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11-18 to 11-22-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

11-18 to 11-22-2019
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Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 22, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update. You can check out more from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report. 7:35: Andrew Pollack, author of Why Meadow Died – The People and Policies that created Parkland’s Shooter and Endanger America’s Students talks with Bill. After the school shooting in Santa Clarita last week, the media blamed the NRA for a day and then moved on. As usual, it ignored the questions that matter to parents: why does this keep happening, and how can we stop it? Moving on without answers wasn’t an option for Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the Parkland school shooting. Even as the media propped up student activists to leverage the tragedy for political gain, Andrew went on a mission to find every answer and tell parents what they need to know to keep their kids safe. In Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created Parkland’s Shooter and Endanger America’s Students, Andrew teamed up with a renowned education expert, Max Eden, to investigate and expose everything that enabled the tragedy. They quickly realized that it was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And scarier still: the policies that made it inevitable have spread to your child’s school.  8:10: Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill today. The Senator will speak at tomorrow’s Jackson County Republican Party 2020 election kickoff event 6-8:30 at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring Street in Medford.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, November 21, 2019

7:10: Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenTheBooks.com, a website that collects and collates public records in a large database for the people’s persusal, chats with Bill. OpentheBooks – The Largest Private Database of Public-sector Expenditures OpentheBooks announces its new website that makes it easier than ever for Americans to search and uncover facts, as well as comprehensive oversight reporting on things from the poop map of San Francisco to where the rats hang out in New York City—even Stephen Colbert had to talk about that one. Congress is not doing the business of the people—and whether it’s the call for transparency or ethics, OpentheBooks will keep talking about it and providing real facts, real data that really matters—even if Congress won’t. OpentheBooks.com is the largest private databases of government spending in the world. The mission: “Every dime, online, in real time.” This important work on behalf of the American taxpayer, has been featured on major news platforms such as C-Span, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, Fox News and CNN. OpentheBooks By the Numbers:

·        $100 Billion—the binge spending for 2019 by the largest federal agencies;

·        60,000 Freedom of Information Act requests filed last year;

·        49 of 50 state checkbooks now open to the public;

·        111 investigations published at Forbes, with more than 5 MM page views;

·        5 pieces of legislation have been filed in Congress from OpentheBooks oversight;

·        1 new website that makes it easier than ever for anyone to search and find out facts, as well as comprehensive oversight reporting.

Go and check it out for yourself: OpenTheBooks.com 7:35: Randall Barrett, a local activist, joins Bill in studio to discuss Saturday evening’s Jackson County Republican 2020 Election Kickoff meeting and rally this Saturday night 6 to 8:30pm at the Roxy Ann Grange in Medford, 1850 Spring Street in Medford. 8:10: Luther Horsley, a party to the Klamath “Takings Lawsuit’ (taking of water rights/property) it’s a lawsuit which has dragged on for some 20 years. A decision last week went against the irrigators, and we’ll discuss what’s next.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, the automotive journalist from EPAutos.com chats with Bill today. It’s Wheels Up Wednesday, with Eric Peters! For a good dose of Libertarian politics, opinion, and not to mention awesome reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all you have to do is head on over to EPAutos.com. 7:10: Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency’s, Washington D.C. Correspondent talks with Bill today. It appears that Chick-Fil-A, the restaurant chain known for adhering to Christian values, and who will be coming to Southern Oregon soon, has stopped donating to two of the biggest, faith based charities that there are after years of criticism from the LGBTQ. As Catholic News Agency reports, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes—organizations that both promote the Biblical belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. This decision was prompted after weeks of protests by LGBT rights activists against the fast-food chain for supporting such organizations that have been accused of harboring anti-LGBT views. 8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill in studio to discuss a bit of foreign policy news, but also – are people being sucked into buying gold “prematurely”?

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6:35: Phil Kerpen, President of American Committment chats with Bill to kick off the show. Phil poses the question whether a transparency rule for Big Tech would avoid the perils of more heavy-handed government regulation and dissipate the distrust coming from both the Left and Right?  We’ll discuss it. Read Phil’s op-ed right here: Transparency for Big Tech And, you can get more great information, all over at: AmericanCommittment.org 7:10: Steven Sabel, Information Coordinator for the City of Grants Pass talks with Bill. We’ll catch up on the latest from the City Council with Steve. 8:10: Charlotte Hays, Director of Cultural Programs with the Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill today. Today, we’ll talk with Charlotte about Representative Elise Stefanik, and how she’s gone from an obscure New York Republican rep, to Impeachment hearings, superstar. Though Stefanik shied away from political grandstanding, and simply went for answers in her questioning, that didn’t stop ABC’s Chief Political Analyst, Matthew Dowd from blasting her on social Media. Dowd’s Tweet read: “Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn’t necessarily get you the leaders we need.” You can read the entire article below. Gutsy Woman: Rep. Elise Stefanik Emerges as Adept Questioner Get more great information, all over at: IWF.org

Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 18, 2019

6:35: Dr. Bruce L. Hartman, talks with Bill this morning. Today we discuss Dr. Hartman’s new book: But we’ll also talk with Dr. Hartman about an issue that happened right here in Oregon. CHICK-FIL-A FOOD TRUCK AT FOOTBALL GAME MAKES OREGON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FEEL “UNSAFE” About 100 students at an Oregon high school walked out of classes last week in support of the LGBTQ community after they said a series of events made students feel unsafe, including the presence of a Chick-fil-A food truck at home football games. The West Linn High School students, organized by the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, walked out of school Friday to protest what they say is rising anti-LGBTQ sentiment on campus. GSA President Susie Walters, who organized the protest, told a local NBC affiliate that LGBTQ students have increasingly been the target of harassment and bullying at the school. Two recent incidents sparked the protest, including a transgender senior’s car being vandalized with the word “queer” on it and Chick-fil-A being invited as this season’s food vendor for home football games.–Washington Times You can read the entire article for yourself at the link below.

Chick-fil-A food truck sparks walkout at Oregon high school

Dr. Bruce L. Hartman is the Author of Jesus & Co. and founder of Gideon Partners, an advisory firm committed to “Walking with people into a brighter future” as they navigate life and career transitions and advance Christian values in the marketplace. A seasoned executive with over 30 years of success creating shareholder value for Fortune 500 firms. In May 2018, Bruce will receive his Doctorate degree in Ministry. An unusual blend of excellence in both the business world and Theology.  See more: BruceLHartman.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local author and historian joins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” Check out more at: DennisPowersBooks.com

Alan DeBoer: Businessman & Community Leader

by Dennis Powers

Alan DeBoer was born in 1951 as one of six children (Sid, Bob, Alan; Phyllis, Nancy, and Janice) that Walt and Bernice DeBoer raised. The family had moved to Ashland in 1946, where Walt started Lithia Motors, a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. Located in Ashland’s downtown Plaza and named after the town’s Lithia Springs, a grand total of 14 cars were sold in its first year. When struck by a car in 1968, Walt tragically died and his 25-year-old son, Sid, took over and ran the operations. Alan was then a teenager. Working with different partners over time, Alan DeBoer ran car dealerships, as well as in real estate and other ventures. In 1983, for example, he acquired a lapsed Subaru franchise and brought on Gregg Sorensen as general manager, who later on became a partner in the business and vice president. Then in 1985, Alan with Dave Mills and Dwayne Wallace bought Town and Country Chevrolet in Ashland (and later acquired Buick and Cadillac franchises). In 1990, they opened up Airport Chevrolet in Medford. Different dealership franchises came by, such as Dollar GMC/Oldsmobile, Volvo, and Mitsubishi. In 1995, Southern Oregon Subaru moved to Biddle Road’s auto row in a 38,000 square-foot building on 6.5 acres. This includes Airport Chevrolet (with Buick/GMC lines). In 2018, Dave Mills and other long-term partners sold their interests back to Alan DeBoer and his son (including Town and Country). Alan also made key property donations to projects such as the Rogue Community College/Southern Oregon University campus in downtown Medford. His real estate ventures presently include (among others) the shopping center next to Exit 24 in Phoenix. Additionally, he contributed well to community activities. He has served on the Ashland Community Hospital board, the Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation, the Mt. Ashland Ski Association board, and Ashland Airport Commission, among many others. This has resulted in his earning honors and awards from the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (First Citizen’s Award), Southern Oregon University (the President’s Medal), Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon Historical Society, the Ashland Lions Club, Community Works, the Ashland Elks Lodge (Citizen of the Year), the Ashland YMCA, Rotary and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce (Citizen of the Year). He was a past president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association and runner-up finalist for the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. DeBoer served as the mayor of Ashland from 2000 to 2004 and as an Oregon State Senator from 2016 to 2018. Ashland resident Alan DeBoer obviously has a long-standing, standout history of community involvement and leadership as a business owner, volunteer, and elected official. Sources: Greg Stiles, “Wheels of Fortune,” Mail Tribune, May 16, 2003, at Car Dealership(s); Greg Stiles, “Alan DeBoer gets First Citizen Award,” Mail Tribune, September 14, 2012, at First Citizen Award; Mike McClain, “Dave Mills Embodies ‘Hard Work’ Ethic,’” Jacksonville Review, October 2018, at Auto Dealerships.

11-11 to 11-15-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

11-4 to 11-8-2019
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 11-11-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM TUESDAY 11-12-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM WEDNESDAY 11-13-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM THURSDAY 11-14-19  PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM FRIDAY 11-01-19  PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 15, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, joins Bill for the Weekly Swamp Update from Washington D.C. Check out more over at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Friday Outdoor Report. 8:10: Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk, chats with Bill today. Tom is here on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation www.saf.org and his own sig is https://guntalk.com/ We discuss the Santa Clarita school shooting, and carnage on the Mexican border – both affected by faulty government policy. Gun Talk can be heard on Sundays from 11am to 2pm right here on KMED and KCMD.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:10: John Tamny, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks, editor of Real Clear Markets chats with Bill. John has written a new book: In They’re Both Wrong, John Tamny explains how both Democrats and Republicans have turned the Constitution on its head by virtue of both parties presuming to govern us from Washington, D.C. – as opposed to each leaving us free to choose our policy bliss through our choice of city or state. 7:35: Ed, aka “Mr. X,” local activist, research Jedi and all around nice guy, makes his triumphant return the Day Electric Studio. Today we’ll be talking with X about the release of Governor Kate Brown’s wildfire action report. You can see more from Mr. X’s vast reams of paper, over at his website: MrXFiles.com 8:35: Terry Haines of the Non Commissioned Officers Association’s Rogue Chapter joins Bill in studio this morning. This year the VeteRun earned over $16,000 for local veteran causes but now we are 30 days away from the mailing deadline for care packages for our troops in harm’s way.  I have been in a combat zone over Christmas and I know what these packages mean to our troops morale.  This year we are supporting 2 separate groups.  One in Afghanistan that we have supported for several years that doesn’t have a PX and the other is our local Army National Guard from Jackson and Josephine Counties that are deployed to Somalia which also doesn’t have a PX. The cost to mail 1 large flat rate box to an APO or an FPO is $18.45 and you add the additional cost of the contents $40-$50 per box. Terry is here today to ask for your help in getting packages over to our troops. You can send donations to: NCOA Rogue Chapter PO Box: 5597, Central Point, Oregon 97502 Credit card donations can be taken at: ncoarogue.org The deadline to get packages to the APO/FPO for our troops by Christmas is approximately December 10th. If you have any other questions you can contact Terry via email at: veteran89@msn.com or call him at: 541-601-8467. These are men and women, who put their lives on the line and fight for our freedoms, such as the right for Bill to be on the air every day, to touch on the national and local issues that affect you and your loved ones. So, lets give them a gift from home, as they’ll not be with their loved ones for Christmas.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill this morning. It’s the Weekly Transportation Update with Eric Peters from EPAutos.com. Today, we talk with Eric about government control of YOU, via your automotive “property.” The Green Mafia and its hordes, want to force you out of your gas powered car, and get you into an electric one, by ANY MEANS POSSIBLE. Several of these Enviro-Mafioso are in your government today. READ: The Big Plantation Don’t forget, you can read more great stuff, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest and hottest, cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com 7:10: Jeremy Johnston, YouTuber, and creator of J House Vlogs, chats with Bill this morning. J House Vlogs is a Family Friendly YouTube Channel that has over 2 Million Subscribers and 2 Billion Views. Jeremy is also a former attorney and father of 5. Because of recent changes that the FTC wants to make impacting YouTube Creators and Family Friendly Content, Jeremy is meeting with the FTC Today, & has started an online petition for public comment which he will pass on to the FTC. For more information on that petition and Jeremy Johnston just go to YouTube and search “J House Vlogs.” Jeremy is fighting to keep YouTube Family Friendly content.  Jeremy has a meeting in DC on Nov. 13th with the FTC Commissioner. They want to create more government regulation and more severe penalties for people like Jeremy who make a living off their YouTube Channel. Head on over and check out the channel: J House Vlogs 8:10: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, “Steve The Marine,” joins Bill on the phone today. Today is an interesting topic with Steve. He says that, yes, the United States has ditched its debt… SEVERAL times. We’ll talk about it. Click the link below to read Steve’s article on the subject here. The National Debt and The Public Debts of The United States Can Constitutionally Be Repudiated 8:35: Randall from Advanced Air joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of Whose Business Is It Anyway?

