Minus Pictures, The Rest Of The Week

May 19, 2014

We'll put the pictures on the daily versions.

But some of our listeners like to see a little further down the road.  For you, here is the rest of the current week's plan for The Jefferson Exchange:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014/8:00        Southern Oregon Economy Predictions
Economists frequently make predictions about the direction the nation's economy will go.  Such predictions are harder to come by at the local level.  But marketing consultant takes a stab at predicting the pathway ahead of the Southern Oregon economy.  Dennett runs the Dennett Consulting Group and DCG Research.  He joins us with his view of what might happen economically, and how he arrived at his conclusions.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014/8:30        VENTSday
The ballots will have been counted by the time our VENTSday segment airs.  So it's no mystery what we'll discuss with listeners: the results of the May 20th primary election in Oregon.  From primaries for governor and U.S. Senator to Jackson County's GMO measure, there's much to talk about.  It's a special election edition of VENTSday on The Exchange.  Listeners can vent politely at 800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or jx@jeffnet.org.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014/9:00        What To Talk About
We have it so much better than every other animal: we have the gift of speech.  Although it's hard to believe it's a gift when we're standing in an elevator or other enclosed space with a stranger.  What is wrong with us?  Maybe not much, other than not knowing what to say.  Rob Baedeker and Chris Colin fill the gaps in conversation in their book "What to Talk About."  Rob Baedeker joins us.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014/8:00        Talking Computers To Help Dispatchers
Think about the stress levels incurred by emergency dispatchers: they need to dispatch emergency workers WHILE they are still taking details of the indicent over the phone.  Seconds count in emergency services, and that overlap costs time.  Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatches first responders in Jackson County, and ECSO has a new tool.  It's a text-to-speech program that broadcasts incident information in a computer voice while the dispatcher is still taking details.  We get the lowdown on how the system works.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014/8:30        Oregon Innovation At The Smithsonian
Coming soon to the Smithsonian: the innovation and invention of Southern Oregon.  The region is one of several around the country that will be represented at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.  Scienceworks Hands-On Museum received a grant to research and produce a video showing the history and future of innovation in the area.  ScienceWorks executive director Chip Lindsey joins us to explain.  

Friday, May 23, 2014/9:00        Tuberculosis in History: "The Remedy"
More than a century ago, a diagnosis of tuberculosis meant almost certain death for the patient.  Medical science desperately searched for a cure.  Then physician Robert Koch announced success: he could stop TB. Another physician, Arthur Conan Doyle, took great interest.  And the creator of the fictional Sherlock Holmes ended up turning against Koch.  The story of the two men and the disease is told in Thomas Goetz's "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis."