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Social Security checks going up by 5.9 percent, the highest increase in decades

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last week

Social Security checks going up by 5.9 percent, the highest increase in decades

"Millions of retirees on social security will see a big boost in benefits next year it's the biggest cost of living adjustment in nearly four decades of five point nine percent increase in benefits translating to about ninety two dollars a month for the average retired workers over the past decade cost of living adjustments averaged one point six five percent a year the jump comes following a burst in inflation as the economy struggles under the virus pandemic annual inflation is up five point four percent from a year ago matching a thirteen year high the

Everyone's Favorite Weatherman, Al Roker, Releases a New Book

Here & Now

02:06 min | Last month

Everyone's Favorite Weatherman, Al Roker, Releases a New Book

"Longtime today. Show weatherman in co anchor. Al roker recently turned sixty seven but he shows no sign of slowing down. He was in new orleans covering hurricane ida this week and haters on twitter. Who said he was too old to be doing that kind of thing he had this to say on. Msnbc's the sunday show with jonathan kaye. Part screw you up up okay. Talker to them. I will drop them like a bag of dirt. That fighting spirit is all over l. Wrokers latest book along with a few life lessons. He's learned over four decades of telling us the weather. It's called you look so much better. In person. true stories of absurdity and success. I spoke with al roker about the book on skype when it was published in two thousand. Twenty as you right. You weren't always confident. Tv personality that we know now. In fact you were a nerdy highschool av club kind of guy and you write that while in college. You got your first job as a weekend weather forecaster in syracuse new york. And tell us the story from there by department chairman. Dr luo donald the late dr laura. Donald decided it worked at the station w. h. Anyway he put me up for the job and You know i went down. I did the audition and they said okay. We'll let you know. And i just kept calling the news director and back in the day. You gotta remember this. One thousand nine seventy four. There were actually switchboard. Operators and the switchboard operators name was rosy. And you got to the point where she knew my name. I kept calling to ask the news director. Well oh dear. He's not in right now but tell him he called and finally there's one time she put me through and he said look i i gotta get you off my ass. You've got the job. And i said okay. I didn't ask if one i started. What do i do yes. Yes yes and but that was my start in television.

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Life Lessons From Al Roker

Here & Now

02:06 min | Last month

Life Lessons From Al Roker

"Longtime today. Show weatherman in co anchor. Al roker recently turned sixty seven but he shows no sign of slowing down. He was in new orleans covering hurricane ida this week and haters on twitter. Who said he was too old to be doing that kind of thing he had this to say on. Msnbc's the sunday show with jonathan kaye. Part screw you up up okay. Talker to them. I will drop them like a bag of dirt. That fighting spirit is all over l. Wrokers latest book along with a few life lessons. He's learned over four decades of telling us the weather. It's called you look so much better. In person. true stories of absurdity and success. I spoke with al roker about the book on skype when it was published in two thousand. Twenty as you right. You weren't always confident. Tv personality that we know now. In fact you were a nerdy highschool av club kind of guy and you write that while in college. You got your first job as a weekend weather forecaster in syracuse new york. And tell us the story from there by department chairman. Dr luo donald the late dr laura. Donald decided it worked at the station w. h. Anyway he put me up for the job and You know i went down. I did the audition and they said okay. We'll let you know. And i just kept calling the news director and back in the day. You gotta remember this. One thousand nine seventy four. There were actually switchboard. Operators and the switchboard operators name was rosy. And you got to the point where she knew my name. I kept calling to ask the news director. Well oh dear. He's not in right now but tell him he called and finally there's one time she put me through and he said look i i gotta get you off my ass. You've got the job. And i said okay. I didn't ask if one i started. What do i do yes. Yes yes and but that was my start in television.

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ABBA Back After 40 Years With New Album, Virtual Stage Show

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | Last month

ABBA Back After 40 Years With New Album, Virtual Stage Show

"The music group abba is putting out its first new music in four decades and launching a concert performance featuring their avatars I'm marquees are loaded with the latest one of us was the big single off apple's last album the visitors and they finally recorded a follow up the band will release an album called voyage on November fifth they say in a statement that they took a break in the spring of nineteen eighty two and now they've decided it's time to end it apple also been working with George Lucas's industrial light and magic company to create digital versions of themselves those avatars will perform a series of concerts in London starting may twenty seventh

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A Dutch Group May Have a Way to Cut Carbon Emissions

Environment: NPR

02:11 min | Last month

A Dutch Group May Have a Way to Cut Carbon Emissions

"Un estimates that twenty percent of global carbon emissions come from residential buildings. A dutch organization thinks it might have found a way to drastically cut that number. Here's villa marks at the hague of all. The niche on tuna have lived in the same apartment in the dutch capital for the past four decades. Last year. they're building gonna makeover with triple glazed windows and a new insulated facade entail every everybody and the whole house is now warm yorker says with much lower energy costs. Almost six thousand other dutch homes have been through a similar retrofit devised by the nonprofit group. Energy sprung or energy leap. They end objective should be buying a retrofit as easy as buying a new kitchen. In ron boehner helped found energy sprung in two thousand ten and it's worked with banks regulators engineers and entrepreneurs to develop the best retrofit approach for homes worldwide. Eighty percent of the buildings that will be here in twenty fifty at least in europe have already been built and they were not built to standard that had in mind that we had to eliminate carbon emissions. And so unless we do that. Too all the buildings. We're never going to get the. I wouldn't say never but not within the timeframe that we got left. We don't have two hundred years to phase out carbon during the small dutch china limited votes. That prefabricated facades that can simply be hooked onto outside of existing old homes improving the energy efficiency eighty percent the undershirts woman from the facade manufacturer. Rc panels explains they use lasers to measure a building's dimensions. The size taylor. Doors and windows added to the panels in the factory exactly set course if he does. The door just doesn't open. The units shipped in a complex of three hundred apartments could be wrapped up in a matter of hours. Another element of an enemy sprung. Retrofit is how these homes a heated a separate dutch firm called factories zero bills a single module with heat pumps electric boilers and solar panels. All computer controlled

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How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1

The Outspoken Oppa

14:14 min | 2 months ago

How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1

"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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Biden Has Been Wrong on Every Major Foreign Policy Decision

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:26 min | 2 months ago

Biden Has Been Wrong on Every Major Foreign Policy Decision

"Axios is reporting this morning that to biden officials spoke with access on the condition of anonymity saying quote. There was no plan to evacuate our diplomats. The airport a senior national security adviser told actives about the preparation inherited from the trump administration. None of this was on the shelves so to speak when we got in on january twentieth. We saw that. The cupboard was bear. Your comments senator. Just hugh preposterous blame shifting From a president who gave each yesterday that was dangerously detached from reality You know he said he Soccer team hugh And he's been power speech trying to pass the buck to the trump administration is it sounds like these administration officials are doing on background male or to the afghan political leadership for the afghan military or even the afghan civilians are being targeted by the taliban. Now you know the administration has complained about a lot of trump policies. That didn't prevent them. From changing. almost every trump policy. They adopted Such as the remain in mexico policy at the border done somehow. This is the one policy. The afghan policy in your hands are tied and they can do nothing when in reality what you're saying is the chickens coming home to refer joe biden as bob day said ten years ago. Joe biden has been wrong about nearly every major or policy and national security issues for the last four decades

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As 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Nears, Joe Biden Faces Political Crisis Over Afghanistan Falling to the Taliban

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:06 min | 2 months ago

As 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Nears, Joe Biden Faces Political Crisis Over Afghanistan Falling to the Taliban

"This will see the twentieth anniversary. September the eleventh. Just around the corner totta believe. i know. i'm sure every single one of you're listening can remember with clarity way. You were on that sunny crystal blue tuesday morning when three thousand americans were killed in the space of one hundred in two minutes that attack on us soil the greatest terrorist attack in modern history. Something which the soviet union never never achieved in four decades of the cold war was masterminded may osama bin laden and his organization al qaeda which means the base. What's the full name of the organization which the mainstream media never ever mentioned the base for the holy war against the crusaders. Yes that is the full name that income himself the base. It's a holy war against us against the western civilization against jews against christians and against muslims who they deem not to be muslim enough a generation later this administration the one that is allegedly run by a man called joe biden. Who can't even speak properly. Who doesn't know the entrance to the white house. Who tells you he was a truck driver. And how harry. His legs were when he was alive. God is affected a precipitous withdrawal from afghanistan that now they're having to counter with the redeployment of three thousand of military military who have been disgraced by this administration by the current secretary of defense. Who made it his mission to hunt down quote unquote the enemies inside

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The Sacred Band of Thebes

Queer as Fact

02:35 min | 3 months ago

The Sacred Band of Thebes

"As minor way often discuss houses before we actually start telling you about the thing. We're talking about the infamous. Lit review lit review. Every costs needs one episode. In this instance. Actually not really gonna talk much about us is at the start of the episode. I used a lot of like little sources for all of the different sections so will discuss them as they come up and talk about. What's wrong with them with one exception. being i wanted to talk a little bit about a book called the sacred band by james rome. This book is. I'm fairly confident. In saying the newest scholarship that exists on the sacred band because it came out in early june of this year and we decided to do an episode on the sacred band because the publisher of the book reached out to us at austin advanced review copy. Thank you for that. I must pay for that copy and talking about as the title suggests james rum's the sacred band is about the sacred band of thieves which you'll hear an awful lot about a minute. I'm genuinely very interested to hear about the benefits. I literally but the book also more widely explores the political and social and military context of the roughly four decades in which the band exist in unusually for us. You have also read this book. Alice what did you think of it as someone who didn't then go raid ten other books about the area. I feel like michael two little cloudy. So how did you feel about it as a ruin peasant To a great person. So i deny much background about the second band of thieves or ancient greece. I'm not going into the person who knows nothing. Because i have studied disappeared. But i definitely wasn't being like i. I know this. I wanted to give you an idea of how i went into this book so probably like about where most people pick up. The book would be like if you're interested enough to pick up the bulk. You probably have a vague idea of that was athens. They were at Thieves was also he unite. That's the general context. Obviously a will give you a good version of that later in the episode crest. Where is the do you know what happens. Yes it's north of that Grace it's it's grace. It's quite central to grace. And it's like roughly to the north of athens quite close to athens within like a day's ride will a couple of days walk all right so even like quite course Travel yes this will come Will between these.

