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"It is free parking, and I believe it is today. Opens at 10 and then tomorrow, the same. It goes till six. So if a backup generator something you've been eyeballing, it's a great opportunity to stop by. Save a little money on one or just might. One person's gonna get just lucky enough to win one. Stop by the booth at Fox Valley Electric Talkto owner Mr Randy Cole and let him know you're interested in a backup generator for your home castle cabin Or maybe your farm a well pump. Some of our farmers, and certainly some of our ranchers way out there would like a backup generator always need one. You know, we were talking about the highly regarded protein strength of the desert Durham that we grow here in Arizona and those development of those different postures and Italy loves it. But I hear that a local brewer, Arizona distilling company produces Arizona's first ever grain. Two bottle whisky using the desert Durham. Correct. Yes, they approached us and asked us about a source of Durham that they could use to make make their signature whiskey. And it's always been a hit when we've when we've offered it to some of our durum wheat customers, and I believe there's one other one other company in the distilling business, adventurous stills, I think, which is also here in the valley that also uses Desert Durham to make a list and good whiskey. I have sampled it. I can't claim that I'm gonna You know an aficionado of whisky, but but it's but it's always been a hit by people who know Oh, wow. Cool. So on that topic, our listeners I know, One of the questions that keeps popping up in their head is how can I make sure that I'm getting Arizona Desert Durham if it's this high quality and are Italian Pasta makers are producing it. Probably one of the easiest ways to do it. Of course, there are some local companies, and I'll try to at least mention one of them. If you're looking for an Italian pasta, most of the major's supermarket chains here in the Valley sell brand called the check. Oh, yes, and they were the original company, along with Maria, which is the world's largest pasta company. It came to the desert to buy desert Durham. And so if you're buying and check all pasta, you can be assured you're getting desert Durham. I will comment that There are very few brands of pasta made exclusively from desert Durham be simply because that the strength of that week that I talked about and is Makes for such a strong pasta. There's a company Italy called Pasta Coco and I know that sounds a little weird. It's doesn't have chocolate in it. It's just that's their name, and they do make it with 100%. It's a boutique pasta. It is so firm it says Cook 15 minutes or it says, you know, for, you know, for certain shapes, or for a spaghetti, For instance, it'll say, Cook eight minutes I would challenge anybody. Here to eat that pasta after eight minutes and think that it wasn't way to al dente, And that's really the strength. You can adjust by cooking times. If you'd like Hayden Flour Mill here in Queen Creek, and you may have talked to them on this show. I'm not sure But they are a local flour mill. They do a lot of different products, but they do also produce a desert durum semolina fun, and they also do some of the ancient grains by the way, right, So they mil of lot of products, you know, and so they have a wide range of products, but but specifically, they would be a source. If you bought a semolina made from them or a pasta made with their flower with their similarly you would getting desert term so My chances then if I'm buying some of the pasta and the grocery stores It's fairly decent that I might be getting the desert for. For instance, Barilla, which I mentioned the world's largest pasta maker, they now have a plant in Ames, Iowa. They buy wheat from Arizona and millet and make pasta. That Ames, Iowa. We like to say, you know, Desert Durham again, as I mentioned is difficult to make a pasta product exclusively from desert during because it's so strong, But what you find is that the high quality brands they use it as a percentage of their semolina. And it's kind of like the old German chemical company that had an ad somewhere went along The lines of We don't make the products we make the products you use better. That's desert terms roll. We make all the rest of the world's durum wheat better by using a portion of ours. We improve their quality in the process. So we've been talking a lot about desert during. That was the focus. But what are some of the other grains and what of the commodity markets like right now? Well, the commodity markets are kind of on a bull run here and you could go back to last January. I actually got to go to the White House and be present for the signing of Phase one China trade deal. It is. You may recall that tree deal. Um Part of the part of the feature is the Chinese agreed to by approximately $30 billion of U. S. Agriculture, agriculture products every year for at least the first two years, and we're seeing that now they have bought a record amount of U. S corn almost 20 million metric tons, whereas a year before they bought less than one. Soybeans. They're going to buy in excess of 30 million tons this year. The year before was a fraction of that. So we're seeing that demand for for corn and for soybeans, and you spoke about it earlier. You know about the The increase in acres for next year, and that's really kind of being driven by China. There's always weather and there's always factors, but the commodity markets are strong Cotton's hit a record price and probably the last seven or eight years. That's very good for the for the Arizona for so long as it stays at that price if you either make a marketing decision, or we wanted to stay there, But again, we're riding a pretty big wave. And it's always interesting is what creates that wave. Is it? Is it an econ? Is it economic recovery from Cove? It is its stimulus money that's coming into the market is it's supply and demand impacts.
