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WNYC 93.9 FM

06:54 min | 3 weeks ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The takeaway. I'm Bridget Bergen in for 10, Xena Vega. On Saturday night. Jonathan Pryce, a 31 year old black man was shot and killed by a police officer in Wolf City, Texas. According to Price's family. He had been trying to intervene in a dispute between a man and a woman near convenience store when the police were called officer, Shawn Lucas showed up to the scene where he reportedly attempted to detain price who walked away from the officer. Because then used a Taser on price before shooting him multiple times. On Monday, Officer Lucas was arrested and charged with murder. The law enforcement agency investigating prices killing released a statement saying that in a preliminary investigation They found Lucas's actions to be unreasonable. Joining me now to discuss this is Mark Haslett, news director for K E. T. R in Northeast Texas. Thanks for being here, Mark. Thank you. It's good to be with you, mark Beyond the basics of the events that led to Officer Lucas killing Jonathan Pryce. How much do we know about this shooting? We know very little. We know basic details. It happened Saturday night around 8 30 near the quick check Gas station Convenience store, which is right off the main intersection in Wolf City, which is a town of about 1500 residents. A man and a woman, and there were in some sort of argument. Perhaps there was a physical fight. We know that Jonathan Pryce attempted to intervene in the conflict. One officer responded to a report of the disturbance. And that officer taste and then shot Jonathan Pryce fatally. The Texas Rangers. The law enforcement agency investigating the case released a statement on Monday, saying their preliminary investigation determined that Officer Lucas's actions were quote. Not objectionable E reasonable. Do you know what they meant by that? I think they might have meant objectively reasonable, which is a legal phrase that you hear in discussions of qualified immunity. And in layman's terms, you're paraphrase earlier was correct. It seems that the Texas Rangers Preliminary investigation found that Officer Lucas his actions were unreasonable and that led to his arrest Monday night. He's charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond. There was a vigil held to honor Jonathan Pryce on Monday in Wolf City. I'm wondering if you could tell me what you heard from participants at that vigil. The main thing that I took from that vigil was an experience of the deep pain that people in Wolf City are feeling there was morning. You heard and saw evidence of people's suffering. There was some anger. But the main thing that I took away from that vigil was deep sorrow and bewilderment. Confusion. This. This is a small town where People, for the most part get along. This town has a good reputation regionally and people there are Crushed by these events. Mark. How are people reacting locally to the relative speed with which Officer Lucas was arrested? There is a sense of relief. Not satisfaction, though, because of course people know that this is just the first step in a very long process. People are hoping for justice to prevail in this case, not out of a desire for vindication, but simply to see justice served. But I will say that people are generally relieved and even though the attorney for the family is He has said that the arrest should have happened much sooner. Many people are pleased that the arrest was made about 48 hours after the incident. Mark. What are the racial demographics of Wolf City? And how does it tend to lean politically? It's mostly white African Americans are the largest ethnic minority in Wolf City. This is a very conservative part of Texas, typically in this region. Republicans win elections by about 3 to 1 margins. This is thief forthe U. S congressional district, which is the district that sent a current director of National Intelligence, John Radcliffe. To Washington. The Democratic Party did not even field a candidate for Congress in the fourth Texas district in 2016 and 2014. So this is a very solidly Republican area. I will say that political differences did not seem to be relevant. In the reaction to this event. People who might disagree politically about number of topics including thie, black lives matter, Movement and Uh, the conversations about race and policing in this country this year, Uh, those differences were not apparent. The community was Pretty much unified in their support of Jonathan Pryce in his family. I have not heard or read anyone. Defending this officer's actions outside of the officer's attorney who released a statement yesterday. Have there been any other notable incidents of police brutality in Wolf City in recent years and did any of the demonstrations that took place this summer take place in northeast Texas against thes Broader issues of Of police brutality and a sort of racial justice uprising. There were no reported incidents of that sort of thing in Wolf City as Faras. What happens in this part of the state this region? I can't speak to that. Because I don't know. I only know what is reported. So what is reported might or may not correspond with reality. But as far as what's reported, uh, we don't have many reports of that sort of thing. In northeast Texas. It certainly doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. But for the most part, this is a very quiet part of the state. In just in our last 15 seconds. What happens next with Jonathan Price's case? Will be looking to see how swiftly the Texas Rangers in the Hunt County district attorney's office pursues this case, and we're looking to learn.

