35 Burst results for "David Greene"
How the Barrel of Monkeys Can Help You Motivated
"Consider what you can learn from the barrel of monkeys. Now this does amy okay. Barrel monkeys was not popular. When i was a kid. It's more my grandparent's generation. But i had a grandparent and they had a set of barrel of monkeys sitting around that i played with when i was a young child. The concept of barrel of monkeys is that you've got all these monkeys with hands like this okay and they all linked together. You make this chain of monkeys now. The reason i like to use that as illustration as i think that's the best way to set up a community and a lifestyle when it comes to real sin investing or other goals so in my world. I always try to have someone above me. That i'm reaching up to and i'm learning from them and their knowledge is pouring down into me. So that i'm improving. That keeps me humble. I never actually think that. I'm too great when i'm looking up to other people and then i like to have somebody below me that i'm pouring down into them often. The information that came from above that came to me. And i could disseminate it so the people that are hanging below me now that keeps me for becoming down myself because i'm always reminded like hey i have something to offer. I just want to encourage all of you guys to think the same way. You gotta have people above you and you've got to have people below you if there's not people above you then you can start to think that you got it all figured out pride sets in you'll make mistakes and there's only below you then you'll start to think like what's my purpose. Why am i even doing this. And you'll lose some of the humility that comes into play so consider how you can be a monkey and develop your own chain in the barrel of monkeys in the same way that bigger offering
Everything you Need to Know About Buying From a Wholesaler
"Today's first question comes from read an m. red ass purchasing an assignment from a wholesaler. What do i need to know. They have their own attorneys and title company. Doing all the work. Should i have an attorney. Look over the contract on my side. This is a good question. Because more and more people are actually buying from wholesalers. Right now you should expect to see more of this. The hotter than a markets. When there's plenty of deals on the mls obviously people would rather go to the mls. In order to find properties gets us an agent. They don't have to worry about as much of the due diligence being done on their own without guidance but as wholesaling is becoming more and more popular these type of questions come up a lot more. There's two ways that i've seen wholesale deals go bad. Those are the two things that you want to focus on. The first one is that you don't have a fiduciary representing you in this transaction because there's no real involved which means a due diligence is all on you. I've bought a wholesale before. Where i was told it was fourteen hundred square feet. The property ended up being eleven. Hundred square feet. I took the wholesalers word for it and i didn't do my own due diligence now. The problem is it appraised for exactly the price per square foot that i thought my bird woulda went perfect but because there was three hundred square feet. I actually didn't have any equity in the deal. And i ended up paying market value for that eleven hundred square foot house thinking it was fourteen hundred square feet. So what am i getting at. Make sure that you're doing the due diligence and you're getting a home inspection on a property. That's coming from a wholesaler. Now a lot of wholesalers to pay cash for a property. You can pay cash and still get an inspection contingency. You need to talk to the wholesaler and see has inspections been done on this property. And what is my timeline to back out after. I'm doing inspections now. They probably won't call an inspection contingency because you're not getting the same type of a purchase agreement that you get with the realtor so the question you need to ask the wholesaler is. Hey if i have the put it oposite down. do i have to get that deposit back or be. If i move forward with this house can i just not put. It applies it down. So i could get some inspections done and if it doesn't look good i'll get out
How Your First Time Home Buying Decision Affects Long-Term Wealth With Scott And Mindy
"Scott trag- mini jensen. Welcome back to the bigger pockets. Podcast each of you former guest house here on the show. Now your Your guest which is pretty exciting. What's up guys. How's it going. Thanks for having us. I'm super excited to be back. I haven't seen you in one hundred years so i know it actually has been a while Kobe put a delay to my regular trips to denver but didn't stop. David greene hair from travel in the world and hanging out in mexico. What's up david. What's going on guys. Yeah i'm in kabul san lucas. It's my first time here. It's pretty awesome. Yeah sometimes you gotta take a vacation from maui. I guess right. I don't like to myself on the back. It's been very hard. I think. I just realized for the first half my life that when people say they're going to kabo and kabul san lucas set the same thing. Is that true. I think i've never realized that was the same thing to different cities. But i just put that two and two together that that was the same thing. I'm going to new york versus. New york. city apparently shortened nickname. Anyway rather than talking about my intelligence or lack thereof. Let's get into the scott mindy you guys last few years so for those who do not know you. I want to start with this one. Scott obviously you know everyone knows scott tranche. Everyone knows me jensen but for those who don't who are you. What's your real estate strategy. Ben and then. I wanna move into talking about the market a little bit. But let's start with that. We'll start with mindy ladies first. Mindy who are you and What what are you doing. My name's mindy jonathan. I do a lot in real estate. I am primarily a flipper. Which means i buy a house that is very unattractive. I move into it. I live in it as my primary residence fixing it up. So i live in a construction zone for two years and then sell it and make massive tax free cash when i sell it. I'm also a real estate agent in colorado. And i am the community manager for big pockets and the co host of the bigger pockets. Money podcast with me as always is my illustrious co host scott trench. Thanks wendy for the eliminating ensure there. I'm scott trench from the ceo of bigger pockets. I'm an investor here in denver colorado. I've got Eight units about one point six one point seven million in assets within that portfolio and the last couple of years have been a little quiet for me on the acquisition front and my personal portfolio. I have been spending more of that time. Investing in syndications and last year. I really set up property. Management rehabbed and Tackled a bit of maintenance that i had been deferring guests on this show. And i've been differing on a couple of my properties and took care that this year. And so i was able to reset them. Do a big refinance take a lot of cash out nine back into acquisition mode looking for that next deal. Awesome guys well speaking of next deal. It's been a crazy last year. Obviously with the real estate market covid doing some crazy things and things that i don't think any of us really necessarily expected i shouldn't i. Was you know worry that we're going to see a crash or something happened and all of a sudden instead it's just like somebody shot him on steroids into the real estate market the last six months. Why do you think real estate has gotten so competitive. And i don't even call hot as the best word i can use for it. Real real. The real markets gotten hot almost everywhere in the country. Why is that. And then i'll ask. Where do you think it's headed but let's start with that one mindy. Why do you think it's gotten so crazy lately. I think there are a bunch of actors of course cove it. I think a lot of people who were considering selling but maybe didn't have to sell has decided that i'm not gonna have random people traipsing through my house bringing their covid into my house and then i catch it and maybe die so i think there's a shortage of sales just based on the market are the pandemic itself. I think there are ridiculously low. Interest rate why. No they're low interest rates that are fueling people. Ooh i can upgrade to a better house and we didn't have anybody building houses from two thousand eight to two thousand and twelve thirteen fourteen. I mean in my area. They're just starting to do these massive builds again and it takes time and there's people that are still moving here but there's nothing to buy so prices just keep going up. I just sold a house on friday for more money than i thought was ever possible here in the story over and over. Scott what do you think. Yeah i would agree. I think the the first biggest lever is going to be interest rates. The payment matters more than the price to most homebuyers and frankly most landlords like all that fifty percent rule your expenses are not magically changing. You know in those two in those types of things based on interest rates so if your interest rate if your your payment goes down you can afford to buy. You can pay more for the same property and get achieve the same or greater cash flow so i think that interest rates are the number one biggest lever and then the second one is going to be the stimulus and just the in injection of cash and liquid into the economy. In general. I think that last year a lot of people weren't spending as much money as they nip term typically what at least those who would be potential competitors of yours when buying homes and rental properties and so people are now in a position to buy with liquidity and low interest rates. I think fundamentally the that's what's driving it. And then i also think diminish point the other factors are all many of them are also fueling this. There's been an exodus from apartments to single family homes red single-family rents have gone up apartment. Rents have fallen over the last year. Single family housing prices have exploded by more. I think it was like single family. Rents went up by three four percent and prices went up eight nine percent over the year. I think that's that's showing a fuel in demand from apartments to single family homes as rentals but an even greater preference to buy. I think fueled by that interest rate shift so other things. Lack of housing starts continued population. Growth and then Inflation in expectation of inflation. In general are all you know fuelling real estate right now. Who knows how long that will continue but hasn't been a bad year for those who held real estate going into twenty twenty.
Extraordinary Boston Patient Offers Surprising Clues To Origins Of Coronavirus Variants
"Are trying to learn more about corona virus burien by studying the case of one extraordinary covid. Nineteen patient and this patient was a forty five year old man who admitted to a boston hospital last spring doctors at brigham and women's hospital treated him he got better and he was discharged but his infection never went away. This is a of an extraordinary individual who was readmitted over the subsequent five months for recurrence of his covid infection and severe pneumonia. Dr jonathan lee. One of the doctors who treated the man says he was not a so-called long. Hauler a person who clears their covert infection but has lingering after-effects sometimes for bunce. This man says had living growing virus in his body for one hundred and fifty four days. That is one of the remarkable aspects of this case and in fact he was highly infectious even five months after the initial diagnosis re spoke to npr science reporter. Mike lean duke left. Who picks up the story from here. These says the man's immune system wasn't working normally. He was taking any suppressive drugs for chronic illness. So his body couldn't fight off the virus very well but we also wondered if perhaps the virus was taking advantage of this unusual situation with so much time inside the man. The virus might have the unity to test out different versions of itself in find. More infectious versions. So lena's colleagues begin to examine the viruses genes. How shocked shocked because of virus was mutating very quickly inside the man's body these mutations allowed it to evade his immune system to escape detection by antibodies when i saw the virus and the viral sequence. I think i knew then that does that. We're dealing with completely different at a potentially important completely different because the virus had a whole collection of mutations not just one or two but more than twenty scientists had never seen this before during the whole pandemic. The in his team published the findings in the new england journal of medicine. The report didn't even make big news. That was november twenty twenty then about a month later a new corona virus variant causing international concern is. Npr's david greene reported. Scientists this past december detected new genetic variants of the virus one in the uk one in south africa and then later when in brazil guess what these variants have in common with the virus in the boston patient. A sudden collection of multiple mutations in a combination. That is worrisome. That's jeremy lubin he's a virologist at the university of massachusetts medical school he says these new variants look remarkably similar to the virus lee and his colleagues found in their patient. They the same but they share important characteristics. They both have about twenty mutations and they have ones that make the virus more contagious in so right now. Lubin says one hypothesis is that the new variants the one from the uk south africa and brazil arose inside. People like the boston patient people with these long term infections and who are immunocompromised because their immune system was not working and normally they could eliminate the virus and over time the first and acquired a collection of mutations that otherwise did not insieme. let's work in other words. The virus this long-term infection as a testing ground to try out different mutations in c which one's v the immune system become more infectious in eventually spread more easily around the world.
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"Agents under you and your branded as i assumed the david greene team keller williams. Tim keller williams another way to go is you could have gotten your broker's license in california. You could start your own brokerage david greene realty or whatever it is and hired a bunch of agents that are now david greene realty agents. What are the pros and cons of going one way versus the other end moving. Have you ever considered going the other direction. As opposed to being under williams. If we're going to go this route of building a team. how should we be evaluating which direction to go. I have considered it several times. The reason that i never end up doing is it's really similar to when people say well. Why would i want to join a team and pay money to be on it. While i'm doing that with kellaway so their model is set up in a way that i give them. Let's say thirty percent of my commission on every deal. Until i paid twenty eight thousand dollars for the year and then i keep all of it so my split doesn't matter because they're only getting twenty eight thousand dollars out of me so for me to leave keller williams and go do this on my own. I'd save twenty eight thousand dollars a year now. What i'd have to do is go find a building to put everybody in. Go find the replicate the training resources that keller williams has put together that i can give other agents to to work on outside of what i'm doing. I don't have the support of the other people in the office to. I have questions or to have my team. Go to when they have questions. I'd have to be responsible for keeping all the files reviewing all the files all the legal compliance stuff that doesn't make money. It's not actually going and putting something in contract it's just preventing you from losing money. Keller williams his handling all that for me it so much easier to say i'm just gonna jack into all the resources they've got and pay him. Twenty eight thousand dollars a year for it the to start my own brokerage and i just think it's important that you brought this up because it's so easy to focus on what you're losing when you partner with somebody else okay. I don't want to partner with that guy. Just to analyze deals. I'm not giving fifty percent of the deal to him. He's just looking everything on a spreadsheet and then you do one deal year because that's all you could handle whereas you could hit thirty with a person who's a whiz on a spreadsheet cranking him out and i had that same issue as everyone else i had a scarcity mindset when i started now that i'm in this deep man. I'm starting to looking at everything like okay. What am i giving up to get that person in here. Because we're gonna do more volume that makes perfect sense and just to put that twenty eight thousand dollars that you pay williams every year into perspective. You've done ninety million dollars in transactions this year and so. I'm not going to do the math. But i'm sure anybody can whip out a calculator and figure out that twenty. Eight thousand dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the total commission. Your team has done. And so not only. Are you saving all the time and effort..
