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"food assistance" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
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AARP's Paolo Narciso Explains How Voice Tech Is Helping Elderly Populations
"Of the programs. He put together very quickly Would premise started was a food assistance. Program i'll be delivered through a little over three point. Two million meals out within the timespan a may In july two Older americans who were struggling to be able to food in the pantry and we're able to respond very quickly one of the tools that us from technology perspective is in fact voice As many of you may know we have a platform connected to me which is built entirely on alexa. Google that allows for war a senior with their smart speakers and through with your programs. Where we i identify that folks were in fact. Struggling would be able to attitude into your access to the supermarkets for instance call early in march in april. A lot of these supermarkets started closing The ability to access food is very very difficult and boys. Technology was one of the even always allows identify folks The needed assistance in able to quickly deliver Those kneels to The folks that he did well certainly certainly necessary. Let's talk a little bit about the adoption. So when you're able to put a voice assistant in with a senior that has you know that the really has a need to be able to access services or goods or other other kinds of support. How has that. How's that process going. And how well our seniors able to adopt voice technology today and then let's talk about you know where where we'd like to see it. Go in the future so we were honestly very surprised as as As many organizations we have been a testing boy so looking for ways able use voice in that effort has gone on for several years now in the fourth year of implementing voice technologies in our solutions predominantly for social isolation. Be able to have seniors interact. Not only with advice like alexa also would each other at through voice adoption has been surprisingly so options. Double edged sword right it once seniors learn how to be able to use a device like alexa or being used voice on your phone. We find that that comes their preferred megan up communications and being able to use interact with with technology. We have seniors. Who the only voice they actually here is the voice of Alexa voice of out of google during the day which is which is sad but at the same time luring able to communicate those with with alexa or google. I'm literally they if we wanted to take those devices fact who could never get back so once name the technology it becomes very much permanent. Lives for many reasons right You know taxes. Small for instance state writings and opponent is effective in many ways but of voices certainly freeing from a from a string perspective also Need to use of your hands and being able to just use voice able to perform tasks to get updates to its fourth has been Has been a need of seniors. In recent fly day they thought technology the very very quickly It's also used for medicare giving perspective be checking in on loved ones notifications and google patients in alexa. Allow people to check in under loved. Wants to voice and he be able to tell their stories and once they have that free media i have the worry added devices. Typically that they have to look at We find that the seniors again very quickly. That technology
WFP Ramps up Support to Yemen's Famine Risk Areas
"Turning to yemen to prevent a devastating famine in the country. The un world food program wfp is increasing. Its food assistance to the worst hunger. Hot spots the agency's ability to sustain its response to the end of the year remains uncertain. Nearly fifty thousand yemenis are already living in famine like conditions and five million people are in immediate danger according to wfp every ten minutes. A child's eyes of preventable diseases such as diarrhea and malnutrition. As the conflict. Escalates hunger increases with food. Prices rising up to two hundred percent above prewar levels the wfp country director for yemen lawrence. Because said that over the last year escalating conflict economic decline rising global commodity prices and covid nineteen have all contributed to an alarming increase in acute hunger
Estimated 25 million to see boost in federal food benefits
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi you're you're reporting reporting an an estimated estimated twenty twenty five five million million people people will will see see a a boost boost in in federal federal food food benefits benefits about about twenty twenty five five million million Americans Americans will will be be eligible eligible to to receive receive more more money money in in food food assistance assistance and and renew renew by by did did ministration ministration policy policy the the change change was was announced announced late late Thursday Thursday after after the the U. U. S. S. department department of of agriculture agriculture reached reached a a settlement settlement with with two two California California plaintiffs plaintiffs who who sued sued last last year year after after being being blocked blocked from from increased increased benefits benefits approved approved by by Congress Congress for for corona corona virus virus pandemic pandemic relief relief the the USDA USDA says says households households not not receiving receiving at at least least ninety ninety five five dollars dollars per per month month an an increased increased benefits benefits during during the the pandemic pandemic will will be be eligible eligible to to receive receive up up to to that that amount amount going going forward forward it it could could take take several several weeks weeks for for states states to to process process the the increased increased benefits benefits Mike Mike Rossi Rossi out out Washington Washington
Unpacking the American Rescue Plan
"The motion is adopted. Lowering gambino political correspondent for guardian. Usc bobby sleeping covering the one point nine trillion dollars bit relief package that passed through congress. Last week is on the way. It's called the american rescue plan. How big is it. Thur americans the plan itself is huge in scale and scope. it's one point nine trillion dollars. Which even. I sort of have to take a moment realize how massive this bill is. It's being billed as one of the biggest pieces of legislation. Congress passed in possibly generation. Many of the big measures are temporary. They're set to last for a year or just for the next few months but there are pushes already by democrats to make some of these provisions permanent that would mean pretty significant changes in the american social safety net. Can you give me some examples of ice measures. The moose well known piece of this bill is the fourteen hundred dollar checks to individuals. So if you're someone who makes below seventy five thousand dollars a year or you're a couple who makes less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year you will receive these fourteen hundred dollar checks that will come in addition to the other provisions which provide housing assistance assistance for food assistance for healthcare. Then there's this other big precision. It's called the child tax credit it's existed for a while now but this bill dramatically expands the credit and it also expanded eligibility for it so that more. Low income families qualify. What's novel is at. Its affectively of form of guaranteed income. The payments will be made monthly to these families rather than qualifying only for the credit during tax season. And that's a huge change both financially and philosophically in the way americans dole-outs welfare in this country. And so this is a provision that some policy experts have forecast would cut child poverty in half in america especially for black families and latino families. So this could have a huge huge impact on low income americans who've been especially hurt by the job losses. This is the one piece that democrats believe once it's been enacted through this legislation that they will have some success making permanent and indeed if they do it would completely restructure how we look at child welfare this country and as you said the title bell is in the trillions and when we start talking in trillions he basically leaves me but i found it something like a tenth of gdp so as you say huge how significant is for biden. And for setting out. Biden's agenda anyway. You look at it. It's a big political victory for joe biden. He came in saying he was going to do this. Part of his victory is certainly attributable to donald trump's mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and this was his promise not to mention a few months later when the senate was still in the balance to georgia senate candidates both democrats promised georgia voters that they would be sending them two thousand dollar checks if they win their races in georgia and democrats control the senate so this is seen as making good on that. Promise the the difference. The two thousand dollar checks are now fourteen hundred dollars but the democrats make the case that they said six hundred dollar checks to americans in december and so this brings up the total to two thousand. Yeah politicians always find ways to add up the numbers. Now as you said and the democrats have a slim majority in the house and a wafer thin majority in the senate because of those georgia senators a majority of one with comma harris. How difficult was this to pass. This was a big political. Lift for joe biden. And what's interesting is that it was so difficult given how popular the legislation was with the american people. Cbs news poll. Seventy five percent of americans say they support the measure including almost half of republicans in most well-known provisions of the bill pulled even higher than the entire bill itself and even then joe biden wasn't able to bring along any republicans you know. He came into office. One of his big promises was that he would be able to work across the aisle and bridge the gaps. They called this the most progressive piece of legislation in history. That absolutely did not happen for those who watching progressive means socialism. And then you have with his razor thin margins. You have a lot of factions within the democratic party. That were jostling for control. And he really had to contend with some objections from moderate democrats particularly in the senate where one senator can blow up the entire negotiation. He was able to do this this time. But i think this sets up a lot of questions about what comes
"food assistance" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Food assistance. People still lining up Tonto drive through here and get some of the nutritious food that we're offering, May says the Food bank started its drive thru distributions that are almost a year ago in response to the pandemic. President Biden has accepted the nomination withdrawal for his pick for the Office of Management and Budget near Attendant had come under fire from both Senate Republicans and Democrats for past tweets, many of which were critical of Republicans. But the situation was made worse after many of those tweets were deleted. ABC is Mark Roma Lard says lawmakers were questioning tendons ability to be transparent in the budget Directors role. An explosion is blown out windows at a cove in 19 testing center in a small town north of Amsterdam. Police say no one was hurt. It's not clear what caused the explosion. Ah magic number of fruits and veggies can lead to a longer life. A new study published in the journal Circulation says Having five daily servings of the stuff is key to living longer when researchers compared people who had just two servings of that food today, those who had five had a 13% lower risk of death from any cause and a 35% lower risk of dying from a respiratory disease. Researchers say having three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit is ideal. The study also found that starchy veggies were not linked to a longer life span and fruit juice doesn't count. Debra Mark Ko Phi Nu and a giraffe at the L. A Zoo has died hours after giving birth to a stillborn calf. The baby had been breached. The zoo's chief veterinarian says Hasina was a healthy giraffe in her prime and the folks who work at the zoo were devastated at the loss of his Xena and her baby. We've got a wreck on the four or five little something. Van eyes on the south on four or five and Sherman Way report of an accident here. It looks like both of those cars got over to the right shoulder. So it's not going to put too much of a hitch in your ride. Sereno 65 north down before Alondra Boulevard, a crash here in the two right lanes again Pretty easy to get through this area. Just kind of move over to the left, and I'm Hilson Wood debris reported in traffic lanes. 91 eastbound at were Canyon. Yucaipa on the 10 eastbound at your type of Boulevard. That directive with a big rig. It blocks the off ramp there at you capable of art, and that's his rock stall. Big rig. Just kind of moved over to the right shoulder. If you're traveling on the 4 14 North bound is just before Agua del. Say, Canyon K A pie in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm.
