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"chris nichols" Discussed on PetaPixel Photography Podcast

PetaPixel Photography Podcast

01:50 min | Last month

"chris nichols" Discussed on PetaPixel Photography Podcast

"Com was being shut down by its parent company, Amazon, and while that still true, unfortunately, we now know that they're taking steps to make sure it's content will be archived. Or so they say, small consolation as we're still losing a valuable resource in the photography community, but it's better than disappearing altogether, right? And of this DP review general manager Scott Everett says in a post on the site quote dear readers, we've received a lot of questions about what's next for the site. We hear your concern losing the content that's been carefully curated over the years and want to assure you that the content will remain available as an archive. We've also heard that you need more time to access the site. So we're going to keep publishing some more stories while we work on archiving. Thank you to this community and the support you've shown us over the years. End quote. Now, there's been no mention of the fate of DP reviews YouTube channel with its hundreds of videos from Chris Nichols and Jordan Drake, but you would think that there'd be no harm in leaving those up because it's not costing Amazon a dime to do so. That's Google's Bill. Heck, said it so the comments are turned off on the entire channel. And they're essentially archived with no further maintenance on their part. Leave them there as a resource out of goodwill and call it good. Will, you knew I was going to do that. I had to. One and a half two, but I did. As for the website, you'll recall that the original announcement stated that as of April 10th of 2023, no new content would be posted. But this new announcement from their GM indicates that they will continue posting new content while they work on archiving the site. And while that's appreciated, I bet it's not slowing down the third party entities efforts that archive DP review dot com

"chris nichols" Discussed on PetaPixel Photography Podcast

PetaPixel Photography Podcast

02:24 min | 2 months ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on PetaPixel Photography Podcast

"More. In this episode. After a quarter century, DP review gets the axe. Panasonic is great at teasing. Skylum pops it out in the cloud. Kalaris Atlas is announced. Software as a service isn't going anywhere. This could be a threat to headshot photographers. Pentax wants you to wind it. This company bought some jazzy photo assets, and MaKey has a new 85. All that and more in episode three 88 of the lens shark photography podcast. Thank you so much, Chris and Jordan for opening the show. I greatly appreciate it, brothers. As you no doubt know by now, and we're gonna be talking more about this coming up here in the show. Chris Nichols in Jordan Drake are moving to my former home, PETA pixel, where they're gonna be creating content for its YouTube channel, starting this May of 2023. So you're gonna wanna make sure that you subscribe to PETA pixels, YouTube channel. If you don't wanna miss out on the great content that they put out, I'll have a link for you guys in the show notes. I just checked and it was a little over 6 years ago now when they were doing videos for the camera store up in Calgary Alberta, Canada that I first had them do the intro for my show. The whole DP review TV thing happened in the meantime. That's crazy. Anyhow, they're both great guys, they're fun to watch, and they create some of the best content out there in our industry. So make sure you subscribe. Otherwise, you're gonna miss them. And I'd like to thank you all for joining us here in episode three 88 of the lens shark photography podcast. We appreciate you all so much. And thank you all for subscribing, rating, and reviewing us. In iTunes or wherever else you listen to us. And as always, we appreciate you hitting that subscribe button, do it now, please. So you don't miss a single episode, as well as telling all your Friends on social media and elsewhere and helping to get the word out about this show. Okay, with that, I'm your host sharkey James, let's hit it. Last episode, I told you about how sport shooter dot com had shut down after 20 plus years of existence, and now a website with much broader appeal, a giant in the industry is shutting down after a quarter

"chris nichols" Discussed on This Week in Photo

This Week in Photo

06:20 min | 2 months ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on This Week in Photo

"I didn't think much of it at first. I just thought maybe he was taking a vacation. I thought he was trying something new. And finally, one day I called him and I said, hey, you know what? I haven't shopped for you for two months. You used to do like two shoots a week with me. Yeah. What's going on? He's like, I'm sorry. But my son has started getting into real estate photography. So I started using him. I said, oh, that's fine, that's understandable. Yeah, go for it. Yeah, families, that was important. He's not doing too well, though. He doesn't know what he's doing. Can you teach him? And I thought, I don't want to teach my competition, but here, I'll have a beer with him. And I had to bear with him. Nice, really nice guy. And then finally he comes up to me, maybe three months later, he's like, I'm at my wits end, I don't know what I'm doing. I need somebody to hold my hand through all this. And I said, okay, great. I will teach you how to do this. If you join my team and bring all your clients with you. And he said, no problem. I'll do it. And that way he was my second employee, then I got Jose, my third employee, then everyone just started to just jump on board and he got to the point where I was doing less and less photography more and more training and more and more just marketing. And so it was a general evolution. And so like I said, I've been lucky. I've never had to stop and say, oh, shoot. What do I have to do now to make this business success? It's like every time that I hit that milestone, something out there in the cosmos that, oh, we got to send somebody into help rob here. So there's that guy. He's going to have a great question. Yeah, but you're downplaying it though. I think that's an oversimplification of it, but the opportunity is or luck is opportunity and having the ability to see it and sees it, right? So if you weren't you, these opportunities would have just gone in other directions. By virtue of you being you, they were attracted to you and boom, you have to the team. I really like talking to you. You make me sound so good. It's true, man. I'm just regurgitating what you said. Everything's worked out really well that way. And so my team is fantastic. They run everything now. And they're doing all the photographers, all the photography. I still do some of my high end builder stuff. But for the most part, they're doing all the real estate stuff. I talk to the realtors every once in a while, make sure that they're happy, and that everything is running smoothly. And are you happy with that with that? I mean, it sounds like you're doing less and less shutter clicking and more and more keyboard clicking. Are you happy with that dynamic? I am, I am. I really enjoy just being there for people. And what I found is that when you're out there doing the work all the time, you actually don't have that time to be there and be present for everybody. And so I remember I'd be out of shoot, shooting for one client, and then another client would call me. Well, you're in a position where you're like, oh, do I take the other client's call and respect them? Or do I not take the call and respect the client that's here? How do I juggle that? How do I prioritize that? And so now I'm at a point where I can, it doesn't happen where I have to choose between my clients anymore, or choose my priorities, it flows. It flows really well. And with that flowing, though, how and that's the way it should be, right? Find what works for you and do more of that. The smart ones in the crowd, right? Find what they like doing. Or what they're good at and like doing and do that. Do that thing. Not all of us have the opportunity to do that, but you can get that. That's the Holy Grail, right? So let's switch gears a little bit and talk about so we talked about sort of the evolution from doing what you were doing to today running a successful business with multiple employees. You dig in what you're doing and all that and what that trajectory looks like. So switch gears into what you're speaking to, a photographer that is looking at getting into this industry. And you know, they're not in your competitive areas, so don't try to meet with them. But they want to get into the industry. And they're already a photographer. They know how to shoot. They have the gear already. Let's use that as those assumptions. And they're like, you know, I like landscape stuff, but I'm really intrigued by real estate because it seems to be hot right now. I wonder if I can make a go at it. What would you say to them? I would say definitely. You know, it's funny. I've been doing courses through the camera store, which is, I don't know if you've ever looked at the camera store or TSC TV. No, absolutely. Yeah. With Chris Nichols and Jordan Drake. Yeah, I'm a big fan. Yeah, those guys are great. Now they're in DP review and just killing you there. But I've done some courses through the camera store in person, and it's always been a packed house of people asking, well, why are you teaching how to become a real estate photographer? It's not going to create more competition for you. And I said, no, no, no. We can't be in this world of thinking that there's limited resources or limited supply out there because we're not going to get along. We're all going to just kill each other. It's going to become like lord of the flies. We're all going to destroy each other. We can't do that. We got to work together. And if you look at any major city, in my area, there's around what 5000 listings a month. If there's 5000 listings a month, I would need to get what? Oh. A hundred photographers on board to do all of that. I don't want to do that. I'm happy with having my 12 group of 12 guys out there just shooting and having fun and having a good relationship with each of our clients. I don't want to be the guy that's out there shooting for everybody because it doesn't work. And so when I talk to people and I say, you know what?

