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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE CANCER CURE?? This is the article I was discussing on the air the other day, regarding the de-worming medicine fenbendazole, which appears to have anti-tumor properties:  https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/bill-sardi/a-cancer-cure-has-gotten-out-of-control-and-has-spread-beyond-the-confines-of-modern-medicine/ FREE CANCER SCREENING SATURDAY Free Genetic Cancer and Pharmaceutical Drug Effectiveness Scan happening tomorrow, 5/25 at the Butcher Shop on Hwy 62 in Eagle Point – 10a-2pm, and the free scan is offered for people on Medicare Part A and B, and you must have someone in your family who has suffered cancer.  They’ll swab your mouth, that’s all. BTW, the 2 screens would normally be $6000 each, but if you qualify, it’s free (well, paid by the Medicare Program)

Bill’s Guests: Friday, May 24, 2019

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government with the weekly swamp update. Get more great information over at: DailyTorch.com 7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring to you The Outdoor Report, sponsored Oregon Truck and Auto Authority, powered by Line-X. Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com 7:35 Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization talks with Bill today.

Is Oregon Really “Disinvesting” in Education?

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The Portland Association of Teachers declares Oregon has suffered “a 30-year disinvestment in education.” That’s a bold charge. Thirty years is a long time, and disinvestment is a strong word. To disinvest literally means “to reduce or eliminate” investment. Is it true that Oregon has reduced investment in public schools over 30 years? No. Multnomah County’s Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission has been tracking school spending in the Portland area for more than 30 years. A review of Portland Public Schools spending since 1985 shows that per student spending in Oregon’s largest school district has steadily increased over the past 30 years, as shown in the figure below. Over the past three decades, both total spending and spending on instruction at PPS have grown faster than the rate of inflation. In recent years, Portland schools have spent about $30,000 per student, with almost $8,000 per student spent on instruction.

PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Spending in dollars per student

Since the last recession, PPS total spending has accelerated. Voters in the district have approved nearly $1.3 billion in construction bonds since 2012. In 2011 and 2014, voters approved and renewed a local option property tax increase for Portland schools. Another renewal of the $95 million tax is expected to be on the ballot this year. In Oregon, total expenditures per student were $13,037 in 2016, the most recent year for which information is available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Oregon is exactly in the middle of the state rankings of per student total expenditures. Six states, including Oregon, Washington, and California, have per student spending that is within five percent of the national average. Total expenditures include salaries, employee benefits such as health insurance and PERS, supplies, and debt service, among other things. According to the state’s Legislative Revenue Office, annual state and local education spending in Oregon has increased by about $1.7 billion over the past ten years. This amounts to $2,350 in increased spending per student and has greatly outpaced the rate of inflation. Despite Oregon’s smack-dab-in-the-middle per student spending, the state ranks near the bottom in graduation rate, produces mixed results on standardized tests, and has the sixth-highest student-teacher ratio in the U.S. These dismal outcomes are not the result of disinvestment; they are a result of misinvestment—a diversion of education spending away from classroom teaching. The Public Employee Retirement System and other benefits are the biggest drivers of Oregon’s education finance problems. The cost of paying for public employee retirements has doubled over the past ten years. In 2009, school districts paid approximately 15% of payroll to fund PERS. The latest estimates indicate next year, districts will have to pay 30% of payroll. A big piece of current so-called “instructional” expenditures is actually spent to pay for teachers who have retired. In general, health insurance premiums for teachers in Oregon are lower than those of teachers in California or Washington, but Oregon teachers pay a much smaller share of the premium. Research indicates Oregon teachers pay approximately 12% of the premium, while teachers in California and Washington pay 22-45%. Many school districts have taken on additional debt to reduce their PERS obligations and fund construction. Interest payments on debt are taking money out of classrooms. Census data indicate Oregon schools pay almost $600 per student per year in interest payments alone, making it the fourth highest state in per student interest payments. Oregon taxpayers continue to support and invest in the state’s education, and any claims of disinvestment are simply wrong. Because of misplaced priorities, too many dollars earmarked for education are not used to teach students the skills they need to be productive and successful adults. PERS must be overhauled, and educational spending should be directed toward increasing high school graduation rates and making measurable improvements in academic achievement. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization. . A version of this article appeared in The Portland Tribune on May 21, 2019. 8:10 Steve Gregg with Cancer Screen Advocates of America is in studio – They are having a no cost screening at the butcher shop in Eagle point this Saturday the 25th of May from 10 am to 2 pm, and again at the White City library on June 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm. To those who qualify these two tests are at no cost. Medicare is paying for it. The tests are normally $6000.00 each To qualify you have to be 65 years are older and be on Medicare part A and B. Have someone in their family or themselves who has had cancer.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Live from the KCMD Studios in Grants Pass

6:35 Roger Sanderson, 7-Time Winner of Boatnik, winner of the last 3, and 6-Time Club Champion talks with Bill LIVE from Hoopa, California. And, #17, Jesse Reinhart of Grants Pass, will join Bill in studio along with sports Jedi, Jay “The Bird” Reese for the Morning Sports Report, and preview of Boatnik. 7:35 Kevin Starrett with Oregon Firearms Federation, chats with Bill. We’ll talk with Kevin on the  status of gun bills, and the legislative walkout post-mortem. Get more great information over at: OregonFirearms.org. 8:10 Captain William E. Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and outdoor journalist calls us. So, just how well prepped are we for fire season?We’ll talk about it with Capt. Bill. Wildfires, Forests & Soils By: William E. Simpson II I think we all realize that given abundant atmospheric oxygen, when there is more fuel in a fire, it yields more heat; this is virtually a constant in combustion chemistry. In California we have 2-million fewer deer than we had just 5-decades ago. Oregon is down about 150,000 deer in the past 10-years. (numbers from CDFW and ODFW). These population drops are directly correlated to increased mountain lion populations; each lion takes 50-60 deer annually. A recent census of lions in Oregon by ODFW found over 7,000 lions present on the landscape. Wildlife scientists and managers believe that about 2,500-2,800 lions should be on the landscape. The current rate of depredation due to lions in Oregon amounts to about 60% of the total herd annually. This is unnatural and results from poor wildlife policy and management. This unfortunate situation will require at least two-decades of work to repair, starting with a very difficult process (lion enthusiasts will litigate) of reducing mountain lion populations to nominal ecologically sensible levels. Once lion populations are brought into normal levels, it will likely require another decade for cervid (deer) populations to rebound to nominal levels across the landscape, where they can resume their evolved roles in controlling ground fuels. Last year (2018) wildfires burned 8.5 -million acres, about 500,000 acres of which was in Oregon. Our forests require an exigent solution. Relocating wild horses from BLM & USFS corrals into selected remote wilderness areas provides an immediate native herbivory for grass and brush fuel reduction on the most at-risk remote wilderness areas where U.S. timber, wildlife, habitat and watersheds must be protected via grass and brush fuels reductions. This methodology is cash-positive and saves the BLM nearly $100-million in annual costs related to warehousing native species American wild horses in off-range holding areas, sometimes called ‘sanctuaries’ (USFS would also enjoy some savings by relocating its 8,000 wild horses). Added to these savings is the reduction of hundreds of $-billions in both insured and uninsured annual losses due to wildfires, not to mention secondary socioeconomic losses and untold healthcare costs (likely also in the $-billions/yr). The now missing 2-million deer in California had been consuming over 2.4-million tons of annual grass and brush (based upon consumption of 7-8 lbs./day/deer). The thermal dynamics (energy release) related to the combustion of 2-million+ tons of dry grass is impressive and on-scale with nuclear detonations. The amounts of toxic gases and greenhouse gases is in the realm of hundreds of millions of tons annually. In Oregon alone during the 2017 wildfire season, ODEQ estimated that 3.3-million tons of carbon monoxide gas (CO) was released into the atmosphere, and this gas is a minor component (percentage wise) of all the hydrocarbon gases that are produced and released into the atmosphere during these new highly-fueled catastrophically hot wildfires. These two (links below) research papers support the fact that prodigious grass and brush fuels resulting from decimated herbivories results in hotter wildfires and damage to soils. The best science shows that restoring the herbivory results in cooler wildfires which can benefit forest and grassland ecosystems as well as soils. And other science and empirical evidence collaborates the hypothesis that relocating wild horses into selected remote wilderness areas (where apex predator populations are intact) and away from livestock production areas is both cost effective and ecologically prudent: 1) https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/4/e1400103.full 2) http://www2.nau.edu/~gaud/bio300w/frsl.htm Fire Effect on Soil Fire Effects on Soil Nutrients The soil macronutrients are the elements considered essential for plant growth and nutrition needed in relatively large quantities. They are most likely to impact site productivity and vegetation dynamics.
Nutrient category Element Chemical Symbol Function in plant
Primary macronutrients Nitrogen N Proteins, amino acids
Phosphorus P Nucleic acids, ATP
Potassium K Catalyst, ion transport
Secondary macronutrients Calcium Ca Cell wall component
Magnesium Mg Part of chlorophyll
Sulfur S Amino acids
Forest fires usually decrease the total nutrient pool on a site (the total amount of nutrients present) through some combination of oxidation, volatilization, ash transport, leaching, and erosion. For example, volatilization and oxidation in a low intensity slash fire reduced fuel nutrient pools in understory and forest floor: 54-75% of N, 37–50% of P, 43–66% of K, 31–34% of Ca, 25–49% of Mg, 25–43% Mn, and 35–54% of B (Raison et al., 1985). Though fire can diminish nutrient pool sizes, nutrient availability often increases. Soil fertility can increase after low intensity fires since fire chemically converts nutrients bound in dead plant tissues and the soil surface to more available forms or the fire indirectly increases mineralization rates through its impacts on soil microorganisms (Schoch and Binkley 1986). Some nutrient dynamics are more sensitive to fires than others. The concentration of potassium, calcium, and magnesium ions in the soil can increase or be unaffected by fires whereas nitrogen and sulphur often decrease (Hough 1981). Although the relationship between fire and soil nutrients is complex because of the interactions among many factors, fire intensity is usually the most critical factor affecting post-fire nutrient dynamics, with greater nutrient losses occurring with higher fire intensity. Fire intensity both directly and indirectly impacts many of the mechanisms that affect nutrient pools and cycling. Fire temperature directly determines the amounts and kinds of nutrients that will be volatilized. For instance, N begins volatilizing out of organic matter at only 200º C, whereas Ca must be heated to 1240º C for vaporization to occur (Neary et al. 1999). Nutrients are abundant in superficial organic soil layers, and the amount of these layers consumed is proportional to fire intensity. As an indirect effect, the physical transport of nutrients off site is related to fire intensity. Convective transport of ash varies from 1% in low intensity fires to 11% in high intensity fires (Neary et al. 1999). High intensity fires can also change the physical characteristics of the soil making it more susceptible to nutrient loss through erosion (McColl an Grigal 1977). The impact of fire on site productivity is also related to intensity. While high intensity fires tend to decrease site productivity, low intensity fires can increase site productivity (Carter and Foster 2003). In one study of low intensity prescribed fire, nearly all the fire effects were limited to the forest floor and that the effects were weak. When compared to an unburned stand, nutrient pools in frequently burned stands were unaffected (P, Mg, K, S), increased slightly (Ca), or decreased (N, S). Though the N pool decreased in the top soil layer, they observed that site productivity was unaffected, possibly from increased mineralization rates in lower soil horizons. In an analysis of fire effects on N, it was found that the N pool in fuels decreased, soil N pools were unaffected and ammonium and nitrate levels in the soil increased which increased N availability. Reports on the effects of fire on soil N pools have been controversial, both because of the importance of N as it affects site productivity and because of its complicated response. // End Quote. Wild horses are single-stomached post-gastric digestors, so they pass valuable nutrients and undigested seeds and fungal spores (good for native species flora and mushrooms in wilderness areas) onto the landscape via their droppings. This is part of their naturally evolved mutualism with the ecosystems where they flourished in North American for over 50-million years. Unlike cervids (deer, elk, etc.) wild horses are resistant to chronic wasting disease (CWD) that is fatal in cervids. Wild horses fire grazing in remote wilderness keep carbon compounds sequestered in soils, which should be a really big deal for those folks concerned about Climate Change resulting from greenhouse gases. More information at HEALTHY FORESTShttps://healthyforests.org/2019/05/william-simpson-a-most-intriguing-coincidence/ 8:35 Gerrin Beck with Boatnik joins Bill live in the KCMD studio in Grants Pass.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with EPAutos.com joins Bill this morning. Today we’ll talk with Eric on transportation issues and so much more. Read his latest article below: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/05/21/replacement-revenue-and-so-much-more/ What happens when your government-programmed self-driving car won’t let you speed…what about the missing revenue? Be sure to check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at EPAutos.com. 7:35. MPD Lt. Graham drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:10 First Amendment Attorney Wen Fa from the Pacific Legal Foundation With so much debate over free speech, censorship and what should be allowed under the 1st Amendment, we’re discussing some timely issues and Wen’s blog highlights detailing the good free speech has brought to this country and the dangers of censorship. Wen’s  blog can be read at: https://pacificlegal.org/protecting-free-speech-is-more-important-than-protecting-people-from-being-offended/

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6:35 Inez Stepman  Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill. Has Bernie Sanders alienated his own voters by attacking charter schools? http://iwf.org/blog/2809483/Bernie-Sanders-Attacks-Charter-Schools-and-Alienates-His-Own-Voters- 7:10 Joseph P. Duggan, head of the C-Suite Strategic Counsel, and an international business and public affairs consultant talks with Bill. A new Broadside pamphlet, Khashoggi, Dynasties, and Double Standards by Saudi Arabia expert, Joseph P. Duggan reveals how, as 2018 ended, an orchestrated propaganda campaign paralyzed U.S. foreign policy. The trigger was the killing in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, a member of Saudi Arabia’s wealthy and politically powerful oligarchy. Mainstream media and misguided, melodramatic politicians hoodwinked millions by portraying Khashoggi as a martyr for press freedom and democracy. The real Khashoggi was nothing of the sort. JOSEPH P. DUGGAN is the head of C-Suite Strategic Counsel, an international business and public affairs consultancy. He served on the editorial board of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in the Reagan State Department on the staffs of Ambassadors Jeane Kirkpatrick and Edward Rowny, and as a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. From 2009 to 2015 he worked in Saudi Arabia as speechwriter for the CEO of Aramco. See more from Joseph, and check out his books at: EncounterBooks.com  8:10 Dafna Tachover, attorney and wireless injury expert in studio. Website is www.WeAreTheEvidence.org  and will be presenting concerns about 5G wireless technology’s rollout to the Ashland City Council this evening.

Bill’s Guests: Monday, May 20, 2019

6:35 Gregory Wrightstone, author of “Inconvenient Facts”  Greg tells us he has just exposed the big lie of one million extinctions from last week’s UN report. This absolutely destroys their false claims. Read below: https://inconvenientfacts.xyz/blog/f/mass-extinction-lie-exposed-life-is-thriving This new extinction study is just the latest example of misuse and abuse of the scientific process designed to sow fear of an impending climate apocalypse. The fear and alarm over purported man-made catastrophe are needed to frighten the population into gladly accepting harmful and economically crippling proposals such as the Green New Deal. Find the Inconvenient Facts app on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and check out more from Gregory at his website: InconvenientFacts.xyz 7:10 Outdoor report with Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com. 7:35 Michael Cross with Flush Down Kate Brown joins the show. Right now a recall effort is in the works to get Governor Kate Brown removed from office. https://flushdownkatebrown.com/ 8:10  Dennis Powers with “What Made Southern Oregon Great”

Eagle Point

By Dennis Powers

As settlers made their way towards the Willamette Valley over the Applegate Trail, numbers stopped in Southern Oregon and decided to start their new lives here. With the Jacksonville gold rush as a magnet, pioneers settled in the Eagle Point area in the 1850s to sell their produce to the miners. The Englishman James J. Fryer acquired his property on Little Butte Creek in 1852; he established a general store and planted a fruit orchard. Considered to be the “Father of Eagle Point,” Fryer caused the settlement to grow around his operations. The area became another center for agricultural production and supplied foodalong with Sams Valley to one side and the Medford-Talent area further southto the valley. In 1872, the Snowy Butte Mill (now named the Butte Creek Mill) was constructed along the banks of Little Butte Creek. It drew farmers from around the region, as wagons lined the dirt road to the mill to have their grain ground into flour. Constructed of local pine trees, the four-story, 5,500-square-foot structure had two, four-foot diameter, 1,400-pound millstones that ground the grain; quarried just outside of Paris, the huge stones were shipped around Cape Horn and brought by wagon train from Crescent City to the Rogue Valley. Water was diverted from the creek into the mill’s basement where the water’s weight turned a turbine that powered the equipment. As the fertile land drew farmers and ranchers, eagles soared overhead and nested high up on a bluff that overlooked the town. In 1877, John Mathews named the town Eagle Point, after the butte with its eagles. The advent of the railroad along the Rogue River limited Eagle Point, as the line passed through Gold Hill, Central Point, and Medford, on its way to Ashland. Farmers had to bring their products to these stations for shipment. Accordingly, the town didn’t have a commercial center until the early 1900s, when the Pacific and Eastern Railroad arrived in the early 1900s. The city then became incorporated in 1911 and the home to three hotels to go along with its livery stable, blacksmith shop, a few saloons, and rowdy dance halls. Dependent on the fortunes of the timber industry, the town ebbed and flowed with this industry, as the railroad spur served the Medford mills. Although the construction and operation of Camp White during World War II at what’s now White City was an economic shot-in-the-arm, afterwards this stimulus ended when the camp was torn down. The large available blocks of land brought about a rebirth, however, as seen in the 18-hole championship golf coursedesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr.that came into being in 1995 with housing developments clustered about. Eagle Point today is a retirees’ destination and a commuter center to jobs in the area, whether it is the local Walmart or in Medford. The Butte Creek Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places as the last water-powered grist mill commercially operating this side of the Mississippi. After a fire on Christmas morning in 2015, however, burned the beloved landmark to the ground, the Butte Creek Mill Foundation was formed and became the owner of Butte Creek Mill. The Foundation is currently engaged in substantial fundraising and the reconstruction of the Mill in a historically accurate manner. Seen from Highway 62 and two miles north of Eagle Point, the “Old Wood House” is certainly a draw. Owing to the efforts of Skip Geer, this 1870’s homestead has been preserved in exhibiting what life was like then. Due to its old, weathered condition and Mt. McLoughlin’s background, the Wood House is the most photographed and artist-painted rendering in the Pacific Northwest. Although orchards and forest lands decades ago stretched as far as one could see, life now is easier and more comfortable. Seeing what life used to be, however, brings about a feeling of thanks to our forefathers. Sources: Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present,” Ashland, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2017, Pp. 394-395; “City of Eagle Point: History of Eagle Point,” at Eagle Point History; Old Wood House Website at Old Wood House; Butte Creek Mill website at Butte Creek Mill.

