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Dutch Euthanasia Doctor Warns Britain Against . . . Euthanasia
"A doctor who was once four and even performed doctor assisted suicide is warning us all not go down that road for the Colson Center? I'm John Stonestreet this is breakpoint. Until his death in two thousand eleven Dr Bernard Nathanson was a champion of the pro-life Movement, his nineteen eighty-four movie the silent scream helped dispel the idea that the fetus is only a clump of cells. His pioneering work with ultrasound technology paved the way for its widespread use by pro-life advocates. Part of his authority came from his history he was a co founder of Nay Raw Nathanson worked alongside people like Betty for Dan to liberalize abortion laws when he had an eventual change of heart while it was big news. A new Bernard Nathanson might have just stepped onto the world stage Dutch physician. Burt Kaiser was euthanizing patients nearly twenty years before it became legal in the Netherlands. In fact, he played a significant role in its legalisation as Aljazeera. Put it. When somebody wants to die in the Netherlands Bar Kaiser, his often the man they call like Nathanson Kaiser seems to be having second thoughts about the deadly system he helped create. He's especially alarmed that the developments in Great Britain where Conservative member of parliament Andrew Mitchell predicts that euthanasia could be legal. By twenty twenty, five Mitchells a conservative MP who chairs an all party commission looking into this issue he told Sky News that he wasn't talking about a massive change but instead quote very, very tight reform. The Law Proposes Mitchell would contain quote very strong safeguards such as limiting euthanasia to those with less than six months to live patients would also have to get permission from a High Court judge in to doctors before proceeding. Now, of course, everywhere euthanasia has ever been legalized. There have been quote very strong safeguards safeguards that are eventually Ignored violated and discarded Doctor Burke. Kaiser having witnessed this up close and personal is now warning British lawmakers to think twice before legalizing assisted suicide riding in the Dutch Medical Journal at Kaiser admitted that his British colleagues were correct two decades ago when they warned that countries like the Netherlands quote who embark on euthanasia venture down a slippery slope along which you irrevocably slide to the random killing of defenceless sick people in quote far from being combined to the terminally ill kaiser admits that the practice for the Dutch has expanded to include. Older people who find their life no longer has content eventually, Kaiser predicts the Dutch will expand euthanasia to include disabled children and prisoners serving life sentences and his own words about his own country quote. Every time a line was drawn it was pushed back. The same lines have also been eliminated in Belgium may be more and Canada doctors have advocated expanding that country's medical assistance in dying law to include children even without parental consent at least eight states have some form of so called death with dignity laws and abuses like we've seen an. Are Well documented inevitably, what starts as legal? I suicide ends in legalized homicide Dr Bernard Nathanson change of heart about abortion eventually led him to become a Christian. Maybe God has something similar in store for Kaiser let's pray that he does in the meantime. Let's pray that his warnings are heated. The honesty that Kaiser brings to this discussion about euthanasia is scandalously lacking and it starts with his use of the. Word euthanasia phrases like doctor assisted suicide or physicians assisted suicide, or assisted dying. These are Wellington in euphemisms that only obscure what is really happening the taking of an innocent life based on someone's judgment that it's no longer worth living the third, Reich had a phrase for this lives unworthy of life Doctor Kaiser has given the world much needed clarity. Let's pray that the world listens for breakpoint I'm John Stonestreet.
Morning Joe 7/29/19
"You know that this is a majority black district and one of the president calls it rat infested. He says no human being would live there. Do you understand that that is offensive to the Americans who do their understood. Everything Donald Trump mm says is offensive to some people do human being would want to live there with donald trump attacks being perceived as racist. You understand why I understand why but that doesn't mean that it's racist and here we go oh again. President trump spends another weekend unleashing another twitter attack at another member of Congress who happens to be of color and the president supporters insist has nothing to do with race. No this is not a rear of a previous previous broadcast here we go again good morning and welcome to morning Joe. It is Monday July twenty ninth with us. We have White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemaire columnist and associate editor of The Washington Post David Ignatius senior senior adviser at move on Dot Org and in M._S._N._B._C. Contributor Corinne jump here will be with us in just a moment staff writer for the Atlantic magazine James Fellows and N._b._C. News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent host of Andrew Mitchell reports and rim Mitchell so in a moment we're going to get to the president's torrent of tweets against Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore in total fifteen new or shared tweets over the weekend it of course comes on the heels of his ongoing attacks on four congressional women of Color whom he said should go back to where they came from in part because of the quote filthy and hate laced things. He says they have said about the country. This is from a man who said that Atlanta is falling apart described Philadelphia struggling and Chicago totally out of Control called San Francisco disgusting and now Baltimore a filthy place. We talk about the significance of it all beyond simply the outrage at the president always hopes to elicit but the damage he's committing here but we begin with President Donald Trump announcing the departure of the director of National Intelligence Allergens via tweet yesterday afternoon he wrote. I am pleased to announce that highly perspect- respected Congressman John Radcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to beat the director of national intelligence allegiance a former U._S.. Attorney John will lead and inspire greatness for the country. He loves Dan Coats the current Director will be leaving office on August fifteenth. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our country. The acting acting director will be named shortly the New York Times reports that coats a veteran Republican lawmaker and former ambassador Germany had long wanted to go and told the president and vice president but he was ready to move on during a meeting meeting last week. Coach was known to give blunt intelligence assessments breaking with the president on big topics like North Korea and Vladimir Putin. We have some breaking news. The White House has announced on twitter that I bet Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the Fall Vladimir Putin coming here Yeah Yeah Uh okay. That's going to be special so we go from a man who by most accounts spoke truth to power in Dan Coats ten-hour nominee for Danae who is while widely seen as a trump woj also not only that make he was also one of the most embarrassing members during the Muller hearings you could disagree with what Robert Muller said and dead at times I suppose but he was screaming and yelling talking about how muller should be ashamed of himself for doing exactly what what he was directed to do by the Justice Department without a doubt and we talked about it in real time when we really know much about John Radcliffe at all we set in real time it was one of the most embarrassing performances of a very very embarrassing day for those Republicans Sherry members and he should mention that third term Congressman John Radcliffe was U._S.. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from two thousand seven to two thousand eight while they served four terms as mayor of Heath Texas then a city of about seven thousand people radcliffe a member of the has judiciary committee also joined the Intelligence Committee earlier this year pushing investigations nations into the use of Pfizer warrants and the president's allegations of bias against him at the F._B._I.. The New York Times reports that Radcliffe privately met with trump about the DNA job deny job just a week before he lectured had former special counsel Robert Muller in Wednesday's hearing a performance at the president shared via twitter and on Fox News yesterday Radcliffe continued to call the report meaningless Americans need to know this as they listen to the Democrats and Socialists on the other side of the I'll volume two of this report was not authorized under the law to be written chairman this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above the law. He's not sure shouldn't be below the law which is we're volume. Two of this report puts him best this week. The person who learned the most about the Muller report during Wednesday's hearings was Robert Muller and that's <unk> sad but true and really what it meant is that the Muller report and its conclusions weren't from Robert Mueller they were written by what a lot of people believe was Hillary Clinton's defacto legal team people that had supported her even represented some of her aides and so the Muller report. It's really GonNa be difficult for the Democrats are anyone to rely upon the findings of a report when they just listen to the man whose name was on top of it not have a command of what was even in it well. You know what a clown show for a guy like that to be attacking a marine hero a guy that changed the F._B._I.. He doesn't know what Robert Muller did or didn't do maybe maybe he didn't give type of performance at Radcliffe Game The screaming and humiliating himself and by the way we get Radcliffe was the guy who I think spurred a discussion here where I asked a question if Republicans are really hate even call him that trump est trump sycophant is going to call every Democrat Socialists can Democrats Call Radcliffe Fascist because it seems fair to me that if they're going going to mislabeled Democrats who are not Socialist Socialists Than Democrats and just start calling Radcliffe Fascist and call him a fascist throughout this entire process call him a fascist for the rest of his career until this fascist apologizes to capitalists capitalists who were Democrats who he has mislabeled so Jonathan Lemere. Let me start with you and then we'll get to the ugliness of of this election. Is this really a guy that can get fifty you votes from the United States Senate in a time when Susan Collins who's already who's already looking at a loss in Maine because of vote on Supreme Court nominees when when you have Susan Collins and main when you have cory Gardner in Colorado when you have jody Ernst in Iowa or they really going to their up in next year they really gonNa vote for a clown like this and yes he's a clown. He acted like a clown last week. Nick and he basically is spewing words that he reads Donald Trump's. Donald Trump's twitter feed on conspiracy websites. Are they real. Will there be a majority of members of the United on State Senate voting to confirm this to the most important position in America's intelligence community. I mean Joe you just mentioned the names that everyone is going to be watching. There's going to be credible scrutiny and pressure on those handful of Republicans who sort of hold his nominees <hes> fate in their hands. I mean certainly Mitch. McConnell has a way of getting Republicans in line but I don't know that it's a guarantee here and I think it underscores just what shift this is going to be from. Dan Coats I mean coach with someone who has outlined earlier was known as someone who could speak speak truth power and publicly broke with the president on a number of issues and did so privately in the confines of the situation whether it was Iran and North Korea or early on where the fight against Isis stood and certainly on Russia were coats time and time again warned about Russia's not just what did in two thousand sixteen but what it could do again and of course we know there's no subject of infuriates Donald Trump more than suggesting that Russia played a role in his two thousand sixteen election thinking that it would sort of de legitimize at some way and perhaps could again and and now he gets by all accounts loyal as someone who yes as the Times reported and we we have as well you spoke to the president about this a few weeks ago and who last week used his appearance in the Muller hearing as you said was raised all sorts of questions and and sort of stood in stark contrast at the quiet dignity of Robert Muller their use it as an audition final admission for this job and delighted the president who has been telling not only as posted on twitter about it but it's telling AIDS that this kind of person he wants as deny well. <hes> Andrea Mitchell this is a type of person also wanted at the Fed and Herman Cain didn't make it to the Fed either at Stephen Moore some wondering for looking at a situation like that where the president throws red meat to the crowd to his base knowing that I would guess Richard Burr one of the few Republican since acted honorably throughout this entire process and ran a very bipartisan Intel Committee investigation. I would find it hard to believe that Richard Burke circuit vote for this man or other North Carolina senator who is up for reelection next year or those I named earlier. What what are you hearing well? It's really notable. Richard Burr did not issue any kind of statement about Radcliffe praising ratliff as you would expect if he were a partisan <hes> political figure he's not been in fact he and John and Mark Warner had only on Thursday with these that stunning report they were saying that fifty of our states all fifty states had been attacked by Russia and it was exactly that <hes> in that interview you play the clip of last year last July in Aspen Dan Coats in that in the rest of that interview which has gone unnoticed he was very very clear about Russia's role and it was three days after the disastrous summit in Helsinki when President Trump had by name said that he believed Vladimir reporting over the intelligence agencies and over Dan Coats so <hes> the fact that three days later Dan Coats was willing to stand up and go into chapter and verse of what the threat from Russia was was signature of the man of what he it done before in the Senate what you've done is ambassador to Germany and significantly how we rose to the level of deny which was not the expectation because of his political background some diplomatic background but he really was a truth teller and one of the few around the president and now what you have is with a departure of Jim Mattis you very few people willing to stand up to the president notably in the presence announcement on twitter <hes> even though that you had discussed this a week ago the fact that he announced this on twitter. We're coats after weeks of leaks that people like Fred flights very controversial former Bolton made was being considered. The job said that he was going to step aside but the fact that it was announced that way as it was with Tillerson you remember the humiliation of that <hes> was significant and also the fact that he said that an acting director would be named by by law and by by practice the deputy deny a very highly esteemed intelligence agents officers sue Gordon a career person should be stepping up and should immediately become acting deny so now it's clear that is planning to bring someone in from the political sector and that is very troubling to the intelligence community was GonNa ask You David Ignatius you spent eight years obviously <hes> covering the Intel community closely and have from time to time talked about events in past administrations that have caused a real crisis of confidence inside the Intel community. How does this stack up? I think this is the most serious attempt yet by the trump administration to politicize intelligence at something. Donald Trump tried to do from day one almost you went out to the CIA and gave a very political speech in front of the wall of stars for the fallen heroes. There are a lot of officers to this day resent that this is the latest and probably the most serious attempt to bring political figures into control of our intelligence community. Humidity ratcliffe has been very much a party line man his comments on Muller. You discussed earlier just want to say briefly what the danger of this of this is. Then coach was unlikely hero all he was a politician himself but he won the trust of his workforce by pushing back. The day of the Helsinki Summit went. Donald trump seemed to be siding with Vladimir Putin on his own. Dan Coats released a statement essentially the defending the intelligence community. You didn't ask permission to the White House. He just did it and people loved him for that the workforce in the intelligence community as near as I can tell traumatize people looking over their shoulders. They're worried if somebody had their back back. <hes> they're increasingly is narrative about the deep state. That's being pushed by Republican members of Congress. They feel that they're in the bullseye. The final point to make this may be the most important one we depend for our security ready on the cooperation of key intelligence partners around the world who can get to places that are intelligence officers can't those services I know are increasingly worried about sharing their most precious secrets with the United States because of this wobble from president trump from the White House from his nominees in terms of oversight of intelligence in worries them if they begin to reduce the flow of information in the United States. We are far less safe period James Fellow much to talk about what's happened over the weekend but I want to ask you a larger question that we still that we've wrestled with on this show from the beginning of Donald Trump's rise we continue to wrestle with with it right now. Fact I'm finishing up a book on Donald Trump and going back and getting perspective it shocks me how many times the man will throw out red meat and say something insulting like for instance. He attacked the pope the morning that Nikki Haley endorsed Marco Rubio in South Carolina and we all just stopped. At why in the world would he well. He got the endorsement off the front page so I've been talking about ground noise versus signal. Let's look at this weekend and we have him. Obviously tweeting calculated attacks in the Leisha Cummings just it's it's painfully obvious he was trying get the reaction that he and then we have this other news. It's going to impact us through the next year and a half. I'm just curious. You've been around this very long time. How do we separate the the signal and the ground noise and how fast do we run after that bait that is offensive that is racist but is also exactly what Donald Trump wants us to run after this of course is the fundamental question or one of many that we're all wrestling with every week for the past couple of years for the weeks ahead and I think this weekend shows it and particularly important relief because on the one hand the noise if you will the attacks on a representative cummings were genuinely only offensive genuinely shocking genuinely racist and and I think in stark way that had been somewhat <hes> concealed on some of his <hes> Jones Trump's previous distraction so they deserved actual attention while the announcement intimate made that same day about having representative reckless as the head of the <hes> denied director that also is important in in a different way? It's worth just saying for ten seconds. The history of this particular job is why this appointment is so <hes> <music> <hes> disturbing as as David was saying this is a job created after the Iraq war as a way of avoiding the politicization of intelligence and the people who've been in different backgrounds from military intelligence professionals to what to ambassadors to Dan Coats who is David was saying sort of grown into this job but they all have taken it with the utmost seriousness so I think it's both half's of the of the V._N.. Yang Puzzle Donald Trump. We're having to deal with simultaneously all right next. We're going to get to president trump escalating his criticism of congressman and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings top Democrats are rebuking his comments along with Baltimore's largest newspaper. Who's editorial board is out with a new piece entitled better to have a few rats than to be one? You're watching morning Joe. We'll be right back hi hi. It's Katy Tour WanNa keep up with M._S._N._B._C.. While you're on the go subscribe to the M._S._N._B._C. daily newsletter. You'll get the best if what you've missed during this unprecedented era of news text M._S._N._B._C. to six six eight six six to subscribe all right now to the president spending yet another weekend trashing yet another birth congress who happens to be caller on twitter this time it's the chairman of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings and his West Baltimore district. The first of the president's two day attack came on Saturday when the president claimed the Maryland Congressman's district is a quote disgusting rat and rodent infested mess if he spent more time in Baltimore trump continued. Maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place in another other tweet. The president wrote quote why is so much money sent to the ally the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States no human being would wanna live there her whereas all the money going how much is stolen investigate this corrupt mess immediately. The president continued his attack yesterday quote if racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the people of his district and Baltimore itself. Perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mass that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical oversight is a joke in all the president. And sent or Shared Fifteen tweets attacking Congressman Cummings and the city of Baltimore over the weekend and actually had a member of my family who worked in a lie Shas outreach office and saw firsthand first hand every day how hard he worked to meet the needs of his constituents and really a family that he made out of his community there. These tweets are beyond offensive and beyond inaccurate. Tell corrine this is become far too predictable donald trump of course continuing to attack people of color it is I talked about the signal the ground noise always I must say though what is obvious to everyone the pace of his racist attacks or quickening the pace of his average behavior. The intensity of abberant behavior is is increasing and the president actually does make it very difficult not to do exactly what he wants us to do and that is report on just how bigoted he has become. That's exactly right Joe. Look let me let let me just say this about Congressman Cummings. <HES> DONALD TRUMP is upset because congressman cummings is everything that Donald Trump is not he is calm. He is smart. He is thoughtful. He actually works for his constituents. He's a good public servant of it. He is the example of the American Dream Sons of sharecropper who is now <hes> the chair a very powerful committee. Donald Trump is threatened by congressman cummings. Look I know people say and folks folks are saying to us. We have to ignore the noise. We have to ignore the tweets. We can't give Donald Trump that conversation that he wants us to have about racism but we have to continue to fight racism. We cannot turn away. We cannot look back because is what Donald Trump's racism is a toxics and dangerous brew. We've known Donald Trump has been a racist for very long time that does not surprising but now he isn't a position of power. Were policies are coming out of that of that position in of power. Look we know that white nationalist has been around for a long time but Donald Trump is giving them comfort and enabling them and so now we also see an increase in hate crimes so we cannot stop talking about this. We cannot turn in a way we have to continue to call this out and as crews wrote yesterday Jonathan Lumiere in the New York Times there are echoes of George Wallace in Donald Trump's inflammatory racist rhetoric except for the fact that actually trump is for more specific in his racist attacks than even was George Wallace who would regularly talk about agitators and pointy headed Bureaucrats Donald Trump actually calls out people by name and because he's president of the United States. We've seen this time and again put their safety at risk. That's right I mean he is certainly never been a president or presidential candidates. Since Wallace who's wanted to make race more than issue than Donald Trump and it is it it is it is his opponents of color or those who those cities that are traditionally or minority majority places like San Francisco Oakland or virk Ferguson Chicago places that are led by people of color by politicians of colored those are or his targets time and time again we've seen of course just in the last week or two his repeated attacks four congresswoman of color. He has gone after congressman. John Lewis a civil rights hero time and time again. This is someone let's point out about representative Cummings two overseas a powerful Committee the House Oversight Committee that just last week voted to authorize cummings to have subpoena power to to look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka trump's work related emails which people close to the president suggested was the triggers here. It's to unleash this torrent from the president over the weekend but let's also let's remind this again. He talks about Congressman Cummings district. You know who else's district that is. That's Donald Trump's district. He's the president. The United States is the president of the entire United States and even these places that he criticizes that at the end of the day that's under his jurisdiction. That's under his watch and it underscores time and time again. There's never been a president who's more quick to say. That's not my problem. It's US versus then those aren't my people and that is what he is done here again today. And of course James Fellows district also received less in tax cuts than large multinational so corporations like Amazon. I mean every person in Baltimore received fewer dollars in tax cuts than than fortune five hundred companies and just give us a little perspective on Baltimore. It has been a city David has been suffering since the nineteen sixties long before Elijah Cummings ever received his first vote from the public sure Baltimore represents many of the big northeastern and Upper Midwest cities that over the last generation nation plus have had a number of blows there was the the urban renewal plans of the sixties and seventies were in retrospect often ill-founded Baltimore's case or a huge losses of Bethlehem steel another employers about the same time so the traditional working class base of a Baltimore was was disrupted has been the case in Ohio and Pennsylvania. What's been the the focus in Baltimore over the last generation has been there have been ambitious mayors Martin o'malley remember was the Mayor Baltimore he had okay very ambitious sort of statistics based way of trying to deal with lots of of the city's problems and it has the crises or the challenges of other modern cities? Now part of economy are very advanced Johns Hopkins Medical Center is Right Air and district so is the inner harbor and has some of the most troubled areas with drugs and other things that you'll find any city but it is a slice of America in that way as any other big cities coping with both the successes and the <hes> and the challenges tragedies of this era. I mean you look at Baltimore over the past twenty. Twenty five years are actually the inner harbor project was an extraordinary step Ford what's happened with Johns Hopkins. Andrea Mitchell ritual also was great step forward Michael Bloomberg has had such a huge impact with that campus and by Extension Michael Bloomberg support for Johns Hopkins has helped that entire area the best in the brightest students from around the world. Go to Johns Hopkins Yeah. It's there's which of course is in Elijah Cummings district so yes. There are tackling real challenges there but you look at what happened in mccomb county this past week Donald Trump after promising people a plant would stay open. It's close industrialization. There is hurting. I'm wondering Andrea so we have all these racist comments coming from the president of the United States who then after after making racist comments colds Elijah Cummings races and yet Republicans silent. Where are they where were they? I just wonder where are the Republicans yet again. And how do they think this is going to end. When Donald Donald Trump leaves town exactly where George W Bush Republicans where are the Republicans of Ronald Reagan where are the Republicans who've always spoken up on these issues for decades and decades it was the Republican Party that actually inspired Condoleeza Rice his father to become a Republican because he was reacting against the southern Democrats? Were leading the you know the segregationist movement back then you know it's it's shocking where the Colin Power Republicans I cannot get over this. I mean there are so many other issues to discuss but the racism that is emanating from the Oval Office and the real fear is that this becomes normalized and and that in the fact that are to party system is going to be threatened by this because as the demography of our country changes that people will not understand that there is a legacy to the Party of Lincoln and let legacy is now being destroyed they'd precisely by Republicans in the Senate and by the way we talk about the legacy of the Party of Lincoln was a great legacy you could also talk about parts of Ronald Reagan's administration regarding immigration immigration and again his farewell speech to America focused on immigration and the need to keep America vital by continuing to keep our shores open do people from around the world that would re-energize America Giga every generation and thank you so much for being with us greatly appreciate. It can't wait to see you later today and I want to end with a personal note about Elijah. There's a man I've had the privilege of calling my friend for years. Donald Trump's a message to Elijah Cummings to spend more time in Baltimore a proud city that he called rat and wrote it infested is not only racist but it's also disrespectful to a city that is of course the birthplace of our national national anthem of course that's a national anthem that are bigoted president also is now using as a wedge issue to denigrate black athletes and to further divided America Donald Trump's clumsy attempt to stir racial racial divisions and to appeal to his most bigoted supporters not only betrays the president's ignorance about the country that he supposed to serve it also shows how little donald knows about my friend Elisha Donald. Donald Donald you should know that unlike almost every other member of Congress Elijah goes home to his district every a single night he lives with the community that he serves. He's there for the good and he's there for the bad and there's more good than you would ever care to learn or know about things like empowering empowering minority owned businesses working with faith-based leaders inner city educators and helping seniors in need we've seen it and heard about it. Firsthand but Elijah Cummings has also been there through the bad times and he's been braver than you Donald Braver than most like in May of two thousand eight when Cummings pulled up to a gas station where Abbad strawberry had just left a man repeatedly stabbed is he was taking his pregnant wife to the hospital spital to give birth instead of fleeing danger. Congressman Cummings got down and aided that victim in the last minutes of his life. Liza city held the man's head in his arms and he tried to keep him from sitting up to stop the bleeding. The man was struggling to check on his wife and making sure his unborn son was okay. Coming slater's said it was a struggle for life so intense that I felt my own breath taken away Elijah Cummings prayed over the man until the ambulances arrived and remembered how the man who did not speak English well squeezed his hands when he recognized the word Word Jesus that story gives us just a glimpse of this man Elijah Cummings and who he is he is personally felt the impact of gun violence not only in his sitting but also in his family when he lost his nephew a random shooting while away at college in two thousand eleven but that tragedy like other tragedies only served to strengthen this great man's resolve and when Baltimore erupted and violence silence over the killing of Freddie Gir- gray in the back of a police van it was Elijah Cummings who took to the streets with a bullhorn standing strong and standing right beside his constituents because Elijah Cummings in just doesn't run away from service he runs toward it he provides Americans of profile encourage and a time when that political trait is so sorely lacking in Washington D._C.. Donald Elijah Cummings served honorably in a city racked by pain violence long before he received his first vote as I said before but unlike the pampered son of privilege who's rich father taught him a diagnosis of bone spurs so we could play golf and played football and chase women well other young men of his age went to Vietnam Elijah Cummings chose to serve through challenging changing times when you were running away like you did from the draft board but for Elijah that would have been easier but he wouldn't do it and if you want to know what Elijah Cummings does his district he comforts people who are frightened of you to say I'm scared and I have not I've never in my total thirty seven years in public service ever her constituents say did they were scared of their leader. So you know what else Elijah does what Leisha Cummings does for his city. He makes it a fairer place at risk to his own physical safety. Here's what any set a week ago when asked about your racist taunts against other racial minorities in Congress when I hear those things it takes me back I said and and and I still remember bleeding from my forehead when people are going bottles and these were adults for battles and saying go home and it just I again he president as a set the tone it needs to be a role model but it's impossible to even ask Donald trump to be a role model at this point. Maybe we should ask Republicans but they're silent. They're carrying trump's banner. How about Mick Mulvaney who served with coming so the oversight committee for years? I was in Congress for six years. If I had poverty in my district like they have in Baltimore I had crime in my district like they have in Chicago. If I have homelessness in my district Has San Francisco and I spent all of my time in Washington D._C.. Chasing down this Muller investigation that's bizarre impeachment crusade. I'd get fired and I think the president is right to raise that it has absolutely zero to do with race infested. It sounds like vermin it sounds sub-human that there and these are all six members members of Congress who are people of Color. I think he's been spending way too much time reading between the lines between the lines on reading what an ignorant and hypocritical thing Mick Mulvaney just said about the Muller report that you can't serve the country and your district. Hey Mick you go home every night your district in South Carolina. I know you didn't but I know allies. You go some do his district every night. So how about a Republican we talk about another Republican in separate branch of government are are one who says he considers allies you to be one of his best friends Mark Meadows who actually serves in Congress mark for just a few months ago when Elijah Cummings stuck up for you when a member on his side of the I'll described what you said was racist. My nieces and nephews are people of Color. Not many people know that you know that mis- Mister Chairman you and I have a personal relationship this not based on color Mr metals you know and of all people on this committee I've said it and got in trouble for it. You one of my best friends and there's a lot of people and likewise but you are and I would do an I could see and feel you're paying feeling so mark. What do you say about Elijah Cummings? What do you say about Elisha now that he has been attacked as racist? We have a personal relationship you and I I enjoy talking to you getting updates from you. Are you going to do the right thing. Are you going to defend Elijah like Elisha defended you against the shocking charge. I hope you will because guess what you'll be remembered by. What you do right now more than any bill you fight for or any bill you pass or any bill you don't pass by the way message other Republicans damned by your own silence? I'm getting really tired of having to tell you this. Please please please don't write your books about how I won. The war. After Donald Trump leaves town speak up now because Donald Trump is going to bring you down. I'd been around this town for a very long time. Really dumb shortsighted people think that the guy who's president United States we present forever. He's not he's going home. He's going to Mar-a-lago and because of what he did this past week he'll be going to mar-a-lago on January twentieth two thousand twenty one think back to two thousand eighteen remember that everybody the press is oh. My God is racism is going to defeat defeated Democrats. You remember what the president did. He ran your party straight on one hundred miles an hour into a wall. Remember as racist messages and come on think about it. It's not that hard. Do you remember the caravan yeah that didn't work. Remember sending troops to the border of my that backfired remember the daily attacks. maxine waters is the new quote face of the Democratic Party. Ah Suburban voters didn't like that and that resulted all of that racism that right now your ignoring all of that racism resulted in the historic defeat for the Republican Party they lost by a larger vote margin or I'm sorry you lost by larger vote margin than any party in the history of our constitutional republic. Donald Trump's already a proven. He doesn't need to resign in disgrace to take the party down with Donald Trump remains hell bent on dividing Americans and he's GonNa continue tearing this country part until enough men and women of courage decide to stand up and say enough and risk their political careers by simply doing the right thing. Don't meet a lot just two or three or four Republicans in the Senate calling out racism aw that's enough Elijah Cummings has that courage Donald Trump doesn't cider you on we'll be right back hi. I'm Katie Ter- and I'M JACOB SOBER OFF. Katie and I are teaming up for a special four part series called an American swamp airing on M._S._N._B._C.. We are going to be digging deep into Fort Murky areas of American politics everything.
