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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 8, 2018:
6:20: Tim Winter, President of the Parents Television Council talks with Bill. With the recent suicides of TV personality Anthony Bourdain and fashion mogul Kate Spade, suicide is, sadly, trending hotly at present. Tim Winter and the Parents Television Council are still leading their effort to get a popular Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why,” which depicts the 13 reasons why a teenage girl committed suicide.
The Parents Television Council issued a statement challenging Netflix CEO Reed Hasting’s response to a question he received at the company shareholder meeting yesterday concerning the backlash against “13 Reasons Why,” and announced an online petition for people to sign urging Netflix to cease distribution of the series.
According to Deadline, Hastings said, “13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content. It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.”
“13 Reasons Why” Season 1 was cloaked in explicit sexual violence, profanity and substance abuse; and it included what is likely the most graphic suicide scene ever produced for video or film, that of the lead teenage female character slitting her wrists. Among the volumes of dark, explicit content on season 2 is a teenage boy graphically being sodomized with a mop; this boy then seeks revenge by planning a school shooting. Academic research demonstrated a 26% increase in the Google search term for “How to Kill Myself” following the Season 1 release.
Join in the fight to have Netflix pull the series from its programming by signing the petition.
See more at: ParentsTV.org.
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, joins the show to bring to you, The Weekly Swamp Update, from Washington D.C.
Check out more at: DailyTorch.com.
7:35: Dan Skudstad, Account Executive with the Grants Pass Daily Courier joins Bill, live in studio. Continuing with our suicide theme, the Courier is working on a new, not-for-profit, section of the paper, dedicated to suicide prevention.
While the paper will not be taking advertising dollars for the section, they are seeking donations to make it happen.
8:10: David Horowitz, best-selling author of numerous books such as his latest one: “Volume IX: Ruling Ideas: The Black Book of The American Left,” and conservative intellectual talks with Bill this hour.
We’re talking with David this hour about how colleges and major universities are not really dealing with campus violence, particularly when the violence is against conservative and Right-wing speakers, or speech. But, the Left seems to get all the support they need.
Conservative author and intellectual, David Horowitz condemned the University of California-Santa Cruz for shirking its responsibility to ensure civil discourse, promote intellectual diversity, and protect the speech of conservative speakers on campus. Horowitz spoke at at the University earlier this week, but in order to proceed with his event he was forced to sign a waiver absolving UC-Santa Cruz of any responsibility for harm that might come to him even if that harm is caused by “negligence” on the part of the university.
Horowitz issued a statement explaining his position: “Since conservatives have been the targets of virtually all the protests and violence against visiting speakers, while leftists have been the perpetrators, this waiver is in practice a decision by the university to join the left’s hostile treatment of conservative voices, and its general attack on scholarly discourse and free speech.”
In recent years, conservatives such as Charles Murray, Heather MacDonald, and Milo Yiannopoulos who have attempted to speak on college campuses have been met by angry leftist mobs, determined to censor their speech through threats and violence. Instead of defending conservatives’ right to speak, many prominent universities have instead used such protests as an excuse to ban conservative speakers from campus entirely, or to insist on exorbitant security fees and onerous restrictions that make it impossible for student conservative groups to hold events. UC-Santa Cruz’s waiver policy is a new twist in these tactics that allow universities to exempt themselves from any responsibility to protect unpopular speech and open dialogue on campus.
“The waiver policy of UC Santa Cruz administrators is a betrayal of their duty as public officials to protect free speech and intellectual diversity. I agreed to sign the waiver, and come to campus, and take the risk, only because I did not wish to disappoint the students who invited me and worked so hard to make the occasion a success,” Horowitz declares in his statement.
As for the other campuses which have similar policies and procedures in place to inhibit conservative speakers, Horowitz reserves some select words for them as well:
“Santa Cruz is not alone in this descent into intellectual barbarism. Over the last thirty years, universities across the country have abandoned their liberal ideals and become one-party states, where conservatives and conservative ideas are treated as alien intruders into their sanctuaries for radical prejudice… And over the last twenty years even visits by conservative speakers unconnected to the university have become contested occasions where leftwing activists obstruct, slander, and attempt to disrupt the visitors’ efforts to present a conservative point of view. This is a national outrage – an offense to the very idea of education in a democracy like ours. And it is supported by university administrators.”
