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Jefferson Exchange | March 26, 2014
10:10 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Ashland Independent Film Festival Filmmakers Unveiled

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Tracy Droz Tragos of "Rich Hill" and Suzanne Mitchell of "Running Wild" discuss making documentaries.
Ben Cotner and Ryan White talk about the making of their film "The Case Against 8."

There may well be cautionary tales for people and parts of our region in this year's crop of movies at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Take "Rich Hill," for example. It's about a small town in Missouri where a coal mine played out decades ago, and the town continues to struggle.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Protecting Older Buildings From Earthquakes

Ashland's Plaza, lined with pretty buildings with potential seismic issues.
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Michael Grubbs discusses the process for changing Ashland's building codes for seismic retrofits.

The old buildings that give downtown areas character in places like Ashland are often made of brick.  

And there's a potential problem: older buildings made of unreinforced masonry are prone to heavy damage in earthquakes. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Diabetes Alert Day

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Dr. Andrew Ahmann explains the risk factors for diabetes, and the easy test to help people assess.

March 25 is Diabetes Alert Day across the country. 

For more than a quarter of a century, Americans have used this day to get tested to see if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Jefferson Exchange | March 25, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Your Body Book

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Doranne Long answers listener questions about aches and pains... and solutions.

When the warning light goes on in your car, you reach for the owner's manual, don't you?

It sure would be great if we had that kind of manual for the human body.  Mission accomplished... 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon March 24, 2014

The State Of The Art In Saving Lives

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Dr. Paul Rostykus and Kelly Harrington discuss emergency medical service delivery.

The people we once called "ambulance attendants" became "firefighters," and "EMTs," and "first responders."

The mission--saving lives--remains the same. 

But the titles and the equipment evolve over the years, and the people involved in emergency medical work train and compare notes frequently. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Ashland And A Culture Of Peace

David Wick and Eric Sirotkin explain their push for a Culture of Peace Commission for Ashland.

Celebrations of peace draw crowds in Ashland.

Maybe the city should help encourage them, goes the thinking. 

Some city residents are pushing for the creation of a Culture of Peace Commission (CPC). 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

"The Naked Future:" Data And Predicting Behavior

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Patrick Tucker talks about how all that data can help us, in "The Naked Future."

That "club card" at the grocery store let the store know the kinds of things you are likely to buy, so it can offer you a coupon for a future purchase. 

And that's just one example of the ways in which data about us can predict future behavior. 

We put a whole lot of data out there through computer and social networks, and it can be and is used to make predictions. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 21, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Ashland Film Festival Gets Ready

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Anne Ashbey and Joanne Feinberg talk about this year's AIFF and the preparations for it.

From the burning issues of the day to animated shorts, the Ashland Independent Film Festival offers a huge variety of films. 

AIFF returns to Ashland's Varsity Theatre and a couple of other venues, April 3 through 7. 

The festival has grown in size and stature over the years, making it attractive to both filmmakers and filmgoers. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 21, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Whale Watch Week: When And Where

A gray whale surfaces.
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Renee Fowler gives the good tips on where and when to see whales on the Oregon Coast.

The whales are coming.  Again. 

Gray whales migrate from Baja California to Alaskan waters this time of year, passing the Oregon/California coast right about now. 

So spring break for many students and families coincides with Whale Watch Week. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 21, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Trapped Under The Sea

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Neil Swidey describes the extreme--ultimately fatal--risks to finish a major public works project in Boston.

History is filled with stories of massive public works projects that cost lives to complete. 

The building of the Brooklyn Bridge alone killed some two dozen workers.  The cleaning up of Boston's filthy harbor was made possible by a long undersea tunnel for sewage... a tunnel workers had to traverse in order to complete the project. 

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