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"Bp business i would like to shift gears just a little bit. I've heard i've heard a little birdie told me that another big part of what sets your team apart is outstanding negotiation skills. And as we all know that is something near and dear to my heart. So we've gotta talk about that at least a little bit. I would love to hear from a very successful real estate agent in team leader side rather than just from the investing side which is usually how i like to talk about it. I would love to hear that type of training that you offer not necessarily the training but the tips and tricks and those negotiations strategies that have worked really successfully for you that you have taught your team members to use in their negotiations with other investors with other retail buyers and sellers just your overall negotiation strategies. That really sat david greene team apart. It's so cool. You asked that. Because i've actually systemized those to a degree to the meeks we use. So would you guys mind giving me the ability to share my screen here absolutely and keep in mind that not all of our not. All of our listeners have video so we should probably talk through anything. We yeah all right so this is what i call the the sales funnel and it's a big piece of the book as well as our team. The gist is that when you're an agent you're getting hit with a million things in the day and you have to know how to prioritize what you have and then i want a very simple way of understanding once i've classified what this is. What is the next. Step that i do with it so if i was to bring you guys a deal to flip a house. Let's say you have done this enough times that you know that you're gonna email saying hey. I think i got a house to flip. You've got a series of questions you're going to say. What are they own the property. What's their motivation to sell. What's the rv. What's expected rehab cost. You don't have to try to think what i'm asking. You could even have candy mail. That immediately goes back out to me and says what are these questions. I answer them. You make the decision. What would be next. Okay we're going to analyze. You're very efficient. Because you know what are the steps i'm taking and what comes next agents. Don't understand that very well. So i was. I put the system together where you're classifying. I who everyone is so at the top of this you have people that's anyone in the world the way you take people and turn him into leads is through generation..
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"And they can't hit that ball. You're not gonna get paid and that little figuring out like what you should be doing versus what you should be doing has had exponential results as well so david very much sounds like by running your real estate business through the lens of not real estate sales but running it through the lens of building out a business with very distinct systems processes and incredibly efficient teams right rather than just let sell sell sell instead really working on a system in process that is repeatable and just works i'm seeing another similarity here to what we talk about a lot in the world of real estate investing right where if you it correctly you can take that business you can take that system you can take that process and launch it into other markets where you are not physically present. Am i interpreting that correctly. Yes so that would be the next phase of what i want to do. And i'm so glad you asked that because know we're going to talk about a couple of different businesses that i'll have running within this same ecosystem and my plans for how to grow in two thousand twenty one. The ultimate goal for the real estate team is to get my teeth kicked in in the bay area where we're putting these systems together. I'm learning who to hire how to hire how to pair people all these things that i'm talking about. You know you gotta kind of tweak to figure it out then take that model and planted in different markets around the country. So that i would love is for all the bigger pockets listeners. In southern california in dallas in miami and tampa who say. I wanna buy a house. But i can't find a good agent to know. There's a david greene team in those markets that they can trust that they're going to get a good experience with and i find the right partners and i say okay. Here's our system. I'm going to incorporate you into it and you can get some form of a similar experience for people no matter where they are and then skillet absolutely love. Love love that because of course here on the bigger pockets business podcast. We really liked to differentiate our show by talking about how real estate people can be parts of these other businesses that provide consistent experiences that can generate passive income. Perhaps in just overall that you are really approaching this in a manner that enables you to launch not even necessarily just in the us even potentially worldwide. So you are clearly approaching it from the right angle. I love that very very cool. You're.
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"Without any further ado. Let's welcome david greene to the show. David got to tell you. It is so absolutely. Awesome to have you back. I know we had you on recently. And that was only the tip of the iceberg of what you have in store for twenty twenty one so we could not be more delighted to have you with us again today. Thanks for being here. Thank you very much carol. I was telling you guys earlier. I get excited every time. I'm going to do your podcast. I feel like you guys have the hidden gem of bigger pockets. This is like probably some of the most serious value that the entire company or website offers because businesses create so much opportunity to do all the other things that people come to bigger pockets for Well we really appreciate that thank you. I've said it before. And i say to eat people even other than you david that you are literally one of the best. Guess we've ever had on the show you were here on episode twenty so anybody. That didn't take check out. David greene on episode twenty which is back in september of two thousand and nineteen so almost a year and a half ago. Please go back and check out. That episode is absolutely fantastic. We talked about hiring. We talked about the business. We're gonna talk about today but it was a little bit less mature than it is. Today we talked about a whole bunch of great things so welcome back. Thank you for being back and and thrilled. You're here let's start with you. Have a new book out. It is called sold every real estate agents guide to building a profitable business. Sounds like it might be part one of a three part series of books. Kate house a little bit about the book and to it's geared towards. Yeah so i set out to write a book for bigger pockets and we decided i'd write one for.
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"More most likely that's going to be multifamily because we're we're all leaning towards and then utilizing the skills and the superpower's that i have Namely being on the podcast to get other people to go out there and find multifamily into partner with other teams because the thing that we do really well we can raise money. We can reach a lot of people we have that influence. And that's what the superpower. Our team should be working on. And so that's that's when he won and luckily for us. But what you david. That's a really good question. So what. I learned this year with eight you. I came up with a myself in twenty nineteen. I sold forty six homes in twenty twenty. It's going to be a little over one hundred and forty the differences. When i was at forty six and i had to explain everything to every client i could only do about forty to fifty properties that so much time i had to be the person. Explain this to the client why the deal would work. Or what did we should go. After this year. I had more people on my team that i trained four of them or three of them and they had those conversations and we triple or quadruple production and that was what i realized. My one cut would be teaching people and pushing them to a standard of excellence. I want to raise the standard of how we serve our clients and how we save them money on how we get them deals and really how we handle conflict. Because that's a part of business. And then i want to coach. Teach people up to that higher standard. I'm a firm believer that if you want to be more successful in anything whether it's martial arts fitness reading books writing books running a business it starts with raising your standard and then the success will come to you that that everyone's looking for the hack. How do i. Where's the great deal. That i mean i find that. I don't have to work for but the truth. Is you raise your standard for lead generation or your standard for. How will you analyze the property or how you can rehab it and then many more deals make sense for you than they would for somebody else. So what i'm looking to do is find more people that are coach that i can raise their standard get them up to a higher level of excellence. That clients are thrilled to work with. So there can be ten twenty thirty forty of mies instead of just one of me always dealing with clients so what that will look like. Impractical steps will be having David greene team expansion into southern california into hawaii into probably areas. Where i think california's will be moving. So i think a lot of california's are moving to nashville. They're going to be moving to florida right. So i go to the markets where i think many of the people from here going gonna leave and i put a david greene team in keller williams over there and now i can connect you with an agent. Who understands our training. Our teachings are systems that you can trust. So that's what my big challenge is going to be as finding those people hiring the right ones pouring into them. Getting a system of education built around both the lenders. The real estate agents the solar people all the different little divisions that we have and both increasing their their their standard as well as their knowledge awesome. I love this. And it's so clear that both of you have spent a great deal of time resources energy and discussions with your existing teams. And how you're going to be moving forward into the new year right. I mean this isn't just something you're making up on the fly this is very consistently delivered throughout your messaging. So there's a ton of time and work that's been put into it. My next question for both of you is what about for those of us or other community members who have not yet really. Maybe we're the procrastinators. The people who pay we've had a lot going on. We have a lot of ideas marinating. Were still a little bit overwhelmed. But we're really looking forward to what twenty twenty one has to offer right. What are couple tips that each of you have to just get us started on goal setting process like what is the very first thing we should be doing to get on that path of what we wanna do to achieve something new in great moving into the new year. Yeah i'm i'm a big believer that people oftentimes think that life is about choosing analogy. You're on a beach and you have metal detectors and you're trying to find the hidden treasure. The hidden whatever coin on the beach looking all over in other words looking for their destiny. What do i do the right thing for me. What's the best path. What i was trying to reframe that. Two people is like remember that we are not on a beach with a metal detector. There's not one hidden treasure out there. We are an artist. We are sitting in front of a gigantic white easel. Our white piece of paper on an easel and we ought paintbrushes our hand and we can paint anything. We wanna paint like anything you want to do. You can do so in other words expanding the idea like rather than what's right for me or what should i do his answering the question. What sounds amazing. And because there's a million things you can do and so just what sounds amazing lake lake. Just start their answer questions and start just brainstorming. What sounds amazing. What sounds amazing. Was sounds amazing and when i did that like you know what sounds amazing is like having a team of four or five people that were like people that i really liked a lot and we hung out in the evenings and weekends and our kids play together. It's not pretty easy. So i started there literally. How opener capital started with that thought of that sounded fun. Okay well how do i afford four or five people. How do for those salaries well. I have to build a business that can support that right. What what the ingredients do. I have in my fridge right now and i just kept building until i came up with the vision which you can kind of see behind david if you're watching youtube it's not can't see 'cause they'll white it out but it's like a four foot poster. I think we talked about that when i was on the show last time. But idea the vision or the the vivid vision and so. I painted a very clear picture of what i wanted and it doesn't matter like it doesn't really matter that much as long as it sounds. Awesome do you. It will spur you on to a great twenty twenty one. So if you have like let's see your franchise owner and you're you own a mcdonald's somewhere and you're like what sounds amazing. Well know be really great to take three months off later this year. Just completely take thurmond's completely often. Just go to like switzerland for three months. Okay what would it take to have that like paint that picture. I'd have to have a general manager able to control know man in my store. Okay so what is that. Look like and you work backwards and paint this amazing picture. And now you've got a really clear outline of where you need to get to you and then you can implement that into systems and and like i'm gonna get this done in quarter one quarter to quarter three. We get there. But i think a lot of it just begins with that vision david. I don't think i can follow that. Okay good of an answer. It's amazing the number of things in business and investing and in life where the answer is work backwards. Start with the end in mind and work backwards and i think it's a it's a great reminder. Okay so let's say we do that. Let's say i create all my goals. And i have a vision. I know exactly what i want to start doing. And then i do. So many people do in. I create my new year's resolutions. I am going to go to switzerland and to do that. I'm going to hire general manager. And do that. I'm gonna do x y and z and then january fourth comes around and up. I skipped today and january fifth. While i already missed one day. I think i'll just take off another day and before you know. July comes around and you've forgotten about those new year's resolutions. Can we do. Because i know brandon you. We've talked about this. What can we do as mere mortals to overcome and actually when. I say we've talked about that. We haven't talked to us. I listened to you to a podcast with somebody recently. Where you talked about this. So i apologize with twelve week year yet. Goal before i'll give you four things. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. There's like four things. I think a person can do to stay persistent. that's we're talking about. Here's persistent. But i don't think any of us don't believe the following fact like if you stick with anything long enough you're going to succeed. I mean i. I had a. We talked about this. When i was. I think what you guys a long time ago. But i had a wooden sunglasses business. One time housed on wooden sunglasses. I thought it was a cool idea and it was a wooden frame so there need. That was four years ago now. I think five years ago. If i were stuck with that i would have been successful right now..
