21 Burst results for "Brad Lander"
"brad lander" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Instead of having it in that kind of model that mitchell lama a co-op that really provides permanent affordability And functions base for a broader set of people to thrive and succeed. You can't do that with everything but we've got an awful lot of models Where that works. And i think this would be a good moment to to lean into doing more of it so i need to ask you about a nickname when i was growing up. My nickname was jarrett. The parrot i think it was because it rhymed and also because i was something of a teacher's pet the nickname that is occasionally used for you on social media and also wariness not particularly friendly. Is brad pander. Tell me why you think people call you that. And what do they not understand about your vision and what you've tried to do That leads them to think that. It's pander well that's a. that's a good question. i wonder about it sometimes myself. I'll tell you one of the unusual things people don't know about me is in pre kobe. Times i do. kickboxing and they're my instructors. Nickname for me is b rad Which i don't expect will catch on. But i'm gonna try to get my trolls to use in the future. I'm i guess. All i'd say is i respect people who disagree with the politics i have. It's a great thing about democracy that people have different set of spots about how we should achieve these goals. And you know. I work with a lot of people who republicans are more conservative. Democrats represent A big ultra-orthodox community. And i've got friends there who really have very very different viewpoint than high do. I don't think that knows me. Honestly things i'm not Speaking from the heart. And saying pretty straightforwardly what i think Not of what. I've said to you here. I really none of what i've done in office. Is you know with some goal of pandering or winning people over you know. I started my career twenty five years ago working at the fifth avenue committee as an affordable housing developer as a community. Or is they're creating jobs working on criminal justice reform And i've been doing pretty much. The same set of work with a lot of the same allies over twenty five years. So i respect people who disagree. I think it really takes the city of diverse perspectives. To make new york. City thrive But i promise that. I say what i believe. Tried to work with people. Honestly approach people In good faith and and try to get the work done together. So last question for cosmic brad lander. If you win this race you will be inaugurated alongside a brand new mayor and that mayor will be facing potentially a very very challenging situation..
"brad lander" Discussed on 710 WOR
"We've got 53 degrees agree. Flunk an afternoon. I'm Jeff McKinney, New Jersey Governor, Murphy says the number of people allowed an indoor gatherings has been reduced is now down to 10 outdoors. The number has dropped to 150, Murphy notes. This falls in line with the same restriction and acted by New York outdoor gatherings. No more than 150 indoors. No more than 10. Indoor gatherings and homes are particularly dangerous places, and the smaller the gathering is the less likely it is. That someone is infected. There are some exceptions like weddings, memorials and other religious events is while his political demonstrations and sports except for crowds above 100, you have to wear masks when not socially distancing. James for been W. O R knows a New York City schools are remaining open. For now, the schools will go to all remote learning at the city positivity rate reaches 3% DiBlasio says That positivity rate stands today at 2.77% Today, New York City schools are open tomorrow they will be open as well. We've got a fight ahead to keep them open. But I'm not giving up and you shouldn't give up either. Every day that we can keep our schools open is a blessing for our Children and our families. There is some or very good vaccine news emerging today, this time from modern a dirty said it's Corona virus vaccine could be up to 94.5% effective the second vaccine after five sirs with efficacy above 90%. Both vaccines used M R N a technology which tricks the body into protecting itself from covert 19. During his doctor Steven Hogue said. The difference is distribution vaccine appears to be able to be distributed in much more traditional infrastructure, so traditional refrigerators and freezers visors vaccine must be kept far colder and requires special equipment. Aaron Carter SKI ABC News New York Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says today expects enough doses of the five star and Madonna drugs to vaccinate about 20 million Americans before the end of the year. York City Councilman Brad Lander doesn't want NYPD officers making routine traffic Stop Lander points to data showing NYPD Traffic enforcement is doing little to achieve safer streets. And, he adds, There's racial profiling Black Americans are twice as likely to get pulled over by police is white drivers. Too often, those routine traffic stops lied to police Violence. Landers proposal calls for cameras and the Department of Transportation to handle enforcement except in dangerous situations. Here. De Blasio. He wants to look at expanding the D O T is role. But I'd be careful the front end of this equation not to miss the important role that the NYPD has to play. I'm Scott Pringle..
"brad lander" Discussed on What's The [DATA] Point?
"Eighty two hundred, the number of new housing units that could potentially be created by proposed of Ghana's a neighborhood built around the Guana canal in Brooklyn. The Department of city planning recently announced, it will resume community engagement around the proposal with the aim of kicking off the official land use process known as you. Euler, in January, can this get done before Mayor de Blasio leaves office or will it suffer a similar fate to Industry City Council member Brad Lander joins us to discuss this rezoning and warm. Welcome to what's the data points from citizens budget. Commission and got them. Is it I'm Ben Max from Gotham Gazette Maria Dulas from CBC and Maria said, we're very happy to be joined by.
