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Saturday Morning Live for May 6, 2017

Host Kris Halterman will speak to invited guest, Native American Civil Rights Activist and Author, Elaine Willman. Elaine Willman, MPA with a focus on Federal Indian Policy and is a strong advocate for tribal members and U.S. civil rights within tribal governments, and in protecting the rights of non-tribal citizens from the over-reach of tribal government. Elaine is also the author of two books: Slumbering Thunder and Going to Pieces.

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Saturday Morning Live for Feb. 25, 2017

Host Kris Halterman interviews Marlene Dawson, local historian and former Whatcom County Councilmember, regarding the recent email correspondence between herself and County Councilmember Satpal Sidhu. What precipitated the response email from Councilmember Sidhu? What did his response email say that was disconcerting to Marlene and others who read his email response, which she made public? What is this proposed ordinance that Marlene is asking the Whatcom County Council to consider?                

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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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States Rights vs. Tribal Rights ~ What Difference Does it Make Now?

With the recent events regarding the Washington State Supreme Court, exempt private-wells, moratoriums on permitting for properties requiring exempt well for potable water, and property rights violations in general…Elaine Willman, author and of Cherokee heritage herself, shares her extensive insight on how our local, state, and federal governments have failed to study and understand the details of this complicated issue. Elaine had granted Liberty Road the rights to publish her article. Part One of her article was published in the LaConnor Weekly. Part Two will be published next week. Liberty Road has published both parts for our readers and followers, here. Are Your Elected Officials Forsaking You? By Elaine Willman, MPA* Let’s get one thing clear:  Tribal governments do not create Federal Indian Policy. The Executive Branch, Congress and the Courts do. Tribal government officials, lobbyists and legal counsels of 567 tribes have been heavily persuasive with our elected officials at every level of government, but tribes do not make federal/state law. The people you and I elect to every level of office make abundant decisions to benefit Indian tribes, generally to the direct harm of the state citizens served. As example, there were approximately 270 bills in Congress for …

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Merry Christmas from Saturday Morning Live

“There is no Freedom or Liberty without the Soldier Their sacrifice insures the safety of us all”       The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,        I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.        My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,        My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.        Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,        Transforming the yard to a winter delight.        The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,        Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.      My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,        Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.        In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,        So slumbered I, perhaps I started to dream.       The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,        But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.        Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.       My soul gave …

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 26, 2016

Host Kris Halterman discusses the recent changes at Lighthouse Mission Ministries, their message of Thanksgiving and Christmas, how to lift people up and offer them hope; with guests Hans Erchinger-Davis (Ex Dir of Lighthouse Mission) and Gary Giles (Wondabubba.com)

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Saturday Morning Live for November 12, 2016

Host Kris Halterman will interview Jeff Geer and Craig Lang, from Bravo 369, about their documentary, “Warplanes to Siberia.” Their documentary is about a little known secret mission of WWII, to supply Russia with the warplanes and materials necessary to fight Nazi-Germany in WWII. Please click the link below to go to Vimeo and watch this brief sample of this amazing mission.  

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“All Hail Caesar”…The Romans are at the Well…a Vision for the “Royals and Serfs,” in Whatcom County

It has been interesting (in a macabre way) to watch the metamorphosis of the Whatcom County Council and the parallels it has with Roman history. Ancient Rome started as a republic controlled by the wealthy few. Think RE Sources, a very well-funded few who live-in our community, who actively take money from our Council and use it to control your lives and promote people into positions of power to control people and business, here. The only voice for the middle and lesser-classes has been limited to a veto that could be exercised through a Tribune, our cause against the Council. Whatcom County citizens only have the possibility of a veto if a “Tribune” (County Executive) champions their cause. The Roman Republic only worked well for those wealthy few, so there was unrest. In Rome, the unrest would manifest into riots or civil wars. Although less violent, our marathon council sessions where the masses bring their grievances to the council have been signals of the growing unrest of the people. The Roman Senate offered bread and circuses to placate the people; much like our council has provided us with parks and trails, and promised housing for the homeless. But eventually even free stuff …

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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 June 25, 2016

In the first segment of the show, Host Kris Halterman will interview Herb Meyer, author and of many books such as; The Cure for Poverty, Real World Intelligence, and Hard Thinking.  Herb will discuss his most recent book, Why is the World So Dangerous. Herb Meyer gives speeches all around the world and in our small community, about the greatness of the United States, and how much we have to be grateful for. The remaining segments, Host Kris Halterman will talk to Eric Minor, regarding the Convention of States, a movement to convene and restore our state’s ability to reign-in an out of control Federal Government.    

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