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Friday 7-15-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from www.RogueWeather.com and today’s outdoor report, sponsored by Oregon Truck and Auto Authority, Driven by Linex, on Airway Drive in Medford.
8:15 Farm Services Agency representative Glenn Archambault joins me with an update on food, farming, water, and how inflation is affecting all of it.
Thursday 7-14-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, www.IPI.org
Where Have All the Government Workers Gone?
What do you call it when hundreds of thousands of government jobs have been vacated since the beginning of the pandemic, and no one is willing to fill them?
A good start!
Here’s a very interesting statement in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report.
“Total nonfarm employment is down by 524,000, or 0.3 percent, from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020. Private-sector employment has recovered the net job losses due to the pandemic and is 140,000 higher than in February 2020, while government employment is 664,000 lower.”
7:35 Dr. Glenn Gumaer is in studio – update on our May conversation, where he is taking on the city of Medford for mistiming the traffic camera light at Stewart and Barnett Road. He’s appealing his red light ticket in Jackson County Circuit Court on 7/25. If you’d like to contact Dr. Gumaer and possibly join a future legal case regarding the red light cameras, email him – Gfgdc1@gmail.com
8:10 Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation, www.OregonFirearms.org
More schools are starting to ban concealed carry firearms on district property, the latest is Ashland Schools, which is considering doing so, and we discuss it.
8:40 Mike G. from Britt Festivals, www.BrittFest.org and we catch up on the upcoming shows and policies.
Wednesday 7-13-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com and here are some of his articles we discuss, great stuff:
7:10 Rob Schlapfer with Stand Up Oregon www.StandUpOregon.com
Next Wednesday is the Jackson County Library Services board meeting, 7/20 4-6pm at the main Medford Library – The fight is for a library FREE of ideological bias. Read more at www.StandUpOregon.com
8:10 Daniel Greenfield from www.FrontPageMag.com
More on Daniel: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2005/03/about-me.html
What the Death of Hollywood Means for America
While old Hollywood had a reputation for being liberal, many studio bosses and producers were actually fairly conservative, and movies were the products of a tug-of-war with more liberal writers, actors and directors. Movies had to be able to play in theaters across the country and serve as broad an audience as possible. Movies of that era might be homogenized, but they were less likely to openly offend or antagonize audiences. Movie stars were expected to at least pretend to lead moral lives and keep industry decadence locked away behind closed doors. Today streaming subscriptions are replacing movie theaters and television networks. And that also means that Silicon Valley is replacing Hollywood. Netflix, Amazon, and Apple demonstrated that they had the capital to dominate the entertainment industry. This isn’t good news for the culture. [more…]
8:35 Open for Business, sponsored today by Knox Classical Academy, www.KnoxMedford.com 541-531-9949 Ben McReynolds talks with Bill about the Academy’s mission, the goals of a classical Christian education. It’s a very intimate school, and it provides an education based on truth, beauty, Christian Philosophy, an emphasis on “The Great Books”. Call for a tour!
Tuesday 7-12-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute. This piece was adapted from his new book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Pandemics” (Regnery), publishing on July 26.
Last weekend, the Politically Incorrect Guide to Pandemics author Steven Mosher, joins Tucker Carlson who commented how “[Mosher] from the very beginning has been brave enough to point to the obvious origin of COVID.” Mosher has developed 3 years of research on COVID and long before that has been in close studies of China and world pandemics.
Steven Mosher also publishes a piece in the New York Post and shares these main points:
- “The Chinese Communist Party has a long history of covering up epidemics within China, and then carelessly — or deliberately — allowing them to spread around the world.”
- “But the Communist regime lied about the disease for months, silenced whistleblowers, doctored data, duped global health authorities, and even accused “outside forces” of carrying out a “bioterrorist” attack.”
- “Somewhere in China, perhaps even at the Wuhan Institute of Virology itself, they are even now genetically engineering new ‘unrestricted bioweapons.’ Anyone who thinks China’s biotechnology labs are going to be used for noble scientific purposes is committing the same fatal error that Dr. Fauci did.”
