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"bryan benjamin" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Through the full hour ba talking to two of the candidates running to be the men or the people who watch over the city's billions of dollars in spending an assets and debt people running for the job of city comptroller as i mentioned at the outset. We're talking about Who we're going to trust to keep watch over. The city's billions of dollars. The city's number three job is that of city comptroller and sure it sounds boring. Nobody grows dreaming to be controller. But i've often thought that it's about the best job in the city because of the kind of vast powers has that particular kinds of authorities and interest the comptroller can exercise so the comptroller is like the city's official accounted he or she can audit all the agencies in the city of remember the agencies in the city. Spend some eighty eight billion dollars a year. So that's a lot to audit. Those audits can raise. Financial questions can also raise policy questions about you. Know the efficiency and effectiveness of the steps that the city is taking. It's an important very important check on the mayor's power in that way the comptroller also registers contract so as you know a lot of the city's work is not done by but by contractors whether it's human services or building a road or doing consulting work to figure out how the board of elections run better. Or what have you and those contracts total seventeen billion dollars a year seventeen thousand contracts. The controller can register those or not register. Those can block contracts to a degree. That's a tremendous amount of power also overseeing. The city's pension funds the five funds for police and firefighters and teachers and everybody else together compose one of the largest investment funds in the world has a lot of power as an investor deduce shareholder activism Divests from something like firearms or tobacco or fossil fuel related industries. It's a big deal. That's twenty five billion dollars under control in the comptroller's day to day. Overseer of those has a lot to do with the priorities that those pension funds pursue economic forecasting managing the debt if more than seven hundred employees and he operated big policy shop to recent lists of weighed in a different policy issues suggested plans for housing for childcare for dealing with homelessness. You name it of the council is in a position to make those suggestions and frankly not actually execute them. Because they're not. The mayor said they get to kind of sit back. And critique and suggest improvements and use the power of the city's pursestrings to achieve his or her own policy ends And that's a reason why the job is coveted by many people who are seeking a step up from the city council or borough presidency or other offices and it's also why many people who seek that office end up becoming mayor or running for mayor a beam was a comptroller Jay golden who ran for mayor. Alan have the see bill thompson and of course the current comptroller scott stringer's running for mayor the only one in that mix who did not was halston and she ran for the. Us set it. So that's pretty important office too so it say A big big job and an important one and one of the jobs that is on the docket for twenty twenty. One scott stringer as i mentioned running for mayor that's because he is term limited and so there are four people in the race as of now democratic primary in june which as you know in many races in new york city is tacit election. We don't know if there will be republican race if they did run. It's unlikely they would have much of a chance of winning. But the people will be hearing from today. Our senator kevin parker of brooklyn and city council member. Brad lander also of brooklyn They are joined in the race. By state senator bryan benjamin and has been david weapon. Those two candidates have been booked for our show on january twenty seven so two weeks from today and we'll be hearing from them then and obviously next week on the twentieth. Focusing more on inauguration stops which hopefully it will be peaceful and smooth. But we'll be ready for whatever comes our way. So we're hearing from senator kevin parker He is a democrat. He's represented the twenty first district in brooklyn since two thousand three so a veteran of albany veteran of the years too many years in the wilderness when democrats were in the minority than briefly in the majority Particularly well Back the minority now. Of course our very strong and fairly progressive supermajority in the state senate but kevin parker's looking to leave office and become the city's number three official. He is the chairman of the committee on energy and telecommunications and we'll be hearing a few moments switching to get him on the phone. Kevin parker senator from brooklyn is on the line. So welcome to maximum murphy. Hey mackey murphy you just murphy today but thanks for how are you. I'm good glad to hear that Let's dig into a den because we don't have too much time with you and it's a big job and he's got a lengthy career lot to dig into You are a state senator. You have been for many years. What do you feel about this job of comptroller. Do you feel it requires a set of qualifications. Different from other offices foam from being a mayor. Desert require some level of financial savvy. And that's something you bring to the table. Yeah you know a number of years. I've actually been in the state. Senate eighteen years. And i'm the majority whip involved the seminar energy and communications committee and i absolutely think that being city controller does bring a responsibility around a specific set of understanding about finances and and and you know understanding of finances the municipal finance her particular. Anybody who knows finance necessary understand municipal finance You know before. I got elected to the state senate work for paying whatever Doing both government affairs and ms will finance worked worked in the state office. Macomer call As that'd be direct their government affairs. And since i've been in state senate. I've been eighteen years in the finance committee Over ten years on the banking committee the insurance committee and so the issues around revenue. Projections around auditing Around managing the pension fund. Things that in my wheelhouse talk about your time in albany as you mentioned almost two decades much of that time in the minority when obviously it was difficult i'm sure to get legislation passed but when you look at your time there. What do you see as your top accomplishments. Well what do we begin right. i think i think some of it has been you know my top accomplishment the political accomplishments. I'm i'm part of literally. Four people whipped. I've been on the minority. The majority and i think that political understanding Of what it takes to us tweet place where people thinking leading into. When i got elected you know eighteen years ago of senator. You're fading in and out a bit. i don't know if you're if you're traveling or donna. Our end center we may have lost the senator.