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"Right now. Here's the question. I'm doing my french this week. The movie french dispatch opens at the beach. Theater with a star studded cast including actor timothy. Chaumet what other hit movie is timothy xiaomei starring in this week please does my frenchaccent. It's not french at all all you need to do one word. You have to the first person that that sends on the facebook. Page the name of that movie back to asking the question again. Back to my friend jackson so while we're waiting for that because i got to retie once again this week. The movie french dispatch opens at the beach. Theater with a star studded cast including actor timothy. What other hit movie is timothy starring in this week. Apparently this dude got two movies out. I'll tell you who doesn't have a movie out and that's alec baldwin about being bought a bang that guy's going to jail so the first person that could name. The movie is going to win tickets. I don't know if the music playing outside or not but go ahead dear. it's all yours. Yours coming events and i just was popping around on different websites and saint raphael's famous rent. Dinner is going on saturday. Five to that sounds good. Twenty bucks dine in or dine out on williams. Driving i'm in fort myers beach and today from eight to twelve. They're probably finishing up. Soon is the lee county beautiful mono film it madness and this is their annual water-based clean up to remove fishline and other debris and you can drop off your trash from the boat. You go out on a boat you pick up trash and you can drop it off at the mound house between eight and eleven thirty at the dock there okay. I would've liked. I tried to clean up some stuff on the beach. But this is an a water based once you have to be out in the boat god because the monofilament do you know what that is something that comes out of your camera now. It's fishing line by see. I don't. I don't fish a lot. Did you find any bobbers. No but i found a really cool shell with an animal. I took a picture of it today. It was very cool. While i was running on the beach and i have to say my favorite run was this morning. The weather could the it was. It was dark myself it was. The beach was huge because the tide was so far. The tide was almost out to the bait shop on the pier. Which is it's crazy now. Last week it was coming up right at a picnic tables. And then this week it's out there describing climate change dear. It's all climate change. And i'm sure it's about the climate change and the moon but speaking of climate change the low. Something is coming up so folks. You're gonna wanna stay tuned to our newsletter on our website. If you don't get our newsletter you can go on the website and if you haven't been on the website speech chalk radio news dot com. That's the news website. It's different than beach. Talk radio dot com. Which is where we post. 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This is the water queen right here. She's on top of the water stuff right when she goes to these meetings. She wears a crown. That says. i'm the water clean. Because she knows her and then she gets to the point where she starts talking about the water and then my eyes were glazing over. Because i have no idea what an estuary is and why this is overflowing here. All i know is kevin rowaine says. Stop sending us as march water and brian. Mass needs more water. That brian joshua kennedy says that way for crying out loud and people in the south wanted and big sugar is growing everybody. That's all i understand. That's your opinion it's not my opinion. That's what i hear people saying but see that's why you need to have the water queen a tell you the information because she knows what's going on and all these people that are on the water meetings they compliment you on how much you know about the water and speaking of the water next weekend we're going to have to guests on from the everglades foundation. Ua and here we go. I'm going to be heading to the everglades one way or another. I'm waiting for the rain to. I mean it's really bugging me. I'm waiting for the rain to stop so things can drive a little bit so that more areas are accessible. But i did buy a pair of rubber boots with chickens on them. They're super super cute. That i can wear our leaking. Yep where do you buy this tractor. Supply one dollars. There's so super q. I will definitely take pictures of them right. So that's going to be a next saturday's show is already filled up. We're going to have the ceo of the everglades foundation. That's eric. I can burg and dr steve davis is chief science officer. You you you hear those names. Come up during these low samedan. Check this out. We're also going to have on mr king. The king foundation is the major sponsor of the shrimp festival this year. And so we're going to talk to mr king about why he sponsoring shrimp festival and about his foundation and everything is is happening. I mean every weekend. Something's going on and then right into the shrimp festival. You want to get out of here. But i can see that you just this is like being on the conversation with someone and they want to hang up and you just keep talking so you don't give anybody an opportunity that you that wants to hang up or do you think it's them that wants to hang up. Who is it to them. I think it's i think it's more like it's you think waiting for you to do something silly but otherwise do something silly yet. I'm telling you folks in the next few weeks something silly might happen in. And that's no joke so listen to the show. If you're not listening right now you better be listening in the next two weeks. 'cause something silly is going to. Don't you think it's close to be an happening. And we're gonna make that announcement if we make it right on this show. We're not going on another show. This major announcement or silly announcement. It's going to be something that's gonna rock your dropping off. Yes they are not see. People don't always watch the show live. Sometimes they wanna tune in just for this part to watch you say end to show and to watch me just trying to stretch it out as much as i can until you drop the mic. Walk away right ski. Steve can't wait to leave. He can is gonna go home pick weeds. That's what he's a qualification. This show like picking weeds. Is that a word. It is a word but you used it incorrectly. Got all the ads in. Yeah we love our sponsors thanks to the staff here at aids through hell today the little. 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"Tells jokes about whatever wants to talk about and he can never get cancelled and you know what if he did. He wouldn't care and well his latest he was like he might he was. He's done last night. He was done with his netflix special. Contra flicks is up. And that's what. I think he was talking about last night. He told jokes about jewish people about white people about gay people about lgbtq. I say that right on offend anybody. And that's what he's trying to do. Is you always draws back like for me. It was too much. He always makes a great point about how the black people are the ones that always get screwed and he is right about that for the longest years many years. How many years has the talk about you. Know getting screwed. And when i'm reading about you are in dangerous territory about any of that when you go back to some of the early supreme court Cases that they're talking about a lot of it has to do slavery and when you listen to some of the things people said back then it was cringe-worthy about treating people the same way and so they weren't talking about the the gay community or the lgbtq community back there it was back then So they th. That community has much more to deal to deal with over so many years. I'm not saying we all have our issues. Of course wh- white men had no issues so trying to compare myself to anything. I have it on easy street. i know i know. That's that's the way it is so anyway let's talk about. Let's move on. Don't even know why. I'm just so fascinated by the supreme court right now and everything. That's going on with that branches of the of the government to dave chapelle. I mean i guess. I brought it up but the fact that you went off and he doesn't have anything here so yesterday. The first thing that i do in the morning check check all the local news stories just to see the websites to see what's going the news press as wing caz nbc has and maybe you know. Maybe it's to see if i missed anything from the beach but you know and the news press. Had this wicked long story about the water. They i don't remember who the reporters were were. They had a a very indepth story about the water. They need somebody from the west coast from the east coast. They even had somebody that they quoted from big sugar from the sugar industry. I don't think that they they don't call them soda. Sugar the proper terminology for talking about this analogy. I think that they would use. They had they had quotes from the everglades people. You know well now and you have to be. There are more than there are. We're darn everglades. Spit it out. There grew yeah we were talking about the everglades and i. I won't lose my place on this. I promise and if you guys are bored you can. You can go watch the races on on facebook page. but there's so many different everglades organizations it's like who the hell do you not trust and you got this group and that group and they're all have everglades in the title and so what can you just for the everglades arcane. You just have five people on one committee for the every play money we had someone from the everglades ooh grammar glades and then there's friends of the everglades foundation and i'm gonna be speaking with someone from their next week. Special show not do some great clean water conversations that are very informative. They bring it down so that everybody can understand. I would encourage everybody to go back and listen to those speaking of that and again i..
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"Two eight six You'll get a link back to us. That's a tool where we're able to send messages to our elected officials encouraging them to stay the course The if if i were to you didn't ask me this question. But as i look back on my ten year a pivotal moment was in sixteen. Twenty sixteen when the whole hour everglades movement took off and it wasn't just in. A bunch of environmentalists are making noise here. it was realtors. it was fishing boat captains. It was chamber of commerce up and down the coast business community has stepped up in a tremendous way. I encourage all business owners. This is your issue. This is the future of florida's economy. We all must rally well eric. Thanks so much for your time. We appreciate it. Your staff was great and setting this up and good luck anything we can do help. We're going to put the text number out on our page and we'll keep talking about today in the website address out there and there's any way can get donations sent your way. We're gonna do it. I i have one. So i would like to come down and visit the everglades but when is the best time to or one is a good time. Because i know it's when it's wet. I think it's a little more difficult. So i'm guessing when it's drier october through december Try that and you give me a call. We beloved host you. Maybe you can be live from the from the everglades on an airport we great. Thanks a lot eric. have a great weekend. Thank you so much erik from the everglades foundation again if you missed that number. It's your texts water to five to eight eight six and a red tide comes floating for your phone said why. Why do you do now. And that will get them. Hooked in with a way to get a hold of. I believe he said away to get hold of political leaders and get them hooked in with what they're doing at their organization and or you can go to everglades foundation triumph for many And a maybe make a donation or something like that. So thanks so much to eric for that. We appreciate it very much. And before we get to our next guest we of course have to take care of some of our favorite people so rock and roll here so i can sit here on. Friday fort myers tiki tours. Get out on one of those tiki boats and crews leisurely down the bay. They provide the tiki boat. They provide the captain the ice in the cooler. You bring five of your.
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"All the way down to florida bay is. Is there any truth that he's an alligator wrestler to or is that just another rumor. We hear that the fort myers started. That could be another room. But i know alligator around bursar on these rentals a alligator wrestler. We should put them up with berge. Ron's did you see the video of the lady that got her arm stuck in the alligator the other day and the guy jumped in. They're unbelievable crazy crazy. Go ahead since. I've got a couple minutes left do education science advocacy talked a lot about the advocacy of stuff. Can you tell us a little bit more about the education and the science that that the foundation is doing and supporting yes. Thank you for that. About six years ago we We started an education program in everglades literacy program. We i i was. The first graduate was part of the first graduating class of marjorie stoneman. Douglas in parkland and the high school is right there at the time. Right up against the everglades. Unfortunately there was never any emphasis when i was there about the importance of the ecosystem which was just off the baseball diamond. Let alone the importance of marjory. Stoneman douglas to this cause so our board and our staff. We have been leaning in to taking this message of what does it mean to be everglades literate so from kindergarten to twelfth grade Kids are now exposed to the everglades the importance of it. We're in twenty six school districts across florida including lee county including collier county. I wanna give a shout out to lake park. Elementary down in naples. They were the first school that signed up for this program six years ago. We've trained over one hundred thousand teachers It's a curriculum that was designed by teachers. Four teachers and the whole hope here again is by the time a child graduates and go on to college and become actively active in civics and in the community. They understand what's at stake as it pertains to everglades their advocates for the pusa hatschi their advocates for the waterways off southwest florida. And we're seeing great progress there as far as the science We realized that there's a lot of environmental groups that have scientists but no one hones in on the everglades specifically so again we have brought on distinguish talent who are totally focused or solely focused on everglades restoration They are a extraordinary group of people. Folks can check out everglades foundation dot org to.
