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What happens to all the other COVID-19 candidates when the first one is approved?
"Now we have staff writer John Cohen. He wrote a story this week about an interesting question what happens to all the other covid nineteen vaccine candidates when the first one is approved. Hi John. Hi. Sarah. How are you? I'm good. He could be let's be honest. We're both sick of the pandemic. Yeah. Absolutely. Let me leave my house that my child leave the house. That's all I want to normal. Yeah. Normal. Let's talk about vaccine candidates. How many are in studies now under study now and what does the trial landscape look like at this moment? Know they're forty two in human clinical trials according the WHO list? The World Health Organization doesn't update list that was as of October second in there about two hundred in development. Of, the forty two in clinical trials tanner in the last stage of efficacy trials, the phase three, we're going to be mostly talking about what's going on in the US those numbers reflect worldwide vaccine development that's global. The US has four efficacy studies underway right now, and these are all part of what they like to call warp speed all part of operation more speed. Yeah. Yeah and so they're going through trials going through all the same steps, but that could change once one of them gets. Approval, why would something changed about? You know what's going on with the other CO bids scenes? The concern is that the mediocre might be the enemy of the better or the best the way that we've set things up in the United States the food and Drug Administration has a mechanism called an emergency use authorization. It's received a lot of attention because of hydroxy chloroquine because of rim, Desa there, and because of convalescent plasma and because of diagnostic testing, all of those have used this pathway for. Approval and authorization essentially is short of a full approval and it says, Hey, were in an emergency we only minimal data that gives us an idea of this stuff working and then we'll let it be used widely. So why are we worried about the other possible covid nineteen vaccines? If for example, one gets a UA by November I the FDA has said in a document issued in June that the EU a could be issued for fifty percent efficacy. That's a pretty low standard to begin with. As. Soon, as you authorized the use of one vaccine, first of all, this is an ongoing study because they're going to use data for an e you a most likely from an interim analysis someone of axion efficacy trial is scheduled to take six months. An Independent Safety Monitoring Board looks at the data at certain pre scheduled time points in the case of these efficacy trials they look at. The data early based on what they call? It's are basically the end points of the study. The studies are primarily asking the question. Do they prevent symptomatic disease that the number one question they're asking? So that's an event. If somebody gets a symptomatic disease and these trials are scheduled to have one hundred and fifty events to reach their final conclusions, but they're going to take peaks at the data. At fifty events, a net one, hundred events roughly at fifty events a company. If it had strong evidence that the people in the vaccinated group as opposed to the Placebo group were doing better, they could seek you a based on fifty percent efficacy at that moment they ethically in a quandary because the people who are still in this trial, blindly a receiving either vaccine or placebo ethically you could. Argue you've gotTa Blind and tell the people who are receiving. Placebo. We've got a vaccine that looks good. Do you want to get it? So you've undermined that study from reaching it's real and points of one hundred fifty events What's more? Every other study underway has to let the participants know that the US has issued and ethically you have to give people the option of taking a vaccine. The FDA's blessing. People might walk out a trials who are in trials. If you were staging a new clinical trial, you may well have to compare your vaccine to the one that has received the authorization. Well, it's much easier to prove that something is better than nothing. But what if you have a vaccine that's fifty percent effective and that becomes the competitor not a placebo well. Then, this new vaccine let's say it has sixty two percent efficacy. You're comparing sixty two percent to fifty percent not fifty percent zero. It's really hard to see that small difference or even if they're equivalent, let's say they're both fifty percent. So you need a much larger study and it needs to go on for a longer period of time and it costs a lot more money we. Don't have. It's not likely that people involved in trials for other vaccines or even the people in the placebo arm of the one that does get approved would have access to the sack seen. That's a critical consideration. If supply doesn't meet demand, then we have an easy you were only giving outlets twenty million doses to the top priority people healthcare workers then for the people in other. Clinical trials they have no other option. Then the issue is not this great ethical dilemma, but remember were speeding things up with operation more speed in order to pump out three, hundred, million doses of vaccine from one company by as early as the end of January. So this problem, it's not here today because supply doesn't meet demand, but it sure could be here in late. January and. February march April who knows what we're going to have in terms of efficacy data and who knows what we're going to have in terms of trials in their enrollment. Remember we have a couple of trials that have been stopped because of side effects. When you put a trial on hold that means it's not going to reach its end point for even longer and that's happening right now with two of the warp speed vaccines. In your story, we don't want just one vaccine. There's some good reasons to continue to investigate and to look further afield even after one is approved, can you talk about some of those? For one thing we may need different vaccines for different populations. The elderly we know with influenza, they need a much higher dose because their immune systems don't work as well as they age we may need one that's tailored for pregnant women. Pregnant women are GonNA, tolerate a risk factor much much lower than everyone else. You might need a vaccine that simpler to deliver for some parts of the world that doesn't have a cold chain issue or you need to keep it at. MINUS SEVENTY DEGREES CENTIGRADE. You might need a vaccine that's cheaper for many countries even though it's maybe sixty two percent versus sixty, eight percent effective, it might be a better deal at the end of the day because more people can get it for the amount of money you have on top of all that we want a lot of vaccines because more vaccines means more supply we have an insurance policy of something goes wrong at a manufacturing plant. If a side effect crops up when it goes into wider use, we have this backup of other vaccines. So there are loads of reasons why we want a whole portfolio vaccines ultimately to prove safe effective. That's the. Case that you have to make to participants people who might be involved in trials. Do you think it's going to be effective? Do you think people are gonNA still volunteer to get a vaccine or not vaccine that hasn't been approved? You put your finger on a really important issue and that's who enrolls in a vaccine trial why it's not like you have cancer that's going to kill you and you're enrolling in a trial because you've exhausted all medicines and you're hoping beyond hope that this new treatment will work and Save Your Life. That's a completely different motivation to join a trial. Then a vaccine when you are healthy, you're joining this to prevent something from. Happening so ethically, you can argue that well, that person most of these people are doing it for altruistic reasons the really doing it to help other people and you can ethically approach people in a study and say, Hey, look this one vaccine got EU a based on the early data that it's fifty eight percent effective. We'd like to keep you in this trial and it's a blinded study and we promise at the end of the study is one of the bioethicists I interviewed said we promise at the end we're going to give you the better vaccine, but will you stick with this for a while so that we can figure out if the vaccine that isn't For us is worth pursuing going back to your cancer example. There are cases where a clinical trials is happening the people in the treatment group are doing so well that it's no longer ethical to continue to deny that treatment to the placebo arm. That's not what's happening here. It is a different equation, some ethicists. That, even in a vaccine study, a person has a right to know if they're a participant whether they're receiving a placebo vaccine if there is convincing and compelling evidence that the vaccines working but keep in mind too and this is something that I think a lot of people have a hard time getting their heads around wearing a mask and social distancing goes a long way toward protecting you from this virus maybe even more than fifty percent effective vaccine 'cause then you're walking around. With none of this protection or you're not taking it as seriously exactly and that's called behavioral inhibition. If a vaccine leads to behavioral discipline habituation and people dropped their guard, stop wearing masks stop social distancing they may be putting themselves at more risk even though they have a vaccine in their bodies
How to Buy in a Hot Housing Market
"I recently got an email from listeners listening about six months or so has listened to well over one hundred episodes of the show. He writes that he's relatively new to investing. He's been investing for three years now, as he graduated from college in two thousand seventeen. He's been saving for his first home purchase in Austin. Texas. He writes the Austin Housing Market is very hot at the moment arguably one of the hottest markets in the country even with the recent effects of covid nineteen. He points out the median sales price in Austin has increased over eleven percent since this time last year, and there are forty five percent fewer homes on the market now versus a year ago he would like to buy a house in early twenty, twenty one. But after seeing the market conditions, he's worried that he might be entering the real estate market at the wrong time. He has heard of stories from realtors in home buyers about individuals and families putting offers of ten to fifteen thousand dollars over the asking price for homes that aren't even on the market yet only to find out, they did not win the bidding war. In short, he continues I'm wondering if you could offer some. Rules of thumb to look for as a first time home buyer in I. Hot Market such as Austin. I'm conflicted because I don't want to buy at the wrong time and potentially lose value in my home only after a few short years however at the same time if this market to continue at this pace for several years to come buying in the near future, I think might be the right move. He points out he's tired of handing over his money to landlords and would like to start building equity in a home to diversify his current return drivers. Austin is not the only hot housing market. There are a number of them in fact, nationally in the US housing is on fire. In August of two, thousand, twenty, there were five point nine million homes sold on a seasonally adjusted annual rate. That's the highest number of home since two thousand six and it's being driven because the average thirty year fixed rate mortgage at the end, of August was two, point, nine, four percent. The median single family home price in the US is up eleven point seven percent in the past year ending August twenty twenty. That's the biggest annual increase in twenty thirteen. Sales of newly built homes are up forty, three percent year over year the highest increase since one, thousand, nine, hundred, two. There have been about one million new homes built in the past year highest level since two, thousand six. The market is being driven because of the low interest rate, which is pushing up the value of all assets. Plus there's a desire for many given covid nineteen to move out of their city, for example, out more into the suburbs or the country. So increased demand and reduced supply because of concern regarding the pandemic. Some. People don't want potential buyers traipsing through their homes. Others don't want to sell because they're not sure they'll be able to find something to buy. The frenzy to purchase homes has pushed up valuations if we look at the value of household real estate. So the total value of houses and condos as a percent of economic output in the US GDP, it's a hundred and fifty eight percent. Total value of all houses divided by GDP is one hundred and fifty eight percent that's up from hundred and forty percent at the beginning of the year the all time high was one, hundred, eighty percent in two, thousand, seven, and the recent low was in two thousand twelve of one hundred, fifteen percent. This is data from Ned Davis Research. The. So the value of the housing stock relative to GDP is approaching that all time high of two, thousand seven, and then if we look at the case Schiller Index, it has appreciated since nineteen fifty-three on a real net of inflation basis of about point seven percent per year. That's the trend line. So we statistically create a trend line again, data from Davis research that trend line increases at point seven percent per year, and then we can see well, how much do current prices differ from that trend line and right now we're fifteen percent above the trendline. In two thousand, six, US home prices were forty percent above the trend line and then by twenty twelve, two, thousand, thirteen, they had fallen two point, nine percent below the trendline.