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking with Dr. Matthews about wealth inequality, and his idea for reducing it, which the Leftist Democrats might not like. READ: An Easy Way to Reduce Wealth Inequality–But Democrats Won’t Like It Read more articles, over at: IPI.org 8:10: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill. Today, we’ll talk with Dave on the war ON Sanctuary City Policy, and we’ll go further into the Supreme Court DACA Case, being argued today. As always, you can get more great content over at: FairUS.org

Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 11, 2019

Veteran’s Day

6:35: Andrew Langer, President of the Institute for Liberty talks with Bill this morning. Andrew says that one of the problems with healthcare, whether it be the VA, Medicare or private sector, is the insurance companies. He says that they need to be broken up. And hard. We’ll talk about his articles on the subject, which you can read, by clicking the links below.

Collusion Is Causing Healthcare Costs to Soar

Is It Time to Break Up the Big Health Insurance Companies?

Since 2008, Andrew Langer has been President of the Institute for Liberty. IFL works on a variety of issues—promoting and protecting small business, linking trade and prosperity, tilting against the regulatory state. But at the organization’s core, and Andrew’s, is the desire to promote freedom and individual rights. Andrew has been involved in free-market and limited-government causes for nearly 20 years, has testified before Congress nearly two dozen times, and spoke at the historic 912 DC March. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report. 8:05: Brenda Stein, Wealth Advisor at SeaCrest Wealth Management, calls in to bring to you the Daily Stock Report. For more information, you can contact Brenda at: Sea Crest Wealth Management 3255 Hillcrest Park Drive Suite 108 Medford, OR 97504 541-646-7324 Office 541-602-2840 Mobile BStein@SeacrestWM.com 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local historian and author, joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present” You can check out more from Dr. Powers over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com

Sid DeBoer and Lithia Motors

By Dennis Powers

Lithia Motors began as a Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealership in Ashland, Oregon, when Walt DeBoer started the business in 1946. Located in Ashland’s downtown Plaza and named after the town’s Lithia Springs, a grand total of 14 cars were sold in its first year. When struck by a car in 1968, Walt tragically died and his 25-year-old son, Sid, took over and ran the operation. He then purchased the dealership from his mother for $60,000. Two years later, Dick Heimann joined Lithia after three years as a district manager for Chrysler Corporation. Working together, the two increased the business by the 1990s to five stores and nineteen franchises (allowing dealers to sell more than one brand at the same location) in Southern Oregon. Lithia was providing parts and maintenance, repairs, finance, and warranty-credit insurance services. Sid DeBoer had been thinking, however, about a bigger and different strategy: He would buy car dealerships in rural communities and the smaller towns he was familiar with, and then increase their sales with the techniques he knew well. Using his existing base of five dealerships in Medford and Grants Pass, he could reach northward into Washington and southward into California, and then diversify west as opportunities arose. Sid decided he would use the proceeds of an equity offering–not unpredictable bank debt. This way, he had quick funds for expansion and could lessen the problems of economic downturns. DeBoer headed to Wall Street in 1996 with confidence and his plan. He needed this, as no one knew him: Lithia was then about the 500th largest car dealer in the country. After tireless work, he and Dick Heimann convinced the investment banking firm of Furman Selz to underwrite a public offering. In December, Lithia Motor’s offering raised $25 million for their expansion plans, and the stock began trading at $11 per share on NASDAQ. They started looking for dealerships to buy in small to medium markets with agricultural or rural ties–hometowns like Medford. Moving primarily through the West, Lithia by 1998 grew to 30 dealerships. A network of brokers, old friends, or dealers themselves brought dealerships to Lithia’s attention. The management team then analyzed what the specific problems were for a particular site: for example, lack of professionalism, poor management, or store layout. If it could be fixed, then the site was a potential acquisition. Lithia’s success was in its ability to bring an acquisition into sync with its other dealerships and practices, including detailed cost accounting, use of promotional pricing, and fast changing promotions. By 2000, Lithia’s dealerships had increased to 40; ten years after the public offering, the company had 94 car dealerships in 13 states. Lithia was the eighth-largest car dealer in the county (out of the top U.S. ones) and closing in on $3 billion in annual sales. The wisdom of relying on equity–not debt–was key when the great recession of 2008 hit. Although Lithia needed to trim non-performing dealerships, its balance sheet and operations were safe. With dealerships from Alaska through the Pacific Northwest and California, Lithia worked in concentrations from the mid-west to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (18 states). The brands carried vary from Chevrolet, Chrysler, BMW, and Ford to Hyundai, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, and Suzuki. Determining that the greater value still lies in the West, Lithia’s towns are the communities within the original plan: Anchorage, Alaska; Bend, Oregon; Great Falls, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Santa Rosa, California; Redding, California; Des Moines, Iowa; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and on. Sid’s son, Bryan DeBoer, with years of experience at Lithia has been its President and CEO since 2012, while Sid is still Chairman of the Board. In 2013, Lithia headed to $4 billion in annual sales. Five years later, the company’s 2018 results were sales of nearly $12 million with net income of over $250 million. Lithia continues to diversify and concentrate more into branded Internet and used-car sales, as well as new car sales. The business employs some 14,500 employees, including 600 in this area, with 70,000-plus vehicles for sale and 190 locations. Further, Lithia and the DeBoers have contributed strongly to this area. From the Lithia Motors Amphitheater at the Expo ($500,000 donation) and The Commons, Lithia itself has made sizeable donations, including to Dogs for Better Lives, American Red Cross, Oregon Food Bank, and many others. Sid and Karen DeBoer have individually contributed through their foundation well over $1 million to SOU for different programs, as well as purchasing Camp Low Echo (the Girl Scout Camp at Lake of the Woods) and donating this to the Ashland YMCA. They followed this with a total of $10 million in donations to renovate the camp—and space limits where else they have contributed in helping others. How can you match this: starting out with 5 stores in 1990, still headquartered in Medford, and making a real difference. Sources: Lithia Motors Website at Company Website; Oakley Brooks, “Lithia Motors: The Art of the Deal,” Oregon Business, April 2006, at Acquisition Strategy; Greg Stiles, “Lithia Motors continues its record earnings roll,” Mail Tribune, July 25, 2018, at Record Operating Results; Lithia Motors: Latest Quarterly Results at 2019 Operating Results; Ashland YMCA: Camp DeBoer at Camp DeBoer. 8:35: Kevin Keating, Jackson County Republican Party Chair joins Bill in studio today. Election hype is starting and soon the JCRPCC will be holding an event to kick off the election season. See below:

2020 Election Day Kickoff & Rally for Republican Values

WHEN: Saturday, November 23rd from 6 – 8PM WHERE: The Roxy Anne Grange – 1850 Spring Street in Medford Announcing the 2020 Election Kickoff and Republican Values Rally We are hosting a Rally on November 23 at 6pm at the Roxy Ann Grange at 1850 Spring Street in Medford, to KICK OFF the 2020 Election Season! Come by to hear from candidates, and prominent Republicans and radio personalities Bill Meyer, and Rose and Garth Harrington, and learn about issues important to our liberties. RSVPs are appreciated (call us at 541- 770-5277). Look for more emails this month as we have a lot going on.

11-4 to 11-8-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 8, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill for the Weekly Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac.

See more great content from Rick at: DailyTorch.com

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

7:35: Deanne McGaugh, a volunteer at the Jackson County Animal Shelter sits down with Bill in studio. Today, Deanne is here to promote the Working Cat Program.

The Working Cat Program, offers placement for feral or non-socialized cats a second chance in life. The cats have nowhere to go.

These cats are part of our community and deserve our help. Life is harsh for a cat that lives outdoors and doesn’t have a place to call home. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in (7) years.

The Working Cat Program offers the cats an opportunity to thrive and provide an invaluable and inexpensive service, to our community, as a natural deterrent to rodents and other pests. The cats are altered and vaccinated. There isn’t an adoption fee for these wonderful animals. Counseling is provided to ensure a perfect fit. The Program asks the adopter to provide shelter and a regular supply of food and water.

The cats are ideal for working farms, horse stables, mills, plants nurseries, wineries, warehouses, residential yards, or other locations with outdoor shelter. Adopting a Working Cat is also a great solution for people who love cats but cannot have them indoors due to allergies.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:35: Sarah Chamberlain, the President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership chats with Bill. Today, we discuss the op-ed from her in The Hill about Congressman Walden’s announcement that he would not be seeking reelection.

In addition, the impeachment has taken attention away from the issue that effect families. Sarah would like to talk about what really matters to American voters, such as healthcare and trade policy (USMCA). With all of the craziness going on in politics, its helpful to remember that there are still moderate Republicans in Congress trying to govern.

The GOP should follow the example of Rep. Greg Walden

Sarah Chamberlain is the president and CEO of Republican Main Street Partnership, a coalition of more than 70 members of Congress, and the founder and president of Women2Women Conversations Tour . Follow her on Twitter @MainStreetSarah and @w2wtours.

7:10: Don Trumbull, EMP expert and author of the upcoming book: Safe States chats with Bill.

DID YOU KNOW THAT A ONE-SECOND EMP BLAST COULD KILL 90% OF US POPULATION?

Dozens of Countries have the Technology and we have no defense.

One of the most unsettling yet rarely discussed topics of our current age is the horrific danger posed by an Electro Magnetic Pulse or EMP.

It could happen at any time from a solar flare or an EMP weapon detonated over the United States at high altitude. Overnight the United States of America could be sent back to the Stone Age. No lights, car ignitions don’t work, computers are fried, and virtually the entire infrastructure including hospital life support—all gone. Experts project that within one year of an EMP blast, 90% of the people in the United States would be dead. And there’s virtual no defense against such an attack since our Congress and President have been so busy feuding, they haven’t taken the time to harden our infrastructure against such devastation that could happen in a millisecond.

DON TRUMBULL is a former air carrier president. Following a ten-year mission exploring the vulnerability of our U.S. air carriers/supply chains to the catastrophic threat of solar flare/electromagnetic pulse; in 2019 his broader findings inspired a civilian countermeasure system called the SAFE STATE Project. An achievable on-site defense for individuals, communities, and emergency services, the SAFE STATE countermeasure is a low-cost alternative to hardening the critical infrastructures.

8:10: Horace Cooper, senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research talks with Bill.

Horace says liberal leaders in several cash-strapped cities and one state, Rhode Island, are searching for gold in the form of big cash payouts from a handful of energy companies in the name of climate change, The lawsuits also show these political leaders are engaged in some incredible double-talk. While crying foul on climate change in lawsuits across the country from Rhode Island to California, they’re also trying to gain investments in waterfront properties by soft-pedaling climate change.

For example, San Francisco, California, “The City is unable to predict whether sea-level rise or other impacts of climate change or flooding from a major storm will occur.” While in their lawsuit, “Global warming-induced sea level rise is already causing flooding of low-lying areas of San Francisco.” Billions in judgements against energy companies along with millions or billions in waterfront investment would go a long way to help these mismanaged train wrecks.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and all around, Libertarian car guy chats with Bill. Today we’ll talk with Eric about keeping Big Brother out of your cars and other transportation issues.

Read Eric’s article: Ex Post Fatwa’ing

And, you can read more great content, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:35: Chief Scott Clausen, Chief of the Medford Police Department joins Bill, live in studio. We’ll talk with the Chief about the latest on the Livability Team, and the three officers, hired to patrol the Bear Creek Greenway and other homeless hangouts.

8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill in studio. Will is here today for another great round of foreign policy talks.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Election Day

6:35: Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, (MRC) chats with Bill.

Last week New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse moved the clock into a future in which the liberal dream of impeachment finally comes true. His story was headlined: “Could Trump Serve a Second Term if Ousted? It’s Up to the Senate.”

Read Dan’s opinion piece over at: FoxNews.com on this topic:

Dan Gainor: New York Times engages in impeachment fantasies

7:10: Dr. Peter Ward, a geophysicist, chats with Bill about the topic of Climate Change this morning.

Here’s some of the things the Dr. Ward has been involved with over the years:

CanYouBearIt.com A one-minute video overview.
WhyClimateChanges.com An extensive website explaining in text, videos, papers, etc. why climate changes.
Videos: A most unexpected revolution in the physics of heat.
Sixteen short videos: The most expensive mistake ever made in the history of science.
You can get a cop of Dr. Ward’s book: What Really Causes Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?
Physically-Impossible.com Why greenhouse-warming theory is not only mistaken, it is physically impossible.
JustProveCO2.com Greenhouse-warming theory has never been demonstrated by experiment to be physically possible.
OzoneDepletionTheory.info How ozone depletion explains observed global warming throughout Earth history.

Twitter: @yclimatechanges
Facebook: WhyClimateChanges
LinkedIn: Peter L Ward

About Dr. Ward:

Peter Langdon Ward earned a BA at Dartmouth College and a PhD at Columbia University in geophysics. He worked 27 years at the United States Geological Survey, leading a group of more than 140 scientists and staff and playing a lead role in establishing and initially leading a major national research program. He chaired a committee at the White House, worked on a committee for Vice President Gore, and testified before Congress in 2004 and in 1978. He earned two national awards for explaining science to the public. He and his work were featured on Good Morning America. More details about Ward can be found at WhyClimateChanges.com/About.

