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 | December 9, 2013
10:58 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Lawsuit Over McKenzie River Hatchery

McKenzie River Hatchery.
Credit Oregon Fish & Wildlife

Bruce Anderson and Dave Thomas of McKenzie Flyfishers explain why they filed suit over Salmon.

When disputes over timber and water arise, fish are often at the center of concern.

They are sensitive to changes in streams and the forests that give birth to the streams.  Now a pair of environmental groups are taking the the federal government to court over fish. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 9, 2013
10:55 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Children Born Different: "Far From The Tree"

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Andrew Solomon explores the world of people "born different" in "Far From The Tree."

Our children are not always born looking or sounding like we expected. 

Andrew Solomon considers that situation, and comes to the conclusion that diversity draws us closer together. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 6, 2013
11:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Singing, Acting, And Christmas: A Big First Friday

The Jefferson State Choral Coalition celebrates its tenth year and the season in two concerts, Saturday in Ashland.
Credit Jefferson State Choral Coalition/Facebook

Callers talk up the many items in the performing and visual arts in December.

There's almost TOO MUCH to see and hear in the arts in the month of December. 

But we'll try to get a good sample.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 6, 2013
10:59 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Totally Tubular: Life In The Wienermobile

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Peppy with puns: the crew from the Wienermobile talk about life in the big bun.

We could not resist the power of the Wienermobile

The iconic vehicle that crosses the country in support of Oscar Mayer products is spending a week in the greater Medford area, spreading the mustard and the word on hot dogs and more. 

We visit with the Hotdogger team about life in the wiener.  

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Jefferson Exchange | December 6, 2013
10:56 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Jesus, A Rabbi For The First Century

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Rabbi David Zaslow discusses Jesus in historical context in "Jesus: First Century Rabbi."

Christians claim Jesus as their savior, but it's helpful to remember that Jesus was himself a Jew. 

Ashland rabbi David Zaslow provides a reminder in  his book  Jesus: First-Century Rabbi.

Zaslow says his book is meant to help both Christians and Jews gain greater understanding of the origins of their respective faiths.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 5, 2013
11:20 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Wine Industry Grows Quickly In Southern Oregon

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Michael Donovan discusses the growth in the wine industry, growth he expects to continue.

From former pear orchards, a bounty of wine. 

Many of the same Southern Oregon agricultural plots that were once home to pear orchards are now home to vineyards growing wine grapes. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 5, 2013
11:17 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Enjoying Local Farm Goods Outside Growing Season

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Wendy Siporen and Sebastian Aguilar talk about local farm products available in winter.

So the growing season is over. 

But that does not mean an end to products from area farms. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 5, 2013
11:11 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Protecting The Uncontacted People

Bora people of Peru, 2006.
Credit Jorge G. Mori/Wikimedia

Rebecca Spooner of Survival International explains the efforts to protect the "uncontacted people."

It's hard to believe that there are still people living on the Earth who have little or no knowledge of civilization as we know it. 

But such tribes still exist, particularly in the thick jungles of South America.  And they have friends of a sort in organizations like Survival International. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 4, 2013
10:45 am
Wed December 4, 2013

O & C Proposal-The Environmental Group Perspective

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Dominick Della Sala and Joseph Vaile weigh in on the Wyden timber plan from an environmental perspective.

Round two of our interviews on the Sen. Ron Wyden proposal to divide up the O & C timber lands in western Oregon… 

Environmental groups already pointed out problems they see with both the land treatments and the legal implications. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 4, 2013
10:41 am
Wed December 4, 2013

VENTSday: O & C Timber Bill + Phones On Planes

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Listeners vent on the plan for managing the O & C timberlands, put out by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon.

There's already a wealth of opinion being offered on Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's timber bill, and you can add to it on this week's VENTSday segment on The Exchange.

Every Wednesday at 8:30, we throw a pair of topics on the table--in theory, unrelated--and open up the phone lines and the email box to gather your take on either or both of the issues.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org.

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