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Mainstream Media Cannot Underestimate Who Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi Is

Mark Levin

01:49 min | 4 months ago

Mainstream Media Cannot Underestimate Who Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi Is

"Racy is also likely to succeed the ailing Ali Khamenei. In other words, run the whole country is the supreme leader. Is deeply describing record in mindset, Warren Close examination. So who is this guy racy? Has it been reported on any cable news program has been reported on any network news program. Course not. Raisi became an Islamist ideologue as a teen studying in the seminary in Qom. After the revolution when he was only 19 years old and lacking any university education. He was appointed as a prosecutor. Rising over the following four decades to fill the positions of attorney general keep a deputy chief justice and, most recently, chief justice. Iran's theocratic dictatorship. Most notably racy, was one of four members of a death committee. Responsible for the 1988 execution of thousands and thousands of Iranian prisoners of conscience in the space of a few months. The ideologically motivated mass executions constituted both at crime against humanity and genocide, a cleansing of religious infidels, according to international human rights expert Geoffrey Robertson. It was a massacre, he says comparable with those that shrimp Branca And Kate and Forest. Raisi would typically spend only a few minutes with each prisoner. Some young Children. Asking them questions to test their allegiance to radical Islam. The prisoners, mostly leftist revolutionaries, who would help bring the regime to power typically refused to feign loyalty, even after prolonged and brutal torture. Which in some cases, was personally directed and overseen by racing himself. It's estimated that a minimum

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President Biden, Galveston And Texas discussed on AP News Radio

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

President Biden, Galveston And Texas discussed on AP News Radio

"The nation has a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery June nineteenth eighteen sixty five the day known as Juneteenth when sleeves in Galveston Texas learned they were free president Biden has signed into law a bill making get the twelfth federal holiday this is Dave profound in my view profound weight and profound power a day the nation remembers when he calls the moral stain of slavery and its capacity to heal it's the first new federal holidays since Martin Luther king junior day was created nearly four decades ago Sager

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Uncovering the Story of the Online Serial Predator "Antisense"

Unraveled: A Long Island Serial Killer

01:48 min | 4 months ago

Uncovering the Story of the Online Serial Predator "Antisense"

"The cyber world is the latest frontier of human interaction. But for all the good at his brought it remains dangerous territory revengeful personalities an unstable mines have the ability at their fingertips to toy with people's lives to the point where they're victims have no place to hide in no laws to protect them. We've got a small taste of this ourselves a few years ago during our early days of podcast hosting for brief period i was stocked online by a stranger and it was scary. I'll give some details on that later. But made billion curious about the dark and even deadly world of cyber stalking. We wanted to export deeper over this past year. Alexis and i have spoken with dozens of victims of cybercrimes along with the professionals who investigated these cases pursued these offenders we encountered horrific stories of lives upended disturbing tales of extortion and psychological terror an unbelievable cases that ended in murder. And we uncover the granddaddy of them. All the predator. Who not only targeted vanessa. V but of fifty other victims over the better part of four decades. I decided to tell a story because every male friend. I talked to told me not to do it. They said i should stop investigating and stop inserting myself into this world. People are scared of these criminals and not enough people are speaking out because of it. And i'm telling the story because having now investigated it. I came to realize that you'd rather face a guy in an alley with a knife than an online predator with a keyboard. You know you might get hurt in the knife fight. At least you'd have a fighting chance against the cybercriminals you're fighting with hands tied behind your back.

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Trudeaus Liberals Promised to End the Blood Ban

The Big Story

02:00 min | 5 months ago

Trudeaus Liberals Promised to End the Blood Ban

"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Justin length is an investigative reporter. The canadian journalist who has been covering the blood banned for how long now just Like six years. Maybe longer many many enough years too many years i think. Why don't we just start at the beginning For people who heard this of like a talking point in a political fight over the last decade or so. How old is the blood band. And where did it come from right so you you go back about four decades in and you've fair confronted with the really disquieting reality of the blood of the tainted blood scandal right. You had cases the hundreds of cases across the country Where folks received blood transfusions that were not adequately screened that ultimately led to sero conversion for hiv that ultimately impacted them With other new hepatitis diseases as well as other infectious diseases And it was a national scandal. It was absolutely shattered. People's illusions about the blood system a better health system right it. It it fundamentally you know weakened trust in a meal what governments ought to be doing to ensure the health and safety of people who rely on government services so you go back to that point and you realize the sort of risks inherent in what protecting the blood supply you know actually means and unfortunately from that you know there was a good thing came from that. Which was we actually had a conversation about what Ensuring safety of the blood supply actually means but on the flip side you also started to see This really sort of reactionary and knee-jerk blame placed on the queer community in canada. Who of course have historically faced higher hiv rates of that other

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NYT Reporter Said Americans Acted Like ‘Selfish Pigs’ During COVID, Unlike Chinese

The News & Why It Matters

01:54 min | 5 months ago

NYT Reporter Said Americans Acted Like ‘Selfish Pigs’ During COVID, Unlike Chinese

"A new york times writer called Americans selfish pigs. In comparison to average chinese citizens speaking of china of who behaved heroically amid the pandemic this a former veteran writer for the new york times. Not and this was in an email to anthony fauci in february twenty twenty as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to become An international news stories so By the way this is he was fired from the times but he worked for the paper for more than four decades. He wrote to anthony. Fauci and sad Let's see i was just watching the hhs briefing online and thinking about an article. I read this morning. And bruce aylward description of what he saw in china and a lot of videos. I've watched on the south china morning post website they're doing great coverage he puts in parentheses And then he says you know to china. They behaved incredibly heroically in the face of the virus. Twenty-five thousand doctors nurses went into wuhan to help knowing they might die and by the way meanwhile in america people tend to act like selfish pigs interested only in saving themselves. How can i afford a mask. Where's my vaccine this morning. I read an appalling article from alabama and He says this behavior is unacceptable from From americans it's interesting. I don't think it matters much. And i know we only have a couple of minutes left. I don't think it matters much from this. Nypd for you know. it's like okay. He wrote for the new york times now he doesn't anymore. But i do think it is indicative of this greater push that we have seen during the pandemic that i think will linger on which is to call americans who want to prolong their freedom. Who wants to make sure that they don't see their freedoms go away to call them selfish and they want to condition you to think that oh well just engaging in your own personal freedoms that you have. Because you're an american is in fact

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Naked Mole Rats: The Key to Slowing Human Aging?

Kottke Ride Home

01:54 min | 5 months ago

Naked Mole Rats: The Key to Slowing Human Aging?

"Rodents only live a few years. Maybe six at the most for some of the common ones. That's comparative biologist. Russia buffet stein was stunned in the late nineties. When the naked mole rats that she'd been studying just wouldn't die. She was working with some that. Were more than fifteen years old and one naked mole rat who she first met while doing doctoral work in the eighties. A pink and wrinkly dude named joe. He is now thirty nine years old and officially the oldest living naked mole rat on record. He's barely aged at all in nearly four decades and there is every expectation that he'll make it to the big four. Oh thanks to the work of buffon's stein and increasing number of scientists studying naked mole rats and various capacities. We now know that the creatures have an astonishing lifespan of around thirty years. Joe is an anomaly of the anomalies. Of course anyone who's read. Harry potter knows what's going on here. Joe is clearly a shape shifting wizard who faked his own death after joining a colton murdering his best friend. so he's been hiding out as a naked mole rat for the past few decades. I'm onto you joe. But magical explanations aside naked mole rats. It turns out are fascinating. In addition to living exceptionally long. Lives for rodents naked mole. Rats unlike other mammals aren't susceptible to many diseases like arthritis cancer and alzheimer's they can also withstand long periods without oxygen and are impervious to pain from acid. There is so much about naked mole. Rats that is absolutely wild and researchers still trying to figure out the reason for a lot of it but we're starting to get more information because a lot more players have entered the ring in recent years due to the naked mole rats relative lack of aging and low occurrence of age associated disease. They've become a hot subject of study for cancer. Researchers and anyone interested in

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Samoa Is Set to Have Its First Female Leader

BBC Newsday

00:24 sec | 5 months ago

Samoa Is Set to Have Its First Female Leader

"For AstraZeneca. The tiny Pacific nation of summer is almost certain to have its first female prime minister on Monday and its first change of governing party in four decades. It comes after the Supreme Court overturned an edict by the head of state aiming to block the swearing in of parliament. After very close elections fee army Naomi Marta offer has shown

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"four decades" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:30 min | 5 months ago

"four decades" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"More than four decades after his military career started, the nation's defense secretary went back to where it all began. Lloyd Austin, himself a graduate of West Point returned to the U. S Military Academy for the first time, a secretary of defense Saturday as the commencement speaker the next time that I see your commander in chief, and I see him often. Will report to him some very good news, and that good news is that reinforcements are on their way. The corps of Cadets was back at Mikey Stadium along New York's Hudson River. Austin told the newly commissioned second lieutenants of the U. S Army that it's time to put into practice. All they've been taught. You've learned how to follow with loyalty. You learn how to leave with honor. You've learned how to question with rigor. Karen McCue Fox News Oh, chaotic scene in Minneapolis, where two people were shot dead outside a nightclub overnight. Eight others were hurt. The field is crowded in Seattle, where more than a dozen candidates of registered to run for mayor. Seattle's residents have endured a year of protests sparked by police brutality concerns the rise of antifa militants and people who tried walling off part of the city to create an autonomous zone. And Mayor Jenny Durkin, who once infamously said the city's upheaval was a summer of love is not seeking re election Friday was the filing deadline for candidates. The actual election will be November 2nd. Evan Brown.