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"Live from time out the peace timeout studio beach talkradio. That's right one seventy eight and we want to thank our sponsors right off the bat. Make sure we We give them a big shoutout. Best western i went oils. Fort myers tiki tours nervous. Nellie magherita santa bell carts state insurance. Usa sun palace vacations la ola restaurant. Tuck away cafe. Blue ribbon event speech pottery shuckers and of course our home studio sponsor time out later in the show school but school board school but school board madness and also afghanistan craziness the taliban non and we're also going to give away to the beach theater and that's are you going to remember. Yes forgot last week. I apologize to our friends at the beach theater but our first guest today is coming to us law remotely. And it's eric. Aiken burr who is the ceo of the everglades foundation. Eric thank you so much for coming on the show. We appreciate your time morning. Thanks for having me so eric. The first thing we want to ask you if you could would be to give us kind of a a rough idea for anybody that doesn't understand what the everglades exactly you know what they are. Well yeah well it is a unique ecosystem starting shingle creek. Just south of the orlando international airport. Running running south to Through the kissimmee river the qasimi chain of lakes making its way down to To lake okeechobee. And then all points in between from the all the way down to the florida. Keys and florida bay. It is a massive wilderness Certainly south of lego jobe. It is one of the largest wetlands in the world And it is a. It's a national treasure here. In this country this is the water supply for almost nine million floridians the everglades and we've lost about two thirds of it over time but There's a large effort as you both know over the last few years Including good numbers of the business community stepping forward to say. We need to protect this vital resource. I started reading the book. The swamp On a recommendation from somebody That watches the show. Because we've been following los and low psalm or low sam or whatever paul and everything going on with the colonel come into town and and southwest florida. We've had a chance on a couple of times. It's amazing how far back you know. The indians and the invaders had been fighting down in the in the everglades. It's it's it's got a long history it sure does to to future. us. Presidents were actually Engaged andrew jackson and zachary taylor Part of those those wars that you're referencing so yes there's a considerable amount of history here within the everglades over over time broward county..
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"Your your marketing skills leave something to be desired I mean first thing is every day after the show every Saturday after the show's over you walk away, so I have to put away all the equipment. Because you think you have to Hobnob with all the people, the second thing is how how many times have we gone over how to market? Market the new website. It's just two of us, and I said you can go beach. Talk Radio Light Right next is your new page that you're trying to steal people from me on just trying to be the good news page, not that you don't have good news on our regular page, but I'm just saying it's the less political page. Right no politics on your page. I'm finding. A little bit difficult. Well, I think that it's like a train wreck so like a car crash. People want to hear about the politics well I think once we get past this cove. It and we will, and the events start coming back and all of that. There's going to be a ton of stuff well. There's still going to be an election to I. Mean it goes all the way to November and it's just GonNa get. Help us that house race, or whatever it is that like United States Senate whatever house race I don't even know what it is. There's like ten people wanting I. Don't know how people can keep track of it like some of the people that we have on this show, but the other show. It's like they're saying the same exact thing. Only in a different voice, it's everybody's trump conservative, which is an oxymoron to begin with, and then they're all saying the same thing. I I want somebody to come out and say. I'm not for clean water just to see what the reaction is because who the hell is. He proclaimed why. Not to say anything about what heather said, but everybody is the now i. think well and and I. I was asking somebody about that. Because everyone says they're for clean water. And how does the average person and Lloyd you and what this person said was to go and look at. The foundations like the everglades foundation and you know the. Like this captains for clean water. Who they're endorsed endorse. Captains. Do you have to ask them? But you know and look at their record on what they've voted for. Because yeah, everybody's GonNa say there for clean water. Do you think that if Joe Biden is elected president I? Oh, sorry about that. Everybody that the cove will go away the next day. Now you don't think so. Do you think the covert is a hoax now. Do you think masks should be worn everywhere? Do I think they should be worn everywhere you. Did you see doctor. You didn't wear a mask at the baseball game the other night you know how they? When they took the picture, they did the writing. It did look like he had a cup or something I mean maybe. Taga for was sitting there the entire game it was the bottom of the night, and then he took the mask. They took the picture it you deal. It's kind of unfair. Take a drink something I. think that was the explanation. Is your buy a bottle of water? You don't have to have the mask on or some crazy thing like that, so everybody has to do what they're comfortable with, and please follow whatever city town you're in and give the people I agree with Dan don't for God's Sakes. Don't give the people at the restaurants or the seven eleven. Stores Dissertation on why you think it's against your rights like they don't care and it's not right. It's not really fair. It's not really fair. Especially historian at the seven eleven. That just didn't sound right, but people get crazy. People get crazy so next week. We have Jim levins on nine o'clock. He's running for Lee County Sheriff and then at nine thirty. We have your favorite guests of all time. Lee County Commissioner race in Delhi and he's in a race of for the county. Commission and I have no idea who is appointed as does anybody know who he's running against? I have no idea. Do you doubt I know he's running against somebody, but all I see. Is Ray signs everywhere I say who the most signs that you see, and then we'll bug out here as you raised signs I. See I see I. See raise I see Kevin. Evan Ruins I see Marcy. No signs are everywhere. Yeah, he's got a big business out there big presence and i. mean you know he's? He's in that position now. So I mean that makes sense. Running head start like that is always helpful so all right there. You did a lovely job today. A lots of research and I just want to say I'll keep you want for another week and we'll go from there. Thank you, all righty, or everybody will see you one week from today here Pete's timeout with killer lineup of guests, and we'll also be at Cantina one on on on Friday night with brand. Don Leslie, from uncovering or Bendon, as skim lights to gone. Now before you go, we do have to tell that story, so we go to Cantina one nine. They have a kind of a loud crowd because it's inside and some people didn't want to listen to this show 'cause they're interested in the fifty thousand candidates running for. For that one office, and so Kim decides that she's going to laminate how to listen to the show, and so she prints like out these flyers, and she custom in half, and then she gets more copies that you laminate some than than we burn them to Canton. One zero nine and she spelled his name wrong. I spelled his name wrong on half of them I. Don't know how that happened, but I I left out a letter. I am eternally sorry for that. We both looked at over multiple multiple times. During the day Nice job then on still you just didn't see it and I, so I apologize to him I. Feel horrible I'm going to remain Sephora I'm sure it's fine. You know we're just making memory the two of us. That's all we do everyday. Americans world. Are everybody thanks again and thanks to John here and Debbie. Of course, who's the brains in this family in this operation here and we will see you all next time same bat. Channel Same Bat station bye..
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"Many repellents are not a bet. You didn't know that many repellents are not so island oils LLC dot com, and we appreciate their sponsorship and go on there and buy some bug repellent. Dammit, keep the no see'ums off you. Heather fits in. Hagen is back for another swing at the at the political acts here good morning. Yes so tell us what what are you running for and? All of the information on that all right well. I am currently state representative and now I am running for Senate in district. Twenty seven and I'm I'm excited to be here because I am the clean water candidate. and. That's what I want to talk about a little bit today with you so before free start rifling. She's been studying the whole thing now. Just for a little bit of background for people that might not know you originally were running for this race. That has ten other people in it, which is I? Don't even know how people are going to be able to decide. It was down to nine. Oh, we had the Dane Eagle on our show last night at Cantina, one or nine and He says it's like a three or four person race now that had to be. Be Tough to try and get into scrum like that. With with so many people well, there were a lot of people in that race, but I think after I gave it A. Lotta thought I realized that there was no real champion for clean water in the Senate race while there are champions in the congressional race, and as a person that loves this community. The primary focus for me was be able to make sure that our water was protected. So, who do you like in that race now? Who's your candidate and you know I'm not gonNA say one word on that. You're not. Asking that one time. Did. You ask that it was like okay? You told me later, right? My year after the show all right, so yes, the clean water now you've just been well I. Don't know how recently but endorsed by vote water now and congressman. That must be great well, not only that I mean congressman mass has been a tremendous champion, so that makes me very honored to get his endorsement, but in addition to that I'm extremely proud of everglades foundation endorsing me because I have been a long time champion for everglades restoration and I'm glad that they recognize that, and I'm GonNa. Keep fighting I'm in the Senate. and. What are some of the other legislative issues that you've tackled in the past? You're most proud of well. I. Think one of the things I'm most proud of at as a mother of a nineteen year. Old Young Woman is working on human trafficking. I pass some legislation that's going to have harder more stronger penalties against human traffickers and require training a lot of. Restaurants and different businesses so that you can recognize the signs of human trafficking because we've got to stop that it is so serious in Florida, and is it a serious issue here in right in our little area, it is You know I have been working on that issue, and you would not believe how much trafficking is actually going on Near downtown Fort, Myers and there is a very high level of activity. and. We need to stop. Who Knew? Well assume the newsreel often. Well it's hard to to actually quantify it and get on the news, but because I have been out on the streets and trying to help the homeless population through the pandemic i. See and hear things that don't typically go on the news. Are there things people can can look for if they're out and about because I know I have spoken to a deputy friend of mine and they were like it. You've probably seen in your neighborhood. Just walking by you just don't know you don't know the signs to look for what we could do an entire show on that, but the thing of it is you have to afford. You know people that are not looking directly in the eye. You have to look for someone that's talking for someone. You have to look at what just if something on the back of your neck stands up. It doesn't seem right. Take a second look. There's lots of little signs you can look for so. Is this a big issue in a state race, or is it mostly a national race about being pro-life and. Control and things like that because I. Think I was reading some stuff that you're being criticized on those issues well, why is that one of your questions a lot of misinformation? So. Let's talk about the negative ads yellow. Talk About having heard any. Are they on TV or the radio? I haven't really either, but I've heard about them at. Obviously, there's always negative. Ads in politics. It's unfortunate, but the thing that's really important to notice about these ads. WHO's doing them? Where they're coming from to find out who's doing there is the ads are being put forward by people local I mean insiders insiders in Tallahassee the swamp. They are trying to buy this election so that local people here in this area can't have the candidate they want. All those ads are being fired out of Tallahassee because they don't want. They want the person that they've anointed not somebody that is the candidate for the people that Ray Rodriguez. Is that. I can't speak to I. Don't think ray personally is doing it, but I think that there are some Tallahassee. The candidate that they're pushing, yes. Pushing you know they didn't want to have any primary election here? But I said you know at the end of the day. No, the voters need to have an option and clean water is way too important. Unfortunately, my opponent is an errand boy for big sugar and I just can't stand for that so well. Clarify your positions on pro-life and gun control than. Than I am pro-life, but I believe that there should be exceptions for when a mother's life is in danger, and also, when there has been a rape again as a mother of nineteen year old girl. We've had these conversations, and it's a very personal decision and I think that's where we need to leave, but that's really not the focal point of this. Of this campaign I think the campaign is really just onto things, just the clean water, and also the referendum on on being allowed to pick your own candidate to beard senator, and so the gun control thing to Parkland Bill. What's that about? That's ridiculous. I'm sorry to say what the Parkland Billy's bill. It was a bipartisan bicameral bill that we passed in the wake of the Parkland shooting. In order to strengthen our schools and be able to put teachers in the classroom that were armed if they were trained, but every bill is not perfect sometimes when you're working in a bipartisan fashion, you put things in that you may not