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 | March 4, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Successful Authors Explain The Success

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Molly Best Tinsley and James Sulzer talk about the challenges of writing and publishing books.

Maybe we'll read them on glowing screens, but books--in whatever form--are not going away.

There's still a thirst for a good read, and more than enough authors working to slake the thirst. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 3, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Teachers TELL Of Their Working Conditions

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Hannah Vaandering of OEA walks us through the TELL survey process.

Oregon teachers and principals have more paperwork to fill out, but the latest addition is voluntary. 

The TELL Oregon survey takes information from the teachers and principals about their working conditions, and it's quite detailed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 3, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

The Caged Bird Sings Of Change

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Jennifer Fearing was campaign manager for Prop 2, and explains how it's supposed to work.

It's not this year, but a previous one, that may be weighing on the minds of California farmers. 

2008's Proposition 2 requires more spacious quarters for egg-laying hens, but it gave farmers more than six years to comply. 

Animal-rights activists at the Humane Society and other groups say many farmers have yet to make any changes, and could miss the deadline. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 3, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Poet Richard Blanco Visits The Region

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Richard Blanco talks poetry, process, and the many hyphens (engineer-poet...) in his life.

 Richard Blanco already had a number of accomplishments under his belt. 

And then he was invited to deliver one of his poems at the second inauguration of President Obama. 

Blanco is known for his poetry and for his ability to connect with students. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Far Out: Historical Society Relives The 1960s

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Amy Drake and Carolyn Kingsnorth talk about the 1960s, and Southern Oregon Historical Society's coming display.

Break out the tie-dye, man.  It's the 60s again at the Southern Oregon Historical Society. 

SOHS is assembling a display called "Far Out: Southern Oregon in the 1960s," coming to the Woolworth Building in down Medford beginning in late March.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Small Wineries Team Up For Big Impact

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Laura Lotspeich and Al Silbowitz explain how small wineries work together as Bear Creek Boutique Wineries.

When you're a small winery seeking a big impact, it helps to have friends.  But OTHER wineries?

That's the tale of the collective calling itself Bear Creek Boutique Wineries. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Getting Going Before Growing Season

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Master Gardeners Sherri Morgan, Carol O'Neal and Bob Reynolds talk about growing and gardening.

Set aside for the moment any concerns about how much water will be available in the coming growing season. 

There WILL BE a growing season, that's for sure.  And this time, just before it starts, is the time when many gardeners--serious and less so--make preparations in their gardens and their skills. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Fixing Up A Forest For The Long Term

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Marty Main and Kerry Metlen update the progress of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project.

Smoke rose from the hills above Ashland recently, and nobody got alarmed. 

Periodic controlled burns are among the features of the ongoing Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR). 

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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

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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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