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The Jefferson Exchange

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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

Mendocino Mental Health Tax Unfolds

12/14/2017
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The criminal justice and mental health systems have become intertwined in America, with many people who need mental health services ending up in jail instead. Mendocino County provides a good example; its psychiatric hospital closed nearly two decades ago. But voters passed Measure B in the November election, putting local money into mental health services. Sheriff Tom Allman was a booster of the effort, and happily watched it pass.

Duration: 00:17:17


OSU Plans Building With Tsunami "Vertical Evacuation"

12/14/2017
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Oregon State University took some heat when it announced plans for a new building at its Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, because the building is in a tsunami inundation zone. A tsunami caused by earthquakes either near or far could cover the nearby ground with water. So OSU took the situation into account, and designed the building to include ramps to get people from sea level up to the roof of the three-story building. That's a "vertical evacuation." We get a full explanation of...

Duration: 00:22:14


Exchange Exemplar: "Stella By Starlight"

12/14/2017
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Sharon Draper inherited the last of her grandmother's journals from her own childhood. And what Sharon read in that journal became a central part of her novel Stella By Starlight . It's about a girl entering her teen years, in a North Carolina not terribly friendly to people with skin as dark as hers. Sharon Draper joined us in January 2015.

Duration: 00:41:05


Oregon Groups Work To Preserve Oak Savannas

12/13/2017
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Our region is home to plenty of magnificent and beautiful natural features. But not all are equally valuable in the eyes of the beholders. Where tall conifer forests inspire, scrubbier and drier lands may not impress as much. But they are important ecosystems, too... like the oak savannas of the region. The Klamath Bird Observatory joined forces with other groups to rehab areas where oaks are the important plant species.

Duration: 00:16:58


Shasta Living Streets Aims For Better Life

12/13/2017
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Shasta Living Streets wants to make it easier for people to get around Redding and environs without personal cars and trucks. But the mission is bigger than that; it's about making life better in the community for everyone. When you think about it, transportation is a huge part of how we configure our daily lives. A transportation plan that emphasizes transit and non-powered transportation would make us live differently.

Duration: 00:21:35


Turning The Light On: "Daring Democracy"

12/13/2017
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Elections and their aftermath produce jubil ation and despair, that's clear. But do people REALLY feel like their voices are heard on a regular basis? Activists Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen say NO. They say too many people feel like our version of democracy may not be worth defending. They suggest remedies in the book they wrote together: Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want . They see a movement of other movements to stand up for democracy.

Duration: 00:41:01


California Works To Check Opioid Abuse

12/12/2017
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Close to 2,000 people die each year in California from causes related to opioid drug abuse. Many of them are in the rural northern counties. The state Department of Public Health is well aware of the disturbing trends, and working to curb them.

Duration: 00:21:54


HBOT: Pure Oxygen For What Ails You

12/12/2017
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Maybe the last time you heard about a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, it was in a story about Michael Jackson. There are benefits to be had from spending time in such a container; in fact one Rogue Valley hospital (Ashland) offers them up for use for wound treatment. Dr. Scott Sherr says the uses of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) go far beyond just treating wounds. He touts the features of HBOT on a trip up the West Coast.

Duration: 00:17:28


John Hodgman Tells His Own Story In "Vacationland"

12/12/2017
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John Hodgman gained fame for his wry and dry look at the world around us, on venues like Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." He wrote three books of "fake trivia and invented history" (his terms), then recoiled at the prevalence of fake news in America today. What else could he do but turn to reality? Hodgman's latest book is Vacationland , an actual memoir with actual events from his actual life. And, of course, it's actually funny--he's still John Hodgman.

Duration: 00:41:30


Study Shows Women Less Likely To Get CPR

12/11/2017
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"Does anybody here know CPR?" It's a scary question to ask, and it apparently presents some challenges to the person who can answer YES. A recent study shows that people who know CPR are more likely to give it to a man than a woman. So the aftermath of a heart attack can be different, based on gender. Audrey Blewer led the study at the University of Pennsylvania.

