18 Episode results for "Chicago Tribune"
Larry Magid: New Research On Radiation From Smartphones
"Larry tell us more about the study. This is disturbing but before people panic. I want you to know that the very article that described from the chicago tribune which paid for the research points <unk> out there is no clear evidence that what i'm about to say necessarily mean that these phones are going to harm you having said that i think it is an interesting interesting and whether serious issue several phones including the iphone seven <hes> samsung galaxy s. nine and phone through motorola and by the way if you go larrys world dot com you'll get a link to the chicago tribune story which actually have all of these lifted shows the radiation levels several did exceed the previously reported radiation levels which means that they are higher than government standards now the f._c._c. has told the tribune that they're taking the unusual step and going back back and looking again conducting its own tests to take another look at these phones because the f._c._c. had approved them in the past so it is a concern and we've known for for a long time and some of the european especially scandinavian countries have tougher standard than we do berkeley of you mentioned health disclosure rule and we're coming up and five g. where there are all all thirteen questions on that technology in radiation so i again i'm not panicking but i think it's important that we recognize that there could be some issues regarding radiation and smartphones.
Heidi Stevens (#VoteHerIn, Episode 44)
"You're listening to an interview with Chicago Tribune columnist Tidy Stevens on vote her in a collaboration between two broads talking politics and author Rebecca Survive. Are. You La. Everyone, this is Kelly. You're listening to a vote her in, which is a collaboration between two broads talking politics and author. Rebecca. Coming to you today shortly before Joe Biden is set to announce his VP. Pick. Alternate over to Rebecca now, who will introduce our guests high rebekah hi, Kelly and good morning and the warnings all of you who are listening where it's always thrilled with our guest today hiding Stephen columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Her column is called the Balancing Act, but it strikes me as I think about it that that doesn't really do justice to what she writes about why she's here and why we invited me here today. She consistently writes about issues that are very political in a way that shares the story of rail people's lives and experiences, and she has also in that context then very forthright about. the important of women's leadership, the importance of women in politics and not incidentally has written about the fact that Joe Biden's about to pick a woman for VPN Heidi few pick a woman of color. So we have a lot to talk about, but I wanted to say that start with we felt we might begin by the fact quote. A piece actually that Heidi wrote reviewing my book. In and thank you again for that Heidi in which she said revolutions don't happen overnight in everyday presents a new chance to act to share messages that resonate into model behavior that will mobilize other women clearly at back kind of a moment needing to mobilize. To be supportive this woman p nominee and I thought that we could therefore. So to begin by your sharing with a Heidi Y, you believe that why you think mobilization now is so important. And why you in that context focus on the issues that you do so welcome and thing. We'll thank you for having me. Elaborate for a second on the name and the column and how it has sort of shifted a little bit in its focusing missions. Since I started, it did start originally several years ago as kind of a work life balance column, I was right I'm A. I'm a young kids and focused on that had a Sophon. I do tend to focus more now. Race. Gender and politics and I would argue that they're all of a piece right because x parenting effects, children and Certainly, we have those conversations without including blind spots and by sees discrimination as they relate to grace gender if we're talking about creating a healthy equitable place for our children to prop and and for parents. All of it so I think it's all related but I, do wonder about the name of the column like does this apply? Celeste. That's just an aside. I think in the moment. So the the piece that I wrote about, how drew Biden needing to pick of vice president? WHO's a woman of color actually went ahead and set a black woman I. Think in this moment in history one, we are finally having long overdue recommend about race he someone in an executive position on that number two spot with the Lens that you have when you. Grow up in this country and live in this country and walk around in this country in black skin. Just think we do. I think that I hearken back all the time to something that of all People Sheryl Sandberg said, but it was such a great anecdote when she talked about when she were Google and didn't realize how badly they needed a pregnancy parking spots in their gigantic campus. Parking lot until she herself was pregnant and had to park. You know a gazillion miles away from the building and then walked through the heat and you know her swollen ankles and and so I just think that that's such A. Good crystallizing example of how we can be aware and read and listen and still have blind spots. Until we ourselves have lived through certain experiences right and and I think in this moment, if we're gonNA turn this rocketing in these conversations that we're finally having into some action and some lasting change Joe Biden needs a black woman next to him to guide us to that place of. Change. May, makes absolute sense I think we've all learned some of us on repre path and. The kind of thing that you're saying. Well and there's such a long list of qualified candidates. I mean I think the congress gets five down to the white can't just focus on who is qualified. Why do we have to focus on identity politics? I would argue that you can focus on both because. Shortlist of highly qualified love. US From It's. Not Either or yeah, just a quick follow up on this. But you know I there was a column in yesterday's New York. Times the fact that selecting a woman as VP candidate is hardly a revolutionary act them the rationale was. The primary duty at least for most vice-presidents is following in the footsteps of the Guy Ahead of you and saying yes or yes or doing what he asked you to do as opposed to exercise true executive power wondering why Europe Saw that article in the context for now and? It was a good article. She'd be an excellent points. I. Think this might be a little bit different partly because of Joe Biden's age Statistically higher chance of you know frankly not making drew his first four years alive and I mean certainly hope he does. But that if we're just looking at life expectancy in statistics and take the emotion out of it, and then you know in terms of him. Running for a second term also statistically lower chance because age so. Political analysts who believe that this V P pick you know has a higher than average chance of being acurite. Sometime in the next forty years. So so it it probably you know there's a chance. This person won't just be the number two the whole time and just are deferring to the number one or fluffing a the number one. But I think I think the writer made excellent points about how that position you know is sort of. Took it. Sort of you know it could be like A. A sneaky way but away in for. An leader in a way that this country has a quite admitted to being ready for in the number one spot in that number two spot you're sort of like you've got the power but not all of it and a lot of your powers geared toward making the number on look good and there's atten serving and sacrifice and. A rules that were comfortable with women playing in a way that we're not so comfortable with women. Wielding their power for executive actions were comfortable building their power to serve others were so. Good points I hope that that I I hope we could look back on that article inhabits feel. A LITTLE RETROGRADE K.. I couple months. That would make me. Back. Quick. So how do you rate a lion? As you mentioned, you started to call him about you know being about raising kids and balancing those things. But you still write a lot about family issues and challenges for children and Parents Lake. All parents in this country right now myself included you're thinking about things like how do we get kids back to school gut? How do we educate them safely? What are the kinds of messages that you really trying to sort of get a cross when when you're writing about kids and family and parents and coming together in community schooling issues, things like that way what are the things we're really trying to the kinds of stories that you're really trying to tell. Well I try to use this platform I have to give a voice to you know the the perspectives and insights in the experiences that are harder to come by right who we don't hear enough from because I think that's how we concert to better understand our communities than our neighbors and the towns and cities states we live in if we get a better sense of what it's like. To live in them for people who aren't us right and so try to seek out people who feel we don't hear enough from and then help them tell their story isn't use this platform to highlight what they're doing or how they're living, and sometimes that's just a grieving mother who lost her son do addiction or you know sometimes that's A young activists, dues you now planning a food drive that doesn't look how you'd. Expect. Young. A. Unexpected supposed under covered voices, I think. I do think that any kind of guidance. We can go. Parents, and this is partly selfishly also raising heads. I think any guidance you know if I can find authors and Therapists and educators to help us figure out how to do this parenting stuff in a way. That's peaceful on respectful and mindful of raising kids who are GonNa you know we have the world. Founder. Actually think that's seminoles important writing out there. You know sometimes there's. A little bit of. Chris strong of a word, but sometimes, there's A feeling I think among. Media critics that women tend to write the stories about family and home life and features and lifestyle stuff and you know the man's sort of got the important beat straight of like. Government Investigations and war coverage in and I feel like. What happens at home and the environment that we create for our kids up. And surround them with every day is. Is just as important as any other beat out there. So. So, for me, it's a real privilege to have this space NBA able to call on like Lisa d'amour call on. You know any sort of experts say like, how do we do this and how do we do well because we need these kids to. Solve a lot of problems we've. If you look at like a gratifying Burg's. And the end, the black lives, matter and March for our lives activists it out. It's it's the kids who are leading us on a lot of the stuff and. And we need to know how to walk alongside them and some cases guy them and others away in those So I, I really relished opportunity to read about parenting as well. Speaking of writing about parenting I, think, I mentioned this to you I was really struck by your com last week about the proposed naming, change the school in Chicago and it occurred to me that that was sort of a context in which you were talking about institutional change as well as individual learning about you know what should be the message. Symbols around us and I wondered if you could talk a bit about how you came to your we that it's important to tie these issues of You May as well as gender to in your view requisite chips in institutions sometimes let. Kids point out. Well, you know a lot of our conversations around parenting and raising kids center on white families and White Moms, and that's just an inaccurate telling of the way this country is operating right I mean not every mom obviously as white in every white, and that tends to be who we hear from and who receive pictures of in commercials and Unbe covers and and you know Mickey Kendall writes about this way more intelligently than I ever could I encourage anybody read feminism for whole whole book. That topic in particular is really poignant. You know, of course, when you`re Getting something as broad and universal as parenting because even if you're not a parent you've been parented and you're sharing world parents, I'm certainly when you're writing this new that broad. Race needs to be a part of it in my mind if you're GONNA be talking about how to do while an equitable and with an eye toward the greater good. The the story that you mentioned last week Agassi story was fascinating. There's this group of parents who want and they've been trying to review years. To get a name Agassi removed from their on Andrew Sloan, lakeview because his name for a scientists Louis CBI scientists who believed that black people and white people were two different species and fat likable were inferior to white people on his sort of pseudoscience was used to justify. Slavery in his time and and all sorts of white supremacy. You know policies that came out of slavery right and so this group appearances saying you know black and Brown children, any children really should not be. Subjective Sue walking through a building with that person's name on a be learning science or any other subjects under the name of a man whose writings were flawed and and harmful. You speak into the system. Question it was really interesting to talk to one of the band's who said that. You know so far what the principal said that is that you know we will launch this. Formal, CPS policy. For You know renaming a school or changing the name of a school and on hand that sounds lake progress. But on the other hand, hurt to this man's point. You know she said that that in itself is problematic that policy is problematic, it shouldn't come down to. Community meetings and a vote of a local school council to determine whether it's okay for kids to go to school. When the schools named for scientists, it just should be. A decision handed down may cps this person's writings are racist that's a problem. We're not going to name her school after him anymore done and so you know the I don't know what will decide but but it's interesting to talk to someone who is so. Thoughtful and vocal and assured about you know the the entire system being. This idea that we're going to debate what's What's offensive and what's Cato leave up It speaks to our broader national conversation right now about. and. Names of teams in all of it. You also talk a lot about women and leadership. We you know we started talking some about that but you know the the importance to advance women in the workplace and government and civic. Leadership. I is there was there anything in your life that that led to that to to want to be committed to advocating for women's leadership or is this something you sort of came to organically? I would say organically I certainly grew up with an example of an involved active in the community. Mom My mom is sprung environmentalists to watch you know volunteering my whole life in the environmental movement and working to save land from being developed in the town where Robin and she still does that and so I certainly had that in. The. Background or foreground it was in my home. My whole life was watching. I'm not only you know I suppose realized she had power in wielded, but also for you know. The. Invade I'm not serve like a job at a bank or something that actually. Improve the the world, the natural world around her. So I can't discount that. The influencer bats. I, think just you know there's something about journalism at least the way I learned in college and then professional practice that. Wants to see you know who the powerful held to account and power equally distributed and not abused. I. Mean. That's one of the tenets of journalism right? You're supposed to hold people accountable. and. I think early on as a college student even it it felt to me like far too often. You know women either as students or fussers or any positions of power were were being left out of those conversations. It felt to me early on. Like The prototype sort of the the example of power was male and and girls and women were sort of the extras soon in that film. Sort of off to the side. Could come and so on. When necessary But the but when we pictured authority we pictured. And that just always struck me as Ryan and I think it. You know it is what leads to. Discrimination. At is what leads to sexual harassment at leads to this culture of like you know the the manor doing the real work and the women are here to to them along and come. In when needed but also when they're not needed anymore, they need to move back out of the way and let them into back over and. And that's a little bit how. We've frames works in this country for decades and it's it's wrong. It's not it's not fair. Doesn't build. It doesn't build the best companies and businesses in. Industries for starters but. It doesn't. Lead to the healthiest families and retirement accounts, panning opportunities, and and it's just not an it also doesn't bring out the best and. We work we all were bust when we're working shoulder to shoulder and side by side we need everybody's lenses trained on the future. We need everybody's thoughts and ideas and talents and nuts when we were best and so it just has always as. Your minded and and Ryan to leave. To leave women out of those rooms where it happens I guess. If you hear cheering from faraway hiding. No surprise. I just one more reason girlfriends who are listening why I love what Heidi has say. Kelly, the two one of the things you just said was the example of power was male. You also said holding the powerful to account and in that context and in this context of Women's leadership we. Women may talent country including of big cities Chicago than we've ever had in our history and remarkably in Chicago case and African American lesbian and for those of us who? We work for Herald Washington for mayor. It's still is mind boggling but the important thing here I think is not only that this has happened and there's some progress will be slow. Is what they do when they're in office and I think going back to some of these other issues we were talking about related to. Race and change and where our country is today always wondering if if you were to whisper mayor life with your fewer to write a column thing, here's what I think. You should do what would be your goal. I think in this moment, and this is gonNA sound like a little bit of aqap but it's not i. think she should form a task force on race and I think it should. You know to be honest. She met have something like this. In the works already I was surprised to see when the Columbus Statue Didn't come down with the week before the protests were happening around the Columbus Statue. She said, you know we have a comprehensive policy working on we just haven't released it yet. I was surprised that there was a comprehensive house maybe there is something like this in the works but. Something that would address at? From. Funding the Cox two cops in school what to do with the Columbus stashes of the removal truly is temporary to. Esley lead in the water the you know overburdens deep tunnel system. All of those things are deeply rooted in the city's discriminatory has segregated past the gun violence. It's all related and I think that if she had some sort of task force that. Race would be sort of the umbrella term, but it would need to tackle all those things through the lens of racial equity with. SMART. Diverse voices with lots of different backgrounds on it I. Actually, I was super impressed with I. Know She Toni preckwinkle. Bowler. Former rivals that. I was super impressed with twenty one goals commentary the other day about statue the Tribune I just think the city is full of so many smart people with ideas if she could get him in a room to you know with the idea of solving some of our biggest. Thorniest problems right now, with an eye toward you know racial justice, I could be like a national idol and get it some of what has plagued Chicago for so long time, which is all rooted and you know. Segregation by Yeah. That's a big one. Force. which she? Does pretty good. It could yeah no I. Agree. I think we've seen how an how interesting the conversations are the Chicago Board of Education now I and era a fairly diverse and very interesting group around these issues around funding or removing the police from from CPS and things like that. You know I think yeah. This could be really interesting conversations for taskforce to tackle him at. So our last question for you then is a lot of people listening may be interested in in being writers themselves and writing. You know this was a such a tough industry. Right, now I'd the has always been but a, but especially right now unto have advice for people who are interested in in writing and becoming writers no hat how to go about it. So. Sort of logistically I would say you know just start. Writing. Were muscle whether it's drilling are blogging or pieces to idiom or whoever will take it is truly a muscle that you just have to exercise You know work sputtering stronger. So I would just say you know, right right right as much as you can use papers I don't know I. Don't know where they're GONNA BE Side. I don't you know I, never tell anybody to shy away from journalism, but I'm not sure journalism is going to be taking place in you know sort of our legacy media companies the way we've been used to I think that Chicago though has. I mean I love the Tribune. So proud to work. There were said my colleagues I also think that you know Chicago's bigger than the tribune the sometimes the tribe is fantastic clubs Chicago. Fantastic. WBZ's. Been Cast Excel. Pretty. Exciting city to to live and work in an and WANNA ride in. This is a tricky. Time to find the funding base for right because we're GONNA. Pandemic on. 'em people are trying to still figure out how to get the Internet. To Fund. Its publications anyway pre pandemic but but but I feel strongly that that stuff will. Be Temporary and and there will always be an appetite. And a need for these storytellers and is to you know our history and so it's it feels very much like we're in. A correction phase I. Guess or figuring out phase of that. But but I don't I don't at all feel like eventually this Steph will just saul fade out and disappear I think and when I say this stuff I mean newspapers and media organizations I just think that you know we need somebody to figure out how to how to make the funding models work but. But. No I would say you know. Be A veracious reader of. Books Media. And rate your heart out and take a good look at all the places in. Chicago that that need writers because there's a lot of them. Speaking of writing your heart out. Of course, it goes speaking your heart out and so Heidi thank you so much. For being with us today proposal view who. Don't live in Chicago Heidi's column resume says you probably gathered from this conversation across the country and my view in terms of what she talks about she also the podcast and so we want to recommend that to you. After this. Interview is completed and dropped. Later today, you'll find links to. Hide these writing the pipe has some other wonderful pieces and You again for joining US I hope you'll come back and share with us at another white. So take care how you doing. I would love to thanks removing. The vote her in segment is a collaboration of two broad talking politics and author Rebecca side. Our theme song is called. Are you listening off of the album elephants shaped trees by the band immunity and we're using it with permission of the band our logo and other original artwork is by Matthew Westland and was created for use. By this podcast. You can contact us at two broads talking politics at g mail, DOT COM, or on twitter or facebook to broads top you can find all of our episodes at two broads talking politics, dot com, or anywhere podcast or found.
