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 17, 2013
10:53 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Turning Against The Christian Right

Frank Schaeffer
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Frank Schaeffer tells why he left the religious right behind.

Frank Schaeffer is the black sheep of his family. 

His mother is the evangelical writer Edith Schaeffer, and his family had a profound impact on Christianity and politics in America. 

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Heard For The First Time
11:48 am
Wed October 16, 2013

California's Poet Laureate Debuts A Poem On The Jefferson Exchange

Dawn sky in the Rogue Valley, October 16, 2013.
Credit Geoffrey Riley/JPR

California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera joined us on the Jefferson Exchange on Wednesday morning, October 16 (full audio here).

And when we asked him to share some of his work, he delivered a new poem, just written this morning on hotel stationery in Ashland.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 16, 2013
10:46 am
Wed October 16, 2013

I Heard It Through The (Jefferson) Grapevine: Mentoring Entrepreneurs

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Alex Pawlowski and John Lamy explain how Jefferson Grapevine works.

Quick, what's the first thing any business needs to get started?

Money is bound to be the number one answer, but supporters and mentors would not be far behind. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 16, 2013
10:40 am
Wed October 16, 2013

VENTSday-Arming Teachers + GMO Regulations-State or Local?

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Listeners weigh in on armed teachers and GMO regulation.

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 | October 16, 2013
10:37 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Meet Juan Felipe Herrera, California's Poet Laureate

Credit Chautauqua Poets and Writers

Life and art: same thing? Juan Felipe Herrera visits.

Both of our states can boast of official Poet Laureates, and today we meet with California's. 

Juan Felipe Herrera is a prolific poet, a professor at the University of California-Riverside, and the winner of several awards for his work. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
11:11 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Suing The Feds Over Wood Smoke Regulation

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Air quality expert Merlyn Hough discusses wood smoke and the lawsuit against the EPA.

Too much wood smoke is bad for you. 

That's well established by research, and so the federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the particulate matter that makes up wood smoke. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
10:39 am
Tue October 15, 2013

When Letting The Forest Burn Is The Best Option

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Kerry Metlen talks about fires and how they help forests.

Fire helped create the forests of our region, but we've spent more than a century working very hard to stop fires from either starting or spreading. 

That has changed in recent years, but it's not an overnight process. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
10:37 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Still Awaiting Congressional Attention: Immigration Reform

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Immigration reform proponents discuss their strategies.

The continuing deadlock in Congress leaves plenty of work unfinished. 

Federal government shutdown and debt ceiling aside, there are still important pieces of legislation languishing--immigration reform among them. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 14, 2013
10:50 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Fighting Hunger At Both Ends Of The Age Spectrum

Credit Garry Knight

Hunger fighters describe finding and fighting hunger in seniors.

Many of society's efforts to fight hunger focus on children, to ensure they grow up healthy. 

There are specific programs to provide nutrition to children of needy families, but many older adults could also use assistance in keeping hunger at bay. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 14, 2013
10:45 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Eagle Point Schools Ask Parents About Arming Teachers

Eagle Point, with the high school in the upper center.
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Allen Barber describes the work of the Weapons Safety Committee in Eagle Point Schools.

Just about every school district in the country had a conversation about school safety after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last winter. 

Many upgraded their security procedures. 

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