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Disgraced former Baltimore mayor to report to prison Friday
"Former mayor Catherine Pugh, reporting to an Alabama prison tomorrow to start serving her sentence. She was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to fraud charges in relation to her healthy Holly Children's book
Baltimore’s former mayor pleads guilty to state perjury charge related to self-published children’s books
"News and former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has pleaded guilty to state perjury charges related to her self published children's books you had already been sentenced to three years in federal prison in the scandal involving her healthy Holly children's books with the state charge she's been sentenced to six months in prison shell served concurrently with the
Start of Ex-Baltimore mayor's prison term delayed to June
"A federal judge has agreed to a second delay now to the start of former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh's prison sentence she was originally set to begin her three year term on federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges April twenty seventh but the Baltimore sun now says a U. S. District Court judge has ordered her to report to an Alabama prison by June twenty sixth her attorney had argued his client should have her start date moved because of court delays prompted by the corona virus
"catherine pugh" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"For almost a month and entertainments entertainers top by K. pop superstars BTS canceled events says the epidemic spreads into sub Saharan Africa Tokyo Disneyland's will close until mid March Republican activists in South Carolina urging a party voters to support Bernie Sanders bid for the White House in the state's democratic primary tomorrow the effort is aimed at exposing what some see as flaws in the state's open primary system added boosting the candidate many Republicans view as the easiest rival for president trump to beat in November X. Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to three years in jail for using revenue from fraudulent book sales to benefit her reelection bid you apologized before her sentencing for the scheme which saw hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks disguised as book sales the sixty nine year old Democrat resigned in may it's a good thing those angry hippos aren't real Disney world jungle cruise ride which takes passengers through a river filled with robot animals went awry yesterday when a boat full of passengers sank into the shallow water as soon as passengers exited the boat safely the Twitter jokes began a video of the event of earned a comparison to the nineteen ninety seven blockbuster Titanic with one person sharing a scene of passengers evacuating the vessel as Celine Dion belts my heart will go on yeah that would be a little unfortunate I guess you're both saying I think I've I think I've been on that one this is thousands of times we've all been on it but these good points thank.
Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sentenced for book sales scheme
"X. Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to three years in jail for using revenue from fraudulent book sales to benefit her reelection bid you apologized before her sentencing for the scheme which saw hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks disguised as book sales the sixty nine year old Democrat resigned
"catherine pugh" Discussed on WTOP
"Dot com or eight eight eight surgery WTOP into thirteen her defense team said she was a broken woman a former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh talked about rebuilding her life after being sentenced to prison this week in a federal corruption case sixty nine year old Catherine Pugh former state delegate state senator and former Baltimore city mayor was sentenced to three years in prison and she'll have to pay more than four hundred thousand dollars in restitution in the federal corruption case against her she pleaded guilty to tax evasion and conspiracy charges while the defense portrayed her as a broken woman you talked about future plans in the style of the politician she once was I've learned a lot of lessons I've learned a lot of lessons I will take those lessons with me I will continue to listen learn and I don't think this is the last chapter for Catherine Pugh in Baltimore Kate Ryan WTOP news this morning that Facebook is canceling its annual conference for developers over coronavirus concern called estate the meeting and San Jose typically draws thousands of software makers from around the world it's a time for Facebook to collaborate with the makers on the programming of its platform now the company is planning for alternative ways for its creative community to convene including live streams videos and locally hosted events Facebook says it's calling off the beating out of concern for its developers and employees Gary nine CBS news one of the jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case speaking out this week CBS this morning co host Gayle king conducted the interview very convicted on criminal sexual act in the first degree and third degree rape that's correct how did you all reach their conclusions it was our deduction and interpretation of the law regardless of behaviors before or after an alleged incident on this day at this time in that place can you do that and the answer for the convictions is now and that's a crime and it was as simple as that you can get out of there is nothing simple about it nothing simple about it and that we were saying the before and after you said you didn't really take that into account you really focused on this particular act on this project a hundred percent a spokesperson for Weinstein says this morning the disgraced movie producer is still at Bellevue hospital and that the legal team will likely not appeal the judge's order and what is to be kept in custody until he is sentenced sports at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white thank rad forty two fifteen in the morning do you know the puck stopped at hello book Connor Hellebuyck made thirty three saves and the Winnipeg Jets blank the capitals three nothing second time this season the cavs were shut out and it's the fifth of the season for Hellebuyck tied for the league lead but Tom Wilson says they could have made it more difficult for us we know we can be better when there's good goal in there strangles isn't isn't a good job and I gotta find a way to get in front of Walmart make more difficult or bad on our senses so that happens I thought we're played together for the most part there's a few shows were just little things cost us on normal Ford front fork A. L. yes Sam selling off was pretty good in defeat for the caps making twenty nine of thirty one stops an empty netter late sealed at the caps have the best road record in the NHL but they have now lost four straight away from home it was a rather cool fifty eight degrees for west Palm Beach Florida where the nationals played under the lights and either settle for a five five tie with their spring training partners the Astros at a meeting led off with a Homer he had two hits and three runs Max Scherzer pitched three innings gave up two runs in the first and was dominant after that striking out five the Orioles pounded Pittsburgh thirteen nothing Chris Davis had two hits including his second Homer of the spring and former national Tommy Milone pitched two scoreless innings of one hit ball and let the rumors began there are multiple reports that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have not made about his free agency and the Brady is operating under the belief that he may be playing elsewhere the patch instead could be interested in participating iota who lost his starting job with Tennessee China the Warner WTOP sporty things out of the two seventeen an update on traffic and weather this very early Friday morning one minute away D. W. team news update vice president pence got down to business as the president's point man on that new coronavirus coped with the Republican and Democrat leadership of the house and Senate were already beginning discussions over an additional supplemental bills will be leading this force for guidance the government also looking to Jack up emergency production of surgical masks and test kits for that virus CBS's Dr Jon LaPook there was a problem with the test kits but they think they fix the problem and they expected to go out why we all fifty states in the very near future maybe as early as the next day or two a California woman has the virus but doesn't know how she contracted Solano county health officer Dr Bellomont yes there were multiple health care personnel who were exposed to the individual at both hospitals we are at present aggressively evaluating everyone.
