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A Look At The Documentary The Great American Lie
"Edition on Edie. I'm Brian Watt from the pandemic to protest for police reform, systemic inequality has grown into a front and center issue in 2020. Recently released documentary film called The Great American Lie examines the roots of systemic inequality and some of the trauma that comes with it. It comes to us from filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who many of us also know as the first partner of California, and it features Bay Area educator Ruby Dee Tai, who has been a public school principal in Oakland. And is now one in San Francisco. I got a chance to talk to both of them late last week as the film was just hitting digital platforms. First, I asked Jennifer Siebel Newsom. What her film is about The film really is about the fact that our country is in a crisis. The American dream is out of reach for a majority of Americans and social immobility in economic inequality is as bad as it was just before the Great Depression. And when you bring Koven 19 into that it's even worse. Ruby. Let me bring you into this conversation. In this film. We see the effects of trauma on an entire community, particularly on a growing population of immigrant Children, newly arrived What is the hardest part about having to fight for opportunities for these young people? Today? The film really highlights where we are in society where we live around how poverty is so really, violence is so real, especially are students who have come from other countries. Their experience. Getting here is it's traumatic in itself, right? And then they move into East Oakland, and they don't really recognize their own trauma. We have a school that's in the centre of East Oakland that is serving families that are in poverty and so with poverty comes experiences that we don't anticipate in everyday life, so the film highlights some of those experiences. Actually, Can we hear a clip from Ruby Dee tie from the film right now? Wei served a very high population of students who are in foster care. A lot of homeless families. My students come with no supplies. No backpack didn't eat. They come with that is in jail. My father was taken from our family and deported last night. Eliska. Lt's on a non of what they bring. And if they have a bad day, and they rolled their eyes then now you take it personally as an adult. I'm trying to imagine what all of that is like When you lay over it. The situation we are in with the pandemic. How challenging is that climate right now. It's extremely challenging, because now we're in not only an economic divide, but it's really brought to surface with the digital divide in our communities and with the fact that students are doing school at home, So when some student you know, may not have a death may not have their own bedroom may not have Internet access. So school districts, especially our San Francisco is rushing out trying To find resource is to get students Chromebooks to get hot spots and encompassed with all of that you have the stress of the parents who could have lost their job may not be getting unemployment because they have come to this country and they're not may not be documented. So they have lost all resource is and so that the stress of that as a parent on top of trying to make sure that your child is Joining that gym call, But maybe you have to go to work or you found another job. So you're not at home and now students, you know if you're 11 or 12 you rather you want to join a zoom or want to play a video game I need. You're still a child. So Our students are even in more needed. Jennifer Siebel Newsom you want in this film, not just to show how tough everything is, but also to provide a sense of hope. Where you finding hope For me. The hope lies in the fact that we see the humanity in each other. We closed the film with this concept that it is incumbent upon herself recognized that if there is somebody suffering or struggling or pour that perhaps that person doesn't have boots or boot straps with which to pull themselves up. And out of poverty. Perhaps that person wasn't born on first dates, but they were actually born outside of the ball park. Therefore, we have to emphasize and recognize that not only we failed that child or that individual, but we failed that entire communities, and I think there's a beautiful national conversation going on right now. It's certainly uncomfortable for a lot of people. It's a conversation about privilege. Ruby detail I I can't resist the chance to ask someone who has been an educator on both sides of the Bay East Oakland. And San Francisco unified about how this conversation sounds in those two different places in our region. You know, the interesting thing about education is it really puts a lot of responsibility on the leaders and I would say while in my time and open unified Think we had four different superintendent in an eight year period, so the conversation is always changing. Unfortunately, I think people and people, especially who get in the work of education, want to do better and want to do better for students who are economically disadvantaged and Students of color. I do believe that on both sides of the bay, especially in our country right now, I think the conversation is at the forefront The racism work that we have to do. As educators that is prevalent in San Francisco Unified that is something that is a district goal and mandate. Every single employee had to complete anti racist training the school year in the kickoff of distance learning, there's this idea that we talked about it a lot. But really, what does that mean? When it comes down to how We fund And how we create resource is for the highest need communities and or schools within a district I challenged. Our superintendent asked themselves and even the community members of district of parents of these districts. Would you send your child to that school? And if the answer is no. Then why does that school exists? Thanks to both of you for talking to us about this. Thanks for having us Thank you. That was very area School Principal Ruby Dee tie and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom talking about the documentary The Great American Lie Lie the the the films films films now now now available available available for for for streaming streaming streaming on on on Apple Apple Apple TV TV TV and and and Amazon Amazon Amazon Prime. Prime. Prime. You're You're You're
"brian watt" Discussed on KQED Radio
"President has so little moral, compass, or understanding of the need to protect our nation that he says, he would still welcome information from Russia China or any other potential adversary, if it helps his political campaign is outrageous, that Senator Warner on MSNBC tonight's game six of the NBA finals. Toronto. Raptors Lee, the defending champion Golden State Warriors three games to two. Here's NPR's, Tom Goldman one thing is certain about tonight. Oracle arena in Oakland will be overflowing with emotion. It's the warriors last game there after a nearly fifty year run. The teams moving the San Francisco next season in the Williams are dedicating their effort to win and force game seven to teammate. Kevin durant. The superstar forward had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn achilles tendon. He suffered in the last game. This is NPR from K, Q, E, D news, I'm Brian watt. The port of Oakland is set to adopt an air quality plan today that it says will dramatically cut pollution. But critics say the plan is not specific enough, kick you east. Dan, Brekke explains. The port says it's new plan will build on the success of an earlier air quality program that the agency calculates has cut diesel particulate pollution by eighty percent compared to two thousand five it would do that by gradual introduction of cleaner. Vehicles include. Adding a handful of electric port trucks in the next few years is better technologies. Become available over the next few decades. The port would adopt them, too. But Earthjustice attorney Michelle Ghaffar says the new air quality blueprint falls short. The plan is just a really just a loose collection of completely voluntary measures that doesn't actually commit the port to do anything. New to clean up the air quality Earthjustice is representing a community group, the west Oakland environmental indicators project, which has been plotting the port for decades to clean up the projects co-director Brian beverage says the reports lack of specifics is troubling. What has always concerned? This is well how you're gonna get there where where are your metrics success where are your specific targets? Put spokesman Mike Zampa has community groups have had of waste in the plan, and he says, port staff will be required to produce reports later this year on, whether it's feasible to adopt a more aggressive timetable for deploying other cleantech. Analogies. I'm Dan.
