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Sheriff takes off riot gear and walks with protesters in Flint, Michigan
"A Michigan sheriff joined protesters in flint township on Saturday putting down his weapon and saying I wanna make this a parade down a protest let's see here the was the Jesse county sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police in riot gear the only reason we're here is to make sure you get a voice that's it Swanson said these cops love you the cops will hug people that are here we want to walk with you we are literally with you he smiled and then high five people in the crowd who responded by chanting walk with us walk with us and he did it Chris is actually a friend of mine Chris is a guy who has done a lot of volunteer work rescuing slaves all over the world I was with him in Mexico as we went on a mission and in Mexico rescuing slaves and he's
Police Officers Prompt Cheers As They Take The Knee With Protesters
"In some cities across the country police officers joined protesters in a call for an end to police brutality images went viral of officers in Miami Dade Florida who took a knee oppose made famous by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in flint Michigan the jealousy county sheriff took off his helmet and laid his baton down before he joined the protest March a move that two cheers and in Camden New Jersey officers help carry a banner reading standing in solidarity and seem to join the crowd chanting no justice no
In Michigan, a Genesee County Sheriff supports Flint demonstrators during peaceful march
"Tennessee county sheriff started the night last night with riot gear in a baton as protesters marched near the city of flint by the end of last night sure of course Swanson was walking in the marching band sure of joining us right now very interesting turn of events for you last night sheriff it was historic my brother it was beautiful to see tell me how exactly it happened again I can't imagine that the evening started off with that plan in your mind not at all you know everybody in the world it's saw an eight minute forty second video of honorific police action and we are not that there's great police officers in the entire country around the world that don't subscribe to that in so you felt the tension build then we saw those protests being advertised it started around four thirty five o'clock and that you could feel the tension and I could tell yet you're certainly before eight ishe and they marched towards the the police department and I I I saw the turn of events happened by the second and it was it was highly contentious it was highly volatile and I can only say that died we always rely on our training and experience but I know the people of flint I know the hearts and all those years twenty seven years on the job I knew it was a time when I saw the first fist pump I said these these folks need to be talked to and I simply went to what we call the shot caller the that lead organizer I gave a bagel bear hug and I said bro tell me what you need because that's not who we are and he said tell the people to get their attention and he hollered out and I immediately started talking it down they saw the heart and I explain that these caps on the line don't want any problems and they are human beings and you saw what was what was said and then the final straw the one that I called the historic moment flint Michigan is when I asked what else do you need this a walk with us and we walked in what they wanted was a voice they wanted somebody to understand and they want action they don't want lip service and that was a glorious moment I K. we walk another mile nav back we stayed there to almost midnight there was not a single arrest not a single fire and not a single injury so sheriff do you think this is an example that maybe you can set and others can follow suit and and maybe things can remain peaceful one hundred percent in fact if I might add this is gotten global attention because of all that's happening and I don't know the people's committees but I do know that law enforcement officials from the top need to set the tone so I'm telling all my media friends that have called me from all over the world I am calling for Sunday night to be a night of peace in the law enforcement has to start by laying down their swords having a conversation with the people that are trying to send the message come from behind podiums conference rooms come from behind Intel centers in a walk with them they want to see unity and when you show that when you show that bone ability I can tell you this taking my helmet off and dropping my weapons and walked into the crowd was probably the least tactical movement I could probably do but it wasn't about that the benefits far outweigh the risk they had to have somebody to step up and say I hear what you're saying and I'm with you Serra's Chris Swanson you are most definitely role model during the most difficult
"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 security guard fatally shot over face mask policy, officials say
"A security guard at a dollar store in flint Michigan is that he was shot in the head by a dude who didn't like that the security guards would not let his daughter into the dollar store without a face mask on so the guy goes out to his car gets a gun and shoots the security guard in the head now the husband the wife and adult son are all charged with first degree
3 family members charged after security guard shot to death over face mask dispute in Flint
"In flint Michigan a woman and her husband and adult son have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a family dollar store without a facemask Calvin Munnerlyn was killed Friday at the store and flinty atol Sharm el Teague's daughter that she had to leave unless she put on a mask two men later came to the store one of the men shop owner Lynn she has been arrested police are seeking her husband
3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask
"A woman her adult son and husband all charge in the shooting death of a store security guard in flint Michigan police and prosecutors say forty three year old security guard Calvin Munnerlyn refused to allow Sharm el takes daughter into the dollar general store last Friday because she didn't have a facemask T. he argued with moderate before she and her daughter left prosecutors say witnesses have told investigators Teague's husband an adult son showed up some twenty minutes later and confronted Munnerlyn who was shot and killed Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says citizens of our state need to stay calm throughout the corona virus crisis people keep a level head that we do the right things protecting ourselves on protecting others Sharm el Teague is in custody police are looking for her son and husband all three face first degree murder charges I'm timid wire
Empty Cinemas and the Streaming Giants
"Prices aside. Going to the movie theater was an escape all entertainment all no matter what entertainment you like whether it's opera whether it's rap concert whether it's a wrestling match whether it's a boxing match whether it's a fight over the last Good Glass of drinking water in Flint Michigan. It doesn't matter what it is. Yeah all entertainment is an escape from your life. It is entertainment it's supposed to entertain you no matter what it is and what the movie theaters. It was a place to go other than your home. You could go and sit in fairly decent seats for the most part over the years they've upgraded. They've done the stadium seated things and everything else. And it's cool when it's whatever some theaters still having upgraded sadly but you could go for two hours or sometimes less than sometimes more and watch a movie and be fine and happy for me help. I approached going to the theater unless I was with my mom or somebody or other people I would go at the most opportune time for me. Which was mostly like one o'clock in the afternoon eastern time on a Monday morning when everybody's just getting back from lunch and going back to work so basically the feeder would be empty because nobody should be there at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday morning take any number of transformers live action films. I think I saw a little ones. I did see in theaters. I saw two of them the Monday after they released. And there is nobody in the theater because I am not a person that likes crowds at all. You know you mentioned last week about the introvert. Extrovert thing I'm both I but generally I prefer to be away from people. I've been social distancing. Since I was ten years old but the movie theater it was cool. It was great. You could get something to eat if you wanted to or drinkers snack or whatever. Generally I never got drinks because I didn't want to be that more on that. Got Up in the middle of the Movie Day because he had to go to the bathroom kind of I hate. I hate that so it was great. It was cool. It was something on a large screen and it was fun. Going to theaters and lately hasn't been so much fun because it costs so much. Yeah and the thing is to like being wor am in my point in life. I just don't have time to go and it's not really on my radar like so generally do wait for streaming and do. I love the experience of going to the theater. Yes because honestly there's nothing quite like it because you get the giant screen you get the surround sound you get the the full immersion into it whereas when you're at home you know you have distractions you use your phone you You may be doing something else while you're watching it like. I have two monitors like generally I'll play a game on one a watch net flicks on the other end. So it's kind of a toss up of what I'm paying attention to But that being said Other than when I lived in the Flint area in having annoying person that had like the loudest freaking bags of food in the world Crackling around me. Or that couldn't stop talking on their phone or stop talking in general So you could get immersed in it I genuinely didn't joy going especially for something that I liked like. You know the