Ex-Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to fraud and tax evasion
"Years former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty today to wire fraud and other charges related to her children's books scandal you pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore this afternoon to four of the eleven criminal charges against her including conspiracy and tax evasion the charges are related to the sale of her healthy Holly children's book series to non profits and businesses that did business with the state and city U. S. attorney for the district of Maryland Robert Hurst says Baltimore city faces many challenges and we need
Former Baltimore mayor charged with wire fraud over self-published book deal
"Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigned in disgrace charge now with all Levin counts of fraud and tax evasion because of that old healthy Holly scandal healthy healthy always been anything but healthy for Catherine fused career member that children's book series she wrote about healthy Holly and how to eat vegetables and all of those things it was self published top either so let's copies sold lots of copies because of apparently mayor pues corrupt arrangements region had local charities and organizations with business before the city and the city itself just buying all of her books then either keeping them in warehouses or making purchases that were never even full failed and she pocketed according to prosecutors hundreds of thousands of dollars some of which was applied to her campaign other parts of that money applied to sprucing up her home how nice she wrote a great book and she made money on it but she can spend it as she likes right The New York Times reports that the Catherine Pugh has been indicted on these corruption charges connected to money she received for a series of children's books she wrote from companies that had business ties to the city prosecutor's making this public today I missed you she resigned as mayor back in may amid all of these investigations member the F. B. I. rating her home and these warehouses it's all over that healthy Holly book series she's multiple charges she's facing wire fraud conspiracy to defraud the United States government and tax evasion the healthy Hollister is promoted healthy eating and exercise habits which is nice but it was never actually given to the children in many cases at one point the hospital says an implicit in Baltimore had paid her two hundred thousand dollars to donate these books to needy children she took the money never print the books if you get two hundred thousand dollars for it how was it a donation well the book itself would have been donated to the kids right but she got paid for the box yeah right so so they bought the books for the kids right there wasn't a donation on her part no but on their part on their part of the hospital yeah you see what what we're she went horribly awry here she never learned the lesson of alcohol they're going to get you a tax evasion Uncle Sam wants his money that's where you're going down every time that's really make a big mistake she sometimes do pull is sold the same exact books to two different buyers is all this arrangement was not very intelligent no France is they have titles like exercising is fun and vegetables are not just green fun facts there she sold them to two different buyers which enabled her to be paid twice and then she would promise a certain number of books at a given price and she was actually keep the money and not provide the books as promised it's like a Ponzi scheme we promise people if you invest you know you but you buy this in you're going to get this then they never get that niche gets other people to buy and then they don't they don't get it and it's you can't do that how it was bound to come crashing down now I'm more insult to the fact that this was a very smart now is poorly done is very poorly done and companies who had sit business for the city kept buying the books from her and then she would not recuse herself from voting or decision making on issues related to those companies so they were purchasing her favor by giving her cash you think the people Baltimore would wise up somewhere along the line the mayor before her was Stephanie Rawlings Blake track she was the one who gave gave the people room to destroy stuff after the death of Freddie gray yeah you know just given like a day or two to just burn down private businesses and you know destroy in stealing robin get it out of their system yeah yet she's out of politics now sure which is I think was probably a very smart choice it probably was not for her need to find a nother another venue I Sheila Dixon was the mayor before Stephanie Rawlings Blake she was investigated for theft fraud embezzlement and perjury right after she took office in eight the mode as she most famous for the theft of donated gift cards intended for needy families and she use to purchase offer codes and designer shoes she was indicted on twelve counts by a federal grand jury she did not serve jail time as part of a plea deal and she resigned in twenty ten with a promise to not seek political office for the term of her probation but Hey Baltimore if you're lucky she can come
"catherine pugh" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"But that doesn't fit we'll talk about how to solve those problems the presence trying I assume even congressman Elijah Cummings is trying there's twenty some years ago he said there was an infestation going on in Baltimore and you talked about the zombies walking around his district but that you know I I have all the list from the mayor mayor Catherine Pugh a year ago before she was defrocked from the mayor's position of Baltimore walked around and talked about the read the writing carcasses and smell those rats so and there was a film put together by PBS called rats in Baltimore two and a half hours long it's all over the place but the tribes set the tribes are says the same thing the Democrats are saying and he's a racist by that standard I guess NPR's filled with racist it's absurd never let a crisis go to waste and watching television today was embarrassing how these democratic leaders are calling out the president everything but a white man calling the white nationalists race is affiliated with **** the Ku Klux Klan and his children only president we've ever had that has numerous Jewish your courage Jewish grandchildren is this present and he can denounce amis announce them dozens of times you can see it constantly on the internet if you like to look into it and take a look just Google president trump denouncing racism it's all the time everywhere but not that's never fit and I guarantee you if the shooter and date according to media accounts tonight as a satanist eight registered Democrat a supporter of Elizabeth Warren if all that's true and that's the reporting tonight then the Dayton incident will be quickly drop by the mainstream media much like the shooting of Stephen Scalise was dropped after a couple days it didn't fit all the news that fits the printer this done fed they're not going to print much of it at all syntonic Pat patches on his clothing photographs and Democrat so it you know I don't care is politics bullets don't have colors are races genders on him you're dead I also have great sympathy for the nearly fifty people wound sometimes living can be worse than dying terrible injuries take place when a two to three goes through your body terrible injuries so before I go to bed tonight I'm gonna say a silent prayer maybe a one out loud hoping that those affected by the terrible violence in el Paso Dayton also Chicago every week and every weekend Chicago is going to have six to seven homicides in about four to five thousand people shot this year this year over the last ten years were talking numbers are just absurd how many no seven eight thousand dead forty thousand wounded in one city one city and the rates going down the mayor life of says the rate's going down but if the media can't use this to advance their agenda they ignored so what happened to congressman Stephen Scalise was ignored by the media after two days was that guy was a supporter of Bernie Sanders who had nothing to do with the shooting tribes got nothing to do with this character in Dayton no the murderer the Callard from Dallas area that drove over to help pass so to specifically kill individuals of color this is terrorism matter what it is it's white power whatever you wanna call it terrorism no different in black nationalism black terrorism you hear all the time or Islamic terror terrorist terror I was continue thousands on hold millions are listening let's go to Julie in New Jersey Gillian New Jersey welcome to the bill Cunningham show Julie go ahead hi bill it's a if it's true about this guy that is that no high is a Democrat and loves the list of water and it's up to the Republicans had mentioned this every day now because right now at two minutes ago CNN announced that they can guide there's nothing political they just announced that droop whatever the guys Davis the order there's nothing political both this story's true it's I see I blame the Republicans the Republicans should have never given a path to that Bernie Sanders gunmen they should I blame the entire year but they have read a wreck and the anti semitic rhetoric from the Democrat party is increasing Hey I hate crimes against Jewish people that's never said veiny is terrific but he should have said if you're going to blame prompt within a blame the anti semitic bigoted Democrat party for the rent a wreck against Jewish people holding the media accounts the Dane shooter twenty four year old I won't mention his name while war satanic patches his clothes I had on his social media supported and T. for he was a registered Democrat and he supported Elizabeth Warren now the political motivation I don't mail Paso murderer believed in a guaranteed income a lot of the social posting said everyone's got to get a check from the government believed in free healthcare yeah a lot of progressive values but the media is not going to talk about those values they're gonna talk about white nationalist and a white nationals will kill you as quickly as a black nationalist or an Islamic terrorist they're all the same to come from the same cloth right and there's very very few but the media axes here for long not to be overtaken by the complex client or something Republican support they never fight back I'm sick of this being called a racist for three years every day because I voted for trump then I'm going to get a crossover votes yeah I know Julie I thought it was a big deal when James Hoskinson who was a Democrat democratic activist drove hundreds of miles from Illinois at ten to hunt down specifically Republicans he stalked them for a few days I thought this a big story it was gone within two days because the Republicans didn't want to talk about it because they didn't blame they didn't blame Bernie Sanders a Ben and Jerry's for the behavior of this attempted murderer that's two wrong you know Julie two wrongs don't make a right that's well I know what you're saying bill where this case you have to five thirty just like they do to us it gets that you've got saying the Democrats they're laughed when they keep calling us racists say what red cell from sneezes he's a racist this means nothing and the shame them two wrongs don't make a right but in this case