like, but for the greater good you vote for it, so that bill increased the age of the person that can buy a gun. But. The bill was a good bill, but the most important thing to know is why this is ridiculous, is it? My ponant voted the same way, okay? So, you voted in favor or against vote. We both voted for this bill that strength, so what's the criticism that the was ray raised? That's the criticism that they're. Putting out there, but it makes you sound like you're. You're trying to take their guns away. Is that what they're extrapolate from absurd because I actually sponsored gun bill, I sponsored a bill that allowed you to take your weapons with you in the case of an emergency and be able to leave, and not have to have a concealed weapons permit, so I have been strong on guns back right now. I beg your pardon packing heat right now. I'm. Back to you, dear I don't to get you out. Well, can you tell us little bit about your stance on immigration, and then the e-verify? Yeah, just to talk about that I, I am against illegal immigration I'm strongly against it, and I, think that's evidenced by the fact that I was the prime co-sponsor of the verify bill so while I am fighting for the to lockdown our borders and to stop sanctuary cities. My opponent is trying to. To water down. He was with the contingent that was trying to water down the e-verify bill. We got something passed, and I'm happy for that, but I am definitely strong on our keeping our borders shut and making sure that illegals cannot work in Florida now e-verify. Can you explain to people that are and what when you referring to get? That got watered down. What what you mean by that? I wanted to have more requirements to be able to check if someone was an illegal immigrant, but what we did is in this bill for either if I we are suggest not suggesting we're requiring businesses to do one of two things either go on the federal e-verify system to try and determine if the person that is applying for the job is an illegal alien or to. To, gather the documents that are the same as what the requirements are on the verified like the I, nine documents and things that will prove that you're legally allowed to work here, and that's for all businesses not Gillette. How Blah businesses all right so tell us a little bit about Bella. Who's doing some ads? Some youtube videos I love Bella anything about you don't Obama. Know about say you're gonNA ballot because she's going to be famous one day I know about the tostitos e. I met Bela when I was out. You know working with the homeless in downtown. Fort, Myers and one of the advocates that I work with Ramona..
"everglades foundation" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Wasn't glued to the TV. I was actually on the Internet and my phone just started blowing out. People were like, Did you see that? And I was like, what? And then it was just like I got so many calls one after another got to see the episode, you know? The next day, and I was like, Wow, this is just amazing. Keep listening. Toe I heart radio for Mohr, Neil, Sean and all your favorite artists. Please let me 22. Welcome back to the show. Check You and Natalie Rodriguez get her top turning story. Hey, Natalie. Hey, Brian. Everyone's talking about Miami Mayor Frances Stores announcement just moments ago, warning that if something isn't done to dramatic dramatically alter the course of covert 19 and this outbreak, the area could be in a more dire situation in the weeks ahead possible Shut down again. And ah lot of questions about whether Miami Dade as a county is going to do that, and Broward County we heard yesterday that is a possibility for them to shut down again as well. Good times, Good times. And not the TV show. Now that did bring some good times. Yes. All right. You know what makes my mind a little bit happier? What puts me at ease a little more ice cream. Well. That's actually it's actually more actually make the woods. I mean, I'm that weird. I like the taste of ice cream. But like many sweet things, you know, going to a point. I have yet to exhaust My interest when it comes to nature. I love nature. I love the Everglades Love our waterways. I love everything. The Southport has offered that way. And thus Very passionate about the topic when it comes to our representatives. And of course, we've made progress in recent years after years and years and years of hearing Hey, if only do this and that we finally started to see policy change in recent years, Prime ass big part of that we've had him on the Germany Times. And there's a very strong endorsement, in fact, what appeared to be the strongest endorsement Ever issued of a politician, and it happened to be of one Brian, Mass coming from the Everglades Trust. Joining us the executive director, Kimberly Mental on you May Ball at have trust on Twitter. Kimberly. Thank you for joining us. You're I'm happy to be here. Sorry to hear about what's going on in Miami, but at least they've got a really good mayor. France for us is I consider him an all star, and it's just It's very disturbing to hear they the the intro news, But I'm glad to talk about the Everglades and excited to talk to you about Brian Matt. Yes. So let's talk about this a little bit. I mean, what caught my attention Wasn't the endorsement necessarily? That's not necessarily knew that you have been supportive of the efforts of representative Master. However. Your commentary around it. The Everglades trust been around for quite some time. And you remarked that there has never been anyone else You've worked with. It has been a strong on the issues of the Everglades and our waterways as prime asked, Tell us a little bit about that. Well, there's a couple of things there spend some unbelievable superheroes in the past that have done the work that Brian is standing on top of their shoulders. And I think of play Shaw and And I could go on and on. But as it relates to the discharges and the lake levels and pushing and it really is pushing a boulder Uphill. Nobody has has been able to do what what? Brian has been able to dio so we've got issues that come Up at different times. And they have since Theo Everglades Trust in the Everglades Foundation got involved in the late eighties. Early nineties on DH and Progress is made in fits and starts. But what Brian has brought to the table and his energy has brought to the table. Is getting to the heart of what is has stopped us for so long. He's getting right to the you know, going straight to the heart. Of the problem, and that is the control of water. Um For the first time in this happened, it was really it was a fantasy, and and congressman Matt Telling the Army Court you are going to start to regulate the lake levels differently based on the time of year, so get those get the lake level lower going into hurricane season. Mom said that we aren't forced with only one option and that's to discharge toxic polluted water to both coast of Florida. That was the first time that they started to manage it differently because the industry the sugar industry wasn't dictating the policy and when you are going to change Something that big you have to go straight at sugar and and it's not for any other reason than that's the problem on Brian has done that, but he has done it with With purpose and getting an outcome that has had a dramatic effect over the last two years. So in 2019 no toxic discharge is so far in 2020 No toxic discharge is it doesn't change the fact that the system is still broken. But it's getting to the heart of the problem. And the problem is, we're holding too much water in Lake of Chobe for one industry and not enough water is able to get cleaned and sent out. Into the Everglades, and I could give you specific numbers. That to me is mind numbing. We're not gonna have time for it here, but I'd be interested Paula very soon, Kimberly, because very passionate about this topic, and I have done a lot of work on this and as well that would probably jive with what you're talking about, including working on survey work of the And proving water quality on the intercoastal. It's it's important work. I appreciate the work of the Everglades trust, and it's good to hear from you can Kimberly Mitchell and the executive director he may fall and have trust on Twitter. Be right back. Right? 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"everglades foundation" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Clause to lawers is going to result in more discharges. And this is the area that I grew up. You know walking these beaches catching tarpon and big snuck out on the water here and a proposal. That's going to put more discharges out. There is something that's a serious concern for me and all these local businesses. You know people that I went to school with the people that run businesses around here and I went to school with their kids and I mean this is my community. I care a lot about it and when I see you know some political crap going on in Washington that's going to cause more toxic. Algae blooms more fish. Kills around here? I'm GONNA fight that because this this means everything. South was four to means everything to me so when it comes to whenever have conversations with people about about Dan Andrews and captains clean. I always say they are great guys at the end of the day and they two do clear do one hundred percent want the water issues to go away the problem that I have with the nonprofits that no one talks about or I should say the people with the bigger following talk about is how misleading they can be. We can't we can't go into this water issue completely extreme captains for clean water everglades foundation. Focus everything on south of the lake. They want that reservoir. Yes it's an important proponent but when you have when you focus on Soli south of the lake what experts say is Never. Clean the water in the lake. And you're never gonNA get rid of the discharges completely so why don't you go north of the Lake? But no one ever gives any attention to that. That's a whole separate subject. We're not going to have. But when you're so focused in extreme with the savings clause and there's other people that get hurt and my story. The letter that was sent supporting the savings clause it is legitimately the only people that are opposing or or on. Dan side about this are the everglades foundation and all their associated organisations every single utility on the east coast. Same please give us water. Miccosukee tribe of Indians same. Please give us this water. Please support the savings clause. It's gotTa be more balanced and that's something I say on my page all the time regardless if you think I'm being biased or not you got to go into these things with a balanced approach. Same with cove in nineteen. You can't just shut down the entire country pro you think. Do you think that your reporting on Capitol clean water will give them a black. I if enough people watch it is. It was at fair to take a shot at them like that and by the way everybody. This wasn't a Senate though. I don't think you I did not I did not do this purposely. I sent a when I saw report two o'clock in the morning. I sent a facebook message to the website or to collect Catholics for clean water. Not knowing that anyone would even read it and that's why my phone kept going off his mind. I'm fine. Do you think back to the question. Do you think that that was that? People will look at captain's clean water who I'd never heard a negative thing about but I don't really. I'm not really. I'm not really in tune to the water as much as other people are to me. Look like a a shot to the. I wanted to be as the way I wanted to be. Our gave him his opportunity and same with congressman mass to do an interview. And like I said I would have done it. Fifty fifty congressman. I've had an interview with congressman mass. Where did he say to you? his people just gave me all this presentations and slides that they think defense they've caused but then when you have says you look through them they did yeah and then sent it to all the people that were opposing them. Every single one of them said no. This is bs all my. How can I support this? I need him to come on and explain it. You know what I mean. I can't just go off of an email Dan. Do you feel like it was a black guy or or you're not to concern. I mean I'm not concerned at all. It Ain't gonNA hurt us. He's not concerned by here right now. The the thing I wanted to a ED invited me on a. I want to come in here in talking in a life platform but the the other interesting thing about that. Is You entirely discredited Brian? Mass response didn't even share that with the viewer. Which shows bias if you wanted to present his argument that he said That would have been great. You know it would have been easy. You could could have done that but instead the end of your video you just summed it up and said you know he sent me a bunch of stuff and explained it but whatever and you didn't show it or didn't even didn't even read a line because I had twelve experts all saying that it's the S. Unfortunately yeah I bet you get bungee twenty more than agree with that point of view. I mean the sugar industry has a lot of people twenty. I have no ties to the everglades foundation and then I'll take him seriously. Okay Yeah I mean you can if you want to count experts in judge all your thing. Just based on. Tally marks do it. But I mean we've got covered Wayne. Who's our you've had him on your your Your little I have no personal ties to anyone. It's just an and Kevin Rouen our mayor of Santa Bell who's led the charge on water quality absolutely led the charge from the local government perspective. I can't think of any other elected official At that city or county perspective that has spent anywhere near as much time or listen to experts as much as Governor. Wayne has an he is been appointed by Governor Santa's to the cell for Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Mayor Rouen in his opening comments. Absolutely let this issue on fire saying this is a huge threat. governor to Santa's has multiple times called for keeping lake as low as we can in the dry season without hurting. Okay Okay Yes yes. That is very true. It's is definitely an important proponents to keep the lake low to avoid discharges but not too low and then we have a bad drought and now you have every single town in city on the east coast. Who Rely on Lake Okeechobee? For that drinking water or to keep their drinking water supply not tainted with saltwater struggling and that is why they're all coming out in support. This isn't this isn't sugar verse. Everglades Foundation. This is all the cities and towns on the east coast needing this water against Spanish. Yeah and just so you know the the if you look at the total amount of water by system The total amount. That's used the sugar. Industry uses half of the public. Water supply. it's a little less than half. It's okay what is it. Forty seven percent. I think it's about forty to forty five. Okay so so. They're they're using. It's not