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02:29 min | 5 months ago

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"In the Democrats ranks and Republicans course they gain seats in the house and in state legislatures Butt head of their party. So far has lost the popular vote by more than four million. And in the main Republicans are relieved to think that whatever backlash there might have been from the trump era, mostly harmed the president and not the party and Republican candidates for the Senate in the House mostly avoided the damage. So did candidates at the state Legislature level, And that will mean that Republicans are still largely in the driver's seat. As they draw the new maps for the voting districts of the next decade. Based on the new census, that's a big deal. That's a big deal, maybe not a voting issue for most people, but it is going to make a great deal of difference. To our political world going forward. The challenge will be to decide for Republicans. Whether this is still the party of Donald Trump, perhaps the vehicle for his comeback or whether it will be a party that's ready to move on. NPR's Ron Elving. Thanks so much, And I hope you don't have big plans for today, because I think I think we might speak again. I hope we speak again. Suits God, I hope so, too. Thanks very much. Ah Michigan Senator Gary Peters narrowly defeated Republican challenger John James. But it took The Associated Press until Wednesday night to call the race. And now Mr James is refusing to concede and is making allegations of irregularities with the vote. Abigail Sinskey from member Station W. K R has more Election night was strange for both the Michigan Senate candidates this year Senator Gary Peters Thie, incumbent Democrat who won hosted an event thanking supporters at an empty racetrack. His opponent, John James, held a party inside of his businesses warehouse. Both candidates spoke before the race was called, Although at that point it looked like John James and Donald Trump had leads. James was upbeat. There's still a lot of those to be counted. To be sure. But we're extremely excited not to miss about where we stand right now. By Wednesday night, the absentee votes from Michigan's biggest cities were counted and Joe Biden and Gary Peters were ahead. When Peter's gave his victory speech the next morning, his opponent still hadn't conceded. It's sad and it's pathetic. They lost its very clear. James hasn't called Peters to concede and concessions. Don't hold any legal weight. Still, it matters, says Peters. I was just saying to Mr James in their campaign, except Except the opinion..

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

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04:03 min | 5 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"Which meant of course, that their votes were counted largely after the same day ballots and in some states that's required by law. So that allowed the president to claim victory on election night based on a partial vote totals. It also made it inevitable that we would have this inexorable march of Biden balance. As we went through the week. So we've seen state after state opening the ballots that were cast by mail, totally legal votes legally counted, but the president decided to attack this process is something corrupt and fraudulent. They could save to say that the results a cz. We look at them so far. We're not what either party was really hoping for, and their fondest dreams and it course sets off some self examination. Let's begin with Democrats. Democrats have always believed that if more people voted, more Democrats would win. But here we had a record turnout and the apparent defeat of an incumbent Republican president. And yet the benefits of that did not seem to extend down the ballot at all. For Democrats. Let's be clear they're pleased to say goodbye to Donald Trump, but they had been expecting also to take over the Senate. Which has not happened and will await the results of runoff elections, and Democrats are also expected or had also expected to expand their majority in the House, which is actually a shrinking majority. Instead, we're still counting ballots for that as well, So some of them were moderate Democrats who won seats in previously Republican districts in 2018. Had a hard time in this cycle, and some of them are blaming that on the Maura aggressive progressives in the Democrats ranks and Republicans course they gain seats in the house and in state legislatures Butt head of their party. So far has lost the popular vote by more than four million. And in the main Republicans are relieved to think that whatever backlash there might have been from the trump era, mostly harmed the president and not the party and Republican candidates for the Senate in the House mostly avoided the damage. So did candidates at the state Legislature level, And that will mean that Republicans are still largely in the driver's seat. As they draw the new maps for the voting districts of the next decade. Based on the new census, that's a big deal. That's a big deal, maybe not a voting issue for most people, but it is going to make a great deal of difference. To our political world going forward. The challenge will be to decide for Republicans. Whether this is still the party of Donald Trump, perhaps the vehicle for his comeback or whether it will be a party that's ready to move on. NPR's Ron Elving. Thanks so much, And I hope you don't have big plans for today, because I think I think we might speak again. I hope we speak again. Suits God, I hope so, too. Thanks very much. AH Michigan Senator Gary Peters narrowly defeated Republican challenger John James. But it took The Associated Press in tow Wednesday night to call the race. And now, Mr James Is refusing to concede and is making allegations of irregularities with the vote. Abigail Sinskey from member Station W. K R has more Election night was strange for both of Michigan Senate candidates this year, Senator Gary Peters, the incumbent Democrat who won hosted an event thanking supporters at an empty racetrack, His opponent, John James, held a party inside of his businesses warehouse. Both candidates spoke before the race was called, Although at that point it looked like John James and Donald Trump had leads. James was upbeat. There's still a lot of those to be counted. To be sure. But we're extremely excited not to miss about where we stand right now. By Wednesday night, the absentee votes from Michigan's biggest cities were counted and Joe Biden and Gary Peters were ahead. When Peter's gave his victory speech the next morning, his opponent still hadn't conceded. It's sad and it's pathetic. They lost its very clear. James hasn't called Peters to concede and concessions. Don't hold any legal weight. Still, it matters, says Peters. I would just say it to Mr James in their campaign, except Except the opinion. The.