"brad lander" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Joe Biden has wrapped up the Democratic convention accepting the party nomination for president, saying he's proud to carry the Democratic banner into the general election. A speech that was a mix of sobering and hopeful Joe Biden said the nation is in need of change amid the pandemic, economic crisis and racial injustice issues. You know, American history tells us And I spent on our darkest moments. We made our greatest progress after his speech, fightin was met by his wife, Jill and Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug, for a celebration of fireworks over the city. Alex Stone. ABC NEWS, Wilmington, Delaware. President Trump says the rest of his former adviser, Steve Bannon is sad. Trump says he wasn't involved in the build the wall fundraiser We're Bannon allegedly defrauded. Don't know nothing about the project other than I didn't like When I read about it. I didn't like it. I said this is for government. This isn't for private people. And it sounded to me like showboating, and I think I let my opinion be very strongly stated at the time. I didn't like it was showboating and maybe looking for funds. Marita Blashill, moving ahead with plans to have kids returned to the classroom in New York City next month. But Younkers says they're going to begin the school year with all remote learners joins the growing list of schools going all virtual for the start of the school year and plans to switch to blended learning October 5th with kids in class two days a week. City Councilman Brad Lander, meanwhile, has suggested moving school outside if not for classes, at least for lunch. When kids have to take off their math and list Stockton. Rosie needs more news. Some way service could be cut because of a vandalism spree over the last couple of months. 39 windows were smashed on the seven.
"brad lander" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"And at least as it currently plays out, we play it with with pretty weekend. So? We're talking with Kuzma Brad Lander if you want to weigh in with a question, a quick question for him or second guessed, please call two, one, two, two, zero, nine, two, eight, seven, seven, a customer speaking of kind of the separation of powers, issues is an interesting argument playing out now, which is that public advocates you honey Williams says that under the charter he has the authority, or his signature is required on the warrants that allow the city to collect property taxes on which of course the whole budget hinges and he says that if he doesn't. Provide, those signatures, the seat is half that authority, and that he is going to withhold. The signature is based on his opposition like yours to the budget was passed. Do you think that the public advocate is on firm legal ground there potential future comptroller of the city is, is he right? Well let me answer I like what he's doing. I. Don't I honestly have not had the time to look into the legal questions about the public advocates power in this regard we up till two in the morning voting the budget last night and so I. Think I'm going to let the lawyers adjudicate the question. Is He right in this power? And obviously that's an extremely important power, and yes I'm running for controller and controller. Advocate has a primary responsibility of fiscal stewardship for the city's You know tax revenue, collection and bonds inability to pay its debt, so the comptroller is supposed to look at these questions differently from the public advocate I love that he looked at it with the question of I believe we are in a time of fundamental reckoning with systemic racism in policing and that we are not waking up enough to what's required to do something about that and that it's almost like he brought. Brought the tools of disruptive nonviolent civil disobedience into the public advocates office, and said what is like a nonviolent disruptive action that Says No. We're not going to do business as usual without waking up to what the moment requires here so i. think it's Great. The two things he put on the table. are very concrete and very reasonable, right? A hiring freeze at the PD is worth noting that he did not say in that thing. It has to be a billion dollars, he said. Hiring freeze, which is what we're doing everywhere else and a just transition framework for moving some functions in a serious and thoughtful way, and those are are pretty low bar there reasonable things that did not get moved to use this disruptive power I mean I think it's the public advocate, saying my job is to advocate where I see a real fundamental inequity issue, and we just walked through so many days where we lacked the realities of that the SIS say systemic racism we mean is if the system keeps operating as normal. It'll keep reimplementing racism every day and here's the thing. I'm going to disrupt that so i. I don't know whether he has the power or not. Well. I mean weren't those couple of things. Really part of the discussion for quite a while and things that the council should have really been pushing on I mean. Yeah I mean to to sort of make this threat. The day of the budget when the city council had already made a deal with the mayor seems. A little strange. To me and I'm not sure about the..
"brad lander" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Get into the NYPD piece of it, and you know the reasons behind your no vote along with several other. Council members who sort of from from similar perspective voted no on the budget, the broader strokes of the of the fiscal impact this budget in fiscal picture. What do you make of the deal? That was struck here? you know I think it's worth. It is absolutely worth stepping back. You know, and and it's hard to you know the before times before the Cova crisis are so hard for like all of us to remember you know. The city was really sailing along, and you could debate. How do we put enough in reserves where we doing enough to get our capital projects in order? Well, you know was the balanced right there. Obviously programs like thrive that you needed to be rebooted, but. You know all of that has changed so dramatically. The economic crisis in the wake of Cova it opens up this nine billion dollar revenue shortfall is devastating and that whatever your position on defunding the NYPD, whatever your position on short term long term borrowing or the capital programmer the basements program. It's devastating devastating. We've got you know. Millions of New Yorkers who are getting emergency food because they don't have enough resources to put food on the table. There's unemployment insurance coming from Washington, but it doesn't go to immigrant families. It might just be about to run out so. It's July first. Who can't pay the rent this month and you know again you can have a political debate about. Should it be cancel rent or should it be Washington provides red released, but that doesn't help you know all those tenants this month. Who can't pay the rent so like that is devastating and I don't think we're sitting in it enough. It's such a fast moving time, and it's like a trauma. It's like like when you first get hit you you sometimes of still too stunned to see how badly damaged you are, and I think we're in a little bit of space suspended animation right now, but devastating things are are happening, and of course that hits the city. In all the ways because we wanna be able to be doing more. and we don't have the resources to do it, and so in fact, we have to cut when we want to increase and like. That's the big picture on this budget. It's devastating because even though there was some good restorations, that council was able to make it cuts. billions of dollars from from things we need from you know resources in our schools to emergency food. Two Summer Youth Programs to Capitol for affordable housing to our parks, and on and on and on ultimately the cuts were fairly modest, because the city's dipping in a significant way to reserves..
