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Fresh update on "costa" discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
"It's 903 of the Bay Area's news station KCBS. It's going to be a cooler day today in another cool down expected tomorrow. Good morning. I'm Stan Bunger, and here's what's happening. The United Nations secretary general says the Corona virus pandemic has led to the biggest disruption of education in history. Schools closed in more than 160 countries affecting more than a 1,000,000,000 students. In addition, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said today that at least 40 million kids worldwide a best out on education in their critical pre school year grew terror is putting out a video message today along with a 26 page policy briefing. He warns the world faces what he calls a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress and exacerbate entrenched inequalities. There are new state guidelines out, saying school District's can ask for waivers to allow them to offer in person instruction to kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, but the state Department of Public Health He's recommending the option not be considered by counties with high rates of Corona virus infection. What they're talking about his counties, with over 200 covert 19 cases per 100,000 people over a two week period. Right now in the Bay Area. Alameda, Santa Clara San Matteo, San Francisco counties would all qualify. Contra Costa County would narrowly missed that guideline. Any district seeking these waivers would have to have the support of labor, parent and community groups would have to have.
Torrance backs away from fining those who don’t wear face masks when required in Los Angeles
"No fines in the city of torrents. Torrents City Council voted unanimously late last night to shoot down a proposal to find people for not putting on a face covering here. City Council member Heidi Ashcroft and hopefully those around us that they're not socially distant thing and wearing mask their friends will encourage them to do it. Council member Mike Griffiths. I just really think that force mint policy well, actually probably create more problems than it will solve, and I'm really not for enforcement on this kind of stuff. Local cities that are finding people For going mask free include Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, West Hollywood. Beverly Hills, Calabasas is Costa Mesa and
UC San Francisco Study Suggests Masks Do Protect Wearer From Contracting Coronavirus
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California coronavirus watch list adds Santa Cruz County
"New virus cases in the last couple of weeks, Santa Cruz County is now being added to the States Watch list this as yet another county is looking to get tough on people who won't wear masks or keep their distance. Here's KCBS is holic Juan Santa Cruz County added nine new cases yesterday to his running total of 907. About half of those are concentrated in the farming area of Watson Bill. Watchlist. Designation means gyms and salons could close this week, but retail, dining and beaches could stay open. Hospitalizations air down slightly in Alameda, Santa Clara, Marin, San Francisco and Solano counties up slightly in Contra Costa, where this week supervisors are expected to consider cranking up enforcement of mask and social distancing orders. To know what Marin and Napa County Zehr already looking at imposing hundreds of dollars in fines, Infectious disease expert and cow professor emeritus Dr John Schwartzberg. I don't want to say that masks or the solution and everything will go away if we all wore masks, but everything would be a lot better if we did. It's a big tool in armamentarium to control this pandemic. Places like
Los Angeles - State Orders Cary Jay Smith To Register As Sex Offender, Again
"Been a change will change here coming out of Santa Ana. Convicted sex offender carry J. Smith. Will once again be required to register as such, according to the Orange County District attorney Todd Spitzer. At least somebody has their finger on what to do here. But Spitzer initially told eyewitness news the governor Newsome was expected issue an executive order requiring Smith to do so later retracted this statement. According Spitzer The state attorney general's office had taken Smith off the sex offender list back in 2005 when it was informed that no criminal records were found for Smith wonder why? I mean, there's a 1,000,000 guys with that same name, but authorities in Orange County on Ly learned Of his whereabouts and where the 59 year old Smith was and released from a mental hospital earliest months following than 20 years in confinement, so a letter sent Friday to Spitzer The state Attorney General Javier Ah, Sara, said that the department Had been trying to obtain documentation regarding the individual's criminal history and multiple criminal justice agencies. Right. Just make this guy register. What's wrong with everybody. I am and not only register, Let's pick him up for something before. Look if this guy goes out there and rapes a small boy and kills a small boy I think we all have blood on our hands right that we just let this happen that there wasn't a tremendous outrage, an outpouring of anger, so he Smith could be served with that order as early as tonight. So since his release He has moved several times across Southern California, setting off warnings to local communities and law enforcement. He's currently at a health care facility in Costa Mesa. So watch your kids in Costa Mesa because this guy said he's going to When he gets out he was going to sexually assault, rape and kill small boys. What more do we need? So while he was confined to a mental hospital, he testified, having fantasies about raping and killing young boys. He also said that he liked to go by Mr R. T K standing for Mr Rape, torture and kill. In 1985 he pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual offence involving a child and was compelled register as a sex offender. That requirement was removed by the state in 2005 and nobody knows why. But he was admitted to a psychiatric facility back in 1999 after his wife provided a letter in which Smith described sex acts and warned that a seven year old boy who lived in the neighborhood could be next. So. You're in the district Attorney's office in 5 4002 filed 20 felony counts against this guy. This guy's still out there, man. That was way out there and he doesn't even after register is a sex offenders. Tim, I do have some good news about that We are going. We spoke. We had Corbett on live a little bit ago and well, reiterate it in the in the news right now, But Governor Newsome is expected to issue an order that will require him to To register. All right. How about an issue? How about Ah, issue a requirement to put him in jail for the rest of his life on that front? Hopefully the Holy the next the next quarter hour tease. Yes, absolutely All right, But this is it's crazy. If we allow this in this country, and where does it happen? California right A
California men charged with $10M worldwide fraud scheme
"That's what California's top prosecutor is saying about a bogus investment offering with ties to Orange County and the virus pandemic. Re individuals allegedly defrauded more than 70 victims out of More than $10 million. State attorney General Have your serious says it's an investment scheme that have been going on for about five years with the claim that 25 grand invested would triple in four months, 100 grand quadrupling in three months. These kind of scams aren't new. Watch out, Sarah says. One suspect, Christopher Mancuso, arrested in Orange County, another in Contra Costa County. 1/3 guy, John Black, is still on the run, and his last known whereabouts were in and around Sacramento County Corona virus even played a role in this scheme, he said. Says. When people have been asking about returns on their investments recently, they were told that there were delays based on the pandemic. Craig
"costa" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Once again this is Oscar Fernandez and today on the show we put the spotlight on Costa Rica and how the Black Lives Matter Movement challenges the stereotype of Costa Rica as a quote Unquote Switzerland of Latin, America. Any true student of Latin American history knows that the African diaspora has long face struggles for equal rights and social justice in places like Lumbia Brazil. The Dominican Republic etc, etc.. Costa Rica Hand flies under the radar on the struggles for social justice because of its perception as a stable democracy free from the same geopolitical struggles faced by other countries in the Western Hemisphere. But in the struggle for social justice, perception is not always reality. Costa Rica Micro notice. Costa Rica might fly under the radar. And a few problems facing Costa Rican society today might be minor compared to historical problems in other countries in that America. However black lives matter movement has changed the game. There is a new dawn developing forever Latinos. Is challenging the complacency and perception of Costa Rica. Switzerland of Latin America. And so this movement in Costa Rica under the Lens of black lives, matter deserves a new examination of what it means to be an Afro Costa Rican and so witless on the show today is Pamela Cunningham. She's an Afro Costa Rican activist and the CO founder of Costa Rica Afro. She joins us over the phone today from Costa. Rica welcome to Chopin on Cunningham. I are. Are You thinking? Is a pleasure to have you on the show I today. We've been dying to do a show on Costa Rica for a long time. And for the black lives, matter of movement and the momentum that is carried various in America is gives us the opportunity to do so, but before we get into detail about the movement as it pertains to Costa Rica. Let's first begin by talking about. What is your organization? Go Study Afro and the work that you guys do. Of course, so puts the Cup an apple feminist organization. We're focused on providing visibility. Lobbying in favor of the human rights of the Africa getting population, and he really started as A. Response of sorts of Of the exclusion that we felt from the white feminist movement industry. So? We decided to to create our owner. Invasion a lot less structured I'm more focused on results. THAN ON HIGHER So we've been working for the last five to six years of sharing our our knowledge and learning from others both in and outside of academia. Lobbying for change and using social media specialty to provide education and disability to the struggle. Yeah indeed, and that's what brought us to our attention Costa Rica Afro was social media. Let's through the few Costa, Rican. Followers of ours our twitter bodice to your attention, so in light of recent momentum created by the black lives matter movement. How has it perhaps magnified some issues? The African study community that has otherwise been neglected by the rest of the country. Because again you know part is, conversation is not just black lives, matter, but also sort of as a form of deconstructing the myth of Costa Rica's. Shangri law the Switzerland of land America where nothing. Really happens when compared to its neighbors and other historical. You know history historical points inland American history. Correct show. It is true and we. Went compared to our neighbors in Central America or South America. We've had relative piece, right? We don't have an army so We haven't seen civil war since nineteen forty eight. Doesn't. That doesn't. Mean that we haven't had our internal conflicts with ric. Rica's deeply. Racist Society and the nationals ace identity has been created in a position to what is a black or indigent, so the the whole idea of being Costa Rican has been constructed Abban whiteness rate so the. Afro descendants indigenous population amongst others in the country have been ignored or have disability rights so. This this have been issues that have been happening. Since forever but the idea nine countries that you know we don't have this issues. racial problems are problems are outside because. We're all the same rate in Costa Rica. We like to do the. We like to call ourselves because I. we like to call ourselves. Because race, so we are all the same you reality. We're not the black individuals populations have. Less access to help less actors to work to to help services to education to leadership positions. So, and we don't have a lot of data. On on exactly, what are our needs? Because we are not being tracked, we might even track upper clean census rate, so would vishnu momentum. It has generated a lot of questions right, so I look. People have asking themselves This happened in Costa Rica. We have issues of race in Costa Rica. Of course, it has created as well so backlash because some people want to believe that we don't have issue so race. It Costa Rica that racism doesn't. Rate but it has highlighted some some of those issues. It has given us an opportunity to discuss things.