"Merriam Webster's word of the day for. August seventh. Today's word is midriff spelled M. I d. r. I f. f. midriff is a noun that means the mid region of the human torso the midsection. It can also mean a of garment that covers the midriff or a garment that exposes the mid-riff. Made Rifkin also mean a body partition of muscle and connective tissue specifically the partition separating the chest and. Nobody's in mammals, it's a synonym of the word diaphragm. Here's the word used in a sense from the Chicago Tribune by aramid assume be. I love printed shift dresses that just float over the midriff or a little leather skirts to bring out your edgier side. The word midriff is now most commonly encountered in the mid torso or clothing related senses. These senses are relatively young having appeared respectively in the early nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries for most of its history. However, midriff has been used to refer to the diaphragm, a large flat muscle separating the lungs from the stomach area. The diaphragm sense has been with us for more than a thousand years with the earliest known uses being found in old. English manuscript. As baldzs Leach book a medical text that is believed to date back to the ninth century. The riff in midriff comes from the old English horrific meaning belly or womb, and it's akin to the old high German word heff meaning womb, and probably also to the Latin word Corpus meaning body with your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski. visit. Marian Webster. Dot. com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.
New Category (MM #3547)
"The with kevin mason like many people. I grew up with the newspaper. My dad was a newspaper reader. And we'd read the local city paper and then the chicago tribune and the saint louis post dispatch and then when we moved. Virginia we'd see the washington post every now and again so. My dad was a big newspaper guy. Then of course during my radio career spent a lot of time with usa today. So you're familiar with all the sections of the newspaper nowadays. Of course i get most of my news online and kind of google news news reader. I've customized it to work for me. And i've got my normal sections. I've got my. Us news my business. News technology news and health and science and sports entertainment. But there's a new little section of the google news. That's come up this year. That's kind of interesting. It's not in the main section off to the side effect. You can't get rid of this little side of the news and it's called the fact check section and literally it goes through fact checking all that's been going on in the world politics what people are saying because now fat check is just as important the news as anything else. The fact check section won't be going away anytime soon and that's hard to say three times fast.
Google Abandons Dessert-Based Android Names - DTH
"These are the daily tech headlines for thursday august twenty second two thousand nineteen. I'm rich straddling google's v._p. V._p. Of product management for android samir somato announced that google's next android release previously called android q. would abandoned the desert based released names in favor of numeric designation with android q now andrew ten some outside the desert names were hard to understand for new users and not applicable to all of androids global audience google also announced a redesign of the play store which now incorporates material design mobile devices now have a navigation bar at the bottom of the play store games and apps will have their own distinct destinations rounded square at by cons or no standard for all apps and application pages feature more information about ads in purchases downloads with a larger install button. The design should raw all android users this week bloomberg's mark gherman reports that according to sources apple launch pro iphones and updated ipads at aetna vent next month the event will feature three new iphones to new pro models to replace the ten s and ten s max and ten replacement. These phones will feature oleg screens lose three d. touch for a haptic touch long press using new eighth thirteen processor with a dedicated amex co-processor for computer vision and augmented reality feature improved water water resistance and can wirelessly charge other devices the too high end models will also offer three rear camera sensors with the addition of whining lens. The phones will also let users retouched touch apply effects alter colors reframe and crop video while it's being recorded live the ten are replacement will get a second rear zoom camera as well. The the eleven and twelve point nine inch ipad pros will also get updated with new processors and similarly improved cameras apple will also introduce a new low end ipad with a ten point two inch screen screen discontinuing the current nine point seven inch model. The apple watch also get an update but we'll mostly focus around the updates to watch a six as well as have new case finishes. The chicago tribune reported that an independent testing the iphone seven exceeded the maximum radiofrequency radiation exposure limits set by the f._c._c. of one point six watts per kilogram the findings were part of a larger test involving eleven models from apple motorola samsung and blue testing specific absorption rates or four sar levels at the same distances reported by the manufacturers when they were released which range from five to fifteen millimeters the f._c._c. allows for maximum testing distance up to twenty five millimeters the tribune also test devices edit closer to millimeter distance to reflect a device captain a pocket in those tests only the iphone eight plus and a blue vivo five mini any came in under the sar limit in response to the report apple and motorola disputed the tribune's testing methodology after viewing the tribune's test results the f._c._c. stated it would conduct its own tests in the coming months to clear radiation from radiofrequency energy is not the same as ionizing radiation found xrays gamma rays which can lead to health problems and cancer and the f._c._c. and u._s. Food and drug administration say there are no risk to humans at the current exposure levels. The lennox foundation announced the formation of the confidential computing consortium with the goal of creating standards frameworks and tools to encrypt data in use on devices applications and services korean encryption standards focus on data at rest or data in transit with the new consortium focusing on data in use microsoft contribute. It's open enclave s._d._k. Intel's contributing these software guard extension s._d._k. This decay and red hat is offering the n._r._a.'s project which is a framework for running civilised applications entrusted execution environments the other members at launch our alibaba cloud allowed arm by do google cloud ibm swisscom intense lincoln announcing a blog post that it blocked or removed twenty one point six million alien fake accounts from january to june of this year lincoln's head of trust and safety paul rockwell wrote that in one thousand nine point five million auto blocked at the registration stage and never went live live lincoln took down two million live fake accounts and members flags sixty seven thousand more prepared to facebook which remove three billion fake accounts between october twenty eighteen and march twenty one thousand nine lincoln's fake account problem could be worse amazon launch a new campus in hyderabad india which is now its largest campus worldwide. The campus is spread over nine point five acres and house more than fifteen thousand employees. The new hydara bad campus would host employees across divisions including amazon web services versus amazon already has sixty two thousand employees in india a third of which are already based in hyderabad amazon founder jeff bezos has committed an investment of over five billion dollars for india operations and that new campus looks like it's definitely going to get some us because amazon fresh will launch an india starting service on august twenty third in bengal aroo through with plans to expand in mumbai delhi and hyderabad soon after fresh will offer to our deliveries of five thousand food items with orders place through the main amazon india website or app amazon had previously offered limited food delivery in india through the prime now app the online grocery market in india is currently led by big basket and grow fers and finally ninety five google reports that google is preparing to launch the nest many a successor to the existing google home mini according to sources the next many will will reportedly featuring sound output with higher maximum volume and better base offer a wall mounting option a three point five millimeter stereo jack and proximity awareness to display the current volume william as you approach the device the form factor reportedly state roughly the same as the current home many more discussion of the news of the day subscribe to daily tech new show at daily tech new you show dot com and remember to rate and review daily tech headlines. Wherever you get your podcast. Thanks for listening. We'll talk to you next time and from all of us here at daily tech headlines remember. They have a super sparkly day.
The Queen | Ep. 01: Coronation
"Before we get to the show. I wanna recommend another podcast. I think you should be listening to it's called what next each weekday morning. My slate colleague. Mary, Harris dives deep into one big news story, explains. Why it matters? And what you need to look out for the news can be pretty hard to follow nowadays. Whether it's the crisis at the border battles over abortion. But one next provides you with context to really understand the news, plus a little window into the slate newsroom. The show passes, the Mike dislocate writers editors podcasters, who provide really sharp analysis to help you answer. Well, what next if you wanna cut through the noise of the news, check out, what next and apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now? Six years ago, a friend sent me an article from the nineteen seventy s about a woman named Linda Taylor and said that Taylor had committed welfare fraud to the tune of one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year using eighty different aliases. It also said that she owned a bunch of luxury cars had filed a fraudulent police report about stolen furs and had been preparing to open a medical office posing as a doctor another article I found said that Linda Taylor the so-called welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with a change of a wig before I read those stories, I didn't know that the welfare queens stereotype had originated with a real person. A black woman with a for coat and fancy cars living, a life of luxury, thanks to unearned government checks. That vicious caricature had been based on Linda Taylor, then used to demonize those who could barely afford a winter coat let alone for that character has. Assisted decade after decade as aid to the poor has gotten slashed by Republican and democratic administrations. Taylor. Briefly became infamous in the nineteen seventies newspapers wrote up her outrageous exploits, and Ronald Reagan railed against her during his first presidential campaign. But just as quickly as she'd scandalise, the nation Linda Taylor disappeared from view, though. The welfare Queen archetype endured, nobody ever dug into who Taylor really was. And what had become of her? I became obsessed with uncovering everything I could about Taylor. I wanted to know how and why a single outrageous case had been used to Vilnai's is a whole class of people. I learned that politicians and journalists said exaggerated, the scope of Taylor's welfare, fraud, and welfare fraud. It turned out was the least of her crimes Linda Taylor was a kidnapper. She was also possibly a murderer but on the campaign trail. And in the press the focus, mostly stayed on her furs and fancy cars. For my book, the Queen, I reported at the details of Taylor's life from start to finish in this podcast miniseries. I'll explain how the Taylor story became a national phenomenon. I'll tell you about the people who wrestled over Taylor's image, and the events that changed her life over the course of four episodes. I'll separate the person from the stereotype, and tell you what was done to Linda Taylor, what she did to others. And what was done in her name. This is the Queen a show about the woman behind the welfare, Queen myth. I'm joshua. Episode one coronation. We probably wouldn't know about Linda Taylor, if it wasn't for a Chicago Tribune reporter named George bliss, bliss, was one of the best journalists Chicago had ever seen by the mid nineteen seventies, he'd spearheaded three Pulitzer prize winning investigations, Clarence page, who was then a young reporter at the Tribune says bliss was an icon at the newspaper. Yeah. He was greatly admired to the point of idolize Asian, because he has a great reputation and he was a real bulldog, which is what the best investigative reporters are once they have a hunch. They latch onto it and won't let go until it draws blood plus was fifty six years old when he started reporting on Linda Taylor. He looked like he teleported into the newsroom from an earlier era. Here's Chuck Neubauer who wanna Pulitzer with bliss in the nineteen seventies look, the part. I mean he looked like a police detective in a movie Neubauer says bliss, so the front page of the Tribune is a personal scoreboard. He would joke when I first worked with him that he that he had the most hat tricks of any Tribune reporter of not being a hockey precise. What's a hat trick? He says, well, three stories on page one. Which isn't that easy to do the only time it ever happened in my career was when I did three stories with him pluses front page? Stories exposed everything from rampant police brutality to a scheme to fix the results of horse races in the early nineteen seventies bliss worked with a team of reporters to uncover massive election fraud in Chicago at one point bliss, went door to door with his colleague Bill Mullen asking voters to confirm that the signatures on their valid applications had been faked. They found proof at the first house. They visited here's Mullen. He he hugged me on the sidewalk after we got down from the front steps. And he said, we're at our waking the Tribune's vote fraud series, wanna Pulitzer and led to seventy nine federal indictments that wasn't an unusual outcome for bliss, his reporting got people sent to prison all the time. So he was feared if he showed up in. The city hall or the county building or the state office building. I mean, the tremors went through the whole building that oh, George Publicis on such and such an office. Let's eat, look at that as a reporter bliss study at a special duty to read out corruption and he'd seen a lot of it in his long career. And this nineteen Seventy-six oral history interview, you can hear a bit of weariness and his voice, why you get the question. What, what, what businesses new spirit? Got this skating government. Nine out of ten we get into some because nobody else in government. Do anything about. Almost every case. When the people give up on government and they come to us in nineteen seventy four bliss turned his attention to the Illinois department of public aid. That was the department that handled welfare for the state all year. He wrote stories about incompetence and waste at the department in the failure of bureaucrats to fix it. One day blitz got a tip from a friend of his Chicago detective the detective told him about an outlandish new case of welfare fraud when the government officials had been ignoring the woman at the center of that case went by a bunch of different names. But the police were calling her Linda Taylor. This is first round of stories about the department of public aid hadn't gotten a huge amount of attention. But when he started writing about Linda Taylor, people took notice. Let's reported the Taylor had received welfare checks, and food stamps, even though she drove a Cadillac, a Lincoln and a Chevy station, wagon his story, also said, the Taylor claimed to own four buildings on the south side of Chicago, and that she was planning a Hawaiian vacation. This is article got the attention of his colleague, Clarence page. I was excited because it was a big story, the kind of story that a most any reporter would want to get. I mean it was not just welfare fraud. It was bizarre. Fraud. This is story. Also made a big impression on a bunch of government officials after the piece, ran in the Tribune both state and federal agencies launched investigations into Taylor's alleged crimes. Meanwhile, George bliss kept on digging on October twelfth nineteen seventy four two weeks after Linda, Taylor's name first appeared in the Tribune bliss reported that she had been arrested in Arizona. He wrote the Taylor had used as many as fifty different aliases in Arizona alone, and that her alleged take might have run to three hundred thousand dollars in welfare funds. It was the first of more than forty articles in the Tribune, they're referred to lend Taylor as the welfare Queen. George bliss says, best work revealed how the government betrayed Chicago's most vulnerable people bliss documented rampant abuse and the city's juvenile home helped expose mistreatment, perpetrated by private ambulance, companies, and posed as a patient to report on abject conditions nursing homes, all of these stories focused on institutional problems. Not individual ones. So why did bliss glum onto a single case of welfare fraud for bliss? The Linda Taylor story had started out as an expose of waste and the welfare system in one of his first articles on Taylor. She wrote that, quote, the Eleanor department of public aid is incapable of investigating welfare fraud, no matter how flagrant it may be. But gradually pieces about Taylor began to focus on her and her alone. Bliss reported the Taylor had poses a heart surgeon. She'd also pretended to be the daughter of a gambling kingpin, try to win a huge inheritance and remarkably Taylor had been accused of several kidnappings, but she hadn't been prosecuted for any of them that last allegation was very serious. But bliss didn't appear to take it all that seriously. He saw the Taylor stories as little more than a fun diversion. Here's Bill Mullen, every once in a while, I would be walking by his desk, and he'd say, oh Mullen. This story doesn't end. I just got her on some more stuff I suppose in his mind, she was the gift that didn't stop giving. He kept getting these juicy stories about our and of course, the paper was eager to put them into the paper. So he was always happy when he got another one about her. George bliss stories were a really valuable resource for me. When I started my own research on Linda Taylor. The claims bliss made about Taylor or a big reason why I've spent the last six years obsessing over her life, but I discovered pretty early on that I couldn't rely on bliss reporting, he passed along now that Taylor had stolen one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in government money in a single year. He also reported that she taken three hundred thousand dollars but documents I found at the Illinois state archives suggest Taylor's take was closer to forty thousand dollars and not in a single year. Bliss. Did get a lot of stuff rate, Linda Taylor, had post as a heart surgeon. She had pretended to be a gambling kingpins daughter. She had been accused of several kidnappings, but bliss, and other Tribune, reporters treated, these items as curiosities, they'd get mentioned in passing, then get dropped entirely even when Taylor was suspected of homicide in nineteen seventy five the newspaper didn't stay on the story. Taylor was accused of killing a woman named Patricia parks parks had been sick and she died of a bar bitch writ overdose, under Taylor's care perks is relatives told me, they believed the Taylor was a murderer, but back in the nineteen seventies, no one from the Tribune interviewed them, and Taylor was never charged after that murder allegation. Faded away list wrote about the next one off Taylor scandal, her arrest for stealing a television set and a fur coat. Before we get back to the show. I want to tell you about a new podcast from crooked media. The folks behind pods save America, the show is called this land. It's a series about a murder case an upcoming supreme court ruling, tribal sovereignty, and America's broken promises, hosted by Rebecca Nagel, and Oklahoma, journalist and citizen of the Cherokee nation. The podcast provides a look at how a cut and dry murder opened an investigation and a half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rates of five tribes, this land explores, attacks on tribal sovereignty, and how one unique case could result in the largest restoration of tribal land in US history episodes are available. Now subscribe to this land wherever you get your podcasts. George bliss, and has editors were all white men. Linda Taylor self identified as black and she was written about in racially loaded ways that perpetuated and help to create some very nasty stereotypes. The Chicago Tribune had very few black reporters, Clarence page was one of the first he saw his mission is helping the paper, get more black readers and seeing that Chicago's black community was covered better. Page told me that was a huge challenge that he got resistance from editors when he tried to report on Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers that being said page doesn't think the papers focus on Linda Taylor was a sign of institutional bias, I've never felt guilty about the story beginning with us and our reporting. I feel like it was something for public dialogue that needs to be talked about page says that things went wrong when people misused the information that the Tribune had surf. I, I guess, at the time, but my reaction, I'd say was more good get them get the Welford sheets off of welfare. So the people who deserve it can get, you know, that, that was my optimistic view. There are other people who say, good, this just goes to show you that Welfare's just going just handing money out to feves, and people who are just too lazy to work, blah, blah. The, the great lesson of this for me is that people will come to their own conclusions based on what their prejudices are Tribune, readers and politicians came to their own conclusions