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US to Pay Over $1 Billion for 100 Million Doses of J&J's Potential COVID-19 Vaccine
"It's good to be in the cove ID vaccine business, apparently Moderna, the pharmaceutical company rushing to develop a vaccination against covert 19 already taking pre orders and doses. Johnson and Johnson also working feverishly on a vaccine just sold 100 million doses of something that hasn't been developed as yet to the U. S government for well over $1 billion. Dr. J. Bhattacharya directs the program on medical outcomes at the center on the On Demographic on Demographic Economics of Health and Aging at Stanford Medical School. One of the things I've learned doctors, you guys gotta get shorter titles. That's one of things I've learned in the past few months, so it does seem odd for a lot of people. Ah, maybe it isn't. But it does seem odd that a product that hasn't yet really been proven to do anything. Ah, value that is, is being sold, apparently at great value to some of these companies. Is that odd or my just thinking the wrong way? No, it's in something unprecedented. And it is part of Ah policy actually, such as the United States government many, many governments around the world that made That they made a bet. They've said that if the vaccine does turn out to be effective, we wanted to be immediately available. At scale to everyone who you know, sort of everyone who was at risk from cover, which is basically everybody, so in order to avoid the delays, that would happen if you wait To see the doctor is going to work then then you ramp up manufactory months of delay. The decision's made again by the U. S government, but also by the government to basically make that investment now, even before we know what the facts, whether it actually gonna work or or or or or, you know, have detailed information about it. What's that? If it does work, we're ready to go. It doesn't work. We'll have lost that. We've lost a lot of money. I guess the wager is it's waiting would end up costing more than just trying to produce all this right now. So if you do hit on something, you have it ready. The prices you see, the money is being spent taxpayer dollars modern cases, is it The right cost. I mean, of course, that you hindsight will know for sure if the vaccine turns out to work out on actually application safe and then yes, it will avoid a lot of really uncomfortable discussions about who should get the vaccine first, you know, inequality, vaccine distribution. All those issues would be ramped up to 11 if you if you did, if we have different waited and the vaccine works, and then we have a massive fight in a sense now, But in the sense we're making. We're paying the taxpayer dollars real. It's real money. In order to say, Let's avoid that fight down the line if it works. In retrospect, it comes out It doesn't work. Then we'll look back and say, Gosh, Was it a good investment? It's an unprecedented unprecedented policy. But it's one that I think many countries around the world making just just because of the scale of the epidemic and the potential benefit from the From about scene if it does
RIP Buddy: The first dog to test positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. has died
"He was old. He had health problems, and now he has died, apparently of covert 19. But what really makes Buddy unusual is he's a dog. And that makes Buddy the German shepherd one for the medical history books. The first dog dog known known to to have have died died from from the the Corona Corona virus virus infection infection that that apparently apparently Buddy Buddy picked picked up up from from its its owner owner in in the the New New York York area. area. It's It's going going to to go go to to a a dog dog park. park. Let's Let's say say or or you're you're gonna walk your dog where lots of other dogs to walk. Don't let your dog jump upon somebody or let strange people come up and Petra dog, Dr John how is president of the American Veterinary Medical Association? Aviation, maintaining the social distancing that you would with people. Probably not let him go nose to nose with the other dogs there have now been millions have reported covert cases involving infected humans around the world, and not one apparently infected by a pet. Charles Feldman K Index, 10 70
Revel Suspends NYC Scooter Service After 2nd Fatal Crash
"Is a no Go in New York City. The ridesharing schoolers startup is suspending operations in the Big Apple after a second fatal crash in less than two weeks. CBS News Transportation correspondent Chris Van Cleve, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today the city had spoken with rebels CEO expressed its concerns about the safety of the service Revel in a statement to CBS News says. Revel is voluntarily shutting down New York City's service as we further review and strengthen our writer, accountability and safety measures, But the scooters are still up in running in Washington, D C. Austin, Texas and Oakland, California.
Federal Judge Denies Emergency Move To Halt Newsom Ban On Singing In Church
"Judges rejected a request by a Pasadena based church for an order that would allow singing and chanting in places of worship. The governor's health orders, bar, singing and chanting, arguing they increase the chances of transmitting Corona virus. The judge's decision against issuing a restraining order was based primarily on technical grounds, so the church will still be able to renew its arguments at a hearing later on.
ICE reverses controversial rule for foreign students
"24 hours before it was to take effect. A controversial new federal rule that couldn't have forced thousands of international students out of the United States has been rescinded. Nice made the announcement this morning in a Boston courtroom where a lawsuit challenging the rule was getting underway. The rule would have required that foreign students attend classes in person, not online. This fall
Coronavirus updates: California closing all bars, indoor restaurants statewide
"So what the governor here in California is doing in restaurant dining. Barbershops. Things like that. Is that really going to do the trick? It seems to me that a lot of what's driving this or a lot of people wandering around the state with no masks on Actually, it gets I think it's a great decision. Thanks for having me on it. It turns out that Outdoor transmission is less of a factor in less of a concern unless people are really in close proximity. Then, if people are indoors in bars and restaurants on we know from across the country that while it's difficult decision it is to do when bars and indoor dining clothes that closes that much of the hot spots. And things start to get better. So I think it's a good decision. So we already had the bars in the indoor restaurants closed for the last couple weeks here in L, A and various other counties. But now he's moving to do the fitness centers, which maybe that makes sense to people because there's a whole lot of breathing going on, especially for taking a class. Places of worship. You get people inside together. But what about the smaller places like these? You know, business is you go in or hair salons or personal care, because I mean, last time I got my hair cut. The guy was so bundled up with pp. You know, I could hardly see him so back to what Charles is saying. Isn't this more of an issue of people? Getting together otherwise than maybe these one on one interactions for these small businesses that are still trying to get by. You're exactly right, particularly if you have less hair than you used to like me. That's pretty quick experience. If that's right, you can in a one on one contact even indoors. Better with the window open better with a fan, But you know there's not going to be certainly the luck of a super spreader event is low. And professional personal services, folks. Hard find large doing a nice job of protecting themselves because sticking to their business and, of course, their own health. But when you start getting our large numbers of people like in a bar, like in the church, where people have to talk loud or sing or yell They are getting near one another. You can have dozens of people infected and before you know it, those dozens of people can infect people. And you're in a bad place. Yeah,
Three LAPD officers face felony charges for falsely labeling people as gang members
"Three L. A police officer's face felony charges for allegedly faking reports about traffic stops. Prosecutors said the officers would often pull people over and then file reports that falsely labeled them as gang members or gang associates, and that put them into a state databases used to identify people who might be involved in future crimes. Dozens of other Los Angeles officers also under investigation in connection with the scheme. Last month, the LAPD actually placed a moratorium on its use of the state's gang member database because ofthe growing concerns about false entries.
The Trump Administration says foreign students can't take online-only fall classes while in U.S.
"Trump administration putting international student studying in American universities on notice. If you're not taking in person classes on a campus in the fall, you'll have to pack up. Gotta leave the country. This order, of course, particularly tricky for immigrant students. Because with the Corona virus, most colleges are moving their classes
Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
"Is the Corona virus Airborne now board. More, scientists say they know the answer. And the answer, they say is yes. The novel Corona virus can hang out in the air longer than thought, clinging to smaller droplets that people expel and they cough sneeze or just talk. That means indoor places may need to rethink air circulation and take other measures. Social distancing and mass also help reduce exposure. That's Dr Lindsay Mar. Virginia Tech University expert on airborne viral transmission. If you get farther away from someone just like if you're get farther away from someone who's smoking, you'll breathe and less of that smoke. They're wearing a mask that helps release the amount of profit and aerosols that they released into the air. The World Health Organization is consistently downplayed the importance of airborne transmission of the Corona virus and still has not changed its recommendations. Charles Feldman can extend
Los Angeles - Pilot Survives Crash Of Small Plane In Upland
"The pilot of a small plane suffering minor injuries in a crash in cable airport in upland no word what caused this crash the pilot has been taken to the hospital to be checked out but he's expected to be
Los Angeles County Sees Another Spike In Coronavirus Cases
"Los Angeles county now confirming another eighteen deaths in two thousand five hundred seventy one you cases of coronavirus the third time in the past week the number of new cases as top two thousand public health director mark Dr Barbara Ferrer says the daily rate of positive tests is creeping upward increased testing an increase in the community transmission of coronavirus cited as reasons for the spike in
Blood types and coronavirus: How many blood groups are there and what is the risk?