A New Album Turns The Sound Of Endangered Birds Into Electronic Music
"An international collective of electronic deejays and composers is taking their beats out of the dance club, and into jungles and forests. It's all to help save nature's greatest singers. Birds Catalina Maria. Johnson has the story of a guide to the Birdsong Project Robin. Perkins is a thirty three road DJ composer producer originally from glass of England. He goes by the name A. Spanish for the. Perkins produced his first project in Twenty fifteen a guy to the Birdsong of South America. The whole project was born of this idea of taking the songs of endangered birds and challenging musicians to make a piece of music from and so trying to marry these worlds of activism, all conservation Goodson and joining us. Perkins invited artists from each of the endangered or threatened birds homelands to build their own solves around the Birdsong. The beautiful thing about electronic music is that it opens up this whole toolbox of things that you can vies do right so you can take a sample of a bird song and do five million things to it. You can turn into an instrument itself. You can reverse it. You can have effects. You can sample. Ed Perkins has just finished the second project. A guy to the Birdsong of Mexico Central, America and the Caribbean. One of the musicians who responded to his call is Nicaraguan Sonic artist that on behavioral. She chose the Turquoise Proud Maat Maat or Guatemala. rankle to me was a very clear choice as a child I would see this bird freely flying around and meeting his partner, the travel in pairs most of the time in my backyard for sunsets. Beautiful mystical moment every day. What about wrangle is threatened by loss of habitat primarily due to deforestation, it's also Nicaragua's national bird. This bird represents a lot of symbolic in my area of the world's, because it represents freedom and these Central American countries have been striving for political social economic freedom for a long time. The idea of freedom was also part of the impetus for Al Ovando choice. Ovando is a member of the renowned Gutty for collective, that also includes musicians from what the my love on us and Nicaragua for the collective's contribution to the album Ovando chose the endangered black cat. Like the guava uncle, the black cat birds freedom is threatened by loss of habitat. Obando feels his people have a special kinship with the catbird and struggle for survival, like you've just imagining US coming all the way from the coast of West Africa into the Caribbean, ending up in believes that still continuing the struggle and trying to be part of what the world is today. Ovando also happens to be a devoted burger. He even convinced the. The band to add a technical writer to its contracts when the musicians perform at festivals, so we know what we should just add it on and just put just for fun. You know some of us in the collective avid burgers, and if it here's anybody at the festival. Who'd like to burning? We would love to go birding with them married. They would know some places some hot spots. In Oh, we could check out some birds. As with the first scalpels, all of the profits from the new release will support organizations in each region. One of them is birds, Caribbean. It's executive director Lisa. Sorenson explains how the recording not only help her efforts, but may also yield extended benefits helping to develop sites in the Caribbean that need infrastructure for example, there might be a beautiful place to go see birds, but there's no trail. There's no interpretive sign edge there to tell you about what you're seeing. So we're envisioning funding from this project will help us advance building the supply and building the demand for sustainable burden nature tourism. That's project founder. Robin Perkins wish to yeah. Hopefully people will come away from the album. Feeling inspired and feeling the need to listen against the Birdsong around them to do something to protect the natural spaces that we need to survive proceeds from a guide to the Birdsong of Mexico Central America, and the Caribbean will also benefit nonprofits in Costa Rica and Mexico.
Los Angeles - Large-scale COVID-19 testing sites to open at Anaheim Convention Center, O.C. fairgrounds
"Ah, a large scale Kobe 19 test site is about to open at the Anaheim Convention Center. Officials say. A website is being set up for people in O. C. To make an appointment. The site is going to be set up tomorrow. Another testing site will open later at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa
2 face hate crime charge after allegedly vandalizing BLM mural
"A hate crime for painting over a black lives matter mural that was painted on the street in front of a courthouse. Contra Costa County district attorney has charged David Nelson and Nicole Anderson with violations of civil rights and vandalism. If they're convicted, they face of Roy Year in the county jail. WalMart has donated
2 face hate crime charge after allegedly vandalizing BLM mural
"This morning. A couple from Martinez has been charged with a hate crime for painting over a black lives matter mural that was painted on the street in front of a courthouse. The Contra Costa County district attorney is charged David Nelson and Nicole Anderson. With violations of civil rights and vandalism, and if they are convicted, they face up to a year in county
Farmers learn alternative to slashing and burning rainforests
"Rainforest certain important defense against climate change because they absorb carbon, but many are being destroyed on a massive scale. In the tropics, farmers often slash and burn forest to clear fertile land for crops. The practice involves cutting down vegetation burning it. But the soil fertility does not last long, so the farmers must clear anew Patrick Forest every few years. People believe it's the only possible way of growing cross ecologists Michael Hand says there's an alternative. He directs the Inga Foundation which teaches farmers and Honduras and Costa Rica, a method called Inga Alley cropping. The Inga is a fast growing tree with roots that fix nitrogen, so it replenishes the soil in alley, cropping farmers plant Inga trees in rows. Their shade kills weeds and create space for planting maize or beans. Then the trees are pruned back so sunlight can reach the crops until harvest. New Can repeat the process the following year. The Inga's roots keep the soil rich, so the farmer does not need. Slash and burn moorland that means less carbon, pollution and less labor. Is, definitely transforming people's lives
2 face hate crime charge after allegedly vandalizing BLM mural in California
"Costa County D A S office today says it's charged to Martinez residents for allegedly defacing a city sanctioned black lives matter. Mural. Authorities say 42 year old Nicole Anderson and 53 year old David Nelson now phase three misdemeanor charges, including a hate crime after they were filmed painting over the mural in downtown Martinez. Anderson and Nelson each face up to a year in jail if convicted, but They will not be held in jail while their cases Aaron Court due to the Corona virus pandemic
Two people paint over Black Lives Matter mural in California
"California are investigating a black lives matter mural that was two faced over the weekend. The incident was caught on video. There is no racism. It's a leftist live. Police say residents had obtained a permit to pay the black lives matter phrase outside the Contra Costa Courthouse. One hour later, a group came and painted over the phrase Martinez resident Tatty Honore that this is an indication of How much power weight conscious. He actually has the fact that even having something on the street for one hour, they couldn't tolerate that. He said. She and other others were able to fix the mural once news
Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell set to be arraigned next week
"Maxwell. epsteins closest associates. And helped him exploit girls. who were as young as fourteen years old? Mental played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay if you thought the Jeffrey Epstein case was over after his apparent suicide in his jail cell last year. Thank again you'll remember that Epstein was the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender who socializes powerful men like Prince Andrew Bill Clinton and Donald Trump on Thursday, his longtime associate d'alene Maxwell, was arrested and charged for allegedly helping Epstein recruit groom, and sexually abused girls as young as fourteen years old. She has denied any wrongdoing. Here's more of what the US attorney from the southern. District of New York had to say about it. Max will and Epstein had a method. Typically. They would befriend these young girls by asking them questions. About their lives, pretending to be taking an interest in them. They would take them to the movies. And treat them to shopping trips. Maxwell would encourage these young girls to accept offers from Epstein to pay for their travel and their education. Making these young victims feel indebted to Jeffrey Epstein. Developing a rapport with Victims Maxwell then try to normalize sexual abuse with a minor victim. Joining me now. Our our sisters in Law Maya Wiley Professor at the new school and NBC legal analysts Barbara Maclead, former US attorney and MSNBC contributor and Joyce vans, also a former US attorney, and also MSNBC contributor so ladies first I love the all female panel, but I will say starting out I used to be a field producer for America's most wanted, and my beat was covering missing and exploited children. On, this and ask you if you could. How important is the role of the person WHO's The enabler? The person who is recruiting these young girls and my experience, that person was integral to abuse cases when I was a journalist covering these types of cases so. What what say you on that? Yeah. You're absolutely right, tiffany. This is this person and the person who plays the role that. Just Lane Maxwell accused of playing is a Predator is just as culpable as. Jeffrey Epstein or anyone else who sexually assaults anybody? The reason it's so critical to have a person play the role maxwell is accused of is because it's manipulation gain. We have three hundred thousand young people in this country estimated to be sex trafficked domestically, and what that means is finding young kids met male and female. We shouldn't pretend that it's just girls here. In this country who are vulnerable, who need help who need the support of a system hasn't provided it. These are young women who were disadvantaged in many different ways, and what the role that Maxwell played was to play on their need. Get them to trust and being a woman who does that is particularly important, because if you're a vulnerable young woman, you're more likely to let your guard down and believe that the person who is offering you help means it so her role. Is Pivotal in enabling essentially the victimization of a lot of young women and girls, and it happens all over the country. One of the things that so important about this arrest is that predators who are powerful too often go unpunished. So something I found interesting reporting coming out of the Tampa. Bay Times highlighted that this case is actually being handled by the Office of Public Corruption Unit so I. WanNa ask you, Barbara. What does that say about the scope of this? Nation is that. Link to anyone in the current administration. Is it possible that Labor Secretary Alexander Costa's entangled in this break it down for those of us who don't necessarily know how the inner workings of the Southern District. It's a really interesting detail. Tiffany of the press release that was put out by this other district of New, York. This is also true when the case was originally just against Jeffrey Epstein that the public corruption unit is involved, that's a unit that has specialized training and expertise to deal with public officials who get charged there a lot of nuanced issues that arise when public officials are involved and so it says to me that this case. Case at least touches in some way public officials. Now as you said we know that Alex Kosta had some involvement with this. We don't know that he is a subject or a target of the investigation, but his involvement in negotiating sweetheart plea deal a number of years ago. With Jeffrey Epstein could be a reason. We also know that Prince. Andrew has been implicated as recently as last month Jeffrey Berman. The former US attorney recently ousted. Ousted was demanding an opportunity to talk with him and Prince Andrew was a dodging that request to be interviewed. It may be that he is only a witness and not a subject or a target, but this no doubt touches some people who have positions of power, and that could explain why the involvement of public corruption unit or could be others as yet unknown I think four names I be looking at immediately or not public. Public officials, but enablers as Maya, was talking about. If you look at the plea non-prosecution agreement that was negotiated with the Southern District of Florida back in two thousand eight. You'll see the names of four individuals that Jeffrey Epstein specifically wanted to protect. Those are very likely to be people who were enablers recruiters I'd want to get to the bottom of their role. and I think that this case is not done being charged yet. I want to turn the Joyce. Barbara brought up Berman and his abrupt firing. Do you see any connection here with what the dismissal of Berman and the FCC case? So, Tiffany I think it's very hard to know. We know that. The Attorney General Poll Day late Friday night effort to usher Berman out the door, unceremoniously in the southern district of New York and that didn't work became public when Berman refused to go along and instead of having the Attorney General's political appointee in place. We ended up with a woman who was. was already in the office, a career employee, a career prosecutor who will hopefully be playing things straight up so it's difficult to make any sort of direct political line there what we do know is that this is the classic type of an indictment that looks like prosecutors aren't done. It looks like they're headed in further direction, and that's something that there could perhaps. Perhaps be powerful. People who are interested in shutting off when I say it's a classic indictment. What I mean is this indictment comes in six counts, and there's a I can't. That's a conspiracy count and the maximum penalty. There is five years, but there are also substantive counts and conspiracy counts of enticement and transportation of minors, and those counts actually range from ten. Ten years to lifetime sentences, and so as MS Maxwell, is forced to confront the potential charges. She's looking out. Does she want to go to prison for the rest of her life, or is she willing to cooperate and become a witness and look at lesser charges? Perhaps five year sentence that I think will give some powerful people some reason to sleep poorly. All right. Am I GONNA? Go back to you. What do you think that gain maxwell will do you anticipate that she? Said they say. It's hard to know. We're looking at a case as both Barbara Jo of a choice have said where there are powerful people connected to Maxwell and Epstein. There's the mysterious death of Jeff Jeffrey Epstein that has still raised questions in people's mind. And I think the question becomes. Where do you feel more vulnerable? Do you feel more vulnerable from law enforcement, or do you feel more vulnerable other ways we don't really know. We're not going to know, but the one thing we do know and I think is important to remember is this is an over for the victims? This is only the beginning of what will be a very deeply difficult. Possibly re traumatizing process that they have really bravely stood up and faced down despite the fact that I don't think there's any illusion for them. They will have to protect themselves from further victimization in the way, in which the defense will be mounted for Maxwell. So if there's any decency at all left in this woman, she will certainly spare them.