right away. One Illinois, bureaucrat said the Taylor was without a doubt, the biggest welfare cheat of all time that same official appears to have been blessed source for the unfounded claim the Taylor stole one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year that exaggerated figure would become useful for Ronald Reagan who was looking for material to deploy during his first presidential run. Here he is at a campaign. Stop in January nineteen seventy six. X chicago. They found a woman who holds the record. She used eighty names thirty addresses fifteen telephone numbers to collect food, the record that Linda Taylor held. Reagan said was that she had an annual tax free income of one hundred fifty thousand dollars for Reagan. Linda Taylor's thievery made for the perfect anecdote. It was an outrageous memorable story that showed welfare was a problem that needed to be solved. Reagan's opponents thought the anecdotes seemed a little too outrageous. He was known for telling tall tales and he was accused throughout the campaign of blowing the Linda Taylor story way out of proportion, the campaign would end for Reagan in August nineteen seventy six when he lost the Republican nomination to president Gerald Ford. But the Linda Taylor story did not end there in September Reagan's favorite publication. The conservative magazine human events ran an essay under George bliss 's byline. It was headlined, the unbelievable case. Chicago's welfare Queen Reagan turned that essay in to a radio commentary, the win out to stations nationwide. Pluses, new reporting Reagan said confirmed that he'd been right about Taylor all along. I can verify update my story. She is used one hundred twenty seven aims so far posed as a mother of fourteen children, at one time seven at another signed up twice with the same caseworker in four days and once while on welfare posed as an open heart surgeon complete with office. She has three new cars fooling mink coat enter take is estimated at a million dollars. George bliss hadn't actually done any new reporting, he just ridden, down bigger numbers. There is no support for the claim the Taylor, stole a million dollars in welfare money. I also found nothing to back up this assertion which bliss wrote and Reagan repeated in a folksy tone of voice, I wish this had a happy ending, but the public aid office, according to the news story refuses to cooperate, she still collect. Eating welfare check. She can use to build up her defence fund. They don't know why listed that freelance PS for human events. He certainly wasn't an idealogue short while earlier he'd written a story for the left wing magazine, the nation, some of his colleagues told me, he probably took the assignment, just to make a little extra money. I am confident in saying that the editors at human events had a specific goal in mind when they commissioned a story, I'm Linda Taylor. They wanted to make Ronald Reagan looked like an honest broker. And that's what bliss article did. George bliss is story has a sad and shocking ending in nineteen seventy seven a year after he wrote about Linda Taylor for the last time is co workers began to notice some dramatic changes in his behavior. Here's Chuck Neubauer news. A problem when day were sitting there and he's, he's spending three hours reading the Saturday tribute Saturday, papers were worthless. They had nothing in them, but used car ads and motorcycle ads and, and just that you would spend all this time, just kind of staring at the paper led me to think that there was there was something that he was having a problem. There were definitely signs that he wasn't didn't wouldn't get excited about stories like he was always excited before bliss took a seven month. Leave of absence from the Tribune to receive treatment for bipolar disorder when he came back to work. He looked at Macy aided and even more withdrawn. In September nineteen Seventy-eight Bill Mullen hurt some horrifying news. After his wife fell asleep. He shot her in the head, and then he killed them. So. And how I found out. I don't remember but was just shocking. Why why he killed his wife? I don't know. But. That was. Just unimaginably horrible end. This is bitchy worries focused on his Pulitzer prizes. They didn't linger on the fact that he'd shot his wife, Therese, bliss, the Tribune's editor Clayton Kirkpatrick said the George bless had been the foremost investigative reporter in the nation. He added that blessed been struck down by the terrible burden of mental illness, which ultimately proved too severe a year after bliss death. Ronald Reagan announced he was running for president for a second time and a campaign speech in Texas, and may nineteen eighty Reagan said there's a woman in Chicago who received welfare benefits, under one hundred twenty seven different names. I think we can eliminate that kind of thing that November Reagan. Jimmy Carter in a landslide. The United States governor and MRs Reagan, their four children. Green Mike by the early nineteen eighty s the welfare Queen stereotype was deeply entrenched. But Linda Taylor herself had been almost entirely forgotten even a raced in one thousand nine hundred to the new Republic referred to the celebrated Chicago welfare, Queen who did not exist. Linda Taylor did exist. And the full story of her life has never been told until now in upcoming episodes of this podcast. You'll hear from Isaiah skip Gant. He served as Taylor's defense attorney in the nineteen seventies, one of Gaunt's jobs was to create a new image for Taylor when the countered the welfare queens, stereotype, but Taylor would not cooperate trying to get her to look like a schoolmarm, which just not gonna work. Couldn't do it. Couldn't do it. She was just bent on being flamboyant. There was a part of her she needed to be able to thumb her nose at society. She needed to be like in their face. There was this need to be defiant. You'll also hear about Taylor's declaration, made in the nineteen sixties that she was the daughter of one of the richest men in Chicago, that claim kicked off a heated court battle when there would define Taylor's life and surprising ways. Head try. Benny? Many cases, tracings happened during the trials over my career, but those few days in that cramp court Ruben, the old courthouse in Chicago. That sticks in my mind that was really bizarre. Finally, you'll hear from a pair of women whose families had life altering run-ins with Taylor. The timing and the circumstance were earn lined where it was just our time to receive the blessing of her presence. She was into witchcraft, and she had kidnapped me and they didn't know where I was. This episode of the Queen was written by me, Josh Levin, and produced by Emma Morgenstern editorial direction from low and loo and Gabriel Roth merit Jacob mixed does episode. You can subscribe to the Queen on apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now it would also be great, if you could rate and review the show, it helps other people find it and you can Email us at the Queen at slate dot com. This podcast series is a companion to my book, which is called the Queen the forgotten life by an American men. You can order it now. It's on sale everywhere on may twenty first special thanks to June. Thomas, Melissa Kaplan. Danielle Hewitt will pass in Austria saluda Benjamin fresh Gan, TJ, Rafael, Lisa Larsson Walker, Katie raeford. Jessica Seidman Leonard. Roberto Elliott Hannah Habib Vanessa Mobley Elissa, persons Sabrina Callahan. Pamela Brown and the team at Little Brown and shit, but group US, the audio of Ronald Reagan was provided, courtesy of the Ronald Reagan presidential foundation and institute additional audio provided by NBC universal archives. Thanks for listening.
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Steve Cochran and Kim Geiger: Why Chicago might not be ready for the socialism question
"Good afternoon from Chicago on Chuck Todd. And this is the Chuck Todd gas today show Bernie standard sticks to script for the speech today. George Washington University designed to explain what he means by the phrase democratic socialism, and why he says it's actually a callback to FDR's new deal. But will the twenty sixteen playbook work in twenty twenty especially if somebody needed Hillary Clinton is running President Trump and former vice president Biden have been making trails and this week Trump's trying to make up nice with farmers who were caught in are still caught in the tariff crossfire and Biden's opening that the split screen helps him as he posts what looks like a bit of softness in that first Iowa caucus poll out with him in the race. He's facing some Iowa Democrats who are wondering took them so long visit we've got two great Chicagoans on with us today. Kim data from the Chicago Tribune and Steve Cochran who host the morning show and WGN radio and has me on his show every Thursday as we talk politics. And then some, some bear bashing when I can, yes you do. So Mr. Cochran, thank you for returning the favor and welcome. So Kim, I'm gonna start first of all with sort of the politics of the moment, you know, how local is I woulda Chicago. And I say this in that there was times when I first started covering politics. Chicago Tribune, had had they were the first stop after the divine register because they owned Isla in ways, and this is the eighties nineties, and they and they felt a connection and presidential candidates felt as if boy, a better do well, because a lot of people also care about what the Chicago Tribune has to say do you have that sense of ownership of Iowa in the same way? I would say no. I think the media landscape has changed a lot since then here, I would say, we're definitely very, very focused on what's happening in Chicago politics. Which is the Chicago way they love their own politics. Yes. A lot of material. I well, that's why here that's what you get to be a stand up comedian. And talk. Right. Right, right. Yeah, we're interested in what's going on with state politics. We've had a lot of interesting stuff happening in state politics in the past two years. I alwa- you know it's a nearby state. But do we, we don't we don't have the same abrasion that we used to have? No. And people to judges going to open his head, I headquarters of sorts here Steve Cochran. Is that going to bring more presidential buzz to Chicago probably, but eventually, as you know, it'll be here, anyway, because you'll be forced to keep coming back, and I know much like this. Buddha. Tages just fascinating guy. And we'll Chicago wrap their arms around the mayor of southbound. Yeah. There's no Notre Dame spite when it comes to him. You know, it's going to be something come up. There's going to be a bump in the road, but he will be huge when he's here and I'm not sure as he come through Sunday, fundraisers any mature V as yet. But yeah, I think he's going to have a good time in Chicago. Yeah, no, and I know that he wants to make an in smart to me. But let me Kim, I want to actually use that use the mayor's race a little bit to talk about sort of does Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism have traction in a in Illinois democratic circles, does that have traction, or is this is it because of the machine, like, and I say this, because in one way or Lightfoot broke the machine, sort of we can decide whether she's a member or not, but at this, and that sort of, but I think she would call herself more of an outside than an insider. It side by Rahm Emanuel. But point point taken I guess is their openness to Bernie Sanders style politics in Illinois, or Chicago. I think definitely if you just look at the twenty sixteen primary results I mean he, he lost an annoy, but it was close. He wants Chicago. Right. Isn't that the issue I think he did? Did he hit it better in Chicago? Yeah. I mean, that's sort of typical standard story of annoy. Right. It's more much more liberal over here than downstate kind of even things out a little bit. CIA divide south of eighty where starts where I begin to yes. Yeah. So I think definitely, there's a there's a market for it for sure. I think what you saw in the mayor's race as well as people here are agitated. They're frustrated. I think there's a frustration with the sense of this machine is kind of running things. And so there isn't interest in looking at options beyond what is like, quote, unquote, the establishment option. Stephen. This is a weird moment because Chicago, the Democratic Party of Illinois is a machine. Success story, still at the same time the rest of the Democratic Party has established being blown up left and right. It is weird to me. I always feels, sometimes we're like a fish out of water that what's happening in the Democratic Party nationally. Illinois's immune to it still. Well, you know, the Madigan thing that you and I have discussed on many occasions and for those that don't realize basically, the same dude has been running democratic the democratic controlled legislature in some form or another Mike Madigan for pretty much my entire life. Yeah. The speaker of the house speaker of house day. Right. And as you pointed out on the show, the last big political Boston country, there's nobody like him left. Nobody left shell still silvers in New York's headed to jail, willy Brown's retired. There's nobody left so for him to continue to run the party of the way does, is what secured in the same way that at Burke, until recently when the cuffs came out was able to help run Chicago, the democrat. It's almost like a triangle of power from Springfield to Chicago to whoever is making the deal with those two gentlemen between Burke and Madigan. They're both guys now Meghan hasn't been indicted, and I don't know if he will. But the Republicans have essentially abdicated, the stay they've said, well, we'll give what we can. And then the weird part when you roll it. In is we've had Republican governors often on for a while, and it's all because of people's discussed with the democratic machine. They don't know where else to. They don't know where else to express that disgust. Right. Right trustworthy. No question about it. So what does this mean for Joe Biden, and I say this because in a weird way he's the machine candidate. Yeah. And I just wonder is this is mean Chicago's democratic communities gonna rally around the winter, and that's what will help, or, or is that is that my over thinking, oh, I'm sure that Chicago's democratic community will rally around the winner that I have no no doubt about an our primaries way later in the season two. So it's very possible that there will be a better sense of who the winner is by the time it even comes around down to two or three and Biden, the sokaia town for, but everytime by in town, does very well a lot of money comes up for him here traditional democratic money. Right. Yeah. And the thing that, that continues to amaze me is I just don't think it's that hard to. Figure out next year even now because I think it comes down to who the Democrats pick, you know, if the Democrats pick somebody that is either unlikable, right? And one hundred million people stayed homeless, if you call people to stay because people to stay home supposed to come out and vote for somebody. Well, then yeah, Trump's got a good chance of ruining my next for years as well as this to both of you since you're not in New York, or Washington. You're not Acela corridor. Does it look like do you get concerned Kim, that your out of touch with the news? You're covering or that were out of touch with the news. You're covering. Yeah. Give me an example. Let's see. So I'll give you an example from yesterday. Like I woke up in the morning, and there was a story about how Trump was going to say something based off of what Biden was going to say, and I'm like, man, I'm supposed to care about what they're gonna say before they've even set it, and I just don't even think that anyone around me is even aware of professional in your professionally obligated to care. Exactly. And I can't imagine that anybody else is has any ban with for this at all. And, and so, so it's it's a weird time. I feel like maybe six months from now. It'll feel more clear. But at this moment, like your average person here in the midwest is not thinking. Steve. What happens when you just tell them about the seventeen investigations that are going on in the house, about President Trump? Right. Those just goes right into where I wanna go with. And those that stand in front of him still standing for out of them, but the others do get louder. And you know what really wakes up people around here, I think, throughout the midwest, potholes than and the dismissive nature of the flyover country, the mid west the heartland, who's who's dismissing it. I I'm sorry, I don't I'm gonna push back on this because I was raised by mid westerners. Right. My mother more sellin away, my father, Waterloo, Iowa, and I was raised with this chip that all mid westerners, either native or if you're move here. Right. Kim, you get the chip out. I don't care about us on the coasts. It's not grow, you decide every goddamn presidential election Cochran right? But and you know, this because I'd say this fear is will there are members of our profession, collectively, the three of us who only live in that New York to Washington corridor. It's a problem and. Chicago is just the cute big city in the midwest. And you know, people tire of that dancer, your original. No, and that and that I get on that front. But mask it this another way with short of. What was the what's been the impact of Trump and the Republican party in general, using Chicago as a foil, which was mostly during the Obama years? But using Chicago is a foil on violence on guns. You name the issue. It was always. Oh, yeah, but Chicago. Oh, yeah. But Chicago has it reverberated against Trump that it is it made his business as hotel hurt? I I'm just curious. How has it impacted the community the Trump properties, you cannot sell them. Now, they're having the same problem in New York and just the antidote cabbies hero. Tell you drivers will tell you people live there. They will give you the street address. They tell you take me to Trump Tower. I'm kidding Trump. Hotel hotel, occupancy is Dan had four or five star restaurant. It'd be three star so be alive. Starch upstairs, the six star Trump. Oh, it's fabulous about ever. Got down. Yeah. So, you know, Chicago is to New York. It's to every major city. It's like, you know, we are just sick of the stupidity as everybody else's in Trump. There's too much going on here for Trump to grind to a halt or for us to go. How dare the president say that because if you're against I it's hard for you to picture Trump as president anyway. So I don't know that he's damaged. He hasn't damaged the image here nationally. That's what I want her tourism. Yeah. And I think he's hurt business to some degree. Yeah. I would say internally pocket the most annoying thing, letting people are most annoyed about us that sign on his building, is it so huge. There's been fighting decides of Trump signs. He flew a flag, that was too big and Palm Beach. He seems to do everything size matters size always matters. Always there. He talks, and people talk about it for a minute. And then you move on the sign is always looming there for the reverts very, very big, and I haven't seen a quantified, but there has to be a dollar figure that you somebody could extrapolate the math on in regards to what's changed since twenty sixteen now tourism in Chicago's mayor Emanuel would Abby, tell ya up for left through the Ruth and businesses are here. So all right. But let me ask the uncomfortable local question. Kim. What why is this an impossible issue? The young the basically the youth gun violence in Chicago man. Why tractable possible issue? Well. I mean I'm not. Because you have a problem that requires generations of effort to solve and you have a political system that doesn't work out. Although our political system has kept the same people for generations. The system itself doesn't really work on a generational time line. It works on every couple of years timeline. I mean that's Olsen. Really? I think the reason it was frustrating. Cochran is at every mayor, I've talked to former mayor they all will tell you. Yeah. Boy, the original sin was how we handle public housing. We'll then fix the original sin. Yeah. I don't think that's the thing. We are surrounded by states with very liberal gun laws guns, pour into the state from Indiana places gangs on the near west side, refunding block for block have access to guns to control their one block to block Cochran wise every other city had more success LA Washington, New York Philadelphia because only Baltimore hasn't. I mean, why if every other had a little more success dealing with their gang problem than Chicago courts, the courts, the courts at turning out gun offenders, in a way here that I don't think you see in the rest of the country. Somebody comes in with a gun offense back on the street. The next day, demoralizing to the police who around in these guys up, I think inroads are being made, but you know, as I've said many times on the show, you got the answer to fix this. Raise your hand, nobody's willing to listen and are going to be very complicated and you. You need to plan and you need to be committed to strategy and all of those things are not things that happen. It seems like every innovative idea and how to deal with this gang stuff just hasn't worked here. Even if it's worked in LA, or worked in New York like what? Well, I would say mapping some of the violence doing that. You know, when, when you see the mapping of the violence, and then you're able to isolate where do you need foot patrol? Where do you just need? Some police presence police presence hasn't work, or I guess, in this case police doesn't want to be there. Police there's, there's been a trust issue in the neighborhoods for a long time. And the police are doing a decent job at trying to rebuild that trust the no snitch policy is bigger than it probably is anywhere. But it's not going to change overnight. And as far as mapping goes, they do know where the violence as gangs or shooting each other because there's not an outcry. Is that it sadly, sure I grew up in Miami. When all the drug cartels, we had a high murder rate. But nobody I we knew they were killing each other. Yeah. It was not. And so there was this weird. Calm people say, oh, my God. You live in the number one murder capital whirling. We don't see it because