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:24 min | 2 months ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"With you now on the takeaway. I'm Bridget Bergen in for 10. Xena Vega. I said that was from a rehearsal for a new production of Godspell that's currently being staged outdoors by the Berkshire Theatre Group in western Massachusetts. It's one of the first union approved theatrical productions since the pandemic began, And although the performance might sound normal for audience members going to the show in person, there are plenty of reminders that were still in a pandemic. Cast members wear masks when passing each other on the stage and sing behind vinyl partitions and seats for different groups of attendees are spaced out by at least six feet. Meanwhile, in New York City, Broadway theaters remain closed, at least for the end of this year. In a sign of how much the pandemic has altered the theater landscape producers for the musical Diana announced last week that if filmed version of the show will premiere on Netflix before it's Broadway opening planned for next year. For more. I'm joined by Maya Phillips, Arts critic Fellow for The New York Times. Welcome to the takeaway. Maya. Hi. Thanks for having me. And also with us is Helen Shaw, Theatre critic for New York magazine. Thanks for joining us, Alan, Hi, Good to be here. So Helen, Unlike Godspell, most Theatre productions have actually been happening online during the pandemic. Which virtual shows have you been most impressed by I think I've been most impressed by the shows that have worked out some measure of interactivity. Ah, there are productions that have managed to make the audience into a jury. So we have to vote on the outcome of the production or Ah magic show in which the company males you through the physical mail a box of cards so that you can participate in the magic. Show yourself. Oh, and that kind of contact in a time when contact is almost a special effect has for me had the biggest effect. Maya. What do you think has worked well when it comes to virtual theater. I totally agree with Helen. I think that has been an exciting part of the online productions that you know you haven't been able to see in live productions. It's a definitely a new way to interact with the form. And I think that people playing around with the technology using different backgrounds, using zoom to the advantage early on in the pandemic, people were still kind of getting used to the form and there were some glitches. There were some problems, but I think now at this point People are really taking advantage of it and being really creative with that. And Maya. What do you think hasn't worked as well. When it comes to bringing the theater on line. I'm a little bit disappointed in some productions that might be a little bit safe. I think this is a great opportunity for companies to really try to take wrists and Consider what theater can be not with thought theater is now and what theater can be in the future. Helen. Are there any outdoor shows happening in New York City? Right now, there are a few that are coming up. There's a piece that's going to be in a garden in Bushwick called Quince on the 21st and 22nd. And then there are a few shows which are programmed so that you experience them yourself as you walk through some sort of urban environment. So there's a show called Cairns, which is actually an album that you download, and then you listen to it as you walk through Green Wood Cemetery. And so you sort of make the production yourself. You cast yourself, Uh and they do the sound and that for me has been very rich. The shows where you go to a community garden, and only 13 people can be admitted per day, I think is more I'm almost more delighted that it's happening. Then that I'll be able to get there because I actually don't know how I can get some of the places that they're they want us to go. You know for you. Both theater tickets tend to be very expensive, especially here in New York. And I'm wondering, how has this Movinto online spaces affected the accessibility of theater? Yeah, I think it's an amazing opportunity for A new model, if if we're able to sustain this, that It's another way for people to get access to theatre at Ah, you know, at a better cost, and, um If I would love to see a model where When things get back to normal, whatever that is that we have the live performances, and they have also have an option for people who may not be able to afford. A live performance rates to kind of have a cheaper rate and just access it from their homes or wherever they are, Um That's been I think that's amazing. I mean, just Hamilton obviously is a great example of that that so many people who are unable to get Hamilton tickets suddenly can watch it on Disney Plus Exactly amazing. And Helen, What do you think? Well, I I also teach theater and this past spring, I had a class where every other class we would do a normal virtual class, meaning that we would meet sort of in community and discuss and then on the off weeks, we would have an asynchronous class in which I would videotape something and they would react to it and they would write their own material, which means that they could interact with the class material. At midnight on a Wednesday whenever they wanted. And for me, that has been the great thing about what we're seeing with the theatre as well, Which is that thes two modes complement each other that going to a space and sitting together is incredibly precious, and we all miss it very much. But the country is very large and art is very concentrated and that being able to access it a synchronously. Being able to watch..

