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  • 06-24-16 ROGUE RIVER POLICE SEARCH FOR POS...

    ROGUE RIVER POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN, THAT THEY CLAIM PASSED TWO COUNTERFEIT $100 BILLS AT THE ROGUE RIVER CHEVRON, TO BUY LOTTERY TICKETS. POLICE SAY THE MAN ATTEMPTED TO TRY AGAIN A FEW DAYS LATER, WITH ANOTHER PERSON, BUT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE POLICE SAY THAT THE MAN MAY BE FROM THE AREA OF TRAIL, AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN, YOU ARE ASKED TO CONTACT ROGUE RIVER POLICE.

  • 06-24-16 CEMETERY NEIGHBORS CONTINUE OPPOS...

    NEIGHBORS OF THE EAGLE POINT NATIONAL CEMETERY CONTINUE THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE EXANSION. SOME REACHED OUT TO CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN, AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED TO THE HOMEOWNERS THAT THEY SEND A LETTER TO THE VETERAN’S AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION, WHICH THEY PLAN TO DO ON FRIDAY.

  • 06-24-16 911 SERVICES RESTORED IN CURRY CO...

    911 SERVICES HAVE BEEN RESTORED IN CURRY COUNTY, AFTER THE SERVICE WENT DOWN EARLIER THIS WEEK. ACCORDING TO THE BROOKINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE PROBLEM WAS THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS AND VERIZON. SOME CURRY COUNTY TOWNS WERE PROVIDED WITH ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL IF 911 DID NOT WORK.

  • 06-24-16 STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS OREGON...

    WITH INDEPENDENCE DAY COMING SOON, THE OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL WANTS TO REMIND OREGONIANS TO BE SMART AROUND FIREWORKS. THE OFFICE ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO KEEP IT LEGAL, KEEP IT SAFE. OREGON LAW PROHIBITS THE POSSESSION, USE OR SALE OF FIREWORKS THAT EXPLODE, FLY OR TRAVEL MORE THAN 6 FEET ON THE GROUND OR 12 INCHES INTO THE AIR.

  • 06-23-16 MEDFORD WATER COMMISSION FINDS PI...

    IN ITS SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE LEAD LEACHING PIPE SYSTEMS IN MEDFORD, THE MEDFORD WATER COMMISSION FOUND A ONE PIGTAIL, WITH LEAD CONNECTORS ON OADKALE AVENUE, WEDNESDAY MORNING. WORKERS WILL CONTINUE TO GO METER TO METER, TO CHECK AND SEE IF ALL PIPES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. CREWS WILL STILL HAVE ABOUT 22 SITES THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED AT TO SEE WHAT KIND OF PIPE MATERIAL IS DOWN THERE.

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  • 6-20 TO 6-24-2016



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    MONDAY 6-13-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

    TUESDAY 6-14-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

    WEDNESDAY 6-22-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM

    THURSDAY 6-23-16 PODCASTS 6AM  7AM  8AM 

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    ALL PODCASTS (last 90 days) on BillMeyerShow.Com


    I THINK TRUMP "LET HER HAVE IT"

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    BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-23-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AND THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT PUT ON BY THE FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM. DAY 2.

    6:12: Dan Stein. The President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins Bill to talk about how House Democrats seem to be turning a blind eye toward illegal immigration. Learn more at fairus.org.

    6:35: Erica Valdez, a New Mexico rancher, who ranches more than 40,000 acres along the border gives Bill a firsthand account of how lax security is on the border, and her feeling on a possible border wall.

    7:10: Rusty Fleming, director of the hard-hitting documentary: Drug Wars, talks with Bill about how the Mexican drug cartels are, in a way, invading American schools, and using street gangs to recruit operatives here in the United States.

    Learn more about Rusty at rustyflemingconsulting.com.

    7:25: Chris Cabrera, Vice President and Spokesperson of the National Border Patrol Council, and Border Patrol agent, chats with Bill about the reality of the fight to protect America’s borders in the State of Texas.

    7:43: Jack Martin, a Native Oregonian, and Director of Special Projects, Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR), joins Bill to talk about the financial burden of immigration on American taxpayers, specifically, in the State of Oregon.

    8:07: John Miano, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, and co-author of the book: Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers with Michelle Malkin, chats with Bill about the effect of illegal immigration on the American tech-workforce. Read John’s Blog right HERE.

