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 | November 28, 2013
10:53 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From The Jefferson Exchange

Thanksgiving Day is one of the few days each year when we do NOT broadcast The Exchange live. 

Trying to book live guests on a holiday is never easy, but we admit to looking forward to turkey and off-time as well.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 27, 2013
10:42 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Getting The Railroad Show On Track

Yes, it's a MODEL railroad.
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Tony Johnson talks trains and this weekend's Rogue Valley Railroad Show.

What IS it about trains? 

They're just like big trucks and busses on steel rails… but the people who love them think of them as far more than that. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 27, 2013
10:40 am
Wed November 27, 2013

VENTSday: PG-13 Violence + You're Thankful For...

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Listeners vent on violence in movies and who/what they give thanks for this Thanksgiving.

Here we are, just hours before the turkey hits the table, wondering what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

It's become a holiday tradition, that one of our two VENTSday topics concerns what we are all thankful for.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 27, 2013
10:35 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Before The Big Meal, Wine And Cheese

Wine and cheese chat with wine expert Melanie Wagner and cheesemaker Peggy Smith.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a chat on food… or two, come to think of it. 

We'll certainly have the wine and cheese courses covered, as we visit with Melanie Wanger, the author of Hello Wine. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 26, 2013
11:56 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Children And Health Insurance: CA/OR Look Good

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Even before the Affordable Care Act fully takes effect, children in both of our states are getting more health insurance coverage. 

A study from the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University shows growth in health insurance coverage for children in both Oregon and California. 

We'll hear the reasons for the improvement... and what likely happens next. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 26, 2013
11:54 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Taking On The State Over Raw Milk

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Farmer Christine Anderson and lawyer Michael Bindas talk about the suit against the state of Oregon over raw milk advertising.

You can sell raw milk in Oregon, but because of health concerns--the milk is not pasteurized--the state controls such sales tightly. 

For example, farms can't advertise the fact that they sell raw milk. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 26, 2013
11:50 am
Tue November 26, 2013

"The Boy Who Flies" Lands In Ashland

Godfrey Masauli handles the hang gliders in "The Boy Who Flies."
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Godfrey Masauli and Ben Jordan talk about Godfrey's experience as the first-ever paraglider in Malawi.

Spend a little time with a parachute, and you can become famous. 

Especially if you're the very first person in your country's history to attempt (and succeed) at paragliding.  That is the story of one Godfrey Masauli, the first person to paraglide in the African country of Malawi. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 26, 2013
11:15 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Exchange This Week: The "Voice of NPR", Flying Boys and Holiday Meals

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The man who says "Funding for NPR..." is named Frank Tavares. 

And he's one of our guests on the Jefferson Exchange this week (November 25-29), a week that also features the title character in the documentary "The Boy Who Could Fly" and not one, but two, chefs talking about their cookbooks on Thanksgiving eve.

Here's our full list of guests, with links, for the week:

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Jefferson Exchange | November 25, 2013
10:33 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Major Problems With Minor Smokers In Oregon

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Jason Davis details Lane County's efforts to curtail underage tobacco use.

Young people are smoking cigarettes less in the United States and in Oregon, but Oregon has a particular issue to address: it ranks among the worst states in selling tobacco products to minors. 

And Lane County ranks high among the counties in cases of minors buying cigarettes in stores.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 25, 2013
10:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Curbing Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

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Dr. Ann Thomas explains the workings of the AWARE program.

The medical powers-that-be are so concerned about bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics that Oregon has a program in place to discourage the unnecessary use of the drugs. 

The AWARE program (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education) can report some success, too. 

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