"Right now though the conventional wisdom winds like this if you get infected with covert nineteen your body produces antibodies and then you get so some unity going forward but there's this new study that says yes you get them but not for very long especially if you were a symptomatic Dr Kiko I was sucking his viral immunologist at the Yale school of medicine said Dr given that so what can we know from these findings and then what don't we know well it tells us that the antibody response develops and most people especially with you have symptoms and it lasts for you know probably a few months so what the study found is that in some people who are asymptomatic the antibody declined to on undetectable level withstand a couple bunch whereas people who had symptoms they lasted for a little bit longer so this means that yes you can get an antibody response yes you probably can get some protective immunity but it's not very long lasting and it's not in everybody well I does that also mean that if and when and I'll go back to to underlying if there's a an effective vaccine would the same likely hold true with the vaccine potentially only give somebody protection for a relatively short period of time no not necessarily so the advantage of vaccines is that you can design it to induce a much longer lasting immunity and even much more sort of quantitatively at higher levels of antibody so natural infection may not give you the robust memory response but a vaccine can so that's why it's really important to evaluate each vaccine to see how robust the vaccine can elicit this antibody response and how long they last I guess it kind of gets rid of the idea of you getting immunity passport that's been bandied about right that you could do this on your phone and say Hey I'm good to go well maybe you're good to go for a couple months but after that we're not so sure that's exactly right and that's what I've been arguing from the beginning that you know unless we understand how long and how protective the antibody response to natural infection is like passing out bass yeah passport it's a little premature so if if if I understand correctly and more importantly I want our our listeners to understand correctly if somebody who's listening to us has had a confirmed case of covered nineteen and is now fine Italy's clinically fine and they have perhaps antibodies that are detectable by taking antibody tests if there's no vaccine for year two maybe longer if that's all possible right they still in in what maybe half a year you're down the road if the circumstances are right or wrong as the case may be they could get re infected with the same disease yes that's correct that's possible based on some of the settings that are coming out what about the idea that our bodies can still remember how to manufacture this stuff and I'm going to stop trying to go back to school and I I honestly can't remember so so we have you vote you know your antibody levels spike after you get something and then maybe they fade but your body still remembers how to make those things again right it's like T. cells and B. cells I don't know what those mean but that's your demeanor just yes you're right absolutely so the body does remember even if the anybody face to these are known as memory lymphocytes the memory B. cells that have reacted to the corona virus and and in the in the first place we'll still remember having encounter that same virus so they will be activated much more quickly and much more robustly the second time around and so that during the second infection second exposure to the virus a person might be able to mount a much better in the response and they may have a much lesser symptoms that's not the only to be seen because we we haven't had a lot of cases of secondary infections yeah the cells that that that Mike doesn't quite understand Vanessa and I was doing it's a pleasure yeah it is it is now much much for Clara does that have something to do with I know there's been at least one and maybe two studies that have had this this sort of awed finding that people who did not have corona virus and I think they use some blood samples from the reflected for I think two years twenty fifteen to twenty eighteen prior to the coronavirus it's now among us that some things still reacted to it and and potentially gave that would have given those people some protection against covert because perhaps they were infected with another corona virus in the past does that have something to do with this yeah so that brings up a great great other aspect of the new system which is the T. cell response so there are two kinds of lymphocytes T. and B. cells and the B. cells are the ones that make the antibodies and we just discussed the memory B. cells but the other arm is the T. cell response and many of us have memory to some portions of the the the coronavirus that are shared between the common cold corona virus and that the code is nineteen corona virus and so if there are sufficient homology between the common cold corona virus and the pandemic coronavirus there there may be pre existing T. cell immunity against some portions of the virus so I should be so I should be happy that I've had a history of getting cold well well first of all the cold it's call accomplished so many different viruses there is the rhino virus there is the on the virus there is the current viruses so you may or may not have had the right kind of coronavirus so I I would be so finally let me me ask ask what what about about these these also also fairly fairly new new findings findings that that there there seems seems to to be be an an association association between between certain certain blood blood types types and and the the propensity propensity for for getting getting a severe form of covert and I believe it supposedly type a blood is more potentially severe than other types here are some of the arts and ethics studies and association studies are coming out that indicates you know a little little higher risk for people with blood type AB over other blood types in developing severe COPD a disease but it's not like you know a hundred percent of the people who get sick or blood type Hey it it does give you a slight risk over other blood types and that's the other thing we don't understand why are people with but a tight more prone to deceive your disease that's another area of science that we need to investigate
Apple Closes Stores in Four States as Coronavirus Cases Rise
"Mate right now though if people won't listen to doctors and public health officials issuing increasingly dire warnings of coronavirus cases are on the rise once again well maybe they will listen to apple apple which was one of the first major corporations to shut down stores back at the beginning of the covert nineteen outbreak in this country is re closing stores in four states reported infections are rapidly
Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law
"Those fighting for equal rights for the LGBTQ community celebrating a major supreme court's decision today the court ruled gay lesbian and transgender people are protected against discrimination and works to expected to have a major impact workers across the country since most states don't protect them from workplace
Films aiming to win Oscars will need to meet diversity criteria, Academy says
"The motion picture academy is taking more steps to bolster diversity in its organization and in the film community in general the academy says it's developing diversity and inclusion standards for films that will be used as eligibility requirements for the Oscars the academy will also nominate a total of ten films in its Best Picture category every year in hopes of bolstering diversity among the
Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: County Restaurants, Salons, Barbershops Allowed To Reopen
"Now beginning the account he briefing on corona virus for that we take you live now to Los Angeles county supervisor Kathryn Barger allowing barber shops hair salons and restaurants to re open this further brings our communities together and resumes to resume a sense of normalcy representing a monumental progress for Los Angeles county on the path toward recovery I am grateful to our state and local partners for their collaboration in helping us transition to be safer at work and saper in our communities additionally on Tuesday the department of public health announced it was aligning the health orders with the states which enabled us to re open in person shopping all retail businesses can allow customers inside a shop at fifty percent capacity with safety guidelines in place this is a significant step toward revitalizing our economy particularly supporting our local businesses who often rely on foot traffic and drive because of in store shopping drive in theaters flea markets and swap meets can reopen as well as H. away an apartment pools additionally we open places of worship at twenty five percent capacity with a maximum of one hundred attendees this is a meaningful way to reunite our communities of faith by restoring hope and providing a sense of unity and getting back to normal which safely is our top priority we are eager to bolster more businesses and reunify our community as we work towards these goals the county the county's economic resiliency task force has gone and gone above and beyond and done an incredible job to serve the industry's most in need of support there are thirteen sector leaders providing pro bono to develop plans to open many diverse sectors that are vital to the county's economy this upcoming Tuesday four or thirteen task force representatives will deliver their roadmaps to safely re opens some key sectors including restaurants sports venues theme parks corporate businesses and manufacturing and film and digital media thanks to our industry leaders from these four sectors for their incredible work Jeff shell of NBC universal Casey Wasserman of the LA Olympic organizing committee Rick Nieman of Ernest and young and Jerry Greenberg of sugar fish restaurants their report their reports are made with input from industry representatives labor and the department of public health to ensure industries can hit the ground running with proper public health guidelines and I emphasize with proper public health guidelines as soon as the state gives approval to reopen these plans provide guidance for immediate re opening and a framework for the return to the new normal specifically Mister Jerry Greenberg has been working hard and working hand in hand with public health teams to identify a three safety guidelines for restaurants we are proud that members of the food industry and public health experts have all had to buy in these guidelines will be published later today will include best practices for spacing between patrons using barriers optimizing capacity and other recommendations that ensure restaurants can open safely and quickly finally as industries reopened and residents returned to their workplaces we must stress the importance of care and development of our children this week the Los Angeles county office of education released their planning framework for the school year these guidelines from superintendent Dr Deborah retardant Dourado will ensure safe learning for students and teachers across the eighty diverse school districts throughout the county these include sape distancing in classrooms and hallways we quit cleaning and disinfecting and continually wearing face masks our goal is to identify safe ways to return to the classroom in the fall the current framework offers three options for learning base to base with fewer students per classroom continued distance learning or a hybrid of the two in our schools LA county will ensure continued services for students in need including food programs and mental health care as we discussed plans for the next school year we cannot forget about the immediate needs of parents who are returning to work who rely on summer camps non profits and other public school programs for child care during the summer the county is collaborating with our partners to ensure safe in person youth programs are available in every area of Los Angeles county businesses workplaces schools and recreational areas we are committed to ensuring the health and the well being of our residents each person's dedication to their neighborhoods well we were we were safer at home will make us safer at work and yes safer in our communities
Grocery Store Chain Kroger Is Planning To End 'Hero Pay'
"Grocery workers have been ticketing a Koreatown Ralphs grocery store they say the company is about to end bonus pay that's supposed to compensate employees for coronavirus health risks at work early in the pandemic grocery workers were deemed essential workers for keeping food on the table and it routes the parent company Kroger offered its employees first a bonus then hero pay an extra two Bucks an hour workers have been told it ends tomorrow even though the pandemic is
51 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Los Angeles County
"To update you on our current status today I'm sad to report fifty one additional people have passed away from covert nineteen thirty nine of the people who died were over the age of sixty five and thirty six of the people over the age of sixty five passed away did have underlying health conditions eight people who passed away were between the ages of forty one and sixty five and six of the people in this age group had underlying health conditions two of the people who died are between the ages of eighteen and forty and one person had underlying health conditions by information on two deaths reported by the city of Pasadena is available on their website city of Pasadena dot net this does bring out the total number of deaths in LA county to one thousand four hundred and sixty eight people who unfortunately have passed away from complications associated with covert nineteen
"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Depth along with Charles Feldman Mike Simpson it is super Tuesday light with six states voting in democratic primaries today but the focal point is Michigan where Joe Biden is hoping to put the finishing touches on his path to the presidential nomination and knock Bernie Sanders out of the race will head there at the bottom of the hour right now that we've been putting on this right the run on hand sanitizer soap face masks bottled water in also the toilet paper stating so people run out of stories with like the twenty four packs piling in the cards Stephen Taylor's a clinical psychologist university of British Columbia author of the psychology of pandemics so the first part of the list the soap and sanitizer we get what's with the toilet paper shortage hi there that's what I do is really interesting it looks quite strong I've been a client of special significance to some people because what we do on the practical use of it and I thought I'm going to find what you want to keep you safe from corporate nineteen I know that but it's certainly section which was widely probably don't realize toilet paper is becoming a symbol of safety people are trying to protect themselves the government said all you need to do is wash your hands and computer calls that seems like a small thing to do what will tell colored nineteen is a big problem and people in people's mind to try to find ways of dealing with this L. O. what's happened with toilet paper then as I think in the the torn apart it's big it's bigger okay so the big simple people want images I can put some people have been stockpiling it and that gives us a special quality the other thing with the toilet paper is if when people of certain facts that most people are threatened with some pathogen it's discussed reaction much of a very human heart wide response to discuss his bones and toilet paper made to the removal of discussed so they did the staff told me that that's helpful at the current could symbolize a sense of safety for for some people I was gonna say before this corona virus that thing are there other examples where it where there was runs on maybe that's not the way she put it on a pilot paper right cultural decided to run some hand sanitizer back during the Spanish flu will run on Vick's vapor rub people randomly checked a certain cultural wise it back then German Spanish flu people so it looks like the web sites that flew off the shelves are we just social creatures enough than we see ourselves and see and think I also have to have it like panic buying begets more panic buying yeah what the hell happened people snowballing effect people told to go out and stock up everybody will be one of two people in the crowd you become overly anxious and buy more realistically needed to add the images of the other stuff shopping carts with prominently displayed huge I think it's one of my go viral and that should do few years of skip to be fears of missing out the sense of urgency that started investors compared to something more people start doing it and so the fear of running out can lead to actions yes yeah it's not able to bring it on social media which makes it so much easier to smuggle in that fashion yeah Steven Taylor clinical psychologist university of British Columbia psychology of pandemics that's the book could ours thinking Mike that that they can access what almost a hundred years old this was probably the longest discussion ever on these air waves about toilets we've had a lot of firsts on this show yes you know and we will continue to do that I don't when the KNX in depth continues in a few minutes California's PTA weighing in on the prospect of closing schools to stop the spread of coronavirus now the news in brief this research.