just sugar sugar. It's it's the community no it's the everglades agricultural area the Lake Okeechobee Service area which is about ninety five to ninety nine percents Sugar depending on the year. Maybe some years it goes down to ninety percent but for the vast majority of that You know well over ninety percent. It's it's sugar I if you if you look at world water goes there's definitely things that can be put into the Lake Okeechobee. System Operating Manual that prioritize. You know drinking water for people. I mean that. That's all factored into this this Savings clause has never been applied to Lord's ever mean and since before there was a comprehensive everglades restoration plan to now that's never been there and the reason that happening now is to put In even greater priority on that water for consumptive users like the sugar industry. They're the biggest winner out of this of any single one And that's how it's going to negatively impact us. Simplify this a little bit Dan because you can debate about water issues all day. Every day is just that much to talk about. The root of the problem of why I did this report was that the misleading clip. That you put out a thirty second clip about the language whatever. The special interests are trying to manipulate the water system. Forget about forget about water. Forget about sugar that clip had no actual information in it and you just are tricking people into signing your petition. Because they might. They have no idea what they're signing onto and then you don't explain yourself until the day or two later in a long long long interview that you did on facebook live that right. There is wrong and it's irresponsible and that's what experts flag one hundred percent all right percent because everything in that video that we released as one hundred percent has no information then we got a rabbit video. We have landing page with all the information if everybody let's go to Catholics for clean water dot. Org you'll see a big banner on the page and Brendan. I think it would you world of justice to go there and do some learning yourself. There's a whole Page resource several hours of videos on there and you can go on and and and see specifically how this would affect us And how it would affect you know even keeping like higher which could very well be a result of this if it went through how could negatively impact human health safety of people living around like. There's a lot to it If you don't want more just sorgess if you want. Lake Okeechobee managed a little lower in the dry season That's what we stand for. It'll give us more capacity for storage once. These heavy submarine chat Brendan I mean. I don't know if you didn't just do enough investigation on here or what to see some of these ties especially with Richard L. You know with his representation that I don't know if you didn't do the other act. Thanks so much for coming on Sorry we're running out of time but thank you. I appreciate your time and hopefully we can get you on for a one on one interview when you're around the beach yeah anytime you want. Thanks a lot Dan from captains for clean water Well I mean honestly that wasn't a setup. I had no idea that he was going to call. I mean the last time I tried to get them on. I sent the message to facebook and they said they were too busy too busy and they are busy but when I sent. I think what happened when they when they heard that you were coming on. My phone just started ringing nine o'clock which I thought was. I thought it was a healthy debate. I have no idea what you're talking about. I think he believes a your report and I don't think you believe his his message that you had in your report so we really didn't get anywhere except we got to talk to him. So I'm happy. I got to talk to him. Just clarify a little bit. It's not. It's not a personal attack against Dan like I said before. I personally think Dan is a good person. It S Q. They don't make misleading. Put you up to that or did somebody put you onto that. I had Talks with somebody with the lake worth He's actually my strongest route He said he put you onto. He didn't put me onto it I he's just he's someone is a source. I talked to him. He educates me. That guy knows more than any of me Dan. Any everglades foundation knows a lot. He was actually part of All he was one of the stakeholders I put together. All these laws back in two thousand and I showed him that clip. I was like I was like I was like what's going on is a special seriously are this is this. Is this true and he was like absolutely not and Tommy Shroud. It's unfortunate. Dan Only one into harp on one source. Yes butyl is Works for a group. That works with sugar. But it's not just for sugar. Which is what.
"everglades foundation" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Oh from Long Island yes so. I quickly escape that liberal. Yes yes while. It wasn't because it was liberals cold. But where were you from I grew up in Bohemia Ronkonkoma area. Okay that's way out there. Isn't it middle part nearly from Long Island where I know I've talked Corman? Islanders arrangers neither devils. Wow I shop watching hockey. 'cause start getting boring on me. All the great devils teams of the earlier in the two thousands are all go brodeur. Broken sure now now here so no giants or jets The worst question ever jets. I'm very fun to ranger fin on a street. Philo full of islander fans When the islanders won four Stanley Cups in a row that you got a date or something. Something going on. Don't want somebody keeps calling getting tax. I actually just said great job. You're doing a great job on that awesome. What do you mean he's doing? This is actually uncomfortable. Nervous is going to be an easy interview because he's TV just like good with with actually talking to make good. But I was like I could notice. I was like Oh interviewed. I don't get interviewed. The people yeah good point so the so you did all these stories and and so how much how you making money at this. You just said his night. I don't mean that I'm Pretty Brooklyn I'll show you. Money is just an object that you can replace at any point say. It's my dad. If people every time they walk into my house the thing that they say is well. You have nothing. You're very minimal. I love minimalism. That's my personality. I like you know I'm not making a whole lot of money right now. And it's crazy to think what I'm doing but you know what someday someday down the line. I might make a lot of money over this. Because of the slide his point so do you have any sponsors or actually GONNA be starting to look into that? I DIDN'T WANNA go to companies and say hey sponsor and pay me to give you shout outs but I have not enough hours or audience. Now that I have a great A great following and they're very supportive volunteer very strong filing. If you look at my post recently traction. It's just been it's been it's been it's been awesome so now. I have more of a product that go to people and be like. Hey if you WANNA work something out. Maybe we can. I was thinking about doing the pizza reviews. Maybe have a representative from the company. Come with me to guest reviewer or they give me their products just show real quick something like that. It's it's in the works. I'm thinking about it so I will continue here now because now mister big shot left in a rush so the latest story now the most recent George. Can you give people a little bit about what that's about because the last night? Yeah I he let me know who was coming on this that you were coming on the show this morning at six o'clock so I was able to at least do a little bit of research and I will say did listened to the video a couple of times because there's a lot of players in it and so. I think that that was the thing like you almost not that. I'm giving you a suggestion for me. I was like a whiteboard put. Who's on on what side so go ahead tell the problem with TV news? Another reason why I left they give us one minute and twenty seconds. Yeah it's to explain any complicated story with with what I'm doing I have the freedom to do One of my reporter watched the story and she was like. Wow that was awesome. She's like that's the beauty of you not being TV news. You can do you. Can You? Can have the nightmares of to explain what's going on so go ahead and tell us real quick about this. You took a shot at captains water. Go ahead no no go ahead all right so captains clean water also all week along with everglades foundation and in. Us Congressman. Brian Mass on the east coast have been posting all this stuff about trying to get people to sign a petition to oppose. What is known as the savings clause okay? At first. It's like all right and at first I didn't really know who who what average Joe and Sally on the street knows what a savings clauses or you know what I mean. So they put out this clip that this clip all it said was hey special. Interests are trying to manipulate the water. And it's going to cause more toxic algae Sinar position. They don't actually explain anything and I'm like. Wow that's incredibly irresponsible right there so I had a problem with that but then I had dozens of experts. Come to me because they don't they don't go to the media anymore so like they're buddy buddy with all the nonprofits out there same. John Hi. John was glorified in the media for a long time before I came. So the gist of your story was what about captains for clean water spread misinformation according to the experts and I had over a dozen experts. Say That had three my story say that and then when I went to captains for clean water and said Hey you're spreading misinformation. We're not gonNA okay about this. Put the headphones on for Second Andrews. New you're coming on the show. He's on the phone with US right now. Dan Say hello. Hey what's up guys? How's it going good? Good Dan You saw the report that was on facebook yesterday of Gandhi's from captains for clean water just in case anybody didn't know this first time he's ever been on the show. Dan What did you think of the report He didn't like that was. That was an interesting one so I wanNA First of all thanks for having on the show. I've been out fishing all week but I'm not not messing around with the weekend crowds so I got I got all the time today to discuss this. I'd be happy to so We caught wind of this issue up in Washington Little over a week ago. And we're we're Brendan really got this wrong. Was We're not opposing? The savings clause were opposed the changing federal law to tie the Lake Okeechobee. Regulations scheduled to the savings clause. And that's really you know. Discredits this whole report. Because you know the savings clause is important. There are a lot of important details to it but tying the lake okeechobee regulation schedule to the savings. Clause significantly changes. How water is managed in the lake. Okeechobee system Everything from the amount of discharges we get to the amount of water that's allowed to flow down down through the everglades support a bet. So it's that was the issue we had was that there was a you know an per going on in Washington and to make to make this change that would change the prioritization of who gets water when and why and after I mean I grew up here I was born and raised here and Southwest Florida. Spent most of my time fishing out on the water. became a fishing guide and gave that up to try to fight for this issue. 'cause the the areas that I used to fish seen a huge long term decline Just from the way waters managed. We have too many discharges. And we don't get enough water and the dry season when we need it to maintain salinity and the upper respiratory and. I've seen all these efforts that have been in place for a long time to try to fix these issues. A lot of my my charter clients. That have been fishing this area. As long as I've been alive told me. Hey this is you know is nothing like what it was thirty years ago. Nothing like what it was or two years ago So it's that's why we started copying clean water. And then I get taxed the other night from Leslie Brandon. Let me pull it up to my phone and right off the rip I I been kinda concerned with The biased and some of the the reports that I've seen that he's done Which is okay. I mean everybody's entitled to their own opinion whatever but when when the first The first line of the conversations. Hi Dan uncomfortable conversation. We have to have That's a pretty good indicator that he has already picked the direction he wants to go on the story. I mean a real investigative reporter here down. I'M GONNA cut in on there. Is it's uncomfortable because you had a good professional relationship up until I went independent because for whatever reason you don't not liking my stuff why it was uncomfortable. Let Me Stop. You before you mislead the viewers is because I'm upset that we can't continue that professional relationship because I've given numerous opportunities to defend your plot if you would have you or Congressman. Mass would have done an interview for that story. Say It would have been fifty fifty. It would have been fifty percent. You fifty percent those experts at but it's really really unfortunate that they have to wait until when I do an interview South radio to defend your point when you could have just done in the story and I would I'd Russia I'd much rather live with you then I would do with you on my page. Whenever you want given the opportunity on anybody else's platform not doing we'll set up something and we'll do something again and we'll we'll talk about the story. We're going to work that that fight out afterwards just so our viewers know we're we're just. Do you feel like you got everything out Dan that you wanted to say or or is there more now. No I have a lot more because he added go forever. That's why we should just do it on a separate platform. No no time forever. We can do it alive platform wherever you want. So when I asked you which experts you had reached out to the show it guided. What else is GONNA do You mentioned that reg. Goodell was one of them and rich is actually registered. Lobbyists for the watch is gonNA say sugar right. You'RE GONNA say sugar false presents multiple. Let Them Go. Then you go then you can go. Let them go into his mouth. Misleading is a registered lobbyists from the Florida Agribusiness Council which right on their website. They say they represent sugar. Sugar Cane Agriculture. Oh Yeah but when I asked You you said he had zero connection to that industry and instead it was a false narrative That I pointed that out. So there's clearly a connection that's not zero connection and every time I've seen rich speak in public. You know any of these meetings. He's been speaking representing the sugar industry. I mean all of his talking points directly in line with all the other sugar lobbyists but at the end of the day. This proposal of attaching the savings clause to lawers is going to result in more discharges. And this is the area that I grew up. You know walking these beaches catching tarpon and big snuck out.
