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 6, 2013
10:44 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Helping Veterans Collect On Their Benefits

Credit Robert Neff/Fifth World Art

Kevin McCormally and Melissa Smith discuss retirement benefits for veterans and all of us.

Veterans Day is less than a week away, and this year, vets will have a chance to get a realistic picture of the benefits for which they are eligible. 

A recent poll showed that a majority of vets are not working with full knowledge of their pending Social Security benefits, or the upside to delaying the age to begin receiving benefits. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 5, 2013
1:10 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Shaping Oregon's Willamette Valley Passenger Rail Corridor

Talgo train designed for Oregon.
Credit ODOT

ODOT Passenger Rail Project Manager Jim Cox outlines the state of rail now, and some possible futures.

California is going for the big enchilada in passenger trains, true high speed rail. 

Oregon's ambitions, like its population figures, are a bit more modest. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 5, 2013
1:05 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

OSF Play To Great White Way

Jack Willis as LBJ in the original OSF staging.
Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Bill Rauch talks about the birth of "All The Way," and the process of taking it to Broadway.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival meets "Breaking Bad." 

The star of the recently completed TV show will play Lyndon Baines Johnson in "All The Way" on Broadway later this fall. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 5, 2013
1:01 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Conifers Of The Pacific Slope

Credit Backcountry Press

Michael Kauffman helps us tell our conifers apart, and why our region is home to so many.

When you're really interested in trees with seed cones, it sure helps to live in our region. 

And Michael Kauffman does. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:48 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Veterans Come Home In Redding

Credit Robert Neff/Fifth World Art

Gary Moore of the California Department of Veterans Affairs talks about the new veterans home in Redding.

The political figures came out recently for the ribbon cutting; now it's time for the veterans to move into the new veterans home in Redding. 

It took most of a decade to locate and build the facility, eventual home to 150 military veterans. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:45 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ensuring Fair Practices In Housing

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Diane Hess and Louise Dix explain the intricacies of fair housing laws and how Fair Housing Council of Oregon helps enforce them.

Years after laws against discrimination passed at every level of government, there are still episodes of people being denied housing because of skin color. 

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon investigates such cases and provides training to prevent discrimination from taking places. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

The Rise Of American Naval Power On "The Shining Sea"

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George C. Daughan talks about the obscurity of the War of 1812 and one of its best naval captains.

"Don't give up the ship," Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry said during the War of 1812. 

Fellow Navy man David Porter did not heed the advice.  But Porter is the man historian George Daughan chose to profile in his book The Shining Sea. 

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

First Friday In The Arts For November

"Lend Me A Tenor" plays at Ashland High School in November.
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Listeners join us to talk about arts events. Special focus: Ashland High School's "Lend Me a Tenor."

It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 1, 2013
12:18 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Restoring Intimacy And Sex After The Baby Arrives

Joy Hosey & Glennie Feinsmith & Kimberly Ford talk about couples returning to sex after childbirth.

Maybe the birth rate is way off from what it was in the baby boom years, but there's still a lot of attention and industry focused on keeping mothers and babies healthy.

And an event coming to Ashland this weekend focused on the same subject. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 1, 2013
12:15 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Overcoming The Brain's Defaults: "Hardwiring Happiness"

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Rick Hanson explains how to overcome the brain's built-in "negativity bias."

Why is it we'll stew for hours about the person who drove badly in front of us, to the exclusion of noticing what a nice day or otherwise uneventful drive we had? 

Because we're supposed to notice the bad things and learn from them, and not notice the things that go well. 

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