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Weekday mornings, this lively two-hour interactive program is devoted to issues facing the State of Jefferson, the Northwest, the nation and the world. In the first hour, the host trades views with callers on a wide range of topics. In hour two, fascinating guests join in the discussion.

Weekday mornings, this lively two-hour interactive program is devoted to issues facing the State of Jefferson, the Northwest, the nation and the world. In the first hour, the host trades views with callers on a wide range of topics. In hour two, fascinating guests join in the discussion.
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Ashland, OR

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Jefferson PR

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Weekday mornings, this lively two-hour interactive program is devoted to issues facing the State of Jefferson, the Northwest, the nation and the world. In the first hour, the host trades views with callers on a wide range of topics. In hour two, fascinating guests join in the discussion.

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English

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Jefferson Public Radio 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520 541-552-6782


Episodes

And A Happy New Year: December First Friday Arts

12/6/2018
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Hallelujah, it's the final month of 2018! And as in any December, there is a veritable blizzard of arts events to take in, from Christmas concerts to gallery openings. We welcome any and all of them to our monthly First Friday Arts segment. It's a potluck... we spread the word among arts organizations that they can call 800-838-3760 and publicize their events free of charge and no strings attached.

Duration:00:33:43

Local Authors Gather With Public In Ashland

12/6/2018
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The charms of our region mean people who might otherwise live in bigger cities settle in the hills and valleys around us. Including a number of published authors with names and works instantly recognizable to the public. These are celebrated at the Read Local, Buy Local Author Fair , coming to the Ashland Library on Sunday (December 9).

Duration:00:11:17

Exchange Exemplar: Bush "41" From Biographer Jon Meacham

12/6/2018
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As the nation mourns the death of a president, we observe the highlights of his life. George H.W. Bush was a very busy man with a great number of talents, we've been reminded lately. Jon Meacham, a historian, a writer and a friend to the late president, told Bush's story in the book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush . Meacham's closeness to Bush produced some surprising revelations from "41" about the presidency of his son, among other subjects.

Duration:00:41:17

Upward Mobility Happens More Away From Cities

12/5/2018
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If you're concerned about upward mobility for your kids in today's society, you might want to move. Evidence suggests upward mobility is greater for children who grow up farther away from metro areas. This goes against the generally accepted belief that people who live near cities have the greater mobility. But Bruce Weber, professor emeritus of applied economics at Oregon State, has figures to back up the rural-mobility case.

Duration:00:21:50

Citizen Science Examines Smoke On Our Produce

12/5/2018
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The wildfires in our region produce smoke and concerns about the smoke, mostly about breathing it. But we've explored the issue of "smoke taint" on wine grapes as well. And there are additional concerns about what the wildfire smoke might deposit on other fruits and vegetables growing on farms and in gardens. Will the lettuce or the tomatoes make you sick? Probably not, says a preliminary review produced by citizen science out of the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sonoma...

Duration:00:18:20

Signals & Noise And The Year In Media

12/5/2018
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What a year in media. We went back and checked, to prepare for an extra-length edition of our Signals & Noise segment. Just in the first couple of months, we had a tell-all book about the White House, "s**thole countries" coming out of the mouths of newscasters, and lots of other notable moments. And that's just in Washington; there's a whole wide world of media happenings to take in. And we'll do just that in our monthly gathering with Precious Yamaguchi and Andrew Gay of the Communication...

Duration:00:26:08

Bands On The Run: December Rogue Sounds

12/5/2018
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Josh Gross loves music. He writes it, plays it, and listens to it, a lot. Once a month Josh collects the names and tunes of bands playing upcoming gigs in the region. He delivers the goods in a segment we call "Rogue Sounds."

Duration:00:14:48

Previously Unknown Mushroom Found In Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

12/4/2018
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Love it or hate it, you have to admit there's a lot of biological diversity in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. And it's still being discovered. A recent journey into the monument's Soda Mountain Wilderness to look for rare plants turned up a rare mushroom instead. It was a kind no one had ever reported seeing before. Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument announced the finding.

Duration:00:18:13

Medford Homeless Student Number Remains High

12/4/2018
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The latest survey results on homeless students in Oregon produced some relief, but not much. While there are fewer students reporting being homeless than in previous years, it's still a high number: nearly 22,000. And worse for Southern Oregon, Medford is right up near the top, with more homeless students than the city of Portland. Homelessness is just one of the issues targeted by the Rogue Action Center , and the prime concern of the Maslow Project .

