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"david hackett" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"David Curly from Discovery Channel about Elon Musk on the possibility that he's not feeling good and could be ill. I know the cruise in quarantine. Has he had any contact with the crew or others? Trainers or others who've been in contact with the crew? Have you been able to contact trace all that? And if not, is there a chance that if he is ill, you might have to delay so as far as any contact with the crew. I am unaware. Of it that contact tracing should be underway right now on band and of course, NASA and space X. We're gonna work through it together on and come to the right the right conclusion. But look, this news just broke before this press conference. So, look, if there are adjustments that need to be made, we will make them I will tell you, our astronauts. Have been in quarantine for weeks on day should not have had contact with anybody they should have. They should be in good shape. All right. There is a chance you could delay if there is a contact trace that gets back to the crew. I don't know that I don't. I don't. I'm not going to say that. There's a lot to learn. Thank you, sir. Thank you so much will close out the press conference with final remarks from the administrator. Well, I just want to thank everybody for once again coming to a launch this time, really? The first time we go with the crew of four to the international space station on a commercial crew vehicle. It's the first time we go with one of our international partners Japan and we are so very grateful for the amazing partnership that we have with Japan. On and it's the first time we go as a commercial vehicle licensed with with humans into orbit licensed by the F A A. So there's a lot of first on this flight. A lot of amazing discoveries that are gonna happen by these four amazing astronauts over the next six months, so it's a great time to be at NASA, and it's a great time. If you're in an enthusiast of space exploration boiled. There's a lot happening now. Not just in low Earth orbit, but with the Artemus program and all the way to the moon. So thank you all for being in attendance, and we'll look forward to a great launch tomorrow. Thank you live from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pre launch and that's tomorrow night, a news conference for the Space X mission to the International Space Station. You heard NASA Administrator Jim Brydon Stein. Kennedy, Space Center director Bob Cabana and several of the astronauts who are involved in the NASA program. And we note that right now, these space X launch is scheduled for 7:49 P.m. Eastern on Saturday. Live on the C SPAN. Networks were standing by to take you live to Capitol Hill for the weekly briefing by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We expect us to begin in a few minutes until then, will listen to a few of your calls from this morning's Washington Journal as we asked you about Election security. I'll go. Tonto. Connor Connor in Littleton, Colorado. Go ahead. Democrats line. Hi. Um, so I think with this year being, um Being hard to prove that there's any voter pod does it seem like since post election. But unlike the most political involvement out of our country that focusing on voting fraud that doesn't seem to have any evidence behind, it is sort of averting the attention of the American people from other issues that could be more pertinent to their lives right now. Who's Sarah? Leesburg, Florida on the Republican line. Good morning. Good morning. How are you? I'm fine. Thank you. Okay, I won't. I won't give you my opinion. It's big cooking from they want to be. People started off bone because I had my brother did life steering. You still love so I figure dropped then. And if Democrats get in there, we won't know our country. Four years from now I'm old and I won't be in your best in my life. But I see that now we're not nobody's go enjoy nothing. Everybody gets a nice mother. Well, by this time next year trying to be on enough, Sarah did you get to do you vote in the 2020 election? Sure did. And as you go, did you vote for Donald Trump? Sure, Dad. And I think that I think we ought to get him back in there. Sarah mentioned China and her comments. This is the Washington Post Early this morning, China finally congratulates Joe Biden and Kamila Harris on election victory Days after many other countries China, China finally congratulated President elect Joe Biden vice president Kamila Harris for their election win. Beijing's Salyut ations came just over 24 hours after Biden team said he yelled phone calls with Australia, Japan and South Korea, U. S ally. Is that have watched with varying degrees of concern as Beijing has expanded its regional influence on the independent line we hear from Douglas in Laramie, Wyoming. Good morning. Hey there. I think it wise. I think it wise to be especially aware and inquisitive of how a statement is used. That says there is no evidence of something. On page 47 of his books. Historians fallacies David Hackett, Fischer says the fallacy of the negative proof is an attached to Kristina Factor will proposition married by negative evidence. It occurs whenever someone declares that there is no evidence that excessive it tastes and then affirms or assume that's not excuse the taste. A simple statement that theories no evidence of X Do precisely what it said No evidence you are correct and miracle procedure is to find affirmative. Evidence of not X. Many scholars would prefer not to know that something exists, but not knowing that a thing exists. Is different from knowing that it does not exist. We talked about this in our last segment about the recount going on in in Georgia. The presidential recount. Greg Bluestein has been a guest on this program tweeting about that. The first statewide manual recount of paper ballots and Georgia's history has begun an effort to validate the accuracy of an election that showed Biden with a 14,000 vote lead over Trump. Also tomorrow, Hellerman, who's got his colleague at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. No, Where was more critical? The Joe Biden in Georgia than suburban calm, And when that counties where turnout increases of 20% Plus helped him carry both former Republican struck both former struggle Republican strongholds, Biden was buoyed by independence, women and voters in the heart of Atlanta. Louisville, Kentucky. We go to Carlton on our Democrats line. Morning. Yes, sir. I just want to say one thing. Why are the GOP still back at Trump that doesn't recognize President elect Joe Biden, a commoner and VP common Harris, or they visit a secret agenda. Or they just don't want to admit that that Trump loves. That's my comment. Thank you, sir. Okay. Carol's a republic calling from Rockaway, New Jersey. Yes,.
