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 | June 20, 2014 | 8:00
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Fri June 20, 2014

Climb Against The Odds

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Jeanne Rizzo and Dr. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas rave about this year's "Climb Against The Odds."

Defeating cancer requires determined and even heroic efforts from some people. 

But climbing Mount Shasta? 

Maybe there's no direct effect, but the "Climb Against the Odds" event sends women up the mountain to demonstrate resolve against breast cancer. 

And they raise some money for the fight as well. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 20, 2014 | 8:30
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Fri June 20, 2014

Southern Oregon "Leveraging Its Edge"

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Colleen Johnson explains the "Southern Oregon Edge."

Southern Oregon has an edge over other areas when it comes to economic development. 

More than one, actually. 

What appeals to one business may not be the same as what appeals to another. 

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc--SOREDI--gathers businesses and their bosses next week to talk about what the Southern Oregon edge is. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 20, 2014 | 9:00
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Fri June 20, 2014

Doctors As Storytellers

Dr. Louise Aronson talks about working from both sides of her brain.

There's a real trend in medicine toward good story-telling. 

A number of medical school programs and practitioners advocate creative writing skills for MDs and other health care workers. 

Because each patient and illness has a story. 

Geriatrician Louise Aronson holds an M.D. and an M.F.A. in writing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 19, 2014 | 8:00
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Thu June 19, 2014

Jackson County Opens Clinic For Its Workers

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Commissioner Don Skundrick lays out Jackson County's plans for a clinic for workers.

Out of 11 industrialized countries, the United Kingdom has the best health care, says a recent report. 

And the United States comes in dead last on that list, despite spending twice as much per capita as the UK. 

The dual issues of low quality and high cost are well known. 

Jackson County leaders have an idea for addressing the issues for county employees: a free clinic for county workers. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 19, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Changing Climate In The Courts

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Chris Winter explains the strategy behind suing the state over climate change.

Addressing climate change through government is the domain of the executive and legislative branches. 

But how much are they doing? 

Not very much at all, in the eyes of some observers. 

So they filed lawsuits to force government action on the climate. 

At least one court would not even hear the case. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 19, 2014 | 9:00
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Thu June 19, 2014

School Of... Blues?

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons at work.
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Music and music talk with Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons.

Summer and camp go together like chocolate and vanilla, or something like that. 

And along with the usual summer camp offerings, there are opportunities for young people to sharpen their music skills. 

Think "School of Rock" in warmer weather. 

And the variety of musical genres might surprise you. 

They include a blues and folk camp offered by the Rhapsody Program out of Seattle. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 18, 2014 | 8:00
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Wed June 18, 2014

A Week To Celebrate Pollinators

Cynthia Orlando and Mike Kroon talk about plants to attract pollinators.

How much of what we take for granted in the plant world would disappear without pollinators? 

We probably don't want to find out. 

Problems with bee colony die-offs in recent years pointed out the many things bees and other pollinators make possible. 

Those accomplishments are celebrated during Pollinator Week this week. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 18, 2014 | 8:30
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Wed June 18, 2014

VENTSday: Iraq Options + Self-serve Gasoline

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Listeners vent on Iraq and self-serve gas.

Iraq may be headed for civil war, and Oregonians have mixed feelings about self-serve gas. 

Those are the general topics of this week's VENTSday. 

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 | June 18, 2014 | 9:00
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Wed June 18, 2014

A People's History Of The Peculiar

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Nick Belardes tells us the joy of finding obscure facts.

Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus both make appearances in a new book, but not in the manner you might expect. 

It turns out Jefferson's grandson was an axe murderer, and history really has little record of Columbus. 

That's what Nick Belardes tells us in his book A People's History of the Peculiar. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 17, 2014 | 8:00
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Tue June 17, 2014

Mapping Earthquake Zones Anew On Oregon's Coast

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Jason McClaughry explains the value of much more detailed maps of the Oregon coast.

The Southern Oregon Coast is prone to earthquakes. 

Geologists are absolutely clear on that, with a lot of evidence to support them. 

But some of the evidence is now being updated, using high-tech methods not previously available. 

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