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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

Climate Change: Burned Forests Grow Back Slower/Not At All

1/15/2018
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After a major wildfire, we can at least console ourselves with the knowledge that forests grow back. Or do they? New research out of Colorado State University examined forest fire zones in several Western states... and found that on the warmer Earth of today, forest regeneration happens more slowly , or not at all. Camille Stevens-Rumann is an assistant professor at CSU.

Duration: 00:17:14


Out In The Cold: The Small Cities Of Siskiyou

1/15/2018
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Siskiyou County is one of the less-populated counties in California (roughly 45,000 people). But it is still a place where people struggle to find housing and sometimes just do without. Last year a consultant versed in homelessness took a look at conditions in several small cities: Etna, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, Weed and Yreka. We continue our series of interviews on homelessness, "Out in the Cold," with a discussion of how homelessness manifests in these smaller towns.

Duration: 00:22:08


Ashland Author Keeps On Trucking: "Lullaby Road"

1/15/2018
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It's true that we do not put a lot of fiction authors on the air; it's just hard to introduce characters and plots on the radio. It's also true that our region is home to several published authors of fiction. James Anderson of Ashland just saw his second novel published, Lullaby Road . It is another story of Ben Jones, the trucker introduced in Anderson's The Never-Open Desert Diner , which won critical praise. Ben and his truck find further adventures on lonely Route 117 in the Utah desert.

Duration: 00:41:20


Curious: Civil Rights And Black Power In History

1/12/2018
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A special edition of our "Curious" segment is geared to the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. University of Oregon associate professor Curtis Austin has researched the civil rights and black power movements extensively. He tracks the rise of the movements and the responses to them... from the public, the government, and police, among others. Dr. Austin visits with some insights into the history of the struggle for equality in America.

Duration: 00:22:22


The Ground Floor: From Hardware To Doors

1/12/2018
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The official name is still "Bell Hardware," but it's not the kind of business where you go buy a screwdriver. This third-generation business is now focused primarily on doors and frames and other components of getting people into commercial buildings... or keeping them out. John Bell is the grandson of the company founder, and Bell Hardware, still based in Klamath Falls, has outlets from Portland to Redding.

Duration: 00:16:58


Advice On "Treating People Well" From (Old) White House

1/12/2018
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Can you imagine spending a day in the White House, with all the important people and egos and pressing business? Yet it is from the White House, in a sense, that we get advice on Treating People Well in a new book by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard. They were social secretaries: Berman worked in the Bush White House, Bernard with the Obamas. And they learned a thing or two about maintaining civility in high-pressure situations.

Duration: 00:41:18


Compass Radio: To Guide Away From Suicide

1/11/2018
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Mental illness is not good for anyone. It can endanger the life of the ill person, often by their own decision. Suicide is a constant challenge for mental health professionals and the people they serve. At Compass House in Medford, several club members have stories to tell about considering or attempting suicide. We meet one of them, Mary C., in this month's edition of Compass Radio.

Duration: 00:17:06


Trout Unlimited Helps Fish Go Home

1/11/2018
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Restoring some of the famed fish runs of the West will take some time. And it often appears that recovery happens a stream at a time. Trout Unlimited in Oregon recently touted a pair of projects designed to improve conditions for fish, in streams in Deschutes and Klamath County.

Duration: 00:16:55


Exchange Exemplar: Morality Minus The Religion

1/11/2018
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The decades-long slide in church attendance prompts some people to think that we're not as moral as we once were. Michael Shermer, professional skeptic, begs to differ. He says we're living in the most moral period in human history... and it's guided by science and reason, not religion. Shermer makes the case in his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom .

Duration: 00:41:29


Out In The Cold: Attitudes Toward Homeless People

1/10/2018
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There's plenty to think about when you're homeless. Where you'll find shelter and food, how you'll stay healthy... and many more basic concerns about life itself. And then there's the fact that many people avoid, distrust, fear, and even hate homeless people. Our series of interviews on homelessness, "Out in the Cold," explores issues and offered solutions for homeless people in the region. Our attention turns to Shasta County, with Larry Olmstead from United Way of Northern California and...

