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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:52 min | 4 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For now she's pursuing a less high stakes option That is turning her flood damaged garage into an apartment It'll give her family a bit of stability while allowing time for them to think about the future The garage is big enough for a few bedrooms kitchen and a decent sized tub Gretchen has been getting help from volunteers to fix up the place You always have to keep thinking about the process What has to happen before this happens you know but I just so ready to be here So far the Turner family has already spent thousands making their new garage home a reality While putting off the harder and more costly decisions about rebuilding their house If we could get some answers it would give people more confidence to come back Yeah She says well nothing is guaranteed She wants to know that officials at all levels are at least doing something to address flooding You know I'm still reaching out to elected officials and fema and team and the Army Corps trying to I know they're not going to tell me anything But I'm still going to bargain State and local leaders have expressed concern about future flooding but they haven't given any guarantees that it won't happen again And so far Gretchen hasn't heard anything back about concrete flood mitigation plans She says she doubts she actually will Although she does plan to continue pressing the issue Gretchen her husband Danny and daughter Zoe have been staying with the friend a few miles from home for the past four months But the space doesn't have the things to family is used to living with There's no TV Before the flood so we thought she'd finally have a normal year in high school after dealing with COVID Moving into a family friend's home has been all but that Well we brought our cats and that helped me a lot because it just having like your feline friends around made you feel like you had to take care of them Something about that made it easier to adjust Zoe is a senior with a perfect GPA After school she's usually busy with color guard Then when she gets home she's stinking about the rebuild I guess it's difficult because I can kind of be involved but they end I don't make the final call on anything So I kind of just have to go with the flow and that's a little bit difficult sometimes That feeling is also shared by Zoe's older brother Jackson He was far away at college when the flood hit But still feels to impact of the destruction He spoke about it with Gretchen during a holiday dinner I guess I feel a little guilty I've never really here And so I felt like well the first thing that I wanted to do was come out and help And you did Well not immediately Jackson says although he has his own life outside of waverly and can mentally check out he knows it'll be harder to get back to normal for his family The flood is still around and it's going to be around for a long time Yeah It's unrealistic that the time will ever return to what it used to be So the Turner family is focused on getting through the winter and spring Around the time Zoe graduates from high school And so if we can hold off on the sheet rock and the mudding and all that for the house and let the volunteers do that maybe we'll have some beginnings of some answers She says until those answers come it'll be tough for the family to settle on a permanent decision to rebuild their home Because of the fear that waverley will flood again But more immediately the turners are planning to move into their converter garage this week It'll be one milestone but they have more challenges to come For NPR news I'm Damon Mitchell in Nashville.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:08 min | 4 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And specialties Learn more at progressive commercial dot com It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steven skip And I made Martinez In 2021 climate driven weather disaster swept across the U.S. There was a weeklong heat wave in Washington state historic wildfires in Colorado and extreme cold in Texas That's just to name three Some of these events pushed entire communities out of their homes leaving thousands trying to rebuild their lives Damon Mitchell with member station wpl N has been following one family near Nashville who survived a flood that killed 20 people Gretchen Turner is standing in the driveway of her two story craftsman style home She's gathered with about a half dozen volunteers They're looking back on the day of the flood God is in all this Oh There's no doubt And we lost 20 lives but there were probably 2000 miracles that day Gretchen is one of many longtime waverly residents trying to figure out how to move her family Ford After the flood And whether to rebuild or leave an area that she's been in since she was a kid The rush of water made her home unlivable The entire first floor had to be gutted with the force and wall stripped It's now a construction site I first met Gretchen about a week after the flooding hit when her neighbors were trying to gather what was left She was mostly worried about one thing another flood coming through My husband literally retired on Sunday And we have X amount of dollars in our retirement fund to last us the rest of our lives We can't take a significant part of that out to invest in our House without some assurance that this is not going to happen again Like many survivors of extreme weather disasters Gretchen is exhausted There have been several major floods and waverly But the others weren't destructive enough to make people reconsider if they should stay in town Global warming is leading to heavier rainforests In August more than 20 inches of rain fell in waverly in 24 hours It overflowed the local creek wiping out entire apartment buildings and businesses Blocks of people were displaced from their homes We're so fortunate And there's a lot of trauma out there And I just need to count my blessings 5 months later several flood damaged cars and homes look untouched and in some areas piles of debris have become a normal part of the scenery Some people have left the time with no plans to come back The fear that there could be another deadly flood a few years from now and more extreme weather deaths has kept Gretchen on the fence about rebuilding her century owed home Doing that only to have the house severely damaged by future flooding is a risky investment For now she's pursuing a less high stakes option That is turning her flood damaged garage into an apartment It'll give her family a bit of stability while allowing time for them to think about the future The garage is big enough for a few bedrooms kitchen and a.