5-13 to 5-17-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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Here are Podcast Interviews of all the School Board Candidates I’ve interviewed for Tuesday’s election. Take a listen, and hear what they have to say before you vote! Jeff Dodge – Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 1 Dianne Mihocko – Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 1 Kimberly D Larsen, Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 1 Julian Cordle, Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 4 Nita Lundberg, Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 4 Kevin Husted, Medford School District #549C Director, Position 4 Tod Hunt, Medford School District #549C Director, Position 5 Jim Horner, Medford School District #549C Director, Position 6 Curt Ankerberg, Medford School District #549C Director, Position 7 Judy Ahrens, Three Rivers School District Director, Zone 2 PROPAGANDA WATCH (opinion from Bill) It’s important to think critically and spot the propaganda. Classic example is U.S. News and World Report giving a sloppy wet kiss to Washington State, ranking it the NUMBER ONE state due mostly to all that green renewable power. So I went to the Energy Information Administration and looked up the power mix on the grid there, and broke it down to how much power per day each source provides. Here are the rankings: #1) Hydroelectric, mostly the old Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. 63% of all the power, Runs the grid 15 hours and 12 minutes per day. (Built 80+ years ago)
#2) Natural Gas, 13% of the power, Runs the grid 3 hours and 8 minutes per day. #3 Nuclear, 9%, 2 hours and 10 minutes per day on the grid. #4 Non-hydroelectric renewables. (windmills/solar) 7.3%, 1 hr 45 minutes per day on the grid. #5 Coal electric power, 7.2%, 1hr 40 minutes per day on the grid. So the progressives pat themselves on the back for all that taxpayer-subsidized politically popular windmill and solar power, but the old Grand Coulee hydro, Natural Gas, and nukes are what REALLY run the state. Oh, and most of those Gang Greens want ALL the dams out, and likely would never have approved the Coulee, or any other dam project.

Bill’s Guests: Friday May 17, 2019

6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government – Swamp Update for the week. See more good stuff over at: DailyTorch.com. 7:10 Greg Roberts. Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com will talk about the weather, and what you can do in the outdoors this weekend. 7:20 Tom DeWeese from the American Policy Center – AmericanPolicy.org talks with Bill. DeWeese writes another Republican has fallen into the Democrats’ Green New Deal trap.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said: “We owe it to the country to have an alternative to the Green New Deal.” He said he was frustrated because large parts of the Republican Party still resist the idea of climate change legislation. Sen. Graham and other faltering Republicans seem to not understand that any attempt to provide “an alternative to the Green New Deal” means an automatic endorsement of the radical and wrong-headed leftist environmental movement. To preserve freedom this dangerous attack on real science, our culture, system of government, freedom of choice, and reason must be stopped!! 8:10  David Horowitz, bestselling author of DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America joins Bill this morning. There’s an assault going on on Christians, not only around the world, but right here in the U.S.A. We’ll talk with David about who is leading this assault, and what can be done about it. Why Obama was the most Anti-Christian president: https://www.newsmax.com/davidhorowitz/obama-christianity-isis/2019/05/02/id/914266/ More on David: www.frontpagemag.com/author/david-horowitz Information on his latest book – https://www.amazon.com/DARK-AGENDA-Destroy-Christian-America/dp/163006114X/

Bill’s Guests: Thursday May 16, 2019

6:35 Myron MagnetCity Journal editor-at-large and author of CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION talks with Bill. Magnet writes that when Clarence Thomas joined the Supreme Court in 1991, he found with dismay that it was interpreting a very different Constitution from the one the Framers had written—the one that had established a federal government manned by the people’s own elected representatives, charged with protecting citizens’ inborn rights while leaving them free to work out their individual happiness themselves, in their families, communities, and states.  How did we lose the republic of the Framers’ imagination and how can we restore their magnificent self-governing nation of liberty? In CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION, renowned author and City Journal editor-at-large Myron Magnet contends that Clarence Thomas’s radical originalist jurisprudence presents a path forward for recovering our nation’s “Lost Constitution” and restoring America as a free, self-governing nation made up of independent-minded, self-reliant citizens. 7:10 Eric Peters, Automotive Journalist and Libertarian car guy chats with Bill. Today we’re kicking around a number of topics including our Senator Jeff Merkley introducing a bill mandating manufacturing of only electric cars after a number of years. Oh, speaking of which, the latest transfer of money from real car companies to Tesla is here: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/05/14/a-peck-on-the-neck/ Don’t forget to head over to EPAutos.com to check out Eric’s reveiws of the latest and hottest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes. 7:35 Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD is a board-certified anesthesiologist, and  President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She graduated from Stanford and earned her MD at UCSF Medical School.  Dr. Singleton completed 2 years of Surgery residency at UCSF, then her Anesthesia residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. While still working in the operating room, she attended UC Berkeley Law School, focusing on constitutional law and administrative law.  She interned at the National Health Law Project and practiced insurance and health law. She teaches classes in the recognition of elder abuse and constitutional law for non-lawyers. She lives in Oakland, Ca. Today we’re discussing whether medical racism is the cause of different outcomes for patients. Here’s her latest article on the topic. Playing Political Games Does Not Improve Patient Care by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD Now that it is the political season where divisiveness rules the day, the bevy of President wannabes’ interest in maternal health is suspect. After all, none of them have joined the many maternal health advocates who praised the President for signing into law the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act which gives grants to the states to help identify the causes of maternal mortality. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black and American Indian/Alaska Native women are about 3 times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause as white women. These politicians are neither epidemiologists nor medical personnel yet they have diagnosed differences in maternal outcomes of black women as a product of racism. Their racial pandering serves to foment disharmony rather than initiate an honest examination of the problem. Of course, those vying for political real estate will not preface their theories with some medical facts: uterine leiomyomas (fibroids), a cause of post-partum hemorrhage, are present in three times as many black women as white women. Or that the higher rates of high blood pressure in black Americans may be due to a gene that makes them more salt sensitive. Perhaps this contributes to the 50 percent higher incidence of hypertension of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia/eclampsia) in black women than in any other racial or ethnic group. White and Hispanic women have substantially the same rate of the disease and Asian and Pacific Island women have the lowest rate of any ethnic group. As a noted black female obstetrician patient safety and risk management expert called the cause of pre-eclampsia a “mystery” and noted, “older schools of thought attempted to use socioeconomic status as a reason to explain the problem, but it doesn’t hold up under statistical analysis.” Do these politicians who label medical personnel as racists also tell you that 11 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists are black women (same as the general black population) and they were more likely than white or Asian ob-gyns to practice in federally funded underserved areas and areas with high poverty levels? Are these physicians racists? Health problems are multifactorial and must be rigorously researched. While bias and social factors cannot be ignored, painting medical care personnel as racists will not advance the conversation. Nor will depriving medical personnel of their religious rights eliminate discrimination in the delivery of medical care. Right of conscience laws have been on the books since the 1970s but the rules had been weakened and medical personnel began reporting workplace retaliation and harassment for their beliefs. Thus, the recently finalized Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care rule ensures that medical personnel have the right to abstain from delivering certain medical services on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. The ink was barely dry on the final rule when San Francisco filed a lawsuit claiming it was “discriminatory.” The lawsuit alleges that the rule “prioritizes providers’ religious beliefs over the health and lives of women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people, and other medically and socially vulnerable populations.” First, as far as vulnerable populations, it appears black women have no trouble finding abortion providers: 49 percent of abortions are performed on white women and 40 percent on black women despite the fact that black women of childbearing age make up 14 percent of the population. Second, the lawsuit assumes that many physicians will wantonly begin to discriminate against LGBT patients. No one in the emergency room is asking the sexual history of a hemorrhaging patient. Physicians who abide by the Oath of Hippocrates pledge to do no harm to their patients. Many physicians in their medical judgment do not believe that, for example, assisted suicide, sex-change surgery, and hormone blockers are harmless. Additionally, some surgeons simply have no desire to perform certain procedures just as breast cancer surgeons have no interest in bowel surgery. The lawsuit contends that it is “the fundamental obligation of the medical profession and the right of patients to receive quality patient care.” The best care will come from physicians familiar and comfortable with the treatments sought. Certainly, in San Francisco with a major medical school and several large health systems, competent physicians who are well-versed in transgender surgery, sterilization, pregnancy termination, and euthanasia are available. The lawsuit is a political stunt. No doubt some patients have experienced professionally unacceptable treatment. Fortunately, the universe filled with ethical professionals that this U.C. San Francisco-trained black female physician inhabits is more common than not. I have taken care of thousands of patients in public and private hospitals across the country. I’ve worked with hundreds of medical personnel, some of whom were not particularly warm and fuzzy with any of their patients. I cannot tell you what was in their hearts, but they always behaved professionally and competently. 8:35 Nick Hall is in studio, and here to promote the Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow, honoring all veterans happening at the former VA Dom in White City. It’s happening Saturday and Sunday June 1-2, Nick is an important Elder and figure in the Native America Community in the Rogue Valley, and is a veteran. More information is on their facebook page at Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow https://www.facebook.com/RogueValleyVeteransPowwow/

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

6:40: Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) calls the show. New RESEARCH FROM APTA SHOWS oregon’s Infrastructure IS IN urgent need of investment
  1. New research from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) identifies more than $232 billion in critical public transportation projects in urgent need of investment.
  2. A new report shows that OR Infrastructure has many needs across the state and proposes where funds could help improve local transit.
  3. Allocation of part of the proposed $2 trillion in funding to these types of projects, which would reap a 4-to-1 return of $928 billion in economic activity over the next 20 years.
  4. Early investment in innovative technologies and service models to improve and maintain public transportation as we look to the future of mobility.
Check out more at: APTA.com 7:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum calls the show. They’re back, and what happened with the negotiations to end the quorum denial, what’s next. 7:35 Lt. Mike Budreau from Medford Police with the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:35 Dr. Jay Lehr – International Climate Science Coalition talks with Bill to close out the show. ICSC Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Jay Lehr (formerly, the Science Director of The Heartland Institute) in the writing of our article published on Thursday, “Conservatives Must Stand Up to Climate Change Bullying,” at the following link: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/conservatives-must-stand-up-to-climate-change-bullying/ (PJ Media gets 11,000,000 readers a month.) Noting that there are already 1,050 comments after our article, I think we have hit a nerve and suspect your listeners will find this an interesting topic as well.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

6:35 Dr. Michael Busler, a public policy analyst, economics expert and a professor of finance at Stockton University in New Jersey talks with Bill. He is a featured columnist at Newsmax, The Hill, and Townhall.com. Stock Market tanks recently due to tariff and trade pressures, and we’ll discuss it. Check out more at Dr. Busler’s website: muckrack.com/michael-busler Facebook:  www.facebook.com/michael.busler Follow Dr. Busler on Twitter:  @mbusler 8:10 Retired Phoenix/Talent Superintendent Joe Diamond talks with Bill. Our topic: Why is the education system so resistant to reform, what could be done about it? 8:45 Gary Buck President of the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum chats with Bill today.

Bill’s Guests: Monday, May 13, 2019

6:35: Melissa Henson, Program Director for the Parents Television Council, a watchdog group that monitors content on all forms of entertainment media, talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be returning to the discussion about “13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix Original Series that depicts the memories of a 13-year-old girl that commits suicide after being raped and bullied. The show portrays the 13 reasons why she killed herself. PTV claims that the show glamorizes teen suicide. PTV is asking Netflix to cease distribution of the show after a study on a recent increase in child suicide was released. Read the article for yourself: Will Netflix Take Suicides Seriously? And read more over at: ParentsTV.org 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian joins Bill in studio for the latest edition of What Made Southern Oregon Great!! You can see more from Dr. Powers at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com Shady Cove Dating back to the mid-1800s, passersby described the shady covefrom which the town derived its name–as a shelter where weary travelers could rest from the hot sun. This river bend is located 300 yards upstream from the present Highway 62 bridge in town, and the name then was descriptive, not an official name. It isn’t known precisely when folks started referring to the bend as the “cove” or “shady cove.” The place was also where people stayed while waiting for the ferry at a nearby river crossing. Before bridges were built, folks crossed the Rogue this way, whether it was to commute between the gold camps at Jacksonville and John Day in Eastern Oregon, or to travel between Trail and Eagle Point. In the early 1900s, two developers built a home and vacation cabins at the cove, and they were the first to officially use the name in their recorded map. Area residents came to spend their summertime while enjoying the river away from the summer’s heat. Over time, however, the cabins were abandoned, pathways washed away, and vegetation took over the beach. As with most Rogue Valley communities, the economy depended on the timber industry. With it being on a main access to Crater Lake–which is 60 miles away–tourists naturally passed by or stayed at the town. As timbering moneys diminished, it became more of a tourist and retiree destination. The town grew as newcomers replaced the loggers and suppliers to the industry. In 1964, however, the disastrous Rogue River flood nearly destroyed it. After five days of heavy rains and snowmelt, the swollen river rose over its banks on the night of December 22nd. The raging waters hit Shady Cove almost the hardest. The flood and mudslides destroyed numerous homes, stately pine trees, the original bridge crossing, the saw mill adjacent to the bridge, and other structures, as tons of heavy mill-logs and rooftops surged past to crush downstream houses. The town was totally dark as power was out, but everyone could hear the river’s roar and debris crashing. The town rebuilt, but this took time. Shady Cove incorporated in 1972, taking the name for the cove that was a natural shelter for those passing through. Led by Faye Thompson, the city embarked on a beautification project to make the town “shady with trees.” The U.S. Forest Service donated Evergreen seedlings that were planted throughout in returning the place to its pre-1964 flood days. Owing to this, people now see near-fifty-year-old Pine trees that stand tall. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1977 completed construction of the William Jess Dam and Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir nine miles north of Shady Cove with the Rogue River continuing downstream. The U.S. Army Corps also built the Cole M. River Fish Hatchery, one of the largest in the Western states just downstream of the dam. With the recreational draws of the lake and adjacent parks, the town had another attraction for residents and newcomers alike. With RV parks, close-by camping facilities, motels, and different parks, Shady Cove has found its niche as a tourist destination. With the magnificent Rogue River running through the city limits, it has found its place. Sources: Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present,” Ashland, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2017; Mail Tribune, “Where is the ‘shady cove’ in Shady Cove?,” April 22, 2007, at Shady Cove Name and History. 8:45: Michael Zarosinski, Medford City Council Member from Ward 4, joins Bill in studio.

