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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, November 10, 2017:
6:35: Bruce Tedesco, CIO at BGT Data Science in Chicago, a data scientist who specializes in AI (Artificial Intelligence), joins Bill today. Will the emergence of AI create, or kill jobs for flesh and blood human beings?
And, you can also read, from RealClearMarkets.com: “Robots Won’t Kill Capitalism, They’ll Rev It Up.”
Like this subject, or have a question for Bruce? Follow him on Twitter: @BruceTedesco.
8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist with MyOutdoorBuddy.com and The Western Journal, talks with Bill. Today, we’re going to talk about a unique, household item, that just may save you if the power grid goes down.
Read the article: “An Awesome Survival Tool – The Rat Trap,” at MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
8:35: Timari Davis from Rogue Auctioneers, joins Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
See more at RogueAuctioneers.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, November 9, 2017:
6:35: Col. Andrew R. Finlayson, with Vietnam Veterans for Factual History joins Bill by phone. This Saturday is Veterans Day, an occasion to honor the men and women who have fought for our nation—and to tell their stories. Perhaps no group of veterans has been more misunderstand than those who fought in Vietnam. Although The Vietnam War, an acclaimed television documentary series produced by Ken Burns, has received accolades from critics and mainstream media outlets, Vietnam Veterans for Factual History says that the documentary gets the facts wrong.
In letters to Burns, PBS, and Bank of America, Vietnam Veterans for Factual History says: “Unfortunately, its significant factual inaccuracies, omissions, and distortions deliver a message that is very negatively slanted against both the nation of South Viet Nam and American involvement there that exacerbates those divisions.”
Their letter details 4 key criticisms of the series which they say must be corrected.
We are Vietnam Veterans for Factual History, a group of veterans/historians who came together to create a resource for serious students of the war. Our goal is to present only the facts and presentations of the complex history that are objective and readily verifiable. Most of us are both veterans of the war and researchers of the full history, and we all belong to numerous veteran organizations. We watched with interest the Burns & Novick series you helped fund, and now wish to provide you with some inputs.
Many in the Vietnam veteran community were deeply offended by the series. It correctly sees that war as the origin of the current cultural polarization in American society and the intention was for the film to help bridge that divide. Unfortunately, its significant factual inaccuracies, omissions, and distortions deliver a message that is very negatively slanted against both the nation of South Viet Nam and American involvement there that exacerbates those divisions.
- The film portrays U.S. support for South Vietnam as blustering, blundering jingoism, and Burns’ choice of music, graphics, and interviewees demonstrates a bias in favor of the militant leftist anti-war cliches of the 1960s. It demonstrates a prejudice against the more than 90% of U.S. Vietnam War veterans who are proud of their Vietnam service. It demonstrates a prejudice against the tragic struggle of the embattled Republic of Viet-Nam to preserve its national sovereignty. It demonstrates a prejudice against the more than 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers killed by the Soviet-equipped and trained North Vietnamese Army and its Viet Cong subordinates.
- It minimizes Ho Chi Minh’s life-long dedication to ruthless Leninism, his years of Soviet training and professional work as a covert Communist subversive, and the mass atrocities of his supporters in North and South Vietnam before, during, and after the Second Indochina War. You also fail to acknowledge U.S. treaty obligations to assist Southeast Asian governments fighting Communist subversion, terrorism, and invasion.
- It ignores the actions of leftist U.S. politicians in cutting off funding for vital military supplies for the South Vietnamese Army and prohibiting U.S. enforcement of the Paris Accords of 1973 with combat air power from bases outside of Vietnam, as our President promised the South Vietnamese government; and as our Air Force successfully did during the 1972 conventional large scale invasion by the North Vietnamese Army.
- Lastly, there is inadequate discussion of the results of the communist victory, the tens of thousands of executions, the million-plus sent to concentration camps, the curtailing of all civil liberties, and oppression that led to the first ever mass exodus of Vietnamese from their homeland.
In the interests of truly open civil discourse on this part of our history, we ask that you be willing to discuss with us possible remedies that demonstrate a better balance of inputs.
You can view more content at: VVFH.org.
7:10: State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill, about Kate Brown, and her executive orders which are ostensibly pushing Oregon toward her Green agenda. Also, we’ll delve into the controversy of the Klamath Dams.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, November 8, 2017:
6:35: Curt Boice, Curry County Commissioner calls the show today to talk more about a fire, smoke and forest meeting taking place in Medford, in the aftermath of the monster Chetco Bar Fire. We’ll discuss the issue in detail. And, we’ll find out what else is going on in Curry County.