David Horowitz is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a not-for-profit organization which was founded in 1988 and is located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign. Mr. Horowitz has spoken on upwards of 200 college and university campuses over the past 20 years.
Grab your copy of “Volume IX: Ruling Ideas: The Black Book of The American Left,” by clicking HERE.
8:45: Mike Taylor with Hilton Landscape Supply, drops by the studio along with, Tom Herlihy, the “Worm Wrangler.” Today, we’ll discuss Saturday morning’s The Rogue Gardener show with Stan Mapolski at Hilton Landscape Supply from 10AM to Noon.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, June 7, 2018:
6:35: Michael Daugherty, Director at The National Cyber Security Society and a Board Member at Netshield Corporation: The Global Leader in Affordable Breach Prevention. He is author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-security, Medicine and Small Business.
“Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence”
Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday.
The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that has been flagged by American intelligence officials as a national security threat, as well as to Lenovo, Oppo and TCL.
The four partnerships remain in effect, but Facebook officials said in an interview that the company would wind down the Huawei deal by the end of the week.
Facebook gave access to the Chinese device makers along with other manufacturers — including Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung — whose agreements were disclosed by The New York Times on Sunday.–New York Times
Learn more at: TheDevilInsideTheBeltway.com.
7:35: Curt Mills, Foreign Affairs Reporter at The National Interest magazine in Washington, DC, where he covers the State Department, the National Security Council and the Trump presidency.
Today, we’ll be discussing the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un.
Curt is author of the book: “Knifefight: The Battle for the Foreign Policy of the American Right in the Trump Era.”
8:45: Dave Ewing from the Army, Navy, Marine Store will be in studio today, for “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, June 6, 2018:
6:35: Joel Block, entrepreneur, financial expert, hedge fund manager, venture capitalist and author of the book: “Stop Hustling Gigs and Start Building a Business,” talks with Bill.
With a number of critical decisions set to be released by the Supreme Court this month, one in particular could have wide-ranging impact on our economy and on the very principle of federalism. In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Court will decide whether to uphold its earlier decision that states cannot force businesses to collect and remit sales taxes unless the businesses has a physical presence in their state. A bad decision from the court – as well as possible legislation from Congress – would lead to Internet sales taxes that harm hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the nation and change the very face of the Internet economy.
Read an opinion piece over at Townhall.com for more information: “The Internet Sales Tax: A Threat to Small Business and Federalism.”
Learn more about Joel at: CsuiteNetwork.com.
7:10: Dr. Peter Ward, volcanologist and author of: “What Really Causes Global Warming: Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?” talks with Bill.
We’ll delve into the explosive Vulcan Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the continuing activity of Kilauea in Hawaii, and the earth rocking and rolling some more.
Learn more at: WhyClimateChanges.com
7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department comes into the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:45: Mike G. with the Britt Festival stops by the studio to tell you about the latest acts, and other goings-on at the Britt Festival.
Find out more, and get show information and tickets at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, June 5, 2018:
7:10: Chelsey Youman, an attorney with First Liberty Institute, whose mission is: “Restoring Religious Liberty for All Americans,” chats with Bill this morning. We’ll delve into the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to side with a Colorado bakery, which denied service to a gay couple.
Learn more about Chelsey and get more great content at: FirstLiberty.org.
7:35: Heidi Smith, affectionately known as the “Crazy Chicken Lady,” joins Bill, live in studio today. We’ll discuss the City of Medford’s crack down on chickens, and also how our fine feathered friends may HELP with climate change issues.
Learn more at this Facebook page: Medford Chicken Advocates.
8:10: Roger Gannam, Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs for The Liberty Counsel talks with Bill. Roger is here with more analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to side with a Colorado baker which denied service to a gay couple.
The Liberty Counsel is an international, non-profit, litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family. The counsel has offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington D.C. and also has a presence in Israel.
Find out more at: LC.org.
8:35: Brent Homan and Randall Lee, the men from Advanced Air, join Bill in studio for today’s edition of: Whose Business Is It Anyway?
Well, summer’s-a-comin. And the fellas are here to tell you about new deals at Advanced Air, tax savings and new positions opening up if you’re looking for work.
Check Advanced Air out today at: AdvancedAir.com. Or, give them a call for a free quote and other good deals at: 541-772-6866.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, June 4, 2018:
6:35: Gregory Wrightstone, Geologist and author of: Inconvenient Facts: What Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know, talks with Bill today.