President Biden willing to compromise on relief benefits qualifications
"And Democrats in Congress are moving forward with Mork Oh VID relief legislation. Fox News correspondent Mark MEREDITH reports from Wilmington, Delaware. President Biden Counting on House and Senate Democrats to pass is $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Republicans want the president to rein in spending, but the president made it clear that he's willing to go this on a party line vote if necessary to find a few priorities like the $1400 round of stimulus checks that he wants to see go out more money for food assistance. Programs, as well as the extending those enhanced federal unemployment benefits the president making his case directly in a speech, other snake that things are getting better, we can afford to sit back. Neither do little or do nothing at all. That's not what I see. This week, A group of Senate Republicans told the president that they're willing to work with him on a stimulus package. But now some of those same senators say they're being left out of these ongoing negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will go over the specifics of the covert relief bill Monday. The National
Wisconsin Assembly cancels vote on repeal of mask mandate
"Wisconsin's Republican controlled assembly has canceled a vote on repealing the democratic governors mask mandate the Republican retreat comes in the face of broad criticism from Wisconsin's health school and business leaders as well as concern the move would jeopardize more than forty nine million dollars in federal food assistance the covert nineteen a bill passed by Congress last year give states the money only if they have emergency health orders in effect a memo from the nonpartisan legislative fiscal bureau says this month alone nearly two hundred and forty three thousand Wisconsin households received federal assistance governor Tony Evers mask mandate is scheduled to run until March twentieth I'm Ben Thomas
Biden signs executive orders on stimulus checks, food stamps and minimum wage
"Underway, the new president is getting to work President Biden signing two executive orders focusing on economic relief and the growing hunger crisis as well. One action is a food assistance program to help feed hearted families and a second Requires federal contractors pay their workers and new minimum wage. Ah, $15 an hour. Mr. Biden has also undone several Trump administration initiatives, including halting the Keystone Pipeline.
Biden signs orders to streamline stimulus checks, expand food stamps
"Immediate economic relief was the focus behind two more executive orders signed by the president. We cannot will not let people go hungry. We can let people be because of nothing. They did themselves. They cannot watch people lose their jobs and we have to act one of the orders expands food assistance and deliver stimulus checks to very low income. Americans many republicans believe the orders are too
Biden To Bump Up Food Assistance
"Executive actions and other measures to bolster economic relief and protections for workers. Marketplaces Jasmine Garst. Joins us now, Jasmine. This includes more food assistance for people. Yes, Biden is expected to ask the Agriculture Department to expand food assistance. What we used to call food stamps by 15%. And that's to match the cost of meals kids would be receiving if they were still going in person to school. That would be roughly an extra $100 every two months for a family of three. Order will also expand overall access to emergency increases in food assistance. What else is on the
Biden takes executive action on the economy
"Biden's funding to take executive actions on the economy. Today, one of President Biden's orders will expand food assistance for tens of millions of low income are out of work Americans. The other will begin a process that would require federal contractors to pay workers $15 an hour minimum wages and emergency paid leave. President Biden will also restore federal worker collective bargaining power that Donald Trump eliminated and get rid of the trump order that made it easier for federal appoint. These two fire some career federal workers.
Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan
"President Biden will take executive action to provide financial relief to millions of Americans the president plans to sign two executive orders today that will increase food aid protect jobseekers on unemployment and make it possible for federal workers and contractors to get a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage one of the orders asks the agriculture department to consider adjusting the rules for food assistance allowing the government to provide more money to the hungry however several Republicans are opposed to provisions calling for direct payments to individuals in the fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage my camp in Washington
Joe Biden reveals $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan
"Proposed a nearly $2 trillion over 19 relief plan to implement when he gets into office cash payments. Extended unemployment insurance, rent relief food assistance, keeping his central frontline workers on the job. Aid to small businesses. Is the key elements to the American rescue plan. He says Quick action is needed for the nation to emerge from the pandemic. The package includes $1400 direct payments, a plan to administer 100 million doses of the covert vaccine and money to safely open schools.
Congress Passes COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
"A new covert relief bill after months of fighting, and President Trump is expected to sign it quickly. The $900 billion bill includes 13 billion in food assistance programs. One time $600 stimulus check to Americans making less than $75,300 weekly unemployment checks, aid to businesses and resource is to vaccinate the nation. But fall short of what Democrats originally wanted. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi here is more work to do. And it will find still money. But it will protect jobs and most importantly, it will meet the needs of the American people to crush the virus. On Monday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Americans could begin seeing stimulus checks as soon as next week. I'm Julie
Congress reaches deal on $900 billion Covid-19 relief package
"After months of debate, congressional leaders agreed yesterday in a pandemic relief package. Republicans Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it the bipartisan breakthrough the country needs. We've agreed to a package of nearly $900 billion It is packed with targeted policies that help struggling Americans. I've already waited entirely too long. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says. The bill doesn't do enough, but it's a start. Make no mistake about it. This agreement is far from perfect. But it will deliver emergency relief. To a nation in the throes of a genuine emergency. The bill would give a one time direct payment of $600 to individuals and includes billions for small businesses, food assistance and vaccine distribution. Both houses are expected prove it today
UN Mideast Envoy Nickolay Mladenov; Celebrating Hanukkah
"In two thousand fifteen. Former bulgarian minister of defense and farm minister. Nikolai mladenov was appointed by then. Un secretary general bunk moon to serve as the special coordinator for the middle east peace process since then. Nikolai has served with distinction. Doggedly working to stave off conflict escalations to speak up against comas. terror and to speak up for palestinian needs. Nikolai will soon be leaving his post and he has graciously agreed to join us now on people of the pod to share his thoughts before he does nikolai. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having now. You and i recorded a podcast interview. Two and a half years ago at the ajc global forum two thousand eighteen in jerusalem. Your very first answer began. And i quote right now. There is practically no peace process because there are no talks were very far from the conditions. Which would make such talks meaningful and to add an additional complication to that the palestinians. The americans don't talk to each other unless i'm mistaken. You could answer this first question in a similar way today. What are the prospects right now for israeli palestinian peace. Well if i had to ended my answer two years later i will delete the word practically everything else stats because there is no peace process. I don't think either. The palestinian or the israeli side are in a position to initiate meaningful discussions on issues. That would actually lead to sustainable solution to the conflict. Of course the palestinian hopeful that was the new american administration. Coming in this will change. I would argue that. What is important are the conditions on the ground. Firstly leadership on both sides for their own reasons different reasons for their own reasons is not in a position to initiate such discussions. Secondly i think the region has shifted in a different direction with different threats. The region has identified as more of a priority. And thirdly i think demands a very serious effort by the international community to create the conditions that are necessary to sustain such meaningful negotiations. Would i were argue. Is that right now. Both sites needs to do unilaterally some positive confidence building measures so that some of the trust that is nice. Sue for negotiations to be meaningful can be rebuilt. And there's a lot of stuff that can be done by both. Israel is under postseasons to that when last we spoke. You also said that. The situation in gaza to which i know you've paid a tremendous amount of attention and invested a tremendous amount of time. You said that that situation was extremely desperate. Has life improved at all for the people living in gaza. I don't think i can say that. It has improved. I think it's actually on a number of fronts become much worse with covert democ now. In fact only a couple of weeks ago we came up with some new research which we published and tens of thousands of gaza have lost their jobs because of the economic socio economic crisis caused by the virus endemic. We've seen a rapid increase in the number of people who need food assistance and a healthcare system in gaza which is on the verge of collapse. It is only managing to do with the cases that now the coronavirus cases that it has because of the extensive assistance the un in coordination with israel and with the palestinians provides to hospitals. Be that ventilators face masks desk kids. Whatever is necessary but no live. there hasn't improved and the only way that you can see. Life in gaza. Improving is if you have a combination of the following factors. One is the legitimate palestinian authority. Government comes back in takes control from hamas islamic jihad not various militants. Dinner there so that they put weapons into their control and reduce the risk security risk on the grounds secondly that israel reopened some of the closings on gaza in terms of limitations. What can go in. Because of the fear that julius materials that go into gaza get used for rockets or other terror related activities. Pick and that is. How lights can normalize but sadly we're more in a state right now off preventing wards and actually trying to build a sustainable peace as far as gaza is concerned have been many attempts to restart internal palestinian negotiations. All of them sadly failed the title of the job that you are preparing to leave is special coordinator for the middle east peace process. I know that often middle east peace process refers just to this kind of one long running conflict in one corner of the middle east. So does your remit nikolai. Does it touch on any of this kind of news. Between israel and arab states. my job title was invented. I don't think there was any there. Were any other conflicts in the middle east and this was the goal to conflicts for everyone. Since then they've been too many. And i wish there would be a general middle east peace process if you wish that involves all the countries in the region from libya to yemen to iraq and lebanon syria. Whatever lives who have my remits currently is on the israeli palestinian fronts. Only however i think that if you look more strategically how to resolve this really frozen conflict if you wish between israelis and the palestinians you tune in to bring the arabs it and this is something that we've been arguing for way back before even president obama's time the quartet it's national quartet needs to open up and engage with the arabs more openly and more constructively and perhaps in the future that will be more possible because of the abraham accords. Andy situation which you have now. I've been a strong advocate of bringing in the arab countries because i think in the current strategic and geopolitical environment neighboring benefits to all sides and to the region as a whole their key to stability and to promoting tolerance in the middle east they are critical to creating economic opportunities of engagement between israel and the gulf states trade tourism culturally -education exchanges. Their critical if you wish to supporting the palestinian authority in terms of funding and donations the un's activities on the coronavirus on any as crisis that we have so their strategic partners and swap. My term care. I've spent a substantial part of my time. Travelling to the gulf to egypt to jordan to other arab countries constantly briefing them consulting with them and bringing them. It's just a few months ago. When the annexation was still an issue of public debates in israel. I made it very clear publicly. That israel has a choice either to go down. The road of annexation which would have been against international law would create all kinds of security and other problems on the ground and would have alienated the arab countries or go down the road of normalization which actually creates opportunities for the future. And really glad that that's where we are today.
