2-6 to 2-10-2017
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Bill’s Guests For: Friday, February 17, 2017:
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and founder of EPAutos.com talks with Bill. Are the “Big Three,” about to become the “Big Two?” We’ll discuss it.
Check out more at: EPAutos.com.
7:35: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, “Steve The Marine,” a local Constitutional scholar chats with Bill about immigration and President Trump’s Executive Order.
8:10: Ryan Mallory, advocate against the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument joins Bill, by phone. A 4×4 rally and protest is taking place this weekend in opposition to the expansion.
WHERE: South Medford High School to Ashland City Hall & Plaza. Then on to Green Springs & Hyatt Lake.
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017. At 10 O’Clock in the morning.
Learn more at: NOMonument.com.
8:35: Rob Schlapfer, founder of The Weekly Talk at the Medford Library, chats with Bill. Rob will be leading a Talk Against Empathy, which he feels is The Left’s biggest problem… excessive empathy.
WHERE: The Adams Room of the Medford Library.
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at: 3 O’Clock in the afternoon.
Bill’s Guests For: Thursday, February 16, 2017: Conspiracy Theory Thursday:
6:40: Akash Chogule, Coordinatior for State Policy Efforts with Americans For Prosperity talks with Bill. One of the nation’s largest health insurers, Humana, will completely leave the Obamacare marketplace by the end of 2017. Is this simply more proof that Obamacare is crashing to burn? We’ll discuss it.
7:10: Paul from Talent, one of Bill’s loyal listeners joins Bill, live in studio. Paul has many business dealings in Latin America. What are his observations on what President Trump would like to accomplish by building a border wall.
7:35: State Senator Alan DeBoer calls the show, to give you latest update on what is going in Salem. Learn more about Senator DeBoer at: oregonlegislature.gov/deboer
MORE PROOF THAT GANG GREEN HATES YOU…
We discussed House Bill 2877 this morning. It would tax you 1000 bucks every 5 years to drive a car more than 20 years old. This
“Cash to Keep Your Clunker” plan is a good reminder of how much Oregon’s Gang Green progressives HATE YOU, and they certainly hate poor people being able to drive. Sen. DeBoer tells me that there’s not much of a chance of this passing, but understand that the progressive agenda is to have you under total government, technocratic Agenda 21 control of energy and resources. Oregon is a snake pit of such thinking, so don’t give them respect, and don’t compromise with them. What is floated right now will come back, perhaps in a watered-down version, but the progressives will keep coming after you. YOU keep going after them, okay?
BILL’S GUESTS FOR: Friday, February 10, 2017:
6:35: Dave Ray, Communications Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, (FAIR) talks with Bill about the Arizona deportation case. Is there more to come of this? We’ll see what Dave Ray has to say.
Read more at FairUS.org.
7:10: Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com brings you the Friday Outdoor Report.
7:35: Mark Johnson, Grants Pass resident joins Bill by phone. What is going on with the crime rate in Josephine County in the eyes of an average resident? And, what is the feeling on Sheriff Dave Daniel’s proposed tax levy to help public services? We’ll hear what Mark has to say.
8:10: Dr. Robin Miller & Dave Kahn, co-authors of the book: “HEALED: Health & Wellness For The 21st Century,” joins Bill, live in studio.
You can get the book right HERE.
BREAKING NEWS – Unsurprisingly the 9th Circus Court rules against President Trump’s terror travel ban. I’m thinking these courts won’t be happy until OUR media denies “Rapeugee” and terror stories happening here like they do in France and Germany. The plain language of the law supported the president, as it did for Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Carter. Pure Politics, and another indicator that these judges rule on everything BUT the law. Keep fighting the global Commies, kids. #MAGA
BILL’S GUESTS FOR: Thursday, February 9, 2017:
6:35: Steve Milloy, former advisor to the Trump EPA Transition team, founder of JunkScience.com and author of the new book: “Scare Pollution: Why And How To Fix The EPA,” joins the show. So what exactly is “scare pollution?” And, how could it fix the EPA? Steve talks with Bill about his new book, and will tell you all about it.
7:10: Duane Stark, Oregon State Representative calls into the show, to give us an update on the latest out of Salem.
.8:35: Michelle Jensen, with the Parent Resource Center in Ashland, joins Bill live in studio. Michelle is using her Master’s Degree in Psychology to bring to you, “Parent Empowerment Classes,” for those parents who are serious about raising a healthy-minded children.
