Idaho Speaks

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By: Ed Bejarana

A content platform to support conservative issues in Idaho (candidates, issues, and topics that might otherwise be restricted by the social media platforms or ignored by the local and statewide media outlets.)

Wayne Hoffman from Idaho Freedom Foundation Discusses Education and Legislation Challenges for Idaho
#45
Last Friday at 11:00 AM

Wayne Hoffman, President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, visits with Idaho Speaks to discuss education challenges, Social Justice, and Critical Race Theory in Idaho and America.  We also discuss what Idaho Freedom Foundation is doing to keep legislators on track to serve the best interests of the citizens of the state of Idaho.

To join the Idaho Freedom Foundation Text Notification System: (208) 514-4480 Put ’CRT’ in the message to receive information about Critical Race Theory. 

Visit idahofreedom.org to learn more about the Idaho Freedom Foundation.

This episode was supported by F1 For Help...


The Politics Of A Small Town
#44
Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM

This episode is bringing up Dalton Gardens, Idaho, but I am not addressing the current disfunction facing City Council, but rather the example of how communities like Dalton Gardens have broken down.  Today’s episode is about the systemic problem facing America, and I am NOT talking about racism.  The problem we all must face and address is our inability to disagree without hatred.

This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.

Visit idahospeaks.com/s...


Joe Alfieri Struggles with Polling Place Intimidation
#43
06/04/2021

Joe Alfieri, candidate running for Coeur d’Alene City Council, was confronted on Election Day this past May for exercising his constitutional rights to pass out literature near polling places.  Ed & Joe discuss the legal spacing requirements and how polling officials tried to violate Joe’s right to exercise his right to hand out literature.

To support Joe visit www.VoteJoe4CDA.com or email voteJoe4CDA@gmail.com.  You can also visit Joe on Facebook: Vote Joe 4 CDA


This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to lear...


Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Volunteer Discussion with Steve Vanzeveren
#42
06/01/2021

Steve Vanzeveren sits down with Idaho Speaks to share information about the May 19th election, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, and the volunteer effort going forward towards November 2021.

Email Rob Barrans - vicechair@kootenaigop.orgEmail Steve - volunteer@kootenaigop.org 
This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.
Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Climate Change - A Convenient Truth with Jim Hollingsworth
#41
05/28/2021

Jim Hollingsworth, author of Climate Change, A Convenient Truth, sits down with Idaho Speaks to discuss The Green New Deal, the Idaho Dam issue, and political issues surrounding the climate change political effort.

Links:

Amazon Climate Change, An Inconvenient Truth

To get a signed copy, send $15 to Jim Hollingsworth: 

1203 W. Orchard Ave
Hayden, Idaho 83835
This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.
Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sp...


Vaccine Passports-What is their impact on society?
#40
05/25/2021

Coeur d’Alene City Councilor Dan Gookin sits down with Idaho Speaks to discuss Vaccine Passports.

This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.
Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


May 2021 Election Follow-up with Summer Bushnell
#39
05/21/2021

Kootenai County elections are over, but at what cost to the community?  In today’s episode Summer and Ed will discuss the election process and what it means going forward for Kootenai County.

This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.

Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Northwest Liberty Academy hosts the Northwest Symposium
#38
05/18/2021

With me in studio is Mary Green from the Northwest Liberty Academy to discuss an upcoming symposium.
Link:  nwlibertyacademy.org 
This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.

Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees Discussion with Steve Matheson
#37
05/13/2021

Candidate interview with Steve Matheson, running for Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees.
This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.

Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees Discussion with Chris Nordstrom
#36
05/12/2021

Candidate interview with Chris Nordstrom, running for Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees.

This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.

Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees Discussion with Dr. Duke Johnson
#35
05/11/2021

Candidate interview with Dr Duke Johnson, running for Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees.

This episode was supported in part by Zenith Exhibits Studios.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studio to learn more about how Zenith Exhibits Studios is helping Kootenai County and Conservative Issues.
Visit idahospeaks.com/supporting-free-speech/ to support sponsors of Idaho Speaks or to make a contribution to support the program.


Post Falls Highway District Sub-District 1 - David Russell
#34
05/05/2021

David Russell, running for Post Falls Highway District Seat 1, sat for an interview with Idaho Speaks.


Post Falls Highway District Sub-District 1 - Terry Werner
#33
05/04/2021

Terry Werner, running for re-election to the Post Falls Highway District Seat 1, sat for an interview with Idaho Speaks.


