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Cree author David A. Robertson on writing everything from graphic novels to a memoir
"I want to go to my trap line one last time he says. I cannot breathe. I know he hasn't been to his trap line for almost seven decades. We've been on a journey as father and son for thirty years, and for the first time, it feels like we've found our destination. And I think maybe we've been headed there all this time. Whatever choose exists between us. The end of our journeys in front of us. That's David Robertson reading from Blackwater, family legacy and blood memory. One of three books he has coming out this fall. To say, he's prolific is a bit of an understatement. The cree writer based in Winnipeg started writing in two thousand and nine and has already published more than twenty titles from the Governor General Award Winning Picture Book when we were alone to his graphic novel series the reckoner to his first novel, the evolution of Alice published in two thousand fourteen it seems like he can write in any genre for any age group. David Robertson is my guest on the show today. Thanks so much for being here, David All. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure. So this month you published your most personal book to date a memoir called Blackwater family legacy and blood memory, which we just heard a bit from. And it chronicles the story of Your Dad's returned to the family trap line Norway House creed nation in northern. Manitoba. So first off most people wait until they're a lot older to write a memoir So why did you want to write now? Yeah. That's a great question and there's there's probably a bunch that goes into that answer. One of them is that you know I've been talking about my dad and I for the last eleven years ever since I was a published writer I found that when I was public speaking all of my talk somehow came back to my father and I and and he's played such a big role in. My own development my understanding of you know who I am as cree person. There's one time I was giving this lecture at University of Manitoba couple years ago where I was the same thing talking about my life in my father and our relationship, and then a professor came up to me after and said, you really have to write this down and so. Money as a writer I'd never thought about writing actually my own story and that really kind of jog something me were. I decided that that was something I. needed to do. The other part of it is that you know my father at the time was declining I mean he was still himself and he was still my dad but he we knew that our time with him a short it was getting shorter and I really wanted to start working on this because it was something I always wanted to do I wanted. To document his life and and our relationship the teachings he gave me for myself and for my family and so all of this kind of came together and made me feel this agency to write the story now, and certainly when we went to the trap line together two years ago, it felt like the framing for the story had happened because I think it was where we were journeying to. All these years together. That's that's where we were going to and so when we got there, it felt like the right time to document everything that had happened between us and in our own lives and teams like such a special trip to be able to go on. Yeah I mean it was I I. Don't know if I could even put it into words. I. Tried my best in the book but it was blackberries in the title of the book and I really did feel that blood member was something that played a big role into why Blackwater why this trap line my dad grew up on felt home to me as soon as I stepped off the boat onto the land. I just felt like I'd come home and I, know that watching dad, you know amble up the inclined towards this big boulder in the middle of this clearing I know he felt like he was home to it was incredibly emotional intensity emotional moment for us and it turned out that it was the only time it could have happened because you know dad passed away just this past December and it made me even more grateful for spending that time with him and being able to write. About that experience through his words in my own and did you learn anything you know anything about yourself while writing a memoir I know that you know when you when you go into material like this, you sort of have to dig back in sort of excavate your own life and sort of reexamine things maybe in a new perspective did you learn anything about yourself? Yeah. I think anytime you revisit your past and learn more about the people who came before you. You're inevitably going to learn more about who you. Are you know I've always said and I've learned from my dad, the process of you know understanding ourselves and who we are that journey starts well, before we were born starts with understanding who came before you and know certainly in this book, it talks about my grandmother and my dad and their lives before I was born and my dad's after I was born and all of that plays into forming a sense of identity. It helps to you to understand more about yourself and there's things in even researching this book that. I learned that kind of. Forced me to re contextualize my life in my identity. No. When I was a kid I, always believed that my parents drew grew up intentionally raising me to be non indigenous to protect me from. You know what they felt would have experienced growing up in the city in. Winnipeg. As a cre- kid and in the process of researching this book and a lot of that research was just sitting down with my dad spending hours with him talking he said that's not true. I. I never wanted to tell you what it meant to be original. But I never told you that I didn't want you to be my goal was to model that for you. But to give you the tools that you need to figure out for yourself and one of the things that always sticks with me as you said, how to teach you how to be crea- you are cre-. So nothing I can say can make you more or less cre-. Your journey is defined what that means. For Self and his role was to kind of guide me in a way to that understanding and I think he did that.
DOJ calls on San Francisco to end pandemic policy on places of worship
"Is calling on Mayor Breed to end San Francisco's policy of allowing one person at a time into places of worship. Saying it may violate the First Amendment. Chronicle reports A letter sent today to Mayor Breed says the policy is quote Holy at odds with this nation's traditional understanding of religious liberty. The letter calls on Mayor Breed to change San Francisco's policies in a way that would treat Places of worship similarly to secular businesses, many of which are allowed to serve groups of people. Police in
John Belushi Doc 'Belushi' to Open Chicago International Film Festival
"Chicago International Film Festival has announced its lineup 56 annual Chicago International Film Festival includes seven world premieres. 58 feature films and nine short program screening, both virtually and in Pilsen Stride Town movie Driving the previously announced opening night film will be the world premiere of feature documentary Belushi, which chronicles the celebrated career and untimely death of Chicago native son John Belushi. It's from hearing on Wednesday. October 14th. The film festival runs from the 14th two Sunday October 25th Lisa Fielding NewsRadio 105.9 FM
College Campuses Opened for Business, Now Scores of Students Have Covid-19
"This is on point Jane Clayson. We're talking with student newspaper editors about what college life is like in a pandemic and how the choices their schools have made are impacting students. My guest this hour Andy Thomason senior editor at the chronicle for Higher Education Andy. We were talking about the political sort of faultlines at play even in higher ed right now, this sort of red state blue state colleges in. Ryan States by Republicans are more likely to offer in person courses. It appears blue states or more online has that held steady throughout the opening here. It has but it's gotten more complex as states have to wrestle with. You know the consequences of reopening the public health numbers on campus and that sort of thing for instance, one of the first campuses to reopen the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had faced a mandate from the system to reopen but just I think about a week Yep after they had started classes, they were forced to shut down in effectively evacuate campuses. So the public health realities are definitely altering some of. That decision making and many colleges and universities are are not messing around they're cracking down on these large gatherings large parties at northeastern here in Boston they expelled students that gathered in a room together and there was no refund on the thirty six thousand dollars tuition Ohio state issued two, hundred, twenty, eight suspensions to students attended parties a give us some other examples of the disciplinary measures that colleges are taking now. Well, much of that action has actually been predominantly rhetorical sort of warning students saying this semester if it has to end early, it's on you. It's not on us. That's the message from administrators on many campuses there have been lots of suspensions at lots of campuses It actually helps sort of spur something of a backlash among others in the higher education community saying the students didn't make the decision to reopen it was the administrators and are you going To blame students for being students when they didn't really have a hand in these plans, some observers called it hypocritical well, right and and you know I've heard both sides, is it too much to ask college students to give up so much of their college experience and on the other hand you know be responsible put a mask socially distance. I mean there are two sides to this as there are more broadly speaking in the cultural conversation as a whole. That's absolutely true and yes, you can see both sides to it, and of course, in a pandemic, we all have to behave responsibly behaviors good public health citizens, but you have to realize and recognize this occurring in the larger context of institutions that have their own institutional priorities, financial, political, and cultural, and in some cases at least students have. Found themselves in the center of that and and facing some of the consequences.
'Space Hero:' Planned reality TV show wants to launch winner to International Space Station
"A new reality show promises to be ground breaking or should say, ground leaving space hero. Will chronicle the selection of a person to launch to the International space station deadline, says the U. S production company has secured a seat on a rocket in 2023 will be a border space six Falcon nine rocket with one of those crew dragon capsules, so the winner will get to spend 10 days on the international space station,
New reality show promises to send winner into space for 10 days
"Now, man, a huge sign up for this. I know there's a new reality show in development. Yes, I will rise like no other company called Space Hero has secured his seat on a 2023 mission to the international space station launching aboard a space X rocket deadline reports space hero will select an ordinary person to launch into space. Choosing someone who has a deep love for space exploration is probably competition's about vomiting. Just cause you know it's a reality show. The show will go on to chronicle the winner's preparation for launch into orbit there 10 days stay on the space station, and they're splash down on
Pompeo meets with Taliban political chief as Afghanistan peace talks begin
"Two decades of war, the Taliban and the Afghan government are beginning peace talks one day after the United States observed the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks that prompted US military involvement in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Qatar for the ceremonial opening of the negotiations, expressed hope that these talks would yield a democracy that is respectful. Of Afghanistan's rich cultural diversity. Of course, I can only urged these actions you will write the next chapter in Afghan history. I hope this chapter is one of reconciliation progress, not another chronicle of tears. And bloodshed. Issues include a permanent cease fire, the rights of women and minorities and the disarming of tens of thousands of Taliban fighters.
Pompeo meets with Taliban's political chief as historic Afghanistan peace talks begin in Qatar
"War. The Taliban in the Afghan Afghan government government are are now now in in talks talks of of peace. peace. Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo is is in in Qatar Qatar for for the the ceremonial ceremonial opening opening of of negotiations. negotiations. Pompeo Pompeo says says he he has has talks talks that that will will he hopes the talks will yield a democracy for Afghanistan that respects the diversity of the country. Of course, I can only urge these actions you will write the next chapter in Afghan history. Well, this chapter is one of reconciliation progress, not another chronicle of tears and bloodshed. Yesterday an
The National Anthem in Sports: What's Next?
"If you got an a time machine four years ago and set it for twenty twenty, your eyes would get wide for all kinds of reasons and the site of full teams superstars kneeling during the anthem with support from their coaches and owners and leaks. That would be one of the most startling. Players coaches. Game officials alike, all taking me in Orlando, our full moment before the game during the national anthem all of the players wearing black lives matter shirts most of them taking a knee including Naperville Central Alum Casey short and team made Julia. Earth's clearly emotions running high for both of them in that moment with a moment of silence here and respect pre-game in support of social justice seventeen different Texas rangers players took a knee during that moment including meadow door Robinson. Torino's NFL is kicking off tonight and whether you cosigned the venue of his protest or not Colin Kaepernick did prove something that both sides of the aisle can agree up. There is no ritual more sacred in American sports than the. Star spangled banner. It would be crazy to underestimate how it makes us feel. Fans as citizens on all kinds of levels, and if you're a musician performing the anthem, I'm testing the microphone check one, two, your the one who channels almost emotions and identities in that pregnant moment. Can you hear that John Batiste is from New Orleans. Say Julia. Grad. Who among many hats leads the band for the late show with Stephen Colbert. His latest take on the national anthem played before the first game of the NBA Restart in Orlando back in July. When players took the court amid questions of how they keep the focus on social justice from inside the bubble. Tonight's presentation of the national anthem has been recorded by musician producer activist and Louisiana Native John Booties. This great to be here. Thank you for having me. So I wanna know what went through your mind when you're contemplating how to perform this particular song at this particular moment. What did it mean to have this opportunity to remotely address this community amid a broader social movement in our country? Asking these questions of how we fit into society and what? Society owes us in what society continues to maintain the status quo have been questions that I've been wrestling with prior to. All of the social unrest that we're seeing. Wrestling with these questions in dealing with the dice, sport influences of black music and really chronicling my own personal experiences, a black man in America and as a musician from the south, and you know this this moment presented itself. And it really felt organic to step into it. The anthem really being this combination, this historical document if you will in our country. There's also there seems to be a flavor of like to my on educated yearly southern rap kind of feeling the beats that you put in there. There's the orchestra sound of drums. There's maybe some Hendrix. So I just want you to clarify what went into your arrangement. Era Pablo you heard a lot. So many strains of the black American experience. Me Bay from the south ahead of bounce being. That is something that I grew up here in all over the streets in New Orleans. I. Picked up the Guitar Midway through with this kind of nod to Jimi. Jimi Hendrix version from. Woodstock The Blues Music which came from sharecroppers and slaves that then evolved into rock and roll and RB. Adding that to the anthem with the classical timpanist and the cello being the counter line to what I was playing on the piano. Gives it this epic quality that I feel? I ask for a deserves. If. They were musicians. What kind of activism would my heroes portray in a moment like this o'hare? And Counter John Lewis. Out Gradually, but we wanted to be free now. mlk My poor little children. Will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of skin but by the content of character, I have a dream. Now, John Is there a particular rendition of the song throughout history that resonates with you. is so many but you have to pick Whitney. You know come on man. Yes. This was at ninety one super bowl at the beginning of the first. Gulf War. In ESPN history of that performance says the NFL wanted Whitney's version sped up and re recorded but. Whitney said No. WIT WITH KNEE HOUSTON. Sings the anthem the way that it should be saw. Law. John I gotta say the Marvin Gaye Nineteen Eighty three NBA all star game anthem that is the one song I have played at a party and people weren't immediately sure what it was, but they were down man it took like maybe ten seconds you realize wait a minute this is the star spangled better I-. Marvins version of the anthem shows you. that. You know. I will culture and tradition to make lemonade. You. Could take something and you could filter it through the black. Experience. And what comes out on other side is just as soulful and is refreshing and as completely dope as anything.
