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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
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"And immuno therapy to treat cancer committed to making contributions in cancer treatment for 72 years. Dana Farber dot org's slash everywhere. And by the listeners and members of greedy the time is 6 22. It's morning edition on I'm Brian Watt. Wildfires are back in the Bay Area. They're intense, and even if you don't live near them, you are probably starting to smell the smoke. This time. The fires are believed to be ignited by lightning strikes, which we saw plenty off over the weekend. Several groups of wildfires are tearing through tens of thousands of acres. On almost all sides of the bay. The focal point at this very moment is Vacca Ville, where a large fire that burned tens of thousands of acres in parts of the North Bay is now burning homes in that Solano County City for more. We're joined Live by Janet Upton. She is a Napa County spokeswoman who worked for many years for Cal fire. Good morning. Good morning Bran. So you're well aware of California's wildfire history over the last several decades. How does this situation compared to some of the big fires we've seen in recent years? Well in terms of lightning, which came through just about this time Monday morning. Speaking of the fires in Napa, it really compares to much recently 2008 siege, but a similar lightning storm come off the coaster. Monterey hit landfall and pound California with over 6000 strikes that resulted in 2000 simultaneous fires, and now we're not here a tissue juncture today with those numbers, But firefighters are being very challenged, you know? And speaking of those challenges. What expectations do you have about the kind of resource is the state will bring to bear on these fires. So, speaking for nap, I can tell you there were 500 Firefighters are fighting at least five large fires that have burned and I'm sure this number is going to change this morning over 35,000 acres. 1900 homes have been evacuated just a Napa and that equates to about 5700 people. And we're seeing this. Repeat, Brian, not just a Napa County, but to our neighbors to the east in salon, our neighbors to the West. In cinema County and throughout the north state. Every year. It seems we have this starting moment where we're reminded yet again about the dangers of wildfire, So the moment is here right now, Scientists have said. It's climate change. That's leading to some of these more intense fire conditions compared to the wildfires from a decade or two ago. Are we experiencing? These mohr intense conditions now. Yes, we look a lot, too doctor out of the study. Climate change out ofyou, Steamer said. And they predicted many, many years ago that the conditions that used Tio Foster such large damaging person said the California gonna march north and latitude in Upton elevation and I could tell you firefighters on the ground have seen that firsthand. You know, with our minute training climate in California. We've always had the potential for a large damaging fires. But we're seeing an increase and what very noticeable. I worked my career Northern California when I was a young firefighter that the large activity was pretty much confined Southern California and starting about 2001. We started getting a glimpse of exactly what you seem, are said professors had predicted. And that really came home to roost about 2008. And now the large fires that hit these top 20 list like the campfire in the Valley Fire. And the tubs fire. They're all in Northern California. I want to ask you very quickly. We have a few seconds left, but his Napa County ready for this. That's a great question. I can tell you that there's really great people doing good work. We have been preparing this what we call an incident within an incident, as you know, along with everyone else in the world. We've been fighting Cove it. We've been stood up with a command structure since early March, and we've been planning for this for months now weary, anticipating hitting of fire, siege and rolling blackouts in a heat emergency, all the same time. No, but we have the structure in place to deal with it, and many, many contingency plans. Napa County spokeswoman Janet Upton. Thank you so much. Thank you, Brian. Now we're going to continue with our Siri's on the 1/100 anniversary of the 19th amendment, Giving women the right to vote is Chloe Veltman is bringing us profiles of Bay Area women this time? Ah, political activist and drag artist honey mahogany. The roots of honey mahogany is political engagements go back beyond her own lifetime. The's are refugees, the victims of war. They have fled from the struggle between the Ethiopian army and the Eritrean gorillas..
