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Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Wilderness Act Turns 50

The Chetco River in Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
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Marielle Cowdin and Chandra LeGue talk about the value of wilderness.

It's a milestone birthday year for wilderness in America and in Oregon. 

The Wilderness Act went on the books in 1964, the same year the Kalmiopsis Wilderness was created. 

Oregon Wild celebrates with the Oregon Wilderness Conference this weekend. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

"A Higher Call" In The Sky

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Adam Makos recounts the story of the German pilot who did NOT shoot an American bomber out of 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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Court Ruling Finds Fault In Ashland Forest Resiliency

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Jay Lininger and Eric Navickas explain their issues with AFR.

Removing trees can reduce fire danger, but the process presents its own issues. 

Like what happens to the land when the trees are removed. 

That was the central issue in a lawsuit filed years ago against the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, meant to reduce the threat of wildfire in the city of Ashland's watershed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

VENTSday: California Primary + Isla Vista Shooting

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Listeners vent on preventing mass murders, and the California primary election.

California's primary election and the shooting near Santa Barbara are the topics of this week's free-for-all on the airwaves.

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 4, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Exploring (Old--Very Old) Oregon

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Dr. Edward Davis talks fossils and climate change.

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 3, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Farmers Fight Hunger In June

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Philip Yates describes food bank activity in the summer.

We are practically inundated with information about helping people in need of food. 

During the holiday season, anyway. 

But this month is the farthest spot on the calendar from the holiday season. 

It is also the month of a major Oregon food drive; there's one in California as well.

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Jefferson Exchange | June 3, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Eugene Council Considers Climate

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Gordon Levitt details the approach to climate change of Our Children's Trust.

"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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 3, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Eat Yourself Pretty

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Jolene Hart cooks up tips for eating for beauty.

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 2, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Designing Innovative Programs For Seniors & Disabled

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Bob Weir explains the Aging and People With Disabilities Innovations Fund.

The simple existence of the Baby Boom Generation means we will have more senior citizens over the next few decades. 

And it will take some innovative programs to deliver services to all the seniors and people with disabilities who will need them. 

The Oregon Department of Human Services is trying to spur some of that innovation by funding pilot projects. 

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Jefferson Exchange | June 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Legislating The Klamath Basin

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Craig Tucker talks about the Klamath legislation on the eve of a Senate hearing.

The people who use water from the Klamath Basin can come together and reach an agreement; many of them did. 

But it still takes federal legislation to give any agreement the force of law. 

Oregon and California senators recently introduced legislation to codify the recent Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement. 

It gets a hearing in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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