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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

Down And Out In The PNW: "Low Low" On Screen

9/13/2019
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Coming of age in a dreary Northwest town. That's a very basic outline for the movie "Low Low," which is set in (but not actually shot in) Vancouver, Washington. Four working-class teen girls try to figure out what comes after high school in the film, which has already had single-night screenings in Ashland and Eugene (yes, and Vancouver).

Duration:00:17:50

The Ground Floor: Building Homes With New Wrinkles

9/13/2019
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For once, The Ground Floor focuses on a business that really deals with ground floors. KDA Homes in the Rogue Valley brings some experienced builders together to create housing that incorporates recent innovations in energy, in design, and in concept. An example is The Garden Cottages in Ashland, a set of smaller homes designed to function as a community. Laz Ayala, who joined us a few months ago to talk about immigrating to the United States, is one of the partners in KDA.

Duration:00:17:31

Seeing A Better Future Through "The Optimist's Telescope"

9/13/2019
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We've got some issues facing us now that require some long-term planning. Global warming will not be solved immediately; we won't see results of climate-positive actions right away. Which makes it hard for creatures bent toward instant gratification. So how do we modify our behaviors in ways that provide benefits a while from now, perhaps not in our lifetimes? Bina Venkataraman examines who we are and what we're capable of in the book The Optimist's Telescope .

Duration:00:39:06

Klamath Film Fest Boasts Local Features And Shorts

9/12/2019
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The Klamath Independent Film Festival has been slowly building its reach and reputation in recent years. This year it has the perfect main event: a feature film shot IN Klamath Falls. It's true, the indy film "Phoenix, Oregon" needed a bowling alley; Klamath Falls has one, where Phoenix does not. The feature is only one of many films to screen over the three days of the festival.

Duration:00:17:58

Ashland Prepares For Global Peace Conference

9/12/2019
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For several years now, the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission has worked to instill a sense of people doing right by each other in the community. And it is clearly not the only organization of its kind, because others are sending reps to the Ashland Global Peace Conference, next week in Ashland (September 21st). Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the founder of the global culture of peace, will be among the guests.

Duration:00:18:19

Exchange Exemplar: The Wisdom Of Many "Ancients"

9/12/2019
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When we refer back to "the wisdom of the ancients," a logical follow-up is "which ancients?" There were many influential cultures in the world millennia ago. And despite the way they tend to be taught, they had some awareness of each other, even some interaction. That explains the plural in the title of historian Michael Scott's book Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity . The book focuses on a period 2500 years ago when things began to turn in the direction of the civilization we...

Duration:00:40:07

Rogue Valley Mentoring Expands Under New Name

9/11/2019
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A little nudge in the right direction can make a huge difference in the life of a young person. Going beyond nudge to general guidance is what mentoring is all about. We visited in the past with the people of The Rose Circle, which started with women mentoring girls and expanded to include males. Now the program has even outgrown its old name, and is now known as Rogue Valley Mentoring .

Duration:00:18:24

Happenings In/On The Media: Signals & Noise

9/11/2019
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Can you even take a break from media in today's world? Even if you shut off all the broadcast sources and your web browser, there's a good chance a friend will call or text or email with something new--and potentially outrageous--from the world outside. We relish the chance to talk about happenings in the media in a monthly segment we call Signals & Noise. Our regulars are from the Communication faculty at Southern Oregon University , Andrew Gay and Precious Yamaguchi.

Duration:00:22:06

The Value Of College, Considered

9/11/2019
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"Go to college, you'll get a good job." Generations of Americans heard that urge to action and believed it. And it was true for a long time, but now it's a bit harder to make the case that college will pay off, especially now that it costs to much more to attend. Paul Tough, who writes about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, picks up the story in his book The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us . He questions whether college has become a tool for protecting the...

Duration:00:40:46

Karuk Tribe Unveils Climate Adaptation Plan

9/10/2019
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The land was once used differently in Northern California. Both the people and the climate were different. Now there is heavy fire suppression, and longer, drier fire seasons. The Karuk Tribe drew up plans to approach environmental management on its traditional lands in an age of climate change. The Climate Adaptation Plan involves relationships between the Karuk and many agencies and organizations.

