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 | March 27, 2014 | 8:30
12:26 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Renewable Energy > Fossil Fuels

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Charlie Fisher, Field Organizer for Environment Oregon joins us.

By all rights, we should be stuck between a rock and a hard place as a society. 

We have more gadgets--electric cars included--requiring energy. 

And the burning of fossil fuels to create electricity contributes to climate change. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 27, 2014 | 9:00
12:15 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Doctors Work To Curtail Opioid Addiction

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We visit with group of experts and members to discuss the process and success.

While we stayed focused on heroin and other illegal drugs, prescription painkiller leaped to the top of the list of most-abused drugs in America. 

Efforts to bring the so-called "opioid" (synthetic opium) drugs under greater control led to the formation of the Opioid Prescribers Group in Jackson and Josephine Counties. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 26, 2014
10:10 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Jackson County Declares A Drought

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Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal explains the drought disaster declaration.

The rains returned to the region this week, but for how long?  Unless they continue for a very long time, much of the region is looking at a drought this year. 

California declared a statewide drought in January.  Individual counties in Oregon have been following along in the weeks since.  Jackson County joined the list just last week. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 26, 2014
10:10 am
Wed March 26, 2014

VENTSday: Managing Water + Free Tuition

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Listeners vent on college tuition and drought behavior changes.

The handling of the drought by governments/individuals and the idea of free tuition at public institutions are our topics on this week's VENTSday.

We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news.  We bring the topics, you bring the opinions. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 26, 2014
10:10 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Ashland Independent Film Festival Filmmakers Unveiled

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Tracy Droz Tragos of "Rich Hill" and Suzanne Mitchell of "Running Wild" discuss making documentaries.
Ben Cotner and Ryan White talk about the making of their film "The Case Against 8."

There may well be cautionary tales for people and parts of our region in this year's crop of movies at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Take "Rich Hill," for example. It's about a small town in Missouri where a coal mine played out decades ago, and the town continues to struggle.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Protecting Older Buildings From Earthquakes

Ashland's Plaza, lined with pretty buildings with potential seismic issues.
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Michael Grubbs discusses the process for changing Ashland's building codes for seismic retrofits.

The old buildings that give downtown areas character in places like Ashland are often made of brick.  

And there's a potential problem: older buildings made of unreinforced masonry are prone to heavy damage in earthquakes. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Diabetes Alert Day

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Dr. Andrew Ahmann explains the risk factors for diabetes, and the easy test to help people assess.

March 25 is Diabetes Alert Day across the country. 

For more than a quarter of a century, Americans have used this day to get tested to see if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Your Body Book

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Doranne Long answers listener questions about aches and pains... and solutions.

When the warning light goes on in your car, you reach for the owner's manual, don't you?

It sure would be great if we had that kind of manual for the human body.  Mission accomplished... 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon March 24, 2014

The State Of The Art In Saving Lives

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Dr. Paul Rostykus and Kelly Harrington discuss emergency medical service delivery.

The people we once called "ambulance attendants" became "firefighters," and "EMTs," and "first responders."

The mission--saving lives--remains the same. 

But the titles and the equipment evolve over the years, and the people involved in emergency medical work train and compare notes frequently. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Ashland And A Culture Of Peace

David Wick and Eric Sirotkin explain their push for a Culture of Peace Commission for Ashland.

Celebrations of peace draw crowds in Ashland.

Maybe the city should help encourage them, goes the thinking. 

Some city residents are pushing for the creation of a Culture of Peace Commission (CPC). 

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