Are international investments being affected by climate change? We’ll discuss it. READ: Europe’s Largest Asset Manager Sees ‘Tipping Point’ on Climate.
Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience researching and studying various aspects of the Earth’s processes. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University and a master’s from West Virginia University, both in the field of geology. He has written and presented extensively on many aspects of geology including how paleogeography and paleoclimate control geologic processes. His findings have allowed him to speak at many venues around the world including Ireland, England, China and most recently India. Gregory is a strong proponent of the scientific process and believes that policy decisions should be driven by science, facts and data, not a political agenda.
Get more information at: OregonFirearms.org.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of Visiting Past & Present.
The Old Wood House
Seen today from Highway 62 and nearly 1-1/2 miles north of Eagle Point, the “Old Wood House” is a testimonial to the hard, unsung efforts of historical preservationists. Owing to the continuing efforts of Skip Geear and other volunteers, this 1870’s homestead has preserved what life was like then. Due to its old, weathered condition and Mt. McLoughlin’s background, the Wood House easily is the most photographed and easel-painted pioneer house in the Pacific Northwest.
The story starts with Marvin S. Wood, who was a wounded Civil War veteran. With his brother Dennis, Marvin came to Southern Oregon in 1868 and established a homestead above Eagle Point. When Dennis Wood died in 1869, Marvin filed a land patent one year later and built the existing house. He married Susan Griffith in 1876, and the couple had three children: daughters Ora and Mayme, and a son, Walter.
Walter Wood was born in the house in 1881, and he lived there for his entire life and death in 1974. The Wood House was at risk of being demolished on different occasions. In 1946, Highway 62 was widened. With this in the way of the bulldozer’s blade, Walter Wood, as the last surviving descendant, fought the State of Oregon to save his home. He caused the purchase of the 38 acres across the highway and then moved the house to its present location, where it still stands today.
The house never had electricity or inside plumbing. Three lights then were installed inside with a sink and running water in the kitchen; an outhouse was still used. After Walter Wood died, the house was boarded up and abandoned. Although a California investor in 1983 bought the house and acreage, the home deteriorated and blackberry bushes and brush took over. Vandals removed nearly all of the doors and windows and set the house on fire several times; the house didn’t burn down.
The owner in 2000 donated the structure to the Eagle Point Historical Society. Although retaining the land, he gave the society a one-acre lease underneath the house at $200 per month. With donations of money and time, the society restored the weather-beaten place. The roof was re-shingled with old cedar shakes, doors and windows added, and the structure made sound. No improvements were made inside, so that the house still looks as it did in the 1870s.
Judson Parsons and Diana Gardener from Salem bought the property in 2006 and greatly helped the volunteers. They entered into a new lease on two acres, but at $1 per year, instead of the original $2,400 per year. When Jackson County discontinued the funding to all fourteen of the local historical societies in 2007 (taking the proceeds from a state-wide levy), the Wood House was again at risk. The Eagle Point Historical Society had no funds to continue.
The City of Eagle Point took title to all of its assets except for the Wood House and the historical society was dissolved. Skip and Charlotte Geear formed a nonprofit organization, the Woodhouse Preservation Group, which received title to the Old Wood House. Working throughout all of these travails was Skip Geear and his wife, who deserve the credit for preserving, maintaining, and exhibiting the house—improved inside and out—as it is seen today.
Only donations and volunteer work maintain the property. There are no paid employees, nor any tax money used in this effort. Annual events to raise money are held, such as a Civil War reenactment, Farm Festival Show (including a photography and art show), and other events. Free tours of the Wood House are given during each event and by appointment otherwise.
As Skip Geear’s website concludes: “Since the beginning in 1870, the Wood House has fought heavy rains, snow, the Columbus Day storm, hail, fire, vandalism and county politics, and through all of this, the house still remains to welcome you to come and visit.” These volunteer efforts should also be congratulated.
Sources: Skip Geear, “The Old Wood House,” December 4, 2011, at The Old Wood House (With Images).
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 1, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill from Washington D.C. AKA “The Swamp,” for this week’s, Swamp Update.
8:10: Horace Cooper, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research talks with Bill today.
