Dave Young

Host/Reporter

Dave has worked in broadcasting for over 30 years as an on-air host, producer, writer, and recording engineer, and has regularly hosted public broadcasting pledge drives since 1982. He is also an active freelance voice talent and audiobook narrator, working from his own home studio. Dave has also owned and operated a live-sound company providing large-scale public address systems for concerts and other live events. Dave returned to college mid-life to study human performance and athletic training. This lead to coaching professional athletes and the opening of his own health club in the Seattle area from 2004 to 20015. After long stays in San Francisco and Seattle, Dave settled in Ashland in early 2019. Outside of media and business pursuits, Dave’s primary passions are hiking wilderness trails and long-distance motorcycling.

Douglas County officials are reporting at least 9 drug overdose cases, and at least one death, tied to fentanyl-laced opioids since Monday. That’s compared to an average of one to two overdoses every two weeks for the county.

In 2020, Oregon’s electricity providers will be required to produce a record 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources, like solar and wind. These renewables are replacing fossil fuels-and their greenhouse gas emissions. But total emissions in the state are still on the rise.


Picture of a wind farm
Philipp Hertzog/Wikimedia Commons

A deeply controversial proposal to put 60 wind turbines along the Highway 101 corridor south of Eureka was shot down last week by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

Why was a clean energy project met with such hostility in the famously-green county? JPR's Dave Young recently asked Shomik Mukherjee, a reporter with the Eureka Times Standard.  He followed the story from the beginning.