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Jefferson Exchange | April 21, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Caring For Children With CASA

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Jennifer Mylenek describes the work of CASAs, and the need for more volunteers.

The question "who takes care of children first?" usually has an easy answer: the parent. 

But when the child is taken out of her or his home and placed in foster care, the answer changes. 

And in some areas, the answer becomes the CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Ashland Bans The Bags: Single-Use Bags On Way Out

Ashland City Councilors Carol Voisin and Rich Rosenthal discuss passing a bag ban.

In the absence of state regulations, many cities around the country are banning plastic single-use bags from store checkout counters. 

The City of Ashland just followed suit, though the ban will not take effect for six months. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

OSU Archives Beer and Hops

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Tiah Edmunson-Morton explains the Hops & Beer Archive and why it was established.

The growth of craft beer is historic in Oregon and elsewhere.  And worth documenting as part of history, it turns out. 

Oregon State University's Special Collections and Archives now include a collection information on beer and hops. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Earth Day Observed By "Walk For The Planet"

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Alan Journet addresses climate change and local action to curb it.

44 years after the first Earth Day, a few things are different. 

We no longer fear blowing up the planet with nuclear weapons. 

Slow cooking it, though... there's plenty of concern about that. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

The Nourished Kitchen In Print

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Jennifer McGruther walks us through her work in traditional foods and some of her recipes.

Trends come and go in the food world, and right now it's popular to know where your food comes from.  Centuries of recipe books just list the needed ingredients, with little or no reference to the original sources. 

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

A Discussion About The Trees

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We get an overview of Oregon's Forest Legacy program.

The way in which forestry is conducted is a constant source of debate and discussion in our region.  And it goes beyond whether trees are cut or not. 

It also gets into whether forest land will even continue to BE forest.  State and federal forest agencies cooperate on programs to preserve private forests. 

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

Preparedness For The Next Big Quake

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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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