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Jefferson Exchange | April 2, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Using The Tax Return To Protest War

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter costs around $135 Million each to build.
Credit U.S. Navy/Public Domain

Susan Cundiff and Peg Morton describe war tax protest and resistance--and the reactions to them.

There are probably few people who look forward to April 15th.

It is, after all, the day when our income tax returns are due. 

But there are people who relish the opportunity to make a statement about where our tax money goes.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 01, 2014
10:44 am
Tue April 1, 2014

The Buzz About Bees

Credit Amy Quinton/Capital Public Radio

Dr. Dewey Caron join us to share the world of beekeeping.

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming.  The bees can't be far behind.

Despite problems with bee populations, there are still many pollinators at work keeping our plants growing and thriving.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 01, 2014
10:39 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Eugene's "Safe Spot" For The Homeless

Credit www.communitysupportedshelters.org/

Erik de Buhr, executive director of Community Supported Shelters joins us.

The City of Eugene is continually working to find the right balance of oversight and management for its growing number of homeless camps.

Eugene’s Community Supported Shelters Executive Director Erik de Buhr supervises some of the city’s camps.

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Jefferson Exchange | April 01, 2014
10:32 am
Tue April 1, 2014

When Grief Calls Forth The Healing

Credit www.whengriefcallsforththehealing.com

Author Mary Rockefeller Morgan shares her story of losing her twin brother.

We've all lost somebody important to us.  And the grieving process takes time and patience and pain.

Most of us cannot understand the unique grief and pain of the person who has lost a twin. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 31, 2014
10:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Southern Oregon U's Sustainability Center

Vincent Smith, director of SOU's Center for Sustainability joins us.

Southern Oregon University is getting into the farming business.

A five-acre farm with fruit trees and a garden is now being developed on university property.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 31, 2014
10:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jordan Cove Approval Rejection

Credit BLM/Wikimedia

We talk with the Rogue Riverkeeper who has asked Oregon's governor to help stop the project.

A federal agency just gave one of several approvals to the Jordan Cove gas export proposal in Coos Bay. 

Several more approvals are still required before any gas is compressed or shipped, but environmental groups like Rogue Riverkeeper are not waiting. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 31, 2014
10:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Our Addiction To Speed

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Author Dr. Stephanie Brown talks about the process of slowing down.

So what ELSE are you doing while you read this?  We're a multi-tasking society these days, always on the go, frequently rushing from place to place.

Are we moving fast because it's fun?  Might we be addicted?

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Jefferson Exchange | March 28, 2014
11:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Railroads & Trains At Josephine Libraries

Credit Public domain

Robert Herning and Carolyn Kohn join us to discuss the new series.

Long before Interstate Five, the railroad was the main artery of commerce in the region.  Railroads remain important to the working of the nation, and bring excitement to trackside observers.

The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries will host a series of programs on trains and railroads called "All Aboard" in the coming months.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 28, 2014
11:42 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Bad Films AND Bad Music

Credit www.badfilmsociety.org

Ed Polish joins us to talk about his adventures in low culture.

There's high culture, and then there's something else.  We'll assume Ashland's Ed Polish is drawn to the "something else."

Polish is the head of Ashland's Bad Film Society, and he's preparing a music special for JPR (on April Fool's Day, natch) called "Sleazy Listening." 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 28, 2014
11:40 am
Fri March 28, 2014

"Warrior Pose" For A War Correspondent

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Brad Willis became Bhava Ram and shares his story.

Brad Willis roamed the world covering wars and other difficult situations for NBC News, before a broken back and failed surgery sidelined him.  And that was just the beginning of his difficulties. 

A diagnosis of cancer made him believe the end was near.  So he changed his focus.

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