Charlotte Duren

Jefferson Exchange Producer

Charlotte Duren grew up in the Seattle area and previously worked as a reporter for NPR stations in Salt Lake City and Wrangell, Alaska.  She graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2010 where she spent her mornings as a student board operator for the Jefferson Exchange. Charlotte is responsible for booking guests on the Jefferson Exchange and is always looking to hear from community members about interesting events and issues going on in and around the state of Jefferson.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 21, 2014 | 8:00
2:33 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Caring For Children With CASA

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The question "who takes care of children first?" usually has an easy answer: the parent. 

But when the child is taken out of her or his home and placed in foster care, the answer changes. 

And in some areas, the answer becomes the CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 21, 2014 | 8:30
2:29 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Ashland Bans The Bags: Single-Use Bags On Way Out

In the absence of state regulations, many cities around the country are banning plastic single-use bags from store checkout counters. 

The City of Ashland just followed suit, though the ban will not take effect for six months. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 21, 2014 | 9:00
11:29 am
Fri April 18, 2014

A Natural History Of The Galápagos

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The name sailors have for the Galápagos Islands may be more descriptive than their true name: "Las Encantadas," or the Enchanted Islands.

They certainly are unique... a laboratory of evolution that Charles Darwin used extensively, and a magnet for eco-tourism today. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

OSU Archives Beer and Hops

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Tiah Edmunson-Morton explains the Hops & Beer Archive and why it was established.

The growth of craft beer is historic in Oregon and elsewhere.  And worth documenting as part of history, it turns out. 

Oregon State University's Special Collections and Archives now include a collection information on beer and hops. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Earth Day Observed By "Walk For The Planet"

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Alan Journet addresses climate change and local action to curb it.

44 years after the first Earth Day, a few things are different. 

We no longer fear blowing up the planet with nuclear weapons. 

Slow cooking it, though... there's plenty of concern about that. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 18, 2014
10:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

The Nourished Kitchen In Print

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Jennifer McGruther walks us through her work in traditional foods and some of her recipes.

Trends come and go in the food world, and right now it's popular to know where your food comes from.  Centuries of recipe books just list the needed ingredients, with little or no reference to the original sources. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 17, 2014
12:37 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Discussion About The Trees

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We get an overview of Oregon's Forest Legacy program.

The way in which forestry is conducted is a constant source of debate and discussion in our region.  And it goes beyond whether trees are cut or not. 

It also gets into whether forest land will even continue to BE forest.  State and federal forest agencies cooperate on programs to preserve private forests. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 17, 2014
12:37 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Preparedness For The Next Big Quake

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Jessica Schwarz & Dr. Althea Rizzo talk earthquake preparedness.

We talk a lot about the potential for earthquakes in the region, but how prepared are you?

It's probably a rare family that has a week's supply of food and water, and that's why various agencies continue to re-state the earthquake risk, and how to prepare. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 17, 2014
12:20 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Age Of Radiance

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Author Craig Nelson shares his book "The Age of Radiance."

We've had decidedly mixed feelings about atomic energy through the decades.  The discovery of x-rays in the 19th century gave us brand-new ways to help heal broken bodies.

But then, too much exposure to x-rays or any other radiation can also lead to broken or even dead bodies.  Atomic energy can power our cities or blow them up. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 16, 2014 | 8:00
11:35 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Cover Oregon Limping Along

Cover Oregon updates us on the changes.

Somehow, the state that appeared to be leading the way into a new age of health insurance ended up with the worst website to apply for coverage. 

Cover Oregon is months behind its original schedules, still unable to allow members of the public to buy coverage online, and a factor in this year's elections. 

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