Posts Tagged ‘So Live’

So Live: Ark Built Renovations Starts at EMHE house tomorrow

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.


Tomorrow is “door knock” day for Extreme Makeover Home Edition here in Jackson County.    Ken  Snelling and Rush Behnke of Ark Built Renovations have been selected to be the lead contractor for ABC television’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”.    Everyone is very excited about getting started tomorrow. 

Listen to the full episode here:  The interview with Rush starts about 1/4 of the way into the show.

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So Live: Sparrow Club Fundraising for Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Matt & Emily Sampson are the in-studio guests to talk about fundraising efforts for Extreme Makeover Home Edition that’s happening here in Jackson County.   Matt is the Director of the Southern Oregon Sparrow Club since 2006. From 2002 to 2008, Sparrow Club chapters in four Southern Oregon counties have adopted 125 sparrows, raising about $600,000. Emily is the founder and director for Families for Community and she recently co-chaired the Fifth Annual Southern Oregon Autism Awareness Gala.

Listen to the full episode here:

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So Live: Ark Built Renovations about Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.


Russ and Shannon start the week with Rush Behnke, owner of Ark Built Renovations. Rush and his partner Ken Snelling have been selected to be the lead contractor for ABC television’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”.  

Listen to the full episode here:

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So Live: Turf-n-USA

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.


The Oregon Green Expo is coming up this weekend at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and So Live is featuring some of the exhibitors as guests.

This morning, Russ & Shannon talk  with Green Expo exhibitor, Michael Hanson of Turf-n-USA about the options in artificial turf, how the product is “green” and can earn several LEED points because it reduces the need for irrigation, and is made from recycled content.

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So Live: Oregon Green Expo

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.


The Oregon Green Expo is coming up on June 24th at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.   Russ and Shannon spend this segment with Don McCoy and Susan Huntley, Co-Founders of the Oregon Green Expo.

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So Live: Green Expo and Inergy Homes

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

In this interview Russ talks shop with Bruce Anderson owner of Inergy Homes about  a super efficient building system using a heat shielding material developed for the space shuttle, combined with steel framing.   Bruce is deeply concerned that homeowners don’t think through the consequences of the materials used to build houses, like the fire hazard of wood framing verses steel.

Then Russ & Shannon talk with Don McCoy about the upcoming Oregon Green Expo June 25 & 26 at the Oregon Green Expo.  Don got his start in green and better built homes after Bruce had him sell one of his Inergy homes.  Since then Don has gone on to be a leader and promoter of  “green” construction and sustainable business and started the Oregon Green Expo.

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So Live!: About Southern Oregon Timber and Lumber

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

In this interview, Dave Schott owner of Forest Glen Lumber and spokeperson for Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, discusses the legal issues with logging in Southern Oregon Forests, and the impact on our local economy and construction materials.

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So Live!: Rough & Ready Lumber Company

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

In this interview, Jennifer Phillipi, owner of Rough & Ready Lumber in Cave Junction, talks about what it’s taken for them to be the sole surviving saw mill in Jackson & Josephine County.       The Chew Choo timber sale on BLM land was just withdrawn by the BLM and this has a big impact on log supply for the competitive lumber industry.   At this time, Rough and Ready Lumber is trucking in logs from as far away as 300 miles, to keep their mill busy.

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So Live!: Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

In this interview, Dave Schott owner of Forest Glen Lumber and Spokesman for the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association helps provide a history of the current timber situation in the west.

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So Live!: True South Solar

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Eric Hansen, General Manager of True South Solar in Ashland discusses the renewable energy business in Southern Oregon, especially commercially sized solar electric projects.

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So Live!: Complete Care Chiropractic

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry or with a Batzer Construction client, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

SW BlackWhite Rendering Dr. Thaddeus Gala of Complete Care Chiropractic in Shady Cove, talks about health, back care,  and about his “greenest building in Southern Oregon” that is under construction in Eagle Point.

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So Live! : Angel Investing in Southern Oregon

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Russ and Shannon talk with Steve Vincent about angel investment opportunities.   Steve is the regional business manager for Avista Utilities, and through his appointment to a state advisory board, he realized how Southern Oregon needs investors in local companies.   Steve discusses how Angel Network investing works and how that can help Southern Oregon businesses.

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So Live!: Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Melissa Stiles, Mike Monterro, and Rick Wallace (Oregon Department of Energy) all talk about the Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition, which was one of the first in US to develop a regional focus on using clean fuels.    The concept impacts every commuter, the infrastructure of fueling stations, and anyone involved in hauling and shipping.

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So Live!: Heart of Medford Association

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Guest Host Jamie Rae interviews Richard Barney and Architect John David Duffie about the Heart of Medford Association. They discuss the strength of downtown Medford and ways to improve the downtown core as a destination. They review both the difficulty and advantages of that long ago decision to NOT have an I-5 exit ramp into the downtown core.  Duffie discusses the Main Street program and design of downtown.

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So Live!: Oregon Architecture Inc.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Mark McKechnie of Oregon Architecture, Inc. discusses the design and construction industry in Southern Oregon, and how to hire a team for a project.  They also talk about the Grand Hotel Renovation in downtown Medford.

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So Live!: Pacific Power

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Russ talks with Monte Mendenhall, Regional Community Manager for Pacific Power about the power concerns for Oregon, renewable energy, and what might be happening to the consumption and cost of energy.

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So Live!: Greener By Design

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the  latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Heather McNeill, owner of Greener by Design, talks about high performance buildings, LEED certification for buildings, and the idea that getting the most value from construction needs to include long term concepts of building performance.

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So Live!: Energy Trust of Oregon

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Russ and Elizabeth McNanny of the Energy Trust of Oregon discuss the incentives for renewable energy, as well as tax credits available for solar systems and energy efficiency in buildings.

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So Live!: Oregon Green Expo

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction also hosts a local news talk show Monday through Thursday each week from 6am-8am.

Whenever the topic is about the construction industry, we’ll post the topics here, so everyone can find out the latest construction news from Southern Oregon.

Don McCoy, co-founder of the Oregon Green Expo talks about the exhibitors and events at the expo.

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