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"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"That's another reason this is happening. This shows that Zelensky is very nervous that the flow of your taxpayer dollars to the Ukrainian Treasury is in a fragile state. 55 percent of all Americans are against funding the Ukrainian conflict. 95 percent of base conservatives are against funding the Ukrainian conflict. And so we isolated this and we said, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on a second. You're basically threatening Westerners, Americans, that are speaking out. So Zelensky, I think, is now saying, get rid of this. Get rid of the man who's the woman. Get rid of it. Get rid of it. We need more money. So they're doing this because they were worried that this was a potential attack vector. And they were right. Zelensky is right. Zelensky probably got a call from Langley, Virginia, the Central Intelligence Agency, saying, hey, Vladimir, let me just give you some advice. If you're trying to get money from Senate Republicans, not smart to have Dylan Mulvaney threatening American citizens. Not smart. The whole facade that Zelensky has unlimited support from the U.S. taxpayer is being exposed. He doesn't. There are real fault lines. This means there's a buried lead here that Zelensky is probably getting very critical questions from people in the United States Senate and Congress. Thank goodness, finally, about where all this money is going. Not only are we giving them one hundred billion dollars in the military, we are giving them five billion dollars a month to fund all government operations. Where is that money going? And by the way, if you think Biden takes 10 percent for the big guy, what percentage is Zelensky taking? Yeah, Ukraine's never been a corrupt country. Super ethical. Very transparent. Big victory for our program, everybody. More so than anything else, it shows that we might be able to stop the funding of this unnecessary war in eastern Ukraine. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us as always. Freedom at Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Thank you so much for listening and God bless. For more on many of these stories and news you can trust, go to Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Constitution Week is celebrated every year during the week of September 17th. As Americans, we need to commemorate its history and importance and bring attention to how the Constitution serves us all still today. Salem is celebrating our founding document with a special offer, a 1953 Omen U.S. Constitution lithograph. To understand the value of these lithographs is to know the story. Seventy years ago in 1953, Omen printed a limited number of these exceptional lithographs. Go to SalemEventsStore.com to read the entire story. America's most important document stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights. Buy it and display it proudly. Buy a gift for your family, friends, and all the teachers in your communities. There's a limited number, so act today. Go to SalemEventsStore.com to buy your exclusive 1953 Omen U.S. Constitution lithograph. SalemEventsStore.com. There is a limited time, so act today. Go to SalemEventsStore.com to buy your exclusive 1953 Omen U.S. Constitution lithograph. SalemEventsStore.com.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And they are unhinged. They are no different than terrorists. Give us what we want. Give us what we want or else we are going to make your life hell. Second thing I want to mention. When actually speaking to some of them, I say again, the dialogue is easier found in video, but let me summarize this. It's very important. I asked them, where do you get morality from? By what standard do you judge your actions? And they say, I get to decide. What I saw in real time is the triumph of the modern narcissistic self. This is the most narcissistic generation in history, while simultaneously being the most depressed generation. This is an outgrowth of the germ of the self-esteem movement. If all you care about is teaching young people self-esteem, you create empowered narcissists. All about me. All about me. When you ask them, I say, what do you have a duty to? Nothing but myself. Whoa. What do you have an obligation to? Nothing. Wow. What's the most important thing? My happiness, my pleasure, my own state of being. Not an idea of duty to the divine, obedience to your neighbor. None of it. It's that it's all about me. And then don't be surprised when all of a sudden they're super depressed. They're killing themselves. And in some ways I don't want to overemphasize this, but some of them are victims. They're victims of an entire system that has never had the courage to tell them the truth. And if some of them would have listened to me, maybe we could have saved them from their own self-destructive quasi-suicidal trajectory that they are on. They're bragging while I'm there about how they're on testosterone, hormone blockers, puberty blockers. They got castration. This is not some, we're talking about dozens of them. And the trans-social contagion continues. I was walking through a pocket, it wasn't the whole campus, but a pocket of a sea of existential despair. This is much greater than a political issue, everybody. Much greater. This is spiritual. And some of you are emailing me, well, Charlie, why even bother? I reject that. We must go to the most the most unpopular places. That sort of mentality is why Republicans never visit the black community. Oh, they don't want us there. It's exactly the same sort of mentality that makes us not do outreach in the Hispanic neighborhoods. We must go where we are not always invited. We must go where we are not always warmly received. We must challenge the lies because there's a lot more support in those communities than the media would ever lead you to believe. You expose their beliefs and you empower the remnant, casting aside an entire generation. And I'll tell you, I've been doing this for 11 years. Two things were simultaneously true. That was one of the nastiest crowds I have ever seen. But it was also the most amount of support, quiet support that I have ever seen. That's not always going to be captured. They're on the fringes. They're on the edges. They're afraid. They do not want to be called out, docked, smeared, accused. But they're there, especially the young men. The young men especially are looking for anything to say that I want a strong country, I want a strong nation. The young ladies are in a very, very dark spot because they've been lied to. The toxin of feminism, feelings-based political views, it's tough. There's almost no dialogue with them. It's all feelings. It's all narcissism. It at its core is rage culture. And just to re-emphasize, if you are in a red state, you should defund every single one of your colleges and universities. If they are teaching DEI, CRT, maybe underwrite engineering schools, that's it. Or else you're going to get swarms, hordes, platoons, a vengeful, rage-filled, young women activists that just want to see the world burn. Okay, so you remember last week when the man who is pretending to be a woman, who is the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Defense Force, basically threatened that anyone that is a Putin puppet, they're going to hunt down and assassinate? We asked the question, are we on that list? Is Jack Posobick on that list? Who is on that list? So let's just do a little refresher of who we're talking about here. Play cut 22, please. The first Russia's war criminal propagandists will all be hunted down and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty and complete liberation. Completely and totally unhinged. And no, that was not a broadcast live from Flagstaff, Arizona, at Northern Arizona University. That was in Kiev. So that is a biological man pretending to be a So we made a big deal of this. Our tweet was seen by over 5 million people. J.D. Vance, Senator J.D. Vance, started to ask questions of this person, Junior Sergeant Sarah Ashton Chirillo. And as of today, the Defense Forces of Ukraine has suspended Sarah Ashton Chirillo, essentially threatening American citizens. Now, this tells me a couple things. Number one, that you guys keeping the pressure on us making this a story, this is just another victory. Now suspended, we'll see if they get reinstated. It also tells us that we were right, that this person was threatening American citizens. They were trying to downplay this, but here comes the grifter, the pimp, Zelensky, the uppity foreigner in a T-shirt, comes to America asking for cash. And they're like, oh, boy, senators are asking us as we try to replay, replenish our slush fund. They're asking us why we're threatening the U.S. Treasury. They were 100 percent right. This show led on that. For those of you that are daily viewers and listeners of The Charlie Kirk Show, I think we were the only major program that led with this for an entire hour and built it out that the Ukrainian government, underwritten by the U.S. Treasury, was threatening the lives of American citizens. Remember, in English, not Russian, by an American passport holder who is the Ukrainian Defense Force spokesperson. And that goes to show, number two, that Zelensky is worried that his slush fund is in jeopardy.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I have a couple more thoughts here, then I do want to move on to the Russell Brand thing. Number one, the media is so dishonest. Media says, Charlie Kirk driven off campus. Really, driven off campus? That's why I sat there for two hours and left on my own terms? No, no, no. The more appropriate way to cover the story is Turning Point USA chapter outnumbers trans freaks at NAU. Number two, just look how the media is covering it. The media is trying to celebrate the drowning out, the smearing, the slandering, and the suffocating of speech. The media doesn't want speech. The media is trying to make heroes out of the people that were there to interrupt a free speech event. Secondly, this is in the state of Arizona. Very similar to what's happening in Congress, where Merrick Garland right now is testifying in front of Congress. We are subsidizing and we are underwriting our own abuse. We are subsidizing our suicide. For years, Republicans controlled the state of Arizona. For years, Republicans controlled state 48 and they built these institutions. Driving around NAU, it's an objectively beautiful campus filled with a fair amount of vermin, some good students too, obviously, but it's well-funded. Let me tell you, I know a well-funded university versus a not so well-funded university. I've visited probably more than anybody in public life, well over 150, 160 campuses I've been on in the last couple of years. I know when someone is getting big checks from the taxpayer and other people are not getting, they have new buildings, they have quite honestly a terrific infrastructure. So, Republicans in the formerly red state of Arizona funded their own demise via the university system. So they underwrite this activism. They're still a remnant, make no mistake. But what is important to note is how they're able to control people's behavior. If you show that the mob does not control you, they get weaker. Now, the media is intentionally misrepresenting it. I mean, the New Republic, which barely passes as readable, comes out, they say, Charlie Kirk, what's the new one? Right-wing activist Charlie Kirk is mad he was heckled in university visit. It's literally a blog. Look, first of all, that's not even what happened. All the headlines, it's so funny, it's very similar to the Nicholas Sandman story. I got to be honest, not that it's as big as that. And again, I'm not a private figure, I'm a public figure, so I'm not trying to make you feel sorry for me. But it's like you're in this moment and you know what the truth is and then you start to see all this media like that's actually not what happened. I mean, I spent 15 minutes taking selfies and signing stuff and all the media says, Charlie Kirk heckled off campus. I was there for two hours. Just look, look for yourself. There's a remnant out there. Cut 68. Can I take a picture with you, sir? Thank you so much. So you hear the lunatics in the background, but there was a line, long lines of people that wanted to say hi. Again, I usually don't, I'm not, but the media is trying to say Charlie Kirk was driven off campus. I didn't have time to be able to say hi to all the people of support. You know what was amazing? How many people that were supporting that were 100 yards away and they were just going like this. Thumbs up, thumbs down. They were very scared of voicing any support for me and I get it. They will lose their life. They'll get smeared, intimidated, hunted in the middle of the night by the trans mafia. They'll dox you. You might not get a job. You'll be called bad names. You know, the kids that were like and then they put their hands down and they're like 100 yards away. A ton of them and you can see it in the video. They're trying to make it unfashionable to support conservative ideas and it's hilarious. They were the ones that were calling us fascists. Oh really? Who are the fascists? The ones that want to have free speech or the ones that want to interrupt us and stop us from speaking? Is free speech a fascist value? Go home fascist while we are going to try to interrupt your event. We don't want to, they can't defend their views and we will have the ultimate last laugh. Oh, one of my favorite pieces of video. I can't wait for this. Four of these young ladies come up to the table because yes, we did spend multiple hours there and I say, what is a woman? And they say, we're not going to play your games. Yeah, that's word games is what it is. Let me, let me just connect a couple dots here. Republicans built this whole infrastructure of indoctrination. This is happening in Oklahoma. It's happening in Missouri. It's happening in Iowa. It's happening in Ohio. It's happening in Tennessee. It's happening in Kentucky. It's happening in Alabama. It's happening in Mississippi. It's happening in South Carolina. It's happening in Georgia. It's happening in Texas. It's happening in South Dakota. It's happening in Montana. Red states are subsidizing their own cultural and political suicide. If you are in a red state, look at this video here in Arizona. That is what you're University of Alabama's DEI program, which exists. University of Mississippi's DEI program, which exists. University of Missouri's DEI program. If Republicans would have defunded these universities years ago, they wouldn't have had these Marxist activist boot camps. And it doesn't matter if you get better Board of Regents. Here's what happens. Even if you get a great college president, they are terrified of the masses because they don't have the spine or the stones to stand up to the agitation.