Republicans always you know what all right let's start a fight dirty the last six of the blame the entire Democratic Party if you'll give me one more example Steven king of Iowa made some intemperate comments he and the Republican Party under the demands of the mainstream media got a mouthful of the committees I will committee see K. safe can got he was banished by the Republican Party every time a Republican does something wrong the media runs around every other Republican and you got to denounce what Stephen king's out or denounce what trump center now as well where the Republican is the media runs around microphones at all the other Republicans the job on then we demand action when you along Omar and I somebody congressman says the kind of filled the thing she says about Jews the media never runs the other Democrats and say one thing about congressman Omar she should be censure kicked out no I never have a play by completely different set of rules I truly understand what you're saying but let's face it fair is fair Hussein Obama even though black lives matter was welcome inside the White House after ever getting the murder of cops and after the cops are killed in the riots took place Obama invited them into the White House Obama is not a black nationalist and does not have blood on his hands anymore than trump is not a white nationalist and is not have blood on his hands despite the behavior of these Democrats I would be anxious for CNN commentators to challenge these fools on the left to make ridiculous comments about a president that is can damn rock white supremacy on a regular basis let's go to Steven on a cell phone in North Carolina home of the tar heels and the wolf pack Stephen a North Carolina welcome to the bill Cunningham show Stephen go ahead hi bill two weeks all alone what you do and and all the server of great Americans to tell the truth thank you thank you well I've got the all the would change some of this stuff this along with the ACLU and the converse is heard out of our society and that does the law of god love god love your neighbor as you love yourself and they and Intel we get back to that that the the Democrats and the liberals they took the constitution excuse me that so the kids ten commandments out of out of the capital and out of the school and see let me ask you this we have a long list we have a long with society and that that's what they wanted to see if they are they are getting a society of goggles not now listen up we have massive Sentinel Kerr friend no problems almost every week there's one to two thousand Americans murdered by the communist red Chinese shipping Fenton on car front no one in the country we lose about seventy thousand a year it's a ridiculous number if any other foreign power was killing Americans much like Fenton on car friend always killing Americans every year we go to war with them we got that problem the churches are largely emptied out the that there is a hollowness in the American character that's happening right now and I don't like it **** is rampant filthy portrayals of women a biblical base to Christianity is not really preached almost anywhere in the country anymore and some of the underpinnings of our of our way of life have been afflicted and we have a president elected by the American people to do a job from the day he took office he was condemned by the radical left in the news media who never wanted him to do anything in office from the riding that took place the day after his election to the calls for his death the day after the inaugural when many Hollywood lefties talked about blowing up the White House this guy's dealt with this now for almost three years and it's ridiculous now that the grandfather of Jewish children is called a white nationalist despite the fact he's condemn them on a regular basis white nationalism is terrorism murdering those innocent people is despicable and if the Dayton guide led to what I got the death penalty and Mike DeWine would have signed it I guarantee a governor Abbott in the great state of Texas I love taxes is going to sign the next few years a death warrant to put that guy to death for what he did driving from Dallas to Paso the killing those innocent persons disgusting and I guess the ACLU and the Democrats on the left so I will fight to make sure his all of his rights well that by the end of the day governor Abbott will make sure that man is executed for what he did I don't care if it's a hate crime or not it's aggravated murder it's capital murder he did it execute him after a fair trial of course let's continue with more one becomes available eight six six six four seven seven three three seven bill coming in the great American live with you every Sunday.
Baltimore, Seven Four Nine Seven Thousand Pound And One Month discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"The Baltimore sun ran a scathing editorial about the present but they said in a report from twenty seventeen the ball Baltimore sun quote anyone who took a walk around this neighborhood you think you're in it and a third world country that's the Baltimore sun and The Washington Post a larger Cummings is been the number one politician in Baltimore for decades what is he accomplished what has he done other than talk about the problem in Cincinnati the prosecutor says call out the National Guard twenty killed in one month nineteen black one white killed in one month and now everyone is outraged Cranley is outraged county commissioners are outraged Democratic Party is outraged well who's been a judge in Cincinnati for the past fifty years so these communities is a dysfunctional who's in charge the liberals Baltimore is the worst run city in America well the mayor of the most recent mail the Catherine Pugh you just heard was chase from office had been indictment for for fraud and bribery in office now the next allegation by the president is a Baltimore is infested with rats and roads one of the residents say the B. B. C. found quote residents have said that they live in rat infested neighborhoods regardless of what you do as a person living here there are roaches and mice an epidemic of bed bugs on quote I went to the mayor herself say rotting carcasses you smell that look at those rats that's the mayor next allegation is about the rats according to Orkin pest control Baltimore is one of the most rat infested cities in America the pest control company ranks Baltimore number six on the list the other Fiverr worst places like Memphis by the way also control of the Democratic Party the allegation of the presidents of filthy mess and that's true yeah I read to you three or four sentences from the Baltimore sun editorial board last year about Baltimore Baltimore sun quote food containers all up close paper but man appeals plastic bags and tons of garbage littering the shoulders of roads pile up in alleyways and are strewn across fields and yards not only is it unsightly and contribute to a rodent problem here in Baltimore but it can create a glom in a gloomy feeling it's at a time when the city is already facing self esteem issues because of high crime and the scandal surrounding university of Maryland medical system and merit Catherine Pugh who's now on indefinite leave enter healthy holiday books if anything this city needs a major scrubbing to help restore some of its freight than ME John quote that's from the editorial board of the Baltimore sun so when the president says the same things the Baltimore sun says the president is trashed and lastly when you get your reaction seven four nine seven thousand pound seven hundred a new eighteen T. Leslie isn't said Baltimore is dangerous Baltimore according to USA today well there's another conservative publication USA today Baltimore is deadlier than Chicago and Detroit according to crime statistics released by the FBI had the highest homicide rate in the nation and twenty eighteen it's dangerous for the residents the great majority home one is simple life lead in a good way but USA today says the Baltimore has more crime than Chicago and Detroit gun violence are chives dot org archives dot org reports of Baltimore was responsible for more than half the incidents involving guns and the state of Maryland that that's fifty five percent of the guns when they're twelve percent of the population and in Baltimore more than half of the murders are run solved the truth is what's happening in Baltimore has nothing to do with race everything to do with politics and inept democratic lawmakers who have turned their backs on their own people and want to blame others for their behavior can you smell what I'm cooking these are the facts and in Cincinnati according to the federal government they have three zip codes what you're in criminal crisis not being over the Rhine price hill in Avondale according to not United States government an Obama administration said exactly the same thing so is this a shock to the media these clubs I've played or available online why would the mainstream media play the clips of mayor Catherine Pugh how to touring these areas last year before she resigned saying exactly the same things but trump said why would the Baltimore sun editorial board revisit its editorial just seven months ago saying exactly the same thing the president says because the truth doesn't matter it's sink the Bismarck it is saying drop at all cost he is called a races for pointing out the same things that the African American Marable Baltimore I said the same kind of things that Bernie Sanders is said and he was applauded by city officials standing behind Bernie Sanders what am I missing here Meyer waves are yours we have Jane first coming up and many others seven four nine seven thousand pound seven hundred a new eighteen T. the democratic party's policies have collapsed living in urban areas for African American folks who deserve so much better twelve fifty six how may your Reds playing tonight against Pittsburgh all news radio seven hundred W. out of the seven hundred WLW
"catherine pugh" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"An attorney for former Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh claimed. She has fulfilled her end of a deal in which the university of Maryland, medical system, paid her one hundred thousand dollars for twenty thousand copies of her healthy Holly children's books, but their, their whereabouts or recipients still not known a fourth MS thirteen gang members, charged with the in the brutal death of the fourteen year old girl in Riverdale police say gang members feared the girl would squeal them about a kidnapping and robbery, they committed lawyers for the man charged with the killing of five capital, gazette employees are asking for his trial to be held in two parts one to determine guilt or innocence the other regarding his mental state. Expert police officer author Woodhams is convicted of second degree assault and misconduct in the beating of a man captured on a viral video, I'll look at sports and your Weather Channel forecast in a moment blue star Medicated ointment gets five star reviews from our loyal users for fast relief of the pain, and it's almost any skin irritation. Insect bites and fungal infections really works on the summer rashes. I get every year. Psoriasis on my elbows. Blue star worked wonders amazing stuff here, a bit on and the itch is gone. Look for the white box with the blue star in the first aid section. Feel blue star work fast or your money back.