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"I'm Brian watt. California's new police transparency law. Shedding light on officer misconduct in some unexpected places. The latest story brings us inside Napa state hospital where in two thousand seventeen a hospital police officer smashed a patient's face into a concrete wall afterward. His fellow officers tried to cover up his use of excessive force, and that officer it turns out is the police chiefs son, K Q, E D criminal Justice reporters Alex, Emslie and sukey Lewis have been reporting on this incident and they join me now. Walk us through what happened sukey. So a little history on the patient who is involved in this incident. You know, he's a guy in his sixties named Jose Alvarez. He has this long history of mental health problems, and he's been locked up in a state hospital since two thousand nine but the in and out kind of since nineteen seventy two and has doctor is which ING his medication and Alvarez says the new medication isn't working. So on March twenty third, he's feeling really agitated and he's outside and outdoor courtyard area yelling obscenities, a nurse pulls her personal alarm, which is this device. They got you know after a nurse was killed in two thousand ten that basically says, I'm in trouble, you know send help. Okay, so Alex would happen next a handful of officers show up responding to this alarm, one of the masks Alvarez the step away from the gate he does. And he's walking with his back turned toward a wall. That's when this one officer. Michael house carriage runs out him from behind and it's been described as a tackle brings him into the wall. They both go into the wall. Alvarez face, I here's what he says happened. Kill the Napa. They tackle me and girls. Now I into a wall. Seven or eight. And that's only part of his injuries his eyes. Socket was fractured and he had several severe cuts in a head injury now house carriage also banged his head on the wall and was treated for a possible concussion. So what was the protocol for responding to patients who were agitated that was kind of interesting? This is that it seems to be quite against protocol hospital, staff told state, investigators that Alvarez was complying with orders from the police. He wasn't a direct threat despite the fact that he was agitated. So usually the protocol would be to try talking to the patient to get him into one of these side rooms by himself to just calm down. And so this decision to just take him to the ground, really seems like there. There wasn't any really good reason for it at all. But in the official police reports that officers filled out the appear to really have exaggerated, the threat that Alvarez played at the time, describing, you know, the small elderly man walking away. Hey as having his fists clenched, and then turning toward the officers and trying to fight, and then dragging twenty four year old two hundred twenty pound police officer into the wall as that officer is trying to take him down. Sonoma's county public defender, and Alvarez's attorney, Karen, silver says she thinks they did this in order to justify the use of force, and to make sure that Alvarez was arrested the minute, they saw his what happened to his face..
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"Q E D. I'm Brian watt. California's new police transparency law. He shedding light on officer misconduct in some unexpected places. The latest story brings us inside Napa state hospital where in two thousand seventeen a hospital police officer smashed a patient's face into a concrete wall afterwards, his fellow officers tried to cover up his use of excessive force, and that officer turns out is the police chiefs son K, Q E criminal Justice reporters Alex, Emslie and sukey Lewis have been reporting on this incident and they join me now. Walk us through what happened sukey. So a little history on the patient who is involved in this incident. You know, he's a guy in his sixties named Jose Alvarez. He has this long history of mental health problems, and he's been locked up in a state hospital since two thousand nine but been in and out kind of since nineteen seventy two and his doctor is which ING his medication and Alvarez says the new medication isn't working. So on March twenty third, he's feeling really agitated and he's outside and outdoor courtyard area yelling obscenities, a nurse pulls her personal alarm, which is this device. They got after nurse was killed in twenty ten that basically says, I'm in trouble, you know send help. Okay, so Alex would happen next a handful of officers show up responding to this alarm, one of the masks Alvarez the step away from the gate he does. And he's walking with his back turned toward a wall. That's when this one officer. Michael house carriage runs out him from behind and it's been described as a tackle brings him into the wall. They both go into the wall. Alvarez face, I here's what he says happened. Kill the though. They tackle me and drove me. I wall. Seven or eight. And that's only part of his injuries his eyes. Socket was fractured and he had several severe cuts in a head injury. Now house carriage, also banged his head on the wall and was treated for a possible concussion. So what was the protocol for responding to patients who were agitated that was kind of interesting? This is that it seems to be quite against protocol hospital, staff told state, investigators that Alvarez was