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  4-27 to 5-1-2020
Email Bill Meyer, Podcasts on BillMeyerShow.com Past Shows and commentary at BLOG ARCHIVES. Bill Meyer’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/BillMeyerShow Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillMeyerShow MONDAY 4-27-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM TUESDAY 4-28-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM WEDNESDAY 4-29-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM THURSDAY 4-16-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM FRIDAY 4-10-20 PODCAST 6AM 7AM 8AM

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday 4/28/2020

6:35 Dave Ray with the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and we dig into the details of the President’s disappointing executive order stopping immigration during the Covid Crisis, but not really. 7:10 Dr. Dan O’Brien M.D., Medical Futurist – How response to Covid may in the future be shaped by artificial intelligence. 7:35 State Sen. Herman Baertschiger – today’s topic, when does Oregon get back to work, and the influence of lobbies in our state races. 8:35 Jackson County Commission republican candidate Dave Dotterer discusses the issues in the race. More at his website

Bill’s Guests for Monday 4/27/2020

6:35 Dr. Jerome Corsi, best-selling author – 25 books since 2004, 6 on the NYT Bestseller list, and CEO of  & CEO of CorsiNation.com. Dr. Corsi is promoting the TeleMD program on the CorsiNation.com website. It’s a way to possibly circumvent the restrictions in Covid-19 fighting restrictions on Oregon doctors from the state Pharmacy board. GO HERE to watch the live-stream program.
7:10 Mr. Outdoors, Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com and today’s outdoor report 7:35 Grants Pass Department Of Public Safety Chief Warren Hensmen discusses the department’s recent addition of drones for certain law enforcement purposes. 8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, retired professor of business law, www.DennisPowersBooks.com and here is today’s Visiting Past and Present. Ben Fagone: Medford Mail Carrier and Mayor By Dennis Powers Ben Fagone came from an “underprivileged childhood” in New York City and joined the Army after high school. In World War II in the European theatre, Fagone earned a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Defense Medal, three battle stars, European Theater of Operations and Good Conduct medals. He retired with the rank of major and was the commanding officer of the Medford headquarters of the Oregon National Guard. He moved to Jackson County in 1942 in an assignment to Camp White, the Army training base that later became the site of White City and the Veterans Administration Domiciliary. He met his future wife, Helen Smedley, one year later at a baseball game. Borrowing from her the $2 he needed for admission, “The story goes that he said he’d pay her back by buying the marriage license,” commented Sam Fagone later, one of the couple’s three children. Helen Fagone graduated from Medford High and continued her education at the University of Oregon for three-plus years, ending when it was interrupted by her meeting with Sergeant Fagone (Benny). They were married for 43 years until Benny’s death in 1986; she passed away in 2007. After 22 years in the army (five years in the regular army, 12 years in the National Guard, and five years in the active Army Reserve), he became a mail carrier in Medford. Benny became the first man to be president of the Oregon Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”). At various times he played, coached, and announced city league softball games and was president of the Jackson County Softball Association. As a six-time president of the carriers NALC Association (The National Association of Letter Carriers (“NALC”) is the national labor union of city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Post Service.) And for the first time in the history of the city, Medford residents elected a write-in candidate (Ben Fagone) to serve as their mayor for the 1975-77 term. With support from the Mail Tribune’s editor, Eric Allen, Fagone won by word-of-mouth endorsements. He lost his bid for re-election in 1976 to Al Densmore. In addition to serving on the city council, school board, and mayor, Fagone was a three-time member of the city parks commission, a member of the board of directors of the Rogue Valley Transit District (serving as chairman in 1985) and a scoutmaster with the Cub Scouts. Fagone’s hard work and ability to gather volunteers made it possible to rebuild the ballpark which now bears his name. Until 1982, there were no Amateur Softball Association games in Medford (now at U.S. Cellular Park), until he (then retired from the Post Office) and a 5 percent owner of the local minor league baseball team, initiated the program in 1980. Crater and Medford fielded ASA teams that next summer, and Fagone coached an eclectic team, forming a three-team league. It grew from there. He continued working every day at Fagone Softball Field until his death. Helen Fagone was selected as the Medford Mother of the Year in 1961 and Grandmother of the Year in 1998. She served as Medford’s First Lady when Benny was elected mayor in 1975. In 1985, she and Benny were both inducted into the Medford Sports Hall of Fame for their involvement in Medford Softball. Helen learned scorekeeping at an early age from her mother, Emma, and continued to keep score until age 80. Fagone Field still honors Ben and Helen for their tireless effort in sharing their passion of softball with our citizens. This is a story that continues on… Sources: Helen Fagone, Obituary, Mail Tribune, Feb. 11, 2007, at Helen Fagone; Greg Stiles, “Architect of a dynasty,” Mail Tribune, April 30, 2017, at Medford Softball; Vicki Guarino, “Ben Fagone, City Leader, Dies at 66,” Medford Mail Tribune, August 10, 1986, page 1.  

MR. X. info from a couple weeks back:

8:10 Community activist Mr. X discusses how to prepare for reopening the economy, digging into the laws and executive orders of Kate Brown, and tips on how we can address our county government to get us open sooner and more safely. We must petition our county government and ask for OUR desired future, rather than be carried along by the undue influence of the Greens, Gov. Gaven Newsome, and Jay Inslee. Here are a number of links taking you to sources Mr. X and Bill drew from that are worth your time to read in the coming days and educate yourself on what’s at stake: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/continuity-of-legislature-during-emergency.aspx https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/402.250 https://www.congress.gov/105/plaws/publ381/PLAW-105publ381.pdf https://www.ncsl.org/Documents/About_State_Legislatures/more_resources_COG_Legislatures.pdf https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/world/greta-thunberg-leonardo-dicaprio-trnd/index.html video 15 seconds in “change is coming whether you like it or not” Greta” https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/02/leonardo-dicaprio-finally-meets-greta-thunberg-and-calls-her-a-leader-of-our-time-11031729/ https://www.newsweek.com/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-private-jet-yacht-global-citizen-1461990 http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/26/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-natural-climate-manipulations-volume-ii-act-vi/ http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-a-decade-of-social-manipulation-for-the-corporate-capture-of-nature-crescendo/ https://www.opb.org/news/article/live-updates-oregon-washington-coronavirus-covid-19-april-13/ https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/could-rogue-scientist-use-crispr-create-pandemic/ https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=crispr+sars-cov-2&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart https://www.wired.com/story/could-crispr-be-the-next-virus-killer/ https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.991307v1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-020-0513-4 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11673-019-09947-9 https://www.bu.edu/khc/files/2018/10/CRISPR-Ethics-reading.pdf https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/10/fighting-the-coronavirus-outbreak-with-genetic-sequencing-crispr-and-synthetic-biology/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0290-0

4-13 to 4-17-2020 Bill Meyer Guests and Information

4-13 to 4-17-2020

Email Bill Meyer, Podcasts on BillMeyerShow.com

Past Shows and commentary at BLOG ARCHIVES.

Bill Meyer’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/BillMeyerShow

Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillMeyerShow

MONDAY 4-13-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

TUESDAY 4-14-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

WEDNESDAY 4-15-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

THURSDAY 4-16-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

FRIDAY 4-10-20 PODCAST 6AM 7AM 8AM


Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 16, 2020

6:35 Dr. Michael C. Grayson of Build 850 Credit . We talk about how to build better credit for individuals and businesses, also how to get your businesses’ “Paycheck Protection Act” funding request to the top of the stack. Grayson has a proven track record of over 20 years for helping businesses receive funding, and currently holds all three credit industry records including the world’s highest credit score.

7:10 Sally C. Pipes is President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute. Her latest book is False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All (Encounter 2020). Follow her on Twitter @sallypipes. Today Bill and Sally discuss her latest Fox News Op-ed Corona Virus Deregulating Healthcare

 

8:10 Community activist Mr. X discusses how to prepare for reopening the economy, digging into the laws and executive orders of Kate Brown, and tips on how we can address our county government to get us open sooner and more safely. We must petition our county government and ask for OUR desired future, rather than be carried along by the undue influence of the Greens, Gov. Gaven Newsome, and Jay Inslee. Here are a number of links taking you to sources Mr. X and Bill drew from that are worth your time to read in the coming days and educate yourself on what’s at stake:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19

https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/continuity-of-legislature-during-emergency.aspx

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/402.250

https://www.congress.gov/105/plaws/publ381/PLAW-105publ381.pdf

https://www.ncsl.org/Documents/About_State_Legislatures/more_resources_COG_Legislatures.pdf

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/02/world/greta-thunberg-leonardo-dicaprio-trnd/index.html

video 15 seconds in “change is coming whether you like it or not” Greta”

https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/02/leonardo-dicaprio-finally-meets-greta-thunberg-and-calls-her-a-leader-of-our-time-11031729/

https://www.newsweek.com/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-private-jet-yacht-global-citizen-1461990

http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/09/26/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-natural-climate-manipulations-volume-ii-act-vi/

http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-a-decade-of-social-manipulation-for-the-corporate-capture-of-nature-crescendo/

https://www.opb.org/news/article/live-updates-oregon-washington-coronavirus-covid-19-april-13/

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/26/could-rogue-scientist-use-crispr-create-pandemic/

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=crispr+sars-cov-2&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

https://www.wired.com/story/could-crispr-be-the-next-virus-killer/

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.991307v1

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-020-0513-4

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11673-019-09947-9

https://www.bu.edu/khc/files/2018/10/CRISPR-Ethics-reading.pdf

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/10/fighting-the-coronavirus-outbreak-with-genetic-sequencing-crispr-and-synthetic-biology/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0290-0

 

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 15, 2020

6:35 Automotive journalist Eric Peters at EpAutos.com, and reaction to him wearing his new “Corona Cattle Tag”. Hey, if they treat you like cattle, time to mock the tyrants. More at EPAutos

7:35 The President lightens up wisely on Covid-burdened businesses. We get the latest from Steve Milloy. Having served on President Trump’s transition team for the EPA, Milloy played a key role in the Trump administration’s decision today to reject burdensome regulations on industrial businesses. Author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, he has been a prominent voice calling out the EPA’s past abuses and advocating for its repair. 

8:35 Former Congressman Bob Barr, founder of the Law Enforcement Education Foundation. Bob weighs in on how the President gets the Covid response right, and we also dig into some shortcomings needing fixed.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

6:20 Actor, radio talk show host, author, and homeschooling mom Sam Sorbo talks with Bill about a free homeschooling lesson plan website they’ve just opened: www.CoronaVirusHomeschooling.com  

You can find out more about Sam’s Show on www.Mojo50.com

7:10 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Senior Attorney Mark Miller, who says Vigilant Americans should monitor the government to make sure it does not abuse the quarantine power during the pandemic. His latest op-ed HERE

7:35 State Senator Herman Baertschiger discusses his talks with Gov. Brown, time to reopen Oregon?

Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 13, 2020

7:10 Greg Roberts with today’s Outdoor Report

7:35 Patrick Wood, founder of Citizens For Free Speech, and author of “Technocracy, The Hard Road to World Order” and many other books exposing the evil ideology of Technocracy, the “scientific dictatorship” you see growing around us…especially in Wu Flu Spicy Times. Stay up on Technocracy News HERE and today we discuss How Disinformation is Destroying the 5G Resistance Movement, and also during the Covid Crisis the Bill Gates Agenda on mandatory vaccines.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers – Where Past Meets Present – More on Dr. Powers at Dennis Powers Books.   We talk current legal and financial news and today’s historical profile:

Con Sellers

By Dennis Powers

The son of a handyman and a homemaker mother, Connie Leslie Sellers, Jr., was born March 1, 1922, in Shubuta, Mississippi. After high school, he enlisted in 1940 in the military and had a seventeen-year career. He married Mary Raineri in 1943 in New Orleans, and they became the parents of two sons, Leonard and Shannon. 

Con Sellers was in combat, primarily during World War II, and decorated with medals from the United States (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star), France, England, the Republic of Korea, as well as being awarded the Korean Medal from the United Nations (serving in Korea). While in the military, he began to write. Among other duties, he edited Army newspapers and served as a combat correspondent during the Korean War.     

Leaving the Army in 1956, he began writing for a livelihood. In an interview given to Contemporary Authors, he said: “After general discharge from the army for alcoholism, I was thirty-five years old with a wife and two sons, dead broke, and in debt. With some ten years of army PR behind me, writing seemed my only out. I went to school (Monterey Peninsula College: 1957-1958) under the G.I. Bill, mostly to learn how to think like a civilian.”

His passion to earn a decent living started in the sordid trenches of the pulps and men’s magazines. He first wrote macho short stories and articles that were “hairy-chested shoot-em-ups” for men’s magazines, and then moved into the soft pornography, mass-market with quite sexually-liberal content and titles such as “The Business of Wife Swapping” and “Alcoholic Nympho Ward.” He commented that as to those books, there were “no four-letter words but lots of descriptions.” 

Con Sellers wrote to make money, not to endear himself within literary critics. In an interview given to the Associated Press, he was quoted: “I can look back and improve on any of them. But I am not ashamed of anything I wrote. If there was a choice between sticking up a grocery store and (not) eating, I’d stick up the grocery store. I had a family to feed.” To Contemporary Authors, he quipped, “Am I ‘commercial’? Damned right; I leave art to the artistswho usually sell insurance or pump gas for a living.”

He and Mary moved to Southern Oregon at Wilderville (ten miles from Grants Pass) in 1961, where under the penname of Robert Crane, he wrote seven suspense books during the sixties about the adventures of a fictional Sargent Corbin during the Korean War. These works were moderately successful. He continued to churn out mass-market pulps to earn the money to live on, earning $750 per book and churning one out every ten days. 