City Council Takes Up Reckless Driver Bill
"Also at city hall the New York City Council approving a bill that goes after reckless drivers this is a three year pilot program and it forces drivers with at least fifteen speed camera tickets are five red light camera violations in a one year period the take a safety seminar Rachel Jones is with families for safe streets we're not taking those reckless reckless drivers to the guillotine all we're asking me to do is to take a ninety minute safety course if they don't take the course for councilman Brad landers says the vehicles at risk of being impounded because you cannot continue to operate your car like a weapon aimed at your neighbors the legislation aimed at cutting down on pedestrian involve
Activists And Elected Officials Rally For Safer Streets After 10-Year-Old Is Struck And Killed In Brooklyn
"Local lawmakers are calling for stronger traffic safety legislation after a ten year old was killed when he was struck by a car earlier this week in Seoul for regio was fatally hit by an S. U. V. at a Brooklyn bus stop on Tuesday city councilman Brad landers has New York needs to target drivers with large numbers of traffic violations in order to prevent further
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Does call for a military uprising to oust longtime leader nNcholas Maduro Maria Bello was born and raised in Venezuela and a gathering of the Venezuelan consulate yesterday. She said many, friends and family back home taken to the streets. But it says a horrible because like a violent response from Florida wouldn't be as her price because that's that's exactly how he's people also rallied in union square yesterday, the US and dozens of other nations recognize quite oh as the interim president of Venezuela. Meanwhile, Madero is refusing to step down from office. Anti-semitic assaults are surging. According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. WNYC's Matt Katz reports of the three hundred and forty antisemitic incidents in New York last year seventeen were salts orthodox Jews in Brooklyn where the primary targets. There's also a spike in anti semitic. Flyers by white supremacist groups in New Jersey, upstate New York. I've Bernstein is the New York and New Jersey regional director successful in helping to lone wolf individual become more and more activated deadly lone-wolf attacks against Jews occurred, six months ago at a Pittsburgh synagogue and again last weekend near San Diego. Nationally, fifty nine people were victims of anti-semitic assaults last year up from twenty one year before some New York City, council members say sexual harassment and assault and public schools has become a crisis. Helen rosenthal. Chairs the council's committee on women and gender. She says the education department doesn't have the staffing or policies in place to address it their best dancer was we put up posters at schools. Are. We pass out brochures. Some staff are trained there were thirty four hundred reported sexual assaults in city schools last year and after going from startups to behemoths in less than a decade. Uber lifts or essentially enacting a hiring freeze in New York City. WNYC shumita Basu has more. Uber in lifts say, they're not accepting any new drivers until existing ones. Leave the industry both felt compelled to hit pause because of the new wage regulations. That now require at base drivers to make at least seventeen dollars and twenty two cents an hour. Brooklyn councilmember Brad Lander who introduced the wage Bill says he expected it to play out this way gave them the incentive to make sure they've got the right number drivers out for the right there are so that customers gifted service and drivers and earn wage. New York is the first city in the country to adopt a minimum pay for at base drivers. Forty percent chance of some light rain later on this morning. Otherwise cloudy today with the near steady temperature around fifty two degrees. Fifty three degrees overcast right now in New York. It's seven seven.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Gatien is underway by the department of homeland security for NPR news. I'm Monica in Paso and authorities in New Mexico say one of those children who died an eight-year-old watermelon boy while in custody of the US customs and border protection had the flu. The New Mexico office of the medical investi investigator says the autopsy was performed but that more tests are needed to determine the cause of death Philippi Gomez Alonzo died at a New Mexico hospital after suffering a fever vomiting and a cough used the second immigrant child in US custody who died in the past month. Both deaths are under investigation in the days. After President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Turkey threatened military action against the Kurdish. Authorities in Syria that have been the US ally in the fight against ISIS. They're Turkey says the Kurdish are aligned to a terrorist, militia and fears Ruth Sherlock reports. Kurdish officials now say they have struck a deal with the Syrian regime to try to prevent a Turkish attack Kurdish. Officials have scrambled to find a new ally that can help protect the parts of northeastern Syria. They now control tacky has moved troops to the Syrian border and has vowed a military offensive beginning with manage a town on the edge of the Kurdish held area. Kurdish officials have struck a deal with the Syrian government inviting the Syrian military to take over ma'am bitch and face the Turkish forces the Syrian army says in a statement that has moved soldiers intimate and has raised the Syrian government flag. There Reese Sherlock NPR, news, northeastern Syria, as the partial government shutdown marks seventh day, hundreds of thousands of federal government workers are either not working or working without pay. And it doesn't look like the shutdown will be over anytime soon as President Trump and democratic lawmakers continue to fight