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review
"With, the heart of an ad with tail and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama. The empress of salt and fortune is tightly and lushly written narrative about empire storytelling and the anger of women a young royal from the far north sent south for a political marriage alone in sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles horr- is to power through the eyes of her handmaiden at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy. That's I remember when this book got a buzz. The Library Journal said it was the day of the month buzzfeed said it was A. Pretty much like the fantasy novel of Spring Twenty Twenty. So I was really excited about it plus handmaidens tail and a political drama. Yeah. Sure. That's that sounds like something that I'm really interested in. Yeah. I mean my main thing is. I don't know if the handmaidens hill comparison is that are descriptive of what this story really is because to me, it definitely was a pro woman story, but I don't really know if I got handed until vibes besides the fact that there's like a handmaiden it you know I actually got more of. The handmaiden, the Korean movie. I got more of that five because that movie is It's told multiple multiple perspectives and us the story is not what seems like and you kind of have to like piece together everyone's motives and how their plans and motives like fit together. So it kind of reminded me more of that movie. Yeah, which is also based on a book. It's based on the fingersmith Sarah Waters, which I highly recommend. It's it's great. Yeah. It's also queer, which is you know this book is also very Queer Zaveri Queer friendly story. There is a lot of different characters on all sides of the LGBTQ spectrum I guess we can start with just how the story is set up. So the story is told through I guess, would you call the second person narrative? Is that what this is or now I? It's third person narrative right? Actually it's third person and then when it switches to flashbacks, swin rabbit is telling the story that's first person right so but basically the main character or the protect I mean tonight even protectionist right like the. I guess perspective character. Through the story. The main character is a monk or in this world, a cleric named chief who is coated as a non binary they go by them pronouns and their. Magical. Talking Bird companion who is actually like a supercomputer right? To go there like a bird that can remember an archive everything it sees and hears you know I had to Google what a what a hoopoe was his Like through context clues was like, okay, it's a bird but what this bird? Looks like Google Google. It was I mean right off the bat and we can talk about this later. Now we want but it's this book is Novella it's really short. It's one hundred and twenty eight pages I wanNA say or it's it's less than a hundred pages I'll wet. Okay. So I just checked how many pages it was on kindle. It's one hundred twelve pages. Okay. So even less yeah, and in those short on a pages, it does a ton of world building and I know this is something that you and I have thoughts about. But like to me, I feel like it did a lot of world building through giving really sparse details. Requiring the reader to kind of fill in the blanks. Right off the bat, you have a talking bird which took me a while to figure it was a bird. you have supernatural hungry ghosts. Yeah. And like implied magic in the world to there's allusions to Mejia's and whether magic like we mentioned. So like right off the bat it Kinda throws you into this world that the reader has to figure out what's going on through context lose. Totally independent of the actual narrative because I think even without the like fantastical. Does also stand alone on its own as like A. Story of political intrigue. In. Rebellion Yeah.
Nancy Pelosi calls rule-flouting salon visit a 'setup'
"Well, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not apologetic about her recent visit to her hair salon in San Francisco. There's more to this that I'm not going into as to the motivation. Of a salon to say to make Yes, come in, and then They go from there. It was clearly a set up for more case, CBS News anchors Jeff Bell and Patty Rising, spoke with KCBS and chronicle instead of film, a tear to find out some of the back story. He'll give us your insider take on how this has played out. Well, I'm not sure if it was a set up for a walk in whatever you want to call it, You know, a few years back. I was talking with a Democratic political consultant who specializes in operas. Decision research. No, that's basically where you dig up embarrassing things on people. And he explained to me that you know if a politician blows through a million dollars on a bad building project that just goes over the voter's mind. But if you have a video of them or a picture of them, reaching into a piggy bank and taking a nickel, that's something everyone can understand, And that's what this is. It's only a nickel, but it's something that everyone understands. It's either I didn't get a haircut. I can't get a haircut. Why is she getting a haircut or a small business saying I can't open? I wanted to open. I'm following the rules. She wasn't in this hair salon, however you put it. It's not a good look. And I'm not sure she made it any better today. I want to talk to you about that. Because I found her response. Curious at least if she wanted the story to go away. Why not say whoops? You busted May I'm sorry, but instead saying that, you know she got tricked into it. It seems like it gave the story. More legs. Absolutely, which started out As we said, I said with reaching for coming out with a nickel a shiny nickel, and that's all it is. It's a nickel. Hey, no big deal. She turned it into a dime by not saying. I'm sorry I made a mistake and moving on that would have ended it and said she says it was a set up. They let me come in now. Granted, the owner of the salon could have said No, We're not opening up. We're not taking our customers. Even Nancy Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi should have also known the rules around San Francisco or the state of California. She Represents the district. This is probably the biggest topic going on right now. Short of the wildfires is the reopening and the tensions about who's gets to reopen. And who doesn't so, Patty? Yeah, ifyou're in it, stop digging. Just say I'm sorry. There may be more to this story will come out in time. But for right now I take responsibility and I'm sorry I made the mistake. That's not what you know, and in another time, this might blow over fairly quickly, but we are in the final stretch of especially contentious presidential election campaign. I imagine that Republicans will seize on this in broader ways. Well, Donald Trump already has. And it's a tit for tat because Nancy Pelosi in the past has made a point of Donald Trump not taking responsibility for his actions and saying it was a set up And now she's saying it now granted the It's not necessarily equal in the size of what's going on, but it becomes the tip protect. I'm not sure it's going to swing any election. I think a lot of people's minds and made up but what it does do It makes you think about elected people being different than you and I, and that's something that we could do less so it will use less of in this
Recording police brutality: how technology is driving the new civil rights movement
"Hey everybody seemingly from the verge cast really special interview episode this week yesterday the verge published feature package where calling capturing the police which was a months-long effort for almost everybody at the site to really interrogate the role of technology in the movement against police violence. The heart of the package is a feature where we talk to. People who had filmed the somewhat viral videos of police violence asking him why they did it. What happened next how they felt in the moment whether they would do it again, really contextualising these that we've seen over and over and over again we estimate videos. One is about a specific incidents with a specific set of men in Baytown Texas who filmed police violence and what happened next another one from the science team is about body cameras and police body cameras, and how they affect your perception. What's going on in some academic research that's come out about that. So I asked verge reporter, Steven and verge video producer, my calf, the two leaders of the site wide project To come on, say talk to me about the project what they learned in. Really I, keep thinking about this, the role that our phones are playing in changing our relationship to the and the government. I don't think any product manager or designer at a smartphone company ever thought that their products will be used in this way or create this moment. This is the direct intersection of technology and culture, which is something the virtuous. Investigate. So this is a really great conversation with John and Maria and a really big project. We're very proud of it that'd be read. Watch it here are John and Maria. Maria Abdul. John Steven Welcome to the virtuous easy doing well I. I'm doing great another beautiful day in. Quarantine Mario. How are you? I'm good. I'm very relieved that this really big thing that we have produced is out there. So now I get to. Take back and reflect de. So Youtube or the editorial leaders have big projects that four I would say two months we just called the police project I. Hope Everybody can see it on site. We're very proud of it in scope it looks at how people have been using technology to record the police record police behavior protests use technology and the tools to organizers protests to organize. The movement around police brutality, and then a lot of how those cameras in particular affect our relationship with the police. So it was a huge project and it looks like one big feature, a bunch of. Additional reports around that feature in two videos that my help produce. Let's start with where it came from. How did this project begin in? How did it take the shape that it ended up being on the site? That is very, very good question because. It was sort of such a big undertaking. We it started in a very different direction than it ended as I think a lot of large projects generally tend to. So it started with an idea, a sort of idea in the staff, one of our executive editor was like we should do something to capture the moment then it sort of fell on me to shape that idea. Which is, which is interesting sort of problem because I was very interested in. Working with the initial iteration of the of the project, but getting a chance to shape it meant that I had to think critically about sort of what what would fit the moment and what would capture the moment. Well, I would say so that's how we came came up with the idea of focusing on the people filming videos of police brutality because it felt like there was a section missing to the narrative that was Benjamin. Circulating around social media, which is to say, we don't really hear from those people like we hear a lot from from victims we hear from police officers, but we don't really hear from people who like the everyday people who are sort of in the line of fire and decide to make the very brave decision to pick up their phones and record and sh like shine light like shed light. On on this type of violence that really sort of goes undocumented because one of the things we police finances, it never really shows up police reports. Yeah. One thing that caught me is I say this a lot but this is a new way of using phones that fundamentally what's happening with with all of these if you look at our feature, we started at very intentionally with Rodney King. George holiday that the person who shot the Rodney King beating in the nineties using gigantic Sony eight millimeter cassette handicap which basically no one had those like some families WanNa had those. But the the that camera was present at that moment in time at one am on that corner to witness that thing was astoundingly improbable and as we've come to now, the presence of cameras is actually more likely than not in just the way people live their lives and so the decision to record seems at once. Easy simple. Everyone has a camera. It seems likely that everything will be recorded, but it also turns out to have dramatic consequences. Yeah. Yeah. I think one of the main threads which will I'm sure get into later is a lot of these people felt afraid of retaliation from the police because they posted on social media they sort of were indentifying themselves as targets, Samara and you pretty. Videos here how how did you pick the two together the verge video team did want in the verge science team did one how do we land in those two? So. At the first video and Ben Evita's. I initially saw the video on this very large like database of other videos, police brutality that had been collected, and that was being shared on twitter that we were using that we were looking through for this project, and when I first saw the video I serve noted it as something worthy. But because it had, it didn't happen at a protest. It wasn't the the video that I thought I was going to focus on but after just Justin Callum did the interview with Isaiah for the peace reporters feature in. Told me after he published the video, there had been an increased police surveillance in his life and that he was feeling a lot of anxiety and a Lotta paranoia since he published video. It just really struck me that he still even with all of the sphere and all this anxiety and what was happening he still wanted to talk to us because he had told Justin that he was interested in being part of the video project and so as soon as she told me that I spoke to him and as we sort of spoke, it was just. So clear that he understood the magnitude of recording and he understood the consequences that comes with it and yet still wanted to bring awareness to not only this moment but also what happens when you record the police? So that's how we landed on that video. So our second video on the role of body cams and capturing police brutality fell imperative that we would cover. It in that way given that it's not only bystander footage that is coming out of these recent protests. It's also a lot of body CAM footage in. So we thought it was important and imperative, and that verge science team thought it was imperative to also cover the role of camps and capturing police brutality, but also how they might actually influence how we perceive police. Violence. So it just added a different layer and a different impact to this larger piece. One thing that caught me about that and Addie has report that just is really stuck with me as we went through the project about how all these videos of protests and police violence are becoming a genre film, and as I read that and I watched the body cam video. It just occurred to me that we actually have to use of the formal language of film to describe what's happening here that the body cam is telling the story because it's one kind of camera it shows you one kind of it has a gaze and all these other cameras have another kind of perspective in it. I. Don't think we ever think about that as these videos is having maybe like that formal connection between what the cameras are doing and what you is the viewer perceived and that to me has been a very powerful through line of this whole project. Actually cameras are active participants in these stories and they shape the narrative. The same way that we we know this in every other situation where there's cameras camera shape the narrative, and they leave things out in a enhance other things and that to me I think there's going to be a big long cultural reckoning over the role of cameras in these moments because we don't really understand how that affects our blazing to the culture to the police to the state, and it's changing because the. Cameras Right now I mean it is ironic a little bit that this genre films started in Los Angeles. Well, that's the most cameras right and it's I mean like you know if you think about it that way it's like it makes sense that like Rodney, King beating was filmed by a person in Los Angeles and maybe not elsewhere but also I, think I think it's interesting that you bring up peace because i. I do think filmmakers understand this. And it is also I mean to to get not conspiratorial but to go a little bit off the rails which I still think it's in line but. The US government spends a not insignificant amount of money advising film