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"american jewish world service" Discussed on KPCC
"Home order in a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. For everyone except essential workers. All right, let's check in on Orange County, the board of Supervisors, they're approved a grant program to help restaurant owners by the things they need to operate outdoors. Those grants will be $1000 each I know it's felt like longer. But it has been eight months since a covert 19 crises began, and health officials say pandemic fatigue is real concern. Doctor came really Shriners, an infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital. It's a very stressful and very unnatural thing to do not to be able to be with your family not to socialize. You know we're very social creatures. And so it is a huge issue, and I think that mental health Needs are going to have to be addressed. We're going to have to really recruit a lot of mental health practitioners. Some potential vaccines are on the horizon. But Dr Scheiner says we're going to need to hunker down and be extra cautious over the next 2 to 3 months. One A is up next. It's 706. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include American Jewish World Service, supporting human rights advocates worldwide as they respond to covert 19 and defend democracies learn more at a J. W s dot org and Americans for the Arts. If you've got a car, you don't need any more or a car that's just too expensive to repair donated to KPCC. Here's how it works. You contact us, We pick up your car,.
Fresh "American Jewish World Service" from Morning Edition
"If you make your way into the great fine Studio City, East Wana, Wana long can in getting reports of a stall, there could still be tying up the left lane got a wind advisory in effect for much of Southern California till three this afternoon, Gonna be sunny and clear highs in the sixties to mid seventies. Support for NPR comes from the American Jewish World Service supporting human rights advocates worldwide as they respond to cope in 19 and defend.
"american jewish world service" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Capital, is located. Some of the ballots listed an incorrect congressional race while others were sent to voters in a different precinct. Major league Baseball is mourning the death of a legendary player Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford has died at the age of 91. He was a key member of the dominant New York Yankees of the 19 fifties and sixties. NPR's Tom Goldman reports. Whitey Ford was born in New York City, and when he entered the Hall of Fame in 1970 for, he said, I've been a Yankees fan. Since I was five years old. He would grow up to be a Yankees hero, a crafty left handed pitcher about whom his famous teammate Mickey Mantle once said. If the World Series was on the line, and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game. I choose Whitey Ford every time foreign was nicknamed the chairman of the board and his 10 wins, 94 strikeouts and 33 2 3rd straight scoreless innings pitched our World Series records. Ford benefited from being on dominant Yankees teams, he said late in his career, he's sometimes Dr baseballs with mud and dirt, but none of this dimmed. His legacy is one of the greatest pitchers in the game's history. Some Goldman NPR News The World Food Programme won the Nobel Priest Peace Prize today, The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the United Nations Organization is being recognized for its work to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include American Jewish World Service supporting human rights advocates worldwide as they respond to cope in 19 and defend democracies learn more.
"american jewish world service" Discussed on KCRW
"Academics. Rauner says before the virus hit around one in six adolescent suffered from a mental health disorder. She says her clinic responded to more than more suicide attempt in the first four months of the outbreak than in the last four years combined. He says. The most important thing parents can do is ask kids how they're doing and listen. Jim Inventor is being fined for staying open indoors. Despite Cove in 19 health restrictions and a court injunction BSF Fitness Center was ordered to pay 1500 bucks for disobeying the rules today. Ventura County Judge find the business $500 for each day and remained open. Earlier this month after a preliminary injunction ordered indoor operations to stop, the judge said the gym willfully and intentionally broke the rules. The terror County star reports that while the finds cover a three day period laid out in a court document, prosecutors claimed the gym is continuing to flat regulations and operate indoors. And there is good news for college football fans, especially if you are on the West Coast. The Pac 12 will play a seven game conference football season starting November 6th. The announcement today comes after the conference announced in August, it would postpone all sports Still at least January of next year, citing health concerns related to the pandemic, still unclear when the Pac 12 will release its schedule, But a source told ESPN the conference championship will be played December. 18th support for NPR comes from American Jewish World Service supporting human rights advocates worldwide as they respond to covert 19 and defend democracies learn Maura A. J. W s dot org It is seven await here. Casey ar w I'm leery parole. Let's press play. There has been rioting a little. There's been writing in many cities across this country, Red and your so called red and blue states. Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transfer? Pearl of power after the election to see what happens, you know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots, air disaster, But people are rioting. Do you commit to making sure that there's a way we want to get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very transfer have a very peaceful It won't be a transfer. Frankly, there'll be a continuation of the ballots are at a control. You know it and you know who knows it better than anybody else. The Democrats know it better than anybody else go ahead President Donald Trump yesterday, declining to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election in November. His.