Activists Will Use Super Bowl To Raise Awareness About The Environment
"When thousands of people attend and millions of People Watch the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday? Environmental groups hope that some people will look beyond the stadium. They want to use the super bowl to raise awareness about ocean health and the everglades. Here's Alexandra consolidate of our member station. WWL R N Jose Melendez Melendez was visiting Miami from his hometown of San Francisco decked out in Bright Red Forty Niners Jersey. But he's not attending the game. I'm not going can't afford artist expensive Melendez instead was here at a free festival put on by the local host committee that includes an environmental village. I was shocked to see all this environment. This is different. There were virtual reality headsets. That took people underwater without getting wet. You're going to slide this on your face. Scenic coral. FEC's Miami has hosted the Super Bowl eleven times times more than any other city. But it's the first time that the local host committee has decided to make this kind of awareness campaign focused on the environment they call it ocean to everglades everglades. Hard Rock Stadium sits right in the middle from the Atlantic Ocean into the everglades to its west. Eric I can Burg wants the nonprofit everglades foundation station one of the groups putting on this campaign but when they turn on the tap at home to drink water to wash their cars go in their poll. Whatever it might be the water supply that they're benefiting from comes from the everglades millions of Floridians get their drinking water from the biscuit aquaphor located under the everglades? That's partly why. Some environmentalists environmentalists are calling for restoration of the so called river of grass. The large source of underground freshwater depends on the health of the wetlands. I Burke says says the focus is not only on the everglades but also plastics in the ocean invasive species and algae blooms the last six years. We've had states of emergency due due to red tide and blue-green algae so this has become mainstream Florida's Republican governor got involved with the effort Rhonda Santa's announced the launch of the Super Bowl campaign reign on Earth Day. Last year. He really see how just the average citizen regardless of party regardless of part of the state you know they all WanNa see Florida's environment tended to under the previous governor and now Senator Rick Scott. Staffers couldn't use words like climate change but descent appointed floridas first chief science officer and proposed more than six hundred million dollars for everglades restoration and water quality projects. Frank Jacqueline heads the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. His group wasn't involved volved the Super Bowl but says the game can be a platform to talk about ways to fight the causes of climate change in some ways. Were misleading the public by not talking about Out The bigger crises that are facing south Florida. The biggest one of all is climate change and sea level rise. According to the National Oceanic an atmosphere administration global sea level is likely to rise at least a foot by the end of the century. Jack alone says in another fifty years Miami might not be able to host another super bowl. That's how fast it's going to take for the sea level rise to make life really bad in Miami fans of Sunday's Sunday's game we'll be cheering on the two football teams but these advocates hope that everyone at the Super Bowl will also route for the environment for N._p._R.. News I'm Alexander Gonzales in Miami.
"everglades foundation" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Really think logically and find another spot they just say. Oh this is a seawall. I'm going to lay an egg here. And then additionally even back a mile from the beach coastal development the lights are in the lights learn issue for the turtles getting back to the water and for the hatchlings getting to the water. Initially if the lights are bad enough hatchlings all go the wrong direction and none of them make it to the water right and that's as bad as having nests there to start with our numbers have been going up exponentially especially in the last ten years so the work has changed in that. We can't keep up with the turtles models so we've had to cut back on some of the data for some of the mess in that way. Now what do you mean you had to cut back. On the data we used to monitor every single estimates entirety eighty for incubation. But now we're at the point where we're doing a sub sample of them. They're all staked for protection but we're not fully collecting data on all all of them. Because we'd be out there at night still when the turtles start coming up again. So we had to cut back a little bit now back in the seventies Sea Turtles were really in critical Nicole. Danger and sea turtles are still a threatened species. Do you see a time when they might be taken off the list. It is possible It does have a lot to do with what their population numbers are doing and the best population estimates from the nesting numbers. But there are still a lot of threats threats to them that we can't foresee how that's GonNa Affect. We're losing a lot of habitat which is critical for their nesting with global warming. There's a whole. How is that going to affect these temperature? Richard dependent animals and so. I think there's still going to be a lot of caution. Even though the numbers seem to be increasing that was Florida matters reporter. Cathy Carter and Melissa Bernard Senior biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory. We know Florida is the home to over five hundred kinds of invasive species but what happens once once these animals we call invasive species have been here for a long time. I spoke with Todd. Campbell associate professor of biology at the University of Tampa and John. Humphrey Humphry wildlife biologist with the USDA Natural Wildlife Research Centers. Florida field station in Gainesville. Todd Campbell starts off the conversation. We've recently published an article while it was in recent it was back in twenty fourteen showing that the green and all the native anomalous lizard not only moves up higher into the trees to get away from the Brown and all they actually evolved larger toe pads sticky sort of Topaz to deal with the more precarious perches up high. Where they they were? They're forced to go now. So amazing so yeah critters evolve. It's what happens and so when you have an invasive species that compete with or eats a native eight of that native species is going to have to adapt for. It may go by the wayside. It's it's there's not a lot of cases of species going extinct on mainland's Ainland as a result of invasive species but there's plenty of examples on islands especially Oceanic islands the most classic example is eleven out of thirteen. Birds on in Guam are extinct because of the Brown tree snake that was introduced there back during World War Two and that is some efforts that are research group has been working on Along with the US fish and Wildlife Service and the US Geological Survey to tackle that problem and have just recently come up with some better better solutions for trying to reduce those populations. which populations are you talking about the Brown tree snakes in Guam or researchers out of our our headquarters in Fort Collins Colorado have over the years tried different types of traps and things to lure them in or or toxicants And and the thing that they found that worked the best was a ACETAMINOPHEN tablets like tylenol placed inside baby mice and initially they were putting these in two drops to lure the the snakes in their the snake would eat the mouse and then would would go off and die but that was a laborious effort to go and hand place those and so over the years they've developed different techniques and now just they have a helicopter with a delivery system that has all of these little mice with little type streamer parachute sort of things and the helicopter flies along and just shoots. These little guys is out of the sky and they fall into the trees and get hung up with their little streamer parachutes in snakes. Go find them. Eat the mice and and so it's a tool in the toolbox of techniques that we're working on to to help some of those species like the Mariana Crow and those things come back so we were talking about some success John that the. USDA wildlife research centers had in Guam. But what about in Florida. Well there there are a few success stories as far as what we all like to look at that is a species and I say that with trepidation because it's been what we considered a short time but there was a species of bird that escaped from the Miami Zoo during hurricane. Andrew was called the sacred Iras. It's from Africa. It looks much like a woodstock but their nest predators and we worked along with Suzue the everglades foundation and our operational staff to remove those animals. And as of I think about five years now There or is yet to be a sighting of sacred ibis. So we consider that on the cusp of an erratic. And there's been some headways and other species. The giant Gambian paltrow was in large numbers down Grassy key Florida keys where they had been reared For the pet trade until they were determined to Curia Korea. I think it was a monkey pox that made it less desirable in the pet trade in were released. Our organization was hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to tackle that project We got the numbers down running approximately three hundred traps day two about two individuals that we were able to radio track to a property that we didn't have access to in interim of trying to get access to that property the funding sort of dried up and the project had to be suspended. Oh so close. Yes so close. We another species that we've worked pretty heavily on as a species of the black spiny Tiller Ghana on Gasparilla island where the residents themselves taxed themselves to to pay for the services of removing these animals. That were eating up very expensive plants and and causing a nuisance and today there's been over twenty twenty thousand of those animals reduced and this is a population that started with a couple of individuals that had been released that we're pets. That was todd Campbell. Associate associate professor of biology at the University of Tampa and John Humphrey Wildlife biologist with USDA Natural Wildlife Research Center Florida's coral reefs Are In trouble. Scientists say they've been declining for decades but researchers have very recently. Come up with some exciting results that they say. Show promise in restoring hiring these important marine communities I spoke with Aaron Muller the Science Director of the Elizabeth More International Center for Coral Reef Research at Mote Marine Laboratory and Carrie O.`Neil the senior coral scientist at the Florida aquarium. Also known as the coral whisper who explains just what coral is so a lot of people think that coral is just a rock or a plant. It's actually an animal and it lives only on the about top inch of. It's hard hard. Stony skeleton made of calcium carbonate that it builds over time as it grows so the coral actually has little mouths and little tentacles and has soft tissue on the outside of this hard skeleton and they come in all different shapes and sizes and colors and some are just big mounds and some are very fine and branched chain and all of these corals species growing together are what form the coral reef inform all this intricate habitat for all the other organisms organisms that rely on a coral reef. So take home message is that corals are animals Just because they don't have eyeballs and they can't give you Assad little look doesn't mean that they're not live And they actually are victims of their own circumstance because once they've settled the very first part of their life. They they settle onto a rock doc and then that's where they live for potentially thousands of years after that they can't get up and move away from things that are happening to them. They can't run away Erin but they do. You live in a symbiotic relationship with plants with algae right and that's what gives them their colors. Yeah absolutely corals themselves the animals are often in just translucent. When you're looking at the coral colony you see a vibrant coloration but it actually has very little to do with the animal itself that color that you see see the unique browns and Greens and oranges? Sometimes even blues are associated with the symbiotic relationship that these animals have with a single cell algae that live inside their tissue and the common name for that single cell. Algae is called Suzanne Kelly those little algae's actually provided sued for the corals to live through the process of photosynthesis and the coral animal themselves. Give the ZAN Thelhi home to to live in. And so it's a former protection protection And so those organisms live in symbiosis together and when that relationship breaks down. That's when bad things happen. That was Erin. Muller of Mote Marine Green Laboratory and Carry O.`Neil Florida aquarium scientist that wraps up our year in review..
