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"bryce benson" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"A resolution to create a strategy to help our communities hit hard by the virus and learn from those residents what other ways a city can assist the city also focuses on construction sites in this resolution councilmember and kitchen instead about ways they can notify workers with their co workers test calls and then provide some documentation to the worker that they can use to help them with accessing unemployment or other things said heather right John Cooley newsradio kale BJ five years ago Boston was hit by the memorial weekend floods man's merry leaders think a plan is needed in the event another natural disaster hits walk co that nineteen is still a big concern Bryce Benson bingo with Austin's homeland security office tells CBS Austin traditional disaster shelters probably won't work a lot of people hired its face and that that probably isn't the best option moving forward and this could lead to the purchase of yet another motel or hotel he says they are in talks with the city of Austin about acquiring a property specifically for natural disaster shelter while the coronavirus numbers are rising in Travis county there still hasn't been the explosive spread and strain on the hospitals that many predicted in the weeks following the opening of the first retail stores late last month as of today twenty seven hundred twelve cases have been found eighty three have died but nine hundred and thirty seven have recovered and as of this morning ninety six are still in the hospital St Edward's university made the announcement last week it would have to lay off an unspecified number of employees because of the financial strain covert nineteen is placed on the school based on a filing this week though the work Texas workforce commission university appears to be set to lay off ninety five workers by the end of this month two hundred fifty eight cases of corona virus confirmed in Hays county in a hundred fifty eight of those have recovered the majority of these cases been found in Kyle four hundred twenty seven of tested positive since March San Marcus has the second most at seventy one the county hospital system though still not dealing with much of a strain from the virus only six are currently hospitalized specifically because cove in nineteen question still remains what Texas public schools may look like in the fall as soon call some of the state's top educators discussed how different things will look in public schools in the fall Dr granita Layton is the interim superintendent of the Houston I. S. D. students in the classroom reduce staff staff working and also a virtual format some face to face a number of our players want to keep their students at home Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa says business as usual is out so they're considering every alternative really had on all of our elementary students report and we spent about even send them to secondary schools and maybe.

"bryce benson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Dot solutions when it comes to security we have full your basis covered go pawsox here's one swung on drill towards center forties hernandez got good job he runs back at all is outed year on a lie to center for jonathan davis who has homework for the second time tonight this one's three run shot and papa low extensive leads nine one in the sixth inning jonathan davis two homers five r._b._i. and then later on in the game highlight reel defensive playing center buffalo would end up winning final score ten to six boss scored five unanswered and the end of the ballgame josh and mike back to wrap this one up the wind goes to thomas panettone one run at five innings five strikeouts for cranston zone he was printed with the wind go to one in darwin hernandez gave up five runs in three innings he allowed four hits and walked five four hernandez stakes is i aaa decision time of the game three hours and fifteen minutes of front of a crowd of two thousand seven hundred and sixty seven hopefully not too many of which have billy aches from hot consumption i am one of the ones that i will tell you that i going to need to walk it off but i think today josh the park's offense was well rounded and they said it in the ninth inning out hitting buffalo they had thirty eighteen hits tonight the pitching no just not where wanted to be from the get-go and you'll get some positive performances jordan williams grain and bobby poynter was his well that's a funeral for bobby moore the same for trevor kelly he's got a one zero one yarra chris owings his best game so far steve pearce we'll see if he's with the pawsox any longer wouldn't be surprised if he his you're a little bit more and bryce benson ruth negga and back to back that was fun but just not enough tonight against the team that's rolling tomorrow night we finish out the homestand pawsox will try to not go one and seven in the stance they would love to split this two game series they'll face the knuckleball left-hander ryan fear bent the rosborough ramirez hits the ball he's bits very well of late for it's seven oh five first pitch we're on the air at six thirty five wanted to thank ethan approved for doing a great job producing back in the studio four mike monico i'm.