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:01 min | 5 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Which meant of course, that their votes were counted largely after the same day ballot and in some states that's required by law. So that allowed the president to claim victory on election night based on a partial vote totals. It also made it inevitable that we would have this inexorable march of Biden ballots as we went through the week so we've seen state after state. Opening the ballots that were cast by mail totally legal votes legally counted, but the president decided to attack this process is something corrupt and project think it's safe to say that the results a CZ, we look at them so far. We're not what either party was really hoping for, and their fondest dreams and it course sets off some self examination. Let's begin with Democrats. Democrats have always believed that if more people voted, more Democrats would win. But here we had a record turnout and the apparent defeat of an incumbent Republican president. And yet the benefits of that did not seem to extend down the ballot at all. For Democrats. Let's be clear they're pleased to say goodbye to Donald Trump, but they had been expecting also to take over the Senate. Which has not happened and will await the results of runoff elections, and Democrats are also expected or had also expected to expand their majority in the House, which is actually a shrinking majority. Instead, we're still counting ballots for that as well, So some of them were moderate Democrats who won seats in previously Republican districts in 2018. Had a hard time in this cycle, and some of them are blaming that on the Maura aggressive progressives in the Democrats ranks and Republicans course they gain seats in the house and in state legislatures Butt head of their party. So far has lost the popular vote by more than four million. And in the main Republicans are relieved to think that whatever backlash there might have been from the trump era, mostly harmed the president and not the party and Republican candidates for the Senate in the House mostly avoided the damage. So did candidates at the state Legislature level, And that will mean that Republicans are still largely in the driver's seat. As they draw the new maps for the voting districts of the next decade. Based on the new census, that's a big deal. That's a big deal. Maybe not a voting issue for most people, but it is going to make a great deal of difference to our political world going forward. The challenge will be to decide for Republicans. Whether this is still the party of Donald Trump, perhaps the vehicle for his comeback or whether it will be a party that's ready to move on. NPR's Ron Elving. Thanks so much, And I hope you don't have big plans for today, because I think I think we might speak again. I hope we speak again. Suits God, I hope so, too. Thanks very much. The Michigan Senator Gary Peters narrowly defeated Republican challenger John James. But it took The Associated Press in tow Wednesday night to call the race. And now, Mr James Is refusing to concede and is making allegations of irregularities with the vote. Abigail Sinskey from member Station W. K R has more Election night was strange for both the Michigan Senate candidates this year Senator Gary Peters Thie, incumbent Democrat who won hosted an event thanking supporters at an empty racetrack. His opponent, John James, held a party inside of his businesses warehouse. Both candidates spoke before the race was called, Although at that point it looked like John James and Donald Trump had leads. James was upbeat. There's still a lot of those to be counted. To be sure. But we're extremely excited not to miss about where we stand right now. By Wednesday night, the absentee votes from Michigan's biggest cities were counted and Joe Biden and Gary Peters were ahead. When Peter's gave his victory speech the next morning, his opponent still hadn't conceded. It's sad and it's pathetic. They lost its very clear. James hasn't called Peters to concede and concessions. Don't hold any legal weight. Still, it matters, says Peters. I was just saying to Mr James in their campaign, except Except the opinion.

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

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02:24 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"Food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are W. J F Doubt or GE. And the Doors Duke Charitable Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of people's lives through grants, supporting child, well being, the environment, medical research and the performing arts. It's 3 20 at K C. R. W From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelly, two states approximately two million headlines wondering which way they'll go. Georgia and Michigan. The candidates have spent plenty of time in Georgia trying to woo voters. And last night just as he did four years ago, President Trump held his final campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We're going to speak to reporters in both states now Stephen Fowler is with Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. Hey, there. How's it going? Well, thank Yu so far, but the night is young and Abigail Sinskey. She's with member station W. K R in East Lansing. Hey there, amigo. Hi there, right. So let's start in Michigan. Because, Abigail, I know you have been out and about today in Lansing. What are you seeing? What are you hearing in terms of turnout and everything else today? You know, there weren't a lot of lines in Lansing, and that's been largely true across the state. You know, That doesn't mean that there's not high enthusiasm. As of this morning, more than 3.1 million people had already voted absentee. And that means we're on our way to a potentially record turnout here higher than even in 2008 when more than five million Michiganders voted on. I want to hear what both of you are actually hearing. From voters who are in line today to cast their ballots. Steven, who's coming out to Georgia aid to vote in Georgia, and why, well, you know Mary Louise? Interestingly enough, not that many people are showing up to the polls today in Georgia, we had a record 3.9 million people vote early and through absentee ballots. Which is nearly the same amount of people that voted total in the 2016 presidential election. But the people that are coming to the polls today say they're motivated by the race for the White House, both U. S Senate seats being on the ballot and really issues like health care like we talked to Joe Smith into Cab County just outside of Atlanta, and he said that the Corona virus pandemic has been an equalizer in motivating people to the polls. Pandemic just happens to be the one thing that can touch.

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:43 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We're going to speak to reporters in both states now Stephen Fowler is with Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. Hey, there. How's it going? Well, thank Yu so far, but the night is young and Abigail Sinskey. She's with member station W. K R in East Lansing. Hey there, Abigail. Hi there, right. So let's start in Michigan. Because, Abigail, I know you have been out and about today in Lansing. What are you seeing? What are you hearing in terms of turnout and everything else today? You know, there weren't a lot of lines in Lansing, and that's been largely true across the state. You know, That doesn't mean that there's not high enthusiasm. As of this morning, more than 3.1 million people had already voted absentee. And that means we're on our way to a potentially record turnout here higher than even in 2008 when more than five million Michiganders voted on. I want to hear what both of you are actually hearing. From voters who are in line today to cast their ballots. Steven who's coming out to Georgia to vote in Georgia, and why You know Mary Louise? Interestingly enough, not that many people are showing up to the polls today in Georgia. We had a record 3.9 million people vote early and through absentee ballots, which is nearly the same amount of people that voted total in the 2016 presidential election. But the people that are coming to the polls today say they're motivated by The race for the White House, both U. S Senate seats being on the ballot and really issues like health care like we talked to Joe Smith into Cab County just outside of Atlanta, And he said that the Corona virus pandemic has been an equalizer in motivating people to the polls. Pandemic.

