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Humans Work To Recover Monarch Butterflies

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When you think about butterflies, there's a good chance that what you envision will be a monarch. 

They are the rock stars of the butterly world, but also as troubled as a rock star facing legal issues. 

Efforts to help the monarch come back from very low population numbers abound. 

They include a symposium coming to Southern Oregon University next week, with help from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates.  Robert Coffan and Suzie Savoie visit the studio with details; monarch expert Dr. David James joins us from Washington State University.    
 

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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 over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.