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Philly to remove Christopher Columbus from Marconi Plaza, place in temporary storage
"Been covered in plywood since June, when protesters and neighbors clashed over whether it should stay there. Well, today city got permission to remove it permanently. Hey, Y W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Loeb has more. The Art Commission voted to let the city put the statue in storage temporarily and report back every six months on the process to find find it. it. A A new new home home chairman chairman Alan Alan Greenberg Greenberg says says Statue Statue deserves deserves display display but but not not on on public public land. land. It's It's not not to to suggest suggest that that one one side side is is right right or or wrong, wrong, but but it it is is to to suggest suggest that that there there is is a a bona bona fide fide dispute dispute that that is is leading leading to to Tension, Tension, potential potential violence, violence, and and that's that's not not what what the the function function of of public public art art oughta oughta be. be. The vote came after a public hearing in which 70 people testified both about the pain of seeing Columbus glorified. Given the modern understanding of his flaws and the pride. Italian Americans taken his achievements. The city's chief cultural officer, Kelly Lee, says the city asked to remove the statue because it had become a public safety issue but plans to replace it and it all depends on what the community wants. It could be a statue or it could be Other ways of celebrating Italian American culture. Lee says there's no timeline yet for removal or replacement. Pat Lobe K y. W NEWS RADIO A federal
Fresh update on "bureau chief" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"Prevention hearings was tense. His council push representatives from the city's Office of Violence Prevention. No, I mean smart but way have created in 2018. OVP launched the roadmap to safer communities in January of 2019 to curb the violence with a $10 million budget, But a number of shootings and death kept picking up the win. OVP representatives didn't have data on hand. I don't have any impact, and so it just feels like we're just spending money, the office of Probation and Parole chief Darlene Miller testified that while her officers spend part of the time working remotely, they are supervising over 3000 individuals via phone calls. EMAILS, Texas and video. Kevin Bevel, head of school safety, says the city needs a unified message. Oil gone Other city services as well as community groups also gave testimony, hoping it results and change Every Greg Cable News video, The statue of Christopher Columbus and Marconi Plaza has been covered in plywood since June, when protesters and neighbors clashed over where whether it should stay there. Today, the city got permission to remove it permanently. Okay, Whatever you city Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb has more. The Art commission voted to let the city put the statue in storage temporarily and report back every six months on the process to find it. A new home chairman Alan Greenberg says. Statue deserves display but not on public land. It's not to suggest that one side is right or wrong. But it is to suggest that there is a bona fide dispute that is leading to tension, potential violence, and that's not what the function of public art ought to be. The vote came after a public hearing in which 70 people testified both about the pain of seeing Columbus glorified, given the modern understanding of his flaws. And the pride. Italian Americans taken his achievements. The city's chief cultural officer, Kelly Lee, says the city asked to remove the statue because it had become a public safety issue but plans to replace it and it all depends on what the community wants. It could be a statue or it could be other ways of celebrating Italian American culture, Lee says. There's no timeline yet for removal or replacement Pat Lobe Y W News radio. A new reality life in a pandemic. Now the latest from K Y W. NewsRadio, New Jersey's ever evolving plan to reopen schools in the fall has changed again. With districts now given the option to begin the fall term remotely if in person instruction cannot be safely provided they'll need to submit a plan to the state. To make that happen is Kate Y. W. South Jersey Bureau chief David Madden reports all parents can still keep their kids home to learn online. Many districts were getting worried they couldn't immediately comply with her. Standard's Willingboro for one, hears superintendent Dr Nealy Hackett. The Willingboro Board of Education members are committed to the return of students in the classroom for in person learning. However, before this return is possible, the Board of Education members must know that all appropriate safety precautions are in place given ventilation and PP concerns. They're opting to go remote through mid November. Governor Phil Murphy, in the meantime, is handling a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling. Blouses administration tomorrow up to $10 billion to cover financial shortfalls through the next fiscal year, But we're not declaring victory. We have a long road still to travel. We still need the federal government to step up and provide direct assistance to us in our fellow states that's tied up congressional efforts to agree on a new economic stimulus plan. In South Jersey. David Mattan, K Y. W News radio farmers are looking at.
Firefighter Hurt, Residents Displaced in Naperville House Fire
"Tammy Duckworth's will have much more on this story, coming up 3 31 closer to home of firefighters suffered minor injuries after responding to a house fire Naperville early this Naperville firefighters were called to a house on the 300 block of South Julian Street. Just after 5 30 officials say a grill caught fire and extended to the homes, deck and addict. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Edward Hospital Bureau chief Thomas Moran says all seven
Bill Cosby's lawyers file appeal, ask for new sexual assault trial
"Cosby is arguing his 2018 sexual assault conviction. Should be thrown out, or he should at least be given a new trial as he's filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are suburban Bureau chief unable to use Jim Millward as the story No. Cosby's lawyers say the criminal justice system is supposed to convict defendants for their conduct not for their general character. But they say that idea was tossed and made what they describe as the fervor of the me to movement among the issues challenged in the appeal. Five other accusers who were allowed to testify. Cosby's lawyers argue Theeighty three year old was stripped of the presumption of innocence as in their words, he was forced to defend 1/2 dozen many trials involving antiquated claims of sexual misconduct. Along with the general narrative. He took advantage of countless young women in the 19 seventies. Prosecutors have 30 days to file a response. Cosby has been in Phoenix in Montgomery County since September 2018 on a 3 to 10 year sentence at the
Bill Cosby's lawyers appeal for a new trial
"Or he should at least Given a new trial is he's filed his appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The update now from cable abuse suburban bureau chief Jim Nowhere. Bill Cosby's lawyers say the criminal justice system is supposed to convict defendants for their conduct not for their general character. But they say that idea was tossed and made what they describe as the fervor of the me to movement. Among the issues challenged in the appeal. Five other accusers who were allowed to testify Cosby's lawyers argue Theeighty three year old was stripped of the presumption of innocence as in their words. He was forced to defend 1/2 dozen many trials involving antiquated claims of sexual misconduct. Along with the general narrative. He took advantage of countless young women in the 19 seventies. Prosecutors have 30 days to file a response. Cosby has been in Phoenix in Montgomery County since September 2018 on a 3 to 10 year sentence at the suburban bureau Jim Mel work K Y W NewsRadio. There's a meteor shower
Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low
"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and
That history should not repeat: Hiroshimas storytellers
"Seventy, five years ago, this week, the B twenty, nine, bomber, Nola gay dropped little boy, the world's first use of an atomic weapon. At Eight fifteen in the morning of August six Japanese time. The first atomic thumb has done enemy talk. It detonated over. Hiroshima immediately killing around one hundred and forty. Thousand People I'm was aimed to explode about zero point. In the city at the junction of. Untold River. Three days later, another stroke sake. As Japan marks the anniversary, it hopes to keep the wartime memories alive using the stories of people who survived the attacks. On all. Holland. But the average age of survivors is now over eighty three. But those. This'll be the last chance to hear from those witnesses during a major anniversary. August sixth nineteen forty five was supposed to be a day off for seventeen year old. Takeo to Toco. No Snyder is the economists Tokyo Bureau chief. She had made plans to meet two girlfriends at eight fifteen owning at a train station on the west side of Shema. She was running late, and then she stepped outside, she saw flash and heard a bang. Which you regained consciousness, she found herself lying thirty meters away a mushroom cloud rising over the city. People with charts skin peeling from their arms rushing over a nearby hillside. Mr K. Ohka left's to look for her mother. and. Found rivers filled with bodies took her six days to locate her mom who is still miraculously alive. Mom lived for another twenty two years. We stuck ohka became a prominent voice amongst the hypocrisy shower, atomic bomb survivors, atomic sufferers. Telling Her story abroad many times in hopes of preventing atomic bombs from ever being used again. I heard this tale from her daughter. He got no. Mario. Who's part of a fascinating unique project underway in both your Sima Nagasaki to help preserve the stories, of Hypoxia, for generations to come to, how does this project work? So there are still some hundred and thirty thousand living. inbox. Amiss. Gone. But their average age is now over eighty three and the number who can tell their stories publicly is declining drastically. Just. You got the fact that could have done this. So the city government's in both fishermen sake have been recruiting scores of volunteers like music Otieno to become what they call dense Shosha or legacies successors. These are essentially memory keepers, people who learned the stories of the hypoxia down to the most gruesome details in order to be able to retell them with power and veracity for years into the future do. So the volunteers in, Hiroshima, have to go through a rather rigorous course, three years of study training discussion with hypoxia before they're allowed to retell the stories in public. Ms Higashi, no is somewhat unusual in that. She inherited own story, most of the Dan Shosha, take on a stranger's burden. And it simply because that's that generation of of survivors passing that the these city governments have started this program. Yeah, it is. It's really reflective of the anxiety that many people in here, C.`mon, Nagasaki and throughout Japan feel about fading wartime memories I'm what will happen. Once this generation firsthand witnesses passes away the city governments and the peace museums. Atomic bomb museums in both cities have been collecting and recording testimony for many years. But this then social program is away, they hope to preserve these memories in living form to retain the emotional impact. The comes from searing these stories from another human being. and. So where does this fit in with the the wider of up the bombing of of the war in Japan? For Japan, the Hiroshima Experience became central to wartime memory and park has some scholars have argued because it allows victim narrative to dominate shifting the focus away from the atrocities Japanese soldiers committed abroad in Asia and the Pacific certainly oaks in China and Korea have bristled at the lack of context that some of the retailing's of the aroma and Nagasaki experiences or trey. and. If you look at Japan today, it's of course, wrestling a new with the legacy of the Second World War and its aftermath in particular the constitution that America imposed on Japan after the war, which renounces war bars Japan from maintaining armed forces. In practice, Japan does maintain a powerful military which it calls the Self Defense Forces and its Prime Minister Obey Shinzo years has hoped to change the constitution to revise the constitution in order to make explicit that Japan's military is constitutional and and perhaps to expand the limits of what they're allowed to do. Curiously, the public still supports maintaining the postwar constitution. So in short pacifism is still deep seated in today's Japan. and. What about the the the effort of auction others to to learn the lessons of the second. World War d? How does nuclear non-proliferation look at this stage from where you are. Well. This is another source for concern. Of course, non-proliferation efforts in recent years have been faltering just this January. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It's doomsday clock. It's subjective measure of our proximity to self-annihilation closer to midnight than anytime since its establishment in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, seven, the hawks are are pleased and take solace in the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in two, thousand, seventeen, it invokes there unacceptable suffering in its preamble and a nod to how the memory of interesting Nagasaki continues to shape non-proliferation efforts globally yet at the same time, no country with nuclear weapons has signed up to that treaty neither has Japan in fact, which shelters under America's nuclear umbrella. And, and how does that sit with Hypoxia at this stage at this anniversary being marked. I spoke with US Akihiko the governor of the prefecture, and he expressed the view that I heard from many others both your seem sake, which was a wish that Japan would use its moral authority as the only victim of atomic weapons to push harder for their abolition. The hypocrisy. Have Long gramps and spoken about abolishing the bomb before the last houses away. Just to make the do. You call. You can. That's unlikely. But the hypocrisy hope that their stories at the very least. Deter the world from ever using his weapons again. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much for having me.