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:30 min | 4 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"About rebuilding her century owed home Doing that only to have the house severely damaged by future flooding is a risky investment For now she's pursuing a less high stakes option That is turning her full damage garage into an apartment It'll give her family a bit of stability while allowing time for them to think about the future The garage is big enough for a few bedrooms kitchen and a decent sized tub Gretchen has been getting help from volunteers to fix up the place You always have to keep thinking about the process what has to happen before this happens you know but I just so ready to be here So far the Turner family has already spent thousands making their new garage home a reality While putting off the harder and more costly decisions about rebuilding their house If we could get some answers it would give people more confidence to come back Yeah She says well nothing is guaranteed She wants to know that officials at all levels are at least doing something to address flooding You know I'm still reaching out to elected officials and fema and team and the Army Corps trying to I know they're not going to tell me anything but I'm still going to bug them State and local leaders have expressed concern about future flooding but they haven't given any guarantees that it won't happen again And so far Gretchen hasn't heard anything back about concrete flood mitigation plans She says she doubts she actually will Although she does plan to continue pressing the issue Gretchen her husband Danny and daughter Zoe have been staying with the friend a few miles from home for the past four months But the space doesn't have the things to family is used to living with There's no TV Before the flood so we thought she'd finally have a normal year in high school after dealing with COVID Moving into a family friend's home has been all but that Well we brought our cats and that helped me a lot because it just having like your I guess feline friends around made you feel like you had to take care of them Something about that made it easier to adjust Zoe is a senior with a perfect GPA after school she's usually busy with the color guard Then when she gets home she's stinking about the rebuild I guess it's difficult because I can kind of be involved in the end I don't make the final call on anything So I kind of just have to go with the flow and that's a little bit difficult sometimes That feeling is also shared by Zoe's older brother Jackson He was far away at college when the flood hit But still feels to impact of the destruction He spoke about it with Gretchen during a holiday dinner I guess I feel a little guilty I've never really here And so I felt like well the first thing that I wanted to do was come out and help And you did Well not immediately Jackson says although he has its own life outside of waverly and can mentally check out he knows it'll be harder to get back to normal for his family The fudge is still around and it's going to be around for a long time Yeah It's unrealistic that the time will ever return to what it used to be So the Turner family is focused on getting through the winter in spring Around the time Zoe graduates from high school And so if we can hold off on the sheet rock and the mudding and all that for the house and let the volunteers do that maybe we'll have some beginnings of some answers She says until those answers come it'll be tough for the family to settle on a permanent decision to rebuild their home Because of the fear that waverley will flood again But more immediately the turners are planning to move into their converter garage this week It'll be one milestone but they have more challenges to come For NPR news I'm Damon Mitchell in Nashville Thanks for tuning in to your local member station You can also connect with us on social media visit the morning edition Facebook page and follow us on Twitter Rachel Martin is at Rachel NPR Steve linsky is at NPR inskeep I mean Martinez and I'm at a Martinez LA This is.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:53 min | 4 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To transform mental health through research learn more at MQ mental health dot org slash NPR It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steven skip And I may Martinez In 2021 climate driven weather disaster swept across the U.S. There was a weeklong heat wave in Washington state Historic wildfires in Colorado and extreme cold in Texas that's just to name three Some of these events pushed entire communities out of their homes leaving thousands trying to rebuild their lives Damon Mitchell with member station N has been following one family near Nashville who survived a flood that killed 20 people Gretchen Turner is standing in the driveway of her two story craftsman style home She's gathered with about a half dozen volunteers They're looking back on the day of the flood God's head is in all this Oh There's no doubt And we lost 20 lives but there were probably 2000 miracles that day Gretchen is one of many longtime waverly residents trying to figure out how to move her family Ford After the flood And whether to rebuild or leave an area that she's been in since she was a kid The rush of water made her home unlivable The entire first floor had to be gutted with the floors and wall stripped It's now a construction site I first met Gretchen about a week after the flooding hit when her neighbors were trying to gather what was left She was mostly worried about one thing Another flood coming through My husband literally retired on Sunday And we have X amount of dollars in our retirement fund to last us the rest of our lives We can't take a significant part of that out to invest in our House without some assurance that this is not going to happen again Like many survivors of extreme weather disasters Gretchen is exhausted There have been several major floods and waverly But the others weren't destructive enough to make people reconsider if they should stay in town Global warming is leading to heavier rainforests In August more than 20 inches of rain fell in waverly in 24 hours It overflowed the local creek wiping out entire apartment buildings and businesses Blocks of people were displaced from their homes We're so fortunate And there's a lot of trauma out there and I just need to count my blessings 5 months later several flood damaged cars and homes look untouched and in some areas piles of debris have become a normal part of the scenery Some people have left the town with no plans to come back The fear that there could be another deadly flood a few years from now and more extreme weather deaths has kept Gretchen on the fence about rebuilding her century owed home Doing that only to have the house severely damaged by future flooding is a risky investment For now.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

