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Ashland City Council agrees to a climate change plan, not binding – yet. Money quote of the night came from a high school student: “60 percent of middle schoolers are more afraid of climate change than cancer”….Sigh. The south county continues to sleepwalk into addle-brained climate change Bolshevism. Apparently they’re not trained in gov schools that “carbon” isn’t a pollutant, but rather the building blocks of life on a carbon-based life form planet. Plant food, folks. We should WELCOME a warmer earth and the ability to feed people more easily. Given the decreased solar activity these recent years, we better hope there’s some warming, because extinction events usually occur when it’s cold

Bill’s Guests For: Friday, March 10, 2017:

6:35: Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute chats with Bill. A Washington Post editorial says that certain doom for mankind is on the way because of climate change. Steve comes on the show to tell us why he believes what the Wapo editorial says is false. In his book: “Scare Pollution: Why and How To Fix The EPA,” Steve tells you why he believes it’s false. Get the book at Amazon.com.

7:25: Nancy Flory, Associate Editor at The Stream talks with Bill. Could Hillary Clinton have won the election, if she’d used mannerisms and behavior of President, then candidate, Donald Trump? A gender-reversed casting for a performance replicating the 2016 Trump-Clinton debates produced strong results, but not what the creators had in mind. Nancy Flory is here to tell you about it. Read Nancy’s report, go to: TheStream.org.

8:10: Michael Oxman, a tree surgeon comes on the show. The world’s tallest Ponderosa Pine near Grants Pass has died, due to insect infestation. This tree is on a 1989 heritage tree list commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution. There were 61 trees nationwide designated as Living Witness Trees for the U. S. Constitution Bicentennial. The Heritage Tree Recognition program was developed by 2 trade associations for tree surgeons, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the National Arborist Association, which is now known by its new name, Tree Care Industry Association. There is an effort underway to allow the bronze marker plaque to be acquired by the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Wild Rivers District Ranger Matt Paciorek is manager of the campground. Congressman Greg Walden is overseeing the transfer of the commemorative plaque from the Forest Service to the Smithsonian.

8:35: Bob Haworth, join the show. Bob, a Rogue Valley resident, and retired member of the Brother’s Four and the Kingston Trio, who spent over 40 years on the road, is sharing his unique story about being lost at sea, in the main conference room of the Medford Library on March 15th, at 12 noon. There is no cost to attend.


Bill’s Guests For: Thursday, March 9, 2017:

6:35: Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons joins the show by phone. Will the American Health Care Act really be any different from the Affordable Care Act, AKA “Obamacare?” Dr. Orient writes in a piece on the subject, maybe not, unless the President drains the healthcare swamp. You can read her article by clicking the link below.

Trump Must Drain The Healthcare Swamp.”

7:10: Duane Stark, Oregon State Representative from Grants Pass calls the show with an update on the current legislative session.

7:35: Captain Bill Simpson, decommissioned U.S. Merchant Marine officer, survivalist, emergency preparedness expert and columnist on MyOutdoorBuddy.com calls in. Capt. Simpson says there is a growing threat of a Southern Oregon/Northern California water grab by thirsty Southern California and the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Read Captain Bill’s article on: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.



Bill’s Guests For: Wednesday, March 8, 2017:

6:35: Karin Agness from the Independent Women’s Forum, and founder of NeW, or The Network of Enlightened Women talks about the “Day Without Women,” and other women’s protests going on as of late. To read Karin’s article about it all:

Why I Won’t Be Striking On March 8th.” And see more at IWF.org, and also at enlightenedwomen.org.

7:35: Crimestoppers Case of The Week, with MPD’s Lt. Justin Ivers.

8:10: Tom Kitcher, with the Waldo Mining District joins the show to talk about the state of the local mining industry and the latest lawsuits and legislation that effects the industry and why it matters.

Find out more at: WaldoMiningDistrict.org.










Been saying for years that they (your “freedom-loving” government) spies on you and takes it all. Wikileaks doc dump confirms and fascinates. Most interesting is how the CIA collects and maintains a library of cyberattack methods stolen from other governments. Obvious question: “When is a Russian Hack actually conducted BY Russia, and NOT from the U.S. Deep State?” (which wishes to foment war and conflict) https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1

Bill’s Guests For: Tuesday, March 7, 2017:

6:35: Susan Swift, Lawyer, writer and reporter at Politichicks.com joins Bill by phone. Media pushing fake news to protect Deep State Wiretap of President Trump.  Susan has also penned a new children’s book: “Good Guys with Guns at Home,” which focuses on people who use guns to protect Americans.