    8:24: Congressman Steve King, representative of Iowa’s 4th District, talks with Bill about the Democrats “sitting-in”, immigration, Paul Ryan and other goings-on in Washington D.C.

    8:50: Neil Munro, a Washington D.C. editor of Breitbart News, joins Bill in the booth for a journalistic perspective on immigration, and its impact on the 2016 election. Check out Neil’s articles on Breitbart.com, right HERE.

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    BILL’S GUESTS FOR 6-22-2016: LIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. AT THE “HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE” EVENT.

    6:12: Ira Mehlman, Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, chats with Bill to talk about the consequences of illegal immigration on the American workforce. Learn more at fairus.org.

    6:22: Sheriff Paul Babeu, of Pinal County, Arizona, talks with Bill about his county’s struggle with illegal immigration, despite being 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

    6:30: Don Rosenburg. Mr. Rosenburg’s son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant driver while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco, a known sanctuary city, in 2010. You can read the story of Mr. Rosenberg’s struggle for justice for his son right here at UnlicensedToKill.org.

    7:20: Lou Barletta, Republican congressman from Pennslyvania’s 11th District stops by to chat with Bill about the squeezing of The Keystone State’s workforce by illegal immigration.

    7:30: Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joins Bill. You can read Jessica’s blog right HERE, and for more information on CIS, click here.

    7:45: Joe Guzzardi, Media Director for Californians for Population Stabilization, chats with Bill about California’s problems with Illegal immigration. Check out Joe’s blog right HERE. For more information on CAPS, click right HERE.

    8:20: Michael Harrison, Publisher and Editor of Talkers Magazine, joins Bill about talk radio vs. other media outlets in America today.

    8:35: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman, and founder of Team America PAC, talks with Bill about how to protect our borders, language, and shared American culture.

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    BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-20-2016:

    6:35: Dale Matthews with Badcounty.com chats with Bill about all things in Josephine County news.

    7:05: Greg Roberts. Mr Outdoors himself of Rogueweather.com, brings you The Monday Outdoor Report. Brought to you by

    Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

    7:15: Dr. Bud Pierce, GOP candidate for Oregon governor, chats with Bill about his plans for the state, if elected. You can find more information at BudPierceforOregon.com.

    8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for Visiting Past & Present. Today's visit: Del Rio Vineyards.

    8:35: The folks from Logos Charter School join Bill in studio for today's "Whose Business Is It Anyway?" interview.

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    HOW IS SENATOR JEFF "THE MERK" GOING TO SPIN THIS?

    Important bad news always gets released on Fridays - 2017 health insurance price increases for Jackson County from the state are shocking -15, 25, 35% increases, and MANY companies no longer offering policies. Torches and Pitchforks are in order for supporters and voters for the "Unaffordable and Unavailable Care Act". See the rates at http://www.oregon.gov/…/Ins…/healthrates/Pages/proposed.aspx


    NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG

    Headline on Jihad Watch speaks volumes: "51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims more loyal to Islam than to U.S.". Your open borders crowd, your PC butt-kissing "leaders" encourage a 5th Column. No wonder they want this, it creates the conflict to bringing on global government...to "keep you safe", of course.


    A good reminder...

    MEDFORD'S "LEAD" PROBLEM

    Curt Ankerberg pointed out to me something that most people overlooked. In the June 14th MT story "Commission employees went to a fire hydrant outside the building and collected a sample...Bristol said the city WOULDN'T GIVE PERMISSION TO TEST THE WATER AT THE METER", which would have been normal protocol. Adding she didn't know why the city didn't give permission.

    Hmmmm

    Given the other reports coming my way from FB friends saying there were lead connectors on 10th street paved over 15 years ago, one could be forgiven for wondering whether the city knows that there's either a serious, or at the very least EXPENSIVE problem brewing over these old pipes. What's more important - fixing old water pipes or $10 million + to widen and rebuild Foothill so the Good Ol' boys can develop the land without paying for street upgrades? <sarcasm alert>


    TERROR IN ORLANDO, AND BILL O'REILLY

    Right on cue, Bill O'Reilly talks of "Certain kinds of deadly weapons should be banned for sale by congressional legislation". And which ones might those be, Mr. O? The terrorist had a standard AR-style semiautomatic rifle owned by tens of millions of law-abiding Americans. He continues "The right to own firearms for personal protection, to protect your family, should be protected."

