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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 13, 2020
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill for the Weekly Swamp Update! Today, we’ll discuss the Coronavirus and more going on in Mordor on The Potomac.
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7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself joins Bill for the Friday Outdoor Report. Greg will tell you what you can do over the weekend in the woods, on the rivers and lakes in our area. He’ll give you an update on the weather too. See more from Greg, over at: RogueWeather.com
7:35: Gary Lundgren, Director of the upcoming film Phoenix, Oregon which will be coming out in theaters soon.
Phoenix, Oregon, a A Comedy of Midlife Reinvention and The Redeeming Power of Friendship will premiere in Medford on March 20th.
Defying midlife haze, two friends, a graphic novelist and a chef, seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”
Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Reynaldo Gallegos (Triple Frontier, American Sniper), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).
The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.
Check out more info at: PhoenixOregonMovie.com
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7:50: Sandi Crowder, owner of Sandi’s Candies in Grants Pass, and now the proud owner of Blind George’s Popcorn talks with Bill about it.
8:10: Dr. Steven Hotze M.D., Founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness in Houston, Texan talks with Bill today about the Coronavirus, and how he believes that it’s simply a ploy to control your life through fear.
You can call Dr. Hotze at: 281-698-8698, or head over to his website:
8:50: Mike Gantenbein, “Mike G” Marketing Director of the Britt Festival chats with Bill by phone to tell you about the latest news from Britt.
Get showtimes and tickets at BrittFest.org
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:20: Jay “The Bird” Reese, local sports reporter does his Early Bird Sports Update live with Bill this morning.
6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know, chats with Bill today.
Apparently, the MIT Technology Review says that the Coronavirus will affect Climate Change. Rubbish? Maybe? We’ll talk about it with Gregory.
Read the article for yourself: Why the coronavirus outbreak is terrible news for climate change
You can get a copy of Inconvenient Facts, and check out more great information from Greg, all over at his website: InconvenientFacts.xyz
7:10: Mark Seligman, Josephine County activist and candidate for Josephine County Commissioner, Position 2 talks with Bill.
7:35: Rick Amato, CNN Financial Analyst chats with Bill this hour. What impact will the Coronavirus have on the economy?
As the coronavirus spreads, stock prices have been in free fall. Since its peak in February, the S&P 500 has plunged by 17%. Oil prices are plummeting, too.
Read this article to learn more: Two economic scenarios for the impact of coronavirus on the US
For more from Rick, take a look at his website: AmatoTalk.com
Rick Amato is a national television commentator, Washington Times columnist, financial and economic pundit. He is the current host of Politics and Profits and previously served as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Prior to entering media he was named ‘Top Financial Advisor in La Jolla, CA’ by the readers of the La Jolla, CA local newspaper.
8:45: Mike McCoy from The Skillbillies talks with Bill today as part of our business segment. SkillBillies.Com is a catchy name for an association of seasoned pros who can fix your home at a price that won’t send you to the poor farm. If it’s a reasonable request, we’ll charge you $99 for each job we do. You can hire a skilbilly on the website, and also apply to BE a “skillbilly”.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com chats with Bill this morning. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.
Today, we’re talking with Eric about how, very soon, they may start putting a device in your new car, that will rat you out if you don’t drive like a robot.
And… is there actually a SENSIBLE electric car? Woah! No way?
Check out more from Eric, and read his reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com
7:10: State Representative Kim Wallan (R-Medford) talks with Bill. Today, Kim will give us the low-down on Governor Brown’s actions and fallout from the recently ended session.
7:35: Bud & Carla LeFever a Medford couple chats with Bill. Bud and Carla have been quarantined on the “Coronavirus Cruise Ship” in California for the last 18 days. They’re set to leave the ship today, only, they don’t know where yet. They’ll tell us what they saw during their confinement.
8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show today to talk about his choice to not run for re-election, the E-Boards, Governor Brown’s Carbon plan and other issues.
8:35: Matt Allen, Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Reverse Mortgage Funding talks with Bill for today’s local business segment.