Biden leads Trump by 12 points nationally
"And a new national poll of likely voters by The Washington Post and ABC News. Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump by twelve points fifty four to forty to fifty eight percent of voters in the poll disapprove of Donald, trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Is Ahead in the polls of states that Donald. Trump won by less than one percent of the vote last time in a Michigan poll of likely voters in now eight points ahead of Donald trump forty, eight, forty, one Wisconsin poll of likely voters Joe Biden is ten points ahead of Donald. Trump fifty one, forty, one in Pennsylvania poll of likely voters. Joe Biden is seven points ahead of Donald Trump fifty one, forty,
Joe Biden leads President Trump in national poll
"His past week the Democratic National Convention took place this coming week Republican convention will be happening as well and with both of these happening, we are firmly into the general election. But what do the polls show about the state of the Presidential Race Joe Biden continues to maintain lead but that is narrowing and while Biden, has his supporters. Voters are really more united opposition against President trump for more on what all the polls are saying right now, we'll speak to Stephen Shepherd politics editor. At politico. We got a boatload of polling over the past few days leading into the two conventions here and but it shows is some slight tightening from earlier in the summer when Joe Biden was up routinely around ten or twelve points in the polls over president trump that now averages out just seven or eight points in a number of those polls tightening slightly one poll tightened a lot more. But that looks like more of an out wire a couple of polls actually showed Biden's lead. Widening those look a little bit like out lighters overall, it shows a slightly tighter raising. You're absolutely right about this being the kickoff really for the general election, we have the two party conventions. By the following week you first absentee ballots and a swing state North Carolina, go out to voters in the mail the week after the Republican convention. So we're talking about really the election is as we are going to know it in this sort of pinned era really being on our once we. Get through these conventions and it's GonNa be interesting to see because usually when we have a convention that party gets a bump and with the Democrats Convention being virtual and who knows how exactly how the Republican convention is GonNa play out are those bumps going to be comparable? Another thing that we're seeing is that or Joe Biden it's not necessarily hey, we support Joe. Biden. We Love Joe Biden. There's some of that but most of his vote is coming in as opposition to president trump. This is something that I think. We've looked at over the course of the past few months where you see a relative enthusiasm gap when you ask people how enthusiastic they are to don't folded ended it president trump's supporters and. Whether it's in parentheses or on social media are very active here his rallies or about him horror. So Biden, it is more about for his voters seems to be more about kicking out the incumbent president and NBC News Wall Street Journal poll out on Sunday Fifty, eight percent Biden supporters said there was more about opposing trump just thirty six percents that it was about voting for Biden for. Trump voters, seventy four percents they were voting for trump because they meant it as a vote for trump only twenty percent of trump voters they meant more as against Joe by. So you have this kind of asymmetry where go Biden's voters are enthusiastic about voting. They're just a disaster about voting against president trump not necessarily copilot and it'll be his challenge over the next couple of months to keep. Those voters in the fold one point I wanNA make on Convention bounces is Democrats as may recall or initially supposed to hold their convention in the middle of July five weeks ago. The idea was having an earlier convention would give them momentum through the summer carry through the Olympic Games would have been in the early part of this month would be ending right around now and that would set. Their nominee up well, even going into the Republican convention. In late August, obviously, they put back hoping that they could buy some time and still have an inverse invention with that didn't happen. We're stuck with these back to back virtual conventions and I think that's going to blunt both the virtual nature of the conventions, and also the timing factor Republican convention begins just four days after the Democrats conclude. Limit what kind of momentum each party I think can get out of this four-day infomercial that part looking to put on over the next couple of weeks. What kind of bump did the naming of Kama Harris as the running mate for Joe Biden? What kind of bump did that provide I know and the first forty eight hours they got forty, eight, million dollars. So the fundraising part of it was kind of their but polls, what were they saying about it? Well we see only a few polls conducted after Joe Biden named his running mate and they're pretty consistent with the polls that were conducted right before earlier last week. So I don't know that it changed the race a lot but what we saw is overall voters telling pollsters that they approve of the choice Joe Biden made arguably a safe choice choosing an experienced candidate who has exposure on the national stage voters got to know her during her presidential campaign in twenty nineteen CBS News of a Washington. Post. CNN. SRS sound maturities practices choice to that's not uncommon majorities approved of John. McCain's choice of Sarah Palin in two thousand eight in the first days. Obviously. Whereas well with voters over the closing couple of months of that campaign. So it's not unusual for there to be enthusiasm around the right after it's made the Salads or Democrats and for Kamo houses to keep that going the her momentum going through the convention this week, and obviously the other key moment for her and for Vice President Mike Pence Day or debate in early October
2020 DNC begins with big adjustments forced by pandemic
"As the Democratic Convention Begins Today a New Wall Street Journal NBC News Poll Shows, Joe Biden holding his lead over president trump nationally the poll gives biden fifty percent compared to president trump at forty one percent WSJ's editor errands. Inner fees are pole. The Pole does include some caution signs for Mr Biden more voters have negative view of him than a positive one and it's been that way for about a year in addition fifty, eight percent of voters who say they'll back Mr Biden say that their vote is more in opposition to president trump than it is in favor of Joe Biden. That's a potential sign of softness in his support. UNDIS- first night of the convention, we'll hear from former first lady Michelle Obama Senator Bernie Sanders and governor Andrew Cuomo. It's a convention like nine other as the pandemic has made typical proceedings impossible for a closer look at what we can expect joined by national political reporter Sabrina Siddiqi Sabrina? We're glad you're here both much having me. Let's talk about the week ahead. This is an untraditional venue, a whole new set of challenges. What is the number one goal? The number one task for the DNC this week I think the number one task is to make a clear and coherent case for why voters should house president trump from the white, house if you are. Former, vice president Joe Biden. And Senator Kamala Harris, his newly minted running mate as well as a lot of the prominent Democrats who are lined up to speak you are addressing the American public at a time when they have been in the midst of a pandemic for a period of more than five months their entire lives have been sidetracked by the coronavirus, and this is really an opportunity because the public will be tuning into the election for the first time in a release significant way since we got into the general election. Portion of the cycle to make the case for why they should put Joe Biden in the White House this is really that opportunity to talk about the impact of the pandemic, the president's handling of the pandemic and to also present. What they've been trying to do, which is this message around unity and restoring stability and normalcy to the Government Sabrina. Looking back to last week when Vice President Biden and Senator Harris had their first joint appearance together they were wearing face masks, they socially distance to an extent. How do you portray or convey chemistry and warmth to voters when there are such restrictions in place that's going to be released striking to watch because typically you see the vice presidential nominee, take the stage with the presidential nominee, lift their arms in the air. The balloons are dropping the families are onstage. Sometimes the former primary rivals are very to project this idea of unity. You're not going to have that Democrats have been very clear and Joe Biden cited again when he took the stage with Comma Harris last week that they are listening to the science they are biding by social distance requirements because they want. To take seriously the consequences of the pandemic, but it does very much changed the mood and you think about how former President Obama will be speaking his camaraderie with his former vice president. Joe Biden was very popular with the public because they were very close in that banter that you would often see at live events between the two maybe they'll be taking place over zoom. There's a lot that we don't know clearly, there has been a lot of work that's going into this. They've had months to prepare for this inevitability, and so a lot of the focus will now be on just how well they execute. A large scale event like a party convention in the middle of a global pandemic Sabrina let's talk about messaging. Is it simply going to be about a referendum on President trump or? Harris GonNa talk about her life story. Where's this balance GONNA take place? So it's been clear from the outset of Joe. Biden's campaign that he sees. This election is a referendum on president trump would have been fascinating to watch is that he launched his campaign with this idea that? The American public wants a return to normal. Stability, and they're not seeking a revolution in not seeking a movement and it's clear poll after poll that the American public does see this election as a referendum on president trump, you've seen the president's approval ratings dip during the pandemic, and so I think a lot of the messaging from Biden from Senator Kamala Harris the vice presidential nominee is really going to center on what the last four years have looked like under this president and particularly. Honing in on the coronavirus pandemic and what they say is a failure on the part of the president to steer the country out of this crisis Sabrina looking at the week ahead, the DNC obviously is going to want to remain focused on its task at had yet. We know the president based off of past history is likely to tweet or issue a statement or give a speech that will create some kind of turbulence. How does the DNC keep its focus? One of the greatest challenges for? Democrats not just since president trump took office but even since he was a candidate for president has been to not. Get baited into playing his game. This president is a master of. Changing the news cycle within a second and overtaking events with a controversial remark or tweet. And for Democrats, the goal will be to stay on message. They have had a very. Consistent message especially around the president's handling of the coronavirus in the course of the last few months but. If you're at the Democratic Party for Joe Biden for La- Harris you've got a plan and you go out and you execute that plan regardless of what the president is saying or tweeting on a given day.
