People

  • 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...

  • Mallory Noe-Payne is a freelance reporter and producer...

  • 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...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Maureen is on the Sociology/Anthropology faculty at Southern Oregon University.  Her research interests are the Southern Oregon wine industry, heritage agriculture, and the “culture of kitchens.”  She has a Rutgers University master’s in...

  • 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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  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    In an episode of sanity, Molly Tinsley decided twenty years of teaching literature and creative writing at the U. S. Naval Academy was enough.  She resigned from the faculty, moved west, and now writes full-time in Ashland and Portland.  She...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Nancy J. Bringhurst was born and raised on the East Coast, and has a degree philosophy from the University of Delaware. While raising three boys, Bringhurst studied British infant education, both in the United States and England, and taught...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Pat Harper is the archivist for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, where she digitizes records, manages websites and learns more about regional history from the SOHS volunteers. After receiving her Master’s Degree in library science from...

  • Executive Director

    Paul Westhelle oversees management of JPR's daily operations and service to the community.  He came to JPR in 1990 as Director of Marketing and Development after holding jobs in non-profit management and fundraising for a national health agency...

  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    Originally from Paris IL, Paula began volunteering at JPR in 2006 as a commentator on the Jefferson Daily while living in Klamath Falls. She now serves as a columnist for JPR's magazine, the Jefferson Monthly. As a western...

  • Jefferson Monthly Contributor

    Pepper Trail is a naturalist, photographer, writer, and world traveler who has lived in Ashland since 1994. He works as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in his spare time leads natural history trips to every corner of the...

  • Late Night Blues Host

    Peter Pace grew up in Stockton, California.  After graduating from San Jose State University he moved to Marin County, working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. On his "off" days, he played guitar and sang in a local cover band. When some...

  • Philip Ewing is NPR's national security editor. He helps direct coverage of the military, the intelligence community, counterterrorism, veterans and other topics for the radio and online. Ewing joined the network in 2015 from Politico, where he...

  • Stories Alive Host

    Randal the Reading Rat travels to schools and libraries, collecting stories written by students in his Story Machine. He enjoys any story from the imagination of a child and listens to every true tale from a child’s life. 

    Randal...

  • As It Was Producer

    Raymond Scully moved to the Rouge Valley in 2004. With his decades of experience in media and his love of public radio, he quickly volunteered at JPR, taking on many roles -- writing for and co-hosting the Jefferson Daily, voicing...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Richard Elmore has been a leading actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 30 thirty years. Some of the roles he has played there include George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Richard in Equivocation, and J. Edgar Hoover in All the...

  • Rick Karr contributes reports on the arts to NPR News. He is a correspondent for the weekly PBS public affairs show Bill Moyers Journal and teaches radio journalism at Columbia University.

    From 1999 to 2004, he was NPR's lead...

  • Robbie grew up in New Hampshire, but has since written stories for radio stations from Washington, D.C., to a fishing village in Alaska. Robbie graduated from the University of Maryland and got his start in public radio at the Transom Story...

  • Stories Alive Cast Member

    Rodney Gardiner began his career in Miami, Florida as a teenager. Under the guidance of his mentor, Teo Castellanos, he co-devised performance pieces that were performed in detention centers, group homes, shelters, drug rehab facilities, and...

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