Striving For Justice with Quoc To
"Can you elaborate on this dream job thing I like. How and when did you dream of becoming a public defender? Like what does the story behind? I I mean. First of all I. It wasn't my dream job so much when we worked together prevention student comedy night. I I knew I wanted to do something social justice related At Ti we? We worked on one of the things that work. There was violence prevention, and that actually got me started on like looking at took one of the classes that. Are exactly record started their violence prevention as a public health issue, and so I just. Looking at looking at that and thinking I wanted to do something within the community I grew up in a poor underserved community community caller. You know a refugee we. We came over America on a refugee resettlement You know plan and I grew up in A. Poor, community stalled pitfalls of crime and I mean pitfalls, poverty and homelessness in lack of social services, and what does the? How that intertwined with you know criminal justice. Actually I haven't really shared this a with a lot of people, but in college. I don't know if you remember, but about. About like a a couple of weeks before the end of my second year I think that was your senior year. one of my fraternity mates got killed outside of our house I think it's like it was huge news at Berkeley right like profits class in nuclear engineering. Really I don't remember I apologize. There's there's a lot from my past. That's a blurb, but yeah. Yeah, yeah, so he was. He was stabbed outside Sigma Pi. And I was I was like there. I had seen him like minutes before that. So the trial unravelled a over the next couple of years and. It slowly some. If some of my about this podcast is GONNA be like! Wow, we didn't even know this, but you know when I was sitting in the through a case and going through that case I felt this. Kid You know when I learned more about it turns out like he was. Small was unemployed. She works for nonprofit. Is that I? Think was like construction work, but you either way. They came from a working class. Family went to public schools he went to. Berkeley High School nearby. And I sitting in that courtroom I kind of felt more. I felt like I empathize with him. You know 'cause he he. He reminded me of you know the people kids grew up with You Know An. Myself came through the environment and I know that I'm very fortunate to be where I'm at You know I you make your own luck, but a lot of it is you catch outbreaks along the way and I kind of was keenly aware of how close I was from not being at Berkeley, not being where I was. You know and so. I I couldn't help feel empathy for him, and so it kind of made me like. You know I wanted justice for my. My friend, who was killed tragically, but I I also felt like his kids GonNa. he kills one drunken site. Right and so I was like it gets convicted. He goes to prison. Justice just felt elusive, really lucid to me and I think that was experience was very transformative for me especially with my background everything that was going on knowing. Justice and so. You know I got to law school and I actually was recruited to help. Run A campaign for my one of my mentors. Ru Training is a form of public County new has private practice now. was running for DA and so if. I. Don't know people pay attention, but the recent election Cisco They elected a yes boden from the San Francisco, public office, but he wasn't I poetry a run for DA And so he ran. He ran for da I manage his campaign. Obviously lost George, GASCON Wanda year and but just being with him. Just he was like you know. I was working at A. A firm that summer I was out wasn't happy on civil, a civil work and I just wasn't happy. And like you got for public office and so I did. And I the next semester. A you know got got internship at Contra Costa Public Office and I fell over the work it just was. It was like this is what I WANNA do this. Would you know what to do and? Yet at the rest is history. That's. I mean. I'm very I've just having a moment just reflecting on How are passing cross? You know in in these ways enlightening, bring Larry and stuff, and like all the craziness of life in Prevention Institute essentially couple years older than you by essentially babies like really working on a on a very big trajectory that we had no idea what was about to happen, but it's I feel really I don't mean it patronizing me just so proud of you. That's audible and. It's not a small undertaking I mean like. Any any endeavor, especially dream because there's a lot of layers to that because I think be these big visions that we can have, I can feel very like. Larger than life, but like you actually went out and did it so i. just really proud of you. That's amazing
Los Angeles - Newsom Announces Statewide Face Mask Mandate
"Became aware that there were public health officials who had a meeting with that governor Newsom recently and they they said said that that a a state state wide wide mass mass border border was was under under consideration consideration by by the the governor's governor's office office that that they they were were told told that that unequivocally unequivocally there there were were a a lot lot of of people people of of the the complained complained that that every every county county considers considers wearing wearing masks masks differently differently and and you you know know what what let let me me just just kind kind of of go go through through this this because because it's it's all all going going to to change change now now since the governor has indeed issued that order it's no longer something he's contemplating he has done it he has issued a statewide order that people have to wear a mask that I need to get a copy of what the order is and we'll see if we can that come up with that pretty quickly so that we can find out exactly what that means and where and when people are required to wear mascot where masks in the state of California but the way that it has been here in the bay area almost all counties have required masks San Francisco county Marin county Alameda San Mateo Contra Costa and sin noma all require masks San Francisco's order requires people to wear masks when writing transit working at essential businesses grocery shopping and other activities where they will be near other people in Santa Clara county they only recommended that people wear masks Los Angeles and San Diego counties which are the state's largest I didn't realize San Diego is the second largest county in the state they both require people to wear masks in public riverside and San Bernardino counties created mask requirements but then they walked away from them in Orange County they were mandating masks but then the public health officer down there doctor Nicole quick received threats for issuing that order she quit as a result of the threats that were coming in and then Orange County downgraded its mask requirement to a recommendation lord have mercy the way people respond to this and and Newsom on Monday he recalled the second wave of the Spanish flu which was more deadly than the first he said it is incumbent upon us as individuals to be smart to wear a face covering to physically distance to continue to wash your hands and continue to do things that are necessary to avoid that second wave he said it's one thing to be outside it's another to be inside for an extended period of time without the ability to move around and move away from people this I suppose is a one of the things that guided him there was a state senator from a Renda his name Steve Glazer he's been pushing for a statewide mask order he's a guy who said that it's an issue that should not be dependent on county choice Stanislaus county was considering a mask order now they're not going to have to do that because the state is going to do it instead Sacramento county officials were also considering their recommendation to become a requirement
24 Hour Fitness declares bankruptcy, citing coronavirus hit
"Eighteen locations of twenty four hour fitness a permanently closed around southern California this includes gyms at Irvine Costa mesa Pasadena Santa Monica downtown LA Mont Clair seamy valley and more the closures here part of a scaling back of one hundred locations in fourteen states across the country twenty four hour fitness a CEO says if it were not for covert nineteen and its devastating effects they would not be filing for chapter eleven gold's gym made the same move in early may since the coronavirus shut down many people invested more in at home options for work outs and as the economy re opens they've been looking for less expensive options
To Be Or Not To Be
"To be or not to? Be. Culture is a world of its own. Entire offstage drama performances occur between cast members. Sometimes having an even more titillating storyline than the players musical, they're all rehearsing to perform in front of the real audience on a real stage. The Classic Shakespearean. Tragedy follows a formula ending with a disastrous conclusion. Usually as a result of the main characters, internal conflict, and subsequently succumbing to his or her own negative traits, the things that we call demons that live within them so to speak. We all have them, you know. Those demons. What we once considered very real supernatural beings. Associated with evil that have been prevalent in our religions are literature or mythology. The idea that these spirits with divine power could. Inhabit our souls, and drive us to evil places is one that has been permanently affixed to western culture. Hell even human culture. Today's story is about those demons. It! Was Saturday may twenty second twenty ten. Steve Harvey was trying to get a hold of his son. Sam who lived in an apartment complex in Costa Mesa California? Sam Was Steve's best. Friend is only child. He planned to spend the whole weekend with both of his parents at their place in Anaheim hills. So of course. It was strange that he never showed up to his parents house. And even stranger still that he wasn't answering his phone. Towards the latter part of the evening around nine. PM Steve Drove over to Sam's apartment to check in on them. He was getting really nervous at this point, not having heard anything from his son for the previous two days. He let himself in and started to look around calling for Sam. But got no response. When he entered his son's bedroom, he saw something that would be burned into his memory. For the rest of his life. Okay, what's going on for? Probably Coca. Lobby. Body bags. Are, you sure. Did she just ask him if he's truly seeing a dead body. Yes. She did. In Gold Okay hold on just a minute. Is it someone that you know sir? I. Don't know what's going on. 'cause your son know who it is. Not Even Do you know where your son is. Off. Okay. Just deep breathing for me. Sir, okay, where in the apartment? Bedroom! From sexual activity. I. Think. Black from her head. What the. Just staying there, Okay Steve Her mentions to the operator that he didn't know who this woman was. He still couldn't locate his son and the woman's body in the bedroom gave Steve. The impression that there had been. Some sexual activity before her death.