It was when he found his agent, Jane R. Berkey, that his writing career turned into real success. Sellers wrote the movie tie-in book in 1970 for the Cliff Robertson and Michael Caine film, “Too Late the Hero,” in which an American Army Lieutenant is assigned to a rag-tag British unit with the mission of destroying a Japanese radio center located on a Philippine island. Eight years later, Sellers was asked to write the tie-in book for the television series, “Dallas,” which he didand this serialization sold 400,000 copies.

Once his financial fortunes had significantly improved, he could greatly improve their 60-acre ranch named “Bella Maria,” in Wilderville on the Redwood Highway. There, he raised, trained, and showed Morgan horses, and for which he won numerous red and blue ribbons at horse shows that decorated most of one wall in his home office. Having been an Army lightweight boxing champion and an AAU welterweight champion, he also trained and managed boxers in the Tacoma-Seattle area.

In 1977, Con Sellers began teaching a writing class to would-be authors at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. He told them that if they wanted “to be heard,” that they had to write what people were reading. Over 12 years, his students sold 27 books with advances from $4,000 to $40,000.

Sellers did this himself, changing titles, plots, and characters to suit even competing publishers to make a sale. Sellers continued to write books, but then began working in the 1980s on mass-market, historical romance novels. By then, he was grossing annually $100,000 at a minimum from his writing.

When he had published his last work, Sellers had authored more than 230 novelsmostly historical romances and steamy love storiesunder 94 pseudonyms, both female and male, including many that were under his own. He had written hundreds of short stories and screenplays while using more than 60 aliases, this giving him greater flexibility on what he wrote and regardless of the mores of the time.  

Con Sellers died on February 2, 1992. Among other media and newspaper coverage, the Associated Press, Washington Post, and Washington Times printed his obituary. He loved this area and lived at his ranch for nearly 25 years up until his death. His books were popular in supermarket checkout lines but not literary circles; knowing what it meant to be poor, he wrote for money. And he was quite successful.

Sources: Jane Seagrave, “Author Con Sellers: The Name Says It All,” Associated Press, January 13, 1983, at 1983 AP Interview; “Author Con Sellers Dies at 69,” Associated Press, The Lewiston Tribune, Feb. 3 , 1992, at Con Sellers Background; “The University of Southern MississippiMcCain Library and Archives: Con L. Sellers papers” at Collections.     

Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 10, 2020

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. www.dailytorch.com it’s the DC swamp update, and also a critique of Congressman Walden’s siding with Speaker Pelosi re socialized medicine issues. Here’s the story

7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from RogueWeather.com, and we discuss the fish and hunting closures and how to “work around” them.

7:35 Jason Dudash with the Freedom Foundation talks with Bill about the various lawsuits his group has filed to hold Oregon’s SEIU to account. Fraudulent union deductions, Political Slush Funds and more. Read more here

8:10 Erin Hawley, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Law Center. Wu Flu has shut down or slowed many courts, including the Supreme Court. Is it time to speed them up?? Here’s her take:

The Court Must Continue

Last week, the Supreme Court “postponed” the rest of its arguments for this term.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court will remain shuttered through April. The press statement noted that the Court would consider rescheduling “some” cases from its March and April sittings if public health guidance permitted it to do so before the end of its term in June.  If not, the Court would consider a “range of scheduling” and “other options.” The Court’s missive prompted Laura Ingraham to tweet:

Ms. Ingraham has a point.  With so many American businesses shuttered, government, and more specifically, federal courts must continue to function. The United States Supreme Court is a court of last resort, granting certiorari in only a tiny fraction of the cases that seek its review.  The Court’s own rules governing certiorari explain that review is granted only in exceptional cases—mostly those involving a split of authority among the lower courts or an important question of federal law.  Because these cases are important ones in which a final resolution is important, and because the Supreme Court represents a branch of government, it must be open for business. 

 

The Court is wise to consider public health guidance–and indeed a number of the justices are at an age where a coronavirus infection could be serious. But the Court has options: Justice O’Connor once proposed deciding cases based just on the briefs. Lawyers often wonder whether oral argument actually matters, and indeed, the bulk of cases from the intermediate federal courts – the Courts of Appeals – are decided “on the papers.”  In most lower courts, it is only the unusual case in which oral argument is presented. Though most of the justices were reportedly open to considering the proposal, Justice O’Connor’s suggestion did not survive Justice Powell’s opposition, “I believe in the utility of oral argument, and also in the symbolism it portrays for the public,” he stated.

 

If the Court is concerned by the utility and symbolism of oral argument (and indeed oral argument is the most public-facing of the judicial functions), other options remain open to the Supreme Court include doing a (secure) Zoom session for the Highest Court in the Land.  The Court may be disinclined to go this route, as it could open the door to televising supreme court arguments. The debate about cameras in the courtroom has been heated – with Justices Sotomayor and Kagen coming out in favor, and Justice Souter famously remarking cameras would be allowed in the Supreme Court over his “dead body.” 

The most useful route might be to proceed with oral argument via teleconference—with all of the justices and advocates safely in their own locations.  The argument dynamic could be a little difficult and interruptions frequent, but as anyone familiar with supreme court arguments well knows, interruptions are frequent in live arguments, too.

Desperate times require desperate measures, so the saying goes. With so much of our shared American life having been upended, it is important that the Supreme Court find a way to proceed with business as usual.

8:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of INCONVENIENT FACTS: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to know. The economy and CO2 generation by humans has been cratered the last few months…why are CO2 levels in the atmosphere breaking records if human activity is causing it? Greg and I kick that around and you can find more info on this, the book, other posts at his website.

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 09, 2020

7:35 Economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation. Much of America has been on a protracted economic shut-down with no end in sight. We all want to control and defeat the coronavirus but what does that mean? Economic Steve Moore studies this stuff for a living and his perspective is here: https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/stephen-moore-warns-us-could-be-headed-toward-a-great-depression/

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers – We dig more into the reality of prepping with his latest – Large Scale Disaster – A Sobering Problem – Requiring a different approach.

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Ryan Smith from Tradesmen International, a company which helps local industries get jobs done with skilled labor. If you’re a company needing skilled tradesmen, or ARE one, looking for good work, call Tradesment International at 541-805-1216, and get more at their website!

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 08, 2020

6:35am Eric Peters with www.EpAutos.com Eric is the “Libertarian Car Guy” and we talk transportation, politics, your freedom and the open road!

Hey, Look – TESLA’S AT IT AGAIN!!!  https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/04/08/rescindable-options/

7:35 “Paul From Talent”, former exec and marketing person with Johnson & Johnson, discusses the incredible opportunity for local businesses to protect their jobs and survive the Covid Crisis via the Paycheck Protection Program.

8:10  Steve Milloy , publisher of junkscience.com climate researcher with the Heartland Institute, and author of its new report Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus.  It’s a unique angle on the coronavirus crisis – visually showing through 60 tweets how climate activists (and their political, Hollywood, and MSM allies) are exploiting coronavirus to push hard on the climate change agenda.  “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel famously said, and as Heartland’s report shows, political activists are taking that message to heart.  And they’re going to push even harder going forward.

 

Here are links to the report: https://climaterealism.com/2020/04/never-waste-a-crisis/

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Kevin from Sweetwater Sanitation  541.821.1426 Information online at http://www.swsmodoc.com/

Sweet Water Sanitation is a septic and grease trap pumping company.
Kevin adds It is important to have septic serviced every 3-5 years to help keep them functioning properly. Septic do need regular service no matter what old wives tales people may have heard. It is important to know where the septic system is on your property so that if it starts failing you notice it and can get it repaired or replaced.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 07, 2020

6:35am Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway.  

Daugherty is a government whistleblower by necessity, and CEO of a cancer detection laboratory by trade. A small business owner taking on federal agencies with courage that rivals David meets Goliath, Michael is on a tireless crusade to honor your constitutional rights and the rights of every U.S. citizen. Michael’s story of victimization by a cyber-security company linked to federal agencies is not unique. That he beat the government telling his story is. HE BEAT THE SWAMP.  In a play-by-play account of classic and corrupt government practices, Michael reveals his chilling tale about how our security is not the safety we think it is. His book, The Devil inside the Beltway, is a must read for anyone who values freedom or takes it for granted. Michael and I breakdown the latest

WEBSITE HERE

 

 7:10 Char Hodel, Owner & Publisher of Collaborative Publishing Solutions – The company releases its new, free Community Emergency Resource Guide on their website, collaborativepublishingor.com, beginning with a preview by individual counties in late April 2020.  The publication, previewed online, will be followed by a print distribution of 10,000 guides in over 100 sites throughout five counties. The guide is the first comprehensive emergency tool of its kind in Southern Oregon.

 

8:10 Former ICE director Tom Homa, his new book DEFEND THE BORDER & SAVE LIVES

Tom breaks down the importance of border security, especially in the time of Covid.

 

Bill Meyer Guest Information 4-06 to 4-10-2020

4-06 to 4-10-2020

Email Bill Meyer, Podcasts on BillMeyerShow.com

Past Shows and commentary at BLOG ARCHIVES.

Bill Meyer’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/BillMeyerShow

Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillMeyerShow

MONDAY 4-06-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

TUESDAY 4-07-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

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FRIDAY 4-10-20 PODCAST 6AM 7AM 8AM


Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 10, 2020

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. www.dailytorch.com it’s the DC swamp update, and also a critique of Congressman Walden’s siding with Speaker Pelosi re socialized medicine issues. Here’s the story

7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from RogueWeather.com, and we discuss the fish and hunting closures and how to “work around” them.

7:35 Jason Dudash with the Freedom Foundation talks with Bill about the various lawsuits his group has filed to hold Oregon’s SEIU to account. Fraudulent union deductions, Political Slush Funds and more. Read more here

8:10 Erin Hawley, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Law Center. Wu Flu has shut down or slowed many courts, including the Supreme Court. Is it time to speed them up?? Here’s her take:

The Court Must Continue

Last week, the Supreme Court “postponed” the rest of its arguments for this term.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court will remain shuttered through April. The press statement noted that the Court would consider rescheduling “some” cases from its March and April sittings if public health guidance permitted it to do so before the end of its term in June.  If not, the Court would consider a “range of scheduling” and “other options.” The Court’s missive prompted Laura Ingraham to tweet:

Ms. Ingraham has a point.  With so many American businesses shuttered, government, and more specifically, federal courts must continue to function. The United States Supreme Court is a court of last resort, granting certiorari in only a tiny fraction of the cases that seek its review.  The Court’s own rules governing certiorari explain that review is granted only in exceptional cases—mostly those involving a split of authority among the lower courts or an important question of federal law.  Because these cases are important ones in which a final resolution is important, and because the Supreme Court represents a branch of government, it must be open for business. 

 

The Court is wise to consider public health guidance–and indeed a number of the justices are at an age where a coronavirus infection could be serious. But the Court has options: Justice O’Connor once proposed deciding cases based just on the briefs. Lawyers often wonder whether oral argument actually matters, and indeed, the bulk of cases from the intermediate federal courts – the Courts of Appeals – are decided “on the papers.”  In most lower courts, it is only the unusual case in which oral argument is presented. Though most of the justices were reportedly open to considering the proposal, Justice O’Connor’s suggestion did not survive Justice Powell’s opposition, “I believe in the utility of oral argument, and also in the symbolism it portrays for the public,” he stated.

 

If the Court is concerned by the utility and symbolism of oral argument (and indeed oral argument is the most public-facing of the judicial functions), other options remain open to the Supreme Court include doing a (secure) Zoom session for the Highest Court in the Land.  The Court may be disinclined to go this route, as it could open the door to televising supreme court arguments. The debate about cameras in the courtroom has been heated – with Justices Sotomayor and Kagen coming out in favor, and Justice Souter famously remarking cameras would be allowed in the Supreme Court over his “dead body.” 

The most useful route might be to proceed with oral argument via teleconference—with all of the justices and advocates safely in their own locations.  The argument dynamic could be a little difficult and interruptions frequent, but as anyone familiar with supreme court arguments well knows, interruptions are frequent in live arguments, too.

Desperate times require desperate measures, so the saying goes. With so much of our shared American life having been upended, it is important that the Supreme Court find a way to proceed with business as usual.

8:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of INCONVENIENT FACTS: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to know. The economy and CO2 generation by humans has been cratered the last few months…why are CO2 levels in the atmosphere breaking records if human activity is causing it? Greg and I kick that around and you can find more info on this, the book, other posts at his website.

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 09, 2020

7:35 Economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation. Much of America has been on a protracted economic shut-down with no end in sight. We all want to control and defeat the coronavirus but what does that mean? Economic Steve Moore studies this stuff for a living and his perspective is here: https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/stephen-moore-warns-us-could-be-headed-toward-a-great-depression/

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers – We dig more into the reality of prepping with his latest – Large Scale Disaster – A Sobering Problem – Requiring a different approach.

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Ryan Smith from Tradesmen International, a company which helps local industries get jobs done with skilled labor. If you’re a company needing skilled tradesmen, or ARE one, looking for good work, call Tradesment International at 541-805-1216, and get more at their website!

 

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 08, 2020

6:35am Eric Peters with www.EpAutos.com Eric is the “Libertarian Car Guy” and we talk transportation, politics, your freedom and the open road!

Hey, Look – TESLA’S AT IT AGAIN!!!  https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/04/08/rescindable-options/

7:35 “Paul From Talent”, former exec and marketing person with Johnson & Johnson, discusses the incredible opportunity for local businesses to protect their jobs and survive the Covid Crisis via the Paycheck Protection Program.