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Unless Congress takes action, millions of Americans are likely to be evicted from their homes. Berry soon, and this problem is more than just a crisis. This is a crisis that the American people are dealing with, but there's also a crisis when it comes to Congress and how utterly? Our lawmakers are when it comes to providing the economic relief that Americans desperately need so there have been numerous stories published about the number of Americans who are likely to be addicted, but these numbers keep ballooning so for instance last week, the Federal Moratorium on Evictions and also on federally backed mortgages expired, and so there are some states that have implemented their own addiction. Moratoriums but you have to keep in mind. Mind that some states have not done so and we still have tens of millions of Americans who are jobless who lost their healthcare coverage as a result of being laid off in the middle of this pandemic, and then you also have Republicans who refuse to extend the unemployment benefits that were provided under the cares act. That was the additional six hundred dollars a week. That Americans would receive if they filed for unemployment. Unfortunately it seems like there are some members of democratic leadership who were going along with the lies and deceptions that are being message to the American people. So before we get to that I want to share some statistics with you. The Urban Institute estimated. That provisions covered nearly thirty percent of the country's rental units and I'm talking about the Be Moratorium on evictions by one estimate. Some forty million. Americans, could be. During the public health crisis, and of course, this is the most unsurprising part about all of this minority. Groups are the most. Vulnerable when it comes to fiction, so people of Color, according to CNBC are especially vulnerable, while most while almost half of white tenants say they're highly confident. They can continue to pay their rent. Just twenty six percent about african-american tenants could say the same around half. Hispanic tenants said they have little to no confidence. They'll be able to stay in their homes. And if you look at data, state-by-state to see how states are impacted by this. You Look at Louisiana, for instance, fifty percent of ten say that they can no longer afford their rent. A fifty one percent who say that they can't afford their rent in Florida fifty eight percent, in Tennessee fifty nine percent in West Virginia and again Benjamin love for you to jump in the frustration. Here is the utter lack of leadership, not just in in the federal government with the trump administration, but also with Congress right what we're seeing here is just it's. It's shocking, but it's not surprising race. It's almost like the natural combination of how are leadership has been leading the direction. They've been going. They are really pushing the people as far as they possibly can I. Think you are Frankin Clippers stain on. Twitter, said that they're trying to find the very least that they could possibly do without causing a riot, but you know when these numbers start hitting the fan right when people actually are put out of their homes with nowhere to go, and then if they if they're lucky enough to get in a homeless shelter night, we do not have the capacity to house. All of these people in the homeless shelters across this country, but even in that scenario they would then be exposing their families to covid nineteen. This is not something that's but the fact that they're playing chicken and taking it. All the way to the wire is is disgusting. Absolutely, so you have the moratorium on fictions on one hand, and then you also have the issue of the unemployment benefits which are set to expire on the last day of July, and so of course, when you hear the rhetoric coming from the Senate Gop, and also from the White, house, there's this live that keeps getting repeated over and over again about how well these unemployment benefits are just too high, and as a result are refusing to go back to work. In fact, one of the Republican senators. Who was her pet? This nonsense was Ted Cruz over the weekend. Let's take a listen to what he had to say. And then I wanNA. Compare what he said to democratic. Leadership Listen. In terms of the unemployment benefits do you object to providing any kind or any amount of federal boosts unemployment at this point, because not everyone is choosing to be out of work. The policy that Nancy Pelosi Democrats are pushing adds an additional six hundred dollars a week of federal money to unemployment. We have unemployment system system. Down, to seventy percent. Problem is for sixty eight percent of people receiving it right now. They are being paid more on unemployment than they made in their job and I'll tell you. I've spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas. We're trying to reopen and they're calling. Their waiters and waitresses are other busboys, and they won't come back, and of course they won't come back is the federal government is paying in some instances twice as much money to stay home, but APP may, and to a lesser amount. At look at what we ought to focus on instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill. What's a recovery bill or coverage? Bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work. A recovery bill would suspend the tax which would give a pay raise to everyone in America. WHO's working? That actually gets people back to work.
Heaven and Hell with Bart Ehrman
"Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb and I'm Joe McCormick and this week. We are going to be featuring a couple of interviews. That I recorded last week because last week Robert, you were out of quote, the office you or at least you off work for a bit and so so I recorded conversations with authors of some books one book. That's already out this year in one book. That's coming up so on Thursday of this week. We're going to be airing a conversation that I had with the author of A. A fascinating upcoming book about the evolutionary biology of cancer, but today we're going to be exploring topic in the realm of ancient history and religion. If you've followed us for a while, I think you probably know this about us that one of our favorite kind of trails to go down his tracing the evolution of religious ideas through ancient history I mean I think I've outed myself on this podcast before. As a the kind of nonreligious person who loves the Bible. Can I love to read ancient religious texts and learn about them and see how the ideas from. From the ancient world of super filtered through to us today and shape to the societies we live in, and that's exactly the kind of thing. We're GONNA be diving into in this episode I'm talking with a secular Biblical historian named Bart Erman about his most recent book, which is called Heaven and hell a history of the afterlife. This book was released in March of this year by Simon. And Schuster, and it's all about the Christian ideas of life after death where they come from ancient history, what influence their development and how they changed over time so? So there was a part that cited in the intro of Bart's book where he talks about a pew research poll that was conducted a few years ago. I think. Maybe it was in two thousand fifteen. Where it found that seventy two percent of Americans believe in a literal heaven and fifty eight percent believe in literal hell, and yet I think most Americans would be deeply surprised, even shock to learn what historians can show about the origins of these beliefs in the strange thing. Is that like the historical conclusions that Bart's GonNa talk about in this episode? Are Not fringe or unusual among secular scholars of the Bible, in historians of the ancient Near East This is utterly mainstream, critical scholarship, and yet I think regular people are especially in the united. States, are going to find it very surprising. Yeah, absolutely, and I want to stress something here for everybody, so I just got back. To work this morning and I plugged into a pre production cut of this interview and it's really it's really excellent, so if you're even slightly scared away by the idea of an interview with a secular biblical scholar don't be because Barda is tremendous. He's he's funny. Very High Energy. I think you're really going to enjoy this chat. Joe Had with Bart here. Yeah, parts full of knowledge, good humor passion for his subject. I think you're really going to enjoy the episode, but before we can do it I'll just give a little bit of background on Bart's here's his biography Bart. D Ehrman is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity, and the author or editor of. Of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestsellers misquoting Jesus, how Jesus became God, and the triumph of Christianity, and that last one's really interesting. It's about how Christianity took over the Roman Empire and went from a really small religion, too dominant religion of the empire, and just a matter of a few centuries anyway, so he is a distinguished professor of religious studies, the University of North Carolina Chapel, Hill and he. He has created eight popular audio and video courses for the great courses. He has been featured in time. The New Yorker The Washington Post and has appeared on NBC CNN and the daily show with Jon Stewart as well as the history channel National Geographic Channel BBC NPR, all the hits his most recent book is Heaven and Hell just one more thing before we get into it I. WanNa mention obviously we are dealing with. With the audio constraints of of remote recording in the age of Covid, nineteen, so for example around the twelve minute mark in the episode there is briefly some background noise that sounds like a fan was turned on or some rain. It only lasts for about a minute or so, and so please just put up with a little bit of background noise, and it's very brief I promise. It's not the sounds of hell right. Now audio recordings of the underworld leaking up through some sort of mining microphone right? The well to hell was not unleashed office. So yeah, I would say without any further ado. Let's jump right in. Bardem and welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks so much for joining us today. Yes, thanks for having me so your Book Heaven and Hell I just finished reading yesterday, and I I really really enjoyed it. and I want to say that I started reading this book. It very opportune time because though I didn't plan it this way. I'm also currently in the middle of rereading. Rereading the divine comedy, actually my wife and I are reading it together and of course, the divine comedy Dante his wonderful poetry, but it's also psychologically fascinating because when you go through the theology of Dante, you get the sense of somebody who is simultaneously ingenious and thoughtful, and in some ways very intellectually bold and open minded for his historical context, but in other ways. Dante's also very limited and provincial in a word medieval like the way you see him taking so much pleasure in designing horrific tortures for his enemies from these. Petty Thirteenth Century political struggles in Italy. Working with ancient religious texts do you find yourself encountering? This kind of irony embodied within the same author or traditional lot
Animals Appreciate Recent Traffic Lull
"Don't worry about why the chicken crossed the road. The bigger question is whether it'll make it at all. Every year millions of animals get killed by vehicles in the US, but that road risk has dropped because of the Kobe pandemic. We're the negative impacts of the economy. family relations I'm sitting in my living room and I don't see as much of my family as I as I normally would. So there's a lot of impacts that the positive impacts of becoming more clear, and that could really change the discussion after the pendant changed some of our assumptions out how much driving we should do if we want to protect nature while by air quality climate change in so for Fraser's Schilling. Co Director of the road, Ecology Center at the University of California Davis One officials began issuing stay at home orders to slow the spread of Covid, nineteen schilling and his colleagues quickly realized they were witnessing a novel experiment. What happens when we all start driving way less? The answer is a lot. Lot of things, including fewer units and lower greenhouse gas emissions from cars in their latest report, the researchers found that driving less has also led to a dramatic decrease in road kills in three states which they had long term data. Idaho Maine and California, so actually the the largest conservation action that the US has ever taken creation of the national parks. The team documented about a third fewer collisions with deer, Moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following shutdowns. If such a slowdown persisted for a year, twenty, seven thousand large animals would be saved in just those three states. In California, the researchers also look specifically at mountain lions. Some populations in urban areas are at risk of local extinction and vehicles are one of the top killers whoever, in recent months traffic deaths of mountain lions have dropped by fifty eight percent, revealing an important clue about how to save them well to keep them from going extinct or to recover them. We need to protect them traffic, and that means we need to build. We need to put in fencing along highways and crossing structures over the hobbies, and that's that's that's a big deal. People are now returning to the roads. Stay at home. Orders are lifted, but schilling hope some of the lessons might stick. I think we can grow from this. Having less impact while everybody loves loudly. You know if we if we can find a way to not kill them. It seems like everybody can lineup.