Duration:00:22:21

Oregon Emergency Managers Suggest "2 Weeks Ready"

9/10/2019
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The month when all the kids are back in school seems like a good month to learn some new lessons. So September is National Preparedness Month , a chance for people young and old to spend some time thinking about how to survive a major disaster. The Cascadia Subduction Zone keeps the possibility of a major earthquake in the region on the radar; such a quake could disrupt communications and travel for weeks. So the Oregon Emergency Management department is shifting focus from a 72-hour...

Duration:00:18:19

Lawyer Writes Of Fighting For 9/11 First Responders

9/10/2019
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It's hard for some of us to believe it's already been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the year 2000. Children born at that time are now adults, with no direct memories of the day. Survivors of the attack have vivid memories, especially the police and firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center site and had their health damaged by exposure to the clouds of debris. Attorney William H. Groner fought for them in court, a story he tells in the book 9/12: The Epic Battle...

Duration:00:38:50

California Moves To Ban Pesticide Cleared By Feds

9/9/2019
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The light regulatory touch preferred by the current White House means regulations proposed in earlier administrations are being altered or cancelled outright. That includes a plan left over from the Obama years to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The Trump administration backed off the ban, but not the state of California. The state Department of Pesticide Regulation is moving ahead with plans to effectively end the use of chlorpyrifos in California, out of concern for its health effects on...

Duration:00:17:43

Stories Of Southern Oregon: Skiing Pears And More

9/9/2019
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Dunbar Farms has been in Medford so long, the original pear orchards were plowed with the help of horses. 110 years later, most of the pear trees are gone, replaced by wine grapes and a number of other crops. But Dunbar Carpenter's daughter Emily Carpenter Mostue is still on the scene, directing the activities of this unique (within Medford city limits) agricultural operation. The farm is the focus of this month's edition of Stories of Southern Oregon , collected and curated by Maureen...

Duration:00:21:54

Transforming Trauma Into Healing

9/9/2019
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The psychiatrist James Gordon knows a thing or two about trauma, and not just the kind experienced by individuals. As the director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, he works with the kind of trauma that affects entire populations--think Kosovo, Gaza, or Pine Ridge. How would a therapist even begin the healing process? That question and many more are answered in Dr. Gordon's book The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma . It reveals many of the techniques he's...

Duration:00:39:14

Look, Up In The Sky: Swifts Return

9/6/2019
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The scene may puzzle casual passers-by: people in lawn chairs staring at a chimney. Just wait; right around sunset the show begins. That's when big numbers of Vaux's swifts--birds--come back to the chimney to roost for the night. The birds put on shows in several communities in the region this time of year, Hedrick Middle School in Medford is one site. The Rogue Valley Audubon Society tracks this and other bird movements, and the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy also plays a part.

Duration:00:18:22

Curious: Why People Try To Enter The U.S.

9/6/2019
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It is a common question during the ongoing immigration debate: why do people insist on trying to get into the United States, especially when the administration is making it harder? The answer lies well beyond the U.S. border, in the countries people leave behind. Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon anthropologist , studies Latin America and migration. She has spent time in both Guatemala, one of the countries people are fleeing, and a refugee shelter in San Diego.

Duration:00:22:02

The Impending Death Of Books. Or Not.

9/6/2019
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Don't you miss the days when you had time to curl up with a good book, and read it from cover to cover? Wait, did you ever really have such a time? Leah Price, English professor and book historian, asks that question and more in a book of her own that analyzes reading habits. She's not sure a golden age of reading ever existed. Price makes the case in What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading .

Duration:00:39:18

September To Remember: A New First Friday Arts

9/5/2019
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September is here! And the arrival of a new month means it's time for our First Friday Arts segment. It's a perusal of arts events coming to the region in the weeks ahead, completely people-powered. Meaning all the content is provided by people who call to the studio live, at 800-838-3760 . Learn about events from art openings in Mendocino to open-mike nights in Eugene, and everything in between. The segment lasts as long as the calls go on.

Duration:00:22:27

Local Author Publishes Mother's Memories Of Holocaust

9/5/2019
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Felicia Bornstein Lubliner survived Auschwitz. Her stories of life and death there might have died with her in 1974, if not for her writing and her son's collecting of it. Irving Lubliner, a professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University, pulls together his mother's compelling accounts of her many trials, in Only Hope: A Survivor's Stories of the Holocaust .

Duration:00:22:20