Post Falls School District American Government Book Review
#32
05/03/2021

Have you reviewed the text books your students are learning from? Do you know what your children are being taught? In today’s episode, Summer Bushnell brings information about some of the text books being used in the Post Falls School District. You may be surprised to learn what students are learning about the American Government in an American Government textbook.


Elaine Price Running For Coeur d’Alene City Council
#31
04/30/2021

Elaine Price visits with Idaho Speaks to talk about her run for Coeur d’Alene City Council. She shares her thoughts about issues facing the City of Coeur d’Alene.


All Politics Are Political
#30
04/27/2021

The local newspaper and folks like Dan Gookin have been taking shots at the local Republican Party because they came out in support of political candidates. You read that correctly, the newspaper and folks like Dan Gookin do not believe a political party should take a position on candidates running for political office. In today’s episode, I highlight just how un-American the newspaper and folks like Dan Gookin are with this posture.


News and Updates from Brent Regan Chairman of Kootenai County Republican Central Committee
#29
04/23/2021

KCRCC Chairman Brent Regan shares news on the Fire & Rescue Bond, the May 18, 2021 Elections, the Central Committees involvement in non-partisan races, candidate and issue ranking system, and Post Falls School District Levy.


Carla Mattare from KCRWF Responds to Kootenai County Commissioner Bill Brooks New Government Idea
#28
04/20/2021

On April 1, 2021 Bill Brooks presented his idea to change the Kootenai County form of government to the Kootenai County Republican Women Federated organization. Carla Mattare, President of the Kootenai County Republican Women’s Federated, and her husband Bruce Mattare visit with Idaho Speaks to share their views of Commissioner Bill Brooks presentation at the FCRWF meeting on April 1st.


Christie Hutcherson and Women Fighting for America
#27
04/16/2021

Christie Hutcherson shares what is happening with the Women Fighting for America organization and how women can get involved in the national movement to save America. Topics we discuss include immigration, elections, January 6, God’s influence in politics, US Constitution, and resources Women Fighting for America makes available to help take back America.


Leslie Duncan Discusses Kootenai County Optional Forms of County Government Study Commission
#26
04/13/2021

Kootenai County is considering changing the way government operates. A committee has been formed to study government options, but not the desired benefits for the citizens. Why go through this exercise? Turns out to have been a campaign promise…nothing can go wrong with this move, right?


Putting Parents In The Drivers Seat of Driver’s Education
#25
04/09/2021

When was the last time you heard about a private citizen writing a state law for consideration? Well, today in studio I have Bonnie Voves who is doing just that…all in an effort to make driver’s education more affordable and accessible to parents throughout Idaho. In essence, Bonnie is trying to put parents back in the driver’s seat of their children’s education!


If At First You Don’t Succeed
#24
04/06/2021

If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying and eventually too few voters will turn out and your boondoggle bill will pass. I am of course talking about the Post Falls School District’s second attempt to pass the levy. They lost in March and are taking it right back to the May election…no cause for trying to understand why the measure was defeated, just keep trying until success is achieved. Talk about being deaf to the will of the people! In today’s episode I share why Idaho Speaks is against the levy…facts and figure!


Joe Alfieri Announces His Run For CDA City Council
#23
04/02/2021

Joe Alfieri sits down with Idaho Speaks to announce his Candace for CDA City Council.


A Visit with Carla Mattare from the Kootenai County Republican Women Federated
#22
03/30/2021

Carla visits with Idaho Speaks about recent happenings with the Kootenai County Republican Women Federated organization. Carla and Ed discussed Kootenai Counties discussions on changing the form of government and Bill Brook’s push towards the bylaws change. We also discussed how candidates thinking about running for office could request help from the KCRWF.


To Vaccinate Or Not, Opinions From Two Conservatives
#21
03/26/2021

Ed & Summer discuss the Coronavirus Vaccine from the perspective of conservatives who disagree on taking the vaccine. Ed is in favor of taking the vaccine, Summer is not. What is your position? Listen and decide for yourself. Listen and share.


Retired 6 Term Idaho Legislator R.J. Dick Harwood Visits with Idaho Speaks
#20
03/23/2021

Dick and Ed discuss Idaho legislative history and Dick’s involvement on a legislator.


Federal Nullification, Election Integrity, School Levies, and Learning the American Constitution
#19
03/19/2021

Charity Myser from The John Birch Society joins Ed in studio to discuss important topics for the voters of Idaho. Everything from the federal nullification bill being discussed in the legislation, to how people can learn more about the US Constitution, election integrity, and school levies.