"david hackett" Discussed on KOMO
"Simply if we're gonna save lives, Captain remain committed to this. For some longer period of time that has to do with political activity as well. Wearing a face mask decorated with bubble bees. The governor said that in order to open many of the shuttered businesses in the tri cities, people need to wear masks. Charlie Harder. Camo news. Rapidly Rising Corona virus transmission rate in Snohomish County has leaders very worried that a return to phase one is a real possibility. Number of new cases there has gone from fewer than 24 per 100,000 people in early June, the 39 per 100,000 the second half of the month. Snohomish County Health officer, Dr Chris Spitters says with Mohr younger people testing positive. It's a reminder. They also need to be careful may not seem scary to a young person to catch Cove it But if you're one of the rare ones that really does get sick, or you happened to pass it along to a friend, relative or someone you don't even know who is more vulnerable than be a great and preventable tragedy, like the recent large party and stand Woodward Spitter says At least 50 people were there and possibly exposed to the virus. The host can help them track most of them down so they could only hope they'll get the word they need to be tested. Eastern and central Washington are seeing spikes and covert 19 cases. So many Yakima County, sending their patients to this side of the mountains come O Seu Romero report from a county now has more than 7000 confirmed cases in more than 500 people in hospitals, according to the State Health Department. Dr. Steven Mitchell with Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle, says Yakama Memorial has expanded its critical care unit. But as more people get sick, they're having to transfer essentially all of those patients. Out of their hospital, he says. The problem is that health care workers in Central and eastern Washington facilities are also getting sick with Cove it adding to the number of positive cases they're Romero Comeau news latest covert numbers for Washington for the State Department of Health Right now, there are a total of 1332 deaths 12 Mohr than yesterday. More than 4300 people have been hospitalized. There are more than 32,800 covert 19 cases overall, up 571 from yesterday. Initiative. King Tim I Mons Latest $30 car tab measure goes before the state Supreme Court was Ryan Harris has the arguments from both sides. Lawyers fighting against I. 9 76 made several arguments that if the court rules in their favor would require the justices to strike down the whole measure, including that the bill violates the single subject rule and by requiring vehicle evaluations from Kelley Blue Book that it creates a law that favors a corporation. David Hackett is an attorney for King County. As one journalist put it. This initiative is a dumpster fire from the standpoint of the law. It violates so many provisions of our Constitution that it cannot be upheld by this court. Allen cops see, a lawyer with the state attorney general's office says all the pieces of 976 are part of a single subject. He also argues there's no requirement for the state to then contract with Kelley Blue Book, The court will issue a ruling at a future date. Brian Harris. CAMO NEWS colonies Time. 9 10 and for the Harley Exteriors Sports Desk tonight. National Women's Soccer League Challenge Cup in Harriman. Utah is over. Full time right now, and it's known l O l reign of Tacoma vs Sky Blue, the Corona virus spread might stop the MBA from restarting its season. Get the latest from Cuomo's Bill Schwartz commissioner Adam Silver remains fairly confident. The MBA taken safely resume games in the isolated Orlando Florida bubble at the end of the month. But he admits the surge of Corona virus cases and some teams closing their facilities is a concern. ESPN basketball reporter Brian Wind, Horst says the MBA is continued to monitor through the pandemic with scientists and health experts confidence level in that this this next week is going to be fragile. The MBA, believes once we get down to Orlando in that bubble, that things will be safe and that he will do everything possible and that this will work. Brooklyn Nets forward DeAndre Jordan tested positive for cocaine 19 He won't be playing Colorado Rockies baseball player Ian Desmond concerned about the health of his pregnant wife and Children, so he ups out of a 60 game major league season..
"david hackett" Discussed on KOMO
"News and once that was moved inside in Pasco Governor Inslee continued his press conference, saying Hospitalizations are on the rise in the tri cities, and he's concerned. Not enough people are taking Corona virus. Seriously. Look, this is a pandemic. It is killing people, and we have a community response on Ly a community response could be successful. Instantly since he's given thought to a request by leaders in the tri cities to make businesses refuse service to people who are not wearing masks Initiative. King Tim Simon's latest $30 car tab measure goes before the state Supreme Court. Como's Ryan Harris has thea arguments from both sides. The lawyers fighting against I. 9 76 made several arguments that if the court rules in their favor would require the justices to strike down the whole measure, including that the bill violates the single subject rule and by requiring vehicle evaluations from Kelley Blue Book that it creates a law that favors a corporation. David Hackett is an attorney for King County. As one journalist put it. This initiative is a dumpster fire from the standpoint of the law. It violates so many provisions of our Constitution that it cannot be upheld by the score. Allen cops see, a lawyer with the state attorney general's office says all the pieces of 976 are part of a single subject. He also argues there's no requirement for the state to then contract with Kelley Blue Book, The court will issue a ruling at a future date. Ryan Harris Camo news, the state attorney general recommending a new policy, making it mandatory for law enforcement to report incidents. Anytime use of deadly force is involved more from Cuomo soon, Romero's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, gave a report to lawmakers asking them to consider two things in the next legislative session. Mandatory now. To report that there's been the use of deadly course and number to the state would make it transparent to the public to the community and the law enforcement, Ferguson says the F B I created a national use of force reporting program last year, but it's voluntary and only 10% of police agencies in Washington currently use it. It's the program Ferguson believes should be made mandatory. See Romero Comeau News, 5 34 Here's Marina Rock. Inger with our Co Moh traffic.
"david hackett" Discussed on KOMO
"I'm Ryan Harris with Tim Diamonds, $30 Car Tab Bill getting its latest test in the state's highest court. Those stories coming up. It's 3 30 Now. Here's ABC covering the World US winning the war against Cove in 19. This is what vice President Pence, head of the White House Corona Virus Task Force said today grateful that today, fatalities are at the lowest level since Of the end of March. But with cases, hospitalizations and death surging in a number of states, Dr Anthony Fauci isn't so sure concerned because it could get very bad, he told a Senate hearing today If Americans don't start following public health recommendations, which he says includes wearing face coverings cases could grow to 100,000 day. Texas, setting a record for new cases. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to announce new restrictions tomorrow with 6% of residents testing positive Democrats. A briefing on intelligence that Russia put bounties on U. S soldiers in Afghanistan was insufficient. The governor of Mississippi signing a bill that retires the state flag, residents will vote on a new design in November. Area holding our ABC News. Cuomo News, 1000 FM, 97 7 We continue Now with our top stories from the Camo, 24 7 news Center at 3 31 I'm Rick fan sites with ELISA Jaffe Governor Jay Inslee was shouted down this afternoon by a loud group of hecklers in the Tri Cities almost Charlie Harder with the story eventually held an outdoor press conference at Columbia Base in college and was attempting to talk about an increase in case numbers. Dozens of protesters flew a trump campaign flag and held signs. A Republican challenger in the race for governor. One woman blamed the outbreak on the Illuminati. After a few minutes the press conference was moved inside. Charlie Harder, Camo news once he did move inside the building, and Pascoe, the governor, continued his press conference, saying. Hospitalizations are on the rise in the tri cities and he's concerned. Not enough people are taking Corona virus. Seriously. Look, this is a pandemic. It is killing people. And we have a community response on Ly a community response can be successful in Chile says he's giving thought to a request by leaders in the tri cities to make businesses refuse service to people who are not wearing masks Initiative. King Tim Simon's latest $30 car tab measure goes before the state Supreme Court. Como's Ryan Harris has thie arguments from both sides. The lawyers fighting against I 9 76 made several arguments that if the court rules in their favor would require the justices. Write down the whole measure, including that the bill violates the single subject rule and by requiring vehicle evaluations from Kelley Blue Book that it creates a law that favors a corporation. David Hackett is an attorney for King County. As one journalist put it. Business Shiv is a dumpster fire from the standpoint of the law. It violates so many provisions of our Constitution that it cannot be upheld by this court. Allen cops see, a lawyer with the state attorney general's office says all the pieces of 976 are part of a single subject. He also argues there's no requirement for the state to then contract with Kelley Blue Book, The court will issue a ruling at a future date. Brian Harris Comeau News, the Washington state attorney general recommending a new policy, making it mandatory for law enforcement to report incidents. Anytime use of deadly force is involved. Almost Romero has the story. Attorney General Bob Ferguson gave a report to lawmakers asking them to consider two things in the next legislative session paid mandatory now to report. Uh, that there's been the use of deadly course and number two. They would make it transparent to the public to the community and a long course Ms Ferguson says the F B I created a national use of force reporting program last year, but it's voluntary and only 10% of police agencies in Washington currently use it. It's the program Ferguson believes should be made mandatory. See Romero camo news. The city has cleared out some of the chop in Seattle Assistant chief Adrian DEA says. Police and D O T crews went in to remove some of the barricades earlier today, this is Making sure that we have our roads opened and having the ability to get people some needed services because there's a lot of people in crisis in and around this area, But the protesters remain moving couches and other items in place of those barricades. Come on news time. 3 34 years. Marina Rock Inger with our come on traffic..