complying with orders from the police. He wasn't a direct threat despite the fact that he was agitated. So usually the protocol would be to try talking to the patient to get him into one of these side rooms by himself to just calm down. And so this decision to just take him to ground really seems like there. There wasn't any really good reason for it at all. But in the official police reports that officers filled out the appear to have exaggerated, the threat that Alvarez played at the time describing the small elderly man walking away. As having his fists clenched, and then turning toward the officers and trying to fight, and then dragging twenty four year old two hundred twenty pound police officer into the wall as that officers. Trying to take him down. Sonoma's county public defender, and Alvarez's attorney, Karen, silver says she thinks they did this in order to justify the use of force, and to make sure that Alvarez was arrested the minute, they saw his what happened to his face. The decision was made that they needed to charge him with something, I think it was real clear once Mr. Alvarez's face was examined before he even went to the hospital. You'd better cover your ass with something shows that was proper force and this officer who took Alvarez down was the son of the chief of the hospital. Police. Yeah. Do you think this influence, the hospitals response to the incident? Well, the spokesman for the department of state hospitals, said, no, and that the hospital police turned over the investigation of the incident to an oversight agency. But records show that both Alvarez doctor and the arresting officer described this internal pressure from higher ups to make this arrest and to get Alvarez mutant moved from a state hospital to a local jail, and they charged him with four pretty serious felonies, including battery of a peace officer. So what are the Cup say? So these charges against Alvarez lead to a preliminary hearing before a Napa county judge, and at that hearing the police officers all give sworn testimony. And they stick to the story. They say that this force was justified, but then after the DA gets wind of this internal investigation that the officers themselves are being referred for potential criminal charges and that they committed misconduct the criminal charges against Alvarez they suddenly go away. So what happened to the officers will state, investigators started looking into this incident and they found enough evidence of misconduct refer house, carriage, again, the chief son for potential criminal charges of patient abuse and. Battery and also the officer who arrested Alvarez was also referred for potential charges of false arrest in perjury. The Napa DA didn't follow up on that, though. So those referrals, basically went nowhere did anything happen internally elected, they get disciplined? So they were disciplined in. I the recommendation was that these four officers be dismissed, but that was significantly watered down house carriage received ten months reduced pay the other officers just got letters of reprimand and some retraining, and we're still waiting for a full record on that. By the way, the hospital, they gave us investigatory files. They didn't give us much on the discipline. So there's, there's more to be learned here at the end of the day, we don't really know a lot, we people who, don't go to state mental hospitals. We don't know a lot about what happens inside them is that kind of what's up here. Is that what this is look at things that can happen? It's interesting that all of this is sort of kept internal and has been completely in the dark in terms of what the public has access to until this year. We obtain these records through a new police transparency law. That's been in effect since January first, and we've been seeking these records throughout the state and time and time again, it comes up where we're calling sources in this case attorney for Alvarez who probably could have or should have known that this incident resulted in a finding misconduct and potential criminal charges for the officers involved, but that attorney had no idea. This is just another example of a sort of a new spotlight being shown on, what has previously been inaccessible. And when we talk to Alvarez, he said, he really wants a story to come out and for the public to understand that just because he has a diagnosis. It doesn't mean that he's not a human being. Fucked up. The sukey Lewis and Alex Emslie. Thank you very much for your continued reporting on this. Thank you, Brian exper-. You're listening to morning edition on six twenty nine is the time, more KiKi weedy news and NPR news ahead. Here's Joe McConnell. Let's find out what's ahead on your commute..