"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"You're listening to take an axe in depth long Charles Feldman Mike Simpson TMZ often frustrates traditional media outlets because of its fast and usually accurate reporting but after the death of Kobe Bryant TMZ frustrated law enforcement groups for its quick confirmation that Kobe was indeed killed in a helicopter crash we'll talk about that with TMZ founder Harvey Levin at the bottom of the hour right now though the CDC will step up screening for the corona virus on passengers coming into twenty U. S. airports and tomorrow of flights full of American diplomats will leave the epicenter of the virus outbreak in China headed for Ontario airport Dr mama's adult job he's a senior scholar of an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins center for health security so doctor let's start with the plane that's coming here because they put out statements they're taking pains to tell everybody it's gonna be okay the B. B. screenings in Alaska before even flies here there's a separate hanger but still a plane full of people coming right from behind is cause for concern for some of us yeah I understand why the cause for concern but it's important to remember that this infectious disease as well contained United States we have a very robust protocols and they're going to be screened on exit from Wuhan screen when the refill in Alaska and screamed again when they land in Ontario airport in California so there really is no reason for the public to worry because this is being done in a very controlled manner and we know how to screen passengers we've got five cases United States maybe all been we discovered using our screening for a purpose our screening procedures so I don't have any worry about the individual coming back a war well is there any confirmation out of that the one report I think it was a doctor in China who said that it appeared as if someone could have the corona virus and not be not show any symptoms for as long as two weeks and then still come down with it because of that would be the case wouldn't that make screening somewhat problematic right so this is a very controversial claim that was made by the Chinese government position that possibly there was some transmission that occurred when someone didn't have symptoms and that's something we see with influenza about one day before you get into but it's not something that we've seen in the past the corona virus we there are six known corona viruses and none of them transmit that way and if he if he hasn't seen any kind of transmission that way and that type of transmission isn't what drives epidemics anyway so I think it's something that needs to be followed up and screwed nice but I don't think that there is strong evidence that we can say incontrovertible that that happened and we do have procedures in place that will be used to follow these patients on to them if they develop symptoms it will know who their contact our etcetera so I don't think even with that kind of controversial claim that we have any any reason to fear these individual coming back for more what we know about so the victims people who have actually died from the virus are there similarities are they a elderly people were they already sick from something else like sometimes we do see with the flu definitely we're seeing clustering of death in older people in that common with any respiratory infection because older people often have other comorbid conditions other medical conditions that they may have it less reserved in and they often do not represent the bulk of gas when you're talking about a respiratory illness or pneumonia and that's really what we're seeing coming out of China the pointer over there have been no deaths outside of China reported which I think is very encouraging but we do really need to understand what are the risk factors for death what are the risk factors for severity in really understand the ratio of severe cases a mild case I mean it could be another words that that the vast majority of people who contract this the virus might have very mild symptoms at this at the case it definitely is a case if you look at the latest WHS situation just came out a few hours ago they are confirming that most cases of the novel coronavirus are mild with the caveat that there are some cases that are severe and there have been deaths we really have to understand what the breakdown is as we get better understanding in diagnosing this infection in the community we may see more and more mild cases and that ratio maybe skewed much more toward mild cases into severe or fatal cases that we need to find a doctor in Mr dolls a senior scholar infectious disease specialist Johns Hopkins center for health security Dr thanks when Cain X. indepth continues in just about five minutes first Washington post reporter incurred the wrath of Die Hard Kobe Bryant fans van she was punished by her own newspaper now the news in brief years Emily found it called search for the victims of the Calabasas helicopter crash it's finally over a Shorty say they retrieve the remains of all nine victims including Kobe Bryant.
"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Along with Charles Feldman I'm Mike Simpson Jeremy Piven is an Emmy Award winning actor who played an iconic role in the series entourage and he has also starred by the way in dozens of movies so why is he now starting to do stand up comedy we talk with Kevin coming up in just a few minutes and pose some rather difficult questions about allegations made against him and the need to movement right now though ten former NFL players including former Washington Redskins running back and Clinton Portis are accused of defrauding of league health care program they ran up almost three and a half million dollars in alleged out of pocket expenses that never actually occurred Michael alias is an attorney who served as an assistant US attorney North Texas where he was the lead attorney for the Medicare fraud a strike force so Michael how how did they allegedly get to that three and a half million dollar tab well well what they do to get to that had this that they submitted false invoices and those invoices or for items that had a certain monetary value and they went through and calculated all of those items up in it here's what they told up to around three and a half million dollars out where their suspicions involved in this too it doesn't seem as though from the reading of the indictment from the indictment it sounds like these the paperwork was actually falsified so there's no indication in that paperwork that there was some physician involvement although it clearly involved the misuse of physicians names and our licensors do you have to have like special knowledge and medical billing or somebody on the side that knows how to get these forms in or can you just buy something and send in the receipt and say I need this device well I think it requires some type of research of the people that ended up submitting these forms recognize the value of what they were asking for or trying to invoice and noticing that those items were actually incredibly expensive but the reimbursement forms themselves are very simple and they can be submitted by the individual and they're actually cleared through cigna and their dads cigna is the group that administers this plan for the NFL there is there anything particularly unique other than the fact that you know we're talking about ten former NFL players or these sorts of alleged schemes fairly common among lots of people well I I I I think schemes like this are unique and that this is a self funded plan in that most of the health care frauds that are investigated in United States are for either federal plans like Medicare Medicaid or for Blue Cross blue shield you know standard private pay plans but the NFL plan itself is a self funded plan so that in the notes of itself is is unique aspect of this case how closely are these plans and funds monitored obviously close enough that sometimes people get caught or do they just get caught through some negligence because I think one of the things charged in this plan was like an electro magnetic therapy device it's actually supposed to be for horses and if you're a good person and you're ordering device for a horse let's go a little fishing I think that's a good point I think that the frequency of invoicing for items that are very odd or things that are not normally used by individuals would draw a red flag but also some of these plans and particularly signal will have a fraud unit that will monitor what is being billed for and what's being invoiced and so they'll they'll do some type of data analytics related to that Michael Williamson attorney served as assistant US attorney North Texas where he was the leads for the Medicare fraud strike force eight o'clock tonight for a repeat of this broadcast came next in depth when we continue in just about five minutes the me too movement has forced some you know and comfortable confrontations and conversations about past behavior we are about to have one of those with actor Jeremy Piven now the news in brief here's Chrissy Los Angeles the city of Los Angeles filing a lawsuit over the noise caused by judge taking off from Hollywood Burbank airport it follows two years of complaints from people in the studio city area to the attorney Mike shore says it's time for the FAA to take some action or fighting to get relief for tens of thousands of residents and businesses who have borne the.
"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Will that be done Charles Feldman can extend seventy newsradio and you can hear more on this tonight on KNX in depth at eight a man is in trouble in Long Beach he's accused of threatening violence at a rally tonight in the city more after traffic it's four thirty five traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the five stars when Shaw let's take a look AT take a look at a new issue now being reported for the eastbound side of the sixty as you head through the East Los Angeles area it's gonna be when you're Boulevard stall and it looks like they are in one of the middle lanes here adding to a pretty rough ride out of the east L. interchange the thickest over to rose made and then kind of between the gas the brake pedal again hacienda over towards the a sixty or fifty seven leased the stall in diamond bar has been cleared out of the way north down fifty seven now this is turning into a worse than usual drivers you have come away from the orange crush up towards the sixty fifty seven merge few desa pockets but mostly just plain slow state college looks final between Anaheim and the city of Brea we were warning you about says sounded like a little of fire that had sparked up along the official freeway Brian has the two ten Jeff camp to me or to ten west bound right past Hubbard fire department is in the right lane looks like they've contained it to the yeah right shoulder we do have some homes about a hundred yards away from the freeway doesn't look like they're threatened the back up on the two ten those gonna start at the one eighteen if you want to take the one eighteen to the five and then take the five north to by pass that slowing I think that'll save you a little bit of time speaking at a five so look for murder blind and I'm studies three if we did up our motorcycle crash earlier this afternoon on the five around Cameri by that's gone now but still quite a bit of for your north bound started around saying if that will continue sluggish basically up through the fifty five freeway but up past your deprive expect on off like if you were to wait you too yeah hi a wreck for the north bound for five at the fifty five but that just made it towards the right hand shoulder you're gonna face brake lights though from really the one thirty three all the way up to beach full of our with a little break on either side of the fifty five and southbound not so hot either jamboree getting down towards the one thirty three you always have that shuffled through the El Toro wise you get down towards lake forced and then you got the all clear in a southern Orange County extra four to four forty five with more traffic reports more often I'm does Machon the southern California Subaru retailers traffic center can extend seventy newsradio seventies eighties nineties and triple digits today couple degrees down from yesterday more of that as we go into tomorrow gonna stay warm eighties and nineties but a slight cooling trend for the next few.