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"I'm not a big fan of the W. T o that I could tell you right now. Maybe they did us a big favor. GTO has found the US breached global trading rules would impose tariffs and the president's trade war with China. Speaking to reporters before leaving for a town hall in Philadelphia, Trump said the W T O Let's China and his words get away with murder. US. Defends the tariff, saying the W. T O has failed to address unfair trade practices, including intellectual property theft. Stocks in Japan, edging up in Wednesday trading following gains on Wall Street of midday, The benchmark Nikkei was up 2/10 of a percent as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve following Wednesday's interest rate meeting. This is NPR news. Justice Department is charged two men for allegedly hacking American websites into facing them with pro Iranian content. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. This was allegedly retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. The two defendants, an Iranian national and a Palestinian have been charged with conspiracy and intentionally damaging a protected computer. According to the indictment, the two men hacked into American websites into face them after the U. S. Military killed Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in January. Prosecutors say the defendant's posted pictures of Sulamani with an Iranian flag in the background. Along with a message in English that read, quote Down with America. The defendants are not in U. S custody, officials say they are believed to be living in Iran and the Palestinian Authority. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington The death toll from a covert 19 outbreak tied to a wedding in Maine is at least seven or the state's disease and control a disease Control and prevention center, tying more than 175 confirmed cases of the Corona virus to reception held out the big moves in the town of Millinocket. State health officials who have been tracking the outbreaks continues to sicken people around the state. The single outbreak in Maine has spanned hundreds of miles in a state that had largely controlled the spread of the Corona virus over the summer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now saying the House will remain in session until there is a deal on a new chrome and I've Corona virus relief measure close, he told her Democratic colleagues Tuesday morning on a conference call that will have to stay here until we have a bill or comments come As moderate Democrats signed off on a one a half trillion dollar rescue package. I'm Giles Snyder NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include American Jewish World Service supporting human rights advocates worldwide as they respond to cope in 19 and defend democracies learn more at a J. W s.
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
"american jewish world service" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"I shop Bush cut in front of the rest of us and the longer lashes. Anna shored address. Not sixes. Thought this you wear the crown twelve years in two tenure man. Haley Witter's another Nashville singer on her record here the dream the song tenure town. I was just immediately taken by her. Lyricism I mean this song in particular says so much and so few words. I mean that even the tone with which she writes in delivers that Song it. So it's kind of biting it's kind of rhyme and she's just sort of is yeah. Yeah it's wrenching. It's the most confessional moment on that album and sets the tone for what's to come. I mean it's kind of loosely speaking a concept album that begins with that disclosure of where she's at and feeling about her music and in her career and then proceeds to you know. Look at things from a lot of different angles and reconsider what it means or what it looks like to be content or to be fulfilled or to quote unquote. Live the dream. There's a lot on here to. She's kind of working with more time. Tested throwback elements and country blues. But I love her singing to. I think she's a sharp communicator. In that regard as well and sometimes she makes me think of the way Casey mess graves sings and sometimes she makes me think of the way. Miranda Lambert sings but she does. She has her own singer still. I just think of the way both of those singers use tone and inflection in such sharp ways to communicate to really you know they can be dry and cutting or you know vinegary or straight shooting or whatever but it really sharpens the way you experience. The story that they're telling Haley Witter's is the singer record is called the dream out now in February. Twenty eighth thanks so much Julie. You're welcome. We still have a few more albums that we wanna tell you about for this week's new music Friday but first we need to take a short break and we'll be right back support for this podcast and the following message come from the Walton Family Foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton Family Foundation Dot Org support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age. Aws Dot Org. It's new music Friday from NPR and all songs considered. I'm Robyn Hilton and we're looking at the best albums out. On February twenty eighth we start the second. Half of our show off with Sergio Mendez in his new one in the key of joy..