"everglades foundation" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Abby axle rod is the convention director conference solely dedicated to solution sharing today at the kids we talking real world solutions to issues with our climate opportunity for people to interact with businesses and organizations and other thought leaders better it's already doing really important crime network Axelrod says the volo foundations tied to a number of foundations including the Everglades foundation St Jude's children's research hospital in the lord's place here listening to the six AM expanded news feed I'm Marcia Taylor we're bringing you fifteen minutes of news weather traffic with no commercials well a bill that would require parental consent before a minor can have an abortion is once again being proposed in Florida Republican lawmaker Aaron crawl the vero beach filed the bill yesterday to be considered during the twenty twenty legislative session starting in January if approved the bill would allow physicians to be charged with third degree felonies if they perform an abortion without getting parental consent this new push comes after the idea past the house back in April but then sold in this. it Kevin reviews this ninety six point five W. D. B. O. here's another one Orlando state rep wants to keep pets at restaurants and stores Democrat rep Bruce and tone has a new bill banning most animals from entering the majority of restaurants and retail stores in Florida it will impact people that actually have service animals and tones last straw was seeing a dog taking a seat at the bar at any vis a high end steak house. a doll list all of the people were he says his bill is to protect the health safety and general welfare of the public any store or restaurant that wants to be pet friendly could still do so I'm Jeanne Wexler tell us what you think of the idea using the open Mike feature in the news ninety six.
Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?
"After the horrific parkland florida's school shooting in february of two thousand eighteen marjory stoneman douglas became a household name for all the wrong reasons but let's take a look today at the woman for whom the school was named marjory stoneman douglas undertook a legendary in dairy fifty year crusade to save the florida everglades born in minneapolis in eighteen ninety and educated at wellesley college in massachusetts douglas moved to south florida in nineteen fifteen fifteen after a brief and disastrous marriage to join her father who was editor and founder of the newspaper that would become the miami herald she was an accomplished journalist short story writer writer and an outspoken advocate for women's suffrage anti-poverty campaigns and ultimately because it would make her famous. The everglades douglas's nineteen forty seven owed into those wetlands. The everglades river of grass was published the same year that president harry s truman dedicated the everglades national park long before environmental scientists fully understood the fragility and interconnectedness of the everglades ecosystem douglas railed against efforts by the us army corps of engineers to drain divert parts of the sprawling wetlands to to make room for agricultural and urban development. These efforts continue today. The school was dedicated in nineteen ninety when douglas was one hundred years old and still going strong along with her book. Douglas provided a new way of understanding the one point five million acre wetlands preserve rather than seeing it as merely a sprawling swamp douglas rightly described the everglades massive slow moving river of shallow water draining north to south from lake okeechobee down through the sawgrass prairies and emptying into the florida florida bay in moving pros douglas road of the hundreds of species of birds fish and flora that thrived in the precariously balanced ecosystem of the everglades the largest subtropical wilderness in the united states. She rightly recognized that this area was largely responsible for the rainfall in south florida are book begins. There are no oh other everglades in the world they are. They've always been one of the unique regions of the earth remote. Never wholly known nothing anywhere else is like them a tireless and often intimidating advocate. She founded the organization friends of the everglades at age seventy nine to fight a proposed jet port in the middle of the wetlands lends. The airport plan was scrapped. Douglas spent the rest of her life. Defending the everglades jon rothschild edited her nineteen eighty-seven autobiography voice of the river described her in the book's introduction as she appeared at a public meeting in everglades city in nineteen seventy-three. Mrs douglas was half the size of her fellow. Speakers were huge dark glasses along with the huge floppy hat that made her look like scarlet o'hara's played by eager stravinsky when she spoke everybody's stop slapping mosquitoes and more or or less came to order. Her voice had sobering effect of a one room schoolmarm. 's the tone itself seemed tame. The rowdiest of the local stone crabbers plus the developers and the lawyers on both besides there are two seasons in the everglades. The dry winter and the monsoon summer and scientists now understand that seasonal fluctuations in water levels are key to maintaining the delicate equilibrium between competing plant and animal species but that balanced spend dangerously disturbed decades of habitat loss and short-sighted water-management tactics tactics. The river of grass is no longer a free flowing sheet of water but sliced up and boxed in by dams and dikes creating floods in some areas and drought in others congress passed the comprehensive everglades restoration plan back in the year two thousand but the funds to implement the plan never secured in the meantime lake shelby obi historically the water source that fed southward flow of the river of grass has become hopelessly polluted largely by agricultural runoff in two thousand sixteen high levels of phosphorus is a nitrogen in the lake caused a toxic algae bloom. The prompted the governor to issue a state of emergency eric eichenberger c._e._o. Of the everglades foundation and one time student at douglas's namesake high school says that congress will have to reauthorize funding for the restoration but if everything goes well the river of grass could be restored in as little as eight years he believes the douglas who died in nine hundred ninety eight at the age of one hundred and eight would be energized by the effort among douglas many honors and awards was the presidential medal of freedom conferred conferred by bill clinton in one thousand nine hundred three in the year two thousand she was posthumously inducted into the national women's hall of fame. Douglas ashes were scattered in the everglades national park over the marjory stoneman douglas wilderness area.
Sometimes it takes a big prize to solve big tech problems
"This And marketplace podcast is brought to you by pinata for businesses. And universities Panatta was everything YouTube isn't with enterprise grade security Bilton recording and live streaming and a unique search engine that finds any words spoken in any video Panatta was how professionals share knowledge and by click share with click share, and you're meeting, you can share your screen instantly from any device, click share instantly projects any speakers laptop, tablet or phone onto a presentation screen. So everyone can work together. Share their ideas and create something great. That's the click share effect. Visit click share free trial dot com and learn more and sign up for your free trial. Sometimes what it takes to solve big problems is a big prize from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Amy Scott in for Molly would. It's been called American idol for science geeks. The George barley water prize will award ten million dollars to the team that develops the most promising technology to remove excess phosphorus from freshwater lakes and streams phosphorus pollution from chemical fertilizers and septic tanks has led to the growth of toxic blue green algae in the Florida Everglades. And elsewhere, Lauren par is director of the George barley water prize. She says the goal is to spark innovation the way that we've previously been looking at the issue or sometimes is reported on is attempting to remove the blue-green algae. And so while you can probably effectively skim off blue-green algae, you're not really tending to the root cause of the problem, which is excess phosphorus and so kind of like an it to the algae being a symptom of the flu. And so you might be able to sue the cough, but unless you actually attack the root cause of the. Thickness. You're not really going to affect the overall wellbeing of the system. What are some of the ideas? The teams have come up with so far. We've had a great showing from all around the world from the beginning of this program. We had over a hundred applicants from thirteen different countries. And so again, it just really drove home. The fact that this problem is not specific to Florida or the Everglades. It's a global issue. And so we've got, you know, a number of different technologies a number of different approaches one that I really love talking about. We actually have a US Geological Survey agency team participating in the program and they've essentially decided to use a local byproduct in iron ochre, which is really specific to the industries in West Virginia where this group is out of and they've decided to use that waste product as the filter to help remove phosphorus from water. And so they're taking this essentially waste products and transforming it. Into a technology that could affect in clean the waterways. Why do you think we need a prize to solve a big, social and environmental problem like this? I mean, obviously Americans love could competition, but why shouldn't you know, the companies that caused this problem be solving it sure. So, you know, I think part of why we've been so successful in garnering stakeholders is because our prize in our program, again, president general are just really solutions oriented programs and around the world, there's such a rich rich history with the global implementation of prizes. They've been using the past to solve problems that the free market simply wasn't addressing quickly enough on its own. And so this infrastructure of rewards and prizes has historically helped catalyze significant accomplishments certainly were hoping to do that with the barley prize. But things like the artigue prize in nineteen twenty seven which spur. For Charles Lindbergh's. First transatlantic flight from New York to Paris that reward at the time in nineteen twenty-seven was twenty five thousand dollars, which today is all of three hundred thousand I think, but it was that flight that led to today's three hundred billion dollar aviation industry, which is something basically impossible to imagine at that time. And so what we know is that historically this prizes can help catalyze massive changes in huge technological breakthroughs. And we're really hopeful that the Varley price can do the same has the competition actually, spurred those breakthroughs new ideas to remove phosphorus, or they ideas that were being developed prior. And they're just getting a boost from this. Now, you know, I think that we collected a number of ideas that were in different stages of development. But certainly none of these were being implemented on a commercial scale yet. And so we've definitely. Moved the needle without doubt on research and development, but I would go so far as to say that our third stage which was an actual field test in Canada really did manage to move the needle on the economics of phosphorus removal here in Florida. The most typical way to address the phosphorus pollution issue is through storm water treatment areas, which are STA's, but the problem with TA's as while they're remotely effective, they're incredibly land intensive and so with each of our teams to get as far as they've gotten this competition, they were given pretty strict land constraints because we want to be able to do is implement these types of technologies any in the world, regardless of available land. And so that alone the shown efficacy of being able to remove phosphorus from water and removing the massive land component necessary here in Florida is a huge win for us to if we don't solve this problem soon. What are the stakes the stakes get higher? Hire every year. So we know with global warming with sea level rise. What we're seeing is not only more frequent algal blooms, but they're more intense. They're more damaging on their more harmful not only to human health, but ecosystem health, and so certainly in Florida. What's at stake is the drinking water supply for a third of the state and our state here in Florida relies so heavily on tourism. And so without clean waterways. Without pristine beaches were missing out on the number one driver of the state's economy. Lauren par is director of the George barley water prize. It's sponsored by the Everglades foundation and the Scots miracle. Grow foundation. Scott's the company still uses phosphorus and some of its fertilizers, but dropped it from lawn products several years ago the competition is now down to five final teams. They'll spend the next year testing and refining their technology that ten million. Dollar grand prize will be awarded next year.
