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 | February 18, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Oregon Students Missing Out On AP Chances

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Crystal Green and Andrea Morgan of the Oregon Department of Education discuss AP classes.

College-bound high school students can get a leg up on their post-secondary education by taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams and classes. 

But a recent national report shows many Oregon students do not take advantage of the AP offerings. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 18, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Depicting Native Americans In Project 562

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Matika Wilbur talks of the many highs and some lows of Project 562.

There's not a lot of in-between in mass media depictions of Native Americans. 

We often get either the Hollywood depictions of noble warriors from the movies, or the news stories about alcoholism and poverty on the reservation. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Getting Busy AFTER Retirement

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Indra Nicholas and Cathyann Wright boost volunteer opportunities for seniors and everybody else.

Some people think of retirement as a set of sunny years playing lots of golf. 

Some other people might find that concept of retirement to be something straight out of hell. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Reviving Crop Donation Tax Credits

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Beverly Hughes at Food For Lane County explains the efforts to revive the crop donation tax credit.

Drop a bag of clothing off at Goodwill, and you'll get a receipt and a potential tax credit. 

But farmers who grow extra acres of food and donate the produce to food banks get no such tax credit in Oregon.  And they used to. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 17, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon February 17, 2014

The Truth About Trust

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David DeSteno explains how trust works, and how variable it is.

They can be two of the most chilling words you'll ever hear in combination: “trust me.” 

But we can't simply rely on ourselves and our own judgment for everything in life.  At some point we have to trust somebody else. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 12, 2014 | 8:00
4:19 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Retrenchment Looms At Southern Oregon U.

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"Retrenchment" is not a word used lightly on the Southern Oregon University campus.

SOU President Mary Cullinan explains the latest with retrenchment at SOU.

It is the term required when the university considers program cuts that would result in faculty jobs being lost.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 12, 2014 | 8:30
4:15 am
Wed February 12, 2014

VENTSday: Affordable College + E-Cigarettes

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What will it take to make college more affordable in our country?

VENTSday topics: The cost of college and laws for e-cigarettes.

And those nifty electronic or "E-cigarettes": should we regulate those like the old-fashioned cigarettes? 

Those are the key questions in our weekly VENTSday segment.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 12, 2014 | 9:00
4:10 am
Wed February 12, 2014

The Beatles Are Here (...or were)!

The Beatles at Kennedy Airport in New York, February 1964.
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It's been almost exactly 50 years since The Beatles first landed in America and changed the world.

Author Penelope Rowlands shares her love for the Beatles.

There are many commemorations planned, including a book by Penelope Rowlands called The Beatles Are Here! 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Why The Oregon Chub Is A De-Listing Candidate

The Oregon Chub, a tiny minnow.
Credit Oregon Fish & Wildlife

Rollie White at U.S. Fish & Wildlife gives a recent history of the chub, and its population explosion.

Not every species that enters the endangered species list stays there for decades. 

The bald eagle recovered enough to get de-listed, and so did several other animals.  But no fish ever came off the list… until now. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Backlash To Wyden Timber Plan

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Dominick DellaSala explains the conservationist opposition to the Wyden timber plan.

It has been said many times that journalists and legislators know they've probably done their jobs well when many people are angry with them. 

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden can probably relate. 

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