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The Investigation Into Wisconsin's Election Is More Critical Than Ever
"Of the 25 grants CTCL provided to cities and counties in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, that were a $1 million or larger, 23 of the 25 grants went to areas that Biden won in 2020. One of the two counties won by Trump, Brown county Wisconsin, received about 1.1 million that's less than 1.2% of the 87 and a half million that CTCL provided to those top 25 recipients. But even in Brown county Wisconsin, where heavily Democrat, Green Bay is located, the funding disparities are glaring, the Wisconsin legislature provided roughly $7 per voter to the city of Green Bay to manage the 2020 elections, rural counties in Wisconsin received approximately $4 per voter. The CTCL funds boosted Democrat voting Green Bay resources to $47 per voter while most rural areas still have the same $4 per voter. And similar funding disparities occurred near Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, Michigan, Dallas, Houston, and other cities that received tens of millions of dollars of CTCL money. I think what's important William to remember here and to point out is what happened in the areas that did not get CTCL funding as I understand it from your study from your research, the numbers stayed pretty consistent, very consistent to what happened in 2016.
GM cutting overtime shifts at two U.S. truck plants due to chip shortage
"Forcing General Motors to reduce overtime shifts at two assembly plants. The cuts will affect Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne Indiana plants, which produce a variety of pick up models from the Chevy and GMC brands. A total of three overtime shifts between both facilities will be removed this weekend. I'm Brian shook
Biden to unveil ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan
"Later today, President Biden will unveil his ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Make his pitch at a Pittsburgh facility where aspiring carpenters take on apprenticeships that often turn into union jobs. The plan is going to focus on physical infrastructure, bridges, roads, sewer systems and expanding broadband. Among other things, Biden characterizes it. As a jobs plan that he hopes will transform the economy. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here with some details. Hate him. Good morning. So what's in this plan? What do we know? They're calling it. The American jobs plan is you guys said about $2? Trillion, You know the transit bridges, roads broadband into rural areas. Also big spinning on the electric grid and sewer and water systems. You know, think about what happened in Texas earlier this year or what happened in Flint, Michigan, trying to avoid those types of things. Upgrading housing, schools, hospitals, Ah, lot of focus on union jobs and helping underserved communities, both rural and urban. You know, it's specifically talks about trying to entice manufacturers to areas affected by a loss of coal jobs on Del Ping address racial inequities by reconnecting neighborhoods that were cut off by previous highway building. This sweeping proposal is only part one, though next month Biden is set to propose investments in health care, child care and
Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting lawyers are seeking a thirty two percent of the six hundred forty one million dollar flint's tainted water settlement attorneys who negotiated a six hundred forty one million dollars settlement for victims of blood contaminated water in flint Michigan are asking a judge to set aside up to thirty two percent for fees and expenses for their work reading the poll thirty two percent would amount to two hundred two million dollars in fees and seven million dollars in expenses for dozens of attorneys who worked on the case in a typical personal injury case in Michigan attorneys get one third of settlements under terms of the settlement money will be available for every flint child who was exposed to the water every adult who can show injury certain business owners and anyone who paid water bills hi Mike Rossi up
"flint michigan" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"The law specifically to use in conducting some of these investigations. The local police of course depend on the fbi to look into seditious and violent extremist groups. The fbi really brings to public attention. These gunslingers and in a rare public statement during the twenty twenty election season christopher ray. The director of the fbi made it known that it was these white. Nationalist pose the biggest threat of terrorism to america's domestic tranquility during my many years. As prosecuting attorney in michigan. I developed a keanae on anything that looked like white nationalist groups in the flint area. The first reaction of many police and prosecutors is that these people are not brave or smart enough to carry out their delusions and fantasies. That would be a big mistake. They are all potentially dangerous. And there cannot be enough intelligence on these groups to guarantee the safety of the american people as referenced previously here the southern poverty law center and its founder. The fame civil rights attorney morris dees was my best national clearinghouse for tracking hate groups and white nationalist. They have provided monthly communications to prosecutors and police about activities of racist hate groups militia survivalists lewis now white nationalist gangs in a place like flint michigan. There is a large african american population or occasionally targets these hate groups especially in the suburbs of genesee. County granted not all hillbillies in flint michigan or skinhead nationalists narc lou klux klan members acts of violence against black people. Bhai white nationalist is not uncommon flint area in flint area that includes suburban communities like flint township grand blanc township the city of burton. These communities have seen an increase in the integration of their housing by minorities all of which were formerly lily. White communities just do a simple google search of flint. Or jesse county and reason white nationalist klu klux klan. And you'll see that even within the last year or two or three. They'll you'll see various attacks of vandalism. Effort said intimidation by some of these hate groups in flint. Michigan african american families in efforts to better themselves conard cross burnings on the lawns of homes of black families. The flint areas seen assaults and graffiti tagging with racially threatening hate messages group of out seven iii. Young white kids from flushing. Michigan tagged flushing park with an idea that they would specifically target in on a place where a black family was having a family reunion. In fact the first home i purchased in flint township michigan was documentation of such violence public parks such as flushing park all calculated to intimidate black people. In one instance this flint township is a bedroom community of flint. It was the fastest growing part of the flint. Area in the nineteen seventies in one thousand nine hundred eighty s. My new home in hunter's ridge subdivision. A typical suburban neighborhood would try level homes with attached garages and manicured lawns..
Can Claressa Shields Make Women's Boxing Must-See TV?
"Michael thanks so much for joining me again man. Yeah it's great to be back again twice in a little over a month of pretty honored at this point. Michael rothstein covers boxing for espn and is behind the scenes. Look at clarisa. Shield is journey to. This moment is out now on. Espn dot com. Well michael we are honored to have you back on the show as well because you have this piece. You just reported on clarisa shields. Who is the biggest star in women's boxing. Maybe ever and her event coming up tomorrow night. it's being called superwomen. Some are also calling it. Her story play on history. But i need you to explain to me. What exactly it is that makes all of this so historic well. It's a couple of things. Pablo i is. This clarisa shields is the headliner on a pay per view card and there hasn't been a women's fight. Headlining a paper view card. In twenty years. We're talking last time it happened. Was layla alley and jackie. Frazier light and I don't think anyone listening to this. Podcast probably would remember watching that fight because it's been that long but they went one step further and not only. Is it her headlining. This is a car completely full of women's fights there's four fights on the card and this is going to be friday in her hometown of flint michigan in front of a little under. Maybe two hundred fans because that's what michigan is allowing at this point in this audience is going to have to come through paper view and this is again for classes. Shields and for promoter mostly because this hasn't been done before so there's no metrics on this there is no read on buys would be good or bad all of this is her taking a big bet on herself and who should be fighting. She's fighting marie eve to care who is also undefeated and they feel like. It's going to be one of the best fight in women's boxing this year and probably the best fight. They could have made for clarisa shields. And that's one of the challenges. Foreclosure shields right is. She is so good that it's tough to find opponents that are worthy of are very similar in some ways to. What can alvarez going through on the men's side if you watch that fight on saturday night because they are most just dominant so there are a lot of ingredients their them going to bite into but first off. When was the last time we even saw clarisa shields in the ring so the last time we saw her was january twenty twenty and that was against ivana hobbies in and she won a unanimous decision. Not twin make story the fastest fighter men or female to win titles in three divisions and choruses shields is plan was to fight for times last year. This fight against murray you care was initially scheduled for may ninth covid and did that so then almost immediately once boxing started to maybe possibly come back her and her team wanted to be one of the first fighters back. They went to their partner at the time showtime and they said hey we would like to be on an early card but it just never happened. She had dates in september. She had dates in october. Then she was told. Hey you're not gonna fight on showtime at all in two thousand and twenty.
Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance
"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president
Judge gives preliminary approval to massive Flint water crisis settlement
"A federal judge is granted preliminary approval to a massive legal settlement stemming from widespread drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan, between 2014 and 2015. Steve Carmody of Michigan public radio reports. The state of Michigan, the city of Flint and to local businesses agreed to pay into a $641 Million fund to settle civil suits seeking compensation for health and property damage caused when improperly treated water damaged pipes, releasing, let another contaminants. Attorney Michael Pitt, co lead counsel for the plaintiffs, says some Flint residents worried they may not get what they deserve. Certainly those Concerns will be heard seriously by the court, and its adjustment is required. According to the opinion of the court adjustments will be made. Nearly 80% of the settlement is set aside for plaintiffs who were young Children or minors at the time of the crisis.
Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal
"Judge granting preliminary approval to a $641 million deal that would benefit people who live in Flint, Michigan that were harmed by lead contaminated water. The settlement includes more than $600 million from the state of Michigan. Although Flint, an area hospital and in engineering firm, also part of the agreements, the regulators first allowed Flint to use Flint River water back in 2014 2015. They fail to treat the water for corrosion of some pipes. Time
10 Trivia Questions on Fictional Sports Teams
"We're gonna jump into today's episode fictional sports teams. Give you the team. You tell me what franchise it is from here. We go fictional sports teams. I'll give you the name of the team. You tell me what franchise it's from might be a book a movie a tv show video game at cetera. Here's question number one. The springfield isotopes number one. The springfield isotopes. What franchise is that. From number one fictional sports teams number two that chug lee cannons number. Two the charlie cannons and question. Number three the rancho cain high. Toro's number three the rancho cain high. Toro's number three and number four mean machine number four mean machine followed by number five milwaukee beers number five the milwaukee beers question number six the flint michigan tropics number six the flint michigan tropics number six and number seven the south central louisiana state mud dogs number seven the south central louisiana state mud dogs three questions to go on fictional sports teams number eight. The washington sentinels number eight. The washington sentinels and number nine. The new new york. Mets the new new york mets. And your last one number ten district. Five in what franchise movie tv show etc. Would there be a fictional. Sports team called district five. Those are all of your fictional sports teams. Hopefully you were able to identify most of them. We'll be right back in just a second to see if you pulled it off. We are back with the answers to fictional sports teams. Let's see how you did number one. The springfield isotopes. That of course was the simpsons which makes sense because simpsons fan. Luke mckay wrote these questions. Thank you luke. For sending him to me number the canons. That is harry potter quidditch team. In harry potter that shuttling cannons number. Three the rancho. Cain high toro's that was bring it on the cheerleading movie. Bring it on. I'm received that on a date in eighth grade way back in the day. It's an okay movie number. Four mean machine. The longest yard that is from the longest yard mean machine number. Five milwaukee beers is basketball one of my favorite trey parker matt stone movies bastketball number six to flint michigan tropics semi pro semipro with will ferrell and woody harrelson. This is a movie nobody really talks about. But it's pretty funny. Semipro number seven d south central louisiana state mud dogs. That is the waterboy the water boy number eight the washington sentinels is the replacements a football movie the replacements number nine the new york mets is futurama. Futurama and number ten district five is from the mighty ducks franchise the mighty ducks. I don't know much about real sports but boy. I had fun hosting this one on fictional sports teams. Hope you had fun playing along. If you like the show lever of you get free stuff from me in the mail. Just let me know that you did it. By emailing ryan buds at g mail dot com. We have one more for you. Call the fact of the day and the fact of the day is before toilet. Paper was invented. americans used to use corn cobs. That's right nothing like an ice corncob to wipe your bum before toilet paper now. you know.
Ex-Michigan Gov. Snyder and others have been told they’re being charged in Flint water scandal
"Tonight, The Associated Press is reporting that former Michigan governor Rick Snyder Is going to be charged after a new investigation of the Flint Michigan water scandal. You might remember that the majority black city's water system was contaminated with lead. In 2014 and 2015, the AP says. In addition to the former governor being charged, Rick Snyder's health director and other former officials are going to be charged after a new investigation in Flint,
GM's Toxic Brownfield, the Flint River and Buick City
"Pieces is a chemical known to cause cancer flint municipal water processing. Plant is north of the city. Buick city brownfield site is more to the pollution story at the buick city brownfield site according to the us environmental protection agency. They determined buick. City contain soil and groundwater which includes under underground water supplies contaminated with various petroleum products and chemicals and metals some of the groundwork and the metals were talking about solvents in lead some of the groundwater under viewing city contains free floating petroleum products called l. n. a. p. l. this which is usually difficult to remove various contaminants have been identified at the site. Fifteen l. a. p. l. areas were found some with the p. c. b. chemical a group of toxic persistent chemicals used in electric transformers and capacitors insulating purposes and in gas pipeline systems as lubricants the sale and new use of. Pcb's were banned by law in nineteen seventy nine although large reservoirs of pcb's remain in the environment. Mind you in the seventies we contamination of pcb's in from midland and eventually the pcb's ended up in our food chain in michigan. And thus the law nineteen seventy nine. That banned the product altogether at the buick. City site soils also were contaminated with battles that means volatile semi volatile organic compounds which include thinners solvents as well as metal lead groundwater was contaminated with volatile organic compounds and semi volatile organic compounds. Again we're talking about thinners and in solvents and Other dissolved metals which was led which gets into the groundwater which at buick city has been contaminated by general motors. surface-water impacts are also present from storm sewer outfall. So that means that the solvents thinners and other other dissolved metals have been found in the storm sewer which is the drains that go off into the flint. P. fas impact is on the ground water. The storm water and the sanitary sewers. So we find the peaceful have completely overrun this place. It sounds like or at least an infected the entire water water system throughout that brownfield site. Now where does that leave us in flint. Where does that leave you. Wherever you may be sitting at certainly isn't good news to find out all this and how come it's being downplayed. I know we have an election coming up. We have the water crisis. Ongoing we have covid nineteen virus and we have a lot of other social problems in flint. Not the least of which is a high in from metality rate which ranks with any country in the third world the most viable site for future development in our area. Which is the buick city. Brownfield site appears to be a poison toxic wasteland now the city fathers and mothers area leaders want this site to become something beautiful. Want this to be one of the things that brings us out of our out of the city's doldrums in down in the dumps but this site until its environmental situation can be resolved will never be part of the solution for flint michigan. It's economic and employment problems. Thus those who work with this want to downplay the impact of its pollution not to let others and the outside world know that. It's a serious as it is. Because that would affect the marketing of the of the site again short-term goals long-term disaster As it stands today we only look at this as a marketing problem. I think it's time we look at it as a criminal problem. These people who have who have repeatedly and it's obvious this is repeated because it happened many places over a long period of time when the law ban certain chemicals and products and their duty to report it end to mediate it before. General motors went. Bankrupt is is something to give some thought to. Why didn't all that happen. And so when it comes to the buick city site a site that's Economy has impacted this region for decades. Environmental justice is needed for what has been discovered
Washington DC Environmental Film Festival presents virtual fall showcase