makers were making films about the police and the military, and they do get some of these editorial. Editorial. Control some of the stuff. and. I think that perspective does shape the way that we see some of these institutions. Which is why I think it's very powerful that. People on the ground filming and they're making their own narratives about these institutions in real time. So let's start there. That's the that's the big feature. That's the piece reporters. It's eleven interviews with people who film police violence. I want to just immediately atop credit or creative director William troll and the engineer from the box media team Adler who built this thing it is beautiful is quite an experience to go through it. But the stories are actually of course, the most powerful thing. John, tell me about one thing you said to me at the very beginning of this project was this is the same story over and over again? Yes. And there's something about the volume of it that I think really brings it home feature came together and tell me hey, came to that realization and tell us what that story actually is. Yeah. So we interviewed a lot of people that was that was the hard part. One of the hardest parts of the projects was finding people who actually wanted to talk to us but I think we were using Greg sets list on twitter to find some of these people Shasta Greg I did actually interview him for. The you know that's a separate thing but yeah, I think I mean I. Think it's very it's interesting right because through these videos like they all have the same, the same beginning middle and end and. It's once you've see enough of them. It's very it's becomes predictable where the rising action in the falling action isn't purely film criticism terms I. Think the reason that we decided to go this route was because it adds context experience police violence like it's one of the things that like it really gives depth to what's going on and it's stuff that you don't normally see and the idea was to bring that sort of reality. Home to people reading, which is why the reason it's the same story every time and the reason that it's sort of like it was distracting actually at the beginning because I was like, okay, this is a different place. This is a different time. These are different people, but like chronicling the experience effective people in the same way, and that's why it was the same story every time because it's not every day that you see. Somebody who is like an officer? Who's who has sworn an oath to protect the public, just beating the shit out of. A peaceful protester and I think it's one of those things it sort of jars you out of complacency and I think for a lot of the people that we spoke to the interviews it seemed like these people were very sort of Shell. Shocked. They sort of knew the extent of the problem but a lot of them were just normal people who happen to be a protest and happened to be filming when stuff went down and so it was very strange reading these these. Reports from the ground like these eleven fourteen over and over again because. One of the reasons I think that it's important that we have the dateline like when it happened where it happened and like you know how many shares or whatever it, the the videos got was because it, it gave back some necessary context because again, if you're if you're reading this stuff in a vacuum if you're just reading reports. From. People who filmed the stuff it really does get eerily similar in for whatever it's worth videos are almost all at night. If they're usually chaotic and they all feel like are happening same place. Yeah. It's really strange and maybe they are I mean at least psychically speaking right like it's it is the same sort of mental place I think yeah and that was one of the notes as we were putting the thing together that we got from our editors was this we have to return some sense of place to it. So we we added that back in as you were kind of editing each of these individual vignettes. was there a theme that that really came out from each of the people? Was it? What what strikes me as as I watch all these videos there's just everyone has a phone out. Right like all the time it just seems like this instinct to have your phone out that to me is new. That's yeah. That's not how people thought ten years ago or twenty years ago I really do think that's in large part because of the power of social media because again, like the thing about social media, people dismiss it out of hand as like a bad and toxic place which a lot of the time it is like don't get me wrong. However, it is one of the only avenues for social change for people who are marginalized like it's a place where you can go to be heard. By by the institutions who would normally just have the power to ignore you and I think like police violence is one of those things where it is like it is sort of an abuse of power, right? It's one of these. It's like something that it won't show up on an incident report somebody like a cop like using their baton on a protester but if somebody films that and films like the circumstances where it where it happened how it happened like you you you you get a sense of whether or not this was justified and I think. A lot of the Times it's not and a lot of the Times that goes on reported and I think. People have seen that you can actually like get some measure of justice from these otherwise unaccountable institutions by sharing the stuff on social media because public pressure is still a thing and it's interesting that to go back to Isaiah Ben Evita's. He has video that officer fired like his him posting the video actually made a change at the very local level. In his town and I think I think that's a really important thing and I, that's that's sort of what's driving this stuff because again, institutions like the police were previously entirely unaccountable to the public. Mario I mean you, you are yourself filmmaker you talked to Isaiah how do you? How do you take that? That everyone is just instinctively pulling out their phone because they think it will lead to some some change down the road. I think what's interesting about Isiah specifically is that this video doesn't take place at a protest it. He was filming outside of a convenience store they were coming from a barbecue. They hadn't gone to protests recently, they were the at that moment they weren't planning necessarily planning on going to protest later that week however. In as the video begins, you hear him say I've got to get out and record this. You also hear his friends in the car say we've got a record this and yet when we interviewed them, it was the first time any of them had ever recorded police had ever been with other people who recording the police and I think that is largely part to seeing these videos. On twitter and on facebook of police violence being captured by by citizens being captured by civilians, and so they wanted to hold this police officer accountable and they also started recording him preemptively. They didn't start recording him the moment he started you know approaching them they started recording the minute they were pulling over in. So I think that really signifies to us at least to me that. Even. If you've never participated in a protest or never participated in filming the police, you now know that's an option for you. That's an option for you and that's an option for your community. It is I do think the third part that is going on said here. Is that like it is a protective thing too. You have evidence that maybe you weren't doing anything wrong even like, okay like you get pulled over by the cops and they sight probable cause like you're sitting there peacefully. You get to tell your story, view the camera to I think. These videos, I. Am sure are showing up in courts of law across the country. One thing that's really interesting about this. Again, I come back to that the piece from addy come back to the the body cam video from the science team. I was filming someone else he was at a remove right? It was his friend who is in in the encounter at the police. Most of the powerful videos we see the lead to change our are removed. They're not from the participants. How do you? How do you think that plays out in this larger? There's a lot of change in this country. Now, there's a lot of conflict actually WANNA talk we we published the piece yesterday there's been some criticism I wanNA talk about that. But right now we're we're seeing one sort of very clear perspective from a remove. How do you think that's that's playing I. think a big part of when you hear Isaiah speak about filming he talks about the fact that he constantly to remind himself to take a step back because he knew the moment that he engaged directly with these officer, the officer could come out for could come for him. You know he had he very much understood the power dynamics at play. Even, as him as the filmer, so he kept as the officer kept getting closer he kept moving back and he would ask you can hear in the learned the full twelve minute video this incident you continuously hear him ask the other officer in the video hayes it. Okay. If I'm standing here, is it okay if I'm standing here, he's very conscientious of his body and his proximity to the violence to the violence has been that's being enacted against his friends and when we interviewed him the reason that he did take a step back was because he knew that if they took him if he got arrested along with his friends that that video. Might, not like not not got published right? Like he might not get his phone back. These things might happen and he knew the power of that video and the power of what he was holding his hands and he wanted to share it with the world so that meant taking a step back so he do that and it doesn't mean that it didn't traumatize him every time he sees the video he gets. Traumatized by seeing his friends violated in this way however, he understood that the consequences would not have been possible. Had he not taken a step back and capture according? I also think. Just. Generally speaking like we tend to trust videos that come from outside sources or people who are around but not exactly involved. It adds another like an extra veneer of credibility. I think which is. Another reason that like some of the biggest videos that we see are not like it's not the body cam it's not the person on the ground being choked to death. At, somebody else. Who has has has had the same realization as as but. I think you know just subjectively with trust trust those perspectives more because they feel more objective. CVT camera just happened to capture the incident on on film. I would say with this specific incident like the group that was arrested. In Zambia. The was interested but his friends, Skyler Gilmore Phillips were they were all taking part in questioning this officer across the parking lot. So I don't think they were necessarily objective I. Don't I. Don't think they were I think they saw there being pulled over, they recognize the police officer there friend had just been with them at this barbecue and I think the fact that he was able to get the video out there in the fact that you can see the whole incident play out right? Like in our video we don't show the whole twelve minute video, but it's like five minutes. Of Not, much going on until the officer sort of approaches them. So I think the added quote unquote like credibility is that you see the beginning middle and end of that incident Isaiah did not stop recording until the police left Isaiah began filming before the police had even had even gotten out of their cars. So I think with this specific video, it's less about the eject objectively and more about the fact that he was able to capture all. How do you think that ties into one thing that we write about a lot surveillance where all being surveilled all the time you mentioned TV cameras. A on a different day in a different moment. The way our talks about like extremely prevalent C. T. V. Cameras is crap ring put a camera everywhere. Now we're being surveilled in the cops have access to this footage, right? At the same time what we've been talking about a lot is the presence of this camera at a remove actually serves a purpose is Asia. Taking that video from that remove sort of purpose. How should we think about this balance because I I personally right? Like you catch me in a different minute. I'm over here. I'm over there. Actually surveillance is good. No, I think the difference is it really depends on like the the institution that has the footage and what they want to do it. Right like the cops when they get ring footage and what I mean like it's not it's like the cops are using footage to incriminate and I think generally this is very generally speaking in very, very general terms like it's evidence, right? And you know when it's coming from people on the ground protests were filming. It's documentation it's like the same footage, but it can be used in very different ways depending on who's doing the asking. For, the footage like and where it's going I think I think that context is actually super important right? Because like in England, for example, there are cameras everywhere. There's just like municipal cameras run by the fucking. Like in London, for example, there's there's cameras run by the Metropolitan Police Department, and that's just that's just a fact of life. And I think it's interesting because like they I think they have like controls on how you can use that stuff whereas with ring networks here it's like sort of ad hoc private companies turning it over to the police whenever they feel like it. I don't know I guess I'm going on a little tangent here. I really do think that like it depends on who's asking for the footage and what they intend to do with it. I think you know people taking footage is as it's intended to sort of exonerate his friends and that they weren't doing anything wrong and this sort of an unjustified thing. And I think the intent really matters. So I think that it's not just about the presence of cameras and footage, but it's also about who has those cameras and this of act of pulling out your phone to question authority to question police officers is actually referred to as surveillance by scholars. It is the opposite of surveillance. Right surveillance is often reserved for those in power. It doesn't necessarily mean it's always the state surveilled someone but the moment that you begin to surveilled them, you were taking a bit away a bit of their agency away from them. You're taking a bit of their privacy away from them but soon, valence is this idea of challenging. Authority by trying to sort of disrupt this power dynamic by filming your oppressor by filming specifically in marginalized communities, the police, and so with surveillance, it is the idea of this is what we're talking about right like it's not mentioned one time in the videos nor is it mentioned in any of these pieces but all of this is what scholars refer to sue balance, which was coined by Steve Man, and it's all about looking from below. So you're not looking from below you're not the person who is above and the position of power. You are the person who's often surveilled right like with Isaiah and friends like they were they knew this officer they. They had never recorded this officer, but they not only knew of him. They had previously had seen incidences of him, and so I think by pulling out their phone, what they're doing is trying to challenge this authority figure to them that had represented sort of. Head oppressed in had sort of harassed or had allegedly harassed and targeted African Americans in their community. So they see this officer, they see their black friend being pulled over they understand this officer had allegedly been targeting and harassing African Americans they pull out their phone to begin to try to create a counter narrative, and before any of these things I think Bijon spoke about this earlier like when you start recording early on, you can sort of see the maybe there wasn't any probable cause and what you hear them saying the first few minutes of the video is, what's the probable cause? What's probable cause like why did you over in the officer officers aren't engaging right? and. So I think the role of that video in that moment is about who has it right? Like you can hear them. Surveillance video from above that's muted that can be distorted. It's about the person who got out of the car who started filming. Once they start one saw him started getting attacked the person who filmed at the very beginning and surveillance