Global Warming
11:35 am
Tue November 5, 2013

The Climate Plan That Time Forgot

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Liam Moriarty reports on regional climate pacts.

Last week, the leaders of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia gathered in San Francisco. 

They pledged to take bold, coordinated action to combat climate change. But as Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty explains , the unveiling of the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy has an undercurrent of déjà vu.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:48 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Veterans Come Home In Redding

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Gary Moore of the California Department of Veterans Affairs talks about the new veterans home in Redding.

The political figures came out recently for the ribbon cutting; now it's time for the veterans to move into the new veterans home in Redding. 

It took most of a decade to locate and build the facility, eventual home to 150 military veterans. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:45 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ensuring Fair Practices In Housing

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Diane Hess and Louise Dix explain the intricacies of fair housing laws and how Fair Housing Council of Oregon helps enforce them.

Years after laws against discrimination passed at every level of government, there are still episodes of people being denied housing because of skin color. 

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon investigates such cases and provides training to prevent discrimination from taking places. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 1, 2013
12:18 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Restoring Intimacy And Sex After The Baby Arrives

Joy Hosey & Glennie Feinsmith & Kimberly Ford talk about couples returning to sex after childbirth.

Maybe the birth rate is way off from what it was in the baby boom years, but there's still a lot of attention and industry focused on keeping mothers and babies healthy.

And an event coming to Ashland this weekend focused on the same subject. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:50 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Halloween Celebrations In The State Of Jefferson

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Katherine Flanagan tells us about Ashland Halloween celebrations.

At last, it's here… a day to act all creepy and ghouly, and nobody has a particular problem with it. 

Halloween is such a big deal in Ashland, the police shut down the main street so the kids can parade in their costumes.  

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:48 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Getting California's High-Speed Rail On Track

Artist rendering of a possible high-speed rail future.
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Lisa Alley of California High-Speed Rail Authority talks trains, tracks and plans.

High-speed trains zoom across countries in Europe and Asia, but the United States is moving slowly toward fast trains (150 mph and faster). 

California's planned high-speed rail system recently broke ground, amid lingering questions about costs and timelines.  We talk with the High-Speed Rail Authority about plans and progress.

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Funds Pouring In For Possible Race
6:17 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Oregon Governor Considering Run


Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber hasn't said whether or not he'll launch a re-election bid, but he's been busy collecting funds for one.

Kitzhaber's campaign has reported contributions of nearly $232,000 so far this year. More than half of it has come in during the last two months. He has matched the amount he raised in all of 2012.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2013
11:09 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Broadband Access Comes to Karuk & Yurok Country

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Eric Cutright explains how broadband will affect rural communities along the lower Klamath River.

You might have heard a lot of talk about the importance of bringing broadband Internet service to rural areas. 

The California Public Utility Commission is turning the talk in to action. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2013
10:36 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Treating Minors Who Commit Crimes Like Minors, Not Adults

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Carmen Daugherty and Shannon Wight discuss issues with juveniles in the adult criminal justice system.

"Lock 'em up and throw away the key" was once the attitude toward minors convicted of crimes in the United States. 

We still hear of cases of children being tried and convicted in adult court and sentenced to adult prison, but states continue to pass laws taking a different approach toward youthful offenders.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 29, 2013
12:53 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Shuffling The Dollars Between California School Districts

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Samantha Tran of Children Now explains California's new school funding system.

The dollars and the methods for distributing them are changing for California school districts. 

A voter-passed tax increase in 2012 made more money available for schools, and Governor Jerry Brown pushed for changes in the funding formula. 

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