GOP congressman who officiated gay wedding loses primary
"A first term Republican congressman from Virginia who officiated a gay wedding has lost his party's nomination for a second term the GOP convention carried out via drive thru due to the corona virus pandemic saw congressman Denver Riggleman defeated by Bob good the former official in the athletics department at liberty university at seventy one fifty eight percent of the vote Riggleman a member of the conservative house freedom caucus upset many Republicans in his district last summer when he officiated the wedding of two male campaign
AP-NORC poll: Trump approval remains steady during pandemic
"A new poll from the Associated Press and or C. center for public affairs research found that as the corona virus pandemic stretches on Americans views of the government response to the crisis are starting to sour but president trump's personal approval rating has remained steady forty one percent of Americans approve of the president's job performance while fifty eight percent disapprove which is the same as opinions of trump before the pandemic meanwhile just thirty one percent approve of the federal government's response that's down from forty percent one month ago state governments enjoy a fifty one percent approval rating but that's down from sixty three percent in April Jennifer king Washington
AP-NORC poll: Trump approval remains steady during pandemic
"A new poll from the Associated Press and the N. or C. center for public affairs research asked Americans their opinion of the government response to the corona virus crisis the new poll shows that forty one percent of Americans approve of president trump's job performance while fifty eight percent disapprove that might not sound good but it's consistent with the pinions of trump from polls taken before the pandemic the poll found just thirty one percent of Americans approve of the federal government's response including twenty percent of trump supporters suggesting that some view the president standing apart from the apparatus you overseas Alice Stewart a Republican campaign strategist says the truck presidency is a perfect example of a Rorschach test of politics people that want to see the president is doing a good job we'll see that regardless of where the chips fall Jennifer king Washington
Retail Sales Plunge A Record 16.4% In April
"Nobody's shopping retail spending plunged in April as the corona virus pandemic forced the American consumer home and out of restaurants stores even gas stations. The April retail sales drop of sixteen point. Four percent broke the record set just last month now. Online retail sales are up including a statistic. I think I have directly influenced PYJAMA sales up one hundred fifty percent last month but the American consumer is our backbone typically responsible for about seventy percent of our twenty one trillion dollar plus economy here. Cnbc senior economics reporter Steve. Liebmann people aren't buying stuff. I mean I hate to state the obvious but this is an obvious statement in bold relief. Here they're not buying cars down twelve percent. They're not buying furnishings and home furnishing items down fifty eight percent clothing and clothing accessories down. Seventy eight percent. I mean there's one positive here I think there is just one positive that positive is non store retailers up eight point four percent and besides some sort of strange up and down we had in December eighteen that is the largest one month increase in that is electronics. And that's where people are indeed buying things. Non Store Retailers Down Twenty nine percent and I want to just say a word here. You have gasoline gasoline station sales down twenty eight percent normally. That's a good thing where the decline in gas prices ends up being sort of like a tax cut for individuals except in this case because people aren't driving they aren't really getting that remained necessarily. They're not paying as much for gasoline and not going to work. But you're not getting the stimulus you might otherwise get from the decline of gas prices similar ideas here with the decline in Federal Reserve interest rates so the nation shutdown that shutdown showing up dramatically in these retail sales price sales report here. And we're just not seeing yet and he kind of evidence in the early. May data a bunch of a rebound Andrew
California cancels fall university classes as Fauci warns of reopening too soon
"California State University system is canceling most in person classes through the fall semester Los Angeles county might keep stay home orders for the next few months many anxious for the restrictions to ease up so the economy can recover but according to a new CNN poll fifty eight percent say they feel uneasy about returning to their regular routines and just yesterday Dr Anthony Fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert gave a stark warning during Senate testimony my concern as some areas city state so what have you jump all over those various checkpoints and prematurely open up is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks here in Washington the projection is we could see about twelve hundred deaths by this
Two-thirds of voters back vote-by-mail in November 2020
"A new Wall Street journal NBC news poll finds that a majority of voters support changing election laws so that everyone can vote by mail during the pandemic about fifty eight percent of voters in the survey said that they favor changing election laws permanently to allow voting by mail well thirty nine percent oppose a permanent change one quarter of a group says mail in voting should be allowed this November due to the
New York governor Cuomo orders hospitals to increase capacity by 50%
"Than forty. Three Thousand Corona virus cases have been confirmed in the US at the time of this recording though experts say the true number is much higher yesterday. Saw the first day where more than one hundred people died in the US. In a single twenty hour period the focus continues to be on New York City New York State. Where the governor is requiring hospitals to increase capacity by at least fifty percent. New York state saw a one day increase of nearly five thousand cases bringing the total to twenty one thousand six hundred eighty nine cases in the state as of Monday night and I went to continue to make note of two things from the New York and New York City numbers. New York State has now done seventy eight thousand tests. The state is approaching the per capita testing numbers of the entire country of Korea and the demographics in New York continued to be concerning fifty. Eight percent of confirmed cases in the state are under the age of fifty forty. Six percent of cases in the state are aged eighteen to forty four
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Platform get paid sixty cents a mile so you have a fifty eight percent IRA deduction which is better you know you can deduct it off your taxes obviously well how many to send can you put together to make money right now so the situation is grim but you know let's not be too pessimistic hopefully we'll go through it and survived but I'm not sure if uber is working with the federal government to create some sort of subsidy because from what I'm understanding the federal government is working on some sort of package to aid all the twenty million people who lost their jobs this week his name is very Graham I mean it is very Graham it is very good about my background in finance I was on Wall Street for nineteen years but I thought I had seen all of it I don't think I didn't expected obviously but going back to the driver situation over considers everybody independent contractors not employees so these drivers don't have any of the benefits that come with being an employee to hopefully the federal package that they're going to pass it's going to give them some sort of subsidy some sort of help with a car payment I would have thought overlooked by now maybe with four girls you know for for give the card payment on told the masses over with but they haven't done it so far they have not I'm surprised that they have and how many how many uber drivers are there nationwide nationwide over one point eight million since those two million people that are driving around in March and so with the uber eats if you were to transfer over to that is the pay about the same hello to radically less it's probably I would say thirty to forty percent less wow so we are facing same thing with Instacart same thing with all the others of the services so if the delivery is say fifty dollars and you have to drive fifteen minutes to the restaurant five minutes at waiting at the restaurant okay and then maybe ten minutes of the half hour how much would you make say a half hour per hour with uber eats well I mean fifty dollars orders are hard to come by but indeed it did make it to that point over each pays just like overexposed by miles a minute but it only starts when you do have the delivery in your hands so if you're going to wait twenty minutes at the restaurant you don't get paid for that wait time so by miles I mean it's just like it is with regret so if you're going to have to get to the restaurant you don't get paid to drive just like we don't get paid to drive in to pick up a passenger on our way to the passenger we don't get paid for that the restaurant located five miles away well that's on you then you have to go there and wait okay ten twenty minutes whatever it is for the food I want to pick up the food you swipe on your app that I'm ready to go that's when you start getting it is not that much it's really not that much since you're in a very very difficult position and and I hope that you know over in less that they they do take a look at these car payments that you guys are panning out of hand because in the gig economy you know this is something that everybody always talked about you know be your own boss make your own hours do whatever you want and then suddenly we begin to kind of he's gone so what are you going to do that how are you going to put food on the table and I'm so thankful that our administration you know politics doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican they were all coming together as a nation to say you know what we are going to survive we are going to get through this stay right where you are we have a digital life pack coming out about how you can set up mobile payments to avoid the corona virus and of course we have more of your phone calls here on the Kim commando show.
