10-1 to 10-5-2018
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Bill’s Guests: Friday, October 5, 2018
6:35: Rick Manning, President of American for Limited Government, joins Bill for the weekly Swamp Update. We’ll be talking the Kavanaugh hearings and other shenanigans from The Swamp.
Would you like to know more? Go on over to: DailyTorch.com.
7:10: Greg Roberts, aka “Mr. Outdoors,” calls in to bring you the Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.
See more great stuff from Greg, weather and the latest fire reports over at Rogue Weather.
7:35: Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts joins Bill in the studio today. Today we’ll talk with Colleen about forest fires, and fire agency meetings within Jackson County.
8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert, outdoorsman and outdoor journalist calls the show today.
We’re going to be talking about wildfire smoke, and some of the health effects on certain members of the population and other smoke related issues.
You can read more from Capt. Bill over at: My Outdoor Buddy.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:45: Betty Wolf, a local resident talks with Bill today. Betty is here today to talk about her experiences in her neighborhood, and an apparent invasion by cougars.
7:10: Mark Seligman, a local community activist chats with Bill today. Josephine County is trying once again to regulate marijuana growing on rural/residential lands. Mark’s here to talk about it.
7:35: Tom Silver, a local hypnotherapist joins Bill, live in studio. Tom is here to speak about Dr. Christine Ford’s false memory about being sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Alcoholic memory verses real memory. Implanted suggestions by Democrats.
You can see more great information at: TomSilver.com.
8:25: Oregon Senator Herman Baertschiger calls in to bring you an update on what’s going on in the State Legislature.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:35: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of the book, “The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” talks with Bill today.
What is the Boy Crisis?
It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.
It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.
It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.
It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.
So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.
About Dr. Farrell:
Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of books published in 17 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers: Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. Warren has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. He is the only man in the U.S. to have been elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City. He started more than 300 men and women’s groups, including ones joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray. Dr. Farrell has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, and been the subject of features on 20/20, in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, Parade, and The New York Times.
7:35: Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department, drops by the studio for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. Click here to see the case.
8:10: Brent Kell from Valley Immediate Care joins Bill, live in studio. We’ll have a talk today about their Aesthetic Services that VIC offers.
8:30: Congressman Greg Walden joins Bill in studio for an update of what’s going on in Washington D.C. from the House side.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill today.
Yale/MIT Researchers Say there May Be 22 Million Illegal Aliens in the U.S.
When it comes to estimates of the number of illegal aliens living in the United States, the needle has been stuck at 11 million for a decade or more. The evidence suggests that, even accounting for the Great Recession, illegal aliens have continued to enter the country in significant numbers and as the economy improved, illegal immigration numbers have come roaring back.
According to an analysis by Yale and MIT researchers recently published in the journal PLOS, their mid-range estimate of the illegal alien population is 22 million. Their high range estimate is 29.5 million. Whether these numbers are accurate is disputed by other researchers. But it is still highly plausible that the number of illegal aliens residing in the United States is considerably higher than the commonly accepted 11 million figure.
Public Charge Proposal Weeds Out Green Card Applicants Dependent on Public Benefits
The Trump Administration issued a proposed rule that clarifies existing law and makes it more difficult for immigrants or non-immigrants to enter the U.S. if they are likely to become dependent on public assistance programs. The rule is based on several hundred years of American law and tradition that we should be able to expect those to immigrate here to be self-sufficient. Known as the “public charge” rule, the regulation pushes the U.S. one-step closer to a more merit-based immigration system by better scrutinizing would-be immigrants and selecting those who are more likely to succeed. (Under the current immigration flow, nearly half of all immigrant-headed households use public benefits.)
Under the proposed system, immigrants who have been dependent on social services such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and some additional public benefits, are ultimately less likely to receive permanent legal status in the country when applying for a green card or citizenship.
7:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, foe of the Green Mafia, friend of the Bill Meyer Show and all around nice guy, leaves the safety of his hidden Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill live in studio.