To register for the classes, you can go to: ParentResourceCtr.com. Or, call them up at: 541-488-4329.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR: Wednesday, February 8, 2017:
6:35: Heather Madden, Director of Advocacy Projects at the Independent Women’s Voice joins the show, to talk about the confirmation of Betsy Devos as the new U.S. Secretary of Education. How could Betsy Devos change what is, seen by some, as a broken public education system? Heather will give you her thoughts, and discuss a statement the the IWV has made in support of the new Education Secretary.
Check out more at: IWVoice.org.
7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department comes into the studio for the Crimestoppers Case of The Week!
8:35: Patti McCoy, world renown jazz pianist, Tom Lowell & Lee Green, President and Administrator of Jackson County Concerts joins Bill, live in studio.
This Sunday, Jackson County Concerts presents Patty McCoy and classical virtuoso Alexander Tutunov together on stage, one night only!
WHEN: This Sunday: February 12, 2017. 3 o’clock in the afternoon!
You can get your tickets right HERE.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR: Tuesday, February 7, 2017:
See it all at Politistick.com.
7:10: Mark Seligman, former candidate for Josephine County Commissioner talks with Bill. Mark is here with reaction to Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel’s proposal to levy a public safety tax.
8:35: The men from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill, live in studio, for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR: Monday February 6, 2017
6:50 Michael Birki from AdWeek, his take on the SB commercials!
7:10 Land planner Cal Martin – Still continues to fight the Costco move from Medford to Central Point, and believes that it’s up to Medford to pull the road funding, millions of dollars, that Medford would have to spend to improve roads so that Central Point gets the Costco.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present – The stagecoach drivers are profiled today:
Stagecoaches and their Drivers
By Dennis Powers
Before the railroads opened up Southern Oregon in the mid-1880s, stagecoaches and their drivers ruled—but this was a hard way to travel. For example, Henry Williams and his family were traveling in 1873 from Portland, Oregon, to their San Francisco residence. They left Portland by train in the early morning and arrived in Roseburg that evening. Taking the stagecoach the following day, they endured a “jolting, 23-hour ride” to the Rock Point station near Gold Hill. The stop now is a wine-tasting, hospitality room for Del Rio Vineyards.
Williams penned in his diary: “Not having slept…we at once went to bed and got about four hours sleep. We breakfasted at 10:00 A.M. and had a very good meal. We have spent a very quiet day, and I found a number of San Francisco newspapers of much later date than any I had seen and was much interested in reading them. My wife and Miss Isabella slept most of the day. Late this afternoon we took a long walk in the edge of the woods near the banks of the [Rogue] river where we found a number of beautiful wild flowers.”
From 6 a.m. to midnight, the party spent the next three days on a stagecoach that only stopped for meals and to change horses. Once in Redding, they went by train to San Francisco. Their travels took one full week, whereas today we can speed down I-5 from Portland and make San Francisco in one to two days, depending on how hard we push.
More than likely, the stagecoach “whip” driver for the Williams family was Norton Eddings, a well-liked and respected driver. Norton Eddings was born in 1852 and began running coaches regularly in the 1870s for the California & Oregon Stage Company. His run for numbers of years was from Rock Point across the valley, over the Siskiyous, and ending at Cole’s Station, just over the California border. He lived at the Rock Point Station until he married in 1879.
Two years later, Norton was returning from California when the stagecoach abruptly overturned. Although the driver and passengers only had bruises, Eddy suffered a bad broken leg. He couldn’t drive for months and had no earnings, as worker’s compensation didn’t exist then. His friends decided to put on a benefit with musicians during the next week to help his finances. When Norton finally healed and could “whip” again, he was the main driver again into California. When Eddings died in 1925, he was buried at the Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery, close to where his stagecoach station was.
Interestingly enough, Lytle and Jane White built the Rock Point Hotel as a stagecoach stop in the late 1850s. Jane White would have cooked the “very good meal” eaten by the Williams family. She continued running the hotel and station after her husband died in 1877 and is credited with the longest record of stagecoach service by any woman between Portland and San Francisco. When the railroad by-passed tiny Rock Point for Gold Hill, Jane moved to Ashland with over 25 years of running that stagecoach stop and hotel.
Sources: Alice Mullaly, “Rock Point House Provides Stage Coach Break,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, September 14, 2011, at Williams’ Journey; Dennis Powers, “Norton Eddings Gains Recognition as Outstanding Stage Driver,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 16, 2011, at Norton Eddings; Dennis Powers, “Pioneer Woman Runs Stagecoach Station after Husband’s Death,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 22, 2011, at Jane White.
8:35 Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniels – The money problems, why he’s asking for a public safety levy.