"Festival in the spring, and this week it presents a virtual fall showcase from November 12 to the 18th the fall showcase. Really, It's a way to support the films that we weren't able to back in the spring. Programming director Brad for Order is excited to show Okavango River of Dreams. It's a put it look at the Great River, The Okavango in Botswana. The river really is the main character. It's beautifully shot, really showing kind of what's at stake. Ik in terms of conservation there in Botswana and the feature documentary Flint. It's narrated produced by Alec Baldwin, the director's Anthony Baxter. And he spent about four years on the ground in Flint, Michigan, following following citizens citizens activists activists who who are are fighting fighting the the environmental environmental injustice injustice issues issues that that follow follow the the water water crisis crisis there, there, Jason Jason fairly fairly W W th th a a Penis. Penis. The The Collins Collins dictionary dictionary has
Fraternal Twins Murder Case: Echos of Cain & Able
"David melfi was a troubled young man who took an active role in the killing of his attorney brother and leaving him to die in his own. Blood michael melfi is twin was found in the basement of the family home in a pool of blood. David was charged and convicted first degree murder in march nineteen ninety five and the connection with the slaying of his brother. Michael david melfi found himself in an unusual role. He was both relatives of the victim. And the convicted killer. David malthus attorney neal's aibo told the genesee county jury. The david malfa horrible terrible judgment but he denied his client. David melfi killed his brother. Michael yet there was no evidence that david tried to help his brother. Michael who was stabbed forty five times. The jury heard the claim. The david malki was guilty of no more than being an accessory after the fact to a murder because he was not directly involved in the killing mel fees trial attorney cast doubt on an alleged accomplice in the brutal murder. His name was patrick again. Kenny who accepted a plea bargain and testified against mouthy at the jury trial in flint michigan. Can he plead to a second degree murder charge. He testified under oath that he and david melfi plan to kill michael melfi and other family members if necessary so they could take their family van and fleet of florida or texas kimmy told flint please detectors that michael malki was lured into the basement where he kenny tried to slid michael malfeasance throat but was unable to win. Michael began to fight back kenny. Then call david melfi to the basement to help him during the struggle. Patrick kennedy testified that the brother david melfi provided a knife and how down his twin brother as ken. Kenny stabbed him repeatedly. Forty five times in all it's a useful exercise to look back at the book of genesis chapter four and the new international version of the bible now able kept flocks and cain worked in the soil. And of course at time cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the lord enable also brought an offering fat portions from some of the first born of his. The lord looked with favor unable and is offering but kane but on cain and his offerings in not look with favor so cain was very angry and his face was downcast. Then the lord said to cain. Why are you angry. Why is your face. John kass do what is right. You will not be accepted but if you do do not do. it's right. Sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you but you must rule over it. Now cain said to his brother abel. Let's go out to the field while they were there in the field kane attacked his brother abel and killed them then the lord said to cain. Where's your brother able. I don't know he replied. And my brother's keeper the lord said what have you done. Listen your brother's blood. Cries out to me from the ground. It is downright spooky that the story of david and michael melfi is nearly identical to the first recorded murder found in the bible like cain. David melfi was jealous of his twin brother who had animosity towards his parents also like kane confronted by his father. Adam about the killing of his brother kane told his dad adam that his brother abel laid on the ground with many wounds kane told his father he was not sure that he inflicted any of wounds especially fatal ones simple terms. Cain denied the obvious and he refused to accept responsibility for the death of his brother abel. This was not just to his father but to god who confronted him and punished him with isolation unfathomable to me donder. Stand that high school. Kids could demonstrate such talapity this new age case of cain and abel still shocks me today
FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'
"The FBI is now investigating bogus robo calls that warned voters across the country to stay home to be safe a senior homeland security official tells reporters a federal investigation is under way into anonymous robo calls that have picked up in the final days before the election some calls featured a computerized female voice saying time to stay home stay safe and stay home and although the election isn't specifically mentioned some who receive the calls say it feels like voter suppression a tracking company reports there were ten million calls just in the month of October and more were reported this week and this appears to be a sophisticated effort meanwhile a different batch of robo calls was reported in flint Michigan falsely telling voters they should wait until Wednesday because of long lines Jackie Quinn Washington
Obama lends a hand as Biden and Trump launch final campaign blitz
"Barnstorming battleground states. I'm joking here on Fox News, the presidential campaigns packing in all the events they can in the last few days before the election, Mr President Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Former Vice President Joe Biden Man, his former boss, President Obama, campaigning in Detroit and Flint, Michigan ahead of Tuesday's vote, belief in hard work and family and faith, the belief that everybody counts. That's who Joe is. President Trump with four stops crisscrossing the state of Pennsylvania. Joe Biden was shut down your economy, Wipe out your factories and shut down your state. Ship your jobs to China. Raise your taxes. The president with 10. More campaign stops planned in two days ending where he wrapped up his campaign in 2016, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday night Boxes. Jeff Man, also
Trump, Biden campaign continue to duel in swing states
"It's been a day of dueling events in some important swing states for the Trump and Biden campaigns. Joe Biden as concrete plans and policies in Flint, Michigan. Former President Obama for the first time joining Joe Biden on the campaign trail, promising on day one, a national mandate scoring social dissident testing. Tracie, the pair also stumping in Detroit in Pennsylvania. Way win Pennsylvania. It's over. President Trump in one of four stops there today, predicting a red wave coming because I was elected to fight for you and I fought harder for you than any president in Pennsylvania and Michigan considered key battleground states boxes. Jeff Man,
"flint michigan" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Small business for personal tax issues. Or if you just want a good C P A. He's my CEPA, and he's incredible. He is a blessing 800 to 8 his number by the ways 214 214. Don't call my number over here. You won't. I'm not gonna help you texted you on my health, but his numbers to 14 to 148 to 14 to 14 to 148 to 1 for Oh, good. Iris prop dot com Iris pierrot be dot com. So let me take Mark's Cole and then I'm going to play the audio of Thie. Off the current Michigan, A Flint, Michigan City Council member who's black, Lifelong Democrat who is that for the first time is voting for a Republican and that's trump and you have to hear what he says. It's so good that I pulled Several pieces of audio from it. It's powerful. It's beautiful, and it's wonderful. We'll get to that coming up in just a moment. But first, let's go to mark in Flower Mound who's called in Hunter actively under FBI investigation That's revealed tonight and second of all, Michigan is the alarm bells are being sounded off by congresswoman Democratic congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Michael Moore. And to follow Guardo poll says 3% up in Michigan. I think we're going to win. I think we're not gonna have a Y two k. I think we're everything melts and we have problems. I think we're going to win by Better margin than last time. Not a lance like maybe, but I don't think so at all. I just think we're going to win by Biden went to Minnesota today. That was not on the docket. He went there because he's like Holy crap. It's too close. Always the way but I went there today. Okay, so Yeah, nobody points. He's going there. He's going there. So He was supposed to go there. He's going there because right roll RRR Astro. Remember all we need to win. He is either Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania. Any wins assuming hold the other regular Republican states. If you wins Minnesota, then it's like then it's going to be more of a landslide. I don't necessarily think it's going to Mondale, um, where he wins his own home statements it but by the way, remember Al Gore lost his home state? I love that. You got. I'm from lax tight. My daddy was offender of the air. I'm in a hell for male. Yes, By the way, I heard the great one earlier. These people really do hate us. I mean, they really do hate us. And I think that the country with the whatever I'm guesstimating, 30 or 40% of the country, still not voting it. By the way, you don't vote if you're on the side If you don't vote early, if you're undecided, understand that That's there's no question. It's unequivocal. So don't worry. I'm telling you the truth. Don't worry. There's 10% undecided. Not