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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, April 14, 2017: Live from Congressman Greg Walden’s town hall meeting at North Medford High School:

6:15: Ruth Broadman, past President of Jackson County Republican Women joins Bill live to invite you to Congressman Walden’s town hall meeting this morning!

6:35: Rachel Alexander, Senior Editor at The Stream talks with Bill this morning. Newest Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first case to vote on will be one of religious freedom. Rachel has an article up on TheStream.com, where you can read all about it.

7:05: Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon’s sole U.S. Representative from Hood River, talks with Bill to talk about his town hall meeting this morning.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com will be live with Bill at Congressman Walden’s town hall event at North Medford High School, to bring you the Friday Outdoor Report.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, April 13, 2017: Conspiracy Theory Thursday:

6:35: Eric Peters, libertarian thinker and automotive journalist talks with Bill this morning, about Tesla’s valuation here in the U.S. as well as other automotive news.

For more news, and reviews of the latest cars and bikes go to: EricPetersAutos.com.

7:10: Representative Duane Stark, from District 4 Grants Pass calls with a session update from Salem.

7:35: State Senator Alan DeBoer, District 3, Ashland, calls from Salem for a senatorial view on what’s going on in the legislature. Bill also asks him about SB 3, and his, and four other republicans’ yes vote on it.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer and emergency preparedness expert calls the show from his hidden location in Siskiyou County.

With North Korea threatening to shoot nukes at us, and our souring relations with Russia, just how prepared is the Rogue Valley in the face of a nuclear attack? Capt. Simpson will tell us.

For more from Capt. Simpson, read his articles at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.

8:50: Sage Taylor, owner of Wamba Juice & Deli in Medford joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Check out Wamba Juice in Medford, at: 207 W. 8th St.


Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

6:40: Chris Whipple, acclaimed documentary filmmaker and author of the book: “The Gatekeepers: How The White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency,” talks with Bill. His new book is a collection of interviews with former chiefs of staff, and two former presidents and their experiences since the office was created.

Get the book right here at Amazon.com. And, check out Chris’ other works at ChrisWhipple.net.

7:35: Ruth Broadman, at one time President of Jackson County Republican Women joins Bill in studio. Ruth is promoting Congressman Greg Walden’s town hall events this Friday at North Medford High School at 7:30 am, and at 10:30 am at the Grants Pass High School Auditorium.

8:10: Senator Herman Baertschiger, from District 2: Grants Pass calls the show. Senator Baertschiger gave a great speech on the floor of the Oregon Senate about how rural Oregon appears to be rising up against the overlords in urban Oregon.

8:40: Megan Flowers, Executive Director of Sanctuary One, a non-profit, animal rescue organization that deals in larger animals, but also dogs and cast joins Bill, in studio. See more at: SanctuaryOne.org.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

7:10: Jason Scott Jones, a former infantryman and contributor to The Stream talks with Bill. With America’s track record in the middle east, such as invading Iraq under George W. Bush, then cutting and running under Obama, what should then happen if the U.S. should go into Syria? Read Jason’s articles on TheStream.org:

I’m an Old Soldier. Now My Son Might Deploy to Syria, and I’m Worried.”

President Trump: Find Peace in Syria by Looking at Switzerland.”

7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative for Medford calls in to give us the latest from Salem.

8:10: Kevin Husted, a candidate for Medford 549C board member, position 6, joins Bill, in studio.

8:40: Brent Homan & Randall Lee from Advanced Air & Metal come into the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business is it Anyway?”

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Bill’s Guests for: Monday, April 10, 2017:

6:35: Frances Martel, National Security Editor at Breitbart News talks with Bill. In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s missile strike on a Syrian airfield, where an alleged sarin gas attack came from, who are now the major players in the area? Martel give her take in her article: “Top 10 Major Military Players Fighting for The Heart of Syria.” And, as always you can read more from Frances at Breitbart.com.

7:10: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts of RogueWeather.com.

7:35: Michael Hinrichs, a Public Affairs official with the Jordan Cove LNG Project chats with Bill. They wish to continue expanding the pipeline through the west, which would cross lots of private property. We’ll find out what their plans really are.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Paddling the Globe: Chris Korbulic
By Dennis Powers

Southern Oregon has its share of extreme sports enthusiasts from snowboarding and bungee jumping to extreme kayaking, such as Chris Korbulic of Gold Hill. He has launched over the thundering, tallest waterfalls in Oregon and California to searching for the tallest falls ever survived, or most difficult whitewater throughout the world–and on film.

The 2004 Grants Pass High School graduate is a full-time extreme kayaker, earning a living from sponsors that include clothing giant Eddie Bauer, and from six years of appearing on Brazilian adventure television show “Kaiak.” He and kayak partner Ben Stookesberry (Mt. Shasta, California) in 2015 were named two of the 50 most adventurous men by Men’s Journal magazine.

Chris’ parents, Mary and Paul Korbulic (then of Rogue River), are lifelong kayakers. Mary Korbulic paddled the remote Wild and Scenic section of the lower Rogue while pregnant with Chris. He continued rafting through infancy, but didn’t try hard-shells until taking a summer kayaking class over a decade ago. By the time he was at Grants Pass High, he was kayaking Class V rapids on the upper Rogue’s North and Middle Forks. An interest in microbiology took him to Oregon State University, but his growing love of surviving massive waterfalls eventually took over.

His fame grew with the size of waterfalls he ran, from a 70-footer on Butte Creek outside Salem to an 80-footer in the Salmon River Canyon. That talent earned him a sponsorship from Eddie Bauer to explore the world’s most remote rivers. One of Korbulic’s closest calls was in 2010 when he and two others were kayaking the Lukuga River in the remote Congo to be the first to boat this wild, uncharted river fraught with danger from crocodiles and hippos.

Korbulic and his kayak partner (Stookesberry) watched in horror as a crocodile snatched their South African guide from his kayak. This was a part of an Eddie Bauer-sponsored expedition into the source of the White Nile led by guide Hendrik Coetzee. A 15-foot crocodile bypassed Korbulic underwater, launched into the surface, and snatched the third man from his hard-shell, all kayaking within mere feet of one another. Coetzee’s body was not recovered.

The 2013 itinerary started with his highest-ever waterfall jump, 120-foot Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. He later did a first descent on New Guinea, and helped guide an expedition at Murchison Falls on the Uganda Nile. In that year, he kayaked 400 miles north of Norway over glacial ice. Armed with only a WWII-era rifle, he and Stookesberry encountered polar bears and were “glacial kayaking”: kayaking glacial waterfalls that thundered over the glaciers. His most recent adventure included a quest to tame Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian-Argentine border, a Victoria Falls look-alike over 200 feet high. The authorities deemed this to be too risky. He’ll get there.

Sources: Mark Freeman, “Kayak Krazy,” Mail Tribune, August 7, 2009 (Updated), at Background; Mail Tribune, “Horror in Congo,” December 10, 2010, at Crocodile Attack; Jeff Duewel, “Paddling the Globe,” Daily Courier, May 3, 2015, at Adventures; see his adventure website.