    Certainly a facile opinion from a New York type who thinks the 2nd amendment is there to protect you solely from someone kicking down your door, or to go duck hunting. What's lost in all the terror talk is the 2nd A is the right to revolution, to ultimately resist the government bastard trying to haul your family off to the gulag. Eviscerate what's left of that right, and we're little better off than the former Soviet Union, just with better cars and plentiful toilet paper.

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    BILL'S GUEST FOR 6-17-2016:

    7:05: The Oudoor Report, with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts, of Rogueweather.com, tells you what's the hot outdoor thing to do this weekend. Brought to you by Waterworld Boat & Powersport.

    7:10: Author Stephen Coontz chats with Bill about his latest book: Liberty's Last Stand. You can learn more about Stephen and his books at Coontz.com.

    7:35: Dive down the rabbit hole, as Mr. X joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest shenanigans from Gang Green, policy consensus and Kumbayah!

    8:10: Ruth Broadman, former president of Jackson County Republican Women, joins Bill in studio to express how important turnout is, in the upcoming general election.

    8:35: Greg Roberts returns to chat with Bill about the Jackson County wolf issue.

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    BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-15-2016:

    6:35: Gwen Patton, First Speaker for Pink Pistols International, chats with Bill, about the LGBT community and firearm ownership.

    Pink Pistols Saddened by Attack on Orlando Club

    Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”

    7:10: Dr. Merrill Matthews at the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill about a piece he wrote on Rare, how President Obama has built a wall of socialism, via Obamacare to keep the masses in. You can read the article right HERE.

    7:35: MPD Lt. Kerry Curtis joins Bill in studio for Crimestoppers, and the Case of The Week.

    8:35: Sara King Cole from Brittfest.org joins Bill in studio to talk about the latest Britt Festival shows.

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    BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-14-2016:

    6:15: Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America, chats with Bill about the aftermath of the Orlando mass murder, and the possible future of firearms in America.

    Larry Pratt now serves as the Executive Director Emeritus and served as Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than one million American gun owners dedicated to promoting their 2nd Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency. Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire, Larry King Live, and Piers Morgan Show, Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC’s Phil Donahue and Dan Abrams show, and many others. Larry Pratt has debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country. Pratt published a book, “Armed People Victorious,” in 1990 and was editor of a book, “Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias,” in 1995.

    His latest book is “On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty.”

    He has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

    6:35: Dale Matthews of Badcounty.com gives us an update on the goings-on in Josephine County.

    7:10: Jeff Clayton, Policy Director of The American Bail Coalition calls the show. Could the lack of bail bonds in Oregon be making our state a haven for bail jumpers from other states?

    Jeff Clayton joined the American Bail Coalition as Policy Director in May 2015. He has worked in various capacities as a public policy and government relations professional for fifteen years, and also as licensed attorney for the past twelve years. Most recently, he worked as the General Counsel for the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado, in addition to serving other clients in legal, legislative, and policy matters. Jeff spent six years in government service, representing the Colorado State Courts and Probation Department, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the United States Secretary of Transportation. He is also a prior Presidential Management Fellow and Finalist for the U.S. Supreme Court fellows program. Mr. Clayton holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University, a M.S. (Public Policy) from the University of Rochester, N.Y., and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

    7:35: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation, and "Concealed Carry Kevin," join Bill via phone, to talk about a situation that happened during SOU's graduation ceremony last Saturday. Was SOU's security agent lawfully asking Kevin to leave the premesis because he was carrying concealed? Bill, and the two Kevin's kick it around.

    My daughter graduated with honors from SOU on Saturday. It was a proud day for everyone in our family however it quickly turned into one of the most annoying days I've had. My whole family (some of which flew in from Oklahoma to see it) & friends took up a whole row. We had 12 people sitting through SOU's politically-correct ceremony, everything from a Native American walking along with their "flags" next to the American flag to some of the ridiculous speakers' comments on the environment. My husband sat on the far end next to a fence. Under his shirt on the side away from everyone else was his concealed carry gun. It was a 3 hour long ceremony so we were close to the people around us for a long period of time. Someone behind us must have gotten a glimpse of the outline of his gun when his tucked-in shirt blew in the breeze. The row behind us got up and left halfway through the ceremony and I heard one of them say how uncomfortable they felt.That's when security came, asked my husband if he carried concealed, and told him that he had to leave our daughter's graduation ceremony. He didn't want to cause a scene so he left and put his gun in the car. I'm sure the people behind us felt safer but we all know thats just ignorace. I was annoyed at their stupidity and SOU's ridiculous (and most likely illegal) policy. 
     