Baltimore's Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns Over Book Scandal
"The democratic mayor of Baltimore in legal trouble. And she resigns as she continues to be investigated for kickbacks USA radio's Timberg with more on the story Baltimore's. Embattled democratic mayor. Catherine Pugh submitted her resignation on Thursday amid state and federal investigations into. Whether she used bulk sales of herself published children's book to disguise, kickbacks or attorney, Steven Silverman. Reads, a statement on her behalf. Baltimore deserves the mayor who can move our great city forward. I want to thank all of our department heads and staff who work hard every day
Baltimore mayor submits resignation amid investigations
"The city of Baltimore is without a permanent mayor this evening after weeks of growing, please for mayor Catherine Pugh to step down. She finally resigned today in a letter read by her lawyer Steve Silberman today, I am submitting my ridden resignation to the Baltimore City council. I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and the credibility of the office of the mayor peers resignation comes during. Multiple investigations into sales of her children's books to explain more. We're joined now by Luke broad water of the Baltimore Sun. Welcome good afternoon. Sue, can you just give us some more details about what led to resignation today? Yes. Well for about a month and a half she has been under tremendous political pressure. It started with the story that we broke in the Baltimore Sun involving her business dealings as a member of the university of Maryland, Maryland, medical system board of directors. She had been selling five hundred thousand dollars worth of herself published children's books to the hospital network at a time when she was supposed to be overseeing their activities this spiraled into more investigative reporting from the sun that uncovered more similar deals with other business entities that do business with the city of Baltimore it prompted. Multiple investigations state local and finally a federal investigation. I think there's something like seven investigations and multiple calls for the mayor's resignation from the governor on down to every member of the city council. She hasn't been charged with a crime yet. But, but how likely is it that she is going to be facing charges? Why can't speculate about the likelihood of charges, but there are of luminous investigations going on numerous investigations. I mean, the FBI the IRS the state prosecutor the city ethics board the inspector general of the Maryland insurance administration. There are multiple investigations. And we do know that there are quite likely looking at her taxes and also her ethics forms in addition to any larger alleged corruption schemes now Pugh is the second Baltimore mayor in a decade to quit because of ties to criminal investigation. Right. So what would you? You say these resignations reflect about Baltimore City politics there. Why would hope folks nationally wouldn't get the wrong idea about Baltimore? Because I'm in Baltimore's my favorite city in the country. But the, but we have had a very serious problems here with leadership and governess governance being done in an ethical way. And you're right tumors ago. Mayor Sheila Dixon had to resign after pleading to perjury charges into the theft of gift cards meant for children. So this is two out of the last three mayors have resigned amid scandal. Of course, mayor Pugh is only under investigation. She is not charged with any crime. But the political pressure on her I think made it untenable for her to govern with the governor the state com roller the city delegation. The city council the business community everyone. Call on her to resign. Now just really quickly Pugh has been on leave since early last month because of medical issues and the current acting mayor does not want the job. So who's expected to take place while there will be a robust fuel of field of candidates now, including likely the past mayor, you reference mayor dick. In likely, we'll get back into the mix. There are some other top candidates from the city council from people who run for governor before I don't want to announce their campaigns for them, but it will be it'll be highly
"catherine pugh" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Q E D eight point five San Francisco in kick, you we I eighty nine point three north highlands, Sacramento. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And Audie Cornish. Federal officials are investigating the death of a sixteen year old watermelon boy in the custody of health and human services last month. He died of a brain infection after crossing the southern border as an unaccompanied minor. This is the third death of a migrant child in US custody since December NPR's John Burnett has more the still unnamed teenager crossed from Mexico into El Paso, Texas on April nineteenth and was detained by the border patrol a statement from the US office of refugee resettlement, which is responsible for the care of migrant. Children says a clinician with the border patrol observed. No health problems, the youngster was transferred the next day to a large government contractor child shelter in south Texas, called CASA Padre, it's a cavernous converted WalMart and the city of Brownsville run by south west key this Austin based nonprofit houses more migrant children for our throughout the country than any. The other shelter provider. Oh are says the teenager did not complain of health problems when he arrived at the shelter. But the next day April twenty first he came down with fever chills headache, he ended up in intensive care at a children's hospital diagnosed with a severe infection in his brain despite surgery to relieve pressure in his head the child died. Eight days later, it's devastating to staff something like this happens tragedy. Robert Carey was head of our in the last two years of the Obama administration. He recalls to migrant children died on his watch. He said they arrived in the US with pre-existing. Medical problems are his launched a full review of the cause of the sixteen year olds death, and how it was handled is taken very very seriously and review of all the procedures. All the actions that we're taking with regard to that child. The Guatemalan foreign relations ministry says it has notified the boy's family back, home and chiquimula province. And the body is being repatriated the case underscores the hazards of these often grueling and clandestine trips from Central America to the US border and the delicate state of health of some asylum seekers human rights advocates are concerned that this is the third death of an immigrant child and US custody in five months in December two other Guatemalan. Children Jacqueline, call McKean and Philippe big Gomez Alonso seven and eight years old died of complications from 'Bacterial infections after they were apprehended by the border patrol like the sixteen year old. They were rushed to the hospital where they died. Just Morales rock keto is chair of a migrant rights group called families belong together. Part of a very disturbing pattern. What we find out as we have more about these is the children are leaving their lives in custody are it's because they're. Sick. They are not receiving adequate care and attention in disabilities. The deaths of Jacqueline in Philippi prompted customs and border protection to spend millions to assign contract medical personnel border patrol stations. They're now supposed to screen and triage all arriving migrants border patrol officials say they're transporting more than sixty of them to the hospital every day, the fatality of third migrant child happens amid a historic surge of Central American children and families crossing the southern border many to request asylum more than one hundred thousand were taken into custody last month yesterday, the White House asked for four and a half billion additional dollars in humanitarian aid for arriving migrants more than half of that request is for increased shelter capacity for unaccompanied children. And Robert Carey thinks it's important for his former agency the office of refugee resettlement, as it adds, even more beds to be mindful of a sense of scale, what kind of care is being envisioned is it a. Large barracks or attend city on a military base in remote location? The ideal setting for children is smaller settings that are child friendly spaces more proof of the danger of the migrant trail today of border patrol official reports nine