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IMF Upgrades Forecast for 2021 Global Growth to a Record 6%

The Property Couch

01:02 min | 6 months ago

IMF Upgrades Forecast for 2021 Global Growth to a Record 6%

"The i m upgraded. Its jd db forecast to predict it the best global growth in four decades. That's not a bad way to start the presentation. The has predicted the lightest numbers in its world economic outlook. It lifted its twenty twenty. One world growth j. p. forecast to six percent from five point five in his as january. Is she the full cost of the. Us growth was lifted to six point. Four percent from five point one percent previously and china two point four percent from eight point one percent and the forecast restrain. Gdp growth was increased to four point. Five percent up from three point. Five percent the outward revisions reflect additional fiscal support in some large economies. The anticipated vaccine driven recovery in the second half of two thousand twenty one and the knowing adoption of economic activity in the face of mobility restrictions. As we move out we get to be out of spain and that moves the economy forward

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Ethan Hawke on His Book 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

01:40 min | 6 months ago

Ethan Hawke on His Book 'A Bright Ray of Darkness'

"Yes i know. Ethan hawke is a famous actor and hardly means it introduction. He started more than eighty movies. Many of which have made their mark in geist. You've seen him in everything from dead poets society in reality bites to the before trilogy and boyhood ethan hawke is also a writer. In fact in high school he wanted to be a writer before becoming interested in acting over his nearly four decade career. he's managed to do and then today. I'm going to talk with him about his latest novel of great ray of darkness and his revert performance as john brown in the showtime series. The good lord burnt. Ethan hawke welcome to design matters. Well thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to be here even. Is it true that when you were growing up. You had fantasies of becoming a merchant marine. That is very true. Well i was a big jack. London fan you know and i had a kid who lived down the street from me than i was nick and he liked jack london and he was really cool. You know when you're sixteen. Seventeen year olds just feels like he's got the world by the scruff of the neck and He went off to be a merchant marine and live off his jack london fantasies. I have no idea what happened to him. But we used to read books together and talk about them. And i thought he was. You know. I wanted to be just like him but i also want to be just like jack london and so i thought that might be a great avenue to chase down an interesting life to disappear into the seas the comeback. Somebody interesting pretty boring. As i was

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"four decades" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

08:22 min | 9 months ago

"four decades" Discussed on 710 WOR

"For Over four decades, Gary has been helping people navigate their retirement portfolios. That was nine presidents ago. And the down was it 800 for the ups and downs of the markets, our country and our daily lives. Gary has seen it all and provides real money management for real people, because, after all Money matters Now. Here's Gary Goldberg. Hello, everybody. This is Gary Goldberg on money matters. Welcome to the program. It is indeed a pleasure to be back on W O r money matters. For those of you who are not familiar with. It has been on for 36 years. It is the longest running financial talk show relating to finance in America. And I have hosted it from the very outset And for those of you who are not familiar with the show. Let me tell you what It encompasses and what makes it different from other financial programs. First of all, the theme of money matters and the theme of my entire career as a money manager has been providing money management for real people. The average person a person who will not be Investing tens of millions of dollars, but rather their hard earned savings there. 401 K plans their IRAs their accumulated wealth and who are concerned about making their money lest the reality is in my industry, which I have been part of four decades. If you have tens of millions of dollars, some major firms will send a limousine to pick you up and bring you down to their offices and wine you and dine you so that you become a client of theirs. Well, that's not the average person I have always addressed how to help the average person. One of the services that I have always provided on money matters is what I call A second opinion service s O s. That's probably the most important thing you can take away from listening to this program. I am totally objective as you listeners who have become clients of mine over the years. No, I give you a second opinion. What is it that you own? What is it that you have been sold? What is it that you have bought, which has gone out of favor, So one of the major purposes of this program is education and the theme that will run throughout. The weeks that we are on w. O R is educating you about the market, giving you some insight as to what drives markets and what drives certain sectors are also blessed to have the public relations firms because of the longevity of money matters. Come to us and ask whether or not they can have their clients appear on money matters. Now, of course, there is some guests that we seek out Because of their timeliness. But over the history of money matters. We have truly had a who's who of America and the rest of the world appear on money matters. If you can believe it. The number of years ago we had Jeff Bezos on We've had the Likes of Jack Welch, who appeared a number of times We've had the founder of Vanguard Jack Bogle on they both are deceased, Unfortunately, but Steve Forbes has appeared a number of times, T. Boone Pickens s O. We have that level of guests appear. In fact, on today's show, My guess is going to be author Blank, the owner of the Atlantic Falcons and the person who you know in the business world is the co founder of Home Depot. So that is the level of guests that we are blessed to have appear on this show and for those who are new to the program. Please do not call me about political issues. I will not respond. This is not a program about politics, although I have been fortunate enough to have seven presidential candidates appear over the years on money matters, But I don't want this to be a political show. Half of you will like me. Half of you will not like me and I will not voice any opinion. About politics and don't waste your Nicholas. The expression goes and calling me about politics. Having said that what I really want to do is I want to talk to you about what is going on in the markets right now, And it is important for you to know that at this point in time, and I have been consistent about it, I have been bullish on the market. I have been so for quite some time. Those who have become clients over the years have enjoyed the right. I've been a big fan. Of large technology. So we have been involved in Amazon for about five years. Apple for about 10 years in video, which I've mentioned a number of times on this program in the past couple of months is about to make new highs and then on the other flip side of the coin. There are companies that are not in technology that I have been a fan of a month or so ago I mentioned Disney I mentioned I think last week Chipotle E Mexican Grill Now I am not recommending stocks to you. Let's Clear about that. You need your own adviser to do that. Now, if you ever want to talk to me about what you should be doing with your portfolio, or you have to do is call me and I'll give you an objective. Answer to what your question is. Then if it any point in the future, you wish to have a meeting with me. You're welcome to do so. My office is in Suffern, New York, It is right over the Bergen County line. It's right over the West Chester line. It's in Rockland County. And if you Google, the MTA met Bello Mansion, the Montebello mansion, you'll see the building that I own, which is a building that is very unique. But that is where we can have a face to face meeting with your mask on. But in the meanwhile if you would like to have a zoom call with me a FaceTime call with me in order to get a second opinion to talk about what you should be doing in this environment, and there are risks in this environment that we all know about. I'm going to discuss them on today's program and what you should do to protect yourself because my approach has been rather unique over the years. It is a seasoned approach, and I don't just roll the dice for people's money when it comes to having earned it and now wanting to save it. I started in my industry with the grand sum of $5000. And as of a year and a half or so ago, I am proud to say that at the time, Gary Goldberg financial Services was able to say We managed Maura money than 90% of the firms in the United States of America. So if you want insight, if you want to have questions that you compose to your advisor, or if you want to explore a relationship, you can call me 8453680010 Remember, my career has been based upon the theory of money management for real people. You I'm not talking about setting it and forgetting it. I'm talking about money management, which is not often done by advisers. Unfortunately, I've seen people positioned in the same type of a program that they were in a year 23 years ago without any or very few changes of curry. That's not proper money management. Proper money management is staying on top of things, one of the benefits of having money matters as a radio show. It forces me to stay on top of things. I have to remain current. I wish my doctor lawyer and accountant had a radio show because I know they were on top of what is going on on a daily or weekly basis. So again. If you want to talk with me, you're invited to call. I return all of my calls personally. Now I'm broadcasting on a Saturday but I take the show on Wednesday. So if you call me on a Saturday, I will get back to you by Monday no later than Tuesday. Sometimes even on that Saturday, 8453680010 I'm Gary Goldberg. Stay tuned. We have a most interesting program lined up for you. Money matters with Gary Goldberg that free delivery on all Wegmans meals to go orders. Let's get a $10.

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"four decades" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:22 min | 9 months ago

"four decades" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Going on. With the silver stocks and you know the the contracts on the precious metal. I mean, I got to tell you that that's certainly came to mind. You know, because yesterday I start looking at this and you know a pretty common comparison for people to make. Is the price of silver relative to the price of gold. So thinking, you know, Silver's running up because the reddit traders are loving it all of a sudden what does that mean in terms of the historical price relationship, But of course, you can track it back decades. And so that's what the chart focuses on. And when you run the numbers, you find out that I mean, when, when the reddit traitors were starting out, silver was relatively cheap by historical standards, the ratio between the price of silver and gold for immediate delivery spot prices. Below its average going back four decades to 1981. That was the year after the hunt Brothers tried to corner the silver market and failed that really kind of distorted things, so it seemed like a logical place to start. Well, okay, but you know you go back to, uh, last march with things were falling apart The stock market I mean silver was a similar situation. In fact, the ratio between silver and gold prices fell to its lowest level going back through the entire history of our data, which extends back to the 19 fifties. So you know, you had a bit of a recovery, and then you get the reddit traders jumping on you figure. Okay, Things were gonna really turn around now. Well, Didn't work out that way. In fact, you know, As of yesterday, the ratio between silver and gold was still below its historical average. And now you got silver falling out of bed today, So you know, things really haven't changed. That's the value, I suppose of having some historical perspective on what's going on, and you get that in spades with latest charge, So if you want to see what I'm talking about, and by the way, we should point out that the ratio rose 13% in the last three days before turning tail today is Silver fell. If you want to see what I'm talking about so many male, I'll get you the chart. Explanation goes with it and everything I do. Going forward The email addresses D. Wilson that Bloomberg dot net. That's D. Wilson at Bloomberg dot net. Kind of just interesting, Dave, right? And maybe no surprise that, you know, I think it's interesting that just roughly week we went from game stop off the charts, toe unraveling the trade. I mean, it's all kind of happening pretty quickly and silver. We saw this trade turn around and 24 hours. Yeah, even faster, Really, because at least with you know Gamestop and AMC and express it built up over a period of a couple The weeks. I mean, things have kind of unraveled this week for sure. But you know, three days is what we're talking about with silver, and then you get people kind of turning tail and you see the effects play out today, so it's happening so fast. You almost can't keep up with it unless you're paying pretty close attention. Gamestop down 56% right now. It's been down there all day and see down 39%. It's been there down there all day is this is this over? You know me? I'm always hesitant to say it's over. But at the same time, I mean, you know you got a bunch of people licking their wounds after the drop in the stock, No question. You have short sellers. Who were the initial survey targets for the reddit traders who have backed away from the companies who are being targeted. So it's like, Where's the ammunition going forward? That becomes a question. All right. Got a day. Thank you so much. Just want to give our audience an update on a story we've been following the political Atmosphere over in Italy. We know we saw the government collapse under Decepticon today. Well, we just saw a headline cross the Bloomberg former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, front runner to be the next Italian premier. So You know, we It's just been a few years to him where we focus so much, and some of the political turmoil we saw in our country. But we've really seen this globally. Ah, lot of political instability happening. Yeah. Former easy be Chief druggie Who's the front runner to be next? Italy? Premier Wow. So following that will obviously be following that into the rest of the week. Let's get back to world. The National News. Speaking of World news here is Nancy Lion to dance. Hey,.