"david hackett" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"What I share something I thought that was pretty poignant that odd James Paxton had to say for the Yankees and he's also a part of the like player Executive Council that'll be Players Association that's been involved in a lot of these negotiations but here's where to say about the recent events he said my white privilege has allowed me to be oblivious to the true magnitude of oppression the black community faces by silence at this point is also a product of my white privilege and beginning to realize my privilege and ignorance time to listen learn and to take action at least that's just one example yeah we talked to Antrel Rolle talk to David Hackett and we're talking about how it's amazing to see athletes you know speaking out and sharing their their thoughts and of course I always think that's welcome but when you're seeing these kinds of like that to me seems like a very heartfelt message from James Paxton I mean that seems like someone who put a lot of thought into it of someone who is trying to listen and for him to put that out and and David Hackett said you know JJ watt and it's at the end for the white players like we saw this with Chris long and and some others who were very supportive of the players protesting what Colin Kaepernick was doing it and now even more so and that is been something that has really changed this for athletes you know where now you're seeing where it's not just the African American athletes who are the ones who will feel like they are in this and and trying to get the message across to get the point across about how wrong they felt for so long by law enforcement but also to have now the white athletes come along with it it is it that that is powerful we've been talking this morning a lot about statements and statements coming from teams and leagues and and how they land and and the impact that they have you know that from James Paxton to beat that that hits you know I think that you know the more that we see you athletes taking those kinds of positions but not for the sake of it you know not just to I feel like you get you know you put something out there okay I put something out there like really internalizing this it and feel like they want to make a meaningful change at apology inspects it for that
"david hackett" Discussed on WTOP
"Gave them some class the light you know xterra lass Claire Merial Bowser speaking at a news conference say we were able to test the first resident for a couple of it and he tested negative officials are still awaiting test results on the second man browser will be meeting with congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton who recently sent a letter to the federal bureau of prisons asking for the release of some of the men at hope village in an effort to limit any possible exposure to corona virus I think a federation of people lasses Wales Melissa Howell WTOP news WTOP news time now to twenty one we continue our coverage on WTOP of the pandemic with CBS news chief White House correspondent major Garrett of CBS medical contributor Dr David Hackett in a recent briefing president trump mentioned supply from the federal government and how rapidly they're being used in hospitals and other facilities in America when you look at these hospitals the amount that they order you almost say how could they possibly use so much whether it's masks or other protective gear but we are supplying a tremendous amount and we just ordered a lot from Walmart the amount of usage the amount of need is something that nobody's ever seen before we are getting so much but no matter how much we get they seem to use it up very quickly doctor I guess I guess for a lay person these quantities are surprising are the surprising to you as a medical professional we have to realize if you're a nurse you may be taking care of five or ten patients at a time to every time you go into individual patient's room you have to take off the mask in your down from the prior room put on a new masking gal going because you don't wanna bring virus from one room to the next room and you may see each case and several times over the course of their stay and so the number of gallons the number of the face protectors they go up dramatically and unfortunately when you have something that's easy to spread this is what happens should the president at this stage of this crisis be that surprised you know it's hard to tell I mean sometimes there's there's kind of this you know I do your boy in him oh my gosh fifty thousand people died of the flu I didn't know that verses you know you should be aware of these things because what's going on now is a national crisis in every detail matters I hope it's being explained to him that you know these aren't just being thrown away and people are walking out the back door is alluded to in a previous conference unfortunately you have to treat each patient individually every time you go in you have to get up and put a mask on that is a lot of gallons of next every time we've been testing people we do putting on gallons of masks now we're getting better where patients can swap themselves and try to save some PPVs for other frontline healthcare providers but it's a major issue and it's scary PP personal protective equipment doctor I guess there was a conversation during the briefing about the president saying he is looking into potentially blocking rail and air travel from hot spot cities to other hot spot cities what's your opinion of that I think it's fantastic the northern elite at a clamp down the shut down everything what people did was they got in their cars and got on the train that went down to southern Italy and basically policy enabled spread of the virus I don't want that to happen here and I think that there are parts of the country that are clamped down in parts that are not in the very easy thing is to go to another place to bring the virus with you and we see church service is still happening people still gathering on beaches and other places that means that what most of the country is going through these draconian you know backed out so basically stop our work stop our schools up other things a couple of people can ruin that for the whole country and.
"david hackett" Discussed on WTOP
"The pandemic with CBS news chief White House correspondent major Garrett of CBS medical contributor Dr David Hackett in a recent briefing president trump mentioned supply from the federal government and how rapidly they're being used in hospitals and other facilities in America when you look at these hospitals the amount that they order you almost say how could they possibly use so much whether it's masks or the protective gear but we are supplying a tremendous amount and we just ordered a lot from Walmart the amount of usage the amount of need is something that nobody's ever seen before we are getting so much but no matter how much we get they seem to use it up very quickly doctor I guess I guess for a lay person these quantities are surprising are the surprising to use a medical professional we have to realize if you're a nurse you may be taking care of five or ten patients at a time to every time you go into individual patient's room you have to take off the mask in your down from the prior room put on a new masking gal go it because you don't wanna bring virus from one room to the next room and you may see each patient several times over the course of their stay and so the number of gallons the number of the these protectors they go up dramatically and unfortunately when you have something that's easy to spread this is what happened should the president at this stage of this crisis be that surprised you know it's hard to tell I mean sometimes there's there's kind of this you know I don't you know boy in him oh my gosh fifty thousand people died of the flu I didn't know that verses you know you should be aware of these things because what's going on now is a national crisis in every detail matters I hope it's being explained to him that you know these aren't just being thrown away and people are walking out the back door is alluded to in a previous conference unfortunately you have to treat each patient individually every time you go in you have to get on up and put a mask on that is a lot of gallons of next every time we've been testing people we've been putting on gallons of masks now we're getting better where patients can swab themselves and try to save some PPVs for other frontline healthcare providers but it's a major issue and it's scary PP personal protective equipment doctor I guess there was a conversation during the briefing about the president saying he is looking into potentially blocking rail and air travel from hot spot cities to other hot spot cities what's your opinion of that I think it's fantastic the northern elite at a clamp down the shut down everything what people did was they got in their cars you got on the train that went down to southern Italy and basically policy enabled spread of the virus I don't want that to happen here and I think that there are parts of the country that are clamped down in parts that are not in the very easy thing is to go to another place to bring the virus with you and we see church service is still happening people so gathering on beaches and other places that means that what most of the country is going through these draconian you know backed out so basically stop our work stop our schools to stop other things a couple of people can ruin that for the whole country and so shutting down travel to me makes sense in the short that is C. B. S. T. fight house correspondent major Garrett in a conversation with doctor David haggis's of CBS news as well you're listening to one of three point five FM at WTOP dot com so guys whether you want to admit it or not if you are over the age of fifty five one of the biggest issues we face is Edie you kind of feel like you've lost your mo Jo fact is your.