Today, we’re discussing an article, posted at the National Center for Public Policy Reasearch’s website:
Horace is also the Co-Chairman of Project 21: The Black Leadership Network. He is also a legal commentator. Not only that, Horace has taught constitutional law at George Mason University in Virginia and was a senior counsel to U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
Find out more at: NationalCenter.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, May 31, 2018:
6:35: Julie Gunlock of the Independent Women’s Forum chats with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking with Julie about the recent wave of opiod crisis lawsuits.
In a desperate attempt to fill their empty coffers and convince voters they are doing something — anything — to stop the current opioid abuse epidemic, hundreds of cities, counties, Native American tribes and hospitals are suing pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid abuse crisis.
But even if they succeed, it’s unlikely these lawsuits will do anything to curb the opiod abuse problem.
Jennifer Braceras, Senior Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, writes in her latest blog post.
[W]ith more than 1,100 lawyers representing the parties, any settlement will be diluted by paying out legal fees to scores of attorneys before ever reaching the government. And what money does find its way into government coffers is likely to be used not for public health efforts, but rather to close current budget deficits. This is precisely what happened with the tobacco settlements, in which only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars that tobacco companies paid to state governments was spent on prevention.
In March, CNBC reported President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the federal government might join efforts to sue drug companies and distributors.
It shouldn’t because, as Margaret Little notes, it is the public that ultimately pays the price in the form of “vastly higher pharmaceutical prices, which can only have a deleterious effect on already out of control health care costs and a struggling economy.”
Find out more at: IWF.org.
7:35: Jim Ludwick with Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill. The University of Oregon is suing OFIR for it’s use of the “O” and we’ll also discuss the continuing fight against Oregon’s “sanctuary” cities.
You can find out more at: OregonIR.org.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on Green Mafia shenanigans, friend of the Bill Meyer Show and all around nice guy, leaves his hidden Southern Oregon bunker and joins Bill in studio today.
Mr. X will have the rundown of last night’s Talent Town Hall meeting on smart meters.
8:35: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert, journalist and outdoorsman talks with Bill from Siskiyou County today.
Now that fire season is looming on the horizon, Capt. Bill is here to talk about a “Let It Burn,” proponent that will be speaking in Medford tonight!
Read more from Capt. Bill at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, May 30, 2018:
6:35: Matt Philbin, Managing Editor for MRC Culture chats with Bill. ABC ended up canceling right-wing television show “Roseanne,” after the lead actress, Roseanne Barr, released a series of tweets aimed at Chelsea Clinton, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett and CNN’s Chris Cillizza. One tweet said, “Chelsea Soros Clinton”, implying that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton was married to a nephew of Liberal megadonor George Soros, she later retracted her comment after realizing it wasn’t true. Another tweet joked that if the Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby, the offspring would resemble former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Earlier this year, ABC’s The View cohost Joy Behar made controversial remarks about Vice President Mike Pence’s faith. Will ABC treat controversial liberals like Behar the same way going forward?
Read the article for yourself: “Roseanne Cancelled Following Tweet On Valerie Jarrett.”
7:10: Eli Dimitru, a concerned citizen, who is encouraging people to attend the smart meter meeting in Talent this evening.
You can learn more about the cause at: Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.org.
7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio to bring to you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:10: Gary Leaming from the Oregon Department of Transportation drops by the studio. Today, we’ll get an update on the various road projects going on around the area. Also, we’ll take your calls on roads and other issues.
8:35: Lee Greene and Tom Lowell of JCConcerts, along with members of Sonido Alegre: Charles Guy, Linda Powers and David Bolen join Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Get show dates and tickets at: JCConcerts.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, May 25, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show. It’s the latest of the week from The Swamp, or Mordor on The Potomac! We’ll be talking North Korea and more.
Check out more at DailyTorch.com.
7:15: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian thinker talks with Bill. Well, it appears that Green Mafia darling Elon Musk is at it again! But this time, it may be his undoing.
Read Eric’s article: “Elon’s Undoing”
Also, don’t forget you can read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.
8:10: Dr. Richard Alan Miller author and researcher, reveals a depth of knowledge and experience in Alternative Agriculture, Physics, and Metaphysics. Miller began working in the secret world of Navy Intel (Seal Corp. and then MRU) in the late 60s, and now has amazing experiences and conclusions to share.
