Saturday Morning Live


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Water Woes-Whatcom County Water Forum No. 1

The water forum, sponsored by the Rome Grange was well attended and after a brief series of presentations from the panelists, the audience brought forth good questions to gain a deeper understanding of the purpose and direction of local and state agencies involved in the developement of solutions for water issues in Whatcom County. The ...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for Apr. 19, 2014

Host Kris Halterman discusses Common Core with Freedom Foundation’s Glen Morgan.  Glen Morgan is on the School Board of Thurston County and Glen’s wife is a teacher.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Washington State Representative Jason Overstreet Demands WWU President’s Resignation

Representative Jason Overstreet makes a public demand for the resignation of Western Washington University President, Bruce Shepard. “How ironic that in a world where a University President cries for racial diversity in population demographics for his school of higher learning; yet there is no hue, nor cry from this University President or the Educators at ...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for Apr. 12, 2014

Host Jacob Deschenes interviews Glen Morgan of the Freedom Foundation and Rep. Jason Overstreet 42th District to discuss this years legislative update in Olympia. What did and didn’t happen this legislatve season?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Local Whatcom Water District Caucus – “A Condensed History of the Watershed Planning Act; Protecting Local Water Interests”

As readers of Saturday Morning Live are well aware, water is a hot and very important issue in Whatcom County.  There has been a lot written on the issue, but not a lot on the local history of how the Planning Unit was implemented, ignored, and finally reconstituted as it is today. This letter has ...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for Apr. 5, 2014

    Guest Host Samuel Sefzik interviews Max Nelesen from Freedom Foundation and Erin Shannon of the Washington Policy Center, to discuss the Socialist Party movement to raise minimum wage to $15 in Seattle and eventually the entire State of Washington.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Common Core has replaced Local Control and Local Voices in Public Education

One of the outcomes of Common Core has been to silence teachers who speak out against it.  Common Core has been federally adopted and  has silenced the voices of parents and teachers.  It is parents and  teachers role to advocate for the success of our children as it relates to the curriculm taught in our ...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Morning Live for Mar. 29, 2014

Host Kris Halterman interviews Gary Hagland and Mike Newman, from Skagit County CAPR about their upcoming workshops and current issues for the community of Skagit County and her residents.            Direct play SML Skagit CAPR program:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Update on Planning Unit meeting from March 26, 2014

The WRIA1 Planning Unit wrapped up their meeting on March 26, 2014 and sent me this update from their website.  To stay informed on local water issues, please contact one of the Caucus members or attend a meeting.  They have scheduled meetings which I will post on the SML events calendar.   Public awareness is ...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Last Night at County Council

It was a full house at Council up to the moment that Council approved their interim-ordinance on marijuana production, processing and retailing.  Once this ordinance was passed by a unanimous vote of 7 – 0, the crowd dispersed to the Courthouse Rotunda and had a fairly noisy meeting.  The discussion was audible for about 30 ...


Saturday Morning Live 4/19/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with the Freedom Foundation’s Glenn Morgan about Common Core and how it’s changing public education in…

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Saturday Morning Live 4/12/14

Jacob DeShanes fills in for Kris Halterman, talking with Jason Overstreet and Glenn Morgan about what happened (or didn’t happen)…

Job Briefcase

Saturday Morning Live 4/5/14

Sam Sefzik fills in for Kris Halterman, talking with Max Nelsen of the Freedom Foundation and Erin Shannon of the…


Saturday Morning Live 3/29/14

Host Kris Halterman talks with Skagit County CAPR members Gary Hagland and Mike Newman about the changes to land use…

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Saturday Morning Live 3/22/14

Host Kris Halterman talks about water planning and resources in Whatcom County. Podcast: Play in new window | Download