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Just the lawmaking the oversight capacity so we WanNa know from both senators Benjamin Rivera today. What they're working on legislatively but also what they're working on in terms of their oversight capacities Senator Benjamin much more on the fiscal and finance side Senator Rivera more on the healthcare side and just to preview a little bit more will be talking with Senator Rivera about was Wanna ask him a bit more about the legislation that he co sponsors called The New York Health Act and this would institute a form of a single payer healthcare system. In New York state the push for the Newark Health Act had been gaining some momentum seemingly a couple years ago before. Democrats had full control of the state legislature. Then Democrats took control the of both houses of legislature and it was not on the agenda and we want to check in with him about where it stands. How He's thinking about the New York Health Act in light of the fact that so. Many New Yorkers are losing their health insurance because they've lost their employment and if there's any appetite for in Albany now that's not to say one way or the other from my perspective You know what I think of the legislation but more asking Rivera. What the status of the law is the bill rather and whether he's seeing any new interest in it or because of the type of shakeup that it would have to do to the state budget and really just so many aspects of state government and industry across the state whether that's something that continues to just be on the back burner as people are dealing with much more immediate concerns related to the healthcare crisis in our communities in hospitals right now as well as things like cooed on the table and paying rent or getting some kind of rent relief. So we'll talk to Senator Rivera later in the show coming up in just a couple of minutes. They said state Senator Bryan Benjamin. Who's got some very interesting legislation not just related to the state but really related to New York. City and state senator. Benjamin has been has been working on legislation that he'll talk with us about around. New York City's finances and it's important for folks to know that New York state and your city are both facing many billions of dollars In under seen tax revenue based on estimates from right before the coronavirus crisis took hold and so the state and the city are both dealing with some somewhat similar. Fiscal Situations. I am so. We'll talk to Senator Benjamin about solutions at the state level the city level including the controversial idea of borrowing billions of dollars to pay for operating expenses at both the state and the city levels. And we'll get his take on that I should also note that Senator Benjamin is exploring a run for New York City Controller in next year's election. So it's especially important to get his thoughts on city fiscal matters not only in his position as state Senate share of revenue and budget. But also in that Vein of him potentially running for city controller in twenty twenty one. We do have a city election cycle coming up but of course before we get to a city election cycle next year we have a state and federal election cycle happening right now. We have primaries coming up in June for all of the state legislature. At least anybody. Who's challenge or any open seats and then we have most of the New York Congressional delegation on the ballot as well some really interesting competitive races coming up in June. So folks are primaries if you're registered to vote in the Democratic Prime Party certainly you very likely have a legislative race to vote in and of course the presidential primary is back on the ballot in New York..
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Here's what's happening an eighteen year old Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with raping an eleven year old girl who was asleep in her bed investigators. Say the sick crime. Took place earlier this week and flatbush when Julio Yala a stranger got into the home through an open window neighbors say they're happy the. Wanted man is off the streets somewhat has these type of very sick and demonic thought and actually take this not the parents fault so I just want them to know that as a city and the community. With there support debate about is the pain that they're feeling I, Allah has been charged, with rape burglary, and a criminal, sex act the New York City health, department says. Three new cases of Legionnaire's disease have. Popped up at a city housing complex in Manhattan and two cases at an apartment building up in the Bronx state Senator Bryan Benjamin has a warning for anyone who lives in any of the buildings people don't like to go to the, hospital the host, checked out you'd like. To kind of. Get over that car. Get over that flew themselves this is not the time test results from six of the thirteen water tanks at the buildings show elevated levels of the legionella bacteria those tanks have been scrubbed a Suffolk County police dog killed two officers injured when a. Driver fled from DWI. Checkpoint on Long Island early this morning police were conducting the checkpoint in Riverhead about two thirty a m when the driver was told to. Stop instead he just took off a Riverhead canine unit that responded to help police chase the driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a utility pole causing the canine named rocky to be ojected in killed. The officers are going to be okay students going back to School on Long Island this week we'll be seeing some increase police. Security we get more on that from. Wwl, wars Lisa g according to Nassau County police Commissioner Patrick Ryder schools will. Have a digital panic button system in place. Which is a direct. Line from a school building to law enforcement in case of an emergency that. Is then immediately dispatched and comes up active shooter location of it quickly dispatched not waiting in the queue so a cops of getting. A fast in addition to. More officers security experts. Will also be working behind the scenes most schools and long island's one hundred and. Twenty four districts, who returned to the classroom the weakest September third I'm, Lisa g. for seven ten w. o. r. the. White, House preparing