8:10  Steve Milloy , publisher of junkscience.com climate researcher with the Heartland Institute, and author of its new report Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus.  It’s a unique angle on the coronavirus crisis – visually showing through 60 tweets how climate activists (and their political, Hollywood, and MSM allies) are exploiting coronavirus to push hard on the climate change agenda.  “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel famously said, and as Heartland’s report shows, political activists are taking that message to heart.  And they’re going to push even harder going forward.

 

Here are links to the report: https://climaterealism.com/2020/04/never-waste-a-crisis/

8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Kevin from Sweetwater Sanitation  541.821.1426 Information online at http://www.swsmodoc.com/

Sweet Water Sanitation is a septic and grease trap pumping company.
Kevin adds It is important to have septic serviced every 3-5 years to help keep them functioning properly. Septic do need regular service no matter what old wives tales people may have heard. It is important to know where the septic system is on your property so that if it starts failing you notice it and can get it repaired or replaced.

Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 07, 2020

6:35am Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway.  

Daugherty is a government whistleblower by necessity, and CEO of a cancer detection laboratory by trade. A small business owner taking on federal agencies with courage that rivals David meets Goliath, Michael is on a tireless crusade to honor your constitutional rights and the rights of every U.S. citizen. Michael’s story of victimization by a cyber-security company linked to federal agencies is not unique. That he beat the government telling his story is. HE BEAT THE SWAMP.  In a play-by-play account of classic and corrupt government practices, Michael reveals his chilling tale about how our security is not the safety we think it is. His book, The Devil inside the Beltway, is a must read for anyone who values freedom or takes it for granted. Michael and I breakdown the latest

WEBSITE HERE

 

 7:10 Char Hodel, Owner & Publisher of Collaborative Publishing Solutions – The company releases its new, free Community Emergency Resource Guide on their website, collaborativepublishingor.com, beginning with a preview by individual counties in late April 2020.  The publication, previewed online, will be followed by a print distribution of 10,000 guides in over 100 sites throughout five counties. The guide is the first comprehensive emergency tool of its kind in Southern Oregon.

 

8:10 Former ICE director Tom Homa, his new book DEFEND THE BORDER & SAVE LIVES

Tom breaks down the importance of border security, especially in the time of Covid.

Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 06, 2020

6:35 Scott Wheeler, executive director of the National Republican Trust, www.GOPTrust.com  Scott is a former television producer and investigative journalist, Scott also is a writer focusing on domestic and international security issues. We discuss whether the economic impact of Covid is more of a national security and economic impact, rather than a medical crisis.

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts of www.RogueWeather.com

7:35 Local farmer and elected member of the Farm Services Agency, Glenn Archambault – Any potential problems of a food shortage in reaction to Covid Concerns? Glenn says no, but state land use planning isn’t helping, and we discuss it.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “What Made Southern Oregon Great”. More on Dr. Powers at www.DennisPowersBooks.com

Epidemics in Southern Oregon

By Dennis Powers

Over time, there have been epidemics of smallpox, influenza, Spanish Flu, polio, and now COVID-19. We have picked three to show the response in Southern Oregon. Although the opioid crisis has been called an epidemic, this doesn’t fit into our category.

Three years after the Civil War ended, we had the Jackson County Epidemic of 1868. An estimated 300 million people died from smallpox in the 20th century alone. Although the effectiveness of smallpox vaccination had been known for decades, very few Southern Oregonian then had be so vaccinated. The sudden outbreak caused fear as over twenty men, women, and children died; some four times that number had been infected but recovered. As Medford wasn’t even a town yet (1884), Jacksonville was the epicenter and its Board of Trustees enacted stringent regulations.

Every person who had not been vaccinated (or “liable for smallpox attack”) had to be vaccinated. Lists of the unvaccinated people were drawn. Anyone exposed to the disease was banned from all public places, including simply walking down a street. Physicians who didn’t change their clothing after each vaccination were also charged with a violation. The fine for any violation: Up to $100.

Funeral processions of smallpox victims were prohibited thru Jacksonville, and only family members could attend nighttime-only burials. County residents who died of any infectious disease could not be buried in the town cemetery on the hill. A “visible” yellow flag and a large door sign of “Smallpox” had to be outside of every home or building where an infected person was living. The crisis passed.

A second was the 1918 influenza pandemic, the most severe one to now. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus as to where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919 (World War I).  In the United States, this was first identified with returning troops in spring 1918. It is estimated that 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with 675,000 occurring in the U.S. (Ten million soldiers, including 117,000 Americans, died during World War I; a total of 20 million soldiers and civilians died worldwide.) The outbreak was violent and lasted 10 months in the U.S, just after the war ended. 

When Medford Mayor C.E. Gates learned people were dying of the 1918 flu across the border in California, he took quick, “very strict” action. He ordered Medford residents to wear masks; told the railroad to stop bringing sick people into town; and closed down schools, churches, and other places where people gathered. The fine for not wearing a mask was $5—which then was a day’s wages. Sacred Heart Hospital in Medford (operated by the Sisters of Providence) dedicated its upstairs floor as a flu ward, and the city of Medford provided bedding. Of 150 people treated at the hospital, 12 died. And 10 died at Ashland’s Hospital. (Ashland officials took a similar approach but didn’t mandate the wearing of masks.) Our rural surroundings, no urban buildings stacked against each other, was another reason—given also the officials’ response—of our “good fortune”.  

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that attacks the spinal cord, which can cause paralysis and death–the virus is alive for 6 weeks. Possible complications of paralytic polio include permanent paralysis of certain muscle groups: for example, leg muscles or the muscles needed for breathing. A polio patient with a paralyzed diaphragm would spends weeks or months inside an iron lung while recovering. This tank respirator has a pump that changes the pressure inside a rectangular, airtight metal box, pulling air in and out of the lungs.

Each summer, polio would come like the Plague. Beaches and pools would close–due to the fear that the poliovirus was waterborne. Children had to stay away from crowds, so they often were banned from movie theaters, bowling alleys, and the like. In March 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced he had successfully tested a vaccine against polio. In 1952–an epidemic year for polio–there were 58,000 new cases reported in the U.S., and more than 3,000 died. Dr. William Miller co-chaired the Jackson County Polio Immunization program in the 1950s that had the greatest immunization rate in the state of Oregon.

Before the 1950s, an iron lung was the only life option for those with the paralyzing disease interfering with breathing. The only iron lung for years was in Portland. In 1949, it took 10 – 12 hours for a friend of George Milligan to make the trip by ambulance from here to that city. As ambulances then didn’t have oxygen on board, the trip north required stops at different hospitals on the way for the life-saving oxygen. His friend died before reaching Portland. (I-5 had not been yet built.) He was one of the 2,700 Americans who died in 1949 of polio, out of more than 42,000 polio victims.

George decided then to buy a surplus military plane for polio patients and turn it into an air ambulance, the first such service in the country. With fundraising efforts by schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, and other community members, Milligan raised enough money to purchase the first Mercy Flights airplane, a twin-engine Cessna known as the “Bamboo Bomber.”

That same year, he created a membership program so that people not only could contribute to Mercy Flights, but also insure that they would be covered if they needed emergency air transportation. Milligan, who flew more than 11,000 patients to medical care, died in an air crash one mile north of the Medford airport in February 1985. Engine trouble was blamed for the crash that claimed three others, including the patient on board and co-pilot, Dr. Henry Boehnke. And now to beat COVID-19.

Sources: Bill Miller, “The Jackson County epidemic of 1868,” Mail Tribune, March 30, 2020 at 1868 Epidemic; Vickie Aldous, “Facing the killer 1918 flu,” Mail Tribune, October 1, 2018 at 1918 Influenza Epidemic; Tammy Asnicar, “Mercy Flights earns its wings,” April 24, 2016 at Polio and Mercy Flights; Craig Kumerfield, “Remembering the polio epidemic of the 1950s: Part I,” Argus Leader, August 21, 2017, at Polio Epidemics

3-30 to 4-3-2020: Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information

3-30 to 4-3-2020

 

 

 

 

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Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 03, 2020

6:35 Swamp Update live from DC with Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government www.DailyTorch.com

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts of www.RogueWeather.com

8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of TWO seasons of Nat Geo’s “Doomsday Preppers” talks with me about gov response to Covid, and his latest article: “And Just Like That, Everyone Stopped Laughing At Preppers”

Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 02, 2020

6:35 Ken LaCorte, of LaCorte News – Great news site – their slogan is “News Unspun, Talk Uncensored. We talk media bias, (He was a Fox News Exec for Many years) and Wu Flu stories like THIS one – https://www.lacortenews.com/n/chinese-researchers-studied-and-collected-samples-of-bats-near-wuhans-wet-market

7:35 Art Robinson, candidate for State Senate District 2, Josephine County and northern Jackson County – Find out more about Art at www.ArtForOregon.com .

8:10 Michael Strickland, https://www.youtube.com/user/LaughingAtLiberals the news videographer who was attacked by a gang of masked thugs while filming a protest in downtown Portland on July 7th, 2016. He was convicted of several felonies for drawing his firearm to protect himself from the mob. Contribute to his legal defense fund through Paypal – StricklandLegalFund@gmail.com  More on Michael at his You Tube channel

Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 01, 2020

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with EpAutos.com and we discuss transportation, politics, and freedom issues re Wu Flu. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/03/29/american-morozovs/

7:35 Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet M.D., past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

March 30th, 2020

Why Are Some Governors Blocking Physicians’ Attempts to Save Lives in Coronavirus Pandemic?​

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

While people’s lives and jobs are being devastated by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and there has been no FDA-approved treatment, governors or state pharmacy boards in Nevada, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Texas are issuing emergency orders to restrict which medications doctors can use to save lives.            

These politicians have no background in infectious disease, medicine, research design, or epidemiology, yet they presume to dictate to front-line physicians who are reading the emerging research and caring for patients.            

Many doctors are using older medicines, FDA approved for more than 70 years and widely used worldwide to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis—chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). They often add azithromycin (Z-pak), a commonly used antibiotic with some activity against this virus.            

These politicians are presuming to decide that doctors may not prescribe these drugs “off-label,” i.e. for anything other than the disease for which the FDA originally approved the drug. Their pretext is that we do not have large randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT) for this new indication.            

While we are facing one of the most devastating public health crises in our lifetime, there is NO time to wait for the years-long process of an RCT to provide “proof.” Doctors who use the drugs can observe first-hand how patients respond.            

While governors have been handing down orders, doctors in the U.S. and overseas have been reporting remarkable success in treating COVID-19 patients: reductions in hospitalization, less need for scarce ventilators, less need for ICU and intubations, and significantly lower death rates. Two studies from France, conducted by Dr. Didier Raoult, specialist in infectious disease and viral illness, are very promising. Besides helping relieve signs of illness, hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin also appears to shorten the period of infectivity, which is critically important in controlling disease spread. Data on safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are coming in almost daily from more than 10 countries, including Canada, Australia, Israel, South Korea, and China.            

Several Governors jumped on this restriction bandwagon soon after President Trump announced at a recent Corona Task Force briefing that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine showed hope in treating COVID-19, based on several small clinical studies from Johns Hopkins, France, and (at last count) eight other countries. He did not say he recommended these medicines, as some media have falsely stated.            

After 70 years of experience, physicians are well-acquainted with potential side effects, and are aware of patients who should not take them. On the whole, they are quite safe. Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family physician in a small community in New York state hard hit with coronavirus infections, has been successfully using the combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, zinc and vitamin C to treat almost 700 patients in the outpatient setting. His results are remarkable: zero deaths, zero intubations/ventilators needed, and only four patients hospitalized due to pneumonia. This protocol has been effective in several countries to decrease hospitalizations, and reduce the duration of viral shedding that is a risk to other people.           

Yet Governor Cuomo’s emergency order restricted this treatment to only hospitalized patients, and only those in a New York approved clinical trial. Such a rigid restriction of FDA-approved medicines being used off label to help patients stay out of the hospital makes no sense. Why is a politician making arbitrary medical edicts?

Those who are afraid of “off-label” use need to know that physicians use medications in this way constantly. Until this crisis, there has been no outcry about doctors using old medicines for new uses. This freedom has allowed more rapid discovery of life-saving treatments. Here are a few of many possible examples:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil®), first approved for depression, is now used for nerve pain.
  • Trazodone, approved for depression, is widely used at lower doses for sleep.
  • Sildenafil (Viagra®), approved for erectile dysfunction, is also used to treat pulmonary artery hypertension.
  • The anti-parasite medicines nifurtimox and eflornithine were successfully used off label to treat children with the rare, fatal brain cancer neuroblastoma.

The United States FDA on Sunday March 28, 2020 issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to be used as approved treatments for COVID 19. This EUA illustrates my point: Governors should NOT be jumping into medical decision-making on limited data and with no medical training, especially at a time of a National Emergency and pandemic when medical information is changing rapidly, and to save lives we must use the tools we have at hand, as safely as possible in a war against an invisible enemy.   

Physicians take the Oath of Hippocrates to use their best medical judgement to prescribe treatments for the benefit of their patients to the best of their ability and above all to “Do no harm.”

Can Governors who are restricting physicians’ prescription decisions in the COVID 19 pandemic truthfully say the same?

8:10 Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director with Logos Public Charter School. Oregon goes for “Distance Learning for All”, and we talk about what this means for public education in a time of Wu Flu.

8:35 Brad Bennington, Executive officer of the Builder’s Association of Southern Oregon. Oregon’s builders have worked hard to implement safety procedures re Covid-19 and he explains this helped make it possible for Governor Brown to allow construction trades to continue working. 

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

6:35: Niels Andersen, President and CEO of MedCV chats with Bill. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on medical doctors and other healthcare workers. MedCV is an outfit that works with retired doctors and other healthcare workers to get them re-licensed and working back in the field.