Duration: 00:17:24


Blast From The Past: Hippies Planting Trees

12/11/2017
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The height of the hippie years in America coincided with the peak years of logging in the country. And those trends came together in forest replanting efforts staffed by people who came to the Oregon woods to get away from "the establishment." Robert Hirning was part of one of those, based in Takilma, called "Green Side Up." The story is kept in SODA, the Southern Oregon Digital Archives at Southern Oregon University.

Duration: 00:21:43


Religion And Politics Collide: "Moral Combat"

12/11/2017
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Think about some of the most divisive issues in our country, and what's at the heart of them. Abortion? Procreation caused by sex. Gay rights? All about who you have sex with. You get the picture: sex and attitudes towards it figure prominently in our national debates. R. Marie Griffith tracks the debates back a century in Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics .

Duration: 00:41:07


cUriOus: How Our Lungs Work

12/8/2017
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We forget which movie character said "I'm addicted to breathing." We all can relate, but Andy Lovering at the University of Oregon understands better than most people HOW we make use of the air we breathe. Dr. Lovering runs the Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory , examining issues like how people live well at very high altitudes, and what breathing issues show up later in life for people who were born prematurely. Dr. Lovering is our guest in this month's edition of cUriOus:...

Duration: 00:21:59


Keeping An Eye On The Debt Monster

12/8/2017
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This time of the year features some colorful characters: Santa Claus, various elves, abundant snow-people, and the Debt Monster. You may not know that last one--by name, anyway. But Debt Monster is the term used by Mark Brauer, a financial planner and the director of the Prosperity Center at Goodwill in Eugene. He gives talks about avoiding the clutches of the Debt Monster, which may be especially helpful in this season of high consumer spending.

Duration: 00:16:57


Sociologist Explores Growing Up Muslim In America

12/8/2017
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You can start an argument in America talking about Muslims living here. But facts are facts: some Americans are Muslim, plain and simple. And anyone growing up Muslim in America has some tricky balancing acts to maneuver. Sociologist John O'Brien explains in his book Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys . Through the book, we get to meet young people facing competing cultural demands.

Duration: 00:41:13


Environmentalists Pounce On House Forest Bill

12/7/2017
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The U.S. House passed HR 2936 in early November, the Resilient Federal Forests Act. It is designed to get more people working in the woods and more trees out, all in the name of healthier forests and communities. Environmental groups are not buying. The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center calls it "The Clearcut Logging Bill." The Senate has yet to take up the measure, co-sponsored by Oregon 2nd District Representative Greg Walden. George Sexton, Conservation Director at KS Wild, is our guest.

Duration: 00:22:22


Compass Radio: Thoughts Of Suicide

12/7/2017
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Life can be hard on anyone, but just imagine trying to navigate daily life while dealing with mental illness. People consider and commit suicide when they just can't see a way to a better life. Southern Oregon Compass House in Medford takes up the issue of suicide in the latest chapter of Compass Radio. We hear the voices of a clubhouse member, a mental health expert, and Executive Director Elizabeth Hazlewood.

Duration: 00:17:17


Exchange Exemplar: "Love Cycles"

12/7/2017
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"Love is all around us," an old song assures us. Insert your preferred lyrics on love here... there are LOTS of them. Corvallis therapist Linda Carroll explores love and its expressions in her work... that led to a book called Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love . She joined us in October 2014, and we revisit the interview here.

Duration: 00:40:33


Timber Group Pushes For More Active Management Pre- And Post-Fire

12/6/2017
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The weeks of smoke and fire over the summer did more than torch some trees. They also touched off a renewed debate about the best way to manage forests so that fires are less of an issue and less destructive. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon's 2nd Congressional District helped pass the "Resilient Federal Forests Act" in the House (Senate action is pending). One of its features: a mechanism to pre-empt appeals and get salvage logging done faster. Active management has the support of Healthy...

Duration: 00:22:09


California Publishes Draft Elk Plan

12/6/2017
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California was once home to an estimated 500,000 elk. The number is quite a bit smaller now, maybe 13,000, but elk--in three subspecies--are on the rebound, and have been for years. California Fish and Wildlife now has its first draft plan for managing elk across the state, and it is available for public review and comment until late January. Joe Hobbs is an environmental scientist for CF&W.

Duration: 00:17:04

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