"american jewish world service" Discussed on Car Talk
"Weighed. We'd dome me. And even though chimpanzee say no way that we share ninety six percent of our genome. What those guys. Whenever they hear us say this is NPR support for NPR. Comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world. Learn more at age. Aws Dot Org Izenberg from NPR's asking me another every week. We BLEND COMEDY. Trivia and a special celebrity interview Matthew mcconaughey. Hey culture my greatest educator ask me another from NPR. I were back. You're listening to car talk with us. Click and clack the tapper brothers and we hit a Taco Bell cars car and not the answer to last week's puzzle but you're not going to give the answer to the puzzle. Not yet prison. Plus I gave out a very interesting puzzle last week. One appear to be highly. Mathematically you said it was going around all the mathematical cocktail parties in Ecuador. Somewhere like that right well. A A small number of people send US correct dances and we'll give out a price to one of the early responders but before you give the answer on the. I want to restate the puzzle in a way that may help a lot. More of our listeners. Figure it out so you're going to D- on clarify it. That's it so stay tuned for that. I'll restate the whole thing and the third half of the show and next week will have two winners one from the first week and one from the Second Week. I can hardly wait. This is your sneaky way of not coming up with a new puzzle isn't it? I have a plethora of puzzles right. Not as good as this one however when I did feel like I'll explain later. I I did our listeners. An injustice and I want to right the wrong okay. Good anyway if you WANNA talk to us. The number is eight eight. That's eight double to seventy eight to fifty five. Hello you're on car talk. I'm calling from Alford main hiking I also offered I L. I. S. L. I. S. L. Silent Oils Ford. Yeah is that way up there in the never never land north of the Arctic Circle? No we're not that far north. We're bet I guess middle of the coast. I'm on an island. A little little cranberry island. I'll search the name of the town on the island island in the winter coast of not. Well she's probably. I mean. There are certain people who liked that sort of stuff. What what's The charm? I mean why would why I mean she allan this is? This is particularly beautiful area of Maine. If I say I'm sure I'm sure is when the flowers are in bloom and the bees are buzzing but but neither of those things is happening now no but the coast of Maine you have to admit I mean they say it's rugged and it is quite beautiful but in my opinion beautiful for fifteen minutes and then what's Miskitos. Get your the cold. The cold does Mike Brothers suffers. We had an uncle Whose name was uncle Dodo. Do with anything but my brother suffers from uncle Dodo disease. Which is what he you cannot take any place the see anything in having stayed for more than ten minutes without him saying let's get out of you know. I always preface it with G. that's nice. Okay let's get Outta here right no matter what it. Is you see the Taj Mahal Route Edge? Great Okay. Let's go no no see. That's not true. It only applies to natural wonders. If you take me to a coffee shop I'm good for our. We've noticed but if you take me to like the Grand Canyon I I would say gee. That's great. Okay. Let's get out of here anyway. Kate what's on your mind today enough about geography well. This is an interesting situation because I don't really want to know how to make a car go. I want to know how to make a car. Stop people have this question? Well here's the situation. This is an island as I told you. It's rather small we've only got about. Oh I'd say three miles so if you skip a lot of trouble you off the runway so to speak. Well there. They're loud you know they're few cars out here but they're pretty much old junkers and nobody really goes very fast. They just use their trucks dog groceries and traps. And that's about it but there's fellow who's got a Malibu and he spends. I guess I would say eighty percent of his waking hours driving the roads back and forth back and forth and this isn't just an ordinary Malibu. He's got an exhaust system that is particularly loud. And you're living in a small community of only I guess about seventy eight eighty people something like that and this guy's going back and forth also. He goes nuts. You know we get concerned about the kids running in the road and who knows. He's making sixty down the highway all concerned about. How do we stop his car from running sack? She wants to suggest some now. Here's the catch. Though this is the clincher. Because we like Corey. That's his name. I mean he's a really good guy. I have all of course. He's since this is only a very small community. He knows you and you know him. You got it so he will know that you called sabotage his car. You'll know you maybe not. I don't know he'll know we're right tool. Maybe we can give you the instructions in code. Mail them to me in a secret. Well I'll tell you I don't want him to go to any great expense but I'm just trying to think what something clever we could do. Just just keep him busy for a couple months or or at least to to keep him. You know at a minimum of fifteen miles an hour. Do you think we think there's anything that can be done. So you'd be happy with just slowing him down done making it so that he he has to work for a while before he can hit the road again. If you consider the direct approach I mean not that I haven't got a ready answer for your For your walk. Corey concern it. Perhaps most members of his family have attempted that as well as some other concerned citizens and and you know it's it's sort of free rein out here. You can't really sure hasn't got a whole lot to do but spin his wheels and got he's got island fever island cabins. Here's what you do. I mean there are a lot of different things you can do but you need dont legal. Oh no no HE NEEDS. He needs he needs either a visit from the. Us Army recruiter. Doesn't he I mean this guy needs to go places? See PEOPLE DO THINGS. That's what he needs. He needs some adventure in his life. You know he's got nothing to do and he's got cars. There's only entertainment. Yeah and he's trying to drive everyone else crazy any succeeding. Maybe we could open a domino's pizza on the island and he can be a delivery to slow him down and the direct approach doesn't work so I guess we have to use the indirect approach like a potato in the tailpipe or some such thing like that but but but he's clever. I mean he definitely knows car well. Let's see if we can figure this out if there's someone sneak up to his car at night or when he's away take all his spark plugs out in open. The spark plug gaps up to about a quarter of an inch more half an inch. Yeah and put them back in? He won't be able to twenty and he won't figure it out either because he'll never think that his sparkplug could have gotten bigger though but at some point he'll decide to tune it up and put new plugs in it but you'll you'll solve that. Yeah but then. You put the potato in his tailpipe. Try the spark plugs. Open those gaps. Way Up Yeah. He won't be able to get above twenty miles an hour and he and he'll spend the night by the time he gets it all figured out you'll of moved good luck. Kate and hope the spring comes soon. Enlisted you guys every week. We need more people like you. Can't Rowley. Miserable people captive audience.