Andersen has found that many former military doctors and nurses are rushing in to be re-licensed and sent into some of the worst hot-spots. As America fights the coronavirus pandemic it could soon face a shortage of doctors and other health care workers. In Boston, more than 150 workers at a hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. Fresno, California is reporting a shortage of doctors to combat the pandemic. New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak has been unable to report the exact number of health care workers who have become infected. 

Do you happen to be a retired physician or other healthcare worker, and would like to help out during this time of crisis? You can head over to Niels’ website and sign up:

MedCV.com

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show with a Legislative update.

8:10: Mighty John the Record Guy calls the show. Finally, we have a bit of non-coronavirus news, as we tell you how you might be able to turn your old vinyl records in to some cold, hard cash! Make your own stimulus! 

If you have a record you’d like to ask John about, either call EARLY, during the show, or you can head over to his website: MoneyMusic.com


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 30, 2020

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know, chats with Bill today.

Today, we talk about the Antarctic ozone hole, which appears to be shrinking. Here’s an article below where you can read more:

“There’s some indication in the data that the pause is leaning toward a small reversal of the 20th-century trends. This suggests that the ozone recovery is currently a stronger influence on the Southern Hemisphere’s atmosphere than greenhouse gas emissions, said Alexey Karpechko, a scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, in a published comment on the new research.”–Scientific American

Shrinking Ozone Hole, Climate Change Are Causing Atmospheric “Tug of War”

Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years of studying the Earth’s processes. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University and a master’s from West Virginia University, both in the field of geology. He has presented the results of his research around the world, including India, Ireland and China.

Head over to Gregory’s website: InconvenientFacts.xyz for more great content, where you can also get yourself a copy of his book too.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report. Find out more, all over at:

RogueWeather.com

7:35: Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill today.

Are Governor Brown’s executive orders potentially destroying Oregon’s rural hospitals? We’ll discuss it.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired SOU Professor of Business Law, author of several books and local historian joins Bill by phone today, for today’s edition of: What Made Southern Oregon Great!

Palmerton Park

by

Dennis Powers

Orin Palmerton was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, who came to the city of Rogue River in the 1920s and purchased five acres of land from the Skevington family. Located off West Evans Creek Road and a five-minute drive from the city’s downtown, Evans Creek runs through the property before emptying into the Rogue River, west of the Depot Street Bridge.

Palmerton conducted a plant and tree nursery at the property for years; during this time he also planted many domestic and exotic trees from around the world. Orin sold the pristine acreage to Jackson County in 1960, and the City of Rogue River in 1994 acquired it from the county. It is part of the city’s park system, which maintains the park and continues to expand the diversity of the different trees and shrubs.

Palmerton Park is an arboretumdefined as a place for the study and exhibit of treeswith 96 distinct tree specimens found around the world, including pines from Japan, cedars from the Mediterranean, and large coastal redwoods native to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous trees in Ashland’s Lithia Park are also represented here: from different maples, monkey puzzle, and sassafras to the ginkgo, tulip tree, and mimosa.

A large black locust tree jutting into the parking lot greets visitors. The most impressive gathering is just beyond the rest rooms: arborvitae, Arizona cypress, weeping hemlock and deodar cedar. Exhibiting also azaleas, rhododendrons, and other plants and shrubs, the park has meandering paths throughout, a duck pond, playground, and picnic area. The paths are paved with looping walkways that lead to all of the trees, as well as to picnic tables, grills, and playground equipment.

Linking the arboretum to the Anna Classick Bicentennial Park, the bridge over Evans Creek washed away in the New Year’s Day flood of 1997. In its place, an impressive suspension foot-bridge (like a miniature Golden Gate Bridge in one sense) was constructed in its place.

Born in 1924 on the property before Orin Palmerton’s purchase, Dick Skevington not only designed the original crossing over Evans Creek in the late 1980s, he nailed in the last plank into the replacement bridge in 2001. Skevington had built bridges for the National Parks Service for 28 years, before returning to Rogue River at retirement and being elected to the city council and later as its mayor.

Palmerton Park and Arboretum is one of these jewels that tie us into the past with a presence todayand it is a beautiful setting. The little-known park is on five-acres and an easy drive for the experience.

Sources: Dennis M. Powers, “Orin Palmerton Sells His Arboretum to Preserve,” Jefferson Public Radio, October 24, 2004, at Orin Palmerton; John Darling, “Shhh! One of the county’s best-kept secrets,” Mail Tribune, November 20, 2005; Sanne Specht, “Rogue River Mayor Dick Skevington dies at 84,” Mail Tribune, September 20, 2008; see also “YouTube: Palmerton Park at Rogue River, Oregon” at Video of Park.    


 

3-23 to 3-27-2020: Bill Meyer’s Blog & Guest Information

 

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 27, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, the President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update.

We’ll talk with Rick about the latest goings-on in Mordor on The Potomac, and other issues.

Get more great content, all over at: DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report.

7:25: Brenda Edwards of Personnel Source chats with Bill. With anxiety building among the people who have lost jobs over the COVID-19 scare, Brenda is here to tell you that THERE ARE JOBS OUT THERE. You can head over to the website: PersonnelSource.com, where you can fill out the online application.

7:35: Daniel J. Mancuso, publisher of the Illinois Valley News and candidate for the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, Position 2, chats with Bill.

8:10: Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler calls the show. Today we’ll talk with the Sheriff about COVID-19 and the potential law enforcement issues that have come along with it.

8:45: Julie Fletcher with Southern Oregon Goodwill chats with Bill today.

All Goodwill stores, donation sites, Job Connections and Offices are closed as of March 24th until further notice

And, because of that…

Goodwill asks public not to dump donations during Stay Home, Save Lives closure

Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries is asking people to hold off their donations while their doors are closed under Oregon Executive Order 20-12. Goodwill has eight stores in (Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford, Roseburg, Sutherlin, and White City) and is asking people not to leave donations outside of their local stores until those locations reopen.

When the Oregon Executive Order 20-12 was issued on Monday, March 23, nonprofits were on the list of businesses that were deemed nonessential and were forced to close on Tuesday, March 24. Goodwill cannot open donation lanes to the public per the order.

“During our normal daily operations, Goodwill gratefully excepts community donations because they are the lifeblood to our thrift retail model. We maximize the value of every item donated to us to fund our mission to enable employment by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth,” said Julie Fletcher, Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “If people leave what they consider a valuable donation without our staff to accept them, the donation becomes an illegal dumping act. Without the presence of our staff, we can’t control the damage that might happen when left to exposure of weather or looting.”

Goodwill has illegal dumping signage posted advising that leaving items after hours is prohibited. Updated in 2017, the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 164.805 is a law against illegal dumping if unapproved by the property owner. Also referred to as “offensive littering,” ORS 164.805 has a maximum fine of $1,000.

Fletcher adds, illegal dumping is a nuisance to the surrounding homes and businesses and it adds costs to Goodwill to have dumped donations cleaned up and sent to the landfill. She asks if you see items piled up outside of Goodwill stores, please be kind and do not add on.

“Goodwill asks well-intentioned donors to hold on to your donations until we can reopen and thank our donors in person.”


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:35: Dr. Dean Hart, expert in microbiology chats with Bill today.

Dr. Hart is a published author on the transmission of viruses and diseases. He’s here to talk with us today about Covid-19 and it’s impact on heavy urban centers like New York City and others.

For 25 years Dr. Hart taught as an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Find out more from Dr. Hart at his website: DeanHartScientist.com

Find him here on Facebook, and check out his LinkedIn too.

8:10: Prof. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. and Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute chats with Bill.

Today, we’ll be talking to Professor Fruits about PERS, and what could happen during this Covid-19 crisis.

The Upcoming PERS Crisis

The system is facing a $30 billion shortfall—radical reform is needed
 By Eric Fruits, Ph.D.

Coronavirus has hit the economy hard. Nearly all the stock market gains from the past two or three years have been wiped out. While it’s painful for investors and retirees, it’s likely to fuel the third major PERS crisis since the dot-com bust.

PERS, the public employee retirement system, has two major sources of funds: investment returns and employer contributions. PERS investments are managed by the state treasurer, under guidance from the Oregon Investment Council. “Employers” are state and local governments whose employees are PERS members.

PERS charges these employers a rate equal to some percent of their payroll to fund the costs of their employees’ anticipated retirement benefits. Currently, the average rate is approximately 25% of payroll. For example, for a city employee with a salary of $60,000 a year, the city must pay an additional $15,000 to PERS.

One of the many factors that affect the employer rate is the unfunded actuarial liability, or UAL. The UAL is an estimate of how much money would be needed to pay off all existing beneficiaries if the system were liquidated. Think of it this way: If you sold everything you owned—house, car, checking, savings, retirement—would you have enough to pay everyone you owe? If you don’t, you have unfunded liabilities.

PERS currently has a UAL of $24.5 billion. If PERS liquidated all its assets to pay its existing members, the system would be $24.5 billion short. The employer rate is set to fill that gap over a period of approximately 20 years. So, if the UAL increases, the employer rate increases. Similarly, if the UAL decreases, so does the employer rate.

Here’s where investment returns come in.

Because of the way PERS benefits are calculated, the system’s investments must earn an average of at least 7.2% a year to stop the UAL from getting bigger. That’s a very aggressive, and optimistic, target.

In good times, when PERS investments earn above average returns, the money from the investments reduces the UAL, which in turn reduces the employer contribution rate. If, on the other hand, PERS investments tank, the UAL balloons, and state and local governments must make bigger contributions to fill the gap.

PERS investment returns are correlated with stock market returns. Generally speaking, in a bull market, PERS investments run with the bulls; when the market drops, PERS investments suffer as well.

The stock market is down more than 20% from the beginning of the year. That means PERS investments would be down by about 11%. Based on past experience, such a drop would add another $6 billion to PERS’ unfunded liabilities, for a total UAL of about $30 billion.

Let’s say the economy improves and the stock market recovers all its losses, ending the year unchanged from the beginning of the year. PERS investments would be up by about 5%, based on past experience. Even so, PERS unfunded liabilities would increase by about $3 billion for a total UAL of about $27 billion.

Based on these observations, it’s very possible that state and local governments would face an employer contribution rate for PERS of 30% or more. That $60,000 employee would now come with an $18,000 additional cost to pay for PERS.

Where will that additional money come from?

It’ll come from us. Legislators and local governments will be under tremendous pressure to raise taxes to pay for skyrocketing PERS costs. Along with that will come budget cuts, with fewer teachers, state police, foster care workers resulting in bigger class sizes, reduced law enforcement, and more children stranded in the foster system. It’s not just a financial crisis, it’s a human crisis.

PERS has been a ticking time bomb for two decades. Attempts at meaningful reform have been put off by timid politicians and thwarted by powerful public employee unions. In the first PERS crisis of 2002, the system’s unfunded liabilities were less than $4 billion. In the second crisis, beginning in 2008, the UAL ballooned to $16 billion. Today, we’re looking at a third crisis with a UAL of $30 billion or more, or nearly $19,000 per household.

We are entering an era in which PERS cannot be merely tweaked or reformed. We are entering a PERS crisis that will require a radical overhaul of the entire system. It can begin with some straightforward first steps:

  1. Move all new public employees into a 403(b) defined contribution plan. These are similar to the 401(k) plans held by many private sector employees. TriMet has already made the switch, and it saved the agency from insolvency.
  2. The PERS Board must change its assumed rate of return on PERS investments. Because of the mismatch between assumed and actual investment returns, PERS is accruing liabilities much faster than it’s growing its assets. Bad assumptions were unsustainable 20 years ago, and they’re disastrous now.

These are just first steps that can be handled quickly in an emergency session of the legislature and an emergency meeting of the PERS board. There’s never a good time to upset the public employee unions. Now that we’re in a crisis, it’s time for leadership and action to save the state from fiscal disaster.

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8:35: Prof. Rob Natelson, Constitutional expert calls the show today. We’ll be talking Constitutional powers in times of crisis, such as the one we face now.

Here’s a couple of articles you can read for further reading:

Natelson: Denver’s lock-down order probably unconstitutional

COVID-19, Emergency Powers Leave Freedom in Temporary Short Supply

Professor Rob Natelson is a recognized constitutional expert who is excellent on radio and TV. A law professor for 25 years, he is now Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver and a Senior Adviser to the Convention of States project. His goal is to always explain the Constitution objectively rather than letting politics distort the truth. His research is quoted regularly in the nation’s courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com joins Bill for the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Today, we’ll be talking Wu-Flu, and what it’s doing to America. But, what does Eric think? We’ll talk about it.

“I am wondering whether the government which is prohibiting us from earning a living will prohibit itself from filching our pockets for money we haven’t been allowed to earn.

It seems only fair.”

Read the rest of the article. Click the link below.

Sacrifices

And, check out more from Eric, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:35: Ben Chew, Practice Administrator with Illume Aesthetics calls the show. Today we talk with Ben about Executive Order 20-12. Ben claims that due to the Governor’s edict, that equipment from their business was seized. We’ll discuss it.

Would you like to know more?

8:10: Dr. Sally Pipes M.D. President and CEO of Pacific Research Institute talks with Bill today.

Dr. Pipes has penned an opinion piece over at FoxNews.com about price controls during a pandemic. You can read the article for yourself by clicking the link below:

Sally Pipes: Coronavirus shows why you don’t want price controls during a pandemic

SALLY C. PIPES is president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco–based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president of PRI in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Pipes has also written several books which you can check out at: EncounterBooks.com


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7:10: Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk (11A to 2P KMED/KCMD) chats with Bill today. We’ll talk with Tom today about the apparent boom in firearms and ammo sales over the fear of the COVID-19 virus.