hundred were in a raft. Crossing the Rio Grande when it overturned in the current five or rescued a ten month old infant drown and avanti's of a man and two other young children have not been found. John burnett. NPR news. The city of Baltimore is without a permanent mayor this evening after weeks of growing, please for mayor Catherine Pugh to step down. She finally resigned today in a letter read by her lawyer Steve Silverman today, I am submitting my written resignation to the Baltimore City council. I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and the credibility of the office of the mayor peers resignation comes during. Multiple investigations into sales of her children's books to explain more. We're joined now by Luke broad water. The Baltimore Sun, welcome good afternoon. Sue, can you just give us some more details about what led to resignation today? Yes. Well for about a month and a half she has been under tremendous political pressure. It started with the story that we broke in the Baltimore Sun involving her business dealings as a member of the university of Maryland medical system board of directors. She had been selling five hundred thousand dollars worth of herself published children's books to the hospital network at a time when she was supposed to be overseeing the activities this spiraled into more investigative reporting from the sun that uncovered more similar deals with other business entities that do business with the city of Baltimore it prompted. Multiple investigations state local and finally federal investigation. I think there's something like seven investigations and multiple calls for the mayor's resignation from the governor on down to every member of the city council. She hasn't been charged with a crime yet. But, but how likely is it that she is going to be facing charges? Why can't speculate about the likelihood of charges, but there are voluminous investigations going on numerous investigations. I mean, the FBI the IRS the state prosecutor the city ethics board the inspector general of the Maryland insurance administration. There are multiple investigations. And we do know that are quite likely looking at her taxes and also her ethics forms in addition to any larger alleged corruption schemes now Pugh is the second Baltimore mayor in a decade to quit because of ties to criminal investigation. Right. So what would you? You say these resignations reflect about Baltimore City politics there. Well, what hope folks nationally wouldn't get the wrong idea about Baltimore. Because I'm in Baltimore's my favorite city in the country. But the, but we have had very serious problems here with leadership and governess governance being done in an ethical way. And you're right tumors ago. Mayor Sheila Dixon had to resign after pleading to perjury charges into the theft of gift cards meant for children. So this is two out of the last three mayors have resigned amid scandal. Of course, mayor Pugh is only under investigation. She is not charged with any crime. But the political pressure on her I think made it untenable for her to govern with the governor the state comptroller, the city delegation, the city council the business community everyone calling on her to resign. Now, just really quickly Pugh has been on leave since early last month because of medical issues, and the current acting mayor does not want the jobs who's expected to take place while there will be a robust fuel of field of candidates now, including likely the past mayor who you reference mayor Dixon likely. We'll get back into the mix. There are some other top candidates from the city council from people who run for governor before I don't want to announce their campaigns for them, but it will be it'll be highly contested Luke broad waters reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Thank you very much. Thank you. And you're listening to all things considered from NPR news..
"catherine pugh" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Plus Baltimore's. Embattled mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned and do we have a cult leader operating in our midst in New York City right under the noses of NYPD. We'll find out after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The White House is hitting back at the special counsel report in a letter sent to the attorney general the executive branches taking issue with Robert Muller's decision to lay out numerous instances of possible. Obstruction of Justice without making a prosecutorial decision. Here's NPR's Keith. The letter from White House special counsel emit flood to the attorney general criticizes the mullahs report as making political statements it argues Muller and his staff failed in their duty to act prosecutors in particular flood takes issue with oft-quoted phrase from the Miller report while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime. It also does not exonerate him. Flood writes that the report is a prosecutorial curiosity part truth commission report and part law school exam paper the letter goes on to say that while President Trump did not assert executive privilege over the mullahs report. He hasn't waved. His ability to. Instruct aides to decline to testify before congress tamra Keith NPR news has been providing intelligence to the US government after pleading guilty to planning territory in two thousand ten will soon. Walk free assu from member station. WNYC was at the Brooklyn courthouse earlier today for his sentencing. It's really the best scenario Najah villas could have hoped for a ten year sentence of which he's already served about nine and a half. Judge. Raymond Deary read from court documents, outlining how cooperatives Ozzy has been while in government custody and saying the information he's provided about al-qaeda and its members has undoubtedly saved lives. The judge called this and unthinkable. Second chance and told Ali you earned it in twenty ten guilty. Plea Zaza acknowledged that he and two friends planned a suicide bombing in the New York City subway, his defense attorney said he's hopeful he'll be released in a matter of days, not months for NPR. News..
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigns amid scandal
"Catherine Pugh is resigned as the mayor of Baltimore. Her attorney announcing the move by reading a statement on her behalf. Emily solvent. Member station. W Y PR has more the scandal that led to Pugh's political demise began in March when the Baltimore Sun reported that pew sold half a million dollars worth of self published. Children's books to the university of Maryland medical system while she served on its. Governing board pure resigned from that board and said that she did not sell books to any other businesses but healthcare insurance and a prominent businessman among others came forward. They gave the first term democrat hefty checks for books and were later awarded lucrative contracts with the city amid outcry p went on indefinite paid leave on April. First Sania case of pneumonia. The FBI, and I r s rated her home in city hall office weeks
"catherine pugh" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The sixty eighty WCM news time three minutes past not Oaklawn governor HOGAN, joining growing calls for the resignation of Baltimore's. Embattled mayor Catherine Pugh as federal agents rate her homes and city hall offices. Not fit to lead says HOGAN, the lawyer for Baltimore mayor few remains says she remains in poor health and not lucid enough to decide whether to resign. A Baltimore job training program raided by federal agents receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from various government agencies and is run by a woman convicted of stealing eight hundred twenty five thousand dollars from a previous employer. Baltimore's mayor. Served for years on the done profits board a twenty one year old Morgan state university student at a twenty four year old man or Baltimore's latest fatal shooting victims. At autopsy determined a fifty year old woman found dead in a burning home on Morley street and south west Baltimore is ruled a homicide by s fixation a forty three year old man. Kill the crash in Harford county closes route twenty three for about three hours Thursday morning and former longtime Baltimore County council secretary Tom to poor rich has died from cancer always dressed as a fashion plate colorful to poor of it's known as the mayor of Dundalk was Eighty-nine sports in a moment. Forget everything you were told about retirement planning the rules have changed and your strategy needs to change.