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"Support for fresh air and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans with award-winning service throughout the home buying process at rocket mortgage dot com slash fresh air equal equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states and MLS consumeraccess dot org number thirty thirty from whyy in Philadelphia. I'm terry gross with with fresh air today. Andrea Mitchell chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Anchor of her MSNBC show looks back on her career next week. She'll receive a lifetime achievement. Emmy Award Mitchell is known for asking powerful people tough questions and unnecessary shouting questions injury. You Sean will be strong. Did you have to learn how to have a really big voice. I don't think I had over the mitchells covered national politics for forty years but with trump. She's confronting issues. She didn't face with previous administrations sure they all all spin but they didn't lie from the cody and John Powers reviews the novel about an African American Texas Ranger searching for the vanished child of a white supremacist my guest Andrew Mitchell receive an emmy for lifetime achievement next Tuesday at the news and Documentary Emmy ceremony. She's she's NBC's chief. Foreign Affairs correspondent and anchor of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports over the years. She's covered Congress. The White House presidential campaigns campaigns the State Department. She's reported from around the world including war-zones. She asked tough questions to presidents and dictators and various powerful people. We'll have tried to get her fired. Mitchell is also a trailblazer for women journalists. She started her career in nineteen sixty seven as a copy boy at KYW why w newsradio in Philadelphia she became famous in the city for her tough coverage of a tough and divisive mayor Frank Rizzo her reputation for asking asking hard questions and for shouting them if necessary has continued through her career. I recorded this interview with her yesterday. Shortly after the news broke the journalist cokie Roberts had died. We talked about cokie at the start of our interview. Andrew Mitchell welcome to fresh air and congratulations our new emmy. You have certainly certainly earned it. It's such an honor and a little bit overwhelming something. I did not expect but I guess if you live long enough you get awards like he's not necessarily it takes more than living long enough so before we look back on all the years you've done so far in your career. I I want to talk a little bit with you about another pioneering woman journalist and that's cokie Roberts who worked with NPR for many years and at ABC News and you came up at similar times. You were both women journalists in broadcasting at times when there were very a few women in broadcasting in the journalism and things were you close. Did you know her well. We were close as we were friends. She was a mentor and she's really irreplaceable. She was literally raised in the halls of Congress so she knew Washington so intimately. Her father was the majority leader the late Hale boggs her mother later Congresswoman Lindy boggs than ambassador to the Vatican just spoke to how much she was a fabric of this town in the best sense of it always able as a journalist to take things on but but also understanding family faith the politics of course at twenty two national conventions on the floor AH on ABC with David Brinkley who was one of my mentors when he was the CO anchor of NBC nightly news before he went to ABC so we shared a father figures if you will did you cokie. Roberts talk much about being women in journalism. Did you do things to support each other other even when you were working for competing networks cokie and I did so many things together along with several others judy woodruff my close friend but cokie was there before any of us in Washington at National Public Radio such a mentor and friend friend and path breaker and she spoke out for women's she wrote about women and her book she wrote about the First Lady's and then breast cancer. It was diagnosed in two thousand and two. I was diagnosed in two thousand eleven and is she. You know helped comfort explain he'll to so many women with this disease and then of course her recurrence and the fact that she eventually succumbed to the side effects some of the treatment. It's it's just profoundly upsetting obviously and it's such a loss to women to journalists and to everyone in Washington and throughout the country in the world well Andrea Mitchell. I WanNa talk about you. This is a celebratory occasion for you. You're getting the Emmy Award for lifetime achievement. I I WANNA play. You're pretty recent clip. I mean you are famous for asking tough of questions and standing up to powerful people not backing down not being intimidated. This is an example of that and it's from twenty seventeen seventeen about seven weeks after president trump was inaugurated and this is the kind of famous moment in your career rex tillerson person than secretary of State had not answered questions from reporters in his public appearances and he was doing a photo op with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister at the State Department a mint in you just started shouting questions at him and at the end of this clip we will hear you being escorted out of the room so here's Andrew Mitchell trying to get rex Tillerson T. answer her questions for Mister. Secretary China has said there will be consequences for the deployment now all of anti missile defenses in South Korea can you can you respond to approach to excuse him. Secretary Canyon rich wrong on from China Spain Earth. Mr Misery showing the administration will be strong gets flat Americans. Thank you guys have been thank you. Can you assure us that Russia not be able to further in Ukraine. We haven't had any time in your describe it. We're not actually seeing because this is radio. What's happening to you physically to answer to ask these questions you you can hear the shutters of the still photographers and I'm being taken by the arm and just escorted out politely and they're telling me that the the time is up and I'm trying and we're we're backing out. I'm ducking under the camera trying not to get the cameras way and just trying to get an answer and this had followed followed months of asking politely face to face in in one off the record session and then proceeding to ask you know why can't we have access. Why can't we travel with the secretary. He wasn't taking reporters on the airplane. This was the first time since Henry Kissinger who traveled with the press corps that the State Department press corps was not in a pool traveling paying her own way with the secretary around the world and for vence at least I traveled commercially trying to keep up with a military jet which was impossible and the fact that tillerson did not want the press corps to be involved really hurt him and so so I went finally went to a photo opportunity and tried to get a question you heard what happened. Did you expect them to answer. I did because I I think that when confronted you know face to face with someone. Usually you could get an answer and we shouldn't have to ask questions chasing. White House officials across the North Lawn after they've made an appearance on Fox News on their way back to the briefing room when the briefing room is there for daily briefings and I think that it really hurts the American people and it hurts the administration if Tillerson could've amplified America's message to the world if he had taken the the the press with him if Tillerson didn't want to answer your questions were there other ways he could have handled it besides getting AIDS or security to physically physically escort you you out of the room to remove you from the room sure he could come into the briefing room and answered questions there. He could bring us on his airplane. Seen as Mike pompeo could only takes a very limited number of people and not the television correspondents right now because there aren't enough seats technically for the camera crew that producer and a correspondence. He's only taking six people used to travel. Routinely with Republican and Democratic Secretaries of states for decades been covering the State Department since nineteen ninety four and we traveled everywhere thirteen fourteen seventeen people at a time from the press corps you can't go to Iraq Afghanistan conflict zones to India and Pakistan in one day on a commercial flight. It's you can't go from Israel to Lebanon on a commercial flight and so there was no way to get to Beirut when I was traveling with Mike Pompeo back in March from Jerusalem because there are no flights and you can't drive in catch a plane Jordan and get there in time I'm and they told us that we couldn't get into the motorcade once we got there so they've made it just impossible and I think they're hurting themselves and that the message of US foreign policy is is not being translated to the rest of the world and it's not coherent because of course they don't have people filling these key posts so they're major major problems for foreign policy right now so I want to play another clip that may news and this was in July of two thousand eighteen. You were interviewing Dan. Coats who was then trump's director of national intelligence and this was at the Aspen Security Conference in front of a live audience and in the middle of the interview. You were handed some breaking breaking news here we go. We have some breaking news. The White House has announced on twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall a few Vladimir Putin coming here. Yeah Yeah okay. That's GonNa be Special Andrew Mitchell what was going through your mind them well. It was shocking to the audience. Dan Coats shocking that he did not know the President United States had just invited Putin to the White House five days after a disastrous Helsinki summit when he was being widely criticized sized for having kowtowed to Putin for having asserted that Putin knew better than American intelligence about whether Russia had intervened in and attack the United States in our election in two thousand sixteen so he'd use all this criticism. This isn't for the private meeting with Putin in Helsinki for no no taking and five days later with no notice to anyone in the national security team no consultation which is really one of the six signature flaws of the John Bolton leadership at the National Security Council. This invitation is proffered on twitter announced by the then Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and for me tailing him this and for him to be so transparent rather than immediately going into protective mode and pretending that either knew knew about it or blowing offer saying why can't really come in about that too is credit. Dan Coats was completely open about how bizarre bazaar this truly was to his no longer in the administration and this was actually one of the and I feel very badly about this. This was one of the early blows to his relationship with the president. Was it yeah so you're kind of responding well. You know I felt a sense of responsibility. The fact that Dan Coats even months on slater was so honest about saying that North Korea would never denuclearizing being so rigorous about the credibility of the intelligence assessments in his public testimony was really important. He didn't come to the table with a lot of intelligence experience. He'd been an ambassador political appointee not to Germany senator but he really felt the need to follow the the appropriate norms. If you will of the intelligence community and what was really awful later I discovered the afterward he had checked in with the White House with the National Security Council right before going onstage. His people had instead is anything going on. They had Ashton No. Nothing's going on and what had happened was that apparently Putin and the president had talked and Putin had said to boat and I want to invite I mean rather the trump president trump said to John Bolton one invite Putin. He's GonNa come to Washington. A- and instead of jumping that's crazy. It's right after Helsinki. You're being criticized for being too cozy with Putin. That's really bad. Let's call the Intel people. That's call call pompeo. Let's check with me. Jim Mattis he just won't mmediately went to Sarah Sanders and said you know the boss wants to invite him. That's tweet this out. They knew that Dan Coats was on stage. I mean it's just says so much about how this White House does not operate in terms of the the proper role of a national security adviser and it really damages the president and his policies so let's look to uh earlier parts of your career. When I moved to Philadelphia in the mid seventies you were famous in the city for your really aggressive assertive coverage of then Mayor Frank Rizzo and you were always asking him really tough questions you're kind of in his face and he was such a divisive figure in Philly. He you know some people love him. He had his base but you know there was a liberals has started a campaign to recall him from office. He was the former police commissioner an ask. Ask please commissioner and Mayor he was known for being hostile to African Americans and hippies and for the excessive use of force so so. did he ever try to bully you and did you find him intimidating when you started covering him on all news radio in Philadelphia he did try to intimidate me all the time. He bullied me a lot. He was a classic bully. How do they believe what was this technique. He the one thing he did was to threaten to get me fired. I didn't know the full extent of it until years later. The news director told me how he'd gone to the Chairman of the Board of the company that owned the radio station which was Westinghouse Broadcasting at the time and tried to get me fired on for him him to be calling you know the chairman of the board who barely knew who I was and he then called all the way down the chain of command Eh. Who is this girl reporter whatever it was you know in Philadelphia and the news Richard Lewis Credit said if she makes a mistake or messes up we'll we'll deal with it otherwise we won't and they just protected me from knowing just how bad it was but there was a lot of bullying and a lot of intimidation and he was very popular and he's very popular and very unpopular and very unpopular and as you've pointed out really hostile to african-americans accusation of police corruption police brutality there was one incident where the Philadelphia enquirer had reported after the change of ownership the inquirer became was owned by Knight Ridder and they became much more assertive and aggressive about really digging down on police brutality and they'd have reported on a case where a young man African American man. I think a teenager nature was running from the police in West Philadelphia and the police shot him in the back as my recollection goes and I was reporting on this and I called the the mayor to get his reaction he was of course the former police chief and he said he used to call me. Andy Mitchell and he's at Andy Mitchell my men are or right when they're right and were there right when they're wrong and trying to be right and I quoted on the air and the next hourly and he he called me absolutely furious when we were talking you know that was off the record or some such thing and he was cursing me out and I said said Mr Mayor you said that to me and I called you on the record. You know we were report and it's a big case on the front page of the enquirer and he said said something really threatening about. I would never work in that town again and after that was really hostile and was hard being a woman because there were so few women reporters that he didn't and he wasn't familiar with you know dealing with women reporters then there were a lot of male reporters who new from being police chief and he hired them and put them in his cabinet so these are newspaper guys. I loved a lot of the guys in Philly you. They're all my friends but someone took big jobs in the in the city administration. So I really wasn't outline. I was female and I was asking difficult questions and frankly I thought that he was a racist even in a trailblazer for women in journalism when you started your journalism career in the late nineteen sis- sixties did you consider yourself a feminist had you thought about the lock doc lack of equality that women had and how you'd have to fight to have a career in journalism and how important it would be as a precedent to have that fight. I I was forced by circumstance to yes to feel that I was going to have to fight for it because the very first job that I got was being tonight to me. I was ready to join the management trainee program in this Broadcast Company and they said but you can't be in the newsroom and I said ahead we'll why not and they said because we've never had a woman do that. You can go into advertising or promotion which I didn't have any interest or skill four so I said well let me have an entry level union job as a copy boy which was what they called us copy boys and they let me become the first woman and copy boy ripping wire copy which was then printed on a teletype. I mean when you think of the transformations we've had technology just in the years that live been as part of this profession but there were no other women. They weren't role models. I can recall Pauline Frederick was the UN correspondent it for NBC radio. Barbara Walters was at the today show transitioning from being one kind of host to finally fighting her way to get you know past the male anchors who were stopping her from asking us questions and so the very few women and fortunately when and I got to Washington you know there there was Leslie Stahl in you know Cokie Roberts and we just lost and my great friend Judy Judy Woodruff who made so many things possible for me by having gotten to the NBC News Bureau I before I did and then being so welcoming welcoming and then we work together on the White House beat and did so many other things in the year since my guest is Andrea Mitchell. NBC's chief Foreign Affairs correspondent rounded an anchor of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports. We'll talk more after a break and John. Powers will review ethical locks new novel about an african-american America Texas ranger searching for the vanished child of a white supremacist. 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The preconceptions initially were that women could just not do hard news that they had to do women's social news you know fashion food family and it was defined very rigorously. Women couldn't cover politics. Women women couldn't cover the military and better women than I who preceded me started breaking down those doors and certainly by the time I got to NBC forty one years ago there was a woman White House correspondent but very few others and so it was was really still a challenge. I did consider myself a feminist because there were so many barriers I had a very strong wrong mother and older sister and father who kept telling his daughters we could do anything we wanted to do and encouraged us in every every adventure. You've referred to the conflict. You've felt about wanting to be nice wanting to be liked and on the other Dan asking really tough questions and knowing that that's not going to endear you to do the person you're asking that. You'RE GONNA get a lot of grief for that. I do want to be liked but when it comes to asking a tough question. I think I don't hesitate. That instinct takes over determination takes over the you never forget that your role is as a reporter. I is that what you told your mother when she criticized you for being rude shouting questions at president well she she really didn't like that. I shouted questions at Ronald Reagan because he would be going to the helicopter coming back from Camp David David from the helicopter and that was the only chance we had when we went months without a press conference and so yes we shouted questions and sometimes he would stop often he would pretend that he couldn't hear something he couldn't hear but often he would just point to his ears and point to his watch signal that he couldn't here but I I recall that my very first press conference with Reagan in Nineteen Eighty One I had come only a few months into the into his administration right after the assassination attempt. I started filling in more with Judy Woodruff and the late John Palmer who are White House correspondents and I got to a news conference and I prepared a question but I was you know cautioned not to expect much because I was going to be sitting way in the back of the East Room you know under the cameras in the last row and he called on me and I later later learned from his staff that he's actually said when he looked at the picture book and he had not memorized the names of the correspondence none of them except you know maybe maybe a few of the front row folks. He kept looking he said No. I want to call them that. Nice woman who keep shouting questions at me and no no and then and they showed up they showed my picture and said that's that's what I WANNA call and they said no you don't because they already knew me but he did he so we called on me at that very first news conference and thank goodness. I had a question ready. You're known for your tough questions and you so you learned everything you know about questioning artful dodgers from questioning. President Reagan I want you to explain that he was so adept apt with a quick some ad Lib joke at of aiding a question and you you know he was just very experienced from his years as an actor in his years at Ge Theater at speaking king in communicating publicly and so for reporters. It was always a a a somewhat combative attempt to pin them down and it was very hard to pin down. The staff was very nerve. His staff was very nervous about his age and you're about an incident. In July of Nineteen eighty-two early in the history of the space shuttle's the White House is planning a big patriotic arrival ceremony Edwards Air Force Base for the landing of the space shuttles and you learned that the space shuttle was going to make one extra orbit around the Earth to kind have stall for time so that Reagan could get an extra hour sleep How did you find that out. And how did you report it. I found Latte from sources who knew very well what the original schedule was and how it had been adapted by the. White House advanced people and when I reported it on on July fourth weekend on NBC nightly news it infuriated the Reagan staff and I was in the Doghouse I was sent to Coventry for quite some time for years in fact from some of them because it was such a sensitive issue of him getting enough sleep as I recall we got up in France France where the summit had been this would have been in the spring early summer of nineteen eighteen eighty two and flew to Rome where he fell asleep at the pope and then went on to England where he had a state dinner Windsor Castle with the Queen and he was obviously exhausted and over scheduled and in the middle of all this during that very the early hours of the morning before it even France Israel had invaded Lebanon so there was a foreign policy crisis on top of everything else so when we got to that moment when we were in California he was in Santa Barbara and polluted air force base. There was a tremendous premium by the first lady placed on his getting enough sleep and I I think that is the backstory that made this so sensitive. Let's take a break here and then we'll talk some more if you're just joining us my guest is Andrew Mitchell chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News. WHO's an anchor of Andrew Mitchell reports on MSNBC next week. She's going to get a lifetime achievement emmy at the news and Documentary Emmy Awards. We'll be right back. This is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes aches route more information is available at Walton Family Foundation Dot Org. Maybe you're up with the sun or maybe you're well not a morning person either way. I you can hear morning edition from NPR news on your schedule. It's on demand weekdays seven to three just say Alexa play morning edition my guest is is Andrea Mitchell and she's NBC's chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and she anchors Andrea Mitchell reports at noon eastern time on MSNBC next week. She'll be getting a lifetime achievement emmy at the news and Documentary Emmy Awards. What do you consider to be your biggest showdown with the president. I I think the biggest showdown I had was actually with the chief of staff. Don Regan over Iran Contra. When I asked a question of the president at the news conference Mrs Mrs Reagan this was Reagan and it was nineteen eighty seven and I asked a question about the revelation that Israel had helped with money for the Iran Contra operation illegally and he answered incorrectly and they they had to put out a correction twenty minutes later while we were still in primetime in primetime coverage so right before nine o'clock news conference ended today's thirty five. They issued a written statement. The president misspoke corrected himself. I ran it out to the lawn to get it to my colleague Chris Wallace who was on the air with with Tom Brokaw and you know got down below. The camera angle handed the statement to him so we could get it on right before nine. o'clock ran back to the small cubicle in the back the White House briefing room that we had that each of the networks have and the phone was ringing and it was Don Regan the chief of staff cursing me out for asking the question saying he was going to get me fired. It reminded me of Frank Rizzo the Mayor of Philadelphia at bullied me so much and I was really scared and there have been other instances. I asked a question at a news conference of Bill Clinton about whether he was going to live up to his commitment to permit gays in the military you just just taken office and he stared down and it set off a huge storm which led to don't ask. Don't tell so asking tough questions. You know that's that's what we do. they get bad. We have to do our jobs. They don't like being pressed when their scandals and as long as you're respectful and have your facts right you push ahead. How would you compare the kind of anger when Don Regan tried to shut you down to for example when president trump tries to take away White House credentials essentials of a broadcaster or calls journalist the enemy of the people. I think it's much much more profound now. They're I'm sure been lots of threats private threats in the past anger at reporters individually but for the president of the United Right States to call the news media. The enemy of the people is to tell his supporters to tell the world that is his view of the fourth estate it is to diminish respect and credibility respect for the media and the credibility of the media the result of this this campaign which is now very targeted during the election campaign is to make people not believe us when we fact check him and he has to know that a lot of what we are reporting contradicts him and he just this week said that he never said that he would meet with the rainy INS with no preconditions nations he said it on camera and on twitter a week ago and so did his secretary of State and has been shown on television. It's like he forgets that he set it in front on a camera and there is a record of what he said and it's astounding but he has a bigger megaphone and when he says fake news now here dictators around the world speaking about fake news. It's it's it's a term. An enemy of the people is a term that goes back to Joseph Stalin if not earlier do you do you feel like you're boundaries shifted a little bit in terms of like subjective things that you could say about this president because the norms have been shattered because he's shattered so many norms because so many people are so concerned about about the direction he's taking the country in and about you know even about war that we might inadvertently accidentally get into or intentionally get into into perhaps through a tweet I mean has has that changed your confidence or your ability to to give like opinion or to share concern. It has changed my ability and I'm not comfortable with it. I was raised in journalism where you would just deliver the facts. Provide the context rely on your knowledge to say that this is likely to happen or that is likely to happen. This is true or not true but you didn't feel that every day you had to be of necessity correcting the president of the United States or the press secretary for false statements and it's not a position that I welcome at all I think his use of twitter and his accusations and the personal attacks have required us to be much stronger in fact checking and correcting the record and it is not healthy. I don't think for us to be in this adversarial situation. It's appropriate for us to challenging engine and provide context but I don't enjoy this at all but I think it's an obligation I think we owe it to our readers and viewers and listeners to point out what is true and what is not you're married to Alan Greenspan the former chair of the Federal Reserve and you were a couple before he was named chair by by President Reagan I know that you thought through what were the conflict of interest issues issues that you would have to face when he took that position Can you share with us. How you've handled that over the years I mean he's retired now now from you know he's no longer chair of the Fed but he was what for eight years chair for longer than for nineteen almost twenty honey. You're was it that long. Okay was it was a long time and we knew each other and we're dating and then he gets this appointment and immediately of course went to my bureau chief and said we have to figure out the rules of the road road put up the firewalls and I stopped covering anything anything in the economic arena and we managed to avoid conflicts made easier in part because what he did was classified so it would have been impossible impossible for him to share anything and I really didn't know other than moments of tension or crisis. I knew he was on the phone a lot or whatever unscheduled meetings survey questions that were cancelled but it you know it could get a little complicated. There was one instance when I was covering the Clinton White House and I as a former energy correspondent which did before I started covering Reagan was the energy correspondent for NBC Z. and there was an oil crisis and they were thinking of drawing down on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve which of of course what is now in play again and I was going to write that story and Pitch Tonight News because I knew that they were considering it and I got a call from the Treasury Secretary who said Andrew. You can't do this story because I checked with Treasury as well to see what they were about to do it and Larry Summers called and said you can't do the story and I I said why not he said because Allen is involved and I had no idea that he would have been involved in that but they had consulted him on the economic impacts of it so I had you know I recalled the bureau chief and said this has to be assigned elsewhere. I can't do it so I mean you would run into something like that but that was a rare occurrence your I think five five three. I'm shorter than that. I know there is at least once when you had to stand on a box for for your report in order to be seen by the camera with the right shot. Have there been more instances of that where you had to like stand on a box you. You've been so many instances. I've stood on boxes all over the world. You do what you have to do. I stood on ladders. I've stood on table stood on boxes but the advantage to being short because there is an advantage is that if you're trying to be seen and shout question at a president of the United States you can crawl under the tripods of the camera crews pop up on the other side on the front line nine and not get in the way of the camera. How often have you done that all the time so a lot of people are used to you crawling around the floor or used to be used to doing yeah. It's one of the things that is less than dignified but if you've got in the old days with Sam Donaldson Bill Planted Louise Tall guys shouting questions behind the cameras. If you're five three or less you do what you have to do. Did you have to learn how to have a really big voice. I don't think I had over. I I recall. The one of the chapters in my book is called designated. Chowder and that was my job for many years at the Reagan White House was shouting and trying to be heard over a helicopter well. It's warmer thing. That's how a lot of that's the way trump talks to reporters. Now is with the helicopter in the background and the the sound of that helicopter annoy often drowns out the reporters asking the questions exactly and it would be an sometimes it's close to one hundred degrees and they've been out there for an hour waiting for him and then they'll be an hour. We'll talk and obviously it's harder to ask a question and a smart follow up question and get a a you know a good answer when you're shouting over a helicopter and standing outside and instead of being seated needed in the briefing room. We're in the East Room of the White House at a formal news conference which is the way it used to be done. Indra Mitchell thank you for this interview. Thank you for your reporting and congratulations on the Emmy. You will be receiving next week. Terry grows. It's such an honor to be with you. Thank you so much. Andrew Mitchell is NBC's chief Foreign Foreign Affairs correspondent and anchor of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports on Tuesday shall receive an Emmy for lifetime achievement at the news and documentary documenting Emmy ceremony after we take a short break John Powers will review Attica locks new novel about an African American Texas Ranger Searching Searching for the vanished child of a white supremacist this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from K. Bucks bound in support of the David David Gilkey and Zaba ULITSA memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments support for NPR comes from whyy presenting the pulse podcast that takes you on adventures into unexpected corners of health and science plastic in the the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building your own Internet. Each episode is full of fascinating stories and big ideas the pulse available where you get your podcasts or at whyy Dot Org Heaven. My home is the latest crime novel by Attica Locke a prize winning novelist. I also known for her television work which includes writing for the hit series empire and the recent Netflix miniseries when they see us this new book is the second second in a series about an African American Texas Ranger and our critic at large. John Power says that locked knows how to write a mystery novel that stings some folks like crime stories set in enlightened Scandinavia but I've always been a sucker for one's about cops working in tyrannies Nazi Germany say or the Soviet Union. We're enforcing. The law can be riskier than breaking it. Such heroes don't simply have to track down dangerous crooks they chance punishment even death should investigation's turn up anything that threatens the system you get an unsettling. Americans spin on this scenario in heaven my home the timely new entry in the highway fifty nine series about Darren Matthews an African American who dropped out of an elite law school to become Texas Ranger it was written by Attica Locke Doc the gifted novelist and TV writer whose first installment Bluebird Bluebird won the two thousand Eighteen Edgar Award for best novel dropping us into an evocatively early described East Texas milieu. You can almost feel the mosquito bites locks new book finds Darren Searching for the vanished child of a white supremacist set right after the two thousand sixteen election the action begins with the disappearance of Levi king the nine year old son of imprisoned members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas us a real life gang of three thousand by the way although Darren's boss normally grumbles that Darren's to obsessed with the Brotherhood this time he assigns him to the case ordering him off to Jefferson a fading by you town that now markets its quaint southern passed so darren heads up highway fifty nine a north. South route that for black people locked told us in Bluebird Bluebird represents and I quote an arc of possibility hope paved and pointing north what greasy miss the stonewalling citizenry you traditionally find in fictional smalltown America. There's the friendly shariff you can't trust. There's the imperious local local grandee in this case. Levi's dowager grandmother Rosemary and there are those on the wrong side of the tracks white ones like Levi's mom Marnie who looked up with a racist drug dealer guilt Thomason and African Americans like ancient Leroy page the defacto mayor of a minority enclave out by Caddo L. Lake. That's being invaded by white riffraff like Gil as the last one to see Levi. The secretive leroy is naturally a suspect. This is a tough case made even tougher because Darren confronts special challenges as a Black Texas ranger despite his badge he gets called the N. word to to his face treated as less than a servant by rosemary and viewed with mistrust by local blacks and native Americans who don't exactly associate cops with justice. Darren is never sure whether in a pinch his white police comrades will back him or sell him out now the classic Black Cop the South Story is is of course in the heat of the night the Oscar winning nineteen sixty seven thriller starring Sidney Poitier as Northern Homicide Detective Virgil tibbs who helps a racist racist sheriff solve a small town Mississippi murdered it builds to a symbolic fantasy of racial reconciliation one echoed in comic form by the Green Book which half a century on also won best picture lock offers this no such consoling fantasy for starters. Darren is no righteous Virgil tibs. He's an angry confused. Honorable man with marital woes a serious drinking problem and grasping mother who's blackmailing him raised by two very different uncles. WanNa spit and Polish Texas ranger the other a defense attorney who cynical about white man's justice Darren keeps being torn between his respect for the law and his desire to protect his fellow African Americans from it. He makes a lot of mistakes. This isn't surprising for for he inhabits a world thick with the racial stickiness. You'd expect when different ethnic groups have lived side by side since slavery even as White People Control control the power structure they often wind up in bed with African Americans both literally and metaphorically when Darren solves a crime it invariably has roots in the past route so old and tangled that merely solving a single crime can't possibly bring closure like so many mysteries mysteries heaven my home winds up being about real estate but in locks hands the whole idea of real estate takes on a deep historical resonance one reason Darren became a ranger was because he just loves east Texas from the smell of its air to the color of its soil and he wants to defend his own own and other African Americans right to live there as they have for generations. The white nativist may want them to leave but why should they east is. Texas and America is where they come from to John. Powers reviewed heaven my home by Attica Locke Tomorrow on fresh air our guest will be Edward Snowden the former contractor for the National Security Agency who in two thousand thirteen leaked documents to journalists revealing the US government's this comprehensive domestic surveillance program we'll talk about his career at the NSA becoming a whistle blower and his forty days stuck in the Moscow airport after being denied asylum from twenty countries snowden now lives in Russia. His new memoir is called permanent record. I hope you'll join US fresh. Air's executive producer is any Miller our technical director and Engineers Audrey Bentham. Our associate producer for digital media is Molly Seavy Nesper Roberta. Shorrock shorrock directs the show. I'm Terry Gross
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"I'm very well. I have not spoken to him. I don't know those gentlemen. I never heard of him. I really don't know her. I know more more about drones than anybody. I think I know more about the environment than most people. Nobody knows more about trade than me very much. I've studied it better than anybody ask conservative. Either everybody Windsor. Ma'am when trump says. He knows everything he knows. Nothing when trump says he knows nothing. Gino something to send you that. Something is bad. Don't have to go up like you don't have to visit a Maharishi to learn dish insight. Windsor Man will tell it to you. It's the bottom line. How beautiful is that Willie? Somebody suggested last night after reading this that Windsor man and other people should just put together a book of Rules of Donald Trump. And that's a great one. Because when he says he knows everything about something he knows nothing at all bills. Oh I know everything about this I bet I know more about cows left hoofs and anybody in America and you know now. And then when he says he knows nothing doesn't know somebody he's lying. Well Yeah I mean his speech about wind most recently. got into the douse of how if you go. Oh do under a wind. Turbine you'll see bald eagles on the ground everywhere because the could win is killing. The turbines are killing Bald Eagle. So obviously the that but more significantly to what we're talking about here is the idea that the minute somebody says something that crosses him or make him look bad or perhaps gets him impeached or into into some legal jeopardy feed distances himself immediately and as we said yesterday it's a good lesson for those who cling to him that he will dispose of. You eventually a great ain't got another great lesson from Windsor Man. That speaks well to so many people around this table. The worst trump treats you the better history. We'll treat you considering things that he's tweeted about us. We're in pretty good shape. But William Very excited I. I'm not so happy about how it slipped out some pictures from a couple of years ago. But I'm very excited. To find out that you and Alex have adopted a buzzer system. Yeah serendipitous -ly that you have a Buzzer on your shoulder hidden one. Buzz Means Smile L.. Joe Mean cut show off before he was the entire show up. So that gives me a bit more confidence confidence. Seven second delay in the Houston Astros buzzer system. Yeah I learned everything I know from the Houston Astros. You're referring of course to this speculation that altuve Jose altuve eighty great Astra Sitter has denied and Major League Baseball says. It has evidence of yet on twitter. That the Astros were using a buzzer system. Jonathan Lemaire with patches on a shoulder of buzz would come from the dugout telling them which pitch was coming. That's very helpful. If let's say you're trying to hit her all. This Chapman's one hundred mile an hour slider in game seven of the Al Cs who say again as been proven but there are photographs circulating out to. They wouldn't take Jersey off as across home plate on the walk off. So we're GONNA live in this for a little while as Yankee and red sox fan we we have. We reached that point akin to all the various scandals that seem to attach themselves to the mainland patriots where it is just rampant speculation elation and people assuming we'll if if a is true then b must be true and again and it'll be has not said there's any evidence of wearables here that they use that but of course these these are subjectively huge science dealing scandal. They've manager general manager will suspended and later fired. We've now had two other. Managers lose their jobs because of it Alexkor from join our red sox as well as Carlos Beltran the mets manager who never even managed a game of because he was a Houston Astros during this time. He had to step away yesterday Eh. That's now three managers. A full ten percent of the league managers have stepped away. And I will say this suspicious about the BUZZER system. You also show. You won't let us take off your shirt that's right and you were Diane. Most most days asked for you to remove your shirt too. We should talk often. Joe Yeah. This is the tabloids the middle of Impeachment Carlos Beltran losing his job as the mets manager. Terrible yeah but I mean I you know Jonathan. Jonathan makes a great point the first three years of every Friday. If we had a great show you would tear off your t-shirt. Yeah and they're being you in you know. Now you're you're white t shirts sleeveless of course with Jeff Zucker face on it. We don't see that anymore. It's soccer put s-occer put the buzzer right there when he was around moved him over to CNN. They knew about it he they knew about it and now I've got t-shirt under here and I'm proud of that. It's just I don't want you to see the Buzzer is all we just buy. We'll say that you look at the picture of Al to make coming home grabbing his shirt and like don't tear it off. Don't don't tear it off come on. That's pretty bad and you know as you said. Chapman just sat there kind of smirking at him when he hit that home. Run with your right. He was working for a reason he knows that one hundred mile an hour slider sign was stolen. He knows it and and he just couldn't figure out exactly how it's the Buzzer and Alex Iota. Alex he says his Buzzer obviously is not working right now. Yeah well my Lord with us now columnist an associate editor for The Washington Post David Ignatius. NBC News Correspondent and Heidi Priscilla MSNBC political analyst and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Michael Steele and NBC News correspondent covering covering National Security and Intelligence Kevin Delaney and joins US good to have you all onboard this morning. The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump has officially got underway for Luminary proceedings kickoff yesterday as the Senate officially received the two articles of impeachment and heard them read aloud by the the lead Democratic Prosecutor Congressman Adam Schiff. After that Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in as the presiding judge for the trial he then as the nation's senators to solemnly swear to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws the senators replied. I do in unison. Then signed the impeachment. Oath the trial will start on Tuesday at one pm before that the house must deliver trial briefs laying laying out arguments to the Senate by five pm tomorrow. White House counsel must deliver their trial briefs by noon on Monday. If the House wishes to follow rebuttal brief it must be handed over by noon on Tuesday at the White House yesterday. President trump was asked about the upcoming impeachment trial and once it's again described his phone call with the president of Ukraine an issue at the center of in his impeachment as perfect to go very quickly. It's a hoax folks. It's a hoax. Everybody knows that it's it's a complete hoax. The whole thing with Ukraine according to the New York Times President President trump capped his day by meeting with several campaign aides and grilling them on how voters were receiving impeachment while speaking with advisors yesterday trump once again repeated that he couldn't believe he was facing such a predicament as impeachment. The Times notes that trump said he wanted people to be prepared for a motion to dismiss miss and has helped for one even the majority leader Mitch. McConnell has signaled that it won't happen. Let's bring in. NBC News correspondent Hans Nichols because he is at the White House where the president spoke yesterday. Hans Good Morning so We hear the public posture of the president that this is all a hoax. That phone call was perfect. He's not concerned But what is he reading right now. And what's really thinking as he sees the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court being sworn in to oversee a historic historic impeachment trial. I note that the president was praising Senator Lamar Alexander on Twitter yesterday. One of the Republicans who's been viewed as perhaps one who might swing over to at least vote to include witnesses in this trial if not to convict the president the White House the president. They're making last minute adjustments for all all the talk and the prelude we've had to impeachment. It doesn't seem like they've settled on their strategy and that's really on two fronts number one. It's not really clear. What the full suite? The defense team is going to look like right. The planet always been as soon as house announces managers. The White House would put forward their team. They haven't done that in a definitive way. The guys when there is a delay. There's typically dispute and the other big question the president's pondering this morning is should he get on Air Force One and go to Davos on Monday. Because has yesterday when you listened to him. He was clearly hedging. He was saying we'll probably I'll go and then later on. He seemed to say well. I've got all these meetings. But the reason why that's important is because there's conversation inside the White House on whether or not you want the president in the country close to his twitter feed close to his phone or you want him abroad trying and the stress rush on trying trying to look presidential and the one challenge. They're having is that. It's one thing if you had say a NATO summit in Brussels or is he's meeting with a foreign leader in Asia but Davos has a different sort of ten right. This is where the global elites get together. And so. That's what they're saying at the White House this morning. What to do with the defense team and whether or not the president president should get on the plane as always with the trump administration? I suspect we'll get an audible from the president and I didn't say audible because we've got the LSU tigers coming here leg later today but we do have a little sports here guys. Alright Hans Nichols thank you so much. It was great. See the other day in the office. We hope to see you again. Dan Very soon have a great weekend. So Michael Steele you hear Donald Trump and and he really. He's talking being to himself when he talks about a perfect phone. Call don't really and he says it's a hoax because what he's facing now isn't even even what he was facing with Muller there's more of a split when it came to what the American public believes said it's a hoax and nobody can believe this is happening being and etc etc etc and yet over seventy percent of Americans what a full and fair trial. They don't want Moscow. Mitch and Lindsey Graham does shut things down over seventy percent. Want to hear from witnesses over seven in ten Americans. They want to know the truth. That's all they they WANNA know they WanNa know the truth and and also think about this over. Fifty percent of majority of Americans Americans think he deserved to be impeached again. He says it's a hoax. Nobody can be believed this now. He's talking to himself. A majority believes he should be impeached. We remember that Fox and some other polls that show majority believe he should be removed from office for that phone call and the things that he did around around that as well so this is a problem with the Republicans not being able to put together a defensive Donald Trump. He lives in a separate crit universe from the rest of them. Factually and he's he's disconnected from the reality of this political crisis. Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My My podcast. Why is this happening? Were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is climate change will be to the twentieth century. What modernity was the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts well I think that's an essential part of this narrative that a lot of folks certainly in republican circles? Talk about an rather hush toes because of course you know the president is the is the grand master planner here after all this strategy. What you're seeing history He didn't WanNa war room during the house impeachment trial he didn't he did not want to set up the internal structure that would reinforced messaging. That would actually design a message and then reinforce it to the public so what happened was particularly with Nancy Pelosi decided you know what I'm just GonNa sit on. These articles will just put them over here on the table for a little bit it through the whole game to another level and it allowed a number of things the happened despite the gnashing of teeth around it that strategy actually proved to be smart because it solidified the interest and the desire among Americans to want to know more and hear more particularly boy information was coming out without a counter. Narrative of outside of this is a hoax put forward by the president. There was no effort really to put in place which you would need to have going into this trial next week. And that's why they're sitting at the White House right right now. Do we go to Davos. Do we stay here. What do we say? What do we do? Because there's no internal structure. This is the president strategy from the Gut and the politics pizza. This does not necessarily work well with him. Particularly with the revelations from Parma of another's well the revelations Heidi Priscilla I I just wonder how this impacts this whole issue about witnesses and I don't know how some of these Republican senators could not want to hear here from witnesses when every day. There's incredible news backing up. This story about Susan Collins Collins is now talking about wanting to hear witnesses. Probably Martha mcsally embarrassed herself yesterday and people are trying to raise money by attacking the reporter. Who really is down the middle and has been attacked by Democrats at the bottom line is it appears and who knows which way it could go? We have to keep an open mind but this information coming out whether we hear it from witnesses in the trial or whether it comes out in a different form how do these senators offers not want to hear testimony. You know I was trying to speak with some of these senators and calling around to their offices yesterday and I was instructed a to look at a video that was tweeted out by Lamar Alexander. You mentioned him earlier. Retiring senator. Who has great bipartisan respect? And and who is taking a very close. Look at this himself. He said he's potentially open to witnesses. You mentioned how the president was tweeting. I'm just looking at the president's twitter feed not once but twice. Maybe even suggesting that he might get a gold medal to a Tennessee. A service member. This is the group that we should be watching perpaps even more so than these vulnerable. Republicans Mika Joe and some of the dynamics in the chamber. I think we're really instructive yesterday about who they're targeting. In yesterday I was sitting up watching. This was all taking place as the articles were read and the senators took their oaths. And what you saw was two groups oops really I it was Senator Murkowski and Senator Collins. Who after everyone dispersed senator McConnell's floor managers made a beeline for them and we're consulting with them? And then you saw Senator Mitch McConnell Talking Up Pat Roberts. That's a name that you haven't really heard very much about but this is again fitting into that group of retiring. Gop Senators who are truly unlike. Somebody's house members. Who voted against all of of this really may be instructive here because they are leaving Congress? They're not they're actually are retiring and I think that they are going to be watching all of this very very closely and there's a lot to happen yet over the next two weeks yesterday. They were saying they hadn't actually read the lead partners materials where they're going to have several days look over that now come back and think about it and even if these vulnerable Republicans don't vote for witnesses because they're worried about their primaries those retiring. Pelicans have a a lot to think about right. Now and David Ignatius You know we've now and Pat Roberts and Lamar Alexander. Both of us for a long time. And they come to the end of their career. I think Mitch McConnell would be concerned that these gentlemen would vote their conscience. Yes and not just blindly follow Donald Trump and would vote to have a fair open hearing and trial and get this. It's new evidence that's coming in. That's comment since the house impeached. I don't I don't know what the motivation for. Either Pat Roberts or Lamar more. Alexandra would be have at the end of their Senate career. A line about them blindly following an impeached president and and basically sacrificing their dignity and their integrity to suppress press evidence suppress the truth when seven out of ten Americans want an open and fair trial and want to hear from these new witnesses as we've discussed often joe trump's insurgency in the Republican Party is burning the house down dependent on the fear. Republicans who didn't defend their party didn't defend its values essentially of flags. But as you say someone who's retiring from the Senate who's thinking about about his legacy we're legacy is in a different place The fear factor doesn't work in the same way. And what I I fell yesterday at a but many viewers did watching what we could of these proceedings is this is real. It's really happening for weeks and weeks. Trump strategy was to pretend it wasn't happening just dismiss it's near by a hoax over and over again but in that swearing under the chief justice in the in the traditional solemn words and actions. You knew something real and lasting was happening. And I'm sure that got through the Senator Roberts and Lamar Alexander's but but more to the country that will really gonNa Watch this carefully down the Senate and we'll we'll do itself harm if it doesn't take this seriously because it just entered a new phase. We're not we're not talking about it anymore. It's happening happening. And I think people do see themselves especially in light of history and that light just got real bright as of yet continue any until Ted and these two gentlemen and other members of the Senate or not going to want to be associated for the rest of their lives and then in history. History with Lindsey Graham a guy who so desperate to avoid a primary challenge said he's completely changed his viewpoints and we all know why he's done it. And we all know why Lindsey saying he doesn't want a fair trial he's not going to provide a fair trial. Why Mitch McConnell saying he doesn't want a fair trial he's not going to provide a a fair trial? History is going to treat these politicians very badly. And if you're retiring you can actually you have the luxury three or if you're Mitt Romney you have the luxury of saying. Hey I'm going to do what's right. And the American people want to hear all the evidence they want to know what really went down in what John Bolton called this drug deal so I'm GonNa vote for transparency. I'm going to vote to let the the Light Dan. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Let's let Sunlight A. B. Play a major role in this impeachment. Peach Mint Trial David. One other thing we were we were hearing that. The White House is considering Hans told us the White House is considering sending Donald Trump trump abroad to Davos. So he'll look above it all but whether you talk about Donald Trump at Helsinki or donald trump at some of his g seven meetings. Or we're at some of the NATO summits. Donald Trump going abroad is not always good for his brand. In fact more often than not he embarrasses himself. I heard some politically in my memory. His foreign trips have not been as finest hours. He gets peeved at people off. You'll be surpass pushy. Get in fights that are unnecessary. I mean even if it goes off great. What does he get out of it? He's he's surrounded rounded by the world's business elite at Davos. That's not exactly. The brand new wants for twenty twenty I guess he does get to look presidential residencial. That didn't really work for Richard Nixon. I was his strategy in the early days of the Watergate scandal and try to surround himself with Kissinger Kissinger and others and be the foreign policy president and and the seriousness of the case began to overwhelm these efforts and stage managing. We'll see if that begins to happen Next week when the trial begins begins in earnest. So name on. The evidence is is put forward. Senators have to just listen to it. They don't get it just makes speeches and they don't even get to record it. They have to sit there. They can't look at their phones. They sit there and listen. And we'll see you know after a few days that how that feels for the Senate Jonathan as we talk about these Republican senators. Lamar Alexander did say this week we have a constitutional duty to giving a fair trial l.. And if that means looking at new evidence should look at new evidence he said that could mean documents that could mean witnesses. It could mean new testimony in other words. He's open to hearing that on the other side of that. Is Joe Reference. You had Senator Martha mcsally yesterday of Arizona being asked very straightforward question about whether she'd be open to hearing new evidence and she said the reporter was a liberal roll hack and she wouldn't talk to him and then went out and raise money on that it seems to me. The White House is counting on there. Being more Martha Sally's still in the Republican Party than there are Lamar Alexander's who are at least open to the possibility of hearing from John Bolton or hearing from your end to this point the White House has been correct in that assumption there were Republicans Republicans who are willing to just take the president side and and care less about the institutions and that's one of the running themes of the trump administration is how he is damaged denigrated a lot of the real institutions in Washington Washington. This country and the Senate here is indeed Senate here is on trial as well. It's not just donald trump. It's how they conduct themselves. Here is going to be given a fair in serious here is this is going to be. The words of the oath yesterday impartial. Justice is going to be with the constitution demands The president you know. Certainly the MIC was I was. I was told pleased with Sally moment yesterday for those who don't know what happened it was CNN. Reporter congressional point or terrific and asa very fair and polite question. Here's the question just is to fill in the blank. Senator Mark Sally. Should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial. That was the question and did it in the hallways the Senate which is permissible and he did in a polite way she could have certainly just walked past declined declined comment instead she called him a liberal hack and yes within within hours was fundraising off of the off of the exchange. The presidency suggested just as we saw yesterday in the Oval Office he's obviously very upset by the proceedings even if even if he gives buys into the idea that it could help them politically the election next year and that remains to be seen but personally personally he knows what a stain this is on his on his legacy and the White House has been to Honda's point into David was saying the idea of trying to count program both for the impeachment and then the upcoming Democratic primary see that he doesn't want to see the spotlight to them and part of their plan is to have him on the road both rallies here at home but also abroad Davos is is sort of an odd fit for him. Kim has been once before as president. I think there is speculation of this trip may fall apart between now and when he's supposed to depart but they do like the idea of him on the world stage stage drought all of this in fact next month considering trip to India as well with a similar idea. Hey Guys Willie geist here this week on the Sunday. Sit down. PODCAST I get together with Ed Harris to talk about his prolific career from the right stuff to westworld and now to kill a mockingbird on Broadway. Get our conversation now for free. Wherever you download your podcasts? Twenty nine past the hour now to the new revelations from Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate love Parnis. As we've mentioned PARNIS was arrested arrested on campaign finance violations while trying to leave the country with a one way ticket back in October. He's currently free on bail and is cooperating already with authorities and giving more press interviews. He's already implicated the President Vice President. Ten Attorney General in the scheme to pressure Ukraine rain to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Now we're hearing the part of his story that involves the president former energy secretary. Rick Perry whom Parnis asset was recruited by Rudy Giuliani after other attempts to pressure Ukraine failed. Perry says I spoke Alinsky and I got him to agree. Sorry I got him to agree to announce investigation and and they announced they did announce that they would constantly retired. Somebody would needs Alinsky. They they would like and then they will walk it back so they amount something of a corruption that he's going to get corruption but that Giuliani blue has lived on that saying. That's not what we discussed that it wasn't supposed to be corruption. Invested in announcement about Joe Biden Hunter. By reason he said the name Biden we need to be spoken with his insistence partners. Also described in great detail president trump's multiple attempts to fire former Ukraine ambassador ambassador. Marie Ivanovich firing her. I spoke to the president wants about that. Were twice once or twice once directly at our dinner when when he fired her actually at the dinner which was the most surprising thing ever. I tell Basically at that dinner We had a conversation. There was like six of us. There was an intimate the dinner as trump hotel but it was at the Private like Area there looks like a little White House. The president was there. Oh absolutely it was the president. was there his son John. Junior was there. I don't know how the issue is. The conversation came up. But I do remember me telling the president that Lassiter was bad mouthing him and Saying that he was GONNA get impeached. Something to that effect and at that point he turned around To John Distefano who was his Eight at the time and said Fire her and we all. There was a silence in the room and he responded to him said Mr President. We can't do that right now. Now because pompeo has been confirmed yet That prepares confirmed yet. And we don't have This is what Tillerson was gone. Gone Pompeo was confirmed so they will wait till they go so several conversations that he he mentioned that again get many times at that dinner once or twice or three times throws but he fired her. Several types reiterated that she should be fired and then he was ordering her to be fired. Ken Delineated according to Parnes. The tentacles spread all over the White House. All the way to the top. How much of this can be corroborated by testimony? We've already heard. And what's the impact. I I think the impact is huge. Mika because the takeaway here is that this case has gone to the Senate with huge unanswered questions and with witnesses out there who may ain't never testify who clearly know things now of course we have to take everything he say with a grain of salt. He is under indictment in the southern district of New York and he's clearly trying to save his skin skin but he's implicating everybody but besides memorably calling the president a cult leader. He's implicating as you said Energy Secretary. Rick Rick Perry. He's saying that Perry Knew about this. Essentially this conspiracy to use the mechanisms of American foreign policy to extract a political favor for Donald Trump. And he saying that Vice President Pence was in pence's denied that but our Nas told Rachel maddow that essentially par Nas went to the Ukrainians. And said you have to do yes. You have to announce this investigation or there will be consequences and then shortly after they didn't do it. Trump tells pence to cancel his visit to presidents alinsky inauguration. Gratien in May now saying he didn't know the real reason for that and but that's a question that you would think the Senate would want answered Mika and the other news yesterday that the general the Government Accountability Office formerly ruled that the trump administration broke the law when it withheld that more than two hundred million dollars from from Ukraine that sort of answers the criticism that Republicans have been saying. Where's the law? That was broken here. Well here's a law. The law that says that the president must spend spend money appropriated by Congress. It's not a criminal statute but there was a clear ruling yesterday by an independent nonpartisan Government Accountability Office that this was not op proper and there are people who know exactly what happened there in the office of Management and budget who have yet to testify as witnesses because they've resisted requests by Congress do so and Parnasse described life in the trump or bed. Ten why he believes the president is more powerful now than ever they keep saying it was like you know being in the call. I mean when they say organized crime. I don't think trump like org. I think he's like a cult leader beyond right now the scary part. And that's what I keep mentioning and people don't understand this. There's a lot of Republicans would go against him. The only reason if you'll take a look and you know very well because you've been following the difference between white trump so powerful now and he wasn't as powerful and sixteen and seventeen. He became powerful when he got William Bar. So Michael Steele will echo what we said yesterday. And what Delaney and just said a moment ago which is that this is the man under indictment and he may be saying things to clean up his image etcetera et Cetera. But almost everything he's saying has been supported by previous Tony and documentary evidence that we've seen he's not this is not coming out of whole cloth runs is the the picture is painted is one that we've seen from Maria Vich. We've seen from Bill Taylor. We've seen from Lieutenant Colonel Vinson we've seen. I'm from Fiona Hill. All the witnesses who sat before these impeachment committees. So I guess the question is how could you in good conscience as a Republican senator not necessarily vote to convict. If that's you don't believe that this is impeachable but at least to hear witnesses and give the appearance of of a fair trial. That's it it that is it and which is why. It's so galling when you have the Lindsay grams of the world and even Mitch McConnell before the process Assoc- begin saying I don't WanNa see the evidence yeah. I don't want anything that the house does come across my desk. I don't care and stand in front of the country yesterday and put their hand up. I've been go. I swear to you know faithfully execute my responsibilities as my role in my role as Juror Well you're lying to us you. You can't have it both ways so you either going to take all this new information and say to the American people. We're going to have to look a little bit further. Yes we're going to have to call all these individuals who've now been named in named in such a way Willie to your point that it corroborates others who have already testified have said Ed even to the point of overhearing the president on a phone I mean so it wasn't that wasn't a one off. Oh Jeez that the president doesn't talk loud. Well here your partner says yeah I was in a room and the president was on the phone with with Rudy and I could hear the president talking so all of this sort of puts in motion the pressure are Republicans to take this seriously to your point. Willie they could after looking at all the evidence and hearing the witnesses conclude okay. There's there's no reason to convict I give you that. But at least for Heaven's sakes listen to the witnesses take that testimony get cross examined appropriately early and then make that decision. Don't come into this trial acting like you already know what's What's up when in fact you don't and otherwise if if you do do think you have it all together? What's coming out right now? Shows and puts pressure on you to to say something very different and I think this is the problem a lot. The Republicans are going to face starting next week when they sit there and this evidence begins to unfold a little bit more a little bit more. That's why the Lamar Alexander's of the world are beginning to reassess. Exactly what they can do at this moment to move the needle on this and again the chief justice of the United States sworn those senators yesterday for the trial and they were asked to who solemnly swear to do impartial justice according to the constitution and the laws. They were sworn in under impartial justice yesterday. Meanwhile those Republican can leaders many of them claiming Lev Parnis is a liar who is just trying to avoid prison sentence. Here's some of that from yesterday. Look at it to me. The the source of the evidence is at best questionable. All the evidence. I've seen a bunch of knows it had nothing to do with the facts as far as I'm concerned in the people in in question or sketchy events let's man lacks. All credibility is a same pattern that I've seen before with Cohen with the media tries to build something into it just show that he went on and the nature of what he spoke This is the same man that said Devon Nunez was in Vienna when he was not so he doesn't have any credibility. This is predictable. Obviously this is the way trump defenders always go even rudy Giuliani himself. The first night night of the interview with Rachel said that lead partners is a quote. Sad situation jokes so attack the source that seems to be all they have but again events the same man. Who was talking Kevin McCarthy who told the Republican a conference that Donald Trump was on the take us on the take from Vladimir Putin that he was on Putin's payroll along with Dana Rohrabacher? That's what Kevin McCarthy the majority leader said and and then he gets the nomination the nation. He changes Lindsey Graham. That same Lindsey Graham as the man who for most of two thousand sixteen and Seventeen so the donald trump was was not fit to be commander in chief that he was crazy that he was mentally unstable that he lacked the character to be president of the United States. That's who that man man is Lindsay. Graham so meek very very hard to listen to these two gentlemen talking about inconsistencies instances when in fact they have been the most inconsistent you know they hated Donald Trump until he got power and then they embraced Donald Trump. All right joining us now. State attorney for Palm Beach County Dave Ehrenberg and Dave how do prosecutors and defense lawyers who try to discredit a star witness. Who has a sketchy past? Because that's what we're looking at. It is trial practice one. Oh one for criminal defense wants lawyers to undermine the credibility of prosecution witnesses by pointing out there sketching this but you know in the real world it often takes criminals to convict other criminals channels. These are serious accusations of bribery and mother Theresa Eight walking through that door. You're going to have guys who live on the edge like Levin for it or you're not going to fifty fifty choirboys involved with such a scheme and the thing is that Rudy. Giuliani has brought them to the table. They're not some fabrication of some mythical deep state. They're part of Rudy's his team and it's hard for the other side to complain about them now. Plus Lordy there are no. He's got notes corroborate him. He's got other witnesses under oath during the house impeachment inquiry. And if he's still think he's lying after all that just call him as a witness at the Senate trial put them under oath subject to cross examination. And if you don't do that you need you don't care about the truth or you can't handle the truth. Yeah you know it's interesting that it was a fascinating points but really nothing near as fascinating as TJ putting up the nine box. It's never had a lot. Don't don't think I don't think the Brady's even they never had a nine bucks Are Maybe Michael Steele. Michael's nine bucks a pop in the nine bucks a day Berenberg. What is then we need to pass this around the lightning round everybody but Dave Ehrenberg very quickly of course the irony is so thick that you could cut it with a Russian knife combat knife and that is a rudy? Giuliani himself spent his entire career using bad guys to turn on bad guys. Take down bad guys this is how Rudy Giuliani live. This is Rudy. Giuliani made made his name. Indeed Guiliani of thirty years ago would likely have prosecuted originally on the of today and meanwhile bill bar yeah and billboard the Attorney General I'll offended as a prosecutor that he has not recused himself yet because he's clearly a potential fact witness here part of the allegations made by lead partis. He was brought into this and I know the deal Jay said no no no. They're not true but you know we're lead. Hornets gets his cooperation against Bill. Barr from President Trump himself. Remember when you read the transcript. He told us read the transcript. It said presents you got a follow up with attorney general bill bar so it's hard for billboard say he's not involved in listen. Lead partners is not a liar and I think that if this continues that Senate May and may want to do to bill bar what they did to president trump and that is impeach impeach him. Hey David Johnson Amir wonderful on the mechanics of the trial. That's coming up here in the Senate with especially the notion of executive privilege. We know that John Bolton has signaled signaled that he would be willing to testify if this allowed and he would honour his subpoena. You is that something. The president and the White House could try to block and then as part two of that. If let's say left harnesses is involved. Executive privilege would not apply their correct correct. He was not part of the administration and also all this stuff has been waived and so it's very limited. What is left over for executive privilege? John Bolton can testify and he can give us the goods after all these release it in his book and so this whole thing about the executive privilege I think is a stall tactic. They WANNA say executive privilege. Take us up to the court and my hope is is that John Bolton isn't doing a wink and a nod with the administration saying all all right everyone. I'm going to testify. I'm a good guy but then at the last minute says oh executive privilege I can't no. He can't testify. He should all right Dave Ehrenberg thank you so much does Gras appreciate So NBC News is reporting that the office of the Director of National Intelligence has quietly ask the house and the Senate Intelligence Committee's to close its annual worldwide threats hearing to the public this year. That's according to committee sources to request comes after president. President trump was angered last year by the assessments of intelligence chiefs that undercut his past statements on various foreign policy issues facing the country. Rekindling in your reporting on this story. How unusual would it be to close this and is it as simple as president? Trump didn't like what he heard last year. It would be incredibly unusual unusual Willie Andrew Mitchell. I cannot remember a time when it has happened and It's an example of how this president really corrodes. The normal mechanisms of government the worldwide World Wide Threats hearing is an annual exercise. It's sort of like a state of the Union for the intelligence community. It's the only time these senior spy chiefs appear in public and talk about the threats. Let's facing the nation and they release a written unclassified assessment and last year. They got out there and said a lot of things that completely undercut statements statements that Donald Trump was making about North Korea where trump was saying. There was no more threat from North Korean nuclear weapons and about Isis or trump saying we've defeated isis and of course the Intel chiefs had to say no in fact Isis remains a threat and this year and trump was angry about that and trump allies said publicly. Why are we even having these hearings? And and this year there are other things that would tend to embarrass Donald Trump if discussed at this hearing and they certainly would be for example. The question of whether there was an imminent threat when the United States decide to take out cost them Sulamani further questions about North Korea and Isis. And just the other day there was a report that the Russian Military Sorry Intelligence Agency had hacked into charisma that company and Ukraine that put Joe Biden's son on its board so people are looking at that as an example of how the Russians. It's the same Russians who hacked the Democrats are back at it and this is something that Donald Trump doesn't want Intel officials to talk about in public and so yeah. They've made this quiet ask of the house. House and Senate intelligence committees. Let's please not have an open hearing but there's no way that Adam Schiff is going to stand for that. He issued a letter yesterday inviting acting. DNA Joe Maguire to testify publicly. The question now really is will they refuse Because I've talked to people in the eye and they really don't WanNa do this. They don't want to appear in public public. They are afraid of getting crosswise with Donald Trump gene hassle. The director doesn't like testifying in public. Anyway she's had a total of two public appearances in an entire tenure here and so this is a this is looming toward a confrontation with Congress. That could be really Troubling for the intelligence community and its relationship with the hill. Aw Alright Kim Delaney and thanks so much important report we really appreciate it and David Ignatius. We certainly could understand why. Hi Gene Haswell. Christopher wray others would not want to go before Congress and Antagonize Donald Trump not because they fear donald trump but because yes they wanted to keep their agency and their agencies ability to protect American. Democracy is strong as possible at the same time without this testimony Johny over the past few years the American people would have not heard the truth about Isis. that it wasn't dead about North Korean nuclear technology that we he had nothing left to fear of it or I think most importantly when they all testified that the greatest threat to American democracy it was not a thermonuclear blast from Kim Jong Own but rather it was Vladimir Putin hacking in to American election action system so how how does Gina Hassle balance that. How does Chris Wray balance that Joe as Ken UNNA set in his reporting this annual threat threat assessment is a key organizing moment? It's part of regular order for our government. At this testimonies prepared the agency's Talked to the analysts reached judgments on all the major issues facing the United States workout consensus positions. What disturbs me? The most is that this report which which is an essential kind of guidepost guidepost isn't going to be issued this year is going to be delayed because the intelligence agency chiefs are afraid of the president's reaction this is. This is the situation that you most fear is is that our intelligence agencies will begin to pull in their operations for fear of offending offending Petula White House. That may not like being told truth to power on any particular issue. Then I think we really get into a AH much more dangerous situation where people are pulling their punches. That's what we're talking about here is is is a threat assessment. That's an essential part of intelligence humidity humidity to do its job being pulled because of fears of of presidential political reaction. So I hope that this. The surface sick of this will encourage hassle All of the other intelligence agency chiefs to to go through with the threat assessment and take whatever heat there is from the White House. Whatever the president has like? That's his problem. They're just telling him a truth. Hi Everyone Steve Kornacki here host of the podcast article two inside impeachment. It is official show president. Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and faces a trial in the Senate. We've witnessed in-incredibly historic moment. So what does it mean for us for for our politics in four our country will the politics of impeachment change. What can the lessons of past impeachments teach us about the future of this process? I answer these questions and more on article cool to inside impeachment search now wherever you're listening and subscribe. Thanks for listening.
NPR News: 03-20-2019 7PM ET
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from nature's way celebrating its fiftieth year seeking out the best herbal supplements. The earth has to give learn more at nature's way dot com. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Donald Trump returned today to a state he won in two thousand sixteen the president paying a visit to a tank factory in Lima Ohio where he told cheering workers, we are rebuilding the American military Trump's visit to Ohio the first of the state since last year's midterm elections. He took credit for helping to restore American manufacturing. So many years of budget cuts and layoffs today. Jobs are coming back and pouring back frankly, like never before companies are coming back into our country. They want the action production is ramping up in the biggest way. Trump also took the visit as an opportunity to once again, take aim at the late Republican Senator John McCain complaining about McCain not getting the job done for veterans about not getting thank you from McCain's family force. He put it giving him the kind of funeral. He wanted became died last year of brain cancer. The governor toured flooded areas in the northwest part of the state today. Chase Cavanaugh with member station. WHYY has the story. Governor Jay Pritzker surveyed flood damage in Manchester park, and freeport, where the river reached its highest level since nineteen thirty-three Pritzker praise local officials for their evacuation and damage control efforts and said he would provide additional support from the state. I'll be here today. But you know, I'll be back whenever this community needs more help. And of course, our emergency management officials are going to be on the ground helping every single day Pritzker declared the regional flooding a level to emergency, which paves the way for further state aid, Illinois emergency management agency has provided more than two hundred thirty thousand sandbags to address flooding across the state for NPR news. I'm chase cavenaugh in DeKalb with some signs of the US Konami may have downshifted. The Federal Reserve is extending its paws and raising interest rates and PR Scott Horsely reports. Fed officials signalled today. Interest rates may hold steady for the rest of this year in announcing its decision to leave interest rates unchanged for now, the fed pointed to signs of an economic slowdown since the end of last year those include sluggish job growth last month, slower business investment and consumers who are a little less eager to spend despite those worrisome signals fed chairman Jerome Powell says the overall outlook for the economy is still positive with low inflation low unemployment and a growth rate forecast at just over two percent. It's a great time for us to be patient and watch and wait and see how things evolve just three months ago. Fed officials were anticipating as many as three interest rate hikes this year. But many now say they don't expect any Scott Horsely NPR news, Washington. US automaker. Ford is reintroducing previously announced investments Detroit operations of the company sang today will spend nine hundred million dollars great upwards of nine hundred new jobs of the next four years as it retools a plan to build a new generation of electric vehicles. The Dow was down one hundred and forty one points. This is NPR. The United Nations spokesman says the UN intends to ask the international community for money to help deal with the aftermath of a devastating cyclone that hit southern Africa spokesman Farhan hawk saying that is one of the worst natural disasters. Hit that region. In living memory cyclone came ashore overnight into last Friday morning, and flood waters are still rising there with torrential rains. The extent of the devastation, Mozambique Zimbabwe and Malala is still being assessed the largest city in Ohio. Columbus has abolished its vice unit from member station W O S H U adore at number. Go day reports Monday night Columbus. 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11-20-19 What's News
"It's time for New Coal Sandler's what's news from Nicole Sandler Dot Com and the progressive. The Voices Network Week. Two of the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry kicked off Tuesday with testimony from Lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Vin men who serves as the the director for European Affairs for the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams. A top aide to vice president pence. Both were listening in on that July. Twenty phone call between the president of the US and Ukraine then men a purple heart recipient. Who emigrated to the US? As a toddler when his parents escaped from the former Soviet Union was under attack by Republicans on the panel who questioned his character and allegiance to the US and was even blasted by the official White House. House Twitter Account Vin been held his own as evidenced by this exchange with congressman. Sean Patrick Maloney to July tenth meeting in the White House where you heard him bastard. Astor sunland raise investigations conditioning. A White House meeting on that investigations that you thought were unduly political. I believe that's how you described them and you went to the NFC council and you reported it right correct and the later youtube. We're on the White House call. Am I right. You heard it with your own ears correct not secondhand not from somebody somebody else not hearsay. Right correct you heard the president's voice on the call I didn't and you heard him raise that subject again. That ambassador Sunland had raised before about investigating investigating the Biden's right. I did and I want to ask you when you heard him say that. What was the first thought that went through your mind? Frankly I couldn't believe what I was hearing. MM was probably an element of shock that Maybe in certain regards my worst fear. How Our Ukraine policy can play out? was playing out. Now this is likely to have significant implications for US national security and went immediately reported. It didn't you. I did why because that was my duty. You still have your opening statement handy. I do read the last paragraph for me again in the second last one I. I think my dad would appreciate this one to dad my sitting here today in the US Capitol talking to our elected. Officials is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet W union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry. I'll be fine for the truth. You realize when you came forward forward out of sense of duty that you were putting yourself in direct opposition to the most powerful person in the world you realize that I knew I was assuming a lot of risk and I'm shocked by that phrase. Do not worry and he would award it if you were putting yourself up against the president of the United States is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you can do that. And Tell Your Dad not to worry congressman because this is America. This is the country I've served and and defended all my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank you sir. That was spontaneous applause that busted out in a congressional hearing. Go figure the afternoon session brought testimony from two witnesses this is requested by the Republicans. Kurt Volcker the former special on voiding Ukraine. who had to revise his original testimony after numerous witnesses who came after him contradicted when he said hindsight I now understand that other saw the idea of investigating possible corruption involving Ukrainian company Barista as equivalent to investigating former president President Vice President Biden? I saw them is very different. The former being appropriate and on remarkable the latter being unacceptable. In retrospect I should have seen that connection differently. Charlie and had I done so I would have raised my objections now. If you thought Tuesday was exhausting get ready for a marathon Wednesday again. There are two hearing scheduled scheduled in one day. The morning begins with one sole witness Gordon. Sunland ambassador to the European Union. Whose testimony will likely be the most explosive low civil here all week? He was one of the so called three Amigos who emerged as the point men on. US dealings with Ukraine. Following the ouster of ambassador. Maria von avenge rich and May in the afternoon. It's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and Under Secretary of State David Hale but wait. There's there is more when the hearings then for the day. The debate begins ten of the candidates still vying for the Democratic presidential nomination face off in Atlanta in in democratic debate number five this one hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post for the first time all the moderators four of them. Are Women. Andrew Mitchell. Rachel Maddow Kristen. Welker and Ashley Parker will question the candidates and then it's another early day on Thursday when two more four witnesses come before the House intelligence committee the impeachment inquiry. If you're wondering why we're not seeing any of the major players from the trump administration testifying. It's it's called. Obstruction trump issued a directive telling. Staffers they are not to comply with any congressional subpoenas citing something that doesn't exist exist absolute immunity or some such nonsense. Although house investigators have dropped their attempts to get Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton to testify due to the length of time it would take to get through the courts a federal. Judge says. She'll rule by Monday. Whether former White House counsel Don mcgann must testify. Hi under subpoena to Congress. And that's just a bit of what's news for now. I'm Nicole Sandler if you appreciate these reports and the Nicole Sandler show. I hope appeal consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported. And I can't do it without your help. Find out more at Nicole. Sandler DOT COM. Please click on that donate page.
Joe Biden's Un-Dead Campaign?
"Finding the right pros for home projects can be tough and spark a lot of questions like due to the right pro for the job in seconds and even helps you get a fair price read reviews on and welcome to the forecast fast. I'm Kate Baldwin here with my colleagues John Avalon and I in a while which I was very excited about and Joe Biden's got some explaining to do we're going to tell you is the status of his campaign we shall discuss and finally forget twenty twenty everybody retain any of that let's get to Harry the latest forecast what do you have exactly I love doesn't love Mrs Doubtfire this Tom Steyer is up to nine he's up one slot anti-gang comes in at eight Amy Klobuchar Joseph Robinet Biden Juniors at number two and Elizabeth Warren the senior senator from the great so much down as Buddha judge seems to be rising a little bit he seems to be gaining ground in his campaign whereby it is now very conceivable in my mind and a real shot that he could get the endorsements get the party behind him so you this is possible as much as we could make it more complicated and in not only how to pronounce his name no name not only how to get his name in momentum our line he's going absolutely nowhere and you know but I kind of look at it this way you there is no easy path for any of them to win the nomination you can second guess pretty don't necessarily see that much distance between one and three or really one in four while there's a major drop-off so they should just be characters in this wild play of twenty and twenty am I wrong technically you wanna kind of peak in January right remember but of course just because you peak once doesn't mean you can't peak in peak again a double peak ratio. Gingrich administration was a quality at least in the minds of Newt Gingrich narrow in on one of the early states New Hampshire in the latest poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Wind Biden's drop here I mean the Buddha judgment this is now you have a series of candidates or characters as miss bogue home might say hi percent in this poll this is one of the mess freak I mean it's a mess I I live blog he's a twenty one he technically has the highest support now that's within the margin of error of Warren being at eighteen a single instance in which the leading candidate was polling this low there are seven candidates and that obviously is to you I mean you know the caucuses but not very good field this is not a there are not a lot of incredibly strong people candidates historically and in this case you've got two of them yeah you got I think is odd about this is that Bernie of course one new Hampshire last time around typically new plurality of independent voters wouldn't typically go far left but you see these two neighboring is there possibility is it conceivable that Joe Biden the one of the apparent front runners hauled into Andrew Mitchell show on MSNBC let us play his response early stage and so I'm feeling good about it. Can you lose IA Loser Hampshire and then was the heady days in two thousand eight campaign on the Republican side where one ass you know there's a compressed schedule that year and Rudy Giuliani lead in Florida we were told Florida fire will thirty five points so many New Yorkers w matters and while Joe Biden may be the only guy who can unite a he's going to need to at least be in the top three in the first and then and then he should not put too much emphasis on South Carolina elite dumb risky strategy to say you're going to win four states out yeah yes and yes a poll only twenty three percent of likely voters say they have definitely the what you said like the the big messy this is why you hate this poll and this is why because they have a breakdown of ideology I like that kind of nursery cross tab stuff that's why we're all here John percent for Sanders among moderates this guy is a the most far left candidates is that people don't actually know what these words mean or they don't paying attention at because Eddie Allergy he isn't what people vote on origins of error with this stuff but I think that this is something I have sort but voters are not just voting along ideological lines and that's what makes this so fun to watch that's been gaining traction lately that his campaign might be in trouble even sparking agree with that assessment I gotta say this is a great article by living third or fourth and money he's not leading in the early states and yet to a certain sector of folks it doesn't turn seventy seven until November twentieth I believe so you've aged him it is a great piece is the weakest front runner ever yeah maybe I mean I much of a doubt about that the polls that had Elizabeth Warren up with the exception of one have now split Holes Iowa in New Hampshire he's struggling In the endorsement racy still leads healing get bone I I refer you back to my previous bunks different you look at where he is in Iowa New Hampshire keep in mind that the only two candidates I believe in one thousand nine hundred and ninety two a little nervous point about William Jefferson Clinton so state senators win but it also means that when means less and didn't he he lost so that I think that if you don't win Iowa we the polls have been balancing so I look I if you're certainly there's still yeah I thought they were just in a different form of the another big name Democrats are nervous and looking elsewhere and yes there's historical perspective of and you also it is. I don't know if we can go as far as to say he's being more blunt in his language the well let's play the sixty minutes but yes nobody doubts that shows that they're trying if it ain't working you better fix it and obviously he was taking lines from my mother of how she they'd but I look there's something energy to fight back and so you do change tracks and you know the truth is if it doesn't really work and candidates who put themselves in front of the media as Donald Trump didn't road donald and he does very well in those formats exactly okay so play offense just like job Oh let's just expect more Yeah Art Cherry Black Di di the Diet version is truly uh-huh zooming in on a few state races that could tell a big story that's up next got Chicago Bulls Insider Casey Johnson on bleacher report still full forty eight for and you can subscribe for free at Apple podcasts that's the member ten only on adult swim a break from two thousand twenty we've got elections actually happening next week including a couple of governors races attorney Andy Bashir say joining general rather and share and Mississippi what is the state of affairs in Kentucky Look how unpopular is Matt Bevin vary election see Bevan's approval rating perhaps recovering somewhat as we head into election day as he say in the end of the Bush administration I have very little doubt that Bashir would be just a few weeks ago John Bel Edwards struggling not reaching fifty percent in Louisiana despite being very popular right heading into election day I wanNA make sure people understand the the state of the play in Kentucky is the Republican early speaking to keep it more on local issues like healthcare and this is then which is can use impeachment successfully or not to stir his base to the polls when it comes to because the take away we'll be that if you're a Republican in red state you tie yourself down trump and not surprisingly time and even the governor's races which have held out from being polarize lean to electeds the current Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and the current host because I never signed that movie. I've always my mantra that I was taught as a child I mean who wants a bronze you win a medal if you get sober you just lost out on the gold look more so he I believe the only statewide Democrat still serving at least elected governor of Mississippi but you also need to win a majority of the State House times when he's been the attorney general and run for reelection I just think it's a very the one thing I'll say is that state attorney general's tend to make more competitive gubernatorial candidates in open elections and people sucky than hood in Mississippi but again you've got to competitive races in it's good to see competitive races and states that people consider foregone conclusion standby standby and those and we'll thirty eight and Virginia State House and Republicans also have a slim majority twenty nineteen but with all one hundred thirty seats in both chambers both House and Senate and then they also of course still have the governor's mansion already bill in the state house delegates elections back in two thousand Seventeen Democrats and it's a state that has been moving to left e- even going back to two thousand thirteen art because Cancun Cinelli was the candidate that he is really right way that Democrats Democrats over performed in the state delegate races how's the delicate races in two thousand seventeen it was actually on the stuff what happens is this a situation where you're the thinking is Democrats when the when the State Ledge I just have a very difficult time matching much for listening make sure to subscribe at apple podcasts stitcher Google podcasts spotify. I'm add Kate Baldwin I'm John Avalon don't make me ask you you didn't you are not your net forecaster Anton. Emt I mean aw.
