Saturday Morning Live


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for July 5, 2014

With the July 4th holiday on Friday, the SML will run a repeat show and be back live on July 12th, 2014. Host Kris Halterman discusses the Growth Management Act with experts Ed Kilduff from Lopez Island (hydro geologist) and Glen Morgan of the Freedom Foundation (property rights specialist).  What are the 13 principles of the Act? ...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

View from the Bottom

Hillsdale College is a private University that offers their publication “Imprimus” free to anyone who wishes to take the time to read the words of professional people from the perspective of independent, responsible citizens who understand that the values of a moral society raise people up. This elevation is not due to government, but from ...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for June 28, 2014

Showcasing the 4th of July, Independence Day holiday, host Kris Halterman has invited Cassie Aguilar to sing a patriotic song, Maddie Baines to talk about the “Constitutional” Knowledge Bowl and Scholarship program, and the Bellingham / Whatcom County officials to talk about local fireworks ordinances and fireworks safety.   

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for June 21, 2014

Can Government be Accountable? Host Kris Halterman interviews former (five term )Washington State Auditor and Senior Fellow for the Freedom Foundation, Brian Sonntag about Government Accountability. Accountable to whom?     

Monday, June 16, 2014

Water Woes III – in search of Answers

As promised SML is providing a brief outline, commentary and links to the third in a series of four water forums, and sponsored by the Rome Grange. I want to personally thank the Kirk Family and Whatcom Works, for providing the high quality Whatcom Works – YouTube video(s) of the past water forums. Your dedication to the process ...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Competence and Character – essential elements for good leadership

It’s hard not to seem hyper-partisan and hyper-critical when criticizing the Obama Administration about the Benghazi situation. It’s a dangerous world out there, and we know these things happen. But the real test is how our government deals with it. And as Bill Whittle points out, our government did a terrible job of dealing with ...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Updated: Water Woes II – the road to Awareness

UPDATED: At last May’s “Water Woes II” there was a lengthy Q&A segment from the audience that I wish to share with you. There are a lot of important questions asked here which will increase your understanding of the present concerns that all Whatcom County residents need to be aware of. “Water Woes III” was ...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for June 14, 2014

Host Kris Halterman is joined by Glen Morgan of the Freedom Foundation to discuss:  What’s the importance of Charter Review to our Whatcom County Charter?    “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DAD’S out there from SATURDAY MORNING LIVE”

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Local Blogger laments the loss of political civility in an environment of bullying

Back in February 2014, Saturday Morning Live posted a story on the “chilling effect” which is commonly used to squash free speech. Apparently the tactic has been very effective as local blogger, Clayton Petree writes about the downward spiral in political civility in America. Local school board member, Hugh Foulke was severely and publicly chastised ...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Water District Coalition petitions County Legal Department, “Stop the spending and follow the law!”

As many of our readers are aware water is a big issue for Whatcom County. A lot of money continues to be spent, as the County works towards final resolution of this issue. County residents have expressed concern about the process, because it directly affects their private and business property rights. In a nutshell our County derives it powers from the County ...


fireworks over water

Saturday Morning Live 6/28/14

Host Kris Halterman has a star-spangled show for you with Cassie Aguilar singing God Bless America, then Bellingham Police Lieutenant…

A sidewalk outside the Legislative building is bustling with people on the first day of the 2014 session of the Washington state Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Saturday Morning Live 6/21/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with former Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag about government accountability. Podcast: Play in new window |…


Saturday Morning Live 6/14/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with Glenn Morgan of the Freedom Foundation about the upcoming Whatcom County Charter Review. Podcast: Play in…


Saturday Morning Live 6/7/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with Senior Education Analyst Jami Lund of the Freedom Foundation about the successful “local-only” teacher’s union…

Earth World

Saturday Morning Live 5/31/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with retired climatology doctor Timothy Ball and Glenn Morgan with the Freedom Foundation about the consequences…