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"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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"It's morning edition on I'm Brian watt. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that most people listening right now have had a crush before a crush can be all consuming, or just a little distracting. But how much of this crush this desire to be with someone is yours? Are you shaping it yourself or is society shaping it for you is race playing role? This week's episode of podcast, truth be told gets into these questions and host Tonya Moseley joined me to talk about it. Hey, hey Ryan, the new term. I have learned from this discussion is Colin. I desire. You explain that colonize desire is when you desire, the colonizer, and you may think that the colonizer meaning white people, they have the highest intellect. They're the most attractive, and you may think this indirect contrast with your own culture, and what you think about your own people, so you desire, colonizers versus your own culture. Essentially, this is an advice show truth be told is this, something that you heard a need for among listeners, this desire to unpack why people have desires for certain kinds of people, and, you know, it may be something that we see more prevalent in the bay area but we received a couple of questions from folks who are talking about their interracial relationships and some of them were about family, strains around there, interracial relationships. But then we received a couple from folks who are asking the question are my desires, my own your launchpad is the crush that you have looking back on the. These crutches. What that says about you at that time? But the words of wisdom that I found most helpful in this episode come from your expert, Amy sushi. The dean of the ethnic studies department at San Francisco state university. Can I just play a little bit of that for you? Yeah. It's a myth to think that we have an authentic desire desire is constantly changing through our life base based on what we fire ties is something that's important to us. What do you mean by that? I think that who were tracked into when we're twelve may not be who tracked into one, we're forty she was such a great expert because she said, really there's no such thing as authentic desire, number one, we are all shaped by the society in which we live. But number two, your desires evolve overtime. So I mentioned how I was into the new kids on the block, and Joey McIntyre from that group, but over time did, I end up marrying? Joey McIntyre, no overtime you evolving. You think about the things that are important to you and your life and her situation. Very, very interesting. That's right. So her desires involved over time in college. She actually made a conscious effort to only date Asian guys and that was because she knew that there was the stereotype, that Asian men weren't desirable. And she didn't want to be a part of that. And this interracial dating or coupling it's not just about one race of color with white people. It's also win people of different races of color, get together. Yeah. The complexities of interational dating. We know in the bay area. We see it a lot in so a lot of the questions we receive from folks were about merging of our cultures, but also being able to see ourselves in society and normalizing interracial couples, we actually spoke with an interracial couple, Patrice Anton. They're African American Asian. And they talked about the yearning to see themselves on screen. And in society. If like we're holding hands or whatever we like, we have a kiss, and it's just like double takes because they just don't assume that we're even together that somehow we're just two strangers standing very close to each other. On a train. I'm picci's peck. I'm Jamaican American first generation, black women Tinjin go. I am a Chinese American first generation van. Time.
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"News, I'm Brian watt. San Francisco, filmmaker and activist. Kevin EPs is set to appear in court today on murder charges where he could enter a plea cake. Tara Siler reports EPs is charged. The twenty sixteen shooting death of Marcus. Poke at EPA, San Francisco home at the time, EPs claim self defense and the district attorney declined to press charges citing insufficient. Evidence last week Superior Court Judge, Kristine, Vanik, and disqualified. The entire San Francisco public defender's office from representing apps. The judge said because attorneys there had represented poke in past cases, it would be a conflict for the office to now represent the man charged with murdering him. The public defenders office has appealed, the disqualification, if upheld the court will appoint absence council, the complaint against EPs was filed under seal. So it's not known what new evidence, the DA has to now charge the award winning film maker. I'm Tara Siler, Cutie news. The state assembly is expected to vote this week on a Bill to block large scale, rent increases in California cake. Guy marzorati reports the legislation is billed as a protection against rent gouging. It would cap yearly written creases at five percent. Plus inflation for the roughly fifteen million Californians who live in a city without run control tenant protections have not fared, well at the state capital recently. So San Francisco assemblyman, David Chiu is announcing changes to the Bill today in hopes of getting it passed now the Bill will not apply to buildings until a decade after construction and the legislation will sunset after ten years. I'm gone marzorati kid Cudi news. There's more at news dot org. I'm Brian watt. And support today comes from Oakland international airport with up to eleven daily flights to four Hawaiian islands. Aloha begins at O K coming up on six thirty four on K Q. Here's what's coming up on fresh air later today on the next fresh air..
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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.
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"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.