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Election Officials Declare Winners in Two New York Democratic Primaries After Federal Judge Finds Voters Disenfranchised

All Things Considered

05:32 min | 3 months ago

Election Officials Declare Winners in Two New York Democratic Primaries After Federal Judge Finds Voters Disenfranchised

"Of Election certified the results of the June 23rd primary earlier today. It comes one day after a federal judge issued an order directing board of elections across the state. To re examine their absentee ballot totals to consider votes tossed out for missing a postmark as long as they were received by June 25th. It's just the latest twist in New York's pandemic primary, which saw a tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots, compared to 2016. Joining us now W. N Y City Hall and politics reporter Bridget Bergen Ridge it let's start with what happened today. The Board of Election certified the results of a primary that took place six weeks ago. That means they finished counting. But why did it take so long? Jamie, You said it right there that we saw that tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots. People really were taking advantage of this expanded absentee ballot system that Governor Cuomo Did through executive order because of the pandemic, and then the counting process associated with it was very methodical. You know. Absentee ballots can be rejected for a lot of reasons. Missing signatures were among the biggest issues, but Another issue. We first reported here at WNYC and Gothamist was related to ballots invalidated for missing postmarks. Two candidates and 14 voters sued the state Board of Elections and Governor Cuomo, arguing that voters were being disenfranchised through no fault of their own due to missing postmarks. Absentee ballots needed to be postmarked by June 23rd and arrive at the board of Elections by June 30th to count and there was a big decision in that case late last night. Give us a quick overview of that lawsuit. Last week, there was a two day evidentiary hearing where witnesses testified about how the Board of elections handled this flood of absentee ballots and how the United States Post office process them. Some of what we learned was pretty shocking. Like the fact that the Board of elections dropped off more than 34,000 ballots to the post office to mail to voters the day before the primary. That meant voters would need to get that ballot in the mail on June 23rd rushed to a post office box before five if they had any chance of mailing it with a postmark. To make it eligible. And beyond that, there was evidence introduced that showed that more ballots in Brooklyn were invalidated for missing postmarks than in any other borough. Wow. Then tell us more about the ruling issued last night. So Judge Annalisa Torahs presided over this case in the southern district. She found the plaintiff's arguments more persuasive that ballots were in fact treated differently in different parts of the city. She ordered the New York State Board of Elections to direct all local boards to count otherwise valid absentee ballots, missing postmarks as long as they were received by June 25th 2 days after the primary. She also criticized the state's argument that it didn't intentionally disenfranchise voters where they basically pointed to failures by the post office and tried to place the blame on them. She wrote quote. The Constitution is not so toothless. When voters have been provided with absentee ballots image assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted. The state cannot ignore a later discovered a systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid. What does it mean Bridget that the city Board of Election certified the election results? Isn't that a violation of the judge's order? Well. The city also directed its staff in each borough to prepare to count the ballots that qualify under the judge's order. And they said, they're just awaiting direction from the state Board of elections to go ahead and do that. Okay, so assuming the order stands, could it change the outcome of any Racists? You know, is one of the plaintiffs lawyers, Remmy Green said at a press conference this morning. We don't know what we don't know yet certainly one of the plaintiffs Raj Patel, who is a candidate in New York's 12th Congressional District, which covers parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. He's hopeful that this will help because he's currently trailing Carolyn Maloney abi about 3700 votes, but at this point, it's not really clear there are enough votes to change that race. However, there could be other races and other parts of the state that we don't know about. And one of the plaintiff interveners in this case, Maria Coffer who ran for District leader AA position in Queens. She only lost two City council member Karen Causal. It's by about 100 boats, so we'll see if there's anything that changes their 100 votes. Wow. What was the reaction from the State Board of Elections have they signaled any plans to appeal? So I have yet to hear from anyone from the State Board of Elections or the New York Attorney general's office who is representing the state. In this matter. I will note that one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs basically warned the state and governor Cuomo against appealing. Here's attorney, Ali Nagy. Me. Governor Cuomo. Your legacy is on the line. If you will peel this, you'll lose in the appeal, and you will be another second round suppressor votes, and that is not what the governor needs. Now, if the state did appeal, obviously, that matter would go before the Court of Appeals, and it's worth noting. Earlier this summer, this same judge Analisa Torres ruled against the state Board of elections. In another election law case, she overturned their decision to cancel the Democratic presidential primary. That case went before the Court of Appeals and her ruling stands.

