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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.

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.

Today’s Show:   

Host Kris Halterman has invited Glen as her guest to talk about the numerous lawsuits that are piling-up against our beloved Inslee, the "Lock down King." Also, on the menu is a discussion about, Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242, "Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law." Is our Governor violating this federal law? Tune-in and call-in if you have questions or concerns about how far will Washingtonians allow the government to violate their civil rights?


Common Threads NW and The Fourth Corner are co-sponsoring a candidate forum with the Republican candidates for Governor. The forum has been scheduled for June 18th, 2020 at the Port of Bellingham’s, Harbor Center Room. The forum will run from 7 – 9 pm and will be aired lived on KGMI, TVW, YouTube and other media platforms (to be announced later). Mark your calendars because this is an important race for our state. Gov. Inslee has proven that he does not value “all” small businesses equally. The thousands of business owners and their staff need someone that represents them in Olympia and values their contribution to our state and local economies.


Quotes from Benjamin Franklin:

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.

Thomas Jefferson also said:

He who gives his freedom for safety gets none of them. Thomas Jefferson

He that is secure is not safe. Benjamin Franklin 

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin

mark harmsworthToday’s Show:   

Thank you to the show’s sponsor, Asset Advisors – contact Dick Donahue to talk about your long-term financial planning.

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?

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".

Host Kris Halterman will have a special guest interview with Dean Gano, Creator of Apollo Root Cause Analysis, about his recent article (also published by Liberty Road), "Stay Home," Orders from the Governor.

Topic for discussion will include the Principles of Causation and how they relate to effective, problem solving. Dean Gano specializes in effective problem solving for any kind of human situation.


Host Vince Buys interviews Todd Myers, Director for the Center for the Environment for the Washington Policy Center, during part one of the program. Part two of the program Vince interviews Charlie Crabtree, of The Fourth Corner and Senator Doug Ericksen about Washington State's education funding. After McCleary and after Washington School Districts gave double digit increases to their schools and teachers; where will the shortfall in funding come from this year? Tax increases? Local levies reinstuted to fill the gap? McCleary 2.0? Tune-in to learn what's on the agenda for the Washington State Legislature this year.

SML Liberty Alerts:

Hans Erchinger-Davis, Exec. Dir. of the Lighthouse Mission Ministries will give an update on what the Mission is doing to guard against COVID-19 outbreak.

Program Guests/Topic:
Rep. Luanne Van Werven, 42nd Dist. will give an update on what happened during the completed 2020 legislative session in Olympia and what, if anything she's hearing from the Governor's office.
Senator Doug Ericksen, 42nd Dist. will give his update on what happened in Olympia this year and what he's hearing. (Senator Ericksen is on his way home from California, so may not be back in time for this interview.)
Candidate for State Rep. of the 42nd Dist., Jennifer Sefzik will join the conversation to talk about why she's running and how she will work to represent the 42nd Dist.


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