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Almost every single one put that image back up again. Almost every single one of the people that were supporting me were normal looking women and men. Look at that. Almost every single one of them are young ladies. And this fits perfectly. This fits perfectly with what we've been seeing in the polling. The contamination, the toxin, the germ of feminism continues. Young ladies are depressed at levels we've never seen before. They are lacking purpose and they are angry. Colleges have an expertise in weaponizing the anger and the bitterness of young women. And you see that image there relentlessly screaming at me. Quite honestly, we have empowered the rage of the young female. We've told them that the world is against you. And hilariously, they should be my biggest fans, but they're not. I'm actually fighting for biological women. I am fighting for the idea of the separation between the sexes. And instead they're angry at me because they need to be angry at something. So a couple things on this. How many of those young ladies that's screaming at me have strong father figures in their life? Almost none of them. Mad at dad is the jet fuel of bitter female activism on college campuses. How many of them have ever had a serious or solid relationship with a normal man? Almost none of them. That's why they become lesbians or they become trans. Almost all of them were lesbians or trans. And a lot of the men they look around, they're told, and they would tell us this, they would say, all men are terrible. All men are evil. All men are angry professors. So they're missing something. There's a huge void. And the teachers instruct them, the teachers tell them, the teachers indoctrinate them. And by the way, not just screaming, they were actually barking at me. And by the way, we're getting a lot of emails. Charlie, how do you handle this? How do you do this? It doesn't bother me at all. Blessed are you if you are persecuted in the name of me or truth. I actually get a kick out of it. I really do. And by the way, I also get a kick out of it because the media is so dishonest. No spin, no BS. I have videos to prove it. There was far more love than hate there. There were 40 or five deranged lunatics and hundreds of people of support. Hundreds. It just so happens that they were louder and more insistent. Here's a little bit more of a taste here. By the way, any time that you are any that these people try to intimidate you, they try to go after you. You have to go into the crowd. I'll actually play this after the break. I don't have time for it. As the Hill Dotcom reported a couple of weeks ago, the future of the Republican Party is in young men. The future of the Democrat Party is in young women. And I saw that play out firsthand yesterday at NAU, Northern Arizona University. These young ladies, I have some sympathy for them. I don't want to overly play that card with compassion because they were acting like petulant children. But they need men in their life. They need a strong father figure or a partner. Otherwise, they're just going to keep on screaming at the sky in bitter rage. I want to talk about ReliefFactor.com. I want you guys to check out ReliefFactor.com. 100% drug-free, knee pain, back pain, joint pain, elbow pain. Check out ReliefFactor Energy. Help makes your body make nutrients readily available. ReliefFactor Sleep. I know a lot of you are probably having trouble sleeping. ReliefFactor Sleep could be the best solution for you. Everybody goes to bed, not everybody sleeps. We're all about helping people live lives that are filled with connection, exploration, passion, and emotion. That is what his life is all about. Make sure you guys are sleeping well. It's a major part of life. Check it out right now. ReliefFactor.com, ReliefFactor.com.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And these are petulant children. And by the way, the university administration terrified of these people. University president terrified of these people. They're terrorists. They act like terrorists. If they don't get their way, they will scream, they will yell, they will slander, they will dox you, they will try to intimidate you. So you have to go straight into them. And my favorite thing is they say, well, why do you care so much about this, Charlie? And I always bring it back to them like, why do you care so much? If you're just a dude in the dress, why do you have to spend three hours in an afternoon screaming at someone who's just coming to go ask questions? Because speech is violence in their worldview. Their ideology, the idea toxin at the basis of what they believe, manifests into totalitarianism. Play cut sixty one. Now, that's just some of the support. The media doesn't cover any of that. Now, if you type in Charlie Kirk to Google, they say Charlie Kirk heckled off campus. Not true. We were there for many hours and we had some amazingly helpful conversations. There were a couple of people that came that finally wanted to have a conversation. And for that, we won and they did not. There's so many takeaways I have here. But it was clear that they are being taught this. That the administration, that the professors are teaching them that speech is violence. That you must go out into the streets and not have a debate. But you must use any power that you have to prevent dialogue from occurring. They have been indoctrinated to believe that their lives are literally at stake. And if you want to see them, we'll play this video eventually. You want to see them short circuit? Just ask them very fundamental questions. What is a woman? Can a man become a woman? You know, one of them said, they said, well, do you mean biologically or culturally? I said both. Can a man give birth? And they say yes. That is what they are teaching at state schools in the state of Arizona. And it ties into this budget fight, by the way. I'm going to put this all together in just a second with my visit at Northern Arizona University. Just remember, if you send your kid or grandkid to college, you are playing Russian roulette with their values. Strongsell is amazing. I got to tell you, the combination of NADH, CoQ10 and Collagen is really something. You know, people ask me, Charlie, how do you keep your energy up? How do you just keep on pushing? Look, part of it is diet, nutrition. But I'll be honest, I take supplements really seriously. Fact check me on this. You can say, oh, I'm going to fact check you. Type this into your search engine. N-A-D-H. Just type it in. What does it tell you? It might tell you that it is the secret to living long, anti-aging properties, more energy. All of that is being proven in more and more clinical trials. NADH is a precursor so that your mitochondria can remain healthy and vibrant. The elites, a lot of billionaires, people, a lot of money, they spend a ton of money on NAD. Such a fact. NAD just might be your secret weapon for more energy. I take NAD every single day. I could tell you that NADH, compared with CoQ10, the trials show very, very good things. Don't take my word for it. I mean, honestly, my word should be good for something. But fact check me. Look at it. And if you do it over 30 days, you'll see an increase in energy. I wake up better than ever before. NAD can help you potentially, again, fact check me on this with depression, anxiety, other issues that you might be dealing with. It is nature's gift to you so you might have extra energy and mental clarity. You guys can use promo code Charlie for 20% off. Strongcell.com slash Charlie. NAD might be nature's secret weapon for you. I love it. I take it every single day. Try to try it for at least 30 days to see the maximum benefit. And let me know, has NAD helped your life? Strongcell.com slash Charlie. Check it out. Strongcell.com slash Charlie.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I asked them, what is a woman? They said, we're not going to play your word games. I said, yes, but what is a woman? And they said, a woman is someone who identifies as a woman. I said, can you answer the question without using the word woman? And they said, we're not going to answer your trick question. So I guess just basic biological science is a word game. One of them said, they said, I'm not qualified to answer that question. I said, you sound just like Katanji Brown Jackson. The trans issue makes these people completely out of control, totally out of control. They're lunatics. Just look at more tape here. Play cut 59. Again, we're not even able to play all the tape here because it just, every other word is a swear word and swear word and swear word, but you have to go right into the crowd. You have to confront this and you realize these are very broken people. They believe that speech is violence. Now, one of my favorite moments of the entire morning was a decent minded young lady came up to me and she prayed for us. It was very beautiful because it is a spiritual work. I mean, you look at that picture. This is completely unhinged. Now, instead of wanting to have a conversation, they want to shut you up. They have been brainwashed by years of public education and they believe firmly and fundamentally that if you have any sort of disagreement, if you have any sort of difference of worldviews, they must be able to use power to destroy you. They said, our lives are at stake is what they say. I say, because I think you're under a, like you have a mental illness, your life is at stake. Yes, I am a woman because I say I'm a woman or I'm a man because I say I'm a man. Now, the media has covered this. They say, Charlie Kirk heckled off campus. It's not true. We spent two hours there. There was far more support. The amount of support that was there was overwhelming. In fact, there were so many kids that said, Charlie, I can't believe you're confronting these people. I wouldn't be able to do this. Young men and young ladies, there were so many young athletes that said, Charlie, I now have to compete against biological men. These people terrify me and I can understand why they terrify you. I mean, they're very nasty. Talking about my family, talking about my child, these people are not good people at all. There's no negotiating with the trans mafia. It's either we win or they win.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So yesterday I went to Flagstaff, Arizona at Northern Arizona University. NAU. We've done many events like this. I set up a table. I talk to students. I like to learn what they are learning or not learning at these universities and these institutions. Our Turning Point USA chapter does a wonderful job at NAU. We have chapters all across the country, high school and college chapters, the largest conservative movement ever in the history of the country on university and high school campuses. So I show up on campus in a larger crowd than I'm used to as there are hundreds of students, many of whom, by the way, is in support of Turning Point USA. I think I probably took 200 or 300 selfies, but then there were the Trans Mafia. Very, very outspoken group of people. Hard to capture how nasty, how vile, how out of control the Trans Mafia is. They think they run the world. They want everybody to conform to them. From the literal barking that they were doing towards me, they were not there to have a conversation. They brought musical instruments, speakers, megaphones to try to interrupt anything that we are going to do. So I sat down for a couple minutes and they were trying to interrupt me. So I just said, you know what, I'm gonna go right into the crowd. So that's what I did. I went right into them just to stare right at them. I said, come on, guys, let's have a conversation. Called their bluff. They're a bunch of cowards. And they're mentally deranged. I don't say that lightly. There is a huge mental crisis happening in this country. Here's a little taste of what we experienced yesterday at NAU. Just look at this. One of many. Play cut 58. Now they're not there to have a conversation. They're there to try to smear me, target me. They're not there to try to prove anybody wrong. They don't believe in speech. Speech is not a value that is taught on campuses. They continue to try to interrupt and basically heckle us. Now, despite this, we spent over two hours on campus. And we ended up having a very good conversation because as soon as you go into them and you confront them, they're very similar to demons once you shine light on them. They get very scared. But just look at this one image if we're able to throw it up there. Almost every single one of the lunatics was a woman. Now, they wouldn't tell you that they were a woman because I asked them repeatedly, that's a picture of me and about a hundred very angry young ladies screaming at me, literally barking at times. Bark, bark, bark, bark. And they were largely there because they said that trans rights are human rights. And so I asked them, I said, what is a woman? And we have this on tape. I can't wait to share this with you once we get it out of editing.