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm.
Where: The Carnegie Building, (The Old Library) 413 West Main St. in Medford.
7:10: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill. Will the “Diversity Visa,” become a memory, in exchange for DACA and Dreamers being allowed to remain in the U.S.?
You can check out more at: FairUS.org.
7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio to bring you the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.
NO COMMENT, ET TU, KNUTE? (Opinion)
Governor “Komrade” Kate Brown uses her Obama phone and Pen to issue Executive Orders tripling Gang Green electric cars, other mandates. (UPDATE: Knute Buehler campaign also informs me that they have no comment on this.) From the Oregonian: All homes built after Sep. 2020 must be equipped for solar panel installation and commercial buildings must meet the same mandate by October 2022. By October 2022, all parking structures for new homes and commercial buildings must be wired for at least one electric vehicle charger. Portland Biz Journal reached out to the Knute Buhler campaign…so far no comment. <Really?>
And by October 2023, Brown has directed the state’s Building Codes Division to require all new homes to be “zero-energy ready.” California has adopted a similar goal for new homes to generate as much energy as they consume. New commercial construction will also face energy efficiency mandates, and all new construction must use high-efficiency water fixtures. More at: http://www.oregonlive.com/…/kate_brown_adopts_broad_green.h…
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
6:35: Randy Wilson, National Field Director for Church Ministries with the Family Research Council talks with Bill today. The massacre in Texas is going down as the largest church shooting in U.S. history. President Donald Trump has called the killings a “mental health problem at the highest level.”
7:10: Maria Espinoza, National Director of The Rememberance Project talks with Bill. “President Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in an early morning tweet Wednesday for his role in an immigration program that the man suspected of carrying out Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City entered the country under.
Sayfullo Saipov, who was shot and is in custody after driving a truck through bicyclists and pedestrians in New York, entered the United States in 2010 from Uzbekistan under a program that gives visas to people from countries with few immigrants to the United States.
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Charles Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” the president said.”
The Rememberance Project honors and remembers Americans and legal citizens, who have been killed by illegal aliens.
7:35: Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill. We discuss, just how effective is the NICS background check system for firearm sales?
Read more at: OregonFirearms.org.
8:35: Brent Homan and Randall Lee, the men from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of, “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Brent and Randall are here to tell you about Advanced Air & Metal’s newest special offers, and THEY’RE HIRING!
You can find out more at AdvancedAirandMetal.com, or give them a call at: 541-772-6866 for a free quote.
TEXAS MURDERER AN ATHEIST…(opinion)
Our cultural Marxists say we’re not supposed to connect Islam with the murderous actions of some of its adherents. Does this apply to atheism, too? Certainly most behave morally while not believing in the Creator, or any deities. However, might someone who believes in nothing be more likely to hang with “Do What One Will, because it really DOESN’T MATTER?”.
Speaking of which, I noticed Wil Wheaton, uber libtard who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, fired back at Paul Ryan tweeting about the need for prayers after Texas: “The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless sack of sh–“. Thanks for keeping it classy, Wil. <SARCASM ALERT> We need more people like you to find our way to utopia, secure in our full knowledge that EVERY social and cultural problem has a government/political solution.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, November 6, 2017:
6:35: Neema Singh Guliani, Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union talks with Bill today about the bill introduced by Oregon’s Senator Ron Wyden, and Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul which takes aim at warrantless wiretapping.
Read this article on the subject: “Rand Paul and Ron Wyden Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Warrantless Wiretapping.”
Even more to read: “The Government Is Abusing Its Surveillance Powers. Don’t Believe Those Who Say Otherwise,” at ACLU.org.
7:35: Claudette Moore and Theresa McGregor join Bill in studio.
Join fellow concerned citizens of Jackson and Josephine County for an informational meeting on the evening of Thursday, November 9 in Medford about the impact of the smoke and forest fires in Southern Oregon.
- The meeting will feature a panel of citizens and local business owners involved in health care, tourism, youth athletics, agriculture, foresty and more.
- Learn how recent fire seasons and smoke affect public health and the economy, and what can be done to help prevent and alleviate the impact of fires in the future.
- Most importantly there will be an opportunity to hear from you. Organizers would like to hear your personal story about how fires and smoke have affected you.
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm.
Where: The Carnegie Building, (The Old Library) 413 West Main St. in Medford.
