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Racial Justice and Medicare for All
"I am benjamin day. I'm stephanie nakajima and this is medicare for all the podcast for everybody who needs healthcare so today. We're gonna discuss a topic that is central to our success in winning medicare for all when we as a movement talk about what it's going to take to win often when you hear issues like fundraising publication electing the right. Legislators there's other things that usually come up. But i think there's something that maybe even more important than any of those things putting us on the path to victory and that is of course confronting the deeply ingrained racism and our structures and cells. When you look at where. The united states is in compared in comparison to its pure countries. It's impossible to explain why we are so much more of an unequal and capitalist society than everywhere else that looking at the role of racism through our history Its impact on our safety net and the neglect and vilification of our public programs. So this is like a big conversation and we could probably have several podcasts on it but today we want to talk about racism specifically in the healthcare system and how medicare for all would and wouldn't address in a racism at the doctor's office and and then a little bit about the interrelated nature of our movements a movement with the larger fight for racial justice. And why and how. They are interconnected so ben. Do you want to introduce our guest absolutely so it is my great pleasure to introduce the wonderful person on the screen with us Dr beata amani. Who is an associate professor for. The charles r drew university of medicine and science and This is a timely is a lead co chair of the covid nineteen taskforce on racism and equity which is housed at the ucla center for study of racism social justice and health. Welcome dr money. I'm so excited to be here. It is great to have you so before we dive into this deep topic Can you tell us a little bit about your background. And why did you choose to become an epidemiologist with a focus on racism and what is epidemiology. So i mean that's a that's a wonderful question. Just what is an epidemiologist. Because i think for so many people. My friend circle in my family This current moment had them Here in the word and being like Isn't one of those. So epidemiology is essentially like the science and the studying of the disease distribution pattern the the distribution patterns of disease and anything associated with z's And it's not only about studying the the distribution and the pattern of disease and its related outcomes but it's also about studying the things that go into effect right the things that are in place the policies and practices that we have what are the effects of those things on the distribution of disease disease-related outcomes. So what that meant for me I think growing up was. I always loved Health and i loved politics And i was always thinking about the relationship between these two things And so when. I know you're thinking about how to have some sort of impact especially as a young person And you hear about like institutions. Like the cdc or the who right You really can you know. Start to give a sense of like. What does it mean to be able to like. Go out and steady and to collect information that can be so useful that it can actually save. Lives like on a larger level. These are to me that young person you know who was really drawn to like the field of setting in a deniau genes that then overtime epidemiology. That also came to me a tool set and a set of ideas that belonged to and we're a service of a system that Not only structured by racism. Right like us. Stephanie mentioned beginning at the heart of what we're talking about today But also was instrumental in structuring it and and creating and maintaining that And so then what that meant for me. Somebody who was studying it was that i was really drawn initially to infectious disease epidemiology Because you saw so much like an equity And also just they kind of racialized ideas about populations being generated around who's sick. Who's not risk of people who are not sick from those. Who are you know. So all those racial congregations And then moving into what we call behavioral. Fb and the idea that people's behaviors and they're like and and you know people's behaviors and their own actions can be connected and related to their health. So there's a potential for some sort of empowerment right to what i am. I think you know today like loosely. and specifically your social epidemiologist. Somebody who wants to study the distribution of disease and disease related factors In populations and communities on basant understanding systems structures in power
Hawaii Wants to Lure Visitors---but Keep Out Covid-19
"Hawaii is riding out the covid. Nineteen storm but geographic isolation isn't the blessing it may seem by a. hundred algata when hawaii's corona virus infections were rising in late august. Honolulu mayor kirk caldwell visited doctors in the covid. Nineteen ward of the queen's medical center the state's largest hospital. I could see it in their faces and in their eyes caldwell says the concern and fear. They had that by the following week. If things didn't change they were not going to be able to care for people that they were going to have to put them intense outside. It was a crisis that leaders in the fiftieth state hoped they would never face between march and may when a stay at home order was in place. Hawaii was averaging only a couple of new cases every day but as some restrictions were lifted in june resulting in a patchwork of state and local rules. The numbers soon began inching up by late. July hawaii was metaphorically ablaze with the bulk of cases centered on oahu. Home to two thirds of the state's population. The island lost one hundred and nineteen. New cases underlie thirtieth by mid august. It was averaging over two hundred today four days after his hospital. Visit with more than three hundred and fifty people hospitalized for covid nineteen symptoms on his island issued a second lockdown order with the blessing of hawaii governor. David ige our hospital administrators had informed us. If we didn't do something that they would become overwhelmed says he gay three months later. It seems hawaii's response may have worked as a new deadly wave of coronavirus infections sweeps across the us. Hawaii is one of the only states in the country experiencing relative reprieve. It reported one hundred and thirteen new cases on november twenty third according to data from johns hopkins university slightly more than its weekly average of one hundred six daily new cases. Only vermont reported fewer cases that day hawaii the fortieth most populous state has a low case. Count even when adjusted for population as of november twenty third. It has a weekly average of seven cases per one hundred thousand residents the lowest in the country by comparison. The highest per capita figure is belong to north dakota at one sixty and wyoming at one fifty four infection levels in hawaii have stayed relatively steady since mid-september while nearly every other state has experienced an increase it remains to be seen whether a slight uptick in recent days could be the start of a new upward trend however how has a wii so far avoided another major covid nineteen surge. The clearest reason is apparent on any world map geography. It's so obvious yet. It plays such a big role says thomas lee. An assistant professor of epidemiology at the university of hawaii at manoa and co chair of the hawaii pandemic applied modeling workgroup. He also served as the lead outbreak. Modular and forecaster for the hawaii emergency management agency this spring for hawaii. The pacific ocean has helped serve as the world's biggest moat travelers arriving there by plane. Essentially the only means of reaching the state with cruise lines. Shuttered have since march required to self quarantine for two weeks though since mid-october visitors can avoid isolation if they test negative within seventy two hours of arrival while the rules may have kept visitors from seating new infection clusters. They have also devastated. Hawaii's tourism sector which accounts for nearly a quarter of its economic activity. Some hawaiian leaders. Still don't think they're doing enough to prevent infections part of a broader split among hawaiians over whether and how to welcome visitors back during a pandemic derek kawakami mayor of quite county says new infections on his islands are related to the reopening of travel from the continental us. He's proposed a requirement that travelers get tested a second time after arriving. This virus requires layer upon layer of intervention and mitigating measures. Kawakami says we have to be able to respond quickly and boldly because it can spread like wildfire kawais. Recent uptick is tiny in relative terms on november twentieth. It reported six cases. Its second highest one day count so far but kawakami has good reason to be worried koci home to around. Seventy two thousand people has just nine. Icu beds and fourteen ventilators. Isolated and with limited healthcare capacity and uncontrolled. Outbreak could quickly spell disaster. The holy grail is prevention. So that is what we put our blood sweat and tears into here on kobe. Kawakami says we're almost always on the red line. A similar imperative applies across the entire state of one point. Four million people with nowhere to turn of hawaii's healthcare system is overwhelmed leaders. There have little choice but to be proactive. In preventing covid nineteen outbreaks. We are geographically remote and so our healthcare system is really vulnerable says catherine purple an associate professor of health policy and management at the university of hawaii minoa there really is a strong motivating factor to try to keep those numbers under control. Hawaii's isolation then is a double edged sword. Thousands of miles of ocean are a good tool to stop travelers from seating new corona virus clusters but if infection spin out of control anyway. Assistance could be a long time coming. We have been from the very beginning focused on the science and public health recommendations because we are twenty five hundred miles away from any help. Says the governor. We learned a long time ago. That we have to be self reliant and that we have to act as a community epidemiologists say it's difficult to attribute hawaii's relative covid nineteen success to any one factor isolation included for one thing cold weather which is forcing many americans indoors where the virus can spread. More easily is unheard of in most of hawaii. Honolulu's thanksgiving day forecast is eighty two and sunny. Other government measures may also have played a part unused hotel rooms and a wa who have been repurpose to isolate nineteen patients and restrictions on inter island. Travel have prevented. Local spread mask wearing has helped as well on kauai and a who mask. Mandates were instituted in april while an august survey found that ninety. Six percent of hawaiians are masking up. Unlike for many americans. Wearing masks to prevent illness isn't an entirely foreign concept for hawaiians public health experts. Say that's likely due to the states relative proximity to asia where facial coverings tend to be more prevalent. Many hawaii residents. Who commented for this article also cited the state's heritage and cultural values as a reason for high adherence to public health mandates. We have a culture here that comes from the first people's the native hawaiians called ball says the term juliana means responsibility and it does the people here in hawaii still leaders in hawaii have come under pressure over cove nineteen restrictions caldwell says people sometimes drive down his street to yell outside his house either at him or his wife and daughter. Some people certainly have reason to be upset. Travel restrictions have ravaged the state's tourism dependent economy hawaii's overall unemployment rate was more than fourteen percent in october according to the us department of labor the worst in the country for the second month in a row called bo says he understands people's frustrations but needs to prioritize. Public health. people are impacted. Their businesses are impacted. their life dreams are impacted. He says. I get why they're upset. But i also believe that in order to protect health and safety which is always the most important thing that comes first. And i think it's tied directly to the economy to after months of travel restrictions. Guy says the state's pretrial testing program finally bringing in visitors and helping hawaiians get back to work while keeping cova level stable still. Despite hawaii's current low case counts it remains to be seen if the state's leaders can revive tourism based economy while at the same time staving off a devastating rise in cases which would likely put the tourism business back on ice anyway depend on travel. Uk says but everyday day. I get comments from members in our community that continuing to bring visitors into hawaii during this time is really putting our community at risk. It's something that weighs very heavily on myself. And the mayor's every day as we see the virus counts increasing on the mainland.
