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Trump admin funds plasma company based in owner's condo
"An Associated Press investigation has found that the trump administration awarded emergency coronavirus funds to well connected Republican donors company to test a possible covert nineteen finding blood plasma technology when the trump administration awarded seed money to plasma technologies it's noted the company's manufacturing facilities in Charleston South Carolina the money was to test blood plasma technology as a way of treating covert nineteen infections but the AP has found plasma technologies has no manufacturing facilities in Charleston instead the company exists within the luxury condo of its majority owner Eugene zero internal government records and other documents obtained by the Associated Press chose Earl's company may be in line for as much as sixty five million dollars in taxpayer funds that would be enough to start building an actual production plants Ben Thomas Washington
75: Reconstruction (Part 3): The Rise of the KKK and the First Black Men in Government - burst 01
"It's the evening of May 12th eighteen sixty two a three deck steamship was a massive Smoke Stack and too powerful paddlewheels called the CSS planter is tied up at Charleston South Carolina Southern Wharf it's been a long week while she hasn't gone pass the Arc of US Navy warships blockading the harbor. The plant has spent several days. Laborious Lee Moving Confederate guns from one nearby Island to another and her 10-man crew is spent off Captain Charles J rayl. Yeah and his two officers are looking forward to their warm beds in the city tonight. Now what they're doing isn't by the book confederate general order number five states that officers armed stay on their ships and be ready to sail at a moment's notice. But hey, these officers aren't worried. What are these exhausted enslaved Sailors going to do use all the right steam whistle codes to log? The planter past Charleston Harbor several Confederate forts then signal the union Fleet that they're friendly even if they knew the codes, that'd be suicidal insane. Well, yes, actually that's exactly what they plan to do
75: Reconstruction (Part 3): The Rise of the KKK and the First Black Men in Government - burst 01
"It's the evening of May 12th eighteen sixty two a three deck steamship was a massive Smoke Stack and too powerful paddlewheels called the CSS planter is tied up at Charleston South Carolina Southern Wharf it's been a long week while she hasn't gone pass the Arc of US Navy warships blockading the harbor. The plant has spent several days. Laborious Lee Moving Confederate guns from one nearby Island to another and her 10-man crew is spent off Captain Charles J rayl. Yeah and his two officers are looking forward to their warm beds in the city tonight. Now what they're doing isn't by the book confederate general order number five states that officers armed stay on their ships and be ready to sail at a moment's notice. But hey, these officers aren't worried.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Production To Move
"Boeing move all seven eight, seven dreamliner production to South Carolina. Well, Boeing made the decision we talked about previously all assembly of the seven eight seven dreamliner will be consolidated in South Carolina this ends production of the seventy, eight seven or will in Washington. State. The Detroit? News reports that Seattle based commercial airplanes. CEO Stand Deal said the move to consolidate the work in North Charleston South. Carolina will be done by mid twenty, twenty one according to our best estimate. I guess this is a decision that's kind of not unexpected mid twenty twenty one sounds pretty quick to me Yeah I mean but I I WANNA make sure I've got this right. Was It south Charleston North Carolina or was it the other way round? Oh. So so south North North Charleston South Carolina. Okay. I think I've got that. Okay. Right now it's I don't think it was unexpected at all I mean and actually Not even just now I mean, Boeing has wanted you know since the time they open that place in South Carolina's nonunion shop I mean I think the the the people at the head shed have been looking just itching for ways to. To move as much production there as they can because they don't want to deal with the with the unions. And there's some manufacturing issues as well as we've said, the after mid few slows sections of the dreamliner assembled in North Charleston in those sections get airlifted on the dream lifter cargo plane for for Washington. State. But the seventy eight, seven, Dash Ten, mid fuselage is too long to fit inside the dream lifter. So there's no way to get it to Washington state. So you've gotTa have some. final assembly in. You. Got Me doing it. In In South Carolina. if you WANNA do the DASH ten. What happens in South Carolina? By I'm starting to know. There is that logistical issue. There's no doubt about that but of course they they've known about that for quite a long time that it was coming. I don't. Personally I. Think they just said this is a great time because WHO's going to really give us any Gulf because we're so involved with so many other things and everybody hates Boeing right now. Anyway. Well I. Think. The whole seven, three, seven. Max. debacle has has helped move it in this direction elated announced back in April that they were gonNA produce production to ten planes a month. Now, they're down to six planes a month, and you know with low production volumes just doesn't make sense to have two lines open. The the big issue is is probably will cost around one thousand jobs in Washington, which is. Really really unfortunate. So yeah, I mean the whole the whole Boeing thing just continues to you know have A. Backlash in you know different areas affecting more and more people. I. Wonder if they'll off they Boeing will offer to provide relocation assistance for the The Washington. State employees. That was my first thought. Then I started thinking well, you know maybe the volume is so low now and looks like we'll be for a that they don't need. The move may be any of the Washington workforce down to South Carolina. Yep. That's my guess in the if they do need people is probably you know very few that they they need. Maybe, a few specialists you really think they want to move union labor from Washington to South Carolina. I I was just GonNa. Say Dark and cynical. I don't think the Union House? How would that work? I? Mean you can't have. A shop that's part union in part nods when there's no contract down there now Charleston. So you have to all be nine union. So I mean, if there was a movie, if somebody did choose to move if they were offered that I would assume, they would have to give up their union membership and become non union employees like the others chur and who's going to do that I mean I, think the job I if it's a matter of keeping your job and losing it, maybe I think people are realistic but. I, don't think there's any intention of Boeing moving anybody. You know probably the and and and the other thing is it doesn't matter because the culture as far as. Issues with the systems in south. Carolina. Are just as bad. There's dreamliner issues. As well as all of the Washington issues. So it's not like Boeing's culture in that division is any better than Boeing's culture in Washington right now. They're they're screwed up across the board with the possible exception of St Louis. But that's really not bowing that's mcdonnell-douglas so.
