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Medford Homeless Student Number Remains High

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The latest survey results on homeless students in Oregon produced some relief, but not much.  While there are fewer students reporting being homeless than in previous years, it's still a high number: nearly 22,000. 

And worse for Southern Oregon, Medford is right up near the top, with more homeless students than the city of Portland.  Homelessness is just one of the issues targeted by the Rogue Action Center, and the prime concern of the Maslow Project.  Michelle Glass from RAC and Fallon Stewart from Maslow talk about the problem and the approach to correcting it.  
 

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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.
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.