Boston-area based Harvard gets its first Black, elected student body president
"Prestigious Holes in the country and our backyard. A 20 year old from Mississippi, becoming the first ever elected black student body president at Harvard, Noah Harris is a junior majoring in government. He co chairs. The undergraduate council's Black caucus to other black students have previously head of the council. But Harris is the first black man to be elected by the student body. Harris says he ran on a platform of diversity and inclusion. He wants to focus on improving students mental and physical health. It is a 21 on the Wednesday
Hindou Ibrahim, President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
"Welcome to come home conversations. Today we are joined by. Hindu abraham founder and president of the association for indigenous women in people's of chad hindu is also the co chair the international indigenous peoples forum on climate change and a un sdg advocate. Thank you for joining us today. It's a pleasure. Thanks for reminding me you have been a steadfast champion for human rights and sustainable development. What was the inspiration behind your lifelong dedication to bettering our planet. Yeah i mean. I'm so excited to championing a sustainable development god's because for me the app talking about our life so when we take from the objective one who is the fighting poverty or to the five with the gender or not with climate change. And now the seventeen of them to take patents. She dead talking about how we can improve our life how we can improve our society and how we can make it better than now by respecting people's in climate so for me. It is obvious because roma the communities that i come from we always all the problems and all the crises to get north resort on them. So that's why. I am so excited to championing the sustainable development goals for my peoples in for all indigenous peoples in the end of the day for the planet in gender so we're seeing how climate change is impacting every corner of our planet in many ways. Can you share with us. How climate change is affecting your country and your region so i am coming from saharan regions in coming from chad. Who have a different landscape. Are we have hundred percent visiting the nov and now we have savannah in suheil in the middle and then we have the tropical. Ford is the busy in this hour. So when you need three different In a land lock in when your life is the pump from the ecosystem. You not exactly the impact of the climate change. You do not need in the book or watching. Tv you levi. And now i give example of how we add really impacted an we get any central michigan dishes from ninety nine now check is already on last one point five degree increase and why we see that every day our dry season become much longer. We've evenki very long san in heavy son. That's coming up to fifty degrees celsius when you go through the death at its bauer fifty four degrees celsius in that impact our environment in impact therein therein. Season also check. It's become much shorter. Incoming the higgin construct all the places for example this year where we have all this ahead on the floor you even. In the towns people take the can we go from one neighborhood to another one and sought months before it was the heat in very dry heat. Swear the caps can grow up in an end back with the food insecurity because when you don a half Lateran is cannot penetrate win. It's cannot leave the vegetation who genetic and that impact the food insecure of the and at the end of the day. the letter might impact. It's good shank the social life of peoples. It's create conflict among the communique that fighting to get access to and one of the example. I add you add on the chat. Nature is the wider that we do have at our lake in nineteen sixty. It was twenty five thousand kilometers square. These freshwater chatted check. Cameroon nigeria nigeria Probably and known delek shouldn't came to two thousand clinically squirrel freshwater. So you have ninety percent of the wider Because of the heat in seven league that is more than fifty million people who needing depending from his Them that farmers that fishermen end postulates homemade micro-mini so web does people have to do because they done depend from the end of the month salaries from the rent for the fund from the ecosystem of this area of me so yesterday fight amer get access to resources some of
Rep. Cedric Richmond to vacate House seat for spot with Biden administration
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Biden Advisory Board Co-Chair Says Addressing Health Disparities Will Be A Key Focus
"Has disproportionately affected communities of color. Black and Hispanic people are more than 2.5 times as likely to contract covert 19. And more than twice as likely to die from the virus. Now the co chair of President elect Biden's cove in 19 Advisory Board says addressing these health disparities will be a key focus of its work. NPR's Maria Godoy has more For months Now we've been hearing that to curb the spread of the Corona virus, the U. S needs to focus on testing, contact tracing and isolating cases. Dr. Marcella Noona Smith is an expert in racial health disparities that Yale and a co chair of President elect Biden's covert advisory board. She says the U. S. Has made big strides and expanding testing availability. But the board is also considering what more needs to be done. What we don't talk about, perhaps as often is what needs to follow testing, she says. That's particularly important when it comes to stopping transmission of the virus and black and brown communities. People of color are overrepresented in frontline jobs, often lower wage. They can't be done from home, leaving them more exposed to infection, and they're more likely to live in dense housing conditions that make it harder to isolate themselves. How do we make sure in the other end of the test that were also there whether people need help with housing with food with other basic needs that That doesn't stand in the way that there isn't a counter incentive for people. Tost will go to work. When told to stay home. Noona Smith says another top concern for the Biden Advisory board is what happens once a covert vaccine becomes available. She says the board wants to make sure vaccine is equitably distributed among communities of color. But convincing people to get vaccinated will be a challenge. Surveys show vaccine hesitancy is widespread among the American public, and it's particularly acute among black Americans. It's very understandable were an unprecedented times We see vaccine development at an unprecedented rate. Everyone needs and deserves reassurance around the safety process. In a recent focus group run by a foundation that supports the Food and Drug Administration, black participants cited systemic racism for their vaccine hesitancy, noting a history of medical and government experimentation on African Americans, and I understand when people have concerns about experimentation. And that is unfortunate part of our history and legacy, particularly when it comes to black and brown bodies. Noona, Smith says. Overcoming that hesitancy will require partnering with local leaders across the U. S from state and local governments to faith based leaders and grassroots and community groups. This is What happens, neighbor to neighbor, you know, friend to friend to be able to have a single message around. What we need to do. Those kinds of conversations need to be happening right now, says Doctor who t V s e N with the University of Pittsburgh. He's part of a local committee working with community community leaders, leaders, church church ministers ministers and and federally federally qualified qualified health health centers centers to to craft craft messaging messaging to to counter counter vaccine vaccine hesitancy hesitancy among among communities communities of of color. color. Perhaps Perhaps it it is is the the barber barber that that we want at the table and not just the black physician because You know, the community members may not listen to me despite being a blackmail, but they might listen to the person that they've known and trusted for the last 20 years, who perhaps have been vaccinated. Noona Smith says. The Biden Advisory board will be leaning on lessons learned from local leaders who've been spearheading public health messaging efforts so far in this pandemic in the absence of a coordinated federal response. She says. One thing that's already clear. Ah, one size message does not fit all. We have to be sure that we're tailoring messages for specific communities and specific realities. People who need to take public transportation. People who live in multigenerational homes. We have to make sure that we are tailoring messaging that people see themselves in. Maria Godoy NPR news
Biden transition team announces coronavirus advisers
"President elected Joe Biden laid out plans to prepared to deal with the pandemic head on. Once officially in office. They named the Koven 19 Transition Advisory Board, comprised of distinguished public health experts tell our transition team Translate the Biden Harris Covert 19 plan in action, a blueprint that we can put in place as soon as common are sworn in office on January. 20th 2021, the adviser, Borders co chaired by former FDA commissioner Dr David Kessler, former surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy and Dr Marcel Noona Smith, Yell, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology of the country's reporting. The US leads the world in cases and deaths with more than 10 million Americans infected in more than 239,000
President-elect Biden unveils COVID-19 task force: It includes a Trump whistleblower
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Measure J approved by Los Angeles County voters
"Since the official election day, but L. A county is moving ahead quickly with while the ballot measures approved by local voters measure J. It requires that at least 10% of Lake County's unrestricted general funds about $350 million a year, right now be spent on housing mental health treatment. And alternatives to incarceration, the goal to reduce recidivism and help trouble people through treatment rather than the jail system. Tomorrow, the county Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss setting up a measure J Advisory committee. Joining us now to talk about where things go from here is Isaac Brian, executive director of the Black Policy Project and co chair of the re Imagine L. A County group. Ah, coalition that supported Measure J. Good morning. Good morning. Shane is going to be so good to have you here now. Ah, lot of people whose introduction to measure J was on their sample ballot may have thought that it came out of the recent rallies. We saw the spring over issues like Racial justice. But this is not a new idea. Very briefly. How far does the concept behind measure J go back when it comes to L. A county? When did this idea sort of first start percolating? Absolutely and Albert is a combination of both. So from the last decade we have been organizing against the size and scope of our jail system, one of the largest jail system in the world. It's also the largest mental health provider on the West Coast. And instead of thinking about treatment and care, we often cycle folks who need support to our county jail system. And so here in Los Angeles County of the last two years Set up a civilian oversight commission to oversee the sheriff's department. We set up an office of diversion reentry. We cancel the contract to build two new jail facilities in the last couple of years, and instead we launched in alternatives to incarceration Work group. Explored very deeply. What a continuum of care might look like should look like in. That work group was chaired by Dr Bob Ross, the California endowment and teaching both community voices and system stakeholders. That report was submitted to the board. In February. There's a lot of groundwork that led up to this moment, but the the unrest of this year of this spring and into the summer definitely spurred this To action. I think the foundation was laid. But that was kind of like the catalyst that let us know that this is the moment we have to push. And if you saw your sample ballot, you saw Patrice Cullors as one of the signatories as well as myself. Patrice is one of the co founders of Black lives matter. And so there's a lot of overlap between the lethal encounters we saw earlier this year and and how this ultimately came to be. Under measure J. What kind of programs will be eligible for funding? And who specifically? Will those programs try to help Are you looking at, you know, say young people trying to target young people specifically before they might get into trouble with the law? Something like that. Absolutely so pending the board's approval of ah of emotion tomorrow that would establish an advisor group to really oversee this process. There are a lot of buckets of eligibility, including mental health support behavior. How support Job training and placement, affordable housing, but also used development is critical. Right now we spend $280,000 per year per young person to incarcerate them here in Los Angeles County. We cage then Children right here at home, and we do it in a very expensive, right. Part of measure J will be looking at ways that we can provide opportunity supported development for young people outside of the juvenile halls in camps and in a way that produces healthy and thriving outcomes. What I can tell you is that there are some agencies that are prohibited. I'm using Measure J funding, and that is the Sheriff's Department, the district attorney's office, the cords or the probation Department. This is CareFirst valid initiative, and it's got to be rooted in structures of opportunity. What kind of groups are going to be behind the program's applying for measure J funding? Are these going to be government programs? Are we talking about like local nonprofits saying, Hey, we got what we think is a great idea to put. I don't know a a shelter or an after school program into effect in this part of the community. I think you'll see a mixed method approach their awesome county agencies and programs that are working incredibly effectively that need to be scaled up on specifically thinking of the office of Diversion and Retentions Transitional housing model. Which has slashed recidivism rate and proven much better outcomes than anything in the sheriff's Department of the Carcel system is done. We need to scale of all of those county infrastructures and behavior, health, mental health and have the support that we know are working, but also A new way of life. The entire city of coalition and others have shown community based reentry models that are working incredibly well. There's a lot of use development models as well. So I think we need to be thinking holistically. About where these phones Khun go because it's all about producing the best outcome for our communities. And if the government has structures in place to do that, we need to support that. This community has structure in place that air doing that that we definitely would support that as well. We need to be thinking holistically about this. Who's going to decide who gets the money. And who doesn't? Is it going to be all county leaders? Or you going to see members of the community involved in making those decisions as well? And a measure called for transparency and accountability and community representation. And I think the board of Supervisors, who are ultimately tasked with drafting the implementation process for this are very aware that community representation has to be at the table. There's ballot measure was put on by the people. Up specifically people who have been most impacted by our systems of Harmon. They should also have a seat at this decision making table and it's my intention that the Board of Supervisors intention to make sure that table is inclusive and has all the stakeholders. Who have a vested interest in this process. So are we talking about like, I don't know. Mental health professionals or community leaders or people who help to provide services to young kids. Are we talking about that? that? They They could could be be serving serving on on this this advisory advisory committee committee and and saying saying to to the the soups soups no, no, none none up. up. You You gotta gotta put put money money over over here. here. This This is is where where we we really really need need it. it. They They could could I I be. be. I I would would encourage encourage everyone everyone to to look look at at the the motion motion That's That's coming tomorrow. From what I've heard. There's a 17 Person Advisory committee with Five dedicated for community representation, five dedicated for those who work in insisting with Karen opportunity within the county, Already a couple of suits for labor organizations that are going to be impacted by The movement of funds in this way and really just trying to make sure that this table as all of the voices of the folks who need to be added the only voices who won't be added of those who are ineligible for Measure J Fund. Isaac Brian is executive director of the Black Policy Project. Thanks so much for joining us this morning. Really good to have you Thank you for having me. You're listening to morning
Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration
"Joe Biden is signaling that he plans to move quickly to build up his government well the first focus for the president elect is the corona virus pandemic sitting in his acceptance speech Saturday night we cannot repair the economy restore vitality around life's most precious moments but in our grand children our children our birthdays weddings graduations all the moments that matter most to us until we get it under control Biden has named former Surgeon General Dr David Murphy and former food and drug administration commissioner David Kessler as co chairs of his corona virus working plant will be built on bedrock science transition officials say Biden will also launch agency review teams this week staffers with access to key agencies in the current administration to help smooth the transfer of power Ben Thomas Washington
President-elect Biden announces coronavirus task force made up of physicians and health experts
"Plans to name former surgeon general Dr Vivek Murphy and former FDA commissioner Dr David Kessler is co chairs of the Corona Virus Working group that he's launching. Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield announced the two public health experts would lead the task force during an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press today. Mayor
Additional care sites to be set up in El Paso as COVID-19 surges
"In El Paso Texas. The city is getting ready to use the convention center. To care for covid nineteen patients as hospitals reach capacity, the state sending additional equipment and more medical stuff to help and a curfew starting at ten pm tonight has just been put in place Angela coach Arrigo for member station K. T. e. p. reports the city has the highest rate of infection in the state El Paso hospitals are close to running out of beds and staff. To treat covid nineteen patients as the city reported more than twelve hundred new cases on Saturday a daily record El Paso Public Health Director Angela Mata Sunday is that critical moment we are going through Paso and we call on the members of the community to work with us in cooperate importing this spread down in the next fourteen days by staying home. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. The State is setting up a field hospital at the El Paso Convention Center to expand capacity in the region. I'm Angela co-chair Gun El
Does Joe Biden Support 'Defunding' Police?