A Statue Falls as Britain Confronts Its Racist History
"Most of the recent global protests have been peaceful with some exceptions a London street fight this weekend led to multiple arrests and police injuries police in Bristol England are also investigating property damage dramatic scenes there over the weekend powered by anger over Bristol's history with the trans Atlantic slave trade the world's Orla Barry reports from London the statue of slave trader Edward Colston stood in the city center of Bristol four hundred and fifteen years on the plaque the remains are the words a memorial of one of the most virtuous and wise sons of Bristol hello thanks someone painted in white spray paint black lives matter this was the moment the colts and stuff she was pulled off its pedestal on Sunday the demonstration posed with windy in the figure's neck a reminder of the final moments of George fill its life was killed in police custody in Minneapolis for this protester it wasn't just about a monument in Bristol coming down today hopefully signifies change hopefully we send a message not just to everyone in the UK or the USA worldwide we need worldwide difference it call just come here this call in America in the second World Wide Testors rolled the eighteen foot bronze statue through the streets of the city local police stood by and watched you know I wonder why we just we made a very tactical decision to stop the the side of the street recent tactics was to take place today police say they've launched an investigation into what happened and the British home secretary Priti Patel welcome to that decision his wife had cheated please follow up on thoughts and make sure that justice is taken undertaken with those individuals that are responsible for such this orderly a mole this behavior for years the statue has been a source of controversy in Bristol one of England's most progressive cities trade redwood Colson was born in the city and made his fortune to the royal African company historians say the company sold close to one hundred thousand people from West Africa to the Americas in the sixteen hundreds Colston nature donated much of his wealth to local schools and charities but David on the show got from the university of Manchester says people in political power didn't care where the money came from that's a cult of Colston was created for political and religious reasons in the eighteen nineties because the people around Bristol that didn't really worry the fact that cold snap in the slave trade he's not the greatest philanthropists in the city really to do with the attempts by Bristol's a political dimension to meet to reinforce that power and that privilege is bigotry a spokesman for the British prime minister says Boris Johnson sees the statues removal as a criminal act others say it erases history but all the sugar dismisses that line of criticism this is not an attack on the street this is what happens statues are removed they replaced that put in museums that taken off pedestals go to Germany outside of Berlin there is a museum full full of statues the the the singularly status none they were removed after the second World War because they reminded everybody of the Prussian militarism that it led to two world wars one is stuck to now lies at the bottom of Bristol harbour Colson's presence is still very visible in the city it's the way the Coldstream name dominates our skyline in particular in the central crystal was Martin is an artist and one of the driving forces behind the counter in Colston campaign we has been fighting to have the statue removed in that is the Colston tower there's you know the whole district Costa nothing you except St century she says it's time to remove Colson's name from streets and buildings across Bristol today an empty plane still stands in the city center and questions are now being asked about who should replace the statute Martin says it's time to pay tribute to those whose voices are rarely acknowledged I think they should be a monument to African ancestors knowledge and that can change so the total wealth of the city there's lots of things that can be done to put forth our history in the sky along which honors usually those without phone service the mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees who is black says he doesn't support social disorder but he called the colts in statute and affront to humanity one day he said it should be fished out of the harbor and put into a
"costa" Discussed on Get Sleepy
"It's made of steel and a safety mash going up to your waist. Where matlock suspension Cables Act as handrails? The guide walks out fast. You step onto the bridge with your hands running strong cable. It's quite stable rocks gently under your feet as you cross the bridge you stop. Look around to one side. Roque formation creates a billowing water for the water collecting a large pool and transforms quickly into a peaceful green river flowing under the bridge. Her bath blue sky shines with afternoon. Sun. It's the most design you've seen all day everywhere else. The jungle stretches as far as the eyes can see the hanging bridge gives you a different perspective of the magnificent forest. From here you can even see the upper canopy. Your friendly companion points out. Few spectacular forms of life colorful parents flying from tree to tree chatty to Kuhn's that appear to be smiling and a group of squirrel monkeys. The monkeys have Golden Brown coat.
"costa" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"What three words which you pick three words each for marital bliss here green is a rash would be another one and then my third room publicly bumpy. We call him. The Costa Rica massage above roads. I used to be a tour guide so we used to call him though our guys. This is Costa Rica massage and Jason. Three words towards for me. It's different because I'm from here. So it's about the three words about the streak. Well that was very friendly with choice. Were very friendly. Wait through with talk to everyone. We always help as much as we can. Also also streak. It's expensive very very as expensive now. Expensive compared to what to everywhere in prices here is very similar to the US Acting Costa Rica the second most expensive country in Latin America. I couldn't believe that I mean Nicaragua's very close from here so if I go to Nicaragua I can get a hotel for fifty dollars. A Very Nice Fidel Same Hotel he will cause on fifty dollars so for example. Do rent a car you can get an SUV average for one hundred dollars today for forty so it's very expensive is not because of the the business version of the enterpreneurs. WanNa make their own businesses. I will say that the country itself is very expensive. We have universal healthcare. Here sure I mean if you WanNa be an employer you pay a lot of taxes and you. Haven't you need to bail out of benefits? I mean it's very very expensive to run a business here. So the the owners of the business they need to transmit that term and then also the last one is that you will be safe here. I mean of course you hear. Accidents happen all over the world. You'll get romney been in the US. Sure that I will say that if you get sick if you get into an accident or if you have hard tachometer had been engaged where France the passed out so the Cologne ambulance. If they can do the hospitals we are very good at that health. Wise is good. I mean it's not the luxury hospital but a everyone will do whatever. Save Your Life or you know civilized society a very good doctor and hopefully we will not need them. The goal is to not neither mister make appropriate choices so we go to wrap this up. I'm going to send people to my Tan Feet Dot com to Sam and Jason's site. But if I want to send them to the most appropriate post for them and granted half the Times. I was looking for things as you were saying things. I was finding my ten feet dot com post. But if we want to send them to the best post sent him to where we're going to send them always say go to. It's my caffeine dot com slash destinations map. I think they're just go through this two nations Kency data any basically put it on the sidebar. Yeah over there. You have a good summary. We made a interactive map with all guides that we have written in posts about tours reviews and stuff like that and you can filter it by city destination guy be activity hotel and when you go there you will know why. I brought these two of all the people. I know the show about Costa Rica because they have written things about just about everything so I think you won't need to go elsewhere. So Sam and Jason. Thanks so much for coming on amateur traveler and sharing with us your obvious love for Costa Rica. Thank you for having us. Thank you Chris. And Yeah next time Yukon. Just let us now so we can take around the community. I want to thank all the Patriots on patrons who were supporting the show and especially give out. Thanks to three new patrons those are Tom Wiklund Grim Mason and Alistair Brown and I do want to tell you that. I know that things are getting tight right now. That some people losing their jobs. I'M NOT GONNA announce people who have to discontinue being a patron because their financial situation has changed so. Don't worry about that again. Thanks to all the Patriots who were supporting the show. Allaster said specifically that. Hi Chris thanks for the show's keeps me in touch with travel when I can't go anywhere yet. We're in fact all about virtual travel right now again. I heard from Jeff. Recently who said about Ecuador and Galapagos Ecuador and Galapagos was where we honeymoon thanks for bringing back memories felt. The episode was a little short. Jeff wanted to add that you should visit the Equator Monument. Outside Kito and that you should take any folkloric performance at the Sukree Theater in Kito and also suggested Cotopaxi is the town of Umberto which has one of the world's Strangest Museum the was Al D. C. N. Ceus neutralize a mishmash of cultural natural history with everything from human fetus to a stuffed domestic dog and two headed chickens. Well so if you're looking for two headed chickens you now know where to go with that we're going to end this episode of amateur traveller if you have any questions sent an email to host at amateur traveler dot com or better yet. Leave a comment on this episode at Amateur Traveler Dot Com. And thanks so much for listening..