Los Angeles Lakers To Self-Quarantine After 4 Players Test Positive For Coronavirus
"Desk Joe Biden will significantly widened his delegate lead over Bernie Sanders as CBS news projects wins for biting tonight in the democratic primaries in Florida and Illinois with forty one percent in Illinois Biden leads Sanders fifty eight percent to thirty seven percent with corona virus concerns on nearly every voter's mind is CBS news pre election poll of likely Illinois voters showed Biden was seen as the candidate most trusted to handle a crisis that's a margin applied in Florida the night's biggest contest where Biden leads Sanders sixty two percent to twenty three percent as he has in recent contests Biden continues to way across several demographics men women white voters black voters older voters younger voters still lean toward Sanders again CBS news projects Joe Biden wins the democratic primaries in Florida and Illinois pulls in Arizona close at the top of the hour CBS news special report I'm Stephen
Long Waits For Voters At Los Angeles Voting Centers
"Though super Tuesday it was exactly that for Joe Biden but Bernie Sanders is going to win California where the vote counting has been excruciatingly slow we begin our super Tuesday California primary coverage with KCBS political reporter Doug sovereign joining us live from our election center does yeah make it believe it or not people are still voting in Los Angeles there's still people standing in line in LA which is extraordinary that they've had so many problems or their new machines but that's one of the reasons the town's been so slowly a few million votes counts of our California but with about fifty eight percent of the precincts reporting now and again that just means that that many precincts are reporting some portion of their numbers not all of their votes obviously not even close Bernie Sanders leads in California thirty one percent to twenty one percent for Joe Biden sixteen percent for Michael Bloomberg and then twelve percent for Elizabeth Warren so Sanders in position to win the state it's been called by several news agencies but not by CBS news and I've gone a bit deeper into the district by district returns because of course only about a third of the delegates are being awarded statewide and the rest will be awarded by the districts you have to reach at least fifteen percent of the vote in any given congressional district to win from four to seven delegates in each of those fifty three districts well Bernie Sanders is winning fifty of the fifty three districts he has hit that fifteen percent threshold in all fifty three of them we've got a lot of delegates here over the next couple of few weeks as accounts is finished Joe Biden is only winning one district which is in LA but he is qualified to win delegates in forty eight of the fifty three so get quite a few delegates to and Michael Bloomberg at the moment qualifies in forty six of those districts now I think as more votes are counted the later votes are likely to skew more towards Biden and Sanders the Bloomberg so that number could drop Elizabeth Warren at the moment is qualified for delegates in only six districts including several right here in the bay area and people to judge in just one which is palm springs so Bernie Sanders is gonna win California but that is one of the few bright spots for him on the table tonight because he wins only four states Bob Joe Biden has one nine and may be headed for a tenth in Maine he upset Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in Massachusetts he upset Sanders in Minnesota after AB clubs are dropped out he crushed everyone in Virginia and then the other southern states he won North Carolina easily those are supposed to be close states it's really an extraordinary banner night the super Tuesday for Joe Biden one other note prop thirteen the fifteen billion dollars school measure clearly California is not in much mood to raise taxes sell bonds anything requiring more money that's getting crushed fifty seven percent saying no that'll tighten as the rest of these belts command but that seems unlikely that'll pass but we'll know in the
Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially
"San I opening survey finds a majority of elite and Olympic athletes struggle to make ends meet fifty eight percent of the quarter ninety one respondents from across the globe say they did not consider themselves financially stable the survey painted a realistic picture of the sacrifices many athletes make to get to the top in Olympic sports athletes say the funding they receive from sports organizations in their countries is hardly enough to make
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Up fifty eight percent from twenty seventeen that's the news I'm Jack krone good evening nine thirty three on Bob Williams in the KFBK traffic center seats be still the scene of an earlier crash eighty west bound around the area of trucks will road also some construction setting up there so a little bit slow in between Trussell and the five connector the reduced lease a night on highway ninety nine north out from dealer road to grant line road that work goes on through seven AM work to on I five you see quite a bit going on southbound five V. of room on ramp at a pocket road is going to be shut down also reduce lanes on southbound five from fifty to florin road one of four lanes closed down north bound five sing reduce lanes between Siemens and Sir bill road lot of work once you get past highway fifty two as we got reduced lane southbound five from the American river to the capitol mall over crossing and we're seeing some ramp shut down the northbound I. street on rap by five is shut down also work around Richards Boulevard we're seeing the northbound five ridge Boulevard offramp closed and the also looking at the south down five regions Boulevard offramp being close and toss it into for the south bound on ramp riches Boulevard shut down as we're seeing some work starting up we mentioned on I eighty watch for some slowing after Trussell towards I five next update at ten OO three traffic every ten minutes mornings and afternoons Bob Williams news ninety three point one K. of the case mainly clear tonight willow's ranging from forty four to forty eight degrees tomorrow a breezy day with sunshine I seventy one to seventy five.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on Bang the Book
"Somebody said they was fifty eight percent and his career starting against the spread. So that's something to keep in mind. I, I like to wash team. I, I would say coming into the season, the Washington is a seven win team at Annapolis I might have had is up. Maybe six and a half, seven win team. So the line of six is a little bit flooded in that regard. And that's because the way he played first week, I don't know if I'll get involved with this. If I, if I say that and I'll take into, I mean, that's we talk about playing numbers, not teams the these two teams are too close to be able to give a seven, so it does get to that point. That'll be the side but on. But other than that right now, I, I don't think anybody's playing with the line. I just thought they were getting ahead of it. They can that they were getting. They bought it early. They were getting the key number six, seven. If it gets to that area, a lot of guys early in the week, we'll just by position and decide what to do with it later on the week. That's probably what they did. We'll have to read the papers to see what these approaching the the game, how they're approaching the game. But I, I don't think the same thing set up in this one. I think it's just a combination of the way Indy played and in Washington was a little bit. Better, Washington look terrible in the pre season. So that was that position that had last week. They played a lot better than what a lot of people talk. So we'll we'll wait and see what happens. Well, of course, love to watch the storm track here for hurricane Florence. It seems like it's going to kind of hit the coastline and stop, so it probably won't go up towards Landover Maryland where the Redskins play. Maybe that was a little bit of the early week line move expecting this storm to kind of creep up the east coast. We know the colts don't have a running game. Injured luck threw the ball fifty three times last week. So you do three little bit worried about fatigue with him. Maybe that had something to do with it, sort of looking at Washington who ran the ball very effectively last week, the colts who can't. And if the weather was going to be a problem that would certainly benefit the Redskins a little bit in that situation. So that'll be a game definitely watch as we get a little bit closer to kick off your about getting to seventy three to seventy four, the Miami Dolphins up on the road at the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets jets at. Three point favorite here number opened three and a half five times actually down to two and a half minus dollar thirty doing their usual teaser protection thing a little bit. There of this is an interesting one to me Brian, because we talk about perception. We talk about overreaction. The jets looked fantastic on Monday night football in front of everybody, and Miami's game was delayed by lightning. I think for four hours combine across the different delays that they had. This feels like a number. That was a little bit off to me at three and a half. Maybe at three, it's a little bit better. I think when you take a look at the look ahead down at the west gate, I think they might have had this Peckham the jets have played better than what many thought. But yeah, it's to me when I take a look at this, I think the lines a little bit high with the jets. You talked about him playing Monday night football, so they played a week or a day later and a night game and then had to travel, not a major travel coming from Detroit, but still it was a travel situation. Miami divisional rival knows the team very well had that extra time to prepare your catching three. Three and a half would have been an obvious take, and I think that's what most people did if it did three and a half because I'm saying nothing but two and a half high numbers and actually say to two and a half my fifteen, which is the lowest and then three on just wanna five, probably the highest, but you have to just look pretty good on that game. But you know..
