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.


Jefferson Exchange | July 29, 2014 | 8:00
11:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Water Rights For Bodies Of Water

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Does a river or a lake have a water right? 

This question gets asked more often lately, as the drought makes lakes and rivers run low or dry, while nearby water users still get their water. 

A California court just ruled that the pumping of water out of the ground must be regulated to protect nearby rivers.   An environmental group filed the suit.

It's the first use of the "public trust doctrine" in this manner in the state. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 29, 2014 | 8:30
10:56 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Stepping Up The Crime Fight In Redding

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Regardless of the actual crime numbers, there is a perception of a crime problem in downtown Redding. 

Business owners have banded together as Redding Merchants Crime Watch, and the council and mayor are floating proposals to beef up law enforcement. 

Right smack in the middle is Police Chief Rob Paoletti, who plans a town hall meeting Wednesday at 6 PM to release crime stats and take input. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 29, 2014 | 9:00
10:51 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Education: Asia And America

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By many measures, Asian countries lead the world in the overall quality of public education. 

The United States is much farther down the list, despite ongoing efforts to improve schooling here. 

David Scott Clegg is familiar with education in both places. 

He's an educator and the Managing Director of The HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based education think tank. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Be A Local Hero (Online)


Jim Teece rolls out "Be A Local Hero."

Social media users love to tell their friends about what they're doing. 

It's really the point, after all--to keep up with your social network. 

So why not rack up some points for what you've been doing, if it benefits your community? 

That's the point behind "Be A Local Hero," a website started by Ashlander and Project A President Jim Teece. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Eugene's Big Sick Leave Vote

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Claire Syrett and Laurie Trieger detail Eugene's proposed sick leave ordinance.

Few people think workers should NOT get paid sick leave. 

The major questions revolve around who should provide it, and if government should order it. 

The Eugene City Council may vote tonight (July 28) on whether to require paid sick leave at companies doing business in city limits. 

The Lane County Commissioners voted first, though, and their ordinances may stop any sick leave ordinance cold. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 28, 2014 | 9:00
1:38 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

The Good Spy

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Kai Bird shares his profile of Robert Ames.

Terrorist acts are often known by their numbers: the numbers of people who died in this bombing or that attack. 

People may remember that the bombing of the American embassy in Beirut in 1983 killed 63 people. 

What they may not know or recall is that Robert Ames was one of the 63. 

Ames was a key CIA employee, renowned for his effectiveness at forging relationships with key Arab figures.

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Jefferson Exchange | July 25, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Addressing Oregon's High Rate Of Drownings

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Ruth Harshfield talks about keeping kids safe.

Oregon can be a dangerous place for swimmers. 

The state ranks 10th in the country in the per-capita rate of drownings. 

That's not good, considering the state ranks in the second half of states in population. 

Efforts by Safe Kids Oregon and other groups are focused on reducing child injuries, including drowning. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Britt Picks A Handful Of ACEs

Britt Institute students.
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Gillian Frederick, Julissa Martinez, Steve Kessler and Rachel Jones talk about ACE.

Not everybody gets to be an "American Idol," but there are jobs to be had in the arts field. 

The Oregon Arts Commission handed out grants to help minority and other students learn about arts careers. 

The grants include one to the Britt Festivals for its "ACE" program, Arts Career Exploration. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

A Grizzly Bear Near You... Maybe

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Noah Greenwald makes the case for more grizzly habitat.

The grizzly bear roams just a small fraction of its historic range here in the Lower 48 states. 

But talk of expanding that fraction could draw some sharp reactions.  Already has, in fact. 

The Center for Biological Diversity recently proposed expanding the grizzly's range to areas including parts of California (the Sierra) and Oregon (somewhere in the Klamath-Siskiyou region). 

And people who like the idea of a healthy grizzly population were forced to confront their feelings about having that population nearby. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 28-August 1, 2014
5:09 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Sick Leave, Drought, and Crime Fighting: Another Week on The Exchange

Eugene's city council may vote on its proposed sick leave ordinance on Monday, six days after the Lane County Commissioners passed their own ordinance that may pre-empt any move on sick leave. 

Meanwhile, the City of Ashland plans a Drought Summit to talk about water conservation strategies, and Redding's Police Chief faces a potentially irate audience at a town hall meeting.

You'll hear about these and much more on The Jefferson Exchange during the week of July 28... here, minus pretty pictures, are our plans:

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