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Ashland Argues (Almost) To The Top

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Don't get into an argument with a member of the Ashland High School Speech and Debate Team.  You'll probably lose.

All but one other debate team in the entire country found out the hard way. 

It's true... members of the Ashland team recently took home a second-place trophy at the national championships in Texas. 

This came after a win in the state championships.

We hear from team leaders about the honor... and how close the national competition was.  

Our guests: co-coaches Nikki Thommen and Rob Bingham, student debater Rob Stallman.

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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.