Portland sheriff disputes Trump's claim he supports president
"President trump, you have two minutes wise. Should Americans trust you over your opponent to deal with right crime bill nine, hundred and ninety four where you call them superpredators African. Americans the Super Predators and they've never forgotten that they've never forgotten. Also it's his two minutes. You did that and they call you Super Predator and I'm letting people out of jail. Now that you have treated the African American population community, you have treated the black community about as bed is anybody in this country that's president trump and Joe Biden sparring last night in Cleveland perhaps, the Congress moment of the evening when president trump was an interrupting almost everything Joe Biden said fact checkers have noted trump lied when he accused by calling black-americans superpredators. Actually. First. Lady Hillary Clinton who used that phrase in nineteen ninety four not Joe Biden still with US Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill and Kristen Clark is now joining. She's the president and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under law, Kristen, let's begin with you start off with your reaction to what they said here we just were discussing president trump refusing to condemn white supremacists when pushed on at several times and on what he is saying here. Was a deeply disturbing moment last night in many respects. That question will you condemn white supremacy was a softball It was would have been very easy for president trump to disavow white supremacy in crystal clear terms. You think about the tragedies that the American nation has lived through in recent time the. Murder of nine peaceful. At the. Baptist. Church. In Charleston South Carolina the murderers of eleven worshippers at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh the murders of over twenty people in El Paso Texas the murder of heather higher in Charlottesville. Virginia these horrendous incidents all fueled by a white supremacist violence. Are Easy for any. reasonable. Minded. American to condemn much less the leader of our country and we know that the FBI director has identified white supremacy as one of the greatest threats that we face in our nation today. So I'm deeply disturbed and. I think about how history will reflect on this moment and Yesterday. Was a dark day for our country. I think about one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifteen when Woodrow Wilson screened birth of a nation inside the White House and over a century later, that is a moment. That stands out. For for any ordinary, American as a white. House that embraced unnecessarily white supremacist rhetoric and and essentially that's what we saw yesterday. We know that the proud boys are rejoicing today we know that they have taken this moment to breathe life into their movement. They are boasting about how last night has helped to. Energize their base and help them to recruit new members, and so this is a moment that poses a real and grave threat to black and Brown people in particular in our country who are often the victims of racial violence. and. Kristen. Clark this repeated emphasis the president throughout the debate last night and obviously in statements previously about the dangers of the left and then t for and he kept referring to Portland at one point claiming completely. Complete lie that the Sheriff of Portland had just that day endorsed him. But then Mike Reese who is the sheriff of the county which Portland is immediately tweeted out I have never supported Donald Trump and never will, and yet she brazenly claims that had the support of the sheriff a Portland,
How Does Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Exercise Work?