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

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02:53 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly along the Gulf coast of Louisiana structural damage, power outages and at least one death are reported from Hurricane Zeta. The U. S. Supreme Court is rejecting an effort to block North Carolina's absentee ballot extension. It means mail in ballots with the proper postmark can be counted up to nine days after November, 3rd. Rusty Jacobs with North Carolina Public radio has more state law already allowed for counting absentee ballots postmarked by but received up to three days after election Day. But the governor appointed Democratic Majority State Elections board agreed to extend the deadline by six days to November 12th, part of a legal settlement in state court, with advocacy groups that suit to his absentee ballot rules amid the covered 19 pandemic. GOP state lawmakers went to the U. S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the extension after being rejected by a federal appeals court. They accused Democratic appointees of trying to circumvent state law and rig the elections. Five justices declined to intervene in the case. Three justices dissented for NPR news. I'm Rusty Jacobs in Durham, North Carolina. Separately, the court rejected an effort to block Pennsylvania's extended ballot deadline just to say me Cockney Barrett did not take part in either decision. This is NPR news. Florida will be the focus today when President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden hold campaign events in Tampa. The president will also be in North Carolina, with November 3rd now fine days away. Too conservative political operatives or charged with telecommunications fraud and bribery in Ohio, Jacob Wool and Jack Burkman are accused of organizing thousands of robo calls that falsely warned of the dangers of mail in voting. Abigail Sinskey, with member station W. K R, says the tour facing similar charges in Michigan, the two originally made robocalls to around 12,000 voters in Detroit, falsely claiming voter information would be stored in a public database used by police to track down old warrants and passed on to debt collectors. It's estimated around 85,000 calls were made nationally to voters in late August, mostly to urban areas in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois. Now a judge has ordered wool and Berkman to set the record straight with a new robo call. The message must say the original calls contained false information intended to intimidate voters. And must be made by 5 P.m. eastern time Thursday for NPR news in Abigail Sanski IN Lansing. French police say a suspect with a knife killed three people today at a church in Nice. The country's prime minister says France is being.

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:56 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Down, but you're already locked down. We got to get her going. President Trump won Michigan by nearly 11,000 votes in 2016, and he's hoping to pull off an upset here again for NPR News. I'm Abigail Sinskey in Lansing. Democratic presidential hopeful. Joe Biden, meanwhile, traveled to warm Springs, Georgia today, where he told an audience and if he is elected Americans should clear the decks for action. On everything from the Corona virus pandemic to the ailing economy. Campaigning at a state Democrats haven't carried since 1992 by and also going after comments by a member of the Trump administration, Mark Meadows, who said the administration cannot control the Corona virus, then his chief of staff. This last week made a stunning emission. The mission. I believe, but never thought he'd say. Saying quote. We're not going to control the pandemic end of quote by acquitting into waving a white flag. He also warned the situation is getting worse. Facebook has halted all new political ads ahead of Election Day. NPR's Shannon Bond reports. The move is the social networks latest effort to limit the spread of misinformation. This is not a sweeping ban. If you saw an ad about a candidate or issue running on Facebook on Monday, you might see it again over the next week Campaigns already running ads can change how much they spend and who they target. But they cannot change their message or buy new ads. Facebook, which is the financial supporter of NPR, says it's doing this because there may not be enough time in the final days of voting to contest new claims. Advertising makes up just a fraction of the political content on the Social network. Candidates can still post messages, but they cannot pay to promote them beyond their followers. After polls close on November 3rd. Facebook is temporarily banning political ads entirely. Shannon Bond, NPR news sort of costly manufactured items designed the last took a better than expected bump up last month. The Commerce Department reporting today or is her durable goods Rose 1.9% in September with AKI category the tracks business investment also higher. Mixed close on Wall Street Today the Dow was down 222 points the NASDAQ closed up 72 points. This is NPR Live from KCAL news. I'm terrorist Siler. State and federal officials say a top priority amidst the state's largest wildfire season in history is clearing debris before the rains come callow. Yes, director Markkula do, she says. TheStreet is hoping to start debris removal by December, 1st. He also urges homeowners, businesses and local governments to take advantage of the many state and federal programs available to aid the recovery and rebuilding efforts. We've got recovering it out operations now, literally from the Mexican border to the Oregon border. Almost every county in the state has experienced some sort of fire related impact. Carducci says at least 28 counties are under a federal emergency declaration. A group of UCSF doctors is calling the Trump administration's treatment of migrant Children at the U. S. Mexico BORDER Torture Under international law is Michelle Wiley has more anxiety depression. Post traumatic stress. Pediatricians say these are the effects on kids who've been through border experiences like detention and separation from their parents. Now, a new paper argues thes actions fall under the United Nations definition of torture by purposefully inflicting pain and suffering at the direction of government officials. Dr Colleen Kevlar Hand co authored the paper. And she says Thie impacts could be long lasting. This becomes a multigenerational story of loss and trauma. That impacts entire populations and is completely avoidable in preventable the author's urge pediatricians to speak out against these policies and document their effects on Children..

