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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 20, 2020
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update. We’ll talk with Rick about (what else?) Covid-19, and the impact that he’s seeing back east in the nation’s capitol.
Check out more from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com
7:35: Tom Mallams, former Klamath County Commissioner talks with Bill. Today we’ll discuss with Tom, the people who are looking to fill Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District seat, as Greg Walden will not be seeking re-election.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill this morning.
There are rumors floating around about a $1 trillion dollar package to help out Americans during this C-Virus scare. People believe that the government is going to give every American, two checks, for $1,000.
But, would this necessarily be a good thing?
Dr. Merrill Matthews Ph. D, is also a health policy expert and opinion contributor at The Hill. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.
For more great content, head on over to IPI.org.
8:10: Patrick Wood, author of the book: Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation and more, chats with Bill.
Today, we talk with Patrick about his article on how the Technocrats are using this coronavirus scare to further their goals toward a borderless Utopian society.
We’ll also tell you about Patrick’s new movement: Citizens For Free Speech. Find out more at: CitizensforFreeSpeech.org
See more from Patrick, all over at his website: Technocracy.news
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com joins bill for a chat today. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.
Be sure to head over to Eric’s website for more great content, including Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com
7:20: Juanita Ingram, a coronavirus survivor from Taiwan wants to tell Americans “It will get better!”
Juanita Ingram is an Attorney, Actress, Author, international speaker, global philanthropist, fashionista, wife and mother of two children.
She is the host of “Where in the World is Juanita Ingram?” on the Mommy Talk Live network.
Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2018, Juanita was nominated for Best Actress at the 2017 British Urban Film Festival Awards and was the first African American woman to win the title of Ms. World International in 2012.
Juanita lived in Indiana and Tennessee prior to moving to Taiwan where she currently lives and has recently emerged from a 30-day quarantine over the coronavirus.
Find out more from Juanita, all over at her website: IAmJuanitaIngram.com
7:35: John Charles, President and CEO of the Cascade Policy Institute chats with Bill today… about something other than the Wu-Flu hysteria.
No folks, today we talk with John about how electricity, the thing that the globalist commies want to take away from you and replace with things like wind and solar power, is a miracle and should not be messed with.
8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show to give you the latest goings-on with the Legislature, and his run for Josephine County Commissioner.
8:35: Sidney Powell, former Federal Prosecutor and co-author of the new book: Conviction Machine: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse chats with Bill.
Washington, DC—Prosecutors can “indict a ham sandwich,” we hear, and laugh at the absurdity. Yet the joke captures a truth: federal prosecutors wield enormous power over us all. And the federal criminal justice system is so stacked in favor of the government that shocking numbers of innocent people have been sent to prison.
In CONVICTION MACHINE: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse (Encounter Books, March 17, 2020), two leading authorities combine their knowledge and experience to describe the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts—and to offer solutions. Both have already published books exposing flaws and abuses in the system. Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States attorneys from both political parties and lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals, witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors that prompted her to write Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, showed that every one of us is vulnerable to criminal prosecution in Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.
Together, Powell and Silverglate shine a light on the defects of the system: overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors. Most important, they provide a much-needed blueprint for reforming the Department of Justice and the criminal justice system, including actions an average citizen can take to help restore justice.
CONVICTION MACHINE exposes how federal prosecutors have “made up criminal charges, hid evidence, and lied to judges to win convictions. In the process, they destroyed companies, jobs, families, careers, and lives, contributing to an erosion of Americans’ faith in our criminal justice system, while simultaneously propelling themselves to positions of great power and prestige in the government and in private practice.”
Powell and Silverglate vividly demonstrate that “the federal criminal justice system is dangerously effective at turning citizens into convicts. More than twenty million Americans have criminal convictions, while nearly one-third of Americans have a criminal record. More than 3 percent of the American population has served time in prison. The longer one stays in prison, the more difficult it becomes to succeed upon reentry into the outside world.”
CONVICTION MACHINE also shows that Americans have recently witnessed the unprecedented abuse of our federal law enforcement agencies, especially the FBI and the Department of Justice, to target the opposition political candidate, morphing into an effort to cripple President Donald Trump upon his unexpected election in 2016. In the process, the FBI and the special counsel, Robert Mueller, targeted not only the president but his closest associates and advisors, looking for anything that might be “pinned” on them. But the long-awaited Mueller Report found no “collusion” between Russia and anyone in the Trump campaign, and it did not recommend prosecution for obstruction of justice. Powell is now in the middle of litigation involving President Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn, who was bludgeoned into a guilty plea by the conviction machine while evidence of his innocence, setup, and wrongful prosecution was withheld.
Ultimately, Powell and Silverglate write to suggest ways to “stop the gears of the conviction machine from grinding our constitutional rights and the rule of law to dust—destroying the lives of too many of our fellow citizens in the process.”
