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Bill’s Guests: Friday, February 14, 2020 – Valentine’s Day
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill on the phone for this week’s Swamp Update from Mordor on The Potomac. Today, we talk with Rick about AG Barr, Roger Stone and more!
See more from Rick over at: DailyTorch.com
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report.
7:20: Mike McCarter of the Greater Idaho movement talks with Bill this morning. Should Southern and Eastern Oregon join Idaho, instead of trying to form a State of Jefferson? We’ll talk about it.
And, you can get all of the information you need, over at the movement’s Facebook Page.
7:35: Cliff Bentz, former Oregon State Senator and current candidate for U.S. Congress joins Bill in studio this morning. Cliff will tell you his ideas as he vies to take the seat, when current Representative Greg Walden finishes his term.
See more of Cliff’s ideas over at: CliffBentz.com
8:10: Stephen Moore, former Trump economic advisor and Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation talks with Bill.
Perhaps you’ve seen this item by former Trump economic advisor Stephen Moore in USA Today: “It’s not the president’s budget. It’s the spending, stupid!
8:25: State Senator Herman Baertschiger (R-Grants Pass) chats with Bill. Herman will give you an update on what’s going on in the State Legislature.
8:45: Mike G from the Britt Festival joins Bill in studio. Mike’s got a sneak peek announcement regarding acts just added to the schedule. BrittFest.org
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:35: Melissa Henson, Program Director for the Parents Television Council chats with Bill today.
The movie “The Hunt” was pulled from release last year. But, since Universal Pictures wants to re-release the film, the Parents Television Council has questions about the film, which depicts a group of rich elites, hunting other humans for sport.
Read more great content, all over at: ParentsTV.org
7:10: Eli Dimitru, a local concerned citizen chats with Bill.
Eli joins us today to tell you about the latest goings-on with Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.org, who will be holding a meeting this SUNDAY from 1-3pm at the Jackson County Library regarding potential dangers from RF Radiation.
8:10: Peter J. Hasson, reporter and author of the brand new book: The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech’s War on Conservatives, chats with Bill.
Americans have given Big Tech enormous power to select the information they read, share, and discuss with their neighbors and friends. But what happens when that power is weaponized for political ends?
Intrepid reporter Peter Hasson blows the lid off of Big Tech’s desire to silence conservatives, push leftist garbage, and dictate how you think, act, and speak in this must-read explosive new book!
To get your copy, click HERE.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist over at EPAutos.com chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Transportation News Segment.
Today, we’re talking self-driving cars, and Eric’s latest article over at EPAutos.com about how insurance actually impoverishes people, instead of helping them.
Read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com
7:35: Judge Joe Charter from Justice Court is in studio today. Judge Joe, a 15 year veteran of Justice Court, is challenging Circuit Court Judge Lisa Greif for Position 8. He’s here to talk about it with you today.
See more over at his website: JudgeJoeCharter.com
8:35: James Hirsen, attorney, musician and social critic chats with Bill today.
Today, we talk with James about impeachment. Can President Trump’s record be wiped clean? James explains in the following article:
Check out more from James at his website: JamesHirsen.com
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:35: Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst with the Independent Women’s Forum chats with Bill.
Today we talk about an article over at IWF.org, that talks about how Democrats seemingly want to push the American worker back into a, sort of, universal 9 to 5 job, thereby ending “flexible work schedules.”
Here’s a few bullet points:
- The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill that would produce disastrous results for workers. Proponents of the PRO Act lament that a shrinking share of workers are unionized. To try to rectify this, the bill would tilt the rules in the favor of unionization, eliminating all state right-to-work laws, requiring all workers (even those who don’t want to) to pay union dues, and forcing employers to turn over employees’ private contact information, opening them up to the potential for harassment.
- Moreover, American Action Forum estimates that the PRO Act would cost employers more than $47 billion each year. But the biggest costs of this bill won’t be borne by employers and businesses. It will be the workers who have less freedom and flexibility to decide how they want to earn a living.
- Today is a very different era than when Dolly Parton’s hit “9 to 5” described life as a drudge worker with no ability to control her schedule. America’s workforce of 160 million people have very different preferences for employment, and thankfully, they have a growing number of working paradigms that allow them to find the arrangement that makes sense for them. We should celebrate this diversity of work life, not roll the clock back to an era of greater standardization.
Read the entire article for yourself: Democrat Bill Would End Flexible Work, Force Every American Into The Same Old 9-5
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8:10: Brad Bennington from the Builder’s Association of Southern Oregon joins Bill live in studio.
Today, we talk about the upcoming Home Show at the Jackson County Expo this weekend, and what can be done to attract more young men and women into the construction trades.
Visit the Builder’s Association of Southern Oregon online for more information on today’s chat. Click this.
Bill’s Guests: Monday, February 10, 2020
6:35: Ms. Louisa Greve, Director of Global Advocacy for the Uyghur Human Rights Project chats with Bill.
Today, we talk with Louisa about what she really believes about the Corona Virus in China.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report.
7:35: State Senator Kim Thatcher, calls the show. Senator Thatcher is running for Oregon Secretary of State, and she’s here to pitch her ideas for you this morning.
See more from Kim over at her campaign website: KimThatcher.com
Also, you can text “Kim” to 541-241-7192 if you’d like to help out.