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"At fifty eight percent Windsor com we're expecting a high of eighty four, this. Afternoon clear tonight with, a low of sixty eight WCBS news time twelve. Oh three electricity has been restored at a massive apartment complex. In east New York Brooklyn. After an early morning, outage prompted a significant, response. By the fire department WCBS reporter Peter Haskell on the. Scene at spring creek towers there was one talented here it's bring creek towers. But he says chief? Edward Bob says it does not seem related to the outage technicians responded and a evaluated that person and. There were. Obvious signs of death what does that mean so. It seems that that, person had been deceased for awhile Bob says the woman was an oxygen but it wasn't. Connected. To power. There were also five minor injuries forty six buildings here with nearly fifty, nine. Hundred apartments FDA white, chief Michael cello his crews checked about one hundred. Elevator we rescued somewhere around five or so people from elevators. I don't have an exact. Number on Vinson Riggins, walked ten seventeen flights, of. Stairs in, the morning you'll have any AC you don't. Have any your water the ice melted, in the frigerator right so Donald will. Position to have even? As the power was restored some residents were still without water Insperity Brooklyn Peterhansel WCBS NewsRadio eight eighty bacteria. That.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Arts Review
"I wouldn't be surprised if fifty eight percent of them were women. But but it's later on that that why the difficulty comes, I think tons of why do you think that as we, we wrenching VO statistics in the introduction, seven percent of the top films top two hundred and fifty films of two thousand sixteen with the right to buy women, thirteen percent of the Britain by women. Why is that drop-off. The million pound question. Why? Simply I think it's not as simple as this, but often people say that women just aunt trusted with bigger budgets, and it's pretty bleak to think of it in that way. But that is that does seem to be something that's proven time. And again, because lower end in Indy features, there are female directors. So it's persuading the the people who hold the purse strings. What are quite small number studios today that how, how do you do that? If you don't, if the theory as you say, but we've given women these big budget phones before and it's not worked the any way to prove that that's wrong is to hand control of big budget movies, two more women and for them to work. Yeah, exactly. And I think that is beginning to happen. I mean, in the last year, that's been a couple of directors made films for the in. Phoenix arts made films in two hundred million pounds rocket for the first time I think. But yeah, it's it's not. It's an unconscious bias exists. It's not something that people are aware. Studios are aware that doing. But the fact is, you know, if someone if mother given opportunity and then it doesn't work out that career Don, whereas it has been proven that a male direct to done the same thing in the past might then be given another opportunity in. His things like that that have caused this huge disparity shot up humor. We wanted vantage this is that the the m- the more women that are coming in at the beginning of their careers and getting support and getting get these films into cinemas and getting people to see them the white of the talent pool that can then chase down executives, not just in Europe, but in in the states as well. Not Fisher case changing and not kinda leaders or the people in them positions hopefully are becoming different people. And it's not just a problem with women think is problem with diverse e and with cross as well within the film industry. So I don't just see is women that problem, I think is everything but things like, you know, like out doing so well or Lady Macbeth Fink off light steps towards people in that position, allowing women or people from diverse backgrounds, given them different positions and more, but you knees. You could argue, I suppose, you know the people at the top of the film industry, kind of make these assumptions about what won't. And then from that, they make a sumptuous about who can deliver that for those audiences. But if you take out an example of film that doesn't fit into that box, but does fantastically well and hopefully starts to change the way they think about it. For sure. And I think lots of smaller budget features doing all the time, like even young offenders, which was about to in class ways in Ireland, which was a really low budget went onto incredibly world. So I think people is things are changing, especially now people are watching online or home, like what they wanna see changing all the time, Fisher on what you don't presume really want to have happened is for there to be extra support, extra investment more films being made, but then being kind of silo. I mean, you said, you know, he's not. He's not just as much as women writers his representation across minority groups across class across background..
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Agreed with roe v wade thirty one percent didn't also split pretty close in between men and women sixty five percent of women approving sixty one percent of men approving fifty eight percent of republicans polled opposed it president trump has said it will probably not ask potential nominees about roe v wade what role does that decision play in trump's election we we talked about this yesterday right and same thing i think the president probably won't bring it up but those who vetted the list of nominees have already looked at the judge's opinions on matters similar to roe v wade you know how courts the lower level sometimes take a look at aspects of the right to an abortion for example waiting time or notification requirements so i bet that the twenty five finalists or the five finalists whatever comes down to they'll have gone through some sort of litmus test by the heritage foundation or some other conservative legal group and i think it's going to be a big issue whenever these hearings are august or whenever i'm sure it'll be front and center in american politics yeah i think i think it's gonna be a big issue in the seems to be the focus of the left right now i understand why the president wouldn't ask those nominees look a potential nominee for the supreme court is going to decide on a case that's brought before them not on something broadly asked to them whether or not they think that roe v wade should be overturned the other thing about the no that issue and i think i'm hearing this from republicans like susan collins and from lindsey graham and others is they're saying very clearly some of the more moderate republicans that you can be prolife i'm prolife for example but still have this notion that this is settled law and that the country doesn't want to go back to the period before nineteen seventythree so yeah it's going to be a key part of this but this is far from a slam dunk that for some reason roe v wade is going to be overturned i know a lot of people think jeffrey toobin making this prediction last week that in eighteen months twenty two states will not allow abortion i think it's far too early to decide on that but charlie's right this is going to become a key part of these hearings and it is going to get hot and the fact is you can't predict these things a for example when he was elevated the high court out of saint louis by the way harry blackmun told everybody i am just a strict construction as i follow the previous rulings when it comes to all matters of the law and i follow what the founding fathers i'm very conservative i go where the law leads me and he's the guy who ended up writing roe versus wade so you just have no idea you'll appoint someone like david suitor oh there's a conservative just the opposite or you appoint john roberts thinking he's gonna reflect the views of the conservatives and he's the guy who made obamacare possible so anthony kennedy is another good example he was a reagan appointee your bork and he was the swing vote on that court for three decades so yeah it's hard to predict how these justices will you know will fall in line with the rulings because they all have different judicial philosophies that's mark written with charlie brennan i'm tom ackerman it's over time we'll come back in a quite a bit of turnover at the white house in a year's time we'll dive into that story and more in overtime on cable wax they want to tell you about doctors greg birdie run tra robert bruce almighty and andrew royer who are known as the doctors doctors why are they known as the doctors doctors well.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on KGO 810
"Ten you can also semir tweets at ethan bearman i'm very very curious to by the way it could be could be what about the supreme court what about i mean is this going to get people to show up although the house of representatives has nothing to do with the supreme court another new poll just came out and said a majority of americans support roe v wade sixty three percent of americans agree with roe v wade thirty one percent doubt fifty eight percent of republicans disagree a majority of every other group by party gender education age and racial group agrees with it so it's basically white republicans at don't everybody else says yep i support ravi wait sixty five percent of women sixty one percent of men sadly that is the case so does that become the big thing by the way represent remember senator susan collins republican main prochoice republicans said that she will not support a can't who is openly against roe v wade not one of them is going to be openly against roe v wade even though they all are against roe v wade on trump's shortlist just saying that is the case she said and i quote a candidate for this important position who would overturn roe v wade we're not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda then i don't wanna see a judge and that would indicate a failure to respect precedent well we got word last week that at least two justices no longer care about precedent when there's not some compelling reason to overturn it so that's the way president works at the supreme court is if there's an existing previous decision you give deference to it is the rule of law and the only reason you overturn it is if there's compelling new evidence that would change the court's opinion to last week ignore precedent chief justice john roberts and justice thomas clarence thomas who reinterpreted section to the voting rights act for the racial gerrymandering to openly ignored precedent i'm just curious though here's what do you think is going to be the biggest issue to get democrats to retake the house four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten i'm gonna tell you here's the biggest problem that i see the democrats big messages appeal outside of san francisco let's just can we let's just be honest with ourselves for say is san francisco is unique when it comes to can of democratic politics okay so outside of san francisco and apparently a couple of specific different districts in new york and one or two in l a young people are find appealing that democratic socialist message right more the bernie message of free college free healthcare guaranteed federal jobs it sarah so if democrats really really want to win the biggest issue is getting millennials and gen z because that's now i think eighteen to twenty two year olds to show up and vote what is it gonna take to get people to get out and vote it's easy to get people apparently to show up in protest i show protests i'm a protester i like protests protests are there to one get media attention to let people know that tens if not hundreds if not hundreds of thousands if not millions of people feel a certain way about a topic so you're not alone in how you feel and think but none of that matters if you don't show up in november to the voting booth what's it gonna take to get people to show up and vote i mean that you know i got so many friends here got a message one of our callers billy sunshine from capitol you know he was at the sixty eight democrat i was before i was born he was at the sixty democratic convention right the old school democrat they show up and vote every time right they know what matters so what does it gonna take millennials aren't there yet and they didn't according to the data show up very well in our primaries a month ago so how do we get them to show up and vote in november i am so curious to.