Today, we’ll be talking with Mr. X about Senator Jeff Merkley’s Forest Fire Plan, and how, what they have in store.
8:10: Jeff Arsenault from Moose Lodge #178 drops by the studio.
Today Jeff is here to promote a “Road to Recovery” Benefit for Nathaniel Ohlsen Nathanial was diagnosed with High Risk Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Nathaniel’s family had to relocate to Portland to be near Doernbacher’s Children’s Hospital.
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2pm to 8pm.
WHERE: Moose Lodge #178, 9713 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill.
Come on out for, live music by the Gypsy Gillis Band, food, raffles and prizes and more!
Admission is FREE, and all proceeds raised are donated to the Ohlsen family for living expenses.
For more information, and to let folks know you’re coming, you can check out the Lodge’s Facebook Event.
8:45: Randall Lee & Brent Homan, the fellas from Advanced Air drop by the studio today for Whose Business Is It Anyway? Segment.
We’ll be talking with Randall and Brent today about improving your home or office’s indoor air quality, and what you can do. We’ll also take a look at some of the specials that Advanced Air has coming out soon.
Would you like to know more? You can head over to: AdvancedAir.com, or give them a call at: 541-772-6866.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, October 1, 2018
6:35: Matt Taylor, Director of the documentary, “The Creepy Line,” joins the show on the phone this morning.
With 39 days until the biggest midterm election in US history, GOP officials will meet with Google CEO Sundar Pinchai today to discuss the censorship of conservative content and antitrust concerns.
Dr. Epstein’s randomized, controlled, and peer-reviewed research featured in the new documentary film The Creepy Line, shows fake news and Russian bots are child’s play when it comes to election meddling.
“Given that 95 percent of donations from Silicon Valley generally go to Democrats, it’s hard to imagine that the algorithms of companies like Facebook and Google don’t favor their favorite candidates,” says Dr. Epstein in a new Op-ed titled, “10 Ways Big Tech Can Shift Millions of Votes in the November Elections—Without Anyone Knowing.”
The Creepy Line warrants a national conversation over the sheer power Big Tech has over the free flow of information, and the film demonstrates that this power poses the most serious threat to free societies.
Would you like to know more? TheCreepyLine.com
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring you the Water World Boat & Powersport Outdoor Report.
7:20: Craig Portwood, candidate for Shady Cove city council joins Bill in studio today.
“I am Craig Portwood and I am running to serve the people of Shady Cove on their city council.
I am opposed to the city’s selling off its assets as has been done – and which is still going on. I also take issue with our unelected council members and the legality of their votes.
Also, another candidate for a seat on the council is using a falsely obtained court order to prevent me from participating in public events.
I also sponsored a citizen’s initiative to once again allow the recreational sale of marijuana in Shady Cove.”
Would you like to know more? Go to: CraigPortwood.com.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian comes into the studio, for today’s “Visiting Past & Present.” See more great content from Dr. Powers over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com
An acclaimed writer, inventor, and multi-faceted in accomplishments, Dean Ing was born in Austin, Texas, in 1931. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University in 1956. A USAF interceptor-jet crew chief and senior research engineer for Lockheed, Aerojet, and United Technologies, he rebelled against the way in which all of his inventions became corporate property.
Earning a master’s degree from San Jose State University (1970), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (1974), he taught university courses as his research in communication theory for his doctorate motivated him to pivot into writing. The publication in 1979 of his first novel, “Soft Targets,” was an unnerving prophetic novel about Islamic fundamentalists waging a terror attack from an airplane on New York City skyscrapers, written long before the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. His publisher ironically bought him an expensive dinner at the World Trade Center’s top in celebration of this book’s publication.
Believing that any person’s chances of survival are highest in a small town in case of nuclear attack, he moved with his wife Geneva to Ashland in 1980. He has lived there ever since. His first and subsequent books showed that he was a technically-sharp writer of survivalist-oriented, science fiction and high-tech thrillers. Ing’s 1983 novel, “Pulling Through,” gave detailed instructions worked inside the fictional plot on how to survive a nuclear-bomb disaster; a nonfiction appendix was even included as back-up.
