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 | November 26, 2013
11:15 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Exchange This Week: The "Voice of NPR", Flying Boys and Holiday Meals

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The man who says "Funding for NPR..." is named Frank Tavares. 

And he's one of our guests on the Jefferson Exchange this week (November 25-29), a week that also features the title character in the documentary "The Boy Who Could Fly" and not one, but two, chefs talking about their cookbooks on Thanksgiving eve.

Here's our full list of guests, with links, for the week:

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Jefferson Exchange | November 25, 2013
10:33 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Major Problems With Minor Smokers In Oregon

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Jason Davis details Lane County's efforts to curtail underage tobacco use.

Young people are smoking cigarettes less in the United States and in Oregon, but Oregon has a particular issue to address: it ranks among the worst states in selling tobacco products to minors. 

And Lane County ranks high among the counties in cases of minors buying cigarettes in stores.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 25, 2013
10:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Curbing Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

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Dr. Ann Thomas explains the workings of the AWARE program.

The medical powers-that-be are so concerned about bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics that Oregon has a program in place to discourage the unnecessary use of the drugs. 

The AWARE program (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education) can report some success, too. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 25, 2013
10:23 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Frank Tavares, Fiction Writer/"Voice Of NPR"

Frank Tavares
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Frank Tavares talks about fiction writing and his other careers--including "The Voice of NPR."

Frank Tavares is a professor of communication and a fiction writer, but you probably know him best as the "voice of NPR." 

Until very recently, all the announcements that began "funding for NPR…" were delivered in the sonorous tones of Mr. Tavares. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 22, 2013
10:37 am
Fri November 22, 2013

A Day For Survivors Of Suicide

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Julie Lockhart and Shoshana Alexander discuss the impact of suicide on loved ones.

Saturday, November 23rd is International Survivors of Suicide Day.

It's not even in the same month as Suicide Prevention Month (September), and the issues are certainly somewhat different. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 22, 2013
10:32 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Christmas Charities Ramp Up For Giving

Salvation Army bell ringer from a recent year.
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Becky Snyder talks about Christmas charities in the Rogue Valley.

If the bells have not started ringing already, they certainly will soon. 

The Salvation Army and other charitable groups are now ramping up their efforts to collect money and goods to make the season happier for needy families. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 22, 2013
10:29 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Anjelica Huston: "A Story Lately Told"

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Anjelica Huston talks about life, the movies, and critics. Oh, the critics.

Was there ever a chance Anjelica Huston would NOT end up in movies? 

Both her father and grandfather worked in the business.  Yet her early life was lived far from Hollywood, on an estate in Ireland, and eventually London and New York.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:45 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Oregon Considers Changes In Liquor Regulation

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OLCC chair Rob Patridge talks about the process of changing--possibly--liquor laws in Oregon.

How and where alcoholic beverages are sold changes from state to state. 

Oregon is still one of the states where the state government still plays a major hand, while neighboring Washington changed to a system that makes packaged-liquor sales more of a private-sector function.  

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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Adopting Agriculture As An Occupation

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Stuart O'Neil and Katy Giombolini explain how Farm Corps programs train farmers-to-be.

Has the tide turned on interest in farming as an occupation?

For decades, the numbers of family farmers declined, and the acreage worked by large agribusiness companies went up. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:40 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Twisted Fairy Tales: "Alice in tumblr-Land"

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Tim Manley reads from "Alice in tumblr-Land" and describes the process of bringing it to book shelves.

As we recently learned from the author of "The Grimm Conclusion" (on Halloween), today's audiences like a little modern spicing-up with their traditional fairy tales. 

Witness the cascade of TV shows putting modern spins on old stories ("Sleepy Hollow," "Once Upon a Time"). 

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