Duration:00:18:15

A Dog's Tale: The First Creature To Orbit The Earth

12/4/2018
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Laika the dog began her life as a stray on the streets of Moscow, but attained a level of immortality as she became the first living being to orbit the Earth, aboard Sputnik 2. The Soviet scientists who sent Laika into space knew one thing for sure: Laika was certain to die. Kurt Caswell's book, Laika's Window , captures this mysterious, sad and haunting tale from the early days of the Space Age.

Duration:00:41:05

Math Trauma: It's A Real Thing, Says UO Prof

12/3/2018
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The old JPR studios were located next to a classroom that hosted many a math class. Some of our former co-workers avoided the area when class was in session; math made them nervous. It's really a thing, says Jennifer Ruef at the University of Oregon. She teaches Education Studies, and says "math trauma" from past learning experiences really happens.

Duration:00:18:01

No Pension, No Problem: OregonSaves Grows

12/3/2018
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Would you take a full-time job with a place that did not offer some kind of retirement plan? It won't be necessary in Oregon soon. Because the state continues to roll out the OregonSaves program, a plan to put some money away for retirement at a job that offers neither pension nor 401k-style plan. Businesses and individuals can take part, and the Oregon Retirement Savings Board oversees the program.

Duration:00:18:29

Entrepreneurship 101: "Willing to Fail"

12/3/2018
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It started with junk. Items that were finished became a beginning for Brian Scudamore. He began a business collecting junk that just grew and grew. It led to several more, and now he shares what he learned in the book WTF?! (Willing to Fail) .

Duration:00:24:00

Klamath Water Users Boss Calls It Quits

12/3/2018
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It's a constant struggle to figure out who will get water in the upper Klamath Basin when not much falls from the sky. It is a matter of continuing tension between tribes, conservationists, and water users. The Klamath Water Users Association finds itself in the middle of many debates over water allocations. And its executive director, Scott White, recently resigned from the post.

Duration:00:14:27

FEMA And SBA Discuss Fire Aftermath

11/30/2018
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It is both unfortunate and a relief to see the speed with which government agencies move in to help the victims of major fires. We saw it after the Carr Fire hit Redding, we're seeing it again with the Camp Fire, which devastated Paradise. Both FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Small Business Administration set up shop soon after the disaster declarations, offering help to both business operators and homeowners. Chelsea Irvine of SBA pays a return visit, along with FEMA...

Duration:00:18:23

Clank, Whir, And Bzzt: The Squeaky Wheel

11/30/2018
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What's the weirdest sound you ever heard coming from a car or truck? Those are seldom welcome sounds, because they usually indicate something wrong, or about to go wrong, with the vehicle. Zach Edwards has heard plenty of them over the years in his work repairing cars; he now own Ashland Automotive . And he visits once a month to talk about cars and their... um, issues.

Duration:00:21:59

Matt Geiger Regales With "Astonishing Tales"

11/30/2018
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Humorist, journalist and chronicler of the weird Matt Geiger is part David Sedaris, part Dave Berry and part John Waters. His latest book of essays and stories, Astonishing Tales , will have you scratching your head, in between belly laughs. That's what you might expect from a writer who has won both literary awards and a one-hand axe throwing competition.

Duration:00:41:17

Southern Oregon Colleges Form New Alliance

11/29/2018
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More people need higher education in today's workforce, and higher education is expensive. Those two issues get little to no argument, but what now? Getting the different kinds of higher education working more closely together might help. That's the thinking behind a new alliance of educational institutions in Oregon. Southern Oregon University , Rogue Community College , Oregon Institute of Technology , and Klamath Community College are exploring new ways to combine their talents, and...

Duration:00:44:39

Exchange Exemplar: "The Episodic Career

11/29/2018
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Surprise! People actually stay at jobs a little longer now than they did 30 years ago. But 4.6 years is still not a career; people used to switch careers a lot less than they do today. The switches are often necessary because of the changing nature of work, and the jobs left for people to do. That results in what Farai Chideya calls The Episodic Career , which is the title of her book.

Duration:00:40:40

State Of The Workforce: Oregon's Talent Assessment

11/28/2018
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Don't get confused by the use of the term "talent assessment" in relation to Oregon higher education; it's not about singing and dancing or anything like that. Instead, it's a chance to assess the skills of Oregon's workforce, figure out what's lacking, and address the shortfall. The private firm ECONorthwest helped put the assessment together , and the state Workforce and Talent Development Board approved it in September. What's in the report and how might the state universities and...

Duration:00:22:12