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"bryce benson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:57 min | 2 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is fresh air. I'm Davies in for Terry gross in the early morning darkness of June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the navy destroyer US FitzGerald collided with a cargo ship in the South China Sea, the much larger cargo vessel ripped a huge hole in the FitzGerald killing seven sailors, two months later, another destroyer the USS John McCain collided with another cargo ship leaving ten more sailors dead. Our guest veteran journalist t Christian Miller is part of an investigative team at the online new site propublica that looked into the crashes and problems with navy operations that may have contributed to them the reporters found that ships in the seventh fleet were chronically understaffed and that crews were often exhausted poorly trained and working with outdated or poorly maintained equipment and software. They also found navy commanders had flagged problems for years, but little was done to address them. T Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. He's covered four wars presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries and twenty sixteen he shared a Pulitzer prize for an investigation into the failures of law enforcement to properly investigate reports of rape. You can find his stories about the navy collisions reported with colleagues Robert federa cheat. And Megan rose on the propublica website multi Christian metal welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with this horrific collision June two thousand seventeen between the American destroyer, the US FitzGerald in this cargo vessel. The crystal tell us a little bit about these two vessels and the risks of a collision should they cross paths? Well, these are not to vessels that you would typically imagine ever crossing path much less CLYDE into each other. The crystal was a thirty thousand tonne cargo ship. It was transitioning into Tokyo Harvard delivers goods, the US has FitzGerald was a American destroyer of the Burke war class. It is the main destroyer which now sails the seas all over the world for the navy, and what's unique about Arleigh Burke class destroyers and includes the US has FitzGerald as they are designed specifically to detect any kind of incoming threat be at a missile another worship an airplane from hundreds of miles away. So the idea that a thirty thousand tonne slow moving cargo vessel could ever collide with a one point eight billion dollars Stroia or specifically designed to avoid threats like that was an increase. Edible thing to think of ever happening when it did happen. It really shook the navy and give us wherein winded. This happened. What's waters were they saying sure? So on June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the US. Fitzgerald was sailing off the coast of Japan about twelve miles off the coast. It's become night. There was a little bit of a moon. So you could see across the ocean. There's no storms or anything else. And it was sailing on its way to emission the South China seas. It was about one twenty AM in the morning. So very early in the morning when the crystal hit the side of the US has FitzGerald and a collision that tore gigantic hole in the side of the FitzGerald. So it hit the starboard side. What parts of the ship were impacted and what specifically happened there? So so let me try and put you on the bridge of the ship, which where the ship is steered from navigated from one twenty m you have about ten or fifteen people who are responsible at this hour of the night for navigating ship through these waters off the coast of Japan, they leave they're in basically, there's not much traffic around them. This is the mindset of the people who are on the ship right now and suddenly with less than a minute to go by some estimates. They finally see this thirty thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They began emergency avoidance maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously the. What's called the officer of the deck who is the person's in charge of the ship of that moment was young tap of Sarah comic by all accounts. The town J G copy, kind of the pack a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way. It was a miscalculation. It went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners the crystals large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald, tolerant FitzGerald and beneath the surface. It has a protruding bowel. You might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant bowl foul, which houses some advocation. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald pincer between its leading prow at the top and the protruding part of the bottom and punches a hole. Simultaneously in sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. And this one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald a Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. The crystal was just this huge ship with all this moment them what happened to the sailors who were sleeping in that birth. That was was directly hit right? I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of essentially what happened is once that collision occurs. There's a whole punched in the side of the shell into from places water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the waterline there's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time. They're suddenly basically they begin to hear shouts people getting shots like water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to stand up, and they find themselves quickly immersion water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to evacuate in the space, and then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound. The no clue alarmist is. So these guys were basically asleep and the next thing they know they're woken up by a cold water flooding in a lot of the the Queant inside has been has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers as an exercise bicycle there's there are very chairs and to quit -ment. They're all floating in this water. The water at self is as kind of laced with common oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole of Gerald the crystal. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven the sailors are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or conscious, but all seven sailors. Autopsy later determined died of drowning so seven sailors did not make it out. And that was at the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities occurred since the nineteen seventies. And one of the remarkable details, I read in your story was that sailors were able to maneuver out despite the darkness despite the rise rising water and all of the debris because they trained to do this with blindfolds because this can happen. Right. That's one of the things that's supposed to happen immediately. When you check into a navy ship. Is you get training on how to skate your sleeping quarters while blindfold? The navy is well aware that you have to be able to get out of your sleeping quarters in case of a fly attack or anything else. So it's one of the primary things they train on one of the sailors describe it to it. Even become something of a ritual breaking in new new sailors because they have to have time blindfold kind of walk around almost like Frankenstein. A monsters was how strategy in terms of damn being able to feel their way out of their birthing unit and up ladder and then escaping to a safe place. So there was this chaos in the the birth underneath where the sailor were sleeping, the captain. His his sleeping quarters were hit. And he was not on the bridge at the time. We'll talk about that some more what happened to the ship itself. So that's where the physics of the crash are so incredible. What happens this ship itself has wants to thirty thousand ton and the eight thousand ton FitzGerald, CLYDE, is that the force of the collision is so great that actually pushes the FitzGerald on three hundred sixty degree rotation to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. In the middle of the night and image one of the striking images that kind of stain me and they're pouring. Stories just this this out of control ship, which is lost all its power loss of steering loss. It's lights. They're seven crewmen who are who have passed away in the sleeping quarters there. People who are trying to get out of their own sleeping quarters all over and in the middle of this chaos. You're also doing uncontrolled spin in the middle of the night civic ocean and three hundred sixty three spin doesn't end for five minutes. They're kind of spinning the ocean at the same time. The crystal also bounces off basically from this collision. They that the two ships are locked side by side for a few seconds, and they split off in different direction. The crystal then ends up heading directly for another gigantic cargo ship, and it has to maneuver out of the way as well. So all this happening in the in the dark of the ocean was a startling image for me to consider. Yeah. And you describe these somewhat panicked sailors on the bridge who were trying to guide the ship. It's dark and they're trying to see things with lights from cellphones. Right. As the power goes out on the entire FitzGerald. Because of the force of the blow knocks the generators. And so you have sailors all over the ship who are using cell phone lights from their cell phone images. There's some emergency lights that are kicking on. But it's been scribe to me that those lights were not enough to eliminate the entire ship. So you have people running the darkness. Nobody really knows. What's happened? Keep in mind that too. I mean, these sailors all sleep, and nobody really thinks that they're going to be hit by gigantic cargo ship. So there's there's questioned flying about where they attacked they hit by a missile ground all complete chaos, and nobody is there's no easy way to figure out what's happening in these immediate minutes of the aftershock because everything has been shut down was the FitzGerald danger of sinking. So what happens to the FitzGerald begins to take on water both in sleeping apartments, and there's other compartments nearby. That are connected, and they all begin to take on water, and there's sort of these. We got a hold of for instance, deck logs, which would talk about we now have a tons of water and this ship, and we have five hundred tons of water taken on this area. And it's almost like building kind of count of how the ship is becoming more and more hampered by the mount of water that's fighting and trying to figure out how to balance the ship and its listing to one side and what finally happens is they managed to stabilize the ship enough. The crew does to lock off all the flooding boundaries to get a little bit of power in one of their main shafts that can kind of move forward a little bit. And they begin.

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"bryce benson" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