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"You can visit us on our website at Fox Valley. E l e c dot com How big an area do you all, sir? Generators we serve, you know, really? As far as our past Chino Valley and pace in, that's for sure. The entire valley Yeah, okay. Very good. Hey, Randy, the other thing I want to talk to you about you set me up. We talk here on the show a lot about the career opportunities in the construction scientists. That article you sent me. This week about the what the projected shortfall of electrician's is going to be in this country was astounding. It really is, And that's part of their their predicted instability of the grid. Going forward over the next 30 years is there's going to be a massive shortage of linemen, maintenance, electrician's and all that. So that that causes a problem going forward, and I think we're going to see it manifest itself in the peak times. In almost every part of the country. Wow, it was a study dark by 2050 and the fact that we could be a half million electrician's short just in this country is that I called to be trained for apprentices or Uh, sure Pressure. We need to turn that around Dallas. We're not going to be experiencing rolling blackouts worse than we currently have. You know, there's already blackouts that happened and, you know, we're not gonna experience rolling blackouts that we need to get more electrician's trains and Randy you curry hiring and training at Fox Valley, aren't you? We are, Yes, absolutely People electrician's. They would like a career opportunity or apprentice that might like to come in and get trained. How would they get in touch with you? Same way 6 to 35877370. If you're an experienced elect residential electrician's Where's hiring for service text technicians in the math department. Fantastic, Mr. Randy Cole of Fox about electric. Thanks. A million. For those of you Contemplating the idea of backup generators. Fox Valley would be a place you'd wanna call. Thanks, Randy. Thank you, my man. Yeah. Half million electrician's short. In this generation. There was a picture on Facebook this morning event lineman in Louisiana. He said that it was from a family member just saying you're comfortable in your home and this guy's hanging on this iced over pole. Can't make a wrong move. Can't even hardly use his hands. You know, be thankful for your linemen. So it is a service job, one that's appreciated and needed. There. They turn into first responders under this kind of situation. Don't think I know a couple of career electrician's That is, I mean, it's it's good work. It's tough work. I'm making a pretty darn good living Well, if there's gonna be a half million short Think what that's gonna do The exactly the payscale Holy cow man. Oh, man, the construction scientists an excellent place to consider a great Career. Uh, for any of you thinking maybe you've been displaced by the covert mess. Well, I'll tell you what the construction services business has been jammin jammin.
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"Support for NPR comes from focus features and MSNBC films. Presenting the way I see it, and inside Look at president of the President Obama and Reagan through the eyes of White House photographer Pete Souza tomorrow at 10 P.m. eastern on MSNBC. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. And I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington Corona virus cases are spiking again in the US, especially in the upper Midwest. Wisconsin reported more than 3000 new infections and more than two dozen deaths Yesterday alone. The state's hospitals are overwhelmed with more than 1000 code 19 patients. So Wisconsin has opened up hop up hospital at the state's fairgrounds outside Milwaukee. At the same time, there are court battles over the governor's emergency rules to contain the virus. We're joined now by Wisconsin's lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes. He is a Democrat and joins us from Madison. Welcome back to all things considered. Thanks so much happy to be here again. All things considered. Well, I'm sorry. It's for bad news. The number of new daily cases in Watts in Wisconsin has roughly doubled in the last month. Do you know what's driving this spike? One only has a double last month. In the last six weeks, we've had more new cases that we've had the first eight months of this year, and there are a number of factors that I believed to be driving it. One is the change in temperature. We had a very generous summer. I'll say with the weather here in Wisconsin, which doesn't always happen. And now that the temperatures are starting to drop, you know people who were counted eight. Now side enjoying themselves outdoors are now doing that inside. You have football Season two, and you look in areas like Northeast Wisconsin in the Fox Valley in Green Bay Area, especially Ah, Packers fans. They're still Packers fans. Football fans are still football fans, but they're not going to the games, but people are still congregating. Enjoying themselves and spaces that aren't particularly safe. So part of fighting the spread is knowing where it's spreading. Do you have enough tests to do that to get a sense of it? Right now, It's not necessarily a testing capacity. We are concerned about making sure that our hospital system isn't overrun. We have been pretty solid with the availability of tests. But now we're opening often take care facilities, you know, just outside Milwaukee, just in case the area just north of Milwaukee becomes overwhelmed in the hospital's overrun to be able to segregate and treat Thie Cove. It patients severally from the rest of people in the hospital. And in addition to the hospitals being overrun, it sounds like the contact tracing system is overwhelmed. We spoke with an infectious disease expert from Green Bay a few days ago, who said the state is just calling people who've tested positive and saying, Please reach out to all of your contacts yourself. Is it your sense that Wisconsin's contact tracing system doesn't have the capacity to meet the need right now? Oh, I think we should be working to hire more contact traces, which we are and like this is