over funding for a border wall. The shutdown has many historic sites closed and the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC says it and the national zoo, we'll have to close on January second until its budget is restored. You're listening. NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's eight four forty six degrees. Rain fog and mist right now in New York City in a rainy Friday coming up, but mild highs near fifty seven degrees. Con Ed now says a massive electrical malfunction at the story of facility caused the bright blue light in the sky last night. The energy company says equipment twenty feet in the air did not shut down as expected instead. Allowing one hundred thirty eight thousand volts to hit the ground. Con Ed spokesperson Bob McGee compared the incident to a lightning strike when you have that much energy when you have that much electricity. That's essentially the the effect of what what you wind up seeing visually initially. It was reported as a transformer explosion McGee. Now says no transformers were affected, and there was no fire. No one was injured caused the functional is still under investigation. FBI statistics suggest that police across the country are closing rate cases at the lowest rate in decades. And advocates say that could partly be due to how officers treat survivors. New York City alone has seen a twenty five percent surge in reported rape. Since twenty seventeen Josie Torricelli of the New York alliance against sexual assault. Says police investigating these cases need more resources like better training to work with victims in a sensitive way. We've really addressed some of the victim blaming attitudes. That we've seen since the nineteen sixties and onward, and we've made great strides, but we still have such a far way to go. Police nationwide cleared thirty two percent of rape investigations last year. New York City pharmacies will no longer be able to sell tobacco products in the new year. The major policy goes into effect on January first the law was part of a package of bills meant to cut tobacco use. But with the rise of e cigarettes, lawmakers say the city still has a lot of work to do city council member Brad Lander. I'm proud of the steps we're taking I really think they will get people to quit and save lives. But if we had hoped we would be near the end of this. Problem. We're only in the middle of solving. The health department says tobacco use leads to an estimated twelve thousand deaths in the five boroughs.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Instagram users got a surprise earlier today when the social media platform briefly changed its presentation in a major way NPR's jasmine guards reports that some Instagram users reacted with anger and disbelief in the Instagram app. Users have always scroll down looking vertically at one picture after another. But for a few minutes in the morning, Instagram tested out, a new format in which users would swipe horizontally. To see people's photographs and videos one affected user tweeted. Why Instagram why Instagram head Adam Maseri quickly apologized saying it was only a test? They've been rumblings that Instagram wants to make changes to its appearance, but given the very negative reactions it received it might put the decision off jasmine guard NPR news New York answer the final numbers of the day on Wall Street at the close the Dow up to sixty at twenty three thousand one thirty eight this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson starting in twenty nineteen residents of New York City will no longer be able to buy tobacco products at pharmacies that legislation was passed in two thousand seventeen as part of a larger push to limit tobacco. Use in the city council member Brad Lander who represents cobble hill Ghana's and Kensington introduced the Bill he says prohibiting tobacco products and pharmacies seemed like an obvious step. If got these stores that market them. So. Dell's as improving people's health and they're making all this money on selling poison. The city's health department says tobacco use leads to an estimated twelve thousand deaths every year pharmacies in doors for the pharmacy section will be subject to the law starting on January first some teens and young adults in Brooklyn are now and allowed to read in court as they wait for their cases to be called. The change was made at Brooklyn's Atta lessons and young adult of diversion court after defense attorney with the legal aid society took up the case Norma says she's been pushing the court to revise its rules against books for years to make the wait time more bearable for her clients. It's crowded there's a lot of kids in that population and pool, and they're all sitting in a courtroom, and you can only imagine how frustrating it is to just be sitting there amount says penguin Random House has helped provide hundreds of books for the Brooklyn courtroom, including works by Tallahassee coats, and Jay z. She hopes that other courts will soon take up the initiative as well. New York is cracking down on dangerous driving over New Year's Eve governor Andrew Cuomo says state police will be boosting patrols and checkpoints through Tuesday January. First officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol as well as distracted drivers. And passengers were not using their seatbelts. The enforcement effort is part of the national drive sober or get pulled over campaign. The forecast here for the rest of tonight rain is likely but probably starting after four AM tonight. Otherwise, we'll have increasing clouds this evening in temporizing to about forty three tomorrow Friday rain through the day with a high near fifty six by tomorrow night rain early on as you start to blow away overnight though, some patchy fog tomorrow night with a low about forty eight degrees. And then my Saturday should just be sunny. The temperature falling to about forty eight degrees. It'll be breezy on Saturday as well..
