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Updated: Saturday Morning Live for December 21st and 14th, 2013

Part 1: Whatcom County Planning Commission Gary Honcoop and water resources policy consultant, Skip Richards, join Kris to discuss the proposed/pending water code changes for Whatcom County.  How will this affect the rural properties who are currently dependent upon access to water and septic systems for use and/or development and improvements on their property?  Licensed hydro-geologist, Ed Kilduff will contribute to today’s program. Part 2: Whatcom County Planning Commission Gary Honcoop and water resources policy consultant, Skip Richards, join Kris to discuss the proposed/pending water code changes for Whatcom County.  How will this affect the rural properties who are currently dependent upon access to water and septic systems for use and/or development and improvements on their property?  State Senator Doug Ericksen will contribute to today’s program.            Direct Play SML Show: Dec. 14, 2013 Direct Play SML Show: Dec. 21, 2013 

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Saturday Morning Live for December 7, 2013

Host Kris Halterman interviews brothers Josh and Jake Mullen, and Luke Jordan, local youths who have made bowling not only a lifetime skill, but have funded a great deal of their future college expenses, too!  

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Saturday Morning Live for November 30, 2013

Jacob Deschenes guest-hosts on Saturday Morning Live, talking with other fellow young conservatives about the political landscape of Whatcom County.      

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Saturday Morning Live for November 23, 2013

Dr. Roger Stark of the Washington Policy Center  and Dr. Robert C Affolter, D.C., join host Kris Halterman to discuss the Affordable Care Act.  Is it working?  Is it affordable? Is the Washington State Exchange system any better than the Federal Exchange?  Will the private insurance industry survive?  Can it work?  Does it address costs?  Solutions?  And, many other questions will be addressed on today’s show. Dr. Roger Stark is a health care policy analyst at WPC and a retired physician. He is the author of the book The Patient-Centered Solution: Our Health Care Crisis, How It Happened, and How We Can Fix It. He has also authored numerous in-depth studies on health care policy, including State Abuse of the Medicaid Program, A Review of the Medicaid Program: Its Impact in Washington State and Efforts at Reform in Other States, What Works and What Doesn’t: A Review of Health Care Reform in the States, andHealth Care Reform that Works: An Update on Health Savings Accounts. Dr. Stark graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and moved to the Pacific Northwest where he completed his general surgery residency in Seattle and his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Utah. After practicing in Tacoma he …

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Saturday Morning Live for November 16, 2013

Host Kris Halterman interviews Whatcom County developer, Rick Rockwell to discuss his eco-village proposal for Birch Bay.  How green is it? Why did Whatcom County Public Works pull his already issued permits?  Mr. Rockwell’s eco-village concept has the potential to attract and retain our short stay retail visitors in a classy, eco-friendly and highly desirable location.  What are Mr. Rockwell’s visions and how can they promote sustainable growth in Whatcom County?  Kris and Rick will be joined by Ed Kilduff.  Ed will share his expertise and experience with water hydrology and the environment, with relation to the Rockwell project. View Full Album     

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Proposed Drayton Harbor Eco-Village Septic Permits Pulled?

Host Kris Halterman interviews Whatcom County developer, Rick Rockwell to discuss his eco-village proposal for Drayton Harbor.  How green is it? Why did Whatcom County Public Works pull his already issued permits?  Mr. Rockwell’s eco-village concept has the potential to attract and retain our short stay retail visitors in a classy, eco-friendly and highly desirable location.  What are Mr. Rockwell’s visions and how can they promote sustainable growth in Whatcom County?  View Full Album

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Saturday Morning Live for November 9, 2013

Today’s Show: Please join me for a special Veteran’s Day Program with; Cassie Aguilar of Whatcom County singing Lee Greenwood’s,  “God Bless the USA” and Clara Olink Kelly, author of “The Flamboya Tree” and resident of Whatcom County.  Clara and her family were prisoners of war in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War on the Island of Java.  Clara will share her story of how her mother and family managed to survive, the families return to Holland and how her mother, father, brothers and Clara’s lives were forever affected and their different roads to healing.     Cassie Aguilar singing Lee Greenwood version of, “God Bless the USA.” Clara Olink Kelly interview, “The Flamboya Tree.” Full Show – Direct play The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Family’s War Time Courage  Bottom of Form by Clara Olink Kelly “The Flamboya Tree is a fascinating story that will leave the reader informed about a missing piece of the World War II experience, and in awe of one family’s survival.” —It is a well-known fact that war, any war, is senseless and degrading. When innocent people are brought into that war because they happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, …

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Saturday Morning Live for October 26, 2013

Clayton Petree, candidate for the Bellingham City Council Ward 4, joins Kris and Jacob on the first half of the program.  Clayton will be interviewed on local City of Bellingham issues.  Clayton will participate unopposed as Pink Vargas has declined to participate in any of the Saturday Morning Live and Conservative forums.  Whatcom County at Large Council Candidates, Councilman Bill Knutzen and Rud Browne, join Kris and Jacob for the second half of the program to answer questions and challenge their opponents political policies.   

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Wealth Wake-up Live for October 26, 2013

Host Dick Donahue invited me to discuss the upcoming 2013 Whatcom County Election.  Why SAVEWhatcom was formed, the Cherry Point Resolution, how coal was drowned out by the Dem’s Whatcom Wins and the Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund over the most pressing issue for Whatcom County which is all things water.  Then Dick and I switch gears to talk about the Port of Bellingham races and why they are just as important this election as the Whatcom County Council races.  

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Wealth Wake Up “Live” for October 19, 2013

Host Dick Donahue along with Kris Halterman of Saturday Morning Live, interview Craig Cole, spokesperson for the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal, about the ongoing environmental review of the project and how it will create local jobs.    Gateway Pacific Terminal Presentation August 2013 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL July 18, 2013 Whatcom Democrat Central Committee Resolutions VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL  

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