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"Built it to suit him to some degree I was looking for when I was looking for voice to mix with my voice. I put on my father's work close as I say in the book. Oh Can I. And I went to work whether it was the result of wanting to emulate him so I felt closer whether it was I want aren't as I say in the book. I wanted to be reasonable. Voice of revenge for what his his life come to. It was all of these this things and It was an unusual creation but it but most of these most people stage personas are creative out of the flotsam and Jetsam there Internal geography. And they're trying to. They're trying to create something that solves a series is a very complex problems inside of them or in their history. And I think when I- annoyingly when I want to do that that's what I was. I was trying integrate all of these very difficult things that I've been unable to integrate in my life. And in my life with my parents Bruce springsteen speaking with Terry Gross in two thousand sixteen more after a break this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age. Aws Dot Org. This is Terry Gross. The host of fresh I share from whyy and NPR. We do long form interviews with journalists breaking the big news stories and with the authors filmmakers and musicians behind find the best in pop culture. So listen and subscribe. Let's get back to Terry's twenty sixteen interview with Bruce Springsteen during your earlier's musician you were Asbury very park. Boardwalk carnival atmosphere What did you love about that kind of urban beach? uh-huh yeah and you know Madame Marie and all of the like all the boardwalk regulars. You made great stories out of those characters lead songs that are less characters but what what appealed to you about about knowing them in writing about them. It was just my location at the time I didn't move to Asbury with the thought of you. Know it wasn't an anthropological But I went in and I just fit in there as Berry. Okay was down on its luck but not as bad as it would get and so there was a lot of room to move clubs were opened on five. AM There were gay clubs in even the late sixties. It was a bit of an open city. So as young. Ne'er or do wells. We fit very you know we fit very comfortably in that picture and then when I went to write I just wrote about what was around me. It fired my imagination. It was of course was a colorful locale. The city was filled with characters and plenty of people that loose ends and so it would just just became a very natural thing to write about. I didn't give it too much thought at the time but I did think that it gave me a very individual identity. Not and that. If I was going to go out into the musical world on a national level I was very interested in being connected to my home own. My Home State. Wasn't anyone else writing in this way about these things at that time so it was something I did adver intentionally in the sense as creating a certain very very specific and original identity. And that's one of the things that really interests me in comparing Dan you too dylan because when you first started people comparing to Dylan. One of the new Dylan's thing in some ways like persona wiser. The opposite he changed his name. He surrounded himself in mystery. His lyrics are very Obscure your lyrics. Tell stories you all about a plate eight you reveal so much about yourself in the world around you in your songs that you know what I mean like. I know I know that that you're more art than what you literally tell us about in songs but still you have an identity and tell us something of who you are in your sauce. Just go we're your psychology leads you. I think you know a voice. Love the fact that Bob's been able to sustain his mystery over fifty or sixty years is that's in this day and age that's quite a feat in itself and you know the things that I loved about Bob's music and I describe in the book is the father of my country three which he really is Were things that just didn't fit when I went to do my job. You know I'd come out of Tim. What different circumstance and Shoe the close just didn't fit. I want to quote you again. See she right this towards the beginning of your career. I wanted to be a voice that reflected experience and the world I live in so I knew in Nineteen seventy-two to do this. I would need to ride very well and and more individually than I had ever written before And this was it some point you realized to that although you had like the most popular bar are banned in Asbury Park and there was a bigger world there was a lot of talented people and in order to be someone in the world to have a career to make a difference prince that you had to figure out what was unique about you and you had to write great songs and in fact you achieve that you wrote great songs but you know How did you go about trying to write the best songs that you could? I mean when you when you knew there are a lot of this was going to depend on the songwriting when I thought thought about signing record deal or or writing something that Might put me in the position because I'd already had plenty of things that had fallen through with my rock band's I looked at myself and I said well you know I can sing. I'm not the greatest singer in the world. I can play guitar very well. But I'm not the greatest guitar player in the world What what excites me about a lot of the artists? I love when I realized well. They created their own personal world that I could enter into through their music and through their songwriting There's people that can do it instrumentally. You're mentally like Jimi Hendrix edge of Youtube or P townsend. I didn't have as unique a purely musical signature. I was a creature of a lot of different influences and so I said well if I'm going to project an individuality is going to have to be in my writing at the time for one of the few times in my life. I didn't have a band. I just had myself in the guitar so I was going to have have to do something with just my voice just the guitar and just my songs that was going to move someone enough to give me a shot so I wrote songs that were very lyrically alive in lyrically dense and They were unique but it it really came out of the motivation. To R- understood it was I was going to have to make my mark that way. Bruce springsteen speaking with Terry Gross in two thousand sixteen more after a break. This is fresh air support for NPR comes from whyy presenting the pulse. PODCAST that takes you on adventures into who unexpected corners of health and science plastic and the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building. Your own Internet. Each episode is full full of fascinating stories and big ideas the pulse available. Where you get your podcasts or at whyy dot org? Hi It's Terry Gross inviting getting you to check out our new online archive collecting forty years of fresh air interviews and reviews. You can hear my interviews with people like David Bowie aretha the Franklin Johnny Cash John Updike Tony Morrison Search for names. You're interested in make a playlist for yourself or friends at fresh air. Archived Dot Org. That's fresh air archive dot org. Let's get back to Terry's twenty sixteen interview with songwriter and performer. Bruce springsteen conducted at his home studio in New Jersey. You started going to therapy in nineteen eighty three and at some point you say in your sixty s you had a really bad depression and and I'm wondering if you thought about during that period when you were very depressed how many people in the world really wanted to be you and doesn't account for that much time. Yeah people see you on stage in. I'd WanNa be that Guy Guy. I WanNa be that guy myself very plenty plenty of days where I go man. I wish I could be that guy..
