Wiki-bills in Sacramento
3:52 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation

Credit Office of Mike Gatto

There’s a bit of a political experiment underway in Sacramento. An assemblyman is attempting to use crowd sourcing as a way to craft legislation.
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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Ashland And A Culture Of Peace

David Wick and Eric Sirotkin explain their push for a Culture of Peace Commission for Ashland.

Celebrations of peace draw crowds in Ashland.

Maybe the city should help encourage them, goes the thinking. 

Some city residents are pushing for the creation of a Culture of Peace Commission (CPC). 

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Live Session Archive
5:30 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Miner Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Aired 3-21-2014

Miner is a Los Angeles/Silver Lake-based, folk-rock family band formed around husband/wife duo Justin & Kate Miner, along with brother Jeremy Miner.

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JPR Classics Special Series
10:38 am
Fri March 21, 2014

New Music from Bowling Green: Sunday Evenings at 7pm

Brad Cresswell hosts Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green Sunday evenings at 7pm on the Classics & News Service

JPR's Classics & News Service presents a special classical series from WFMT called Living American Composers: New Music From Bowling Green, Sunday evenings at 7pm through June.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Whale Watch Week: When And Where

A gray whale surfaces.
Credit NOAA/Public Domain

Renee Fowler gives the good tips on where and when to see whales on the Oregon Coast.

The whales are coming.  Again. 

Gray whales migrate from Baja California to Alaskan waters this time of year, passing the Oregon/California coast right about now. 

So spring break for many students and families coincides with Whale Watch Week. 

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Second Amendment Slugfest
1:30 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Public Weighs In On Proposed Ashland Gun Ordinance

Gun owners Sherry Lloyd, Christopher Lloyd and Bruce Cook (l to r) display their firearms at the Ashland City Council hearing on a proposed gun control ordinance
Credit Liam Moriarty/Jefferson Public Radio

It was standing room only at the City Council chamber in Ashland  last night, as elected officials heard from supporters and opponents of a proposed gun control ordinance. After passionate pleading from both sides, the council voted to take the next step toward enacting the law.

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No Bees, No Fruit
11:50 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Bees Feeling Effects of California Drought

Bees at an almond orchard near Turlock, California
Credit Amy Quinton/Capital Public Radio

California's drought has left honey bees without their normal supply of wildflowers to feed on. Beekeepers have supplemented their diet, but that lacks the nutrition to keep hives healthy. Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton tags along with a local beekeeper to learn more.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 18, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Speaking For The Trees In The Applegate Valley

Credit Michael Richardson/Wikimedia

Matt and Lydia Musselwhite explain the details of the area they want to protect from logging.

The concept of protecting lands through conservation easements is well-established. 

Property owners agree not to log (or farm, or mine, or whatever the easement specifies) their land far into the future.  A group in Oregon's Applegate valley called Speak For the Trees is working to reach conservation easements to protect forest land from logging. 

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Politics & Government
5:44 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Facing A Hot Wildfire Season, Officials Pitch New Funding Bill

Credit Federal Emergency Management Agency

This summer is shaping up to be a hot season for wildfires, especially on the west coast. Federal officials and lawmakers took the opportunity Monday to urge passage of legislation that would treat big wildfires like other natural disasters. They say this would fix a problem that’s hampered efforts to prevent the fires in the first place.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Keeping Wolves On Track To Recovery

Credit Oregon State University

Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild is upbeat about wolf recovery in Oregon.

Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Commission got a recent report on the success of wolf management in the state.

And the process of wolf recovery appears to be going relatively well, even in the eyes of some environmental groups. 

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