Best Of: Edward Snowden / Journalist Andrea Mitchell
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AC- advocates our guest Edward Snowden is a hero a whistle blower who exposed abuses by government intelligence agencies to others. He's a traitor leader who exposed national security secrets snowden was an IT systems expert working under contract for the National Security Agency in twenty thirteen when when he provided three journalists with thousands of top secret documents about US intelligence agencies surveillance of American citizens the revelations made snowden a wanted man accused of violating the espionage act they also led to changes in the laws and standards governing US intelligence agencies and the practices of US US technology companies which now encrypt much of their web traffic for security snowden has lived for the past six years in Russia out of the reach of American law aw he's written a new memoir about his life and his experiences in the intelligence community. It's called permanent record snowden spoke to fresh air's Davies from from his apartment in Moscow via an Internet connection will Edward Snowden. Welcome to fresh air. I want to begin with the suspicion that some have have that you are. A tool of the Russian government. Were collaborating with Russia since this happened in twenty thirteen. We've seen you know the Russian interference interference in the US election. It's collaboration according to the Muller report with wikileaks and getting stolen emails to affect the election and I think there's just just a general belief that in this authoritarian state Edward snowden wouldn't be able to live for six years unless he were useful to the Russian government. What's it's the general answer to that. I think this is for a lot of people who have sort of Hollywood understanding of how international fairs and intelligence works but the reality is even in the case of as you said electoral interference in the case of wikileaks the Muller report the United States government itself never alleges that for example wikileaks even knew that they were talking to Russian intelligence wikileaks entire system is designed so they don't know who is submitting documents and even granting that they came. I'm from Russian intelligence that that wasn't fact the case every newspaper in the world thought these were newsworthy stories the times the Washington Post everybody was reporting putting on this and when you look beyond sort of the standard examples that we look at the case of electoral interference and we looked toward my case ace there is that question if he's not cooperating with the Russian government. Why would he be allowed to stay and I think the answer here is actually quite obvious. Yes Russia doesn't need to do anything or rather the Russian government doesn't need to do anything to look good in this circumstance it shows they have an independent foreign policy to their public because I applied to all these other countries in Europe or asylum and all of their governments unfortunately could be threatened to revoke their expressions of support and this happened. This is a long and well reported campaign where every time a country started to lean towards letting me Dan it would be either the secretary of state or the vice president of the United States call their foreign ministry and say look if you let this guy in we're going to retaliate and Russians nations are very much consider themselves to a European country so if the rest of Europe is afraid to do something and Russia is not afraid to do something that makes Russians I feel good and remember we did this reverse some Russia and the Soviet Union for the last fifty years so of course if we have an example sample or an instance where the whole world sees basically the United States government is not living up to its values. The Russian government is going to be very eager. You're just underline that that's all they need. Do receive any financial support from the Russian government. No no this is one of the things that that again is a common misconception people sort of think about my life. They think I'm living in a bunker. There's rushing guards the Russian government then I have any contact whatsoever. They're paying me now. I have my own apartment. I have my own income. I live a fully independent life. I have never will will never accept money your housing or any other assistance from the Russian government you didn't exactly have typical adolescence. You ended up spending nights on the computer school. Not of great interest to you you tell the story of looking at the website of the Los Alamos National Laboratory to the did all this nuclear research and discovering that anybody with little understanding of Computers Directory Systems could get internal memos memos. You looked at confidential memos that were just available. You call the general number the lab and left a message and said this is a problem. You eventually got a callback. Tell us about that so my mother gets a little bit of a rude awakening because she's making dinner and I'm I'm sitting in the living room on this computer and she picks up the phone and says Yes yes here and she turns and looks at me and as I see her hearing the other side of the call I can't hear on her face just gets Pale and she looks at me and her eyes grow wide in. She covers the receiver and she says why can't you tell and win. I get out of my chair and pick up the phone and this this man says I'm from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory. These these are the sweetest words anyone could have told me in because I'm like. Oh thank God because I had left that message because I had called them because I hadn't really done on anything wrong. I had simply been curious as a boy scout had called this facility and said Hey. There's something broken on your website. You should do something about that. My Mother did not not punish me for this. In fact she was very proud of the fact that I told them they had weakness and their website and Los Alamos for all things once they realized I was a child mile. I think they've been expecting someone older. They said when I turned eighteen I should McCall. You had a lot of jobs in the intelligence community you were actually a CIA a officer in Geneva for a while you ended up in Tokyo after that and then Hawaii and you write that the material Israel that you distributed to journalists ultimately documented and array of abuses so diverse that nobody was ever in a position to know all of them to really to found out even a fraction you had to go looking and what set you looking was an assignment to do a presentation about China. You want to explain doing this so yeah. I'm invited to give a presentation about how China is hacking the United States. intelligence services defense contractors contractors anything that we have available in the network which I know a little bit about but not not that much about because they have the person who's supposed to be giving the presentation drop opt out so I go looking. I use my network access to pull all the slide decks all of the presentation all the training. That's previously been given. I pull all of the recent reporting on what's happening work late into the night. Seeing what exactly is it. The China is doing what are their capabilities are they hacking acking are they doing domestic surveillance doing international surveillance what is occurring and. I'm just shocked by the extent of their capabilities. I'm appalled by the aggression with which they use them but also in a strange way a surprised by the openness with which they use them. They're not hiding it. They're just opened out there saying thing yeah. We're doing this yeah. You know we're hacking. What are you going to do about it and I think this is a distinction ham. I think yes the NSA spying of course they're spying but we're only spying overseas. We're not spying on our guys at home. We wouldn't do that. We have firewalls. We have trip wires for people to hit but surely these are only only affecting terrorists because we're not like China but this plants the first seeds doubt where I see if the capabilities there perhaps somewhere hidden deep even even inside the United States government the appetite for how they can use these capabilities remains the same right so you explore or further and what do you discover about what the NSA is actually doing so over the final years of my career I see that we have the same capabilities as the Chinese government and we are applying them domestically just as they are we have an internal strategy at the NSA which was never publicly vowed but it was all over their top secret internal slides that said the aspiration was to collect all what this means means was. They were not just collecting an intercepting communications from criminals spies. Terrorists people have intelligence value. They were collecting on everyone everywhere all the time. I am just in case because you never know what's going to be interesting and if you miss it when it's passing by you might not get another chance and so what happened was every time we wrote an email. Every time you type something into that Google search box every time your phone moved you send a text message. You made a phone call. Increasingly the United States government without giving the public of so we weren't allowed to know this as a public but in secret the boundaries of the fourth amendment were being changed. This was without even the vast majority members of Congress knowing about it and this is when I start to think about. Maybe we need to know about this. Maybe Congress knew about this. Maybe if the courts knew about this yes we would not have the same policies as the Chinese government. We're listening to the interview fresh. Air's Dave Davies recorded with Edward Snowden. His new memoir is called permanent record. We'll talk more after a break and Justin Chang will review ad Astra the New Science Fiction Drama starring Brad Pitt. I'm Terry Gross and this is fresh fresh air weekend. This message comes from NPR sponsor on star. If you're ever facing vehicle theft on star can help with stolen vehicle slowdown and Onstar divisor can work with law enforcement to help locate slowdown and recover stolen vehicle quicker and safer onstar be safe out. There requires selects paid plan cell reception. GPS signal and working electrical system doesn't prevent theft damage or loss details on STAR DOT COM. Let's get back to the interview fresh. Air's Dave Davies recorded with Edward Snowden a former. It systems manager who worked under contract for the National Security Agency Eighty in two thousand thirteen he gave three journalists access to thousands of classified documents describing US intelligence agencies surveillance of American citizens businnes snowden spoke today through an Internet connection from his apartment in Moscow. So I WANNA talk about your decision to release these access to many documents to three journalists and just talk about why you took the course you did and why some critics say you had other options. One thing people full say is look. There's a system. There are inspector general's offices of each of these agencies. Why couldn't you go to them. Well this is. This is a great question. for for one we've never seen the inspector general's office actually being effective safeguard for the constitution itself we have had since. I came forward one of the inspector general employees. I believe the deputy inspector general for the NSA comportment. If snowden had come to me. I would've explained to him his misconceptions about how these programs work how these things are in fact legal how these things are in fact constitutional and maybe he wouldn't have had do this this at all the inspector general is a great resource to have if someone is a middle manager and they're engaged in sexual sure harassment or they are embezzling or something of that nature but if you have a criminal conspiracy inside not just the leadership of the NSA say but but in fact in the White House that is run by the vice president's own lawyer in the Bush Administration Dick Cheney had a lawyer named David Addington who said building this mass surveillance system. The very first instance was legal when in fact he knew that was not the case. What do you do this is asking you the hens ah to sort of report the Fox's misbehavior to the Fox himself and I WANNA point out just just real quickly. That is not a contention that these programs were illegal that these programs were likely on constitutional. That's not my assertion. That is the assertion of the very first federal court ruling of Judge Leon Liane in the wake of these disclosures prior to the revelations of mass surveillance in two thousand thirteen. The government ace said these things weren't happening be if they were happening. They were legal and see. Why are you even asking about this. In the first place the description in the book of how you worked through how you were going to release this material material and how you contacted the journalist and provided it is really fascinating. We won't have time to go into it here but I wanNA talk to you about some of the specific arrangements humaid you three journalists were provided with access to thousands of documents that you had what conditions did you impose was on their use. What did you tell the journalists about what they could do and not do when we look at what happened what produced this system of checks and balances failed and so if I come forward myself and said look this is wrong. This is a violation of the constitution. I'm the president of secrets and I'm going to decide what the public needs. No and I just throw it out on the internet which wouldn't be hard for me. I'm a technologist done this afternoon. There's a risk implied in now. What if I was wrong. What if I didn't understand these things what what if it was in fact legal or constitutional these programs were effective rather than as I believed ineffective which later was confirmed by the Obama Administration. These programs weren't aren't saving lives. They heads intelligence value but they didn't have a public safety value. At least that was meaningful so what I did was I try to reconstruct the system of checks and balances by using myself to provide documents to the journalists but never to publish them myself. People don't realize this but I never made public a single document. I trusted that role to the journalists. Decide with public did and did not need to know before the journalists published these stories. They had to go to the government. This was a condition that I require them to do and tell. The government warned them. They're about to run this story about this program and the government could argue against publication say you've got it wrong long or you've got it right but if you publish this is going to hurt somebody. I never case. I'm aware of that. Process was followed and that's why in two thousand nineteen we've never ever seen any evidence at all presented by the government that someone's been harmed as a result of these stories. That's why I believe these. Stories won the Pulitzer surprise for for public service. It's because there is a way that you can maximize the public benefit of love a free press and aggressively contesting the government's monopoly on information at the same time mitigating the risks of even a very large disclosure of documents by simply making sure that you trust the right people the right sector of society with the right system them to keep everyone honest because all of us work better together than we do alone. I will say that on that question of whether this has has harmed American interest or put people in danger there was an AP story last year which quarter spokesman for the national counterintelligence and Security Center as saying snowden disclosed posed documents have put US personnel or facilities at risk around the world and damaged intelligence collection efforts exposed to tools used to amass intelligence et Cetera they wrong. They are wrong look. I can't correct six years of lives in sixty seconds but when you look at all of those claims they're always merely allegations. The government has never put forward any evidence and they have investigated me for six years so has basically every other government on the plane clean and you a journalist know better than anyone else that the government aggressively leaks when it's in its favor so you can look at this. White House right now with these kind of if disclosures of classified information just hard stop caused damage if they created risks for us US personnel programs three quarters of the White House would be in prison right now. They're not because the vast majority of leaks while they are uncomfortable while they are embarrassing arcing or sometimes beneficial to government far more is classified than actually needs to be so yes. The government has has made those allegations and they will continue to make those allegations but look the thing that we always have to ask is what is the evidence to back that assertion and they've never provided that and I'm quite confident they never will because it didn't happen. You fully expected to be identified. You eventually at identified yourself to explain your motives as you were planning this. What kind of future did you envision for yourself. The likeliest outcome from hands down was that I'd spend the rest of my life in an orange jumpsuit but in present yes but that was a that was a risk that I had to take so now now. You're you've been in Moscow for six years. Lindsay milt has joined you. You are now married. you live in a two bedroom apartment. What kind of security precautions do you take. You didn't want to go to a studio for this thing for this interview right. You're pretty careful right yeah well. I run my own studio because you know people blast how I make my living and I give lectures I speak publicly for the American Program Bureau and Places Book May to speak about the future of cybersecurity. What's happening what surveillance conscience whistle blowing but I do you know I've I've never been the nightclub type a little bit of an indoor cat whether other I lived in Maryland or New York or Geneva or Tokyo or Moscow. I'll always spend the majority of my time looking into a screen so yeah while I'm out on the street. I try not to be recognized. I also live on much more open life now than I did back in twenty thirteen because it seems consensus has resolved that anyone who tries to kill me is only going to prove my point as somebody who's knows does a lot about the kind of information that can be gleaned from a cell phone. I'm wondering what precautions you take with your own cell phone use first off. I try not to use one as as much as possible and when I do use use a cellphone that I've myself modified it performed surgery on it. I opened up with special tools and I use a soldering iron to remove the microphone and I disconnect the camera so that the phone can't simply listen to me when sitting there at it physically has no microphone and when I need to make a call I just connect connect an external microphone the headphone Jack Right and this way the phone works for you rather than you working for the phone. I'm you need to be careful about the software software. You put on your phone. You need to be careful about connections. It's making because today most people they've got a thousand APPs on their phones. It's sitting there on your desk right now or in your hand. The screen green can be off but it's connecting hundreds or thousands of times a second if you some of your audience is listening to this on podcasts right now through for example your buds they know their screen can be turned off. It can be sitting writing in their pocket along with them. They don't even have to be looking at the phone but it's still very much active and this is the core core problem of the data issue that we're dealing with today. We're passing laws that are trying to regulate the use of data. We're trying to regulate the protection data but all of these things presume that the data has already been collected what we need to be doing is we need to be regulated to collection of data because our phones owns. Our devices are laptops even just driving down the street with all of these systems that surround us. Today is producing records about our alive. It's the modern pollution it is invisible but it's still harms us. Let me ask you one other question. You've lived in Russia for six years now. Do you see yourself making making a life there or do you hope to come home someday. A my ultimate goal will always be to return to the United States and I've actually had conversations with the government last in the Obama Administration about what that would look like and they said you know you should come and face trial and I said sure sign me up under one condition edition. I have to be able to tell the jury why I did what I did and the jury has to decide. Was this justified or unjustified. This is called a public interest defense and is allowed under pretty much every crime someone can be charged for murder for example has defenses it can be the self defense and so on so forth it could be manslaughter instead of first degree murder but in the case of telling a journalist the the truth about how the government was breaking the law the government says there can be no defense. There can be no justification for why you did it. The only thing the jury gets to consider is. Did you tell journalists something. You were not allowed to tell them if yes it doesn't matter. Why did you go to jail and I have said as soon as you guys say four whistleblowers it is the jury who decides if it was right or along to expose the government's own lawbreaking? I'll be in court the next day. Unfortunately the Attorney General at the time sent back a letter her saying you know that that sounds great but all we can do for you right now as we will promise not to torture you so. I'd say negotiations are still Lalla going although you haven't actually negotiated since the Obama Administration right right right we're we're waiting for their call. The ball is very much in the government's Court Edward Snowden. Thanks so much for speaking with us. Thank you for having me. Edward Snowden spoke to fresh air's Dave Davies from his apartment in Moscow Akao snowden. His new memoir is called permanent record. Their interview is recorded Tuesday morning soon after the news broke that the US Justice Department filed suit suit to recover all proceeds from snowden book alleging that he violated nondisclosure agreements by not letting the Government Review The manuscript before publication Snowden is attorney. Ben Wizner said in a statement that the book contains no government secrets that have not previously been published by respected news organizations wins and that the government's pre publication review system is under court challenge the new science fiction drama Ad Astra Stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut who sets out on a dangerous voyage to the outer reaches of the Solar System. It's the latest picture from the writer Director James Gray whose earlier movies include we own the night to lovers and the lost city of Z are film critic it Justin Chang says ad Astra is a space odyssey that sometimes stumbles but ultimately source the title of Ad Astra James Gray's gorgeous muddled donald and weirdly entrancing space epic is a Latin phrase that means to the stars. It's a fitting name for a movie set in the not so distant future. We're we're space. Travel has become evermore advanced. Even as planet earth is in peril electrical storms are wreaking havoc throughout the solar system and the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of skilled astronaut named Major Roy McBride played by a quietly soulful Brad Pitt Roy is a man of swift action few words and great inner calm in one heroin early action scene a high altitude explosion sends him falling to earth and his pulse barely accelerates as he deploys his parachute. Roy Moore comfortable floating in the vast sterile emptiness of outer space and he is on on solid ground where he has to deal with the messy -ness of feelings and relationships he recently split from his wife who was fed up with his workaholic and emotional detachment -ment ruin inherited both those qualities from his father Clifford McBride a legendary astronaut who vanished twenty nine years ago on a deep space mission in search each of intelligent life but one day Roy is called in by two top generals who have some startling news for him about the source of the electrical storms known as the surge major. What can you tell us about the Lima project. I man expedition to the Outer Solar System. I answer some twenty nine years ago and the commando was was my father. Sir Ship disappeared approximately sixteen years into the mission. No data is ever recovered. Deep Space Missions were halted after Roy. We have something that might come as quite a shock to you. We believe father still alive near Neptune. The Fathers Alexa believes Roy. The surge seems to be the result of some kind of antimatter reaction. Now Louima project was powered by that material and your father was charging. We're talking about a potentially unstoppable chain-reaction here and uncontrolled release of antimatter could ultimately threaten the stability of our entire sources. All life could be destroyed. Roy's mission is to travel to a military base on Mars to transmit a secure message to Clifford and persuade him to stop the surge but I you'll have to head to the moon which has morphed into a grungy capitalist dystopia a giant shopping mall surrounded by a wasteland crawling with pirates. It's there's a gripping chase sequence in which some of those mercenaries pursue Roy in rickety vehicles across the lunar surface later. There's a frightening scene aboard spaceship to Mars where Roy makes a shocking discovery a reminder that humanity's desire to conquer new frontiers can have disastrous consequences these little jolts help break up a long episodic narrative that shuffles genres it will starting out as a futuristic noir before shifting into an action action movie a paranoid thriller and finally a cosmic male weepy ad Astra can feel both overwritten and under imagined I wish there were less of Roy's incessant voice over monologue and more of a sense of how this mind-bending often downright Kooky vision of the future came to be the story becomes even and more disjointed once Roy arrives on Mars shot in a bold Red Palette by the cinematographer Hoyte van. Hoy Toma although I did love Natasha Leones Hilarious hilarious one scene performance as disgruntled Martian office worker. James Gray is often regarded as one of the film industry's last remaining classicists. It's a director of smart stirring grownup entertainments built on Hollywood's most enduring myths and John Lewis he's working on his biggest most expensive of canvas to date with Ad Astra and while the strange shows at times he also displays an ambition that feels increasingly rare big studio movies as well as a desire to Mr the audience's emotions honestly and respectfully at its best Astra Mary's the Meditative Space Odyssey of Solaris to the downriver madness apocalypse now with Tommy Lee Jones playing the movies Colonel Kurtz figure as Roy's elusive father there may be something unabashedly ridiculous about the idea of a man saving the world by traveling millions of miles to be reunited with his Long Absence Dad but it's in that mix of absurdity and sincerity that Ad Astra finally transcends its lapses and approaches the sublime like gray's previous adventure epic the Lost City of Z. This is a surprisingly is in critical portrait of Masculinity in crisis. It's about neglectful fathers and needy sons and the often unbridgeable distances between them. The most striking of the movies many effects may be Pitt's performance which couldn't be more different from his recent work in once upon a time in Hollywood in that movie pit was all swaggering physicality in Ad Astra. He's almost other worldly in his stillness. Holding the camera's gaze with is that seem contain multitudes. You shows us a man getting back in touch with his deepest emotions and makes that experience deeply emotional for us in turn. If if that's not a sign of intelligent life at the movies I don't know what is Justin Chang as a film critic for the La Times. He reviewed the new film Ad Astra Stra coming up we talk to NBC and MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about her long career covering politics and foreign affairs. She's receiving an an emmy for lifetime achievement. This is fresh air weekend. This message comes from NPR sponsor. 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She's ask tough questions to presidents and dictators and various powerful. People have tried had to get her fired. Mitchell is also a trailblazer for women journalists. She started her career in nineteen sixty seven as a quote copy boy at Kyw News Radio in Philadelphia. She became famous in the city for her tough coverage of a toughened divisive mayor Frank Rizzo her reputation for asking tough questions questions and for shouting them. If necessary has continued through her career Andrew Mitchell welcome to fresh air congratulations are new emmy. You have certainly earned earned it. It's such an honor little bit overwhelming something. I did not expect but I guess if you live long enough you get awards like this. Necessarily it takes more than living long enough. I WANNA play a pretty recent clip. I mean you are famous for asking tough questions and and standing up to powerful people not backing down not being intimidated. This is an example of that and it's from twenty seventeen about seven seven weeks after president trump was inaugurated and some kind of famous moment in your career rex tillerson than secretary of state eight had not answered questions from reporters in his public appearances and he was doing the photo op with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister at the State Department in you just just started shouting questions at him and at the end of this clip we will hear you being escorted out of the room so here's Andrew Mitchell trying to get rex Tillerson T. answer questions. Mr Secretary China has said there will be consequences for the deployment now of anti missile defenses dances in South Korea can you can you respond respond to our excuse Secretary Risch Ron. I'm trying to Mister Minister. You will be strong listening. You you got you and thank you and can you assure us that we able to more than Ukraine injure a for instance. We haven't had any time out. We leave okay describe. We're not actually seeing because this is radio. What's happening to you physically as you to answer to ask these questions you can hear the shutters of the still talkers and I'm being taken by the arm you know and just escorted out politely and they're telling me that the time is up and I'm trying. We're backing out. I'm ducking under the camera trying not to get cameras and just trying to get an answer and this had followed months ons of asking politely face-to-face in in one off the record session and then proceeding to ask you know why can't we have access. Why can't we travel with the secretary he. It wasn't taking reporters on the airplane. This was the first time since Henry Kissinger who traveled with the press corps that the State Department press corps was not in a pool traveling paying her own way with the secretary around the world and for months at least I traveled commercially trying to keep up with a military jet which was impossible and the fact that tillerson did not want the press corps to be involved really hurt him and so I went finally went to a photo opportunity and tried to get a question you heard what happened. Did you expect them to answer I did because I think that when confronted ah face to face with someone usually you could get an answer and we shouldn't have to ask questions chasing White House officials across the North Lawn after they've made an appearance on Fox News on the way back to the briefing room when the briefing room is there for daily briefings and I think that it really hurts the American people and it hurts hurts the administration if Tillerson could've amplified America's message to the world if he had taken the press with them even a trailblazer for women in journalism realism when you started your journalism career in the late nineteen sixties. Did you consider yourself a feminist. Had you thought about the lock lack of equality that women Manhattan you'd have to fight to have a career in journalism and how important it would be as a precedent to have that fight. I I was forced by circumstances to yes to feel that I was going to have to fight for it because it's the very first job that I got was being denied to me. I was ready to join the management trainee program in this Broadcast Company and they said but you can't be in the newsroom and I said why not and they said because we've never had a woman do that you can go into advertising or promotion which I didn't have any interest or skill for so i Said said well let me have a an entry level union job as a copy boy which was what they called us copy boys and they let me become the first woman copy boy ripping wire copy which was then printed on a teletype. I mean when you think of the transformations. We've had technology just in the years that I've been as part of this profession but there were no other women. They weren't role models. I can recall Pauline Frederick was the UN correspondent for NBC radio. Barbara Walters was at the today show transitioning from being kind of host to finally fighting her way to get you know past the the male anchors who stopping him from asking news questions and fortunately when I got to Washington there was Lesley Stahl and Cokie cokie Roberts and we just lost and my great friend Judy Woodruff who made so many things possible for me by having gotten to the NBC News Bureau I before I did and then being so welcoming and then we worked together on the White House beat did so many other things in the your sense what were some of the preconceptions as you had to fight about women the preconceptions at initially were that women could just not do hard news that they had to do women's social social news you know fashion food family and it was defined very rigorously. Women couldn't cover politics women couldn't cover do you know the military and better women than I proceeded me started breaking down those doors and certainly by the time I got to new. NBC Forty one years ago there was a woman White House correspondent very few others and so it was really it's still a challenge. I did consider myself a feminist because there were so many barriers had very strong mother and older sister sister and father who kept telling his daughters we could do anything we wanted to do and encouraged us in every every read venture. You've referred to the conflict. You've felt about wanting to be nice and wanting to be liked and on the other hand asking really tough questions questions and knowing that that's not going to endear you to do the person you're asking that. You'RE GONNA get a lot of grief for that. I do want to be liked but when it comes to asking a tough question I think I I don't hesitate that. Instinct takes over or determination takes over that. You never forget that your role is as a reporter I is that is that what you told your mother when she criticized you for being rude shoving questions the president well she she really didn't like that. I shouted questions at Ronald Reagan because he would be going to the helicopter coming back from Camp David from the helicopter and that was the the only chance we had when we went months without a press conference and so yes we shouted questions and sometimes he would stop often he would pretend that he couldn't hear sometimes he couldn't hear but often he would just point to his ears and point to his watch and signal that he couldn't here here but I I recall that my very first press conference with Reagan in Nineteen eighty-one I had come only a few months into uh into his administration right after the assassination attempt. I started filling in more with Judy Woodruff and the late John Palmer Hamas who are White House correspondents and I got to a news conference and I prepared a question but I was you know cautioned not to expect much because I was going to be sitting eating way in the back of the East Room you know under the cameras in the last row and he called on me and I later learned from his staff that he's actually he said when he looked at the picture book and he had not memorized the names of the correspondents none of them except maybe a few of the front row folks. He kept looking he said No. I WANNA I wanNA call him that. Nice woman keep shouting questions at me and no no and then they showed her my they showed my picture and and so that's that's the one I want to call on and they said no you don't because they already knew me but he did he so he called on me at that very first news conference. It's and thank goodness. I had a question ready. What do you consider to be your biggest showdown with the president. I think the biggest showdown I had was was actually with the chief of staff. Don Regan over Iran Contra. When I asked a question of the president at the news conference this was Reagan and it was nineteen eighty-seven I asked a question about the revelation that Israel had helped with money for the Iran Contra Contra operation illegally and he answered incorrectly and they had to put out a correction twenty minutes later while we were still in primetime in primetime coverage so right before nine o'clock news conference ended at eight thirty five. They issued a written statement. The president misspoke corrected himself. I ran out to the lawn to get it to my colleague Chris Wallace who is on the air with Tom Brokaw and got down below. The Camera Angle handed ended the statement to him so he could get it on right before nine. o'clock ran back to the small cubicle in the back of the White House briefing room that we had that each of the networks have and the phone was ringing and it was Don Regan the chief of staff cursing me out for asking the question saying he's going to get me fired. It reminded me of Frank Rizzo. The mayor of Philadelphia bullied me so much and I was really scared and there have been other instances I asked a question at a news conference conference of Bill Clinton about whether he was gonna live up to his commitment to permit gays in the military you just taken taken office and he stared down and it set off a huge storm which led to don't ask don't tell so asking tough questions. That's you know that's that's what we do. They get mad. We have to do our jobs. They don't like being pressed their scandals and as long as you're respectful and have your facts right you push ahead. How would you compare the kind of anger when Don Regan tried to shut you down to for example when president trump tries to take away White House credentials of a broadcaster or calls journalists the enemy of the people. I think it's much more profound now there have been lots of threats private threats in the past anger anger reporters individually but the president of the United States to call the news media. The enemy of the people is to tell his supporters to tell the world that is his view of of the fourth estate it is to diminish respect and credibility respect for the media and the credibility of the media area the result of this campaign which is now very targeted during the election campaign is to make people not believe us when we fact check him and he has to know that a lot of what we are reporting contradicts predicts him and it just this week said that he never said that he would meet with Iranians with no preconditions he said on camera and on twitter a week ago and so did his secretary of state and as being all the time on television. It's like he forgets that he set it in front of a camera and there's a record of what he said and it's astounding but he has a bigger megaphone info when he says fake news here dictators around the world speaking about fake fake news. It's it's term. An enemy of the people is a term that goes back to Joseph Stalin. If not earlier do you do you feel like you're boundaries have shifted a little bit in terms armed of like subjective things that you say about this president because the norms have been shattered because he's shattered so many norms because so many people are so concerned concerned about the direction is taking the country in and about you know even about war that we might you know inadvertently accidentally get into or intentionally attention get into perhaps through a tweet I mean has has changed your confidence or your ability to give like opinion or to share concern. It has changed changed my ability and I'm not comfortable with it. I was raised in journalism where you would just deliver the facts. Provide the context rely on your knowledge to say that this is likely to happen or that is likely to happen. This is true or not true but you didn't feel that every day you had to be of necessity correcting the president of the United States or the press secretary for false statements and it's not a position that I welcome at all I think his use of twitter and his acusations in the personal attacks have required us to be a much stronger in fact checking and correcting the record and it is not healthy. I don't think for us to be in this adversarial situation. It's appropriate for us to challenge and provide context but I I don't enjoy this at all but I think it's an obligation I think we owe it to our readers and viewers and listeners to point out what is true and what is not your I think five three I'm shorter than that. I know there is at least once when you had to stand on a box for for your report in order to be seen by the camera with the right shot have there in more instances of that where you stand on a box to given so many instances. I've stood on boxes all over the world. You do what you have to do. Stood on ladders. I've stood on tables. I stood on boxes but the advantage to being short because is there is an advantage is that if you're trying to be seen and shadow question at President of the United States you can crawl under they tripods of the camera crews pop up on the other side on the front line and not get in the way of the camera. How often have you done that all the time so a lot of people are crawling around the floor or used to be used to doing it yet. It's one of the things that is less than dignified but if you've got in the old days with Sam Donaldson Bill Plante these tall guys shouting questions behind the cameras. If you're five three or less you do what you have to do. Did you have to learn how to have a really big voice. I don't think I had to learn uh-huh I I. We call. The one of the chapters in my book is called designated. Chowder and that was my job for many many years at the Reagan White House was shouting and trying to be heard over a helicopter Andrew Mitchell. Thank you for this interview. Thank you for your reporting and congratulations. It's on the emmy you will be receiving next week Terry Gross. It's such an honor to be with you. Thank you so much. Andrew Mitchell is NBC's chief. Foreign Affairs correspondent sounded an anchor of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports on Tuesday shall receive an Emmy for lifetime achievement at the news and Documentary Emmy. The ceremony fresh air weekend is produced by Teresa fresh. Air's executive producer is Danny Miller our technical director and engineer Bentham our interviews and reviews produced and edited by Amy Salad Phyllis Myers Sam brigger Lauren Crandall and Rebolledo NATO Roberta shorrock moves eighty challenor and Seth Kelly Molly Seavy Nesper as our associate producer of digital media. I'm Terry Gross
Will there be a Tory revolt over Tier 3 restrictions?
"The spectator magazine combines incisive political analysis with books and reviews of unrivalled authority. Subscribe today for just twelve pounds. I'm receiver twelve weeks subscription in print and online plus a twenty pound amazon gift voucher. Absolutely free go to spectator dot co dot uk food slash voucher. Hello not coffeehouse shots. The spectators daily politics podcast. I'm isabel hartman. And i'm joined by james recife and katie balls. Well it's the morning. After the announcement that england is not going to go back into lockdown which bursts made in the commons last night katie but he did announce that a number of areas would go into a sort of de facto lockdown. Didn't they just explain what's happening. Yes so we have a situation. That lockdown is going to end on the second of december. What replaces it anything. Quite described ultimate. Liberty is is quite far away from that. We have a situation throwing back into the system. But they're bulked up his so if you're in tier two you more limited than you were pre looked into too. I think it's not quite nervous. Wait perhaps an agitated way. Take me amongst tori. Mp's to find out what i constituency is going to go in and i think tear free as you could. Argue is not going to feel that different than what we just had for the possible weeks particularly when lots of areas that we expect might be interior free property in tiffany before unto severe restrictions for awhile. I mean there are pieces of good news for example. A gyms and all shops are expected to open every ten by in times of social contact. Intensive hospitality is really quite strict. And i think adding to the sense. This isn't you know we're going to review this every three weeks. I mean they all going to review. What teheran but the idea of the tis system is here to stay for the foreseeable. Even that boris johnson is trying to use common statement yesterday to have some optimism in terms of the vaccine breakthrough oxford and thames. Were heading to what you hearing the questions and tori. Mp's you're not seeing restrictions and months on end all the way to march. And i think that that's going to become more of as attention. Once we know which areas go where there is a stop tier three campaign building on the tory backbenches james. Do you think that the prospect of the vaccine will actually make that campaign stronger because people are starting to see the light at the end of the thanh. Just want to get there now. The vaccine has all the factor in what told us opposed to westminster. I mean the general view is look. It's clear that by april fourth life back to normal so why risk overwhelming that this late stage of the crisis let. Let's drive carefully out among the the sense of april still very long way away one scene. Join me saying that these rules even in tier one not many businesses and all games all going to be able to survive until april based on trading. In this way. I think it's all further complicated by christmas. We know that they want to relax the rules at christmas i the joining forces i think they worry about. If you didn't relax it was christmas. People would make their own rules. Once wanted had that kind of widespread disobedience very difficult to go back to widespread compliance but not make things more difficult because the last thing they want to see a rise in cases going into christmas when they upset about relaxing the rules. So this is difficult. Difficult is because they're on clear criteria for where areas go the this becomes as casey was saying heresy set political choices for example. What do you do with london. Is london tier to tiffany. Obviously non-tory mp's don't it's been three bought holistically if london is interior to white is also the great cities of enor- for anti free people will say hours one roof london. Another rule for that so all of these things are become complicated. I think the government a person much easier situation if they were gonna set of automatic degrees. Yeah you had something about rising cases hospital beds some kind of form as you could use. That place goes into that fear and that was his interest here. And i think i was losing to definitely going to jockeying from tory. Mp saying well. I can live with these measures as long as moines constituencies into one not two more patches tear free identity i can so it's cova nimby ism basically from now on and the comments will be voting on this next week. Katie case stalled. Didn't sound fully supportive yesterday when he responded to the prime minister statement. Did he no. He didn't and he did raise concerns. And i mean it fits into a patented degree in the sense that kissed on even though he is supposed to some of the measures very quick to point at failings of government and where they made mistakes. I think that there is a difference. However between expressing frustration with government responded questions. I have all these methods and opposing it and i still think the strong stance in government is the labour will support these measures and therefore they can afford to have some tory rebels if somebody comes out and says we're not supporting it. That's it completely different landscape fu a number ten to deal with because i think the numbers of tory rebels than would start to really get an edgy point. But i think if you think about kissed. Almost opposition in things like the ten pm half. Unlv and that has been mended degree in this is often pointing at smaller problems for agreeing with the general stance on. I think that labor generally us restrictions in terms of how fast they would say per fool the economy and prioritizing so it's haunts t even though as much as there are some tory. Mp's your loan hoped. Labor could work with them to force the government's hand eye dating is currently what figures and government thinks. It's my sites in our next week and james. This week we have. The spending review cannot do anything to assuage tori. mp's fears where is that going to make things worse. Well we got one absolutely georgia number yesterday. Which is the amount of money this financial year ago into. Nhs trace is going to be twenty two billion pounds. That's more than the police and fire budgets put together and is just a reminder of how remarkably expensive some of these covert sunny is going to be. I think on wednesday you need to work with your life has to work out for the gonna borrowing figures. Johnson we're going to announce all be. I watering lee high. I don't think this is where we're going to begin to savings be paid back. I think one interesting thing to watch is what happens on international aid. We know the answer is keen to move away from the point. Seven and the question is how do you do that now. Mean interesting argument. Actually which is you already seen. Jeremy hall former foreign secretary. Andrew mitchell the foreign tasha's free davidson the former leader stories. All coming out saying this is not a good idea. But i think there is something difficult. Which is the tory party. We need to confront the increase new orleans seven century. He was essentially part of cold war. Peace though if you look at the defense review published last week with the big uplift in defense many however even what was promising. The tori manifest. There you see a strategic decision taken by the and basically great-power competition is back and so essentially the cold war peace dividend is over. And you need to start spending seriously on your military again i. There's a choice of the toys wished to be fiscally credible. It's something you have to make these choices. And i think it's hard to say that you can have both a ramped up heading back towards cold war levels of defense and your spending level at no point seven percent and finally that's just look over cheat the state's wet. Finally it seems the transition period. Is she going to be starting now. That donald trump given. What i think is probably the closest to a concession that we're going to get katie. What kind of appointments. So we saying. From the biden administration that are of interest to those in westminster well. We're trying to get a few remains of appointments. And as she save an entering the transition period. I think that probably the biggest names evolve. Is anthony blinken hughes biden. Sexiest state nominee. I think you also have. John kerry being reported some and he's going to be held on climate change and the environment. I think that if you're thinking about had this affects the u. k. I think the good news on the secretary of state nominee. If you're trying to find good news for could also be bad is he. Has she met. Boris johnson something. Johnson has not done joe biden so someone say there is a connection that but at the same time. Lincoln has been quite critical of brexit. I think that when people ryan point out you know where they might disagree. I mean i think anyone. Joe biden appoints being critical of brexit in kind of in because the democrats have been very critical of brexit. So i think intense that kind of appointment the government no they have appropriate at but ultimately is the position on brexit just can walkway around and goes back to a very well trodden point though. I think perhaps i made by james. Which is the idea that whether you things has the most common ground with joe biden is on the environment. And that's why cop twenty six and going forward economic krisha to that so you can see you know they'll be big f inroads of people lying carry going forwards. But i think in times of trump's concession out close to concession and we're actually effects. I mean the. Uk government made the choice. Pretty early on to start congratulating. Exempting joe biden is the winner not every government across. The world has done that. I think there is some. He thought they might for even longer. Yes if you could interviews the straight often damalf of that. Us result when it wasn't clear and dominic robb wouldn't really say anything. I'm offering congratulations. So i think it is so substantial in that sense but one of the frustrations on the case is the build up was trying to make inroads of on the democrat side. I think the uk embassy was not alone in having that problem. It was common of two. So now you'll start to get those names. I think that's been quite what behind the scenes trying to build those ties. James as been is obviously long-on biden aid critical brexit. It's not a great surprise. I think perhaps one interesting thing is he. He was educated in france. He speaks fluent french and is reported. Can quite close to emmanuel macron's team so about would definitely be seen in that light. John kerry appointment as your corporate six is putting huge store in this. Is brexit persson's coming out. In the fact that the us government is sending a former secretary of state of big hitter. To be now is is always good news. It does raise the question about whether our sharma has sufficient international star power in terms of this event. Talk salmon down the us former secretary of state former presidential candidate. Does we go out on the line for you can acquire about that. I think i mean there'll be some mutterings about that amongst some tories. You quite fancy that that role for themselves. I shall a fence. She's you know well-known in whitehall. I not be reassuring. Jake sullivan is interesting. Given his role in the iran deal and given how a uk has still maintained very european positional niran. There's obviously kind of e- free post brexit. The e i think with the uk and germany in the eu high rat work on iran. I think it will become particularly important. Vk give given the uk hasn't gone down the road of trying to set up some kind of formal foreign policy consultation with the eu that. And so we're obviously what happens. The iran deal. Jake evans point suggests back on is interesting. I also days is interesting in there is there is devoid in two thousand phone policy advisers during the campaign and as a slight volume on the china question. Jake sullivan is definitely more of a sign of thinking that the era of great power competition is back van. Some of and that could prove really quite significant. Thank you james. thank you katie. And thank you for listening
Remember My Name - 2020 Domestic Violence In Memoriam
"I don't need help. I'm not in an abusive relationship. This is just how it is for us home. It's a lie, we tell ourselves one that many in abusive relationships repeat until they believe it but there's hope welcome to I'm not in an abusive relationship a podcast about surviving Domestic and Sexual Violence. This show is about hope you will hear from survivors of abuse their stories may sound familiar. They may even Inspire hope our goal is to connect with others in these toxic relationships to offer them. Hope and was supporters of our mission anyone willing to help get rid of abuse in our culture. We also talked with the experts in the field from the officers on the front lines of domestic abuse calls to the therapy and Advocates helping survivors navigate this complicated Road of recovery. If you're in need of help, please visit our website or call our 24/7 hotline eight hundred eight hundred a month. To 3 and at this is an emergency and you need help immediately. Please call 911 welcome to I'm not in an abusive relationship with your host Claudia Paul's welcome to juice the program today. This episode of our podcast is dedicated to those victims of domestic violence victims who will not be survivors who hath lost their lives October is domestic violence awareness month and to honor those victims of domestic violence. There are many vigils that are held everywhere in the world during that month to honor those victims. So today's podcast is dedicated to the victims who have died starting in nineteen seventy one through this year victims thousand men women and children who are victims in our area to the women children and Men listed they've all died because of the determination and Desperation of one individual. To maintain power and control over another please help us. Remember those whose lives were taken and to emphasize the need for continued efforts to stop down and sexual violence. Roberta Millard from Mendon, Michigan April 28th, 1971 died at the hands of her husband Winston Millard. She was the mother of six children. And he may Washington thirty-eight years old from Three Rivers died in nineteen seventy-seven. She was killed by her live-in boyfriend length, Thomas Carl Harmon from Sturgis died in 1978. He was killed by his daughter's boyfriend Thomas Baker Lonnie Frank's from Leonidas died in nineteen eighty when he was killed by an acquaintance James Alexander Donald R A N E. Davis from Three Rivers, Michigan 1998 killed by their son Danny Davis and their home Tommy fields from Three Rivers, Michigan Dead 1981 killed by his wife after a long history of domestic violence within a relationship Pauline Christine Albie from consult eighteen. Nineteen eighty-one murdered by her husband Richard Wayne Alby while their children were present in their home Brenda Runyon from st. Joseph County. Nineteen eighty-two sexually assaulted and murdered by Paul Bell after a brief relationship Liotta Marquardt home. 71 from Edwardsburg, February Nineteen Eighty-Four killed by her estranged husband who then killed himself. Jennifer Tyson from Sturgis Nineteen Eighty-Four was murdered as an infant by her mother's boyfriend James eversole. The child died of injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Linda Van Buskirk from Three Rivers 1985 stalked by an acquaintance Ricky Moore who then killed her while she was jogging near her home. Pauline holds house 74 and her sister Mildred hack 70 from 3Rivers April 1986 killed by Pauline's 81 year old her husband who then took his own life France of Harker 53 from Sturgis, April 1986 killed by Douglas riddle and acquaintances of the family. Sandra L. E 36 from Constantine March 1988 killed by her husband while at home with their three young children. He then killed himself off Kathy Schwarz. Nineteen Three Rivers December 1988 was sexually assaulted and then murdered in her apartment when an infant child present the case remains unsolved Marsha Cozart 36 from Sturgis 1989 killed by her boyfriend Leonard. She was the mother of two children Catherine Young from Centerville. Nineteen eighty-nine killed by her nephew Rex touch all in a house Manus from Three Rivers 1990 walk by her husband while living in the Latvian Center near Three Rivers. He then killed himself. Martin Keely from Nottawa 1990 killed by his son, Larry Kelly who was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Deborah Roberts thirty-three from Vandalia July nineteen. Ninety killed by her boyfriend. She was survived by two children Rosalie. Bausman 21 from Cassopolis. Nineteen. Ninety-one murdered by her close friend Chris. Demek 27 from Kalamazoo, February 1991 murdered by her boyfriend. God Steven Rose eight months from Cass County December. Nineteen. Ninety one died by the hands of his father Brian Logan 17 from Three Rivers killed by his mother's boyfriend William Duncan. Louis Krantz 40 from Kalamazoo July 1992 abducted and killed by her husband Louis was seven months pregnant and left behind three children. Louis string 25 from Sturgis, October 1993 killed by his wife Joan string. He was survived by a daughter named Norman Hicks 22 from Three Rivers 1993 killed by his girlfriend. He was survived by his son Becky Stowe 15 from Niles 1993 murdered by her boyfriend. Her body was found in 1995 lady Monique Connelly 3 months from Three Rivers November 1994 died of asphyxiation both her parents were convicted in this case Andrew Mitchell to Chromecast. Sapless December 1994 killed by his father Michael Mitchell Talisha Melton seven years old from Centerville dead. 1995 killed by her mother hope Melton Carol nap from Montville, February Nineteen Ninety Six murdered by three acquaintances of her husband dead. Vanessa Hicks 12 Ginger Hicks. Seven, Erica Hicks 3 from Vicksburg, February 1997 died in a housefire by their father who also died in the fire James and a Rooney Schumann from Three Rivers 1997 killed by their seventeen-year-old son Douglas Schumann. Brittany beers six of Sturgis September 1997 Britney was last seen sitting on a bench in front of her home in Sturgis. She vanished and has never been found dead. The case remains unsolved Carlene raykovitz Kane 36 from Baroque 1997 killed by her boyfriend who then committed suicide a few days later. She left behind three children, Doctor Harvey Wilks 1998 killed by his estranged wife who then killed herself. Doctor Wilkes was a medical examiner of Saint Joseph College for several years in the 1990s. Charles Clark 1998 killed by his wife Brenda Clark Charles is survived by a daughter Maggie and Coleman 16 from Paw Paw Patch September 1998 killed by her ex-boyfriend who then killed himself. Monica Voight's formerly from Three Rivers 1991 killed by her husband at her Oregon home. She is survived by two children who were raised by her parents in Three Rivers Pearl Evans 48 from Decatur March two thousand died two months after sustaining extensive injuries that were inflicted by her husband Lawrence Evans off Keith Driscoll 41 his wife Kimberly Driscoll 39 and their son Corey Driscoll 12 from Marcellus, May two thousand. The family was killed by their summer weather Keith Driscoll Jr. Keith Jr. Later committed suicide. Penny Sue gloor 41 from Sturgis, June two thousand killed by her husband James blower who then committed suicide. Jeanette K. Kelly 42 from Portage August two thousand killed in her home by her former boyfriend Dale McNiel who then killed himself her two daughters escaped as a result of a safety plan their mother had made George Pluto 47 from Paw Paw August two thousand killed by John Petrucci. His girlfriend's estranged husband Patrick committed suicide when police arrived Diane Lane 39 from Pokagon Township Cass County, November two thousand killed by her husband Gregory Kane. He subsequently committed suicide Beverley Mitchell 36,000 her sister Barbara lounsberry 44 from Niles, July 2001 Barbara and her sister were killed by Beverly's husband. Larry Mitchell who then killed herself her sisters fourteen-year-old daughter and stepdaughter witnessed. The murders. Beverly was the mother of two girls. Catherine Schrock 46 from Cassopolis, August 2001 killed by her husband Dennis who then shot himself Catherine left behind two children. Lorrie Dean 39 from Kalamazoo September 2001 killed by her live-in boyfriend Dennis wolf Tomeka Al Taylor 27 from Kalamazoo September 2002 killed by her ex-boyfriend Antoine more and his girlfriend is Rashida Muhammad Tamika was the mother of two small children who were raised by tamika's mother in Three Rivers? Linda Teeters 49 from Sturgis March 2003 killed by her live-in boyfriend of two months Steven powder. Linda is survived by her three children and three grandchildren. Deborah more Foster 50 from Battle Creek March two thousand four killed by her husband Robert Foster Deborah had filed for divorce earlier in the year and had obtained a PPO against the Foster. He had been in court States earlier charged with violating the PPL Austin Thornton to from Niles November 2004 killed by his father Donald Parks Matthew Morales 36 from Battle Creek 2005 killed by his thirty eight year old girlfriend. Matthew is survived by his two daughters Denise Simpson 41 from Dowagiac 2007 killed by her exchanged husband, Michael Simpson who then killed himself. She was the mother of two children Jyoti parekh song. Evan from Constantine November 2007 was abducted sexually assaulted and murdered by Daniel Furlong a person unknown to her in the community. Calista Springer 15 from Centreville, February 2008 died in a house fire chained to her bed as a result of undetected and ongoing child abuse by her Father Anthony and her stepmother Marsha Springer. Venus Rose Stewart 32 from colon April 2010 abducted and murdered by her estranged husband Douglas Stewart Venus was the mother of two daughters. Dennis Brooks 35 from Baroque March 2014 killed by his ex-girlfriend Maria Williams. Dennis was the father of six children off Laura Steinbeck 42 from Dowagiac May 2015 killed by her husband. She was the mother of three children Alan Robert Craig. Oh fifty-nine from Edwardsburg March 2017 dead killed by his son. Joseph Craig. Oh Theresa Lockhart 44 a Schoolcraft High school Spanish teacher went missing May 18 2017 after leaving a fitness center five months later her husband Christopher confessed to her murder in a suicide note Shane Richardson 29 from Constantine, July 2017 killed by his wife's ex-husband Zachary patent office at the time of his death. Shane's wife. Galina was expecting their first child together. Lori Norman 30 from Three Rivers March 2019 her live-in boyfriend. Randall Miller has been charged with her murder and is still awaiting trial. Kelly Jean Warner Miller 43 from Sturgis May 2019, her live-in boyfriend Wade. Allen has been charged with her murder and is still awaiting trial Tanya Clarke 59 projek August 2019 killed by her husband Jason Clark who then killed himself. Listing the horrific acts perpetrated against these victims does not convey the complicated experience of torment and violence. They experienced these stories also cannot reveal to us all the ways victims protected their children reached out to various systems for help how long they were afraid beg not to be hurt or screamed for help before their lives ended these images help renew our determination to continue working toward a world free of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those mentioned here and all others who died at the hands of those who profess to love them. Thank you for listening to I'm not in an abusive relationship if these stories resonate with you in you need help, please visit our website d a s a s m i n a. Org that stasis Mi. Org or call our hotline at 808-2023. We are here to walk alongside you have you met someone who might benefit from our show please share social media email simply telling someone about it all help us spread the word help us to combat Domestic and Sexual Violence Thursday. We also welcome financial and volunteer support that information is on our website. Thank you to the staff volunteers and board of directors of domestic and sexual abuse services. This podcast is produced with the help of a committee of dedicated Advocates. Thank you to wbet radio in Sturgis, Michigan for the use of their Studio. This has been a podcast about surviving Domestic and Sexual Violence and a production of domestic and sexual abuse Services of Michigan.
