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 14, 2014 | 8:00
10:29 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Flu Season And How Not To Be Part Of It

Flu virus under the microscope.
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Oregon Public Health joins us to discuss influenza and how to protect yourself this winter season.

Flu season is in full swing in Oregon.

At least, health officials hope it does not get any fuller than this.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 8:30
10:26 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Changing What Defines "Poverty" For Schools

Credit Medford School District

Schools with higher numbers of students from poor families frequently get additional financial support.

Oregon Department of Education shares how poverty is now calculated.

Plain and simple, education must be more intensive for children of poverty. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 14, 2014 | 9:00
10:22 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Riverkeepers At Work

The Rogue River.
Credit BLM/Wikimedia

It sounds like something out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel: River Keeper.

We visit with the Rogue Riverkeeper and the Klamath Riverkeeper.

But the term is both modern and non-fiction, describing people dedicated to keeping their target rivers in good shape, and helping get them in better shape over time. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 13, 2014 | 8:00
10:45 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Shasta River Settlement

Dwinnell Dam on the Shasta River in 2009.
Credit Klamath Riverkeeper

Craig Tucker lays out the terms of the settlement over the use of the Shasta River.

It's not just the dams on the Klamath River that are the subject of scrutiny in Northern California.

The Karuk Tribe and an environmental group filed suit more than a year ago to change the way irrigation dams and diversions are managed on the Shasta River.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 13, 2014 | 8:30
10:43 am
Mon January 13, 2014

ACTing Against Human Trafficking

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Faith Morse, Steve Raycraft, and Det. Jim Williams discuss human trafficking and its prevention.

It's still a bit hard to wrap our minds around the idea of human trafficking in the United States. 

But it does happen, and police keep uncovering new cases. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 13, 2014 | 9:00
10:41 am
Mon January 13, 2014

What Does The Dog Know?

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Cat Warren (Cat?) talks about working dogs, and her own cadaver dog, in "What the Dog Knows."

Maybe your dog has a particular talent… can balance a dog treat on his/her nose, for example.

Some dogs go way above and beyond in the talent department, finding everything from explosives to the remains of Civil War soldiers. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:38 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Where Christmas Trees Go When We're Done With Them

In the beginning...
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John Engelhardt talks about picking up used Christmas trees... and where they go.

From memories to mulch… our Christmas trees can live on, in a sense, once we're done with them. 

In many communities, the beginning of the year is punctuated by visits from the Boy Scouts and other groups collecting Christmas trees for a variety of uses, back outdoors where they came from. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:36 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Having Fun With Fermentation

Sauerkraut, Russian style.
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Kylie Christenson walks us into preparing food through fermentation.

How many times have you left food in the fridge and found it MUCH later, turned into a "science experiment?"

It's true, if you leave food lying around, it turns into something else. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 10, 2014 | 9:00
10:33 am
Fri January 10, 2014

The Longest Date (Forever, Maybe?)

Credit Penguin Books

Cindy Chupack talks of life, love, and laughs in her memoir "The Longest Date."

Cindy Chupack mined a rich writing vein by NOT settling down.

The Between Boyfriends Book made the bestseller lists, and she wrote five seasons of scripts for HBO's famed "Sex and the City."

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Jefferson Exchange | January 9, 2014 | 8:00
10:34 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Using Old Energy Leasing Rules On Renewables

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Gary Thompson describes the legislation that would share federal renewable energy site lease income with counties.

The use of renewable energy is meant to help curtail the use of oil and gas.

But some of the practices of developing oil and gas sources may be adaptable to renewable energy. 

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