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"flint school" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning

Mojo In The Morning

07:33 min | 1 year ago

"flint school" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning

"The flint school district. It's only when i saw that. They're doing it but they're closing down this week. They actually opened and then they're closing down this week. Not covert related. All its temperature related because the the tempest so hot. So that's one of the stories. We'll talk about this morning is how hot it is and the school's starting back up. Mike's daughter cecilia. Starting school today her very first day of school and then non air conditioned school. Do you guys remember when you went back to Go back to this. We never had 'cause. I went to catholic squad. Went to saint michael's and they'd never air conditioning. And for some reason. I was always seated right next to the window. Size like sitting and baking the sun whole time. He didn't happen until high school. Once we got into high school. So and then i went to college. We didn't have it in. our dorm. Room was sweating and we also not only did not have air conditioning. We must not ahead deodorant back then. Ten crap some kids smell lord it was it was pretty bad so moms and dads as you. Send your kids off to school. I would like you to know. Double the layer of Deodorant soak them in something today. That makes them not smell for those poor teachers. That's the one good thing about having to wear masks. If your school makes you wear them is that you hopefully don't have to smell them. Although he probably still serve it probably still there oded. Lucy get a did. She get her Teacher announcement yesterday. She did she got the same teacher she had last year. Or so yeah. I told you she. She was like crossing her fingers for two specific teachers and so she got one of the two that you get excited about having the same one over early mounter last. Could you buy outfits. Just love her. What what outfit are you gonna get this year by the way i said that yesterday i did that once maybe twice. I never bought my teachers outfits by i. It's funny because of I would be afraid to buy my teachers outfits. Because if i bought him outfit they might think that i was hitting on him. I don't want them thinking. I'm hitting hitting dads. Can you know moms have to be the outfit wears. Did you buy the by the way You didn't explain what the outfit was. did you get. Did you get her panties to learn. I got her like in bras race. Some brace some fun. Bracelets and i got her. I don't know what you like Like a camo rap like a. What do you call it meghan. Like i'd duster idle like these. Wrap things i got one of a komo. Begging what do you call the outfits that you buy your teachers usually. They're very skimpy. I try. I tried to bribe my college teachers and professors. I went to columbia college chicago and occasionally you would see them out about there like people in the radio and tv industry and you would see them out and about like bars or coffee shops. So i would try to buy them a drinker. So and i realized it did nothing for for me because they would be like. Oh thanks then. They wouldn't even know who. I was the next day when i was in the class. Getting nothing gift cards. I got step up the game. Our biggest one it was. It was funny because of When you brought that up. Yesterday i go back to the same story of Mister rep toy from West bloomfield schools with jacob and he kept telling the kids all he wanted was hooters. Gift cards so we got him a hooters. We got him hooters gift card and he still to this day if i see him out and about or on facebook or whatever ill hit me up and say that was the greatest gift ever cards by. Wanted to be different. Her favorite store sweden favorite store anywhere that sells black shirts. I'm safe with you. Yes and and there are two or three x depending on if they're the the slim sizes though slim sizes. Get me screwed all the time. Speaking of shirts can you. Can you help me out with this one so we went out for dinner and we're sick restaurant and in the beginning of dinner how they always just bring out waters tier so they're bringing the waters out to us and the girl is bringing them out has the tray and i'm looking at this thing going. This thing is not going to go well for her like it just looked like it was not balanced right and she took one of the glasses off. Making the weight distribute distribution on their tray. Kind of screw up and spilled all of the waters. They all fell on top of me. Okay so thank god. You're wearing a black shirt spills right on top of me right. Yeah good stuff had a black shirt on in a khaki shorts all right so got a little bit of water. Looks like i wet my pants later that evening. She's bringing chelsea her glass of red wine and said red wine right on top of me again in you. Yes why is it that you're the person that they always end up spilling on ice. Maybe it's because of the way. I was sitting. I was sitting like on the end. So i had the the The end spot this poor girl. I felt so bad for her. Can you guess what water in a glass of wine got me. Nothing you think. Do think desert maybe. Well that's deserting but the way i would say that the wine would be taken off your bill or should have been taken off your belt and she should have brought you a frat brought chelsea fresh glass of wine. They offered me a drink of my choice. You think. I want her to bring another drink way. When you order. Neil frigging thing. I just got spilled for wine. Red wine saying white wine gets out red wine so you have to ever spoke so so i. I'm walking out of the place. I needed this scuba outfit. In order to restaurant. I'm walking out of the place is no joke. My shirt looks like i'm sweating profusely okay. It looks like i have you now. Swept through the whole thing because it's obviously black t. Shirt it was. Actually you know. Had i just had a design on the front of it and stuff it was like sticking when it sticks to your your mandates and you're like pulling it out because it's all wet and my khaki pants on the front of them big. It looked like it. Looks like i bled in my private parts because it was so bad and They didn't by the way the restaurant didn't even say That they would make clothes or anything like that. I said to chelsea chelsea in. It's a place that we've never been before as talion places by our house. And i said to chelsea i go. This is while. Because i remember one time we went out to eat with some friends and we ate at a restaurant that actually it was kind of a popular place in bloomfield hills. And the person that we were with they got spilled on. They paid for all of their stuff. It was crazy how much they paid for like. They paid for their meals. Got their meal out of the deal. They got dry cleaning out of the deal and the dry cleaner could not get the stain out. They ended up getting. They bought them close. It was really nice. Oh that's awesome very great. Customer service yes..

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"flint school" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

