People

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is a regular contributor to the Jefferson Monthly and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her writing...

Inland Northwest Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports from the Northwest News Network's bureau in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. From the politics of wolves to racial tolerance in small towns, Jessica covers the economic, demographic and environmental...

Accounting Technician

Jill Hernandez has worked at JPR since 1999, managing JPR's debits and credits ensuring that income gets posted and bills get paid.  She was drawn to the Rogue Valley for its small town appeal and beauty, and her position at JPR is a perfect...

As It Was Contributor

Jim Long met As It Was editor Kernan Turner when Kernan spoke to the Roseburg writers’ club about contributing to JPR's As Is Was series.  Kernan inspired Jim to look for historically-important stories in the northern part of...

Classical Music Host

Jim McIntosh was born and raised in Scotland, and his involvement with radio began when, as a 22-year-old, he was hired as a news clerk by the BBC in London. The position was short-lived, however, as he married soon afterwards and he and his...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

John E. Darling was in the Marines, the Air Wing, becoming a journalist in the pre-Vietnam run-up. He was delivered by kind angels to Oregon right out of college, from Michigan (MSU) in 1967 to cover the legislature for UPI. John fell in love...

As It Was Editor & Coordinator

Kernan Turner is the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s volunteer editor and coordinator of the As It Was series broadcast daily by Jefferson Public Radio. A University of Oregon journalism graduate, Turner was a reporter for the

Folk Show Host

Kim has been part of the Southern Oregon music scene since 2001.  She started the Williams Grange Pancakes & Jam Bluegrass Circle in 2004 and is currently in a local Americana band called Bear Creek.  She helped create an...

As It Was Contributor

Kirsten Shockey lives on a 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where before on-line streaming, JPR Classics and News was the only radio station she and her family could capture. It played from atop the...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

Lara Vesta is a writer, artist and Celebrant who loves good pens and playing outside.  She teaches classes in self-care, ceremony and storytelling both online and live, and is currently working on her...

Retro Lounge Host

Lars Svendsgaard is a native of lovely Oakland, California, born there "a while back." His youth was misspent, as was so common at the time, but was accompanied by wonderful music.

Inspired by this, he opened The Retro Lounge...

Reporter/Producer

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. He's reported on a wide range of topics – including politics, the environment, business, social issues and more – for newspapers, magazines, public radio and...

Intern, JPR Redding

Lily is a Redding native and is currently entering her third year at UC Davis. She's an American Studies major, which means that most of her term papers are written about television shows. When not watching Netflix and claiming that it's...

As It Was Contributor

Luana (Loffer) Corbin was born and raised in Jackson County in the Phoenix area.  Her parents owned a farm and fruit orchard, and she spent her childhood in the country.  After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Medford, Corbin enrolled...

Jefferson Monthly Contributor

 Madeleine DeAndreis-Ayres was born in Eureka, California into a large family that ate a lot of Rice Krispies and listened to George Carlin and Tom Leher albums while getting dressed for school. She attended Eureka High where, as the editor of...

Open Air Host

Maria Kelly’s first radio gig was as a substitute volunteer jazz host at JPR in 1994. Her personal warmth and extensive knowledge of diverse music genres soon earned her a spot as Open Air host.

Maria has also worked on the JPR...

As It Was Contributor

Maryann Mason, who lives in Ashland, has taught history and English in the U.S. Midwest and Northwest, and Bolivia. She has written history spots for local public radio, interviewed mystery writers for RVTV Noir, and edited personal and family...

Reporter

Michael's love of radio began with snowstorm school closure announcements during elementary school in his native Minnesota.  For over a decade he produced features in Sacramento and then turned to documentary film while obtaining a Master's in...

Jefferson Monthly, Artscene Editor

Miki Smirl is the Artscene Editor for JPR's members' magazine, the Jefferson Monthly.  In 1989 she discovered Ashland and made it her home. In no time at all she found herself in JPR’s basement studios in Central Hall on the campus of...

Director of Finance

Mitchell Christian settled in the Rogue Valley in 1997 and joined the JPR staff the following year.  Mitchell's initial love for public radio began in the San Francisco Bay area where he enjoyed Echoes and Hearts of Space.

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