FBI, IRS search Baltimore Mayor Pugh's home, City Hall, more
"A scandal escalates in Baltimore, the FBI and criminal investigators from the IRS executed search warrants at the home of the Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City hall. Investigators also searched a second home belonging to the democratic mayor who's taken a leave of absence amid the scandal over the sale of children's book that she wrote as well as the Maryland center for adult training, a nonprofit that the mayor worked with the FBI says they have made. No arrests
Catherine Pugh, David Shorto Pugh And Baltimore discussed on Chris Plante
"John Matthews. Federal agents have fanned out to at least five locations in Baltimore this morning, including city hall, and the home of mayor Catherine Pugh to serve search warrants. Mayor Pugh was home this morning around six forty five or seven AM when investigators arrived at her home, no arrests have been made today. According to the FBI, we don't quite know what these search warrants are in regards to, but there has been a scandal. That's engulfed city politics in Baltimore involving a book deal that she had while she was working on the board of the university of Maryland medical center. Respondent David Shorto Pugh received more than seven hundred thousand dollars for her children's
"catherine pugh" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Townhall dot com. I'm Ron garage both sides and the government shutdown air their differences before national audience in his Oval Office address to the nation. President Trump claimed there's a national security and humanitarian crisis on the border that could be solved by building a wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. But in a rebuttal house speaker Nancy Pelosi called the wall expensive and ineffective. He always promised. Mexico would pay for and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said a border wall sends the wrong message symbol of America should be the statue of liberty. Not a thirty foot wall. Each side blamed the other for causing the government shutdown. Greg Clugston, Washington. Mr. Trump follows up Tuesday's address with a trip on Thursday to the southern border, the House Democrats House Democratic majority that is has chosen an emotional anniversary two intrigue. Use new gun control legislation speaker Pelosi joined the announcement of an expansive background checks Bill for the sale and transfer of firearms Bill that will expand background checks to all firearm. Sales congressman Mike Thompson of California making the announcement. He's a co-sponsor announced on the eighth anniversary of the day. Former congresswoman Gabby giffords was seriously wounded in the head during a shooting at a constituent meeting in Arizona. She was present for the announcement. Now is the time to come together be responsible and NRA spokeswoman points out that a federal background. Check did not prevent the Gifford shooting. George funds on reporting a new court filing says former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort shared polling data with an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign and lied to federal investigators about it and a day after announcing fort police chief, Joel FitzGerald withdrew his name from consideration Baltimore's next the Mary Catherine Pugh mayor a now. Ounce..
"catherine pugh" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Both sides and the government shutdown air their differences before national audience in his Oval Office address to the nation. President Trump claimed there's a national security and humanitarian crisis on the border that could be solved by building a wall. This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. But in a rebuttal house speaker Nancy Pelosi called the wall expensive and ineffective along. He always promised. Mexico would pay for and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said a border wall sends the wrong message symbol of America should be the statue of liberty. Not a thirty foot wall. Each side blamed the other for causing the government shutdown. Greg Clugston, Washington. Mr. Trump follows up Tuesday's address with a trip on Thursday to the southern border, the House Democrats House Democratic majority that is has chosen an emotional anniversary to introduce new gun control. Legislation speaker Pelosi joined the announcement of an. Expansive background checks Bill for the sale and transfer of firearms. It's a Bill that will expand background checks to all firearm. Sales congressman Mike Thompson of California making the announcement. He's a co-sponsor announced on the eighth anniversary of the day. Former congresswoman Gabby giffords was seriously wounded in the head during a shooting at a constituent meeting in Arizona. She was present for the announcement. Now is the time to come together. Fevers fungible an NRA spokeswoman points out that a federal background. Check did not prevent the Gifford shooting George funds. Johnny reporting a new court filing says former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort shared polling data with an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign and lied to federal investigators about and a day after announcing fourth police chief, Joel FitzGerald withdrew his name from consideration Baltimore's next to Mary, Catherine Pugh mayor announced a new police Commissioner imagine doing one.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"We have time for just a few questions any questions announce hi my name is beverley liaison and i work for the city i don't know if i was supposed to introduce myself but i did have a question as more of a comment both of you essentially work to bridge gaps with people by just allowing people to know people in different perspectives and one story that i had to listen to podcasts for school was the eastern avenue podcast and with that podcast i had the desire to go to that block like just the desire haven't been and i don't know when i'll go in the near future but just that little bit of me wanting to go there is a big difference like it's small things in our subconscious that make differences like that and many people don't see the work that you do mayor catherine pugh and they don't know what goes into other changes little changes or changes that seem little to someone who doesn't know what happens behind the scene but in the long run ec mica very big pitcher person but in the future when these little changes are you know snowball into things that people may take for granted in the future just the work that you've got both of you do i can't wait to see and be part of that and enjoy the fruits of both of your flavors oh thank you thank you for here here my name is joe and i'm born and raised here in baltimore and i just wanted to thank you for changing the narrative and controlling narrative most people tend to think that both when was like the corner and the wire and i want to thank you for telling people shoe stories or allowing them to speak their true stories thank you will say one more question hi my name is destiny and i'm i'm currently a youth producer and a lot of the work i do involves telling stories of the community and that's something that i'm really drawn to and i wanna make it into a career in interested in becoming an entrepreneur and creating something like you do and i was just wondering what advice would you have for someone who isn't really totally independent yet but his kind of reaching for that direction congratulations and good luck and we we need more storytellers this is my face and that is like whatever perceived hurdle there is like the bar for entry like however that big that is in your imagination in reality it's much smaller than the thing i told people who are kind of starting out producing stories is like you can only kind of study so much about it and kind of learn abstractly so much about it you just have to go out and do there's no it's like shooting foul shots you just have to keep doing it over and over again and each each time you do your next iteration is going to be a little better than the one before practice practice interviewing people in your neighborhood on your own block people who do things that are interesting to you find the person who does the job that you wanted to ask them if you can shadow them hang out volunteer and you'll get they're gonna give you my car to you all give you can talk shop okay native native gentlemen aaron hakin let's give them a big round of aw thank you all warning aaron hankinson conversation baltimore mayor catherine pete recorded live at the chesapeake shakespeare company monday evening june twenty fifth especial thanks this episode to timing miller dennis scores tim evers of the mayor's office to dan o'brien of chesapeake shakespeare special thanks also this episode and every episode two out of the blocks coproducer wendell patrick here too is the maestro behind shoes of regional music out of the blocks is an original production of wip are npr wrecks and we'll be back with you again soon with an episode coming out of the west end in atlanta until then thanks for helping spread the good word about out of the blacks thanks for your reviews and thank you for this out of the blocks as may possible by the corporation for public broadcasting the cohen opportunity fund the hockberg foundation and the museum on nation support for this podcast comes from the corporation for public broadcasting free pr ex
