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08-20-18 Bill Meyer Guests
6:35 Community Activist Mark Seligman discussing what he considers a “bait and switch” regarding law enforcement in Josephine County.
7:10 Outdoor report with Greg Roberts
7:35 Ann Coulter – Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged demented war against him. In her latest book, Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, (set for release August 21) Ann Coulter illustrates the composition of the Trump-hating leftist lunatics and their consistent discourse against American democracy.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past and Present”
Chris Korbulic: Kayaking the World
By Dennis Powers
Southern Oregon has its share of extreme sports enthusiasts–but Chris Korbulic stands out. He has launched over the thundering, tallest waterfalls from 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 the 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. By the time he was at Grants Pass High, he was kayaking Class V rapids on the upper Rogue. An interest in microbiology brought him to Oregon State University, but his growing love of surviving massive waterfalls took over.
His fame grew with the size of the waterfalls he ran, from a 70-footer on Butte Creek outside Salem to an 80-footer in the Salmon River Canyon. This talent earned him a sponsorship with 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 that was fraught with crocodiles and hippos.
Korbulic and his kayaking partner (Stookesberry) watched in horror as a crocodile snatched their South African guide from his kayak. This Eddie Bauer-sponsored expedition into the source of the White Nile was led by guide Hendrik Coetzee. A 15-foot crocodile bypassed Korbulic underwater, launched into the surface, and snatched the third man, all kayaking within mere feet of one another. Coetzee’s body was not recovered.
In 2013, his highest-ever waterfall jump was over 120-foot Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has kayaked 400 miles north of Norway over glacial ice. Armed with only a WWII-era rifle, he and Stookesberry encountered polar bears and did “glacial kayaking”: kayaking glacial waterfalls thundering over the glaciers. Over time, he continues with Eddie Bauer, endorses products, profiled in magazines, and travels globally in search of unexplored, “inhospitable” raging rivers/waterfalls (most recently in British Columbia, Chile, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and the Amazon.) He calls these adventures, “Perfect.” His one complaint: “My back consistently hurts from years of paddling and bouncing down low-volume creeks and waterfalls in general.”
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. For more, see his Facebook page.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:10: Jim Campbell, Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom talks with Bill.
Following his stunning 7 – 2 Supreme Court victory in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, owner Jack Phillips was hoping to get back into the wedding cake business, but the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had other plans. Recently, Jack was asked to create a cake, celebrating a gender transition for a transsexual individual, which Jack refused to create – as he did in the original Masterpiece case – on grounds that it conflicted with his religious beliefs. The Commission is now planning a second place against Jack, in the hopes that another round of harassment will force him to comply. Last night, Jack and his Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, filed a lawsuit against the Commssion, for it’s “anti-religious animus.”
Get more great info at: ADFLegal.org.
7:35: Matthew Hennessey, Wall Street Journal Associate Editor, and author of: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials,” chats with Bill today.
America stands, anxiously, on the cusp of an unknown future. Culturally, politically, socially, technologically and economically, the torch is being passed from Baby Boomers to Millennials. But, what about Generation X? You know? They are the relatively small cohort of 66 million Americans, sandwiched between the twin generational behemoths?
Will Generation X get its chance to lead? Or, is America doomed to be prematurely governed by Millennials, a perpetually adolescent, tech-obsessed generation, indifferent – if not hostile – to our nation’s heritage of freedom? We’ll talk with Matthew about it.
Get your copy of the book at this link: “Zero Hour for Gen X: How The Last Adult Generation Can Save America From Millennials.”
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill.
The latest Gallup Poll is quite disturbing. The poll confirms what has been obvious to many observers for some time. The Democratic Party is slowly shifting toward socialism.
According to the poll, which you can see by clicking this link:
- 47% of Democrats view capitalism favorably. That’s down from 56% in 2016.
- 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively. No real change from 2010.
- Republicans are very positive on capitalism: 71%, only 16% are positive on socialism.
7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joins Bill in studio to bring you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
Would you like to know more? You could get up to $1,000, and help, ahhh, take a bite out of crime!
8:05: The Oregon Pacific Financial Planners Financial Report with Royal Standley. Give Royal a call at: 541-772-1116, or head on over to OPFA.com.
8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors calls in to bring you the latest fire report.
Get the latest weather, fire and outdoor news all over at: RogueWeather.com.
8:20: Curry County Commissioner Court Boice talks with Bill. We’re talking fires and other issues facing Curry County, and the surrounding area.
8:35: Steve Johnson from Premiere Jewelers in Medford (541-779-2097) comes into the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” Give Steve a call for an appointment: 503-871-0235, or you can message him on his Facebook page.