Star Trek Cord you know I saw star wars in there for a while and then I didn't see the last one but in the theater but But Yeah I mean there. There was a lot of reasons to go the only problem that I see now that they've had to utterly close aside from the fact they're going to have to do a deep clean when they opened back up because of cobwebs is that. S- we've had hit that point where instead of billion dollar box offices we have zero dollar box office and you went from having like back in the day they were lake. You know okay. We would have like a couple of huge movies every month. And you know you'd have like kind of a rotating panel of some movies every week. You know enough for like every day of the week pretty much instead of having like anywhere from fifteen to twenty movies. Come out every week. Which is what we were getting. Honestly it'll majority of them with the platform that we're on now with having streaming in movie theaters about half of those should go streaming because there's a lot of them that are not strong enough contenders for the theater. And they're somewhere. You should be fully immersed in being the theater for them and I it's it's GonNa be really telling when this is over when this whole pandemic over because the large that this huge monumental amount of movie theaters that are shut down across the globe. Some of the services like NBC. The they're they're peacock service. They have Nbc Universal granted NBC and universal are both owned by comcast who's also a cable company in ISP and Just content providers well They broke the theatrical window which they've been trying to do for years Even as comcast before they went and they've been trying to break this for years in like paper view movies where you get them immediately. Well now they can actually do that because they have their own service and they can use their xfinity x. one is they will make movies. Available on demand immediately says Granted you know dreamworks? The trolls movie. That came out man. It's it says that you know insiders say the movie isn't a blanket policy for the studios and tear twenty twenty calendar in that decisions regarding other titles and the duration of the policy haven't been made yet But I I have a feeling that we're going to start. Seeing kind of a trickle down effect of certain movies immediately going this route And what they're doing to compensate is this is movies will be made available on a wide variety of on-demand services for a forty eight hour rental period at a suggested retail price of nine hundred ninety nine in other words the same would be to buy the DVD when it comes in they're saying in the US and the price of quivalent whatever it is in the international markets The they're basically saying that it's They're also trying to provide options for consumers who cannot or should not go to the cinemas Which I kind of like that option to see it from home however think that they're charging that much because it's a new release and YOU'RE GONNA be watching it from your home flakes convenience of it in there. Estimating that would be buying the estimated that you would be buying enough tickets for everyone in your family but yeah I don't I don't know like it's it doesn't seem that bad all right so anyways. I was stating that the nineteen thousand nine suggested retail price for for forty eight hour rental window for the movies while I liked the concept and the idea because I have a feeling this is going to stick around win the theaters. Come back Whether they all come back or not is a different story. But I have a feeling that this is going to stick because they've been trying to get this market for quite some time and to have this readily available now right. I think that it's GONNA stick. And for for instance for me like I don't go to the theater because I don't have time to go now. Granted when I go it's usually solo anyway and so that would be like seven or eight dollars. You know. Drop RIGHT THERE. So nine hundred ninety nine is not bad. If you're having the whole family watch it like I kind of get it there. But I can't see a lot of people lake generation or younger paying twenty bucks a month to go see every new movie that comes out to be honest like especially when there's other means that China provides you know alter Geeky caster network do not adhere to stolen China viruses. No or you know. They're pirates. Yeah but like I I. Honestly don't care I'll wait until hit streaming and then watch it legitimately but but yeah. So like they're they're talking like all these different companies or having To kind of shift their paradigm of how. They're going to do things or you know like. Mgm was the first to make a major shift when pushing the James Bond Movie. No time to die from late. April to November in hopes that it will still come out in the theater so and then you know like there's some other movies that have shifted from this year to this time next year trying to avoid it so it's it's GonNa be kind of a interesting time with the theaters kind of trying to predict what directions they're going but I do know that if people do not return to them after they opened back up that it's going to collapse this entire system of Louis
Inside The Women Of Troy
"Welcome inside a special edition of around the rim. One that tells the story of the nineteen eighty three and eighty four championship teams for the USC Trojans. Their women's basketball program was a trailblazer in. Its own way where they had almost a super team of some of the biggest names in college. Basketball Cheryl Miller Cynthia Cooper panic. Paula McGee What Dynasty. They were what a talented team so fun to watch. I'm your host. Let's China Robinson. Join as always by my fantastic and fabulous producer to Riga foster bradsby. Then we are going to take you inside with some of the biggest names in biggest contributors to the success of that team and people that can tell the story the best. That's right the China so to help us tell that story. We've enlisted. Six people knew this team the best head coach. Linda Sharp assistant coach. Fred Williams team captain Juliet Robinson Point Guard Rhonda Wyndham forward. Pamela MCGEE AND GUARD CYNTHIA COOPER DYKE. So throughout this podcast. You're going to hear them. Discuss their relationships together coming together as a team learning how to play with each other learning each other on the prime that they have in USC and what it meant to be a Trojan and what it was like as far as the landscape of women's basketball at that time the rivalries. I'm you're going to get to know more about the players in from their teammates themselves. And you'll hear clips from Geno Auriemma Reggie Miller. Doris Burke teasha Chiro the nineteen eighty-four Olympics Paula. Mcgee and the cause from the championship games of nineteen eighty three and one thousand nine hundred eighty four. Let's all get a history lesson from the inside of what was so special about USC. Women's basketball in the women of Louisiana Tech University and the University of Southern California trojans outlet more southern California at forward six three junior from Flint Michigan number eleven all over more southern California at Bulwer from Riverside California number thirty one zero southern California Singer. Six three junior from Flint Michigan over thirty southern California had guard a by rescued from New York City. We're southern yard five nine zero number or no
Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan; weighs in on Democratic party divisions
"Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden in flint Michigan on the eve of the key primary there looker praised his former rival and talked about the importance of party unity obvious because of with the wounded nation that it's obvious to me that Joe Biden is a
Michigan - Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden, weighs in on Democratic party divisions
"Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden in flint Michigan on the eve of a key primary looker praised his former rival and talked about the importance of party unity obvious because of with the wounded nation that it's obvious to me that Joe Biden is a healer Bernie Sanders campaigned in Saint Louis Missouri is our one of the states holding its primary tomorrow thank you for any Sanders drawing contrasts between him and Joe Biden zero voted for disastrous trade agreements I helped lead the effort against those terrible trade again that's ahead of six states voting on Tuesday and what's increasingly seen as a possible make or break night for Sanders Biden's big wins in South Carolina in several states on super Tuesday have rocketed his campaign back to life and left Sanders needing wins in states like Michigan in order to stay
Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden increase attacks as head-to-head race takes shape
"Now to the race for the White House Vermont senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall in flint Michigan tonight ahead of Tuesday's primary Sanders says he can bring out voters in Michigan better than former vice president Joe Biden scroll will be defeated because the American people no matter what their political view may be understand we cannot have a pathological liar in the White House Biden campaign today in Missouri he said as president he'd focused in part on the economy economy that rewards work match as well because folks Wall Street didn't build this country
Opening Act - Rumors in Rock