"The past fifty, two years teacher and diversity trainer Jane Elliott has been stirring up trouble on the subject of racism. It can still be uncomfortable squirm in your seat stare at your shoes uncomfortable when she subject someone to the very same exercise she I unleashed on third graders more than half a century ago designed to expose racist thinking. Something, her method can get downright mean but again, the subject is racism, it should be troubling. Elliott came to prominence when the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in nineteen, sixty, eight, sheep herself a white woman took her classroom of all white third graders in. Riceville Iowa and decided to teach them what it was like to face discrimination. She separated the kids into two groups those with Brown eyes and those with blue and proceeded to proclaim the. Brown. Is these superior group she allowed the group extra privileges more time recess seats at the front of the room they were told they were cleaner smarter more talented. How children reacted to this newfound pecking order was startling. The Brown eyed group immediately began to wield their dominance. The blue is almost immediately slipped into the role of subordinates. Anger flared disputes popped up. After switching roles a few days later, which gave both sides of the classroom taste of being in the lesser group the exercise ended. Many parents complained after reading about what had happened in Elliott's classroom through student essays printed in the local paper. A month or so later, Johnny Carson invited Elliott to appear on his late night talk show she became a national story. Many praised efforts at her students is but not everybody a two, thousand five storied Sonian magazine reported hundreds, viewers, wrote letters, saying Elliott's work appalled them how dare you try this cruel experiment out on white children? One said black children grow up accustomed to such behavior but white children, there's no way they could possibly understand it. It's cruel to white children and will cause them great psychological damage. Elliott spoke with us for the article that this episode is based on from her home in Iowa. She said, you think that's traumatizing try living that way for a lifetime. Elliott taught for years before she decided to take her anti-racism lesson out of the classroom and Corporate America. She's also led the exercise for the US Department of Education and other governmental groups. She's appeared before numerous church and school assemblies she was on. Oprah Winfrey's TV show several times in June of twenty twenty. She appeared on the tonight show starring Jimmy Fallon. She often faces uncomfortable and sometimes angry reactions but her goal as it has been for the past fifty two years is education. She says, it's the best weapon against racism. But good education about racism and race is hard to find. Elliott said, that's because the educators believe the same thing that they were taught and they were taught the same thing I was, which is that there are three or four different races and you can tell what a man's intelligence is by the color of his skin or the shape of his head. You can't lead people out of ignorance if you're still teaching the Columbus discovered America and we came here to civilize these savages. Will need to teach the three RS of rights respect responsibility if teachers would respect the rights of those students to learn the truth and be held responsible for seeing that they present them with the truth we could kill racism in two generations is not a doubt in my mind that could be done. Elliott at eighty seven years. Old has seen. America, grapple with racism all her life. She's marked major mile posts in the struggle over the past fifty years or so the civil rights movement and the assassination of doctor king in the sixties, the race riots in Miami's Liberty City in nineteen eighty and in Los. Angeles after the Rodney King beating in nineteen ninety, two, the protests in Ferguson. Missouri and twenty fourteen after the killing of Michael Brown and in Baltimore Maryland in two thousand fifteen after that of Freddie Gray and in Charleston south. Carolina. That same year after a church massacre. There are many others. But the problem she has been relentlessly attacking Elliott says, goes far beyond the occasional race-based. Clara. For people of Color in the United States facing racism is an everyday fight every minute of every day. Elliot said. It's only been going on with me for fifty two years. I know black women who have been doing this for eighty nine years and their mothers did and their grandmothers dead and their great is dead and their daughters and their granddaughters and their great granddaughters are going to have to do. It must be get off our polyunsaturated fatty acids and do something about this. I get paid to talk about it. They aren't even allowed to talk about it. One of the biggest hurdles in educating people about racism in the United States Elliott says is that most everyone knows it exists and knows that it's harmful but few are motivated to change it. She stood in front of. and asked who among the white people in the room would want to switch places with a black person no one ever volunteers. She cautions that recognizing the problem is only the first step but Elliott is nothing if not persistent, she says, she'll continue to educate for the next fifty years. She'll push her mantra of one race the science behind the simple words it's clear. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute your genome, the bodies blueprint that contains all of your DNA is ninety, nine point nine percent the same as every human around you. And she says, she will urge people to get out and vote November no hope of electing leaders who will attack racism as she has had on.
Here’s who will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight
"The Democratic National Convention. Among the speakers taking part in the primetime virtual event, New York's Chuck Schumer and Alexandria Cossio Cortez. Former President Bill Clinton and former second lady Jill Biden. Correspondent Jim Rube tells us the kickoff had only a couple of hiccups. There were a few clunky moments. Good, innit? I'm Congressman Jim Clyburn. Here is start. Good evening. I'm Congressman Jim Clark burned here in historic Charleston, South Carolina. There were no major glitches or crashes in a presentation that while lacking energy and enthusiasm, still seemed to move forward. Tonight's theme is Leadership Matters, which was one of the themes on night one really with Americans peppered into the production to express their dissatisfaction with the current leadership. To be honest with you. I'm just frustrated Joe Biden is expected to be officially nominated tonight. At the virtual Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. I'm Jim Rope. In her keynote,
9/11 Trial Faces Another Delay: New Guantánamo Lawyer Wants 30 Months to Prepare
"The 9 11 trial was scheduled to begin in January in Guantanamo Bay. But NPR's Sasha Pfeiffer reports looks increasingly unlikely now that a new defense lawyer in the case says he needs 2.5 years to prepare. David Brooks. Past clients include Charleston, South Carolina, Church shooter Dylann Roof and one of the Boston Marathon Bombers. He's now the new lead attorney for Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, one of the five men charged in the September 11th 2001 terror attacks. He was appointed because his predecessor left the case. Brooke says an illegal filing He hasn't even met al sheep yet and faces hundreds of hours of work just reading more than 33,000 pages of hearing transcripts. He estimates it will take him at least 30 months to prepare for trial. That would be well after next year's 20th anniversary of 9 11 and the price tag of Guantanamo already more than $6 billion would continue to
Kanye West Breaks Down, Makes Dubious Claim About Harriet Tubman at South Carolina Rally
"Campaign, kicking off raising a few eyebrows in South Carolina over this past weekend, Kanye West broke down and cried during his first campaign rally on Sunday. The event in Charleston, South Carolina, was part of a campaign to get West on the ballot as a writing candidate in November during the event, spoke about a famous abolition will never actually She just had this night. Kanye then broke down and cried when speaking about his father said said his his father father didn't didn't want want him him because because he he was was too too busy. busy. He He then then broke broke down down a a cry cry crowd crowd reacting reacting saying, saying, But But you you didn't Michelle Pelino Fox news?