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To participating candidates she certainly works for the advocacy group the Brennan center well hopefully we'll soon will offer a way for new Yorkers half the money on research on ideas I'll have this the actual public still operative crockpot the panel has until December first to deliver its recommendations the democratic primary for queens district attorney is headed for a recount queens borough president Melinda Katz leads public defender Tiffany co bond by twenty votes after a dramatic county of paper ballots Wednesday night W. N. Y. C.'s Bridget Bergen says supporters of both candidates we'll have to wait for the democratic process to unfold we need to be cautious about looking at the politics of it versus the real mechanics of what is about to happen we anticipate a good two weeks of slogging through these paper ballots you know our our our own version of you know the dangling chads hearing Queens County looking at how people marks them and what their intent was and fighting to make sure that every valid vote is counted governor Phil Murphy's decision to freeze spending on several state budget projects is left New Jersey legislators fuming W. N. Y. C.'s Karen rounds reports the Murphy administration unveiled the list of suspended projects totaling two hundred and thirty five million dollars on the eve of the independence day holiday Murphy said last week that the legislature based the projects on revenues that likely won't materialize and he'll only release the money if it does I want to build a basketball hoop in every driveway on the state but I got a at the end of the day the Buck stops with me I've got to certify these revenues I'm gonna make sure that we are within our means but Senate president Stephen Sweeney called Murphy's decision a shameless act of political retribution Murphy signed a state budget into law on Sunday but criticized the legislature for not approving his proposal for a millionaire's tax and governor Murphy is creating a new state office to help advance immigration initiatives Murphy signed an executive.

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New tally flips surprising results of Queens district attorney race

Morning Edition

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

New tally flips surprising results of Queens district attorney race

"The democratic primary for queens district attorney is headed for a recount queens borough president Melinda Katz leads public defender Tiffany co bond by twenty votes after a dramatic county of paper ballots Wednesday night W. N. Y. C.'s Bridget Bergen says supporters of both candidates we'll have to wait for the democratic process to unfold we need to be cautious about looking at the politics of it versus the real mechanics of what is about to happen we anticipate a good two weeks of slogging through these paper ballots you know our our our own version of you know the dangling chads hearing Queens County looking at how people marks them and what their intent was and fighting to make sure that every valid vote is

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety

The United States of Anxiety

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety

"I'm here with WNYC's politics. Reporter Bridget Bergen who has been talking to the Senator Bridget. He so Bridget. What will become of is here in a minute. Is that you took a few weeks off to have a baby which was one of the first things that you incur Jill talked about. Oh, yeah. It's the first thing she asked me about the last time, we talked I send you Jill ran. How are you? Congratulations on your little girl. What's her name? It is Patricia Jane Bergen heart, and we call her PJ teaser. Amazing. So Bridget it's been a big year for both of you. And what I'm curious about. And when I'm really trying to get my head around is, you know, this woman who is a mom of two herself. How she thinks about power well in my conversations with our I get the sense that in the almost ten years she's been sitting in the Senate chamber in Hamilton speak. She sees herself as a mother and a woman who's in the room where it happens and she wants to drive conversations that are important to her into women and families all over the country. So she's been elected to the Senate for a second time now, and before that she served in congress from a rural upstate district, but remind us of how she carved out this path to power. I mean, she moved in a relatively short time from obscurity as I said earlier to this national spotlight. Yeah. But I I gotta talk about a man a guy with an interesting relationship to power himself. David paterson. Yes. The former New York governor he was our first black governor he came to office after Eliot Spitzer resign. Disgrace over his prostitution skin. He was called the accidental governor. But you know, in Patterson's brief tenure he may well have changed the history of American politics money, take it back to December two thousand eight when he wasn't well known beyond New York. That's when a lot of the country meets him for the first time as the punchline of a bit on Saturday Night Live here to publicly address the issue is New York governor, David Paterson. Patterson impersonator rules up to Seth Meyers on the weekend update news desk. Thank you. So it starts with jokes about Patterson's, marital infidelity and teenage drug use crimes or merely crimes of the heart. And drug crimes, then they really go. They're poking fun at something. The governor has no control..