it was not. And I've always felt that way about Chicago. Nobody sees it all the time out. Is it? Out in one little area, one neighborhood downtown. Chicago has been doing very well for many years. You know there's a lot going on downtown. There's a lot going on in the surrounding neighborhoods. It's really once you get out of that tone, where you have the problems and people, a lot of your decision makers, do not experience that on a regular basis or at all. You can actually exist here without ever experiencing any of that, if you want, well Costa, or silos. All right. We're having a good conversation here when a pause for second. We back after a quick break. You're listening to the Chuck. Todd cast from meet the press. We are back. My guests are Kim Geiger. From the Chicago Tribune, Steve, this episode is brought to you by Cox. With TV from Cox. You can find all your favorites, all in one place, the YouTube, you Bet El what about that? Netflix thing Netflix, too. And although superhero movies, contour has all the latest titles on demand. Oh my grandkids love that being green guy, I prefer the one with the hammer myself. Okay. I think we're done here now. Get all your favorite apps shows and movies, right? On contoured TV from Cox Cochran from WGN, let me ask a larger question, because it does feel like the cities are more open to it than the suburbs, or rural socialism. The S word how much how much of a negative is it in the city of Chicago? I don't think we've gotten there yet, you know, I think that's a that's an election day situation or primary day situation. I think socialism by title as a mistake. It's not you can't you can't parse new socialism versus old socialism with somebody who's forty five or fifty or older. They just your socialist social. So you think it's even democratic socialism is Bernie Sanders. Trying to sell it or AFC trying to sell it is still people here. People here are still here in the word and Bernie, fascinates me. I mean, I think history is going to look back Bernie, as you kidding me. The crazy oncological really the kids came out for the crazy. He's a guy also he's seriously for a while, but he's the guy who at thanksgiving tells you what a disappointment yard of your parents, and they didn't have the guts to tell you what, amazes me that a bencher like that has made such inroads. But with twenty two people in the field you start taking Houston words like socialism, you're lessening your chances. And again, it's not about the policies just about the lay. Able. His lawyer Lightfoot dabbling at all, and socialism. Yeah. Oh, I think it's a little early to know what she's gonna do. Hyde Park crowd. Right. They sort of your version of limousine liberals. They open to this, or are they more of the net in annot, the new form of capitalism, but let's not let's not break. The let's not go down this socialism road. Transactional, like a day-to-day basis more than anything else. I don't think people are looking big picture. It goes back to that your machine until you break your machine, you guys aren't having ideological fights. Are you right now? It's about are you inside or outside to agree. You're not having left, right arguments. You're having machine, you're having inside outside arguments. Right. I think for local politics. But I think when it comes to twenty twenty presidentially. Yeah. Again, you know the candidate matters. And I think that you will see what amounts to a massive turnout compared to recent years, because people have had their fed up. Tell me about B. Well, because if you look at the mayor's race, there were like fourteen minutes there in the turn out was really bad. It was pretty low and Philly system where you come up for the primary and people think, well done now, right? Okay. But still, even for the I mean, the run off it was like a historic election and thirty five percent came out for that. So I don't know. There. And in Chicago, Mariam curbing, do tell me about Pritzker. How's he doing? You got a lot done doing a lot of things. Yeah. Wow. Yeah, you're both the same answer. I say this because I heard I heard a story that he had all these big ideas and Madigan cinema Nonni says, you'll I'll be here long after you're here. So you're gonna have to my priorities come. I, I believe that happened to the Republican his Republican predecessor as well, right? No, no, no. He does it ever governor democrat or Republican. He's got copies. A note card. And it's like all the people who he's outlasted any always sends it down when the governor took, but all these priorities. So as Pritzker housi- playing his mannequin politics. Well, I think in this case, their priorities were aligned, okay. They had spent several years with a Republican governor fighting with him over sort of the basics of just like budgeting. That went real. Well, yeah, but it was a real. It was a real show of force for the Democrats. And I think at this point they were very much ready to get some things done and show how powerful they remain about the Trump new cycle, right? Because you woke up in Chicago was a last Monday at the end of session and suddenly over the weekend weed was legalized gambling was legalized. There was gonna also going to be a casino somewhere in the city limits. We had an infrastructure Bill. We had a budget and yet had that now on as long as I'm alive and I'm alive a long time. No, he spent a long time. Yeah. And they only did it a few days late to. Yeah. It's crazy. So this is just a reminder, what unified party control can do. I think so. Yeah, I think more. So. I think Pritzker is got a possibility. Do some good things. But having said that what do you follow that list with we got one hundred billion dollar. Plus pension problem. Right. How do you not start talking about that? Right. They did all the big things that don't that don't touch on that problem. There's this, graduated income tax thing that's going to go on the ballot. So that starts to maybe a dress them of the financial problems with the really hard stuff, the property taxes, the pensions, you buy the idea that, that L noise tech structures driving people out of the state. Yes. And no, Illinois has the highest tax burden in the country. But that if you look at the reasons why it's because things are shifted strangely compared to other states. Other belt big states state, relies very heavily on property taxes, and so always had a higher property tax. Yes, it used to be something Easter, take your paying what? Right now, of course Arlington county in our version of it in Virginia. Yeah. Know you guys have an Arlington county catching up real fast to your lakes. It's pretty intense here. So, you know, if you're going to solve the tax problem that might help with the with the yearly perception when people get their tax Bill on there and it's expensive to live here, and, you know, central Illinois from Bloomington down. Yeah. All those little towns, have really taken a beating because there's only so much property tax. You can extract. So there's really the tax base. Is there shrunk even worse? Right. So chicago's. Okay. It's tough outside, and they haven't figured how to share that property. Tax money away guns are coming in here. People over the, the Stateline Indiana and, you know, to Michigan, even help certainly too, because it's cheaper. Yeah. So you do people that way. Pritzker gonna have. It's Pritzker the democratic governor that can actually become a national figure or not. The money that's for sure. I could see that happening. It's possible to see what he does. That's possible. He's has his persona change to you since you've seen him go from, basically being Siahaan to this. The weird thing is he has made himself almost inaccessible he's well-spoken. He's done almost no interviews. Yeah, his people don't even return the phone call, and he's a guy that can handle himself can answer questions. So he's got larger designs, he certainly not working on the image yet. Because he he didn't even take a victory lap after last weekend. He just kept himself, right? Any is there any incited its to what? I don't it is strange though. I don't know. Everybody's playing prevent defense. Now, you know, the Democrats don't want to impeach Pritzker while they might say something even though he's not that kinda guy and, you know, it's, it's, it's not the way to win. Before ago. How long you been doing radio in Chicago? Twenty five years. What's changed? The need for radio. This is the best radio market the country forever. Always has. Yeah, yeah, the need for radio is changed in obviously distribution model is change. Fortunately WGN is a legacy. And there's always a huge audience WGN like to tell you, it's me. They've been around a while, but it's tougher for for the other stations. I mean, this is greatest disc jockeys in the dry at all. It was rocking. The Big Joe was also because your footprint was large Chicago footprint got into Wisconsin in an Iowa and Indiana. So it was it was a regional footprint. Not us. Not just once. Right. And we have that still, but I think Ray Mears what's happened to radio around the country if unless you're switching unless Alexa is home radio. Yeah. And you're using your phone to scream in the car. You're not getting much radio so came when you what do you sense, is the, the towns because you're transplant, you're not. A native Chicagoan. What do you sense is the media diet in Chicago? Well, it depends on who who you're talking about the different person who's in the loop here business Persian. You're reading the Wall Street Journal in Crain's person on the south side, sometimes and sometimes still southside, paper still has yet following putting it out every day, so people that actively interested in the burbs, particularly the northern suburbs. Reading tribune. I mean yeah. This the sort of long standing stereotypes, I think are still still there, but the footprint is definitely shrunk in the emissions are definitely smaller than they were even like when I got here, which was six, seven years. Yeah. There's part of me that hates the idea that the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and is the world's greatest newspaper or doesn't have that ego. And, and it bugs me I wanted to have that ego. We're the emission Chicago Washington place. I know. I know because it should and could New York Times and what's happened. There's no reason. The LA times initia- kogo Tribune, wouldn't have the same sort of effort, and it no reason why there isn't a local billionaire, that would want to do it the right way. Oh, yeah. There was a bump in a road ownership wise that guy went away. Sure. But I can still those waters those waters calm. I don't know that, that gets fixed right away to you. No, not for Chicago. I mean, I think in L A, I think that they're on their new owner. Yeah. To see what's going to happen. It's very unfortunate concern, his local news as being treated like an art museum where if you have somebody that cares, you're going to have a great art museum in your community. And if you have somebody who doesn't care, you're not going to, oh, I have to go to the next town for really good art museum and, and got to know. And I really I don't know if that's a, that's a. I heard I think it was dean, but cat who's editor in chief of near time say, basically, local news can only survive based on the number of billionaires living that marketing care that how could that go wrong. I know. But that's a like, okay. I mean that's not a business model anymore. And yet, people still want local whatever it all come down to the scourge of the words, fake news, because people only go to the echo chamber. They go to what they agree with, and they don't look any farther when I was a kid when you guys were kids, and you were forced to look at things that you agree with which also meant the people making that also knew that there ought had a wide aperture so you had to account for the entire audience, right? In that sense. Let me do this. You guys are. What do you wish what do you wish that we did better and cable and in national news? What makes your job harder because of us and what makes your job easier because of be the media critic? Yeah. What do I wish you did better? I mean like selfishly be selfish about it. Covered more than one story. Twenty four hours only time to cover story, basically. Yeah. I mean, the implication is just a little, it's a little intense and overwhelming. I think it makes it hard to even want to pay attention or try to connect the dots between the national, and the local, the national feels, so sort of almost distant extreme. You don't you don't ever go, my God? I should do the local follow to this story this announcement today. That's interesting. There's no appetite for that right now is her. I think no. Yeah. I, I would say, stop using terms at aren't blunt when it comes to lies, I would say when Trump allies, call them lies. They're not misstatements. They're not factual errors. He's lying. And I think people need to hear that again. And again and again, and your sports guy sports used to be the number one topic that topic now is politics. So, so the more you talking about it. The better I'm gonna give TS here to do to, to my Todd cast listeners, we have a new poll coming out in the next week your piece of it on Sundays broadcast. And you're gonna see another piece of a couple of days later, because we did some news in some sort of larger issues about democracy in general. I, we'll give you one poet's funny, bring this up about the issue of politics. So in nineteen ninety we asked a question, basically say, how much time do you spend thinking about how important is politics in your life or time, you it's something like that? If I had the wording of the question front of me and basically, you know. You know quite a bit somewhat, you know. So basically it was fifty fifty fifty percent of the country responded going. Yeah. I spent a lot of time thinking about it. All right. And some form another fifty didn't want to know what that ratio is. What are we at nearly thirty years later? That ratio is now eighty seven thirteen about that eighty seven percent of folks said that politics is something that they feel as if is a bigger much. It's, it's some pow part of the diet part of their concern. It's that everybody and I think the problem is that people now look at other issues, only now through the prism of politics rather than through the prism of their own personal interest. It's interesting. Yeah, it is. An I do worry, we've politicized everything I was listening to one of my favorite sports podcast. And they're talking about the sprinter in Texas who happen to be white who's gonna break all these records and the first thing they're talking about is oh my God. This is going to become a politicized racially. And I'm like, we not intimidate these stories. We don't not every not everyone in America will view this through the lens of politics. But now I got this poll result. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe eighty three percent of America will I think it depends on your definition of politics. You mean like political correctness? Yeah, yes, I. Larger. Is going to be politicized political, not necessarily like I cared annot what Biden's going to say Perot, he gets islands. No. But it's more about how quickly something gets turned into a race discussion. How quickly a gender divide how quickly to income inequality how quickly it's right. How quickly it becomes an us versus them. Whether you're the us or then, you know, we're all them's just depends on who's the us in the moment who's the net give it one more too early on twenty twenty the Indonesian county twenty two early. There's plenty to talk about. Well, we shouldn't we shouldn't have a debate in June. Don't tell my boss. No. I mean, listen, I saw someone to look like he was going to be prime center that night. It's I'm, I'm. I both defend and detest the long process. I defend the long process in that the person that comes out of it, the person we eventually, like present on the whole has gone through a ringer, which should make it that they have an ability to crisis, manage it what they thought were crises during their campaign will feel like nothing and then they'll realize okay, and so you could argue it actually prepares. There's nothing like it in its David Axelrod at a great. It's an MRI for the sole. Right. Right. You just learn everything. Obviously, Trump's may be rethink a lot of these a lot of things ideas, a lot of these norms about whether it's a long process. Good is it to media heavy? There's all sorts of I still think the more hurdles you put somebody through the better you'll the better we find out about these folks. Get there. It is a better test. The problem is everybody's got the answer key to this version of the test, and we need probably need to change the test still be rigorous but change the test, maybe television, five minute television interviews, aren't the test, and why not we're reinventing everything else. Yeah, I look, I say this is somebody who's both defending the system and wanting to disrupt it from the inside, you know, I want us to both. I think June isn't too soon. But I also believe let me make sure I hope that the debate is relevant to people in the moment, not something that feels far away either, so weird. Cross politics is an on demand yet. You know, the way television is. Yeah. Eventually they'll be able to binge watch this. Let me ask you go. Here's the thing that I think that is missing is that we're focused on all of these candidates. Now we've got a primary where focus on. We've got him muehler investigation. We're focused on. Where's the part where you actually do the taking stock of the actual administration in the actual record and you kinda get to marinate in that? They don't marinate. Marinate there, here's my frustration. You know, I'll, I'll these two dozen people. We marinate more before the become president than when they are. That is a fact. We marinate more John Hickenlooper record as governor now than we did, then poor Colorado and Scott in preparation for the guy running for a second Stor. So I take your point. And I that part of the system, I don't know. But I could tell you, this peop- digits getting as much of a vet as anybody as he's ever gotten in his life. So if he does become president or the nominee. That's a good thing that he's gone through this vetting process. So I. I'm I sort of I hear this criticism and I'd like to make my own version of that channel, but, you know, we give it to weeks, your exactly the problem is if, if C span and PBS had it all figured out, which is what everybody was claimed that they have they'd be the leading indicators of all of this, and they're not right. Right. You gotta have market for it. Liberal talk radio, Steve Cochran and I say this, I don't put you think you're, you're, you're, you're in talk radio in a way that you try to be I never been more middle than mine. I don't I don't find you. You're not an ideologue, I you're a you're just sort of an American, I and it comes through, and there's only a handful of you like it. Yeah. Forget liberal talkradio how come they're not more of that. Because it hasn't been able to sustain a market the same way liberal talk radio hasn't been able to sustain a market. She said, there's only a few of this has radio has changed. There's only a few people who feel the way, I feel in my mantras been the far right in the far left aren't the solution. They're the problem. It's like you inch merconish in your own way. And I don't mean it. But it is. I don't underst-. It's almost as if talk radio is exclusively. The home of the conservative echo chamber, it will very much. So because it's all about being right? It's never about being doing the right thing. And that's the same problem going congress in my opinion as well. But I give you another reason women don't listen tuck radio as much as men do. That's true. Busy doing other things. She's a mother Chuck for crying out loud. Seriously? There's to me, it's not an accident that talk radio gave us sort of this new version of the Republican party, which is based heavily in men. It's a very you know, it's in this whatever you wanna call it, it, it's all connected. Rush Limbaugh is connected to FOX's rise, which is connected to Trump's rise, which is connected to this democratic divide on gender. Particularly among non you the biggest divide in America's non college, educated, white men in college, educated, white women. There is no bigger divide. Right. Not black and white not Brown and white, not right, there is. I just gave you the two biggest of. In american. They will have to be white. I don't think Chris Limbaugh thought he was inventing professional wrestling, though. And that's what it's turned into. So I think we're so. Most is trying to make a buck and he's done fine. Yes. I think he's gonna be okay Kim Geiger. Steve Cochran leisure. Thanks for giving us a little Chicago taste. No, you bet. I got nothing gets him. Bring any of the Chicago. Good boy, Elliott pizza. You think we hear them see with host right to? You've been listening to the Chuck Todd cast from meet the press. 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"Merriam Webster's were day June third. Today's Word is compunction spelled C. O. M.. P. U. N. C. T. I.. O. N. compunction is a noun that means anxiety arising from awareness of guilt. It can also mean distress mind over an anticipated action or results, or a twinge of misgiving a scruple. Here's the word used in an editorial from the Chicago Tribune. A big reason why Illinois is population continues to plummet. Is that college age youth feel no compunction at all about heading out of state for college. An old proverb says a guilty conscience needs no accuser, and it's true that the sting of a guilty conscience or a conscience that is provoked by the contemplation of doing something wrong can prick very hard indeed. The sudden guilty pickings of compunction are reflected in the word's etymological history. Compunction comes via the anglo-french compunction and the Middle English word that derived from it from the Latin word, complete array, which means to prick and or to sting. Composed array in turn derives from Poon Garay, meaning to prick, which is the ancestor of some other prickly words in English such as puncture, and even the word point. With your word of the day I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions, wordplay and trending look ups.
