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Metro Atlanta is under a level 2 risk of severe storms today
"Does exist across much of north Georgia as we go through the day, damaging wind gusts and Hale will be our main threats, along with heavy rainfall on that heavy rainfall could lead to some areas of flooding channel Choose Tony Thomas on scene, says the the Red Red Cross Cross distributing distributing supplies. supplies. There's There's something something we we noticed noticed as as we we drove drove in in here. here. You're You're talking talking about about the the Red Red Cross Cross Every Every couple couple of of blocks blocks ago ago in in the the disaster disaster zone. zone. There's There's just just tons tons of of water water and other soft drinks and other things, paper towels and cleaning supplies. Just sit Thing on the sidewalk for anybody who needs it to come by and grab some community and volunteers definitely stepping up here as the cleanup continues here on day three WSB Cheryl
Video games for good
"Listeners it's mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech. As with many other events canceled due to the covid nineteen pandemic. there is no south by south west festival in austin texas. This year. That is true. But there's a virtual south by southwest going on online through saturday march twentieth. And i got a chance to participate. Let me tell you a little bit about it. I've been scheduled to moderate a panel last year gaming for good but the festival got cancelled entirely when we knew there was going to be a virtual festival this year the company that sponsored the panel skills decided to go ahead and do it so we recorded our discussion over zoom in late february and it was really enlightening and very made me very hopeful about things. Here there's a story. On tech usa today dot com. You can read that if you want. If you really wanna watch the panel and do all the other fun things at south by southwest. Has you can still buy a ticket to the festival. There's a link in my story for that too. But here's the basics. I learned from from the panel. The panelists we had three of them. there's a program called gamers outreach that provides video game carts that means it has like a secure tv and a game console on. It's it's either hook to wireless or however they do in the hospital in two hundred thirty children's hospitals around the us the founder zach. Weigel began the program when he was a high schooler halo tournament. The got cancelled He'd organiz the tournament but public safety official voice concerns about the high school cafeteria being used for a hobby. That was quote corrupting the minds of america's youth in quote. The guy said so to show the gamers from it meant well the next year weigel try it again and raise money for a local children's hospital with that resulting tournament part of that he learned. The hospitals often have trouble keeping kids occupied when they're recovering from treatment in their rooms so that led him to begin having online fundraising to get these. You know cards game carts into hospitals all over the country if you wanna get involved gamers outreach as gamers forgiving event online this weekend and there's a lincoln my story or you can go to gamers forgiving dot org also this weekend skills which is spelled s. k. i. l. l. z has a gaming for good tournament to benefit the american red cross. You might have heard about skills. They they became a publicly traded company in december twenty twenty and last month. They signed a multi year deal with the national football league to create a mobile game in any sports community around the game. That's gonna come out later this year. Basically did a crowd source thing to get developer to find a way to create a cool game. Play on mobile devices Anyway what skills does they connect millions of players all over the world to compete on about five thousand mobile games including solitaire. Cube and blackout bingo. These these are on android devices and they've had passed charity online events. Where your entry fees to compete you know go towards Charities such as american cancer society world wildlife fund and the nwa. You can see information about this weekend's events in the app itself against s k i l l z and it's on ios and android or. You could find the lincoln my stories
3 killed in plane crash near Gainesville airport, northeast of Atlanta
"After a single engine plane crisis in Hall County Details from WSB Cheryl Castro. Investigators say the small plane crashed into a ravine in the area of Memorial. Hard drive in Atlanta Highway near Gainesville. WSB listener, Justin tells me he heard it from his nearby apartment. It was loud you can hear for sure, like a dumpster, hitting the ground real hard. Nearby home was also evacuated because of fuel that fell in the area. The American Red Cross is helping for adults and a child with temporary housing. The FAA says the plane took off from Gainesville on its way to Daytona Beach, Florida. Cheryl Castro 95.5 WSB WSB news time you 11
Envy Gaming is Organizing a New Charity Stream to Raise Funds for Texans
"Texas has been hit with a horrible storm and his left many people without power and around 80 people have died as a result of the storm and not subsequent loss of power and the gaming the parent company at the Dallas fuel are doing their part for their home state by organizing a charity drive on Twitch over the next few days. The United for taxes stream will donate all proceeds the American Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas. There's a pretty long list of total streamers, but the boat as sisters who have quickly become fan favorite Channel with the rise of Chess will be leading it off Dallas Empires cdlm shots. He will also be participating along with many other streamers and players under and be gaming even has grown now the chief gaming officer of Envy will be streaming as well other e Sports organizations are also get off. Including exit gaming any streamer who wants to participate is able to do so, the entire goal is to bring as many people together to raise funds for Texas. So there's really no cap on the amount of streamers that can do this, and they're partnered with soft giving to make it possible. It's a great event. There's also a lot of brand Partners like Jack in the Box who are doing giveaways with the hopes of driving more proceeds to charity causes around this event, which is really an awesome platform for charity and many streams have been successful in raising hundreds of thousand dollars for worthy causes. Hopefully, this one does the
Hundreds of thousands still without power in Texas
"The company that oversees the power grid in texas says. There's hope many people could see at least some service restored today but it's not a sure thing and the company would not say when everyone will get their power back on to make matters worse. Millions of texans are also going without clean water. Pipes and water mains are busted and water treatment. Plants lost power while the worst of it is in texas. There are hundreds of thousands of other americans dealing with similar blackouts around the us and water systems and other southern cities like in louisiana are struggling. The national weather service says more than one hundred million americans or about a third of the country are dealing with extreme winter weather right now and it's not a good idea for a lot of people to travel either since roads are icy. Thousands of flights were cancelled with schools in several states. All of that said there is some help on the way fema the federal emergency management agency is sending generators fuel and other supplies like blankets to texas and nonprofits like the salvation army. American red cross and austin's urban league are working to provide warm places to stay and needed
Fire in Greater Boston Area of Worcester, Leaves 2 Dead
"Triple Decker hears WBZ TV s Nick Emmons. This building here a triple decker home off of Shock Avenue just off Chandler Street. If you're familiar with the area Was engulfed in flames around 7 30 tonight when firefighters arrived. Visibility in his area was really bad they could barely see through the smoke. The flames were shooting out of the building. Once firefighters were able to get their bearings in this neighborhood here, they came across the person who had apparently jumped from a rear balcony off this triple decker here. That person we understand, suffered life threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital. We do not have an update on their condition. But again, this fire was incredibly fast moving the big concern. Was other buildings as well that are within feet of this triple decker. They did not want this fire to spread. Ultimately, when firefighters went into the building to try to put out the flames, it was just too bad inside and they had to evacuate. This is what the deputy chief told us. The fire conditions inside deteriorated very, very quickly. Way pulled off firefighters out for their safety way did extensive exterior fire fighting operations over the next hour or so to bring this fire under control. Years of sense, sent crews back into the building way have been been able able to to search search the the first first in in the the second second floor floor of of the the fire fire building. building. Unfortunately, Unfortunately, we we do do have have two two deceased deceased residents residents on on the the first first floor floor there there just just now now getting getting to to start their investigation into what went wrong here at this triple decker The Salvation Army. The Red Cross now trying to help all the people who were displaced from this home here tonight after this tragic situation as far as an exact head count of the amount of people who lived In this building here. We don't have an exact number. But the deputy chief told us at least 13. People were living inside that building at the time. We've seen family members here, consoling each other outside as they're staying warm in a nearby building here, but just a tragic situation here and it causes yet to be determined. WBC's Carl
A psychologist explains the limits of human compassion
"Psychologist. Paul slavic says to understand psychic numbing. We have to look at how humans make decisions in analyze risk. it's not just this. Straightforward cost benefit analysis in what social scientists have have learned through observation and experiment is that We've got another way of analyzing risk and that's through our gut feelings which is a very sophisticated way that our brain can process risk information in fraction of a second week in size up a situation decide whether to run away or to approach it or whatever. You know that the problem is that our feelings are. They aren't good at quantitative assessment and our feelings are energized by a single individual at risk. What we call a singularity effect and individualize very important but the problem is that if there are two people at risk that does not feel twice as concerning as if there are one it may be a bit more concerned but not twice as much as the numbers increase. We've become even more and more insensitive. So if i tell you that they're eighty seven people endangered in some situation. You'll be concerned then. I said oh wait a minute. I made a mistake. There are eight people whom you won't feel any different. Feeling system is just not able to differentiate in a different feeling for eight eighty seven right and then as we studied this we found. It's even even worse than than this insensitivity as the numbers increase sometimes we begin to lose sensitivity. Not just that. We don't differentiate between one large number and another we care less. The numbers are so large. They're just you know they don't convey any feeling and we have a a phrase for what we've observed In this respect and that is the moore who died the less we care. Yeah so i mean it kind of sounds like you know what you're saying in situations like this pandemic that our feelings may actually kind of deceive us. In a way with with risk taking absolutely our feelings deceive us and they deceive us not only with regard to the pandemic. They deceive us with regard to the seriousness of genocide and mass atrocities. That have been taking place around the world continuously since the end of world war two and the holocaust when we vowed never again. Would we allow this to happen. And well it happens over and over again And we we often turn our backs to their. These are just statistics of faraway people. And we they don't convey the emotion that's necessary to motivate us to action so there's a lot of ways in which our feelings deceive us. Our feelings deceive us with regard to thinking about climate change. You know where we've got a major catastrophic changes in all sorts of climate affects. There's going to be hugely influential. And we're not doing what we should to mitigate or prevent this from happening right right. Okay paul so is there any way around this you know. What can we do as individuals t get beyond the psychic numbing. Well the the first step is awareness you know. And that's what i i. I see as the first implication of are working to try to get these findings known so people are sensitive and aware of these and then the second step is okay. Now what what can i do about it. And the There are a number of things i as individuals we need to slow down in our thinking. We're we're giving information like this. We need to pause not just go to a quick intuitive feeling about it but to think a little bit more carefully about what the reality is beneath the surface of these numbers. We need to pay attention to stories of individuals who are representative of the larger problem and people in the in the media needs to be giving us information about individuals and stories Not just the statistics are important. They should be there but we also need stories about individual lives that are impacted by what we're concerned about. Yeah yeah you know as a as a science communicator and a journalist this makes me think about some of the research that you've done around this right like how reporting statistics about mass casualties. Don't always move people to act. I'm thinking about your research on the infamous photograph of ellen. Kurdi the child who drowned fleeing syria. Tell me about that work. So the syrian war began in two thousand eleven. The government of serious started to attack people who are protesting for various reasons against the government and it got quite violent and by two thousand and fifteen Some two hundred and fifty thousand people have died in the syrian war. Many of them civilians and there was little interest in that and we could. We could assess the level of interest by looking for example under google searches for syria or refugees. And you see it was flat and near near zero for four years and then that changed overnight when the picture of the boy and the beach went viral around the world and you. Some people started searching for syria for refugees and so forth. We we found an even more important indicator of how this one photograph woke people up to something that they should have been alert to because of two hundred and fifty thousand deaths and millions of refugees that were spawned by the conflict there and we found that the donations for example to the red cross in sweden Were greatly Impacted by that picture and so one might ask. Why does it take a photograph to motivate us. Why isn't thousands of deaths enough and again illustration of the fact of the psychic numbing. You know that these are just numbers and we relate much more strongly to stories and images very powerful example of that. We also found that it didn't last forever. I mean over the next month the that donations started to decrease again and the searches. Google started to decrease. And what i think that showed. Is that when you have very important events like this happening. That a dramatic incident or event or photograph can wake us up and it gives us a window of opportunity that's That's very important and enduring that window. That's when things need to happen both at the individual level or also at the societal level were were officials now they have the opportunity to do something that makes a difference. We're we're seeing another moment like that in the aftermath of the The attack on the capital when suddenly were awake to right wing extremism which has been around for the. It's not that his new. And i think we've been sort of a complacent we've been very complacent about same thing with racial injustice and the black lives matter movement of of the summer in certain events were dramatic and they cut through the complacency that existed so all of these events gives us a window of opportunity when we were ready to act and s when things can happen share. You know like you said part of this is realizing when action needs to be taken an taking that action and one thing that you've talked about. Is that people have to get past this. Full sense of efficacy. Right that idea that when a problem is this big what you do. Does it really matter but you know actually does you know especially in this pandemic yes. We have to recognize the fact that even partial solutions to a problem can save whole lives as we even. If you can't do it all we should be demotivated from doing what we can do.