"david hackett" Discussed on WTOP
"Ninety five leaving the district no early issues long south capitol street or similar parkway in either direction rich hundred WTOP traffic strategy for tracking what could be some strong to potentially severe thunderstorms on our Tuesday waking up to dry conditions so no problem there could be a couple of showers overnight but most of the area dry once again not all day rain but we are expecting some afternoon showers and thunderstorms some of which could be strong possibly severe so heads up for those high temperatures on your Tuesday seventy degrees storm team four chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer right now we are at fifty five degrees and holding outside the WTO the studios in our nation's capital brought to you by new look home does nine get fifty percent off all roofing materials new look home design dot com check them out good morning twelve twenty Tuesday morning glad you're with us this early our CBS news update the corona virus death toll now tops ten thousand in this country nearly half have been in New York three out of four hospitals in the U. S. are treating Colbert nineteen patients president trump has turned that navy ship comfort docked in Manhattan into one of them government and governor Cuomo are going to be using ship to Europe to Jersey to big ship dates now sept four go ahead there is more help arriving in the epicenter they were pressing into action the full power of American government and American enterprise and our military's been incredible we've just sent three thousand public health personnel they now deployed in the New York area hopeful news from governor Cuomo total number of hospitalizations are down I see you admissions are down and the daily integrations are down CBS news update I'm Deborah Rodriguez WTLV Tuesday morning April seventh at twelve twenty one we continue our coverage on WTOP of the pandemic with CBS news chief White House correspondent major Garrett of CBS medical contributor Dr David Hackett in a recent briefing president trump mentioned supply from the federal.
"david hackett" Discussed on WTVN
"Ten WTVN I heart radio station this is a pedestrian was struck and killed twenty nine year old the Tasha white made an attempt to cross south High Street near Sciota towns around eleven o'clock Friday night but a car driven by Omar Salem of billiard hit her it goes down to see six traffic fatality in the city so far this year it was a wild scene in the Cuyahoga river late Friday a caller into the river that from Cleveland police say the driver and passenger of the vehicle that plunged into the Cuyahoga river Friday night were able to escape but now an investigation into how the car got there is under way officers say the car went into the river around riverbed street now may have a new at eleven thirty in the evening the Cleveland version of fire EMS and Coast Guard all responding to the scene I'm kind of Cornell police in east Cleveland have arrested a man who allegedly pulled a gun on at least one officer Saturday afternoon during a traffic stop suspect was pulled over in the thirteen thousand block of superior Avenue and started to run away on foot he then pulled out a handgun from his waistband and an officer on scene fired his own weapon twice the suspect in through the gun away and was taken into custody in Montgomery County the body of a man found dead in Jefferson township has been identified a sixty four year old David Hackett who was found just before twelve thirty Saturday afternoon near Germantown pike and route for his cause of death is still not known over five hundred people in Columbus Saturday morning climb the stairs and roads tower to benefit the American lung association well the one million dollars was raised to the tenth annual fight for air climb event it was chilly in Cleveland Saturday but runners brace the weather and took part in the eighth annual Cupid's Undie run in which they ran in their underwear the charity event raises money for the children's tumor foundation to help find a cure for Nero fibroma Telesis for more news listen to the daily dive the big news stories explain not shout it listen to the daily dive.
"david hackett" Discussed on KOMO
"Native American people right now he's taking part in the traditional thanksgiving Turkey pardon he'll spend the holidays South Florida club travel for many others this weekend may not be so smooth the storm that dumped snow on Denver forcing the cancellation of nearly five hundred flights now moving across the plains right now on Wall Street the Dow's up thirty four points Brian Clark ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seven forty three partly sunny downtown eleven thirty one as we continue with our top stories and a couple twenty four seven news center thanks for joining us today arguments under way in king county Superior Court over initiative nine seventy six the thirty dollar card tabs measure immediately was challenged in court after was passed by voters earlier this month today those who are trying to overturn it are asking the judge to grant an injunction to stop the I. ninety seven six from taking effect next week king county attorney David Hackett argued the very title of the measure thirty dollar card tabs is misleading yeah we don't get thirty dollars forty three dollars possibly more because of the additional registration and renewal fees that are in our speed of the chapter six seventeen forty to the Attorney General the whole way and the judge said he would issue a ruling as soon as late today or early tomorrow morning a new report claiming Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries and more than double the national average more from couple score one Hey can reveal news dot org examined worker injury reports at twenty three of Amazon's one hundred ten fulfillment centers nationwide she found that in twenty eighteen Amazon warehouse workers suffered nine point six serious injuries per one hundred full time workers that's compared to for serious injuries per one hundred workers for the warehouse industry as a whole reporting over the years has documented and Amazon fulfillment center culture that demands of its workers extraordinary productivity especially over the holiday shopping season were twelve hour shifts are routine an Amazon spokesperson tells the investigators the company's injury rates are high because Amazon is aggressive about recording worker injuries and cautious about allowing injured workers to return to work Corwin.
"david hackett" Discussed on KOMO
"Action and position of happened many years ago during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year nearly five hundred flights have already been canceled today at Denver International Airport were seven inches of snow have already fallen a new law enacted today in Pennsylvania ends time limits for authorities to file criminal charges in cases of sexual abuse involving children on Wall Street right now the Dow is up fifty five points your listening to ABC news one thousand have been ninety seven seven good morning once again nine thirty one on this Tuesday morning at Scully forty and cloudy downtown as we continue with our top stories from the call twenty four seven news that I'm glad to have you with us today arguments are underway in king county Superior Court over initiative nine seventy six the thirty dollar card tab measure was immediately challenged in court after it was passed by voters earlier this month today those trying to overturn it are asking the judge to grant an injunction to stop nine seventy six from taking effect next week king county attorney David Hackett argue the very title of the measure thirty dollar card tabs is misleading to get forty three dollars more because of the additional registration and renewal fees that are in RCW chapter six seventeen forty to the Attorney General go away the judge said he would issue a ruling as soon as late today or early tomorrow in writing a new report claims Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries to more than double the national average more from couples Corwin ache reveal news dot org examined worker injury reports at twenty three of Amazon's one hundred ten fulfillment centers nationwide she found that in twenty eighteen Amazon warehouse workers suffered nine point six serious injuries per one hundred full time workers as compared to for serious injuries per one hundred workers for the warehouse industry as a whole reporting over the years has documented and Amazon fulfillment center culture that demands of its workers extraordinary productivity especially over the holiday shopping season were twelve hour shifts are routine an Amazon spokesperson tells the investigators the company's injury rates are high because Amazon is aggressive about recording worker injuries and cautious about allowing injured workers to return to work Corwin.
