4-23 to 4-27-2018: Bill Meyer’s Blog

4-23 to 4-27-2018


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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, April 27, 2018:

6:35: Raheel Raza, Clarion Project Advisory Board member, Founding member of the Muslim Reformer Movement and international human rights activist talks with Bill. The Clarion Project is launching a new campaign to prevent the spread of radical Islamic ideology and violence in American children and youth. Raheel Raza:  “The radicalization of youth is at a crisis level and in speaking with parents, youth, activists and legislators, there is a general agreement that there need to be programs put into place to help the youth.  Essentially there is not safe space “between the Mosque and the Mall” for Muslim youth to express their concerns.  The ones who are recruited are troubled youth with nowhere to turn, hence the mercenaries pounce on them—both Muslim and non-Muslim.” The FBI is investigating radical Islamic terror plots in all 50 states, but many Americans are ignorant to this fact and wrongly believe “it won’t happen to me.”  The U.S. has no national program to prevent and counter violent extremism—and most local programs intervene too late. Raheel Raza contends that America’s youth are being radicalized, and that this crisis requires immediate action to prevent violent attacks in the United States and Western world. “According to CIA estimates about 2000 Westerners have travelled to Iraq and Syria (many via Turkey) to join ISIS.  It’s estimated that from these more than 100 came from the USA.” Raheel Raza:  “Clarion Project’s plan to educate youth before they are radicalized is a way of resolving the issue.  Their films and educational material addresses the issues that many people do not want to address given the politically correct climate we live in.  However hate taught at a young age is something we must address.  As a mother and grandmother I am concerned about the next generation of Muslim youth and want to provide support before it’s too late.” You can find out more, and read more at: ClarionProject.org. 7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:45: Stephen Mayer of the Better Business Bureau joins the show once again. Today we’re talking about a new scam that the BBB has been tracking. This time the victims are job seekers. The BBB Northwest and Pacific are warning of the company called: Cube Survey. Four reports since April 3rd have come across the BBB’s radar about this company that claims to be hiring “Mystery Shoppers.” At least one person is said to have been bilked for nearly $7,800. Here’s how the scam works according to the BBB: Victims receive a message through LinkedIn, which appears to be from an acquaintance, suggesting they sign up for the mystery shopper job at Cube Survey which claims to be based in Hawaii. Once “hired,” they are sent a check to deposit in their personal bank account, and told to deduct their commission. They are then instructed to purchase Walmart gift cards, of varying amounts, so they may “evaluate” the store’s customer service. To prove they performed the task, they must send a picture of the code on the back of the gift cards to Cube Survey. This allows the scammers to drain the accounts on the gift cards. Soon, the victim discovers the check deposited in their account for payment has bounced, and they are left to cover the amount of the gift cards. The BBB has received reports from victims in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. 8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors calls in for your daily check of the Stock Market. He’ll also give you a report on stocks of local interest. For an appointment, you can get ahold of Royal at: OPFA.com, or give him a call at: 541-772-1116. 8:10: Kirk Kolb, Superintendent of Grants Pass School District 7 talks with Bill. We’ll be discussing the $135 million dollar bond measure the district hopes to pass, to fund 2 new middle schools.

 Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, April 26, 2018:

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, Geologist and author of the book “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know,” chats with Bill. Are climate scientists beginning to backpeddle on the entire climate change argument? We’ll discuss it. Pick up a copy of “Inconvenient Facts,” by clicking HERE. 7:10: Ramesh Arunachalam, author of the newly released book: “9/11: The Unanswered Questions,” chats with Bill. In his book, Ramesh talks about the major conspiracy theories and questions people raise about 9/11 and also discusses why they still exist. To pick up your own copy, click here.  

Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, April 25, 2018:

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform calls into the show. We’ll be looking into the DACA issue, where a judge has ruled that President Trump can’t get rid of it. Check out more at: FairUS.org. 7:10: Knute Buehler, GOP Gubernatorial Candidate talks with Bill, live in studio, and takes your questions in his bid to unseat current Democratic Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Learn more about Knute at: KnuteBuehler.com. 7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. We’ll be discussing a shots fired call the MPD was dispatched to early Tuesday morning. The suspects apparently fired at an unoccupied business from a blue Subaru hatchback vehicle on Biddle Road. 8:10: Joseph Rice, the Josephine County man who submitted a proposal to make Josephine County a “Sanctuary County,” for gun ownership, talks with Bill about his idea. 8:35: Kevin Lamson, Executive Director of Hearts With a Mission and Tony Mendenhall, Director of the Grants Pass Hearts With A Mission House comes into the studio. This coming weekend is the Homeless to Hopeful Superhero Run. Kevin and Tony are here to tell us all about it. Learn more at: HeartsWithAMission.org/events-fundraisers

Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, April 24, 2018:

6:35: Mary Price, General Counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums talks with Bill. Today we’ll discuss a new public education and advocacy campaign to urge the creation, expansion, and robust use of federal and state programs that grant early release to prisoners with compelling circumstances, such as a terminal or age-related illness. “The Campaign for Compassionate Release” comprises a diverse group of organizations, including Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), American Conservative Union Foundation, Human Rights Watch, National Council of Churches, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and National Disability Rights Network. READ:FAMM Announces Launch of National Campaign for Compassionate Release.” Mary directs the FAMM Litigation Project and advocates for reform of federal sentencing and corrections law and policy before Congress, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Justice. Families Against Mandatory Minimums is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety. We see a country where criminal sentencing is individualized, humane, and sufficient to impose fair punishment and protect public safety. Our supporters include taxpayers, families, prisoners, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, criminal justice experts and concerned citizens. See more at: FAMM.org 8:10: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition chats with Bill. Today, we’re discussing the Macron visit. Could this be a ploy to drag the U.S. back into a Climate Change agreement? Tom Harris, for the past three years, has taught climate science at Carleton University, Ottawa. Get more at: ClimateScienceInternational.org. 8:35: Mr. X, crack researcher and expert on all things Green Mafia, leaves the safety of his hidden, Southern Oregon bunker, and joins Bill live in studio. Today we’re talking about the proposed Medford street fee hike, and what it could mean for commuters in the future.

