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DeFazio, Dotterrer, and Boy Crisis: The Week On The Exchange

Our campaign season interviews continue on The Exchange as the election draws closer. 

Peter DeFazio will talk about why he should still be in Congress, and Dave Dotterrer will explain why he should replace Alan Bates in the Oregon Senate. 

And we'll talk about keeping romance in a relationship and why American boys seem so troubled.  That just scratches the surface of the offerings planned for the week of October 6th through 10th.

Below--in words only--is our menu thus far:

Jefferson Exchange for October 6-10, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014/8:00        Dave Dotterrer, Oregon Senate Candidate
Dave Dotterrer still wants to be an Oregon State Senator.  He came very close four years ago, narrowly losing the District 3 senate seat to incumbent Alan Bates.  So this election amounts to a rematch, with both Bates and Dotterrer running again.  Party control of the Oregon Senate could hinge on the outcome.  Dotterrer joins us to lay out his vision for district and state; Bates joined us on October 2nd.  

Monday, October 6, 2014/8:30        No Whining In The Vineyards
It was not a good summer for water availability.  And it was a terrible year for fires.  But the drought and heat were not all bad for all living things.  Take wine grapes, for example.  In fact, take a lot of them, because they appear to be quite abundant this year.  Southern Oregon University climatologist Gregory Jones joins us.  Dr. Jones explains the weather factors that produced what appears to be a bumper crop in Oregon vineyards.

Monday, October 6, 2014/9:00        Getting In Sync With "Love Cycles"
We've got a few terms for people who've been together in a relationship for a while.  "OM" comes to mind, for "Old Marrieds."  But just because the relationship and the partners are old does not mean they have to be stale and dull.  In the book "Love Cycles," therapist Linda Carroll writes about the work both partners in a lasting relationship need to put in.  It's work, but it also puts fun and romance back in the relationship.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/8:00        The Game Of "Know Opportunity"
Starting a business in today's world differs a bit from in the past. In many cases, it behooves the entrepreneur to think of customers and markets far from home.  A couple of Redding entrepreneurs are thinking along those lines.  Their product: a board game, "Know Opportunity."  The game puts players in the position of entrepreneurs, thinking about products and global markets.  Creators Leah Goold-Haws and Josh Corbelli visit The Exchange.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/8:30        The Yes Side On No Pesticides
Jackson County's vote in May to ban GMO crops overshadowed a vote on a nearly identical measure in Josephine County.  Now Josephine County voters are considering a ballot measure that could ban pesticides if passed.  Measure 17-63 is called "The Freedom from Pesticides Bill of Rights" by its supporters.  We continue our coverage of Election 2014 with two members of the group pushing for its passage.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/9:00        Clean Energy Works Of Oregon
You hear over and over again that you can save a lot of energy--and bundles of money--by making your home more efficient.  Okay, so you beef up the insulation and install more modern windows.  Now what?  Clean Energy Works is in the business of answering that question.  It is a non-profit dedicated to improving "home performance."  CEO Derek Smith joins us in our studio.  Maybe he'll bring weatherstripping.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014/8:00        Beauty After Breast Cancer Surgery
Far too many women need surgery for breast cancer, and many of them could use more information about life after their natural breasts.  A nurse at Ashland Community Hospital decided to do something about that information gap.  Katelyn Carey is the creator of a coffee-table book of women who survived breast cancer, "Beauty After Breast Cancer."  It depicts women in lavish photographs, showing images of the women post-surgery, breasts reconstructed and not.  Katelyn Carey joins us in the studio.   

Wednesday, October 8, 2014/8:30        VENTSday
VENTSday is our weekly "opinion swarm"… we throw a pair of topics on the table, and let listeners vent--politely--on those topics.  They can range from the global to the hyper-local, and all responsible opinions are welcome.  We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.  It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014/9:00        The State Of Our Boys
Actually heard in a fifth-grade math class: "I could be playing Minecraft right now."  If you guessed the comment came from a boy, you guessed right.  The American men of the future are often disaffected and disconnected as adolescents, leading some observers to speak in terms of a "boy crisis."  Dr. Wes Crenshaw, Kansas psychologist, focuses much of his work on teens and younger children.  He shares his discoveries and treatment approaches to boys in this hour.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014/8:00        Andy Kerr In The Wilderness
At one time, Andy Kerr might have been the most hated man in Oregon.  And he's fine with that.  Kerr was instrumental in the fight to protect Northwest forests through the endangered species-listing of the northern spotted owl.  And he's still plenty active in conservation issues, including paying tribute to the Wilderness Act in this, its 50th anniversary year.  Kerr visits the studio to talk about wilderness and other conservation achievements.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014/8:30        Peter DeFazio's Case For Reelection To Congress
Maybe the third time is the charm for Art Robinson.  Peter DeFazio certainly hopes not.  The two men face each other for the third straight election for U.S. Representative in Oregon Congressional District 4, the position DeFazio holds now.  Our Election 2014 interviews continue with Mr. DeFazio; Art Robinson has been offered air time as well.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014/9:00        Going Back To Class And "Getting Schooled"
Like the rest of us, Garret Keizer heard plenty about the problems of American public schools.  His interest may have been a bit more acute, given his background as a teacher.  In his book "Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher," Keizer tells the story of going back to the Vermont high school where he once taught, to see for himself the changes in that school and education in general.  What he found is eye-opening, and he shares the story with us.  

Friday, October 10,2014/8:00        Channeling Janis And Jimi
Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Vivia Font not only admires Janis Joplin and other singers of the 60s and 70s.  She gets to BE Janis and the others in her show "Jane Doe."  And there's some "John Doe" in here too… Font's stage show includes Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix, too.  Vivia Font and bandmate Jesse Baldwin visit to talk about their show.  

Friday, October 10,2014/9:00        A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids
We have traveled a long way--light years, almost--in our views of gay, lesbian, and transgender people in America.  But the parents of LGBTQ people can still handle their childrens' coming-out with pain and confusion.  "This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids" is as straightforward as its title.  The book is in question-and-answer format, to help parents move ahead in their relationships with their kids.  Authors Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russon join us.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.