Tom Gresham is a spokesman for 2nd Amendment Foundation. He hosts the nationally syndicated weekend radio talk show ‘Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk,’ carried on 266 stations.  He also has created, hosted and directed several television series about guns including Shooting Sports America on ESPN, and Guns and Gear on NBC Sports. An author of several books, Tom has also written thousands of magazine articles about firearms. 

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls in to give you the latest news from the Legislature.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, outdoors expert and emergency preparedness advocate talks with Bill.

With the hysteria during this coronavirus crisis just seeming to get bigger, there’s no better time to be prepared, and you still can. Capt. Bill has some tips and advice for you on preparedness that isn’t too late to do.

Capt. Bill won 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s show “Doomsday Preppers,” so there’s no one better to listen to, so you can be prepared.

Here are some articles you can read, that can help you to be better prepared during this crisis, and any other that may arise in the future.

ThePrepperJournal.com

NatGeo: Bunker Boat

Why Emergency Managers Shouldn’t Alienate Preppers (Opinion)

The Truth About Currency Devaluation And Preparedness


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 23, 2020

6:35: David Safavian, Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice chats with Bill this morning.

With cities, states and the federal government struggle to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, one of the contentious areas of disagreement is what to do with the millions of Americans currently in prison.  While some states look to release non-violent convicts, and other measures, it is important to balance public safety with public health.

David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, protect families and victims, reduce recidivism, and maintain fiscal austerity. A member of the D.C. bar, Safavian is also the general counsel for the American Conservative Union.

You can learn more about David and the American Conservative Union right HERE.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Walk Around The Block from RogueWeather.com chats with Bill. It’s the Monday, Outdoor Report.

7:35: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, “Steve The Marine,” chats with Bill. Today, we’ll be talking with The Mahatma about the Constitutional aspects of this Coronavirus outbreak. We’ll look into things that government is allowed to do in this crisis, and what they are NOT allowed to do according to the U.S. Constitution.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired SOU Professor of Business Law, author and local historian talks with Bill. It’s time for this week’s edition of: Visiting Past & Present.

The Shasta Valley Stone Circles

by Dennis Powers

Mysterious stone circles lie in the Shasta Valley off Highway 97 from Interstate-5, located between the tiny town of Tennant (41 people discovered in the 2010 census) and Mt. Shasta’s base. These odd earth foundations are set over 600 acres of the flat prairie near the northwestern foot of the peak. The Shasta Valley is randomly strewn with volcanic stones.         

Each concentric mound is the same, 60 feet in diameter, with the dirt rising in an almost perfect circle to a crest approximately 2 feet above the level of the surrounding plain. A stone path, or mosaic, surrounds each ring; and the rocks were obviously gathered from the countless stones surrounding the area. The circular paths start from pebbles with smaller ones at the bottom working into larger sizes and boulders at the top.

Constructed of “pure” dirt, the mounds rest on the hard pan surrounding the area. Appearing smooth surfaced–as if to make it easier to walk over–the rock rings are smooth surfaced. This is far easier to walk over then the scatterings of rocks nearby where only sage brush and weeds can grow.

The trenches and mounds are man-made–not natural–and it was first thought that the stone circles were the result of human agricultural activity. Anthropologists have discounted this idea, since virtually no other artifacts have been discovered in the area, and the Native Americans who lived here subsisted primarily on fishing and hunting.

The Indian elders of the region just shrugged their shoulders and said that they had no idea where the mounds came from. This certainly looked like the work of many men, but no tools, no relics, no artifacts nearby were ever discovered. A few of the theories attribute the mounds to upheaving by frost, gopher activity, or erosion by wind and water. The origin of the stone circles remains a mystery to this day–and several of the mysterious mound clusters are at different locations around the mountain.

With Mt. Shasta famous (or notorious) for its numerous UFO sightings, the underground Lemurian city of Telos, its Bigfoot sightings, and the supernatural, these mounds add to its allure. An interpretive sign off U.S. Interstate 5 (at the Weed Airport Rest Area) notes that archaeologists and geologists are in conflict over what brought about these mounds—and that the “origin of the Stone Circles remains a mystery to today.” 

Sources: Brad Olson, “Discovering Forbidden Archaeology,” Perceptive Travel, at Images and Text on the Mounds; see Bruce Walton, editor, Mount Shasta: Home of the Ancients, pages 32-35; see the following page for two images. 

8:45: Kathleen with Storage at Exit 24 calls the show for today’s Whose Business Is It Anyway? segment.

Address: 65 S. Grove Road, Phoenix, OR 97535

PHONE: 541-204-2031

ONLINE: StorageAtExit24.com


 

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 20, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update. We’ll talk with Rick about (what else?) Covid-19, and the impact that he’s seeing back east in the nation’s capitol.

Check out more from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, joins Bill for the Friday Outdoor Report brought to you by Oregon Truck & Auto Authority driven by Line-X. 

7:35: Tom Mallams, former Klamath County Commissioner talks with Bill. Today we’ll discuss with Tom, the people who are looking to fill Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District seat, as Greg Walden will not be seeking re-election.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 19, 2020

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill this morning.

There are rumors floating around about a $1 trillion dollar package to help out Americans during this C-Virus scare. People believe that the government is going to give every American, two checks, for $1,000.

But, would this necessarily be a good thing?

Dr. Merrill Matthews Ph. D, is also a health policy expert and opinion contributor at The Hill. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.

For more great content, head on over to IPI.org.

8:10: Patrick Wood, author of the book: Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation and more, chats with Bill.

Today, we talk with Patrick about his article on how the Technocrats are using this coronavirus scare to further their goals toward a borderless Utopian society.

Technocrats Use Coronavirus To Drive U.S. To National Suicide

We’ll also tell you about Patrick’s new movement: Citizens For Free Speech. Find out more at: CitizensforFreeSpeech.org

Regulatory Gouging Hits First Amendment

See more from Patrick, all over at his website: Technocracy.news


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com joins bill for a chat today. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Be sure to head over to Eric’s website for more great content, including Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:20: Juanita Ingram, a coronavirus survivor from Taiwan wants to tell Americans “It will get better!”

Juanita Ingram is an Attorney, Actress, Author, international speaker, global philanthropist, fashionista, wife and mother of two children.

She is the host of “Where in the World is Juanita Ingram?” on the Mommy Talk Live network.

Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2018, Juanita was nominated for Best Actress at the 2017 British Urban Film Festival Awards and was the first African American woman to win the title of Ms. World International in 2012.

Juanita lived in Indiana and Tennessee prior to moving to Taiwan where she currently lives and has recently emerged from a 30-day quarantine over the coronavirus.

Find out more from Juanita, all over at her website: IAmJuanitaIngram.com

7:35: John Charles, President and CEO of the Cascade Policy Institute chats with Bill today… about something other than the Wu-Flu hysteria.

No folks, today we talk with John about how electricity, the thing that the globalist commies want to take away from you and replace with things like wind and solar power, is a miracle and should not be messed with.

The Grid Is Not a Tinker Toy

8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show to give you the latest goings-on with the Legislature, and his run for Josephine County Commissioner.

8:35: Sidney Powell, former Federal Prosecutor and co-author of the new book: Conviction Machine: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse chats with Bill.

Washington, DC—Prosecutors can “indict a ham sandwich,” we hear, and laugh at the absurdity.  Yet the joke captures a truth: federal prosecutors wield enormous power over us all.  And the federal criminal justice system is so stacked in favor of the government that shocking numbers of innocent people have been sent to prison.

In CONVICTION MACHINE: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse (Encounter Books, March 17, 2020), two leading authorities combine their knowledge and experience to describe the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts—and to offer solutions.  Both have already published books exposing flaws and abuses in the system.  Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States attorneys from both political parties and lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals, witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors that prompted her to write Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.  Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, showed that every one of us is vulnerable to criminal prosecution in Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

Together, Powell and Silverglate shine a light on the defects of the system: overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors.  Most important, they provide a much-needed blueprint for reforming the Department of Justice and the criminal justice system, including actions an average citizen can take to help restore justice.

CONVICTION MACHINE exposes how federal prosecutors have “made up criminal charges, hid evidence, and lied to judges to win convictions.  In the process, they destroyed companies, jobs, families, careers, and lives, contributing to an erosion of Americans’ faith in our criminal justice system, while simultaneously propelling themselves to positions of great power and prestige in the government and in private practice.”

Powell and Silverglate vividly demonstrate that “the federal criminal justice system is dangerously effective at turning citizens into convicts.  More than twenty million Americans have criminal convictions, while nearly one-third of Americans have a criminal record.  More than 3 percent of the American population has served time in prison.  The longer one stays in prison, the more difficult it becomes to succeed upon reentry into the outside world.”

CONVICTION MACHINE also shows that Americans have recently witnessed the unprecedented abuse of our federal law enforcement agencies, especially the FBI and the Department of Justice, to target the opposition political candidate, morphing into an effort to cripple President Donald Trump upon his unexpected election in 2016.  In the process, the FBI and the special counsel, Robert Mueller, targeted not only the president but his closest associates and advisors, looking for anything that might be “pinned” on them.  But the long-awaited Mueller Report found no “collusion” between Russia and anyone in the Trump campaign, and it did not recommend prosecution for obstruction of justice.  Powell is now in the middle of litigation involving President Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn, who was bludgeoned into a guilty plea by the conviction machine while evidence of his innocence, setup, and wrongful prosecution was withheld.

Ultimately, Powell and Silverglate write to suggest ways to “stop the gears of the conviction machine from grinding our constitutional rights and the rule of law to dust—destroying the lives of too many of our fellow citizens in the process.”

CONVICTION MACHINE proposes “realistic solutions, gleaned from our experiences as a former federal prosecutor and as defense counsel.  Some of these ideas are simple and uncontroversial.  Some are legislative fixes, some need to be undertaken by the judiciary, others require action by the executive branch—but together the policies proposed herein aim to make our justice system less corrupt and more just.”

Sidney Powell is a former federal prosecutor and co-author of the new book, CONVICTION MACHINE: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse.  She has also represented individuals, corporations, and governments in federal appeals for more than twenty years.


The Bill Meyer Show: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bill is taking a personal day off today, due to a personal engagement. He’ll be back tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for more talk on the local and national issues that affect you. Thank you for your patience and for listening.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 16, 2020

6:35: Megan Pennington, a Food Sensitivity Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Naturotherapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition chats with Bill.

During this Covid-19 scare, it’s important to keep up our nutrients, and our immune system health. Food can be a problem:

How Healthy Food is Making You Sick

The healthiest foods often turn up as food intolerance. Here’s what you can do:

  • Any food particle which escapes through the gut lining undigested can trigger the immune system and cause a negative reaction. Of the hundreds of clients I’ve tests for food sensitivities, it is often the healthiest foods, like kale, spinach, various fruits and fish which turn up as reactive on their results.
  • Reactive foods stimulate a biological events which lead to headaches, skin issues, brain fog, fatigue, body pains, autoimmune conditions, and even cancer.
  • People are confused when they consume a clean diet and healthy food choices, but still gain weight, feel exhausted, have digestive issues, and other serious health problems.
  • There is a simple and effective way to identify reactive foods and calm the immune response. Megan and I discuss this.

Get more great information from Megan over at: MPHolisticNutrition.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner chats with Bill. We’ll get Court’s reaction to the governor’s Carbon edict, wildfire preview, other issues in Curry County.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, our local historian, author and retired Professor of Business Law at SOU, joins Bill for this week’s edition of What Made Southern Oregon Great!

The Creation of ScienceWorks

by Dennis Powers

Sharon and John Javna moved to Ashland from Berkeley, so their son, Jesse, could be in a good public school system and start kindergarten in 1995. John was a successful writer and publisher: His self-published book, “50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth,” had sold 5 million copies, was printed in 23 languages, and number one on different 1990 national best-seller lists. Sharon Javna had been a public defender in Oakland, who quit her job to stay at home when Jesse was born, joined three years later by their daughter, Sophie.

They loved being in the Valley and Ashland, but missed taking their children to the interactive museums found in the Bay area. Although lacking in experience, they started a small science museum (700 square feet) at Ashland Middle School, so that children could have hands-on experiences such as dissecting fish. They built the exhibits, a lab for experiments, and even showed a giant python. The tiny museumnamed the Ashland Middle School Science Institutewas a success.

Sharon later was looking at the old natural history museum building, the once Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, above East Main and Walker in Ashland. Although it was empty, she thought that this would make a perfect museum, even if it was 26,000 square feet. The couple visited large science museums throughout the country, talking to administrators and understanding the operations.

Afterwards they met with joint founders, Marge and Dave Bernard, known for community activities and his connection with Ashland-based Darex Corporation (the family-owned, industrial sharpening firm with its Drill Doctor handyman tool). They also met with a good friend, Dan Kranzler, in Seattle who was president of his family’s Kirlin Charitable Foundation.

In 2001, through a cooperative arrangement with Kirlin (that purchased the building) and SOU (that leased back the underlying land), ScienceWorks leased the structure. Sharon’s legal background came in handy in taking over the administrative duties; John had been a toymaker before becoming an author and managed the exhibits. In the following year, a small museum staff with over 100 volunteers retrofitted the structure and built the exhibits. With such volunteering, opening the facilities cost $300,000, far below the $3-million price tag that consultants had predicted.

It opened in December 2002. Named one of the country’s best small science museums, it has some 100 interactive exhibits. Its exhibits change frequently and highlight from understanding electricity and earthquake safety to discovering the fundamental principles of aerodynamics while building simple planes and rockets. Subjects can range from “Magnetic Magic” and “Circuits and Bots” to “Mission: Possible control panels” and dinosaurs/Pterosaurs (ancient flying reptiles).