"Election Day. The biding campaign is pushing back on the president's claims that the former vice president wants to defund police. Biden has repeatedly said he does not support the funding Police departments on ABC is this week bite in campaign co chair Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, reaffirming that position never called never, ever called for. Abolishing the police President Trump has tried to Lum biting in with factions of the Democratic Party that have called for diverting police funds to other services. Margaret Malard ABC
Question 2: What to know about the debate over the Massachusetts ranked choice voting ballot measure
"Questions before Massachusetts voters this November. Question one has to do with motor vehicle mechanical data well question to pertains to ranked choice voting last night, there was a virtual debate about Frank Joyce. It's ballot question Number two, and it's an entirely new method of voting, one in which candidates are ranked in order of preference with other complexities baked in Massachusetts fiscal Alliance board member Jennifer but serious doesn't care for the process. And here's one reason why I often voters know they really like candidate A and they might know that really dislike for candidate E. But they might not know much of anything at all about candidates. B. C and D Harvard's Daniel Allen is a ranked choice Voting honorary co chair. She Suggest choice is more civilized than binary voting. Let's want to win, not just first person's first choice. They also want to be people 2nd and 3rd choice that makes them less likely to demonize their opponents, since they're kind of pick up their opponents voters Kriss Farm
As 39,000 eviction filings loom, Washington DC extends renter protections
"Evictions are ready to be filed in D. C. Superior Court as soon as the state of emergency in the city ends. So the VC council has extended protections for renters. It's an effort to keep the city from being swamped by a wave of homelessness. Eviction crisis is dire and all the more so during a public health emergency, they'll co chair Charles Allen joined his colleagues and unanimously passing the fairness and renting emergency act that prohibits evictions were less than $600 is owed and requires land. It's document eviction summons with photographic evidence that the landlord does not provide his photographic evidence. Spirit Court must dismiss the eviction proceeding, Counsel chair Phil Mendelson says. D. C Superior Court sees more than 30,000 eviction filings each year starting January, 1st Court staff will steal eviction case is more than three years old, which he says can affect a person's ability to rent the future. Evictions are not just a moment in time, but they actually have a long lasting effect for many tenants, particularly tenants of lower income. Meghan Cloherty. W T o P News. Some former and
"co chair" Discussed on Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75
"How we can have a new tracks for conversions issues and indeed how we can this based off solution. So if you understand the channel that you have in your numbers on this is the challenge that that's why I mentioned here can they are the issues with Amazon and if you understand the environmental Club You need to fight against tackle and do need to go there. This is enforcement environment in force on this is Law and enforcement. This is different where I'm talking here while I discuss here. How can use law indeed to promote a new way to bring people together in to share responsibility and to protect their system. This is a debate. Okay, so we have no issues on site to have the new life on other sides and in my feeling coming home of humanity. He's trying consider The Umbrellas a new Global pack for the environment to try to bring these issues in another tip way but these agendas different ones. Another thing is such a way that it can if you have a common understanding about this probably you have a new way to bring people together and it makes sense in the future that you can have the Protection Systems will share responsibility better with a newer police chief understands of the global Society. It's not only the government or public sector in the state. It's about global Society understanding consider our challenge. Is indeed how can bring different nations together and this one is fascinating because probably this a new way to promote politics around the world and did and how we can sort of understand that the solution the solution will not come from one institution. The solution will come from default of different people of different Society or different institutions that need to have a common understanding about our future the challenge to preserve the Earth their season, but the challenge to be together considered sustainable development for humankind. Thanks again for joining us Isabella. Do you have any final thoughts for our audience? Thank you very much for this opportunity to dialogue and for this interview. I think that this is important, possibly be the ambassador is a provocative test. Okay, not only for myself but people around the world. We need to provoke people to go out of the comfort zone. Okay and based on fear and in our Assets in our abilities as suspicious and not based on fear and risks and to manage on comfort zone. Come on. We need to be out of the box. I hoped that the new box can be a green one. All right, and there you have it not only are we connected through nature but also through the challenges that we face as a global Society using sustainable as the issue that brings us together. We can create a new way forward and inclusive Way Forward built on a common understanding of the shared connection between humankind nature and the Earth system. The Proposal from the common home of humanity provides a new way to bring Society together to share responsibility protecting the Earth system that is all for today and thank you for joining us for this episode of Cox and home conversations Beyond you and 75 Please Subscribe share and be sure to tune in next Wednesday to continue the conversation with our special guest Palomar College founder and president of the common home of humor and visit us at ww.w the planetary, press, four more episodes and the latest news and sustainability climate change and the environment..
"co chair" Discussed on Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75
"Hello and welcome to comment home conversations today. We are joined by doctor Isabella to Shara co-chair of the United Nations environment programs International resource panel and bumper Minister for the environment of Brazil. Thank you for joining us today, Isabella. Thank you for inviting me to join you my pleasure. So you have dedicated your life to protecting nature. What was the driving force for this passion? So how question because I have been working the last thirty-five years of environmental issues not only pursue but also at the global level I'm a biologist. Okay, and I thought that how fascinating the life is the diversity of life is I was born less less Century for catering sixties and it was momentum the world that took two years and ages and out nine inches that we preparing how you live in this Century the new century. So environmental issues were emerging strategic Global issues. And I was really fascinated to have the opportunity to join not only to move forward consider the developing issues in my country and how can bring development together with environmental preservation and conservation. But more also how it can happen plenty of approach consider the diversity of societies and those in my country also and also the inequalities of social equality I used to big things together since my early evenings, so I think that environmental agenda of sustainability channel that it was doing my career that the decisions our marriage and also page you're able to join the global multilateral agreements and also the global Summits, etc. Etc. But always trying to manage better than actual realities in 2 0 on the how we can bring people together. So for me, it's science beyond the politics means that we can be together and this fascinates me. I love the diversity dead. Of the planet not only the biological ones. Okay, and this the possibilities to discover to ReDiscover the world and to be closer to other. This is something that still today makes sense for me to move forward. So it's how how to be part of the world in a way that you can contribute our best to a better quality of life and they knew on the to improve the relationship between humankind and the nature as a biologist make sense for me. Absolutely sick and you're from one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. So I imagine that definitely had an influence on your career decisions to protect nature. Yes, fantastic because I thought working and 9 day before after my graduation. Also, I was food dedicated to scientific research and I was provoked to join dead. Environmentalism Brazil that was charged to create the new institutional Arrangements situation governments in Brazil to manage environmental issues. Not the natural resource officers want no biology as in traditional wedding that used to be approved and it was a big Challenge and this man changed my life. His name is Paula Dean Martin's famous song. Also Bastion used around the world. And also I was absolutely introduced to this political world the environmental politics indeed how the multilateral institutions will bring us together. The big channels that we will face and has two faces today considering climate change the global issue like my diverse reservation. And also how country like Brazil is a hybrid of assets not only in Amazonia, but Amazon forest, but also truck profiles like Atlanta virus and also did I vessel by Anonymous how we can bring this together? How a dog? You can use his in a better way to promote the development that you need. Well, you've certainly had a very impressive career and I know that you have achieved an incredible 84% reduction in a station of the Amazon the lowest historical deforestation rate. It has been called the largest-ever global contribution for emissions reduction. Can you tell me more about this? Yeah what I want to change the numbers today and I I look back to the past. Just remember my professional career and indeed when being Brazil were fully engaged to a different station Amazon. Okay, and do we establish the first national program to go against the first station and do learn a lot with this crisis and I was off of the enforce environmental enforcement team in the Brazilian institution that you called, environmental pollution, and I was part of this staff wage. That went into them as wanted to tackle the first station and it was very nice because it was not only the environmental stack students. But also the science you can came to get us and the so you bring together different station and also fires the needs to develop the scientific knowledge. Maybe they need to have an alliance and and I was charged the first number and of understanding between Brazil United States should learn more how can manage the type of forest fires and did how we can move on considered as a gym pass along my career. I have the opportunity to manage important International programs like the National Environmental program together. The first one was rolled back and also the famous PPG 7. So when I was Minister you have this experience to Brazil, you know that Brazil we have been proven our knowledge in the last twenty years exactly how to manage better the forcing of the invite. For some of the individual not really no Masonic and unfortunately, the first session was Raina is around 95% Basically legality. This is a environmental crime have a powerful legal framework in Brazil to tackle these problems and this is Cindy do have the full capacity scientist go on but also institutional wants to bring this month is probably sufficient together and to go against the first station. They go against environmental crime and those you entertained with my 2010 did they launch all of us another try and change policy that that support us to address better outcomes. So what I'd like to highlight is that we have I have a huge opportunity to connect the novelty of public policy life about various conservation the most important protect areas program in the world around six millions of hectares underbite of this reservation in protection in Amazon Vision together, this is Bob. Of a legacy and also we promote the.