11:16 min | 1 year ago

"flint school" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

"Along with four of his fellow students from the interlock and arts academy violinists etienne. Krieger valerie shoe. Friedman violist. emma. Boyd and on chiloe gabriel hanbury. Our clarinet is najji is joining my co host. Kevin scholla and me now for a little chat kevin. I don't know about you. But i was totally transported by my gosh. I was so transfixed from the beginning. I mean the way you will play this honestly. It feels like i'm putting my child softly to sleep in thinking about all the emotions. I have this child truly. It was so captivating. Thank you so much for that kevin. Nogi what's your history with this piece. Yeah so my first time seeing this piece was on college to our list actually of course you know. When you're preferring excerpts you go and you listen to the peace in its entirety and you kind of get an idea of what the context is and so i listened to that movement and from the very beginning i just fell in love with and i knew that i had to perform it from that moment. It's an easy peace to fall in love with them telling you the way you guys played it. I know before you went to interlocking. You had to move a ton. And i can't imagine how that was giving your love of music but i guess you must have had a lot of family support. Yeah definitely of course. The person that first comes to mind is my mom growing up. She worked a lot. There was long stretch of time. She was working third shift and then after that there was this period of time in eighth grade where she was a bus driver and that job. The time requirements for that were unbelievable. We had to wake up early in the morning. And we're at the bus lot by six o'clock and then we got home at six o'clock and so it would be me my stereo and then my mom all getting ready in the morning and then by the time i get home there really wasn't much time for anything but my mom working to provide me or to put me in an environment where my love for music was nurtured was really valuable looking back. There's this community music school. The flint school performing arts. And that's where. I met my first teacher and we played some standard like when unsolvable repertoire holst grainger pieces like that and i remember being in there and just seeing how happy everyone was and how happy my band director was to be doing your job that i knew that i wanted to be involved in it some way either performing or teaching and that set me out on a journey suggest improve despite these setbacks. You've had you strike me as someone so filled with creativity and energy and ambition are likely nagy. As you know today we're commemorating juneteenth and for some. This is a holiday filled with tradition before others is just now emerging into the public eye growing up. Did you hear much about the holiday no i. I really haven't heard much about it. Until recently i do have family members from the south and i've heard that in the south does get a bit more attention but here in michigan. I really haven't heard much about it. And i think part of the reason for that is that it's in some people's eyes. They can be a bit of an uncomfortable subject to discuss. But i think it's important that we kind of press into that discomfort and really get down to figuring out why it makes us uncomfortable tying this back to classical music when we present these works by people of color that can encourage us to look further back into history and maybe ask ourselves like. Oh you know. Why weren't there works given light back. Then why did it take so long for you. Know a lot of this great music to make its way into standard repertoire. There's so much amazing. Work by black indigenous people of color and it's their perspective is not the standard traditional perspective that we continuously here so i think that education is going to be so necessary moving forward as we have these conversations within the classical world. Yeah definitely and now z. The way you play is so captivating. I'm so excited for people to hear your work going. Forward najji greenlee. Eighteen years old from flint. Michigan and nagae is one of our jack kente cook young artists. I'm pianist peter dugan here with my co host fantastic cellist songwriter. And beat boxer with the band. Pentatonic kevin lula. Thanks peter and if you're just joining us from the toughest commemorating the holiday juneteenth today by celebrating young black musicians and their perspectives on music and the world around them. And we've got new music coming up next. Yes we do. We're going to hear an exciting new work by the fifteen year. old composer. abuna luo ogun tola she's from fayetteville new york just outside of syracuse. This is her composition titled the dimensions. And i had the great privilege of performing it. Along with two of the best violinists. I know they're both from the top alums. Charles yang enduring You.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"And he created a trust fund in the citizens bank of which he was a drexel. even today. The new version of citizens bank is huntington bank which is based believe it or not in buckeye land columbus ohio. They bought first merit bank which had bought citizens bank. This all happened about fifteen years ago. Huntington got first merit about six. Seven years ago they have really spruced up ballinger park and memorial park as something. I think you can be proud of today. Although they are not as high tech high level recreational is was back in the glory days of the nineteen fifties where the ice skating ice cream escorts and everything else. The only thing there is in both parties are basketball courts as you could imagine and they are heavily used by all the local kids. So that is the way ballenger in memorial operate today. You're absolutely right. They're private parts. But nobody knows. But i remember as a kid you know looking at that park and i said there's something different about that. Please got green grass and scott real grass. You know my park was all full. You know because the landfill bubbles up over the years and it's getting metal shavings stones and it was almost impossible to play there. But you have a legacy at least with your name attached to it to one of the greatest field houses in the united states. Even today. because it's a home of of this crazy good program at my college basketball. Was steve shout. Yeah the bears yeah. They've been great the schmidt. The coach been a world class coach. And they've won national championships. They've really done the job. Until the pandemic hit my colleges been blessed because of your family your family is touched. My college with its and some ever wrote that we were able to keep such great teachers there because of your family endowment legacy over the years not another thing that my grandfather left was funding for a lecture series. Which over the years. I would argue is almost the best continuing lectures series in the state. I mean they've had world class people they've had werner von braun. They've had former brought british prime minister. Harold wilson they've had lek valente. They're having a program coming up on april first with john bonus boozing. Abc or spotted Who's got his own. Tv show that is continued. All this time that began in the nineteen fifties just after my grandfather died. Well you missed one okay. Likely likely was definitely a speaker. I met spike lee There were you know. Patti smith gain but your family anyway. Est touched a lot of lives. You know when you look at all the things that have been done over the many years by auto pioneers who left money including charles ma. A flint's been blessed in ways that most cities in america hasn't yet a lot of people do not realize with all the terrible news there's been about flint over the last couple of decades even before the flint water crisis i mean flint has gotten such a bad rap nationally and it is viewed as just the pits the urban you know quagmire of the worst of any medium sized to large american city but a lot of people don't realize that the early auto barons so to speak whether there were my ballanger whiting bauer. Sloan all these people. They gave a lot of money to create a college in development which has plotting auditorium. Which has the sloan museum of automotive The flint institute of music and the flint institute of arts in the flint institute of arts is a world class art museum. It's certainly the best art museum. And the biggest in michigan outside of detroit institute of arts. Guess what the detroit institute of arts for years was owned by the city. It wasn't a private you know entity at all you can say that is a private art museum. The flint is toot of ours was the very best in the biggest and the entire state. And it's bigger and better than ever right now. I'll just mention the long way. Planetarium is also there. That's also part of with my vista jewel. The cultural center in flint is the big biggest and best of its kind in any city in michigan and better than most in the united states. You you went. You went to zimmerman right exactly. I went servicemen which was on instill is today on coruna road and my brothers and sisters went there to everybody went to the public schools. My next door neighbors here in flint growing up were harding by the son of cs. Motte and his family to zimmerman junior high school. Which by the way was in one building between gender garden ninth grade. You can go all ten years in one place. It was only five blocks from our house. We walked to school or owner bikes every single day for ten years. Compare that to what's happened in the school system. Today it's tragic you know the flint school system is no law as it existed back there. Which junior high did you go to. Or which i is going to tell you. I'm kinley falcon pin like we had you know. Mckinley longfellow lull emerson. Wet ear and zimmerman. They were the six public junior high schools. That was date tonight. We didn't have middle schools in those days. I still think junior high schools were the best way to go. Go pay six and then go junior high seven through nine. Those six schools that i just mentioned and we had intense rivalries member the basketball games and winter own home at home in a way for each school It was really something. An incredible athletes came out of those schools. I went to freeman elementary school. Which was just a few blocks from my home named after ralph freeman right. I know him. Did you know ralph freeman. I did know him personally. But you know certainly do the family. I knew who he was absolutely then. They name the school after him. Real freeman was the prosecuting attorney and genesee county. At one point you were privilege to go to some really great schools. They went to princeton between zimmerman and princeton. I went to a private secondary school in new jersey called lawrenceville which is a very great school third-biggest prep school in the country. All male at the time now obviously like almost all these schools co ed and actually i'm class secretary for the class of nineteen fifty eight at the lawrenceville school right now and then i wanted to princeton and.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"Bellinger of genesee county. I've never heard that one. I've been a fan of your's is you know for many years. There's not anyone from flint who has not driven down your highway ben to balance your fieldhouse been to balance a park. The fingerprints footprints of your family are all over the town. Today's discussion i hope can focus on your family history and what it means to the flipped area so welcome. I'm glad to join. You are thank you very much for giving me this opportunity. Let's get right into it. Your family announced back about one hundred thirty years or better and right right right. Well look my grandfather. Who's boorda's eight hundred. sixty six. The year after several war was a graduate student in an obscure business college in upstate. New york when whiting. Who was the head of what was called. The flint wagon works in eighteen. Eighty eight sent out a nationwide. Dragnet search for a bookkeeper bookkeeper or real flint. Wagon works the durant door carriage company. This is when the name the vehicle city really got started had nothing to do with automobile. This was Buggies for horse drawn carriage. That's what they did. As flint wagon word door dairies durant dort carriage company. My grandfather at the age of twenty one answered the call and came to flint as a bookkeeper for the flint wagon work in eighteen. Ada He actually was born and brought up in rural cambridge city. Indiana down near richmond indiana. But he's onto this business college in upstate new york so anyway he comes to flynn all by himself to make a long story short fifteen years later. Approximately maybe seventeen years. The flint wagon works became buick. Buick motor and by that time. My grandfather had worked his way up to the point where he was the first treasurer of bill in nineteen o six. He was one of the original investors with billy durant informing general motors. He then went on of my grandfather to be the first treasurer of chevrolet when it was created in nineteen eleven. He retired in nineteen twenty six. He was sixty years old. Spent the rest of his life as Kind of real estate dabbler and investor. And if lance or if those provided the money that created ballinger park and memorial park downtown the memorial to his wife my grandmother minnie ballinger. He gave a lot of money to what was then flint junior college now community college and they name the field house in his honour. Ballenger fieldhouse me was also chairman of the board of is now mclaren hospital. It was women's hostel back in the day. They named the west side of flint. Highway balladry highway after him. Because that's where mcclaren broke ground for its new facility there in about nineteen fifty. My grandfather died in nineteen fifty one at the age of eighty. Four my father. Who was vice-president president of citizens bank and the board of directors succeeding. My grandfather who've been on the board of says bank for years he picked off what my grandfather created and he developed alger park where they used to have ice skating where everybody went the winner. I meet people all the time and said oh my god i remember going to balance or park ice skating in the fifties and so forth and so on so that is a very short version of the history of the balance. Your family and i think it was. I can't remember if it was your dad. Your grandfather was also on the flint school board. He was and i think that was his connection to what became flint junior college. Because remember fled junior college. Who's kind of an appendage of the flint. School board in all eventually became motte community college years later after she s not seated a lot of his private land in apple would stay in the college cultural development area in flint to the college to use as a campus four went junior college so yes my grandfather was on the flint. School board and my father. Subsequently in the nineteen fifties was elected the flint school board served on the school board. I was born in one thousand nine hundred forty one just before pearl harbor march twenty nine thousand nine hundred forty one. I had Three brothers and sisters one brother two sisters we grew up on the southwest side of flint. Just off miller road in what became woodcraft estate development area residential development. In those days. There wasn't any grand blake today. It's unbelievable how grand blanc and its area has exploded. But at that time. If you're going to move away from the residential area in the college cultural development on east court street near flint junior college you went over to the west side outside the city limits. At that time in what is now flint township they started would crop to state. I gotta tell you are out of all people. I grew up with at that time. I'm the last one left everybody else has gone. They've either long since moved away from flan. Many of them moved away for michigan entirely or they are now deceased. And i have kept my old childhood home that i grew up in in flip off miller road. That's where i'm talking to you. From today i also have a house in lansing so i kind of commute back and forth between lansing and flint every week. Here your your family your grandfather especially. He was quite a wise person and innovative his philanthropy. Because one of the things he did that is rather unique. The parks you re reference memorial park and ballinger park or parks that are private exactly but nobody knows it. They think it's part of the park system but because they're open to the public just the way city parks are but you know what are I think my grandfather must have detected even at that early date that there was something not quite right about flint. city offer. They i don't think he wanted to just give his land to the city of flat. He was afraid they would muck it up. So he created a to private parts memorial park and boundary park.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"Or their sex. America can be a great country. But not until it takes a look at its policing models. Does something about it. In Flint Michigan. We've had a long tradition. A community policing. We are one of the first cities in the country to develop a community policing model. The idea was to get cops out. Walk around. Get out a bicycle. Get Out of their cars. Talk to the people. Today the policing model is militaristic. So if the predominant policing and law enforcement motto is going to be about the military, then you will have violence as a response. In almost every case. Because Violence is Dr King? And Gandhi. Also spent years of his life preaching nonviolence. But we cannot, you cannot break. The cycle of violence by violence. In other words, an eye for an eye doesn't work. It only breeds resentment. Someday. Somewhere and some place. We'll have leaders who have the wisdom. To forge a new tomorrow for policing. It's been a long time. Since the American policing model has been reviewed. Our police model was never designed to have. The kinds of militaristic approaches that we see today. That not only makes America more dangerous. But it doesn't serve the people who need the most help. I've often been troubled by the. Look of the police. Police officers WANNA. Make themselves military. There's a place for the military. and. There's a time for the military. The police are not the military. So away with the haircuts away with the redneck stuff. Away with the crazy. And punish those and make sure they know they can be punished for doing bad things. Because until that day when they're some deterrent that's established by craziest prosecutor and a police chief who doesn't apologize for bad behavior. And immoral behavior and criminal behavior. America find peace. That's my opinion. That's my experience. Please share yours. Thank you for listening..