June 9, 2020: Jake Lingle Shot
"Today is Tuesday June ninth twenty twenty on this day in Nineteen thirty Chicago Tribune reporter Jack Lingle was murdered on the way to a horse race. The hit was carried out in broad daylight in the midst of a crowd, and yet the person behind the ninety year. Old killing remains a mystery to this day. Welcome to today in true crime up podcast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes, listener discretion is advised. Extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today. We're covering the death of Alfred. Jake lingle, a prolific reporter for the Chicago Tribune, who made a living covering salacious crime stories? Let's go back to around one o'clock on June, Ninth Nineteen, thirty as lingual went to catch a train. Jake lingle had a full day ahead of him as his wife Helen packed for a trip to their summer home, he hit the streets his job dependent on him being out, and about constantly he was not a traditional reporter, but what was referred to as a leg man, the tribune paid him sixty five dollars a week to go out into Chicago and gather whatever stories he could, which he'd call back into the office to be written up. His name rarely appeared in a byline, but unlike his colleagues stuck in the stuffy newsroom. Newsroom he had his finger on the pulse of the ever changing city of Chicago. It was a job that lingle had been doing for eighteen years and one. He considered himself to be very good at today, however, after meeting with his editor and a few select contacts, he planned to partake in one of his favorite pastimes before leaving for their summer home by Lake Michigan, Jake planned on doing a little light gambling that afternoon he exited the Sherman House Hotel, and made his way briskly to Randolph Street terminal four blocks away. As he headed down the street lingle started to suspect that he was being followed the previous day as he conversed with attorney Louis Be Pecan on Randolph Street, he become distracted by a pair of men watching them from a blue sedan, not finishing his sentence, he bid the lawyer goodbye and ducked into a nearby store, and now he felt a similar sensation of being watched. Today the block was packed and he couldn't pick out any suspicious characters around him. In the throng, he stopped briefly outside the station to by the racing addition of that day's paper, which he opened and read as he entered the tunnel, his attention focused on the paper. He didn't see his pursuer. Way through the crowd behind him, a tall blonde man with grey silk gloves, the stranger stepped up behind lingle and produced a thirty eight snub, nosed revolver from his pocket. Without saying a word, he fired a shot at point blank range behind lingle's ear. The bullet passed through lingle's skull, and he fell face first onto the ground. As the crowd around him erupted into chaos. The shooter paused over the body. He dropped the firearm beside it and walked nonchalantly away. Police found the crime scene surrounded by curious onlookers, lingle's Straw boater hat lay in front of his head, and the newspaper was crushed beneath his prone form. The silk gloves worn by the shooter were found nearby, but like the firearm did not help. The police identified the assassin. The murder shocked and horrified the city of Chicago, though it was no stranger to sudden bats of gang violence, a murder in broad daylight was almost unheard of and what's more, the murder of a reporter? The Chicago newspaper industry, insisting that lingle was murdered for knowing too much about Al Capone's Chicago outfit posted a reward of fifty five thousand dollars for information that could lead to an arrest more than eight hundred twenty thousand dollars today. Police rounded up over six hundred sixty four potential suspects in the immediate aftermath, though none of them were charged lingle's June, twelfth funeral was one of the most extravagant. The city had ever seen a veritable parade of police, officers, firefighters and brass bands. It even had a military escort. The intent of the funeral was clear to establish that the city of Chicago would not forget any martyrs to the cause of fighting crime. Only Alfred Jake lingle was no martyr as local newspapers were writing celebratory articles on Jake's legacy. A Saint Louis reporter named. Harry Brundage was growing suspicious. There was something about lingle's story that didn't seem to add up. First of all. lingle's lifestyle was far too extravagant for that of a sixty five dollar, weak leg, man lingual reported an annual gross income of sixty thousand dollars over seventeen times his salary for the Tribune, his colleagues claimed he had very recently become financially independent due to a large inheritance. One claimed that he followed newspaper work, not because it paid him what he was worth to do it, but because he loved it. Brundage was unconvinced and looking deeper still into lingle's finances soon turned up a different story. It turns out the inheritance that supposedly made lingle, so wealthy was only one thousand five hundred fifty dollars lingle held almost as much money around fourteen hundred dollars in his pockets at the time of his death, his financial interests were it seemed far more diverse than initially believed. Subsequently, brundage turned up a six figure stock market account that lingle call owned with Police Commissioner William Russell establishing a close link between the two men a link that turned out to be mutually beneficial. Will explore the depths of lingle's corruption after this. So I've been playing this exciting mobile puzzle game called best fiends I've been playing for almost a year now and I'm up to level three hundred thirty. One of course I didn't do all that myself. My kids love to play best beans to I like to play because it requires strategy while the game is casual I. Find The puzzles challenging and fun, so I try to. 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On June ninth nineteen, thirty thirty eight year, old reporter Jake lingle was shot in the back of the head while entering Chicago train tunnel, the assassin fled the scene, leaving behind the weapon, a pair of grey silk gloves and crowd of horrified witnesses lingle was dubbed Martyr by the press, a victim of Chicago Gangland vehemence, but that picture cracked and faded the more scrutiny it received. Saint Louis based reporter Harry brundage started digging through lingle's personal finances and discovered a number of unsavory details lingle had received large donations from all sorts of people Alderman, city officials, and even a number of. Years. It seemed that lingle and police. Commissioner William Russell. Were the men gangsters bribed for police protection in the city of Chicago lingle himself accumulated eighty five thousand dollars in various bribes, some of which even came from policemen, paying him to talk them up to the commissioner and earn them a promotion. lingle's friends included AL capone who had covered generously in the past he wants referred to capone as a citizen with an unblemished record, hounded from his home by the very policeman, whose salaries are paid at least in part from the victims pocket. Capone often delighted with his work had given him a diamond studded belt buckle as a gift just before Brundage's story broke on. July Eighteenth William Russell resigned as police commissioner. But brundage's story only cracked the motive in lingle's death. Police still had to determine the shooter. In. January of Nineteen thirty one police arrested Hitman Leo Vincent Brothers for murder. Though the murder was in broad daylight, witness testimony was divided on his guilt, seven said he was the shooter, and another seven said he definitely was not in spite of the conflicting testimony Leo Brothers was convicted and sentenced to fourteen years in prison, the minimum sentence for murder. He wound up serving eight. This specific reason for lingle's murder remains a mystery. If brothers was the shooter, he remained completely silent about who ordered the slaying since his release, many theories have been proposed about why this corrupt reporter had to die. Some say he owed Al Capone a significant amount of money, or had gotten on the wrong end of his famously volatile temper with the number of connections lingle had throughout the city. It's difficult to save for sure who wanted him dead. He was a compulsive gambler with his hands deep in the pockets of some of Chicago's most influential figures. It seemed that at some point in his eighteen year career. He had gambled away his life without even realizing it. Thanks for listening to today and true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson for stories like this one. Be Sure to listen to the podcast original unsolved murders, true crime stories today in true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler. Saad designed by Dick Schroeder with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Joshua Kern. This episode of today in True Crime was written by Robert Teams draw with frightening assistance by Abigail Cannon I'm Vanessa Richardson.
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Mid-september event was those overwhelming then i paid closer attention and realize that a lot of the stuff listed is not expected expected by bloomberg to be announced next month. Some of it won't be out until next year. The specificity of rumors around the next round of iphones was something <music> lots of camera changes according to the report. Some of those will be tied to the third camera on the back of the upper end devices others have to do with the marked improvement on the facetime camera. I won't go through all of them. For a couple of reasons first. They might not all happened in second. Spoilers apple's going to have an event and they're going to announce new phones and won't it be exciting to hear that when we hear it i will say i am fairly committed to getting a new iphone in the next round. Probably whatever replaces the iphone ten s. I like the bigger screen on the iphone eight plus but it can be kind of a drag look around. Well probably spend an hour an apple store sizing up the sizes before the next ones come out. My phone is fine nine except for the lack of face i._d. And an emoji people talk about those things and i understand those things but i don't really grow their fullness fullness having talked about them for a couple of years. I think it's time i get to know them for real. I can justify it because i know that knowing those features and owning the latest phone will make me better able to talk about them. If i weren't doing this show i don't know that i would get new iphone and that would apparently put me in line with a growing number of people word of a couple of surveys thursday one from a wireless carrier and one from mark mark tracker the next web says wireless carrier ting mobile survey three thousand six hundred forty mobile phone users last month of those those people fifty five percent plan to hold onto their current phone for three to five years already. The peace says forty seven percent had kept their their previous phone for more than three years. The next web has andrew more crispin director of content ting mobile saying the data from our survey bait and the case that people are more conscious about things like price and basic phone functionality. They don't care so much about having the latest coolest tack something something that might not be great news for the big manufacturers this year sort of aligned with the carrier respondents of the people polled nothing kinky angi and a strategy analytic survey seeing that runs down those numbers starting by saying the rising costs of phones and carrier plans mean people are now waiting almost three years to upgrade to the next new smartphone talking with twenty five hundred smartphone owners in the states strategy analytics lead expound people holding onto their phones for an average of thirty three months. David kerr senior vice president at the firm says that's all about price ice and things are only going to get more expensive quoting the kerr raters device brands base significant inertia giving consumer consumer perception of diminishing innovation vendor pursuit of profitability has seen smartphone prices rising towards and above one thousand dollars prizes isis for five g. Phones will be a key barrier despite one in four recognizing it as being important for their next vice mallet their your iphone buyers that got a little time to save up as for people who do plan to upgrade seeing that says just seven percent of those surveyed by strategy the analytics were planning to spend thousand dollars or more now continues to be a bad time to buy an ipad by the way earlier this year we heard a report a five unreleased ipads hitting the website of the eurasian economic commission that was followed a few weeks later by registration one of two more apple tablets in the pile of kit outlined by bloomberg talk of what could be one of those magnificent seven the segment is short and it goes a little something like this after launching new mid-tier ipad air and ipad many models earlier this year apple is planning to refresh fresh. The ipad pro and it's low end ipad for schools. The eleven engine twelve point nine and giant todd pros will get similar upgrades to the iphones gaining upgraded cameras and faster processors otherwise the new ipads will look like the current versions. The low end ipads screen will be ten one point two inches that means apple will likely no longer sell a new model with a nine point seven inch display discontinuing the original display size after are using it for nearly a decade. If you absolutely positively need a new ipad now go ahead but seriously now continues to be a bad time to buy a new ipad with updates to all of its operating systems coming soon. Soon apple hasn't forgotten. It's home home on the web. Macrumors says the cupertino company has updated its i cloud dot com beta site with with a fresh look and a new reminders app a fresh look you say any chance it could also be funky sounds like not according to the report. The beta version of i cloud dot com has a plain white interface with smaller icons and rather than settings up. There's now an account settings section. Most of the obser- the same with the exception of the addition of the reminders app not surprisingly the peace as the cloud version of reminders mirrors the reminders app and allows cloud users to create view and manage their tasks expect the beta version to simply become the version sometime this fall more news in a moment but first a message passage from meant mobile which means a message from me right. This is me leaving a message for me. Part of this message is using this from my big. Four carrier and art is using the from mobile seriously. I'm switching back and forth between the two because any part of this sound like it should cost fifty the seventy one hundred bucks more of course not fence because many mobile provides the same premium network coverage. 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Show spotify seems to have a new motto if you can beat him why not go ahead and join him any way tech crunch says the biggest name and streaming music is taking a page from apple's book extending its the free trial period to an apple music matching three months in a statement spotify cheap premium business officer alex norstrom said moments events like the free trial extension show the company's commitment to allowing more listeners around the world to access all that premium has to offer but they were already giving away a month for free. Are you sure it doesn't have anything to do with apple really the way tech crunch sees it while trial length is not the only factor involved in increasing conversions a longer trial does allow customer to become familiar with the services features. There's and make it more of a habit and in the case of apple music and spotify it gives the services algorithms more time to personalized playlists and recommendations based on the user's listening history here now a story worth hading followed by a story story to hate even more seen that highlights recent findings published in a report by the chicago tribune according to those findings some smartphones available available in the last three years have been found to emit higher levels of radio frequency radiation than levels allowed by the federal communications commission according to seeing that the new report demonstrates that older phone models operating in the three g. and four g. bands have the potential to exceed the f._c._c.'s he sees safe limits by up to as much as five times among the offending phones iphone seven though i should actually say among the potentially offending phones the tribune says the tests it ran were worst case scenario style now how it goes to the feds quoting see now the gone the report stay to the f._c._c. will now conduct its own tests over the coming months but they he told the tribune that testing was not as comprehensive as those usually filed for official compliance reports introducing uncertainty exciting the fear ganglia the not saying the tribune is wrong. It may be right either way lots to hate in that part of this story and more to hate in the next part according to a piece from macrumors a law firm as capitalizing on the tribune report and announced ounce the launch of an investigation into the claims quoting macrumors fagin scott a chicago based law firm has not yet levied a lawsuit suit against apple and it's not clear what investigation will be conducted. A managing partner said that this could be your noble of the cell phone industry cover up in all well. It sounds like it'll be an impartial investigation. Then beth fagan managing partner of fagin scott was gordon the pieces saying if we found that produce sold in grocery stores contained twice the levels of pesticides as the law allows we would be up in arms demanding. The products be pulled from the shelf. This is no different in this case. We know the cell phone. Radiation is dangerous but the terrifying part is is. We don't know how dangerous especially the kids brain development investigation is good. The tribune report is serious us and yet. I can't help thinking fagin. Scott may have some ulterior motive and finally today. It was a mysterious disappearance. It was an unceremonious sendoff for just under three years. Apple sold a coffee table. Book called designed the by apple in california that came in two sizes which makes sense since coffee tables coming at least that many the small book cost one hundred ninety nine dollars while the bigger went for two ninety nine. You caught the past tense right. Apple is no longer selling this. This book that prompted a story from i'm more which came in under the headline designed by apple in california book mysteriously disappears from apple's online store less circumspect was the headline from call to mac apple discontinues. Johnny ives pricey designed book marking the end of an era. It was a mysterious disappearance. 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WBEZs Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 1, 2020
