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 | May 27, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue May 27, 2014

The Underwater Museum

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Jason deCaires Taylor takes us into his world of underwater artwork.

We're a radio station, but oh boy, is this a visual story.  

In fact, you'll want to click THIS LINK now to get an idea of the impact on the eye.  Jason deCaires Taylor works as an artist, but he's got an environmental bent, too.  

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Jefferson Exchange | May 26-30, 2014
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Coming Attractions: May 26-30 On The Exchange

Every weekday, we put up the items for the next day's Exchange, all pretty with pictures and links. 

Well, here's what the list looks like before the hairstyling and nail polish.

One polite reminder: plans can change for us and for our guests, so what you hear on the air could vary from this lineup...

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Jefferson Exchange | May 23, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

What's Behind Oregon's Improving Employment

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Guy Tauer lays out the Oregon employment picture.

Officially, the national recession ended several years ago. 

You could not prove that by a lot of workers, especially in Oregon. 

But employment in the state appears to be improving, if not surging... it's just not consistent across the state; Southwest Oregon lags behind.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 23, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Celebrating Birds In The Rogue Valley

A starling pauses to reflect.
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John Alexander and Brandon Breen discuss the mission of the Klamath Bird Observatory and the events of the Mountain Bird Festival.

The abundant wildlife of our region is there to be looked at, if you have the means. 

And it doesn't take much in either means or time to watch birds. 

Birders revel in the sighting of birds both common and rare, and there's no special training involved. 

The Klamath Bird Observatory will try to help prospective birders take flight in the first-ever Mountain Bird Festival, coming to the Ashland area over Memorial Day weekend. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 23, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Tuberculosis In History: "The Remedy"

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Thomas Goetz tells the tale of Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and tuberculosis.

More than a century ago, a diagnosis of tuberculosis meant almost certain death for the patient. 

Medical science desperately searched for a cure. 

Then physician Robert Koch announced success: he could stop TB.

Another physician, Arthur Conan Doyle, took great interest. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 22, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Talking Computers To Help Dispatchers

A dispatcher at work for Oregon State Police.
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Justin Bates explains the advantage of text-to-speech dispatching.

Think about the stress levels incurred by emergency dispatchers: they need to dispatch emergency workers WHILE they are still taking details of the incident over the phone. 

Seconds count in emergency services, and that overlap costs time. 

Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatches first responders in Jackson County, and ECSO has a new tool. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 22, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Oregon Innovation At The Smithsonian

California is represented at the Smithsonian; what will Oregon send?
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ScienceWorks' Chip Lindsey talks about the collaboration with the Smithsonian.

Coming soon to the Smithsonian: the innovation and invention of Southern Oregon. 

The region is one of several around the country that will be represented at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. 

Scienceworks Hands-On Museum received a grant to research and produce a video showing the history and future of innovation in the area. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 22, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu May 22, 2014

State+Fed+Local Pot Laws=Confusion

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Leland Berger explains what's been happening with Oregon marijuana laws.

You can forgive the casual observer for being confused about marijuana laws in our region. 

Oregon and California both have medical marijuana laws. 

Neighboring Washington allows pot for personal use. 

Oregon and California both have medical marijuana dispensaries, sort of. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 21, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Southern Oregon Economic Forecast

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Mark Dennett gives his predictions for Rogue Valley economic growth.

Economists frequently make predictions about the direction the nation's economy will go. 

Such predictions are harder to come by at the local level. 

But marketing consultant Mark Dennett takes a stab at predicting the pathway ahead of the Southern Oregon economy. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

VENTSday: Your Election Analysis

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Listeners vent on Oregon primary election results, heavy on environmental concerns.

The ballots will have been counted by the time our VENTSday segment airs. 

So it's no mystery what we'll discuss with listeners: the results of the May 20th primary election in Oregon. 

From primaries for governor and U.S. Senator to Jackson County's GMO measure, there's much to talk about.   California listeners can talk about issues and candidates in their primary, still two weeks away.

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