8:10: Kevin Starrett, 2nd Amendment advocate and power behind the Oregon Firearms Federation talks with Bill today.

Today we’ll be talking with Kevin about the AR-15, America’s most popular sporting rifle. The gun grabbers hate this rifle most of all, but it saves lives – One example here:

8-months pregnant Florida mom uses AR-15 to save family from violent armed home invaders

Texas gun control activist shoots her three children dead

Get more great content over at: OregonFirearms.org


Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 4, 2019

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

7:35: Joe Guzzardi, an analyst with Progressives for Immigration Reform chats with Bill today. Joe has penned the following article on the issue of bringing in foreign nationals to do tech jobs, because they’ll take a lower wage than American workers will.

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bad Green Card Giveaway Legislation, Dismissive of U.S. Workers

by Joe Guzzardi

No sooner does one awful, American job-killing bill get nixed in Congress than another pops up to replace it. Such is the nature of trying to protect U.S. workers from an unnecessary wave of foreign nationals displacing talented, educated white-collar Americans from their middle-class jobs.

To the specifics, S. 386 the misleadingly named Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act that Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and presidential aspirant Kamala Harris (D-CA) cosponsored was derailed when, unlike its House companion bill, the Senate couldn’t ram through a unanimous consent agreement – no amendment allowed, no public comment permitted, and no opposing testimony that would have put forward valid objections to S. 386 on the grounds that eliminating the 7 percent country cap would favor one country, India, over all others seeking employment-based H-1B visas.

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Democratic Whip, stepped forward to block S. 386, but not for the heroic reason that he wanted to protect Americans, but rather to introduce his own and much worse legislation, the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act (RELIEF). With ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) cosponsoring RELIEF, the legislation would not only lift the country cap, it would also over a five-year period eliminate the estimated 4 million Green Card backlog. Further, RELIEF would remove spouses and minor children from the employment-based pool of Green Cards and shift them to the immediate family categories which would result in an increase of between 50,000 to 100,000 Green Cards per year.

The Durbin/Leahy bill is without protections for U.S. tech workers, and represents a slap in the face to American employees who have paid for their college educations, amassed debt to pursue their degrees and have families to support. Big tech companies’ executives from Apple, Deloitte, Walmart and Facebook supported S. 386 and are lobbying for the RELIEF Act, and cheering for the cheap labor policies, specifically the H-1B visa, that contribute to their multimillion-dollar annual incomes.

The congressional horserace to cross the finish line first in the effort to displace American workers is always neck-and-neck. But during his 35-year career in the U.S. House and then the Senate, few have done as much to promote foreign nationals’ interests at Americans’ expense than Durbin. The Illinois senator has consistently voted to increase coveted employment-based visas as well as for amnesty entitlements, and more liberal refugee and asylee policies.

At the same time, Durbin refuses to vote for actions that would secure the border, enforce the interior, reduce illegal immigration incentives or end sanctuary cities. Durbin was infamously a Gang of Eight charter member that helped pass S. 744, a Green Card giveaway that would have amnestied the 2013 illegal immigrant population, then about 11 million. And over a decade, the legislation, which wasn’t considered in the House, would have issued 33 million employment-based visas to overseas workers. Durbin’s bottom line: immigrants and would-be immigrants come first, and deserve a chance at good U.S. jobs. Unlucky Americans get the back of Durbin’s hand.

Since Congress created the H-1B visa as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, employers have falsely insisted that a dire shortage of skilled workers exists. On its face, their argument – that for nearly 30 years, not enough qualified Americans can be found – is ludicrous. A January 2019 New York Times story recounted American university students’ difficulty in getting seats in high-demand computer science classes.

Naturally, employers love the H-1B visa because, among other benefits to them, it increases the job applicant pool, and allows them to keep downward pressure on wages. A true worker shortage would result in increased wages. But instead, tech salaries remain flat. Average annual 2018 salaries leveled off at $93,244, an insignificant 0.6 percent increase from 2017.

Fewer than 30 percent of Silicon Valley techies are Americans, an unthinkable outrage. U.S. jobs should go first to Americans. But unfortunately, globalists like Durbin and tech employers have a captive congressional audience when they wolf cry “shortage.”

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present”

Hollywood Comes To The Valley

by Dennis Powers

Hollywood stars and celebrities are drawn to Southern Oregon. For example, Ginger Rogers left Beverly Hills to move in 1969 to a 1,000-acre farm near Medford. She and her mother, Lela, had purchased the working diary farm in 1945 and she left “her pumps and feather boas at home and swapped them for hip waders.” She sold the ranch in 1990 to move to Medford. Interestingly enough, she performed at age 15 at the Medford Craterian theatre; in 1993, she returned 67 years later for a benefit concert there that was then known as the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre.

The “King of Hollywood,” Academy-Award winning Clark Gable, loved Southern Oregon. He stayed at the Wolf Creek Inn with his wife, Carole Lombard, and loved fishing on the Rogue. The Weasku Inn on the Rogue in Grants Pass became a mainstay, and when Gold Hill held its celebration in 1947 for Oregon Poet Laureate Ben Hur Lampman (who also loved fishing on the Rogue), he left the river to join the festivities.    

Deer Creek Ranch is located one mile west of Selma and once was the private hideaway of Western movie star, John Wayne. Dating back to his 1975 film “Rooster Cogburn,” which was also filmed along the Rogue River, “The Duke” loved the ranch and area. Poet Joaquin Miller (the “Poet of the Rockies”) became enthralled with the Oregon Caves, so much so that he brought about its recognition as a National Monument. Jack London stayed at the Wolf Creek Inn, completing his novel, “The Valley of the Moon” there. The famous Western novelist Zane Gray in 1926 built a one-room cabin fifteen miles below Graves Creek, and set the surroundings of his novel “Rogue River Feud” on the Rogue.

Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespearean Festival has had its share of the Hollywood crowd. William Hurt co-starred with Emmy-winner Jean Smart in the 1975 production of “Long Day’s Journey into Night” and later won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” along with nominations for other films.

Stacy Keach had the lead in the production of “Henry V” in 1963; he had the starring role in the 1990s TV series, “Mike Hammer; Private Eye,” along with different leads in other movies and Broadway. Gretchen Corbett, George Peppard, Powers Boothe, Kyle MacLachlan, Dick Cavett, and Harry Anderson (who played the judge in television’s “Night Court”) have performed here. Tony-nominated Anthony Heald was in the lead in “Measure for Measure” and “Julius Caesar.” 

We have Kirstie Alley, Bruce Campbell, Kim Novak, Steve Reeves, Jack Elam, Jim Belushi, Michael McKean and his wife (Annette O’Toole), Patrick Duffy, Johnny Depp, and Don/Rose Maddox who live or have lived in our area. And the list goes on.

Sources: Stacy Stumbo, “Celebrities drawn to Area’s natural wonders,” Grants Pass Daily Courier, June 16, 2012, p.1; Paul Fattig, “Open House Planned at Deer Creek Ranch,” Mail Tribune, March 15, 2007, at Deer Creek Ranch; John Darling, “Seeing Stars,” Mail Tribune, April 17, 2011, at The OSF.

8:35: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis chats with Bill today. Dr. Farrell has had multiple meetings with the White House to discuss introducing the boy crisis and remedies including a possible White House Council on Boys and Men and Father Warrior programs to reverse the downward trend of boys and men.

Here’s more great ways to hear more from Dr. Farrell:

Online: WarrenFarrell.com & BoyCrisis.org

Twitter, Facebook & YouTube


 

10-28 to 11-1-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

10-28 to 11-1-2019
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Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 1, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update! Today, we’ll talk with Rick about the latest news on the impeachment hearings and other swamp news. Read more great articles from Rick and other at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report. 8:10: Tom DeWeese, founder of the American Policy Center chats with Bill this morning. A win for the cattle industry! The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it has suspended its plan for force the use of electronic ID tags for cattle. The USDA said this shift in policy was in response to executive orders from President Trump. That proves that the White House is hearing our protests! Now it’s time to step up the pressure to demand action to put “Country of Origin” labeling on all meat products! And I need your help to do it. Let me explain: It’s incredible, but the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (not the REAL WWF) – the world’s most powerful and radical environmental organization — has managed to worm its way into control of the American beef industry. The WWF advocates that beef consumption is destroying the environment and they are working tirelessly around the world to stop you and me from eating beef. The World Wildlife Fund has succeeded in taking over the American Cattle Industry!
  • They have created the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
  • It comes with an endless list of rules to control how cattlemen are to operate – and those rules increase costs, and make it nearly impossible for small farmers to operate.
  • They have succeeded in getting the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to endorse the Roundtable’s crazy rules.
  • And the Roundtable now controls the beef packing industry which in turn controls the entire beef retail market. Cattlemen either toe the WWF dictates or are cut out of the industry.
The Roundtable plans come with a strict set of “principles” that are right out of Agenda 21. Call 202-456-1111 and leave a message for President Trump to take the action to save the American Beef Industry. I don’t know about you… but I like my steak medium rare. Find out more, and read more great content at: AmericanPolicy.org

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Happy Halloween!

6:35: Prof. Lori Paige, Ph.D. and scholar of British and Vampire Literature at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts chats with Bill this Halloween. Today, Professor Paige is here to talk about her book: Students at Harvard, Yale, and American International College (A.I.C) have been sinking their teeth into Vampire Literature.  Yes, literature that covers 18th Century poetry and gothic fiction featuring the lives and afterlives of vampires.  Popular authors like Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer have mesmerized audiences of all ages for decades with their runaway bestsellers.  Professors like Dr. Paige instinctively know that this is exactly where to meet the students and inspire more reading. Check out this list of other universities that have vampire literature! And… Happy Halloween. 7:15: Michelle Freedman of the Oregon/Washington Chapter of JDRF talks with Bill.

Congress Needs to Pass a Multi-Year Renewal of the Special Diabetes Program – November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

The Special Diabetes Program provides $150 million annually for T1D research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) takes place in November. More than 1.25 million Americans currently live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and are dependent on insulin to survive.
  • JDRF is leading the global scientific charge against T1D by channeling billions into research while also working to secure funding from the Federal government, through the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), and private sources.
  • This NDAM, JDRF recognizes T1D Champions – the people living with T1D, their loved ones, researchers, advocates, volunteers, and donors – who are helping to improve lives and move us closer to cures.
  • JDRF advocates across the country are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year renewal of the SDP, a critical program that provides $150 million annually for T1D research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Short-term funding for the SDP expires in November. Renewal of the SDP is JDRF’s top legislative priority to ensure promising research can continue delivering results toward better treatments, therapies, and – ultimately – cures for T1D. Thanks to the SDP we’ve seen incredible progress over the years – technology advances have revolutionized how people manage T1D, new approaches are preventing complications, and beta cell replacement therapy and immunotherapy are promising avenues toward cures.
About T1D: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and — at present — nothing you can do to get rid of it. ABOUT JDRF: It’s the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since its inception. 7:40: Lawrence J. McQuillan Ph D. Sr. talks with Bill. Dr. McQuillan has an interesting take on the fires, charring Southern California. “The Kincade Fire in California’s Sonoma County is more evidence that PG&E and California agencies have failed to properly manage wildfire risk.” “Early reports indicate that a faulty PG&E transmission tower may have caused the Kincade Fire. PG&E towers average 68 years old and the faulty tower in Paradise that caused the deadly Camp Fire in November 2018 was nearly 100 years old. Rather than investing in public safety upgrades, PG&E has been investing in wind turbines, at the behest of California politicians.” “PG&E has only completed a third of its promised fuel reduction activities this year—even though the money was set aside for clearing excess vegetation.” “Cal Fire continues to emphasize suppression over prevention and fails to adopt the most cutting-edge technology to prevent, detect, and quickly suppress wildfires. Negligent officials choose to shutoff power to Californians rather than quickly implement needed reforms. If blackouts are the best strategy, clearly they’ve failed!” The Independent Institute is a non-profit, research, and educational organization that promotes the power of independent thinking to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. For more information, visit: Independent.org

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and tester of bad ass new cars talks with Bill this morning about the latest happenings in the world of transportation. Are the automakers ready to fight California’s push to control everyone else’s transportation? It sure looks that way. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World? Go check out more, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com 7:10: David Kirby, author of the book: When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How to Take Them Back, talks with Bill today.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of the book: Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know, chats with Bill about a couple of topics. California Governor, Gavin Newsome blames capitalism and climate change for PG & E blackouts and wildfires, when, actually, most of the problem lies within the California Legislature. “This is about greed…” Newsome Blames Power Shutoffs on Utilities But, on the other side, a former California GOP Chairman and Central California resident says the state is to blame for the problem.

Will California voters see the light in 2020 after PG&E disaster?

Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience researching and studying various aspects of 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 written and presented extensively on many aspects of geology including how paleogeography and paleoclimate control geologic processes. His findings have allowed him to speak at many venues around the world including Ireland, England, China and most recently India. Gregory is a strong proponent of the scientific process and believes that policy decisions should be driven by science, facts and data, not a political agenda.

Find out more at: InconvenientFacts.xyz

7:35: Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill this morning.

