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Friday 12-08-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government at www.DailyTorch.com
7:10 Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather Dot Com and today’s Outdoor Report
Grammy-award honoree, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean has released his latest Christmas album, Christmas Memories: Remixed & Remastered, available now. Full of Christmas classics and all-time favorite holiday standards, McLean offers a unique spin like never before. The album, which boasts twelve tracks, was released and distributed by BFD/Orchard with McLean’s versions of “Blue Christmas,” “Let It Snow,” “Silent Night,” “The Burgundeon Carol,” “White Christmas,” and more! Autographed copies of Christmas Memories: Remixed & Remastered are available on vinyl and CD at DonMcLean.com.
To purchase/stream, visit: orcd.co/DonMcLeanChristmasMemories
8:15 2nd District US. Congressman Cliff Bentz and a good conversation on the latest from DC including the massive fight on the supplemental funding between israel/Ukraine and will HR2 forces border laws to be enforced…will that be part of the package? What happened with the Klamath Dam issue and TUESDAY Congressman Bentz holds the hearing about the fight to stop the same fate from happening to the Snake River dam system. The hearing starts TUESDAY 11am and you can watch it…link is at https://bentz.house.gov/
Thursday 12-07-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Caroline Moore, VP of Parents Defending Education https://defendinged.org/
The Daily Signal uncovered a story about an 11-year-old girl who was assigned to room and sleep in the same bed as a boy who identifies as a transgender girl on a school sponsored trip. This has people shocked and outraged, but what most don’t realize is that this overnight field trip policy is very common.
Many districts — and some entire states —have explicit language in their policies about overnight field trips and state that students have a right to be assigned a room and roommates based on their gender identity, all while parents have no right to be notified.
Below are some examples that explicitly state that sleeping arrangements on overnight field trips will be based on gender identity.
- The whole state of Oregon
- The whole state of Vermont
- Seattle Public Schools, WA
- Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
- Charlotte-Mecklenberg, NC
- Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
- Barrington, RI
- RSU 2, Maine
7:10 Mike Pelfrey, who successfully petitioned Josephine County to withdraw his property from the library district and we discuss it.
7:35 Mark Hutto with J. Austin and Company Gold and Silver Buyers www.FortuneReserve.com
8:35 Open For Business with Stephen Johnson, Steve the Goldsmith from QuikFix Jewelry epair, lower level Rogue Valley Mall just outside of Macy’s!
Wednesday 12-06-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com with today’s Wheels Up Wednesday’s articles and talk.
7:40 WALTER SCHEIRER AND A HISTORY OF FAKE THINGS ON THE INTERNET
Computer scientist Walter J. Scheirer takes a deep dive into the origins of fake news, conspiracy theories, reports of the paranormal, and other deviations from reality that have become part of mainstream culture, from image manipulation in the nineteenth-century darkroom to the literary stylings of large language models like ChatGPT. Scheirer investigates the origins of Internet fakes, from early hoaxes that traversed the globe via Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs), USENET, and a new messaging technology called email, to today’s hyperrealistic, AI-generated Deepfakes.
An expert in machine learning and recognition, Scheirer breaks down the technical advances that made new developments in digital deception possible, and shares behind-the-screens details of early Internet-era pranks that have become touchstones of hacker lore. His story introduces us to the visionaries and mischief-makers who first deployed digital fakery and continue to influence how digital manipulation works-and doesn’t-today: computer hackers, digital artists, media forensics specialists, and AI researchers. Ultimately, Scheirer argues that problems associated with fake content are not intrinsic properties of the content itself, but rather stem from human behavior, demonstrating our capacity for both creativity and destruction.
Walter J. Scheirer is the Dennis O. Doughty Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
8:35 Open For Business with Randall from Advanced Air www.MyAdvancedAir.com 541-772-6866
Monday 12-04-23 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
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6:30 Dr. Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, where he concentrates on energy, natural resources, and international relations. He also serves as a senior policy adviser with the Heartland Institute, senior policy analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.
A delegation of climate skeptics will be attending the UN climate summit, COP 28, to be held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) will be fully credentialed and registered at COP 28 and will be doing daily reports on the dangers facing America and the West from the UN confab. CFACT has faced great peril at previous UN climate summits, with armed UN climate cops targeting and removing its members from the summits.
“Our team will be on the ground to give first-hand accounts of how the United Nations is set to help the Biden Administration further crush American domestic energy to meet the so-called ‘NET Zero’ climate agenda. We will be inside the event to reveal how the U.S. must reject and withdraw from this entire UN process,” said Craig Rucker, the president of CFACT, who will be attending.
Background on COP 28:
The UN COP 28 website explains: “COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants.”
7:10 Jay Beeber, Executive Director on Policy at the National Motorists Association https://ww2.motorists.org/
NMA is the Voice of Reason for Driving Freedom, worth joining and supporting. We talk today about a recent skirmish in the “War on Cars” and that’s the “War on Turning on Red Lights”.