03:53 min | 9 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"From NPR News in Washington encore of a Coleman G seven leaders will meet virtually today to discuss the chaos in Afghanistan. Some European allies are expected to urge President Biden to extend the August 31st deadline to get all US troops out of that country. He's considering it, but the Taliban have warned there will be consequences if other nations don't leave. The U. S area left. Thousands of Americans and Afghans out of Kabul continues as NPR's Greg Murray reports the huge cargo planes touching down at the Kabul airport are typically spending less than an hour on the tarmac and then taking off with more than 400 evacuees aboard. That's according to General Steve Lyons, head of the military's transportation command, he says the round the clock operation airlifted more than 10,000 evacuees. Over the past day, the largest one day total. There have been surprises. I really appreciate the news reporting on the baby being born. As that flight came into Ramstein Matter fact, there's actually been more than that. How many all together? My Last data point was three. I don't have a formal tracker, but those were, you know. So we'll keep you posted. Greg Murray. NPR NEWS Washington Vice President Harris is wrapping up her visit to Singapore. Her diplomatic trip is intended to reaffirm U. S ties to the region and counter China's influence today. Harris directly criticized China We know that Beijing continues. Course. To intimidate. And to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea. China claims the sea as its own territory acclaim not recognized by the U. S or other nations. China immediately hit back and here is his statement saying that the messy US withdrawal from Afghanistan shows the United States has no credibility. Officials in Middle Tennessee are still looking for dozens of missing people from last weekend's stunning flash flooding. At least 21 people were killed in Humphreys County from member station WPL, N. Damon Mitchell Reports. Emergency service workers have been using social media to share their missing persons list in the hopes of identifying people who were previously reported missing but have since been found safe. And on the other end Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis has been calling on loved ones to contact his office with the names of anyone they're concerned about. We're asking people from out of town. It's there. Not able to have any contact to call into our dispatch center and ask for that. Welfare check. Officials believe the death toll may rise in the next few days for NPR news. I'm Damon Mitchell and Nashville House Democrats are split over multi trillion dollar spending bills. Moderate Democrats want to vote first on an infrastructure bill already passed in the Senate. Instead of a huge social spending package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to move on both packages together. The House lawmakers will meet again today to discuss it. You're listening to NPR news. Dozen large wild fires continue to burn in California They've scorched thousands of miles. The head of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tom Porter says. This year's fire season has been shocking. We are almost three times the number of acres burned. In California over our five year average. Almost three times over. Lot of acreage is burning Fires are burning in ways that nobody has seen before. Yes, I keep saying that you keep hearing that. But it is absolutely true. Concern is growing about the Cal door fire burning near the Lake Tahoe region. It's burned about 180 square miles and destroyed hundreds of structures. 2020 Paralympic Games formally opened today in Tokyo. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield, Hayes reports. The opening ceremony and events will be held with very few Spectators. Tokyo is going to be the first city to.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

03:14 min | 9 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"The news is next. Live from NPR News in Washington on Korova Coleman. G seven leaders will meet virtually today to discuss the chaos in Afghanistan. Some European allies are expected to urge President Biden to extend the August 31st deadline to get all US troops out of that country. He's considering it, but the Taliban have warned there will be consequences if other nations don't leave. The U. S area lifted thousands of Americans and Afghans out of Kabul continues as NPR's Greg Murray reports the huge cargo planes touching down at the Kabul airport are typically spending less than an hour on the tarmac and then taking off with more than 400 evacuees aboard. That's according to General Steve Lyons, head of the military's transportation command, He says the round the clock operation airlifted more than 10,000 evacuees over the past day. The largest one day total. There have been surprises. I really appreciate the news reporting on the baby being born as that flight came in to Ramstein Matter fact. There's actually been more than that. How many all together? My last data point was three. I don't have a formal tracker. But those are, you know. So we'll keep you posted. Greg Murray. NPR NEWS Washington Vice President Harris is wrapping up her visit to Singapore. Her diplomatic trip is intended to reaffirm U. S ties to the region and counter China's influence today. Harris directly criticized China We know that Beijing continues. Two course. To intimidate. And to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea. China claims the sea as its own territory acclaim not recognized by the U. S or other nations. China immediately hit back and here is his statement saying that the messy US withdrawal from Afghanistan shows the United States has no credibility. Officials in Middle Tennessee are still looking for dozens of missing people from last weekend's stunning flash flooding. At least 21 people were killed in Humphreys County from member station WPL End Damon Mitchell reports. Emergency service workers have been using social media to share their missing persons list in the hopes of identifying people who were previously reported missing but have since been found safe and on the other end. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis has been calling on loved ones to contact his office with the names of anyone they're concerned about. We're asking people from out of town if there Not able to have any contact to call into our dispatch center and ask for that. Welfare check. Officials believe the death toll may rise in the next few days for NPR news. I'm Damon Mitchell and Nashville House Democrats are split over multi trillion dollar spending bills. Moderate Democrats want to vote first on an infrastructure bill already passed in the Senate. Instead of a huge social spending package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to move on both packages together. The House lawmakers will meet again today to discuss it. You're listening to NPR news. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Matt Harrop Houston ISD is entering its second day of school today, with their brand new Covid 19 protocols are unshaven. Herndon has more on how the district plans to keep kids safe..

