People

  • Paige Pfleger is a reporter for WOSU, Central Ohio's NPR station. Before joining the staff of WOSU, Paige worked in the newsrooms of NPR, Vox, Michigan Radio, WHYY and The Tennessean. She spent three years in Philadelphia covering health,...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Pat Bushey wrapped up a 53-year professional, small-town newspaper career in 2018, after 47 years at the Klamath Falls Herald and News — 17 as managing editor. He also worked at the Tri-City (Wash.) Herald and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Union...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Pat Harper is the archivist for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, where she digitizes records, manages websites and learns more about regional history from the SOHS volunteers. After receiving her Master’s Degree in library science from...

  • Executive Director

    Paul Westhelle oversees management of JPR's daily operations and service to the community.  He came to JPR in 1990 as Associate Director of Broadcasting for Marketing and Development after holding jobs in non-profit management and fundraising...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Pepper Trail is a naturalist, photographer, writer, and world traveler who has lived in Ashland since 1994. He works as a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in his spare time leads natural history trips to every corner of the...

  • Late Night Blues Host

    Peter Pace grew up in Stockton, California.  After graduating from San Jose State University he moved to Marin County, working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. On his "off" days, he played guitar and sang in a local cover band. When some...

  • Student Assistant

    Randy Babbitt moved to Oregon from Minnesota with his partner Tammy, their small dog, and all a Chevy Lumina could carry back in 2015. The two made a pact to gradually increase their quality of life, and decided school was the way.  Randy has...

  • As It Was Producer

    Raymond Scully moved to the Rouge Valley in 2004. With his decades of experience in media and his love of public radio, he quickly volunteered at JPR, taking on many roles -- writing for and co-hosting the Jefferson Daily, voicing...

  • Jefferson Exchange Host

    Robert Goodwin is a substitute host on The Jefferson Exchange and the host of the monthly segment "The Keenest Observers."  Through it, he leads our exploration of issues affecting people from minority communities, and how all of us think and...

  • Folk Show Host

    Residing in rural Southern Oregon since 2005, Robin Terranova lives off-the-grid and off-line with his life-partner (also named Robin Terranova) and their daughters Bella Mae and Salvaje in the beautifully wild mountains of Williams. When he’s...

  • Sam Gringlas is a producer for NPR's All Things Considered and is helping cover the 2020 election for the Washington Desk. He's produced and reported with NPR from all over the country, as well as China and the U.S.-Mexico border. He...

  • Sam Whitehead is a...

  • Samantha Max covers criminal justice for WPLN and joins the newroom through the Report for America program. This is her second year with Report for America: She spent her first year in Macon, Ga., covering health and inequity for The...

  • Jefferson Journal Contributor

    Scott Dewing is a technologist, teacher, and writer. He writes the technology focused column "Inside the Box" for the Jefferson JournalScott lives on a low-tech farm in the State of Jefferson. He was born in the same year...

  • Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.

    Horsley spent a decade on the White House beat, covering both the...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Sharon Bywater of Ashland, Oregon grew up in Southern California. She taught English literature and writing at Syracuse University in New York, where she also wrote and edited adult literacy books and published freelance articles in local media...

  • As It Was Contributor

    Shirley Nelson moved to Port Orford on Oregon's South Coast, after having lived 28 years in Medford.  A writer since childhood, she became an elementary school teacher.  As an interested observer of her new environment, Shirley learned the...

  • As It Was Host

    Shirley Patton’s personal history in the State of Jefferson began in 1958 when she joined the acting company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She appreciated her 30 years in the company. She also performed with many of the smaller area...

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