one of the thing where there is going to be Ah, continually. When things slow down during the summer months or relatively slow down the knee wasn't as great but now a cz. We see the increase in cases it is It is more important for us to reach out to hire more, but that effort is certainly underway. To bring more contact tracers. Now you're saying the hospitals are already overwhelmed and in Wisconsin right now, the positive test rate is soaring. It's a 20%. Are you prepared for what's coming next? Well, we should all be prepared for what's coming next. We're going into cold and flu season and Soto have that on top of Ah, height and ah, spiking Coben 19 outbreaks eyes something that should be concerning toe everybody on as their asses opportunities to go outside, become fewer and fewer because it will become unbearably cold within the next month or so, yes, But I just mean you're hospitals are full, your opening pop up hospitals to deal with the current demand, And there is every reason to believe that a few weeks from now the demand will be even The higher than it is What that hospitals are on the brink. We haven't had Teo anybody into that alternate facility. However, that is wise in place, too, so that we can be prepared in the event that that does happen. In our last minute. I want to ask you about the politics of this. Last week, your administration tried to limit the number of people who congratulate doors at bars and restaurants to slow the spread of the virus, and the county judge has now blocked that order and with Republicans in Wisconsin I've tried to end the governor's mask mandate are the administration's tan hands tied here. They are making it increasingly difficult for the administration, and fortunately it feels like Republicans in the Legislature will rather fight us in the fight the virus that is the most disappointing part about this. We've crossed the threshold ofthe 1500 deaths in our state. And our numbers are through the roof, especially compared to states with much higher populations. It seemed to be a cause for alarm when the state of Ohio surpassed 2000 infections and one day and we have averaged over 2700 over the per day over the last week. All right. Wisconsin's lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, a Democrat. Thank you for speaking with us today. Thank you. President Trump and Joe Biden are competing tonight for eyeballs. The candidates were supposed to have a debate. Instead, they're speaking at two different town hall forums on two different TV networks at the same time. President Trump There's pressure to persuade some voters to his side. That's underscored by a new NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll out today, showing Biden jumping to a double digit lead nationally. NPR's senior political editor, Domenico Montanaro joins us now. Hey, Domenico Hales. All right, So we have been seeing the president slide in other polls since the first debate since his illness. What did our poll find here is very similar to other national polls. Biden is now up 54 to 43. That's the highest Biden has gotten in our poll since it began tracking the race in February. Trump notably has gotten has not gotten above 44% in any of those poles. And the president is running out of time, frankly, to turn things around. The thing that stands out in this poll is Biden now is actually narrowly winning white voters by a 51 to 47% margin Trump one white voters by 20 points in 2016. If Biden were to get that high, it would be the highest recorded for any Democrat, even since Jimmy Carter And that could indicate a very big blue wave building up and down the ballot. That's you know, big, of course, because Trump is still within striking distance in key swing states and those will decide the electoral college. We don't know how things are going to go over the next couple of weeks, but white voters are somethingto. Watch for Why Biden. Khun do well in those places, but Baba, But can we just remember for a moment? What happened in 2016? I mean, Hillary Clinton was up by what about 10 points at this point in the race? I guess what I'm wondering is how much should we be reading into this lead? Biden has in the polls right now. Sure. Well, you know the phrase out, believe it when I see it. Well, yeah, I see it, but I'll believe it. When it happens, Anything can happen here. And when you talk to Democrats, they're not satisfied with the poles. Many aren't even looking at them. And they want this election not to be close. So they're doing everything they can. To make that happen. You know, Clinton certainly had a significant lead at this point, not quite this wide, but that race tighten significantly in the final couple weeks. You have to remember, so that's something to watch. But they're really a few reason reasons why 2020 is not 2016 1st. There's been far less volatility in the polls. This time around, there are far fewer undecided voters are poll shows. Just 5% of people are persuadable, meaning people undecided or who could say they know they might change their minds? Third parties don't seem to be playing as much of a factor and, frankly, surveys and are reporting are telling us that Biden is just better light than Hillary Clinton overall, huh? Okay. Well, I want to turn to some news today. A staffer for vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris tested positive for the crown of virus. So did a member of the flight crew from the plane She flew on last week. What more do we know about all this? Well, these air to people comma Harris traveled with a week ago tested negative around that trip. They tested positive last night. The campaign says Harris herself has had multiple tests this week, including today. And all were negative out of an abundance of caution. They cancelled her events for the next four days. He was supposed to be North Carolina today where early voting is underway. You know what's really notable is the politics here, how the campaign's trying to put out a lot of information and showing a big difference between how they're handling this and how the Trump campaign is handling it. And believe me, that is for political reasons in doing that. Okay..