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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. The mileage tax/attack on driver privacy is being pushed by the feds, including Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio. READ: The Commuter (and Privacy and Other Things) Tax Don’t forget to check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com 7:10 Stefan Aarnio an award-winning real estate investor, award-winning serial entrepreneur, motivational coach, educator and author of multiple books including his latest, “Hard Times Create Strong Men.” He talks with Bill today. Are men becoming obselete? We’ll talk about it with Stephen. Having built his fortune through purchasing real estate at 40-60 cents on the dollar, Stefan became an avid student of negotiation at a young age testing and learning the principles in this book first hand in the real world. On a day-to-day basis, Stefan is the CEO of two multi-million-dollar companies and travels the world educating business people and entrepreneurs to bring forward the next generation of success. Get your copy of Stephan’s book right here! 8:10 Kevin Starrett of Oregon Firearms Federation, talks with Bill. The legislature is effectively shut down on the senate side, with the GOP having walked out.  How does this affect the fight to protect firearms rights? READ: Senator Knopp Sells Out Don’t forget to check out more great content on protecting your 2nd Amendment Rights, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, all over at: OregonFirearms.org

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6:35 Gerard Scimeca VP of CASE aka Consumer Action for a Strong Economy talks with Bill. Today, we’ll talk with Gerard about his latest piece on government credit/loan regulation: Another Voice: California consumers will pay dearly for loan regulation bill For many Americans, small-dollar loans (aka payday loans) are the only good option for accessing short-term credit. These consumers, who often do not have an established credit history, do not qualify for lower-interest loans that require more loan history documentation and credit development. Well, big government is once again trying to eliminate access to credit that many low-income consumers rely on with new legislation proposed by Sen. Dick Durbin at the national level. If passed, these consumers would have to rely on credit cards (which they may or may not even qualify for) and overdraft protection for their financial services needs. In his latest piece, Gerard Scimeca (VP of Consumer Action for a Strong Economy) says that people who rely on small-dollar loans will be hurt most by new legislation capping interest rates. If companies cannot price their products at a rate that coincides with the risk they are taking by making loans to high-risk individuals, they may not be able to offer this product in the future, ultimately eliminating their access to credit. You can learn more over at: CaseforConsumers.org 7:10 Garth and Rosemary Harrington join Bill in studio. Garth and Rose are here to talk about their Experience at the Citizens Academy. 7:35 Sgt. Julie Denny from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:10 Dianne Mihocko talks with Bill in studio. Dianne is here to pitch her candidacy for Eagle Point School District #9 Director Position #1. Learn more about Dianne and her run for the school board on her Facebook page.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

6:20: Carrie Lukas President of the Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill. So, do girls and women deserve single-sex sports? We’ll talk with Carrie about a piece that she wrote over at National Review on this very subject.

Girls and Women Deserve Single-Sex Sports

Is the existence of single-sex teams just another manifestation of our culture’s propensity to put girls in pink tutus while handing boys trucks? No. These distinctions are made, not to discriminate against girls and keep girls out of athletics, but to encourage and facilitate their participation in it. There are separate girls’ and boys’ teams to help girls, to make sure they are competitive, and to prevent boys from dominating athletic competitions. Women simply don’t have the same physical capacities. Recognizing this isn’t rejecting women’s equality. It’s accepting reality, which we have to do if we are to protect women’s interests and ensure that they can fairly and fully participate in athletics. Read Carrie’s opinion piece on National Review And, you can read more great stuff over at: IWF.org 6:35: State Senator Dennis Linthicum calls in. The Republicans have had enough, and have walked out of the Legislature. What will be on the horizon? We’ll discuss it. 7:10: William G. Hyland Jr. historian and author of George Mason – The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights, talks with Bill. Individual freedoms are under attack although they are clearly protected in the Bill of Rights. How do we defend and correctly interpret them? By understanding the man who gave them to us—George Mason. Mason is America’s most unappreciated and underestimated Founding Father. He was the theorist of the American Revolution who penned the Virginia Declaration of Rights—on which Jefferson based the Declaration of Independence. He was the chief architect of our Bill of Rights. Mason knew people had God-given freedoms and he was determined to forge a constitution that acknowledged and upheld them. Mason’s reputation has been obscured and neglected in history. Less careful men, who rushed the original Constitutuion through the Philadelphia Convention without any guarantee of the rights of the people, excoriated him because he insisted that those rights needed to be spelled out for our protection. Today, Mason is unjustly known more for refusing to sign the Constitution than for working to add the first crucial ten amendments to it—and writing the language on which they are based. Now, William Hyland digs into the fascinating history of the revolution and the founding to reclaim Mason for modern Americans, at a time when the rights Mason secured at the beginning of the republic are under threat. Get your copy of William’s book right here. 7:35: James Horner is in studio, and is running for re-election to the Medford 549C school board. 8:20: Bailey Corcoran, Agriculture Science & Technology Teacher Crater High School – School of Business, Innovation, and Science They are doing their annual high school class plant sale, and we’ll discuss what the kids are doing, how this project is done and what the money raised is going towards.

Crater FFA & Horticulture Plant Sale

WHEN: Thursday, May 9th – Saturday, May 11th: 9am to 5pm WHERE: Crater High School Greenhouses, 655 N. 3rd St, Central Point 8:35: Brent Homan from Advanced Air drop by the studio for today’s Whose Business is it Anyway segment. The temperature is rising, but, according to experts, we still have a bit of rain and cold weather on the way. You don’t want to be cold, or super-hot right? Well, tune in and listen to their latest deals over at Advanced Air! Advanced Air 695 E. Vilas Road, Central Point PHONE: 541-772-6866 ONLINE: AdvancedAir.com

Bill’s Guests: Monday, May 6, 2019

6:35 Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform talks with Bill. There’s been a lot of chatter in DC this week about a grand plan for improving the nation’s infrastructure and how to pay for it. But Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist warns that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi may be setting a tax trap for the president. Check out Grover’s piece in the Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/grover-norquist-how-trump-can-get-new-infrastructure-without-a-gas-tax-hike And, you can check out more great content over at: ATR.org 7:10 Greg Roberts calls us from RogueWeather.com with today’s Outdoor Report. 7:35 Julian Cordle in studio, candidate for Eagle Point School Board joins Bill in studio. Find out more at his website: JulianForDistrict9.com 8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “What Made Southern Oregon Great” segment. DennisPowersBooks.com

 Thomas Chavner: the Founder of an Entire Town

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1814 in Ireland, Thomas Chavner came to the United States when he was six-years-old. He was a cabin boy on riverboats, a trapper with Kit Carson, a Comanche interpreter, and fought in the Mexican War (1846-1847). Chavner arrived in the Rogue Valley in 1856. He next bought land near Dardanelles, directly across the Rogue River from where Gold Hill is now. Buying another 160 acres for $750, he built a farm near what would become Gold Hill on the other side of the river. Two of his ranch hands were looking for stray horses four years later in the hills above Chavner’s property to the south of the Rogue River. Sitting down on a large rock, one of the men looked around and stared at a “dull, yellowish something” that was embedded in the boulder. He brought a piece of the brilliant white rock to his boss, Thomas Chavner, who immediately recognized this as being houndstooth quartz and heavily laced with gold. Five menbeing Chavner, the two “finders”, and the property ownersimmediately filed mining claims. By the following night, however, 150 men had staked claims around the mountain top, as one of the owners had a “strong liking” for liquor and blurted out the news. Known as the Gold Hill Pocket that stood above the town-to-be, this rich discovery was one of the better ones. The pocket was above ground, heavy with gold, and pieces were so knit together with gold threads, a sledgehammer’s blow couldn’t separate them. Although the find played out in eight months, some $700,000 (or nearly $40 million in today’s dollars) of fine “jewelry like” gold was taken out. Chavner had bought out his other partners before then, and he was a wealthy man. As miners flooded the area and region searching for gold, Chavner used his proceeds to acquire more real estateand more real estate. When farmers and ranchers asked him for loans, he would grant them, naturally expecting repayment. When they didn’t or couldn’t pay him back, Thomas Chavner foreclosed. By this and outright acquisitions, he had accumulated 2,000-plus acres by 1880 that stretched three miles up the valley along the Rogue River to Central Point. He also owned ranches, orchards, farms, and assorted businesses from hotels and bars to toll bridges and blacksmith shops. When the Oregon & California Railroad was approaching the area, Thomas Chavner was ready. In late 1883, he sold 17 acres to the railroad for its Gold Hill depot, right-of-way, freight office, and stockyard. On January 7, 1884, he and his wife, Rosa, recorded a plat map encompassing 80 acres that surrounded the railroad’s center; he donated the intended streets and alleys to the public and sold the individual lots to the people. When he died in 1888, the 74-year-old Chavner had four adult children to continue the family’s businesses. Gold Hill was incorporated in 1895, and the town at its core is basically as he had recorded. Thomas Chavner was the man who had created an entire town. Sources: Dennis M. Powers, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: City of Gold Hill,” at Gold Hill; Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present” (Hellgate Press: Ashland, OR, 2017). Pp. 396-398. 8:45: Ben McReynolds of Knox Classical Academy stop by the studio for today’s Whose Business Is It Anyway? segment. Knox Classical Academy Located in Medford, next to KOBI 5. PHONE: 541-200-2294 ONLINE: KnoxClassicalAcademy.com

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, May 3, 2019

6:35 Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Governmentwww.DailyTorch.com and it’s another “D.C. Swamp Update Report” from Rick! 7:10 Greg Roberts calls us from RogueWeather.com with today’s Outdoor Report 7:35 Jennifer Margulis, Mary Alionis and Shawna Marie Pratt are in studio – They’re opposed to the vaccine exemption removal bill HB3063, and wish to make their case. 8:10 Nita Lundberg is in studio, candidate for Eagle Point School District #9 Director, Position 4. 8:45 Kyle Crawford  with Darex joins Bill in studio. Today we spotlight the Darex Corporation in Ashland, manufacturer of the Worksharp knife and tool sharpener, and the Drill Doctor! Darex Corporation 210 Hersey St. Ashland PHONE: (800) 547-0222 ONLINE: Darex.com
New Efficient highway 62 bypass. Not so efficient… So, how was the first official open day of the Rogue Valley Expressway? Here’s an email from listener Ryan and a couple of pics of what he experienced on the expressway. “Bill, At 4:30 in the afternoon the traffic was backed up from White City all the way through the new bypass intersection for another almost mile South and it took 12 minutes for me to go 2 miles.  The traffic coming off of the new bypass could not all get off due to the traffic already stacked up on highway 62. We thought traffic was bad before? This is something else. I would sure like to know whose bright idea it was to build a bypass that stops in the middle of another highway?  This is one of those cases that the bike lane was moving faster than the traffic. Lol Ryan”

FIGHT TO TAKE YOUR POWER BACK!!!

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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, May 2, 2019

6:35 Greg Roberts Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com calls in. follow up on the Tuesday Dave Larson from ODF conversation on smoke issue. 7:10 Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill this morning. Is another auto crash coming – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/05/01/the-glut-cometh/ And more on Elon Musk at Tesla – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/04/30/grokking-the-con/ See more great content, including Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com. 7:35: State Representative Kim Wallan calls the show to give an update from the Halls of the State Legislature. There’s some BIG THINGS going on in Salem that could affect us here at home. Kim will tell us what the deal is. 8:10 Robert K. Wilcox – Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Editor and author of  Target: Patton, The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton, Target JFK, and many others. http://www.robertkwilcox.com/ Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton unearths and explores new and damning evidence about a multi-faceted assassination plot to kill one of America’s greatest generals, George Patton. In Target Patton noted journalist Robert K. Wilcox reveals gripping revelations about one of America’s greatest tragedies. Target Patton details Patton’s unstoppable march through Europe and chronicles the hatred and jealousy that it inspired in American, British, and Russian military leaders. Wilcox explores first-hand accounts of the scheming against Patton within General William “Wild Bill” Donovan’s OSS.  He also chronicles the seemingly minor car accident that seriously injured only Patton—and all of the odd inconsistencies in the few accident reports that survived a government purge. Wilcox is not afraid to expose long hidden documents and accounts that could have cost lives if they had been exposed earlier. He is free to reveal the little known stories and secrets of the key players in the mysterious plot to kill Patton, including: Patton’s life was threatened earlier in several other odd incidents—he was even warned that his death was being plotted No one else was severely injured in the minor accident that paralyzed Patton A Cadillac expert says the historic car that the Patton Museum advertises as the car Patton was riding in—is not really the 1938 Cadillac Patton was in that day At least 5 known reports about the accident have vanished from government archives Patton was making a remarkable recovery in a German hospital when he suddenly died Few people who read this book will ever think of General Patton—and his death—in the same way. And they’ll be hard pressed to deny that Patton’s outspoken criticism of his commanders and the Soviet Union may have cost him his life. Grab your copy of Target Patton right here. 8:45 Erin Maxson is in studio from Wildlife Images. Erin is coming in to talk about Wildlife Images’ annual Mother’s Day brunch. The Wildlife Images Mother’s Day Brunch WHEN: Sunday, May 12th. From 9:30AM – 1PM. WHERE: 11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass. Click here to learn more about this great event!

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform calls us live from the El Paso border with an update on the issues there. www.Fairus.org 7:35: The Crime Stoppers Case of The Week with MPD’s Lt. Graham. Would you like to know more? 8:10 Scott Bolton, Pacific Power’s senior Vice President for External Affairs and customer solutions calls the show today. PacifiCorp has released an updated economic study of its coal fleet that will inform how the company meets the long-term customer energy needs of its customers. The study was conducted as part of the company’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, which is still under development and anticipated to be completed in August. The IRP, which is updated every two years, identifies actions the company anticipates taking over the next 20 years to provide reliable and least-cost electricity to customers. The study reviewed coal units that are part of PacifiCorp’s broader resource mix to determine if customers would benefit from closing a unit or combination of units earlier than currently planned. Most of the company’s coal units will reach the end of their depreciable lives at different points over the next 20 years. While no resource decision will be made ahead of completion of the 2019 IRP, the study identified potential benefits for customers through early retirement of some coal units. “We continuously examine the costs and benefits of how the company generates electricity to ensure we are making the best decisions for customers,” said Rick Link, PacifiCorp vice president of resource planning and acquisitions. “The study reflects the ongoing changing economics for coal driven by market forces.” For purposes of the study, the company examined whether customers would benefit if units are retired as early as 2022 and replaced with other resources. The timing and sequencing of any actual coal unit closures will ultimately be determined by a range of factors that also include workforce and community transition considerations. The units the study identifies as being less economic to operate beyond 2022 than alternatives and are candidates for early retirement are:
  • Naughton Units 1 and 2 in Wyoming.
  • Jim Bridger Units 1 and 2 in Wyoming. PacifiCorp is a majority owner and the operator of these units.
Next steps. The company anticipates issuing a preferred portfolio for input from regulators and stakeholders before submitting a final plan to state regulators in August. The company will also work to ensure communities and employees that would be affected by the potential early plant closures are informed and involved in the process. “We understand the impact of these resource decisions on customers, employees and communities and are committed to ensuring these impacts are known and planned for,” said Link. The completed coal unit analysis can be seen through the following link http://www.pacificorp.com/es/irp.html