Let’s face it. Higher education is darn expensive! And, in this, the age where young kids are being told that getting a college degree is the only way to success in life, incredible amounts of money are being borrowed from government to pay for college. Sadly, this leaves the, now adults, in a pile of debt, long after they’ve graduated.

But, Tom Giovanetti has an interesting idea, that he says might be able to wipe out the student loan crisis, once and for all. We’ll talk with with him about it. And, you can read about it yourself, just click the link below:

Got A College Debt Problem? Social Security Could Solve It.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, October 28, 2019

6:35: Philip Klein, Executive Editor of the Washington Examiner tlaks with Bill. So, why do Millenials get so much heat from the other generations, like Boomers, X’ers and so on? We’ll talk with Phil about it, who has penned a new book on the subject: In the book: In the wake of exorbitantly expensive spending proposals being released by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, the book takes a deep dive into the ballooning federal debt and runaway entitlement spending that has been increasing for decades thanks to irresponsible legislation. Klein argues that millenials, despite the constant criticism of being entitled, will be the generation that must bare the fallout from this spending. While Democrats like Sanders, Warren, and AOC assert that socialism is the only way out of this mess, Klein offers a market-driven, capitalist approach that is rooted in the country’s founding principles. With the hopes of reversing the hand they have been dealt, young Americans have been presented with a choice: look to the government and socialism to remedy their problems or tackle head on the staggering growth of the federal debt and size of government. Learn more about Philip, right HERE. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday Outdoor Report. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local historian and author joins Bill in studio today. It’s the weekly edition of: “What Made Southern Oregon Great!” Don’t forget to head over to Dr. Powers’ website: DennisPowersBooks.com (Today, we’re talking right up Shane’s alley…)

Films made in Southern Oregon

By Dennis Powers

Southern Oregon has had its share of feature films, independents (“indies”), and made-for-TV filmed here. In the 1975 film, “Rooster Cogburn,” John Wayne played the one-eyed, alcoholic, out-of-shape federal marshal who met and was won over by Katharine Hepburn’s tough, New England schoolteacher character. The river float scenes were filmed on the Rogue, and dating back to this film, John Wayne made Deer Creek Ranch, located one mile west of Selma, his private hideaway. In 1960, the television show “Route 66” televised two episodes set in Grants Pass, Merlin, and Wolf Creek. As Marshal Matt Dillon in “Gunsmoke,” James Arness dove into the cold Rogue River waters while escaping outlaws; this series was the country’s longest-running, prime-time, live-action drama that ran for over 20 seasons. The 1994 film, “The River Wild,” was filmed on the Rogue and with film stars Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep. Despite these well-known features, it turns out that the famous cliff-diving scene in the 1969 film, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” did not happen at Hellgate Canyon. The Rocky Mountains provided the cliff and river scene with the precipice duplicated on a Hollywood soundstage. The filming of two stuntmen jumping from a crane into a water tank was combined with a painting of the river and bluffs on glass. Jacksonville with its turn-of-the-century buildings has been another favorite. For example, “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid,” was filmed there in 1970 and released two years later. Universal Pictures had the town appear like the 1870s where Jesse James and his gang had tough problems robbing a bank, including where an outlaw was locked inside the vault. Planks were laid over concrete sidewalks, telephone poles removed, and streets covered with dirt; when the producers asked for extras, needing only 200, thousands of area residents showed up with many in western garb. In addition, a prior remake of “Last of the Wild Horses” (1948) and a made-for-TV rendition of “Inherit the Wind” (1987) were also filmed in that town. Owing to a favorable movie-making climate, more Indies are being filmed in this area now and with well-known actors and actresses. The great majority of the near–forty productions filmed in part or their entirety in Southern Oregon within the last ten years are Indies. Of these, “Night Moves,” “Redwood Highway,” (with three others by Gary and Anne Lundgren) stand out. In late 2012, crew members in the movie, “Night Moves,” came to eat at Porters restaurant in the historic Medford downtown railroad depot. Liking the setting, one of the members approached a co-owner and asked if they could shoot a scene there. Porters agreed and later could add a film credit to its list of TV commercials. The movie is about three eco-terrorists who conspire to blow up a dam, and the production was filmed from Roseburg to the Applegate Valley, Medford, and Ashland. “Night Moves” features Jesse Eisenberg, who had the starring role as Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in the box-office hit, “The Social Network,” as well as Dakota Fanning, who has appeared in dozens of movies including “War of the Worlds.” “Redwood Highway” is about a woman (Marie) who was living in a retirement community in Southern Oregon, but embarked on an 80-mile journey on foot along the Redwood Highway to the Pacific Ocean. Premiered in 2013, Marie is played by Shirley Knighta Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winnerwho was twice nominated for an Academy Award. Tom Skerritt, who acted in “Alien,” “Top Gun,” and “A River Runs Through It,” is in a supporting role. The locations ranged from Cave Junction and downtown Grants Pass to the Applegate River Lodge, Talent, and Ashland. The local, Ashland producers of this film—Gary and Anne Lundgren—also created and produced “Black Road”, “Calvin Marshall,” and “Phoenix, Oregon”. “Black Road” (2016) was a science fiction movie filmed in Southern Oregon and the Oregon Coast from Gold Hill northward. “Calvin Marshall” (2010), starring Alex Frost and Steve Zahn (of “Sahara” fame), was an award-winning baseball comedy and filmed in Ashland, Southern Oregon University, and Central Point. “Phoenix, Oregon,” is about two friends who battle mid-life crises and open a bowling alley/pizzeria, filmed in Klamath Falls (2019). With the outdoors and amenities of this area, the snap of a scene set with the shout for “Action!” is being heard even more. Sources: Bill Miller, “Hellgate Canyon Rogue River landmark is a Hollywood favorite,” Mail Tribune, June 21, 2009, at The Hellgate; Ryan Pfeil, “The Stars Were Out,” Mail Tribune, October 23, 2012, at “Night Moves”; Nick Morgan, “Redwood Highway,” Mail Tribune, May 23, 2014, at “Redwood Highway”; for more, generally, use an Internet search engine.

10-21 to 10-25-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

10-21 to 10-25-2019
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 10-21-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM TUESDAY 10-22-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM WEDNESDAY 10-23-19 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM THURSDAY 10-24-19  PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM FRIDAY 10-25-19  PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist talks with Bill this morning. Today, we’re talking Tesla, and the more major problems with their cars that if it were happening to GM, Ford, or Chrysler, would have people screaming at the Feds to “do something”. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/10/21/stockholm-syndrome/ Don’t forget to read more great articles, and get Eric’s reviews on the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com 7:10 Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director of Moms Across America chats with Bill this morning. Zen Honeycutt is the founding Executive Director of Moms Across America, we’re talking about recent reports indicating lead and other heavy metals showing up in the vast majority of baby foods in the U.S., and her organization has developed a rating system for foods…the “Moms Across America Gold Standard”. Websitewww.MomsAcrossAmerica.org | https://www.momsacrossamerica.com/gold_standard 7:35 Dr. Paul Lamoreau calls us from Aspen Dental. On Thursday, Aspen Dental will bring their MouthMobile to Medford to spend the day providing free care to local vets. Most veterans do not receive dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they are 100 percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war? As a result, many of our heroes are not getting access to the dental care they need – which can have serious health consequences. 8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill for foreign policy analysis, and economic talk. 8:35: Matt Allen from Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC joins Bill in studio, for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC 3539 Heathrow way Ste. 103 Medford, OR 97504 Direct: (541) 897-4464 Mobile: (541) 324-8887 Fax: (541) 288-9450 mallen@reversefunding.com www.reversefunding.com

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:35: Sam Carpenter, former GOP Candidate for Oregon Governor chats with Bill this morning. We’ll talk with Sam this morning on the current state of the GOP in Oregon, and will he run for Governor again? We’ll discuss it. See more from Sam over at: MakeOregonGreatAgain.com 7:10: Evelyn Markus talks with Bill today about a new documentary, which delves into the apparent rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe. Evelyn is here to talk today about the documentary: Never Again Is Now, which will be released tomorrow on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The groundbreaking, timely documentary NEVER AGAIN IS NOW will be released on October 23, 2019 on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada and the UK. This film is about the troubling rise of global antisemitism, told through the eyes of Evelyn Markus, a Dutch Jewish woman, against the backdrop of Holocaust history. Never Again is Now chronicles the inspiring personal journey of an unlikely hero in the fight against rising global antisemitism. Evelyn Markus was one of the first in the current Jewish exodus from Europe. In the United States, the same values that galvanized her family’s brave liberators to defeat the Nazis have inspired Evelyn to confront the hatred that drove her from her homeland. But, sadly, she is discovering that those same antisemitic incidents are surging in America. In an inspiring and thorough inquiry, she interviews global thought leaders, including Ben Shapiro, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and devout Muslim physician Qanta Ahmed. Evelyn grew up in the ’70s in the liberal city, Amsterdam, virtually without any antisemitism and enjoyed life with her long-time partner, Rosa. But all that suddenly changed in 2000 when a pink Star of David was painted on her front door and calls like “Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!” were shouted on the streets and Jews were beaten up on their way to synagogue. As a child of Holocaust survivors, she was alarmed and knew she had to do something. The producers of Never Again is Now enabled her to tell her story and warn everyone of rising antisemitism all around the world. Her mission is to raise awareness at the grassroots level about rising antisemitism and facilitate civilized discourse focused on finding solutions. Evelyn holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She was a member of an advisory task force to Dutch Parliament on policies against cultural violence. She co-founded the Dutch non-profit organization “Network on Antisemitism,” a pressure group and think tank that urged and advised authorities to take measures against the rising antisemitism. She also worked as a consultant to the Anne Frank House on combating rising antisemitism of Dutch immigrant youth. Evelyn’s articles on antisemitism are being published in leading Dutch newspapers and in the American online sites, Gatestone Institute and Frontpage Magazine, and she is also speaking throughout the United States. Find out more at: NeverAgainIsNowFilm.com 7:35: Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It talks with Bill. How does the latest “Joker” movie relate to “The Boy Crisis”? The Dr. just returned from seeing the film, and here’s his take: Yes, it is highly relevant to The Boy Crisis. The theme of the Joker that is a theme of The Boy Crisis is that “boys who hurt, hurt us.” The “Joker”–a depressed and mentally ill man on seven medications–was considered weird and a loser who was often the target of meanness and abusiveness. He feels ignored by the world at best, and a victim of others’ abusiveness toward him at worst. So how did he get weird and vulnerable? We discover that he was adopted, was told lies about his real father by his adoptive, narcissistic and delusional mother, and that his dad abused him while his mother just stood by and watched. The evolution of his pain and anger is not too dissimilar to the pain and anger behind many of the mass shooters and boys who eventually commit crimes and become prisoners. 8:35: Hemp Inc. joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Bill’s Guests: Monday, October 21, 2019

7:10: Kimberly Strassel, bestselling author and columnist at The Wall Street Journal calls the show, and today, we’ll be talking with Kim about her new book: The #Resistance is ruining our democracy and Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author Kim Strassel argues in a new, well-researched book titled Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America how pernicious Trump’s critics are in their zeal to oppose the President, and how they actively and detrimentally undermining our country’s very foundations. Kim discusses everything from the FBI’s unprecedented counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, to bureaucratic sabotage, to media partisanship, to the drive-by character assassination of Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Resistance (At All Costs)  outlines how the president’s foes have thrown aside norms, due process and the rule of law. This book shows that the reaction to Trump will prove far more consequential and damaging to our nation long-term than Trump’s time in office. Follow Kimberly: 7:35: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself, calls in to bring to you, the Monday Outdoor Report. And, you can check out more from Greg at: RogueWeather.com 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local author and historian drops by the studio for this week’s edition of “What Made Southern Oregon Great!” See more great content over at: DennisPowersBooks.com