We’ll be talking today about the rise of Smart Meters, and the rollout of the 5G wireless network, to which, Dr. Miller is a critic.
You can check out more at: RichardAlanMiller.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, May 24, 2018:
7:10: Randal O’Toole, a Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute chats with Bill today. Randall is also the author of “Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What To Do About It.” Randall says that we should stop subsidizing mass transit. We’ll tell you why.
Read Randall’s article about the subject: “Why We Need to Stop Subsidizing Public Transit.”
Find out more at Cato.org.
8:10: Gary Lake, former Karuk Tribe of California council member and member of the Shasta Nation & John Martinez, also a member of the Shasta Nation chats with Bill. Gary has more information on the controversial effort of the Ruffey Rancheria to regain federal recognition via HR 3535. Gary says that there’s even an Iraq connection with this Ruffey Rancheria. We’ll discuss it. Gary and John want a full investigation into this thing before any federal recognition can take place.
Documents from Gary Lake which we were discussing:
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, May 23, 2018:
6:35: Al Perotta, Managing Editor over at TheStream.org, and co-author of the new book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration,” chats with Bill. Al writes about his new book right here:
All of us are decedents of immigrants. Al notes, “When it comes to the immigration debate I’d argue most Americans…simply want to say to those who are hoping to enter the country, “Stay on the Path!” We’ve built a path to the door and beyond the door is the American Dream. Just stay on the path.”
Al writes our ancestors were coming in search of a better life, “Just an opportunity to make a better life — an American life — for their families. They pushed and scraped. They hung on when so many others who came over from Europe returned home. They did not wave the flags of their native country while demanding more and more from the citizens of their new country.”
Get your copy by clicking right HERE, or wherever books are sold!
7:10: Melissa Henson, Program Manager with the Parent’s Television Council chats with Bill.
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents and schools about the content found in Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2, which was just released on the platform last Friday, and has called on Netflix to pull the series entirely because of the potentially harmful content.
The second season of “13 Reasons Why” picks up with a lawsuit brought by the family of Hannah Baker against the school for failing to protect their daughter, and the many lives impacted by Hannah’s suicide. As the story unfolds, viewers learn about a pattern of coercive and predatory sexual behavior by the “jocks” against many female students at the school; the administration prioritizing and protecting the athletics program at the expense of the emotional and physical well-being of many of the students; and the “system’s” (school guidance counselors, teachers and administrators; parents; the criminal justice system) consistent failure to protect the kids who were being bullied and abused. One of the horrifying moments in the series is a group of boys sodomizing a teenage boy with a mop handle. This character is then shown plotting revenge by planning a school shooting.
“Netflix has delivered a ticking time bomb to teens and children who watch ’13 Reasons Why.’ The content and thematic elements of the second season are even worse than we expected. We would have liked to have 13 reasons for hope and redemption following the graphic suicide of the lead female teen character, but rather than providing a path forward, the season only provides cause for despondency,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
You can read the article for yourself: “Urgent Warning to Parents and Schools About Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2.”
7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office drops by the studio, to bring to you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, May 22, 2018:
6:35: Sally Pipes, President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute chats with Bill today. We’re discussing Sally’s article at Forbes.com:
Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., recently introduced the “Choose Medicare Act,” which would give every American the option to buy into Medicare. Their colleagues have already rolled out three other bills that would provide for a more limited Medicare buy-in, a Medicaid buy-in, and a full-fledged, government-run, single-payer system.
All of these bills would lead to the same inevitable outcome — a federal takeover of the nation’s healthcare system. Each of the government-sponsored buy-in plans could operate at a loss indefinitely. Private insurers don’t have that luxury; they’d ultimately go out of business.
You can learn more about Sally and her works at: EncounterBooks.com.
7:35: State Representative Sal Esquivel calls into the show to bring to you the latest on the Special Session of the Oregon Legislature.
8:10: Sharon Lee, of the Southern Oregon Lyme Disease Support Group joins Bill in studio. We’ll be talking about tickborne diseases and how to treat them. Here are some documents you can look at, that are loaded with great information on ticks and lyme disease:
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, May 21, 2018:
6:35: Dr. Joshua Estrin Ph D. a leading conflict analysis expert, talks with Bill today. Today we’re talking about, yet another, shooting at a government school, this time in Santa Fe, Texas. Despite the student protests and focus on assault weapons, school shootings are still happening. For all the talk of making our schools safe, they are not. There are still security failures. Parents fear every day if their child will make it home. Can anything be done to make our schools safe? Do we have to think that a potential school shooting is now the new reality? Can anything be done?
