2-20 to 2-23-2018: Bill Meyer’s Blog

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

6:35: Ron Gibson, a local Property Rights advocate talks with Bill. Ron is holding another event in Williams on Sunday to teach people how to “patent” their properties.

WHEN: Sunday, February 25th.

WHERE: The Williams Grange.

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

7:20: Paul, a listener from Talent, joins Bill, live in studio to talk about how the American culture appears to be shifting. We’ll delve into the history of it all.

8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine Officer and journalist over at MyOutdoorBuddy.com and The Western Journal calls into the show. Capt. Bill is here to tell you how wildfire is triggering massive increases in your insurance premiums. Will your home be affected?

READ: “Insurers Fleeing Wildfire Exposure; Will Our Children Inherit A Bleak Future.”

Also: “Report: California homeowners insurance more difficult to get after devastating wildfires.”

8:45: Dave Jones from the Newswatch 12 Sportsmen & Outdoors Show talks with Bill this morning about all the happenings at the show this weekend. Dave is a fishing guide based out of Eugene, who will have his own booth at the event.

 


BILL’S QUICK TAKE – ANOTHER PRE-SELECTED CANDIDATE

It’s pretty well known that Sen. Alan DeBoer will probably not run for re-election, although the official word comes Saturday. Worst kept non-secret in the valley. Says he wants to endorse Jessica Gomez to replace him. With all due respect I ignore ANY politician telling us who we should replace him/her with. My friends you are witnessing the Good Old Boy Network in action. The Senator should have said something officially early, VERY early. This is about making sure no one other than the pre-selected outcome has a chance. Nothing against Gomez, I don’t know her, but running a business doesn’t pre-qualify you for an automatic state senator swap. And by delaying the run/not-run, it keeps possible candidates to a low number, as few party members want to fight an incumbent. I recall everyone was up in arms with the Linthicum/Reschke dustup…Where’s the outrage now?

Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, February 22, 2018:

6:35: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation talks with Bill.

In The Hill, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews says millions of Americans want to buy good health insurance coverage that is less comprehensive than ObamaCare.

He writes:

“The good news is that the Republican tax reform passed in December will end the mandate to have government-approved health insurance coverage beginning in 2019. The bad news is that, unless Congress acts — or unless states decide to work around the law — individuals won’t have any good policies to buy.

The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, required all health insurance to cover a list of “essential health benefits.” In addition, ObamaCare imposed numerous burdensome regulations on the health insurance industry — including the requirement to accept anyone regardless of health status, administrative-cost price controls and no lifetime limits.

Those mandated coverages and requirements made ObamaCare coverage very expensive. Thanks to tax reform, individuals beginning in 2019 will no longer be required to buy that coverage or face a penalty tax.
7:10: James Bennett, a Sonoma County, California resident (Email James Here) businessman, property rights advocate, worked with Rose Koire on the fight against Agenda 21, Smart Growth, Sustainable Development. He’s moving to  Southern Oregon, and we discuss the attacks on your lives, and how to fight back.


Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, February 21, 2018:

6:35: Kevin Mooney, journalist at The Daily Signal talks with Bill. It seems to be an unending broken record with the whole Russia, Russia, Russia (Brady Bunch anyone?) Collusion situation. However, what part of that story is the mainstream media NOT telling us? And, how does it correlate to our own Enviro-Green Commies?

Kevin Mooney is a writer at The Daily Signal, and he’s written an interesting article on the subject.

READ:Stronger Law on Foreign Agents Eyed Amid Russian Links to Green Groups.”

Late last week, the Justice Department of a major announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that it has announced the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election. At the same time, Congress is moving closer to taking action against individuals and groups working against American interests on behalf of Russia. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., who introduced a bill amending the Foreign Agents Registration Act, told Kevin Mooney in The Daily Signal.

Russian government has secretly been funding U.S. environmental groups’ “keep it in the ground” propaganda war against fossil fuels, according to numerous government reports.