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against 'hunger as a weapon of war'
"The UN World Food Program which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions often in extremely dangerous and hard to access conditions has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announcing the award, the region Nobel Committee recognized WFP for its efforts to combat hunger, and for acting as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict UN Secretary General Antonio Guitar Hailed Award Calling WFP world's first responder on the front lines of food insecurity the women and men of the WFP brave danger and distance to deliver lifesaving sustenance to those devastated by conflict disaster. Misty Guitar said in a statement WPA is the largest humanitarian organization in the. World last year, it assisted ninety seven million people in one thousand, eight countries. Two thirds of the workers in conflict affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict executive director. David Beasley warned shortly after the start of the COVID nineteen crisis that eight hundred and twenty, one, million people go to bed hungry every night all over the world and that two hundred, sixty, five, million could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of the year.
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize
"This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the United Nations World Food Program. The Norwegian Nobel Committe honored the agency that fights hunger and that has tried to prevent the use of hunger is a weapon of war. NPR's Rob Schmitz is with us and rob for those who don't know what's the World Food program Do The world for program is the UN's largest agency in the world's largest organization, addressing hunger and promoting food security last year provided assistance to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. I think what stands out about this program is it's one of the few U. N agencies that has the ability to enter Countries that are extremely difficult to enter places like Syria, North Korea, Yemen, and its goal is literally to save the lives of those who are starving due to poor governance, Armed conflicts, you name it, Okay, so I see the connection to war in peace. But why give them this award during a pandemic? Well, Nobel Peace Prize Committee chair buried Reese Anderson made an interesting connection between the Corona virus pandemic in the World Food programs mission. Here's what she said. The world is in danger off experiencing hunger crisis off inconceivable proportions if the World food programme On other food assistance organizations do not receive the financial support they have requested. So Steve. She's hinting here that financial support for this agency could be in question due to the pandemics impact on the economies of the developed world, and that's a big problem. You know this past summer, you Steve Inskeep interviewed the head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, and he said the pandemic is having a big impact on world hunger. Here's what he said. Before Cove it I had been given speeches that 2020 was weren't going to be the worst humanitarian crisis years since war, too, because of Covad. We are now looking at an additional 130 million people that will be knocking on the door of starvation and Steve Nobel Committee chair buried. Reese Anderson mentioned the fact that this year the pandemic has exposed a lack of global cooperation. This idea that the world needs to unite to combat the biggest threats to humanity. Here's what she said. Multilateral corporation is absolutely necessary to combat global challenges. And multilateralism seems tohave. Lack of respect these days. Steve, you can hear how she stumbles over her words here. She's obviously trying to put this in the most diplomatic way possible. But it's clear with the rise of populist leaders throughout the world. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee deemed it necessary to send a message that in the end, joining together is sorely needed in a world facing both the enormous threat of a global pandemic, but also global hunger.
Los Angeles Superintendent Won't Add Trump Letter to Food Boxes
"School district has been providing meals to students ever since the pandemic broke out. But when a program to distribute federal food Assistance boxes suddenly had one non food item to be included, District Superintendent Austin Buechner said he planned to leave it out case here, W's Larry PERL explains. Buechner said yesterday he has decided to leave a letter from President Trump out of those boxes because, he said, including it may be a violation of federal laws and Would further politicize the response to covert 19. The boxes have been going out since May. But the letter is a new development. It comes on White House letterhead and emphasizes precautions set by the CDC on how to best protect yourself from contracting the virus. It closes by saying quote together we will overcome this challenge and our nation will emerge from this crisis. Stronger than ever before Trump's signature follows Buechner said he was also concerned about the timing of the letter after Trump halted discussions Monday regarding federal Corona virus relief until after the election. L U. S T is response to the Trump administration comes after Tuesday's announcement by San Diego Unified School District that it would not include the letter and boxes that had not yet been distributed. The administration has denied the letter has any political aim for K C. R
"food assistance" Discussed on The Big Show
"food assistance" Discussed on The Big Show
"Twelve thirty five on the big show Clock Bob. Quitting the big show today. Andy and I have been going over this Latest Corona Virus Food Assistance Program For Agriculture Andy We talked with Secretary of Agriculture. Mike Nag in there was an area that was not covered in here. Well a couple of areas. You talked about One of those though The ethanol industry and we have on the telephone line with us. I believe Andy Mighty shos talking to us today. Good friend of the Big Show. Executive Director. Our renewable fuels association here For some real time reaction to USDA's announcement or I guess money in your case non-announcement announcement What do you? What do you make all of this? Well rightly or wrongly. You know the. Usda for the last several weeks is pretty much and sometimes in fairly blunt language told us that you know they're not going to give any money to the biofuels industry to help get through this time unless Congress directs them to we think that's a mistake Along with a lot of other people around the world or around the country I guess we do think the. Usda has the authority to do this and And should do it. And they have and they have funds there that they could use to do this But if that's going to be their position then we have no choice but to look to Congress and the house Recently passed a provision that would provide some economic assistance to us. And maybe as early as today I don't really WANNA scoop their their news. But I do believe that Senator. Grassley is operatives working on some legislation introduced that would would Provide some support as well. What what type of support do you need money or or how would you like to see that done you know? I mean I'd like to be creative. I like to think outside the box. But we're in a situation where there's just not a lot of options right now. We we expect about forty percent of Iowa's ethanol capacity is production capacity as offline We'll get some new numbers later today. It might be a little bit below that but it's still going to be close to forty There's just no way. The government can hit some magic button and restore that demand in short order. So you're basically left with a choice and that is you're either going to provide a cash infusion to get these facilities through this You Know Covid era of demand destruction or you're going to see a lot of them you know. Run out of money going bankruptcy. Some not have the cash to even by corn to start up when demand does ultimately return so That's what the government has done for many other industries And while it's not necessarily creative they do it because it works and If we want to see these locally owned ethanol plants you know stay locally owned and and survive this that's what Congress or the USDA. He's GonNa have to step up and do well and The ripple effect obviously down through the industry to what we're talking about with corn and soybean prices greatly depends on that industry being viable and being operational and being in place. Yeah if you think about it about nationwide real close to forty percent of corn goes into an ethanol plant Upper thirty percents On a typical year now. Obviously we're making more than ethanol we're making the distillers grains and there's corn oil and there's lots of other products even to that people have learned is pretty important in lots of industries The comes from US but here in Iowa it's close to sixty percent so almost sixty percent of corn first time it's going to be processed. There's going to be an and all and I mean that's just a huge part of our market It's something that we've always been very happy about it. I mean that's the whole reason. Farmers got involved in created the modern dry mill. Ethanol industry was they wanted to add value and create a market for their ever-growing yields of corn. And so we've always prided ourselves on being a good place to take that corn and having to be a win win so you know it's it's hard to see these plants shut down into see farmers you know looking for other options of of where to go with her their corn or of livestock producers. You know not not having access to the steelers grains that they become So accustomed to it's a great affordable source of protein and and we want get these plants going but the bottom line is going to take months to get demand back to levels where you don't have all this capacity offline overhanging the market even now when you get a little bit of good news like plants pop on and then it like more plants come on back online than are required for the little bit of good news and we're just GonNa see that Little Ping Pong Until we get back to normal demands. And that's going to be a long time. And that's that's why we definitely need some help and you know we'd like the USDA to just to do it we think they have the authority and the cash to do it but if it takes congress than we are asking our legislative leaders to to direct the USDA to do it Well we'll keep in touch Will keep up with. What's going on money? I guess I just ask. What do you think be You know what do you think? The chances are something coming through Congress at this point. I think people understand how important this is. I don't think it seems to me that the you know the the bill they pass out house is probably not going to fly through the Senate to say the least but the Senate is going to work on. I do think that they will come together. With another proposal. To help out the economic devastation. From from all these shutdowns and you know the shelter in place orders and everything and and I think there's a good shot. We can get by a biofuels package in there I think what the