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:09 min | 9 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Be subject to a full review by the FDA and to get an approval that puts the vaccine on par with others sold in the United States. The full approval could make it easier for employers, the military and universities to mandate vaccination. And may reassure some people hesitant about the vaccine getting more people vaccinated. It is the nation's number one public health priority. Even though highly safe and effective vaccines have been available for months. Only about half of the nation's total population is fully vaccinated. And that's the main reason why the nation is suffering through yet another Deadly surge. Rob Stein NPR news in Afghanistan as thousands of Americans and Afghans who assisted U. S forces try to get to Kabul airport to flee the country. The Taliban today warned the US that they would hold President Biden to his August 31st end date to get the evacuees out. The Pentagon says the second group of Americans in Kabul was airlifted to the airport and the rescue operations were taking close place quote as needed to bring more inside the perimeter. General Steve Lyons is commander of the U. S Transportation Command. We are pushing the limits to do everything we can to get every single evacuate out of Kabul. Firefight outside Kabul airport left one Afghan soldier dead, highlighting the danger for people trying to get on a plane and the Taliban say they've retaken three provinces north of the capital that were seized by opponents the day before. Least 21 people are confirmed dead. At least a dozen people are still missing following Saturday's floods in Humphreys County, Tennessee, Damon Mitchell of member station WBUR PLN reports, Local officials are calling on the public to help inform the search and rescue efforts. Emergency service workers have been using social media to share their missings persons list in the hopes of identifying people. Who were previously reported missing but have since been found safe and all the other end. Humphreys County serve. Chris Davis has been calling on loved ones to contact his office with the names of anyone they're concerned about. We're asking people from out of town if they Not able to have any contact to call into our dispatch center and ask for that. Welfare check. Officials believe the death toll may rise in the next few days for NPR news. I'm Damon Mitchell in Nashville. All street higher by the bell. With the NASDAQ closing in record territory. The Dow gained 215 points as of 6/10 of a percent, the NASDAQ Up 227 points. That's a gain of 1.5%. You're listening to NPR news. Northern California more than 13,000. Firefighters are working to contain a dozen large wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee. Dixie Fire, the biggest single wildfire and state history. It's not 40% contain. It's burned, though through more than 1100 square miles in the northern Sierra, Nevada and southern Cascades, destroying 1259 buildings. Scientists. Scientists say climate change has made the West warmer and drier in the past 30 years and will continue to make wildfires more destructive. The climate change group extinction rebellion found out across London today, kicking off two weeks of protest in the British capital. NPR's Frank Langfitt has more thousands poured into Trafalgar Square, where they beat drums while police stood by Other activists chained themselves together to block around about in the city's Covent Garden section. Hundreds then rushed to build a 13 ft. High pink table covered with the slogan come to the table, encouraging people to step up and Help fight climate change Extinction. Rebellion, which originated in a town in the cots walls to the west of London, is demanding the UK government halt all new fossil fuel investment, the group's attention grabbing protests, which have included parking a pink sailboat in Oxford Circus. Become regular events in the British capital. Frank Langfitt. NPR NEWS London Crude oil prices higher by the close, gaining 5.3% to end the day at $65.64.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:08 min | 9 months ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WBUR

"Only about half of the nation's total population is fully vaccinated, and that's the main reason why the nation is suffering through yet another deadly surge. Rob Stein. NPR news in Afghanistan as thousands of Americans and Afghans who assisted U. S forces try to get to Kabul airport to flee the country. The Taliban today warned the US that they would hold President Biden to his August 31st end date to get the evacuees out. The Pentagon says a second group of Americans in Kabul was airlifted to the airport and that rescue operations were taking close place quote as needed to bring more inside the perimeter. General Steve Lyons is commander of the U. S Transportation Command. We are pushing the limits to do everything we can to get every single evacuate out of Kabul. Firefight outside Kabul airport left one Afghan soldier dead, highlighting the danger for people trying to get on a plane and the Taliban say they've retaken three provinces north of the capital that were seized by opponents the day before. Least 21 people are confirmed dead. At least a dozen people are still missing following Saturday's floods in Humphreys County, Tennessee, Damon Mitchell of member Station of PLN reports, Local officials are calling on the public to help inform the search and rescue efforts. Emergency service workers have been using social media to share their missings persons list in the hopes of identifying people who were previously reported missing but have since been found safe. And on the other end Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis has been calling on loved ones to contact his office with the names of anyone they're concerned about. We're asking people from out of town. It's there. Not able to have any contact to call in to our dispatch center and ask for that. Welfare check. Officials believe the death