Jack Smith

How Dangerous Are The Northwest's Volcanoes?

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are good you can see a volcano from where you stand. In Oregon, Washington and Idaho, magma has erupted out of the ground in at least 25 places in the last 10,000 years, a mere instant in the lifetime of volcanoes that can be hundreds of thousands of years old. “There’s reason to believe it could happen again,” said Seth Moran, scientist in charge at the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.

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JPR Live Session: Gordi

On the farm in rural Australia where Sophie Payten – AKA Gordi – grew up, there’s a paddock that leads down to a river. A few hundred metres away up the driveway of the property named “Alfalfa” sits another house, which belongs to her 93-year-old grandmother. The rest, she says, “ is just beautiful space. And what else would you fill it with if not music? ”

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Wildfire Side Effect: Dead Trees Don't Use Water

The focus in wildfires tends to fall upon the damage: the trees lost, the homes destroyed. But ecologists often remind us that fire is part of the forest ecosystem, ultimately necessary for a forest to remain healthy. And fires also save water, if that makes any sense. Think about it: dead trees do not pull water out of the ground and lose it through evaporation. Which adds up to a lot of water saved in the last three decades. National Park Service hydrologist Jim Roche studies the phenomenon.

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California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Trade talks are going on in Washington, D.C., between China and the U.S., in an effort to avert an all-out trade war. Among those closely watching are winemakers in California. More visitors come to Napa Valley from China than any other foreign country, and some wineries actively court Chinese customers. Mondavi and Beringer host frequent Mandarin-language tours, and other wineries have menus in Chinese. At the tasting room at Honig Winery in Rutherford, Calif., there are Chinese signs,...

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USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

Foods that contains genetically modified ingredients will soon have a special label. We recently got the first glimpse of what that label might look like, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its proposed guidelines . This is the product of a decades-long fight between anti-GMO campaigners and Big Agriculture companies, which left neither side completely satisfied, as NPR has reported . After Congress passed a bill in 2016 requiring labels on foods containing GMO ingredients, the...

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Steph Macpherson Live Session

Jan 21, 2013

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

Matt the Electrician Live Session

Dec 13, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

Lindi Ortega Live Session

Dec 12, 2012

The extraordinary Nashville-based Canadian retro-country singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega performs the title track from Cigarettes & Truckstops, plus one beautiful Hank Williams tune.

Tony Trischka and Territory Live Session

Nov 20, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka and members of his band Territory perform a few tunes and talk about the history and progression of banjo in America.

Harry Manx Live Session

Nov 9, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

Canadian bluesman Harry Manx visits with JPR's Eric Teel and plays a few songs on his mohan veena.

Kaki King Live Session

Oct 26, 2012

Guitar god Kaki King sits down with JPR's Eric Teel for conversation and live performance of songs from her latest release, Glow.

Field Report Live Session

Oct 15, 2012

Milwaukee-based band Field Report stop by the JPR studios to talk about their debut album and perform a few songs.

Mindy Smith Live Session

Sep 24, 2012

This live session archive from September 24th, 2012 features artist Mindy Smith and friends.

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

Sep 19, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

Barr Brothers Live Session

Aug 31, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.


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