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"four decades" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:13 min | 11 months ago

"four decades" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Four decades. Online it LCH be calm. It's 7 30. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. We're remembering jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. He was born 100 years ago this Sunday. Brubeck died in 2012 on the eve of his 92nd birthday. Terry spoke to brew back in 1999. Here's a track from his album, Brubeck Time composed by Brubeck and Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. It's called Audrey. Mm hmm. Huh? The recording We just heard was released 45 years ago, which was the same year that you were on the cover of Time magazine. What.

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"four decades" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Bay Area and nationally for over four decades. Online at L c h b com 6 44. My name is Michelle Hennigan. Julie deficit will be back with another traffic update after Marketplace and then at seven o'clock on fresh Air. Nicholas Lehman of The New Yorker is the guest tonight. The title of his new article is the Republican identity crisis. After Trump That's fresh air coming up at seven. I hope you'll stay with us for the program here on KQED Public radio. This is marketplace. I'm Kai Ridsdel. Here is an item from associated General contractors that is the contractors Big Trade Group. It says more construction projects were canceled, then were started in the past 12 months and that construction employment declined in most metropolitan areas. Houston and its surroundings lost more construction jobs than any other big city over those 12 months. So we asked Marketplaces and Euler to check in with some people down there to get a sense of things before Cove it hit and the economy tanked. Houston Methodist Hospital was well along in its plans to expand downtown Centennial Tower is a more than $700 Million project to serve more patients today that I had to call the architects and the engineers and the general contractor back in March. And tell him we're gonna put this on hold. That was a hard call, said Sanders is senior vice president for design, construction and real estate at Houston. Methodist. He says the tower was put on hold because the economy is just too unpredictable. Right now, Centennial is over a million square feet gonna be somewhere around 30 floors. It will probably pick out with close to 1000 people on the job site during the peak of construction. Sanders says he's hoping to get started on building the centennial tower in the first part of 2022, about a year later than first planned. Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Data and Analytics, says total construction spending in Houston in the first nine months of 2020 was about $15 billion. Sounds Like a lot of money, however, that's full 17% below where Houston was during the same period of 2019. One of the reasons Houston is a little worse off in the U. S is a whole is because the slowdown in the energy sector Patrick Jankowski is senior vice president of research of the Greater Houston Partnership, he says Cove it is making chemical plants and refineries along the Houston ship Channel hit pause. We're seeing a lot of those projects put on hold down as users trying to assess where we going with energy demand and where we going with demand for chemicals and plastics, he says. The demand for construction workers is down, too. In February, just before the pandemic hit. We had 244,000 people working in the construction history in Houston. The pandemic cost us 31,000 of those jobs. We've only gotten back about 3000. We've got back so less than 10% of what we lost. Stand, Merrick says his Houston workforce is down 20% from last year, He's CEO of Merrick Brothers, one of the largest commercial interior contractors in Texas. He was set to bid on the Centennial Tower Project at Houston. Methodist when the project got delayed now, as far as the workload yes, have definitely been job stopped, but but you know there's work. Merrick says there's still some work because of the contract secured before Cove it but he's not expecting things to get much better until 2022. I may be Euler for marketplace..

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"four decades" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Past four decades would he be an effective commander in chief I don't know I don't know hi I thank you I stand by that statement that statement was about Joe Biden to Murtada yeah that's the reality of Joe Biden's record it is he that he's exactly right and then we have highlighted that little passes many many many times and if Biden does in fact turn out to be the candidate you'll hear more about that it's all kinds of issues of the region just didn't it just in the area of foreign policy you spend half a day talking about it like the Volvo for the Gulf War which is fun center Bernie's been beating him up about it and president does as well but you know he's been wrong on China and recently I mean even this year during this election he says come on man John is not a threat China is not an economic threat and then on the in the other breast he says all China is a you know you residents lost all that stuff so he he just he doesn't know what he thinks he's made bad choices in the past he's made bad votes in the past here's a guy who's been around Washington for whoa ninety six years I think and it's it's it's there's so much in his record that that will be used against him that and and just the energy and everything that he brings his he's a bad candidate everybody knows it director calls for Donald Trump campaign I'm really curious how the cash register rain can't Donald Trump headquarters last night I I know you had an extraordinary February I know the little donations rolled in what about when they watch Joe Biden and it became obvious that we were not going to walk into a socialism versus capitalism which is what I wanted to have it framed it doesn't look like I'm going to get what I wanted I voted for Bernie but it does look like me to get what I wanted to be the old democratic establishment trying to take down trump again what we don't know that we don't know it's good still this is going to go all the way to their convention and could mobile over on the floor there convention and I think anyone who tells you that they know how this is gonna turn out is full of it so I think last night before the trump campaign's purposes it was really truly a heads we win tails they lose that kind of situation so either we get Joe Biden and the terrible candidate that he represents and again it's not just the gaffes or we get to Bernie Sanders who is a self described socialist and it doesn't matter to us we've been saying this for over a year it does not matter to us the president's opponent is because the the atmosphere in the democratic primary has been Bernie Sanders issues he has been dictating what the candidates are running on all you have to do is watch one of the debates all they do is talk about Bernie's proposals it's a government takeover of healthcare system eliminating private health insurance provided by your employer they insurance you get through your job that's gone four hundred eighty million Americans free healthcare for illegal immigrants and open borders immigration policy them racing green new deal killing the fossil fuel industry and ten million jobs that go with it and raising taxes to pay for all that nonsense it doesn't matter if Bernie is the candidate or not those issues are on the ballot and so when when our motors when the president's supporters see that no it it doesn't matter which one of these guys get thrown free of the wreckage it's simply a heads we win tail they lose our situation for cities to refuse business with churches who do good deeds simply because they are well charges in this exclusion is extended to many groups especially churches or committed to operating with fidelity to biblical sexual.

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"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

09:01 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Ah Choir a legislative response requires an investigative Responsive Criminal Investigative Response and hopefully as a result of your story that's what's happening now and Obviously Mr McLean who Is Somebody I serve. What's actually he's one of those nine hundred eighty seven people I serve with but many many years ago He was over in the house and he spends most of his time in the house. I know he is but not very very close. Recently but He's the one that had but that in an email and he's the one that people have to find out what he's talking about an investigative And I would point out that you know. The number of people have served with the the overwhelming Super Majority of those folks are really good people different parties. And it's just a very few folks have gotten in trouble over the Over the years and that's a stain though on our on our institution. I wonder how concerned you are about the impact. The stories have on leadership leadership. Because Michael McLean was an associated Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan who you of course know extremely well and even though Madigan is not named in the email of course people connect their names. Are you concerned about the impact that well. I think that might be really elite. Because I don't I don't see speaker having anything to do with Mr Mcclain's trying to intervene on behalf of somebody from his local town in some fashion. That's not something that the speaker would be in any way involved with but you know people look. I think the speaker has been targeted by Bruce. Rounder told you spend tens of millions of dollars demonizing him. Inclining Crook with no evidence at all. The speakers are very honest a the hard working very knowledgeable person now. He's a tough negotiator. I've had to you know deal with them on the last eleven years. You can't pass a bill out of one chamber without the identical language passed in the other chamber and we've worked on budget together all major pieces of legislation. 'cause it's by the nature of the institution and so I I just don't see him. Being involved in this particular incident would be shocked so many politicians and associates have been targeted by the feds Chicago. Alderman Ed Burke and Danny so lease several state lawmakers including distant cousin if yours state senator. Tom Collar ten and of course in our legal system. There is the presumption of innocence at the same time. There are these conversations happening at every level of government about the importance of ethics reform with over forty years of service under your belt. What reforms you think are needed and in in Springfield to ensure elected officials aren't able to abuse their power or that there's a strong system of accountability? If they do well we set up this commission which which is already starting to be Going fact again. It's really embarrassing to go for more. All these years were for the most part. There's been no There's been governor's I got in trouble but not not very legislators So it's it's it's unfortunate. It may be that the actual laws that we have on the books are the laws that people are being charged with now now and they're they're adequate But if there's anything that we could do in terms of changing maybe lobbying disclosures that sort of. I think that might be the area that we would actually focus on and and hope that the future you know my successors are willing to work on that. How do you think it affects Citizens Trust in government. Well here's the problem. What's really Bennett? Dramatic change in Springfield. When I first got elected there were fifty bureau chiefs? They were reporters who lived in Springfield. We've since torn down their offices because there's no four or five left and so there's US local reporting and there's there's very little of that anymore okay so people there's plenty of investigative reporting as there should be as there always has been but if you're only going to hear the bad things about the general assembly being investigated and they're not gonna hear anything about a daily report about what bills they pass and all that you get skilled and I think that's one of the the problems is that people have a really low impression of us which is probably not fair. But it's it's it's what is where we are today but but don't you think that we're talking about elected officials people who are responsible for legislating in the state so even one incident is on too many. I totally agree with you and the standards. Should it'd be higher for elected officials There's the presumption of innocence. That's in a criminal matter which is applies to everybody. But you know you'd think that the the Legislators would have a higher standard of ethics if you will because of the public that they serve and I and again i. I want to emphasize the overwhelming super. Majority of people are like that. The people I work with Both parties by the way. I don't agree with them politically. But they're the right thing and there's ben end though I made a handful will be the most after all those years there to other Illinois political leaders. I WANNA ask you about first off. Former the governor Rod Blagojevich Liguori which was the only governor of Illinois to ever be in P. Governor Bregovic lives lived five hundred feet from Low on the same street When I got elected by Caucus My goal was to work with bits and Madigan who didn't get along up until that point and then he got arrested and then he went into hiding. The I in the house impeached him. And then I had to figure out before I was sending president how to do an impeachment trial. What what was that time like for you? It was amazing because I was focused on being Senate. The president passing a capital bill which hadn't past ten years and instead worry about Literally how to work on rules for an impeachment trial which we did with Christine Donyo on your own The Republicans Then the day I was supposed to be sworn in the governor had not appeared in public for a month there was international oppress their from Korea and Japan to see this Event where he was going to show up I was ready. Might not even shop because of he didn't show up and we couldn't get oh I couldn't get elected then I couldn't start trial but he did the night before say is going to be there We he got sworn swore men and then an hour later I started his trial trial. And you may remember. He didn't actually shop for the trial except for one day came and gave a speech. Not under oath. And the mistake in doing that. I think if you had shown shown up and told his side of the story would have been better. We obviously impeached him and said that he can never run for office again. And then we started working on passing a capital bill which passed and ten weeks which hadn't been happening ten years so we got right to work but it was it was really otherworldly and He Still L. is in jail well over the past couple of years. President trump has appeared to flirt with the idea of pardoning pardoning Blagojevich. He's now about eight years into a fourteen year sentence. How how would you react? If if the president you know. The problem was this. I used to be a public defender. A lot of people plead guilty. Because you don't have to put the the prosecution have put on a trial now and his resulting if you plea bargaining give you a lesser sentence if Rod Blagojevich had done that right from the start said I'll resign the governorship not put us through impeachment trial not put the the government through two trials. He would probably got three years His sentence was really accessible. You didn't actually to my knowledge. Make any money himself was about extorting money for his campaign so perhaps it was much longer than you otherwise would have gotten He also had some counts thrown out and the judge still resentenced him to the same monitoring. So it's it was a big sentence But a lot of it was his own fault. And it's up to the president. What he wants to do? Well you've said you're going to stay out of the process of choosing a successor. What skills equality should people choosing your replacement? Looking for my goal would be was what I got elected was Devon United United Caucus so I I wasn't just trying to get to thirty votes needed to get elected at that time in thirty six. I WANNA make sure all thirty. Six people felt that they were part of the team. I spent a lot of time helping helping the people that voted against me. So that would be Michael that this this process which by the way is the most humbling experience anyway can go through to ask your peers to elevate you to this high position. It's a spray presumptuous. And they remind you of all the little things. You didn't do right up to the point where you ask them to vote for you. So it's a really really humbling and learning experience. Once that person gets elected they really should be willing to bring the entire forty person caucus together in your advice to the person who gets the job. vices to Work hard be honest be proud of your caucus of work with the governor earns speaker and work with the Republicans. So you have a bipartisan record. And that's it for reset. I'm Jen White. Thanks for listening. And we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new reset so watch your feed so we can talk again soon yeah..