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"Charles Feldman. It was a hard and fast fall from grace for acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, whose an manasian had up until just a few days ago, seemed to be progressing tales of violent family turmoil and to mystic abuse incident had kept out of the public eye by Shanahan. But the bleak details are now out as Shanahan who is now out of the Pentagon. So we'll go in depth on what went wrong with Shanahan and the Trump administration's continuing problems with conducting affective background checks on its people. Facebook is getting into the crypto currency business with the new digital money, it hopes will rival bitcoin. But it is already raising a lot of red flags and privacy concerns for Facebook users, and it turns out, we've been notching on bagels since the bronze age. Dj. We are usually bringing you bad news when it comes to children's health. But today finally some positive developments, childhood obesity. Rates trending in the right direction. America's preschoolers have grown little bless pudgy, the former FDA regulator, who helps pave the way for popular Lasix laser eye surgery. Now says he regrets that procedure was ever given the green light and you your dog looks lovingly wants to treat to go outside just wants some attention head, Pat, those eyes are calculated byproduct of breeding, and they're manipulating they know what they're doing. Well, I don't really care for new sneaky. We start with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, not only is no longer gunning for the job permanently. But he's out altogether. Aaron Davis is an investigative reporter, the Washington Post who helped break this story and talked with shannahan on his way out of the Pentagon. So Aaron I can you very briefly explain what went wrong. Well, the acting secretary defense, it's still not had his name officially sent up to congress by the White House. And so, you know, the questions became more and more intense as you know, very unusual for weeks ago by we'd been actually looking at this particular issue of very personal episode, and they secretary offensive acting secretary defenses past for some months, weighing the news value of this personal episode against, you know what it will be his job, and there really were two episodes, that were just became too vivid. And it was became clear that he was going to be asked about these public courses confirmation on national television. One was a two thousand ten incident in which both he and his ex wife then-wife alleged physical assault against each other. She was ultimately charged in that case had. Punched him in the face thrown his clothes out the window at tried to ignite his clothes with a propane tank from the barbecue grill. And then another physical altercation that was one thing, and that was just him and his wife, but there was another separate episode about a year and a half later that was more concerning for the acting secretary in that was when his ex wife by then was an argument with his seventeen year old son. This has been a dysfunctional relationship for a while. But this seventeen year old you know, I guess you can say he snapped he picks up a baseball, bat and legend says, mother with us baseball bad, leaving her with a fractured skull, and broken arm and needing surgery. And this episode was too much. It seems for the secretary to, to try to discuss nationally in front of the television cameras. He did give us a play by play saying, you know, clearly this was his thinking. In needed. Not wanna go forward at this was the cost. They had to know that these kind of questions would get asked eventually and the this would come out is that the only problem that he had there were other doubts about kind of what his fitness to even go into the job. There's been a lot of concerns, you know, in short time at the, at the Pentagon, east certainly has a number of folks who would prefer to see him not get the permanent. Nod. They were industry groups there were obviously, he was a Boeing man, and it sets critical things about the Lockheed Martin jet thirty five and and, you know, there's a number forces, obviously at play here in any of these situations. I do think in this particular one with the domestic situation than as past this may have been something that the F B still couldn't quite square. This was part of a second background check that he was was underway on him. In advance of a confirmation hearing, and that it taken weeks longer than anybody expected. So we don't story, we know that he went over to the White House this morning, and said, here's my resignation letter, and we're onto a new acting secretary of defense, and many other acting physicians inside the department of defense. If anything about how the White House, the Trump White House is picking it potential cabinet members. Well, the acting secretary here had been the deputy secretary prior to that way back in two dozen seventeen very early on in the Trump administration and we do know from other reporting, my colleagues here on the investigative team that was a period of, of some pretty significant dysfunction inside the White House personnel office group called the PPO and some reporting we published last year so that time period in which Shanahan and some others were put forward in their initial roles there was kind of a party atmosphere, inside that office. There were drinking parties and hiding bottles of alcohol and finding them in chugging them and kind of all kinds of things you wouldn't expect to be happening in a White House office. So we don't have been some cleaning house of that office. But still, there are a lot of positions that were never filled early on in administration. And now a contentious situation on the hell with any nominees getting through a split con. Grice Davis investigative reporter, the Washington Post comes into the KNX podcast downloaded for free onto your smartphone radio dot com is the app. Get it in the store or wherever you get your podcasts from when Kane in-depth continues in about three minutes if Facebook were not already into enough elements of your life. Guess what you could soon use Facebook digital money. Combining home and auto state farm, a whole lot covered for less. But this.
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"And I'm Charles Feldman, Iran, accused of attacking oil tankers in the Persian Gulf is the entire region goes on a war footing. Russian bombers flying aggressive missions, close to Alaska while Russian warships. Come close to ramming American destroyers, and North Korean ballistic missiles, flying fast and furious security threats to the United States, come from all directions. None of them is simple Ashkar, who were secretary of defense under President Obama knows this better than most people and knows there are no easy answers. Former Defense Secretary ash Carter, the author of a new book is coming up unindo this scenario no longer difficult to imagine a deep fake video posted on Facebook purporting to show some political figure saying racist or inflammatory things appearing tobacco, conspiracy theories, sparks violent protests. They get out of control. So latest concern around the power of social media platforms. It's what we're talking about on in-depth with Jeff. Cica pal. Former vice president of Google, but it's not all serious stuff. She has a new book that takes satirical, look at Silicon Valley in forty three years, forty three. That's how long it's gonna take the average person living in LA to save up enough money to afford the down payment on a medium price to home. Forty three forty three. Well, that's where we start a rather sobering. Snapshot of the housing affordability crisis in our region. Carrie Jacobs is at the real estate analytics firm, unison crunched the numbers, and we're also joined by Richard Green director of the lush center for real estate over at USC or carry tell us briefly, what the numbers show. The numbers top line show that whilst Angeles will take an average homeowner using median income and forty three years to save for a down payment on a home in it is the highest in the country. It was fairly unexpected for us to see this. We would have thought that, that he's like San Francisco New York would have been the highest and in fact, it was walking. So why is it is? And are we at least close to the other guys? At the very good question. And sadder. You're not Dan Francisco came in at twenty seven years. It would take the average consumer twenty seven years to save a down payment for a home to live in San Francisco. But the reason for that is that as in Francisco has grown wages and income has adjusted to meet housing costs versus Los Angeles, where wages have remained somewhat more depressed than the bay area. And yet, housing prices remained consistent in Los Angeles to those in California. So you're seeing a situation where the residents of Los Angeles are being challenged by increase California, housing prices, and basically, their salaries aren't matching the, the price. Okay. So now let's bring Richard Green into this discussion. So Richard, as you're know, LA has become increasingly a city of renters as opposed to people owning their own homes. But that, of course, also driving rent prices up. So what is this? Solution. Is there one? Well. I get higher some in that does what I always say, we, we have to build a lot more housing than we do, just to put it into a little bit of context is up three of the country of million people and builds about half a million housing units year, California's state of forty million people and Bill about one hundred thousand housing. You're actually west was at eighty five thousand so by any metric, you look at the number of houses we build per job created husbands, we build per capita number of houses. We built per working age population, California in general wags the country and LA. I have to say no worse in the bay area in terms of how badly does building stuff they're both really bad, but your other guests quite correct. Is LA doesn't have the wages of temp? Cisco does. And so as the shortages get more and more. A cute. It hurts people more and more at the media. And so, yeah. In the absence of building a lot more stuff. And I would also say, providing more subsidy things are not going to change. Now..
