People

  • Development Associate | Jefferson Monthly Editor

    Abby Kraft works in the development department at JPR.  A brief stint as a volunteer at JPR led to what has turned out to be a decade of fulfilling work.  She has the pleasure of working with businesses and professionals who choose to support...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Alice Mullaly was raised in the same Central Point home where she lives today with her husband, Larry. A graduate of Crater High School, Oregon State, and Stanford universities, she taught mathematics for 42 years in high schools in Nyack, New...

  • Host

    Following a stint at age 20 as an on-air DJ for Top 40 radio, Allison continued her work in the music industry as a production assistant for the California Music Awards. In 2007, Allison worked with numerous music venues in and around Austin,...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Amy Couture is originally from Loomis, California and Astoria, Oregon.  She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a master’s in teacher education from Eastern Oregon University, and a master’s in history from...

  • Stories Alive Producer

    Ana Byers is the Executive Director of Stories Alive. She has a long background in acting, writing, organizing, and general creative imagining and daydreaming. When not devoting her time and energies to Stories Alive, Ana acts, narrates...

  • Morning Edition Host

     Angela Decker joined us as a backup host for Morning Edition in August 2016, and moved into the main chair in February 2017.  She has a long history in journalism, but is new to broadcasting.  When she's not at JPR, Angela is a freelance...

  • Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region,...

  • Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Veteran newsman Bill McLean recently “retired” in Ashland after more than 30 years in Austin, Texas, where he covered local news beats as reporter, anchor and/or news director for several Central Texas radio stations. Also, as a stringer and...

  • Stories Alive Editor / Recording Engineer

    Blake is a local from the beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, where  an unexpected gripping job peaked his interest in film making. After building a resume in the industry, he landed on field sound tech and design as his specialty. 

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  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Caroline Schaffer is a professional actor, Ashland local, and long-time contributer to Oregon Shakepeare Festival productions. Her roles in nine season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival include: Miss Havisham in Great Expectations; Willfull;...

  • Live Session Photographer

    Carson began his interest in cycling at a young age and photography in 2000, he has grown his passion into Carson Blume Photography & Ride Redding. He's...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Charles Ter Bush is a retired legal publishing executive.  Charlie and his wife moved to Ashland in 2014 from Chicago to be nearer her son and his family and the beautiful Oregon countryside.  He has joined the Southern Oregon Historical...

  • Salem Correspondent

    Chris Lehman covers the Oregon state capitol for JPR as part of the Northwest News Network, a group of 12 Northwest public radio organizations which collaborate on regional news coverage.  Chris graduated from Temple University with a...

  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    Christina Ammon has penned travel articles for The Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Condé Nast and many other publications. Her penchant for odd story angles has had her...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Christopher Shockey lives on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where before on-line streaming, JPR Classics and News was the only radio station he and his family could capture. It played from atop...

  • Weekend Announcer

    Code Growe is a performing musician, teacher, and storyteller working on social renewal through art and imagination. Born in California, he studied music at Musikseminar in Hamburg, and at McGill University in Montreal before settling in...

  • Development Associate

    Colleen joined the team at JPR as a student . A business major, she stumbled upon the radio station downstairs, and immediately fell in love. Colleen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from SOU, went on to be a television reporter for...

  • American Rhythm Host

    Craig Faulkner was born in 1948 in San Francisco and lived in Santa Barbara for many years before moving to Southern Oregon in 1990. He designed and built custom homes by day and in the evenings taught swing dancing classes.

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  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    Daniel Newberry has written features for Jefferson Monthly since 2006 and has been a regular freelance contributor to the Mail Tribune since 2008.  Given the choice, he'll try out and write about anything that happens outdoors. ...

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