"david hackett" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Colonel Raw received achieved a report that the Americans were on both sides of town cutting off all avenues of retreat. Now at the time he received this report that was not entirely true. The Americans had not yet captured the stone bridge over ASS and Pink Creek. If role had rallied his men and retreated across the bridge he would have had a good defensive position he could have retreated east up a hill where he would have been better able to defend against the American attack. Indeed the only British soldiers in Trenton were twenty mounted or goons who turned tail and got out of town as fast as they could across. Does that vary bridge a significant number of Hessian camp followers. That's women and children who were traveling with the army also fled across the bridge before Sullivan's division could secure it but even if we're all had no that the bridge was still open. His instinct was not to retreat. He wanted one or two charge. The American lines and scattered the enemy like many other professional soldiers of the day. He believed the undisciplined. Americans would flee at EH daring counterattack. His experience in New York and New Jersey had confirmed. This view role sent the bulk of his assemble brigade. North through through an apple orchard with the intent of charging up a hill and into the American Center at the same time Heche artillery push north up King Street in in an attempt to push back the continental advance there in response to this Washington deployed several companies to the right of roles advancing forces. If he tried to cross up the hill his men would be mowed down from two sides. At the same time Knox's continental artillery continued to fire down King and Queen Streets Knox's artillery had improved with months of combat experience. Captain Alexander Hamilton. Who you may recall had given really embarrassing performance in his attempt to fire his cannon on the British ships sailing up the Hudson River a few months earlier now expertly used his guns against is the enemy? When a gun carriage broke on one of Knox's guns he ordered nearby infantry to charge enemy gun with swords and bayonets the Hessian artillery had advanced to four without sufficient infantry support the continentals charged into enemy fire to capture those two cannons? They then turn the guns around and continued firing on the enemy. The Americans who took part in that charge received several serious wounds both captain Washington and Lieutenant Monroe suffered serious wounds as a result of the charge. Monroe particularly suffered a severed artery in the shoulder. Her he very likely would fled to death on the field. But for the services of Dr Reicher. Who else mentioned had join them? Overnight Dr Rikers quick action. Stop the bleeding and save the future president from an untimely death. The continentals fought with an aggressiveness and speed. Did that surprise. The enemy perhaps one benefit of the many men who deserted the continental army in the weeks prior to battle was that those who did remained and where the hard core and most committed the Americans fought with a fury rushing the enemy at every opportunity. The heavens took dozens thousands of casualties while inflicting very few on the attackers. The hashes fell back again into town as multiple continental brigades. Press them on on several fronts. Colonel Raw finally considered retreating over the bridge to the south. But by this time it really was too late the continentals had secured secured the bridge backed up with cannon. As role ordered his men to fall back he took two shots in his side and had to be carried off the field. He would live until evening when he finally expired. After the battle had ended with the loss of Rawal and several other officers the two regiments passions. WHO had at advanced into the orchard and then began to fall back had decided they had enough rose second command? I tried to find a place to force I through the lines and get to the Princeton road but after he realized this was not gonNa work. You ordered his men to lay down their arms and surrender. Many of the Hessian soldiers disgusted with the idea of surrendering to these rebels. Smashed their muskets on the ground and slashed their equipment this denied its use by the enemy and avoided the indignity of turning over the weapons to the enemy. A few soldiers fled back into town and hidden. Various buildings to be captured later other was a third regiment of Russians the Knipe Housing Regiment. That was still in town after their comrades surrendered these. These remaining men attempted to retreat south across the stone bridge. But as I said by this time Sullivan's division had already taken control of the bridge edge and cut it off as an avenue of retreat. These remaining Haitians then tried to move up the creek to look for a spot where they could Ford across it. However the Americans kept up with them on the other side of the creek continuing their fire more Americans came through town surrounding this last Hessian Regiment? The Acting Commander of this regiment major deck out suffered a mortal wound and suggested that the regiment surrender. Some of his other officers objected and Deco told him they could do whatever they wanted and he left the regiment and walk back to town to surrender. After a a few more minutes of trying to find a place to cross the creek the final regiment which found itself surrounded finally lay down their arms and surrendered to the Americans reckons. The fighting lasted somewhere between forty five and ninety minutes accounts on this differ. But the American victory was pretty complete they had killed or captured. Most of the combat troops in Trenton. Only twenty two died in the actual battle with another eighty three wounded ended but about nine hundred were captured. They also captured six Hessian field cannon ammunition and a wealth of supplies next week a victorious. General Washington has to decide what he wants to do. Next hi thanks for joining the American Waken Revolution. PODCAST after show today. I WanNa thank Mike Hager for stepping up and joining the Robert Morris Circle on patron Mike because actually been a big supporter of the show for many months now at the Privy Council level but recently joined the Robert Morris Circle the highest level of patriotic on support for this podcast. Thanks Mike I really appreciate you helping to make this show possible. I'm recording this episode of few weeks ahead of time. Time the date this episode releases November Sixteenth Twenty Nineteen. I will be down at History Camp Virginia for a presentation Shen on the politics of independence. The other thing that will have happened by then is the announcement of History Camp Philadelphia. We are finally highly getting history Camp Philadelphia on May second twenty twenty the constitution highschool in Old Town philly which is a school that focuses on history. History has agreed to give us the space to hold history camp over the weekend. This will be a great opportunity for anyone in the area either to give a presentation and we're just listened to many of those that will be given. The great thing about history. Camp is that it is open to anyone. Many of us have spent much of our adult lives reading and learning about all different aspects of history. History camp gives us a chance to share that knowledge with other enthusiasts history camp covers all aspects of history not just the revolution. I know there will be some really great revolution topics. They're just based on some of the authors authors who have already expressed an interest in attending however I actually plan to present on an interesting topic. That's not from the revolution. My topic will be the Philadelphia Bible. Riots of eighteen forty four should be a really awesome day. One shortcoming of our location though is is that space is going to be rather limited. So if you do WANNA go be sure to order your tickets early. I've started a facebook page for history Camp Philadelphia and there should be more information appearing on the history camp dot org webpage later this week but again mark your calendars for May second twenty twenty. So this week we covered the first battle of Trenton which begins fighting in what is sometimes called the ten most crucial crucial days of the American revolution. Those are the days from December. Twenty fifth seventeen seventy six. When Washington I crosses the Delaware River through January third when the continentals fight the battle of Princeton out last week we covered the crossing the Delaware on the twenty fifth? Today Day we cover the Battle of Princeton on the twenty sixth. But don't worry it's not come take us ten episodes to get through all ten of those days. The next eight days will will be covered in a mere three episodes but the reason those ten days are really considered so crucial and why I am devoting so much time to it on. The podcast fast is because the continental army and the Patriot movement. More generally was on the verge of dying when those days began on December twenty fifth and by January third it had a new lease on life at a real chance of going the distance. That is why we give so close attention to those ten in crucial days for those of you who want an even closer look. I'm recommending a book with that same name. Ten crucial days Washington's ends vision for victory unfolds by William L.. Kidder as you might guess from the title the book goes into great detail specifically about that time period beginning on December twenty fifth and ending on January third. The book is very thorough covering that short time period with over three hundred pages of content not counting notes and index. It's not as much a narrative a book like the one. I recommended last week on a similar topic David Hackett officiers Washington's crossing this book ten crucial days reads a little bit more. Like a timeline going into detail about exactly what is happening. Hitting each day in various theatres the book itself is relatively new having just been released last year twenty eighteen. For that reason. It's actually able to take advantage of some of the additional research and information that has come out about the battles since two thousand four when the book. I recommended last week fishers. Washington's crossing was published the author William Kidder for Larry to his friends has written a number of books books on New Jersey history. He's retired history teacher and has been a longtime volunteer at the Howell. Living History farm which is near Washington's it's crossing. I also had the privilege of listening to a lecture of his at my local American revolution. Roundtable a few months ago my online recommendation. This week is a website of the same name. Ten crucial days dot Org. The site is run by Roger Williams who is a Patriot supporter of this show at the Privy Council level. His site covers the same critical period as Mr Kidder's book from Washington's Crossing on the twenty fifth to the battle of Princeton on the third. The site has lots of great information about those events and is tied to the many parks and museums in the area. If you you ever plan to visit Washington's crossing you really should visit ten crucial days dot Org as part of planning your visit. Well that's offer this week. I hope you will join me again next week. For another American Revolution podcast..