"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is reset Illinois governor. Jay pritzker stay at home order to fight. Cova nineteen begins today. New Mandate will require all of us to wear masks in public. When social distancing is not an option testing trae shing and P P are key to our ability to reopen our economy and keep people safe a second lawsuit is now challenging Governor Jay Pritzker Authority to issue consecutive. Stay at home orders. The Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge Brings All of us together to dress. Unprecedented Challenge and to provide clear guidance on this critical issue. We're going to talk about those stories you just heard and more on our Friday news roundup with us today. Wtt W political correspondent Amanda Finicky. Hi Amanda also with the Chicago Tribune City Hall reporter. John Byrne Hi John. Welcome back to the program. Hey how are you too okay? So I mean I'll start with you. What are the latest Kobe? Nine hundred numbers in Illinois fifty two thousand nine hundred eighteen positive cases. Total with two thousand three hundred fifty. Five is the death total and so those those are numbers again. Those are updated every day but we have been seeing. These increased steadily. You've been to the point where we kind of looking like we were slowing down. That has certainly not been the case of late. Changes TO THE STATE. Stay at home order. Go into effect today and that includes a new mask requirement. Here's a clip of governor pritzker explaining how that will work adults and children over the age of two and everyone medically able to tolerate face covering will be required to wear one in any public place where they can't maintain a six social distance. John Talk about some of the other changes. We're going to see Illinois starting today so in addition to the the face covered stuff. We've got all the expansion of what we consider. Essential businesses garden centers can open now greenhouses like. I know everyone's going to try to get tomatoes this weekend. But don't because it's still too cold animal grooming places can open now and then and then there's a rule about religious gatherings if you have a religious gathering of no more than ten people That's going to be allowed to but in Chicago on the Lake Front stays closed the mayor lightfoot said and also while I think golf courses and other places may be opening like mayor lightfoot says Chicago Wall scores will remain close to. What kind of Pritzker is facing pushback from Republicans over his day at home order and a handful of GOP led states are starting to reopen their economies? We saw tensions flare up yesterday during a protest at the Michigan State Capitol. Amanda How's this playing out in Illinois? I am not at the Capitol Right now but one of my former colleagues from the State House just tweeted out a video where he estimated there about a thousand people at the in front of the Illinois capital right now protesting many of whom are close together and face masks are a rarity there have also been some protests that particularly considering the population. Chicago are pretty small but increasing in size and they think increasing and vitriol pre are becoming tired of staying at home and I also think that this is becoming increasingly political. As you know degen it's not all Republicans but there have been particularly to members of the Illinois House that have brought legal action and as to John's point earlier in terms of that the new guidance on religious services. That's new we had gotten some copies of what the new may executive order was going to be in previously. There hasn't been anything singled out for religious services that was included yesterday after a lawsuit from a church in the Rockford area had sued governor Pritzker for basically separate separation of church and state and saying that they believe that it is unconstitutional that they weren't allowed to hold a worshiping services. Due to the corona virus executive mandate that had been placed prior. So this is certainly ramping. Up and expectations are that we will continue. I think to see that occur and there is also a regional divide. Yes there is this is happening in Chicago but we are seeing of course more of those cases in Chicago where more of the people in the state live and downstate. There are those who are incredibly frustrated that they aren't being given more opportunities to make decisions locally about what they can open up but the only real local decisions that can be made more stringent as. We're seeing mayor lightfoot do in the city they want to be able to go in the opposite direction. I just remind everyone there are actually three lawsuits right now. The first lawsuits from State Representative Darren Bailey. And he seeking an exemption from the state's stay at home order for himself. There's a second suit from state representative John Cabello seeking to lift the order for everyone in the state and then that third lawsuit. You mentioned Amanda. From the church arguing that Pritzker is executive order demonstrates quote illegal and discriminatory hostility to religious practice churches and people of Faith Governor Pritzker was livid he. He called the litigation both irresponsible and also reckless that specifically in reference to Representative Bailey's lawsuit. Let's take a listen. There would have been thousands more deaths in the state and there will be thousands of deaths if this executive order is not allowed to proceed so it is reckless in the extreme for state representative. Who should know better to bring a lawsuit like that That he knows might have a terrible effect on the health and safety of people all across the state. That's what's reckless. Just got an update here. That people are also protesting at Thompson Center today. John How did this public health crisis? Become a partisan issue you've got a democratic governor and Democratic Mayor. Both of whom have have been pretty strong in their condemnations of the federal response to this and have taken a harder. Line kind of let the way undoing. A lot of these closings so in our current climate. They pretty quickly become told. You consider the face of this this whole stay home movement in in the state so you've got Republican groups there. I think you know there are several dozen people at the Thompson Center Right now it's not a huge group by the latest numbers I saw were like a maybe fifty or sixty seventy people outside the Thompson Center giving speeches. There are people in cars driving around the Thompson Center. Beeping their horns calling for the state to be open as well. And when you've got all got such a heavily democratic state then. Republican groups are going to going to see this in in. The president has been supportive of movements around the country to to call fleet reopening so that that has driven some of the partisanship as well. I think that there's really puts on display divide that has frankly long been present in Illinois and it is we think of it as partisan but we can also think of it as philosophical and. I think that there are people if you look in the Chicago area. President trump is very unpopular but in southern Illinois. He has backers who very much believe that he is doing. The right thing voted for him for president and continue to back him so it's impart political but it is again just a true philosophical way of seeing things and how viruses playing out. You'll get unemployment rates. I think that is different in something to point out also wanted to be clear that Darren daily suit. Interestingly this morning at about ten. Am He took action asking for the decision to be vacated so after he got all of this attention? And made waves. He's asking the court to release that and his statement says he talks about new documentation recently uncovered without citing. What that is he says. The governor's office and Department of Public Health failed to provide by public law. We feel it is in the best interest of voluntarily asked the appellate court to vacate the temporary restraining order. He says he plans to file an amended complaint so bringing this back to circuit court there in clay county where his original case was held and he says that he plans to continue to pursue this but he is now apparently asking for the order which releases him from governor prescribers stay at home executive order to be basically tossed but he's still pursuing an exemption from the stay at home order. He's apparently going to file a new case and take new legal action. He's asking that the current case that he put forward basically be nullified again. This is new and somewhat confusing. I in the other lawsuits that you have filed by representative. Cabello is not on that fast track so it this point it seems in place where we should really look for the courts as for this religious rolling which despite the changes to the May executive order that do give some freedoms specifically to religious institutions. That is a case that is going to be going forward In Short Order Illinois is one of seven Midwest states that pledged to work together to safely reopen their economies. But we're starting to see a disconnect here. Indiana for example is expected to end restrictions. Any Day now John. Talk about the impact that could have on the region as a whole well. Obviously you know unless you're going to put up walls the at the state line you've got people who are crossing into Illinois particularly from from Indiana which is in parts of northwest Indiana basically so suburbs of Chicago. So there's a lot of back and forth across state lines A if you believe the concerns about the way this could be spread than if people are out in about Indiana and then crossing over into Chicago than that could obviously will exacerbate the spread in Chicago. And and I'm sure that the The governor would rather governor pritzker would rather his neighbors in other states Total wine and and have some consistency. But I think you'll see the governor possibly facing additional pressure from people in Illinois say. Look Indiana's open up. Their economy is reopening now. So let's get with the program or otherwise Illinois could fall behind other states in the recovery part of this now maybe reported that the last time Illinois lawmakers were in Springfield was on March fifth. And there's an interesting piece of law that that says they have to meet in person is basically. They have to meet in person before they could actually meet. Virtually they'd have to change the rules. Is there any plan at this? Point for them. To return to the capital. No actually the Democratic leaders of the legislature has been remarkably silent on. What their plan is and when they do believe that the General Assembly should be back in in session. They are citing safety concerns there increasingly getting pushback there from Republicans who say hey other. Essential workers retailers are going to work every day using social distancing guidelines and maths and other legislative bodies have met as well including Congress. We can do this then again. It is not clear what exactly they will do. Once they get there there are. Legislators meeting virtually described them as basically committees except for unlike a traditional Legislative Committee. Journalists and members of the public can't be part of them. They're these working groups where they are discussing plans for post pandemic and the budget and what they are going to do but at this point. I haven't heard of anything really to come of that nor any calendar for when legislators will begin to make those public or go to Springfield to discuss them at this point again. Republicans say that. It's past time. They they want to get back there and they want more input. They say this has been too much by executive Fiat The reaction to the current virus. But nothing really from either Speaker Madigan or President Harmon on that front. You're listening to the Friday news. Roundup here on reset when we break down the week's top stories are penalty includes Amanda Finicky of. Wtt W. N. John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune some other stories. We're watching today. A federal appeals court in Chicago says the trump administration policy of threatening to withhold grant money from sanctuary. Cities violates separation of powers provision yesterday's ruling. Also says a freeze of that policy should extend nationwide the Chicago. Police Department says robberies breweries and thefts declined by double digits last month. Cd says they saw a thirty percent decline in overall crime for April compared to the same month last year and Ravenna. The oldest music festival on the nation has cancelled. Its twenty twenty season. Due to concerns over cove at nineteen anyone who bought tickets can receive refunds or vouchers for future performances or convert those funds into a tax deductible donation well as we mentioned earlier. Illinois residents are now required to wear face coverings in places where it's difficult to maintain a safe distance. Amanda how is the city making sure enough masks to go around? We are seeing Alderman. Get involved in that members of the state legislature community organizations and the mayor's office they are all seeking to purchase distributes receive donations. I know last week I covered a story with Joann fabrics donating to really try and get them particularly in the the west side and to seniors. But this is something that our elected officials have recognized as an issue that not everybody may be able to ease. We get a hold of a mask. There are of course plenty of instructions on Youtube. You can use a handkerchief. You can use a t shirt but perhaps that's not an option for everyone so there are a whole lot of drives but that is something that I know I will be watching going forward hearing from individuals that say that they're still having a hard time to have something that is considered proper protection. Will Tuesday former mayoral candidate? Willie Wilson Pledge To give away twenty thousand disposable masks to each Alderman who came downtown to get them John. How did this go over with me or light flood? The mayor sort of brushed it off. Obviously she's had serve a prickly relationship with Wilson since her election so when she was asked about his particular drive to to give away. These Massey's well. We've got a lot of people giving away masks I. I don't have the bandwidth to be paying attention to every single drive. We'd like to thank. Everybody was giving away mass but then she after that said but I will say I did see some people at that giveaway. And they weren't standing far enough away from each other. So that's not social distancing. So that's a problem so he was paying some attention to it. It's got a wrinkle to a little bit because Wilson's out here saying he came out a few weeks ago and said Hey. I'll sell the city. So masks in the mayor said all he he wants a bunch of cash upfront. I'm not doing that with taxpayer. Money and Wilson came back and said I didn't ask for cash upfront. I don't know what she's talking about. Nobody got back to me okay. I'm just GONNA go right to the Alderman in a bunch of ultimate did show up. Not all of them. But you know a twenty Alderman something like that showed up at the Thompson Center to take away their boss their boxes of masks. Meanwhile the mayor saying we're going to put out an R. F. P. and we're going to get some cloth masks and do this and in in in Wilson saying I'm just going to go direct people so my impression is it hasn't gone over great with the mayor. She doesn't really love the fact that Willy Wilson is going direct to Alderman without Bringing City Hall into this today is the first of the month. Mayor lightfoot is calling on landlords to help ease the burden on renters during this time. Let's listen Chicago. Housing Solidarity Pledge. All of us together to address this unprecedented challenge and to provide clear guidance on this critical issue this pledge and the diverse group of stakeholders assembled reflects the interconnectedness but also a commitment to moving forward together John. This is a voluntary pledge. But what are the details behind it and who signed on so far the Mayor Beard. Whoops some lenders banks of landlords associations in several them decide on to say that they're going to work with renters and work with homeowners and try to come up with ways to not be evicting people who can't make their rent Several tenants groups came out and just totally ripped the idea of right afterward. Some aldermen to have been very critical of this saying mayor needs to do more to actually mandate rent. Relief Mandate An end to Vic Shins and the mayor has consistently said that these are not things she can do that she can. She can explore people and she can. She can ask people to sign open that Chicago. She's she's calling on Chicago into the virtues of collaboration sympathy in this time of difficulty for everybody to work together. But you can't do more than that in in rent. Renters groups say that that's just not true and she should be using our power to to help people stay in their apartments rather than relying on lenders to do the right thing. Well Amanda over the weekend. We saw this video of a House party on the northwest side. And it's raise some questions about. Why are people gathering in large numbers but it also raises questions about a possible disconnect between politicians media and young people in the city particularly black and Brown young people. What are your thoughts about that? The video certainly showed people who appeared to be young and having fun and gathering in close quarters again somewhere. Marry wearing masks but many were not and there has been you know. Follow up of their. Certainly I think a lot of people including elected officials who are angry. That people have been flippant and taken. They stay at home. Orders and the spread of the corona virus lightly and then individuals is has been quoted particularly reporting by the tribe that has said we dissect get. I don't feel like politicians understand. My life is so is it certainly is. I think another sign of just as we talked about a downstate divide. There are certainly divides within. The city demographic divides where people are living through this very strange unusual in different cult time in very disparate ways and so Perhaps that video and the attention that it got maybe did bring a new voice to the table here and educating people about the stay at home order although I I know just even having somewhat covered at myself and reading social media commentary there still since to be quite a bit of skepticism as to hey I I haven't been personally affected. I'm feeling okay. Why why do I need to stay? Home is certainly is i. I think another difficulty here as we fight again. What has been described as an invisible war? Well John Before you wrap. I want to quickly touch on a couple of issues out of CPT. We know that more than four hundred Chicago. Police officers have tested positive for the virus at the same time. Chicago's top COP. David Brown is working to cut down on police overtime. Spending and it's one of his first major moves since being sworn in last week. What are some of the big challenges? He's facing as he takes over. That job was interesting that he went right to that given that you're dealing with police officers. Who are all over the city or king in really dangerous conditions right now and and cracking down on on the overtime costs which far exceed the budget is something that the new superintendent said Obviously is a top priority. And he's making sure that Officers have to go higher the command latter two cleans overturn so that in theory. It doesn't get out of control The the new superintendent is also Undertaking this new surge where he wants to have more cops dangerous. Neighborhoods angered a lot of Alderman in safer wards when he did this unilaterally all without checking with them ahead of time so he's dealing with the politics of that also trying to get rid of overtime. He's tough situation going into the summer. Obviously we'll have before we wrap up we know we're going to hear another briefing from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor Pritzker today at two thirty Amanda. What will you be listening for? We're going to be looking to see we part of the reason that we have seen an increase in cases maybe because they've also seen an increase in the number of tests and looking to expand that there have been calls for example in Auburn Gresham. Again getting back to areas where a lot of black and Brown people live there saying. Hey we need more testing here because those are also communities that have been more severely impacted by the number of cases that something we'll be watching out for and also the governor's reaction to the latest legal filings. He has been very condemned president. Trump's handling of the corona virus outbreak. For quite some time. But in recent days they sort of seen him changes tune citing the trump administration's plans for reopening. The economy is justification for his past. And we're looking for more answers in terms of what he wants to happen in Illinois in order for there to be more reopening as this continues and really quickly John from you as you listen to the update in an update from Your Life. But today what will you be listening for warm weekend so? I'm going to be listening for both of them Whether they have any special plans in terms of ramping up police patrols. Doing other things to try to make sure that people really Adhere to these social distancing rules. 'cause IT'S GONNA be summer like this weekend. After after a week of pretty miserable weather people are GonNa want to get outside. That's it for the Friday news. Roundup thanks to our panel today. Amanda Finicky of W. T. W. and John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune Manda John. Thanks and take care. Thank and that's it for reset you can find us on twitter at wbz reset and you can find me at J. White Pob Brady out. I'm Jen White. Thanks for listening. Stay SAFE. Let's talk again soon.