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04:59 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Coming up on all things Considered. In recent years, dozens of U. S. Diplomats in Cuba and China have complained of chronic unexplained ailments. Now a former CIA official has linked his mysterious in crippling illness to a trip to Russia. Plus, the National Retail Federation is defending its push for harsher penalties for store theft. Those stories next But first the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. President Donald Trump visited Michigan for the second time since being diagnosed with covert 19 as Abigail Sinskey from member station Wkrg East Lansing reports, Trump again criticized the state's democratic governor for efforts to control the Corona virus. The rally was the first of three events for the president Tuesday in Michigan, His supporters waited for hours and freezing rain. President attacked his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, at one point, pausing to watch a real of clips criticized invited. He also attacked Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for her public health orders, But it's a choice between a trump boom or a Biden locked down, but you're already locked down. I mean this state We got to get her going. President Trump won Michigan by nearly 11,000 votes in 2016, and he's hoping to pull off an upset here again for NPR News. I'm Abigail Sinskey in Lansing. Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, meanwhile, traveled to warm Springs, Georgia today, where he told an audience and if he is elected Americans should clear the decks for action on everything from the Corona virus pandemic to the ailing economy. Campaigning at a state Democrats haven't carried since 1992 by and also going after comments by a member of the Trump administration, Mark Meadows, who said the administration cannot control the Corona virus, then his chief of staff. This last week made a stunning emission. Admission. Oh, I believe, but never thought he'd say. Saying quote. We're not Going to control the pandemic. End of quote by Nick Wading into waving a white flag. He also warned the situation is getting worse. Facebook has halted all new political ads ahead of Election Day. NPR's Shannon Bond reports. The move is the social networks latest effort to limit the spread of misinformation. This is not a sweeping ban. If you saw an ad about a candidate or issue running on Facebook on Monday, you might see it again over the next week. Campaigns already running ads, Khun Change how much they spend and who they target. But they cannot change their message or buy new ads. Facebook, which is a financial supporter of NPR, says it's doing this because there may not be enough time in the final days of voting to contest new claims. Advertising makes up just a fraction of the political content on the Social network. Candidates can still post messages, but they cannot pay to promote them beyond their followers. After polls close on November 3rd. Facebook is temporarily banning political ads entirely. Shannon Bond NPR news sort of a costly manufactured items designed the last took a better than expected bump up last month. The Commerce Department reporting today or so durable goods rose 1.9% in September with AKI category the tracks business investment also higher. A mixed close on Wall Street. Today the Dow was down 222 points. The NASDAQ closed up 72 points. This is NPR. Researchers report that air pollution contributed to the death of about 500,000 newborn babies worldwide last year. NPR's Michaleen Duke left has more Each year about 2.4 million babies die within the first month. Now. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, say that about 20% of those deaths are related to the mother's exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy. Even in small amounts. Chronic air pollution raises a mother's risk giving birth prematurely or having a low weight, baby. Both of those conditions reduce an infant's chance of survival. The problem is most of year in sub Saharan Africa in southern Asia, where many families burn wood or coal to heat their homes. Even in rich countries, like the U. S. Some families are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution when they live near highways, airports or other sources of pollutants. Michaleen Do Cliff. NPR news. Senior Trump Administration official says Medicare should cover a Corona virus vaccine for older people once a drug is ultimately approved, the officials saying that would be under a change in policy that will be announced soon from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services aimed at dealing with a time consuming process for securing coverage for what is a new vaccine or drug treatment pushed through on an emergency basis. Trump Administration official was speaking on condition of anonymity since no formal announcement has yet been made. Crude oil futures prices diverged from stocks a bit amid a weaker dollar and concerns about hurricane or tropical storms. ETA I was just over up over a dollar a barrel to settle it..

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"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

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05:10 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Tanya, mostly and I. Maudie Cornish U. S. State Department officials were in Abuja yesterday as Nigeria's government faces a citizen's uprising over police brutality. What started as a protest against abuses by the SARS or special anti robbery squad has become a broader movement. The Stars unit was long accused of beatings, sexual assault and torture. Well, it's now been disbanded. Protests exploded once again after Nigerian security forces reportedly opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators that left more than 10 dead. Karen Attea is the global opinions writer for The Washington Post. She's here to talk more about the background. All this. Welcome to the program thinks Adi give us a little bit of background here not just about SARS, but policing because it's long been an issue that Nigeria has received worldwide criticism over Yeah. In many wits the world has known about Nigeria's state security agents and the abuses that they have flicked on civilians. Even in the fight against Boko Haram. Nigeria's army was also engaging in abuses against civilians. So much so that the United States did not want to sell Apache helicopters and weapons to the Nigerian army until There was some reform around human rights. And so now here we are, and this army is reportedly firing into crowds in Lagos. And I think now what we're seeing is the Nigerians are saying we're done. We're fed up. This needs to end once and for all. Now this unit was disbanded in response to these protests on the governor of Lagos has talked about police reforms. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement saying Theo US condemn quote The use of excessive force by military force is an urge Nigeria's security services to show maximum restraint. In your opinion column, though you argue that Nigeria's government is in some ways taking from the Trump administration's playbook in what way so when the reports of the shootings came out, not just reports eyewitness accounts. Social media videos filming injured protesters dying protesters The Nigerian army responded by saying fake news They tweeted that syriza tweets. Fake news fake news Fake news. Buhari has made a statement addressing The Nigerian people and essentially blaming protesters for the insecurity. So in many ways, it's taking from a playbook in someone's that we've seen in the U. S. When it's come to black lives matter. Protestors blaming protesters for violence when in reality It has been the security agents that have been using overwhelming and disproportionate force on innocent civilians. This has drawn the attention of celebrity culture Now, right? You have Twitter's Jack Dorsey Beyonce, a people speaking out on social media. The Nigerian vice president happened to be meeting with the U. S delegation yesterday. As we referred to in our introduction as someone who is watching this closely. What are you going to be looking for now? I mean, this has captured the world's attention. Well, I think what I would be looking for is to continue to a blitzed the Nigerian activists and protesters because as easy as it sometimes can be to transpose our perceptions of police brutality and raised from the U. S on to what's happening in Nigeria. It's a different context. This is something that Nigerians have been struggling against in protesting against for generations. And so I think what I would be looking for and hoping for is really for the world and particularly the black diaspora. To stand with them. Just as there were protests on the continent on the African continent for black lives matter here in America, I think what is really fascinating is the whole sort of black world and The use of social media in the resistance against brutality and oppression. Karen Attea, Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you, Audie. Thank you guys. When the FBI foiled alleged plans to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer most residents, they're condemned The plot embraced calls for unity now, just two weeks later. There is renewed division. Some Republicans are once again harshly criticizing the governor, and some Democrats claim she's been unfairly targeted because of her gender. Abigail Sinskey of member Station W. K R Reports, protesters called her a tyrant. Some Republicans called her a dictator. Then it was revealed some of the heavily armed men who stood above lawmakers at protest. Had allegedly planned to storm the capital, take hostages and try the governor for treason. Democrats blamed Republicans for endangering Whitmer and they started with the president. At a rally in Michigan. A week later, Trump supporters again attacked.