"david hackett" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Zone but if that voice in your head is telling you need this then you need it. Check it out simple. Habit dot com slash woods as we <hes> finished brian mcclanahan week. Let's take a little time for you to recommend for people the books. You would be very happy if everybody read. Maybe maybe three or four books that would thrill so you have people actually read if everybody through wow. That's let's. Let's leave aside. Let's just just for the sake of it. Let's leave aside mcclanahan and woods books right yeah yeah that's great so i won't list that well. You know if i had to pick if we're going to different periods <hes> let's say <hes> we're going to the middle america here because that's what people wanna listen to me for that so i would recommend. They read avery craven's the coming of the civil war. It's a i've. I have you read craven's. Have you read that book on. I i am. I'm sorry to say i haven't i haven't i've always meant to okay well. I mean it's it's a s okay. I mean it's it's <hes> it's such such a fantasy for first of all craven's from the blundering generation school so he thought that all these people just we could have avoided the war. It's just cooler heads prevailed on. There's actually a theory. I don't if you've heard this but but if william seward had been elected over lincoln we wouldn't have had the war if you ever heard this. There's there's actually a <hes> believe there's a book on this now. I can't remember the title of it but seward <hes> would have would have avoided avoided the war because he was a known quantity and he would have been able to work with the south and maybe even gotten a union back <hes> <hes> so that's interesting but but craven is of this idea first of all. He has one of my favorite lines in any history book. I've ever read about the united states. It's it's the the nineteenth century was the era of sweaty people. I love that line because you just think about and we were talking about air conditioning how how har- these people worked <hes> and a matter where you were how hard it was and <hes>. I think the book is fantastic. He gets into this idea of what really caused the war. He's not necessarily he's not crow. South is not pro north. He's very interested in a very objective. Look at what's going on and <hes> i find that book great <hes> albion's seed by david hackett fischer sure everyone should read that book i did. That's <hes> i mean when you look at american history colonial history. It's a cultural history so again. It's not one of these that if you're into wars and politics politics it's not that but it describes how these four british folk ways were so different from each other in in in british north american how you had the puritans the quakers in the northeast cavaliers and kills in the south and how even then they didn't see eye to eye on virtually anything and so this is why federalism would have worked because and they all oh mentioned it we we can't have a central government we have all these different cultures and things in and they talked about this incessantly and so we don't need a central authority to tell <hes> the cavaliers telling the puritans how to live and vice versa just doesn't need to happen <hes> so i find that book fascinating <hes> gosh. Let's see another one. If i could just pick one <hes> <hes> i can give you a minute to think well <hes>. I think one that would be good if you're if you're interested in the south. <hes> bradford's remembering who we are <hes> which is a collection of essays. It's about southern conservatism in just the south in general <hes> bradford is fantastic. You can read anything by mel bradford word. I would recommend it <hes>. We haven't talked about mel bradford but it's very good <hes> richard weaver's a southern tradition at bay is very great book yeah <hes> <hes> and he's not the thing about weaver. He's critical of the south at times. Easy sees not necessarily someone who's saying the south is always right. He's critical when he needs to be and i think that's good <hes> that's four <hes> by the way when i read that book. It made me feel bad about myself because that was his p._h._d. Dissertation it reads like a book that took forty years of learning to put together right and i thought she's what hope is there for me. My my dissertation is a piece of crap compared to this sir mines. Mine's a political biography of james beard and i mean it's just not nowhere near as good. I mean it's it's just citing. Letters and richard weaver ever writes this tremendous almost manifesto right. I is or tation. It's amazing. It's like he's read everything yeah yeah. It's amazing <hes> well. I mean i it would be those four. We very good. If you just wanna read something <hes> and just go okay. We're gonna we're gonna start there anything by forrest mcdonald in fact one of my favorite britt forrest mcdonald books is his book. It's very short the presidency of thomas jefferson here's a hamiltonian writing a book on thomas jefferson and he does an awesome job with it i mean he he of course he was. He's forrest mcdonald but he says it again on the hamilton ian. I don't really like jefferson but he wrote a very nice history of jefferson's presidency. It's very how i yeah. I knew he'd written the book but i assumed it was <hes> critical well. He's critical where but he's not overly critical. <hes> so it's good and i i find it a good a good <hes> <hes> just introduction to jefferson's presidency. It's quick read. It's not hard to get through and it's it's fantastic. <hes> so i mean that would be we. We could talk talk about this route. You put me on the spot there. <hes> you know look great. Look you gave me five books. That's more than i asked for. That's fine okay yeah. Yeah i mean only approach yourself here. Yeah oh one more <hes> if you had to pick it from a mainstream historian <hes> james macpherson's cause and comrades <hes> if you're interested in the war war <hes> and of course again and i'm assuming this you know the the war for southern independence is i like to call it if you're interested in that war than that book gets into <hes> what those men on both sides were fighting for and you find that it's not necessarily what you think and this is james. Mcpherson has not by any means. I pro southern historian i mean he he really doesn't like the south but he he had to follow the evidence and he said look i can't find <hes> and <hes> there are others who fought for slavery but most of them did not they were fighting and for the founding fathers. They were fighting for liberty. They were fighting for the the the constitution. These are the things they talked about. So <hes> you know i can't find where you have this <music> overarching thing where it's just slavery slavery and slavery and this is james mcpherson not like it so you know <hes> somebody on the south writing about this. This is a mainstream as mainstream as you can get. When it comes to the war who's who's coming to those conclusions saw recommend that one too i we're going to have all these listed at tom. Woods dot com slash fourteen sixty seven remember the brian brian mcclanahan show in all things brian mcclanahan. You can find out about at brian mcclanahan dot com. That's brian with an o linked to all the brian stuff at tom. Woods dot com slash fourteen sixty seven including his outstanding mcclanahan academy where you're gonna learn an awful lot of stuff. You weren't gonna learn otherwise and you can take twenty five percent off coupon code woods at at this point anything you see that has a coupon code window. You might as well try woods. You never know maybe i advertise for them. At one time or another you might as well try. Woods can't hurt and works for the mcclanahan academy to listen. You've just spent five days with <hes> my listening audience and me and i think it's been great a lot of fun but it's <hes> major time commitment for you. You're even during the summer. You're always at work and you're you're <hes> you're busy. Guy and we're all grateful to you for doing this. Thanks so much the tom. I appreciate you have me on for the whole week. It's really been fun so <hes> hope your listeners got something out of it and <hes> they see head on over the brian mcclain hinshaw. I'd love to see him over there. All right folks. That's going to do it for brian. I am mcclanahan week. I hope you've enjoyed brian plan week. I want to tell you for those of you. Who wish you could have gone on the contrary crews this year. The cruz bob murphy and i host i every year. We have a lot of fun. Doing that and people on board have a lot of fun. We are having another one in twenty twenty but we won't be promoting for a little while because it's so far off. Normally we do it in october. This is the first time we've done it in july that was because it's alaska and october's outside the cruising season for alaska so that means it's over a year until the next one so we will be promoting it. You know some months down the road but if you want to be able to save the date and you really really want to plan ahead i just i want you to know that contract crews twenty twenty the fifth one will take place october seventeenth through the twenty fourth of twenty twenty and we have confirmed firm scott horton as special guests on board that cruise that is going to be unbelievable. Scott was was special guest on the second contra crews and it was so ridiculously memorable. He was such an amazing addition to that cruise he went above and beyond anything bob or i expected of him mm-hmm in terms of staying up late with people and interacting with people and taking part and things and just being all the all around great guy we know he is and he's going to be joining us once again. I couldn't be more delighted to announce that so just keep that the back of your mind october seventeen th through the twenty four th of two thousand twenty. It's going to be an eastern caribbean itinerary anniverary which we have not yet done and it's going to be wonderful so do please plan ahead.