"flagstaff" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24-7 at snc.tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Andrew Charlie Kirk Show. My reflections of a visit to Northern Arizona University that has gone viral, a lot of takeaways. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk.com and subscribe to our podcast and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa.com. That is tpusa.com. Turning Point USA is on the front lines. I am on the front lines. We are on the front lines. While other people just sit in their cushy chair hoping for things to get better, we are making things happen. If you want to support our program, if our program has blessed you in any way, go to charliekirk.com and click on the members button to become a monthly supporter and get exclusive inside access. And also, when you do that, you will be able to listen to our program ad-free. So go to charliekirk.com and become a member today. Get your kids involved, tpusa.com, tpusa.com. Start a high school or college chapter today. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
A highlight from The Screaming Women of Flagstaff + The Medias Outrageous Spin
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Andrew Charlie Kirk Show. My reflections of a visit to Northern Arizona University that has gone viral, a lot of takeaways. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Turning Point USA is on the front lines. I am on the front lines. We are on the front lines. While other people just sit in their cushy chair hoping for things to get better, we are making things happen. If you want to support our program, if our program has blessed you in any way, go to charliekirk .com and click on the members button to become a monthly supporter and get exclusive inside access. And also, when you do that, you will be able to listen to our program ad -free. So go to charliekirk .com and become a member today. Get your kids involved, tpusa .com, tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
Snowmelt leads to heavy flooding from Southwest to Rockies
"Snowmelt is causing heavy flooding from the southwest to the rockies. I'm Lisa dwyer, a rapid spring snow melt after an unusually what winter is unleashing flooding from the southwest to the rockies, causing residents to stock up on sandbags with surging creeks and rivers, in Flagstaff, Arizona, neighbors have been working side by side since Tuesday with shovels to stave off floodwaters from their homes, an emergency disaster declaration was issued in the wake of severe flooding in north central New Mexico, and in Salt Lake City, along with voluntary evacuations due to potential flooding, multiple mudslides were reported on canyon roads, including one that forced the temporary closure of interstate 80 southeast of the city, Colorado, North Dakota and Minnesota, are also dealing with similar issues. I'm Lisa dwyer
"flagstaff" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Since Russia invaded 8 weeks ago four buses managed to carry evacuees to safety yesterday This comes as the U.S. issues more sanctions on Russia Residents in northern Arizona are fleeing their homes as a wildfire rages out of control northeast of Flagstaff More from Mark Mayfield The eternal fire tripled in size Wednesday and so far has burnt nearly 20,000 acres of pine forest County officials say over a dozen homes have been destroyed and more than 2000 residents have had to evacuate Over 260 firefighters are working to control the blaze which is being fueled by gusty winds The national weather service has issued a red flag warning for parts of northern Arizona today because of strong winds Medical bills are sky high as it is but a new report says some people are paying for bills They don't even know That was the most common debt collection complaint last year federal data shows roughly one in every 5 people have healthcare related debt I'm Michael kassner Paul Sweeney This wall of worry everybody's been climbing it Matt Miller When you look at individual stocks what do you like Along with Bloomberg's sharpest market analysts Not only basic Wall Street border for Bloomberg news Bloomberg markets Weekdays at 10 a.m. eastern on Bloomberg radio The United States growth coming out of this crisis has been stronger and more resilient than any other major economy in the world And frankly the U.S. economy right now is in a stronger position than any other advanced economy even when you take into account inflation At the same time inflation is a serious problem And we need to orient our policy measures to address it The national economic council director from New York City this morning good morning equity futures shaping up as follows on the S&P 500 positive on the S&P by 8 tenths of 1% positive on the NASDAQ by a little more than 1% And.
"flagstaff" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Trust the law offices of Donald W. Hudspeth with your business Danny Sullivan, Katie Our news Moisture increases a bit today, bringing partly cloudy skies by this evening and a slight chance of a shower tonight. The wise, the high reaches 98 this afternoon. Then we'll call into the upper eighties toe low nineties for Friday, and this weekend. I'm ABC 15 meteorologist. Iris there mostly go at 503 of 76 degrees in Tempe. We're just over a week away from what is traditionally the first summer travel holiday weekend. Memorial Day and pump prices are inching up in Arizona. Katya's Jim crosses live in the new center with more on what you can expect Jamie statewide average this morning at 3 13. That's a dollar in six cents more than last year when the pandemic was in full swing, and nobody was traveling. Much gas buddies. Patrick DeHaan says Memorial Day next weekend should kick off of much busier Summer travel sees some 57% of Americans plan to take it least one road trip this summer, up significantly from last year's 31%. The biggest roadblock, high gas prices and the Phoenix average, in fact, is 3 17 and Tucson right now to 99. Have the new center Jim Cross Katie Arnie, and if you're heading up to the high country today, keep in mind that two days of very high fire danger are ahead for most of northern Arizona. The National Weather Service has issued red flag fire danger warnings. For many areas, including Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, he per Overgaard press kits Adona. It's going to be windy and dry. Well after years of debate, Phoenix will soon have an office of accountability and transparency. Help oversee police. Opponents say it smacks of defund the police Councilwoman Laura Pastore,.
Tribes Without Clean Water Demand an End to Decades of US Government Neglect
"The full. us senate is set to consider a major. Bipartisan water bill. That would update water infrastructure across the us arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports. The package includes funding for tribal drinking water projects. The thirty five billion dollar drinking water and wastewater infrastructure act is the first legislation to advance out of senate committee related to the biden harris administration sweeping infrastructure proposal it would invest in alternate water sources like desalination and storm and wastewater re-use across the country along with updating aging water infrastructure but one key component of the bill is the reauthorization of the indian reservation drinking water program. Decide senator mark. Kelly is a co-sponsor of the bill. Too many tribal communities lack access to running water and don't have wastewater infrastructure and the drought conditions. Made this worse. This fifty million dollars annually is going to help tribes complete these water projects. Every year kelly says in arizona alone. The program would fund ten tribal drinking water projects each year. It's estimated about a third of residence on the navajo nation. Lack water in their homes which has myriad negative impacts on local economies in public health. The infrastructure act also includes funding to prevent water waste as well as technologies to shield water systems from cyber threats. Climate change drought and wildfire. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff.