toll may rise in the next few days for NPR news. I'm Damon Mitchell in Nashville. Wall Street higher by the bell. With the NASDAQ closing in record territory. The Dow gained 215 point sets up 6/10 of a percent, the NASDAQ Up 227 points. That's a gain of 1.5%. You're listening to NPR news. This is 90.9 w bur in Boston. Good afternoon. I'm Lisa Mullins. The National Weather Service confirms a small tornado touched down in Marlborough just before noon today. Nobody was hurt. The weather Service says it was spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm on RE W B U R as meteorologist Steve Epstein tells us what's in store for the remainder of the day. We'll see an area of showers and even some thunderstorms continuing to rotate through eastern Massachusetts over the next several hours. If it's not raining where you are now. Everybody's going to get at least some showers overnight. Tonight. Temperatures falling from the seventies down towards 70 by morning the showers and storms coming to an end between about one and three o'clock in the morning, Epstein says. There are some areas that could see 1 to 2 inches of rain overnight. The full forecast is coming up Power restoration efforts continue today in Rhode Island a day after on re made landfall near the town of Westerly. There is high humidity, with temperatures forecast in the nineties over the next few days, so, Rhode Island's governor Dan McKee says.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"For NPR News. I'm Damon Mitchell and Nashville The FBI is opening a federal civil rights investigation into the police shooting last week of a black man in North Carolina. NPR's Ryan Lucas has the latest. The FBI says the investigation into Andrew Brown Junior's death is being conducted by the Charlotte Field office in close cooperation with the U. S attorney's office, as well as the Justice Department's civil rights division. Probable seek to determine whether any federal laws were violated. Round was killed last week in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. During an attempted arrest. Brown's family and their attorneys were shown 20 seconds of body camera footage that they say shows sheriff deputies shooting and killing Brown. Stay. Brown was in his car with his hands on the steering wheel when the deputies opened fire and attorney for the family called the killing and execution. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington U. S. Consumers were more confident heading into the spring that on profit business research group, The Conference board says its consumer confidence index hit a 14 month high this month, up more than 12 points from March. The survey comes as more Americans are getting vaccinated against Cove in 19. Some people are making vacation plans makes close on Wall Street Today, the Dow is up three points. The NASDAQ fell 48 points the S and P was down a fraction. This is NPR. The cost of buying a house is getting more expensive. The latest S and P Case Shiller Home Price Index shows the biggest jump and more than a decade in February. Here's NPR's Chris Arnold. There's a historic shortage of homes for sale across much of the country, and that's leading to bidding wars in driving up prices. The Case Shiller index shows prices up 12% over just the past year, major Realtor group says Nationally, the median price of a home is now $329,000. In many places, it's much higher than that. So that's good news if you're selling a house, but economists worry that it's not a healthy market because it's making homeownership out of reach For too many people. Home builders and Realtors would like to see zoning changes that make it easier to build more affordable. Higher density has ng, especially in higher priced areas. Chris Arnold, NPR news president find the sign the measure would up the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour. Executive order will result in a pay bump for hundreds of thousands of those employees, including nursing assistants and laborers increased could be dramatic. For those federal contractors Still earning the minimum $10.95.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR news. I'm Dale Willman. Police say it's too early to have a motive or target for an explosion that occurred in downtown Nashville. Early Christmas morning in RV exploded after recording warning people of the impending explosion was played from the vehicle. Damon Mitchell. The WP Ellen says the investigative focus right now is on the RV itself. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there. How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras and police are hopeful that They'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day. Three people were injured in the blast. All three people were taken to the hospital where they're in stable condition. Police also say they found some tissue with the scene that they believe could be human remains. The new and possibly more infectious strain of the Corona virus has now been detected in Ireland. NPR's Joe Concha has more. The new strain seems to have originated in the UK back in September and has been spreading rapidly there ever since. Although apparently more infectious. So far, it doesn't seem to be associated with more severe covert 19 disease. A statement from the Irish Department of Health says the presence of the new strain in Ireland has been confirmed by genetic sequencing to prevent additional spread. Health officials are asking people recently arrived from the UK to self isolate for 14 days. According to Department of Health Statistics. There have been 84,000 confirmed cases of code 19 and Ireland and nearly 2200 deaths. Joe Palka NPR NEWS A federal judge's halted the execution of the only woman on federal death row because of complications over the Corona virus is NPR's John Burnett reports. That ruling could push the execution into the administration of President elect Joe Biden. Who has said he opposes capital punishment. U. S District Judge Randall Moss has vacated the January 12th execution date because the inmates