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"I have over one hundred twenty seven thousand dollars that's watching me every single day on my instagram page over eighty something thousand on twitter and listen i'm going to use that arm and so that's what i did i make these small commercials i get on up and down saint paul street and i model my clothes and i described him and twist and turn and show them all the details and that made me different and then not you're not that i would raba at back in fact that she the one that i was on paint summit bottom line to the point donahue when i was young i went to the school called pay quinn and that was a school for pregnant girls and donohue had us on his show and they want it to ask us like about where we're frayed and where we scared and things of that nature and so i was a spokesperson for my school and like hey listen we made some mistakes out babies aren't mistakes obviously but we got pregnant and you know we still have goals we still have dreams we still are inspired we're still going to make it and you don't have a baby you're going to get there faster than me so take advantage of you get there faster than me and then i'm going to be running the same race but then there's gonna be a wall right there and then i'm just going to climb up the wall and then i'm just going to jump over the wall and then i might land and and you might land standing straight up and i might land in a dirt and my hands might get a little bit dirty and then i'm gonna continue to run that same race and when i get there i'll see you hair hair i am now forty one and a lot of those people that didn't have babies aren't where i am and where a lot of teenage mothers are and people that grew up in the hood are and you know the people where people didn't expect you to win like people just don't expect if you have a child at a young age to win they don't expect if you come from the projects to win to make six figures in a year to make seven figures into they don't expect that the thing is this it doesn't matter who you are or what your background is or what color the color of your skin what matters is what's with an what show willing to overcome what goals you set for yourself how you plan to reach them that's the mission nothing in this world can stop you from reaching your goals but you so i want to leave what this melania people we are thriving out businesses authorizing we are not all popping pills we are not all on the corner we are not all hate each other we are not all calling each of it the n word and we in the retirement kings and queens are here we are here and we are not going anywhere so that's that's malaysia from his moluccas fashion and i don't know i mean that may be a future candidate for mayor how i would not want it to baiter sounds like i'm good debater though i'm excellent debater aaron we're almost near are the into in of our interview but i'd love to ask you just one of the question if you could be doing anything else anything else would that be other would've doing right now yes you can't be mayor not politics i will not be entering politics it's hard for me to imagine what would be doing other than what i'm doing right now because i feel like we finally just sort of hit our stride and discovered are calling so we're going to ride this wave for while so at might that because sometimes we just find are calling in are calling is where we belong i think you make a big difference on the radio sharing those stories and inspiring others to listen but more importantly to get inspiration from your stories thank you so much thank you share say say.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"Yeah but they're all so is what i realized that in these kinds of positions you're always gonna have critics and so if you're not thick skinned if you're not prepared then you'll be walking around which had me you hit in your hand and you know i expect those but what i expect from me his greatness expect me to the very best job every single day when i lay my head on my pillow i have no regrets so i don't worry about the critics who who wants them nobody put you realize when you take on these positions is this public position that those critics are going to be there and so that's just a part of the everyday your job and if you're a public servant which i consider myself a public servant and you're elected by the people all you can do is your very best and that's the speculation i have a myself that is just so incredible in such a foreign concept i would be such a mess if i was in like one person says something kind of like mildly negative about the about the show at some point i'm my week is ruined like i can't function i guess it really i mean i i mean do we always thick skin like that and always sort of hyperfocused like this i want to seven children months my sister would say i know you all think she's the only one but i've always been focused that i was always the person of of the seven of us my dad would say when we drive twelve hours down south put katrin front because she'll stay awake the entire time you know she'll read all of the the license plates she will joe she'll always be focused on making sure that we get there i've just always been focused like that i've never known though exactly what i wanted to do in life but when i stumbled upon public service i knew this was for me i knew that i could bring about the change that i wanted to see but i knew that it was not something that would happen overnight so i'm i'm probably more patient than people are patient with me but i'm patient i'm patient because i haven't plan and i'm patient because focused on the plan but you know i'm thick skin but i think my staff would say that she snaps the when when it's wrong it's wrong and i told me bottle have all the answers but i i've got enough to know that when you surround yourself with smart people they can head to you but the skin is it true that you have a like a fashion consignment shop somewhere in the city this legged urban legend is that true have various such a place like washington jerry right part pig town picked up yeah tan i want i want to play wanna play an inspiring clip for you from another fashion entrepreneur if you do you mind if i get please she's on the twenty four hundred block of saint paul street which all the locals on that block call that block black wall street it's right in the geographic center and there are one after another black own properties in black on businesses on that block it's got tear cafe tara cash god reflection eternal barbershop and online and there's a shop at shop they're called it's melissa's s you know her value yeah i'm gonna i'm gonna play i'm gonna play this woman just because you know we the the poet muriel ruck is says that the universe is made of stories not atoms and it really is i mean you stories are so powerful in creating our reality that we realize i've got a responsibility here to not just tell stories of heartbreak and stories of lives that have fallen apart but to tell as a preamble here we get to this where is she you see on here we go it's a it's a roller coaster a halter dress it's so cute he's oversized strategy our k dress it spaghetti strap i love it so much like texture and we like bowl we solely the pretty it's kind of fitted across the chest you can wear this and miami aware this on alad broccoli it's very pretty extinct the art of creating a personal brand is basically saying true to yourself and figure out what's going to make you different for example i can't afford to have a commercial television all day every day but listen.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"So if you could go back your graduate ba degree in english so what was aaron thinking he was going to end up doing oh you want me to go yeah let's let's go back oh i had no idea i was a late bloomer professionally speaking i was i enjoyed an extended period of my life working in you know pizza restaurants playing in bands sort of trying to figure out is that how you all connected us editions well we haven't musician bond but i you know i met wendell wendell wendell is i think we can call the real musician i was a guy who's goofing off but i mean i didn't know what i wanted to do with myself until i found the radio station till i found wipe er and luckily was an environment where people gave me the leeway to start doing my own thing and i'm still i'm got to figure it out yet either i still learn every day on the job you know what what i'm doing well what am not but it's i feel like i found a calling for for now certainly not politics i got an how you do that i mean can i ask you your short short sure i i mean you do a lot of political interviews where you've got to be armed up all your statistics all the i mean tom hall did a great interview with you on our station on friday and i just think to myself like how do you deal with all of the like pressure in like trolls and mega tip everybody complained everybody's got a question about you know this issue this pothole just gets coming at you for alterations of all sides like what what makes it worth it to i mean why so one of the things i always say is i see i pinch myself every day that get to do this work but i started for thirty five am in the morning so i've run in the morning which really relaxes me tell people have solved all the problems of the world by the end of the day so by the time i got the tom all show i was really pretty much relaxed i i i have very long days they usually start that early in the morning and usually into about ten at night but i am i believe that everything i've done in my life has prepared me for this moment you know i started out as a banker run a business college i created my own newspaper i've written poetry of acted of been a banker hosted a talk show hosted a talk show i started out in ea like you public radio kweisi mfume may was my news director well done tv and i've run businesses and i just believe that everything i've done i've been a city council person member of the house and majority leader of the senate and i don't think i couldn't been more prepared to do this job i get up everyday prepared to do the work and i was having to interview with tom aw remember one guy called in and he said well i've i'm hearing what did he say called it a hearing antidotes or something like that but i don't hear deliverables i said well i think i gave you some deliverables violence reduction balances down in every single category in the city instead of tearing down four hundred board of houses where we've torn down fourteen hundred or ready i said we brought back a billion dollars to build twenty eight new schools we'll build twenty eight new schools in the city of baltimore more than the entire state of maryland i've created a fifty five million dollar investment fund close shake and bake but opened a backup it's a brand new place and we've got other parts of the.