Chris Wallace won't fact check Trump and Biden during the debate
"2020 presidential debate takes place this Tuesday night in Cleveland, and despite lots of talk about how truthful the candidates have or haven't been, don't expect moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday to do what he factcheck ing that night. It's not the moderator's job, According to Frank J. Farren Toph, He's the co chair of the commission on Presidential Debates, which is putting on the event commissions function is to put on television before the people of the United States, the two candidates, they will act as they're going to act. We have no control over that, and then its for them to make judgment based upon what they've seen. With the debate just two days away, the candidates are taking a very different approach to debate prep campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation. President Trump has decided to skip any formal prep, while Joe Biden has been holding mock debate sessions with a Trump standin, actually in previous years, the stand in substitutes have actually Donna Trump costume, but not this time. He's only representing the Republicans style and expected strategy. The 90 minute debate, moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace is the first of three scheduled presidential debates. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate, will also debate in October. I'm Julie Walker.
How the Gates Foundations values shape the world
"This week we've been talking with Bill Gates copy of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is trying to eradicate polio and malaria globally gates created a billion dollar climate investment fund. He has funded multiple factories to find a vaccine for Covid nineteen and the foundation is matchmaking companies around the world to get that vaccine distributed. Gate. Doesn't the position to do all of this because he's one of the world's richest people because he co-founded Microsoft and to be honest that's a little weird. So in part three here I asked Bill Gates how his philanthropy ends up doing. So much of the work of government he said some of it is mission creep take malaria. When we started out, we mostly thought that we would just increase the arm de because. You know for malaria, the people who die which at that time was over a million children a year they don't have enough money to have a voice in the marketplace. So there was no. Science, or willingness to fund on their behalf in a capitalistic system. And there was a little bit of foreign aid but much. So we came in, is the the biggest player in Malaria Ding. At first, I thought our role would just be to create the drugs and the nats. And that we weren't mean to fund the actual delivery side. Because once we have the tools. The uptake would be there in fact, it turned out that. It was much harder to. Have things delivered than we expected. So we were CO founder the Global Fund. Goes after three diseases HIV to Berkeley similar, and we were a founder of this Kavi organization that buys vaccines for the poor countries at the very lowest prices, and so those two institutions which we did in our first two years of existence to learn about delivery so far actually they've probably been the most impactful thing we've done. The R. D. promises to give us some amazing things including the tools that will help ascent malaria and. Make incredible progress on issues but the delivery side I underestimated how hard it was and how we would have to partner up to figure out what kind of axiom would be acceptable. What kind of medical intervention you know even how do you tell people that they really need to sleep under that bed net and that feeds back to the design of the product? Because you're a partner in the delivering, you see what's not working and we thought we could get women to take a daily pill. For, HIV prevention. And the uptake on that very very low, and so now we're working on something that you'd only have to take either a shot or a pill every ninety days because it looks like that would get uptake, but you're driven by the limitations of of uptake, and so that's why we've got to be deeply involved not just in rnd, but also the delivery side at what point do your priorities, the priorities of the foundation end up becoming the priorities for the world, and you've described a sort of a series of unintended consequences that pull you in deeper and deeper to. Ultimately, the work of governments in no case should countries depend on our philanthropy or any other philanthropy to solve a basic need? We can accelerate the RND and so yes, by spending money on malaria supposed to. Some. Fancy. Vacation or something. Yes. The world's resources are going more into malaria now than they did before and those million deaths are now down four, hundred thousand and so yes our values to change what gets funded in this economy and malaria just. was in my view grossly underfunded. You said it was either like it could be either malaria or a luxury. Good. But there's like a lot in between there and do you ever think maybe I. Should Turn My Lens on disinformation or wealth inequality or racism in the United States. Well we spend. We have two big things. We do one of inequity in the US, which is lot about education, and then there's global health I do believe you really have to focus and become expert. We're basically saving a life for less than a thousand dollars per life saved. These miraculous interventions in other fields. People have brackets interventions through the giving pledge. Make sure lots of plant perceived these high impact things some problems. Government's spending way more than plant. Can haven't been able to solve. So mostly flat becomes up with pilots pilots. Of a mentoring program pilots of. How schools could organize a bit differently. So we do a Lotta that but once we've committed to Milorad occasion we're not going to abandon that. Sadly, there's very few fields where you can save millions of lives for small sums of money. Bill Gates is Co Chair of the Gates Foundation.
Gates: The U.S. isnt helping get a COVID vaccine to the rest of the world
"Many organizations are working toward a covid nineteen back scene but even once it's discovered, we'll still have to manufacture and distribute it around the world that is a big incredibly complicated and expensive task. But ultimately, it may be the only way out of a crisis that has devastated the global economy and according to a progress report from the gates. Foundation has actually reversed progress towards poverty education and carrying diseases that report is out now. And Foundation Co Chair Bill Gates joins me today for the first of three conversations. I asked him about the scale of the vaccine distribution problem. Well, the European countries have stepped up here we don't have enough yet to buy for the entire world. The US is kind of unusual. It's funded a lot of RND that is helping move candidates forward, but it's only funded manufacturing procurement for itself and so is the Congress looks at. No Supplemental Bill. The historical leadership that the US. Global health whether it's smallpox eradication an issue polio. Congress will step up as yet. It's been a no show on this. How frustrating isn't I wonder I? Mean you're personally funding factories that are all working on a vaccine. You're you're sort of trying to organize this extra governmental effort. WOMP certainly talking to the Congress about their great history that they're rightly proud of on a bipartisan basis of how the USA showed up here. The benefits are stronger than ever because even from a selfish point of view at stopping the epidemic returning But strategically, and from a humanitarian point of view we should do what we've always done. Help save these lives and help try to get things back on track the. Report shows that not just the deaths from Cova, but also the disruption to the economy, the schools, the health system causing gigantic setbacks even far more deaths than the disease itself is causing in the US you mean globally, mostly globally, their health systems far more fragile their ability to come up and borrow a lot more money at the government level isn't the same as what the US can do. So they're suffering far more. One thing that is a priority of the foundation it sounds like is is equity overall, and in this case, equitable distribution of this successful vaccine. Tell me about the role of manufacturing and shortages around manufacturing. That could make that a big challenge well, a number of the candidates including Astra. Zeneca Novak's Johnson and Johnson and snuffy can be made at very low cost and very high volume, and so we've set up arrangements where. Not. Just the company that invents the vaccine and supervises the trials but also other companies who have high volume manufacturing capacity can take exactly that same vaccine and produce billions of doses so that you get many factories getting up to speed ideally were getting over billion doses out in twenty, twenty one and enough to end the epidemic and twenty twenty
"co chair" Discussed on 1202 - The Human Factors Podcast
"Let's work together in raising awareness of the value and putting others at the center of what we do. In your short career so far as you say you've been involved in the number of projects for a number of different people. What do you think has been your most memorable project so far? Yeah, to be honest, I'd like to look back at my career and say that was my golden time. And that was the read that was the project today. I'm actually quite pleased to say this, you know, there's quite it's been quite a lot lots of memorable moments really and I think one of the joys of this this discipline I think is you do find yourself and perhaps maybe it's also a feature working in defense, which is very broad. You find yourself not doing quite different things from from month to month and that keeps the job very interesting. So when I look back over my career and you know, I've enjoyed many of the programs when I first thought I was working on was thrown in at the deep end, you know ended up being the lead leader got my best for the sea Harrier FRS to st. Grand but I think at the time there were three of us in the group so someone had to lead it off. Um, you know, but that you know led me to be immediately be dealing with royal Navy pilots and I'm working in simulators and I flew with the Navy I flew in a hunting dog to see Hunter, you know Loop in the loop and barrel rolls and things and this isn't this isn't typical stuff. Really I think you know this yeah be quite interesting stuff to get involved with and and I move from that worked on PS3 and then a hawk and cross most of the British Aerospace of BAE Systems military aircraft programs at the time. It did some fairly lengthy trial but RAF kinloss that was very memorable. It was quite challenging but a fantastic time and a lovely part of the world is just enjoy enjoy the sort of winter up in kinloss lots of breweries and the office lots of distilleries around there as well. Lots of distance. Yeah. I did visit some of them when I was at nice I helped I was going to say help make it memorable in some cases not so much wage. I spent a summer in in one more in the summer really for about eight months or so over in Texas working on us Hercules C-130 avionics modernization program. So that was that was nice. It's a very good I think and I say it's good not just me because of the various other people involved but some research work with Westlands long as they were at a time Leonardo. Now, it's supposed Western helicopters on future and Elites future links links Wildcat looking at integration of some new Weapons Systems in such a fusion Technologies..
"co chair" Discussed on This Is Why You're Single
"Of a website or domain. All Right Angela. What do we have in the mailbox? Okay, I up. We have a question from our listener who identifies herself as liberal woman of color and trump country. So you know there's going to be a rough one. Okay, so this is what she says. Hi, ladies and Eric Love the podcast and have been listening for years I. Have a question. I need your help with been dating this guy for almost two years. We're serious and are thinking about moving in together for a few months, but I have some concerns. He's very close to his family and his summer community where he grew up However, a lot of these people are really conservative and trump supporters as a woman of color makes me uncomfortable and mad. My boyfriend is moderate and things. Trump is an idiot, and we talk about politics because it's very important to me. However, I'm pretty sure. His brother who he currently lives with is a huge trump fan. I like that she put trump fan as like a one word, not separate words like like. Like like that is. Yeah it's like Superman or superman movie. Two words anyway. Trump fan is one word. I'm pretty sure on purpose well. He's huge trump then. And some of the things he says seem pulled straight out of alt-right website. Part of me thinks my boyfriend talked to his brother about cooling with politics, but he's a true pain in the ass, and casually sprinkles in alt-right propaganda into conversations every once in a while since I'm a woman of color. A part of me feels like I'll never feel comfortable in this community that he loves. I feel like he like. Like right now he's somewhat sheltering me from family members and people in his community who are super conservative, but if we get married, he won't be able to do that forever. It seems silly to up with him over this and I. Don't want to pull him out of the place that he loves but I. Don't know if I can handle these people for the rest of my life. What do I do? Eric. Do you have any thoughts on? That's that's A. First of all that's that's unfortunate, you know. She asked to feel that way in that she has even. Worry about stuff like that, but I mean that's the reality for a lot of people Black people and a lot of lot of minorities for that matter I think that that's a conversation that she's going to have to have. with her with her significant other. I think it's GonNa be one of those situations in which they decide whether or not their value systems alive. You know because If someone. She Sang or was she saying is true. That's That's super unfortunate, and it goes back to what I was saying earlier about not at burden, not being on you to try to educate these people, so I'm not sure what she would do if she met these people, she's supposed to dispel some notion about black people as a result of her presences improved to the world that she is like somehow. Not as bad person that that's a that's an unfortunate situation of so I think there's you know. She probably needs to sit down and have a conversation with her boyfriend about whether or not You know. Maybe! It's her or his family his. Immunity and some it that's that's the that's the ultimatum. Sometime is is some some hard choices need to be made? You know it's not. It's not uncommon for people to have parents and things like that. Their value systems don't align sometime the kid or the parents they walk away from the situation. so yeah, now I think they'd have to sit down and in have some conversation about some hard choices, because it sounds like some really really hard choices specimen thinking about Getting more taking this relationship further. Yeah I wish I had more to say now I. Mean Yeah, you feel uncomfortable. Enough meeting your boyfriend or significant others family. It's not up to her to have to. The burden should not fall on her. The burden of Volun- him to protect her, and make sure that she feels one hundred percent comfortable in any situation. Yeah, and that starts with him hopefully. Recognizing that this is legitimate issue, and not just like dismissing it which I mean. I don't know it sounds like. She says he told them to cool it so I. Don't know. To, be honest? Yeah, that doesn't seem the wanted to me. The one thing that I do want to point out because she says it seems silly to break up with him over this, it's not it's not and I think that. Yeah you shouldn't. You should listen to your feelings and. This isn't making. You feel good, and you're talking about marriage and stuff like. Don't invalidate this experience. Validate this experience and don't invalidate the idea of people's families. Like obviously you're not your family. All of us have family. We wouldn't want to be judged by you know, but. You are going to be around them a lot and we'll. Like he's close to them. Yeah, that's a big thing like you date somebody with a crazy s family and they might not be close with them, and they might say like. Crazy like don't worry like we go. You know once a year. Kind of thing, but it sounds like he's pretty close with them. So and that's the thing that he does matter if you both are removing yourself from the situation, that's one thing, but it sounds like he's having to lies right Allie. He's his racist life with his racist family and. He's keeping you away from them. And like being with you and that's like that's like where his values, because if he's okay, hearing those them say these things when you're not around..