President Trump, President And President Putin discussed on All Things Considered
"With the president of China this weekend. Both are locked in a multi-billion dollar trade war. Civil rights leaders say the indictment of four Saint Louis metropolitan police officers reveals a troubling mindset. Inside the department Saint Louis public radio's Rachel Lipman reports. The officers are facing federal charges for their roles in the assault of an undercover officer during a two thousand seventeen protests. The charges include excessive force obstruction of Justice and lying to a grand jury four officers have been suspended without pay the undercover detective was among hundreds of people arrested at downtown Saint Louis in September of last year. It was the third day of protests after a white for a police officer was acquitted of shooting and killing a black, man. That's Rachel Lipman reporting. This is NPR and I'm Jimmy Floyd for WNYC. Some New York City council. Members are introducing a Bill to make the government bidding process with corporations more transparent. The new law would prohibit officials from signing nondisclosure agreements with companies as happened in the Amazon deal councilmember Brad Lander says he feels that level of secrecy should not happen again. If the law had been in place, the city would have had to say we can't sign a non disco. Agreement. So there's two choices. We can make a bid, but it has to be public and people would be able to see it. The Bill is cosponsored by council members Monty Williams and Jimmy van Bremer atop regional Federal Housing administrator is calling for the arrest of three Niger officials after a report found they regularly lied about elevator. Inspections. Lynn Pat overseas region, two of the department of housing and urban development, which includes New York and New Jersey yesterday. She tweeted that the Niger employees should be jailed after they were charged with dozens of felony counts. For falsifying inspection reports. Daily news reporter, Greg Smith says Patten has little authority to pursue the case herself. She has almost nothing to do with this. I guess it's well intention that she does ask a question that is important. And that is did anybody higher up the ladder condone this behavior that isn't really important question. That's the most important question. Smith says the case will be handled by. The district attorney, and Shirley Chisholm story is coming to the big screen and Oscar winning actress viola Davis is bringing it to life. Davis is set to produce and star in a new film about Chisholm for Amazon studios called the fighting, Shirley Chisholm Chisholm, the first black woman ever elected to congress represented New York's twelfth district in the house of representatives from nineteen sixty nine to nine thousand nine hundred eighty three. She was also the first woman to seek the democratic party's presidential nomination in nineteen seventy-two Chisholm died in two thousand five at age eighty and we'll have a retrospective later on all things considered tonight. We've got a twenty percent chance of light rain, otherwise cloudy with a low around thirty four degrees. Currently forty two degrees and cloudy at four oh, six support for NPR comes from farmers insurance committed to helping people understand the ins and outs have insurance. So they can prepare for lives ups and downs. Coverage op. Options and more information can be found at farmers dot com. This is all things considered for men. PR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Audie Cornish all is run. President Trump's first day the twenty summit in Argentina. He's working his way through a series of meetings. There Trump's visit comes on the heels of a big development and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation a guilty plea by his former attorney Michael Cohen, and what it revealed about Trump's efforts to land a business deal with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign NPR White House correspondent tamra Keith is traveling with the president and joins us now from when his IRAs their town. Hey, ATI sometimes when a president goes overseas. The White House is trying to leave all the domestic troubles behind is that the case this time, the answer would seem to be no. And and the reason I say that is that President Trump was supposed to have a meeting here with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he abruptly cancelled that on the way to Argentina via tweet saying it was because of Russian aggression against Ukraine, but then this afternoon there were. Reports of a possibly an informal meeting happening between Trump and Putin. Those reports were being pushed from Russia and the White House put out a sort of an odd statement referring to the Mueller investigation. Sarah Sanders sent this along she said the Russian witch-hunt hoax, which is hopefully now nearing an end is doing very well. Unfortunately, it probably does undermine our relationship with Russia, which was not entirely the answer to the question that we were asking another way that we know that the president's thinking about it is that he's been tweeting about it from here in Argentina a little while ago. Reporter's got to ask the president questions, and and one of the questions was about why he cancelled his meeting with Putin. He insisted it was because of Ukraine, hopefully, they'll be able to settle it out. Flowers amazing with president. The basis of what took place. With respect to the ships, sailors that was the. In the meantime, what else has been going on at the g twenty one big thing that happened today was before the g twenty started a signing ceremony at the president's hotel with the leaders of Canada and Mexico signing the US MCA that is the trade deal that will replace NAFTA. One interesting note is that during remarks, President Trump and president Pineyro of Mexico. It was his last day on the job both referred to it as the US MCA, which is the preferred title that President Trump likes, but prime minister Trudeau kept calling it new NAFTA, even though President Trump does not like the term NAFTA at all. But you know, this is a notable moment because this is a step in the process of President Trump, keeping a campaign promise that said congress and legislatures in Mexico and Canada still need to sign off on this on another subject. The Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is there. He's of course, been under scrutiny since the killing of journalist Jamal kashogi has he actually interacted with President Trump yet. So a White House official says that they just exchanged pleasantries that there was no discussion. This comes in pretty big contrast with a video that's been circulating of Russian President Putin, and