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.


Jefferson Exchange | December 30, 2013
10:41 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Learning The Ropes In The World Of Arts

The Allen Elizabethan Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland. OSF is part of the "World of Work" program.
Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Deborah Vaughn at the Oregon Arts Commission talks about the "World of Work" projects for students.

We want our students to do better in school, but budget cuts in recent years fell hard on offerings like art and music. 

And those offerings can be critical to the success of some students. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 30, 2013
10:38 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Military Interest In Sex Assault Program

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Det. Sgt. Tighe O'Meara describes the workings of the "You Have Options" program.

The very title of Ashland's program for sexual assault victims says a lot: "You Have Options." 

Those options include waiting to decide whether to file charges, which can make a big difference in a victim's well-being. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 30, 2013
10:36 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Solving The Procrastination Puzzle TODAY

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Dr. Timothy Pychyl talks about short- and long-term effects of procrastination.

We could not wait until the New Year started to talk to the author of this book. 

And true to form, Timothy Pychyl could not wait for a major publisher, so he self-published Solving The Procrastination Puzzle before a major house picked it up. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 27, 2013
11:59 am
Thu December 26, 2013

One More Holiday Special

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Our final re-packaged Christmas show takes in some of the best from previous editions of The Exchange.

At 8: Jane Heller writes of her life with a man with chronic medical issues, and how they cope with those issues, in You'd Better Not Die.
At 9: we'll spin some disks for a change, as we hear about the life of Leonard Cohen from Sylvie Simmons, the author of I'm Your Man. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 26, 2013
11:04 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Holiday Special For Boxing Day

A Boxing Day luncheon in England.
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Boxing Day is here, and with it, a boxing up of goodies from previous editions of The Exchange.

Today at 8: Robert Straub, a former Oregon governor who was often overshadowed (and beaten in elections) by Tom McCall is remembered in Chuck Johnson's book Standing at the Water's Edge.

Today at 9: Scott Wallace writes of a journey deep into the jungle in search of The Unconquered. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 25, 2013
10:56 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Favorites Served Up For Christmas Day

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Christmas Day is a day for us to re-gift earlier editions of the Exchange for your holiday listening pleasure.

Today at 8: Too late for Christmas shopping, Anat Shenker-Osorio considers the economy and news about it and advises us Don't Buy It

Today at 9: For all the people who tell us to look at the written words in the U.S. Constitution and nothing but, there are people pointing out how many concepts are NOT in that document.  Akhil Reed Amar is in the latter category, and he writes about the subject in America's Unwritten Constitution. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 24, 2013
10:45 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Oregon's Worst Charities, 2013 Edition

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Ellen Klem explains why charities end up on the "Worst Charities" list in Oregon.

In this season of giving, many people either make gifts of donations to charity or make year-end donations to beef up their charity deductions on the next income tax return. 

Oregon's Justice Department puts out an annual list of "the worst charities" seeking donations in Oregon. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 24, 2013
10:42 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Millennials Step Up As Volunteers

Volunteers on a trail project.
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Kathleen Joy talks about Oregon's better-than-average volunteerism.

The "Millennials" born between 1980 and 2000 take a fair amount of heat for a lack of enthusiasm perceived by other generations. 

But they're plenty enthusiastic about volunteering, at least in Oregon. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 24, 2013
10:38 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Behind The Scenes At "Antiques Roadshow"

Peter Pap with his specialty: rugs.
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Peter Pap describes his work with rugs, on and off "Antiques Roadshow."

The old saying "one person's trash is another's treasure" comes to life every week on the PBS television show "Antiques Roadshow." 

People from all over the country find curious items in their attics and basements, and find out they're worth a great deal of money. 

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

The Fight To Maintain Protected Status For Wolves

A gray wolf in the wild.
Credit Oregon State University

Josh Laughlin explains the opposition to the plan to roll back gray wolf protections.

We nearly wiped out wolves in the United States. 

And now large areas that were once home to wolves, including all of California, are wolf-free. 

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