"co chair" Discussed on This Is Why You're Single
"I'm originally from Los Angeles California. So you know I moved to New York for college when turned eighteen and Went home for a little bit came back permanently in started, started working at a tech start up and moved on to a little bit of with a little bit of time. Finance financing then landed his dream role. at linked in and. I started leading the black inclusion group. It's it's an additional role that I have their leading the black inclusion group. Company, which is our employee resource group. For Black people in their allies and our goal is to help. engage our community. You know, get black. Go Higher Keep them at our company in insure that they that they grow as professional so It's been a journey. Whole life has taken a lot of twists and turns in you know. It's made me who I am today and I'm super happy about it. You Know I. Talk about it I tried to candidates awesome about in the united have the the easiest life growing up in terms of you know The environment in which I grew up in from south La. you know my dad did you know? Time prison a pretty significant amount of time, so he's gone for the majority of my childhood. Grow with my mother so I mean all of that stuff I say because it really shapes you in in. You know that's why think of things like this and I. I like service oriented roles like this I i WanNa give back as much as I can on a lot of people played a role in. Helping me get to where I am so yeah, you actually you wrote a little bit for linked in about how you've come to see your story as an important part of your journey, but there was a time when you were embarrassed to share with people. What has what has your experience been like sharing that story? Specifically with white colleagues like how has been received? I mean I, I, it's been, it's been liberated from me on a personal level, because the fact that I'm not spending so much time suppressing such a not such a big part, the entirety of myself all with the intended purpose of fitting in these primarily white spaces and I. Don't know if anybody's ever had to deal with you know. Not being true to themselves, but it's it's it's tax. It's mentally taxing physically taxing and it. It does not make you Does Not make you better, but I mean You know so I like I said it's been liberating for me, but in terms of my colleagues I. Think a lot of them. are usually surprise. And I think they're surprised. Because of the fact that they have their own preconceived notions about what somebody from my background is supposed to look like Act, light sound like an dispel all those notions when I walk into a room and That's not because it, but this is just everybody in my neighborhood. We're all intelligent. People were all well-spoken people. We all have thoughts in fears and everything like everybody else I just have been able to to end up in some of these spaces where some of my people like me have been able to sell its bid jarring for some people when they hear, meet celebrate story, but it's. It's the truth I think that anytime. I can help bring lights that I'll definitely do it. At what point did you start to share your story and realize that it might help other people? So I think for me. It was probably when I moved back to New York from L.. A. Around Twenty twelve. So you know Angela, new me, you know. She and I met in college. And you know. I was still trying to figure out just like anybody in college or any young person. You still trying to figure themselves out. You know you're trying to fit in once again in these environments that are not. Native to you if you will in your in your in who you are, so the journey really started after I left collared in twenty eleven when I came back, some York I found. A bunch of friends that looked like me in that had similar upbringings to me and being around them really gave me license to be myself to what I really was so then. That's when I start really opening up until the truth, like Hey, I'm the son of an ex felon who did twenty years a look I, grew up in south La look. My House got shot up like you know all this stuff. That might not be the same kid who grew up in. You know in Connecticut, you know in a two parent household and you know upper to middle class. but my friends and having people who share similar backgrounds to you definitely makes you more comfortable euro skit so then. That's when I started telling that story. And I know that part of your job or part of being part of the black inclusion group. Now you bring in students from underserved communities because you work with my friend Ashley. Who you guys have a little networking thing going on. Have? You shared your story with those students. Do you find that that's something that helps? Yeah I mean. When I see kids that look like me. And they got the same fears like me because they're not sure which way their life might go, because we don't have the same state does the ones I especially gravitate toward not so much when my story, but try to comforting you try to answer questions you know because I think it's more important for them to tell their story and just the fact that natural related related not. Not with everybody before a lot of people, you see yourself these kids you know when you see a young, black or brown kid from you know the Bronx or something like that now. That's a story you know seeing them. That resonates with me so of course I told him the story, but I always like to hear their stories because I learned a lot from. Those people sounds like. Therapy, yeah yeah! And I guess like showing people that like as you've learned. Your story is important to who you are, and you should share it, not not be embarrassed. Yeah it's it because it's a part of your identity. I mean it's your story, but your story is so intertwined to who you ultimately end up becoming as a person, so the more you choose to try to intentionally or unintentionally suppressed.
"co chair" Discussed on This Is Why You're Single
"Tell us a bit about your background, and then how you wound up in your role, Lincoln. Yes, so <hes>. I'm originally from Los Angeles California. So you know I moved to New York <hes> for college when turned eighteen and <hes>. Went home for a little bit came back permanently in started, <hes> started working at a tech start up and moved on to a little bit of <hes> with a little bit of time. Finance financing then landed his dream role. <hes> <hes> at linked in and. I started leading the black inclusion group. It's it's an additional role that I have their leading the black inclusion group. Company, which is our employee resource group. For Black people in their allies and our goal is to help. <hes> engage our community. You know, get black. Go Higher <hes>. Keep them at our company in insure that they that they grow as professional so <hes>. It's been a journey. Whole life has taken a lot of twists and turns in you know. It's made me who I am today and I'm super happy about it. You Know I. Talk about it I tried to candidates awesome about in the united have the the easiest life growing up in terms of you know <hes>. The environment in which I grew up in from south La. <hes> you know my dad did <hes> you know? Time prison a pretty significant amount of time, so he's gone for the majority of my childhood. Grow with my mother so I mean all of that stuff I say because it really shapes you in in. You know that's why think of things like this and I. I like <hes> service oriented roles like this I i WanNa give back as much as I can on a lot of people played a role in. Helping me get to where I am so yeah, you actually you wrote a little bit for linked in about how you've come to see your story as an important part of your journey, but there was a time when you were embarrassed to share with people. What has what has your experience been like sharing that story? Specifically with white colleagues like how has been received? I mean I, I, it's been, it's been liberated from me on a personal level, because the fact that I'm not spending so much time suppressing such a not such a big part, the entirety of myself <hes> all with the intended purpose of fitting in these primarily white spaces and I. Don't know if anybody's ever had to deal with you know. Not being true to themselves, but it's it's it's tax. It's mentally taxing physically taxing and it. It does not make you <hes>. Does Not make you better, but I mean <unk>. You know so I like I said it's been liberating for me, but in terms of my colleagues I. Think a lot of them. <hes> are usually surprise. And I think they're surprised. Because of the fact that they have their own preconceived notions about what somebody from my background is supposed to look like Act, light sound like an dispel all those notions when I walk into a room and That's not because it, but this is just everybody in my neighborhood. We're all intelligent. People were all well-spoken people. We all have thoughts in fears and everything like everybody else I just have been able to to end up in some of these spaces where some of my people like me have been able to sell its bid jarring for some people when they hear, meet celebrate story, but <hes> it's. It's the truth I think that anytime. I can help bring lights that I'll definitely do it.
"co chair" Discussed on This Is Why You're Single
"We will be answering your listener questions including one from a woman. Woman of Color, who's boyfriend's family are trump supporters and another listener who wants to know if it's okay to check in on her black coworkers right now, but I wanNA welcome this week's guest. He works linked end where he is the CO chairman of the Black Inclusion Group A program, which utilizes data, resources and employees to close the opportunity gap for black people in the technology industry. He is also angeles. College Buddy please welcome to the podcast Eric Abrego. Hello. Low, thank you for having me. I appreciate it. It's an honor to be here with both. Eric it's an honor to have you. You are our first guest post. rebrand your first remote guests. This is a very big deal. If I had known back in college, that I would be I would be having you as a guest on my podcast remotely because of a global pandemic, I would have been so confused by some. It up. Make it up Eric, did you? Did you know that was always going to have a podcast in college? What was she like I? Don't think we knew what podcast where when we were in college. That's that's also true, but I mean a lot of what you do in terms of giving advices exactly what it was like because. Now it makes sense more people. Get your, so that's good. Stuff is always going round unsolicited advice that people exactly I took eric a lot of dating advice, which would have been great for the old show, but this time this time around. You're actually going to be advising us at. It is an honor to have you on my friend. Because Rodrigo episode about ally ship and I'm really excited to get your perspective because first of all, you've always been one of the most politically engaged people that I've known and one of the like like the night of two thousand sixteen election I wanted to call you really. Happening bidding is this really happening so and and you now have this amazing role linked in? Where you are the CO chair for their Black Inclusion Group, and you've published articles for them on ally ship from your perspective as an ally to other people and giving advice people being an alley so. You're like you're the perfect guy to chat with us today because I think a perspective like yours is really essential, were two white women and we. We don't want to leave. We don't want to presume to lead the conversation here like we do the work to educate ourselves, but we also wouldn't want our voices in this conversation. So feels good to have you. Appreciate the thank you. Tables have certainly have certainly turned. You could tell told me ten years ago, or however long that was that one daddy giving be giving you advice so I'm happy to be here. Me And so many other people that are listening. You're going to help so many. But so I want to have everybody gets no you a bit, so tell us a bit about your background, and then how you wound up in your role, Lincoln. Yes, so.