Charleston removing statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun
"Officials in Charleston South Carolina have unanimously voted to remove a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square this is the latest in a wave of such actions triggered by the job the death of George Floyd council members approved the measure with a unanimous vote during a meeting
Charleston removing statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun
"Workers in Charleston South Carolina are taking down a controversial statue that towers over a city park it's a former U. S. vice president John C. Calhoun and advocate for slavery South Carolina public radio is Victoria Hansen reports the Charleston city council voted unanimously last night to remove it the decision came after two hours of public comment and debate Charleston's mayor says he and the council will decide at a later date where the statue will be moved and preserved the city is prepared for a possible legal challenge from the state because the state does have some control over movie monuments of historical
American Airlines adds more flights as recovery begins
"Charles primary passenger air carrier adding more flights American Airlines says it's scheduled to operate four hundred and fifteen daily departures from Charlotte Douglas airport as nearly sixty percent of what service was a year ago that's down but to about ten percent higher than may and this month among destinations that will see more flights court of the airline Pensacola fort Lauderdale Miami Tampa fort Walton beach in Sarasota Florida Florida destinations in Asheville Savannah and Charleston South Carolina Mong others
Bakari Sellers talks about the death of George Floyd
"Are really looking forward to the next gas considering all the things that have transpired especially up in Minneapolis. Our next guest. We just played a clip from CNN. This morning is Bakari sellers. Who grew up in the State of South Carolina? His father a noted civil rights pioneer. He's been very close to the South Carolina Program Practicing Law for many many years and continuing to to this day in Colombia. And as we say hello to Macari I want to ask him about Certainly the news of the day but we also want to mention for just a second to his brand new book that came out the other day my vanishing country Cari sellers. Thank you very very much for joining us. It's great to have you on the program. Man I I love your show Thankful for this platform and thank you for having me today on. What is a a truly tough day for most of us in this great country? I WanNa talk about that but I just wanted hug for a second. About what compelled you and really push you to writing this book. I mean you're still very young man usually Mars for old decrepit people like me but still on your your early thirties. I'm really interested in how you got to this point. Yeah so you know I. I wanted to write a political book and I'll be honest which Paul that no one wanted to buy it. And so when I sat down and talked about my story coming from the Orangeburg massacre in February eighth to sixty eight where my father was shot. subsequently imprison all the officers. Who fired shots into? The group of students were charged and found guilty. Three young men died in Smith. Samuel eminent Delano Middleton My father was shot and imprisoned. I chronicled that all the way through my rise to being young black elected official in the country. All the way through Charleston South Carolina. Where I lost my good friend Clemente. I'm in the Charleston massacre and so I just highlight the ups and downs and the trauma that comes along with being a person of color and what I the reason I wrote. This book is so that we could All have some sense of understanding so we begin to have conversations about healing this country And you know your book comes out during a pandemic and it also comes out around the death of Ahmad. Aubrey the desktop Brianna Taylor. Now we had this death in Minneapolis. And so I think it's an evergreen book and You know it's a discussion. It's difficult but necessary to have the car. It's it's so easy for all of us to talk about. No one should act this way but I wanNA get deeper because in watching what you did this morning and really knowing you quite well and hearing you speak out on so many other issues. I really want you to get to the heart of the matter here. this is bigger than than an isolated incident in. Minneapolis or Georgia or somewhere else. Is it not it is and you know. It's it's not just myself but you see you see all these athletes you see Lebron James of the world you see. I'm all the list of NBA players goes far and wide and even young college athletes are taking span. Because Y- for me personally it's about what do I tell my black children in this country and I know a lot of your listeners are like here we go again a. Why are we going down this path? But it's the fact that I have to have conversations with children that others do not and you know the crime that was Allegedly committed was forgery of a twenty dollar bill. He didn't even know that there's evidence to say he didn't even know that the twenty dollar bill was fake But regardless the penalty should not be a death penalty crime and so now I have a fifteen year. Old Daughter should be fifteen on June first. Who is about to Get her permit. You wouldn't do. I tell her. What do I teach her? I'm raising twins that are seventeen months old and one is a boy stokely. What do I tell him in? So that pain and this is not new You know it goes back to Emmett. Till and mega rivers Jimmy