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"chris nichols" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:51 min | 4 months ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Hi, I'm Ivan Pierre. I'm a staff writer for the LA times covering TV and I also co host our awards podcast, the envelope. I spend my days talking with the creative minds behind your favorite shows to find out what goes into their art. And we have been dedicated to keeping you informed every step of the way. But none of it would be possible without your support. Consider subscribing to the LA times and you'll get access to diverse perspectives on the news of today all from the West Coast point of view. Head over to LA times dot com slash exclusive to subscribe today. To fully understand all the factors that created this perfect storm hitting eggs, we set our producers Helen Lee and Denise gerat to a processing plan in Southern California, their eggs are packaged before they're sent out to retailers. So can you describe how the eggs get to here? Maybe there's a part of the plant where it starts the process and take us through. Yeah. So as much as you'd love to imagine this place is full of lush pastures and free running chickens, no, we don't do that. But we do that purposefully because we want to keep the chickens away from our processing plant to keep the biosecurity. That's Chris Nichols. He's the CEO of Chino valley ranchers and a third generation farmer. He said it takes 6 to 7 months for the egg of a single hand to go to market. Chris works with 200 farms across California, Texas in the Midwest, and he's witness firsthand the impacts of the shortage on his egg supply. He showed our producers the fridge where the eggs are stored. And it's very empty right now. Typically very full. It's empty right now because of the time of day we're arriving or just because of because there's shortage. Refrigerators. Yeah, we can have a party inside of that cooler right now. Most of the eggs have been sold, but Chris says the price increase you're seeing at the store, it's part of a price increase all across the industry. Packaging costs have gone through the roof. Green costs have doubled in some cases. We've had to increase labor rates to stay competitive. So on top of the avian flu, us as manufacturers not even just me personally, my company, you started to see all those people passing along those price increases. So what about just getting more chickens? While laws requiring cage free were enacted to be more humane to animals, Chris, who farms completely cage free. Admits it also hits farmers and volume. You can't put as many chickens on the same square footage of land. When you take what used to be a ranch that holds a million chickens and reduce it down to a 100,000 chickens because that's all it'll fit in those buildings with cage free style. You can imagine, I won't be making as much money. And historically, I would say we are short because people have chose to move away from egg farming in the state of California and other farmers throughout the United States have filled that void over time. So therefore we are a deficit state. So we require that other states produced eggs and send them into California. But at the end of the day you never know what you're dealing with live animals, you're at the mercy of mother nature. You can do everything you can to prevent it, but if mother nature wants to strike down, she will. So as we leave the processing plant and get towards the end of this episode, we wanted to get a final word from Sonja on my biggest question right now. Where can we find cheap eggs? That's a great question. I found a lot of eggs at food for less. They were very well stocked when I was there. They had a pretty good prices relative to the other places that I visited. I mean, don't come for me. If you, but I know the one place I know that people are having consistently the hardest time, it seems to be Trader Joe's. They've got great prices, but if you come after noon, you're not going to find them.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"WNYC independent journalism in the public interest 93.9 FM and AMA 20 NPR news and the New York conversation Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly North Korea says the missile test it carried out yesterday involved a hypersonic missile NPR's Anthony kunan says it was Pyongyang's third missile test this month North Korean state media identified the missile as a hypersonic one a day after South Korea's military reported the launch Pyongyang is working on a list of new weapons it intends to develop including submarine launched ballistic missiles and tactical nuclear weapons Yesterday's test came as the north ambassador to the UN was defending his country's right to test new weapons for its self defense The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general Mark milley and the head of U.S. central command general Frank Mackenzie both say they favored keeping thousands of American troops in Afghanistan as President Biden decided to pull troops out of the country Mackenzie was among the top U.S. Military commanders who testified yesterday to the Senate armed services committee My view is that 2500 wasn't appropriate number to remain and that if we went below that number in fact we would probably witness a collapse of the Afghan government and the Afghan military In an interview with ABC last month the president said he did not recall that recommendation being made by his military commanders Millie Mackenzie and defense secretary Lloyd Austin are scheduled to testify today to the House armed services committee Dow futures are up nearly 200 points This is NPR news Congress has until tomorrow night to pass a temporary spending bill to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government Lawmakers are also under pressure to raise the nation's debt ceiling to prevent a default The debt limit currently tops $28 trillion Yesterday Senate Republicans blocked a second attempt by Democrats to raise the debt sailing President Biden says he is canceling his trip to Chicago today to deal with multiple issues on Capitol Hill They include negotiations over his three and a half $1 trillion spending proposal California is the latest state to require ballots being mailed to every registered voter for each election Chris Nichols with cap radio and Sacramento has more California has sent balance to all voters since the pandemic started including for the failed effort to recall democratic governor Gavin Newsom Newsom on Monday ensured that practice will be permanent by signing a bill into law Republican legislators oppose the move saying only voters who request a mail ballot should receive one Election experts say mailing ballots to all voters increases turnout no matter the party affiliation voting by mail is nothing new in the Golden State even before the pandemic the vast majority of votes cast in California were by mail For NPR news I'm Chris Nichols in Sacramento I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington At our Michael hill in New York at WNYC it's 5 32 Good morning clear and 57 in cool out there Sunny and 68 today The city has suspended alternate side parking but we still must pay the parking meters at this hour mass transit is looking good New York City school staff have until Friday to get a COVID shot or they could lose pay or their job this after a federal appeals court removed a block on the vaccine requirement for all adults in public schools the original deadline was Monday mayor de Blasio says they'll have backup next week to replace those who refuse the vaccine For anyone who has not gotten a dose by Friday at 5 p.m. after all the encouragement all the support all the incentives we're going to then assume you're not coming to work Monday morning as a vaccinated employee And we will immediately find a substitute And then those folks will go on leave without pay who chose not to get vaccinated The city says about 90% of teachers and 87% of other school staff have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 57 in clear at this hour sunny with a high near 68 a little on the breezy side today the rest of the week and the.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