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"The cost from places like where i live to detroit beyond that we need transparency in the system the mcc the catastrophic claims association needs to be opened up so that we can see exactly the cost drivers and pass reforms that we know for sure will make a difference in the rate here's how senator patrick kovac responded and it turns out that fifty eight percent of those the line item costs on my insurance premium deal with state mandates eliminate the state mandates you get out of the no fault system and go back to a torch system we have an opportunity to reduce our premiums by as much as fifty eight percent that puts us below the national average and i can do so in a way that extra retains a lifetime benefits by looking at how we dispense funds from the michigan catastrophic fund wbz news time is ten thirty three deputy attorney general rod rosenstein went on defense and capitol hill this morning as republicans try to attack the muller investigation more from cbs's steve dorsey and i want to why you won't give us what we've asked for sir i certainly rosenstein defended himself amid accusations from ohio republican congressman jim jordan that he's stonewalling congress on answers it's seeking about the russia investigation your statement that i'm personally keeping information from you trying to conceal information you're the boss mr rosenstein that's correct and my job is to make sure that we respond to your concerns we have sir rosenstein also denied reports he threatened house intelligence committee staffers steve dorsey cbs news washington all eyes are on the upcoming us russia summit set for july sixteenth in finland a bad idea to have a summit but they have to be well prepared melvyn levitsky is a former us diplomat and currently a professor at the university of michigan he says there are several issues that need to be raised at the summit like the issue of the interference with the us presidential election but levitzky does not know if president trump will be prepared to have this and other issues discussed them sure that putin will be well prepared i'm concerned about how our side is going to deal with you know a dozen or so very important issues in our national security and in our domestic policy as well russia us ties have sunk to post coldwar lows over ukraine syria and the meddling by russia into the us presidential election it's a story heard i on ww j michigan state police watching for speeders and a detroit freeway pullover dozens of drivers forty two in all were stopped on the lodge freeway in detroit msp first lieutenant michael shaw says of those forty two drivers twenty four received speeding citations there were three seatbelt violations shaw says he also arrested someone on a warrant and they made six patrol arrests involving driving records overall it's not a bad detail we put a lot of media attention to it so people can you head to time which is the ultimate goal you just want people to get to where they're going safely and also make sure that people aren't a driving gresley or or distracted is going along especially in the lodge shaw says the top speed was ninety two miles an hour president trump speaking of wisconsin had a cautionary message for harley davidson in a speech the president attacked harley davidson over the motorcycle maker's announcement that it is moving some production overseas to avoid european union tariffs saying harley davidson please build those beautiful motorcycles in the us build them in the usa don't get cute with.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I guess the word they use his optics how does it look and this is one of those cases where the optics make it so much worse it's bad it's it's just unnecessary it is utterly unnecessary and then the optics just make it look like we've lost our soul in this country almost wanna just reach out to the rest of the planet and say just so y'all know we're not all on board now you may be trust me i know you may be but i'm telling you there are many prominent republican senators and congress people seventy former us attorneys general all four of the former first lady's kind of the current first lady the methodist church clergy and the list goes on who are all saying this isn't us it's time for start asking who's not on board here that's kind of what i'm wondering can i just play a cut from you this is elijah cummings he's a democrat from maryland house member and there was a house hearing today on an expecter general's report or something else but he took that moment and i think he kind of put it all passionately but succinctly as well be able to agree that we will not key kids in chow internment camps indefinitely and hidden away from public view what country is that it's elijah cummings today on capitol hill here's a cnn poll fifty eight percent of republicans back the separating families and i know a lot of republicans listen to wgn so maybe as many as six out of ten of you in that group going agree with the attorneys general the former first lady's the current first lady the methodist clergy or me on this you remember compassionate conservativism you remember george bush's compassionate conservatism that was were going to be tough and that will be a compassionate overture to you how am i going to teach you how am i going to help you how my really gonna do you a favor it's not by giving handouts it's by making you self reliant it's about making you adhere to the law and that's going to be very conservative view of justice but it will be compassionate compassionate conservativism i don't know that this falls into that camp this strikes me is i dunno leverage this is just the president saying i've got something here and as painful as it is for you all it's gonna stick until i get what i want be interesting to see how that set of meetings go today but i'll bet you a nickel that he doesn't change his view on this and so in the back of his mind must be thinking okay i'm in this is a jam all of the things this president is said and done is he ever backed himself into a corner as much as he is on this one so how does donald trump get out of it because you know who else is leveraging this it's the democrats they didn't create this problem this is not their problem to fix in that they don't have the power that the president does to simply change the enforcement policy of this right but it'll be interesting to see what they do to i don't think they're going to budge either and so those kids in those what is it former big box stores in detention facilities continue to go without your parents you know the courts are overloaded down there and so the idea that now we're going to prosecute these people i don't know exactly how they're going to get through the backload let alone the folks that are coming in jeff sessions promises us that it'll be just a few days or few weeks or few months or few years and they'll all be back together but i just wonder how quickly that's gonna go fifty eight percent of republicans support this though and i need to hear that and i guess you do too.
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"The digits eight five five to six six fifty to eighty three to eighty three the family separation policy is soaring in some areas and it is completely tanking and others so now there is the concern about what because we live in the land of politics it is about the midterm elections but let's rewrite this equation so we've got five months before the midterm elections republicans are scrambling because they're getting some of them are getting massive calls of complaints about the administration's zero tolerance immigration policy which means kids go into care centers and their families are arrested at the border and the border with mexico so you've got these images of kids in cages at detention centers near the border that are being thrown up on the tube all day long and republicans are being pressured to come up with some kind of a stand on this controversial policy so this is one aspect of it while that's happening you have the administration saying that listen this is we said zero tolerance so if the parents are concerned about their kids they shouldn't be putting them in harm's way by breaking the law and coming across the border in mexico they could care less whether it's humane inhumane they just let their people they don't care they don't stop them it doesn't matter so how does this play and its it plays the way set a place in some areas if it's it's nobody wants to see it but this is the policy so we gotta have the policy by god that's it zero tolerance and others are fuming former first lady laura bush wrote that the family separation policies cruel it's immoral it's breaks her heart massachusetts governor charlie baker the most popular governor or one of them anyway revoked his offer to send national guard down there to help the southern border because the federal government's current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of kids he said screw it i'm not sending them down there democrats are all in on this they're drawing lots of attention to the family separation deal because they know it's the separator and of course they do this again it's politics that's why i started with politics whether republican or democrat so california senator kamala kamala harris called on the homeland security secretary to resign and she said we're following policy there was a poll out today this was the cnn poll that down at sixty seven percent of americans oppose the separation of children from their parents sixty eight of independent voters disapprove republicans fifty eight percent approve of the policy colorado congressman mike kaufman said in a statement that he wanted to help senator fines feinstein stop the feinstein stop the insanity and put an end to the human rights disaster at the border and he was willing to introduce legislation will he was willing to introduce the california democrats bill to do so in the house he just said this isn't who we are this is the worst moment in history and if we continue this support of this policy it'll be even worse some blame attorney general jeff sessions others the congress and i think we're just gonna keep talking about this this is the buzz in the land this is the buzz line i mean listen if we i love to use argument not argument but to make this point sinclair we're sitting in a bar you and i were having a virgin bloody mary we're having a good conversation someone comes up to a we're doing a poll how do you feel about kids being separated from their parents they're screaming they're two or three their fourth the border what do you think of it.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"The digits eight five five to six six fifty to eighty three to eighty three the family separation policy is soaring in some areas and it is completely tanking and others so now there is the concern about what because we live in the land of politics it is about the midterm elections but let's rewrite this equation so we've got five months before the midterm elections republicans are scrambling because they're getting some of them are getting massive calls of complaints about the administration's zero tolerance immigration policy which means kids go into care centers and their families are arrested at the border and the border with mexico so you've got these images of kids in cages at detention centers near the border that are being thrown up on the tube all day long and republicans are being pressured to come up with some kind of a stand on this controversial policy so this is one aspect of it while that's happening you have the administration saying that listen this is we said zero tolerance so if the parents are concerned about their kids they shouldn't be putting them in harm's way by breaking the law and coming across the border in mexico they could care less whether it's humane inhumane they just let their people they don't care they don't stop them it doesn't matter so how does this play and its it plays the way i said a place in some areas it it's it's nobody wants to see it but this is the policy so we gotta have the policy by god that's it zero tolerance and others are fuming former first lady laura bush wrote that the family separation policies cruel it's immoral it's breaks her heart massachusetts governor charlie baker the most popular governor or one of them anyway revoked his offer to send national guard down there to help the southern border because the federal government's current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of kids he said screw it i'm not sending them down there democrats are all in on this they're drawing lots of attention to the family separation deal because they know it's a separator and of course they do this again it's politics that's why i started with politics whether republican or democrat so california senator kamala kamala harris called on the homeland security secretary to resign and she said we're following policy there was a poll out today this was the cnn poll the down at sixty seven percent of americans opposed the separation of children from their parents sixty eight of independent voters disapproved republicans fifty eight percent approve of the policy colorado congressman mike kaufman said in a statement that he wanted to help senator feinstein stop the feinstein stop the insanity and put an end to the human rights disaster at the border and he was willing to introduce legislation he was willing to introduce the california democrats bill to do so in the house he just said this isn't who we are this is the worst moment in history and if we continue this support of this policy it'll be even worse some blame attorney general jeff sessions others the congress and i think we're just gonna keep talking about this this is the buzz in the land this is the buzzing i mean listen if we i love to use this argument not argument but to to make this point succinctly we're sitting in a bar you and i were having a virgin bloody mary we're having a good conversation someone comes up to we're doing a poll how do you feel about kids being separated from their parents they're screaming they're two or three therefore the border what do you think of it.
