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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Backlash To Wyden Timber Plan

Credit M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia Commons

Dominick DellaSala explains the conservationist opposition to the Wyden timber plan.

It has been said many times that journalists and legislators know they've probably done their jobs well when many people are angry with them. 

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden can probably relate. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue February 11, 2014

How Low Is The Snow? A Drought Update

A snow survey in the Sierra, 2008. That's Frank Gehrke on the right.
Credit California Department of Water Resources

Frank Gehrke talks snow surveys, what they show this year, and what that means for California water.

Recent rain and snow are good to have, but probably not good enough. 

The region is way behind in precipitation, and California's governor already declared a drought weeks ago.  Oregon may follow suit if the conditions demand. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Inside The Medford Teacher Strike

A rally in support of teachers, months before the strike began.
Credit S.O. Jobs With Justice

Teachers union reps, followed by the school superintendent, explain their sides in the Medford strike.

Long faces, tired eyes, and picket signs marked the start of the Medford teacher strike on Thursday (February 6th).

Teachers hit the picket lines after nearly 10 months of negotiating with the Medford district failed to produce a teacher contract. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon February 10, 2014

(Oregon) Shakespeare Back In Business

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Alison Carey lays out the plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season.

February includes a lot of important dates, one of great regional significance: it is the month the Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens for the season. 

Previews begin later this week on OSF's indoor stages. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 10, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Delivering Insults With Class

What are YOU looking at, you wanton, motley-minded horn-beast?

Barry Kraft exults in Shakespeare's words... especially the insults.

Did we mention February is big for Shakespeare in Ashland?

 

We could not resist an interview with the creator of the clever book Shakespeare Insult Generator.  Think of it as “Mad Libs” for insults, using lines and words from Shakespeare plays. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 7, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tale Of Two Rivers: The "Klamazon" Delegation

Copco 1 Dam on the Klamath River.
Credit Amelia Templeton/EarthFix

Delegation members detail their trip.

Dams in, dams out (maybe): the Amazon River may be home to a huge new dam, at the very time efforts continue to remove four dams from the Klamath River. 

Now young people from the Yurok and other local tribes will travel to the Amazon. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 7, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Chinese New Year, Southern Oregon Style

Credit jacksonvilleoregon.com

We hear about Chinese New Year celebrations in Jacksonville, and the history behind them.

One of the biggest celebrations of Chinese New Year in the region comes in the small historic mining town of Jacksonville, once the Jackson County seat. 

Why this neck of the woods?  Because in its gold mining and county-seat heyday, Jacksonville was home to a thriving community of Chinese immigrants. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 7, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Blast From The Past: "Smitten"

Credit smittenbook.com

The authors explain their flirting strategies in "Smitten."

So much dating advice revolves around making a good first impression. 

But is that first impression really a good look at the real person? 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 6, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Future Planning At Ashland's Hospital

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Sheila Clough talks about making Asante Ashland Community Hospital stronger.

A year ago, the future of Ashland Community Hospital was unclear. 

The former city hospital was searching for a hospital group with which to affiliate, and one proposal had fallen through. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Oregon Gets Even Bike-Friendlier

Credit Andrew Dressel/Wikimedia

Nastassja Pace explains the workings of the Bike Friendly Business program in Oregon.

Bikes bring bucks.

It's not an official slogan, but it neatly captures the tourism approach to bicyclists in Oregon. 

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