Arguably the second largest tourist destination in Ashland outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it also conducts on-site school programs, field trips, summer camps, and an outreach program for teacher development. ScienceWorks relies on admission charges, contributions, and membership fees to operate. See its website for the latest exhibitsall for the benefit of this region and beyond.

Sources: Paul Fattig, “Happy birthday, ScienceWorks,” Ashland Daily Tidings, December 1, 2012, at  ScienceWorks History; Sanne Specht, “The Power of Community,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013; Science Works: “History” and latest exhibits at its ScienceWorks Website.

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 13, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill for the Weekly Swamp Update! Today, we’ll discuss the Coronavirus and more going on in Mordor on The Potomac.

You can get more great content from Rick, all over at:

DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself joins Bill for the Friday Outdoor Report. Greg will tell you what you can do over the weekend in the woods, on the rivers and lakes in our area. He’ll give you an update on the weather too. See more from Greg, over at: RogueWeather.com

7:35: Gary Lundgren, Director of the upcoming film Phoenix, Oregon which will be coming out in theaters soon.

Phoenix, Oregon, a A Comedy of Midlife Reinvention and The Redeeming Power of Friendship will premiere in Medford on March 20th.

Defying midlife haze, two friends, a graphic novelist and a chef, seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Reynaldo Gallegos (Triple Frontier, American Sniper), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

Check out more info at: PhoenixOregonMovie.com

View the trailer: Clicky

7:50: Sandi Crowder, owner of Sandi’s Candies in Grants Pass, and now the proud owner of Blind George’s Popcorn talks with Bill about it.

8:10: Dr. Steven Hotze M.D., Founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness in Houston, Texan talks with Bill today about the Coronavirus, and how he believes that it’s simply a ploy to control your life through fear.

You can call Dr. Hotze at: 281-698-8698, or head over to his website:

HotzeHWC.com

8:50: Mike Gantenbein, “Mike G” Marketing Director of the Britt Festival chats with Bill by phone to tell you about the latest news from Britt.

Get showtimes and tickets at BrittFest.org

 


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 12, 2020

6:20: Jay “The Bird” Reese, local sports reporter does his Early Bird Sports Update live with Bill this morning.

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know, chats with Bill today.

Apparently, the MIT Technology Review says that the Coronavirus will affect Climate Change. Rubbish? Maybe? We’ll talk about it with Gregory.

Read the article for yourself: Why the coronavirus outbreak is terrible news for climate change

You can get a copy of Inconvenient Facts, and check out more great information from Greg, all over at his website: InconvenientFacts.xyz

7:10: Mark Seligman, Josephine County activist and candidate for Josephine County Commissioner, Position 2 talks with Bill.

7:35: Rick Amato, CNN Financial Analyst chats with Bill this hour. What impact will the Coronavirus have on the economy?

As the coronavirus spreads, stock prices have been in free fall. Since its peak in February, the S&P 500 has plunged by 17%. Oil prices are plummeting, too. 

Read this article to learn more: Two economic scenarios for the impact of coronavirus on the US

For more from Rick, take a look at his website: AmatoTalk.com

Rick Amato is a national television commentator, Washington Times columnist, financial and economic pundit. He is the current host of Politics and Profits and previously served as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Prior to entering media he was named ‘Top Financial Advisor in La Jolla, CA’ by the readers of the La Jolla, CA local newspaper. 

8:45: Mike McCoy from The Skillbillies talks with Bill today as part of our business segment. SkillBillies.Com is a catchy name for an association of seasoned pros who can fix your home at a price that won’t send you to the poor farm. If it’s a reasonable request, we’ll charge you $99 for each job we do. You can hire a skilbilly on the website, and also apply to BE a “skillbilly”. 


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com chats with Bill this morning. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Today, we’re talking with Eric about how, very soon, they may start putting a device in your new car, that will rat you out if you don’t drive like a robot.

The Narc In Your Next New Car

And… is there actually a SENSIBLE electric car? Woah! No way?

A Not Ludicrous EV

Check out more from Eric, and read his reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: State Representative Kim Wallan (R-Medford) talks with Bill. Today, Kim will give us the low-down on Governor Brown’s actions and fallout from the recently ended session.

7:35: Bud & Carla LeFever a Medford couple chats with Bill. Bud and Carla have been quarantined on the “Coronavirus Cruise Ship” in California for the last 18 days. They’re set to leave the ship today, only, they don’t know where yet. They’ll tell us what they saw during their confinement.

8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls the show today to talk about his choice to not run for re-election, the E-Boards, Governor Brown’s Carbon plan and other issues.

8:35: Matt Allen, Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Reverse Mortgage Funding talks with Bill for today’s local business segment.

If  you have questions about reverse mortgages, you can either email Matt at: mallen@reversefunding.com, or give him a call at: 541-897-4464, or you can even call Matt on his cell: 541-324-8887.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

7:10: Don Trumbull with SAFE STATES chats with Bill today about the vulnerability in the country’s supply line/chains if a solar flare, or EMP attack were to take place.

His findings inspired the SAFE STATES Project, a civilian countermeasure to solar flare/EMP attacks.

Find out more over at: SafeStatesProject.com

8:10: Judy Ahrens, once a candidate for the Three Rivers School District in Josephine County talks with Bill. Today, we discuss the “diversity” rules in place for our local school districts accepting money from the “Student Success Act”.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 9, 2020

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Ethan Blevins, an attorney that deals with First Amendment, property rights and separation of powers cases with the Pacific Legal Foundation chats with Bill this hour.

Today, we talk with Ethan about an ordinance that went into effect on March 1st in Portland. The Fair Access in Renting ordinance tightens up the rental application review process by prioritizing applications by the order they were received, rather than by landlord preference.

Should landlords be forced to take the first applicant that applies to rent their property? We’ll discuss it.

Here’s an article with more details:

Groundbreaking Renter Protections Go Into Effect in Portland

You can always see much more, all over at: PacificLegal.org

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, our local historian, author and retired SOU, Professor of Business Law joins Bill in studio for this week’s editon of: “What Made Southern Oregon Great!”

Check out more from Dr. Powers at: DennisPowersBooks.com

Wildlife Images

by

Dennis Powers

David Siddon grew up in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley in the 1940s when it was still rural country, and he was able to bicycle to near wilderness and see everything from condors and hawks to snakes and lizards. Siddon later pursued a career as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker that typically centered on his fascination with wildlife, as he traveled the world filming for television productions that involved Disney or “Wild Kingdom.”

Loving the outdoors, he and his wife left the Southern California “rat race” in the early 1970s when they heard about seventeen acres of wilderness property outside Grants Pass and near Merlin on the “Wild and Scenic” section of the Rogue River (on Lower River Road). They bought the land sight unseen and later acquired seven more acres. With this land, they could do more than raise baby owls in the laundry room or golden eagles in a backyard, as done before moving to the Rogue.

Obtaining the needed permits from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he could care there for numbers of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. In no time, the public and law enforcement were bringing wounded animals to his place. Siddon found himself taking care of hundreds of animals each year and having to fund everything by himself.

With varying injuries, the wild animals treated included species from baby squirrels, raccoons, jack rabbits, bear cubs, and badgers to songbirds, hawks, bald eagles, herons, and owls. In addition to the yearly hundreds of baby animals brought in, the permanent “residents” augmented this when their injuries made them unable to return to the wild. In fact, two eaglesnamed Duchess and Phoenixwere there for over 30 years.

With a flair for public speaking, Siddon appeared at places from television shows to school assemblies throughout the Pacific Northwest in telling his story. To help with finances, many of the animals appeared in commercials and films, including the Buick automobile series with his red-tailed hawk named “Happy” who flew over the cars.

In 1981 J. David established it as a nonprofit facility with two important purposes: first, a place to provide critical care and rehabilitative services for injured wildlife; second, to provide education to the public. Wildlife Images accepts animals, birds, raptors (birds of prey), and even reptiles. Animals not accepted are opossums (a non-native species), coyotes (governed by livestock management regulations), and mountain lions (a risk to rehabilitate and release after developing human-comfort levels).

In 1996, J. David Siddon lost his battle with cancer. His son, Dave, left his job of twelve years in Portland at the Oregon Zoo to take over the management and ensure the continuation of these dreams. With a limited paid staff, its 80 dedicated volunteers and local vet-donated services, the facility cares annually for more than 2,000 animals.

Over a period of 30 years it has released over 35,000 animals back to their natural habitat. Its release rate of intakes is near 50% each yearfar above the national average of 33%. Wildlife Images doesn’t receive any local, state, or federal funding, but relies instead on individual donations of time, money, and services. It is a story that needed to be told.

Sources: “Wild Life Images: A Message from Dave Siddon, Director” at History; “Wild Life Images: Our History,” at Background


 

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Here is the proposed legislative concept Mr. X and I were discussing this morning, it is at the end of this post – Share it with all your legislators, Democrat and Republican at the #OrLeg. The narrative on cap and trade needs changed. I figure Republicans would be more than willing to come back and approve a cap and trade plan that is VOLUNTARY – Pacific Power already provides this in its “Blue Sky” program, where you pay more for renewable power.

An economic plan this “transformative” can not be forced on a free people, but needs to be an option for “We The People”. Democrats claim punitive forced cap and trade is something “the state wants”. It’s time for them to put up or shut up. If they’re not willing to consider a voluntary cap and trade option, they’re not following the wishes of the people and are clearly indicating they’re more interested in CONTROL of the people.

Remember, 28 of Oregon’s 36 county governments, more than 3 out of every 4, a vast majority, are on the record as officially opposing the current proposed SB1578 forced cap and trade. The following is what Mr. X and I are proposing. It is written in the style of language the lawmakers use. How many times have liberals stated “If Only I Could Pay More Taxes”? Well, here is the proposed concept that would allow them to do so, AND to feel good about it.

PROPOSAL FOR LEGISLATIVE CONCEPT

Whereas; The pathway of implementation of all Governmental, intergovernmental, inter-agency,Nongovernmental Organization programs addressing “Sustainable Development” defined participation as “voluntary”.

Whereas; This long term voluntary participation allowed for the intrusion of the concept of “Cap and Trade” into our society, where forced participation has been more than controversial as the effect of the proposed punitive harms become apparent to the citizens of the State of Oregon.

Whereas; The divide between the large urban areas of the state and rural Oregon regarding this issue has become problematic to conducting the general business of the state legislative body.

Whereas; Participation was originally proposed to be “voluntary”, the following proposed legislative concept is summarized for realistic consideration as a solution.

  1. A totally voluntary participation in a “Cap and Trade” concept, consisting of a membership program and additional registration with public utilities (gas,electric etc). The voluntary members of this program would be issued a card similar to snap benefits (Oregon Trail) card, with the difference being instead of giving the user a financial benefit the card would simply allow the member to pay the burden of punitive harms directly to the State either at point of purchase or weekly or monthly.
  2. Participation by members would allow the valuable compilation of specific data so the member can understand the effect on global carbon emissions they are having as an individual, as well as an accurate total of individual costs.

Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 6, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac.

Find out more great stuff from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Outdoor Report.

7:35: Kevin Starrett with the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill today. The legislative session is over, and some gun bills are as dead as fried chicken. But, some still do remain a threat to your gun rights. We’ll go over all of the details.

Check out this article from Kevin for more information.

You can find more great content, all over at: OregonFirearms.org

8:10: State Representative Duane Stark calls the show to tell us what is going on with the walkout. And, what about all of those budgets that got left behind? Could a Special Session be coming? We’ll discuss it.

8:35: Knute Buehler, candidate for Oregon U.S. Representative, District 2 seat joins Bill in studio today. We’ll talk about Knute’s ideas for what he’d like to do, should he win the election this November.

Get more information over at: KnuteBuehler.com


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 5, 2020

6:35: Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside The Beltway chats with Bill. Today, we’re talking with Michael about cyber and “Germ” security.

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. LabMD specializes in analysis and diagnosis of blood, urine, and tissue specimens for cancers, micro-organisms and tumor markers. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cyber-security practices. The early years of his entering and fighting in Washington, DC, are recorded in his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway”. In so doing, he has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years.

7:10: Sean Moran, a member of the Ashland Budget Committee talks with Bill this morning.

Should the voters pass an 8.2 million dollar bond measure to rebuild Ashland’s historic city hall? We’ll discuss it.

8:10: John West from Josephine County Commission Watch joins Bill in studio. John takes issue with Josephine County Commissioner Lily Morgan, we’ll discuss just exactly why.

Find out more over at: JoCoCommishWatch.com


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com chats with Bill this morning. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

Today, we’re talking with Eric about two of his latest articles over at EPAutos.com

The Elon Exemption Passes

“Colorado just passed a new law specially designed to advantage Elon Musk, Rivian and anyone else “selling” electric cars. They will be permitted to “sell” them directly to “buyers” (in air quotes for the same reason you’d put DMV “customer” in air quotes) but everyone else will be forbidden to do so.”  Click the link to read the rest.

And…

A Millenial Moment

“There is something worse than a generation gap. There is a worldview gap.

My generation – Generation X – was the last pre-computer generation and the last generation to reach adulthood before the Safety Cult had metastasized into a mainstream religion. When we were teenagers, we were expected to learn how to drive – because the cars wouldn’t do it for us.” Click the title to read the rest.

Hey don’t forget, you can read Eric’s reviews of the latest and hottest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes all over at: EPAutos.com

7:35: Ed, the man known as “Mr. X,” community activist, expert researcher, Green Mafia expert and all around nice guy joins Bill in studio today.