too not the 5 to 7%. They are not going to want to go with Joe Biden with the whiff of the investigation with Hunter and him and 33% 33.1% GDP in the lowest applications for jobless in seven months and didn't come home. I got this. I got to say this because this is like this is it? This is the one thing that stuck in my head that you've gotta hear, Biden says. We're going to build back better, right Bill back. How you gonna build back better after there's no higher record in the history of this country and 33.1% growth. What do you do, Joe? Gonna make 50% GDP growth 7500% GDP. Oh, how come on. Build back better. You don't know how you've had 47. But you understand you understand You can't get higher than 33.1. It's never been done. It just happened. And he's going. I'm going to do it the better. No, It's if the poor guy the poor guy. The poor guy. So I think he's we're having we're in a real problem for this poor guy. And I think we are gonna win 802 a day We had two lines open 800 to 8 AP 800 to 889227 Mark in flower Mound You're on w B A P high marks. Hey, Chris. How to go on that answer a list for years Band. You're entertaining will listen to you. Thank you. Hey, The question I have is last election back in 2016 with Clinton and Trump. It seems the polls shut down around midnight, one o'clock and never figure out why My brother lives in Michigan. And that's what I was watching to see What is bitch again. Gonna report their final numbers, and they never seem to until the next day. Did we ever find out what happened there? I don't know to just be direct with you. But I will tell you this. I think the key is here's why, I think we're not gonna have the problems with Pennsylvania or Michigan. Because I think the the percentage of the vote count is going to be so high. You know, you and I are sitting here and I guarantee you, you and I both have no idea how this happens. I guarantee because I'm not gonna pretend we're sitting here like 1% of the vote counting and then I'll suddenly they check it off is one right. What the heck? How did they? How did they know went from one or 2% toe like that way a win? Well, there's obviously some kind of a mathematical equation, right? I don't know what it is. Based on the numbers, right, Like like, okay, there's no way numerically that you can win. Right? So I think that's gonna happen at a certain point, and it might be very late in the night. But I think a ce far as you know, 10 11. I don't know what but I think it's going to be too high. And I think, knowing the math on the electoral college, I don't know it intimately, obviously, but knowing the math on the Electoral college and then if he just wins Pennsylvania Or if he just wins Michigan and holds the other normal states. And, you know, I mean, the only ones one of the three in the Rust belt are in the Midwest. Then it's over on DH, so you could see it earlier than you know, Midnight. I'm not saying it's going to happen, but I think it's I think we're gonna have a winner. The night of may be a 12. Maybe it one, maybe two. But I think we're going to have a winner and I think it's going to be because he wins not by 40,000 votes in Pennsylvania or 44,000. But he wins by maybe 250,000. And you know they're putting the ballots air coming in from male from the idiots who respect because Senate passed the deadline there, actually putting in a separate pile. So the thing if number one, if which is smart, because if the court Get involved, You know, then they have a separate pile of knowing what's what in number two. If the numbers add up where there's no way those that pile extent can over extended then that you won't have to worry about going into overtime with the votes that arrived after the deadline that they arguing about, you know that the courts ruled that Khun stay in saying I know you're right, man. I don't know. Why is it that he's bailing balance going later date? They could return them by if they had all this time of early voting. Why is that? Mercer. That's it. You know why? I don't know. You know why the Supreme Court stood down. They stood down because it's too close. They don't want to mess with anything went to this close the rule afterwards. And who knows? Maybe a little throw out the ones afterwards. I don't know, but they just don't want to meddle with anything, no matter what, when there's six days left. And so the Democrats pulled a fast one late enough on DH. I'm sure I'll freak out if it doesn't go the way I'm telling you, but nonetheless I'm okay..
"flint michigan" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
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"One, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, nine is what I discovered. Okay I. Didn't know the only two years old ben so. But yeah. That's where stevie wonder the four tops. The motown acts all performed while the four tops to. Yes. Missed them. Were Yeah and. So in the early days, stevie wonder would have played in that Shell not in some larger. Right. So a very, very intimate, very intimate. Setting. The dance. It was a teen dance. He played drums and harmonica and sang. Did you ever meet him? Yes. I blind person I ever met. OKINA person was he? I didn't get to spend any time with them. but you know he he seemed to be quite the gentleman. I think that's true I think he is still. Just a little older reports. From Nineteen fifty-nine I was bad at math but. Now he was would've played later snap because I. Remember Him I don't have. To, and then my notes tell me that in nineteen sixty, four things moved along and then. Don Brewer played in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, four at that stage or. Stages. The Jazz. Masters. With Tennis Masters Masters. Now Don Brewer for those of you that aren't from Flint that are listening to this from California. We have we have audience in Ireland. Radio. Free Flint. Started in my. Little Front Room here in the. In the Huron, national forest. Is Hurt in Ireland of all places I can't believe. Don Brewer by the way is later became part of the grand funk railroad which was. which was one of the better known bands ever come out of the Flint area. Also smokey Robinson and the miracles. They played in nineteen sixty four. Dad. Menu. they're still going by the way. Did you know that the miracles? S is to. Give you a little attributed. The miracles have as their lead singer singer. Now, who posted Elliot does sound like smokie. He's the guy can't think his name right off the top of my head but he's actually a flint guy. I don't know I think there's one miracle left. Some like that. And they used to play the jazz festival in. Detroit. Okay. So last person was Terry night, of course, who was the infamous a musician in ultimately he became a promoter himself to near manager is a man of Jack Manner Manage Grand. Funk. He'll. That's right. And they didn't have a good relationship at the end I don't think. Did you know him very well? No, not well at all no. And then back in the day but I wouldn't today. Now, then there was a fellow by the name of Peter C Cabinet came along. Who is he? Was He was probably the best promoter. That that ever came to flint or possibly anywhere else. As zany as he was, he had A. Businessman side to him. That was always in control. and. He was just a delight to be around even as a kid he was always a delight. He he's a smart guy. A Smart Smart Guy Peter Sees Day job at that time. Was Working at W. TAC radio. He did the morning show I believe. And so was really a disc jockey that that ended up. Expanding his career in conjunction with your dad. Yes. So what's your dad think of this Guy Peterson cabinet? There was a mutual admiration between the two of them I've heard Peter, say several times he thought my father was a kindest person he ever known. In My Dad certainly certainly respected and loved him. Very, good working relationship. Or see is is He's living in California. I believe now now. Cincinnati. He moved from California up two years ago I think. Okay got a daughter in this area in the Detroit area. He's got a daughter further south on the I. Seventy Five Corridor in one in Cincinnati. So. Okay now, Peter see being the ultimate promoter of the day that was before a. ticketmaster. Right. What you know you know gene. In reading up on this subject. A Lotta guys who played Sherwood forest still talk about Peterson Cavanaugh as being someone who was just remarkable person who gathered people. And created something. Beautiful. It. Is, an amazing person he is I still talk to Mary once in Awhile So. What what was significant repeater see? The DJ? Is He in nineteen sixty nine nate tell me he made a deal with your dad what was that? I don't know. I was twelve years old at the time. I don't know any of the particulars of the details but my understanding is that w TAC had an exclusivity? You know and he would handle the promotions. So. They struck a deal. Really don't know the details. They struck some kind of deal. Anyway we know that and and. became the sponsor nineteen, sixty nine, and from there things started to roll. Yes And it was rock and roll at that point, right? Father that's the year my father built the You know what he used to call the. Newhall. You know the larger of the reception halls. Now. Let's go back to your dad here for a minute This concert venue. was quite large. The. What made it? What made it such a fun place as it was such a great expanse. Don't you think? The size helped. Yeah. How many acres company acres was it to know? Just shy of two hundred. And and your dad never really saw this as someplace that was going to be a concert venue. Not Originally now. It was. My interpretation of it on my father being Amana. Few.
