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As It Was Contributor

Emily Blakely writes from her rural farm nestled below Sutherlin’s Mt. Scott, a setting rich in natural beauty and inspiration. She has published poetry and prose, and frequently displayed framed works at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center as well...

Director of FM Network Programming

After a failed attempt at structured music instruction at Washington State University, Eric found himself standing in front of the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication with two full years of radio experience already under his belt...

Eric is the news director for Montana Public Radio.

Audience Services Coordinator

Evan grew up in a cloud forest on the slopes of a volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Even in his earliest memories, public radio was always playing throughout the house. He became a JPR listener in 2003 after moving to southern Oregon to...

Folk Show Host

Frances Oyung was raised in the San Francisco East Bay Area listening to KPFA, KFAT, local bluegrass, and the Grateful Dead. Frances has lived in the Rogue Valley for over 20 years and was a volunteer engineer and on-air host at JPR in the 1990...

As It Was Contributor

Gail Fiorini-Jenner of Etna, California, is a writer and teacher married to fourth-generation cattle rancher Doug Jenner. They have three children, seven grandchildren and live on the original homestead.  Her first novel Across the Sweet...

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...

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...

Kate Wells is an award-winning reporter covering cultural arts, education, and general news for Michigan Radio. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered, and Weekend Edition, as well...

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...

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