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"Into understanding business principles business concepts. You're like a black bill in that space. You don't really ever feel that society so listening to these podcasts. Talking to other people helps build that knowledge base up. And what i've found is when you're comfortable in those scenarios you don't worry my guess is the reason probably brand you don't love negotiating is that you don't know what the other side's gonna throw at you and you don't wanna have to figure out that problem. You don't like the conflict that might come from like we're going to be butting heads or whatever so that's not something you want to become a black belt in that and i just really liked people until i always like negotiate for them. I'm like oh no no. You'd take a little bit more a little more. Yeah me out. I want you to feel how that wouldn't be the great thing. Whereas jay and carol they love the feeling of of coming up with a solution that worked for both parties because they were able to use their own intelligence to get there and making money out of that deal so they naturally because they love it. Focus on how to good at it. They're drawn to understanding okay. I'm gonna do a they're gonna do be ready for that. I'm coming at them with c. So i think more than anything understanding that if you're feeling anxiety or if your business didn't do well in twenty twenty you had the approach of that's in work so i guess i'm not good at ju jitsu or whatever the case may be i i definitely i that resonates with me because i see a lot of people that are not doing well who are focusing more on the tactical aspects of business and less strategic aspects basically two thousand nine hundred ninety eight planned out there two thousand twenty. This is what i'm gonna do my business. I'm gonna follow this marketing path. And i'm going to hire this person do this. And this and this and this and then twenty twenty comes in best laid plans. I mean starts punching in the face i was mike tyson who said everybody has a plan until you hunched in the face. Twenty twenty punched in the face and half the people said my plans not gonna work. Okay i'm going to wait until twenty twenty one when cova goes away and i'll start over with my plan the other half say okay. I got punched in the face. My plan's not working. Let's go back to the drawing board and figure out a new plan so at definitely resonates. I do ask you a question david though because you were talking about your brokerage business. You're obviously doing really well. You wrote a book on it and then you just mentioned your mortgage business and we haven't talked about that here but you started a mortgage business earlier this year and then in the same sentence you talked about a solar business that you're planning on starting so i know a lot of people out there. They're kind of in the same boat. They're like okay. I can do this adjacent business. I can do this. Jason business in this jason business. What is your advice to those people to help them. Decide what is the right adjacent businesses to start. When is the right time to start those businesses and when is it wrong or or just. It's too much. That's such a good question and brandon knight soccer about this all the time because we are very big proponents that you don't wanna what we call build multiple bridges to the same island. You don't want twelve different businesses completely unrelated to each other that you're trying to work on them all same time. Because it's like building a bridge from california to hawaii. You'll never get there with twelve of them going at the same time on the other end. You want to be flexible. You want to be able to add new opportunity. So here's here's the best way. I can describe how to know if you should or you. Shouldn't when we interviewed. Karl uber on our podcast. The last time we did it he described how he went from flipping houses to the burr. Method now why this was so amazing was the process of acquiring houses under market value. Rehabbing them to make them worth as much as possible. The crew that you need to do that. The analytical skills almost everything for ninety percent of that process is the same. The only difference was the last ten percent the disposition. Do i put on the market and sell it and get hit with capital gains taxes. Or do i refinance it and keep it. Maybe be a slight difference in the rehab process if you re having a house to get top market to a regular buyer or to turn it into a rental. But he had so much success because he didn't have to build a new business one hundred percent from the ground up he just had to fix the last ten percent which was basically go to a lender instead of go to a real estate agent and it worked really good. That's the type of bridge you want. It's all the way to. Hawaii is just the last ten percents bridge shoots off and goes to a wa who instead of valley so with the solar company that we're talking about. I don't have to go start a completely new business. I already have a cpa. That's really good. That knows how to start. A corporation s corp. Whatever i want i will tell him my goals he will come back and tell me what type of business that i wanna do. I already understand. Like i won't need to go hire a wholesale staff. I will find a person that already understand solar like anyone listening if that's what they wanted to do they hit me up and i will say look. Here's how your role is gonna fit within my business. I'm going to hire someone to go. Make me a powerpoint presentation so we can explain how the whole thing works. Were already sitting down with our clients. And saying here's your mortgage. Here's your expenses. Here's your options if your house acting. Here's the rent that's coming in. We're already doing a number analysis. This is just a tiny little thing that we're adding on to say one of your expenses is going to be your utilities. Here's how solar would or wouldn't help you. And i don't have a whole new marketing budget for this company because it's the same people that are already coming into my other businesses. My clients are going to love it. They don't have to go find a solar person wonder if they can trust him weed their way through all their different options. We've already simplified. The person who i'm working with is gonna love it because he's got leads going or she's got leads coming right in. I'm gonna love it. Because it's an additional source of revenue and then as word gets out more people come in. It's very very easy to add this onto the bridge. I'm doing. I would never say i'm gonna go start a dog walking company that that's completely different. I have to start from scratch and build the whole thing. So maybe if you guys could sum up what i'm getting at there. That would help me know. Those kind of long winded. But that's the matrix that i run through. Let let let me sum that up for you. Because i like this. Here's i'm gonna do david. Greens the king of analogies. But i'm gonna try one here. It's kinda like you can say it's dinnertime. What do i want for dinner. I want lasagna for dinner. Okay i'm gonna have to go to the store to buy the noodles in the sauce and all the stuff for the lasagna. Or you can say. I have a refrigerator. I'm going to open up that refrigerator. I'm gonna see what ingredients i already own. I already have right in front of me. And i'm going to figure out how to take those ingredients and make something that is going to work for me. Yeah ten minutes into our dinner. There you go. That's better now than david greene usually has. That's love it. Love is just hound angry. really important people. That is usually the answer. I i wanna pivot a little bit. Let's pivot towards twenty twenty one so jay pas. Somebody i think you guys have had on your show we've had on our show talks about the one thing and focusing on something for the next five or fifty or one hundred years and i'm one of those people that says hey if you have the ability to focus on one thing for thirty years. You're a better person i am. You should do it because you'll become the best in the world at it. But i think the four of us we doing different things we like branching out and so my guess is that twenty twenty one guys probably have some some plans to do additional things. I know david you mentioned the solar company. Is there anything else in twenty twenty one that you guys are looking to branch out into or do that. That's different or new. I'll start yeah. The first of all i think that the idea of being a one. The here's how i translate the one thing to to my life. My one thing is actually not real estate. My one thing is not affiliate marketing or reading. Books are being an author being a podcast sir. My one thing is being a general in a war. What i mean by that is if you think of a war. There are lot of battles to fight all over the place but the general of the war is not fighting in those battles particularly so the one thing that i can commit to for the next thirty forty fifty hundred years is to be in a general of my life in other words being in control and and issuing commands as needed for things get done you can move around the world all you want to different locations in battle. So that's how i translate the one thing so i'm i. I really feel like this past year. I've gotten better at.
"david greene" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"The big pockets real estate podcast because they have an amazing podcast for those of you who do know brandon and david. You know that this is going to be a great episode. We talk about all the things that went right in our businesses in twenty twenty not just real estate but all of our businesses. We talk about the things that didn't go. Great in twenty twenty and how we can improve them in twenty twenty one brennan. David gives some amazing advice on this episode. So we talk about. How do you figure out what your superpower is. Basically that thing that's going to not just help you generate one hundred dollars an hour or five hundred dollars an hour but maybe ten thousand or fifty thousand dollars. An hour. literally and brandon gives an amazing example of that in this episode. We talk about. When is it time to choose the right next venture for you. And how do you choose what that venture should be and what. It shouldn't be To really help jump-start whatever it is you're doing we talk about goal. Setting in the new year brandon talks about four ways to build persistent. So all of us. We were good at setting goals. But we're not necessarily as good at plowing through those goals and keep moving forward when times. Get tough branding. Gives us four ways that we can really work on building our persistence. At the end of the show. We talk about finding a coach. And how you might know. Performance coaches something. You should need and how you find the right person to help you really build your personal life your business life And just get so much better at everything. You're doing and make sure you listen to the very very end of the show when david greene talks about why this podcast the bigger pockets business. Podcasts is absolutely has very favorite bigger pockets. Podcast we're gonna hold them to it and to hear why anyway if you want to learn more about brandon if you wanna learn more about david if you wanna learn more about anything we talk about on the show. Please check out our show notes at bigger pockets dot com slash biz. Show eight again. That's bigger pockets. Dot com slash biz. Show eighty eight okay without any further. Ado let's welcome to of our favorite people to the show brandon turner and david greene brandon. David thank you so much for joining us at this awesome and twenty twenty gotta tell you this year has been a wild ride so looking forward to hearing about everything that you've had on your plates in moving into the new year all of us together so thank you so much for being here with us today. Thank you for having us you know i. I made a bet to see how you get on the show by the end of the year. And it looks like david fifty bucks so you guys are hanging out together in hawaii. I assume we are. We're staying would safe right now. Never staring at each other in the is longingly as we talk. This is weird. It is awkward to try to think about what you're gonna save with brennan's big blue is in -veloping your entire consciousness early. So that's what they call me dreamy turner communism okay. I am excited to have you guys here so we can talk real estate all day and we do talk real estate all day but we asked you here because we want to talk business and the real estate business i know all that and so are real. Estate businesses are real businesses. But i want to hear about some of the other stuff you have going on. And and so brand. Let's start with you so let let's start with open door capital which is a real estate business but still business. Tell us about that tells what other stuff. What were you doing in twenty twenty. Where were your focuses. How do you split up your time. I get this. I get asked this question all the time. What do i spend my time on because people think of me is doing a million different things. I know people think of you the same way. What do you spend your time doing. I do a million things but no i. It's because so. I'll start with your first question. Ethnic twelve questions are jay. I'm i'm gonna try to remember but bad podcast. No you're a great podcast dr. Just gotta think they're all these Let's see so twenty twenty. We grew from. I think at the beginning of the year bernard capital had zero team members like employee's and we had we had just closed their very first park man a volunteer like intern helpers. And that was me and ryan basically trying to run things Ryan murdoch that is and we basically now have just crossed the thousand unit mark. I think we're like Thousand units We have four fulltime five fulltime staff now and it's been a crazy crazy year by mobile home park so it's been it's been nuts and i feel like i've grown more this year in business like knowledge and ability and business than i'll all other years combined and i wish i could take this year and like maybe i will write a book about it and then sent into the past and the give to myself when i was like twenty one because i just like i learned so much stuff about what it means to run an actual business versus. Just i can do everything. I got my real estate business and i'm going to do it all myself. So it's been a crazy year some anything other than open door capital that you've been focusing obviously your vp at bigger pockets. So you've got that going on but any other business endeavors besides besides those two things. I've been doing a little bit of like affiliate marketing. And what i mean by that if those who are familiar with marketing is where you send people you recommend things. And then the company you recommend gives you a little bit of a kickback. I only do it with companies that i believe firmly in strongly in so for example. I just got some new wall. Stuff from a company called mud-walled check them out but i haven't. I haven't officially put it up yet but this is like a fake wall. I got this real like reclaimed. Wood wall That i'm gonna put up soon. And so they gave me free product in exchange for a shutout And an instagram video. And i'm gonna make so that's been kind of interesting and then a couple more little things like that. I don't what else have i been business. Wise everything else will first off. I just want to say your affiliate marketing idea is really smart. Let's say you get a referral fee from a company like a construction company or someone who sells something and they give you twenty percent because you brought it. Many companies operate at a twenty percent profit margin. You're getting twenty percent without having actually do any of the building of the business. I love affiliate market so a lot of the listeners. There is one business and they refer people to another and there are often regulations and laws to prevent you from profiting. But if you're doing it legally that is a business. Refer business to someone else's business so it's really smart of you to be able to do that. Davies my cheerleader. If you have noticed that and one thing. I think that's really cool about all of this is you're talking about. Just one of the many kind of. I like to call them. Kind of ancillary businesses that spin off of our real estate businesses right is real estate investors. We have so many other opportunities to create multiple streams of income by doing spinoff businesses. So that's really fun. What about you david. What types of things have you been working on and your real estate business or businesses in two thousand twenty so my real estate team had its best year ever and we can get into that in a bit was super awesome. I finally figured out a lot of moving pieces that i was struggling with in twenty twenty a great year and then i started mortgage company. And that's doing really really well as well. I really good as well. Might have been a better way to say that i assume getty kinko's good so mortgage in real estate are obviously very tight together and the success of one is dependent on the success of the other one. So that's been another really good business that i started. I have got into the short term market game some in hawaii looking at those right now. I raise some money for flip projects. I did several of those. That was another source of income for me I wrote a book. That's going to be coming out early next year. But i did the work for that this year and that that is a form of a business and then i also recommend people to a Success coaching sort of a group. Where people who wanna learn business principles to get either. They're investing business off the ground or perhaps a different business that they're running. I'm doing the same thing. Brand is pushing people into that. That's a lot of this so-called. I have a question. Well not even a question. I wanna give you an opportunity because i think your book is now available for preorder show. Let's let's get the name out there. And where can people go to preorder the book. So you can go to bigger pockets dot com slash new books. This is a little like hack for all the listeners. If you wanna see the books that bp's working on the but they're not out yet you can go to bigger pocket dot com slash new books. And you'll find him there. My book is called sold every real estate agents guide to building a profitable business. And it's meant to be the first in a three part series for how new or inexperienced agents can actually make money doing what they're doing and then the next book will be how to make a lot of money as.
