Geoffrey Riley

News Director | Jefferson Exchange Host

Geoffrey Riley began practicing journalism in the State of Jefferson nearly three decades ago, as a reporter and anchor for a Medford TV station. It was about the same time that he began listening to Jefferson Public Radio, and thought he might one day work there. He was right.

Geoff came to JPR as a backup host on The Jefferson Exchange in late 2000, and he assumed the full-time host job at the beginning of 2010. The two hours of the Exchange allow him to join our listeners in exploring issues both large and small, local and global. In addition to hosting The Exchange, Geoff oversees JPR’s news department as its News Director.

Geoff is a New York native, with stints in broadcast news in Missouri, Alabama, and Wisconsin before his arrival in Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 23, 2013
3:35 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Changes In Oregon

Credit David Shankbone

Karen Pierce explains the foreclosure mediation sessions new to Oregon law.

If you're having trouble keeping up with options available to homeowners facing foreclosure, you're not alone.

A number of programs have come and gone, and Oregon (as of August 4th) is now offering face-to-face mediation sessions between homeowners and the entities seeking to foreclose.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 23, 2013
3:28 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

From Schindler's List: "The Boy On The Wooden Box"

Credit Simon and Schuster

Daniel Leyson remembers his father.

Anybody who had not heard of "Schindler's List" got to know the story through the Steven Spielberg film of the same name.

Oskar Schindler saved more than 1200 Jews from Nazi death camps by putting them to work in his factory. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 20, 2013
12:17 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Coping With Parkinson's Disease

Credit Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

An exploration of Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

The recent release of a memoir by singer Linda Ronstadt sheds additional light on Parkinson's disease.

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy"

Credit David Gabriel & Peter Quince

David Gabriel and Peter Quince explain the creation of "Divine Lunacy."

How best to broach the subject of mental illness?

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Jefferson Exchange | September 20, 2013
11:54 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Not Just An Adjustment: "Attitude Reconstruction"

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Jude Bijou talks us through Attitude Reconstruction.

Keeping a stiff upper lip may be the right remedy for certain situations.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 19, 2013
5:08 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Rogue Valley Green And Solar Tour

Credit Pink Sherbet Photography

Fred Gant and Ben Scott talk solar power and home energy efficiency.

Solar power has been around for decades now, but it's still a mystery to many people.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 19, 2013
5:03 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Rogue Valley Food Projects On The Grow

Credit Ashland Food Project

Paul Giancarlo and Jane Maynard discuss how the Food Project works.

Donations to food banks tend to run higher during the holiday season.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 19, 2013
11:54 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Beating Addiction: "Digging Holes in My Soul"

Credit Dean Scholl

An interview with the author.

Dean Scholl thought he was just living life to its fullest.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 18, 2013
11:29 am
Tue September 17, 2013

The Kyron Horman Search: His Mother Continues

Kyron Horman as he was last seen by his family.

    

Desiree Young blames the disappearance of her son Kyron Horman on Kyron's stepmother.

The Portland area is still riveted by the case of Kyron Horman, the seven-year-old boy who disappeared from his school in June 2010. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 18, 2013
11:26 am
Tue September 17, 2013

VENTSday-Raising (or Razing) Dams + Standardized Tests

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Listeners vent on dams and school testing in our 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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