"First false rumor. Did you ever hear the rumor about Keith? Moon driving a Rolls Royce into a hotel pool. I've heard a lot of stories about Keith. Moon well. He is the quintessential rock and roll guy and bad boy he definitely collected Nazi memorabilia. He may have bitten. Steve McQueen's Hog and blew up his drums win. The WHO played on the smothers brothers. Comedy Hour. I cannot wait to do his episode I am. I have like four books based on. Keith Moon I am. I am locked and loaded. I Love Keith. He is my soul. Well so those things may be true however there was a rumor that he drove a Rolls Royce into a pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint Michigan on his twenty. First Birthday. This is not true. According to Pete Townsend. The story is actually a combination of two different stories. That has become one not true rumor. So Keith Moon. In one of the stories like one of the incidents he left the Hamburg off of a car and it rolled into a pool which was under construction and to not have any water in hit home. Which would be worse though driving? Dr Into a pool with water or driving a car into a pool without water but he didn't drive the car into that. I'm just like either one either or I'm just saying like it just rolled in on its own. Which would do more damage I think you're pretty much screwed either way fair enough. The cars a loss of it goes near the pool. Yeah Okay and then so the second story that this was combined with to create the not true drove. Rolls Royce. Into a pool was that he charged new car to the band. Who refuse to pay for it. So Moon drove it into a muddy pond in his garden and call the dealer to come pick it up. So it's too true. Stories rolled into one story right. That's not true. Yeah Oh yeah. It's incredible and that's not our last Keith. Moon rumor either. Nope our next one which is true now okay. I should say with the caveat that these are true and false based on articles that we both read and so there might be room for error. So this is just like fun. Yeah it's just fun and it's inauguration. It's yeah just what we found. No one has photographic evidence. It's just fun fun so I hope you guys out. Don't get angry and you're like that never happened or that did happen bub-bubba so like don't don't get mad at us is just this is just meant to be fun and a little bit looser so and just for us to kind of talk off the cuff so Our next one. Which is true. Is All about Ozzy Osbourne. Oh my so ozzy. Osbourne achieved infamy overnight after incident on January twentieth nineteen eighty two in Des Moines Iowa during the height of his drug problem. That is putting it mildly. Ozzy Osbourne was performing when an audience member through a bat on stage. The singer believing that it was rubber and I do believe that he thought it was robbery. I don't think he would have. I believe that too. Yeah bid off its head as a stunt only to find out that the bat was real and alive not only that but as he declares in liner notes to the two thousand two reissue of diary of a madman. The Bat wound up biting him as well which forced him to be treated for rabies. The incident fed his rock madman legend along with the one time that he bit off the head of a dove which basically what happened was when he first met with Columbia records in Nineteen ninety-one. He took a live dub into the meeting with him and bit off the head in front of the horrified executives. Awful yeah so crazy man out. I wouldn't sign him to a record deal yeah. He was also arrested for urinating on. Or near the Alamo. And while on tour with Motley crue he allegedly got into a one upmanship. Dare contest with Nikki. Nikki six and I'm sorry that is at is a contest. I would never even get close to know but he ended up snorting a line of ants better than biting the heads off live animals. I think though no okay. The dove thing is kind of unforgivable. The bad thing is understandable. But you snorted a line of ants would if they were fire ants also. You just have ants in your sinuses now. I'm sad I read that. Oh my God you have to elaborate immediately regretted it I apologize. You should move on move on Thanksgiving on next all right. Here's a good one Kay cass. Elliot choke to death on a ham sandwich. Can We bury this now? Please yeah really not cool. I don't like this lie at all. This rumors terrible are you. Doing Mama Cass. Yes I am all right so this came up. Following a series of sold out gigs. In London Mama Cass retired to her apartment where she died of heart failure on July. Twenty Ninth Nineteen Seventy Four. A rumor spread very quickly that she died from choking on a ham sandwich which is just a horrible thing to say you know yes. She was a little overweight route. So it's believed that the rumor started when Dr Anthony. Greenberg the physician who I examined CASS. After her death wrote she appeared to have been eating a ham sandwich and drinking coca cola while lying down a very dangerous thing to do. She seemed to have choked on her ham sandwich. So so great job Dr Greenberg for that one. But point of fact her autopsy showed that a heart problem leading to heart. Failure was the cause of death not a sandwich or any other item lodged in her throat or trachea. She had actually had very little to eat the day before she died like her stomach was pretty clear. No dead I'm actually going to piggyback and double down on a Mama Cass and Keith Moon. True story with us. They were not but they did die in the same apartment. Yeah rockstars have been taken from US. Way Too young and it just so happens that two brilliant musicians died in the same apartment at the same age of thirty two Singer Harry Nilsson I love. That's my alarm. Every morning I wake up to his song. GotTa get out okay. If you've seen the show Russian dolls you'll know why I wake up to a song every day but He renounced his London flat to friends when he was traveling. And so on June twenty ninth nineteen seventy four Mama Cass of the Mamas. And the Papas was staying in the flat while she was on tour and died of heart failure in her sleep and on September seventh. Nineteen seventy eight Keith. Moon of the WHO overdosed on a sedative in that very same apartment which is eerie because they died in the same apartment under the same landlord at the same age. How crazy is that? That's a little
Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink
"Be Wary of water. Joining joining us now is set to seek all. He has authored activist. Member of the Council of Foreign Relations guest curators interactive brokers studios. He is the author of a new book. DOC troubled water. What's wrong with what we drink? I want to talk to you about the book at about the sort of larger concept here and and you said right before we went on air. I'm not here to scare anybody at yet what I was reading through your materials. It's a little bit unnerving to think that a lot of the water that people drink it's not just flint Michigan it's contaminated that's correct almost everywhere in America there are contaminants in our drinking water and this is probably the largest unspoken of public health threat or menace in the United States. There's a large number of different chemicals that get into our systems through our drinking water that are having unknown effects on our bodies on our endocrine systems as technical phrase that affects growth attention spans sexual interest for Tilleke as well as the possibility of cancer. Some of those things are already proven scientifically and some are now in the process of being investigated but I would argue that being investigated aggressively enough by the EPA an organization that whether it's a democratic or Republican president or Congress is unfortunately inactive who've were not active enough in pursuing what we need to have pursued to get the best health profile for all Americans all right so we don't have the best water what needs to change within the US to improve the quality of our water. Well first of all there aren't nearly there. Were about one hundred thousand chemicals that are in commerce in the United States. Maybe more and you would think that seventy eighty percent of them ninety percent of them would be under some type of investigational regulation by the EPA because some significant percentage of them get into our drinking water and some percentage of those have have a act on our health but of that hundred thousand chemicals that are in commerce. The United States. It sounds hard to believe this. But it's true. Only seventy seven zero are being regulated by the EPA for drinking water purposes and is shocking as that low number is even more shocking given how much chemicals used daily life in America even more shocking is the fact that the last S. time the EPA regulated any chemical whatsoever or any contaminant whatsoever was twenty three years ago they have been inactive for generation and longer and that is putting our health at risk. Is there any map of where we can and can't drink water. We'll tell me where you live and I'll let you know. Okay I'll give you my address after this Seriously I mean it's anyone tracking or tried to do this scientifically we'll actually. There's an organization called the environmental working group. We're on their website. You Can Punch in your zip code and and they can tell you under the federally filed documents but each utility what contaminants have been found in that ZIP codes water whether or not that's particular to your. We're particular TAP LISA. I can't say for sure but invite me over for lunch and I'll bring my test okay. Great all right so water filtration plants. I I thought that was the answer you would think so the problem the problem Paul is both on the wastewater side and on the water filtration. which the way they distribute the water order to our homes from on both sides using technologies that are about one hundred or more years old and although in the interim place have been rebuilt and they're pretty nice parking lots some beautiful reception areas? The truth is that the technology is being used never grew up along with the time that America became. We'll highly medical society where now one one of where seventy percent of all Americans twelve and overtake at least one pharmaceutical product today to people to people about twenty percent of Americans twelve and overtake take five or more prescription pills day and that all gets into our water stream on the inbound side. We still do. We did one hundred. Plus years ago to get rid of cholera and dysentery and typhoid Loyd. Fever we put a dot of chlorine or chlorine like product in it to to cleanse the water. But we don't do anything to remove from that water. These pharmaceutical pharmaceutical residues and other chemicals that have found