08:51 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WBUR

"The strictest lockdowns pretty much in the country, My mom. Took her life in February, largely because of the anxiety caused by the lockdown measures. So I understand that Covid is a threat, but I think we're completely ignoring the many consequences of a lot of these mitigation measures, and Smith added that another frustration was the closures of schools the last school year. He has Children in schools. He feels that the governor should have done more to keep schools open in California. We know that turnout is typically low for special elections, especially among Democrats. What does the current turnout look like? Well as of late last week, about one third of all ballots that have been issued in California and California issued mail ballots to all registered voters. About one third had already been returned. Election experts predict that turnout will actually be pretty good for the recall election. They're estimating somewhere in the 50 to 55% in person voting. The expectations are that will get a pretty sizeable turnout for the recall. And polling actually shows that Newsome is in the lead. His main opponent is Larry Elder, conservative and controversial talk show radio host who who bite and compares to former President Donald Trump. What are some important things to know about elder for his campaign, he would like to see the end of mask mandates in California. He'd like to see the end of vaccine. Mandates as well. Those are probably his two biggest policies that has put forward but really, that would go against what a lot of the sort of strong Democratic base supports here in California. So the question really becomes not whether elder will be the top candidate Looks like he will, but whether Newsom will hang on and get 50% in the recall to retain his job. I want to ask you specifically about what the future more broadly looks like for California. Politics of Newsome loses or wins, but Alter is already talking fraud. He appealed to his supporters. To use an online form to report fraud. And he says his team has already detected it and the results. But that was yesterday before results were in. Is this his strategy? What can you tell us quickly about this? It does appear to be his strategy. He along with course, former President Donald Trump, recently weighed in on the California recall. When you speak with election officials and experts, they say there is no evidence to show any fraud. They also note that elections in California just like across the country, they're decentralized the run by local election officials and that it would be almost impossible to have them all secretly get together to rig an election. Given the decentralized nature of how elections are operated in California, Of course, the bigger question that we're all waiting for, and those are the results. What the future could look like more immediately for California politics of Newsome loses or if he wins. Well, I think if he loses and say Larry Elder is elected Certainly that you would see the end to these mask mandates you would CNN to vaccine mandates for state workers for healthcare workers. And then voters would have a choice again in one year to see if they want to keep the replacement candidate. That was capped radios Chris Nichols, Thank you so much for this update. Thank you. There are new questions about the U. S. Military's final drone strike before leaving Afghanistan. The Pentagon called this attack on August 29th a righteous strike against a man with suspected ties to the Islamic state. But investigations by several news outlets cast doubt on the official story, including whether the victim had anything to do with Isis. Yesterday on Capitol Hill, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, was asked by representative Ilhan Omar, if the strike mistakenly killed civilians that is being looked at Very, very, very carefully by others in the administration so that we understand exactly what happened or what didn't happen and no country on earth. No government takes more precautions to try to ensure that anyone other than the intended terrorist target is struck, using a drone or by any other means. Matthew Aikins investigated this attack for the New York Times. He joins us from Kabul on a Skype line, Matthew, Welcome back. Thanks for having me. Okay, So here's what we know. There seems to be undisputed. Zumar E. Ahmadi was 43 years old. He worked for an American NGO and he and a relative and applied for refugee settlement in the U. S. Can you start by telling us what the Pentagon says happened? The U. S military had said that they struck a car. The target. That was an isis facilitator and to prevent an imminent threat against the airport. Okay. And how does that square with your reporting? Maybe first of all, whether there's any connection in your reporting to Isis or being at the nicest facility While I went to the side of the strike the day afterward, and it had taken place in the courtyard of a house and I spoke to the family whose house it was. They were extremely grief stricken. They told me they just lost 10 members, their family, including seven Children. There was still human rains spattered around the courtyard and the car had been struck. But Took photographs, videos the scene and based on the expert analysis, There is no evidence that there was a larger secondary blast, as the military has repeatedly claimed. So that calls into question whether there could have been explosives in the car. And then you know, based on the reporting that we did over the next two weeks. It seems like this guy had a typical day at work at this NGO. You know, his colleagues and his family said he was driving around helping to deliver food to refugees, Basically, so what the military may have interpreted from the drone feed as suspicious was just a normal day. We got camera footage from the office that showed him filling up some water jugs to put the trunk of his car. And he was taking at home to his family because they had run out of water. There wasn't water deliveries at the collapse the government so we didn't find any linked answers. So could this be one source of confusion here that The Pentagon is saying that they thought he had some explosives in his vehicle, and it actually was the water. It's possible. They claim that they saw also a secondary blast, which you know doesn't seem to have been the case. To follow on questions, basically, why they decided to take this strike in a crowded residential neighborhood. You know whether it was going to be a high, very high risk of civilian casualties, and in fact, seven Children were killed. So what was the imminent threat? Even was some connection. Isis, right? 10 casualties here. What do You know about how much visibility US drones have into this Is this something that the U. S military should be able to see pretty clearly whether there are a lot of humans there Well again. What we've been told by officials was that the drone operator quickly scanned the area and only saw one other adult male. But again, this is a very densely packed residential neighborhood with the assumption should be that there is a high risk of civilian casualties. And we were told by the family that you know what happened when this guy came home from work every day. The kids who are home stuck at home and run out and jump in the car with him and, you know, help him back it into the courtyard, and they did that that day, and that explains why seven Children were killed in the strike. Matthew. What else are you hearing from? U. S officials. Pentagon says that they're investigating. And typically, in these cases, we have to wait for them to finish that investigation, which is classified. But then they will brief lawmakers and eventually release a redacted version. So we are waiting for their investigation, which there and say they're undertaking and finally, math. You can ask a little bit about The reaction in Afghanistan. This is not the first time but there have been civilian deaths in Afghanistan in the past has been shown to be U. S intelligence failures this time around. What reaction are you sensing? Yeah, I don't think Afghans are surprised by this kind of incident. But what is surprising, I think for them, perhaps as a level of detail and evidence that we've been able to gather in a short period, including video footage. That's just not possible in most cases because he's drone strikes happened in remote, insecure areas and Something really, to bear in mind that this is not an isolated incident, you know? Even though the US war in Afghanistan has ended. They've said they're going to continue over the horizon Counterterrorism capability, which means potentially more drone strikes in Afghanistan and elsewhere, so there's a risk that future incidents like this could happen. More innocent Children could be killed by drone strikes if they.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

