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 | July 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Life And Success At Opportunity Village Eugene

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Rita Arellano and Al Hutt talk about life in the village.

It took longer than its supporters envisioned, but Opportunity Village Eugene finally got off the ground, and has a track record now. 

The village is a place for homeless people to stay while they look for permanent housing. 

It's a constant challenge for Eugene's large homeless population. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed July 2, 2014

VENTSday: Consumer Fireworks + Supreme Court

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Listeners vent on SCOTUS and fireworks.

The wisdom of consumer fireworks in a dry region and the recent rulings of the Supreme Court are the topics for this week's VENTSday segment.

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 | July 2, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Making Movies In The Rogue Valley

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Gary Lundgren talks movies and how to make them (and make them small).

Who needs Hollywood when you have the Rogue Valley?  Not Gary Lundgren. 

The director of "Calvin Marshall" and "Redwood Highway" and his producer/wife Anne Lundgren enjoy making films in Southern Oregon, and they are using Kickstarter to raise the funds for another movie. 

"Black Road" is envisioned as a thriller set in the future, in the "lawless State of Jefferson." 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 1, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Going Up The Country (Fair)

The Oregon Country Fair in 2005.
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Charles Ruff talks up The Oregon Country Fair.

What a difference a single letter can make.  Take "R" for example. 

Oregon is loaded with county fairs, but add the R in there, and there's only one Oregon COUNTRY Fair. 

And it is coming back to the woods near Veneta for the 45th time, the weekend of July 11th. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 1, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Teacher Education Lags In Oregon

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Mary Cadez describes ideas for improving teacher education.

The ongoing focus on raising the quality of American public education generally falls on teachers. 

And a recent report rated more than 2,000 teacher training programs across the country. 

None of the top 100 are located in Oregon. 

Oregon's Chalkboard Project is dedicated to improving education, including raising the level of teacher education. 

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Jefferson Exchange | July 1, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Snorkeling From The Rogue Valley

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Rich and Sharon Schieber take us snorkeling in Maui.

Rich Schieber and his wife Sharon loved living in the Rogue Valley. 

They also loved snorkeling. 

You can see a bit of a mismatch here… snorkeling is more interesting in tropical waters, and Oregon has none of those. 

So the Schiebers packed up and moved to Maui to enjoy their pastime. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 30, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon June 30, 2014

From Ditch Bank To Trail To ...?

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Rocky Houston talks trails, present and future.

One of the region's older trails is up for consideration as part of Oregon's system of State Designated Scenic Trails. 

The Sterling Mine Ditch Trail began life in Jacksonville's mining days, alongside the ditch built to carry water to hydraulic mining operations. 

The public can help decide if the trail will be included in the state system. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 30, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Mapping GMO and Non-GMO Crops

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Chris Hardy talks about GMO and non-GMO farms and their issues.

Jackson County voters decided to ban GMO crops in the county, but that is far from the end of the issue. 

Genetically modified crops are still the focus of great debate. 

The state of Oregon is considering moves to map GMO and non-GMO crops, to better keep them apart. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 30, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Sorry About That (Or Are They?)

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Ed Battistella advocates for fewer apologies, given more sincerely.

Did you hear the one about the politician who apologized?  Yeah, neither did we. 

Public official apologies are usually along the lines of "I'm sorry if anyone took offense..."  Notice the careful construction. 

Linguist Edwin Battistella of Southern Oregon University certainly noticed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 27, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Afghanistan, PTSD, and The Gulf Spill--in Opera

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Tiziana DellaRovere, Ethan Gans-Morse and Bill Ritch visit to discuss their opera.

An opera premiering in Portland in September is meant to be more than just theater with music; it is also meant to heal. 

"The Canticle of the Black Madonna" is a modern story of a soldier struggling with PTSD from the Afghanistan war… in his native Louisiana during the oil spill. 

The opera is the creation of composer Ethan Gans-Morse and librettist Tiziana DellaRovere of the Rogue Valley. 

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