Duration: 00:21:50


Signals & Noise: Books And Presidents And More

1/10/2018
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Trump and The Book. Those four words make an impactful statement at the moment, as the White House deals with the revelations in Michael Wolfe's book "Fire and Fury." That's one of several major stories simmering on the media stove at the moment. Others: Oprah at the Golden Globes, net neutrality gets a vote in Congress, and more. There's always something new to digest and discuss in Signals & Noise, our monthly conclave with members of the Communication faculty at Southern Oregon University.

Duration: 00:22:05


Stories Of Southern Oregon: Chris Bratt And Trees

1/10/2018
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Chris Bratt is all about the trees. He has plenty of experience using wood products from his days as a carpenter and contractor. And he's perfectly happy to leave the trees alone to grow, in his role as an environmental activist and forest protector. Chris Bratt's story is the latest to be archived in the Stories of Southern Oregon collection at the Southern Oregon Digital Archives at Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library. Chris visits the studio to talk about his rich and varied...

Duration: 00:25:38


MLK Day 2018 Planned In Rogue Valley

1/10/2018
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2018 is a milestone, and not a happy one, in remembering the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was 50 years ago that an assassin's bullet killed the civil rights leader in Memphis. But Monday January 15th is not for mourning, it is for celebrating the birthday and life of Dr. King. Ashland hosts one of the larger celebrations, often playing to overflow crowds. Cassie Fetty is the director and curator of the event, one of several planned for the region.

Duration: 00:15:07


Josephine Cannabis Farmers Hot Over New Ordinance

1/9/2018
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Josephine County Commissioners upset a lot of marijuana farmers when they passed a new ordinance in December. It bans commercial cannabis farming on rural residential lots five acres or smaller and creates other new regulations. In the eyes of the farmers who use such lands, the county "stole their business." Attorney Ross Day represents cannabis growers.

Duration: 00:21:46


Ai Weiwei Work On Display At UO Museum

1/9/2018
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The work of Chinese superstar artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is currently part of the collection at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art . The display features the 12 figures of the Chinese Zodiac , cast in bronze. They can be enjoyed on several levels: as art, as animal heads, and as a statement about looting and repatriation. The Zodiac heads are recreations of figures that once stood in Beijing and were looted by British and French troops in the 19th century.

Duration: 00:17:06


Marijuana: High And Low And High Again In U.S. History

1/9/2018
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If you've only been paying attention to marijuana laws for a couple of decades, it can look like pot is on a bit of a high of its own. State after state, including California and Oregon, has legalized marijuana for medical or personal use or both. This moment looked like a sure thing a couple of generations ago. But then a backlash began against marijuana and other drugs. Emily Dufton tracks the trajectory in Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America .

Duration: 00:41:07


OHSU Prof Says Primary Care Docs Need Help In Treating Addictions

1/8/2018
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There's general agreement that opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels in our country. People from coast to coast started taking prescription drugs designed to counter pain, and now they can't stop. A teacher at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland says primary care physicians should be the key players in curbing opioid addictions, but they lack the support they need. She outlines the issue in a recent essay in the journal Health Affairs .

Duration: 00:17:01


Out In The Cold In Humboldt

1/8/2018
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Being homeless in the winter is a reality facing hundreds, possibly thousands, of people in the region. Public and private agencies are set up to assist people, but there are still more people who need help. Our series of interviews on local homelessness, "Out in the Cold," continues with a look at the situation and responses in Humboldt County. Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives , or AHHA, and Eureka Rescue Mission provide help to homeless people.

Duration: 00:21:46


How We Shape The World: "The Patterning Instinct"

1/8/2018
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Do you see shapes in the clouds, or a face formed by the bathtub valves and spout? Our brains just see patterns, it helps us navigate the world. But the KINDS of patterns we detect are shaped by culture, and those perceptions help shape our history. That's the road on which Jeremy Lent takes us in his book The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning . The author calls his approach "cognitive history," and takes in points of history like the European view of...

Duration: 00:41:04


Car Care And Feeding: The Squeaky Wheel

1/5/2018
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When you think about it, radio is a good place to discuss issues with our cars and trucks. Because half the battle in getting a mechanic to understand the problem with a car is describing the noise it makes. Zach Edwards has heard a few noises, both original and recreated, in his years fixing cars and owning Ashland Automotive . He joins us for a monthly chat about car problems, and we welcome your input.

Duration: 00:21:06

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