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Time bridget bergen wnyc news gradual clearing today mostly sunny skies highs around forty six degrees this is wnyc it's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm david greene good morning the us could soon be the largest oil producer in the world it's already pumping out more than ten million barrels of crude a day that breaks the previous record set back in nineteen seventy despite this climate change activists who oppose more fossil fuel production insists that they are making progress here's npr's jeff brady here's the idea underpinning the keep it in the ground movement activists figure that if they can stop pipelines from being built it's more likely that crude will stay in the ground where it won't contribute to climate change a key tactic is protests like this one in louisiana last month shouting water is life in french the pipeline is called the by you bridge and environmental groups sued to stop it but if it goes ahead protest organizers sharieff white land says she's prepared to physically block construction for poor people we don't have a lot of money like they do so all we have is all i have is this old body right so i use this old body now to do what i have to do to stop it protesters say president trump's pro fossil fuel agenda makes their job harder but he also motivates the base a day after trump failed to mention climate change in his state of the union speech vermont senator bernie sanders fired up a crowd of activists that george washington university what we are about is telling donald trump and the coke brothers that their days are numbered fossil fuels days are numbered we are going to transform our energy system activists also were petitioning cities to become fossil free and they're encouraging institutions especially colleges to withdraw investments in oil companies but people in the fossil fuel business don't sound impressed keep it in the ground as a movement has been a failure steve ever liaise with texans for natural gas and says the current boom is proof of failure domestic drillers have doubled oil production in the past decade and natural gas is up by about a third the country is on track to produce even more oil than russia and saudi arabia we're not going to undermine the most significant shift and global energy power in generation to pursue a job destroying fringe political campaign like keep it on the ground still.

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Arlington virginia a court an example of a type of case of gets quite a bit are cases of individuals who have relatives petitioning for them and there's a big backlog of petitions so rather than continuing the case time after time sometimes for years judges were saying look i'm going to take this case off the docket enabling a judge to deal with all the other cases because here's the thing the immigration courts have a backlog of six hundred seventy thousand pending cases you're not even gonna complete six hundred seventy thousand cases probably would in my lifetime you've got to decide which cases really belong at the front of the line and which cases you're not going to prioritize wasting time in immigration court just doesn't make since nonetheless attorney general jeff sessions is considering a more dramatic step that could put hundreds of thousands of cases that had been administratively closed back on the dockets that's well beyond the few thousand wnyc found have been reviewed so far immigration lawyers oppose this for clients like jenny they say revisiting a case that was paused for good reason isn't just a waste of time it's traumatising and jenny who's now 24 says she still lives with the fear that ice may not really leave her alone online kabila i don't really have their security within me still she says she's trying to live her life she staying in a homeless shelter while waiting for the us visa that could give her legal status and more secure life in the us for herself and her son on beth fertig wnyc news boom hour the rivalry between governor andrew cuomo and mayor bill de blasio came into sharp relief again today wnyc's bridget bergen reports that during a series of doing it media appearances about the winter storm the to democrats took some extra time to trade barbs with each other.

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Brooklyn fundraiser last night to support women's participation in politics wnyc's bridget bergen reports activist an actor cynthia nixon an ally of mayor de blasio's took the stage at a packed darn williamsburg tafa the gathering of mostly millennial women this message iin here quite simply because we need because this city needs you because this state needs you and because this country needs yo she was headlining a fundraiser for the broad room a group describing itself as an activist trainingground form by women with ties to the blasier campaign in administration nixon's name has been floated as a possible candidate herself challenging governor cuomo in a democratic primary asked if she had plans to run against him nixon smiled and said maybe we've been saying goodbye to governor chris christie in new jersey with a road trip today we end our series where he lives and mendham it's an affluent community with sprawling homes and high property taxes christie promised to tackle problems but residents there tell wnyc's jessica gold there are still struggling i asked folks in mendham to give me one word to describe the property taxes here which just a rigorous crazy absolutely crazy property taxes in new jersey are the highest in the country statewide the average is more than eight thousand dollars in mendham it's over eighteen thousand dollars and it keeps going up making new jersey harder and harder to afford i harbour gene agenda vis is executive director of courage to connect.