often doesn't involve you filming. Once you see the police officers sort of attacking someone but you film when you see a police officer because you want to challenge there are over you. Yeah. The when I say we're GONNA face a long period of cultural reckoning over this I don't think that we the surveillance scholarship is that it's very early stages right and it's not builds out. It's not complete. We're learning how it works and that to me is one of. You know when when the smartphone cameras invented I don't think people thought the people who invented the ship in the back of every smartphone thought we're going to have to have a conversation about surveillance when this is all said and done and that to me is. Right and that I think about that, all of the time like there are engineers and product managers and designers who make these products. and. Sometimes they have a guest of how they'll be used but this to me is one of the most surprising revolutionary uses of the technology right just fundamentally and I think this conversation about what does it mean for everyone to record the state? What does it mean for the state? Maybe record your back with a body camera or something else it's going to change the nature of our relationship with the people in power. It is interesting like one of the things that fascinates me about taking video protest specifically is like I think, a lot of police officers on the ground seat is violence when somebody holds a camera to them because it like it does challenger Authority, but it also like like it is a a thing creating a record in real time that they cannot control in a situation and I think it's just very strange because. Yeah I mean, the perspective really matters who's who's taking the video really really really matters. Let's talk about that for a minute in this conversation. In the feature, we have very intentionally chosen to highlight one perspective people filming the videos. We have almost no perspective from the police in return know perspective from the state in return as we are making this project I, you know the editor in chief ultimately I'm for everything I knew we were making that decision I felt comfortable with it. We do hear a lot from the police, but that notion that the camera is impeding the the police officers job that the police are themselves scared of violence they need to be protected that there are people with guns in the street Often fear for their lives how do you think that I mean the piece is almost yesterday right for many people liked it. Some people were critical of it. We appreciate the criticism and makes us better. But how do you how were you prepared for that criticism that there was no perspective from the police as after pieces published how did he react and where are you at now? That's a really I mean that's a really really good question I haven't seen much of that criticism. Charts to my filters I. Guess My. But it's I mean I think the larger question of like what police think is really interesting to me new I. Don't know if you know there's been a few years ago. I actually spent a year in Ohio reporting a story on cops there and like. Like this, this very, it was Liverpool East Liverpool Ohio, which is a very small town between it's like West Virginia Pennsylvania and Ohio. It's right on the border of those places and it was the site at one point of the like it had the worst heroin. Like heroin outbreak people were dying of overdoses every single day like the average was like one a day and the police department was like it largely fell on them to take care of the people and it was really interesting because I what I did was like I just spent like my time going on right alongside like. Suit up get my notebook get in the car and we drive around like I would smoke black and milds with this cop, and we would like He. He would pick people up and so I went to the county jail and like I saw the mechanisms of the state like from the passenger seat, which was very interesting because like the more time you spend with police officers, the more you understand that like. Seeing people seeing people's worst every day does something very bad to your brain. It puts you on extremely high alert. And it makes ordinary situation seem incredibly terrifying and I think. One of the things that goes unexplored is the trauma police officers sort of feel, and they just don't talk about it like all of these. There were seven people department all of them were very, very, very clearly traumatized. In a way that was not obvious to them, but very obvious to me is like an outside observer. And it was interesting because like the other thing that they did most of the time, it was just like social work they were just they knew all the people that were talking to they were involved in the community. Everybody knew them like I remember. The COP I was with like picked up this woman because she like had drugs on her. And he was like, why? Why? Like what happened like we talked about this I let you go last time because like you said, you were working on your raptor what happened to that and it was like one of these things where I was like Oh this guy actually really doesn't understand like where these people are coming from we ended up having to take her to the county. Jail because she didn't have money for bail is like one hundred bucks and he was like on the on the hour long ride back. He was fuming that she would have to spend this long in jail just because she didn't have hundred dollars and so it's one of these things I think like you know there are good cops. The police is fundamentally like disordered. I will say it's like. And I think both of those things are in conversation with each other because like again, there are days that are incredibly bad like this cop was telling me like the worst day of his life I ask offhandedly by the way never ask cop with the worst day of their life is. He Was Not prepared for the answer which was like he was like Oh. Yes. So I had to respond to a call this. This guy had kids who you know his his kids were friends with he locked them in the House and burn the house down because his wife was cheating on him and so this cop had to respond to the call and then go tell kids afterward what happened and it was I was just like that is just like outside. So outside of the scope of a normal person's life. That it's like did it requires examination right and I think that's the kind of trauma that these people are like seeing like one of those one of those events can scarred for life I don't necessarily think being police officer is as dangerous to save a firefighter like statistically speaking. But again, like these horrific incidents of violence really do change your perspective and I think a lot of this kind of trauma is invisible and goes unexamined and it's difficult because a protests which is a very ordinary event. There is A. There is some potential for stuff to go wrong and I think if you're on the lookout for that, like it makes it skews your perspective and you can't see what is happening objectively, which is I think why it's very important that people also film the police at these events because there is another record that is being created in real time.
Meet the Polestar 1, the First Car From Volvo’s New Performance Electric Brand
"It's a new TV brand whole storm. This Jeff with the core Chronicles pole stars, an electric vehicle brand from Volvo. We tried to fill the white space in the market. That's kind of A combination of Startup mentality and ability to move quick new technology to market and also fit finish and build quality of a brand name you know, and trust, such as our parent company, Vulva Pull stars John follow, Canton says. Their first mass market vehicle, the pole star to electric sedan is hitting the market now, with dealers in big evey markets like New York and L. A And they're expanding. As for other pole star vehicles, the pollster one which were already shipping the customers, which is our halo car, and it's a two plus two grand touring vehicle, a 620 horsepower super small volume hand built And then the pole star three. We haven't said too much about it, but that's coming next, and that's going to be a five seat SUV. We had the chance to drive the pole star too. You'll hear more about that in our test drive report tomorrow
1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference
"In June of Nineteen Ten World Missionary Conference took place in. Edinburgh Scotland. This conference met for a total of ten days. It was international it was ecumenical. About twelve hundred delegates from mostly Europe and America and representing all sorts of Protestant denominations came together to spend these days talking about the need for world missions world missions can look like. In the beginnings then of the twentieth century, you can trace the roots of the World Council of Churches Actually. Back, to the Edinburgh Missionary Conference. The World Council of Churches was established in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty eight, and you could pull on the threads of various groups that led up to it and you'd be taken right back to Edinburgh Missionary Conference. It was a very pivotal moment in the twentieth century. So let's take a look at five aspects of the Edinburgh Missionary Conference. I as we've mentioned, it was ecumenical. Now at that time, it was predominantly Protestant when we're talking about ecumenical there were no Roman Catholics present. There were no Greek Orthodox president there were only Protestant denominations present. But as a term ecumenical continued to expand and expand and broaden in broaden. So. I you talk about within Protestant denominations then accu medical would come to mean Protestant and Catholic and Jewish. Then you would add Islam then you would add eastern religions today the word ecumenical is very broad in very elastic. Well. The second thing about the end borough missionary conference is related to that question of the Ecumenical Movement in that is the question of inclusive ism or pluralism. Then Borough Missionary Conference consisted of eight major reports, and one of them was on this topic the missionary message in relation to the Non Christian world and they began raising questions is Jesus Christ the only way Is the Bible, the true and final. Authority is Christianity that is biblically faithful Christianity is that the only true religion and so you can begin to see how those questions could be answered in the wrong way and lead to very deleterious negative consequences. Well, that's the question of inclusive ISM and pluralism. A third aspect of the Edinburgh missionary conferences that it did increase attention to missions. The nineteenth century, the eighteen hundreds was a great century of modern missions. It was the century of William Carey missionary. Expansion. Well, the twentieth witnessed even greater missionary activity, and during the Twentieth Century missionary activity was carried on even during and despite of world wars travel got much easier and so missions expansion increase. So the twentieth century was a great century of modern missions. One aspect of this in particular is our fourth thing and that is the impact on Africa. Of course, leading into nineteen hundred Africa was dominated by Islam and by the folk religions that were across the continent. But after this conference, significant attention was given to Africa and there was this major push missions. into the continent of Africa one book chronicling this was published in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, five, it was entitled Africa, an Open Door, and so the Edinburgh Missionary Conference inspired and encouraged mission endeavors. In Africa we'll fifthly the Edinburgh conference served to remind the delegates and the constituencies they represented of the great need of the big world that we live in in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ten, the world's population was one point five, billion people. In June, of twenty, twenty. The world population is estimated at seven point seven billion. It's the big world and that's a big need.
Marvel’s Avengers DLC Characters Leaked
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As Pandemic Hits Colleges' Finances, Small Town May Be Affected Too
"Has been devastating college finances and some of them are even on the brink of closing. What does that mean for college towns? Frank Morris of member Station has this look. Att one rural college community. Lots of towns across rule. America are in steep decline, but tiny Sterling Kansas is an island of vitality. Ah, pleasant Tuesday evening, a local gospel quintet entertains folks spread out on lawn chairs in a large tidal park. This town is anchored by Sterling College, a private evangelical Christian school, founded in 18 87. College senior Cuyler calmly calls it one big partnership. There's just so much overlap in community supports the college to college supports the community. You know, you just see how everything's intertwined. This remote town of 2200 boasts good schools, white collar jobs and a healthy downtown. College students, faculty and staff breathed life into the place, same as they do for hundreds of other little college towns across the country. But students left here in March and they haven't come back. Criminal justice Professor Mark Tremain is worried. I think the bottom line is we've got to get students back to campus. If we're going to survive. I think we have to accept whatever the risks are and do it. Starting college depends on about 500 students paying up to $26,000 a year tuition and another eight or nine grand for room and board. Sterling College President Scott Rich says the school like many others, scrapes by from year to year. We're always dependent upon enrollment always depended upon that next year, always dependent upon persistence or retention. We have to get students to come back. And we're dealing with a lot of challenges. Most schools now face daunting decisions. Scott Carlson follows the rolling crisis for the Chronicle of Higher Education. I think some of the people I know are looking at hundreds of college is going out of business within the next several years if this pandemic continues, and if the economic devastation associated with it continues, small liberal arts colleges have been shaky. For years, Enrollments have slumped down mints have been tapped. Many schools have piled on debt in a building fueled by competition for students. Most offer classes online, but online classes don't pay the bills. Most small schools survived by providing an expensive high touch in person College experience, and Carlson says the pandemic is shredding that business model. These colleges are Unique little entities all on their own, and each one of them provides a unique spin on higher education At Sterling College. The foundation is Christianity, but football is came. Workers here putting the final touches on a big Jim classroom in office complex. Many students enroll here for the chance to play college sports. It's a major selling point. About 1/4 of the students attending in person are on the football team. That's right 1/4 but sporting events could be major vectors for disease. And Jed Miller, who's finishing his degree it's early online next year, says That's another vulnerability. If Cove it defeats the athletics season this year. It will probably defeat a lot of small colleges and as a result heard a lot of small towns. Badly. While small college towns tend to be some of the healthiest communities in remote rural areas, the colleges those towns depend on now pose a physical danger to residence. Christina Darn hours a family practice doctor in sterling, the college probably is the most dangerous. Element for us in terms of covert. Shit. Potentially brings back students from all over the US who have variable levels of exposure across the country. Small colleges and college towns faced the same dilemma over opening, but not everyone thinks that's all bad. Richard Price at the Clayton Christians and Institute argues that the pandemic will lead to better online classes and more equitable schools. The traditional model. It was originally for the landed elite. And it wasn't sure all genders. It wasn't for all races, and that is slowly getting phased out. Along with some older business models that aren't fitting well, and price thinks many small colleges will adapt. Lots of them have cheated death before. There's no question the pandemic will close a number of American colleges and unravel small college towns along the way for NPR news. I'm Frank Morris.