The Left Is Out To Silence Political Debate In North Idaho
#18
03/17/2021

This is my response to the CDA Press’s anti-American editorial published on March 14, 2021 titled Fight is on for educational control.


Roger Garlock from North Idaho Pachyderms visits with Idaho Speaks
#17
03/16/2021

Getting involved in your community is mission critical! Today Roger Garlock from the North Idaho Pachyderms joins me in studio to discuss his organization and the things the Pachyderms is working on locally.


Caleb Collier discusses issues being worked on by the John Birch Society
#16
03/12/2021

Caleb Collier visits with Idaho Speaks to discuss issues The John Birch Society is working on here in Northern Idaho. We also discuss membership growth and the value of more people involved in influencing local issues. Caleb referenced two local success stories that the John Birch Society helped influence.


School Levies & NIC Board of Trustees Discussion
#15
03/09/2021

Summer and Ed discuss the suggested NO Vote for the school levy on March 9th. Ed & Summer also discussed issues that are on-going at NIC and the very public fight between the School President and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.


Brent Regan Talks About CDA Education and School Levy
#14
03/05/2021

Brent Regan, chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, discusses the CDA School Budget and Levy effort. Brent also responds to an attack piece published in the CDA Press by two members of the School Board of Trustees. Brent and Ed talk about issues voters should be aware of prior to voting on March 9th.


Jeff Tyler & Summer Bushnell from KCRCC Talk School Levy
#13
03/02/2021

Jeff, Summer, & Ed discuss the upcoming School Levy vote being thrust upon tax payers in North Idaho. We discuss how the education is failing and why the levy’s should be defeated.


Idaho AG Said Congress Doesn’t Have Force Of Law
#12
02/26/2021

Today’s episode is about freedom and liberty. Some folks are going to be discouraged by my words and feel I am just ignoring science. The likes of Facebook and Twitter would block my post (if I were to use them for this type of discussion) because they feel I am spreading misinformation. However, my feeling is it is well past time we, as Idahoans, take back our state and stop the madness. In today’s episode we’ll explore COVID-19, personal responsibility, and governments role in the pandemic.


The Kootenai County Republican Womens Federation visits with Idaho Speaks
#11
02/23/2021

Carla Matter was recently elected President of the KCRWF and joins me in studio today to discuss issues that are important to her organization, how they plan on making a big different in North Idaho, and how more women get get involved to help. We also discuss the School Levies and how the KCRWF stands on the issue.


Homelessness in North Idaho, could this be a great God moment?
#10
02/19/2021

Reading through the CoeurVoice a came across an article titled Not St. Vincent de Paul’s Problem, Everyone’s Problem. The author, Kimber London, did a great job of detailing the warming shelter located in Post Falls and she also give a suggestion on how to help. Noble cause and I agree…help where you can. I’ve spent many days helping at soup kitchens feeding the homeless. However, not to get to critical…but I notice the article didn’t talk any about bringing God in to the lives of the homeless people being served. In today’s episode we’ll discuss...


Charity Myser from the CDA John Birch Society Talks About the 2021 School Levy
#9
02/16/2021

Charity Myser from the Coeur d’Alene Chapter of the John Birch Society entered the studios at Idaho Speaks to discuss the School Levy up for vote this March. Charity and Ed discussed the various challenges parents face with the education system in the Kootenai County School District and their position on how voters should vote on March 9th.


A Talk with Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Volunteer Coordinator
#8
02/12/2021

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Volunteer Coordinator visits with Idaho Speaks and discusses issues important to Idahoans. Steve Vanzeveren shares information on how to get involved with the Republican Party and get your voice heard on issues important to you and your community.


Chad Christensen Talks About Governor Brad Little’s Unconstitutional Actions
#7
02/09/2021

If you are like me, you’ve said numerous times…where are the elected representatives with the guts to stand up and do the right thing? In today’s episode we are going to talk with Representative Chad Christensen from Eastern Idaho about his efforts to hold Governor Brad Little accountable to the people of Idaho for what he calls unconstitutional behavior.


Do Parents In Idaho No Longer Have Rights On How Their Child Is Counseled At School?
#6
02/05/2021

Does your child's school already have your permission to make health and metal wellness decisions without your consent? In Idaho, they probably do. In today's episode we'll hear about a story of a 11 year old girl who received a treatment program from the school councilor and school Principal without parental consent. We discuss action to fix this issue and how you can help.