their way into our water stream such that occupy one example of many that are in my book troubled water just one they scientists independent independent scientists with no axe to grind when ahead in the Great Lakes vast amount of water so be diluted like crazy with think she tested fish and all five of the Great Lakes and an all five live with a great lakes. She founded their brains and their organs and their muscle. She found residues of all kinds of psychiatric medicines like solo often SELECTA and fourteen other medications medications. Now if that's going there that water is then being sent back to our homes for us to drink and we are getting that dosages back in micro quantities and we're getting that magnified amounts also for eating the fish. I'm just trying I'm going through these scrap extrapolation getting increasingly concerned. I'm just wondering. How normal is this with other countries says well they're just sort of this problem globally or is the US particularly bad the more the more industrialized the more industrialized society is the more likely you are to have these problems now? There are some countries particularly Israel in Singapore that have very aggressive systems for purifying the water for reasons unrelated to Necessarily health reasons but it's really for water scarcity reasons. They have a reason to do this. And there are some parts the United States and I talk about in a Chapter Orange County California which has made a decision to basically cle- ignore the EPA guidelines. Go Way above it and they demonstrate the fact that using known technologies at very reasonable prices you can have the safest drinking water. Possibly the pure water you'd think that Zoloft PROZAC or something. Everybody happy a little bit happier. Exactly so seth so private versus public water utilities. Tell us that the compare and contrast there okay so this was a piece that I wrote the other day for the Wall Street Journal and I want to. I want to highlight something that is completely unknown. Fact in American life even when I talked to members of Congress and the senators they have no idea. There's the case you would think rationally speaking fifty states. Oh maybe every state should have at least one and what are you telling maybe two maybe three so maybe there should be three hundred four hundred maybe five hundred. What are you toys United States tops? Even though you could say that when you could cover several states we have in the United States over fifty thousand. What are utilities one county Los Angeles County has two hundred separate water utilities? These are very tiny. They have no ability to have the financial wherewithal in order to get the financing that they need to make sure that they can in higher up to date Up that they can buy up-to-date technologies hire the most advanced scientists and engineers and also fix their broken infrastructure. Is Crazy Risi just real quick here. Who has the interest of keeping all of these smaller utilities open for utilities? Okay so no one of the Public Lisa. Nobody in the public should the second thing that this is a good idea. And it isn't a good idea. That's why one of the main thrust of my book talking about Public Health. Water is to say four big takeaways from my book. One of which is we must consolidate our drinking water utilities and by the way I a second point that I made in the journal Article is that it turns out that about fifteen percent of American. Utilities are in private hands which is investor owned hands whether they're public companies or private companies remarkably digging deep into EPA A health data which a couple of professors have done. You learn something remarkable. which is that although you would think that public utilities have the public's interest in mind actually we there's a much higher incidence of contaminated water in public utilities? And the reason for that is because mayors want to keep the price low and therefore the don't get the Outcomes you want set Siegel. Thanks for joining fascinating. Discussion set Siegel activist author member of the Council foreign relations author troubled water. What's wrong with with what we drink? That's coming October. I also author of let there be water. Israel solution for water start starved world. I am very interested in that Tom. Freidman near Times op-ed today on that the topic using the work of seth very
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"The Supreme Court is declining apparently to take a case involving the twenty fourteen water crisis in flint Michigan some twenty five thousand people have sued over the water crisis we're a change in the source of the city's water cost to to be contaminated with lead the case the justices declined here is over a lawsuit against the city and water regulators which is among several that claim the public has a constitutional right to bodily integrity that was violated lower courts have disagreed with the city and regulators claim that they should be immune from
The Story of My 1969 Dodge Charger RT SE
"Story of my nineteen. sixty-nine Charger Artie S. C.. Four forty four speed. I found an ad in the newspaper. classifieds twenty three years ago for a nineteen sixty-nine charger for forty for sale. Seventy two hundred no weather info. This is when people took out ads in the weekly newspaper. classifieds there was not much internet traffic at the time in regards to Carcelle. Usually you had to find these in the newspaper or wait for the local auto trader. Come out I contacted. The person in spoke with his wife. She stated her husband could drive the car to work the following day so that I could come and look at it unbeknownst. unbeknownst to me he worked at the Flint stamping plant in Flint Michigan. I drove up to see the car. The following day it was parked in the flint stamping plant assembly yard. Somewhat rough area in here sits the sixty nine charter. After walking up to the car it was obvious it was more than a plane charger. There was RT badges on the grill rear of the car. I also noticed SC Z.. Badges on the sale panel looking inside the window there was a large pistol grip. Gun handle shifter sticking out of the council knock correct for the year but exciting nonetheless. There was mud all over the car from the person driving it to work that day. I open the hood in decoded. The data plate car was rt se. Four forty four speed Dana in a car made in hamtramck excess VIN originally a triple green stripe delete car now triple black. Paint was decent. No Rust or rot whatsoever. I I contacted the seller went to his house. The following day and purchase the car on the spot was also given extra seats exercise glass and miscellaneous parts that my wife wondered why we needed. Ll took the car to a local used car. Lot the following week to get appraised this used car dealer used to sell old muscle cars. He walked around the car and noticed a few things about that look familiar. He went into his office and came out with a picture which was about five years old at the time of my car that I just purchased. He states that he brought the car back from California to in Michigan and was the person who sold it to the gentleman that I bought it from. He actually gave me that older picture of the car. Since that time I've replaced the motor transmission and the usual parts. It's in pieces for the car. Currently has four ninety six muscle motor stroke or with solid Cam. It'll brock aluminum heads ten and a half to one compression pump gas. I have a picture of my my son who was two years old at the time poking his head out the window. He is now twenty six and he drives the car regularly and also helps me work on the car. I enclosed a picture of my son when he was as little as a video of him now. Driving it twenty four years later I'm in the seventy challenger as we went for a cruise. Thank you for your podcast. Great Info you provide and will continue to listen Doug Doug Doug thanks for sending in your story what a deal seventy two hundred dollars for an original sixty nine nine. RT as he four forty four speed car that is cool Although it is no longer the original triple green which. I'm actually a a fan of that color combination. It is very cool that it is now triple black I'm not mad at black. I think black is a great color especially for a charger. And it's good that you still have the original fender tag. That's always good for documentation purposes. And it's awesome that your son has been with the car since he was young. That is very very cool to. I always say that. It's great getting kids involved when they're young with these cars because it's something that they will take with them for the rest of their lives and it's Cooler Hulu let him drive. It sounds like a little bit of a monster with a four ninety. Six big block stroke over. That's cool and the nice thing about a car. That Eh was already modified when you got it or that was not necessarily one hundred percent original stock. You know what I mean. I sometimes like those cars because it allows you to make it your own and to modify it to be the car you want it to be and not necessarily what the factory wanted it to be so. It's not always a bad thing when cars are built off of the fender tag as far whereas you know when it's triple green car and somebody goes you know what I hate that color combination. I'm a do triple black. So that's cool. I don't have a problem problem with that. You know what I mean especially if your whole purpose is to enjoy the car and you're not looking at it as a long term investment for originality because has that's out the window you know so with a car like this you can do what you want to it because it specialty you and you're not concerned about the end value. That's always cool thing. So you know very cool charger. I like the pictures and I liked the video a lot really fun and Dan. It's good to see that your kid is driving the car a lot and he's enjoying it
"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.
"flint michigan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"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.