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"Six thirty live from NPR news. In Washington, I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump's eldest son, Donald J Trump junior is appearing before the Senate intelligence. Committee today. His closed door. Testimony is expected to focus on answers. He gave to Senate panels about the Trump Tower project in Moscow before the twenty sixteen election later today in Massachusetts. The former sailing coach at Stanford University is being sentenced and federal court in Boston. Prosecutors are seeking more than a year in prison for John van damore in connection with the FBI's college admissions bribery investigation. NPR's tovia Smith says van damore pleaded guilty to labelling students as team recruits in exchange for money for Stanford sailing program often students weren't even athletes doctored photos just made them appear to be in Vanda Moore's case, he's pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for agreeing to six hundred ten thousand dollars in quid pro quos, prosecutors say he not only defraud at Stanford but also quote validated. A national cynicism over college admissions. A new report is critical of engineers and independence. Specter's last year's deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida international university in Miami. The occupational safety and health administration says officials were aware of extensive cracking before the collapse. But didn't shore up the bridge or close street below. This is NPR news from Washington from K, Q, E, D news. I'm Brian watt. San Francisco is going to stop charging jail inmates for phone calls and stop marking up the cost of items in the jail store. Mayor London breed will announce this this morning. City officials believe this will make San Francisco, the first city in the nation to stop, making money off of incarcerated people and their families cake. Itty politics. Correspondent Maria logos reports for mayor Lennon breed. The issue of expensive jail calls is personal is something that has never sit well with me from personal experience of the collect calls and the amount of money that my grandmother had to spend on our phone Bill and at times are getting cut off because we couldn't pay. The Bill and just not being able to provide sometime support to family members who were behind bars. Breed has a brother serving a forty four year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Her grandmother is exactly the type of person who bears, the brunt of jail fees, according to an analysis by city officials. It found that ninety percent of phone calls and jail store costs, toiletries, and food are paid for by the support networks of incarcerated people. Mostly low income women of color in San Francisco, where the average jail stay is seventy days if an inmate caused their family every day, they'll rack up three hundred.
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"It's news. I'm Brian watt. California is suing Purdue pharma, the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller. Oxycontin state attorney general heavier Sarah says the lawsuit filed yesterday will hold the company in its former president, Richard Sackler responsible for marketing the drug as non addictive Bezerra says, that's despite the company knowing otherwise by the early nineteen nineties before the subsequent opioid abuse epidemic. No one's life or health should be for sale. The California Department of Justice will hold Purdue inductors, Sackler accountable, any company California that thinks that these kinds of deceptive tactics are the path to prophets will learn that they don't pay in a statement, a Purdue spoke. C'mon denied the allegations, adding that Oxycontin represents less than two percent of total opioid prescriptions. One of the companies, one of the two companies that operate shared electric scooters in San Francisco has pulled its vehicles off the streets. It's looking into why one of the machines caught fire, take you, Dan. Brekke reports. The scooter company, skip said, one of its vehicle suffered an apparent battery fire last week while parked outside a coffee shop in Washington DC in response, the company pulled all six hundred twenty five of its scooters off San Francisco streets. A skip spokeswoman says the company is investigating all possible causes for the fire including what she called foul play. She added that the scooters will not be redeployed until that inquiry is complete and the results are shared with city officials. The company says it expects the scooters to be back on the street later this week. I'm Dan Brekke cake news. A controversial Bill that would allow. Loud electronically generated from large dams to count, as renewable energy in California, the same as solar and wind has failed to pass in Sacramento. Paul Rogers, managing editor of science and environment writer at the Mercury News has more to try to reduce smog and greenhouse gases in California state law requires that by twenty thirty sixty percent of all the electricity from utilities comes from renewable sources like solar and wind, but state, Senator and a couple of years of Salinas introduced a Bill earlier this year, the would have also allowed the hydro electric power generated by a big dam in her district. Don Pedro near Yosemite national park to also count as renewable but other Democrats in Sacramento, worried that if that went through then the owners of other big dams around California would want the same thing and pretty soon demand would fall for solar and wind and that they were would harm. California's climate change efforts. That was Paul Rogers, San Francisco super. Deserves plan today to vote on a proposal to force drug addicts with serious mental illnesses into treatment mayor London breed and other supporters say, the move known as conservative ship is necessary to help addicts, who were often homeless and suffering from a mental illness, making them a danger to themselves critics call the measure of violation of civil rights that runs against the principles of the city. I'm Brian watt news and support today comes from two Niala, located two miles from the Mariposa grove of giant sequoias home of the California tunnel. Tree. The bananas we all eat could be in trouble in Latin America, a disease called black Sigatoka is spreading quite rapidly. And now the industry is scrambling to respond to keep the most common variety from getting wiped out the future of the banana. That's next time on the takeaway from WNYC NPR. I..
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"I'm Brian watt. A freelance journalist whose home was raided by San Francisco police last week is expected to file a legal motion today for the return of his belongings. The raid was part of a criminal investigation into the leaked. Police report connected. The public defender Jeff Adachi Steph cake Sonia. Hudson reports Brian Carmody attorney says police took the items illegally and says the search warrants violated state laws protecting journalists from revealing their sources and the material. They collect Carmody who helps run a freelance newsgathering company says he can't work without the equipment. People wanna talk hypothetically about showing affect the media. You know, there's been large stories that have not been covered by our company directly because of of this action SF PD did not respond to requests for comment. But said in a statement on Saturday that they're committed to maintaining the public's trust by investigating the leaked report. I'm Sonia Hotson cake. You news a new report. Says the bay area has the highest median wage gap in the restaurant industry between white workers and workers of color in the country. Oakland city leaders say they want to change that can Kate wolf explained have been denied a lot of times by restaurants for server positions. That's who I'll leeann a nextgen American restaurant worker from Oakland. And they've always offered me back house positions such diswasher. Our BUSTER Leon is one of many workers of color that a new study from the restaurant opportunity centers. United found are concentrated in less visible lower wage jobs in response to the study's findings Oakland councilmember Nikki for Toronto. Bass has said the city will work on giving recognition licensing and tax incentives to restaurants that participate in a program to improve their racial equity. So now that we have.
