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 7, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Reforming Health Care, Continued

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UMass economist Gerald Friedman lays out the case for single-payer health systems.

The national debate about reforming the health care system tends to veer automatically into politics. 

But there are important realms left behind when that happens: medicine and economics.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 6, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Defensible Space In Case Of Wildfire

A house with defensible space... note the fire-blackened brush in the foreground.
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Kristin Babbs of Keep Oregon Green lays out defending homes from wildfires.

Oregon girds for the start of fire season every year about this time. 

If the gathering drought and the recent hot weather are any guide, it could be an intense fire season. 

The Keep Oregon Green Association is determined to keep any fires as small as possible. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Yuroks Reach Out To California Condors

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Chris West and Tiana Williams detail the behavior of condors and their importance to the Yuroks.

There are still several steps to take, but California's North Coast could be home to California condors once again. 

The Yurok tribe recently signed agreements with state and federal agencies that might lead to releases of the big birds on Yurok ancestral land. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 6, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue May 6, 2014

The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

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Miles Olson joins us to talk about hunting with compassion.

A recent report indicated that fewer people hunt and fish than used to, especially in Oregon. 

The situation may force the state Fish & Wildlife department to raise fees to compensate. 

The act of hunting itself continues to attract both devotees and passionate opponents. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 5, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Filling An Empty Bowl For Hunger

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Zoe Alowan and Julie Wiley describe the Empty Bowl Supper for hunger on May 9.

One of the most productive agricultural countries on Earth has a hunger problem. 

That's still a hard one to figure out. 

But until someone comes up with a set of permanent solutions, fundraisers will be held to help feed the people in our communities. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 5, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The NO Side On Josephine County's Jail Levy

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John Taft and Judy Ahrens explain their opposition to the jail levy in Josephine County (17-59).

Josephine County voters have a chance to beef up the public safety system through higher property taxes in the May 20 election. 

Measure 17-59 would raise taxes for five years to put more staff--and more inmates--in the county jail and juvenile system. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The Promise Of A Pencil

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Adam Braun talks about making sacrifices so other people can learn, and live well.

Just a few years ago, Adam Braun looked down the road to a rich life, in the monetary sense. 

He'd been working at hedge funds since he was 16, and a Wall Street career seemed pre-ordained. 

Then Adam traveled through India, and met a boy who wanted a pencil.  Just a pencil. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

First Friday In The Arts For May

Mandolin and guitar are the featured instruments of Raccoon Venom.
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Phone calls and songs from "Raccoon Venom" punctuate this edition of First Friday.

First Friday this month features another musical guest, the folk-punk (?) group Raccoon Venom from Ashland. 

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Changing The Perceptions Of Mental Illness

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Pat Garoutte talks about the myriad issues facing mental health patients and their loved ones.

The things we learn about mental illness tend to come from movies or the news. 

Sadly, mental illness hits the headlines when a person suffering from mental illness commits a notable crime. 

There is still a stigma attached to mental illness, and still a problem with mentally ill people ending up in jail instead of treatment. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 2, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Master Gardeners Strut Their Stuff

Could your garden look like this?
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Sherri Morgan, Ron Bombick and Jody Willis chat about gardening, gardeners... and budget issues.

Spring has sprung... weeks ago for most of us.  How are YOUR allergies? 

But there's still plenty to do in the current growing season, and plenty of advice to be had from people who actually know what they're doing in a garden.

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