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Interview With RZA Of The Wu-Tang Clan
"Tell me about this movie. Why? Why? Why this movie now cutthroat city to War Katrina Shamikh it the trailer is amazing. Tell me about this movie long. Hamas. Start talking about the movie without sandbox La Brother a long time acknowledging your hairstyle. Acknowledging each other's beards. Dante Very Long. I haven't cut anything in a while you have accrediting theater while. If you want to acknowledge you the first two time guest on this show. So I appreciate that Bongbong Quantity without grades I got breaks down so That's how we doing anyway a man's treasure to. Talk to you again but this film right here. This is like our this is me really conti myself down as a filmmaker. Based in New Orleans after. Noted with aftermath, of Hurricane Katrina. You Watch. These four young men who have always asked rations in charge of desperation. And desperation. Lead. US down the rabbit hole. Was We all know? And hopefully, the goal of the for me as a filmmaker is spire. Out The desperation what could be desperation? Trauma Nation. And that's kind of you know. Kind of summarize the. Trying to do here. That's what the film is aiming to show. I know you're a student of film. So what are the films that are most inspiring your vision of this one like it did you make a mood board or at least in your mind you're like I wanna take a piece of this piece of this a piece of this and make it my own like what is what is what are the fathers of this? And it is definitely I'll. Be, honest with you small struggle with no in class struggle as young black men in our neighborhood. Movie You saw the Cina. Right I experienced things that he trauma neighborhood apart unanimity and also experienced myself in A. Good Adelaide. And a lot of not getting out and so when I got screenplay got invite the screenplay was led by my buddy all. Ready. ACCOST Hurricane Katrina was a tragic thing for. Country, you know we have to your anniversary of the right now and it thanks don't seem to change much in this country right? A sense of. How fasteners? Post the black community or the community more, it hurts other communities because see right now the fan denic, right but even if this story was set. In Flint, Michigan would water was bad or Saturday Chicago is south bothers is going through the struggles. Or set right on Staten Island Faulk, hill either either place. Is destroyers relevant but this one is set a Katrina and and these guys may turn to that desperation. It becomes. A high school, it will lead the films that kind of. Inspired like you know like feelings I'll turn to. I think John Singleton Boys Hood was a great example of somebody trying to get out. Get the situation, the neighborhood itself what the situation was under holding a man I thought John Degree Job John. Nash Story. You Go back to F Gary Gray or set it off. You know what I'm. Trying. To figure out, you know
Michigan announces $600 million Flint water crisis settlement
"State of Michigan reaches a settlement with residents over the water crisis in Flint. Michigan. Attorney General Data Nestle confirming Fox News reporting of a $600 million settlements, with a majority of the money going to residents of Flint to settle claims in the wake of the water crisis that began in 2014 after the city switch from Detroit water to untreated water from the Flint River, which was corrosive and leeched lead from the city's aging pipes into Flint's drinking water. Rain thousands. It's my fervent hope that we can begin the process of closing one of the darkest, most painful chapters in our state's history. More details of the settlement expected when the deal is finalized over the coming months.
"flint michigan" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"What what has submitted such a special place. Well one thing you know back then you most families who a mom and Dad I don't remember to any of kids that grew up with. It came from divorced families so he got a mom and dad in that home and usually the dad was the breadwinner and mom was June cleaver staying at home and that was the traditional family thing so I think that really added to the support. The kids had if you went up to a baseball game. He saw parents on the sidelines. You out or there's a way game. You see Paris trying their kids to the game so the parental support in the in allow the flint community especially the Freeman. School area was tremendous in really I. I mentioned mentor Louis. My Dad was my number one brochure. Now asking if you had any advice for the people of lent somebody will take. What might that be? Well don't lose faith. Don't give up see what you can do to make the community better Don't just complain. If it's a matter of giddy about politically being a volunteer at a school running for a school board position running through the city council be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. I think that's the big thing in stay in Flint Flint. But a lot of friends that we've got the exodus says I know a lot of people support flint in look somebody supporters. None of Limb Flynn anymore but they they love flint grew up in flint and the really Brag About Flint. But they don't live in. Flynn so I guess we need to keep the ones we try to get them to move back trying to this project at least bring Flynn to them for the mid. And maybe they'll get inspired by people like you skip. Marvin I can talk to you for a long time I I met you on. That hard surf missed field out near the Kinley school when you were high school senior and you're trying to teach me. Hardly a fullback. GonNa work get I did I did. I help you know no I. I wish I had a few moves I didn't have the speed stays and then after I on seen what was happening with linear all great players played Nazi mark. Ten of them into Division One. Ncaa Division One football think. They beat our team like nine nothing or something and I realized that made me. Baseball's was more my sport. And so that's kind of ood folded. But I still play golf in. I and I love sports as you do and I wanna say this. I'm be apple. Many people out there who are nothing but the highest the hidden. The vote needs to be of limestone you when I backed all the things that I've done so they're appealing like you were disobeyed rockall that Tom. I admire what you've done. I know you enjoy retirement and keep keep my beloved southbound lacks. I'll try to get it just still downstream in school were used to. I was talking Jeff Nancy other day and he talked about some of those sandlot football games we had and he said that toughen him up to play football in high school baseball and go on to play semi professional ball and Professional. While we had some we had some tremendous players. That would would join up on a Sunday afternoon. Kinley entering and And some of those kids were around playing college and Jeff the other day was reminiscent about Bob. Krause and Famer some say the best athlete to compromise area mentioned this one hell of an athlete. But you know that also ended my career because I injured and I had surgery so Dr Christians and came. I have tell him. The unfortunate news was that I couldn't continue to practice with his team because I had to read of that injuries. So in any event on next time I'll have you interviewed me and I'll tell my story else good to me. Take care skin stay inside. Hopefully you'd give that advice. Everybody's listening please stay at all just a little bit longer and to be that much longer hopefully off for now this is Radio Free Flint your host Arthur Bush guests. Today's give you wish you a very nice day bye..