The Cyclical Life of SOU

By Dennis Powers

Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) dates back to 1869 when a cadre of locals met to create a college or academy. Calling themselves the Rogue River Valley Educational Society, the group raised money and began constructing a building in Ashland. However, the money ran out. The Reverend Joseph Skidmore of Oregon’s Methodist Episcopal Church took over, raised more funds, completed the construction, and in 1872, the Ashland Academy opened that November. Six years later, the Methodist Episcopal Church took over the academy, again owing to financial difficulties. One year after the academy graduated its first three students, the Oregon legislature in 1882 authorized the creation of state normal schools to train future teachers and prepare students to enter a university: Ashland Academy then became the Ashland College and Normal School. Since the legislature didn’t authorize funding, different groups operated the school over the next several years, including the Methodist Episcopal Church and different individuals or groups that included Ashland citizens. In 1899 the State of Oregon bought the school when the legislature approved funding, and in four years, the Ashland Academy became Oregon’s largest normal school with 270 students. But the legislature stopped funding in 1909, so it closed after local citizens donated enough money to enable its students to finish out the year. After fifteen years of lobbying, the legislature finally reauthorized the normal schoolrenamed the Southern Oregon State Normal School (“SONS”)with funds to construct a new building on a site donated by the town. With 22 faculty members and 173 students, it reopened in the fall of 1926 to train teachers and was headquartered in Churchill Hall (now an administrative building). The legislature in 1939 eliminated the normal schools in Oregon, but with accreditation from the American Association of Teachers Colleges, its name was changed to the Southern Oregon College of Education, the fifth name change with two closures and re-openings to that time. World War II’s demands brought another crisis and exacerbated enrollment declines to where a mere 45 students were studying there in 1945-46. A new president, Elmo Stevenson, was hired in 1946 to close the campus (then named the “Southern Oregon State Normal School”) if he couldn’t increase enrollment. After arriving, he believed it to be a unique college; instead of closing it, Dr. Stevenson traveled throughout the region and Oregon, speaking to service and other clubs to promote its importance, rekindle interest, and build enrollment. He was very successful, including help by the GI Bill used by the returning men from World War II duty. Stevenson is credited with not only saving the college, but also putting in place changes that continued for decades. During his 23 years as president, the longest by far of any leader of this campus, he brought about the construction of a dozen buildings, including the Cascade dormitories and the McNeal athletic complex. Three more name changes next occurred: to Southern Oregon College (“SOC”) to reflect its different degree options (1956); from SOC to Southern Oregon State College (“SOSC”) in 1975; and finally in 1997, SOSC became Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) after it successfully withstood a drive to change it to the University of OregonAshland campus. After its 2005 expansion, SOU’s Hannon Library is now nearly 125,000 square feet; the renovated student union building, Stevenson Union (named after Elmo Stevenson) has over 100,000 square feet of usable space. Joining other improvements since 2000 (i.e., the Center for Visual Arts, the Madrone dorms, Medford Campus, and more), two residence halls totaling 200,000 square feet and a separate 28,000 square-foot dining hall were constructed to replace the Cascade Complex, one of the largest projects in Ashland’s history and opened for fall term, 2013. Upgrades to its Science Building were completed, and the aging McNeal athletic facilities was replaced by a $30 million construction project in 2017. Since 2010, nearly $150 million in capital improvements at SOU has been completed or underway (including the new expanded theatre arts building, JPR studios, and more) to now. Oregon passed laws mandating independent governing boards, or a board of trustees, to run each of its seven public universities. On July 1, 2015, SOU’s Board of Trustees became its governing board to supervise and manage its affairs, subject to the review of a state agency–the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (or “HECC”)–that generally approves such policies. The governor appoints 14 members that are approved by the state Senate to typically serve four-year terms. The board includes an SOU faculty member, non-faculty staff member and a student who serve two- instead of four-year terms. SOU’s President holds the 15th seat as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. SOU is now a regional university with over 6,000 students, 750 faculty and staff/administrators, and well in excess of 100 programs, all spread over 175 acres with numerous complexes—one would think that even Elmo Stevenson would have been amazed. Sources: Teresa Montgomery, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Southern Oregon University,” at SOU History (With Images); “SOU: Brief History of Hannon Library” at Hannon Library; Sam Wheeler, “SOU’s Building Boom,” Mail Tribune, March 17, 2015, at SOU’s Building Projects; John Darling, “Curtain rises on new SOU Theatre Arts Building,” Ashland Daily Tidings, April 10, 2018, at New Theatre Arts Building. 8:35: Margie Moulin, director of ECSO (911) IN STUDIO to discuss Measure 15-186, the 28 million dollar bond measure to replace the public safety radios.

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Bill Meyer Show: This Week

Bill is taking some much needed time off this week. So sit back, and enjoy guest hosts, Garth & Rosemary Harrington. Bill will be back on Monday, October 21 at 6:10 sharp, for more on the issues and news stories of the day.


Bill’s Guests: Friday, October 11, 2019

6:25: Jay “The Bird” Reese joins the show live from the Caveman Bridge in Grants Pass, for the Friday Sports Report.

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update. Today we’ll talk with Rick about China and the NBA, California blackouts and how Rick believes that this is all a kind of attack on the U.S. by the Communist Chinese.

Read more great content from Rick, over at: DailyTorch.com

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

8:10: Paul Prinson joins Bill, live in studio today. Paul just got back from a trip to Canada. He’s got some interesting stories, about Canadian people’s opinions on issues like, Socialism, Immigration and Climate Change.

8:45: Officer Dan Ashworth of Medford Police Department joins Bill in studio. Today we’re talking about Tip A Cop 2019, which goes to benefit Special Olympics.

TIP A COP 2019

WHERE: THE RAM BREWERY – 165 Rossanley Dr, Medford, OR 97501

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 – 4 TO 8PM

BENEFIT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

POLAR PLUNGE

WHEN: FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – ALL DAY

HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB

PLUNGEOREGON.ORG


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:35: Brigitte Gabriel, terrorism expert, and Chair of ACT For America, the largest grassroots national security organization in the country talks with Bill.

Over the weekend, CAIR, the discredited SPLC, and the fake news media, went on the attack and publicized ACT For America’s private dinner gala being held at Mar-a-Lago this November. The articles published falsely claimed that ACT for America is an Islamophobic “hate group” seeking influence with the President by using his private club.

Regrettably, the Trump attorneys in New York caved to the Left’s bullying tactics and made a decision to cancel our event within hours of the articles coming out. Although ACT for America is disappointed in the cancellation, our mission remains the same, and we will continue to stand with President Trump and support him in his fight to save our country.

ACT for America Founder and Chairman, Brigitte Gabriel released the following statement:

“This is a perfect example of how Free Speech is on its last breath in this country. The radical leftist smear machine like the SPLC, CAIR, and the fake news media will lie, twist the truth, and take words out of context in order to destroy those with whom they disagree. While we are disappointed in the decision made by the Trump Organization attorneys, we do not blame President Trump or the Trump family. ACT For America, with its over one-million-member base, will continue to stand with President Trump and support his fight for the soul of our country, and his fight to protect and preserve our freedoms. They are under assault like never before. ACT for America will never stop fighting for truth and free speech. We will not be silenced.”

Brigitte is also author of the new book: Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom

Get more great information, all over at: ACTForAmerica.org

7:35: James Berling, Vice President of Legal Affairs with the Pacific Legal Foundation chats with Bill.

Today, we talk about what to expect from the next session of the U.S. Supreme Court.

If you care about property rights, the environment and the First Amendment, here’s a quick checklist of cases to watch in the Supreme Court term starting this week.  In yesterday’s The Hill, Pacific Legal Foundation gives a concise overview on what we have to look forward in the next SCOTUS session.

Read the full Op-ed right HERE.

And, don’t forget to check out more: PacificLegal.org

8:35: Seton Motley, President of Less Government, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring market principles are utilized to solve the nation’s public policy crises. He is also a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

We’ll talk with Seton today about Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) misnamed “Lower Health Care Costs Act” (LHCC) and how it will make the bad ideas of Obamacare. He is also available to discuss Richard Neal’s (D-Mass.) new “compromise” health care proposal, proposed on Sept. 27 in a bad attempt to address free market advocates’ concerns with Alexander’s big-government bill.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Transportation Update.

Is “safety,” really a good thing when it comes to being behind the wheel? We’ll talk with Eric about that, and other transportation issues.

The Dangers of Saaaaaaaaafety

You can read more great articles, and check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: Dr. Eldred Taylor, co-author of: Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? talks with Bill today.

Well, it appears that… coffee is better for you than you might think.

Coffee got a bad wrap in the 1950’s. Coffee was linked to heart disease and many cancers. The problem with the studies in the 1950’s is that people who drank and smoked were not excluded from the study. Coffee actually has about two-and-a-half times the antioxidants than blueberries, and there have been over 19,000 studies that link coffee to many health benefits.

Coffee can decrease the risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Stroke

Coffee can increase metabolism and help with weight loss and can enhance brain function and improve exercise performance.

Are Your Hormones Making You Sick

The Stress Connection

Find out more at: TaylorFormulations.com

8:10: “Wild Salmon” Steve Grigsby, a local listener with extensive knowledge of power systems talks with Bill. Steve has past experience dealing with power and finance, and we’re looking at Pacific Power’s push for more renewable energy – Will it be reliable?

8:35: “CK” a listener from Medford, who wants to talk about the smell of hemp fields. “CK” claims that the smell is actually making kids sick at one Medford public school. We’ll talk about it.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:10: Robert “Bobby” Charles, spokesman for the 2 million-member Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) www.AMAC.us – The Conservative alternative to AARP. In addition Bobby:

  • Served as Assistant Secretary of State for President George W. Bush.
  • Ran a major portion of the House Oversight Committee for 5 years.
  • Ran the joint committee in the Waco investigations.
  • Has years of legal work with Congress under his belt.

We’ll talk about the impeachment hysteria in the Democrat Party with Bobby today.

7:35: State Senator Herman Baertschiger talks with Bill today. He’s released an op-ed asking that the left stop scaring children over climate change. You can read the op-ed below.

Please Quit Scaring Our Kids

8:10: Ryan Mallory, local resident and head of the Jackson County Scanner Facebook Group talks with Bill. We’ll talk with Ryan today about the Jackson County Jail replacement issue. He ran the Bill Froelich for Sheriff campaign recently, and has had a change of heart regarding jail replacement.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, October 7, 2019

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

8:10: Steve Kessler, Band Director of North Medford High School talks with Bill this morning.

“The President’s Own,” U.S. Marine Band will be making its return to the Rogue Valley after 10 years. The concert is free.

The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band
To Perform in Medford on West Coast Tour

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – 7:30 PM. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15.

WHERE: North Medford High School

Tickets can be acquired at: MarineBand.TicketLeap.com

(Limit 4 per request)

8:35 Kirk Mickelsen & Rod Gates join Bill in studio for today’s Business Interview. Today, we talk with the fellas from TAZ Fabrication.

TAZ has been awarded the prime sub contract to build a Weapon Cleaning trailer for the USAF  in Prospect Oregon.  They will be building this trailer for the next 5 weeks with a delivery date to Washington D.C. on 21 October 2018. TAZ will be having a Trailer Open house on October 10.


 

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Recall Kate Brown!

There are two different petitions being circulated. I say sign them both.

Download the petition info for the Bill Currier GOP version here: http://stoptheabuse-recallkatebrown.org

(They need the signatures by Tuesday)

Get the other petition (flush down kate Brown) at https://flushdownkatebrown.com/

Sign Both Petitions @ these Locations

Jackson County:

Locations with Both petitions – signing inside:

Sensational Sweets, Wed thru Friday 5am – 3pm, Sat 7am – 1pm

155 Alta Vista Rd # E, Eagle Point

Budget Lumber, Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 2pm

2577 W Main St, Medford

Valley Pawn & Trading, Mon – Fri 9am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 4pm

123 S Riverside Ave (at 8th St), Medford

Welburn’s Weapons, Mon – Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 4pm

6785 Crater Lake Hwy, Central Point

Legendary Arms, Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm

779 Vilas Rd, Central Point

Republican Office, 311 E Main, Medford,

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 4pm

Josephine County:

Monday thru Saturday

Freedom’s Home Center, 513 NE 6th, Across from JoCo Courthouse, Grants Pass, 11am to 6pm

You can register to vote here also.

Download the petition info for the Bill Currier GOP version here: http://stoptheabuse-recallkatebrown.org

(They need the signatures by Tuesday)

Get the other petition (flush down kate Brown) at https://flushdownkatebrown.com/


Bill’s Guests: Friday, October 4, 2019

6:25: Jay “The Bird” Reese, calls the show to bring to you the Daily KMED/KCMD Sports Report.

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update. You can check out more from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com

7:40: Mike Hogan, owner of Rosario’s Italian Restaurant chats with Bill this morning. Rosario’s along with Jasper’s Burgers and Noho’s, are the target of a lawsuit, brought forth by a Florida man, who claims disability due to his morbid obesity. This man filed an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against the three restaurants, claiming several violations, of the ADA.

8:50: Nikki Peterson of the City of Central Point joins Bill in studio. We’ll be talking about the Battle of The Food Trucks!!

23 food trucks from around the Valley will be there! So… YOU be there too? Okay? Okay.

2019 Battle of the Food Trucks

WHEN: Saturday, October 5th, from 11am to 3pm.

WHERE: Robert Pfaff Park in Central Point

For more information, click HERE.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, October 3, 2019

6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, Geologist and author of the book: Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know, talks with Bill.

Today, we’re talking with Gregory about the latest darling to be propped up on the pro-climate change stage, 16-year-old Swede, Greta Thurnburg. Gregory maintains that Greta is simply a pawn, being used by her parents and the Climate Change racket, because, since she’s a child, people won’t question her. (Though, some people believe that she’s simply doing it for social media likes)

Learn more from Gregory at his website: InconvenientFacts.xyz

Don’t forget to grab a copy of his book:

7:10: “Wild Salmon” Steve Grigsby, a local resident talks with Bill. Today, we’re talking about the Northwest Power Plant, which is being targeted by the Left Wing Enviro-Commies. They simply want to strangle your use of coal-fire electricity. Here’s a link to the NW Council power plan “Demand Response” report

Link  to OPB reporting on the closing of the Boardman Coal Plant

8:10: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, aka “Steve The Marine,” talks with Bill this morning. Steve details the historical precedent for President Trump to defy ALL the subpoenas coming at him through the “impeachment inquiry.” Read Steve’s “Trump Can And Should Defy All Subpoenas”


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, Automotive Journalist over at EPAutos.com talks with Bill today. Eric’s articles touch on all of the latest issues when it comes to your freedom of transportation.