Powerful winter storm brings snow to Arizona's higher elevations
"Our news and the latest winter storm dropping immeasurable amount of snow over the last couple of days, and Arizona's high country David buyers sees a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, says it snowed hard Friday night and right on into Saturday in some areas. Your higher elevations around Flagstaff and along the Mogi on rim, and he says the storm is moving east will have some snow in the White Mountains this afternoon. Ooh, Storm on the way up to four inches. Could fall by midweek in
The Fight Over The Future Of Natural Gas
"Keeps your apartment warm Okay i know i know. Our electricity is some mix of renewables. But i'm pretty sure that our heat is gas right and so many people are in exactly the same situation about half of the homes and businesses in the country a burn gas for heat in the winter especially in the cold part of the country. Right plus a lot of people have gas water heaters. This is basically your own little fossil fuel power. Plant right there in your basement and it really adds up between heating homes and businesses burning fossil fuels on site accounts for more than ten percent of the whole country greenhouse emissions. Wow okay all right. And i'm glad we're talking about this because i feel like i remember. Natural gas has been pitched as this cleaner fuel cities. You know buying buses running on compressed natural gas and that's supposed to be a good thing question mark while it is cleaner. It was cleaner than the diesel that those buses were burning. And it's a lot cleaner than coal but you know when you're putting up buildings and installing equipment. That's going to be in place for twenty thirty fifty years. Maybe cleaner isn't good enough anymore. I'm killed really bad about this. Fossil fuel plant. I've got my house now again. Guilt about this is not the point. The point is there is an alternative Another path at least for new buildings and also for when a lot of other buildings you need their furnaces replaced. Okay okay and i talked to one of the people who's pushing this alternative ali hundred mahia cunningham with the natural resources defense council. We're going to have to tackle emissions from pretty much everywhere. The benefit of buildings is that we have the technology. Okay dan what technology we talking about. It's got a name electrification. I like the name. But i i do feel like with electricity. I mean there are greenhouse gas emissions from generating electricity to right right absolutely for now but the thing is if your goal is zero greenhouse emissions burning gas will never get you there but electricity could if it's coming from places like solar and wind and hydro which increasingly it is so the environmentalists are saying if you're putting up a new building making decisions for decades to come. Don't lock yourself into burn guests. Give yourself the chance to be zero. Carbon got it. Okay but what does that. Look like dan. Well let's go to our next story like sitting here. We have tyler holland. Who works with construction company called wiedeman corporation and he is going to give us a little audio tour to explain this whole electrification idea like sixth all electric apartment building that. We've done john reid from our member station k. u. e. r. actually recorded this was masked and socially distanced. Mike was out on the end of a long pole. Now that la this buildings six stories high still under construction not many people around so this is an affordable housing project now in most buildings in salt lake city and really lots of places in the us where it gets cold there would be a pipe underground going into this building. Delivering gas to heating furnaces. But here in this building. There's no gas hookup. Its all electric. Every apartment has an electric heat pump on the wall which takes care of heating and cooling. Okay dan i feel like i should know this. But what what's a heat pump The heat pumps are basically the key to electrification They work pretty. Much like refrigerators. They use compression and expansion of a gas to move heat from outside to inside or the other way around in this case the heat pumps are capturing heat from the air outside and moving it inside the apartment for heating and in summertime. they do the opposite. They'll move heat from the inside to the outside are also heat. Pump water heaters. I will tell you from personal experience. They have gotten so much more efficient and they just work better than they used to. Are they really expensive. Though for big buildings the machines themselves can be more expensive than say a gas furnace or a standard of water heater. Which is why tyler said. They only did their first all electric building. Because there was this environmentally-minded developer give group. That insisted on it. Tyler's company thought this is terrible. It's going to cost a lot extra. But once they started working on it they say turned out to be cheaper. You eliminate gas taps you eliminate running all those gas lines through your building so by not putting all that gas infrastructure in there. You're kind of saving money. Right and now tyler company is totally sold on this. They're sharing their blueprints and budgets with other builders just to show them that it makes sense for business for the climate also just for cleaner air. We everybody to do it. I mean it's it's everybody's air that we're all breathing makes my mountain bike ride that much easier and the basic idea is down the road. This building will have zero greenhouse emissions once. It's getting that electricity from the sun or the wind or from falling water Okay got it. So will we see more building like this around the country. A lot of cities with big climate goals are trying to promote all electric buildings like this. They're really focused. On new construction not so much. Retrofitting existing buildings. Nobody's forcing people a tariff. Their gas furnaces at this point and salt lake city is not considering any formal ban on new gas hookups. Vicki bennett who's director of sustainability. There says they'd like to try persuasion. Incentives maybe expediting building permits at our next step is exploring what sort of incentives would be would make a difference you know what would be enough to get them to pay more attention to going to all electric buildings but there are cities dozens of them mostly in california that have adopted rules that say in one way or another new buildings cannot get connected to gas pipelines anymore So that's what that person from. The american gas association was talking about like at the top of the show. The campaign against gas exactly and that movement reached the third place. We're going to go visit flagstaff. Arizona whom where nicole anti-monopoly is director of sustainability. that was one of our strategies. Could we say no new natural gas in new construction. And this is where they run into the backlash. Yeah i imagine. The gas industry wasn't happy about this. Not really we have seen some internal documents from a meeting of the executive committee of the american gas association last year An environmental watchdog group that climate investigation center obtained these documents through a public records request. And they showed that by late. Two thousand nineteen a group of big gas utilities had already launched a campaign in favor of what they call consumer choice. One of them is southwest gas. The biggest gas provider in arizona and in february of two thousand twenty. The speaker of the arizona state house introduced a bill that makes it illegal for cities in the state to limit gas hookups. Republicans generally supported it and in arizona. The law just sailed through a passed both houses and signed into law within a month. So what does that do to to the city of flagstaff. Plans nicole antenna says it pretty much left them looking for a plan. B it definitely put a huge hurdle in our plans for promoting electrification and fuel switching Instead of requiring developers to go all electric they have to persuade them to the approach. Utah's taking and since then similar bills have passed and three other states and they're being considered in a dozen more cleaning. Florida georgia whole bunch of states. Well so this is my question about the like you know. Consumers can choose. I mean our individual consumers actually choosing here dan or is the developer kind of choosing for the consumer. It is an interesting conflict. You have these states stepping in and they're saying on behalf of consumers although it's also on behalf of the gas suppliers right no you. Cities cannot interfere with the consumer's right to burn gas or the developers right to build a gas burning building and the cities are saying just like we have building codes for public safety. We want to enact rules that will help end climate change and that means no new construction that uses fossil fuels. So they're saying the community is making this choice and we should have the right to choose right. I mean that's what it kind of felt like we were talking about kansas way back at the beginning of the episode. Felt like the folks in lawrence have decided on this goal which is one hundred percent renewable which means down the road. Gas wouldn't be an option like that's the choice. Yeah i asked. Jasmine more. The city of lawrence's director of sustainability. How this would affect your city's plans if it passed. And she said it's kind of hard to tell. But the bill is written. Very broadly it prohibits any municipal ordinance that quote discriminates against restricts limits or impairs. Close the use of a utility. So she's worried that it might even ban city programs that are aimed at promoting energy efficiency since that would reduce gas use. Wow that's pretty intense. Then she also said this no matter what. We'll figure out a way to continue to make progress. She sounds pretty determined. I'll say that yes. She does okay. Dan charles as always we appreciate you. Thanks for bringing this to the show. Thank you
"flagstaff" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"In Phoenix. Sedona, Flagstaff, Scottsdale in Paradise Valley Alley. Ventnor, Katya, Our new key to Our news. Time is 808, and we need to get right to detour Dan in the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. He's had lots of talk about this morning, Dan I know I've not just been battling haven't had been going on and on the Rex Just keep coming. The delays due to West found 202 Red Mount Freeway surprise. You have twice the right time You normally do normally just seven minutes from the one on one price to the 51. It's 14 minutes right now because of a crash westbound to out your amount. Freeway 32nd Street where the right lane is blocked. I 10 eastbound it. Sky Harbor Boulevard wreck after the right. The Santana westbound it Val Vista rec off right with a two mile slowdown approaching it, but It is in the clearing stages and again, all lanes, at least are open. We've got a 36 minute ride time, though one of one East about 75th Avenue into Frank would write Boulevard but the stalled vehicle that caused it's been cleared and we're still looking at a 23 minutes, right on the 60 from Signal Butte to the 10 this morning, this traffic report brought to you by Arizona Oncology. Cancer does not stop and neither does the team of doctors that Arizona oncology that provide life saving cancer care focused on you Learn more online at Arizona oncology dot com. Deter NAND case Erin is mostly cloudy 73 today mostly sunny and 76 tomorrow overnight lows in the upper forties. Right now it is Take a look here. 53 degrees in Tempe. Whether brought to you by Howard Air whether replace.
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"Arizona's news station, K T a R News, 92. 3 FM, The Gators and chat show to Till 60 baby setting records. We do that 82 degrees 82 at Sky Harbor Airport. It's Ah, it snowed last week in Scottsdale. Uh, just think about sane. That's insane. It's insane. I get it. If it snows in Prescott, I get it. If it snows in Sedona, I get it. If it snows in Flagstaff, if does it snow in the valley very often, and it did last week Globe Right where carefree, But there were Scottsdale golf courses that were covered in white stuff. But our to do the gun away. Nobody's after playing golf. Right, And it's beautiful right now. So, uh, it is 82 degrees. Hi. It tied the previous record of 82 to set way back when in tight a 25 wow. Well, we didn't have climate change. When it was like here. 1925 empty well and no air conditioning. No, no, You imagine a lot of places in summer. Oh, yeah, I bet it was smelling. What I'm trying to say is it was smelling. A lot of people weren't here. Coming up in the top of the hour. Becky will have the latest on the vaccine in Arizona. You and I are gonna rock the news. We've got a bunch of new stuff. Interesting new stuff to discuss. All right, Um do Arizona students need mental health days that there's like one of those SB like 10 40 or 11 70 three's that Is, uh, is in the works of the lead. Mental health days from there. Zoom calls. Um, I'm thinking maybe when things get back to normal. Mental health day from school. No. You need to go to school because I never got a mental health day. You know what my mom would used to do? My mom used to drag me out of school. If if I did not prepare well for my test if she goes, Yeah. You can't afford to flunk that Your mom did that. My mom would want me to go to school, You know, suffer the consequence. She would, she would say, all right? You're not going in and you're gonna study all day and you're gonna be miserable. And you better get at least a C minus that my mom would be like you're going to go in and it's gonna suck and you're gonna pay for half and that's gonna be you know, and you deal with it and those of consequence? Hey, there two ways to handle it. One way your mom did one way my mom did. But a mental health day. I know it sounds kind of like snow flaky. You know it does it is? Yeah, I I think when I'll tell you this when we were watching our teenagers go through high school. They had a part time job. They had all their studies. They had extra curricular activities. They did school functions. They were busy, busy, busy, busy, and they would they would always say, you know, I'm exhausted. I'm Swiss. So busy and what I would always say is Good. This is training you. This is life for life. And you should be proud of how how hard you're working. And are you getting at hours of sleep? No, that's life. But that's life and sometimes when you go through stuff like that, it really does build character. And so when we watched our kids kind of go through that I was really proud of them because they were working their rear ends off. They were working hard, long hours. Little sleep, and they just You know, it's not that they would complain or but it would be like this is going to pay off and you know what is it? They're both very successful in the twenties now, then because you gave them that it's like with Jack. He's getting getting old enough Soon when I'm gonna drop him out in the middle of nowhere, and they always got several years. Prepare himself. The wolves are going to raise him come back and we'll talk from there. There you go. Right then you do it. He's got to go kill the giant. All right, coming up something we like to call rock. The news. Plus was a Russian vaccine out there, would you which should take? It was fun. Arizona's new station, Katya, Our news.
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"Dot com and streaming Live on the k t A r news app. You're breaking news and traffic Now it's 9 30. Good Sunday morning. I'm John Roller Plenty of sunshine here in the Valley of the sun this morning, but a major winter storm hitting much of the Midwest and Making its way right into the Northeast, bringing up to 10 inches of snow and high winds. NBC's Alex Perez is in Chicago says the West Coast, California also being hit with harsh winter weather. Some areas of Northern California seeing almost 9 Ft of snow. Cars is spinning out, others buried but down the coast to heavy rain, causing this section of the famous highway one in Big Sur to collapse into the ocean. Officials don't yet know when the road will reopen Southern California facing torrential downpours of hail in San Diego and in L, a slick highways leading to dozens of car crashes. Meantime, here in Arizona, it is a winter weather wonderland up north. More than 4.5 inches of snow fell Friday night. So far this year, Flagstaff has received just a little above 50 inches of snow there seasonal average 51 inches of the white stuff. So they're catching up to check on traffic right now. My Daniels is live in the valley. Chevy dealers. Traffic seven. John, You've gotta injury accident bobbing Extrication Central Avenue in Orde would expect some lane restrictions and delays You 73 to 75. You know, as an alternate record South Mountain Avenue in a street to watch out for and we've got a crash.