"brian watt" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And then Brian will join us with local news all here on at seven thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is dismissing calls by some Democrats in congress to impeach President Trump following the release of special counsel, Robert Muller's rusher report. Here's NPR's Gile Snyder. Somehow Democrats say details outlined the special counsel's report on Russian election. Interference are enough to start impeachment proceedings McConnell dismissed such talk saying the American people have learned enough about it. Now democratic leaders have not ruled out impeachment, but they are cautious about pursuing it ahead of next year's presidential election Muller's report concluded no one in the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the twenty sixteen election. Isis is claiming responsibility for Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least three hundred twenty one. People. Hundreds more were wounded NPR's. Lauren Freyer reports government minister in Colombo says police have a motive for the suicide bombings, targeting churches, and hotels in and around the capital. Relaunch government minister says to domestic Islam groups were behind Sunday's attacks. And he said they acted in retaliation for shootings last month at mosques in Christ's church. New zealand. It's not immediately clear how he knows that. Whether the information comes from suspects being interrogated or evidence the suicide bombers may have left behind on Wall Street, the Dow is up sixty points. This is NPR news from Washington from news. I'm Brian watt. In San Francisco.
Congo's Catholic Church rejects election results as opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi lands surprise win
"Coup. The notoriously unstable African nation has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in one thousand nine hundred sixty former President Joseph Kabila who ruled for the past seventeen years with an iron fist was supposed to step down two years ago, but hung on sparking a political crisis marked by widespread. Protests and violence lately are also called attention to the vote tally of the Catholic church which didn't show she Getty winning either. Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are down one hundred thirteen points at twenty three thousand seven hundred sixty five you're listening to NPR from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. A top ranking contra Costa county fire official is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for allegedly stealing narcotics from this workplace. Tara Siler reports on Sunday Martinez. Police arrested Richard Stevenson, the chief of emergency medical services for the county's fire protection.
Conflicting reports on Syrian military entry into key Kurdish-held town
"Move the trial out of Boston, which was traumatized by the bombings denied their client affair trial. The defense team also argues the trial judge ignored evidence. The two jurors made statements on social media prior to being selected the attorneys are asking the Jehovah's are naive. Be granted a new trial. And if the request is denied that a life sentence be imposed three people were killed and more than two hundred and sixty others were wounded when two pipebombs exploded near the Boston marathon finish line in two thousand nine. Thirteen Sarnia has been on death row for three and a half years for NPR news. I'm Mary Blake in Boston. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow was up fifty eight points at twenty three thousand one hundred ninety six the SMP's up five points, and the NASDAQ is up fourteen points. This is NPR from news. I'm Brian watt. A soon to be San Francisco supervisor says the Oakland Raiders are not welcome to play football at AT and T park next season the team, which is moving to Las Vegas had been negotiating to play at the Oakland Coliseum until its new facility is ready, but abruptly pulled out of talks earlier this month, the city of Oakland is also suing the raiders and the NFL over the Vegas move supervisor elect met Haney whose district includes AT and T park says San Francisco shouldn't get in the middle of the teams dispute with Oakland for San Francisco and the giants they come in and wave our hands and say you can come over here. And all your problems will be okay is really. Disrespectful to the city of Oakland. The people of Oakland, and we're doing a deal with the devil here. If we think that the raiders are going to treat our city any better than they treat it the city's I've been in the past the raiders have mentioned several other possible temporary landing spots. But as of right now, they don't have anywhere to play next season. The raiders do finish out this season against the chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday right when the forty Niners do the same against the Rams in LA in the rest of bay area. Sports last night. The warriors lost to the Portland trailblazers in overtime one ten to one oh nine the sharks. Beat the Anaheim ducks forty two in the tank.
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"It does not in any way suggests that the case against Mr. Weinstein is going to end badly Weinstein's charged with sexually assaulting two women. But more than seventy women have stepped forward to allege that they were harassed assaulted or raped by him Weinstein maintains he never engaged in nonconsensual sex with anyone US stocks still on the decline all major market indices down one and a half to two. Two percent. This is NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt bay area. Members of the House Armed Services committee say they support President Trump's order to withdraw all US ground troops from Syria, peninsula, congresswoman, Jackie speier, says US involvement there has always been an unauthorized war. We went in there looking for a regime change that hasn't happened is not going to happen. Silicon Valley congressman ro Khanna agrees. But says he skeptical of Trump's claims of beating ISIS in Syria. I don't think this is a complete victory over. There are still a number of ISIS threats in that region and speaker designate and San Francisco congresswoman Nancy Pelosi in a statement question. Trump's political motives for announcing the decision while his former national security adviser Michael Flynn faces sentencing in criminal proceedings landmark anti lynching legislation by. California. Senator Kamala Harris cleared a major hurdle yesterday. Kiedis? Ryan Levy explains the Justice for victims of lynching Accu natoma sleep passed the Senate and would officially codified lynching as a federal crime. It's the first time that the US Senate has passed anti lynching legislation despite nearly two hundred such bills being introduced during the twentieth century. According to the nonprofit, equal Justice initiative more than four thousand African Americans were lynched between eighteen seventy seven and nineteen fifty Harris author the legislation with fellow democrat. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina. The only three African Americans currently in the Senate a Harris spokeswoman said they are hopeful the house will take up the legislation before the end of the year. I'm Ryan.
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"It's morning edition on K. Q E D, I'm Brian watt. When President Trump announced tariffs were coming earlier this year and tweeted that trade wars are good and easy to win many exporters in California started bracing for tough times would almond grower struggled with the thriving port of Oakland suddenly slow down for a look at how California has fared, we're joined by Chris Thornberg of beacon economics. Hey, chris. Hey, brian. So has it been as rougher ride as many thought it would be not at all? If you look at the numbers, whether you're looking at overall patterns of state trade or or right there specifically deportable Oakland. It's pretty clear that trade flows are up from last year and up at a respectable growth rate. And even the more recent data doesn't show much in the way of a slowdown up until now most of the talk about tariffs has been just that it's been talk. There hasn't actually been a lot of care for the people expected. You know, the port of Oakland sent out a release that said its largest export commodity by volume is scrap paper and those volumes are actually up so far this year. Even though China doesn't seem to be taking scrap paper anymore, or at least not as much it. How do you explain this? I played it this way, China really not that big of an export market for the US as simple as that. Because of the imbalances in in terms of trade with China. A lot more comes from that country here than the other way around and what that means from a broader context, even with some disruption, shall we say in terms of Chinese demand. There are plenty of other countries out there that willing to step up and take advantage of shall we say that's based in the market scrap paper has been of course, a big export products crap of all sorts. China has been a big export product. But there are probably plenty of other countries out there that see value in that particular flow. And again, they are they're taking advantage of the situation. So if China won't take this scrap other countries will is what you're saying. Absolutely. And by the way, that's not just scrap. It's true with almonds. It's true. It's true. Most things. All right. So we're coming up on the start of a new year. What are your expectations in the trade space for California in two thousand nineteen? I actually think that this next year is going to be decent year. Fantastic. We know there's some disruptions and people are going to have to be looking for new places to sell and are byproducts. But I still think this is going to be a good year. I realized that's not a lie with a lot of the doom and gloom even seeing in the news lately. But I would caution anybody take a step back ignore the stock market look at the real economy. You know, things are still pretty good. Chris Thornberg of begin economics. Thank you, so much, Brian, always, my pleasure. There should be plenty of scrap paper for foreign markets. Once all the holiday.
