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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:00
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Fri February 28, 2014

Far Out: Historical Society Relives The 1960s

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Amy Drake and Carolyn Kingsnorth talk about the 1960s, and Southern Oregon Historical Society's coming display.

Break out the tie-dye, man.  It's the 60s again at the Southern Oregon Historical Society. 

SOHS is assembling a display called "Far Out: Southern Oregon in the 1960s," coming to the Woolworth Building in down Medford beginning in late March.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Small Wineries Team Up For Big Impact

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Laura Lotspeich and Al Silbowitz explain how small wineries work together as Bear Creek Boutique Wineries.

When you're a small winery seeking a big impact, it helps to have friends.  But OTHER wineries?

That's the tale of the collective calling itself Bear Creek Boutique Wineries. 

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

Getting Going Before Growing Season

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Master Gardeners Sherri Morgan, Carol O'Neal and Bob Reynolds talk about growing and gardening.

Set aside for the moment any concerns about how much water will be available in the coming growing season. 

There WILL BE a growing season, that's for sure.  And this time, just before it starts, is the time when many gardeners--serious and less so--make preparations in their gardens and their skills. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Fixing Up A Forest For The Long Term

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Marty Main and Kerry Metlen update the progress of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project.

Smoke rose from the hills above Ashland recently, and nobody got alarmed. 

Periodic controlled burns are among the features of the ongoing Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR). 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Sharing The Knowledge On Breast Cancer Gains

A mammogram in progress.
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Melanie Dines and Toni Mountain discuss improvements in surviving breast cancer.

We know a lot more about breast cancer than we once knew. 

More lives are saved, but women still get the disease and die from it.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Pushing Women To The Top

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Jeanne Stallman and Anne Doyle talk about getting more women into positions of leadership.

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 8:00
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Wed February 26, 2014

Shasta County's Chaparral Incident: Burning Down The House

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Sgt. John Greene explains the handling of the discovery of a mobile home filled with explosive chemicals.

News organizations far and wide took notice when the Shasta County Sheriff's Office recently burned down a mobile home filled with explosives. 

And the fire came after deputies evacuated nearby residents.  It's not an everyday occurrence, to be sure. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

VENTSday: Internet Voting + Timing Campaign Contributions

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Listeners vent on Internet voting and campaign contribution limits.

Should making it easy to vote include voting via the Internet? 

And while we're on the subject of voting, should there be new limits on WHEN political figures can take donations?  Those are this week's VENTSday topics.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 26, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Passion Of Pussy Riot

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Masha Gessen gives us the backstory on the creation of Pussy Riot.

The limits of free speech in Vladimir Putin's Russia get a frequent test from members of the group Pussy Riot.

Putin allowed the young women to be freed from prison, just in time for the Winter Olympics to start in the Russian city of Sochi.  And that's exactly where they went, to demonstrate against the regime.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 25, 2014 | 8:00
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Tue February 25, 2014

Freeway Interchange Of The Future

The proposed Phoenix interchange.
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Gary Leaming and Dick Leever of ODOT explain the "diverging diamond" interchange.

The old "cloverleaf" style of freeway interchange is turning a new leaf. 

More innovative designs are coming along as the years go by.  One of those designs is in the process of being put into place at the Interstate Five interchange in Phoenix, Oregon. 

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