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Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 28, 2017:

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation speaks with Bill about the Republicans compromise healthcare bill. Read more at IPI.org.

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

8:10: Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey, calls the show from No Cal, to tell us about the good crimefighting efforts going on down in Siskiyou County.

8:35: Loren & Jennifer Munson from Stand Prepared LLC, joins Bill live in studio. With tensions rising between the United States and North Korea, what would you do to be prepared if war broke out? Loren is here to tell us about the Josephine County Preparedness Expo, which will take place next month.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21st, from 10am to 6pm.

WHERE: Josephine County Fairgrounds.

Click here for admission prices and other information on the Expo.


Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 27, 2017:

6:12: Liberty McArtor of The Stream joins Bill on the phone. So. Is the whole “transgender,” craze getting so out of hand, that people are seeing transgenderism, where life simply exists? Liberty McArtor, in a report at TheStream.org, says that the transgender fad is being pushed to hard that people ARE believing it exists, where it actually doesn’t.

Read the article in the New York Times, by a mother, who is tired of her “tomboy,” daughter being labeled as transgender. “My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s A Tomboy.” And, you can read more from Liberty at TheStream.org. And, follow her on Twitter too!

7:35: State Senator Alan DeBoer calls in from Salem to tell you about the latest goings-on in the State Senate.

8:10: Eric Yarborough joins Bill, live in studio. Some irresponsible shooting on BLM land near Jacksonville could lead to restrictions on the way.


Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

6:35: Craig Richardson, President of the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute talks with Bill.

The People’s Climate March coming up this weekend isn’t about the people, but for the billionaires such as Tom Steyer and the Rockerfeller Family Foundation which profit from “green energy,” policies, while forcing others into “green energy poverty.” The Energy & Environment Legal Institute has done extensive research into this issue, and is here to tell us all about it.

See more at eelegal.org.

7:10: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill, about the shoot down of President Donald Trump’s executive order to strip sanctuary cities of all federal funding, and other issues.

Check out more at FairUS.org. You can also follow FAIR on Facebook and Twitter.

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department joins Bill in studio, to bring you the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.

8:10: James Buchal, an attorney and Chariman of the Multnomah County Republicans talks with Bill from Germany. An email, from Left-wing anarchists, is threatening chaos because Republicans will be marching in the Avenue of Roses Parade set to take place this Saturday. Not only is this another example of the Left, attempting to stymie free speech, but, should the threat of violence, be considered “terrorism?”

Read about the issue at: MultnomahGOP.org.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

6:40: Bob Dvorchak, U.S. Army veteran, and war correspondent in Gulf War I, joins Bill on the phone. With the North Korea ramping up it’s threats of war, and the crisis in Syria, is the United States really ready for another war? Bob and Bill discuss it. Get Bob’s latest book:

Drive On: The Unsensored War of Bedouin Bob and the All-Americans.”

7:35: State Rep. Sal Esquivel calls the show to give you an update on the latest goings-on in Salem, and the legislative session.

8:35: Julie Gunlock, author of “From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back,” and Director of Independent Women’s Forum’s Culture of Alarmism Project talks with Bill.

So, just how dangerous is diet soda? Fox News says that diet soda can triple your risk for a stroke. But, Julie Gunlock is not so sure in her article “Oh Please! Diet Drinks Don’t Kill,” on IWF.org.


Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 24, 2017:

6:35: Matt Walsh, contributor for The Blaze, talks with Bill. There are schools out there that are pushing transgenderism on pre-pubescent children still. Matt’s article on TheBlaze.com tells all. Also, pick up Matt’s new book: “The Unholy Trinity: Blocking The Left’s Assault on Life, Marriage and Gender.” Learn more about Matt at: TheBlaze.com.

7:10: Brett Berns, documentary filmmaker and son of legendary musician that you’ve never heard about, Bert Berns, talks with Bill. Brett’s documentary “Bang! The Bert Berns Story,” will be hitting theaters on Wednesday.

Prepare yourself for the story of the man behind some of the biggest hits in popular music, such as: “Twist And Shout,” “Hang On Sloopy,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Brown Eyed Girl.”

Watch, as Brett takes tells you about how his late dad helped to launch the careers of pop music mega-stars Neil Diamond and Van Morrison, and so much more.

Sit back and listen to the stories of Bert growing up as a kid in the Bronx and dealings with members of New York’s Mob. Check out more about the life of Bert Berns and find more information on the documentary at: BertBerns.com.