Florida Teachers Sue, Trader Joe's Rebranding & No Preseason Football- Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
"Today is Tuesday. July twenty first what to know about another promising vaccine, a first of its kind lawsuit were forty teachers are taking their governor to court over the start of school, and which major cities president trump might send federal officers to next plus the politics and mental health concerns, surrounding rapper turned presidential candidate on you. West white trader Joe's is rebranding some of its products, and which household name is now throwing out the first pitch on MLB's opening day. Welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast fair. They're fun and on the go I'm Erica Mandy thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. Researchers are optimistic about another corona virus vaccine in the works, and this one is moving so quickly through trials. It could be cleared for use as early as October. It was developed in the UK by the University of Oxford and drug maker AstraZeneca, the newest findings from a trial involving more than a thousand people researchers say it appears to be safe and so far it seems to be working as it's meant to. Everyone in the trial developed. Developed antibodies to block the infection in other words, the vaccine boosted their immune systems against covid nineteen. The vaccine also helped people developed t cells. Those are white blood cells that can spot which parts of the body have been infected and destroy the infection. There are some drawbacks though seventy percent of people in the last trial developed either a fever or headache after getting the shot, but doctors say the side effects are not dangerous and can. Can Be managed with other medications. Still it's too early to know if this will have enough protection against covid nineteen, so a larger trial is already underway. The vaccine has moved onto phase three of trials with ten thousand people, and that's the last step before it could get final approval and remember just last week the American drugmaker Moderna and now the results have been promising with their vaccine as well and it set to move into the last. Last phase of trials next week with thirty thousand people that one could be ready as soon as early next year, but it's all still a big. If keep in mind, even if all goes well and the UK vaccine is ready as soon as this fall, most people will not be able to get it right away. The BBC reports the first batch would go to healthcare. Workers and others deemed high risk due to age or preexisting conditions. Florida's largest teacher's Union is suing the governor in a first of its kind lawsuit. It's all about safety. This fall as the state reported more than ten thousand new infections for these sixth day in a row, the lawsuit is over a recent order, requiring all schools in the state open for in person classes five days a week earlier this month governor Ron Santa said if fast food restaurants can be open. Schools can be to saying nothing is more essential than teaching children to Santa's also says schools need to reopen, so parents can return to work, but the teacher's union argues person learning is just too dangerous right now, and it should not. Not Be the state's call anyway. The union wants local superintendents and health departments to be the ones to decide when and how schools can reopen well, there are a lot of different opinions and guidance about reopening schools. Health experts from Harvard have said school should only consider reopening in person if the rate of positive cove in nineteen tests is at or below five percent in that area in Miami Dade. County specifically in Florida the positive test rate is more than four times that and teachers pointed that high rate of infection in their lawsuit for now plans are still on though to reopen schools next month. Ultimately, this may be decided in court. President trump is thinking about sending federal officers to more cities around the country. The Chicago Tribune reports. There will be at least one hundred and fifty agents from the Department of Homeland Security going to Chicago as soon as this week, the report says the federal officers will assist crime-fighting efforts, but the specific plan is not clear just yet. Remember federal agents already in Portland Oregon and have reportedly arrested people on the streets. Protests against racial justice have been going on there for nearly two months much like they did in Portland. Some protests in Chicago have escalated in recent days, and people have gotten hurt, but also like Portland. Local officials Chicago are against. Against the idea of federal agents, arriving Chicago's mayor told MSNBC She's going to use every tool. She has to stop president trump from sending what she calls troops to the city. Well president trump is not backing down. He says he's thinking about sending more officers to five more cities. Baltimore Detroit New York Oakland and Philadelphia. Though there are no formal plans for those yet unlike Chicago in Portland, there have not been any recent reports of violent protests. In those other cities, the president trump cited heightened violence in general president. Trump called the city's a mess and said they're run by quote Liberal Democrats. Who can't keep their cities under control to be continued? Some top Democrats are sounding the alarm about more potential foreign interference in the twenty twenty presidential election top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees wrote a letter to the FBI director about their concerns, they say a foreign disinformation campaign has been targeting Congress trying to influence lawmakers, actions and public debate. At this point, they haven't shared any specific examples, but Reuters reports. They did request a classified briefing with the FBI. You posted with any updates. Superstar Kanye. West is moving ahead with his presidential campaign. He's now submitted signatures to be on the ballot in the State of Illinois. Fox News reports. They were sent in yesterday just four minutes before the deadline. So there are still being counted. We'll see if there are enough signatures. He's already missed the deadline. In other states, though including South Carolina where he held a weekend rally at the rally, West spoke about a few political issues a few things he said everyone who has a baby should get a million dollars that marijuana should be legal and free and that prescription. Prescription? Pain medication should be better. Regulated West also broke down crying when he said his wife Kim Kardashian West, considered getting an abortion when she was pregnant with their daughter North. Then yesterday he said on twitter that his wife was trying to have a doctor. Lock him up so far no comment from Kim Kardashian West herself, but TMZ reports. His family is extremely concerned about his mental health. Still his campaign team told ABC News the Khania two. Thousand Twenty bid is still very much alive. The team will reportedly be announcing more campaign events soon, including one in New, York. All Right? We have more news coming up, but first this episode is brought to you by magic spoon. 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Still products are supposed to get FDA approval and these brands did not get it the brand now fifteen days to respond to the FDA's requests. Trader Joe's is changing the names of its international foods. The national grocery chain made the announcement as a petition has been circulating online. The petition demanded trader. Joe's stop using quote racist packaging. Specifically, the issue is about what the store calls its ethnic products for example there are food products called things like trader means or trader. Jose's. The list goes on well. The petition claims that doing this trader. Joe's is perpetuating harmful stereotypes, and the popular grocer agrees it says it was actually already in the process of phasing out the old packaging. It's replacing all ethnic foods with standard trader. Joe's branding. Although right now there's not a specific timeline. A spokesperson said the work will be completed very soon. Might not professional football return until September this year at the earliest. That's because the preseason is probably scrapped. The NFL has offered to cancel all preseason games at the request of players remember there's usually four preseason games per team, but a few weeks back it was dropped a tuber team. And now the league is offering to call them all off. It's not. Not a done deal yet, though the players association still has to sign off the League also mapped out a plan for covid nineteen testing, it says players will be tested every single day for at least the first two weeks of training camp happening now. If there aren't too many positive test results ESPN reports, testing will drop down to every other day instead. Dr Anthony Fauci trying his hand at baseball, he'll be throwing out the first pitch at the Washington nationals game this Thursday which is also opening day, remember Faucher is the government's leading infectious disease expert, and that has made him a household name during the covid nineteen pandemic, the national say he's a quote, true champion for our country, so they want to honor him this way that's said reaction has been hit or miss. Some people say FAO G has better things to do, and this is essentially a waste of his time. Others though this is a good way to celebrate. For main ten minutes of news today, but now it's time to introduce our newest bonus segment called Trivia Tuesday. We'll ask a different trivia. Question every Tuesday, and to make it more of an interactive game to start. We'll also post the question to instagram today and two people will win a newsworthy coffee tumbler all right so today's trivia question. Is this the HASHTAG symbol? You often see on social media is technically called what again the question is the Hashtag. Hashtag, symbol you often see on social media is technically called. What so go guests on our instagram posts? That will go up this morning. We're at newsworthy. pod will pick two people who comment on the post today to win. A Newsworthy Coffee Tumbler will also give the winners a shout on the show next Tuesday. When we explain the answer to the Trivia question and give you a new question. Thanks for playing along with our newest segment trivia Tuesday. All right thanks for listening today as always you can read more about any of the news. Stories mentioned at newsworthy dot com under the episodes tab. We'll be back with much more news to know tomorrow morning until then have a great day.
"Six years ago, a friend sent me an article from the nineteen seventy s about a woman named Linda Taylor. It said the Taylor had committed welfare fraud to the tune of one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year using eighty different aliases. It also said that she owned a bunch of luxury cars had filed a fraudulent police report about stolen furs and had been preparing to open a medical office posing as Dr another article I found said that Linda Taylor, the so-called welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with a mere change of a wig before I read those stories. I didn't know that the welfare Queen stereotype had originated with a real person. A black woman with a for court and fancy cars living, a life of luxury, thanks to unearned government checks. That vicious caricature had been based on Linda Taylor, then used to demonize those who could barely afford a winter coat let alone for that caricature has persisted decade. After decade as aid to the poor has gotten slashed by Republican and democratic administrations. Taylor. Briefly became infamous in the nineteen seventies newspapers wrote up her outrageous exploits, and Ronald Reagan railed against her during his first presidential campaign. But just as quickly as she'd scandalized, the nation Linda Taylor disappeared from view, though. The welfare Queen archetype endured, nobody ever dug into who Taylor really was and what had become a her. I became obsessed with uncovering everything I could about Taylor. I wanted to know how and why a single outrageous case had been used to Vilnai's is a whole class of people. I learned that politicians and journalists said exaggerated, the scope of Taylor's welfare, fraud, and welfare fraud. It turned out was the least of her crimes Linda Taylor was a kidnapper. She was also possibly a murderer but on the campaign trail. And in the press the focus, mostly stayed on her furs and fancy cars. For my book, the Queen, I reported at the details of Taylor's life from start to finish in this podcast miniseries. I'll explain how the Taylor story became a national phenomenon. I'll tell you about the people who wrestled over Taylor's image, and the events that changed her life over the course of four episodes. I'll separate the person from the stereotype, and tell you what was done to Linda Taylor, what she did to others. And what was done in her name. This is the Queen a show about the woman behind the welfare, Queen myth. I'm joshua. Episode one coronation. We probably wouldn't know about Linda Taylor, if it wasn't for Chicago Tribune reporter named George bliss, bliss, was one of the best journalists Chicago had ever seen by the mid nineteen seventies, he'd spearheaded three Pulitzer prize winning investigations, Clarence page, who was then a young reporter at the Tribune says bless was an icon at the newspaper. Yeah. He was greatly admired to the point of idolize Asian, because he has a great reputation and he was a real bulldog, which is what the best investigative reporters are once they have a hunch, they latch onto it won't let go until it draws blood bliss was fifty six years old when he started reporting on Linda Taylor. He looked like he teleported into the newsroom from an earlier era. Here's Chuck Neubauer who wanna Pulitzer with bless in the nineteen. Seventies, you look the part, I mean, he looked like a police detective in a movie Neubauer says bliss, so the front page of the Tribune is a personal scoreboard. He. Joke. When I, I work with him that he that he had the most hat tricks of any Tribune reporter of not being a hockey. What's a hat trick? He says, well, three stories on page one, which isn't that easy to do the only time it ever happened in my career was when I did three stories with him pluses front page? Stories exposed everything from rampant police brutality to a scheme to fix the results of horse races in the early nineteen seventies bliss worked with a team of reporters to uncover massive election fraud in Chicago at one point bliss, went door to door with his colleague Bill Mullen asking voters to confirm that the signatures on their ballot applications had been faked. They found proof at the first house. They visited here's Mullen. He he hugged me on the sidewalk after we got down from the front steps. And he said, we're at our waking the Tribune's vote front series. One Pulitzer and lead to. Seventy nine federal indictments that wasn't an unusual outcome for bliss, his reporting got people sent to prison all the time. So he was feared if he showed up in. The city hall or the county bills in or the state office building. I mean, the tremors gold went through the whole building that oh, George Publicis on at such and such an office. Let's eat, look at that as a reporter bliss study at a special duty to re dot crap. Chen, and he'd seen a lot of it in his long career. And this one thousand nine hundred seventy six oral history interview you can hear a bit of weariness and his voice while you get the question. What, what, what businesses newspaper got this skating government. Nighttimes out of ten lead get into some because nobody else in government. Do anything about. Almost every case. When the people give up on government in the coming to us in nineteen seventy four bliss turned his attention to the Illinois department of public aid. That was the department that handled welfare for the state all year. He wrote stories about incompetence and waste at the department and the failure of bureaucrats to fix it. One day blitz got a tip from a friend of his Chicago detective the detective told him about an outlandish new case of welfare fraud when the government officials had been ignoring the woman at the center of that case went by a bunch of different names. But the police were calling her Linda Taylor. This is first round of stories about the department of public aid hadn't gotten a huge amount of attention. But when he started writing about Linda Taylor, people took notice. Let's reported the Taylor had received welfare checks, and food stamps, even though she drove a Cadillac, a Lincoln and a Chevy station, wagon historian, also said, the Taylor claimed to own four buildings on the south side of Chicago, and that she was planning a Hawaiian vacation. This is article got the attention of his colleague, Clarence page. I was excited because it was a big story. The kind of story the a. A most any reporter would want to get. I mean it was not just welfare fraud. It was bizarre. Fraud. This is story. Also made a big impression on a bunch of government officials after the piece, ran in the Tribune both state and federal agencies launched investigations into Taylor's alleged crimes. Meanwhile, George bliss kept on digging on October twelfth nineteen seventy four two weeks after Linda, Taylor's name first appeared in the Tribune bliss reported that she had been arrested in Arizona. He wrote the Taylor had used as many as fifty different aliases in Arizona alone, and that her alleged take might have run to three hundred thousand dollars in welfare funds. It was the first of more than forty articles in the Tribune. They're referred to Linda Taylor as the welfare Queen. George bliss best work revealed how the government betrayed Chicago's most vulnerable people bliss documented rampant abuse in the city's juvenile home helped expose mistreatment, perpetrated by private ambulance, companies, and posed as a patient to report on abject conditions in nursing homes. All of these stories focused on institutional problems. Not individual ones. So why did bliss glum onto a single case of welfare fraud for bliss? The Linda Taylor story had started out as an expose of waste and the welfare system in one of his first articles on Taylor. She wrote that, quote, the Eleanor department of public aid is incapable of investigating welfare fraud, no matter how flagrant it may be. But gradually bliss pieces about Taylor began to focus on her and her alone. Bliss reported the Taylor had poses a heart surgeon. She'd also pretended to be the daughter of a gambling kingpin, try to win a huge inheritance and remarkably Taylor had been accused of several kidnappings, but she hadn't been prosecuted for any of them that last alligators was very serious. But bliss didn't appear to take it all that seriously. He saw the Taylor stories as little more than a fun diversion. Here's Bill Mullen, every once in a while I would. Walking by his desk, and he'd say, oh, Molin. This story doesn't end. I just got her on some more stuff I suppose in his mind. She was the gift that didn't stop giving he kept getting these juicy stories about our and of course, the paper was eager to put them into the paper. So he was always happy when he got another one about her. George bliss, his stories were a really valuable resource for me. When I started my own research on Linda Taylor. The claims bliss made about Taylor or a big reason why I've spent the last six years obsessing over her life, but I discovered pretty early on that I couldn't rely on blesses reporting he passed along. Now that Taylor had stolen one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in government money in a single year. He also reported that she taken three hundred thousand dollars but documents I found at the Illinois state archives suggest Taylor's take was closer to forty thousand dollars and not in a single year. Bliss, did get a lot of stuff. Right. Linda Taylor had post as a heart surgeon. She had pretended to be a gambling kingpins daughter. She had been accused of several kidnappings, but bliss, and other Tribune, reporters treated, these items as curiosities, they'd get mentioned in passing, then get dropped entirely even when Taylor was suspected of homicide, nineteen seventy five the newspaper didn't stay on the story. Taylor was accused of killing a woman named Patricia parks perks had been sick and she died of a barbecue. It overdose under Taylor's care perks is relatives told me they believed the Taylor was a murderer, but back in the nineteen seventy s no one from the Tribune interviewed them, and Taylor was never charged after that murder, allegation faded away, bliss wrote about the next one off Taylor scandal her arrest for stealing a television set. And for coat. The. George bliss has editors were all white men. Linda Taylor self identified as black and she was written about, and racially loaded ways that perpetuated and help to create some very nasty stereotypes. The Chicago Tribune had very few black reporters Clarence page was one of the first he saw his mission is helping the paper. Get more black readers and seeing the cog goes black community was covered better. Page told me that was a huge challenge that he got resistance from editors when he tried to report on Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers that being said page doesn't think the papers focus on Linda Taylor was a sign of institutional bias, I've never felt guilty about. The story beginning with us, and our reporting I feel like it was something for public dialogue. That needs to be talked about page says that things went wrong when people misused the information that the Tribune had surfaced, I guess, at the time my reaction, I'd say was more good. Get them get the Welford sheets off of welfare. So the people who deserve it can get it. You know, that was my optimistic view their other people who