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, discusses new book "The Lie That Binds"
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate on this episode, have a conversation with the hogue, the president of Nero Pro, choice America, and he joins me to discuss her new book. The lie that binds it's really an incredible book and it chronicles how abortion rights of all from being a non-partisan backburner issue to a central 'cause champion by conservatives in the radical, right. This is really one of those books that I have to read twice. It's that informative. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Elise. Hogue. leasehold welcome to the cast. Thank you so much. You're. So before we jump into your book, I want us to talk about something because I recently learned that you were from Texas and that really my inches because I'm also from the South I'm from Memphis Tennessee, and I was reading one of your interviews where you'd said that you wanted to leave Texas because Uber afraid that you'd be bored and that was something like totally relate to. Manila it was sort of. Knew that there was a being rolled out there and I wanted to. It be challenged in You don't both my own horizons, but also different people different people think and act and. I am so privileged grateful to have been able to do that. You know I have to admit, and you may relate to this as being from a have A. Of defensiveness when it comes to people bashing Texas, they're such amazing people. They're they're such amazing within their and during such good work, and you can't judge inspired leaders. You have to judge us by Jordan Molly ivins in grammar yards and Janice Joplin for goodness. Sake. Now. There's just and that's true everywhere where there's adversity, there are amazing women trying to make a better future to Tennessee. It's true taxes in needs recognized. That is absolutely true. I FEEL DEFENSIVE ABOUT MEMPHIS TO MEMPHIS. Amazing. You know have Bill Street. Yeah. There's some things that I wanted to get to and that's where I connected with you because I was like, yes, I understand that needs to escape. But yet you know having these strong ties to my hometown It's. US You know and I always say at in calm from a reproductive rights background at came to it, and part of that is my experience in Texas in watching Texans in particularly poor people in taxes in rural people in Texas I'm being the canaries in coalmines of these rearrested policies that use reproductive oppression disenfranchise. So I really love this book because I've read some bit of this history in different books over time, and you just put it together into end. So well, right and I. I think one of the things about the Republican. Party. That happens I think we have these debates in the media when people talk about it as we just accept the Republican. Party. As is right without kind of thinking about how they got here or the illogic of their kind of overarching philosophy because a lot of it doesn't really make sense. Right. But you know when you read your book, the Republican Party today is not the way that it used to be like it's not recognisable from. Prior, to nineteen seventy right you at one Haley. How they kind of cobbled together this coalition of these disaffected smaller groups. You know these Democrats, who weren't happy with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and know some religious groups. So what were some of these initial groups in that coalition? Awkward it was a little bit. The opposite, right that every every political party has factions. There's no question about it, but you know as as the sort of book opens, you do see Jerry Falwell senior, who, subsequently passed and Paul and at small set a really fundamental as they call themselves dominion. It S, which means they believe God gave digging into white men over systems, elliptical, economic social systems, and. Our. Country, whereas before they had to do very much Mansi in short all the sudden is rich move mad. The Women's Liberation Movement is really challenging total control over power systems in the country and they mobilized to political action fighting school desegregation and. It's a long long story. You see throughout the book is that. An establishment GOP, which you still have any conservatives who still had social liberals in fiscal conservatives, they were not finding enough to hang together in related. People who hadn't been voting band goals were building over ten. Maybe we should add up and there was crew rate and they got more and more halt on a constituency within their electoral coalition that increasingly represented a small small action in the country in their views and they. Title, they were making deals with the devil and they. You know what? If anything can prince is that the artifice around abortion which seemed great to that at the time and I'm sure we'll discuss. Because one place where were toweling. Stream minority and they knew they didn't have public pain on their side. So it was a constant balancing act and what ended up happening is these radicals increasingly over to the party with each subsequent election, and trump is the ultimate manifestation of that.
Author Chat With Julie Abe
"Hello everyone I'm so excited to have Julie obey the. Eva Evergreen semi magical which here with us today. Thank you Julie so much for a be here with us. Thank. You I've been a huge fan of Simba. But a long time. So it's exciting me here. Yeah. We're old friends I remember when when you first started following I, think it was like two years ago or two and a half years ago. So we're we're so excited to have you. I still can't believe people listen to our podcast to be honest I know. Especially all too. Real ask people listen to our pockets. It's a great resource just as an Asian American. It's nice to know that there's a community of authors dogs that are actually owned voices in legitimate though I love podcast. Awesome. So your book is coming out in two days we're recording this on. August second. So so by the time, you hear this is already out. So we're going to hype up the books our listeners can go and just grab it rapidly listen to his podcast. Thank you. Do you have. I. Guess like jitters like are you nervous about your launch it? Yes. Yes and no yes. Because it's finally here in no because I feel like it's been happening for a long time already. So it's a it's exciting just to kneel to finally have the book out in the world and having everyone. Read it. Done very excited. You had. This is your debut, right? Yes, it's my first and only look in the world as of yet. Yeah. We'd love to know more about your background. I mean we're always a writer and what was the process like getting this book maiden put out into the world I never really thought I would ever become a writer I've always absolutely loved reading when I was little I would read all the time. It was my favorite thing like if I could get some Mike Birthday money are doing that always like go towards books like without a doubt. But I never considered. Writing as something that I could do personally. Won I think is is when I was young. There weren't many authors that were. Not White. And Seeing that I was like, okay that's that's not me like I. Love these books. Obviously, I love these authors but I don't think that's that that is me can I can do? So I kind of actually followed in the fall footsteps in my father like what did Biz Adnan or major fight that All all along I did like I love books nevertheless like I loved. Just, the world of books in how it could take away bean escape. I, looking back I didn't do realize that. I did right when I was anchor I never thought much of it but I did right. just refine. Journal or diary land in Middle School. My teacher had speed. The Martian chronicles by Ray, Bradbury. I really liked the book It's budget short stories sort of like said on Mars in then. So her prompt was your own little Martian chronicles on chapter. And having super excited as. Oh. My Gosh is this homework like this can't be homework? This is actually fun. Did that and I didn't think much of it entered it. I was like a penis assignment. That another instance to that like I think this in fifth grade where we did the committee evil medieval course. I also had to write for that class to end up writing like. Twenty K. word count on. The Story? And super excited about that. But then I never thought about it like elevated could be career. Because all I saw Romney was like business medical health care. Fields so might say loss. Eastern. American conduct. Exactly. which you know I still have my day job. Of course in my day job was actually working out really well right now but I I graduated college. I started started day job and. I've been working before you know like I am. Worked Rosen Yogurt shop in high school in like I did internships and stuff like that I worked in the job through college. But my first day job I sat down as her working has. GotTa be more to life than this. Has To. Be. So. Like go back and forth nine to five day job GonNa Commute. Drive home. There's something missing. That job was the right job for me for one company was on the right bit but. I realized I didn't do something more like a Passion Hobby And so I was like, well, obviously like I love books. So maybe I can write like this for fun.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Daily Sal tops two thousand eighteen chronicle top twenty five football rankings. Final two thousand eighteen chronicle. Top twenty five football rankings are KTM rec L W comment. One day LaSalle twelve to one one twenty seventh street NCIS title, just short at state to liberty thirteen one to know NCIS title, but state one champs three Menlo Atherton thirteen to eleven CCS d one and state three AA champions four Wilcox four one six state three eight chaps most wins and bay area five valley. Christian eleven to three seven C C S D two champions overachieved six Saint Francis. Eleven three three w Cal. Champs two tough losses to finish seven Clayton valley. Nine two four hung with liberty for a half. Eight Pittsburgh seven four five win healthy. Probably second best team nine Bishop O'Dowd eleven to nine NCIS division. Two champions ten cardinal Newman. Eleven one eight flip of Cohen, ends brilliant season eleven Palo Alto tend to ten one of bay. Area's most improved teams twelve mclennan's twelve to twenty elite company with third straight state title thirteen SR valley nine four twenty two NCIS D one title was programs third overall, fourteen Rancho Kotite eleven to two eleven untimely injury to QB Jared Stocker fifteen Campo Lindo there. Eighteen three nineteen thirty two TD passes from junior grant Harper sixteen freedom nine four eighteen loss. Twenty eight to twenty one two s RV an NCIS finals seventeen Merrin Catholic. Ten four and are one of Mazi moyenne ads. Best coaching jobs. Eighteen Sarah seven five thirteen dream two thousand seventeen season too hard to match nineteen Antioch. Seven four fourteen. Lost big lead in NCIS D one upset loss twenty less Lomas, twelve to one fifteen scored five hundred eighty six points, but none in NCIS semis. Twenty-one? Monte vista seven four sixteen grade season, but B to be losses to s RV twenty two California. Eight four seventeen thirty five to thirty four season ending loss to freedom. Twenty-three Sacred Heart prep eleven to twenty three v c o t win costs. SHP nor Cal bid twenty four Lincoln SF thirteen o twenty-five SF s and CIF state six eight champs twenty-five Burlingame eleven to two n r c c s d for champs won ten straight to finish five bay area. Football teams claimed CIF champion Saturday the most in the region's history. One of those teams was not day LaSalle, which for the twenty seventh street season claimed the top spot in the chronicles top twenty five final rankings daily, Sal ranked eighth nationally going in dropped thirty five to twenty one open division game to top ranked mater dei Santa Ana on December eighth. The rest of the state championships were delayed a week later because of northern California Air quality issues from the campfire viewed county in the first rankings by the chronicle since the end of the regular season. State champions mclennan's for a and Menlo Atherton three AA and north coast section d one champion San Ramon valley, moved up the most San Ramon valley moved from number twenty two to thirteen MC Clemens twenty to twelve an M a from eleven to three m won five straight games from the end of the regular season, including a thirty three to twenty eight central coast section division one comeback win over number four Wilcock Santa Clara, fourteen one which one St. three eight championship despite a forty two seven loss today, less Al and the NCIS open division championship. Liberty maintained a firm. Hold on. The number two ranking with a state won a championship. The regions fifty champion Lincoln not only romps to fifty three zero win over mission in the San Francisco section championship. But took the state six eight title with a twenty four to thirteen win over orange Glen Escondido at C C SF the Mustangs, finish thirteen. Oh. And moved up one. Spot to number twenty four in the final rankings.