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"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

09:55 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"So that's not what's going to be the hang up to hang up at Ben you know always people coming along asking for more gaming related issues. I think once those are put aside or negotiated that issue that can be worked so it sounds like you think that Miami fl agenda can CBS chief. I'm optimistic because again. State the state. The whole state needs the money would come from that that the casino and it's fair to the city because the study is going to make money as well. I want to pick your brain about the multiple ongoing federal investigations into Illinois politicians and their associates. What was your reaction when you heard the story? WBZ see broke about political lobbyists. Michael McLean and his two thousand. Twelve email. That refers casualty. I think it's fair to say to quote Jones's ghost ghost workers and quote the rate en champagne while it was very disturbing obviously because those emails referred to things which are crimes rape or goes payroll and and obviously doesn't recall. Ah Choir a legislative response requires an investigative Responsive Criminal Investigative Response and hopefully as a result of your story that's what's happening now and Obviously Mr McLean who Is Somebody I serve. What's actually he's one of those nine hundred eighty seven people I serve with but many many years ago He was over in the house and he spends most of his time in the house. I know he is but not very very close. Recently but He's the one that had but that in an email and he's the one that people have to find out what he's talking about an investigative And I would point out that you know. The number of people have served with the the overwhelming Super Majority of those folks are really good people different parties. And it's just a very few folks have gotten in trouble over the Over the years and that's a stain though on our on our institution. I wonder how concerned you are about the impact. The stories have on leadership leadership. Because Michael McLean was an associated Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan who you of course know extremely well and even though Madigan is not named in the email of course people connect their names. Are you concerned about the impact that well. I think that might be really elite. Because I don't I don't see speaker having anything to do with Mr Mcclain's trying to intervene on behalf of somebody from his local town in some fashion. That's not something that the speaker would be in any way involved with but you know people look. I think the speaker has been targeted by Bruce. Rounder told you spend tens of millions of dollars demonizing him. Inclining Crook with no evidence at all. The speakers are very honest a the hard working very knowledgeable person now. He's a tough negotiator. I've had to you know deal with them on the last eleven years. You can't pass a bill out of one chamber without the identical language passed in the other chamber and we've worked on budget together all major pieces of legislation. 'cause it's by the nature of the institution and so I I just don't see him. Being involved in this particular incident would be shocked so many politicians and associates have been targeted by the feds Chicago. Alderman Ed Burke and Danny so lease several state lawmakers including distant cousin if yours state senator. Tom Collar ten and of course in our legal system. There is the presumption of innocence at the same time. There are these conversations happening at every level of government about the importance of ethics reform with over forty years of service under your belt. What reforms you think are needed and in in Springfield to ensure elected officials aren't able to abuse their power or that there's a strong system of accountability? If they do well we set up this commission which which is already starting to be Going fact again. It's really embarrassing to go for more. All these years were for the most part. There's been no There's been governor's I got in trouble but not not very legislators So it's it's it's unfortunate. It may be that the actual laws that we have on the books are the laws that people are being charged with now now and they're they're adequate But if there's anything that we could do in terms of changing maybe lobbying disclosures that sort of. I think that might be the area that we would actually focus on and and hope that the future you know my successors are willing to work on that. How do you think it affects Citizens Trust in government. Well here's the problem. What's really Bennett? Dramatic change in Springfield. When I first got elected there were fifty bureau chiefs? They were reporters who lived in Springfield. We've since torn down their offices because there's no four or five left and so there's US local reporting and there's there's very little of that anymore okay so people there's plenty of investigative reporting as there should be as there always has been but if you're only going to hear the bad things about the general assembly being investigated and they're not gonna hear anything about a daily report about what bills they pass and all that you get skilled and I think that's one of the the problems is that people have a really low impression of us which is probably not fair. But it's it's it's what is where we are today but but don't you think that we're talking about elected officials people who are responsible for legislating in the state so even one incident is on too many. I totally agree with you and the standards. Should it'd be higher for elected officials There's the presumption of innocence. That's in a criminal matter which is applies to everybody. But you know you'd think that the the Legislators would have a higher standard of ethics if you will because of the public that they serve and I and again i. I want to emphasize the overwhelming super. Majority of people are like that. The people I work with Both parties by the way. I don't agree with them politically. But they're the right thing and there's ben end though I made a handful will be the most after all those years there to other Illinois political leaders. I WANNA ask you about first off. Former the governor Rod Blagojevich Liguori which was the only governor of Illinois to ever be in P. Governor Bregovic lives lived five hundred feet from Low on the same street When I got elected by Caucus My goal was to work with bits and Madigan who didn't get along up until that point and then he got arrested and then he went into hiding. The I in the house impeached him. And then I had to figure out before I was sending president how to do an impeachment trial. What what was that time like for you? It was amazing because I was focused on being Senate. The president passing a capital bill which hadn't past ten years and instead worry about Literally how to work on rules for an impeachment trial which we did with Christine Donyo on your own The Republicans Then the day I was supposed to be sworn in the governor had not appeared in public for a month there was international oppress their from Korea and Japan to see this Event where he was going to show up I was ready. Might not even shop because of he didn't show up and we couldn't get oh I couldn't get elected then I couldn't start trial but he did the night before say is going to be there We he got sworn swore men and then an hour later I started his trial trial. And you may remember. He didn't actually shop for the trial except for one day came and gave a speech. Not under oath. And the mistake in doing that. I think if you had shown shown up and told his side of the story would have been better. We obviously impeached him and said that he can never run for office again. And then we started working on passing a capital bill which passed and ten weeks which hadn't been happening ten years so we got right to work but it was it was really otherworldly and He Still L. is in jail well over the past couple of years. President trump has appeared to flirt with the idea of pardoning pardoning Blagojevich. He's now about eight years into a fourteen year sentence. How how would you react? If if the president you know. The problem was this. I used to be a public defender. A lot of people plead guilty. Because you don't have to put the the prosecution have put on a trial now and his resulting if you plea bargaining give you a lesser sentence if Rod Blagojevich had done that right from the start said I'll resign the governorship not put us through impeachment trial not put the the government through two trials. He would probably got three years His sentence was really accessible. You didn't actually to my knowledge. Make any money himself was about extorting money for his campaign so perhaps it was much longer than you otherwise would have gotten He also had some counts thrown out and the judge still resentenced him to the same monitoring. So it's it was a big sentence But a lot of it was his own fault. And it's up to the president. What he wants to do? Well you've said you're going to stay out of the process of choosing a successor. What skills equality should people choosing your replacement? Looking for my goal would be was what I got elected was Devon United United Caucus so I I wasn't just trying to get to thirty votes needed to get elected at that time in thirty six. I WANNA make sure all thirty. Six people felt that they were part of the team. I spent a lot of time helping helping the people that voted against me. So that would be Michael that this this process which by the way is the most humbling experience anyway can go through to ask your peers to elevate you to this high position. It's a spray presumptuous. And they remind you of all the little things. You didn't do right up to the point where you ask them to vote for you. So it's a really really humbling and learning experience. Once that person gets elected they really should be willing to bring the entire forty person caucus together in your advice to the person who gets the job. vices to Work hard be honest be proud of your caucus of work with the governor earns speaker and work with the Republicans. So you have a bipartisan record. And that's it for reset. I'm Jen White. Thanks for listening. And we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new reset so watch your feed so we can talk again soon yeah..