for the Capitol Hill battle this week over President Trump's supreme court nominee Brett cabin some judiciary committee members want to know of Cavanaugh, would recuse himself from cases involving President Trump reporter Kenneth. Moulton reports from DC Senate Democrats are. Demanding more cavenaugh wreck Kurds. Hundreds of thousands of pages have been made. Public as the Senate tries to learn more, about Kavanagh's judicial philosophy while working here at the George W Bush, White House but lawyers with the former president say even though Bush signed off the Trump administration is withholding one hundred thousand pages claiming executive privilege John McCain being laid to rest today at the u s. Naval academy in Maryland it follows in. Extraordinary service honoring the Senator. That took place yesterday at the National Cathedral in Washington ABC's Cokie Roberts says everyone in DC today still talking about the jobs people took, at President, Trump. During, the eulogies rebuke was so, strong I mean it wasn't just Meghan it was George Bush saying that our common humanity knows no borders and and Barack Obama. Talking about the politics that pretends to be brave and tough is in fact born a fear former. Defense, Secretary Leon Panetta urging Democrats to hold off on impeachment procedure Eatings if they win. The house come November Muller's report, will, ultimately, determine whether. Or not they're going to. Be additional steps taken against the president Panetta. Says he believes the special counsel's investigation should be completed before anybody talks about impeaching the president what's causing the spike in alligator attacks in Florida research has been looking, into that we get more from, Sherry, Preston scientists at the university, of north Florida say alligator attacks have been on the rise over, the past forty five years used to be people would get bitten about six times. A year now that numbers, risen to ten researchers are wondering why so they looked at a whole list. Of possible reasons temperature rain the environment but they've determined none of. That is responsible what is us humans as population and development of. Increased in, Florida so to have. Alligator attacks wildlife officials say if you live near a body of water in Florida there's a good chance there's a gator in there you should be aware of it Sherry Preston ABC, news it's, definitely, a strange, sight a flock of sheep is being warmly We welcomed at the basilica of Saint Patrick's old cathedral in the leader more than that from wwl. Wars Terry, McCreevy the five-month-old.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"To nineteen Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may says she will not give into calls for a second referendum on the country's decision to break free from the European Union Theresa. May wrote, in the Sunday Telegraph that he would be a gross betrayal of our democracy to have another vote she. Said millions came out to have this say in the June two thousand sixteen vote does. Said Brexit and motion her embattled government. Has faced increasingly strident calls for another votes wants the terms of Britain's future relations with the EU are known the prime, minister use a column to defend a check as. Proposal that would maintain some ties with the EU and said she won't be pushed around, by e you negotiations Britain. Is, expected to leave the EU in. March and enter transition phase Zaria shaklee London WBZ news time to twenty well thanks to, a couple of bystanders a four year old boy was saved from drowning at sandy beach and Winchester yesterday afternoon an off-duty Revere police officer, and a doctor were nearby when the boy was found unresponsive underwater. A witness told WBZ TV that the boy had fallen off a flotation device the officer pulled the boy from the water and began CPR with the doctor's help the boy was breathing as he was carried off the beach to a waiting ambulance and in Milford. Seventeen year, old is in critical condition after being pulled out of north pond authorities say the boy was swimming around. Six o'clock last night when he got into trouble and went under a good Samaritan pulled. Them out and started CPR before first. Responders arrived WBZ news time to Twenty-one Germany's foreign minister is pushing Germans to push harder in the fight against racism PICO, moss says we have to get off the couch. And open the mouth strong words come after yesterday's demonstrations of thousands of far-right protesters in, the city of champions the. Rally, was against migration came a week. After a German was killed in the city allegedly by two migrants thousands of counter protesters were also Marching. Health officials in New Hampshire are expected to give an update Tuesday on the. Legionaires disease outbreak in Hampton New Hampshire to more people have been confirmed with the. Onus bringing the total to fourteen they say there's been one death meantime in New York City three new cases of legionnaires of popped up at a public housing complex in Manhattan, and, to, at an apartment building in the Bronx state Senator Bryan Benjamin represents the area in Manhattan he says residents need, to be aware of the symptoms are not community people. Don't like to go to the. Hospital the host checked out you'd like to kind of get over that. Call get over, that flew themselves this is not the time Tyrone bell is. The president of the tenant association in the Bronx housing project where test results show that. Six of the thirteen water tanks had elevated levels of legionnaires legionella bacteria if this isn't. Evidence as to why, you need these graves done quicker Is the tax have been drained and scrubbed in. The New York City housing authority says it will look at the plumbing Oh they still haven't nail down what caused the US embassy staffers to become ill some two years ago doctors and scientists say unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling, symptoms and ailments that in two, thousand sixteen it more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China that from. The New York Times a medical team examined Twenty-one affected diplomats from Cuba and they'd no mention of microwaves in its report but the study's. Lead author and director of a UA Pennsylvania brain. Center says to the times that. Microwaves are. Now considered a main suspect symptoms included painful. Sounds including ringing buzzing and grinding and that's ABC's Chuck Sivertsen reporting the seller an election. Season begins vote, during the day listen at night Total. Coverage of the Massachusetts primary every race every. Results end badly One of our campaign twenty eighteen Tuesday night on. WBZ NewsRadio and iheartradio News.