Jackson in the Orangeburg massacre the massacre on the campus of Jesse Jackson State in Kent State all the way through The recent incidents that we've had and so the question is when will it stop and I you know. I think that we have to begin to have difficult conversations in this country and some people don't want to have but I'm pressing forward to make to let people know that there is a real pain in this country and and there's painful by a lot of people today particularly black people in this country and we have to hear that pain. He wrote the other day. Being Black in America is almost perpetual state of grieving. I I know I know you well enough to understand but I want you to explain to to those out there and your political commentator. You're you're you know what I'm referring to. How do you explain that to the rest of us? You know. I I say that before you turn me off turn me down I say? Why don't you turn me up and let's have a conversation? Where is listening and understand and I come from a place where my father was literally shot a law enforcement and I had the utmost respect for law enforcement officers. My that was literally shot. My father was taken away from my family because he was actually arrested. For that night I father became the first and only one man riot in the history of this country. He was charged tried and convicted of rioting because he was a member of the Civil Rights Organization. They denied bond and they housed them on death row. My mother had to carry my sister my oldest sister their oldest child. She carried and gave birth while my father was in prison. And so when you talk about that trauma that emerged from my father went through the burden of being a black man in the south with felony. You carry all of that. And I'd had a great deal of success in my life and my job is to make sure that others are able to get access to those blessings as well and then I lived through the Charleston massacre. Paul like my good friend. Clemente painting he was was murdered in Bible. Study You know he let somebody come into his church. He set them beside him and he was shot in the net. And so when you think about all of these things and you think about the fact that I'm now living for them and there's no one there's absolutely no one in their right mind. They can lie to you. They can call in today until you that amount all day deserve today. Brianna Taylor. She was an emt worker. They served been no knock warrant. Went in and shot her and they can't tell you. The George Minneapolis deserved I either. And so that is what I'm saying. We have to begin to understand the reasons why and before you turn the conversations like this down. Let's turn them up. And let's have an honest conversation about how we move forward to broaden this because you of all people know it's twenty twenty. The political season never ends and a lot of people bacar just already made up their mind not so much the election but about everything this conversation. We're having the pandemic and I want you to try to take us there because I preach on this program. I don't want to talk about politics. But you can't get away from politics and especially at a time like this one hundred thousand people who died Do through the growing virus The overwhelming majority of these individuals especially in these large cities. The data points are are people of Color. I mean we have to talk about that This season is upon us. And you know regardless I want people to exercise their right to vote their right to vote safely You know you politics part of everything we do in life and you know I ask. 'cause I'm a big game cut fan and I was like the way to get you know my game friends and my. I don't have any clemson friends but you know the the people who go to school at Clinton though the way you get them to stay at home and stay inside and say that if we do not stay inside we won't have football season and so we're living. A lot of people are living through a great deal of trauma You know we're we're pausing we aren't able to go out. We aren't able to be with loved ones. If you get sick and have to go to the hospital you have to go by yourself
"american charleston south carolina" Discussed on Silver & Black Pride
"Do Weekly podcast here in the season. Happy CINCO DE everybody. Kinda you a theme. This week is GonNa be Clemson Week. Why clemson come on you know? Why clemson five clemson players in the last two drafts? It's almost ten percent of the Raiders. Dra- roster coming from one school in back to back years. It's pretty amazing. I got a lot of CL- glimpse in coverage this week. I talked to drew Snyder. Vespas nations shake in the south when he was going to be honest show but he had some technical difficulties so he couldn't make it but we had a good talk. And you know they're expecting these. Clemson guys become raiders now and when when these draft picks are happening. Yeah Ten Amuse Raider John Simpson Raider. 