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"It's Apple picking time again. Kim Keiper of the Kipper Family Farm reminded us the other day that we can still have a fun day in the orchards and stay healthy. Now, this is going to be fun because we were talking earlier in the week about the season very soon for going, Tio. The orchards, picking apples getting pumpkins and we were wondering how the pandemic was going to affect all this. Well, apparently at least the Kuipers air opening this weekend. Ah, where he didn't Kim opened their 71 acre pumpkin patch to the public back in 98, they added 160 acres of Apple Orchard and now 230 acres, The Kippers family farm and you guys are open for business. How you doing? Yeah, That's great Way opened last weekend, Bob, and it's nice to talk to you again. Great to talk to you first. Ah, let's get people acclimated. Ah, where? Where you located? We are in the sprawling pound of Maple Park, Illinois, is west of the Fox Valley area, just about a little over an hour ride from Chicago and the suburbs so conveniently just just west of Chicago land. And so out of your place. Apples, pumpkins. What else? Well, this weekend we're going into a second weekend of our sunflower festivals. So that's ah, new thing for us this year, So hopes have been coming out in droves to take pictures and our five acres of some flowers. We've got all different varieties so you can come out and pick healthy, Zagat wrote a lot set up. Um, this weekend. We're going to have bands and food and it is slated to go through Labor Day weekend, but man with these hot temperatures, we're not. We're not 100% sure that the sunflowers they're going to be a black outline. So were were stressing that people should should probably try and come this weekend because the flowers are in full bloom and just beautiful When I go to places like yours when I like to do is just find stuff to eat. Besides apples. What do you got up there? Uh, this weekend. We're going to turkey legs. We're going to have girl turkey legs that are really delicious where we're given those to try and all sorts of our usual favourites old park that type of stuff that we have out on the farm care. Yeah. You know what, especially in hot weather? There's nothing like a walking around with a giant turkey leg Reminds me a taste of Chicago. Exactly. Exactly. Yeah, we're working really hard. All the farms around Chicagoland are working really hard to be able to offer. You know, we're in a very unique position to be able to offer something that feels very normal. You're your usual fall fun and really safe option for entertainment in the fall because, you know we're 230 Acres the opportunity to social distance out at our farm and all the other farms that people know of in the area is is, you know, it's unlimited where you know we're doing everything. According to the guidelines, But we're you know, we're limiting people in areas and ah lot of us might be doing reservations is season picks up online Ticketing is always stress, So it's really it's a good opportunity to come out and You and outdoor activity on and feel safe about it. We have a lot of people that have been questioning, you know, calling emailing posting messaging. What are we doing? And can I feel safe coming out, and we really want to strap that all these farms are working really hard to make sure that We give people the safest opportunity to come out and do something that feels really fun and normal and wholesome, Soas faras, you know, and I know you're in touch with the other folks who do what you do are around the Midwest here. It's business as usual. Well in 2020. So I wouldn't exactly say that it's been a challenge, but, yeah, I mean, we're really trying to. We're probably in the best. Position of any business I can think of to be open safely. So we're really capitalizing on that. We've had to make adjustments along the way, something might not be offered. That normally would be just because you know, we can't hurt the recommendations. Air not to do it. But for the most part, everything full go here at our farm and all the farms in the area and we're really looking forward to be able to welcome people out and to do something that feels good and nice and normal. People want to get more information on this. They want to find out about ours. Admission. What's the best way? Kim Our website is you pick fun dot com is the best way to get information We also have Ah, umm umm Facebook page that we post up to date information on all the time. So either one of those artifacts or just call us Will you empty your questions? All right, And that's a 15827 52 100, right? A pit 815827 52 100 Give Give that Web address again, Kim If you pick fun dot com And it's going to be fun times as usual, and we're glad to hear it Kuipers family farm and it's good talking to you. Ah, best to the family, and hopefully we'll get through this pandemic. But in the meantime, it's great that Ah, you folks out there in Mabel Park and and other farms in the area are Doing what they can for. Ah, healthy fun experience as we move into the fall. Thanks, Bob. We're really happy to do it. Look forward, everyone coming out and thanks for having me on again. I really appreciate it. Talk to you soon hope to see in person soon. Yeah, definitely bachelor parties. I was at the bra stripper that stupid They should bring out a guest speaker will be home. That's a big one. I get, Don't you think I'm wondering the same.
