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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Monica Wehby's Case For The U.S. Senate

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In general, there's no easier time to defeat a sitting U.S. Senator than when he or she is seeking a second term. 

Case in point: the work Republicans did to find a solid candidate to oppose Jeff Merkley's run for a second term in Oregon. 

Surgeon Monica Wehby is the opposition candidate in one of this year's most visible political races. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri October 31, 2014

(Sort of) Ghost Stories For Halloween

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Ghosts and goblins and more will take to the streets tonight.  Naturally: it's Halloween. 

But sometimes things happen to people that they simply can't explain.  Who you gonna call? 

In Oregon, the choices include Oregon Paranormal, which attempts to explain or at least debunk weird happenings. 

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Election 2014
4:38 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Power in Oregon Senate Could Hinge on Southern Oregon Race

Republican state Senate candidate Dave Dotterrer (L), and the incumbent Democrat, Alan Bates

Oregon’s Third Senate District – which comprises southern Jackson County including most of Medford – is one of several key districts where the outcome of the race could overturn Democratic control of the narrowly-divided state Senate.

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Live Session Archive
3:33 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Caroline Rose Live Session

Dominic Barth

A self-proclaimed “failed scholar and modern-day hobo,” 24 year-old Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short circuits with a live-wire national debut, I Will Not Be Afraid, that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country, and blues to capture her unique and distinctive vision.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Ideas To Paper: Studio To School

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A teacher can stand in front of a class and teach writing, but some students can use a little extra help in visualizing story construction. 

Enter the Studio to School Project, in place in just a few Oregon school districts, courtesy of grants from the Oregon Community Foundation

The students at Lorna Byrne Middle School in Cave Junction are among the lucky participants. 

They spent this week in a murder mystery involving their teacher. 

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

Art Robinson Runs For Congress, Take 3

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Maybe third time's the charm for Art Robinson, running for Congress for the third time against longtime incumbent Peter DeFazio. 

He has run respectable races against DeFazio in the Oregon Fourth District, which includes communities as varied as Cave Junction and Springfield. 

Which are the towns the two men call home. 

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California Governor's Race
6:42 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Brown vs. Kashkari: A Tale Of Two Campaign Styles

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One candidate is trying everything he can to get your attention. The other isn’t campaigning for himself at all. Welcome to the 2014 California governor’s race, where Democrat Jerry Brown is doing the bare minimum in his bid for a record fourth term and Republican Neel Kashkari is doing as much as his campaign bank account will allow.

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Politics & Government
10:10 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Tonia Moro's Race For Jackson Co. Commissioner

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Jackson County voters get a rare opportunity with this election: the chance to replace two of three county commissioners. 

The incumbents in the seats up for election this year opted to retire instead of run. 

Tonia Moro got onto the ballot by write-in to become the Democratic nominee for  Commissioner Position 1. 

She faces Republican Rick Dyer (he joined us October 28) and two other candidates. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Rick Dyer's Race For Jackson Co. Commissioner

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Jackson County voters get a rare opportunity with this election: the chance to replace two of three county commissioners. 

The incumbents in the seats up for election this year opted to retire instead of run. 

Rick Dyer is the winner of the Republican primary for  Commissioner Position 1. 

He faces Democrat Tonia Moro and two other candidates. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

A (Legal) Trail For Mountain Bikes

Trail building on a previous project.
Credit BLM

Sure, there are plenty of trails available to mountain bikes in Southern Oregon, but Mountain of the Rogue Trail might be the first built with bikes in mind. 

Officially, anyway.  Illegal trails have been constructed, too. 

And that's part of the story of the Mountain of the Rogue... that its creation is meant to divert would-be trail builders. 

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Live Session Archive
7:13 am
Tue October 28, 2014

John Fullbright Live Session

Eric Teel

It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, From The Ground Up to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record “preternaturally self-assured,” while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying “it’s not every day a new artist…earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 27, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Getting To Know Oregon Rivers

The Rogue River.
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Flowing or frozen, Tim Palmer likes water. 

He joined us a while back to talk about his exploration and book on California glaciers. 

Now he's back with another book that focuses downstream. 

It's called Field Guide to Oregon Rivers.

Palmer got to know 120 Oregon streams for the work. 

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Politics & Government
9:49 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Prop 45 Would Give California Insurance Commissioner Final Say on Health Premiums

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A measure on the California ballot would give the state's elected insurance commissioner the power to reject health insurance premium increases for people in individual and small group plans. On examination, it turns out that policy change could be more complicated than it sounds.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 24, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Sen. Merkley Makes His Case

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In general, there's no easier time to defeat a sitting U.S. Senator than when he or she is seeking a second term.

Case in point: the work Republicans did to find a solid candidate to oppose Sen. Jeff Merkley's run for a second term in Oregon. 

Surgeon Monica Wehby is the opposition candidate in one of this year's most visible political races. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Plastic In The Global Ocean

Pretty above, contains more plastics below.
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Dr. Giora Proskurowski knows the oceans, from top to bottom.   And that's not just metaphor. 

Dr. Proskurowski is a University of Washington professor who has studied everything from vents on the ocean floor to plastic trash floating on the surface. 

And he'll deliver a talk about the plastic part this weekend in Coos Bay. 

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Politics & Government
6:15 am
Thu October 23, 2014

California's Proposition 46 Has Attorneys and Physicians At Odds

As the November election approaches, one state proposition has drawn the most money from top contributors. Proposition 46 would raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases. But, the measure could change the way doctors practice.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 22, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Walking To End Domestic Violence

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There are lots of "awareness months" for physical and societal ills, and with good reason. 

When you think about it, some of the issues we face are only handled when we all know what we're talking about. 

Domestic violence can only be addressed by admitting that it happens. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with some key events in several communities.

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Live Session Archive
12:03 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Fink Live Session

Eric Teel

Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, born in Cornwall and currently based in Berlin and London.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 21, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue October 21, 2014

The No Position On Legal Pot

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Oregon can at least look to two other states for ideas about what might happen if voters legalize marijuana. 

Washington and Colorado both voted pot legal two years ago, learning a number of lessons since legalization. 

Passage of Measure 91 in Oregon's November election would add the state to the other two. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Cancelling The "Siskiyou Plus" Bear Hunt

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A proposal to expand bear hunting in the spring in southwestern Oregon recently died after quite a bit of controversy. 

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife ultimately decided there was too much risk to orphan young bears during nursing season. 

Animal rights groups worked hard for the decision. 

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