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 | February 27, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Sharing The Knowledge On Breast Cancer Gains

A mammogram in progress.
Credit U.S. Marine Corps

Melanie Dines and Toni Mountain discuss improvements in surviving breast cancer.

We know a lot more about breast cancer than we once knew. 

More lives are saved, but women still get the disease and die from it.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Pushing Women To The Top

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Jeanne Stallman and Anne Doyle talk about getting more women into positions of leadership.

Just about all of us can use the occasional brush-up on skills and attitudes in our jobs. 

And the chance to compare notes may be more important for women in leadership positions. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Shasta County's Chaparral Incident: Burning Down The House

Credit New York Daily News

Sgt. John Greene explains the handling of the discovery of a mobile home filled with explosive chemicals.

News organizations far and wide took notice when the Shasta County Sheriff's Office recently burned down a mobile home filled with explosives. 

And the fire came after deputies evacuated nearby residents.  It's not an everyday occurrence, to be sure. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

VENTSday: Internet Voting + Timing Campaign Contributions

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Listeners vent on Internet voting and campaign contribution limits.

Should making it easy to vote include voting via the Internet? 

And while we're on the subject of voting, should there be new limits on WHEN political figures can take donations?  Those are this week's VENTSday topics.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Passion Of Pussy Riot

Credit Riverhead Books

Masha Gessen gives us the backstory on the creation of Pussy Riot.

The limits of free speech in Vladimir Putin's Russia get a frequent test from members of the group Pussy Riot.

Putin allowed the young women to be freed from prison, just in time for the Winter Olympics to start in the Russian city of Sochi.  And that's exactly where they went, to demonstrate against the regime.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 25, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Freeway Interchange Of The Future

The proposed Phoenix interchange.
Credit ODOT

Gary Leaming and Dick Leever of ODOT explain the "diverging diamond" interchange.

The old "cloverleaf" style of freeway interchange is turning a new leaf. 

More innovative designs are coming along as the years go by.  One of those designs is in the process of being put into place at the Interstate Five interchange in Phoenix, Oregon. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Counting California's Record Grape Harvest

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Jeff Bitter of Allied Grape Growers Association describes the wine grape harvest of 2013.

It takes a while to compile the numbers from California's massive wine grape harvest. 

But here goes: 2013 was a record year, even better than 2012.  The crush records recently compiled show 4.23 Million tons of grapes, for a total crop value of more than $3 Billion. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

War Versus Diplomacy

French damage from World War One.
Credit British Library/Public Domain

Phyllis Bennis shares her views and research on American militarism and diplomacy.

Our leaders talk a great deal about diplomacy, but they also talk about "projecting" American power. 

And often, that has meant going to war.  The Institute for Policy Studies formed more than 50 years ago to promote justice and find alternatives to war. 

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4:26 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Back In Class: Medford Teachers Return From Strike

Medford's Washington Elementary School.
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Striking Medford school teachers returned to their classrooms on Monday, the first day back after a two-week strike.

The teachers' union and the district reached a tentative contract agreement Friday night.  Teachers struck on February 6th over a variety of issues involving pay, benefits, and working conditions.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 24, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Oregon Vaccine Exemptions Tighten

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Stacy de Assis Matthews explains the new law on non-medical exemptions for child vaccines in Oregon.

Parts of our region lead the country in avoiding vaccines. 

Ashland is especially high in the incidence of parents seeking vaccine exemptions for their children.  That may change under a law that goes into effect next week. 

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