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"Is a brand new service I want to talk about fox valley air but before we do ready tell us a little bit about you fox valley electric what's the story there well we've been in business since two thousand seven my wife and I moved here from Illinois in two thousand six and after we've been here for a year we decided to open this business we started out basically in our home yeah sure I mean you you you got here in the heyday baby things are rocking and rolling right we got here just in time for the recession really do it yes you can what is the name fox valley come from away from Elgin Illinois so the fox river runs through their nest the fox valley of different down from Wisconsin to Illinois okay so you land in Phoenix in oh six correct and kind of survey the area for a year and decide let's let's dive in and open electric service but what is at when you open worry I'll focus on residential commercial I know you'll do big stuff but where did you start with industrial side residential side we started commercial that was that's by by in large my larger background well I shouldn't say that we started out in housing years ago but and as we grew we added a lot of good people and we added a service department and that service department focused on residential and commercial so we really got into the home services business as of the last four five years and we became aware of you about a year and a half ago and but I would say about eight months ago we began the screening service on your own you're you're one of our newer members W. you passed with flying colors were certainly happy to have you and the feedback we've been getting since you've been on board has been tremendous thank you for holding up the banner well it seems to be a good fit one of the things that we focused on from the very very beginning is his customer service the what were the things that we do our our common place to there's an there's there's a whole lot of us in the business and we've tried to stand out with customer service the way we treat people core values of honesty and honesty is our big thing we preach it to every member when they join our company that would rather be honest than right who would rather be honest than anything so in it no matter what the answer is the right answer is honest you put quite a crew together I mean the photograph on the website shows a pretty pretty big group of of dedicated people yeah a lot of women with us quite a while that's awesome so you you've got here in the heyday through your doors wide open and then I'll wait here right it's a good time to be small it was all right yeah it's got like what we're going through today but you start small commercial accounts and then you build a backup expanded into residential for five years ago and that's where you all are today that's correct okay well I think what you're coming up with for this commercial side the landlord building owner client situation is is tremendous I mean the these are the kind of innovations that are gonna just pay such huge dividends for ever well we hope to build relationships as we do it because we we tend to be here forever and and you know it's it's the people that matter and and how we all get along together and and how everybody successful and everything we can do to to further that for them as well as ourselves as is that's our goal so how do you go from being a commercial attrition relocating to Phoenix Arizona to being a bio of biologically purifying air company that that's a funny question but the net with a funny answer my wife and I we own a small coffee shop out in Tolleson called bad **** coffee and when all of this came together as far as this corona virus and the covert nineteen we along with every other American was very concerned you know what what does it mean so how does it work how dangerous is it what do you do to clean it cure it kill it you know same questions a lot of us still have Sir so we did a lot of research and and we Ford told about this company called bio labs that's located in Georgia and this company makes products obviously all kinds of different products but the one we're familiar with this bio side we contacted them and we talked quote quite extensively and so we we brought that chemical in if there is a new product no it's been around yeah it's been around it's it's been around in use previously of and still it gets used all the time the product will treat all kinds of things let's that's germ driven like moles and all that stuff you know so a common problems that aren't even infectious disease related it'll treat so but it but it is known and proven to treat coronavirus and that's one of the things that caught our attention and then once we found that out then we realized it treats a lot of a most viruses actually and you're researching this product as the owner of a coffee shop or as lectures should look into expanded services or is kind of whatever fits well it really wasn't a yeah it didn't it didn't start out as an expanding our services so much it was it was how can how can we disinfect our coffee shop okay maybe our fox valley offices our homes even because we're dealing with this code nineteen the nobody can see as well yeah absolutely.
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"A postal facility in the fox valley in Milwaukee Election Commission executive director Neil Albrecht says they're needing further guidance from the state saying many ballots used postage meters as opposed to postmark salads received today clearly he mailed prior to or yesterday but are lacking a postmark do we have the ability to call those balances Supreme Court ruled out ballots must be postmarked by April seventh to be counted but there were problems with the absentee ballots getting returned in the village of fox point village manager Scott Barger says they're still not certain how that happened so we just had an issue where we would mail them out once the requested and some would come back and we couldn't really figure out why and so we send them back out and and we keep taking him back and ultimately I think the vast majority of them made them to where they need he says they're working with the postmaster to get the issues resolved Wisconsin's presidential primaries in the books although the winners and losers won't be announced until next week with politics dot com's Jeff Mayers tells Wisconsin's morning news the confusion at the polls increases a push for all paper ballot elections in the future and balance are you know are done in multiple states but to do a nationwide or doing a system that's not prepared for I think you're seeing some of the problems here one people we ask for absentees and you know some ten thousand people didn't seem to get the Mach Election Commission says just over eighteen thousand people voted in person on Tuesday Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has officially dropped out of the twenty twenty democratic presidential race Sanders in a video message to supporters today says it will be feasible for him to continue especially a misty Copeland nineteen pandemic I tend not in good conscience continue about the campaign they cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult our former vice president Joe Biden is now the presumptive democratic nominee for president coming up Milwaukee police are asking for your help WTMJ news time for three news sponsored by citing unlimited inciting a whole lot more online at citing unlimited dot com.