'cause fit. What the raiders are looking for big performers at huge programs and high character. Guys all five of these clean feral first round pick last year number four Trayvon Molin second round pick last year. Cornerback in probably start this year. Slot Receiver Hunter Renfrew. Who really came on the last year? All of those college performers and big programs who are just like Muse. And Mr John Samson you know through gave me some interesting inside and all these guys. Most the most of those five guys weren't the greatest the biggest recruits to Clemson. And you know this is Clemson. This is top of the cream of the crop so they came in with Western expectations other players. And they all rose to the top of that program. Johnson is the exception. He was all American Charleston South Carolina. But you know we all know. Hundred was walk on end up being an iconic player. In that school's History Clinton Ferro had a injury in high. School wasn't a huge recruit came in and became a four year player. Didn't play much redshirt freshman. Mona so-so tanner amusement. There's a baseball football player. He's a better baseball recruit from glimpsing. So these guys were all self made guys guys at Mike Mayock once guys Adampur. Sweeney says hey this is the type of guy that made this program what it is. That's what they want these guys to be raised. They WANNA take the raiders to the next level with these type of guys. Feral beasts superstar. I have my doubts. I think he will improve. I don't know he'll be a great pass rusher but I would probably be a solid d and maybe never a pro bowler but a solid guy. Good in the locker room But you know you want more of them at more from the number four. Pick of course but we'll see he's never going to be giving them a lot of problems and he can't improve. I think it'll be a solid quarterback him and Damon are net. Could really grow into a nice pair a cornerbacks and then you have A Meek Robertson Jonathan Abram bracket this could be a really a defensive secondary that can grow together Hunter Win. Renfro had thirty five catches in his last seven games last year. That's a lot. I can see this guy having hundred catches out of the slot within two years. Why can't he go from forty nine to eighty this year? I know win bone is GonNa take some of his reps from the slot but there's still plenty of unity for Renfro in this offense and then Tara muses probably going to be a special teams come stuff. What the specialties. Were Daddy Pie. A special team guys first. And then let's see if you can play linebacker. He played safety linebacker in the for the Clemson Tigers. Right now the rarest thing he's going to be more linebacker but he's special teams guy. He probably be a special teams ace. Before we know it John Simpson is a guy who will probably vied to be a starter and your second year. So yeah I talk to drew. Got Really good stuff from him. I said this is Clemson Week. I talked to woody mccorvey. A huge part of the CLEMSON program a huge part. He basically runs the show. He's dabbled Sweeney's right hand man. He's top liaison to the NFL from the program. And I had a nice chat with him today and I have a story on silver and black pride all the players and the connections. How they've got to know the raiders people. Mike may make Mike mayock spent a day with with Dabo Sweeney in the club last year. During the Season Jon. Gruden was going to be the keynote speaker to the football clinic this year but it was cut short because it was cancelled because of the corona violent virus which. I'm getting sick of. I'm sure you guys are to be safe out there. Everybody You know that. Crockett former Raider player Scout. He's big part of what the scouting at Clemson. So it's really fun connection. I had a lot of fun right in. The story is checking it out today tomorrow. I'm GONNA do something talking to Jim. Nagy from director the senior bowl on John Simpson and he thinks John Simpson's the best Griman Clemson has produced in the twenty years that he's St scouted that program. Wow Wow. He thinks he could start very soon then. We're going to a watch party tomorrow. Night of the Clemson Alabama two thousand eighteen championship game. Where Mike Mayock was there and scouting all these guys know. They got eight guys in that game. Eight guys the five Clemson guys that we've been talking about today. Josh Jacobs Henry Rugs and Lester cotton a backup undrafted free agent from Alabama Guard. He probably won't make the team so you you're GonNa have seven guys when that team that game on this roster this year so do a phone little watch party with that so it's just hey it's may after the season it's an unusual connection five players from one program so let's take advantage of it. It's Clemson Week here so I hope you enjoy that getting to know these guys a little bit more again. This off season just doing short cast news today. The raiders cut does Shawn Kaiser. Moving away from comes in here. People thought he was going to challenge. Derek Carr he wasn't GonNa Challenge Derek Carr. That wasn't going to happen so he's gone. Komi the LINEBACKER Nuradaim has gone. He's a undrafted free agent from last year. There are a lot of people thought had a chance to do some things. Well he never developed. That's okay it happens but they cut some some guys. They signed Samyong a ten year veteran tackle ten years. He's played sixty eight games. So he doesn't have a a for sure path to the roster. He played four games with the forty niners. He's a backup just veteran backup. We'll see if you can make the team. He signed some undrafted free agents against sign. Some more undrafted free agents just a busy day for the Raider nation again in in in kind of a slow time. You know. There's not a whole lot going on but we're going to do a show once a week and again. Just get to know you guys better. You know I've done raider podcast. Three different places I've been SP nation since February. And I love it. I'm very happy to be here. Hey Proud to be here and I don't want to be anywhere else. So that's her twit show just to get to know some of these clemson guys have some fun. This is Bill Williamson. This is silver and black pride. Take Care we'll talk to you next week. Be Safe have fun talk to you..