For questions, email OregonforestFires@gmail.com This public meeting organized by concerned citizens in Jackson and Josephine County. Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities is pleased to be a supporter of this event.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, in studio, for this week’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Dr. Powers’ new book, “Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon,” at Hellgate Press.
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
By Dennis Powers
Located at the former fairgrounds on Medford’s south end (now where Rogue Credit Union’s main office is located) and bought for use by the U.S. Forest Service, Medford and Jackson County in 1922 purchased the place known as Newell Barber field. This was the first field in Oregon bought to be used as a municipal airport, and its gravel runway was 1500-ft. long and 25-ft. wide. Pacific Air Transport Company was granted an initial 4-year lease for one dollar and built its hangars and administration building; Standard Oil Company received the exclusive contract to sell gasoline and oil.
Granted a U.S. Post Office air-mail contract in 1926 to carry mail from Los Angeles to Seattle, Medford was the only stop between San Francisco and Portland on the first airmail route over the Pacific Coast. This contract meant financial stability for a new venture such as Pacific Air, but it also meant regular deliveries through all weather, good or bad.
A passenger waiting list was used since the open-cockpit airplanes only had room for the pilot and one passenger, who sat on the mailbag in the front seat while wearing goggles and a helmet. As these planes didn’t have radios, all flying was done visually. The airport radio operator kept track as the planes landed or took off and relayed these times along with weather conditions.
But Barber Field was so small that aviation officials threatened to close it if the adjoining fairgrounds continued running its auto racetrack. Passenger service was in the planning stage, and a larger field at least one mile long with a rotating beacon for night-time flying was needed. In the largest bond issue at the time, residents passed a $120,000 measure to buy 288 acres of land three miles north of the town’s center on Biddle Road and construct runways, a terminal, and hanger building. Located on the present site and opened in late 1929, it featured a 2.5-million candlepower beacon, new radio station, weather bureau, pilot quarters, a restaurant, and the headquarters of the Rogue Valley Gun Club.
Charles Lindbergh visited Medford as part of his cross-country tour the year after his famous solo flight to Paris; photos show him examining his plane and then leaving Medford Airport on August 29, 1928. In 1931, Pacific Air Transport merged with three other pioneer airlines to form United Airlines. And over time, nearly every major or smaller airline served Medford.
The City of Medford approved bond issues and accepted grants that increased the acreage, landing field, and improvements so that by 1940 the runway was 6,700 feet long and 75 feet wide. During World War II, the War Department took control of the airport and its acreage increased to 550-plus acres. In August 1944, Medford fruit, flowers, and fish flew on a United Air Lines cargo-liner to New York City, the first full cargo of perishables flown coast to coast.
In January 1971, the voters approved transferring ownership of the airport from the City of Medford to Jackson County, which accepted all bond issues and liabilities, relieving the city from these obligations. As the years passed, the airport added more acreage and facilities to reach its present 925 acre size. In January 1995, the U.S. Department of Commerce designated Jackson County as a foreign-trade zone. This allowed it to be a legally secured area outside the United States for customs entry procedures, duties, and quotas—thus becoming an international airport.
A new passenger air terminal and traffic control tower were constructed during 2009 and the runway extended to allow larger jets. Medford’s total number of paying passengers totaled 822,000 in 2016, an increase of 224,000 over the number ten years ago in 2006. Serving the Rogue Valley and seven counties, it is presently the third busiest commercial airport in Oregon behind Portland and Eugene. The grooved asphalt runway is now 8,800 ft. long and 150 ft. wide with nearly 60 flights which arrive and depart daily—a far cry from Barber Field all those years ago.
8:35: Doug Giles, Founder and Editor of ClashDaily.com, and author of the book, “My Grandpa is A Patriotic Badass,” talks with Bill on the details of the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas over the weekend.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, November 3, 2017:
6:20: Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network talks with Bill about the House Republican’s tax legislation which calls for a more simple tax code for small businesses and gives small business owners much needed relief.
Learn more at: JobCreatorsNetwork.com.
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist, libertarian thinker and force behind EPAutos.com chats with Bill. The Tesla issue rages on. We’ll look at the silence from automotive journalism about big quality control problems at Tesla Motors.
Read Eric’s article: “A Tesla Owner Speaks,” at EPAutos.com.
7:35: Craig Prewitt, Chair of the Phoenix/Talent School Board joins Bill, live in studio for a Q&A on Tuesday’s $68 million dollar bond vote.
8:35: Mighty John Marshall, The Record Guy calls the show. Mighty John will tell the Top 10 records to be “thankful for,” because if you find a copy of one, it may mean big bucks!!!