"everglades foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Its expansive sawgrass in stillness. All the way to that point where that transformation occurs that marks. The westernmost extent of the Biscane awkward Steve Davis senior colleges from the Everglades foundation guides the boat tour. He says the water in the Everglades is interest critical for the wildlife here. So for the nearly seven million people that live along the Lower East coast the resorts hotels, agriculture all of this depends on this aquifer, the while the Everglades may seem idyllic last summer the management of the water flowing into the swamp was at the heart of an environmental disaster that washed up all across Florida seacoast massive fish kills up and down the Gulf Coast at dolphins sea. Turtles seabirds were getting sick, Jenny stiletto is an environment. Reporter for the Miami Herald towns were sending up bulldozers to scoop up dead fish on the beach was awful upstream. From the Everglades is lake Okeechobee. And it is full of phosphorus pollution that flows into the lake from cattle farms, septic, tanks and golf courses further to the north historically water from the lake used to continue to flow south through the Everglades and out into the ocean. But a century ago. The southern edge of the lake was dammed up and the neighbouring swamp converted to farmland move forward to the present day and every summer when heavy rains and hurricanes threatened to overwhelm the damn they start releasing water to the east and west and they release the sturdy water. It causes these horrible algae blooms. This year collusive hetchy river just got hammered with chunky in green slimy awful algae at the same time. There was a saltwater algae bloom called red tide that appears regularly in the Gulf. But when it comes near shore, it can feed off the nutrients coming off shore this perfect storm of red tide and blue-green algae hit residents tourists and businesses all along the densely populated coast. But what is sugar have to do with it? We'll sugar has this historic role. So there's been sugar farming in the Everglades since the forties, and their biggest problem is they sit in the middle of this giant environmental restoration project, the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan was mandated by law in two thousand it should end the need to release dirty water into the oceans, but to put the plan into action. Authorities need to reclaim a chunk of the sugar. Cane farmland years later. With sugar farmers still occupying much of that land Floridians were starting to get fed up. And so people felt like it was supposed to take their years. We're halfway there. We don't have a single project done then on the eve of the November election for Florida's next state. Governor the water-management regulator quietly renewed a lease to sugar farmers on land that was slated for new reservoir. Suddenly, the Everglades restoration became a focal point in state politics the sugar industry, it's responsible for a lot of pollution. It's something that needs to be addressed. I asked Miami city goers, whether this was on their mind going into the November election. Absolutely. Yeah. Rare type comes all the time. And for whatever reason comes I am happy to see dissenters showing an interest in the environment. Of course, it's hurting turn some in the hotel industry. Even if money is the bottom line. I don't care why something's getting done soon after the election winner. Governor Rhonda Santa's took office he asked. All the water management board members to resign sugar. Farmers believe this is a targeted attack on their livelihood the culmination of years of unfair media coverage on fortunately, there's so much negative press. And it's been going on for so long is it's easy to believe that I would cultures the bad guy. Rick Ross is a Representative in the Florida state legislature. He says that sugar farmers like him have made huge progress in cleaning up their effluent water. And the algae blooms no longer have anything to do with them when they pump the water into the Everglades. It's four times cleaner than rainfall. We have far exceeded all the goals that everybody wanted. Let me let me cut to the chase and say something very controversial. There really is a very bad argument going around. We never should have allowed this land to be farmed. This land should have stayed swamp. That's a very bad argument. It's make. The argument that I think is on American that we cannot solve our own problems that we cannot produce more food and protect the environment to we can. And we are doing it sugar farmer. Rick Ross they're ending that report by Judah the Cali. Well, the new governor Rhonda scientists represents something of a rupture in Florida politics. The sugar industry has a reputation of getting its way whoever's in power both in Florida and in Washington DC, and when you look at the relationship between the sugar industry and US politics. Two names stand Alfie and pepper fan you'll to Florida's sugar industry pioneers that brothers and they rank among the biggest sugarcane plantation owners in the whole of the USA. But who are they and what sort of power they wield a question for guy role, Nick professor of strategic management at the Chicago booth school of business live on June. Probably the most well-known sugar barons. In the world today. So the descend from a family that started in Cuba after Castro's revolution. They had to flee the country and the move to Florida where in less than fifty years, they were able not only to replicate their large business if they had in Cuba, but actually expand it in dramatic way. And today there are one of the most important players in the sugar industry all over the world, some people estimate they'll worth eight billion dollars, which is pretty amazing fall an industry that is actually a commodity. And you say they dominate the US sugar industry to what extent they dominated. Okay. This is a very good question. Unfortunately, I don't have number most of the large companies are private and very difficult to assess what is the real market chill. But what is clear the jul- brothers are the most dominant. Players in the political side and quite strangely. So because they kind of bat for both parties Alfie in peppy. The two brothers are probably two of the most politically connected business. People in the US peppy is in charge of the Republican side of the politics in Alfie is the democrat, but unlike many large corporations that contribute a lot of money in the lobby the jewel, rattles. Also had very close in the relationship with the top political dynasties Alfie was the co-chair of Bill Clinton's nine thousand nine hundred ninety two Florida campaign in anecdote would reveal something about their relationship. This is about Monica Lewinsky, I think if I'm not mistaken, Monica Lewinsky mentioned that while in a very passionate situation with Bill Clinton took a phone call from Alfie fondle. Yeah. And later Alfie extended support to Hillary Clinton on in the summer of two thousand sixteen both Trump in Hillary Clinton had fundraisers one run by Alfie in run by paper in Miami. What do you read into that? The fact that one brother supports the Democrats the other sports, the Republican, and yet they work together as business partners and despite their different political inclinations. Well, I'm not sure that it's actually political inclination. This is like how business gets done in many industries in the United States. They would bake on the federal level in on the local level all politicians in the reason, they do it is that politics into the Galatian subsidies are a huge part of the business model prices of sugar in the United States the highest in the western world in the reasoning is. The sugar industry gets very true. Treatment for the government for decades. It starts with high tariffs and extends to quotas in then to subsidize loans. I would argue that one of the main reason that they were able to amass such huge fortune ease because the mustard the political game they were able to get those kinds of what we can cope with welfare form, the US tech payer in the US consumer and how has lobbying by the sugar industry influenced the research into the regulation of the health effects of sugar. Okay. So this is a good question. Two years ago. Some historical documents were released showing that the sugar industry paid Harvard. Scientists going back to the sixties to produce research downplayed the connection between Shugart in heart disease in laid the blame on such related fit. Those documents suggested the five decades of scientific research may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry says ordinary successful lobby. Yes, very extraordinarily. Very quiet. These lobby is known by Washington insiders is one of the most politically savvy and sophisticated because they are able to achieve their goals without a lot of fanfare. Most of the work is done behind the scenes guy role Nick of the Chicago booth school. Well, we approach to of the Faneuil brothers main sugar businesses last week asking them to respond. On to some of the claims made them they declined. But Ryan Weston chief executive of the sugar. Cane league did agree to speak to us. His organization promotes the interests of sugar growers in Florida and elsewhere in the US, including the interests of the Faneuil brothers. I started by asking Ryan to respond to the report from Florida that you heard earlier and the claim that restoration of the Everglades was being obstructed by the sugarcane industry. This restoration project has been going on since the year two thousand and even earlier than that one hundred and twenty thousand acres have already been turned back into Everglades restoration projects the former is in the Everglades agricultural area or the only ones in the United States that pay twenty five dollars an acre for the right and privilege to four so farmers have paid four hundred and fifteen million dollars back to the state of Florida hoping to restore the Everglades. But there is more land that should be restored in that hasn't been. Why's that? I believe your report. He's only talking about one project out of thirty projects. And I think one of the interesting things is sugar. Cane is the only crop that grows. Twelve months out of the year and filters water that comes out of lake Okeechobee by the time, the water leaves our farms, the phosphorus content is lower than the legal amount of phosphorus and bottled drinking water. So you see you're saying the sugar. Cane industry is not obstructing any land being made available for Everglades restoration when they get the funding. So that they actually are able to purchase more land. They will happen. It is a long complex issue. And there's many projects it. So I have not heard you talk about there is going to be water stories north of the lake. There are many things that are being done. So for anyone to say, there's one quick silver bullet to fix this complex issue. They're probably not being honest with themselves. You know, there's a reason the dike was put in place the nine thousand nine hundred twenty eight hurricane killed twenty five hundred people south of the lake so the people south of the lake have every right to as much flood control is the people on each coast. But there will be people who say, none of the problems would exist. If the lake Okeechobee never been dammed, and that the Marsha should never been drained to make way for sugar plantations in the first place. Well sugar is one of many crops off of lake but you were an important one. You sugarcane is an important one or the other crops that help feed a booming population in the United States. Why is the US sugar prices so high there was a report by the American Enterprise Institute in two thousand seventeen which found that the US price of refined sugar has ranged from a quarter Hyatt almost double the world sugar price in ten years from two thousand and five to two thousand and fifteen most sugar is produced and consumed in the countries where it is. Produced. There are a few countries that through tons of sugar out in the world market..