attorney said he contacted covert 19 after visiting his client. The court order says the Federal Bureau of Prisons cannot reset the execution of Lisa Montgomery until at least January, 1st and given that death row inmates must be notified at least 20 days before they're led to the death chamber that could put the execution date after Biden's inauguration. Montgomery was convicted of strangling a pregnant woman and cutting the unborn baby girl from the womb, then claiming the child as her own attorneys for Tomb or condemned. Federal inmates are asking for delays because their clients tested positive for Corona virus. John Burnett. NPR news Israeli aircraft have struck at several sites in the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred after Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward the region of southern Israel. Israeli military says the targets included a rocket manufacturing facility as well as training and military post belonging to Hamas. That's the group that controls Gaza. There are no reports of casualties. You're listening to NPR news. The Trump Administration has declined to strengthen a key air pollution standard. Instead, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to stick with the existing level for ground level ozone, also known as smog, MPR's Jeff Brady reports. Smog is created by things like evaporated gas or oil, combined with exhaust from power plants, cars in factories. Smog irritates people's lungs, triggering asthma attacks. Children are especially vulnerable, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says after a year's long review, he decided to stick with the same standard, the Obama administration said. I don't see enough of a difference in the scientific studies, and neither did our career scientists and needed that are outside advisers. As far as changing are moving the standard today. EPA scientists have said boosting the standard would improve human health. Environmentalist and public health advocates say reducing smog is especially important now when Covad 19 a respiratory illness is making people sick. Jeff Brady. NPR NEWS It was a busy Christmas Day for ambassadors for the European Union. They gathered on Friday to go over the details of a draft treaty between the U K and the U. The treaty outlines the relationship between the UK and Europe after the UK leaves the union on the first of the year. It's expected that the deal will be passed overwhelmingly by both the UK and the EU parliaments. South Korea is reporting another 1100 coronavirus cases as its resurgence has grown over the Christmas holiday. Those figures bring the country's total caseload to 55,900 to the country added 1241 cases on Christmas Day. It was its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic. I'm Dale Willman, NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Ford Foundation, working with visionaries on the front lines of social change.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

07:04 min | 1 year ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. The force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired call at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that stuff off from the heavy tourist area where all the country music Monkey talks are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. This insisted, have their windows blown out. You also noticed burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation in over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. But even more significant, NPR's Jeff Brady reports There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, Don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is to limit warming toe under two degrees. This change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them. It's.

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06:44 min | 1 year ago

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"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. Force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say. It appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon. Irony. What else can you tell us about the explosion? How we know police responded to a shots fired call and about 5:30 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the RV, telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and Darby exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the bomb squad team to arrive. Then the bus was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Mm. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right, And this area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's ducked off. From the heavy tourist area where all the country music hockey tongues are. There are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it first happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible motive. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL End in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciated. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide under the new Deal, 85% of these hey, KFC's would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to added to the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agree this legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and.

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06:53 min | 1 year ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station WPL in in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired car at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's tucked off from the heavy tourist area. Where are the country Music? Funky tongues are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and sock in disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day. And you know, investigators are currently looking for clues just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's David Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas I have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change words. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them..