- “Another plague — again from China — is almost certain to hit us in our lifetimes. Indeed, the very bioweapon that will be used may already be lurking in a test tube somewhere.”
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger talks last night’s law enforcement funding hearing held in Cave Junction, and a major focus on Initiative Petition 22, which would ban denial of quorum in the legislature.
8:35 Open for Business, the Real Estate Update Edition with Jamie Batt,
Jamie Batte, Principal Broker with TruHome southern Oregon. we talk the latest real estate sales stats from Jo and Jackson County.
Email Jamie for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7-11-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Kurt Schlicter, www.TownHall.com columnist, L.A. Trial Lawyer, and author of his NEW book: We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America . This book delves into everything about our politics right now: abortion, Covid, China, guns, foreign policy, and the upcoming election. We’ll Be Back focuses on this great nation’s patriotic resurgence and the way forward to help bring back a conservative America once more.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business Law at Southern Oregon University, and author of “Where Past Meets Present” – more at www.DennisPowersBooks.com
By Dennis Powers
Two mule packers–John R. Poole and James Cluggage–were hauling supplies in January 1852 from the Willamette Valley to Sacramento. They camped by a foothill and began digging a hole to find water for their mules. As they dug, they noticed a gold color in the hole; they had accidentally discovered a rich gold deposit. The two men quickly filed claims on the land on Daisy Creek and named it, “Rich Gulch.” The two also filed claims along Jackson Creek, where large quantities of course placer gold were discovered. Once the news shot out, hundreds of men flocked there to find their share of the precious gold. Cluggage and Poole filed donation land claims, named their town “Table Rock City,” and which was soon renamed as “Jacksonville.”
Oregon was still a territory, Indian conflicts were commonplace, food was scarce, and all of the supplies came by mule train from faraway Crescent City. The gold-driven town grew by the winter of 1852, however, from a mining camp to over 2000 people in the area, complete with a bank, shops, businesses, saloons, and gambling halls. A few months later in January 1853, it became the county seat for the newly created, Jackson County. That same year, a destructive fire destroyed most of the wood-framed structures, but these were quickly rebuilt, primarily in brick.
Jacksonville’s fortunes seemed assured, but by the late 1870s much of the easy ore deposits had been taken. The railroad in 1884 then decided not to connect with Jacksonville, but to head directly to Medford. The expense of building the track did not justify sweeping down to it, but to angle on a straight line through Bear Creek Valley. Once this happened, Jacksonville began to lose residents and businesses.
Agriculture supplanted mining in the 1890s, and a privately-owned railroad spur connected Jacksonville with the main line. In 1927, however, the county seat moved to Medford with its airport, previous building expansion from the orchard boom, and location. Jacksonville’s economic decline continued into the 1960s.
In 1962, the proposal to re-route a new four-lane Highway 238 directly through the town’s middle brought its residents together to fight the project. Robby Collins had moved that year into Jacksonville and with others led the successful opposition against the highway project. This movement galvanized these groups to begin efforts to preserve the historic, remarkable 19th century buildings and residences.
Their efforts met with success when the town’s core in 1966 was designated a National Historic Landmark, the first time a town was so honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Approximately 326 acres in size and including nearly 890 structures, the Landmark District is large, but not the same size as the city limits. More than 100 individual buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1977, the National Landmark Advisory Board adopted a larger formal boundary, which included the supporting residential neighborhoods.
Located some five miles from Medford, residents and tourists alike flock now to Jacksonville and have given it a real vitality. Its historic vintage is now its gold, not to mention the Britt Festival and other attractions.
Sources: Dennis Powers, Where Past Meets Present, Hellgate Press: Ashland, OR, 2017, “Jacksonville” at pp. 391-393; “Mining Artifacts: Oregon Mines,” at Gold Discovered in Jacksonville; “Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: History of Jacksonville,” at History; “National Historic Landmarks: Jacksonville National History District,” at National Historic District.
8:35 Matt Allen on OPEN FOR BUSINESS from Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC –
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Friday 7-08-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com with this week’s DC Swamp update!