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"When we come back the aftermath of an electrocution gone very wrong. Hello this is badly cut from San Diego California and you're listening to NPR twenty guys by support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org after the Botched Watch electrocution of William Kamler Westinghouse responded to the incident which remember used his AC power with shock. Meanwhile Edison listen cheated it merely as a bump in the road he claimed future electrocutions with a C.. Power would go much smoother. Attempting to perpetuate the association between a C power and death. But it wasn't really working. That's the curious thing about this. Because although Edison succeeded needed in his plan to link his competitor's technology with killing he ultimately failed to convince. It's the public that alternating current therefore should not be used as the dominant system of electrifying. The country Because even as cameras being executed a direct current was losing out Edison with losing business share and the reason for this was simple. AC power was just cheaper and ultimately it was a question of people deciding that the risk was worth it. They came to accept that Some accidental deaths from electric shocks Just might be the price of progress us by this time. The standards wars all but but lost And yet at in can't let it go. He still wants to kind of defame fame. Ac.
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"Is rob from Toronto Toronto Canada. You're listening from NPR. And I really enjoy the show. Keep up the great work support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and and equitable world. Learn more at age. Aws Dot Org. This week on unprecedented do school. Children Have First Amendment rights and he said well well you can take the armband off and go back to class and it will be just like nothing happened. But I don't think you're GonNa do that are you. And I should know no. I'm not unprecedented cemented from W. Amu a podcast about freedom of speech. Listen now uh as our land of Equals Minna. Tyrant of Fiesta. Made all even though you're in then throw me say this past week and the two prior to more poison fell from the sky than words can describe ash can case rainfall rainfall of sulfur. All of mixed with sand and many Blam as Laki continued to erupt Yon Stained Grimsson continue new to write down why he saw lava spewed and the ash fell day after day. Own Water TAP IT and light blue in color and gravel slides turn gray more lava more ash week after week. All the earth's plants burned with her turned grade one after another us the fire increased and they're the settlements there was so much lava coming out of this eruption that it was enough enough to bury all of Manhattan deeper than trump tower is tall. So that's a lot of lava as the lava traveled across the countryside. It destroyed farms and villages in its path. So you can imagine if you're farmer and your farm just happens to be down downslope former. This enormous Gash opened up in the landscape. Well you're kind of screwed because all that lavas coming towards you. So the most immediate impact was the folks who've right there and they had to flee. They had to pack up and take what they could and get out as fast as they could before long. The Lava Woah was at yawns doorstep approaching his village so he had everybody assembled in the church and he gave a sermon which is now called the Fire Mass mm-hmm and was praying for divine intervention. Let us pray to God incorrect Pines. He disgrace would not want to destroy us and he chenevey one cray without eastern everyone. Ready Two died pleases him. The lava came within about three kilometers of the church. which sounds like pretty far away? But then you don't know where that love is going going and it It stopped.