House did was very similar to to what industry been asking for from the USDA differences here. And there you know is it. Bushels is a gallons but the end of the day. We need a reasonable way to give an appropriate amount of of assistance to these facilities and and to see them through and we either do that. or. I think you're going to see some of them. Go Away so I'm actually optimistic. That while this next package might take a few weeks yet to put together we we can. We can be in the final pack Well like I said. We'll we'll keep in touch with the as we have been As we all get through this and appreciate your time today money as always anytime thank you. Yeah you bet. Monte Shaw Executive Director Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Bob With you continued still out there. And that's one of the things that Secretary Nag mentioned earlier was This direct assistance isn't perfect and certainly renewable fuels have been hit hard during this period. Also yeah exactly and I think Monty Is Talking to as well about another eight package that Still working through Congress. There may be something in there for renewable fuels but Secretary Nag pointed that out earlier force. Hey Andy let's move on the three big things you need to know brought to you by your Iowa. Soybean farmers planting progress in fact corn planning basically is complete here in the state of Iowa before Memorial Day with a big number showing up with. Usda NASA their weekly report ninety six percent to the crop in the ground sixty three percent of it has emerged soybeans Coming along nicely as well. Crop moved to eighty six percent planted almost nearly a month ahead of last year and three weeks ahead of average cares with the. Usda NASU says about a quarter Dean are off the ground nationally eighty percent complete planning wise fifty three percent Soybean wise eighty percent on corn. And you can see all of the numbers out on the big show. Website seeing an increased price of gasoline and therefore that start to be good because it indicates increasing demand six and a half cents higher this past week Patrick. Dehaan of gas buddy says the increase is attributed to eight nearly five percent increase in gasoline demand. gasoline dancing that quotas long states continue to loosen restrictions. It'll mean more motorists on the road and filling their tank direct assistance details continue to filter out from USDA as to how it is going to assist of food fuel and fiber producers for disruptions in the industry beyond their control caused by covid nineteen in the pandemic. You know this is much needed assistance first and foremost and so. We're appreciative of First Congress Allocating these dollars and then. Usda and the trump administration. You know getting these pushed out and in doing so by the end of May which is what they said they do. So high was secretary of Agriculture. Mike Nagging daily addressed to the food and fiber industry. Right here on. The big show says that Sign up period will begin may twenty sixth at the FSI office now. There are some specifics to this. We continue to learn more and more. But I've got the very latest posted including assigned values for crop or livestock available social media. Wise big show farm twelve forty four on the big show and those are the three things you need to know attention. Farmers Make your investment yield big be an active participant in the Iowa Soybean Association at no additional cost just click on how can I join? Asa at a soybeans dot com and reap the benefits of belonging weather brought to you by hurts real estate services farmland auction brokerage and evaluations? Big thing to hurts real estate services nate. Let's take a look at what's going on. South America where the harvest is coming in quick update absolutely in Brazil starting in Mata Grosso to sue and the provinces they're mostly dry until Thursday's GonNa see some scattered showers on Friday in the southern part of the region in the northern part of the region on Saturday. Some rain their tempers nearer to above normal today above normal Wednesday until Friday. In the near below normal on Saturday Ruganda apart now they will have mostly dry conditions until Wednesday moderate heavy showers Thursday and Friday possible. They're scattered showers on Saturday. Temperatures near to above normal day above normal Wednesday Thursday and Friday than below normal on Saturday and Argentina will see a strong system of rain with widespread showers in the middle of this week. Benefiting their emerging wheat crop look worldwide. Weather brought to you by. It's real estate services pertz real estate services for all your family and sale needs hurts is the first call to make learn. Personalized customer. Care is all about farmland auctions brokerage in evaluation seventy plus years of experience will benefit you. They entered five nine three five to six three or anytime at hurts dot egg. We're talking about this Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The application date has been posted. Now it is at the F. Essay offices and that application first date is may twenty six so next Tuesday is the first day that they'll be taking applications. Also Handy has posted Matrix there of What some of these Values are going to be for payouts. It's on the big show. Website talk to allies coming up here on a big show..
"food assistance" Discussed on The Big Show
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"food assistance" Discussed on The Big Show
"Well I mentioned we have some boots on the ground eyeballs out in the field and that is Ben Hollings head is with us right now. He is Grandma's with the folks from key coop. Ben Your work in central Iowa. Let's get a quick update on how things are going into the ground? I would imagine we're pretty much done. Corn and soybeans in your neck of the woods. Aren't we YEP I? We're pretty well wrapped up in fact I'd say most the most of the crops around here pretty well coming out of the ground. We're often running in fact We're already starting to make preparations for post emerge spring here when the weather starts to cooperate a little bit. So so it's really. It's been one for the record books. That's for sure now. Now Ben is in the shadow of the farm. Progress show grounds right there in central Iowa and we had some rain here over the last three or four days. Ben So kind of tell me a rain you picked up in different geographies. You serve well right here. This topic aims. You know there was probably about eight tenths of an inch of rain but then if you go to the West a few miles there was a little heavier band where you can see a little bit of ponding and some spots right there. Right as I drive by the farm progress show There was a little heavier band arraigned and And then then if you go a little bit farther to the east the northeast. There was another band aid. So it's your typical spring Body spotty showers. Where if you just happen into end up getting lucky it got a little heavier heavier amounts and but all in all it was very muchly needed rain. Yeah Hey Ben Andy. You mentioned One for the record books For for good reasons this time right. Well I tell you when you can when you can talk to a lot of the older farmers in there like boy man we. We don't know we've ever been done this early with planting and then to have it come out of the ground like this You know. Obviously we could use a little more heat. Now we're getting ready to which root systems in the corn. And it's going to be looking for some nitrogen and it Kinda want some heat here so Hope hopefully that'll become well. That's what I was. GonNa ask you stand wise Emergence Wise. What have you been seen in your scouting? You know the the the corn crop it was it was so dry early that There there are some differences. I don't know what the stand is. We we'd probably had stronger stance that have initially came out of the ground. But at least here on the moines low you know Prairie pothole type soil. We've got ourselves a year where we're not missing any ponds and When When you get when you get that sort of situation whenever acres growing something on on these soils at least boy. There's a lot of potential out there Yeah and Would imagine that's got got some some providing I guess some reasons for hope here despite what else is going on well. It's definitely a whole lot better than it was the a year ago. The situation You know it was just You know about this time a year ago. It think about it we were. We were basically rained out for a month and There was this a lot of A lot of operational plus treats going on so this We definitely feel a whole lot more on our on our toes this year the knocked back on our heels like last year a Ben. How's the ALFALFA looking well? This cool weather as definitely slowed some of that up A lot of my. Hey guys I you know it. It might not be the biggest first cutting At the just because we've had enough cool weather and then that that dry period in their Kinda slow things down but all in all. It's it's coming along good. I would imagine some guys that are going to start thinking about Putting that First cutting down as soon as as soon as it looks like we're GonNa have ourselves a another dry stretch so any bugs hitting the bugs hit me on not not at this point. Not at this point yet Nothing nothing too bad You know you just. You just never know with bugs. I I saw some guys. They're already talking about last year with the soybeans. You know we have this. Whole caterpillars flew in from the south. And and start a little talk about that. Obviously we don't quite know what's GonNa Happen there yet but So far So far so good. It's your nothing that's that's going to To hurt anything yet but You always gotTa have your happier Thinking hat on and and be ready for anything. Yeah and in fact last year. I think we had a couple of generations of fissile caterpillar. We did we did. It was You know guys that have been growing soybeans for a long time they They go back and they're like you know it's white beans there's there's always there's always something that's either apis or now the fissile caterpillars or are nematode problems. Or or you know you could go on and on some guys go all the way back to the spider mite days back in eighty so yeah. I remember walking through soybean fields and coming out feel like I've been coded with honey so I can. I can identify with that. Hey Ben thanks talking to a little bit today we'll let you go It'd be be careful out there you bet. Thanks for having me about that is Ben links had been is The grandmas stint centralized or out of Kelly is a key. Co-op out of Kelly are boots on the ground balls out in the field today. Well if you're just joining us on the big show Andy wants to know where you been for last hour and fifteen minutes. We're just kidding you here. We we've been talking a lot about this corona virus food assistance program. We're GONNA talk more about that coming up Basically though the assistance program some details rolled out to the biggest detail rolled out today. Is that sign up? Starts on May Twenty Six. Fsa offices so sign up starts on Tuesday. And I will quote the president. He said payments will come within one week. So we'll talk more about that and also markets ahead here on the big show..