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"You're going to have water for us. We have water we have all that. And for women. They might have extra drinks. So, you know, but yes, no. We really it's just yourself and the desire to wanna work and learn and we do the rest, so it's awesome. Thank you. Thank you. It's Kim ever from habitat women's Bill again, what are the dates so ours is going to be Tuesday, March fifth for Saturday March ninth. Okay. And and he's got to to what we're the. We're the dishes. I have to homesites. So well. Urban. Yeah. L Elgin, carpenters Ville, and we have some days where we have three job sites. So the third one is south, Jen. Okay. So yes. So if you want to head out that way, Gino if Chicago's doing anything like that. Or is it only Chicago does their women build in the fall. So again separate from everybody else. It's it's you know, like, I said there are eight of us in the Chicago land area. So we all try to work together. However, we have some events that just don't work together at the same time. So we have some like I said that'll be doing it leading up to may. So I think there's three or four different affiliates. That'll be doing it in may Chicago will be doing there's in the fall. I don't know the exact date it might be September October. They waver between the two and then northern FOX valley the one that I'm talking about will be in March. Okay. 'cause there's what there's eight in the Chicago, Sara, yes. And they all do their own thing. So if you can't make it out to Elgin, you can you can go and volunteer in gurney or Chicago or. We have do page Aurora. We have will county McHenry county, Chicago, Chicago's, south suburbs. And then northern FOX valley. How many is I think that's trying to count on my fingers, really fast. Yes there. There's eight of us that are all again in the area, we all try to work together. But sometimes calendars just don't work out. So it is our largest fundraiser for northern FOX valley overhead for doing this event is very minimal because we're obviously building a home. That's what we do. So the revenue that we generate just it goes to work immediately in the community. And it helps us get.
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"These GM Jerry talking education joining me in studio, CJ, safer and Libby soda can be Wisconsin. It's to long liberty got about three minutes. Let's kind of look ahead. How is this going to look under the Iverson administration? How can we make these positive changes for students in the state of Wisconsin? Yeah. Right before the break, we laid out in in our report, we do have some ideas that governor Iverson, and the Republican majority's can agree on, for example course, choice. Wisconsin is this course, choice program where if you're a student at a school, and a school doesn't offer course, that you want, but a neighboring school does you can stay in a rolled in your school and take the course at the different school. Walker actually the Walker administration rolled that program back a little bit. And there's so many restrictions on it that we really recommend to lift those restrictions to permit. This happens. Right. So Notre Dame is a private school in the FOX valley, and they offer Mandarin. Green Bay public schools does not offer Mandarin. Why can't students at Green Bay public schools take Mandarin at Notre Dame? If Notre Dame has empty seats. And there should be something that could permit online courses, and in rural Wisconsin, where they don't have access to at their schools to certain courses, it let me this is a political question. But. In in one sense. I think it gets to the heart of this our elected officials listening to these ideas. Do you think? Well, we really hope that this report serves as a roadmap for policymakers to really look at what our ideas that we can go to that are really reflective of what school leaders and education advocate for sane. And there's a lot of ideas in here that we think on both sides of the aisle that they should be open to for example. We really think that Wisconsin should follow the trend that we're seeing nationwide and putting and transparency measures for school funding states like Georgia and Texas have recently passed measures that say, let's have let's help taxpayers understand where they're going. But what does that look like, exactly sure? So he could look like a database where every school's act expenses published searchable. So you could say what does that mean, I spend their money on or could be a document that says here the fiscal management practices of school district. Here's how much debt they are in questions that we can't answer right now. The big question is how much they have in the rainy day fund. I've heard from a lot of parents have suggested a ton of money in their rainy-day funds. But yet they're crying poverty when one of the. Come to the taxpayers that seems like a little disingenuous CJ safer. Libby sobek? Thanks for sharing. Your your report. With me that's out today on the improving student outcomes in the state of Wisconsin. There's probably other than this weather. No, more important topic that we can talk about because these are the future workers are future family leaders in the state of Wisconsin and education is such a big part of that. I'm married to a teacher. So it's part of my DNA now, and that part of that story education elected officials their leadership and in the policies and funding mechanism that they are. So key going forward to thanks to both of you for sharing that information with me. Thank you, stay warm. All right after the break, we're going to be talking with James, Madison, the editor, right, Wisconsin, all politics, starting national politics. Of course, the shutdown ended sort of and also a little bit on Wisconsin politics as well James Madison will join me after the break.