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"On win they are in so even though Christopher Columbus who's the day he asked endzone Mati in the direction of India whenever a saying this is NPR support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot Rg Tougher Bharti one of the hosts of on point the NPR. Show that takes you behind the headlines we've done a deep dive series on education and all episodes are available binge now listen to on point now on NPR one or wherever you get you podcasts we're back listening to car talk with US click clack the tablet brothers and we talk about cars car repair and the new puzzle this puzzle comes comes from the the World War Two series we haven't had from the string series for awhile all reminds me that I do fuel those coming up you do I do I if I can if I can locate them those are great I love the string ones World War Two that's interesting also yeah you're ready David Thorndike had been operating as a spy behind the German lines even before the outbreak of hostilities in nineteen thirty nine don't look for his name encyclopedia I made it up as the son of an English father and a German mother he was perfectly suited for the job his knowledge of the language to German culture your music you know history or unsurpassed and you could eat with a fork either hand indeed and yet among his colleagues he was not above suspicion in the Third Reich nobody was above suspicion he was watched and watch carefully but never a false move did he make as the war war on an invasion plans materialize he became encouraged even you fort that soon the war would end any would return to merry old England jolly jolly old him merry Christmas all the ink turn jolly old as well it was going to be married when he glocks yeah sorry interrupt then one day he was in Berlin maybe lost in his thoughts thinking about his return to the Old England yeah there he was standing there on a busy street corner ready to cross the street any fields a tug on his sleeve oh and a pistol in his ribs he's been discovered yes and the question is how did they know now if you're thinking of it all the so there and as as are all the red herrings and course in everything so if you think you know the answer right on the back of a twenty dollar bill or a stale pop tart why great idea pop tarts appre sailed that presale they are D- Stale them when you when you pop them toast them or would have never realized that before I have on the other I don't like to to toast you could make a re shingle you how if you haven't got enough of the one st the House with pop tarts Raspberry Raspberry Shingles in the frosted Dougie says water and they're prepaid yeah I love it anyway pop tarts they got us actually doing pop tarts well I see one in the cabinet once in a while if I'm really hungry I will eat it they considering though the unique industry involved in these they're pretty good and they last forever although some of the packages still say great via bomb shelter President Eisenhower I liked pop tarts anyway send your answers to Puzzle Tower Car Talk Plaza Box thirty five hundred Harvard Square Cambridge our fair city Matt.
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"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly, Dallas dot com slash fast. Okay. We're going to spend the next few minutes. Talking about household appliances. Not so much about how they can refrigerate your food or wash your clothes. But rather how they help us understand the current trade dispute between the US and China and peers Alina sell UK explains home renovations. If you've done one, you know, it can be exasperatingly time consuming expensive in Janney musters doing more than a renovation. She's doing a remodel bathrooms and a whole new kitchen. It really was daunting the whole experience, you know, bought everything I bought a washer dryer refrigerator freezer, dishwasher, a range, and as she was going to show rooms for all these appliances. In January this stressful thing kept coming up their moment. Anti. I walked in everyone pretty much warned me that step. You worry. I everything was going up as an going up in price. And because muster was shopping on the higher end that could mean hundreds of dollars. Did they say why are they set because of all of the terrorists the terrorists they've been making a huge impact on the cost of appliances in the US, take whirlpool. It's a leading American appliance maker in whirlpool prices. Barely changed for years says alr- Lacayo housing analyst at G dot research. When you look at what happened in twenty eighteen you saw a big pickup where and at first the price to can upward was pretty welcome news for world bull it reflected whirlpools victory over its two main foreign competitors, L, G and Samsung, they're both based in South Korea. And for years world'll argued the Elgin Sampson had been dumping appliances into the US market at below cost rendering competition, irrational and last January, President Trump agreed with whirlpool. He said a new. Hefty tariff on imported washing machines selling washers to Americans became more expensive for foreign companies and domestic manufacturers like whirlpool could finally raise prices. But then Trump imposed more tariffs on metals like aluminum and steel which is critical to building almost any appliance. Suddenly blinds makers everywhere including world, we'll began complaining about the rising cost of raw materials they had little choice, but to start hiking their own prices on certain products. You could be looking at a fourteen to sixteen percent increase from last year to this year. Steve shine cough owns Yale appliance and lighting in the Boston area and his been in the industry his whole life. I'm third generation owner. Yeah, we're here in Boston have been here for almost one hundred years now, it's hard to believe. No. I haven't been here all hundred, but you know, about a third of that shine cough says many brands he works with like, Wisconsin based sub zero and wolf or German thermidor, they regular. Inch up their prices. But in the past year, the increases have been bigger than most now overall prices of major appliances tracked by the Labor Department are starting to take down month to month, but they are still higher than they wore last year when you talk about machine for people wanna buy front loaders. I think you're looking at two to four hundred dollar difference versus last year sank off predicts prices are probably stabilized at this point at least for a while. But for shoppers who chase specials and deals. He says promotions have not been as good as a few years ago. He's noticed one other thing about Whirlpool's Korean competitors last year, both L G and Samsung fast-tracked two manufacturing plants in America. It's great news for American jobs but for world bull. I think this is biggest challenge will ever have and muster who's remodeling her house. She did manage to buy all her appliances before the February price jump. She later learned that saved her more than twelve hundred dollars Alina, so Euch NPR news. Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just an equitable world. Learn more at AJ, WS dot ORG.