"co chair" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"While we may not agree I hope you believe me when I tell you that I made this decision out of principle and how van Dan Constitution ideal. My and I listen to me. This is episode seventeen of how we went all over the country ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We're giving you the tools that you need to jump in and make a difference right now. The Best Antidote to anxiety is action. The clock is ticking. And we want you to get twenty twenty ready. I'll write today. We're going to go inside the Democratic National Committee with Dnc co-chair an assembly member from the Bronx Michael Blake you talk about the DNC strategy to win in twenty twenty where and who we need to engage with. And we'll hear about the viral moment. When Michael Blake asked the question? We all really want to know the answer to why the Hell Hell does Tucker. Carlson still have the challenge. Fox loved the question. Then we're going to hear from a group of resisters in Connecticut who are making a big difference in Pennsylvania Vigna and around the country I'm Steve Pearson and Mariah Craven and this is how we win Elissa slack. Ken Speaking Truth her constituents in Michigan she is representing wanting these freshmen congress. People who we elected in purple districts were standing by their principles. Doing what we elected them to do. Regardless of any I WANNA even say perceived political fallout Everybody this is why we flipped the house in two thousand eighteen for this moment right here at the moment is here and it's a solemn moment. I'll be honest with you. I've been kinda down this last week. Oh No yeah yeah well. This is very interesting. I bet a lot of people are feeling this way. Talk about talk about why you're down. I think so I you know first of all. There's been so much lead up to impeachment impeachment impeachment. I mean I've got a sticker on my laptop that says impeach impeach trump. It says impeach trump to move on sticker and I have been supporting impeachment for a longtime but human nature dictates that we strive for hope in some way and even if our minds know that the chances are none of these Republicans are going to stand up and be actual Patriots Patriots and bringing human beings and ethical. This still part of me that wanted to see that happen. That was hoping that that would happen when I see them. In such lockstep step it's been disheartening. It has been But you know at the top of the episode. We heard from Lis- Lokken who is in a moderate moderate district in Michigan so purple district and a lot of her constituents is is people heard were angry and she represents what a lot of Democrats in the house. You have helped move. The impeachment inquiry forward is that this is not about partisan politics is not about Donald Trump himself. This is about violating the constitution and protecting the presidency moving forward and setting a standard. Even if he's not removed move from office we've put our foot down and said hey all you can't just go to foreign powers and get them to interfere in our elections. We need to show up for her again in twenty twenty definitely definitely show up for her and then also you know this is one of our action items are on our to do list for the week is call members of Congress and talk to them about impeachment right now l. polling shows that forty nine percent of the country is in favor of impeachment. Forty six percent are not people need to hear from us. The legislators need to hear hear from us so whether or not you. They're they're voting for impeachment. It helps to reinforce the idea that there is a significant chunk of the public like that is in favor of impeachment and supporting those members of Congress who are going to vote for impeachment that's absolutely right and trump in the Republicans right now are investing a a lot of money in Robo Calls New Republican supporters. So we have to counter that and it's going to be difficult because they're spending a lot of money doing it so we've got. We got got a flood. These offices with calls of support for impeachment. We've got a call these vulnerable Republican senators who are up for reelection on November third twenty twenty and let them know that their votes now will have consequences on November third. All right so added to the to do list for the week. And of course I there's GonNa be mad like as Tuesday as we record this and I can't wait to see all the footage from the impeach rallies all over the country I'M GONNA go on and say they're going to be huge. I know people are gonNA show up in a big way. That's going to be a big moment and again it adds to that public perception that yes. We are going to hold people accountable for their actions in office. It's really really important. I mean it's not the only thing we have to show up. We have to make our voices her and then we've got to follow that up with volunteering with sustained action getting involved as we've talked about and we're GONNA keep talking about in the Senate races but this this is the first step is is making our voices heard and letting these Republicans know that we are out in force that America supports this fascist president being removed from office. All right. Well I can't wait to hear what you have to say at tonight's impeachment rally in Los Angeles it's going to be inspiring is what I just said. Okay also coming up this week that we're looking forward to is the last Democratic Democratic presidential debate of the year. It's happening aid. It's happening almost didn't happen. I know we came close. I why did why did and it happened. Tell people why. We almost didn't have debate. Well we've had some organizing going on by the unions year in Los Angeles which is where this last debate will be held so it was a it was moved from one location because of a strike there and it was moved to loyal marymount university where there was another strike happening and to their credit. These candidates for president said. Hey we're not going to cross the picket get line. That's right to debate each other. So these presidential candidates are already doing more for workers and workers rights than the current occupant of the White House. yeah this is so important so unite here negotiated with cer- dex. Oh and now these food service workers workers on campus will earn more money and have more job security and I you know. I don't know that that would have happened without all of the attention from this debate. Debate and putting pressure on LMU potentially losing the debate. If if an negotiation wasn't reached. It seems to me that Democrats. It's really are working for the people bringing back that more. WOMP that now-defunt campaign. Oh well that's okay that that's true that that was the Kamla Harris slogan it's also like our democratic slogan in general although that's true that's true for the people for the workers we never since we're talking about the debate and calm was not going to be there. We never got your reaction to her dropping dropping out because as many made no you were her digital director on her Senate Campaign Right just ten twenty sixteen so no her a bit and the campaign pretty well. Yeah I was. I was devastated and I it. I know a lot of her campaign staff and I know that they were as dedicated to people and the processes as she is she continues to be. I think she's going to do an amazing things. Things as a senator continuing on moving forward. I think that you know I the day that she announced that she was ending her campaign. I thought about The video that she used to launch her campaign. And I gotTa Brag a little bit because some of the footage that I took in the in the Senate race was used in that in that campaign video and there was this moment where we were in San Diego and sixteen and and we were at a like a little campaign event and there was this woman there with this is just adorable little girl and Kamla loves loves children and just lights up when she's around them and I think that we've seen that in the videos that the campaign is since put out but I always would tell these events. If somebody had a kid I'd be like hold your head up. common-law will come over and that's how they would get to meet her so so the mom brings the little girls about six years old in front of the crowd and of course Then Attorney General Harris me to be line and for her and this little girl looked up at this woman with so much all in in hope and it was a little black girl. And I've never seen anybody look at someone like that and Carmela at that for so many kids in so many women so many people where you know they look at her and see something really hopeful and and it was really hard to lose that And I think that this This race is going to be a little bit worse off for. We've got great candidates but she was a fantastic one that just by virtue being that she had you know really great policies as well. And that's that's really important Horton but it's also important to have somebody who kids look out like that and we don't have anybody in the White House like that anymore so we'll l.. Look how about we replace. Bill Barr with in comal Harris's channel. That would be thank you for sharing that. That was really powerful and get another debate to finally get to hear how they differ. We're on healthcare policy. Few been waiting for that discussion smallest to me yet. So we might actually hear a lot of substance. Well we we have a great interview coming up with Michael Blake who's going to really take us inside the DNC and what they do and and his thoughts on organizing for twenty twenty. It was an amazing person to talk to you about that. Yeah really hopeful interview. Yea really hopeful and before we do that speaking of hope. What's what's your quick reason for hope? Oh man this feels like a Y- like the year of the Union and so just as the debate is actually happening because because of contract negotiations like no there was a historic auto workers. Strike this year. It's felt like unions unions have really just been killing it and we owe them so much. They're really even if you're not in a union currently They are making things better for people. We are going to see wages. Go up because of them and better healthcare and better safety as as usual so oh. I'm like feeling great about unions this week I love that. And what's your reason for hope and excitement this week. I'M GONNA go with Time magazine Gene Putting Greta thornburgh on the on the cover and making her the person of the year. Love it and you know we won't even go down the road of this this idiot Donald Trump and his asinine twitter comments about a sixteen year old autistic girl who is literally changing the conversation around on climate change. We're not going to go down that road and talk about that ass hat and his comments way. Do you got to mature to address that you hear that. Ah Sound Malania and her be best. Kim Really Tackling cyberbullying. Yeah Yeah AH literally cyberbullying sixteen year old autistic activist but Malania is the expert on on it. So you know. But she's he's amazing we've talked about her on podcast before many times and and I'm so grateful for her influence on this movement on my own own daughter. It's it's well. Well deserved she is in my heart and on Time Magazine's cover the person of the year. Oh that's so nice. His that made me feel good. Okay now I'm feeling good. What do I do with this good energy okay? Well here's your to do list is for the week and right before the holidays here. We have some stuff to do. Community talked about our actions around impeachment. Also call your representative. Call Your senator call other senators if they support impeachment. Say Thank you. It's important that they hear did that. We've got their back on supporting specially. If you're in one of these purple states make your calls. That's number one number two. Everyone should adopt a Senate race and start thinking and planning about how. You're going to do that over. The holidays isn't get into action in the New Year. We gotTa Get Twenty Twenty Ready People. That's right you can pick a state or senate race that you want to adopt and then swing swing. Laughed will give you will help you make a plan for how you're going to get involved so you don't necessarily have to be able to go to the state right which is great. Not everyone can go if you can if you have the means to do that. Please please do that because we need boots on the ground. That's really really powerful. That's the most effective thing we can do. But there's lots of ways to be effective go.