Sept. 20 Hillary Clinton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. John Barrasso, HHS Sec. Alex Azar
"This. Sunday another political crisis in a year of pricing. The death of Justice Ruth Bader. GINSBURG. Many Times that I will. Do this job Long. Full steam and the Supreme Court fight ahead, I, won't be putting forth nominee next week it will be s Gorman president trump says, he wants to replace Ginsburg without delay. He's going to nominate one of those justices I'm going to vote for their confirmation but Democrats insist the Senate should wait voters. Should pick the president. President. Justice. President. Trump hopes this will up into race he's losing. But is there any evidence it will? I'll talk to former Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary, Clinton Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of the judiciary, committee and the third ranking. Republican. In the Senate John Barossa. Plus an administration at war with itself. Cova debts, hit two, hundred, thousand and president trump finding his own experts on vaccines and on face masks just facemask is more guaranteed to protect me. Against Covert. then. When I take the Cova vaccine's not more effective by any means vaccine and I called him about that I'll talk to health and Human Services Secretary Alex. Also, how the corona virus is impacting president trump's reelection chances are brand new NBC, News Wall Street Journal poll on Cova leadership, and where the presidential race stands with six weeks to go welcome to Sunday and a special edition of meet the press. From NBC News in Washington, the longest running show in television history this is a special edition of meet the press with Chuck Todd. A Good Sunday morning and a happy Russia Shana in a year of crises impeachment a pandemic social unrest collapsed economy the death. Of Supreme Court. Justice, Ruth Bader GINSBURG has now set off a ferocious political battle that could only add to a year of turmoil. Ginsburg the second woman ever on the court powerful advocate for women's rights in an unlikely cultural icon died Friday night. Days before her death, she dictated a statement to her granddaughter. My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed. She may not get that wish faced with a challenging political environment both President Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell seize the moment the president moved to replace. Ginsberg immediately promising to nominate a woman this week leader McConnell quickly reversed his twenty sixteen position taken after Justice Antonin Scalia died in February that any nominee named during a presidential campaign should await the results of the election. Putting out a statement Friday night saying president trump's nominee. Will we see a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. Minority Leader Chuck. Schumer put out his own statement that was word for word what McConnell said in twenty sixteen this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. There's so much at stake will this up and a presidential election where nothing yet has moved the numbers? What effect could this having some close Senate races particularly Republican leaning states and do Senate Republicans. Even have the votes to confirm a nominee immediately. I'm going to be talking to Hillary Clinton in just a few minutes, but we're going to begin with NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete. Williams. At the Supreme Court and Pete. Justice GINSBURG has is not. Passed away less than forty eight hours ago but it seems as if. This is moving very fast and we could have a nominee very soon. What can you tell us? Well I think that's right and of course, remember the Supreme Court term is going to start in just two weeks and the week after the election in November, the court will hear one of the most important cases of the term. The big showdown on Obamacare which the Supreme Court has twice before rescued. Now led by a coalition of red states. There's a new challenge to it. Couple of thoughts about that Chuck Number One with her death leaves the court with just eight justices which raises the possibility of tie votes. If the Supreme Court word a tie on the obamacare case, it would leave the lower court ruling intact, which went against obamacare whether they'll be a tire. Not I don't know the big question in that case is does the whole law have to fall if one part of it is in firm? I think the second question is how soon can the Senate act on a nominee normally if the time from a president's nomination of a candidate, all the way to confirmation is seventy days. We're what forty four days till the election. So that could mean a Senate vote if they follow the normal schedule after the after the election, and of course, it's possible. We don't even know who the president is going to be if there are contentious fights in the states over the election, which could end up before the Supreme Court. Chuck. Pete there seems to be two names. We're hearing the most about one a judge named. Coney Barrett and another a judge named Barbara Look. What can you tell us about these two women? Well, Amy Coney Barrett would, of course any any person that the president nominates is going to be more conservative than than Justice Ginsburg was but in some ways, she would be the polar opposite of Ruth Bader Ginsburg because she's a pretty clear opponent of abortion and that may be a key point for the president. He'll want to nominate somebody who is determined to overturn Roe v Wade. Remember. We're going to have six. Five conservatives now, if the president gets another nominee, six conservatives for the court would be a solidly conservative. For decades to come. Pete Williams at the Supreme Court this morning Pete Williams. Thank you and now joining me now. Is NBC News Capitol Hill, correspondent Casey Hunt. So Casey What's realistic here you heard Pete Williams say the average time is over we're forty four days from the election. Ironically the last time somebody got nominated and confirmed in less than forty four days was Ruth Bader Ginsburg who actually had happened in forty two days. What's the realistic time line on Capitol Hill? Well Chuck. I. Think that the person you want to watch this is obviously Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, and while there are practical questions about the timing, there are also political questions and I think that is going to drive every conversation and every decision about this. There are two things Mitch. McConnell cares about maintaining the Republican control of the Senate, which of course is on the line coming up on election day. And getting a conservative Supreme Court. So you think about it in those terms, there are some political arguments for waiting until after the election to have a vote on the floor of the Senate there are also political reasons to try and have a confirmation hearing before election day that would keep this in the news on the front burner. It's something that traditional Republicans perhaps Republicans who have problems with President trump would have. Supported the party for a long time, it's something that matters to them quite a bit and many of these Republican Senate candidates have been running a couple points in polls behind where president trump is against Joe Biden and Republicans see this issue is something that could help them there. But of course, the outcome of the election could then also drive this because the next question is does Mitch. McConnell. Have the votes and There is a certain element of risk in waiting until after election day because if Joe Biden were to win in a landslide and many of these Republicans were to lose their seats that may take McConnell's goals out of tension. He would maybe no longer have to worry about maintaining the Senate majority, but it might mean that some of those Republicans who lost would have a different calculation about how to handle this chuck. Casey Hunt I, think you laid it out there very well the timeline that we're headed for. Hearings first, and then we'll see what happens on Election Day Casey. Hunt. Thank you. And joining us now is Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee senator. Klobuchar welcome back to meet the press and and first off thanks chuck. Condolences. To you and as an attorney, what do you believe is justice Ginsberg's most important legacy. That, she'll be remembered for. She was a hero, an icon, a woman way ahead of her time you know when people told there, oh, you can't even go to law school. She shows them in graduates number one in her class as she made landmark decisions chuck on equal rights for women when people said Oh no, you should have a man argue that case and then she ends up on the very court that she argued in. Front, and again, became really an international rockstar in her eighties that is not easy to do with the name notorious RPG my daughter like so many young people just worship turn we at one point had photos taken together and she said to me mom I hope you don't mind I'm GonNa cut you out of this photo I just want the picture to be me and the notorious. RPG. FACEBOOK page She is someone that we must continue her fight That's what this is about for me. Or well, let's talk about the current politics of this moment a besides campaigning besides political pressure. Is there a mechanical way that Senate Democrats something in the Senate rules could somehow prevent this nomination from going forward. I'm not even getting to the Senate rules right now chuck for for a very important reason. I'm not going to concede that when you already have several of my colleagues saying that this should the way this happened. So close to the election that the next president should be able to make the decision the people pick the president and the present picks, the justice that is how this works what Abraham Lincoln did. The last time someone died this close to the election he waited he waited until after the election to. Me The fact that you've got people voting right now including in my state everything is on the line heal healthcare is on the line. There's literally going to be an argument on the affordable care act whether or not people will continue to have healthcare not get kicked up for pre existing conditions on November tenth. So I think my Republican colleagues are the one they have to decide based on what they said before they set this new president in the last in two thousand sixteen and they've got to follow their own words. But in your mind which which president is wrong the one they set and sixteen or the one they're trying to create now. For me. Whatever happened before ancient rules whatever it is what matters right now is that they just made these statements. They're not beholden to Mitch McConnell they're beholden to the people that voted for them in their own state and as people. Genuinely, it's. Literally these hearts broken by Justice Ginsburg stat showing up at the courthouse I'm telling you people are voting in record numbers. They were doing this before she died. We know this week how many people have been asking for mail in ballots we know the numbers we know that Joe Biden is leading states than people never thought. He could even win because people have had it. They've had it with the president. That divides people they've had we've reached two hundred, thousand deaths with this pandemic. So if my colleagues WANNA look themselves in the mirror and say, what did I just say the last time this happened what's the precedent I sat? What should I follow they? Each have to make an individual decision and so for me, that's what this is about. It's about justice about moving forward as the Senate and a democracy. All right. Well, let me ask you this Senator Schumer. Told you guys on a conference call night nothing is off the table for next year if leader McConnell pushes through this nomination, what does that mean to you? What is nothing off the table? This is packing the court is getting rid of the filibuster is this DC statehood in Puerto Rico statehood? What is what is nothing off the table? What is that define that for us? I, think he's talking about the fact that there's reforms that we've all looked at that. You could consider you and I have talked about this before on the show. But again, I'm not going to concede this. This is the the position of a woman who never gave outright when people told her, she couldn't do think she kept going. Well, I'm not going to give up that some of my colleagues here when we already have three of them, three of them having said that they believe that the next president whoever wins the election they're not saying who that's going to be whoever wins the election should be able to pick. Then, we can talk about the reforms because what this matters right now is what mattered three days ago before she died and that is people have to vote and they vote and they have to vote as Michelle Obama said like their life depended on it. Well, I. Think you think they're going to do that. But as you know trying to get some folks to stick by their word is something that seems to be very hard these days. So again, assuming you don't get that there's going to be confirmation hearings before Election Day. Do you think you can stop confirmation vote before electronic? Again as Senator Schumer says, there's a lot of things we can try to do. But in the end I'm not going to concede any of that because my colleagues and I have I do have some facts on my side here you have a number of them that haven't said what they're gonNa do you have a number of them that have already said that the next president should make the? Decision, you have the president of the only time injustice died this close to an election Abraham Lincoln was president and he made a decision to wait until after the election and you have the fact that the people are voting right now and I think that creates pressure on my colleagues. Honestly that's what a democracy is about. They don't want to have the affordable care act thrown out and. When you have hundreds of millions of Americans with pre existing conditions, are you kidding me? That's in front of us they don't want to have more. Money thrown into our elections or wild fires are blazing on the west coast they don't want to have other. Justices. That are so conservative that they literally have said well, you know maybe agencies can't make decisions to regulate. Water now they have an America that reflects them. Senator Klobuchar Democrat from Minnesota on the Senate Judiciary Committee so there's hearings will be seeing a lot of you. Thanks for coming on insuring your perspect- you look forward to seeing you again chuck thank you. For years ago, Antony Scalia as death nine months before the presidential election left a vacancy at the court. Republican senators were very clear. Confirmation of a new justice had to wait for voters to decide the next president. The American people are about to weigh in they campaign is already underway voters are going to get to weigh in. It's about the principle that you don't do this in an election year the American people will choose let the American people consider it as part of deciding who to support in November. That was when Democrat Barack Obama was in the White House. Now, many of the same senators you just saw are saying, don't wait president trump should get to choose GINSBURG successor immediately that it does include my next guest he's the chair of the Republican conference in the Senate. It's John Barrasso of Wyoming Senator Baraza welcome back to meet the press, and before we get started the politics want to give you a chance. What do you think Justice Ginsburg? Remind. Really a heroic and historic figure. This is a great loss for our country. You know here in Wyoming, we think of her as a trailblazer in so many ways because she had the western spirit of Grit and endurance and determination showed that every day she was a role model for many and you might not believe his chuck but for Young Women on my staff who went into the law. She was an inspiration for many of them. She inspired a generation and I think she is going to be long remembered for the trail that she blazed. Center get into the politics for years ago you were emphatic on various ways you said that you heard in that list of clips you would add on a different times I want to give the American people voice in this Why don't you want get the American people have voiced this time I let's be very clear if the shoe were on the other foot and the Democrats had the White House and the Senate, they would right now be trying to confirm another member of the Supreme Court. You don't know that posing is completely consistent completely consistent with the precedent what happened two, thousand sixteen, and let's go back. We were following the Joe Biden Rule Joe Biden was clearly it was clear when he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee and he said when there is a Senate of one party and a White House of the other and he said this George Herbert Walker Bush. He said if there's a vacancy in that final year, we will not confirm and that's what we did Eric Garner but twenty nine times chuck. There have been vacancies in the year of a presidential election and if both the White House and the Senate are of the same party, they go forward with the confirmation. I scoured I have scoured all of these two thousand sixteen notes looking for these footnotes that have been added. Now, you guys have this this new explanation never once on the Senate floor when election is just months away in two thousand sixteen said that people should be allowed to consider possible supreme. Court nominees is one factor in deciding who they'll support for president there shouldn't really be controversial. Then you said this is not about the person it's about the principle. Involved and I want to give the American people voice in this I- Republicans have said there would should not be bitter political fight. We have called on the president to spare the country despite the best way to avoid the fight is to agree to let the people decide senator. These are your words not once did you say Oh, it depends on what party the Senate holds versus the part of the president. This just sounds like a power grab pure and simple. Well it is the Biden rule and this is the way. This is the president of the country. Byron rural and you haven't had since eighteen, eighty eight when a party of the Senate and the how and the White House were of different parties that anyone's was confirmed and that was the situation with Merrick Garland Chuck Schumer said the same thing at the end of George W Bush's term that if the vacancy occurred with the President Bush, Republican in the White House and the Democrats under Harry Reid, and Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate that they would not confirm. But now when you have both parties in the White House and the Senate, historically, the confirmation goes forward and that's what's going to happen here. I'll tell you WANNA play. I. I want to end the president's GonNa, make a nomination I. Believe this week I and Look I get the center nobody nobody in the Senate Republican conference was arguing these fine footnote points that you and your other colleagues argue now I wanNA play a clip for you from twenty eighteen from Lindsey. Graham ticket listen. If. An. Opening. Comes in the last year of President Trump's term. And the primary process is started. We'll wait to the next election and I've got a pretty good chance being on the record. Yeah. Alright. Hold the take. Senator I guess the question is, should viewers wind should should viewers just not believe anything you're saying today because whatever you're saying today will change depending on the politics of the moment. Well, I can tell you what's going to happen chuck for viewers who were watching the president is GonNa, make a nomination I. Believe it's going to be this week and Lindsey Graham Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. We will hold hearings and there will be a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. This year president has a list of potential nominees He's mentioned several of. Them last night it is a and I think I. Really do think that if the president really wanted to make powerful positive statement by coming fourth with a woman nominee there many qualified women on his list somebody who could then be a role model for future attorneys for young women and young men looking into the law I think that would be the right move for this president soon. Senator I, want to just quote you back to yourself one more time we have called on the president to spare the country this fight the best way to avoid this fight to agree to let the people decide give the people a voice. Why is it that this This principle only matters when a Democrat is in the White House. It's not that at all shape we're if if we did something different now. We would be breaking with the president that has long been established it if the president and the Senate or of the same party. Senate you move along with confirmation up. Let me just say this one thing because you brought this up. With amy and and Chuck Schumer. Chuck Schumer has been very clear. The Democrats have been very clear if they win the White House and the Senate all bets are off, they are going to blow up the filibuster they are going to use the nuclear option they are going to. Stack, the Supreme Court they've talked about raising the number of. Supreme Court is so even though Ruth Ginsburg said it's a bad idea. She said it would politicize the court and she said nine is the right number you asked me if I believe it the Democrats Schumer have a war room they have been at this for a long time. These are the promises that they have made including stacking the senator by making the District of Columbia thrashing. Yeah but you have no regrets that Senate. Republicans. Are GonNA look like hypocrites forty four days before the election for just a complete flip flop to the average. American. I, mean I know you're trying to come up with these. Nothing about it makes any sense to the average person. This is the consistent principles and policies that have been followed to the history of the United States when twenty nine vacancies occurred in years of presidential elections were going to be consistent with all of that. But you're right there's an election coming up every Senate candidate and every senator speaks for himself or herself as chairman of the conference I have great respect for that. Each one is going to be called upon to make a decision and in their role as our advise and consent the president is going to nominate and we're GonNa vote this year chuck. Senator Barrasso Republican from Wyoming number three in the Senate I appreciate you coming on and sharing your perspective with us. Thank you, sir. Thanks Chuck. When we come back, I'll talk to the person who suggested Bill Clinton Name Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. It's former first lady secretary of state. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Hey Guys Willie geist here reminding you to check out the Sunday sit down podcast on this week's episode I sit down with. Grammy. Winner DJ calendar to talk about his rise, the son of immigrants to a hip hop empire. Latest self titled Album and his keys to quarantine over the last few months. You can hear our full conversation right now on the Sunday, sit down podcast get it for free wherever download yours. Welcome back as you probably know by now, President Bill, Clinton who introduced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the general public and named her to the Supreme Court. But what do you know who introduced Bill Clinton to Repeater Ginsburg? Well, it was then First Lady Hillary Clinton who had been closely following Ginsburg's career and thought she'd make a fine Supreme Court justice, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee joins me now secretary. Clinton welcome back to meet the press and I love for you to take us take us back to that to those conversations you were having with President. Clinton at that time and just what made you advocate for? Ruth Bader GINSBURG. Well Chuck. I had. Known. Ruth Bader GINSBURG for a number of years and I had followed her work. I was a great admirer of her groundbreaking litigation both as a lawyer and a law professor. And I knew that she had served on the Court of Appeals appointed by President. Carter. With great distinction. Not only because of her razor sharp intellect and her ability to frame arguments to make them effective. But how well she got along with her colleagues including at that time Judge Scalia before he was elevated to the Supreme Court, she just seemed to me to have all the attributes that bill was looking for. Someone who could get to work right away someone who could work with the other justices someone who could really break ground as a Supreme Court justice. So You're right. I recommended that in addition to the long list of names that he was being presented with he take a very hard look. At judge INS Berg, and I want to add that probably her most effective advocate was her husband. Marty. is been written and said in the last days about. Justice GINSBURG stellar. Record as a lawyer. But her love affair her long marriage with her partner. Marty was really a sight to behold and he was he was in her corner from the very moment he matter at Cornell. To the very end and I was delighted when Bill said, well, I'd like to meet her and and sit and talk with her, and so we arranged for her come in very carefully under the radar on a Sunday and they have the best conversation. It was like a masterclass in a constitutional analysis and at the end he told me wow she she really is the real deal. Let me go to the the politics of the court, but I don't WanNa just do it through the last four years. I want to go back to one title I use former senator. You were there for eight years of these judicial wars which now seem. So they look like little skirmishes to where we are today. How broken is this process? Oh it's. Absolutely broken chuck and I I was able to. Watch your your previous interviews. With senators. Globe. Charen Barosso. And Sarah Barossa is you know doing a An epic job trying to defend the indefensible The system has been broken for quite a while but clearly the decision that Mitch McConnell made back in two thousand sixteen in the midst of that presidential election. But at a much earlier time when Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away. Is, what should be the standard now they talk about well, you know we had other standards before. Well, they made a new president and that new precedent which they all defended incredibly passionately. is to wait for the next president that is to make the nomination. As you clearly heard that is not what they are intending and it's another blow to our institutions. What's happening in our country is incredibly. Dangerous. Our institutions are being basically undermined by the lust for power power for personal gain in the case of the. President or power for institutional gain in the case of Mitch McConnell. At the cost of. Insuring that are institutions withstand whatever the political winds might be but they made this decision back in two thousand sixteen and they should be held account for it. You know I'm curious. No. Can we ever get to a point where they'll be detente in this because you heard Senator Berra's rationale, he's predicting richer behavior and it reminded me of the movie minority report, and that's a scary process if we started dating future behavior. That that that leads us into horrible direction. But when you rationalize on that, how do you ever get a detente in these political worse? Chuck. Look I. Think we're. At a a very dangerous point in American history and there's been a concerted effort as you well know going back decades now to turn the clock back on a progress that has opened doors to. People otherwise left out and marginalized women minorities obviously There has been a very well funded effort led by groups like the Federalist Society and others. To use the courts to undo going back to the Board of Education the Brown v Board of Education decision if you listened carefully and of course, there was so much going on people didn't necessarily pay attention to a lot of the hearings of the nominees for district and Circuit Court. judgeships. It was shocking in not only did an unfortunate number of them have absolutely no experience that would qualify them for the federal bench but a number of them would not even say they agreed with Brown v Board of Education or with other precedents, and it's not just a question of choice It's a question of whether we're going to continue the move toward progress by which we mean a more perfect union that everyone has a place in and the rights to participate or not and I think people need to understand that this court decision is critical to that future. Secretary Clinton I, appreciate you coming on sharing your own personal memories of justice. Ginsburg, in your perspective and all of this Thank you very much. Thank you. And when we come back to women who justice Ginsburg as well as they know Washington in some thoughts about what might happen next my colleague Andrea Mitchell and NPR's Nina Totenberg. Welcome Jack Back I'm joined right now by two people who knew Ruth Bader Ginsburg very well, and have pretty good idea of how Washington works to Nina Totenberg is the American legal affairs correspondent for National Public. Radio. She's a leading expert on the Supreme Court and was very close a very close friend of Ginsburg and of course, Andrew Mitchell that she point affairs correspondent well as the senior Washington correspondent for NBC News and she was also good friends with Kuenssberg. Welcome to both of you Nina I I'm sorry I know this has been very hard on you. You were with their last week delivering food. Just tell us a little something about these last few weeks. Justice GINSBURG was fighting here. Well she was very weak in the last few weeks suddenly she really seemed to. Deteriorate and but I did have dinner with her not two weeks ago we brought dinner over to the apartment. And she was still very much herself. You know in the last days when she knew she was the end was near, she dictated this statement, her granddaughter and there were other non familial. Witnesses in their room. So this isn't just granddaughters view, but the grand granddaughter Clarence could down and it said my most fervent wish is that. I'm not be replaced until after the election and and the installation of a new president meaning whoever that is from the election. And was I. think she was really worried about what's happening now about the Maelstrom, the election maelstrom that puts the court in the center of things, and that is what I think scared her. Andrew Mitchell you said this could be I. Think we were quoting earlier basically the most ferocious political fight in the history of Washington. Explain. And picking up on what Nina said. This is exactly what she had hoped to avoid. This is what she was trying to outlive frankly, and she loves the court more than anything. She was an `institutionalised and she loved collegiality she said in. In two thousand, sixteen op Ed for the New York Times with the Times reprinted just today that clea jollity was central to the mission of the court that was, of course, her relationship with Justice Scalia 'em with other justices. Note the statements, the statements that they all issued yesterday were so personal these were not pro forma. Clarence Thomas, and his wife, all of them on opposite intellectual polls and political polls. But this was a really close relationship and I think she would just hate this. But I think this fight when you have the hypocrisy that the Democrats You were saying to senators, Bourassa, look at Lindsey, Graham, looking all the things that they said there's no precedent going back to Abraham Lincoln of anything happening this quickly. Me and I want to talk about a four, four court and the. For the short term here particularly post election in healthcare law suit I'm curious does this make John Roberts even more powerful? Chief justice already, pretty powerful but considering he seems to be the only one that might swing on anything. Well a four four include him to pull the affordable care act. But he's powerful in the that he could. I suppose suggest to the court and I think they might likely go along with it that. They would wait till the next the next per citizen stalled the next justices installed and that that the in that case in all likelihood of nothing is certain that individual would be the deciding vote there have been. this is essentially the third major challenge to the affordable care act in every other one. Roberts wasn't the only one Roberts was in the in the first case, held the mandate, not the mandate but the the the mandate as a tax, and then in the second case, it was six to three with Justice Kennedy joining Roberts. But Justice Kennedy's retired. Now the court if Roberts stuck to would before four as pizza'd earlier the lower court decision would stick. But that wouldn't necessarily mean anything it might not stick for long a lot depends on who gets elected whether there's a new law. Republicans have not proposed new law a you know I mean and With those kinds of assurances in in the law. Andrew Mitchell conventional wisdom is big court fights help. Republicans because it fires up their base, I saw released overnight that in two thousand, eight hours, democratic campaigns of all sorts. By Act Blue I think they raised some ninety one, million dollars in two thousand eight hours is that conventional wisdom going to be flipped on its head? It could well be look at the thousands of people have been turning out on the supreme, court steps and it became a national movement last night, the prayers, the song, the flowers, the young people this could govern as young women look at the celebrity of notorious R.. And you know I'm also when I think about her I, think so much about Mardi Ginsburg I think about what he meant to her and she said early earlier in her life was that he was the first boy whoever cared about the fact that she had a brain that is so central to who she was the discrimination she faced the discrimination she shared with Sandra Day, O'Connor with bonded them the her loneliness is the only woman on the court women react to that. So this could galvanize the suburban women that Donald Trump really needs Andrew Mitchell Nina Totenberg I really appreciate both of you coming on here. I. Apologize a little little tight for time but I'll tell you one thing convinced me I wish more more of our elected officials acted like members of the Supreme Court. They clearly are a bit more collegial than the rest of our politics anyway. Thank you both. When we come back, we're going to change gears a little bit. I'll talk HHS secretary Alex about the coronavirus death toll hitting two hundred thousand in the US and about the war between president trump and some of the scientists plus brand new. NBC News. Wall Street Journal poll on the presidential race settings. Welcome back, we have a brand new NBC News Wall Street Journal poll out this morning just over six weeks before Election Day Joe Biden is maintaining a very durable eight point lead among registered voters fifty one to forty, three over president trump while that's down slightly from July still outside the margin of error by a huge margin fifty, seven to forty voters disapprove of. President Trump's handling or mishandling of the coronavirus. Our poll shows the highest level of interest ever though for presidential election campaign ever eighty percent and just eleven percent say their vote is still up for grabs and that has left only twenty nine percent say three debates will be important in helping them decide their vote. That's the lowest number we've ever recorded on this question. One of the most remarkable things about this campaign is how resistant is to events in our polling Joe Biden's lead has held steady most of the year and here's what going back more than two years. Nothing has moved president trump's approval rating in our poll, not his siding with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies. In Helsinki not impeachment not the growing toll of deaths. From the corona virus and not the economy whether it was booming or collapsing through it all president trump's approval rating has sat consistently for two or three years between forty three and forty six percent, which may suggest that no matter how ferocious the fight over justice GINSBURG seat may get. You may have very little impact on the voting which by the way has already begun. When we come back, two, hundred, thousand Americans are dead from Covid nineteen and the trump administration is still arguing with itself over sons. HHS Secretary. Alex. Jones. Welcome back all the news about justice. Ginsburg was the fact that confirmed deaths in the United States from the corona virus. Sadly, hit two hundred thousand officially yesterday with roughly forty thousand new cases a day the administration still seems to be arguing with itself last week president trump contradicted his own CDC director on the on the time line for a vaccine an on the value of face masks we also learned that the White House scuttled a plan to deliver six hundred and fifty million facemasks to hard hit areas in the spring because at. The time they thought it was going to create panic and there was a report that looser guidelines for testing that were written by health and Human Services officials over the objections of CDC's scientists. Those guidelines were reversed on Friday after those a couple of those officials have been dismissed. So joining me now is the secretary of Health and Human Services Alex as our secretary as I really appreciate you coming on this morning. Thank you. Glenn I want us to start with something you. I want to start with something you said to me the last time you were on on. June. Twenty eighth to take a listen. The window is closing we have to act and people as individuals have to act responsibly we need to social distance. We need to wear our face coverings if we're in settings where we can't social distance particularly in these hot zones. So you said that in June twenty eighth. One hundred twenty one, thousand deaths. Then we've had eighty thousand more sense. As. The window closed. Absolutely not chuck in fact, we've seen incredible progress. Thanks to the vigilance of the American people they responded to that call to practice the three ws of Wash Your Hands Watch your distance where your face coverings we've seen a almost fifty percent decline in cases fifty percent decline in hospitalizations, even greater decline in fatalities since the highpoint. So the American people have stepped up to the plate and responded to President Trump's and my call to action to individual responsibility, and that's what's bridging us to now the real promise that we have next generation therapeutics and FDA Gold Standard Vaccines in the months. Ahead. Should do. It sounds like you consider the death toll which sits two hundred thousand and it looks like you know I'm curious what you believe will be at the end of the year. Is that a sign of a of a successful strategy by this administration you believe that that is a that is a sign of a successful pandemic response. Chuck those those were your words I mourn the death of any American from this absolutely unprecedented pandemic. I remember though that Dr Burks and Dr Vouch have said that if the president had not taken the aggressive actions that we took, we could have lost as many as two million Americans. So we don't want anyone to die in this country from this disease, but the aggressive actions closing our borders shutting down our economy. Controlling most of the global supply of Rum Desa, they're bringing convalescent plasma to people changing the death rate of people seventy and over and hospitalization and April from over thirty percent to now down near five percent. These are the changes that should bring people hope for the future as we look to monoclonal antibodies, an FDA approved gold standard vaccines in the months ahead. Mister Secretary went to see if you could clear something up for us. As you know, there was that report this week do freedom of Information Act requests. We got a copy of a press release that the United States postal. Service was going to be sending out in April that said in conjunction with your. HHS There was going to be up up to six hundred and fifty million reusable mass sent to the hardest hit areas, and then the implication was the White House decided against this you eventually the masks were sent to various organizations but that the White House decided to nixed the idea of mailing masks essentially to the American people was that a mistake which I've actually glad you asked about that thanks to the incredible foresight of Dr Bob Cadillac or Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Ren Response in the early days of the pandemic, we worked with Hanes and other clothing manufacturers to retool their equipment and actually start. Pumping out these reusable cloth face masks and we distributed six hundred and fifty million of those to the hardest areas. At one point we thought about shipping them to every American through the postal service but the decision of the task force instead was send them where they can be use most to the to the hottest most active areas. So we got six hundred and fifty million masks that it was just through a different mechanism getting them where they're needed most, and we just recently got about sixty million face coverings these cloth face coverings in a smaller size out to kids especially in schools in underserved areas. But what? One of the assets of sending mass to everybody would have been. It would have sent the message that masks are important at a time when the president was disputing whether he should be wearing a mask. Well Chuck. We got six hundred, fifty, million mass out to where they're needed most I think that's what matters get him to the hot spots, get them where they can add the absolute most value and you know we've been calling for the use of face covering since the middle of April when the president put out his guidelines for reopening America, we've been emphatic about the three WS, wash your hands, watch your distance and wear your face coverings when you can't watch your distance. Secretary are you have done that but I want to play for you a quick exchange here between Dr Redfield and then president trump take a listen. I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Cova. Then, when I take a co- vaccine if I don't get an immune response vaccines, not going to protect me this facemask will now I think he made a mistake when he said that it's just incorrect information. And I called him. And he didn't tell me that I. Think you got the message maybe confused. The. American public listen to when it comes to masks you and Dr Redfield or the president. So Dr Redfield I think has made clear that he really believes in the value of vaccine that safe and effective the mass or not the equivalent master import. They're an part of the strategy especially in dealing with a symptomatic disease, the president has made that clear I think the point the president was making is there's not an equivalence between mass and vaccines we use mass as we do mitigation tactics to bridge to the day of those vaccines but the vaccines. are still the endgame that we're headed towards and we have just made absolutely historic progress towards getting these vaccines. You know if we had said back in January that by the end of this year, we'd have a hundred million doses likely of FDA gold standard vaccine in the United States people would have laughed at that and yet we have mobilized the entire government and the public and private sector, and this is a realistic possibility for this country now, and we should be celebrating that we're on the cusp of that level of hope and achievement for this country. Very quickly sector as our Michael Caputo who was your spokesperson or the agency spokesperson over there. His background, he had no background in public health, not really a lot of background and. Background. Was that your decision to hire him or did the White House make you hire him? Well, I'm not going to get into personnel, matters and Mr Caputo's now on medical leave for a physical condition or thoughts and prayers are with Michael. He added value and helped with our covert response. But we've got a great team in our public affairs group and we're going to charge forward with providing fair balanced accurate information to the American people about the coronavirus virus response and preparedness activities. Secretary as our I really appreciate you coming on. It's been a busy day a busy weekend and I, appreciate your time spending with us. Thank you Sir thank you. And that's all we have for today as I said, it's been a busy one. Thank you for watching. Thank you for trusting us. We'll be back next week because if it's Sunday it's meet the press. Hey everyone it's Chris. As you know these days I find it helpful to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader look at the issues. I haven't had time to cover my TV show all in everything from the legacy of racism in America to how community and creativity can flourish amidst a pandemic to how Democrats could win in Deep Red America I do it on my podcast. 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In Memoriam: Reading of Victims Names for Domestic Violence Awareness