For First Time in a Decade, a South Korean Train Rolls Into the North
"Fifty law enforcement guns, were stolen or otherwise unaccounted for in the region over a six-year period. I'm Brian watt, kqed news
Firefighters reflect on deadly NorCal Camp Fire after blaze fully contained
"Fifty three thousand acres and destroyed nearly fourteen thousand homes in San Francisco more than two thousand Marriott hotel union employees remain on strike as the two sides are expected to get back to negotiations later this week they've been on strike since early October. They could not come to an agreement before the thanksgiving holiday says unite here local to spokeswoman Rachel comfort. We need to have very significant raises to make up to the fact that the cost of living here has spiraled out of control. We need to have our healthcare continued at the rate. The Marriott has said the workers are well compensated, the hotel chain reached settlements with striking union workers in San Jose. And Oakland earlier this month, I'm Brian watt. Hedy news.
Treasury sanctions Russia-Iran oil network for supporting Syria's Assad
"Completed a minor course correction as NPR's Joe palca reports the small maneuver is designed to make certain the probe enters the Martian atmosphere at just the right point the mission is called insight. It's scheduled to land gently near the Martian equator on the Monday after thanksgiving. Once there will be listening for Mars quakes the Martian on equivalent of earthquakes, the shape and duration of the waves. These quakes generate will tell scientists more about the interior structure of the planet. Insight left earth on may fifth of this year several times over the course of its. Six and a half month journey to Mars onboard engines made minor tweaks to its trajectory to make sure it's path to Mars was spot on the last was this past weekend. There could be one more tiny adjustment the day before landing. Joe palca NPR news Wall Street shares are continuing their declines worries about technology with intentions with China are driving down stock prices JJ can Eoghan a market strategist for TD Ameritrade says a close I will be on tech giant apple and its suppliers if it does finish the day lower that will be seven of the last nine days in which apple has finished lower. And with that we've seen the things stocks Facebook, apple, Amazon Netflix. Along with apple. In Google really stuffer. Despite the massive sell off White House officials insist the economy is still healthy saying market corrections. Come and go on Wall Street, the Dow was down four hundred sixty points. This is NPR news from K Q news, I'm Brian watt. If you're in the bay area the smoke from the campfire may have you feeling under the weather, but as Peter Jon Shuler reports may be hard to tell whether you're suffering from bad air or coming down with the virus. Maybe in the last week you've come down with stinging is scratchy throat runny nose and even coughing. You could have a cold, but Santa Clara county public health officer. Dr Sarah, Cody says, it's just as likely to be a reaction to unhealthy levels of smoke, and there's more it also can make you just feel yucky. So you might have headaches or just feel tired and a little rundown. Cody says the treatment for either is essentially the same rest. Plenty of fluids and plenty of sleep. However, Cody says, a fever means the flu or some other infection and should mean, a call to the doctor. I'm Peter Jon Shuler, K Q E D news. The family of a man who died after being shocked with tasers by San Mateo county. Sheriff's deputies last month is demanding the public release of videos that captured the incident sheriff's office said Chennai do Koby had been running in and out of traffic in mill Bray and assaulted a deputy who tried to intervene civil rights attorney, John Burress is representing Oko family and says oh Kobe appeared simply to be walking on the sidewalk at basis for
Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants
"To stay in its customs union. But maize government says that's not a long term solution. There were reports the EU is with. Willing to extend the transition period by a year in exchange for British concessions on the border issue for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels on Wall Street, the Dow was down more than two hundred points. This is NPR from news. I'm Brian watt. The family of Redwood City man who died two weeks ago after a confrontation with San Mateo county sheriff's deputies. He's calling for video of the incident to be released cake. Alex Emslie reports deputies responded to a busy street in Millbrook on October third and approached a man who was dodging in and out of traffic, a deputy reports using a taser and dispatch audio and another deputy later says pepper spray was also used. Multiple tasers deployments. Oh, Kobe was later pronounced dead. His sister Abella Okabe says her family needs to see videos taken from sheriff's dashboard cameras. We will never get him back. And so we are just begging for the opportunity to be able to not have him murdered again by not knowing what happened to Kobe says her brother struggled with mental illness, but had been stable for about a decade San Mateo county's district. Attorney says he'll release the videos as soon as all witnesses have been interviewed.
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"Generals circulation is still very white. So the western part of Hong Kong, especially offshore area and the high ground into western Powell, Hong Kong continued to be affected by the typhoon has killed at least fifty four people many of them in the Philippines. Many landslides that may be linked to mining. Rescuers are trying to reach any survivors of one. Mudslide near a mine in the northern Philippines. Dozens of people are missing along and -ticipant at trial is getting underway in Chicago today. It's the first time in decades. Chicago police officer has been charged with murder for shooting that occurred while on duty from member station. WBZ Shannon, Heffernan has more attorneys are expected to give their opening statements in the trial a police officer Jason Van Dyke today. He's been charged with the murder of black teenager aquatic. Donald the shooting happened in twenty fourteen police said the teenager lunged at them with a knife. But a video released later that year appears to show McDonald walking away when Van Dyke shot him sixteen times, the video sparked protests and led to a federal investigation of Chicago. Police department activists politicians and police union officials have all said they are keeping an eye on trial for NPR news. I'm Shannon Heffernan in Chicago. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average is down more than thirty points. The NASDAQ is down more than sixty two. You're listening to NPR from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. Bay area advocates for sexual assault survivors are joining calls to delay this week Senate Judiciary confirmation vote for supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh. That's after Palo Alto university. Professor Christine Blasi Ford came forward to say Cavanaugh assaulted her at a party in the early nineteen eighties. Suzy Loftus is former president of the San Francisco police commission, how this woman is treated over the next coming weeks. We all have to remember is going to send a signal to many other men and women who have similar situations and stories, but who are afraid to come forward. Cavanaugh has denied the allegations. San Francisco supervisors wanna know if two commuter shuttle companies that ferry tech workers to Silicon Valley have violated local labor laws they've called the firms and the Teamsters union to a hearing this afternoon. Muna? Danish reports the shuttle companies we drive you and hall con are in negotiations with the local eight five three union that represents bus drivers both companies and the union are set to report at the hearing, which will look at whether they are following the labor harmony provisions that are part of the city's commuter shuttle program those rules help prevent labor disputes from interfering with the normal flow of traffic in the city. A union spokesman says they have reached a tentative agreement with the companies and that union members will vote on it later this week. Both of the companies have not responded to requests for comment. I'm gonna Danish cake. You eating is in sports the Niners beat the lions thirty to twenty seven the raiders lost to the Broncos twenty two nineteen the as lost to the race five to four the giants lost to the Rockies three to two. They play the Padres in San Diego tonight. The as earth, I'm Brian watt cake. You weedy news. Support comes from Stanford health care where patients and physicians turn went healthcare matters support for NPR comes from. Universal Pictures presenting the new film, I man from Damian Chazelle director of LA La Land and whiplash. And starring Ryan Gosling and clarify in theaters and I max October twelfth. And by the listeners have cake..