Foreign minister to Germans: get off the couch, fight racism
"Calls for a second referendum on the country's decision to break free from the European Union Theresa. May wrote, in the Sunday Telegraph that he would be a gross betrayal of our democracy to have another vote she. Said millions came out to have this say in the June two thousand sixteen vote does. Said Brexit and motion her embattled government. Has faced increasingly strident calls for another votes wants the terms of Britain's future relations
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Joe Muslims Combat. Mission the US in, NATO were engaged in ended in two thousand, fourteen but when needed they still help Afghan forces Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may says she will not give into those calling for a second referendum on the country's decision to break free from the European Union Theresa May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that he would be a gross betrayal of our democracy to have another. Vote she, said millions came out to have this say in, June two thousand sixteen vote does set in motion her embattled government has faced increasingly strident calls for another vote wants the terms of. Britain's future relations with the EU are. Known the prime minister use a column to defend a checkers proposal that would maintain some ties with the EU and, said she won't be pushed around by. Negotiations Britain is expected to leave the EU in March and enter transition phase Zaria shaklee London Germany's foreign minister is pushing German Is to be more proactive in. The fight against racism, haiku Ma said we have to get off, the couch and open the mouth Masa strong words come after yesterday's demonstrations of thousands of far-right protesters in the city of Chemnitz the rally was against migration it came a week after a German was killed in the city allegedly by two migrants thousands of counter protesters were also marching health officials in New Hampshire are. Expected to, give an update Tuesday on the legionnaires disease outbreak, in Hampton to more people have been confirmed having contracted the illness bringing the total to fourteen they say there has been one death. In New York City three new cases. Of legionnaires have popped up at a public housing complex in Manhattan and to at an apartment building in the Bronx, state Senator Bryan Benjamin represents the.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The building And then they brought, him out of the building the rest of them and throwing. The car, everybody applauded police say I Allah Klein. Through a second floor window of a home in prospect. Leopards gardens and raped the girl while she was sleeping Wednesday night he fled when. The girls screened but not before police used surveillance video to track is moves he's he's no good okay he's. A criminal arm rob Dawson for. Seven ten w o our New York City health department says, three new cases of legionnaires disease of popped up at. A New York City. Housing authority complex. And Manhattan and to a Bronx apartment building state Senator Bryan. Benjamin, represents the area where the at Saint Nicholas houses are he says residents need to. Be wary. Of symptoms Bonar. Community people don't like. To go to the. Hospital the host checked out if you'd like to kind of get over. That flew themselves this is not the time test results from six. Of the thirteen water tanks showing elevated levels of legionella bacteria those tanks were drained and scrubbed Nitra says They'll also look into the. Plumbing app, Ford independence houses and the kingsbridge neighborhood. Of the Bronx police no longer arresting people for smoking. Weed in public in the city no I'm Laden has that it will likely mean. Ten thousand fewer arrests each year and it's hard to find anybody in the city whose against the new policy. My understanding of it the prisons. Are overpopulated Nonviolent vendors Smoking a little lead public doesn't hurt. Anybody else Think about time Longtime ago officers will now hand out tickets instead of making arrests for those. Caught smoking marijuana those who've been in trouble before though we'll still find themselves being cuffed. For lighting up no one, Laden for seven ten w war checking your w. o. r. sports Mets to one. Over the giants Yankees beat. Detroit to one.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"This The answer Sixty nine degrees going up to. About eighty. Good morning what's? Going on we have the answer more Moreno in, the morning following, the news Brooklyn community relieve after an eighteen year old man arrested and charged with raping an eleven year. Old girl the minutes before Julio I ala. Was arrested several people in the neighborhood heard the cops were going after him were looking for the guy in. The building Brought them out of the building The rest and in, the car everybody applauded police say I Allah climb through a second floor window of a home in prospect leopards gardens and raped the girl, while she was sleeping Wednesday night, he fled when the girls screened but not before police used. Surveillance video, to track his moves he's wrong Is no would okay ease, criminal rob Dawson NBC News Radio New York New. York city health department says three new cases of legionnaires disease have popped up at a New York City housing complex in. Manhattan enter to apartment buildings. In the Bronx state Senator Bryan Benjamin reports the area where the affected Saint Nicholas houses are says residents need to. Be very wary of the simple. Our community people don't, like to go to the hospital checked out if you'd like to kind of get over that cough get over that flew themselves this is not the time test results from six of the thirteen water tank. Show to elevated levels of legionella. Bacteria those tanks were, drained and scrubbed nitrous says the lawsuit look at the plumbing at the Ford independence houses in kingsbridge and an emotional Meghan McCain recalls her, dad as an American hero and, a great father to gather here to mourn the passing of. American greatness The real thing not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice she gave so. Willingly at a memorial service for. Senator John, McCain yesterday, Meghan fought back tears and noted that her father never lost his sense of optimism in an uncertain world Yankees and the Mets both one you now know what's going on I'm Chris Muraro am970theanswer.com more marina Batteries. Are proven tough in the most extreme conditions.