say, good, this just goes to show you that Welfare's just going just as handing money out to feves, and people who are just too lazy to work, and blah, blah, blah, the great lesson of this for me is that people will come to their own conclusions based on what their prejudices are Tribune readers and politicians came to their own conclusions right away. One Illinois, bureaucrat said the Taylor was without a doubt. The biggest welfare cheat of all time that same official appears to have been blessed source for the unfounded claim, the Taylor stole a hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year that exaggerated figure would become useful for Ronald Reagan who was looking for material to deploy during his first presidential run. Here he is at a campaign. Stop in January nineteen Seventy-six Kogyo. They found a woman who holds the record. She used eighty names thirty addresses fifteen telephone numbers collect food, the record that Linda Taylor held. Reagan said was that she had an annual tax free income of one hundred fifty thousand dollars for Reagan. Linda Taylor's thievery made for the perfect anecdote. It was an outrageous memorable story that showed welfare was a problem that needed to be solved Reagan's opponents. The anecdote seemed a little too outrageous. He was known for telling tall tales and he was accused threat. Campaign of blowing the Linda Taylor story way out of proportion, the campaign would end for Reagan in August nineteen seventy six when he lost the Republican nomination to president Gerald Ford. But the Linda Taylor story did not end there in September Reagan's favorite publication. The conservative magazine human events ran an essay under George bliss byline. It was headlined, the unbelievable case of Chicago's welfare Queen Reagan turn that essay into a radio commentary. The win out stations nationwide bliss, new reporting Reagan said confirmed that he'd been right about Taylor all along. I can verify update my story. She is used one hundred twenty seven aims so far posed as a mother of fourteen children, at one time seven at another signed up twice with the same caseworker in four days and once while on welfare posed as an open heart surgeon complete with office. She has three new cars, a full length, mink coat. Enter take estimated at. Million dollars. George bliss hadn't actually done any new reporting. He just ridden, down bigger numbers. There's no support for the claim that Taylor stole a million dollars in welfare money. I also found nothing to back up this assertion which bliss wrote and Reagan repeated folksy tone of voice. I wish this had a happy ending, but the public aid office, according to the news story refuses to cooperate, she still collecting welfare checks. She can use to build up or defense fund. I don't know why blistered that freelance piece for human events. He certainly wasn't an ideolog short while earlier he'd written a story for the left wing magazine, the nation, some of his colleagues told me, he probably took the assignment, just to make a little extra money. I am confident in saying that the editors at human events had a specific goal in mind when they commissioned, a story, Linda Taylor. They wanted to make Ronald Reagan look like an honest broker. And that's what bliss article did. George bliss story has a sad and shocking ending in nineteen seventy seven a year after he wrote about Linda Taylor for the last time co workers began to notice dramatic changes in his behavior. Here's Chuck Neubauer. News. A problem when they were sitting there and he's spending three hours reading the Saturday tribute Saturday, papers were worthless had nothing in them, but used car ads and boater cycle ads. And just that you would spend all this time, just kind of staring at the paper led me to think that there was there was something that he was having a problem. There were definitely signs that he wasn't did wouldn't get excited about stories always excited before bliss took a seven month. Leave of absence from the Tribune to receive treatment for bipolar disorder when he came back to work. He looked Macy. It'd and even more withdrawn in September. Nineteen seventy eight Bill Mullen hurt some horrifying news after his wife Phyllis sleepy shutter and the head. And then he killed himself. And how I found out. I don't remember but was just shocking. Why why he killed his wife? I don't know. But. It was. Just unimaginably horrible end. This is bitch focused on his Pulitzer prizes. They didn't linger on the fact that he shot his wife, Therese, bliss, the Tribune's editor Clayton. Kirk Patrick said the George bliss had been the foremost investigative reporter in the nation. He added that blessed been struck down by the terrible burden of mental illness, which ultimately proved too severe a year after bliss death. Ronald Reagan announced he was running for president for a second time and a campaign speech in Texas, and may nineteen eighty Reagan said there's a woman in Chicago who received welfare benefits, under one hundred twenty seven different names. I think we can eliminate that kind of thing that November Reagan Jimmy Carter. The landslide. Family of the United States. Governor MRs Reagan, their four children. By the early nineteen eighty s the welfare Queen stereotype was deeply entrenched. But Linda Taylor herself had been almost entirely forgotten even raced in nineteen eighty two. The new Republic referred to the celebrated Chicago welfare, Queen who did not exist. Linda Taylor did exist. And the full story of her life has never been told until now in upcoming episode of this podcast. You'll hear from Isaiah skip, Gant who served as Taylor's defense attorney in the nineteen seventies, one of Gaunt's jobs was to create a new image for Taylor when the countered the welfare queens, stereotype, but Taylor would not cooperate trying to get her to look like a schoolmarm, which just not gonna work. Couldn't do it. Couldn't do it. She was just bent on being flamboyant. There was a part of her she needed to be able to thumb her nose at society. She needed to be like in their face. There was this need to be defiant. You'll also hear about Taylor's declaration, made in the nineteen sixties that she was the daughter of one of the richest manage icago that claim kicked off a heated court battle one the would defined hailers life and surprising ways. Head try. Benny? Many cases had tracings happened during trials over my career, but those few days in that cramped court. Ruben, the old courthouse in Chicago, sticks in my mind that was really bizarre. Finally, you'll hear from pair of women whose families had life altering run ins with Taylor. The timing and their circumstance were earn lined where it was just our time to receive the blessing of her presence. She was into witchcraft, and she had kidnapped me and they didn't know where I was. This episode of the Queen was written by me, Josh Levin, and produced by m Morgenstern editorial direction from low and loo and Gabriel Roth merit Jacob mixed this episode. You can subscribe to the Queen on apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now. It would also be great, if you could rate and review, the show, it helps other people find it and you can Email us at the Queen at sleet dot com. This podcast series is a companion to my book, which is called the Queen the forgotten life bind in American men. You can order it now. It's on sale everywhere on may twenty first special thanks to June. Thomas, Melissa Kaplan. Danielle Hewitt will a pass skin. Ostra saluda Benjamin. Fresh began TJ Rafael, Lisa Larsson Walker, Katie. Raeford Jessica Seidman, Leonard Roberto Allehanda, Hannah, Habib, Vanessa Mobley Elissa, persons Sabrina Callahan. Pamela Brown and the team at Little Brown and has shut but group US the audio Ronald Reagan was provided courtesy of the Ronald Reagan presidential foundation and institute additional audio provided by NBC universal archives. Thanks for listening.
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"Good. There's a morning. I'm Anna Palmer and welcomed your political playbook. Audie reaping. Stay tuned after the show for a message from AARP. We've got some news out of the White House this morning. The Trump administration is gearing up to launch a public push for congress to pass a farm Bill with work requirements for food stamps. Ahead of the election President. Donald Trump has enlisted vice President Mike Pence to lead the push alongside eggs, -tary, Sonny, Perdue the farm Bill, which includes renewal of food stamps alongside a culture. Policy is currently stalled negotiations between the house and Senate. The White House is expected to make the case that there are jobs that need to be filled in America. So Democrats should see to the work requirements for food stamps, something that they say has doomed. The usually bipartisan farm policy. Legislation Trump is expected to pick up this message in his stump speeches House. Democrats voted against the farm Bill. Voluble Senate Democrats have held it up in negotiations. Of course Congress's out until after election day, which makes the immediate renewal impossible. But the administration believes this to be point political issue. On the campaign trail. The Chicago Tribune has a story up on house majority whip. Steve Scalise visiting Representative Peter roskam's district in the Chicago suburbs. Last night. If you'll remember Ross Kaminsky lease ran against each other. Any competitive race for whip in twenty fourteen a race propelled Scalise toward the top of the party for your situational awareness for hill residents. Whole foods in the navy yard is opening today. New York Times is reporting that while other Republican candidates have struggled to brand campaign cash President, Donald Trump is stockpiling cash. He had forty seven million dollars going into this month in his campaign accounts. Trump's decision not to spend money on the midterms has frustrated some Republican strategists Burgess Everett and Alana's shore report that a handful of Republican senators met yesterday to advance a half dozen of Trump's judicial nominees. The unusual move with no Democrats present just underscores how there's nothing that matters more to. Republican senators than adding judges to the bench. Here's the latest undermine kashogi. The New York Times is reporting that US spy agencies increasingly believe that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia is tied his disappearance on the hall to see rights secretary of state. Mike Pompeo come to regret the friendly stance. He took with his Saudi, sit down and the Washington Post has published what will be show. These last column, the column was filed by the journalists assistant a day after he was reported missing from Istanbul, Bryn Griffiths and Nancy cook. The download on White House counsel Don Mcgann meeting with Trump for twenty minutes yesterday before he left the job on the investigations front CNN is reporting that Michael is meeting with prosecutors investigating the president's family business and charity. ABC news has a story up on how the special counsel is pushing Paul Manafort to disclose information on Roger stone and Darren Samuelson reports that the judge has ordered Manafort to appear in court for sentencing. Prison clothes, rejecting manafort's request to where suit during a hearing. Later this week, here's what's on tap. For Trump's Thursday. The president is meeting with secretary of state, Mike Pompeo at ten AM two pm. He will meet with the South Carolina delegation in the Roosevelt room. Then Trump will leave from Zulu Montana at six thirty pm mountain time Trump will attend a political rally and afterward fly to Phoenix, Arizona subscribe to playbook at politico dot com. Slash playbook. Today's episode is sponsored by AARP the latest issue of politico magazine series. The deciders takes a look at voters over fifteen, Pennsylvania, her being crushed by the cost of healthcare. It doesn't matter if they're Republican or democrat, they don't see hope for themselves or for future generations and our voting for help you the latest, politico AARP poll results and read the latest issue of the deciders at politico dot com. Slash the deciders.
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"Have you heard metro by t mobile now includes Amazon prime? Yes, enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment movies TV shows using free shipping and much more all included for just forty dollars per line for three lines all on the T mobile network. Discover the smarter way metro by t mobile that's genius one offer per account offers subject to change twelve ninety nine per month. Value offer valid for new Amazon prime members at your customers may notice reduce speeds versus some t mobile customers video at forty p capable device required. See store for details and terms and conditions. AP radio news. I've typically a Chicago police officer a suspect at a number of other people have been ruined in the shooting that began in a hospital parking lot and wound up in a hospital itself. Tracy Lyons tells WLS TV parking lot not in a hospital. So obviously the Souder or Souders had to retreat in the hospital because we will locked in. We would barricade any until swat team pooled us out. Police haven't reported on how many people have been wounded Colorado man sentenced to life without parole in the murders of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. Weld county district attorney Michael Rourke says Christopher Watson not likely to tell the truth for the murders. And why and I don't think you'll ever answer those questions like I said in the courtroom this morning, and I think the family said it very very well as well. I don't think he will ever. Tell us two men and two women have been found shot and killed in a basement of a house under renovation in Philadelphia. Police received a call this morning to check on the welfare of those at the house after a family member arrived to find the door. Ajar responding officers found the four in the basement each with a single gunshot wound to the head. The White House has been restored the press pass for CNN's Jim Acosta, here's saga megani. It's an abrupt shift for the administration which had said it would seek in two weeks to keep a cost to out of the White House. After a judge is temporary. Order allowing him here expired the administration's telling a cost a his badge could be threatened again, if he and other reporters don't follow new rules for news conferences, they include limiting each reporter to one question with follow ups at the president's discretion CNN is claiming victory and says the suit it filed when it costs us pass was revoked following a presidential news conference dust up his no longer necessary. Saga megani? At the White House. On Wall Street, the Dow dropped three hundred ninety five points today. This is AP radio news. Family and friends mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain-reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh, Catherine shirts, and her fiance. Joseph Curtin currency were driving on interstate seventy eight Wednesday when their car was hit by one tractor trailer into another people who were rescued from trapped elevator in one of Chicago's tallest scholar skyscrapers has dropped eighty four floor. The incident happened Friday as the group was leaving a restaurant on the ninety fifth floor of the eight seventy five north Michigan avenue building. The Chicago Tribune reports one of the cables holding the elevator broke and the car fell rapidly landing in the vicinity of the eleventh floor firefighters had a breakthrough a wall from a parking garage to reach the people trapped inside the six, including a woman who is pregnant described a faster noisier and bumpier ride than expected. But they had no idea they'd plunged eighty four floors. The elevator along with two others in the building will be closed until repairs are made in the ficials figure out. What happened? I'm Ben Thomas. I'm Tim Maguire AP radio. Have you heard metro by t mobile now includes Amazon prime? Yes, enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment movies TV shows using free shipping and much more all included for just forty dollars per line for three lines all on the T mobile network. Discover the smarter way metro by t mobile that's genius one offer per account offers subject to change twelve ninety nine per month. Value offer valid for new Amazon prime members at your customers made underst- reduce speeds for some t mobile customers video at forty p capable device required. See store for details and terms and conditions.
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"Hey It's applesauce and horse feathers I'm Kristen and I'm sage and we'd like to welcome you to season. Oh. We made it to season two I know you will thought we just dropped off the face of the podcast world. Didn't you? So, sage how was the first season Well, I mean speaking from an expert because that's what we are. Fairly we've always claim to be experts in everything. We talk about I would say season one was probably the best season we've done so far I agree yeah. Everybody everyone agrees it's the best season we've done. It's the best podcast ever ever. Yeah. This season I. Think will be just like us a little short but super fun and kind of amazing. Love it. Yes that is we've got some pretty really great topics coming up for you. I. I'm excited. I'm excited for everybody to find out all the all the topics and everything. I am to also selfishly I'm also very excited that I get you for more time. Yeah Man. So. What should we tell people about season? The same thing we we have our research we come back and we talk about that topic that is decided by whatever we bring. In the previous. Yeah and That's how it how it goes. Yes. We we left off season one and chose our topic Did we say we did? So, we lift off on episode one coming back for episode to with football wouldn't even season one season one I'm sorry. Yes. So episode one of season two is GonNa be football in the good news about that is kristen I already experts so we didn't have to research now we didn't have to do that at all on yeah. Just knew everything all the things. All of the football thing fall of the all of the sports ball things we know because we are athletic assists. Yeah. Into Sporting. Ford sync we we do sporting really well so not gonNa, tell you with the other ones are now. So that's how we start out and and we end in a place that is different from sporting and football different and. What do you think? Should we give some highlights I definitely think that people need their exciting seems alright. GotTa give the people what they want. which which is more apples lesson horse feathers -actly. Here are exciting scenes from season to a applesauce in horse feathers. Welcome back. Thanks for tuning in for another season. Yeah, which she said. The Swing Room, Mary special episode, applesauce, and Horseman. Miss Dewey serious fascinating stories history with sage on Chris. You know us we love our ghost stories. You've heard Tutt how we're bringing you the story of Queen but spoiler alert they killed her but the fifteen foot high sue NAMI. Veer. ooh, he had the bridge dismantled to they couldn't cross. They know I said he died but he stabbed her being an abolitionist was a point of contention in their marriage. Shaw I don't like all of our criminal. He's just he's a piece of Poo Poo. Well, let's change the subject see don't cry. Are you telling me? You can still smell my heart even though I put on pants. Says No I liked hockey because it was a? Yeah and if you know me a wing and vehicle woman I'm not removed that want to throw. You Owe. It was Jeez. That's what we heard in that speech and he also said something else. What is that? It was socialist historian civil rights. Activists. Pan Africanist mobbing writer editor you cannot have a well treated enslaved person that's an oxymoron it's. Shaping the ideologies of the old style what you say about that joke, his sobbed English women and then she got revenge. With me. I did you gotTa puff yourself up and get back on the Field Chris Dot man southern Democrats are like scurry you you and I are perfectly matched. They really are. Somewhat. After they put it in their curls in wet home at just mel dead ten feet from a spot where his lover had fallen. Chicago Tribune called it a death harvest. One of the largest sales of enslaved persons in the US history took place quarter mile southwest of here remembered as the weeping time are Putney finally boomed because of our unflinching willingness to use violence look up where you can drop off your ballot. Lots of things happened all the time and it was just too much gin craze attached here in the great culminating twelve fifty year flood all. Of It. And it used to have a waterfall minded to say nothing of the dog did you just say? He has a hassling. Back and the team captain easy for you to say it's just heartbreaking. She really had hope the most expensive watch is called the dark story of America's shining women, Puszta fulltime wait just left and it's definitely drinking time in the UK. So history history, Blah Blah okay I, mean, of course, the enemy going to come attack or pillow by didn't know about the military equipment that they were getting. Sixty six, ten, sixty, six hold your pants. Girl is an art deco style. Daytona, which was the first Stone Castle in England to your own research people it's or just city full of ghosts and murder and Hoodoo and Ichi conditions at the singing seals. On and you can still see the marks where the slaves were chained waiting to be sold valued at the US minimum wage with a modest rate of interest that is worth ninety, seven, trillion dollars today a splendid failure whose revolutionary agenda could not overcome overwhelming forces that against it yeah. They're going to all. Remain motivations with us. Story Nights tweeting sweet dreams. See in the morning they tuned out twenty minutes ago Krista. Do.