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Jefferson Exchange | January 15, 2014 | 8:00
10:36 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Wood Stoves Get A Cleaning

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Rachel Sakata explains the changes likely coming to newly manufactured wood stoves.

Not very long ago, Oregon and other states sued the federal government to force a new set of regulations on wood stoves and heaters. 

And here they come… the Environmental Protection Agency just announced a proposal for stricter standards, so newer wood-burning heaters will burn cleaner. 

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Law and Justice
4:32 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

New Ashland Police Program Tells Rape Victims “You Have Options"

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Most victims of sexual assault never report the crime to police. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of such crimes go unreported. In an effort to change that, the police department in Ashland  is pioneering a new approach that lets rape victims call the shots.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 8:00
10:29 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Flu Season And How Not To Be Part Of It

Flu virus under the microscope.
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Oregon Public Health joins us to discuss influenza and how to protect yourself this winter season.

Flu season is in full swing in Oregon.

At least, health officials hope it does not get any fuller than this.

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History
10:06 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Oregon Pioneer Botanist Identifies 3,150 Western Species

Episode 2321
Perhaps Rugged Eight Dollar Mountain in southwestern Josephine County, Ore., was named by a miner who found a large gold nugget or by a man said to have worn out an eight-dollar pair of shoes climbing the mountain.  For certain, a Rogue River Indian War battle was fought in the area on March 25, 1856.
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Upcoming JPR Classics Special
9:41 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Carnegie Hall Live: Takács Quartet Jan 24th At 8pm

Carnegie Hall Live features The Takács Quartet on January 24th.
Credit Patrick Ryan

On Friday night, January 24th at 8pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast the next concert in the series Carnegie Hall Live, featuring the Takács Quartet.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 13, 2014 | 8:00
10:45 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Shasta River Settlement

Dwinnell Dam on the Shasta River in 2009.
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Craig Tucker lays out the terms of the settlement over the use of the Shasta River.

It's not just the dams on the Klamath River that are the subject of scrutiny in Northern California.

The Karuk Tribe and an environmental group filed suit more than a year ago to change the way irrigation dams and diversions are managed on the Shasta River.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 13, 2014 | 8:30
10:43 am
Mon January 13, 2014

ACTing Against Human Trafficking

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Faith Morse, Steve Raycraft, and Det. Jim Williams discuss human trafficking and its prevention.

It's still a bit hard to wrap our minds around the idea of human trafficking in the United States. 

But it does happen, and police keep uncovering new cases. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 9, 2014 | 8:30
10:31 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Moving On Up... To Oregon

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Melissa Sullivan at United Van Lines talks about the states people move TO (Oregon) and FROM (New Jersey).

"We're Number One!" 

Oregonians can now make this claim, but perhaps not so enthusiastically. 

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"You can't go back"
5:38 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

San Joaquin River Restoration Hits Snags

A biologist holds a pair of eggs taken from a salmon trapped on the San Joaquin River
Credit Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

The trials and tribulations of trying to bring back a damaged river
  It’s been almost eight years since the US Bureau of Reclamation began its program to restore the San Joaquin River. But after spending $100 million on the program, it's still behind schedule and running into problems.
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Jefferson Exchange | January 8, 2014 | 8:00
10:34 am
Wed January 8, 2014

New Laws For The New Year In Oregon

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Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley talks about new laws that took effect January 1, 2014.

Taking a call from a loved one while you're driving just got more expensive in Oregon. 

The fines for cell phone use while driving just bumped up with the new year.

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