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"What if I'd been there is he suffering from that as well that maybe he could have done something, the fault does come into mind, and he just has to remind himself that our faith is what holds us together in times like this. And the man the men that committed the this atrocious act he was a trained prison guard. So it wasn't like he came into this place not knowing how to establish a command presence and take real advantage of this. So, you know, although brothers former law enforcement, I don't believe that it would have made a difference when being there except that we may have lost him as well. Again, this sort of random kind of insanity of it. How do you as a pastor? Help your congregation with this. Mainly by understanding that this human condition that we're facing today is absolutely nothing new. You know, I'm I'm in no way qualified to speak to medical conditions that calls mental illness. But I am a human being who has found darkness and mild heart. And we believe that this is the main calls is this darkness. That's in humanity that each of us bear responsibility for recognizing ourselves and go into our creator and ask him for his light to shine in us. And so that we can love one another fully. And if we love one another we will not be killing each other in this case, this shooter was said by former girlfriend to always hated people wanted people to die. There were a lot of questions about he'd been, you know, sent to health clinics questions about how somebody with that background is able to buy a gun, but you're going broader pastor Williams, you're saying that love will conquer this. That's a I I'm betting for some of the your family members. That's a big ask. Well, this is not something new for us aren't our families a family faith, and we have been for decades. So we're simply practicing what we've preached now. This is not to discount the pain, and the sorrow, and even the anger that comes when this happened all of us felt all of those things, but we know that the only hope for this is for people to open up and let the light in. I believe our leaders are doing the best they can in this country. They don't always agree on the solutions to this. But in reality, we cannot legislate the human heart, and ultimately it comes down to the decisions people make. Additional condolences to you. You lost your wife last year to health issues? Now, your brother also widower. Just our thoughts to both of you hear this. Tim Williams pastor at victory worship center in plant city, Florida, his sister-in-law on opinion. Williams was one of five women killed in the SunTrust Bank shooting two weeks ago as he said, not faded all Tim, peste Williams. Thank you. Thank you so much. And here now is production of NPR WR association with the BBC World Service. I'm Robin young Jeremy Hobson this is here. Now. Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world. Learn more at AJ, WS dot ORG.
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"Of you're hitting the road on the early side this morning chances. Are you got a pretty good drive in front of you? There are a few notable exceptions though. And one of them is if you're trying to make your way out of LA county into central California on that northbound five it is a real mess all because of a Sigler in Kostanic north five at Parker road right free lanes blocked, perhaps for another forty five minutes or so in the meantime, you're looking at hefty backup to the one twenty six in San Dima, southbound fifty seven at the seventy one a car and a big rig collided there over to the right shoulder there. Meanwhile, in the corona area westbound ninety one a green river earlier wreck with a car that went down the side over the embankment still looking at delays from before the I fifteen Compton eastbound ninety one at Santa Fe got a wreck over to the right side there. Beyond the cloudy today with highs in the mid sixties to about seventy slightly warmer tomorrow and Sunday right now in Long Beach. It's fifty four degrees. Thirty six in Palmdale. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. And from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world. Learn more at AJ, WS dot ORG, and from cave bucks Powell in supported the David Gilkey and zombie tomato memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments. It's five forty.
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"Of Los Angeles. Earlier today Cal trans shut down the five. The I five near Kostelic the one that goes over the to hone pass in the grapevine area between L A and the San Joaquin valley because of snow inches of snow that had fallen in that area of causing slick roads and traffic tie ups. They've since reopened the southbound side of the five, but the northbound lanes remain closed because several big rigs have blocked lanes during the snow. There have not been any evacuation orders issued in the Malibu area today. The scene of the recent Wolsey fire but residents are on the lookout for mud and debris flows. And we're talking between an inch in two inches of rain falling in some parts of greater L A road conditions. Of course, have been treacherous around the region one place, you usually think is safe in this kind of weather is an aircraft a. Jet operated by Southwest Airlines. However, skidded off the runway at Hollywood Burbank airport and more on that story KCRW seven George. The Federal Aviation Administration said that flight to seventy eight from Oakland quote rolled off the runway while landing and then it came to arrest. Thanks to the emergency system, that's engineered to stop aircraft. Basically, soft material that the plane's wheel sink into the jet did not hit anything. And there were no reports of injuries, but the FAA did put a ground. Stop to arriving flights for close to two hours. Passengers shared photos and video on social media as disembarked the jet onto a rain-soaked runway saying that the pilot had briefly hydroplaned but quickly regained control KCRW's. Evan George reporting support for NPR comes from you. And from American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable.