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

10:08 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"Transformational and confirming moment in this episode of my life. When I learned what had happened to set this school so-called school race riot off. One of my best friends at Church. Was a printer for the WHO, FBI. The school newspaper. He and I were both young printing students? In. Mr Women's class. We were learning trait at flint southwestern. Apparently, he defaced a picture of some black students scheduled for printing on the front page of the school newspaper. He made. There is white by scratching off their ice from the photo. He then ran the paper with the picture. The black student body was furious at such disrespect. And that was understandable. And investigation eventually revealed that it was my friend. That did this dump stuff. He was kicked out of school for the rest of the school year. My friends, parents and others went immediately in their redneck mode. They're white trash, play books and attack the blacks for starting this riot. Everyone assumed that. That, the school wanted to make the news. With the black power bit that somebody at the school, so maybe even some black student? Wanted to be like stokely Carmichael. Glory rap, Brown or Angela Davis with their fists high in the air. For them. The situation confirmed all their fears and prejudice against black people. But the fact of the matter was it was a white kid. who was the spark? That lit the dry kindling of racial animosity that day, flint southwestern high school. I know my friend very well. He's not a racist person. He is however a prankster and this one got way over his skis. He immediately apologized to the authorities for his stunt. He understood what he had done and. that. It was wrong and expressed remorse to his friends as well. Is intention was not to create a race riot. People shape were. View of life with filters and prejudice. This lesson in the tenth grade shape, my view hate prejudice and perceptions of others different than myself. Because my travels have made me realize that every society in the world picked on its minorities. The Lessons of the riot stuck with me an influence my career. Eventually I was appointed a hearing referee for the Michigan Civil Rights Department. I also was the first prosecutor in Michigan History to appoint a black woman as my chief assistant. Throughout my career. In private practice, which extended over twenty five years. I served people of all races. In all circumstances. We're discrimination occurred. I brought cases and argued them. And brought justice to their situations whether in these sexual harassment. in some cases I was successful. One case I brought a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of. A group of Black Sheriff's deputies, who had been fired after an inmate committed suicide. Not Every case I was successful. However. Every case that I brought. Eventually found a good result. Erica has a long ways to go. To recognize the reasonable and legitimate grievances of black people in the United States of America. We've come a long ways since nineteen sixty eight. But when it comes to policing and law enforcement, we really haven't learned much at all as a country. For many years I reviewed every single police brutality case every allegations of police misconduct personally. The, nineteen ninety s and a good part of the book the next decade two thousand. During that period of time I realized. That the most important thing that. Those law enforcement prosecution can do is make sure that the cases a properly brought in order to send the loudest message. For too long prosecutors have not taken their rightful role their constitutional role to be. The protector between the Thin Blue Line, the police, and those that they rule over the people. When a prosecutor compromises that role, there is nobody to police the police. And that is precisely what's happened in America? There's obviously reluctance to hold those accountable. Who have taken all to help other people. However we know from human nature and what we see with our own eyes and. Ears not just on TV, but in real life. That there are those who abuse their authority, and or psychologically unable to accept. Authority and can't work without being supervised. When the supervisors of the supervisors are racist. Or have racial prejudice in their heart or animus towards one particular ethnic group. Then, how can you expect the person on the frontline to begin to to copy any other behavior? America's a big place. America's place. With a lot of possibility. But that possibility is diminished. And diminish greatly. When we allow. Employment Economic Opportunity Social Mobility. Health care and and a gamut of other things that we would measure a decent and justice society by if we keep people from having that merely because of the color of their skin, their religion.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"Wounded strict. But they're coming from other places diliah today. What is it that makes this area such a high gross zone mcnew will professional athletes? I think it goes back to the elementary schools. When you're giving good guidance and direction learn the fundamentals there sports refined these skills at the middle school and high school level and that was one thing as community school directors. We all had sports teams. That are elementary school and we got these kids in the Fourth Fifth Sixth Street and Adam. Planning flag football at employing. You're organized basketball. Had them playing US baseball? Or whatever and We just don't have that as much anymore. Hey tribute allow those athletes. Have you looked back into the past? They had some very good guidance and coached not just at the high school level but going all the way back to elementary school. Skip when you were coming along in Flint or some near mentors? Oh Gosh so my mentors shoot Dan. Katie was definitely one of my mentors. Vince Olszewski who was a principal. South Western was one of my mentors in guys that I worked with John. Clothier scillies guys. Who had been school director before I got there? They really helped bring me along and and it helped me because you always had support. If you had a problem you call one of those guys up and sure enough. It helps salvage. They'll there's a a to too. Many dimensions Farzaneh Mentor Sir. It anybody I came into contact with who had more experience than I tried to learn from them. Just like when I worked for Ron Barnett. As assistant principal bill one of the greatest principles I had worked for and so I learned a lot from him as how to be an administrator to work with staff how to be a leader in the I think I've just pick the best one the biggest ones I got to mention him was Bob Leach. He was my football coach. Affairs State Very Very. Dig Mentor for me. I really enjoy playing football him. And as you know. He coached Central for a number of years and he went on to which affair state anyone to coach the St Louis Cardinals as assistant coach in pro football now at the APP. Pharisees said it was undefeated gene and who were some of your teammates that we might know all coach Leach. Recruiter LIFTS LINEAR Tommy. Hamlet was an all American that year he played a foot northern graduated sixty eight year. Alfred Sturdy Defensive Andy to solve Bester Dave Gardy came back he graduates sixty five. Marine Corps Court went to Vietnam came back and played at Ferris. Ho shooters suck I think. They're I countered by eight or ten kids from the flint. Schools about other fibers suspects from the parochial schools. The Played Richie Green from Atherton Alec Kennedy from Davidson Tomlin root for traffic. Don't Miss Anybody. But we just got our fifty year reunion of undefeated teams and twenty thirty. The guys came back was really really need. Some of our players teammates passed on bin. Laden are still around and we swap stories and we were always better now than we were back. Then you know that goes for sure for really hersher now Skip new grew up in in a neighborhood in the south end limp and just as locks had at near with this radio. Frequent project that I undertaken. We're doing personal history interviews. A seems like I got stuck in that neighborhood for some reason and I've interviewed some pretty interesting people. How would you describe that that neighborhood?.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