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"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Says there are delays on six and eight trains in both directions and on northbound b and q trains the long island railroad is experiencing delays especially on westbound trains babylon and long beach branches have a delays as well metro north is showing delays on the danbury branch and new jersey transit is warning riders to expect delays while workers remove ice from tracks see streak ferry services suspended today because of the storm and if you're headed to the airport today well good luck newark laguardia and jfk are all reporting high numbers of cancellations and delays and other news new york city councilman cory johnson has been elected council speaker but his wnyc's bridget bergen reports one challenger refused to back down councilmember nays darren in african american woman representing central and eastern brooklyn nominee aidid herself after seven other candidates including five people of color dropped out and said it was time for the council to elect its first black speaker i say vase though mattis johnson a white male said he could never fully understand how it felt to be a person of colour but pledged to be an ally as someone who's and openly gay man whose overly hiv positive who did not grow up in a family with a lot of money i think that that experience at least gives me some more sensitivity he won by a vote of forty eight to one 25 degrees feels like thirteen degrees lots of snow today wnyc support for npr comes from member stations and.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Its new chair after her predecessor and the ceo resigned i'm shannon van zandt npr news in washington and this is wnyc in new york at 544 good morning i'm david first it's going to be sunny today we're expecting a high around 25 decrease mayor de blasio second term in office is a fishery underway wnyc's bridget bergen reports said smaller scale inauguration he doubled down on his progressive pledge despite temperatures in the teens the inauguration for the city's top elected officials withheld outside on the steps of city hall nearly nine hundred and fifty people braved the bitter weather to attend about a fifth the number of four years ago the event featured the standardbearer for the left wing of the democratic party please welcome united states senator bernie sanders who was administering the oath of office to the mayor today we're here to thank mayor bill de blasio four reading this city in making it one of the most progressive cities in the united states of america in remarks compressed because the cold to blasier pledged to continue fighting for affordability for more good paying jobs and to keep the city a place that belonged to everyone and he drew a contrast between new york and the rest of the country we live in an on spoken state of hope because every morning we get to wake up and say i'm a new yorker public advocate leticia james and controller scott stringer were also both sworn in for their second terms roh hand moncrieff says he came to hear directly from the officials he helped elect and he said he was pleased with what he heard regardless of the city then that's going on in the country a whole right no no he'll predicted of of them sleep the ceremony lasted just over an hour bridget bergen wnyc news.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Dot org slash new york new york city council speaker melissa mark viverito presided over her last council meeting yesterday wnyc's bridget bergen reports it was a day marked by debates and celebration council speaker melissa mark viverito hold to remote regions close to the vest i you know i'm a stoic percent which is not to say she can't be moved but for the ninety four th time in her tenure she had a meeting to run speaking from the floor of the chamber she reflected on her time in office twelve years ago when i was first sworn in as the first let the inner first ford thirty kenya to represent my district of about eur east harlem and the bronx i tried to process would that all meant above all she said she was driven by the notion of justice with an emphasis on immigrants in criminal justice reform and not only that we kick ice of rikers island we've got the mayor to agree to close it after thanking colleagues and her staff she shifted gears to the thirty nine pieces of legislation on the end of your dock it noted only the council was voting on the right to know act one part requires police shooting consent before certain searches and was widely supported by reform advocates but those same advocates staunchly opposed another measure sponsored by councilmember richie torres which requires police to identify themselves in certain stops we'll speaking up for his legislation taurus praised mark viverito approach to working with the nypd and approach it eases the nypd and entrenched institution if there ever was one into an ever greater acceptance of reform council member jimani williams opposes the identification bill in argued with the speaker for more time to make his case his mike was cut off i'm gonna ask everyone else maintain the two minutes before thank you i'm i'm saying no ultimately both parts of the right to know act passed along with all the other items on the agenda and just as the meeting concluded the band of puerto rican musicians made a surprise entrance onto the chamber floor and the otherwise stoic mark viverito choked out these final words thank.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:47 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of additional apartments that were previously considered risk free a from from the field from a from from the for a brooklyn elected official is defending himself after an interaction with a cyclist monday night wnyc's bridget bergen reports there are two versions of the events that started on third avenue in brooklyn here's senator marty goldens the baybridge representative says he was returning from an event in manhattan with his driver he says his car was in the bike lanes because traffic or returned on 230 avenue you could not get putting it perfection but traffic was not the it was not conducive to to people travelling on third avenue then there's cyclist brian howls he's a 30yearold software engineer in a member of the transportation and public safety committee for his local community board he was also riding along that scene busy street and he took issue with all those cars i decided to stop in the bike lane and refuse any drivers who came behind me fry uh continuing to drive and the by claim how old says most vehicles merged back into traffic the one car became aggressive he says the passenger rules done the window flashed a placard claim to be a police officer and threatened to take into a precinct if you didn't move golden denies that there's a placard in my window now in the plaque written who through people on the car and presume polikoff that's up to him how old tweeted about the encounter including a photo of the license plate then the twitter verse did its own saluting people went and found out you now the car that who have been had you know thirty seven different violations oh look how many times the you know 10 times beating in a school zone with an qualificati prepared for a month it'll stick it's a lot of those tickets were excused on uh we're going in and out of events and we get placards so we can talk and no profuse owns and that's what we do see the other was behaving recklessly he is causing a nightmare for somebody strive eventually someone's gonna get hurt if you were writing your bike in the streets and somebody drove in the bike would you be upset that night how old was writing to a meeting in sunset part because the department of transportation was giving a presentation at that new safety measures for four th avenue including a protected bike lanes golden is up for reelection next year bridget bergen wnyc news.