06:10 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"By the lockdown measures. So I understand that Covid is a threat, but I think we're completely ignoring the many consequences of a lot of these mitigation measures, and Smith added that another frustration Was the closures of schools the last school year. He has Children in schools. He feels that the governor should have done more to keep schools open in California. We know that turnout is typically low for special elections, especially among Democrats. What does the current turnout look like? Well as of late last week, about one third of all ballots that had been issued in California and California, issued Mail ballots to all registered voters. About one third had already been returned. Election experts predict that turnout will actually be pretty good for the recall election there. Estimating somewhere in the 50 to 55% in person voting. The expectations are that will get a pretty sizeable turnout for the recall and polling actually shows that Newsome is in the lead. His main opponent is Larry Elder conservative in And controversial talk show radio host who Who Biden compares to former President Donald Trump. What are some important things to know about elder for his campaign, he would like to see the end of mask mandates in California. He'd like to see the end of vaccine mandates as well. Those are probably his two biggest policies that has put forward but really, that would go against what a lot of The sort of strong Democratic base supports here in California, so the question really becomes not whether elder will be the top candidate Looks like he will. But whether Newsom will hang on and get 50% in the recall to retain his job. I want to ask you specifically about what the future more broadly looks like for California politics of Newsome loses or wins, But Elder is already talking fraud. He appealed to his supporters to use an online form to report fraud, and he says his team has already detected it. And the results. But that was yesterday before results were in. Is this his strategy? What can you tell us quickly about this? It does appear to be his strategy. He along with course, former President Donald Trump, recently weighed in on the California recall. When you speak with election officials and experts, they say there is no evidence to show any fraud. They also note that elections in California just like across the country, they're decentralized the run by local election officials and that it would be almost impossible to have them all secretly get together to rig an election. Given the decentralized nature of how elections are operated in California, Of course, the bigger question that we're all waiting for, and those are the results. What the future could look like more immediately for California politics of Newsome loses or if he wins. Well, I think if he loses and say Larry Elder is elected Certainly that you would see the end to these mask mandates, you would see an end to vaccine mandates for state workers for health care workers. And then voters would have a choice again in one year to see if they want to keep the replacement candidate. That was capped radios Chris Nichols. Thank you so much for this update. Thank you. There are new questions about the U. S. Military's final drone strike before leaving Afghanistan. The Pentagon called this attack on August 29th are righteous strike against a man with suspected ties to the Islamic state. But investigations by several news outlets cast doubt on the official story, including whether the victim had anything to do with Isis. Yesterday on Capitol Hill, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, was asked by representative Ilhan Omar, if the strike mistakenly killed civilians that is being looked at Very, very, very carefully by others in the administration so that we understand exactly what happened or what didn't happen and no country on earth. No government takes more precautions to try to ensure that anyone other than the intended terrorist target is struck, using a drone or by any other means. Matthew Akins investigated this attack for the New York Times. He joins us from Kabul on a Skype line, Matthew, Welcome back. Thanks for having me. Okay, So here's what we know that seems to be undisputed. Zumar E. Ahmadi was 43 years old. He worked for an American NGO, and he had a relative that applied for refugee settlement in the U. S. Can you start by telling us what the Pentagon says happened? The U. S military had said that they struck a car. The target. That was an isis facilitator and to prevent an imminent threat against the airport. Okay. And how does that square with your reporting? Maybe first of all, whether there's any connection in your reporting to Isis or being at the nicest facility Well, I went to the side of the strike the day afterward, and it had taken place in the courtyard of a house and I spoke to the family whose house it was. They were extremely grief stricken. They told me they just lost 10 members of their family, including seven Children. There was still human rains spattered around the courtyard and a car had been struck but took photographs, videos the scene and based on the expert analysis, there is no evidence that there was a larger secondary blast, as the military has repeatedly claimed. So that calls into question whether there could have been explosives in the car. And then you know, based on the reporting that we did over the next two weeks. It seems like this guy had a typical day at work at this NGO. You know, his colleagues and his family said he was driving around helping to deliver food to refugees, Basically, so what the military may have interpreted from the drone feed as suspicious was just a normal day. We got camera footage from the office that showed him filling up some water jugs. To put the trunk of his car and he was taking at home to his family because they had run out of water. There wasn't water deliveries at the collapse the government so we didn't find any link dances..

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"chris nichols" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"From NPR and W bur I'm Scott Tong. And I'm talking. Mostly it's here. And now voters in California are answering to questions today. Should Governor Gavin Newsom be removed from office, and if so, who should take his place? Millions of Californians have already cast their ballots in this closely watched recall election. It's a rare chance for Republicans to seize control in a deep blue state. Cap radios. Chris Nichols has the latest Chris Welcome. Hi. Great to be here. Great to have you There's this narrative tug of war, so to speak on what this recall is actually about. Can you remind us why this particular recall effort picked up steam? Well, this recall effort picked up steam, probably because of Newsom's strict covid policies. The supporters of the recall say that the governor went too far when it comes to mask mandates business closures during the pandemic, but I think it's also important to remember That this specific recall effort actually started before the pandemic. So Newsom has had certainly opponents. Republicans don't agree with his policies. Across the board, not just as covid restrictions right? Republicans say it's about the issues and how Newsom has governed. The state Democrats say it's an attempt by Republicans to actually take over the state of California. You've been talking to voters. What are you hearing about the basis of their vote? What is this recall really about for them? I have. I spoke this morning with 39 year old Woodland, California resident Justin Smith. He says that the governor's handling of the pandemic really influenced his Yes. Vote on the recall. I think we've seen the strictest lockdowns pretty much in the country, My mom. Took her life in February, largely because of the anxiety.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WBUR