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

6:35: Jennifer Lawrence, National Spokeswoman and Communications Director of the hugely sucessful border wall GoFundMe campaign We Build The Wall. Soon, construction will begin on the southern U.S. border with Mexico by the private sector. Also, it seems that Pope Francis is funneling money from the Catholic Church into caravans headed for the U.S. Is this right on his part? We’ll discuss it with Jennifer. “Pope Francis is sending a half million dollars to help migrants in Mexico who are trying to reach the United States, according to a report Saturday from Vatican News. “Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants,” the report declares. The article notes that in recent months, “thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.” READ: www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/04/28/pope-francis-sends-money-to-support-migrant-caravans-trying-to-enter-u-s/ We Build The Wall, Inc. was created by Brian Kolfage to continue to raise private money from everyday Americans to help build a wall on the southern border. Misreports incorrectly stated that the money was being returned – that is not the case! Setting the Record Straight
  • To date, he has raised approximately US$22 million to privately fund the wall.
  • Once the GoFundMe transitioned to a 501c4, all donors were contacted and asked if they wanted their donation to be refunded or if they want it to count toward the new “WeBuildTheWall, Inc.”
  • The default setting was that if 90 days went by without confirmation, the donor would be automatically refunded so as to ensure their money was allocated with their consent.
When will construction begin? Our team has already begun the process of identifying zones along the Southern Border that are known to be high-traffic areas for illegal crossings and smuggling operations. We are presently working with US Customs and Border Patrol experts and other US Border Security Service professionals who are highly experienced in these matters. We are beginning extensive due diligence and the commencement of feasibility studies and will be engaging leading experts in a variety of fields necessary to construct our Border Wall. These professionals will continue to provide us with critical guidance on the legal, engineering, contracting, environmental, accounting, maintenance, and real estate issues required to build a Wall along the Southern Border. About WeBuildTheWall WeBuildTheWall Inc. evolved after Brian Kolfage launched a GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall on December 17, 2018. By December 31, 2018, the campaign raised over $18 Million. Following this instant success, Mr. Kolfage consulted with some of the country’s leading professionals in law, politics, national security, construction, and finance concerning the best and most direct method to succeed in his mission. This team spent countless hours over the holidays reviewing the many issues and hurdles to realizing the construction of a Southern Border Wall. Unanimously, they concluded that the federal government wouldn’t be able to timely accept the donations or directly apply the funds to the construction of a Wall, that We the People and the We Build the Wall Team can better utilize the donated funds to build sections of actual wall on the Southern Border, and the Team could complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding regulatory, engineering, and environmental requirements. READ: www.foxnews.com/politics/veteran-founder-of-trumps-border-wall-rekindles-controversial-campaign-insists-construction-will-begin-within-months BIO: Jennifer Lawrence – Communications Director, activist, campaign operative and journalist. As an activist, she’s traveled to nearly every corner of America building a national grassroots network. As a campaign consultant, she has advised Presidential candidates, House and Senate campaigns, and a variety of Political Action Committees and non-profits like the Latino National Republican Coalition of NY. She spent much of the 2016 Presidential Election covering the candidates as a full-time reporter for Breitbart News where her videos and articles were featured on the election’s most influential news site. She is a native of New York and a graduate of the same military high school as President Donald Trump, the New York Military Academy and is also the Executive Communications Director for NYMA Alumni Association. She studied and received a degree with honors in women’s studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and State University of New York, Purchase College. She was the London Center’s first intern and has continued her work with Generals, foreign diplomats, and other high-ranking officials seeking ways to contribute to complex National Security and Foreign Policy Issues through her media expertise. WEBSITE: webuildthewall.us 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, a special Tuesday Outdoor Report. We’ll also be talking with Greg today about a couple of pictures from weather satellites that show that the burn scars from the Chetco Bar, Klondike, Natchez and Taylor Creek Fires can be seen from space. 7:35: Dave Larson, District Forester from the Oregon Department Of Forestry joins Bill in studio. So, just how are we looking for firefighting resources this summer fire season? We’ll talk it over with Dave. 8:10: Alan DeBoer, former State Senator calls into the show. We’ll be talking with the former Senator about the upcoming May 8th “Day of Action” in which several area teachers have said that they will walk out of class in protest of not enough federal dollars coming into the school system. What is his take on this? We’ll discuss it. 8:40: Steve Renard, from SR Building Plans joins Bill in studio for today’s local business interview. SR Building Plans Phone: 541-621-5735 Online: SRBuildingPlans.com 2640 E. Barnett Rd. Medford
Monday, April 29, 2019 The Bill Meyer Show will return tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 for more local talk on the latest headlines and issues impacting you. Wake up with The Bill Meyer Show right here on KMED and KCMD from 6 to 9AM. 

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Bill’s Guests: Thursday, April 25, 2019

6:35  Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the institute for Policy Innovation, IPI.org, and we’re discussing “Lessons for Democrats from the Social Security Trustees’ Report” and how the S.S. program is really doing. Dr. Matthews writes: “Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will propose increasing the Social Security benefit for current retirees. They’ll suggest paying for it by increasing the Social Security payroll tax and eliminating the current cap on income ($132,900) that’s affected by the tax. Those candidates need to take a long, hard look at the latest annual report from the Social Security trustees. There are lessons in that report, if only Democrats will learn them.
  • Lesson 1: A strong, private sector economy improves the Social Security trust funds.
  • Lesson 2: Social Security is still headed for bankruptcy.
  • Lesson 3: The financial challenges will only worsen.
Democrats will say they can solve the problem by raising taxes. But the trustees claim that increase would have to be 2.78 percent of payroll. And that’s just to keep the status quo. Democrats want to increase current benefits—by 2 percent in one proposal. And the population continues to age, which means that fewer workers will be available to support each retiree. Even as most private sector companies have transitioned their pension plans to 401(k) accounts to improve their financial stability and avoid long-term liabilities, Democrats want to move in the opposite direction. The best lesson Democrats could learn from the trustees’ report is that all the tweaking of Social Security’s taxes and benefits over 80 years have only made the financial challenges worse. Time to follow the private sector’s 401(k) approach and solve the problem for good. 7:10 Dr. Alex Hershaft is the President of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and a co-founder of both FARM and the U.S. movement for animal rights as a whole. As a young child held in captivity by the Nazis in Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto, Alex Hershaft witnessed first-hand dozens of brutal beatings, senseless shootings and people dropping dead of typhus and hunger in the streets. After years in hiding to avoid being shipped to the Nazi death camps, young Alex was finally smuggled out of the ghetto and survived the Holocaust…but most of his family did not. He learned years later that his father died following internment in a German slave labor camp. “My experience was very similar to ‘The Pianist’ (the book and Academy Award-winning film about a musician and fellow Holocaust survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto) except that I was younger, and couldn’t play the piano. But it was every bit as awful.” His life forever shaped by what he experienced as a child, Dr. Hershaft is now one of the godfathers of the worldwide animal rights movement, a co-founder of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and the website www.never-again.org. He sees huge parallels in the Holocaust and animal rights, although he says “animals don’t really have rights…just like we didn’t have rights during the Holocaust. For millions of animals, especially those raised in these huge, cruel industrial farms and slaughterhouses, every day for them is like being in a death camp.” READ: https://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/481188330/holocaust-remembrance-day-is-may-2nd-survivor-and-animal-rights-activist-dr-alex-hershaft-sees-troubling-parallels WEBSITE: farmusa.org 7:35 Jeff Dodge, candidate for Eagle Point School District #9 Position 1 comes into the studio. If you have any questions for Jeff and his positions and ideas for the School Board, you can give him a call at: 541-301-7696. Also, you can catch Jeff, live tonight at the Ashpole Community Center in Eagle Point, from 6 to 8 pm. 8:10 Rob Schlapfer joins Bill in studio. Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library Launches A Crash Course in Critical Thinking Why is it so hard to know what’s true today? How does social media and “fake” news distort our perception of the world? How does bias get in the way of clear thinking and decision-making? What can we do to think better? Join Marla Estes & Rob Schläpfer for “A Crash Course in Critical Thinking” at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library — 7 to 9pm Thursdays in May. RVML’s new location is 1757 Ashland Street in Ashland, Oregon. Topics include: How Minds Make Behavior; How Minds Play Tricks On Us; Triggering, Defenses, and Being Right; Motivated Reasoning; Confirmation Bias; Partisan Media and Mind Manipulation; Ideas vs Facts; Value-Added “Science”; and Emotional Reasoning. All are invited to a FREE introductory presentation Tuesday, April 30 @7pm. TUITION Four weekly classes: $45; individual class $15. STUDENTS Four weekly classes: $20; individual class $5. DATES May 2, 9, 16, 23. 8:35 Andrea Berryman Childreth is in studio, author of ON THE EDGE When a child faces a physical health crisis, friends and family rally around to provide support. But when a child is diagnosed with mental illness, their families often find themselves struggling alone. Having raised a mentally ill daughter, author Andrea Berryman Childreth has first-hand experience with the shame and stigma these families face, hiding behind a mask of normalcy while feeling completely helpless and out of control at home. ON THE EDGE provides a realistic and practical guide to parenting a child with mental illness. Real life stories combine with an overview of common diagnoses, advice on navigating your health insurance or school system, and help with setting expectations at home to give practical steps to bring order to the chaos and hope to the future. Andrea is the founder of Bipolar Lemonade, a website dedicated to educating, connecting and supporting people that struggle with youth mental illness. Learn more at www.bipolarlemonade.com. You can get your copy at the link below: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P83LVJ3/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today. Tesla is at it again. (Elon thinks its so great to be Tesla). Another day, another Tesla up in flames. Where are all of the saaaaaaaafety concerns? READ: Tesla Auto-Immolates – What About The Children? Hey. Don’t forget to head over to EPAutos.com, for more great articles, and you can check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes. 7:10: Greg Roberts, you know him as Mr. Outdoors and the Outdoor Report. He’s also the driving force behind RogueWeather.com. Greg joins us today to give us a look back into his firefighting experience, and his thoughts about possible USFS malfeasance in the 2016 Gap Fire in the Seiad Valley, near Horse Creek in Siskiyou County. This is connected to the conversation we had yesterday with Horse Creek residents Richard and Mary Ann Hartshorn, who lost everything after that fire. 7:35: Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department joins Bill in studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:10: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, “Steve The Marine,” joins Bill in studio for a chat. Should the Census include a citizenship question? Steve has penned an essay on the subject.

THE CENSUS AND CITIZENSHIP

 Dear Bill Meyer, Senator Golden, Colonel Dotterer, and Professor Bergman, There is a push on the right to have a census question on citizenship. Liberals complain that this an attack on illegal aliens; that sanctuary jurisdictions will be harmed.  The Liberals are right and normally I would support this, but……… Please read Article I section 2 paragraph 3.  It is clear the purpose of the census is to apportion representation in the House and direct taxes (whatever they are).  For these purposes, citizenship is irrelevant.  What is to be counted are warm bodies.  There is only one exception, Indians not taxed.  There is only one modification, slaves are 3/5 of a warm body. Let’s be careful.  If the census involves more that the Constitution requires it is dangerous.  The “censors” of the Roman Republic often abused their authority.  There terms were limited.  In the past there have been abuses of the census.  One long form census asked questions about gun ownership.  As we move towards socialized medicine, I can see questions like “Do you smoke?” or, “How tall are you and how much do you weigh?” Semper fi, Steve the Marine

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6:35: Grant Haber, Founder of American Innovations chats with Bill to kick off today’s guest list. We’ve all watched in horror at Sri Lanka. The increase of IED attacks on religious people and institutions has many wondering when will it happen on a large scale in America? Grant Haber is one of America’s foremost experts on Homemade Explosives and the resulting IED crisis, which is the leading cause of US Military Casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. Haber has spent his life in the field of Anti-Terrorism, creating innovations that help save lives and limbs, and also prevents traumatic brain injuries which fuel veteran suicides.  Haber created the first security checkpoint in the United States with explosives detection portals in 2000, the first test method for bomb resistant trash cans, policies to protect sensitive but unclassified information that can be used against us by terrorists, and much more.  Haber is the Founder of American Innovationswhich specializes in proactive Anti-Terrorism solutions to effectively combat terrorist’s weapon of choice; IEDs.  Haber’s innovations and  training classes are used by military,  non-EOD personnel, civilian bomb technicians, and Police worldwide. Read more from Grant Haber here. 7:10: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill. We’ll be talking with Dave about the apparent, roving group of vigilantes patrolling the U.S./Mexico border, and holding illegal migrants before handing them over to Border Patrol agents. Is this a good thing? We’ll discuss it. “The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) understands how frustrated Americans are with the chaos at the border, particularly citizens who live near it. That said, FAIR has always been and remains opposed to vigilante action along the border or in the interior of the country. Law enforcement is the responsibility of trained and constitutionally empowered law enforcement agencies like the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).” “No one should take the law into their own hands. Both the Border Patrol and ICE have stated publicly that they appreciate tips and information from the public, which can be a valuable force multiplier for reporting illegal entries or suspicious actions. However, taking action must be left in the hands of law enforcement professionals.” “FAIR continues to call for immediate congressional action to address our nation’s border crisis that will provide our immigration enforcement agencies with the ability to do their jobs effectively, and to protect the safety of our citizens and the security of the nation.” Learn more over at FairUS.org. 7:35: Wayne Standilford, a resident filing an ethics complaint against Governor Kate Brown and other politicians talks with Bill.

ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOVERNOR BROWN

AND OTHERS IN VIOLATION OF the OREGON CONSTITUTION

Article ll Section 22 of the Oregon Constitution states that any candidate who accepts over 10% of their total campaign contributions from out of district or out of state shall forfeit their office. Evidence provided by the Secretary of State clearly shows that Governor Brown has accepted at least 5 million dollars over that amount stipulated by law. This law was passed by ballot initiative in 1994 by the people of Oregon as measure 6 and was subsequently entered into the Oregon Constitution as Article ll Section 22, where it resides as certified by the Secretary of State in November of 2018. In a study conducted on other elected officials it was also readily apparent that they too have accepted contributions over the 10% limit and thus have violated their oath of office to support the Oregon Constitution. Several citizens of Oregon are now challenging why the state of Oregon has ignored and not enforced this law that is the will of the people. Complaints have been filed with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and it is incumbent upon that commission to investigate why this law has been ignored and to allow a hearing on this blatant violation. The voice of Oregonians is constantly being negated by outside influence in the form of hefty out of district and out of state campaign contributions. It is past time for the Constitution to be supported and defended by elected officials and the people of Oregon. Unless it can be proven otherwise those who have violated this article must immediately forfeit their office as per our law in the Oregon Constitution. 8:10: Richard and Mary Ann Hartshsom join Bill live in studio. We’ll be talking with Richard and Mary Ann about their concerns about who is really at fault for the Gap Fire that raged through the Seiad Valley in Siskiyou County in 2016. 8:45: Tony Mendenhall with Hearts with A Mission joins Bill in studio. Hearts With A Mission is gearing up for their 6th Annual Homeless 2 Hopeful, 5K, 10K and One Mile Fun Run at Valley of The Rogue State Park. WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 starting at 10AM. WHERE: Valley of The Rogue State Park Learn more about the event at: HeartsWithAMission.org.

Bill’s Guests: Monday, April 22, 2019

6:35: Dr. Jay Lehr, Sr. Policy Analyst with the International Climate Science Coalition chats with Bill to kick off today’s guests. This year’s Earth Day is focused on species extinction, which, at first glance, appears like a good change after so many years of focusing on the bogus issue of man-made climate change. However, drilling a bit deeper, we find that Earth Day 2019 lists climate change as the first cause of this supposed problem! In particular, as you can see at EarthDay.org. They say… “The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching.”  Dr. Lehr and Tom Harris counter this argument in this article: The Myth of Extraordinary Species Extinction Due to Man-Made Global Warming You can learn more over at: ClimateScienceInternational.org. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Kimberly Larsen, a candidate for the Eagle Point School Board, Position 1, joins Bill live in studio. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian joins Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of:

What Made Southern Oregon Great!!!!

Check out more at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

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LOCAL VETERAN WITH THE PRESIDENT TODAY!

Our “local boy” stands with the President! Senior Airman Justin Day (JD Day) of Central Point, Cascade Christian High graduate, with the President at the Wounded Warrior Project event at the White House. (The President talks about JD at 20:26 on the video) JD is to the left of the man in the red tie to the right of President Trump!



Bill’s Guests: Friday, April 19, 2019

6:20: Jay “The Bird” Reese calls the show to bring you a live Sports Report!

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

Today, we’ll touch on the latest from the Swamp, and the Mueller update. Head over to DailyTorch.com to see more great content.

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

7:20: Tamara Martin, the new executive director of the Josephine Country Fairgrounds joins Bill in studio. The Bacon, Brews,  & Broncs event kicks off tomorrow at noon to 6 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds – Bacon-oriented foods and brews, live music from Border Patrol, and a lot of fun.

7:35: Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler joins Bill in studio to discuss and answer questions about the proposed new Jackson County Jail Project.


Bill’s Guests: Thursday, April 18, 2019

6:40: Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine calls the show to talk with Bill. Rich is here today to talk about his new book:

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

“A groundbreaking exploration of what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with SAT scores and early success, and how finding one’s way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.”

Click here to get your copy. And, check out more at Rich’s website: RichKarlgaard.com

7:35: Mark Seligman, Josephine County activist, talks with Bill this morning. Today, Mark is here to talk about exploring a recall of Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung.

8:10: Mr. X, research Jedi, local activist, all around nice guy and one HECK of a model American joins Bill in studio today.

We’ll be discussing the Oregon Humanities Project, and its funding of all sorts of “Right/Left” discussion groups on the state. Is this simply thought control at taxpayer expense? We’ll dig real deep into this issue.

Check out more from Mr X’s reams of paper over at his new website: MrXFiles.com.


Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill this morning.

We’ll be talking with Dave about the latest news about U.S. Attorney General William Barr tightening the rules to keep some asylum seekers detained.

READ: Attorney General Barr Issues Rule To Keep Some Asylum Seekers From Posting Bail

7:35: The Crime Stoppers Case of The Week with Lt. Darrell Graham of the Medford Police Department.

Click here to read the case

8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring you the daily Stock and Financial Report.

210 West 8th Street, Medford

Phone: 541-772-1116     Fax: 541-772-6927

Toll Free: (800) 223-1281

Online: OPFA.com

8:10: Oregon State Representative Kim Wallan calls the show today to give an update on the Legislative session and important bills that could affect you.

8:45: Siskiyou Pump Service is in studio for today’s segment of Whose Business Is It Anyway?

545 N. Fir Street in Medford

Phone: 541-664-4660

Online: SiskiyouPump.com


Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill this morning.

President Trump expresses favor to raising the Federal Gasoline Tax (currently 18 cents per gallon/24 cents for diesel) Is this a wise move for the President who is facing re-election in 2020? We’ll talk with Eric about it.