Red Cross to help poor countries with vaccines
"It's open to national red cross organization has announced a plan to immunize five hundred million people worldwide against cave at nineteen the one hundred and ten million dollar project comes amid concerns about fost inequalities in the road out of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies says the world's fifty poorest countries need imminence attention the group says these nations have received only zero point one percent of the total vaccine doses that have been administered worldwide so far seventy percent of vaccines administered have been in the fifty richest countries as well as protecting the vulnerable the group says their initiative could help to stop further spread and mutations of the virus if millions remain unvaccinated I'm Karen Thomas
'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career
"Only the legend. Actress Sicily Tyson During a career spanning six decades, she's brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television, from sounder to the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, two routes to how to get away with murder roles that have offered previously unseen images of the sweep and humanity of black life. Now. In a new memoir, she finally finally sets forth her improbable journey from the typing pool at the Red Cross to award winning actor and icon of style. Her book is called Just as I Am and Sicily. Tyson is here with us to tell us more about Cicely Tyson. Miss Tyson. Welcome. It's such an honor to have you with us. Thank you. No. Honestly, if someone were to write the story of your life as a novel, I don't think people would believe it. I mean, you started modeling at the age of 30 when most models air hanging up their stilettos. You got your first starring role when you were nearly 50. I mean crazy. That's life. At least mine. Does it seem that way to you? Well, it's remarkable to me that I have arrived. Where I am today, because I had that anticipated it. I made the decision based on things that happened to be along the way. And I just kept going, You know, no matter what happened in my life it did not did not deter berate from reaching the goal that I had set for myself. You write very movingly of your parents, even though you are very honest about the difficulties they had in their relationship, and also frankly, some of the difficulties You had with them. Your memory seems so sharp like I remember you writing about the delicious potatoes your mother would make and yes, at lunch and it just it just amazing to me that you could remember. It's always details. It is amazing, but they was they so impacted my life at the time. Uh, they they affected me in a way that I could not forget those memories and my sister and I sit down sometimes and salivate over them the potatoes and you said her Mac and she's had no equal No one No one and she made a chicken soup that will make you Licked a hair out of your nostrils. Hmm. So So you write about how you kind of fell into acting after a modeling career that just improbable, moderate wing career like you learned literally. Um, a zoo. We said in the typing pool of the Red Cross, and you'd kind of go to the department stores on the kind of the late, Great Lord, Take your lunch hour. That wasn't my favorite place, sadly, just closing its doors. When did you decide that acting? Was your calling? What was the thing that made you say? This is what I have to do. It happened. We could. I learned that I could speak. Through other people. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions in order to understand what they were. Well, I wanted to know what planted them just say and do things that they did. I sucked my figures for 12 years. I never spoke. Was a silencer, but I was a great observer. Remember, you're writing about the effect. That's a role like sounder had on people where you played Rebecca and I think many people might know the story. Poor Paul Winfield played against you as the Nathan and you played Rebecca and it's It's a story of kind of a loving black couple. Basically, just trying to live against that almost exactly right. Yes, And what amazing was you said that some of the reactions that people got when, like, for example, television writers, saying that they didn't realize that black Children called there Parents, Dad and, Mom, can you imagine that? Understand motion for sounder and after I finished after the film was completed, this journalist said. That he discovered a bit of bigotry and himself. But he realized that this black boy, which should buy first son, Kevin Hooks called his father Daddy. On and when I asked why, he said, That's what my son calls May and I'm not. I tell you, Uh, I was so started to be a few minutes to catch my breath in order. To question What is this man thought? That we were human. You know why Pat my son call his black father Daddy as his sons. Called him and it was at that time that I decided I could not afford the luxury of just big fractures. There were certain issues I have to adjust. And I thought I would use like a rare as why flat floor and you know we can't let you go without talking about Miles Davis. Oh, Yeah, well, you can't because she was part of my life. What do you think you learned from that? I mean, you write about the fact that you all were like the it couple at the time. I mean, you were one of the couples in me. He's a jazz legend. You are a legend in your field. On yet, you know, he had some issues as we as we all know, I mean, he had a serious drug problem and Some other sort of issues. Demons that he was dealing with. What do you think you learned from that relationship? I wish people knew the Miles Davis that I knew. Really because to you can walk into a bookstore and you sing dreams of books about Miles Davis and few people who wrote the books. Yeah. Not only was she feeling they talented, he was brilliantly sensitive, and that is the Miles Davis that people know. I don't know that he was trying to Okay? You have a very forgiving spirit. Well, Isn't that what we're supposed to do? Forgive each other, huh? We don't keep riding a rough truck over a sensitive so you can't do that. People are looking for help. And you look and you see them And you know that they need help. Okay, and you can help them. At least I can. I can always speak myself. Okay on. So what? I realized that he was in deep trouble on that he wanted he wants. He said I don't want to do that anymore. Okay. Uh, So when somebody says that to you And they're asking for help at this. I would try to help them. Before we let you go, Miss Tyson. We have only just scratched the surface of your remarkable life. And I am so honored to have had this time to spend with you. But before I let you go, do you have some advice for younger artists are those just Beginning their careers after you've done so much and seeing so much and been through so much Do you have any advice that you would share Death? Stick with it? Just stick for that. There's a reason why there's always a reason why you keep going in the direction you chose to go. And that is the legend. Sicily Taison, her new book, Just as I am is out Tuesday. Cicely Tyson. Thank you so much for speaking with us. It isn't Even honor by appreciate so much time. Thank you.
Software is eating the world, and it could eat your business
"Its mark on this year's 50 companies to watch announced in the latest issue of Bloomberg Business Week, the year head Ah guided 2021 1 company on the list. Cloud communications platform TWILIO, having gained over $40 billion in market value since January of last year, with high profile customers like Nike Lift and the American Red Cross. Giulio, co founder and CEO Jeff Lawson is hoping to teach other businesses in Silicon Valley. How to navigate digital competition by embracing the role of software in his new book, Ask your Developer. Jeff joins us Now, Jeff, the pandemic has been a reckoning for a lot of companies. And you think Cos who could get software right? Win those who can't Will become obsolete. What do you mean? I think the pandemic made even more apparent a trend that was already happening 15 years ago, Mark Andriessen said. Software is eating the world and now here we are the companies that are able to delight their customers in digital using Phone, APS and mobile app send the Web like those of the company's when we do business with them when they do really well when they build great software that differentiates themselves in the eyes of their customers. Those of the companies that are winning the heart, the minds and the wallets of customers, and those aren't just start ups. It's every industry that is getting challenged. The power of software to upgrade itself and to build these better customer experiences and the companies who unleashed their technical talent. There's software developers. Those of the companies were actually able to do a great job of it, and it's sort of interesting. I've talked to so many business executives through the years and they always seem like it. Z magically don't really know how developers work, how they think there's this divide. They don't really know what goes on over there in the in the technical land and as a CEO myself, also software developer coming out. 1 ft in each world, and I thought I've got this unique perspective to help business executives understand what their saw software developers are doing help with how they think how they work toe ultimately build a bridge. Achieve the common goal, which is to build amazing digital products and digital experiences that delight customers that have millions or billions of customers and that ultimately make the company money because that's what everybody wants to do.