CONVICTION MACHINE proposes “realistic solutions, gleaned from our experiences as a former federal prosecutor and as defense counsel. Some of these ideas are simple and uncontroversial. Some are legislative fixes, some need to be undertaken by the judiciary, others require action by the executive branch—but together the policies proposed herein aim to make our justice system less corrupt and more just.”
Sidney Powell is a former federal prosecutor and co-author of the new book, CONVICTION MACHINE: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse. She has also represented individuals, corporations, and governments in federal appeals for more than twenty years.
The Bill Meyer Show: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Bill is taking a personal day off today, due to a personal engagement. He’ll be back tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for more talk on the local and national issues that affect you. Thank you for your patience and for listening.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 16, 2020
6:35: Megan Pennington, a Food Sensitivity Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Naturotherapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition chats with Bill.
During this Covid-19 scare, it’s important to keep up our nutrients, and our immune system health. Food can be a problem:
How Healthy Food is Making You Sick
The healthiest foods often turn up as food intolerance. Here’s what you can do:
- Any food particle which escapes through the gut lining undigested can trigger the immune system and cause a negative reaction. Of the hundreds of clients I’ve tests for food sensitivities, it is often the healthiest foods, like kale, spinach, various fruits and fish which turn up as reactive on their results.
- Reactive foods stimulate a biological events which lead to headaches, skin issues, brain fog, fatigue, body pains, autoimmune conditions, and even cancer.
- People are confused when they consume a clean diet and healthy food choices, but still gain weight, feel exhausted, have digestive issues, and other serious health problems.
- There is a simple and effective way to identify reactive foods and calm the immune response. Megan and I discuss this.
Get more great information from Megan over at: MPHolisticNutrition.com
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report.
7:35: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner chats with Bill. We’ll get Court’s reaction to the governor’s Carbon edict, wildfire preview, other issues in Curry County.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, our local historian, author and retired Professor of Business Law at SOU, joins Bill for this week’s edition of What Made Southern Oregon Great!
The Creation of ScienceWorks
by Dennis Powers
Sharon and John Javna moved to Ashland from Berkeley, so their son, Jesse, could be in a good public school system and start kindergarten in 1995. John was a successful writer and publisher: His self-published book, “50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth,” had sold 5 million copies, was printed in 23 languages, and number one on different 1990 national best-seller lists. Sharon Javna had been a public defender in Oakland, who quit her job to stay at home when Jesse was born, joined three years later by their daughter, Sophie.
They loved being in the Valley and Ashland, but missed taking their children to the interactive museums found in the Bay area. Although lacking in experience, they started a small science museum (700 square feet) at Ashland Middle School, so that children could have hands-on experiences such as dissecting fish. They built the exhibits, a lab for experiments, and even showed a giant python. The tiny museum—named the Ashland Middle School Science Institute—was a success.
Sharon later was looking at the old natural history museum building, the once Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, above East Main and Walker in Ashland. Although it was empty, she thought that this would make a perfect museum, even if it was 26,000 square feet. The couple visited large science museums throughout the country, talking to administrators and understanding the operations.
Afterwards they met with joint founders, Marge and Dave Bernard, known for community activities and his connection with Ashland-based Darex Corporation (the family-owned, industrial sharpening firm with its Drill Doctor handyman tool). They also met with a good friend, Dan Kranzler, in Seattle who was president of his family’s Kirlin Charitable Foundation.
In 2001, through a cooperative arrangement with Kirlin (that purchased the building) and SOU (that leased back the underlying land), ScienceWorks leased the structure. Sharon’s legal background came in handy in taking over the administrative duties; John had been a toymaker before becoming an author and managed the exhibits. In the following year, a small museum staff with over 100 volunteers retrofitted the structure and built the exhibits. With such volunteering, opening the facilities cost $300,000, far below the $3-million price tag that consultants had predicted.
It opened in December 2002. Named one of the country’s best small science museums, it has some 100 interactive exhibits. Its exhibits change frequently and highlight from understanding electricity and earthquake safety to discovering the fundamental principles of aerodynamics while building simple planes and rockets. Subjects can range from “Magnetic Magic” and “Circuits and Bots” to “Mission: Possible control panels” and dinosaurs/Pterosaurs (ancient flying reptiles).
Arguably the second largest tourist destination in Ashland outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it also conducts on-site school programs, field trips, summer camps, and an outreach program for teacher development. ScienceWorks relies on admission charges, contributions, and membership fees to operate. See its website for the latest exhibits—all for the benefit of this region and beyond.
Sources: Paul Fattig, “Happy birthday, ScienceWorks,” Ashland Daily Tidings, December 1, 2012, at ScienceWorks History; Sanne Specht, “The Power of Community,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013; Science Works: “History” and latest exhibits at its ScienceWorks Website.