13:52 min | 2 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from park MGM the newest resort in the center of the Las Vegas strip. Enjoy powerhouse artists like lady Gaga and indulge in inspired cuisine from taste makers like ROY Choi at his new restaurant best friend from WHYY in Philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross today, neglect and disaster in the US navy in two thousand seventeen navy destroyers collided. With large commercial ships in two separate incidents in the South China Sea, killing seventeen American sailors, the first collision happened in the middle of the night. When the massive cargo vessel ripped into sailor sleeping quarters, flooding them with seawater and said, these guys are immediately within seconds vying for their lives, and the amazing thing is twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this pitch black windowless sleeping area within sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does we speak with propublica. T Christian Miller part of an investigative team that found chronic understaffing outdated equipment and other problems affecting ships in the seventh fleet. Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews, a new album from drummer Herlin Riley. In the early morning darkness of June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the navy destroyer USS FitzGerald collided with a cargo ship in the South China Sea, the much larger cargo vessel ripped a huge hole in the FitzGerald killing seven sailors, two months later, another destroyer the USS John s McCain collided with another cargo ship leaving ten more sailors dead. Our guest veteran journalist t Christian Miller is part of an investigative team at the online news site propublica that looked into the crashes and problems with navy operations that may have contributed to them the reporters found that ships in the seventh fleet were chronically understaffed and that crews were often exhausted poorly trained and working with outdated or poorly maintained equipment and software. They also found navy commanders had flagged the problems for years, but little was done to address them t Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. He's covered four wars presidential. Campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries in two thousand sixteen he shared a Pulitzer prize for an investigation into the failures of law enforcement to properly investigate reports of rape. You can find his stories about the navy collisions reported with colleagues Robert fatter Ritchie and Megan rose on the propublica website while t Christian Miller, welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with this horrific collision June two thousand seventeen between the American destroyer of the US FitzGerald in this cargo vessel the AC X crystal. Tell us a little bit about these two vessels and the risks of a collision should they cross paths? While these are not to vessels that you would typically imagine ever crossing path much less colliding into each other. The crystal was a thirty thousand tonne cargo ship. It was transiting into Tokyo Harvard deliver some goods, the US has FitzGerald was a American destroyer of the early Burke war class. It is the main destroyer which now sails the seas all over the world for the navy and what's unique about early Burke class destroyers. And this includes the US has FitzGerald is they are designed specifically to detect any kind of incoming threat be at a missile other worship an airplane from hundreds of miles away. So the idea that a thirty thousand tonne slow moving cargo vessel could ever collide. With a one point eight billion dollars destroyer specifically designed to avoid threats like that was an increase. Label thing to think of ever happening. And so when it did happen, it really shook the navy and give us this where and when did this happen what sort of waters were they sailing? Sure. So on June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the US has FitzGerald was sailing off the coast of Japan is about twelve miles off the coast. It's pretty calm night. There was a little bit of a moon. So you could see across the ocean. There's no storms or anything else. And it was sailing on its way to emission the South China seas. It was about one twenty am in the morning. So very early in the morning when the AC crystal hit the side of the US has FitzGerald in a in a collision that Torah gigantic hole in the side of the FitzGerald. So it hit the starboard side. What parts of the ship were impacted and what specifically happened there? So so let me try and put you on the bridge the ship, which is where the ship is steered from a navigated from. So it's one twenty m you have about ten or fifteen people who are responsible at this hour of the night for navigating the ship through these waters off the coast of Japan, they believe they're in basically, there's not much traffic around them. This is kind of the mindset of the people who are on the ship right now and suddenly with less than a minute to go by some estimates. They finally see this thirty thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They begin a emergency avoidance maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously, the what's called the author of the deck who is the person who's in charge of the ship of that moment was a young Lieutenant by the name of Sarah topic by all accounts, the tenant J G copy kind of panic a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way. It was a miscalculation. When it went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did in that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners, the crystals large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald, tolerant FitzGerald and beneath the surface that has a protruding how you might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant boldest bow which houses some advocation quip. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald in a pincer between its leading prow at the top and the protruding part of the bottom and punches a hole simultaneously in a sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time it punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. And this one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald a Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. I mean, the crystal was this huge ship with all this moment them what happened to the sailors? Who were sleeping been that birth? That was was directly hit right? I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of a essentially what happened is once collision occurs. There's a whole punched in the side of the FitzGerald in two places water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the waterline there's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time there. Suddenly, basically, they begin to hear shouts people getting shots. Like there's water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to sort of stand up, and they find themselves quickly submerged in water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to try to evacuate in the space, and then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on at all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound. The no collision alarm was sounded. So these guys were basically asleep and. The next thing. They know they're woken up by a cold water flooding in a lot of the the Queant inside has been has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers there's an exercise bicycle there's there are various chairs and equipment. They're all floating up in this water. The water itself is as kind of laced with kind of an oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole. It's Gerald the crystal does. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven on the sailors are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or we're conscious but all seven. And sailors an autopsy later determined died of drowning so those seven sailors did not make it out. And that was at the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities that occurred since the nineteen seventies. And one of the remarkable details, I read in your story was that sailors were able to maneuver out despite the darkness despite the rise rising water and all of the debris because they trained to do this with blindfolds because this can happen, right? It's one of the things that's supposed to happen immediately. When you check into a navy ship. Is you get training on how to escape you're sleeping quarters while blindfold, the navy is well aware that you have to be able to get out of your sleeping quarters in case of a flood attack or anything else. So it's one of the primary things they train on one of the sailors describe it to it as a even becomes something of a ritual breaking in new new sailors because they have to have time blindfolds kind of walk around almost like Frankenstein. A monsters was how a strategy in terms of. Damn being able to feel their way out of their birthing unit and upa ladder and then escaping to a safe place. So there was this chaos in the the birth underneath where the sailor were sleeping, the captain his his sleeping quarters were he had and he was not on the bridge at the time. We'll talk about that some more what happened to the ship itself. So that's where the physics of the crash are so incredible. What happens to the ship itself as wants to thirty thousand ton and the eight thousand ton FitzGerald, CLYDE, is that the force of the collision is so great that actually pushes the FitzGerald on a three hundred sixty degree rotation to the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the middle of the night. And the image was one of the striking images that kind of stain me. And they're pouring of the story. It's just this this out of control ship, which is lost all its power loss at steering loss at slights. They're seven crewmen who are who have passed away in the sleeping quarters. There are people who are trying to get out of their own sleeping quarters all over and in the middle of this chaos. You're also doing uncontrolled spin in the middle of the night for the Pacific Ocean. And that three hundred sixty three spin doesn't end for five minutes. They're kind of spinning the ocean at the same time. The crystal also bounces off basically from this collision. They the two ships are locked side by side for a few seconds, and they split off in different direction. The crystal then ends up heading directly for another gigantic cargo ship, and it has to maneuver out of the way as well. So just all this kind of happening in the in the dark of the ocean was a startling image for me to consider. Yeah. And you described these somewhat panicked sailors on the bridge who were trying to guide the ship. It's dark and they're trying to see things with lights from cellphones. Right. As the power goes out on the entire FitzGerald. Because of the force of the blow knocks out some of the generators. And so you have sailors all over the ship who are using cell phone lights from their cell phone images. There's some emergency lights that are kicking on. But it's been described to me that those lights were, you know, not enough to eliminate the entire ship. So you have people running for the darkness. Nobody really knows. What's happened? Keep in mind that too. I mean these sales role asleep, and nobody really thinks that they're going to be hit by gigantic cargo ship. So there's there's questions flying about where they attacked or hit by a missile. They go ground like is all complete chaos, and nobody is there's no easy way to figure out what's happening in these immediate minutes of the official because everything has been shut down was the FitzGerald and dangerous thinking, so what happens to the FitzGerald as it begins to take on water both in the sleeping apartments, and there's other compartments nearby. That are connected, and they all begin to take on water, and there's sort of these we got a hold of for instance, the deck logs, which would talk about we now have a tons of water and this ship, and we have five hundred tons of water we've taken on on in this area. And it's almost like building kind of count of how. The ship is becoming more and more hampered by the amount of water that's flooding, and they're trying to figure out how to balance the ship and its listing to one side and what finally happens is they managed to stabilize the ship enough. The crew does to block off all the flooding boundaries to get a little bit of power in one of their main shafts. So they can kind of move forward a little bit. And they begin bailing out the ship by hand because the the pumps are beginning to fail a pumps start working. And so for ten hours are bailing out one of the compartments by hand all effort to keep this ship righted and directed home under its most its own power. And that's the fourteen hour rescue mission where these sailors basically recover from incredible traumatic blow and are managed to pull together and get their ship back into harbor. This was a horrific disaster. But for a lot of people in the navy, you tell us it was not unexpected that for years up and down the command rinks there were. Were warnings about problems in the navy operation. So so let's look at the big picture. A lot of it. Of

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"bryce benson" Discussed on Believed