Dr. Estrin says that this is not about gun control as many have argued including the students but rather a failure in the approach to security. He says over and over there have been glaring and major lapses with security that allowed these events to happen and they are never fixed. Even though, he personally favors gun control, Dr. Estrin says that is not even an issue. The issue that must be fixed are glaring failures in security and security protocols.
Learn more about Dr. Estrin at his website: sa-estrin.com.
7:15: Jered Gritters, Director of Cascade Christian High School’s Vo-Tech Program. In the wake of the rejection of the Medford School District’s bond measure, what other options are there? We’ll talk with Jered Gritters, who will tell you how Cascade Christian teaches vocational and technical training.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” This week:
The Boatnik Celebration of Grants Pass
The activities start Thursday evening at the park with food, rides, games and activities. Friday usually includes a fireworks display on the river. Saturday starts with the Boatnik parade that ends at Riverside Park; activities continue there over the weekend with sprint and drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, a pizza eating contest, Bingo, food vendors, and numerous other events. On Memorial Day, the Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race is on. This event is named after Tom Rice, a local State Marine Deputy who was very well liked, highly regarded, and lost his life in a 2002 helicopter crash on the river. More activities, a free sundae giveaway, and a second night of fireworks follow.
All of the funds raised from Boatnik by the nonprofit Active Club are earmarked for an impressive list of recipients. In supporting different programs, donations are made to 4-H programs, poor children, Pop Warner Football, the Boys and Girls Club, Girl and Boy Scouts of America, American Little League baseball, DARE, high school scholarships, youth soccer programs, and school programs. The club has purchased playground equipment for local parks; helped needy children and families during the holidays by providing toys and coats; and has provided nearly a hundred thousand dollars in scholarships to area seniors since this program’s inception.
One of Oregon’s largest festivals, the big draw is the hydroplane racing. The drag boat racing over the weekend and hydroplane time trials on Sunday focus attention on the coming Memorial Day hydroplane, white-water racing contest. With timing lights and a scoreboard, sheer speed shows when the racers and their boats perform. The drag boats typically race from 120- to 130-mph and can finish the 1/4-mile course in 6-1/2 seconds. The sprint boats can travel up to 80 mph in their races, but with tight turns through the buoyed course in front of Riverside Park.
The Tom Rice Memorial is the biggest race for the annual Oregon-California River Racers Series and is two complete laps at this time between Riverside Park and Robertson Bridge, thirteen miles down the river. Whether speeding over the Rogue River filled with rocks, rapids, tree limbs, other racers, or racing around a tight buoy course, a certain amount of fearlessness is definitely in order. And all of this is for charity.
Sources: “Boatnik: Purpose,” at Boatnik; Larry Cathey, “Hydroplane Race Should Be One Wild Ride,” May 27, 2011, Daily Courier at About Hydroplane Racing; “Cal-Ore. Hydroplane River Racers; Boatnik 2011 Whitewater Race,” at Youtube Hydroplane Video.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, May 18, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill. It’s an update from The Swamp. Rick, who was also a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, will bring to you the latest happening with the federal government.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.
7:15: Norbert Richter, Founder of FireYourCongressman.com, chats with Bill this morning. FireYourCongressman.com is a PAC that pools money to go after various members of congress. We’ll discuss it.
Check out more: FireYourCongressman.com.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia and friend of the Bill Meyer Show, calls in.
The City of Medford is being sued by a group of enviro-commies from Portland, (don’t know what business it is of theirs what happens down here?), saying that Medford’s sewage treatment plant is polluting the Rogue River. Mr. X says that the suit should be thrown out of court. We’ll discuss why.
8:45: Mike Taylor of Hilton Landscape Supply along with Dan Mecun with Bigfoot Mycorrhizae drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
You can drop by Hilton Landscape Supply at: 8087 Blackwell Road in Central Point.
You Haul We Deliver! Call for a free quote: 541-664-3374
Also online: HiltonLandscapeSupply.com.
Thanks to Kevin Gee for the clip from last night’s RVTD budget committee meeting