Bill’s Guests for: Monday, April 23, 2018:

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s all about what’s currently going on in The Swamp. Today, we’ll have a chat about the latest in the Democrat lawsuit. See more at: GetLiberty.org, and DailyTorch.com. 6:50: Brigadier General Anthony Tata, retired U.S. Army General has a short talk with Bill on his new novel: Reaper: Ghost Target – A Sniper Story.” In the book, Vick Harwood (aka Reaper) is on a strategic mission in Kandahar to take down the number one threat to U.S. soldiers – a mercenary named Khasan Basayev. When the mission ends in a surprise attack on his position, it falls to a rescue team to take out Harwood’s comatose body, leaving behind the young “spotter,” Sammie Samuelson, who had disappeared. Anthony J Tata, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret), commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He is the author of seven national bestselling novels, including books from The Captain Jake Mahegan and Threat Series. He is the national Security Expert for One America News Network and a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. 7:10: It’s the Water World Boat & Powersport Outdoor Report, with Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com. 7:35: Corey Crebbin, Public Works Director for the City of Medford drops by the studio. We’ll talk about the proposed utility fee increase for maintenance projects today. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers stops by the studio today to bring you today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Bobby Doerr: Hall of Famer

Robert Pershing Doerr (“Bobby Doerr”) was born in Los Angeles in 1919, and his middle name was in honor of WW I famed, General John J. Pershing. Bobby believed that he would have had to work for the telephone company like the rest of his family if he hadn’t found his baseball career. He was 16 when he joined the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1934, and moved with the team to San Diego in 1936, where they became the Padres. Hall-of-Famer Eddie Collins signed him with the American League’s Boston Red Sox on the same day as Ted Williams. After the 1936 season in San Diego, Doerr spent the winter fly fishing for steelhead in Oregon, where he fell in love with Monica Roseman Terpin, the teacher in the one-room schoolhouse after meeting her at a dance. The next spring, Doerr was called by the Red Sox to join future Hall of Fame stars Ted Williams, Joe Cronin, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Grove. At the young age of 18, Bobby made his big-league debut on April 20, 1937. (After this season, Doerr and Monica were married.) Dubbed the “Silent Captain” by his longtime teammate and friend, Ted Williams, he first played 8 full seasons with the Red Sox, missing 1945 due to his service in World War II, and completed his 14 seasons from 1946 – 1951. Doerr was modest and very well-liked by teammates and competitors alike. He was a nine-time All-Star with a .288 lifetime average, 2,042 hits, 223 home runs, and 1,247 RBIs. He had six seasons with at least 100 RBIs. His fielding was excellent, including 414 straight games without an error at second base, which was a record at the time. Doerr lead the league in fielding percentage (four times), double play (four times), and assists (three times), not to mention different batting statistics as slugging percentage, triples, and the like. He credited his fielding skill to endless hours bouncing a rubber ball against the front steps of his family’s Los Angeles home After a bad back forced him to retire after the 1951 season, Doerr moved his family to Junction City, his wife’s hometown, so their son, Don, could go to middle school. (Junction City’s population now is some 6,000; it’s located in Lane County, north of Eugene on Highway 99 and near the Willamette River.) He was a coach with the Red Sox from 1967-69 and a batting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980. Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski credited Doerr for helping him break a bad start where he went onto become the league’s MVP and the Red Sox won the AL pennant. Bobby Doerr was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983–and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986; the Red Sox retired his No. 1 jersey in 1988 and elected him to their Hall of Fame in 1995. Since 2008, Junction City has hosted the Bobby Doerr Baseball Classic each June for players under 14 years old. Before his wife, Monica, died in 2003, they had been married for 65 years. When he died on November 13, 2017, he was 99 years-old, the longest-living Baseball Hall of Famer ever—and more than likely the classiest act. In honor of his fishing (and life), a room is named for him at the Paradise Lodge on the Wild Scenic section of the Rogue River. 8:45: Cherisse from No Wires Media stops by the studio for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment.

 Bill’s Guests for: Friday, April 20, 2018:

6:35: Dr. Tim Ball, the author of “Human Caused Global Warming: The Biggest Deception in History,” and an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. Dr. Ball is the Chief Science Adviser of International Climate Science Coalition talks with Bill. This book examines the claims of human induced global warming made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) using proper journalistic and investigative techniques. It explains how it was a premeditated, orchestrated deception, using science to impose a political agenda. It fooled a majority including most scientists. To get your copy of Dr. Ball’s book click HERE. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Lou Ogden, candidate for Bureau of Labor and Industries calls the show today. Vote4LouOgden.com. 8:10: Allen Alley, former Chairman for the Oregon Republican Party and former Oregon Gubernatorial candidate talks with Bill today. Allen has penned an interesting op-ed in The Oregonian, about a play he recently attended, and it’s apparent, anti-Mormon message. READ: “We Love To Laugh at ‘The Book of Mormon.” What if it was ‘The Book of The Koran?'” 8:45: Kathleen Kellenbeck from Storage at Exit 24 drop by the studio for today’s segment of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

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