"Preliminary will narrow the field down to two candidates for the November election has of nine a.m. a little more than 4%, or 18,000. Voters had cast ballots in Boston. Governor Charlie Baker wants more federal guidance about Covid booster shots, he says discussions about boosters have been quote all over the place. Baker says he's hoping to learn more at a conference call with via administration today. State lawmakers are holding a hearing today on a number of bills involving rights and benefits for ride hailing drivers. One bill filed by state Senator Jason Lewis would allow for drivers for companies. Like uber and lift to collectively bargain for pay, anti discrimination rights and other benefits. Another bill would require transportation network companies to pay drivers at least 80% of the fares from each ride. State Department of Environmental Protection Audit shows local officials have failed to successfully investigate the spread of the forever P fast chemicals at the Cape Card. Gateway Airport. State investigators found the airport did not do enough testing or fully document where materials containing the chemicals Have been used forecast has mostly sunny skies today highs in the mid seventies right now, 71 degrees in Boston, where funded by you, our listeners and by Fisher Investments, Fisher Investments is a fiduciary, which means they always put clients interests First. Fisher Investments clearly different money management investing in securities involves the risk of loss. From NPR and W bur I'm Scott Tong. And I'm Tanya Mosley. It's here. And now voters in California are answering to questions today. Should Governor Gavin Newsom be removed from office and if so, who should take his place? Millions of Californians have already cast their ballots in this closely watched recall election. It's a rare chance for Republicans to seize control in a deep blue state cap radios. Chris Nichols has the latest Chris welcome. I agreed to be here. Great to have you There's this narrative tug of war, so to speak on what this recall is actually about. Can you remind us why this particular recall effort picked up steam? Well, this recall effort picked up steam, probably because of Newsom's strict covid policies. The supporters of the recall say that the governor went too far when it comes to mask mandates business closures during the pandemic, but I think it's also important to remember That this specific recall effort actually started before the pandemic. So Newsom has had certainly opponents. Republicans don't agree with his policies across the board. Not just his covid restrictions right? Republicans say it's about the issues and how Newsom has governed. The state Democrats say it's an attempt by Republicans to actually take over the state of California. You've been talking to voters. What are you hearing about the basis of their vote? What is this recall really about for them? I have. I spoke this morning with 39 year old Woodland, California resident Justin Smith. He says that the governor's handling of the pandemic really influenced his Yes. Vote on the recall. I think we've seen.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on KCRW

"Glazer with his KCRW news update. Millions of Californians have already voted in the recall election by mail or through early in person voting. So how long is it going to take for us to get the results? From Sacramento Cap radios, Chris Nichols reports. We should get some partial results shortly after the polls close at eight p.m. on election night, But that's just the beginning. Those initial results will come from the millions of vote by mail ballots sent in and tabulated before election Day. More than seven million have been sent in as of late last week. Polling expert and Democrat Paul Mitchell says that first batch will likely favor Newsom. We definitely are seeing that in this early vote this 2 to 1 Democratic over Republican advantage late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Counties will publish the results of the in person voting from Election Day, a batch that could be more favorable to recalling the governor. If we see a big swing in that election day vote. I think you might have some people kind of pausing and not calling the race right away. The third wave of ballots is from voters who dropped them in the mail on election day. Those could take days to arrive. But must be counted as long as they are postmarked by eight p.m. On Tuesday, Mitchell adds that turnout among Latinos and young voters could have a large impact on the recall. Kim Alexander of the California Voter Foundation says there's no way to predict exactly when we'll know the outcome. If it's very close than you're going to have to wait Possibly all the way towards the end of the certification period, which is 30 days after election Day. If the recall is successful, the new governor would be sworn in on October 22nd. You can hear the early recall election results along with analysis starting at nine tonight. Here on KCRW, you're listening to morning Edition..

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"chris nichols" Discussed on The Future of X

The Future of X

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on The Future of X

"Arable land needs a drastic investment in farming practices that reintroduced carbon into the soil and help it retain that carbon for a long time. We call that regenerative agriculture. So how do we do that. Well this is a podcast about the future but to answer that question we i have to go back to the past. I come from an indigenous community and we've been in the same place for thousands of years like if you're in a place for very very very long time having a system that doesn't regenerate itself is not even an option a day. Romero brioni is director of native agriculture and food systems at the first nations development institute and a member of the co- chidi and kiowa nations indigenous. People have been using regenerative practices for thousands of years but now methods like no till farming and using cover crops to protect the soil from the sun are growing more popular so is planting diverse ecosystems together instead of using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We can't talk about regenerative agriculture. If we don't about the alteration of land ways we can't talk about regenerative systems if we don't talk about the destruction of the salmon who like spent generations and generations and generations of their nationhood building the fertility of the soil in places like california. So what do salmon have to do with soil. Well you've heard about. The salmon runs in the pacific northwest when salmon swim upstream to spawn. They carry inland all the nutrients from the fish and krill. The aided see when they die. Their bodies nourished the soil. America's redwoods rely on the salmon. It is just one example of the soil being an integral part of an entire ecosystem days familiar with the term regenerative agriculture. But she has her own term for it we call it like lifeways like the way you eat the way you generate your food. The you respond to your environment are all part of the same epistemology of being in the world and it's like a life fli and we have operated in these places under extreme conditions and survives and continue to survive in these places that knowledge is invaluable and so to me. The future farming is indigenous if indigenous communities have been farming the land for thousands of years in ways that regenerate soil. You may be wondering how he ended up with a food system that could compromise our ability to eat in the future. It started with a noble purpose. The desire to feed people. And with a geneticist and plant pathologist named norman borlaug who in nineteen seventy was awarded the nobel prize for his efforts and his perspective was. How do we stop people from starving. This is dr. Chris nichols a soil. Microbiologist while feeding hungry planet is a worthy and necessary goal. it's been done in a way. That extracts carbon from the soil soil is sand silt and clay bound to carbon hydrogen and oxygen and when you lose that carbon component to it. That's what changes the soil from being able to support life to becoming dirt. That isn't going to support life. Industrial agriculture has been extracting carbon from the ground. Wasteful amounts ever since what conventional agriculture has done over time is they have really depleted the face of planet earth from soil. It's a bleak picture so much for norman borlaug green revolution. Chris nichols again. I am extremely worried about the condition of soil globally again life as we know it is dependent upon having soil and soil impacts the food source for much all of the organisms that we see on the planet today so we know that carbon that is soil that organic matter is a natural cleaner filter for being able to remove pollutants so for us to have clean air clean water and food. We need to have soil soils develop slowly. Topsoil that upper most productive layer takes over five hundred years to form an evolves in response to the climate terrain and organisms touching in topsoil is disappearing at an alarming rate. We lose one.

