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4:17 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Suggest A Guest For The Jefferson Exchange

Your guest here...?
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We not only want your questions and opinions on The Exchange, we want your input.  

If there's a guest you'd like to hear on the program, tell us about him or her.  

Keep a couple of questions in mind:

  • Is the topic one that will be of interest to a listening audience in our corner of the world?
  • Is the guest credible and reasonably well-informed on the topic?
  • Is the combination of guest and topic likely to spark a lively and informative discussion?

So who would you like to hear on The Exchange?

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Jefferson Exchange | January 23, 2014 | 8:00
10:41 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Celebrating Crab Season

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Robert Grosz talks about the coming-together of Brookings' first-ever Southern Oregon Crabfest.

Better late than never. 

Oregon's Dungeness crab season got started two weeks late to give the crab time to get a bit bigger. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 23, 2014 | 8:30
10:38 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Oregon Rank In Education Falls

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Peggy Carr at the National Center for Education Statistics explains the many numbers available.

A recent report from a national group should give Oregon educators pause. 

The report shows the state ranking 40th in student achievement, which is not welcome news.   California came in 33rd in the same list.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 23, 2014 | 9:00
10:33 am
Thu January 23, 2014

For The Benefit Of Those Who See

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Rosemary Mahoney describes the world as blind people experience it--and how we experience them.

You're doing just fine with all five or your senses working (more or less). 

Now take one away, and how well are you doing? 

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Britt Festivals
9:15 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Britt Announces 2014 Classical Season

Banjoist Bela Fleck performs his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra on August 8th

Teddy Abrams talks about conducting, traveling, and this summer's Britt season.

Britt Festivals' 2014 classical festival will strike out in new and adventurous directions under new Music Director Teddy Abrams, with guests soloists including banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, and a complete performance of Mahler's massive Symphony Number 1.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 22, 2014 | 8:30
12:20 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

VENTSday: Legal Marijuana + Drought Strategies

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Listeners vent on legal marijuana and approaches to drought in our VENTSday segment.

Is it time to talk seriously about legalizing marijuana in your state?

And what changes are you prepared to make if the regional drought should continue?  Let's get your thoughts...

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Jefferson Exchange | January 22, 2014 | 9:00
12:03 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Preemption: California State Of The State

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Our commitment to covering news demands that we preempt the normal interviews in the 9:00 hour of the The Exchange, this day only. 

California Governor Jerry Brown is set to deliver his State of the State Address at the Capitol in Sacramento. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 21, 2014 | 8:00
10:19 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Pot Versus Fish In California Waters

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Scott Greacen lays out the issues with the Eel River, many caused by marijuana growing.

Marijuana versus the environment: who ever would have seen that coming? 

But the first hurts the second, at least when illegal growing operations trash the landscape and nearby waterways.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:17 am
Tue January 21, 2014

OR-7 Checks In (With Help From Human Friends)

One of OR-7's relatives.
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ODFW's Russ Morgan talks about wolf behavior--and OR-7's specific moves.

He's so famous, he doesn't even need a name: OR-7, Oregon's wandering wolf.

And California's, now and then. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 21, 2014 | 9:00
10:15 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Say This, Not That

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Carl Alasko walks us through the ways to approach certain situations--and what to say.

Think about the number of times you meant to say something soothing or encouraging, and the person receiving took it the wrong way. 

Was it them, or you?  It might have been you. 

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