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02:10 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The best ways to address these kinds of things is people informally gathering outside of the structures of power because of the structure of the power aren't working it seems like our only option bridget bergen wnyc news return now to the central american nation of honduras which has been rocked by protests since then disputed presidential election there are more than a week ago electoral officials say they finally finished counting the votes and they say the us backed incumbent one orlando hernandez has a slim lead supporters of his opponent would beg to differ is opponents of popular tv personality ns opponents are challenging the vote as fraudulent a curfew has been imposed to try to curtail violence on the streets but some police are refusing to enforce it while the kept us up on all of this we go now to npr's carry con high carry high since like kuwait a underway in honduras people out in the streets police not enforcing this curfew what's going on definitely it is a volatile moment as he said that police units are not enforcing the curfew including a us train counternarcotics unit that read the statement decrying the curfew the russian they say they've been put in to suppress this political turmoil end to suppress the people's movement and they said they're tired and they do not want to be in this position in more let's hear a little bit from last night these are jubilant supporters of salvador nassrallah in the streets and he was out there with them in a sporty tan suit and he was dancing with them in defiance of the curfew two and they're all chanting the dictator will fall nassrallah them went on an interview on national television he also urged the army to join the police and divide the government's crackdown there's been reports that as many as eleven people may have been killed since the election on november twenty six three journalists posted last night that they were being deported and hundreds of people protesters have been arrested willoughby circle you back to the actual vote count amended the voters over research it looks like earned us has won by a slim percentage so less than two percent but why is he not just been declared the winner that's a good question.

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02:21 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Us you're listening to all things considered on wnyc i'm jamie floyd several women of color have alleged repeated instances of harassment by former host of the takeaway john hawke berry as wnyc's widget bergen reports it's an issue some say reflects a pervasive culture at wnyc as well as the other news outlets rebecca carol join wnyc in 2015 she's the editor of special projects in her first meeting with haakan berry he made a racially offensive comment she shared her story is a guest on the away inside thirty seconds he said to me in front of the staff if it feels like a slave plantation mentality here that's because it is she says there are broader implications for the culture of an organization where racism and sexism are allowed to fester to just directly connect the dots to the ways in which a environment that allows for sexual harassment also allows for racial denigration and racist georgia senna a former wnyc employee who left the company to be a contractor at gugel says part of the problem is the lack of people of color in senior management positions he says a person of colour may have had a much different read on hawkin berries inability to work with three african american women cohosts healer mode ruger be into her go home having if you with black woman and we'll address that from that standpoint mike organizations now he their leadership in policies some people are forming their own support networks there's a private facebook group that connects people of color and public media and there's a new virtual support network for victims of sexual harassment organiz through ladeiro and network of women who work at different audio companies julia furlan senior producer podcasts at buzzfeed news says it's about giving people a place to be heard and believed unfortunately that that might be one of the best ways to address these kinds of things is people informally gathering outside of the structures of power because of the structure of the power aren't working it seems like our only option bridget bergen wnyc news two.