Another Way EVs Will Cost Us

You can also check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado Congressman chats with Bill this morning. Mr. Tancredo is now represents the “We Build The Wall,” movement.

Well, it now appears that in New York City, you can now be fined, pretty harshly actually, for using the term “illegal alien.” Not only that, threatening to call immigration authorities will also get you a pretty stiff fine. $250,000 per offense is what is being reported!!!

NYC bans calling someone an illegal alien out of hate

Tom Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1976 and resigned in his third term to accept a position in the Reagan Administration as the Regional Representative for the United States Department of Education and was reappointed by George H. W. Bush. He was then elected to the United States Congress representing the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election and was the Constitution Party’s nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010 and received 617,030 votes (36.7%), coming in second place, well ahead of the Republican Party nominee, who got about 11% of the vote. Mr. Tancredo has been referred to as Congress’ most vociferous critic of current immigration policy.

Learn more: WeBuildTheWall.us

8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill in studio after a long time. Today, we’ll talk with Will about foreign policy stories that don’t get much traction in the mainstream, but are important. We will talk today of impeachment hysteria.

8:35: Brent and Randall from Advanced Air join Bill in studio for today’s Business Segment.

Advanced Air

695 E. Vilas Road in Central Point

PHONE: 541-772-6866

ONLINE: AdvancedAir.com

8:45: Terry Haines drops by the studio today, to talk about the VeteRun that is coming up on October 12th.

For more information you can head on over to: NCOARogue.org


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

6:35 Jarrett Stepman, author of The War On History, chats with Bill this morning.

The Left is rewriting the story of America’s founding to present a story of oppression and white privilege. The invaluable lessons taught by our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents have been forgotten and ignored.

In the book Jarret exposes the Left’s revisionist history with the ultimate goal of turning future generations against America’s founding.

Here’s what you can expect from The War on History:

  • The war on America: World history is full of conquests and suffering indigenous peoples. Why target Christopher Columbus? What they really want to tear down is America.
  • The war on Thanksgiving: World history is full of colonists. Why target the Pilgrims? What they really want to tear down is American freedom and prosperity.
  • The war on the Founding: World history is full of slavery. Why target Thomas Jefferson? What they really want to tear down are the rights endowed by our Creator.
  • The war on the common man: World history is full of victorious generals and populist politicians. Why target Andrew Jackson? What they really want to tear down is democracy.
  • The war on the South: World history is full of civil strife. Why target Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee? What they really want to tear down is respect for America’s past and the reconciliation that renewed our Union.
  • The war on patriotism: World history is full of national pride. Why target Teddy Roosevelt? What they really want to tear down is the idea of American greatness.
  • The war on the American century: World history is full of bloody wars. What they really want to tear down is America’s defeat of totalitarianism.

You can also read more from Jarrett at The Daily Signal.

7:35: Mike Nearman, Oregon State Representative, (R-Independence) chats with Bill.

Today, we’ll be talking with Rep. Nearman about the decline in paying union members in state of Oregon Schools.

Here’s an excerpt from their release:

The state of Oregon’s disclosure of official statistics tracking union membership numbers exposes the extent to which the Oregon School Employees Association’s strength has been eroded over the last year.

The spike in defections correlates directly with the emphasized outreach of the Freedom Foundation a free-market, public policy organization with offices in Washington, Oregon and California. Despite persistent attempts by labor leaders to thwart its activities, the Freedom Foundation has been working tirelessly since Janus to inform public employees in all three states of their newly affirmed rights.

The group’s Oregon office made OSEA a special point of emphasis six months ago, and the recent numbers offer conclusive proof of its tactics which include distributing tens of thousands of mail pieces, emails and texts, in addition to making thousands of door-to-door visits is working.

In a recent State of Our Union speech, for example, former OSEA President Tim Stoelb boasted that the union represents approximately 23,000 employees.

According to the newly released LM-2 report, however, his union has only 15,130 dues-paying members.

As a direct result of our outreach, OSEA has experienced a membership decline of 36 percent since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year in Janus v. AFSCME. This ruling decided forced union dues and fees for workers in the public sector was a violation of their First Amendment rights.

The tax filing also shows that they collected nearly $1 million less in dues and membership fees.

Meanwhile, Executive Director Rick Shidaker took a pay cut of more than $8,000.

In the same speech, Stoelb admitted that they have had to cut spending, close three field offices and rely on a grant from the American Federation of Teachers to fill budget gaps.

All told, the lost dues revenues are costing an OSEA an estimated $4.1 million annually.

This is the largest singular decline recorded in Oregon and among the largest in the nation since the Janus decision.

“We’re always gratified when workers are given the opportunity to decide for themselves whether union representation makes sense for their unique situation,” said Freedom Foundation Oregon Director Mike Nearman. “The fact that so many in this state have chosen to opt out exposes the incredible level of discontent government employees in Oregon have with their union.

“It also follows logically that workers in other states are just as unhappy,” he said, “and the Freedom Foundation is determined to redouble its efforts to help as many as possible exercise their Constitutional rights.”

8:35: Cherisse from No Wires Media joins Bill in studio for today’s Business Segment.

No Wires Media

PHONE:

Medford, Grants Pass and Klamath Fall:
541-787-4867

Roseburg & Douglas County: 541-673-2003

Bend & Deshutes County:
541-390-7331
 

Bill’s Guests: Monday, September 30, 2019

6:35: Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spaulding (USAF Retired) chats with Bill this morning. With all of the Russia, Russia, Russia hype, the general maintains that the one that needs to be watched more, is China. We’ll be talking with the general about how Hunter Biden’s dealings with China and Ukraine, while his dad was Vice President of The United States is now taking center stage and more.

Check out Gen. Spaulding’s new book also: Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept

In the book, General Spaulding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.

Robert Spalding retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general after more than 25 years of service. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as a senior defense official and defense attache to China. He earned his doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.

Learn more at: AF.mil

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

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, Retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill in studio, for today’s edition of What Made Southern Oregon Great!

Sams Valley

By Dennis Powers

Eleven miles north of Medford at Highway 234 and Antioch Road lies the unincorporated community of Sams Valley. The first settlers in the area who owned large ranches were Enoch Pelton and Jose Sizemore, who arrived in the early 1850s. The James Pankey family from Tennessee also settled there, had numerous children, and were part of the large landholding families. The Fitzgerald family began growing fruits and vegetables in the late 1870s on a 320-acre parcel.

The community was first named “Moonville,” when Andrew Moon settled there in the late 1850s and established a general store; the wooden structure also housed Arad Stanley’s drugstore, also the local doctor in the area. A tin shop and blacksmith shop were part of the hamlet. The boundaries of Sams Valley were generally considered to be now Ramsey Road to the west and Table Rock Road or Meadows Road to the east.

Sams Valley was named in honor of Chief Sam of the Rogue River tribe. He signed the peace treaty in the mid-1850s that ended the hostilities between the settlers and Indians, lived on the Table Rock reservation, and subsequently was removed with the tribe in 1856 to southeastern Oregon. Located five miles from Gold Hill on Highway 234, the rich valley produced grains, livestock, dairy products, vegetables, and other products that were wagoned to Gold Hill and outlying areas. 

Sams Valley was as an important provider of food for the many miners and settlers that had flooded into the Rogue River area. Established in 1861 in a log building on Sams Valley Road, its first school was Sams Creek School; the next one was Pankey School that started in 1877. When the railroad chose Gold Hill, Central Point, and then Medford for its stations and right-of-ways in 1884, these towns surpassed Sams Valley in prominence. Nearby Gold Hill became the trading center for the vicinity, and even a few prominent families left for that town. The Ray brother’s construction of Gold Ray Dam in 1903 with its ensuing supply of hydroelectric power furthered solidified Gold Hill’s then prominence.

The important agricultural base continued, however, as most families stayed in an endeavor that they knew and enjoyed. A noted horseman, marksman, and farmer, C.C. McClendon designed and built his farm housewhich still existsin 1856. Tresham Lane was named for Bill Tresham and his three sons who owned a 160-acre ranch and threshing equipment; they traveled throughout the valley during the season to work the farms with their threshers.  

Another important settler was “Grandpa” Hinrich Holst and his wife, who left Minnesota in the 1890s and settled in Sams Valley. A farmer who also became the local banker, he loaned moneyand like Thomas Chavner of Gold Hillwould foreclose when debts could not be repaid, although he did give a grace period or two. Grandpa Holst celebrated his 80th birthday in 1932 and invited nearly everyone that he knew to his annual birthday party; over 235 family, relatives, and friends attended this one. Grandpa was really celebrating, however, his 79th birthday at the time. He felt that when he was born, he was already a year old, so each year he celebrated one year early.

Located in Pankey Cemetery on Ramsey Road is the tall monument to “H. Holst.” He regularly walked to the cemetery in the 1930s from his home and made a plot plan of all of the graves. The pioneering Pankeys donated the land for the cemetery, which dates back to 1863.

Although the precise boundaries of Sams Valley can depend on the resident, it is still dominated by farms, large ranches, orchards, acreage, and now vineyards. The number of working farms has extensively decreased, as commuting to nearby Central Point and Medford replaced farming as the area’s main livelihood. Its peaceful nature, however, and the generations of families who live there still stand out.

Sources: Dennis Powers, “Images of America: Gold Hill,” Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, South Carolina, 2010, pgs. 79-84; “Rural and Suburban Lands Element: Sams Valley Rural Service Center,” Jackson County, Ore.; Paul Fattig, “Speaking up for Sams Valley, Mail Tribune, September 19, 1999. 

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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Live from Washington D.C. Day 1 of Hold Their Feet To The Fire, hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform

6:15: Lars Larson kicks off the show with Bill as we head into Day 2 of Hold Their Feet To The Fire, hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. 6:35: Blanquita Cullum of The Alliance to End Human Trafficking joins Bill. 6:50: Maureen Maloney, mother of an Angel Family talks with Bill. Maureen Maloney’s 23-year-old son, Matthew Denice, was killed on August 20, 2011 by an illegal alien who was drunk and driving without a license when he ran through a stop sign and collided with Matthew, who was on his motorcycle.  Matthew should have survived the collision with just abrasions and bruises.  However, while fleeing the scene, the illegal alien ran over Matthew causing him to become lodged under the truck.  Matthew was dragged a quarter of a mile to his death while horrified witnesses were banging on the truck and screaming for the driver to stop. 7:10: Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chats with Bill. Ken Cuccinelli began serving as the acting director of USCIS in June 2019, making an immediate splash at the agency that administers all naturalization and lawful immigration. In the past several months under Mr. Cuccinelli’s leadership, USCIS has issued some long awaited regulations to reform our legal immigration system and address widespread abuse of our asylum laws. Mr. Cuccinelli served as Virginia’s attorney general from 2010 to 2014. During his time as attorney general, he led Virginia from being amongst the worst states in fighting human trafficking to becoming one of the best. Additionally, he led efforts resulting in record enforcement against gangs, health care fraud, and child predators. Mr. Cuccinelli also served in the Senate of Virginia from 2002 to 2010 and has practiced law for nearly 25 years. 7:35: Brigitte Gabriel, Terrorism expert and chairwoman of ACT For America sits down and talks with Bill. Brigitte is also the author of the book, Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom, which you can get for yourself by clicking the link. ACT For America is the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S. Brigitte lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders. A regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America, Brigitte is Founder and Chairman of ACT for America, the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S. with one million members dedicated to preserving national security and promoting Western values. She is a NYT best-selling author of three books the latest is “RISE” In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.  Ms. Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew. 8:10: Stephen Guschov with Pro English talks with Bill. As a legal immigrant himself, Stephen understands the importance of English as the unifying language of the nation.  As the head of the organization widely recognized as the nation’s top advocate of official English, Stephen can discuss how his organization works through the courts and in the court of public opinion to defend English’s historic role as America’s common, unifying language, and to persuade lawmakers to adopt English as the official language at all levels of government. 8:20: Ann Coulter, famous conservative pundit sits down with Bill. One of the most well-known conservative commentators around, Ann Coulter is one of the nation’s biggest advocates of real immigration reform. Coulter has been a fierce advocate of regaining control of the nation’s borders and was an early supporter of President Trump.  In addition to innumerable television appearances and nearly every channel, Ann Coulter is the author of twelve previous books, all of them New York Times bestsellers, including most recently, Resistance is Futile! She lectures around the country, writes a nationally syndicated weekly column, and has 2 million fans on Twitter: @AnnCoulter 8:40: Michael Harrison, Editor of TALKERS Magazine chats with Bill to end the show.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Live from Washington D.C. Day 1 of Hold Their Feet To The Fire, hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform

6:15: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill. Find out more over at FairUS.org 6:35: Congressman Mo Brooks, (R-AL) Recently, Rep. Brooks filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s current practice of counting illegal aliens in its official population numbers. Should the census include both legal and illegal residents—as it does now— Alabama will lose both a congressional seat and an Electoral College vote to states with large illegal alien populations. Brooks also weighs in on the impeachment issue. 7:10: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill today. Check out more from Rick at DailyTorch.com and today, what’s the deal with the impeachment talk? 7:20 Dave Ray of Federation for American Immigration Reform, reports on their current stay at the border, and a news breakdown of the “breakdown”. 7:40: Chris Chmielenski is the deputy director of Numbers USA, the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization with more than 8 million participants in all 435 congressional districts.  Numbers USA provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration. 8:10: Richard Valdemar, Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy chats with Bill. Through his career of 33 years, Richard fought gangs and gang violence. He’s an internationally recognized expert in both traditional and non-traditional gangs, having worked as a law enforcement trainer in a number of “gang” schools.  Prior to joining the LASD in 1970, he served three years as a Military Policeman both in the U.S. and abroad. 8:35: Dale Wilcox, Executive Director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute  Interested in talking about issues related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s immigration record, sanctuary cities, birthright citizenship, the movement to abolish ICE, the impact of the Trump v. Hawaii decision, DACA, detention of illegal aliens at the border, citizenship question in the census, and protecting U.S. workers from abuse of foreign worker programs.

