...and The Rest: The Week On The Exchange

May 30, 2014

Some of the guests we talk to on The Exchange are booked months in advance. 

And then some of them are booked the day before. 

It's a constant churn of people and subjects... and it allows us to share our list for the week in advance.

So here, minus the pretty pictures and functioning links, is our lineup for the balance of the week of June 2nd:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014/8:30        Eugene City Council Considers Climate
"Think globally, act locally" may get its biggest test in the realm of climate change.  And local groups are indeed taking a number of approaches to the issue.  In Eugene, young people presented the city council with a Climate Recovery Ordinance.  The council recently directed city staff to prepare an ordinance, to be discussed at a public hearing in July.  Our Children's Trust is a group advocating for climate action on behalf of young people; we hear from the group about the efforts in Eugene and elsewhere.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014/9:00        Eat Yourself Pretty
Billions of dollars are spent every year by humans attempting to improve their appearance.  So the cosmetic and hair-product industries might not like what Jolene Hart has to say.  She arrived at a moment a few years ago when she realized another skin cream would not help her complexion much.  But changing her diet would.  Her contributions to the "beauty from within" movement are contained in her book "Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out."  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014/8:30        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.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014/8:30        Explore (Old) Oregon
The landscape around us did not always look like it does now.  And it was once home to creatures we can scarcely imagine today.  The changes in our region are tracked in the new "Explore Oregon" exhibit at the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.  The exhibit is new, but the information stretches back eons... and includes cautionary tales for people who can't imagine the massive changes that come to the planet over time.  Paleontologist and museum fossil collection manager Edward B. Davis joins us.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014/9:00        "A Higher Call" In The Sky
Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler shared a skill: they were both pilots trained in warfare.  World War II made them enemies, and an incident in December 1943 brought them physically close.  Stigler had the upper hand, and could have shot Brown's plane out of the sky.  But he didn't, and the story of his decision and its aftermath is told by journalist/historian Adam Makos in his book "A Higher Call:
An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II."  

Friday, June 6, 2014/8:00        First Friday In The Arts
The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region.  Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days.  The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month.  Join the free-for-all by calling with details about arts events in your town... 800-838-3760 around the region, 541-552-6782 in the Rogue Valley, or by email at JX@jeffnet.org.

Friday, June 6, 2014/8:30        Vicksburg.  Antietam.  Shady Cove?
The nearest Civil War battle was a long way from our part of the country.  But the Civil War and its impact on the country are too big to contain on the actual battlefields.  That's why re-enactors like the members of the Cascade Civil War Society don the blue and the gray and wage fake war.  They'll fight "The Battle of Stewart State Park" next weekend.  A couple of re-enactors join us to explain the process, and its appeal.  

Friday, June 6, 2014/9:00        A Visit With William Joyce
Once upon a time, people wrote books.  Then movies came along, and sometimes books turned into movies, and sometimes movies turned into books.  We'll cut this short: now a smartphone app can become a children's book.  The proof?  "The Numberlys" by William Joyce... it began as an app and is now a book and a short film.  And it's the reason for us to get an interview with the prolific writer, filmmaker and illustrator!