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"Simpson. I'm Charles Feldman. There is no backing down for William bar today. The attorney general testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary committee was not giving an inch bar remained undeterred by a letter from Robert Muller himself in which he said bar misled people on the notion that investigators found no collusion and no obstruction on the part of President Trump and other congressional showdown looms for bar tomorrow. We will go in depth today. Don't eat rice. If you want to lose weight, we've been told that by doctors and dietitians for years turns out that advice critic been way off the scale will explain oh and that dark hard to see game of thrones episodes Sunday night. The cinematographer is pointing fingers it was nighttime. These things happen fear in certain elite southern California social circles today reports that prosecutors. Investigating the cheating. Parents in the university, admissions scandal are not finished. So we'll go in depth on that. And here's one more thing to worry about the risk of a meteor from outer space exploding with the force of several nuclear bombs in the atmosphere. It's real. I was thinking about that in just this morning. I heard that anyone Oma, but we start with a defensive Vert defiant. Attorney general William bar just invited as a professor of constitutional law at Loyola Law School, and formerly served as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States. So what do you make us far of this day's testimony by the attorney general? He wasn't a meteor crashing into the atmosphere. But I don't think that the general didn't self any favors. He was vases. He was parsing words exceedingly carefully, and generally came off as if he was I think, this is running narratives, and I think, unfortunately, he's proving it to be true as if he is descending. The president rather than representing the people as the attorney general his answers were. We're not quite following the facts in the law where they lead, but trying to present the Miller report and trying to present his own presentation of the report in the best possible light, and that sort of spin, I think is really damaging to his credibility. We're there many people that expected him to bend or change his tune. When he sat down, though, you know, I don't know. I think he's worst performance so far in serving as the president's defense lawyer was standing up at the podium in his press conference before the mother report was released and when can see a world in which testifying before congress. So where's the mind and creates the conditions for a more dispassionate unless defensive portrayal, and that's not what we got. I would have hoped that the setting would have occasioned a more reflective look he also entered a few new questions that are deeply disturbing. So one of the most. Audible exchanges in my mind. Was Senator Harris asking him whether he had ever been with the president or anybody else in the White House had ever suggested that he opened an investigation, and he could not give straight answer to that question, which is deeply alarming. The department of Justice is the neutral enforcer of the logs and for anyone who thinks that the attorney general should open specific cases only when the facts warrant and not according to a presence political agenda you'd remember an exchange that you'd at least remember what you had it where you didn't. And his suddenly faulty memory on that score opens another line of concern. But I think many people have it's not clear what role he's playing, and that's that's dangerous, but you know, to go back to the point about whether or not the attorney general is the attorney general of the United States or he's defending the the president. There is an argument. And I'm sure you've heard it be made mostly by the president's supporters that as president of the. United States in effect. He runs the Justice department, and therefore his attorney general should be somewhat protective of it. I've heard the argument and the right answer to that. I think across and this is important across Republican and democratic administrations in the past has been if the president doesn't like the way that the department of Justice is being run he can remove the attorney general, but the attorney general while he or she is serving and confirmed by the Senate to serve all of us has a very different role from the president's personal lawyer. It's fine for the prison to have a personal or we detect payers don't pay that person wondering if there's blame to go around in preventing you lease the new arguments started last night and have taken us into today. Because Barr says that he offered molar the opportunity to look at his letter before it came out that didn't happen. But then couldn't bar have also just released molars summaries. It seems like both of those things could have changed what we're seeing right now. Yeah. I think that's absolutely true. And I wanna I wanna take up that that point on bar releasing Miller's every so we now know the House Judiciary twenty today released a letter from Muller to bar on March twenty seven two days after Millard delivered. The report to report saying, I don't know why you have summarized the information you've left an awful lot out. We prepared summaries for you that could be given to the public. The first time we heard about that letter was today at no point did bar actually, do what Muller was urging him to do. And I think to the extent that that bar was worried that a Chris summary might mis-characterize some of this stuff in the report mother told him will we gave you something you could release. I still don't know why bar chose to read up his own summary. If it were not to spend the conclusions to spin the contents and again. I don't think that's proper for the attorney general. We don't have to go back very far to realize that the Jada that's proper in part because James Comey got in trouble ostensibly fired for spinning the conclusion of an investigation like giving a press conference about the contents and not just sticking to the facts. And it sure seems like bar continues to do much the same. Justin Levin, professor constitutional law at Loyola Law School, formerly served as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States. So as we all wait for some day for meteorite to strike the earth. We'll talk more about that later. 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"This is KNX in-depth Mike Simpson. And Charles Feldman Friday nights terrible situation at Dodger Stadium altercation in the parking lots of fan ended up in the hospital so life support now. So in other incidents of some really bad violence at the ravine and had happened as you know, back in twenty eleven and at the time. The dodgers said that they were going to beef up security in that whole area the parking lot area. We did reach out by the way to the dodgers for comment on the Friday night incident. All they would tell us is. And I'm going to quote now, they say we are not going to comment on specifics related to the Los Angeles Dodgers security plans or operations other than to state that security is a paramount priority of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Well, Chris Omai is an L A based attorney who represented Brian sterner. He's the giants fan who is gravely injured in that Dodger Stadium fight that. We just mentioned back in twenty eleven Chris when the dodgers tell us in that statement that security is paramount priority for them. Do you buy that? Well, good afternoon. Mike Charles, great to have to be on your show. And you know, what's interesting when all this ended for us. It actually ended in almost the five or six week trial a few years back. We thought, you know, one of the things that we wanted to do along with the family was really highlights the problems with security at dodgers stadium. And and we were sure that they were gonna fix these issues. Now, I have I don't know any information about what happened Friday night, and it's way too early to tell. But you know, it's it's just you're really similar, and it's it's it's quite concerning. Your fixes were watching the ones that they said that they were going to do just add on more security personnel or closely monitored the parking lots after the games what were those, and what do you think still needs to be done? Well, I think you know in the trial. We were able to able to prove that. There are major gaps in security, and that wasn't necessarily the numbers. You know, what it is is the damn actually following our own policies and procedures. Like making sure to go out and patrol the parking lot before the end of the game before people go out there make sure that people are in their designated areas. And when I say, these people I'm talking about security, and that's what we were able to prove that there was at least two security guards that weren't in their area where this brutal attack on Mr. sto took place. But we also we're able to prove a bunch of problems inside the stadium Sanchez and Norwood were the the perks in that case. And there were many signs for the security folks inside to kick them out or read them, but they never did it. So we have to reconstruct the whole night. Did you get the sense? And and I think you kind of indicated that you did at the end of your legal proceeding with your client that the dodgers understood what the issues were. In terms of security, and we're going to take some affirmative action toward rectifying situation. Well, that's that's what we all thought, especially because there were new owners and so on and so forth. And we thought that was actually going to take place. Some of this is inherent with just as stadium. Right is hard to be everywhere. All at once because the place is so huge and fights break out. I mean, we see them. Can't do too much to break it up unless they wanna get hit in the middle of it, and it can take security a while to get somewhere. And then I guess what you add in the parking lot. And it's massive as we know. Absolutely. And that was a real challenge for, you know, for our legal team to to counter that because of course, the dodgers are saying exactly that we can't be everywhere all the time, but they did have policies and procedures in place that had been followed this wouldn't have happened. But when I don't get the, Chris, maybe you can shed some Leonard is why can't they be virtually everywhere. All the time. They got a lot of money in a. Yeah, it's a big area. But you know, it's not like the size of Nevada. It it's it's small enough that if you have enough security there, and you have electron surveillance and all the things that they use at things like airports, for example. Why can't they be virtually everywhere? Well, you know, and that's a great point. I mean, you know, is even better now than it was a few years ago when are trying to case, and when all this happened, and they did instill a couple of more programs like posting phone numbers everywhere attacks number all that kind of stuff. I think there was supposed to put more cameras in. But I'm not sure if that happened, but you're absolutely right. This day and age, especially the amount of money that these sports teams make you would think that they can put that money back and be virtually everything everywhere. It is difficult because the parking lot is very large, by the way, very very quickly. How is mister stow? You know, actually, I was talking with her mom or texting with his mom this morning. And we're texting about the event on Friday. And she was just devastated to see that happen again. But Brian is is doing okay. I mean, he's plateaued he'll never be the same again. But he does one great thing. He does is he tours. High schools and speaks to high school students about anti bullying. And so I think that keeps him active keeps him going. He's able to walk with some came. So he's not always in a wheelchair. But you know, the sad thing is he he he will never be the same. All right. 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"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"You're listening to KNX in-depth long. Charles feldman. I'm Mike Simpson. A decade ago a US Airways flight crew pulled off to called miracle on the Hudson river and one hundred and fifty five passengers and crew lived another day. We'll look at the lessons learned from the so-called miraculous survival of an airliner after a double bird strike in total engine failure right now, though, there's a survey thousand workers out of the UK cast some doubts on the health benefits of a vegan diets people on a plants based diet took twice as many sick days as their meets eating counterparts, and they were three times as likely to pay a visit to the general practitioner, Dr. So the vegans really get sick. He's eager Nancy Berkoff registered dietitian, cook author defender of vegan diets. So here we go whole lot of people online see saying see not as healthy as you're telling us. I'm going back to eating my hamburger. What do you think? What can I say broccoli not making healthy? Well for one. You know, you need soundly everybody's not going to like change from ribs steaks to tofu steak. I got about fifteen minutes to review the survey. And I find it very interesting because it's totally non scientific. The ceiling. Some of the meat eaters might have said they were edgy -tarian. Just throw it off. That's my opinion. And that's it. The common cold is a common cold. And I mean, you can't be meditating on the top of the mountain. And if you're going to get a common cold, it doesn't make any difference reading. That's my opinion. They did do you think? People get too worked up one way or the other that people who are into vegan diets tend to be a little bit too. Emphatic about how good their diet is and perhaps people who are not into a vegan diets tend to be maybe overly critical of those who are well number one. I hope my publisher my my vian publishers. Listening to me. Yes, I mean, people I do a lot of teaching, and I have students who have Helios diet and the diets you're gonna make them live forever to do it and anybody else who who doesn't do that should just like, you know, just take a long walk. I think that people want to believe they want to be told that you're right. So yes, I think that flexible way to go, but you're tearing means that vegetarian somedays eating just about whatever you like the other days and either try you're gonna get a cold. It's gonna get all of us. Kind of basing off of Charles just said, I know some people who do different kinds of diets what is it about grabbing onto your diet? And not only just saying this is what I do. But getting kinda preachy about it. Especially online telling everybody to use what you have to do. And here are the reasons why did leave me allow let me what I want to eat right May-. Maybe people don't go to church so much anymore. Yeah. They they watch believe, and they believe in you know, there's the sacredness of Kali file or something like that. And you'll people want to be validated. If I'm doing this. You know, here's a lot. When I get a lotta Atta boys rather than being challenged. I I shouldn't say this because I think the person I'm going to mention I'm not gonna mention the name, but is going to know who I'm talking about. I was invited to a thanksgiving dinner. And I was told we're having vegan Turkey. Everybody. Yeah. And I remember eating it. And my hosts are saying, isn't it? Great doesn't it tastes just like Turkey? You know, what it didn't taste like Turkey..