m Bs exchanging sort of an intricate high five that looked very celebratory the president is under some scrutiny about this because he has questioned the CIA assessment that NBS ordered the killing of Jamal kashogi. That's NPR's tamra Keith tamra. Thank you. You're welcome. And we're going to start right there with the g twenty talks in Argentina for our regular week in politics chat. We also need to take stock of another wild week in the Russia investigation. David Brooks of the New York Times is here in the studio as he often has on Friday, David with you and Susan Glasser. The New Yorker, welcome to you. Thanks so much. So President Trump signed this new NAFTA deal today, except as we just heard we're not supposed to call it NAFTA anymore. That's controversial. We are referring to the United States Mexico Canada agreement the US MCA, Scott, I'm tempted to call it also maybe prospects for a trade deal or some sort of agreement with China that may be coming together down at the g twenty Susan. Let me start with you does this count as progress in a year where we have spent a lot more time talking about trade wars than trade deals. Well, look, I think President Trump made a decision to sort of pull back from the brink and to declare victory with the reincarnated NAFTA. Whatever you wanna call it, most experts, and I'm not one on this subject. Do believe that it essentially is a reincarnated NAFTA that it builds on the foundation substantially of the original went and by the way, it's not attend deal. I should point out that there's going to be a real political fight. I think. Up here in Washington on Capitol Hill over approving this. So it's not over. Although President Trump was was taking it as a victory lap. Today was also strengthened by government coming in Mexico, which will inherit the steel by a president on his last day there. That's right. And and I thought you saw the lasting hard feelings as a result of these very tough negotiations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who did appear at the last minute was uncertain at the signing ceremony today in Buenos Aires. But had some strong words for President Trump, and you've had this amazing spectacle. What have we taken to get here of the United States going after candidate one of its closest allies, David your takeaway, so far from the g twenty well, so far the image of Muhammad bin Salman and Putin doing an end zone dance together is the big takeaway video circulating of them doing a hi fi. Looking very cheer an image. It's a symbol. It's a symbol of an era in which the wolves of the global international order are on the March and undeterred because there's no one. Deter them. And so that's one thing. The second thing I think is the China US relationship and this thank heaven is not a Trump related story to me the big change in US China relations is that we used to have people who were friends of China somewhere, foes of China and the foreign policy establishment sort of split. That's no longer the case. Now, everyone sees China as a challenge, but as a foe Hank pulse in the former treasury fare gave a speech in Singapore recently in which he laid that very clearly and he was very much in the camp. So when Trump talks tough on China trade, he now has a lot of people who are not normally his friends actually thinking he's doing the right thing me loop.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. It's the BBC NewsHour on WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was calling on President Trump to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum Trudeau issued his plea as he joined Trump and the Mexican president to sign the US Mexico Canada agreement the successor to the North American Free trade agreement Trudeau says the tariffs continue to be a major obstacle to their economies. A report finds three top New York City housing authority administrators falsified. Dozens of elevator inspection reports between two thousand fourteen and June of this year, the three officials surrendered to authorities on Wednesday to face thirty three felony counts for lying daily news reporter, Greg Smith says the defendants allegedly patted the inspections to help the housing authority. Need elevator maintenance requirements? The system itself relies on the people who inspect it and that system is broken. So they'll tell you that the elevators are you know, that they have the situation. Under control. But I'm leery of anything that doesn't have proper oversight in this system. Does not have proper oversight. Smith says the Manhattan DA will handle the case. So New York City council. Members are introducing a Bill to make sure future government bidding with big corporations is more transparent. The new law would prohibit government officials from signing a nondisclosure agreement with a company like what happened in the Amazon deal council member. Brad Lander says that level of secrecy should never happen. Again, if the law had been in place, the city would have had to say we can't sign a nondisclosure agreements. So there's two choices we can make a bid, but it has to be public and people will be able to see it. Lander says that otherwise the city would have to walk away from private negotiations. We do have a chance of some light rain mainly later on this afternoon. Otherwise, a cloudy day with a high near forty two degrees in westerly breezes. Twenty percent chance of some light rain later tonight right now, forty one degrees in New York. Coming up next one of the latest on the tensions between Ukraine and Russia. I though swarms of insects are the scourge of subsistence farmers across Africa. So imagine what they could do if they knew when those crop destroyers were heading their way now team of British researchers has developed a system that helps them to do just that using satellite. Data gathered by the UK space agency. The system combines temperature data around weather forecast with computer models to help feed local Plum doctors with potential crop saving information, our science correspondent Bob gauche reports now from a farming community in Kenya. This small dust written motorbike, George marimba makes his fortnightly visit to the small town of Kimani in Kenya's Rift Valley province. It's market day. And the local foam is a selling their produce some of them come to see George about the problems they're having with their crops. George is a plant doctor treats crops ravaged by pests and diseases. He's currently advising farmer who's maze has been infested by tiny caterpillars trendy with the help of that Georgia identifies the species and recommends a right pesticide and other measures. He's transformed the lives of farmers here. Such as water will fuller due to the increased in account in my.