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"Dangerous precedent for only organiz ation and journalists in Europe and elsewhere around the world, this president means that any journalists can be extradited the prosecution in the United States. Having public truthful information about the United States. She says her client will fight extradition of the US earlier today. British judge found Assange guilty of breaching the terms of his bail, which carries a sentence of up to a year in jail. Assange's defense maintains he could not expect a fair trial in Britain because the UK's intention was to quote, secure his delivery to the US. Work any faces much more serious charges. The long-serving president of Sudan, Omar al-bashir has been overthrown in an apparent military coup. Many demonstrators reportedly are disappointed with this news Lima Gandhi has the latest from Nairobi Dan's minister of defense, Awad Muhammed of an announced that the military had arrested president Bashir who ruled the country for nearly thirty years vol months of demonstrations, which culminated over the weekend with thousands of people protesting outside the army headquarters demonstrators had been cheering throughout the streets of heart tomb since the early morning activists told NPR that many of their calling had been released from state prisons, but the excitement quickly turned into crushing disappointment. When the defense minister said that the military was the spending the constitution dissolving the government an implementing two years of military rule before any democratic elections will take place. Protests may continue for NPR news. I'm Lameck Condie. In nairobi. This is NPR news. From news. I'm Brian watt. PG customers would see their rates double. If you Tila caused wildfires continue to sweep through California as they have the past two years. A UC Berkeley expert warns of this in a new memo cake, you ED politics. Correspondent Maria logos reports the two page memo prepared at the request of governor Gavin Newsom office says it's not just PG any customers who would see skyrocketing rates UC Berkeley. Lecturer Steven Weissman says if the state continues to experience devastating utility caused fires most electric customers in California would see a fifty percent increase in the first year alone. And to me the answer really lies in more aggressively and comprehensively working to reduce the intensity of the wildfires. That are inevitable. Weisensee ideas floated in years past letty utilities borrow money to pay for wildfire. Costs are only sustainable if the state stops experiencing. These types of blazes. I'm Marie Salah goes cake. You eighty news. The judge in the trial of two men charged with thirty six counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Oakland ghost ship warehouse. Fire is expected to decide whether mayor Libby shaft should be ordered to testify opening statements in the trial for Derek Amena. And max Harris are set to begin at the end of the month. A defense attorney say chef has critical information about the shortcomings at the fire police and building departments at the time of the fire. City officials say the mayor had no knowledge of the warehouse or the defendants before the incident, I'm Brian watt.
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"And by the listeners and members of K Q E D public radio eighty eight point five FM in San Francisco and eighty nine point three FM in Sacramento. It's morning edition on I'm Brian watt. San Francisco's city workforce has expanded over the past decade, but local union say many of these hires in departments like the municipal transportation agency in public health had limited benefits. No job, protection and low wages cake. Kate wolf has more on a supervisor's hearing yesterday to address this issue. Some city workers told supervisors they're concerned that San Francisco agencies have abused the city charter and taking advantage of exempt workers who are considered temporary but often worked for many years in their positions. At this point. I feel like my position leaves me in place of uncertainty, and I feel utterly disposable. So don't we deserve to have job security and path to permanent job? We need change. This is not this is not good. This is wrong. And it's a blight on the city. Supervisor Sandra Lee fewer conducted the hearing and said that city agencies have a responsibility to make sure workers have a ladder to permanent employment. If this type of employment practices were practiced by the private sector. We would deem it unacceptable, and we should demon unacceptable for us in the city and county of San Francisco are committed to making sure that all of our exempt employment and appointments can't stand up to scrutiny and ensure that at every opportunity prime minister civil service apartment is possibility that stare at Kim, he's the MTA's human resources director. He represented one of several agencies at the hearing that said they're taking steps to audit their departments. I'm kate. Wolf kick, you D news. Now, let's go back to Mercedes' county where reporter deep off for Nandes has been examining the issue of child poverty all week for our series, starting blocks. Forty three percent of all children under four years old in Mercedes. Are living in poverty today. The looks at what's being done about this. On a quiet street in at water a city in California's central valley. I LA LA. Allison flounces around trying to keep up with a three oldest siblings. She just turned three. Laura's mum. Bobby Allison is raising the full kids on her own. It's a struggle especially with a current job. As a cashier at seven eleven minimum wage just doesn't cut it. Alison hates her family is part of the poverty statistics..