Trump implies Michigan's John Dingell is in hell at rally
"President trump was talking about the impeachment at a rally in Michigan last night our surrendering their majority their dignity their reputations they look like a bunch of fools at one point the president generated some jeers when he recalled calling Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell after the funeral of her husband former congressman John Dingell to pay his respects Dingell's widow told trump her late husband was looking down at the ceremonies last night trump jokes maybe he's looking up meaning he's in hell John Dingell represent a Michigan for nearly sixty years in Congress trump flint Michigan in two thousand sixteen and told supporters last night he's the reason the state has had its best
"flint michigan" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"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.
Lead in Canada's water worse than Flint crisis: investigation
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"flint michigan" Discussed on KCRW
"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.
"flint michigan" Discussed on The Flop House Podcast
"So Jenny got any of these chime in with? Noir, films and the child. Thick thick. I think they've all been covered. The question is, is a Maltese falcon. We more, I was worried anything brought up like this is gonna get picked apart about confident enough in my Noir, as northwood market is an asshole. Choices that may have seemed like I was making fun of Jennifer not knowing film nor films. I was really trying to make fun of us too many. I never get one a kid. He wanted to watch Whitlock walk west, and I'm like, I guess that's a neon wall. But. Been wa. To say I saw kiss before, dying at a at the northwest of all recently and I don't know if that counts because it gets more of throwbacks. There you go. And you want to you guys wanna clarify that we're making fun of the way, I baby would talk and not being fun of people with actual speech. Impediments. Yeah. Disclaimers. No. If, if an adult talking like that is nothing to laugh about everyone has their challenges and unicating, and we all have the things about the way we speak, their distinctive to us, but baby talking like that is. Well, we. All right. This last letter is from Bill last name withheld joke. Is that a baby lights film Noir movies? Okay. Okay. Bill asked name withheld says, hey, y'all I took an intro to foam class in my college years, and I really enjoyed it and got exposed to movies, I probably would have never seen on my own, like his girl Friday. Do the right thing and crimes and misdemeanors? The morning following each screening, we had a quiz. And after watching Roger and me, one of the questions was, why was this movie not played in Flint Michigan with the correct answer being because the movies theaters had closed down as revealed in the credits. Everyone got this question wrong, because no one stuck around for the credits are instructor told us that he'd asked the question because we all left during the credits, which are part of the movie and thus we should have stayed. Yeah. To that the instructor Kevin Tychy. A apartment something for the next movie in the Michael Moore, universe apart from giving credit to the cast and crew. I've never thought the credits hold any real significance in terms of plot. Or storytelling was a wrong assumption are their films where the credits actually add the movie or is this just a typical power trip, young college instructor move to assert dominance over a bunch of undergrads less than withheld? It was. It was that. I do think that sometimes credits have some sort of extra value value. They can have Joe. I mean, I guess the closest I think of is in the Pixar movies. Sometimes they'll have pictures next the credits that like continue the story alert, blooper reel or fake..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"That movie takes a look at what has happened to the country since Donald Trump's election with a special focus on what happened here in his home state of Michigan and his home city of Flint. It also looks at how Trump got elected in the first place and what more found was a significant number of non voters under voters. People who did not cast a vote for president, even though they showed up on election day and voted down ballot. People voted in the primary between Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders, and then did not vote at all in the presidential election. Look at the primary in April of twenty sixteen one of our largest turnouts ever in Flint had primary between Hillary and Bernie and Hillary, Hillary wins and Flint, but she loses the state. Look at how many people here voted in the us. It's all the way round right? More people wanting the general lesson. The primary more people voted in the primary then the general I wanna know if I were running the Democratic Party. Why did people stay home? Knowing that the result was going to be possibly Donald J Trump. That's some serious danger at what the system has done to fail this city and the Democrats not taking down this governor and getting him imprisoned for what he's done to the people here. That all in America special Mike Moore airs tomorrow night at eight PM right here on MSNBC and up. Next, we'll talk to the people of flipped here Churchill's, but what they think about this big election stay with us. All right. We are here in Churchill and Flint, Michigan, and there. There's search closeup around one of which somewhere out there is that the best argument against him out. If five minute conversation with the average voter, which I think is grow sentiment, but we're disapprove it right now. All right. Tell me your name routine Bolus and what's yours? Geronimo all right, and Regina. You invested in paying attention to the midterms this here. This is the one of the most important races of all times. We need to get out and vote this year in November two thousand eighteen. Now, have you felt particularly politically active or engage since twenty sixteen yes. And I have three young men twenty five eighteen and twenty two in this is their first time voting and I am dragging them to the Joe. All right. So you're, you're twenty five. Have you registered now registered before? I was not. I was. Shaming, you just ask them before you know you, that you would just register. And you know, there would be no change, but I felt I president made us us millennials, bring more attention to the power. We actually bring to the vote, and I feel like these next two years. I'm gonna be detrimental to what actually happens in future to our society. So you're going to be voting this November. Yes. To work mom. A little bit. What's your name? Shelley. Cates. How did you feel after the election of absolutely devastated. I actually still can't wrap my brain around what happened. You're not alone. But have you, are you someone that had feel like you have become more invested more attention to politics and do things locally, or. Yes, all of those things. We just can't let this happen again. We have to do whatever it takes, and it's it's on each and every one of us to do whatever we can knocking on doors talking to people speaking up. Hey, what's your name? My name's Megan Wilson. And are you from Flint, Meghan? Yes, I am from Flint talking to people here over the last day, like the national politics seem sometimes a little remote just because of how acute the crisis is here. And I'm curious how you think about what's happening here impacts you think about politics. I got involved in politics and especially this year I'm going to be knocking on doors for the first time for the Michigan, Democratic Party. And I'm doing that because my family was impacted by the Flint water crisis in then we ended up with the disastrous administration than we have..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And then very famously blew the whistle and Roger Ailes sued him, sort of began the process of brought him down. She was kind of brought back into the patch to consult and sort of think about how to do this thing in the area of me too, in the sort of era of sort of calling. Patriarchy for what it is like, do you think it worked? Well, I think that the women in this argumentation are the same. Now as they've been for years, they're really leaders. They're determined they're some of the most well educated women that you'll meet. And regardless if we're in a swimsuit or a business suit deserving of respect and we're doing the hard work that we see me needed to be done in our community talking about champing our social impact initiatives, which we used to call them platforms. We've been doing that as long as organization has allowed us to as added these new portions. And so of course, I would have loved to compete and swimsuit, but I think now that people are just willing to have the conversation since we're in the media so much, they're seeing that these women, they're not the leaders of the future leaders of today you. You talked about social impact initiative around surviving sexual violence, sexual assault. I believe you which seems really, really sort of crucially important in this particular moment. Why did you want to do that? Let's very timely, but this has been something I've been passionate about. A survivor myself of sexual violence, and I realized, you know, being student at the university of Michigan's campus, there weren't enough resources for survivors, and our communities weren't doing enough and being able to rename and create a platform called, I believe you just that statement alone, knowing that you have someone that believes you, it makes us lonely moments feel a little bit easier. And as we know in the state of Michigan, Larry Nassar scandal, we have so many women who have been affected by sexual violence, and if someone would have believed them when they first came forward, this could have been prevented Michigan status episode of this right now, what you have hundreds and hundreds of people coming and saying, this happened to me, it kept going, and it's much bigger than that. This one just happened to break news because it was all one perpetrator. But this happens to one in five women in one in ten men on especially on college campuses. And so we need to be having these conversations all the time about how we don't have the immediate ability to change laws and policies. But we do have the obligation and the immediate ability to change the way that we talked to survivor. The way we believe in the way that we guide them on their either during recovery or their journey, the prosecution because it's truly up to the survivor how they want to integrate survivorship into their identity. Because once you're a survivor, you're never not. And we have to be thinking really should because I think there is so much focus on accountability rightly and the criminal Justice system is how people think about it to hear you talk about taking it from the perspective of survivor about whether that's a choice that you want to continue to precip. Yeah. I mean, I was faced with a situation where I have a great support system, but I knew that I wasn't going to have that much support from the legal side if I decided to come forward. So I never reported my abusers and I don't regret that, but I do know that now going forward, I wanna make sure that any woman, any man who finds himself in the situation, has the support and knows that they will have a community of people that even they don't know, I'm supporting them whatever path they take to bitch, Michigan. Thank you very much. Here in Michigan, including preview of a special episode of all in we reported with Mike Moore, stay with us. Earlier today, we didn't all in America special here in Flint with Michael Moore who has a new movie coming out next week called Fahrenheit, eleven nine..