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"Get legal help food assistance so the snap program we'll continue and grow for families press release the governor said I'm grateful to president trump for approving Arizona's request for the administration's continued partnership these resources will boast both our efforts to mitigate the effects of covert nineteen and helpless bounce back afterward even stronger this continued collaboration will be crucial as we utilize all tools to combat this virus so we know with this disaster relief is going to expand programs for people in Arizona what the people of Arizona are going to need is hope I believe when you give people accurate information they respond in a way that makes sense we are common sense people there is a sense of independence in Arizona there is for the most part I believe we have an independent spirit and it's great you give us the accurate information and we will do the right thing as the governor has been saying along with I think to be honest with you the team of people that the governor is brought forward to talk about it whether it's active the economy or talking about the National Guard and how what they are going to do and how they're gonna help logistically they've done a phenomenal job I've been going to the grocery store when I need to and so I go a little bit more often than some people do because I live alone so I'm shopping just for my needs so things don't spoil and I'm seeing a difference in the grocery store it seems to have stabilized for the most part paper goods are still very hard to find sanitizer and wipes are almost impossible to find but we are seeing more there's more water on the shelves there are things that we need that one see people are courting anymore so it seems that that fear is passed when you give people the information as they did a couple weeks ago and they said we've got private entities on board now that are doing testing which means you're going to see an increase in numbers because we are getting rid of the backlog of tests we were warned ahead of time so we weren't panicked by that then we were told we are going to start seeing the big increase both the federal government and the local government has told us that which we're gonna get into again in just a few moments about how rough these weeks are going to be but we've seen a dramatic increase in a week we left on Friday and the number was at seventeen forty nine so now we are seeing an increase from Saturday Sunday and now Monday's numbers up to twenty four fifty six we are seeing that climbing that we were warned about nobody seems to be panicking we see people that are being prudent and people are gonna start getting stir crazy we are one week into this we are in one week into the April shut down at the end of the month the governor and his team going to reassess what we do next in Arizona can we be through the peak will we be on the downside of this where we can start talking about some sense of normalcy but watching the numbers there are still a lot of people that are saying what is the big deal I believe that in spite of what we're doing I want you to think about the flu numbers in Arizona there is a vaccine for the flu we know that a lot of people getting vaccinated and yet we still had thirty one thousand cases of the flu we have a lot of deaths from the flu related illnesses as well the difference being we have basically shut down every thing and we are still seeing a spread of this virus it's showing everybody how contagious the virus really is that the it is so contagious and it lives on surfaces and we're having a hard time if you're if you think about where we are considered essential we've been given the option to work for a great company ninety five percent of this company working remotely I've decided to come into the studio I everything we need is here I would rather be here I feel safe coming here they've done quite a bit to make us feel safe as far as having the studio's cleaned and we wipe everything down and we're doing everything we can to be respectful of each other when we share workspace so I feel safe coming into work but we are unable to normal people are not able to everyday people ourselves included here at work can't get our hands on the sanitizer that we want can't get the white so we want to get so if we can't get the preventative measures that we all want that's one of the things that's missing in the grocery stores and we know that this thing lives on surfaces for up to three days we know that the virus was in the air for extended periods of time that's why they want people to stay away from each other and if they're right if out she is right I'm doctor Fauci saying that this could become seasonal that if we don't get a and I want to hear about you talking about this if we don't get a grip on this we're gonna be in trouble unless we get this globally under control this is a very good chance that it will soon a seasonal nature in the sense that even if we and and I and I hope it's not just if but when we get it down to the point where it really is at a very low level we need to be prepared that seems unlikely will be completely eradicated from the planet that as we get into next season we may see the beginning of a resurgent so that's what they want to be wary of so that's why we're taking the steps that we are this is going to be a very bad couple of weeks the president the Surgeon General and others talking about the next couple of weeks ahead we'll get to that and the numbers again in just a couple of moments you know the people trade in wealth it you were looking at the stock market climbing again today it's up over eleven hundred points but we have seen dramatic changes we have seen the same kinds of changes that sometimes take two months up or down in the stock market in twenty four hours in one trading day so the facts are we need expert help more than ever you can't look back at what you should've done before this all happened what you have to look at now is moving forward what do you do next I recommend Jeff juniors team that trades in wealth they are fiduciaries they are bound by law to put your needs first but they're honest good people that are going to make sure they get you prepared.
"food assistance" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Everson food assistance for the needy among a rope broad range of benefits and today is the president indicated we expect that the Senate will begin work on economic relief package later today the president and I will love to meet again in a teleconference with the nation's governors we will meet at the national response coordination center at FEMA and outlined president trump's decision to have FEMA take the lead in our national corona virus response our nation's response through FEMA will be locally executed state manage and federally supported on testing we want the American people to know once again the testing is available in all fifty states is becoming increasingly available literally every hour of the day because of the public private partnership that the president initiated several weeks ago with major commercial labs I'm pleased to receive a report today the tens of thousands of tests are being performed every day and with the passage of last night's legislations a state and private labs are now required by law to report all corona virus testing directly to the CDC which will give the American public and also give our researchers timely and important information it's important for every American to remember that if you don't have symptoms you don't need to get a test we want to make sure the testing is available for people that are experiencing symptoms or have a genuine concern about having been exposed to someone with a corona virus Dr birds will address county level data as well as progress we've made on testing and Americans can expect to see how an increased number of cases as our new testing system comes online should not be a cause of concern I she'll explain the importance of taking into account our new testing system as new data arrives over the next several days on supplies a priority the president has given to our task force we continue to work with health care providers businesses and state leadership to identify available supplies not merely in the federal stockpile but much more importantly available across the private sector we're encouraged to see companies like Honeywell and three M. that I visited a few short weeks ago take advantage of the changes in the law last night that allow the sale of industrial masks directly to hospitals those companies have now greatly increased by the tens of millions their production of so called N. ninety five masks that will give our healthcare workers the protection that they need them to minister to those that are dealing with the symptoms or the disease of corona virus I'm following up on the signing of last night's bill all of those mass now have liability protection in the companies can sell industrial masks hospitals it is encouraging as we called out yesterday to see construction companies all across America that are as we speak checking their supplies and donating those industrial master their local hospitals and I know I speak on behalf of the president who spent a lot of time as a builder when we thank builders across America for partnering with our local health care officials on the subject of ventilators we're working with health care providers around America and and suppliers and we're encouraged to learn that we literally identified tens of thousands of ventilators that being it can be converted to treat patients and we remain increasingly confident that we will have the ventilators that we need as the corona virus makes its way across America but as we said before this we're all in this together and before I step away and and give the podium back to the president and the doctor first I want to call every American's attention again to the president's fifteen days to slow the spread we continue to hear one case after another one city after another were people of are putting into practice the principles of the president outlined this Monday and make no mistake about it the wall for the American people as a whole the risk of serious illness remains low these guidelines should be practiced by every American and every community not only to lessen the spread of the corona virus but to protect the most vulnerable among us airplanes with their with from their hearts are not only practicing these principles of social distancing and avoiding social gatherings of more than ten people using drive throughs and restaurants to protect their own health and the health of their family they're also recognizing that but no American wants to inadvertently convey the corona virus to someone for whom the consequences could be quite serious at the president's direction will continue to marshal all the resources of government at every level we'll be reiterating that strong partnership with America states this afternoon with America's governors pulling all of the private sector energy together the innovation that you just heard described I know on this first day of spring that will get through this and we'll get through this together thank.
"food assistance" Discussed on KGO 810
"You for food assistance for children normally get their meals at school meals for seniors and free coronavirus testing Linda Kenyon Washington the U. S. now has fifty coronavirus deaths with cases reported in all but one state West Virginia correspondent Erica hill reports virus fears have led to a run on supplies as uncertainty grows Americans are stocking up for the long haul Ross the country stripped bare of essentials headlines wind through the stores and even outside the Golden State Warriors have extended a million dollar lifeline to its idled army of fifteen hundred ushers vendors janitors and others who normally keep the chase center humming I barbecue sack the corona virus pandemic is change the American way of life from coast to coast as correspondent Nick what tells us is Weezy Anna postponing its primary until the end of June in Ohio now no public gatherings of a hundred people or more in Maryland and California the barn as set at two hundred fifty four major cruise ship firms decided to suspend trips from the U. S. for thirty days president trump tweeted that carnival royal Caribbean Norwegian and embassy cruises all agreed to those suspensions and taking effect at midnight that U. S. ban on travelers from twenty six European countries Canadian parliament rushed through ratification of the new U. S. Mexico Canada trade pact on Friday the action taken before their three week break to help stop the spread of coronavirus and Mexico is thinking about tightening its northern border to slow the spread of the virus there September this is Jay Farner CEO of quicken loans and we want to help your house feel more like a home with some of the lowest.