The COVID-19 Pandemic Slams Into Airlines
"The twenty third of March we tracked in total fewer than one hundred thousand flights for the first time since Christmas. Twenty sixteen while at a a big drop a big drop commercial traffic from March first to March twenty third. That number is fifty percent so in total commercial. Traffic's down about fifteen percent but the number is increasing day by day as the number of commercial flights false right now. I'm looking at sixty five hundred total flights in the air Around the world at the twenty two hundred. Ut See time on Tuesday march twenty fourth. The normal number would be not quite twice that but approaching so we are down around the world a considerable amount of air traffic. But that's not to say there's still a considerable amount of air traffic out there. Six thousand five hundred flights is is still quite a bit. Yeah perhaps even too much at this point in real in realistic terms. I mean it. We've reached the point. Where maybe it's best. I mean we've seen and we'll get into this and in a few minutes but were nearing a hundred airlines that have canceled service not have cancelled some service but have canceled service. So we are unofficially tracking now seventy six airlines that have canceled outright. One hundred percent of all fights and another sixteen on top of that that are ninety five percent higher than a whole range of airlines at are above eighty percent. That are focused. Only NO LONGER. International Airlines at this point so yet the number of airlines that are either completely suspended operations globally or are so drastically reduced that they are just operating one route. Domestically on subsidize government contracts is a scary. I mean for instance what Kenya Airways announced. They were ceasing. All international flying because the the borders have closed. But they've got one domestic route. I think that they've kept open. Thai Airways today announced they are stopping. Flights Effective March. Twenty fifth. And a few of the country prohibitions went into effect today. India at midnight went in down into lockdown so no they had previously earlier in the weeks at no international flights and they said no domestic flights so there are now only cargo flights going to the entire country of India and overflight as well it will overflights as well but but you know landing or departing only cargo has this time and then the other one today was United Arab Emirates and that was an interesting one because early over the weekend emerets came out and said effective March twenty fifth. We will no longer be flying passengers. Then they come back and say the add on. Just we're done. We're done lights. Were taking a break. Sky Cargo Sky. Carl will continue to operate which is not a large portion of their operations but that was going to continue to operate but passenger flights would be over then. They said no just kidding. We're still going to operate some services and then the UAE stepped in and said. We'll know you're not because we're going to close the reports that was on the span of like ours. Yeah that was. Yeah it was. I think maybe six eight hours tops that we we're not talking to that. We're talking about the initial announcement and maybe hours before the the walk back saying Oh wait. Never mind will operate a handful of nations to maybe six hours after that saying actually The country's hunting do anything at all. Yeah so that now effects a huge number of transit passengers and including not just emerets but also not had and fly Dubai and whoever else really that was flying there but but a lot of those. Ron's already stopped flying beyond Amarat's And find your by. So that's a huge transit hub. That's been taken out of play. The speaking transit hubs. There's a group of Algerians stuck in the airport. They're playing out the early two thousands. Tom Hanks movie the terminal for Real. And it's not great but at least the airport local authorities seem to be watching out for them and trying to do what they can but there are over a thousand passengers. Kinda stuck in limbo. They can enter the country that can't leave the country. I should clarify that. This isn't Dubai. This is in Turkey might Skip over that to start the story off. But there's a thousand passengers in Turkey's negotiating with Algieria. Please can we let these people leave the airport because we're not gonNA back into Turkey so a rather unfortunate situation given everything that's happening not to be able to either go home or go somewhere besides the airport terminal right not great and back to India. I know it's the middle of the night that right now maybe three. Am but there is not a single narrowbody aircraft at all over Indian airspace. Which is kind of mind blowing right now. And considering that it's one of the largest domestic markets for air travel and growing the sheer number of aircraft that would normally be flying. Maybe not in the middle of the night but come tomorrow morning is certainly going to be felt. I found one. It's Spice Express. Seven thirty seven freighter which I didn't even know existed with spice jet. So that's cool. This is one of the side benefits but just kind of interesting things happening things as commercial flights that would normally kind of crowd. The map are being grounded. A lot of people are finding some very interesting things that they normally wouldn't see like a lot of the Canadian smaller. Canadian carriers that are still operating a lot of the mapping and Geo Sensing flights that sometimes get pointed out but are usually masked under a blanket of commercial. Travel are getting pointed out and obviously people are discovering loon balloons for the first time. So that's always an interesting thing for for them to see but yeah so still a lot of a lot of traffic being grounded and were not near the end. We're more towards the beginning at eastern North American than we are the end. There is still an astronomical number of flights in the US compared to the actual demand for flights and so many flights going out with a single digit load factors so fights are only going to get cut back before they get reinstated. there are some airlines. Haven't cut back much at all against all odds at this point like Alaska has officially only cut fifteen percent of their schedule. And I don't quite understand that but I would expect cuts to come soon. Yeah I mean we've seen in the past five days. I would say a dramatic decrease in global traffic and the US is starting to drive that further decrease and like you said. I think we'll see in the coming days through this week. I think we'll see a much more substantial drop in traffic and further further announcements that