You can check out more about John’s collection and valuing system at MoneyMusic.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, November 2, 2017:
For speaking out against militant Islam and Sharia Law, Pamela Geller has become the subject of a Fatwa, which is described by her, as a death sentence by Muslim authorities, right smack dab in America.
7:50: Dr. Adam Davis, a Medford resident that will speak before the Medford City Council today, and would like other people to show up to the meeting, to get the council to lighten up on “chickens in the city,” regulations which were recently tightened.
8:10: Trent Carpenter, GM for Southern Oregon Sanitation talks with Bill. Changes are coming to the recycling industry, and how it will affect the recycling capabilities in Southern Oregon.
Recycling Market Crisis – Update
Grants Pass, OR – Southern Oregon Sanitation (SOS) continues to keep all stakeholders in the current recycle crisis informed with the most current information. As directed by the Counties and Cities we operate recycle routes in, SOS has requested and received from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a Conditional Material Handling Concurrence.
This concurrence allows SOS, when needed, to dispose of recycle material in the landfill when there is no viable recycle market for the material.
At this time, we plan to continue to operate our recycle routes as normal but our recycle depots (1381 Redwood Ave Grants Pass, 42 Ball Road Eagle Point, and 905 Kerby Mainline Road. Kerby) will no longer be accepting any types of plastic or paper.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, November 1, 2017:
6:35: The Stream’s Rachel Alexander talks with Bill this morning with the latest on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. There are many who are suspicious of Mueller’s motives saying the Manafort indictment is nothing but a political charade. You can read Rachel’s article on this very subject at TheStream.org.
7:35: Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum (R – Klamath Falls), talks with Bill. We’re talking the removal of Klamath Dams, and what can be done to stop it. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners are set to have a meeting about it today at 10:30 this morning. Senator Linthicum is here to tell you what to expect.
Here’s his letter to Zinke – You should comment, too.
Dennis Writes: Recently, Congressman LaMalfa (CA-R) hand-delivered constituent letters to a meeting with Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke. The bundle of letters expressed strong opposition to removing the four Klamath River hydro-electric generating facilities.
You may also submit your own comments regarding dam removal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Go to https://ferconline.ferc.gov/quickcomment.aspx
- Enter your information including e-mail. Open automatic e-mail from FERC, follow link from there to submit comment.
- In the Docket field, enter P-2082-062 to specify the project.
My own letter to Secretary Zinke is included below, for your perusal:
Department of the Interior
Secretary Ryan Zinke
1849 C Street, NW
Washington DC 20240
Re: Klamath River Dam Removals
October 20, 2017
On October 17, 2016, President Obama’s Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), Sally Jewel, submitted a recommendation to the Secretary of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) advocating for the removal of four hydroelectric facilities on the Klamath River.
Jewel’s recommendation is diametrically opposed to the opinions of my constituents, in Southern Oregon. Nearly 80% of voters in Klamath County, Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, where the dams are located, expressed their strong opposition to destroying these four important facilities. These dams currently provide a consistent supply of low-cost, renewable, hydro-electric base-load grid-power.
Jewel writes, “While these dams brought prosperity to many, their construction came at a steep cost to tribes and fishing communities. The returning runs of salmon repeatedly bludgeoning themselves against the new dam walls were a harbinger of a declining fishery that cast a cloud over those who, for millennia, have called the Klamath home.”
These statements are all misleading. First, the dams not only brought prosperity to the region, but they continue to bring prosperity to all people groups throughout the Pacific Northwest. Throughout Oregon and the Northwest, enormous percentages of electrical grid supply is provided by the inexpensive, run-of-river hydro-electric generation facilities in the region.
Second, I would suggest that salmon are not “bludgeoning themselves” against existing dam structures that have been in place for over a half-century. School children know that salmon return to the place where they were hatched to spawn. This means that scores of generations and millions and millions of salmon have never tried to swim past the dams. Also, fish ladders currently exist to help native fishes return to their spawning grounds and they have been successfully navigating these waters for decades.
Third, the problems associated with enormous volumes of sludge accumulated behind the dam structures ought to be a genuine concern for future generations of salmon, trout, aquatic wildlife and river habitat. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement did not address or investigate mitigation efforts that might be required to handle the potential damage from the estimated 20 million cubic yards of accumulated sediment. This issue is not easily side-stepped because it is an equivalent 2 million ten-yard dump truck loads of silt, sediment and sludge which will be dumped into the river system. Surely, the existing downstream salmon fisheries will bear the burden from this harmful sludge.