"flint michigan" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Wounded strict. But they're coming from other places diliah today. What is it that makes this area such a high gross zone mcnew will professional athletes? I think it goes back to the elementary schools. When you're giving good guidance and direction learn the fundamentals there sports refined these skills at the middle school and high school level and that was one thing as community school directors. We all had sports teams. That are elementary school and we got these kids in the Fourth Fifth Sixth Street and Adam. Planning flag football at employing. You're organized basketball. Had them playing US baseball? Or whatever and We just don't have that as much anymore. Hey tribute allow those athletes. Have you looked back into the past? They had some very good guidance and coached not just at the high school level but going all the way back to elementary school. Skip when you were coming along in Flint or some near mentors? Oh Gosh so my mentors shoot Dan. Katie was definitely one of my mentors. Vince Olszewski who was a principal. South Western was one of my mentors in guys that I worked with John. Clothier scillies guys. Who had been school director before I got there? They really helped bring me along and and it helped me because you always had support. If you had a problem you call one of those guys up and sure enough. It helps salvage. They'll there's a a to too. Many dimensions Farzaneh Mentor Sir. It anybody I came into contact with who had more experience than I tried to learn from them. Just like when I worked for Ron Barnett. As assistant principal bill one of the greatest principles I had worked for and so I learned a lot from him as how to be an administrator to work with staff how to be a leader in the I think I've just pick the best one the biggest ones I got to mention him was Bob Leach. He was my football coach. Affairs State Very Very. Dig Mentor for me. I really enjoy playing football him. And as you know. He coached Central for a number of years and he went on to which affair state anyone to coach the St Louis Cardinals as assistant coach in pro football now at the APP. Pharisees said it was undefeated gene and who were some of your teammates that we might know all coach Leach. Recruiter LIFTS LINEAR Tommy. Hamlet was an all American that year he played a foot northern graduated sixty eight year. Alfred Sturdy Defensive Andy to solve Bester Dave Gardy came back he graduates sixty five. Marine Corps Court went to Vietnam came back and played at Ferris. Ho shooters suck I think. They're I countered by eight or ten kids from the flint. Schools about other fibers suspects from the parochial schools. The Played Richie Green from Atherton Alec Kennedy from Davidson Tomlin root for traffic. Don't Miss Anybody. But we just got our fifty year reunion of undefeated teams and twenty thirty. The guys came back was really really need. Some of our players teammates passed on bin. Laden are still around and we swap stories and we were always better now than we were back. Then you know that goes for sure for really hersher now Skip new grew up in in a neighborhood in the south end limp and just as locks had at near with this radio. Frequent project that I undertaken. We're doing personal history interviews. A seems like I got stuck in that neighborhood for some reason and I've interviewed some pretty interesting people. How would you describe that that neighborhood?.
"flint michigan" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"While that was the lifeblood of schools for a number of years we provide all kinds of programs and activities or people look community from pre-schoolers all the way up to senior citizens we help goes the elementary middle school athletic teams To provide the kids was good. Clean Wholesome Athletics Keystone. Things like sports when ship teamwork working hard. All those things that you learn sports and we we also did the Flynn Olympian USA Games in the summer. Which is the biggest program in Flint for a number of years for kids to participate in So that pretty much wraps it up. I mean we were kind of like the do everything Kinda got. We wore the white hat. We reminded great opportunities for kids adults and I enjoyed that job. Probably more than any job I've ever read. So the the canoes games were something else And that tradition in Flint. Still Continue. Doesn't it does it? Does it sure does? And they've tied in with the body cream foundation and the Bobby Krim combinations. Now one of the major sponsors of the Flint Olympian Canoes Games of the flint schools. No longer kind of overseas that pretty much under the guidance of the Bobby Krim Foundation. And they've got a lot more resources and things to provide that The schools just couldn't provide anymore so that is essentially a partnership between City Hamilton Ontario. And those in city of Flint and then families and individuals competing against families individuals and the other Country Rain The big part of that more than the competition. Was that when you go to Canada and participate. There's an athlete. You live in the home of another raft fleet who you're probably competing against so fellowship goodwill international relations that you developed in more so than the competition course. You Always WanNa be Canada but again winning or losing was the most important thing. The most important thing was developing those relationships with another country people from another country and it was. It was fun. Great Times now. That program has been ongoing for how many years you know yes started a pretty sure. Nineteen fifty seven and so they pass their fiftieth anniversary was in two thousand and seven in so yet thirty about sixty for years now. They've been going strong and flint and the community. School Director explained some explained to the listeners. What a community school director does. What were your activities when your food all sure? There's all kinds of activities preschool. Reading Art. Three and four year old Adult High School completion class sought recreation activities. Men's Club Teen Club Providing Open night for women to come and play volleyball or senior. Citizen's come in and square dance in. Sit and play cards. Have a good time have potlucks of gathering place. The community school was the haven is the lifeblood of each individual community and when we had to start closing schools in flint. That was probably my hardest decision. You're probably misleading. And when I was a flint board member was having to close schools. We close schools other schools. The communities depended on those schools or those activities for that place to go and gather and when you star closed community schools they lost sense of community and you start seeing some of these communities deteriorate as a result so I I kind of I kind of tie loss of the community education program per se with the musical directors in in in the Not really deterioration and wants to flint. But in your not people exit slam they The suburbs look for different things to do because we just couldn't provide the same things that they used to provide. You grew up in the city. I'm south into flint near Freeman school. What were an example? Some of the activities. You -ticipant it as a youngster. Okay why I grew up Actually Lincoln School. I was Lincoln School for kindergarten through fifth grade. In that time of the I know I know the Caribbean Community School director that I came into contact from the fifties. All the way up till the sixties was in. Bob Shaw Lincoln and I late. They're the ones that taught me how to gosawx. Worcester by Chagrin. I learned how to golf. At in the fourth and fifth grade. At Lincoln School I then moved onto sixth grade. We moved on in the neighborhood of Freeman School in the community order. The director was Mel Herald. And we had Bob Callous and Nick Dick McMillan of the musical director for a number of years and I went onto McKinley and Joe Fisher was communicable director. There then on to South Western. Dante was the community school. Rector and then I later became school record. Southwestern was kind of neat going full circle like that Dan Keating became the director and chief engineer community schools..
"flint michigan" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Past weekend more than a hundred drinking water activists some from as far away as Kenya in Guatemala matter the century old church in Detroit to them the supreme court's decision was welcome news this is giving gives me so much that's Anthony deus co founder of new Jersey's Newark water coalition his group is dealing with that city's issues over lead contaminated water he suspects some government officials have been less responsive in part because they didn't fear legal actions against them personally but now they know that they don't have that freedom to fall back on it's going to make them nervous is going to make him scared and now we can apply pressure to get the things that we want for flip residents seeking resolution civil claims now seem to be the best path initially fifteen state and city officials were indicted on criminal charges ranging from the collective duty to involuntary manslaughter but prosecutors cut deals with seven defendants in last year drop charges against the rest it remains unclear if anyone will ever face trial for the flint water crisis and that frustrates flint president clear McClinton the people in flint in terms of justice holding people accountable and compensation we are batting zero unless a settlement is reached it's likely a trial on the damage claims won't take place for at least another year meanwhile paper mark six years since once water source was switched in the years since the crisis funds water quality has improved and is now comparable to other cities but many here still don't trust that the water flowing through their taps is safe to drink for NPR news I'm Steve Carmody in flint Michigan.
