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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!
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 Magnet—City 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
- New research from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) identifies more than $232 billion in critical public transportation projects in urgent need of investment.
- A new report shows that OR Infrastructure has many needs across the state and proposes where funds could help improve local transit.
- 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.
- 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:
(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
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
Dating back to the mid-1800s, passersby described the shady cove—from 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.