7:35: Lt. Justin Ivens of the Medford Police Department joins Bill, live in studio for the Southern Oregon Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.

This Week: Stolen Kubota

8:10: Greg Wooldridge, former U.S. Navy pilot, former Commander of The Blue Angels and Portland resident talks with Bill today. Mr. Wooldridge is tossing his hat into the race for Oregon Governor on the GOP ticket. This could be a potential shake-up for the Republican Party in the primary this may.

Check out more at: WooldridgeForOregon.com.


Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, February 20, 2018:

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

8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and Southern Oregon historian joins Bill, live in studio along with Bob Haworth, formerly of The Kingston Trio and John Hollis, for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”

Bob Haworth: The Kingston Trio (and More)

By

Dennis Powers

Loving to play the banjo and guitar, Bob Haworth began practicing and taking lessons when he was nine-years-old. His family moved from Spokane to Medford in 1959 when he was thirteen; while in junior high and high school, he played string bass in the orchestra, starred in musical productions, and even formed a folk-singing dual with John Eads called “The Kinsmen”, where he skipped school to play at Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lion Club meetings. This was the heady time of The Kingston Trio, Limeliters, and Peter, Paul and Mary; and the duo played well together to where they won a national talent search hosted by Will Rodgers, Jr.

Eads graduated from Medford High School in 1965 and the University of Oregon. He later became an attorney, practiced law here during the 1970s and 1980s, and was Medford’s city attorney from 1974 to 1978. Eads later became a land-use expert where he became the regional planning coordinator for the Rogue Valley Council of Governments. He died in 2005 at age 58.

After graduating from Medford High School in 1965, Bob Haworth attended both UCLA and the University of Oregon, but dropped out from both while he continued playing banjo and the guitar from pizza parlors to even music for movie scores. As he played solo and with bands, his first break came when he was asked to audition for “The Brothers Four.”

This group had met in 1956 at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity–hence, their name–and probably best known for their 1960’s singles hit of “Greenfields.” John Denver had been auditioned for the part, but decided against taking their offer. Haworth sang with The Brothers Four from 1970 to 1985, recording over a dozen albums and touring internationally. Although with different musicians, this group is still performing.

During the 1970’s and 1980’s, when The Brothers Four were not performing, he played music in the Seattle area in a duo called “Bo Mooney”; this evolved into a mobile one-man band with a bass drum on his back, complete with a banjo, harmonicas, bells and whistles, and cymbals between his knees (which became known as Bob O’Luney’s Amazing One Man Band). He continued to record banjo music that included Earl Scruggs, among other banjo greats.

In 1985, he was asked to fill in for Roger Gambill of the Kingston Trio, who had been hospitalized with a heart attack at age 42, but then soon died. Bob sang with the Kingston Trio from 1985 until 1988, when its original member, Nick Reynolds, returned to the group. Between 1988 and 1999, Haworth performed around Colorado as a solo artist and occasionally with his own local band. When Nick retired in 1999, Bob returned to the Kingston Trio and played until 2004, when Bob Shane was forced to retire. From then on, he pursued a solo career.

In January of 2014, he moved back to Oregon with his wife Meri, living just outside of Jacksonville, where he continues to play, write, and record his own music–including concerts where he opens his fields to the invited public. We’re fortunate that he returned here with his talent, whether it’s playing the banjo, guitar, harmonica, or some combination–and making such fine music.

Source: The Brothers Four website at Brothers Four; Bob Haworth, his website, at Kingston Trio. Also, Bob and John will be hosting a show at the Eagle Point Grange this Saturday, called “Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era.”

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th 2018. 7 to 9pm

WHERE: The Eagle Point Grange Hall. 5 S. Shasta Avenue in Eagle Point.

Tickets are $20 a head. Get yours by going to: BrownPaperTickets.com, or call: 541-826-9873

8:45: Trish Welch, an Executive Director of The ARC of Jackson County, comes into the studio to talk with Bill about the Live To Dance With The ARC Stars event coming up soon.


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