10-21 to 10-25-2019
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Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’re talking Tesla, and the more major problems with their cars that if it were happening to GM, Ford, or Chrysler, would have people screaming at the Feds to “do something”.
Don’t forget to read more great articles, and get Eric’s reviews on the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com
7:10 Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director of Moms Across America chats with Bill this morning.
Zen Honeycutt is the founding Executive Director of Moms Across America, we’re talking about recent reports indicating lead and other heavy metals showing up in the vast majority of baby foods in the U.S., and her organization has developed a rating system for foods…the “Moms Across America Gold Standard”.
7:35 Dr. Paul Lamoreau calls us from Aspen Dental.
On Thursday, Aspen Dental will bring their MouthMobile to Medford to spend the day providing free care to local vets.
Most veterans do not receive dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100 percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war? As a result, many of our heroes are not getting access to the dental care they need – which can have serious health consequences.
8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill for foreign policy analysis, and economic talk.
8:35: Matt Allen from Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC joins Bill in studio, for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
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Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:35: Sam Carpenter, former GOP Candidate for Oregon Governor chats with Bill this morning. We’ll talk with Sam this morning on the current state of the GOP in Oregon, and will he run for Governor again? We’ll discuss it.
See more from Sam over at: MakeOregonGreatAgain.com
7:10: Evelyn Markus talks with Bill today about a new documentary, which delves into the apparent rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe.
Evelyn is here to talk today about the documentary: Never Again Is Now, which will be released tomorrow on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The groundbreaking, timely documentary NEVER AGAIN IS NOW will be released on October 23, 2019 on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada and the UK. This film is about the troubling rise of global antisemitism, told through the eyes of Evelyn Markus, a Dutch Jewish woman, against the backdrop of Holocaust history.
Never Again is Now chronicles the inspiring personal journey of an unlikely hero in the fight against rising global antisemitism. Evelyn Markus was one of the first in the current Jewish exodus from Europe. In the United States, the same values that galvanized her family’s brave liberators to defeat the Nazis have inspired Evelyn to confront the hatred that drove her from her homeland. But, sadly, she is discovering that those same antisemitic incidents are surging in America. In an inspiring and thorough inquiry, she interviews global thought leaders, including Ben Shapiro, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and devout Muslim physician Qanta Ahmed.
Evelyn grew up in the ’70s in the liberal city, Amsterdam, virtually without any antisemitism and enjoyed life with her long-time partner, Rosa. But all that suddenly changed in 2000 when a pink Star of David was painted on her front door and calls like “Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!” were shouted on the streets and Jews were beaten up on their way to synagogue. As a child of Holocaust survivors, she was alarmed and knew she had to do something. The producers of Never Again is Now enabled her to tell her story and warn everyone of rising antisemitism all around the world. Her mission is to raise awareness at the grassroots level about rising antisemitism and facilitate civilized discourse focused on finding solutions.
Evelyn holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She was a member of an advisory task force to Dutch Parliament on policies against cultural violence. She co-founded the Dutch non-profit organization “Network on Antisemitism,” a pressure group and think tank that urged and advised authorities to take measures against the rising antisemitism. She also worked as a consultant to the Anne Frank House on combating rising antisemitism of Dutch immigrant youth. Evelyn’s articles on antisemitism are being published in leading Dutch newspapers and in the American online sites, Gatestone Institute and Frontpage Magazine, and she is also speaking throughout the United States.
Find out more at: NeverAgainIsNowFilm.com
7:35: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It talks with Bill.
How does the latest “Joker” movie relate to “The Boy Crisis”? The Dr. just returned from seeing the film, and here’s his take: Yes, it is highly relevant to The Boy Crisis. The theme of the Joker that is a theme of The Boy Crisis is that “boys who hurt, hurt us.” The “Joker”–a depressed and mentally ill man on seven medications–was considered weird and a loser who was often the target of meanness and abusiveness. He feels ignored by the world at best, and a victim of others’ abusiveness toward him at worst. So how did he get weird and vulnerable? We discover that he was adopted, was told lies about his real father by his adoptive, narcissistic and delusional mother, and that his dad abused him while his mother just stood by and watched. The evolution of his pain and anger is not too dissimilar to the pain and anger behind many of the mass shooters and boys who eventually commit crimes and become prisoners.
8:35: Hemp Inc. joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Bill’s Guests: Monday, October 21, 2019
7:10: Kimberly Strassel, bestselling author and columnist at The Wall Street Journal calls the show, and today, we’ll be talking with Kim about her new book:
The #Resistance is ruining our democracy and Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author Kim Strassel argues in a new, well-researched book titled Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America how pernicious Trump’s critics are in their zeal to oppose the President, and how they actively and detrimentally undermining our country’s very foundations.
Kim discusses everything from the FBI’s unprecedented counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, to bureaucratic sabotage, to media partisanship, to the drive-by character assassination of Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Resistance (At All Costs) outlines how the president’s foes have thrown aside norms, due process and the rule of law. This book shows that the reaction to Trump will prove far more consequential and damaging to our nation long-term than Trump’s time in office.