Josh Gordon to be released by Cleveland Browns on Monday
"The Cleveland Browns cutting ties with wide receiver. Josh, Gordon, Adam Schefter reporting Gordon hurt his hamstring and a promo shoot not at practice. Multiple league. Sources believed the Browns will trade him if they can before releasing him by the Monday, they didn't nnounced that. They would let him go here. Schefter on more on what happened and how the Browns move forward. The latest twisted. Josh Gordon shagong unfolded on Saturday when he showed up to the Brown. Training complex were they strange hamstring that he hurt at a promotional shoot for a commercial. That was a non team sponsored event. He couldn't plan Sunday the Browns ruled them out and then later in the day announced that they would be releasing him on Monday, except that created instant buzz around the league phone calls into the Browns complex about trading for him, multiple leaks. Sources now believe that the Browns essentially are auctioning them off to the highest bidder and have every intent to try to trade him before they release him. And Josh scored looks like he'll be impacting packing somewhere. And it'll be leaving Cleveland as early as Monday, and Chris Mortensen reporting, Gordon broke the team's trust an a statement from GM John Dorsey, you said for the past six years the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh both personally and professionally in one of the best for him. Unfortunately, they've reached the point where they feel. It's best to part ways and move forward.
U.S. reaches agreement over separated immigrant families
"The American Civil Liberties union says it has an agreement with the Trump administration over the fate of immigrant families who are separated at the US border with Mexico atop ACLU official says that if a federal judge signs off on the agreement families who are still in the United States will have an opportunity to apply for asylum. Even if they've been ordered to leave, but under the pack parents who already have been deported without their children will not be allowed to return to the US except in rare and unusual
Supreme Court nominee steers clear of Trump criticism
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Employers in the US added two hundred one thousand jobs last month as the nation's jobless rate held steady unemployment remained at three point nine percent. That's near an eighteen year, low hourly wages rose and are two point nine percent higher than this time a year ago. Wells Fargo senior economist Sarah house says that's significant wages are rising at the fastest pace. We've we've seen this expansion. And so I think that's a straight of of the fact that the labor market is in fact, tightening and workers are getting a little bit more and their take home pay. The job gains were spread across many industries.
New York subpoenas eight Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: source
"Trump appointee claiming to be part of the Trump resistance. Are we watching a slow coup or a cowardly cover your butt and a teacher and Mississippi thought the name of the fifteen year old black boy who had been murdered by a group of white boys in nineteen Fifty-nine sounded familiar? I'm just going to check with my aunt to see if maybe she knows some information. And that's when she informed me that he was indeed our cousin news is I. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The New York attorney
China denies Trump's claim it hacked Clinton's emails
"China is denying a claim by President Trump that Beijing, hacked Hillary Clinton's emails in two thousand. Sixteen here's NPR's rob Schmitz China's foreign ministry spokeswoman watch winging told reporters that China is firmly opposed, to all forms of, cyber attacks and espionage early Wednesday on Twitter President Trump claimed China, had hacked the emails of then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and suggested the FBI. And the department of Justice investigate the matter he, failed offer any evidence to support the claim Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election in the hacking, of democratic campaign Email lent a, special, counsel Robert Mueller's
Senator John McCain, NPR and Santa Clara County discussed on The Cruz Show
"The news next Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Arizona is remembering Senator John McCain memorial services are being held for him today in Phoenix after his death last. Weekend from brain cancer from member station, k. j. z. z.. We'll stone reports Senator John McCain will lie in state at the capitol after a private ceremony members of the public will offer. Their respects to the late? Senator at the capitol McCain family spokesman, Rick Davis. Who. Also, ran the senator's bid for the White House says the date is fitting the significance
12 former top intelligence officials criticize Trump for pulling security clearance
"Coleman a dozen former CIA leaders. Have signed a letter supporting ex a. director John Brennan in his feud with President Trump NPR's. Greg says it's unusual for the intelligence, chiefs to, criticize the, White House the twelve former, CIA directors and, deputy director, say they, feel compelled, to address what they call the impressive dented remarks and actions by the White House President. Trump on Wednesday accused, Brennan of a Radic behavior and revoked his security clearance Brennan is a sharp critic of the president and. The former intelligence officials stress they don't all, agree. With his comments about Trump but they defend Brennan's right to speak out adding we have never before seen the approval or removal of security clearances used as a political tool signatories include former. CIA director's, Michael Hayden Robert. Gates Leon Panetta and David
California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm, Janine Herbst Russian President Vladimir Putin says his meeting with President Trump on Monday was successful overall and lead to useful agreements but as NPR's Lucian Kim. Reports from, Moscow Putin didn't go into any. Detail on what agreements were reached during. The, summit, in Helsinki. Speaking, of Russian diplomats in the foreign ministry. In Moscow President Putin expressed satisfaction with the summit but. Urged caution going forward Putin said in his words that unnamed political forces in the US are trying to disavow the results of his meeting with Trump who met with. For two hours behind closed doors Putin said those forces are ready, to sacrifice Russian-American relations for their narrow partisan interests NPR's Lucian Kim reporting Meanwhile Russia, is offering US access to twelve Russians. Charged with tampering in the thousand sixteen US election if. Moscow gets, to interrogate a former US ambassador and other American officials as. NPR's Michele Keleman reports The White House acknowledges that President Trump and Putin discussed the idea. During their Helsinki, meeting Putin. Is trying to equate the US investigation into Russian interference to the Kremlin's efforts to punish Bill Browder. A businessman who, lobbies, for sanctions against Russia and Trump seems to be buying into that says former US ambassador Michael McFaul it makes us look weak it makes us look like we're buying into, Putin's conspiratorial fantasies and therefore political, reasons they're chasing Mr. Browder because he is a critic, of the Kremlin and they're chasing me because I'm a critic of the Kremlin a State Department spokesperson says the Russian allegations against McFaul Browder and others. Are absurd, though the White House says Trump. Is still quote working with his team. On, this, Michelle Kellerman. NPR, news the State Department Oregon's public defenders. Filed court documents asking a federal judge to release some. Of the more than one hundred immigration detainees being held at a federal prison near Salem as Oregon Broadcasting's Conrad. Wilson reports the court documents describe inadequate care and poor conditions thoughts of. Suicide hours of confinement and denial of medical care among the complaints outlined by US integration and customs enforcement detainees being held at the federal, Correctional Institution in Sheridan