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"Hey... You." The Art Of Awkward Hugs


You know the person well, or did, long ago.  So it wouldn't be enough to just shake hands or nod when you say hello.  But a hug...? 

Hugs are good for sharing warmth and humanity, but we get in situations where we're just not sure a hug is appropriate.  It's a rich vein of thought that Emily Flake explores in the slender book That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug

Side hugs?  Leaning-over hugs?  Short, barely-touching hugs?   There are so many variations, and so many questions.  Emily Flake visits to answer a few.  

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.