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mcclements estate football champion for three years in a row Oakland. Michael peters. Didn't waste words. A three peat is hard. The McClements football coach said after accepting the CIF for a division state bowl championship trophy Saturday at Laney college, the journey may have been hard. But the warriors made things look relatively easy on the field after the Clemens defense held Garfield Los Angeles to twenty two yards in the first half the offense took over in the second half. Jomar Julian rushed for one hundred seventy seven yards on twenty carries and freshman quarterback Dray in Paul through for a pair of touchdowns as the warriors rolled to thirty to six triumph. Mcclements twelve to becomes the third program to win three consecutive CIF bowls. The warriors are the first public school to do it and the first to win each bowl in a different division. The warriors claimed a five eight title in two thousand sixteen and a five AA title last season. Daily Al concord, which won four straight open division, crowns from two thousand nine to two thousand twelve and central Catholic Modesto division for two thousand twelve to fourteen are the other programs in the club for Peter's and the program the third title was possibly the toughest in addition to graduation taking a major toll on the roster. The warriors also had to deal with the loss of longtime assistant and equipment manager dean Hodges who passed away before the season. We said we were going to set out and do it for him said Peters who claimed Hodges as one of his closest friends. This isn't my best team, but they sold out and dug deep in their hearts and pulled out a win for him while the warriors defense was dominant from the get go the offense manage to six points in the first half. Garfield thirteen to tied the game six six midway through the third quarter on a seventy six yard drive that was aided by a pair of fifteen yard penalties. Mclennan's answered on the next possession driving forty two yards in seven plays and scoring on Addy Anderson's one. Yard dive for a twelve six lead. After forcing a punt the warriors tacked on another quick score. When Julian broke free for a seventy five yard run. I ran through the whole I saw the two defenders over pursuing. So I cut back. The senior running back said it was an instinct of move Peters wasn't surprised by the Ron or Julian's night as a whole he's just a grown, man. That's all I can tell you the coach said he runs hard. I'm still shocked that a lot of schools haven't come in offered him a scholarship, but they will Julian tacked on two point run for a six lead after three quarters. The warriors got a twenty six yard touchdown pass from Paul today. The Sanders and a second touchdown run. Twenty yards from Anderson to close out the scoring Paul finished with just one hundred forty two yards on ten of seventeen passing. Montreal Smith had an interception and fumble recovery for the warriors defense all of us wanted this Julian said all of us wanted that three Pete. We all had the drive to win this game all of that heart together, and we came out as a strong. Team chase. Bryson is a freelance writer.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Stitch fix falls air travel to soar television city sold number of the day. Twenty one percent. That's how much shares of stitch fix fell after it said that user growth will be flat in the current quarter. The online clothing service posted earnings of ten point seven million dollars ten cents per share Monday on revenue of three hundred sixty six point two million dollars exceeding Wall Street expectations. But it's disappointing outlook caused analysts to downgrade. The stock. The San Francisco company said it would focus on getting its customers to spend more instead of trying to reach new users sound stages sold CBS has sold the famed television city, it's Los Angeles headquarters and production facility to a real estate developer for seven hundred fifty million dollars shows made at television city include the young and the restless and the price is right. They will stay for at least five more years. The buyer is Hackman capital partners. And we'll have the right to use the. Vision city name CBS purchased the twenty five acre property in nineteen fifty when it expanded operations from New York to the west coast shows that have been produced at the historic venue include all in the family and the Carol Burnett show other number of the day two point five million. That's how many people that US airlines expect to travel each day during the Christmas and New Year's break an increase of five point two percent over last year. The busiest day is expected to be the Friday before Christmas. The least busy days will be Christmas Eve and Christmas day trade group airlines for America said Tuesday that it forecast forty five point seven million. Passengers will flan a US airline during the eighteen day stretch that starts Thursday December twentieth and runs through January six the Sunday. After New Year's day daily briefing is compiled from San Francisco Chronicle staff and new services for more items than links subscribe to the tech chronicle newsletter at SF chronicle dot com slash newsletter. Twitter at. Tech chronicle.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Without cycling commentator, Paul Sherwin summer won't sound the same summer is going to sound different over the weekend, beloved cycling commentator, Paul Sherwin died at his home in Uganda at age sixty two the causes suspected to be heart. Failure Sherwin a former British cycling champion and toward a France domestic became well known to American audiences for pairing with Phil Liggett to provide commentary on the tour to France, while the achievements now tainted of Lance Armstrong captured the imagination of the American public and caused a cycling boom that easy and entertaining commentary of Sherwin Liggett kept us watching through the scandals and beyond and while the taint of doping remained stuck to the sport. Even if we can't always quite believe what we see. It is always been a treat to watch the broadcast the tour to France. And then later, the tour of California has been compelling entertainment, part grueling sport event and part gorgeous travelogue, always comes. Need by the smart funny and intelligent, commentary of Sherwin Leggett. I met Sherwin in two thousand four when I hopped onto the final week of the tour de France to see Armstrong break the record for most victories in the world's most famous cycling race. I spoke to Sherwin in league in the press room before the time trial up Albadou as and as their fans would expect. They were gracious filling in a novice about the legendary climb and its place in cycling history. Liggett thirteen years throw-in senior generally received most of the credit for his emotional, witty commentary and phrases like digging into his suitcase of courage, but Sherwin was the ballast on the team keeping it on track. Dropping in historical tidbits on both cycling and countryside. This castle was built in fifteen seventy on Roman ruins Eddy Merckx once pulled over here for a nature break the to describe themselves as an old married. Couple traveling stage two stage in the same car. Perfectly in rhythm with each other. They were such a joy to listen to that one could tune into the tour. France early on July morning, just to see what was happening and still being thrilled. Three hours later. That's what makes great sports commentary. The ability to keep you entertained, even when the action isn't always compelling to make you feel like old friends are telling you, it's happening summer won't be the same without Sherwin and Killian is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist Email a Killian at SF chronicle dot com Twitter at and Killian.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Clay Thompsons love letter to Oakland by an Kellyanne. The warriors are on their longest road trip at the season when they returned to oracle December tenth there will only be twenty eight regular season home games left to play at the junction of eighty and sixty sixth avenue. The sand is slipping through the hourglass and though chase Santer will be dazzling. There's no doubt that when the warriors move something will have been lost forever. The fans know that and it seems soda the players. And that's why it was hard warming. The other night to hear Klay Thompson against Sacramento on Saturday. Thompson won the game on a strong put BAC of his miss after he scored he flexed his forearm in a fiery display. We usually don't get from the most laid back of the warriors main men. There was a buzz in the media about Thomson's display is he more demonstrative because he needs to be with Steph curry and dream on. Green both injured during the team's internal spat is he taking more of a leadership role is he feeling his prowess as he approaches neck summer's free agency. Why was he so animated Thomson explained knowing it's the last year in oracle? I'm just trying to enjoy every night and play with as much passion as I can. He said because I know it'll go by like that he snapped his fingers I won't be able to play in front of the same people, obviously. And the warriors will no longer be in the East Bay. So that helps me a lot Thompson said just realizing this is such a special ocupation. And we're so blessed with the crowd. We always have it so easy to get up. When there are twenty thousand people here every night and were selling out. I don't take it for granted. And knowing I was here when we kind of built this thing. It makes me enjoy it even more. Wow, simple words. But isn't it? Refreshing to hear an athlete voice. Exactly. What's important in sports? To know that he carries that feeling of privilege that he recognizes that he's experienced and participated in a special and rare thing building champion from the ground up and bonding with community we're so accustomed to sports stars taking things for granted for not really getting the role. They hold in our history and our hearts Thomson gets it.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. DA Roseanne exploring legal options after Ruben Foster's latest arrest. Santa Clara county district attorney Jeff Rosen said he has exploring the legal options after former forty Niners linebacker Ruben foster who is on probation for a gun charge in the bay area. Was again booked in jail over the weekend. This time in Tampa Florida on suspicion of domestic violence. Rosen released a statement on Monday morning one day after the forty Niners released foster twenty four following his Saturday arrest at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on suspicion of one count of first degree misdemeanor domestic violence battery. We are sad though, not surprised and exploring the legal options Rosen said in the statement the cycle of domestic violence. It's frightening and frighteningly powerful every day. This office faces the challenges of keeping survivors safe and holding domestic violence, abusers criminally accountable foster who is out of jail after posting two thousand dollars is accused of. Attacking his on again off again girlfriend. Eliza NS Twenty-eight during an argument in their hotel room. Tampa police on Monday received a nine one one call of the incident. My ex-boyfriend took my phone and broke it and slap me in my face. The woman in the recording later identified as NS told the dispatcher the operator asked NS if foster was still at the hotel, and she answered that he had gone downstairs and has said she did not need paramedics for her injuries. And is is in Foster's tumultuous relationship has been marked by calls to police and legal trouble. Prosecutors charged foster with domestic violence after Anna's told police he attacked her at his Los Gatos home in February and is though later recanted her statements when prosecutors filed charges the district attorney's office, though, still preceded with the case setting up a dramatic courtroom confrontation during a preliminary hearing inmate and has testified that she made up the attack after foster broke off their relationship, prompting Santa Clara county Superior Court Judge to dismiss. The charges as we said when the judge dismissed the case against Mr. foster our commitment to domestic violence survivors is unwavering Rosen said Monday foster later, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor. Weapons charge. For an illegal rifle. Officers found on the floor of his bathroom and was sentenced to two hundred thirty two hours of community service and two years probation in July the NFL suspended foster for the first two games of the season. Following the plea team general manager John Lynch at the time said the forty Niners will continue to work with him on making better decisions and eliminating unnecessary distractions, but then in October officers in Santa Clara responded to a domestic disturbance incident between the couple after a neighbor called police. Investigators took pictures of the scene, but found no evidence of a physical violence and left without making an arrest. Officials said a forty Niner spokesman said Sunday the team was unaware of the October incident. The district attorney's office now has a number of options. Including refiling criminal charges against foster related to the February domestic violence arrest. Filing a motion to revoke his probation or both the whole idea was he was supposed to obey the law and stay out of trouble. And even a new case in another state can qualify as a probation violation said legal analysts you've Clark a former Santa Clara county prosecutor who now works as a private defense attorney. But recharging the case from February will likely bring a multitude of challenges for prosecutors specifically related to Anna says credibility, her prior statements would be admissible and unless she had a very credible excuse as to why those statements were not true. I think it's going to be a difficult case for the district. Attorney Clark said San Francisco Chronicle staff writer, Megan Cassidy contributed to this report. Evans Sarnoff he is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer, Email eastern off ski at SF chronicle dot com. Twitter at Evans, sir. Noffke?
