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Saturday Morning Live for Sept. 16, 2017

Host Kris Halterman talks to Guy Occhigrosso, CEO and President of the Bellingham / Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce, about what it means to Live, Work, and Play, in Whatcom County, Skagit County, or any home town? What makes people so passionate to live in their community and what’s the recipe for success?    

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City of Bellingham Fails in Negotiations with Local Management for Lake Padden Public Golf Course

The City of Bellingham has put out to bid for new management of the Lake Padden Municipal Golf Course. After suffering for years with a contract with the City, which failed to include the City’s participation in a planned capital maintenance program for this asset, the current management has opted not to renew their contract. The City receives a percentage of the fees charged for each round of golf. Fees which should be used for the capital maintenance of this city asset. The current management has made a reasonable offer to the City of Bellingham which would not only keep in place a professionally trained and established local management of our public golf course; it would improve the course to keep it competitive with the private courses in the area. See links below for the two interviews with Padden Golf Course Directors, and the Managements Attorney and Padden Golf Course members, for a fuller understanding of what was offered and why the current management is unwilling to sign-on for another ten-year contract. The Arnie Hanna Aquatic Center loses hundreds of thousands of dollars every year and relies upon the City for maintenance. In contrast, the City of Bellingham has benefited …

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 5, 2017

Guest Host Jim McKinney will be discuss with Brett Bonner, of Saturna Capital (former KGMI new and media host) and Al Korelin, a natioally syndicated radio host whose focus is on the economy and politics, on tomorrow’s SML program at 8:00 AM. Topic de jure will be: The news media and insights on their the impact to our communities. Evolution – From print papers, to radio, TV, Cable, Internet, and now social media. Impact – How does it influence and direct our lives? Advertising – Do dollars ($$$) drive news content? Selective news – Catering to a specific clientele. Professional journalism versus profit motives. Can local media (Herald, KGMI etc…) survive Facebook and media monopolies?

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Saturday Morning Live for July 1, 2017

Saturday Morning Live was pre-recorded for July 1st, 2017 for the long, holiday weekend. Host Kris Halterman talks to retired military and former Department of Defense agency analyst, James McKinney about his experiences around the world with nations that have not lived under the structure of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Mr. McKinney shares a number of stories that showcase the differences between a nation of liberty vs. a nation of top-down bureaucracy.  

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Saturday Morning Live for June 3, 2017

Host Kris Halterman discusses concerns of the contract negotiations between the City of Bellingham and Lake Padden Municipal Golf Course with board members from the LPMGC, Steve Swank and Mike Hatfield.

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Saturday Morning Live for Jan. 28, 2017

Ever heard “Clean Phil,” on KGMI 790 AM radio? Ever wonder who Phil is and why he calls himself, “Clean Phil?” Host Kris Halterman will interview Phil Morgan, Clean Phil, as he shares his amazing story on how life is what you make it.

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Saturday Morning Live for October 1, 2016

Host Kris Halterman interviews local resident, Gary Giles, the Modern Griot (historian) about his one-man-show, We Shall Not Sleep. Mr. Giles will tell the listeners about a boy growing up in Philadelphia to the man he is today…how his life has led him to share the lives of three historical figures…three historical figures of Black History…Frederick Douglas, William Still, and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Gary Giles sings, Make Them Hear You). Also joining the conversation is Pastor Cara Tanis, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, to share the joint venture between St. John’s Lutheran and First Congregational United Church of Christ, on a journey of love and understanding for humanity and spiritual renewal in our community. Also on today’s program, Kris has invited Paul Driessen to share an important piece of Federal legislation that is creeping its way through the Halls of Congress. A bill which, unknown to you, will rob you of your right of property and water and place it into the hands of the United Nations and Native American Tribes. The bill is S.2012, and Paul will share it’s potential to deny people their constitutional right to property and Western State water law.

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 19, 2015

Today’s show is all about Christmas. The first part of the show we will be honored by the caroling of the 8:30 AM Choir (aka: the Sacred Heart Carolers). The second part of the show is all about chocolate. The owners of Raw Cha Cha Chocolat will share their story of entrepreneurship and love of chocolate. What Child is This? What Child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet while shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the king, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; haste, haste, to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary Why lies he in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear; for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. Nails, spear shall pierce him through, the cross be borne for me, for you; hail, hail the Word made flesh, the babe, the son of Mary. So bring him incense, gold and myrrh; Come peasant, king, to own him, The King of kings’ salvation brings; let loving hearts enthrone him. Raise, raise the song on high, the virgin sings her lullaby; joy, joy for Christ is born, the …

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 8, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will be interviewing Chris Mellick, of RRAD (Ride Run and Dig), a program to teach kids how to ride trails and to care for them too. Chris will share how he has turned his passion into a reality.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Feb. 14, 2014

  Hosts Kris Halterman and Lorraine Newman talk about Valentine’s Day. The joy of finding love and making it last. Also joining Kris and Lorraine is ‘Andi Vann’ of Pure Bliss Desserts to talk about what it’s like to serve delectable delights on Valentine’s Day.            

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