"costa" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"To SCHRIMM. So whenever I I'm in a seafood place I always ask. Please do not cook on the same pan-eu Cook you know my face. Those kind of basic things. There are subverting necessary. Here I would say for the allergy thing especially if you have one a severe. Sita's casillas very severely allergic to shrimp is to learn more. Say or write it down in Spanish. Have it written down in? Spanish is a good idea. Even though Costa Rica is a terrific country you will see signs in English and you will be noticed like Oh my God all speaks English. Whatever like not ever Costa Rican speaks fluent English. And don't assume that everybody does even if you're gonNA trysted area. It is always good to have it written down especially when something bad important exactly another allies will be the beep patient. You need to be patient here even for me is sometimes it's hard driving. Driving we are Costa Rica's we are very friendly but sometimes service is. We're getting better especially in the government services. Don't expect the same efficiency as you find on North America. You want officiency good at Germany or Switzerland. Don't cut across Rico. They close the Switzerland of central. America will have an army patrols around army yet that makes us race. Butler and we believe it ended up with terms of the itinerary. Talking about Manuel. Antonio are there any other itinerary items you WANNA put or? Did we wrap that up with that? He'll have one week and includes flying date. Don't try to go. To so many destinations don't do they. Are there to there. You will find driving Cobbling it always takes. Longer than what your. Gps will tell you your higher self foul or maybe really like somewhere. You wish you spent more time. I personally like slow travel in so I like to spend a little bit more time to get to know a place rather than two hours here when our there whatever? And you can't drive coast-to-coast in one day. They don't work amend it. I think just for one week is small town of time. But it's enough time where you can get to know to destinations really well. And he won't tire yourself out. You're not going to need another vacation from your vacation. Your family can really enjoy especially you need to take into account you. You're traveling with kids. You know maybe kids will be to tire. You WanNA drive five hours every other day as well for me one week bats like a good day for me and independent like when your flight is out of San Jose you leave the morning. The day of your fly or can leave the day before Because of the airport the airport isn't right in San Jose either. It's a lot of town. I think we stayed in. The airport is located in the province of Allah. Yup their thing is everything is so closed. Hear her thirty minutes from the airport to down. Jose give or take a traffic. The I found Leila was a great place to stay the first. We came in and also the last night. I think that we were on the way out because it was right by the airport in San Jose Airport is. There's a ton of airport hotels around in a lot of them. How free shuttle COP BREAKFAST? So there's a lot of options excellent well as we start to get to some of our. Wrap up questions if you were in the prettiest spot in Costa Rica where he is standing on. What are you looking at two? And they're seriously like both at the top. Sam Your Friend. You can have to sleep okay. Well for me there waterfalls okay. I'm a girl and I love beaches and everything but for me. I like more mountain landscapes in rainforest so the top two for me for the prettiest places that I've been to in Costa Rica. Is The del Toro Waterfall in host. Taro Embryo Seles Day in Bohol. Gua can actually dig one day trip thrown If you WANNA spend a full day on going to Rio. Celeste is a bluer sky. Blue River in the Norio Lucchino National Park is actually not the only St Louis Ver- in Costa Rica but it's the most accessible and the waterfall. It's breathtaking. It's you look at it in photos any something that's real but when you see it with your own eyes you still can't believe it's real good really is real. And it's so picturesque. It's legend that they have that the locals have is that God dipped his paintbrush into this river while he was painting the sky. And that's why the river sky blue and it's beautiful river in. They have a waterfall surrounded by lush rainforests. And you can hike down to the waterfall and then you can hike the rest of the river and you can see the Union of two rivers which is where the beginning of that skied in color comes from Pretty spectacular to see in the in the Del Toro. Waterfall is two hundred seven be for waterfall in an extinct volcano crater in this little tiny town called. Bob Host Toro in this little tiny town is surrounded by two National Parks Apostle Keno National Park in one Castro and so the will Kino's in that area. There are so many waterfalls bottles of Torah in a lot of actually also sky blue but del Toro is so beautiful like others of the extinct volcano and how tall the waterfall is in beautiful gardens? That are all around. That's another favorite of mine. Excellent Jason. Do you have a different answer for me? I Like I love water so I will say down my favorite place in Costa Rica without a doubt is by by taking a boat trip on the bed. Bug All is my number one. That's actually where we take France where we if you come to visit US quiz. We'll take you. There is little Gulf called up by your goal. Were there is a lot of both only access. If you can book through the Mount then you can go. But it's always an accident people get there but now we're way up in the North West corner the corner close to Nicaragua. Yeah actually we live. That marina were close with them Marino. One of the reasons why we didn't like some wanna costume. Only one week airy is that we don't recommend so much driving if you go to different locations if you come here one Augusta everything is I mean. You have to spend the whole week here. I mean that's what we will recommend maybe four days here in two days someone else but I still. Everything is is far here. Unlike the balance that you did of half the time in the mountains half the time of the beach there are as we said some options for the mountains and there are some options for the beach as well so instead of going down to men while San Antonio we could have gone up here we could have gone into the corporate peninsula but I did like that balance of the mixture of the two. Unless of course you're somebody who really just loves mountains or really just loves beaches. Maybe one of the reasons why we choose those two locations as for the week. Eighteen Harry is broadcast is because you can find everything there for families for couples by Solar Fowler's so as just is the Lord munching drive is easy transportation methods. Of course you. Can you know come through when accustomed to the south than go to the meal cashier? I go back and go to the other sites. Of course you can do that. I mean there's no problem actually you will find a lot of pre made itineraries or you can buy a whole package. At the seven days packages Sherpa techniques packages. We have done does with another company that we work and to be honest. It's very very very tiring right job. Driving seven hours remember. Go go go in and as you will to your hotel at maybe seven. Pm The guys UK's tomorrow mortgage at five am. You aren't shaving. I understand why people do the packages in probably there. Are that make that can tailor it or for the pre made one. We did to be honest. I got really frustrated in the last three days. 'cause we were driving six hours and then he's GonNa have the park. And then that's it is the Ron Yeats. Everything was laid this normal. That's how it is in. Some people. Love it they just WanNa go and go over as much as possible. I mean go for it. That's what you WANNA do. See that I'm going to go to Costa Rica and I'm GonNa hit a lot of different spots. I'm GonNa do that in an UN cruise along the coast and let somebody else do all driving on the boat so you WanNa be driving that way in there some areas. Where in Guanacaste say? It's far like to get from one place to another. It's it's a lot of driving and public. Transportation is not very good here but is recommended to get a high car because some of the destinations beaches wanNA custody still bearing rule so he wanted to explore all. You're going need to do a lot of research or on the other. Having gone custody you can also find the most inclusive resorts so you can do it. That way or you can come here to Brio for example that you don't even feel the during Costa Rica. Get OUT OF THE PLANE. Very Airport. Shuttle used to your to your inclusive. You're stayed there for a week. You gain ten pounds the useful bag. You don't even notice that you were English. Regan people live longer. That's they're looking for less fully. Find this 'cause that that is an option here. They do a day trip here and there each but they just wanna eat relax and not think about having to do anything well. I'm going to start to wrap this up. I've got two more questions for you. What is one thing that makes you laugh and say only in Costa Rica? I remember there was one time where I went to take a nap because I was not feeling well. I woke up to an earthquake in that I walked outside my room and there was a sloth claiming on the tree right in front of my hotel room sauce clip go through nurse. Waken sees loss all of the same time span of ten minutes. That was a good customer experience also to ristic wise. I mean also note probably not only in Costa Rica but few world. Ju Can Change Jurors surrenders very quickly. We are right now here. I mean like in this area where we live is surfing down. We are in the dry season so known everything is Brown so we can just drive to two and a half hours and then we can be Dwayne with everything. Intense Green Waterfalls and twenty degrees below and Celsius Dobie like fifteen Fahrenheit. I duNno bus from thirty. Eight to sixteen let. Actually that's happened early this week to us so I will say that we have a lot of micro weather's so if you get tired of the heat us go drive three hours to some this nation and you can just go to city. Everything is very close and he's a big change. Excellent if you had to summarize Costa Rica in just three words.
"costa" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"It's not coming straight into the beach but it's coming across the beach more from the surfer point of view when you're catching the wave. The waves break selassie. You catch the wave and turn to laugh. Surf laughed so you're pretty much going parallel on the beach. But going less you serve the face of the of the way. Menarini wave yet so you took stay out before I distracted you to Manuel Antonio on Ios another really good destination for first time. Chandler's families because it's very convenient like seven four lots of hotels at different price points. A lot of restaurants good access good road and they have minimal tonio national park which is now most visited National Park in Costa Rica and it was named by Forbes back in two thousand twelve as one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Even though it's a small natural park in Costa Rica. Okay it is. Yeah and it's actually. The second most visited National Park in all of Latin America including South America after much would be Jewish. Okay this park is really really good for wildlife and has excellent hiking and some really nice beaches so a lot of people like to go there too while some people like to hike. Some people just want to the beach. Some people take a guided tour so that the guy can point out wildlife and share information about the flora and fauna. There and you can do a lot of other activities very similar to offer Tina beach so you can do sailing tour on boats. They have whale-watching when it's in the season and the season would be in the February or end November. When is the season in Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale watching season in the world? Set the best time to see them would be like November in the minimum Tonio area. Bear on our end of January to March. But it's not as good as August. September yet do ocean kayaking many beaches in the area. You can visit. There's a main growth. That is really nice steak and take a boat tour or go kayaking swap main girl with the estuary. Okay and you you say. Good hiking favorite hike in Manuel Antonio well. The National Park has excellent hiking. So what most people do from. My personal experiences is end. This is what the guided tourists due to go on the main trail which is what they call the sloth trail and they sue playa minimal tonio. Ab thirty minutes and they do that loop so they want from entrance to that beach and then they walk around the other side. What will miss out if you really liking is at the park has four other awesome trails that lead around the really nice viewpoints and when I went hiking I went there by myself once and the park was really really crowded because this park is very popular so it gets really crowded especially on that main trail by veered off. I went on to the last Himalayas and the Poon Joe Trail by myself and I will be only one there. Nobody WANTS TO KNOW HIKE. All the way up there and it's not that hard in the views are beautiful so you're hiking way down to the southern tip of the park actually goes to the northern side hopes. Yeah so the Northern Park. I don't know a lot of people don't do it because they go swimming or Alexa V or not. Want to walk that much. Will you mentioned crowds? Should ask the question of what do you think is the best time to come to Costa Rica? I mean personally as a local. I preferred to rainy sees okay. Why rainy because rainy season here. It is actually Nice on a cold wet rain for us for rainy season. Is You have a beautiful morning and then you got two hours rain in the afternoon which is actually very nice and Winnie is the rainy season. I don't know that it did hence right now but I will say that you can come up