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"We can't Bush teeth with it. Thinking about the disabled, the the most vulnerable among us who before the city and state given thousands of families free water. Now they have to rely on charity of churches. Nothing normal about this. So they cut off the funding right to give into folks with disabilities. And that is because the what the state says is an unbranded from a Detroit News editorial, which sort of sums it up. It says for months now that the Flint water is safe, but trust lacking for months. Now the water has registered normal lead levels, and families can drink their water without fear that is the line. From various state and local officials. It's just really hard for anyone to believe that after what they went through the same people who lied for months, and we saw that an Email, the Email trail leads back up through the State Department of health and even higher. Those are the same people that said, you can trust us and people were poisoning. Children were poisoned one of the biggest costs in all of this is the trust. Obviously, there was death obviously was great pain people with rashes hair fall. Now it was terrible the way the poison, but the lack of trust, even if the water is fun. No one's going to dress that strikes me is the problem. I mean, they could. They could fix your pipes here. Right? And they could actually, they did fix the water would how would anyone know mean would I would anyone who would believe them if it was the most perfect drinkable water on the entire. So we focused on lead because we understand there's no coming back from any exposure to live, but there are other pathogens pizzas. There's so many other concerns beyond the late and the people know that you talked to anyone in Flint. Everyone's a little mini scientists in how many parts per million and billion they understand. What's in the winter and they still haven't got any recourse into accountability. We've also seen studies about about for Tilleke about miscarriages. We see legionnaires disease, the official death toll official death toll. I think from the state is what fifteen people, but there are a lot of people think it's much higher. Oh, that's right. But even when you think about what's happening to the school children where school children in schools still aren't able to drink the with the principles, one allowed. When you think about the extent of the pipe repairs, they're still exchanging pipes here, so it's much broader than we imagine now they are. They have done a bunch of pipe repair on the sort of main lines. Right? The problem as I understand it as you still got people's houses and all those types of basically mostly been on touched this, right? There's still a number that needs to be exchanged. And then some of the testing one concern that many people told. They said, you know what? They keep telling the same house over and over again, that testing ones that they had been exchanged the pipes yet. And so it's still going for so many people feel that they've been abandoned lift out not just by local politicians about the state and certainly federal government. Yeah. So we talk about this. People are sort of paying attention to this. Now there's it's outrageous and there's a real question about accountability, and you did some reporting on this prosecution, which we're going to bring folks tomorrow night as part of the town hall. Nick line who leaves the state health department is charged with two counts of manslaughter. He's one of fifteen officials in other people charge in this. And so many people believe is just a shame until we get a conviction. There's no Justice right? And also that the state is paying for his defense. And so the special prosecutor with some people trust people don't, but he's, they're trying to bring some of Justice. He told me, said, listen, we're going to get twelve people to decide, and I believe that there are people who committed crimes here, and I said to point blank, are there people who you believe committed crimes with yet to be charged any? Yes, the medications going. All right..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Donald Trump won, and she was one of them and there were some others to share Brown and Tammy Baldwin, right in the midwest that racist not look super competitive. How do you understand the dynamics of that? Yeah, you do see a lot of enthusiasm. From James supporters. He's very charismatic and young and kind of trying to Bank on that and use that momentum. Denominate John James. Guess veteran veteran biographies business owner? Yes. So he's kind of trying to use that, but I think that stabbing coalition is very strong. She really appeals to a lot of agricultural of voters because of her work on the farm Bill and past year. So I think that it's a little bit of a different dynamic than it is in other states. Those are sort of state specific nationally. I mean, what we have seen across different regions of the country that are very different from each other or not really sort of Leded is just huge increases. Democratic enthusiasts, right? I mean, special elections turn out is that, is that what you're seeing is up in the primary and things like that. So I think a lot of it's going to depend on the work done between now and November. People talk a lot about the Blue Wave and about people all these people turning out. That's only going to happen if Democrats get down on the doors and start knocking doors and talking to people which we are doing. So I think the Blue Wave as drop behind every door to drop his liberated when the voter opened the door and you can talk to them. Altogether, those drug would need hell noise that. So you're talking to the door. I think it's been powering because everybody's working together to take our country back. You know, there's the at the very top and White House when they talk about the midterms, they clearly wanna talk about the economy and understandably, right? I mean, the macroeconomic numbers are good. The ads that I've seen particularly in Republican governors association going after Whitmer are about the economy basically saying, look, Republican governor was here while things got better, don't go back. How do you think the economy plays? You're right now, how people thinking about politics? I don't think anybody in Michigan thinks they're rolling into good times. There unemployment is lower. Is lower wages are not higher that it's not like over flush. It's a boom town and in Pennsylvania, the steelworkers are about to go on strike same thing. The steel industry is doing great. Steel workers are not doing very well. I think there's this dynamic going on in Michigan. And do you see Republicans sort of making Mike Bishop is another another case right up contested, congressional race. One of the swing districts, Michigan, eight with very promising, democratic challenger. He seems cases he trying to make national. I think he's trying to make that case that he supported the tax reforms. He has supported President Trump's policies and yes, you're correct in the sense that Elissa slot can has raised a lot more money. She's gained a lot more national momentum than anyone in the eighth district has in several years. So this is definitely going to be an interesting race, and I think you're seeing Bishop has a little bit more. Of a fight at his hands even despite having a pretty Republican district. They're my perspective is that my vision strategy is not to come out of the bathroom and the election I haven't. I haven't seen him defending the president on the stump. He Michigan is a state where independent voters elect statewide candidate and Republican candidates here have the same problem. They have a lot of other states like Michigan. You can't win a Republican primary without wrapping yourself around the president, and you can't win independent voters. If you wrapped around microchip ad on TV, and I didn't know democrat or Republican because it talked about talking about clean water, fun yelp you at a Demi was not build the wall Maga Magamadova, and I thought that was interesting in terms of where he at least thinks sort of political measure of the district is Brian Dickerson Warren Gibbons state Representative Yousef, rob, thanks for joining us really. Coming up from Churchill's Flint, Michigan is here with us and mainly stuff on what it's like for the people who live here every day in the city that is next around..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Com and state Representative Yussef robbed. Michigan was one of maybe demo- surprising result in two thousand sixteen, but it's also a place that went heavily Republican in two thousand ten. The governor's reelected in two thousand fourteen and there's some of it is suggest that the Cummings voters that powered those victories have moved away from the president a little bit in states like Michigan and Minnesota, and Wisconsin. What do you think about that? These. To Chris, the most astonishing thing about Michigan. Twenty six to me was not the Donald Trump carried the state by ten thousand votes, but that almost eighty thousand people participated in that election did not cast a vote in the presidential range no-vote at all. That's not gonna happen this time. There's nobody planning to vote in this election who doesn't have a dog in in all of the fights. And that was that was really strange feature of the Michigan election in sixteen critter Winberg who we had on the program. She's running against the Carney g of the state of Michigan, Dutch sweat. There's new polling out that has up fourteen points. This was seen as a Marquis, battleground, sort of contested neck and neck race. Are you surprised by that number? I think a little surprised considering how close it was in the twenty sixteen presidential election. But as in other areas of the country, Michigan is seeing some momentum from Democrats. In terms of coming back to the Trump administration. And so you're seeing a little bit of that and you know it is interesting race because it's just you have to people who are very experienced experience politicians. So you're going to you're not seeing any of that outsider element on the Trump race. So you have to very experienced politician. So I think it comes down to which one resonates voters more. I crazy on advertising that race right now on the air, a ton. Yeah. There's there's a lot of money coming in. There's a lot of natural money you are state representatives. And so I imagine that you're, you're involved in sort of electioneering