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 24, 2013
10:42 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Millennials Step Up As Volunteers

Volunteers on a trail project.
Credit Albert Herring/Wikimedia

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.
Credit Peterpaprugs/Youtube.com

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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Jefferson Exchange | December 23, 2013
10:22 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Behind The Numbers As Oregon Unemployment Declines

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Economist Guy Tauer from the Oregon Employment Department explains the current report on unemployment and the trends behind it.

Oregon's unemployment rate is only now dropping to levels last seen before the Great Recession. 

But there's still plenty of room for improvement; thousands of people are either looking for employment or new jobs to replace the ones they have. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 23, 2013
10:19 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Eating "Anything That Moves"

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Dana Goodyear describes the foods we're now eating and the ways we're preparing them in "Anything That Moves."

Remember a while back when we interviewed the author of a cookbook for bugs? 

Let's pick up that discussion once again, because interest in the subject is picking up momentum. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 20, 2013
10:29 am
Fri December 20, 2013

The Effects Of Salting Oregon Roads

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Jerry Marmon, Jeremiah Griffin and Gary Leaming detail the ODOT pilot project using salt on Siskiyou Summit.

What's good for driving may not necessarily be good for the vehicle, or the environment.

Salt is commonly used to help road crews get rid of snow and ice in colder climates, but Oregon began using it in recent years, in places like the frequently snowbound Siskiyou Summit. 

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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.
Credit Ellen Spiro/University of Texas

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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