"charles feldman" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Charles feldman. Mike Simpson Mira Sorvino was one of the very first women in Hollywood to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, and to speak up about a culture of sexual harassment in her industry. She turned words into actions in supporting several metoo inspired reforms in California. We will talk with her live on in depth later today right now, though, tens of thousands of passengers delay diverted are stuck waiting on planes early this morning at London's Gatwick airport reason for all this wasn't whether it wasn't security was several drones spotted flying over the runways. Patrick Smith is an active airline pilot flying for a major airline author of the book pit confidential and the ask pilot blog, so Patrick cutting the whole place down kind of speaks to what how dangerous it could have been had a plane hit one of these. Hey before I answer that it's the ask pilot. Log not ask a pilot asked the pilot dot com is by site. And yeah, you know. This was potentially serious incident. I think the whole drones thing has moved from being what a few years ago, we could've called in emerging threat into an active ongoing threat. And from what I was told these weren't hobby. Drones something that you buy on Amazon, they were more maybe industrial sized larger pieces more dangerous pieces of equipment and people ask. Well, what what exactly is the danger a colliding with drone potentially very dangerous. It depends on two things mostly the feed of the airplane and the weight of the drought now a small, you know, buy at the store. Hobby drown isn't gonna cause too much damage. It's very very unlikely to cause an airplane actually crash, but still if it were to strike an engine or some other critical part of the of the aircraft. It could cause potentially illion dollars a family. This is just a small drug. We're talking about. Do you think the action taken at the airport in London was too extreme? I don't know the details of the logistically of how it all unfolded. You know, honestly, our reaction to things that happened at airports tends to be a little extreme and overblown. No, I wouldn't I wouldn't doubt that. But I don't wanna say so without knowing more of about what they knew and what exactly was done and in what order for the police were saying they tried to figure out where they went. Once they flew away. Why not just don't know? Shoot them down out of this guy. Yeah. I don't know that it's that easy. And you know, a lot of discussion a lot of all up to the style as well. What do we do? Ultimately, though, I think this is just another one of those kinds of risks that we have to learn to live with that. Maybe there isn't a whole lot. We can do I one that is a proponent of enacting, you know, a whole new raft of legislation and the rules and regulations, and you know, red tape ultimately it comes down to awareness. I think the vast majority of people who fly at drill close to an airplane aren't doing it on purpose to cause mayhem they're doing it through careless negligence because they don't understand how much of a threat is can be. And so really it comes down to it comes down to generating a sense of awareness, people policing themselves at at using common sense and not doing this or. And how this may have been was probably something done intentionally which changes the conversation somewhat. What we can do about it at that point. I I don't know. Have you had any close calls yourself? No, I have not. I don't know anybody who's had one Patrick Smith active airline pilot flying for a major airline has a book. Cockpit confidential. And the ask the pilots block because he's the he's the I we have repeated this program and eight o'clock tonight. In case, you missed any portion of it in or is I should say twenty nineteen year that California's sizzling hot housing market finally cools off find out when Kennex in-depth continues right now, the news in brief Christie, mayor of Balibou said he was already getting ear full from people about how the Wolsey fire was dealt with. So today, he held a session as special session. It's y'all to let people unload a little it was the mayor in the city manager at a small table in the front of the city council chambers. Allowing people to vent like a local realtor who says she was forced to evacuate Zuma beach. No one came to see. If we had food water or communication, the city manager politely explained that she went to herself to help the residents out fraud in truckloads of food. Subway, sandwiches, water they were odds. Zuma headquarters somebody else wanted to know when the debris removal would be done in his neighborhood and went has Matt crews would roll through. So we could start over as I want to get on with it. I want to start rebuilding my house and others were upset over price gouging in the home rental market. The mayor says he wants to deal with that too. I just need real evidence. The mayor told residents he wants some changes made especially in terms of communications before the next big fire happens in Malibu, John Baird, KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio. Donald Trump star on the Hollywood walk of fame. He's been vandalized again. According to TMZ, the vandal was caught on video cameras scribbling swastikas on the star happened in broad daylight yesterday morning, people just walked buys the man was writing on it. But it appears no police reports were filed regarding the band. Listen man, recent photos show that the scribbling has already started to fade man was killed early. This morning. You're police are calling a possible car to car shooting in south LA LAPD had happened just after midnight near forty first place and Morgan avenue the victims car with the engine still running crashed into a building police say the suspect vehicle is described as a white two door 0 management sentenced to fourteen years in prison for trying to kidnap a teenage girl at gunpoint as she walked to school in Rancho Palos Verdes last fall Garrett Weber pleading no contest last month to a felony counts of attempted kidnapping victim under fourteen. The girl was able to escape in a witness wrote down the license plate number. Democrats are getting ready for a busy next two years with at least a dozen presidential primary debates scheduled starting in June. They'll run through April of twenty twenty party chairman Tom Perez is the number of debates could be extended. If the nomination process drags deep into the spring me also noted that party rules.
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"Charles Feldman for years. Michael Cohen was part attorney pardon enforcer and part fixer for Donald Trump today. Cone learned that he'll be going to prison for years for crimes he said, he committed on behalf of his former boss, boss. The now. President Trump Cohen told the judge took full responsibility for his crimes did take several shots though. At the president one point saying I have been living in a personal mental incarceration ever since the day. I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul Renato Mariotti was longtime federal prosecutor works in the Justice department securities and commodities the fraud section. So we're not a lot of news these days, but it is not every day that a former lawyer are the president of the United States is sentenced to prison. Absolutely. And he's going to jail for crimes that the judge said in open court today were directed by the president of the United States. I think that's pretty astounding by any measure. Well, I take the actual sentence. Fair. Yeah. I think it's it's fair. And it's within the range that I and other expected Mr. Cohen to receive it is a substantial departure downward from the sentencing guideline range of fifty one to sixty three months. Thirty six thirty six months is lower than fifty one. But it's still a very substantial sentence. And and Mr. Colin even getting a little bit shaved off for good behavior. Still I was gonna serve you know, let's say thirty months or so in prison. I was gonna say he's not going to actually serve three four years. He'll serve close to it in in federal prison. You have to serve eighty five percent of the time that you're sentenced to. So you could do the math. You're you're you're better Manton. I am. But I think it's around thirty months, so probably not better at math. What happens next take us past today? I'm not talking about getting his affairs in order and and going to jail. But is this the last we hear from Michael Cohen, or is there more to come? Well, we know Michael Cohen is cooperating in a number of different investigations both for federal prosecutors for Muller and also for the New York attorney general's office. So what I expect to see is New York federal prosecutors to continue their investigation. Remember, we've heard reports that the CFO of the Trump organization Allen Weisselberg is cooperating. We also have heard reports that he received immunity and the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer also received. Community. So would I intimidate is that the investigation is going to continue and the prosecutors are going to teach a charge the individual identified as executive to I in the Cohen charges, and that appears like it very well could be Trump family members such as Donald Trump junior. But this all seems I'm sure to many fundamentally unfair and unamerican that somebody has had the the book in a way thrown at them for what prosecutors, and as you pointed out now judge both have asserted were crimes committed at the direction of a man who now is president of the United States yet. He remains at the moment. Anyway. Without any legal repercussions. Well, a couple a couple of points to make their first the conclusion that was reached by the prosecutors by the judge and the probation department today was only by what's called the preponderance of the evidence. In other words, fifty one percent, which is usually the way that we think about things in real life, the more likely than not that it's gonna rain today. Well, I better take my umbrella for a criminal trial. It is beyond a reasonable doubt the standard. So, you know, it's we don't know yet. Whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to prove the president's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. You know, he would have various defenses that he could raise and so forth. But you know, and then if he did as you as I think, you know, you may be alluding to there is Justice department guidance. That says that a sitting president can't be indicted, at least until he gets potentially out of office will if they do go after citizen again Trump there is this defense. Forming that people are talking about. And it's the ignorance is bliss defense. I didn't know the law. I didn't know about the campaign finance violations. This was a private matter as I said, what do you make of that? Well, the private matter peace doesn't mean anything to me because the issue there is you know, contribution that you're not reporting. So you can have a private transaction that ultimately record requires you to report it, I think the fact that you know, he's trying to say that he didn't know or wasn't aware. And didn't really understand the the campaign finance aspect of it. I think that's something that could be used in trial on not in a formal way. I don't think he's going to be able to do like he's been doing on Twitter where he says, oh, it's Michael Collins fault entirely, but I do think it would appeal to a jury to be able to say well this other guy involve as a lawyer. It's why Sumed anything he did wasn't illegal. But what about that old axiom that ignorance of the law is no defense? I mean if that. Were able to stand withstand scrutiny than I didn't know therefore, I can't be guilty of having committed a particular crime. That would absolve a whole host of people for all sorts of crimes who could simply say, I didn't know it was illegal that that's an excellent point. And what I'll say is that for someone to be convicted of a federal felony. The prosecutors have to prove a certain type of mental state that the person has. So they have to brew for example, on a fraud case that the person has an intent to defraud and certain types of crimes that are, hyper technical like tax crimes are campaign finance Grimes. There's a requirement that the government proved that the person was acting with an intent to do something that was wrongful or unlawful in some way. And so that's really where this would come in Granada Maryadi longtime federal prosecutor works in the Justice department securities and commodities fraud section. Soon. It is that time again, some of the stories you may have missed, but we did not liable.