8:45: Mike G, from the Britt Festival joins Bill live in studio. Mike’s going to tell you what’s next for Britt. Get tickets and show information over at: BrittFest.org.
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:35: Mary Rice Hasson, Co-Author of the book “Get Out Now: 7 Reasons Why You Should Pull Your Children from Public School Before It’s Too Late,” talks with Bill.
We’ll be talking about a, sort of, change in culture in America’s public schools, and what we can do to stop it.
Mary is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. She earned her Undergraduate and Law Degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Mary speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of women, sexuality, culture, family and faith.
7:10: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eric about the latest shenanigans from Tesla owner, Elon Musk, and how his manipulation of stocks may actually be burning the company to the ground.
READ: “Elon’s First Fraud Suit.”
Get more great content, and read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.
7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative and John Ivey join Bill in studio today. Are you prepared for a major, Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Well, according to Sal, neither is the state government, and if you would be looking to the state for emergency help in the case of a major catastrophe, you might be disappointed.
8:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors, checks in with a Tuesday Fire Report.
Get more great information, including the latest fire news, the best places for fishing and hunting, all over at RogueWeather.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, August 13, 2018
6:20: Eli Dimitru of Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.com, and the latest news on the smart meter front.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor and Fire Report.
Get more of the latest weather and fire updates over at: RogueWeather.com.
7:35: Randall Barrett, with NoSmartMeter.org, joins Bill live in studio.
Activists from NoSmartMeter.org are joining with other activists to form a non-political, peaceful protest march to force PP&L to drop the extortion fees.
WHEN: Saturday, September 1, 2018. Starting at 10AM.
WHERE: The march will begin at: Fichtner-Mainwaring Park in Medford
Get more information, all over at: NoSmartMeter.org.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian joins Bill in studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”
Take a look at more of Dr. Powers’ works over at: DennisPowersBooks.com.
The Golden Ghost Town of The Valley
Near forgotten and desolate, the ghost town of Golden lies a few miles east of Wolf Creek in Josephine County. Its weathered-brown, old clapboard structures stand in mute testimony to a long-ago era. At its peak in the late Nineteenth Century, the town originally known as “Goldville” was home to some 200 folks: Most of whom were earning their living from the gold took out from Coyote Creek directly across from the settlement.
Prospectors had worked the creek since the 1850s, but it took the Reverend William Ruble and his wife Ruth in 1890 to establish the town. Ruble had purchased nearly all of the mining claims east and west of Golden; his sons, Schuyler and William, mined the shallower ground and leased the deep portions of the creek to other miners.
The town sprung up with a general store, post office, homes, two churches, a school, orchards, and mills to pulverize the rock and extract gold. Owing to the activity, the Oregon-California Stage Company detoured there to deliver mail, passengers, and goods; the town was a center for miners who didn’t live there but worked the surrounding area. With religion a major theme, no saloons were allowed; imbibers traveled to nearby Wolf Creek where they built a dance hall. The church-minding folks also came there to picket the place and its rowdiness.
The miners worked the deposits until the gold finally played out. By the 1930’s, the easy-to-mine gold had been exhausted and the town rapidly declined. What’s left now are a deserted residence, the church, general store, carriage shed, and other structures, but the old buildings still exude their charm, including the weathered church with its exquisite bell tower. The story, however, doesn’t end here.
A minister’s son, Melvin Davis, built a 2,800-square-foot lodge in 1930 on four acres located one mile from the now deserted town; he moved an 1880s guest house and the historic school from Golden to there, and mined the nearby wetlands. An African-American–Mr. Ivan St. John–purchased the holdings in 1989 after the site had traded hands several times. St. John was a homeopathic doctor, a trance medium, and alchemist who had co-founded the Philosopher’s Stone, an occult bookstore in San Francisco. (Alchemy is the “science” of turning base metals, such as lead, into gold or silver.)
When St. John in 1988 sold his bookstore interest, he bought the Davis property, known for its precious gold holdings. St. John died in 2005, but he didn’t leave any known heirs. The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation owns and manages the town as a Heritage site. The ghost town was placed in 2002 on the National Register of Historic Properties.
To see this nostalgic place with its deep Oregon history, drive on Interstate 5 to the Wolf Creek (Exit 76), approximately 25 miles north of Grants Pass. Wind back to the right and drive up Coyote Creek Road for 3-1/2 miles through the forests. You’ll find the cluster of old buildings on the left; the mined Coyote Creek area and wetlands are to the right (across the paved road). The small cemetery next to the church was in an episode from the TV.
8:35: Kim Wallan, Medford City Councilor from Ward 4, and candidate for State Representative chats with Bill, live in studio.
Check out more information on Kim and her campaign for the state House over at: VoteKimWallan.com