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Jefferson Exchange | May 29, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Uses (And Abuses) Of Psychedelic Drugs

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Matt Vogel and Martin Ball talk about the renewed interest in psychedelic drugs.

The "Psychedelic 60s" are way behind us, and Timothy Leary died a generation ago. 

But the class of drugs that fascinated Leary--psychedelics like LSD--still fascinate some people today. 

Research and reporting on psychedelics is on an upswing, and an "Exploring Psychedelics in Culture, Religion, and Science" conference is planned for Friday at Southern Oregon University. 

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4:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Southern Oregon Beer Pioneer Dies

Lead in text: 
The man who started Rogue Brewery in Ashland 25+ years ago died this week...
His son, Brett Joyce, sent out this remembrance...no word yet on memorial gatherings, but we'd all do well to raise a pint to one of the founders of Oregon's craft beer community: Yesterday the Rogue Nation and Family lost our co-founder, leader, friend, and father as Jack Joyce passed away at the age of 71.
Jefferson Exchange | May 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Healing, And Winning Awards For It

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Dr. Yvonne Fried and Bill Feagin explain why Ashland's hospital wins awards for wound care.

There are so many ways to damage a human body. 

And a whole lot of ways to fix bodies, too. 

Asante Ashland Community Hospital just won an award for the success of its Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 27, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Recovering Oregon's African-American History

Richard Bogle and Family, prominent in Oregon and Washington in the 19th Century.
Credit Oregon Black Pioneers

Kim Moreland and Kuri Gill explain the historic preservation program.

African-Americans were simply not allowed to live in Oregon, under the exclusion laws passed early in the state's history.  But the enforcement of the laws was spotty, and there IS a record of black habitation in the face of racism. The Oregon Black Pioneers and the State Historic Preservation Office are joining forces to make sure that history is highlighted and preserved.  

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Jefferson Exchange | May 27, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Elk Creek, Undammed And Open For Recreation

Elk Creek Dam, notched so Elk Creek flows freely through it.
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Justin Stegall and Jim Buck detail the amenities at Elk Creek Park.

Land that was once meant to be underwater is now available for recreation by us land-based creatures.Elk Creek Dam north of Medford was never finished; it was eventually dynamited so Elk Creek, a Rogue River tributary, could flow freely once again.

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Environment
7:17 am
Mon May 26, 2014

California's Drought Makes It Difficult For Birds To Find Enough Water

Credit Drew Kelly / The Nature Conservancy

California’s Central Valley hosts millions of migrating shorebirds. It’s a critical stopping point on migration route that runs thousands of miles. But the drought could make it difficult for birds to find a haven. Even the usual refuges won’t have all the water the birds need. One environmental group has teamed up with farmers to create temporary wetlands. But the drought could make even that program difficult.

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Live Session Archive
11:35 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Jillian Rae Live Session

Aired 6-6-2014

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 23, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

What's Behind Oregon's Improving Employment

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Guy Tauer lays out the Oregon employment picture.

Officially, the national recession ended several years ago. 

You could not prove that by a lot of workers, especially in Oregon. 

But employment in the state appears to be improving, if not surging... it's just not consistent across the state; Southwest Oregon lags behind.

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45th Annual Kinetic Grand Championship
9:58 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Humboldt's Kinetic Sculpture Race: Where Art and Engineering Collide With Imagination

Drilling for Glory, the entry created and piloted by Team Tempus Fugitives
Michael Joyce/JPR

It’s known as “The Triathalon of the Art World.”

That’s the Kinetic Grand Championship, held in Humboldt County this weekend. JPR’s Michael Joyce followed one team during their frantic, final week of preparation.

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Construction Work Ends
1:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

I-5 Pinch Point In Rogue Valley Re-opens

All four lanes of Interstate Five between Medford and Ashland are back in service, after three weeks of one-lane-in-each-direction.

A construction project related to the revamping of the Phoenix interchange (exit 24) required the placement of a large-diameter drain pipe under the freeway.  And that required the closing of a lane in each direction, starting in late April.  

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