How A Cybersecurity Firm Uncovered The Massive Computer Hack
"David Greene in Los Angeles. And I'm Noel King in Washington, D C. Good morning. How should the U. S government respond to a computer hack that breached both government networks and private companies? Most cyber security experts think Russia is responsible for the Hack and NPR's national security correspondent Craig Marie has been talking to some of them. Good morning, Greg. Good morning. No. Well, perhaps most importantly, is the half over. Absolutely not. It's still ongoing and we're continuing to learn details. We've heard now that the Treasury Department hack occurred in July, and like other government departments, this was just uncovered in recent days. Email of top officials was hacked, though apparently not. The account of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, also no evidence that classified systems were breached. This information has come from Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, who was briefed on the matter and we can expect this kind of information to sort of dribble out in the weeks and months ahead. As government agencies and private companies go through their computer networks. But clearly much of this is going to fall on the Biden administration to make sure the hack inside government computer networks is over that there's clear attribution on who did it and then to decide how to respond. These major breaches have happened before. Does the government have a strategy to deal with them? No, absolutely not. Again. There are no rules or red lines are clear consequences for adversaries who get caught Now, today what we end up seeing is lots of hand wringing and ultimately some sort of limited responses. Right now, With this current hack. We're seeing wrestling over the definition. Some members of Congress called this an act of war. Now, cyber experts and the intelligence community do see it is a big deal but more along the lines of traditional espionage, albeit on a massive scale. I spoke about this with P. W singer cyber expert at the New America think tank. This was not an act of war. This is more cold War style back and forth espionage stealing of secrets. That's why you've seen the reaction from the intelligence community to be a mix of Oh, my God. What just happened? And Gosh, we got a tip the hat to them. What a coup for them. So if there is no clear way to respond, Greg what of the range of options here? Traditional spying might generate public criticism, kicking out suspected spies, perhaps, um, sanctions, But when this has happened, it really hasn't changed the behavior of Russia. Any other adversaries they still seek. Hacking is a low cost high return proposition. Singer says the U. S can and needs to do much more and should create deterrence in two ways gave a boxing analogy, saying US needs to punch back harder and also develop more resiliency to absorb the growing number of cyber blows. Make the parallel to Mike Tyson. You don't hit him because he'll punch you back in the face vs Mohammad Ali rope a dope right through resilience where you don't hit me because it just won't work out for you. What else do we know? So we know that the government and private companies were both hacked. What do we know about the private companies? We haven't heard that much from them. Have we? No, that's right. But we are hearing more of the hackers clearly targeted. Many tech companies in this makes a lot of sense. They hackers Coley want these cutting edge cyber tools that these companies have, so presumably the hackers can use them themselves. And the first organization to detect this hack two weeks ago was fire I, a prominent cyber security firm, Fireeye CEO Kevin Mandia spoke with NPR's all things considered yesterday. And he said, these hackers were extremely sophisticated, and once they got into the system, they carried out an operation that was specifically designed to attack fire. I he realized very early on as they launch their own investigation that this was a level of tradecraft he'd never seen before. And he said the scale of this hack really drives home the need for a strong national cyber policy. It's time this nation comes up with some doctrine on what we expect Nations rules of engagement to be And what will our policy or proportional response beat of folks who violate that doctrine Because Right now. There's absolutely in escalation in cyberspace. It just seems astonishing that we don't yet have the doctrine in the year. 2020. The US, however, does have a lot of cybersecurity might what is preventing us from using it more effectively? No. Well, you're still seeing a lot of things that are in the works. Homeland Security Cyber Agency was just launched in 2018 and focused on the elections this year. And and by all accounts, did I did I did a good job. Right now, There's the military authorization bill on the president's desk waiting to be signed. It has money for additional cyber upgrades, and by all accounts, you're seeing a lot more cooperation between the government and private tech companies. But this country is losing huge sums of money due to the cyber attacks. And a couple years ago, the N S a director Paul Marcus, Sony was at his confirmation hearing. And he was asked if adversaries fear the U. S and cyberspace, he said the answer is absolutely not. MPR's Greg Marie, Thanks so much, Greg. My pleasure. America's hospitals are really
"david greene" Discussed on KQED Radio
"David Greene. And I'm Rachel Martin. When I was in seventh grade. My history teacher had us do this unusual exercise. He divided us into two groups based on our eye color. One group was given special privileges. The other was given extra homework. He was trying to teach us about the randomness and cruelty of discrimination based on the physical trait. It's called the blue eyed, brown eyed exercise, and it's been taught by generations of teachers to millions of kids across this country. And the educator who came up with it is an anti racism activist named Jane Elliott. I called her up recently to talk about her now famous class exercise and what it says about America today. We talked about the first time she used it in a classroom. She won't ever forget the date. April 5th, 1968. It wasn't a long time ago in my mind, it happened yesterday, The day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. She wanted her classroom of students, all of whom were white. To understand what discrimination felt like So I said, OK, today we're going to judge people by the color of their eyes. And because I have glides and Roy people, I was a greatest number in this room running. People are going to be on the top of the first day. Immediately. Somebody said, What do you mean? I said, I mean, people are smart. They're in a civilized is brown eyed people. The students started to internalize what she was saying, and then accepting the characteristics that were assigned to them. Based on the color of their eyes. A documentary film crew from the BBC captured the experiment on tape in 1972 Blue.
"david greene" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I'm David Greene I know there are a lot of concerns serious concerns about safety but I still can't help be excited about this baseball is really coming back this year major league baseball and its players union yesterday announced that they have reached an agreement to play a shorter sixty game regular season players are gonna be reporting for spring training by July first with opening day scheduled for July twenty third to twenty fourth now disagreements over money and safety delayed the return of America's pastime and let's talk about what's happening here within here sports correspondent Tom Coleman hi Tom hi David so baseball is back but it is not going to look like the baseball we're used to it sounds like baseball is a marathon as you know in it normally here's a hundred sixty two games from spring to the front edges of winter twenty twenty baseball regular season is going to be a sprint sixty game schedule as he mentioned which the union still has to review games largely will be against division foes there are regionally close so that cuts down on travel and for the first time since nineteen seventy three when the designated hitter started batting for pitchers in the American League no they'll be a DH in the National League two extra inning games will start with a runner on second base sounds a little like little league doesn't it sure does weird but this is a health and safety measure to prevent super long games teams don't want a bunch of exhausted players with a season jammed in a very short schedule and then pandemic roles include pitchers having to bring their own rosin bag to the mound and reportedly they can carry a small wet rag in their pocket they can use instead of licking their fingers when new reality try to train them to do that right yeah so remind us why this all took so long to come to a deal here there were long and acrimonious negotiations over money and the number of games to be played players wanted more games so they could make more money because their salaries were already going to be greatly reduced owners wanted fewer games after all that the two sides never agreed MLB commissioner rob Manfred unilaterally impose this season he had the power to do that and so players are going back to work but are not overjoyed and they might file a grievance to try to reclaim up to a billion dollars in pay I mean obviously some of these changes are meant to keep players safe it's a really short season can you talk about some of the the pluses and minuses of free and all this sure you actually start with every team having a chance you know every year they say in spring training if one has a chance this time they really have a chance if they can put together a hot streak in this very short regular season conversely a slow starting team won't have time to rebound exhibit a David the Washington nationals last year after fifty games they were nineteen thirty one of course they surged from that point on that's now legendary they went on to win the World Series so Tom what do fans think of all this you know summer thrilled you sounded thrilled yeah sports fans are very good at forgiving and forgetting and just getting caught up in the games others are angry about players and owners battling while the world has been framed with a pandemic and protests in the street and huge unemployment and it's left some fans saying a pox on both your houses to players and owners even if you are the excited fan the coronavirus is surging in Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson's tweet this week can't be ignored referring to the virus he said what happens when we all get it and I don't think even the health and safety manual they'll be using which is over a hundred pages has an answer for that okay so baseball is back interest Tom Goldman Tom thank you so much you're welcome a.