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"More after these words Opinion This is a. m. nine seventy the answer Seventy. Degrees with a few clouds what's going on we. Have the answer of the New York City health department says three new cases of legionnaires disease have popped, up at a, New York City housing authority complex in Manhattan and to at an, apartment building in the Bronx state Senator Bryan Benjamin represents the area, where the affected Saint Nicholas houses are says residents need to. Be wary of the symptom in our community people don't like to go to the hospital checked out, if you'd like to kind. Of get over get over that flew themselves this is not the time test results from six of the thirteen water. Tanks showed elevated levels of the. Legionella bacteria, those tanks were drained and scrubbed Nitra says they'll also look at the plumbing at the fort independence houses in the kingsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx where the two people. Affected in that borough lived an eighteen. Year old man, is facing a rape. Charge after police, say he attacked eleven year old girl investigators say Julio climbed through a second floor bedroom window in prospect efforts gardens on Wednesday night. And raped the. Girl while she was sleeping he. Was arrested Five blocks away from where he broke in after cops chased him on foot video, on social media, shows people cheered and high five officers after they lead a yellow, away in handcuffs sports action in baseball the Mets edge to San, Francisco to two one and the Yankees beat Detroit to the. One US open Novak Djokovic move closer to a possible US open quarterfinal against Roger Federer with a, victory over Richard Gasquet in. The third round tristate traffic southbound hutch at orchard beach an accident blocks two lanes Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge the right and. Center lanes blocked with a crash. Ninety nine,.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from npr news in washington on trial snyder the department of homeland security released a document last night with more details about how president trump's executive order last week will be implemented moving forward and what will happen to those currently detained but as john sepulvado member station k q e d reports he was border patrol says is not changing how it handles families entering the country illegally the border patrol will continue to refer for prosecution adults who cross the border illegally that is the verbatim statement from border patrol officials this comes after several media reports last week that the agency would not refer parents for prosecution the concern was reportedly where to put the families it's was immediately after president trump issued an executive order halting the policy of separating families border patrol agents had said prosecuting the parents and keeping the children in custody would be difficult it's unclear where these families will now be held and for how long there is a court ordered requirement that limits the time kids can spend in detention facilities the trump administration is seeking a change that court order from pr news i'm john sepulveda's in san diego atlanta mayor lance bottoms is not backing down from her decision to refuse to house any federally detained migrants in the city jail even after president trump changed his mind and will stop separating families was about taking a look at what our role is as a city in this crisis that we are facing as a nation and for us it let's consideration of our policy to detain ice detainees in our city jail and for me it was really looking through the eyes and the lens of my children and being able to say that the city of atlanta did something we are welcoming city near bottom speaking on cnn today she has said she will not accept any new detainees until she certain that the separation of stopped leaders from the european union countries meeting in brussels today at a minisummit on the blocks migration crisis npr psoriasis are haughty nelson reports from berlin the outcome will affect not only asylum seekers but the future of german chancellor angela merkel german media are calling today the start of mackel fate week that's because conservative allies in bavaria have vowed to shut down their states' international borders to most migrants if mackel fails to get an e refugee policy hammered out the rebellion is expected to bring down her government and end her twelve and a half year run is chancellor nevertheless the leaders meeting in brussels are not expected to come to an agreement today even though arriving migrants have dramatically slowed compared with two thousand fifteen a growing number of right wing eu governments are demanding no asylum seekers b lead in especially muslim ones and that's something mackel says europe shouldn't do suraya sirhatti nelson npr news berlin and you're listening to npr news and this is wnyc in new york i'm david first politicians religious leaders and community activists gathered for a rally yesterday outside if acidity us to process immigrant children separated from their parents at the border and bust from texas to new york state senator bryan benjamin's east harlem district includes the yoga centers shelter where he says two hundred and thirty nine immigrant children have been receiving services one of these young people nine months of age nine months of age separated from their mother at the border to new york from texas with no plan also speaking at the rally the reverend al sharpton denounced the trump administration's lack of what he called a concrete plan to reunite the children with the families according to new jersey's state senate president there has been no progress in solving the budget standoff between the legislature and governor phil murphy the budget itself is ninety eight percent of what he asked for we just disagree on how to fund it he wants to tax the people of new jersey we don't speaking on news twelve new jersey yesterday senate president steve sweeney said the legislature wants to raise revenue with new taxes on some corporations governor murphy has advocated increasing the sales tax the state sales tax and imposing a millionaires tax to balance the state's budget murphy and the legislature have until the end of this week to reach a deal and avoid a government shutdown seventy one degrees now hazy today high in the low to mid eighties we're expecting there's a slight chance we could see some showers this afternoon a better chance for some showers possibly thunderstorms as well overnight it's ten oh six support for npr comes from the national endowment for the.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Degrees overcast skies this afternoon in boston the wbz accuweather forecast calling for showers perhaps a thunderstorm tonight warmer and more humid on sunday traffic and weather together coming up in just a few minutes good afternoon i'm mike macklin wbz news topping our news at four thirty the immigration crisis at the united states southern border remains a political hot button issue it's pitting president trump against congressional democrats and even some within his own party we get the latest on our top story now from cbs news cbs news update while president trump continues to blame democrats for the country's immigration issues democrats don't want border security the democrats are okay with crime but we're not okay with it democrats like congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz our touring shelters housing emigrant kids including one in florida absolutely critical thing that we have to have is making sure that the administration immediately adopts a policy that helps these children who the ones that particularly were involuntarily separated from their parents at the border to be reunified with their parents and in mcallen texas congressman jim hines of connecticut tortoise shelter i suspect that the people that we saw emerge from those little mounds of silver