READ: Orange Mordita

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

7:10: Jim Ludwick from Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill.

HB2015, which would restore drivers licenses for illegal aliens, (voters stopped this a number of years ago) is being heard tomorrow. We’ll talk with Jim about what OIR thinks about this blatant disregard for the people’s vote.

A hearing has now been announced on HB 2015, the so-called Equal Access to the Roads Act of 2019, which overturns the successful Referendum of 2014 that nullified an earlier attempt to give driver licenses to illegal aliens.

The Hearing, by the Joint Transportation Committee, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at 5 pm, in Hearing Room F at the State Capitol.   If you can attend and speak to the Committee in opposition, please do.

Please contact your state legislators also, and voice your opposition.

We have good evidence that the public does NOT support the continuing effort to erase the requirement for citizenship or legal status to obtain an official i.d. or driver license. 

A new statewide poll of likely voters finds that Oregonians still overwhelmingly oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.  OFIR members and other citizens can cite the poll when contacting their legislators in opposition to HB 2015.

According to this poll, commissioned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform and conducted by Zogby Analytics on March 18 and 19, voters continue to oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by a 63 percent to 30 percent margin. Voters even more emphatically reject a new effort by the Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown to override the will of the people who defeated Measure 88 in 2014. That ballot measure struck down a similar law enacted by the Legislature in 2013.

Today, 68.4 percent of voters believe that the Legislature “must respect the decisions made by the voters through the ballot initiative process,” compared with just 18.7 percent who think the Legislature has the right to enact laws “that have been previously overturned by the voters.”

OFIR President Cynthia Kendoll’s comment: “The people have spoken. The Legislature and the governor do not like what they had to say, so they are demonstrating their contempt for the people of Oregon with a blatant attempt to overrule the outcome of democratic election. This sort of arrogance of power is the hallmark of authoritarian dictatorships, not the progressivism that Oregon likes to project to the world.”

Adding to the arrogance of state leaders promoting HB 2015 is that the Equal Access to the Roads Act bill is being proclaimed to be so urgent that an “emergency” clause has been attached, which would prevent opponents of the bill from blocking its implementation through another citizen’s veto referendum. “Frankly, the voters shouldn’t have to say no again. They already have – very loudly, very clearly, and not very long ago. Members of the Legislature don’t have to like it. Gov. Brown doesn’t have to like it. But they should respect the decision of the voters,” said Kendoll.

The poll data should serve as a warning to elected officials in the state. A 63.5 percent majority of Oregon voters indicated that they would be less likely to vote for legislators who defy the will of the people on this issue, including 46.5 percent who said they would be “much less likely” to vote for such public officials. Only 11.8 percent said such action would make them more likely to vote for such legislators.

Click here to see the full results of the statewide poll.

8:10: Tod Hunt, candidate for Medford 549C School Board, Position 5 joins Bill in studio.

8:45: Cherisse & Michelle from No Wires Media join Bill in studio, for today’s edition of: Whose Business Is It Anyway?

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Bill’s Guests: Monday, April 15, 2019

6:35: Mike Stewart, co-founder of RW Arms LTD, at one time, one of the biggest sellers of bump-stocks in the nation, until Trump’s bump-stock ban.

Fort Worth based retailer, RW Arms, has filed suit in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. seeking monetary damages for the fair market value of the 72,400 bump stocks they were forced to destroy in compliance with the Bump Stock Ban that went into effect on Tuesday, March 26th. The ban, which was enacted by the Trump Administration, reclassifies bump stock devices as machine guns, and therefore subject to regulation as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The rule requires that previously lawful owners destroy or surrender the device without compensation or be subject to a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines for each violation.

RW Arms joins retailer The Modern Sportsman in suing the government for this regulatory taking without just compensation, which is a violation of the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Their case, The Modern Sportsman et al., v. United States, was filed Friday, March 29th, 2019, in Washington D.C.

RW Arms is a veteran-owned and operated wholesaler, distributor and retailer of firearms accessories and components, including high capacity magazines, performance triggers, scopes and parts for semi-automatic rifles.

Without legislation, the government was able to overturn the previous ruling on bump stocks effectively turning law abiding gun owners into felons overnight if they were not turned in or destroyed.  This is an injustice, overreach, and infringement on our 2nd amendment and 5th Amendment rights.  We appreciate the work of Gun Owners of America and Firearms Policy Coalition for continuing to fight for our rights.  We at RW Arms have been working behind the scenes preparing our fight and have now filed lawsuit against the government to protect our customers and rights from being infringed any further.

You can learn more about this story with this article at TheHill.com.

Get more great information at: RWArms.com.

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

7:35: Judy Aherns, School Board candidate for Three Rivers School District, Zone 2, joins Bill in studio, to make her pitch for your vote in the upcoming election.

See more about Judy at her website: Judy4Zone2.com.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian, joins Bill live in studio for this week’s edition of…

What Made Southern Oregon Great!!!

This week….

Grants Pass

By Dennis Powers

The growth of Josephine County and Grants Pass was based on gold mining and the railroad. Learning about the newly discovered gold finds in Jacksonville in 1852, sailors deserted their ship near Crescent City and found rich gold deposits in the Illinois Valley, 25 miles south of present-day Grants Pass. Known as “Sailor Diggings” (then in Jackson County), its population of several thousands made it an important mining center. Later named Waldo, numbers of the miners left six years later for British Columbia’s Frazier River with the news of its gold discoveries. Gold mining centers in the Illinois Valley as Sailor Diggings, Althouse, and others vanished over time with little remains left behind.

With its importance as a gold mining region, however, Josephine County was carved from a portion of Jackson County in 1856; it was named for Josephine Rollins, the first non-Native American woman to settle in Southern Oregon. Before the easy-to-find gold was exhausted, Sailor Diggings became the first county seat, and later when renamed as Waldo. The settlement was naturally rustic and remote; for example, the courthouse was a log house bought from a local settler. By 1857, however, the population center had shifted to Kerbyville in the Illinois Valley, a town settled earlier by James Kerbyand the county seat again moved.

By 1873, the county’s population was said to be 1,500 and only seven towns were listed: Althouse, Kerbyville, Leland, Slate Creek, Waldo, Williamsburg, and Wolf Creek. Most commercial activity centered on gold mining and supplying the miners with their needs. A few hotels existed but more saloons as tent cities were a basic part of every town; and the miners came and left based on where the gold was.

Orson Gilbert had settled on a donation claim in 1854 that later became Grants Pass. The small village was first named Perkinsville, and was then a little more than a stagecoach stop in the 1860s; however, the coming of the Oregon & California Railroad (“O&C”) changed everything. The stop was located centrally on the railroad’s path, on the Rogue River, and as building track was very expensive, the surveyed line lined up nicely with the settlement of Rogue River, the next selected station stop.

The O&C line was completed to Grants Pass on Christmas Eve, 1883. With the railroad in place, businesses sprang up to serve the train passengers and those who decided to make it their new home. Hotels, stores, saloons, and churches appeared in wood structures along Front Street, or what is now “G” Street. Within five years of the railroad’s coming, the population doubled from 2,500 residents to nearly 5,000.

A leading citizen, Henry Miller, soon built an extensive saw mill that covered nearly 10 acres in the town’s middle; this operation became its largest employer with some 300 employees. Miller then spearheaded the move to make Grants Pass the county seat in 1896 and was successful. He also lobbied the state for an appropriation of $7,000 to build the first bridge that spanned the Rogue River, downstream from the current Caveman Bridge.

Tradesmen, farmers, lumbermen, and orchardists over time settled around the city and replaced the transient miners who moved on. With its location and transportation network, Grants Pass became the county’s trading center. By the 1890s the city had its own opera house, the first of several bridges crossing the Rogue, a water company, and light and power, generated from a dam a few hundred feet west of the present Caveman Bridge.

The town’s name was in honor of General U.S. Grant’s capture of Vicksburg in 1863. When this news reached the area, the nearby stagecoach station was so named. Once Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States (1869 to 1877), the name was a fixture. With the railroad’s coming, the post office moved to near the depot, taking the name with it. Even into the 1900s, the town retained the original spelling of “Grant’s Pass,” using the apostrophebefore finally dropping the punctuation.

When gold mining played out, Grants Pass’s fortunes fluctuated with the economics of the timber industry. With the opening of the Oregon Caves to the public with a 1920’s road completion, Grants Pass was on the route to the Pacific Ocean and became more tourist-centered. After the Great Depression, World War II, and into the 1980s, the timber industry had its ups and down but then stagnated. With its fabled Rogue River fishing, river explorations (as the growth of Hellgate Jet Boats), and outdoors becoming popular, the city became more retiree and tourist-oriented, joining farming, dairying, and even planting vineyards as economic activities.

The population of Grants Pass is presently 35,000, or roughly 40% of Josephine County’s 85,000, and a vast improvement from the mining camps that had once been the county seat–and still the center for Josephine County.

Sources: Stacy Stumbo and Patti Richter, “First County Seat was Sailor Diggins, later called Waldo,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Grants Pass History; Patti Richter, “In this Section: Indians, Gold and a Newspaper’s Birth,” Daily Courier, March 11, 2010, at Additional History.

8:45: Sofia Blanton from Hemp University joins Bill in studio for a longer talk on the Pre Planting Support Workshop, coming soon.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019. 12 to 7pm.

WHERE: The Arena Room at Southern Oregon University

Learn more at: TheHempUniversity.com.


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Bill’s Guests: Friday, April 12, 2019

6:20: Daniel J. Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector talks with Bill. According to a  NEW REPORT  from Independent Sector – in OREGON, every hour a volunteer contributes to their community is worth $26.22 and that’s up 5.3% percent from last year’s figures. Unfortunately, federal law hurts nonprofit organizations’ ability to attract this valuable resource by severely limiting how much they can reimburse volunteers for donated mileage. Businesses can reimburse their employees at a rate of 54.5 cents per mile, but volunteer mileage has been fixed at a mere 14 cents per mile for over two decades. Background:
  • In OREGON, every hour a volunteer contributes to their community is worth $26.22 and that’s up 5.3% percent from last year’s figures, according to Independent Sector.
  • Multiply that by thousands of schools, clubs, places of worship, shelters, museums, and health centers all across OREGON, and you start to realize just how valuable volunteers are. These nonprofits improve the quality of life for everyone, but they can’t do it without volunteers.
  • Unfortunately, federal law hurts nonprofit organizations’ ability to attract this valuable resource by severely limiting how much they can reimburse volunteers for donated mileage. Businesses can reimburse their employees at a rate of 54.5 cents per mile, but volunteer mileage has been fixed at a mere 14 cents per mile for over two decades.
  • It is vital for residents in OREGON to not only learn about the value of volunteer hours and the impact of volunteers, but to also support federal policies the strengthen the nonprofit sector and volunteers’ ability to build communities where all people thrive.
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the authority to regulate volunteer mileage rates for business and medical/moving purposes, but not for charitable activities. The charitable rate can only be adjusted through the legislative process, and has remained unchanged since 1997.
Previous legislative proposals would have both given the Treasury Department authority to change the volunteer mileage deduction rate and raised the volunteer mileage deduction immediately to the medical/moving rate while ensuring it doesn’t fall below that rate in the future. Independent Sector is monitoring ongoing Congressional efforts to pass legislation addressing this issue, and supports increasing the mileage reimbursement rate. You can read the entire report right here. 6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update. Find more great content over at: DailyTorch.com. 7:10: Mr. Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from Rogue Weather, calls in to bring to you, the Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report for Friday, April 12, 2019. 7:35: Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of numerous books, including: “Silent No More,” chats with Bill today. After the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Dr. Jerome Corsi took to Twitter: “If I had lied & connected Stone to Assange, Deep State would have had what they needed to pull Trump out of the Oval Office in handcuffs the way Assange was pulled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London today – by the London police with Assange in handcuffs.” Dr. Corsi was pulled into the Mueller investigation in the Fall of last year regarding his alleged involvement with Julian Assange. Mueller’s team believed that Dr. Corsi had served as an intermediary between Trump advisor Roger Stone and Assange in the release of 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s e-mails, a charge Dr. Corsi denied. Charges against Dr. Corsi were eventually dropped due to an overwhelming lack of evidence, but Dr. Corsi is still fighting back after his privacy was compromised as he was subjected to over 40 hours of interrogation. Dr. Corsi details his experience with Mueller’s prosecutors in his new book Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s “Witch Hunt.” 8:35: Bronwen Ericson and Therese Holliday from Origins Functional Wellness join Bill in studio for today’s business interview. Origins Functional Wellness focuses on root cause resolution.  Rather than simply treating the symptoms of a disease process, we seek to identify the underlying cause of your illness using your medical history, your origins, and your life story combined with specialized testing. With this information, we create a highly effective, proven, and personalized protocol that allows you to take control of your health and wellness. Find out more at: OriginsFunctionalWellness.com.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:35: Curtis Houck with Newsbusters.org talks with Bill today. According to leaked documents obtained by the Daily Caller, Google does act upon its bias against conservatives in the most pernicious ways possible.  Daily Caller reported on April 9, that Google described two different policies in those documents which, if broken, might lead the search engine to blacklist certain sites from search results. It found information about Google’s “XPA news blacklist” which is updated by Google employees on the Trust & Safety team as needed. That blacklist included Matt Walsh’s blog, Gary North’s blog, American Spectator, the Conservative Tribune, and the Gateway Pundit. Even before this allegation, research showed that Google’s algorithms were biased in favor of the left. An academic study from AllSides noted that Google was biased towards the left in its news searches 4 to 1. The Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a coalition of more than 40 conservative organizations, released the following statement Wednesday in response to reports that Google “blacklists” conservative news and opinion websites – preventing those websites from appearing in search results. READ: Free Speech Alliance Demands Answers from Google 7:10: Christopher Friend, Oregon Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Action Network talks with Bill today. So, the state wants to raise taxes on a pack of cigarettes and other tobacco products by $2. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to support a proposed tobacco tax increase that will help reduce tobacco use, save lives, lower health care costs and raise revenue. At a public hearing on April 10 and April 11, cancer advocates will share personal stories and testimony about the devastating impact of tobacco use on their families, including losing fathers and other loved ones from tobacco-related cancers. Lawmakers are considering House Bill 2270 to raise the price of cigarettes by $2 per pack and increase the tax on electronic cigarettes by an equal amount. The tax will help fund the state’s Medicaid program. Revenue will also help fund critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the state. “Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in our state,” said Christopher Friend, Oregon government relations director for ACS CAN. “This year alone, 7,500 Oregonians will die from smoking, which also causes about 28% of cancer deaths in the state. We know that one of the most effective ways to help people quit and keep young people from starting is by making all tobacco products significantly more expensive with regular tax increases.” According to projections from ACS CAN, a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase would help 31,300 adults quit smoking. It would prevent more than 19,000 Oregon kids under age 18 from becoming daily smokers and reduce overall youth smoking rates by nearly 21%. Additionally, 13,700 lives would be saved from a premature death. The revenue from the $2 cigarette tax increase would also be significant, generating nearly $173 million in new annual revenue while reducing health care costs. In fact, as smoking rates decrease from a $2 cigarette tax increase, the state would see about $1.02 billion in long-term health care cost savings. “Oregon’s current cigarette tax is ranked 32nd in the nation and falls below the national average,” Friend added. “We also don’t tax e-cigarettes, which are rampant in our schools, and we have not raised the tobacco tax by a large enough amount to reduce smoking since 2002. It’s time we reestablish ourselves as a leader in the fight against tobacco.” Following this week’s public hearings, House Bill 2270 will be scheduled for a vote in the House Revenue Committee before being considering for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. About ACS CAN The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org 8:10: Ernest Roets, author of the book: “Kill The Boer” talks with Bill. SOUTH AFRICA’S SOCIALISM BEGAN LIKE CURRENT AMERICAN SOCIALISM…COULD IT HAPPEN HERE? “I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” -DJT ON TWITTER SOUTH AFRICA ANALYST: Ernst Roets, author of Kill the Boer: Government Complicity in South Africa’s Brutal Farm Murders. Roets is the deputy CEO of AfriForum, CEO of Forum Films , a civil rights activist, and scholar of Constitutional Law in South Africa. White existence is crime, says SAfrica party leader… The Hitler Of South Africa Tells White People, He Won’t Kill Them — Yet! ‘Your time is up’: SAfrica sets date for white farmer land grabs… UPDATE: White farmers flee South Africa in fear of land grab… SOUTH Africa radical opposition leader says white farmers should leave for Oz… SAfrica white farmer land grabs will be LAW… Understand the brutal reality of farm murders in South Africa. Grasp the true extent of the problem, and the complicity of the South African government in the crisis. Equip yourself with the facts. Kill the Boer highlights why these attacks are different – in their disproportionate frequency, the extreme brutality, the crucial role that farmers have to play in uplifting South Africa, and the unique circumstances they find themselves in. To what extent is the South African government complicit in these attacks? Learn about the history of land ownership and the extent of hate speech and racism in South Africa, particularly targeting white farmers. If you enjoy books about crime, history, and politics then you will find this book fascinating, because it illuminates for the first time the true extent of a crisis from which the world should learn. Get your copy of the book right here.