Photographer Richard Mosse on blurring the lines between art
"Now richard. Moss's photographic practice has resulted in some of the most arresting images of recent years as a conceptual documentary photographer. He draws on a range of esoteric photographic media to catch a so much more than meets the eye. Monaco's much. Larry spoke to richard to find out more about his unique and emotive work to those nine. I went to iraq. And i made a series of images essentially architectural project photographic project documenting the us forces who were based in the saddam hussein's palace architecture and saddam. Hussein had about eighty four palaces. All around iraq may which he never even visited when the us military arrived. They were so strategically well located for obvious. Reasons and very defensively built. They made pretty straight forward operating bases so they were occupied by the us military which i found fascinating just the layers of power and expression of that architecturally from the sort of provisional corporate office partitions and cubicles that the. Us army would hastily set up within the very pompous and often poorly built authoritarian architecture of saddam hussein which had a very specific style with some very strange eccentric ornamental features. Such as giant teapots and. Yeah it was very incongruous staff. And i brought eight by ten inch camera there and it'd be like that project and after that i realized frustrated with the medium documentaries over here. It's really so conservative as a language so reductive often. You're just an illustrator for writers texts if you're doing it at oriel which primarily. We're documenta over. Do i wanted to break it apart. Actually i wanted to somehow really smashes just for myself. It was a very personal desire to essentially as an expression of the frustration of with my own practice. I was at that time. Kodak was on its path to bankruptcy was announced had announced the discontinuation of this infrared film. Kodak erico two thousand ten. I think says nine around the time and so i thought well this is a wonderful way to unpack a documentary subject. I don't know what may be quite yet. But i gathered as much as i could off ebay and wherever it was being made extinct and i sort of worked backwards from the medium which i always tend to do actually to find to find effective subject or subjects that could be more adequately conveyed to be elevated through the medium through this particular medium and reading was a starting point for me over. The last ten years i've been working with spurred you call them infra-red film technology's very interested in the unseen registry invisible light forms as the way often metaphorically telling very complex documentary narratives more powerful way and to refresh very saturated subject matter for example the refugee crisis unfolding across europe the middle east north africa. Everybody photographer was out there taking pictures. And they all tend to look rather similar. And i really was. After a certain point the imagery just became inherently less compelling and less powerful as language. So i wanted to refresh my own way and i found this bizarre military grade thermographic camera that can image human body heat from thirty kilometres distance. Day or nice. It's classes weapon designed for battlefield situational awareness long-range insurgents detection tracking and targeting. So it was actually part of a weapon. System very sort of activated medium to think through the representation of the refugee crisis and also almost an aggravated one. Really confront the viewer. On some level with their own complicity. I believe and that was my intention to really make people feel that. And i think as an orange has that's one of the only things you can do is to make people feel something so i was working through metaphor aesthetics in this work but with that work with my project incoming its title and it was using this weapons technologies long range border enforcement technology. Thermographic heat-detection camera. I realized i was also operating in certain moments on another level beyond the metaphorical and beyond the aesthetic. And that was the the forensic after understand. The camera sees index heat register. You can calibrate for about forty degrees and anything. That's relatively cooler or relatively warmer within. That given frame is depicted in black or white depending on how you set the the recording set the image. And so something that's black. Could be everything that's warms. The human body would be depicted in black and everything cold surrounding him. Buddy will be waste for example or if you sell it. The other way white hart. It's the opposite. And i was filming this tragic event i've ever witnessed probably ever will. Hopefully it was one of the biggest human trafficking disasters on the gnc and human memory of three hundred people or more were on a on a fishing trawler was had paid to be on that boat from turkey to lead boss and human traffickers just packed that boat too many people who zone designed for perhaps twenty or thirty people so the top deck of the boat collapsed and doing panic entire hull ripped apart and we were able to capture all this from about seven kilometers away with camera designed exactly for this kind of thing and then when the bodies were brought to shore to the harbour of malvo's something store happy it was after dark at this point literally out on the cold stone pier they were lined up on thermal. Br red cross workers volunteers local doctors. Anyone who could could help out. Were were frantically trying to revive these hypothermic victim. Some whom passed out or semi drowned or some had had remain conscious. But we're literally freezing to death. And so they were literally what they were doing. Rubbing life-giving warmth from their hands into the flesh coddled flesh of the these hypothermic victims in front of us on the pier. Desperately trying to sort of transmit life-giving heat back back into them. Now a normal camera of course after dark wouldn't wouldn't be abc's very much let alone. Would it be able to see the trace of that of that transmission of warmth which the thermal camera was able to do incredibly effective articulation of exactly the crux of of the emergency unfolding around us. It was a of very powerful test. Testimonial footage of the the effort survive these people on the scale of a trauma around us. That was richard moss and do head over to our website to the full version of that interview.
At least four people dead as Tropical Cyclone Yasa leaves trail of destruction in Fiji
"And New Zealand Air Force teams are resisting the authorities in Fiji as they assess the extent of the damage from a powerful storm. Severe tropical cyclone NASA has left thousands of people homeless and at least four Fijians dead. He has been loadings. Yes, sir, left a trail of destruction across final 11, Fiji's second largest island. The first overflights show whole villages were wiped out. The cost of the damage is likely to run into hundreds of millions of dollars and aid effort is getting underway to distribute drinking water, food parcels and tarpaulins. The Red Cross said the storm had left many villages with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Since the storm hit, there has been no communication with the eastern Lau Group of islands. The extent of the damage there is not known. Psycho. NASA has now weakened as it heads down to Tonga.
A new study found coronavirus may have been in the US in December
"P. M. A new study finds The Corona virus was already spreading in the U. S last year before Christmas and was before it was confirmed in China. In a month before it was found in the States. Scientists based their study on blood samples collected by the American Red Cross from midnight December of last year to mid January of this year and reportedly found evidence of covert 19 infection in the form of antibodies in more than 100 out of 7300 blood
Hurricane Iota batters Central America
"Devastating devastating devastating devastating devastating devastating hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes have have have have have have pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled Central America on November 3rd hurricane at the first struck Nicaragua and then made its way to Honduras and Guatemala. According to the Red Cross. More than two million people in the region were affected by floods and landslides caused by the hurricane. Then this week, another hurricane Hurricane iota made landfall in Central America delivering yet another blow to the region. The two storms back to back aren't only devastating to communities in Central America, but are also complicating efforts to mitigate covert 19. Joining us now to talk about what's happening on the ground is Jeff EARNS two freelance journalist based in Honduras. Jeff Thanks for being with us For having me. So what are conditions on the ground in Honduras right now? Right now. Much of Honduras is underwater, particularly in the Northwest Sula Valley region, which is home to about two million people, and it's really the economic motor. Of the country, So the fact that so much of this area in particular is underwater is really indicative of how damaging it is. Given that roughly 40% of the GDP or more is produced in this region, but really after iota we have much more widespread damage. A lot across the whole country was a much larger storm. So just particular across the North Coast and and the West, there's still rising waters in some parts. We've lost a lot of bridges and roads and other infrastructure. There's many people are currently displaced by the flooding. The storm's first struck Nicaragua before going through Honduras and Guatemala. What were the effects in those two countries? With a to it was damaging. But it went through a pretty lowly populated area of Nicaragua. But iota was so much larger. That it really hit harder in Nicaragua, and even the winds were harder to sew. In Nicaragua. We're seeing pretty widespread damage flooding even in the capital, Managua. And south of it to Nicaragua's pretty devastated this 0.2. You've been reporting on this region in Honduras for awhile have how have the government's responded to efforts on the ground? The government's response has been heavily criticized ahead of eight actually scheduled this special holiday for that week week in in order order to to try try to to Remote Remote domestic domestic tourism tourism and and stimulate stimulate the the economy, economy, which which has has been been really really hit hit hard hard by by the the cove cove in in 19 19 pandemic, and there was a clear reticence by the government to Cancel that vacation, so they did not emit alerts or or evacuation orders, which led Tens of thousands of people in completely caught off guard being and then ended up getting trapped on the roof, some for as many as five days. And, of course, That led to two more deaths, which we really don't know how much yet because the water Has never been able to fully received from eight to before We got hit by iota, so there's really clear negligence by the government here and then in terms of responding They're completely overwhelmed by it. And they clearly unprepared and there's a real question of how they're spending. Their resource is the government just a year ago. Just from Israel. This Folks from war and yet their emergency response unit doesn't have the boats necessary to go to the healthy, strong currents that was seen from the footing in order to rescue people. Until the water gets down. The people are very upset, definitely more than ever with with the government and this could definitely lead to even more political instability than we've seen down here in the past and that political instability Could also sperm or migration out of the region. Is that right? Coming towards where? There That's the United States are moving towards Mexico or other places this people try to survive. Absolutely. There's already people organizing on social media caravans that looks like they're planning for January, most of them whether or not that materializes. There's just no doubt we're going to see it another tick in migration over the next year, particularly As Kobe 19 travel Strick Shins are eased. I took so many people already. Particularly the young people who just see no opportunity. They have no work, and now they've lost everything. They really have nothing to lose, and they see migrating as the quickest way to be able to help their families to rebuild and and recoup everything they've lost. United States government has limited at least one of the Trump administration migration from many of these countries. At the same time, it's asked many Central American countries to help it with its asylum policies. Has the U. S government sent any aid? To these countries as they struggled to deal with the blows from these hurricanes. The lack of leadership from the U. S. Following this crisis is really Shocking. There's been no word from the State Department or from the White House, other than U S aid, which is down here most recently after Iota they designated $17 million to the region. Half of which is going to Honduras and then Also the U. S. Military, based on here has been a source of rescue missions, which has definitely been very helpful. But $17 million We're talking about billions and billions of dollars in damage. And really in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch hit, which is the worst natural disaster in center America To date, it was US leadership that mobilized support from the global community. And that is completely lacking at this point. President elect Biden has expressed his concern and support for the region, so there's hope that when he takes office He will take up that traditional leadership role of the U. S. To help one of its neighbors will be watching to see how this pans out. Jeff earns two freelance reporter based in Honduras. Thanks for being with us and stay safe. Thanks for having me
Iota still a threat after killing dozens in Central America
"A set of devastating hurricanes have pummeled central america on november third hurricane bertha. I struck nicaragua and then made its way through honduras in guatemala. According to the red cross more than two million people in the region were affected by floods and landslides caused by the hurricane and then this week another hurricane hurricane iota made landfall in central america delivering yet another blow to the region. The two storms back to back aren't only devastating to communities in central america but are also complicating efforts to mitigate covid nineteen joining us. Now to talk about what's happening on the ground is jeff ernst a freelance journalists base in honduras. Jeff thanks for being with us after having me. So what are conditions on the ground in honduras right now right now. Much of honduras is is underwater Particularly in the northwest soula valley region which is home to about two million people and putting the second largest in honduras and pedro soula as really the motor of of the country. So the fact that so much of this area in particular is underwater is really indicative of how damaging is given that roughly forty percent of the gdp or more is produced in this region but really After i iota we have much of a widespread damage Across the whole country was a much larger storm so just particularly crest the north coast and the west. They're still a rising waters. Some parts We've last a lot of bridges and roads and other infrastructure and as many people are currently displaced by the flooding. The storm's first struck nicaragua before going through honduras and guatemala. What were the effects in those two countries with evita it. It was damaging but it went through a pretty lowly populated area of nicaragua but iota so much larger that it really hit harder in nicaragua. And even the wins were harder to so nicaragua. We're seeing pretty widespread damage flooding even in the capital of managua and south of it so nicaragua's pretty devastated this point. You you've been reporting on This region in honduras for awhile have. How have the government's responded to effort on the ground. The the government's response has been heavily criticised ahead of eight to actually scheduled the special holiday for that week. In order to try to promote domestic tourism and and stimulate the economy which has been really hit hard by the covid nineteen pandemic and there was a clear reticence by the government to cancel that vacation and so they did not emit alerts or or evacuation orders which led to tens of thousands of people completely caught off guard been and then ended up getting trapped on the roads some for as many as five days and of course that led to more deaths which we really don't know how much yet because the water was never even able to fully recede from eight to before we got hit by iota So there's really some clear negligence by the government here and then with in terms of responding. They're they're completely overwhelmed By it and a complete clearly unprepared and missouri question of how they're spending the resources government just a year ago or just from israel this for war that really has has seen of her for country like and yet they're emergency response. Units doesn't have the votes necessary to be able to deal with the strong currents that we're seen from the flooding in order to rescue people in until the water gets down. Do people are very upset. Definitely more than ever with the government and and this could definitely to even more political instability than we've seen down here in the past and that political instability could also spur more Migration out of the region is that right coming towards A whether that's the united states are moving towards mexico or other places as people try to survive absolutely. There's already people organizing on social media caravans That looks like they're planning for january most of them Whether or not that materializes There's just no doubt. We're going to see an uptick in migration over the next year particularly as covy nineteen travel restrictions are eased You know. I talked to so many people already particularly the young people Who just see no opportunity They have no work and now they've lost everything so they really have nothing to lose And they see migrating as the quickest way to be able to help to their families to rebuild and recoup everything. They've lost the united states government. has limited at least under the trump administration migration from many of these countries at the same time it's ass many central american countries to help it with its asylum policies Has the us. Government sent any aid to these countries as they struggle to deal with the blows from these hurricanes the lack of leadership from the us Following these crisis is really shocking. There's been no word from the state department or from the white house other than us aid which is down here. Most recently after i iota they designated seventeen million dollars through the region half of which is going to honduras and then also the. Us military base. Don't here has been a source of of rescue missions which has definitely been very helpful but seventeen million dollars when we're talking about billions and billions dollars damage and really in nine hundred ninety eight when hurricane mitch hit which was the worst natural disaster in central america to date it was. Us leadership that mobilized support from the global community and that is completely lacking at this point. president-elect biden has expressed is concerned and support for the region. So there's hope that when he takes office he will take that traditional leadership role of the. Us to help one of its neighbors. I'll be watching to see how this pans out.