mylar criminals they were scared little girl and outside of that shoulder testers chanted and briefly blocked the bus of immigrant kids it was eventually allowed to go on its way cbs news update i'm bill rakoff congressman michael capuano was massachusetts says the first order of business should be reuniting immigrant children and their parents who are now separated children hostage way to do it dope say his name i wanna do his life let's talk about it you think and let's make a cup most importantly used to do what we can't get these shoulder we get past the first problem gets cut a soul also to me today to make any progress towards that it'll be a good day massachusetts congresswoman katherine clark are among members of congress visiting the texas mexico border where the immigrant parents and children to being held this weekend meanwhile justice advocates and elected officials rallying in new york city today one of several locations around the country where immigrant children taken from their parents while crossing the southern border have been sent here's ap correspondent julia walker they stood across the street from the cuyahoga center here in east harlem where state senator bryan benjamin says two hundred and thirty nine immigrant children including a nine month old baby are receiving care reverend al sharpton says separating these children from their parents is racist and bigoted donald trump knows america would not have tolerated taking white babies from the white mother he says they'll rally until the trump administration has a plan in place is no plan for reconciliations right if they had won they would be expedited now on wednesday trump order children and parents no longer be split up but did not announce a reunification plan julie walker new york the shooting late leaves one person did to others wounded that story coming up on wbz news wbz news time four thirty three and it is time for traffic and weather together let's begin with the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on.
"bryan benjamin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Tempe arizona have released a report on the crash of a self driving car in march that killed a pedestrian video shows the backup driver was watching a video of the musical talent show the voice on her phone before the crash which occurred during test drive officials say if the driver had been paying attention she may have been able to react in time to avoid the collision the suv is owned by uber were says any use of a mobile device by backup driver is a fireable defense on wall street today the dow rose one hundred nineteen points the nasdaq was down twenty this is npr news this is wnyc in new york i'm lance lucky new york city mayor bill de blasio is urging people to stop holding vance outside facility serving immigrant children separated from their parents but some elected officials and activists are doing it anyway state senator bryan benjamin is organizing a rally outside the chi yoga centers building in east harlem tomorrow evening it is important that we know that in our communities right around the corner from where we live a policy that many of us detests that we think in our heads is happening in texas is actually being implemented right here where we live he says he's making sure the rally doesn't interfere with their operations mayor de blasio and immigration officials say the noise and attention may retraumatize the children meanwhile protesters in new jersey are targeting local republican members of congress over the separation of immigrant families who've crossed the border illegally wnyc's nancy solomon was in morristown in front of the district office of congressman rodney freeling hisen there about one hundred and fifty two two hundred people here other chanting there's been some speeches they're calling for rodney freeling hisen to step forward and called for the reunification of these families they want the children especially the ones have been taken to the new york and jersey area to be reunited with their families new york lawmakers may not have legalize sports betting before the legislative session came to an end this week but new yorkers who wished bet won't have to go very far.
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"The teamsters called the agreement quote among the very best ever negotiated for leverage union members had approved a strike if necessary there a few regional agreements left to work out before they vote the whole thing must be approved by a majority of ups teamsters the current contract expires at the end of july for npr news i'm emma hurt in atlanta president trump is now threatening to slap in the digital twenty percent tariff on cars from the european union after the eu today place tariffs on more than three billion dollars worth of us products ranging from bourbon to motorcycles as retaliation for trump's decision to tax imported steel this is npr and you're listening to wnyc i'm jimmy floyd new york city's mayor is urging people to stop holding events outside facility serving immigrant children separated from their parents and now here in new york but some elected officials and activists are doing it anyway state senator bryan benjamin is organizing a rally outside the cuyahoga center building in east harlem tomorrow evening it is important that we know that in our communities right around the corner from where we live a policy that many of us the tests that we think in our heads is happening in texas is actually being implemented right here where we live he says he's making sure the rally doesn't interfere with their operations mayor de blasio and immigration attorneys say the noise and attention may traumatize children and protesters in new jersey are targeting local republican members of congress over the separation of immigrant families wnyc's at nancy solomon is in morristown in front of the district office of congressman rodney freeling hisen through about one hundred fifty to two hundred people here chanting there's been some speeches they're calling for rodney freeling heison to step forward and called for the reunification of these families they want the children especially the ones have been taken to the new york new jersey area to be reunited with their families and environmentalists are urging new jersey governor phil murphy to veto a bill approved by the state legislature this week that would charge a five cent fee for plastic bags across the state jeff tiddle is the director of the new jersey chapter of the sierra club he says the fee is a ploy by lawmakers to plug the state's budget hole and he says it's not enough to deter people from using plastic bags community after community are working to get full bands on plastic bags and the spill actually undermines is because it prevents communities from adopting a ban so we see this whole thing as a cynical game by the legislature the state expects to rake in twenty three million dollars next year with the fee an earlier version of the legislation directed money collected from the fee to go towards a fun to perform lead abatement the money will now go into the states general fund tonight showers are likely overnight otherwise mostly cloudy with a low around sixty four degrees currently seventy.