7:35: Jim Horner, candidate for Medford 549c School District, Position 6, joins Bill live in studio to campaign. Go to Jim’s Facebook page for more information, and Jim’s stances and positions.

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers comes into the studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Southern Oregon’s Outdoors: And Not Heeding Its Warnings
By Dennis Powers

Our region is blessed with natural beauty and enjoying its outdoors. Despite the warnings of Mother Nature, however, people still find themselves in dangerous situations even when not on a rampage. Despite the swift currents and cold temperatures, people die every year when trying to swim over the Rogue. Not knowing trails or losing direction, others become lost and die. Snowstorms catch people unaware. Kayakers sail into treacherous rapids or rafters dump into whitewater. Many of the deaths and injuries are due to simply not understanding the power of where they are.

Bear Camp Road is a prime example of what not do in winter—that is, travel over it. This is a rugged mountain road crossing the Klamath Mountains. It’s the only route to the Oregon Coast between the California-Oregon border and Rogue River. A paved, one-lane high-mountain road with infrequent turnouts and a few gravel sections, numerous motorists have become stranded for days or weeks on Bear Camp Road or the gravel roads that branch away.

The road made national news in late-November 2006 when James Kim, his wife Kati, and their two daughters tried it to make Gold Beach. They missed an Interstate 5 exit to their intended route, Oregon Route 42, and instead decided to take Bear Camp Road. Late at night they accidentally turned off it and wound up lost 16 miles down a side road. A snowstorm then trapped them.

After spending six days waiting for rescue, James Kim left to seek help. Believing that the small town of Galice was only four miles away (they were over 30 miles away), he left and after 10 miles of walking through high snow, turned into Big Windy Canyon. His body was later discovered there, a victim of hypothermia. Searchers found his family over a week after being marooned.

In March 2006, six members of an Ashland, Oregon family found themselves stranded in their snowbound motor home for two weeks. Their RV became snowbound on the spur road to the Calvert BLM Airstrip. After one week, two members of the group hiked out to find help, and BLM employees on a routine patrol accidently found them.

Whether on Mt. Shasta or the Crater Lake rim, not paying attention can have disastrous repercussions. Among dozens and dozens of missing venturers, one snowshoer (Cam Parnell) rented snowshoes at Rim Village in May 2014. Searchers never found his body, but discovered tracks along the Garfield Peak trail, ending at a point where it appeared a large overhang of snow had collapsed into the lake. Melting snow and extremely dangerous terrain limited their search efforts.

Although severe weather conditions can occur year-round, Mt. Shasta is not a difficult mountain to climb. At least 50 people have died over time when climbing its slopes, however, due to falling rocks, becoming disoriented and slipping over the wrong side, or from hypothermia. Thousands of people reach the summit safely every year.

Rachel Rice, a 46-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic, was last seen walking barefoot along Old Stage Road on Aug. 2, 2005. Rice was a lifelong Valley resident and mother of two who had struggled with a 20-year battle with mental illness. On the day she disappeared, she headed to a friend’s home off Old Military Road. The friend gave Rice shoes, a straw hat, a clean shirt, a bottle of water, and some chocolate. Over seven years later, a miner reported finding what he thought were human remains in a remote area off Old Military Road. It was Rachel Rice. She had vanished on a blistering hot summer’s day; likely dehydrated and overheated, she had died from exposure.

Then, there is the Rogue River. Blossom Bar has a deserved reputation as being the riskiest Class IV rapid on the river’s 33-mile section between Grave Creek and Foster Bar. While the great majority of rafters and boaters navigate the huge-boulder-strewn part, seven people died since 2007 in seven years. Below Rainee Falls is another risky area: In April 2017, a young Medford man died trying to swim back. He died. A year before, another man died–even with a lifejacket and helmet–when he flipped out of his inflatable raft and became wedged under rocks.

Given the numbers of people (up to 120 daily) who run the Rogue’s wild section, those with limited experience, and the potentially serious result from a mistake, one thanks the “river gods” that this number is not higher.

We think about near close-calls, even this writer when kayaking down whitewater. Still, the most unsafe activity of all is not when enjoying nature. Driving our cars remains the single most dangerous activity we undertake each day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will become involved in an injury accident during their lifetime. Each motorist can expect to be involved in an accident once every 10 years, and there is a 1 in 20 chance that the crash you have will involve a serious injury.

Still, enjoying our remarkable outdoors means paying even more attention to when you are there.

8:35: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.