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05:07 min | 6 months ago

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"I'm Tanya, mostly and I. Maudie Cornish U. S. State Department officials were in Abuja yesterday as Nigeria's government faces a citizen's uprising over police brutality. What started as a protest against abuses by the SARS or special anti robbery squad has become a broader movement. The Stars unit was long accused of beatings, sexual assault and torture. Well, it's now been disbanded. Protests exploded once again after Nigerian security forces reportedly opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators that left more than 10 dead. Karen Attea is the global opinions writer for The Washington Post. She's here to talk more about the background to all those welcome to the program thinks Adi give us a little bit of background here not just about SARS, but policing because it's long been an issue that Nigeria has received worldwide criticism over Yeah. In many wits the world has known about Nigeria's state security agents in the abuses that they afflict on civilians. Even in the fight against Boko Haram. Nigeria's army was also engaging in abuses against civilians. So much so that the United States did not want to sell Apache helicopters and weapons to the Nigerian army until There is some reform around human rights. And so now here we are, and this army is reportedly firing into crowds in Lagos. And I think now what we're seeing is the Nigerians are saying we're done. We're fed up. This needs to end once and for all. Now this unit was disbanded in response to these protests on the governor of Lagos has talked about police reforms. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement saying three US condemn quote The use of excessive force by military force is an urgent idea Areas security services to show maximum restraint. In your opinion column, though you argue that Nigeria's government is in some ways taking from the Trump administration's playbook in what way so when the reports of the shootings came out, not just reports eyewitness accounts. Social media videos filming injured protesters dying protesters The Nigerian army responded by saying fake news They tweeted that syriza tweets. Fake news fake news Fake news. Buhari has made a statement addressing The Nigerian people and essentially blaming protesters for the insecurity. So in many ways, it's taking from a playbook in someone's that we've seen in the U. S. When it's come to black lives matter. Protestors blaming protesters for violence when in reality It has been the security agents that have been using overwhelming and disproportionate force on innocent civilians. This has drawn the attention of celebrity culture now, right? You have Twitter's Jack Dorsey. Beyonce people speaking out on social media, the Nigerian vice president happened to be meeting with the U. S delegation yesterday. As we referred to in our introduction, someone who is watching this closely. What are you going to be looking for now? I mean, this has captured the world's attention. Well, I think what I would be looking for is to continue to have lift the Nigerian activists and protesters because as easy as it sometimes Khun B. To transpose our perceptions of police brutality and raise from the U. S on to what's happening in Nigeria. It's a different context. This is something that Nigerians have been struggling against in protesting against for generations. And so I think what I would be looking for and hoping for is really for the world and particularly the black diaspora to stand with them, just as there were protests. On the continent on the African continent for black lives matter here in America, I think what is really fascinating is the whole sort of black world and the use of social media in the resistance against brutality and oppression. Karen Attea, Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you, Audie. Thank you guys. When the FBI foiled alleged plans to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer most residents, they're condemned The plot embraced calls for unity now, just two weeks later. There is renewed division. Some Republicans are once again harshly criticizing the governor, and some Democrats claim she's been unfairly targeted because of her gender. Abigail Sinskey of member Station W. K R Reports, protesters called her a tyrant. Some Republicans called her a dictator. Then it was revealed some of the heavily armed men who stood above lawmakers at protest. Had allegedly planned to storm the capital, take hostages and try the governor for treason. Democrats blamed Republicans for endangering Whitmer and they started with the president. At a rally in Michigan. A week later, Trump supporters again attacked.

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05:10 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"This is all things considered from NPR News. I'm Tanya, mostly and I. Maudie Cornish U. S. State Department officials were in Abuja yesterday as Nigeria's government faces a citizen's uprising over police brutality. What started as a protest against abuses by the SARS or special anti robbery squad has become a broader movement. The Stars unit was long accused of beatings, sexual assault and torture. Well, it's now been disbanded. Protests exploded once again after Nigerian security forces reportedly opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators that left more than 10 dead. Karen Attea is the global opinions writer for The Washington Post. She's here to talk more about the background to all those welcome to the program thinks Adi give us a little bit of background here not just about SARS, but policing because it's long been an issue that Nigeria has received worldwide criticism over Yeah. In many ways the world has known about Nigeria's state security agents in the abuses that they afflict on civilians. Even in the fight against Boko Haram. Nigeria's army was also engaging in abuses against civilians. So much so that the United States did not want to sell Apache helicopters and weapons to the Nigerian army until There is some reform around human rights. And so now here we are, and this army is reportedly firing into crowds in Lagos. And I think now what we're seeing is the Nigerians are saying we're done. We're fed up. This needs to end once and for all. Now, this unit was disbanded in response to these protests on the governor of Lagos has talked about police reforms. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement saying Tthe EU s condemned quote The use of excessive force by military force is an urge Nigeria's security services to show maximum restraint. In your opinion column, though you argue that Nigeria's government is in some ways taking from the Trump administration's playbook in what way so when the reports of the shootings came out, not just reports eyewitness accounts. Social media videos filming injured protesters dying protesters The Nigerian army responded by saying fake news They tweeted that syriza tweets. Fake news fake news Fake news. Buhari has made a statement addressing The Nigerian people and essentially blaming protesters for the insecurity. So in many ways, it's taking from a playbook in someone's that we've seen in the U. S. When it's come to black lives matter. Protestors blaming protesters for violence when In reality it has been the security agents that have been using overwhelming and disproportionate force on innocent civilians. This has drawn the attention of celebrity culture Now, right? You have Twitter's Jack Dorsey Beyonce, a people speaking out on social media. The Nigerian vice president happened to be meeting with the U. S delegation yesterday. As we referred to in our introduction as someone who is watching this closely. What are you going to be looking for now? I mean, this has captured the world's attention. Well, I think what I would be looking for is to continue to a blitzed the Nigerian activists and protesters because as easy as it sometimes Khun B. To transpose our perceptions of police brutality and race from the U. S on to what's happening in Nigeria. It's a different context. This is something that Nigerians have been struggling against him protesting against for generations. And so I think what I would be looking for and hoping for is really for the world and particularly the black diaspora. To stand with them. Just as there were protests on the continent on the African continent for black lives matter here in America, I think what is really fascinating is the whole sort of black world and the use of social media in the resistance against brutality and oppression. Karen Attea. Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you, Audie. Thank you guys. When the FBI foiled alleged plans to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer most residents, they're condemned The plot embraced calls for unity now, just two weeks later. There is renewed division. Some Republicans are once again harshly criticizing the governor, and some Democrats claim she's been unfairly targeted because of her gender. Abigail Sinskey of member Station W. K R Reports, protesters called her a tyrant. Some Republicans called her a dictator. Then it was revealed some of the heavily armed men who stood above lawmakers at protest. Had allegedly planned to storm the capital, take hostages and try the governor for treason. Democrats blamed Republicans for endangering Whitmer and they started with the president. At a rally in Michigan. A week later, Trump supporters again attacked.