culver. November for me doesn't two favorite months even the middle of September to the end of November. That's for me. That's the best time to come while there's no crowds at all because summer on the North America. Well everything's cheaper way. Cheaper prices go down because we'll Green season instead of low season. But it's Colo season pretty much Find everything you don't have to make lines for everything to save money for me. The most important is that everything is so great. I mean if by any chance we got a storm coming because in a way I can get tropical storm whenever you hear a storm in Cuba or the Caribbean site. Sometimes we get affected. We have never been heaped. Decling mean few years ago we got one but it was a big definitely. You have the chance dumb. The green season in. I just don't know about when rainy season is because by dishes at it does vary for the country but on average end of April beginning of May till about beginning December. But they also have we also in July. I would call a little summer. Where dries up a little? It doesn't rain for weeks in. It's like summer. Let's call little summer for all of the country except the Caribbean side. The Caribbean side follows a different weather. Pattern is humid there all year long and their rice month is usually October but it can rain all year long. So it's the Caribbean they. They have different lanes and all that stuff over there so they have a more temperate but year round possible rainfall in. October is the best month there. Recently weather has been changing here. We got fade on January. We live on the North Pacific part of the country. Dry Dry spot of the country potus areas of rain on January. Never I never seen that. Oh my God. It's super weird so whether it's been changing here do whatever park you go to the guides are GonNa del all. We used to have this suspicious here. The main dialing this time known evidence moving or Germ Eastleigh very clear. When rainy season was dry. Season was now all Mesh together because there are no clear cut off anymore. Even February Coleraine Mineral Tonio. We'd been there before it clothing everywhere. I stopped in the Caribbean side and lemon and then went up to Parque Nacional Guera when I was cruise for my anniversary one time we went down to Panama. On our way back we stopped in Costa Rica and went up and saw the national park there and we stopped in a rainforest on the way which it was raining. Which people in my bus did complain about? But I believe they get three hundred inches of rain a year or something like that and and part of the coast so I mean a lot of rain. I don't remember exactly three hundred but it was. It was one of those. How can you complain about going to rainforest and finding rain so we also have so many interesting complaints that I'm saving them for a book? Smell even the customer has troppled country. People have this idea that it's super hot and sunny all the time but it is a tropical country. There's a reason it's green. Yeah it rains here in hard well let me ask you this. So we talked about for instance. Make sure that you know whether you can drive all the way to your airbnb or whatever. Are there any other warnings that you would give people just so? They're better prepared for Costa Rica. I mean I have a law I would. My pants are definitely the one that we just mentioned. Goes checking your final destinations in the access if can't afford to rent. Suv need to consider changing your destinations oil mode of transportation. Second ONE IF YOU'RE COMING RAINY SEASON COM prepared with appropriate quarter. Do not throw Fox in shorts in your backpack. You're going to need a waterproof rain jacket. You have expensive camera equipment. You need to bring real waterproof backpack in. I say this from personal experience and losing by hundred bikes from not having real waterproof by back in their mosquitoes. Here mosquito so we need to be prepared for that in. Please put on sunscreen. Always see tourists. They come on the first saying. I think I'll like it winner back home. I'm probably GONNA get some Sun so you don't put on sunscreen our in the gift. Burt toast and in pain for the rest of their trip and I would like to mock people for that. If I had not been one of those we learn from experience in part of the reason is I was on a rafting trip. And you stay cool. Don't realize how much son you're getting exactly the only eight to twelve degrees of the equator. Even when you're in the cloud horse get fifteen hundred meters in origin or that much closer to the sun and you can still get in so. I always emphasize people. Please bring sunscreen. One of my friends came to visit me and her friend got so burn on her first a second day that she couldn't even sleep on her back or her front or anything in she'll just miserable arrest of the time you know. They think that just one apply will ask this thing that I just need to put ten. I'm GonNa Tan and then o'byrne kill off and I'll be ten five but it doesn't work that way when the sun is so and. I think I was smart enough to wear a shirt but I burn my legs. I just wasn't I wasn't paying attention so it is easy to do. You Burn your niece too. Yep probably hear hearts the EH. That's a classic. Do you have any tips? Well it depends well if you come with kids so if you have any food allergy. We are learning a little bit more about. Us eats now that I work in tourism. I targeting oldest requirements that you need to travel so for example here. If you need to go to be taking your medications on everything they know the probably. This is very common advice but a lot of people. They try to go to the pharmacy here and they asked for the brand name of the medication. They need. It may not have that brand name there you need another generic basic things things that you will do that. Streak Gore any other CON- three same with food. I mean if you have a lot of allergies bureau allergic to my case. I'm allergic.
"costa" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"The amateur traveler talks about volcanoes and rainforests Whitewater rafting and zip lines bird-watching beaches and Slavs as we go to Costa Rica. Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen before we get into this week's episode. I do want to say something about the corona virus epidemic. Which is what's going on as I record this. I also put this in the amateur traveler facebook group but I know that. Not all of your in there. I want you to know what my plan is. So many of you I am sheltering in place and I am not traveling because it's the right thing to do these days but I won't be blogging and podcasting about coveted Nineteen Ama- traveler. I'm not a medical expert. You don't need my opinion. We did do one episode of this week and travel. Because it's news but that's really all I'm going to do about this and I'm really of the opinion that this will get better. I don't know how long but sometime we will get back to work. And things will return to normal and travel will return to normal whatever normal looks like and so. I'm going to be looking ahead. I'm going to be helping you dream of better days. I know for some of you. That's not what you're looking for now. If you unsubscribe because this isn't the right time for you to be thinking about travel no problem. I understand but that's what we're going to be doing here and I just didn't want to catch you by surprise it's not that I'm totally clueless about what's going on that being said. Let's talk about Costa Rica. I'd like to welcome the show. Sam and Jason. From my ten feet dot com who've come talk to us about Costa Rica Salmon and Jason. Welcome to the show. Hello Chris Thank you for having us and Salmon Jason our friends. I think we met in Philippines on a press trip. I WANNA say ten years ago so I don't remember exactly when we met the first time but someone actually pitched me doing Costa Rica but two of the bloggers that I know. Who are the experts on? Costa Rica Are Salmon? Jason and they make a living basically from this and from helping people figure out what to do in Costa Rica's so let's start with the obvious. Why should someone go to Costa Rica? Costa Rica offers a lot of things to do for people who want to experience nature because Costa Rica's known as a very ECO friendly sustainable destination. It's very green country in every sense of that word yes exactly. They protect over twenty five percent of their land actually in so for anyone who wants to experience nature whether they love I watching or hiking or even a beach vacation to see a volcano experienced rainforest particularly has got it all in that sense and when it comes to countries in Central America Latin America is very safe. It's very popular for travelers in the US in now more in Europe and they're very friendly people in they're very welcoming so Costa Rica's even a destination for people who have never been outside traveled internationally because of the excellent. And what kind of are you going to recommend for someone who let's say it's their first time in Costa Rica? I most people they land in San Jose. International Airport in this is because this is the biggest international airport so they have more flights schedules. And then for the first time itinerary something I would really recommend is and then you go to Fortuna I in La. Fortuna is a city what they call northern lowlands and it is home to the. Arina volcano very close to lake are now which is the biggest man-made Lake in Costa Rica and also a lot of rainforest around and so a lot for tonight is known as the adventure capital of Costa. And you can do pretty much all the adventures you could once. They're so whitewater rafting canyoning zip-lining very popular hiking because of the rainforest is nature. There's a lot of wildlife can see a lot of birds monkeys and floss and it's a very good destination for families or for Solo travelers. Because you find everything from ten dollars. Abed a night till eight hundred dollars a night so you have super budget to the super luxury. We'll I in. This is what we did when we were in Costa Rica. The first time you didn't stop us in San Jose to do anything and that is pretty typical for Costa Rican itineraries. Well craze the reason why well Waco streak is. We don't do that well. Actually the government is trying to make the capital Prettier Bad the truth is that the traffic is terrible. Whenever you work the tourism industry you don't one on a generic going through San Jose because traffic jams are getting very bad. I believe that every single city on the world is having this problem so ideas or packages that you find like San Jose jewel probably stay one or two nights and then you might see one or two activities on the whole day and I will say the main reason is the traffic well and I was not surprised that you did not suggest that but I did want to point it out because somebody may be looking at an itinerary that somebody else creates for them and I wanted them to know the difference. Well now that you mentioned that this is actually something that I have noticed. Recently especially with people from Mexico. We got a lot of direct flights from Mexico in a notice that a lot of Mexicans in some sense they liked to stay in San Jose and they do a lot of one day. Trips is a lot of time on the buzz things that I don't actually recommend by opinion is a waste of time. I mean if you WANNA go to a game is not fun to spend four hours in the boss three hours and then go back for our sped. Believe it or not. This is a new thing we saw last year so meant that I was with a lot of people asking in. Actually we work with companies that do one day tours and many people they liked to be in bosses nowadays. I don't know whoever's listening to this podcast if you love to stay in a positive things house in one day trips but we don't recommend you to do that. The only things that I can think of that are close enough that I would do that. As there's a couple of the coffee plantations that I think are close and the river rafting in that area is fairly close to center. Say but I can't think of anything else that I really would want to see in Costa Rica. That San Jose would be where I would base myself. I think it's a lot of people they come to Experienced two major because it doesn't really sell itself it city city life economic in the city. They do have some nice cultural sites. They have a national theatre. They have a few really nice museums. But it's so small. It's not a big city so honestly see the city in a day and you can go to the neighborhood. That has a lot of good restaurants. You can get really good feel for in just one day and you don't need more than that really as if you were in New York City Madrid or not as much to do which I think is part of the reason why a lot of Timorese. Un in San Jose many sleeve. Right away yeah. I don't think I've been in San Jose. Costa Rica twice. So yeah so unless if you are dying like really really keen on experiencing city life you really don't have much time and something to mention Kristie. You mentioned the Quad River. Which is the most popular Whitewater rafting? The we have here in Costa Rica. A lot of people what they do is they take that tour as a way of transportation so for example. If you're planning to go to La Fortuna or you're planning to three Korean site so he's very very very common people book the Touri- Apple say but they ask to be drop off either for tuna or decree inside or they can bring you back to say but that will save you now your dad with many other attractions if you go to well. In this case the EPA quad as is closer Korean site. So from that location you can go through two different locations so the Costa Rican tourism industry. They know that so. What they do is is that it's transferred tour with four or five hours activities. Very bubbler any works very well here. Sure can do. The two are from laugher tuna or the Caribbean works. Both ways so very much like you can take a whole day for instead of traveling traveling in rafting brand. And we've done to shows I should say to other episodes.