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02:13 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Reporter bridget bergen hey bridget happy election day happy election day brian are you added a polling site or are you waiting for do big picture analysis from a headquarters or something later on tonight i will be at the bill de blasio headquarters tonight and i'll be stopping by some polling sites throughout the day you know keeping an eye on how the elections are running if we run against any issues at one of the things that we were reporting yesterday which was a followup to some of the reporting we did before the primary at ways about pol site changes and again a lot of voters are going to be impacted by new poll sites and so we've been encouraging folks you know go to our voter guide go to the polls site locator online you can even actually call three one one today and make sure you know where you're going lien but three go out because we know it can be really discouraging for folks if they had out to go vote and you know go to a place that they've gone too for years only to find out that in fact their poll site has got has moved to a new location really good tip and listeners your may remember that too was bridges investigative reporter in that unveiled how many voters were disenfranchised in brooklyn back on presidential primary day in new york last year has had all been fixed well i eat we have some you know a a pretty big update on that front at there was a settlement that was reached between as some private plaintiffs who had sued the new york city board of elections along with the justice department and new york strict new york state attorney general eric schneidermann and part of that settlement involves requiring the board elections to really read damp a lot of their procedures and establish a remedial plan to ensure that purges like what happened before that primary can't happen again and that will be subject to court review for in ongoing period right up through the next presidential election and it's pretty dramatic change that up to now the board has been unwilling to do despite you know.

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01:36 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The commute is looking as okay as ever the new york city board of elections has admitted it broke state and federal law by improperly removing the names of hundreds of thousands of voters just before the 2016 presidential primary if you'll remember wnyc's bridget bergen first broke the story in april her reporting led to a lawsuit over the purge and the city has just reached a tentative settlement in that suit susan lerner of common caused the lead plaintiff in the case says the agreement calls for the board to meet certain criteria that the voter rolls are as accurate as possible that eligible voters are on the voter rolls in eligible voters are not buffet eligible voters aren't improperly removed the agreement carries through the next presidential election in 2020 many immigrant communities are growing increasingly worried that the trump administration will allow a designation known as tps or temporary protected status to laps in the coming months once the decision could impact hundreds of thousands of people who live legally in the u s because of unsafe conditions in their homelands kevin appleby is with the center for migration studies of new york he says advocates who are fighting to extend tps are up against conservatives who oppose both undock key meant id and legal immigrants lusa certain line of thinking within republican circles the epf has become sort of a defacto legalization program because the temporary part of an honored.

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01:40 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Check out our gift in the pocket of big truth tshirt for you and we say thank you please don't let up your support if you've given to wnyc in the past maybe a year or two as pass come on back and support this resource for new york city no other markets are losing their local news their papers are shutting down maybe their local public radio station is an is doing them well as well or can't have a news room full of reporter scouring the news for you and bringing information that may be others don't want you to know here were so lucky to have it and we're lucky to have listeners like you who fund it please become a member now at eight eight eight three seven six nine six nine two and let's tell you a little bit about a remind you because you may have heard these are reports by our newsroom what those reporters have been doing this past year the joint investigation with propublica and the new yorker into the trump soho and how donald trump junior and ivanka trump avoided a criminal indictment cindy rodriguez is reporting uh in the aftermath hurricane maria on puerto rico and of course bridget bergen in jenny use report on the board of elections and how it may have violated the law when it changed the locations of hundreds of polling places during september's primary and all of those investigations ride julianne our editor here are ongoing that's right we continue that reporting and that cost money and that's another thing that a lot of local strapped newsrooms can't do they can't stick with the story or find the follow up or check back into make sure things haven't changed we're committed to doing that with your member dollars now eight eight eight three seven six nine six nine two eight eight eight three seven six.

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01:34 min | 3 years ago

"bridget bergen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Voter registration forms wnyc's bridget bergen reports cuomo's executive order will make voter registration forms of bailable at all state agencies staff will be trained to assist people with completing the forms but it will still be up to individuals to mail them advocates had actively campaigned for broader voting reforms in the final days of the legislative session including automatic voter registration early voting in electronic pull books those measures were tied up by republican opposition with little advocacy from the governor the governor's council of funds or david says the administration hasn't given up on state legislative changes we hope that we will at some point reached consensus with the assembly and senate and we will continue to push we think that it's important to advance legislative performed but the governor field is also very important cramped to exercise his executive authority to increase access to voting david says this order was prompted by the states chronically low voter turnout in concerns about federal policies bridget bergen wnyc news and you are listening to wnyc the nurse family partnership helps at low income up first time a mother's care for their children the you can get a chemistry going between the child can caregiver what you've done as creator lifetime environment that's what's missing we're going to take a look at how these partnerships can make a big difference in their lives coming up after news headlines we do have a flash flood watch in effect with heavy rain expected into evening.

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