Philadelphia - Gov. Wolf recommends, but does not order, postponement of K-12 youth sports in Pennsylvania until 2021
"People with any connection to pre K through high school and recreational youth sports are now scrambling. Because Governor Tom Wolfe wants them sidelined at least until January 2021. Hey, Y W. Suburban Bureau chief Jim Elwood reports the announcement just about everyone by surprise, including the P I double, which oversees Scholastic Sports in Pennsylvania. Their board of directors met in the afternoon. They say they're tremendously disappointed in the decision and roll reconvene to address it. The governor's comment came in the very last line of a nearly 40 minute press briefing, mostly focused on covert 19 testing. The guidance from US recommendation is that we don't do any sports until January 1st. About five hours later, the governor's office clarified that Comments, saying it's not an order or a mandate but a quote strong recommendation coming from both the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Department of Health. The governor says the recommendation applies to all K through 12 and youth rec league sports. But he says the final decision on sports should be made by administrators and locally elected school boards. The governor says this does not apply to collegiate or professional sports just last week that I put out guidance for each ball sport, saying the plan was designed offer flexibility for each school district. Rather than one size fits all
Water Rescues Reported as Flash Floods Strike Philadelphia Area
"Well, Montgomery County saw some of the heaviest rainfall in our area. There were 110 emergency calls her water rescues. Some people on Conshohocken had to be evacuated because of flooding. And there was a report that someone got swept away in the school. Cool river. We get more from K Y W. Suburban bureau chief Jim malware, among them many emergency calls. Someone of the spring Mill train station in white Marsh Township, said there was a person swept away by the Scougall River Cruise search the fast moving and swollen Scougall for hours but didn't find anyone. Rescue crews were called to help people from cars stranded on flooded out roads like in Lafayette Hill, where Bill O'Neill watch. Two cars get stuck on Germantown Pike near Joshua rode a bunch of cars coming down the road to him. Didn't make it. All the trucks and abuse made it. But those guys didn't so they had water rescue come out to get him for a neighborhood along Wosik and creaking pen. Lynn, where ends or Rocko says she watched rescue crews pull neighbors from their homes. Fireman Taking people out in rafts, which was really very surreal. Just a ton of water in Conshohocken. Some homes and businesses along the Plymouth Creek had to be evacuated, including Bob Morris Auto Shop Down the lane. And we're underwater. In addition to the flooding, Montgomery County had tens of thousands of power outages with treason. Branches taking down wires
Republicans dismiss Trump's suggestion to postpone November election
"President Trump tweeted on Thursday morning at the presidential election should be late, something that he has no power to do. Election Day can only be changed by both houses of Congress. The top Republican in the House appeared to push back against President Trump Suggestion to delay the November 3rd presidential election. Meanwhile, KOW South Jersey Bureau chief David Madden spoke with a local expert on the president's ability or lack thereof to do so. Rutgers Camden Public policy professor Lorraine Maneaty centers on voting rights and Fraud. She echoes the opinion widely expressed in the wake of the presidential tweet. Federal law sets the date of the election, so the law would have to be changed and also the Constitution set the dates for when the new Congress has sworn in, and the president is sworn in. So there are institutional obstacles to the president trying to change the date of the election, But he has no authority as president. To do that. Many suggest Mr Trump is trying to muddy the waters in advance of the November vote in case he loses. Long term studies have demonstrated few problems with voting by mail, and she believes the president would be better served by pushing for more resources rather than trying to instill doubt among parts of the
Philadelphia - Wolf says state has no plans to tell schools how, when to reopen
"Wolf says the Commonwealth is leaving leaving the the decision decision of of how how and and when when school's school's really really open open up up to to the the local local boards boards as as we've we've seen seen here here in in Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Hey, Hey, what what abuse abuse Suburban Suburban bureau bureau chief chief Jim Jim Mel Mel Word Word tells tells us us that that there there are are no no easy easy answers. answers. However, However, Governor, Governor, Wolf Wolf says says While the state has offered guidance on how to safely reopen schools, there is no plan to issue a statewide mandate on how schools will open. There's your local school board decisions asses how they open. In the open. It's it's up to them to decide how they're gonna do away kinds of things. Some school administrators say the guidance from the states put them in a difficult spot, for example, desks being six feet apart, where feasible parents who want their Children in school point to where feasible, But staff for parents who were concerned it's not safe are pointing to the six feet. Montgomery County Commissioner Dr Barker says she and the county's office of Public Health have made themselves accessible to school boards. Now them address safety issues that may be outside their expertise We have conveyed to them That whatever those school boards, and those were the elected school board officials who have the responsibility of making the decision for their individual district at the suburban bureau, Jim Mel, work edible you news radio.
Philadelphia Restaurants Facing Yet Another Setback As Indoor Dining Delayed Until At Least Sept. 1
"Has extended the ban on indoor dining until September 1st because of a rise in the number of new cases in the city and the region. On the whole are City Hall Bureau chief. They were able to use Pat Lobe has the update. Philadelphia had originally set this Saturday as three opening day for the risky est activities such as Jim's and Endure dining. But while it moved up the date for Jim's Reopen with no apparent ill effect. It has moved back the date for endure dining. That's because indoor dying is inherently risk. People are indoors where we know there's a risk is greater, and people are not wearing masks because they're eating and drinking. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says he sympathizes with the hardship this creates for restaurants. But it's necessary to flatten the apparent second wave of infections now hitting the region that he believes has travelled north and east from states, he says. Reopen too quickly. The city is also discouraging travel to 25 states with high infection rates and to the Jersey shore. It's not knowing exactly what it is that's happening in the beach. We're just seeing a fairly high proportion of our cases, saying that they had a beach trip and based on that information was saying this is probably not a good idea, Farley says. Most new cases appear to be spreading through family members and social events.
Philadelphia Free Library President Resigns Amid Worker Tumult
"Philadelphia Free Library will begin a search for a new president. The former library head for a dozen years has resigned following months of complaints by black employees about racism and a lack of diversity. Here's K Y. W. City Hall bureau chief Hat Low Given Reardon's 12 year tenure at the library is ending as tumultuously. As it began, she arrived in the depths of the great recession and had to defend the Nutter administration's decision to close neighborhood branches. She's leaving after a vote of no confidence by a black workers group who complain about unequal pay and other kinds of bias. A member of the group Shahada Abdul Rashid. Welcome to the news. We believe that this is a good first step in creating a culture at the free library that is equitable for all weird and did not give a reason for her resignation, but said she'd given it careful consideration. She said she believed she'd achieved the board's mandate to make the library, a world class 21st century institution. Board member Mustafa Rush, Ed said. There will be a search for a replacement. Let's look forward to making sure that the library is an inclusive place for those who work there and you start to take a look at some of the concerns that have been raised and figure out the best way to address those concerns. Moving forward
New Jersey, Burlington County officials are stepping up their efforts to go after child predators online during the COVID-19 pandemic
"Child predators. Investigators have developed a new program cable Up yourself. Jersey Bureau chief David Mattingly fills us in prosecutor Scott Caffeine. This team has been busy with what's been dubbed Operation Safe Quarantine Our office has received. 52 cyber tips from March 17th of July 16 2020 compared to 29 cyber tips during the same time last year. Statewide. The numbers have tripled over the same time period with kids at home or their online Mohr and that's prime time for predators all too skilled with luring kids teaming up with federal agents based in Cherry Hill. They've arrested eight men age 27 to 71 from throughout Burlington County. Each is charged with possessing child porn and endangerment. The operation will continue. Bottom line CAFFEINE A says parents should be more vigilant than ever about what their Children, particularly teens, air doing on cell phones and video games these days. In Pemberton, David Mattan
Philadelphia Officials Give Virus Update
"In new cases of covert 19 in Philadelphia City Hall bureau chief Patton reports, a new study suggests. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Health Commissioner Tom Farley says the city is now averaging 138 new cases a day, at least not number could actually increase in the future, with some results, coming in on the 138 is an increase. From 110 cases per day for the total number of confirmed cases in the city since the beginning of the pandemic is now 26,742. But a new CDC report based on antibody tests from the general population estimates the actual number of cases in the region is 4 to 7 times higher than the number of positive test results. Doctor, Farley says. If cases continue to rise, medium risk activities, which are currently permitted may have to shut down again. Let's be honest, We may have cycles of opening and closing as the epidemic changes around us as we learn more of the next few months, Farley again emphasized prevention measures such as masks, hand washing and distance Pat Lobe, K Y. W News
EU Agrees To Relief Package In Grants, Loans To Bail Out Pandemic-Battered Economies
"The European Union is hoping and out of the box approach will bring some economic stability to the region during the pandemic leaders agreed to a two point one trillion dollar package. What makes this different is for the first time it's offering hundreds of billions of dollars in common debt for more on this game changing agreement. We're bringing in our Brussels bureau chief Dan Michaels Dan. Thanks for being here. My pleasure Dan in our reporting we have called this. Relief package unprecedented. This is a big shift. Perhaps in the way that the EU in the past has really shown it's fiscal power. Indeed this is a dramatic shift for the EU because you members until very recently have avoided giving the central authorities in Brussels the power to issue debt or raise taxes but the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus has been so dramatic that this was the measure that they have decided on to stop the worst impact of the the recession that is hitting Europe particularly in the most Hard hit southern countries like Italy. Spain and Greece. Let's talk about Italy. Spain and Greece in particular. We spend a lot of time looking at the hardship among those three countries in this case the EU is saying the needs there are greater and were showing priority to the region. What sends out most is that the EU is willing to grant to those countries many of these the same countries that struggled a decade ago in the euro crisis but at that time Germans and other northern European countries only wanted to give them low interest. Loans Italy this time as a people remember was the first European country to be hit by corona virus. Northern Italy was devastated by the Italian. Konami was really hit hard. Spain was also hit very hard by the coronavirus Nelson for Greece because our economies are so dependent on tourism and summer travel and since the global economy has shut down it really has been damaging to those countries and so the economic after-effects even as Europe has reopened have been quite painful. And that's what these these measures agreed to this. European summit aimed to address. Let's talk about the to power players. Brokering this deal French. President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Merckel in particular has had this reputation of being very fiscally conservative yet. She's going out of her comfort zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shift here is one of the most dramatic elements of what's happened over recent days for more than a decade. She has opposed anything like grants to other countries She couldn't imagine giving her attacks. There is money to Italians or Greeks Spaniards with no strings attached. No interest payments. Nothing like that. But a combination of factors over recent months changed our view. One is a French. President Emmanuel macron lobbied her. Very hard on this. She saw how dire the situation was. When when CORONA VIRUS HIT EUROPE IN MARCH BORDERS WERE CLOSED? Supply chains shutdown. The economy can pretty close to grinding to a halt and there was a strong feeling that the EU itself could be endangered. She also. She's not running for reelection next year. She said she won't so that gives you a little bit more freedom. So she has over. Recent weeks made if not one hundred eighty degree. Turn quite a dramatic metamorphosis.
