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Saturday Morning Live for Jan. 6, 2018

Today’s Show: Host Kris Halterman will interview Keith Mofley (CEO) and Jacob Grant (COO), to talk about their new business venture. A local shopping app named, Locale. Small Businesses need to stay competitive in today’s online shopping surge. Whether your small business is online, bricks-and-mortar, or both; Locale brings the advantages of same-day-delivery to local small businesses.     LIBERTY ALERTS: On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 the newly seated Whatcom County Council will select the candidate to fulfill the vacancy created with the election of Councilmember Todd Donovan to the new District 2 seat. There are currently twenty-nine candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring. Many of the names are familiar to political-geeks like me. You (the listeners) might want to take a moment to see who’s asking to be seated and weigh-in on who you believe they should select. With the last four-year + of an echo chamber in the Council Chambers it would be refreshing if they were to pick a candidate who is either middle of the road (a true independent voice) or conservative in their following of the national, state, and local laws.

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 23rd, 2017

Host Kris Halterman has invited Mary Beth Teigrob to share holiday song and traditions.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 16, 2017

Kris Halterman has invited EJ Ledet back to discuss Lake Whatcom and the manner in which the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County propose to address TMDL and how Lake Whatcom is treated at the Lake Whatcom Water Supply and Treatment Facility.        

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Seeking Affordability: Will Efforts by the City of Bellingham to Upzone (infill) Residential Zoned Areas Work?

A recent editorial article in the Northwest Citizen, by Dick Conoboy, has signaled the alarm to protect single-family zoned land within the City of Bellingham. At the heart of Mr. Conoboy’s argument is a study that shows infill does not reduce the costs of housing and that there is adequate land available to allow for more development already. Why should we care?  Because if our planners make the wrong decision, it will impact the future of where we live and if we or our children can afford to live here. In an effort to secure more housing the City of Bellingham is considering changes to their urban, single-family and other residential zoned properties. The City of Bellingham seeks to shrink the size of minimum lot requirements to build new single-family housing and to allow for more Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU (think houses converted to include rental apartment / room) and Detached Accessory Dwelling Units or DADU. There is no question that there are not enough affordable, single-family homes available within the Bellingham city limits. This is the result of a vision, or plan, that is referred to as new-urbanism, although a more visual name would be “Stack ‘em and Pack ‘em.” When the City …

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 9, 2017

Part 1: Kris Halterman will talk to EJ Ledet about how Whatcom County is proposing to “fix” Lake Whatcom. Part 2: Kris Halterman will interview Jacob Deschenes, ERA Capital CEO, about what people should know about the coming 2017 Trump Tax Cuts. What steps should be taken now to be ready for the end of the year which will benefit you economically and a brief discussion on “what is a bitcoin?”  

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As Energy Use Drops … How Do Energy Companies Pay their Bills?

Local Puget Sound Energy has released their required public notice of intent to request rate changes for electrical and natural gas energy usage. A cursory reading of the rates that will increase vs decrease, it looks as though the single-family residential and small business properties will be paying more for their electrical and natural gas use. Rental units, farming, and large industry rates are seeking a stay of rates or decrease.

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 2, 2017

Glen Morgan, from We the Governed, will be filling in for Kris Halterman. Glen’s topic de jour will be going over the recent local PDC filings and the 2018 Agenda for the Washington State Legislator’s. What outcomes should the residents and tax payers of Washington pay attention to?

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 25, 2017

Host Kris Halterman prerecorded this show with Exec. Director for the Lighthouse Mission Ministries, Hans Erchinger-Davis. Hans updates the listeners on what’s happening at the mission, the status of the 24-7 Drop In Center, and how grateful they are for the fabulous volunteerism shown to the Mission.

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Causes of Low Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in Basins 1 and 2 Hypolimnions of Lake Whatcom and Proposed solutions to increase DO and improve other Water Quality Properties

Prelude Before we get into the details of “Causes of Low Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in the Lake Whatcom and Proposed Solutions to Increase DO and Improve Water Quality Properties” please consider the following analogy to the Lake and try to create a mental picture in your mind. Let’s take carbonated drinks as an example. You may like drinking cold soft drinks/soda pops, beer, or carbonated water, especially on a warm summer day. What happens when you open that carbonated drink container? It loses pressure and begins going flat. It loses pressure because pressure was used to force, a gas, in this case carbon dioxide (CO2), into the liquid and that contained pressure was higher than the outside atmospheric pressure; which is why you hear a “swoosh” when that pressure is released. At the same time and in the same place, you may also observe that the gas (CO2) begins to “bubble out” of the liquid. As the temperature of the liquid becomes warmer the solubility of the gas in that liquid decreases; the effect of this is that the gas separates and bubbles out of the liquid as it warms. Like a flat soft drink, flat beer, or flat water, the …

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 18, 2017

Host Kris Halterman will interview Ed Kilduff and Michael Ausilio on the resurgence of a manufacturing renaissance in America. Why it is important to nurture this to level the economic future for middle-America.  

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