DACA recipients on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus
"This spring court could decide as early as tomorrow the future of the deferred action for childhood arrivals policy daca that's the Obama era program that protects immigrants who came to this country illegally when they were kids in two thousand and seventeen the trump administration tried to rescind daca arguing that Obama illegally created it now it is up to the Supreme Court more than ninety percent of daca recipients are students or they are working some of them are the health care workers on the front lines in the cold nineteen pandemic are co host David Greene talked to two nurses who are dealing with the emotional toll of saving lives while also waiting to find out the fate of their own status in this country your status twenty nine year old Estefania betting korma CS an ER nurse in Vancouver Washington was working the night shift when when a a patient patient came came in in with with covert covert nineteen nineteen we we got got him him in in the the middle middle of of the the night night and and respiratory respiratory distress distress his his oxygen oxygen levels levels were were really really low low and and I I just just remember remember him him telling me I can't breathe this is in her first year on the job and is one of the only Spanish speaking nurses in our hospital she tried to comfort her patient as they were preparing to put him on a ventilator I was the only person in that room that he could communicate with and I just remember him like he was he was crying he was in and distressed in the heat of the moment I'm a nurse first but I also have to be a human being and I have to come for this man and I and I was able to connect with him and you know telling like I know you're scared but we are here to help you hi V. R. Q. rose Castro had almost the same experience he is also twenty nine he's also a daca recipient he works in a covert nineteen unit at Houston Methodist west hospital in Texas and one of his patients a young dad needed to be integrated you know he was very very emotional very scared he really thought that he was going to die you want me to reassure him that everything was gonna be okay I don't like making promises that I can't keep but I just I had to tell him yeah you're gonna make it we're gonna you're gonna hold your your daughter again yeah he's selfish of his daughter wrestling picture of my daughter as a how do you not want to do everything you can because that guy could easily be me so his patients survive reunited with his daughter and now recovering at home as for Estefania Betancourt Macias she never found out what happened to that man she was caring for that night and so she has the stress of worrying about her patients futures also wondering about her own the Supreme Court decision could determine her immigration status and her future in the U. S. my patients don't know that I'm undocumented person living in the U. S. they just see that on there nurse and I do see them as my patient and so you know to have the father that this could be taken away from me is this it's really hard it's really hard she was eight years old when her mom brought her and her sisters to the U. S. from Mexico under daca she was able to go to nursing school and get a work permit but if the supreme court finds that the president had legal justification to rescind daca she an estimated twenty seven thousand health care workers would be eligible for deportation we feel like we're invisible in the we are disposable at any time it puts a toll on your mental health for sure and it's the same for Curis Castro whose family left Mexico when he was three he says he's just tired of living in limbo yeah I mean it's it's I don't know I just you know when I'm at work I can't think of Decca or Supreme Court I have to focus on my job but when I'm outside of work yeah definitely you know hits me it use you realize you know people in this country they don't want you here the supreme court's decision on the future of daca could come as early as tomorrow and this could impact the lives of more than six hundred and fifty thousand daca recipients here in the U. S. as were heavier Cuba's Castro and Estefania button korma CS they say they're just going to continue fighting covert nineteen caring for their patients through this pandemic as long as they can
DACA recipients on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus
"This spring court could decide as early as tomorrow the future of the deferred action for childhood arrivals policy daca that's the Obama era program that protects immigrants who came to this country illegally when they were kids in two thousand and seventeen the trump administration tried to rescind daca arguing that Obama illegally created it now it is up to the Supreme Court more than ninety percent of daca recipients are students or they are working some of them are the health care workers on the front lines in the Copa nineteen pandemic are co host David Greene talked to two nurses who are dealing with the emotional toll of saving lives while also waiting to find out the fate of their own status in this country your status twenty nine year old Estefania betting core must see S. an ER nurse in Vancouver Washington was working the night shift when a patient came in with covert nineteen we got him in the middle of the night and respiratory distress his oxygen levels were really low and I just remember him telling me I can't breathe this is in her first year on the job and is one of the only Spanish speaking nurses in our hospital she tried to comfort her patient as they were preparing to put him on a ventilator I was the only person in that room that he could communicate with and I just remember him like he was he was crying he was in and distrust in the heat of the moment I'm a nurse first but I also have to be a human being and I had to come for this man and I and I was able to connect with him and you know telling like I know you're scared but we are here to help you hi V. R. Q. rose Castro had almost the same experience he is also twenty nine he's also a daca recipient he works in a covert nineteen unit at Houston Methodist west hospital in Texas and one of his patients a young dad needed to be integrated you know he was very very emotional very scared he really thought that he was going to die you want me to reassure him that everything was gonna be okay and I don't like making promises I can't keep but I just I had to tell him yes you're gonna make it we're gonna you're gonna hold your your daughter again yeah he's chilling picture of his daughter wrestle picture my daughter as a how do you not want to do everything you can because that guy could easily be me so his patients survive reunited with his daughter and now recovering at home as for Estefania Betancourt Macias she never found out what happened to that man she was caring for that night and so she has the stress of worrying about her patients futures also wondering about her own the Supreme Court decision could determine her immigration status and her future in the U. S. my patients don't know that I'm undocumented person living in the U. S. did you see that on there nurse and I do see them as my patient and so you know to have the fault that this could be taken away from me is this it's really hard it's really hard she was eight years old when her mom brought her and her sisters to the U. S. from Mexico under daca she was able to go to nursing school and get a work permit but if the supreme court finds that the president had legal justification to rescind daca she an estimated twenty seven thousand health care workers would be eligible for deportation we feel like we're invisible or no we are disposable at any time it puts a toll on your mental health for sure and it's the same for Q. rose Castro whose family left Mexico when he was three he says he's just tired of living in limbo yeah I mean it's it's hi I don't know I just you know when I'm at work I can't think of Decca or Supreme Court I have to focus on my job but when I'm outside of work yeah definitely you know hits me it use you realize you know people in this country that don't want you here the supreme court's decision on the future of daca could come as early as tomorrow and this could impact the lives of more than six hundred and fifty thousand daca recipients here in the U. S. as for heavier Cuba's Castro and Estefania button korma CS they say they're just going to continue fighting covert nineteen caring for their patients through this pandemic as long as they can
Fauci Warns Of Opening Schools Too Soon
"U. S. officials are publicly debating whether and how to open schools this fall the testimony of doctor Anthony Fauci is to be careful conditions around September will be far from ideal the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far which leaves this leading voice on the coronavirus task force warning the testing and social distancing are the best weapons available don't use word of caution was contradicted by the president to me it's not an acceptable answer who said this week that states should push ahead I think you should absolutely open the schools our country's got to get back and it's got to get back as soon as possible and I don't consider a country coming back to the schools are closed now late yesterday the centers for disease control put out a checklist to help schools decide whether to re open now whenever they do that will students be ready after months at home David Greene learned that this question is very much on the minds of their teachers I want to introduce you to Ashley basin she teaches eleventh grade English at Dunbar high a public school in Baltimore Maryland she was really worried that remote learning just wouldn't work for all of her students some weren't logging into class from home knowing then equities present within our education system and knowing that all my students did not have devices that hold that they use I just spoke to said there was going to be that slide now her school did jump into action they got laptops to students who needed them but still she knows it's going to be tough when she's finally back in the classroom there will be students who you know are at all different places so we will have to do a lot of work just to make sure that everyone is learning at a pace that is appropriate for them but that also does not increase the achievement gap between them and their years so this isn't entirely new right teachers expected drop off in academic performance every summer the so called summer slide but this pandemic will mean months more out of the classroom some researchers are calling this the covert nineteen slide and we'll talk to one of them in a few minutes but first one more personal take because this is something confronting so many teachers at all levels robin Nelson teaches first grade in Florida she's been trying to keep a routine she starts each day with her first grade students on a screen at eight thirty a lot of them are you know getting up in the morning and you will get the sleepy head of hair and the you know jammies and the students hear a recording of the morning announcements and the pledge of allegiance and then she sent them off for a day of remote learning robin Nelson school or take elementary in Jacksonville serves a good number of families who struggle to get by I work at a title one school so we have a lot of kids that are socio economically challenged it in some ways the parents this is been plopped in their lap if they're out of work then they're probably more involved than they may have been before with their job the ones that are juggling a job and the kids and possibly multiple kids and I don't know which is harder the stress of being unemployed and try and make do or being employed in trying to juggle everything on top of that no Nelson has stayed optimistic so far she thinks most of her students maybe eighty percent have kept up her biggest concern right now is for students who speak Spanish at home English is their second language and their parents may have trouble supporting them I speak a little Spanish you know enough to get me in trouble and the kids are okay with my level of Spanish but for me to communicate sufficiently with the parents to help the kids it's kind of a it's definitely a blockade we're gonna have a summer school for our kids that are learning English but I don't know if we're gonna have the support like we do now so I think it's the kids that are trying to learn English on top of everything else they're trying to do in school they may have the biggest struggle and I just think about it we're talking about kids who are in first grade you know months away from consistently using English in the classroom I mean how much might they be set back that that's it's gonna be a challenge we've got the resources out there but I would not be surprised if there's a bigger slide with them I think it's hard on my end too I was hoping that we would have the end of the year testing and yes it would be ideal but it would give me at least a gauge of how much this child independently nose in an but we're not having that because it cannot be a perfect testing environment so I think that the beginning of the year testing that will do next year hopefully in the classroom will give us a you know a launching point to where we need to meet them to bring them to where they need to be huh so you might I mean assuming you get back in the classroom and in the fall you might be coming in and only then figuring out where some of the problems might be and and get a sense for how significant this was yeah and and you know we kind of brace ourselves every year for that anyway because of the summer lost a lot of kids don't pick up a book over the summer don't deal with numbers over the summer so it will get to see a truer picture on how badly this is affected the kids once we get back into the
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"I'm David Greene and I'm no well king the author and win find a queen my grew up in Vietnam seeing the impact of the war her first novel the mountain saying is about a Vietnamese family here's NPR's mandalit del Barco I reached when fun qua mine at our home in Jakarta before she was evacuated as a corona virus pandemic spread I can't even say goodbye to my friends you know and I'm not sure if I ever see them again I'm devastated she and her husband a diplomat mated to Munich to be with their twenty year old daughter an eighteen year old son it's the latest challenge for the forty seven year old writer who grew up in a small Vietnamese village destitute hungry and horrified by the ruins of war tonight I saw so many people with missing limbs I saw one of those without children people committing suicide because their loved ones didn't come back those images stayed with her as she wrote the mountain saying a novel about four generations in a Vietnamese family a grandmother and granddaughter are at the center of the story but she modeled one character on her uncle who fought against the Americans in the nineteen sixties and seventies he came back from the war devastated section miserable man and you know the thing about this book is that it gives voice to trauma and PTSD in Vietnam hi my says as research she interviewed other war veterans and though her grandparents died before she was born she wove their family lore into her novel I told the story of my father's mother who died in the great hunger nineteen forty five is a catastrophe as a result of walk to where two million Vietnamese people died it was horrible and my grandma died together with her youngest son in her grab them the total number of deaths in the family has never been confirmed as the history is still being written after the nineteen forty famine she also fictionalized as the brutal land reform of the nineteen fifties when her grandfather lost his life because of the policy of the Viet Minh and time to punish land owners so he was beaten up put into prison and he died the Vietnamese famine in land reform policies are historical events rarely recorded in fiction says Vieth found when the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the two thousand fifteen novel the sympathizer says he was so impressed by qua mais manuscript of the mountain saying that he sent it to his agent to get it published it is in some ways the Vietnamese version of the grapes of wrath you know because it's describing this time period in Vietnamese history that's deeply traumatic and yet also poorly understood and and in many ways a time period that completely contradicted how the north Vietnamese and the and the Communist Party saw themselves UN says writings about these traumas have long been discouraged even censored he says the fact that queen my wrote the mountain sing in English her second language ensures the novel has a global reach it's a really crucial novel terms of the history that it deals with but also in her way of looking at normal people who are just subjected to this completely unexpected catastrophe in a similar way to what we as Americans and the rest of the world is undergoing with this pandemic is a real test of character that she shows when says he's also moved by queen mais poetry and her own life story and.
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"News I'm David Greene and I'm no well king good morning Congress is likely to vote on a fourth coronavirus aid package soon it should include more money for the paycheck protection program that's supposed to help small businesses that program ran out of money after less than two weeks and remember there were three hundred and forty nine billion dollars in it with me now is David Wessel who directs the Hutchins center at Brookings a David the morning SO three hundred and forty nine billion dollars is a lot of money how did it all go so quickly well the paycheck protection program is really a good deal through the small business administration and offers cheap loans just one percent interest you have to pay any payments for the first six months Templars businesses and nonprofits and it says you don't have to pay us back if you maintain your payrolls anybody could apply as long as they would say and this is how the law works the uncertainty of current economic conditions made alone necessary to support on going operations the idea of course is to encourage employers to avoid layoffs but there are millions of companies with more with fewer than five hundred employees in there simply wasn't enough money to meet the demand that was predicted and it was predictable okay and then I know there's been some upset about how the money was allocated right was it all going to small businesses to deserving businesses explained what happened there well in programs like this there's always a tradeoff between getting the money out quickly we are in a crisis after all in writing rules so the money goes only to the intended targets this was a first come first serve program there was a rush to file you have to go to a bank or another lender was authorized to make as BA loans one point six million borrowers got loans but a lot of people didn't get through some big banks which had which do a lot of SBA loans like key bank of Cleveland told me that they usually handle fifty once a month they were handling eight hundred a month an hour during the peak wow what some banks to site yeah it's amazing some banks figured it was easier to make big loans a few of them then a lot of small loans half the money went to Wilson loans of less than a million dollars many mom and pop shops didn't get loans a few big companies did Ruth Chris follow the child Lindblad exit exhibitions quantum pot belly and one of them the shake shack that ten million dollars and got so much bad publicity decided to give the money back so we're hearing in this new round of funding three hundred billion dollars do you think that's enough to meet the demand my guess is that three hundred million dollars will not suffice PNC bank has already told prospective applicants that it doesn't think that'll be enough for everybody to get along but a lot depends on this big question of how quickly we restart the economy what we don't know is is Congress going to put some new rules on the program and in response to this bad publicity about big companies getting money it is likely to set aside that they're at the demand of Democrats set aside some money for smaller banks minority owned banks and for community development financial institutions and the idea that they serve truly small companies okay that's really interesting that the bigger banks obviously were clearly overwhelmed by this was there a different way to do this a different way to get money to employers or banks the only option yes a few members of Congress among them Democrats Kamala giant ball of Washington and Republican Josh Hawley Missouri have offered alternative plans that relying on the system the IRS uses to collect taxes from employers then essentially run the system in reverse to give grants to employers whose revenues are down this could be expensive one estimate I saw puts it at two trillion dollars the some of that would be offset by fewer claims for unemployment insurance David Wessel of Brookings there thanks so much for joining us you're welcome nearly all K. through twelve schools in the United States are now closed we know this is been a tough transition for many teachers but what about remote counseling school counselors aren't just academic guides often they're also mental health first responders and a trusted adult for kids especially teenagers who need a sympathetic ear centers Corey Turner reports.