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"Thirty. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The US economies coming off its weakest month in job growth in a year and a half just twenty thousand jobs gain in February. Stark contrast from the blockbuster three hundred eleven thousand jobs added to US payrolls a month earlier, noting an upswing in wages PNC financial chief economist gusto voce speaks to the conflicting picture in today's Labor Department report. Wage growth was very strong in February. So average hourly earnings were up three and a half percent from one year earlier, that's the strongest wage growth since early two thousand nine in. So the tight job market is forcing businesses to raise pay peso workers are getting bigger paychecks. And that's good news for consumer spending the rate take down to three point eight percent. President Trump will spend the next few hours surveying tornado damage in Alabama lesson a week after the state bore the brunt of a series of deadly tornadoes that struck across eastern US killing at least twenty three peeled people in Alabama. Here's NPR's Windsor. John. Trump has ordered federal aid to assist state and local recovery efforts in the areas. Devastated by the tornadoes assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. More than a thousand homes and businesses were destroyed when a series of twisters touch down in the eastern part of the state on Sunday, that's NPR's Windsor Johnston. The Dow is down ninety eight points. This is NPR news. From K Q E D news in San Francisco. I'm Brian watt. This Saturday marks one year since a gunman killed three women at a veterans home in yacht. Ville Kim reports Jennifer Gonzalez show REBA was pregnant with her first child when a gunman stormed into a going away party on the veterans campus and took her hostage along with two other women, Christine and Jennifer, Greg golick, all three were dedicated to helping veterans struggling with trauma. Deborah Smith worked with the women and was also at the party. She was the last person the gunman. Release says Smith's husband, Larry Kamer, he hesitated for a moment and looked at Devereaux and said, you can leave Deborah Smith ran called nine one one and let authorities to the buildings has came before. She learned hours later that the gunman who was a veteran took her friends lives and his own the horrific murder suicide on the bucolic veterans campus. Shook the small town of Yountville and tomorrow residents will honor the three brave. Women in a quiet ceremony. I'm Mina Kim kick, you we news fallout continues in Sacramento over the lack of criminal charges in the police shooting death of Stefan Clark several hundred students walked out of their classes there yesterday, Clark and unarmed. Twenty two year old black man was killed last year Khalil Ferguson is with the Sacramento state black student union. He says a lot of black students have animosity toward the police. They're sick and tired of.
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"The time is six twenty two. It's morning edition on weedy. I'm Brian watt. Some teachers from around the bay area plan to call in sick today as a show of solidarity with teachers in Oakland they've been on strike for about a week now, but how our principles in Oakland managing. They're caught between the teachers the school district. Even the students educated reporter Vanessa Ron Cagno sat down with an Oakland principle this week. Now, she joins us in Vanessa his name is Killian bet lock. How do you know him? I've been following Killian for a while because he's in charge of merging two middle schools for the coming year and the district really thinks pretty highly of him as a principal. He's done a really good job with the kids at his school who are pretty high needs. He's been able to create a culture at his middle school that seems to keep teachers around. He doesn't have any new teachers this. Year, and that's pretty unusual for that kind of school. So it sounds like the teachers like him the district things highly Evan what's actually going on with him inside his school right now. He says about twenty kids have been showing up every day, and that's out of three hundred and seventy five students. They have one emergency substitute provided by the district. But Killian says that really not doing much it's killing and his assistant principal who are teaching classes. So win the strike comes up during the school day. What is he saying the kids, but let me just play for you? What he told me? I mean, we're telling which true, which is like we believe that teachers are underpaid. We believe teachers should be paid more. We believe that these are like foundational truths. So we shared that which is like a personal opinion. Wow. So that sounds like a pretty tough position for a principal to be in. But how is he dealing with this himself? Yeah. I think he's pretty conflict. And as you said in a tough position, here's what he told me. We're like this weird like middle child of this whole situation because like the teachers that's that's our team, man. That's those are my people. That's who I rather die with. And yet like, you know, the way things are structured in the way roles are played out. Like, you don't always have the opportunity to maybe do everything they'd want to see you do right, and you have obligations that take you like in a slightly different track. So Killian said he's tried to show support to teachers in the ways he can like he's taken them coffee and donuts on the picket line, but he knows that they would love to see more than that. Like, they wanna see him out there carrying a sign on the picket lines. He said some staff wanted him to close the school. And he had to explain to them that he doesn't have the discretion to do that. He said they also explicitly asked him to send kids to solidarity schools, and he decided that he didn't feel comfortable doing that. Because he wasn't able to guarantee. That that was going to be a safe environment. Ultimately, his position is that he runs a public school his doors are open to everyone and he's just not comfortable turning anybody away. But right now, Brian he's actually just really bored. There's not a lot going on because there's so few students in the building. So what is the last thing that he and the teachers did as they knew that it was inevitable that a strike would start. I thought it was really interesting that they held a restorative Justice circle of the day before the strike, and one of the things that he and the teachers and other staff talked about was their hopes for how this would play out, and what he told them was that he hoped for compassion. He said, you know, we were unified as a school before this strike, and I hope that it doesn't change that Vanessa run you education reporter, thank you. Thank you. A group called Google IRS for ending forced arbitration is on Capitol Hill today, they're celebrating a victory after Google announced last week it would stop requiring. It's full time employees to sign mandatory arbitration clauses which force workers to handle employment disputes behind closed doors. Now, these Google workers are pushing for legislation to end the practice altogether. Sam Harnett reports this all started with a protest against sexual harassment..
