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Remember to Tune in the Halli & Friends at 8am MDT, Monday thru Friday

April 18th, 2010 by Halli

Yes, Halli & Friends, heard on , is now airing at 8am, Mountain Daylight Time, each weekday.

If you missed some of the recent shows, be sure to listen on demand at the same website, or with the player on this page. You’ll want to hear Mark Hansen, running for reelection as Bonneville County Treasurer, and his challenger, Janet Trujillo. Chick Heileson has weighed in recently, too, as has Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Don Crist, author of “What Can I Do: After the Tea Party”.

Upcoming guests include Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, Carolyn Nicolaysen, preparedness expert, legislators and many others.

If you’re in the vicinity of eastern Idaho Falls, tune in to Minuteman Radio 1610 AM for Halli & Friends at the same time.

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Chick Heileson on Halli & Friends

April 16th, 2010 by Halli

If you missed the live show, be sure to listen on demand to today’s interview with Chick Heileson on Halli & Friends.

For the next few days you can also listen to the episode with the player on this page.

Chick is running in the primary for the Republican nomination for Idaho’s Second Congressional District seat, and is the true constitutionally based candidate. Be sure to check out Chick’s website.

Remember that Halli & Friends now airs 8-9am weekdays at

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Halli & Friends Radio Show Canceled Wednesday, April 7

April 7th, 2010 by Halli

Due to the funeral of a good friend and neighbor, I must cancel today’s Halli & Friends radio program.

I’ll be back Thursday at 1pm MDT with guest Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation.

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“Halli & Friends” Radio Show 1 Hour Later This Week

March 23rd, 2010 by Halli

The Halli & Friends radio program at will be one hour later than usual Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week only. Tune in at 2pm, MDT, the rest of this week.

The program returns to its regular time of 1pm, MDT, next Monday.

Remember that all past shows can be heard on demand at, and the most recent programs are available in the player on this website.

Don’t miss the hard-hitting discussions of the hottest topics every day on Halli & Friends!

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National Health Care? We’ve Had this Discussion Before!

February 25th, 2010 by Halli

During Wednesday’s Halli & Friends radio program, guest Steve Adams compared the debate over national health care to the mid 1800’s debate over government education. You’ll be amazed at the similarities as you listen to the entire discussion of educational philosophy. Steve cast a whole new light on today’s hottest political topic.

Wednesday’s program can be heard on demand using the player on this page, or you may go to

Listen to Halli & Friends live each weekday from 1-2pm at

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Tuesday’s Halli & Friends at 2pm

February 22nd, 2010 by Halli

Just a programming note: Tuesday’s Halli & Friends program will be from 2-3pm for that day only. All other episodes air live from 1-2pm.

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February 18 “Halli & Friends” Show a Must-Hear!

February 19th, 2010 by Halli

If you missed the live show, be sure to hear Thursday’s Halli & Friends on demand with the player on this page.

The first guest was Ilo Jones, executive director of the Fully Informed Jury Association. Ilo adeptly described the constitutional basis for the trial by jury and explored the duties and experiences of a juror. This interview should be required listening for anyone who is called to jury duty.

Senator Russ Fulcher, Idaho Senate Majority Caucus Chair, joined Halli for the second half of the program to report on the week in the Idaho Legislature and to give predictions for the coming weeks. Topics ranged from the Conscience Protection bill, to taxes and the budget. Senator Fulcher is a true champion of conservative values in the legislature.

ALL episodes of Halli and Friends are important, but this day the information was exceptional!

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David Ripley: Have Our Hearts Grown Cold?

February 16th, 2010 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

WorldNetDaily carried an important story late last week about fresh evidence of Planned Parenthood’s corporate policy of helping cover up the sexual abuse of teenage girls – as well as a pattern of violating state laws requiring parental consent before an abortion is committed against a girl.

The intrepid Lila Rose produced a sting tape of an abortuary run by Planned Parenthood in Alabama. Posing as a 14-year old girl, Ms. Rose asked for their help in skirting the parental consent law and protecting her 31-year-old “boyfriend”.

Not a problem, said the staffer. “As long as you consented to having sex with him, there’s nothing we can truly do about that”, the counselor adds. This, despite the fact that Alabama law makes it clear that 14-year-old girls cannot give legal consent because they are children.

The smoking-gun tape was so concrete that the Alabama Department of Health undertook an investigation of the abortion center, producing a 38-page report documenting that the Planned Parenthood operation systematically ignored two key laws designed to protect young girls: The first requires parental consent before an abortion. The second requires reporting suspected cases of sexual abuse to law enforcement officials for investigation.

“The Health Department report documents the same malpractice that we have found in state after state,” Rose is quoted as saying. “Sexually abused minors are being neglected by Planned Parenthood, which puts its own ‘abortion-first mentality’ before child protection.”