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7:10: Greg Reeser, a Vietnam Veteran, joins Bill live in studio today. Today, we’ll be discussing his recent “Bucket List,” trip back to Vietnam where he served in the 1960’s. Greg will tell you about the places he was when he was there, and what the country is like now. 8:10: Curt Ankerburg, Retired CPA and Candidate for Medford 549C School Board, Position 7, joins Bill in studio today to pitch to you his ideas for if he should win the position. Curt’s Pamphlet Statement: “Great educational systems are the foundation for every successful community, yet, despite intentional lying and deception promoted by the dishonest local media and the school district, the Medford School District has grossly failed you, the students, parents, and community that funds them. For the 2017-2018 school year, the entire Medford School District had a miserable 43% math pass-rate on state standardized test scores, while North High had a 41% pass-rate, and South High had a 30% pass-rate.  https://schools.oregonlive.com/district/Medford/ That means that the majority of students within the school district have failed annually.  Medford has experienced these same poor results for more than a decade. It’s not a coincidence that the Rogue Valley has high levels of unemployment, the high need for social services, and high drug usage. Poor schools have contributed to this.  The school district and media deceptively boast about graduation rates that have been manipulated, yet diplomas are being granted to unqualified students, and a Medford diploma has become a worthless measure of competency. Did you know that 50% of all incoming students at RCC require remedial classes, which means they didn’t acquire the needed basic skills in high school? The school board oversees the school district’s complex $150 million annual operating budget. It’s not a job for an amateur, yet both of my opponents have zero financial or management experience. Conversely, only I possess the skills required to cut through the district’s waste, and better allocate resources in order to improve student performance.  I advocate for:
  • Reduced class sizes.
  • Increased hiring of more teachers.
  • Increased classroom days.
  • Increased parental involvement.
  • More prudent and efficient allocation of district resources.
The current incumbents (including my opponent) have done a poor job, and guarantee four more years of student failure. Medford 549C deserves stronger leadership, which only Curt Ankerberg will provide.”

Bill’s Guests: Monday, April 8, 2019

6:35: Bob Barr, former Congressman (R-Georgia) chats with Bill this morning. We’re talking with Bob about an op-ed he penned over at TownHall.com. “Red Flag Laws: A Solution in Search of a Problem?” Barr states, “The new red flag law proposals now being enacted by several states, and aided by proposals being pushed in the Congress by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and others, take the concept of a judicial restraining order to a new, and problematic level. These proposals create a new category of restraining orders applicable to owners of firearms, and would permit virtually anyone at any time to enlist local law enforcement and a judge to issue ex parte orders (sometimes by phone) directing law enforcement to seize a person’s firearms based on fear that they might in the future commit a bad act with a gun.” 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director from Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill. We’ll get an update from Dave about issues on the border and thoughts on DHS Secretary Kierjsten Neilsen’s sudden resignation over the weekend. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian joins Bill today for the latest segment of: What Made Southern Oregon Great!!! Be sure to check out Dr. Powers’ other books and content over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

Jacksonville

By Dennis Powers

Two mule packers–John R. Poole and James Cluggage–were hauling supplies in January 1852 from the Willamette Valley to Sacramento. They camped by a foothill and began digging a hole to find water for their mules. As they dug, they noticed a gold color in the hole; they had accidentally discovered a rich gold deposit. The two men quickly filed claims on the land on Daisy Creek and named it, “Rich Gulch.” The two also filed claims along Jackson Creek, where large quantities of course placer gold were discovered. Once the news shot out, hundreds of men flocked there to find their share of the precious gold. Cluggage and Poole filed donation land claims, named their town “Table Rock City,” and which was soon renamed as “Jacksonville.” Oregon was still a territory, Indian conflicts were commonplace, food was scarce, and all of the supplies came by mule train from faraway Crescent City. The gold-driven town grew by the winter of 1852, however, from a mining camp to over 2000 people in the area, complete with a bank, shops, businesses, saloons, and gambling halls. A few months later in January 1853, it became the county seat for the newly created, Jackson County. That same year, a destructive fire destroyed most of the wood-framed structures, but these were quickly rebuilt, primarily in brick. Jacksonville’s fortunes seemed assured, but by the late 1870s much of the easy ore deposits had been taken. The railroad in 1884 then decided not to connect with Jacksonville, but to head directly to Medford. The expense of building the track did not justify sweeping down to it, but to angle on a straight line through Bear Creek Valley. Once this happened, Jacksonville began to lose residents and businesses. Agriculture supplanted mining in the 1890s, and a privately-owned railroad spur connected Jacksonville with the main line. In 1927, however, the county seat moved to Medford with its airport, previous building expansion from the orchard boom, and location. Jacksonville’s economic decline continued into the 1960s. In 1962, the proposal to re-route a new four-lane Highway 238 directly through the town’s middle brought its residents together to fight the project. Robby Collins had moved that year into Jacksonville and with others led the successful opposition against the highway project. This movement galvanized these groups to begin efforts to preserve the historic, remarkable 19th century buildings and residences. Their efforts met with success when the town’s core in 1966 was designated a National Historic Landmark, the first time a town was so honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Approximately 326 acres in size and including nearly 890 structures, the Landmark District is large, but not the same size as the city limits. More than 100 individual buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1977, the National Landmark Advisory Board adopted a larger formal boundary, which included the supporting residential neighborhoods. Located some five miles from Medford, residents and tourists alike flock now to Jacksonville and have given it a real vitality. Its historic vintage is now its gold, not to mention the Britt Festival and other attractions. Sources: Dennis Powers, Where Past Meets Present, (Hellgate Press, Ashland, OR, 2017), “Jacksonville” at pp. 391-393; “Mining Artifacts: Oregon Mines,” at Gold Discovered in Jacksonville; “Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: History of Jacksonville,” at History; “National Park Service: Jacksonville National History District,” at National Historic District;

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, April 5, 2019

6:15: Jay “The Bird” Reese, sports reporter, checks in live with today’s Early Bird Sports Update. 6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans For Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update. See more great information at: DailyTorch.com. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 8:10: Tim Nesbitt, Interim Executive Director of PERS Solutions for Public Services talks with Bill. Two ballot initiative petitions addressing the rising costs of Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension program were filed today with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. Chief petitioners for the initiatives are Ted Kulongoski, former Oregon Governor (2003-2011) and Chris Telfer, former State Senator and current Oregon Lottery Commissioner. “I believe the unsustainability of the Public Employees Retirement System is a critical issue and the time to change it is now,” Kulongoski said. “I and other colleagues are offering necessary and responsible changes to PERS, and our proposals are fair to the taxpayers and to the PERS beneficiaries.” One initiative establishes an optional 401(k)-style Individual Retirement Savings Plan for new hires as an alternative to the traditional PERS pension plan. For current employees, it maintains all earned benefits, and transitions their current 6% of salary contribution from their separate Individual Account Program to their pensions, protecting their pensions and lowering their employers’ PERS costs. The second initiative protects pension benefits for covered workers and requires employees enrolled in the pension to contribute one-third of the going-forward cost of future benefits earned. “PERS costs are climbing for the state, schools and local governments,” Telfer said, “but taxpayers are paying the bill. In 2010, PERS pensions cost each Oregon household about $600 a year. They’re now more than twice that – $1,500 a year. By 2022, the yearly cost will exceed $2,200 a year, and keep climbing.” In order to qualify for the November 2020 election ballot, initiatives sponsors would need to collect 112,020 signatures from Oregon voters by July 2, 2020.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, April 4, 2019

6:35: Ethan Blevins, attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation talks with Bill today. Remember the Rent Control Bill? Yeah, you probably do? Well, PLF attorney Ethan Blevins has penned an article over at FoxNews.com that contains a warning for you… Beware the false promise of rent control (which Oregon recently passed into law) Despite bipartisan agreement of its failures, politicians continue to peddle rent control as a solution to housing shortages. Oregon most recently implemented statewide rent control, and soon thereafter, demonstrators took to the streets to call for similar policies in Washington. “Rent control’s failure begins and ends with the most basic concept in economics: supply and demand,” writes PLF Attorney Ethan Blevins for Fox News. “When politicians slap an artificial squeeze on prices, a shortage results.” 7:10: Todd Sheppard, of the Washington Free Beacon talks with Bill this morning. The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association (PCFFA) has filed a lawsuit holding responsible a handful of energy producers for all climate change. Their lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars, alleging fishermen are yielding less seafood as the result of rising ocean temperatures. “The fishermen’s lawsuit appears to be the first time that food producers have sued the fossil fuel industry for allegedly harming the environment.” As the story notes, when reached for comment about what it and its members are doing to reduce emissions, the PCFFA did not comment. Also, the group’s executive director was a former staffer for California Rep. Jared Huffman (D), who lobbied the states attorney general to investigate Exxon “for their longstanding, and potentially illegal, cover-up of the dangers of climate change.”  The fisherman’s group joins municipalities such as San Francisco and Oakland which have initiated hypocritical “jackpot justice” lawsuits of their own against energy producers. Read Todd’s article: Fisherman’s Association Suing Over Climate Change Refuses Questions on Its Greenness And, you can read more great content over at: FreeBeacon.com. 8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring you the daily stock report. You can check out OPFA at their website: OPFA.com, or give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116. 8:10: Kevin Husted, candidate for Medford 549C School Board, Position 4 joins Bill in studio. Learn more about Kevin and his ideas on his Facebook page.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

6:35: Keisha Russell, Associate Counsel at First Liberty Institute talks with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking with Keisha, about why banning Chick Fil-A in airports is both bigoted and illegal. First Liberty Institute has asked United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to investigate the Texas city’s council for religious discrimination. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has also called for an investigation. In addition to San Antonio, Chick-fil-A is also being banned now in Buffalo. 7:10: State Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) chats with Bill. Dennis calls us for an update on SB 978 , the gun-grabbing/control bill and other Salem actions at the legislature. 7:35: Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:10: Dr. Wilfred Reilly, Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University talks with Bill today. Professor Reilly has written a new book, which is perfect timing after the aftermath of the Jussie Smollett hoax: Hate-Crime-Hoax-COVER-v2-ss-202x306 “If you believe the news, today’s America is plagued by an epidemic of violent hate crimes. But is that really true? In Hate Crime Hoax, Professor Wilfred Reilly examines over one hundred widely publicized incidents of so-called hate crimes that never actually happened. With a critical eye and attention to detail, Reilly debunks these fabricated incidents—many of them alleged to have happened on college campuses—and explores why so many Americans are driven to fake hate crimes. We’re not experiencing an epidemic of hate crimes, Reilly concludes—but we might be experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of hate crime hoaxes.” Grab your copy right here, or wherever books are sold. 8:40: Bill Gallagher from Trail Christian Fellowship talks with Bill today about his Divorce Recovery Workshop. WHEN:
  • Thursday, April 4th from 6:30 to 9pm.
  • Friday, April 5th from 6:30 to 9pm.
  • Saturday, April 6th from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
WHERE: The Fireside Room at Trail Christian Fellowship: 18881 Highway 62, Eagle Point. Registration is $25, and covers child care (0-10years), materials, snacks and a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. For more information you can call the church at: 541-878-3501 divorcerecovery2019flyer

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6:35: Chris Chmielenski, Deputy Director of NumbersUSA talks with Bill this morning. Last month, Border Patrol officers apprehended more than 76,000 illegal border crossers — the most in a month since 2008 – and caravans from Central America continue to head north to the United States. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen anticipates that Border Patrol officers could encounter more than 100,000 illegal border crossers in March. The current crisis is driven by an influx of Central American family units making their way to the United States. While the recent debate has been centered around Pres. Trump’s call for a border wall, the best way to deter illegal immigration has mostly been left out of the conversation — requiring all businesses to use E-Verify. Public support for E-Verify is high, typically exceeding 70% in every poll. The employers who currently use the system sing its high praises. And yet, Congress has yet to vote on stand-alone legislation that requires all businesses to use E-Verify, despite support from business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Managers. Until Congress takes these actions, nothing will stop the surge of family units crossing the border illegally. You can see more great stuff over at: NumbersUSA.com. 7:10: Mr. X, Jedi Master of research, Green Mafia expert and all around good dude, joins Bill in studio. We’ll continue the discussion into SB 978, and how it wants to grab your guns in the name of public safety, and we’ll dig into the fight against HB 2020 the carbon cap and trade bill. You can see more from Mr. X’s reams of paper over at his website: MrXFiles.com. 8:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today. We’ll be talking with Eric about, yet another defective airbag that killed a driver, and why won’t the Feds let us disconnect these bags pending repair? Is this REALLY about safety, or more of a “you will obey,” agenda? We’ll discuss it. READ: The Airbag Body Count Upticks – And Will Again Get more great content, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks SUVs and bikes all over at his website: EPAutos.com.

Bill’s Guests: Monday, April 1, 2019

6:35: Dr. Jerome Corsi Ph. D, chats with Bill this morning. I Am Vindicated with the Release of the Mueller Report By Jerome Corsi I feel vindicated since I rejected Robert Mueller’s plea deal because I felt it was fraudulent. The one count Mueller wanted me to plea to was my first day testimony when I had not yet downloaded my 2016 e-mails. I wanted to give his prosecutors my computers voluntarily in the condo where they were located since the last day I used them. My “crime?” I had forgotten key e-mails. Mueller’s prosecutors allowed me to go home for 10 days to load and review the 2016 e-mails. I returned and amended my testimony. The charge Mueller wanted me to plea was the first day’s testimony, when I made memory mistakes. I never knowingly gave Mueller testimony I knew to be false on a material matter because I intended to deceive them. I gave 40 hours of voluntary testimony always intending to tell the truth, admitting my memory of e-mails and conversations from 2016 was not good. Mueller’s prosecutors blew up my testimony because they couldn’t believe that in July, 2016 I figured out Assange had Podesta e-mails he planned to make public in October 2016. That Mueller did not indict me proves they wanted me to plead guilty to someone Mueller could not prove was a “lie.” I never had any contact with Assange directly or indirectly. Mueller’s prosecutors were convinced I was the link between Roger Stone and Assange. That never happened and the prosecutors couldn’t prove otherwise. I wrote Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s “Witch Hunt” to give a firsthand account of what I consider to have been abusive questioning, especially in the last 20 hours when I was honestly trying to see if there might have been anyone who could have connected me to Assange. The FBI visited or otherwise questioned virtually everyone I contacted in 2016 and 2017. In the end, I knew I could not stand before a federal judge and swear under oath that I committed a crime I know I did not commit. My wife woke up one morning while I was struggling over the plea deal and told me she would rather visit me in prison the rest of my life than have me be a different person than the man she married. I would not lie if that was what it took to keep me out of prison. That was a critical moment in my decision to resist Mueller. Silent No More documents the abuse I suffered and is the background for the federal civil suit I filed in U.S. District Court in D.C. I wrote the book because I wanted people to understand the Kafka-like torture Mueller has put me and my family through for the past seven months. This book details the psychological torment I underwent because of the attempts by the prosecutors to break me. This is not justice in America. Nobody in this country should ever again be forced to experience what I went through – prosecutorial abuse of power I believe was criminal in nature. I did nothing wrong and the prosecutors made it clear they hated me for my books, going back to co-authoring UNFIT FOR COMMAND in 2004. [more…] Watch Dr. Corsi on FNC. Dr. Jerome Corsi is an investigative journalist and senior staff writer for several conservative websites. Corsi is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command, #1 New York Times bestseller The Obama Nation and author of bestseller, Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump. You can get even more great info over at: CorsiNation.com. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Kevin Starrett with the Oregon Firearms Federation joins Bill this morning. Today, we’re talking with Kevin about Oregon SB978. Comments and testimony are still needed as this bill has become one big monster gun grabbing effort by urban leftists in the Legislature, that believe that anyone south of Multnomah County and Salem are a bunch of toothless hillbillies that don’t know any better and need to be saved from the horrors of gun ownership by the cultured and sophisticated, soy latte sipping city hipsters. Read Kevin’s take on the Bill over at: OregonFirearms.org “SB 978 Turns Into Monster Anti-Gun Bill.” Find out even more over at: OregonFirearms.org. Click here to read Mr. X and Bill’s “Cease and Desist Order” to the Oregon Legislature, that goes to fight against this very bill. To throw your hat in the ring, you can upload your testimony at: sjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov Also, you can contact the others that are allowing this outrage to continue: Senate President Peter Courtney: 503-986-1600. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian joins Bill live in studio for today’s edition of: What Made Southern Oregon Great!

