednesday. This is the fourth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 for the Ducks.

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No. 8 Oregon State is out at the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, after a 59-42 loss to No. 1 South Carolina Tuesday in San Antonio.

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The No. 6 Ducks won their first game of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, beating No. 11 South Dakota, 67-47, Monday in San Antonio.

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Oregon and Oregon State sports fans have a lot to cheer for this week.

  

Both of Oregon State’s women’s and men’s teams are moving on in the NCAA Tournaments after big wins on Sunday. The No. 12 Beavers’ men’s team notched another upset victory, beating No. 2 Oklahoma State 80-70. OSU heads to next weekend’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 1983. 

The No. 8 Beavers women moved on to round two after defeating No. 9 Florida State, 83-59 and will face No. 1 seed South Carolina in the second round Tuesday.

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Oregon advanced to the Sweet Sixteen Monday after upsetting No. 2 Iowa, 95-80, at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis.

This will be the second consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance for seventh-seeded Ducks, who reached that round in the 2019 Tournament. 

The Ducks had four players score in double digits. Chris Duarte had 23 points, LJ Figueroa scored 21, Will Richardson added 19, and Eugene Omoruyi had 17 in the win.

Iowa standout Luka Garza, the two-time Big 10 Player of the Year, scored 36 points for Hawkeyes.

Program Date: March 19, 2021

Air Date: March 22, 2021

From The City Club of Eugene:

A 2019 report from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission found that Oregon “ranks among the most challenged states in the nation for substance abuse and mental health problems, while at the same time ranking among the worst states for access and engagement with care.”

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No. 12 seed Oregon State continued their 2021 NCAA Tournament run with an 80-70 win over No. 4 Oklahoma State on Sunday in Indianapolis. The win moves the Beavers in to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1983.

OSU led by as many as 18, but the Cowboys cut the Beavers' lead to only two points mid-way through the second half. Ethan Thompson had 24 points in the win. Maurice Calloo and and Jarod Lucas each added 15. Warith Alatishe and Roman Silva each pulled down 12 rebounds.

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Oregon State made easy work of Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Sunday, with an 83-59 win. OSU had three players with double-digit scoring, led by Aleah Goodman with 24 points. Taylor Jones added 18 and Sasha Goforth had 14 in the win.

The Beavers went into the game as a No. 8 seed, facing the ninth-seeded Seminoles. Oregon State shot 55% in field goals and made 46% of their shots from beyonf the arc, going 7/15 from three-point range.

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Oregon advanced in the 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament after their Saturday night opponent, Virginia Commonwealth, had multiple players test positive for COVID-19 and was forced to pull out of the tournament.

The NCAA ruled that 10th-seeded VCU’s first-round game Saturday against Oregon was a “no-contest.” That means the seventh-seeded Ducks will advance to face Iowa in the second round of the West region on Monday. The announcement came a little more than three hours before VCU and Oregon were supposed to play.

Oregon Coach Dana Altman released this statement on Saturday:

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No. 12-seed Oregon State is moving on to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament after their 70-56 upset win over 5-seed Tennessee on Friday in Indianapolis.

The Beavers were 47% on three-point attempts, sinking 10/21 long shots. Roman Silva had a career-high 16 points in the win. Jarod Lucas added 14 and Ethan Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Beavers earned their entry to the 2021 NCAA Tournament after winning the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament.

Friday’s victory was Oregon State’s first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1982.

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Oregon State won their first ever Pac-12 Tournament title after downing Colorado 70-68 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

The win punched OSU’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament which begins on March 18.

Maurice Calloo scored 15 points in the win, while Jarod Lucas added 14 for the Beavers. OSU sank nine three-pointers and were 68% in free throw attempts.

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Oregon State Men’s Basketball will be playing in the Pac-12 Tournament title game for the first time since 1988. The Beavers dominated Oregon, 75-64, on Friday in Las Vegas, knocking out the regular season champs.

The Beavers were aggressive from the start, building a 19-point lead in the second half. The Ducks had a late rally with, closing the gap to only 5 points with under 5 minutes left to play. Oregon State’s Jared Lucas hit a 3-pointer to stop a 15-3 run and the Beavers pushed the lead back to 12.

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The Oregon men are the Pac-12 basketball regular season champs for the second year in a row after beating Oregon State 80-67 in Corvallis Sunday. This is the Ducks’ 4th regular-season title in the past six years.

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Sunday brought another big with for Oregon State Women's Basketball. Aleah Goodman scored 20 points, leading six beavers into double figures as OSU topped No. 14 Oregon 88-77 in the annual rivalry game on Sunday in Eugene. This was the second upset win in a week for the Beavers after they knocked off then No. 8 UCLA on Feb. 21 in California.

livewireradio.org

Live Wire Radio started in 2003 and each week provides an hour of variety with writers, musicians, comedians, and artists of all types.

  

Luke Burbank hosts the show, which in non-pandemic times, is recorded live at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland. It’s carried on over 200 stations nationwide, and was added to KLCC’s program lineup one year ago.

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Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission has voted to designate Crater Lake and Waldo Lake as Outstanding Resource Waters. The special recognition provides state protections by preventing activities that could potentially harm water quality at either lake.

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The University of Oregon has seen a spike in students and employees testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.

191 people associated with UO have tested positive in the past 14 days. That includes 103 on-campus students, 85 off-campus students and three employees. 

In all of December, the university reported a total combined 103 students and employees with positive test results.

Linda Maria

A wet weather system moving into the region Monday is expected to bring heavy rainfall and concerns for flooding.

Program Date: Jan. 8, 2021

Air Date: Jan. 11, 2021

From the City Club of Eugene:

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other unarmed African Americans have heightened awareness of systemic racism and its foundation, implicit bias.

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