Believed

08:39 min | 2 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on Believed

"From WHYY in Philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross today, neglect and disaster in the US navy 2017 navy destroyers collided with large commercial ships in two separate incidents in the South China Sea killing seventeen American sailors. The first collision happened in the middle of the night. When the massive cargo vessel ripped into sailor sleeping quarters, flooding them with seawater. And so these guys are immediately within seconds fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is twenty seven sailors are able to scape from this pitch black windowless sleeping area within sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does we speak with propublica t Christian Miller part of an investigative team that found chronic understaffing outdated equipment and other problems affecting ships in the seventh fleet. Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews, a new album from drummer Herlin Riley. In the early morning darkness of June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the navy destroyer USS FitzGerald collided with a cargo ship in the South China Sea, the much larger cargo vessel ripped a huge hole in the FitzGerald killing seven sailors, two months later, another destroyer the USS John McCain collided with another cargo ship leading ten more sailors dead. Our guest veteran journalists t Christian Miller is part of an investigative team at the online new site propublica that looked into the crashes and problems with navy operations that may have contributed to them the reporters found that ships in the seventh fleet were chronically understaffed and that crews were often exhausted poorly trained and working with outdated or poorly maintained equipment and software. They also found navy commanders had flagged the problems for years, but little was done to address them t Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. He's covered four wars presidential. Campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries and 2016 he shared a Pulitzer prize for an investigation into the failures of law enforcement to properly investigate reports of rape. You can find his stories about the navy collisions reported with colleagues Robert federa Chee and Megan rose on the propublica website while t Christian Miller, welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with this horrific collision June two thousand seventeen between the American destroyer of the US FitzGerald in this cargo vessel the AC X crystal. Tell us a little bit about these two vessels and the risks of a collision should they cross paths? While these are not to vessels that you would typically imagine ever crossing path much less colliding into each other the AC crystal was a thirty thousand tonne cargo ship. It was transitioning into Tokyo Harvard deliver some goods, the US has FitzGerald was a American destroyer of the Arleigh Burke war class. It is the main destroyer which now sails the seas all over the world for the navy and what's unique about early Burke class destroyers. And this includes the US has FitzGerald is they are designed specifically to detect any kind of incoming threat be at a missile another worship an airplane from hundreds of miles away. So the idea that a thirty thousand tonne slow moving cargo vessel could ever collide. With a one point eight billion dollars destroyer specifically designed to avoid threats like that was an increase. Able thing to think of ever happening. And so when it did happen, it really shook the navy and give us this where and when did this happen what sort of waters were they sailing? Sure. So on June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the US has FitzGerald was sailing off the coast of Japan is about twelve miles off the coast. It's pretty calm night. There was a little bit of a moon. So you could see across the ocean. There's no storms or anything else. And it was sailing on its way to emission the South China seas. It was about one twenty am in the morning. So very early in the morning when the crystal hit the side of the US has FitzGerald in a collision that Torah gigantic hole in the side of of the FitzGerald. So it hit the starboard side. What parts of the ship were impacted and what specifically happened there? So so let me try and put you on the bridge of the ship, which is where the ship is steered from a navigator from. So it's one twenty m you have about ten or fifteen people who are responsible at this hour of the night for navigating the ship through these waters off the coast of Japan, they leave their in basically, there's not much traffic around them. This is kind of the mindset of the people who are on the ship right now and suddenly with less than a minute to go by some estimates. They finally see the thirty thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They begin emergency of widens maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously, the what's called the officer of the deck who is the person was in charge of the ship of that moment was a young tap by the name of Sarah copy by all accounts, the tenant J G copy kind of panic a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way. It was a miscalculation. When it went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did in that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners, the crystals a large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald, tolerant FitzGerald and beneath the surface that has a protruding how you might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant boldest bow which houses some advocation equipment. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald in a pincer between its leading prow the top and the protruding part of it and the bottom and it punches a hole simultaneously in a sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time it punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. And this one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald a Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. I mean, the crystal was just this huge ship with all this moment them what happened to the sailors. Who were sleeping been that birth? That was was directly hit. Right. I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of essentially what happened is once that collision occurs. There's a hole punched in the side of the FitzGerald in two different places. Water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the waterline there's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time there. Suddenly, basically, they begin to hear shouts people getting here shots. Look there's water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to sort of stand up, and they find themselves quickly immersion water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to try to evacuate in the space, and then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on at all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound. The no collision alarm was sounded. So these guys were basically asleep and the next thing they know they're woken up by a Cold War. Water flooding in a lot of the Queant inside has been has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers there's an exercise bicycle there's there are a very chairs and just a quick moment. They're all floating up in this water. The water itself is as kind of laced with kind of an oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole of its Gerald the crystal does. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the of twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven on the sailors are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or we're conscious but all seven sailors. An autopsy later determined died of dry. Downing. So those seven sailors did not make it out. And that was at the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities

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"They finally see this thirty thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They began emergency avoidance maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously, the what's called the officer of the deck who is the person's in charge of the ship of that moment was a young tap on the name of Sarah comic by all accounts. The tenant J G copy, kind of the pack a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way, it was a miscalculation. It went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did in that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners, the crystals large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald much taller than FitzGerald. And beneath the surface. It has a protruding how you might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant boldest bow which houses something advocation equipment. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald in a pincer between its leading prow at the top and the protruding part of it in the bottom and punches a hole simultaneously in sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time it punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. This one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. I mean, the crystal was this huge ship with all this moment them what happened to the sailors who were sleeping been that birth. That was was directly hit right? I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of essentially what happened is once collision occurs. There's a hole punched in the side of the shell in two different places. Water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the water line. There's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time there. Suddenly, basically they begin to hear shouts people getting here shots like there's water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to sort of stand up, and they find themselves quickly submerged in water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to try to evacuate in the space. And then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on at all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound. And no collision alarm was sounded. So these guys were basically asleep and the next thing they know they're woken up by a cold water flooding in a lot of the inside has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers there's an exercise bicycle there's there are very chairs and to quit they're all floating in this water. The water itself is as kind of laced with kind of an oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole of Gerald the crystal does. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically us fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the of twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven on the sailors. Are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or we're conscious but all seven sailors. An autopsy later determined died of drowning so those seven sailors did not make it out. And that was at the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities that occurred since the nineteen seventies..