As Dallas records its deadliest week during coronavirus pandemic, TEA releases new guidance for Texas schools on online-only classes, start of year
"On a day when the state of Texas saw a record number of Corona virus death and Dallas County Corded, its deadliest weak Yet during the pandemic, the Texas Education Agency has released more guidance about howto make schools happen safely this fall. The TA says public schools do have the option to start the 1st 4 Weeks of the school year with remark rote learning on Lee then have another four week option with a T a waiver. Kor Lee Austin bureau chief Chris Fox sports Some Texas teachers, though don't believe that goes far enough. Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morass says the latest plan comes after consultation with medical experts from around the state. We know we need to provide local schools flexibility to adapt to local health conditions. Especially given the rise in covert cases that we're seeing across the state. The deadlines are irrelevant, and the plan doesn't go far enough, according to Clay Robinson of the Texas State Teachers Association, the governor of the commissioning issue, a statewide order remote instruction on Lee until the pandemic substantially subside in Austin, Chris Fox. NewsRadio, 10 80 K R L
Cruise stocks drop after CDC extends no-sail order
"On the cruise industry, which has been shut down since the start of the pandemic. Miami bureau chief Jonathan Lovin from Bloomberg on the K R LD news lines for Jonathan. The government's no sale order has been extended. Correct, so cruise lines simply cannot sail in U. S waters until the end of September. That puts them back at October 1. If they want to restart cruises at that time. Was this expected? Well, it was expected, inasmuch as a major industry group very recently said that they were voluntarily suspending operations through September 15th on and you know, we understand that the announcement was made with some degree of coordination with the CDC. This essentially extends the timeline by 15 days. It's two more weeks that cruise lines cannot Have operations in US orders, and we hear a lot about the airlines and the difficult times they're going through right now. What about the Royal Caribbean's and the Carnival's of the world? How much financial difficulty or are they in right now? Yeah, well, I think it's ah, pretty straightforward equation, even for non financial folks there. Like I said at the outset, they're spending a ton of money because there's a capital intensive industry just paying for the maintenance of these massive fleet. And they're essentially not making a dime, You know, I mean, they're bringing in cash to a certain extent because they're booking future trips, including in 2021. But this is hard for these companies that had to go out to Wall Street and raised billions of dollars just to ensure That they can get by for the next few months in a no revenue environment. Unlike the airlines, which have not been shut down completely, the cruise lines are if they were open and able to sail. Jonathan, would there be some business? What? There be some people willing to take cruises right now. Yeah. There are a few diehards out there and you know you can. You can see it on social networks and so for, uh, you know, certain people just just loved they're they're cruising. But no doubt this. The episodes of You know, February and March. I think cast a chill over the consumer environment and in the past, this industry has been has been resilient, but it's going to take time for the broad public. I think to be comfortable on a cruise ship. As much as these companies are trying to put out the word that they're doing everything possible to create a bubble there for AH, for future customers. That's
Philadelphia to reopen gyms, fitness centers with strict mask requirement
"And Philadelphia can open on Monday, City officials made the decision despite a growing number of new Kobe 19 cases around the state and concerns they could spread to Philadelphia. K. What'll be use City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports There will be a strict rules in place. Commissioner Tom Farley presented the opening of Jim's has a move to bring more consistency to the measures the city and state are taking to contain. The virus. Gyms have been opened in the rest of the state since late June. Doctor Farley says the city will be enforcing strict rules to see they operate safely. That's only required at all times. Six foot distance will be required at all times. Exercise classes will be fewer than 10 people. Doctor Farley says New Covert 19 cases have been stable in Philadelphia at a bit over 100 today, but he also says test results for positive cases have been Lagging by as much as a week, so it's possible the case count is higher than that. He urged people who've been tested to stay quarantined until they get results.
"bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Lay out her plans for the far finance we hear from our city hall bureau chief hello it's been an eventful four months since commissioner outlaw arrived in Philadelphia but she says she's established goals for reform and crime reduction and has begun weekly reviews of every shooting in the city with federal state and local partners there are overlaps relations are calling on P. AJ property in ninety second property so we're sharing information in real time in remaining these meetings were actionable deliverables I do believe that we will see a decrease in our numbers council members asked outlaw and a managing director Brian Abernathy to rule out future use of tear gas and rubber bullets neither what saying police need nonlethal ways to respond to illegal behavior as for their specific use on demonstrators on the Vine Street expressway last week Abernethy said a review would be conducted and he could not pre judge it Pat Loeb KYW newsradio in Harrisburg some Republican lawmakers took to the capitol steps to protest what they say needs to happen what was that well they claim a resolution date passed on Tuesday night means that governor wolf has to lift his state declaration of disaster which would allow businesses to reopen the governor he says that resolution doesn't mean anything without his signature in even if it did it wouldn't reopen anything well the sort it all out our suburban bureau chief Jim Miller Republican state lawmakers say with the resolution passing both chambers that does not require governor wolf's signature but it does force him to sign a proclamation lifting the disaster declaration governor wolf disputes that I think is a fairly clear constitutional issue the governor also says lifting the emergency declaration wouldn't reopen anything else uses that falls under order signed by the health secretary into the disease prevention act did include provisions for business re opening and worker and building safety officers lifting a declaration would complicate the recovery by slowing the state's ability to respond to the virus also possibly affecting things like unemployment compensation but state Republicans say that's not true state Rep Stephen Breyer says even if it were true the legislature's ready to work with the governor every one of those executive orders we can do in a very short period of time legislatively to help him asked what this means right now for business owners Pennsylvania general counsel Gregory Schwab says he believes the status quo remains in place nothing has changed according to the phase three opening plan the disaster proclamation remains in effect at the suburban bureau Jamelle work K. Y. W. news radio in Washington the brother of George Floyd told lawmakers that enough is enough N. that they have to make sure that someone is held responsible for the death of his brother anybody with a **** they notice Rome you don't do that to you will be you don't have the dental and animal his life about it more on the bill called justice in policing from correspondent Linda Kenyon Republican can box at the bill doesn't get at the root of the problem a comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families of substance abuse of mental health issues Baird family situation didn't kill charge port that's Marc Morial the head of the national urban league it's an absolute outrage to think that bad a bad family I am tired of trying to change the issue sponsors say the bill can come to the house floor before the end of this month Linda Kenyon Washington has a state of New Jersey has lifted stayed home orders and prepares to begin phase two of the recovery plan from the virus is going to be a lot more contact tracers out there as we hear from our south Jersey bureau chief David Madden sixteen hundred people will undergo fifteen hours of online training to join nine hundred already tracing cases statewide in time that force could number over four thousand governor Phil Murphy hopes the people who may get a phone call take it seriously and cooperate with the tracer dislike about this for a second you've had a less than six feet intense relationship that went well past ten minutes with someone who's tested positive someone's calling you to let you know that encourage you to get tested think through any other steps you should be taking it's overwhelmingly to your benefit to take that call and to embrace that the governor concede some may have doubts of their data will be secure be used against them a public campaign will soon begin to reassure people that won't happen besides the date is needed to keep track of how far the virus is spreading in South Jersey David Madden KYW newsradio it's twelve thirty nine traffic is next your city your voice this is K. Y. W. news radio tell us everyone is wondering.
"bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Bureau chief David Madden the stay at home order remains in place along with all the other emergency orders he's issued although Murphy insists it's meant to keep options open as conditions improve any considers a return to that still elusive new normal half of the viral deaths are occurring in long term care centers the governor's calling in outside experts to deal with three specific thanks first to provide immediate support at the department of health specific to long term care secondly conducted two to three week review to address immediate concerns related to protecting long term care facility residents and staff as we look to restart our economy in third to make long term systemic reform recommendations visuals are also working with farmers to make sure testing and treatment options are in place as a migrant workers arrive particularly in our region in South Jersey David Madden KYW newsradio from South Jersey to Philadelphia where officials say they are starting to win the battle against pope at nineteen but they're not prepared to declare victory just yet and they won't predict when they might be able to re open the city until they can stay home orders remain in place the details from our city hall bureau chief Pat Loeb I'm getting an awful lot of questions about re opening Philadelphia health commissioner Tom Farley addressed the question but didn't answer it I can't say because I can't predict the future Dr Farley says the virus has surprises in store there are parts of the country where the cases are rising what's happened there is a virus has sort of found in population he was declining on population but then I got some new stuff so we can't guarantee that it is found all the populations that is going to find even a Philadelphia yeah and so that's why we need to watch this everyday Farley says what Philadelphia is doing by staying home though is working our actions are slowing the spread of this virus are actually very much saving lives Pat Loeb KYW newsradio from Philadelphia we traveled next door to Montgomery County who has reported more than forty seven hundred total positive cases of the virus since the first cases surfaced in early March and also twenty six more deaths were reported Wednesday the county so far has three hundred and seventy nine deaths and one W's suburban bureau chief Janelle ward says the numbers sound bad but the health officials we're seeing a light at the end of the tunnel Montgomery County commissioner Val occurs as the twenty six announced the deaths date back to mid April so the numbers large it's not a one day total also eighty two percent of the county's that's after positive tests are from long term care facilities worker says she had a chance to sit down with the county's team that's going out to visit those facilities the team wanted me to convey to all of you how how sad so many of the workers are these long term care facilities as they have lost individuals that they have cared for in many cases for years across adds those workers say they did all they could to keep the disease out because our cause puts it the virus is treacherous and very contagious she says they still believe those numbers are starting to come down which she credits the social distancing just asking people to continue to follow those measures and as the county inches closer toward reopening suffering residents to think now about what they can do to be as safe as possible.
"bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Bureau chief David Madden with one child in high school another about to graduate college the governor says he understands the angst that parents are feeling it's hard but if we all keep pulling them working together I hope that it will put me in a position in a month's time to make a difference announcement movie also announced his picks the service health and economic representatives in a seven state consortium looking toward me future pandemic responses if you live in one of thirty six thousand residents is controlled by the state housing and mortgage financing authority any rent increases being suspended for now on the medical front new Jersey's accepting a hundred more ventilators New York no longer needs but there are major concerns around the Andover nursing home in Sussex county and how officials there handle more than thirty residential deaths there since late March state and federal investigations are now underway in South Jersey David Madden KYW newsradio Philadelphia officials say they can't predict when stayed home precautions will be lifted despite White House plans for re opening the country K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports their caution comes as the number of new cases and deaths once again increased the city reported six hundred four new cases bringing infections to more than eight thousand and forty two new deaths for a total of two hundred sixty four those are unusual high numbers for one day but health commissioner Tom Farley says he thinks it's a fluke in the way labs are reporting test results he says he thinks the city may have actually hit a plateau in new cases however he stresses more progress is needed before prevention measures can be relaxed but not necessarily pass the worst is still far to go in this epidemic I know all of us want to have it done I'm hopeful that we can be turning a corner soon not there yet mayor Jim Kenney said his city will decide based on science and he finds White House advice to the contrary unhelpful that scares me for as much as the live virus does cut that puts people to situate the think it's okay to resume their former activities the mayor says the city may never go back to where it was just last month Pat Loeb KYW newsradio eight more Montgomery County residents have died after getting infected with the corona virus and more than thirty three hundred county residents have tested positive since the outbreak began B. Y. W. suburban bureau chief Jim Miller has more Montgomery County commissioner Val occurs as the county's once again putting out a call for businesses or residents to donate masks particularly surgical masks are need for these masks has increased dramatically partly from some of the governor's recent orders and other issues among those on order from governor wolf requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks when they go into a grocery store or other essential businesses people are tweeting at me today and things like that saying the governor says we have to wear masks were not going to get a mask I don't have a good answer for that question unfortunately we are we are scrambling a little bit to make sure that all of our employees have masks as for how to safely roll back social distancing efforts are cause says it needs to be based on science and data with widespread testing adding she'd like to see leaders in Washington DC order companies to make the rapid response tests in Eagleville Jamelle work K. Y. W. news radio **** county department of health director Dr David downstairs says he's encouraged by what appears to be a plateau in the number of new cases doctor dancer says he thinks people got the message and are following social distancing orders and while he says it is too early to start widely rolling back those social distancing efforts he does think it's the right time to start discussing conscious step wise re openings eventually we all know that matter what happens we can't keep economy shut down for months and months at a time so if we do this in a stepwise manner while we open things out make sure people continue doing social distancing wearing masks business is keeping people are all those things in addition to quicker testing better contact tracing Dr Dempster says we can start having conversations about how to safely be able to roll back social distancing we're not at the point where we can actually begin to re open things thank you messages around Philly are popping up on shuttered businesses in center city the ones that were forced to close because of the pandemic K. Y. W. John McDevitt explains to the delivery workers making rounds we thank you every step of the way to the cleaning staff so clocking in we see you shining the transportation workers keeping us going there is no stopping our thanks just a few of the several messages on four by six foot posters appearing on boarded windows of center city businesses into the messages has hashtag thank you Philly at the bottom behind the effort to the mayor's office in visibility via we're just here she knows the president and CEO kerosene says the words of appreciation are not just for essential workers but for everyone going through this crisis everyone those of us who are staying at home and doing our part and those of us who are going out and doing their job to support us two street artists were hired to hang the fifty posters John McDevitt KYW newsradio another setback for a former adviser to president trump convicted on charges stemming from the Russia probe more from CBS is Steve Dorsey in Washington a federal judges denied former trump campaign aide Roger stone's request for a new trial it comes after social media surfaced from the jury's forewoman suggesting she may have been biased stone can appeal the decision within fourteen days stone and his lawyers were released from a gag order allowing them to now speak with the press and use social media stone was sentenced to more than three years in prison for lying to Congress and threatening a witness connected to his work on the president's twenty sixteen campaign Steve Dorsey CBS news for.
"bureau chief" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"DC bureau chief a plan to manage to get their share of the seven one of the churches home phone reviews talk a bit about how to manage it get access the moment and servers that they care programs reading programs and keep this a review your good morning good morning Levin good morning everyone it's a little it's a PPO it was a PPV the PPP mains now that houses of worship and faith based institutions are able to protect their staff from the economic harm that has been calls we attributed to the corona virus but it is really the byproduct of government indifference and calling out a crisis by sliding scale what we've seen over the last several weeks is a government that is not really being in tune with what we've seen coming for several months now and now the economy is buckling under the weight of what really looks like political incompetence and some churches will really caught in the crossfire because as these that stay in the shelter in place stay at home borders has been implemented in various states across the country it has impacted the ability of churches to sustain their needed community programs is not really the push about the worship the worship is the mechanism by which churches sustained in terms of their giving but it's really the problematic trusted these charges kept going in communities that were often under served by government in the first place and so there's been a lot of discussion over the last several days since the passage of the care that about whether or not the law would apply to houses of worship because of the question around the establishment clause what we typically call the separation of church and state so there's been a lot of work and effort referred you sent out a call that ministers in and faith leaders and organizations leaders from across the country would convene to first have a credible discussion about.
"bureau chief" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Bureau chief David Madden the governor says the idea here is to get equipment to healthcare workers on the front lines one way or another I am signing an executive order to commandeer medical supplies and equipment that are necessary for our cobit nineteen response this may run the gamut from N. ninety five masks and other personal protective equipment to ventilators and everything in between he hopes those who may be hoarding materials will give them over freely the order addresses those who won't the percentage of positive tests conducted statewide is about forty percent now Murphy toward one of the field hospital set up by a female in the metal lands which will open come Monday a similar facility at the Atlantic city convention center should open by the fourteenth new unemployment claims this week top those from last week both records for the state with a total of three hundred sixty two thousand new claims over that span in South Jersey David Madden KYW newsradio Philadelphia now has twenty one hundred cases of corona virus with four hundred and twenty five new ones confirmed Thursday seventeen people have died the Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports officials say it's too early to tell if these stadium home order is working as the stay at home order nears the end of its second week health commissioner Tom Farley says it will be a few weeks more before officials can tell if it's flattened the curve of covert nineteen spread it takes quite awhile from when changes happen out there in the community and when we start to see it in our data Farley says hospitals are beginning to see an increase in the number of cases and are preparing the plans to add more bets managing director Brian Abernathy says the city is still fighting for supplies every city county and state in this country is looking for N. ninety five masks hand sanitizer hospital gowns for the supply chain for all of them is extremely strange in another development Abernathy says sanitation workers calling out has put trash collection a day behind but he promises it will all be collected over the weekend Pat Loeb KYW newsradio Montgomery county is reporting two more deaths connected to corona virus bringing the total to twelve one hundred thirteen new positive test bring the total cases there to more than seven hundred but as we hear from K. Y. W. suburban bureau chief Jim Miller there is another number officials are keeping an eye on Mike Emery county commissioner valor because says the number of reported positive cases each day can vary depending on what labs report which tests when but she says there's a number there watching closely as an indicator the percentage of how many tests from the counties community based testing site are coming back positive each day because if we do start to see an increase in our number of cases and that would represent a surge what we're going to start to see is that the percentage of cases that are positive each day starts to increase she says so far the number remains at about thirteen to fifteen percent she says are looking at modeling that indicates the peak of cases will likely be mid April but you know it's the peak for the need of hospital beds would likely trail that by about a week in Eagleville Jamelle worked a winnable year news radio Bucks county reports more than four hundred positive cases of coronavirus now with six deaths the county director of emergency services Scott Forster says well they did get a shipment of protective equipment that included twenty thousand masks you're still trying to get more it has been very difficult to acquire the stuff that we have been able to purchased and it's been very difficult to actually get pieces of the strategic national stockpile because it's very competitive across the entire nation Paul Forster adding we have cold dozens of vendors looking for supplies and some of the vendors that we actually were able to purchase things from they they delayed our order and then several days later canceled our order Forster says they're monitoring hospital and first responder needs in order to get an idea of how often new supplies are necessary by looking at what we call the burn rate how often are they using the supplies and it really depends on how many patients are exposed to that can show the symptoms of cold at nineteen Bucks county officials say one way to extend the life of protective equipment is for hospitals to group over nineteen symptoms together so workers don't have to keep changing their equipment president trump has tested negative again for corona virus after he took a new quote rapid test Thursday morning the White House says he is helping and without symptoms president trump also invoked the defense production act you try to broaden the number of companies that can produce much needed ventilators for hospitals overwhelmed by corona virus patients and for those who are hurting economically or SpongeBob Constantini has good news with the start of the briefing focused on economic matters businesses are being urged to apply starting Friday for paycheck protection loans that is potentially forgivable loans to small businesses so long as they keep paying their workers through the crisis treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin I encourage all small businesses that have five hundred or fewer people please contact your lenders as for the stimulus payments to Americans who don't make high six figure incomes Mnuchin pledge they would be arriving within two weeks based on last year's tax returns and people on social security who did not file taxes last year we'll be getting money automatically if they qualify Bob Costantini Washington what's the easiest way to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables balance of nature by simply removing the water and air balance of nature can take thirty one whole fruits and vegetables and put them into.