"everglades foundation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The Everglades unveils its expansive, sawgrass and stillness. All the way to that point where that transformation occurs that marks. The westernmost extent of the gain aqua Steve Davis senior colleges from the Everglades foundation guides the boat tour. He says the water in the Everglades is interest critical for the wildlife here. So for the nearly seven million people that live along the Lower East coast the resorts hotels, agriculture all of this depends on this aquifer, the while the Everglades may seem idyllic last summer the management of the water flowing into the swamp was at the heart of an environmental disaster that washed up all across Florida's seacoast. Massive. Fish kills up and down the Gulf Coast at dolphins sea turtles seabirds were getting sick Jenny stilettos, which is an environment. Reporter for the Miami Herald towns were sending up bulldozers to scoop up dead fish on the beach was awful upstream. From the Everglades is lake Okeechobee. And it is full of phosphorus pollution that flows into the lake from cattle farms, septic, tanks and golf courses further to the north historically water from the lake used to continue to flow south through the Everglades and out into the ocean. But a century ago. The southern edge of the lake was dammed up and the neighboring swamp converted to farmland move forward to the present day and every summer when heavy rains and hurricanes threatened to overwhelm the damn they start releasing water to the east and west and they release the sturdy water causes these horrible algae blooms. This year the collusive hetchy river just got hammered with chunky green slimy awful algae at the same time. There was a saltwater algae bloom called red tide that appears regularly in the Gulf. But when it comes near shore, it can feed off the nutrients coming off shore this perfect storm of red tide and blue-green algae hit residents tourists and businesses all along the densely-populated coasts. But what is sugar have to do with it? We'll sugar has this historic role. So there's been sugar farming in the Everglades since the forties, and their biggest problem is they sit in the middle of this giant environmental restoration project, the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan was mandated by law in two thousand it should end the need to release dirty water into the oceans, but to put the plan into action. Authorities need to reclaim a chunk of the sugar. Cane farmland years later. With sugar farmers still occupying much of that land Floridians were starting to get.
"everglades foundation" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The day. Dave. Are you watching the alliance American football or something? Listen, people are did you see they got some more money guy. Giving them a bunch of money turned fifty million dollars a number. We truly ever saw here in the studio just a week or so ago. It was pretty cool. Absolutely touchdown AK. The question is whether you know, the score has kind of been recorded when it comes to people kind of betting against stocks. And then having to buy as they rise. I see what you're doing. We're talking about shortsellers, and it's not just me talking about Johnson Krinsky who's the chief market. Technician overpay Chris partners short-selling. It's always kind of nebulous because you know, you get numbers on individual stocks twice a month. People talk about what the shortsellers doing. But it's really kind of hard to get a read. Well, what he does. At least he did in his latest research is look at sort of market type exchange traded funds, specifically, the p five hundred spiders and also the NASDAQ one hundred. From Invesco the Q Q. And what's particularly telling you why the chart focuses on the Invesco ATF is there. You're seeing short sales down to their lowest level going back to March twenty seventeen if you look at what's called shortage for so long. It's gone way down it has. So why does that happen because you know, people get caught out? They get tired of betting against the market and decide. Well, okay. Those shares that borrowed and sold awhile back. I'm gonna to pay off the loan be done with a get out of the market. Not get in trouble. If things get worse worse being even higher stock prices. But that provide some momentum to the market. So if sure interest is way down you're not necessarily going to see that additional or future momentum. That's his point. Yeah. You're making it as well as Krinsky. That's for sure. Case if you wanna know more semi mail gets to the chart destination in everything I do going forward. The Email address is dwilson at Bloomberg dot net. That's dwilson Bloomberg dot net. Great Steph Dave Wilson with his chart of the day. Bloomberg's dot com is going to be back a little bit later on with his stock of the day or right now, really cool story. Also Munger most read stories on the Bloomberg about Paul Tudor Jones hitting Palm Beach with folk no down in Washington. Amanda, Gordon is there. She is still in fact in Palm Beach, Florida. She's a reporter for Bloomberg news wealth team, and she joins us on the phone. So this is fabulous a great read on this Tuesday. So Amanda tells about this event this is what the Everglades foundation benefit. That's right. This is an advocacy group. They also deciding that looks at how to stop pollution and keep the Everglades pristine, the Everglades known as a river of grass a beautiful region. And. A way in the south of Florida with lots of alligators and python hunt. And Paul Peter Jones has been involved with the foundation from the very start. He loved fishing with the co founder, and they noticed that the water did not look so good, and he has been dedicated. But it's been over twenty five years that he has been working on this and this year, it really felt like there was a a shift, and a real sense of hope they're going that they know what they need to do. And they're going to get what they need and they're going to get money from president Donald Trump's budget. They're asking for two hundred million the governor sent him this request. And the story that I wrote focuses on how at this benefit on Saturday night, which is an annual thing will you never know who shows up, and it could have been Trump himself. But in this case, it was his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who took a seat right next. Into the hedge fund manager and some other folks and finance at the table, and you just see that in this resort areas. You know, one of the reasons why people love them is that they gather people of power and influence, right? And here were decision makers and people who want to make things happen to have a lot of money, but not necessarily this way. And so this was a meeting a meeting of the minds in a very fun setting too. Because Jon Bon Jovi performed. And so it was it was a really fun night to cover on Gary Cohn was sitting right office at that on. It was just a a powerful table to observe. Goldman Sachs, right? That's exactly right. He worked for the Trump administration. And you know, all the issues that are coming up with twenty twenty about taxes were things that people were discussing a lot of people have been living down to Florida from Connecticut, New York, New jersey with with assault changes. And so, you know, they're seeking tax havens here. But you know, this is a group that loves the environment and realizes its necessity the economy of Florida and the foundation has been advocating and making its case. It's all coming together. Gotta say I've been there just at the beginning tip of the Everglades. It's it's gorgeous. It's really incredible to see Amanda L. Gordon? Thank you. So much cheese. Reporter for Bloomberg news well team on the phone from Palm Beach, Florida. You can check her out at Amanda, Gordon on Twitter and also on the Bloomberg. Let's get up to date on.
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"Announcement this afternoon and provide county to Santa's filed a petition with the state supreme court to empanel a statewide grand jury to look into not only the Marjory stoneman Douglas incident, but how this school district here and other school districts have handled money for security handled all of these issues that impact the safety of our schools to Santa says, unlike the Marjory stoneman Douglas high school public safety commission impaneled after the shooting last year. This grand jury will have subpoena powers. Darrell Moody, News ninety six point five WDBO, scientists from around the world gather late Jessica's part of an anti pollution competition. The contest put on by the Everglades foundation to encourage scientists to find a way to. Toxic algae from fresh bodies of water over the next nine months. Two contestants from the US the Netherlands in China will build infrastructure delay. It will cost between one and two million dollars into revealing new study by gas buddy shows just how much Americans depend on low gas prices looks like a lot of people hate budgeting for gas, especially when gas prices, you know, right now, they're two twenty a year ago, they were to sixty two so it's very difficult. Patrick dehaan. With gas buddy tells me almost half of Americans say prices at the pump impact their mood and even ranked gas above healthcare in terms of importance. But Don says nobody should be paying the retail price that you see on the sign can either sign up for a credit card and get a rebate. There are loyalty programs that are offered expect more of a pinch on your wallet come March, April and may when refineries switch over the summer fuel and demand goes up Katrina scales. News ninety six point five WDBO. And from the what the heck is wrong with people. We have an update on the delays at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood international airport that we told you about this morning while the delays happened last night. A flight attendant apparently asked passengers on the flight who owned a bag that was not fitting in the overhead bin Fifty-three-year-old Nathlie. Dorothy Tremblay of Montreal said, there's a bomb in it and started laughing her boyfriend quickly warned her that making jokes about bombs on planes is not a good idea and she can get thrown off the plane. Well, right after that, she was immediately disembarked from the plane terminal to closed the Broward sheriff's bomb squad came in with a robot the dogs. They had examined the luggage hold everybody up. Screw up a whole bunch of people's day or two days all because of some idiot. Yeah, I'm not messing around on a plane ever. Like, that's the one place suspect these as the worst. I'd be furious. If I was caught on a plane because someone made a stupid bomb job, especially if it was like, you know, if there is a mental health issue. Maybe I'd be a little more understanding whether it, but if you just slipped in a random job there will be furious. Right. Absolutely. So, you know, one person ruining everybody's day and. By now, you think people would know to not make that joke or really any kind of a joke on a plane. I six twenty one on Orlando's evening news. We'll check traffic in a moment. First Tom Terry's back with the Wednesday and the Wednesday night,.
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"I don't want to you don't want to buy into the narrative, the Graham necessarily, would it be at this point. I tell you. But I. You know, SU super centrists pragmatists. Rhonda Santa's has has been a big I think political surprise one of the bigger surprises twenty nineteen so far. And and to me at least, and I've been very open and honest about this a very welcomed surprise. It's it's been a great first week. Plus, and it sounds like he's got big things planned in week. Number two. I am looking forward to you know, I said I talked to my doctor today. He's like, why is your blood pressure's still run until heavenly because we're busier. In October November because there's so many interesting news stories now every day like a new judge over we're gonna do smokable marijuana or we're going to you know, reverse. You know, water policy etcetera. It's it's just a very interesting. I talked to I talked to a an environmental experts today. One of the best in the field and off the record and asked her about Rhonda scientists and the plan that he rolled out. And she said, surprisingly good. Yeah. I have you talked to the Everglades foundation people. He did it in a way. I think he's still gonna run and do a little bit of trouble with this water management Ford and pulling out their resignations there. That's going to be. I've been told by senior source close to the administration that made it actually turned into a nasty L E investigation that there are that is a story to watch. Even it sounds it sounds policy wonky in dirty, but it may be about dirty politics. And so keep an eye on whether or not the members of the south Florida water management for which the governor. And congressman Brian have called on to resign. They have not yet. They may turn up the heat this week by asking you to investigate whether there was undue influence by Florida crystals in the run-up to approval of a Lee of a controversial lease down in south Florida publisher of Florida, politics dot com. Peter shore. She can follow on Twitter. Peter shore F L. It's the inside info. Like, that's why we have.