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"News and the New York conversation. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies infra Terry gross. We're speaking with propublica senior reporter t Christian Miller part of the team that investigated problems in the navy that led to disastrous collisions between American destroyers and commercial cargo ships the propublica team found that for years crews on navy vessels were often understaffed poorly trained and working with obselete or poorly maintained a quick moment. When we left off Miller was describing problems aboard the USS FitzGerald that led to its collision with a cargo vessel that killed seven American, sailors. I have to say this is a really compelling description because he have in some cases, a place where critical button was taped over that that I think had to do with tuning radar to focus in on a particular target. And there was another system where a sailor head to tap. I guess the refresh button a thousand times an hour to try and keep the picture in place. Yeah. When we sort of dug in some of the details of how the equipment was operator not operating. Unofficial. That was a continual source of amazement that the Clinton was in the state it was in. So they had a piece of tape covering a button to help tune the radar because they haven't able to find the actual button to replace it, a sailor who is operating one of these radar was having to essentially operate in manual mode, which requires you to continually refresh the screen and be able to understand the the ships that around you so record show that this guy had actually hit the refresh button a thousand times in an effort to kind of get a picture of the environment around him. Even him doing that. Which is uncontested. He said he'd never seen more than four or five ships close enough to pose a threat to the FitzGerald during the entire evening. And like everyone else he didn't know what was happening when they're finally was a collision. It was the last seconds that anybody was aware that there's a ship approaching them. Do I have this right? That one of these radar systems didn't show any vessels nearby because they didn't realize they had had it set to catch her stuff at a much larger distance. And so they really didn't know what they were looking at right. So the navy has pointed out that the training of these guys should have allowed them to understand what settings are supposed to be in effect when they're patrolling the night sees right? And when the navy looked at where the settings were for this particular radar system, they found that designed look much further away than to look much closer in. Now, all that being said if the radar was operating properly, it's difficult. To imagine. How exactly would have seen missed excuse me. A big cargo ship coming towards you with the Laughlin setting or the near setting that doesn't really matter so much picking up a vessel that that close in that large, right? It appears that there were problems both with the equipment that was used to track and monitor navigate the ship as well as some of the people who were operating it. There's also then the question of who was actually in charge of the vessel. And you write that the captain of the vessel. Bryce Benson seems to be a really good officer. He was not on the bridge that night. Just tell us why he wasn't there. And you know, what is instructions were what kind of crew was there to to command the ship. So captain Benson had taken over the FitzGerald lot a month before during that month. He tried to get his crew up to speed and do some training, but there was constantly missions that he's having to go out and do so we can have a lot of time. So in June seventeenth, the FitzGerald launches from Tokyo on its way to South China. Seas captain Benson has been working kind of nonstop getting the ship ready to go. He wants to get ahead of schedule. And you know, he's going to have an early morning. So he. Decides that around eleven thirty the ship is moving out past the heaviest traffic that's outside of Tokyo. And he decides that his crew is able to take over the ship. The ships travelling relatively less dense area of traffic, and he says decides that he is going to go and retire to his cabin because he needs the rest, basically, he kind of self assesses that he's near exhaustion, and he needs to rescue prepared for the missions ahead of him. And did he have crucial is confident in on the bridge. And so he had placed on the bridge a crew which was the result of having the juggle a lot of different decisions. He had placed tried to compensate some a weaker crew members with stronger crew members, and so you had a mixed bag on board the ship that night steering at the time of the collision. A you had the officer of the deck who was attended JAG, Sarah. Book her number two had said that she wasn't that experienced in actually using the radar on deck. There was another junior officer who is charged with kind of helping to steer the ship. He had was basically news, and author could be it was his very first night on job by himself out help you had another sailor on in the bridge was actually the one who's person her hands on the wheel steering wheel who had never touched the steering wheel before. And so captain Benson strategy. Here was to balance out stronger Shailer with weaker sailors and under the conditions. He believes that he did the very best. He could to balance that that crew out to accommodate the the hand he was dealt which was a ship that didn't have enough crew in the first place the training was behind and there were problems with the radar all on the vessel. So given that those circumstances his bully he. He was doing the very best. He could to balance out that ship. You have a situation where the combination of reasons I mean, the the people that were supposed to be aware of ships nearby are not and so they don't see this vessel until very late one thing that would help, of course, would be having people watching the see the shortage of personnel had an impact here, right? Yeah. Absolutely. The other thing that especially for your listeners who are old time navy hams who our listeners to this show is that the FitzGerald the not post lookouts on the port side and on the starboard side of the ship and those port lookouts going back for generations are remembered by basically anybody who served in the navy. You always had somebody who's looking off the right? Somebody's looking for the left and somebody's looking in the rear of the ship. And that was their one job because of personnel shortfalls and because the juggling. He was having to do Kevin Benson. And other captains also certainly did this decided to forego having to dedicate a lookouts on the side of the ship. And instead kind of distribute that responsibility to the entire everyone who was on the bridge to kind of be maintaining awareness of what's around you which that is tightly reasonable assumption to make but it is different than having one person. Who's one job it is to look off to the right? It look off to the left look behind the ship. Those two positions were traditionally filled, and they basically fallen away in the modern navy because of the increased demands on ships because of the fewer personnel available. But also because of the technology. I mean, the belief is that the technology is there to protect the ships. Will you know, it's not a necessary as it was when you had poor radars and poorer systems to have somebody just perched looking out across the ocean. So you have the circumstance where Lieutenant junior grade Sarah cop is on the bridge, and suddenly she realizes that the crystal is much much closer than she expected. There's another ship that she thinks may pass behind the FitzGerald and she's got to make some quick decisions. What happens? So under the international rules that govern see traffic. She's supposed to turn right starboard? And she initially orders that fits shell to go. Starbucks to avoid the impending collision the young man who is transmitting orders gets confused about some of those orders and kind of freezes up, the young woman who is actually has her hands on the control is also not certain what is she supposed to do. So thera Coptic realizing that her orders are being carried out makes a quick change to dodge left and go in front of and avoid the oncoming crystal that was a calculation which goes against international maritime rules. It goes against navy training. But it's what she felt that she could do to avoid this collision. It was didn't pay off. Off. She ended up steering, right? Into the front of the crystal. And the crystal ends up hitting the front right part of the ship. And in kind of a dramatic turn Sarah Coptic trying to figure out what about she has space attorney. She actually runs out onto small deck which extends out in front of the bridge. Just in time to look up and see this looming dark superstructure of the crystal about to crunch into her ship, and she actually has to hold onto a metal instrument. That's out there to prevent from me. Get tossed overboard by the impact of the collision itself. Two months after this collision. There was another one the SS John McCain collided with an oil tanker. What do we know about what led to that? So this was what makes it apparent that? This wasn't just a one time incident that occurred on the fifth child that this is actually more of a systematic problem. And it's not just about the crew all I made mistakes. It's also about the navy and the in higher positions by the navy in training and equipping the ships because one one point eight billion dollars short are being hit by a cargo ship is a black swan event incredibly rare has happened forty years for a second one to occur two months later this time in the straits of Singapore, very similar situation. They're approaching heavy traffic area this on the captain is actually on the bridge as they approach another thirty thousand ton oil tanker in this case called the all, Nick. They they lose control the steering or they think they lose control the steering, and there's confusion in the bridge room. And by the time they figured out they have actually pivoted themselves directly in front of the oil tanker Almac, which again hits the hits McCain punches another whole again a sleeping area. This happens. Accent happens early in the morning hours. And in this case, a lower sleeping breathing fills. And this time ten sailors are drowned within seconds. T Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. You can read reports of the investigation. He and two other reporters conducted into navy perations and the collision of the US FitzGerald on the propublica website, we'll talk more after short break. This is fresh air. WNYC's supporters include HarperCollins publisher of American moonshot, John F Kennedy and the great space race by Douglas Brinkley..