04:33 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"And I assume there were other spirits where people came from you to other countries this study Flint Mall. Oh yeah to give you an idea. Of How big commute education was flint back in the sixties into the seventies down at the administration building for the Flint community schools. They had an office was called conference and visitation had two full time staff members and their primary job was to provide Conferences services for people coming from other states other countries into the united into Michigan into Flint. And they sold them out to take into to school program concept back to their community. So Oh yeah. It was a big time like say when you have a full-time office with two full time. Staff members providing these things for other people to take communication education. Back it was it was something what was a place of people didn't run from in those days. They wanted to come to. Oh no question. That was the foot we move into flint because of the schools. And it's sad the way things are going to give you an example here in late sixties there were forty seven thousand students in the flint community. Schools there's less than four thousand students in Flint. Mi Schools now. Now skip new least in my mind. Research is new represent in are the epitome of Flint's heyday. So to speak you were raised in the sixties in Flint and participated and all kinds of activities. I assume you had a flight football team. Someplace in their own at six straight at McKinley or excuse me of freemen football program in Kinley and that was provide with him out foundation Saturday mornings. We'd go there and laptops high school athletes along with maybe coacher a teacher from the school there and we played a few games. Donate stadium to end the season. So yeah it was It was big sports. Were always big and Flynn in fact. I want to ask me. Why went such a resilient in town? I think the foundation is the athletic sports programs. That is one really a fed flint and You look all the state championships. Flint used to win central northern South Western northwestern. I mean for years a year single buying in a flint. School didn't win a State Championship. Jim In one sport or another and the is it sad. Now that we've gone down that we don't have our sports teams have really haven't been doing as well as they have in the past and that's what really bothers me. That seems to have shifted many respects to private schools course powers powers. Catholic is of great tradition and some of the schools Detroit Country Day. I think of some of the other southwest side of the state seemed seemed to have that that vacuum if you will of of the demise of schools when we get back to talking about you almost at every stage of your life. You've you've benefited. It seems like with or academics or community activity and then you went back to be a leader in in that in that system. What was it about that Upgrade of yours that made you WanNa do that and stay and how people slip way. Did they do with drawing up and Flint? My Dad was a flint police officer for twenty five years and I. It was all school gun. A DAD and You always gave back to the community that you brought up an. He taught me that he told me that. You know what we were. Offer a lot of things in flint and we aren't we ought to put things back and so I really feel them. Working with the kids and Flint was proudly my high point in my career. I did go on was the assistant principal and Athletic Director grambling Middle School. The fun part about that was being the athletic director and working with kids. That's always been the most fun. Part of my life is it. My job is working with kiss. And that's it's it's a rewarding thing so you you went moved to suburbia in a nice. Miriam Graham Blink and you finish your career there and retired.

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"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

Radio Free Flint

05:12 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" 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..

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90.3 KAZU

10:48 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"From NPR news I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles workers at some big companies went on strike today among them at Walmart the delivery app Instacart and Amazon is company it works if they'll meet that is the voice of Christian at Smalls right outside an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island he where he worked there until recently Smalls and other protesters say their jobs have gotten dangerous during this pandemic and they want the companies to do more to protect them NPR Shannon bond has been following these protests and joins us now he Shannon Hey Alfa so give us a sense of what these protests look like like how many people turned out well organizers tell me that thousands of workers said they were going to take part in this general strike in today's notable dates may first international workers day around the world is typically a big day for labor activism and they were these protests outside several Amazon warehouses around the country but you know it's also kind of hard to gather a lot of people together right now right I mean how do you even stays six feet apart from each other on a picket line that's right so a lot of these actions they are actually employees calling in sick they didn't show up to work and gig workers who deliver groceries for apps like Instacart and ships that's a wrap on by target they're also at home they're not accepting orders on those apps so some of this protest is kind of invisible interesting will tell us what do these workers one specifically from these companies yeah well they have some immediate demands related to the pandemic they're asking for more protective gear like gloves and masks more cleanings of stores and warehouses they want to be able to take more time off with pay if they get sick or if they're at higher risk of code nineteen I talked to Kerry Blair today she's a mom of five kids in Akron Ohio and she delivers for ships to make extra money but she says right now it's just not worth the rest to go out she says that's the case for lots of workers and that's why they're all coming together today people who work at whole foods at target or Walmart there's no way to get around not being around people that is your job people are in another stores all day every day and I feel like that's us too we're out there in the public doing things for other people these workers are also asking for more transparency they want companies like Amazon to disclose how many workers have gotten sick so we know from them please that that number is likely in the dozens at least in some workers have even died but the company hasn't given a full picture and finally the protesters are calling on shoppers to boycott these stores and and apps and have these companies done anything to address these concerns well across the board the company say they value input from their workers they also say that these protesters are a small group they don't reflect the majority of workers and the companies say they've been they've done some things they are paying workers more than before the outbreak they're taking more health and safety precautions they're doing cleanings handing out mass disinfectants Amazon just this week said it would spend about four billion dollars its entire operating profit in the second quarter dealing with a chronic virus so that includes protective equipment higher pay for workers cleaning those warehouses testing employees for the virus and we should note that many of these companies are and your financial supporters I mean is it fair to say that these workers have a point meaning that these companies are doing pretty well right now in part because these workers are out there on the job while the rest of us are all at home that's right you know they really are doing well let's take Amazon it just reported its latest financial results unsurprisingly it made a lot of money in the first three months of the year seventy five billion dollars in sales Amazon's on a big hiring spree to meet all this demand were all ordering a lot of things get hired almost two hundred thousand people to work in warehouses in March and April and that's the thing that troubles many of the workers I'm talking to these jobs you know we don't think about them a lot but and they don't feel like the company's value them right now the whole world agrees they're doing essential work so the workers want to make the most out of this moment when they feel like the public is behind them that is in here Shannon bond thank you Shannon thanks also it's been more than a month now since a former Senate staffer of Joe Biden accused the presumptive democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her back in nineteen ninety three today Biden responded personally for the first time he spoke to MSNBC did you sexually assault terror rate no it is not true I'm saying unequivocally it never never happened didn't never happened for more on Biden's response and the reaction to that response we're joined by NPR political correspondent Asma Holland and also why is Biden speaking now well frankly political pressure on him has been mounting and Republicans had been amplifying the store you know they were singling out congressional Democrats to respond to it but even some women's rights activists on the left had what been wanting to buy to to respond to the allegation himself directly I want to note this next minute or so may include descriptions that many people listening will find uncomfortable but I do need to ask you to lay out exactly what retaliation is and and how Biden addressed at this morning yeah that's right the the woman's name is Tara Reid and I've spoken with her multiple times she told me that sometime in the spring of nineteen ninety three Joe Biden pinned her up against a wall in the hallway on on Capitol Hill and she says he put his fingers inside of her **** she told me she could not remember the exact date or location of the alleged assault she said she had other experiences of harassment in the office and she filed a complaint about that but she couldn't remember the name of the Senate office where she filed that complaint and she said she doesn't a copy of it Beilein says you know today that he's confident that there is nothing you know he he says that no one in his office brought a complaint to him twenty seven years ago and he reiterated that women do have a right to be heard about these allegations but that those allegations also needs to be investigated and he pointed back to his support in changing the culture in the laws around sexual assault and then one last thing they lose it I want to mention that I've tried to reach read herself today to get a sense of what her response to all of this has been I have not heard from her so far I tried a couple of times and as far as I know she has not responded publicly to what he said okay so many questions here at and another thing that Biden said this morning was that records that meat from the time from from nineteen ninety three that that they can be released what what would be involved with that and where are they he did and I should be very clear that any record of a complaint from Tara Reid herself is not going to answer the question of whether or not this alleged assault occurred because news imagine she she said she did not mention the assault in her complaint but still she herself has been suggesting that there's some proof of how she was treated and that that she feels is being hidden away at the university of Delaware that's where Biden's a personal papers are those files are not yet public biting today emphasized that there are no H. R. no personnel files at the university of Delaware he said that the one place that any such complaint would be if it exists is the National Archives and that he be instructing the secretary of the Senate to identify that complaint and release it to the press you know the thing the thing about these records is that in trying to clear up the story by Dan sort of opened up a Pandora's box he was asked on morning Joe today why not just open up all your records even all these records at the university of Delaware just for the sake of transparency the papers or position papers there are documents in existence and and that that that when I was for example when I go when I met with food and when I met with whomever and all of that to be fodder in a campaign and this time and I don't know of anybody who's done anything like that and so the National Archives is the only place there would be anything having to do with personnel records and we should say that the however the National Archives told us that any personnel complaints from nineteen ninety three would actually be under the control of the Senate so it's unclear these records all right does sound like a bit of a Pandora's box wait what has the response to Biden's remarks overall been a will largely at a long expected political lines you know Republicans have pounced on how Biden answer these questions about the Delaware record saying you know whether the other things is the seemingly hiding maybe his relationship negotiations with China that he's trying to keep out of the public eye as for Democrats the common responses that look you know biting answered questions and they point out that that's more than what president trump is done when he's faced far more accusations of sexual assault it's a message I heard also from the group time's up now which sprang up as a movement you know in the aftermath of the me too movement they say that by then sat down here dressed as seriously which is something that president trump has never done NPR's asthma highway to think so much as much you're welcome coved nineteen has taken the lives of more than sixty three thousand people in America one of them was Neufeld Berkeley Berkeley was the first African American to lead flint community schools in Michigan in the late nineteen eighties and former students like Janelle Jimerson remember him as a voice for underserved students Jimerson ended up going into education himself due in large part to doctor Burley's influence learning of his work leading the flint schools district when they were twenty two thousand candles in that district including me it was so inspiring to me needless to say you know having an individual who looks like me you know an African American individual I'm who understood the nuances that the kids and families in our community faced it was really encouraging and I was able to at that point C. a space for myself there was a particular student he will come to school hungry or maybe his clothes weren't as clean as the other children's clothes wearing the staff would remark about the child's parent and one day I brought the child up to doctor burly and I asked them you know how how can we get the parents to care more you know and he shared with me that when these shows our walk through our doors we have to believe that the parents are sending us the best that they have and we have to use the best that we have to get them where they need to be his legacy that is going to last in flint forever is really that community elements to add the schools aren't some island but that the school is a space where family work community and educators can come together we've seen that role of flint community schools continue to lie about today and.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