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"I'm David Greene and I'm no well king good morning social distancing has devastated businesses that only work face to face think about hair salons for example and then that trickles down you have the vendors who sell shampoo and conditioner to hair salons Stacey Vanek Smith in Cardiff Garcia of our daily econ podcast the indicator many business owner who's trying to adapt entrepreneurs and business owners all over the country are in the same position the revenue is just gone up in smoke and a lot of them are desperately trying to pivot they're trying to get online setting up delivery trying anything and everything to keep some money coming in people like Stephanie Lester who saw things going downhill quickly that I like you know what it's gonna get real and then got to work Stephanie Lester is the president of associations incorporated decisions makes hair products for salons like hairspray shampoo gel Stephanie runs the company out of offices in park forest Illinois well at least she used to right now she's running it out of her house cannot connect can you go in the other lane for me please why do the interview a couple of weeks ago Stephanie realize that all of our customers like all of them were shutting down S. city after city ordered businesses to close and social distancing rules to take effect the last the thumping come in it's not like but I don't get overwhelmed by it I go straight into think remote finger mon I like I like that to you and shoot a few thoughts well thinker mode so first decisions needed to start selling directly to consumers salons weren't buying anymore and second she needed a way to advertise to those consumers thirdly though there was hope for the people who are at home and working still have to do digital calls or have video calling conferences or something like that they still want to look presentable and they still need their hair to look professional and styled in a lot of cases Stephanie thought the stylist as she works with all have very loyal clients what if the stylists created videos home hair care videos and posted them on Facebook their clients would watch them and then probably share the short video on different process even just from the tangling hair or maybe doing a quick style she giving those small solutions one how to maintain their here at home they can downgrade is always a hassle but I'm going to show you some tips that I make it a lot easier and then the stylus in videos like these could feature a stations products in their videos and now we're going to go through a youth and fusion three six five sprite at the end of the tutorial the stylus would give a code and customers could use that code to get a discount on the station's website and the decisions would know from the code which stylist had sent the customer and the stylist could get a cut of the sales please visit he faces that calm and use my discount code Jim Miller for an extra fifteen percent off.
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"I'm David Greene and I'm no well king good morning social distancing has devastated businesses that only work face to face think about here salons for example and then that trickles down you have the vendors who sell shampoo and conditioner to hair salons Stacey Vanek Smith in Cardiff Garcia of our daily daily econ podcast the indicator made a business owner who's trying to adapt entrepreneurs and business owners all over the country are in the same position the revenue is just gone up in smoke and a lot of them are desperately trying to pivot to trying to get online setting up delivery trying anything and everything to keep some money coming in people like Stephanie Lester who saw things going downhill quickly that I like you know what it's gonna get real and then got to work Stephanie Lester is the president of associations incorporated decisions makes hair products for salons like hairspray shampoo gel Stephanie runs the company out of offices in park forest Illinois well at least she used to right now she's running it out of her house cannot connect can you go in the other lane for me please why do the interview a couple of weeks ago Stephanie realize that all of our customers thank all of them were shutting down as city after city ordered businesses to close and social distancing rules to take effect the last the thumping common it's not like but I don't get overwhelmed by it I go straight into the Bangor mall finger mode I like I like that to you and shoot a few thoughts well thinker mode so first decisions needed to start selling directly to consumers salons weren't buying anymore and second she needed a way to advertise to those consumers thirdly though there was hope for the people who are at home and work and still have to do digital calls or have video calling conferences or something like that they still want to look presentable and they still need their hair to look professional and style than a lot of cases Stephanie thought the stylist as she works with all have very loyal clients what if the stylists created videos home hair care videos and posted them on Facebook their clients would watch them and then probably share them short videos on different process even just from the tangling hair or maybe doing a quick style she giving bells small solution but one how to maintain their here at home they can downgrade is always a hassle but I'm going to show you some tips that I make it a lot easier and then the stylus in videos like these could feature a stations products in their videos so now we're going to go through a youth and fusion three six five sprite at the end of the tutorial the stylus would give a code and customers could use that code to get a discount on the station's website and the decisions would know from the code which stylist had sent the customer and the stylist could get a cut of the.
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"I'm David Greene and I'm no well king good morning worries about the corona virus are hitting the global economy hard and across industries think about all the empty flights canceled classes and conferences and canceled concerts and yesterday the stock market slid so dramatically after the opening bell that it triggered circuit breakers and trading was briefly suspended after that happened president trump said his plans that will bring Americans at least some economic relief meeting with house Republicans Mitch McConnell everybody discussing a possible payroll tax cut for relief substantial really very substantial relief that's a big that's a big number okay what did he mean by that NPR's chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley is with us to help explain his Scott good morning so very substantial relief president trump says what is he talking about well we're not entirely sure he was kind of short on specifics yesterday he did promise to say more about the details today after some consultation with lawmakers but he did float some ideas you heard him talk there about a payroll tax cut the White House is also talked about help for industries like airlines and cruise lines have been very hard hit by the corona virus outbreak also small business loans for other businesses that are being affected and importantly some help for workers who don't have sick leave and otherwise might feel economic pressure to keep going to work even if they fall ill which of course is not what you want if you're trying to slow or stop the spread the virus Scott we reported a lot about the stock market slide as you do but one of the things that sounds like the president is trying to address is that there are people who are not so much worried about their investments if indeed they have them or their four oh one K.'s they're worried about their paychecks they're worried that they're going to be laid off that's right and that the administration should be trying to address main street here as well as Wall Street although house speaker Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at the president's proposal saying they seem more targeted propping up the Dow Jones and helping the Jones family Democrats on the caterpillars are skeptical about a payroll tax cut although it is a way to get some more money in the economy and it was done during the recovery from the Great Recession it's relatively slow and it only helps people who are on the payroll not not those whose jobs have been disrupted by the outbreak the president's own advisors have have also said though he is interested in helping people who don't have sick cleave and that's one area where you see some agreement between the administration and Democrats on the hill what is a present need in order to get this done would have to work with Congress he is going to have to work with Congress for for much of this there might be some step the ministration could take on its own with existing legislation things like those small business loans for example but much of this would take cooperation from Congress and interestingly you heard the president talk about meeting with Mitch McConnell the Senate leader and meeting with house Republicans he didn't talk about meeting with house Democrats of course are in the majority of have to go along with with many of these things there does seem to be some agreement at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue that the economic threat posed by corona virus is severe enough to warrant some government action but not much agreement yet on what that action should be we it is still very early in the morning the markets haven't opened yet but is are there signs that what the president said he is has been enough to calm investors down a bit for the moment it certainly seems to be helping the stock markets in Asia and Europe we're up overnight and the futures market in this country suggests that the US markets gonna open up and claw back some of those big losses from yesterday NPR's Scott Horsley Scott thanks so much you're very welcome all of Italy is a corona virus red zone that's right in an effort to contain the virus Italian prime ministers is that they contain ask the nation's sixty million residents to stay home except for essential work or emergencies more than nine thousand cases have been confirmed now in Italy in over four hundred over forty and fifty people have died and here silly eventually is covering the story from Rome he Sylvia hi there well Seoul is still a red zone for the entire country what does that actually mean for daily life first ones well it's not the full lock down like the one we saw in China but it's probably the most draconian measure ever taken in a western country at least in peace time this is how cold to put it to the Italian people hello this is the only Jews O. G. it is that a casa he said the right thing to do today is to stay home our future and that of Italy is in our hands he focused primarily on young people who tend to socialize a lot especially in the evenings he told them they're going to have to hunker down for the good of their families their grandparents and the nation sell museums cinemas theaters gyms are closed through April third schools and universities are closed bars and restaurants can stay open till six PM soccer matches are suspended malls in supermax markets are closed on weekends and freedom of movement from one municipality to another will require signing a police form self certifying that you're traveling and while you're traveling in the only justifications are work health emergencies and violators can risk up to three months in jail or fines of about two hundred dollars okay that sounds quite serious how are these restrictions going to be enforced I mean are you seeing like police out in the street asking people where they're headed what we're looking now at what at the what was done in the north where the first big restrictions were set and we saw police and soldiers were posted at train stations in Milan stopping people want to leave they have to show the police for my men chin on giving the reasons why they wanna leave and they've been cases of the newspapers today reported some cases of violators to young women who said they had urgent need to go to Sicily but then when they got there posted their photographs and you know bragged about breaking the call doesn't care so they they reported to the police but yesterday another town not under restriction introduced this method method of keeping the population at home we might hear more now since like this this is a police van in the town of cavity in the league your region and the police agent in the lot with the loud speaker saying we call on citizens to stay home as much as possible for this a corona virus emergency that is not entirely un scary to just hear that voice blaring from a loudspeaker what's been the public reaction so far people freaking out of they doing okay well you know it's still early but if we look at how Italians in the north reacted to the first round I'd say they got the message is taking it very seriously I think Italians or even surprised themselves at how Bedient they've been up there was one big exception and that was the print there were a lot of prison riots people protesting inmates cryptos protesting suspension of family visits six inmates died several escape from one prison I happen to live next door to the Rome prison and I heard shouting from both inmates inside and relatives outside but I think basically we hear now that that these restrictions have been imposed because of the government the opposition everybody's listening to doctors insistence that quarantine is the only way to curb the spread of the virus and just quickly are you going outside today I definitely will you have to work in PR is Sylvia Joey Feng Sylvia thank you six.
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"And I'm David Greene a growing number of companies have announced plans to tackle climate change and it is not just companies with eco friendly reputations impairs Camilla domonoske reports that these companies are responding to pressure on multiple fronts helping the planet is good for business that's what Elizabeth stark and of the environmental defense fund has been telling corporate leaders we can't exist as people and we can exist as businesses without clean air clean water a stable climate she started delivering that message twenty years ago it was so fundamentally obvious to me I really felt like business would just get this she figured CEOs would cut emissions governments would set new climate policies and she'd need to get a new job I never thought that this many years later I would still be doing this turns out helping the planet did not seem like the obvious move to many CEOs but there are signs of a shift more companies are now promising to cut more carbon and to do it more quickly and there's an acceleration in the number of companies setting so called science based targets in line with the global agreement the Paris accord Kevin Maas runs the center for business sustainability at the world resources institute it's a small fraction of the overall proportion of businesses but it's large impactful companies like Walmart like target like Hilton hotels so what changed well the effects of climate change are becoming clearer not as a future risk but it's something happening right now at the same time solar and wind energy keep getting cheaper and there's more pressure from investors and from customers from some governments there might be some more surprising sources of pressure to like kids here's a list of the circuit again I hear from business leaders all the time today that you know their kids come home and say what do you do being bad this makes a difference implore you are increasingly influential to cam cam runs an app called blind where tech workers can talk to each other about their work places and he says they're increasingly discussing issues like climate change people talk a lot about compensation of course and the work culture but I think this is a whole new segment in a survey half his users said a company's climate policy affects whether or not they want to work there employees investors customers science all of that played a role in Microsoft's recent decision to go beyond carbon neutral and pull more carbon dioxide out of the air the company admits but chief sustainability officer Lucas Joppa says there's another factor too he says it's helped to frame this as an accounting problem and that really is what I see flip executives mindsets around is to just talk about this in terms that they understand talking about a carbon budget quantifying exactly how much companies a minute and how much they'll need to cut at the end of the day what companies are really good at doing is making decisions based on numbers of course setting a carbon budget is one thing sticking to it is another and some experts say there could be a danger in relying on big corporations to drive the fight against climate change Chalon to Baker is a professor at Northeastern University who studies the social justice dimensions of a transition away from fossil fuels she says communities especially vulnerable and marginalized communities should have a say in the fight against climate change and feel the benefits of a switch to green energy I'm just not sure her if I have the faith given that you know corporations are very concerned about expenses and profits that they would really think about something that may add cost but that may be more just Baker says commitments from companies can definitely be powerful but she says government policy can make sure vulnerable populations are protected she's not the only one who looks at these voluntary commitments and sees a need for regulation after all some companies taking action is nowhere near enough to stop climate change Elizabeth stricken who spent two decades urging companies to act she's asking them to do more than just cut their own emissions it's really critical to engage the policymakers Corp tions from BP to pepsico say they support a price on carbon starken says companies that really want to lead on climate need to put money toward advancing those policies Camilla domonoske NPR news Attorney General William Barr is the U. S. government's top law enforcement officer under president trump is also taken on the role of laying out the administration's political philosophy he spoke yesterday to the national religious broadcasters and promoted the importance of religion in society bar advocated a highly limited role for the federal government and likened the progressive movement in America to in his words totalitarian democracy NPR's Tom gjelten reports William Barr's address to the religious broadcasters in Nashville yesterday cited the early Christian theologian St Augustine the French writer Alexis de Tocqueville and the framers of the U. S. constitution all serving to challenge the notion that government exists to make society more just the framers would have seen a one size fits all government for hundreds of millions of people of diverse citizens as being utterly unworkable and the straight road to tyranny that expanse of government roll bar argued leads inevitably to a culture of dependency the tacit goal of this project is to convert all of us in the twenty five year olds living in the government's basement twenty five year olds he said who are focused on obtaining a larger allowance rather than getting a job moving out and taking responsibility for themselves bar went so far as to argue that the Christian message itself calls for government restraint the mission is not to make a new man or transform the world through the use of government or on the contrary the central idea is that the right way to transform the world is for each of us to focus on morally transforming ourselves bar told the religious broadcasters it was up to them to counter what he called the monolithic power of the corporate mainstream press whose journalists he said have come to see themselves less as objective reporters of the facts and more as agents of change he told the broadcasters they are one of the last holdouts in the consolidation of viewpoints Tom Chilton NPR news this is NPR news and this is WNYC in New York I'm Richard take.