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"Surviving a brutal Wisconsin winter against easier. For your grip some cold hard cash now through February fifteenth play the nationwide cold hard cash contest on NewsTalk seven thirty w I s n you can play this text to win from seven times every weekday and hourly winners snare one thousand American books. The cold hard cash contest presented by bid on Milwaukee. Online auction March thirteenth fourteenth. Save up to sixty percent off retail at bid on Milwaukee dot com. All programs on news talk eleven thirty WINS broadcaster, the annex wealth management studios, annex wealth, management know, the difference. Thirty. Mark belling. Actually, don't want to minimize the weather because even by the standards of Wisconsin. This is wicked stuff better fetter member. The coldest weather I've ever been in for whatever reason the number minus twenty seven is in my head. And I don't remember if that was as a kid growing up in the FOX Valley, I know there was a really really cold winter. When I was in school in lacrosse, maybe it was in. Late seventies. I I do remember eighty to eighty two I lived in Springfield, Illinois. I mean, that's way in the middle of the state and the temperature. There was well below zero after a blizzard. And that's the same obviously, cold snap that set all of these records Milwaukee. But that one was so bad that it was frigid. Now, that's three hundred three hundred miles south of we are here at Milwaukee. Anyway, four tonight dangerously cold conditions with a low of minus twenty. For Milwaukee is very cold might even be a little bit colder than that as you get into a lying areas. But minus funny is where they're going to pinpoint the low for our area, and this is with fairly strong winds out of the west at ten to twenty miles per hour. So for those of you follow the wind chill number could be down to minus fifty five in the wind show. Ed, I don't focus wind chill a lot. Because I think it's a contrived number. But for those of you who follow it that's about as cold as they get ever in Wisconsin and the air temperature minus forty that's that's the real deal tomorrow dangerously cold and windy conditions, blowing snow with the very strong winds that are out there. The high tomorrow is at minus tan and wins again out of the west attended twenty. It will be almost as cold tomorrow night. Minus eighteen it will be a little bit better during the day on Thursday still called but a high right around zero. There's a chance for snow actually despite the cold weather Thursday night into Friday. That high of Thursday of zero is actually Thursday nights. Lowest the temperatures start to go up on Friday should get to about a high of eighteen on Friday. Down to thirteen degrees on Friday night and then Saturday warmer with a chance for rain should get all the way into the mid thirties by Saturday and by Sunday believe it or not we can get to forty three degrees. Rain is actually in the forecast Saturday night.
"fox valley" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"News talk eleven thirty W. I S N Mark Belling late afternoon show. But he's talking about the weather. We have a major winter storm that is just now beginning here, we have a winter weather winter storm warning in effect for all of southeastern Wisconsin. Except the south eastern counties of Racine and Kenosha. They have a winter weather advisory snow showers this afternoon mixed perhaps if some freezing drizzle there is the potential for roads to start to slick, and as we move toward the evening hours, then tonight heavy snow coming in with a low of twenty six snow continuing tomorrow morning. Before ending with that temperature staying right around twenty six degrees. What are we expecting in terms of accumulation, according to five six spots within the warning area? And again, the warning area would be everywhere. Other than Racine echinacea anywhere between six and ten inches of snowfall by the time. It ends around mid data mile a little bit less than that in the counties that are in the advisory that would be receiving Kenosha. If you're wondering about the rest of the state as you get even farther north in Wisconsin that ten inches could be topped you can get up to twelve inches. Once you're getting up into the FOX valley, but for southeastern Wisconsin most of us, according to the forecasts are going to be getting between six and ten inches of snow by the time. It ends tomorrow morning with the heaviest snow coming in tonight. Thursday, Wendy and a bit cooler with a chance for more snow other not expecting that to be a very big one though the Thursday storm high twenty behind this extremely cold weather. It's going to drop from that high on Thursday at twenty all the way down to seven below Thursday night into Friday morning, and that no warm up at all really on Friday during the day, bitterly cold on Friday with a high of to above. Fortunately, the winds are going to become this weekend. So it's going to limit out. Brutal. It's going to be down to six below Friday night, Saturday, mostly cloudy, still very cold high aid Sunday cloudy with a high of eighteen snow showers coming in.
