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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:45 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Oregon Considers Changes In Liquor Regulation

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OLCC chair Rob Patridge talks about the process of changing--possibly--liquor laws in Oregon.

How and where alcoholic beverages are sold changes from state to state. 

Oregon is still one of the states where the state government still plays a major hand, while neighboring Washington changed to a system that makes packaged-liquor sales more of a private-sector function.  

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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Adopting Agriculture As An Occupation

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Stuart O'Neil and Katy Giombolini explain how Farm Corps programs train farmers-to-be.

Has the tide turned on interest in farming as an occupation?

For decades, the numbers of family farmers declined, and the acreage worked by large agribusiness companies went up. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 21, 2013
10:40 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Twisted Fairy Tales: "Alice in tumblr-Land"

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Tim Manley reads from "Alice in tumblr-Land" and describes the process of bringing it to book shelves.

As we recently learned from the author of "The Grimm Conclusion" (on Halloween), today's audiences like a little modern spicing-up with their traditional fairy tales. 

Witness the cascade of TV shows putting modern spins on old stories ("Sleepy Hollow," "Once Upon a Time"). 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 20, 2013
3:27 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Campaigning For A Ban On Neonicotinoids

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Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics discusses a proposed ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

The bodies of 50,000 dead bees no longer litter the parking lot of a Portland-area shopping center.

But the impact of last June's bee kill is still being felt. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 20, 2013
3:24 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

VENTSday-Filibusters + Fracking

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Listeners vent on filibusters and fracking.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate just blocked another Obama judicial nominee through the "filibuster" rule (60 votes needed to proceed to a real vote), and California just released proposed rules for "fracking."

Tell us what YOU think on these issues...

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Jefferson Exchange | November 20, 2013
3:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

JFK Assassination + 50 Years

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Jeff Golden and listeners discuss JFK--the one we knew, and the one who might have been.

November 22nd marks 50 years to the day--and it was also a Friday--since John F. Kennedy died of an assassin's bullet in Dallas. 

Many of the people alive on that day hold vivid memories, and we'll invite them to join us as we talk about the day and its aftermath. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 19, 2013
10:47 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs"

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Ariane Holm of Cover Oregon explains the workings of the Application Fairs.

The federal healthcare.gov website is the focus of anger and the butt of many jokes these days, since it has yet to deliver on the promise of allowing people to browse and sign up for health insurance.

Things may actually be worse at the state site coveroregon.com.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 19, 2013
10:39 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Options For Learning About Dementia

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Trish Welch and Ardis Fraser talk about the work of Lifespan Respite.

We did not used to worry so much about dementia in old age, but then we also did not live so long a few decades ago. 

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a chance to get acquainted with the many programs and offerings for people who are either patients of a particular kind of dementia, or people who just want to know more. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 19, 2013
10:37 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Blood, The Stuff Of Life

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Lawrence Hill examines blood from the cellular level on up, in his book "Blood: The Stuff of Life."

"It's in the blood." 

Ever heard that statement? 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 18, 2013
10:30 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Conversations On The (Public) Forest

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Roy Keene and Kevin Matthews talk about boosting rural communities but not cutting so many trees.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

Did anybody think in the early 90s that we would still be talking about the appropriate uses of public forests two decades later? 

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