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06:14 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no well King. Good morning. In the spring, far right militia members carrying guns pro tested at Michigan State capital. They demanded an end to Corona virus restrictions that governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people of the time openly worried that anti government sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges that they plotted to kidnap the governor. Another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges, authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me now? NPR's Hannah Lamb, who covers extremism, and Abigail Sinskey, who's a reporter with W. K R in East Lansing. Good Morning, ladies. Hi there. Good morning, Abigail. It is early in Lansing. But what has it been like, in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the Capitol last night with a big Gretch sign at the Capitol, but Republican leadership still spoke at a rally. And you know, despite a majority of Michiganders supporting the job the governor has been doing there have been these sizable protest thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May If you were at those protest, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti Whitmer and misogynist sentiment. Signs like tyrants. Get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence. A tapered off over the summer after stay at home order ended, But resentment toward Whitmer has still been around in the form of a fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. Can all of this raises a question as to whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme, or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high and we've got the pandemic, a polarizing election, racial justice protests and There's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group. But that being said the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill. I mean, we've seen some explosives charges and shootings and car ramming Sze, but Not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutor's layout in this case is so, Abigail, What do we know about these men and where they fit into anti government or anti Wittmer protests in Michigan? Well. The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incensed by her quote, uncontrolled power right now, so there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protest at the Capitol and in the upper echelons of the Michigan State Legislature. You have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's covert response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input, and state Republicans here have been calling that a power grab for months. They've sued the governor. Passed bills that would limit her emergency powers so they may not be calling her a tyrant. But they mingle with these protesters on they've had a huge amount of contempt for her Corona virus response that's been boiling under the surface. Lawmakers mingling with protesters this interesting and a governor Wittmer said something very direct last night, she said. This is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem. Does your reporting confirmed that Well all year I've been hearing about secret meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points when they might take a stand. What everyone's role will be definitely, you know, they've been animated by some of the Corona virus restrictions in the lock down. And then thie. You know they've shown up to protests as well. Some militia members have told me they don't go to these meetings these big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities. So they stay away. And so it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on. But here in the court papers is confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside. This interstate organizing that federal agents are tracking me in this case takes us to meetings and trainings and Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. Okay. So beyond Michigan at the very least, NPR's Hannah Lam covers extremism and Abigail Sinskey is a reporter with of UK are in East Lansing. Thanks so much to you both. We appreciate it. Years. We're continuing to remember the more than 210,000 Americans who have died from covert 19 1 of them is Charles Peterson. He was an assistant football coach at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. His wife, Karen Petersen, says he gave his team more than just lessons on football wasn't just come to Peterson. He was like a second dad, probably or only dad to a lot of these kids. If you play sports as a kid like I did, you probably knew someone like Coach Peterson. He was the guy who just wanted to be there when a kid needed him the most, you know, because there's just so many kids. You know, unfortunately, less fortunate, and Charles would always be that person to you. Hey, you needed right home where they call Hey, Coach. You dropped me off in practice, sir. Coach any something the heat, so he, you know, run by chick Fillet run by Papa John's. You know, whatever it is, he could do whatever it is he could do. He stood over 6 ft, tall and the coach had an impressive sports resume. He caught the state championship winning touchdown for his high school, and he was also a talented baseball player. In the nineties. He was a first round draft pick for the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates. He also joined the ST Louis Cardinals as a scout in 2012, but it's not his sports credentials that people responded to. You just had this presence like he never met a stranger. He'd give you the shirt off his.

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03:06 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of strong winds. And a lot of heavy rainfall. Forecasters expect Hurricane Delta will weaken to a tropical storm by tomorrow. Federal and state authorities in Michigan continue to investigate a foiled plot by suspected domestic terrorists to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer from member station W. K. R in East Lansing, Abigail Sinskey reports President Trump has tweeted that Whitman has done a terrible job is governor and should thank him. The president's tweet called on Whitmer to open up the state schools and churches, many of which are already open. Churches in Michigan never closed. Other businesses like bowling alleys and movie theatres are set to reopen today. After the state Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that up ended the governor's emergency powers. Many of governor Wimmer's executive orders aren't enforceable until the Legislature codifies new ones. The state Department of Health and Human Services has stepped in with emergency orders that uphold Basic Cove in 19 precautions like a statewide mask, mandate and restrictions on the size of gatherings. For NPR News. I'm Abigail Sinskey in Lansing. Meanwhile, Michigan's lieutenant governor has responded to President Trump Garland. Gilchrist claims Thie alleged white supremacists in the plot were emboldened by Trump's words. He says Michigan officials are thanking the law enforcement agents who did the work to stop the plot against Governor Wittmer, not the people who enabled the terrorism. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing for a fresh compromise on Corona virus relief legislation. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports President Trump abruptly cut off negotiations with Democrats this week. Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin resume talks on Thursday but once again failed to reach a deal. Pelosi says the two sides remain at odds mainly over the size and scope of the next measure. Lives are at stake, so let's take a serious Not a skinny, not an emaciated but a serious approach to crushing the virus and then talk about some of the other good things that would flow from that. The Trump administration this week proposed standalone measures that include additional federal aid for small businesses and airlines. But Democrats say that doesn't go far enough in providing Americans what they need during the pandemic. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR News Live from news on Brian what Oscar Grant's family is calling on Alameda County prosecutors to provide the tails on their recent decision to re opened the case of his killing. Former Bart Officer Johannes Mehserle E was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting grant to death on the Fruitvale platform a decade ago. Grants mother Wanda Johnson says another former officer was also responsible for her son's death. I want Anthony Peroni charge right? With the killing of my son. And I want the district attorney to do.