The Bill Meyer Show with guest hosts Garth & Rosemary Harrington: Guests – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

8:10: Tom & Judy Smurzynski, Executive Directors of Walking Tall Southern Oregon talks with Garth & Rose in studio today. Walking Tall provides compassionate life coaching to young men grade 7-12 by establishing permanent connections with Christian faith-based mentorship, and by building personal respect, integrity and character through job-readiness skills. Kids are always looking for role models to imitate, but many are growing up without positive relationships where they have no good role models to follow. Our Walking Tall mentoring program provides young men long term authentic relationships with adults that form the foundation for healthy influence. To learn more, give Tom a call at: 541-941-600. PHONE: (Office): 541-664-6000 MAIL: P.O. Box 3789, Central Point, Oregon 97502 EMAIL: walkingtallsouthernoregon@gmail.com ONLINE: WalkingTallSO.org

Bill’s Guests: Monday, September 23, 2019

6:35 Judge Jeanine Pirro, Host on Fox News Channel and author of Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America chats with Bill. Judge Jeanine Pirro is the host of Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine and author of Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America. Picking up where her #1 New York Times bestseller, Liars, Leakers and Liberals, left off, Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox’s Justice with Judge Jeanine exposes the latest chapter in the unfolding liberal attack on our most basic values. More on the book: www.amazon.com/Radicals-Resistance-Revenge-Remake-America/dp/1546085181/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=pirro&qid=1564971805&s=gateway&sr=8-1 BIO: Jeanine Pirro is the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on the Fox News channel. Previously, she hosted Judge Jeanine Pirro, a syndicated court show for which she won an Emmy. In 1990, she was elected the first woman to sit on the Westchester County court bench. In 1993, she again made history as the first woman elected district attorney in Westchester. As a prosecutor, Pirro received national recognition for founding one of the nation’s first domestic violence units, and has tirelessly crusaded on behalf of the silent victims of violent crime. Her FOX Show is here: video.foxnews.com/playlist/on-air-justice-with-judge-jeanine/ 7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather.com 7:35: Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts talks with Bill. Colleen is just back from Washington D.C. and an update on the county’s and fed response to wildfire, forest, and ecological policy. 8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “What Made Southern Oregon Great”, and author of “Where Past Meets Present” available at www.HellGatePress.com and find out more about Dr. Powers at www.DennisPowersBooks.com

Butte Falls

By Dennis Powers

Much of Oregon once looked the way that tiny Butte Falls does today. The smallest incorporated town in Jackson County with 450 residents, Butte Falls is located some 40 miles northeast of Medford on the thick forested Big Butte Plateau in the Cascade Range. Oregon’s vast forests didn’t attract much attention until the 1890s to 1900s, when the state possessed one half of all of the standing timber in the Pacific Northwest. When the forests of the Mid-Westsuch as in Michigan and Wisconsinbecame over-logged, the sawmill companies looked elsewhere and bought up timberlands as around Butte Falls. Oregon’s main industry then became lumbering. The Dewings Company in Reed City, Michigan, was one such company, and it purchased timberlands in 1901 near the falls on Big Butte Creek. When the company became known as the Butte Falls Sugar Pine Lumber Company, Bert Harris became its first head. He knew the potential of building a sawmill that would utilize the 15-foot falls at Big Butte Creek to power its operations. As the mill was being built, Harris started the planning to create a manufacturing town of 55 acres with a 300-foot plaza in its middle. Bert Harris recorded the plat map of Butte Falls in 1905, and the town’s name came from its nearby falls. In 1906, the sawmill became operational and four years later, the Pacific and Eastern Railroad reached the town from Medford. No longer isolated with rough dirt roads, the train brought tourists, passengers, and mail from the Valley. Although the railroad stopped there, this allowed more people to settle in the growing town, along with the loggers and mill hands. By then, the town had a hotel, inn, grocery store, two billiard halls, hardware and barber shops, residences, and even an athletic club. Over the next decades, Butte Fall’s fortunes were tied to the railroad and the different lumber companies that ran the operations. In the 1920s, the Owen-Oregon Lumber Company (based in Wisconsin) acquired thousands of more timber acres, built a spur east of Butte Falls, and logged pines to Mt. McLoughlin. Once in Butte Falls, the railroad transported the logs on the main line to its mill on Medford’s outskirts. Owen-Oregon became bankrupt during the Great Depression, and the Medford Corporation (“Medco”) in 1932 acquired those assets. Although Butte Falls was not a company town, its fortunes fluctuated as these companies didand times then were difficult. The need for timber products brought better times just before and after World War II. Medco terminated its railroad operations in the early 1960s to use cheaper “gyppo” loggers, or independent logging crews and truckers; however, the town still grew as Medco did and by the 1970s, the company was a vertically-integrated wood products firm, one of the 1,000-largest in the country. Unfortunately, the boom ended when Harold Simmons acquired Medco in a hostile takeover during the 1980s. Known for his gaining control of companies and then selling off the assets for his profit, he did this with Medco. After harvesting the timber, the leveraged-takeout specialist sold off the lands and mills. As lumbering stagnated over time with the Oregon economy, environmental regulations, and federal restrictions, so did Butte Falls. Residents today can drive to neighboring towns for their jobs, but the quaint, tiny townwith its mayor and city councilrelies on tourists, hunters, and outdoorsmen for its fortunes. And its historical place in the Valley. Sources: “Southern Oregon.com: Butte Falls, Oregon” at Butte Falls; Dennis M. Powers, “Bert Harris Builds Butte Falls, Ore.,” Jefferson Public Radio, September 30, 2009, at Role of Bert Harris; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Butte Falls,” at More on Butte Falls. 8:35: Filmmaker Mike Erwin and Galen Wrightjoin Bill in studio. Mike and Galen are looking for funding for their upcoming feature film Cayo – Warboy. They’ve launched a campaign on Facebook last month. The campaign was HUGELY successful with over 500,000 people clicking through our ads and over 250,000 watched our two minute teaser. Then, with no explanation FB cut our ads off! We then appealed to FB, but got no (human) response. Only canned apologies and delays. After telling us that they would fix within 72 hours, after two weeks, we rebuilt a new page and launched again. Like the first time, we had another huge response but were once again cut off from our ability to run ads. So, right now, we are simply trying to drive people to our website www.cayowarboy.com to donate money if they like our project and our goals.

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, September 20, 2019

6:20: Jay “The Bird” Reese, joins the show for the Daily Sports Report. 7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the end of the week, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government calls to bring you the Weekly Swamp Report from Mordor on The Potomac. See more great content over at: DailyTorch.com 8:20: Kelly Gonzales & Danielle Atkinson of Dancing & Dining In The Streets 8:45 Matt Stone from Pressure Point Roofing in studio – We’ll talk about his business “Up On the Roof” Pressure Point Roofing PHONE: (541) 423-3146 Address: 5235 Rainbow Dr, Central Point, OR 97502
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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 19, 2019

6:35 Professor Stephen Halbrook talks with Bill today. Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”, and The Founders’ Second Amendment. https://www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=12912 Recalling the Tragic History of Gun Control By Stephen P. Halbrook (The American Spectator, 9/4/19) 7:35 James Westfall in studio, CEO of the boy scouts of America crater lake council, and we discuss changes in Scouts, and how to join, need for volunteers

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today. President Trump will remove California’s exemption allowing them to set their own tougher emissions standards  California Risin’ Read more from Eric, and check out his reviews of the latest, cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com 7:10 Michelle Malkin, author of “Open Borders, Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?” Malkin tracks 400+ non-profits, religious charities, legal organizations, political lobbying groups, businesses, and government contractors involved in the push for illegal immigration and open borders – all in the name of compassion, but largely driven by financial profit. Malkin also exposes the shocking amounts of money that taxpayers unknowingly contribute to the open border agenda. 8:10 State representative Kim Wallan chats with Bill this hour, and gives an update on what’s going on in Salem.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

6:35 Robert “Bobby” Charles of the Association of Mature American Citizens chats with Bill today. Young Americans may be more liberal today than any generation that went before them. But according to Robert “Bobby” Charles, spokesman for the 1.9 million members of Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) – the conservative alternative to AARP – that doesn’t mean that young people are going to remain in the progressive camp. New young voters have an almost instinctual attraction to the counterculture. For a long time, the dominant culture within the media and academia has been uniformly liberal. Under the right circumstances, says Bobby Charles, conservatism may be viewed as edgy, or the “new cool.” But moving the hearts and minds of America’s youth will require bold, new ideas and aspirational alternatives that appeal to their optimism and idealism. Please contact me to set up a conversation with Bobby Charles, who can speak to how the older generations can help young Americans get in touch with the conservative counterculture. You can find out more at: https://amac.us/. 7:10 Joel Skousen, editor of World Affairs Brief is an outstanding weekly newsletter, emailed to subscribers. Joel really digs in to the news you won’t hear discussed elsewhere. Today, we talk with Joel about whether the communists “really” went away with the Soviet Union collapse in the late 1980’s.

Bill’s Guests: Monday, September 16, 2019

6:35 Joe Flynn, brother of embattled Ret. General Michael T. Flynn chats with Bill this morning. We’re talking about the case against the General, and how Joe is looking for help. www.Mikeflynndefensefund.org 7:10 Greg Roberts joins the show for today’s Outdoor Report. Check out more from Greg over at:RogueWeather.com 8:05: Brenda Stein, Wealth Advisor with Seacrest Wealth Management calls to bring you the Daily Stock Report.   8:10: Dr. Dennis Powersjoins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of “What Made Southern Oregon Great!” Be sure to check out more from Dr. Powers at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com

Sherm and Wanda Olsrud

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1924 to a poor rural family in Maddock, North Dakota, Sherm Olsrud was the son of a blacksmith. After serving as a marine in the South Pacific during World War II, Sherm headed to work at his uncle’s restaurant in Eugene. There, he met his wife, Wanda, and they married one year later in 1947. Using money he received from the GI Bill, Sherm learned meat cutting and they bought their first business, Sherm’s Meat Market, for $500. The Eugene store expanded and eventually became Sherm’s 24-hour market, a rarity at the time. But thanks to Sherm and Wanda’s tireless efforts, it was a success. Traveling south in 1967 with Wanda and their young sons, Steve and Rod, Sherm began a long, fruitful career in the Rogue Valley. They sold their Eugene business and bought the Thunderbird Market in Medford that year. The Olsruds then established themselves among the top grocers in Oregon. The couple, whose legacy is so closely linked, worked 12- to 15-hour days all week after they bought their first market in Medford. In the decades that followed, they expanded into other cities: Sherm’s Thunderbird Markets are now located in Medford, Klamath Falls, and Roseburg. The company also owns Food 4 Less in Medford and employs in total over 600 people. Few coupons, consistently low prices, and no-frills buildings were their hallmarks. The Olsruds donated up to 50,000 pounds of food a year in truckloads to ACCESS, including items that weren’t typically donated, such as paper towels and toilet paper. They were major contributors to an after-school center at Kids Unlimited (“KU”), and their contributions helped build the gym that now bears their name. The couple supported endowed scholarships at Southern Oregon University, Future Farmers of America (“FFA”), and the Oregon Community Foundation. (Meat from FFA animals is sold at the stores.) At Harry and David Field, a section of bleachers were named due to this support. In 2001, Sherm and Wanda were awarded the Chamber of Medford-Jackson County’s “First Citizen Award.” Olsrud paid $18,000 to the Medford School District in the early 2000s to erect the fence that encircles the McLoughlin Middle School campus. Years ago, when Sherm’s Thunderbird store received a share of the proceeds for selling a winning Powerball ticket, Sherm donated the funds to elementary schools. They supported both the original and rebuilt playground in Bear Creek Park and the Jackson County Expo; Olsrud Arena is a testimonial to that support. Children younger than 12 are admitted into the fair free each year, thanks to the Olsruds. In 2017, Jackson County honored them with a lifetime achievement award. Despite his age, he was nearly a daily visitor at the Medford Thunderbird and had a small office upstairs. Sherm died in May 2019. He and his wife, Wanda, who survives him, established a long legacy of community philanthropy and service. “He always just said that Southern Oregon had been good to him, and he wanted to repay Southern Oregon any way he could,” said Steve Olsrud, Sherm’s 71-year-old son. His fondest memories with his dad were trips to Florida, Jamaica and overseas. “My dad and I went to Singapore and China,” he said. “Those were some of the best memories.” Our entire region is better for the Olsruds deciding to live here. Sources: Kaylee Tornay, Community philanthropist Sherm Olsrud dies, Mail Tribune, May 15, 2019 at Sherm and Wanda Olsrud; KOBI-5: News, “Sherm Olsrud, founder of Sherm’s Thunderbird Markets, passes away,” at Sherm Olsrud; Damian Mann, “Sherm Olsrud: from humble beginnings to ‘stealth philanthropist,” Mail Tribune, May 18, 2019, at Overview.