Medford

By Dennis Powers

Four men owning equal shares, including C.C. Beekman, in October 1883 conveyed land to the Oregon & California Railroad Co. for its depot, right-of-way, and facilities. The railroad surveyor (and his son) surveyed the new townsite, and Medford was founded on December 20, 1883, when the plat was recorded. David Loring, the railroad’s civil engineer and right-of-way agent, named the start-up town for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts. The railroad tracks reached Medford in mid-January 1884. At the time, Medford had a few wooden store buildings and a few saloons, some of them occupying tents. Frequently, one could hear the men riding up and down Main and Front streets while shooting their guns into the air. Within three months, the sparse settlement on the unbroken land covered by high brush had grown to thirty-six structures. As quickly as supplies of lumber from Grants Pass and brick manufactured locally became available, houses and commercial buildings rose; by early spring two hotels, saloons, a livery stable, and a dozen businesses “already dotted the muddy streets of this rapidly growing railroad town.” By December, Medford had 110 businesses and residences with a population of 400; the businesses ranged from dry goods, meat markets, and furniture to livery stables, drug stores, and general stores. Medford incorporated in early 1885, and its first city ordinance was to prevent and punish disorderly conduct, riots, and disturbances. The second one was “to prevent minors from loitering about the depot,” and another banned hogs from running wild. After the boom of its first two years, Medford settled into a steady growth—that is, until the orchard boom began. With access by railroad to faraway markets, the orchard industry flourished; hundreds of thousands of apple and pear trees were planted in the early 1900s, and the Valley’s major export was that of commercial fruit. The Medford Commercial Club (presently its Chamber of Commerce) promoted a very successful advertising campaign in the early 1900s about the great advantages of the area’s orchard industry: Easy money was to be had. This, Southern Pacific’s advertising, and real estate agents pushed the boom. The agents met the out-of-townersarriving in numbersat the train station to promote this “easy business.” By 1909, numerous Medford buildings were under construction or in the planning stages. Buildings with the names of Sparta, the Carnegie library, Woolworth building, and four-story Liberty brick building were built or underway. The newcomers wanted also the new “horseless buggies” to travel from their country homes to the city. A Medford Mail Tribune article on November 28th reported that the city led the world in the number of automobiles per capita in 1909: It had one automobile for every 30 people when nationally there was only one car for every 500. One year later, more people were there than could be housed. Since the town couldn’t handle the incoming swell, the city erected a tent city and the railroad even put up overnight the new arrivals in its train station. By 1912, Medford had a high school, four banks, three elementary schools, a city park, new passenger depot, Carnegie library, indoor swimming pool, several movie theatres, and an opera house. Mountain water came by way of 21 miles of wooden pipe; electricity and telephone service was reaching to the outskirts. The streets were paved and with fruit packing sheds with warehouses built by the train yard, Medford was Jackson County’s transportation and commercial center. The boom turned to bust, however, owing to the real estate speculation, property overvaluation, and fruit oversupply. By the mid-teens, Medford’s population had declined with the World War I blockades having ended its international markets; insect blight, frost, and drought didn’t help either. Medford’s population by 1920 had dropped by 28 percent, all due to the orchard bust, and this took years to recover. Despite the economic setbacks that came and went, Medford during the Roaring Twenties opened its fairgrounds with five exhibition buildings and racetracks for car, motorcycle, and horse racing. A dirt landing strip inside the racetrack became Oregon’s first municipal airport in 1922. Medford’s campaign won later, and the city was selected to be the county seat in 1927. Owing to a successful bond issue, a new and larger airport opened in late 1929 at its present location on Biddle Road and greatly expanded over the years. World War II finally overcame the last remnants of the Great Depression. The round-the-clock building of nearby Camp White brought about such heavy traffic over Crater Lake Highway, it became one-way from Medford with Table Rock Road heading back in the other. More than 10,000 workers were involved, and many lived in tent or trailer cities. Completed in some six months, the camp was officially dedicated on August 15, 1942, and nearly 40,000 soldiers at a time trained there, greatly helping to bring prosperity back when on leave. After the war, the pent-up, regional demand for housing sparked a boom for the area’s timber industry. However, the consistent economic cycles of boom and bust continued into the 1980s, the lumber industry falling into long-term stagnation. The services of healthcare, the Internet with computers, retailing cars, shopping centers (with Californians avoiding their sales taxes), and real estate construction took over, only to be followed by the Great Recession of 2008. With this recovery, another boom starts, followed by another ending. Throughout it all, Medford continues to flourish as the center of Jackson County and for those close enough in Northern California. Sources: “City of Medford: The History of Medford,” at Medford’s History; Paul Fattig, “1909: The year that changed Medford,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2009, at The Orchard Boom (and 1909); Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present,” (Hellgate Press, Ashland, Oregon), pp. 387-390. eH 8:35: Meghan Flowers from Sanctuary One joins Bill in studio. It’s the 3rd Annual Volunteer Week at Sanctuary One and Meghan is here to talk about it with Bill. If you’d like to volunteer, you can head over to: SanctuaryOne.org/volunteerweek 8:45: Ben McReynolds with Knox Classical Academy joins Bill in studio for today’s Whose Business Is It Anyway? Segment. Defend the 2nd Amendment! Gun Vest1 DOWNLOAD THE BILL CHANGES: SB978 Amendment Dash-1 SB978Amendment-1 SB978 Amendment Dash-2 SB978 Amendment-2 SB978 Amendment Dash-3 SB978Amendment-3 Here’s some information needed to comment on SB978. “Mr. X” (BTW not an attorney, extends no liability to this citizen response to legislative intrusion) has crafted this “Cease and Desist” letter for the legislators. DOWNLOAD – “Cease and Desist Order” Leave the language of this document as-is, (cut and paste into your additional comments) just putting your name, date, and other info in the beginning and end.  I have pasted Oregon Firearms’ alert on this bill below, which has the links to the legislative site. BTW, this Cease and Desist is NOT the only comment you can make. Write them with all your criticisms! If you cannot be there in person please upload testimony to sjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov REPRESENTATIVES: (copy and paste into your email program) Rep.TeresaAlonsoLeon@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JeffBarker@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.GregBarreto@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DenycBoles@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DanielBonham@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.shellyboshartdavis@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JanelleBynum@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.BrianClem@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MargaretDoherty@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.PaulEvans@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.christinedrazan@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JulieFahey@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.LynnFindley@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.ChrisGorsek@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MitchGreenlick@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.CedricHayden@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.KenHelm@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.CheriHelt@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DiegoHernandez@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.TinaKotek@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.GaryLeif@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RickLewis@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JohnLively@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.CaddyMcKeown@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.SusanMclain@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MikeMcLane@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MarkMeek@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.TiffinyMitchell@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.NancyNathanson@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MikeNearman@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.courtneyneron@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RonNoble@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.CarlaPiluso@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.BillPost@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.KarinPower@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RachelPrusak@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DanRayfield@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JeffReardon@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.EWernerReschke@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.AndreaSalinas@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.TawnaSanchez@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.SheriSchouten@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.GregSmith@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.BarbaraSmithWarner@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DavidBrockSmith@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.SherrieSprenger@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DuaneStark@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.kimwallan@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.martywilde@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.AnnaWilliams@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JenniferWilliamson@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.CarlWilson@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.BradWitt@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.JackZika@oregonlegislature.gov, SENATORS: Sen.HermanBaertschiger@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.CliffBentz@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.BrianBoquist@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.GinnyBurdick@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.PeterCourtney@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ShemiaFagan@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.SaraGelser@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.JeffGolden@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.MarkHass@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.DallasHeard@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov, sen.timknopp@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.DennisLinthicum@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.JamesManning@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.FloydProzanski@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.AlanOlsen@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ChuckRiley@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.KathleenTaylor@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.RobWagner@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.JackieWinters@oregonlegislature.gov, STATE REPRESENTATIVES (in Outlook format with semi-colons) Rep.TeresaAlonsoLeon@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JeffBarker@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.GregBarreto@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DenycBoles@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DanielBonham@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.shellyboshartdavis@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JanelleBynum@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.BrianClem@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.MargaretDoherty@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.PaulEvans@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.christinedrazan@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JulieFahey@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.LynnFindley@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.ChrisGorsek@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.MitchGreenlick@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.CedricHayden@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.KenHelm@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.CheriHelt@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DiegoHernandez@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.TinaKotek@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.GaryLeif@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.RickLewis@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JohnLively@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.CaddyMcKeown@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.SusanMclain@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.MikeMcLane@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.MarkMeek@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.TiffinyMitchell@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.NancyNathanson@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.MikeNearman@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.courtneyneron@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.RonNoble@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.CarlaPiluso@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.BillPost@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.KarinPower@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.RachelPrusak@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DanRayfield@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JeffReardon@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.EWernerReschke@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.AndreaSalinas@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.TawnaSanchez@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.SheriSchouten@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.GregSmith@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.BarbaraSmithWarner@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DavidBrockSmith@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.SherrieSprenger@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DuaneStark@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.kimwallan@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.martywilde@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.AnnaWilliams@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JenniferWilliamson@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.CarlWilson@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.BradWitt@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.JackZika@oregonlegislature.gov; STATE SENATORS: (in outlook format with semi-colons) Sen.HermanBaertschiger@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.CliffBentz@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.BrianBoquist@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.GinnyBurdick@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.PeterCourtney@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ShemiaFagan@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.SaraGelser@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.JeffGolden@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.MarkHass@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.DallasHeard@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov; sen.timknopp@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.DennisLinthicum@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.JamesManning@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.FloydProzanski@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.AlanOlsen@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ChuckRiley@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.KathleenTaylor@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.RobWagner@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.JackieWinters@oregonlegislature.gov; You can contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee herehttps://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/SJUD/Overview Here are email addresses of the State House: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/Pages/RepresentativesAll.aspx Here are email addresses for all State Senators https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/Pages/SenatorsAll.aspx Call State Senate President Peter Courtney at 503-986-1600 and express your se severe displeasure with him allowing this abomination to proceed. (The following is from Oregon Firearms) SB 978 has it’s first “amendment”. It’s 44 pages long and turns the bill into a nightmare anti-gun bill. We told you about SB 978 yesterday and assured you that this harmless looking bill was going to be gut and stuffed with draconian anti-gun language, and it has. Here is a link to the “Dash 1″ amendment to the bill. And of course we use the word amendment quite loosely. The “amendment” is 44 pages long. The “bill” was a few paragraphs. After our first review of the bill here are the elements we noticed immediately. No doubt we missed a few. If this “amendment” is adopted, the bill will: Allow gun stores to refuse to sell firearms and ammunition to young adults (As Bi-mart, Walmart and Fred Meyers have done in violation of the law.) Exonerate gun dealers who violated our anti-discrimination laws, even if they did it before this bill was passed. (Get out of jail free card for corporations that broke the law.) Require that your self-defense firearms be locked up. Under this bill you can be prosecuted even if you did lock up your guns with a cable lock if someone has “access” to a device to defeat the lock. Which of course, is anyone who has access to almost any tool. Hold gun owners responsible for two years for guns they “transferred” unless they could prove the transferred gun had a trigger or cable lock. (This is one of the most inane ideas we have ever seen.) Hold gun owners responsible for crimes committed with guns that were stolen from them. Treat “80 % lowers” as complete guns requiring background checks and registration. If the lower is transferred and has no serial number, the police need a “detailed description: or the lower. Ban “undetectable firearms.” Ban “untraceable firearms” Increase CHL fees. Allows cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, airports, schools, colleges and universities to ban CHL holders from “public buildings.” Please note. The bill does NOT say buildings owned by those entities. It says “public buildings.” Under this bill a school in John Day could forbid you from carrying your firearm in a public building in Troutdale. Ban CHL holders from airports. No, not just the terminal. But the parking lots and grounds “adjacent” to parking lots. Picking up your spouse at the airport? Go to jail. This “amendment” is insane. If you can come to the capitol on April 2nd to testify against this please come. The sideshow hearing starts at 8am with sign ups to testify starting at 7.30 am in room 50 in the Capitol basement. The Senators who support your rights on that committee are: Kim Thatcher, Cliff Bentz and Dennis Linthicum. The rest are opposed to your rights.

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 29, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Update from Washington D.C. Follow along and get more great content, over at: DailyTorch.com. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today. Today we’ll be talking with Eric about the upcoming, electronic “neutering,” of your car. “The Tsunami Approaches” We’ll also chat with him about his article over at the American Thinker that blows up the “fake news” over the private “Fund The Wall” project. “The real story behind Brian Kolfage and 20 million private dollars for the wall” Don’t forget, you can check out Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com. 8:10: Mr. X, research aficionado, activist, Green Mafia expert and all around nice guy joins Bill in studio today. Today, we discuss responding to 2nd Amendment challenges in Oregon, and also imploring you to attend the Jeff Golden Town Hall Meeting in Talent, tomorrow, 10-noon. Questions must be asked about the carbon cap and trade bill and other important issues. See more from Mr. X at his NEW website: MrXFiles.com.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Live at the KCMD studios in Grants Pass

6:15: Jay Reese, “The Bird” our early morning sports guy joins Bill for a live sports report this morning. 6:35: David Morrison, representing Radiation Free Schools and the man behind the Wireless Watch Blog chats with Bill. OREGON LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES THREE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SAFETY BILLS Portland, OR. March 26, 2019 The Oregon State Senate introduced a bill (SB 283) that would require the Dept. of Education and the Oregon Health Authority to conduct a review of peer-reviewed, independently-funded scientific studies on the biological, cognitive, and psychological effects of long-term exposure to microwave radiation from high-powered microwave emitting wi-fi routers, laptop computers, smart boards, and cordless phones used in classrooms in Oregon. In Dec. 2016, Maryland conducted a similar review. Currently Massachusetts has 7 bills in consideration relating to wireless safety issues. The bill was introduced by the Senate Health Committee Chair, Laurie Monnes-Anderson and Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer. Other chief sponsors include former police officer, Representative Carla Piluso and Senator Brian Boquist. SB 283 has acquired broad bi-partisan support with 12 sponsors to date. A companion bill was introduced in the House Feb. 26th by Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer. Portland Public School (PPS) Board Chair, Julia Brim-Edwards, has endorsed SB 283 after consulting with PPS Health & Safety consultant, John Burnham. Currently Burnham is the Lieutenant Senior Director-Health & Safety for PPS and Environmental Health and Safety Director at Oregon Health & Science University. The science proving biological harm from exposure to microwave radiation is accruing at an accelerating pace. In November of 2018, a study by the National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program, confirmed, “Clear Evidence of Cancer” from exposure to pulse modulated radio frequency microwave radiation from cell phones. Wi-fi utilizes the same frequency as cell phones. Many countries have eliminated or reduced exposure to radiation in their schools. No wireless device used by consumers and in classrooms was ever pre-market safety tested. In setting exposure standards, the FCC ignored thousands of studies from all branches of the military, NASA, and the international science community, showing the biological effects of microwave radiation. Two additional bills, introduced concurrently (SB 281) would require precautionary labeling on radiation emitting wireless devices. SB 282 addresses the effects of excessive classroom screen time and its impact on learning, cognition, memory, and psychology. To date roughly 200 studies show that computers can interfere with the learning process. SB 283 would also require development of curricula instructing students in safer cell phone, laptop, and tablet use. All wireless devices come with very specific safety instructions which are absent from health or safety curriculum in Oregon schools. Other sponsors of SB 283 are: Sen. Chuck Thomsen, Rep. Rob Nosse, Sen. Kathleen Taylor, Rep Tawna Sanchez, Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Rep. Diego Hernandez, Sen. Kim Thatcher & Sen. Chuck Riley. 7:10: Kim Wallan, Oregon State Representative of District 6 calls the show. We’ll talk with Kim about the latest goings-on in the Oregon Legislature. 8:10: Lily Morgan, Josephine County Commission Chair joins Bill at the KCMD studios. We’ll get the latest news on the issues facing Josephine County. 8:45: Tamara Martin, Josephine County Fair Director joins Bill in the studio today. Tamara is here to talk about Bacon, Brews and Broncs which is happening at the fairgrounds on April 20th.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform calls in. Today, we’ll be talking about massive groups of arriving illegal aliens that are stretching the U.S. Border Patrol’s abilities a bit thin. And, we’ll touch on Big Immigration and a Public Safety Win from the Supreme Court of the United States. Migrant Groups of Well-Over 100 Individuals Creating Havoc at Southern Border Across the southern border, Border Patrol officials are now confronting large groups of well-over 100 individuals, a disturbing trend that has agents strained more than ever before. Human smugglers recently coordinated a group of 170 migrants attempting to cross illegally enter the U.S. in the Yuma Sector of Arizona, according to reports from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Rather than fleeing, most of the group voluntarily submitted themselves to officials, as their main intentions were to seek asylum. Similar to Arizona, agents in El Paso, TX apprehended two groups of more than 400 illegal aliens in just a mere five-minute time span. With the El Paso sector averaging 570 apprehensions a day, these recent arrests in one day nearly totaled their monthly average. The ‘migrant-group’ strategy has developed into a key concern for the Border Patrol. In FY 2018, the Border Patrol apprehended 13 groups of at least 100 people, but since October 1st of this fiscal year, authorities have apprehended at least 60 groups of the same size. With groups of migrants conglomerating in this manner, Border Patrol officials do not have the man-power to properly secure all portions of the border. These groups distract officials and use up significant resources, which enables dangerous criminal aliens and narcotics to cross illegally in other areas along the border. The construction of a border wall would help mitigate this situation and would funnel large groups into ports of entry, where more resources could be available. The presence of a wall would simply deter large groups from crossing illegally as well. Supreme Court Rules That Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records Can Still Be Detained After Release Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, deportable criminal aliens now do not have the right to bond hearings, even if they are not immediately detained following their release from custody. In a 5-4 decision that overruled a Ninth Circuit ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed that a non-citizen is subject to mandatory detention under section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for past criminal offenses that make them deportable. The decision stems from the case, Nielsen vs. Preap, a case that involves a group of green-card holder immigrants, including the lead plaintiff and Cambodian immigrant, Mony Preap. The group has argued that unless immigrants are detained immediately after finishing their prison sentence, they should be granted a hearing to argue for their release while deportation proceedings continue. In 2006, Preap faced two marijuana convictions, but an immigration judge canceled his deportation order and he was released. However, after a simple battery charge in 2013, this allowed authorities to detain and make him subject for deportation from his previous marijuana charges. In the end, Preap ultimately did not have to leave the country. The rise of sanctuary jurisdictions, or regions where local and state authorities do not cooperate or share information with federal immigration authorities, have certainly contributed to situations similar to Preap’s. Had ICE been informed about his previous deportable offenses, they could have removed him in a much faster fashion, including intercepting him as he was first released from jail. Ultimately, the ruling provides immigration enforcement authorities an easier ability to arrest and deport criminal illegal aliens and upholds American immigration law. See more over at: FairUS.org 7:10: Tom Kelly, President and CEO of ID Experts chats with Bill today. Today, we’ll chat with Tom about the latest epidemic of Child Identity Theft, and Facebook’s Plaint Text Pass Words. Facebook has for many years failed to adequately protect user passwords. Since 2006, Facebook has been faced with a handful of data issues, but it wasn’t until the revelations around Cambridge Analytica’s use of user data that users and regulators took note. This week, it surfaced that Facebook has failed to protect user data on the most basic of levels; database security. Tom Kelly, president and CEO of ID Experts: “Facebook’s recent external shift towards privacy is put to shame by today’s password protection oversight – one of the most basic of security principles. This latest embarrassment brings whatever trust roughly 600 million Facebook and Instagram users have in the company’s ability to protect their privacy into question. Clearly only regulatory intervention by Congress – and users taking charge of their own online identities – will lead to sustainable privacy.” Additionally,  lawmakers introduced legislation recently that would prevent tech companies from targeting ads toward children and would require more transparency about how they collect and use children’s data. This legislation highlights a growing problem facing families today: in 2017 alone, identity theft or fraud impacted over 1 million children, two-thirds of which were under 7 years old 7:35: Sgt. Jeff Proulx from the Oregon State Police stops by the studio for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. 8:45: Darcy and Toni from the Pear Blossom Parade Committee drop by the studio.

