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Jefferson Exchange | May 12, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Drug Abuse Deaths Stable In Oregon

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Oregon Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson walks us through the illegal drug death report.

If deaths caused by drug abuse are dropping in Oregon, it's a very slow drop. 

The State Medical Examiner's office recently released its annual report on drug-related deaths, covering the year 2013. 

There was exactly one fewer death caused by drugs than the year before, but there are some bright spots within the numbers. 

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Happy Birthday!
6:15 am
Mon May 12, 2014

100 years of University of California Extension Service

(L to R) Humboldt dairyman Dennis Leonardi, UC Extension director Yana Valachovic and UC Extension advisor Jeff Stackhouse celebrate the Extension Service's centennial.
Credit Michael Joyce/JPR

This week the University of California is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its agricultural extension program. The UC Cooperative Extension serves all 58 California counties. But the very first county to get on board was Humboldt.

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What's a "good neighbor?"
5:35 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

GMO Battle Divides Jackson County Farmers

Jim and Marilyn Frink farm 500 acres in the Sams Valley area in Jackson County.
Credit Liam Moriarty/JPR

The people with perhaps the most direct economic stake in the fate of Jackson County’s proposed ban on growing genetically modified crops are the county’s farmers. JPR visited Rogue Valley farmers who stand on opposite sides of Measure 15-119 to find out how they see it.  

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Never Mind ...
1:49 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Cullinan Not Chosen For Top Spot at YSU

SOU president Mary Cullinan
Credit SOU.edu

Southern Oregon University president Mary Cullinan will not be moving to Ohio after all.

Youngstown State University announced today (Friday) that the Board of Trustees has chosen former football coach Jim Tressel to be YSU’s next president.

Cullinan revealed on April 28 that she had been approached by a recruiter who asked if she was interested in applying for the position. She submitted an application, took part in a Skype interview and was announced as one of three finalists. Cullinan visited the YSU campus on Wednesday (May 7) for final interviews and a public forum.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 9, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri May 9, 2014

"Maker Culture" At The Rogue Hack Lab

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Rogue Hack Lab participants talk about the doings at the lab.

How many people have a workshop in their homes anymore? 

Broaden the focus to workshops OUTSIDE the home, and the answer might be different. 

A growing interest in tinkering and building leads to talk of a "maker culture" and "maker space." 

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Upcoming JPR Classics Special
2:43 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Carnegie Hall Live: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra May 23rd at 8pm

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida Performs Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto May 23rd with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

On Friday night, May 23rd at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

One of Germany's outstanding orchestra brings both a great conductor and soloist on a visit to Carnegie Hall - Conductor Mariss Jansons leads the Symphony with pianist Mitsuko Uchido in a performance of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto, plus the Symphony No. 5 of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 8, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Invisible: Black Women In America

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Kristie Dotson leads us into a chat on racism and ignorance.

The recent controversy over race and the NBA--it got a team owner banned for life--reminded us that the issue of race always simmers, never cools. 

And notice: African-American men get much of the attention. 

That is one of the main points of Michigan State professor Kristie Dotson. 

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JPR Classics
11:14 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Played In Oregon To Feature Britt Orchestra May 17th

Britt's 2014 Classical Season Opens August 1st Under New Music Director Teddy Abrams
Credit Josh Morell

On Saturday, May 17th at Played in Oregon will feature a performance of the Symphony No.5 of Dmitri Shostakovich recorded last August at the Britt Festivals in Jacksonville under the direction of then Music Director candidate (and now Music Director) Teddy Abrams.

Played in Oregon, with host Brandi Parisi, celebrates the music and music makers of the live classical music scene in Oregon. The one-hour weekly program airs every Saturday afternoon at 2pm, following the conclusion of our weekly opera broadcast.

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2014 Lyric Opera Season
10:59 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Returns Sat. May 17th

Marina Rebeka stars as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata on June 7th

Beginning Saturday, May 17th at 10am, JPR welcomes the return of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Yuroks Reach Out To California Condors

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Chris West and Tiana Williams detail the behavior of condors and their importance to the Yuroks.

There are still several steps to take, but California's North Coast could be home to California condors once again. 

The Yurok tribe recently signed agreements with state and federal agencies that might lead to releases of the big birds on Yurok ancestral land. 

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