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 18, 2013
10:25 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Fiery Birth Of Occupy Wall Street

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Nathan Schneider talks "Occupy"--past, present, and possible future.

At times it appeared as though the movement that began with Occupy Wall Street could rival the Tea Party movement as a political force. 

But it didn't happen. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 17, 2013
11:01 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Getting Land Use Ordinances Ready for Pot Dispensaries

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State Rep. Peter Buckley and Jackson Co. planning boss Kelly Madding explain the rollout of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Medical marijuana dispensaries will begin showing up in Oregon in the near future, thanks to a law passed by the state legislature this year. 

The Medford City Council recently voted to ban dispensaries, but the state law may trump that.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 17, 2013
10:58 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Learning Oregon's New School Rating System

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Oregon's #2 education official explains the recent school report cards.

You can be forgiven if you have trouble keeping up with all of the changes taking place in public schools. 

Methods for testing students, teachers and entire schools continue to evolve. 

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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.
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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

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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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