"bureau chief" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Like you know one degree higher and the whole thing goes doubt and in some parts of Italy. Some cities has already gone down. So you know things have to get a whole lot better before you can before you can relax one of the things that I wanted to ask you about. Because you've really had an interesting career You've done what you've done at the post prior to that you worked out a Pittsburgh But for the purposes of this podcast which is sort of At its core sports media. Podcast you once covered the nationals. And I wonder if You know and I wonder if as you're sort of you know in twenty twenty you're covering this this pandemic this global crisis in Rome ever sort of just sort of think about your days as covering the nationals baseball sort of like it must be surreal for you in once upon a time you were just a baseball writer Like many colleagues and people that I know and then sort of fast forward you know whatever twelve years later. You're you're you're covering this. Life must have seemed a lot easier. When you're only sort of thinking about Stephen Strasburg and some of that other stuff right well I mean it's there's literally it's no more surreal to think back on twelve years ago doing that than it is the thing look back on two months ago just living. My Life. Here They both feel like a lifetime ago but covering sports. And you know I. I think you've talked to other sportswriters at the post who've who've changed Like Chelsea Jane's was was one of my successors on the beat and she's covering the campaign. Now the post the post has been a place where you can kinda jump from one topic to the other and I think it's I think it's healthy because off the basically the muscles of doing journalism or not that different from topic to topic but but surely when you're covering sports especially baseball you're writing a lot of stories quickly and an in a pandemic that actually it helps like most of the stuff I'm doing now is not on deadline but I remember when I was just really a year. Two out of the baseball beat In Two thousand eleven must've been Kim Jong Il died and he died like thirty thirty minutes before our newspapers deadline. And I had I had that much time or his death was announced that more accurately and I had thirty minutes to put a story together and and it worked it worked totally why I do not sweat it because I'd done that exact thing so many times hundreds of times during the previous few years and I thought you know the all. These games stories At Nats Park at twelve thirty. A M definitely led led to that And still those muscles haven't completely gone away. Which which I'm thankful for in you know as as as a non sportswriter now looking back. It's actually easier to sports now because I'm not in the locker room. I'm really much fan now so I I was watching the nets getting up in the middle of the night during the world. Series run now. They're probably be defending champs until two thousand twenty one very true. Who's your favorite person in baseball to cover as a subject as a subject? Oh Wow of course we know. Does these answers are always laying because the best the best people to talk to are always the ones who are scrubs who have forgotten who are one. Step away from like triple A. The those are the ones that always had the time for me. So I I'm trying. I'm trying to think I don't have a favorite but But the teams that I covered were were terrible or dreadful I think one of the teams one hundred and two games in another had lost one hundred and three. This is the reason. They got Harper strasburger in the opposite order in back to back years because they were the worst team in baseball two years in a row so I must have watched sixty people throw their last pitcher or take their last swing in a uniform because a lot of several players ended up following me to Japan and Korea. Yeah I'm looking right now on the The two thousand eight Washington nationals man. I forgot how horrible they were. Fifty nine and one zero to manny. Acta was the manager. Well Jim Bowden now. The athletic was the general manager. I mean Chico. This was a horrible team. I mean these guys. This is a bad year. Aaron Moon now the now. Yankees manager was the first Baseman on that team. While I forgot about this team. That's crazy and was a pretty good guy he was he. Was You know most of these lucid these guys were were nice end and would give you the time and they were lovely in spring training but then by April twenty third. You know there's three and eighteen. They're season's over and and everybody knows it and you just have to play out the string and you're there writing and documenting the next one hundred and thirty games one hundred which are going to be losses and by the end of the season. It's just a really nasty nasty environment by the way Tim. Reading the Ace of the staff. That really tells you everything you need to know right. There from reading ended up playing in the Korean Professional League. Jeez well well there you go listen. Chico. I wish you Obviously you and your family. Nothing but the best of health You're doing incredibly important work in very very stressful times And a lot of people appreciate it even if your isolated their trust me. I'm reading. There's a lot of people who are reading Chico. Harlan is the Rome Bureau chief for The Washington Post. He joined that paper in two thousand and eight And as I just said it before he was a Washington nationals beat writer. He then spent four years at the papers. East Asia Bureau chief focusing on Japan and the Korean Peninsula prior that he worked in Pittsburgh And I think maybe even in Sydney for a little bit so he's had a really really interesting career. Check out his His work at the Post. Because I really think it's sort of a precursor of Of what is what is what is coming in. What is here now in the United States? And if you WANNA follow through on twitter and you want to file Chico on twitter. It's at Chico. Harlan so at C. H. I. C. O. H. A. R. L. A. N. Jacomet has really good. He had to do this I'll be certainly staying in touch with you over the INTERWEBS and my best to you and your family. Stay safe man. Thanks thanks so much for joining me today. Thanks Richard are back in the studio. Thanks Chico Harlan. For talking to us.
"bureau chief" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Twelve in this town which I mean it's a miracle they're even putting out this newspaper on a day-to-day basis Because this town has really been been brought to its knees by the virus but this is also the place where it was at hospital that I was referencing and and I guess in terms of the other things that have stuck with me. It's the images of people one after the next on gurneys like even in the hallways of Hospitals. Because there's no other space for them that they can't breathe in there and some of them The worst off patients are on their back into baited Basically attached to two very heavy duty breathing machines but other ones who are a little bit better off not as critical have these describing almost like plastic helmets on their heads are totally encased and they they look almost like a glagow men with these oversized heads because of the devices that they have on and they're all taking such methodical labored. Brett's one after the next sardine together and and summer young. Not all most aren't but you definitely see some people in their in their in their fifties forties and and you wonder what happened. You know why. Why them There's no answer. There is not always an answer with this stuff. Chico saw one of the things. That's pretty alarming now. Obviously in hindsight is I saw a lot of these videos of some famous places in Rome. you know Spanish steps etc. Where a couple of weeks ago people were out and Tourists were there and people were doing what they normally do. Enrollment in Italy can. Can you give me a sense of Because I think it's a valuable lesson for Americans obviously like wh. What was it like like? When did this change in Italy like? When did the behavior lake dramatically shift and for? How long did people not take any kind of warning seriously? I think that in Italy people were a little bit slow to understand the gravity of this but in an understandable way when it when the first couple of hundred or even a couple thousand cases where we're coming the message from some politicians was okay. You know this is. This is something that is a manageable risk and we should still be socializing with With the proper protocols in place for a while Italy kept restaurants even in the North Open for limited hours and and the rules were simply to try to limit overcrowding and it was about two weeks ago that as you know the number of dead just kept rising by the day. The number of cases was going up. Astronomically that the government took far more drastic steps. I stay locked down the north of the country and sixteen million people that was probably sixteen days ago at this point then two days later they they applied it to the whole country and I think in this case the government was maybe a few may a few steps behind the science surely behind the virus but they were probably ahead of the people because Romans were still mostly carrying on as normal and the first day of the lockdown. The city was maybe even appreciating the quiet a little bit people were still moving around two three four things started changing darkening for sure and and the restrictions have been incrementally tightened so new restaurants are not open now nothing is like nothing is open other than the bare minimum supermarkets pharmacies You're not even allowed to go outside jogging or running so it's not like oh here. The Spanish steps. There's no taurus around. Let's go walk with baby in the stroller. No you cannot leave the House. You can't you're not allowed to go outside for any reason other than an essential and you need to have A certification that is getting ever more beer bureaucratic by day. That you're supposed to print out have with you if you're going outside so maybe I can be proven wrong. Maybe this can become more absolute than it already is there are. There are people that are getting arrested or charged for breaking the protocol but by and large. Italians are really going with this. I think in a way that is admirable and that's been two weeks now so imagine two weeks of real strict adherence to a lock down the US nowhere close to getting to an only now after twelve days of this is that are the first. Is there even the first glimmer that it might be working? Like the explosion of death in an cases is baked in before you take any action so even if the US tomorrow was to put everybody in their in their house nothing would change about the discover this week until the end of March or even into the beginning of April so like the bomb is lit before before you even are aware of it. And that's what part of what makes this virus scary. Chico what I presume that obviously you're fluent in Italian and you can read the papers and watch local news can you? Can you give listeners? Just a sense of what is the. What is it like for the Italian media? What what are you seeing every day on television? What are you reading every day in the papers? Well I'm not saying Italian I've been trying to study and And my comprehension is way better than my than my speaking but but reading the papers shortly. I'm doing that every single day. I think I think the Italian media is is doing. Its best They're they're documenting every little flare up with with real granular precision. And and I guess if you were to only read the Italian papers you might you might miss the scale of the global pandemic but you would get a sense of the suffering in Italy I I normally. The Italian papers are kind of a sounding board for the political back and forth and it can kind of get very inside baseball. But but that's been mostly put aside during this and and they do come up because they have journalists all over the country. Of course they come up with inside views of places that would be hard for a single foreign correspondent to get to so it's invaluable to see it for me. I'm kind of the audience that I have in mind is a little different than them. Because I'm always thinking about Americans and people in other countries and the way I the way I kind of I'm thinking about it is what what are the things that are happening unfolding in Italy. That can kind of shift provide a warning sign for other countries or might like the road and maybe three weeks ago I was thinking that they could be preemptive steps that they take by looking at the Italian disaster but now I think it's more that Italy is just a a pretty grim preview of what's to come in in other places the forboding. What is your process in terms of And described this as little as you want but how how ultimately Are you filing your stories? What's the process of you and post editors either back in Washington or or elsewhere and Asir sort of ask a couple questions just so you can go free form and then our stories assigned to you or are you pretty much independent in terms of you could ultimately decide what story gets done that day. Yeah and mostly coming up with my own ideas and it's a mix of the news the important stuff of the day but but also trying to make sure that in any given week I can have two or three pieces that that really feel more like stories. They might be explanatory. They might they might try to just tap into a place or a moment or an emotion but But I you know this is a moment when Italy couldn't have more stories that you wanNA tell But I've been trying to narrow that down by thinking about what? What are the things that are only happening in Italy because it is at the leading edge of the outbreak? And and so for instance like I wouldn't necessarily want to write about precautions being taken a nursing homes because that's happening everywhere. I'd be looking for the kinds of stories that are only for now happening in Italy and might soon be happening elsewhere and and that all goes back to having more American audience in might g go Realized this is a pretty big question. But what can Americans learn even at this late date from what's happening in Italy. Well I would hope that people can perform the mental trick of being scared before the disaster is right in front of their face. Like you do see these. Psa's from celebrities sort of saying stay indoors as if it's a good community thing to be doing that but even that doesn't quite feel right to me because to really to really understand the gravity of what's happening you almost have to put your. You almost have to try to play forward the the way that this virus grows in magnitude the day. And and so you're taking action based not on what your world looks like right now what it could like in a week or two weeks so it's not like you have to use your imagination. You can look at Italy and you can decide okay. I'M GONNA start today pretending like I have this virus or pretending like everybody around the other. My nuclear family might have this virus. That sounds like a terrible way to live and it is totally terrible way to live. But it's the only way to fully internalize the mindset. That is necessary to social distance in the in the way you need to show this virus to be minimized and you know the unknown is how long that would be necessary. Ideally there's some cocktail of medicines or Or longer down the road vaccine. Maybe the warmer weather helps there. Some reason to think that might be the case but for now for March for April. You know it would be. It would be better to find a mental trick that helps you get really scared of this before. It comes here on neighborhood. And and if if the social distancing works disaster never escalates maybe look back on it and say oh. That was all for nothing. That would be great that you could think Italy for that are talion officials telling the public anything about timeframes in terms of how long they expect You know the state of emergencies throughout the country to continue. Because as you know you know one of the sort of things as we're talking now one of the talking points in the United States Rather scarily is the is the possibility of a Of people going back to work in a short and social isolation or social distancing plan In the US Again just for listeners. Who might not be aware of this? What are the Italian? What are Italian officials telling citizens right now in terms of the stuff while they're doing their due to update because as of now the restrictions are are supposed to end on April third? Obviously that's that's not going to happen. There will be there'll be extended I don't know how long the in terms of messaging to the citizens it is. It is not yet clear but the prime minister has said in an interview with one of the Italian papers a few days ago that the April third will not be the date for this stuff. Nobody nobody really knows. But this is another area where Italy does get to kind of be along with with China to an extent The the Guinea Pigs for how to release the levers gradually you know right now. China is trying to slowly get back to normal and that's another moment when when countries can really be at risk but China can also also has means to to control people and to surveilled at Italy and other democracies. Don't so Italy will be facing Its own challenges when it gets to that point but it's nowhere near that yet. I mean this is. You can't really get to that point until the number of cases is down dramatically and until the hospitals have had time to to recover and to get back to normal to the point where they can. They can handle other things right now. They can't right now. The Italian healthcare system in the north is barely able to breathe like why the doctors I was talking to yesterday said basically the system is like is like an animal on Iraq in the middle of the ocean with only its nose above the water as if to say.