05:20 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Woman's name is Tara Reid and I've spoken with her multiple times she told me that sometime in the spring of nineteen ninety three Joe Biden pinned her up against a wall in the hallway on on Capitol Hill and she says he put his fingers inside of her **** she told me she could not remember the exact date or location of the alleged assault she said she had other experiences of harassment in the office and she filed a complaint about that but she couldn't remember the name of the Senate office where she filed a complaint and she said she doesn't a copy of it Beilein says you know today that he's confident that there is nothing you know he he says that no one in his office brought a complaint to him twenty seven years ago and he reiterated that women do have a right to be heard about these allegations but that those allegations also need to be investigated and he pointed back to his support in changing the culture in the laws around sexual assault and you know when I think they lose it I want to mention that I've tried to reach read herself today to get a sense of what her response to all of this has been I have not heard from her so far I tried a couple of times and as far as I know she has not responded publicly to what he said okay so many questions here and another thing that Biden said this morning was that records that meat from the time from from nineteen ninety three that that they can be released what what would be involved with that and where are they he did it and I should be very clear that any record of a complaint from Tara Reid herself is not going to answer the question of whether or not this alleged assault occurred because news imagine she she said she did not mention the assault in her complaint but still she herself has been suggesting that there's some proof of how she was treated and that that she feels is being hidden away at the university of Delaware that's where Biden's a personal papers are those files are not yet public by Dan today emphasized that there are no H. R. no personnel files at the university of Delaware he said the the one place that any such complaint would be if it exists is the National Archives and that he be instructing the secretary of the Senate to identify that complaint and release it to the press you know I think the thing about these records is that in trying to clear up the story by Dan sort of opened up a Pandora's box he was asked on morning Joe today why not just open up all your records even all these records at the university of Delaware just for the sake of transparency the papers or position papers there are documents in existence and and that that that when I was for example when I go when I met with food and when I met with whomever and all of that to be fodder in a campaign and this time and I don't know of anybody who's done anything like that and so the National Archives is the only place there would be anything having to do with personnel records and we should say that that however the National Archives told us that any personnel complaints from nineteen ninety three would actually be under the control of the Senate so it's unclear these records all right does sound like a bit of a Pandora's box wait what has the response to Biden's remarks overall been a will largely along expected political lines you know Republicans have pounced on how Biden answer these questions about the Delaware record saying you know what there's other things is the seemingly hiding maybe his relationship negotiations with China that he's trying to keep out of the public eye as for Democrats the common responses that look you know biting answered questions and they point out that that's more than what president trump is done when he's faced far more accusations of sexual assault it's a message I heard also from the group time's up now which sprang up as a movement you know in the aftermath of the me too movement they say that by then sat down here dresses seriously which is something that president trump has never done NPR's asthma highway to think so much as much you're welcome coved nineteen has taken the lives of more than sixty three thousand people in America one of them was nextel Berkeley early was the first African American to lead flint community schools in Michigan in the late nineteen eighties and former students like Janelle Jamerson remember him as a voice for underserved students Jamerson ended up going into education himself due in large part to doctor Burley's influence learning of his work leading the flint schools district when they were twenty two thousand candles in that district including me it was so inspiring to me needless to say you know having an individual who looks like me you know an African American individual I'm who understood the nuances that the kids and families in our community face it was really encouraging and I was able to at that point C. a space for myself there was a particular student he will come to school hungry or maybe his clothes weren't as clean as the other children's clothes wearing the staff would remark about the child's parent and one day I brought the child up to doctor burly and I asked them you know how how can we get the parents to care more you know and he shared with me that when these shows our walk through our doors we have to believe that the parents are sending us the best that they have and we have to use the best that we have to get them where they need to be his legacy that is going to last in flint for amber is really that community elements that the schools aren't some island but that the school is a space where family where community and educators can come together we've seen that role of flint community schools continue to love out today and.

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KCRW

11:32 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on KCRW

"About eighty for downtown LA on a Friday it's All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles workers at some big companies went on strike today among them at Walmart the delivery app Instacart and Amazon this company bell got it to work if they'll meet that is the voice of Christian Smalls right outside an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island he where he worked there until recently Smalls and other protesters say their jobs have gotten dangerous during this pandemic and they want the companies to do more to protect them and Peter Shannon bond has been following these protests and joins us now he Shannon Hey Alfa so give us a sense of what these protests looked like like how many people turned out well organizers tell me that thousands of workers said they were going to take part in this general strike in today's notable dates may first international workers day around the world is typically a big day for labor activism and there are these protests outside several Amazon warehouses around the country but you know it's also kind of hard to gather a lot of people together right now right I mean how do you even stays six feet apart from each other on a picket line that's right so a lot of these actions they are actually employees calling in sick they didn't show up to work and gig workers who deliver groceries for apps like Instacart and ships that's a wrap on by target they're also at home they're not accepting orders on those apps so some of this protest is kind of invisible interesting will tell us what do these workers want specifically from these companies yeah well they have some immediate demands related to the pandemic they're asking for more protective gear like gloves and masks more cleanings of stores and warehouses they want to be able to take more time off with pay if they get sick or if they are at higher risk of code nineteen I talked to Kerry Blair today she's a mom of five kids in Akron Ohio and she delivers for ships to make extra money but she says right now it's just not worth the risk to go out she says that's the case for lots of workers and that's why they're all coming together today people who work at whole foods at target or Walmart there's no way to get around not being around people that is your job people are in another stores all day every day and I feel like that's us who were out there in the public doing things for other people these workers are also asking for more transparency they want companies like Amazon to disclose how many workers have gotten sick so we know from employees that that number is likely in the dozens at least in some workers have even died but the company hasn't given a full picture and finally the protesters are calling on shoppers to boycott these stores and and apps and have these companies done anything to address these concerns well across the board the company say they value input from their workers they also say that these protesters are a small group they don't reflect the majority of workers and the companies say they've been they've done some things they are paying workers more than before the outbreak they're taking more health and safety precautions are doing cleanings handing out mass disinfectants Amazon just this week said it would spend about four billion dollars its entire operating profit in the second quarter dealing with a chronic virus so that includes protective equipment higher pay for workers cleaning those warehouses testing employees for the virus and we should note that many of these companies are in pure financial supporters I mean is it fair to say that these workers have a point meaning that these companies are doing pretty well right now in part because these workers are out there on the job while the rest of us are all at home that's right you know they really are doing well let's take Amazon it just reported its latest financial results unsurprisingly it made a lot of money in the first three months of the year seventy five billion dollars in sales Amazon's on a big hiring spree to meet all this demand were all ordering a lot of things get hired almost two hundred thousand people to work in warehouses in March and April and that's the thing that troubles many of the workers I'm talking to these jobs you know we don't think about them a lot but and they don't feel like the company's value them right now the whole world agrees they're doing essential work so the workers want to make the most out of this moment when they feel like the public is behind them that is in Pierre Chambon thank you Shannon thanks also it's been more than a month now since a former Senate staffer of Joe Biden accused the presumptive democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her back in nineteen ninety three today Biden responded personally for the first time he spoke to MSNBC did you sexually assault terror rate no it is not true I'm saying unequivocally it never never happened didn't it never happened for more on Biden's response and the reaction to that response we're joined by NPR political correspondent Asma Holland and also why is Biden speaking now well frankly political pressure on him has been mounting and Republicans had been amplifying the store you know they were singling out congressional Democrats to respond to it but even some women's rights activists on the left had what been wanting to buy to to respond to the allegation himself directly I want to note this next minute or so may include descriptions that many people listening will find uncomfortable but I do need to ask you to lay out exactly what retaliation is and and how Biden addressed at this morning yeah that's right the the woman's name is Tara Reid and I've spoken with her multiple times she told me that sometime in the spring of nineteen ninety three Joe Biden pinned her up against a wall in the hallway on on Capitol Hill and she says he put his fingers inside of her **** she told me she could not remember the exact date or location of the alleged assault she said she had other experiences of harassment in the office and she filed a complaint about that but she couldn't remember the name of the Senate office where she filed a complaint and she said she doesn't a copy of it Beilein says you know today that he's confident that there is nothing you know he he says that no one in his office brought a complaint to him twenty seven years ago and he reiterated that women do have a right to be heard about these allegations but that those allegations also needs to be investigated and he pointed back to his support in changing the culture in the laws around sexual assault and you know one less thing they lose it I want to mention that I've tried to reach read herself today to get a sense of what her response to all of this has been I have not heard from her so far I tried a couple times and as far as I know she has not responded publicly to what he said okay so many questions here at and another thing that Biden said this morning was that records that meat from the time from from nineteen ninety three that that they can be released what what would be involved with that and where are they he did and I should be very clear that any record of a complaint from Tara Reid herself is not going to answer the question of whether or not this alleged assault occurred because news imagine she she said she did not mention the assault in her complaint but still she herself has been suggesting that there's some proof of how she was treated and that that she feels is being hidden away at the university of Delaware that's where Biden's a personal papers are those files are not yet public by Dan today emphasize that there are no H. R. no personnel files at the university of Delaware he said the the one place that any such complaint would be if it exists is the National Archives and that he be instructing the secretary of the Senate to identify that complaint and release it to the press you know the thing the thing about these records is that in trying to clear up the story by Dan sort of opened up a Pandora's box he was asked on morning Joe today why not just open up all your records even all these records at the university of Delaware just for the sake of transparency the papers of position papers there are documents in existence and and that that that when I was for example when I go when I met with food and when I met with whomever and all of that to be fodder in a campaign and this time and I don't know of anybody who's done anything like that and so the National Archives is the only place there would be anything having to do with personnel records and we should say that the however the National Archives told us that any personnel complaints from nineteen ninety three would actually be under the control of the Senate so it's unclear these records are are into some like a bit of a Pandora's box wait what has the response to Biden's remarks overall been a will largely at a long expected political lines you know Republicans have pounced on how Biden answer these questions about the Delaware record saying you know what there's other things is the seemingly hiding maybe his relationship negotiations with China that he's trying to keep out of the public eye as for Democrats the common responses that look you know biting answered questions and they point out that that's more than what president trump is done when he's faced far more accusations of sexual assault it's a message I heard also from the group time's up now which sprang up as a movement you know in the aftermath of the me too movement they say that by then sat down here dressed as seriously which is something that president trump has never done NPR's asthma highway to think so much as much you're welcome coved nineteen has taken the lives of more than sixty three thousand people in America one of them was Neufeld Berkeley Berkeley was the first African American to lead flint community schools in Michigan in the late nineteen eighties and former students like Janelle Jimerson remember him as a voice for underserved students Jamerson ended up going into education himself due in large part to doctor Burley's influence learning of his work leading the flint schools district when they were twenty two thousand kettles in that district including me it was so inspiring to me needless to say you know having an individual who looked like me you know an African American individual I'm who understood the nuances that the kids and families in our community faced it was really encouraging and I was able to at that point C. a space for myself there was a particular student he will come to school hungry or maybe his clothes weren't as clean as the other children's clothes wearing the staff would remark about the child's parent and one day I brought the child up to doctor burly and I asked them you know how how can we get the parents to care more you know and he shared with me that when these children walk through our doors we have to believe that the parents are sending us the best that they have and we have to use the best that we have to get them where they need to be his legacy that is going to last in flint forever is really that community elements that the schools aren't some island but that the school is a space where family where community and educators can come together we've seen that role of flint community schools continue to love out today and I believe that that and a great way attributed to Dr Bradley's legacy that was Janelle at Jim the memory former superintendent of flint schools felt Berkeley Berkeley died on April six he was seventy nine years old today Jamerson is the executive director of both the early child care collaborative educare flint you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news.