campaigning, right? What do you feel like you're hearing, how does it differ from what you might have been hearing two years ago? Twenty sixteen. So I had the opportunity that knock doors all across the state in two thousand sixteen, which is course a year that we did not pick up any seats in the state house. And I've been doing the same thing this year, knocking some of those same seats. And whereas in two thousand sixteen folks would ask is your candidate democrat or Republican? And I would say a democrat and I would either get the door shut and my face be told to leave their property this year. It is the complete opposite reaction. People are opening the door. They're saying, that's all I needed to hear voting for them. So I think some of the things that were set earlier I think are true. I don't think people were excited to vote for Donald Trump. I think a lot of people that I've been talking to this, you're just felt like they didn't have a choice, but now hopefully they have a choice and they realized that we can move this country in a different direction. I wonder how much. The situation Flynn's obviously affects this community, but it's been an enormous story statewide. There's multiple prosecutions ahead of the state. Healthy gency is currently facing charges of manslaughter while being defended by paying for it by use state Michigan taxpayers, how much do you think that is shaping people's thoughts about this? It's hard to say type Flint. It's tricky because Bill shooting the Republican paternity general running for governor is is leading that prosecution. A lot of people think it's a sham prosecution. A lot of people think many of those cases will never get to trial, but. He has positioned itself, at least for this race as the the antidote to the Republicans shooting shooting shooting because he is the sort of watched. He's the watch that gives them an opportunity to go to the voters. Say, I am not part of the system that brought about this, the water in flat. I think he still has to answer for why took him so long to become involved in that investigation and where he was earlier in the process. But he does have that going Debbie staff and our is the Senator here and she is insight which cheese up this year. She's someone that when you I looked at the map right after the twenty sixteen when people throw out this map and they say, look at all these Senate seats Democrats will have to defend in states..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"And in fact, a sort of moment of celebration when they delivered finally in the first few months of their administration, the resources that I and our senators got President Obama committed to. But beyond that. Done virtually nothing. You just said the water here is not safe to drink no entrusted for good reason right that that to me, that gets us something real key here. And right now we're watching right now. There's all kinds of ways in which a federal government is going to issue orders and local governments are gonna issuers, those folks in the Carolinas to evacuate. Right. And there's a question about whether those folks trust with the government says. What I've observed being around talking to people in Flint is the trust is entirely broken. Did entirely broken. No one could possibly trust the government. Typically the state government federal government. After what? Yeah, into fair. People in Flint for good reason, don't make distinctions between levels. They were told the water was safe. When the government knew that it was not safe, knew that it was dangerous, knew that would hurt people. How can they be expected to trust anything? Anyone says Flint is not some sort of an anomaly. Flint is a warning to the rest of the country, and if we don't figure out a way to take back control of our government and have people in those positions that we trust, we cannot ever rebuild this trust. You know, it's interesting this you're talking about this president art, our constitution, the framers intimidated the potential of a rogue president. I just have to say this, Donald Trump himself is not the problem, and this is where I think the moment that occurs to us right now is so critical. The problem is the people who were supposed to put a check on that president to ensure that the trust was still there that people can have some kind of faith in their government are the people in the congress of the United States. In the majority in CONGRESS, Republicans essentially handed their voting cards to Donald Trump and said, look, you're in charge your. Completely in charge. They have wrapped their arms so tightly around his ankles, they will go anywhere. He takes, you know, I think today on on September eleventh. When people are thinking about the Americans, we lost in the attack seventeen years ago around three thousand Americans who were murdered on that day and about thinking about oversight, right? I mean, there was the nine eleven commission was how did this happen? And a huge commission was put together to get to the bottom. Here's three thousand Americans done Puerto Rico. And as far as I can tell noth- nothing, nothing. There's no commission this very hearings. No sustained inquiry into how it is three thousand Americans died on this government's watch. You know, one of the people in the White House who's never been threatened with the loss of his job who's been there throughout who whispers Donald Trump's here is a guy who early in the administration spoke of moment of truth that really tells the story of this administration. Stephen Miller, he stood up and said, the president's thority will not be questioned. The president will not be questioned. That was really that was a moment that now has stuck with this for all this time because the position that they take is that we can do anything. We want an you can't touch yet. What's crazily surreal is that at the same time, they say that everyone in that White House. Apparently it's just like get a load of this guy soon as he leaves the room. Yeah, I I, it is true, but you know what? They don't deserve a Pat on the back. Whoever wrote that they don't deserve a Pat on the back out with any to do outside of that White House and say, you know what? This, this government is broken. It is threatened and congress do its job and rain. This guy in we have lots of different tools available to us and people talk all about the twenty fifth amendment. We talk all about the potential for impeachment. The truth of the matter is like tomorrow. When we go into session, we have tools right in front of us to to tamp down the authority of the president and tell him he can't do these crazy things that he's doing. So impeachment. Yeah, whatever twentieth of minute, whatever do our jobs that we sworn oath to today..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"If Democrats were to take the house this fall, do you think it would be on the agenda to actually do some oversight over the the response, Puerto Rico that is going to be one of our most important actions. And yes, I won't be in congress. Yes. Next March. I intend to be in the island of Puerto Rico, and and I'm going to be there to facilitate, but let me tell you what I'm gonna do. Chris. I've been to Pennsylvania where Donald Trump won by forty thousand votes. And you know, were I went, I went into smaller towns of Pennsylvania where there are large, Puerto Rican pockets of voters, and I've been the Florida. I'm going to go to Florida this coming weekend and let me just say the president he should understand are going to be electoral consequences because hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans had to flee the island because of what this government did not do and how it did not intervene. They now live in Florida. They know. In Pennsylvania and Mr President, you should know they are registering vote. They are mobilizing, they are organizing and the people on the island of Puerto Rico are going to implore going to urge going to inspire the Puerto Rican community of Florida and Pennsylvania to come out and vote in two thousand twenty four president that loves the people of the island of Puerto Rico and loves the people of the United States of America. Right Representative Lewis, Gutierrez. Thank you someone being with me. Thank you. With we now democratic Representative damn Kildee of Michigan who is currently inside his district, which includes Flint to what your colleague said. Do you feel. Everyone's walking around Washington right now in the wake this Woodward book animus at and it seems like the open secret is now out in the open. Like is this the way that people in Washington understand the president, fundamentally he's unfit and can't actually dispatch his duties and everyone's just going to work around that. I mean, the things that Bob Woodward wrote the thing that the anonymous author or authors wrote essentially common knowledge in Washington among Democrats and Republicans among people inside and outside the White House. This is an open secret. They have to deny it when it's written on a piece of paper because the president operates on the assumption that he can say anything in do anything in the two don't have to match at all. He, he's a, he's a man child, and that's what we're dealing with. Congress, tears talked about how he's not focused, but it also seems that in these circumstances, the less focus he has the better. I mean, honestly, do you want the president to really focus on really crucial life and death matters like ERC preparedness right now will do you want other people handled it? We want the president of United States to be capable of focusing on these big questions, and that's the that's the struggle that we face this particular president. Of course, I mean, we don't know what has values are. We don't know what he believes because he's a purely transactional person. He has no core beliefs. He has no core values, but just because of that doesn't mean we don't have big problems in this country. You know, it's interesting that we're talking about Puerto Rico. The night of the state of the union ran into the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She recognized me from this network and she looked at me and she point said, you know what? You and I have something in common. We both represent people that this administration is completely overlooked, completely forgotten. In Puerto Rico, they say that it's okay and it's over. When it's not over in Flint, say it's okay. It's over when it's over. They say the water's fine when it is in Puerto Rico, say nobody died. When people did they can deny. He can deny facts in front of his very face and go on with his day. That's the frightening thing. This is, in this case, in the case of Puerto Rico, and Flint is where you see just how stark all this is and how pie stakes are for competent governance, right? These are Puerto Rican Flint. I think it's fair to say the site of the two biggest American governing disasters of the last five years. I think that's ongoing disaster ongoing this Astor's about what has happened here and the drinking water. Has this administration been helpful? Do you feel like the federal government has gotten your back or help this community? No..