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The Future of X

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on The Future of X

"Arable land needs a drastic investment in farming practices that reintroduced carbon into the soil and help it retain that carbon for a long time. We call that regenerative agriculture. So how do we do that. Well this is a podcast about the future but to answer that question we i have to go back to the past. I come from an indigenous community and we've been in the same place for thousands of years like if you're in a place for very very very long time having a system that doesn't regenerate itself is not even an option a day. Romero brioni is director of native agriculture and food systems at the first nations development institute and a member of the co- chidi and kiowa nations indigenous. People have been using regenerative practices for thousands of years but now methods like no till farming and using cover crops to protect the soil from the sun are growing more popular so is planting diverse ecosystems together instead of using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We can't talk about regenerative agriculture. If we don't about the alteration of land ways we can't talk about regenerative systems if we don't talk about the destruction of the salmon who like spent generations and generations and generations of their nationhood building the fertility of the soil in places like california. So what do salmon have to do with soil. Well you've heard about. The salmon runs in the pacific northwest when salmon swim upstream to spawn. They carry inland all the nutrients from the fish and krill. The aided see when they die. Their bodies nourished the soil. America's redwoods rely on the salmon. It is just one example of the soil being an integral part of an entire

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"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:34 min | 2 years ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Oh, privacy, simplified. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King in Washington, D C and I'm Leila Fadel in Culver City, California Military officials say the U. S withdrawal from Afghanistan is now 90% complete. And while U. S officials say they will continue to support Afghan military, a spat has broken out about how the U. S forces withdrew from the last big base Bagram airfield. To talk about this and the way ahead in Afghanistan is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Good morning, Tom. Hey, Leila. So, Tom, what happened at Bagram? There are reports the Americans flew out in the dead of night without telling the Afghan military right and that's what the Afghan commander at Bagram is saying. He said he heard rumours the Americans were leaving and woke up in the morning to find them gone. Looters broke in grab some equipment kind of ransacked the place now. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is saying that senior Afghan in military personnel were informed a couple of days before There was even a tour of the facility. During that time. Another official told me that tour was for the Afghan civilian aviation authority. So again, the Pentagon says Afghans were informed but not given the precise timing of U. S departure for security reasons. The Americans have not only been concerned about possible Taliban attacks as a lead, but also so called insider attacks from Afghan troops. So with 90% of the withdrawal complete what's next? Well. The next step is some type of ceremony in the next couple of weeks with the U. S Commander General Scott Miller. He'll turn over authority to the top American officer for the region, General Frank McKenzie, who would then have the power to authorise airstrikes against Al Qaeda or the Islamic state targets. And possibly strike Taliban targets. Although US officials continue to point out the Afghans have their own air force, so they presumably could handle that job. It will still be some 650 US troops remaining as a security force for the embassy as well as Kabul airport. And of course, that security force is there because Taliban forces are on the move and could threaten Kabul. No, that's absolutely right. The Taliban are capturing more and more territory all over the country. Threatening city centers, cutting off major roadways and top Afghan generals vowed to prevent that. But so far things are only getting worse. Some U. S officials Predict more districts to fall like dominoes. And there is concern also that Kabul itself could fall. And if that begins to happen, Leila you could see a real rush for the exits. Embassies would either close or drastically reduced staff. Some, of course, have raised the specter of Vietnam in 1975 in the sudden departure there, but One, Capitol Hill staffer said. A better analogy is actually Beirut when that country erupted into warring factions, a civil war in the 19 eighties and U. S Marines and the embassy were attacked. So another big story ahead is evacuating Afghans who worked for the Americans putting their lives at risk, some of them anything new on that. Well, you know, we haven't heard much, but the Clark clearly is taking the State Department is in the lead on that, and the Pentagon is also ready to help if asked. Now. The plan is to move those Afghans and many thousands of them to a third country to process them for special US visas, possibly to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north. Afghanistan or maybe to one of the Middle East countries. But again, we keep hearing about planning, but no final word. And when this will happen A lot depends, of course on the security situation, especially in Kabul. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Thank you. You're welcome. Millions of people in this country are behind on their rent payments because of the pandemic, and as a result, many landlords with smaller properties are struggling to pay their bills to here's Chris Nichols of Cap Radio in Sacramento. Before the pandemic. Ravi Kahlon and her husband, Raja Jagger, decent owned six rental properties, including some duplexes in Sacramento and the Bay Area, So we have a room here that you can look at. They say their goal is to provide housing the community can afford. But after the economy shut down, four of their nine tenants stopped paying rent entirely. September We didn't get rent. October we didn't November, December, January, February March March. So that's $28,000 in just one county. Without this revenue, the couple says they use personal savings to pay for repairs, property taxes and their mortgages. But jagged, Ihsan says that approach just isn't sustainable. We want to provide clean, safe housing for people. I mean, we need to at least make the numbers work out more than a year into the pandemic. The bills are continuing to pile up for small landlords who owned nearly half the rental units in America and often provide housing that's affordable for middle and lower income renters. But as of this month, landlords still can't ask courts to remove tenants who aren't paying. That's because the federal government recently extended its eviction moratorium through the end of July. California continued its eviction ban through the end of September. But many renters can apply.