Reagan's would-be assassin seeks unconditional release
"The man who attempted to kill former president Ronald Reagan is now asking a court for his unconditional release John Hinkley shot President Reagan in nineteen Eighty-one outside of. Washington hotel then twenty five years old he said he was trying to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had a role in the nineteen. Seventy six film taxi. Driver where Robert deniro character plots to. Assassinate, a presidential candidate, according to a court filing Hinckley's awaiting an examination from a mental health expert, to, evaluate whether. He poses any danger to the public if released
"brad lander" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Again the Dow off forty five points NASDAQ up almost five New York becomes the first major city. To put a temporary cap on Uber lift and other rideshare, vehicles the city council. Approves a package of bills that Includes a one year moratorium on new licenses council, member Brad Lander says the skyrocketing growth of ride sharing apps has got to. Slow down five hundred, percent in, the last three years alone has made it. Impossible. For drivers to. Earn a living and feed their families. And the data on that is overwhelming opponents claim there will be longer wait times now for passengers and higher fares a smoky southern California. Wildfire is raging in mostly unoccupied land but crews are worried these flames could race toward foothill communities CBS John Baird. Tells us the fire churning through the Cleveland national forest south of Los Angeles is only about five percent contained fires being fought on the ground and from the. Air, because it's in terrain, at the top of a mountain. It's hard to get to they can't just drive a fire truck up there and start spraying water on. It they have to hit it from the air They have to get in there with, shovels and bulldozers and saws they need to cut line to keep this fire from advancing and slowly. But surely it's coming down the mountain there are currently about twenty wildfires burning in California this particular blaze no, homes face in immediate threat but some people are. Evacuating and they're doing so voluntarily the mayor of Nashville Tennessee is, announcing a comprehensive review. Of policing procedures as the state releases, video of a deadly police shooting in that community a white. Nashville police officer shot and killed a young black man during a traffic. Stop late last month authorities believe that during that stop the man was shot got out of the vehicle with a gun in his hand and the situation then escalated, and resulted in the officer. Of opening fire several times the officers is now on administrative leave as the investigation. Gets underway WBZ news time five twenty one Earlier this year came some revelations that some Samsung phones including the galaxy. S seven have a security flaw in the microchip that put tens of, millions of users at risk to hackers. Who want to spy on them now researchers who, figured out a, way to exploit that vulnerability are. Releasing their findings at a security conference going on in. Las Vegas did it, has offered a patch or a fix for this malware so as long as people update their phones they should be okay. If the general rule it's always a good idea to keep your phone and computer operating fifteenth up-to-date CBS, news tech analyst Larry Magid reporting, Samsung says there are no reported cases of the security flaw do have been exploited, to attack a galaxy f x seven university of North Carolina is revising. Textbook for a required fitness course that calls cancer a disease of choice and. Includes a theory asserting that holiday Cost victims failed attack into their inner strength the school's Chapel Hill campus telling the. Raleigh, news and observer newspaper revisions to the twenty first century fitness book began in the spring and cooperation with the publisher but UNC. Made no mention of a revision when the paper asked about the? Contents of the online book last month at, a young Idaho man is recovering after being, pinned beneath his truck for at least two days after it rolled into, a, ravine the, twenty one. Year, old sister. Discovered him, he had been partially ejected from the vehicle the man had no broken bones but was dehydrated rescuers were, able to free him by sticking airbags underneath the truck and inflating them to lift it he is now in fair condition other hazy hot four.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To ban thin plastic bags across new york state for environmental reasons is getting criticism from an unlikely source environmentalists as because the bill would not prohibit retailers from giving away paper bags which aren't much better for the environment or thicker reusable plastic bags city councilman brad lander spoke on wnyc's brian lehrer show everyone likes a ban it sounds better we'd all like to get something for nothing save the earth without doing anything what we really need to do we want to reduce single use carryout bag ways is start giving people an incentive to bring reusable bags to the grocery store earlier this year to democratic state senators proposed banning plastic bags and adding a ten cent fee to all other carryout bags a jersey city berlin show that was shut down by ficials for being too obscene will reopen the performer who goes by the name lillian bustle says she received a letter from the city that it's reconsidered its action and now finds the show has quote serious artistic or political merit but bustle will have to wear a bit more clothing state regulations don't allow dancers to wear pasties in establishments that serve liquor for the rest of this afternoon it'll be pretty rainy through the day areas of fog through the day as well on your fifty nine degrees could be a little windy today as well we could see gusts up to twenty six miles an hour for tonight we could see some more rain about a fifty percent chance of more showers after eleven o'clock tonight it'll continue to be foggy tonight otherwise cloudy skies overnight low around fifty one tomorrow we're looking at mostly sunny skies the high reaching sixty seven degrees in the afternoon it's fifty seven cloudy right now in central park at one zero six support for npr comes from the financial services firm of raymond james offering personalized wealth management advice and banking and capital markets expertise along with a legacy of putting clients financial wellbeing i learn more at raymond james dot.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We have another caller who yvonne have time for who's from france and tells version of the same story that that lauren just told is europe way ahead of us on this well europe is ahead of us they just passed this fully in england most countries in europe but you don't have to go that far cali has got a lot with a b and everybody brings reusable bags suffolk county just started on january first newcastle and a few other towns in westchester so europe's ahead but we're catching up we just need the new york state legislature and the governor to let us bring smart policies here and everyone can start bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and reduced by billions by two billion single use plastic bags that new york state residents lance so so are we just one bluewave flipped new york state senate seat away this fall since counting simcoe felder as a republican if if some official republican loses his or her seat in november than the democrats would control the state senate as well as the assembly do you see that as the difference maker on this issue i sure hope so as i said state senators list brad home and have the bill bill that does it just like california does it ban on plastic with a small fee on paper bags and yes i sure hope if we get that blue wave if there is democratic control the state senate we can take this up we can start bringing reusable bags and get rid of all that plastic and all that waste it is indeed not that hard so i sure hope we get their new york city council member from park slope brad lander thank you for joining us thank you so much brian lehrer on wnyc where it's time for the latest news with schmidt tabasco hi brian president emmanuel macron.
