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Fresh update on "arizona" discussed on The Fullerton Financial Hour
"Has left unemployed. That means Arizona's will receive $540 a week, including the 240 from the state. Federal unemployment benefits were $600 a week until they expired on July 31st. 933 new cases off Corona virus reported this morning in 69 new deaths. This comes after almost 1100 tests were processed overnight. More than 192,000 people have contracting the virus in Arizona since the beginning of the pandemic. And we're coming in up on two months. The monsoon, which has been one of the driest in state history. So far, Phoenix Sky Harbor has received only 1/10 of an inch of rain since the monsoon started June 15th University of Arizona climate scientists might coming says That the 1st 2 weeks of August are usually prime time for the monsoon, But not this year. Yeah, I think we've crossed across the threshold were on the down the downhill part of the roller coaster. Come on. Sune officially ends by counter standard September 30th and hands on learning just got a whole lot more realistic. Valley wise Chief medical officer Dr Michael White says they'll have new state of the art simulation training in the next year. The technology in simulation rooms.
Heat wave takes over parts of West, Southwest
"One. That's what a lot of you will be saying over the next few days. If you live in the West. Josh Weiss is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Record high temperatures for this time of year in the in the Desert, Southwest Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico 115 to 120 degrees for that a couple of days. And then, as we head into early next week, Monday and Tuesday, we could have parameters exceeding 100 degrees all the way to Idaho, Oregon and parts of Washington State. They're already feeling it in Southern California. This is the first hot day And his five more days to come. So it's gonna happen every single day now or what?
Fresh "Arizona" from The Fullerton Financial Hour
"Them stay and practice in Maricopa County. And now for a check on traffic. Here's Mike Daniels live from the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. Gabriel got crashing doll Road east of 51st Avenue. Reckon you being hills dry, Western state, 51 37th Street and Luke. Wanna one remains closed eastbound lanes between Cave Creek Road in state Route 51 project disclosure of fact till 5 a.m. Monday morning. Isha border sponsored by Kraft P three's portable protein packs without the 13 grams of protein for meat, cheese and nuts and with convenient on the gold packaging eatery is there for your commute or whenever you need a boost of energy. I'm Mike Daniels News Day, Our weather for the Valley. Well, it's gonna be another hot day here high of 112 degrees later on to cool down a little bit. Alot of 89. Whether brought to you by Howard Air. Whether Replace or repair, call Howard Air I'm Gabriel Gimignano, Arizona's new station. Our news. This is Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken loans, and we want.
Remote Work Is Reshaping San Francisco, as Tech Workers Flee and Rents Fall
"San Francisco. And what's that what that's doing to rent in the Bay Area? Did you know, for example, that Facebook Is now recruiting a director of remote work someone who would just be the director of everyone who works for Facebook of their 52,000 employees, but are doing so remotely. And not on a temporary basis on a more permanent basis when they profile number of people who have moved to Sacramento to Arizona to park City, Utah. Also down along Highway 101 you will see headlights are billboard that should
Fresh update on "arizona" discussed on Raul Campos
"Live from NPR News. I'm Barbara Klein, Arizona's top election officer, is calling for an investigation into President Trump for trying to interfere with November's election. Christopher Conover of Arizona public media reports. Arizona's Democratic secretary of state, Katie Hubs, contends the president's decision to withhold money from the post office. Violates Arizona Election law, which makes it a crime to quote knowingly delayed the delivery of a ballot. Hobbs is asking the state attorney general to investigate really important in terms of assuring voters that we're taking this seriously and that if there are going to be problems that we're doing something about it, Hobbes says Nearly 90% of Arizona voters cast an early ballot in the August 4th primary. Arizona's attorney general who is a Republican, says he investigates all election claims for NPR news. I'm Christopher Conover in Tucson, Arizona. This week, The 300,000 members of the Postal Service Union officially endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president. Yesterday, New York City's largest police union endorsed President Trump, the president of the Police Benevolent Association, slammed what he calls a left wing war on cops. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with senior officials in Poland today. He says the two countries have signed a cooperative agreement. The United States.
96-year-old man could be the oldest person ever to run coast-to-coast
"Ernie Andrews, who turns 97 next week. Still marching across America. Every step of the way I first met Ernie Six years ago, ago, he he was was in in the the middle middle of of the the Arizona Arizona desert, desert, trying trying to to become become the the oldest oldest person person to to ever ever run run coast coast to to coast. coast. Three Three years years later, later, he he actually actually made made it it to to the the George George ashore, ashore, only only to to then then turn turn around. around. And And start start running running back back the the other other way. way. Fernie Fernie is is now now a a year year into into the the return return trip. trip. We We caught caught up up with with him outside Lufkin, Texas, plodding along slow and steady as usual. Albeit slightly slower. Hey, I'd better hang on and noticeably less steady. A few weeks ago, a doctor diagnosed journey with congestive heart failure. Yeah, that's what they told me that he selling pacemakers. See you think that's just all the sales pitch? Yeah, There's a chance he could be telling you the truth, Erni. Does that change anything? No. No run to wanna drop a dye with my running shoes on. Much of Ernie's motivation to soldier on comes from his sailor passed. During World War two. Ernie served on a ship called on LSD, and he's been running to raise money for the L S T Memorial in Evansville, Indiana. This shouldn't be for gotten. It's their ship that one the war but along the way, this run is also taken on a more personal purpose, as thousands have joined him for at least a leg of the journey. They had listened to his stories. Celebrated his fortitude and given Ernie the key to a long life, a deep desire to keep pressing board run Ernie run, and that's why, although his doctor says time is short Ernie is still planning to reach the Pacific sometime around his 101st birthday. So let's say you make it to California. Then you stop running. No, I have a plan for coast to coast Really? Ernie Andrews optimistic for the long run.
Fresh "Arizona" from KNX Weekend News and Traffic
"Come station. This is CBS News on the hour your home for original reporting. I'm Wendy Gillette in New York. Much of the West is baking as a heat wave brings record breaking temperatures into next week. Scientist Daniel Swain says. Don't underplay the dangers of high heat and extremes in general, are sort of underestimated. Your CBS News meteorologist Jeff Vera Delhi has some of the hot spots high temperatures on Saturday and on Sunday from western Texas but especially into Arizona, and then all the way up the spine from California into organ and even Washington will surpass 100 degrees that deserts of the Southwest near 120 degrees. Places like Palm Springs over 115 places like Phoenix. Near 115 degrees. No overtime rule instituted by the new postmaster general to save money is definitely affecting service, According to this postal worker in Portland, Oregon, No overtime is permitted and males being left behind. It's.
Federal judge upholds New York's COVID-19 travel quarantine
"Has thrown out a lawsuit by an Arizona woman who claim New York's 14 day quarantine requirement for travelers from hot spot states infringed on her fundamental right to travel. U. S District Court Judge David Heard became the least the second federal judge to rule against challenges to quarantines, first ordered by Governor Cuomo back in June. Cynthia Page filed that lawsuit last month, claiming it unfairly stopped her from visiting Brooklyn and helping friends pack up belongings in the house. They were preparing to sell pages now planning to appeal.
Fresh update on "arizona" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"The Corona virus. Pandemic. Correspondent Sarah Westwood is at the White House, eliminating overtime and flowing down some mail delivery times. Those are the kinds of changes that Democrats want to see the Postal Service reverse on the president suggested that he opposes additional funding for the Postal Service that it says it needs to make those changes. They're more than 5.3 million confirmed covert 19 cases in the U. S and the death toll has topped 168,000. Over 80 million people are under heat warnings this weekend. Meteorologist Allison Chinchar says most of them are in the western half of the country, Southwest places like Southern California and Arizona. You're talking triple digits, but even places like Seattle like we're going to get into the low to mid nineties over the next couple of days, which is hard for them. I know that may not seem like it at high Other areas, but it is for them. I'm an Cates. This.
Elizabeth Wetmore: 'Valentine'
"Today. I'm rejoining Elizabeth what more Beth what more to talk about how? At Age fifty two, she published her first novel Valentine. A novel that not only is superb. It made its debut at number two on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is wonderful an impressive demonstration of the power of women's voices to carry a novel. Now, I'm very interested Elizabeth. How is it? That this. Is Your first novel at Age Fifty Two when did you start writing? Well I don't think I wrote my first short story until I was in my late twenties and I was a reader and I loved books and I read voraciously and impulsively as a little girl if somewhat in a somewhat unfocused manner and and really I don't come from a background where one becomes a writer at least not as a profession. So I think that this sort of combination of of a a kind of holding writers in such esteem I as a little girl in even as a young woman, I thought authors were. Other worldly they were sages and priests and rabbis and holy people live all sorts but I didn't think of writers as being particularly human or occupying the same world as the rest of us So I even write my first short story until I was in my late twenties but I read a lot and I love to read and I thought it must be a pretty holy profession to spend your time telling stories. I fell in love with reading and I had a hard time imagining who a writer might be. I, confused my teachers with riders. I thought that they and the books they taught me came from some specially magical and creative source and I felt song lucky. that. There were special classes when I was in elementary school, it had the ugly Title I. G C Intellectually Gifted Children. By the time I was in high school it was called AP advanced placement but whatever it was called we got to read the best books. One of my teachers took us not to the school library but to a public library where the head librarian was a friend of hers and we were able to take out adult books in this book, your new novel your first. Novel. Valentine one of the characters is reading the scarlet letter. There's a beautiful quote it's not identified, but I recognized it from Charlotte's Web. She here's the beauty of language, the children who are readers here that beauty and they find it on the local bookmobile. The comes to a nearby parking lot a parking lot that's near the strip. Strip joint. It's kind of amazing on the one hand you have. lost. Romantic children getting books and on the other hand you have the men watching the women taking their clothes off and that defied is the divide that defines this novel. But at a certain point Beth, you are at Iowa the Iowa Riders Program How did that happen? When I was waiting tables in Phoenix I started taking community fiction workshop It was being taught by to Grad students at Arizona State, and at that particular time, I don't know if they still do this. But at that time they the MFA students had to do some kind of community service project. So these two guys were teaching this community fiction writing workshop and. I sort of made my way into that and that was where I started and then at some point I was able to to sort of I wouldn't say sneak-in but I was able to get permission to sit on an MFA level workshop at Asu and just sort of as a guest It was really lucky and I'm not sure it would happen today. But but the long and the short of it is I was able to sit in on a class being taught by Ron Carlson who really encouraged me than to apply to Grad School, and I'm the first generation of my family to go to college I. Grew up in a really really working class background. So Honestly It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I even really knew that there were such things as MFA programs when I signed up for that community fiction workshop was when I learned that there were MFA programs out there So So I was encouraged by a by a mentor to to apply and I did and You know initially he had said to me go do some research and come back in. So I, I went and did a little reading and came back with a sort of list of places to fly in University of Texas Syracuse Iowa was not even on my radar until he said, why is in Iowa on?
Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris to join Biden in Delaware
"Will hit the campaign trail once again, this time as Joe Biden's running mate. The former vice president made the announcement on Twitter, calling Harris a fearless fighter for the little guy in one of the country's finest public servants. Today. Our political analyst Michael Neil says the pic was a safe one. He does not have any obvious flaws. Vice president almost never helps you. You just want number one biggie. You don't want anybody who's going to be a target. Harris is the first African American woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket. Biden and Harris are scheduled to hold their first joint press conference at around 12. 50. This afternoon. Arizona time. You can hear it live right here on our 92.3 FM, The
Pence praises police officers in Tucson visit
"Mike Pence says law enforcement officers deserve praise for valuing others ahead of themselves. Put your lives on the line to protect someone that in most cases, you Everything that he made. The comments at an Arizona Association of Police event in Tucson Pence's visit to Arizona. Yesterday was his second in less than two months.
Impact of Biden's Choice of Kamala Harris as Running Mate
"Just dividing Picking California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Let's get the what this might mean for the Democrats as they head into November for the election. Marty Shankar, chief content officer for Bloomberg News, joins US Marty. Thanks so much for joining us here. What's your initial takeaway of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate? Well, I think you know, and it's been spoken about all morning and yesterday afternoon. It's a historic pick. She is the first Whom the person of color to be on a major ticket advice. Presidential candidate and you know, it solidifies what some Think was a somewhat of a vulnerability for Joe Biden. That's with the with the black voters. And I think that you know it was an excellent choice. Well, Marty, you say that. But will there be any pushback from black voters given her record on criminal justice reform and as a prosecutor Yeah, You know, I think that's been a problem for her. If this came out Bloomberg another George stories about her role in as attorney general in California. Oh, and as a district attorney in San Francisco. She has Been criticized for being Dick really aggressive in her prosecutions and resisting remuneration for those wrongly prosecuted, But that was you know, decades ago. Um, I think that you know, it will be a line that GOP uses against her and they've already started. Um, but I think her attributes will probably be able to overcome those What do you think This means? This ticket here the way this potential campaign may unfold in the next couple of months means for financial markets here. Well, you know, I think the important thing you know no one's really talking about it. But Pamela Harris and Joe Biden. Their policies really are dependent on what happens in the Senate if the Senate remains in Republican hands. They're going to have a really hard time getting any of their policies through so I think the focus really needs to be on those important Senate races, their number of them That were supposedly safe for Republicans who are now in tossup territory. And I think place like main on Arizona. So you I think that that's really going to be a pivotal thing for markets. But I do think that if you didn't see it the other day, Ed in the former editor in chief of Barons wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal saying that Biden presidency is going to be great for markets. Yeah, absolutely. And I think you know, market participants are already saying that we had marked as Reon yesterday. Who, you know, obviously. Is it a financier, too? The Biden campaign and so he obviously was very pleased with the comma Harris choice to It would have been his choice. Marty, what happens between now and November in the sense that Joe Biden can be a little bit unpredictable? Is there a way that he could throw this? Well, you know, when people asked the what my thoughts are on the election coming up by continually say it's Joe Biden's to lose. And there is and I think the debates coming up the three debates and the debate the vice presidential debate this just one could have A really important role in how this election place out. So yes, Bonnie. It's quite possible that Joe Biden could say something or perform. Poorly and that may have a real impact on the race, which, despite the polls, I believe is pretty close. Marty, How do you think these candidates for the president and Vice President Biden How will they campaign over the next several months is it just could be a serious of television interviews and things like that? Yes, And I think you know, like today they will do a a century a small audience of participants so she'll be distant with I'm sure with mass And that's the way it's going to be until November. I mean, Donald Trump certainly would like to make it a more on the GOP side. Would liketo have his huge rallies, But I don't think that's gonna happen, so it's going to be as usual and unprecedented campaign. Virtual events on on video and that actually made Plato Bidens and ban it because he's much better in Hello. Prompted characters rather than life. Yeah, Marty, what makes you say that? You think it's closer than the polls suggest right now? What votes? Is the pole missing? Well, you know, we did a story about a theory that when potential voters are speaking to Pollsters. They may say that they are voting for the Democrat when in fact they are going to vote for Trump. I think that the There is this phenomenon and people just not willing to tell what they're That they support Donald Trump to pollsters. So I do think that there's that element of undercounting Trump's support. Fascinating. It's going to be just amazing. Several months. It feels like every presidential election in the United States brings up some new constitutional challenges and debates and difficulties, and this one's going to be no different. Marty Shankar's chief content officer here Bloomberg News. And of
Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris to join Biden in Delaware
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is newly chosen running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris will make their first campaign appearance together today in Delaware. I'll carry their first joint press conference live when it happens at 11 this morning. Arizona time.
Podcast Critic and Creator Wil Williams Shares Her Origin Story
"Hello and welcome to a bonus episode of inside podcasting the show in which creators discuss their craft. I'm your host Sky Pillsbury. A few weeks ago I posted a post show episode in which my podcast friend, Ariel Nissim flat, and I discussed my interview with podcast critic and Creator. Will Williams during that episode, I revealed that due to technical mishap will and I actually recorded twice the interview with will, that I, shared with you a few weeks ago was our second recording. Today's episode is the first eleven or so minutes of our original discussion which I was able to salvage despite the technical mishap. So today, I'm releasing it for all of us here I. Hope you enjoy it. Will Williams. Welcome to the show I am so happy to have you with me today. I have been. Thank you for having Oh. Absolutely. I. Have Been Intrigued by you ever since I came across your posts on twitter you're one of the first people I came across where I don't remember what you were saying, but it was surely opinionated and. Could. It could have even been. You know a useful rant. I'm not really sure but I immediately knew this is someone that I want to pay attention to this is someone that I wanNA follow. So. For me to get a chance to just dive into who you really are because of course, at this point I have had the chance to meet you in person and we have had. Interactions they're still so much. I don't know and I have a lot of questions. So I read somewhere that you started listening to. Night. Vale and Lime Town that that might have been your first introduction to podcast. Is that right? So that was my first introduction to fiction podcasts by I was one of those people where I was listening to podcasts in a more general sense before I pods were even a thing I was downloading them on my desktop computers and listening whenever I could back in those early days of I tunes but Lime Town and Night Vale were definitely my biggest introductions to fiction, which then launched me into writing. So when you're listening to the other podcast prior to that, what happened that was different when you listen to night villain lime town that led you to feel like Oh maybe I wanNA play a role in this. In Twenty twelve, twenty thirteen. There were a bunch of fiction podcast being made and because I guess I kind of raised myself on traditional nonfiction podcasting things like radio lab and grammar girl and writing excuses when fiction podcast starting to make stir I was unfortunately in the camp where I thought that they were going to be good that they would be kind of. Poorly, produced or poorly written or kind of tacky. So I just didn't latch onto them, which is so embarrassing to see now. When I listened to night neil well, that's fascinating to me because of course. so closely to the genre. Yeah. When I heard Night Vale, it was kind of more of the same kind of thought of it as the exception to the rule, and I think part of that is because I was so set on this idea that you know all fiction podcasts kind of sounded like basically like a prairie home companion in my head that's what I was comparing it to and I liked that night failed did something so different in. So weird I mean this was again like. Twelve thirteen twenty thirteen, and back then lgbt representation, which is something that I think a lot of people fiction space take a little bit for granted now, not that we couldn't still be better, but we really had so little of that in an accessible fiction format and the main relationship in that podcast is between two men and later would go on to have trans characters and it felt really revolutionary to me and growing up in Arizona and specifically being in Phoenix for most of my life I. Latched onto. The weird desert setting usually the desserts here are basically exactly as bizarre feel feel feels like a documentary sometimes. I thought of it. Yeah. As like the exception to the rule I liked it but I didn't think it would be into more efficient podcasts but when lime town came around and my friend introduced me to it. I mean, it sounded incredible and I was working in my college radio station. At the time I had tried my hand out a little bit of production. So I knew how much went into it and it just sounded so good. They loved the writing and I've always been one four character study is and that's basically what town is like there is the mystery to it, but it's mostly vignettes of these fascinating characters and he just fell in love and then from there I just kind of dove headfirst into all the fiction I could find, and now here I am. So, you were at college at the time right were you what were you studying? Did you have parallel paths going like I'm interested in radio and I'm working at the college radio station but I- majoring in something completely different. Something completely different. I. My Undergrad degree is in English education. I was very bent on being teacher. I just worked at the college radio station for fun basically, and then you Kinda fell in love with and the more I fell in love with audio the more I fell in love with working at the station. And then I did my semester of student teaching. I graduated I worked as a substitute teacher for two months. End then hated it never been You hate it why? I loved teaching proper is loved being with the students but honestly I think that I was. I got way too emotionally involved in all of my students and to to this day. I still think back on students during that semester student teaching and wonder if they're okay
Biden Leads Trump, 49%-44%, Among Likely Wisconsin Voters in Latest Marquette Poll
"Some new polling shows that things are actually tightening. Now, one poll, there was a national poll, but we don't talk about national polls that had trump down ten points national, completely irrelevant, not applicable at all national polls. Do not matter. Show me state polls, show me trends now Monmouth, which has donald trump down ten points. Nationally had the same in August of two, thousand sixteen. However. There's a Marquette University poll in Wisconsin that shows Biden up five points now, that might seem like bad news. But as we examined some of the new emerging polls on a statewide basis, which is more important. Especially in battleground states, we have a totally different picture. Now, remember you could lose California by eighty points by ninety points, lose the popular vote and still win in a landslide with the electoral college. Also something to consider at these polls polls that conduct something called live collar with cell phones, they tend to skew Democrat why this is what we call the shy trump voter. I add three to four to all these polls. OAS? especially in a presidential, never remember conservatives are much more likely to hide their true political opinions from public view. The presumption is that this includes from pollster if it's live on a phone call and this bears out in the methodologies. So a new poll in Arizona Has Martha mcsally, the incumbent Republican senator who was appointed by Governor, Doug Ducey. She is down five points where she was down nine points and a similar poll previously. Speed look at. Oh, predictive trendline since December, it follows what we'd basically know to be true that trump was ahead at the end of last year and pre pandemic. Then things got really bad. We know that no one is denying it, but the race is tightening in the president's favor. Republican plus two in December to a low, of Democrat, plus nine and plus in May, and now it's improved for trump to Democrat plus for for now. And, now, here's a new promising poll that shows trump is beating biden conducted by Rasmussen pulse opinion in the State of North Carolina. The poll of Seven, hundred, fifty likely voters shows the president beating Biden by a single point when leaners are included. So we can cherry pick polls and there some polls that show trump down in some of these states. But the enthusiasm index is definitely in the president's direction. I think there. There, are some major issues here that are missing from the conversation. If the president can continue to show significant gains when it comes to the Chinese Corona, virus get college football back on the airwaves I think this is how his election lose I? Think he's going to have massive gains and I think the more the president is ahead of the curve on the issue of the economy and law and order the better.
