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Exchange Exemplar: Celebrating the mountebanks and doughfaces who have occupied the White House

Our Independence Day weekend celebration goes into a fourth day, with the JX on the air, but with previously-aired material.

In this hour, we observe a true all-American activity: calling our leaders nasty names.

Ashlander Ed Battistella, just retired from Southern Oregon University, is the author of Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump.

There are some real high-value insults in the collection. It only stops short of Joe Biden because he was not yet elected when Ed Battistella visited for this interview.

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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. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.