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"The voters tell me to fifty eight percent of republican voters tell me take the kids away so i'm going to do what they tell me otherwise i'm gonna get fired like mark sanford it and so now the twist than that is that now republicans are more i don't know if the right word is right wing more can't say more vicious because you can't say more conservative they they are now more vicious than conservatives are so that's a twist hold on because not conservatives are normally more right wing than republicans because there's a range of republicans in the concern of the right wing ones but no in this case fifty one percent of conservatives agree still on the wrong side but it's a lower number than fifty eight percent of republicans why because republican parties become a cult so if trump says it they say yes sir absolutely i've always thought family values was taking kids away from their parents that's what i've always thought whereas some conservatives and give them credit like franklin graham and a lot of evangelical leaders who i don't agree with at all have come out and said this is disgraceful and it's not right so some conservative peeled away but the republican colt has stayed together even more in favor of donald trump it's amazing so if anyone on tv tells you it's not republicans and that trump is an aberration it is not true it's not backed up by the numbers the republicans are as vicious as their leader and you know i remember a while ago years ago we did the story about researchers who did 'em our mri scans of the brains of conservatives versus liberals and what they found was that conservatives have a more active of fear center in their brain and trump really taps into that you know trump taps into the fearmongering crazy these are the criminals are the people we need to look out for these are the people who are harming the country they're dangerous he just keeps playing into that over and over again and that type of messaging is insanely successful with the right wing in america or emotion the scientists that have researches also show that emotion.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The rate down to fifty eight percent then in one thousand nine hundred eighty four they lowered it to forty six percent this is the top rate so others were paying less than that and then the top rate in the twenties and this is why they were so roaring was twenty five percent then fdr's new deal taxes when as high as sixty three percent in his first term the second term seventy nine percent then towards the end of world war two they were as high as ninety four percent under german then ninety one percent in the forties and fifties was the highest bracket now the average person paid about thirty percent federal marginal tax rate and then in the sixties they were lowered to seventy percent then lowered in the eighties to fifty percents and then as low as twenty eight percent was the top bracket for a couple years at the end of the reagan era than clinton raise them to forty then george w bush lower than the thirty five percent then they were raised by president obama to forty percent and then just lowered to thirty seven percent with the trump tax code so as we look at the history of the marginal tax bracket we realize one thing that governments will do what they want to do and what they can and we are in historically low marginal rates so we get a socialist president in four years or six in two years or six years and usually the pendulum swings or if we get a democratic president they are not going to waste time probably they'll raise taxes just like president trump didn't waste time i i item agenda we're gonna lower taxes because they believe it stimulative a democratic president would probably raise them because they believe that's better for the economy i don't want to get into political debate here but as it relates to your phone game you've a roth you're protecting yourself from taxes in the future by paying some tax now on that so you could do a contributory roth conversion to roth and you could do a back door roth which is you put money in an aftertax ira then you roth it so i hope that helps you if you want to stay on the line you can we'll take one more call at eight hundred three to one zero seven ten.
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"From the bench fifty eight percent including seven of sixteen from downtown they did not miss a free throw going to for two at your nix hit a new low water mark for the season falling ten games under 500 earlier in the day right before the deadline knicks sent doug mcdermott to the dallas mavericks part of a threeway swap and got back one time lottery pick emmanuel moody at the net sent newlyacquired rashad bond of the pelicans for dante cunningham interesting enough brooklyn will host new orleans tomorrow night about the cavaliers cleveland parting with six guys isaiah thomas jae crowder dwayne wade derek rose iman shumpret and channing frye may pick up jordan clarkson larry nance rodney hood and george hill lebron won't know who is playing with tonight in atlanta hockey the islanders came back from three nothing down within lost in buffalo 43 devils came up short at home to the calgary flames three to an earlier this morning we crowned or go to the uae set a horns going to or heard of philadelphia eagles fans though not kobe bryant who sweat it out the final play on super sunday joe girardi in his work even this guy everybody who the day were but it was those socalled fans who set the fires and looted and flipped over cars in even a horse who really got our goats to the week four to fifteen in 45 around the clock marker day tend to win the sport dear wins news time eight forty seven about the olympics coming up cruised to alaska with cunard aboard the most luxurious oceanliner's in the world.
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"Saints fifty eight percent fifty eight percent were the jaguars on that list jaguars third at fifteen percent okay vote on the uh on the poll at rich eisen show is how you can get our app uh and and vote on on apoe question to check out all videos the yesterday trent dilfer was fantastic talking about a tool uh from the national championship game and all the quarterbacks that he's had italy eleven that are going to the next level sam darnell josh rosen he was very honest about those guys as we're all focused four three quarters of the league on the draft amit combine and uh that's after the super bowl my next big event on the nfl network uh which is sitting next to mike mayock for hours on end in a televised event that nfl fans are locked in on and we're doing our best to describe action when there really is no action and in that regard we bring in i in eagle who just called jaguars bills with mike malcolm westwood one hi how are you sir to full had the full mayock affect may i could do that he had red meat the night before the and that is a rarity may i go for red beat so that just shows you the kind of ferocious mentality he had for the playoff weekend in jackson now i i listen to much of the game with you and uh and a mike but for those who might not have heard it how does one describes seventeen pods how does one pain that word picture iin yes yes it takes a creative soul to attack that from a play by play perspective you know what my expectation level going in was that we were not going to have much offense though i wasn't really that shocked at the final score at the way though the game turned out and how the game played out buffalo hung in there bills made enough pleased to be in it down the stretch it was a shame the tiro taylor went down with the injury would have been exciting to see a couple of plays i thought peterman might be able to the carbon self into buffalo.
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"The democrat uh you know the the i get a lot of work last year on the on the campaign uh in doing analysis of it in and they're doing exactly that the democrats exactly the same thing today that they need a year ago gene they're taking for example the economists did a tracking poll the oversample democrats fifty eight percent named they'd just like they did last year so right now a cut in the most recent economist fifty eight sample democrats then the next biggest category is independence the last israeli kgb store i think rasmussen did about three weeks ago that outraged polling sample connected by the democratic party is twenty five to twenty percent over sampled to democrats which is exactly what they did last year uh and and they're all uh fluorides and everybody else about this virginia thing like it was some big surprise i thought actually the democrat was gonna win by nine or ten points in the winning bite on the with the final nail in was i mean this was a democrat seats it was a state that hillary won a year ago by five and a half points i don't know what is a big surprise of the did they get another democrat governor because the guy that was running gillespie what supposedly a trump opera doctorate mel he left out that's what i told the photos making a speech today then i said look the second part of that uh that pickup truck thing with the me now dean boy and the what they didn't tell you is the second half of that and they never shouted that's gillespie in the truck running from trump so our happiness and he hit the gas i mean uh from trump as it possibly could i think trump helped him and trump thinks trump could help them but women are now willing right uh look wet website uh where we can send people to see your stuff bring in perkin got guerrucci you argue and i've got a.
"fifty eight percent" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"This this pew poll this most recent pew poll that came out today also shows this we are very polarized political polarization has soared in this country what does that mean well that means republicans and democrats increasingly don't like each other have horrible hate full views of each other among republicans fifty eight percent get that fifty eight percent of republicans have a very unfavorable view of democrats that's up from twenty one percent 1994 democrats feel the same way about republicans fifty five percent of democrats have a very unfair verbal view of republicans and that number has tripled since 1994 when seventeen percent of democrats had very unfavorable views of republicans now's this is a bad thing what's responsible for this i don't think it's a bad thing i think we're divided i think and i go back to this hallways the american people have been asleep asleep at the wheel asleep at the switch four years it all goes back to this gang everything from me goes back to this we have been asleep for years as we've asked government to do more and more and more for more and more and more of us so governments gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger over the years and it's like the american people a few years back woke up and said oh my god we're broke were bankrupt we we have a government we can't afford we have government doing things that that government shouldn't be doing and so a lot of people have finally woken up to.