Today, we talk with Ed about the need for a new GOP strategy to change the narrative of the carbon cap and trade/GOP walkout.

Would you like to know more? You can read more from Mr. X’s vast reams of paper, all over at his website: MrXFiles.com

8:35: Randall Lee with Advanced Air talks with Bill in studio. We’ll talk about all the latest deals going on now, over at Advanced Air, and that’s not all. Advanced Air is always looking for hardworking, team-oriented people to join their team. Listen in and see how you can apply for a good, living wage career.

695 E. Vilas Road, Central Point

PHONE: 541-772-6866

ONLINE: MyAdvancedAir.com

8:50: Monica and Monya are in studio with Bill to talk about the upcoming Live to Dance with The ARC Stars event on March 14th.

Would you like to know more? You can head over to:

TheARCJackson.org

There you can get tickets and more info.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

6:35: Dr. Mark Bruce M.D. an emergency room physician and Ambassador to Belize and Canada for the American College of Emergency Physicians talks with Bill. We’ll talk with the good doctor today, not only about his new book:

Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog: A Warm Cold War Story

But, we’ll also touch upon the COVID-19 virus. Epidemic or pandemic, and is the world overreacting to this issue? Or, has it under-reacted? We’ll discuss it.

7:35: Michael J. Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and co-author of the new book:

How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow’s Schools

HOW TO EDUCATE AN AMERICAN understands that “Schools can’t do it all by themselves.  They need effective allies.  Yet recognizing the limits of formal education also helps us focus on the essential obligations and distinctive capabilities of schooling itself.  Supplying knowledge.  Forging citizens.  Forming strong character.  Bestowing dignity.  Placing those obligations front and center is what we have sought to accomplish in this volume—and what we need to accomplish for the sake of our children and the society they will inhabit.  That’s how to educate an American.”

Michael is also research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Education Commission of the States. 

8:10: State Senator Herman Baertschiger calls from his secret location, to give an update of what’s going on with the walkout and the end of the short legislative session that looms on the horizon.

Would you like to know more? Follow Herman on Twitter


Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 2, 2020

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com kicks off today’s guest list. Its the Monday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill today. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Matthews about the movement that looks to make southern, central and eastern Oregon, part of the State of Idaho. We’ll also talk with Dr. Matthews about President Trump’s Drug Plan.

Yet Another Way for Blue Staters to Flee to a Red State

And…

Trump Should Dust Off Last Year’s Drug Reform Plan

Find out more, all over at: IPI.org

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of Visiting Past & Present. Learn more about Dr. Powers, and his many literary works, over at: DennisPowersBooks.com

Denman Wildlife Area

by Dennis Powers

Once where real estate promoters during the 1900’s “Orchard Boom and Bust” tried to sell lots, the Agate Desert north of Medford was tough to farm and strewn with agate rocks, grasses, and wildflowers. It took the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, with war declared against Japan and Germany, in order for the area to completely change. Medford’s civic leaders had convinced the military that the desert was the right place for an Army training facility.

Encompassing over 43,000 acres and 77 square miles, the building core was a one-mile rectangle, had over 1,300 buildings, and was the second largest city in Oregon. Named “Camp White,” 40,000 troops were trained at a time. At the end of World War II, the camp was deactivated. Most of buildings were sold and hauled away, except for the hospital facilities that became the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary (or “Dom”). The camp’s core became the infrastructure for the White City Industrial Park, and the former building interior was renamed as White City in 1960.

Towards the end of World War II, Kenneth Denman had been appointed to the Oregon Game Commission, now the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. He was a Medford attorney, Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee, and a committed conservationist and sportsman. Although he only served for 1-1/2 years on the commission, this whetted his appetite to preserve areas for future generations. Among other environmental activities, Denman helped found the Rogue River Sportsmen’s club, which later affiliated with the Izaak Walton League.  

After the war, a long-time family friend, Charlie Hoover, purchased a small part of the Camp White property (near the present sports park) and who created three manmade ponds that runoff irrigation water filled. The Rogue River Retriever Club trained their dogs and held competitions there, including Kenneth Denman with his champion retriever. He accepted another appointment to the Game Commission in 1951, and one year later, became its chairman. In this acceptance, he was quoted: “I have fished and hunted since I was big enough to carry a rod or a firearm. I take this responsibility because I am anxious to save these wildlife resources for all of our kids.”

His lobbying to preserve the remaining wildlife acres of Camp White was successful. In 1954, the remaining 1,760 acres of the camp was transferred from the federal government to the state’s Game Commission at no cost, provided it was used as a wildlife management area. After ten years on the Commission, Kenneth Denman retired in 1961 and died one year later at age 58. His son, Don, followed his father as an attorney and served 9-plus years on the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Owing to his commitment to preserving the wildlife area, this was renamed in 1963 as the Denman Wildlife Area. Today, it offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and other species in permanent ponds. Hunting is permitted during season, especially for game birds. The facilities include a boat ramp, wildlife viewing kiosk, toilets, picnic tables, trails, and equipment buildings.

A youth-pheasant hunt is put on annually where kids seventeen years and younger (with hunter-education cards) can try for pen-raised pheasants under supervision. Field training and trials continue for retrievers, where the Top Amateur Retriever for 2012 was trained and also won an incredible seven American Kennel Club-sanctioned field trials that year.

The huge Denman Wildlife Area allows fishing, hunting, and retrieving to co-exist with hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewingall owing to the efforts of Kenneth Denman.

Sources: “Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Denman Wildlife Area,” at Wildlife Area; Bill Miller, “Who Inspired the Denman Wildlife Area?,” Mail Tribune, April 22, 2007, at On Kenneth Denman; Mark Freeman, “Oregon black Lab retriever is top dog,” Mail Tribune, April 12, 2013, at Top Retriever Trained at the Area.

8:45: Jon Pfefferle, Volunteer Supervisor with Food & Friends Senior Meals Program joins Bill in studio.

Find out lots ore over at: RVCOG.org

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Bill Meyer Show: Friday, February 28, 2020

Bill is taking the day off today to take care of a personal matter. He’ll return next week, Monday, March 2nd, at 6AM for more talk and analysis of the issues facing you. Have a great weekend, and we’ll talk with you Monday.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update, though, Rick is on the West Coast today.

Get more great content and opinions from Rick, all over at:

DailyTorch.com

7:10: Adam Schwend with Stand With Our Senators PAC, calls the show. This PAC is supporting the Republicans that have walked away from the Capitol in protest of the cap and trade bill that super majority Democrats want to shove down Oregonians’ throats.

Adam Schwend has worked in Oregon politics supporting pro-private property rights and limited government causes since 2003.  He served as the Tillamook County Director for the Bush/Cheney ’04 campaign, has run dozens of campaigns for legislative and local candidates, as well as local and state ballot measure campaigns.

In addition to his work in politics, Adam owns a small real estate brokerage on the north Oregon Coast and serves on the Government Affairs Key Committee, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for the Oregon Association of Realtors and on the Public Policy Steering Committee for the National Association of Realtors.

7:35: Oregon State Representative Kim Wallan chats with Bill. We’ll get Kim’s take on the current situation, where Republican Representatives and Senators are in hiding, in boycott of a new cap and trade bill that urban Democrats want to push through the short session of the Legislature.

8:10: Dr. Jonathan Latham PhD Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project in Ithaca, NY chats with Bill today.

Gene Editing is offered up as the revolutionary future of medical treatment. Edit defective genes in a person, then cure the genetic disease. However, Dr. Latham writes that scientists are discovering more gene editing errors than once thought.

READ: Researchers Are Substantially Undercounting Gene-Editing Errors, Concludes a New Paper

Synopsis: New research on mice has found that complex and aberrant DNA insertions are common results of gene-editing. The findings applied across multiple experiments on independent edits from different genome locations.

Even more notable, however, these complex genetic rearrangements at the edit site were only rarely detected by standard analytical methods. The authors called this finding “disturbing”. The research suggests, therefore, 

that not only is gene-editing more error-prone than thought, but that many researchers are falsely claiming to have obtained precise edits.

This article is freely available through a Creative Commons license (Version 4.0). We encourage sharing and reposting.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com talks with Bill this morning.

Today, we talk with Eric about ride-sharing like Uber and Lyft and other transportation issues.

READ: Ride-Sharing’s Broken Promises

7:10: Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) chats with Bill.

It seems that big alcohol and tobacco are getting into the marijuana industry, thereby wiping out any “Mom ‘n’ Pop” growers and producers. This could affect the business in Southern Oregon. We’ll talk about it.

As a part of its ongoing effort to expose the Big Tobacco and other predatory industries rushing to take over the commercial marijuana industry, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) released a new webpage focused on laying out the many investments made into Big Marijuana from addiction-for-profit conglomerates, as well as highlighting the former federal lawmakers who are now on the marijuana industry’s payroll.

“The corporate marijuana industry that is developing in our country and in Canada wants to paint an image of a small, mom and pop movement, but this is far from the truth,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of SAM and a former senior drug policy advisor to the Obama Administration. “Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco, and Big Pharma are in the process of taking over marijuana. This resource is just one more part of our effort to expose the concerning truth to the public—do we really want another predatory industry?”

The industry profiles page, viewable here, lays out the investments into marijuana by serval titans of Big Tobacco (Altria, Phillip Morris, Imperial Brands, and Pax Labs — the developer of Juul), Big Alcohol (Constellation Brands, Anheuser-Busch, Heineken and Molson Coors), and Big Pharma (Novartis, Purdue Pharma).

According to a recent study, deaths from liver disease and other alcohol-related deaths have doubled over the last twenty years. At the same time, the alcohol industry has begun investing billions into the marijuana industry, as explained on the industry profiles page.

What’s more, the resource exposes the handful of former federal lawmakers who currently draw massive paychecks from the marijuana industry. Chief among these are former House Speaker John Boehner and former Senate Majority and Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

“The fact that former lawmakers, some of whom worked diligently to expand Big Pot’s influence, are now drawing a check because of their work is extremely concerning,” continued Dr. Sabet. “Former House Speaker John Boehner blocked almost all attempts at criminal justice reform while in office and is now poised to collect $20,000,000 should federal legalization pass—the American people should be outraged by this.”

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is the nation’s leading nonpartisan, non-profit public health alliance of concerned citizens and professionals who oppose marijuana legalization and support science-backed marijuana policies. SAM and its 30+ state affiliates have successfully prevented marijuana legalization in dozens of state legislatures and at the ballot box.

7:40: Oregon State Representative Duane Stark (R-Grants Pass) calls in to talk with Bill. He’ll give us an update on what’s going on with the Legislature and his take on what is going on with “Cap and Trade,” and the GOP walkout.

8:45: Don Johnson and Pete Jorgensen, members of the Ashland Lions join Bill in studio to tell you why YOU should join them.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:10: Eli Dimitru, a concerned citizen from Freedom 2 Say No 2 Smart Meters chats with Bill.

Today, we’ll hear an update from Eli on what the group’s next cause is that they’re getting behind. See more over at: Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.org

7:20: State Senator Herman Baertschiger of Grants Pass, calls in from an unknown location, to give you an update on what’s going on with the Republican walkout, in hopes of killing Senate Bill 1530.

7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill today.

Kevin was present when 11 Republican State Senators walked out of the chamber yesterday. He’ll tell us about it, and where it may be headed.

OregonFirearms.org

8:10: Nik Walenda, legendary high-wire walker and daredevil chats with Bill today.

Soon, Nik will be taking on his most dangerous high-wire walk yet, over the active, Mayasa Volcano in Nicaragua. And, he’s here to tell us about it today.

“Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” will air as a live two-hour special on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). This will mark Nik’s longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and make him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano. The date of Nik’s next highwire special was first announced during ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” from Times Square, the same location where Nik last walked the highwire 25 stories above New York City in June.

Check out more about Nik at: NikWalenda.com


Bill’s Guests: Monday, February 24, 2020

6:35: Don Stenberg, former Nebraska Attorney and State Treasurer chats with Bill this morning.

Don has a new book coming out in early May, Eavesdropping on Lucifer. In the book, Lucifer explains to his apprentice how the drastic changes in our culture came about – from abortion on demand to Ten Commandment monuments being removed and religious freedom being restricted. In the end, Lucifer admits and complains that his evil work can be defeated by belief in God’s Son.

Don’s book is scheduled to be released May 5, 2020, but can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Pam Ames, Spokesperson for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Oregon talks with Bill.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon announces they will ask the Jackson County Commissioners at the public hearing scheduled this Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to propose a 24/7 psychiatric crisis center. We delve into this topic, and other issues regarding mental health problems in the area.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of Visiting Past & Present.

The Past & Present of Mercy Flights

Dennis Powers

George Milligan in the 1940s was a Medford air traffic controller in the “old, civilian control tower.” In 1949, a close friend of his with polio died during the long drive from the city to Portland for treatment. An ambulance was taking the young man to a saving, iron lung, but he died before getting there. Since polio vaccine wasn’t developed until the mid-1950s, this was the only option for victims with a respiratory system paralyzed by the diseaseand the closest one was in Portland.

George decided then to buy a surplus military plane and turn it into an air ambulance, the first such service in the country. With fundraising efforts by schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, and other community members, Milligan raised enough money to purchase the first Mercy Flights airplane, a twin-engine Cessna known as the “Bamboo Bomber.”

That same year, he created a membership program so that people not only could contribute to Mercy Flights, but also insure that they would be covered if they needed emergency air transportation. A friend, Earl Warren, was the first family subscriber at a membership fee of $2, and he also flew with George for a few years helping to transport people. When Earl Warren had a heart attack, he used his Mercy Flights membership, as well as after later incurring a severe head injury from a fall.