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Radio Free Flint

10:22 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on Radio Free Flint

"We don't see Clinton I will with the streakers climbing rank all the smoke free close Jeff. Eventually you're one of the few major leaguers that probably made to Tiger Stadium before he got drafted right. My research says that that you had a chance to play as a senior in Highschool all-star Michigan High School All Star Game. Which was at Tartar Stadium? Technically it wasn't a official all star game. It was a A collection of high school kids that Bill Joy recruited to play in Tiger Stadium And there was I. It was it was unreal. Thank for me growing up in Tigers Fan Got To play right field that day. We actually played two games and them. I just put us on facebook a few days ago. when alkaline passed it was kind of surreal for me because I was roaming around the outfield where alkaline you know had been and still wasn't time And I was kind of odd by the whole thing and I didn't really look around to pay attention to where the wall was. And in the top of the first in House plan right-field big left-hander Left handed hitter came up and I just knew he was going to hit the ball. You know to me and sure enough. He yanked down the right field line and I went flying over and ran right into the wall and Full speed and luckily the wall was only waist high so I went flipping over. The Wall. Banged my knee up. Pretty good And didn't realize that I hurt my toe as well because when I got home I took my When we got the car afterwards I took my shoe often that my toast swelled up really bad and it was just about a week before. Football season started a little bit worried that I was GONNA get in trouble with coach. Jobson for being injured in baseball. But it it healed up. Okay but yeah. It was Gerry mays from Carmen also played that game and he He pissed on the other team. I got I got to bat against him and Unfortunately geared that point Had hurt his arm so he what he He he lost a little bit on his fastball. But when he heard his arm he could really bring it and he was a great hitter as well so just that that. That was fun I was that was right before we started our senior year. Oh mazing and Jeff you hone your skills on the playground pretty much. I was reading something you wrote the other day. That talked Abou playing at the Freeman School and McKinley. School as a kid I toss toss about that experience. What you thought of that. Well just a memory or too if he can. I remember pitching. I could throw it pretty hard but I had no clue I was gone so the guys were in vogue with varied up step in there. I guess May Scott Taylor was catcher and one ear One or two years. I remember that Paul Krause was our supervisor framing and a he was about six four and of course we were little guys who were just really thought. He was something else and every once in a while Summit say Paul hit hit one and somebody pits one to him and he was left handed hitter and he would Jack Him. There was a parking lot out in right field and he would and then there was a bunch of trees EPP beyond that he would jack up in the trees and we were just Kinda awed by him. He's isn't he lis- let's explain a little bit about him. The high he'd became an NFL. Legend really led the NFL. Mom in all time interceptions. Beat dat record might still exist. I think you're right. It was a fabulous athlete arguably the greatest all round athlete. Ever come out of flat You'll hear some different names. But he gets mentioned quite a bit along with Rick Leach He also played baseball. I think at Iowa and I've heard stories about how great a pitcher he wants. Video suffered his arm and back then. They couldn't fix arm. So you bet that pretty much as fi what led him to football nother guide at nother guy that supervised you in the summer months in the rest of the. The fellas was Fred Carol Who was Long Time teacher in Flint School district. Remember Him Oh yeah. It was a great guy. He's left handed is to play In Flip City League is a pitcher in the league but He was a great baseball guy. He taught us all the fundamentals. Zain so we were by the time we got South Western. We were We knew how to play the game. That's right well. My career in baseball ended on that. Feel that McKinley when I was playing in the summer. And there for some reason I usually played catcher but your friend of Mine Scott. Taylor went to to baseball camp to went together. Rules as leader understood. That was that was quite an experience. I'll never forget that it was. It was a great time Was Ted Way Baseball Camp Want to say it was in Lakeville Massachusetts where the somewhere in Massachusetts and Tad We never saw TAT tat. Never showed up but anyway it was a great Great Time There was a guy and they're named Eddy wake us who I believe was one of the Philadelphia Whiz kids He showed me how to play. First Base and We would place on the local high school teams and I remember one day. You can only if you're a pitcher. You can only pitch inning so the guy said well who who can pitch who can fill in a pitch offered to pitch so they let me pet. Scott Taylor was catching and I threw a no hitter and I was pretty cool then About a week later. Same thing happens and Unfortunately that game. I walked thirteen guys which is really hard to do because the the main thing with that is the coach of the manager. He's got to leave you in there for you. To Walk. Goes Thirteen guys. You think. At some point they come out and say okay son. You've had enough for the day. But Yeah Scott Taylor had the Advocacy that too can imagine. Cashing pitcher walks thirteen guys I did. I've done that in the park at Wendy in my neighborhood in the south. But I remember You Two fellas coming back and all of a sudden left the newer at one level. You were here. And when he came back like we are here in terms of Skill and And growth this baseball players. Jump up and bite the switch Basi- here just a minute One of the things that you grew up with and plant was the community school system which you've described earlier as golden years. What was it about Freeman School? A which Which made you think it was golden years. And what was it that they did that really gave you a boost I remember. I think they had a thing called teen club that there was a guy named Charlie. Mont Pass Had an organization called Afloat Olympian Club. Which basically we will do all kinds of sports activities. He take US bowling guitars. Out of box We have access to the gym whenever we wanted to It was just style. We always wanted to play. There was always placed to play there on the baseball field or in the gym and Bob Callous was instrumental in my life. I remember when you had gym class. Was Mr Cows His rule was When he blew the whistle you throw all the balls towards the office then he would put him in the office and then you go take a shower and then go to your next class. And one day I was shooting baskets in the book. The whistle blew and.