Oregon the immigration detainees arrived at the federal prison roughly seven weeks ago, most are seeking, asylum a declaration filed by the chief. Investigator with the Oregon federal public defender's office said several detainees he and his colleagues. Met with had untreated medical conditions that included quote heart problems a gunshot wound a broken leg rashes allergic reactions and severe sore throats this week and I- spokeswoman said four detainees have been transferred to another facility in Washington state for medical attention from PR news I'm Conrad Wilson less than half an hour to the, opening bell on. Wall Street Wall Street futures are trading lower Dow NASDAQ Edison p. five hundred futures contracts are all down about three tenths of a percent at last check you're listening to NPR. News from Washington from news in, San Francisco good morning I'm Brian watt Twenty-three-year-old Oakland man is pleading guilty to federal terrorism charges but his Alex Emslie reports the move is not part of a plea deal it's. Unique legal strategy to litigate the case at, sentencing Amir synon- oligarchy, was arrested in late twenty sixteen after either allegedly threatened online to bomb a gay club in San Francisco mix poison. With cocaine and distributed at nightclubs and start a wildfire in the East, Bay but, his supporters from, the many communities say, he's simply a naive kid and never planned, to carry out an attack what he said was all complete rubbish he didn't intend to do any of it attorney. Mary McNamara represents oligarchy she says his charges aren't related to his threats instead he's charged with opening a handful of, social media, accounts for alleged ISIS members in the Middle East oligarchy faces a wide range of prison sentences to. Forty seven years A lengthy. Sentencing hearing is. Scheduled for November I'm Alex Emslie k. q. e. news, San Francisco transit officials are. Extending the transfer window for bus and train tickets..
Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire
"Up sixty four points the sp five hundred is up seventeen you're listening to npr from k q e d news i'm brian watt state fire officials say the cause of the county fire in napa and yolo counties was an improperly installed electric livestock fence the massive wildfire burned more than ninety thousand acres in a mostly rural area it's now eighty nine percent contained meanwhile the klamath on fire that killed one person in crossed over the oregon border is now seventy percent contained here's cal fire's gabriel lauderdale on the recent progress calmer winds temperatures although they've been hot haven't been as hot better humidity recovery's a night so that's enabled firefighters are out there on the line to control the fire lauderdale says cal fire expects to fully contain the klamath bonfire by july i fifteen bart is making final plans for a major change in its early morning service dan brekke explains the impact on thousands of predawn commuters the transit agency will begin work early next year on a major seismic upgrade to the transbay tube to give crews extra hours to work the start of early morning service will be pushed back from four am to five am about three thousand people ride bart during that first hour of service and edits median oakland today the bart board of directors will hear plans for an express bus network to get those early commuters from the east bay to downtown san francisco daly city in san francisco international airport the transit agency.
Men accused in California warehouse fire face prison in plea deal
"Now we're dealing with fire season for a longer duration evacuation orders are in effect for some areas and advisories for others for npr news i'm shy eleven in yolo county california meanwhile the national iterative fire center says the california fire is one of about fifty three wildfires burning across the us most of the large fires are burning in the interior of alaska in all the wildfires have charred more than one thousand square miles of land you're listening to npr news news from washington from news in san francisco good morning i'm brian watt two men charged with thirty six counts of involuntary manslaughter in the thousand sixteen ghost ship where house fire are expected to take plea deals of less than ten years each derrick almeida was the primary lease holder of the oakland warehouse turned illegal art collective he has agreed to a nine year sentence according to the east bay times in the san francisco chronicle max harris who allegedly organized the party that night reportedly accepted a six year sentence both men faced up to thirty nine years in prison details of the plea deal are expected to be confirmed in an oakland courtroom today more than two thousand residents of san francisco's bayview hunters point are joining a lawsuit against the company accused of falsifying data in the cleanup of contaminated soil at the former hunters point shipyard he peter jon shuler reports the lead plaintiff's attorney char bonner yesterday served the amended complaint to the san francisco office of the company tetra tech the suit alleges that fake testing data resulted in some radioactive soil being left at the property which bonner says lead to chronic health problems the people in hunters point suffering nosebleeds suffering kansas in a disproportionate number we don't believe that this war super merit nor would we believe it will last very long in the courts that's spokesman for tetra tech sam singer he says the lawsuit is based on allegations from a whistle blower who he says has been discredited on peter jon shuler.
Judge to temporarily block Iowa's restrictive abortion law
"Outdated policies of economic nationalism macron said we have to coordinate our response and work together eleanor beardsley npr news paris hearings are scheduled to begin in iowa at this hour on a challenge to one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country from member station w v i k benjamin pain reports iowa's republican governor kim ronald signed the socalled fetal heartbeat bill last month the law bans most abortions as soon as doctors can detect a heartbeat in a fetus which occurs around the sixth week of pregnancy abortion rights advocates say that's too early for many women to even realize they're pregnant today lawyers from planned parenthood and the aclu of iowa or asking a state judge to temporarily blocked law from going into effect on july first these groups are also pursuing a permanent strike down law arguing it violates iowa's constitution some abortion opponents are actually welcoming the lawsuit they hope the case will eventually reach the us supreme court opening a window to overturn roe v wade others states have tried a similar strategy to get the nation's high court to reconsider roe v wade without success for npr news i'm benjamin pain two hundred twenty three thousand jobs were created last month the labor department says that pushes the unemployment rate down to three point eight percent and that's the lowest in eighteen years job creation was seen in nearly all industries including construction manufacturing travel and tourism and also in retail trade an area suffering in recent months because of online sales that's foce chief economist at pnc financial services group says wages also were higher they were up three tenths of a percent from april to may but more importantly they're up about two point seven percent from one year earlier and so that's very solid growth in it indicates that with the tight job market businesses need to raise pay to keep their current workers and attract new ones but pay growth is still below levels typically seen when the unemployment rate is this low wall street is higher at this hour the dow is up two hundred twenty two points the nasdaq up sixty five the s and p five hundred up twenty three you're listening to npr news from washington from k q e d news i'm brian watt in san francisco where mayor mark farrell has released the largest budget in the city's history eleven billion dollars peter jon shuler reports in outlining his proposal feral focused on what he called his four key priorities homelessness clean streets public.