"david hackett" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"We do. But how we do it. Regardless of your chosen career you were only as good as your word it can be smart, aggressive, articulate and indeed persuasive. But if you're not honest, your reputation will suffer and once lost a good reputation can never be regained. As a saying goes, if you have integrity, nothing else matters. And if you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. The FBI's motto is the -delity bravery and integrity and for the men and women of the bureau. Uncompromising integrity, both personal and institutional is the core value. That same integrity is a hallmark of this institution. William, and Mary was the first college in the country to have a student run honor system. Not honor system in the community of trust it enables rests on one precept precept is integrity. Your professional and your personal success. We'll rest on that same precept. And there will come a time when you will be tested. You may find yourself standing alone against those you thought were trusted colleagues, he may stand to lose what you have worked for, and a decision will not be an easy coal, but surely, William, and Mary has prepared you for just such a test. Indeed your own. Thomas Jefferson, believed that William, and Mary was the finest school of manners and morals that ever existed in America. And as graduates as graduates, you are charged with upholding this legacy of honesty and integrity, today you become the standard bearers. Turning to the importance of public service or service over self. I could say that I did not really choose public service, rather I more or less fell into it early on perhaps, not fully appreciating the challenges other such service one can come to understand the importance of service over self in a myriad of ways, through volunteerism through commitment to a particular cause, or perhaps by example. As an undergraduate. I had one of the finest role models, I could have asked for an upperclassman by the name of David Hackett. He was on our nineteen sixty five lacrosse team. He was not necessarily the best on the team. But he was determined and a natural leader. He graduated later, that spring and a year later as we were graduating, we still at Princeton face a decision of how to respond to the war in Vietnam. We knew that David was in Vietnam serving as a platoon commander in the Marine Corps and the spring of sixty seven he volunteered for a second tour of duty, but on April twenty ninth as he led his men against North Vietnamese army contingent David was killed by a sniper's bullet just south of the DMZ. Now, one would have thought that the life other marine, and David's death in Vietnam would argue strongly against following in his footsteps. But many of us all in him, the person we wanted to be he was a leader and a role model on the field to Princeton. He was a leader and a role model on the fields of analysts well and a number of his friends and teammates joined the Marine Corps because of him. As did. I, I do consider myself fortunate to have survived that tour of yet nam, there were many men, such as David Hackett, who did not impress because of that. I've always felt compelled to try to give back in some way, I have indeed been lucky to spend the better part of my professional life in public service into benefit from the intangible rewards that come from such service. Lessons? I learned as a marine have stayed with me for more than forty years value of teamwork sacrificed disciplined, life lessons. I could not have learned in quite the same way elsewhere. And when I do look back on my career, I think of having the opportunity to participate in major investigation such as pan. Am one. Oh, three work with homicide. Detectives shoulder to shoulder in Washington DC, and to be able to work with one of the finest institutions in the world, for the last eleven years, the FBI the FBI, and I will say that these opportunities would have been difficult to replicate in the private sector, and that's for me. I can say it has been time. Well, spent. Since its earliest days, the college of William and Mary has emphasized service over self your fellow alumni, have served as the nation's highest political officers attorneys, judges, teachers, doctors, and civic, and military leaders are FBI director or then FBI director. I should say Robert Muller has a commencement of William and Mary may twelfth twenty thirteen..
"david hackett" Discussed on KCRW
"Thousand a year to thirty three since nineteen Eighty-eight when whol began its global polio eradication campaign, Pakistan, and. Afghanistan are the only two countries which have never stopped polio. For NPR news. I'm Lisa Shlein in Geneva. On Wall Street, the Dow was down thirty two points. This is NPR news. Good afternoon. It's one oh four. I'm Eric Roy with California headline some KCRW suddenly gasoline costs a lot more than it did just days ago. The average price of regular gas shot up four cents per gallon overnight in LA county to just under three dollars and sixty two cents. That's almost twenty one cents higher than a week ago. Analysts blamed force cuts in gasoline production at five California oil refineries the frosting on the cake was Monday's partial shutdown of the Valero refinery in the San Francisco suburb Venetia pursuing petroleum coke into the air. David Hackett is the president of Stillwater associates. An Orange County based transportation and energy consulting firm that caused the spot price gasoline increase by twelve cents a gallon on Monday. So that price increases likely to get passed through to motorists over the next week or so the automobile club of southern California also points to a partial shutdown of the Phillips sixty six refinery in Carson maintenance at the Torrance refinery and unplanned flavorings at Chevron oil refineries in Elsa Gundel and Richmond up in the bay area. The Orange County sheriff's department is going to stop housing undocumented immigrant criminal suspects in OC jails on behalf of us, immigration and customs enforcement, John Barnes says this is not a political move in his announcement Barnes said there's a mental health crisis. You know, see jails since two thousand fifteen we have seen.
"david hackett" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And real food for lifetime changes to one health and body. Jumpstart MD dot com. I'm Greg Dalton tonight on climate one carbon in our atmosphere friend or foe. It is a pollutant when it's there and access, but if we can figure out through innovation how to turn that waste back into a valuable product, we can take that liability and turn it back into an asset going carbon negative tonight at eight on climate one from the Commonwealth club. And also later tonight former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano says America is only as strong as its weakest democratic institution. I'm Joshua Johnson will meet her next time on one A the one eight program gets underway at eleven o'clock this evening here. On breezy conditions today with rain this morning, then showers along with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, we're expecting highs to range from the upper fifties to the mid sixty s and it looks like those winds will reduce a little bit later this afternoon. Five fifty one. This is the California report. Good morning, I'm lily dramatically. Millions of drivers in our state are waking up to higher gasoline prices this morning energy experts blame problems at several refineries throughout California, Ted Goldberg reports. Crude oil prices are already up now at in a fire at Phillips sixty six processing unit in Carson earlier this. Month and in northern California. A series of flaring incidents at Chevron in Richmond and partial shutdown valeros Benicia refinery that lasts problem is now the subject of three separate investigations, David Hackett is with Stillwater.