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"And I've noticed that it's kind of dried up a little bit in the United States to like in the first couple of weeks there were stories from these nursing homes like in Washington. Now it's it's being done largely over the phone and a few days ago. I did see the Sky TV reports which I would encourage people if their stomachs are steeled to watch it from inside of one of these hospitals in in Bergamo which is really hard hit and it just like wreck me for the day because I because of the images and second because I was thinking should I be doing that is that is that essential to be doing and I don't know I don't I don't even know that much about this virus yet and calculating the risk becomes really difficult Generally my instinct is to wait and try to get more information and to learn more about the virus before I take anything that feels risky. Not just for myself. But more importantly I'd be bringing home the rest of my family and not just those in Italy but ball all over the world are GONNA eventually be covering this thing and and guidelines are nice to have but they're always changing at this point one of the as well served one of the Things that are cutting and one of the things that You know if you're reading the news sort of trying to find accurate informed sources one of the things. That really struck with me was Seeing the obituaries in Italian papers. Obviously I don't speak Italian. Read Italian but you don't need to speak the language or read the language to understand like Some of those videos of the some of the bigger papers in Italy and just pages and pages of obits I mean it was man it was it was it was hard to see so. I I understand. I asked this understanding that everything that you're covering troubling in an awful but at this point wh- whether it's a singular story or something else wha- what has really been the thing that sort of troubled you the most store or the most concerning thing that you've covered. Let's say over the last two weeks in Rome well from a purely emotional standpoint. I guess it is. It is the convergence of like loneliness that comes upon the dead in in These areas that are hard. Hit if because all right so say say your father or any anybody's father becomes sick with this and gets taken to a hospital. Then they they die. Few few weeks later You're not able to have an in Italy. Any contact with them As as they As they deteriorate in this hospital and then afterwards you're not able to to be there for a funeral so incredibly lonely and it goes against you know what what societies have become accustomed to over millennia this process of grief and it's all been up ended So that that part that part is like it really shows how Beyond beyond the death toll for each each person who's dying. There's this this profound sadness that has left with the families that that I don't think is something that people can easily process. So that's been really tough. And you mentioned these these obituaries. Yeah this is in a town. It's not even it's not even a major city it's Bergamo which is about a hundred thousand people and normally their obituaries are two or three pages. Long they've been now ten eleven.
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"Antonetti and Shaun Cherry. As we've done with our last couple of podcasts taping this Toronto where My family and I remain in self quarantine after Coming back from The United States Like when we did Dr Sling Gown during grant wall I have a coronavirus related guest as well and I think somebody you're gonNA find really interesting Chico Harlan is the Rome Bureau chief for The Washington Post. He joined that paper in two thousand and eight where he started off Doing all things covering the Washington nationals. We'll talk a little bit about that. He then spent four years papers. East Asia Bureau chief focusing on Japan and the Korean Peninsula He has been in Rome since June of twenty eighteen and that is where we talk to Chico Harlan Today Chico. Thanks so much for joining me today on the sports media podcast. Absolutely thank you Richard. All Right Chico The number of things I want to get to but first and foremost Just how are you Urine Rome you're in the middle of a country that has been sort of the center of this pandemic. How are you? What is your health at the moment? And what is your day to day? They can give us a sense of it. Yeah I mean thanks for asking its I. Surely you know. Have nothing to complain about In terms of my own health next to next to anybody else. I'm not sick I I've been working quite hard. And and that has brought you know. Some stresses as well as some Adrenalin and it has been it has been good to have have a sense that I'm doing something important end and the work feels almost like the only the only part of my life that is semi normal. Like I know I know how to cover a big story and and really be dedicated. You know sixteen hours a day to something. This may be a little longer than other peaks but at least writing the stories you know. This is the only part of Of My day to day. That hasn't flipped upside down. The hard part has been simply being cooped up and and seeing the country or my city. Really really atomised and be a place that you know in the most literal way feels like it has been like dehumanized. There's nobody around anymore and not for any reason other than just an epic tragedy So for a while. There were stresses even with my own family should my wife and and baby go back. This was a few weeks ago before. There was a lockdown. We were trying to you know like so many other people compute whether other places might be safe for them what they could get better help from from my wife's parents which because I've been working hard They've kind of been on their own anyway. We decided to to stick together and to Until void what could be a long term separation given the way countries are kind of raising their borders. Right now and so. It's really been the three of US inside of this apartment for For the last couple of weeks I've been I've been really working most most hours of the day. But but by phone and it's been surreal existence inside of this apartment trying to document the crazy things that are happening in Italy Chico. Could you give us a sense of just like where you are in the city for people? If probably they'll be people listening who've never been digitally let alone Rome but just sort of geographically. Give us a little bit of a sense of where you are and perhaps even in relation to the to the worst places in the country right now sure okay so in terms of Rome. I am in the city centre a little bit close to the river. Maybe the best landmark would be coupled fury which is nor under normal times kind of a gross touristy market and now there is nobody there. The hardest hit parts of Italy are to the north area of Lombardy which includes Milan. And I'm not I can't give you like a kilometer estimate but by bullet train. It's about three three and a half hours and and so. Italy's small enough that that the things that happened there surely have been internalized here and in the Rome hasn't been as hard hit. It has more than a thousand confirmed cases and the behavior is if it has one hundred thousand because when you when you do go outside you see people who are suspicious of everybody. They're all wearing masks if they're going to the grocery store that wearing they're wearing surgical gloves and and I think for a lot of cities. The the behavioral changes don't come until until the horror has kind of arrived and I keep telling myself maybe wishful wishfully but that Rome is perhaps a little safer than than other major cities of the world because it's one of the few places where where people change their behavior before the crisis hit true emergency level CHICA. What are the challenges of reporting the story right now for you there a couple number one is truly just staring the the horror of this in the face every day? There's been there have been some times when it is hard to wake up knowing that you're going to be on the phone with doctors or even just on on twitter looking at videos from these hospitals in thinking about it because it is it. You're you're basically writing about death in your writing about people who aren't getting care you writing about Sort of loneliness that comes on families that are losing people because funerals aren't allowed because if someone goes to the hospital With the virus and dies they are not having contact with anybody. They're being being buried by a priest and by a funeral director and their families are under quarantine. It's it is really kind of extraordinary suffering and it's so widespread and and so my job is to be in that world remotely but but still be there And and that part though it's it feels really vital I wouldn't say that it's it's easy. And it's not comparable to what I normally do journalism wise and then and then the logistical side is. The is the second part which just because you're a combination of reasons. The government restrictions on movement the fact that I want to be in writing about different places from one day to the next fact worried about my own. Family's safety I haven't been moving around really much at all. I haven't traveled outside of Rome and phone. Interviews are not as good as being on the ground and and for now. That is what I've been trying to do to get by but the the sort of value for being on the ground you know if you're in a place for a few days now that's not a three day trip. That's that's a seventeen day trip because you have to add in the quarantine and then all of a sudden if something else happens in another place. You can't be there so I think for journalists everywhere. They're trying to figure out. How do you cover this? And and what is worth the risk I I haven't seen much on the ground journalism in Italy and.