Pac-12 postpones all sports through end of year
"Sports will stay on the bench, a USC and all the Pac 12 schools, the conference is canceling all sports competitions through the end of the year. Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson says sports are important but not as important to student health. We don't have to play until it's safe and weekend literally guarantee the health and safety of our student athletes. Not just now, but their lives going forward because we don't know the impacts going forward, and until we have more clarity, we're not going to go forward. You see, Eli and USC had been scheduled to kick out the football season at the Rose Bowl next month, 2020 will be the first calendar here. The two rivals have not faced each other since 1935. The Big 10 has also canceled all sports competition.
COVID-19 impacting school sports
"So what's next for college football, volleyball, basketball and soccer players who've been allowed to condition on campus but can't play? Arizona State University athletic director Ray Anderson says, will be up to the individual schools to decide the game plan. We're not driven by lawyers who say well will relieve you of liability. That's not what floats the boat in this conference, so we have responsibilities and accountability. No live football games means millions in lost television revenue. Anderson says. No doubt there will be short term financial pain. But when it comes to Corona virus and People's Health University of Oregon president Shill perhaps summed it up the best When we're on the field, we're going to compete as hard as we can with each other, But we were back in our offices and thinking about you know what we care about Most We're
What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school
"As the debate rages about re opening schools amid the virus pandemic everybody from teachers to parents to president trump has weighed in but what about the kids from kindergarteners to high schoolers there's a mix of glee and fear about learning either at home or in class a Connecticut four year old would rather go to school saying it has more toys and is more fun but many kids say they're worried about staying healthy about classmates breaking rules on wearing masks and keeping their distance of thirteen year old in Las Vegas will head back to school in three weeks and predicts they'll be back home in a month in Arizona ten year old says he didn't feel safe at first when returning to school last week but it got better in Colorado one six year old fool head back to class this month hopes she can wear a unicorn mask I'm sadr mag ani
Trump Administration Prioritized Border Wall Construction Over Other Options in Flawed Process, Government Audit Says
"Called President Trump's Border wall 1/14 century solution. They say artificial intelligence and new surveillance technology. Khun Secure the border without spending billions on steel and concrete. Now comes a government watchdog report that false customs and border protection for not considering alternatives to the wall. NPR's John Burnett reports. Trump's giant wall gets all the buzz. But customs and border protection is quietly testing a new generation of free standing surveillance towers on the Arizona border that could revolutionise border security. Telescoping towers are equipped with infrared and daytime cameras, along with laser range finders and illuminate er's that can zoom in on a target miles away for a close up there mounted in the bed of a Ford F 1 50 so they're completely mobile, and they can be operated remotely. They can tell an agent if the object moving north is a cow or a single migrant or a family camera. See, something is going to alert and send that information to an agent in the field. Directly. So if I have a phone now, my phone haven't app on it, And that information will come directly to me. That CBP is Kelly good as deputy executive director of the program Management Office. He's in charge of technology acquisition. I met him last march at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, where domain awareness technology was the hottest gear with Trump's border wall Now approaching $25 million a mile, I asked Good. How much to the mobile towers cost, huh? The lesson 1,000,000 less than a 1,000,000. That's the same question the inspector general of the Homeland Security Department had last month, the watchdog released a report critical of the border patrols. Single minded fixation on a wall is the answer to border security. The inspector general wrote. Quote CBP is an ability to effectively guide this large scale effort poses significant risk of exponentially increasing costs. In fact, the audit said, Border Patrol insisted on a wall even though the agency's own internal analysis said technology and boots on the ground were smarter solutions in certain regions. Representative Henry Cuellar is a Texas Democrat from a border district where CBP proposes to build 121 miles of barriers. We now are in a time we can build this virtual border wall technology. We have that already. I mean, you got the autonomous surveillance powers. But there is a political pressure from the White House. They're saying build me the wall. Get me mild. Last week, Three landowners in the Laredo area filed legal documents in federal court trying to stop the government from condemning their riverside property for wall construction. One of their arguments is Thie Inspector general's report. Carlos Flores is an attorney representing the property owners. 10 years
U.S. Hits 5 Million Coronavirus Cases
"Milestone. The US has now surpassed five million cases of covert 19 according to the ongoing tally by Johns Hopkins University. A number of states continue to deal with widespread outbreaks. Arizona reporting more than 1000 cases and 56 deaths in the last day. Kentucky just over 800 new cases, and Texas is reporting its highest seven day average positivity rate so far at 19.41%. Mark Gray Malard ABC News A family in the
U.S. hits 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases
"S reaching another milestone in the Cove in 19 pandemic. The US has now surpassed five million cases of covert 19 according to the ongoing tally by Johns Hopkins University. A number of states continue to deal with widespread outbreaks. Arizona reporting more than 1000 cases and 56 deaths in the last day, Kentucky just over 800 new cases. And Texas is reporting its highest seven day average positivity rate so far at 19.41%. Mark Malard ABC NEWS,
'Most sophisticated tunnel in US history' discovered between Mexico and Arizona
"A report U. S Border Patrol officers get this Discovered an incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico all the way to Arizona and what an acting chief patrol agent calls one of the most sophisticated tunnels ever in U. S history, believed to be intended for smuggling. The tunnel runs from a neighborhood in San Louis Riel Colorado, Mexico to San Luis, Arizona. The construction has yet to reach the surface. Public affairs agent, Vinnie Dubovsky says agents discovered electricity, weather proofing, flooring, ventilation, a rail system and mohr within its passages. This is one of the most sophisticated tunnels we've seen in the United States just because thie Material used to build it. On the train that it had to Travers through. Um It makes it really
"arizona" Discussed on 5-4
"Tell the state. Yeah you can kill these guys fuck him. Yeah Yeah I think it's like pure retributive justice. Year where they wanted to punish someone and the person most deck directly responsible died in the fucking desert and so they needed to punish someone else right and says like my not his fucking kids. They're right there right. Yes right and like you. The the cellmate was executed. And eventually the these kids. Their death sentences were commuted yum. Yeah worth noting. They don't die Yeah so I mean look. The case here is about someone being executed for felony murder but the real fundamental absurdity. Is someone being prosecuted at all for a murder that they did not in any real sense commit and there are a bunch of examples of just? How Outlandish Felony Murder Rules can get? It's an absurd rule and in some states you can bucking get executed for it right. Yeah the Tyson case. You know you've got someone who's participating in a crime and obviously didn't participate in the murder itself but they are creating a situation where there are life and death stakes without question not harder to understand the desire to see them punished heavily. Yeah But the felony murder rule itself gets applied to all sorts of situations where the death is so far detached from the actions of the felon bet it becomes. Just I mean hard to believe that this is actually a rule applied consistently across the American States. Yes and I think it would be useful to go through a few of those scenarios and we want to focus on a particular aspect of felony murder that has sort of started to crop up more and more. Which is that cops will in trying to stop a crime kill someone and then. The perpetrator of the crime will get charged with that person's murder. Yeah Yeah So. One example is A girl name Mason EEK Saunders in Ohio. She was arrested at the age of sixteen for the death of her boyfriend. Julius Tate now Saunders and take Had planned a robbery and tate ended up being shot by an undercover police officer but the result was that saunders was charged with that murder Another case another sixteen year old actually Blake Lehman He was prosecuted under the felony murder. Rule in Indiana after participating in a spur of the moment group robbery. He and his friends in that case thought that their neighbors House across the street was empty. They went into grab a wallets. If they could find anything else that they could steal and sell but the neighbor ended up being home the neighbor and fire on the teenagers. Lehman himself was shot. He survived but his friend that was with him was shot and killed and Lehman got charged in the murder of his friend. He was sentenced to fifty five years in prison under the felony murder. Rule IN INDIANA. We should note that that sentence eventually got reduced and he was released Another sixteen year old in New York City this time. Marcel Dockery He set fire to a mattress in his apartment in Brooklyn back in two thousand fourteen and NYPD officer who responded to the fire later died of smoking. Elation dockery is charged in murdering police officer and was sentenced to nineteen years in prison having horrific looking. How backwards is a company to fall into his own debt? Your some shitty sixteen year old. This isn't like a fuck in breaking and entering situation right sixteen year old lighting a mattress on fire. I can readily see myself doing this as eighty percent