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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Executive Director To Leave Post

Cynthia Rider, the executive director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 2013, will soon leave that job after an interim director is named, OSF announced Friday. The announcement comes as the theater searches for a replacement for its artistic director, Bill Rauch, who’s leaving for New York next year.

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JPR Live Session: Jade Bird (2018)

Jade Bird is fast becoming one of the most exciting new British voices. With her debut EP and 2018's follow-up breakthrough single 'Lottery', Jade has won the hearts of people across the globe. She has already preformed on 'Later with Jools Holland', 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' and at SXSW she won the Grulke Prize for upcoming talent which follows her win of the ANCHOR Award at the Reeperbahn Festival in 2017. Since her last visit at JPR, Jade Bird was selected as one of NPR's 2018 Slingshot Artists - musicians destined for greatness and wider acclaim.

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California Considers The Future Of Health Insurance

California continues to pass laws--like the recent net neutrality bill--that challenge the rest of the nation to keep up. With a huge chunk of the country's population, the state is in a position to lead. So it could be highly influential in healthcare legislation. Should the state stick with the battered Affordable Care Act, or could it set up a single-payer system of its own? These are questions Richard Scheffler mulls; he is a healthcare economist at the University of California-Berkeley.

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100 Years Later, Steamboats Are Still On Klamath Lake

The engine in Bruce Jahns steamboat has a squeak. Itll go away. They generally do, he says, delighted, from the deck of his boat. Theyll go away, or the boatll explode, and well have to swim back! The California resident is in Oregon for a steamboat meetup. Every June, up to a dozen steamboats gather at Rocky Point on Klamath Lake to swap stories, explore the lake, and spend some time with people who share their uncommon hobby. Jahns boat did not explode on Klamath Lake and probably never...

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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

Charlie Hinderliter wasn't opposed to the flu shot. He didn't have a problem with vaccinations. He was one of about 53 percent of Americans who just don't get one. "I figured [the flu] was something that's dangerous to the elderly and the young, not somebody who is healthy and in their 30s," says Hinderliter, who is 39 and the director of government affairs at the St. Louis Realtors association. "Turns out, I was wrong," he says. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu, or flu-related...

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JPR Classics Live: Cassatt String Quartet

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances in London for the Sapphire Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, New York's Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs - in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio's Performance Today, Boston's WGBH, New York's WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada's CBC Radio and Radio France.

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California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Oct 12, 2018

Asian-Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in California, now making up more than 14 percent of the population. It's a slice of the demographic pie that has tripled since 1980.

Jade Bird is fast becoming one of the most exciting new British voices. With her debut EP and 2018's follow-up breakthrough single 'Lottery', Jade has won the hearts of people across the globe. She has already preformed on 'Later with Jools Holland', 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' and at SXSW she won the Grulke Prize for upcoming talent which follows her win of the ANCHOR Award at the Reeperbahn Festival in 2017. Since her last visit at JPR, Jade Bird was selected as one of NPR's 2018 Slingshot Artists - musicians destined for greatness and wider acclaim.

If you’re inclined to grade Oregon schools for making progress, these numbers might be encouraging: Public schools are adding non-white and multilingual teachers almost four times as fast as they’re hiring monolingual, white teachers, according to numbers in the recent Oregon Educator Equity Report.

Political junkies hoping to hear something new from the top two candidates for Oregon governor didn’t find much Tuesday night, as Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Republican Rep. Knute Buehler met for their third and final debate.

State Rep. Knute Buehler, seeking middle ground on immigration issues in his race for governor, criticized the Trump administration Thursday for pursuing rule changes that could hurt health care for immigrants.

Buehler blasted a proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security. It would make it harder for immigrants to win permanent residency in the U.S. if they use Medicaid and other public health programs.

The Washington Supreme Court has struck down the state's death penalty, saying that it is imposed arbitrarily and with racial bias.

"We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance," the justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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Who would come to see a play with the actors just standing and reading off a script?  Lots of people, it turns out.  Especially if the plays are new works still in development. 

The Ashland New Plays Festival presents four plays (twice each) to packed houses every October. 

ANPF returns Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st, with another slate of plays, plus workshops. 

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Fall down and hurt yourself, and there's a good chance someone will come to your aid.  Develop a mental illness, and the circumstances are different. 

Society still misunderstands and even fears mental illness.  Southern Oregon Compass House in Medford works to ease club members into society, and shares stories with us every month in a segment called Compass Radio. 

This month we meet Mihn and Dan and hear about their struggles with both mental illness and blindness. 

Oregon Senate District 3 is a hot commodity.  The switch of the seat from Democrat to Republican in a special election two years ago changed the course of business in the Oregon Legislature. 

Incumbent Alan DeBoer chose not to run again, opening the door for Democrat Jeff Golden and Republican Jessica Gomez

They join us for a candidate forum co-sponsored by JPR and Southern Oregon University, held on the evening of October 11th. 

Less Snow Could Be Coming To California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains

Oct 11, 2018
Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio

If temperatures increase in California because of climate change, snow could melt earlier in the Sierra Nevada — and you might only find it at higher elevations.

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