7:35 Leo B Twiggs, Director of Medical Affairs at Aspira Women’s Health
What Women Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer
According to The American Cancer Society, Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. It accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because symptoms may be subtle, but they can include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating, and frequent urination.
The decision to proceed with surgery is not one to be taken lightly, as 6 out of 7 women who undergo ovarian removal due to pelvic masses do not have cancer.
Surgical menopause, particularly before natural menopause, can lead to immediate and long-term health implications, affecting bone health, neurological conditions, mental health, and heart health.
OvaWatchSM by Aspira Women’s Health is a non-invasive blood test specifically designed to assess the risk of ovarian cancer in women with adnexal masses that have been initially classified as indeterminate or benign. This innovative test empowers physicians to confidently determine the appropriate clinical management path for your patients.
OvaWatch combines the results of seven tumor biomarkers, along with age and menopausal status, providing a holistic view of the patient’s ovarian health. OvaWatch also delivers a single risk assessment score with a Negative Predictive Value of over 99%1. This high accuracy ensures confidence in identifying low probability of malignancy results for both premenopausal and postmenopausal patients.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers – Where Past Meets Present – www.DennisPowersBooks.com
Dead Indian Memorial Road
By Dennis Powers
First built as a wagon trail from near Ashland to past the Howard Prairie Lake area, Dead Indian Road is one of the oldest routes through Southern Oregon’s Cascades. An Indian agent with the Klamath Indians built the pathway from there to the eastern base of the mountains and Wood River valley, to meet up with the wagon trail connecting with Fort Klamath and other points. This dusty wagon road was impassable during the winter, but it was an important connection between Bear Creek Valley and the Upper Klamath Basin, supplying the fort and the settlers in the region. It passed by Dead Indian Creek and Dead Indian Mountain on its way.
How this name came about is not entirely clear, but one account is that local settlers in 1854 discovered the bodies of two Rogue Indians in summer huts (or “wickiups”) in a meadow near the creek’s headwaters. Although it wasn’t known how they died—whether by another tribe, disease, or settlers—the name was given to the creek and mountain.
Another account held that one Fred Alberding was returning to the Oregon Territory and camped off the Applegate Trail in the Siskiyous. Waking up, he discovered that one of his horses was missing. He decided that Indians from a neighboring village were the culprits. He made his way to Ashland and found men who would help him take back his horse.
Riding to the area, they intended to attack, but Indians behind the trees with their rifles shot first and quite accurately. Two settlers were wounded and one died. The next day, soldiers from Fort Lane came to recover the body. Ironically, Alberding’s pony then appeared as it dragged a large tree branch caught in its harness—the same one he had tied the horse to before it disappeared. Buzzards in the air drew the contingent to an abandoned camp where they found at least two, perhaps more, dead Indians. It wasn’t clear who was responsible.
Regardless of which account is accepted, it’s clear that in the early- to mid-1850s, the discovery of dead Indians gave rise to the name. The area became known as Dead Indian Prairie, and the when the settlers were working to build the road over the Indian trail, they named it Dead Indian Road.
As the Southern Oregon region developed and Crater Lake discovered, tourists departed the train in Ashland and hired a wagon driver to travel over Dead Indian Road; heading northerly (over what is now Highway 140), the visitors reached the rim for its stunning views. The ride over this trail-road was difficult and tortuous with tight curves, steep side slopes, and a long, rocky ride—even when paved much later. Owing to this, other roads developed over time that were easier to travel, as Highway 62 from Medford to Crater Lake, or Highway 140 to Upper Klamath Lake.
Despite this, the present road was detoured to avoid the most difficult parts, including being moved as much as one-fifth of a mile away. The thoroughfare now starts from Highway 66 out of Ashland and ends at Highway 140 at the Lake of the Woods.
The name has been controversial for decades. When road markers began to be cut down in protest, the Jackson County Commissioners held hearings and decided in 1993 to change the name to Dead Indian Memorial Road. The commissioners later decided to leave the name along after the issue was again brought to their attention. A marker has been erected in a gravel turnoff at its intersection with Highway 66 that explains some of the history.
Indians once graced the trail into the mountains, followed by settlers and wagons taking goods into the Klamath Valley. Visitors and tourists followed, as the road became a two-lane, paved highway that heavy log trucks barreled over from the 19502 to 1980s before logging was heavily curtailed. It is still a beautiful ride through pristine forests and lakes with history seen along the way.
Sources: Ann Staley, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Dead Indian Memorial Road,” at About the Road; Bill Miller, “Legend of Dead Indian Memorial Road,” Mail Tribune, February 20, 2011; Associated Press, “Jackson County opts not to rename Dead Indian Memorial Road,” The Register Guard, Nov. 3, 2017.