3-26 to 3-30-2018: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, March 30, 2018:

6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian thinker talks with Bill. Well, President Trump is considering relaxing CAFÉ Mileage Standards, which may leave the Enviro-commie Hordes wetting their pleather drawers. But, what will it mean for major automotive manufacturers? We’ll also talk about: “The Jeep We Can Buy But Can’t Buy.”

See more from Eric at: EPAutos.com.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to give you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.

7:20: Mark Ciardi, Executive Producer of the upcoming film “Chappaquiddick,” chats with Bill.

“Chappaquiddick,” is the new film that details the scandal involving late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. The movie is set to premier on April 6th.

Mark Ciardi has produced several other, big-budget, Hollywood films such as The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, Miracle, Invincible, starring Mark Wahlberg, The Game Plan and Secretariat.

Watch the film’s trailer right HERE.

8:30: Congressman Greg Walden, (R-Hood River) joins Bill live in studio. Today, we’ll discuss the new spending package, and how that will affect Southern Oregon issue.


Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, March 29, 2018:

6:35: Stephen Mayer of the Better Business Bureau chats with Bill today. Spring is here, or at least it looks that way, and it’s the time to begin those home improvement projects. But, there are lots of people looking to scam hapless homeowners out of their hard earned money. Stephen is here today to tell you how to avoid these types of home improvement scams.

7:10: Bill Kopp, author and music journalist joins the show today. Bill is here today to talk about his latest work: “Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of The Moon.”

When founding member Syd Barrett left Pink Floyd in 1968, it could have spelled disaster for the band. Instead, the band continued on a new path. And, in early 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon catapulted the band to superstardom, showcasing the band’s fully developed, iconic and influential sound.

In “Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of The Moon,” Bill explores the five year period between Barrett’s departure and 1973, tracing the winding, creative path the band followed after losing its leader, which culminated in the making of one of the most popular albums in the history of the recorded medium.

Check out more at: ReinventingPinkFloyd.com.

8:10: Dr. Peter Ward, retired U.S. Geological Survey research geophysicist and author of the book: “What Causes Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?” talks with Bill.

We’ll be talking about a new report that is to be released from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that strongly supports climate change theory, and contradicts President Trump’s climate change skepticism.

READ:The government is nearly done with a major report on Climate Change. President Trump isn’t going to like it.

Dr. Ward worked 27 years with the United States Geological Survey as research geophysicist, branch chief, and program manager. He helped develop and manage a major national research program, chaired a committee at the White House, testified before Congress, worked on a committee for Vice President Gore, published more than 50 scientific papers, and won two national awards for explaining science to the general public. He retired in 1998, working intensely for the past decade trying to resolve several enigmatic observations related to climate change.

Ward’s analysis and theory are explained in detail on his website: WhyClimateChanges.com, and in his new book:

What Causes Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?


 Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, March 28, 2018:

6:30: Peter Schweizer, author of the new book: “Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends,” calls the show. In the book Peter lays out the newest form of corruption in Washington D.C. involving larger sums of money than ever before.

Peter is also the President of the Government Accountability Institute, which is a team of investigative researchers and journalists, committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other government corruption and malfeasance. He is the bestselling author of Clinton Cash, Throw Them All Out, Do As I Say (Not As I Do), Extortion, and Architects of Ruin. He lives in Tallahassee, FL.

7:10: Ron Hosko, former Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and President of the Law Enforcement Action Network talks with Bill. Today, we’ll be talking about the latest police shooting issues. Ron would like to direct your attention to an Op-ed piece he’s penned on the Daily Caller:

READ:Correcting The Washington Post’s DISGUSTING Narrative on Police Officers and Race.”

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio for the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, March 27, 2018:

6:35: State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill this morning. We’ll be discussing the latest session in the state legislature, and what will be coming next.

7:10: Kenny Stein, Director of Policy for the Institute for Energy Research talks with Bill.

Today, the EPA holds a “listening session” in Wyoming regarding the “Clean Power Plan”. There are listening sessions being held across the nation about whether to roll back the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has made their views very clear on the Clean Power Plan:

Thomas Pyle, President of IER spoke of the CPP, “The plan was really about instituting more federal control over a dispersed system and driving up the cost of reliable electricity in line with the precious administration’s climate ideology. The result would have been residents in more than 40 states experiencing double digit percentage increases in their electricity rates by 2030.”

7:35: Jim Ludwick, with Oregonians for Immigration Reform chats with Bill. Suzanne Bonamicci is proposing a new law that would prohibit ICE agents from arresting illegal immigrants in courthouses.


Bill’s Guests for: Monday, March 26, 2018:

6:35: Dr. Myles Schneider, author of the book: “Restoring Health to Healthcare: The Only Path to Ending Our Healthcare Crisis,” chats with Bill this morning.

About the book: “America is facing a worsening healthcare crisis. Even though we spend more than twice the average per person on healthcare than any other industrialized country, we are still the sickest of them all. Americans are getting sicker at younger ages often with serious chronic diseases, which are responsible for about 75 percent of our healthcare expenditures. It is no wonder that our healthcare costs will only continue to balloon. The current system is unsustainable. It is time for a fundamentally different approach.