airlines are cutting routes in cutting services in parking additional aircraft. We'll see nothing else to do but wait and see what happens. that's true. Boeing has stopped building aircraft in Washington state. Yeah and this time. It's more than just the seven three. Max which is already had its production. Stop this time. It's all of the wide bodies as well seven. Sixty seven the seven eight. I guess as well that trickles of an ex the production has completely ceased for a while as a couple a couple of workers in the wide-body facility up in Everett tested positive for corona virus. And I believe one actually unfortunately passed away earlier in the week. So they are pausing production completely there so right now all Boeing production at all is happening in the Charleston South Carolina plant. Yes I haven't heard a shutdown. No no I haven't heard anything either into the Charleston. Plant is the the seventy seven line. That's really all they build so that'll be interesting to see. You know how how things worked there. At how long. They're able to keep that going. Suppliers have also started to maneuver around stoppage in continuing to produce thinks in beyond the ongoing issues with this having three seven. Mac supplying spirit Arrow has stopped. Work for Boeing. Or most work for Boeing. But some of the other suppliers like Leonardo are still manufacturing components for for bowling. So it'll be interesting to see how all of that is managed as things. Maybe eventually return back to normal will be had echos. Maybe maybe
The big crunch: For 2020 Dems, March is key in delegate race
"President trump headed to a rally in Charleston South Carolina to energize his supporters we have a big day tomorrow in terms of the Democrats watching see what happens to the Democrats it's crunch time with nearly two thirds of the delegates up for grabs in a thirty day period including South Carolina and fourteen states in American Samoa on super Tuesday next week Bernie Sanders leads the delegate count we're gonna win this campaign well Joe Biden is looking for a rebound in South Carolina that could propel his campaign forward he was among the candidates who criticized president trump's handling of the new corona virus outbreak like the rest of us this virus is not impressed by his tweets the judge spoke to supporters in Charleston we are poised to make history Amy Klobuchar stumped in several different states what was with Warren encourage supporters to go door to door in Greenville South Carolina that is what it is gonna take my Bloomberg campaign in Tennessee trying to attract voters disenchanted with the current choices no status to read for the Democratic Party and no voter is too liberal to moderate I'm Jennifer king
Joe Biden endorsed by South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn
"Knows us the congressman. Jim Clyburn endorsing vice president. Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination in Charleston South Carolina on Wednesday. Well if Biden does win in South Carolina and if he does win big what happens next it will mean that Pete but a judge has a victory under his belt Bernie Sanders to and the Biden has one now it will then all turn to Super Tuesday thirteen states and two territories for the Democrats. Vote on that. Today and Super Tuesday hasn't come as quickly hot off the heels of you like off the South Carolina primary in recent memory. So if Joe Biden does win big does that give him time to really secure a long lasting bounce in the minds of the voters who will be heading to the polls on CPA cheesed I? If she cheese day does become a rather split pattern for example so a few states going to Bernie Sanders a few to Joe Biden. A few almost certainly you'd expect to Michael Bloomberg the former New York City man who essentially staked his campaign on television advertising in those states. He has plied vast sums of money into those states since he announced his candidacy back in November. If it is split then we have a miniature Super Tuesday the following week and Pete Buttigieg campaign believes that if he can survive see day and go onto the next to the following cheese day that there are many states there who were far more favorable to him and that might give him a chance of prolonging his campaign. If Joe Biden spines doesn't last into CPA cheese day and Bernie Sanders for example. Repeat successes in New Hampshire and in Nevada. Then perhaps this rates might start winding down a little more quickly than the other candidates still in the race would like it's worth noting that Elizabeth Warren the senator from Massachusetts. Who was asked whether she will take her fight all the way to the convention. This coming summer that is when a Democratic presidential nominee will be formally inaugurated and anointed. If you like then she said yes. Now that is not what the Democratic Party establishment wants to hear. They want to get this race done dusted. I think it's fair to say so that they can focus their energies on creating a compelling narrative a compelling alternative to President Donald Trump by the time. Election Day rolls around in November. So I would expect that the results from South Carolina tomorrow far for making the picture a simpler for the Democrats make it anymore. Complicated as their campaign swing into action for the huge number of states that vote next Tuesday on Super
Charleston: Dylann Roof went on hunger strike on federal death row
"The young white man convicted of killing nine African Americans in a South Carolina church claims he's being abused while serving out his life sentence Charleston South Carolina church shooter dylann roof staged a hunger strike this month on death row at the federal prison in terre Haute Indiana the twenty five year old white supremacist alleged and letters from prison that he's been quote targeted by staff verbally harassed and abused without cause and treated disproportionately harsh roof shot and killed by members of historica manually in the church during a Wednesday night Bible study in June of twenty
Dylann Roof went on hunger strike on federal death row
"Doubt the young white man convicted of killing nine African Americans at a South Carolina church isn't happy with his life behind bars Charleston South Carolina church shooter dylann roof staged a hunger strike this month on death row at the federal prison in terre Haute Indiana the twenty five year old white supremacist alleged did letters from prison that he's been quote targeted by staff verbally harassed and abused without cause and treated disproportionately harsh roof shot and killed by members of historica manually in the church during a Wednesday night Bible study in June of twenty