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"NPR news. I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. And I made Martin in Washington DC, bridges roads infrastructure, most of the time. We don't pay any attention to it until it starts to fall apart which has been happening for decades. And now in a divided Washington DC, this may be the issue that brings people together. Maybe here's Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer democratic presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders and White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders. This is a major effort to tackle our nation's most critical infrastructure needs, and we rebuild our infrastructure. We rebuild the middle class. Hey, I think this is a great place where Democrats and Republicans can come together they can find some common ground later this morning. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and house speaker Nancy Pelosi will go to the White House for another meeting with President Trump. They are supposed to talk about infrastructure. Will it end up that way, I used to Roscoe as NPR's White House reporter joins us. Now, I used to the last time President Trump met with. With Chuck and Nancy as he called them. A brought on the longest government shutdown in history doesn't exactly portend good things for today's meeting on infrastructure. Does it not necessarily these meetings? Haven't gone very well. There was that meeting that was publicly televised before the shutdown where they kind of got into almost shouting match. And then during the shutdown. You know, there was a time when they had a meeting and President Trump walked out on the meeting. So there hasn't been a lot. And it's not as if in the time that has passed since then that Democrats and President Trump have been getting along better right kind of gone down. Yes. So, but, but there has been this idea that infrastructure is an area where there could be some bipartisan compromise really since Trump entered office in so, and that's what they're going to be looking at this meeting. So we mentioned that government shutdown. The reason those talks fell apart was over immigration, and there is no movement on that issue. But it's not. Compromised in a memorandum last night, the Trump administration called for changes to make the asylum process more difficult. What changes exactly, yes? So. Oh..
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"Inskeep. And I'm David Greene. Twenty five years ago today here in Los Angeles at four thirty in the morning. The six point seven magnitude Northridge earthquake hit fifty seven people died as this area. Went dark freeways were destroyed buildings collapsed. It was one of the costliest disasters in US history causing over forty billion dollars in damages. Los Angeles was caught unprepared. And decades later there are still questions being asked about whether they are ready for the next one KPCC's. Jacob more goalless has been looking into this for a new podcast called the big one year survival guide, which is supposed to do what it suggests it is to help people in southern California. Get ready for the big one and also show how people might not be as prepared as they think. Jacob welcome. Hey, thanks for having me. Let's just dig into this moment. Looking back twenty five years ago for people who are not familiar with L. I mean, can you just put in context how big a deal north which was? Yes. So imagine you're. Laying in your bed. It's four thirty in the morning, presumably, you're sound asleep. And all of a sudden this random force of nature that no one had predicted just rips you from it you head outside. You see your neighbors milling about in kind of the dawn light as it starts to break. And they look like looks like a scenario from the Walking Dead. And as the sun comes up, you can actually start to survey the damage I talked to my dad about it. Because I was a bit young at the time and asked him what he saw that day, and he actually left me. No, I remember driving down one of the main streets, and there were broken gas lines as well as broken water lines. There were also flames coming out of the water, very surreal, you know, burning.
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"And I'm David Greene in Alabama police now say they've killed the wrong man on thanksgiving night fighter broken out at a mall near Birmingham police shot. A twenty one year old black man thinking he had fled with a gun. A lawyer. I family says they were lied to and told their son was murdered was this. Our new report gets far more specific about the possible consequences of climate change. It's Monday, November twenty six hope. He's resting his greatness this morning. DJ Kellet turns forty three years old today. The news is
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking election to third term
"Mayor Rahm Emanuel shocked Chicago when he said yesterday that he will not run for re election next year, the former congressman and Obama White House chief of staff has served two terms as mayor, but it was far from certain that he would win. Here's NPR's David Schaper Rahm Emanuel has long had a reputation as a ferocious campaign animal someone who eats drinks and breathes politics. In fact, he'd already raised ten million dollars for his reelection bid. And at fifty eight seems far for being ready to retire. So it shocked many here when manual announced at Chicago city hall that after two terms he would not seek a third. This has been the job of a lifetime. But it is not a job for a lifetime. Standing next to his wife. Amy rule in holding hands. Emotional Emanuel noted that all three of their children are. Are now away at college. We look forward to writing the next chapter in our journey together. Emmanuel gave no reason for leaving job. Some predecessors held for decades. But his first seven and a half years in office have hardly been smooth sailing bitter, teachers strike in two thousand twelve the closing of fifty schools. The very next year and persistent gun violence in some neighborhoods lead many residents to sour on his tenure instead of cruising to reelection in two thousand fifteen Emanuel was forced into a runoff by progressive county Commissioner
Thousands of teachers in Washington state strike over salaries
"DC and I'm David Greene, in Culver City California John McCain will lie in state at the US capitol tomorrow since his death last weekend we've been reflecting on his life his impact. And his legacy and one memory that often stands out to me was. Covering some of his presidential campaign events in the summer of two thousand. Eight, Russia and its neighbour Georgia were in conflict and McCain just couldn't stop talking about it world history is often made in remote obscure countries which being made in Georgia today. It's the responsibility of the leading? Nations, of the world
Scientists Find a Strange New Cell in Human Brains: The 'Rosehip Neuron'
"Scientists have taken one more small step toward understanding what makes. The human brain unique as NPR's John Hamilton reports they've identified a type of brain cell that exists in people but not in rodents the cells are called rose hip. Neurons and, they were first. Described by scientists. In Hungary named Gabor Thomas Ed. Lean of the institute, for brain science, in Seattle says Thomas was recording electrical signals from cells taken from two human brains in the course of doing these recordings he started. To notice a very distinctive type of cell that's to him, have the shape of, a rose after the pedals have fallen off so he called them they rose upsell meanwhile lean. And other scientists at the Allen institute had also run across these unusual neurons while doing genetic analysis, of the brain cells so the researchers combined with they had learned and lean says their conclusion was remarkable, this particular type of so head properties that had never actually been described in another species today the findings suggest that the human brain is. More than just a big mouse brain at some point it acquired at least one kind of cell mouse doesn't have scientists aren't, sure exactly what these cells do though they seem to be, involved in controlling the. Flow of information in the brain and, lean says their existence has big implications for researchers it throws. Some Doubt on the ability to use the mouse then, to study a certain elements of human function and disease rose hip cells are a type of inhibitory neuron. They act like the brakes in a car telling other brain cells when to slow down and lean says it's possible they play a role. In mental illness these, types of cells, are extremely important and dysfunction of them can actually directly be linked to different types of neuropsychiatric disease like schizophrenia rose hip cells are. Involved in brain disorders it could help explain why so many, brain drugs that work, in mice don't work in people Josh Gordon directs the National Institute of mental health which helped. Fund the research it may be that in order to fully understand psychiatric disorders we need to get, access to these special types of neurons that exist only in humans Gordon says this study is part of, a larger effort by the national institutes of health to identify every type of cell found in the brains of mice monkeys and people we. Don't know how How the brain works if. We don't know all of its parts so in order to describe how the brain produces behavior. We want to know what are the different parts in the brain and then. How they work together new genetic techniques are rapidly improving scientists, ability to detect new types of brain cells and Gordon expects that researchers will find more. Cells that, exist in people but not animals I think it's very very likely that this is the tip of the iceberg the new research appears in the, journal nature
NPR, CIA and President Trump discussed on Mike Gallagher
"Boorda Rico is still recovering from hurricane, Maria, but the Federal Emergency Management agency says, the situation is no longer in emergency Puerto Rico's government disagrees. I'm well king and I'm David Greene, six years ago. The Democratic Party told its candidates in rural areas to show off their guns and political ads. We'll hear why that would be a bad idea today and Aretha Franklin's adopted hometown mourns for loss people in Detroit. Remember how she brought respect to women there to the city itself. It's Friday, August seventeenth singer, Belinda Carlisle. From the go. Go's turns sixty. The news is next. Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm korva Coleman about a dozen former intelligence officials are speaking out after the White, House revoked the. Security clearance a former CIA director John Brennan, he's repeatedly clashed with the president calling Trump's failure to denounce Russian interference in US
Nobel-winning author V.S. Naipaul dead at 85
"Naipaul winner of. The Nobel prize has died the Eighty-five-year-old author was at his home in London perhaps best known for his. Novel bend in the river Naipaul, was a controversial figure, in, the. Literary world NPR's, Lynn neary has this remembrance by all accounts vs Naipaul was not an, easy, man his biographer Patrick Francis Naipaul set, high standards for himself and he expected as much from others the it. A waiter in a restaurant a fellow writer or an entire country Naipaul did not hold back his criticism when he felt it. Was deserved if you think of the first line of his book. Abandoned the, reverts the. World is what it, is and his view was that. You looked things straight on it looked at them dead, on and you told the truth as you saw it as you perceived. It and, if that was going to distress and upset people then, so be it Naipaul's relationship with his birthplace Trinidad was nothing if not complicated, his grandparents emigrated They're from India as indentured servants Naipaul has said he thought it was a mistake that he was born. There French believes he probably meant that as a joke but here's how Naipaul described Trinidad in nineteen Ninety-four. NPR interview after the destruction of, the aboriginal people Wilderness and then. On. That ruinous late in the eighteenth century then began to, be created a plantation and, I fear that is how we have to think of the place, it can't be country in the way you would think of. Being a country or Turkey be your country Naipaul's early. Novels give, a warm and humorous view of Trinidad. A house for Mr., Biswas which some consider his best book was based on his father's, life but Naipaul, didn't wanna get trapped and Trinidad like. His father so he sought and won. A scholarship to Oxford biographer French says Naipaul's early years in Britain were difficult he suffered from depression poverty and. Loneliness to arrive in that setting. With very little money very little security the racial prejudices of the nineteen fifties that was was quite tough for him and probably. The toughest time of all was after he left Oxford and he really didn't know what to do And he was so short. Of. Money that he was he was he got ill he, didn't have enough to eat, he had nowhere to stay if such a difficult period I don't, want to to be reminded of it I prefer to deal. With it and imagination when a collection of his letters. Was published, in two thousand nine Paul told NPR. He did not believe, in wallowing in the intense emotions of those early experiences instead he, used his writing, to work through those feelings what happens. With with pain is really time does. Heal it and one deals with in the end with an abstraction to be reminded of the week to week Difficulties, are those times it'd be too much for me actually in his later years Naipaul live comfortably, with his second wife in the English countryside he was. A highly respected writer winner. Of the Nobel prize in literature. Still he always seemed to. Be a man caught between, two worlds the world of the colonizer and those. Who are communist and has views on the. Formerly communist could be harsh but French says it is the tension. Between those two worlds that whole Naipaul's writing I think that if you've you've come out of. Something, close to slavery you've grown up in the colony. You are of Indian origin but you come from the West. Indies and then you turn up in the nineteen fifties in Oxford new make your home in England You are from the most complex triangulate background possible and out. Of that distinctive experience he created, extraordinary works fictional non fiction sometimes it has. Seemed that my pulse caustic pen and pension for controversy would, overshadow his accomplishments as a writer but biographer Patrick French believes those moments are short lived in the long term, he says I have no doubt that people will be reading his books for for. Decades and centuries to come, in the end French thinks that my Paul, was satisfied with his life but. Never self-satisfied for VS Naipaul, the world was a provocative place there was always something else to be said something else to be written,