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Recall Kate Brown!

Independent Recall locations with Both Petitions

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The Recall Effort to remove Governor Kate Brown from office. You can help. The Oregon GOP needs just over 280,050 signatures to force a special election in either late November, or early December. The deadline to get your petitions in is October 14th. There are three other ways to get your petition to sign:

1: Go to: Stoptheabuse-recallkatebrown.org/petition.pdf

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3: Call: 1-503-595-8881

There is ANOTHER petition – sign them both! The other is FlushDownKateBrown.com

This Week’s Locations

 Sept 9th – Sept 15th, 2019
Jackson County:

Tuesday: Sidewalk at Thunderbird Market, on Lozier Ln, Medford, 10am to 2pm

Wednesday: Jacksonville Post Office, 10am to 2pm

Thursday: Medford DMV, Stevens St, 10am to 2pm

Tuesday and Thursday: Republican Party, 311 E Main, Medford, 10am to 4pm

Saturday: Sidewalk at Costco, Table Rock Rd & Hamrick, Central Point, 10am to 2pm

Jackson County volunteers needed: contact Cindy @ 541-944-5477

Josephine County:

Monday – Saturday: 513 NE 6th, Across from Josephine County Courthouse, Grants Pass, 10am to 6pm


Bill’s Guests: Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy Friday The 13th

6:15 Jay “The Bird” Reese, joins the show for today’s Sports Report.

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Governmentwww.DailyTorch.com and a wrap of the weekly Swamp News.

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts at RogueWeather.com

7:35 Dr. Brian Hooker, one of the guests at tomorrow’sOregon Vaccine Education Seminars in Medford on September 14th. This will be hosted by Rick Kirschner with Jennifer Margulis, Senator Dennis Linthicum and Brian Hooker on the panel. Brian is the special guest from Redding, California and has been deeply involved vaccine awareness. He appeared on the movie Vaxxed for having recorded phone calls with the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, for several months. Here is a short clip of the first conversation:

VAXXED | How Dr. Brian Hooker Secretly Recorded the CDC Whistleblower | Extended Scene

8:05 Brenda Stein, Wealth Advisor with Seacrest Wealth Management calls in with the Daily Stock Report.

8:10 Terry Haines joins Bill in studio to discuss the  Project 22 press conference on 9/14 to raise awareness of veteran suicide and the VeteRUN fundraiser which supports it on 10/12, and also the next Honor Flight to DC on taking off on 9/19.

8:45 Grange Co-op representative, and we’re discussing Stan Mapolski’s Rogue Gardener broadcast tomorrow live from the S. Medford Location.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, September 12, 2019

6:15: Will Ruger, VP of Research and Policy at the Chales Koch Institute and Afghanistan War vet talks with Bill. Today we discuss National Security Advisor John Bolton’s dismissal as President Trump’s National Security Secretary.

John Bolton no longer works in the White House. This leaves President Trump without his biggest proponent of hawkish foreign policy around the world.

What will this new development mean for America’s foreign policy strategy for the foreseeable future? How will this impact the ongoing negotiations with North Korea? With Iran? With Afghanistan?

Will Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute and veteran of the War in Afghanistan, discusses what America’s foreign policy should look like moving forward.

To learn more about Will Ruger’s stance on U.S. foreign policy, click here to watch a segment from last night on The Story with Martha MacCallum in which he advocates for a U.S. foreign policy that prioritizes America’s security. Here’s a Koch Foundation piece in the New York Times on the issue:

The Koch Foundation Is Trying to Reshape Foreign Policy. With Liberal Allies

8:10: Nikki Peterson with the City of Central Point joins Bill in studio. The Battle of The Bones is coming up soon, and we’ll tell you all about it with Nikki.

The Battle of The Bones 2019 starts this Friday and ends Sunday. Don’t put aside this opportunity to enjoy some of the best barbecue in the area, and beer. Beer is good, and they have good ones at the Battle of The Bones. Tickets are still available.

The 2019 Battle of The Bones

WHEN: Friday, September 13th, starting at 4pm – Sunday, September 15th, and ending at 3pm.

WHERE: The Jackson County Expo. 1 Peninger Road in Central Point.

To find out more about what’s happening, and to get your tickets go to: CentralPointOregon.gov


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy chats with Bill. Its the Weekly Transportation News Segment.

First up, we delve into the story of 19-year-old Michelle Chartrand, an autistic student at Summit High School in La Quinta, California. Chartrand was walking home from school when she was apparently stopped and “taken down,” pretty roughly by two cops. Were the cops in the wrong? We’ll talk about it.

AGW’s Hut! Hut! Hut! Autistic Teen Girl

Next up, good ol’ Elon is at it again… This time it’s car insurance. Because government REQUIRES you to have car insurance, Elon’s gonna cash in. But, it’s how he wants to base your rates that’s the big concern here today…

You’re In Good Hands With Elon

Don’t forget, you can check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com

7:10: Sam Anderson, a long time teacher joins Bill in studio this morning. Today, we’re talking with Sam about her research on the “insidious agenda,” of Oregon’s Outdoor School Program.

8:10: Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News Program, Justice with Judge Jeanine and author of the new book: Radicals, Resistance and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America, chats with Bill.

Picking up where her #1 New York Times bestseller, Liars, Leakers and Liberals, left off, Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox’s Justice with Judge Jeanine exposes the latest chapter in the unfolding liberal attack on our most basic values.

Jeanine Pirro is the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on the Fox News channel. Previously, she hosted Judge Jeanine Pirro, a syndicated court show for which she won an Emmy. In 1990, she was elected the first woman to sit on the Westchester County court bench. In 1993, she again made history as the first woman elected district attorney in Westchester. As a prosecutor, Pirro received national recognition for founding one of the nation’s first domestic violence units, and has tirelessly crusaded on behalf of the silent victims of violent crime.


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

6:35 Constitutional Attorney Rita Dunaway chats with Bill.

Whether it is the war on straws, gender lie’s, or fake news, people who deny truth will be left blindfolded in a world of facts they pretend don’t exist. This is the willfully blind leading the next two generations into blind ignorance. Time for the purveyors of truth to have courage.

In her most recent opinion piece  https://stream.org/straw-wars-a-political-case-study/

Rita Dunaway discusses basic truth principle’s that everyone can embrace to combat political bombast and reclaim the culture. Dunaway says, “The mainstream media is no ally to those who desire more honest, substantive policy discussions. They are the masters of ‘dialing up’ the culture wars.”

In another recent opinion piece, https://stream.org/citizens-power-reform-government/

Rita Dunaway discusses American citizen’s power to reform government.

Rita Dunaway is a constitutional attorney, the author of Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture, and co-host of the weekly radio program, “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet.” She serves as National Legislative Strategist for the Convention of States Project.

7:35 Suzanne Gallagher with Parents Rights in Education joins the show. We’ll talk with Suzanne about the phenomenon of “Story Time with Drag Queens.” But, you know, things like the Bible are outlawed in public schools? But, men dressed up as women reading to kids? Yeah.

For more information, head over to: ParentsRightsInEd.com

8:05 Brenda Stein, BSCE, MBA and Wealth Advisor with SeaCrest Wealth Management calls in to bring you the Daily Stock Report.

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8:45 Michael Campbell with SisQCellular is in studio – celebrating 30 years in the Rogue Valley, and he’ll tell you about various celebration “deals” on right now.


Bill’s Guests: Monday, September 9, 2019

6:35: Julie Gunlock, Director of the Independent Women’s Forum’s Center for Progress and Innovation chats with Bill.

Today, we talk about the latest craze, of government wanting to place harsher restrictions, or an outright ban on vaping in the name of “protecting the children.”

Read Julie’s article over at IWF.org on the subject:

Gov. Whitmer Creates Health Crisis in Michigan

Julie is also the author of the book: From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back.

She also served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee. Furthermore, she also served on the staffs of Ohio Senators Mike DeWine, George Voinovich, and Tom Coburn.

Gunlock has written about food and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and is a regular contributor to National Review Online, BlogHer and Huffington Post. She has offered political commentary on Fox News, TheBlaze TV and other networks.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young, active, and perpetually hungry boys.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report, and we may delve a bit into local fire and wolf news too.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law at SOU, author and Southern Oregon historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of What Made Southern Oregon Great.

Don’t forget to check out more from Dr. Powers over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com. And, head over to Hellgate Press to get a copy of his latest work: Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon’s Bigfoot

by Dennis Powers

From Grants Pass and Ashland to Cave Junction and Prospect, the sightings of Bigfoot, otherwise known as Sasquatch, have been numerous over the years; state and federal parks are also noteworthy as to these encounters, as around Crater Lake or the Oregon Caves. Given the widespread, thick forests and remote areas in our region, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see that we have had more than our share of these sightings.

Bigfoot is defined in most dictionaries, as a “very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially in the Pacific Northwest.” These human-like beings are believed to be 8-foot-plus in height, primate-like, and the surviving descendants of a species named Gigantopithecus, a tall, ape-like creature from the Pleistocene epoch (a long period that ended 11,700 years ago.)

With the numerous sightings in Jackson and Josephine counties, it is difficult to pick the best ones, as all are interesting and certainly important to whoever’s making the report. Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves are the site of well-evidenced ones. In 1976, the Chief Park Naturalist observed a Sasquatch-like creature, for example, that was crossing the South Road at dusk. Two years later, two park rangers reported seeing “something large in the forest with a foul odor” that threw a pinecone at them.

If reports from rangers are doubtful, then the experiences of a Grants Pass clinical psychologist in 2000 at the Oregon Caves is noteworthy. Matthew Johnson was on a summer walk on the Big Tree Loop Trail, when he left his wife and children to “answer nature’s call.” He previously had heard strange “whoa, whoaa, whoaa” sounds and smelled a skunk-like stench.

While off the trail, the 6-foot/9-inch, 300-pound man had the scare of his life. Seeing movement to one side, Johnson turned to watch a Bigfoot9-foot-tall, hairy, huge, and quite real to himwho then disappeared back into the brush. The psychologist ran to his family and quickly herded them back to the caves. A long-time park ranger at the Oregon Caves accompanied Johnson the next day to investigate the site. Although the ranger didn’t believe then in Sasquatch, he said that without any question, Johnson had not made up the story. After finding a large Bigfoot track in the area of the sighting, the ranger (John Roth) became a believer.

Matthew Johnson was so taken by his experience, he told about this on television and through newspapers around the country. He established the Southern Oregon Bigfoot Society (“SOBS”) so that others could join him in finding the creature. This organization put together different expeditions into the forests near Grants Pass. The SOBS has reported discovering hair samples, handprints, footprints, and teeth imprints with a 3-1/2 inch gap between them. The group states they have come across boulders tossed into a road’s middle that were too heavy for any man to lift, along with trees broken off ten-feet high with limbs that were 1/2-foot in diameter.

These searches are not isolated occurrences. In the 1970s, three men built a Bigfoot trap west of Applegate Lake. Led by reports that an old miner had discovered 18-inch human-like tracks (indicating a 6-foot stride) in his garden near the upper reaches of the Applegate River, Ron Olson and two others decided to build a trap near the location. The constructed wooden box was 10-feet by 10-feet and built of 2-inch thick planks. A metal grate was the trap door and to be triggered by a Bigfoot reaching for a deer or rabbit carcass hung at the rear.

Built by special forestry permit, this cage is most likely the only official Bigfoot trap in the world. Located 1/2 mile west of Applegate Lake on the Collings Mountain Trail, telephone poles anchor it to the ground. Although the structure is in disrepair owing to the elements, it is a testimonial to the belief that these creatures do exist.

Although the arguments continue as to whether Sasquatch is a fact or only a myth, even some academics and anthropologists have written books and articles supporting its reality. Even so, your belief might depend on whether you are reading this article in a home study or camping out in the remote wilderness at night.

Sources: See “Team Squatchin–USA” at Sasquatch Stories; “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Jackson County, Oregon,” at Jackson County Bigfoot Sightings; See “Oregonbigfoot.com: Bigfoot Sightings in Josephine County, Oregon,” at Josephine County Bigfoot Sightings; Jeff Duewel, “Encounter at the Caves,” Daily Courier (Grants Pass), August 5, 2006; Susan Specht, “On the Trail of Bigfoot,” Mail Tribune, December 30, 2010, at Bigfoot and Matthew Johnson; see also, “YouTube: Bigfoot Trap, Applegate Lake, Southern Oregon, June 2009,” at Big Foot Trap.

8:35: Frederick W. Penney, host of Radio Law Talk joins Bill, live in studio for today’s Whose Business Is It Anyway? segment. Today, we’ll talk with Frederick about legal eagle issue.

Radio Law Talk

Sundays from 2 to 4pm on KMED and KCMD

Check out more right here: RadioLawTalk.com

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