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"And that he kicked officers before they used force. The department says both officers, body cameras fell off in the incident and footage is not available. Taylor Corrupt key to our news well old man winter making up some serious ground after a weak start to the winter season, Flagstaff had 33 inches of snow this past week and more. On the way. Of course, we saw some on social media this afternoon. Looks like a pretty good snowfall up north, Justin Johndroe. He's with the National Weather Service, He says the Flagstaff area could see 4 to 8 inches of new powder from this afternoon until midnight. Tonight was strong way looking for a period of fairly heavy snow above about 5000 ft. We do have one or weather advisories that air out above the 6000 ft level for the heavier snow, and the recent storms brought Flagstaff upto 46 inch. Is of new snow for the winter. Let's check in with Jasmine Scott. She's keeping an eye and you drive around town on a wet Friday evening Live in the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center John Off ramp remains blocked off. Do that bad collision on the 17 North bound at seven Street, Go ahead and exit at Seventh Avenue to avoid delays. This report is sponsored by car saver dot com. Car saver dot com is a better way to buy new and used cars with a lifetime warranty on every car at no additional cost to you Save thousands today at Savior dot com. That's car saver dot com. I'm Jasmine Scott. Katya. Our news. Well, the rain expected to clear out of the valley tonight, so we'll have an overnight low of 43 degrees for the weekend. Tomorrow Sunny 62 the high partly cloudy on Sunday with a high of 69 degrees right now, it is 48 degrees and Gilbert Whether brought to you by Howard Air, John Roller. Katya. Our news. Castle Glvc. We're introducing touch free payments from PayPal a safe way. If your customers to pay simply download the papal app on display your own unique Q R code for your customers to scan whether you're a market seller, poodle, pamper piano tuner or plumber. Signing up to accept touch free payments for your business is easy Touch freak. You are code.
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"R News on 92. 3 F M O. It is Friday. Good morning. Thanks for listening to Arizona's Morning news. It's 7:30 A.m. Jamie West with Jim Sharp. They are going to be measuring snow in our high country in feet. Arizona's about to get walloped by a couple of big winter storms. Nearly all of the ice 17 corridor north of Phoenix is going to be experiencing snowfall, and it's going to bring a lot of rainy, cold weather to the valley, too. Then coming up in just minutes. President Biden is bringing something back to the White House to keep you informed about the state of the pandemic in America. That story right after we check in with the traffic center, but first A pair of powerhouses in the Pacific or taking aim at Arizona with a lot of rain and snow, and it's expected to start tomorrow. Katya is Jim crosses live in Phoenix with the details. Jamie Skies really dark around the valley this morning. Phoenix should see half inch of rain Saturday into Sunday. We could see a few showers today, another half inch coming in Monday or Tuesday. It's up in the high country. Ben Peterson national the service Flagstaff says the city could see 14 inches of snow Saturday into Sunday. 10 to 20 inches more Monday and Tuesday. And it's no level down to 2000 FT. Tuesday morning so you can expect to see snow all the way from the Bumble Bee area to the north. Traveling is going to be very treacherous, especially as we head into the Monday Tuesday timeframe when Nearly all of the ice 17 corridor north of Phoenix is going to be experiencing snowfall so particularly dangerous situation Now, the Tuesday or Monday Tuesday as farm a very cold Phoenix will struggle to reach even 50 degrees Tuesday, and you can expect to see some snow up on four picks when you wake up on Tuesday morning. Live in Phoenix Germ across Katie. Our news. All right, there is the Marine coming down parts the valley right now. Nothing too heavy, but can't affect your community. Never know when Here's Danny Sullivan from the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic center. Be careful out there. Buckle up those seat belts. There's an accident on Grand Avenue. It is west of 35th Avenue. Also wear Indian school road intersects just west of that location. I'm seeing.
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"FM and the K T A R news app. Hey, thanks for being here. Great discussion going online. I appreciate I do really appreciate the discussion when it's civil and so far, very passionate. But for the most part civil at broom head, Katya ours where you can find me on Twitter. Mike Broom had all one word on Instagram would love to be able to correspond with you. We have Ah, account. It's called Broom Head Show. It's at Broom had show on Twitter that update you on what's happening at the show. But if you get a response from me or to get a response for me personally, that's at broom head, Katya, and I'd love to stay in touch, even if we disagree. So the conversation this morning is about schools as usual and about students back in the classroom. There is families. Um ah. Brielle Kennington. I kept hearing the same story from friends whose Children have never had any sort of behavior emotional issue before, and the kids are really struggling daily meltdowns, crying headaches. She said. All three of her Children started showing signs of depression with depression within months of going remote under the Flagstaff Unified School District Program. One friend, she said, found her daughter in the fetal position in her closet. Another friend's son had a bald spot from in pulling his hair out before zoom calls. So these parents are now saying we want the option of our Children in the classroom. Flagstaff, along with Phoenix Union, along with other school districts are refusing to given in classroom option to any parents. That's wrong. End of story wrong. There are teachers that want to teach. No teacher should be forced into the classroom with here. She feels unsafe or is in a high risk category. That would be wrong as well. But if there are parents and students who want to be in the classroom And there are teachers that want to teach them in the classroom. That option should be made available. The funny thing about this conversation online that's happening is nobody will address that. On the other side of this. And I will say it again. If you are a parent who doesn't believe it's safe. If you are a teacher that doesn't believe it's safe. No one is asking you to go back into the classroom. But what are some are going into the classroom in an empty classroom and teaching online. You're not expected to teach a room full of kids. But somebody explain to me why the option shouldn't be there. Every pediatric organization is saying it's a better place for kids emotionally psychologically. In the classroom. This story This is from NPR..
Montana tribes begin next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations
"This is national native news. Tony gonzalez oklahoma congressman tom. Cole opposes impeaching president trump as members of the house moved to impeach trump accusing him of inciting violence against the government after last week's deadly riot at the us capitol and a house rules committee meeting tuesday. Kohl condemned the violence and called for justice for those who took part in violent acts. Cole says the president bears some responsibility for what occurred but says he will not support. Impeachment differ with my college in the majority. I do not believe there. Proposed course of action. Impeachment is the appropriate solution. I can think of no action. the can take is more likely to further. Divide the american people and by putting the country through the trauma of another impeachment. As i speak today. We're just eight days from the end of president trump's term of office next week president-elect biden will take the oath of office as the president of the united states at a time like this we should be seeking a path forward Healing a path toward healing the american people but instead majorities rushing to judgment without due process. The house wednesday began debate on an impeachment resolution against the president tribes in montana have vaccinated healthcare workers for covid nineteen and are moving forward on plans for community members. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports last week the rocky boy health center which serves the chippewa cree in northern montana initiated phase two of the rocky boy covid nineteen vaccination plan misty denny the health centers public information officer says the scheduling team began calling elders age. Sixty five and older on december thirty first to schedule appointments or trying to discourage any kind of elderly patients from this show enough so they've been working diligently to contact the eligible recipients directly by phone danny says the clinic vaccinated healthcare workers from its initial shipment of two hundred doses of moderna vaccine and is using the remainder of its second shipment of two hundred doses for elders prioritizing those over seventy five with medical conditions most montana counties are still in there i roll out of the vaccine to healthcare workers who have direct contact exposure with the virus however other tribes in montana including the crow northern cheyenne black feet fort belknap indian community and the confederated salish and kootenai tribes started vaccinating elderly tribal members. This week. After completing the first phase of vaccinations all tribal members are prioritized to receive the vaccine under montana's vaccination plan native americans and montana have experienced disproportionately high rates of infection and mortality from the corona virus for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. The navajo nation has connected more than seven hundred homes to the electrical grid using covid nineteen relief funds as arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports the navajo tribal utility. Authority is using nearly forty million dollars from last year's cares act to improve power lines grid capacity the tribe intended to bring power to about five hundred homes before the end of last year but was able to exceed. The goal is crews worked long hours over several months. It's a continuation of the light up navajo project that began in two thousand nineteen about a quarter of the fifty five thousand households on the navajo nation. Aren't connected to the electrical grid. It prevents access to running water reliable lighting heating and cooling as well as modern refrigeration and internet access the navajo tribal utility authority is also installing. Solar power systems in two hundred homes and several families have received bathroom additions in water. Cisterns using cares act funding. It's all part of a broad plan approved by the tribe in august for electrical water infrastructure and broadband projects in all the federal covid relief package allocated more than seven hundred million dollars to the navajo nation for national native news. I'm ryan hunches in flagstaff and demand. Tony gonzales
"flagstaff" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Medical Center about covert. What have we learned in the last week, which is ah lot Think after almost a year of doing this is like, well, we've run out of stuff. No. Every week it Zamora and more and more shocking, surprising, depressing and sad. And you can throw in Sprinkle in here and there a little bit of Hope. And optimism with the vaccine. So Dr Johnson at 3 30. But I All right. If you ever listed the show, Listen to the show for a while, You know, I like stories that you know a bunch of different stories. That kind of Relate to each other overlap. Make a little Vin diagram and we have a bunch of those today all whole bunch of those today. We'll start with the fact that 2020 is most likely going to be the driest Year. In the Southwest. Record or near record dryness and much of the Southwest. For example. Arizona, Little Flagstaff. Flagstaff, which if you know the state, you know the you know, Flagstaff, you know we'll have a ski resort. Have a mountain like we do. Is not nearly as nice as ours, and I say that objectively. What did send them out? It's a mountain town. And forced on either side.
