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Canadian Pipeline Explosion Disrupts NW Natural Gas Supplies

A massive explosion of a natural gas pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia has led utilities from Canada to southern Oregon to ask customers to reduce their gas consumption to try to avoid potential loss of service.

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JPR Live Session: Patrick Sweany

Nashville vocalist/guitarist Patrick Sweany doesn’t hold back on his latest studio album, Ancient Noise . Sweany recorded the new tunes with GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/producer Matt Ross-Spang after Ross-Spang invited Sweany to check out his new homebase at legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. The studio that Phillips had custom built in the 70s has been meticulously refurbished by the Phillips family. “ Sam Phillips Recording is the best place on earth to record a rock ‘n’ roll album, ” says Sweany. “ I live for going into the sessions with no pre-production rehearsals with the band, we just cut the album on the floor of Studio A song-by-song. ”

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Stories Of Southern Oregon: Five Generations On The Farm

We probably all have farming in our family backgrounds. Once upon a time, more than 80 percent of the American population was involved in agriculture. Jania Schiefer-Wolff can name her ag ancestors, because they include her parents. Jania herself is a farmer, with Not-So-Mini Pigs and Vogel Dairy. She is our focus in this month's Stories of Southern Oregon , curated by Maureen Flanagan Battistella.

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Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

This summer, an orca known as J-35 made national headlines while carrying the body of her dead calf for 17 days in the waters of the Salish Sea. Her loss gripped the nation and was also a huge blow for the Southern Resident killer whale population . That’s because over the past 30 years the population of these Pacific Northwest orcas has declined 25 percent.

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Less Snow Could Be Coming To California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains

If temperatures increase in California because of climate change, snow could melt earlier in the Sierra Nevada — and you might only find it at higher elevations.

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JPR Classics Live: Cassatt String Quartet

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances in London for the Sapphire Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, New York's Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs - in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio's Performance Today, Boston's WGBH, New York's WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada's CBC Radio and Radio France.

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Putting Naloxone On The Shelves

Sep 28, 2018
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Naloxone can save a person from a potentially fatal opioid overdose. That's why local health care professionals are sponsoring a petition to make a cheaper version of it available over-the-counter.

Even opioid-manfucaturing giant Purdue Pharma has donated $3 million to a nonprofit company that plans to make an over-the-counter version of naloxone, albeit to repair its own image after fueling the opioid crisis.

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Thinking about towing that heavy trailer from the back of your Prius? Maybe think twice about it.

Once a month, Zach Edwards of Ashland Automotive visits to answer our questions and yours about mysteries under the hood.

Gracefully Aging of Aquarius

Sep 28, 2018

It's the Baby Boomers' turn: the generation has moved from the Age of Aquarius to the Aging of Aquarius and is now entering retirement.

The big question is, what do I do for the next 30 years? Octogenarian Helen Wilkes, a retired professor and activist, has written a guide to help people starting retirement. She joins us to talk about her new book, The Aging of Aquarius.

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  Underground History is one of The Jefferson Exchange's most popular segments.

But why just listen on the radio? We're bringing Underground History above ground with Underground History Live!

Join Jefferson Exchange host Geoffrey Riley and Chelsea Rose and Mark Tveskov from SOU’s Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) for the next edition of Underground History Live, Monday, October 29 from 6 – 8 pm at Common Block Brewing in Medford.

Terry Robb is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.

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PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials, candidates and groups and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire.

State elections officials are considering penalties of nearly $24,000 against campaigns opposing two anti-tax ballot measures this fall, finding the campaigns failed to report financial transactions on time. 

In a letter sent Wednesday, Alma Whalen, a compliance specialist with the Oregon Secretary of State's office, sent notice that the campaign battling Ballot Measure 103 appeared to have reported three transactions later than state law dictates. 

When a wildfire starts, whether by lightning or human hand, it is almost always smothered.

Firefighters and aircraft are dispatched at the first sign of smoke. Ground crews build tight containment lines, contouring where they can with the fire's edge. Helicopters douse hot spots and flames with deluges of foamy water.

The public and media extol their efforts. The headline reads, "Brave firefighters tame destructive fire."

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Think about the supplies needed in a medical training facility: bandages, stethoscopes, defibrillators, makeup.  Makeup? 

True... before health workers treat people with serious injuries, they need to practice on people who APPEAR to have serious injuries.  And that's where the practice of "moulage" comes in. 

It's basically the use of realistic theater/movie makeup to simulate lacerations and broken bones and more.  And it is valuable for training at Oregon Health & Science University

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens to serve on state and local boards and commissions.

In his veto message of SB 174 by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Brown wrote that he believes existing state law, which only allows citizens to serve on boards and commissions, is “the better path.”


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