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Tuesday 03-05-24 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:48 Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Artimus Pyle, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. New album –  Anthems – Honoring The Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Anthems – Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd Includes Dolly Parton, Sammy Hagar, Warren Haynes, Ronnie Dunn, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, Billy Ray Cyrus, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, and Lindsay Ell


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member and former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle is excited to release the Artimus Pyle Band’s long-awaited album ‘Anthems – Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd.’ With a total of thirteen tracks, this record features artists including Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice, Billy Ray Cyrus, Warren Hayes, Michael Ray, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Raybon, Lindsay Ell, and Dolly Parton! Released by Get Joe Records and distributed by BFD/Orchard, the Artimus Pyle Band has recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut and has been featured in Forbes, Cowboys & Indians, Larry London’s Border Crossings on Voice of America, RFD-TV, Huckabee, The Tennessean, and a premiere of Artimus Pyle and Dolly Parton’s collaboration on “Free Bird” with Garden & Gun. This new version of “Free Bird” also includes a new guitar recording from late Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington.


Fans can also order the limited edition Anthems – Honoring The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd on vinyl by going to As part of a separate limited-edition bundle, music lovers can order the CD and an autographed collector’s edition drumhead. Priced at $100.00, this exclusive package includes the tribute album and a one-of-a-kind, autographed 15″ drumhead featuring Artimus Pyle’s logo. Limited in availability, this special offer guarantees fans a unique and collectible addition to their music memorabilia, making it a must-have while supplies last.


7:10 Josephine County Commissioner Baertschiger. In this week’s segment a focus on how the inflation we’ve suffered these last few years will impact our county and local governments.


7:35 State Rep. Kim Wallan is pleased with the M110 fix overall, much less impressed with the Gov. Kotek housing package and we discuss it all.


8:10 State Rep. Dwayne Yunker digs into how he isn’t pleased with the Measure 110 fix. Big growth of government and “Mommy Oregon” is coming, according to Rep. Yunker.


8:35 Stacey Higginbotham from Consumer Reports – Right to repair passes.

Consumer Reports applauds the Oregon State Legislature for passing a landmark right to repair bill (Senate Bill 1596) today, which requires consumer electronics and household appliance manufacturers to provide documentation, tools, parts or other devices or implements for the purpose of diagnosing, maintaining or repairing consumer electronic equipment. Consumer Reports provided testimony to support the bill in both the House and the Senate. This bill is also the first in the nation to prevent the practice of software parts pairing.

The bill will head to Governor Tina Kotek, and Consumer Reports urges her to sign it into law, giving Oregon the strongest right to repair law in the nation. If signed into law, Oregon would be the first in the nation to prevent parts pairing, and would extend the right to repair phones, tablets, and other digital devices to more than 4 million people.

Parts pairing refers to a manufacturer’s practice of using software to identify component parts through a unique identifier. Manufacturers can use parts pairing to prevent access to repair or confuse the consumer about a third-party repair’s efficacy. As consumers increasingly purchase products with a software component and those products are connected to the internet, a lack of clarity around repair rules can mean that these devices exist in a gray area where even after a consumer purchases a product, the manufacturer retains control and ownership of it.

Justin Brookman, director of tech policy at Consumer Reports, said, “At Consumer Reports we have supported legislative efforts to protect a consumer’s right to repair their own products because doing so reduces waste, saves consumers money and offers consumers more choice when it comes to maintaining their expensive gadgets and appliances.

“With software becoming an essential element in today’s products, Consumer Reports backs laws that prevent software from becoming a tool to enforce manufacturers’ monopolies on the repair process. Consumer Reports thanks the bill’s sponsors, Senator Janeen Sollman and Representative Coutney Neron for their leadership in shepherding this bill through the legislative process on this critical consumer rights issue.”

Oregon joins New York, California and Minnesota which all have passed right to repair laws within the last two years. Consumer Reports has also incorporated the right to repair into its Digital Standard, a set of best practices that CR uses to evaluate the privacy and security of software, digital platforms and services, and internet-connected products, as well as to help influence the design of these products.