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"Have Olara tax compliance done right? And by the Henry Luce Foundation, which seeks to increase American understanding of East and Southeast Asia. Learn more at H L U C. E dot or G'kar. In the last recession. Enrollment numbers at community colleges actually rose, and that's what some of these colleges were expecting this time around with people struggled to find work this fall. Instead, they saw a decrease. Damon Mitchell of WP Ln in Nashville, reports that the decline is in part driven by a drop in adult learners. Venetia Tommy's works at a Tennessee Waffle House. She's also a student at Nashville State Community College. In the fall, Thomas was basically her daughter's home school teacher. If I was able to take a break from school this semester, I most certainly would have But she couldn't take a break because their scholarship program requires study in Roman Thomas is in her mid thirties. Like many adult students, she's been juggling a lot during the pandemic. My job starts at seven o'clock. My kid had to go to a baby sitter. I get off it two o'clock, Then I go pick up my child and then me and my seven year old try to do school at 3 30 in the afternoon. Many adults with that kind of schedule haven't been able to keep up with their own courses. Tennessee Community colleges, So a 12% drop in enrollment Overall. Amy More land is a Tennessee higher education policy director. She says to drop was surprising to some officials. And past economic recessions. Community colleges got a boost in enrollment driven by adult students. The U. S census found that two year college in Roman grew by 33% leading up to enduring the great recession. But this fall with the pandemic community College and Roman is down nearly 10% nationwide. That figure includes traditional students and adult students. Age 25, Notre That's according to the national student Clearing house. The thought is that someone dot learners like we had to help their Children with their own education. China. Jackson is the president of National State Community College, she says, although in Roman is down. Overall, they've increased support for adult students by making classes more accessible. They're also providing technology to students who need it. We for this fall for the first time as a college have a laptop loner program so that if you don't have technology, we're going to make sure that you have it. And Jackson says the school is now looking at ways to shorten them out of time it takes to get an associate's degree. Nashville. I'm Damon.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"But it doesn't nurture is like that's why I that's why when I came to the show I loved it because it nurtures artists like you have in other things in the you know things like that says Hey you know here's a new artist you know I mean we've we've talked to a lot established artists but here's a new R. that you really need well here and too many people I think use those cities as like a lottery ticket I am describing what happens yeah yeah yeah like you just need to move and and used to inspire self to be better just keep doing what you're doing to do more back on the line exactly so I mean but but but like I said I mean the fact that if you go somewhere and and one of the things that one of the things that I want to do and I I you know I'm happy that I see an artist like you come here to do it that we just keep nurturing these are great artists like you I'm sitting here watching young like I'm watching this guy in about I don't know how long it's gonna take he's not even going to be somebody that can access but I can say Hey I got a picture of his wife we had a picture of of of kind of Kerry being your headphone roadie you know and then on the we're talking with Damon Mitchell you're listening to playtime with filter can we'll be right back right after this CM you also cruel so I'm a cat and I just moved in with this new human and she's got this little toy she's always playing with all day long tap tap tap tap bloop bloop.

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"damon mitchell" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"The same license plate and that rate music is a license plate but Damon Mitchell Damon is taking the music industry by storm Mitchell's sound is a well crafted cross between the Beatles and death cab for Cutie with shades of matchbox twenty al Stewart I was listening listening to sallow and really really quick here the store the residents and injuring one a while and and I'm I'm I'm deadly serious here we we talk we talk with some some pretty big names in in music you're gonna be a big name in all my gosh well that's a lot of faith but thank you and this license plate talk a little bit about the song in the inspiration behind the song you know I think there's a lot of revealing things people put on their license plates you know all these people customize license but it's it's a good conversation piece but you gotta be careful what you doubled right but you know just kind of listening to that to the inter I I don't listen to my own music very often at all and that intro R. is kind of that lead riff is done by three people who I'm I'm amazed I haven't even got to play with Audie Blaylock's on guitar music Grammy nominated guitarist huh I do work closely with and then Brian here with from Travis Tritt's bands on fiddle Franklin Charlie McCoy is on the harmonica which he played on the bridge over troubled waters album like on the box or one that that's him yeah and so like I it's yeah in India I do I do now did you know you grew up in you grew up in Illinois yeah but but you're from fort Wayne hi so so so take us on that journey how do you get to play with these guys well I mean a lot of it is coming and I don't know why thank you a lot of it's just come through you know meeting one person who then introduces you to the next Dave Martin I mean Charlie McCoy for example Dave Martin who produced the Elise record in place based on this live record yeah he was in Nashville for thirty years running what used to be Java jive studios and I made a joke about like this some some great Charlie McCoy on and just making a joke I never met Charlie my life if you had to bring something to the table in order in order to get these people to recognize you because I'm Cheryl should they run into a lot of people but right you're you're getting up on stage with with America M. and that was surreal that that was that was a weird turn of events but yeah yeah so I'm a license with Dave like for example you know he just happen to know Charlie he's like well we can make that happen and then you know we saw the tracker Charlie and he agreed to do it and why and everything's kind of just been like that yeah yeah so just like that it's been a blessing for sure so you know at at the at the start of the song we were talking earlier that you that you you grew up in in a gospel family I did touring forty forty nine weeks out of the year Emily weekends you know I mean it was a church circuit the sinfully unite my grandmother did all the booking and mother my grandfather man forties and then have my dad in the late fifties by time he was nine he was going with them playing keys yeah turned into a family band then I was born in ninety six and you know it just kind of start going with them from the time I was about five when did you pick up the guitar the guitar was the last instrument I really picked up when I was thirteen I started playing piano when I was seven my dad taught me base when I was nine and then grab drums along the way and I ended up on guitar as an accident and happy I did yeah were just pulled off the heist here from the from the first yeah and we'll we'll get that we'll get to the news of the new EP well.