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"Suburban bureau chief PML Cameron Williams is described by those who know of a smart witty and respectful he didn't pull the trigger during the November twenty eighteen robbery that killed Sylvia Williams but under the law he still responsible for her death there wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom in the victim's twin sisters in a part of her died that day or what you told Williams she could tell he was raised better than this by the pain she sees in his mother's eyes this was a very emotional sentencing hearing one of the most emotional that I can recall being involved in defense attorney John McMahon argued for a lesser sentence pointing out Williams did not expect us to be fired and before police identified anyone involved he sat down with the tech tips Williams at a BB gun will has accomplished Aaron Taylor had a real gun Taylor fired that gun through a closed door and hit the victim in the head Taylor serving thirty to sixty years in prison as Montgomery County judge Richard Haas inst Williams to eight to twenty years in prison he told him ill have plenty of time to think about what his mother told him about being careful who we hangs out with in Norristown Jamelle work a winnable you news radio at seven oh five the impeachment trial live coverage from KYW newsradio justice John Robbins has declined to read an impeachment trial questioned by Republican senator rand Paul about the intelligence community whistle blower complaint led to the impeachment vote itself and president trump GPS is then communicated to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staff that he did not want to read the whistle blowers neck meantime the lead house impeachment manager August when Adam fifth the Democrat from California notes that a justice department lawyer is contradicted what the president's defense defense in his place the government has been resisting how subpoenas for documents related to the twenty twenty census and lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff told the Senate trial that what happened in federal court falls into the you can't make this up category the judge says if the Congress can't enforce it subpoenas in court then what remedy is there and the justice department lawyers responses impeachment impeachment the president was impeached for obstruction of Congress for refusing to hand over documents and ordering aides to defy subpoenas his lawyers say he was protecting the executive branch in a fight with Congress to re bowed under Washington the trump administration announced a new sanctions on Iran targeting its nuclear energy administration while allowing certain medical shipments sanctions penalize around for stepping up in Richmond uranium at the same time Brian hook of the state department announced an arrangement has been made through Switzerland allowing its banks to finance the shipment of desperately needed medicines to Iran the Iranian regime has a history of using front companies disguised as humanitarian organizations so we have created a very high standard of due diligence but we have now already had one company that has met that and the cancer drugs in the transplant drugs have already been delivered book also said more countries are sending naval vessels to protect chipping in the Persian Gulf on Capitol Hill irv Chapman Bloomberg radio three South Jersey residents are under arrest for allegedly trafficking of fourteen year old girl and a third for allegedly having sex with the the New Jersey attorney general's office announcing the arrests of thirty year old fifty Davis of egg harbor township and twenty six World Derek loss of Atlantic city virtues of offering the victim up for sex at a casino when another South Jersey location the police then picked up fifty two year old her young of south Dennis township the retired a corrections officer now charged with sexual assault of a minor engaging in prostitution the victim was found at the casino after an undercover detective responded to an escort ad he is now receiving support services remember in the Holocaust seventy five years after.
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"Pages DC bureau chief for USA today and she joins me now from Washington Susan Republicans some of them seem divided over witnesses senior White House officials are telling us CBS news they expect four GOP senators will vote to call witnesses Susan Collins Lisa Makowski Mitt Romney and Cory Gardner what kind of pressure are they under well what do those senators have in common that they're running for reelection and their date and from that from states that tend to be kind of purple not reliably red states and so those are the those are the senators with the exception that Romney who is US will vote that in that direction and not running for reelection those are the centers are I think for the most political pressure to make sure it looks like they're having a holding a fair trial that fully explores these articles of impeachment before they vote one way or another on whether to convict the president I don't think it's a I don't think it is a sure thing that that that Democrats home and managed to convince for Republicans to go along with them and just wanted to note that only works if you get all the Democrats to stay with you there are at least a couple of Democrats like Joe Manchin from West Virginia who might potentially be inclined to Healy's here the presents arguments on this front I think this is it now an unsettled issue whether we'll end up hearing from witnesses in the Senate trial how does the level of partisanship they were seeing during this impeachment of president trump compared to what we saw during the Clinton there you know I think I covered the Clinton impeachment who know it would look back and see that as kind of a golden moment of bipartisanship because it seemed pretty partisan at the time but you look back and it was it it was a considerably more cooperative moment than what we have now remember the Senate and at that point voted one hundred zero moving the rules for the trial and in this case we have obvious and divide even on setting the rules in effect Democrats say they don't they are in the at this point they don't even know what the rules are going to be for all the fierceness of the Clinton impeachment this is more partisan than that ever was the outcome of this trial is almost a foregone conclusion president trump is actually campaigning on the impeachment at his rallies he mentioned that you know in the White House when the issue is there what is the motivation for Democrats to continue with this sauce first I'd say that it's it's we we the conventional wisdom is he's going to be able to be it could the person will not be convicted and removed from office I would just add that sometimes unexpected things happen and one reason Democrats would like to call witnesses and would like to have this struggle on for awhile is to have an opportunity for an expected things to happen that make my that would make that not the foregone conclusion but even if the president is not convicted even if he is acquitted by the Senate which is the more likely outcome couple things that Democrats might be looking for that one Democrats argue they had a constitutional obligation to pursue this out of substantive obligation if you look at the politics is probably not at the end of the day the first thing the president wanted to have happen to to be impatient have it and have a Senate trial it also puts these Republican senators from swing states are up for reelection in November on the spot in ways that are probably not helpful to them the only radio news apps for breaking news CBS news radio January.
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"Utility suburban bureau chief Jim Miller reports on March twenty fourth there was a fight outside a home in the five hundred block of west street in Pottstown about thirty minutes later a semi automatic handgun was emptied into that home criminal complaints as McHale Bevin sister was punched during the fight prosecutor Richard Bradbury says Bevans called as co defendant and the fountain Mr felt drove over to our business was picked him up drove him over to the victim's residence and once there a Mister Bevins far about fifteen rounds into the victim's home brought persists fortunate for all involved no one was seriously hurt or killed according to the complaint best Gators leave Bevans waited until a light was turned on in the front room before opening fire Evans pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and related charges and will spend six to fifteen years in state prison Felton pleaded guilty to being the driver and a sense to two to four years behind bars in Norristown Jim out work to whatever you news radio New Jersey lawmakers held hearings today on a proposal to let voters decide in twenty twenty whether to legalize recreational marijuana a failed in Trenton this past spring to advance legislation legalizing cannabis despite support from democratic leaders including governor Murphy under the amendments voters were asked whether to approve recreational pot for those twenty one and older all sales of cannabis products if this passes would be subject to the state sales tax little under seven percent Democrats in the house of pushed through a bill that aims to trim what we pay for medications which has largely along party lines allows the federal government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs despite passage in the house the bill is likely to be stopped in its tracks in the Republican controlled Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is called it a socialist bill and has vowed to block it Republicans warn the measure would hinder the development of new treatments I would impose price controls and although then candidate Donald Trump championed government negotiation on drug prices during the two thousand sixteen campaign president trump does not support the house bill Lindy Kenyan capital hill the votes are being counted in Britain's third general election in five years and if the a exit poll is right the Conservative Party will have its largest majority in the house of Commons since the Margaret Thatcher era within minutes of the last vote being cast the exit polls were predicting a big victory for conservative prime minister Boris Johnson big enough for him to pushes breaks a deal through without having to rely on the sometimes temperamental D. U. P. of Northern Ireland the prime minister has vowed to get Britain out of the European Union by the latest deadline of January thirty first for the first time it looks like he might be able to keep that breaks its promise Vicki Barker CBS news London six oh wait on KYW still to come a former eagle gets caught up on federal charges that's after we check sports by sept septic key card is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list it's re usable and re loadable making it the gift that keeps on giving learn more and I said to Philly dot com here's John Johnson of the seventy Sixers face the Celtics tonight up in Boston in the return of al Horford starting five been Simmons Josh Richardson the bias Harris possibly al Horford and you will be the Horford's listed as questionable we'll find out more from head coach Brett brown at the bottom of the hour the game one of the back to back for the Sixers will host the pelicans tomorrow night opening tip tonight just after eight o'clock well the eagles were once again without Derrick Barnett now Sinagra lower and lane Johnson at practice birds will be visiting the red skins Sunday at one o'clock the team officially placed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery only I aren't promoted Robert Davis any words of advice from quarterback Carson Wentz it is awesome to go out there just relax and have fun I mean obviously you know have been a younger guy knows being No thrust into a position like this you know sometimes there can be some nerves which I mean is a party game I feel like if you're not nervous new not ready you know Santa place so no it is one of those things it's time to go out there.
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"Is a senior congressional bureau chief for them a couple of headlines number one is the Markham continues at our house represent as we just talked to Mike Emanuel about this tonight on these two articles of impeachment at one time there are a lot of Democrats party members or one of those to be you know the everything in the kitchen sink but moderate well however you want to define that moderate Democrats went to Nancy Pelosi and also I am sure of as well and so no no narrow it down and move it along quickly Sir gonna take that up and get the inside scoop from John in a few minutes and the other big headline which is almost completely ignored today I don't know if a Ben Shapiro talked about this today on or not but Joe Biden has signaled that he would only serve a single term if he gets the nomination anyone take a young diverse running mate and then they really help so we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes a last are we discussed the fact that essentially Laurie Lightfoot in light of all the scandals in Springfield Oregon and lobbyists and come off that a son and a former very well paid CEOs now having to resign you know the story that when the franchise agreement for calm add comes up again at the end of next year that she's a searching a hold out and say and you'll hear more on bill cameras connected to Chicago show about this that essentially she's saying not only in winter if people don't pay their bills were you not shut off the gas but all year long and she's looking at it my concern is rising and I think that's going to be a level of accountability that comment has to make publicly to make sure that we understand the magnitude of the problem there because clearly the problem it's not just news reports and smoke there's something real they they're talking about the swirling controversy is a lobbying of scandals but she essentially said look if this is not just for people that can't pay their bill this is for people that just don't want to pay their bill and I would say boy that gives you quite a bit of leeway doesn't when looking at your monthly expenditures now the skin comment again again this month because I can't shut me off it violates a franchise Groeschel say but they got a lot of text messages a couple calls as well by the way the number for text messages and calls remains three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred same number John I wonder comment will still be on the hook for the city taxes that do not get collected but are assessed that's from one X. one point one name texture from three one two when you text me if you want include your first name all put in the system here how is Laurie Lightfoot telling come and they cannot have the contract Hey Leslie stout collecting payments how is that not quid pro quo as a very good question I'm not an attorney so I can't hide but I play one on the radio from time to time to to to to name seven seven three this is a very convoluted tax I'm gonna go and look at this one during a break and get back on that one big all right roll me in this in regards to talking about the family from Chicago that apparently well we hope they can still be rescued on the volcanic a volcanic island often Israel's not likely however John what happen to people being responsible for their own actions there was a New York times opinion piece the centrist at all why were people allowed to go to an active volcano I don't know why are people allowed to drive on the Kennedy expressway everyday it's dangerous hi Keith hi John look we all know people do what they want with no regard to warnings arrest this is evidenced by the number the numbers of starved rock that wander off the trails and fall off the cliffs on a regular basis and and talking with Mike Emanuel about the I. G. hearing today up on Capitol Hill at the Senate judiciary hearing Pamela Shinsei commission a temporal me John the real reason Republican senators of long standing don't want to go to war on the dems is because they may have some skeletons in their closets and they may come out of they don't give professional courtesy to the Democrats well Tim I think it's always a bad Lisa my my view it's always a bad policy to pick fights with the FBI the NSA or the CIA the but this is this is coming from you know John Hall and I am of your card carrying member of the trilateral commission number the luminosity and also of a Mason so I'm a I'm a deep state fan from way back but I I get your I get your contention there are before we get to John pressure him from politico dot com I want to go over the so Joe by an article from the same website according to four people who rarely talked to Joe Biden all of whom of course one remain anonymous it is virtually inconceivable that he will run for reelection in twenty twenty four when he would be the first acted in Syrian president if I miss elected a prominent advisor to the campaign said he's going to be eighty two in four years he will not be running for reelection now this sends out a pretty clear signal to the younger members of the party and the far left in the Democrat party that are not overly enamored about to Joe Biden it will help lighten mollify younger voters especially on the left who are very excited about his candidacy for some reason in fear that his nomination would serve as an eight year road block to the next younger generation of Democrats by signaling that it will only serve one term in choosing a running mate and cabinet that is young and diverse Biden could offer himself to the Democrat primary electorate as the Canada best suited to defeat Donald Trump this makes Joe Biden a great transition figure this is the unnamed advise on that already quoted another top Biden adviser put it this way he's going into this thinking I want to find a running mate I can turn things over to after four years but if that's not possible or doesn't happen though run for reelection but he's not going to publicly make a one term pledge since thanksgiving there is been a gradual shift among prominent Democrats once deeply skeptical of Biden's candidacy Elizabeth Warren is slept she's lost all the games here too since July Peter Bodo judge has shown no evidence that he can he can get the older Democrats on his side of the ledger it can also achieve any appeal among African American and Latino voters Bynes face some older working class white and African American voters remain remarkably consistent in polls the greatest threats to Biden had the neutralize Harris's suspender campaign Booker is scroll the struggle to even qualify for the next debate and Patrick who is a pre thanksgiving entrance to the race this call in and tell us someone person my Bloomberg might become a potential super Tuesday threat but that remains to be seen the another by by the visor again these are all anonymous said Biden has ruled out a one term pledge because he thinks it's a non starter and it's a gimmick and one of the political strategist who has recently talked wanna Biden's close advisers made the argument for serving one term this way by one be running if it was a present Jeb bush or present Marco Rubio is running just because of Donald Trump so a one term pledge would be viewed as an act of self closeness putting the country of Haiti head of any ambition I don't buy that Joe Biden is plenty and this is now open for forty years but it would make him appeal to another portion of the further left Democrat base at time for any will take that up with John also there's some inside information one is only two articles of impeachment against that and a blog celebrated his birthday this week and his wife gave him a Facebook posting as a birthday present and they're still waiting for the Christmas miracle from sixteen hundred and let's talk a little bit more about that coming up in just minutes here double the US WLS traffic at six fourteen the eaves and easy twenty minutes up to like double at forty coming back we cooked a mantra is a forty now the Kennedy out to the airport thirty five fifty coming in the Eisenhower forty seven to the three ninety and found a crash.
