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

Yuroks Reach Out To California Condors

Credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife

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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Dry Summer Looms
10:11 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Ashland Heads For Water Restrictions

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Car washing and outdoor watering could draw frowns and even fines in the city of Ashland this summer, if drought conditions persist. 

The city is beginning to use the word "will" rather than "might" in discussing water restrictions. 

Just before the rains of early May began, the city announced potential water restrictions for later in the year. 

Those could include banning all outdoor use of water, whether for gardens or car washing or anything else.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 5, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The NO Side On Josephine County's Jail Levy

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John Taft and Judy Ahrens explain their opposition to the jail levy in Josephine County (17-59).

Josephine County voters have a chance to beef up the public safety system through higher property taxes in the May 20 election. 

Measure 17-59 would raise taxes for five years to put more staff--and more inmates--in the county jail and juvenile system. 

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A Hand Up
5:08 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

A Hot Shower For Ashland's Homeless

A homeless man who goes by Steve enjoys the new hot shower and laundry facility in Ashland
Credit Liam Moriarty/JPR

Most of us take for granted that we can have a hot shower pretty much anytime we like.  But for people without a home, such basic personal hygiene can be a rare luxury. Now, in Ashland, community groups have come together to create a solution that meets the simple human need for cleanliness with dignity and compassion.

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4:07 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Obamacare In Jail: Covering California Inmates

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More than 1 million Californians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Many of them signed up online, but also in health clinics, Big Box stores and other places targeted by Covered California. Under a brand new law in San Francisco, they also signed up in jail. The sheriff says making sure people have health coverage when they're released will help prevent them from committing another crime, and coming right back. But there's more to public safety than just issuing an insurance card. KQED's April Dembosky reports.
Obamacare in Jail: How San Francisco Policy Helps Inmates The San Francisco Sheriff's Department is implementing a new city law allowing its staff to enroll inmates into health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi believes that making sure people have health coverage when they're released will help prevent them from committing another crime and coming back.
Live Session Archive
9:27 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Barnaby Bright Live Session

Aired 5-23-2014

Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind Barnaby Bright, are truly the modern day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam, and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments: multiple guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards.

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Republican Primary
5:34 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Linthicum Challenges Walden In Oregon's 2nd District

Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum (L) and 8-term incumbent Greg Walden (R).
Credit David Nogueras/OPB

Republican voters in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District have more than one name to choose from in this month's primary election, for the first time in 8 years.  Incumbent Greg Walden is running for his 9th term in Congress. Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum hopes to unseat him.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 1, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu May 1, 2014

A Real Tourism Campaign For Our Mythical State


Nick Salmon lays out his vision for Travel Jefferson, a tourism campaign across the state line.

Forget the political implications of a "State of Jefferson" for a moment. 

What would that state be like as a tourism destination?  Spectacular! 

And an effort to promote the many attractions of the region is starting up under the name Travel Jefferson.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 1, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Quick: Define "Journalist"

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Stover Harger, III talks about the changes in journalism and in defining "journalist."

If you hang out at the city council meeting and send a few tweets about the proceedings, does that make you a journalist? 

That's a question the Oregon Government Ethics Commission wants to answer. 

Public bodies around the country are struggling with how to define who is and is not a journalist. 

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Dry Rice
5:12 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

California Farmers Forecasting Less Rice, Higher Prices Because of Drought

Credit Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

California supplies virtually all of the nation’s sushi rice and half of it is exported. But of all the food crops in the state, rice is likely to be affected by the drought the most. The mere speculation of losses is already driving up prices.

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