"brad lander" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The business for a long time he told him that when they asked him what was going on with me said i've been poisoned of imports poised poison yeah that's what he said he was drunk news it was dreary all it up but but i i don't know how you do that job and not be drunk all the time honestly now color those guys deal with well series of the pressures or credible not given this guy past not give not defending him while there's no doubt i now it's it's difficult job in some man in an women in the law enforcement business have difficulty sometimes dealing with the stress that comes with a job absolutely but it's one of those jobs if you wanna have a couple pops warrior at home okay okay fine but it's one of those things where you're just going to have to realize that you cannot go out in public and do this kind of thing you can't you just going to have to let that part of your life go he must have been so drunk he couldn't even tell right from wrong no immediate you don't fight the police he he lose every time he of all people and that's how far gone of santa hope it gets the helping needs due to an an but i will say that i don't blame them for firing him because this is this is not a situation where it would have been all you know one thinking about that or yeah you're right i i just i didn't know i don't there's no disagreement he should have been fired up ain't nobody is saying he shouldn't have been this is a notolerance kennedy absolutely listen now we got our hands on a letter the entire city council grand kosovar has has side he's part of this deal along with a couple of other cities brad lander from new york city council jared evans from the indianapolis city council think greg kosar from the austin city council you know that a these are the generals of the local resistance in the respected towns these are the of the.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Congestion pricing proposal to help fund subway repairs is already causing debate queens political and civic leaders gathered on the manhattan side of the queensboro bridge yesterday to oppose the plan saying it would hurt working people with few transit options but about twenty public transit advocates also showed up in support of the governor's plan rebecca bailen is the campaign manager with the riders alliance she says few outer burrow residents actually drive into the city for work we are sick and tired of grandstanding elected officials who are defending wealthy new yorkers instead of working new yorkers state assemblyman david weapon and queens city councilman barry credentials spoke out in opposition to could congestion pricing brooklyn city councilman brad lander joined transit advocates in support of it and brooklyn has a new district attorney ericans anzahl was sworn in as the boroughs top prosecutor yesterday becoming the first latino d a elected in new york state gonzalez's ran for the office last year after serving as interim district attorney for over a year after the death of his predecessor kenneth thompson he's brooklyn's thirtythird da a look at your weather forecast there is a slight chance of rain today with highs in the high 40s it's forty four degrees now in prospect park brooklyn and that's the latest from the wnyc newsroom i'm should meet the best sue discipline hortatory handed donegal's store decision on bush forty five years since roe v wade with the composition supreme court as it stands we still have the five votes that support abortion rights but that could change.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The social democrats says participants have more or less agreed to a news blackout and no tweeting to help keep the talks on track even if the preliminary talks succeed it will likely be march or april before germany has a new government sunrise friday nelson reporting this is npr news this is wnyc in new york i'm should meet the best sue mayor de blasio is continuing to praise the revised right to no legislation despite concerns raised by critics the bill is intended to increase accountability by police officers but police reform advocates say a loophole in one of the bills would eliminate the need for officers to identify themselves in the most common low level stops the mayor says the department has already overhauled its policies and procedures and there is a limit to what the city council should be mandating important to say the legislation sets the broad parameters what we're trying to achieve but we don't use the legislative process to literally administer um and if you will micromanage the police department every day two prominent council members brad lander engine money williams have withdrawn their support for the bill which is expected to come up for a vote next week the new jersey legislature is considering a bill that would allow some politicians to rean role in the pension system under the current law elected officials pensions only a crew as long as they remain in the same office once they leave it's frozen and stays that way even if they are immediately reelected to a different position advocates of the bill including seats senate president stevens sweeney says it was never meant to apply to officials who moved to another public office he says the small number of new beneficiaries won't adds significant costs to the program it's cold today and look out for another inch or two of snow tonight windy snowy.
"brad lander" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is wnyc 939 fm and am 820 npr news and the new york conversation it's the bbc newshour on wnyc good morning i'm richard hake wildfires are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in california history showing no sign of slowing down steady winds with gus up to forty five miles per hour and a humidity plunging near zero are expec to to descend on the areas north of san francisco at least twenty three people have died some thirty five hundred homes and businesses have been destroyed frustrated by failures in congress president trump will try to put his own stamp on healthcare with an executive order that aims to make lower premium plans more widely available trump is expected unveiled the plan today administration officials say one of the main ideas is to ease the way for groups and associations to sponsor coverage that can be marketed across the land critics warn of higher premiums for the sick manhattan the a side vance's under fire for decision notch prosecuted 2015 case against movie producer harvey weinstein van says his office would have pursued a case but he says he and fellow prosecutors felt the allegations warren provable rechecked on many many many difficult sex round brush bushes individuals irrespective of their background or their money audio between a white weinstein and a model in nypd sting for that case has now been made public according to stay data released this week more than ten percent of the city students were homeless at some point last school year that's one hundred eleven thousand students and that's a a six percent increase over the previous year and a city council hearing councilman brad lander said that concerns him going down a path where we just continue to concentrate the lowest income students in the same schools is not a path for success that the blasier administration say this plan is to build ninety new shelters throughout the city to keep students close to their home neighborhoods wnyc is supported by gaiko offering motorcycle an rv insurance more information on motorcycle an rv insurance acai go dot com or one eight hundred nine four seven otto.