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11:24 min | 2 years ago

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"Call to WNYC dot ORG slash sticker to get yours today. And thanks again. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry gross in the early morning darkness of June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the navy destroyer USS FitzGerald collided with a cargo ship in the South China Sea, the much larger cargo vessel ripped a huge hole in the FitzGerald killing seven sailors, two months later, another destroyer the USS John McCain collided with another cargo ship leaving ten more sailors dead. Our guest. Veteran journalist t Christian Miller is part of an investigative team at the online news site propublica that looked into the crashes and problems with navy operations that may have contributed to them the reporters found that ships in the seventh fleet were chronically understaffed and that crews were often exhausted poorly trained and working with outdated or poorly maintained equipment and software. They also found navy commanders had flagged the problems for years, but little was done to address them t Christian Miller is a senior reporter for propublica. He's covered four wars a presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries and two sixteen. He shared a Pulitzer prize for an investigation into the failures of law enforcement to properly investigate reports of rape. You can find his stories about the navy collisions reported with colleagues Robert federa Chee and Megan rose on the propublica website, well, t Christian Miller, welcome back to fresh air. Let's start with this horrific collision June two thousand seventeen between the American destroyer, the US FitzGerald in this cargo vessel the AC X crystal. Tell us a little bit about these two vessels and the risks of a collision should they cross paths? Well, these are not to vessels that you would typically imagine ever crossing path much less climbing into each other. The ACS crystal was a thirty thousand tonne cargo ship. It was transiting into Tokyo. Harvard to deliver some goods, the US has FitzGerald was a American destroyer of the Arleigh Burke war class. It is the main destroyer which now sails the seas all over the world for the navy, and what's unique about Arleigh Burke class destroyers. And this includes the US has FitzGerald is they are designed specifically to detect any kind of incoming threat be at a missile another worship an airplane from hundreds of miles away. So the idea that a thirty thousand tonne slow moving cargo vessel could ever collide. With a one point eight billion dollar destroyer specifically designed to avoid threats like that was an increase. Audible thing to think of ever happening. And so when it did happen. It really shook the navy and give us wherein win. Did this happen? What sort of waters were they sailing? Sure. So on June seventeenth two thousand seventeen the US has FitzGerald was sailing off the coast of Japan is about twelve miles off the coast. It's become night. There was a little bit of a moon. So you could see across the ocean. There's no storms or anything else. And it was sailing on its way to emission the South China seas. It was about one twenty AM in the morning. So very early in the morning when the crystal hit the side of the US has FitzGerald in a collision that Torah gigantic hole in the side of of the FitzGerald. So it hit the starboard side. What parts of the ship were impacted and what specifically happened there? So so let me try and put you on the bridge the ship, which is where the ship is steered from a navigator from it's one twenty m you have about ten or fifteen people who are responsible at this hour of the night for navigating the ship through these waters off the coast of Japan, they leave their in basically, there's not much traffic around them. This is the mindset of the people who are on the ship right now and suddenly with less than a minute to go by some estimates. They finally see this three thousand ton freighter coming toward them. They begin emergency of widens maneuvers. It's very late in the game. Obviously, the what's called the officer of the deck who is the person who's in charge of the ship of that moment was a young tap aim of Sarah topic by all accounts. The tenant J G cop a kind of panic a little bit, and she turned the FitzGerald right in front of the cargo ship in an effort to dodge out of the way, it was a miscalculation. It went against all the rules of seamanship. And what she essentially did in that moment is she exposed the FitzGerald being hit directly by the crystal. When that happened. The crystal has kind of try and draw the picture for your listeners, the crystals large ship it's much higher than the FitzGerald, much, tolerant FitzGerald and beneath the surface that has a protruding how you might have seen them before. It's almost like a giant bowl foul, which houses some the navigation equipment. What happens then is that the crystal basically catches the FitzGerald in a pincer between its leading prow at the top and the protruding part of it at the bottom and punches a hole simultaneously in a sleeping quarters where there's about forty sailors asleep and at the same time it punches a hole in another sleeping quarter. This one's occupied by one person, the captain of the FitzGerald a Bryce Benson. So this was a massive collision. The crystal was just this huge ship with all this moment him what happened to the sailors who were sleeping been that birth. That was was directly hit right? I mean, the physics of this collision are incredible to think of essentially what happened is once collision occurs. There's a whole punched in the side of the shell in two from places water begins flooding into the sleeping apartment, which is underneath the water line. There's about thirty five to forty sailors who are asleep in the compartment at that time. They're suddenly basically they begin to hear shouts people getting here shots. Look there's water on deck. The get out get out. So people begin to sort of stand up, and they find themselves quickly submerged in water up to their waist within within seconds. And they begin having to try to evacuate in the space, and then kind of describe the space a little bit. It's in the middle of the night. Of course. So there's no lights on at all in the sleeping berthing area. There's no kind of a collision with sound the no collision Larne without. And so these guys were basically asleep and the next thing they know they're woken up by a cold water flooding in a lot of the inside and has been tossed aside and tumbled onto the floor. There's lockers there's an exercise bicycle there's there are very chairs and to quit they're all floating in this water. The water itself is as kind of laced with kind of an oily foam, which is part of the what happens when it breaks through the whole of its Gerald crystal. Does. And so these guys are immediately within seconds, basically fighting for their lives, and the amazing thing is that of the of twenty seven sailors are able to escape from this darkened pitch black windowless sleeping area within about sixty seconds to ninety seconds. However, not everybody does seven on the sailors are trapped in the room. It's not clear whether or not they ever woke up or we're conscious but all seven sailors. An autopsy later determined died of drowning so those seven sailors did not make it out. And that was the time that was the largest seaborn accident number fatalities that occurred since the nineteen seventies. And one of the remarkable details, I read in your story was that sailors were able to maneuver out despite the darkness despite the rise rising water and all of the debris because they trained to do this with blindfolds because this can happen. Right. It's one of the things that's supposed to happen immediately. When you check into a navy ship. Is you get training on how to escape your sleeping quarters while blindfolded, the navy is well aware that you have to be able to get out of your sleeping quarters in case of flight or attack or anything else? So it's one of the primary things they train on one of the failures describe it to it even becomes something of a ritual breaking in new new sailors because they have to have time blindfolds to kind of walk around almost like Frankenstein a monsters. It was how a strategy in terms of them being able to feel their way out of their birthing unit and upper ladder and then escaping to a safe place. So there was this chaos in the the births underneath where the sailor were sleeping, the captain his his sleeping quarters where he had and he was not on the bridge at the time. We'll talk about that some more. What happened to the ship itself? So that's where the physics of the crash are so incredible. What happens to the ship itself as wants to thirty thousand ton and the eight thousand ton FitzGerald, CLYDE, is that the force of the collision is so great that actually pushes the FitzGerald on three hundred sixty degree rotation to the middle of the Pacific Ocean in the middle of the night. And the image was one of the striking images that kind of stain me and they're pouring in the story. It's just this this out of control ship, which is lost all its power loss at steering loss at slights. They're seven crewmen who are who are passed away in the sleeping quarters there. People who are trying to get out of their own saving quarters all over and in the middle of this chaos. You're also doing uncontrolled spin in the middle of the night for the Pacific Ocean. And that three hundred sixty three spin doesn't end for five minutes for the kind of spinning the ocean at the same time. The crystal also bounces off basically from this collision. They think that the two ships are locked side by side for a few. You seconds, and they split off in different directions. The crystal then ends up heading directly for another gigantic cargo ship, and it has to maneuver out of the way as well. So just all this kind of happening in the in the dark of the ocean was a startling image for meeting to consider. Yeah. And you described these somewhat panicked sailors on the bridge who were trying to guide the ship. It's dark and they're trying to see things with lights from cell phones. Right. As the power goes out on the entire FitzGerald. Because of the force of the blow knocks out some of the generators. And so you have sailors all over the ship who are using cell phone lights from their cell phone images. There's some emergency lights that are kicking on. But it's been described to me that those lights were not enough to eliminate the entire ship. So you have people running for the darkness. Nobody really knows. What's happened? Keep in mind that too. I mean, new sailors were all asleep, and nobody really thinks that they're going to be hit by gigantic cargo ship. So there's there's questions flying about where they attacked. They hit by a missile. Go ground is all complete chaos, and nobody is there's no easy way to figure out what's happening in these immediate minutes of the aftershock because everything has been shut down was the FitzGerald in danger of sinking. So what happens with its Cheryl? Does. It begins to take on water both in sleeping apartments, and there's other compartments nearby. That are connected, and they all begin to.

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"Returns lunch Callaghan. Fox news. The treasury department effectively rejecting a congressional demand to hand over six years of President Trump's business and personal tax returns. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Democrats he will not meet their deadline because his lawyers are deeply concerned about the personal privacy of every single American. So they're going to spend an unspecified amount of time considering the legality of all this Republican Chuck Grassley backed Mnuchin up declaring it should be alarming to every American the Democrats in his words are trying to weaponize, the IRS Henry House Ways, and means committee, chairman Democrat Richard Neal demand of the tax returns, which the president has declined to release as he says they are under audits Washington still a buzz about testimony from attorney general William bar who told a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday. He believes the Trump campaign was spied on and it's his job now to learn whether that surveillance was justified high feel I have an obligation to make sure that. Government power is not abused. I think that's one of the principal. Roles of the attorney gen many Democrats critical of bars statement, the attorney general said he intends to examine the Genesis of the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling that eventually became the special counsel's probe. Maybe secretary Richard Spencer has dropped criminal charges and court martial proceedings against the former commander of the US FitzGerald and one of the ship's junior officers seven sailors aboard that guided missile destroyer died when the ship collided with a commercial vessel in the South China Sea in June of two thousand seventeen the navy's saying in a statement the decision is in the best interests of the navy the families of the Fitzgerald's, sailors and the procedural rights of the accused officers the naval careers of commander Bryce Benson. Lieutenant Natalie comes are still effectively over though, Wall Street higher Wednesday. The Dow up six points. Nasdaq gained fifty five the s&p five.