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"K q e news i'm brian watt google says it will be increasing security at all of its offices worldwide on the heels of the shooting at youtube san bruno headquarters this week is comes amid new efforts to prevent a similar incident in the future in congress cake you eighty sarah husseini reports peninsula congresswoman jackie speier has called for new legislation that would keep guns away from the mentally unstable and policies to ensure that family members warnings are taken seriously both reportedly factors surrounding youtube shooter nessie maktum meanwhile she says highprofile companies should do what they can to fortify themselves in a statement facebook says the safety of our employees is paramount and we work hard every day to maintain a safe and secure environment for our community a spokeswoman for twitter says the company has corporate security protocols and the security team but she declined to share specific details i'm sarah hosseini kiki we dino's uc berkeley police are looking for a man who allegedly threw a chemical substance on a woman who was working on campus yesterday kqedorg billy cruise reports the attack happened early wednesday morning in the restroom of wheeler hall after the woman told the identified man to leave because the building was closed the man allegedly through what officials call a caustic chemical on her a berkeley fire department official says it's possibly ammonia the woman was rushed to an emergency room with chemical burns i'm billy cruise cake news we've got more local coverage at news dot org i'm brian watt support comes from stanford health care which is bringing medical innovations.
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"The death of stalin new political satire from the creator of vpn in the loop starring steve buscemi and monty python's michael playing now playing it's six thirty one from k q e d news i'm brian watt a spending bill slated for a vote in congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund the money could help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the west in recent years the bill sets aside more than twenty billion dollars over ten years to allow federal agencies to end the practice of raiding non fire related accounts to pay for wildfire costs western lawmakers have long complained that the current funding mechanism makes budgeting difficult as fires burn longer and hotter each year the new plan sets aside two billion dollars per year outside the regular budget so officials don't have to tap money meant for prevention programs to fight wildfires san francisco officials could rename an airport terminal at sf oh after former supervisor and gay rights activists harvey milk the ordinance which is set to be heard in a supervisors committee today seeks to honor milk's legacy as the city's first openly gay public official stuart milk is an lgbt activist and the nephew of harvey milk i think the world has a rich history humanity has a history of recognizing those who have sacrificed and trying to educate people about why that sacrifice was necessary and how that advanced stuff and how important it is for us to remain vigilant to the ideas that they gave their lives for the renaming would be part of a multibillion dollar renovation plan by the airport for terminal one i'm.
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"On k q e d i'm brian watt climate science is going on trial this week in san francisco courtroom with some very high stakes in an unprecedented move a federal judge has asked for a tutorial on climate change what scientists know and how long they've known it it's all part of a lawsuit that the cities of san francisco in oakland brought against a group of oil companies the cities are suing bp chevron exxon and others saying the company should help foot the bill for the consequences of decades of burning fossil fuels joining me to talk about all of this is science reporter molly peterson so molly this is scheduled to happen on wednesday and it's essentially a debate over climate science in open court i mean it might go that way definitely what's going to happen is a tutorial that's gonna take the better part of a day each side is going to get an hour on two topics each the first is a history of climate science and the second is what what's the best available climate science now the judge also issued a list of questions he wants answered he's asking big questions about ice ages and narrow ones about molecular chemistry and even whether people's breathing is warming up the planet i talked to a lot of scientists in law professors who are really interested in how the judge is asking questions so what are they saying well the scientists i talked to characterize the questions is really simple and direct the kind of questions are really curious nine scientists would ask i mean one scientists already answered all of them on twitter one law professor i talked to dave owen from uc hastings said the questions are likely to be harder for oil companies to answer in part that's because climate science does a good job of regularly checking what they're more certain about and what they're less certain about so climate science is a pretty well reviewed science what they're solid about the really know for sure they're solid about so you went to law school how is the judge going to use all of this so i mean cities are suing on something called a public nuisance theory these companies made products they know contribute to global warming which the city says injures everybody in california i talked to a guy robert proctor he's a historian of science at stanford he studies the history of scientific rhetoric including an industries.
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"News i'm brian watt some residents and community organizers in east oakland say they're frustrated with people throwing trash on the streets of their neighborhoods that's also called illegal dumping they want oakland mayor libby chef in the city to pay attention cake you idiot elissa john perry reports van and several cars caravan from fruit bell to their first stop the mayor's house in the oakland hills and help patino lead the group to the wealthy neighborhood and as you guys saw when when we drove up here the difference once we cross the macarthur things started going to look a nicer cleaner but shaft in come out to speak to the group of around thirty so they headed down to east oakland to show where massive dumps of decayed christmas trees stained mattresses and other items that were just lingering on the street how long have been these these illegal dumping the residents are calling this a reality tour to show the contrast of city services between affluent neighborhoods versus low income neighborhoods council member noel guy oh whose district includes east oakland says the city needs to enforce consequences for a legal dumpers like finding them so we got to send a strong message that is not okay for you to come to oakland and just trashed the city a representative from mayor sheriff's office joined the tour and a spokesman says she will continue to seek more funding to stop dumping i'm melissa john perry k q e news there's more bay area coverage at katie we d news dot org i'm brian watt support today comes from adaptive insights maker of software for people who plan learn about.