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"KNX in-depth with Charles Feldman. I'm rob Archer a mass shooting a deadly wildfire. Both happened within hours of each other in Thousand Oaks last week. But according to CBS news when President Trump comes to visit wildfire victims in California tomorrow, he'll come nowhere near our end with the state right now, though, there is a particularly cruel side effect of the California wildfires with thousands of people burned out of their homes and looking for both temporary and permanent housing options. The Saito ready strained rental and real estate markets are about to be overwhelmed. This is bad news for both fire victims and anyone else looking for housing, Richard Green, Drexel Lusk center for real estate at USC, and sir. Thank you for joining us. What how bad is this problem going to be how how quickly is this going to affect us? Well, one way to put it in perspective is if you look at the campfire about ten thousand homes have been lost to that. Fire and that's about as many homes as we build them. The whole state of California in a month. So does this end up creating a kind of ripple down effect not only for people who were victims of the fire who cannot find housing, but for other people who are trying to find affordable housing. Yeah. Of course. Because the last thing California needs is less housing supply, and this reduces housing supply. And so, of course, the effect will be localized you'll see it in places like Malibu, and the San Fernando Valley up up there, and we're the campfire area is the problem. We haven't California's are vacancy rate is too low. And that's why rents have been going up and removing stuff from the stock makes the vacancy rate lower, and our isn't this also going to be affected a little bit. By the fact, that there might be a lotta rethinking going on us to where we build housing watching out for these fire areas is there is a really important. Question as to whether we should rebuild in some of these areas in what that means is we need to make sure other areas can accommodate new building. So that we can replace that housing eventually by eventually I hope in the next year or two not ten years from now, but if people do rebuild in these areas, these areas that sort of overlap between urban and basically forest areas are they subject to different building codes than obstruction that may have been built in the fifties sixties or even twenty years ago. So I I'm afraid I'm not an expert on building. So I I can't answer that question. All right. And what about the plans that the state is putting in place, you know, a lot of proposals have been passed to calling for more housing. These are obviously gonna fall short. If you've got this many people looking for housing help. How short are we falling? Well, again is we're already short this stuff. The state is doing well help. But in my judgment, not enough. And the key thing is is if this makes people realize that there are better places to build housing and allows for a changing of zoning. So that that can happen then this could be a sort of silver lining of what's a very very dark cloud. And so we just need to rethink where we do our building. And and the places that are places to build we should be building more, and we should be avoiding building and disaster areas. What happens in the short term though in terms of housing short-term is again in these localized areas you have stuff removed from the stock. The people are still there. They're going to be competing with other people in the market. It's already has too much demand. Given the supply and so you'll see rents go up but other than the existing structures that that survive. And wrench or prices going up. If there's a shortage as there is the actual housing stock. You can't build these things quickly. So where do those people go in the meantime, well, so you're right, you well, actually in principle you could build quickly if we were willing to do it. It takes only about four or five months to build a house. It's just that set of processes you have to go through to build a house takes a lot longer than that. So this as I said, it doesn't have to drag on for years, but it likely would in the meantime, it'll mean things like we'll see more doubling up which we already have more of in California than any other state in the country. All right, Richard. Green's wrecks the Lusk center for real estate at USC. And when KNX in-depth continues the entire state of California has suffered one tragedy after another over this past week. So why is President Trump, according to at least CBS news? I'm only visiting the northern half half of the state tomorrow. Right now, the news in brief here's.
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"KNX death with Mike Simpson I'm Charles Feldman And we are going to switch. Gears here and talk about epi pen shortage and this. Comes right at the start, of school time kids going back to school and there are concerns that there aren't enough. Prescriptions out there for parents who need them we've seen some shortages at a local pharmacies joining us now is a. Caroline Milosevic's. And advocate for and Alexis group, so Carolina when we? Talk about a shortage what do we mean are their parents showing up to get ready, for new school year at their local pharmacy and they can't get. What they need Yes absolutely they're being turned away and. They're not available and this, is a real problem because we're bringing our children to school we need to bring up. Enough friend to the school and we also need to put the effort on our children and we don't have it. Now is. The first you know one of, the big issues has? Been the cost of epipens now it's coming out as a generic but generic drugs especially, recently don't necessarily translate into cheaper prices Well you know in in terms. Of my land and I'm speaking from my personal experience, with my family you know you have the branded epi pen then they have a generic. Which looks exactly the same as, the branded and it's about half and price are there enough. Generics or are they working on getting, more generics onto, the shelves and how would that change things Even in terms of the my, lands own generic no not at not enough I mean I was at my Costco pharmacy all summer and. Finally three weeks ago, I was able to get a twin pack for my son, and the shortages because of what I don't know that is like a huge huge mystery there's. Several, mysteries to me around. Here my, land is saying that you know they're having manufacturing constrain, moments constraints sorry, you know on it but honestly I don't understand how it's been going on for a while How. Long does the. Shelf-life last I mean could, you stock. Up or does it just last six. Months to regain and really when the school year starts in, its after. Summer, you have to go. Back and, you have to get more 'cause you got to be prepared Oh yeah you have to get more when we go to the pharmacy where we hope to get is a life shelf life of twelve months or eighteen months is a. Big score and then every? School, year you. Have new ones and you don't want them to expire mid-year. Because then that makes fares for parents out there who may not be aware why some parents have an urgent. Need to make sure that their kids have pens available can you. Explain briefly why oh look exactly when you, have an anti-us lactic reaction every single second counts and so- studies have shown and unfortunately. Deaths have all shown this commonality of not receiving the efforts soon enough and so. Every minute counts? You need that. Epinephrine now you can't I mean? You do, need it online one but you can't dial nine one one and then rely that it's going to happen shortages you help with the, groups all across the country and groups all across the country are they reporting there are shortage You know? Wherever they go That's, across the board you know I'm a farmer support group leader and I have my own blog and I'm just very active in the community and the food. Allergy communities across the nation, talk all the support groups all the parents. And it's, across the. Board I mean it's. Fascinating you'll, post out there you. Know I just found effort, like when I just said, I found mine a Costco see weeks ago. People, from around the country? Like where do you live what time? Did, you go, to everywhere Michigan? New York. You name it all right that's a Carolina Malaysia advocate. For groups across the nation thanks for. Joining us and a reminder you can hear repeater this. Program at eight o'clock tonight the podcast is on our website KNX ten seventy dot com or. The radio dot com app when next in-depth, continues in about four minutes we're going, to talk about a letter. But not just, any letter and right, now the, news in, brief here's Christine The arson case. Against the man accused of setting the holy fire is now on hold he was in court. For arraignment this morning a live the judge, with his illogical rambling the hearing started, with forest Clark declaring himself. Innocent of arson, in the holy fire, then this Ask After talking with Clark's public defender in the judge came back and. Halted this third attempted an arraignment and suspended the criminal proceeding against him and ordered mental health reports from two doctors A hearing on forest Clark's, mental health is scheduled for October tenth he's being held without? Bail, in Orange County at the courthouse Craig figure KNX ten seventy News Radio little question the Californians want safe drinking water but how much would you be willing to pay for it state lawmakers with. The backing of governor Brown have. Revived, a plan. That calls for voluntary clean water tax for Garo bay of the leadership council for Justice thinks state tax payers will support the plan Californians have shown time and time again we are, we are a Golden State and we lead and we have, an opportunity to make sure that all of our neighbors and our families have access, to safe drinking water in our home taxable up one dollar month would appear on your water Bill but you would be able to opt out of the tax if you wanted to however backers think that enough Californians. Will opt in and.
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"KNX in-depth and our each day when we. Dig deeper ask more questions tell you have a, major stories of. The day impact you Mike Simpson along with Charles Feldman and now we know at least we know one thing for sure it wasn't LAPD bullet that killed the trader Joe's store manager. This past weekend following a police. Chase of an armed and dangerous man who already allegedly shot his grandmother and ended up taking hostages, inside the silver lake store that. Is what we know for sure here's what we. Do not. Know the true agony of the, family and friends of the dead woman the agony of. The police officer who accidentally took a life in an effort to save other lives, and we. Also do not know now what lessons, if any to be learned and so we'll go in, depth later on in the show it. Seems as if the earth is. On fire record breaking heat in parts of Europe. Asia and of course right here. At home it's summer it's supposed to be hot in the summer but Supposed to be this Hocine so many places with such an. Intensity will go in depth on that. And for Ivanka is the end of the line literally but first that fatal shooting of the manager, at trader Joe's on Saturday with us is retired LAPD senior detective ten Williams junior he has logged. More than twenty nine years with police forces t Williams junior investigations Inc firm. Provides expertise in police investigations procedures and protocol welcome to in-depth. What kind of training do police officers on the street, as opposed to swat teams get, are, they trained for situations such as the, one that. Unfolded on Saturday in front of that trader, Joe's Well police. Officers are trained to note to how to handle situations as they approached some day are? Handled there are trained to be aware of background they're trained to bring resources to the problem as well So they they they have. The training that there needed, to address these situations swat is trained at a different level in. That you called them to the scene when when things get above what the average police officers trained? To, do if you have a barricade a suspect you bring swat to the location and embedded in swatch. You have your hostage negotiators if there is. A hostages as was in this particular incident incident incident Also there are additional. Resources that the department has, to assist in certain things related in particular in this instance you. Had a kidnapping that was a progress were they with the suspect took his seventeen year old girlfriend Indiscriminate his car and several. Hours later the, car was located via low Jack well procedurally procedurally there is a division in the department call robbery homicide division that handles kidnappings they are trained to investigate kidnappings in an active kidnappings of this nature in my opinion from what I've reviewed dust for the case should have been handed over to our HD of. Robbie homicide for the experts to look at this and and to do? Their investigation and bring topical measures to play was the suspect was located for those officers who were chasing this man crashed into the trader Joe's what, kind. Of. Protocol, is there when you need to draw your gun if you're fired upon and you fire back somebody and you're in an area like a supermarket. Did is full, of people and there are people around presumably. Yeah well the thing is, that you use that force which Necessarily you got to look at, your. Your, surroundings, as, Well I I just the the the car, the, vehicle cameras have been released. To the public as well as the body cameras footage and I've looked. At these these, videos and several several times based upon the, what I have seen from the footage and the amount of people that were on the street that will walking was the exchange of fire perhaps would lean against exchanging fire with the suspect because there's so many people in in the area of cars coming to your. Direction you people walking on the street you have somebody you have a? Female to the left and I'll know she had a child in the cart she was pushing so there's a lot of movement a lot of things, going. On. And, you have rounds flying different directions the suspect vehicle Appears. To, be firing at appears to be, firing towards? Officer s he's..
