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Jefferson Exchange | June 19, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Changing Climate In The Courts

Credit NASA/Public Domain

Chris Winter explains the strategy behind suing the state over climate change.

Addressing climate change through government is the domain of the executive and legislative branches. 

But how much are they doing? 

Not very much at all, in the eyes of some observers. 

So they filed lawsuits to force government action on the climate. 

At least one court would not even hear the case. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 18, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Week To Celebrate Pollinators

Cynthia Orlando and Mike Kroon talk about plants to attract pollinators.

How much of what we take for granted in the plant world would disappear without pollinators? 

We probably don't want to find out. 

Problems with bee colony die-offs in recent years pointed out the many things bees and other pollinators make possible. 

Those accomplishments are celebrated during Pollinator Week this week. 

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You Never Miss The Water ...
5:30 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

The 'Deepest Straw Wins' in Scramble for Groundwater

Ruth Griffin says she spent her life savings building her dream home in Kingsburg, California. But she can't move in because her private well is dry.
Credit Ruth Federis/Capital Public Radio

During a normal year, 30 percent of the water Californians consume comes from groundwater. This year, the California Department of Food and Agriculture says groundwater will account for 60 percent.

The drought, the increased reliance on groundwater and the patchwork system of groundwater management in California is creating a scramble for water in the San Joaquin Valley.

Farmers are seeing unprecedented reductions in their allotments to surface water.

Homeowners are watching their private wells run dry.

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Live Session Archive
5:20 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Lily & Madeleine Live Session

Lily & Madeleine
Eric Teel

Aired 6-27-2014

Nobody expected Lily & Madeleine’s first original song, “In the Middle,” to rack up a half a million YouTube views. The Internet is obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the fads and memes of viral culture, and so it would have to seem a little incongruous for social networks and content aggregators to embrace gimmick-free, black-and-white footage of an unplugged duo crooning a bittersweet and understated melody.

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JPR Classics Special Series
5:05 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

New C&N Series - Center Stage From Wolf Trap

Hosts Bill McGlaughlin and Rich Kleinfeldt

Beginning Sunday evening, July 6th at 7pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast Center Stage from Wolf Trap, a 26-week series of live performances from The Discovery Series of some of today's finest chamber musicians.

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Jefferson Exchange | June 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Mapping Earthquake Zones Anew On Oregon's Coast

Credit Erica Harris / Oregon State University

Jason McClaughry explains the value of much more detailed maps of the Oregon coast.

The Southern Oregon Coast is prone to earthquakes. 

Geologists are absolutely clear on that, with a lot of evidence to support them. 

But some of the evidence is now being updated, using high-tech methods not previously available. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Finding County Funding Solutions

Credit Scott Sanchez/Wikimedia

Patrick Sieng describes some of the options considered for shoring up county funding.

The public safety situation is dire in some Oregon counties. 

Some, like Josephine, simply can't afford to put deputies on patrol for more than a single shift on weekdays. 

Major crimes go unreported and uninvestigated, and criminals go unpunished. 

The Association of Oregon Counties brought reps from all of Oregon's 36 counties together last week in Hood River (June 9-10) to talk about possible approaches to improve county funding and services. 

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SOU President Moves On
4:39 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Cullinan Takes Top Post At Eastern Washington University

SOU president Mary Cullinan is leaving to head Eastern Washington University
Credit SOU

Second time's the charm.

Just a month after being a finalist for a job at Youngstown University in Ohio, Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan has announced she's leaving SOU at the end of June to assume the presidency of Eastern Washington University near Spokane.

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Jefferson Exchange | June 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Taking Southern Oregon Archaeology National

Chelsea Rose working in the field.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Chelsea Rose, Meg Watters and Allan Maca discuss the fun (and pressure) of Time Team America.

It's not exactly playing in the dirt, but it's close. 

Archaeology allows its practitioners to spend time literally digging up pieces of our history. 

And Southern Oregon University archaeologist Chelsea Rose is getting noticed for it. 

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Live Session Archive
4:29 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Josh Rouse Live Session

Credit Allen Clark

Aired 6-20-2014

It may have been 15+ years – from roots in rural Nebraska, through time in ‘Music City’ Nashville, TN, and to the current day relocated to a new home in cosmopolitan Spain – but it seems that the song spirits have been constant companions for Josh Rouse. 

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