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Thursday 6-16-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Gregory Wrightstone is a geolotist and the Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition in Arlington Virginia. He is bestselling author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this month hobbling the Biden administration’s efforts to rein in greenhouse gases – but its impact could weaken Washington’s power to oversee wide swaths of American life well beyond climate change.
The upcoming decision on the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate oversight offers the conservative justices an opportunity to undermine federal regulations on a host of issues, from drug pricing and financial regulations to net neutrality. Critics of the EPA have clamored for the high court to do just that, by declaring it unlawful for federal agencies to make “major” decisions without clear authorization from Congress.
The Supreme Court and several Republican-appointed judges have invoked the same principle repeatedly during the past year to strike down a series of Biden administration responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Liberal legal scholars worry that the EPA case could yield an aggressive version of that thinking — unraveling much of the regulatory state as it has existed since the New Deal.
That has implications for other major rules that President Joe Biden’s agencies are writing or defending in court, including wetlands protections, limits on car and truck pollution, insurance coverage for birth control under Obamacare, and even the Trump administration’s attempts to lower drug prices.
8:10 Dr. William Forstchen, historian, military expert, author of “One Second After” and “Day Of Wrath” www.dayofwrathbook.com
After a rash of mass shootings, including the horrific massacre inside a Texas elementary school, legislators in Washington are debating what can be done. Military expert and historian Dr. William R. Forstchen spelled out his suggestion in an opinion editorial published by The Washington Times.
“Train and arm teachers,” Forstchen wrote. “Not all teachers, never anyone who says they don’t want to (and live in a bubble of hope, rather than reality). In every school, from elementary to college, there are former military personnel working as teachers, coaches and administrators. Many would volunteer for rigorous training if it offered the chance of protecting our students. Train them and arm them to carry concealed, even if it is just a light-caliber pistol slipped into a holster under a jacket.”
William R. Forstchen is a New York Times bestselling author and holds a doctoral degree from Purdue University with a specialization in military history and technology. He is a noted expert historian and public speaker and has been interviewed on FOX News, C-SPAN, and Coast to Coast on topics ranging from history to technology and cultural issues, to space technology development, to security threats.
To read the entire op-ed, visit https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jun/7/train-and-arm-teachers-they-would-be-the-unknown-f/. More information about Day of Wrath can be found here: http://dayofwrathbook.com/.
Wednesday 6-15-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist from www.EpAutos.com
Just some of what we discussed from his site include
The Truth about EV’s – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/06/13/the-truth-about-evs/
Funeral for a Friend – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/06/14/funeral-for-a-friend/
7:10 Brett Jauhola, discusses the Rogue Retreat issue from his POV of having been subject to outside attacks against a faith group.
7:35 Mary Theroux, is director of the documentary Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope. Mary is the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Independent Institute.
A new film directed and narrated by CA conservative think-tank Independent Institute’s Chairman and CEO Mary Theroux highlights San Francisco’s homeless issue and compares it to a system that is working in San Antonio, TX called Haven for Hope. Haven for Hope is a public/private initiative on a large campus which provides housing, treatment, life skills and much more (Mary’s keyword for this is transformational services.) Haven for Hope is sort of a one-stop-shop that has proven results, taking people off the streets of downtown San Antonio. Mary would eventually like to start such a campus in the Bay Area, as she thinks this model can work here in Northern California.
From Mary Theroux, the Director:
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city officials are celebrating the supposed decline in homelessness shown by this year’s Point-in-Time Count. Yet a closer look reveals the 15% decline figure being celebrated is simply the number of “unhoused residents” of the city, with the numbers in shelters increasing by 18%. So, while San Francisco has directed millions into Project Roomkey and other housing options, recent revelations show that many of those so housed would have been better off left in the streets.
San Francisco needs more shelter options, most importantly residential programs that provide transformational services, but it is clear that the city is not a competent housing provider.
Conditions in housing under San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) equal the worst of those described of early 20th century tenements: mixing unstable populations suffering from untreated severe mental illness and addiction with those pursuing recovery, broken elevators trapping wheelchair-bound residents in their rooms, black mold, cockroaches and rodents, feces in common showers, clogged plumbing, and more. As one resident characterized his building: “This place is really evil.”
Four walls do not a treatment program make, and San Francisco residents and taxpayers need to demand true accountability for the $1.2 billion the city is spending annually on homelessness – not simply reconsideration by city leaders of “a possible ballot measure to provide better oversight of the city homeless department.”
8:10 Bridget Barton, former GOP gubernatorial candidate. Now endorsing independent Betsy Johnson in the race, and starting a group “Republicans For Betsy Johnson”.
Tuesday 6-14-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Armin Brott, aka Mr. Dad, is a spokesman for the Men’s Health Network. He is author of The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to The Toddler Years, a nationally published columnist on manhood and fatherhood, and Host of ‘Positive Parenting,’ a weekly talk show.
More on the Book: The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to The Toddler Years
HIS WEBSITE HERE:
We talks about a new survey – Study says women find men that want to be fathers more desirable
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner and Oregon GOP Chair Herman Baertschiger – update on the shooting range transfer, firearms politics, Gubernatorial politics thoughts
8:10 Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation – www.OregonFirearms.org – Betsy Johnson caves on her support for the second amendment, so what’s next in the gubernatorial election?