Fourth, “the greatest harbinger of a declining fisheries which might cast clouds over” those who live, work, and play in the Klamath region needs to be correctly identified. It isn’t dams. Rather, like the rampant wolf population explosions in Montana, the salmon declines are directly related to federal policies.
The passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in 1972 committed the United States to long-term management, conservation, and moratoriums on taking marine mammals, like the seals, sea lions and porpoises. Studies by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have documented the enormous growth in sea lion populations and the negative impact that seals and sea lions have on free swimming salmonids in rivers and estuaries in the Northwest.
This is no small matter. The sea lion population has ballooned to over 300,000 mammals in the Pacific Northwest. Each adult lion consumes nearly 18 pounds of fish per day. This equates to a take of nearly one million tons of fish annually.
Additionally, salmon are a transpacific anadromous species that spends between three and five years in the Pacific Ocean migratory patterns before returning to their spawning grounds. During this time in the open ocean uncontrolled foreign fishing fleets have years of unfettered access to these fish populations.
Therefore, the dams are not the problem.
The salmon populations have been thriving while the dams have been in place. The dams provide inexpensive, renewable electricity, flow control for watershed volume and temperature, recreation and agricultural reservoir capacity, and Forest Service fire suppression storage in the extremely remote regions of Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Decommissioning and removing the dams owned by PacifiCorp is not about the river, its cultural significance, jobs, race, ag-business, or water. Rather it’s a potpourri of special interests, rent-seekers disguised as noble businessmen, enlarged bureaucratic dominion and strategically manipulated environmental emotions
I humbly ask for your consideration of the items I have enumerated here and the evidence that has been accumulated by the investigating agencies. I also suggest that a willingness to listen to the constituents who have lived, worked and invested their lives in the Klamath River watershed should play an important role in your determination.
In closing, as a State Senator representing Southern Oregon, my constituents have made their voices clear. The dams are viable economic assets that taxpayers have funded. Destroying these resources will not contribute to Making America Great Again.
Therefore, my request is that the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) deny the decommissioning of the four dams within the Klamath River system.
8:10: Tara Ross, lawyer and expert on the Electoral College chats with Bill today. After losing two of the past five presidential races in the Electoral College, furious Democrats are determined to never let it happen again. In fact, Hillary Clinton even calls for ending the Electoral College in her new book!
Tara Ross, in her brand new book: “The Indispensable Electoral College: How The Founder’s Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule,” shears the loud cries of the, sore-losing Left, and explains why the Electoral College is not a partisan political issue, but our stability as a nation depends on it.
You can get your copy of Tara’s book, see other books by her and read her articles at TaraRoss.com.
8:45: Blake Matray, CEO and Harvey Potts, Development Director from Dogs for The Deaf, join Bill live in studio. Dogs for The Deaf has taken on a new name: “Dogs for Better Lives.” Blake and Harvey are here to tell you all about it.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, October 31, 2017: Happy Halloween
6:35: Chris Harelson, Chariman of the North American Executive Board talks with Bill. An event will be taking place this weekend at the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus. The event, called the Students for Liberty Pacific Northwest Regional Conference is aimed at promoting the ideals of a free society, and to encourage local activists to take action. The event will feature young libertarian leaders from across the nation, and will also include distinguished speakers such as Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum, and more.
If you’d like to attend, you can register at: StudentsForLiberty.org.
When: This weekend. Saturday, November 4th.
Where: The University of Oregon in Eugene.
Registration is at 1:30pm and will run throughout the day.
7:35: Kevin Starrett, founder of the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill. Kevin will give his thoughts on Senator Jeff Kruse and the “touchy-feely” accusations made by Senator Sara Gelser.
Check out more at OFF.org.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Deruelle, physician and National Medical Director of Acute Services at IPC Healthcare, also author of the book: “Your Healthcare Playbook: Winning the Game of Modern Medicine talks with Bill.
We’ll be talking about President Trump’s speech on the opioid epidemic going on in America, and what needs to be done next to stop the poison from coming across our borders.
Pick up a copy of Dr. Deruelle’s book by clicking here.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, October 30, 2017:
6:35: Colin O’Mara, President & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation talks with Bill this morning. The National Wildlife Federation released a report titled: “Megafires: The Growing Risk to America’s Forests, Communities and Wildlife.” Colin O’Mara is here to go through the report with Bill, and what they believe needs to be done in the future.
You can read the report for yourself right here at: NWF.org.