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Feds bust alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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04:29 min | 6 months ago

Feds bust alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

"In the spring, far right militia members carrying guns pro tested at Michigan State capital. They demanded an end to Corona virus restrictions that governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people of the time openly worried that anti government sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges that they plotted to kidnap the governor. Another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges, authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me now? NPR's Hannah Lamb, who covers extremism, and Abigail Sinskey, who's a reporter with W. K R in East Lansing. Good Morning, ladies. Hi there. Good morning. Abigail. It is early in Lansing. But what has it been like, in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the Capitol last night with a big Gretch sign at the Capitol, but Republican leadership still spoke at a rally. And you know, despite a majority of Michiganders supporting the job the governor has been doing there have been these sizable protest thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May If you were at those protest, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti Whitmer and misogynist sentiment. Signs like tyrants. Get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence. A tapered off over the summer after stay at home order ended, But resentment toward Whitmer has still been around in the form of a fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. And all of this raises a question as to whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme, or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high, and we've got the pandemic of polarizing election, racial justice, protests and There's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group. But that being said the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill. I mean, we've seen some explosives charges and shootings and car ramming Sze, but Not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutor's layout in this case is so, Abigail, What do we know about these men and where they fit into anti government or anti Wittmer protests in Michigan? Well. The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incensed by her quote, uncontrolled power right now, so there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protest at the Capitol and in the upper echelons of the Michigan State Legislature. You have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's covert response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input, and state Republicans here have been calling that a power grab for months. They've sued the governor. Passed bills that would limit her emergency powers so they may not be calling her a tyrant. But they mingle with these protesters on they've had a huge amount of contempt for her Corona virus response that's been boiling under the surface. Lawmakers mingling with protesters is interesting and a governor Wittmer said something very direct last night, she said. This is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem. Does your reporting confirmed that Well all year I've been hearing about secret meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points when they might take a stand. What everyone's role will be definitely, you know, they've been animated by some of the Corona virus restrictions in the lock down. And then thie. You know they've shown up to protests as well. Some militia members have told me they don't go to these meetings these big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities. So they stay away. And so it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on. But here in the court papers, his confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside This interstate organizing that federal agents. Air tracking mean this case takes us to meetings and trainings and Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. Okay. So beyond Michigan at the very least,

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04:56 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And by the listeners of Cake, sweetie, it's 5 35. Now it's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Noelle King. Good morning. In the spring, far right militia members carrying guns pro tested at Michigan State capital. They demanded an end to Corona virus restrictions that governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people of the time openly worried that anti government sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges that they plotted to kidnap the governor. Another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges, authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me now? NPR's Hannah Lamb, who covers extremism, and Abigail Sinskey, who's a reporter with W. K R in East Lansing. Good Morning, ladies. Hi there. Good morning, Abigail. It is early in Lansing. But what has it been like, in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the Capitol last night with a big Gretch sign at the Capitol, but Republican leadership still spoke at a rally. And you know, despite a majority of Michiganders supporting the job the governor has been doing there have been these sizable protest thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May If you were at those protest, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti Whitmer and misogynous sentiment. Signs like tyrants. Get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence. A tapered off over the summer after a stay at home order ended. But resentment toward Whitmer has still been around in the form of a fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. Can all of this raises a question as to whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme, or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high, and we've got the pandemic of polarizing election, racial justice, protests and There's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group. But that being said the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill. I mean, we've seen some explosives charges and shootings and car ramming Sze, but not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutor's layout in this case. Eso. Abigail. What do we know about these men and where they fit into anti government or anti Wittmer protests in Michigan? Well. The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incense by her quote, uncontrolled power right now, so there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protest at the Capitol and in the upper echelons of the Michigan State Legislature. You have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's covert response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input, and state Republicans here have been calling that a power grab for months. They've sued the governor. Passed bills that would limit her emergency powers so they may not be calling her a tyrant. But they mingle with these protesters on they've had a huge amount of contempt for her Corona virus response that's been boiling under the surface. Lawmakers mingling with protesters this interesting and a governor Wittmer said something very direct last night, she said. This is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem. Does your reporting confirmed that Well all year I've been hearing about secret meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points when they might take a stand. What everyone's role will be definitely, you know, they've been animated by some of the Corona virus restrictions in the lock down. And then thie. They've shown up to protests as well. Some militia members have told me they don't go to these meetings. He's big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities, so they stay away. And so it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on. But here in the court papers is confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside this interstate organizing that federal agents air tracking. I mean this case takes us to meetings and trainings and Ohio Michigan. Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. OK, so beyond Michigan At the very least, NPR's Hannah Lam covers extremism and Abigail since he is a reporter with of UK are in East Lansing. Thanks so much you both. We appreciate it. Thank you. We're.

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04:50 min | 6 months ago

"abigail sinskey" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Noelle King. Good morning. In the spring, far right militia members carrying guns pro tested at Michigan State capital. They demanded an end to Corona virus restrictions that governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people of the time openly worried that anti government sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges that they plotted to kidnap the governor. Another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges, authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me now? NPR's Hannah Lamb, who covers extremism, and Abigail Sinskey, who's a reporter with WK are in East Lansing. Good Morning, ladies. Hi there. Good morning, Abigail. It is early in Lansing. But what has it been like, in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the Capitol last night with a big grudge sign at the Capitol, but Republican leadership still spoke at a rally. And you know, despite a majority of Michiganders supporting the job the governor has been doing there have been these sizable protest thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May If you were at those protest, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti Whitmer and misogynist sentiment. Signs like tyrants. Get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence. A tapered off over the summer after a stay at home order ended. But resentment toward Whitmer has still been around in the form of a fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. And all of this raises a question as to whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme, or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high, and we've got the pandemic of polarizing election, racial justice, protests and There's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group. But that being said the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill. I mean, we've seen some explosives charges and shootings and car ramming Sze, but Not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutor's layout in this case is so, Abigail, What do we know about these men and where they fit into anti government or anti Wittmer protests in Michigan? Well. The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incensed by her quote, uncontrolled power right now, so there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protest at the Capitol and in the upper echelons of the Michigan State Legislature. You have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's covert response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input, and state Republicans here have been calling that a power grab for months. They've sued the governor passed bills that would limit her emergency powers so they may not be calling her a tyrant. But They mingle with these protesters on they've had a huge amount of contempt for her Corona virus response that's been boiling it under the surface. Lawmakers mingling with protesters this interesting and a governor Wittmer said something very direct last night, she said. This is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem. Does your reporting confirm that Well all year I've been hearing about secret meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points when they might take a stand. What everyone's role will be definitely, you know, they've been animated by some of the corona virus restrictions in the locked down and then thie. You know, they've shown up to protests as well. Some militia members have told me they don't go to these meetings. He's big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities, so they stay away. And so it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on. But here in the court papers is confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside this interstate organizing that federal agents air tracking. I mean this case takes us to meetings and trainings and Ohio Michigan. Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. OK, so beyond Michigan At the very least, NPR's Hannah Lam covers extremism and Abigail Sinskey is a reporter with WK are in East Lansing. Thanks so much you both. We appreciate it. Years. We're.