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"flint school" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:10 min | 2 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is here now more than a dozen families in flint Michigan are suing the school system they're arguing their children were exposed to brain damaging levels of lead during the water crisis there six years ago the parents believe that exposure may have caused or exacerbated their children special needs these families will make their case in court this summer this case is just one of several lawsuits against the flint school system the city's rate of special education students has grown steadily since the water crisis began twenty eight percent of students there are in special education the national average is about thirteen percent for more we're joined by flint resident and mother Jessica could tierras an education attorney Kristin Totten with the ACLU of Michigan welcome to you both thank you for having us yes thank you and Jessica I want to start with you you're a mother of five born and raised in flint tell us more about your children and where they attend school presently there spread out in different schools so I have one daughter that goes to a charter school and she's in the seventh and then I have two that are going to our school inside the city of land which is like a private school and then I have a little one that's an early on and then I have one that is attending a dual enrolled school that's a part of you love them medical professionals have said there's no way to prove conclusively that led his caused new disabilities in flint but we know that children exposed to lead our higher risk of neurological damage and developmental delays Jessica no one knows their children better than a mother and you've certainly seen changes in your children what can you tell us that you've seen well I've seen issues where I have had a child that was potty trained and now all of a sudden she has a problem with incontinence and it's been going on for three about three and a half years the worst types of behavioral issues are the ones where you can see that your child realizes that what they're doing is not normal and the worst thing about that is that if you didn't have a background about why your children's behaving the way that they are you would think that they're just in here at least being disobedient so if I if I jump a little bit forward of the state of Michigan and put into play basically a system more at a place medical place we can get your children tastic for neurological testing so when you go when you get your child tested and you find out that there is something both definitely wrong with your child it's like a reach monetization all over again because all my goodness all of these times I harshly punished my kid so you have that to go back over and that's what you found in your case specifically with your family your children were tested and they were formally diagnosed yes with different conditions and the thing is you leave and you're like so what do I do now and that's not the only question that parents have arm of the teachers that I've spoken with are also having that concern I was up pregnant during twenty fourteen I had My Baby in twenty fifteen and there are programs early on for the the little ones and that so what now they're starting to see is now this is the influx the introduction of the children that were just like the precipice of the water crisis they were AT you to roll their parents are drinking the water they were drinking seeing it with their their to their kids in the bottles and what you're seeing with the students is they don't know how to handle it I want to bring in Kristin tighten in and we're going to talk a little bit about the resources within what schools in the city at large because it was already a city strapped for cash in a very significant way but Kristin in the past few years fifteen city and state officials have been indicted for their actions related to this crisis I mean we goes without saying that this fight is far from over part of the reason though that we're seeing a spike in the number of children in special education is because of the requirement that the school system test the children for special needs is that correct can you tell us more about that sure so we brought this lawsuit back in October of twenty sixteen after approaching the state to say you're doing things for this year to five population what what are you doing for the K. through twelve population and what they were able to tell us is that they were providing nutritional supplements and leafy green vegetables and nurses which is a good thing but we knew that was going to fall very short as to what the need would demand because we have been watching flint even before the water crisis and knowing that they were not meeting their obligations under the individuals with disabilities Education Act which one requires that you find the children who are struggling to learn and then you provide them with a free appropriate public education we knew that they were doing this because we are also monitoring the level of suspensions and expulsions from the foot community school district and we found that it was the highest in the state so we had to file this lawsuit in October twenty sixteen along with the New York law firm of white in case and also the education law center of New Jersey we filed it and by October twenty seventeen were realizing like nothing not enough is happening and so we found a preliminary injunction and we knew that utilizing the cycle educational evaluations that are typical in schools when he was asked to see if a child has a disability we're too subjective so we found this preliminary injunction we had excellent neuro psychologist come out and warm no Sykes on eight of our need to plaintiffs and they found devastating impacts in our case we don't have to say that it's because of the of the let it could because of the trauma that's related to the land when we know that a neuro psychological evaluation is what really gets into targeting what cognitive functions have been impacted that's important what you said there that not only perhaps the direct causation of what we're seeing the neurological changes in the children but they're all of these other factors that are related to the lead being in the water as you said the emotional impacts as well yes there is some assessments done of adults in flint and a finding of PTSD we needed to make sure that we filed this lawsuit to tell the families of flint we see you we validate what you're seeing in your children and we're going to make sure that that does the school district but more importantly the Janice the intermediate school district and the state of Michigan for the Michigan department of education signs what resources are needed for what the state inflicted upon these families I wanna ask you more about that because as I mentioned earlier flint schools I was strapped for cash the city in general has seen a major decline over the last few decades and since this water crisis the school district has had to lay off staff and divert funds from general education programs to this growing special needs population one actually says that it's argue that they're that they're doing the best that they can they said that in the past but this begs a larger question that you sort of touched on is this a bigger issue that that perhaps federal intervention is needed here is a much bigger issue than what the flick community schools and the superintendent to wipe at the time he went before a congressional hearing panel and told them that we would need additional support for special education it hasn't come through the state hasn't come through the county and it hasn't come through the fads and what we're enforcing this lawsuit in federal court is a federal entitlement statute that children are identified and that their disability read related needs are provided with accommodations and services so that they can access a quality education Jessica all five of your children receive the screening an evaluation for special education as you mentioned are they in special programs within the school and the schools are there and I know that there and various places throughout flint the only special program than any of my children are in is the four year old and I am kind of disgusted because I'm feeling like is there a some sort of plan to create monsters that you can later hot anything known that led affects the in in this way you're putting them out because okay there's nothing else to do with them you have a class that you need to teach so then you have parents pulling their kids out of school in trying to do on my home tutoring yeah there's been a there's been actually a spike in in home schooling in flint but one thing I I just want to get from you just come particular you were born and raised in flint this is your home I assume this is part of the reason why you're staying there despite all of this what is your call to action it's now going to the courts but really you want to continue to to to keep plant is your home and have your children thrive there yes my calls the action is if you have the privilege and you have the knowledge about the workings of the school system and you run into a parent or you see a parent or a child that needs help advocate for them and we hope that the the queue work to fix this problem will come in our time it's not just the help the future because we need help now that's Jessica Kutir as an education attorney Kristin tightened with the ACLU of Michigan thank you both for taking the time to shed light on this very important issue thank you're listening to here now for years advertisers in users have been turned off by reddit controversial but the company has got to clean up communities that may end up getting banned or fourteen to us a favor and all stand in one.

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"flint school" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