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06:00 min | 3 years ago

"damon mitchell" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"We try to give them advice they can use to advance advance their work. You're a writer. Why is that important to a writer? Writers buy into a little bit into that philosophy of. It's the lowly art. This is something that you do by yourself in your room. And until you're ready to unveil it to the world. Why why is this? The bootcamp so important. Well, it isn't it isn't a lonely art. I mean, the actual sitting down and writing nobody can do it for you. Yourself. And usually you need a quiet corner somewhere. But the best thing you can do if you want to be a writer, especially a professional writer is you've got to share it. For right from beginning. Because ultimately, you will be sharing it. That and it's only through the eyes of others that you can start seeing where your mistakes are wary. What you're doing right. And what you're doing raw properly cramped the scene that we were talking with with friends who were who were who were going to be be leading a discussion about how to ride a sex scene or scene. In a book. And nobody does that rate. But there's there's an important craft and skill to that crafting a character. Building building momentum through through a scene plot points, all of those things. There's there's a there are a lot of technical aspects to writing a book that you can miss and knowing some of those things are are mentally important to the author. That's that's exactly right. There are writing is an eternal learning. Learning experience. You never know everything about it. Always find some new tip. A new piece of advice that'll help you hone your craft and make you make you a better writer and hopefully. Money-making? Author at the book camp, we that's what we try to try to help everybody do as I said the book camp is a workshop the writing retreat is more for more advanced writers who who simply wish to have been the fin the week writing. And maybe be able to. Without distraction NBA to mingle with other writers, and perhaps in Haizhu presentation. People. I don't read fiction or rarely read fiction. I'm reading it for for the show. But I never read fiction, and I always I always rationalize it by saying this. I don't read fiction because I don't want to pick up somebody else's voice because I think there's a different cadence to Kane style to writing fiction, and as opposed to nonfiction a memoir, your thoughts on re perhaps the number one thing the first thing anyone who wants to be a writer does probably before they even realize they wanna write as they read. They read constantly, and I call it through is most picking up they start seeing techniques. And yes. Hearing the voices of other people, but I may mildly disagree with you. I don't I don't think reading other people's voices would change yours reading the same person over and over. Only read one person I can say that. You have to read in order to. I remember when I was in sixth grade when I read island of the blue dolphins it made me want to be a writer so loved it so much, but. Myself which I do all the time. Mile schizophrenia. Which which all authors are should have a little bit. But. Let me say this because we're going to have on this this gentleman Damon Mitchell on in a few minutes, we just released his first is I. And I write record reviews music reviews and often all almost almost without exclusion. In those in those reviews, I'll say they sound like this are there channeling this there's shades of so, and so we feel very comfortable in making those comparisons with music, but we we we feel maybe it's the author that feels uncomfortable about doing the same thing. Even though we're all we're all sort of constantly editing the world, and that includes what we read. I think. It's a compliment the most authors if you compare them to the writing of another successful successful author, and and you pick up bits and pieces from everybody you read, and how you combine those bits and pieces exclusively your voice. Yeah. So I still don't think you would end up imitating. Someone would always develop your own voice. I like that. That's a perfect perfect place to close the twenty thousand novel in progress. Bootcamp begins. Book. Hello. Nineteen th through the twenty fifth at the beautiful cedar valley retreat center in west bend. Dave rank I look forward to seeing you up there in Wisconsin, buddy. Thank you. Thanks again for inviting. I promise I will not mention the cubs. Meantime, we'll come back with Damon Mitchell. We've got much more show stick around. We'll be right back right.

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