If you have questions about reverse mortgages, you can either email Matt at: email@example.com, or give him a call at: 541-897-4464, or you can even call Matt on his cell: 541-324-8887.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:10: Don Trumbull with SAFE STATES chats with Bill today about the vulnerability in the country’s supply line/chains if a solar flare, or EMP attack were to take place.
His findings inspired the SAFE STATES Project, a civilian countermeasure to solar flare/EMP attacks.
Find out more over at: SafeStatesProject.com
8:10: Judy Ahrens, once a candidate for the Three Rivers School District in Josephine County talks with Bill. Today, we discuss the “diversity” rules in place for our local school districts accepting money from the “Student Success Act”.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 9, 2020
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report.
7:35: Ethan Blevins, an attorney that deals with First Amendment, property rights and separation of powers cases with the Pacific Legal Foundation chats with Bill this hour.
Today, we talk with Ethan about an ordinance that went into effect on March 1st in Portland. The Fair Access in Renting ordinance tightens up the rental application review process by prioritizing applications by the order they were received, rather than by landlord preference.
Should landlords be forced to take the first applicant that applies to rent their property? We’ll discuss it.
Here’s an article with more details:
You can always see much more, all over at: PacificLegal.org
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, our local historian, author and retired SOU, Professor of Business Law joins Bill in studio for this week’s editon of: “What Made Southern Oregon Great!”
Check out more from Dr. Powers at: DennisPowersBooks.com
David Siddon grew up in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley in the 1940s when it was still rural country, and he was able to bicycle to near wilderness and see everything from condors and hawks to snakes and lizards. Siddon later pursued a career as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker that typically centered on his fascination with wildlife, as he traveled the world filming for television productions that involved Disney or “Wild Kingdom.”
Loving the outdoors, he and his wife left the Southern California “rat race” in the early 1970s when they heard about seventeen acres of wilderness property outside Grants Pass and near Merlin on the “Wild and Scenic” section of the Rogue River (on Lower River Road). They bought the land sight unseen and later acquired seven more acres. With this land, they could do more than raise baby owls in the laundry room or golden eagles in a backyard, as done before moving to the Rogue.
Obtaining the needed permits from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he could care there for numbers of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. In no time, the public and law enforcement were bringing wounded animals to his place. Siddon found himself taking care of hundreds of animals each year and having to fund everything by himself.
With varying injuries, the wild animals treated included species from baby squirrels, raccoons, jack rabbits, bear cubs, and badgers to songbirds, hawks, bald eagles, herons, and owls. In addition to the yearly hundreds of baby animals brought in, the permanent “residents” augmented this when their injuries made them unable to return to the wild. In fact, two eagles—named Duchess and Phoenix—were there for over 30 years.
With a flair for public speaking, Siddon appeared at places from television shows to school assemblies throughout the Pacific Northwest in telling his story. To help with finances, many of the animals appeared in commercials and films, including the Buick automobile series with his red-tailed hawk named “Happy” who flew over the cars.
In 1981 J. David established it as a nonprofit facility with two important purposes: first, a place to provide critical care and rehabilitative services for injured wildlife; second, to provide education to the public. Wildlife Images accepts animals, birds, raptors (birds of prey), and even reptiles. Animals not accepted are opossums (a non-native species), coyotes (governed by livestock management regulations), and mountain lions (a risk to rehabilitate and release after developing human-comfort levels).
In 1996, J. David Siddon lost his battle with cancer. His son, Dave, left his job of twelve years in Portland at the Oregon Zoo to take over the management and ensure the continuation of these dreams. With a limited paid staff, its 80 dedicated volunteers and local vet-donated services, the facility cares annually for more than 2,000 animals.
Over a period of 30 years it has released over 35,000 animals back to their natural habitat. Its release rate of intakes is near 50% each year—far above the national average of 33%. Wildlife Images doesn’t receive any local, state, or federal funding, but relies instead on individual donations of time, money, and services. It is a story that needed to be told.