"flint michigan" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"I think the mayor of San Juan Julian was absolute. Correct. You let people die and you know, if you think a success is having this of people on your hands. Let me because I think it's important to put it into context group. He said two things. He said, well, you know, the people of Puerto Rico would be better off, but they want us to do everything for them. So he called us lazy. And then he said, wow, you're busting my budget called us worthless or not Matori of of sufficient government. This is a president of the United States would account Astrup situation in Puerto Rico, unprecedented in Puerto Rico with those of people dying and saying, how expensive and how lazy were the only one who was lazy was you Mr? President, you were lazy and you weren't on duty and people died because of it. You know what I keep thinking about as as we look at hurricane Florence as it comes for Carolina coast category, four very, very dire warnings about what it could bring their has still as far as I can tell Benigno really thorough or systematic after action report about how it was the American government allowed three thousand Americans to die in an American territory, and that seems relevant to whatever hurricane preparedness happens in the upper fifty states. Well, he break today Chris about ready. He was and he kept telling us how big disarm west, because you know, he likes using monosyllables words like big and huge and great, and he used them mall to describe the uncoming hurricane instead of reassuring the American public about what was there to make sure that the could be kept safe because everything is huge in big. And of course you wanna know what I fear is the calamity because of the lack of coordination of the government with the national guard and with local government, the lack of responsiveness and preparedness of this government because the president he wants to find out who is the one that wrote that up at peace about the chaos in the White House because he wants the Justice department. He is so consumed by the calamity that exists and the cast that exists that he's not really prepared in focused because he spends every weekend golfing instead of preparing, you know, fifteen of the top managers at Bima are. Acting, they're not even in their permanent positions. They ever even taken time to give them the jobs. But let me just say this too, because I think it's important Grizz as we look at crisis like this, whether it's the Muslim band, whether it's transgender community of being eliminated from the military, any of these terrible, hateful things that this president does. Let me say this. I'm behalf of the people of Puerto Rico, how thankful they are to the American people and to the American public that is put in tens of millions of dollars in real resources and made a difference and stop deaths from occurring. I want to congratulate the American people and that resistance. It exists on so many levels. A final thought about this..
"flint michigan" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"He'll great so hey i am account a cpa him in flint michigan hamburg frustrated by the way quite difficult proposal appears to be and i hope people for years that it really doesn't matter who has an office republican or democrat it's always a show that tax rate per deduction replacing ordinary tax what's up with the alternative minimum tax and more complicated now than it ever has banned for all the talk of simplicity he'll talk from both sides over the years simpler so four simpler every yeah it gets worse and i'm a huge fan of your liberty amendments but one thing that i would change as i would argue in favour of a sales tax versus compact i let me say nanosecond kasai put in there they'd either is fine with me but that said you agree with then the prior caller sunday cpa from california that they take a lot of these common and important deductions away for for many families in this country are you talked about that the proposal or on your cell i'm turn none turned about what the republicans are proposing yeah yeah there if the show uh tell people you're giving them a tax break and it because the rate fall or make an effectively not really any there it always past punish out income tax system has been a shell game for my entire life i'm.
"flint michigan" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Of information a police officer in flint michigan was stabbed at bishop airport they say it's an international airport but it's a smaller within this building i think the police officer was stabbed in the neck and is listed in critical condition they are planning a news conference and having set a whole lot about this but apparently a witness told michigan live the website that he saw man detained near a knife and and that an officer was on his knees like on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck and someone was asking for a towel at that point the facebook page the belongs to bishop airport there in flint michigan says the airport was evacuated no passengers were injured people planning to fly to bishops a definite look does anybody fly into flint michigan i don't know of anybody's flying to flint michigan today contact your airline at cetera cetera sza an nbc news says that the fbi is investigating this as a possible terrorist attack near that's the only thing i would but that was the first conclusion that i jumped to but i'm glad that they have confirmed that of their release looking into it to see if that's the case they did also evacuate bishop airport not that this has become a hotbed of criminal activity but back on the eight th of june there was a suspicious bag on kind of happens every once in a while it's not necessarily huge deal with nothing turned up there the fbi is going to be the lead agency on this was joe kind of intoned there police also posted on twitter that the airport will remain closed until further notice the just give you an idea of how big this airport a little this airport is la acts has how many dozens if not a couple of hundred police officers patrol the airport because of the size of it in bishop they have our i said i should say at bishop international in flint they have six fulltime and six parttime officers but that in one year eight hundred thousand pass singers took flights through bishop so it's not a giant airport by any means but if that's a story that we're going to keep an eye on see if we have any more information about what exactly happened the fbi is also releasing.
"flint michigan" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Of information a police officer in flint michigan was stabbed at bishop airport they say it's an international airport but so small within this building i think the police officer was stabbed in the neck and is listed in critical condition they are planning a news conference and haven't set a whole lot about this but apparently a witness told michigan live the website that he saw man detained near a knife and an officer was on his knees like on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck and a someone was asking for a towel at that point the facebook page the belongs to bishop airport there in flint michigan says the airport was evacuated no passengers were injured people planning to fly to bishop should definitely look does anybody fly into flint michigan i dunno if anybody's flying to flint michigan today contact your airline it cetera cetera oh an nbc news says that the fbi is investigating this as a possible terrorist attack yeah i that's the only thing i would uh that was the first conclusion that i jumped to but i'm glad that they have confirmed that of their release looking into it to see if that's the case they did also evacuate bishop airport not that this has become a hotbed of criminal activity but back on the eight th of june there was a suspicious bag on come happens every once in a while it's not necessarily huge deal but nothing turned up there the fbi is going to be the lead agency on this is joe kind of intoned there police also posted on twitter that the airport will remain closed until further notice did just give you an idea of how big this airport a little this airport is la x has how many dozens if not a couple of hundred police officers patrol the airport because of the size of it in bishop they have our i said i should say at bishop international in flint they have six fulltime in six parttime officers but that in one year eight hundred thousand passengers took flights through bishop so it's not a giant airport by any means but if that's a story that we're going to keep an eye on and see if we have any more information about what exactly happened the fbi is also releasing.