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"It lasted a record thirty five days. Congressional the ghostwriters now have until February fifteenth to reach an agreement on border security or risk. Another partial shutdown. President Trump says he's not optimistic. The president tells the Wall Street Journal he believes the likelihood of congress putting together a deal he'd be willing to sign his less than fifty fifty. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. President Trump signed a short-term spending plan to keep the government funded through the second week of February. If lawmakers failed to reach an agreement Trump said the shutdown would resume or he would declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without congressional approval. Both sides remain far apart on border security. The Trump administration is not backing down from its five point seven billion dollar demand for a wall. Democrats still refused to fund it the partial shutdown closed about a quarter of federal agencies. Leading an estimated eight hundred thousand workers furloughed or working without pay Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington. The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting slower growth in the US economy as the effects of President Trump's tax cuts began to lessen the report also predicts the federal budget deficit will go up this year. This is NPR news from K Q news, I'm Brian watt. San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to vote this week on an exemption to the city sanctuary law that prohibits authorities from cooperating with immigration officials cake. Peter Jon Shuler reports the rules committee last week approved the exception demanded by the Trump administration to allow a former Uber driver accused of raping a passenger to be extradited from Canada board. President Norman Yee said it was a narrow clarification and not meant to weaken the sanctuary law. We're doing this. Because we have a president that doesn't believe in law and order and creates in fact barriers to long. In order, but university of San Francisco law, professor Bill says, it's a bad precedent. I think the Trump administration after gaining exception is going to look for the next one. And then the next one. And then the next one the change requires the city to notify homeland security if the defendant is released from custody, I'm Peter Jon Shuler cake. Redeem news some bay area charity say they'll continue supporting federal workers in the coming days. A number of groups were helping furloughed employees during the thirty five day federal shutdown last Friday, President Trump agreed to reopen the government until February fifteenth while congress negotiate suspending Bill Michael fast is with the Alameda County community food Bank. A lot of these workers have ended dip into savings. They'd been set back quite a bit. So we are intimidating serving a need for some time after the government opens more than fifty five hundred federal workers in California filed for unemployment benefits as of mid-january during the shutdown. I'm Brian watt, kqed news support from the NPR's service.
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"About eight hundred thousand federal employees are furloughed or working without pay. The Senate is voting on two proposals today to end the impasse NPR's Windsor. Johnston says neither is expected to be approved. A Republican backed Bill would fulfil President Trump's fine point seven billion dollar demand for a border wall. The measure drafted by Democrats includes additional funding for border controls, but not for a wall. Neither proposal is likely to reach the sixty vote threshold needed to pass. Today's votes are the first in the Senate on this matter since the partial shutdown began last month among those going unpaid or more than fifty thousand TSA screeners at the nation's airports, the Microsoft, search engine Bing appears to be blocked inside of China. Here's NPR's rob Schmitz, a Microsoft spokesman tells NPR that being is inaccessible in China, and it's engaged to determine next steps. US tech companies often. Face. Internet restrictions in China. Top platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has been blocked for years by vast government censorship apparatus put in place to control access to information deemed sensitive embarrassing to the ruling communist party. This is NPR news from Washington from news in San Francisco, I'm Brian watt. Both federal prosecutors and PGE are urging a federal judge to reconsider imposing new inspection requirements on the utility meant to ensure its electrical facilities are wildfire safe. Dan, Brekke reports U S District court judge William Elsa propose earlier this month. The PG's probation for a twenty sixteen pipeline safety conviction be dramatically expanded. Subside with evidence pointing to the utilities power lines being involved in many recent wildfires. He was weighing an immediate order to force PG and E to conduct a vast program of reinspections and tree removals, but in federal court filings, both the company and prosecutors argue they believe else's proposal would interfere with federal and state regulations with a company, adding the new inspections would be impossibly expensive. The judge has asked state fire officials and utility regulators to weigh in and is expected to rule next week. I'm Dan Brekke K Kuwaiti news Alameda County. Prosecutors are charging a twenty six year old Oakland man with gunning down three men earlier this month blocks away from the west Oakland Bart station. The district attorney's office says on January fourth Antonio Durant shot and killed two men sitting in a car and another person standing nearby police. Haven't announced a motive Durant was arrested after a high. Speed chase last week that ended with him crashing into a utility pole. The DA's office says Durant rant was previously convicted of robbery and being an ex felon in possession of a gun. Durant? Did not have an attorney at the time of this report. I'm Brian watt, kqed news..