"flint michigan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Its hometown of flint Michigan and communities around the world more it mocked dot org this is fresh air and if you're just joining us my guess is Peggy Orenstein and after reading about girls teenage girls young girls for about twenty five years she has a new book about boys called boys and sex young men on hook ups love porn consent and navigating the new masculinity you read that you were struck by how much more willing and able queer boards were than straight ones to negotiate sexual consent what what if some of the differences you found yeah that was something that was a big surprise and a big take away from me was that gave boys were so much more willing and able and capable to negotiate the terms of their sexual experiences with their partners and that's partly because you know they sort of have to because what's going to happen it's not necessarily obvious but they were always so befuddled by the resistance among straight guys to doing that because they would say you know if we're talking about it it means you know we're gonna have sex and that's great why would you think that was a bad thing so listening to them was was really educational and think was release office rickets and what what Dan savage who is a columnist writes about sex talk says is therefore magic words that gay guys use in a sexual encounter which is what are you into and the beauty of that phrase is that it's a truly open ended question it's not a yes or a no to set of possibilities that is predetermined or decided by the other person but it's a conversation and that's ultimately what one is aiming for in this whole discussion of consent is to make sex a conversation that people can have both you know not just for the legality of it but so that it will be a more mutually gratifying experience for everybody involved you have a whole chapter about how can we raise boys to be better man what you mean by better man and what are some of the suggestions that you have when you talk about better man in I think it's a really exciting task and to be able to raise guys who are compassionate and egalitarian and respectful of boundaries and capable of connection and vulnerability and love and who can sustain relationships and who are happier and more fulfilled themselves you know and writing the check was really interesting for me because in the past in my books I have in a final chapter always profiled somebody or gone into some situation that would sort of exemplify the values or ideas that I was trying to get across on but I have not been writing about teenagers and sex for nine years and I felt like I could come out behind the curtain a little bit and have a little more to say and talk about the ways that having these conversations with I know for a lot of parents who would rather poke yourself in the eye with a fork then speak directly to your son about sex and probably he would rather put himself in the eye with a fork as well but we really don't have the luxury and this current culture of silence because if we don't talk to our kids the media is going to educate them for us and we are not going to love the results so you know because about poison sacs your previous book was about girls and Saxon we're talking about teenagers and you've also been very alert to the meat to movement and I'm wondering how the combination of all of that if that's leads you to recalculate some of your own teenage experiences in your experiences in your twenty S. and if you've reinterpreted some of the experiences that you've had I think we all have I was actually just having this conversation yesterday with a friend and her college age daughter about this and my friend was saying do you think it's really worse now than it was when we were young and civil there so many things that we just accepted as the price of admission as as women when we were younger I found a notebook that I had come from a college English class when I was writing notes back and forth with a friend about another friend who had gone over to a male professors house and he had essentially attempted to assault her and my response was not oh my gosh you know we have to report this Geyer who in a war this is totally unacceptable my friend and I were running back and forth about this other girl and saying what did you think was going to happen if you went along to a professor's house I told her not to do that well what did she expect you know I mean that was just the orientation back then was that it was on us as girls again not to be assaulted as opposed to being on men not to us all your daughter is in her late teens right she sixteen so did writing about poison sex make you worry more about your daughter we have a policy that I no longer talk about my daughter in public so I can't really say too much about her but I will say this having done these two books has allowed me to learn how to have these conversations and my daughter and I talk in ways that I never would have dreamed of talking with my own parents and that in some ways I never would have dreamed I would have been able to talk like with my own daughter so it has been a real boon to me as a parent to do this work because I learned how to do it and I think that ultimately she will benefit by that I can see her benefiting by the thank you are seen thank you so much for talking with us thank you for having me Peggy Orenstein is the author of the new book boys and sex young men on hook ups love porn consent and navigating the new masculinity after a break our TV critic David Bianculli we'll review tonight's sneak preview of NBC's new musical comedy series is always extraordinary play list this is fresh AIR WNYC is supported by damn presenting Medea written and directed by Simon.
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"Puts in Scarface you know I'm the guy that you know they point their finger at I'm the bad guy on the bag do I mind that no I'm not at all from the streets of flint Michigan there was one time that I saw a high school friend of mine getting out of his car coming into the store front I I was embarrassed so I turned around jump back behind the bullet proof glass I shut the door and hit the corner until the transaction was done I felt badly his chart was very long a you know any other customer was fun I don't know I don't know what to say then a few weeks later he came in and I was there I brought him back caught up with them eventually and said Hey you got to stop doing this you gotta stop coming in here every week we need to get you out of this financial trap I made arrangements to get him out of that but Phil found out that right after his friend left is paid a store the friend walked into the competitors just around the block to apply for another loan Wally felt bad he still continued running his business and let the good times roll and then another expected thing happened the governor of Michigan started cracking down on the industry calling for reforms to change their interest rate from a flat sixteen fifty per hundred to fifteen dollars per hundred than fourteen than thirteen and so on this would mean a twenty percent drop in revenue for Phil's investors so we thought it I tried I tried really hard I donated a lot of money I bought new clothes I spent every waking moment fighting against this law but I mean I had I don't know I half a dozen stores partners close their doors before the law even went into effect there like we can't make money doing this but as hard as he tried he claims that the governor cut a deal with bill's biggest competitor the.
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"To make the flint Michigan K. nine calendar they were wonderful as always they must behave quiet you know what if anything that helps them I'm I'm more than willing to I'm willing to do for them surgeon Tyrone blue says they have to get creative because funding is very limited for the canine unit for the canine units all the money that they have raised from the canine calendar which by the way the exact same pictures that you would see in fact the the hot police officer the hot firefighter calendar the doctor like later the card it's just terrible so this scene drag go hi and and sunny will now be outfitted with canine bullet proof vests in twenty twenty goal all right so just from the corner okay no I could talk show do you like what do you think Seattle has become bases loaded subject do you like with Seattle's become tell us about that at nine eight nine seven three do you like Seattle has become for talk about that because Seattle is one of the most change cities in a decade so if you like the changes you see not eight nine seven fits come up as good a carport now from Tracy Taylor lined up for drivers right now on south on a five five the highway eighteen now for the few Oliver bridge from an earlier so all that is now cleared out of the way we're looking at some heavy traffic on north on I five for those of you that are headed out towards the shoreline a big line up outside of the U. district and heading out to about the county line I still don't find anything blocking just a very very slow drive as we get closer to Mountlake terrace so making that real time to travel time that from a Seattle to have right at about seventy five minutes drivers are still looking at about a thirty seven minute commute from Seattle the federal way if you're going from federal way to see a rather federal waited to call them an extra thirty five minutes we'll take a look at the theory delays then it sounds like we have a crash on a First Avenue south in Soto that could be an issue more on that at five oh three radio real time traffic entry at metro the best deal in wireless is on switch to metro and give one full Amazon prime membership included every month plus get two free phones from top brands like Samsung LG with huge HD screens all with two lines for just.
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"In flint Michigan approve the contract this week with just over sixty percent of the five thousand workers giving the tentative deal a thumbs up happy that the plan staying open but workers in cities like Chicago Cincinnati in Pontiac Michigan have voted the deal down our pay does not it's not the same as everybody else's pay workers in Lordstown Ohio we're GM recently shattered a factory expected to also voted down an unofficial tally from the full membership is expected Friday afternoon Ryan burl ABC news and it's now ten forty six on WBZ firefighters in California battling destructive wildfires near San Francisco and Los Angeles as crews in cinema county are surveying damage from the Kincaid fire outside one of the forty nine structures reported destroyed by this fire right here on the ground the fire appears to be way up in the mountains of cinema county will those vicious winds dying down will be an advantage to firefighters trying to get a handle on it but it is a race against time more high winds expected soon with more red flag warnings coming will read ABC news cinema county California it's now ten forty seven Attorney General of William Barr has now started a criminal investigation into the investigation and wound up launching the Russian probe meaning bar is going to be looking into the people work forms appointed Attorney General William Barr has been skeptical of that probe since taking office I think there's a spying did occur yes I think spying did occur bird authorize long time prosecutor John during to conduct a review to see if the initial investigations and court approves surveillance was done by the book now word first reported in The New York Times and confirmed by A. B. C. news that bars giving during the power to conduct a criminal investigation giving him the power to compel witnesses to subpoenas and the ability to seek a grand jury ABC justice correspondent Pierre Thomas it's now ten forty eight the trump administration has revealed far more migrant children were forcibly separated from their families than was previously known the government said in court yesterday an additional one thousand five hundred and fifty six families were separated before the administration so called zero tolerance he went into a fact it previously identified two thousand eight hundred and fourteen families separated under zero tolerance so all told that means more than forty three hundred families were separated before a judge ordered the practice stopped the ACLU which is suing the government things that number could be even higher we may find out there were.
