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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.
Credit Klamath Riverkeeper

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

Credit Scott Sanchez/Wikimedia

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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"I feel safer at school"
5:56 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Transgender Student Law Takes Effect in California

Ashton Lee gets ready for the second to last day of finals for the Fall semester. He is wearing formal clothes as a sign of support for classmates who are giving presentations for finals.
Credit Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A new law requires California public schools to accommodate transgender students

As of the start of the year, all California public school districts must allow transgender students to use facilities and play on sports teams according to the gender with which they identify. Supporters say the law will protect a vulnerable group of students. But opponents think voters should have a say.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 6, 2014 | 8:00
10:30 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Barred Owl Shooting: USF&WS Perspective

Saving spotted owls is the point of the shooting of some barred owls.
Credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Paul Henson of U.S. Fish & Wildlife explains the shooting of barred owls to keep spotted owls from going extinct.

Time for a few more words on the shooting of barred owls. 

The process recently began, in an effort to help spotted owls survive in areas where the owls compete for territory. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 3, 2014 | 8:30
10:28 am
Fri January 3, 2014

More Fair Days Ahead For Josephine County

Credit Josephine County

Commissioner Simon Hare explains the current financial picture at Josephine County, with a focus on the fairgrounds.

Things are looking up, at least a little, for the Josephine County Fairgrounds. 

Commissioners decided months ago that the fairgrounds had to be self-sustaining, because the cash-strapped county could not afford to support them.

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First Time Event
6:55 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Some Federal Court Hearings Going Online

Credit Keith Burtis/Flickr

Members of the public can now listen to hearings from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals online.

The court said Thursday it will offer online access to all of its proceedings beginning with its hearings next week in Pasadena. It's the first time a federal appeals court has provided the service.

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