Hurricane Iota batters Central America
"A set of devastating hurricanes have pummeled central america on november third hurricane bertha. I struck nicaragua and then made its way through honduras in guatemala. According to the red cross more than two million people in the region were affected by floods and landslides caused by the hurricane and then this week another hurricane hurricane iota made landfall in central america delivering yet another blow to the region. The two storms back to back aren't only devastating to communities in central america but are also complicating efforts to mitigate covid nineteen joining us. Now to talk about what's happening on the ground is jeff ernst a freelance journalists base in honduras. Jeff thanks for being with us after having me. So what are conditions on the ground in honduras right now right now. Much of honduras is is underwater Particularly in the northwest soula valley region which is home to about two million people and putting the second largest in honduras and pedro soula as really the motor of of the country. So the fact that so much of this area in particular is underwater is really indicative of how damaging is given that roughly forty percent of the gdp or more is produced in this region but really After i iota we have much of a widespread damage Across the whole country was a much larger storm so just particularly crest the north coast and the west. They're still a rising waters. Some parts We've last a lot of bridges and roads and other infrastructure and as many people are currently displaced by the flooding. The storm's first struck nicaragua before going through honduras and guatemala. What were the effects in those two countries with evita it. It was damaging but it went through a pretty lowly populated area of nicaragua but iota so much larger that it really hit harder in nicaragua. And even the wins were harder to so nicaragua. We're seeing pretty widespread damage flooding even in the capital of managua and south of it so nicaragua's pretty devastated this point. You you've been reporting on This region in honduras for awhile have. How have the government's responded to effort on the ground. The the government's response has been heavily criticised ahead of eight to actually scheduled the special holiday for that week. In order to try to promote domestic tourism and and stimulate the economy which has been really hit hard by the covid nineteen pandemic and there was a clear reticence by the government to cancel that vacation and so they did not emit alerts or or evacuation orders which led to tens of thousands of people completely caught off guard been and then ended up getting trapped on the roads some for as many as five days and of course that led to more deaths which we really don't know how much yet because the water was never even able to fully recede from eight to before we got hit by iota So there's really some clear negligence by the government here and then with in terms of responding. They're they're completely overwhelmed By it and a complete clearly unprepared and missouri question of how they're spending the resources government just a year ago or just from israel this for war that really has has seen of her for country like and yet they're emergency response. Units doesn't have the votes necessary to be able to deal with the strong currents that we're seen from the flooding in order to rescue people in until the water gets down. Do people are very upset. Definitely more than ever with the government and and this could definitely to even more political instability than we've seen down here in the past and that political instability could also spur more Migration out of the region is that right coming towards A whether that's the united states are moving towards mexico or other places as people try to survive absolutely. There's already people organizing on social media caravans That looks like they're planning for january most of them Whether or not that materializes There's just no doubt. We're going to see an uptick in migration over the next year particularly as covy nineteen travel restrictions are eased You know. I talked to so many people already particularly the young people Who just see no opportunity They have no work and now they've lost everything so they really have nothing to lose And they see migrating as the quickest way to be
Trauma in the Philippines asthirdmajor storm barrels through
"These southeast asian nation of the philippines has being pummeled by the third major storm in three weeks adding to the pain and suffering thousands of families typhoon vanco locally known as ulysses made landfall on wednesday night and although it's much weaker than super typhoon goni. It bought catastrophic flooding across the capital manila sprawling densely populated city. Un uses video spoke to the un migration agencies. Kristen dedi chief of mission of iowan philippines who just driven to marikina central manila began by describing the scene just hours. After the latest storm's arrival parts of manila. That are twenty meters you. The water rose to twenty one. Point five meters so really significant. I'm actually standing on the river. Bed near marikina where the floodwaters absolutely raging l. And car are being taken away. And what things did. The storm hit manila. So the rain started yesterday evening. about six o'clock in the evening it started raining quite hard and then Definitely i was awoken in two wins howling at. You know it wasn't supposed to be as it certainly wasn't the strength of typhoon rolly last week but the damage in manila is much much more severe than it was last week so i was awakened at about midnight. One o'clock in the morning took a winds howling. Rains pounding poured throughout the night so at about three thirty in the morning they raised They have a signal system here in the philippines and they raise the signal for an area called fateh kina to level three and they were doing evacuations throughout the night so yeah quite quite intense so as things stand a lot of the population was already impacted by goni and were in evacuation centers. But how has the situation changed with this new star yet. While it's absolutely astro faded. The scituate ation so the for the new storm made landfall rowley or ideas. It's known go. Knee and international did not severely affect manila but it affected the provinces of alibi and cut to anise and camera. D'or sewer And those areas were again hit extremely hard with with ulysses just coming through so it's absolutely exacerbated. The situation you had people that were evacuated. Three and three weeks is the third type. Third major tie phone In three weeks. So it's exacerbated the situation for sure now this recent one which came through last night that had the additional impact on manila and manila was not as impacted from the first two typhoons Last week and the week before. But it's been hit hard with the with this one absolutely hit hard with a lot of flooding. People are still being evacuated enough rescue boats pulling in more rescue boats to bring people loud. Government is just doing an amazing job of the red cross of additional rescues. They've really. I mean right now you could see. They're bringing a lot more rescue boats for the people in terms of any initial estimates any any indications of damage or displacement especially in manila. It's not clear yet in the middle. It's not clear i'm not. I'm not sure what the numbers are at this point. I mean it's a very it's a moving situation But it has to be in the tens of thousands in terms of damage. it's massive. But i'm not sure. I mean it's too early to calculate exactly and i'm not. I'm not aware of any fatalities at this point. I have been on news today to see what the if there have been reported casualties. I haven't seen any but The damage from the flood waters is going to be is going to be massive definitely. I mean they're having flooding levels higher than joy under a hit in two thousand nine which really devastated parts of parts of manila. Absolutely government in a stretch the quite quite skill. that's. Cincinnati stripped earthquakes from the year then from co bid and now now. Three typhoon lebron It's just up. The we feel very bad for them outside manila. How's the situation in luzon and the areas that the typhoon went through. Yeah quite quite strong. There was a lot of flooding. This typhoon brought much more flooding than the whereas typhoon rolly lot of in damage but this typhoon. People's how are they coping. One one storm iphone and another over the last few weeks detrimental evacuated three times in three weeks. They lost their homes completely I mean they're tastes. Now t percent of what you know in some of these areas where they've been evacuated multiple times The definitely suffering Kidger also particularly stressed. I mean filipinos are the most resilient people in the world. But i don't know how much more i can take to be on his.
The Practice of Shipping Creative Work with Seth Godin
"Okay I got a question when you think about the word creative. What's that word mean to? You feel like a lot of business owners if you're like me, you know a creative person that. You hire design things to make things look pretty to work on your brand. But here's the thing. If you're a business owner. You gotta think about creativity broader than just that. In fact, I'm going to tell you if you want to build a p performing company. You. have to be creative. From the Ramsey network, this is the entreleadership podcast where we business leaders grow themselves to their teams and the prophets. I'm your host, Daniel Tardy. Am I guess today is Seth Godin guys are you kidding me seth is one of the most brilliant marketers thinkers thought leaders on the topics of well a lot of things leadership business certainly all things customer service and guys I'm telling you even if you think you're not creative. You've got to listen to this because creativity. It's not just something that you do where you're creating things that are visual are designing things being creative as a leader means you have a vision for the future you see what could be and what should be, and then you create that reality that's why it's called creativity. And you do that through casting a vision and showing people a better version of the future creativity isn't just about designing things guys it's about leadership. Let's. Differentiate between leadership and management. 'cause they're not the same thing and most small business people just do management management is having the power to tell people what to do to get people to do what they did yesterday but faster and cheaper, and we need management because that creates the industrial economy that enables us to make and keep promises. But leadership leadership is not mandatory. Leadership is voluntary. Leadership is I choose to lead where I choose to follow you and because voluntary because we're doing something that might not work it's not for everybody but it's where all the juice lies because when we lean into leadership. When we assert to people that we think something might work. We might feel inside like we're not so sure but we're offering this tremendous. Privilege this gift to the people we work with, which is they're hoping that someone will open a door in China light. That's our job all throughout building the entreleadership area I was I was the first employee of entreleadership. We don't call ourselves employees. We say where team members, we don't like the connotation of employees because it implies punching a clock and exchanging dollars. For hours as the first team member in this area believing in this thing believing it could be this massive thing that's making an impact in the area of small business. I know I can relate to times that I I had a massive vision and desire but I wasn't sure how we're going to get there. I didn't know for sure that we would get there. Yet I was telling people were going here and and there's this higher docs in our minds. A little bit of we're really clear and certain we're going and I don't know if we're going to get there and you can feel a bit like a fraud at times. You can feel like I'm making this thing up why are these people even following me? Yeah. Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head. A lot of people think that they're the only ones with imposter syndrome but everyone has it unless you're psychopath imposter syndrome is that feeling that you haven't proven it that you can't be sure you to do to speak up and to lead you must be a fraud at people say, how do I get rid of imposter syndrome? and. My answer is you don't 'cause you are an impostor in the moment you are leading in the moment you show up and say over here, you can't be sure. And if you feel like an impostor, that's a good sign because it means you're leaning into the work and so I am not proposing that we defraud anybody. I'm not proposing that we guarantee anything 'cause a guaranteeing confidence are tricky places the Hind but I think we get to say to people i. let me paint a picture for where we might be able to go if we're able to make this thing working and if people like that picture and they're willing to follow in meet with you. That's the best way to get to where you hope to go. I think tracking with this idea of we're always an impostor to some extent, and yet there's also a wisdom and having a sense of what we're doing. So we don't lead people off the cliff what's the difference between being foolish and the perpetual imposture and the way you're talking about? Yes so that all of this comes down to generosity. I rule no one wants to be hustled. No one wakes up in the mornings. Hopes own hustles me uses social pressure close talking. Extortion, whatever it is to get me to do something. No we don't have to hustle to make a difference. The alternative is to say, what's The generous thing to do you know if you saw somebody drowning in a few feet of water and you had a chance to jump in and Save Them? Even. If you weren't the best swimmer who ever lived even if you didn't have a certification from the Red Cross, which do it what would you walk away a say? I can't prove I can see ask you this person. That's great. You jump in the water.