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Winning trainers, Holland or for long to collide in Berkeley, handicap, Jerry, Holland or for won training titles at fifty one Golden Gate fields meetings from nineteen eighty six to two thousand seventeen. Jonathan Wong has won the past two and is well on his way to a third straight at the current fall season. This seventy two year old hall of Famer and the twenty nine year old upstart clash in Saturday's grade, three one hundred thousand dollar Berkeley handicap in which Hollander for runs gee-gee writer and Wong runs. Gobbo's? Macondo and myth. Cal g g writer has long been a large presence in the northern half of Holland or for statewide operation. Winning fifteen of fifty starts fourteen for thirty eight at Golden Gate fields with seven hundred six thousand four hundred thirty nine dollars in earnings Saturday marks his fifth straight appearance in the Berkeley. Handicap having finished second in two thousand sixteen and fourteen third in fifteen and eight in seventeen during one for thirteen slump in GDF's other grade three rd. Races for older horses. Gee-gee writer has won the all American stakes twice and the San Francisco mile. He's lasted a long time. And he's a good solid horse has been very good to us Hollander for said he went for a period where he didn't do so. Well, and now he's doing better. He's well made some of them last a long time and some of them don't Hollander for denies having extra incentive to beat Gabon Macondo whom won- claimed from him for twenty thousand dollars on July twenty seven at the state fair. I don't think of things that way. He said if I'm entering a race. I'm trying to win no matter who's in their Gabon's Macondo followed the claim with wins in a first level allowance and an optional allowance sixty two thousand five hundred dollars claimer at F, and the bulldog handicap at the big Fresno fair I claimed him because he was still eligible for the twenty thousand dollar non winners of two and the first allowance condition and thought he could win that Wong said he's just exceeded expectations. Many trainers wouldn't claim from Holland door for figuring. He was getting all their. Was out of a horse. Personally. I think that's overrated. Wong said I think there is room for improvement on those horses. There are little things you can change and fix to help a horse out myth. Cows owners sent him to Wong after four poor efforts in southern California long. Ran him in seven straight claiming events from sixteen thousand thirty two thousand dollars with two wins. And then myth. Cal finished second in starter allowance and the rolling green stakes before being well beaten in the grade to city of hope mile at Santa Anita. The addition of blinkers has really helped him significantly Wong said he's been a better horse, the twelve Horsfield for the one and one sixteenth mile Berkeley handicap is headed by to southern California invaders with success at Golden Gate fields editor who won the race last year and flamboyant who took the San Francisco mile on March thirty first and there is g g writer who ran one of his best races in fast win on October twenty six my horses have to improve to win. But we'll see said they're both doing well. Larry stoops's. Freelance writer.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson shows. What money can buy and what it can't one enduring lesson nearly fourteen years covering Gulf, the chronicle not much compares to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson playing alongside each other. Especially in contention on Sundays their spirited simultaneous charges. Electrified Augusta National in the final round of the two thousand nine masters, even if they both alternately faltered, they're pairing three years later at Pebble Beach where Mickelson uncommonly crushed woods in the final round created similar buzz friendly reminder about Friday's much-hyped pay per view match. This is not the same. Not even close woods and Mickelson will play head to head for nine million dollars winner-take-all, and that alone will prompt a good number of people to forego over nineteen ninety nine they will see a contrived exhibition not memorable competition on a grant stage. This is November in Las Vegas. Not April and Augusta. It just doesn't matter. Sports captivates us. Because the games are meaningful authentic. Well, maybe not in baseball steroid era and unpredictable, but everything about Friday's made for television event seems forced scripted and even a bit slimy. Take several cringe worthy moments during Tuesday's promotional news conference woods and Mickelson who for years had zero use free other tossed out flowery compliments as if they were lifelong best buddies near the end of the session Mickelson said without laughing. It will be a major championship intensity on Friday, then to complete this theater of the absurd. Woods and Mickelson complied with a request for a stoic face to face staredown like two heavyweight boxers. Please Friday's matches about money naturally. A vehicle for people who are crazy rich to become even richer, the two best golfers of their generation are trying to squeeze out more revenue before they fade from public view. Mickelson is forty eight and woods turns forty three next month. They each one a PD tour event this year for the first time since two thousand thirteen making. For compelling stories, especially with woods, given his fall from grace and repeated back surgeries, but it was telling when Justin Thomas the world's fourth-ranked player said there was zero percent chance. He would watch this tiger Phil tussle Rory macelroy echo Thomas last week into by look if they had done it fifteen years ago, it would have been great macelroy told reporters. But nowadays, it's missed the Mark a little bit, fair point woods and Mickelson squaring off in two thousand five six or seven with tiger dominating the PGA tour and Phil finally winning an occasional major might have resonated more. Plus, they really disliked each other back, then that's one fascinating confounding element of this whole thing that unlikely of Lucien of the tiger Phil relationship, the tension traces to their junior golf days in southern California. When Mickelson reportedly looked down on the young, prodigy and woods grew resentful. Sports Illustrated's Alan ship once told of woods in his amateur days. Watching the masters on television as one of Michael's? Typically, aggressive putz scooted farther and farther past the whole would simply said role. They're infamous writer Cup pairing in two thousand four widen the divide but woods clearly softened in recent years. Maybe he really was humbled by his personal travails. And by the injuries that limited him to one official tour start between August two thousand fifteen and January two thousand eighteen Mickelson accelerated the thought and their relationship by sending encouraging text messages while woods recovered from his back surgeries woods responded by doing the same. As Mickelson chased victory at the Mexico championship in March now curiously there, essentially business partners making promotional spots appearing together at news conferences, leaving open the possibility of more matches. If this one proves successful. They're throwing lots of gimmicks at the wall and hoping some stick woods Mickelson and their caddies. We'll we're microphones during Friday's which could reveal lively insightful banter or more scripted stage nonsense. The telecast will carry a strong gambling flavor. Fitting for a Vegas show at glitzy. Shadow creek, golf course odds will be displayed to gosh, the potential success of impending shots and woods and Mickelson are making high stakes side bets with the money going to charity, including two hundred thousand dollars on whether Mickelson birdies the first hole. It's quite the elaborate production pushing golf into a strange new frontier, and it will test the limits of tiger and fills mass-appeal Ron critic is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer, Email Arkwright, check at chronicle dot com. Twitter at Ron critic.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. On warriors, ride and raiders road. All the news that fits the bottom of the birdcage by Scott, Osler what the warriors must do. Now is twisted the narrative, so. What the warriors must do. Now is twisted the narrative, so the so called turmoil and discord is all in the minds of critics in haters and the attackers only strengthened the warriors team bond. Draymond green is the perfect man to lead this counterattack. This has been bothering me and admittedly. I'm not strong on payroll economics. The raiders have three first round draft picks. First rounders, get hefty contracts won't signing three first rounders forced the raiders to scrimp on the rest of their roster. The Mavericks are a lottery team, but I fear any team that has shooting coach who can raise the Andre Jordan's free-throw percentage from fifty eight last season two eighty two. Now that weird update in my column speculating that DeMarcus cousins might be a better fit for the warriors. And Kevin Durant. If it's one or the other I should have noted that even if Durant leaves it's doubtful. The warriors could resign cousins. He would have to accept a. Token, raise to six point four million dollars at least ten million under his projected market value. But the fun talking point remains the thirties must alert the ravens that a quarterback who runs will not work in today's NFL rookie quarterback. Lamar Jackson ran twenty seven times for one hundred seventeen yards Sunday in the ravens win Jackson. Didn't take a knee during the anthem. So he likely will remain employed. Hey, raiders, if the Coliseum doesn't work out for you next season. Why not take your show on the road? It would toughen you up Vegas has already made you two soft go global Mexico City London Beijing Moscow. Your theme song could be Pancho and lefty live and on the road. My friend was going to make you free and clean. Now. You wear your skin like iron your breaths as hard as kerosene.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Could Draymond green versus Kevin Durant. Make the warrior stronger, Draymond green might have thrown his team into momentary crisis this week. But he also threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the league on Thursday after a team shoot around in Houston. If you're one of those other twenty nine teams in the league, you've gotta beat us. Green said in his first statement since being suspended for his argument with Kevin Durant. We not going to beat us. We're going to continue to do what we do. If you think you saw something before good luck with us. Now, we're not going to crumble off of an argument any may be right because the fairytale that the warriors have been living for the past few years is made up of living breathing ego driven players who are individually worth GDP of small countries. So of course, there are behind the scenes disputes and clashes this drama may have opened a much-needed steam valve may have released. Some of the pressure may have put everyone's cards on the table instead of having questions of free agency and player surpremacy lurking. In the background. This may make everyone take a hard look at themselves. Do we wanna be individual countries? Or do we want to show strength in numbers? Just us. This whole week has had the feeling of a past the area dispute Joe Montana versus DVR with a hint of adolescent, girl. Twilight mania team Jacob or team Edward do. We have to pick sides do the teammates have to pick sides. Probably not the members of the team have been living with these personalities and issues for longer than they've been exposed publicly the ability of green and Durant to walk into practice together on Thursday, talk fist-bump shoot together and play together against the rockets. Doesn't mean this is over not by a long shot. Green has reportedly appealed his fine. His harsh punishment this week by Steve Kerr and general manager. Bob Myers suspended one game without pay may continue to not him. Why was he punished so severely by leaders who have gone out of their way to have his back? It leads one to believe that Monday nights. Outburst wasn't an isolated incident. And that green has been pushing the envelope for awhile. Maybe even been warned repeatedly the encored incident that unleash this storm wasn't particularly noteworthy green was in the right on the court Duran looked selfish on the court. But it was the word set on the bench that revealed the Fisher. It's no secret. I'm emotional. Green said I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Sometimes it gets the best of me, and it doesn't work in my favor. But I live with that because works to the good more as my resume shows though, he vowed not to change on Thursday. Green was far more open and conciliatory in his comments than Durant was the other night. Durant may continue to carry a grudge. That's something. He's pretty good at basketball teams are studies and collective psychology. And the warriors have always had potentially combustible elements. Durant notoriously has thin skin. Green is an expert at finding the thinnest part of anyone skin to see if he can Pierce it. Both men are elite grudge holders and go out of their way to find things to feel. Victimized about to fuel them. I've had my own standoff with green I didn't understand why I was being frozen out. He was angry over something. I wrote and our relationship was initially rectified through a sitdown orchestrated by a warriors employee emotional and intense green is a warrior through and through a combination player assistant, general manager, welcome wagon Durant. In contrast is aloof. He is both by his arrival through free agency and his personality. More of an outsider green probably more than anyone else on the team has been irritated by the sense. That Durant is holding teams future hostage to his pending free agency. I've read a lot is this the end of the run did I ruin it. Or did I force Kevin to leave green said at the end of the day, whatever Kevin decides to do what clay decides we had great years together. I support everyone wholeheartedly one hundred percent as a man as a human being you've got the right to do what you wanna do with your life. Yes. That was the past tense. We had great years. Together. So maybe Durant does leave and maybe green will alternately be part of the reason. But maybe as most people are beginning to assume Durant was going to leave anyway. And this incident just got the issue out in the open put it on the dinner table where the family can deal with it. But this season isn't the past tense. It's the present. And maybe green is right instead of being gleeful that the warriors are in crisis. Maybe the rest of the league has to be even more worried about them now and Killian is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist Email a Killian SF chronicle dot com Twitter at an Killian.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. You're twenty teen tax cut has kicked in but pay attention to withholding by Kathleen Pender, many people expecting a bigger refund. Thanks to the federal tax cut that took effect. This year may be in for an unpleasant surprise when they file their twenty teen taxes, whether they know it or not most Americans have already been getting a little more in their paychecks since late February or early March when the Internal Revenue Service reduced the withholding rate for federal income taxes to account for some but not most of the sweeping changes in last year's tax cuts jobs act for people with simple situations the paycheck Bob should roughly equal their tax cut. But if they were expecting it to arrive in the form of a bigger refund than they got last year, they might be disappointed for those with more complex situations. The extra money they've been getting in their paycheck could exceed what they're do under the act they could wind. Up with a much smaller refund or bigger balance do than last year when they file their twenty eighteen return, the IRS has been urging people to estimate their twenty eighteen taxes. And if necessary file a new form w four with their employer. That's the form payroll processors used to determine how much tax to withhold from worker paychecks. But few people have heeded that advice people who don't pay enough tax throughout the year could face a penalty in the form of interest on their balanced do in most cases, the penalty is in huge. And there are ways to avoid it..