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"Commodity new york state senator bryan benjamin was also present at the celebrations in harlem june eighteenth has even more wait for him as a lawmaker we over incarcerate new york and we put people in prison in jail who are not the society and we gotta be better about that so it's all interrelated but you can't really know where you're going unless you know what you're coming from and you can't know where you're coming from if you're not familiar with june team the past is certainly still with us and i think we can definitely do better to learn about our history van our newkirk the second wrote a piece in the atlantic last year called the quintessential american ness of june eighteenth is celebrated as an emancipation day it celebrated as sort of a nationally representative day of win the slaves were were freed but actually if you look at the history wasn't it's not legally or actually even practically the day in which most people enslaved people in america were freed so you have the emancipation proclamation and eight in eighteen sixty three which technically frees everybody but not really because if you live in an inveterate states you lived in a rebel states it didn't really matter if the federal government had freed you but then you see over the course of the next two years more and more people become a free over the course of the civil war there's memorial day in april but june teeth actually represents the very last people who were enslaved who become free in texas so the fact that it's become sort of the defacto emancipation holiday should tell us that you know we're we're celebrating a delayed emancipation that's probably representative of the african american experience know there are things people are free but not quite free you have the end of slavery but then we had the beginning of jim crow so i think it's actually a very useful way to think about the way freedomworks in how for black people especially it's always been sort of on the horizon.
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"New york state senator bryan benjamin was also present at the celebrations in harlem june team has even more wait for him at the lawmaker we over incarcerate in new york and we put people in prison in jail who are not the society and we got to be better about that so it's all interrelated but you can't really know where you're going unless you know where you're coming from and you can't know where you're coming from if you're not familiar with nineteen team the past is certainly still with us and i think we can definitely do better to learn about our history van our newkirk the second wrote a piece in the atlantic last year called the quintessential americanise of june eighteenth is celebrated as an emancipation day it celebrated as sort of a nationally representative day of win the slaves were freed but actually if you look at the history wasn't it's not legally or actually even practically the day in which most people enslaved people in america were freed so you have the emancipation proclamation eight in eighteen sixty three which technically frees everybody but not really because if you live in a veteran states you lived in a rebel states it didn't really matter if the federal government had freed you but then you see over the course of next two years more and more people become free over the course of the civil war there's memorial day in april but june teeth actually represents the very last people who who were enslaved who become free in texas so the fact that it's become sort of the de facto emancipation holiday should tell us that you know we're we're celebrating a delayed emancipation that's probably representative of the african american experience you know there are things people are free but not quite free you have the end of slavery but then we have the beginning of jim crow so i think it's actually a very useful way to think about the way freedom works in how for black people especially it's always been sort of on the horizon.