"american red cross" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"This episode one eighteen the voice by podcast our guest today are from Nestle Royal Bank of Canada and the American Red Cross we talk about organization models for big enterprise Ai Initiatives as well as what some of the early adopters in the Food Financial Services and nonprofit sectors have learned about voice so far since today we recorded this voice nineteen and I know a lot of people missed it due to timing so I'm publishing it here and now so you get the valuable perspectives in case you missed them and these are people like you or maybe like your clients in the enterprise space before we get started many thanks to our sponsor the Samsung developer conference you know Samsung the largest maker of smartphones globally the largest maker smart. TV's globally a consumer appliance giant that also owns the smart things smart home ecosystem and of course produces the bixby Assistant Samsung is holding its annual Developer Conference on the twenty ninth and thirtieth of October in San Jose Calif -Fornia if you WanNa meet the vive labs bixby teams they will be there talking about the latest new developments around the technology around marketplace they will also be helping developers and publishers learn at a build capsules and improve their capsules and their opportunities to get prime placement in the ecosystem to help with discovery if you'd like to check that out it's semi invitation only but voiced by listeners can get access using this code S. D. C. Nineteen Dash S. E. R. Dash B. I. XP I know that's long it will be in the show notes S. D. C. Nineteen so Samsung Developer Conference Nineteen Dash S. E. R. Sierra Ago Robert Dash B. I. XP Bravo India X-ray Bravo hopefully y'all got that otherwise check out the show notes this code will get you registered it'll get you in the venue the keynotes all the breakout session chance you'll get to meet the people who are on the front lines who launched this bill give labs all that also comes with a fifty percent discount so definitely check it out I hope to see there now to today's guests Voice Summit Newark New Jersey really was a big success this year I the opportunity to moderate a mainstay panel three people that I respect are on the frontlines of enterprise voice assistant adoption Josh belly and a senior direct senior digital innovation manager with Nestle he's in the Silicon Valley Innovation outpost in I've met many times in San Francisco Brian Matthews I've spent a good amount of time with him up in Toronto he's the head of the voice innovation lab for the Royal Bank of Canada again some really interesting things get a little bit of an international at least a non US flavor to how organizations are approaching voice assistance and we also have Michelle Malkin axe she's the product lead for Conversational Ai for the American Red Cross Large Global Organization very complex she's doing really interesting things that I hadn't even considered so really look forward to sharing that with you today you will hear me first then Josh followed by Ryan then Michelle let's get started Okay real excited have you all here today okay because you're lucky to be able to listen to some of the stories inexperienced people on the stage one of the things that I have come across cost many times looking or having conversations with large organizations voice is it's not necessarily about what implement it's not necessary surly about how I design it it's like Oh we're a big organization everything has to have an organizational structure right so it's one of the things we're going to talk about this probably be meantime you'll hear this discussion here today and so I think that'll be really insightful for some people plus we'll talk a little bit about some of the things we're doing which is very interesting as well so we'll start off Jospin from Nestle why don't you introduce yourself and tell the audience how you first got involved voice and some of the things that you're doing sure okay I'm Jeff Valley and I'm I'm part of Nestle Nestle that all people will usually be chocolate company it's actually it's a big food company based in Salaam one hundred fifty years old and I'm on a team in San Francisco called the Silicon Valley Mission outposts and we've got a lot of liberty to explore how new technologies and new business model those are changing the way consumers live and exist in in this world and as part of that voice is one area of significant interest it's changing the rules of the aim our our first skills built about three and a half years ago we wanted to understand what it was like how complex it how is it different than building for the web or heart phones and we built a pretty cool cooking skill it had a visual component of visual guide any browser a tablet laptop could use it it was well before echo show doc sadly it does not have as many users as show but it was good it was great learning and that was used to educator leadership around look voices man and it's going to be global it's coming faster than you could ever imagine we're going to be ready and actually Christine Hartland my colleagues in the audience we've got a team in Barcelona digital hub that is industrialized voice to be able to serve the rest of the world I'm glad you brought up goodness which was the name of that original skill because I think it was the first multi-modal skill using Lexis Yep because we went to the web was really innovative I actually still intimated to this day there's probably some interesting things channel switching to okay thank you Josh Ryan Matthews I've known each other for a couple of years Ryan's with Royal Bank of Canada why don't you introduce yourself often tell everybody about what you've been doing along the lines of voice perfect okay my name's Ryan Mathews head of the voice loud for Royal Bank of Canada it's funny last year when I came down to this conference my name Tiger and I'd be introduced last salt and saying hey I'm from NBC and they just look at me like what's rb see so this have we'll make of Canada on my on my name tag so we similarly to Joshua RBC's one hundred fifty year old financial institution We've got sixteen million finds across thirty six countries five thousand employees were Canada's biggest bank one of the largest world by market cap I I've got a long history markets in my voice writing in Lagos in that space for a little while but it was also really involved in grassroots innovation from that department when I had the opportunity to kind of come over to more the enterprise side of the bank and have an opportunity to kind of forum a voice can jump at the opportunity so I've been building my team over the last eight to ten Johnson there in the crowd over there you can wave high and it's been a really exciting getting getting and building this high performing team in a space that quite frankly is insure me okay thank you Ryan actually you didn't say what you've been doing voice like do you WanNa talk about your project so couple of things that hoppy kind of be Party Organization for we were first in Canada launch a voice by mentioned all center also I into Canada to launch payments five Oyster Siri some of the work that might have been working on can't talk laudable because it's not yet released unfortunately but it is coming out in a couple of months definitely stay tuned for that but we are looking at a multi modal world device agnostic world and it's not it's going to be a little bit more than just an action or skill because recognizing that the market has moved quite a bit to be competitive in this space deliver something really cool and innovative thanks okay right we've just met recently last few weeks so this is great and I'm learning every time I talked to you why don't you share with the audience a little bit more about American Red Cross because very very large organization obviously Taylor yeah you have a slightly different set of needs and expectations goals around the space yeah absolutely so I come from the innovation aimed at the American Red Cross Chopin's who's heard of the Red Cross everyone writes we have a very wide scope to our mission it's very diverse we have you know blood donation disaster response and I think that's what most folks think of when I think the Red Cross the Pink Oh the folks that go in for superstorm Sandy Hurricane Katrina nine eleven etc and that is very the what we do training services things like CPR training first aid training etc service to the armed forces so I could go on the purpose that'd be animation team at the Red Cross is to leverage disruptions in the market from investments and technology and use that to drive forward our humanitarian mission so our innovation function is not dissimilar to what you would see in fortune one hundred fortune five hundred companies but we are unique and that the bottom line of what we're doing is humanitarian focus in addition to opportunities for revenue generation or cost savings etc.. What I'm doing as part of that innovation team running the conversation L. A. I practice so any sort of interphase conversation between artificial brain and human brain as within the scope of this practice not just boys chat bots all flavors of chat bots your skills and your actions? VR is very big for us and then further down our road map you'll see some things happening with mobile so Syrian the as well as far as what we've done invoice already as part of this practice the innovation is team is young it's only about a year year and a half old and in that time we launched three skills to them are going to be published as action soon so that's something that you all can look forward to seeing from Red Cross and the next coming weeks those use cases are blood donation first aid and disaster response so we're really excited to see those grown interested want really excited to tell me what those skills do right so if if I were to say banking skill maybe I'd be able to look up my bank account I know exactly what that is but blood donation skill what is that sure so for our blood donation skill most folks again when I think of Red Cross disaster relief or nurses I took a CPR training with them upon a time the core of our business of our bottom line is driven by let donations so our blood donations skill helps acilitator the scheduling of those nations so the conversion that we're looking at as a potential donor into donor right how do we get you from the place where you are thinking about it the two scheduled nation and follow up with rescheduling from there and it's a very simple conversion path very simple funnel but there's a component to that on top of it I think makes it very interesting if you were compelled to donate blood it's not that difficult to find your way to a blood drive right it's like scheduling doctor's appointment you know you need to go the doctor schedule The payments but most folks are potential donors think that they're ineligible right you travel you get a tattoo maybe you had the flu a couple of weeks ago you think of why can't give blood and the majority of those cases you can get so there's a bit of a conversation that we built into that to help rake through that talk about eligibility so we can again push for that conversion rates and I'm really excited about the skill not that I play favorites necessarily but it is one of my favorites because we're having Ford the mission with the skill but also increasing revenue and.
"american red cross" Discussed on KOMO
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"american red cross" Discussed on KOMO
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"american red cross" Discussed on KOMO
"Brought to you by the American Red Cross fire is everyone's fight. It's a dangerous cycle that a local court is now trying to break nationally about a third of drivers arrested for DUI had a prior DUI. And as komo's Michelle Esteban shows us instead of locking them up a D Y corden Ken is trying to reach offenders before they hurt themselves or someone else. She can't be dead. She's where is she? I thought she had the day off. Joan Davis is thirty four year old daughter. Jessica was on her way home from work. She was hit head on seventy nine miles an hour and done. I hated him. I hated what he did. She's let go of that anger. This. He has continued to drink and drive. He's one of our states repeat DUI offenders nationally about a third of all people that are arrested stopped and arrested for DUI is have had a previous DUI. The Washington traffic safety commission says last year five hundred sixty five people died in fatal crashes in our state nearly half involved an impaired driver when you're dealing with multiple DU is you're getting into addiction issues and has more. This is DUI court. You can do this. And I can be to the approach is built around trust. Instead of behind the bench judge Jorgensen and her team sit here we wanted to do something other than just throw people in jail instead repeat offenders commit to an intense two year program that initially means meeting every week for support resources, accountability and sobriety. Check ins. This was a really incredible homework..