Oglala Sioux community leaders take COVID-19 vaccine to build trust
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The oglala sioux tribe in south dakota has started cove in nineteen vaccines for healthcare workers with both pfizer and moderna. As lee strube injure reports tribal leaders are carefully. Managing the number of vaccine doses. They receive alicia. Musso is vice president of the tribe. She says they're asking frontline workers what they want to do that. We are polling to make sure people wanna take it or not to say you have these infrastructures asking if they want to musso says tracking vaccines for healthcare. Workers helps the tribe advocate for the exact number of doses. They need during this first phase. Musso says they're also working to boost confidence in the medina and pfizer vaccines. They're asking other respected members of the community to set an example. By taking the vaccine. We do have different influences in our community leaders in that way and those of us who even though we have these political positions who may have less risk factors and want to you know in our own way Culturally allow people to take that who are higher risk. The tribes medical task force will continue to roll out. Its covid vaccine. Plan unleashed droop injure in rapid city. A long running water right settlement between the navajo nation. The state of utah and the federal government has become law as ryan hinds reports as part of the sweeping covid nineteen government spending bill signed by the president. The navajo utah. Water rights settlement act among several bills included in the two point three trillion dollar package it ends decades of negotiations between tribal federal and state officials and affirms tribes right to more than twenty six and a half billion gallons of water a year from. Utah's colorado river basin apportionment. The legislation also settles all current and future water claims made by the navajo nation in utah and allocates two hundred and twenty million dollars to water infrastructure on the portion of the reservation located in the state navajo nation president. Jonathan nez calls the settlement historic in says it'll increase access to drinking water for many navajo families. The president's office says more than forty percent of navajo nation households in utah lack running water or adequate sanitation according to the navajo water project. One in three residents on the reservation lack a sink or toilet in their homes. The settlement act was approved by the navajo nation council in two thousand sixteen and introduced in congress by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from arizona utah and new mexico last year for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff. The little shell tribe of chippewa indians in montana was federally recognized. One year ago the tribes working on opening its own health clinic next year as yellowstone public. Radio's caitlyn nicholas. Reports tribal health director molly. Wetland says the tribal launch a healthcare system to provide medical dental behavioral traditional care to tribal members at their own clinic in great falls. We've been a landless. Try reservation let's tribe and so to have something of our own and to be able to provide. Our members carry is really important to the little shell tribal health. Clinic will likely open late. Summer of twenty twenty one but wetland says work tribes first healthcare facility is well underway. He just completed demolition of the building that we purchase. And we're in the design phase. And we're getting ready to start with remodel. Wetland says the team will offer a holistic approach to healthcare as an example. She says she is working closely with little shells. Housing director heath lefranc boys to ensure patients aren't struggling with homelessness as healthcare and housing are closely connected to our primary care team all focused on sort of understanding each of our customers and their own unique story and values and influences an effort to kind of engage them in their care and support long-term behavior change and help our tribal members be successful. I'm caitlyn nicholas and damien antonio
Creating water out of thin air in the Navajo Nation
"This week. We're talking about how technology can help us. Death to climate change. The west is in a drought. That's only getting worse. And drought is an even bigger problem in places that have uneven access to water to start with in the navajo nation in the southwestern u. s. many homes have no running water at all. The tribe is working with the startup source. Which makes hydro panels powered panels that pull water vapor from the air and condense it into clean drinking water and so is president of the cameron chapter in the navajo nation. Where one family got source panels. The summer. he described the water. They make when. I was a child when we went out hunting. Small game My grandfather when the storm went through new would have craters in the ascent stone. The hell water. So we stu been over and drink the water craters in pure rainwater when i first tasted that water at this flashback to that part of my memory. So that's what the water tastes like really clean pure water by it came from the rain. Wow and is it the one family in cameron. That has them right now right now. Yeah people that don't have running water. Some of them have to drive now or and a half one way to town to get drinking water. People want waters not expensive. Sheriff you have access to the store around the corner. Yes but for us in reality. Is that going to the town of flagstaff. You're spending maybe fifty dollars on gas and other things when you go by water in town a case of water water actually caused a new round. Sixty eighty bucks you know. How often do people have to go like he. Can you estimate how much a month that might cost. And how much somebody is this. One household is saving with hydro panels. Would they would go probably three days out of the week to get water but we also have voting that still rely on their livestock cattle horses. So they're running almost Daily to haul water right more. Broadly when you look at bringing infrastructure to cameron and the navajo nation hydra panels but also like renewable energy new electric grids. Do you feel hopeful that you know. The reservation has a chance to maybe create a new vision of energy and water. That isn't so destructive one. The things about the climate change also is that we get more sunlight now and i think the tribe itself has a lot of interest in renewable energy and energy developed in our community and cameron could be sold to california and surrounding states. At the same time we also would like a smaller scale of solar energy to homestead. Are off the grid that way. We don't have to run more wires on our land which is such an eyesore to me. There's a price you pay you know. And and the price is now gonna be coming out of your pocket but are you willing to sacrifice the beauty of the land to get power. I mean do you think that could become a model for the rest of the country and other parts of world. I always tell people that are interested in in trying. Something new in cameron were willing to try it. Here be the i if it works here work anywhere
Cheyenne River Youth Project distributes food boxes
"The national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. During the pandemic more and more doctors visits are going virtual and some people are avoiding clinics emma gibson reports that within the navajo nation. Women's healthcare is adapting as much as possible with infrastructure and as nature will allow when the pandemic i took hold in the navajo nation. People avoided the doctor because they were afraid of being exposed to the disease. Now after a short respite case numbers are surging again. Jennifer white hair is a women's health doctor practicing into the city. She's also a citizen of the nation. I think a lot of us have been surprised. We think of it as we're not seeing patients as often we would see more bad outcomes and we haven't really seen that dr white hair says she doesn't know why this is but guesses. More people are self treating unlike city doctors off tribal lands. She can't rely on the internet for a telehealth appointment. She's depending on phone calls. Patients monitoring their own blood pressure in some in person visits. We do recognize that there is going to be some minimal us. But we can't modify pregnancy during the pandemic she says she's proud of her community and their willingness to wear masks to protect others just outside the nation in flagstaff. Arizona masks have become highly politicized for national native news. I'm gibson a south dakota teacher says while the stay has helped we've in curriculum about american indian history more can be done. Mike mohan reports a report last year from the national congress of american indians noted. Twenty seven states don't even mention native americans and their k. Through twelve curriculum but a majority of states surveyed said. They're trying to improve their lessons. Leslie crow who teaches on the rosebud. Indian reservation sees positive movement and south dakota but she worries. Many students aren't getting the whole story. All students need to understand that way. You know non natives can also appreciate our culture and would also be more empathetic to our culture in the way of life that we've that was taken from us grow says. She attended public schools and didn't learn much about our people's history until she transitioned to a tribal school. The state department of education didn't respond to a request for comment before deadline. But in twenty. Seven south dakota passed a law that required the development of content on the history behind the region's chimes crow. Who also is a member of the south dakota education association as part of the difficulty is getting enough staff to carry out the lesson plans and ways that students can absorb the information she thinks. If administrators encouraged more teachers to embrace the curriculum their students might have greater appreciation for the contributions or native americans. Air comes a lot of good things that are people known have like our way of life is really truly sacred and there's a lot of all these good things that really help. Our people survive. One example of teachers taking the initiative is in rapid city where a handful of educators have each been assigned roles to fully integrate the curriculum across the district. That was mike mohan reporting the cheyenne river sioux tribe enacted a shelter in place. Order monday for the community of eagle butte. south dakota due to rising cova nineteen cases. The cheyenne river. Youth project helps sir families before the order was in place with three curbside distributions last week which included fresh produce home-cooked meals and turkey. Boxes produce dinners were also given out earlier in the fall. The cheyenne river youth project is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping young people on the reservation. The shelter in place order is expected to last through the middle of next week. I'm antonio gonzalez.
Virtual Doctors, Teaching Native History, and Cheyenne River Youth Project
"The national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. During the pandemic more and more doctors visits are going virtual and some people are avoiding clinics emma gibson reports that within the navajo nation. Women's healthcare is adapting as much as possible with infrastructure and as nature will allow when the pandemic i took hold in the navajo nation. People avoided the doctor because they were afraid of being exposed to the disease. Now after a short respite case numbers are surging again. Jennifer white hair is a women's health doctor practicing into the city. She's also a citizen of the nation. I think a lot of us have been surprised. We think of it as we're not seeing patients as often we would see more bad outcomes and we haven't really seen that dr white hair says she doesn't know why this is but guesses. More people are self treating unlike city doctors off tribal lands. She can't rely on the internet for a telehealth appointment. She's depending on phone calls. Patients monitoring their own blood pressure in some in person visits. We do recognize that there is going to be some minimal us. But we can't modify pregnancy during the pandemic she says she's proud of her community and their willingness to wear masks to protect others just outside the nation in flagstaff. Arizona masks have become highly politicized for national native news. I'm gibson a south dakota teacher says while the stay has helped we've in curriculum about american indian history more can be done. Mike mohan reports a report last year from the national congress of american indians noted. Twenty seven states don't even mention native americans and their k. Through twelve curriculum but a majority of states surveyed said. They're trying to improve their lessons. Leslie crow who teaches on the rosebud. Indian reservation sees positive movement and south dakota but she worries. Many students aren't getting the whole story. All students need to understand that way. You know non natives can also appreciate our culture and would also be more empathetic to our culture in the way of life that we've that was taken from us grow says. She attended public schools and didn't learn much about our people's history until she transitioned to a tribal school. The state department of education didn't respond to a request for comment before deadline. But in twenty. Seven south dakota passed a law that required the development of content on the history behind the region's chimes crow. Who also is a member of the south dakota education association as part of the difficulty is getting enough staff to carry out the lesson plans and ways that students can absorb the information she thinks. If administrators encouraged more teachers to embrace the curriculum their students might have greater appreciation for the contributions or native americans. Air comes a lot of good things that are people known have like our way of life is really truly sacred and there's a lot of all these good things that really help. Our people survive. One example of teachers taking the initiative is in rapid city where a handful of educators have each been assigned roles to fully integrate the curriculum across the district. That was mike mohan reporting the cheyenne river sioux tribe enacted a shelter in place. Order monday for the community of eagle butte. south dakota due to rising cova nineteen cases. The cheyenne river. Youth project helps sir families before the order was in place with three curbside distributions last week which included fresh produce home-cooked meals and turkey. Boxes produce dinners were also given out earlier in the fall. The cheyenne river youth project is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping young people on the reservation. The shelter in place order is expected to last through the middle of next week. I'm antonio
Vice President Mike Pence visits Flagstaff, Tucson
"To be in Arizona. Today. It's crunch time and the road to the White House continues through Arizona Vice President Mike Pence is here just landed, and he also joined the MIC Broom Head show this morning. Sally Ventnor joins us live with his plans in the state today. Mike Broom head show spoke exclusively to Vice President Mike Pence ahead of his day full of campaigning in our state. Today, he explained why he's back in Arizona just days away from Election Day, making sure that the people of Arizona know that the confidence they placed in Donald Trump in 2016 is all promises Made and promises kept. Governor Doug Ducey joins him during his events across the state today as well. I'm in Arizona today, Flagstaff and then Tucson to encourage everyone in the sound of my voice, Everyone in this great freedom loving state to get Out and vote to re elect President Donald Trump you can
Trump campaign: All events featuring president, family postponed after COVID-19 diagnosis, Pence to continue campaigning
"Campaign has announced that all the president's events, including two scheduled for Tucson and Flagstaff, next week have been postponed or they will be made virtual vice president Pence tested negative and he will continue to travel on behalf of the campaign. As of right now, the Biden Harris event that scheduled for next Thursday, somewhere here in Arizona, will go on as planned.
