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 20, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Renewable Energy Options Here At Home

A geothermal power station in Iceland.
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Buzz Thielemann, Alan Journet, John Lund and Toni Boyd discuss solar and geothermal energy.

If any part of the country should be able to produce clean energy, this is it. 

We're blessed with abundant sunshine through much of the year, wind in some corners, and even geothermal energy underfoot in places. 

So it's time for an assessment, both on what forms of renewable energy are available, and how we're making use of them. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 19-23, 2014
11:03 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Minus Pictures, The Rest Of The Week

We'll put the pictures on the daily versions.

But some of our listeners like to see a little further down the road.  For you, here is the rest of the current week's plan for The Jefferson Exchange:

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Jefferson Exchange | May 19, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Making Old Number 4 New Again

Medco #4 in its logging heyday.
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Jerry Hellinga details the struggle to bring Medco Number 4 back to life.

The world of railroading has its extremes: speeding bullet trains overseas… and Medco number 4. 

Number 4 is a steam locomotive built in 1925 for use in the logging camps of the Medford Corporation (Medco). 

It is a rare example of a particular type of locomotive, and in the eyes of railfans, worth bringing back to operating life. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 19, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Airlines Depart Klamath Falls

SkyWest served Klamath Falls under the United Express nameplate... until the last flights out on June 4.
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John Longley talks about the factors that led to Sky West leaving Klamath Falls behind.

Beyond transportation options, it's a matter of prestige for a city to have commercial airline service. 

So Klamath Falls took a punch to the gut lately when SkyWest announced it would no longer serve Klamath Falls (as United Express) with daily flights to San Francisco and Portland. 

The final flights left before dawn on Wednesday, June 4.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 19, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon May 19, 2014

The Death Of Money

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James Rickards explains why he thinks the economy is headed for disaster--and is in depression now.

Many of us are still trying to recover from the last financial downturn. 

James Rickards says there's another one on the way. 

Rickards is an investment banker who assesses threats to the financial system, and he says the current threat is a big one. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 16, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

High Marks For High Schools

Ashland High School and the district administration building.
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Michelle Zundel and Bob King talk about the work of improving a high school.

Several high schools in our region gained some bragging rights recently, as U.S. News & World Report issued its annual rankings of American high schools. 

Ashland High School, South Medford and South Eugene all ranked highly, along with Central Point's Crater Renaissance Academy. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Foster Care Month And Differential Response

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Oregon Child Welfare boss Lois Day addresses foster parenting and differential response.

Lane, Klamath and Lake Counties are the first in Oregon to adopt a Different Response Model that could reduce placements of children in foster care.

May is Foster Care Month, a chance to discuss the events that lead to foster care for kids. 

Reports of child abuse and neglect require a response from child welfare authorities. 

But it is not always the same response.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 16, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Inside Mental Health Care: "Sherry Goes Sane"

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Sherry Joiner describes her long struggle with mental illness.

We debate the proper treatment of mental illness a fair amount in this country. 

Sherry Joiner can shed some light on the debate from the patient point of view. 

Joiner emerged from a turbulent childhood with some serious mental challenges. 

After years of episodes, she finally got the treatment she needed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 15, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Poaching The Redwoods

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Candace Tinkler and Marshall Neeck detail the developments in the redwood burl poaching case.

Not all poachers are hunters, and not all targets of poaching are animals. 

Case in point: redwood trees in Northern California. 

The high value of burl and bunion growths on the giant redwoods is proving irresistible for some people. 

So they are entering the state and national redwood parks at night to poach the wood, from trees both living and dead. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 15, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu May 15, 2014

A Regional Look At The National Climate Report

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Julian Boggs talks about details and reactions on the National Climate Assessment.

Denial does not equal defense. 

Global warming may still be denied by some segments of the population, but the evidence of its existence is overwhelming. 

And that evidence includes the recent release of the National Climate Assessment.

The report shows the effects of climate change reaching to every one of the 50 states. 

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