"food assistance" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"And that's that's that's a pretty a pretty cold Make you shiver kind of statistic That I don't think for wants to be seen that way and Dave. You've had a good good point. These numbers are very small. It's it's always a problem using statistics to try to understand what's happening Vermont that the number of people living here. There's so few of us that when you have an outlier year and I do believe for is I hope is an outlier year for police. Shootings it really skews things. Ah sometimes that's what you have to do. You have to look at the the raw data and you at least begin to ask them questions that really do beg answers do you know how many homicides there very been overall in Vermont this year so far homicide you mean Pete police shootings anybody killing anybody killing anybody. I don't know that Statistic Dick now okay I just wondered what percentage of overall homicide is this a small number would would that four make That would be an interesting question to ask already already. Mike for Middlesex is on the line. Good Morning Mike. I know our to also uh-huh doing a great job by the way he's still doing fine. Okay thank Leah. Caught myself part-time back in eighties and both my brothers were also police officers and back in back. In those days there was a saying lease offers. Say It's better to be tried by carrying my sex or dead men don't don't tell allies is back then eighties. There was a different. It was a different time and and and Brinda puzzle something to the effect to his right up tip dealing with the mental health persons. Try to leave the gun in holster and I look at it this way. I have a guy with a knife Watson I I never even awful awful in my house it was always back in. You did try to talk to way through something as far as a mental health person. I mean there's somebody Ron the store or something. And they had a guy kids are they might shoot back. 'cause they don't WanNa go to jail mental health person once you pull your gun out before that you weren't a threat you just somebody trying to talk them after you for your gun out you become a threat to him. Yeah and ah you know it. It changes the house scenario in his mind. Before you WanNa threat now you are. Yeah that's my. That's my two cents. Well well you know there are good cops out there who have looked at this and realize this is a problem not just for the people who are in the wrong end of the barrel but the people who shooting as well and one of the things I mean. You're you've you're absolutely right that when you pull out a gun. You're not de escalating the crisis. You're doing exactly the opposite and there's gotta be a better way and that's what that's what people are trying to find where you know you came away if you if you escalated needed a situation back then you came away with a better feeling of yourself then you did. If you were home thinking you killed somebody I would think that's definitely the case you said you're a former part time. Police officers that right. Mike had a matter of fact right and I. I wish you'd stayed with it because you sound like the right to get the right kind of attitude. My brother my brothers so that was all right. Thank you for the call screen perspective. That is that is interesting. Hearing of somebody who's actually GonNa work right talk about you know the actual incidents in the scenarios as he put it in and you know this that's important Stephanie's and he's our discussions that are very important to have. I'm hoping that sometime in the near future I can get a battery is a Maybe a little Panel let's say of of Police officials maybe somebody from the Police Academy to talk about. You know I do WanNa get. I'd like to get all sides on the show. I wanted to bring you on solo today. Alan on because I just thought that there's a pretty dense data here and we need to make the problem statement and then figure out a way to address it and maybe in the next couple of weeks might have you back to participate participate in that conversation if you're willing but Because this is this is a very important topic. Obviously I think a lot of people are concerned about You know how how. How do we do this? Obviously police officers have an important job to do in terms of protecting public safety and so on But having those like most important jobs there are many in many different ways to go about it. And Yeah I think this is an issue that's GONNA come up in the legislature this coming year from what I've heard that there. There's been a lot of concerns about use of force yes in the legislature Take a look at a very complicated topic. I mean it involves emotion. It involves understanding mental health that involves understanding understanding weapons. It it's You know it's it's tough and I don't think it'll be accomplished in one year but we do have to just keep focusing attention on this because we don't want this. It's number people dying every year. Yeah obviously that is In in when you have models out there you know when you look at the way policing is done in in Europe for for instance With the different approach and clearly different results than Are the case here in the United States. it's it's not like nobody's invented it yet so that's another another encouraging. I would hope it would people would consider that and encouraging fact that There appear to be way to go about this that that Do not do not result in as many people dying and the bottom line I believe. They're Amman state. Police have done a lot. Ought to collect more data and I believe they do have an officer shooting base Database that I believe includes not just fatal encounters all shootings And they've been looking at that data to try to figure out how they can do better. Burlington been doing the same thing for a lot of departments. It's hard to keep this kind of data. They don't have the resources resources to have anybody to keep a database and keep it up to date So they maybe have tried to get other people to do it for them. But nobody's doing it systematically and I think at least the very basic data like I've tried to collect as what we really need to begin with. Yeah that is a I. Think thing about collecting all this all this data though is i. I know people get frustrated because they feel like they're they're doing more data input than they are the job they were hired to do. I was actually actually just talking to my doctor about the day. He spent half his day Dow sitting at a computer and typing in various facts and figures about his patients. And he says I I I I can see less pay fewer patients that I used to just because of the time the time off. So that is an issue for sure who's going to enter the data and and how many people do you. You have to hire to sort of manage it and keep track of it. That that's another facet of this whole thing which is very very multifaceted. I think we've done in a pretty good job here this morning as I say making the probably the problem statement and and getting out there that this is an issue nearly double the rate of police shootings estate gate over last in Vermont. I think maybe my takeaway on this and Alan Gilbert has been my guest the former head of the mafia allen. Thank you so much for coming in this morning. I really appreciate it. Thanks for having me Dave. We are Heading up to the top of the hour here folks which means I get out of here at about eleven o'clock and I wanNA thank everybody out there for listening today do so so again please on Monday stay to now for. Bill Sayer Common Sense Radio and the midday news service to come on. WD Ev Evergreen midday. Between the holidays weekend everybody everybody..
"food assistance" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"The first year they were keeping track nationally nine hundred ninety four people were were killed by police interventions for the current year as of the twenty four th of December in other words just a couple of days ago. Eight hundred ninety seven people have been killed so the number is down a bit. But it's still nine. Nine hundred is still a pretty high number. The interesting thing is if you look at how many people in Vermont would have been killed at the rate that occurs on a national level. You find it were more than double the national rate so in other words Vermont. Police are are AH involved in fatal encounters with with people Act For this year at least at a rate of twice what it would normally be now so you have to pause and ask. I think it would make sense to do so. You know when I think about the fact that the that the frequency police shootings his nearly double in this take over the past decade eight or these odors. Statistics you're citing. Then I think to myself well is crime up in Vermont in other words. Are there more encounters between the police and citizens in which citizens are engaging in it. It's a crime in progress serve. They're engaging some kind of criminal behavior. What do we know about that? Well they're two different things are asking their though. You're I mean there's crime and we know that crime generally in this country and I believe in Vermont as well is is is down as well. He's violent crime ms and that's been true for the whole decade but you're asking actually a second question have there been more interventions more contacts that police have with more people all whether crime is involved or not and if you look at the shootings in Vermont you're GonNa find a number of these incidents Where a crime has not been involved and instead police have intervened for other reasons and A and it's ended in tragic results? The that's actually a really good point. I mean I think about some of the cases just which I know anecdotally and in in in many cases There are mental health issues. Going on on you know I think of the of the Very well covered Case of Robert Woodward in the church in Brattleboro back in two thousand zero one. This is a young man who Went into the church. Sanctuary Sanctuary During the Sunday service and held a knife to his own temple and said that he was acting strange. Ways I think-i a handed out checks or something to some people. And then he was talking about how agents of the government were going to come and kill him and a few minutes later Some agents of the government who were in Brattleboro police uniforms came and killed him and So I always thought it was a rather terrible irony there anyway anyway this This guy clearly was having mental health problems that morning and And that that struck me as a a case which is not all that unusual. Unfortunately well yeah you can take the case of of a fill Brennan and BURLINGTON. That was in two thousand sixteen. That was the mentally disturbed guy in the apartment building in downtown Burlington who Eventually was was shot by police. And then you can also take the case this year In Montpellier in August of Mark Johnson Mentally disturbed person who was found to have had a gun he was waving it around but police ended up shooting shooting him and shooting him dead So there's I think you've hit on something that I think is true but we don't know for sure I think the incidence of fatal a police encounters where there's a mental health element involved has risen over the years. That's worth studying as really worth studying and I know a lot of people people have been interested in this but you know the numbers keep rising and I think that should be concerned that should be of concern to all of us. We have a listener on the line. I just go before the bottom of the hour break so I wanna get squeeze rods calling Iran's calling from Essex. Good Morning Good Morning. Yeah I wanna make a comment there. I think a lot of these shootings are a outright of what the children have been taught in school that no one can tell you what to do. No no one can touch you. No one can do all these things and WANNA policeman comes up to them. They've been told nobody can tell me to do anything. And so so they react in a way that they shouldn't and and that's what that's where the violence comes from. Where a lot of this? Where like with his pellet gun put it down and even if he wasn't mentally thing they've been told you can't tell me what to do you know I have my rights and can't touch me you you know it's just a whole mentality? That's been going on for the last twenty to twenty five years that every child in schools indoctrinated to the fact that no one has the authority that touch you without you wanting them to and no one has the right to tell you not to do something unless you want to do all right Ron thank you for the call. It's is an interesting perspective. I WANNA I wanna see what Alabi Wilbert thinks about this Allen. Is this a case of Do we have a society these days which is less respectful of authority and therefore more likely to get into these confrontations. And this way yeah. I think that's probably true. You know we have to remember that that that gun rights rights have been a very big issue in this country For many many many years and I think particularly in the last twenty years they've emerged as an even bigger issue and that's true for a number of reasons. It's true because weapons have gotten more and more effective in terms of what they can do for killing people well and There are many more weapons out there as well. So I think when you have a combination of people Feeling strongly that their guns guns can't be taken away from them. Other people interpret that message in all kinds of other ways and I think the caller is right. Some of it is anti authoritarian thing. Were just leave me alone. You can't do that to me. And then it does happen and people wonder what the heck has happened here. But that's that's another thing that there really isn't any good study at least in Vermont about that and I think the first step is we need a better understand why this increases happening and even though we do have people including people like Brandon into Pozzo. who had been the burling cheap police chief of police people might remember this summer? He wrote in bed in the New York Times it was published saying police are killing too many people. We have to figure out why and come up with better ways to deal with citizens all right. Well we are fast approaching the bottom of the hour break here on the day Graham Graham Show and WD Ev FM and am. My guess is Alan Gilbert. He is a former director of the ACLU office. In Montpellier and is has been studying recently Fatal fatal interactions with police Most often shootings occasionally.