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"Was amazed because i know that it is a crime ridden area i know that the shopping center has too many drug dealers then i met another woman same block who had been there for fifty six years her daughter got killed in front of her one the porch at twenty nine years of age twenty nine years ago i said to her on a scale of one fine how safety films block she said five and she bought the two board of houses next tour i was i was stunned but i didn't wanna show stunt but my the other interview that i had which was interesting the reason i ask it as question was that there was a young man who came to the door and he looked like he was about nineteen years of age real reluctant to have a conversation and so i said to him what are you doing what you life and he said i'm just trying to make a living for me and my son and i said so where do you work so i knew where he really worked because he never said where he worked and i said to him would if i can help you get in school what if i can help you get a job and this is what he said you would be a blessing and i said i'm coming back to get you and we did and so i guess it is a difference in a sense that i did feel compelled to have to bring that change but at the same time it goes back to what you said earlier people wanna be heard you know they want to be heard so it it makes it easy i guess in some ways to have those conversations but are there times when you in those conversations that you say to yourself should i ask this question you're saying do i do i second guessed the questions that i asked him to conversation i feel like more often i regret the questions i didn't ask you know it's interesting to think about how subjective in interviewing experiences like you could be interviewed by a dozen different people and it's you every time being interviewed but they'll be a dozen different conversations because of the questions that they're bringing the questions of their neglecting to ask and we've been trying to encourage people to do the kind of talking to strangers the we do themselves as well we've been working on trying to create sort of educational programs go along with this it's not rocket science and you don't need to have a radio show or podcast as an excuse to do it it's just we're all programmed not to talk to strangers you know our parents tell us that when we're little what if they told us in some circumstances that you should try to have a conversation with a stranger any of those people you've interviewed you've got back and made friends with or or become a part of your life in any way facebook is great for that because people will find me in wendell on facebook and stay in touch and they'll provide their commentary and words of encouragement on the future episodes that we make and so we go back to the blocks from time to time and drop in say hi give them photos and cds from the project but it's kind of i mean our thing is kind of like cereal digging in a way you know you spend this one distinct period of like really sort of intense emotional involvement and then you're like it's time for us to move on it's weird that's another thing you can't do when you're the mayor nah it all goes with you so if if you had to go back to a specific place in an interview would be your favorite place to go back to a favorite moment that's recorded oh wow that's like that's like trying to say who's your favorite kid both of that that's right wow i've had jaw dropping moments many many times there was one woman of the four hundred block of taps avenue this was i mean it was a strange love story but it just it was it's haunted me ever since.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"You feel like it's worth the risk if you got a record like my the jobs not have looking at your oh us second three fell in k when we have an i had just came home did it begin in year and like i just got caught up in his drug life again because i couldn't find a job fast enough you know so now i could be on bed jail because of some funds i p get you know they want me to pay like the fails dollars choose i come home but how can i do that if i don't have a job and then you gotta go back he is so drugs because you can't get a joe fish no did drug trade is just not only hustle chummy cut your grace and fifty dollars i'm cutting dig a hole for one hundred dollars i'm dick that home kit which you using the whole full day eight though body in the big you wanted yeah i'm dumb for you you know so that was my mom so that's usability so when you have those kinds of conversations and do you ever feel like you need to go get them help you know i i think my job is just sorta like step one of your job i listened to stories and then we all sit and think like wow what a fascinating slice of life and think about all the salient political and social and racial and economic issues that underpin that story and that person sort of limited sphere circumstances and then but then it's your job you know sort of figure out how to make the best good so it's interesting that you say that because we we recently did a listening tour along belvedere between park heights and rice's town road and you talk about surprises you know i wanted to do belvedere because there are a number board of houses on belvedere and it was really interesting on this particular block so i walk up to the first house and the three men sitting on the porch one gentleman said i live here and i've been here forty six years and they were so excited that i was there that the asked me to come up and sit down there willing to a funeral and i asked them so on a scale of one to five how safe do you feel in this block you will be surprised for one in from park heights all the way to rice's town road i could tell you that the average response was four to five and i.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"Your years burning when we singing thank you for the music so so you ask what is the first blood wendell and i we walked around the city allow we drove around the city a lot and we settled on the thirty three hundred block of green mountain avenue and waving thirty third green mound is a fascinating block it's one of those blocks that is like hidden in plain sight if you know what i mean it's like a backbone of baltimore block that you you might as drive by not even realize he just drove by it but if you stop and kind of hang out there there's just an amazing the sociologist jane jacobs called in the ballet of the urban sidewalk there's this ballet of public life just happening on the street there and all these great mom and pop shops and we thought let's give it a try and once we picked the block that it was like the game is on and we just had meet everybody on the book so what you haven't said five years ago now six ago and it's funny how fast a project like that turns into a historical document because a lot of the polices on that block have come and gone and are owned by a couple of different people sits have say a lot of changes on remount avenue but there's some staples they're absolutely he has some staple fan but it was an eye opening project and has been ever since it's changed me and wendell fundamentally as human beings i think just to have this excuse to talk to strangers like all day every day it really changes he was a person i mean i know you take walking tours of neighborhoods i do but you've got we have i think an interesting an advantage that that you'd necessarily don't have as mayor of the city in that we have the radical agenda of having no agenda we show up and we just wanna lis and we're not the ones that people are asking for solutions right or complaining about the problems and so it's this really interesting experience oftentimes people get really emotional when they talk with me and i think it's because it's almost like a free therapy session i'm very unlicensed but it's like i think terry grossly host of the show fresh air said it's the secret wish of the soul to be interviewed or henry taylor said a great quote he said no siren didn't charm the ear of the listener as much as the listening ear did charm the siren what the you know he think about that like as much as we love to hear stories and chanted as we are but this thing the stories it's like that important to be able to tell your story to have someone listen to you now i'm going off tangent to be some important some standout stories you know i would i have my little device here love to play some clips i've got i'm gonna play beautiful conversation with a woman from the very first episode of the show we ever did the one on thirty three hundred green mount avenue is she runs a little carry out convenience store on that block called mama grocery mo mama grocery and her name is rashawn and you just get a really nice sense of who she is in her place in the neighborhood on here it's about three minutes this role i know you wanna do something that i know he would still something i know it he just came to pay like tonight look like the pay and just gone outside does that happen pretty often miss we shoplifter often sometimes they do i know sean mahato help to michael behind on mama grocery store sarah my name is roseanne how to michael addressees mama gra star terry three twenty two green mountain avenue give me duffy i'm from eritrea is the and i came nineteen eighty five know what you're going to school you'll want keep making money what do you all you at my what was your inspiration for leaving a retreat and coming here it was a what a big wad it was bam been killing people and we just have to get out why does well nighttime in what could they tight on fifty when we came here we went to school to be cece for two minutes they held pass them rant and everything after that we just got it by ourselves we stop to just what can thank you hi cutie he's not.
"catherine pugh" Discussed on Pod Save the People
"Let's go to this news with me sam your favorite data scientists brittany former appointee to the president asked for central nervous policing and for educator remember the ferguson commission can and clint smith third your favorite doctoral student the resident academic here embodied the people everyone it near it is a brit will look at eddie outpost media with on oil clint clint occurred at i on twitter and tear this is sam yang wei at sam sway on twitter this duray duran twitter sam okay so my piece of new is uh in baltimore the mayor catherine pugh along with the police chief and other city leaders proposed a mandatory one year sentence for illegal gun possession within a hundred yards of a school park church public building or other public place of assembly in city evolves march uh and i'm gonna just read the quote from mayor pugh she said that there if they church or school on nearly every corner in the city and as it relates to this legislation she said that's a good thing so in other words particularly in black neighborhoods in baltimore at pretty much the entire neighborhood now going to be under the cloud of a mandatory one year sentence if you're caught in possession of illegal firearms and i bring that to the conversation because oftentimes on the left where we talk about guns and gun violence um the immediate sort of reaction and recommendation or solution that's propose are the gun control measures that um in some cases know whether it's all weapons banner or this proposal from mayor q i increases criminal penalties on on people uh who were caught in possession of illegal firearms and disproportionately those people end up being black and so i wanted to have the conversation about how we can address done with without actually leading to accelerating map incarceration sickly for breakfast.