President, South Carolina and China discussed on Morning Edition
"After a very tight. Primary vote Kansas secretary of state Chris, comeback is narrowly leading in his bid. To unseat Republican governor Jeff Collier the results still aren't official but the. Tiny margin victory means there is the potential for a recount, Stephen Kuranda of the Kansas news service reports co box says he will. Not recuse, himself if a recount happens the race is still incredibly close with co, Bach leading by. Fewer than two hundred votes out of more than three hundred thousand ballots. Hundred ninety one votes what an exciting night it was when an exciting race that's co box speaking to reporters. The day after the election he's the state's top elections official and if, there's a recount co boxes he would not need to recuse himself it's. An issue that is endemic to, having an elected secretary of state and of course there are. Safeguards in there because the secrets State's office is not the sole office looking at. These co box says one of those safeguards is that much of the work. Is done by. The counties the. Secretary of state's office merely serves as a coordinating entity, overseeing not actually counting. The co Bach would also get to determine the cost of a, recount which. Would be paid by whoever, calls for it governor Collier is hoping the outcome could change when results are finalized he will not say whether he'll call for a recount or whether co box. Should recuse himself we're, not there yet we need to get ready. For the first count and we want to make sure that every vote every legitimate vote is counted. Chris Biggs is democrat and the. Former secretary of state that Bach defeated to take over the job big says oversee in your, own election is part of the. Office but if he were in this, situation he'd look for some outside help. To avoid any perception of a conflict of interest if there is a. Way to somehow get some independent referee or voice or something Involved that would eliminate any questions. I would certainly consider looking into that, it will be around a week before mail-in and provisional ballots are counted then there. Could be consideration of a
Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence
"Which Norman Lear produced and wrote Charlotte Rae in a documentary about the facts of life a spinoff of different. Strokes railroaded giant befall. And a rice sense of humor to both shows which helped revive the flagging fortunes of NBC at the time Charlotte raise last screen appearance. Was in the movie Ricky and the flash When she, was nearly ninety shortly before she was. Diagnosed with bone cancer net Libby NPR. News police in Chicago say at least forty people were shot there over the weekend at least four people died the Chicago Tribune, reports the largest single shooting came early Sunday, morning when gunmen fired on a group of people standing in a neighborhood Chicago police chief Fred Waller link most. Of the shootings to. Gang violence I'm korva Coleman NPR news in Washington Support. For NPR comes from tirerack offering a tire decision guide to help customers find tires that fit their car and, driving conditions with, a network of more than seven thousand independent installers tirerack. Dot com helping. Drivers find deliver install You're hearing morning edition. On k. q. e. d. public radio little later this morning on science will hear about the first pharmaceutical drug derived from marijuana which may soon be coming to drugstores near you it's a medication to reduce, seizures in. Epilepsy patients, a Berkeley teenager was the first patient to try the drug, after his. Mom went to extraordinary efforts and risked. Arrest to get it, for, him here, more on science during morning edition this morning at six twenty two. And again eight twenty two here on kqed public radio. After morning edition it's forum this is. Michael Krasny today on forum in our second hour Airbnb strategic advisor chip Conley joins us to discuss his new book wisdom at warp it's all about how to stay relevant in the workplace as you age join us for forum, it's nine to. Eleven here on public radio Hot and dry weather is forecast in the, Sacramento valley with smoke from wildfires affecting air quality. Today's forecast high in Sacramento is, ninety six degrees with very light to westerly. Breezes this afternoon in the bay area sunny warm day is forecast well hot and dry in the inland valleys of the bay area morning clouds along, the coast should burn off by noon today's highs. Will range from the mid and upper sixties at. The coast to the seventies and eighties around the bay eight upper eighties and low nineties bay area inland seven and a half minutes now past four o'clock morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene in, Culver City. California and, Noel king in Washington DC good morning what exactly was the, nature of. A meeting between Donald Trump junior and. A Russian operative at, Trump, Tower in, two thousand sixteen the White House I said that meeting was about. Adoption policy but the president has described it in other. Ways and then yesterday he tweeted quote. This was a meeting to get information on An opponent he said in that same tweet that it was legal but he also. Said, that he knew nothing about it the president's, also been tweeting about his former, campaign, chairman Paul Manafort Manafort is back. In federal. Court this week he's on trial for Bank and tax fraud, his trial comes out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference Chuck Rosenberg. Is on the line with me now he's, a former federal federal prosecutor he worked in the. Eastern district of Virginia where manafort's, trial is taking place Mr. Rosenberg good morning Good morning well all right so. This isn't the first time that the, president has acknowledged that this meeting. Was affected Lee an attempt to get dirt. On Hillary Clinton President Trump of course. Was not at that meeting why do you think that President Trump is bringing. This back, up now See'ums mightily concerned about it and perhaps with good reason if, you look at the indictment that the Muller team lodged against the Russian military officials. From the GRU we know that in, March and April of two thousand sixteen so prior to the meeting and Trump Tower the g. are you already started to hack into the emails of, the Clinton campaign the Democratic National Committee and the, democratic congressional campaign, committee fast forward to that meeting I. Think, the operative question Noel is what did the US persons Trump, junior Manafort and others attending that. Meeting know, about what the Russians had already done and did? They joined. That, conspiracy even. After it began with the president has said said on Twitter that this meeting was quote totally, legal also though made an attempt or made. An effort, to to, say I didn't know anything. About it I mean could this particular meeting cause legal trouble for president Trump Quite. Possibly it certainly seems like it could cause legal trouble for the Americans who attended the meeting at the very least meeting with a. Hostile foreign power with the Russians should trigger counter intelligence concerns among any sort of savvy political. Person first thing you do is pick up the phone and call the. FBI they don't seem to have done that could cause legal trouble for the president quite possibly as. Well particularly if having heard about the meeting getting the readout from his son about what happened at the, meeting he tries to cover up the intent of the. Meaning he tells false stories about what the meeting was, four and as we know dictates a statement on Air. Force One, concealing the purpose of the. Meeting that's an obstruction of, Justice quite, possibly and it could land the president and others around him and quite a bit of. Trouble let's talk about one person who formerly was around the president who is potentially in quite a bit of trouble palm Manafort since we last talked to you the trial started the government is laid out some pretty powerful evidence for. The jury do you think prosecutors are in a strong position heading into week two or how. Would you characterize your position no I think that's exactly right I think. It's a strong physician and here's why these cases paper intensive document cases tax fraud and Bank fraud. Tender run according to script there's somewhat formulaic the government introduces income they introduce expenditures they put on accountants, to show that the accountants didn't know that Mr. Manafort. For instance had foreign Bank accounts or that he was, concealing income and then unwittingly these accountants help them prepare. Tax returns, that he files with the. IRS which understated income and, omit the, fact that he has control over these foreign Bank accounts all of that is formulaic and. All of that is precisely what's happening in a courtroom in the eastern district of Virginia manafort's case are testifying to These things yeah That's exactly right and so what I expect you'll see in the coming week is a little bit more. Of the same there'll be some summary witnesses from the FBI who will total up the amount of money in the Bank accounts and ultimately will tie those accounts to Mr. Manafort directly will show that he committed income from his. Income tax returns then I expect we'll hear. From, Mr., gates well. Yeah that is that is that is the big, question? This week right manafort's Paul, manafort's longtime deputy Rick gates expected to. Take the stand how does he fit into the? Prosecution, strategy here well criminals tend to. Run with criminals so Mr. gates. Isn't admitted criminal Mr. Manafort is. An accused criminal it shouldn't surprise the jury very much that these two guys plotted together conspired did much of the same thing tax fraud and Bank fraud to fat in. Their own waltz I think the government will put Mr. gates, on the stand they'll they'll have him. Admit To all his wrongdoing that's fairly typical to and then they'll take him step by step through. The indictment having him explain each of the. Things, that, he and. Mr. Manafort did together to cheat the IRS and, to? Fraud banks and just briefly, how do you see Mr. manafort's defense. Lawyers countering the government's case what's your strategy here? Well, they're gonna try and do two. Things one they'll try and say. That Mr. Manafort lack the intent. To defraud the IRS or the bank's perhaps if his income tax returns understated income they'll say it was an accident because he was a very busy man and second I. Think they'll try to pin as much of this on Mr., gates as they possibly can The real one at fault took Rosenberg, was a federal prosecutor in the eastern district of Virginia thanks so much Israel passed a law last month that continues to cause controversy the, nation state law defines Israel? As the, nation state of the Jewish, people critics say this? Law, discriminates against religious minorities like Muslims and. Christians. Who make up about a fifth of the Israeli population as NPR's Daniel estrin reports from Tel Aviv this law is sparking protests, from religious, group that's one of Israel's staunchest supporters the Druze religious minority in Israel. Held an, unprecedented protests this weekend thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's main square chanting the Hebrew word for quality She The you are religious group and shoot of, Islam their ethnic. Arabs but unlike most other Arab, citizens they've committed to serving in the Israeli, army they.
Noel King, Iraqi Government and Basra discussed on Morning Edition
"It's morning edition from npr news i'm noel king and i'm david greene let's turn now to iraq the most widespread widespread protests since two thousand three are sweeping through the southern part of the country right now demonstrators have been gathering for a week they're demanding jobs also better services and in response to this the iraqi government has sent army and counterterrorism troops and bears dana raff has been monitoring these protests and she joins us from amman jordan hygiene hi david so why are these protests happening and and what is the timing of them here well first of all is this morning in basra it's a hundred and fifteen degrees temperatures rising it is hot and so imagine you're sitting in that degree temperature and you turn on the tap and all you get a salty water and then the electricity goes out and they've been dealing with this for fifteen years since the us invaded iraq and promise them better lives and they just haven't got it so they've been demonstrating.
U.S., China vulnerable to fallout from tariffs
"And i'm david greene china went dollar for dollar with the united states on friday imposing its own tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of american goods and one product on the list soybeans it appears that china wants to inflict pain on rural voters who make up part of president trump's political base trump says tariffs will ultimately help create a more level playing field for american workers but some in the us are suffering consequences from this back and forth and we have michael pedophilia on the line with us he is president of the minnesota soybean growers association and he hasn't member station k se in rochester minnesota mr pedophilia good morning thanks for having me well thanks for coming on i know you in addition to leading this organization your farmer yourself and i guess if you could take this to a personal level for us i mean how important is china's a market for your crops it's tremendously important on a whole united states exports about forty percent of our soybeans china and that would hold true farm too and when you look at the amount of impact this has had in terms of dollars since the announcement of retaliatory tariffs the soybean market has dropped almost two dollars a bushel for my family farm with the amount of soybeans i produce that's a close to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of lost value two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of lost value because of these retaliatory tariffs from china's i just talked to me about what that could mean for the decisions you make for your farm and for your family well that's a tremendous amount of money to me and when you look at going forward in terms of what kind of a quick we need to buy or investments we need to make in our business or.