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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:57 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Prep For The Later Years: Vital Aging

Credit Garry Knight

Don Bruland and Geneva Craig air their thoughts on vitality in later life.

Even people born close to the end of the Baby Boom are receiving offers of membership in AARP. 

The organization will likely swell in members in the coming years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:54 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Keeping Carbon Monoxide Out Of The House

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Charles Chase from the Oregon Fire Marshal's office explains the sources of carbon monoxide.

Ah, winter.  It can certainly be pretty in the right conditions, but the weather often forces us indoors, windows and doors shut, with some kind of heating system running. 

What could go wrong?  Carbon monoxide, for one thing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 14, 2013
10:52 am
Thu November 14, 2013

What To Do About E-Waste

Now where?
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A discussion of e-waste and where it goes when we recycle our electronics.

We love our electronic devices in America.

Sometimes it seems it's reaching the point of "you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers" when it comes to cell phones and other gadgets.  Until, that is, the NEXT thing comes along. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:43 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Elder Abuse-The Financial Kind

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Workers from Adult Protective Services in Oregon describe features and occurrence of elder financial abuse.

The term "elder abuse" is one of those that can raise hackles the moment you hear it. 

Yes, there are examples of physical and emotional abuse.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:39 am
Wed November 13, 2013

VENTSday-Property Taxes + Painkiller Controls

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Callers debate the merits of property taxes and changes to the system.

A recent report suggests it may be time to tinker (to put it mildly) with property tax reform, and the federal government says it's time to tighten the controls on some painkillers.

It must be VENTSday.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
10:38 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Justice And Peace From Our Region To Honduras

Wake for three indigenous Tolupan leaders shot trying to protect their community and ancestral homeland from unauthorized mining and illegal logging.
Credit Lucy Edwards

Lucy Edwards, Jim Phillips and Paula Sohl describe their work in Honduras.

Fewer than half of Americans admit going to church. 

But some of the people who do go to church go far beyond the standard Sunday visit.

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Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
1:20 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Medford's #2 Cop Becomes Springfield's #1

Credit Tim Doney

Chief-to-be Tim Doney explains the move to Springfield.

Medford's loss in policing is Springfield's gain. 

Medford Deputy Police Chief Tim Doney will leave the force in Medford after more than a quarter-century on the job. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
1:17 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Clearing The Air: Woodburning Controls In Effect

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Jackson Baures of Jackson County Health explains woodburning advisories.

It took a long time to clear the air, but the winter air in the greater Medford area is greatly improved from a couple of decades ago. 

In the late 80s, Jackson County and several cities passed ordinances regulating home woodstoves and fireplaces. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
1:15 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

GMO And The OMG Factor

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Jeremy Seifert talks about his documentary "GMO OMG".

Opponents of genetically modified food products (GMO) suffered a setback when Washington voters, like California's a year ago, declined to enact a law requiring labels on GMO foods. 

But the electoral setback likely has little effect on the passion of the anti-GMO crowd. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 11, 2013
10:44 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Helping Women Leaders Set Goals

Anika Hedstrom and Barbara Tyler talk about setting goals and keeping focused on them, and the importance of the process for women.

Just about all of us can use the occasional brush-up on skills and attitudes in our jobs. 

And the chance to compare notes may be more important for women in leadership positions (see our 9 AM entry for this date).

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