Kim Thatcher Announces Campaign to Become
Oregon’s Next Secretary of State
State Senator unveils plans for republican primary race before large Timber Unity rally at State Capitol
(Salem) February 6, 2020 — “I believe every Oregonian deserves a state government that is a good steward of your tax dollars and that every elected official in Oregon must be accountable, transparent, and honest with taxpayers.” That was one of the key messages State Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) delivered to a crowd of hundreds of people in Salem Thursday as she launched her campaign to become Oregon’s next Secretary of State.
The 55-year old Thatcher was a featured speaker at the huge [timberunity-convoy.com]Timber Unity convoy and rally held on the steps of the State Capitol Thursday. Senator Thatcher told the audience her campaign will be very similar to her track record in the Oregon Legislature. “I have fought hard in the legislature for government accountability, transparency, and integrity.”
“Making her announcement to run for this statewide race means a lot to the Oregonians at the rally because they came from every corner of the state to be a part of this amazing experience,” said Angelita Sanchez from Sweet Home, one of the founding members of Timber Unity.
The rally was held to protest the Cap and Trade legislation. Senator Thatcher feels the legislature should refer the measure to the ballot. “Some lawmakers think you all aren’t smart enough to decide for yourselves on whether a Cap and Trade tax like Senate Bill 1530 is a good idea or not, so they don’t think you should have a right to vote on it. So why are they trying to quickly shove it through a rushed, and rigged short session?!”
The three main divisions of the Secretary of State’s Office include audits, elections, and corporations. Thatcher pointed out a billion dollar court judgment and other problems at the Oregon Forestry Department make the agency ripe for an audit, “Counties needlessly lost revenue, people needlessly lost jobs and our rural economy was hurt” said Thatcher to the rally participants.
“We appreciate Kim’s concern for rural Oregon’s natural resource economy and the people who depend on it for their livelihood and to raise their families,” added Sanchez. Thatcher was elected to the House of Representatives in 2005 and was re-elected five times. In 2015 voters sent her to the Senate and was she was re-elected in 2018. The Senator started her own small road-construction related businesses over 25 years ago.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, author and local historian, joins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of:
Visiting Past & Present
The Grange Co-Op
by Dennis Powers
During the depths of the Great Depression, 99 farmers in the Valley invested $10 each in 1934 to form a cooperative. By joining together, they could pool their produce for better prices, secure a lower price for livestock feed, and purchase needed equipment and supplies at bulk prices. The cooperative has grown since into a multi-million dollar business with numerous services to meet this region’s agricultural and individual needs.
Local farmers and ranchers can now obtain sacked or bulk feeds, certified organic and produced locally. The feeds are available for animals ranging from sheep, goats, cattle, and horses to rabbits, hogs, poultry, and llamas. When the bulk fertilizer plant was built next to the feed mill in the 1960s, the Grange Co-op provided farmers with both conventional and organic fertilizers—blended at the plant to requirements. Crop protection products such as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are available, plus renting different spreaders.
Rising 135 feet above Central Point, the Co-op’s grain elevator is an imposing landmark. It is the tallest manmade structure in Southern Oregon; an area monument since its 1947 construction, a 1961 fire destroyed it. Rebuilt one year later at the same location and to nearly the same specifications, the structure is still the only major feed plant in Southern Oregon.
The facility holds 35 commodity bins that hold up to 2,000 tons of wheat, corn, barley, oats, soybean meal, and beet pulp. This flexibility allows the Grange to meet nearly all of a farmer’s or rancher’s livestock needs. Purchasing wheat, barley, or oat grains from regional farmers (the great bulk from the Mid-West), the shipments are unloaded from trucks and railcars that pull up to its Central Point facilities. A mechanical bucket system fills the bins, as elevator employees check the levels. The feed is then mixed and shipped.
While other agricultural cooperatives have had difficult times, this Co-op has done quite well despite the Valley’s shift from strictly rural/agricultural to being more urbanized. Its success stems from a decision made in the mid-1960s to expand its retail offerings to target homeowners and weekend gardeners. The Co-op has grown over the years to seven retail stores in Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls (expanded), South Medford, White City, and Yuba City in California.
The Co-op still runs its feed and fertilizer plants in Central Point with field-crop analysts serving customers from the coast to the Klamath Basin, and from Douglas County into Northern California. It still delivers bulk gas, diesel, and heating oil, as started by its founders. The retail sales at its outlets (including online) make the difference, however, with a wide array of products that include: farm and ranch, lawn and garden (including rental equipment), pet food and supplies, wild bird food and supplies, unique gift items, holiday-themed gifts, patio furniture, barbecues and supplies, clothing and footwear for the whole family, as well as hardware selection.
The Grange pays dividends to “Ag members” (full- and part-time farmers and ranchers) and to “dividend patrons” (non-Ag members) who spend at least $500 annually. Typically, 20 percent of dividends are paid in cash and 80 percent in equity credits to dividend patrons. Ag members typically receive 30 percent of the dividend in cash and 70 percent in equity credits. These average in total over $1.5 million annually.
The Co-op continues to meet the needs of this region, whether it’s helping 4-H and FFA members, supporting the area’s agriculture, or working to meet the needs of gardeners and pet owners. With 200-plus employees and total annual sales of over $50 million, it has greatly expanded from its earlier Depression beginnings–and another regional success story.
Sources: See “Grange Co-op: About Grange Co-op,” at History (With Image); Sarah Lemon, “The High Point,” Mail Tribune, April 17, 2011, at The Elevator and More; Mail Tribune, “Business news: Grange Co-op distribution,” April 18, 2017, at Grange Co-op Distributions.
8:45: Titan Heating & Air is today’s business guest for “Whose Business Is It Anyway”
Titan Heating & Air
Address: 5598 Table Rock Rd. Central Point
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