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KCRW

05:38 min | 2 years ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King in Washington, D C and I'm Leila Falled in in Culver City, California Military officials say the U. S withdrawal from Afghanistan is now 90% complete. And while U. S officials say they will continue to support Afghan military, a spat has broken out about how the U. S forces withdrew from the last big base Bagram airfield. To talk about this and the way ahead in Afghanistan is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Good morning, Tom. Hey, Leila. So, Tom, what happened at Bagram? There are reports the Americans flew out in the dead of night without telling the Afghan military right and that's what the Afghan commander at Bagram is saying. He said he heard rumours the Americans were leaving and woke up in the morning to find them gone. Looters broke in grab some equipment kind of ransacked the place now. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is saying that senior Afghan in military personnel were informed a couple of days before There was even a tour of the facility. During that time. Another official told me that tour was for the Afghan civilian aviation authority. So again, the Pentagon says Afghans were informed but not given the precise timing of U. S departure for security reasons. The Americans have not only been concerned about possible Taliban attacks as they lead but also so called insider attacks from Afghan troops. So with 90% of the withdrawal complete what's next? Well. The next step is some type of ceremony in the next couple of weeks with the U. S Commander General Scott Miller. He'll turn over authority to the top American officer for the region, General Frank McKenzie, who would then have the power to authorise airstrikes against Al Qaeda or the Islamic state targets. And possibly strike Taliban targets. Although US officials continue to point out the Afghans have their own air force, so they presumably could handle that job. It will still be some 650 US troops remaining as a security force for the embassy as well as Kabul airport. And of course, that security force is there because Taliban forces are on the move and could threaten Kabul. No, that's absolutely right. The Taliban are capturing more and more territory all over the country. Threatening city centers, cutting off major roadways and top Afghan generals vowed to prevent that. But so far things are only getting worse. Some U. S officials Predict more districts to fall like dominoes. And there is concern also that Kabul itself could fall. And if that begins to happen, Leila you could see a real rush for the exits. Embassies would either close or drastically reduced staff. Some, of course, have raised the specter of Vietnam in 1975 in the sudden departure there, but you know, one Capitol Hill staffer said A better analogy is actually Beirut when that country erupted into warring factions, a civil war In the 19 eighties, and U. S. Marines and the embassy were attacked. So another big story ahead is evacuating Afghans who worked for the Americans putting their lives at risk, some of them anything new on that. Well, you know, we haven't heard much, but the Clark clearly is taking the State Department is in the lead on that, and the Pentagon is also ready to help if asked. Now. The plan is to move those Afghans so many thousands of them to a third country to process them for special US visas, possibly to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north. Of Afghanistan or maybe to one of the Middle East countries. But again, we keep hearing about planning, but no final word. And when this will happen A lot depends, of course on the security situation, especially in Kabul. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Thank you. You're welcome. Millions of people in this country are behind on their rent payments because of the pandemic, and as a result, many landlords with smaller properties are struggling to pay their bills to here's Chris Nichols of Cap Radio in Sacramento. Before the pandemic. Ravi Kahlon and her husband, Raja Jagga, decent owned six rental properties, including some duplexes in Sacramento and the Bay Area, So we have a room here that you can look at. They say their goal is to provide housing the community can afford. But after the economy shut down, four of their nine tenants stopped paying rent entirely. September We didn't get rent. October we didn't November, December, January, February March March. So that's $28,000 in just one county. Without this revenue, the couple says they use personal savings to pay for repairs, property taxes and their mortgages. But jagged, Ihsan says that approach just isn't sustainable. We want to provide clean, safe housing for people. I mean, we need to at least make the numbers work out more than a year into the pandemic. The bills are continuing to pile up for small landlords who owned nearly half the rental units in America and often provide housing that's affordable for middle and lower income renters. But as of this month, landlords still can't ask courts to remove tenants who aren't paying. That's because the federal government recently extended its eviction moratorium through the end of July. California continued its eviction ban through the end of September. But many renters can apply for 100% background, which will ease the situation somewhat. What do we want? No addiction. When do we want it? At rallies.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Situation somewhat. What do we want? No addiction. When do we wanted at rallies like this one in Sacramento this spring, tenant advocates pushed for the bands to stay in place. They say they're needed because Just a fraction of the billions of dollars in state and federal rent relief has gone out to those affected by Covid 19. But economists say the eviction ban puts a huge weight on small landlords, especially those whose rental income has dried up given the red hot real estate market. They say some might just sell and get out of the rental business altogether. Homes are selling very quickly, almost no matter what condition they're in that Zillow senior economist Jeff Tucker and therefore that is attempting window of opportunity. Especially for a small time landlord to cash out and sell that home. Those sales are happening, but not to other mom and pop owners, says Russell Lowry, who heads the California Rental Housing Association, which represents landlords. We believe where shifting the landlord mix from smaller to corporate. That shift could mean fewer entry level rental options. Renter advocates like Shanty Singh of tenants together, say they also want to avoid more corporate ownership, which can be less forgiving to renters. We definitely don't want to see a further consolidation of property in the hands of corporate landlords. We have been fighting that back in Sacramento, Small landlord Raja Jagga Diesen says He and his wife ended up selling half their properties. He says they couldn't make the numbers work. We're not getting any rent from property X, but we are bleeding money every month, and so then we have to make those hard decisions like I think we have to sell. And that happened not once. Not twice, but three times, he says. One went to a young couple who plan to live at the home, taking it off the rental market. Another went to an investor. Jagged, Easton says, will likely slap some paint on it and then raise the rent for NPR news. I'm Chris Nichols.

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"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:31 min | 2 years ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King in Washington, D C and I'm Leila Fadel in Culver City, California Military officials say the U. S withdrawal from Afghanistan is now 90% complete. And while U. S officials say they will continue to support the Afghan Afghan military, a spat has broken out. About how the U. S forces withdrew from the last big base Bagram airfield to talk about this and the way ahead in Afghanistan is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Good morning, Tom. Leila. So, Tom, what happened at Bagram? There are reports the Americans flew out in the dead of night without telling the Afghan military right and that's what the Afghan commander at Bagram is saying. He said he heard rumours the Americans were leaving and woke up in the morning to find them gone. Looters broke in grab some equipment kind of ransacked the place now. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is saying that senior Afghan in military personnel were informed a couple of days before There was even a tour of the facility. During that time. Another official told me that tour was for the Afghan civilian aviation authority. So again, the Pentagon says Afghans were informed but not given the precise timing of U. S departure for security reasons. The Americans have not only been concerned about possible Taliban attacks as a lead, but also so called insider attacks from Afghan troops. So with 90% of the withdrawal complete What's next? Well. The next step is some type of ceremony in the next couple of weeks with the U. S Commander General Scott Miller. He'll turn over authority to the top American officer for the region, General Frank McKenzie, who would then have the power to authorise airstrikes against Al Qaeda or the Islamic state targets. And possibly strike Taliban targets. Although US officials continue to point out the Afghans have their own air force, so they presumably could handle that job. It will still be some 650 US troops remaining as a security force for the embassy as well as Kabul airport. And of course, that security force is there because Taliban forces are on the move and could threaten Kabul. No, that's absolutely right. The Taliban are capturing more and more territory all over the country. Threatening city centers, cutting off major roadways and top Afghan generals vowed to prevent that. But so far things are only getting worse. Some U. S officials Predict more districts to fall like dominoes. And there is concern also that Kabul itself could fall. And if that begins to happen, Leila you could see a real rush for the exits. Embassies would either close or drastically reduced staff. Some, of course, have raised the specter of Vietnam in 1975 in the sudden departure there, but One, Capitol Hill staffer said. A better analogy is actually Beirut when that country erupted into warring factions, a civil war in the 19 eighties and U. S Marines and the embassy were attacked. So another big story ahead is evacuating Afghans who worked for the Americans putting their lives at risk, some of them anything new on that. Well, you know, we haven't heard much, but the Clark clearly is ticking. The State Department is in the lead on that, and the Pentagon is also ready to help if asked. Now. The plan is to move those Afghans so many thousands of them to a third country to process them for special US visas, possibly to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north. Afghanistan or maybe to one of the Middle East countries. But again, we keep hearing about planning, but no final word. And when this will happen A lot depends, of course on the security situation, especially in Kabul. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman. Thank you. You're welcome. Millions of people in this country are behind on their rent payments because of the pandemic, and as a result, many landlords with smaller properties are struggling to pay their bills to here's Chris Nichols of Cap Radio in Sacramento. Before the pandemic. Ravi Kahlon and her husband, Raja Jagga, decent owned six rental properties, including some duplexes in Sacramento and the Bay Area, So we have a room here that you can look at. They say their goal is to provide housing the community can afford. But after the economy shut down, four of their nine tenants stopped paying rent entirely. September. We didn't get rent. October. We didn't November, December, January, February March, so that's $28,000 in just one county. Without this revenue, the couple says they use personal savings to pay for repairs, property taxes and their mortgages. But jagged, Ihsan says that approach just isn't sustainable. We want to provide clean, safe housing for people. I mean, we need to at least make the numbers work out. More than a year into the pandemic. The bills are continuing to pile up for small landlords who owned nearly half the rental units in America and often provide housing that's affordable for middle and lower income renters. But as of this month, landlords still can't ask courts to remove tenants who aren't paying. That's because the federal government recently extended its eviction moratorium through the end of July. California continued its eviction ban through the end of September. But many renters can apply for 100% background, which will ease the.