7:35: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report.
And, you can check out more from Greg at: RogueWeather.com
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local author and historian drops by the studio for this week’s edition of “What Made Southern Oregon Great!” See more great content over at: DennisPowersBooks.com
The Cyclical Life of SOU
By Dennis Powers
Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) dates back to 1869 when a cadre of locals met to create a college or academy. Calling themselves the Rogue River Valley Educational Society, the group raised money and began constructing a building in Ashland. However, the money ran out. The Reverend Joseph Skidmore of Oregon’s Methodist Episcopal Church took over, raised more funds, completed the construction, and in 1872, the Ashland Academy opened that November. Six years later, the Methodist Episcopal Church took over the academy, again owing to financial difficulties.
One year after the academy graduated its first three students, the Oregon legislature in 1882 authorized the creation of state normal schools to train future teachers and prepare students to enter a university: Ashland Academy then became the Ashland College and Normal School. Since the legislature didn’t authorize funding, different groups operated the school over the next several years, including the Methodist Episcopal Church and different individuals or groups that included Ashland citizens.
In 1899 the State of Oregon bought the school when the legislature approved funding, and in four years, the Ashland Academy became Oregon’s largest normal school with 270 students. But the legislature stopped funding in 1909, so it closed after local citizens donated enough money to enable its students to finish out the year. After fifteen years of lobbying, the legislature finally reauthorized the normal school—renamed the Southern Oregon State Normal School (“SONS”)—with funds to construct a new building on a site donated by the town. With 22 faculty members and 173 students, it reopened in the fall of 1926 to train teachers and was headquartered in Churchill Hall (now an administrative building).
The legislature in 1939 eliminated the normal schools in Oregon, but with accreditation from the American Association of Teachers Colleges, its name was changed to the Southern Oregon College of Education, the fifth name change with two closures and re-openings to that time. World War II’s demands brought another crisis and exacerbated enrollment declines to where a mere 45 students were studying there in 1945-46.
A new president, Elmo Stevenson, was hired in 1946 to close the campus (then named the “Southern Oregon State Normal School”) if he couldn’t increase enrollment. After arriving, he believed it to be a unique college; instead of closing it, Dr. Stevenson traveled throughout the region and Oregon, speaking to service and other clubs to promote its importance, rekindle interest, and build enrollment.
He was very successful, including help by the GI Bill used by the returning men from World War II duty. Stevenson is credited with not only saving the college, but also putting in place changes that continued for decades. During his 23 years as president, the longest by far of any leader of this campus, he brought about the construction of a dozen buildings, including the Cascade dormitories and the McNeal athletic complex.
Three more name changes next occurred: to Southern Oregon College (“SOC”) to reflect its different degree options (1956); from SOC to Southern Oregon State College (“SOSC”) in 1975; and finally in 1997, SOSC became Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) after it successfully withstood a drive to change it to the University of Oregon—Ashland campus.
After its 2005 expansion, SOU’s Hannon Library is now nearly 125,000 square feet; the renovated student union building, Stevenson Union (named after Elmo Stevenson) has over 100,000 square feet of usable space. Joining other improvements since 2000 (i.e., the Center for Visual Arts, the Madrone dorms, Medford Campus, and more), two residence halls totaling 200,000 square feet and a separate 28,000 square-foot dining hall were constructed to replace the Cascade Complex, one of the largest projects in Ashland’s history and opened for fall term, 2013. Upgrades to its Science Building were completed, and the aging McNeal athletic facilities was replaced by a $30 million construction project in 2017. Since 2010, nearly $150 million in capital improvements at SOU has been completed or underway (including the new expanded theatre arts building, JPR studios, and more) to now.
Oregon passed laws mandating independent governing boards, or a board of trustees, to run each of its seven public universities. On July 1, 2015, SOU’s Board of Trustees became its governing board to supervise and manage its affairs, subject to the review of a state agency–the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (or “HECC”)–that generally approves such policies. The governor appoints 14 members that are approved by the state Senate to typically serve four-year terms. The board includes an SOU faculty member, non-faculty staff member and a student who serve two- instead of four-year terms. SOU’s President holds the 15th seat as an ex-officio, nonvoting member.
SOU is now a regional university with over 6,000 students, 750 faculty and staff/administrators, and well in excess of 100 programs, all spread over 175 acres with numerous complexes—one would think that even Elmo Stevenson would have been amazed.
Sources: Teresa Montgomery, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Southern Oregon University,” at SOU History (With Images); “SOU: Brief History of Hannon Library” at Hannon Library; Sam Wheeler, “SOU’s Building Boom,” Mail Tribune, March 17, 2015, at
8:35: Margie Moulin, director of ECSO (911) IN STUDIO to discuss Measure 15-186, the 28 million dollar bond measure to replace the public safety radios.