"costa" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Ted Radio Hour. I am so excited because we are working on. A bunch of new amazing episodes were exploring big ideas about reinvention making amends and the psychological effects of climate change our first show drops March thirteenth. Please join this is fresh air. And we're speaking with Roman dial. He's a professor of mathematics and biology at Alaska Pacific University and accomplished outdoorsman. He has a new book about searching for his son after his disappearance in a Central American rainforest. It's called the adventurer son. How long after your son's disappearance did you and your family finally get this final answer as to what had happened to well. He You know it was July two thousand fourteen. When I finally realized reading this email that he was missing and it was May Two Thousand Sixteen when I I went down to Costa Rica to see his remains and then And then it was like November of Two Thousand Sixteen that we brought home. You know his ashes right You the painful question that hangs over this story you know is whether the risks of this kind of wilderness adventure are worth it and I guess and then you write a book about this about whether the experiences that you had introduced your son to Had introduced to this life of amazing adventures which which carried risk whether that left do with some measure of guilt or responsibility for what had happened. How do you think about that Well if I I write about in my book could I could. I just read that passage in my book. Yeah Yeah Okay I have it here. It's It's in the epilogue at the near the end and I write the questions. I asked myself in Costa Rica. Was I responsible? Would I have raised them differently? Had I paid close enough attention. Had I been too selfish? These are questions. I still wrestle with and perhaps always will but I know that like the four most famous lines and tennyson poem in Memoriam a h h the bond that we had was better to have than have not would. I have raised. Roman the same way knowing that he would die on a path. I led him along. The answer's obvious but the question is really unfair. We never know the future. There is no single moment in Romans. Upbringing that can be traced forward to his death. No CHAIN OF EVENTS. No cause and effect accidents happen time has passed and while these questions no longer crowd my heart they linger do you have any annual ritual for remembering him an celebrating his life. You know he just had a birthday The other day. And then Peggy and I went out with One of his former girlfriend and another friend of his and we had lunch together You know I'd have to say I I don't you know but I feel like I sorta celebrate them in some way you know every day or every week I. He's never far from my thoughts. So many amazing experiences that you had in Borneo and the Hell Himalayas and and you're still someone who takes joy in in getting out in the wilderness. Do you kind of picture him with you at times. Many times I you know I I recently got an a message Where somebody had read my book and they asked me if it had changed my spirituality in some way and and I think I'm a spiritual person. I'm not really a religious person you know I don't really know what's going on beyond us and But I do. There's so many funny little coincidences That happened that made me think about him. In funny little ways that I feel like his spirit is still alive and around me on this question of risks versus. You know risk and adventure like this. One thing that that has occurred to me is it seems The risks are higher when you travel alone in places where bad things can happen. Does it made you think differently about that? Oh Absolutely I. I've never been much of a soloist myself. I you know I've done some solo chips but I don't really you know I don't enjoy that much. I'd rather share things with people. I mean if I see something. Beautiful is just so much more satisfying to wow. Isn't that incredible and to talked into share. I I you know I'd like people and I I. I much prefer to share with people in the outdoors and IT IS SAFER. But what this whole. I don't know what to call it exactly. This process is shown me is that for forty years. I was extremely selfish in that I would go out and do risky things because it was a thrill that made me feel good and I never really realized that when when we die. We're dead and we don't feel anything in the people we leave behind the people who love us the most those are the people who hurt the most and I I just sort of sure. I'm I'm fifty nine. M My testosterone drying up. I'M NOT GONNA be as risky. But but this is made me rethink risk in general right because the danger isn't to you as much as it is your survivors your friendly the people who love you yes. That's exactly right. We'll Roman dial. Thank you for sharing your story Thanks for talking with us. Well thank you day..
"costa" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Yeah I if there's a ten dollar bill on the floor I'm going to pick it up you know and so I we went to the FBI and And found the back. Pack that my son had purchased so I kind of knew something about you know done some investigative work and I met with the FBI and they said the same thing that they'd always said that they can't do anything. Unless there's you know a body and they can't get involved with Costa Rican criminal crime unless there's a body or or a ransom request and And so we left the FBI. And I picked up my phone security and there was a a message from Costa Rica and I called the number and it was the consul general that the embassy and they said Roman the body has been found nearby does Brazos and we think it may be your son. There was some camping gear there. Wow so this is like right as this Daca. This documentary series is GonNa Come Out. That purports to have solved the crime and in fact this gives a whole different picture. What happened next. Well Yep that was a Thursday that we were at the FBI. If I remember right and Sunday three or four days later is going to be the first episode of the show and so you know of course. I fly down to Costa Rica immediately. I want to get to this site Before they start bringing stuff up and the next day on Friday. The embassy sends me some texts and it's their photographs of the equipment that they've found at the site and sure enough. It's all my son stop you know like. I'd made a poster of equipment that he would have had as a like a reward poster and there were the green shoes that I put on the poster and there was the sleeping pad that was yellow on one side and silver on the other. There was that in one of these photographs and and there was the backpack that I'd found that he'd bought a north face store and there was a blue headlamp that I'd given him in Anchorage and there was the compass that I'd given him in Anchorage and there was his stuff and it was him so he flew down there and I hurried into the jungle and sure enough. They're bringing up his remains and as we walked out with all of this stuff and we got to Brazos. Well there was the production company you know wanting to get the story. And and the producer. He was dumbfounded he was. I don't think he ever said it but I sense that he believed it was my feeling. I'm you know I could be wrong. But it was my feeling that he believed that there was some sort of conspiracy here right. It's just too convenient. That right. Is Mike Terrific documentary is gonNA come out this new surprise evidence emerges you went to the site? You want to just describe being there what you saw and how did you feel you and your wife? Sure you know I I went there twice. I went there once The day that they were bringing the remains if I wanted to get there before they brought everything up. Because I wanted to make sure I wanted to see for myself and evaluate for myself had been an accident or if he'd been murdered there and it was in a Shallow Canyon That was only about you. Know half a mile from where I camped multiple times Looking for him. It was in the same drainage that I'd hiked up and down. I'd never got up that high because there are waterfalls between lower down and where he was found that I didn't pass but it was really close and it was off trail and it was in a place. Nobody would really go to. He was found by a minor who was looking for. I think mine was looking for him. Because what happened is in the run-up to this. Tv show the channel was running. You know like trailers of this. Tv show that was coming in the trailers. Were these really gruesome reenactments of what everybody thought was the murderer of my son so there would be like you know minors with bloody machetes and a and a young man face down in the creek. All this sort of you know titillating. Buzz creating recreation and the people in the village toes Brazos this. They were making their village. Look like a bunch of murderers and they are trying to start up a a tourism sort of economy there. Because they're right on the edge of Corcovado and this guy this minor I think the locals encouraged him to go into the jungle and look harder because This show is going to make him look bad when you and other. Investigators looked at the remains and the articles. That were there. What did they tell you about whether he might have been the victim of islands? Well there was a A forensic anthropologist who worked for the only hold up and she had told me at the site. 'cause I met them as they were like. You know fifty yards walking up from the site and the site was the bottom of this canyon. The big tree fall in the middle of the Canyon and all of his stuff at kind of collected in this trefor and they came up and she said Yeah. We looked at the bones. And there's no sign of trauma there was there were no. Michetti hack marks on the bones. There were no like bullet fractures and and it didn't look like there had been any trauma to the bones and another ranger. Who had was carrying up his gear and it was a very emotional point. Because I'd been for two years I've been looking for my son and And I you know I hope for the best but I was expecting the worst. And then here was the worst and he was dead and And it was a really painful moment but at the same time like in this sort of Deep Valley of grief I felt like we were on a little hill. Top of hope in the sense that on this little hilltop at least we knew what had happened when I I. It seemed like he hadn't been murdered. I can't see why somebody would have murdered him in the bottom of the Canyon And it looked to me like maybe a tree had fallen on him or one of the Rangers said they thought that. A snake bit numb. Because they found a fair lance down there and fertilizes. You know they. They live in the same area small area their whole life. They don't go very far so Fertilizers kind of Viper. Their Koschnick Right. Yup It's a very. It's kind of sneaked kills more people in Central America than any other kind of snakes. So that made sense to me but when I looked at is like this big stove the reed had and it looked like. He'd made a camp like you know his his compass was not around. His neck was laying on a log and it had the bearing to where he was headed. The Real Chloro- and his queen tarp was outside of his pack and his headlamp was out so it looked like he'd made camp his phone pad was out and stove. He'd had a stove out with a cook pot but the stove Cooked camping stove the burner head had been snapped off as if something heavy had broken it and similarly the canister of fuel had a huge dent in it like a real like like a log at hit it is a shallow y debt and so it seemed to me that maybe a log had fallen there was all of his stuff was underneath of this. This the the crown of a tree rainforest tree and another critical piece of it is that his passport and money were still there right so he hadn't been robbed right. Yes Oh Ken said well. I'm only going to believe that. It was an accident if his money and his passport or their insurance if they were there. Roman dials. Book is the adventurer son. We'll talk some more after a break..