Following the 1983 death of sci-fi author Mack Reynolds, he was asked to finish several of Reynolds’ uncompleted manuscripts. Four of Dean Ing’s books during the 1980s made the New York Times best-seller list for their genre: “The Ransom of Black Stealth One,” the series “Systemic Shock,” “Single Combat,” and “Wild Country.”
As a lifelong inventor and tinkerer of different objects, his inventions were many: from models and drawings of prototype cars and planes to a shelter pump, or bellows, that would bring in fresh air into fallout shelters. He invented a ducted vent that relieved the drag on his radically-designed car, the Magnum, by flooding the rear bumper area with air from the road, adding 6 mph to its top speed. Another invention was the “Tote Float,” or a surfboard to stand on, equipped with small engine and an underwater propeller to motor around a lake. Reflecting his aversion to corporate entities that hold onto patents, Ing didn’t patent any of his designs and inventions, preferring to make them public for others or enjoying them himself.
His passion for overcoming technical challenges and background translated into his works. His characters are drawn into needing to create scientific or engineering solutions with innovation, elements drawn from his own life. His characters understand how technology works, but they must use ingenuity to meet their challenging technical roadblocks—with incalculable death and destruction awaiting if not successful. Ing’s fiction brings in characters that have a real suspicion of authority and are independently self-reliant.
Reflecting this, his popular books have titles such as: “Deathwish World (1986),” Pulling Through (1986),” “Blood of Eagles (1988),” “Flying to Pieces (2013),” “The Future of Flight (1985),” and “Firefight Y2K (2000).” Other books that also made the New York Times best-seller lists included “The Nemesis Mission (1992)” and “The Skins of Dead Men (1998).”
His home library teams with his books, reference works, drawings and models. Inside his garage is another future-prototype sports car that he named the Mayan Magnum. As a driver of sports-racing vehicles, he designed, built, and drove it in the 1960s. Dean Ing’s criteria was to minimize weight and wind resistance in order to maximize speed and mileage. The sleek, white Magnum is made of titanium, balsa, carbon fiber, and epoxy. Weighing only 1,300 pounds (500 pounds less than a 1960’s VW Bug), the incredible vehicle is not only usually in the Ashland July 4th parade, but was pictured and written about in Road & Track Magazine.
Now in his mid-eighties, Dean Ing has 25 published books, many short stories and essays, and numerous inventions that he never claimed a patent on. His place in Southern Oregon history is already assured.
8:45: Sarah Forga, Health Services Director of Southern Oregon Head Start comes into the studio today.
Southern Oregon Head Start presents “Health Smarts”
A FREE health training program for parents and caregivers of children
Medford, Oregon – For the past six years, Southern Oregon Head Start has been conducting health literacy trainings with its families through a partnership with UCLA Health Care Institute and Johnson and Johnson. This year, thanks to a grant from Jackson Care Connect, the training is being opened up to the community and all are invited to attend this FREE event. Thanks to the support of Jackson Care Connect this event will be bigger and better than ever before.
By delivering this easy to understand training to our community members, we strive to not only improve children’s health and school attendance, but also empower parents to make more informed decisions about their child’s health. Upon offering this on a larger scale in Jackson County, we can hope to see our community capital increase greatly as we pass this knowledge on to future generations. Nationwide, studies have shown this course resulted in an annual cost reduction of $554 per family for emergency room visits alone, or approximately $5.1 million annually.
This event is FREE, with a free lunch provided by Mucho Gusto. Activity based child care will also be provided. In addition to the training, there will be health and dental screenings, giveaways, and everyone will go home with 2 free and easy to use reference books.
Parents will learn answers to questions like:
- What do you do when your child wakes up with a sore throat?
- How about a knocked out tooth?
- If you are a parent and your young child is running a fever of 99.5°F, what should you do?
- How do you know when a doctor’s care is needed or when the problem can be safely treated at home?
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am to 12pm.
WHERE: RCC Medford Campus at the Higher Education Center.