09:36 min | 3 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Sea levels are rising. Storms are intensifying. Fires are raging. And some say all of this is GONNA make America cities even more gentrified. I'm Kyra join me for a new season of there goes the neighborhood from. WNYC's this time we're partnering with W. L. R. N. in Miami to explore a controversial theory called climate gentrification. Listen wherever you get your podcast or at there goes the neighborhood dot and many people are blaming the contaminated water for the rising rate of special education students in the district here to tell us what the situation looks like today as Corey Mitchell a staff writer the education week and Bill Barron a special education professor at the University of Virginia Corey. Bill Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. Thank you Corey Eight. Let's start with you and your reporting you show that one in five students in Flint's public schools is now eligible for special education. That's an increase From Years Years Prior what did when did people start looking into this. Was this spawned by the Flint. Water crisis what were some of the warning signs. I think it was lawsuit By the failure of Michigan Education Law Center Some others Starting to look at children affected by this and wondering being what was going on whether the district was able to support them and then as spawned all these questions about the lead and I was affecting these young people and when we say hey that the children are eligible for special education. What does that mean? Exactly how our our children being measured for that at this point is a lot of the the districts Sir Assessment of of needs Diagnosis of ADHD of of autism. or I mean children could be blind and a number of other things have learning delays us. We're talking about a wide range of things here. Just not solely. Learning disabilities of that is a big part as well where people expecting this change to happen Because we've heard about this story as we said for five years Some wondering if officials local officials were prepared for for an influx of children who might have been affected in some way by this crisis. I'm sure the people were bracing. But there's no way that you can really prepare for. What's it's happened there? The Special Education Rain the district was somewhere around. Fourteen percent of pre crisis Now is at least a twenty twenty percent one in five kids when you take a school district that was already in distress and in sort of AD. The loss of students come with the lead crisis. You're basically Siklie putting these children in their pairs situation where the school district can can do not nearly enough to meet their needs bill when we talk about about the impact or the effect that lead has on the health of children in terms of both neurological and behavioral exposure. What are some of the signs when a school environment? What we what we notice? primarily is decreases in academic achievement There's also pretty extensive evidence ends for a lower IQ attention difficulties Difficulties with executive function and then non-academic behavior so We see things like impulsivity aggression inattention conduct disorder. So there's there's pretty extensive evidence that show impacts of lead poisoning in a school based environments armaments. And does it matter or does the effect change depending on the age of the child so Research shows that kids are most susceptible to lead lead poisoning between the ages of two and seven. But what's insidious about lead is oftentimes We don't see the effects until much later in life so upper O'Brien memory school middle school and high school where the cognitive demands are are much higher so we often don't see the effects from a school based perspective until much later later. Corey you just talk a little bit. About how the school district in Flint is already Under a lot of pressure and and and You know because of the the lack of resources but we have to ask now with one in five students being impacted by lead poisoning whether or not the resources in the school are going to be enough. I mean are they equipped to bring in professionals who are able to deal with the not. Just the physical manifestations of this poisoning but also the behavioral manifestations at this point they have not You know we talk about that at one in five number but roughly one in four of the teachers They have in classrooms with these students aren't certified to work with students with special needs. They're hiring long-term substitutes and contract workers to to deal with these students who have very demanding needs and playing. The parents I talked to in Flint are just concerned that just because you have some one in front of them. doesn't mean that you're helping them belt when we talk about What if these students don't get at the support that they need now? What are the consequences for learning and educational attainment as they get older? There's going that'd be significant consequences. There's been a lot of research that shows there's higher dropout rates Individuals aren't going to be attaining the social skills and they behavioral skills feels. They need to be successful in vocational settings. And I'm they're often not going to acquire those basic academic skills as reading writing and mathematics skills. They need to be successful in life life. And I want to ask both of your thoughts on The fact that this isn't unique to flint we've seen elevated levels of lead in water and even a a colleague of ours here at WNYC did a big expose on lead paint in schools Here in New York City. So we're seeing that a newer can Pittsburgh in New York City Are you concerned about the fact that this will have nationally on a generation of children Right now bill. L. Your thoughts yes. I'm very worried about it. You make a perfect and wonderful and unfortunate point that this is going to be a concern throughout the nation And we really need to make a concerted effort not only in flint but in these other communities because there's thousands of communities that are dealing with with lead whether sled in the soil or leading the paint or or leading the water And it's going to impact children and Their Education for sure core your thoughts as a as an education reporter when you see this playing playing out in cities across the country we should be very concerned We think that we can blame. You know some of these issues on a home environment or poor parenting a when many of these students may be suffering from lead poisoning and in classrooms or in situations where people understand what's causing them to act out in class was causing behavior issues. What's you know causing these learning delays or executive functioning issues? When minutes is a very insidious insidious in in thing to sort of hiding in plain sight? Bill Therrien is a special education professor at the University of Virginia and Corey. Mitchell is a staff writer at education. Week Nick thanks to you both. Thank you so much thank you. We're now joined by two parents with Children Flint School System Brittany Thomas. Emily sommes thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you thank you Melissa will start with you. What was your child experiencing in the past few years? Well my kids were doing great they. It actually My oldest had tested to a dual enrollment high school to where he was taking college classes in high school classes at the same time so he was working very hard doing well l. and then the water crisis hit and he started having problems with his memory concentration focus and by the time his junior year of high school he was almost ready to fail But the fact that my kids we decided to move them from flint schools because of the issues to a smaller school just outside the district district. It was small enough to where they caught this and he got a tutor. Same thing with my youngest. He started having speech problem. Started losing some of his words and the school caught got it so we were lucky however the families I work with on my case load. They their kids go to flint schools and right now their kids are having the same struggles as my children. They have memory loss. They have trouble handling their anger. Making decisions focusing their executive functioning is slower. So they're having a hard her time processing information but yet influence schools. No one's doing IEP's no one's You know assessing these kids to see that what their needs are. They're just ignoring it. And and pushing these kids through or kicking them out Brittany. Tell me about What your children or child has experienced over the past few years my daughter she? She was just normal into one day she did. Awesome fell out in style having seizures out the blue like she never had no seizure or anything. Think up until just two years ago in like Melissa Austin said about her child like the memory loss. They're losing their memory. She's Felony Linda School. They don't WanNa do not. AP for her in like my as well. I've been dealing with him. Says one and a half with seizures in is getting worse. It's not getting better for a neither one of them and Britney you've had to take time off to deal with this.

"flint school" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on WJR 760

"Intended to gauge interest and a high performance electric Mustang later this month Ford will unveil a Mustang inspired electric SUV that will be on the show room for people to buy AT and T. will pay sixty million dollars to settle the government's allegation that eighteen he misled customers of unlimited data plans by slowing down the service for heavy users defense secretary mark asper will urge president trump not to dismiss or change the sentences of service members that face war crime allegations this case is in the eyes of the military are very significant they believe they have very strong cases and they believe very strongly a presidential intervention in war crimes sends a terrible signal to the world and undermines military discipline it's a matter really serious concern around the Pentagon Spahn that Barbara Starr Democrats showing strength in some of the key state elections from yesterday in the Kentucky race for governor incumbent Republican Matt Bevin appears to have been defeated by the democratic challenger anti Bashir who has declared victory Democrats won control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in decades Warren mayor Jim vouch won reelection to a four year term as mayor in that city Maureen Miller browse nettle active mayor in Livonia Sheldon nearly a state rep and a former member of the flint city council defeated the incumbent mayor Karen weaver in flint school bond issues and renewals all passed in the Detroit area legislation to lift the state ban on baiting dear it's been approved by the state house to go to the Senate the band was put into effect to combat chronic wasting disease among dear on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrials are down twenty one four W. J. R. news I'm JK for more of the Frank Buchman show in two minutes the Frank that's been vacation is back I'm happy to say by popular demand my second vacation is going to be something very very special imagine walking on Wall beach the very beach so many brave American storm done beat a seventy five years ago then picture yourself taking a romantic stroll by the Eiffel Tower which.

"flint school" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"flint school" Discussed on WJR 760

"In marriage involves won reelection in the city of warranty gets a fourth four year term as mayor he defeated city councilman Kelly Colegio fifty seven point five to forty two point five percent of the vote Maureen Miller Brosnahan has been elected mayor of Livonia Sheldon nearly a state representative defeated the incumbent mayor Karen weaver in flint school bond issues and renewals all passed in the Detroit area as expected marijuana ballot proposals one in Allen park in Lincoln Park they lost in walled lake and then keep all harbor Vicki Barnett will return as the mayor of Farmington hills Laura crop defeated the mayor barb Dempsey in mount Clemens in Ann Arbor they had a giant school bond issue it was approved by the voters Democrats are celebrating in Kentucky the democratic Attorney General of that state and the Bashir has declared victory over the Republican governor Matt Bevin he's holding on to a slim lead with all the precincts reporting Bevin has not conceded in Virginia Democrats won majorities in both the Virginia house and Senate that gives the Democrats for control of the state government in Virginia in Mississippi Republicans held on to the governor's office in the race in that state more high profile members of the trump administration being asked to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry by the dams a suspect has been arrested in the drug cartel massacre of nine family members in a Mormon community and Mexico the gunman who was arrested was holding two bound and gagged hostages in the hills in Sonora the victims were part of a fundamentalist sect which are not part of the mainstream Mormons a thirteen year old boy who survived hit his six surviving siblings in the bushes after the massacre he covered them with branches and then he walked fourteen miles to the family community and delivered the news of the master warrant police are trying to interview every member of the warranty lasalle varsity football team amid a hazing incident that led the school the council of state playoff game a growing number of teens are using E. cigarettes every day according to a new study confirming the appeal of the flavored vaping products for teens pile film have you ever heard of by all film it's kinda like black mold us line called bio film has spread among the national monuments in Washington the bacteria fungus and algae have spread over the dome of the Jefferson memorial it is spreading to the Arlington National Cemetery the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial me corps of engineers is forecasting lecture on in Michigan will be a foot higher in twenty twenty Dave Klein lives in lake port north of port Huron and says some of his neighbors lost their entire front yard dunes there were previously there are no longer there is gone houses that were you know maybe twenty twenty five feet away from the edge they were getting so much of their lawn removed they had to put in the walls and it's just as bad up north a three mile section of am one eighty five the picturesque bike path run Mackinaw island was washed away by a recent storm can wriggle ski W. J. R. news of the world market updates sponsored by mother wattles donate your car to mother wattles help the poorest of the poor call three one three Waddell's Asian markets are up London is down a little bit the Dow futures are up two points I'm Decatur more with Paul W. in two minutes what would you call an axle that delivers best in class fuel economy across all Torx speeds and temperatures without compromising durability or performance you could call it a twenty nineteen automotive.