"costa" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Right on the border of the park there was an American woman who was smothered in her house. And her I pod and iphone were stolen and then there was to us Austrians buying gold and then selling golden does Brazos and and somebody You know murdered them and stole their car. And you know dismembered them and buried them in In the sand and then actually lived in their house and In Costa Rica. You can't have a murder conviction without a body and so even though everybody knew this guy had done it and it turns out. He's like Pasta Laura's uncle or something it turned out that this guy had had actually killed him and when a tourist found the remains washed out of a sandy beach where creek changed his path and they were able to arrest this guy. So you're at this place and you're trying to get into the park Over the objections of the authorities at times under threat of arrest when you can to surge at one point they arranged for helicopter search was. Was this helpful. Well you know I didn't turn it down At all because I knew that if it were me and I was lost and broken in a soggy wet ten eating lizards in the jungle and I heard a helicopter flyover. I would know that they were looking for me and so I agreed to it And I actually flew in it for. I don't know less than an hour. Maybe half an hour and flying around the park. I mean it looks like it. Looks like somebody took a sheet of notebook paper and crumpled it up in their hands. And that's how you know rugged the terrain as and I looked down in the forest is tall and it's multi-layered and there was there'd be no way to see somebody there and I knew there were people down there. There were there were minors in their farmers and there were tourists. And you never saw anybody and I was had my nose pressed to the glass looking for my son hoping maybe he dragged himself out onto a creek bottom or onto a landslide. Someplace that I could see him but I didn't see him and it made me realize that I needed to be in the jungle on foot looking. So you're there for weeks and with the passage of time you know he doesn't turn up and you don't find him What were your emotions like at this point? Well you know You know here's there's a lot of different things happening is I. You know I went down there and I was sure I was just going to. I was gonna find him and bring them home alive. I I been involved with rescues before and brought people home and I. I thought this was going to be one of those in his time past and I realized that You know he was less and less likely I was gonNA find him alive and But I still you know it's it's like It's like it's a continuum it's not a it's not a on and off switch where you go from hoping he's alive knowing his dad and And even after six weeks down there I thought he could still be alive and we were still looking. Um when I returned around. Christmas time A few months later You know of course my wife and I were hopeful that maybe he would. He just left the country. I went to Panama to look for him. I thought maybe he would have just sort of abandoned US somehow. But at the didn't add up some people said Oh he's just doing his own thing and he doesn't need to tell you but I we couldn't see our son doing that but he was still hopeful he was alive and just having some adventure somewhere else and it wasn't until you know I heard from the embassy that they'd found his his gear. There's a lot of his gear. That was missing that I'd never found anywhere and it turns out that had been at the hostel all the time all along a big backpack that he'd bought in Mexico that I was not familiar with. That was actually next to the yellow bag and inside. This big backpack. Were a bunch of things that I knew. He needed for Not For this jungle camping but for other things and so it just deepened. The mystery of what had happened to him. Right after. You'd been down there for a while you finally your your wife. Peggy was in Alaska. Working the phones trying to get public officials in the US seeing if there was a way to get US military help which it seemed. There was a prospect for but didn't pan out and you finally emailed her and said I'm coming home and she said no right right. Yeah I mean I was I you know. You know I'd looked in the jungle and I finally gotten some permission and You know I'd never asked. I didn't the idea of the military help wasn't my idea was other people and And I wasn't going to say no I just. It seemed like a good idea and I wasn't going to say no but All I wanted to do was go down there and look and when I couldn't find him I was kind of depressed and I I. I didn't know where to look and I had to go and I when I was in the jungle always hope while when I if I go back to town maybe he's shown himself and he's there and then when I was in town I'd be like God. I can't be here in town. I gotta get back in the jungle and it was a it was a difficult time and I guess I was just sort of overwhelmed by a month of looking and not finding and I wanted to head home. I missed my family and but my wife was. You know know you gotta stay down there. And then she came down to help. Yeah I got the only that she needed to go there and follow the route this. Her son had described and try for herself to find him right absolutely. Yeah I mean I you know I. I'm reading a book right. Now where people actually disappeared wilderness. All over the United States kind of at a relatively frequent rate. And so you know for us to go and actually look. It was very helpful. I mean I would if I whenever I couldn't look I felt helpless and I was much more depressed But when I looked I could feel like I was actually doing something and I. I know that it was good for her as well. Roman dials book is the adventurer son. After a break he'll talk about how the search for his son changed. He and his wife agreed to cooperate with the production company that wanted to make a TV documentary about the case. Also book critic Maureen Corrigan. Reviews scratched Elizabeth talents new memoir about perfectionism writer's block. I'm Dave Davies men. This is fresh air support for NPR in the following message come from Delta Airlines. Who believes that the miracle of flight has nothing to do with? Flight Delta flies at three hundred destinations around the world and even with miles and cultures between us we can all relate to that guilty pleasure TV. Show the love of cooking for friends and family and even the feeling of Sunday scary as before work flight is about the journey that connects us who we meet along the way and realizing that we are actually more similar than we are different. Delta keep climbing you and your wife were eventually contacted by TV. Production company among one of many that had had pitched in this one seemed to have some promise because it included a former air force paratrooper. Who would go with you into the jungle? Assist you in a rigorous search for your son and then a former. Da Investigator who would conduct a criminal investigation so you agree to sign a contract with them because it seemed as it might be helpful in getting at the truth as it turned out they couldn't get permits from the Costa Rican authorities to get into the to the rainforest to search so the focus became the criminal investigation and this investigator. A Carson. At one point gets you in a room with cameras rolling reveals that they think they have solved the case and they tell you what happened. What did he tell you well It actually wasn't even in a studio. It was in a hot stuffy Kind of Open Air Room at noontime. In the middle of the day it was ninety degrees up there and it was like one hundred percent humidity. This is in Costa Rica. It was in Costa Rica and I had just flown back from Alaska. And they were all excited the producers and the director. We've we've got really important news for you. People have been working hard to get information. And we're going to give you the whole lowdown here come on up and so I went up and there were like three cameraman and bright lights and Carson sitting at this table and and Ken sitting at the table and they put me between them and and Carson says look. This is really hard to tell you. But we've found out that your son was abducted by miners and then he was murdered. And he he he ause he said. This is the hardest part to tell you. He was Dismembered and fed to the sharks in the ocean and it was. All you know predicated on the Polera story is what he said and I was just shocked because here I had come down and you know I signed up for this. Tv show hoping that they would be able to help me but instead all they had done a sort of stage. This really kind of dramatic moment. Where like on live you know with the cameras rolling. They had this expert Investigator you know. Tell me that my son had been murdered and dismembered and fed to sharks and all I could think of is you know. Oh no another pot lower story. This is not. This is not the guy that I want so it felt really exploitive right there right. You know you you you do write that. There were times after being sold told so many times. It's Potter Laurie. He was involved in the murder. And you just don't know what like a lot of parents don't know what your kids were up to. Was there a point at which you doubt yourself and came to believe them will absolutely I mean I? You know I'm I'm wrong a lot of time this whole search I was wrong over and over and over again and maybe I was wrong about my son. Maybe he'd been lying about all the things that he'd been doing. Maybe this the person that I thought he was wasn't who he was and he was a different person. Who would be with Pot Laura on a trail outside of the park? Not doing what he said he would do so I had to I. Did I doubted myself? I embrace this idea and I carried that story forward They eventually got pat. Laura into a kind of hot or a cabin in the Costa Rica and with hidden cameras recorded an interview with him in which he tells a story that he took Your son was with your son in them and they were in the presence of these illegal miners and then pot. Laura ran away before they did whatever they were going to do. So it wasn't exactly clear or conclusive and it was certainly not the only version he had told. It's kind of funny because I did. I was pushing the story and I even told the story to the only Hoda who's the head investigative organization in Costa Rica. One of their the FBI kind of right. Yep exactly and then I I mean I went down on multiple trips with the Ohio and And the police and In the Park Rangers looking for a body on pot to Laura trail so to speak where we thought it would be and we went on the secret trail. That the Guidos these miners who are supposedly killed my son and Butler story was always changing. But we chased all these leads and found nothing and the show was about to come out and my My wife and I were to Washington. Dc kind of in a last ditch effort to sort of get the FBI to kind of get involved and again. This is stuff that I was always I? I didn't. I wouldn't have thought to do this but other people were encouraging me to do it. You know And and I and my wife you know and it seemed like a good idea..
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"From foreign policy Unser Wellman. And this is first person this week climate change. After thanksgiving. The Trump administration released the government's latest climate change study, the drop move been quiet. But the report was a blockbuster that congressionally mandated report from thirteen federal agencies says climate change could shrink the US economy by hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The report also warns of President Trump's response. I don't believe it. No, no. Here's you his long rejected the widespread scientific consensus on the issue. The climate change is due to human influence his stance puts him at odds with his own government's report and the position of much of the world last year, he decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement a coalition of one hundred ninety five other countries. So we're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. And if we can that's great. And if we can't that's fine. A new U N report. Meanwhile, says the world has only twelve years to stem rising temperatures or face serious risk of drought floods extreme heat climate related deaths and devastation for the natural world. The message is that countries will need to cooperate. We don't have a top down agreement with potus. It's both them up that they need to take collaborative and coordinated action. If we're actually going to achieve a goal of one point five degrees warming, well, some European countries. Like Norway have set forth rigorous goals for reducing their carbon emissions. The country was one of the most embellishes plans might surprise you. It's Costa Rica, one of the leaders behind this push has been Monica Araya. She's the founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia that Spanish for clean. It's a citizen group that promotes clean energy. We reached her name. Stor damn. So monica. I'm really curious about why carbon neutrality and green issues was a priority for Costa Rica, given how much of a struggle. It's been in so many countries around the world. Yes. And it is a question that I have asked myself many times why is it that already in the nineties? We have twenty years of experience taking care of our natural capital. So we have to go back to the seventy s at a time where developing countries where pretty aggressive in terms of their developmental policies on in our decade where there was conflict and the environment was not a priority in Latin America, why is it that some people in my country decided that it was a very good idea to create national parks and to protect them. I personally attribute that to the fact that we grew up in a country that saw it south as different because we did not have an army does that mean that defense spending. Therefore that money was available to look at in terms of environmental protection. Why would? The army or lack of an army enable the country to see itself in green context. It is a strong message to country. You know, when you say we're not going to have an army, even though the rest of the world has an army so already very in forty eight forty nine. There was a sense that you had to create your own vision. Even though we were small even though it was different from others. We have to create our own pathway at the time in the late forties. It wasn't the environment. That really created a sense of purpose. What did was the notion that we had to invest in our social welfare and that at the time meant schools, and it men hospitals because people needed safety net's? There was a sense of social welfare because people like my parents went to pilot school. There is you know, public education is a right in Costa Rica, and is embedded in the. Constitution and at the same time, if you are in Costa Rica, and you are sick. They hospitals will probably take a long time to take you. But they will take you for free. I also believe that the connection between not how India army and having more resources is that the sense of safety net..
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"It is now clear that richard nixon is the winner of this election if what we have learned so far from the votes already cast continues to happen as the polls close across the country the president will be reelected in a landslide that's what our trend now indicates the president reelected by a landslide between the amino mission to thump the threat daily needs to the wave eighty but you might be any forty eastern belgium in on it look it up do next week some boy vina forty can nick some equate lexical about on it but a lot of space so the submitting kissed took the decossa you'd be live all the the not even informal for charlotte mahlum if so formed danone then thrown agency intelligence lafont if you formosa equality bob woodward iccat bernstein gujral recently washington post it is certainly not going to perform the not because i give you a forty nine lapping this attempt to three it can nixon of affect a lot in studio violet and they're like i said bianca boss in moscow's to systemic the energies through on a casino development level should get cannot assist you not only forbidding if one of our scope anita key supply london analysts tampa when the waste out of us who dramatic switch other nld because it like i said bianca inflicting foodie us mandela insisted monday that he's still sunni congress or illegitimate intelligence gave them a nasty audit in order to combat like i said bianca consignia announced three it combing shot when i got on these sima battalion it.
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