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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

The Rise Of American Naval Power On "The Shining Sea"

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George C. Daughan talks about the obscurity of the War of 1812 and one of its best naval captains.

"Don't give up the ship," Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry said during the War of 1812. 

Fellow Navy man David Porter did not heed the advice.  But Porter is the man historian George Daughan chose to profile in his book The Shining Sea. 

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

First Friday In The Arts For November

"Lend Me A Tenor" plays at Ashland High School in November.
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Listeners join us to talk about arts events. Special focus: Ashland High School's "Lend Me a Tenor."

It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 1, 2013
12:18 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Restoring Intimacy And Sex After The Baby Arrives

Joy Hosey & Glennie Feinsmith & Kimberly Ford talk about couples returning to sex after childbirth.

Maybe the birth rate is way off from what it was in the baby boom years, but there's still a lot of attention and industry focused on keeping mothers and babies healthy.

And an event coming to Ashland this weekend focused on the same subject. 

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

Overcoming The Brain's Defaults: "Hardwiring Happiness"

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Rick Hanson explains how to overcome the brain's built-in "negativity bias."

Why is it we'll stew for hours about the person who drove badly in front of us, to the exclusion of noticing what a nice day or otherwise uneventful drive we had? 

Because we're supposed to notice the bad things and learn from them, and not notice the things that go well. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:50 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Halloween Celebrations In The State Of Jefferson

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Katherine Flanagan tells us about Ashland Halloween celebrations.

At last, it's here… a day to act all creepy and ghouly, and nobody has a particular problem with it. 

Halloween is such a big deal in Ashland, the police shut down the main street so the kids can parade in their costumes.  

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:48 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Getting California's High-Speed Rail On Track

Artist rendering of a possible high-speed rail future.
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Lisa Alley of California High-Speed Rail Authority talks trains, tracks and plans.

High-speed trains zoom across countries in Europe and Asia, but the United States is moving slowly toward fast trains (150 mph and faster). 

California's planned high-speed rail system recently broke ground, amid lingering questions about costs and timelines.  We talk with the High-Speed Rail Authority about plans and progress.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:42 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Just In Time For Halloween: "The Grimm Conclusion"

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Adam Gidwitz explains the fun and power of gruesome tales for kids.

Maybe you noticed that kids often like gory stories, whether in movies or on the printed page. 

Adam Gidwitz must have known that from his eight years of teaching.  He's delighted readers young and old by retelling the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers in full-blooded glory. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2013
11:09 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Broadband Access Comes to Karuk & Yurok Country

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Eric Cutright explains how broadband will affect rural communities along the lower Klamath River.

You might have heard a lot of talk about the importance of bringing broadband Internet service to rural areas. 

The California Public Utility Commission is turning the talk in to action. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2013
10:39 am
Wed October 30, 2013

VENTSday-Closing Income Gap + Setting Up Marijuana Laws

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Callers vent on income gap and legalized marijuana.

Yet another study shows a widening income gap, this time within Oregon.  What would you do to close that gap?

And both our states may be headed to the ballot once again with measures to legalize marijuana for personal use.  How should any such laws be set up to safeguard users and society?  These are the topics in this week's VENTSday segment. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 30, 2013
10:36 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Treating Minors Who Commit Crimes Like Minors, Not Adults

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Carmen Daugherty and Shannon Wight discuss issues with juveniles in the adult criminal justice system.

"Lock 'em up and throw away the key" was once the attitude toward minors convicted of crimes in the United States. 

We still hear of cases of children being tried and convicted in adult court and sentenced to adult prison, but states continue to pass laws taking a different approach toward youthful offenders.

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