Why is Pluto no longer a planet?
"Our. Future. After taking job at the Lowell. Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona Young, American Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh joined the world's search for an elusive celestial object that must be influencing your ennis's strange dance in the night sky. The painstaking search technique was to take two photographs of the same section of the sky on different days using a machine that flip to rapidly back and forth between the two images stars and galaxies remained motionless but everything else could be identified by slight changes in. Their relative position Tombaugh spent a year examining pairs of photographs. Then in nineteen thirty, he noticed a tiny displacement within weeks. The observatory confirmed his finding and announced the discovery of the
Apple Fire in California sending 'large area of smoke' to Phoenix, hundreds of miles away
"Smoke from the apple fire in Riverside County, California and Katya hours wildfire expert Jim Cross joining us now first, Jim just how big is this fire? And also, why is the smoke settling here in the valley hundreds of miles away? Well, the fire is close to banning not far from Palm Springs area. It's more than 21,000 acres. At one point, it was 12% contained. Now they've back it down. 25% contained for a while, It was down to zero, but it is pumping up up a a tremendous tremendous amount amount of of smoke. smoke. Looking Looking at at the the video video of of that that ended ended up up in in the the state state of of Arizona. Arizona. Plenty Plenty of of it it in in the the valley valley a a little little bit bit worse worse yesterday. yesterday. Ah, Ah, little little more more clear this morning and the weather service is hoping for the next couple of days. Things will clean out a bit. Yeah. Are we get a little bit of a breeze or something to blow it out of here because it's just makes you wanna hold your breath. Yeah. I mean it really small like a campfire around the valley This morning. The wind in California's what drove it over here and again, You know, it covered places like Prescott and Kingman and Flagstaff in that area. Phoenix. Of course, the whole Valley wins in California drove it here and kind of parked itself over the Valley because we haven't had a lot of wind lightly, which would usually get with the monster and if we had one But the weather service is hoping things will pick up a little bit up in the atmosphere of the winds tomorrow night and maybe Wednesday and blow this stuff out of here. I gotta pee. Yesterday morning. I saw the Red sunrise. The Red Centre was like, okay, Red sky. Don sailors be gone, right? So maybe a storm because I didn't know what was going on. And in the sunset was red as well. So he's days will get a monsoon one of these days. Thank you very much. That is ours. Jim Cross.
Amid surge in cases, Arizona readies new push to slow COVID-19 spread
"Nearly ninety percent of Arizona's I see beds are full Republican Governor Doug Ducey. ducey faces widespread outrage for downplaying the virus, and even obstructing local officials from acquiring masks in June as case numbers began to explode. Do see reverse course and allowed mayors to issue their own virus guidelines under growing pressure, but he resisted calls to pass a statewide mask mandate or reimposes stay at home order, which expired in May with little restriction on the state's reopening. Facing rising numbers June do see ordered bars and gyms to close again, but Arizona residents say the actions are too little too late. The family of a sixty five year old Mexican. American man who died of Covid, nineteen in Phoenix, is accusing Arizona. State officials of being directly responsible for his death in a scathing obituary in the Arizona Republic, the family of Of Mark, Anthony or Keesa wrote quote. His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of Brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership refusal to acknowledge the severity of the crisis and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk. This is or Qisas daughter Kristin an interview with A. Republican. Governor DC's got blood on a fan. He was late to close down the state. He was early to open X and. The manner in which he opened allowing things to go back as normal is, in my opinion, the reason why my dad is being buried today. We'll for more. We're going to Tucson to speak with a local leader. WHO's been standing up to Governor Doug Ducey. That's Mayor Ricky Romero. She is the first Latina and the first woman to be elected mayor of Tucson. She was previously. Tucson city council member for over a decade, the daughter of migrant workers we welcome you to democracy now Mayor Ramiro. Your thoughts on governor Ducey's responsibility. What do you want to see the state? OF ARIZONA DO? And what are you doing in Tucson? Good Morning Amy. Thank you so much for having me this morning. We have been in a state of crisis. Since governor ducey decided to hastily reopen the state. We were in a very good place. Coming to a plateau here in the city of Tucson relocated in Pima County in pima. Cownie, we were seeing twenty twenty four cases a day. It was a plateau now. We are seeing almost three hundred cases a day in Pima County. In a county of million people we. We are we see anywhere from five to twenty ICU beds, which is very very concerning in straining our doctors and nurses at our hospitals. We jumped up in front of Governor Ducey, a few mayors Mayor Gayle from Phoenix. Mayor Evans from flagstaff in myself Joe jumped ahead of the governor to call the stay at home. orders in to close down bars back in March He took our cue few days later, and with his executive order he tied the hands of mayors in cities and towns and county and county health departments throughout the state by preempting us from from doing anything that he wouldn't do. Most recently, he untied the hands of mayors. In counties throughout the state to do mandatory mask ordinances. Throughout the state, but what we have been seeing with Governor Ducey is a microcosm of what has been happening with trump in his federal response to this pandemic, which is tepid, a tepid response a pushback on science and what public health officials recommend that we do. Every day that governor Ducey Wade's. We see three thousand cases in Arizona and. And the crisis continues more lives lost, and so what we have been done doing here in Tucson is basically pushing the governor to do the right thing because it's a very real threat. If we do move ahead in front of him. The state legislature, the Republican controlled state legislature passed a bill about three years ago fourteen eighty seven that if any city does anything, any law that preempts the state that are stayed shared revenue could be pulled from us, and those are millions and millions of dollars. That, we could potentially lose and so in this crisis we see ourselves as mayors. In fear in fear for the lives of our communities in fear of for the inability for us to be able to do anything so, what mayors across Arizona and I have been doing his publicly pressuring the governor to the right thing. The one thing that he could do that could help is do. Is Institute a mandatory mask? Executive Order Statewide and he refuses to even do that.
Police Body Cam Footage Is Being Used For Surveillance, Activists Say
"So there are big differences in the police reform bills that Republicans and Democrats are pushing in Congress. One thing they do share in common is more money for local police departments that promised to use body worn cameras. But some activists say that police departments are inappropriately using these cameras for surveillance rather than accountability purposes. Member station. Cage's easy in Phoenix. Heather van Block, Lind reports. Cleveland Ali is an advocate for indigenous sacred sites and a self described anarchist and peaceful protester. But police and Flagstaff didn't agree at an event a couple of years ago into 1018 the same day that the city of Flagstaff formally announced there Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, which actually has been contentious for years. Myself on DH. 40 people rallied in downtown Flagstaff. The rally lasted a few hours, with protesters marching through downtown, holding signs and chanting. Police walked alongside keeping roadways clear for traffic. Everybody went home. There were no arrests until three weeks after the event when police brought in Manali in about 10 others on charges of obstructing the public thoroughfare. Based on footage from body camps. Sonali says police actions against his group are not about public safety, but politically motivated. We're fighting on the grounds that this is an act of state repression, basically that you know they're trying to chill descent. Undermined ascent and criminalize it. Dave Moss with the Electronic Frontier Foundation says. Police warned body cams have turned law enforcement into a surveillance network. Police departments are making decisions about surveillance technology at parties and hotel rooms in closed door meetings with salespeople with marketers from tech companies who are trying to tell them about all the miracles of the technology, but not telling them about any of the risks. And we need a process where the public is engaged, elected representative. They're engaged and it's not just a sales situation. He says. Police should not record footage during First Amendment activities like journalists at work or during a religious practice or any and all protests. Ultimately, if we're trying to address police accountability if we're trying to address racism, Layering on surveillance is not going to help that. It's going to exacerbate it. But when Seattle police said they turned off their body cams during so called First Amendment events, protesters there accused them of trying to hide evidence of excessive force or abuse. It's not a new debate. Concerns about how Bodycam footage can and should be used are as old as the cameras themselves. Some police say surveillance cuts both ways. Officers can have bodycam footage is used as evidence against them, and just like video can lead to officers being arrested or dismissed for bad behavior. It can also exonerate them. Right now. Policies on body camera use very widely. There's no federal standard bills from both parties currently before Congress can't mandate, local police departments use body cameras. But only say they must if they use new federal funds to buy the
Embracing the Spirit of Adventure in the Midst of a Financial Depression
"Of us have a list of things we'd like to do. We have a list of adventures. We'd like to participate in and it's always someday. Someday I'll do that but there's generally something in the way usually it's our jobs because after all most adventures take more than two weeks unless you're in Germany and which case most adventures take more than eight weeks released a lot of the fun ones that we want and so what we often lack is time not necessarily money but time. Because it's just not the right time or I'm right now. I'm building my career or I've got to get another job. I don't WanNa have a gap in my resume. And so we're often looking forward to the next thing the next thing but sometimes a break is forced on you. Sometimes you get laid off. Sometimes everything shuts down and the adventures are closer to home. And so I wanNA give you some ideas to help you really focus on recognizing that you can have an adventure right now in the midst of everything if you will embrace the spirit of adventure you can have an adventure and your own house. You can have an adventure in your backyard. I think sometimes we really appreciate this with children because they appreciate the simplest things they love set up in the backyard and sleep in the tent. We adults take what I want to sleep with a ten in the backyard. I don't WanNa go sleep in the tent in the backyard children. They love it and I think that we can embrace and do really well if we would embrace a little bit more of that spirit of adventure to kick off today show read you a short story about a man named Jim and To my knowledge this is a true story but I read this number of years ago in a book called locusts on the horizon which fascinating book really good book but in this book locusts on the horizon. I found this story. It's called three Buderus with the Spanish presentation pronunciation three boroughs. Jim was a traveling man and he was free. Like few are