"american red cross" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"For get prepared California. Now, the American Red Cross that we do the bidding on months ago event occurred last night. It was a nice time photos. I've looked at the photos doing phone. No. I met everybody yesterday. You did you busy socializing? U D A. You were how many comedy Chardonnay Chardonnay Kevin Sheridan. Shannon had three two. Oh, see who you're drinking with? She's she's a better. Yeah. She gets crazy. We thank you all for coming. You see the photos on the website. Also new today on the website, very exciting. It's John and Ken November twenty eighteen voter guide who vote. Yes. On propsects. Yes. On propsects means the gas tax gets repealed. All you have to know, please. If there's anyone you know that vote's confused about what propsects is make it clear to them. It is the gas in the car tax repeal because we are finding out. We're going to see another poll tomorrow from Thomas partners optimists and our partner at NBC four about because they're doing these weekly polling. We'll see how prop six is doing. But the problem is is the latest public policy. Polls showed this people are not aware. It's the gas in the car tax repeal when they were read the question for the ballot summary, which basically says reduces road funding, they voted no. And then they were told later well is the gas in the car tax repeal jumps to fifty percent. Yes. It's just how simple it so the margin here is small, but it's going to make a difference. Look like seven eight percent of the people are confused or maybe more as long as people know that props six repeals the gas tax. Wchs. It'll win. Yes. That's that's the only spread the word. Only one line has to be conveyed. It's not a complex philosophical issue. Yes. On six means gas tax repealed. There you go. You could do that six words. It is by far the most important ballot proposition and really to us the most important thing on the ballot. Clearly, though, we'd like to see John Cox win for governor. We have our endorsement in their remember that California is a top two state. Now, we all do primary in June. This is the work of former state politician in Abel Maldonado Schwarzenegger Schwarzenegger who made a deal to raise taxes Maldonado wanted this top two system, and we got it and this until we can repeal it. It's Schwarzenegger in his stupid little P brain head. He thought that if we use this system. Then politicians from both sides will become more moderate, they'll run as moderates. If you run as as an extreme, you're not going to get much of a vote, right? You go down the middle. That's more. The votes are. Well, he was totally wrong. What we ended up is left wing winners and far left wing runner up a runners up Jason Feinstein and Kevin de. All right. Feinstein is way left. You saw her deceitful dishonest. Disgusting performance in the cavenaugh hearings. She's way left her opponent is so far left. He falls off the edge of the earth. Kevin leone. Yeah. Where's there's no conservative guy? There's no moderate guy. There's not even a moderate democrat. It's left and left her banks because note, moderate democrat would do it. Diane Feinstein dead in that in that cavenaugh hearing that was that was absolute. Cruel sabotage of a man's life. And she responsibility I may vote for neither one I certainly I can understand that people don't vote for either wise somebody's going to win. I was gonna vote for up until up until that moment. And and she doesn't know how leaked. Nobody understaffed does. How late I shut up. Nobody believes you check. Your depends lady. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe maybe the leak was in the diaper, anyway, we also have recommendations. So the other statewide offices not that we know a lot about them except attorney general we would like you to vote for judge Stephen Bailey's been on the show. He edged out the guy we or picking in the primary in June. But Bailey's the pick over havi of Basirah who liked daily on leads the charge against Trump and everything's about illegal immigration, except he only really represents legal immigrants. He doesn't represent any legal citizens or Americans the first several ballot propositions are dealing with bonds. More borrowing, the state already has a huge long term debt. Thanks to the pensions and the healthcare obligations of public employees two hundred seventy billion dollars in debt, we are. So that's a quarter trillion. Let's not let's not dig this hole any deeper. So we're knows which takes us pretty much to prop six which again, we want you to vote. Yes. On the gas tax repeal. But more importantly, I know a lot of our listeners are tuned into this. You gotta go spread the word, right? Gas tax repeal dot org is the place where you can donate. Volunteer. Your time. We are planning, and we'll be announcing suit a prop six event Johnny excited. We're going to have a rally a couple of weeks before the election. I am excited. Okay. I may be announced you may even I might come with is gonna be on signs well on their lawn signs. Absolutely. I had my recall, Josh Neumann lawn. Sign in my office at home. Is that right? Oh, yeah. That's my deck. That's my decor. There's a couple of legislative races. We have put down our recommendations the resort simply races, obviously based largely on the tax issue. The gas tax issue. We'll be adding to this. We are aware that there are a number of towns and cities throughout southern California, which are being asked to raise their sales taxes to pay for pensions employees will be a no we're just gonna round up the list and put it up. There are no legitimate local tax increase proposals on the ballot. All of them are about funding pensions that are unfunded right now. And we will. We've been warning this for many years and now the day is coming. They don't have the money to pay off the pensions. So now, they're jacking up taxes in these cities. You're going to vote on it vote. No. You you know, it's it's time for a game of chicken. What happens if we don't pay any more? What are you gonna do? Go bankrupt. And the only that's when the judge will force a deal on the union once bankruptcies declared we only disagreed on props seven, which is the silly daylight savings time's position. I'm a yes Johnson. No. It's weird. You want you want to give power to the legislature to determine if we go either on year round standard time of year round daylight saving pick one you want to give the power I do not. I don't trust them. What they're gonna do is. They're going to pick. They're going to raise taxes out of this. You're right. It's going to be if in fact, yeah, it says no fiscal impact on the legislative analyst. I'm gonna live on daylight. I've gotta figure out a way to raise taxes. Are you really going to declare my own time zone around my house? So then you would be an hour early to the show, then I guess, right? Well, that's not going to happen. If we go to standard time year round, you'd be doing your daylight savings time, you'd be an hour early for everything. Is that right? Yes. You'd be doing the show from one to five. Okay. Then I'm doing the show went to five. What you are like a twelve year old eating at spinach. I don't want the government determining determining my time zone anymore. Yeah. I thought their business daylight saving time. That's my business. They've got other. Hurdles, I think what the federal government even if this passes. I a lot of stuff they do is not constitutional coming up next stress at the DMV. Wow. You're going to hear about the overtime. And how some employees are just fed up with all the stress. We'll talk about John and Ken show. Debra. All your chance to win a thousand dollars is coming.
"american red cross" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"With the American Red Cross. I think we learned that out of hurricane. Matthew, people heeded the warnings for weather, and then when it had made arrangements to get to the show, get dry safe place. The other issue for residents the power more than a half million North Carolina residents out of power by Friday. Noon officials warned that number could spike into the millions by the time four and says finally left the area. Ryan burrow, ABC news, Fayetteville North Carolina nearly three thousand members of the national guard and fifteen hundred Red Cross workers are on the ground to help with hurricane Florence relief efforts. President Trump thanking them today in a tweet for doing quote, an incredible job, but just ahead of hurricane. Florence president. Trump took to Twitter this week to rail against reports about last year's hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico ABC news chief White House. Correspondent Jonathan Karl has more the president of making a startling new claim Rica was incredible Unser success downplaying the human suffering caused by last year's hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico three thousand people did not die in the two hurricanes didn't hit Puerto Rico. He tweeted, he then falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll in order to make me look as bad as possible. A comprehensive study from George washer now. University concluded nearly three thousand people died by causes directly related to the hurricane and its aftermath. A figure accepted by the government as the official death toll. That's nearly three thousand American citizens most of them poor and elderly our team saw the suffering firsthand Maria Ortiz, caring for eleven seniors in a nursing home without power. We can let them die. We let them die. And I we need help. While the hell we can get please President Trump visited the island. He tossed paper towels to storm victims. But just fifteen minutes away seventy year old Maria Diaz. We don't want to die here. She told him. The governor of Puerto Rico is taking issue with the president's tweets Puerto Rico, the people of Puerto Rico. He said do not deserve to have their pain questioned and among political leaders. The president seems to be alone in questioning the death toll. There may be less money for this year's hurricane victims. This week Senator accused the Trump administration of shifting ten million dollars a FEMA funds to deal with immigration ABC's. Lana Zak reports from Washington. This is a scandal says democratic Senator Jeff Merkley after finding that the Trump administration moved ten million dollars Federal Emergency Management funds to immigration enforcement and attention policies that he opposes FEMA is firing back saying that the ten million dollars does not come from the agencies twenty five billion dollar disaster relief fund, and is a non issue at the moment. Lana Zak ABC news, Washington FEMA administrator Brock long is. Is also being investigated for misusing government cars for his personal trips. ABC's Andy Field has the story. He's directing the federal response to hurricane Florence. But now FEMA administrator Brock long faces accusations. He used government drivers and cars to take him back and forth to North Carolina on weekends long says he does everything he can to follow the rules about line is we'll continue to fully cooperate with any investigation. Wong says he's totally focused on helping anyone in Florence path. Andy Field ABC news, Washington. I had of his second trial scheduled for next week. Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign boss has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in exchange for reduced charges. ABC's? Aaron Katersky has the details. Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate with special counsel. Robert Muller is part of the deal for him to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy. What information Manafort would provide was not made clear, but he replied, I do after the judge asked him if he understood he was to cooperate fully. And truly defense attorney Kevin down in called it a tough day. Accepted.
"american red cross" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"With the American Red Cross. I think we learned that out of hurricane. Matthew, people heeded the warnings for weather, and then went ahead and made arrangements to get to the shelter get draft safe place. The other issue for residents the power more than a half million North Carolina residents out of power by Friday. Noon officials warn that number could spike into the millions by the time Florence finally left the area. Ryan burrow, ABC news, Fayetteville North Carolina nearly three thousand members of the national guard and fifteen hundred Red Cross workers are on the ground to help with hurricane Florence relief efforts. President Trump thanking them today in a tweet for doing quote, an incredible job, but just ahead of hurricane. Florence president. Trump took to Twitter this week to rail against reports about last year's hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico ABC news chief White House. Correspondent Jonathan Karl has more the president of making a startling new claim, what are Inca was incredible. Unstrung success downplaying the human suffering caused by last year's hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico three thousand people did not die in the two hurricanes. That hit Puerto Rico tweeted, he then falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll in order to make me look as bad as possible a comprehensive study from George Washington University concluded nearly three thousand people died by causes directly related to the hurricane and its aftermath. A figure accepted by the government as the official death toll. That's nearly three thousand American citizens most of them poor and elderly our team saw the suffering firsthand Maria Ortiz, caring for eleven seniors in a nursing home without power. We can let them die again. Let them by. And I we need help all the help. We can get please. When President Trump visited the island. He tossed paper towels to storm victims. But just fifteen minutes away seventy year old Maria DS. We don't want to die here. She told him. The governor of Puerto Rico is taking issue with the president's tweets Puerto Rico, the people of Puerto Rico. He said do not deserve to have their pain questioned and among political leaders. The president seems to be alone in questioning the death toll. There may be less money for this year's hurricane victims. This week Senator accused the Trump administration of shifting ten million dollars of FEMA funds to deal with immigration ABC's. Lana Zak reports from Washington. This is a scandal says democratic Senator Jeff Merkley after finding the Trump administration moved ten million dollars, a Federal Emergency Management funds to immigration enforcement and attention policies that he opposes FEMA is firing back saying the ten million dollars does not come from the agencies twenty five billion dollar disaster relief fund, and is a quote non issue at the moment. Lana Zak ABC news, Washington FEMA administrator Brock long is. Is also being investigated for misusing government cars for his personal trips. ABC's Andy Field has the story. He's directing the federal response to hurricane Florence. But now female administrative Brock long faces accusations us government drivers and cars to take him back and forth to North Carolina on weekends long says he does everything he can to follow the rules online is will continue to fully cooperate with any investigation long since he's totally focused on helping anyone in Florence's path. Andy Field ABC news, Washington. I had him his second trial scheduled for next week. Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign boss has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in exchange for reduced charges. ABC's? Aaron Katersky has the details. Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate with special counsel. Robert Muller is part of a deal for him to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy. What information Manafort would provide was not made clear, but he replied, I do after the judge asked him if he understood he wants to cooperate fully. And truly defense attorney Kevin down in called a tough day. Accepted responsibility..