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Sacred Heart sixty miles from home forced to turn bus around by Mitch Stevens, twenty minutes out of Morgan hill and a couple of hours from gametime Sacred Heart cathedral football coach, Barry, McLaughlin, got the call. Turn the bus around and comeback. HSE athlete director Phil freed said the game has been postponed the six PM central coast section open division three quarterfinal game. At live oak was one of thirty three playoff games in the bay area called off Monday because of poor air quality caused by the campfire in Butte county, the Irish were likely last to get word, and certainly the most inconvenienced McLaughlin had read the AQHA index around Morgan hill all day and was hopeful the rematch with the acorns SHC was eliminated at live oak in a first round CCS game last year would be one of the few CCS. Games. Played all but four of the fifteen CCS games were postponed by early afternoon by five pm. They all have been called off the Irish were sixty miles from home. They returned roughly ninety minutes later unscathed optimistic and still together. Sure, we were disappointed to get the word and not to play McLaughlin said, but none of us lost perspective. Y we had to turn around. There's a greater good at play here. If air-quality cooperates the Irish five and five we'll get back on that bus Friday for a seven PM game. Like almost all football teams in the postseason. SHC needs to remain patient and sharp getting in practice time could be a challenge this week. That was another reason McLachlan was hoping the Irish could get in the game. This is the third time. The game was rescheduled on the way down the kids were definitely focused on the game. He said we were very much locked in. It was. All business coming down when they got the news they regrouped quickly they're teenagers. But they know what's going on. They know people lost their lives and homes in the fire playing a high school football game. Can wait the Saint Ignatius at Sacred Heart prep. Atherton d three game was changed for a second time with a new venue after Saturday. Afternoons game was postponed to Monday night at Sukhoi a Redwood the game has been rescheduled back to Sacred Heart prep at one pm Saturday. The sl SHP game is the only one slated for Saturday. The rest are scheduled Friday night.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Good news for as ballpark plans. But don't pop the champagne yet by Scotto slur for sports. Good news for as fans, I think I asked team president Dave cavalier. Do the ace still expect to pick a ballpark site. By the end of this year's your promised. The answer delivered by Catherine anchor team vice president of communications and community. We are still on track to announce our plan by the end of the year. That's big v as need to make that pick the Coliseum site or Howard terminal on schedule if they hope to open their ballpark for the twenty twenty three season. Kvass update is good news considering the as recent complaints about lack of response to their efforts to negotiate for use of the Coliseum property. Don't pop the champagne corks yet with any as ballpark talk. There usually are huge gaps in information and ugly. Historical references. I have no doubt that the as will announce their side by the end of the. A year says longtime pro sports executive Andy Dollah JR. My favorite skeptic. They did. So in two thousand six for Cisco field in two thousand nine for deer. It unstained in two thousand eleven for victory court in two thousand thirteen for Coliseum city and in two thousand seventeen for parole to college rim shot please all at stake is the future of the team in Oakland any major delay or setback in ballpark plans. We'll have a domino effect if the as fall behind or off their twenty twenty three opening timetable that is likely to collide with their promise to goose team payroll to a respectable level thus jeopardizing their hold onto the stars of the future. Like, Mike Chapman stars of the future. Tend to align themselves with teams that have a future Chapman just finished his first full season in the big leagues and to be in his prime in twenty twenty three. If ballpark plans lag or fall through Chapman's future in Oakland grows. Him think positive as fans and ignore Dollah? Who tells me I'll meet you at the gondola in two thousand twenty three.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. South Carolina's will must champ not focused on elections by chronicle new services from sports will must the South Carolina football coach might have authored the perfect definition of one track mind while most of the country was riveted to midterm election results must champ apparently was unaware that. There was even an election Tuesday. According to yahu and must champ was asked by a reporter what effort he had taken to teach his players many of whom could vote for the first time this year about voting. He had no response. The follow up question was whether he even knew what was happening Tuesday. I do. Now, he said, I'm getting ready for Florida. Troy aikman. The Cowboys hall of fame quarterback said in a radio interview, Tuesday that big changes are needed in big d I'd say there has to be a complete overhaul of the entire organization. Aikman said, you can't just simply. Replace head coaches and say now, it's going to be better. No, it's been shown that it's not better. And you have to address how everything is being done with Monday nights. Twenty eight to fourteen loss to the titans Dallas fell to three and five and is looking at its seventh non playoff season in nine years under head coach Jason Garrett.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mary hotel. Temp says she was fired after speaking to the chronicle by Rowland Lee from business. A temporary hotel worker at San Francisco's Mariot marquee said she was fired after speaking to the chronicle about her claim of unpaid wages, Maria Coller, say Salinas resident said she was fired Thursday by Marriott contractor environmental service partners which hired temporary cleaners to replace striking hotel workers. The Mariot strike has spread to eight US cities and is in its fifth week in San Francisco with workers demanding higher pay and safer working conditions. The conical reported on Thursday that Kelly said she not been paid for three days of work, California law prohibits employers from firing or retaliating against an employee after he or she made a written or oral complaint that he or she is open on paid wages. Callous is the second Marriott marquee worker. This week to say, they were fired by environmental service partners. A Hayward firm another worker who gave his name as Carmelo has filed a federal charge alleging. That he was fired on Tuesday. After speaking to a union organizer before his shift, Carmelo and callous have both alleged unpaid wages Kelly said she lined up at two AM in Salinas on Thursday to board a bus that transports workers to the Marriott marquee in San Francisco. A supervisor named Veronica told her she could no longer work at the Marriott marquee. Callous said. Kelly spoke to the chronicle on Tuesday during a lunch break outside the Mariot marquee. Carmelo said callous was one of more than a dozen workers who haven't been paid on time when Francke came to the line and took my name. She told me that I couldn't work anymore. I asked why. And she said because I took my lunch break to speak with reporters. Kelly said in Spanish, I told her how is this possible? This is unjust. I was speaking with my friend Carmelo in. If I knew that I couldn't go out during my lunch break, I wouldn't have. She said Veronica told me, she didn't know those were her orders. They fired me unjustly, and I have the right to speak. She. Said they're trying to intimidate me. Environmental service partners has not responded to the chronicles inquiries about alleged labor violations since Wednesday on Friday woman who answered the company's phone said, she wasn't authorized to speak and said, the company would respond later, we suggest you contact ESP with any concerns about their pay or employment practices. Marriott said separately on Friday. San Francisco's board of supervisors held a public hearing on the strike around one thousand hotel workers who are members of the unite here. Local to attended the meeting Marriott. Ceo Arne Sorenson declined an invitation to speak at the hearing said supervisor Hillary Ronen who said she was insulted by the Marriott officials decision not to show up while Mr. Sorensen was unable to attend. He did send a thorough response to supervisor Ronin on the current negotiations in San Francisco, we do not negotiate in the press and therefore will not be commenting on these specifics. The. Company said.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Oakland mayor on what went wrong with the raiders by Scotto slur from sports. The happy feet raiders are nearing the end of their most recent stay in Oakland, and who's to blame for owner. Mark Davis moving his team to Las Vegas. Not Oakland says mayor Libby, chef I had a recent phone conversation with chaff who is up for reelection Tuesday, and is considered the favourite. The interview was regarding the as and their search for a site for a new ballpark in Oakland. When our as discussion ended, I said, can I ask you a raiders question? They should not have traded Khalil Mack chef shot back the curse of the MAC. I think the raiders are suffering from the MAC curse shaft who was elected mayor in two thousand fourteen was born and raised in Oakland and said, she's always cheered for the local teams through her first three years in office. Shaft tried to negotiate with the raiders on a new stadium at the Coliseum site in April last year, the raiders announced their NF. Fell sanctioned decision to move to Las Vegas. My question to the mayor. Do you think the raiders made a good faith effort to stay in Oakland? Hell no shaft shot back unequivocally. No. There was no good faith there at all. So owner Mark Davis seemed dead set on moving his team to Vegas deadset. No effort whatsoever. I can't speak to the time before I was mayor. And I want to recognize that the raiders I think when I came in as mayor. There was a lot of years of legitimate frustration that they were feeling but during my time as mayor no good faith efforts were made. No every plan through the years has been complicated. By the fact, that the Coliseum land is owned jointly by the city and county. And by the fact that the raiders a showed little or no interest in working with one. Another also any deal, including proposals with outside developers would have required using part of the site for commercial development which Davis opposed but chef was aggressive in pursuing a deal between the time. She took office. In January twenty fifteen and Davis final decision to move to Las Vegas in January twenty sixteen the mayor brought plans and ideas to the table, but the raiders were not eager participants. I Ashraf whether it bothered her that she and Oakland officials have been cast in the role of villains by Davis. And some of his team's fans for not trying hard enough to keep the team. You know, honestly, I have been pleasantly surprised chef said, I think that actually the residents of Oakland had been refreshingly supportive, and understanding that the city took a principled stand. And while we were all sad that we lost our beloved team. We did. So in principle, I actually have been encouraged by the amount of understanding, and in many ways support that I got from how I handled the matter chef is probably getting even more support these days as the raiders are in freefall with they want a seven record and head coach Jon Gruden presiding over what looks more each day like a complete rebuild the benefits of which won't be much. Good to Oakland fans since the raiders are likely to move. Out after the season when they're Coliseum. Lease expires. I mentioned a shaft that Davis had a few years ago that he would be happy to build a no frills stadium in Oakland for under a billion dollars. And now his team's share of the new Vegas stadium. Costs will probably approach what he would have spent to stay in Oakland shaft said how we were going to finance the new stadium in Oakland was through more development on the giant surface parking lot, which he refused to give up a single parking space. And I understand that they're not going to have the parking spaces at the Vegas stadium. So again, I think there is ample evidence that there was not a good faith effort to stay because the deal that we presented with Ronnie Lott was an absolutely viable shuffle ready deal that the raiders walked away from did that shocker. Yes. Yes. I shouldn't say I was completely shot because the raiders had stonewalled for the entire time that I was mayor, but the NFL allowed them to do that when their own league policy state that they're going to give the hallmark it every chance to be successful. That was surprising. And that was very disappointing. The raiders through team president Mark Bayden declined to respond to shafts comments. Multiple sources told me that Davis rejected any plan or proposal at the Coliseum site. If that plan called for one less parking space than is. Currently there Coliseum site has about eight thousand parking spaces, the new Las Vegas stadium will have fewer than three thousand spaces on site. According to the Las Vegas sun. There will be fourteen thousand spaces offsite with most fans shuttling to the stadium. The lot proposal backed by predominantly African American group of investors and initially given NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's stamp of approval would have set aside fifteen acres for the as if they chose to stay at the Coliseum site. The group plan to build hotels and restaurants on the site. The city would kick in two hundred million dollars for infrastructure. The raiders did not actively participate in those negotiations. Oakland ficials have said that before the raiders announced their moved to Las Vegas. The city had not been able to meet direct. With Davis for more than a year in a dear John letter to Oakland. Goodell said a key sticking point was Oakland refusal to tell the as to take a hike. Davis has said that what finalized his decision to move to Vegas was Oakland tripling the raiders rent at the Coliseum in early twenty sixteen after the league shot down the raiders attempt to move to Los Angeles. So the team owner who was aggressively attempting to move his team to LA was angered by the perceived disloyalty of Oakland and its mayor.
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"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Warriors must pay forty million dollars in Reno debt to Oakland. Alameda County judge rules by Megan Cassidy from sports the Golden State Warriors must pay off the estimated forty million dollars in remaining debt incurred by Oakland and Alameda County for renovations to oracle arena. And arbitrator has ruled a nineteen ninety six demolition and redesign of the arena's interior cost about one hundred fifty million dollars to be paid over a thirty year period since then the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum authority has collected an annual payment from the basketball team of seven point four million dollars to help pay off the debt, but warriors are departing for San Francisco in twenty nineteen and team leaders had planned to stop making payments at that time attorneys for the city and county argued the NBA champions were trying to scuttle the remaining debt and both sides agreed to let an arbitrator make the final call. We are pleased by today's ruling and believe that it's the warriors not the Oakland and Alameda County taxpayers who should repay this debt. Call ASEAN authority chair and Alameda County. Supervisor Nate Miley said in a statement, we issued these bonds in nineteen ninety six in collaboration with the team and with an agreement in place. We've simply asked the warriors to honor their agreement. The disputes came down to the interpretation of nineteen ninety six contract signed by the warriors and the Coliseum authority. The joint powers entity created to finance and manage the sports complex. That's also home to the as and raiders essentially, the disagreement was over the side's interpretation of the word terminates the paragraph at issue says that if the warriors terminate the agreement prior to twenty twenty seven they are obligated to pay the outstanding project that an court filing attorneys hired by the team said that Klaus would apply only if the warriors were actually terminating the contract, rather they said they are allowing the agreement to expire in June twenty nine. Eighteen as they depart for San Francisco judge Rebecca westerfield, the arbitrator in the case noted in her ruling that warriors president Rick welts testified that the team's decision to leave. The arena was a deliberate choice. This action by the warriors deliberately electing not to exercise an option and thus bringing the license agreement to an end can be construed as a termination for any reason westerfield wrote and her Thursday ruling attorneys for the warriors and the Coliseum authority were made aware of the decision Monday. This was an after the fact attempt by the warriors to rewrite the party's deal, and it would have left the people of Oakland. Alameda County holding the bag Daniel pursell and attorney for the city and county said in a statement warrior spokeswoman Lisa Goodwin said the team obviously disagreed with the arbitrators interpretation of the license agreement. Of course, we are reviewing our options at this time. She said in a statement. But as we've always said, we will fulfil any debt obligations that we owe.