"co chair" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"You're on the left. I trump was. Mike is done on both sides. He's just gotTA gotta coming from both sides so many campaigns about threaten the needle right. There's no question uh-huh that but when you talk about population health what he's done against cigarettes and saving people's lives what he's done to fight the opioid gorge as people learn about Mike. They're going to say this is a fascinating fascinating guy. That has helped a lot of people. I'm going to take a harder. He'd take on this economy when the economy is is the best economy we've had in fifty years. What what is my Wall Street perspective? There you come into the on low income. It's it's about. It's about wage earners in this country. The wage age increase about doing great. Why am struggling? They've all mine so the economy is three and a half percent unemployment swarming in the lowest minority unemployment in history. Wise that a Wall Street you guys need to get out of this bubble that you're in right here and talk listen street three and a half percent and good or not you ask the low income. How her life is improved in the last years and she says she's fallen further behind you? Ask The middle income worker in America. They say I'm struggling. The president in for two and a half years further behind the wage gains are happening now. Three percent whatever. It is Middle Income Main Street for eight years. You could've talked the main street and they got nothing with. Obama explains why the Democratic Party has gone further left and why trump in the first place issues that have to be answered and have to is. Is he coming at this from the perspective of thinking all he wants to do is when the presidency or is he thinking if he can drag the Democratic Party further to the center that that's a success that south. Well I think the issue is winning the presidency. Our country is fractured right now. There's no question about that. We have to get somebody here in these next four years it's GonNa pull our our country together restore the alliances that we've had around this world so we can get our country back on track again so many different ways so that's the objective and you've got to win the primary obviously to do that and I know enough enough. Primary voters are interested in that that they're going to give Mike a real hard. Look you see Elizabeth Warren. Talking yesterday about I just listen having been then through as buying the election. I'm going out and talking to people. This guy thinks he comes in at Bernie Sanders talking about. I mean he's going to get hammered. They're going to say Elizabeth reports still in the way that she has pitches a lot of supporters. What's wrong with a guy from a middle talked about? How do you do it legitimate? How if you don't get any of the sixty three million deplorables florals and then you split Hillary Sixty five million with half of them going to Bernie Sanders? That's your stick on this stick. Yeah well where's the other sixty million there. They talk to the voters. I and let's get the deplorables or are you going to get the Elizabeth Warren. Look it's an interesting an interesting tact or Joe physician tactic if if you look at the way. The Democratic primary works because it's proportional allocation of delegates assume that that's a strategy to try and get through the primaries because unlike in sixteen when my party went and had basically winner-take-all even for those with the plurality maybe that's what it is. I just think you got the never trumpers I yeah I think you would also get appeal to people. Republicans who don't like some of the those are the main once. I think you'd get more than Democrats about the other Mary. You don't think the other mirrors mirrors pizza great guy obviously has a very different life experience in Mike. But Mike's ready to go from day. One in terms of business experience city eighty these the all the other candidates are a lot of them are good people all of them you know pounding. The streets setting up organizations talking to taking eighty-five thousand selfies three debates that they've already been to have someone a billionaire from New York City. Come and say none of you are good enough. I'm going to let me handle this is is is not. It doesn't look good and it's not gonNA. I don't think it's GonNa work all it takes all. This is what mom and races all about putting different points or the real fracture on the democratic outside. Okay I mean he's talking about Catholic or Elizabeth Warren. And Not your choice. Do you vote for them over the president trump about yes absolutely I mean our our country is in a very difficult spot right now. I don't think we're going to get to that point But America needs to pull itself elf-backed together the way the Americas tearing itself apart from within other rising each other is not a sustainable path. The reason I ask is because clearly you are a much more moderate. I mean to support Mayor Bloomberg you have to be a sort of moderate moderate Democrat guy that happens to be mayor right now right.
"co chair" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Why you are supporting Michael Bloomberg why you are chairing this for him to go from day? One never have. We had a candidate for president that that has proven his capability and starting a business is a guy that grew up in a middle class family and grown into one of the world's great companies then took on New York City City for twelve years elected three different times and made this the greatest city in the world and then over this past decade is spent his time trying to figure out how he can give his money away. Is it pretty thirty different candidate than the other eighteen candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Were you waiting to see what he did with this were you. What were you thinking about the other Democrats that have been in the race to tennis point? Well I've been kind of sitting on the sidelines But when my called and explained what he was thinking about doing and I've just always admired his work as a fellow mayor. What he's done here? I'm a business guy as well. It just happens to be mayor. It's hard to build a great business like he has and and really have excellent psyche business world and in running the city so I think he's one of those accomplished competent people. I constantly say it however there is an issue of how does he excite the base. You see it both in terms of you've poll numbers unto themselves. The way he speaks by the way I know him so I like them. That's not an issue but but to the larger public. That's that's a big lift on the. I think that's the key right if people get to know Mike Bloomberg and boom one to one basis. No but you can see that through the media. Go to ride if we get to know Bloomberg win so I want to know this I mean. Listen he's always been as there's a general election play here right. The Kevin Sheehy was out yesterday saying saying that the general elections about six states. And it's about thirty one congressional district in those states and that's how they're going to win. The problem is how in the world world and again with all due respect. I have a lot of respect for my Bloomberg. How in the world is he get through the primary and the democratic side of things? He's way too wealthy healthy. The base is way too woke. I cannot imagine how that works. How does he and this is? This is a struggle that the Democrats scratch going through in the primary right now right. What we need is a centre-left candidate that can both win the primary? And then when the general so you can see in the primary right now. That's the tension. That's taken replace so incomes Mike Bloomberg with a resume that is extraordinarily unique This knock on him as being a billionaire to me doesn't make any sense. It's a guy that grew up in the Morris Josh family. Everybody would listen to do this right. You're talking I mean I agree but what do you do with. The rest of the Democratic Base Has Been Supporting Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. Look what has mike been doing with his foundation. Look at what he's been doing with climate with gun safety with population health with women's reproductive installed billionaires all giving away they all signed these causes they all sign that the Democrat. I mean for me. Those aren't the right causes for me. There are a lot of other billionaires that have signed the giving pledge that still get completely hammered pillar. Pilloried called useless called freeloaders. I called so it has nothing to do with giving the money. They get their money away. Vast difference between giving pledge and having Bloomberg philanthropies. It's worked. Okay there are other cities. There's other billionaires mares that have given away money that are still being typecast as nasty billion different than Mike in terms of depth totally different than really the best philanthropists were a mayor. And he's been working with mayors all over America so he's he's issues well. He puts his money where his heart is. And that's what people need other the last action. You know it is very interesting about my Bloomberg's entering the race. It does say something about the what I see is more realistic candidates on the democratic side. Because obviously there was an assessment here and I'm sure well polled and analyze that Bloomberg. I said hey there is not a national candidate. Here there's not someone who can excite the democratic base there just reasonable candidates. Joe Biden is that sad commentary. It's how Bloomberg probably went through. But let's say that Bloomberg does get the nomination. Let's forget what happens to that point. How do you think he runs against trump? How do you think that matches up it? It's about Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin Florida Arizona North Carolina. And that's what they that's what they're focused on. I'm sure the trump campaign is is this focus on but I'll tell you one thing unlike the other Democrats Mike Bloomberg comes to the rice and says hey trump is winning. You know they'd be. They'd be recognized the fact fact that you got to get out of this bubble in these coastal cities and say you know what the heartland is for Donald Trump and. I'm not so sure that my Bloomberg cells in the harder and that's the question to me is not just the heartland. I actually hunt Joe. I got into the discussion yesterday with the young woman who was just. I couldn't even conceive of the idea of someone who has a billion dollars or more in this case of being candidate. But where do you hang out on. The idea of that. Kind of wealth unto itself was was being argued to me wages qualified in the New York Times. What am I saying what am I what am I saying? I know I know where you can hang on the on the merits of this discussion but question is how does he get over that. How does he take somebody who has that view to the extent they do? It's not that I share but the extent to play out there. How does he overcome? What campaigns are about right so he has the resources to tell his story right? I believe once this story is told is a middle class guy. That's done really good right. It's his resource to help and all these democratic causes. Most people don't do that no they. Think of. Mike Bloomberg is just big business guy right they don't understand is a guy with a big heart right fights for a great social 'cause then I then the next Argument becomes about stop and Frisk Right. And you have you read any of the Charles blow columns who say you can't apologize three days before you're running anybody's GonNa give you credit for it. I'm just saying I.
"co chair" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"That Download Service Hulu we just know we did the straight Disney plus we did the free I mean free they credit card I don't know we went. We went all in twelve ninety nine. I didn't pay for the one who paid for this year's. Oh you did you went in for three years. Yeah okay so what are the. What are the the quick family? Think of this whole thing because because the Sorkin boys we're very excited about the man delorean but we went through like the films and the boys like that I've seen that has deja it. Just tell this whole story. Yeah okay all right. We talked on Air. I think we did this. Yeah Yeah I think we're going. Yeah near the family. That didn't find anything. They wanted. That Gobert getting some bad news yesterday. In the city of London's stripped its operating license. The shares tumbled on that news before recovering somewhat during the day. Uber has said it will appeal and can't continue to operate while that appeal is pending joining us. Right now for more on this. Is Dan Primax Axios as business editor and Dan. How big of a deal is this for Uber? Does this spread beyond London. I mean it's a big deal. Were they to actually lose London right as you said they can continue being on the roads. You know London estimates are two three percent of overall revenue. Certainly one of its five biggest global cities. I'm I'm not sure it's a huge deal. Remember they were. I supposed to be suspended over a year ago. They were able to appeal. They got an extension etc.. When you look at what's happening in other cities it's it's usually more about ride? Hail as a category whether even in the US right you know issues of whether these people are really drivers are independent contractors or and other places broader licensing. London is a real auber specific thing so I don't think that necessarily kind of has has waves the carried other cities. I wrote it off myself at first but I what I didn't realize before reading some details yesterday is that there is this problem. Where unlicensed drivers can upload their photos onto this so they can be posing as somebody? They're not and that's a little concerning if that's what the technology actually allows if that's what their system actually allows that could be a problem if the other regulars regulators start looking at that too. You have the problem more. I think they said fourteen thousand rides with unlicensed insured drivers. I should say Because they weren't they said they were going to be an and then just from General Security Kirti perspective overall. Why have a system that you can't protect no look? You're absolutely right about that. I'm not I shouldn't downplay the I don't even want to call it a glitch because it's not that it's an exploit if if you will it's a real problem but it's again it's a specific one. That Uber should be able to solve. They say they're gonNA add some sort of facial recognition software. I'm not sure whether that a worker. Not but again. It does seem to be a specific technology problem as opposed to what we've seen with Uber and other right held companies in the past. which has been more of this kind of fundamental? Should these companies generally be allowed to operate great on our streets. And this isn't that so what do you think about the stock which At one point I looked at it. It was down about four and a half percent yesterday before it stabilized. Well it makes sense so people would freak out about this as I said if you look at Uber I believe it's five largest global cities comprise about twenty five percent of its Ryedale revenue. So it's a very big deal if it was to come off the market there's also a kind of I saw this in some. I think maybe the F. T. suggested well loses money on lots of things so if it has fewer drivers maybe it actually loses less money but it it doesn't it. It makes sense that the stock would actually go down off of this because it is a threat as you said if other cities whether they be in the US or globally if they realize and I'm sure they're looking being now if this exploit we've seen in London if this has happened in other cities Uber at the very least is gonNA face penalties Dan. It's good to see you back traveling. Okay thanks the possible. Foods reportedly in talks with investors about a new round of fundraising one. I still trying to figure this out. According to Reuters companies looking to capitalize capitalize on growing consumer demand for meat alternatives given the success of rival beyond me the report says impossible is looking rates between three and four hundred million dollars which would lift its valuation listen to between three and five billion the report cautions that plans may change best based on investor feedback. And I guess I assumed Jumping ahead that when this replaces all meet across the entire planet that evaluation will be more than three billion dollars and long way to go. I know it's a long way to go. I know it's a long way to go. But the market there is terminal pricing and people. If it's going going to happen we just gotTa Watch remember gene therapy gene therapy gene therapy gene therapy join the entire universe of gene therapy companies ten years ago when it was the the other one. What was the other one stem cells the entire stem so industry the market cap of all the companies combined? It was like four hundred million dollars and it's like we read about it the way until so you show it and they weren't there beyond beyond meat has been as high as two hundred thirty nine dollars so at that point was sick with four times higher than it is right now so so one point it had almost a twenty billion dollar mark. Here's the question. What do they do with that money? Today's to pay off early investors or do they use it to to increase their production. That's right that's the big question with it if you think there's more demand for it and you need to be able to ward if you've got five percent investment where if you have five percent of meat he replaced with this. Seems like it'd be a hundred billion dollar company if you ever got to that point but I think that tells you about. WHO's eating this stuff right now? And how but it king. KFC everybody's looking at it. It's you know it's just it's not necessarily in the stratosphere right now in terms of valuation if it's a real thing there there's been talk for a long time that if you're going to bring up China into our standards on those meat you gotta find another way or meat substitute right that you've got to find another way to supply it and that might be this but I don't think they've made as many inroads there at this point that would justify some of those I just think if I were If I could own stocks that I think if you even the story you don't don't believe they don't believe in this story but if you do if I could buy stocks because so many people like you do believe in it I would buy. You would buy it based on your really you you because based on the misinformed belief that you have the investor is being like a psychologist right psychoanalyzing psychoanalyzing and and crowds. So the question is whether there's a big enough crowd exactly well. I think eventually that you know these are very very reasonable valuations if if I say if it becomes a true alternative to to get protein too large masses of people around the world they make Turkey yet. Yeah there's a name for it. Oh tofurkey. Is the donor net. I mean impossible meat Turkey. Meat Turkey now but I think purdue who is working on some of those lines for the problem with okay if you do a ground meat. It's a lot easier way too much about this to try and actually give the density of a steak you cut into or Turkey breast or a chicken breast or something. That's a lot harder because you can mush it up and do it but to be able to layer it ribs again so you could the poor pouring it. It's this into something that looks like Turkey leg old the texture right on that. That's that's the trickier part of doing any in ground beef as an easier fake let someone else handle Turkey Dinner but also like flaming on. There's a lot of things that can't do yet. Yeah no oh believe me. I know I've seen what they can do and taste it and then had the after effects of it.