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"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

12:24 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Nine hundred ninety nine and moved to the Senate in Nineteen ninety-one for the last eleven years. He's been president of the Senate where one of his first acts was shepherding through the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in that role. He helped end the two in your budget. Stalemate under Republican governor. Bruce Rounder and worked to give fellow Democrat. Jay Pritzker a string of wins in his first year from legalized marijuana to a gambling expansion engine to a graduated income tax proposal that goes to voters later this year. I sat down with John Color Tin and talk about his long career in Illinois politics and how he feels to be stepping away away from Springfield after four decades. Well I got elected when I was thirty. And I'm seventy one so it's my whole adult life. It seems you know we've been down there and it's really been fun. I mean there's been so many Really Neat things People I've served with nine hundred and and eighty seven people Past five hundred eighty three bills What was achieved sponsor? And it's just been amazing. I mean everything the thing from When I first started you know getting involved in in Believe it or not the first big bill had had to do with car seats. We had this marriage in seventy nine and we had babies ninety one eighty two eighty three and the first one carried. My wife carried her home from the hospital. there's only one state in the nation that had a car seat bill Soon as we had that baby home we realized we got to put the baby in a carseat so we my wife started loaner program for car. Seats are how found out what about I passed a bill to require people to wear have their kids in car seats and it was a lesson because it was a bill that was very limited just just the parent in just their own Car knowing that that's what you have to do and later later you kind of improve So that led the seatbelt law. Believe it or not there was only fifteen percent of people wearing their seatbelts In the early eighties. Pass that bill. Not Not easy again was a secondary fans just to get started so that's been very rewarding and bunch of More bills after that as well as a lot of interesting people if you had to narrow it down to one or two pieces of legislation. You're most proud of what would they be anything where you literally save people's lives as pretty par for you know you press a button and you know that certain number of People are literally the fatality. RATE'S GONNA fall or even in the I've I've never been a smoker. I kinda hate tobacco. I bet after those people the only people that are really happy that I'm retiring are the tobacco industry because I just I just think that the the lives and the money that it costs so I've been pretty proud of those things as well The you know there's been a lot of things I mean. I worked on death penalty reforms before for we abolished the death. Penalty am worked on the school funding. Formula have pretty recently which allowed for Chicago to get started to get a fair amount of money that they but they that they have? In fact I was around. We stabbed the Chicago school reforms in the first up local school councils back in the late eighties. So it's been fun But it's also time to to move on when you first came to springfield lie. Deciding was a much more bipartisan affair. Air and when you look at the at Springfield today do you think the pendulum has swung too far well. I'd like to distinguish ourselves from what's happened happen at the national level Especially this last year now You know we've had forced bipartisanship because the first twenty eight years was Republican governor and democratic legislatures. Six all but two years one there was one two year period where they control it But then After that we we did have the Begovic cheers and Quinn Years And and so we were One party going around four years. Four some bipartisanship This last year though we really did come about at the end of with a lot of support from the Republicans and we had a budget that was balanced. We had to take some votes on some tough taxes with Republican Republican supporters on so And I my experience having been in the minority in the Senate for ten years was When I got to be Senate Senate President I just said you know what we're not GONNA get outvoted. We're a super majority. Why not work with these guys some ideas from the other party? You'll get a bit of work product art. And so I've I've tried to try to keep that as a principal when you think back to the time when governor rounder was an office of course there was a seven eight hundred thirty six day budget impasse during that period of time. Where would you rank that budget? Impasse when you think about the biggest challenges you face during your time in spring oil. It's it was it was horrible Because what we did people say. You didn't have a budget. Well actually. Unfortunately we did have a budget because we we were funding schools rules. We didn't like stop in force ourselves to get a balanced budget. We overspent for two and a half years some six billion dollars each year which ran Hannah bills. The income tax fell from five percent down to three point seven five. We never made up the difference. We kept on spending so so it was. It was really bad and we tried to you know. The speaker didn't even meet with the guy I did. Try to meet with the governor. On a number of occasions we just he just had such animus towards the unions and Madigan himself and spend all that money demonizing Madigan. It was it was horrible and eventually we did actually get the grand bargain with Christina. Donio my Republican counterpart who both of us got elected the same day. I work with very well. We just said you know what we're going to start doing our Our stuff independent of the speaker and the governor and it led to eventually A balanced budget Over the objections of the governor time time many people say it was your unique set of skills that finally broke the budget stalemate. How did you see your role in that case? Well it wasn't just just me was senator rebellious matter of factually initiated. The idea of working together to pass bills on these bills were the these were bills that that Republicans didn't like and the Democrats didn't like there were things dealing with tort reform or workers comp changes that are party didn't want their taxes of their problems and we just wanted to show. Oh that this is crazy what we do is you know we were underfunded higher. Ed People were leaving our state to go to other schools. I mean it was. We weren't paying social service providers. I mean it was just horrible and we didn't need to do that. It was unnecessary so that was a big deal to get people to come together at the end. I think it was so tough to do but in once it happened then when we had governor Spitzer commend. That's how that's what led to this. Bipartisan phenomenal year. We had last year of of of those major pieces of legislation. Where do you think Illinois will continue to fill the fallout from that budget impasse? Well well if you look at our budget We had to borrow a whole bunch of money to pay our vendors and built into the budget every year is like a mortgage payment jeff to pay for the legacy of those past the past years. That's why the governor's proposed and passed All Forty of the Senate Democrats voted for the constitutional amendment. That's it's on the ballot which will if passed a lead to since we also passed the rates to be included Lead to money and that money would be used directly to pay down Those all those all those bills Former governor Rauner was a political neophyte. We have another political neophyte in office now governor Jay Pritzker. What's your assessment of what he how's he's doing so far and what he still needs to learn? I was surprised when he ran for Governor Primary We had one one of our colleagues Daniel. BISS running I did not get involved in in that primary but I had members. I have dinner every night when we're in session with not not lobbyists but legislators to get to know people socially and everyone would would say you know it's interesting this Guy Pritzker who is really working and he's really league showing up and he's not Come across some billionaire. He's coming across. The Guy Really wants to learn and that was his attitude from the start It didn't hurt hurt tab all that money of course that he used the front his campaigns But he also really really think Impress people in the same thing was true true as a rookie and never having been a government. This last year I think he was willing to take advice. and I think proved that that We were willing after around a lot of leeway when you think about the last two governors in Illinois. These are both very wealthy men who are able to put their their own money into their campaigns. What do you think about the future of Illinois and the way money may play into? WHO's able to run for office? You know ideally really And the governor did provide money for the Democrats in the legislature. Ideally though I think to keep the independence of the of the General Assembly the Legislative Branch from the executive branch. It would be better if that wasn't necessary. And you know when we run campaigns both Republicans and Democrats got and And and try to raise money and we raise money from the traditional groups who care about the policies the unions care about the policies especially after governor rounders for years right so they donate dryer. Laura's I care about the policy so they donate And so there's there's enough money there for people to run campaigns and it would be best if it didn't You know come from Just super Wealthy people or even in this matter from a governor himself. You told France spillman at the Times Friday that Mayor Lori lightfoot and other Newbie to politics still has a lot to learn and in the spring legislative session. She didn't get what she wanted from Springfield. I'm a real estate transfer tax a final plan for for Chicago Casino. What do you think Mir lightfoot needs to master in order to be successful? I let me clarify I. I only pointed out that she didn't have the advantage. Just like we were talking about the two governors of having been in government before right and so and especially not springfield which is totally different than than Chicago Coggins City Council and. She's on learning her but she I think she's doing very well In some regards She she came down to Springfield right away from the start and she was a Rockstar It's just that it's tricky and it's tricky part is Chicago's doesn't dominate the entire state of Illinois. There's a lot of suburban urban town state interests. And so if you come in on a special deal for Chicago. That's not the way that's not going to do well What you need to do is make the argument? Sakaba just wants its fair share. And that's what we would be doing in the case specifically of the Casino I know from being there there and having worked on this the language in the agreements between the governor and the city are all worked out and it's fair for the rest of the state because it generates so much money and and it's used. What's it us for us to pay for the capital bills which benefit the entire state? So that's not what's going to be the hang up to hang up at Ben you know always people coming along asking for more gaming related issues. I think once those are put aside or negotiated that issue that can be worked so it sounds like you think that Miami fl agenda can CBS chief. I'm optimistic because again. State the state. The whole state needs the money would come from that that the casino and it's fair to the city because the study is going to make money as well. I want to pick your brain about the multiple ongoing federal investigations into Illinois politicians and their associates. What was your reaction when you heard the story? WBZ see broke about political lobbyists. Michael McLean and his two thousand. Twelve email. That refers casualty. I think it's fair to say to quote Jones's ghost ghost workers and quote the rate en champagne while it was very disturbing obviously because those emails referred to things which are crimes rape or goes payroll and and obviously doesn't recall..

