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The BIG List: JeffX May 25-29

Women in agriculture and raw milk get a day together.

We learn about the difficulties of chasing poachers--successfully--in a big state like Oregon.

And even Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition gives us ten minutes (yes, REALLY).

Another big week is shaping up May 25-29 on the Exchange... take a look at the still-forming lineup:
Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day weekend sends the Exchange crew off in search of summertime-type pursuits, just like you.  We fill Monday's Exchange with some key interviews from past programs.  
At 8: Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill resist the notion that constant growth in the economy is good for people or the planet.  And they resist for quite a few pages in their book "Enough is Enough."  
At 9: When Moses Gates goes underground, he REALLY goes underground.  Moses has explored some of the long-forgotten corners of the world's great cities, a journey he shares with us in his book "Hidden Cities."  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015/8:00        Women In Farming In History
We get the image of the American farmer locked in our heads, and it's usually a guy in overalls. But the truth is a bit more diverse. And the Southern Oregon Historical Society explores that truth in its current display, "Women of the Land: Southern Oregon Women in Agriculture." SOHS sends a couple of staffers over to talk up their work.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015/8:30
Raw milk is either sought-after or reviled; there appears to be little middle ground.  But the landscape is changing just a bit... Oregon authorities just loosened regulations on the advertising of raw milk.  The topic is one well-known to David Gumpert, who writes of food and small business.  He just published a book on raw milk, answering many questions about it.  He joins us to answer our questions.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/8:00        Wildlife Detectives: Policing Poachers    
Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Department needs money to continue doing its job, and the answer may be a hike in fees for hunting and fishing licenses.  As it is, ODFW is having trouble keeping up with poachers, and is seeing declines in some wildlife species as a result.  Our EarthFix unit is tracking this and other angles in a series of stories called "Wildlife Detectives."  Reporter Tony Shick joins us to talk about the issues with funding ODFW, and the results.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/8:30        VENTSday
Our weekly VENTSday segment puts the listeners front and center. We throw a pair of topics on the table, and let callers and emailers vent--politely--on those topics. Topics 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 emailing JX@jeffnet.org.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/9:45        Steve Inskeep In "Jacksonland"
He's the voice millions of Americans wake up to, and he's been busy on a book.  Steve Inskeep is the host of "Morning Edition" on NPR, and now something of an expert on Andrew Jackson.  Our seventh president and the Cherokee chief John Ross are the central figures in Inskeep's new book "Jacksonland," about how Jackson kicked the Cherokees off their land in the Southeast.  We get a brief interview with the NPR host at the back end of this hour.   http://thepenguinpress.com/book/jacksonland-president-andrew-jackson-cherokee-chief-john-ross-and-a-great-american-land-grab-2/

Friday, May 29, 2015/8:00        Yoga And Counseling For Hope And Hearing
Portland's Sarahjoy Marsh meets a fair number of people with eating and body-image issues.  And her approach to healing involves using the body itself as part of the process.  Marsh is trained as a counselor AND in yoga, and she combines the disciplines in her practice.  She's the author of a new book laying out that approach: "Hunger, Hope & Healing."  Sarahjoy Marsh visits the studio to explain what she does, and how well it works.  http://sarahjoyyoga.com/hunger-hope-healing/

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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.