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KCRW

07:57 min | 2 years ago

"chris nichols" Discussed on KCRW

"Stunning day in Washington, where lawmakers have reconvened at the U. S Capitol building this hour, several hours after pro Trump insurgents stormed the building as lawmakers were tallying the election votes. President elect Joe Biden. Meanwhile, young woman who was shot inside the Capitol building has died. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more Washington D. C. Metro Police Department spokeswoman Kristin Metzger has confirmed the death. There are no immediate details on the young woman's identity, and police say the incident remains under investigation. The shooting took place as a mob of pro trump insurrectionists broke through police lines and forced their way into the Capitol building as lawmakers were Italian President elect Joe Biden's election victory. The riders swarm through the halls. They've broken the law makers offices and even forced their way on to the house and Senate floors. The FBI, the National Guard and other state and federal law enforcement agencies were sent to help the U. S. Capitol. Police restore order and secure the building. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington More than six hours after mobs attacked the Capitol, lawmakers have resumed debating the Republican challenge to Joe Biden's election victory and brief comments. Nice President Mike Pence, calls it a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. We condemn the violence that took place here. In the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life. In these hallowed halls. As well as the injury suffered by those Defended our capital today, a woman shot inside the capital as we mentioned by US police has died. She was among those who stormed the building. Meanwhile, D. C Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a citywide curfew that runs until six tomorrow morning. Stocks finish mixed on Wall Street Today, major tech companies fell with Apple, Microsoft and Amazon trading lower the Dow gained 437 points up nearly 1.5%. Tech heavy NASDAQ Lost 6/10 of a percent. This is NPR man on a Wednesday, January 6th. This is KCRW. Emily Re peral. There were pro Trump protests at state capitals around the country Today. Cabaret Does Chris Nichols reports the California Highway Patrol. Says its officers were prepared for demonstrators outside the state Capitol in Sacramento. The CHP provides security outside the capital. A spokesperson said The agency worked with local police and had officers ready to respond to protect both people and property. No permits were issued for the rally, which resulted in some confrontations with police, but no breaches of the building. State lawmakers and their staff were advised to work from home. In a statement, the secretary of the state Senate, said she appreciated the work of the CHP and capital sergeants who keep the area safe for employees who must work there in person at this camp, Rita's Chris Nichols reporting L, a County and now seeing more than 200 deaths per day due to coronavirus County health official characterized what we're seeing as a disastrous increase in the number of people with severe covert 19 today. County confirmed 258 new deaths due to the virus and recorded more than 11,800 new covert cases are released from the county says people who were otherwise healthy are now dying from the virus because of a chance encounter with somebody carrying covert 19. But is the numbers remain dire? More people are being vaccinated well over 100,000 health care workers and people in long term care facilities have been inoculated more than 1600. People in L. A county have gotten a second dose of the fighter vaccine and are now fully vaccinated. Right now. There are 18 vaccination sites open throughout the county, with more slated to come online in the coming days. Officials say they hope to begin the next phase of inoculations in early February. Accusations of fraud and incompetence continue to tarnish California's Employment Development Department, the state agency. Processes unemployment benefits appears to be turning into a financial black hole. A new analysis commissioned by the E. D D itself has found that more than $42 million in jobless payments were made to jail and prison inmates. Out of state Kcrw's Terry Glacier with more. It was bad enough when reports surfaced last month that the E D D had paid $400 million in jobless benefits to prisoners in California, some on death row. Now, a new study finds the agency paid out millions more to inmates in places like Florida, Nevada and Illinois, boosting the total of unemployment funds scam from the state to as much as $4 billion, and that could keep going up. L A Times reports. The analysis used a database of inmates from more than 2000 lockups across the country and compared it to unemployment application submitted in California. But that inmate database did not include a number of states history. Glaser reporting support for NPR come from Amazon Studios. With the film herself from the director of the Iron Lady comes a story of a young mother, who, against all odds creates a home for her daughter's with unexpected help starts January 8th on prime video and tableau. Voting analytics designed for people to find the insights needed to solve today's complex challenges and the resiliency to drive business forward. Maura tableau dot com slash NPR. It's all things considered from NPR news. Mary Louise Kelly in Atlanta, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. Well at this hour, both the House and Senate are back at work under intense security. Hours after pro Trump extremist stormed the capital building, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed what happened as House debate on the electoral college votes resumed a short time ago. Have will be in order. Chair will address the chamber. Today. Shameful thought was made on our democracy. Cannot, however, deter us from my responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden and Camilla Harr's President Trump urged his supporters to head to the capital today, and even after violence broke out, he stood by them. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis joins us now. Hi, Sue. Hey, Elsa. So what has the mood been like as as lawmakers have resumed business tonight. You know, if you had not paid attention to the television today and just tuned in tonight, it is resumed debate. The House and Senate are back in session. Republicans and Democrats going back and forth over the electoral college results there. We still expect there to be some objections. I would say. Overall, the mood has been fairly somber of members of recognized how serious today was the threat that it posed and a lot of calls for unity to assert the election as they were set out to do today, and overwhelmingly lawmakers wanted to come into back to session tonight. There was no disagreement. Members wanted to come in. They wanted the country to see them doing their jobs to see them on the floor of the house and Senate and to get this done. Show that they could not be deterred. Well, where do things stand right now? In the process of counting the electoral college votes, you know, there's still have a long way to go there. On Lee on Arizona, they still have 48 more states in the electoral count certification process that goes alphabetical by state. It was an initial objection raised to the Arizona count. There are still in their debate time for that. It's a maximum of two hours. This was an objection raised by Paul Ghosts are of Arizona that was second in in the Senate by Ted Cruz of Texas. Have to exhaust this debate. And then both chambers have to vote on it. It will be rejected, and then they go back into joint session and we'll continue their way through the alphabetical list of states in order. The question is, Will there be any other objections? There has been some news tonight. Several senators who were initially going to object to the electoral college results have withdrawn their objections, notably Georgia Senator Kelly Leffler, who lost her own. Reelection campaign yesterday was going to object to the Georgia results, and she declared on the floor that she could no longer in good conscience do that, But we still know that at least Roger Marshall of Kansas and Josh Holly of Missouri. You intend to continue with their objections, so we know we will have at least one more objection likely for the state of Pennsylvania..

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