Monday 03-04-24 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information

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6:35 Do No Harm Chief of Staff Laura Morgan


Even as members of Congress are calling for action, Duke Medical School continues to remain silent after being exposed for their commitment to divisive DEI politics above all else. Do No Harm, a group dedicated to getting politics out of medicine has previously exposed radical policies at Duke. Including for being swamped with Title VI complaints and their nursing school giving into wokeness.


7:10 Greg Roberts – Outdoor Report


7:35 U.S. Congressman Cliff  Bentz talks a number of topics including:

Colleagues worried about us piling on a TRILLION dollars of debt every 100 days

Gray Wolves and meetings the Congressman held in the District on them.

State of the Union on Thursday, hitting Biden on that before he addresses Congress.

Border Security and the Mayorkas Impeachment / waiting on the Senate to act.


8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers – with today’s “Where Past Meets Present”


Peter Britt: A Legend by Himself

By Dennis Powers


Peter Britt was born in 1819 in a tiny town in Switzerland. The family was poor and being trained as a portrait artist only gave a marginal living. In 1845, he came to the United States, settling first in Illinois. In 1852, Britt left his photography studio when hearing of the gold discoveries out west. He arrived in the gold-mining camp of Jacksonville with his two-wheeled cart, photography equipment, yoke of oxen, one mule, and five dollars.


Building a log cabin, he first tried gold mining and mule packing to earn a living. He built a frame house later in 1854, gave up the dangerous mule-packing business, and concentrated on his photography business. Britt soon established himself as a skilled photographer. His work was primarily portraits, but he also took street and panoramic views of Jacksonville, as well as local gold mining, railroad building, and scenic attractions. He took the first successful photograph of Crater Lake (1874), and his photos helped persuade Congress in 1902 to create Crater Lake National Park.


In 1861 Britt sent travel money to a former sweetheart, the recently widowed Amalia Grob and her son Jacob. They married and had three children—Emil (born in 1862); Arnold (1863—but died in 1864); and Amalia, known as Mollie (1865). Mrs. Britt died in 1871, as Emil and Mollie lived in the family home until their deaths in the 1950s.


To supplement his work as a small-town photographer, Peter Britt established Oregon’s first winery, Valley View Vineyard (1858), and planted orchards of apples, pears, and peaches. By 1880 he was producing 1,000 to 3,000 US gallons and eventually filled orders from as far away as Wyoming. Britt is also held as the father of the southern Oregon’s fruit industry; he irrigated his property as early as 1855 and used smudge fires to fight frost.


In his later years, Britt spent more time in horticultural. He successfully cultivated palm and banana plants, jasmine and magnolias, oranges, and gingko trees. He also returned to painting, creating scenic views of Switzerland from published images and Southern Oregon views from his photographs.


In addition to obtaining land for his orchards, gardens and vineyard, Britt invested in land farmed by tenant farmers, and held deeds to over 2,000 acres (including what later became Eden Valley Winery). He also made money by making secured and unsecured personal loans. From 1870 to 1891, Britt reported weather to the Signal Corps Weather Service, using their equipment, and was an expert in weather forecasting.


He died in Jacksonville in 1905 and is buried in Jacksonville Cemetery. His pioneer Valley View Vineyard is the namesake of a contemporary local winery, established in 1972. The annual Britt Music Festival began in 1963 on the grounds of the Britt home (which burned down in 1960), and this attracts musicians from around the world. The sequoia redwood tree that Peter Britt planted on the birth of his son Emil in 1862 still dominates the festival’s landscape.


Many of Peter Britt’s dry plate negatives with those of his son Emil are archived at the Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library in Medford. They are owned by Southern Oregon University, and the images of many Britt prints can be viewed online.


Peter Britt is best known as an accomplished photographer and horticulturist. But according to a biographer, he was also “by turns, miner, mule train packer, bee-keeper, financier, property magnate, government meteorologist, the first vintner in the Oregon Territory, and a father of the region’s fruit industry.”


Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia: “Peter Britt”, by Richard Engeman, at Peter Britt Story; Wikipedia: Peter Britt at More Background.