of the sixteen year old population. Ucla mattress matches or something. And you're and you'RE GONNA like that. Shit on fire. Some Moron fucking cop manages to turn a mattress fire into his own death and like you get a fucking funeral 21-gun-salute the mayor tweets about your service on the fucking kid gets charged with murder. It's fucking wild Another one last year an NYPD. Detective was shot and killed by a fellow officer while responding to a robbery both men who committed the robbery. Christopher ransom and Jagger Freeman were charged with the murder of that officer even though it was another police officer who killed him and by the way Freeman one of the participants in the robbery. His participation in the robbery was only as a lookout Important to note that also charged with murder. The wild that cops have figured out that only do you not get in trouble when you kill someone but you can get on the other person charged with murder. It's crazy just to highlight arbitrariness with once. You are applying the felony murder rule. How it ends in different outcomes kind of Case to case So back in two thousand nine Robert Thompson was executed in Texas after being charged with felony murder And what happened in his case was during a joint robbery of a convenience store. Thomson and his codefendant Sammy Butler. They both fired shots at two employees but it was actually butlers. Bullet that ultimately killed one of the employees. Both shooters were eligible for the death penalty but they had two separate trials and those came to two separate. Conclusions Thomson is sentenced to death while Sammy Butler was not and I who's full. It actually killed him was nice instead of right exactly so just highlight that when you're using arbitrary and vague rules and you don't have clear standards. This is exactly what it leads to write and Brennan Condom makes this point. That's the conclusion of his descent. Which is like he doesn't think it's possible to create real bright light standards for the death penalty in that. It's always going to be arbitrary. And that's why the death penalty in general should be considered cruel and unusual. Righty good absolutely apple. But at the very least in the felony murder context exactly and you know a lot of these cases. We mentioned a lot of sixteen year olds here. There are a lot of situations where you have sort of these mass crimes Where peer pressure is a huge part of it? And you have these kids getting drawn into a a robbery or like a fight Where someone dies and these kids were just sort of pulled into peer pressure get charged with murder despite not being involved with it really at all and I mean if any part of you believe that our criminal justice system is targeting rehabilitation of the People that prosecutes. You have to believe that people like that are the most likely to be rehabilitated. And the exact opposite approach is being taken by the system right now where they're getting charged with murder for what is basically a combination of two things one committing a crime and to being in close proximity to a murder. Yeah Yeah I think that's a really good point. Peter and Studies show that felony murder rules and up getting applied disproportionately to teenagers. And that's because of the things that we know about child psychology and development. That teenagers are more likely to be caught up in group crimes and group think that ends with unintended consequences. So as we wrap up I wanNA I wanNA bring up one thing you know. This is a death penalty case. The question is whether the death penalty for felony murder is constitutional. But I think there's a case to be made that felony murder as a concept is cruel and unusual punishment. It is prosecuting someone for a crime. They did not commit it. Is You know. Manufacturing a murder charge It's saying you know that you your proximity to a murder can result in you being charged with murder regardless of your intent. I think if there were a coherent eighth something that was really Designed to target injustices in our criminal justice system. It's not crazy to think that it would forbid the rule altogether let alone the death penalty for it and I think that's right when I think about felony murder and And particularly the states where it's possible to be executed for committing a felony murder the big concern in my mind With the rule. Is that if we allow someone to be executed for Felony Murder. How much state violence logically can flow from that and this is a point about the effects of the death penalty in general not just felony murder death penalty on sort of like broader understandings of of the relationship between state and individual. But if we accept that the state can murder someone who committed a felony without intending to kill somebody we can accept much easier the other ways that the state kills people were we accept that a cop can shoot a black man in the street and that's okay and when the standards are unclear when there aren't bright line rules for who gets put into death penalty eligibility the standards end up being unclear elsewhere. Right yeah a great point and you know. I think to take a step back and look at the way that conservatives view the Eighth Amendment and similar circumstances conservatives claim that you can't have judges determining by themselves what is cruel and unusual punishment. It's too arbitrary right and what they do instead is replace it with a calculus that is designed to feel less arbitrary. But in fact is not o'connor does a survey of state laws as if that can quantifiably answer the question of whether society approves of this practice. This is one of the big themes of formalistic reasoning pretending as if you are almost mathematically reaching objective outcomes when in fact. Your reasoning is built on a foundation of completely arbitrary rules and metrics. And that's how courts take a question as simple as should we execute people for murder if they haven't murdered anyone and distorted into something needlessly unrecognizable next week is buffy bell. Hell yeah it is a case from the nineteen twenties going back and it's about Eugenics if you thought. The Supreme Court only dabbled in racism. They also dabbled in all this shit too. Yeah and if you can imagine. The modern court uninhibited by the last century of social progress. Sneak preview of the quarter look like in ten years five fours presented by Westwood One and prologue projects. This episode was produced by Kochman Cova with editorial oversight by Leeann Nathan Andrew. 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"arizona" Discussed on 5-4
"Welcome to five to four where we dissect and analyze the supreme court cases that hover over America like vultures over a dying man in the desert. I heard twitter's the law boy on here with Michael. Everybody and Rian. Hi everyone and today we are talking about Tyson Vieira Zona. This is a case about the death penalty but more specifically and more importantly it's a case about the felony murder rule. Felony murder is a rule whereby a person can be charged with murder if they commit a felony and someone else dies during the Commission of that felony even if they didn't actually kill them so of person as steals a car person be witnesses it and dies from a heart attack person a could be charged with murdering them and in some states potentially sentenced to death and the question here whether sentencing someone to death under this rule violates the eighth amendment which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. The Eighth Amendment has long been a battlefield mostly because the term cruel and unusual punishment doesn't have any clear meaning and conservatives have Had you know interesting approaches to this originalists When we're not dealing with an originalist interpretation ear today but originalist Scalia. Heaven interpreted it to mean What would have been cruel and unusual at the time of the constitutions passing And the Iron Cross or whatever. Yeah Yeah Yeah And other conservatives have just taken all these other sort of wishy washy approaches that will will get into that sort of are designed to protect reactionary laws and reactionary institutions. So re WANNA give us some background here because it's interesting is a juicy one. Yeah definitely is Just starting off with a little. Bit of legal background before so obviously. There's a long and fucked up history of the death penalty in general being litigated at the Supreme Court. And in fact this isn't the only case where felony murder was at issue so in nineteen eighty two Actually just four years. Before this case Tyson goes up to the Supreme Court the justices held in Edmond Versus Florida. That the death penalty can be imposed on someone who did not kill attempt to kill or intend to kill another person. So that was in the case of a getaway driver Somebody was just in a car while other people went and rob somebody. Somebody died in the commission of the robbery and the getaway driver. The Supreme Court said. That's not a murderer that warrants eligibility for the death penalty now the court decides mend those justices. It's basically the same court. Bat In nineteen eighty-six Tyson versus Arizona. Comes to now. There is one difference in that justice. Scalia is now on the court but it's basically they traded out a conservative for conservative right but all that said the three justices who dissented in Edmond which is to say these three justices would have wanted somebody who quote unquote participated in a murder by just being a getaway driver. They would've wanted that person to be executed. Those three justices are now in the majority here. So the point of my saying this is that at the time this comes to the Supreme Court. The rule is that you cannot be executed if you did not intentionally kill anyone and this comes out of principles of proportionality which you know is the general idea that the punishment should fit the crime and an idea that you should be eligible for the death penalty if you are quote unquote the worst of the worst. Meaning you've committed the worst crime murder but committed it in the worst way something. That's especially heinous or cruel Etc So moving into the factual background of this case just to set it up You know when we're talking about why the result comes down differently here just a few years after the end men case up top gotTA SAY. This isn't just a getaway driver case okay. This case comes out of a prison break. So a man named Gary Tyson is incarcerated in Arizona and he along with his wife and three sons make plans to break him out of prison. Along with his cellmate. So in July nineteen seventy-eight his three sons Donald Ricky and Raymond enter the State. Prison where Gary is and they bring with them a cooler. A large ice chest filled with guns. This is the late Seventies. I guess you can take coolers with guns into prisons at the time no check in the cooler right. The late nineteen seventies were apparently completely indistinguishable from like eighteen. Seventy seventeen seventy S and. It's just like the fucking wild west. Exactly in our gase Heller case. We talked about bank robberies in the thirties. Like they were just an epidemic right. Everyone's getting away with it and apparently was like that with prison. Breaks until Nineteen eighty-five so They they have their cooler filled with guns. The Tyson brothers arm their dad and the cellmate and the whole group basically locks up the prison in a closet and they make a run for it. No shots were fired at the prison. No one is killed there but Their getaway plan basically blows up a few days later. That's where things get really messy. After a couple of days get a flat tire out in the desert and they flagged down a passing motorist with the intent of stealing their car. The car that stops to help them has a family of four in it. It's a husband wife their young daughter and they're very young niece after kidnapping the four people and taking them out into the Desert Gerry Tyson. So the dad and his so mate so the two men that just escaped from prison murder the family by gunshot now the three brothers. Donald Ricky and Raymond Tyson. They are present and they witnessed the murders but they do not killed a family. They don't fire any shots right. They're like getting a jug of water for them or something right. Yeah you're right. They represented that they were getting water for the family so pretty clear that they at the very least did not think that the family was going to be murdered right. Yes now eventually. This group is apprehended by police. And there's a shootout at that time one of the sons. Donald is killed at the shootout Gary Tyson. The Dad he escapes into the desert and he eventually dies of exposure and is exposure. A real thing. Do we just say that. Because it's the seventies or whatever like it's no big thing. Well Elliott Element in the desert. It's really hot during the day really cold at night either are hard in the bottle meteorologist. Specific thing and I could still die of exposure egg So Gary Tyson dies of exposure in the middle of the desert Gary soulmate. Dan and the two remaining sons. Ricky and Raymond are arrested. Now the two brothers are charged under Arizona's felony murder rule which provides that a killing that occurs during perpetration of a robbery or kidnapping is capital murder. So you're eligible for the death penalty for that. The State of Arizona also has an accomplice liability provisions. That states that each participant in kidnapping or robbery is legally responsible for the acts of his accomplices. So in the end this isn't just a getaway driver case right. All of the people involved here have a higher degree of participation in the alleged offenses then sort of like just waiting in a car for somebody right. The facts of the murder are horrific But also important to remember. I think that some of the worst rules that we get in criminal law some of the worst trends in punishment that we have in the United States come out of cases like this where the particular instance is particularly hard to defend. So there's like a saying for that law right like hard cases make bad law if you try to make the law fit the most extreme cases you're gonNA end up with like a shitty rule overall exactly but I think that's all the more reason to have clear bright line standards and miss free in court. That's not so deferential to law and order legislators to you a public that's influenced by sensationalist media and that kind of thing absolutely. Yeah and on top of that like very early. I think one of the first two paragraphs of the opinion Sandra Day O'Connor mentioned that like a lot of the information they have comes from like a plea allocution from the brothers. Yeah but the plea ultimately was thrown out and as it turns out. The brothers were willing to plead to basically life without parole. But they weren't willing to implicate their mother and the state wanted them to implicate the mom. Apparently she helped in the planning and procurement of the weapons and may be at one point was like supposed to find them plane to get to Mexico. I'm sure she would have pulled that off. A she ultimately was tried and convicted and sentenced to think a year of prison for her role in this. And you know then was released on parole and I think in less than a year more sexism against men but but so the whole reason this entire case exists is literally leverage against the mom. Like the only reason the Supreme Court case exists. This entire body of law is because Arizona wanted to put this woman away for longer. Who had nothing to do with Anything after at most the purchases the weapons right yeah she was intimately involved in any of this least of all the the murders but they wanted to put her in jail for a long time and two kids wouldn't cooperate with that they were willing to go to prison for life but they weren't willing to put their mom away as well and The the only reason to state is seeking the death penalty here is because it's all they have above what the brothers were already willing to accept and so here we are litigating What's the most outside extreme case where you can put someone to death right? That's a really good point so to give some color about the defense here. They're nineteen and twenty at the time of the crimes That their dad is a career. Criminal He was in prison for killing a prison. Gardena previous prison escape. Attempt which at least some people had speculated his wife aided and abetted and mad like handgun although that has an emo right. So he's like in and out of prison multiple times The wife is very devoted to him and very religious. Apparently.
"arizona" Discussed on 5-4
"Hey I'm David Brown. The host of Wondering Show Business Wars. We go deep and some of the biggest. Corporate rivalries of all time series goes back to a time before purchases. Were just a click away. Yup It's nineteen ninety four and Walmart rules retail but in New York City aboard financier named Jeff Bezos has an idea for an online bookseller. He's convinced could up in shopping as we know it and hit Walmart where it hurts to listen to Amazon versus Walmart and other great series. Subscribe now to business wars from wandering. We'll here argument next and number. Eighty four sixty seventy five rookie wayne. Tyson Raymond Curtis Tyson versus Arizona. Hey everyone this is Leeann. Nathan host a fiasco and Co creator of slow-burn on today's episode of five to four Peter Reaction and Michael Talking about the concept of felony murder which allows prosecutors to bring murder charges if death occurs during the Commission of a felony. Even if the defendant doesn't kill anyone you are engaged in a felony and someone is killed. It can be a co-defendant it can be suspect. It can be a witness. It can be someone else. You are still culpable for that murder. That homicide that unlawful. Killing in Nineteen eighty-seven felony murder came up before the Supreme Court in the context of capital punishment in a case called Tyson v Arizona. The court held the two brothers who did not commit or even plan murder could nonetheless be sentenced to death. This is five to four a podcast. About how much. The Supreme Court.
"arizona" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Yeah I mean Latinos even in the same are anywhere. They're not on the list and we can see it. Also from the rate of registration of independent voters we have more independent voters registered in our state today than we have Democrats and it's actually that number is getting really close to overall Republican registered voters so the state is is considered the the overall not. Just let me know so royal. They consider themselves a very independent pragmatic state. By like we're the desert like we had to kind of rely on ourselves for self reliance and independence so right and there's really there's something about Arizona that this is not a monolith. You cannot target all types of voters to France on age on gender on ethnicity so I would say don't just invest you have to invest with the right vehicles because those are the types of pockets that they will be more depending on who is a trusted messenger. That is asking them to move and to create action. And then I think we have a if not the highest has the second highest of voter registration based on Latino young people. So we are the most young Latino states in the probably all of the United States. So up there. You're definitely in the top two or three signed the bar and then taking into account a place like California Frank. The people don't get this. Yeah and we are expanding into a significant percentage of the voter share. And that's what is actually creating the competitiveness for the Senate rains for the presidential race for all kinds of Also state legislature that BA candles. Gerrymander us into districts. Because we're everywhere. Well listen let's circle back after. The primaries in hope Yasser Safe. Let's keep things going because I actually think to be on it. This is my prediction. No matter what happens I mean. I think we're going to be in a good place in this country. We're going to have to have an election. But I actually think zone is going to determine the outcome of this twenty twenty six now. I'm I'm good with that. I I think it's GonNa be a set where people are gonna I mean I think I think if you look at the path of victory for Democrats even if they lose a place like Florida If they pick up Arizona in another state like I say Wisconsin or Michigan again That's that that gets them over the top. So don't so like says do not ignore Arizona this year people not We'll stay in touch good. I said we'll do this. Tastic for me. Utah Shows Hands Socio. Since all of them we didn't remotely so good we've done every guideline but thank you so much I really appreciate it. And we're going to circle back number we'll bring you back on because you it's it's important. I think zone is an important state so good. Okay guys if you like what you heard seriously just rate and review. Us share this podcast like I said we'll do our best to share as much as we can. We want to be one of the outlets that you you pay attention to. We're trying to share the most credible information that we can and we hope that at least you see some some value in the information that we give you just want to thank you again for being on and we will be back soon and a couple of days pretty sure and like we always do. We always close out. Whitlam Play Minnesota. We are does Julia Galleria Latino rebels radio guys. Please stay safe.
"arizona" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Aerobic Radio about to you. Know rebels radio. Who's here is Monday. March sixteenth? One six twenty twenty and we're dropping an extra episode of Latino Rebels Radio because I felt like doing it. And because I have the fabulous Lima out of Tucson Arizona. Who's going to be joining me In a couple of minutes because I talked to her online earlier today and Because I wanted to talk to her a little bit about Arizona. What's going on what's going on in Arizona? There is a There is a primary. Were very aware of things that are happening with the Kovic nineteen global pandemic especially in the United States but this is a national political director of community change and I thought it would be nice to talk to her about what's going on in Arizona. Try to focus on some of the misperceptions that are happening in that state. But we're four we do. I did want to share a couple things about the The Krona virus epidemic. That is happening in the United States. Right now I'm recording from Boston. Which is actually where I am based and We're in one of those hot spots and it's You know I have all my family here. Everything's good everyone's safe. Were doing everything. We're staying home But just wanted to let people know that the White House did release a new set of guidelines with the CDC. That came out on Monday evening. It's called fifteen days to slow the spread I tried to get a Spanish version of it and we're GONNA still try to find a Spanish version of it. I contacted the White House I asked for Spanish version. I was invited to to to be on the call as a member of the press. I couldn't make the call but I did get the the new guidelines by the White House but I ask Spanish version so far. There's no Spanish version. But we did share the new guidelines on Latino rebels on my Twitter as well who lethal seventy-seven couple of things you know talks about if you're feeling sick stay home. Don't go to work if your children sick. Keep them home. They'll send them to school. Although schools are closing faster and faster all over this country. Is someone in your household has tested positive for the corona virus. Keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider if you are an older person or if you know if you Take care of older people or if you have an older person in the family that older person according to the White House and the CDC should stay home and avoid and stay away from other people and finally if you're a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you in an increased Risk right of of getting You know of getting the corona virus for example can be a condition that impairs your long heart function or weakens your immune system. Stay home and stay away from people. So listen we're going to try to share as much as we can at Latino rebels you know. We're we're we're one of many news outlets. That are trying. We're GONNA have a cove in nineteen tab on Latino rebels DOT COM. We'll do our best to share what we think is relevant for our community wanted to share that information as well for you guys if you want more seriously go to the CDC Corona and also Corona Virus Dot. Gov the CDC's providing some very good information. And so it's something for you guys to to to look at following what's going on and stay safe out there. Wash your hands and you know socially distance. It's very important in the meantime. I wanted to share this conversation. We'd get Sei. We talked earlier today about Arizona. We did talk a little bit. About what the corona virus would it means to the Arizona? Primary as you know right now there's an Arizona primary the Florida primary there's an Illinois primary a march seventeen. There's also an Ohio one and the moment There was a push to postpone the Ohio primary. But now I'm literally checking my twitter as I'm talking to you in a Zombie recording and I got a notification from Reuters said that an that an Ohio judge has denied a request to postpone the state's presidential primary on Tuesday. The judge's decision is being appealed. Ohio Department of Health spokesman Spokeswoman Melanie Amato said as Florida Arizona and Illinois. Prepare to proceed with voting. We're still trying to figure all this out guys This is what I guess. This is what we're doing as a country but anyway let's talk about Arizona. So here's the conversation that I had earlier today with Gracanica Lima I. Hey thank you. So much for getting on Latino rebels radio the day before the Arizona primary. Thank you so much for inviting me. I'm happy to hear all right. So listen obviously. The Global Pandemic Cove in nineteen is played an issue in disrupting just the world and the United States and states. Where you are in Tucson. There's a primary tomorrow the mood out there. What are people saying? What are people going to vote like? What what are people saying about all this? You know I I am almost concern. At how normal everyone is I think a little bit of what other people have experienced with shopping. A little bit too much but in general. I'm I'm kind of amazed at how normal everyone is moving about their days about their routines Which is I? Don't know worrisome. I would say yeah so. Are You thinking well let me ask? You should should people be voting tomorrow. Or what do you think or what I mean. I always tough. I know it's tough because you you you do this you. Your job is to get people to get politically engaged. Yeah and you do a great job and we'll talk about that a little bit but we'd try. Yeah like right now. How are you feeling like seriously people no I? I have to ask myself that question because I have to vote. I have in turn in my balance. But there's a couple of things that are giving me hope in in the or certainty in in the safety of people are going to one as we have a huge number of voters here in our state that vote by what we call there early permanent early violently so you get a balloting your mail and then you just go drop it off so I think that the fact that we have a really. Big percentage of voters and especially voters of color Because of the efforts of grassroots organizations that have put in them on those slaves that they rate of contact or then touching other things in the polling place is much more limited. You just have to go in and drop off your ballot. I am also following very closely. All of the different information that we're getting from Monica and from Pima County so our state in general just have like twelve confirmed cases of the corona virus. And it doesn't seem like there's a certain Epicenter as you might experience. It's not a hot spot right exactly. I'm in I'm in Boston. I'm in the Boston area. You know Doodo media's in New York like we all went home. We're all working from home and like restaurants are shutting down so. I see what you're saying doesn't mean that people shouldn't take precautions rain but it means that they're the mood is different and the level of of high alertness is different Which I think it's also gonNA play on what we're going to see which I'm expecting that we're gonNA see pretty consistent voter turnout to what we signed. Two Thousand Sixteen if not above that so basically if people do go vote out tomorrow. There's going to be social distancing there's GonNa be ways to keep it a safe as possible but it still like. No one knows right you. You're we right now can happen in the next twelve hours in the United States and low so with that said I don't want to. This is the problem as well. Obviously it is. It is a very important story it is a story that is impacting the world But there's a part of me being a human being a journalist to be like the history of Arizona's people have been working hard and I wanted to give you an opportunity to sort of give me an overview of that work that has been put into Arizona for this election cycle. Because I do think. Obviously it's getting. I mean it's going to get a lot of stuff going to get loss right now. At least I want to record a little history so maybe maybe people listen to it tonight or tomorrow. Or when they're working remotely or socially distancing and maybe they'll learn something about Arizona because I do think it's changed a lot so yeah opportunity to sort of like educate people about what they have gotten wrong about Arizona recently. Well there's there's one particular story that I think is getting missed around the story of of young voters and actually the story of young people in this election I think everyone continues tool a measure. The motivation excitement on commitment of young boy in this election Through the voter turnout in. It's one measurement of enthusiasm and motivation. But it is not the only measurement that we should be taking away from the story about young people getting active today. Arizona sexually a pretty. We're stayed that. Is Changing our demographics. It's trending younger because of Latinos in the states and I also think that people are missing the story about how young people who got politicize in Sweden seventy have actually transformed that current state. So it's it's like keep trying to take snapshot of the Voter Universe and the voter turnout of this particular cycle when they forget that actually this state.
"arizona" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Podcast of two thousand twenty on Henry showman the giants beat reporter for the San Francisco. Chronicle my guest today is my counterpart with the Arizona Republic diamondbacks backbeat writer. Nick Bikoro we're GONNA talk about the bombshell two weeks ago. That Madison Bumgarner had signed a five year. Eighty five million dollar deal to pitch in the desert. The diamondbacks also signed one among owners catchers Stephen Vote. We'll talk about that too but without further ado we're GonNa Talk Bumgarner. Hi Nick having you here. And how goes it L. O.. There Henry. How's it going? Thanks for having me on. Oh my pleasure. I guess maybe when the season ended The last thing you expected to do sit in the press conference room at chase field and see the big fella up at the podium. I take it that this was kind of a bit of a surprise Yeah I would say so I mean. I don't think that that then backs had like a legitimate. You know top of the rotation arm you know after trading grant Qian July but it just felt like they had so many other areas to address the spending a significant amount of money on a guy like Madison Turner of was just kind of off the radar But I I guess I guess when you look at the at the particulars of it and you you know you look at the dollars an and who it is You can sort of see it making a little bit more sense. You know when especially as I'm sure we'll get into You know when you're talking about a guy as it seemed to really WANNA come here. Yeah and I mean up here in San Francisco. There's there's there's a lot of angst over this as you can imagine and a lot of people think the giants just You know if they think that the giants had natural what the diamondbacks had offered or even a piven a little bit more he would have stayed in San Francisco. And I don't know that that's true. I mean one of my Friends Carrie Crowley of the mark was actually at the press conference and he talked to Bumgarner On the side we got the distinct impression he got the distinct impression that Bumgarner was ready to leave. San Francisco did. Did you sense any of that as well. Yeah I didn't think he wanted to get into it too much. I I asked him a question during the press conference about the difficulty in leaving and I just kind of turned it into a you know a quick a quick thank you to the fans and and all that and then after he did make it clear that Arizona was his number one. Choice Voice So yeah I think I think he was ready to to turn the page you would I I would. I would be curious to hear what your thoughts are as to why I can come up with a lot of reasons. Obviously with a new front office in and approach on his way out and And obviously the the team is kind of you know out of big makeover. And what else does he have the proven San Francisco but but. I'm curious what what. Why do you think he was he? He was ready to move on. Well I think you touched on one part of it. I think that his loyalty is as much as he has some loyalty to the SF on the cat his main loyalty to is to one one of his best friends. Who was Bruce Bochy? Also Buster Posey and Posing has two years left on his deal. So if you're talking about a long term contract Posey you you know would be gone after a couple of years and I think also you know He. I think he wants to win. And I think even though the diamondbacks might not have been on the cusp of catching watching the dodgers The last Season or two. I think he feels that they at least have a better shot to win sooner than the giants do but I think the big thing might have been That even though he said he really didn't Fault the giants for never offering him an extension. I think he felt that they should have offered him an extension from that very very team. Friendly contract A long time ago. And you know keep the giants are pushing the notion that They were preparing to offer him. I'm one right when he got his motorcycle into his dirt. Bike accident Then they couldn't do it and then they tried to do it. They were thinking about doing it the next year then. He had his hand broken in the final spring training game. Then they couldn't do it and then twenty eighteen they had luxury tax Concerns And I think maybe bumgarner date they feel that was all excuses And I mean the giant. Certainly have the money certainly have the money to give a bumgarner more than eighty five million dollars over five years as especially given how how much they saved by Paying him just in fifty million sixty million dollar range over the I what what was ten years of his contract And I I think there probably are some hard feelings about that. I think it'll be very very interesting. The first time he faces the faces. The giants I take it. You'll want to work that night. Not Take it off. Yes I would. I would also like to see that very much. Yeah And we talking about the money. I mean five years and eighty five million. It's a seventeen million dollars average annual value At the winter meetings we had heard that he was looking for five at twenty at at one hundred million dollars. I always thought that was more the agent Sort of putting that out there and I'm wondering at the winter meetings Every beat writer has a time during the afternoon June where they go up and talk to the general manager and the the Front Office exacts about how today went did bump earners name ever even come up at those meetings Allow while we don't we don't really get I mean it did come up. We don't Mike isn't as important. So to speak very very candidly about about free agents on even even off the record type of setting I think we you know we. We did try to ask questions around it But but never really got anywhere but you know yeah the the five Avenida five I mean I I did feel like one sack wheeler got his money That probably drove bumgarner. The nine figure range And I figured that when it came to the diamondbacks that was going to price. them out. I I just I sort of felt like if you're the diamondbacks you're looking at it like hey if I can get this guy because he really wants to come here at a discount like let's let's go for it but But you know if if it's GonNa if if we're going to have to get into the nine figures you just saw how how costly and how difficult it can be to navigate a roster when you have you know a guy likes Who's WHO's being paid? A very very large chunk of of relatively mid market even small market size payroll. It's just it's just difficult. Probably not a thing. You WANNA walk yourself into if you're those guys so I don't know I mean Bumgarner did say You know he definitely left money on the table I don't know if if he left fifteen annoying on the table because he really wanted to come here that that I I don't feel like I mean I don't know very well at all but just listening to him talk and just kind of getting a sense for him a couple of weeks ago. I don't feel like money is the biggest driver for him And I think for the dioxide just it just worked out especially the way he was willing to structure it I don't know if you saw this. But he's his is going to be making six million dollars in drowsy. Twenty right and the other marine. Yeah now yeah deferring some of it and other numbers are going to be increasing over the last per- here's the deal which works out great for them because they've got a bunch of guys that are going to be getting free agency after next season and it just kind of it just kind of works out. So it's it's a it's a great move for them that you know they still have money to spend a try to be competitive this this year. Bumgarner if that's really a thing that he wants to be on a winning team You know that He. He's obviously doing what he can You know within reason to To allow that to happen Then yeah I again I I was. I was surprised at just about every step of the way that that this ended a happening. You and just For the listeners. I it's a five year. Eighty five million dollar contract with an average annual value of seventeen million. Like Nick says he's going to get six million million dollars this year. He's defraying some money so the present day value of the deal which is what the Union Uses to to actually peg the deal. I believe is somewhere around. Eighty one million dollars. He's he's actually going to do this with no interest so You know he must really like the horse facilities in Arizona. I'm wondering as anybody if you ever recall in. How many years have you've been on the beat now Twelve thirteen twelve third. Have you ever remember a free agent citing a place to park. His horses Quantity become to Arizona. I do remember Troy Gloss steering himself here because his wife With some kind of a question writer so you remember that I. I can't think of anything to this extent And I I. I'm curious to see what you know. What like what is he going to He? Obviously he's a he's a North Carolina Guy. That's that's home. I'm curious to see what what he does to make this home if he's GonNa if he's GonNa actually you know. Buy A place live out here a lot of the year bring a lot of his sources out even more than than you would spring mentioning on. I'm Tracy how how much she makes this place. Second Yeah I you know the the real estate prices are a little better down there than they are in San Francisco. Go Actually Matt. Canes wife is a I believe as an equestrian as well An Jeremy Affeldt so You know they should have ended up in in Arizona Arizona. I did want to ask one more thing About the money. You know How the diamondbacks view the back end of this deal I mean here's a guy. He's turning earning thirty Actually he would say he just turned. Yeah he just turned thirty so he's going to be about thirty three thirty four years old at the end of the deal And his his boss has declined. He's not exactly the pitcher he was during his glory days. Still pretty good. How did the diamondbacks of you? You know that fourth within fifth year in in terms of the investment that they're making what they think they might be able to get out of them..
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"You cannot now they need to do some work as far as making sure he has weapons on the perimeter to help him get the job done to make sure that the running game continues to be developed the offense align hopefully, these guys stay healthy because take one through five the Redskins. Offensive lines is good as anyone in the NFL when they're all healthy ready to go. They've just been decimated by injuries in past years. So he's got a lot of things going for him down there and on top of it. He's got Landon Collins on that football team. Who was also set down the road by the New York Giants that game the giants the Redskins. I hope Daniel Jones play sooner rather than later. Hope doing sooner rather than later because that's going to be must see TV. Absolutely. That's always been a great rivalry. Maybe it's a little bit better. Still Lewis stay there. I'm not a big story coming out of last night. Obviously right at the very beginning of the night collar Marino surprise, going number one overall to Arizona. So the Heisman Trophy winner goes to the desert thus far the cardinals of not found a deal for Josh Rosen, whom they took in the first round a year ago. Here was Adam Schefter in our first hour with more on Rosen. Three teams that the cardinal spoke to about a potential Josh Rosen deal during the off season or the giants chargers and the Miami Dolphins. Well, the new giants went out and drafted dangle Jones last night chargers haven't really had much interest and sign tyrod Taylor. And now that leaves the dolphins who still have quarterback questions as the lone possibility. The two sides have spoken some talks are going along right now, they're not exhilarating especially fats. But you would think that there would be something of a deadline today. All right into three continue again that was Adam Schefter in our first hour. We're just giving you a sense see where it says rock bottom. That's where we're sitting. And you see the stage. It's very close to us, and they have extraordinarily lab music going from there. So our apologies. If that is interfering with your ability here, we'll do the best we can to continue here on our set. I've Rex Ryan and Marcus fears. So Rex we were discussing moment ago whether or not it is feasible to function with both Josh Rosen and Cuyler Marie on the same team as a head coach. Can you make that work? Well, I've been here you'd have to make it work. But I ain't them. That work and they have to date they're gonna create a, but we've seen this before the Dallas Cowboys we put up a stat that no team back to back round picks to nineteen seventy at that position. That's not true. Troy Aikman win with the first sold. All big. And then they follow that up with Steve off. Maybe there was two years in between that that happened for one year, then they moved on from wall sake traded walls for number of fix. So I think you're gonna move out. We'd eats positive ho-jo going in Arizona. You got Kyle Murray and their kidney other cat out. You're gonna give what you can get for Rosen and move on. What do the is is not gonna work because it's not designed to work. You drafted column. Are- ought to get rid of jot Rovan they the Arizona Cardinals in their brands saying that we don't want this to work. We don't need this the work there on the phone as a probably a month ago to get rid of Josh rose. Knowing that they would make this move. It's a difficult situation when you're in a quarterback room. And I think what makes it more difficult is too young guys. Josh Rosen sitting in the room saying I'm good enough to play in the NFL calendar is saying the same thing. And don't forget a lot of people don't notice about caliber hand talked about it much. He was at Texas AM with another recruit that was number one in country day Callan was in the same quarterback group. Kevin suddenly ended up losing those guys because it just doesn't exist. It doesn't coexist. Will you take a guy I in the draft and hit in the draft at the same position. And the most important position in football. Let me segue back to the previous conversation about twain Haskins..
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"To spend the entire last ten minutes in this game. At the free throw line is the only way they're going to be able to stop the clock. And it's the only way they're going to be able to get back in this game is to play defense tight and commit fouls. You gotta make stops. And again being candy ass. You're gonna have to get physical, and they're going to have to bang, and they're gonna have to get out and get every rebound. I don't know. It's a lot to ask. I don't know climbed back into it. I know you're right. You can get a couple of buckets. The problem is they don't shoot. Well, they're not shooting. Well, in my opinion, when they only have one guy that at school shooting eighteen percent from downtown. They're shooting thirty percent of the game. Bottom line is they suck shooting the rock. Meanwhile, Arizona state has not had to shoot threes. But when they did they hit them fifty percent of them. They're four of eight from downtown enter shooting forty eight percent from the floor and a game. So that's my point. Now, they shoot another three and mess. Now. You gotta scored they turn it over. You gotta be kidding made is team. You gotta be kidding me. Did you see them give up that ball? And then herald passages throw right back to Mike. How did you not see that guy? During the weeds. That's how you're gonna lose a game. You get a rebound. You go off the Courtney throw the ball away and give up the basket and they missed their last five shots because they can't shoes they suck that's gonna lose this game. Because at the end of the day, they suck up thirty five points at twenty seven minutes through this game. I mean, you get a rebound you're downtown. And you turn it over in your own end. You can't even get it up over at a time line. That's all you need to know. Right. That's it and Mullen knows it too. And how about the scoop lay out they just gave up. It really is. Unbelievable. How I mean ugly. Saint John's looks in this game. Now, all the apologised for Saint John's around here, aren't there a bunch of them that work here? So many a bunch of Saint John's fans turnover. Are you kidding me? How many turnovers do they got they just don't even get shots off? That's how bad they are. They turn the ball over every time. They get it. Every trip they get it either in their own, and they turn it over are down in the other end. They turn it over this game's over. There's no win in this game. They can't even get the ball at the court. Let alone get a shot off. And you see this. Now, what are you gonna blow it? Call Val there. Every single down turn it over blow it watch. That's all they do. And then miss shots brick. Oh god. Nice rebound. But a horrible wild shot. Mrs everything I think this game's over. He's shoved him for that rebound. Just see that miss that. Call. But they're really calling for Arizona state. I gotta tell you, and I have no interest in Saint John's, I'm not a Saint John's fan. But to me, it's like they're getting every call..
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"Roles on the nightcap features Saint John's Arizona's state what a start for the sun devil under four time out in the first half. Arizona state leads at thirty five to nineteen. The winner moves on to face number six buffalo that game will be in Tulsa. On Friday again. Arizona state leads it by sixteen North Dakota state for just the second time in program history. They win an NCAA tournament game. They beat North Carolina central in the plane gained seventy eight seventy four so North Dakota state moves on to phase number one Duke in east region that game we'll be in Columbia, South Carolina. On Friday to the NBA. We go fourth quarter rockets and grizzlies. This one belongs to Memphis, one to eighty seven despite twenty nine five and eight from James harden little bit closer in Chicago Bulls up three in the wizards one zero eight one zero five in the fourth Lowry market in has twenty five points and thirteen rebounds raptors and thunder underway late first quarter. And the raptors lead twenty four twenty one Danny green has nine heating Spurs gathering in San Antonio Spurs of a nine game win streak, but they're going to have to come from behind. They trail the heat seventy one fifty three in a third Gordon drag each has twenty Sixers beat the Celtics one eighteen one fifteen Joel Embiid thirty seven and twenty two meanwhile, the magic over the pelicans one nineteen Ninety-six forty.
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"There is just there's no evidence. At first glance, an independent commission seems like a tempting alternative to lawmakers being the one drawing the maps, but partisan politics can infect even independent bodies. And that's in large part because any commission will still have to interpret how to fulfil a maps and various goals. Some of them are very easy. So all districts must be contiguous is a yes, or no variable either the entire district touches the rest of the district are not things like respect for communities of interest are much harder to define and same thing with competitiveness and often the criteria contradict each other. You know, two of the criteria in the constitution are on Hackney, but I'll using natural boundary. So what are natural boundaries often a river like a man during river right while there is no less compact shape in nature that meandering river, and that's an important theme in the series people who seek to refer. Warm redistricting. We'll have to balance competing goals that contradict each other. And in the case of drawing competitive districts, it may be asking reform to solve a problem that gerrymandering alone largely didn't cause in last week's episode. We focused on minority representation and the Voting Rights Act in North Carolina compliance with the Voting Rights Act often means drawn together people with similar partisan leanings and those districts are some of the safest districts in the country that's in direct conflict with the idea of drawing competitive districts two weeks ago, when we looked at Wisconsin supreme court case, the argument was that the party with the most votes should probably have the most seats well in the process of trying to draw competitive districts in two thousand twelve Arizona ended up with Democrats winning more seats, even though Republicans received many more votes Republicans see this as a democratic gerrymander Democrats, and Colleen Mathis, see, this is a map. Up that maximizes competitiveness, and it's possible to see either one of those things depending on your perspective drawn competitive districts, also meant they weren't always going to be the most compact, and they did split up some communities to do it. So take your pick. What was the right thing to prioritize Mathis points to the wording of the proposition Arizonans voted on as proof that she was right to put a premium on competitiveness. The Nisshin of the commission is a pretty compelling one. It's about overseeing the mapping of fair and competitive districts and maybe next redistricting cycle. Whoever leads the commission will interpret the criteria differently. After all the whole process starts again in four years. We're skipping a week for the holidays. But in the next episode of the gerrymandering project, we head to California. California tried to remove partisan politics from the redistricting process and instead focused on existing geography and communities of interest. I'm on which was and it was governor of the state of California from two dozen and suite two dozen eleven California used to be an incumbent paradise. It was in two thousand one something that brought me to tears because it was a realization that we still have a lot of racism in this country. The more I got into it the more as so how bad it was the more. I became a fanatic about it. Only one incumbent lost re election between two thousand two thousand ten. There was a real moment of reflection about whether or not our democracy is functioning. I'm a big believer that the best terminate gerrymandering in America that'll be in this feed the first week of January. This was reported and produced by me Gaylon, drink an edited by Chadwick Mallon. Our politics editor, Mike Cohen, and our interns for this episode where Kate balk to your ova and Alice wilder and pope did the engineering and scoring a special. Thanks to
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"Things you can make things instinctual to yourself just through repetition sure so now when i just every time that happens i'm getting quicker and quicker and quicker just looking at a license plate and making my self read the numbers loud and it's just now getting more effortless yeah yeah inspiring good good that's what you're doing on your show too i think yeah i think like you're making a difference i can't not yeah i can't i'm only so interested in someone winning an emmy or something yeah you know very little yeah yeah all right well we need to get into raising arizona yeah let's do that when i asked you about doing this you sent along a thief or raising arizona greg james caan you've seen it yeah yeah not a lot of people have seen it yeah i mean it was i think i saw not when it came out 'cause it's eighty one or something yeah i would have been like ten years old but i'm a saw later on i think in college really good movie but since you were kind enough to give me the choice raising arizona is a movie that is part of my dna yes i have seen it so many times it's almost like that movie almost like being in to apple before there was an apple to love to love that movie when i was younger like i could feel like i could separate the week from the chaff the expression like if i met a group of ten people and i could isolate the three that loves zona yeah i knew we would be good yeah yeah totally foreign move on from i just wanna ask people to see it's it's one of my commands first movies if not first movie and it's where he established that crazy weird jonah that's onto himself with this really surreal music and shot like crime sequences it's it's just it's one of the most unique movies especially in the context of what was being made in that time that opening scene where he's cracking that save i'm just like in the in its tangerine dream soundtrack yeah yeah it's i just nothing no moment in a movie makes me feel like that openings yeah yes okay so that's enough about.
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"The thing about that is i totally agree with you i mean when i was living in arizona before i moved i was i was private schooled and illich at lot of public systems in the state you know the the biggest reason icy for a lot of the schools the hospitals arizona closed more hospitals alone from two thousand eight onward than any other state in the union i mean public works are down yet we have so much development coming on you look at my hometown sierra vista we used to be like five people now are pushing like two hundred fifty thousand plus people and the town actually looks really nice now because earlier than that you should just be walmart in the drive through mcdonald's we were happy when we got a nice movie theater in two thousand one thousand vars it was going to go and now we have an olive garden so it seems like you know you've got a lot of money coming in but you don't have a lot of money you know coming back through infrastructure and people say well you know it's not like arizona doesn't tax enough there is only has some of the highest sales taxes in you know in the southwest but a lot of people are going to say it's because of immigration when you have a lot of people coming over there getting on the government dole there the reason why are hospitals are closing down wire schools don't have enough easel teachers to go ahead and you know match the number of you know hispanic children i mean what what's what's the immigration rhythm in arizona right now because it seems like no one really talks about it anymore unless you know jamboree was talking about you know espy seventy in the wall after she left the governorship and now we've got ducey i mean what's is that still a problem.
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"Hosts all the debates in the state for all the races and an addition to putting those things together it also has this unique funding opportunity or depending on the office that you were running for if you collect a certain number of five dollars a nations and you meet that threshold the fund will give you enough money to run your campaign and so i'm running for governor of arizona my total funding amount could be over two million dollars if i receive four thousand five dollar donations from registered voters in zona and it goes all the way down for all the state offices so when it comes our local arizona house and senate seats the requirement for those individuals is only two hundred five dollars a nation's in the program supplies them with about forty five thousand dollars to run which may not sound a lot but actually aaron politics ninety five percent of the races for our own a house or eras senate are funded with less than forty thousand dollars that's insane because typically when we think of anything and maybe it's because of our overemphasis on federal elections but you'd think you'd have to be in the millions or billions trillions of that point just to you know be considered serious yeah you would think so i i've looked at some of the other state races around the country and you do see for other especially on the east coast people spend a ton of money running for their state house or state senate seats but for whatever reason airasia maybe impart because the people only get paid twenty four thousand dollars a year and is considered a part time job do not spend that large sum of money on these races that's insane now i have to address the you know the giant elephant in the room there was a little bit of controversy when you said that you were going to run a clean elections candidate mersa hamilton whose another candidate for the libertarian party.
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"So was a registered republican but every republican i talk to the attorney general the republican vice chair of the commission the arizona senate majority leader at the time were all convinced that she was biased in favour of the democrats i didn't have any preconceived notions of how this should run i really just wanted to be engaged in what i thought would be a really cool thing frankly and that was my motivation for doing this really that opportunity to be in public service and and do something mary joe pitts allcovering mathis for years and couldn't find a reason to doubt her intentions i mean there is a lawless supposition there is just there's no evidence at first glance an independent commission seems like a tempting alternative to lawmakers being in the one drawing the mouths but partisan politics can in fact even independent bodies and that's in large part because any commission will still have to interpret how to fulfill a maps in various goals some of them are very easy so all districts must be continuous is a yes or no variable either the entire district touches the rest of the district or known things like respect for communities of interest are are much harder to divide and same thing with competitiveness and often the criteria contradict each other you know through the criteria in the air that hung youth then are on act met but all leaving apple boundary the letter napa boundary lock them a river like a man during river riot while there is no let hacked bathed in need your than a meandering wherever and that's an important steam in that series people who seek to reform.
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"This court ruled within two hours of the hearing and they unanimously reinstated mae she was being treated the constitution the constitution says competitiveness is a factor and she respected that competitiveness was a factor and so the commission returned to work and passed final maps and then the proofs in the pudding let's see how these lines work in an actual election and did we really favour democrats did we end up producing democratic maps the vote saran the people have spoken in the next hour with find out what arizona voters had to say the new maps were used for the first time in two thousand twelve one seat was too close to call for a week and a half but in the end democrats swept all three of the competitive districts the arizona house delegation with five democrats and four republicans in a state that casts almost two hundred thousand more votes for republicans overall i thought that people would say yeah that you know they game the system and this is the proof and people did say exactly that various theories emerged as to why the competitive district's performed better for democrats democrats say we put forward better candidates republicans seed democrats rigged the system here's republican commissioner scott freeman i think the key mapping decisions with a register king were done in secret we learned about much later during litigation that key maps in districts were drawn in the commission's living room with the interim head of the state democratic party sitting right at that commissioner side in one lawsuit after the maps were past accusations came out that a democratic commissioner linda mcnulty worked privately with the parties elections director at the time dj quinlan to design district's mcnulty declined to be interviewed on tape but i asked quinlan what work they did together on congressional district nine it's a district in maricopa county that freeman says was deemed competitive but his actually performed well for democrats while i helped her new crapper i e of what he wanted to create within maricopa county and i don't think it is fair to say that what he created adopted one hundred percent anything they worked on did have to be presented in a public meeting and debated by the commissioners before it could be adopted.
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"And so that chairperson has a tremendous influence mary your pets alter state government reporter at the arizona republic because it's a fivemember panel somebody's got to break the thai enter calling mathis she was picked to be the chair for the two thousand eleven round of redistricting if you're familiar with the the price is right the game show it's literally come on down here the next contestant on the prices rate and from then on you know i'm holding the gavel she was a healthcare administrator from tucson with almost no prior political experience i wanted to be more engaged in giving back in the community mathis dozen affiliate with either the republican or democratic party a prerequisite for the job i think that that's probably the best way to describe me up a post partisan moderate is pretty much in the middle and i voted both for democratic and republican candidates up until now she's been reluctant to talk about her experience on the commission she refused to talk about the kind of hassle that she received the maps were drawn in two thousand eleven but the lawsuits against the commission only ended earlier this year i feel more comfortable talking about some of the stuff we went through now some of the things today i haven't talked about before the arizona constitution laid out six criteria for drawing districts one of which was competitiveness mathis was particularly interested in that one i think competitive deaths is inherently in american value in that i like to think not just me as an independent but all americans it's like a fair fight and so they wanna see whether it's in sports or politics serve markets that there's an opportunity for either side to win an and made the best candidate win but mathis had to consider more than just competitiveness i'd love to draw nine competitive districts that's not reality we have to comply as they said with the voting rights act for instance the district's were also required to have equal populations and be compact for example creating competitive district's is the last criterion listed in the constitution and it says quote where to do so would create new significant detriment to the other goals the constitution is written in such a way.
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"Arizona another spent jio prime i tuesday me keep it home yes of thank you lionsgate garmin pactio oversee jimmy fallon when he come in this village this body tuesday on tuesday huge has made keep it there was no.