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"And charles feldman we've heard in the news many times he coli in lettuce salmonella in eggs foodborne illnesses and various food fast food chains almost makes you not wanna eat not at all yeah except i'm hungry today the government announcing they found salmonella in samples of those kellogg's honey smacks we've touched on this before but today's warning is pretty blunt they say look if you've got this serial do not eat it's toss it out so we start to wonder over did start to wonder are foodborne illnesses there outbreaks increasing or are we just getting better reporting them so joining us as michelle j russell she has a food safety research scientist at uc davis a member of the western center for food safety so is it just better reporting a years ago they used to call it the stomach flu is probably food poisoning is it just that we're getting better at recognizing it or has there been an actual increase sure that's an excellent question in terms of are we actually seeing an increase or something else going on and actually there's multiple contributors to to to feeling like there's an increased one being more publicity which is actually a good thing because that allows the public and restaurants and retailers to know when there's a unimportant recall and a product that needs to be throwing away or take it off the shelf the there's also banished shift in the types of outbreaks like you might remember going you'd worry about your co your company picnic and somebody bringing the bad potato salad and everybody at the picnic get sick but that's not going to make national headlines we're seeing more of these outbreaks that are multi state so the hundreds potentially hundreds of illness illnesses dozens of states and that has to do with the more complex food district system does it just seem bigger now because look if you're making the serial you can make it a one plants or even a subsidiary can make it or something but then they ship it out to thirty states in one hundred people get sick right right so i it with that shipping out and in our distribution you're going to have a bigger outbreak we still have local outbreaks but these large ones can affect a lot more a lot more people and and can affect the industry and in our confidence in our food supply show puzzled because look if you go back twenty thirty years ago big companies were still distributing many products nationwide and one would think after twenty thirty years the techniques are better the press jersey if it's a liquid product if i if requires some other kind of sterilization a procedure you would think that all of this would have improved dramatically in the past twenty thirty years so i'm still puzzled why we didn't see items being tossed from shelves as frequently as we do now so that's that goes back to this issue of trends cdc she estimates it one in six people get sick from foodborne illness when you start breaking that down what has apple changed is the combination of the pathogen the germ that's getting in the food and the type of food product you know a few decades ago we were seeing you know actually a long time ago we would see problems with dairy products and now we have you know good pasteurization and we hardly ever see any problems with milk unless it's it's served raw and hasn't been heat treated we had big problems with ground beef in the early nineties from e coli or one five seven and that's really the industry's gotten a handle and we don't see as many of the big jack in the box type outbreaks that's something mostly from the past and instead if.
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"And charles feldman we've heard in the news many times e coli in lettuce seminal in eggs foodborne illnesses and various food fast food chains almost makes you not wanna eat not at all yeah except i'm hungry today the government announcing they found salmonella in samples of those kellogg's honey smacks that we've touched on this before but today's warning is pretty blunt they say look if you've got this serial do not eat it's toss it out so we start to wonder over did start to wonder are foodborne illnesses there outbreaks increasing or are we just getting better reporting them so joining us as michelle j russell she's a food safety research scientists at uc davis a member of the western center for food safety so is it just better reporting a years ago they used to call it the stomach flu is probably food poisoning is it just that we're getting better at recognizing it or has there been an actual increase sure that that's an excellent question in terms of are we actually seeing an increase or something else going on and i'd say there's multiple contributors to to to feeling like there's an increase one being more publicity which is actually a good thing because that allows the public and restaurants and retailers to know when there's a unimportant recall and a product that needs to be throwing away or take it off the shelf the there's also baroness shift in the types of outbreaks like you might remember going to worry about your co your company picnic and somebody bringing the bad potato salad and everybody at the picnic get sick but that's not going to make national headlines we're seeing more of these outbreaks that are multi state so the hundreds especially hundreds of illness illnesses dozens of states and there has to do with the more complex food distribution system it seems does just seem bigger now because look if you're making the serial you can make it a one plants or even a subsidiary can make it or something but then they ship it out to thirty states in one hundred people get sick right right so i it with that shipping out and in our distribution you're going to have a bigger outbreak we still have local outbreaks but these large ones can affect a lot more a lot more people and can affect the industry and in our confidence in our food supply puzzled because look if you go back twenty thirty years ago big companies were still distributing many products nationwide and one would think after twenty thirty years the techniques are better the press asian if it's a liquid product if i if requires some other kind of sterilization product a procedure you would think that all of us would have improved dramatically in the past twenty thirty years so i'm still puzzled why we didn't see items being tossed from shelves as frequently as we do now now that's that goes back to this issue of trends cdc estimates at one in six people get sick from foodborne illness when you start breaking that down what has also changed is the combination of the pathogen the germ that's getting in the food and the type of food product you know a few decades ago we were seeing you know actually a long time ago we would see the problems with dairy products and now we have you know good pasteurization and we hardly ever see any problems with milk unless it's it's served raw and hasn't been heat treated we had big problems with ground beef in the early nineties from e coli or one five seven and that's really the industry's gotten a handle and we don't see as many of the big jack in the box type outbreaks that's something mostly from the past and instead if you pull up this year and look at these these larger outbreaks there their fresh produce and and lettuce romaine coconut ross sprouts something in common with these foods or their raw and there's more of a.
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"You're listening to knx in depth with mike simpson i'm charles feldman known for it for a while but southwest airlines saying goodbye to the peanuts kicking them off the plane signature snack for the carrier which says you can fly them say with me for peanuts oh i'm sorry okay that's mixed two of us okay yeah equal opportunity so joining us now to talk about this this decision is y'all elko czar from the california allergy support an influx is prevention group so southwest putting out this statement saying look they want to be welcoming to families with peanut allergies or what did you think when you read this this morning you know what i i read it in the middle of the night and i was floored because i didn't think it was for real and i didn't have time to check my advocacy facebook pages that i'm on i'm on like hundreds of them on because i was the walk chairperson for the food alexis network for five years podcasts my daughter's now eighteen and she's airborne peanuts and i'm linked with major advocates all over the world and all of the nonprofits so i've been kind of a fighter for understanding for kids and families contending with us because my daughter is one of the worst peanut nfl lactic kids in the world it doesn't mean everybody is the same level as my child however so i see all sides of this it's not that we want to create havoc in people's lives that fly in remove tina i mean it's a cheap little snack but the faa has been fighting this the aca the air carriers act the eight does not exist in the air the ac is in charge of that so they have pretty much because the politicians and the peanut growers everything is about lobbying one of the biggest lobbying groups in america is the american peanut growers associations and council okay let let me interrupt you wanted to get to this and i and i do want to be very sensitive to your daughter's allergy and i understand that she suffers a considerably perhaps even in life threatening way when she's in an environment with peanuts but in a society and i'm sure you've heard this argument before there are lots of gives an give and take so you have to make and for example there are people who are allergic to animals but they're allowed on planes there are people who are out recovering alcoholics and they get upset when somebody next to them is served a drink there are people have all kinds of medical issues but at at a certain level becomes doesn't not impractical to bend the regulations and rules comedy every single person that has an issue no i totally understand that on the flip side of that we are negating millions of potential families and individuals that can fly and even need to fly our family is back east yeah my kid doesn't ever have to fly on a plane the rest of her life but think about that family of four that's huge amounts of revenue considering millions of kids that cannot fly the is a missed opportunity for several airlines have claimed bankruptcy over the years you know they're hurting because not everybody is flying and you've got millions of people that can't fly because different situations it is a disability i'm not expecting anyone to bend over backwards or cater to my child she has to live in a world absolutely but when i have flown united for example on which was increasing in accommodations and then they went back down and they've had several issues in lawsuits and they and many of these airlines have had to land the plane because then he's emergency you gotta win the plane that inconveniences everyone so if somebody makes an announcement and says please abstain from eating peanuts it's not that they're like you know trying to inconvenience you they're just trying to get to their destination and keep their kid alive and not inconveniencing you that they have to use happy in the twenty to the hospital the last time we flew from new york where her medical treatment that she's been on with mount sinai on and get back to los angeles on they may they united turned around and said on you make the announcement we're not making the announcement anymore and.