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 | September 16, 2013
2:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Remembering JFK--And Asking Questions

The motorcade, November 22, 1963.
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Joyce Hailicka and Robert Groden talk of their admiration of JFK and their doubts about his assassination.

50 years.  It's been nearly that long since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

And the Americans who remember November 22, 1963 have many different ways of processing the events of that day.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 13, 2013
4:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Owners For Mail Tribune, Daily Tidings

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Mail Tribune/Daily Tidings' Bob Hunter talks about ownership changes.

The days of sharing an owner with Fox News just came to an end for the Mail Tribune of Medford and the Daily Tidings of Ashland.

The branch of News Corporation that owned those and other newspapers was just sold to Fortress Investment Group, which will manage the papers through a subsidiary called GateHouse Media.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 13, 2013
12:31 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Lawyers for Little Money

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Debra Lee and Paul Pavlich talk about their work at CNPLS.

When we get stuck in a legal bind, we call a lawyer.  If we can afford one.

And if not?  The Center for NonProfit Legal Services is often the answer to that question in Jackson County.  The Center formed more than 40 years ago to help poorer residents with issues like housing, public benefits, and family dispute resolution.  You'll hear how the Center can afford to do its work... and how many people it can help.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 13, 2013
12:20 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Approaching The End: "Knocking On Heaven's Door"

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Katy Butler talks about end-of-life issues in "Knocking On Heaven's Door."

Most life events can come in multiples, but we each get one birth and one death.

And we prefer to focus on the first, not the second.  Which leads to all kinds of issues for people who really need to talk about death, accepting it, and even hastening it.  Katy Butler's experiences with her elderly parents led her to write Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death.

Jefferson Exchange | September 12, 2013
12:11 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Moving SLEEPS Around Eugene

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Lane County Commissioner/Board Chair Sid Leiken explains the boards vote to clear Eugene SLEEPS protestors off county land in Eugene.

The back-and-forth of the Eugene SLEEPS protest continues.  SLEEPS, Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep, features people camping in public places around the city of Eugene.   

A judge ruled that demonstrators have the right to remain overnight in Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza.  But then Lane County commissioners ordered the entire plaza closed for cleaning.  Commission Chair Sid Leiken explains the county's approach to SLEEPS and its issues.

Jefferson Exchange | September 12, 2013
12:08 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Stink Bug Invasion

The brown marmorated stink bug.
Credit Steve Jacobs / Penn State University

Horticulture researchers Chris Hedstrom and Nik Wiman help us tell our stink bugs apart.

There are stink bugs, and then there are stink bugs.  Our region is home to a native variety, but a foreign interloper concerns insect researchers.  The non-native stink bugs could eventually reproduce in great numbers, causing problems for homes and agriculture.  Oregon State University horticulturists are working on the issue.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 12, 2013
12:04 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Considering Syria More Carefully

The flag of Syria.
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Leah Bolger and Samer Abboud talk about Syria and American approaches to the situation there.

The news about Syria came so fast this week, news organizations struggled to keep up.  Just as Congress returned for a likely vote on authorizing military action, Syria showed a willingness to consider putting its chemical weapons under international control, perhaps rendering an American attack moot.  We'll get two viewpoints on Syria in this interview--from Arcadia University professor Samer Abboud, who studies politics and the economy in Syria and other countries, and from Veterans for Peace past national president Leah Bolger.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Siskiyou Secession Talk

The flag for the would-be State of Jefferson features not a pair of Xs, but a double-cross.
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Siskiyou County Supervisors Brandon Criss (for) and Ed Valenzuela (against) talk about the declaration of desire to separate from the state of California.

The "State of Jefferson" concept never translated into an actual state, but the idea is alive and well.  Siskiyou County Supervisors recently voted to pursue seceding from California, due to frustrations with a perceived lack of attention from the federal and state governments.  How far will it go?  You'll hear from supervisors pro and con.  

Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:11 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

VENTSday-Nullification + Tobacco Sales To Minors

On VENTSday, listeners are the guests.
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Exchagne listeners vent in phone and email about states attempting to nullify federal laws, and about cigarette sales to minors.

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.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org.
THIS WEEK:
+Nullification of federal and state laws by state & local officials
+Tobacco sales to minors and how to stop them

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Jefferson Exchange | September 11, 2013
4:01 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

At The End Of The Sewer Pipe

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Guests Todd Miller and Dave Couch talk about how sewage treatment is environmentally friendly in Arcata and Eugene-Springfield.

As much as we'd like to think the contents of our toilets just go away when we flush, there is no such place as "away."  But communities around our region continue to look for ways to treat sewage and other waste products in ways that benefit the environment.  The efforts include the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biocycle Farm of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission in the Eugene area.

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