"david hackett" Discussed on The Worldshapers
"About. Well, about about a character who comes of age sort of it is it is my bid to be token in many ways. Now, the main characters name, Sarah, Sarah is a witch. She is talented, and and clever and brave and funny and fiercely loyal and paranoid Zena phobic. And mean, and and the story opens on the day of the tobacco fair in eighteen fifteen in Nashville because this is an epic fantasy. But it's an epic fantasy set in an alternate America. And it's America that looks that looks like America in terms of his languages and people some of its heroes, but in terms of its power structure operates sm- a little more like the holy Roman empire with a bunch of semi independent powers and an elected emperor. Who? Who is who was at the time. The story opens his Thomas Penn Penn landholder, so eighteen fifteen October Sarah takes the Sarah's lives in the Nashville area. She takes the family young down to sell the crop and imperial army officers tried to kidnap her and she learns that she has the secret history a history. So secret, she yourself is unaware of it. She is the hidden daughter of the dead. Empress mad Hannah Penn and her uncle who she'd never knew was her. Uncle living emperor Thomas Penn military hero. Lord Thomas has discovered her existence views hers, a threat to his wealth and power and once or killed. She learns also that she has she has two siblings that she has a she has kind of a strange fairytale type birth that resulted in her birth and the birth of two other siblings in their hidden. Elsewhere in the empire. Her. Her quest is to find her hidden siblings to recover, the lost wealth of her mother Hannah Penn and the lost Royal authority for father who was another sort of military hero and semi legendary figure one of the the kings of one of the the seven mound builder kingdoms of the Ohio river valley. So it's it's very it's very quest. E it's very epic fantasy is very fairytale, but things are playing out in places like New Orleans, Philadelphia and Nashville. Yes, it's it's very interesting in that regard, the term that's been applied to it. I c is Flint lock fantasy which is actually not a term. I've ever seen before. I don't think was that invented for your book or have you seen it somewhere else? I think it's been it's so also seen black powder fantasy. I think there I think there's another term. Or two people have been trying to find. Because this is I'm not unique in having written sort of epic fantasy time when there are also musket. So while I was writing this Django Wexler was sort of starting to publish his series, my friend, Brian McLellan's got I think six books out that are that are gin involve sort of both early modern gunpowder, but also epic fantasy elements and there are others. So I I don't know if there is yet a consensus term, I don't think this was invented for me. I have seen things words like musket punk as another one just a bit earlier than steam punk seems to be what they're going for as well. I think that's right. I think some I think people the steam punk brand was successful noth- that people have invented many at our kinds of punks. Yeah. I had a book from a publisher which is now defunct and I'm shopping around again, they decided to call. Oh it volts punk because it in magic. That was vaguely like electricity wasn't my idea at all. And I'm not sure it's a very good description, but these I hadn't seen it before. But anyway, volt punk was kind of catchy. So where did the idea come from? Oh, man. From from multiple places or from multiple streams commingling in my heart. So let lemme parse out some of the streams one of the streams is my own children. So the three children who are at the center of this story. Sarah's the only woman meet in book one. But in book two we meet the the brother Nathaniel and book three we get a closer look at Margaret the the story of their birth is is as follows their their father, the king of the mound. Builder. Kingdom of Cahokia's writing the bounds of his kingdom on the western edge of the empire when he dies. I in fact, he is murdered by one of his by some of his men acting under orders from from his brother-in-law Thomas Penn. Although that's not generally known. Sorry. Taylor. I knew there you go. You knew it with with his with his dying breath. He anoints three acorns with his blood and sends them with his father confessor priests back to Philadelphia. Hannah his wife, her response causes people to suspect she has lost her mind. She she treats the acorns like their children, she sings to them coddles them and then one day she eats. And then she gives birth nine months later two three children who are variously marked on their on their head. So we meet, Sarah and her she's the title character. We see her. I it's it's the subject of the first paragraph. She at the age of fifteen her I has never opened. She hasn't either has never opened it is it looks infected and it's red, and it's uses pus, and it's nasty, and she's already an unattractive woman and kind of a hell cat. And so so this gets her, you know, negative attention on top of that. But adventurously turns out that that disfigurement is sort of a Mark of her birth and her siblings have similar marks one in her hair. And then the the other one in his ear now my kids, so my my son. Our first child was born with his left ear pressed flat against the site of his head, and it has never fully relaxed. So if you look at him straight on he has one ear that pressed forward the it was pressed forward against the side of his head. So he has one ear that looks normal. And then one pointing out perpendicular, right? My second child when she was very I mean, three or four weeks old. She was very young. And my brother Sam was visiting us and playing with her in the crib. And and suddenly he he kind of called out and said, hey, is it normal that her eyes are a different size. And we rushed in her eyes. Her pupils were dramatically differently. Dilated was wide. Open was very tight shut. Now turns out there's nothing wrong with her. It's it's a it's just a there's there's no neurologic. It's a neurological condition doesn't hurt her at all. It's just I forget what it's called. It's got a name her pupils dilate at different rates. It's not an indication. We were worried it was a concussion or something. It's just that's the way horizon. So I have been calling her since she was, you know, five weeks old, my witchy I'd child and then our third child had has this shocking. Head of hair, it's a recessive trait. My in my wife's family sort of one person every generation the rest of us have kind of ordinary more or less, flat hair. And then kind of one person every generation gets curly fro-, and she's got it. So so what piece was me wanting to write a story about these chill? That are sort of marked as my own children. And and a story about them recovering. Lost or mysterious heritage from their father Solex. So really really really really at the heart is there's a story here about me and my children. Now, there's other stuff I was reading several things at the time. I was you know, I'd finished a book, and I was trying to get what to write next, and I was reading several things. One of them was I was reading my kids. The brothers Grimm fairy tales, and you know, in a sort of fairly straight up translation version where they don't always make sense, and they have very dark endings and lots of death. And at the same time, I was reading, and I I am not remembering now, I've got several different volumes. I was reading a history of the thirty years war. And and Germany is not something that ever really studied much in my use. But reading those two things at the at the same time made me realize and embarrassed to say, I was like thirty thirty four. Thirty five or whatever when I realized this maybe realize what the setting of the Grimm fairy tales is because it's it's a as an American kids, very striking setting because you read something like, the musicians of Bremen, and they're wandering around these animals or in a landscape where there are princes and their emperors. But there are also mayors, and there are people with guns, and you kinda go. Well, what is this? What is this crazy setting? Well, it turns out it's early modern Germany, it's the holy Roman empire, which I sorta never made made those connections. I was I was thinking looking for a setting for the story of these three marks children. And for a while. I thought I might try to set something in say sixteenth century, Germany, which would have Volvo think an awful lot of research. But then I read I read another book, which is called Albion's seed, and it's. A book by historian American story and called David Hackett Fischer, who is a sort of one of the great