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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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Jefferson Exchange | November 11, 2013
10:41 am
Mon November 11, 2013

The "New Soft War On Women"

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Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett talks about different standards--still--for men and women at work.

Women rule!  Or should, right?  In the United States today, women are half the educated work force and earn more than half the advanced college degrees. 

And yet, women still earn barely more than 75 cents for every dollar men make. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 11, 2013
11:27 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Road Taxes By The Mile Come To Oregon (Voluntarily)

Credit Ken Lund

Cars and trucks generally pay their road taxes through the gas pump… those taxes are added to the price of a gallon of gasoline. 

But hybrids and straight electrics use as much pavement, but much less (or no) gasoline.  Which is why the Oregon Legislature will allow cars and light trucks to pay up to a penny and a half per mile traveled. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 8, 2013
10:59 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Why Southern Oregon University Must "Retrench"

Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University
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SOU President Mary Cullinan explains the need for, and process of, retrenchment.

The use of the word "retrenchment" at Southern Oregon University this week is more than euphemism.

The retrenchment process allows the administration to cut programs and faculty without breaking contracts.  And SOU needs to make cuts to stay within its budget. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 8, 2013
10:55 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Documenting The Best (And Worst) Of Archaeology

Archaeological dig in the United Kingdom.
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Rick Pettigrew talks about archaeology and the films about it he's bringing to Ashland.

Much of our history is underfoot, literally. 

Archaeology is all about digging into the ground to find clues to previous inhabitants and previous civilizations. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 8, 2013
10:46 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbert On "The Signature Of All Things"

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Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her new novel and life after "Eat, Pray, Love."

Botany, exploration and desire in the 19th century. 

There's a basis for a novel, and that's exactly what Elizabeth Gilbert wrote. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:42 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13

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Larry Mullaly and Victoria Law talk about a 1943 murder that still reverberates in Oregon.

The famous robbery-turned-murder outside Ashland may be Oregon's most famous railroad crime story, but there are others. 

Including the story of "Murder in Lower Birth 13," which is the title of a presentation on the 1943 crime, November 8th at the Ashland Library. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:38 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Understanding The Latest Western Climate Pact

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Dan Jacobson of Environment California talks about efforts to stop global warming.

The inability of Congress to agree on much of anything slows down legislation in many fronts. 

Climate change is one of these, and political leaders in the West are not waiting around. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

The Narcissist In Your Life

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Linda Martinez-Lewi describes spotting narcissists (it's not hard) and dealing with them.

Use, abuse, dispose. 

Family therapist Linda Martinez-Lewi says that is the cycle of the true narcissist, a person with little or no empathy or ability to form a true connection with other people. 

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