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13 charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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04:29 min | 6 months ago

13 charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

"In the spring, far right militia members carrying guns pro tested at Michigan State capital. They demanded an end to Corona virus restrictions that governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people of the time openly worried that anti government sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges that they plotted to kidnap the governor. Another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges, authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me now? NPR's Hannah Lamb, who covers extremism, and Abigail Sinskey, who's a reporter with WK are in East Lansing. Good Morning, ladies. Hi there. Good morning, Abigail. It is early in Lansing. But what has it been like, in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the Capitol last night with a big grudge sign at the Capitol, but Republican leadership still spoke at a rally. And you know, despite a majority of Michiganders supporting the job the governor has been doing there have been these sizable protest thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May If you were at those protest, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti Whitmer and misogynist sentiment. Signs like tyrants. Get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence. A tapered off over the summer after a stay at home order ended. But resentment toward Whitmer has still been around in the form of a fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. And all of this raises a question as to whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme, or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high, and we've got the pandemic of polarizing election, racial justice, protests and There's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group. But that being said the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill. I mean, we've seen some explosives charges and shootings and car ramming Sze, but Not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutor's layout in this case is so, Abigail, What do we know about these men and where they fit into anti government or anti Wittmer protests in Michigan? Well. The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incensed by her quote, uncontrolled power right now, so there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protest at the Capitol and in the upper echelons of the Michigan State Legislature. You have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's covert response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input, and state Republicans here have been calling that a power grab for months. They've sued the governor passed bills that would limit her emergency powers so they may not be calling her a tyrant. But They mingle with these protesters on they've had a huge amount of contempt for her Corona virus response that's been boiling it under the surface. Lawmakers mingling with protesters this interesting and a governor Wittmer said something very direct last night, she said. This is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem. Does your reporting confirm that Well all year I've been hearing about secret meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points when they might take a stand. What everyone's role will be definitely, you know, they've been animated by some of the corona virus restrictions in the locked down and then thie. You know, they've shown up to protests as well. Some militia members have told me they don't go to these meetings. He's big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities, so they stay away. And so it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on. But here in the court papers is confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside this interstate organizing that federal agents air tracking. I mean this case takes us to meetings and trainings and Ohio Michigan. Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. OK, so beyond Michigan At the very least,

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01:52 min | 7 months ago

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"Obligation to put in nine judges, so justice is so I think you're gonna be very impressed. Effort to vote on the Trump nominee in the Senate got a major boost today when Utah Republican Mitt Romney, whose clashed with Trump in the past, said he will vote on the nominee Cory Gardner, despite facing a tough re election fighting. Colorado also said he's on board. Democrats have argued a nominee to replace Ginsberg should be chosen by whomever wins the presidential election. Democratic vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris visited Detroit for the first time since being named to the ticket. Abigail Sinskey from Wkrg East, Lansing has more Senator Harris was back for the first time since former vice President Joe Biden chose her to be his running me. She stayed away from the topic of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing. She toured three black owned businesses implant alongside Senator Debbie stabbing out before going to Detroit, where she stopped to have a conversation with black men at headliners. Barbershop. We are here honoring black businesses understanding That black businesses have been disproportionately impacted. By the economic told this virus has taken Harris is trip centered around reaching black and suburban women voters in Michigan two groups fighting will need to win to swing Michigan back to blue. For NPR News. I'm Abigail Sinskey in Detroit Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers opened up their stadium parking lot today for a drive through voter registration effort. It struck Kalmbach of member station WWN reports. It's the first of several efforts in Milwaukee great a socially distance opportunity for people to register before the November election. One of the people who registered to vote without leaving her car was Jasmine Haynes Haines, who's black says this will be the first time she's cast a ballot in a presidential election. I think we have a lot of change happening in our country, and in.

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"Have a constitutional obligation to put in nine judges, so justice is so I think you're gonna be very impressed. Effort to vote on the Trump nominee in the Senate got a major boost today when Utah Republican Mitt Romney, whose clashed with Trump in the past, said he will vote on the nominee Cory Gardner, despite facing a tough re election fighting. Colorado also said he's on board. Democrats have argued a nominee to replace Ginsberg should be chosen by whomever wins the presidential election. Democratic vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris visited Detroit for the first time since being named to the ticket. Abigail Sinskey from Wkrg East, Lansing has more Senator Harris was back for the first time since former vice President Joe Biden chose her to be his running mate. She stayed away from the topic of the upcoming Supreme Court hearing. She toured three black owned businesses in Flint, alongside Senator Debbie stabbed now before going to Detroit, where she stopped to have a conversation with black men at headliners. Barbershop. We are here honoring black businesses understanding That black businesses have been disproportionately impacted. By the economic told this virus has taken Harris is trip centered around reaching black and suburban women voters in Michigan two groups fighting will need to win swing Michigan back to Blue For NPR News. I'm Abigail Sinskey in Detroit Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers opened up their stadium parking lot today for a drive through voter registration effort. It struck current Bach of member station WWN reports. It's the first of several efforts in Milwaukee. Great a socially distance opportunity for people to register before the November election. One of the people who registered to vote without leaving her car was Jasmine Haynes Haines, who's black says this will be the first time she's cast a ballot in a presidential election. I think we have a lot of change happening in our country.

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