Read more from Susan at Politichicks.com.

7:10: Kurt Heater, with Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Services talks with Bill about the state of the housing market in Jackson and Josephine counties. What exactly is going on with it? Kurt will tell you about it. Learn more at: Somls.Rapmls.com.

7:20: Tim Freeman, Douglas County Commissioner, and representative of The Association of O&C Counties talks with Bill. The Association of O&C Counties are urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Oregon Congressional Delegation to lift Sequestration of timber payments. You can download each letter here: Zinke. Oregon Delegation.

8:10: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, FairUS.org calls the show. So, what does President Trump’s new travel ban actually mean? Dan and Bill talk it over.

8:35: Brett Homan & Randall Lee from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill, in studio, for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment. Visit: Advancedairandmetal.com, or give them a call at: 541-772-6866.



Is it any surprise that Trump believe’s the O-Team tapped him? Back in June, Obama ordered the DOJ to ask the FISA court for a tap warrant, and it turned him down. In October they ask again, and it’s granted. Then the Michael Flynn conversations leak from intelligence surveillance. Now we have Michael S. Schmidt from the NYT saying that Trump was wiretapped back in January. Now he says there’s “no evidence”.

Was Schmidt lying then? Or is he lying now? Both reports can’t be true.

Bill’s Guests For: Monday, March 6, 2017:

7:10: Greg Roberts of RogueWeather.com calls the show to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report, brought to you by Water World Boat & Powersport.

7:15: Mr. X, crack researcher, and expert on all things about the Green Mafia and their shenanigans. We discuss the WISE Project and other policy consensus ploys to raise your energy and water prices.

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

The Golden World of C.C. Beekman

By Dennis Powers

Cornelius C. (“C.C.”) Beekman in 1853 became a “connecting agent” for the Yreka-based, express company of Cram, Rogers & Company in the new gold-mining town of Jacksonville. The business delivered gold dust, parcels, and letters over the Siskiyou Mountains from Jacksonville to Yreka; each week the 25-year-old man–unsuccessful at mining–rode over the passes carrying these important deliveries for the gold miners, settlers, and their families. 

Three years later when the firm went out of business, Beekman bought their operations–primarily the stables and corral in Jacksonville–for $100. Working from a one-story building that he shared with a drugstore on the southeast corner of California and Third Streets, he established “Beekman’s Express” that also operated as a gold-dust depository.

One year later in 1857, his office became the first bank in Southern Oregon and second oldest one in the Pacific Northwest. C.C. was a shrewd businessman, who charged gold depositors for his safe storing of their gold, but didn’t pay interest on the accounts. Running his bank by himself, he personally approved every loan request. If the borrower was trustworthy and the loan sensible, C.C. would loan his own money rather than the bank’s capital. He also sold books, supplies, and stationery from the bank, as well as dealing in gold and operating as a Wells Fargo express agent.

Beekman constructed a new bank building in 1863 at California and Third, and this structure still stands–surviving the destructive city fires–with millions of dollars of gold dust passing through its doors. Along with his bank, mining, insurance, and substantial real estate interests, the very wealthy Beekman wanted a house to store the numerous items obtained from his gold-rush days. Building this in 1875, C.C., his wife, and two children lived there. The 1-1/2 story Gothic Revival style home at Laurelwood and California was part of Jacksonville’s late-1800’s “millionaires’ row,” but wasn’t ostentatious as then the style; the house was the first in town with electricity and indoor running water. Beekman not only served as Mayor of Jacksonville, but ran a close, but losing race for governor in 1878, and served on the University of Oregon’s Board of Regents.

Upon his death in 1915, the bank ceased operations and its doors closed. Now owned by the City of Jacksonville, the non-profit entity “Historic Jacksonville” manages it, but the building remains as it was when C.C. was alive. When the last surviving family member died, the Beekman House became the property of the University of Oregon; in later years, the city became its owner and Historic Jacksonville also manages (and leases) it back. C.C. Beekman was listed as one of Oregon’s 100 outstanding leaders of the past century in the Oregonian Centennial Edition.

Sources: “Historic Jacksonville: Beekman Bank/Beekman House” at Beekman Bank and House; Tony Boom, “Pieces of the Past,” Mail Tribune, April 17, 2011, at More on Beekman.