Bill Meyer Show: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Bill’s Guests: Monday, March 25, 2019

6:35: Justin Danhof, General Counsel at the National Center for Public Policy Research talks with Bill today. Is it time for “Diversity of Viewpoint,” rather than the standard definition of “diversity” in the corporate world that focuses on race, ethnicity or gender? Starbucks shareholders followed the board’s advice and yesterday rejected a shareholder proposal seeking inclusion of conservatives within the coffee giant’s board of directors. The vote occurred at the annual meeting of Starbucks investors, held at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, Washington, in response to a shareholder resolution submitted by the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP). “Starbucks continues to be a company that virtue signals and caters to a far-left clientele,” said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., the author of the resolution. “This small-minded thinking limits the company’s potential customer base. Our proposal offered Starbucks leaders an opportunity to expand their thinking and appeal to a broader contingency. That would have been a win for its investors. And it’s sad that Starbucks refused to engage with us to protect long-term shareholders.” At the meeting, Danhof stated: “Across corporate America, company after company is adopting board diversity policies based on race and gender. These procedures have the stated goal of reducing corporate groupthink and require companies to interview an underrepresented minority and a woman for each open board spot. This isn’t diversity. It’s racism and sexism. Not all women think alike based on the fact that they are women. Similarly, not all Asian or Latino or black Americans think the same based on their respective skin color.” Danhof’s full statement, as prepared for delivery, is available here. Video of Danhof’s presentation is available here. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Amy Kremer  from the Republican National Committee talks with Bill today about the results of the Mueller Investigation which wrapped on Friday. It turns out that the investigation, much to the chagrin of the left, was a big nothing burger after all. We’ll discuss it. Blumenthal: “The Evidence Is Pretty Clear That There Was Collusion Between The Trump Campaign And The Russians.” (MSNBC’S “All In,” 10/17/18) Schiff: “Well, Look, There’s Clear Evidence Of An Attempt To Collude.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room” 12/14/17) Wyden: “I Think There Was Clearly An Intent To Collude.” (CNN’s “Wolf,” 12/15/17) Schiff: “I Think There`s Plenty Of Evidence Of Collusion.” (“CBS This Morning” 08/05/18) Tom Perez: “Over The Course Of The Last Year, We Have Seen, I Think, A Mountain Of Evidence Of Collusion Between The Campaign And The Russians.” (Fox’s “The Five,” 04/23/18) Swalwell: “We Saw Strong Evidence Of Collusion…I Think That’s Clear Collusion.” (CNN’s “Wolf,” 03/16/18) Nadler: “…We Know There Was Collusion With People In The Campaign With Russians.” (MSNBC’s “All In,” 10/27/17) Maxine Waters: “And I Am So Depending On Our Special Counsel Robert Mueller To Connect The Dots So That He Can Prove The Collusion.” (MSNBC’s “All In,” 08/04/18) Nadler: “There Was Obviously A Lot Of Collusion.” (CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” 10/27/17) “Impeachment,” “Watergate” Schiff: “I Think, Of A Size And Scope Probably Beyond Watergate.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 05/27/18) Blumenthal: “It May Well Produce Impeachment Proceedings.” (CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” 05/10/17) Nadler: “I Think It Shows That Mueller Is In The Old Watergate Sense Following The Money.” (CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” 04/04/18) Tom Perez: “On A Certain Level This Is Worse Than Watergate.” (Fox’s “Trish Regan Primetime,” 11/08/18) Blumenthal: “It’s A Watergate Moment.” (CBS’ “This Morning,” 08/23/18) Bernie Sanders: “Obviously, The Suggestion Is It Goes Back To Watergate.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 05/10/17) Wyden: “That Is Almost A Watergate Level Effort To Interfere With An Ongoing Investigation.” (CNN’s “New Day,” 06/08/17 Follow Amy on Twitter: @AmyKremer 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian drops by the studio for today’s edition of: “What Made Southern Oregon Great!!” Check out more great content, and see Dr. Powers’ other works over at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com.

Ashland

By Dennis Powers

During the 1850s, gold-seeking miners didn’t find gold in what’s now Ashland; the best were located northward (Gold Hill and Jacksonville) and southward (Yreka). Abel Helman and Eber Emery were the smart ones: They decided it was easier and more profitable to supply the miners with what they needed. Staking a claim on a creek, the men built a saw and flour mill in 1854. Named after Ashland County, Ohio–the original home of Abel Helman—the site became named Ashland Mills, then later as Ashland Creek and Ashland. Helman one year later donated twelve building sites around the mill to create a central business district. Merchants soon constructed wooden buildings, ranging from a blacksmith shop and livery to a meat market and cabinet work. The place became a gathering spot known as the “Plaza,” which continues today. The settlement had an advantage as the main wagon-trail to Jacksonville passed through, as did the stagecoach line, the Oregon-California wagon trail over the nearby Siskiyou Mountains, and as the later district headquarters in the mid-1880s for the Oregon & California Railroad. In addition to Abel Helman, other leaders appeared as John McCall. In 1852, the 27-year-old McCall settled in Jackson County on a mining claim along Jackson Creek. After two rough winters, “subsisting a good portion of his time on venison alone,” he bought an interest in the Ashland Flour Mill. After the Civil War, he became Ashland’s mayor in 1886, previously elected as a state legislator. His business interests flourished to include owning the Ashland Flour Mill, Ashland Woolen Mill, and the McCall Mercantile on Ashland Plaza. McCall ran the newspaper, the “Ashland Tidings,” and helped found the Ashland College and Normal School in 1872, which later became Southern Oregon University. Hosting Southern Oregon’s annual Chautauqua festival, the town in the 1890s became a cultural center for the area. Presenting programs in what’s now Lithia Park in politics, art, literature, music, and other subjects for several days during the mid-summer, this nationwide program of lectures, seminars, and entertainment had started in New York as the New York Chautauqua Assembly. Well-known personalities as Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, and John Phillip Sousa were among those over the next two decades who came to Ashland to lecture or perform. Despite this, Medford’s orchard boom in the early 1900s (and its strong downtown building spree starting in 1909) brought it to prominence in the Valley; Jacksonville had greatly tapered off when the railroad in the mid-1880s bypassed it in favor of Medford. Ashland continued, however, with its development of what would become the 93-acre, exquisite Lithia Park in the heart of Ashland in the early 1900s. Its mineral springs with promoted medicinal properties also brought in the tourists. Despite its cultural and location significance, Ashland suffered economically over the years. The Southern Pacific Railroad’s opening of its “Natron Cut-off” from California to Eugene, by-passed the town and its passenger rail traffic dropped. After the Great Depression’s financial woes, even World War II’s economic impact lessened afterwards as the timber industry with its mills and employment stagnatedeven in Ashland. Its transition to a tourist destination was greatly assisted by the growth of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. It took Elmo Stevenson and Angus Bowmer to save the town. Stevenson was hired in 1946 to actually close the campus if he couldn’t increase enrollment; however, he thought that the setting was unique and began a passionate goal to save it. He was successful. Southern Oregon University now has some 300 faculty members with 6,000 students and its numerous buildings are spread over 175 acres. While staring at the old Chautauqua ruins in Ashland’s Lithia Park, Angus Bowmer had an idea on producing a Shakespearean work there. By 1935, his idea caught on with other residents and with volunteers, city, and state help, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival began with a two-play production on July 2, 1935. From there, the festival has grown to an annual attendance of 400,000-plus with over 700 performances. Ashland is home to 20,000 residents today. Although it isn’t the county seat, it has become a destination tourist and retirement town. With additional cultural activities from the Ashland Independent Film Festival to the Oregon Cabaret, the former mill first named on Mill Creek has come a long way. Sources: “Ashland Chamber of Commerce: Ashland History,” at Ashland History; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Ashland,” at Ashland (Including Images); National Park Service: John McCall at John McCall (House and Background).
   

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Bill’s Guests: Friday, March 22, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show to bring you the Weekly Swamp Update. See more information over at: DailyTorch.com. 7:10: Greg Roberts, “Mr. Outdoors,” calls in to bring you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report, from RogueWeather.com. 7:35: Richard Marshall, from the Siskiyou Water Users Association, and Tom Mallams, Klamath County Commissioner talk with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking about a new Klamath Dams Project lawsuit. Read all about it right below: “Court brief shows California and Oregon broke law with Klamath Dam removal plan.”

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:35: Melissa Henson, Program Director for the Parents Television Council kicks off our guest lineup today. Melissa joins us today with an update on their struggle for a TV Ratings Reform. The reform would ensure that the parental guidelines are accurate, consistent, transparent and publicly accountable. The PTC, other pro-family leaders, and members of the public recently filed FCC comments on the matter; all but one of the 1700+ comments share how unreliable the TV ratings system is for families. Naturally, the one that didn’t was from the entertainment industry (specifically, from the NAB, NCTA and MPAA), and the PTC predicted the industry’s response to keep the status quo perfectly here. But keeping the status quo will allow children to be exposed to more harmful adult content on TV 7:10: Luke Niforatas from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, (SAM), calls in today. A landmark study published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry Journal finds that daily use of high potency marijuana is linked to greater rates of psychosis in Europe. According to the study, an estimated five in ten new cases of psychosis in Amsterdam and three in ten new cases in London are linked with high potency marijuana use. “This study is groundbreaking,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and a former Obama Administration drug policy advisor. “It is the first to show how marijuana impacts population rates of psychosis – and it’s results are chilling. For years we have known that low potency marijuana was damaging to mental health. Now the scientific literature is catching up with the rapidly increasing THC potency we are seeing on the market today.” Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is a nonpartisan, non-profit alliance of physicians, policy makers, prevention workers, treatment and recovery professionals, scientists, and other concerned citizens opposed to marijuana legalization who want health and scientific evidence to guide marijuana policies. SAM has affiliates in more than 30 states. 7:35: Jennifer Ausland of Copeland Landscape Supply in Grants Pass joins Bill in studio. Today, we’re discussing the efforts to seize Copeland and other properties in order to build the new Grants Pass Water treatment plant. Here’s a latest story on the issue from KOBI 5. 8:10: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill today. Gun bills are on the move in the State Legislature, and its now time to get busy pushing back. See more over at: OregonFirearms.org.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:35: Eric Pratt, Exectutive Director of Gun Owners of America kicks off today’s guest lineup. We’ll be talking with Eric today about how a week from now, President Trump’s bumpstock ban goes into effect. This is the President’s first gun control push, though even the Obama Administration decreed that bumpstocks were perfectly legal. Gun Owners of America has joined in on a lawsuit to hold off this ban. Check out more over at: GunOwners.org. 7:10: Kim Wallan, State Representative from District 6 – Medford calls in for a Legislative session update. 7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joins Bill in Studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week. Would you like to know more? 8:35: Jim Ludwick from Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill today. The U.S. Supreme Court in a huge victory for American sovereignty and the Rule of Law ruled that the statute at issue clearly requires mandatory detention of specified criminal aliens, without bond, pending their removal. Let’s see some more common-sense rulings. BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Limits Sanctuary Laws’ Effect WASHINGTON – Today the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Nielsen v. Preap, in which criminal aliens claimed they were due bond hearings disallowed by Congress because immigration officials did not arrest them immediately after their release from state jails. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case in support of the government. Following IRLI’s reasoning, the Supreme Court held that the statute at issue clearly requires mandatory detention of specified criminal aliens, without bond, pending their removal – even if immigration officers did not arrest those aliens, as the statute also requires, “when released” from state custody. IRLI had also argued that reading the statute to exempt later-arrested criminal aliens from mandatory detention would give extra force to sanctuary laws, such as California’s, that leave federal officials in the dark about when criminal aliens will be released, allowing them to disappear into communities and evade arrest. The Court agreed with IRLI that Congress was most unlikely to have intended any such result. “Sanctuary laws are the very reason many criminal aliens are not taken into detention right after they leave state custody,” explained Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. “It would be absurd if that delay gave them the further boon of being exempt from mandatory detention once they were caught. There is no way Congress intended to let jurisdictions leverage their unconstitutional sanctuary policies into yet further interference with immigration law enforcement.” The case is Nielsen v. Preap, No. 16-1363 (Supreme Court). For more details, see Fox New Report: Supreme Court hands Trump administration a victory in immigration battle.  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-administration-notches-victory-in-immigration-battle-with-supreme-court-ruling. You can read the Associated Press account here: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/supreme-court-rules-against-immigrants-in-detention-case/

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill today. Today we’ll be talking with Eric about ASS. What is that you ask? Simply, it’s the Automatic Start/Stop system, (ASS), that’s being put into many of today’s cars. Eric and Bill will discuss just what this is. Why not read Eric’s article on ASS over at EPAutos.com? “The Unintended Consequences of ASS” Head over to EPAutos.com to get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks SUVs and bikes, and get a bit of conservative thought as pertains to the automotive industry too. 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Tuesday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report. 7:35: Colleen Roberts, Jackson County Commissioner joins Bill, live in studio. We’ll talk with Colleen about the recent meeting of the National Association of Counties, and the wildfire/smoke work submitted by Jackson County. 8:10: Tom Clavin, author of the book: “Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter,” chats with Bill. In the book Tom takes you into an in depth study of the man that many known as “Wild Bill” Hickok. You can get your copy of the book over at Amazon, or at KirkusReviews.com. And, learn more about Tom at his website: TomClavin.com. 8:45: Kena Sampson and Courtney Dillard with Sparrow Clubs join Bill in studio.
 

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