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"On k q e d i'm brian watt climate science is going on trial this week in a san francisco courtroom with some very high stakes in an unprecedented move a federal judge has asked for a tutorial on climate change what scientists know and how long they've known it it's all part of a lawsuit that the cities of san francisco and oakland brought against a group of oil companies the cities are suing bp chevron exxon and others saying the company should help foot the bill for the consequences of decades of burning fossil fuels joining me to talk about all of this is k q idi science reporter molly peterson so molly this is scheduled to happen on wednesday and it's essentially a debate over climate science in open court i mean it might go that way definitely what's going to happen is a tutorial that's gonna take the better part of a day each side is going to get an hour on two topics each the first is a history of climate science and the second is what's the best available climate science now the judge also issued a list of questions he wants answered he's asking big questions about ice ages and narrow ones about molecular chemistry and even whether people's breathing is warming up the planet i talked to a lot of scientists in law professors who are really interested in how the judge is asking questions so what are they saying well the scientists i talked to characterize the questions is really simple and direct the kind of questions are really curious nine scientists would ask i mean one scientists already answered all of them on twitter one law professor i talked to dave owen from uc hastings said the questions are likely to be harder for oil companies to answer in part that's because climate science does a good job of regularly checking what they're more certain about and what they're less certain about so climate science is a pretty well reviewed science what they're solid about the really know for sure their solid about.
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"To the center divider but otherwise traffic is just been moderately heavy through the livermore valley fairly typical for friday morning san mateo bridge westbound still slow because of the crash of the highrise nothing is blocked and it's not a huge backup joe mcconnell for kqed joe's thank you again his latest brought to you by positive coaching alliance said eight thirty one from kqed news i'm brian watt a cold front dropped around a half inch of rain in areas hit by wild fire in the north day and santa cruz mountains overnight the national weather service meteorologist suzanne sim says don't get used to it what we're looking at is a highpressure building in back over the state and what that gonna do is bringing other drying in warming trend to the whole area starting pretty much this weekend and kinda going into next week and we don't really see any rain in the immediate future in some good news residents will be able to return to some of santa rosa's more fire damaged neighborhoods later this morning this includes the orchard part journeys end and coffee park communities and the process of cleaning up homes filled with ash in debris is underway to dis guy marsha roddy reports before the cleanup of homes begins in sonora and napa local officials want to make sure that residents returning from evacuations don't start cleaning by themselves christine sasco director of environmental health and cinema county says there's two important reasons one the ashen debris and homes can be contaminated bleak and how as best yes we can have land a chemical products coming from the last days and if residents start moving debris bottom selves they may be come in eligible for government cleanup program so there is a air clawson they're both from the hillsdale moines's but also the eligibility of that program the first step for residents looking for a clean up is to fill out a form that allows workers onto their property i'm gone mars roddy kqed news more on the wildfires in the aftermath is at kqedorgdonate wildfires i'm brian watt support comes from oakland international airport with new flights to london paris rome and barcelona fly the.
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"The storm cheryl steward of member station wba gem in birmingham alabama is on a ship that's waiting a turned to dock at fort lauderdale on florida's atlantic coast are facing several ship out beer uh awaiting the entry into the poor they are like a bear out there are at least three that i can be from a pair going into fort lauderdale and i'm cohabited travelled ugly ugly nearby occupant of the quote it right every it well cheryl stewart reporting president trump's commission looking into voter fraud and other problems with the electoral system is meeting for the second time today in new hampshire the panel has been controversial ever since it was formed in response to trump's unproven claim that as many as five million people voted illegally in last year's elections and peres pam fess ler has more the twelvemember commission is scheduled to hear from several witnesses about voter turnout voter fraud and a election computer security vice president mike pence who chairs the panel has said the commission has no preconceived notions or preordained results but the panel's cochair kansas secretary of state chris kulbok stirred controversy last week by claiming that there's proof of voter fraud in new hampshire last year and left each change the outcome of the senate race those claims are highly questionable and other commissioners will likely challenge them the panel stated goal is to boost public confidence in elections pam fasts ler npr news on wall street the dow jones industrial average is up forty four points you're listening to npr news from kqed news i'm brian watt the national weather service says they were close to seven thousand lightning strikes in the bay area last night meteorologist charles bell says moist dare was pushed into the region from the central coast that moisture is combining with warm temperatures which is kind of the writing greedy in again get the atmosphere going from that we end up getting the showers and thunderstorms the weather caused several fires postponed the start of the.
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"From kqed news i'm brian watt people convicted of possessing or selling drugs would face shorter sentences under a bill expected to be taken up by the state assembly today marie salah goes from kqeds california politics government desk has more supporters through the bill will reduce jail populations and racial disparities in the criminal justice system by eliminating a law that let's prosecutors at three years onto drugs sentences for each prior conviction the person has on their record these types of sentencing enhancements target poor marginalize addicts supporters say and don't reduce drug use prosecutors oppose the bill saying it will result in first time offenders being treated the same way as repeat drug dealers they say the timing is awful as the nation faces an opioid epidemic but civil liberties groups say district attorneys just don't want to lose leverage to push plea deals onto defendants stuck in jail awaiting trial the bill has already passed the state senate i'm marie salah ghosts kqed news in sports let's start with soccer the san jose earthquakes take on the la galaxy tonight in the quarterfinal round of the us open cup the matches at seven thirty at a via stadium in san jose in baseball in i've watched a lot of this last go round tomorrow policies here's the deal the 80s wound up splitting a fourgame series in seattle last night the mariners shut him out four to nothing the giants lost three straight to the marlins at home last night score heartbreaking tend to eight the good news is it's the all star break the games tomorrow night the as or sending first baseman yonder so the giants buster posey's will start at catcher this will be posey's fifth allstar appearance and his third straight i'm brian.
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"Thirty one from kqed news i'm brian watt in i could use some retirement advice most of us could i think because fewer people have pensions and managing your own retirement is complex today after a a sixmonth delay an obama era rule goes into effect that aims to make retirement advice more focused on the person retiring kqed sam harnett explains the fiduciary rule requires retirement advisers to become certified fiduciaries that means legally they have to disclose conflicts of interest and provide advice that actually benefits their clients this is common sense says financial planner scott boden consumers generally expect they have no spectator and all those been wrong of until now than when they talk to a financial measured the people necessarily are hacking nervous interest these soon us the case nope advisers can talk people into bad investments enriching themselves with commissions at the expense of their clients the leftleaning economic policy institute estimates conflicted advice costs californian retirement accounts one point nine billion dollars a year republicans in congress are fighting the fiduciary role which they say limits consumer choice and increases the cost of advice advocates for more regulation like food do you sherry analysts kate mcbride worry republicans will undo the rule we all have to be careful that they don't come back and try to water the rule down or actually trying to throw it out altogether the rule is a big deal for the financial services industry which could lose billions the trump administration says it won't enforce the rule until january when it's scheduled to go into full affect i'm sam harnett kqed news i'm brian.