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 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:22 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Public Records, But Not For Public Employees

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Lawyer Steven Wilker lays out public records laws and how they are used (and abused).

How best to teach budding journalists the uses of public records laws? 

Request public records.  That's what student media advisor Kate Willson did at Oregon State University.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 6, 2014 | 9:00
10:20 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

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Dan Hurley talks about how he used himself as a guinea pig in boosting brain power for his book "Smarter."

Do you know your own IQ? 

Better question: do you think your IQ number indicates a ceiling of sorts, a boundary beyond which your brain cannot go? 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 3, 2014 | 8:00
10:29 am
Fri January 3, 2014

First Friday For January: Who's Who In The Arts

A title we HAD to like, coming to the Craterian in Medford in January.
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Geoff and Charlotte talk about arts events coming to the region in the weeks ahead.

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 | January 3, 2014 | 8:30
10:28 am
Fri January 3, 2014

More Fair Days Ahead For Josephine County

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Commissioner Simon Hare explains the current financial picture at Josephine County, with a focus on the fairgrounds.

Things are looking up, at least a little, for the Josephine County Fairgrounds. 

Commissioners decided months ago that the fairgrounds had to be self-sustaining, because the cash-strapped county could not afford to support them.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 3, 2014 | 9:00
10:25 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Congress Fails to Continue Extended Unemployment Benefits

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Judy Conti from the National Employment Law Project discusses pressures on working people in America.

It is not a very Happy New Year for unemployed people, but it's even less happy for the long-term unemployed. 

Because Congress recessed for the holiday season without extending unemployment payments, as it had in previous years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:30 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Barred Owl Shooting Begins

A barred owl rescued after an accident.
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Michael Harris details Friends of Animals objection to shooting barred owls.

The work long rumored recently got underway: gunfire killed barred owls in Northern California. 

And it was completely intentional, meant to give spotted owls some breathing room in their competition with the rival owls for living space. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

The Christmas Bird Count

A starling from this year's CBC.
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Harry Fuller explains the workings of the Christmas Bird Count and the findings of recent years.

The definition of "Christmas season" truly depends upon the person. 

Some people celebrate for a month or more. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 2, 2014 | 9:00
10:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Starting The Year With "One Simple Change"

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Winnie Abramson lays out her 50 ideas that can be used for "One Simple Change."

If you are a person who makes New Year's resolutions, you can hold on until you hear this interview.

Winnie Abramson is a naturopathic doctor who writes the blog "Healthy Green Kitchen." 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 1, 2014
1:56 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year's Day Special

Happy New Year!
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New Year's Day ends our run of holiday re-packaging of earlier interviews, with provocative pieces from previous Exchanges. 

At 8: Ronald Schlieffer and Jerry Vannatta make the case for more than needles and drugs in their book The Chief Concern of Medicine.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 31, 2013 | 8:00
11:02 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Record Dry Year For Medford Area

The story of this year: dry ground and blue skies.
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Milt Radford visits to talk about high-pressure blocks and other reasons for the dry year.

Unless a massive storm hits, and soon (highly unlikely), 2013 ends with a weather whimper that amounts to a meteorological bang.

The bang is that the year will end with less precipitation in Medford than in any other calendar year since record-keeping began more than 100 years ago. 

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