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"Then the other part of the theories is no get it. Get A don. I think that's coming from the presidential candidates right. I saw story the unity indicating that there may actually be the Some thought of of credit trying to craft some additional articles of impeachment. And and just to be clear. There really isn't any limit on on sort of a couple. Now come back when a couple more in six months if they wanted to or they could save up for six months and put them all out at once or pretty much any permutation in right right I think they have to be really really cautious on this because if they start. Additional articles of impeachment It better be really really big time brand new news because otherwise this turns into Mahler and the reason I say that about the mall report you know it went on on for two years and it went on for year. You know. People are impatient these days you how our society with technology etc we used to rapid more rapid response and I think that diluted the whole home muller issue a bit but the fact remains If they if they come out with additional the articles of impeachment and they're not something that's like a brand new silver bullet. I think. Then they're going to have trouble. I really do So I think this that. Now let me say this though if something else comes out just like you know the Ukraine Colin things if something else comes out that you know people gasp and say. Oh Wow then yes yes they probably would do another Articles of impeachment or two and by that time there might be enough pressure. They would assume that the president may step up down. I doubt that you know but yes. So that's that could be in play if there's something else that's really way out there. You know suppose Nancy Pelosi entertain the word. Were to say something like okay. The Ukraine thing was was so obvious and really pretty easy We decided to at least get that done and and now we're going to go back and mop up the mass. We're GonNa talk about Michael Cohen and stormy Daniels. We're going to talk about a mile elements. We're GONNA talk about Heck I mean you know twenty women credibly accusing using the president of sexual assault including rape ican name. Any number of things that have had that you know have are in the background here which could be brought Ford. You really don't think there's any appetite for that. Sounds like no not at all because they should have done it. You know they should have done it. Already th they. They just can't come back and do that. And on top of IT I. I argue that the one thing that I think they made a terrible mistake on terrible is that they should have went full court. Press and I've said this on your show before other shows full court press to get Rudy Giuliani sitting there in front of Congress. Full Court press to me. That's where you know the most rocky part of this entire thing is well. The the president hasn't the president ordered Giuliani. Not to come testify. Well yes but here's the thing under what capacity you know the president. Can you know with people that worked worked in the White House etc can do that. I'm not sure just because Giuliani says attorney quote. He can do that because Giuliani if you dig into. This thing has functioned in a lot of different ways. When he went overseas who was representing the feds he should have been registered was representing the president on this Ukraine issue? I thought he wasn't so it. Easiest to drag their before that committee just going to the courts and going full court press. At least I think they should've tried that personally. Uh I mean what about attorney client privilege with that very well. That's what I was saying. It could be but then again I don't think he's got a firm case You know I I if I if I talked to any lawyer and give that lawyer a dollar it makes my lawyer but that doesn't mean that you know they'd be able to sidestepping impeachment Uh Yeah that is interesting. I would've thought that in terms of who would be gettable in front of the Congress a- and and you know maybe I'm wrong about this but but I would. I would think if you look at the traditional attorney client privilege where Giuliani after all is trump's lawyer How and and you compare his kind of that structure? The situation to where Mike Pompeo sits or where John Bolton Ah John Bolton is an interesting case there because he was working for the government and now he's just a private citizen again Would would that be. And he doesn't have attorney client privilege. I wouldn't think Does does that make Bolton easier to get people bringing the half testify. I was still think Giuliani would be easier in Bolton's out but then When Bolton was in this occurred so therefore the president can order him not to you know to go and testify? I mean I think eventually Salihi I would assume eventually congress or the courts half to take a case through the system for future situations relations like this to make it clear when president can do this or not now. Look President Obama with fast and furious refused to do some things he also the president it Refuse to answer some things when President Obama did when After the election they were investigating You know some radical groups and now I'm going to be fair president. Bush did the same thing with you. Know Alberto Gonzales and others. So yes it's it's happened through the series the the presidency but I think with something like this happens then. Somebody's got eventually clarify when you can and win you can't I mean says is that the president can order people not to talk just for my own taste. I would love to see Bolton come in be brought in and sit there and and and have them ask him so you. Did you really call this. Take a drug deal and we're the drugs coming from where they come from Mexico like the President says I'm being a little snarky there but I mean that's a I think that that line This things like drug deal for Bolton during according to these other witnesses during during and it's happening to me was just like that was kind of a forehead slapper. It's it's it's sure got a headline. Didn't it absolutely we like headlines here on the day of grab show. Hey Bob Ney. I want to thank you so much for joining me this morning. It's always good talking with you too. Let's do it again again soon already. And Anyway. I want to introduce my next guest. Who is Alan Gilbert Allen for a number of years was the executive director of the Aclu you office in Montpellier and he's since retired from that and the longer works at the ACLU is following some of the issues that That he He did follow as the executive director of the ACLU's Montville your office. One of them is Police conduct and and he is he's been keeping a running tally actually on Fatal shootings by police in Vermont. And they are up. It appears from the numbers that That Alan Has Ellen. Tell us what you've been finding. Hi Dave it's great to be on the show. Yeah so this is an interest police conduct and specifically fatal police shootings and along so including in the analysis. I've continued to do not just is deaths as a result of the shooting deaths from the result of other interaction by the officer There were actually two examples of that. Recently one was mcadam Mason back in two thousand twelve twelve. He was shocked by a Taser. Eventually died of a heart attack as a result of that goes down in Thetford. I believe that was down that first and then there was a Douglas Kilburn Jesse Jackson who the coroner in the case has said that the death of Kilburn was in fact a homicide. meaning that he he was killed by a human he wasn't he wasn't killed by through some other means like an accident or whatever. So both of those include in the tally of of fatal police Li's encounters if you will And it doesn't turn out that twenty. Nineteen is the deadliest year in the deadliest decade in the last fifty years for fatal fatal police interventions. Let's call them And that's just a remarkable statistic to me. I've been following this since I left the ACLU. Oh you in two thousand sixteen because I found out while I was ACLU executive director that nobody was keeping track in Vermont. Government of how how many Shootings there had been by police and it was one reporter Called me up and said Hey. Do you guys have data on police shootings and I said no no not only we only have the stuff that's recently happened in. I sort of keep notes of that and they said well I'm GONNA I'm GonNa dig around and he dug around and finally got that's something from the AG's office that they developed on the spot agree. This is Wilson Ring my former colleague at the this was Wilson Rain Your colleague get the AP and he had gotten interested in police shootings. Because Kim remember when this was maybe two thousand fourteen two thousand fifteen but there had been several shootings. I don't think all of them we're fatal at that point and he just wanted to know how common is this or not and so Wilson had the AG's office Do some work on on this. And they came back with the list that form the basis for much of the work. That's been done since then for anybody including somebody like me. WHO's trying to look back and look at trends for the increase in police shootings with these? These numbers are really remarkable. All let me just give them to you for the past five decades In the seventies there were two people who died at the hands of police and the eighties. There were three people in the nineties. There were four people in the odds. Odds two thousand and two. Oh nine there were nine people and in the teens from twenty ten to twenty nineteen so far there have been seventeen so if you compare what's been happening here you see you see an increase but the increases been so large that the total number of deaths in the current decade twenty ten to twenty nineteen is almost equal to all the deaths in the forty years before there is a difference of one. There is one fewer in this past in this current decade aide. Then there has been an all the other four that have come before. And that's just amazing another way to phrase it in in the first twenty years really of the of this of the century The the second decade just about doubled. The number of fatal encounters was please For the first decade over nine I believe in the first decade now seventeen eighteen. Listen to those nearly double. That's nearly double nearly double. This is only half of the story though because this looks at Vermont from simply of Vermont Perspective Perspective in Twenty Fifteen And I believe that was the year of the Ferguson Missouri. Police shootings national officials and natural press oppressed. People realized that there was no reliable database for the country for how many police police deaths had occurred year by year so the Washington Post started started keeping count of this relying on reports from people around the country and also reports submitted by some police departments and so from Twenty fifteen eighteen on. We have some national numbers for how many police nationally have been involved in in fatal shootings to give you an idea..