There is no doubt that the failure to report suspected sexual abuse is systematic, a corporate policy of sorts, throughout the Planned Parenthood empire. Several years ago we reviewed available data on reporting of sexual abuse in Idaho and found a huge discrepancy between reports filed and teenage pregnancy rates. The data strongly suggests that this reluctance to report abuse is as true in Idaho as it is everywhere else.

Please stop and ponder that for a moment. In effect, Planned Parenthood is engaging in a criminal conspiracy to protect predators, to enable the continued sexual abuse of teenage girls across the country.

Yet the public tax dollars continue to be pumped into the organization. Sometimes a public relations problem – but never a criminal charge against the corporate culture at Planned Parenthood.

Where is the outrage?

Compare the reaction this Planned Parenthood story has received with the fever pitch after the ACORN tapes were revealed.

While public outrage was fed by Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others, even allies in Congress had to feign a shared indignation and move to block ACORN funding. (In fact, there are still ACORN stories up on Hannity’s website).

But no story, no big tv interview, no petitions to stop public funding of Planned Parenthood. About the only place we were able to find a clear expression of moral outrage was on David Horowitz’s blog.

Is the lack of outrage due to the chilling of our hearts? Can we not feel the tremendous damage that Planned Parenthood is doing to America’s children? The sexualizing and abuse of our children, particularly our daughters, may be a crime of greater long-term magnitude than even the slaughter of preborn children.

Our failure to rise up and demand an end to our collective partnership with Planned Parenthood is an indication that we need some very serious prayer efforts, begging the Lord to lead us into repentance.

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Representative Tom Loertscher: House Highlights, February 1, 2010

February 3rd, 2010 by Halli

By Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Bone

By this time we seem to be getting acclimated to our new surroundings but that doesn’t mean that we have become all that comfortable. I was talking with one of the legislative advisors (aka lobbyist) and he made me aware that legislators who duck in and out of meetings through the committee room back door have been noticed. Being somewhat guilty of the practice myself I have changed my traffic pattern to make sure I get a chance to greet the people who have come to be a part of the meeting.

The session is progressing normally (if there is such a thing as normal around here) with committees meeting at full steam introducing legislation and completing the rules review. There have been a larger number of rule rejections than in previous years which probably suggests that the process is maturing. Unlike our counterparts in D.C., we have legislators that are actually reading this stuff, and that’s a good thing. What a novel idea to read the rules and the bills.

Budget is still on everyone’s mind and the mail is coming in with everything from don’t cut my agency budget to cut everyone else but me. With January now expiring, we will soon get the revenue figures for the month and that will play a big role in how the agencies will be funded. We are hoping for some good news this time. One of my friends jokingly told me that we needed to spend more money on education, more money on roads, more money on corrections, more money on universities, and more money on health and welfare – - but don’t you dare raise my taxes. That leaves the printing press I guess.

There are times at the end of a session when tempers around this place can flare, especially when there are highly emotionally charged issues that are being discussed in haste. What is not usually the case is for something like this to happen at this stage of the proceedings. But if is to occur it would be in the Health and Welfare Committee. The incident was over a program called Katie Beckett and co-pays for participants. The majority of the committee needed more information that was not available from the department. In this case the weekend was good for a cooling off period.

On a personal note, the snow is falling at home with more than six new inches at the ranch and more snow coming to other areas of District 31. Though we have our difficulties with winter, we know that snow means more water for the summer and improves our optimism for the future. While growing up I thought my parents and the “older” generation spent too much time talking about the good old days. I try not to do that but Linda and I spent some time over the weekend talking of fond memories of the past. I’m not one to long much for the good old days. Linda inherited her family’s Flexible Flyer sled and the neighbor kids spent the afternoon sleighing down the hill in front of our home, screaming all the way. That brought back a flood of memories of a simpler time when for hours we would walk back up the hill in my home town in order to ride three quarters of a mile to the old high school.

Times are not so simple anymore and with the changes that have come, I wonder if the kids of today ever get much of a chance to do the simple things that can make you scream in delight. That’s a part of life that should be relished. By the way, is the Flexible Flyer still made (hopefully not in China)? If so, where can I get one?

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Monday’s Halli & Friends Radio Show will Air at 2pm

January 9th, 2010 by Halli

In order to allow listeners to hear Governor Otter’s State of the State address, scheduled to begin at 1pm, Halli & Friends will air 1 hour later than usual this day only. Tune in at at 2pm for the live show, which will include reaction to the governor’s speech.

Remember that past shows are available on demand at any time on this blog, or on the above website.

Please help spread the word about Halli & Friends, heard weekdays at 1pm, except for Monday, Jan. 12, when the show will be at 2pm. And don’t forget to call in at 917.889.3946 to participate!

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