7:10 Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com with today’s Outdoor Report.
7:35 Chery Stritenberg from the Eagle Point School District School Board. She’s looking for your support to amend what we call the “Tampons in the Boys Room” rule. The deadline is July 20th!
Some background: Chery Stritenberg petitioned ODE regarding the Menstrual Dignity for Students.
Chery discovered OAR 137-001-0070 Petition to Promulgate, Amend, or Appeal Rule and this is how she did her petition that was then submitted to get a period granted for Public Comment.
The petition asks to amend the rule to be fiscally responsible by not having feminine hygene products in boys’ bathrooms .
Website for info on how to participate in Public Comment: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/31f1138?fbclid=IwAR07ckRQE50TbCBnk-ENgfZTuoFs9nnACvp7uOVkVZ98GRfF3BJCujlEmbM
- Inspire listeners/people to go to this website and send in comments!
NOTICE FOR INVITATION OF PUBLIC COMMENT
The Oregon Department of Education has received a petition to amend certain administrative rules pursuant to OAR 137-001-0070 Petition to Promulgate, Amend, or Repeal Rule.
Petitioner proposes to amend two administrative rules: OAR 581-021-0587 Menstrual Dignity for Students: Definitions and OAR 581-021-0590 Menstrual Dignity for Students: Requirements. The administrative rules were adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2022 in order to implement ORS 326.545.
Invitation for Public Comment
Pursuant to OAR 137-001-0070(3), the Department is inviting written public comment on the proposed amendments, including whether options exist for achieving the rule’s substantive goals in a way that reduces negative economic impact on businesses.
Written public comment may be submitted to the Department by email at the ODE Rule Testimony inbox or mail to:
Oregon Department of Education, Attention: Rules Coordinator
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310
The public comment period will close on July 20, 2022.
Petitioner’s proposed amendment:
“‘Student bathroom’ means a bathroom that is accessible by students, including a gender-neutral bathroom, and any bathroom designated for females.”
Petitioner’s proposed amendment:
“(1) All education providers shall install at least two dispensers accessible to students.
(2) All education providers shall stock and maintain menstrual product dispensers in at least two student bathrooms in each public-school building. Education providers shall determined whether to prioritize dispenser installation providing access to menstrual products for students.”
If you have any questions, please reach out to the ODE Rules Coordinator, at ODE.RuleTestimony@state.or.us
8:10 Jamie Batte, Broker with TruHome, we talk the latest real estate sales stats from Jo and Jackson County.
Email Jamie for more information email@example.com
Thursday 7-07-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Mr. X talks with me about SB762, and how this wildfire mapping bill could really cause property owners headaches in the rural lands. The following are links you can use to learn more. Proper public input is the key to fighting this.
The Measure Text:
More interesting coverage:
“CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists and collaborators from throughout the West say that thinning and prescribed burning are crucial parts of adaptive management for seasonally dry, fire-dependent forests such as those east of the Cascade crest.
In a paper published this week in Ecological Applications, Andrew Merschel, James Johnston and Meg Krawchuk of the OSU College of Forestry also join other researchers in acknowledging the role of Indigenous fire stewardship in past and present landscapes and the value of restoring that stewardship – intentional low-severity burning that reduces fuels and is important culturally.”
“Exceptionally hot, dry weather has already fueled dozens of fires across the west in 2021, including the 400,000-acre Bootleg fire in south central Oregon,” said Krawchuk, a forest ecologist who has been researching approaches for societal adaptation to fire for years. “A hundred years of federal policy that prevented regular surface fires in these forests has led to forests that are too dense and packed with brush and allow fires to ignite and spread easily. Our team wants to give land managers and others across the region a clear picture of the best available science and how they can use it to make good decisions about managing landscapes.””
scientists say this also means accepting wildfire as an inevitable part of the landscape.
“Wildfire is catching up to us,” said lead author Tania Schoennagel, a research scientist at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. “We’re learning our old tools aren’t enough and we need to approach wildfire differently.”
