Jefferson Exchange

JPR Seeks Jefferson Exchange Producer

Mar 3, 2017

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) seeks a producer for its regional civic affairs program, The Jefferson Exchange. The producer’s main duties include identifying issues and topics of regional interest, booking knowledgeable and interesting guests, overseeing Southern Oregon University interns working on the program, occasionally operating the control board, screening calls from listeners and steering overall program direction in collaboration with the program’s host.

Courtesy Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Bard has been dead for 400 years, but the offerings of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are hardly stuck in the past. Living playwrights also grace the stages of this Ashland institution.

JPR’s Geoffrey Riley sits down with playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes  whose play "The Happiest Song Plays Last" is now at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

   

                      

Filling "The Hole" With Phoenix Urban Renewal

Jul 7, 2015
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Urban renewal is not just for big cities.  Even smaller towns have their issues with areas that were once developed badly, or just got blighted over time.  Count the city of Phoenix in Jackson County among those smaller towns.  

The creation of a pair of one-way streets to carry Oregon 99 through the heart of town created an area often called "the hole" by locals.  The hole is about to be filled with new buildings and a re-sculpting of the land that is meant to be environmentally sensitive.  

Oregon's Medicaid Expansion Going Well

Jul 7, 2015
National Institute of Health

Oregon began putting its own spin on providing health care to the public even before the Affordable Care Act--"Obamacare"--took effect.  

  The work of the state's version of Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan, is now distributed through CCOs, coordinated care organizations.  And a recent report from the Oregon Health Authority shows the system working well, despite an influx of newly-insured patients under the federal law.  

Fastest Things On Wings

Jul 6, 2015

In the list of unusual jobs, "hummingbird rehabber" must rank pretty high.  But hummingbirds do get hurt, and Terry Masear is there to help them back to health, where possible.  

  It seems that even people who are relatively jaded about wildlife get interested when hummingbirds are involved.  Terry describes her job and its successes in her book "Fastest Things On Wings."  

Paving The Way For Fish In Rogue Basin

Jul 6, 2015

  JeffX 7/7 @ 8:30: The efforts to improve living conditions for fish tend to focus on big dams, like the four proposed for removal on the Klamath River.  But changes to existing small dams can help as well.  

  The federal Bureau of Reclamation will upgrade the fish ladder at a small irrigation dam in Ashland this summer.  The project is part of a broader effort to make life better for fish throughout the Rogue River Basin.  BOR's Doug DeFlitch joins us. 

The Crimes They Are A-Changin'

Jul 6, 2015

Marijuana is legal in Oregon, so now what?  While the state prepares the way for retail sales to begin, a lot of other details have to be settled.  

For one thing, what happens to people who were charged and convicted for marijuana crimes that are NO LONGER crimes?