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 | January 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:30 am
Fri January 17, 2014

SOU Professor Wins Oregon Literary Fellowship

Robert Arellano.
Credit Southern Oregon University

Robert Arellano shares his enthusiasm about writing... and his Oregon Literary Fellowship.

Robert Arellano's passion for writing is noticed by his students at Southern Oregon University. 

Somebody else noticed the passion and recognized it: Arellano is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship for 2014. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 17, 2014 | 9:00
10:28 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Universe We Cannot See

A spiral galaxy. This, we can see.
Credit NASA/Public Domain

Dr. James Brau takes us deep into space for an understanding of dark matter and dark energy.

The wonders of the universe continue to unfold with an ever-stronger array of telescopes and other devices for seeing into deep space. 

Then there's all that stuff we can't see, and that's what James Brau wants to talk about. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 16, 2014 | 8:00
10:59 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Lane County Jail Releases Slow Down

Lane County Jail.
Credit Wikimedia

Sgt. Steven French of the Lane County Sheriff's Office describes the change in jail releases.

The Lane County Jail was one of several in Oregon that earned a reputation as a “revolving door” jail. 

Inmates seemed to depart soon after they arrived, because there simply was not room enough to hold all the people awaiting trial. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:57 am
Thu January 16, 2014

ICE A Cell Phone For Winter

Credit Ahsaberorg/Wikimedia

We get the details of the ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign from Michael Jameson.

Mild as it's been so far, there's a lot of winter ahead of us. 

We can expect snow and rain and ice and ICE. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 16, 2014 | 9:00
10:55 am
Thu January 16, 2014

If Time Is Short: "The Priority List"

Credit Simon & Schuster

David Menasche details his journey through brain cancer to reconnect with former students.

Stop and think: if you got a diagnosis of a potentially fatal illness, how would you change your life? 

Teacher David Menasche faced just such a situation after years of teaching high school English.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 15, 2014 | 8:00
10:36 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Wood Stoves Get A Cleaning

Credit Katie Campbell/EarthFix

Rachel Sakata explains the changes likely coming to newly manufactured wood stoves.

Not very long ago, Oregon and other states sued the federal government to force a new set of regulations on wood stoves and heaters. 

And here they come… the Environmental Protection Agency just announced a proposal for stricter standards, so newer wood-burning heaters will burn cleaner. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 15, 2014 | 8:30
10:34 am
Wed January 15, 2014

VENTSday: Pit Bull Bans + Fossil Fuel Divestment

Credit guernicamag.org

Listeners weigh in on dog control measures and fossil fuel company divestment in VENTSday.

Do you think your city (or county or state) should ban pit bulls or any other breed of dog?

Would you like your city (etc.) to drop any investments in fossil fuel companies?
Let's hear what you think...

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Jefferson Exchange | January 15, 2014 | 9:00
10:32 am
Wed January 15, 2014

The Activist's Handbook

Credit University of California Press

Randy Shaw talks about his life in activism and his book "The Activist's Handbook."

At some point in your life--maybe recently--did you get mad enough about something in society to take action? 

Did you know what to do next?

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Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 8:00
10:29 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Flu Season And How Not To Be Part Of It

Flu virus under the microscope.
Credit CDC/Public Domain

Oregon Public Health joins us to discuss influenza and how to protect yourself this winter season.

Flu season is in full swing in Oregon.

At least, health officials hope it does not get any fuller than this.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 8:30
10:26 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Changing What Defines "Poverty" For Schools

Credit Medford School District

Schools with higher numbers of students from poor families frequently get additional financial support.

Oregon Department of Education shares how poverty is now calculated.

Plain and simple, education must be more intensive for children of poverty. 

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