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"The handover six years of President Trump's business and personal tax returns. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Democrats he will not meet their deadline because his lawyers are deeply concerned about the personal privacy of every single American. So they're going to spend an unspecified amount of time considering the legality of all this Republican Grassley back Mnuchin up declaring it should be alarming to every American that Democrats in his words are trying to weaponize, the IRS oxyde, Henry House Ways, and means committee, chairman Democrat Richard Neal demand of the tax returns, which the president has declined to release as he says they are under audits Washington still a buzz about testimony from attorney general William bar who told the Senate subcommittee on Wednesday. He believes the Trump campaign was spied on and it's his job now to learn whether that surveillance was justified I feel an obligation to make sure that government power is not abused. I mean, I think that's one of the principal. Roles of the attorney. Then he Democrats critical of bars statement, the attorney general said he intends to examine the Genesis of the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling that eventually became the special counsel's probe navy secretary. Richard Spencer has dropped criminal charges and court martial proceedings against the former commander of the USS FitzGerald and one of the ship's junior officers seven sailors aboard that guided missile destroyer died when the ship collided with a commercial vessel in the South China Sea in June of two thousand seventeen the navy saying in a statement, the decision is in the best interests of the navy the families of the Fitzgerald's, sailors and the procedural rights of the accused officers the naval careers of commander Bryce Benson. Lieutenant Natalie comes are still effectively over though, Wall Street higher Wednesday. The Dow up six points. Nasdaq gained fifty five the s&p five hundred.

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03:06 min | 3 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"I'm deb lawler top stories now playrooms filled with crying preschool age children in crisis that's how officials described three rio grande valley shelters where young immigrant children are being kept after being forcibly separated from their parents at the southern border since the white house announced its zero tolerance policy in may more than twenty three hundred immigrant children have been taken to such shelters in foxborough a car was literally split in half after crashing into a telephone pole on cedar street the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries in other news disciplinary proceedings continue against the exskipper of a us navy destroyer that collided with a tanker vessel the commanding officer of the uss fitzgerald will be headed to a general court martial for last year's deadly collision that killed seven taylor's commander bryce benson waived his right to a preliminary court hearing because he wanted to defend himself at trial benson is charged with negligent their relation of duty and negligent hazarding a vessel no date has been set for benson's court martial louis martinez abc news the pentagon a gloucester fisherman is injured after being struck by a cable while setting a lobster trap firefighters bordered a coastguard vessel to rescue the victim offshore the man suffered a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital his injuries are not believed to be lifethreatening the national weather service confirms to tornadoes touched down in new hampshire's white mountains monday the twisters form during the afternoon in the midst of three tornado warnings being issued in the northern part of the granite state over a ninety minute stretch new hampshire on average experiences only one tornado a year middle school students in ashland get a whiff of history and thankfully not jim close after a locker is unsealed after twenty five years wbz's bernice corpuz reports number one thirty is not like any storage space at david mendez school in fact it has its own plaque which says it contains the year of nineteen ninetythree sean thorpe decided to turn the locker into a time capsule that year and he stuffed it with a number of published materials including newspapers copies of sports illustrated and even a catalogue from jc penney my prediction was we'd be flying to this event to open it up in our like jetsons flying cars or something and that didn't happen the locker was unsealed monday in front of students who have never seen a catalog in their lives flipping through the jc penney catalog the early nineties we're in an era of high fashion for sure in boston bernice corpuz wbz newsradio ten thirty and canada becomes the second country in the world to make marijuana legal nationwide if the senate gave final passage yesterday to the government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis prime minister justin trudeau had hoped to make pot legal by july first but provincial and territorial governments will need eight to twelve weeks publish regulations here in the us nine states including massachusetts and the district of columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use and thirty allow it for medical use a critical weather alerts report.

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03:54 min | 3 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"To give themselves some extra time getting to work this morning shuttle buses are replacing red line service in both directions between north quincy and jfk u mass due to a power problem the tsa begins enforcing new roles today on the amount of powder allowed in carry on bags passengers are urged to pack larger containers and checked luggage and remove smaller containers from carry ons for separate screening and charlton's board of selectmen approves a proposal to turn an orchard into a large scale cannabis farm in other news dow disciplinary proceedings continue against the exskipper of a us navy destroyer that collided with a tanker vessel the commanding officer of the us fitzgerald will be headed to a general court martial for last year's deadly collision see that killed seven sailors commander bryce benson waived his right to a preliminary court hearing because he wanted to defend himself at trial benson is charged with negligent theralac of duty and negligent hazarding a vessel no date has been set for benson's court marshal louis martinez abc news the pentagon a gloucester fisherman is injured after being struck by cable while setting a lobster trap firefighters bordered a coastguard vessel to rescue the victim offshore the man suffered a leg dream was transported to a local hospital his injuries are not believed to be lifethreatening the national weather service confirms to tornadoes touched down in new hampshire's white mountains on monday the twisters form during the afternoon in the midst of three tornado warnings being issued in the northern part of the grant estate over a ninety minute stretch new hampshire on average experiences only one tornado a year middle school students in ashland get a whiff of history thankfully not jim close after a locker is on sealed after twenty five years here's wbz's bernice corpuz reports number one thirty is not like any storage space at david mundell school in fact it has its own plaque which says it contains the year of nineteen ninetythree sean thorpe decided to turn the locker into a time capsule that year and he stuffed it with a number of published materials including newspapers copies of sports illustrated and even a catalogue from jc penney field it my prediction was we'd be flying to this event open it up in our like jetson flying cars or something and that didn't happen the locker was unsealed monday in front of students who have never seen a catalog in their lives flipping through the jc penney catalog the early nineties we're in an era of high fashion for sure in boston bernice corpuz wbz newsradio ten thirty canada becomes a second country in the world to make marijuana legal nationwide the senate gave final passage yesterday to the government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis prime minister justin trudeau had hoped to make pot legal by july first but provincial and territorial governments will need eight to twelve weeks to publish regulations here in the us nine states including massachusetts and the district of columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use thirty allow for medical use wbz news time now six twenty two in entertainment news a country music stars trying the personal touch to resolving the detention facilities crisis willie nelson has invited president donald trump asking him to join him at one of the detention centers at the us mexican border he says he hopes to visit will provide a better understanding of what is going on a number of celebrities have raised their voices in protest of a policy among those public among those publicly denouncing the detentions a common ellen degeneres and oprah winfrey former talk show host tweeting to her forty two million plus followers they'd be torn from their parents can't stand it that is reporter oscar wells gabriel we have a critical weather alerts report caused damage across the region thousands left without power if you don't like the weather in new england ray flooding streets we in power just wait.