half white and half native Shoshoni. Jim Grew up in rural Idaho and he knew what freedom was he also knew there was more to life than the rat race when he turned eighteen. He was a natural for the US army to recruit so he volunteered and eventually wound up in the Republic of Vietnam with a special forces after a particularly fierce fight with regulars from the North Vietnamese army. Jim Wound up back in the USA with a permanent limp and missing an I twenty five years later in the early nineteen nineties. Jim decided he had enough of the daily grind and he wanted to spend more time seeing America. He had been teaching survival courses and his students volunteered to help him make his traveling rig. Almost everything. In the project was scavenged or bought second-hand. His Gypsy wagon was an old Nissan pickup. That had been rolled and the engine and transmission had already been salvaged from it. They took the crushed body off the frame and kept the hydraulic brake system. And the parking brake intact. They made a wooden wagoner's seat on the front with a wooden pedal for the brakes. They then used scavenged lumber and and corrugated roofing metal to build a covered gypsy wagon on the old pickup frame into the Gypsy wagon. They put an old woodstove built a bed and constructed storage areas including a hidden lockable compartment to store his guns a deep cycle. Rv Battery was put into its own wooden box. Hooked through a small regulator to a small solar panel this powered an automotive cabin light inside the Gypsy Wagon. An old donated forty channel. Cb Radio and a scavenged AM FM car. Stereo mounted on the back of the Gypsy Wagon was a steel whip style. Cbs China and near the front was mounted a scavenged car radio antenna. His Motor was a team of three boroughs. Harnessed side by side. The harnesses were made from old discarded. Firehoses the rig rolled on old castoff car tires wouldn't have lasted twenty minutes at road speeds on an automobile but it borough speeds. They were good pretty much indefinitely. The three boroughs restrung enough together. That if they didn't feel like stopping man sometimes they didn't they could tow the entire rig with the brakes locked and the tires skidding a small trailer using bicycle rims and tires was made and was towed behind the dipsy wagon. The entire small trailer was a chicken coop for small. Bantam chickens on top of the chicken coop. Jim kept a container of chicken. Feed and a couple of bales of hay for the boroughs when grazing was sparse. Such as when they took a break alongside a desert road so at the breathtaking speed of three miles per hour gem saw America lived. The life met people wherever he went and had more than one argument with the highway patrol. Mostly about traveling alongside the shoulder of the road on the interstate. The last we saw Jim was fourth of July nineteen ninety four and he was camped out. Near the base of CA- China peaks just outside of Flagstaff Arizona. His goal was to head back to where he grew up on the Salmon River in Idaho. His guests was it was going to take three months more or less. He wasn't in a hurry because the journey is what mattered and the destination was just part of that now. That's Jim but I think that if you're going to have an adventure one of the things that you can do. You can embrace the spirit of an adventure. You can embrace the spirit that says it's more about the journey and getting out there and getting gone then about the stuff and if he will do that if you will make that embrace what you will find is. You're no longer bound captive to needing more money as go through these adventures. I'm GonNa give you ideas of how you can minimize the cost. And I think you need a little bit of money but not much if you follow in. Jim Spirit recognized that he needed almost no money for his particular adventure. I mean a couple of bales of Hay here and they're nice. That gas is pretty low. Cost Right now but still. Jim didn't need gas at all. They need a little bit of grass from the side of the highway. And some bales of Hay and you can have a similar adventure if you embrace it. The cool thing is though with a little bit of modern technology you can live more comfortably on an adventure cheaply then at any time in human history you can have all the comforts of home with you on an adventure traveling adventure more cheaply than ever before. It's really really incredible. How much is available to
Arizona National Parks
"Amateur Traveler episode seven hundred today. The amateur traveler talks about Spanish explorers native Americans a volcano crater cactus and canyons of various sizes. One really really grand and one really really small as we go to the National Parks of Arizona. Welcome to the immature traveler. I'm your host Chris. Kristen sending this is indeed episodes. Seven hundred of the amateur traveler as we approach the fifteenth year anniversary. So let's celebrate a and now let's get back to work. Let's talk about Arizona. I like to welcome back to the show. Gary Aren't from everything. Dash EVERYWHERE DOT com. Who's come to talk to us? About Arizona? National Parks Carry. Welcome back to the show. Thank you for the. What is it? Fifteen or sixteen. So it's not like it's been that long since I've talked to Gary Gary and I also have been a CO hosting this. We can travel with a couple of other friends for ten years now so we get to talk periodically but you pitched me going to Arizona and seeing national parks I would say why should someone do that. But you already said national parks so Arizona just has the Grand Canyon right well. That's that's the big one I would say you're looking at. That's what it's best known for but actually Arizona has twenty two different national park service sites. Which places at third amongst all states as far as the number of sites behind California and Alaska only having some second now that I think about it but yeah there's a lot and I've been to a lot of these but you actually came up with some that I'd never heard of so. That was one of the reasons that I was anxious to. Have you back on the show and talk about this but let's talk about? Why should someone go to Arizona and see the national parks? Well for starters you can go year round and I think that something that you can't do easily in a lot of parks last year. For example I did a trip to southern Oregon and Northern California and even in June a lot of the parks there were snowed in and when I showed in I mean. Twenty feet of snow snowed in right so this is in the summer. And they're still so much snow. Because it's an altitude. And you're you're not gonNA really see that in Arizona Star in in the south so if you're looking for a trip in the winter or something it's it's a great place to go and there's a great diversity. These aren't just natural sites although it certainly has those there's a great deal of history. That goes back told him. The ancient people who lived in this area before Europeans showed up as well as a westward expansion in a host of other things so there really is a wide diversity. I also going to see some landscapes that you're really not going to see anywhere else or other desserts in the United States but The SONORAN desert that. You're going to see here is really unique and have some things that you're just not gonNA find saying California Nevada or even Utah. The one exception I can think of to. You're not going to run into whether here would be the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Which closes in October want to say because it had closed before. We did a trip in October of last year. It hadn't snowed in yet but all services were closed on the largest closed in all facilities are closed at that point and then it will snow in. And they'll stop plowing the roads as soon as the snows happen. Yeah so I was last there. In January of twenty twenty those primarily in the Tucson area but then I made a trip up north around flagstaff and a lot of people don't realize that there's snow up in flagstaff primarily because of the elevation than anything. And so yeah. There was definitely snow on the ground when I visited some of the sites but I live in Minnesota so this was like your price my first winter. It was not a lot of snow. Wasn't that coal right. The roads are open. You can you can actually go and see stuff well and I remember being at the Grand Canyon in April when there was snow at the Rim and it was eighty degrees at the bottom so it depends a lot where you are absolutely. So what kind of itinerary do you recommend? It really depends on where you're going to be. I think most people are probably going to be flying into Tucson or Phoenix right and the third place might be flagstaff. One smaller town. But it's in the north and There's kind of pockets of parks around those. And the first one I would bring up is a park while National Monument and it's extremely unique among all the sites in the United States that's Hokum National Monument anemic because you cannot visit and if you could visit. There is nothing to see well then. It's unique in an unusual way. I have needs a little bit of explanation so just south of Phoenix is the reservation. There was an archaeological dig. Their WANNA say took place in the seventies sixties and seventies called snake down and what they ended up doing was once. The excavation was over the reburied it. So you got declared a national monument and it's on the reservation and they don't let you go and visit the site or snake town is but if they did there is literally nothing to see because it's buried and for National Park collectors. It poses a problem because for whatever reason it's still on the books huff thirds no visitor center. There's no there's nothing but technically make them really getting technical here if you look at the outline of what constitutes the National Monument isn't interstate that runs through it so should actually go to the Beltway Beneath Phoenix. YOU'RE ON THAT ROAD. You will technically drive through this area and you'll see buffing. There's nothing there so it's kind of an oddity on. I don't know why it's still on the books or why it's there. But supposedly there was a cultural center for the tribe and you go there and they had a display about snake Tama. They closed it. And they're going to be reopening again and you could actually get a stamp there and that would be the closest thing to visit other than that I mean. I think we could talk about so there of the twenty two sites. There are three national parks proper. The first is obviously the Grand Canyon. I don't know how much we need to talk about that. I'm sure done shows on the Grand Canyon. We have done a show on the Grand Canyon in the first year of Amateur Traveler. And then we did another show later on about Rafting the Grand Canyon with the George Wendt the now late founder of ores rafting But that's been a little while ago so it's worth a mention. Yeah I mean everyone's familiar with it. Is You mentioned you can access it from the North or the South? It's a very common trip for people to make from Las Vegas. Yeah although people go to the South Rim from Las Vegas. That's long drive right. I mean and it should be noted. The Grand Canyon says enormous chunk taken out of the state of Arizona and their bridges to get around. It writes the you have to drive around at our fly over it. The southern rim is lower elevation and by far the more popular of the two sides. You can visit. It gets ninety percent of the tourism. Am I read about that? Would sound about right if you go further up river you get into the Glen Canyon Recreation area. And that's where you'll see that's like horseshoe bend is a famous site of most people may have seen the photo also National Park Service site on the Colorado River but not part of the Canyon and if you go downstream there are also some Indian reservations. One of which which famously built the Skywalk horseshoe-shaped. Yeah so it it. It's one of the most popular parks in the United States. It should have been put on the list of the seven. Natural Wonders of the world said the underground river in the Philippines. Made it not that. We're bitter fool. No in the way they walked in it was kind of ridiculous but yeah it's the one thing that if you're an American or even if you're not American coming to visit the United States I think you should I mean it's literally alongside maybe yellowstone in Yosemite those are considered the three crown jewel national parks in the US system brand. It really is an incredible