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Bill’s Guests: Friday, May 3, 2019
6:35 Rick Manning from Americans for Limited Government – www.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!
210 Hersey St. Ashland
PHONE: (800) 547-0222
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.
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
FIGHT TO TAKE YOUR POWER BACK!!!
Click the link below to download a PDF file of Pacific Corp’s Stakeholder Feedback Form, and let your voice be heard!
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.
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.
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.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:35: The Crime Stoppers Case of The Week with MPD’s Lt. Graham.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.