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"Great guests on this situation that can probably answer a lot of the questions that we don't have the answers to and that is Jonathan Shanghai China Bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal you can follow him on twitter at j w Asha I've been following throughout this entire process his tweets have been really informative. Jonathan if you're there how you doing thanks for joining US Gallon Pails Yeah I'm here thanks for having me absolutely so I both for financial reasons whether or not NBA players and coaches are going to back Darrow Maury or stay away to kind of preserve the Chinese market how big of a deal is this in China now people are definitely very upset here I mean an NBA is is big time source of entertainment ear for Chinese people I mean it's one of the biggest exports from American it's something that a lot of people here watch and you can walk down the street and you'll see people wearing the gear and you won't see that baseball you won't see that for football you certainly won't see it for hockey but but you will see it for for basketball and that's partly because a yellow Ming and look you just explain what is the relationship like between China and Hong Kong and why did they're put that tweet out there in support of Hong Kong what has a tough question and something that is tough to just boil down in a couple of seconds but basically it does come down to the fact that Hong Kong was a British colony for more than one hundred years in so China sees it as a piece of its territory that was sort of stolen from it and so you know Hong Kong's been a part of China but it's been specially administered for the last twenty two years and so I it's a sensitive topic in Beijing and for them any suggestion that Hong Kong isn't fully China or or that you know the protests that have been going on in Hong Kong you know any shows worked for them from China's point of view is exactly what they don't want and you know going to your point earlier I think the concern really is here that China's taking an uncompromising stance and they always have on a lot of these issues and so you know the NBA wants to allow people to speak out freely in Hong Kong and China it's going to have to really think twice about what the consequences are and they may decide as you point out that this is the right thing to do and that this is what we need Stanford but they need to recognize China will block them as they have for facebook or instagram for twitter or for some of these other services that you know you know in the case of Google they basically said we're not going to allow our search engine to be controlled or managed at all by the China's government and therefore they're not in China so that that's a cost but but you know it's a real dilemma and it's a tough question for anyone who is trying to make money and has to answer to shareholders whether they be you know physically shareholders or whether they be stakeholders as well in terms of the viewers in terms of the owners and everything else so he's Jonathan Chang the China Bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal bomb on twitter at JJ W S J Jonathan the interesting thing is that I'm sure you saw the tweet from the statement from the NBA in that statement essentially told the line it was it didn't WanNa take one step too far in either direction what the NBA can do to fix this situation or is it so out of control that something drastic is going to have to happen I don't know that there's anything that in the NBA can do that will you know make wave the magic wand and and have the government in Beijing happy and have all of you know the NBA's fans and players in its stakeholders happy this is just one of those situations where it's just impossible and you could draw an analogy to due to the NFL and some of the controversies that it's faced it's you know you can even draw you know an analogy to president trump it's like it it's impossible to please both sides and I guess in some cases what they've done is they've just said well we're just GonNa let the speak and let them be but I think in this case trying to is forcing the issue in such a way that you know president trump can't shut down the NBA if if if he doesn't like what players thing or owners general managers are saying China can do that and so I it's you know on a whole different level here our the people reactive let's let's take five steps down the road how are the people of China react who've been watching in loving the NBA for the last ten fifteen years if it did go down the road where they took it away would that would that ended up itself caused any type of change with the people of China upset and would they speak out against the government for doing something like that yeah that's a great question and that's you know that's probably part of the calculation four the leaders in Beijing as well I think the.
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"W J's Lansing bureau chief, Tim, Scooby says the company saw the matter as settled under former governor Rick Snyder, and the new governor is now changing the deal in the courts, the governor and missed Nestle are now deciding what their next move is we had them to ministration source. Tell us earlier today, that Enbridge is basically got a week or so to get a deal together, or who knows what. Will happen an immediate shutdown down the line appears to be in the cards as both sides appear to be at odds. And although line five has not leaked Denver is responsible for the largest inland oil spill in American history that taking place on the Kalamazoo river near Marshall Michigan back in two thousand ten governor Gretchen Whitmer, giving a south western Michigan school board, a little bit more time to develop a plan to keep the district's high school, open NewsRadio nine fifties Ingrid Kelly reports after a public meeting the governor says she will look at a viable alternative. If one is presented by the Benton harbor school board, the governor wants the board to close the high school as part of a broader plan to improve local K through eight education. If not the district could be shut down the deadline had been Friday, but the governor says she will give ficials another week. The school board had accused state officials of wanting to take money out of Benton harbor to benefit nearby white communities. A protest is planned for Tuesday in Lansing, a rally will also take place in Detroit. Friday as Detroit community leaders, hold a protests at the former Kettering, high school in Detroit to show their support for the students and families of Benton, harbor public schools Ingrid Kelly, w w j NewsRadio nine fifty lawmakers now starting to talk about legalize sports betting, but the governor and the legislature seemed to disagree about the details west, Michigan House, Republican brand Aydin sponsoring the legislation, so I think we're making progress. I appreciate the fact that the governor's office is willing to engage in conversations, and I think we're gonna get there. She fired.
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"I'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show speaking with my colleague aaron klein he is in israel he is the bureau chief of breitbart jerusalem were discussing the gaza provocations these last hours the protests at the gaza frontier the berm and the wall that the israelis have constructed to keep the gaza bad actors the terrorists from crashing through tunnelling through india israel to kill israelis and to cause mayhem however the reasons for the gaza provocation today aaron is identified those having to do with the embassy and also with the product of the rallying of the palestinians but we now turn to egypt egypt is in alliance with israel these days but egypt is also a troubled country their economy is sacking so how do these provocations connect to egypt sharon are just as a frayed of israel of hamas breaching the barrier of israel as the jewish status because you have to blockades here and again i repeat there was no blockade until israel dilemmas took over about what you have one blockade imposed by israel to make sure that hamas can't bring jesus into the jewish state and then also they can't transport goods used to build missiles and military installations and territorial to attack jews they also have a blockade imposed by egypt because the new egyptian well not new but the egyptian regime after mom mohammed the muslim brotherhood led by uc right leasees hamas in arm of the muslim brotherhood as a threat not just israel but also potentially to that egypt egypt also separately contends was a massive jihadist threat in the sinai peninsula and so the gypsies are paying careful attention because should hamas breach israel's border barrier then actually they might learn from not that they can extend the riots against the egypt border itself but egypt also needs to be very careful because they have their own jihadist operating in the sinai peninsula and so i know that actually today egypt normally works very carefully coordinates militarily with israel especially on their own threat in the sinai of islam state and other jihadist actually scandalously egyptian foreign ministry earlier today put out a statement that really as a one hundred eighty version of reality and condemns israel overcooked the use of force against peaceful marches better they obviously see what everybody else in the free world ken and these are not peaceful marches i in fact i should have mentioned before that of the.
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"Well s a um a ninety welcome back chicago tomba with profound republic of river politics joined on from mike poplin and he's our washington bureau chief and we're running down the top twenty stories of point seventeen the list is he's a twoseat face and if you've been listening program you know we've already passed we've already run down a number of huge huge stores that would probably top story in any other year but did he make the top ten but now we're into it carl number ten on on the list here is uh robert moller's investigation into the russia collusion probe which has been going on for the better part of the year and that has taken an interesting turn here in the last couple of months as we've learned more and more about the comp members of muller's team in what they've been involved in we've learned more about this this organisation fusion gps and the funding of the dossier it's it's it's like an onion know we're peeling back layers in every every couple of days are week we learned something new something different which really puts a different flavor on this story well it uh it look to consider it look at look to democrats as though we'll finally going to get to the bottom of what trump was doing russia during the campaign and a thick it's gonna lead in extra believed to impeachment the will come out um but it's okay the conservatives like a setup um combing as admitted admitted to a friend that he did testified he was trying to he's trying to trick trump in the same things well maybe that's a little strong but he was trying to set up so if you have a special prosecutor case was fired he got that you know he got a special product prosecuted got a.