"I don't need help I'm not in an abusive relationship this is just how it is for us it's a lie we tell ourselves one that many in abusive relationships repeats until they believe it but there's hope welcome to I'm not Thomas Baker Lonnie francs from Leonidas died in nineteen eighty when he was killed by an acquaintance Thomas Carlyle harmon from sturgis died in nineteen seventy eight he was killed by his daughter's boyfriend you'd efforts to stop domestic and sexual violence Roberta Malarde from Mendon Michigan April twenty their son Donnie Davis in their home Tommy Fields from three rivers Michigan Nineteen eighty-one killed by his and from Saint Joseph County Nineteen eighty-two sexually assaulted and murdered by Paul Bell after a brief relation the eighth nineteen seventy-one died at the hands of her husband Winston Malarde she was the mother of six children violence victims who will not be survivors who have lost their lives. October is domestic violence awareness month and to honor those halls welcome to the program today this episode of Our podcast is dedicated to those victims of domestic victims of domestic violence. There are many vigils that are held everywhere in the world during that month to honor those victims so today's podcast to maintain power and control over another please help us remember those whose lives were taken and to emphasize the need for continue nineteen eighty-one murdered her husband Richard Wayne Albie while their children were present in their home Brenda run yeah a chip Liotta Marquardt seventy one from Edwards Berg February nineteen eighty-four killed by her estranged husband who then killed himself does dedicated to the victims who have died starting in nineteen seventy-one through this year victims those men women and children who are victims comes in our area to the women children and men listed they've all died because of the determination and desperation of one individual James Alexander Donald Ray in need Davis from three rivers Michigan Nineteen Ninety eight killed by wife after a long history of domestic violence within a relationship Pauline Christine Albie from Constantine any may Washington thirty eight years old from three rivers died in nineteen seventy seven she was killed by her live in boyfriend Langton injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome Linda Van Buskirk from three rivers nineteen eighty five stocked by an acquaintance Ricky more they even inspire hope our goal is to connect with others in these toxic relationships to offer that hope and was supporters of our mission anyone willing to help get rid of use our culture we also talk with the experts in the field from the officers in the front lines of domestic abuse calls to the therapist and advocates helping survivors navigate Jennifer Tyson from sturgis nineteen eighty-four was murdered as an infant by her mother's boyfriend James ever soul the child died who then killed her while she was jogging near her home pauline holes house seventy four and her sister mildred hack seventy from three this complicated road of recovery if you're in need of help please visit our website or call our twenty four seven hotline eight hundred eight two eight two zero up to three and at this is an emergency and you need help immediately please call nine one one welcome to I'm not in an abusive relationship with your host Claudia mm sturgis April nineteen eighty six killed by Douglas Riddle and acquaintance of the Family Sandra Ellie thirty six rivers April nineteen eighty six killed by pauline eighty one year old husband who then took his own life Francis Harker fifty three sent the case remains unsolved Marsha Cossart thirty six from surges nineteen eighty nine killed by her boyfriend from Constantine March nineteen eighty eight killed by her husband while at home with their three young children he then killed himself February nineteen ninety-one murdered by her boyfriend Steven rose eight months from Cass County December nineteen ninety Tober nineteen ninety-three killed by his wife Joan Strang he was survived by a daughter Norman Hicks twenty two Kathy Schwartz Nineteen three rivers December nineteen eighty eight was sexually assaulted and then murdered in her apartment when an infant child prison Lewis was seven months pregnant and left behind three children Lewis Strang twenty five from sturgis Deborah Roberts thirty three from Vendela July nineteen ninety killed by her boyfriend she survived by two children. Rosalie Leonard Reggie ski she was the mother of two children Catherine Young from Centerville nineteen eighty-nine killed by her nephew rex gene from Niles nineteen ninety-three murdered by her boyfriend her body was found in nineteen ninety five lady Mooney Bosman twenty-one from Capellas nineteen ninety-one murdered by her close friend Chris Democ twenty-seven from Kalamazoo one died by the hands of his father Brian Logan Seventeen from three rivers killed by his mother's boyfriend. William Duncan Conley three from three rivers November nineteen ninety-four died of fixation both her parents series that were inflicted by her husband Lawrence Evans Keith Driscoll forty-one his wife Kimberly Driscoll thirty nine and their son Corey from three rivers nineteen ninety-three kill by his girlfriend he will survived by a son Becky stowe fifty on a bench in front of her home in Sturgis she vanished and has never been found the case remains unsolved Carleen Reykjavik's Kane thirty six maggie an Coleman Sixteen from Papa September nineteen ninety eight killed by her ex boyfriend who then killed himself Michael Twelve from Marcellus may two thousand the family was killed by their son brother Keith Driscoll Junior Keith junior later committed suicide Wilkes nineteen ninety eight killed by his estranged wife who then killed herself Dr Wilkes was a medical examiner of Saint Joseph County for several years from bur oak nineteen ninety-seven killed by her boyfriend who then committed suicide a few days later she left behind three children Dr Harvey Penny Sue Glor- forty-one from Sturgis June two thousand killed by her husband James Glor- who then committed suicide carol nup from Montville February nineteen ninety-six murdered by three acquaintances of her husband. Vanessa Hicks Twelve as by her parents in three rivers Pearl Evans Forty eight from Decatur March two thousand died two months after sustaining extensive in the nineteen nineties Charles Clarke Nineteen Ninety eight killed by his wife. Brenda Clark Charles is survived by a daughter Lois krantz forty from Kalamazoo July nineteen ninety two objected and killed by her husband Michael Mitchell Melton seven years old from Centerville nineteen ninety-five killed by her mother hoped Melton Shaw in a House Manus from three rivers nineteen ninety killed by her husband while living in the Latvian Center near three rivers he then killed their father who also died in the fire James and a Rooney's Shuman from three rivers nineteen ninety-seven killed by their seventeen year old forty four from Niles July two thousand one Barbara and her sister were killed by beverly's husband Larry Mitchell who then killed himself off her sisters fourteen year old daughter and stepdaughter witnessed the murders. Beverly was the mother of two girls Catherine Behind two children Lori Dean thirty nine from Kalamazoo September two thousand one killed by her live-in John Douglas Shuman Brittany Beers six of sturgis September nineteen ninety-seven Brittany was last seen sitting Ginger Hicks seven Eric Hicks three from Vicksburg February nineteen ninety-seven died in a house fire set by escaped as a result of a safety plan their mother had made George Pliuta forty-seven from Papa August two thousand killed by John Petrie Iraq forty-six from Capellas August two thousand one killed by her husband Dennis who then shot himself Catherine left off Martin Kelly from nineteen ninety killed by his son Larry Kiely who was found not guilty by reason of insanity Oy friend Dennis Wolf to Mika L. Taylor twenty seven from Kalamazoo September two thousand two killed by her ex boyfriend Antoine Moore and his girlfriend Aisha Rashida Mohammed to Mika was the mother of two small children who genetic K Kelly forty-two from portage August two thousand killed in her home by her former boyfriend Dale McNeil who then killed himself her two daughters Venus was the mother of two daughters Dennis Brookes thirty five from Baroque March twenty fourteen killed by his long a person unknown to her in the Community Callisto Springer fifteen from Centerville February two thousand eight died in were raised by two micheals mother in three rivers Linda teeters forty-nine from sturgis March two thousand were convicted in this case Andrew Mitchell two from Kessel applets December nineteen ninety-four killed by his father husband Robert Foster Debra had filed for divorce earlier in the year and had obtained a p against foster he his girlfriend's estranged husband Petrie committed suicide when police arrived Diane Lynn Cain thirty nine from PLO Kagan Township Cass County November to that doesn't killed by her husband Gregory Cane He subsequently committed suicide Beverley Mitchell thirty six and her sister Barbara Loans Berry four killed by his father down Parks Matthew moralities thirty six from Battle Creek two thousand five John Clark who then killed himself listing the horrific acts perpetrated against these victims does not convey the complicated experience Venus Rose Stewart thirty two from Colon April two thousand inten abducted and murdered by her estranged husband Douglas Stewart a house fire chained to her bed as a result of undetected and ongoing child abuse by her father Anthony and her stepmother Marcia Springer in three killed by her live in boyfriend of two months Stephen Boughedir Linda is survived by her three children and three grandchildren Monica votes formerly from three rivers nineteen ninety one killed by her husband at her Oregon home she survived by two children who were raised ex-girlfriend Maria Williams Dennis was the father of six children Laura Steinbeck forty-two from logic may twenty fifteen Jodi peric eleven from Constantine November two thousand and seven was abducted sexually assaulted and murdered by Daniel Furlong Shane Richardson Twenty nine from Constantine July twenty seventeen killed by his wife's ex husband Zachary Patton at the time of his death Shane's wife Kalina had been in court states earlier charged violating the PPO Austin Singleton to from Niles November two thousand area systems for help how long they were afraid begged not to be hurt or screamed for help before their lives ended these with expecting their first child together Laurie Norman thirty from three rivers March two thousand nineteen her live in boyfriend Randall Miller has been charged Dan Deborah more foster fifty from Battle Creek March two thousand four killed by her of torment and
October 23: Driven to tears
"You Welcome to party lines this is the podcast where we're going to try and get you up to speed on what's happening for the federal election a new episode every Thursday Hey I'm Rosemarie Barton and I love politics you don't possibly mean that elevated mood tonight tweet about politics but I don't want to of that container this morning what they saw inside the this was an Essex and as the Freight Transport Association has pointed out that the route that a shocking crime scene in the middle of an unremarkable industrial park early Russian tonight driven Russian radio that once again proves loaf conquers all this is a CBC podcast. Hello I'm Carol off Hello I'm the Nabet Duncan this is as it happens the podcast honest answers I don't know and of course it's not the subject of a murder investigation by the police and we must await the conclusions of that investigation the council members told him to reappear or lose his job suiting the messengers New Brunswick Premier says he heard what voters said on election night so he's changed ride is there much doubt in your mind though that the deaths were due to human trafficking tool and it's an awful the lorry was taking from Bulgaria to Essex was an unorthodox route. Why do you think they did that well I husbands wives But I think also of the emergency workers who will never forget experience of opening up the back one hundred thousand pounds to put your kind and friendly face on thousands of robots and bread and beak fest there's king before they were so rudely interrupted dozens of Republicans crash hearing in Washington yelling about the impeachment inquiry which makes yesterday's test the tears thirty nine bodies are found in a truck container in Britain and one conservative member of parliament tells us he certain they were victims of human traffic any organized crime groups may have played a part and to a lot of observers the case bears clear markings of a human trafficking incident Andrew Mitchell is a conservative examples not only today but also in the Mediterranean people leaving Libya death on European shows caused by today thirty nine bodies were uncovered in a truck container in the southeast of the UK a twenty five year old northern Irishman has been arrested on suspicion of murder his mind and adopting the carbon tax for his province sticking your nose where it's wanted if you are the successful applicant a British company will pay you which I'm sure will not be long in coming but but the whole incident I'm afraid Underlines is that there are outrage about a sign in the UK encouraging people to feed bread to the ducks but our guest says not to worry baguettes are their bag as it happens the Wednesday police say the truck was registered in Bulgaria and traveled to a port in Belgium where crossed over to the UK the National Crime Agency says it's investigating whether Komo News seem all the more significant a showdown about showing up thirteen women have accused an Ottawa city councillor of inappropriate behavior and let's have been in operation the whole nature of Foreign Travel and migration has changed and we need to recognize that we've seen terrible been a complete breakdown in the conventions governing refugees underneath asylum-seekers too because over recent years but these conventions Africa's or is that part of the way they were escaping from something isn't the issue that people are will if they have to leave someplace eighty and the former minister of international development we reached him in London Mr Mitchell has you know police still have not determined how these thirty nine people died things are broken and try and negotiate internationally probably through the United Nations a new convention often very brave people who put themselves into the hands of the modern day equivalent of the slave trader and who get Oh people who mount this trade they need to be deterred in the same way that we need to deter people from coming in the first place we need two of the nation's who will push for this I'm trying to make sure we do have a Morton mo-modern convention which will save lives in the future is is the cause really human in fact I think not only of the families of all thirty nine of the victims of this all of them will have loved one sisters brothers and away which appears to be why they took this unorthodox route was to avoid going through the port of Calais which is has very high security because it used to be to warn people much better than we do at the moment about the dangers of being trafficked and the desperate dangerous harm they place themselves into but we we've seen this in the exodus from Syria probably north of a million people have now sought to come across to Europe they are they are are you would I know I would do anything to get out of some of the situations is people are leaving isn't the issue that people will do anything they can to try and get the thousands of families to someplace safe isn't that what's behind us well of course it is and that's why I made the point that often these are very brave people cooled which gives protection to people from traffic as people trafficking and the modern equivalent of the slave trade and I very common route that people were taking how much responsibility does the UK does the Home Office have to bear for the deaths of these thirty nine people I also need a real deterrent to stop people traffickers from practicing the evil trade then again you the people who are desperate we'll find we're in the position of allocating blame that I think we're in the position of trying to ensure that the full force of justices visited on the people who are responsible for these uh decent safe conflict-free and more prosperous societies which means people will not seek to leave he's for human traffickers what do you do about the reasons why people are fleeing and why they're even taking these desperate measures in order to to get to your country well that that is the much of the arguments and ethos behind Britain's international development program which is one of the largest by and large the price and the best from Syrian society and they have to put themselves into the hands of the modern day equivalent of the slave trader and these e for the appalling fights but have been suffered which we've seen about genetics today and what was required international community to recognize the current convention I think I think that must be enough now but as I say the critical thing is that we recognize that the international conventions simply are not fit for purpose and we need to ensure that they are thoroughly overhauled updated to meet the Modern Day nature of migration and exodus like this which is very different and that's something which makes progress every year but because of the ease of traffic now we have to record from how many of these conventions for I put together but again what will you do if your idea is to make it more more difficult or have bigger penalty on that story on our website you can go to CBC DOT CA SLASH AI h An Ottawa city councillor accused of inappropriate behavior and comments by thirteen women is going to have to start showing up for well we spend something like north point seven percent of our gross national income and tax payers money on on international development and candidate okay over by by Andrew Mitchell is a conservative MP and the former minister of international development for the UK we reached him in London and there's more trope Britain which has considerable experience and look at the United Nations and humanitarian of Work Britain and Canada will be also with a medical note explaining that he suffered fainting spell and that his stress levels are high erratic blood sugars and blood pressure Mr Shirley says he's sick but his fellow councillors aren't buying it and they say it's time for him to come out of hiding Theresa Kavanagh's the City Councilor Nice that that is a process which will take time and in the meanwhile we need to update these conventions I know you're pressed for time Mr Mitchell. Ip she you giving us some of it tonight thank you why wasn't that enough for you and others in council to do give him this leave this note was given to us at the very last minute we thought there is a very staunch strong leader and supporter of International Development as well and the purpose of much of this expenditure try to build the sort of were he was having and that more testing needed to be done. We heard that the Mayor Watson say that well there's always enough this note was taken on its own merit it was looked at it is not related to any allegations this was looked at in for to accommodate someone who is ill and there's a lot of latitude for that usually isn't there and so I'm just wondering if the background for this if if the recent for example we had a recent case of a counselor who has ovarian cancer and she's asked for a few months tmz of someone asking to have unlimited basically leave and it did not fit into the criteria of the missed inappropriate behavior comments by the counselor he denies all those claims but I just I mean for listeners who may be new to this the Ottawa Ward seven and the city specially as on on women and Gender Equity We Return Ottawa his cabinet as you know Mr Shirley has provided at the same time we know counselors Torelli is facing allegations from thirteen women who have come forward to say they experienced or Whitney however it we're not privy to the information and we're hearing about it mostly through the media and that's exactly how you come to learn this isn't it work or lose his job today rickshaw rallies colleagues voted unanimously to deny his request for a leave of absence in the wake of the mounting allegations against him assumes why there is a lot of skepticism is because of what Mitt Counselor Shirley has been accused of by these women just moments before the vote and but it did not indicate a diagnosis or prognosis it talked about some of the symptoms that hit that sauce of leaf that was granted we we knew what we were dealing with this does not indicate what it is for this just talks about some symptoms would be reluctant to bring this to anyone but a reporter it's difficult to know until we got the whole story but whenever anyone feels that there's some there's something really wrong with what they're being asked to do and employment they should come forward and I have total respect for them me too movement that we are it's not just that are that women experience these kinds of things have made these allegations some many of them proven to be true to to report what do you make of that what what is the culture at an Ottawa city council that would mean that these so many women sorry I know in Ottawa people are familiar but can you just give us a sense of you and your fellow councillors have heard about these allegations the council Shirley asked them to wear certain kinds of clothing to not wear bras is another allegation and they've found this difficult acted Ottawa city council has that kind of culture I think any political environment has the I it's possible you should be doing that anyway in fact before these allegations came forward I had already asked for training for all council we're quite aware that there's a number of former staff members of Mr Sharon who have contacted our integrity commissioner I mean there are women who felt the only recourse I suppose to tell a CBC reporter that they were asked they alleged and we are glad they get up and we have to wait for the result of of what decisions are made based on that we also know from the for put in place and and it was looked at more seriously after allegations came forward it looks like we we should be doing the same at City Hall and have done that this is something we've heard about before we know about the metoo movement so people do need to have the courage to come forward if they have concerns but that they find themselves in environments and cultures where if they were reported if they were to deal with it would terminate or damage you heard what she has to say she's believes that it was there in plain sight why didn't anyone respond to it hard to say as you know at Mr Shirley asked her to wear revealing clothing and to where no bra to work events here is Victoria lauber all the allegations against him the sea has confirmed that the city's Integrity Commissioner is investigating at least four formal complaints. I'M A new counselor I've only been it was my first anniversary yesterday it is sometimes difficult to find these things we hear about this and other environments for example pretty girls ever revolving through his door no undecided to look into this that's what shocks me no one decided to look into this I don't fully believe that no one knew a I'm not here to assign blame so I can't say this he did not because the as as it worked out the timing was that it was at the end of September and that's when all this all these allegations can the UK Wendy we need to know is it safe to feed red deduction swans absolutely there's no evidence to on schools the these are things that if you're not the victim it's not necessarily something that is in your view and and do you expect him to materialize hard to say I it's hard to to know what somebody else is going to do but that's what that's what your career so there are cultures their workplace cultures that we have learned to the metoo movement that make that enable this kind of behavior do you suspect Curson new or you all new but this was a known rumor in the sense of it was known rick head young worked on Parliament Hill for almost thirty years and as you know in the past things have happened in other political environments and Parliament Hill was one of them and and it was extensively put there by the ducks it reads it's okay to feed US bread that little sign has since exploded on social media with people disagree over whether bread helps or hurts Waterfowl Wendy Herman works for Swan support which is a charity for the rescue and treatment of swans and ducks we reached her in Berkshire Theresa Cavanaugh is the city councilor for Ottawa's wards seven and the city special liaison on women and gender equity she was an Ottawa Ottawa Councillor Rick Girelli denies in the English town of Buxton the sign was posted near a pond and obviously people got scared because they were saying that it was bad for the they said it caused angel wing there's no scientific evidence and that's why it's necessary for people to say something counselors really now has until November to show up in council or his seat will be declared vacant ext dia is better than nothing if they've been used to used to be infect by the public okay so this controversy has blown up because somebody lers on equity and Gender Lens too so they really understand it though I'm already thinking about this did counselor shelly have that training what was on odd coincidence I wanNA play for you a clip from one of Mr Shirley's accusers and get you to respond this is Victoria Lauber who says that Eddie posted some signs they'd say it's okay defeat US bread just by where the ducks and swans and the geese are and says everyone stopped feeding us because they wrongly waitress telling people of always fed bread not to stop feeding it because we've been feeding swans in our care for over twenty five years you think bread will make us poorly and now some of us are dying of starvation without your bread please feed us again especially in the winter what do you make of that sign then you you know you're in your own world I guess I'm not making excuses for other people but I'm glad that they're coming out now that's why they have to speak out because people aren't seeing it the roles he has to he's got two more council meetings he could attend all right we'll be watching this Kevin thank you welcome so the original plan the bread campaign was started last year by a company selling food just the it's not safe to fate them but you know everyone seeing the signs that say don't do that don't feed them bread it's not good for them where is there is there any truth to that at all food to give the waterfowl and that you should give them you mentioned corn birdseed pieces of lettuce I think they've said grapes without the seeds in them so but people don't usually we see that here so where do you what do you base your conclusion on our needs to point out we're not telling people to feed bread learn stay tuned there's no evidence to prove it causes any diseases in wild fall when you mentioned it ain't Angel Wing right what what is that it's going to have the same effect on the water as the bread your Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals says that bred in itself is not the best red for hundreds of years and it's just been a tradition for for years for people to take their children down to the pond fate breads and I think so whether wing grows back to front and that's not cool spy ones being fed bread that was one of the theories yes can get it wherever you get your podcast from I don't know how we're going to end it out can we literally drop Mike Grown Food and migrate where they will and must and not interfere in the food chain what do you say to that we've got phones in Windsor Flock they are known for years they've been there over ten years and they've been in exact same area being fed constantly because that's what I said he I have that that kind of around what they have is a loaf of bread that's day older gone stale and that's what they're going to bring down to the water isn't it with this what are I'm I'm glad he done that sign I taught him on the back if I see them because ducks geese and swans been fed onto say and the people of always fed bread can't always afford to go and buy the food the corn the pellets or anything or they haven't got the time in Salt Lake don't go off and find their own food so they start there are those who say we shouldn't feed them at all we should let them get a naturalized again using Simmons's created we've created these folks so soon as the pro stalked they don't go look for their own food and they stay there and star off and that's what was happening is this true women that's whoever wrote this sign is that the birds were dying yes they all last year we we we supplied like for example if you go down and you find some spices a bright in on this phone stop data in don't fro anymore hi it's people that have always fed bread a completely stopped because I've been told is bad for them so they swans mainland be getting set at all right with permission from the Queen's Swan mock away twenty five songs in a flock swung in writing on twenty five in the flock storms and winds up of look what these people are the gets decided okay but they're the signs of the warnings not to feed waterfowl bread that's not just in in your area that's we've bread and they've never died free beam for bread and they've never go in through a street in bread so in part of me to suggest that that is the case because we've been working alongside the quitting stone marker and the quaint phone Lorden and they issued a statement lost and paper saying that the The bread sinks and it contaminates the water the fish eat the bread if you throw in notes a calm and it doesn't get eight so maybe this is stemming from his people saying it's contaminating the waters the way trying to get people to face phones all other wildfowl I'm doing Deformity where the wings stick out it can't fly in fiscal bar in the wing looks like it's GonNa stick stuck out the side of it and he court forms were underway in lots of harsh their body weight what they should have been the poor bird didn't I want today didn't know where to go and they just give up my stayed in the same area and then the ones that did go off we're walking into shops whether starving and they're trying to find food and they not I used to find in their own stage right or wrong we've created that sich price and so then all of a sudden people being told feet but it's killing them for more C._B._C.. 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It comes a day after the US's top diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor gave what's being called an explosive testimony his fifteen page opening statement details even before I tell you that you get to keep your face and after you hear the details you'll likely still be interested a British company called Geo mic has teamed up every day could become a problem and besides the money thing I'm not sure I want to be the human face of that problem at first it seems like a tempting offer lethal of versions of the robots worldwide unquote look I like my face but seeing it on several creepy robots that didn't go smoothly dozens of Republicans not on those committees storm the secure area in protest delaying the proceedings the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump continued in Washington today with three committees meeting with Pentagon official Laura Cooper with a robotics company to produce a virtual friend for elderly people and elderly people like their friends to have faces so in a public appeal Geo Mixed says quote the company is searching for a kind and friendly face to be the literal face of the robot once it goes into production unquote I you every day accompanied by their elderly friends because that's the thing right again from the appeal quote the selected person's face will be reproduced on potential a hundred thousand British pounds that's nearly one hundred and seventy thousand dollars Canadian for the use of your face I know a lot of people are already grabbing a pen to write down the so question one how kind and friendly is your face and questioned to how kind and friendly will your face be when you see it on dozens of virtual friends walking the UK if you want to check out that sign encouraging people to feed the ducks Brad you can go to our website CBC dot ca slash Ai h doc on its own but we mixed in with everything else we give them all right I'm sure we're going to hear from people about this and on this side of the pond but thanks speaking the process is being used that was Republican Representative Mo Brooks speaking with CNN today John Herbst is an ex US ambassador to you the law if you're in a court of law would you rely just on the opening statement of an attorney but the more I witnessed what you have cross examination which allow rebuttal witnesses to the crane we reached him in Washington DC earlier today a master herbs you just heard what Republican Mo Brooks had to say today about the sham that he regards I just wanted to thank you all right thank you Wendy. Herman is the Operational Director of Swan Support in the UK we reassure in Berkshire in Moni is really the strongest plank. They have in their investigation. What do you make of what Bill Taylor had to say I think it's it's a very impressed and that direction being that The president was orchestrating policy where he was withholding agreement to a meeting and withholding military assistance in order to persuade the president of Ukraine to conduct an investigation into the hacking of democratic server an investigation SUV precise and even devastating documents which presents a whole series of conversations point again in a fairly clear direction this irregular channel and that he discovered once he was in the office in Ukraine what is what can you describe your understand talking about is the process which is which is also partisan and so I understand why they may be objections from Republican point of view just as Democrats trying to shape this process and their own advance his testimony is how do you respond to ambassador Taylor's testimony and how Mo Brooks has responded to it well I would start by saying that I think into prisoner and Vice President Biden at the same time we there was this effort according to a master tailor while he was in Kiev while he was in Ukraine he absurd Sir tell us testimony can be read as a straightforward document oh of what has happened is he understood it and he has documented well I think what Congressman Brooks has been made public. CNN's Manu Raju asked Republican Congressman Mo Brooks about that testimony that the the opening statement says very clearly this is not this bill let me finish what I'm saying because my question he says relying on it why not served what he describes this this is really the destructor of his opening statement that there were there was a regular information channels irregular way of doing things and it was Giuliani so I think he had an inkling of this even before he went out but then he saw it up close because he was partly brought it and brought in sufficiently in order to help make the policy works inch or the testimony itself is very very strong in my opinion did the Democrats are saying they they believe that ambassador Bill Taylor's tests diplomat and someone who has been part of foreign policy US foreign policy and information channels what do you think it was like for Ambassador Taylor in early September without reference to impeachment per se by the Democrats control the House that they were going to conduct investigations into Ukraine policy and then hundred million dollars in aid that was going to be for to assist Ukraine in resisting the Russians in their efforts to redraw the border termine to explore whether the first witness the substance of what he said he didn't know whether what he said is true or not because of the to be shaken and he described the process is this ugly policy was being pursued so it was a tour De Force and shows and he went to the front he went there and looked at it and saw and makes his declaration he believes more Ukrainians are going to die people will and I think he understood even before he went to Ukraine and even before he as he was considering going to Ukraine that there was something strange going on with the White House press secretary was that this this is a coordinated smear campaign from far left lawmakers and radical unelected bureaucrats his his his love of this country how how he and and and how important he could see this money this this nearly four what this how this irregular information channel was being conducted well I I think that there's a fair amount of evidence for for what happened finally my understanding is that Republicans especially senators were privately telling the president to at least the aid interesting things factors explained why discover this irregular channel that was being conducted by most say Mr Giuliani well we'll tell is a real pro America having the right role in this world patriot that statement show silly how far do you think his testimony goes to giving credibility to the waging war on the constitution does that describe it any way Ambassedor Taylor bill tillers radical as oatmeal it's reduc reduced so blower statement to the began this process I think we're well past the whistleblower I mean we've had all these people directly involved in this Tillis statement again he's he's a forthright American diplomat who served presidents Republican and Democrat who has a strong interest in herbs in Washington. DC and there's more on that story you can go to the as it happens website CBC dot ca slash Aih Assis- starting with embassador Banovic. She was unfairly removed from Ukraine for doing a great job there you know feeling a hill Kurt Volker even in US's ambassador to Ukraine from two thousand three two thousand six now he's the director of the Eurasia Center at the think-tank Atlantic Council we reach Mr Justin Trudeau says it's going to be yes to a pipeline and no to any kind of coalition government the Prime Minister and he realized that what he was seeing was not a good thing and then it needed to be stopped and so he you know he spoke he raised serious questions about it and I think that was when the president had this conversation was Alinsky in July became very clear to the Ukrainian side that's in some form and needed to deal with Guiliani and again on and trump reverse them so in these opening st this opening statement by Ambassador Taylor what's really remarkable it's almost emotional when he described probably one of the reasons why President Trump reversed himself he had that influence you think he was the voice that one of the reasons I think the other reasons were the announcement spoke to reporters in Ottawa today it was his first time taking questions since his liberals will cut down to a minority in Monday's election Mr Trudeau was asked whether the loss of his majeur the preoccupations that Canadians have from one end of this country to the other to the other it'll be they will be various and varied conversations against the the stated policy country in the interest of our country we'll be watching invested herbs thank you very much John Herbs was the but I can tell you it is not in our plans at all to form any sort of formal coalition formal or informal coalition you've said now that you think all Canadians pretty would mean he'd be backing down on his promise to build the Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta's oil sands and burn BBC. We made the decision to move conservative provincial leaders to do I expect previews Kenny and mo and all premiers to stand up for the interests of their citizens to work towards keeping the country together united specifically what do you expect the premier's Kenny and mow to do and what you and that is the the efforts seemed to be quarterbacked by Mayor Giuliani and you'll he sought meetings was Alinsky in springtime didn't quite pan out but then when that's their job and people in Alberta in Saskatchewan have been suffering and struggling because of circumstances beyond their control based I intend to sit down with all party leaders in the coming weeks to talk about their priorities about how we can work together to respond in the policy that I described to you and helping Ukraine fight Cremona aggression again reform the consequences if American support is seemed ultimately what Mr Giuliani was selling was not our stated policy and it was not a policy the served American interests and that's that's not a good thing to put it mildly as we know what a quality diplomats it is this is Bill Taylor is and what American interest artists important country the statement from the White House from the Front Tim Premier Higgs you heard Prime Minister Trudeau what are you going to say when he calls to ask you how how you can better serve Canadians and we have over the past few years endeavored to be supportive we have endeavoured to get those resources to new markets and we're well advancing on that but there is more we need to do and I look forward to conversations with all premiers across the country about what the next things we should be doing to better serve Canadian used to adopt the federal carbon pricing scheme but after Monday's federal election he announced he'd be imposing a carbon tax of his own we reached Premier Blaine Higgs in Frederick is in presentation and emphasis and all points to again this this bizarre second policy working word on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because it was in Canada's interest to do so because the environment and the economy need to go together we will be continuing well I've actually already said it because I have talked to him this afternoon and we did discuss I mean obviously firstly I congratulate this victory the bathroom someone and in today Laura Cooper and we don't know what Laura's saying yet but all the others you add up their testimony together even with some differences economy so he recognized that those other challenges and he he reiterated he was going to be reaching out to all pretty Mersenne and he did he called me today and he's doing that across the country why they don't get this money what what you that was a passionate part of this wasn't it I think it was a brilliant statement he laid out the great American interests eight that was Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa this afternoon Blaine Higgs is New Brunswick's premier Premiere Higgs had been one of the conservatives who feel the provinces aren't working together what did he say that well he recognized that was you know one of the biggest challenges and we call it that the biggest challenge is the the the situation that certainly most prominent is is our national unity and his research interests Quebec and with a block and then the reality of the economic situation in Alberta Saskatchewan that has been I'd say over the last number of years and so the talk is is great challenge facing this country and the world right now is what you just mentioned this transition to a green economy to to moving away from non league leader made it he wasn't interested in what pipeline but he was interested in the you just didn't say it in the speech but they are interested in gas pipeline to L and G planet and are troublesome I mean I found that here in New Brunswick I felt like as I said many times stranded asset because we we aren't big enough to warrant the other nation from one end of the country to the and it's you know the policies the economic policies have been a big driver of that I know in Atlantic Canada we've often said well nouveau fossil fuels you just mentioned the corridor the the energy east pipeline so this is something that in the Quebec is very opposed to it as you know one of the provinces twenty eight percent now over thirty percents reduction target I I didn't need a carbon tax to do that