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Canada approves recreational use of marijuana

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03:54 min | 3 years ago

Canada approves recreational use of marijuana

"To give themselves some extra time getting to work this morning shuttle buses are replacing red line service in both directions between north quincy and jfk u mass due to a power problem the tsa begins enforcing new roles today on the amount of powder allowed in carry on bags passengers are urged to pack larger containers and checked luggage and remove smaller containers from carry ons for separate screening and charlton's board of selectmen approves a proposal to turn an orchard into a large scale cannabis farm in other news dow disciplinary proceedings continue against the exskipper of a us navy destroyer that collided with a tanker vessel the commanding officer of the us fitzgerald will be headed to a general court martial for last year's deadly collision see that killed seven sailors commander bryce benson waived his right to a preliminary court hearing because he wanted to defend himself at trial benson is charged with negligent theralac of duty and negligent hazarding a vessel no date has been set for benson's court marshal louis martinez abc news the pentagon a gloucester fisherman is injured after being struck by cable while setting a lobster trap firefighters bordered a coastguard vessel to rescue the victim offshore the man suffered a leg dream was transported to a local hospital his injuries are not believed to be lifethreatening the national weather service confirms to tornadoes touched down in new hampshire's white mountains on monday the twisters form during the afternoon in the midst of three tornado warnings being issued in the northern part of the grant estate over a ninety minute stretch new hampshire on average experiences only one tornado a year middle school students in ashland get a whiff of history thankfully not jim close after a locker is on sealed after twenty five years here's wbz's bernice corpuz reports number one thirty is not like any storage space at david mundell school in fact it has its own plaque which says it contains the year of nineteen ninetythree sean thorpe decided to turn the locker into a time capsule that year and he stuffed it with a number of published materials including newspapers copies of sports illustrated and even a catalogue from jc penney field it my prediction was we'd be flying to this event open it up in our like jetson flying cars or something and that didn't happen the locker was unsealed monday in front of students who have never seen a catalog in their lives flipping through the jc penney catalog the early nineties we're in an era of high fashion for sure in boston bernice corpuz wbz newsradio ten thirty canada becomes a second country in the world to make marijuana legal nationwide the senate gave final passage yesterday to the government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis prime minister justin trudeau had hoped to make pot legal by july first but provincial and territorial governments will need eight to twelve weeks to publish regulations here in the us nine states including massachusetts and the district of columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use thirty allow for medical use wbz news time now six twenty two in entertainment news a country music stars trying the personal touch to resolving the detention facilities crisis willie nelson has invited president donald trump asking him to join him at one of the detention centers at the us mexican border he says he hopes to visit will provide a better understanding of what is going on a number of celebrities have raised their voices in protest of a policy among those public among those publicly denouncing the detentions a common ellen degeneres and oprah winfrey former talk show host tweeting to her forty two million plus followers they'd be torn from their parents can't stand it that is reporter oscar wells gabriel we have a critical weather alerts report caused damage across the region thousands left without power if you don't like the weather in new england ray flooding streets we in power just wait.

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George H.W. Bush arrives in Maine for summer

Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

01:15 min | 3 years ago

George H.W. Bush arrives in Maine for summer

"Begins and milwaukee's river west neighborhood over the weekend police say thieves hit up vice cars on booth street then smashed the windows of at least six more those coming on the heels of whitefish bay in shorewood police encouraging people there to remove valuables into wok their doors after a dozen or so vehicle break ins in the past week the president demanding answers from the justice department after reports that an alleged informant was sent to spy on the two thousand sixteen campaigns today president trump is expected to officially follow through on his stunning order tweeting i hereby demand that the department of justice look into whether or not the fbi doj infiltrated or savell the trump campaign for political purposes sunday the justice department said it would investigate deputy attorney general rod rosenstein sane and a statement quote if anyone did infiltrate or savell participants and our presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes we need to know about it and take appropriate action kenneth moton abc news washington north korea displays the closure of its nuclear test site this week foreign journalists will be allowed to a journey deep into the country's mountains to witness it the closing on mount mandera much taty display of goodwill before leader kim jong un's planes summit with president trump next month the closure will also mark an end to the world's last active underground testing site sconsin native in marquette graduate will be in court in washington dc today bryce benson was commander of the navy's uss fitzgerald when it crashed last summer near japan hearing is the first time the exact charges against benson will be heard so far the navy has declined to specify some three thousand uw milwaukee students got their diplomas sunday during their commencement ceremonies loved ones watch from the stands of panther arenas graduate celebrated their years of study with bugs president peter fagin the featured speaker meanwhile out east a former white house contender the keynote speaker at yale's graduation hillary clinton went back to yale university a former presidential candidate warned graduating seniors america is facing a fullfledged crisis in our democracy i say this not as a democrat who lost an election but as an american afraid of losing a country nineteen seventythree yale law school grad also addressed the school shooting tragedy in texas enough is enough we need to come together and we certainly need commonsense.

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"bryce benson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That this took place they point to a stephanie clifford who is the that's the real name of the of the of stormy daniels who has her stage name is stormy daniels that she has denied it herself they deny any payment at this point but i do think that this is the kind of story that it's remarkable that it just kind of gets brushed off you know that people maybe aren't surprised or it's not that big of a thing when it comes to president trump if this were any other president who was accused of having an affair while he was married and his wife had just had their baby this would be major major news but amid the storm of chaos of everything else nobody's talking about it and pure lead politics editor dominican minority america thank you and you're welcome let's turn now to the latest on those two navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of seventeen sailors in both cases the navy destroyers collided with much larger merciless ships and looks likely the commanding officers of the uss fitzgerald and the us as john mccain will face serious criminal charges greg miry is empires national security correspondent greg what possible charges could these officers face well very serious charges indeed negligent homicide dereliction of duty endangering a ship this is what a four star admiral has recommended for the charges to the commanders of each of these ships now go on to something called an article 32 hearing which is the military's equivalent of a grand jury to formally pressed the charges but it certainly seems to be moving in that direction mine is what happened just a terrible scenario seventeen sailors total dying what happened right so the first one was the uss fitzgerald in june it hit a cargo ship off japan seven were killed the commander bryce benson was asleep in his room he was a throne about almost tossed overboard had to be rescued he was injured had to be flown off the sh the ship by helicopter so this was the first of.

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"bryce benson" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:31 min | 4 years ago

"bryce benson" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Batchelor show i welcome jerry hendry center for new american security united states navy retired and david larger are riding a defense news also united states navy retired we're speaking to the tragic events of these last months to two major weapons systems in the solar system arleigh burkeclass destroyers first the uss fits gerald d dg 62 early in the morning of seventeen june 2017 this is in the pacific a collision with a container ship m v a c x crystal damaged the destroyer seven if it's tails crews were at it were killed at the time many were injured including the commanding officer bryce benson and then because this report also includes the damage to the and tragedy of the john us mccain this was twenty one august 2017 off the coast of singapore a collision again this time with the merchant ship l alec m c a and this resulted in the deaths of ten crew members and five injured these reports were co delivered draw within these last days and these reports are now under review by the navy and by the public there are there are redacted reports and then there are classified reports i begin with you jerry to ask about this procedure of the navy investigating a collision like this is this routine that they would be delivered together and the ceremony of delivering these reports how does it work for the navy families for the officers involved and then for the public good evening to you jerry a good even gone after any type of uh for pataudi within the navy there's going to be in an incident investigation uh the fact that we've had beefed two fatal collision that have resulted in mass casualties and and also the comprehensive review also takes up the two previous incidents grounding as well the collusion with the two ticonderogaclass cruiser earlier this year so it was this report is presented as a whole hour with with a particular emphasis on mccain and fitzgerald you to the pataudi but but there is an attempt by the navy in this case to look after systemic reasons to establish whether there or warder a trend that that are behind us clearly when you have four ships but have this level implement all within a regional area there is a need for a deeper focus the.

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