(Under its present annual membership program, Mercy Flights bills the insurance company for services provided and the payments are considered payment in full. If the member does not have insurance, the bill is reduced by 50%.)

Its operations grew each year to where more equipment, personnel, and support were needed to cover the numbers of patients requiring its help. With a board of directors governing the non-profit operation, it does not depend on taxpayer funds but relies instead on its membership fees and billings. Unfortunately in 1985, however, Milligan and three others died, less than a mile from the Medford airport when their airplane lost power.

In 1992 – 1993, Mercy Flights purchased two area ambulance services to include ground services throughout Jackson County. By later agreements, it coordinates land ambulance services in Josephine and Douglas Counties with its air transportation. In 1995, it entered into a contract to provide emergency helicopter services to calls within a 150-mile radius of Medford.

Mercy Flights today employs 200 people, including medically-trained staff and eight, full-time pilots who fly three King Air C-90 airplanes. These powerful twin-engine turboprop airplanes are pressurized to 30,000 feet. Their coverage is of the Western U.S. within 1,000 air miles of Medford in the continental U.S. and primarily used for transporting patients between medical facilities. It staffs its helicopter on a 24/7 day basis. The aircraft and helicopter have on board state-of-the-art, in-flight medical equipment and trained personnel, including a nurse and paramedic with physicians on contract; nineteen ambulances are now available for needed transportation throughout its regional coverage.

By ground ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing planes, Mercy Flights covers patients in Southern Oregon and Northern California. It responds to 200-plus emergencies each year by helicopter, most of which are heart attacks, car crashes, and injuries related to hunting or outdoor sports. It is used mostly for critically ill and injured patients where time makes a difference. A helicopter can travel from Medford, for example, to a burn center in Portland in an hour and 15 minutes, while ground ambulance takes five hours.

Mercy Flights has grown from its Spartan beginnings to being a leader in medical transportation. It has flown more than 20,000 patients throughout the Western United States, and its ground ambulance service currently serves 19,000 patients each yearand it’s from this area (with over 18,000 households as members).

Sources: See generally its website: Mercy Flights; Teresa Thomas, “Mercy Flights: 20 years trouble-free,” Mail Tribune, August 26, 2009 at More information; KTVL staff, “Mercy Flights’ fleet grows,” September 27, 2018 at New King Air C-90.  


 

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Several Oregon Counties Stand Against Cap and Trade

Numerous Oregon counties, including the Eastern Oregon Counties Association have signed documents, that announce those counties’ opposition to Senate Bill 1530. Below are some of the counties that have come out so far in opposition of this bill that would cripple business, especially in rural areas of the state. This is only a few that have signed Proclamations, and is only a tentative list of exactly all of those counties on board, as there may be more to sign on.

EOCA Proclamation

Coos

Curry

Douglas

Jackson

Josephine

Linn

Polk

Wheeler

Yamhill


Bill’s Guests: Friday, February 21, 2020

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update!

Today, we’ll cover the latest shenanigans from Mordor on The Potomac. You can see more great content from Rick, all over at:

DailyTorch.com

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls the show to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report.

7:35: Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts talks with Bill this hour. Today, we’ll talk with Colleen about the number of Oregon counties, whose commissioners are standing in opposition of Senate Bill 1530. The Cap and Trade Bill.

8:10: Gwyn Reen, a Medford resident who lives in the North Foothill Road area joins Bill in studio. Gwyn has concerns about the proposal to improve N. Foothill Road and believes city action to do that has damaged her well, and we’ll discuss the problem.

8:45: Steve Miller from Airport Chevrolet joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of Whose Business Is It Anyway? We’ll talk today with Steve about Airport’s amazing 30 years in business in the Rogue Valley.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and force behind EPAutos.com talks with Bill today. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment!

Today, we’ll talk with Eric about how you can go about getting a quality used car in this day of computers and tech driven cars. We’ll also talk more on electric cars.

READ: The Risk-Free Used Car

And, you can check out more over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: Kim Wallan, Oregon State Representative (R-Medford), talks with Bill this hour.

Kim will tell us about the Republican walk-out and other goings-on in Salem, as part of the short Legislative session.

7:35: Ed, AKA “Mr. X,” community activist, research Jedi, Green Mafia expert and all around nice guy, joins Bill in studio today.

We’ll delve more into the so-called “cap & trade,” deal that disconnected, urban leftists want to foist upon you and your family, and make you like it.

Read more from Mr. X’s vast reams of paper, all over at: MrXFiles.com

8:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation joins Bill today.

We’ll chat with Kevin today on the status of some of the gun control bills that are making their way through the State Legislature.

Get more great content and see the issues facing gun owners like you, all over at: OregonFirearms.org


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

6:35: E. Werner Reshke, Oregon State Representative from Klamath Falls talks with Bill.

Standing On Principle

To say the political divide in Salem is deep and wide would be the understatement of the new decade. Democrat leaders in Oregon share a common worldview with Sen. Bernie Sanders and his fellow socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where the Green New Deal, Medicare For All, and Sweeping Gun Control Reforms must become law or the world will soon end as we know it. Republicans not only reject these ideas — as they will put in jeopardy our freedoms, our future and our prosperity — State Republicans object to the unfair process being used to try and pass such legislation in Salem.

This past week, I chose to leave a committee early, before a vote, in a strong gesture of protest along with two of my House Republican colleagues. We were being forced to vote on one of three versions of Cap and Trade bills introduced just two weeks ago. This 69 page bill had never been discussed, debated, or received any public input. This by itself is an abuse of the process. It is using majority power to get a pre-determined outcome, obfuscating Oregon’s deliberative (slow, methodical) and transparent (public input) committee process to get the best outcome. As most know, I am not afraid to take a stand and vote no. In addition, I will not stand for the Oregon’s legislative process being run over. This specific process is in place to ensure robust debate, amendments and scrutiny — protecting all Oregonians.

Oregon’s legislative short session ends in less than three weeks. That said, I believe we are in the midst of an epic political crisis. Tensions are high at the Capitol. According to Oregon’s Constitution, there is nothing the legislature is required to accomplish during this session. New bills and major legislation are meant for long session. However, the leading Democrat party is cramming major new legislation into short session, something it was never intended for. Collaboration, finding common ground, and working together has become an extremely rare commodity. Much of this political crisis has to do with the super majority status of Democrats. They act as if their 60% majority gives them control to do anything they want, at any time, for any reason. That is incorrect. The Constitution requires 67% — two-thirds of members in both chambers — before any legislative business can move forward. It’s important to note that Democrats are two members short of that number in both the Oregon House and Oregon Senate. That means they need Republicans to join them to move any legislative business forward. Unfortunately, there has been little effort by Democrats to engage Republicans in any meaningful conversation on key issues — nothing genuine, nothing substantive.

Republican legislators refuse to be run over by bullying tactics of Democrats in an abuse of the legislative process. Republicans will do what it takes — within the constraints of the constitution — to ensure the values that made Oregon great are protected, as well as the future for all Oregonians.

My social media pages have seen a surge of activity expressing support for my exit from the Energy and Environment Committee, and to continue standing firm. I encourage all Oregonians to educate themselves on the key issues of our time (beyond bumper sticker slogans) and to become involved in the political process. 

In 1775 Samuel Adams wrote about the very dangers of an uninformed people, who did not pay attention to their elected officials and strayed from the moral path. “When people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.” I encourage us to do everything we can to avoid this pitfall.

It is an honor to serve as the State Representative for the people of southern Klamath & Lake Counties. I pledge to do my best to protect our life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, rural values and livelihood.

— E. Werner Reschke, State Representative, House District 56, Southern Klamath and Lake counties 

7:10: Bob Chard, Oregon coordinator for The State of Jefferson chats with Bill.

To learn more, head over to: SojXX.org

7:35: Herman Baertschiger, Oregon State Senator from Grants Pass joins the show to give you a Legislative update.

8:10: Peter Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute and New York Times #1 Best Selling Author talks with Bill this morning.

Today, we discuss Peter’s latest work, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite

Schweizer and his team of investigators turn their follow-the-money focus to the nation’s top progressives—politicians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends. Schweizer asks the question: Can they be trusted with more power?

In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances and secret deals of some of America’s top leaders, and uncovers:

  • Schweizer first reported on Hunter Biden’s now-infamous deals in his #1 New York Times bestseller Secret Empires. But the Hunter Biden scandal is just the “tip of the iceberg.” In Profiles in Corruption Schweizer reveals The ‘Biden Five’—Five Biden family members who collectively siphoned tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and guaranteed loans.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s son-in-law’s secret deal with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard
  • How Elizabeth Warren quietly bagged MILLIONS from corporations by leveraging her position as a government consultant—despite her loud stance against corporate America
  • How Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign flowed tens of millions of dollars to a mysterious company linked to his wife
  • Bernie Sanders’ scheme that allows him to steer money and favors to his family
  • Amy Klobuchar’s corporate cash extraction method

8:35: Mike McCoy with “Skillbillies” chats with Bill. He has a new online business he’s plans on taking nationwide.  Launch from in the Rogue Valley and needs to recruit mostly retired part-time skilled home improvement labor. 

Skillbillies.com

Skillbillies is an association of skilled tradesmen and women who can fix or remodel almost anything inside or outside your home.  Most of us have at least 20 years of experience in building and remodeling homes. Rather than work for large companies, We prefer working alone or with individuals we’ve gotten to know over the years.  We also welcome young people who would like to learn the trades.  This is to ensure that home repair and remodeling skills are passed from one generation to the next.  If you’re a “skillbaby” go the main menu at the top of the page and submit your application.  Once we see your entry, we’ll get right back to you.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, February 17, 2020

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from www.RogueWeather.com

 7:35 Professor Tevi Troy, author of “Fight House” 

President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous, but don’t be fooled—the White House has long been a “fight house.”

Former White House staffer and presidential historian Tevi Troy unveils infamous brawls in Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump, giving readers ringside seats to the dramatic clashes within both Republican and Democratic administrations as their heavyweight personalities went head-to-head.

 8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, www.DennisPowersBooks.com for “Where Past Meets Present”

The Rogue Valley Manor/Pacific Retirement Systems

By Dennis Powers

 In the early 1950s, senior facilities did not exist as now. When the Reverend Ross Knottsthen pastor of the Ashland Methodist Churchcouldn’t find an acceptable facility for his retired father, he decided one should be built on Barneburg Hill in southeast Medford. An ecumenical group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together with him on this plan, and “The Manor” was incorporated in 1955. Different civic, professional, and other religious leaders joined together to push the concept into reality. 

On November 4, 1961, the Rogue Valley Manor (“RVM”) held its opening ceremony, and the famed announcer, Paul Harvey, broadcasted his show on Medford’s KMED that day about the new “Barneburg Hilton.” Constructed on the highest hill in Medford, the city’s tallest building at ten storiesturquoise-colored with a high center and two, twin endslooks down onto the Valley and was built by people of faith.

The Manor expanded afterwards to where it now includes three more multi-story buildings, apartments, private care suites, a healthcare center, nine-hole golf course, cottages, and other amenities. The community covers many of the needs of its senior citizens who live there: independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, private care, and even memory care. Among different awards received, Hospitality Design and Lodging magazine in 1999 awarded RVM its Gold Key Award for excellence in senior living design.              

However, the story doesn’t end here. To focus on reaching a broader community, the Manor’s board of directors in the 1980s decided to form a completely new corporation to oversee this outreach effort. Incorporated in 1990, the new organization was named, “Pacific Retirement Services (‘PRS’)” with RVM as a subsidiary. Today, PRS develops, operates, manages, and markets retirement communities throughout the U.S.

It is one of the largest nonprofit provider of senior living services and care in the nation, serving approximately 5,000 residents with near 3,000 employees. The communities owned outright are: Capitol Lakes (Madison, Wisconsin), Cascade Manor (Eugene), Holladay Park Plaza (Portland), Mirabella (Portland), Mirabella (Seattle), Rogue Valley Manor, Trinity Terrace (Fort Worth, Texas), and the University Retirement Community (Davis, California); it is also developing a unique facility named Mirabella at Arizona State University (Tempe), a 20-story senior living facility, which is expected to be completed in 2020. 

PRS manages retirement centers in Davis, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Rosa, and Saratoga, California. PRS also manages 25 affordable housing communities across Oregon, California, and Texas–including one for families (Glenridge Terrace in Medford)–with support from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In 2010, the Rogue Valley Manor completed a $65 million construction project that included the Manor Terrace to the south (a four-story, 120,000-square-foot building. In 2014, the initial-1961 building underwent an $8 million project to replace windows, change the building’s color, and add new air conditioning and heating systems, among others since then. This and other PRS facilities stand out, as do the services to its residents. The Manor currently offers some 800 residential units with 1,000 residents on its present 668-acre campus.    

In early 2020, RVM submitted applications to city planning for constructing at least 1,462 more residential units around the existing greens of Centennial Golf Club next to North Phoenix Road in southeast Medford. The biggest feature is to be a gated 55-plus community overlooking the golf course. The proposal calls for annexing 417 acres with 221 acres set aside for residences, including commercial facilities and 41 acres for high-density units. The permit process is estimated at 18 months with the “potential economic value” to approach a half-billion dollars.  

Sources: “Rogue Valley Manor” at RV Manor; Pacific Retirement Services, generally, at PRS and PRS Communities; Damian Mann, “Building the ‘Barneburg Hilton’,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013; Damian Mann, “Manor Swings for the Future,” Mail Tribune, February 1, 2020 at Plans for 1400 Housing Units.

8:35 Jimmy Crumpacker, candidate for Congress, Oregon’s 2nd District. www.CrumpackerforCongress.com 

 

 

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