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"Committee is it. No, I'm co-chair. It's it's just a caucus on co-chair of it. What the heat what we the acronym for, you know, everything in DC military has had an acronym. It's called the heat team. And we got two things one. Respond to ridiculous proposals that the left put out there like the green new deal when they try to disguise it as a as a climate change Bill, but really it has zero to do with energy because it has one line at talked about eliminating all dependency on fossil fuels. And then it talks about really how to move us to government controlled society toward socialism by taking over buildings number universities takeover healthcare. And and eliminating air travel and making us all use high speed rail and eleven eight all combustible engines, I mean, literally eliminating all combustible ages. And and all that does is restrict the ability for individuals and move without the government controlled assistance and responding to socialist programs disguised in a in a nice package. This allows us the heat team to not just be proactive and responding, but then it also allows us to put a true all of the above energy proposal today. I was doing an interview. And and I pointed out the fact that if you went to just went and solar farms to power the need today. The United States needs today of energy for like Christie, just by wind and solar who would take out take up land mass. That's literally the size of Texas. The problem with the wind in in in solar is the wind doesn't always blow not isn't always shining, and we have to build a point that stuff out. And that's what the team is going to do. We're going to have.
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"Sector joint co-chair with joint venture Silicon Valley and the CEO at brigade San Francisco is three dollars and forty two cents per square foot, and San Jose is three twenty that according to the two thousand nineteen Silicon Valley index that we need to be more innovative and more aggressive about planning for the future of a barrier. That's going to be even larger and more dynamic than it is today. The median rent in the Silicon Valley now stands at thirty two hundred seventy eight dollars, Jennifer Hodges, KCBS officials say they have so far found no evidence of foul play in connection with the death of San Francisco public defender, Jeff Adachi, the city's medical examiner is performing an autopsy on Dagi's body. The fifty nine year old was out with a friend on Friday night when he died according to the public defenders office. Fire officials say Adachi was taken. By ambulance from an apartment on telegraph place in north beach, the California Pacific medical center where he was pronounced dead. The woman who had called for helpless performing CPR on a dodgy when the ambulance arrived, according to the chronicle police investigators returned to the apartment once Adachi identity was known investigators are still trying to contact the woman who was with Adachi Hollywood may be the traditional center of the movie industry that quite a northern California flavor to the Academy Awards is it turns out you have Oakland native Mahershala Ali who won the best supporting actor Oscar playing the role of pianists done Shirley in green book. And of course, there's Black Panther the film directed by Oakland native and Sacramento state alum Ryan Kugler, Black Panther included a number of scene shot in Oakland. He did not win best picture but did claim three Oscars including the first ever went for an African American production designer in the person of Hannah Beechler and finally another Sacramento angle. Rock climber. Alex huddled. He's the guy who free climbed El capitan a feet covered in the documentary. Free solo which won the Oscar for best feature. Doc KCBS news time six thirty five..
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"Still got depressed. Co-chair just got back fully. Lower. Yellow petty tonight, y'all when I go away for a couple of weeks when I come back on periscope periscope chair. You don't make me forgive. New birth church. Us our ten motorcoach buses going into the city. We're bringing all of those communities and shelters onto our cables. Endeavoring to feed every homeless person in the city of Atlanta. The reason why this is so strategic insignificant. Is that Jesus gave us a model of times when it is that he finished preaching the next thing that he would do is not sell CDs. Give out lapel pins or start a fellowship. Jesus would do with the people. The disciples who was short in digit said syndrome away. Jesus said no can't send him away. What do you have? They said all we have to fish. At five loaves of bread. Jesus did a model that we now have to replicate. He blessed it, he broke it. And then he gave it away. The anointing were so heavy that it begin to multiply to fish. Five thousand knob including women and children. Can you imagine? One church actually standing on the word of God. Jesus said what's this in his parting words and greater things than? Will you be able to achieve? I'm crazy enough to take his work. As a consequence beginning this Sunday. Every Sunday in January. We are collecting canes of you all have never seen anything like it. We're collecting cans of soup. I'm going every supermarket chain writing cables, I now so. The. Can never good Reverend said he gonna feed all graduate hope the Jamal understand as a lot of Folkman. Yeah. Yeah. We can get him on the phone. We love to talk to him. Because I think this is an op simply saying this is the kind of vision. That is important. I don't care whether you're Christian Muslim, Buddhist agnostic. Holy goals. Feel tradition. This is the great call the great commission now. And. Let's feed the people doing this time that's going to be given. I hope you tell them about even doing our football game. We'll see y'all really about this boycott. Now, I'm not even boycott. But I'll give up the game to go feet to people. Get in line to do whatever we can do. Because the multitudes will come now. And so let them not only Zubay trying to give a new vision and give them whatever we give them. The best of what we have. Let's go to Amora and Stonecrest Amora. My brother, Derek. Are you doing says, I am wonderful and happy new year to you to you? Same to you. Same to you weeks pet. Great things this year, man, Derek. I'm calling to say that new birth is my church. Good now, what are your medical this? Call. Well, I am. I am absolutely thrilled. First of all to have Jamal Bryant as I pastor. Excellent. And as you as he is you are both heroes in my eyes because you love our people. And I am just thrilled that he has taken on this initiative. It's my plan to buy as much soup as I can't go with the dollars at that. I've and I just appreciate you not throwing rocks at him or my church. I look I look I love the Lord. And I know the difference. Human beings are subject to human frailty. Was the same. Yes. The day to day again ever. And I remind Christian now, if the church is not inside, you you go always be disappointed and something that happens at church become made up of human beings. Absence. I ain't never had no disappointed that I could not get over. I take what I need to to the to God in prayer. The past the because I can pray for myself down. Pray for myself. We need. We all need a guide, and that's all the past to do is to try to guide us do a greater grace. But at the end of the day, you know. You know, we have a young brother like this. It is really our responsibility. Not to let him failed. Hey, man, appreciate that. We we got to be just like the youth who had to hold up Moses up. We got to hold his arm up. So that the staff don't fall into people confused, and so whatever that brother needs from us. I'm here for him. You know? Well, I certainly would I try to encourage in any way that I can go to have him to come and speak would be thrilled to come and speak on on your program. We're trying to get him on the phone. Now, we've got a couple of member down here at the station. Actually, you know, the bible. He's new let's give this brother chance and don't let our own shortcomings in failings. Make him be a failure here because. They may not only new birth needed of the body of Christ needs. That's right. Derek? Love you. And we hope that you will join us in this initiative of feeding the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, I look at that is what we call the do when they were hungry. Did you feed him will they naked? Did you clothe them? You know when they were without shelter. Did you give them a place to stay anybody? I see they're trying to do that will always get support from me. Period. Now got close on.
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"Are bringing down the cost of healthcare and prescription drug prices that we rebuild our country. We bring up wages, and now we clean up the mess in Washington DC that's been the mandate that we've been given. And that is what I will work toward on the political arm of the House Democrats and heading into the twenty twenty elections. The new d- triple C chair Sherry boost does that every single congressional district in the country will be contested and protected. Here's more. That over the last two cycles. I was the vice chair recruitment. I was the co-chair red to blue. I was the co-chair of women lead. And I was the chair of heartland engagement. So I've had four official rolls over the d triple c I know that building inside and out while I was the heartland engagement chair. I also had a very important role on the governmental side offense. I was one of the three co chairs of policy communications juggling those things at the same time. I raised and gave away contributed three million dollars more than one hundred candidates. All of the people come almost all of the members elect store here. I help them. Either went to their district story contributed to them. And I think the other thing that was very very important. Look, I'm a I'm a former college athletes. I love sports still love sports, still play sports and anybody who has any kind of. Athletic background knows that it's a team and you have to take a look at you. Don't put you kill O'Neill in as a point guard. You gotta have the right people and the right place. But when you look at that team,.
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"But then this happened. It was as one media expert told a reporter one of the great promotional stunts in the history of television. That's your look back at this week in history and Ken Starr could add nothing to the proceedings. The astronaut to bring it up because there's nothing you can add to it because he has great respect for Brad Kavanagh, as I do how do you defend against a thirty five year old allegation that involves allege misconduct when you're sixteen or seventeen years old without specificity without definition Christine. Could not say where it happened or how it happened specifically or who was involved she gave different versions to the therapists, then she gave to the Washington Post. And so I don't know how you defend against something. And that character any man may I use the term Republican man is going to have exactly the same problem. Because if the democrat like Keith Allison. Who is co chair of the Democratic National Committee, six months ago, beat the hell out of some woman. He's a US congressman and Minnesota, and he's just select to be the next attorney general in the state of Minnesota, nobody seems to care if it's a Republican. Democrat Keith Ellison. There's there's no there's no inquisition whatsoever. Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy. No matter who it is. And doesn't make any difference. Ted Kennedy kill Mary, Jo Kopechne, e Keith Ellison beat up women. No problem co-chair, the Democratic National Committee. The media's not inquisitive at all. But if he's smear somebody on something probably false thirty five years ago. Then the media goes into overdrive, let's continue.