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Jefferson Exchange | March 18, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Speaking For The Trees In The Applegate Valley

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Matt and Lydia Musselwhite explain the details of the area they want to protect from logging.

The concept of protecting lands through conservation easements is well-established. 

Property owners agree not to log (or farm, or mine, or whatever the easement specifies) their land far into the future.  A group in Oregon's Applegate valley called Speak For the Trees is working to reach conservation easements to protect forest land from logging. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 18, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Environmental Films On The Big(ger) Screen: Siskiyou Film Fest

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We discuss environmental issues and films with Barry Snitkin, Morgan Lindsay and Matt Stoecker.

Our region is home to a vigorous environmental movement. 

It is also home to a large number of film buffs.  Both crowds will gather for the 2014 edition of the Siskiyou Filmfest in Grants Pass next weekend. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 19-21
11:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Exchange Unpainted: The Week's Highlights In The Raw

We do a little manicuring before we put our daily listings for the NEXT edition of the Jefferson Exchange on the Web. 

But people frequently ask us for a further look ahead.  So here's our list of planned guests and events for the rest of the week... still a work in progress.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 17, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Newspapers And The Shining Of Light

Newspapers roll off the presses.
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Paul Steinle discusses newspapers and their greatly changed business model.

Let the sun shine! 

This week is Sunshine Week across the country, a chance to observe and celebrate the laws and efforts that keep much of the workings of government open to the people. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Keeping Wolves On Track To Recovery

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Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild is upbeat about wolf recovery in Oregon.

Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Commission got a recent report on the success of wolf management in the state.

And the process of wolf recovery appears to be going relatively well, even in the eyes of some environmental groups. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 17, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Big Bucks In Subsidies For Big Business

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Philip Mattera explains Good Jobs First's report on big subsidies to big businesses.

Political figures often speak of the "job creators" as small business owners. 

But when it comes to doling out government dollars in subsidies, the big businesses are often first in line.  That's the finding of the non-profit research center Good Jobs First, based in Washington, DC. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 14, 2014 | 8:00
4:05 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Laughing About Dogs And Cats For A Good Cause

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We go behind the scenes with the group from the show "Far From the Zoo."

Ashland playwright/poet Dori Appel wrote a pile of work already, and continues to add to it. 

Her latest project is less about the play than the critters who benefit: homeless and sheltered animals.  Appel's series of comic vignettes, Far From the Zoo, will be performed across the Rogue Valley on three consecutive weekends. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 14, 2014 | 8:30
3:59 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Foreclosure Prevention Program Expands In Oregon

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Neighbor Works Umpqua joins us to share how this works.

Seven years after the first signs of the Great Recession, we're still talking about people in trouble with their mortgages. 

And we're still talking about programs to help those homeowners. 

The Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) is expanding a program to help underwater mortgagees keep their homes.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 14, 2014 | 9:00
3:53 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Rosie Perez And An Unpredictable Life

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Actress Rosie Perez joins us to talk about her life.

The actress Rosie Perez is always a ray of sunshine in her movies and TV shows. 

But the sunny disposition emerged from a life that began with some storm clouds.  Her mentally ill mother put her in a children's home when she was very young... and the story just gets more harrowing from there. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 13, 2014 | 8:00
11:19 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Bringing Modern Medicine To The Remote Philippines

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Medford physician Theresa Chan joins us to share her experience.

The modern world is taken for granted in our region.

But it has barely penetrated into remote areas in other parts of the world. 

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