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"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

11:28 min | 1 year ago

"four decades" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Nine hundred ninety nine and moved to the Senate in Nineteen ninety-one for the last eleven years. He's been president of the Senate where one of his first acts was shepherding through the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in that role. He helped end the two in your budget. Stalemate under Republican governor. Bruce Rounder and worked to give fellow Democrat. Jay Pritzker a string of wins in his first year from legalized marijuana to a gambling expansion engine to a graduated income tax proposal that goes to voters later this year. I sat down with John Color Tin and talk about his long career in Illinois politics and how he feels to be stepping away away from Springfield after four decades. Well I got elected when I was thirty. And I'm seventy one so it's my whole adult life. It seems you know we've been down there and it's really been fun. I mean there's been so many Really Neat things People I've served with nine hundred and and eighty seven people Past five hundred eighty three bills What was achieved sponsor? And it's just been amazing. I mean everything the thing from When I first started you know getting involved in in Believe it or not the first big bill had had to do with car seats. We had this marriage in seventy nine and we had babies ninety one eighty two eighty three and the first one carried. My wife carried her home from the hospital. there's only one state in the nation that had a car seat bill Soon as we had that baby home we realized we got to put the baby in a carseat so we my wife started loaner program for car. Seats are how found out what about I passed a bill to require people to wear have their kids in car seats and it was a lesson because it was a bill that was very limited just just the parent in just their own Car knowing that that's what you have to do and later later you kind of improve So that led the seatbelt law. Believe it or not there was only fifteen percent of people wearing their seatbelts In the early eighties. Pass that bill. Not Not easy again was a secondary fans just to get started so that's been very rewarding and bunch of More bills after that as well as a lot of interesting people if you had to narrow it down to one or two pieces of legislation. You're most proud of what would they be anything where you literally save people's lives as pretty par for you know you press a button and you know that certain number of People are literally the fatality. RATE'S GONNA fall or even in the I've I've never been a smoker. I kinda hate tobacco. I bet after those people the only people that are really happy that I'm retiring are the tobacco industry because I just I just think that the the lives and the money that it costs so I've been pretty proud of those things as well The you know there's been a lot of things I mean. I worked on death penalty reforms before for we abolished the death. Penalty am worked on the school funding. Formula have pretty recently which allowed for Chicago to get started to get a fair amount of money that they but they that they have? In fact I was around. We stabbed the Chicago school reforms in the first up local school councils back in the late eighties. So it's been fun But it's also time to to move on when you first came to springfield lie. Deciding was a much more bipartisan affair. Air and when you look at the at Springfield today do you think the pendulum has swung too far well. I'd like to distinguish ourselves from what's happened happen at the national level Especially this last year now You know we've had forced bipartisanship because the first twenty eight years was Republican governor and democratic legislatures. Six all but two years one there was one two year period where they control it But then After that we we did have the Begovic cheers and Quinn Years And and so we were One party going around four years. Four some bipartisanship This last year though we really did come about at the end of with a lot of support from the Republicans and we had a budget that was balanced. We had to take some votes on some tough taxes with Republican Republican supporters on so And I my experience having been in the minority in the Senate for ten years was When I got to be Senate Senate President I just said you know what we're not GONNA get outvoted. We're a super majority. Why not work with these guys some ideas from the other party? You'll get a bit of work product art. And so I've I've tried to try to keep that as a principal when you think back to the time when governor rounder was an office of course there was a seven eight hundred thirty six day budget impasse during that period of time. Where would you rank that budget? Impasse when you think about the biggest challenges you face during your time in spring oil. It's it was it was horrible Because what we did people say. You didn't have a budget. Well actually. Unfortunately we did have a budget because we we were funding schools rules. We didn't like stop in force ourselves to get a balanced budget. We overspent for two and a half years some six billion dollars each year which ran Hannah bills. The income tax fell from five percent down to three point seven five. We never made up the difference. We kept on spending so so it was. It was really bad and we tried to you know. The speaker didn't even meet with the guy I did. Try to meet with the governor. On a number of occasions we just he just had such animus towards the unions and Madigan himself and spend all that money demonizing Madigan. It was it was horrible and eventually we did actually get the grand bargain with Christina. Donio my Republican counterpart who both of us got elected the same day. I work with very well. We just said you know what we're going to start doing our Our stuff independent of the speaker and the governor and it led to eventually A balanced budget Over the objections of the governor time time many people say it was your unique set of skills that finally broke the budget stalemate. How did you see your role in that case? Well it wasn't just just me was senator rebellious matter of factually initiated. The idea of working together to pass bills on these bills were the these were bills that that Republicans didn't like and the Democrats didn't like there were things dealing with tort reform or workers comp changes that are party didn't want their taxes of their problems and we just wanted to show. Oh that this is crazy what we do is you know we were underfunded higher. Ed People were leaving our state to go to other schools. I mean it was. We weren't paying social service providers. I mean it was just horrible and we didn't need to do that. It was unnecessary so that was a big deal to get people to come together at the end. I think it was so tough to do but in once it happened then when we had governor Spitzer commend. That's how that's what led to this. Bipartisan phenomenal year. We had last year of of of those major pieces of legislation. Where do you think Illinois will continue to fill the fallout from that budget impasse? Well well if you look at our budget We had to borrow a whole bunch of money to pay our vendors and built into the budget every year is like a mortgage payment jeff to pay for the legacy of those past the past years. That's why the governor's proposed and passed All Forty of the Senate Democrats voted for the constitutional amendment. That's it's on the ballot which will if passed a lead to since we also passed the rates to be included Lead to money and that money would be used directly to pay down Those all those all those bills Former governor Rauner was a political neophyte. We have another political neophyte in office now governor Jay Pritzker. What's your assessment of what he how's he's doing so far and what he still needs to learn? I was surprised when he ran for Governor Primary We had one one of our colleagues Daniel. BISS running I did not get involved in in that primary but I had members. I have dinner every night when we're in session with not not lobbyists but legislators to get to know people socially and everyone would would say you know it's interesting this Guy Pritzker who is really working and he's really league showing up and he's not Come across some billionaire. He's coming across. The Guy Really wants to learn and that was his attitude from the start It didn't hurt hurt tab all that money of course that he used the front his campaigns But he also really really think Impress people in the same thing was true true as a rookie and never having been a government. This last year I think he was willing to take advice. and I think proved that that We were willing after around a lot of leeway when you think about the last two governors in Illinois. These are both very wealthy men who are able to put their their own money into their campaigns. What do you think about the future of Illinois and the way money may play into? WHO's able to run for office? You know ideally really And the governor did provide money for the Democrats in the legislature. Ideally though I think to keep the independence of the of the General Assembly the Legislative Branch from the executive branch. It would be better if that wasn't necessary. And you know when we run campaigns both Republicans and Democrats got and And and try to raise money and we raise money from the traditional groups who care about the policies the unions care about the policies especially after governor rounders for years right so they donate dryer. Laura's I care about the policy so they donate And so there's there's enough money there for people to run campaigns and it would be best if it didn't You know come from Just super Wealthy people or even in this matter from a governor himself. You told France spillman at the Times Friday that Mayor Lori lightfoot and other Newbie to politics still has a lot to learn and in the spring legislative session. She didn't get what she wanted from Springfield. I'm a real estate transfer tax a final plan for for Chicago Casino. What do you think Mir lightfoot needs to master in order to be successful? I let me clarify I. I only pointed out that she didn't have the advantage. Just like we were talking about the two governors of having been in government before right and so and especially not springfield which is totally different than than Chicago Coggins City Council and. She's on learning her but she I think she's doing very well In some regards She she came down to Springfield right away from the start and she was a Rockstar It's just that it's tricky and it's tricky part is Chicago's doesn't dominate the entire state of Illinois. There's a lot of suburban urban town state interests. And so if you come in on a special deal for Chicago. That's not the way that's not going to do well What you need to do is make the argument? Sakaba just wants its fair share. And that's what we would be doing in the case specifically of the Casino I know from being there there and having worked on this the language in the agreements between the governor and the city are all worked out and it's fair for the rest of the state because it generates so much money and and it's used. What's it us for us to pay for the capital bills which benefit the entire state?.

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News 96.5 WDBO

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"To four decades behind bars if convicted of federal fraud and money laundering charges accused of paying half a million dollars in bribes and fees to get their two daughters into USC yeah and they're worried about it she is really I mean for we're talking forty years potentially behind bars also you could have an Instagram moment of your child going to USC all of which you never listen to your child because one of them wanted no part of any of that and now you've turn their life upside down a legal source close to the full house star telling people magazine Laughlin is panicking behind closed doors obsessing over every detail of the case she's not doing anything she just reading the files again and again this is a full time concern of hers that source telling people the fifty five year old who has been in constant communication with her legal team as keeping track of the other defendants and their deals she wants to know who is getting what punishment and how their cases differ from hers yeah they might do some real time they might do some serious serious real time for their common heart they're coming hard now here's the funny thing doesn't change anything nope are people still doing everything they can to give their child an edge and get them in a college matter what it is absolutely that's still going to continue to happen no matter what it is because human beings will be involved individuals will think can happen to me and I need the money so opportunities will fall apart and they're willing to take a rest three two three five three twenty four twenty three hatchet Vincent show is your Twitter you can tweet at us we got a Twitter pull up today new survey out says that you know my the presidential candidates in the present himself may be too old what do you think they say the average the the ideal age of what they'd like to see somebody is present is forty eight what do you think trump Biden Sanders and even yes I'll say Elizabeth Warren has nothing she seventy do you think they're too old to be president twenty percent is you say yes twenty four percent say no fifty seven percent of you says depends on the health your mind good are you in good health right because I'll say one thing I look at Biden at a time he looks exhausted Bernie still going pretty well same thing with those worn and you look at trump you may hate trop you may love drop whatever it is but he's a go go go go go go dude that is you know at his age he seems like he's just crank it out so I guess it depends three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at seventeen show is your Twitter I work with an amazing organization they're incredible called wounded pop project you don't know who they are going to win a pop project dot org find out the incredible things they're doing with shelter dogs training them become service dogs to get them to our veterans released twenty veterans today on average of committing suicide and what they are doing is saving upon to save a life it changes not only the person's life is receiving the dog who's going through tough times and now has somebody then something is with them but it is also transforming that dog and it is so amazing what they're doing I want you to check it out but it is not cheap but it is not easy right I was in miracles don't come cheap and they need your help car truck RV whatever you have donated amazing tax deductible get they also take cash but just going on the website seeing what they're doing and how.

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"four decades" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on KTOK

"As nearly four decades of partnership with private donors on the end. I'm Brian Gan. Gated Oklahoma City today will be slightly warmer than yesterday in the mid to upper sixties, we'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies once out of the north at ten miles per hour and a small chance for rain shower this afternoon tonight, dropping down to the low fifties clearing skies. Areas of fog will be possible then tomorrow, much former in the middle seventies alight north wind and mostly sunny skies heading in our Friday temperatures soaring to the upper seventies from the phone stormcenter. I'm meteorologist, Emily Sutton. Newsradio one thousand KT okay studios or service of universal men's clinic for medical solutions for low T. Learn more at universalmensclinic dot com. I'm Nick Soboleski, a selectquote agent with a true story that could save you hundreds of dollars a year. A woman named Linda just called. Her husband Ray has a three hundred thousand dollars group life insurance policy, but is changing jobs and can't take it with him. Well, I shopped the many highly rated term life insurance companies we represent and found Ray who is forty one and takes medication to control his cholesterol, a ten year five hundred thousand dollar policy for under twenty seven dollars a month. That's almost twice the coverage for less than half of what he had paid. If selectquote hasn't shopped for your life insurance, you're probably paying too much for your free quote, call eight hundred two to six eighteen eighteen that's eight hundred two two six eight hundred eighteen eight hundred two to six eighteen eighteen or go to selectquote dot com. Since one thousand nine hundred eighty five we shop you save. Get full details on the example policy at selectquote dot com slash commercials or price could vary depending on your health, issuing company, and other factors. Not available in all. Have you ever wanted to speak another language whether you want to speak Spanish, French or.