7:05: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoor himself, from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday Water World Boat & Powersport Outdoor Report.
7:20: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government talks with Bill on the latest going on in Washington D.C. including the indictment of Paul Manaforte, and other shenanigans from The Swamp. Find out more at GetLiberty.org. And, you can read more at: NetRightDaily.com.
7:35: Dr. Robin Miller talks with Bill today. Dr. Miller’s new book: “Healed: Health & Wellness For The 21st Century,” explores her ingenious work, which provides an innovative approach to what it means to “be well,” by combining ideas from conventional medicine and her 33 years of patient experience to establish a new standard for what it means to be healthy. The book combines cutting edge science with some basic key advice to help anyone take charge of their own health – including drug-free ways to tackle mental health – by challenging readers to discover their best self through solutions made to maximize wellness physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Get your copy of Dr. Miller’s book at WellHealed.net.
Dr. Miller and co-author, Dave Kahn will be holding a book signing next Friday:
When: Friday, November 10, 2017 from 7 to 8pm.
Where: Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St, in Ashland.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, live in studio, for this week’s edition of: “Visiting Past & Present.” This week:
Pat McCoy Moran: Jazz Pianist/Songwriter
By Dennis Powers
Patti Moran was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1934. Her first musical memory was hearing her father playing ragtime pieces on a piano in their living room—and he was from a long-line of musicians. At the age of four, this diminutive little girl from the plains of Eastern Oklahoma, climbed upon the piano bench, stretched her fingers over the keys, and began to make music.
At the age of 12, Patti was playing with symphony orchestras and a few years later received a scholarship to study piano privately with Edwin Hughes, the Professor of Music at Juilliard. She headed to the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music to be a concert pianist, but after listening to a concert by famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, Patti changed music directions into “progressive” jazz.
The next year, she was in Chicago where she learned to play bebop. She founded the Pat Moran Quartet, which later became the Pat Moran Trio, and played New York’s Hickory House, the Birdland and the Blue Note concerts in Chicago. The young, talented Moran performed with singer Beverly Kelly, bassist John Doling, and drummer John Whited. In the mid-1950s, she released two albums for Bethlehem Records. Later releasing albums for the Audio Fidelity label, Patti also performed (1959 – 1961) with Mel Torme, Oscar Pettiford, and the Terry Gibbs Dream Band.
Her recordings include: “Porgy and Bess” with Duke Ellington and Mel Torme; “The Pat Moran Quartet” (while at Birdland); “This is Pat Moran” with virtuoso bassist, Scott La Faro. During the 1950s and 60s in Las Vegas, she had Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and even Elvis frequenting her show. In the late 1950’s, she was on the Tonight Show when hosted by Steven Allen; Andy Williams and Jonathan Winters were on this show with her.
Even with all of these accolades, Patti never enjoyed travelling the jazz circuit. One night in Denver, Colorado, she met a soldier, Mike McCoy, who was heading over to Vietnam. A year (or so) later, she married Mike and became Pat Moran McCoy. In the mid-1960s, she pulled away from the national jazz scene and they moved to Ashland. Mike was from Oregon and they began raising their family of five children–Sean, Alison, Aaron, Gabriel, and Kelly—with all heading at one time or another into singing and/or musical careers.
Patti first worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival “rehearsing the music and playing the shows.” She also recorded two CDs in Los Angeles, continued her concerts, and wrote jingles for the ad agency that Mike started. She opened the first jazz concert (1979) ever played at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville with Dave Brubeck.
In the early 1980s, Moran released an album of children’s songs, “Shakin’ Loose with Mother Goose,” in collaboration with Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows. The album’s companion book was awarded the American Book Award. In later years, she was featured in National Public Radio’s jazz programming, plus she played at black churches around the country after she embraced religion and added gospel music to her repertoire.
In 2001, Patti released her CD, “Jesus in Paris,” which encompassed jazz, classical, and gospel piano styles. Patti wrote most of the songs and different noted musicians and gospel singers accompanied her. She lived in Jacksonville, as well, while they raised her children, recording music, giving jazz presentations, and performing locally with musicians from the Britt and Jacksonville Jubilee! to Alexander Tutunov. Presently, they live in Central Point.
Patti can play bebop, jazz, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, boogie-woogie, and classical (Mozart, Chopin, Prokofiev, etc.); additionally, she teaches piano and continues composing. And is still considered as one of the top jazz pianists ever.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Dr. Powers’ new book: “Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon,” at Hellgate Press.