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"In that we got to see what it looked like what the happens looked like and how pressed they truly were so we had to create new characters we had to go places inside of ourselves to create those characters and they were dark deep places that our ancestors had gone through i had to become that woman who wore rags between her legs while loan period still having to run to be free see people don't think about that part of it and that doesn't surprise jennifer lewis these are stories that many people don't tell and don't know what we need is what the writers did and what can you bear did but you they told the truth it was wrong for them not to tell the inflamed people that they were free because they want it just one more harvest let's keep them not tell them everything about it was wrong the fact that they didn't teach it in schools were wrong about slavery taught me about clave rian school it might have come up a couple of times and i went to an all black school but wasn't in the textbooks no but for jennifer lewis the matriarch from blackish june teens is a reminder that in spite of human cruelty there will still be those who choose truth and kindness joan maine's celebrate to celebrate humanity that those people who were in government at the time that some of them had a soul they stood up and told the truth and bravo for them hundreds of people came out to enjoy the twenty fifth annual june teen celebration in harlem new york city this past saturday we might be free on papal but we're not getting i'll share like we should so every year we wanna remind each other about me come together as a people in real progress in the mirror that's organizer a day rasul and he says june teen could be vital to unify people of the african diaspora there's no of national kreil poll that can all us beyond religion beyond color you know beyond nationality there's no other religion that can that big enough to do that across those lines june teams that serve the venue across that line and includes all of that has nobody you know what fodder today associated so what corporations excellent umbrella come on any new york state senator bryan benjamin was also present at the celebrations in harlem june teens has even more wait for him at the lawmaker we over incarcerate in new york and we put people in prison in jail who are not just ociety and we got to be better about that so it's all interrelated but you can't really know where you're going unless you know what you coming from and you can't know where you're coming from if you're not familiar with the past is certainly still with us and i think we can definitely do better to learn about our history van our newkirk the second wrote a piece in the atlantic last year called the quintessential americanise of june eighteenth celebrated as patient day it celebrated as a sort of a nationally representative day of win the slaves were freed but actually if you look the history wasn't it's not legally or actually even practically the day in which most people in slave people in america were freed so you have the emancipation proclamation eight eighteen sixty three which technically frees everybody but not really because if you live inveterate state so you lived in a rebel states it didn't really matter if the federal government had freed you but then you see over the course of next two years more and more people come free over the course of the civil war there's memorial day in april but june teeth actually represents the very last people who are in slaved who become free in texas so the fact that it's become sort of defacto emancipation holiday should tell us that you know we're celebrating a delayed emend patient and that's probably representative of the african american experience there are things people are free but not quite free you have the end of slavery but then we had the beginning of jim crow so i think it's actually very useful way to think about the way freedom works in how for black people especially it's always been sort of on the horizon and is that what makes this holiday if you will bitter sweet tea yes definitely first.
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"Acids momentum in recovering territory from opposition fighters the un's mideast envoy says it was outrageous for israel to kill a palestinian teen during protests yesterday at the gaza border israeli knowledge is its troops have killed more than thirty palestinians in weeks of protests but npr's daniel estrin reports the israeli defense minister is deflecting criticism video footage shows a person running toward the border when a gunshot is heard any falls to the ground at a distance from the border fence his head bleeding palestinians identified him fifteenyearold mohammad ube gaza officials say he was one of four palestinians israeli troops killed friday un on void nikolai madelynn of tweeted it is outrageous to shoot a children president trump's mideast peace on void jason green blatt said israel was investigating and called his death tragic israeli defense minister of ignore lieberman says hamas militant leaders are to blame and accused them of sending children to the border the israeli army has palestinians were trying to approach the border fence friday and flew flaming kites including one decorated with a nazi swastika daniel estrin npr news jerusalem at the international monetary fund's spring meeting in washington today treasury secretary steve mnuchin joined counterparts in warning the improved global economy brings risks steve beck nurse reports for now finance ministers and central bank chiefs are upbeat saying global growth is stronger and increasingly broadbased thanks to a strong rebound an investment and trade but the imf policymaking body in a communique cautions risks are skewed to the downside the on the next several quarters with china and others vowing to retaliate if the us lifts tariffs they warn rising financial vulnerabilities increasing trade and geopolitical tensions and mounting debt burdens threatened growth in contrast to the group's october statement the fed gets a green light to keep raising interest rates as inflation rises to its two percent target for npr news i'm steve back ner this is npr this is wnyc in new york i'm lance lucky the federal emergency management agency will continue to pay to house eightythree puerto rican families displaced by hurricane maria and now living in new york city earlier this week fema threatened to start paying for their hotel rooms the agency claimed those families were no longer eligible for housing assistance for various technical reasons several new york politicians demanded the program be extended and mayor de blasio even promised the city would foot the bill if needed the shelter assistance program has now been extended through may fourteenth bail reform did not make it into albany's most recent budgets by new legislation could overhaul the system stay senator bryan benjamin is sponsoring a bill that would outlaw commercial bail.
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"I'm jason rosenbaum and saint louis and you're listening to npr news this is wnyc in new york i'm david i students from across the city gathered in washington square park yesterday to mark the nineteen th anniversary of the columbine school shooting but some teenagers at the rally said their concerns go beyond school shootings julius michelle lives in brooklyn and attends high school in manhattan he says he lives with gun violence every day to me are so used to now karen shots sleep so just play definitely needs to be a change spiciness world so he's got one step is calling for stricter gun laws that student organizers listed a series of demands for lawmakers including a ban on assault rifles and universal background checks the law firm headed by a close friend of former governor chris christie has build new jersey four point eight million dollars for its management of the state's takeover of atlantic city wnyc's nancy solomon reports the state took control of atlantic city government in november twenty sixteen after the gambling mecca nearly went bankrupt christie appointed jeff key as it to manage the takeover keys had been his attorney general and christie picked him to temporarily fill a us senate seat in two thousand thirteen christie left the senate after six months and took over the law firm of another christie friend david samson he was implicated in the bridge gate scandal and convicted for bribery scheme with united airlines now governor phil murphy has removed from running atlantic city and directed the state's department of community affairs to manage it instead bail reform didn't make it into albany's most recent budget deal but new legislation could overhaul the system anyway state senator bryan benjamin is sponsoring a bill that would outlaw commercial bail companies.