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"four decades" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Was that individual four decades ago. I started a company with five thousand dollars of my own savings achieved real financial success live decided to write a book for people who also want to pursue that dream. And I share my story along with how you can do it to the title of the. Book is how badly do you want it? And if the answer is badly this book will help you to achieve financial success, but you aspire to reach for their testimonials from Steve Forbes. Suzanne Somers, Danny Wegmann, and Joe Piscopo, and I encourage you to download how badly do you want it written by yours? Truly Gary Goldberg it is available on Amazon. And if you are interested in learning how to raise capital had to convince people to invest in you and how to attract clients and keep them for four decades. You wanna pick up how badly do you want it and all profits from the book will be donated to the Saint Jude's Children's Research center. It's routine to get a second opinion on health issues. It's also common to get a second opinion when getting worked on around the house or to get multiple quotes went shopping for a new car. How that getting a second opinion on something that needs to last a lifetime your retirement plan right now? Gary Goldberg financial services is offering a free comprehensive. Second opinion, financial and retirement readiness review. You. Call them today to schedule yours at eight hundred three seven seven five seven five seven that's eight hundred three seven seven five seven five seven. If you're not absolutely sure that your retirement plan is fully optimized do the right thing and get a second opinion. It's free it's comprehensive and it'll take about an hour mistakes in your financial portfolio. Could secretly be costing you tens or even hundreds of thousands unnecessarily, so call the offices of Gary Goldberg financial services now for your free comprehensive review at eight hundred three seven seven five seven.

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"four decades" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"That's three or four decades in the making what level of responsibility, would you place on the US dirty wars in central Latin America, the policy of regime change, the support for multinational corporations extracting natural wealth from throughout the southern hemisphere. I mean, what to what degree should we be talking about this history to understand what we're seeing right now. While that saying that he had because we were there on every level. That's true. But if you look tomorrow is a microcosm. You could look at any particular then especially the overthrow Bucko bobbins in nineteen fifty four. But then when you look at the broad policies, which just create displacement and dispossession whether it's the support for the security forces which presided over genocide in the early nineteen eighties or whether it support for. Free trade policies in the nineteen nineties, which flooded these countries Guatemala with cheap corn web where the peasants can't can't survive, and they have no choice, but to leave they land and move on or whether it support for the drug war. So on every level, you could look at the low back of failed US policy, which creates the dispossession, I'm the dislocation, and then the limits of US political discourse where the only responses development aid. So the responsibility for the immigration crisis, such as it is which is in a crisis on the board of the way Trump describes it. But it's more of a hemispheric catastrophe is squarely on Washington, finally, Greg. I'm really looking forward to your new book coming out in March. The title is the end of the myth from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America. Give us a preview of the book. Well, it's the way that the US moved away from a the central myth of. American exceptionalism, the myth of the frontier with the frontier standing as a as a symbol of openness of a political equality of moving out into the world the way the border and the border wall has supplanted that myth, right? So the pioneer is no longer the icon of Americans the ice raider and the border patrol, and it's a long of the log cabin but the children's detention center, which become the symbols of American power in the world. How we moved from the frontier to the border wall as the symbol of American identity. Greg granted, thank you very much for joining us. Thanks for having me. Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University. His book the end of the myth from the frontier to the border wall. In the mind of America will be coming out in March..

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"four decades" Discussed on Remso Republic

Remso Republic

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on Remso Republic

"Or nor it, but now even the pointy heads and professional gas bags were declaring that more of us were falling into it. As the middle class was no longer a major a majority for the first time in over four decades. Even as big cities grew shiny, happy and gentrified urban poverty was ripping into the suburbs. Like a rock thrown into a pond. Charlie's method has always been controlled madness. A method which pays dividends, but the guns. Oh whirlwinds. He creates sucking everyone into his ex has always been ungeared by moral seriousness. I'm gonna go ahead and just skip a little bit of this. A gesture member like everything else. I talk about I will be including this in the show notes. So don't worry skip a paragraph here where is it? Okay. Right after Trump's election. He swept the family photos office desk into a box and quit his well-paying gig. He cut a pilot for an but the proposed docu series didn't get picked up. He drops occasional columns for a local site deadline. Troy, though, he left me wondering if he'd fallen so the whole himself several weeks ago, we were on the phone having vinegar session of journalists favorite subjects when he broke the news. You could always come work with me. Why are you working? I asked unclear his current arrangements at the Coney he said for about a year. Now, you're kidding. I said is is it a stunt. Nope. That's what my wife asked Charlie said, you never told me I replied somewhat hurt you never asked. He said besides a man's got pride. And indeed he does. He's too proud to wear the paper hat while working at the Coney, nor will he work through dister. I'm. I'm not a greater he says. But otherwise, he's all in as a handyman and trouble shooter for grace Caros third-generation owner who regards Charlie as not just an employee, but a friend even more so sense when he was still it's reporter he chased after and took down a thug twice assize who boosted Caros cell phone. Charlie puts several days a week at the Coney. He putters up early in the morning. His Matt black seventy seven Cadillac Fleetwood. Wearing motorcycle boots and ancient karate, coveralls splodge and stained air conditions with the half the effort. I'm sorry. It's just funny. Tells me he inherited them for a firefighter when he was covering the Manhattan firehouse after nine eleven I'm gonna skip a little bit down here. It's spring cleaning at the Coney and charleena clean out the grease behind the friars before the roaches now thought decide to take up the residents, though, the Coney stays open twenty four seven early construction crews in last night's drugs are pretty much the only ones wanting chili dogs the surly. It's a good time to shut the challen- down. And let Charlie dues work. And I'm gonna go ahead and skip a little bit of this paragraph. Go onto the next one to keep the story moving the salary is paltry and Charlie mainly took the gig for the healthcare. The Coney offers his hardship has gentlemen's hardship his craftsman house out and pleasant ridge by zoo is paid off his wife is studying for PHD counseling, his daughter goes to a parochial school. But when he walked away from his well compensated TV gig. He lost the family's insurance. It was in for some serious sticker shock. I asked him why he left TV and get a lot of answers over the course of a couple of days for starters, his FOX superiors pressuring him to lay off Trump and certain local politicians now that everyone celebrating the new Detroit, which as Charlie repeatedly says, it's bullshit, sure..

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"four decades" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

"We recently saw a story that has gone a lot of attention the case of some Toya Browner, and she was gone Kevin see by the governor who's outgoing. And this was a story of a young girl who was picked up by man as basically a sex slave. And you know, she fought for her life and says in her defense she killed the man. And now this became the big story and people said she has to spend the rest of life in prison as a child and after she was granted clemency. The question then became is the something that America needs to do for everybody. Do you think America's moving in the right direction, slowly, but surely removing that direction we saw in congress passing ledge? The first at bag just a few weeks ago. It's not going to invest incarceration, but it reduces the use of mandatory sentencing for drug crimes it'll have some modest affect on reducing the number of people in prison overall. So it's a beginning its first step as it's called. We need a second third and fourth step if I really want to have an impact but after four decades of rising prison populations where beginning to see some reduction a little more rational development policy now. And then what do you think the US does for those people who are let out and then repeats a crime? Well, we have to look at what we're doing to help people refrain from getting involved in crime the movement for reentry people coming home from prison, liberals and conservatives alike have braced this idea that people coming out of prison should have the skills you have the resources to support they need to. They don't have to go back in prison resources. We're putting into it. It's just a fraction of what's needed. You have to remember when people go to prison, the age of thirty far too many cases, it's been very dysfunctional lifestyle. They've had family community problems in the like that doesn't change overnight. So we have to be much more serious about reducing time. People spend prison and focusing on that reentry back to the community. Book is amazing. Thank you so much for being on. Much visible.

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"four decades" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"four decades" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"That's when there's a culture. That's when you're going to look at the head coach for for guidance to say, yeah. To be able to say, okay, we need to do something. I need to change some things here because things have gotten out of hand. But again the league is about two things winning and losing and they win. So it's kind of like a Mirage they're winning. And they're always in the Han. But the heaven one four decades. So now you start to say to yourself something's not something's not right here and something has to change if you're serious about winning championships. And that's what Pittsburgh was always about winning championships. Not just winning nine or ten games. And in this case this year, they won nine games that didn't even make the playoffs. If they could get close to equal value close. You're not gonna get equal value. But if you can get close to that or good value for an Tonio Brown. I would look at trade me 'cause with Smith Schuster now and James Washington, they like him. You know, they've got some talent where I think they could play without him, especially if you got something in return, but if you can't get it then you have to keep him. But you gotta change from what I don't know what kind of team, no lady on bell note. No AB, right. If you get rid of him walkers burgers on the way. On the downside. So if you do that and stripped those offensive pieces, I don't know what team you have you might be handing the Browns the division Browns. Did you just hear what I said you'll like Lamar Jackson. I'm just saying you might be. I don't know who's going to be the coach or I should be improving business improved just to wrap up this conversation. Is this something he can come back from in the locker room? Do you believe if there's that sincere Papa apology that you were talking? I was gonna if there's a sincere apology followed by change of behavior. You know? That's the only way you're going to look a guy can say all he wanna spill his heart out even cry in front of teammates. But the only way you're going to know it's real is if changes his behavior over a certain stretch of time. So yeah, I think he could come back, Alex, of course, because he's that good. Yeah. If you're not that good. You're not tolerating that you wouldn't even be around. If he's that good and is willing to apologize moon Enfold? Foley. Next up the Cowboys open up the playoffs by hosting the Seahawks Saturday night on FOX now Dallas has won seven of their less eight but they're getting no love from USA today. They ranked all twelve playoff teams in Dallas came in last place..

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