8:45 Open for Business, with Jamie Batte From TruHome https://www.truhome.net/myteam
Jamie talks about the latest real estate industry news in the area, outlook for investment property
Monday 6-13-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Dr. Michael Arthur, (formerly of KMED News) and Dr. Deana Adams, author of
Embracing Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury (After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories) 1st Edition
by Michael S. Arthur (Author), Deana Adams (Author)
(From Amazon) – his important book provides a firsthand account of a university professor who experienced traumatic brain injury. It tells the story of Michael Arthur, who had recently accepted a position as vice principal of a new high school. After only two weeks on the job, he was involved in a car accident while driving through an intersection in northern Utah.
Through his personal account, he takes the reader into the dark interworkings of his mind as he tries to cope with his new reality. He provides insight into how he learned how to process information and even speak without stumbling on his words while also sharing how his significant relationships suffered as he tried to navigate the restless seas of doubt while trying to circumvent his unyielding symptoms.
The book is about finding optimism and gaining insight into the struggles of the brain-injured patient and about trying to understand the perspectives of loved ones who can’t quite grasp the idea of an invisible injury. From the sudden onset of garbled speech to the challenges of processing information, the changing dynamic of the author’s life is highlighted to help family members and healthcare workers better understand.
More about the book – www.Routledge.com and here’s the Amazon link page –
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “Where Past Meets Present”. More about Dennis at www.DennisPowersBooks.com
The Hop Fields of Southern Oregon
By Dennis Powers
Used as a flavoring and stabilizing agent in brewing beer, hops were first grown on the East Coast and ultimately brought to the Pacific Northwest as farmers migrated westward. The female hop-flowers are used, and these help prevent spoilage by retarding bacterial growth while imparting a taste that depends on the type of hop vine.
The Rogue River Valley between the Cascades and Coast Range was found to be fertile with mild temperatures and just right for growing hops. The industry centered in Josephine County, dating back to 1875 when hops were first grown; by 1905 a total of 365 acres of hops were under cultivation. Some 600 acres by the early 1930s were being grown in Josephine County.
It takes at least two years for hop plants to mature–the vines are worked upwards on wires strung between poles, sometimes ten feet high, just like roses grown on a trellis. One to two inches long, the conical fruit is light as a feather and turns into a yellowish-green color when ripe. Pruning of the vines typically begins in January, followed by repairing the trellises. The vines are cultivated, twined, and the fruit picked when ripe during a short summer season. The hops are then dried and processed.
Picking hops was hard work, and workers had to get used to the tedious work of “dust and sweat, scratchy vines, and sand in your shoes; dirty hands and the bitter taste that remains, even after washing one’s hands; filthy outhouses and community drinking cups.” Locals mainly worked in the hop yards, stripping the pungent flowers off the vines into a hamper, a heavy canvas bag hung on a round metal frame. It was estimated in the 1930s that an average picker made $1 per day, based on the number of pounds picked.
Weighers worked through the field to hang sacks on a scale and recorded the weight on a ticket. The sacks were then thrown onto a trailing truck, which transported the hops to kilns for drying; air blasts of 140- to 180-degrees Fahrenheit with a sulfurous acid gas fumigation then followed that killed the plant lice, pests, and blue mold. The dried hops were then cooled, compressed into large bales, and stored in a cool, dry place for future shipment to the breweries.
Since pickers were not paid by the hour, laborers could choose when to work, such as in cooler hours and stop to eat or take a “potty” break when they wanted to. Thus, kids on summer vacation could pick hops to earn money for themselves or help out the family.
In Josephine County in 1946 alone, framers harvested over 2,050,000 pounds of hops; at the industry’s peak in the 1950s, nearly 5,000 acres of hops were being cultivated in this region. Most of the hops were grown in Oregon, Washington, California, and New York, with the Willamette Valley a competitor to Josephine County. The hop industry in Southern Oregon, however, dramatically decreased over time by the eighties, due to the mechanization of farms in other locations, overproduction with low hop prices, and the changing tastes of beer drinkers to preferring light beers that didn’t need the types of hops then grown here.
The 250-acre Sunny Brook Hop Yards by Grants Pass was the last, large hop grower outside of the Willamette Valley. In the late 1980s, it stopped production; the property was sold in 1989 to the Naumes family’s Wild River Orchards, who planted the site with pear trees. The City of Grants Pass purchased the property in early 2006 for a future park ($2.7 million purchase price), and this location is now named the River Road Reserve. Since then, the city has looked at different ways of unlocking the value.
Hops are now trained on low trellises, and hop machines now pick instead of workers. As every agricultural product has cycles of low and high prices, hop costs tripled in a short time during the late 2000s. Oregon with its Willamette Valley was still the second-highest commercial producer of hops in the country behind Washington, and this price increase caused different farms to consider going back into the business. Hop prices then declined. Farms across the country try and end this growing at different times since then.
We will have to see what the current hemp and marijuana production works out to become over time–a boom or a bust. There is a cycle for everything and this region is no different.
Sources: Michael Oaks, “Hops: A One-Time Thriving Industry in Josephine County, Grants Pass, Oregon,” Josephine County Historical Society: June 2002; Harriet Smith Guardino, “Of Hops and Men”, Josephine County Historical Society, June 2002; Andi Prewitt, “Where Did the Southern Oregon Hop Farms Go?”, Oregon Beer Growler, Sept. 23, 2017; Greg Stiles, “Base Camp Brewing hops in,” Mail Tribune, July 5, 2018, at Base Camp Brewing.
8:45 “Open For Business” with Matt Allen with Reverse Mortgage Funding.
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Medford, OR 97504
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