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Be My (Rural) Valentine: Finding Love Outside Of Town

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For all the attention we lavish on St. Valentine's day, very little is known about the person for whom it is named.  If he even existed... it's almost like a blind date, we know so little. 

While we're on the subject of dating, let's bring in Skyler Wang, a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of California-Berkeley.  He studies and leads classes in the subject areas of love and romance. 

Some of his work focuses on the difficulties and opportunities in dating in rural areas (of which we have plenty).  Skyler Wang visits with some details on his findings.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is a reporter at Jefferson Public Radio, focusing on in-depth investigative journalism and data reporting. She advocates for journalists across Oregon as the vice president of the Oregon territory chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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.