In his latest book, Restoring “Health” to HealthCare, Dr. Myles Schneider lays out a unique and thorough plan for solving the crisis. Part 1 identifies the underlying cause of the problem and then describes the key parts of his solution that provides affordable, quality healthcare for all and exactly what the government, the insurance companies, and the healthcare professionals need to do to get this done.

It also shows how this can be accomplished without adding billions of dollars to our nation’s debt or increasing taxes or cutting Medicaid and Medicare services or reimbursements to healthcare providers or penalizing people if they chose not to purchase health insurance. Part 2 describes what each of us can do to help ourselves and our country, ending this major problem once and for all.”

On the eve of Obamacare’s eighth anniversary, Sen. Patty Murray, a top Democrat from Washington, blocked Republicans from adding an amendment to the spending bill that would fund billions of dollars in Obamacare insurer payments because of language restricting federal money for abortions. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of the leaders of the healthcare bill, asked for unanimous consent to add the provision to the spending bill, but Murray objected.

Get your copy of the book right HERE.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com calls in to bring to you the Monday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.

7:35: Jim Horner, Medford 549C School District board member drops by the studio. Today, we’ll be talking about the proposed CTE bond issue that may be going on the next ballot for the people of Medford to decide on.

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

Kevin Towers: Medford’s Baseball GM

By

Dennis Powers

Kevin Towers grew up in the Rogue Valley after his family moved to Medford from Northern California when he was a child. He excelled at three sports at Medford High School, standing out as a baseball pitcher with a fastball in the low 90-mph range. He and his teammates took the Black Tornado to the state quarterfinals and semifinals in their junior and senior seasons respectively. Graduating in 1979, he with three other teammate friends headed to Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, to play baseball.

While there, he was considered one of the team leaders and a “tough, gritty, always-on-fire guy.” After one season of junior college ball, Towers went on to play for Brigham Young. Kevin was drafted in the first round in 1982 by the Padres as a pitcher. Although he didn’t move past AAA baseball and then injured his arm, he moved into scouting after seven years in the minor leagues.

Kevin became a pitching coach in the minor leagues (1989-1990), a scout for the Padres (1989-1991) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1991-1993), and then rejoined the Padres as scouting director in 1993. He became the general manager of the San Diego Padres in 1995, which lasted for 14 seasons–a long tenure with a career that included four National League West titles with a World Series appearance for his team in 1998. The new owner of the Padres let him go in 2009 as part of an overall front-office “house cleaning”.

After leaving the Padres, Towers went on to being a special assignment scout for the New York Yankees for the 2010 season. Then, the front office of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 where he worked until 2014 as a general manager. In his first season in 2011, Arizona went from last to first in the NL West and improved by 29 wins.

Towers was known for his ability to find pitchers and other players who had been released by another team and then did well. On the heels of two 81-81 campaigns, the D’backs were more than 20 games below .500 when he was let go by Arizona during the 2014 season. Towers then joined the Cincinnati Reds as a special assistant and remained in that role for three seasons.

He died in early 2018 from thyroid cancer at age 56. Major leaguers considered him to being “one of the most well-liked individuals in the game whose love of life and baseball will be missed.” Along with an athletic savvy–not just in baseball–but an ability to learn, retain, and apply what he had experienced. One of his former players, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018 and joined others in emphasizing the great impact he had on their careers. And Kevin Towers didn’t forget his Medford roots.

Sources: Tim Trower, “Medford’s Towers didn’t forget his roots,” Mail Tribune, January 30, 2017, at Background; “Medford grad, major league GM Towers dies,” Mail Tribune, January 28, 2018, at Synopsis.

Hey! Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Dr. Powers’ book: “Where Past Meets Present.” Available at Hellgate Press.


Join Captain Bill Simpson and the people of Siskiyou County in creating a, citizen owned, Public Utility District that will help to take control of the Klamath Dams, thereby preventing them from being removed by the Gang Green Hordes.

Please consider donating to our cause to save our dams and lakes. Community Citizens owned PUD..

Donations can also be made by the U.S. Mail: N/W citizens PUD, PO Box 982 Yreka, Ca. 96097


Bill’s Guests for: Friday, March 23, 2018:

6:10: Greg Walden, Oregon U.S. Congressman, (R-Hood River) starts off the show with Bill. We’re talking about wildfires and an update on the 1.3 trillion dollar budget plan.

6:35: Curtis Ellis, Sr. Policy Advisor for America First Policies talks with Bill. Curtis is currently traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, and joins the show from Atlanta, Georgia this morning.

We’re talking some big news on President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs and trade.

Learn more at: AmericaFirstPolicies.org.

7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.

7:35: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and journalist over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com and WesternJournalism.com talks with Bill. Capt. Bill is here to talk about a push to form a public utility district in Siskiyou County that could prevent the destruction and removal of the Klamath Dams. Capt. Bill will tell you how.

Read more from Capt. Bill at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com and WesternJournalism.com.

8:45: Robert Holland from Southern Oregon Fine Meats joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”

Visit Southern Oregon Fine Meats at: 885 Shafer Lane in Medford, or give them a call at: 541-773-8896.