The western United States has seen a 2-degree-Celsius rise in annual average temperature and lengthening of the fire season by almost three months since the 1970s. Both elements contribute to what the authors refer to as the “new era of western wildfires.” This pattern of bigger, hotter fires, along with the influx of homes into fire-prone areas — more than 2 million since 1990 — has made wildfire vastly more costly and dangerous.
“For a long time, we’ve thought that if we try harder and do better, we can get ahead of wildfire and reduce the risks,” said Schoennagel. “We can no longer do that. This is bigger than us, and we’re going to have to adapt to wildfire rather than the other way around.”
As part of this adaptation process, the authors advocate for actions that may be unpopular, such as allowing more fires to burn largely unimpeded in wildland areas and intentionally setting more fires, or “controlled burns,” to reduce natural fuels like undergrowth in more developed areas. Both these steps would reduce future risk and help ecosystems adapt to increasing wildfire and warming.
They also argue for reforming federal, state and local policies that have the unintended consequence of encouraging people to develop in fire-prone areas. Currently, federal taxpayers pick up the tab for preventing and fighting western wildfires, a cost that has reached some $2 billion a year. If states and counties were to bear more of that cost, it would provide incentive to adopt planning efforts and fire-resistant building codes that would reduce risk.
7:45 Jo County Commissioner Baertschiger discusses the controversial topic of how or why not to tax marijuana growers.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of Business at Southern Oregon University. We dig deeply into the recent SCOTUS decisions.
Wednesday 7-06-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with www.EpAutos.com and a great talk on cars, transportation news and politics.
7:35 Kevin Starrett at Oregon Firearms Federation – www.OregonFirearms.org
We discuss an Oregon Ballot Measure that would End Gun Sales and other important firearms and political news.
8:45 “Open For Business with Randal from Advanced Air – www.MyAdvancedAir.com
Tuesday 7-05-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Benita Cotton-Orr, a new fellow to the “Do No Harm”, a national non-profit that is working to eliminate the “woke” takeover of American medicine. www.DoNoHarmMedicine.org
Here’s a link to Benita’s latest Op-ed on the topic in the New York Post:
More about Benita: Cotton-Orr, who immigrated from South Africa in 1986, is a policy expert with a background in journalism. Her outspoken opposition to racially based and discriminatory policies is rooted in personal experience and the discrimination and inequities her family, friends and colleagues suffered under apartheid.
“Benita has a powerful voice to speak on behalf of patients who are tired of divisive ideologies creeping into the healthcare sector,” said Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, chairman of Do No Harm. “Her depth and breadth of experience in shaping public policies is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to her supporting Do No Harm’s mission.”
Cotton-Orr is a respected voice for principled, policy solutions who has moderated events and addressed civic and leadership groups across Georgia on current issues and free-market solutions. She has been a frequent contributor to newspapers and television and radio programs around the state and spent seven years providing free-market perspectives as a conservative commentator on a weekly Atlanta Radio Korea program.
7:10 Dr. Richard Urso – Is There Any Link Between the COVID-19 Vaccine and Heart Attacks?
Co-Founder of the International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Scientists (Global Covid Summit)
Dr. Richard Urso is a board-certified ophthalmologist and one of America’s Frontline Doctors. Urso is a scientist, sole inventor of an FDA-approved wound healing drug, and the Former Director of Orbital Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He believes we cannot use a one-size-fits-all approach to fighting Covid.
- Co-founder of the International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Scientists
- Organizes Global Covid Summit events.
- Drug design and treatment specialist
- An ophthalmologist
- Former Chief of Orbital Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Richard Urso says COVID vaccines are ineffective at preventing COVID infection and transmission, which nullifies any medical sense in mandating them. Moreover, the vaccines are extremely unsafe since they introduce the most toxic part of the virus – the spike protein – into the body. That toxic part can land in any organ in the human body, causing inflammation and potentially a permanent damage.
Instead of relying on vaccines, Dr. Urso proposes using COVID early treatments that are proven to be extremely safe and effective.
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger – Talk radio on the menu? Herman resigns as GOP chair, and we discuss other issues, too.