Monday, February 15, 2021
"Tonight the historic winter storm slamming much of the country. More than one hundred thirty million americans under winter lert across twenty six states from texas to maine a brutal blast of snow ice e danger on the roads the fiery crashes states of emergency in the south the unprecedented deep-freeze in texas some of the coldest aaron generations tornado watches millions without power. Now the new coast to coast threat out roker tracking it all the new investigation after former president trump's impeachment acquittal and nine eleven style commission do examine the capital riot. Plus the trial fallout. The gop divided we'll trump's daughter-in-law be the next to run for office new cova cases plunging but those highly contagious variants. Now in forty one states and estates expand vaccine eligibility chaos. Some trying for days or weeks to get an appointment. New york governor andrew cuomo on the defense in the firestorm over nursing home. Cova deaths with the governor said today our week long series cross platform series kids under pressure at our massive nationwide survey students on how the pandemic is really impacting them. And no parades this year but the spirit of mardi gras parties on this is nbc. Nightly news with lester holt. good evening. Everyone extreme and dangerous weather on this holiday has left some one hundred thirty million americans. Under winter weather alerts tonight from the southern plains all the way into upper new england at least twelve people have died snow ice freezing rain and brutal cold it may travel on many highways across texas and oklahoma perilous leaning to several crashes millions are without power forcing the temporary shutdown of covid vaccinations sites in houston as temperatures. Drop into the single digits. In some places we're also following closely the steady dropping covert infections in this country. Some states move quickly to ease restrictions plus our series america under pressure and the new study giving us deep new insight into how this pandemic is affecting our children. But let's begin tonight in the storm zone. Cathy park has late details tonight. A dangerous mix of snow ice and bone chilling temperatures plowing through dozens of states. More than one hundred thirty million under winter alerts stretching from texas to maine cross country. Chaos leaving behind slick roads some crashes even ending inflames as traveled turned treacherous at oklahoma and mississippi is quickly losing heat. The lone star state slammed with an unprecedented winter storm at times mir blizzard conditions in houston. One county rush distribute nearly eighty five hundred shots before they spoiled after the storage facility. Lost power if you without power Right now it is very conceivable that you could be without power out throughout the rest of today and possibly even going into tomorrow the brutal blast of course air cutting power to more than a million in houston in kenner. Louisiana transformer blew out sending electricity surging through the lines this holiday weekend. Ice and snow grounded hundreds of flights in dallas fort worth in chicago snow falling up to two inches per hour. This is an all hands on deck moment and the extreme weather didn't end there seattle. The snow is it's ever been in more than fifty years. Tornadoes are now in the forecast to this one ripping through southeast georgia just as northeast braces for freezing rain and ice overnight. The department sanitation has been running to twelve hour shifts. We've been working around the clock and we're not done yet. After the wintry best moves through overnight there is another store right behind it. Crews in new york are gearing up again without the two hundred thousand tons of salt ready to go for the next round. Lester kathy thanks. We're in for much more this week. Snow ice record breaking cold out. Roker is tracking it. All out what i had. The country is being affected by two storms less than one in the east right now. That's causing a mess through tomorrow. And then the one in the pacific northwest. that'll follow this current storm heavy. Thunderstorms even tornadoes. Tonight for the southeast is from louisiana all the way to new england and we are looking for snow upwards of one inch per hour in some parts of the northeast and on into the great lakes and then the second storm could bring even more snow as we head on into friday plus bitterly cold wind chills for fifty four million people from the plains the gulf that last on into the weekend lester all right now thanks with the impeachment of former president trump. Now over nancy pelosi is calling for a new sweeping investigation of capital attack. Jeff bennett is following this forest jeff. What's the speakers plan. Lester house speaker. Nancy pelosi announced today that congress will establish an outside independent commission to look into what she called the facts and causes of the deadly insurrection at the us capitol. She says the commission will be modeled on a similar one created after the september eleventh terrorist attacks. Pelosi saying we must get to the truth of how this happened now. Lawmakers of both parties have called for a bipartisan. Nine eleven style commission to investigate government officials and law enforcement failed to stop the attack on the capital. The house speaker is also proposing additional funding to provide for the safety of lawmakers and the security of the capital. Lester jeff thank you and the seven. Gop senators voted to convict donald trump or facing backlash back home as he vows to continue to lead his movement. Andrew mitchell as more trump supporters cheering him on his way back from golf today as the former president continues to dominate the republican party. A new poll today saying seventy five percent of republicans want the twice impeach former president to play a prominent role in the gop. We intend to work for every single though his daughter-in-law lara trump and north carolina native now strongly considering a run for the open. Senate seat there. Two years from now as the state party plans to censure retiring senator richard burr tonight for voting to convict trump in louisiana republicans immediately censured their senator bill cassidy for voting to convict. I'm attempting to hold president trump accountable and that is the trust. I have from the people that elected. And i am very confident that as time passes people will move to that position but trump's grip on the party and its fundraising illustrated by the two sides of house republican leader. Kevin mccarthy reportedly furious with the president during the riot denouncing him for it a week later. The president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack on congress by mob rioters but then flying tomorrow lago to make peace with him. This impeachment is over but this fight is going to continue. And they're going to be a little proxy battles all across the country in two thousand twenty two where trump republicans are probably going to be challenging a lotta Trump lawyers say he will be unlike any other recent former republican president does he dominate the republican party for years to come. He's gonna stay in the game he's gonna stay in the arena. He's gonna keep talking even when they try to silence him in cancel them never had a republican president who stayed in the game after they left the white house. So he's going to do it his way so injury. What would be the impact of trump further dividing the party after losing the white house divided. Parties don't win. Elections both former recent one term presence ended up losing the white house to the opposition. Party after carter for twelve years after bush for eight. Lester strict andrea thanks more encouraging signs in the covid battle over thirty eight million americans have received. At least one vaccine does and hospitalizations continue to drop the just over sixty seven thousand. But as miguel almaguer reports there is new cause for concern after hospitals reached a breaking point in december and death tolls hit record highs in january. Our nation is now marking the most significant progress of the pandemic for the first time in months the us recording fewer than one hundred thousand daily infections as daily deaths also plummet well below the record high but one critical number is trending in the wrong direction. Variants of the virus have been confirmed in over one thousand cases spread across forty one states. We can't let our guard down. We have to continue wearing masks. With even as the cdc director says now is the time to double down on safety. Measures states are easing restrictions. Montana just joined iowa in eliminating a statewide mask mandate. I'm happy to hear the the mandate has been loosened up a little bit. Indoor dining is back in many regions to in next week the barclay center in brooklyn welcomes back. Nba fans though. Americans have been asked to stay home tonight. The tsa is reporting the spike in passengers over the holiday weekend many eager to return to a sense of normalcy himself but for jacqueline lopez who lost her father carlos there is no going back his never know space. You know we're gonna catch so he say sade tonight. A reminder of what's been lost and what still at stake. Miguel said likely. Those variants are more widespread than we know lesser authorities do believe those variant strains are widely undercounted. They expect the uk strain to be the most predominant strain in the country in a matter of weeks. Laster all right miguel. Thanks outraged evening. Over new york governor andrew cuomo is decision to delay the release of data on cova deaths at nursing homes. Now he's defending that move. Let's get more from an thompson. Trying to tamp down a growing scandal over cova doubts new york nursing homes today governor andrew. Cuomo tried to separate what he called political spin from facts. The new york state. Do age has always fully and publicly reported all cova deaths in nursing homes and hospitals last week. Revelations that one of the governor's top. Aides told democratic state lawmakers nursing home death data was delay saying we froze during the numbers would be used against us by the trump administration. Today cuomo said state lawmakers were informed. Their inquiry was put on hold while the federal government's request was addressed. I this follows the state attorney general's revelation that the nursing home. Death toll is nearly fifteen thousand. Almost fifty percent higher than the administration initially claimed we should have provided more information faster. We were too focused on doing the job. And addressing the crisis of the moment i take total responsibility for that but before the crisis hit even ebbed. Cuomo wrote a book about his leadership. State lawmaker ron. Kim's uncle died in a nursing home they just need to own up to some of the mistakes that were made losing loved ones and some faith in government and thomson. Nbc news new york all right in sixty seconds patients battling serious illness. Now battled defined find the co- vaccine at another epidemic students with unprecedented stress. The who has granted emergency. Use of astrazeneca's covid vaccine. It should help. Some of the world's most vulnerable people and in this country is more people become eligible. The supply of vaccine still can't be met. Here's game gutierrez today. For the first time new yorkers under sixty five with underlying health conditions became eligible for the covid vaccine but many like. Cancer patient phillips. Smith couldn't sign up refresh refresh refresh. And then you have to go back through the form again and again. He's been trying since when the appointments open but the demand on the state's website has been overwhelming tonight. He's still waiting. I just wish that they would straighten it out so can get vaccinated state authorities say on sunday they were booking three hundred fifty appointments per minute how authorities verify that these folks actually have these underlying conditions. Well i can tell you here. At mount sinai we have started a system where we'll be giving letters to all the patients under verifying their underlying condition nationwide more than fifty two million doses have been administered but states are still struggling. Oversupply washington state is focusing. Mostly on second doses. This week because there's not enough for the first shots. California has shut down. Several mass vaccination sites massachusetts governor is refusing to expand eligibility and uncomfortable moving on from where we are until we demonstrated that. We've made it possible. For as many seventy five year olds as possible to get vaccinated thirty seven year. Old lamar new york who has sickle cell. Anemia has been stuck on our phone for the better part of two days. It's scary and it's a is starting. Make me quite nervous. The federal government has increased weekly vaccine supply here by more than twenty percent over the next three weeks. But that won't be nearly enough to meet the demand. Lester all gabe. Thanks very much. Nbc news in partnership with challenged success nonprofit affiliated with stanford graduate school of education has conducted one of the most extensive national surveys and how the pandemic is impacting high. School students. Here is raimo alice. All across the country. Students are facing unprecedented challenges. We're really struggling with sucks. Got less interested. We've been following sixteen students since the first day of school and they echo what was found in our massive national survey. I've never felt so much stress on one school year. The study surveyed seventy five thousand students from twenty eight to twenty twenty and in the fall of twenty twenty alone found that over fifty. Six percent of students said their stress related to school increased compared to the time before corona virus. I definitely feel very stressed. Probably get around like horrify hours of sleep. Why am i having so many mental breakdowns. In october we saw that in our student in chicago. Allegra went from frustration with online. Glitches ole kick me out to a near meltdown. Mosquitoes and looking back now. What was your lowest moment of the school year. So far will be that time. I cried over my ex project. At that point. I was like this online is not gonna work. The study also found forty one percent said their effort toward learning decreased. attention definitely decrease. I'm still surprised at how. How much online's affecting. That was john in pennsylvania last december now. He says he's constantly distracted. Snow blowers dogs barking parents. Going into now and it really can mess with another. Finding fifty percent of students said the strength of their relationships with teachers has decreased the follow up email one of my teachers kind of dislike calling him about everything that's been going on and it took him almost like response to believe kids will be okay and they make it absolutely. Will they be able to do that alone. No learning how to manage. i'm just trying to think positively. I'm trying my best in a year. Filled with the unexpected brahima ellis nbc news and tomorrow savannah. Guthrie have more on the mental health impact on our children during the pandemic. That's tomorrow night and tomorrow on today for kids and adults alike. The pandemic has been difficult time but for some the last several months. Been especially brutal. Here's kristen dahlgren for hannah's deller. This time of year is never easy. Attend to get a sense of drenches with the colder days. The twenty nine year old suffers from seasonal affective disorder or sad a type of depression related to the change in seasons and lack of daylight with the pandemic on top of it. Seems like there aren't gonna be the maybe the solutions that i would have turned to in other years. Dr scott be calls it a perfect storm so if someone is already feeling down because of being away from friends and family and all being zaire be. That goes along with kobe. How much worse could things get could cascade into what we would call a major depressive episode. I recent survey showed depression symptoms. Were three times more prevalent during the pandemic michelle. Shearman worries about a winter without in person support. I miss human contact. Have a daughter that i'm incredibly close to. She's my best friend in the world. And i've seen her once since two started. Doctors say there are things patients can do. Telehealth is easier than ever. So if you're feeling down get help. A light box at home can help and try to get outside and get exercise. Also keep a schedule in hygiene routine and make sure to connect with others. Even if it's virtually for michelle the feeling that we are all in the pandemic together may actually help her feel less alone. The silver lining to the pandemic is a heightened fellowship and camaraderie feelings. That could be key during what is an especially sad season for many kristen dahlgren. Nbc news all right up next for us. The big news. From harry and meghan prince harry and meghan markle are expecting their second child kelly. Kobe is in london. The picture set it all prince harry barefoot meghan markle beaming their baby announcement relaxed and very unreliable. A statement confirmed. Archie is going to be a big brother. The duke and duchess of sussex are overjoyed. The queen said to be delighted. The timing a touching tribute to princess diana on valentine's day nineteen eighty-four splashed across all the papers news that she was pregnant with prince. Harry christie's brothers william and harry were born. Two years apart prince harry the adoring uncle to prince william and kate's children and quick to tease. When his brother's second baby was on the way bird sorts of us to see my brother sophomore now. It's harrys turn son. Archie was born in may two thousand nineteen discern through our joy. Two years later he'll be a big brother to baby. Sussex an american eighth in line to the british throne and growing up far from the royal spotlight kelly kobe. Nbc news london next for us tonight. The new twist on mardi gras finally tonight. Petty celebrate mardi gras at home. Here's morgan chessy in new orleans. Timeless sam even as mardi gras faces strange times with the pandemic canceling nearly everything. Megan boudreau posted this. I'll just decorate my house. And i'll pull the attic beads down and i'll just throw things at my neighbors. She called it a house float in the idea. Took off families getting creative a front yard turn terrific park a little shop of twenty twenty horse tributes to shark week and even alex trebek's fun bright and for some emotional. Oh it's been a year for us. Rachel hammer spent last year fighting bone. Cancer celebrating remission with a gorgeous phoenix. Front and center. This is about more than just mardi gras. Yeah it's about survival. But mardi gras is one of the ways that we survive holiday makeover getting all the right notes mortgage asking nbc news. Let the party begin at home. That's nightly news for this monday. Thank you for watching everyone. I'm lester holt. Please take care of yourself and each other good night.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
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They'll get you and your family protected and hopefully give you one less thing to worry about. Try it today. Breaking news tonight a battle on two fronts, parts of Texas under water hurricane tears across the coast while Corona. Virus cases there surge suits very challenging at on the owner of Kobe nineteen, and it becomes more daunting. Residents rescued from flooded homes, then given temperature checks shelters, and now this bars they're opening in defiance of state orders on the rise. Florida passes New York in total number of Cova cases, and on both coasts, dozens of lifeguards test positive, final crossing the powerful moment when John Lewis was carried across the bridge in Selma, Alabama, one last time violent. Protests across the country. A gunman opened fire in Austin. Another fires into the crowd in Colorado in Seattle police clashed with demonstrators, life and death decision the big change. These teachers are making rather than risk their health in the classroom. This is NBC nightly news with Kate Snow. Good evening, the season's first hurricane made landfall in south Texas last night. Some places saw up to a foot of rain. There more than one hundred thousand people are currently without power, and it's all made much worse by another crisis, towns in the path of that storm are battling arising cova cases, president trump today, declaring an emergency. They're ordering federal assistance as we begin. What is already a very active hurricane season Sam? Brock has our report. In Texas the season's first hurricane, leaving flooding and fear and its wake, the Texans cope with coronavirus crisis. Walkway appear was don. Rescues by night and realizations, by day of a rocky road ahead for storm, victims and first responders, getting people to shelters, your whole intake system changes in the past you could just follow people in a singular line and have them come through and process a process of now. You have to take medical evaluation temperature check. Across the state cases and death tolls, mounting this Houston's mayor announced more Cova deaths in July in that city than the previous four months combined at the same time, some lone star state bars opening in defiance of the governor's orders. All we are ticked off our owners, but. That's not what we're trying to show trying to show that we can open up Safeway and operate another state struggling with widespread transmission Florida now second in the country in total cases leaping pass New York with more than four, hundred and twenty thousand cove. It's still spreading rapidly as families uncovered brand new fears as a parent. Absolutely. It's devastating. My stomach drops when I heard the news desmond, Silva just graduated nursing school and moved to Florida for his dream job on the front lines after contracting covert and the flu in May. He self quarantined and recovered until Thursday when his mother says. Perfectly fine after dinner Berm. He started complaining that he had. back pain. Neck pain in the back of the said was kind of like throbbing once. They got him into the emergency room. You know eight minutes later. That's when the nightmare every game silva now paralyzed from the neck down though stable, his mom says judy covert complications and in California, the state, leading the US and infections, several straight days of record fatalities, and the first La county firefighters, succumbing Dacoven in nearby, Newport beach, ten firefighters and eleven lifeguards tested positive officials, attributing to community spread, and across the country on the Jersey Shore. More than twenty lifeguards contracted the virus after attending social gatherings. And Sam's with us now Sam. It's not just the hurricane that hit Texas. There's actually another hurricane threatening the US. That's right. Kate Hurricane Douglas still category one bearing down right now from the east on the Hawaiian islands they are setting up emergency shelters, but staffing in spacing an issue with Kovin over my shoulder, the Atlantic Ocean here there is a disturbance right now with a ninety percent chance kate becoming at least a tropical depression in the next five days so both coasts. As, we said an active season already. Sam, thank you a powerful day of remembrance today in Alabama. The casket carrying civil rights legend John Lewis was taken to the site of his most famous stand more than fifty years ago for the final time. He crossed the Edmund Pettus. Bridge Blaine Alexander was there. One final journey through Selma Alabama. Thank you for putting John to Selma One last time? Li? Oh. It's only fitting for congressman. John Lewis that this. Be Part of his home going Selma the city he helped thrust into the national conscience, he and so many others beaten to the ground on the Edmund. pettus bridge as they marched for the right to vote. Over the years, he came back repeatedly to mark the anniversary of bloody Sunday most recently in March as he battled cancer. Cheyenne Web Christ bird was on the bridge with him. She was just eight years old, and as I looked down, I could see hundreds of policemen with tear gas masks. Hundreds of. Troops on forces, the dogs and through. Today Louis, a hero's farewell from the next generation of leaders here because of his. Strongly believe I would have never been elected to office in this day and age, so they opened up. A door has not been closed, and from hundreds more who never met the congressman but say he touched their lives. And so with all of them, watching justice, he did fifty five years ago. Carried in a horse drawn Caisson John. Lewis ascended the Edmund Pettus bridge one final time. His family walking behind him in the same place where Alabama state troopers nearly ended his life today they stand in salute. His words spoken years ago where? In jail. Again. Impact. How long can we? Still at link today he's left richly. With the importance of having courage standard for worse right. Can't you hear him? Never give up? Never get in. The face. Keep Your eyes on the prize. For John and our nation. Let's make him proud. And Blaine is with us in Montgomery where the congressman is lying in state, he'll be honored in two different ways. Tomorrow in Washington DC. That's right, Kate. He's going to lie in state at the US. Capitol Tomorrow, and also tomorrow Congressman Jim Clyburn, a longtime colleague and friend of Congressman Lewis says that he plans to introduce the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of twenty twenty on the House floor Kate. Blame. Thank you and NBC News. We'll cover that ceremony in DC live tomorrow at protests across the country this weekend we've seen some of the worst violence yet and opened fire in two different states. One person was killed. Gotti shorts is tracking it all. In Austin Texas. APPRO- protest and then gunfire. People one for cover police say a protester with a rifle shot and killed by a man in a car, driving through a crowd suspect was detained, and is cooperating with officers in Aurora Colorado this SUV, driving down interstate towards protesters was fired at by someone in the crowd. Investigators say another protester was struck as well. Over the weekend, a total of five people shot at protests across the country. While up and down the West Coast thousand showing solidarity with demonstrators in Portland. There protesters armed with leaf blowers to pushback tear gas, and mother's forming protective ranks have clashed with federal police force accused of being too heavy handed. We're not as I'm here for a game, not a joke if the Rio. GET UPLIFT FARM, but Oregon's US. Attorney says those officers won't back down until the violence stops Portland. Mayor, teargassed himself by federal authorities insist the agents are only escalating tensions, the president now promising to send more federal agents to other cities. In Seattle at least forty five arrests, things local police once again, declare a riot and defending area protesters previously occupied for weeks. Agitator setting fire to the construction of a new youth detention facility. Across the nation marches it seemed to begin peacefully, being overshadowed by escalating violence. In Oakland the fire set inside the Alameda courthouse in Los Angeles windows of Federal Building smashed anger over a movement sparked by police brutality, continuing to escalate into seething civil unrest. Gotti Schwartz NBC News Los Angeles. Today marks one hundred days until the presidential election that may feel like a lot of time or a little depending on your perspective, but it promises to be a final stretch like never before Andrew Mitchell now on the five key things that could determine the race. On This Day Twenty Sixteen the Democrats were nominating. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine the next day Donald Trump invited. Russia's had Clinton's emails. Russia. If you're listening, it was a wild race, but this campaign is unlike any other. The pandemic means crowd free campaigning, no big conventions after those empty seats in Tulsa. Huge rallies president. Trump is counting on. And Joe Biden loves campaigning staying poster homes. In Two thousand sixteen. The candidates made nearly four hundred campaign stops in the final one dates now. Most events are virtual. The driving issue for many voters, the virus Biden's lead is only grown as the president is widely faulted for his handling of the pandemic zero way. We can do something like that. by. Injection inside or. or almost a cleaning Biden seizing on the issue Mr President Please listen to your public health expert, the economy, always the president's best issue now questionable with thirty million Americans collecting unemployment Mr Trump, also making law and order. A campaign pillared deploying federal forces into cities like Portland. Using black lives, matter and race as a wedge issue when people proudly had their confederate flags, not talking about racism, their flag, it represents the south. It's basically an appeal to racism. It's up NATO to to those who are who are worried who are freaked out by the increasing diversity of this country. Are the president of the advantage of incumbency Joe Biden. Has Barack Obama something that I've always admired about you? Joe Is. Your willingness to listen and learn. In echoes of two thousand sixteen US intelligence officials are now warning Russia, China and Iran or already trying to hack the campaigns and influence social media, causing Democrats to sound alarms that the president is not doing enough to safeguard the election. Kate! The Maid Press Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The twenty twenty election in more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast. We're back now with the tough decisions. Every parent and school employee has to make in the coming weeks whether it's safe to go back to the classroom. Some teachers have already made up their minds and are now leaving the profession they love Kerry Sanders has more on their difficult decisions. Across the country, some parents may demand reopen, but some teachers have decided going back to the classroom is a risk. They're not willing to take the me. It's a matter of life and. Miami Elementary School teacher between Washington has underlying medical conditions including asthma corona virus just forced an abrupt end to her career. How difficult has this decision been? I've been teaching for thirty eight years and the decision to just not return. It all was difficult for me because I've been committed to teaching since I decided to go into the profession. A recent poll found one in five teachers say they're unlikely to go back to the classroom fearing they'll get sick. Nine out of ten or worried about enforcing social distancing kids are kids are going to do a kids do their massive nature their social by nature? Being them sixty apart is is a huge challenge, a challenge or impossible, well, probably impossible second-grade teacher Christina Kirkman also forced to retire twenty eight years in the Hamilton Virginia classroom, but no more because for autoimmune disorder as much as I love my job and love. People that I work with my students to me. It wasn't worth the risk at all a risk that the American Federation of Teachers estimates will cost two point three million dollars per school for masks, hand, sanitizers, equipment and staff to disinfect the fear. Education already underfunded in this country will not meet the challenge. They are not remotely per haired. Heidi his. Rick resigned her job as a science teacher in. In Richmond Indiana after being told she could not teach from a safe distance over the Internet. How can these people figure out how to run a school? During a pandemic safely with no additional funding, they've been handed an impossible task and they're failing at it. Schools across America trying to figure out where it all goes from here, and which teachers will even show up, Kerry Sanders NBC News Miami. So many of us talking about that, we're back in a moment record temperatures in the Great Lakes and fears about how that could change the whole region. We're back with the heat wave baking the midwest this weekend and the Great Lakes are no longer such a great place to cool off water temperatures in the great. Lakes have reached record highs, and it's causing some real problems. Here's Kevin tables. The largest body of fresh water on the planet and this year the Great Lakes all ninety four thousand square miles of them are former. Wyoming they nice six to eleven degrees warmer to be exact a Balmy seventy one on Lake Michigan today. I might actually getting today. In Lakes Erie and Ontario, water temperatures are spiking like never before the others Michigan. Huron and even mighty superior are much warmer much earlier in the summer season easily put this at the surface to measure temperature Andrea vendor mood is doctor of oceanography who monitors this precious source of freshwater? You round. We had less ice cover. That's past winter that still meant son was getting into the top surface of the lake and warming the lake. Climate Change. We don't and Lake Michigan here. We've had a record for temperature over thirty years. Somewhat of a Snapshot Allows Climate Change. Commercial fishing is a billion dollar industry here and this as Crime Salmon Season Dana Bonnie has changed the way he fishes down deeper for may have to get out further away from shoreline. Other changes to record high water levels are causing serious erosion grumble. From the Air Vanderwood uses highly sensitive camera to monitor water safety for millions in the region. But. She says this summer's warm temps should not be cause for alarm bait. Now I think the concern is minimal. Instead folks should jump in and enjoy. The temperatures are so high in the great. Lakes this year you can really say come out in the water's warm. In the summer of Covid and Quarantine. A warm place to escape to and cut loose with the whole family. Kevin Rules NBC News Grand Haven, Michigan. When we come back a hospital, a painter and the healing power of art. Finally. There's good news tonight about the power of an act of kindness from a total stranger. An artist in Los Angeles wanted to show his appreciation to healthcare workers in New York, so he created the perfect gifts. A special delivery from thousands of miles away eighteen hundred paintings one for every single person who works at interfaith. Medical Center Persona Allston is the chief nursing officer I was there when a truck arrived with just reminds me of how others who were there with you. They would thinking of you in really meant a lot there the work of Los Angeles artist get us back in March. He watched as New York healthcare. Workers Battled Cova Nineteen I also personally. Really. Powerless, powerless and frustrated. So, he began to paint I can't paint one for everyone everywhere, but I could paint one for everyone at one hospital, wanting to honor frontline healthcare workers, especially those working in underserved communities. He did a search and found interfaith a nonprofit community hospital. He called his project strangers to no one simple paintings, each one a single flower. If you love somebody you give them a flower for a month. Get his painted not with a brush, but with a Syringe at the hospital nurses and doctors, janitors and administrators all received their own work of Art Sheila Arthur. Smith and account representative has worked at interfaith for thirty five years. She contracted corona virus and spent eight days in the hospital back in March. They told me I had to fight her sister. Patricia passed away from Covid nineteen in April. I was devastated for her. Get us his painting as a symbol of her survival, not a big poetry, but it represents a big part of what we're going through, and though they've never met interfaith staff feel deeply connected to get us. is absolutely Mac One person. I come across that. Don't love the painting that love passed on from California to New York with each unique flower. I just hope that everybody is reminded that that they're important and that there are literally millions of people that love them. They are so important. That is NBC. Nightly News on this Sunday. Lester Holt be back with you tomorrow. I'm kate. Snow for all of us here at NBC News Stay Safe and have a good night. Hi Everyone! It's Lester Holt. Thank you for listening now I. Want to invite you to talk to us here at NBC News We'd like to know more about you and the topics you'd be interested in hearing about as we look to launch new podcasts text podcast, two, six, six, eight, six six, and we'll text you a link to a short survey again text the word podcast, two six, six, eight, six six standard text messaging rates. Apply your input matters, and we're looking forward to hearing from you.