       My anger boiled even more when a few hours later that day the shooting occurred in Orlando. Wake up,  America! It's not the concealed gun owner to fear! They are the ones who will help protect you when the nutcase arrives who wants to shoot your loved ones. Gun-free zones are advertisements for killers to come there and shoot people since no one will be armed, not even SOU's so called security. 
     
        Signed,
         A Concealed Carry Family

     

    8:35: Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel gives us the latest on what's going on in Salem. Here's a link to Mr. Esquivel's website.

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    BILL'S GUESTS FOR 6-13-2016

    6:35 Professor Kevin Grisham - Assistant Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University in San Bernadino. His research focuses on violent political movements with specific focus on groups from the Middle East and North Africa. 

    7:05 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather dot com

    7:10 Wayne Allen Root, Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. He is a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.Bill and Wayne discuss his latest Op-Ed President Obama Owes Americans an Apology.

    7:35 Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine

    8:45 June McReynolds with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates

    8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"

    Andy Maurer: Football Star and Coach from a Tiny Town

    By Dennis Powers

    Andy Maurer was born in small Silverton, Oregon (in eastern Willamette Valley) in 1948, and lived in even smaller Prospect (450 people, now) where he attended high school. Maurer played football on an eight-man team, but still stood out from that small town, earning All-American status in football and basketball as a 6-4, 220-pound athlete to go with his track and field marks. 

    He continued his athleticism on the collegiate level at the University of Oregon and played in the first game ever at Autzen Stadium when Colorado played Oregon in 1967. His play again stood out--as a fullback, tight end, and offensive lineman at Oregon from 1967-69--being selected by Atlanta during the 3rd round of the 1970 NFL Draft.

    As an NFL offensive lineman (right guard and left tackle), he played four years with the Falcons, had two stints with the Minnesota Vikings and one year apiece with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos--for a total of eight seasons. He was a starting guard for Minnesota in Super Bowl IX (won by the Pittsburgh Steelers), and for Denver in Super Bowl XII (won by the Dallas Cowboys). Maurer appeared in 109 regular season pro-football games, starting 84 of them; he started in all seven playoff games he appeared. Individually, he displayed durability as he put together a four-season consecutive games played streak (1970 to 1973).

    After retiring from football, he moved to Medford and was a successful businessman. Maurer may have had his greatest impact when he founded and coached the Cascade Christian High School football program in 1992 (which then didn’t even have a field) and ultimately amassed a 100-78 record with the Challengers in the 1A to 3A class. The Challengers reached the state playoffs six times under him, winning the Class 2A crown in 2006 (returning to Autzen Stadium to lead Cascade Christian to its 27-18 win over Bonanza in this championship game). Cascade then moved up to the 3A level, and his teams reached the semifinal round in three of his final four seasons (retiring in 2010) while enjoying unbeaten regular seasons in 2005 and 2009.

    His son, Marty, was quoted: “He didn’t just believe that he was training football players--he believed he was training husbands, fathers, future business owners and leaders, and he took that seriously as an important investment in the lives of the players he coached. Everyone has shared stories about how they’ve had their lives touched by my dad beyond football and it’s pretty cool to hear that.”

    He died in early January 2016 at age 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

    Source: Kris Henry, “Ex-grid star, Challengers coach Maurer dies,” Mail Tribune, January 5, 2016, at Andy Maurer; Steve Mims, “Ex-Duck Andy Maurer dies at age 67,” The Register Guard, January 5, 2016, at More on Andy; see “Andy Maurer Statistics,” Pro-Football-Reference.Com at Pro-Football Statistics.


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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Jul 29, 2011 10:12am

Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice!  Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00 on KMED.


Minding Your Money

Jul 29, 2011 10:19am

Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar!  Saturday morning at 9:00 on KMED.


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The Right Buy

Jul 29, 2011 10:47am

Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.


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