"american red cross" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Before Jerry with the? American Red Cross we get to talk somebody from Kuwait Katrina Gonzales is there Katrina how are you Fabulous two hundred fifteen, degrees wedding. Yesterday all no? One hundred fifteen I think so it might be more than one hundred. Fifteen was the last that I looked at a little warm today you might need to throw another ice. Cream social. Out. There because I understand that one. Of the things that's right We did have an ice cream social if an easing are, volunteers. That are. Also serving our country. Our servicemembers Lee just moved the location and we had in our new building which is three times the. Size and they moved in a hundred and fifteen degree weather with thirty five miles per hour wind oh man afterward I'd be work all day in, the make common volunteer so ice cream social is a little nice little thank you for, that. Call them. Down You know we we talked to somebody else I. Wanna say almost a. Year ago Katrina Exactly in your situation it was another person for the American Red Cross and I think it. Was a woman and she was out? There and, it, was the same kind of. Weather do you know who I'm talking about Copy Early so is Kathy still out there or are you replacing Kathy Kathy would camp era John I are you replace that team, that was their word on my here and Peter out six months and they just rolled out. About four, weeks? Ago and you're a mother of three from Arkansas I mean how how do you get from. That situation to all of a sudden you're volunteering in Kuwait Well I asked myself the same question Exactly yeah How did they? Get here, but honestly I have been serving the military for about fifteen years in some sort. Of capacity my husband is in the.
"american red cross" Discussed on Examining Politics
"To feel safe and so we have remand tori trainings one is workplace harassment one is diversity inclusion the other one is at vicks and we make sure employees exposed to those three things and known complains about the mandatory nature of it because they understand that we blind people to think the american red cross is the best place in the world to work on tier and so you know we wanna make sure that that's a culture here now great and then my last question what is your we are at ten years maybe the biggest lesson or takeaway oh when you got okay ten years i'm so proud of i'm sure there are so many accomplishments to be proud of but if you if you could say okay this really kind of set in motion a lot of you know getting us to be today you know it was to check it here because i wanted to give back and i remember when i started we had challenges we certainly had challenges and i will i could just bring what i learned in the for profit world here and made it even a little bit better want an accomplishment because it's you know it's such a beautiful institution with such a storied history so i thought okay but when i first walked in the door in my brain it was all about material gist ix it was what we were talking about how do you get the supplies from here to there how do you get blood from here to there have you so you know the business side of my brain was sort of approaching nece like got to be more efficient we got to be more effective we have to find ways to do things more efficiently so that we can reduce our cost so it was kind of that that brain that i brought to the red cross and lessons learned three weeks after i was here i was asked to join a contingent that was going to china because there is a horrific earthquake incision on belly and up until that point i never been at a disaster site and we're driving it was a bunch of four profit ceo's and a couple of nonprofits ceo's and we drive through the system value we come around the corner and i it's gorgeous i mean it's just so beautiful it's bamboos in the panda bears live there may just the most pristine thing you've ever seen we come around corner half mountains gone again of the bust i can't even capture inboards the destruction that we saw and this little seven year old girl through interpreters telling us what happened that day she was out outside of the schoolroom painting watercolours valley because she was in art class and as she was talking we realized that the rebels shoot standing in front of was her school and two hundred kids are buried alive in that school and that was it for me i mean i standing right next to the ceo of johnson and johnson this guy is you know college football player big tough the two of us could not get it together we're both to sobbing and it was like this lightbulb went on my head it is not a material gistically problem it is not an efficiency problem it is it is helping people in their darkest hours get through horrific horrific circumstances and once i had that in my head in my heart it became easier to lead and it became really easy to make good decisions 'cause you just look at everything the lens of our mission and you just didn't lead know what the right thing to do is right so i guess my biggest lesson in a sentence was i used to lead justice my head now i try to leave in my head my thank you for listening to my interview with gail mcgovern ceo of the red cross you can also find my profile of her and the policy bosses section of the washington examiner magazine.
"american red cross" Discussed on Examining Politics
"It's you know you can't be ready for everything but we're pretty close when i say we including government including awesome including all players and we seem to get better after every disaster we learned from we do after action reports fill my conference room with you know what could we do better how do we improve our t is so much better when i first got here we would send volunteers out with clipboards going up and down the streets figure out which homes or damage now we have geospatial technology we got a bunch of drones from ups we really we just do things faster and better and same thing with fema i mean it used to take a long time to get that fema check and now boom you registered the tablet and goes into your bank account it's pretty incredible and i mean for example there's been some criticism about puerto rico and the fact that they're still trying to recover yeah it's it's difficult there there's no doubt about it and you know if you asked me what i would do if i had a magic wand can do one thing there would be get them a really good power grid you know it's really difficult because the power goes on and off and that's the biggest issue really that's would keep schools open and that's what keeps the water clean you know most of the cisterns and water empower connected but you know everybody's doing good work there and there were a lot of utility companies from this country that went over there to try to patch patch back up the power grid you know people doing good work i know that red cross were looking at putting up solar panels on schools so that they have electricity we're looking at helping with micro loans to people that are in the agricultural sector which is a big part of their economy we're looking at wellness particularly mental health centers that we can put into schools which are like community gathering place we're all doing a lot of work but you know that storm destroyed a lot of that i land and it's gonna take time and we everybody would love to go like this and it would be fixed but it's gonna take time to yeah given some of the reports about the sexual harassment case that the red cross based i wanted to give you an opportunity to speak to that sexual harassment one is a bit of a story but i mean basically the incident happened in two thousand ten it wasn't brought to anyone's attention at all until two thousand twelve we swiftly did an investigation it took about a month and the person in question was asked to leave and we thought we were done with that the young woman went to the press and i have complete sympathy for that i think the hashtag metoo movement got a lot of women thinking about things that they had experienced nc she went to the press and that's when it was reported but the incident happened in two thousand ten and i think we did all the right things it was unquestionable that he needed to leave and he was asked to leave so i don't know if that gave yeah why didn't know if there had been anything since then where you said okay we're we're doing we're making any we're making changes oleo on that kate in that case we had training and we had policies but we moved the training online very quickly and it's workplace harassment and it's mandatory for employees that was back in twenty ten note that we did that when this whole thing came to light i wanted to make sure because and in fact we we started it before came to light we started when the hashtag me too movement started rested you know what we all could use refresher on this the policies very clear we had give given training but we said let's do a bigger full court press on this because it's important and you know people need.
"american red cross" Discussed on Examining Politics
"It's so true i think i think it's so true people don't at all think it's going to happen to them they don't think it's going to happen to them and they don't know what to do if it does you know i at the risk of taking a little off topic one of my first red cross experiences i met a volunteer who dispatched people in the middle of the night to go respond to these fires so they usually get caught by the fire department so this young volunteer told me that when the fire department calls she has a reasonable idea of where she's going but then when she gets to the streets you just for the fire engine and she's point down the street and she's getting closer and closer to the address and there's no fire department so she sees what used to be a multi dwelling home gone all is left the stoop and twelve people are sitting on stoop and she gets out and she just wears the fire department and this gentleman said to her they had respond to another home fire but they said to just sit here and wait because red cross will come because they always come yeah yeah and she sat there she stood there and she thought oh my gosh if if the red cross didn't always come this family would be sitting on the stoop for who knows how long i mean it was when she told me that story was i had some red cross moments over the ten years that make me fall in love with the red cross over and over again and that was definitely one of them yeah and it kind of leads into my next question which you know we have we have a government that provides some preparedness response but yet you all have so much work to do i was hoping you could kind of discuss what the red cross can what needs a redcross gets to fill that the government really can't or doesn't so that is a great question i think i have never gone that question before we sit there through two areas i is in disaster where there's something called the national service framework that goes through who does what in every single stage of the disaster and it starts the department of defense who's doing search and rescue and the apartment of energy get the lights back on cetera et cetera and then they're thirteen parts of this thing and part number six is mass feeding and lee cone that with fema so when disastrous strike we're responsible for setting up the shelters having the supplies in the shelters making sure that we have enough food to be able to house people as an example in a hurricane harvey we were running a shelter at the george r brown convention center with eleven thousand eleven thousand residents in it at one point during those disasters we had three hundred twenty thousand people in red cross shelters and that's the size it's berg and they all happen at once all around the country three women went into labor in three different shelters we rush them to the hospital and brought them back with their babies we had little infants in that were delivered during those norms so we're in the mass care and feeding business for disasters and the relationship that we have with fema is phenomenal i mean we are just working side by side with them and we couldn't do what we do without them and they couldn't do they do without us i believe a good question as them but i think they would say that they actually absolutely would but the other area where we get involved is that the military and so we provide we receive about four hundred twenty thousand calls a year from active service members their families and also veterans and for the active duty servicemembers it could be an emergency call like get my my daughter home her father is on his deathbed or get my husband home he's about to become a father for the first time and we will get those airline tickets we certify emergency simple make sure there's a death certificate or the baby was really born 'cause people could grandmother died ten times or something if something somebody wasn't monitoring and we will arrange transportation funeral arrangements will do what it takes to get that servicemember home and we can do that usually within twenty four to forty eight hours so we have.
"american red cross" Discussed on Examining Politics
"Up all the debts from natural disasters our country doesn't even come close to that twenty five hundred number so these are preventable deaths and there's about thirteen thousand injuries to and the preventable people do two things just two things they haven't evacuation plan and can get out in two minutes at is really hard to but people think they have all the time in the world that walking around looking for their dog who has the kids two minutes and i don't care if you live in a mansion or a hovel the way fabrics are today the buildings supplies today two minutes and the other thing is having a working smoke arm and there is a distressing number of people that cannot afford smoke alarms they're they they're other essentials that they need before the smoke alarm so we thought okay we are going to go out into neighborhoods vulnerable communities that are prone to home fires and we're gonna start stalling them not just handing out but installing them so we go door to door i be prime the neighborhood work with the faith based organizations we put posters up as it was a lost dog in we're coming lettuce in and then a couple of days later we show up we carry step ladders a drill and lawrence and we go home to home and it's having been on these installations it's an amazing thing people just opened up their doors see that red cross tshirt or the red cross best right they opened up the doors and we were doing this in conjunction lots of the police department with fire department we go out and groups threes we sit down with the family even if they haven't alarm we sit down with the family and we ask them how are you gonna get this house in two minutes and it's amazing that frizzell knowing thinks it's going to happen to them we did a survey and more people think they're going to win the lottery or get struck by lightning before they're going to have a home fire and they're not that uncommon the riley not so we get the smoke alarm in we make them describe to us how they're gonna get a house and the gratitude the it's a life transforming experience to be on one of these installations because you're meeting with people who really smuggle arms luxury instead of a necessity and they're so grateful and you feel so good and since we've started this campaign we've saved four hundred forty four lives and wendy williams installed the million alarm i have a picture installing that millionth alarm right here that wine bottle which is not something i during about one hundred years old isn't that awesome great good to asbury park where she grew up an installed the one million smoke alarm coal and i don't know if you've ever seen her show but when they open the door i'm familiar the person open the door and she goes how you do and she's early calling guard was great he was totally red cross q who's awesome she showed up in a fire chuck to is have to really stay with spun it was really good and.
