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santa20“We Will Santa Rebellion — Open Our Schools Now,” aka Santa Rebellion 2.0

12/12/2020 at 2:00 PM, Cordata Center in the parking lot by the former Billy McHales restaurant

Host Charlie Crabtree interviews Whatcom County Councilmember Ben Elenbaas about the upcoming redistricting within the state; what areas and districts will be affected and what is the goal?

Kris’s interviews Liv Finne, Director of Education for the Washington Policy Center and Dean Gano, author of "Root Cause Analysis: A New Way of Thinking."  
Creator of Apollo Root Cause Analysis, I have been working to help people be better problem solvers for over 20 years. My current mission is to bring the process to the masses by creating new tools and teaching techniques to anyone interested in effective problem solving.

Today’s Show:   

Is there a plan and will it work?

Special guest, State Senator Mark Schoesler (R), state senate minority leader, will discuss the Republican plan for reopening and how small businesses will be affected. Is there hope for the economic future of Whatcom County or Washington State?


Two items of local interest:

The recently published article authored by, EJ Ledet, “The Best Defense is a Proactive Offense,’ What we can do to fortify our immune systems to mitigate/diminish CoV19 infection.

The recently published article authored by, Dean Gano (today’s guest), “Stay Home,” Order from the Governor.

SML Host Charlie Crabtree interviews Washington State Secretary of State, Kim Wyman on election integrity and how the state monitor's to prevent voter fraud...the resources available to the state includes the voters to watchdog the outcome and let the state know when they suspect voter fraud.


The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools has sent out notification that all school districts are to begin offering educational opportunity to their students through online and other creative actions.

It is a great concern to many that our children, our students, are taking a huge hit on their education and what the ramifications will be to them, our schools, and ensuring that these students are able and capable of moving on to the next grade level.

Today’s program features Elizabeth Hanson, ESSL teaching at Shoreline Community College and Gary McGill, representing the Whatcom County Homeschool Assoc. They will share their knowledge on how families can best manage and cope under these extraordinary circumstances.

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Host Kris Halterman will interview Mark Harmsworth, Washington Policy Center Director, Center for Small Business. How are small businesses doing? What is the real unemployment number for Washington State? Is Governor Inslee’s 4-Phase plan realistic? Will small businesses recover? Is Washington State at the tipping point or past the tipping point for our state’s fiscal solvency?

Charlie Crabtree of The Fourth Corner hosts today's show.

Part 1: Interview Tim Eyman on the outcome of the Bob Ferguson, Washington State lawsuit against him. How has it affected his ability to be a voice of the people going forward?

Part 2: Interview with Ken Bell, Commissioner for Dist. 2 at the Port of Bellingham. Ken will update what's happening at the port properties around Whatcom County and progress on the Downtown Bellingham Waterfront property.


How did everyone like the revised Washington State, Presidential Primary Ballot?  From the looks of it this piece of “In the Dark Legislation” is not well liked by many of us on either side of the aisle out here in the real world. 

Well get ready, in the dark of night they have now reached into the very heart of our homes with a sex education course that will teach young children that the sex they were born with may not be "right".


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