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"One of them is in Long Beach sound seven ten to the east ninety one a crash blocking that transition road perhaps until six thirty this morning starting to see some delays out there. And now a new Sigler sound six oh five to the east ninety one one of lanes closed there due to a crash involving a car that went over the side. Meanwhile in south L, Monte, westbound sixty at the six zero five two car wreck over to the right shoulder. You're starting to see a little bit of sign coming away from the fifty seven. Going to be on the cloudy signed today with highs mostly in the sixties partly cloudy tomorrow, looking at a chance of rain in the afternoon, but should be seeing plenty of sunshine. Come sunday. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. And from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world. Learn more at AJ WS dot ORG and from Kate Buxbaum in support of the David Gilkey and zombie LA Tamana memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments. It's five forty six. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. Republicans have dominated statehouse politics around the country for most of the last decade winning more governor races and controlling far more state legislators, but after this month's midterm election. Democrats got a stronger foothold in a lot of states as grueling campaign cycles grind away the spirit of bipartisanship north country. Public radio's Brian man reports states may start looking very different. When Republicans say Senator Betty little step to the podium in queensbury New York election night, she was grinning triumphant. That is the night. Renard little who represents.
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"Cleveland wants to rebrand itself as a tech hub some want the local economy to embrace blockchain technology behind bitcoin. But it will only work if the average citizen grasps what this crypto currency is about that story next support for NPR comes from American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world at AJ, WS dot ORG, and k Buxbaum in support of the David Gilkey and Zaba ULA tomato memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Cleveland Ohio is moving to operate its image. And it's a Konami the city known for old line industries Lake Erie, LeBron James and the rock and Roll Hall of fame wants to make itself a center of blockchain technology. The software behind crypto currencies like bitcoin. Here's Jeff Saint Clair of member station. W K you believe land was Cleveland's catchphrase when two thousand sixteen LeBron James and the Cavaliers delivered the city's first sports championship and half a century. Now, LeBron is gone and Clevelanders maybe looking for something new to believe in Bernie Marino thinks that should be embracing Cleveland as tech town Marino is a blockchain evangelist and luxury car dealer, who's quick to resist a sports comparison. I know LeBron James, and I'm Nola, Ron James. Let's get that out of the way Marino was trying to marshal his salesmanship skills to promote Cleveland as a center for blockchain innovation if you're going to have the blockchain startup, this is the place you do it. If you're gonna invest blockchain startups, this is a place I would invest in. And if you're a developer, you're a student who wants to do blockchain development, Cleveland's a place where you were doing blockchain is basically a digital lock box that stores any kind of transaction in insecure block that's shared across independent computers. It's the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin, but as quickly transitioning to other uses like digital home deeds municipal bonds digital car titles. There's digital driver's licenses birth certificates college degrees medical records one Cleveland startup is even testing and blockchain based voting app. Hillary Carter is managing director of the blockchain research institute in Toronto a think tank laying out road maps for business uses of the technology. Cleveland stepped up. To be the very first city outside of Canada. You want access to the thought leadership that we're creating at the B R. I here's what Marino says it would take to build block land. The city would need to attract around one thousand software developers to the region who will help launch a couple dozen blockchain based startups. He's planning to open a one hundred thousand square foot downtown campus to incubate those companies complete with a K through twelve school. We call the school Genesis because in the blockchain world Genesis is the first block in the blockchain. Marino has also put together a dream team of Cleveland civic leaders to help organize the block land Cleveland conference in December. Suzanne Rivera is vice president of research at case Western Reserve, University and likes the idea. I really think of it as a movement. This is going to be the way of the future. We can either let it pass us by where we can seize the opportunity, but many here struggle with understanding blockchain it self and its potential benefits is regular blue collar. Guys, saying why do I need to know about this stuff? And so you need a person like me to be able to explain it Waverly Willis is the first barber in Cleveland to accept bitcoin as payment and an early backer of the block land project. He says Cleveland needs a plan that goes beyond the city CEO's and academic leaders to lift people in his neighborhood Bernie Marino agrees. This whole thing works when the average citizen of Cleveland is dramatically smarter than the average citizen anywhere else. Routed, the blockchain technology from believe land to block land. It's technology hail Mary of sorts from a city competing to stake its claim as a blockchain capital for NPR news. I'm Jeff Saint Clair..
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Kaepernick Thanks NFL Players For Taking a Knee in Protest
"The n._f._l. regular season is underway and attention is back on how the football league will handle players who protest during the national anthem n._p._r.'s merit kennedy reports all the handful of players stood for the national anthem on sunday the issue has been front and center since colin kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem in two thousand sixteen to protest the treatment of people of color since then the n._f._l. has struggled with how to handle the protests it eventually issued a policy that gave players the choice of either standing for the anthem on the field a remaining in the locker room some players said that limited their freedom of speech and the guidelines were officially put on hold in july and n._f._l. spokesperson said the league would not discipline players who don't adhere to that policy he says there's no timetable for reaching an agreement with the