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 | December 20, 2013
10:27 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Pesticide Use On Private Forests In Oregon

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Lisa Arkin and Peter Hayes discuss the effects of pesticide sprays on private forest land.

Public forests are managed with limits on their uses and are required to keep detailed records. 

Private forests, on the other hand, have to follow laws like the Oregon Forest Practices Act, but the records are less open to the public. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 20, 2013
10:26 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Keeping Them Down On The Farm (Bill)

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Dan Imhoff and Eric Shuck explain the (complicated) workings of federal farm bills.

Maybe by the time you read this, Congress will have completed work on a farm bill. 

But it certainly dragged its feet getting up to speed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 19, 2013
10:57 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

A Girl Scouts Beyond Bars troop in Texas.
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Cassandra Ross and Sarah Miller detail the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program at Oregon's Coffee Creek prison.

Going to prison is no picnic, but it's hard on more than the person serving time. 

The Girl Scouts of America runs a program to help women in prison stay connected to their daughters, for the benefit of both.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 19, 2013
10:54 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Spotted Frog Take Two: Defending Protection

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Noah Greenwald from the Center for Biological Diversity makes the case for spotted frog listing.

And now the other side: our earlier conversation with Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams examined the resistance to the possible placement of the Oregon spotted frog on the endangered species list.

The frog (and its defenders) have been waiting a long time: it was first proposed for listing 20 years ago. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 19, 2013
10:48 am
Thu December 19, 2013

In The Studio With "A Celtic Christmas"

A previous staging of "A Celtic Christmas."
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Tomaseen Foley, William Coulter, Patrick D'Arcy and Alice Ryan bring "A Celtic Christmas" into our studio.

Maybe we're on the back side of the boom in interest in all things Irish.  But we don't see any waning of enthusiasm for the annual celebration called "A Celtic Christmas."

Ashland's own Tomaseen Foley started the show years ago, and brings the collection of stories, songs and dances to stages around the country. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 18, 2013
10:47 am
Wed December 18, 2013

What To Do About Oregon's Spotted Frog

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Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams weighs in on spotted frog habitat.

More troubles for the spotted frog. 

The Klamath County commissioners have voted unanimously against the idea of designating more than 56,000 acres in Oregon as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 18, 2013
10:45 am
Wed December 18, 2013

VENTSday: Gun Control + Celebrating The Holidays

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Listeners vent on gun control and holiday season observances.

We want to know what you think about gun control in the year since Sandy Hook and how you celebrate (or don't) in the holiday season?

Our weekly ritual is renewed, as we throw a pair of topics on the table--in theory, unrelated--and open up the phone lines and the email box to gather your take on either or both of the issues.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 18, 2013
10:43 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Winter Driving Do's & Don'ts

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Zach Edwards fields questions and calls on car care and maintenance.

December: a time for icy roads, holiday travel and you guessed it… automotive maintenance.

It’s time to be sure your vehicle is safe, efficient, and ready for winter driving.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 17, 2013
12:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

It’s Moving Day For The Beavers, Volunteers Help In The Relocation Process

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The Klamath Watershed Partnership explains beaver relocation and how well it works.

"Relocation" sounds like something out of the witness protection program, but it's the process of moving animals from one habitat to another. 

In the case of beavers in Klamath County, the relocation process is meant to put the beavers in the best place to help the environment and/or not create issues for farmers and ranchers.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 17, 2013
12:04 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Oregon's Key Beaches Are Eroding, Face Long-Term Changes

Credit Erica Harris / Oregon State University

Peter Ruggiero explains that some key beaches are eroding on Oregon's coast.

Spend any time around a beach, and you'll notice changes.

No beach looks quite the same day after day, thanks to the winds, the tides, and all the other factors.

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