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"American? Shame is over. And so are the policies that produce so much needless suffering. Now comes the real new beginning. This speech, though, comes at a time when Bob AO is trying to reassure allies in this region that the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Doesn't mean an end to the fight against ISIS. Michelle kellerman. NPR news Cairo US stocks higher this hour. The Dow up fifty eight points at twenty three thousand nine hundred thirty seven this is NPR from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a two. Hundred nine billion dollar spending plan last hour. It's a four percent increase over the last budget. Scott Shafer, senior editor for politics and government is in Sacramento covering newsome's first budget, and he joins us now, Scott what does the announcement today? Say about this new governor's priorities. Scott. All right. We do. Not have. I'm sorry, Brian. I can you hear me now. Yes. I got you. Go ahead. I'm sorry. There's there's a surprising amount of money going into the rainy day on paying down that increasing reserves. I think a lot of people expected this governor with his progressive agenda to spend a lot more money on programs. So it's surprising in that sense. But there's also a lot for progressive to like in terms of increasing the earned income tax credit for four folks, increasing Cal grants for higher education for working class families. So we close I would say fiscally prudent, but also generous reflecting his progressive outlook. And what is the plan say about how much the state is expected to get in revenue this year? Well, extraordinarily there's a surplus of Twenty-one plus billion dollars that is much larger than we thought it was going to be if I was going to be about fifteen billion. So he's squirreling away about thirteen point six billion of that into the rainy day fund and other reserves paying down pension liabilities. So if they bury mush budget, but of course, we as we always know that could change at any moment with jittery jitters on Wall Street, and so on all right K Q E D, Scott Shafer in Sacramento. Thank you so much, and I'm Brian watt. Thank you for listening support for NPR today comes from the law firm Cooley LLP with offices in the US Europe and China Cooley advisors. Entrepreneurs investors, financial institutions and established companies around the world where innovation meets the law and by the listeners of cake..
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.
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.
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.
Woman missing 10 days found dead in stairwell of Zuckerberg S.F. General Hospital
"Thousand thirteen the issue has largely broken along party lines until a wave election for democrats last november now nearly two dozen republicans have crossed the aisle to vote to expand democratic governor ralph northern says it is the moral thing to do i really don't want any individual or any family being a position where they're one medical illness away from financial demise northern as confident that he can secure a federal waiver in time for newly eligible virginians to apply for coverage by twenty nineteen the plan requires that virginians must be working or actively seeking work in order to qualify for npr news i'm craig carper in richmond commerce secretary wilbur ross is announcing this hour whether the european union will be exempt from stiff new us tariffs on aluminum and steel exports german chancellor angela merkel said earlier today the e you will respond decisively if it's not exempted this is npr from k q e d news good morning i'm brian watt several city agencies are investigating the discovery of the body of an elderly woman in the stairwell of a building on the sucker berg san francisco general hospital campus yesterday public health spokeswoman rachel cagan says seventy five year old ruby anderson was found in an engineering and maintenance building at around one in the afternoon we're very concerned that this happened we don't know how this woman gained access to the area where she was found and we are absolutely looking into that in thousand thirteen lynne spalding patient was found dead in a stairwell more than two weeks after being reported missing from that hospital at led to security refer reforms at the facility a three million dollar settlement with spaulding family federal investigators say a fire that call caused fifty five million dollars in damage to a concord apartment complex was under construction last month was intentionally set a reward is being offered in the case cake angela corral reports to people were hurt as a result of the three alarm fire which forced the evacuation of two hundred and fifty nearby residents the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives the federal agency helping you investigate the fire says evidence shows it was arson in the investigations ongoing in addition to the twenty five thousand dollar reward atf released surveillance video showing a man who they say is the suspect hopping offensive the construction site and then running away after the fire erupts the.