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Canadian Pipeline Explosion Disrupts NW Natural Gas Supplies

A massive explosion of a natural gas pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia has led utilities from Canada to southern Oregon to ask customers to reduce their gas consumption to try to avoid potential loss of service.

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JPR Live Session: Patrick Sweany

Nashville vocalist/guitarist Patrick Sweany doesn’t hold back on his latest studio album, Ancient Noise . Sweany recorded the new tunes with GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/producer Matt Ross-Spang after Ross-Spang invited Sweany to check out his new homebase at legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. The studio that Phillips had custom built in the 70s has been meticulously refurbished by the Phillips family. “ Sam Phillips Recording is the best place on earth to record a rock ‘n’ roll album, ” says Sweany. “ I live for going into the sessions with no pre-production rehearsals with the band, we just cut the album on the floor of Studio A song-by-song. ”

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Stories Of Southern Oregon: Five Generations On The Farm

We probably all have farming in our family backgrounds. Once upon a time, more than 80 percent of the American population was involved in agriculture. Jania Schiefer-Wolff can name her ag ancestors, because they include her parents. Jania herself is a farmer, with Not-So-Mini Pigs and Vogel Dairy. She is our focus in this month's Stories of Southern Oregon , curated by Maureen Flanagan Battistella.

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Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

This summer, an orca known as J-35 made national headlines while carrying the body of her dead calf for 17 days in the waters of the Salish Sea. Her loss gripped the nation and was also a huge blow for the Southern Resident killer whale population . That’s because over the past 30 years the population of these Pacific Northwest orcas has declined 25 percent.

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

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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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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Oregon's list of statewide ballot measures in the November election includes a measure on abortion. 

Measure 106 would change the state constitution and forbid the spending of public money on abortions. 

A coalition called Oregon Life United is leading the campaign to pass the measure. 

Central Oregon Program Aims To Help Doctors Combat Burnout

Oct 1, 2018

Lynn McDonald practiced medicine in Bend for 27 years. His wife, Jan, said he excelled in the often-chaotic, fast-moving environment of an emergency room.

“The great thing about emergency room medicine, which seemed to fit him, was because he was a really good diagnostician," she said, "he would say that he really enjoyed trying to figure it out.”

But by the early 2000s, his wife says, Dr. McDonald began saying he no longer enjoyed the job. He worked all the time.

Featured Works for October – First Concert
(*Indicates October birthday)

Oct 1 M Paul Dukas*: La Péri
Oct 2 T Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11
Oct 3 W Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano
Oct 4 T Manuel Ponce: Concierto del Sur
Oct 5 F Eduard Franck*: Violin Sonata in E major

When Gov. Kate Brown was first swept into office by scandal, she benefited from comparisons to the man she was replacing, Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Reporters often characterized Kitzhaber as a lone wolf, a policy wonk, private.

Brown was different.

An equal playing field that prevents Internet companies from slowing down or blocking some content was signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown, but the Justice Department quickly filed a lawsuit to block its implementation.

The state law would guarantee what is known as net neutrality — rules that were established during the Obama administration, but that the Federal Communications Commission under President Trump rescinded last year.

Jerry Brown has cleared his desk for the final time as governor of California.

“16 years — and nearly 20,000 bills — later, the desk is clear. #Eureka,” Brown tweeted at 8:19 p.m. Sunday after acting on the last of more than 1,200 bills passed by the Legislature in 2018.

One of the first steps to helping people out of homelessness is getting them a steady job. But what about the thousands of homeless Californians who are already working?

Pinning down exactly how many Californians are working while homeless is not easy. Many try to hide it. But recent estimates suggest that it's not uncommon.

The Republican candidate for Oregon governor, Rep. Knute Buehler, called Friday for a shake-up in leadership at the state’s troubled public school system.

But in accusing Gov. Kate Brown of failing to adequately lead Oregon's public schools, Buehler suggested a misunderstanding of who does what job at the top of the state's education bureaucracy.

The JPR Foundation is seeking an Audience Service Coordinator for Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). The position works out of the brand new JPR Broadcast Center on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus in Ashland, Oregon. The JPR Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support JPR’s mission to feed the human intellectual and creative spirit of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities.

Through her acclaimed international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today's most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe... the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.

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