Friday, January 3, 2020
"Breaking news tonight the shock waves from the US strike in Iraq that killed the Iran's top commander President trump accusing Iran of planning imminent attacks American American diplomats and servicemembers. We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action. It just start a war tonight thousands more. US troops being deployed to the Middle East Iran. Vowing revenge angry protesters burning American flags American citizens. It's worn get out of Iraq. Now security stopped up here at home and the top officials. I interviewed inside Iran their warnings to the US. Our team inside inside Iraq and Iran. Tonight just in the hostage standoff at a bank and arm suspect barricaded inside police and swat team swarming the scene deadly wildfire disaster spreading in Australia. Hundreds of evacuees trapped on a beach rescued. We're in the fire zone. The deadly rampage a man stabbing apparently at random the suspect climbing to a roof and the shocking thing that happened next inside the daring escape the former auto company chief lean lean. Charges tonight the bombshell new report on how he was smuggled to freedom and the massive line of rain stretching fifteen hundred miles from the Gulf coast a New England Al roker where the latest traffic NBC nightly news. With Lester Holt. Nearly three thousand additional American troops have been ordered to the Middle East tonight amid a dangerous escalation in the US showdown with Iran Iran threatening harsh retaliation for the killing of it's top general by American forces the US as Qasem Sola Mani for years stoke violence against Americans overseas he was killed in an aerial ambushes bushes. Baghdad's airport the saving the State Department telling Americans to leave Iraq for their own safety. Richard Angle is there and has the latest. The aftermath shows an attack that was deliberate and sustained with around a half dozen explosions. The Americans firing with drones clearly didn't WanNa miss their our target. Iran's General Qassem Selemani. He'd reportedly just gotten into Iraq from Beirut and was leaving Baghdad airport when he was killed in a convoy of vehicles along with a top Iraqi militia leader president trump. Tonight Salamanca was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats Matt and military personnel. But we caught him in the act and terminated him the imminent attacks planned by Sulamani Talkative. US diplomats US military personnel and facilities that house Americans in Iraq Syria Lebanon and the region of the Middle East. Just a senior State Department official told reporters today Qasem silly money was no ordinary general the US officially classified him as a terrorist but in Iran. He the national hero specifically so they money was in charge of spreading Iranian influence around the world and he was extremely good at it smart. Charismatic Harris Matic Ruthless Strategic and bold. Sulamani knit together. A loyal network of armed groups from Iraq to Syria Lebanon Twelfth. Ghanistan understand anytime Iran attacked oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and then denied it or attacked oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and denied that two U. S. officials Suliman handiwork. His power made a runnings proud today. Iranians in the thousands came out to show their love and the wrangler anger so Imani was arguably Iran's most popular leader for years so they money operated in the shadows and he spilled a lot of American blood he was the secret secret architect of a long campaign against US troops in Iraq after the two thousand three invasion killing hundreds back then his face was barely we known but over the last few years Selemani has gotten bolder showing photographs of himself. On battlefields around the Middle East issuing statements his pride and increasing profile may have made them easier to track down. And Kill there was talking to Ron. Sulejmani might be a future president or perhaps even even a supreme leader today the man who has that role Iran's top visited pseudomonas family and promised severe revenge. The most I immediate concern is in Baghdad where Shiite militia leaders loyal to Selemani the same militias that for days attack the. US Embassy will take to the streets tomorrow to mourn show their rage and Richard joins us now from Iraq where our team is hearing late word of another airstrike. Richard what do we know. An Iraqi security official told us that another convoy has been targeted by an American airstrike this convoy carrying leaders from the Iraqi Shia militias those same militias who are going to protest tomorrow angry protests in Baghdad agd not far from the US embassy so this could escalate. It could lead to a cycle of violence. It just got more dangerous mature angle with that breaking news from Iraq. Thank you and you need to remarks. President trump declared that Sola money's reign of terror is over and said the US operation that killed him should have been done long ago. Alley Jackson has more on the president's residents response and reaction from Congress president trump tonight defending his order to target Qasim Sola Mani Sola mainly made the death of innocent people passion. We took action last night. To Stop A war. We did not take action to start a war and while the President says the US does not want regime change. He's ready to retaliate. If Iran seeks revenge if Americans anywhere threatened we have goal of those targets already fully identified and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is is necessary now new fall out here at home. This is the equivalent of the Iranians assassinating. The Secretary of Defense Democrats demanding details about the strike slammed by some as reckless with concerns. The president's overstepping his authority despite the administration citing an imminent threat to Americans in the region. Is that a justification enough in your view for this strike. Tuban carried out. I want to see what is the intelligence behind that house speaker. Nancy Pelosi pointing out. The president did not notify key congressional leaders in advance even though one of the president's. Gop Allies got a heads up his own. I was freaked about the potential essential operation when I was down in Florida. Appreciate being brought into the orbit. The President's party largely united in praising the strike arguing the world is less dangerous now after the death of the leader of an organization branded terrorists by the administration is terrorists leadership has been ended. The president took decisive action. He took the right action and candidly. It's ones that will save American lives and late tonight here in south Florida. The president said he believed that Sulamani had been planning what he described as a very major attack until by sources close to the president. He is confident in his decision. In to carry out this strike and in his authority to do so Leicester Halley Jackson's. Thank you answer. Iran vows. Revenge for Sola Money's. Killing Americans are on heightened alert both overseas and here at home the attack the threats having a far reaching ripple effect. Let's get more from Andrea Mitchell protests tests in Pakistan as crowds angry oversaw. Money's killing burn mock. US coffins celebrations in Syria as president. President Assad's critics express joy over their enemies depth. An exodus of American oil workers from Bosra in northern Iraq obeying an emergency order from the State Department to get out now and extreme caution in Israel which deployed tanks to the Golan Heights bordering Syria while UN peacekeepers beefed up patrols between in Israel and Lebanon. Thirty five hundred more. US troops are being ordered to the region from Fort Bragg the rest of the Global Response Force continuing the buildup in Kuwait and potentially Baghdad around the world. US embassies are on high alert starting in Baghdad following the siege that helped trigger the targeted killing of the Iranian commander. We're here at home. In New York. Police are on heightened vigilance at what they call sensitive areas and critical structures. We're now potentially facing a threat that's different and greater than anything we have faced previously. There's increased protection in Washington at key foreign posts like Israel's embassy with Iran vowing revenge orange wearing winwood they retaliate the next step up on their part who go directly after. US forces they have a huge capacity to absorb punishment. There were a million dead during the Iran Iraq. Eight year war. Those fears drove up crude oil prices by three percent with a still bigger spike spike. Expected if and when Tehran retaliates Iran's UN ambassador telling NBC News. Tonight retaliation is a certainty. I'm not in a position to to tell. Oh you what what sort of action will follow. But what I what I can tell you is that there will be retaliation against the kaeding. The ambassador also says the administration sent a letter to Iran last night and Iran has responded but neither side will provide details about those letters the administration restriction says the assassination was legal because it was defensive if so was it the right strategy critics say former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama both had opportunities to kill so on but did not fearing it would lead to war with Iran. Lester Andrew Mitchell. Thank you intentions with. Iran have weathered several dangerous flare up since last spring including major provocations. In a near the Strait of horror movies I visited Tehran in August amid those tensions and got some insight into how Iran might approach conflict with the US in Tehran. Today the American flag burned in the streets. Ah Angry reaction to the American assassination of Iran's top military commander Iran's National Security Council tonight issuing new threats saying a very grave. Revenge is awaiting the criminals who bloodied their hands with the blood of Sulejmani months ago. We traveled inside Iran speaking to people on the street and in their homes and to government officials including the head of Iran's National Security Council of visit during another moment of inflamed tensions following suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers and Iran shootdown of an American military drown back then and he shared with me this warning as in the case of war the US will be in a very terrible situation. WILL IRAN US asymmetric warfare. Warfare around has multiple instruments at hand including the proxy war a reference to Iran in back groups from militias across the region agent to terror organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah potentially raising the stakes for American military planners military to military. How would you expect the Iranians would fare against the US? They would fare badly cannot match us in conventional forces but they are masters of Asymmetric symmetric warfare. The Iranians may turn around and attempt the same kind of activity against the US ambassador. And then they would say. This was a proportional operation operation tonight no public indication inside Iran of what they'll do next NBC's Ali a rosy is there. Sulejmani was a cult figure. There's a real sense of shock here. State TV is commemorating him on a loop and one general even wept after the news of his death meantime last night's brazen US air strike may represent miscalculation on Iran's part in a series of interviews during our time on the ground this summer top officials was questioned the trump administration stomach for conflict. I think a brief glimpse into the history of America's past behaviors shows that they cannot so simply make eggs such mistakes a country that just weeks ago was embroiled in bloody unrest a deadly government crackdown to end protests over soaring soaring. Gas prices tonight is refocusing. Its rage on America. Most ravidas telling us that another possible response by Iran could be a cyber cyberattack against the US a lot of other news breaking right now including a hostage standoff at a bank in Illinois. Ronnie's in Chicago. Ron What do we know. Hey let's do. This all started around two thirty this afternoon. Local time officials got a call from the Heritage Credit Union and Rockford Illinois about a man armed with a gun who demanded demanded people leave the business but not everyone was able to get out so it's unclear on the number of hostages. At least one person is confirmed inside but authorities warned there may be multiple others now crisis. Negotiators are on scene local police SWAT FBI so far no reports of gunfire or any injuries. There are numerous road closures around around this bank as officials tried tonight to bring this incident to a peaceful ending. No word on the identity of the suspects luster of frightening situation. There Ron Mont.. Thank you those devastating wildfires. Oh fires in Australia are only getting worse tonight. In at least nineteen people are now reported debt Janice Machi- Freyer is in the fires out tonight. Inside the massive fire zone fears are growing officials. Warning flames are fast. Moving and conditions are getting worse. So this part of the fall all came through. We made it to this nature reserve now charred smoldering and at risk of igniting. Again in the moment kittitas. Everyone's notice getting themselves prepared two days ago that same wind and heat causing chaos and catching in many by surprise. This family was out on their boat and within minutes were surrounded by fire. told me around the corner. I'm mice. The valley was on foia which has houses gone. People were jumping into the water to save their lives because it was not going back yeah. They retreated to the beach waiting days to escape gate. Bhai road their seaside town devastated. Australia's navy today. Rescuing hundreds of people stuck at the shore. The wind is picking up chest a little bit and really feeding those flames thermal photography of the fires an ominous picture of the threat. Still there are people who defied a five warnings to leave but have few supplies and no guarantee of help. Even people outside the fire zone are feeling the impact. The entire coast is choked with this thick smoke. Making it difficult to breathe in the temperature is set to hit one hundred seven degrees today. Lester she'll badly need a break. Janice thank you back home. A deadly stabbing attack in Austin Texas police say the suspect got into an altercation that coffee shop then fled to a nearby restaurant inside allegedly stabbed two people apparently random killing one of them. The suspect then climbed to a roof and jumped and was hospitalized with injuries. Jesse had as we continue tonight. The dramatic escape how a former top auto executive charged with financial wrongdoing. Got Away with the help of a big box and a private the jets also rain and snow affecting weekend plans for millions. Al Roker has that and why the group leading one firehouse is so unique. You'll meet them. Tonight's tonight's those who serve the meet the Press Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The twenty twenty election and more candid candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast except for us tonight. Inside that daring escape by a former top auto executives facing charges in Japan there are new details on what he may have hidden inside to sneak out of that country aboard a private avot plane. Here's Tom Castillo. It has all the suspense of a Hollywood thriller. Former Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Goan hold up in Beirut route saying in a statement I have not fled justice. I have escaped injustice and political persecution. Goan had been under house arrest in Tokyo for months after are being charged in two thousand. Eighteen with financial crimes cost guide the foam ball. He's accused of financial misconduct days. International media have speculated about how oh he escaped tonight the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with a Turkish investigation report to American security contractors hid gone in a large black box then loaded it into a private plane. It was a large black instrument. Box musical instrument box Jammed back. I L of the airplane away and have holes relative volume for somebody zooming into three private Turkish jet company. MNG says it's it's filed a criminal complaint concerning the illegal use of its jet charter services. In relation to Carlos goons escape from Japan saying an employee acted alone own and falsified records. This flight aware track shows the jet leading Osaka Japan. Just after eleven pm Sunday flying through Russian airspace and onto Turkey a second plane then flew to Lebanon which has no extradition treaty with Japan. Gone insists I alone ranged from my departure. My family had no role whatsoever over promising to tell his story. Reporters next week. Tom Costello NBC News Washington. It's an amazing tale up next big weekend storm and Al Roker is here Tonight we're tracking a fifteen hundred mile line of rain from the Gulf Coast to New England. Al Roker is with were those out. What are you watching Lester right now? We're watching this heavy rain. Making its way all the way from the Gulf coast and heavier activity into the mid Atlantic states as it pushes to the east with snow developing behind minded so for tonight strong storms for the Gulf coast that rain will move into the mid Atlantic overnight tomorrow. Periods of rain into the northeast with accumulating snow to New England. Is this double barrel low pushes pushes through him by Sunday. It's off the coast. We're looking at the heavier accumulations along the southeast with wrong. Snow stretching from western New York all the way into New England airport delays tomorrow from Cleveland down to Raleigh and up into Boston. But the good news is Lester. It's Outta here quick like that all right at roker. Thank you and next. How these firefighters are breaking breaking new ground in those who serve finally our visit to a remarkable firehouse in Georgia? Here's Blaine Alexander were those who serve at firehouse. One in Decatur Georgia. You may notice something different. The fire alarm room in a field dominated. Aided by men. Tony Washington Vera Morrison and Annetta. The allante lead the only fire department in the country where the top three positions are held by women. I often get questions about three women working together. Who for years? They worked separately each the only woman in their respective firehouse on the line night after night. A tall order when even your clothes are working against you as often in hand-me-down clothes or hand-me-down on year for a five foot ten male right. So you're doing all this in gear that was made for men. Yes that gear as about forty five after fifty five pounds to your body weight. Even heavier the weight of being I. We represent every female firefighter. That's out there and there's it is not your typical fire station. Fully equipped with a relaxation pod Yoga classes and a sense of camaraderie. They say sets it apart and the community the is taking notice. Just take a recent career day visit chief more sense. It can females me firefighters and the one little girl raised her hand and she said no they can the chiefs. I think more important is for them to just see that anything is possible. And as long as I'm here we will continue the shattered a glass Salem paving the way for generations to come Blayne Alexander. NBC News Decatur Georgia Heroes. Every one of them. That's nightly news. I'm Lester her whole thank you for watching everyone good night and have a good weekend. Hi everyone it's Lester Holt. Thank you for listening now. I want to invite you to talk to us here at NBC News. We'd like to know more about you. And the topics you'd be interested in hearing about as we look to launch new podcasts text. podcasts cast two six six eight six six and we'll text you a link to a short survey again text. The word podcast two six six eight six six standard text messaging rates apply. 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Thursday, June 9, 2020
"Tonight the corona virus, and the deadliest days yet in several states Florida, California and Texas all hitting new daily death toll records new cases rising in thirty nine states, long lines for testing waits for hours in Houston inside the ER. And the new call to action by Dr Faucher. Plus the healthcare workers once again struggling with a shortage of P P months into this pandemic and the new warning, pregnant women that Major Supreme Court decisions on President Trump's taxes. Will they be seen before the election president furious reaction, the covert outbreaks summer camps in nine states, one camp with over eighty cases what it could mean reopening schools. The audiotapes of a police officer involved in the Briana Taylor. Taylor shooting, defending the decision to open fire at NBC News Exclusive What on One with Colin Powell, speaking out about black lives, matter and confederate symbols, and what he said, when asked does he think president? Trump is a racist. The Glee Star who missing on the water. Her young son found alone in the boat, the desperate search and the new tropical storm just named warnings tonight across the northeast. This is NBC nightly news with Lester Holt. Giving everyone. We've seen this movie before. Getting cases testing shortfalls, and now even shortages of personal protective equipment, being reported in some hospitals as the nation finds itself tonight in very much the same predicament. It wasn't April. Only this time in new hotspots would know lockdowns both Texas and Florida seeing record numbers of single day deaths as the virus runs. A mug and officials seem helpless to do anything about it. We're covering several angles. We start with Miguel almaguer. Tonight in a growing number of Kobe, hot spots around the country. Here is spreading as fast as the virus. The lines for testing from dawn to dusk now is online for five and a a half hours, the rush to be tested in often the long wait for results comes amid another record smashing day for new corona virus cases in thirty nine states, infections are on the rise the crushing toll on our country, no different than the original peak of the pandemic in April, say experts. We need to do something about it. Because if we don't, there's a possibility we may be seeing surgeons another area, so we're in a very difficult challenging period right now in Houston. This is what the crisis looks like. Doctors losing the sixty-six-year-old Cova patient gestures. The state hit a record number for single day. Deaths more who are sick are still flooding. The Er is far. and. Thinking your head is. GonNa end up on. As Florida also records a record number of single day deaths in Louisiana Ninety five percent of new cases are community. Sprat nearly half our people younger than thirty nine, and now a new study also shows evidence. Pregnant women infected with the virus can pass the disease to their babies. Pregnant women need to protect themselves from corona virus, just like they would from the flu or any other disease, just as more people are worried about catching the virus. Cities like Los. Angeles are asking fewer people to be tested saying it facilities like these they are overwhelmed and under staffed. With California Arizona Florida and taxes accounting for half of all the new infections among my best friend. In Dallas Sherry Tut lost her mother doors in sister Kisha Dacoven just hours apart at separate hospitals. Mama sister's death doesn't billions vain. I hope that someone listening will acknowledge you'd in learn from it tonight. The lives behind the numbers as our national crisis deepens Miguel Almaguer. News. Los Angeles another major story. We're following tonight. The Supreme Court and a pair of decisions ruling President Trump doesn't have the power to stop by New York prosecutor from seeing his financial records, but also blocking House Democrats from getting a look at them for now here's Pete Williams. In two landmark rulings, the Supreme Court said President trump cannot claim he's untouchable when faced with demands for his personal documents, but the ruling sent the cases back to lower courts, ending any chance that trump documents would become public before the election. In the first case, the court said a New York prosecutor. Cy Vance can pursue a subpoena for trump's taxes investigating whether he broke state laws by reimbursing former. Former aide Michael, Cohen for hush money, paid to stormy Daniels during the campaign by vote of seventy, two with both trump appointees joining the majority opinion by chief. Justice John Roberts. The court said quote, not even the president is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence in a criminal proceeding. The president can go back to court and attack. The subpoenas overly broad as anybody could, though that's A. A long shot, but even events does get trump's taxes. Grand Jury Secrecy Rules will prevent making them public in the other case by the same seventy-two lineup, the court said the president is not beyond the reach of subpoenas from house Democrats either, but rejected their claims of virtually unlimited subpoena power. The court said there has to be a balance between the two political branches to keep Congress from abusing. Abusing the process and said congressional subpoenas must serve a valid legislative purpose. The upshot is that House Democrats probably are going to have to ask for less material narrow financial record than they have so far. Both decisions are defeats for President Trump's claim that he was legally off limits. The court said President since Thomas Jefferson have responded to subpoenas in criminal cases because the public has the right to. Lester all right Peter Williams tonight. Thanks P. Tonight, the White House insists those rulings win while the president. Himself is blasting what he calls a political, prosecution by Democrats Peter Alexander is at the White House. President trump tonight, reacting to the Supreme Court's ruling, basically starting all over again sending everything back down to the lower courts, and you start all over again. Arguing that he's the victim of political prosecution thankfully, and it is a political witch hunt collection. which nobody's ever seen before. It's a pure witch hunt. It's a hoax just like the Muller. Investigation was a hoax that I won the president earlier on twitter, attacking the decisions, not fair to this presidency or Or Administration, but tonight his lawyers painting the ruling is a victory saying he's pleased. The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked both Congress and New York prosecutors from obtaining the president's financial records, promising to raise additional constitutional and legal issues in the lower courts president trump's now forced to extend his legal battle. Keep his tax returns private, the only modern presidential candidate, not to make them public. I'm not releasing tax returns because as you know, they're under auden every president. Since the seventies. Never heard that. Oh, Gee I've never heard that. I've never heard that, but house Democrats say the rulings mean their investigations of president, trump or not finished. We have a path at the Supreme Court has laid out that we certainly will not ignore. and. We will never stop our oversight. Also tonight, the president's asked for another extension to release his annual financial disclosure report as required the white. House says the report is quote complicated and the president's been focused on the Caro- virus crisis and other matters lester. Peter Alexander and the White House tonight. Thank you more now. On the Cova crisis with healthcare workers once again, suffering from a lack of P P. as Joe Fryer reports are still not enough to go around months into this pandemic. Nurses hitting the streets near Houston demanding more P P the patients asking me why am I? Not Wearing what they will call a moon suit. They're asking me. Where's my equipment and I'm telling them that? This is what we've been provided across the country. Healthcare workers say they're dealing with a shortage of masks counts in gloves again. For example used the same ninety five for about two weeks now, a recent survey of nurses found eighty five percent are still being asked to re use single use. I don't feel like a hero I'm certainly not treated like a hero. California's Amy. Arlen says she was given a gown. That says it's not for medical use that her hospital like many others is using reprocessed and ninety five respirators. We should not be having to fight these battles. The battle we need to be fighting is helping people get better. It's reminiscent of shortages early in the pandemic when a nonprofit called get US PPI was created by not actively getting protective equipment to healthcare workers need were getting my colleagues sick. Dr Megan ran the groups. Co says requests have soared the past few weeks. Are you surprised still happening in July? So honestly I'm not surprised. It's all free market, and it's all really expensive, and until we develop better national strategies for knowing who needs it in getting them going to keep these seen this problem. The American Medical Association is among those calling for the president to invoke the defense production act to make more equipment, but the trump administration says supplies are adequate in most states p. p. e. we hear remains very strong. Our focus is to make sure our states have everything they need. When they need several major hospitals tell us their supplies are sufficient, but demand growing for smaller facilities like nursing homes, doctor's offices and recently school nurses trying to get protective gear before classes resumed lester. All Right Joe Fryer tonight. Thanks the White House said today. It's on the same page with the CDC on guidelines for reopening schools after mixed messages left a lot of parents and teachers confused. Let's get more from Stephanie Goss. After new guidelines new plans in place it's going to be. The parents and teachers left trying to make the school year work and no one we spoke to. Today is feeling very good about it. In Phoenix Arizona, covert hotspot, the first day of school has been pushed back from August tenth to the seventeenth. That's just a week. How much different is he going to? Amber Gould is a high school English teacher. If the numbers don't get any better, are you ready to go back to in person teaching? On August seventeenth, if the number do not get any better, I am not ready to go back and I know a lot of my colleagues will not be willing to go back either, and it will be. It will end up in a fight because it's our lives at stake. Stake in northern Virginia where the viruses in better control, the months of homeschooling have taken their toll. I want them with real teachers I. Want them to get up. Get dressed. Go into a building. Feel like they're in school and not just roll out of bed in their pajamas. Some parents have a different take in hard hit. Orlando Florida I. Don't think schools should be opening up next month. The numbers here are. Crazy they're. They're growing so fast I plan on home schooling, my daughter, she'll be in kindergarten and so we're going to be keeping her at home to keep her safe in Charlottesville. Virginia like much of the country. There's no set plan yet. Is it confusing? It is very confusing until we know a lot of policies that that will need to be put in place if teachers get sick. What's the policy? If someone in their family is sick, what's the policy? Christina's Zito has been agreed schoolteacher for twenty. Twenty years. If you want schools to open, you need to be wearing a mask. You need to be staying home. You probably need to stay out of bars restaurants, we if if school is a priority, we need to make it a priority right now for some. It feels more like a Mess Stephanie Gospel. NBC News while states are still deciding whether schools will open summer camps, being considered sort of a dry run for bringing kids back together, but some have become hot spots for infections. Here's Kristen, Dahlgren. Her many families Missouri's Cana Cook. Camps are synonymous with summer this year, the network of camps, deciding to open with extra precautions, but on June twenty six families were notified. One of its overnight camps was closing after two positive cases tonight. That number is up to at least eighty two camps in at least eight states have now seen corona virus outbreaks Dr Jason Newland Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist usually sends his daughters to cannock, but not this year once you get one patient or one person or child or counselor ill now. Now, it's going to spread like wildfire. Twenty six million children typically attend summer camps this year. Only six point five million are expected. That was a big decision this year, but it was something that we thought that they really needed. Sixty percent of parents say they have no idea how to keep. Kids engaged this summer. Dr Newland says outdoor day camps may be safer than sleep away, but it all comes down to risk. Probably the question we all want to know better is what is the likely that some of these? Took it home and pass it to an adult Kenneth Cook did not respond to our requests for comment, but Missouri's Health Department reports. The can't plans to reopen later this summer. Once test results show. It's safe to do so. Schools incredibly important for young people. We also think camps are import, and how camps fair. This summer could be key to whether schools. Open this fall. Kristen, green NBC News. A tropical storm warning has been issued for New York City and four states along the northeast coast. The jess name tropical storm, Fay threatening to bring heavy rain tomorrow phase, this sixth named storm of the season the earliest. That's ever happened. We're back in sixty seconds with do audiotapes of an officer involved in the Briana Taylor shooting and what? Her boyfriend told police. The meet the press. Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics, two thousand twenty election and more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast. After, appearing, on Oprah, thousands flocked to seek the guidance of renowned Self Help Guru James. Arthur Ray, he was a charismatic speaker, whose unorthodox methods and philosophies promised his followers, a clear path to wealth and happiness, but what many didn't know about were his more extreme nothing's. Methods that pushed his pupils to their limits, giving son transformative experience they dreamed of. And killing others subscribe on Apple podcasts or been all six episodes and listen ad free on the one degree APP. We're back with newly obtained audiotapes reveal an officer involved in the deadly shooting of Brianna Taylor defending the actions of police. Here's Katie back. Amid growing calls for justice in Briana Taylor's case, newly released recordings of police interviews shed light on what happened in the moments before her death Louisville. Police Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly led the early morning march rate at Taylor's home. Mattingly with his attorney interviewed nearly two weeks after the shooting restarted. Announce ourselves. Please please come to the door place. We have a search warrant officer serving a now-banned, no knock warrant tied to drug investigation, using a battering ram to gain entry when gunfire erupted. Shot in the back of the head I. don't to get you know. Because positioning, you know. Initially when you're shot in rightfully, so you're returning fire. But Walker interviewed immediately following the shooting without an attorney, said police never identified themselves leading Taylor and Walker to believe it was a break in, so he got his gun and fired. I didn't expect. Scared me when the door like kicked his. Only reaction was. Trying to take the return fire killing Brianna shot at least eight times for some new details raise questions. It was two weeks before they had to answer any questions about killing a woman. Yet Mr Walker. Her boyfriend had to answer questions pretty soon after an extremely traumatic incident. Officer Hankinson husband fired mattingly and cost Grove on administrative reassignment, no response from their attorneys and Union. Is Been Over one hundred days now is still nobody has been arrested or held accountable, a painful case, unresolved Katie, Beck NBC News. Colin Powell rose to the highest rank in the US. Military Secretary of state advisor to both Republican and Democratic presidents, and now he's sharing his views on black lives, matter and his own experience with discrimination in a one on one interview with our Andrew Mitchell. With, the nation, in the throes of a reckoning over systemic racism and Police Violence Retired General Colin Powell speaking out racism still exists. We still have people who wanna take it out on. People who are people of Color, and we have to make sure that our top leadership. especially the president of the United States has to be an example to the rest of the country that. That we are one nation one people I Republican. You voted for Barack Obama. Powell now supports Joe Biden against president trump. The president is called. Black lives matter a symbol of hate. Black lives matters a matter of fact, but he doesn't accept it and should be leading this, not criticizing it when he speaks with so finally of the confederacy. Do you think that makes him? Him a racist I don't like to use that word. Let me just say that he is intolerant. He doesn't understand our history. Robbie Lee was a great tactician, but he was a leader of the confederate army, was succeeded in starting a war that killed six hundred thousand Americans the son of Jamaican immigrants. Powell grew up in the Bronx before encountering the Jim Crow South on. On his way to basic training at Fort Benning Georgia. There was only one motel that you could stop at all along the way that would accept black people. It was segregation. You better have some folks who could stay with their lives. Chicken car to keep you fed, but once you got to Fort Benning. You were in an integrated society and all they cared about was. A good soldier am I going to be a good soldier? He supports renaming military bases which the president opposes, the president should keep out of it and let the military figure out. What's the right thing is to do? We have a president who goes out of his way to keep us from moving forward, but we're moving forward. And without his blessing says we have come a long way, but have a long way to go Andrea Mitchell NBC News Washington. Up Next, the TV star, who went missing on the water and the desperate search to find her. Tonight the TV star who went missing while boating on a lake. Her son found alive got Schwartz now on the all out effort to find her. Tonight. A desperate search continues for former glee star Nyah Rivera who disappeared Wednesday afternoon on rented boat with her son in Lake. pyro just outside of Los Angeles. Dozens of search teams, using helicopters, divers and sonar, scouring the lake for the thirty-three-year-old who is presumed dead, according to officials, there's no signs of foul play. No signs of anything that that went wrong besides the tragic accident Rivera's four year old son. Josey found sleeping on the boat alone, wearing a life jacket. An adult sized lifejacket was also found on board. I can't make sense of what happened I. We just know that we found a four year old on a boat, and he said that his mother never got back in Rivera's love for her son evident across her social media accounts. Her last instagram post just the two of us. The search for Rivera could take days according to authorities is the man made lake has limited visibility to the bream. Murky waters cast members Heather Morris Chord overstreet and Levada lighting up the Internet with prayers and love for Rivera. The young cast, it's celebrated. Life onscreen has suffered behind the scenes. Rivera would be the third glee star to die so young. Tragedy seemingly foreshadowed by Rivera herself recently writing, make the most of today in every day you're given. Tomorrow is not promised. GOTTI SCHWARTZ NBC News. All right when we come back in just a moment fell resilient. Some super spelling kids will show us. Before, we go in our latest episode of nightly. News Kids Edition the National Spelling Bee was canceled this year because of the pandemic, but that didn't stop us from hosting our own virtual. Be With these whiz kids. The. Word is Parang Coma. It's the fundamental tissue of plants composed of thin walled cells able to divide. Our E., N. C. A.. M. 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Thursday, March 19, 2020
"Breaking News Tonight Virgin New Corona virus warning for young people the staggering number of hospitalizations for age groups that were believed to be at lower risk. It feels as if I smoked a pack of cigarettes in a blizzard. The air feels thin chest officials pleading with young people observe social distancing guidelines as US cases. Soar nearly thirteen thousand also new hope for treating the corona virus president trump announcing the FDA is fast tracking to potential treatments. The battle ramping up. Construction underway on an emergency hospital on a soccer field are the front lines critical shortages. Cdc telling doctors and nurses do you scarves Bandannas for masks. As a last resort. The travel warning Americans now being told to avoid going anywhere internationally in Italy a grim milestone the most Dessau anywhere in the world a military procession carrying dozens of coffins but China for the first time reporting no new cases. Should the extreme measures in China used here in the US? The alarm being sounded tonight on scammers taking advantage of the pandemic. What you need to know to protect yourself and our experts answering key questions the precautions you should take. When Food and supplies are delivered to your home this is NBC nightly news with Leicester. Hold all right good evening. We have known all along. This was going to get worse especially as more people are tested and it certainly has some states and cities that running tally of people. Infected BY CORONA VIRUS has doubled over thirty six hundred here in New York City alone and as each day passes some of the things we thought we know about this virus if change like the risk to younger patients a lot of what. We're going to tell you tonight may feel overwhelming but there is progress on some fronts including the search for treatments. Our team is ready to go with the latest. We start with Miguel Almaguer tonight. Inside intensive care units across the country the CDC says nearly half of all corona virus patients fighting for their lives are younger than sixty five. While often deadly for the elderly the viruses now taking more lives of those who were not senior citizens the young not only catching the illness at higher and higher rates but also spreading tonight L. A. County ordering residents to stay at home match. Solti has had the virus for over a week skills like my lungs are had fluid in the air feels thin and just feels very heavy on my chest as officials in Washington state scrambled to build a two hundred bed hospital on a soccer field. The number of corona virus cases nationwide is hitting yet another milestone climbing to over thirteen thousand more than half the cases in the country come from just ten counties across three states. New York Washington and California the number of tests positive is increasing today at the White House. A call for social media influencers to warn the young about the virus. The governor of Maryland with a more pointed message amid spring. Break scenes. Like the if you are engaged in this type of activity you are in violation of state law and you were in danger endangering the lives of your fellow. Marylanders with the State Department making an unprecedented move telling Americans not to travel abroad. Carnival cruise lines is offering their ships to serve as floating hospitals to relieve stress on a burden onshore medical system. Now the first two members of Congress Mario Diaz Balart Ben Mc Adams have tested positive while in New Jersey so if seven members of the family seventy three year old grace died just hours after her son and five days after her daughter cases in neighbouring New York are skyrocketing. Nobody can tell you when this is going to it. Nobody can say two months four months nine months. Nobody amid ghostly scenes like this around Boston as Americans heed warnings to stay away from others the US census is suspending field operations while the CDC suggested live streaming funerals to avoid crowds. The National Guard now deployed to over half the country with cove in nineteen fifty four separate hurricanes and every state territory and the district of Columbia tonight our nation fighting the virus and fear as both spread across the country in a letter to the president. The governor of California now says over the next eight weeks he expects more than half of California will become infected with the corona virus. That's more than twenty five point. Five million people a staggering number and lester. Many are worried. Could other states have similar projections. All right. Miguel thank you. Let's turn to the frontlines of the pandemic and the people were gonNA lean on through this crisis. The hospitals the medical staff. They're running short on supplies while vaccine may be more than a year away. The President says he's trying to fasttrack to potential treatments. Here's Tom Castillo on hospital. Campuses across the country triage tents. Now help manage the crucial people fearing they got covert nineteen any needing hospitalization or isolated. Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has set aside an entire Kobe. Wing doctors nurses in full protective gear. Where spending up to two hours at a time in these rooms with all of the equipment on which is very difficult. You can't really breathe that well and it's very hot so you very exhausted wearing it tonight. The American Hospital Association says it needs one hundred billion dollars immediately to deal with emergency as MED centers. Nationwide tell staff to conserve masks. Some cases where it's as safe as possible to do so actually reusing those and then for other things like respirator. Hoods and goggles. We are being told to save those that they can be cleaned and reused later. The government promises more are coming as the CDC recommends making masks out of scarves and Bandanas also. Today the president said to drugs already approved for other purposes are under review for covert nineteen patients chloroquine a malaria drug and rim does aveer. It's going to be very exciting. I think it could be a game changer. But the drugs are not yet approved for covert nineteen and may not work. Originally designed for Ebola may work better on corona virus. Chris Cain was put on the experimental drug in a Washington state. Er and says he saw fast results eight hours a lot better but me took notice of it now and then. I got home from the hospital over the weekend. So the good news. Most people who contract the virus will have mild to moderate symptoms and can treat themselves at home. It's not much more than getting rest staying hydrated You know if you have a fever you know maybe taking your medication for the fever like Acetaminophen But the most important thing is really to practice social distancing meanwhile with young people ignoring pleas to stay inside the resident physicians at Abbott Northwestern. Hospital in Minneapolis have their own message. We stay at work or you. You stay at home for US tonight. The Massachusetts Medical Society says the situation. There is dire not an protective equipment for doctors. Nurses technicians on the front lines of the pandemic. Lester all right Tom. Thanks for that. Reality check a lot of do get through this also breaking tonight. The State Department warning Americans not to travel overseas and stranded. Americans want to come home. Here's Andrew Mitchell. Countries closed their borders. Travelers including thousands of Americans are stranded struggling to find a way back to the US state. Department tonight raising. Its global travel advisory to its highest level telling Americans who live in the US not to travel abroad and US citizens living overseas to stay put among those trying to get home hundreds of Americans in Peru which closed its borders. Monday commercial. Flights are not an option nineteen year old age earhart and her friends. You're at a hotel. Outside of Lima. It could be a lot worse and I think our whole group attitude is that we're we're very thankful for the resources we do. Have Aden's father a Boston doctor? Back with US and safely sound back here in the US. President trump saying the military is working to bring them home via a group of young people in in Peru. And we're working on taking care of that with the military but embassies and consulates are working with skeletal staffs in Morocco all the US ambassador could do was post a video today. We're exploring all options small comfort for travelers. It's scary for Americans. Because we don't know where we're going if we're getting home tonight the. Us Embassy in Peru sent messages for people to sign up for commercial flights. But no sign yet that the border is reopening. Lester Mitchell tonight thank you and tonight. Lawmakers are hashing out that massive economic aid package that could top a trillion dollars and offering some new details about those checks that would go to Americans. Here's Peter Alexander with fifty dollars president trump tonight at FEMA. Feel free to call me. Vice-president anybody into table pressed by governors on teleconference for health including for devastated industries in their states like Nevada. Unfortunately had to shut down the Strip in Las Vegas and tens of thousands of the president earlier responding to bipartisan critics demanding to know why he has not used the defense production act today after invoking the law that would compel private companies to manufacture lifesaving. Supplies like ventilators. Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work. Federal governments are supposed to be out there. Buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. We're not a shipping clerk the White House highlighting one of the ways it stepped up waiving liability so US manufacturers can now millions of new industrial masks men for construction sites to be used in hospitals president trump overnight signing a relief package that provides paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to those affected by the pandemic as well as free testing and tonight the president saying he's opened a barring companies that receive federal aid from using it for executive bonuses or to buy back their own stock. It's very hard to tell them not to but I would tell them not to and tonight. The senators unveiling gets proposal for those checks to Americans. As an example. Anyone making seventy five thousand dollars or less would get twelve hundred dollars and qualifying families would get five hundred dollars per child. Lester folks could really use that. All Right Peter. Thank you the impact on this pandemic on American businesses growing more devastating unemployment claims not surprisingly up and now a new warning third of restaurant jobs could be lost in all. This Gutierrez has more tonight. Uber driver Yasser Hussain is looking for work. Says Business is down ninety percent? It's his kidney because you don't know what you're going to doing the nichols days across the country. Workers in limbo are sounding the alarm. We're asking you please. Don't forget about us. We need your support. The National Restaurant Association is predicting a loss of two hundred twenty five billion dollars over the next three months. The crisis continues meaning five to seven million. Jobs could be slashed. That's a third of the total restaurant jobs in the US. In Austin Texas already reeling from the cancellation of the massive south by Southwest Festival audio engineer. Richard Benoy is stunned. It's very uncomfortable. It's a little depressing. The Labor Department says last week it had two hundred eighty one thousand claims for unemployment insurance at one thirty increase from the week before carried by Dell opened her Kathleen Kentucky ten months ago now. She's drastically cut hours for some of her employees people coming into your Wifi to file unemployment here in a cafe and so holding onto my my employees in for them to see that. It's very alarming. Some places are hiring. This supply warehouse for the grocery store. Chain shoprite is bustling the biggest event that we had prior to this was sandy but the empty streets are already taking their toll. How long do you plan to stay open as long as possible in Brooklyn New York? This barbershop is fighting to stay alive. In the age of social distancing. This business has been Ralph Rubanov family for forty years. It's very difficult to see. Some of the employees have families and They're suffering because there's no work. The Small Business Administration is now offering emergency loans and lawmakers are considering expanding that program but some entrepreneur. Say They might run out of money. I Lester Gutierrez tonight. A New York. Thank you we'll be right back in sixty seconds with a new warning about scammers. Yes scammers trying to cash in on this crisis the meet the press. Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The two thousand twenty election and more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters but things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free. Wherever you get your podcast we just want to be treated fairly shooting happening. I don't care what he says. He's not getting my vote. Hi everyone is for mainly MSNBC correspondent and host of a new podcast into America featuring the journalist of NBC News. It's a show about politics about policy and about the power. That both had shaping the lives of the American people. The roller coaster is not an easier to stomach now than it was two years ago. Each week we're going into America to tell voters stories. He's doing the best they can for the country. Because we're in constantly doesn't mean that we should might vote. You can find new episodes of into America and your feet every Thursday to subscribe search into America. Wherever you're listening right now we have to note a grim milestone. Italy's death toll now topping China's but out of China what appears to be encouraging news. Here's Richard Engel. With many European countries now on wartime footing a haunting image today the Italian military escorting coffins of Kovic nineteen victims out of the hard hit city of Bergamo Italy overtaking China as the country with the most corona virus related deaths. Italian newspapers are filled with pages and pages of obituaries. American TOURISTS IN ITALY. Saying this could be coming to the US. It's hard to imagine New York looking like this but but it was hard to imagine Rome looking like this before it happened but finally some good news tonight that the virus can be tamed. If not beaten if China's to be believed it has no new domestic infections for the first time but the cost was freed up. The one party state locked down tens of millions. Disobedience wasn't an option. I spoke with Neil Ferguson. One of the. Uk's top epidemiologists. Does the United States need to go like what China did unless you roll out testing on a massive scale and innovative approaches to contact tracing isolation of cases? The Chinese are doing then. You really have no choice but to really lock down the country today. He tested positive for the virus. Richard Engel NBC News. London here at home as a corona virus spreads. They're growing concerns for Americans in rural communities. Are Stephanie Gosh. Reports far from the densely populated cities rural America may seem better protected from the corona virus but health officials. Say It is a matter of time before it spreads everywhere and people here could be especially vulnerable. You are dealing with a demographic that could be the hardest hit by this virus. Aren't you the rural population in the? Us tends to be older and generally less healthy than people in the cities. While the number of hospitals providing services is dwindling. One hundred and twenty six have closed in the last decade six so far this year and now a pandemic if you can imagine a huge tidal wave and we feel like we're in the shadow and we're waiting for the wave to hit Steve. Kelly runs ellendale regional hospital in. New York's catskill mountains where they've been working around the clock to prepare. This is a triage station that is set up for patients that have flu symptoms. His facility has twenty five beds for twenty eight thousand people. A neighboring county has already asked visitors to stay away. How many ventilators do you have? We only have one leader one ventilator. So you can have one patient who needs a ventilator and then what do you do after that? We transfer that patient. It's the same situation at Holden Community Hospital in Kansas where they already are reusing protective gear. That's very scary in rural America staff. Where a lot of different hats? Just take my safety officer. She's my infection control nurse. She's my safety officer. She also is employee health nurse. A hospital in Oklahoma is seeing respiratory problems but has no tests one in Wisconsin. Running out of swabs and masks. Another in Indiana worried about money. The national rural health associations warning the rural health care safety net was already fragile now. It's being crippled by Cove in Nineteen Stephanie Gospel. Nbc News Ellendale. New York. And all this fear the feds are wanting scammers are cashing in. Nbc's Pete Williams and went to watch out for what an aware. The Corona virus hot spots are this APP for android phones claims to provide real time information but Internet. Researchers say when downloaded it locks your phone and asks for a ransom in bitcoins to unlock the FDA Federal Trade Commission warrant seven companies to stop claiming that their products including teas and essential oils can treat the virus now. A phone scam claims to take reservations for a vaccine pre-booking vaccine for Corona Virus Health Center. A prosecutor in Virginia is helping lead the federal government's effort to crack down. We're worried about seniors because they are a vulnerable population both through this virus as well as to scams among the known scams fake websites offering to sell medical supplies now in high demand like surgical masks phony charities seeking donations offers to invest in companies claiming they can detect or cure the virus and even calls or emails pretending to be from doctors who claim to be treating a relative and demanding payment. Just don't know that you can commit a more ruthless and evil act right now. His advice ignore claims of a treatment. There isn't one yet. Give only two known charities and don't fall for someone claiming to be a doctor asking for money Lester. It's pretty awful. Pete thank you up next how to safely handle your home deliveries all right. Welcome back joining us. Now is our science contributor Joseph Fair. Who was both an epidemiologist and virologist Joseph good to have you here. I know there's been a lot of about the things we're having delivered to our homes now more boxes more fast food orders. Should we worry about them being potentially contaminated by those who handle them before? Absolutely we should be worried about them. Being contaminated advice would be if you're ordering food sticks to hot foods and microwave those foods afterwards. It's the container their end. So wash your hands before you after you take the mountain before you eat and if you're talking about boxes like from Amazon. We know that twenty four hours they can last on a cardboard service so least it outside for twenty four hours if you can if not disuse. Maximum PRECAUTIONS ONCE. You open it using rubber gloves. Cut that box open. Take your goods out. Take your gloves off. Wash your hands again and immediately dispose of the box. A lot of people curious about that. Thank you Joseph. Thank you and up next holiday lights now. Coming back finally spreading hope with seasons greetings. Here's Joe Fryer. The holidays have a habit of creeping up on. Cyril early but who could have imagined Christmas in March? We're not really conventional so in Rhode Island this week. The Griffin family put Christmas lights in their tree to accompany the shamrocks on their house. People are really excited about it. They seem really happy to have something besides bad news in their face. They're not alone on Social Media. Hashtag lights for life. Appoint you to decoration shining brightly during these dark times the metaphorical barbed-wire surrounding our homes now replaced by strands of light. If I'm driving by it makes me excited. So imagine what a kid's going to be like if they if they see this popping up indulge in a very special Christmas trees. Even the hallmark channel is getting in the spirit with three Christmas movie marathon. Starting tomorrow. Tis the season because for many as the song says we need a little Christmas white. This berry mix Joe Prior NBC News. I'm in a reminder. Join US tonight at ten eastern for a special on the corona virus pandemic on NBC and MSNBC. That's nightly news. I'm Lester Holt. Thank you for watching everyone. Please take care and take care of each other. Good night Hey It's Chris. As this week my podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with Michael Lewis. Who wrote an amazing book about what it looks like inside the bowels of the federal government in the trump administration particularly those people trying to deal with big systemic risks? It's extremely topical as we battle the Corona virus so I interviewed people close to trump. Nobody said anything but he just doesn't know anything and he doesn't have much interest in learning about it and when that's at the top all of a sudden you've got this very mission driven enterprise with someone who's got no interest in the mission what Russia's in who's going to show up to work for that administration and what they have in common is they have some narrow financial interest in whatever the enterprise is. That's this week on. Why is this happening? Search for wise's happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe.