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Phase 3 in Louisiana put off amid coronavirus spike
"The country states are trying to balance public health and safety with the economic impact of lockdowns. The push and pull is being felt nationwide, but especially in some states that are now rethinking the reopening timetables summit arise and Corona. Virus cases one of them. Is Louisiana one of the hardest hit states in the nation? Early on in the pandemic, the state had begun reopening, but is now hitting. Pause on those plans joining me now with more details as reporter Scott Calvert. Scott before we talk about the fight to reopen, let's backtrack to the early days of the pandemic. Louisiana was one of the worst hit states in the country. That's right. Yeah I mean in late, March and early April the number of cases and the death toll in Louisiana, particularly in the new, Orleans area was just enormous, and at one point Louisiana rather was second only to new. New York state in per capita deaths, and there were two parishes which are the equivalent of counties in Louisiana that had the highest number of deaths per capita nationwide, so it was. It was really bad, so we've seen cases. Go down in some of the places that were hit hard early on like new. York New Jersey, but that hasn't been the case in Louisiana. Why not? Well. The governor on Bel Edwards basically says that people have not been good about doing things like wearing masks and practicing social distancing and staying home. They're sick. That sort of thing and it's really interesting because you know in in Louisiana their numbers basically peaked in mid April, and you started seeing this sort of steady decline in hospitalization and things like that and they really thought that things were going to keep getting better and they did. Did until mid June so just a couple of weeks ago, and then it started getting up again, and it's been doing that ever since the last two plus weeks the number of cases has been rising number of hospitalizations are on the upswing, and you know the the governor says it's really really boils down to people, not doing those things like wearing masks and practicing social distancing as the state has started to open up again. No amid arise in cases in several states, especially in the south and western United States. We've seen some areas, rollback or pause plans to reopen, but there is a fight going on in Louisiana over the reopening. What's happening? Right so Louisiana entered phased to in their lexicon back in on June the fifth and what that did is that allowed restaurants and gyms and hair salons, a lot of other businesses to operate at fifty percent capacity, and before that they have been at twenty five percent capacity. So what happened is early last week Governor Edwards said look. I'm going to pause us in phase two for another four weeks rather than go to the next phase of of reopening, and he said that he was doing that because the numbers weren't looking good, because the cases were up and so forth. Forth, and so he thought it prudent to pause where they were to try to drive those numbers down, and the issue is there are a number of Republican lawmakers in the State House of Representatives. Who would like to take away his authority governors to to operate the state of emergency? Because basically what they want to do is to allow local jurisdictions. Perish isn't cities to decide how open or not, the local economies should be, and they make a number of arguments. I mean one is that the hospital system in Louisiana is nowhere near being overwhelmed, which was a very real concern. Concern a couple of months ago, they also point out that you know. There's variations in terms of how badly affected certain parts of the state are, and they also point out that a lot of younger adults are are driving these increases in in case numbers, and that you know for the most part younger people people in their twenties say do pretty well clinically in terms of the virus, Cova Nineteen and that essentially, it's time to to open up the state more than it is. Because a lot of businesses are are really hurting in many ways. It seems like the challenges several. Several states are facing and that we've been talking about for the last several weeks. Balancing Public Health and safety concerns with economic concerns and the challenges, especially for small businesses that aren't able to stay open. That's right and one of the interesting dynamics there in Louisiana is you know. I talked to the head of the Baton Rouge area. Chamber of Commerce and they don't support this effort to override the governor's state of emergency, which is basically a petition drive in the House of Representatives and one of the reasons why they don't is because. They told me that they think that. They're satisfied with the path that they're on the way. The governor is handling this, but one of the real concerns I think is that if the number of cases keeps rising and in the state, decide that needs to take more drastic action. They're worried about restrictions being reimposed and rolling back to say phase one when they could only open at twenty five percent, and so they really don't WanNa. Go backwards and they're. They're not thrilled probably with with being at half capacity, but they'd rather do that. And I think a lot of businesses are able to more or less deal with that environment, rather than than go back to a situation where either they have to have a lower capacity or close altogether. And what is the governor saying about the petition effort? Governor Edwards has said he doesn't think this effort is going to succeed. But he also described it as irresponsible to the point of being asinine, and he thinks it just sends the wrong message to the residents of Louisiana at a time when they really are trying to encourage people to wear mouse, and be socially distant and things like that, and he also says that if that were to succeed in Louisiana would be the only state other than Wisconsin without a statewide order. At this point, the only reason Wisconsin doesn't have one. Is that the State Supreme? Court there overturned the Wisconsin border?
"baton rouge" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Iheartradio APP or on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. In Rouge Louisiana. There is an all nearly black school. It's named after confederate General Robert e Lee black leaders in the community wanted to rename the school, and during a school board meeting brother Gary De Chambers called out a school board member for just shopping while he's. Up there pleading their case and everything, she's on the Internet shopping. While citizens were discussing about changing the name of the school, take a listen I had intended to get up here and talk about how racist Robbie Leewards, but I'm gonNA. Talk about you, Kinda sitting over there shopping while we're talking about Robert. E Lee this pitcher you shopping while we're talking about racism history and his country, only white members. It is Bor- got up while we were up. You're talking to 'cause you. Don't give a damn and is clear. But I'M GONNA. Tell you what the slaves my ancestors said about Robbie Lee says. You don't know history system. Let me tell you that. They said when he got the plantation after he got off the field with twenty seven thousand people die. At Gettysburg tiny. Robert e Lee was a brutal slave master, not only did when he walked the slaves, he said lay it on hall after he said. He said. Put. Wine on SORTA Barnum. That's what Robert De and you set your arrogant self in here and sit on the shopping while the pain and the heart of the people of this community is on display, but you don't give a damn and you should resign. You should have resigned two years ago when you choke the white man in his house. You should've resigned two weeks ago when. When you got on TV essay foolishness, and you said walk out of here and resigned and never come back. 'cause you all the example of Winston. I'm in this community. You are horrible not to the rest of all you have an obligation to the people of this community and eighty one percent of them are black, and do you need a Klan rally. Rally outside Mr Day before you ended because holding it up means that you put that building in jeopardy, you do sir, because all over the country. Burn stuff down breath hosting. This city has still with protests. I seen you elected officials out there with him. Making sure that nothing go south in Baton Rouge. It's been folks in this community who gives a damn not when it's comfortable, but every time and four years ago, we came down here. Mr Drake they say you are good man. Be Your good name platform. Say Good Man why folks say you are good man. Don't legacy is attached to tonight. Brother Your legacy now let me say to the black members of the board. It's the most solitaire. y'All fail. Let's keep it at. Let's stand on this moving forward because we don't need. Apologize for Connie Evelyn G soldier who she was when she was sitting next to you while you were talking shopping, you don't need another example now. When do we as bad and rooms stop being in eight hundred and fifty six. If you want to name the building after somebody about PBS, pits back the first black governor of the state of Louisiana when he was governor during reconstruction. You want another name I. Still Don who was the lieutenant governor of the State of? Of Louisiana in the eighteen sixties that gave the right for Darius, land, and Don and wear Jackson intramural our to get you. You want to name it after somebody from reconstructed named after the people who fought Appalachian of silly. If you want to name it after somebody of the right people, the people who, on the right side of history when it show ancestor the school is named after so you hold onto your heritage, but we built this joint for free, and we've done begging you to do what's right. Thank you sir. All right talk about Mr. Joint for free. I'm like how we kept calling councilmember out Connie. Yeah. Shopping Connie baton. Rouge is fifty six percent, black and people are outraged. The people who are outraged in the Baton Rouge community are working hard. They're trying to get a misconduct Bernard fired. Meeting to name the school. She's shopping. She's on the yeah, so you're not even listening to. Why listen to what we're saying. They want to rename the school. Broken Down Yeah. Yeah. He knew sisters this. Mad, Negro, because that's what. Yeah the specs together. Different Name Post Gould's daughter. Have Different name the longest with. All right coming up. We'll have more of today's trending stories on the Steve Harvey Morning Show at twenty minutes after the hour right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. Hey Fam- Jada Pinkett Smith here. Bringing your favorite red table, talk episodes to podcast. I want to introduce you to the most important women in my life, my mom. She's really old school. I never wanted to be in that situation like not date will at all. Willow I'm going to be like my ancestors interest. Do what I need to do from June. 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Louisiana's casinos reopen amid coronavirus recovery
"Louisiana casinos now open after coronavirus restrictions were lifted but ABC's Jim Ryan says so far gamblers are staying away in baton Rouge every other slot machine is shut off the key players separated the hotel and restaurants are still closed and general manager Kim again says the required for our employees and they're encouraged her I guess and if they don't have one the gas we certainly can provide them with one when they get here on day one of the reopening Lubbers was well below its twenty five percent capacity limit with about three hundred people at the tables and slot machines
Louisiana pastor again holds services, defying house arrest orders
"Blaze Louisiana pastor Tony spell who leads a life tabernacle church in baton Rouge was placed on house arrest and fitted with an ankle monitoring device last week for fusing dispenser services amid the coronavirus crisis on Sunday still continue to defy the stay at home order according to the advocate spell who lives just fifty yards in the church we pastors held services despite a judge's order prohibiting the pastor from leaving his house as a dirty rotten crying shame we have to hide America's bill told his congregation NBC news reported us but was expected to turn himself in to authorities after the service for violating the judge's conditions the advocate reported just a long spells attorney says client will continue to litigate what he characterized as an attempt by the state of Louisiana the four spell to stop preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to his
Undefeated, high schoolers head online for isolation proms
"High schoolers undefeated by the coronavirus lockdowns are heading online for isolation problems they're dressing up in their party gear that's already been purchased or sticking to street clothes on zoom as they dance in their bedrooms their schools and some familiar brands are helping out by hosting including teen vogue celebrities are lending a hand to John Krasinski hosted a prom live on you tube Allison Williams guest DJ for a prom hosted by the baton Rouge youth coalition in Louisiana the idea to salvage at least one slice of find and tradition for the class of twenty
Police: 1 officer dies, 2nd wounded in Louisiana shooting
"A shooting in Louisiana's capital city is left one police officer dead and his wounded colleague fighting for his life baton Rouge police chief Murphy Paul says the two officers were shot in a northern residential district this is the call that note chief wants to get no police officer wants to hear an officer down Paul said a thirty six year old suspect was detained after a four hour standoff in which he barricaded himself inside a
Pastor again holds services, defying house arrest orders
"He divide stay at home mortgage orders intended to prevent the spread of the virus by holding large worship services. Now he's facing criminal charges for driving a church bus backward toward a protester outside his church. According to Washington Post he's drawn nationwide attention for continuing hold services attended by hundreds of people at his life. Tabernacle church near Baton Rouge despite facing six misdemeanor charges in March for violating orders from the governor that limited mass gatherings but his name is spell. You get it central police chief. Roger Corcoran said. Police have a warrant for spells arrest. How can you arrest a spell? Come on he's one on a charge of aggravated assault related to the bus incident. Which took place couple of weeks ago? We could go cornea. Corcoran Corcoran. The police. Chief spell was driving a bus and backed it up on the shoulder of the road stopping the vehicle within a few feet of a protester. Appreciator is also facing charges for swerving his car towards a protester. No one was hurt but he was trying to intimidate. The protester said the police chief police reviewed video of the incident which local TV outlets aired boy. There really is nothing to watch. Spell wrote in a text message he would not surrender and authorities would have to take him out of his church. He's a bus driver. As as well as a pastor but he's named spell it's probably not because of his bus driving. He said he had just finished dropping off church members before his encounter with protester. I pro- chemin quote unquote. Who verbally all my wife. And little girls. He's the crotch grabbing Middle Finger using against my church ladies. He wrote a text message. What would you do to a man like that? I think that's a rhetorical question spell. Says he's reported the protester to police every for thirty six days but policed in respond to his complaints. He said he stopped the bus quote because it was a waste of time. This is the proudest day my life to be persecuted for the faith unquote when the Washington Post asked with reconsidered Sunday's incident to be inactive. Faith suggested he would block a Washington Post reporter on his phone. The lawyer representing spell has been hospitalized. Not Meaning to find this at all. Funny has been hospitalized with Corona virus symptoms. A member of his congregation has died of complications. From the virus that's the life Tabernacle Church lays German
Louisiana Church Holds Services, Defying Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order
"Defying a state current coronavirus stayed home order Louisiana church hold Sunday services reaching there's nothing to fear but fear itself pastor Tony bell life tabernacle church near baton Rouge Louisiana describing his congregation the twenty two day church goer Tom Hampton so as my time as much as the minister says the virus causes depression and anxiety the that is worse than the people who have already contracted the virus and died a pastor's civil rights attorney calls Louisiana's stay at home order illegal
U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as some churches defy stay-at-home orders
"The Surgeon General of the United States Jerome Adams says the next week will be one of the hardest and saddest of most Americans lives he said social distancing will help and he asked the governors of states that have refused to issue a stay at home orders to reconsider their position nine states that haven't yet Tom Dunn found shelter in place orders are states that actually produced a large amount of our food so they're struggling with issues concerning how they can provide for the rest of the country to be able to stay at home but right now what I would say to those governors is if you can give us a month give us what you can give us a week Adams on fox news Sunday the pastor of the life tabernacle church in baton Rouge Louisiana Tony spell is refusing an order to stop holding large meetings he said today he will hold services the word of god commands us to assemble together I'm Christopher
Church packed for services again despite charges against pastor
"It's one of the latest hot beds for coronavirus Louisiana a pastor there is not heating local orders to limit the size of gatherings like the Florida pastor who refused to close his church Tony self of life tabernacle church in suburban baton Rouge insists we are more essential than the retailers and stores remain open police chief Roger Corcoran is equally adamant instead of showing the strength and resilience of our community Mr spell has chosen to embarrass us for his own self promotion
Church packed for services again despite charges against pastor
"Another religious leader is in trouble for doing the same thing in Louisiana here's correspondent Jim Ryan prisoners at life tabernacle church in suburban baton Rouge had their temperatures checked as they entered for services that was after police had presented pastor Tony spell with a summons for the violations of the governor's emergency or far from telling his ten thousand followers to stay home spell says do not be intimidated to come to this building now the police will have to decide what happens
Police show up at Louisiana church that was defying coronavirus state order
"Church in Louisiana defying an order against gathering some more than fifty people there pastor Tony spell at about three hundred others attended a service at the life tabernacle church in baton Rouge the pastor told to keep coming same church is a place of healing for the broken hearted police though told the pastor that if he defies you order again they're gonna call in the National Guard to break up the
New Gas And Chemical Facilities Crowd Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'
"There's an industrial corridor in southeastern Louisiana. That people call cancer alley. It has more than one hundred and forty chemical factories and oil refineries and now there's a boom in natural gas and so industry. There is expanding so our efforts to stop it. Here's Teagan Wenlin of member station. Wwf New Orleans on a sunny Saturday. Morning I meet Sharon Levin a little tour of her neighborhood house right there terrence. Oh Great. She grew up here in rural welcome. Louisiana in Saint James Parish along the Mississippi River and most of the kids have stuck around too but now she's on a mission to stop a proposed chemical mega-complex less than a mile from her house. We drive just around a curve and see a big empty field where there's some construction underway in the distance. There's a metal fence get you see locate beggar defense back there. That silver thing is new L. shape. That's where the grapes are. That's what I saw. There used to be a plantation here so when the giant factory was approved state. Archaeologists investigated the site and found graves of enslaved people. We stopped to look. I'm pretty sure a lot of us here. Have ancestors are buried in that group in one of those gravesites? Levine's hoping the historic graves will force the company Formosa Petrochemical To Stop Building. The Taiwanese company is one of the biggest plastic manufacturers in the world. And this is a good place to build. The river provides quick access to an international port and the state offers tax breaks gave Mosa twelve million dollar grant. But Levine sees the plant as a threat to a place. She loves model Morning Coffee Back at her house which he built on family land with her husband. She describes how the rich fertile soil along. The river made for a great farming fifty years ago. It was wonderful back then. Beautiful Plan and everything Nice. My Dad grew all of our best doubles in foods. They take the vegetables to New Orleans and sell them at the French market. We had to get up early in the moment will pick low beams. I used to hate that now. Her country home is surrounded by giant factories. There are more than ten in Saint James Parish their smoke stacks forming huge clouds that cast shadows over miles. Levin thinks all of that industry is making her family and neighbors sick off. The Putin. Don't doubt we go slowly die. Her husband died of heart problems. Many of her neighbors have died of cancer. She says the air often smells bad. It's hard to link specific illnesses to certain pollutants even though Saint James Parish where she lives has an above average rate of cancer for Louisiana. Which has one of the highest rates of cancer in the country. According to an analysis by Propublica the Formosa Complex would more than double toxic air emissions here. Levin organized her neighbors to fight the plant forming a group called rise. Saint James last fall she marched with other environmental advocates all along the Mississippi River up to the capital Baton Rouge. They got lots of media coverage they delivered their demands to lawmakers no new development in the region. Matthew Block has governor John Bel Edwards chief counsel waspishly. The governor does not agree that there should be some moratorium on manufacturing facilities but his office did agree to do a small public health study. It'll survey people within a one and a half mile radius around a single plant five miles away from where living lives. There's no question that this is limited studied. It doesn't pretend to be otherwise but it's also A start in how we can start to look at these communities and whether or not there there is arisen a higher incidence of cancer and then we can make decisions from there but the study won't look at future emissions from the Formosa plant or a handful of others being built advocates. Say It's the only public health. Study the state's ever done in the region and that it's not enough. They accused lawmakers of putting profit over people's lives. The plants have brought a lot of jobs. And money says economist. Laurence Scott Nothing I've ever seen before a spokesperson for most petrochemical says the new plants in Levine's neighborhood would create twelve hundred new high paying jobs. Scott says Louisiana competes with other places for these plants and when communities like Saint James Push back? It's bad for business. One thing for sure is the larger the pushback the more expensive. It is to locate here and that is one of the factors that has to be considered when the right of return on investment here versus Texas. This tension between economic growth and health concerns has played out for years. Beverly Right is the director of the deep South Center for Environmental Justice and has advocated for people in the chemical corridor for more than three decades. It's hard for me to stay calm about this. She says they've won. A few fights stopping some plants from being built getting relocation money for an entire community in one case yet since the nineties. More and more plants have been built. I look at all of our work that we did. I mean this is my life years and watching it just being washed away and a lot of the people that we work with auditing gone now rise. Saint James is suing the US army core to stop the Formosa Plant. They've appealed to the state to revoke the permit. And they're leveraging the historic gravesites. As a reason the company shouldn't be allowed to build still as much as it pains. Her right says the best way for people in the region to protect their health. Maybe just move sitting at our kitchen table Sharon. Levin says she would never consider it. We were here first. The chemical plants tried to invade our privacy and our property. Why don't they go somewhere and not come to us? This is our home. This is not their home. She neatly packed up her flyers and the P. Con Cluster. She made for meeting tonight. She's organizing her neighbors to continue to fight. The Formosa Plant even as construction is underway. Just down the road
Lydia Fenet, Global Director at Christie's Auction House: 'I was making a third of what everyone else was making.'
"Today. Lydia fournette joins us on skimmed from the couch. She's the global director of strategic partnerships at Christie's auction house. She's also very lead benefit auctioneer and she's raised over half a billion dollars for charities around the world. Lydia has taken the lessons. She's learned while paving her own career path and has put them in her book for you entitled the most powerful woman in the room is you. Lydia welcomed the skin from the couch. Great to be here. You have the coolest job and we're going to get into but I just want you to skim your resume for us well. My resume is actually kind of short. I've worked at Christie's auction house in New York for twenty one years. I started as an intern and had worked at the company for basically two internships and then was hired out of an internship. I ran the events department for basically ten years on and off started at the bottom grew up in about five or six years in everyone above me left and the job was mine and it was during that time that I realized that there was a side business that you could do. There called benefit auctioning. So you're not the art auction. You're you're not on the Podium Selling Monet's Picasso's essentially you are the person who is getting on stage at eleven o'clock at night at a charity auction trying to raise money for a nonprofit when no one wants to buy anything and so those were really my two jobs for a long time about ten years into my career decided to launch a new department called Strategic Partnerships for the company which I now run globally and I run the large scale benefit auctions around the world for Christie's now as well so really fun job and I earlier love it. What is something not on your linked in that we should know about you. I am a mom of three. I am a veracious runner and I love more than anything to be with people. It's my favorite thing in the world. Have you always been like that? Yes absolutely I am a natural extrovert. There's no question about it. I always think it's funny when people say so. What do you do for downtime? I call my friends and hanging out with them. I try to former for trying to find more friends. The exact opposite quota and my husband too. He loves being themselves and always trying to get in the room to talk to him. And we're very different. Let's bring you into my fold so before we explain. Actually what your job is in day to day? I just want you to tell our audience because I think you are the rare person who's really been at the same company for their career. What is your best piece of advice for how to get hired as an intern fulltime? I think being persistent and really walking into an interview as an intern and making sure that they understand that. You're going to work hard. I know that sounds like the craziest thing to say because it seems pretty obvious to me but I can tell you that. I've probably had eighty or ninety interns over my twenty years at Christie's I can tell you the fifteen who I still remember. I think that internships are such an amazing opportunity to do two things meet people in a company and is that because I shredded paper. My entire first internship at Christie's but guess what the shredder was by the elevator. So I met every single person going in and out of there and I'll introduce yourself I mean people are standing there waiting and remember. This was pre iphone so there was nothing to do. I just stand there and wait but I would stand there and just sort of. Make an off comment about something. That was happening her. You know something as easy as still shredding which people feel sorry for you. They start to talk to you. They always knew I was so they'd always come back. And then there was joke you're still shredding and like I sure am how's your day going. You know just a quick introduction and all of a sudden they remember my face and so when I see them at an event later that week or checking people in special events there was sort of that name recognition that facial recognition so. I just think an internship is the time that people don't realize you get a recommendation from someone that you're interning with in a job. That's very senior in a company in that stays with you for the rest of your life. How did you get your foot in the door? At Christie's I knew nothing about the auction world. I grew up in a small town in Louisiana. My parents were not art collectors but I did a junior semester abroad at Oxford University. While I was there I read an article about the auction world. When Princess Diana's dresses were being. Sold for charity. Yes I remember. Yeah new talks about Christie's and it talks about this auction world and honestly if you knew anything about me my whole life is created in my mind so well. This seems like the place that I should work. I mean it's glamorous people travel. You're meeting all of these people to my earlier point and so I basically started talking about how he was going to work. At Christie's I ninety nine percent of the people I knew had no idea what curtseys was. But my dad who is just such a charismatic amazing man. We were at a Christmas party of a family friend in Baton Rouge Louisiana which is not a bastion of art collecting and there was a young woman who was doing her. She just started at Christie's as an assistant to an assistant. And so my dad pulled me over and he said you've been talking about this place. This woman actually works there and this is when I think sometimes the universe really. If you're open to it helps you in your path. I said to her. Can I get the internship coordinator because I was still in college at this point and she gave me her number and so I started calling this woman and it was so late in the game? I had no idea what I was doing. I was coming from Louisiana. The wasn't so as a New York everybody knew about internships and so I basically just calling her and she kept saying the same thing which was. Ot I'm so sorry you know. The internship program is full but remember there was no caller. Id and that day so had to pick up her phone. She had no idea and every day I would call for two straight weeks and I kept thinking to myself like there has to be a way to make her understand that I have to be there so I have to figure this out and so I would kind of right through a list of questions that I could ask her. That might make her. Think a little bit differently about me and so one day I just hit the nail on the head. I asked her. Can I just ask you something before you hang up on me which you tell me why? The internship has to be closed at thirty people and she said well you know we do museum trips in the afternoon and so yeah. I mean you all of a sudden I was like well. I don't have to go on a museum. It's fine you know and and so I sort of vocalized that I said well listen. I don't have to go on a museum field trip. I could stay and I'm sure they're GONNA be interns. Who were sick and maybe I could fill in over. I mean honestly one college that point. Let's be serious and I think she was so for me to just stop calling her. She said look let me think about it and she hung up the phone and then she called me back an hour later and said I could do a modified internship and I say now that I'm pretty. I went on almost every single one of those museums. You know that's the funny thing because of course someone doesn't show up you know when I hear the story. We're both kind of like smiling at you. Love the fearlessness. A love gutsiness that you had an end poise at a very young age. She just go after this. Both of us had a similar tenacity but didn't have your extroverted part to our story. It's hard exhausting to put yourself out there like that and people come to us for advice all the time. It actually was just talking to a girl yesterday who just as out of college and was trying to get advice on how to network and I was like you have an email address a corporal where you work the big building just email people just like what. What are you say? So very literally. What do you say when you call what you say when you email? I always think the key to networking and my father has the best catch phrase that you will use for the rest of your life which networker die He truly believes networking is the only reason you exist. Charlotte. I would say that the most important thing you WanNa do when you're networking is distinguish yourself from other people immediately. So what makes you unique? Because you can google anybody sitting across the table from you. And I think that that's what people lose and the networking element that makes it really difficult for them because they're trying to play the part of somebody else the easiest way to sell us to sell yourself because when you're talking about yourself in a way that feels authentic. It doesn't feel uncomfortable. This is who you are. So you're just putting yourself out there. What you have get used to is the take it or leave it quality of that and I think that that's difficult for an extrovert or introvert. You know nobody likes for somebody to shut them down but at the same time you'll never get anything unless you put yourself out there. I want to talk about something that I think is a common thing between the media world and the art world. Which is they're highly competitive. It's hard to get that first foot in the door and if you are lucky enough to get it you're usually working a ton and not getting paid a lot and the question that we get all the time is how do they think about that first job do they take the job that they really. WanNa take that. Is You know the internship right. And it's a hard choice and wondering what advice you have for people out there who are looking to break into these industries and also have real financial restraints. Absolutely I think we all have we restraints. We live in New York City or even the the outlying areas around the city. It's incredibly expensive. And so I say to people especially about the art world. Can you live without our? Is it the kind of thing that you've literally wake up every morning in think I have to be around it? It drives me is my passion in if the answer is yes then it probably makes sense for you to be an intern or to take a job that is going to get you on that track over time and it may not pay exactly what you want so you may have to get a second job to make that happen but you have to understand that. That is a choice that you're making it that is not your passion and you just want to do it because it looks fun from the outside and this is what. I wish I had said to myself all those years ago. Go and get a job that pays you what you want. And this is something that you can evolve as a side hustle over the course of your life and then you bring those skills to the place where you interviewed as an intern. And I think that that's one of those things that can seem kind of shortsighted and especially in this day and age where people are hopping from company after one year or six months. Or whatever if you really understand the trajectory of a career. It's long so if you do the work at the beginning and you get to a place where you are making a salary to afford the life that you want you can pivot into the art world. You can pivot into the media world and you have a skill set that you're bringing that you didn't have when you were applying as an intern so you will get paid for that. So people do get paid in these companies. They may not get paid what people in startups get paid but they do get paid. Sometimes you just have to start a little bit more mid level than you would when you think that you should start as an
Bengals at the Combine in Indianapolis, taking a closer look at Joe Burrow
"With us here from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where we will be all week so much going on. I'm waiting next with Adam. Schefter Louis Riddick Todd mcshay and Mike Tannenbaum just to catch you up right now. Here's what's happening today in Indianapolis. It will be a very busy week. At Five o'clock eastern though owners are expected to meet players to talk about the new CBA which could expand the playoffs and move to a seventeen game regular season. We've got forty seven. Nfl head coaches and GMT. We'll be talking today. You're also hear from SEC. Standouts Joe Borough and to a ton of Aloha who also addressed the media earlier today. Jonesboro put on an absolute show as you know on route to a national championship for Lsu setting an FBI. Single season record with sixty touchdown passes and Ditto. While completing a whopping seventy six percents of his passes and not only that but bro won the heisman trophy in dominant fashion receiving a record ninety point seven percent of the first place votes here. Our previous comments from Joe Borough on February seventeenth during a reception. For the Davey. O'brien award. He had this to say I do have leveraged the Bengals have their process and I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the combine yet. There's a lot of things that happened. Leading up to the draft. A lot of information gathered bras. Mother Robin shot down the idea. Her son does not want to play for the bengals. Saying we have no idea where that came from. It's a story out there that has created that doesn't have any substance at least from our perspective here Hasbro earlier today here at the combine. Of course I want to be the first pick. That's that's every kid's dream you know I've worked really really hard for this opportunity and I'm blessed to be in this position. I'm a ball player. Whoever picks me on my go show up? How play whoever for forever dressing? You know. I'm just not going to be presumptuous. About what they WANNA DO I. It's the draft. You guys have been covered it for a long time and you never know what's going to happen so we played a month longer than everyone else and everyone else's been training a month longer than us you know. I wanted to put. I don't I didn't think I'd be able to put my best foot forward here at the combine so I wanted to wait till pro day had another whole month of training and just be the best that I could be when everyone when. Everyone's eyes are on me. You know coming in. If you're the number one pick the teen is picking number one. Is there for a reason? So you're going to have to come in. There's going to be ups and downs and you've got to stay steady through the process. Our research tells us about Joe. Borough is his own man. He's not going to be talked into saying things for other people's benefits so if that's what he said. That's that's fantastic. I'm looking forward to getting to know him getting to meet him through. The process haven't been able to sit down with them yet. But we've got that on the horizon. We'll talk more about Joe. Boroughs plans to hold off throwing here at the combine. But might I'll start with you in terms of do you want? Do you not want to play for the being. You have any issues at all with where we landed at least at this point. No I mean as I said last week Joe Borough at the end he does not have leverage. The bengals have the first pick in the draft. If they want to draft. Joe Joe Borough. That's where he's GonNa go now with that. Said I think it's incumbent upon sack Taylor in the Bengal organization to create the Right Environment. Where he could come in and they could build something sustainable and truly transformative so. I think where we wended. Wendy is appropriate last week. He could've handled that better but to Joe Boroughs credit. I think they tweak things I think they're in a good spot now. He's been well-coached past week. Tower doesn't it. Yeah and Adema to your Do All your contacts. It appears that borough likely young he's projected pick. I still think that's where the bengals ultimately go. And they're sitting there and that's about this a team that needs somebody to revitalize that franchise and they are expected to look to trade Andy Dalton at some point this off season and so when you're sitting there in division with Lamar Jackson there in Baltimore think that they know that they have to get somebody in there. That's going to put some points on the Board Baker Mayfield Cleveland and this is going to be the pick for the Cincinnati bengals. Even Joe was considering trying to exercise some kind of leverage really the only leverage you have is withhold your services and not playing not report even if he was thinking along those lines. Let's say he's doing a deep dive trying to figure out exactly. Just what the Cincinnati offer as far as developing me as a quarterback. Could you blame him? Could you really blame him for wanting to dig? Deep on exactly what? What does the future going to look like during over the course of my rookie contract with this football team would exactly? What exactly is Mike Brown's commitment to go ahead and building out this roster around me because we all know a lot of what's going to happen to him has nothing to do with him and has everything to do with everything that's going to be around him. Just look at the past three or four drafts. And how certain players have benefited from going to certain to certain teams? Just look at l a look at the difference between jar rookie year in his second year. Sean mcvay came in. It flipped his rookie year. People were saying Jared Goff to Canada. All of a sudden his second year is like. Oh wait a minute. Maybe he's not so bad you couldn't blame him. If that was a thought Lewis to that point I also think an opportunity. If you're Zach Taylor to say hey what's happened in the past. It's irrelevant we're going to myself with you and we're going to build something great and we can't worry about what's happened before we have a lot of work to do. But if I'm the bengals if I have a hey coach Taylor. That's worked with quarterbacks. Like you mentioned Jared Goff Joe Boroughs Billy and character. That's a great opportunity for the bengals. Sino three things one. Is that if something were to go on with. The bengals is not going to happen in public and this has been addressed in the past week if it's going to happen behind the scenes so whatever we hear from this point on. Don't even don't even look at it. Don't think about it because it has nothing to do with with what is going on behind the scenes. The second thing is this guy's different cab he beats. It goes a Beatles drummer. He doesn't care what anyone else has done. In the past what everyone else is GonNa do in the future? He's going to do what's best for Joe Borough but the third thing I know about him is he's a football guy he's his. His brothers played linebacker at safety at Nebraska. His Dad's a almost four decades coach in football. He's a football guy at its core. He's from Ohio. Obviously I think when it's all said and done he winds up going in Cincinnati if he's number one overall pick but again. If it's GonNa Happen it's GonNa Happen. Not In the media. It's GonNa happen behind the scenes again. Joe Bro not expected to throw on Thursday. He said he just wasn't ready yet. Not a huge deal. Sam Darnold Kyla Murray. The last two years have opted not to throw here at the combine as well. What did make headlines on Sunday? Oddly enough pros hand measurements the measurable quarterbacks took place on Sunday on the smaller side. Love listen here's what he said after it was suggested his aunt size was small considering retirement after. I was informed that we slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts while he's got good company because here's what Super Bowl fifty four. Mvp Patrick Mahomes had to say who had just slightly larger hands than did borough my small Andrew doing great so far all right he should say believe in yet. Here's borough earlier today addressing his hands. Yeah I mean these measurements you can. You can take so much from them if it's a glaring issue on film with turnovers. Yeah it's probably an issue but I didn't have a lot of fumbles or anything like that so I just tried to make a little joke out of it I think it's a non factor I don't get paid to talk about. Measurements and analyze. The measurements like played to play football. So that's what I'm GONNA do. I look we're not gonNA make too much of this question. Well yet about what? They actually do what they're actually measuring here so worry not. We've got a ruler. We've got Louis at. I mean really what you're really trying to do is just trying to measure the expense of someone and they put it down on the ground and you actually hear about guys actually doing hand exercises to stretch their hand as wide as possible although when you're grabbing a football you're actually going to measure from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the Pinky here and this is hard because this is a hard rule and you can't really get good accurate measuring you look tired type by just under nine right. Look I'll give you a non center's Oh that's attention and would have actually done something with my. I mean what's interesting when you watch the tape of Joe Borough? There are situations where people come from behind strip him when he's trying to move up in the pocket and run. I mean that's going to happen if you have nine if you have ten inches so I mean it's not a glaring obvious problem as far as him on the football field and that's why I think it's really. It's just going to be something that will hopefully wind up forgetting about certain the biggest thing is and you know this with all of these drills you know as well. Mike you go back to the tape and you're trying to find something after the fact that says okay. Now I'm going to look specifically at these things so you're gonNA look cold weather rain and then ball security and Joe Boroughs as good as any college quarterback you're ever going to see in the pocket in terms of two hands on the ball and protecting the ball. I saw him in two thousand eighteen the last weekend. In September against Ole Miss. You can go back and watch the tape. My suit was soaking wet when I did the open of that game. It was pouring rain driving rain in anyone who says it doesn't rain in Baton Rouge on a Saturday night is lying to you. Because it poured and he completed seventy two percent of his throws with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in that game. So you go back to the tape and you try to look at these things and what the tape tells you is. He's just fine. You know I had a theory here. I have an interesting experience with hand size so I was forced out in two thousand eight. We were we trade for Brett Farve and just as a fan of sport. I can't wait to go out to the first practice and watch Brett farve throw. There's nothing physically imposing about breath and he goes out there and he's throwing Abe I've ever seen and I ask them like what is the value. Where's this philosophy comes from it? He said you know what Mike I have long fingers and I actually couple of football the way a lot of people throw a softball. I could actually be over the top and that's where I get all my philosophy from just watching my practice. It was unbelievable to watch though. I know as Lewis show. There's a tradition of how we measure hands but finger. Length is actually an underrated aspect of playing quarterback so far so far small hands but long fingers and you know what my pinky and all the time strong throwing football pictures of the five. It's easily the least important finger in the hand and I can't remember it ever being a big factor. It's all there in the grip. The pinky to me doesn't matter. It's archaic. How we're measuring the quarterback's hand span now with that. Said there's thirty four quarterbacks in the last fourteen years who have been drafted that have had hands of nine inches and smaller and really only two of them had any sort of Sustained Success Ryan. Tannehill is one of them and Jared. Goff is the other. That's it so there are thirty two out of thirty four. Who have failed. But are we going to say that he's going to the Joe Boroughs? Not GonNa have success because his hands tells me that the reason for their failure wasn't because they were nine inches weight.
Fire erupts at ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana; no injuries reported
"Yeah the story on a baton Rouge it was a a fire at an Exxon Mobil refinery they turn the night's guy shade of orange a fire erupted about eleven thirty Tuesday night no injuries reported the fire was contained they say to the location where it started but the glow could be seen from miles away Exxon Mobil the largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana and that baton Rouge refinery the the fifth largest in the country producing gasoline jet fuel and more paint adhesives at the chemical plant let's see the company said in a tweet they were responding to the situation including monitoring the air quality of the air outside the plant no particular older they said there are no offsite impact according to a spokesperson from the fire department so it was again contained to the area where it occurred so is it could have been a whole lot worse
ExxonMobil refinery blaze lights up night sky
"Fire crews say they've extinguished a blaze inside an Exxon Mobil refinery that turned the night sky a shade of orange and sent a large plume of smoke into the air over baton Rouge Louisiana no injuries were reported it wasn't immediately clear what caused the fire that began late last night the fifth largest refinery in the United
LSU's Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract
"After guiding LSU to a national title head coach ed Orgeron has agreed to a six year contract extension worth forty two million dollars Iraq dot com editor Ron Hagen says Orgeron now among the top ten highest paid coaches in college football as an interim and its first contract was extremely low for a head coach but he made a sacrifice because you want to pay as assistant coach is what a lot of money in but he's proven his worth the contract extension pending approval of the LSU board of supervisors the deal keep coach in baton Rouge to the twenty twenty six
"baton rouge" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Grant is with us in baton Rouge Louisiana hi grant welcome to the Dave Ramsey show hi Dave thank you for taking my call today what's up a look on Mar twenty one I'm looking to get very ready to be very clear but a question is financially speaking what is the best way to know when I'm ready to buy an engagement ring and was at the to go about thirty one cool when you're ready how much do you make about eighty five thousand you're good for you what do you do operator in the electrical industry cool very cool show on how long you been dating her yeah we've been dating for five years and loss will speak out yeah obviously wow very cool very cool so anything about getting married hopefully within the next year too okay cool on it well do the jewelry stores are not in the financial advice business there in the jewelry business and so on I will give you a different number than they will give you okay the rule of thumb I use when you're buying an engagement ring is no more than one month's income which is a pretty stinking nice rang in this case okay so I mean your take home pay is what thirty five thirty or thirty eight hundred Bucks a month yes there are some like that yeah okay that's nice ring and it's it's not a five carat but you're twenty one years old you're getting married who cares right okay so I mean thirty eight hundred Bucks and and the and here's the thing the easy you know learn a little bit about anything you're going to put money into and as you start to shop for diamonds you'll learn about clarity cut carat and so forth I'm afraid I have a lot of dollars tied up in diamonds none of which are on my person that means there on the other person so but I've learned a lot about it and I will tell you this don't fall for the if you get this one it'll go up in value more it's clearer you just don't want something that to the naked eye when waved around under somebody's nose is noticeably bad color or noticeably a bad cut or noticeably has flaws in it okay for clarity and so color clarity and cut that's and can't read of course care is the size and so forth so it's not an investment I own a bunch of them we've never sold any of them and they've never gone up in value in thirty years so that's a bunch of crap okay the only thing they're good for is it makes the girls smile that's all they're good for okay so and they're worth it for that because my girl needs to smile and so every so often she gets one that's how that works okay but they're not good is an investment on that's just a bunch of garbage okay shot what we got a we're gonna get a deal I never buy a perfect stone but I never buy a junk one either I try to land in the middle and I learn about it a little bit before I get into it a really good place if you can land somebody in your life that knows a little bit about diamonds that will go with you knows of more than just a little bit you actually can finance deals on diamonds at a pawn shop there are high and high quality pawn shops out there that you will get stuff for probably a quarter on the dollar of what it would be at the jewelry store so in other words ten thousand dollar ring if you can find it at a pawn shop you can afford it for thirty eight hundred Bucks if you found one that you need that your brand new at this and I wouldn't tell you just walk in off the street you could buy a piece of glass and not know the difference right now and I don't want you to do that so you need somebody help look at it with you that knows something about it that'll help you shop around the other thing you can look for is a diamond broker someone that actually brokers them and they'll teach you and you can learn about by Lou stone offering made and it's not that expensive to do that so diamonds are a little bit like furniture they have very very high markup double triple and so you'll find you'll find twice as much stone for the money as you will it just walking into the typical mall jewelry store that you hear the ad on the radio okay are you here TV commercial or whatever and all the girls are gasping and say oh he bought it there now that's the that means you're paying for that ad so yeah if you can find a broker or upon that's a good way to get a deal one month's salary I think you can save that up pretty quick can't you yes there are all may have a small mortgage and all all the little enclave are planned for the other team cool good for you well just to finish the story my bride and I got married with a point two three carat less than one fourth of a carrot you can't even see it it's so small it's tiny and it was not a beautiful wonderful stone or something like that I bought it sheen think should get a ring so as a bonus so that was her engagement ring and I can promise you today that is has been replaced with upgrades periodically and now the woman wears a headlight on our hands so but the but she started with a point to three thirty eight years ago and it did the trick just fine there is zero correlation between the size of the diamond in the success of the marriage matter of fact there might be a negative correlation at that at some point that the diamond gets too big for the engagement ring if she requires a three carat she's probably not a keeper so yeah that kind of thing so you're gonna be just fine you're gonna have a she's got a wonderful ring you're going to be a hero and I'm proud I got to talk to you about it thanks for calling in open phones at triple eight eight two five five two two five you jump in we'll talk about your life and your money Julie is on our private Facebook page the place to go if you want to talk about Ramsey stuff the V. Ramsey baby steps community it's a private Facebook page we will let you join quite a few people in there I think it's approaching two hundred thousand and they're having different conversations all over the place now big deal the Ramsey baby steps community is the official Facebook page our Facebook community group whatever you call it stuff is there ever a time when a thirty year mortgage is better than a fifteen no if you can't afford it on a fifteen it means you can't afford the house if you currently own a house and the only way to keep from getting for clothes owner bankrupt is to refinance into a thirty yeah you'd probably do that but it's not better than there's no time I recommend a thirty year mortgage I would be tolerated in an extreme situation but I wouldn't.
Man arrested in killings of 3 homeless people
"Arrest has been made in the recent killings of three homeless people in baton Rouge law enforcement announced at a press conference today chief of police of these bad ridge Murphy Paul says arrested Jeremy Anderson he has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder he was booked at the east baton Rouge parish jail where he would has been processed accordingly authorities are sure whether Anderson knew his victims of declined to comment on a potential motive all three the the boys were found shot to death within blocks of Anderson's listed
"baton rouge" Discussed on College Football Live
"What if we could help industrial plants capture to think how we could help lower emissions it's one way Exxon Mobil is Hoping industrial plants be more like plants to them as they take on a top ten defense in Tiger Stadium we're here to break it all down college football live coming to you from Baton Rouge in college football alive presented by Mazda and there's the tiger band they're making their way through the Quad we've got plenty of fans here because it's Friday before the top ten matchup doing Florida and Lsu and it's GonNa be good on good when we see that LSU offense take the field against the Florida gators defense and welcome so Baton Rouge news we're so happy to have you here Maria Taylor alongside David Pollack Desmond Howard fans have had to wait a little while for Florida come to Baton Rouge it's been a couple of years we come here every year though we I do a hurricane Florida got away with a couple of days then gave I tell you that excited to welcome in here and that's not the only great match up we have this weekend take a look at our weekend matchup presented by cars dot com we've got the Red River rivalry showdown coming out in Texas and then Alabama playing their very first top twenty five match up against Texas and Penn State I'll and of course we're going to everything off with Florida and Lsu but I wanNA start with the good that we mentioned right now Lsu's offense second in the nation passing yards per game Florida defense they have twelve intercept sadly GonNa win the battle Doppler Lsu at this point win the battle between good on good I think is going to be Lsu Joe Borough what he's doing with his office right now phenomenal level as ever since the Texas game this kid has dropped off receivers like Jomar adjusted Jefferson they're one and two and a cop risen receiving yards per game I think they have a great deal who what they're doing absolutely spoke to those three yesterday they said Desmond during the summer we used to get together twice a week to work on our rows and get our timing that's why we're so sharp so early season so I think it's going to be the Tigers off only twice a week there's five of them we live in a day where defense doesn't win championships anymore offense does so you've got to roll with LSU's offense LSU's LSU is at home also you've given me help for the defense the only helps your team your home team when you're there but just the timing and the RPO game they take away what you do well they'll take away instincts and so what you saw from Florida's deepest and we could love you to be fair this is by far the best defense Joe Burs face and then goes by far their best defense we've seen some great catches to from those Lsu wide receivers we were just talking to Justin Jefferson and he was like we were told to catch ten thousand balls in two months they couldn't make it happened they ended up with six thousand shops just looks at its hands he's like how did I make that catch and he's like Joe Brady because he challenged us to catch that many ball we'll see whether or not they can pull some of that off Saturday against Florida but one thing we also have to see how Kyle trask will respond I mean it is a hostile environment he's done well obviously only thrown two interceptions so far this season but we've seen moles we've seen mistakes happen what does he have to do well or attack against I think he's GonNa have to attack the perimeter of the defense attack the short throws intermediate throws wants to make sure that he gets the ball of his hands very quickly because when you look at this Lsu Tigers deepest these guys go hunt trust day saw what happened the week Oh don't forget we Trask suffered knee injury that we thought.
"baton rouge" Discussed on WWL
"North of west baton Rouge and ever bill parish sheriff welcome to the show okay no are you been selling the sheriff as we watch this banding of storms moving across the center part of the state it looks as though point the key point to P. is getting a lot of that rain yes we actually did from about two AM this morning till about ten thirty and going all right now we received about twelve inches of rain in that segment of John and what challenges says that presented for you guys up there well we have some localized flooding in some of the subdivision there because of the the amount of rain all at one time but we have crews in the area we're working with some formal pop stations to try and get the water out and also trying to sandbag some of the houses that are expected at this time have you all had to engage in search and rescue and actually go out and grab some folks and no it it was not to that level of US flooding what we're seeing in the houses that are affected all from one to six to eight inches of water in the house so still you can walk in the yards but it's it's it's starting to get the house have they given you any indication as to how much longer it will be the child will be experiencing this significant rainfall no but a lot of the former that they are watching the weather closely world agricultural parish enough they have said that we have a couple of possibilities of some more bands that are going to impact us so we're we're just we're just trying to you know dealer what we get at this point on we're talking to sheriff but Torah's from point Coupee parish when you talk about you know the agricultural economy what happens in the aftermath of a storm like this when you probably gonna have water sitting on on this land for a fairly long duration what are the downstream implication well we haven't done our crop damage damage estimates yet because we don't really know exactly what they are but we do have a lot of from the wind we have a lot of the sugar cane that was knocked down colon that's not down so we have some crop damage as we speak so it looks like we we kind of you know yes the Mississippi River flooding with the travel base and not be an open but now we come up with Barry and you know we're seeing effects of it so we we we just have to wait and see just what those impacts are we're talking a sharp Torah's from point could be parish sheriff on a little bit of a lighter side my friend this storm I've kinda nickname achei a pain in the derriere I mean they got into Louisiana and it just won't leave us for whatever reason that happens to love us what a lot of people don't know about you as you are you are.
"baton rouge" Discussed on Today, Explained
"I live in east. Baton Rouge parish, right outside the city limits of Baton Rouge. And we live in the town, that would become Saint George. We're pretty satisfied with the schools and our daughters education at the schools. She's been one of the children chosen to be part of the gifted and talented program. The school is very diverse. You have students from all walks of life and all different types of backgrounds religious backgrounds. So she Nommik backgrounds racial backgrounds. We are a guess middle income Christian family were African American when I drop Donna off in the morning. I see kids speaking to their parents in Spanish,.
"baton rouge" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"And you know, I wanna talk to you just about you for second before we get into the real reason here because one of those things where like we've had this conversation on the phone a little bit the text in a little bit with other people with our friends, and the type of conversation that I normally have in real life, the van has with his friends, and we kind of have together. Let's have that on the podcast, you know, which would be kind of fun to talk about this Justice things while we're going to break down. I I'm Brad conversation, but let me introduce van a little bit. Then just where are you from? Anyway, from Baton Rouge Louisiana from Zana from down abound Rouge, Louisiana been in LA like I think thirteen years, right? When what brought you here, we had a little weather of it down and Lou. Easy. Remember that? Oh, yeah. I think brownie did a heck of a job. Yes. So. That will your family moved them. No. So for me I like when that was going on I was actually working on showdown. They're movie called the reaping. Okay. And I'm what were you doing on that was the stage manager? Okay. And so you had dreams of being in the movies movies that time they I am a writer, and so I that actually had a little bit to do with how I got out here. But van said that as in the way that every writer says that it's kind of an apology statement. That's laced with apology. But no matter what stage every writing is called the imposter Shen. Hey. I'm writer. What have you done nothing that? Let's. But yes, so I was the stage manager so they're no studios in Baton Rouge writer, so when you come down there, and you should movie I think they're building. Now when you come down moving Baton Rouge the studio space, so what we did was we took the WalMart on Perkins road or what they did. And they turned it into a stage. And so my job on this patriot. A movie was like it start very early aegis elbow movie roaring, Hilary swank in all of those guys. And I had to come in unlock the the stage born I at the coordinate, we're like, Jim. So the ball players in the NBA. I know it like unlock it, you know. And then it was so weird because so I would coordinate everything transportation said direction and all that stuff. Like that did also like do little breakdowns because they were built they those are the hubs for everyone that was working out of there. And then also there was an independent film. No, it was like this was Dr castle. Okay. Yeah. Is Joe Silverline came down. So so anyway, so then they started building centenarian shoot stuff inside there. And I remember I was so excited so excited aren't gonna magin Hilary swank walks in. I'm talking to her. You just got to talk to the screenwriters of the movie writing pages like as the movie was happening. And where they pretty cool. They see they were very cool. That's nice all of these people and the people who weren't cool, I won't talk. But but and I remember I told what are the guy's name was I'm Sarah Fram. She is. Big time big deal now. But she was she was production supervisor and not just not to discern can get air matches. I was like leave the air manage right here. She was like, okay. You don't have to do that. You know, just easier for me. I'll do besides jiving back out. I can just be right. You're gonna live. Yes. Onset. I'm gonna live on set with the live on the WalMart. There was like a there was a piggly-wiggly across the street. I just go get myself. And what happened was right? When I was like because I had to go by air mash, right when I was on air mashes. Do this is when they started to be like, yo you if you guys can get out of south, Louisiana, you should because this hurricane is going to be as bad as we think that it could possibly be how far in advance..
"baton rouge" Discussed on College Football Live
"NFL countdown hitting the road live from outside Manning's restaurant in New Orleans at ten A M eastern to set the table for showdown between two of the best offenses in the NFL is drew Brees. And the saints host the undefeated Rams with us on ESPN live in Louisiana all weekend long as we've got you covered to the big easy with Thomas game day Sunday NFL Cal. College football live here from Baton Rouge. Getting you set for Alabama to roll in and take on the LSU Tigers. But the big off the field headlines were coming out of Maryland. It's been quite the tumultuous week on Tuesday, the board of regents announce their recommendation to retain their head coach DJ Durkin and then after much public criticism president Wallace Loh acted against the board and fired head coach DJ Durkan. So let's recap the time line of events over the last few months. I DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave following the death of Jordan McNair in June after he suffered a heatstroke in team workout, though, an independent investigation found the school to be culpable. And McNair death, the border regions recommended the school reinstate Durkin yesterday. And that is until Wednesday when the school came to the decision to fire him so in twenty four hours, he went from being reinstated to being fired and to discuss the situation more we bring in Gino. And I kind of want to know what you think we've learned throughout this. Entire investigation to the decision that has come out about coach Durkin. This is going to be something that that crisis management classes study for years on how not to conduct an investigation not to. To decision that makes no sense to be tone deaf. Every step of the way, the chairman of the board of regents resigned the rest of the border regions should join. The kneecap the university's reputation the integrity of that university. And they were completely tone deaf to think that DJ Durkan could go back there and act as if nothing happened. So so to me what what was lost earlier in the week, Jordan McNair was found. Finally, we showed some respect to the death of the young man and knowledged that a terrible wrong had a little bit in one of the things you said really annoys me not what you said. But they didn't lead to this conclusion. They took months and months and months, and you can't be that dumb like you kit. How can you take that long to think that coach could ever come back under those circumstances ever, go out recruit young, man? Hey, I'm here to recruit Desmond into mere right? Player sitting someone's liberal. It was it was not my fault. It was trainers fall. Right. I mean, I just I don't understand how you could possibly take that long. And then make that decision it just everything about it was bad, and it and it's going to end up like it should have ended up. But I just don't understand why at that it's a public outcry and the governor saying something, and that's..
"baton rouge" Discussed on College Football Live
"Isn't it? Great. We could spread them out. You can't turn on your on your ESPN app Notre Dame northwestern that could determine a playoff. We already saw Texas. Go down there taking on West Virginia. There's a lot of big games in the slate. If we had to exclude LSU in Alabama. What would you say is the biggest game that has the highest implication and week ten? I don't know if it's the biggest game with the highest implications. But I think that Georgia Kentucky SEC is huge. And Georgia's coming off a big win against Florida going up to Lexington. I'm just curious if their mindset like do they really respect Kentucky to go up there really handle their business. They can't afford my opinion to start off slow 'cause Kentucky the team that they're trying to make a name themselves. I was early in the season. They beat Florida in. They play with a chip on this show too. So this could be a huge gaping Kentucky, if they really want to be respected in college football, especially nasty see and Georgia's coming off their best game, especially offensively Jake from really he looked great look like he did last year at times down the stretch. But I'll tell you what I really wanna see Michigan Penn State that I don't think it's that'll take the schedule set up great for Penn State because they've had a bunch of tests in a row and Bob before but everybody's starting to buy into Michigan in the last couple of years. A lot of people who've bought into some opportunities now to prove they got to say, hey this shape. Patterson offensively continued to have that heartbe continue to run the football. Because we know what they're gonna do. They always. Yeah. They gotta great opportunity Michigan. Hey, one loss teams. We're michigan. And we wanna stay at the front of the line. Do you think this is the biggest test that Michigan space since opening up against Notre Dame the season by do? Yes. Because just because go back to last year. I mean Michigan had a filthy defense. Penn State did what they wanted to do that running quarterback really throws into element of you can be more aggressive. But that quarterback pulls it and run it and trace McSorley got dang last week. But I think offense they can have a lot of success. Penn State's defense isn't something that really puts a lot of time. But it's really hard seriously. He's doing the high. Sorry analysis. This is okay. So let's say before back to Michigan and shape Patterson. He's only thrown three picks so far this season Dez, and as you mentioned just his legs being able to extend plays. How it's changed Michigan's offense. Or are you a believer in the wolverines offense? I tell you what you asked about the Penn State challenge. And I think that is going to be a challenge. But I don't think it's the greatest challenge if you look at what we get with his state right now. Yeah. I really don't know what we what we have with this team. I mean, those team that lost allow state in the game that they should one at home. And then they went on the road and lost to a beat up Michigan state team. And they almost lost last week to island in the put out that game games. I'm still not sure what we have with Penn State is this going to be Michigan's biggest test. So for Wisconsin was the big test. Michigan state is always a tough game up. These Lansing Notre Dame. Obviously, he's different bog that's two different complete different team. There was talking about, you know, play. So as as they go down the stretch you now we're starting to believe in Michigan. Is this their biggest test? I don't know if I could say that. 'cause I don't know we get with his state to be honest with you. All right. Well, either way every team that's playing in week ten is battling for a spot and the college football playoff. And we finally had a rankings reveal for the first time on Tuesday, which is great. Let's take a look at the college football playoff rankings. Brought to you by..
"baton rouge" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"And then for it to grow. Well, you could apply that same thing to the WNBA angle. Why after twenty two years is still happening? Well, WNBA franchises aren't as popular as what you have now with less MLS franchises are more valuable. They've grown the sport. We know it isn't the greatest soccer out there. But you start going to some of these games that are building a real thing here. And I don't know if the W. NBA? Unfortunately is building that same thing. So if you wanna fifty fifty split, I don't think you're gonna have a league. And I think the WNBA though is smart to get all the stuff out there. Because I think public sentiment is constantly Ben with them in the times that we have where people are more aware of diversity not just with race. But with gender in sports, you know, as I've mentioned on the top of this whole thing. How appalled I can be a time seeing what my female friends deal with also think that right now it's never really been better for women in at least my industry because of the opportunities that we're getting our our beyond anything that we've ever seen before. And that part should be celebrated and ESPN is a ton of credit for that. Because they have they've made it a priority. The last few years, and I know people probably like to make John skipper jobs left, and right, but the guy it mattered to him, and he put women seats that never happened never happened. For may not have happened had been for him NBA broadcasts and all sorts of broadcasts. You're like, man. And this is this is incredible. But back to the actual league itself. Like, it makes me sound like I'm some jerk by pointing these things out maybe to some people. But in reality like, I would wanna know the truth. So that's why dug into this thing. More and more. As far as the contracts for the G league guys. And I think one player tweeted out like can I go trial for the G league? You actually, you can you can go ahead trial for the red claws and that G league contract for the guy that doesn't want to go to college. That's really the NBA investing in a potential NBA guy down the road. So when WNBA players complain about rest making more or the twelfth man making more than them, and that we just want fifty fifty and we want what's fair. I don't know twenty eighties fair. I know what sounds fair because we have this kind of inherent thing. Where fifty fifty just sounds right all the time. But I wonder and they would never say this. But I wonder I don't I don't know. I don't know enough about the books and all that to say that. Hey. I know what the perfect split is. I know what's fair. But public sentiment is going to be behind the WNBA, and they're probably going to win back some chunk of this. I would think but here's the NBA. Would they think is doing the right thing? And having something I've sisters played high school basketball. You know, not that they were never going to be good enough to play like big time college or playing the WNBA, but. To think that it would never be like to not have a women's league. That's professional basketball league. That'd be terrible. So the NBA feels like they've done something for two decades. But yet then they have to read about how terrible the setup is. And they get trashed for it. And I wonder if there's ever a moment where they go. Hey, why don't we do this? How would we stop doing it then because some of these arguments are charity arguments? It's not about equality. It's it's I don't know if these like do people out there, do people think that the WNBA is actually making all this money in their hiding all if you think that's the case, then the opt-out has happened, and you can have ten twelve business people start their own women's league, professionally if there's all this hidden money than somebody else can go Star League, and you guys can crush it apparently make a ton of profit. And another point that was related to me that I felt was really smart. An interesting is that was some of the frustrations back, traveling all the stuff. And I'm sure that they'll be arguments to be made like even if it's a loss..
"baton rouge" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"And there was this guy who's either like Archer a sharp shooter in SPN magazine. Did this whole feature? I think they did it on him. I forget I read it. And the guy was like, yeah. You know post the Olympics all these facilities have been left to rot. And it was one of those other Olympic scams. All these countries seem to run where they they like anybody visits so Chee lately, you know, we keep we keep putting these these Olympics in places that try to fake it to host it as some sort of prideful thing. And then the economy's lifted ruins and no one keeps up any of these facilities. So this guy in this article was complaining that he dedicated his life to the Brazilian summer games. And now he had nothing to show for except for like a silver medal. And I was I kinda read it was like all right? The kinda sucks, but at the same time like would you think was going to happen? What did you like how did you think? The rest of your life was going to go in a sport that most people just don't don't care about whenever there's college football players that do that deal, you know, five or six years after they bounce from college. And it doesn't go the way they thought it was going to go right there four or five star. They go to college think they're going to be an NFL player first round pick all itself because all those dudes do and then you know, they transfer. They don't get to gree-. And then they go on real sports. And they talk about how jaded they are from by the whole thing. And it's it's the systems fault in the in the NCAA can be blamed for tons of stuff. You know, what they shouldn't be blamed for is you picking the right classes, you know, like at some point in college, you have to figure out, and I know everybody wants their hand held. But I screwed up. I picked the wrong classes, then I had a figure it out, you know, and I didn't have a team that cared. Whether or not I was eligible academically. I had to figure it out. I had to go. Hey, Ryan your approach right now is not working. It's the wrong approach. Smart up. And luckily, I, you know at the time when I never thought I was gonna graduate. I was able to do it. So I I look at some of these stories that everybody gets really sympathetic about. And oh, that's terrible. The poor Brazilian Archer. And you know, how could this happen the, okay? Well, what's the reality? What were the opportunities that are going to be for him or the reality? What's what's the reality of of somebody that goes to college and then wants to blame everybody else for not working out for him like who's really to blame there? And yeah, there's some things that can be fixed..
"baton rouge" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"It doesn't happen. Like that doesn't always happen. No, one the west tough peak happens think about the west in the Lakers are masked the can't guard anybody they arguably, you know, could lost that Dallas game almost blue. On Wednesday night. But Lakers have to make right? So Sacramento isn't good Phoenix is bad after opening win in eight actually looks good. So that's I think that's just a couple of weeks in you, go. Hey, this guy's going to be good. All right. We're you know, we're all right. And I know Booker sat out I think it was last night. And yeah, but but I still think that the west instead of each Conference East has had more than a handful. But usually the west had three or four teams new you could beat up on, you know, they might get you. If you have a weird travel thing, you guys all went out the night before back to back or something. But it's Dallas Sacramento Phoenix, you know, and everybody else's. I think competitive even though you know, I I don't love this Lakers roster. They can't be this bad. Right. Well, I mean of of those three teams that are struggling the rockets thunder in the Lakers. Like, I I mean, I'm not even counting them yet. 'cause there's no way the rockets or this bad. There's no one under this bad. There's no freaking way. I well. I think the rockets. On the least worried about I think the thunder would be the one. I would be the most worried about well Westbrook. Missed a couple of games that's fair. But still I miss them of this. No, that's cool. No, that's, but when you look at those standings, you go into these three teams it's supposed to replace three. These teams in the eight like, where's where's that going? So actually a good connection here on the Butler thing. And you know, you guys I try to be transparent honest on on all the stuff. I heard about the Butler sitting out the game thing yesterday. And then that was followed up with. Okay. Well, what's going on Houston still in play here in the first round picks from Houston? You know, there's not there's not a lot of love there. Because you just you don't love to do that. Because every now and then like when the Lakers did it for Steve Nash. And then down the road, you know, one of those picks an incredible. So you don't necessarily want to do that stuff. Where you're you're paying out first round picks that foreign the future if you're the rockets, but if you think there's a chance none of them are going to be that valuable then that might be Minnesota's hold up. And so I still wonder if Philadelphia just hearing rumblings Philadelphia would get hit back into this thing because. You know, Philly probably feels like we need to add something to screw the full thing isn't going to work, and we need to we need to add the guy that we thought, you know, they keep saying they thought they were getting LeBron, and they weren't and I can't emphasize enough when he doesn't show up to meet with you. It's probably a bad sign. Free agency. Like, no, no, we go. Sports. We almost got him. He didn't meet with you. Okay. So, you know, I don't I don't know if you know that you know, the weird thing about the Butler thing is is if Butler can we agree that like Butler? I I don't know. I don't know how hard I wanna be on him here. But this sucks like the way he's handled it sucks and all even read, you know, whether he does that thing where it's all calculated. He shows up to that practice. He goes nuts on everybody. And again, I even agree with some of the things that he said, and then he sits out the last game was soreness Jim Peterson who's on the broadcast started like laughing who's in by the way, Peterson's awesome..
"baton rouge" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"Now LSU's had a we run and this whole this whole rivalries been I was in Tuscaloosa the last time LSU even won this game. And that's what that ridiculous nine six game where I thought Bama played better than them. LSU hasn't won here since two thousand ten and I was that was that was a touchdown game. But L issues, and I rented a Gary Danielson on the flight here from Atlanta, and we were talking about he's like, what do you think? What do you think? And I think everybody feels like Alabama's so incredible. But weird things happen here. In even though there's been so many games of the last three that have been here where you go into thinking is gonna win. Well, Bama had to put together last second touchdown with AJ McCarron. They call his great screen against a blitz. Got down the field. LSU is winning that game. In two thousand fourteen when I was four years ago. I thought there was no way as you win that game that one ended up being an overtime game in other. So LSU's been tied or had lied and all these games. And that includes the ten nothing game that was boring as hell just two years ago. So on paper going in, and I think even walking around here a little bit, you know, something special would have to happen. And sometimes we're special stuff does happen here at night. And we'll see this whole to needs to get hit and keep running a lot of people like just being airports. If somebody says, hey, and then you know, what do you think? And they'll say I'm going to this game. I've had this happen. A handful of times the last week or so leading up to this. I just wanna see to get hit. And my thing is like I okay, he's going to get hit. Then what you know? Sometimes people try to point out something, that's that's not happening. As a reason where I why if it had or the reason he didn't get hit that much is that they're awesome. And then he doesn't have to play the entire game. And they're killing teams. So I don't. Don't think too is the kind of guy that if he gets hit twice in the first quarter that now all of a sudden Alabama's a completely different team. I do think there are plays like that like football players will tell you. And I think we've all watching football than other certain teams at certain personalities out there that they don't like it all the time, you know, some quarterbacks don't like to get hit. But the whole just hit to a problem solved. That's that's easier said than done, and even if you hit him like I've said throughout kids Simone, like what's he gonna do wanna quit not into this put in Jalen? Yeah. That's the other thing too is to where to get hit not play. Oh, the SEC offensive player of the year's freshman year. Who's only played into national championships back there? So. I I want a competitive game. And the other thing too. Is that Bama fans know this LSU fans hate, I don't hate. Bam. I don't. So even though I love this whole deal and coming down here and doing everything I don't hate bam in my LSU, friends hate that. I have like a Bama shirt at home. I don't I'm this wouldn't be rocking. You know? What I mean? Like just have because I have all this gear from all the years, and I've had a couple be like I'm gonna throw that away. Like, I don't want to have that shirt. I was like, yeah. Just I respect saving in Alabama too much. And they've actually been great to me whenever I've gone there too. So I don't I don't hate him in that way. But I just you know, I've been to all of these towns, and there's nothing like that Rouge. And I always say this to anybody grown up little kid if you're baseball fan the first time you saw the green monster Fenway park. You saw Wrigley. When you walked in green is this dominant color when Fenway. It's so impressionable when you're little kid. Same thing with the cubs. It feels like this museum. I'd even say Yankee Stadium for all the people that give it a hard time. I think the Bronx on Friday night when gang stadiums rocking and they're playing biggie..
"baton rouge" Discussed on WWL
"Here's newell. Tax recipient agencies in the bat greater Baton Rouge area or attacking the assessor there and making the allegation that there are under assessments of one of the largest tax payers in the area. The Exxon Mobil facility in north Baton Rouge one that's been there for almost a center a little over a century, actually, and and one of the largest tax providers in that area and in a huge employer in that area as well. And it looks like it's making its way through the courts as in order to determine what's going to happen. Sam Carlin with the advocate joins us. He has written a series of articles about the tug of war that goes on a Baton Rouge. Sam welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Newell. So say for the benefit of our listeners, if you could give us the backdrop of what the issue is in in what this tug of wars about sure. So we have a community organizing group up here called together Baton Rouge, which is scrutinized tax exemptions. Specifically through the industrial tax exemption program for a couple of years. Now, this is a little bit different. But it's kind of in the same vein, essentially, they didn't analysis of Exxon Mobil for about news facilities, and those are the refinery the Polyolefins plant chemicals plant and the plastics plant and in their analysis. They found that according to them three hundred and thirty eight million dollars were left off the tax rolls of its fair market value this year. So they brought that to the assessor and a letter and the assessor essentially did by his assessments and. You know, essentially said the assessments were correct. So what was found brek are park system is a willing partner in the to kind of bring this to the metro council, which is the next phase in the process, and they are attacks recipient agency. Correct. That's right. And that's kinda why they were the ones to bring this because they have standing to do. So. And so where are we now with the process, right? So now brek after the metro council upheld it breath had the option to appeal to the tax commission. Instead, they decided to drop it pretty abruptly and to get about regrouped and found the Louisiana association of educators, the essentially teachers organization out here to pick up the torch and file a lawsuit against Brian Wilson on this issue. And Brian Wilson's are assessor up here. So they are challenging the assessed value of the property as well as the tap industrial tax exemption that that for for renovations. And and the new growth that they've done on their facility already is that where we are. That's that's correct. So part of this issue this three hundred and thirty eight million dollars. We're talking about part of it has to do with a series of additions Exxon made last year and Exxon essentially applied for industrial tax exemptions for those additions. They made but haven't received them yet because they've been caught up in this wave of new rules being promulgated by the state so all year, we've been kinda waiting through this new set of rules on how to handle I tap, and they have only recently been approved. During the meantime, these exemptions haven't been approved by anyone but Brian Wilson in consultation. Louisiana economic development of state economic development group. Essentially directed Exxon not to declare those additions is taxable. And so what that did was leave those values off the tax rolls. In the meantime, and the thinking there goes, you know, if you get the exemption, then we'll be good. And if you don't get the exemption, we'll just go back and add that back onto the roles and no harm, no foul. So so what about in Ruth was saying, and what later breakfast saying was that's not proper, and you should put that property on the roles. In the meantime, because there is no exemption in place. And I think together Baton Rouge also believe the ultimate may not going to get those exemptions. Because locals now have a vote in this as part of a reform effort by governor John Bel Edwards a couple of years ago. So that's part of it. But that doesn't explain the whole three hundred and thirty eight million. There's still, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars of unexplained, you know, reduction that together Baton Rouge identified that ExxonMobil simply said, we're not going to specify our process for calculating fair market value because it's confidential, and it's proprietary and we don't want release that to our competitors. So that's kind of how I tough fits into this very convoluted. But I think that's kind of cuts to a more broadly debate dynamic we've had in Baton Rouge between groups like together Baton Rouge and critics of these exemptions and industry, which for decades has received I type exemptions, which were fairly generous. We had a series on this last December that ran on I top showing in billions of dollars each year being exempted off the roles in the return in terms of. Jobs wasn't always there. So I think this is kinda the latest iteration of that it's taken a slightly different shape. But we've seen generally we this before here Sam, you guys have done extensive coverage on this and really been all over it. One of the things that I find a little odd and curious now that in order to get this I- exemption, you go to the locals as you pointed out the law change, and it was really an outgrowth of some projects that were done under the Jindal administration that local tax bodies said that they had no input in and they're being asked to provide all kinds of services, and they're not getting any tax increases as a result thereof. So just to make this point clear, you're saying that that local the locals have not voted to to approve this exemption, and they went ahead and just left it off the tax rolls waiting for the locals to approve it. That's right. And in fact, the way it works. Now is the state board of congressman industry. I approve a nightcap exemption, then it goes to locals which includes the metro council in Baton Rouge sheriff and the school board in in this is actually several editions. They made I think there's five applications for I type because there's four properties, and there's a bunch of different editions they made to their properties last year. So it'll be a series of topic of options that were expected to come before the first state Puerto commerce and industry later this fall early winter, and then the locals, and and that's right. They have not been approved for the as yet to be clear LED up here in Baton Rouge. They say that is correct. They essentially advised Brian Wilson, and they say the advise other assessors to not have companies declared these taxable even if they haven't gotten them yet because they say it'll be too complicated to get the money back if they were to put it on the roles and local. Bodies were to tax that amount. Spend the money. In other words, they may not be able to get that exemption back unless they leave it off the roll. And that's precisely what together Baton Rouge was challenging does it seem odd. I mean as been any discussion about this retro going back. You know, they've already done a lot of these improvements. And it seems as though they kinda corner everybody when they say, you know, we've already done this. And we think that this applies as opposed to doing it on the front end. It seemed to me would be a much safer course of action. Is anyone discuss that? That's right. This is actually kind of a a again one of the larger threads in all of this. And you can contrast the these five applications they have from twenty seventeen editions to a new project. They say they'll bring if all the stars align for their Polyolefins plant, and it's a big half a billion dollar expansion up here. So they already got the. Approve from almost every local body for that one. And this is the kind of proactive type of incentive that together boundaries and other critics say they could be okay with it's it's the retroactive ones that critics have had a problem with in the thinking goes from the critics side that it's not an incentive if the project has already done and your sensually giving away free tax dollars. Exxon Mobil would argue that in order to stay competitive with their you know, facilities in both. Behmen Bo Beaumont and baytown rather that they need this type of tax help. Even if it comes later, and that they are only getting these after the fact because of this new rule promulgation, but you're right to point that out. I mean, it's been a major point of contention all of this as well. So they're looking at another six to eight months before they're able to get this resolved. And I understand that the Louisiana tax commission issued a ruling the other day on assessor Wilson saying that he had under assess the number of properties in the greater Baton Rouge area. That's right. The boundaries business report out here did a big cover story month or two ago about essentially this issue, I think is more focused on commercial properties like retail centers. But he was essentially the same type of deal where they identified several major multimillion dollar retail centers and mauled out here that were essentially systemically under assessed. And so Brian Wilson is a lot of pushback from that year. Right tax commission has you know, essentially corroborated much of what that story said and send it back to the assessor to look at. What's interesting is this is essentially the first time we've seen someone challenge and industrial property. We have seen this with residential. You see it every year when you see it with. These other commercial properties. But this is kind of the first time we've seen industrial property of the scale and one of the interesting things is the amount. I I wrote a story the other day. Just showed the amount of pushback that brek dot our park agency out here when it did bring this challenge. There was a foundation member who is an executive at Turner industries resigned in protest. There is a communications firm drafted a pretty nasty letter to the editor that they were Exxon was floating around. There was you know, the chamber was pushing back. I mean, they they they've received pretty swift and strong push back on all of this. So I was I was struck by the grow Louisiana coalition Lawrence. Scott letter were talked about, you know, all of the taxes that are being paid employment into this into that as though they should be given special consideration because they're paying what they're legally obligated to pay. And it seems to me that there's a line of thinking, and I don't know if you've heard any of this that they're very well could be an adequate tax base out there. We just don't collect it. That's right. And I think critics to together on route for instance, they'll say, they're okay with incentive programs, like if we were to bring them in line with other places in the country. Their argument is our program is so above and beyond generous that were essentially throwing away money industry groups, obviously have a different take on this. They think we need these type of exemptions to compete with places like, Texas, which they argue are also giving them, but, but this is, you know, played out pretty publicly here in Baton Rouge over the past two years is we've debated. I tapped is what value these exemptions bring to our community here, what level of scrutiny we should give them. And I think like the critics I think they have a point in. You know, the generosity this program as I mentioned our we had a series done by an investigative reporter Rebecca Allen last winter. I don't mean to be rude. I went over Tom, and I didn't even realize it because I really think this is an important subject. And let me just say we really look forward to y'all's continuing coverage of this because you've really provided a lot of information around this issue. Thank you. Appreciate it. All righty Sam Carlin writer for the advocate. We'll be right back after the break. 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"baton rouge" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"The cops didn't do anything wrong at the gas station remember that he was selling illegal cd's and he pulled a gun out and threatened a panhandler and then he had a gun on him and he resisted arrest was in those in baton rouge right exec chris chris ever call that was at the gas station i think in baton rouge so that guy he did not use he did not show sophistication he was ignorant what these men are saying is that he was he was ignorant the antecedents of them and he did not act like he had class he resisted arrest and he had a weapon on that's why died the landau castille i did not use sophistication and act like he had class and that led to him getting shot so comply comply when i'm pulled over and i was pulled over recently i'm almost always almost every time i'm in a car and anywhere i have a weapon on me my concealed weapon and what i do is i have those hands up on the top of the steering wheel and i have my wallet in one on one side of my back pocket and i have my gun on the other side of my you know my person so that i'm not even reaching on the same side these are basics and these are ways to stay alive i might even during the time i'm pulling over i might even pull my wallet and put it on the dashboard but what i do is i asked the police officer tell them before they even get in depth with me i say couldn't concealed carry a weapon and i have a a licensed to carry license these guys follow the orders of the cops and look what happens look what happens when you're a black man arrested some say for you know for unrighteous reasons look what happens when you're a black man in america and you're arrested for something you didn't do what happens when you comply as a black man in america when you obey the guys have the charges were the da refused to prosecute the police released them within several hours it was late at night and now they are heroes to most of america or victims to most of america you know why because they come why it's that simple because they complied you have very few people that are against them.
"baton rouge" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Yes making your own in baton rouge it was football simple simple his life is less football is less football guess what i tell people all the time i just spoke to search cub as go you show me your crowd i will show you your future yeah man just the tim plate no football just the name getting ground like that these guys he hanging out with their their studios that they don't have to get up they don't have time they don't have no discipline when it comes to athleticism right right to different dish a totally different discipline and when you see this what dale is still himself yeah i'm first of all i'm not just going to call them out i'm going to call him a lot of people call them out disappointed i i don't know dunno what i'm disappointed in is we had an agreement as men and the difference of me and everybody is i don't need nothing or won't method from you but when you tell me you won't mean your life to help you when you tell me that we will be accountable with renowned bob was sharing scripts and it just didn't work and yeah you wonder why things around you starts to happen while i will say this i've been told that people were interested in the more homework they did too much the less inclined they were to make an awfully mark ray lewis good seen him man who said momentum.
"baton rouge" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"In baton rouge louisiana police say the slayings of two men in baton rouge were likely racially motivated instead yesterday they have a suspect 23 old white man in custody the suspect kenneth gleason was being held on drug charges 30s did not yet have enough evidence to charged with murder according to baton rouge sergeant l gene mcneeley mcneilly said shell casings from the shootings linked the twos lang's and a car belonging to gleason fit the description of the vehicle police were looking for you said authorities had collected other evidence but wouldn't say what it was the police also said there's a strong possibility it is ratio elite motivated he said in both shootings the suspect fired from his car than walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired at them again multiple times he added that police haven't found any relationship between the suspect in the killings and the victims the shootings happened about five miles away from each other the first occurred tuesday night when fifty nine your rolled bruce cowfield who was home with was shot to death the second avenue friday night when forty nine year old donald smart was gunned down while walking to work at a cafe popular with the louisiana state university students smart aunt mary smart said she still dealing with the shock of her nephew's death and could not understand what happened smart had a son and two daughters it wasn't immediately clear if leeson had an attorney or when his first court appearance would be no one answered the door at his house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly wrench dow homes with woke lawns located ten miles from the site of the shooting neighbor nancy reynolds said he looked like a cleaning cut american kid she said it was hard to believe this sort of thing still happening in our neighbourhood east baton rouge district attorney hiller morph said a judge could issue a ruling on upon per gleason this morning more wouldn't comment on what led investigators to him he said right now it is an open active investigation we have no further comments detectives searched gleason home yesterday and found less than a gram of meriva wanna and vows of human growth hormone in his room according to the police documents after gleason was read his mirenda right he claimed ownership to the drugs and was arrested louisiana's capital city of.
"baton rouge" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"In baton rouge louisiana police say that the slayings of two men in baton rouge were likely racially motivated instead yesterday they have a suspect 23 old white man in custody the suspect kenneth gleason was being held on drug charges 30s did not yet have enough evidence to charge him with murder according to baton rouge sergeants l gene mcneeley speak daily said shell casings from the shootings linked the twos lang's and a car belonging to gleason fits the description of the vehicle police were looking for you said authorities had collected other evidence but wouldn't say what it was the police also said there's a strong possibility it is race healy motivated he said in both shootings the suspect fired from his car than walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired at them again multiple times he added that police haven't found any relationship between the suspect in the killings and the victims the shootings happened about five miles away from each other the first occurred tuesday night when fifty nine you're old brusco whose home was were shot to death the second half in friday night when forty nine year old donald smart was gunned down while walking to work at a cafe popular with the louisiana state university students smart's aunt mary smart said she still dealing with the shock of her nephew's death and could not understand what happened smart had a son and two daughters it wasn't immediately clear if leeson had an attorney or when his first court appearance would be no one answered the door at his house on a quite neighborhood of mostly french dow homes with wolf kept lawns located ten miles from the sites of the shooting neighbor nancy reynolds said he looked like a clean cuts american kids she said it was hard to believe this sort of thing is still happening in our neighbourhood these baton rouge district attorney killer morph said a judge could issue a ruling on upon for gleason this morning more wouldn't comment on what led investigators to him he said right now it is an open active investigation we have no further comments detectives searched police since home yesterday and found less than a grandma murphy rwanda and vials of human growth hormone in his room according to the police documents after gleason was read his miranda writes he claimed ownership to the.