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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.
Credit Oregon State University

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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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 8:00
10:38 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Trying A New Approach To Jail Funding In Klamath County

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Randy L. Shaw explains the plan to fund the Klamath County jail with a fee system.

Klamath County is another of the counties constrained by a small public safety budget. 

Now a group is proposing a fee on every household and business in the county to fund jail operations.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 8:30
10:37 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Race And Justice On MLK Week

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Marvin Woodard, Jr. discusses social justice and coming conference on it at Southern Oregon U.

Maybe we're not always talking nicely, but you have to admit, the election and re-election of Barack Obama certainly got us talking about race just a bit more. 

In fact, Southern Oregon University made race its campus theme for the current academic year. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 20, 2014 | 9:00
10:35 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Women and Politics and Winning

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Cathy Allen talks about the inner workings of political campaigns.

It's often been said of the legislative process that (like sausage-making) it's best not to watch.

Now just imagine the process of getting a candidate elected.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 23-27, 2013
2:09 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Exchange This Week: Women in politics, tracking OR-7 and the GMO perspective, straight from the farm

Exchange producer Charlotte Duren and host Geoffrey Riley.
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Here's what's coming up on the Exchange next week (January 20 - 24) Women in politics, tracking OR-7 and the GMO perspective, straight from the farm. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:32 am
Fri January 17, 2014

MLK Day Observances Take Shape

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Claudia Alick sets up Monday's MLK celebration in Ashland--and we hear of more around the region.

Calling all MLK events: Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered across the nation on Monday, the day his birthday is observed as a holiday. 

Organizations in Ashland have thrown themselves into the MLK event whole-heartedly for years now. 

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

SOU Professor Wins Oregon Literary Fellowship

Robert Arellano.
Credit Southern Oregon University

Robert Arellano shares his enthusiasm about writing... and his Oregon Literary Fellowship.

Robert Arellano's passion for writing is noticed by his students at Southern Oregon University. 

Somebody else noticed the passion and recognized it: Arellano is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship for 2014. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 17, 2014 | 9:00
10:28 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Universe We Cannot See

A spiral galaxy. This, we can see.
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Dr. James Brau takes us deep into space for an understanding of dark matter and dark energy.

The wonders of the universe continue to unfold with an ever-stronger array of telescopes and other devices for seeing into deep space. 

Then there's all that stuff we can't see, and that's what James Brau wants to talk about. 

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