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The Damage Caused By Recovered Memories

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Alice Tallmadge lost a beloved niece to suicide nearly three decades ago.  It was at the height of the controversy over "recovered memories," which often involved sexual abuse and often turned out to be false memories. 

Alice Tallmadge lives in Springfield and thinks a great deal about the events that led up to her niece's death.  Tallmadge offers her view of that time and the aftermath in the memoir Now I Can See the Moon.  The author visits to walk us into her story.  

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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.
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