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"Make us your operates opry ski choice to relax and review after a day of fun on the mountain and we have a great selection of grab and go meals if you can't stay in chat but we hope that you can stick around now the Warren store but funky friendly than almost world famous. Now back to the NEIGHB- Graham Show on WD FM head. Ed Hey how and we are back continuing into a second hour on this Friday morning holiday week. Two thousand nine hundred eighty one of the things. I meant to mention when it had an galloway the way on our On our broadcast just a few minutes ago was that I wanNA thank Bt Dig very much For their great contribution to our work here. WD Ev. We have frequent visits on the telephone with their reporters on our afternoon nurse. News Service here a Colin mine the managing editor of diggers regular guest of mine and mostly on Monday mornings and And so I really also wanted to give a big a big tip of the hat to of digger for its work with us here at. WD Ev really adds an interesting and excellent elements to our coverage on the radio. Here and so there you go. I think we are going to be talking shortly with Bob. Ney One of hard old time national correspondents here longtime denizen. Talk Media News We saw them go through some changes this fall. and Bob is now freelancing being the And he'll be he'll be with us. I believe very shortly Ice I bet you he's going to be talking with us a little bit about. Maybe presidential impeachment Richmond inquiry Going on right now where it's sort of caught in mid air. Maybe between the House and Senate. I don't know exactly what's going on. But let's find out from Bob because I think he is with us. Now Bob Nate Good Morning. Good Morning. I'm doing well are you. I'm okay. Hey I wanted to check in with you because obviously there's as always things cooking down in DC and One of the things cooking right now is I don't know a a a pizza and that's been tossed in the air or something and is about to come down now would be some articles of impeachment. Yes eventually they're going to be you know delivered because the Senate needs to have them formerly although people argue they could do it without. aww But they're not gonNA do that so they need to have them and It's sort of in the president's mind because he was tweeting about Nancy. Pelosi and the nature of her district district in California in San Francisco was tweeting that during between his rounds of golf at Mar a Lago. So that's obviously kind of in his head right now now but The fact remains that eventually speaker will make a decision to send. The articles over probably will happen is that Mitch. McConnell is not going to yield due to a lot of witnesses from Chuck Schumer side so probably eventually they announced the stalemate and then speaker sends the articles over although Oh I must say there is a division where some people want to let it Let it stay awhile. which is a theory? You exposed known the last couple of weeks.
"food assistance" Discussed on Amanpour
"So appreciative of the fact that I was being hard on the Saudis, and I looked at them. I said let me tell you something very, clearly, I'm not taking sides. But if you cross the line with us on humanitarian sport, I will be on your back to and so now today, I'm being hard on the who tease because they don't provide the access we need. They deny us visas and the equipment that we need for the personnel to deliver. The food assistance in the different regions throughout Yemen. The Saudis have been more cooperative. The UAE has really been remarkably cooperative in working with us in terms of humanitarian, financial sport and access the US the UK, but the pressure is building on all sides. Now, the difficulty with the who tease is this. There's not just one simple faction. In fact, some of the Hutus that we deal with we can deal with reasonably effective there other elements that we can't deal with and it seemed like they just don't care. And so we had positive means last week. I've been meeting inside Yemen for the for three days last week in high data at the port itself in Aden. Insana mean with the different leaders of the different factions. And of course, they're telling me what I wanna hear. Now, we'll see what type of fruit takes place in terms of progress on the ground. So tell me what you've seen give us a sort of paint a picture if you like all of the drama, you've just talked about the millions and millions. Who could be up for a famine? If this doesn't get resolved soon, but just describe in terms of I think you called the children almost like touching ghost children. It's heartbreaking. You know? The talk about numbers is one thing. But the talk about little children with names, and I can tell you what a little story that is not an isolated incident. I went from room to room in the hospital, and there were children dying before my very own. Is this little boy Muhannad Muhannad who was eight months old and Christian. He weighed eight I mean, he weighed three point three kilograms an eight month old who should be weighing about nine to ten kilograms. And so as he was laying there not tickled his little feet thinking. I'd get a little smile. There's no smile there's like tickling a ghost in. It was like that from room to room in the in the mothers were just begging for peace when I was in data. You can't imagine. It's a war zone. It was the streets for like a ghost town in some old western movie, and we're doing everything we can. And here's what's the poor will when I left literally two days after I lift we found inside our Red Sea meal grain silo, what are the type land mines that who have been using? And this isn't a Hootie controlled area. We had seven landmines inside our facility inside the grain bins that were placed there just in the past few days. They have been entering interrupt facilities violating every humanitarian principle. Putting our people that are working their lousy on the line and has got to stop the war needs to in it. Let me let me say this. This is critical because we can't solve this problem. Now, just with humanitarian assistance the economy is collapsing dramatically as we speak. Well, I just want to quote a little bit about what one of your colleagues says the humane. -tarian chief? He also has said the economy, you know, it's a major crisis pushing Yemen closer to the brink than ever before and various fficials, the British ambassador to the UN and others this so creating resolutions, the British Foreign Secretary has talked to the Saudi Crown prince, and as I mentioned to begin with the Saudis have agreed to let up on certain bombardments, the hoochies now say they will let up on combating, you know, Saudi and the rest, so do you feel because as a pantley planned peace talks in Sweden for later on? Do you feel that this is a moment when you walked away from that? Do you feel that this moment of maximum, let's say spotlight in the wake of the kashogi murder is potentially opening up some avenue towards a political settlement will, and that's why I went to Yemen to bring international exposure to the atrocities of war to bring exposure to the port of data that that cannot be closed. It cannot be bombed. It cannot. Be impaired in any way, shape, fashion or form in..
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"Them food assistance so they got can meet the gut flour they got lord they got you other staples as well but very much looking like an american diet god for they got really fat and occasionally in the area also having a similar lifestyle yes a both populations out there they're not farming anymore they're working in factories are working in military they're doing other things and they're eating a western diet but the pima indians got three times higher obesity rates than those the caucasians nearby largely living the same lifestyle and when they compared it to the may copa indians and mexico they had ten times higher obesity rate because of my coburn mexico actually stay with the rule lifestyles there were still hunting and farming the mmhmm cards that were writing bikes so that thrifty gina type that made the pima so successful at surviving drought and famine was now really hurting them it's their bodies were waiting for a famine that was never coming any they were in the land of plenty now and so you know it's it's really a good illustrate of howard genes really matter you know to what were ancestry is what lineage we come from and how that affects the current live you know the life that we live now at what that means her body it's a good example in this other populations to this nauru in the pacific is another example of the populations of scouten fat and then more specifically that their genes specifically identified linked the fat red does the fto very variant much peo even caucasians now we're talking about they have a higher propensity to eat high energy dense foods and naturally they have more weight but that gene also creates more white fat cells right and there's the irs one genes another one that i write about in the secret life of fat and so there's there's much more research to do but we're starting to see how our genetics plays a role in fat and again it doesn't mean you have to be obese it means you have to take great care more than maybe people around you so you know more more than someone of a different racer lineage might have to do to manage your fat when you win win modern humans evolved you'll just a few tens of thousands of years ago.
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"And all the leaders of all these groups black women angry black women well here is and by the way angry black women is used as always said angry black woman that is a slur it did you mean and as a slur not at the time okay patrisse cullors is a cofounder of black lives matter now that the black guy who's the cofounder i we don't see him anymore louise out he he's out he's out here she is talking about her motivation we wouldn't as a movement a thing at the table with trump because we wouldn't have done that hitler trump is literally that pending approval for all the evils at this country racism capitalism sexism homophobia resist him and to resist the every single policy that he's implemented impacts our communities and think i'm thinking about what i want my children to know in thirty forty fifty years i want them to know that i resisted a president at all at all costs because its president literally tried to kill our community he literally tried to kill our communities then we would never sit down with hitler the main yeah i've heard the media say all this but historically really your claim doesn't hold water but here's what's going to be done about it this nightmare must end and in the name of humanity we refuse to accept the fascist america now they have a list of nightmares that must end okay and i think you'll recognize most of the these depend mainly on our list a nightmare immigrants living in terror their next stop could mean detention deportation being torn from children and loved ones a nightmare muslims and refugees demonized band and cast doubt sugar a nightmare millions children the elderly disabled the sick the poor denied health care food assistance and the very right to live in a trump is a dick.