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Jefferson Exchange | April 17, 2014
12:37 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Preparedness For The Next Big Quake

Credit Mark Lincoln

Jessica Schwarz & Dr. Althea Rizzo talk earthquake preparedness.

We talk a lot about the potential for earthquakes in the region, but how prepared are you?

It's probably a rare family that has a week's supply of food and water, and that's why various agencies continue to re-state the earthquake risk, and how to prepare. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 17, 2014
12:20 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Age Of Radiance

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Author Craig Nelson shares his book "The Age of Radiance."

We've had decidedly mixed feelings about atomic energy through the decades.  The discovery of x-rays in the 19th century gave us brand-new ways to help heal broken bodies.

But then, too much exposure to x-rays or any other radiation can also lead to broken or even dead bodies.  Atomic energy can power our cities or blow them up. 

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Live Session Archive
9:30 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Matt Andersen Live Session

Aired 4-30-2014

With over 2 million views on Youtube, a 2013 European Blues award, and named Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way - touring the world and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 14, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

E-waste Reuse And Recycling On The Rise

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Curt Spivey explains where our electronics ACTUALLY go when we send them to heaven.

The explosion of electronic devices means a constant churn in many households: replace the older TV/computer monitor/cell phone with a new one. 

Then what to do with the old one? 

That question frequently confounds, but there are places capable of reusing and/or recycling electronic devices. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 14, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Biosafety Alliance Weighs In On GMO Ordinance Vote

Sugar beets in the ground. Some of Jackson County's crop has been genetically engineered.
Credit USDA

Karen Swift talks about events in support of Jackson County's anti-GMO measure.

Recent financial reports indicate that the people in opposition to Jackson County's anti-GMO crop measure have the money advantage, and much of the money comes from other states. 

But the anti-GMO (so PRO measure) forces have their own friends in other places. 

Those include the people of the Biosafety Alliance, who work on GMO and other issues. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 11, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Oregon Humanities Encourages Pen Pals

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Ed Battistella and Adam Davis explain the workings of the "Dear Stranger" project of Oregon Humanities.

Remember pen pals? 

We were often encouraged as kids to exchange letters with other kids far away, learning about each other's lives. 

The concept is revived in the Oregon Humanities project "Dear Stranger." 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 11, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Preparing For Wildfires Nationwide

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Cathy Prudhomme explains what National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is all about.

Wildfires have gotten so big and so numerous in recent years, it's a wonder there was NOT a National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day before now. 

But this year will mark the first such occasion, coming up on May 3rd. 

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

Let The Sun Shine (And Lower The Electric Bill)

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Shawn Schreiner brings us up to date on solar electric technology... and the ways to pay for it.

A broad definition of "rural" can help businesses in our region let the sun shine in. 

Meaning those businesses can get help installing solar power systems. 

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), covers up to 25 percent of the cost of new solar-electric systems for small rural businesses. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Why Public Radio Needs Fund Drives

Charlotte and Geoff during the last fund drive. Hair and dollar goals are changed this time.
Credit ©Debra Thornton Photography

Paul Westhelle explains the workings of public radio finance.

We admit, there's a certain amount of groaning that accompanies this time of year. 

When JPR puts on its twice-yearly pledge drives, listeners brace for the frequent breaks in programming, urging them to deliver financial support to our radio operation. 

Now it's the boss's turn to groan. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 9, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Oregon Children Growing Up Poor

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Tonia Hunt from Children First For Oregon explains the Status of Children report.

One in four children in Oregon grow up poor. 

That's the most straightforward finding of the annual progress report prepared for Children First For Oregon.

The report ranks Oregon in the bottom half of states for child poverty. 

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