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"Society in its hometown of flint Michigan and communities around the world more it might dot org and by the listeners of KQED. sunny skies today with high temperatures from the low sixties to the mid seventies it should reach sixty seven later on today in San Francisco the time now is eight forty six. it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king and I'm David green Donald Trump is only the third American president in the modern era to face the prospect of impeachment so what the president to do just a warning here there's language in the story that some listeners may find offensive is imperative for conflict the presidential historian Timothy Naftali says that Richard Nixon was always uncomfortable in the public layer Richard Nixon to begin with was an introvert and the stress produced by the impeachment inquiry made him even more introverted he retreated into the residence of the White House Nixon famously started talking to portraits of long dead presidents Dan Aykroyd played a self pitying Nixon on Saturday Night Live well aid you were lucky they shot you. president Clinton surround himself with religious leaders in private and in public too I agree with those who have said. that in my first statement after I testified I was not contrite enough. I don't think there is a fancy way to say that I have sent president trump marches to his own beat yesterday trump tweeted out an exchange with fox news is John Roberts I love that question thank you John at that press conference trump made unfounded allegations against a whistleblower and against the chairman of the house intelligence committee well I think it's a scandal that he knew before I go a step further think you probably helped write it for his tweet trump took the feed from the conservative one American network which lavishes preys on the president so trump makes wild claims news networks broadcast them then he picks up a clip of his remarks from a new site the never challenges him and tweets it to sixty five million Twitter followers he's tweeted feverishly since the impeachment process started transmitting caustic adds his own charge rhetoric in fiery circuits fox news is a frequent touchstone as our loyalists from other outfits trump retweeted brake parts online poll ninety seven point eight three percent of respondents said yes they stand by trump going by his tweets the president has been seeking solace invoices that endorses every move I'm trying to think of people in modern life let go from tears to rage to self love it's just very hard to think of someone who's as email as he is and he's just such an open book that's Virginia Heffernan she is host of Slade's podcast series trump cast it's like listening to a heartbroken friend go over and over again about his ex wife trump obsessed over an exchange on fox and friends this weekend in ways that revealed the deaths of his contempt for anyone who questions conduct in office the show's guests with mark live in a right wing commentator from the blaze after a while fox news host at Henry asked about the substance of the impeachment allegations. live in ran roughshod over Henry insisting the focus be directed instead at the whistle blower who fled concerns let me do it this way I'm an American citizen if this CIA operative is going to be the guy that brings down my president I want to know all about him trump tweeted a video of the full interview and then re tweeted fans trashing fox news is Henry and starkly per fame terms and this president not only is he not concerned about swearing in the flight. he's willing to own it in his Twitter stream Tim Naftali was the first federal director of the Nixon presidential library Nixon was very concerned that the American people would think less of him if they knew that he swore in the oval office. and that he rarely used F. bombs but he used god damn a lot so when Nixon had released transcripts of private conversations he edited out the dams yesterday trump tweeted Democrats were quote chasing Porsche yeah I'm not gonna finish that word. as Nixon expressed his contempt and disrespect for public officials privately trump conveys it publicly on the Twitter feed he's embracing so tightly in crisis beautiful conflict NPR news. this is NPR news the California report coming up in just a minute first I will go to Joe's place in here about traffic motor latest problems Nevado whatever north African Avenue report of a crash there might be blocking the left lane not a big back up there southbound though as usual slow from thirty seven down to Sandra fell if you're traveling the East Bay seven eighty E. spent a Glen cove a report of a broken down car the lane six city north Bennet sycamore valley road new crash there and Elaine might be blocked by that one northbound hasn't been too bad there and southbound just the usual moderately bad traffic from Concord in the wall the creek in Alamo Joe McConnell for KQED brought to you by Shinya in performing arts support for KQED comes from and seriously paroled proud to support a wide variety.
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"Hometown of flint Michigan and communities around the world more at maaf daughter work it's five forty six this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David green and I'm Steve Inskeep the trump administration as promised to bring back the federal death penalty pledging to execute five prisoners on death row federal executions have been very rare in modern history one of the most famous was the killing of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in two thousand one which was announced here on ABC news the state has done its legal duty Timothy McVeigh has been executed by the government witnesses at the federal penitentiary in terror hope this morning say that McVeigh showed no sign of remorse the death penalty is our topic today is we ask Cokie commentator Cokie Roberts answers your questions about how politics in the government work either cookie hi Steve so our first question notes the rarity of modern federal executions L. Corey Akhmed asks what is a moratorium on executions and how is it different from actually repealing the death penalty also do prosecutors need the death penalty in order to secure plea bargains for something less well a moratorium isn't a repeal which would be doing away with the death penalty all together as twenty one states now have done it's a hiatus and it can be started up again and we have affected fully half of federal moratorium since two thousand and three which was the last of federal execution but it wasn't official as it has been in some states public sentiment Steve though has been fairly steadily moving against the death penalty over the last twenty years that's according to pew research in nineteen ninety six seventy eight percent of Americans approved of it that was down to fifty four percent last year now as far as plea bargaining goes some prosecutors insist the threat of the death penalty is absolutely necessary as a tool but there is no unanimity on the subject a couple of people wanted to know how often someone has been found innocent after being put to death it's impossible to answer that question we just don't know there's been a great deal of publicity in recent years about innocent people on death row and recently in announcing his turn around in his position on the F. penalty Joe Biden said that since nineteen seventy three hundred and sixty people on death row were later exonerated there's no way of knowing how many others might have been innocent we also have a question here that gets to the history of executions in the United States a listener asks isn't the death penalty a punishment for treason well yes the death penalty is the penalty for treason and is the only crime defined and the United States constitution defined as levying war against the United States or in and hearing to their enemies giving them aid and comfort they've been very few cases of federal treason because our founders wary about it it had been used to suppress opposition to the crown even John Brown was convicted of treason against Virginia not against the United States the guy who attacked the federal army before actually since the war and the infamous trial do use another Rosenberg they were convicted of espionage not treason very very rare penalty there's one more question here from John pace who asks in a way a rather gruesome question when and why did executions stop being a public event the last public execution in the sense of thousands of people coming to watch and gloat was in nineteen thirty six in Kentucky and it was quite a spectacle it was so distasteful that it might have been the impetus for banning public viewing but Steve to come full circle McVeigh's execution was shown on closed circuit TV to more than two hundred relatives of the victims in Oklahoma City so wasn't exactly private well okay commentator Cokie Roberts you can ask Cokie your questions about our politics in the government work by tweeting us with the hashtag ask.