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"And facebook is engaged in it as well and then there are other companies like amazon that love the campaign but they wanted to do it internally and they are running blood drives all their largely cations for us and they've got him bishops goals to get lots of people that donate blood it's important because the number of new blood donors has been declining in the us we do forty percent of the blood supply and they're about seventy blood bankers around the country were all seen it and it's global problem because our colleagues around the globe are seeing too line in new donors as well and there are a lot of theories as to why it's happening people travel more these days and their areas of the world that you know you are cluded from donating if you've visited one of those areas right a lot of people are telecommuting working from home so of corporation has a big lead drive their employees aren't all in the office we do a lot of that right here in this campus so whatever reason the number of new donors going down and so this is it's not just being run in the us it's it's happening for thirteen weeks all around the globe where people are taking the as bs and os out of their logos and talking about what would the world be like if those types are missing and i have to tell you my husband is a cancer survivor and he got a ton of platelet donations and he also had spinal surgery he's in great health now but he had spinal surgery and he's alive today because somebody donated whole blood because he lost a lot of blood during the surgery and it you know it's personal but i would say probably everyone knows at least one person that received led chants fusion and every two seconds someone needs to chance of fusion in our country i mean it's it's unbelievable every day fifteen thousand people show up to donate blood every day i mean talk about an act of generosity it's remarkable they're saving life that someone they're never gonna meet and yeah they're they're spending their time they're they're they're literally giving their blood to save a life so i'm really excited about the campaign and what the implications are the only have the first week data because we only just finished the first week right but the who is close to twenty five percent lift in really new appointments that were made in that first week so we have our fingers cross it keeps going and the summer months of the toughest months all the blood bankers so people are vacation they don't donate as much and they're accidents more accidents so it's it's an date or need to that creates the trauma accidents cause a greater need for blood and people are there to donate blood so it's a bad collision of two factors one of the things that has kind of popped up to me because i've been covering blood donation for a little while and so i know the fda was at one or two years ago issued new guidance about in particular particular groups and one of the groups that the lgbt community had had a little bit of backlash over them and having sex with men question given that it requires abstinence for a year and i know the right process given feedback to the j before do you i know i know that you comply with the fda guidelines are you still thinking that it might be worth revisiting that policy of soup great question so you're absolutely right because the policy originally was banned for life and we heavily lobby the fda and showed them all sorts of scientific data that it really wasn't necessary there is blood tests for it and you know blood test for hiv positive so the odds of creeping through the blood supply or not anything like it was in the nineties when it became very very problematic and we continue to provide them evidence because frankly we would like to see the ban lifted however i am very sympathetic to their stance they are all tra conservative and they need to be i mean they are protecting the nation against all kinds of things and drugs and blood is a biologic and gotta make sure that the quality of the blood.
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"The welcome to policy bosses i'm kimberly leonard senior healthcare writer for the washington examiner i recently talked with gail mcgovern the ceo of the american red cross here's our full discussion if we could start first with the anticipation the summer months and what what you all have in store so first of all every year around this time we review our preparedness plans and i definitely recall last year at this time going through it and we had a fairly new head of disaster services and one of response both of them were coastguard was three star admiral and they told me that we have to be prepared for three category four hurricanes that hit back to back to back in different parts of the country and i thought to myself that's not going to happen but i think it's great that we're preparing for it and low and behold you know what happened so i have good confidence that we're prepared for this hurricane season because it would just be incredible if that were to happen again but the way we prepare as we make sure that we have warehouses prepositioned around the country with all kinds of supplies ready to eat meals blankets cots hygiene kits diapers formulas they're all out in the areas that tend to be disasterprone but not in the area so that we can get the suffice back and forth that getting flooded out we also make sure we have trained volunteers that we have fifty thousand volunteers who are completely chained to respond to a disaster and we've got tools and capabilities to get spontaneous font here's because people see it's this beautiful thing about our country they see a need and they have to go help fill it so we can take them in very quickly do fast background checks get them to work with louis and so we've got a very heavily trained workforce that can can help us as well so it's people supplies and it's also how much food we can conserve and we've got the capability of serving the million meals a day because that's how high this could potentially get right so between the food the people the warehouses and then we have an amazing set of partners that help us on the ground name faith based organization to get engaged with us right name another agency like salvaging army for example they get engaged with us so we make sure we have the right partners and we have the right number of shelters so schools universities gyms convention centers are all part of our shelter plan was hoping highlight work on some of the recent disasters have occurred whether it's the volcano in hawaii or out west all the different wildfires raging right now yeah so we're all over the big island in hawaii it's horrific but it's actually somewhat contained we've i think the highest number we can check on this for you that we had in the shelters during that two hundred fifty so it's slow moving people get vaccinated then they return back and we're really fortunate mark benny off the ceo of salesforce lives there the portion of the year and he generously said i wanna to help cover your expenses so he wrote a wonderful check and we're in really good shape there as far as the volcano goes and wildfires are all about evacuation so people don't live in the shelters very long but they have to get out just in case so we have shelter plans up and down the state of california and denver where we follow the lead of state government and whatever they evacuate we make sure we can house of people as well and i wanna talk also about another service you all are known for which is obviously your blood drives and blood donations i've read a little bit about the missing type campaign but i'm hoping that you can describe it a little bit for our beaters so they're aware so this is a love his campaign i have to say and it actually was tried by blood banker in the united kingdom and that's several years ago they did it and it became viral and refining same thing here we have some extraordinary partners that got engaged immediately google had us on their landing page got lots of new donors that way pay pal took out the a in pal and had a big poster when you jovan san francisco was an electric poster talked about missing types oreos got rid of the owes we have a real of people that have jumped in and helped on this.
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"To you by the american red cross fire his everyone's fight komo aaa traffic every 10 minutes on the 4's they're taking a look at the trevor cameras around the area department of transportation low looking at coma area right now things are looking good on i five is you move from federal way down from fifa in the tacoma non down to lake would also looking good on highway 16 as you head up to the peninsula and no problems on 512 between lakewood and puyallup looking at the king county area and that's also looking good i five north and southbound through seattle all the way up to everett and things are moving well on both the floating bridges main traffic in the area where we're looking at some construct geno tukwila i5 northbound between southcenter boulevard in the south one hundred twenty nine th the duwamish river that's down to two lanes your next report at three fifty four i might conclave on komo news everybody good morning to you got a pretty nice weekend coming your way especially given the time of the year you know where it can be like around here but we're going to be on the bias or direction if you will for sunshine and lots of it and i should have a high this afternoon somewhere in the mid 60s and and plenty of sunshine go along with it now there will be a little bit patchy fog this morning but he should be able to burn that are fairly quickly all right your us have a great day and the komo weather center i'm steve pool it was an extraordinary couple weeks of flood of people who've been sexually harassed or assaulted coming forward to share their stories publicly friday was california congresswoman jackie spear who post the video of twitter talking about what she experienced as a congressional staffer when she was kissed without her consent i know what it's like years later remember that rush of humiliation and anger it's clear the harvey weinstein cases exposed a widespread societal problem that needs to be acknowledged and addressed more from komos herb weisbaum university of washington professor lucy berliner is director of the harborview center for sexual assault and traumatic stress on the komi day news she told me she was not surprised with all the.
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"You by the american red cross fire his everyone's fight stay connected stay informed this is komo news komo news time eight thirty two it's fifty seven degrees art sanders top local stories from the komo twenty four seven news center one legal analyst says it's never been tried before the state attorney general's lawsuit against a private company that runs it immigrant processing facility in tacoma colours pete combs tells us that company is accused of making hundreds of millions of dollars on the backs of people it houses a little morsel of us because rommel's has been held at the northwest detention center for months awaiting word on whether he'll be deported from the us or allowed to stay and during those fivemonth trauma says he was paid just a dollar a day but attorney general bob ferguson says romme's and others being held there should be making eleven dollars an hour that's the minimum wage in the state burdensome is suing the private company that runs the end wdc jio saying it's not exempt from the state's minimum wage law legal analyst dan brenner says that an argument never tried before detainees are not incarcerated they don't have it punitive part of having built their incarcerated work or do hard labor so then it come according to attorney general under fate labor law jio says its operating not under state law but under guidelines established by the federal government the case will be decided in pierce county superior court pete combs komo news remember deny schools former football coach now wants the entire nights circuit court of appeals to hear his appeal after he was fired last year coach joe kennedy was fired last year after refused to stop kneeling in prayer on the field after each game in full view of students kennedy has already lost two rounds of this fight at the district court level and before a threejudge appeal score panel experts say this kind of appeal to the full court is rarely one bremerton school officials say they look forward to the court's ruling komo news time 834 aaa traffic every ten minutes on the fours with michael mashburn drive it all right now arts.
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"Brought to you by the american red cross fire his everyone's fight the aaa traffic every ten minutes on the fours lights get the latest now and check in with none other than john nelson via we had a big mess still in the mount vernon area southbound i5 near kinkaid street we have an accident completely block on the roadway uvac allwood george oppor grove bhagat roadwork in hint theory of that fourth valdai five state route five sixteen traffic the fact of followed who've up to eighty eight th street and this report is brought to you by hallmark father's day is tomorrow celebrate download the part that is as amazing he is find hallmark signature in the car department wherever hallmark parts are sold next report at nine on four i'm john nelson komo news you're saturday look him now he's partly cloudy skies highs right around seventy degrees not a chance of rain so today's the day to get out if you want to go on decently outside tomorrow a little bit warmer highs in the midseventies you might have some drizzle in places in the morning clouds though in the afternoon then partly cloudy skies monday hinds again in the midseventies and then some am showers on tuesday i've jeff pohjola that's jagger the forecast from the komo forecast theme gift the menu the second annual why that will pause saturday june twenty four virginia painter of state parks and recreation says it's a twoday road tour beginning at the veterans museum ensure hailers a forty five mile round trip ride for those who want to do that echoes trump shakale us at exit seventy seven three way there's a parking an area there and at right twenty three miles.