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 | October 24, 2013
12:39 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

"Keeping It Civil" In Family Law

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Margaret Klaw describes the roller-coaster ride of family law.

The biggest law cases in American history (think Roe vs Wade) start with people, just plain people filing lawsuits. 

Attorney Margaret Klaw specializes in family law, but she sees some of the greatest concerns of our time and our society reflected in the cases she tries. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 23, 2013
12:48 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Super-VENTSday: Shutdown Lessons + Voter Affiliation

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Listeners unload (politely) on our VENTSday topics.

Our regular VENTSday all-call-in segment grows just a bit this week.

We chose not to book a guest in the first hour of Wednesday's Exchange, so we can give ample time both to our Fall Fund Drive and to our VENTSday callers.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 23, 2013
12:45 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

The Chances For Real Iran/America Dialogue

The Flag of Iran
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Jamal Abdib and Barbara Slavin, Iran observers, talk about current issues and prospects for change.

So Iran's got a new president, he's saying nice things about the United States, he's hinting that there could be comprehensive talks on nuclear materials AND he recently talked to President Obama on the phone. 

But how likely is it that our two countries will not only meet in face-to-face talks, but reach any kind of agreement? 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 22, 2013
11:25 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Gauging The Impact Of The Trinity Water Releases

The Trinity River near Hoopa.
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Troy Fletcher of the Yurok Tribe talks about the impact of the additional water in the Trinity this year.

Getting more water into the Klamath River system is a little more complicated than opening a valve. 

This year's extra water releases into the Trinity River, a Klamath tributary, were meant to help migrating salmon survive the journey. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 22, 2013
11:21 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Back To Nature Big Time: Rewilding Revisited

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Dave Foreman explains the concepts of rewilding.

Urban/suburban sprawl puts human beings farther out into places once occupied primarily by wild animals. 

And there's a growing acknowledgement that we--the humans--have to work a little harder to stay in harmony with nature. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 21, 2013
10:40 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Ashland New Plays Festival Rolls Out Readings

Doug Rowe explains the workings of ANPF.

Just as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival approaches the end of its long season, its hometown plays host to a smattering of plays that may grace stages in the future.

The Ashland New Plays Festival returns this week, giving audiences a chance to see and hear readings of plays by playwrights both established and new. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 21, 2013
10:34 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Inspecting Marijuana Grows For Environmental Compliance

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Central Valley Water Board explains how to inspect illegal marijuana grows for environmental violations.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law, but allowed for medicinal use under California and Oregon state law. 

In California, marijuana (legal and illegal) amounts to the state's biggest cash crop.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 21, 2013
10:32 am
Mon October 21, 2013

The Genesis of Bullying: "Our Road to Hatred"

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Robert Feuerstein describes his research into races, hatred, and violence.

October is a lot of things, including National Bullying Prevention Month. 

Bullying is a subject Robert Feuerstein thinks about a lot.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 18, 2013
10:32 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Bringing Open Primaries Up For A Vote In Oregon

Ballot counting in a previous election.
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Mark Frohnmayer explains "approval voting" primaries.

California used its top-two primary system for the first time in the 2012 elections. 

All the candidate run in the same primary, and the top two vote-getters--regardless of party--face each other in the general election. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 18, 2013
10:29 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Solar Water Heat For Low-Income Californians

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CSD's Rachel Arrezola explains the solar water-heating program.

When you're struggling to make your monthly rent payment, you're generally not thinking about things like solar water heating. 

But the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is thinking along those lines. 

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