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"Evening parents night opportunity on Saturday for the kids to come be with us when mom and dad it some respite. So it's a full gamut of everything. Wow. It really does sound very much like a park district catalog that you could peruse in shoes for for your kids are yourselves. Exactly what it is. Wow. Is this a Chicago land area exclusive, the special recreation cessations, or is this something else something that goes beyond their primarily located in the Chicago area this suburban area, but they do go as far south is down to the Carbondale area was trying to develop one, and I think it's officially in place. But you see most of them up in the more than northern part of Illinois. And but they are open to opportunities that could be created throughout the state of Illinois because of the legislation that was put in place and one of the one of the good things that Illinois has done ovulation with disabilities to enact a special recreation legislation that allows a portion of very small portion of the property tax to be able to be implemented for providing operational costs for special recreation association, depending on who joins them and how it structured, but you annoy was by far a leader in getting that concept established because no other state in the country has it. Well, I mean, sometimes I chuckled when you said that because sometimes we really do have to look very hard at good things Illinois has done and continues to do. But I am in agreement with you that that this is a really special opportunity for the residents of our state and those. That are in need of these services or can benefit from the Middle East to have those here within the facts valley as special recreation association. As you are the executive director. Tell me what what exactly you guys do an offer to to the residents isn't limited to just the FOX valley residents or can people from other counties and areas still take part. Well, our association is formed by seven municipal type organization. So we have six park districts, and we have one parks recreation department. So our area covers the FOX valley park district, which is primarily Aurora north Aurora. And then we have oswego land park district. We have the Geneva Saint Charles. Yes, we go Lynn at sugar grove, and then the villages south Elgin is our parks and recreation department, so odd people who live in those communities are.
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"Afternoon show we had Mike Ellison the show quite a bit probably know the. Longtime member of the state Senate from the FOX valley passed away Downst- a couple of years ago he was running for reelection and said look I need, to get out of here time has passed me by I don't belie- ready warp. Here's an interesting character and I would say of in the last one hundred years of members of the. State legislature probably one of the five to ten most memorable characters ever to be in there let's talk about the old. Bike Ellis's we reminisce about his passing as LS would love to point out he goes back with me about. As far as I can go back and bigger reporter back when I was reporting Oshkosh she was in the state assembly that at I don't know why I was interviewing them but I was at a very because he's guys always. Make a dues he got involved in the state legislature at a very young age lasted until a very old age who. Were just a long long long time or Started for, many years in the state assembly and then eventually went up to the. State Senate he was at old school politicians who came in during the old school and lasted into the new school and that was, the part dead He had some issues with Mike. Ellis would virtually every night. The legislature is in session hold court after, session, hours. At the avenue Byron Madison And there'd be a bunch. Of other lawmakers and lobbyists at other capital hangers-on and, it was just one of the places. That people will go sometimes it'd be people at. The end of the park and maybe it would be over. There but the avenue bar that was one of, them That stuff doesn't happen as much. Anymore you can argue about whether or not it's a good thing we're bad thing I think it's partly good and partly bad daddy of cutting all, these deals in hey everybody being such a and being buds with one another I mean you could make the case that actually isn't good but. The point is that Ellis came up in this era, in which these people actually got along. With one another Democrats that Republicans would socialize it They take shots at one another and everybody didn't hate each other Ford And it was one of the reasons why the two. Parties were often able to cut that in the end cut. The deal there isn't much deal cutting anymore. And government at any level nobody wants to compromise with the other side nobody wants to, vote for. A Bill that is as much bad, as it is good either side so in order to get things done you have to have. One, party controlling both houses of the legislature. At a state or not well. LS gave out of a different environment he was an extremely sarcastic guy those of. You who heard him the times. That have them come on the year he was an extremely sarcastic guy he was one of those guys that, if a smart Aleck remark occurred to let me simply couldn't suppress. It What he actually started cutting his teeth and the Republican party I would. Say, he was one of the more conservative. Members but by the end he. Was one of the more liberal members because of the Republican party in Wisconsin has. Over the years moved to the. Right the Democratic Party has moved violently to the left and the Republican party has moved somewhat to the right Prior to the end of lss tenure Project Veritas which is the right wing hit group that. Comes out and does hidden camera. Videos they targeted Planned Parenthood and others they did a hit on Ellis And they approached him. When he was in one of these after hours capital places. And surreptitiously recorded video with them at LS after that that's. That was the last dropper is luck this. Is the way the game is going to be played there were some conservatives wanted else out of the state. Legislature he was facing a likely Republican primary, challenge they want me out and they're willing to go to this level of taping. Me adored all of this stuff. I don't fit any near anymore.
"fox valley" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Of the things that creates the environment we have most of these things are affordable everybody there i think every single person there had a cooler full of alcohol that we saw i mean every everybody that's like one family that didn't have a big cooler full of alcohol in it you can even tell it was just getting more and more out of control that's where i'm i'm glad you made that point that's where i am going with this if you're going to have a big family outing with a bunch of kids the adults shouldn't be getting drunk and i don't think i'm a prude and saying that for heaven's sakes i grew up in the fox valley the only social environments that i ever saw bob adults they were drinking i mean my mother didn't drink my father drank everybody that he knew drank through his drink and going around all over the place in the backyard they're drinking but when you organize it bent like this it's either one that ought to be for the kids one that ought to be for the adults when it turns out to be one where you try to serve both masters and the adults get drunk that's when trouble like this occurs in the incivility that we're talking about occurs go ahead charity there was people skipping lines and i mean it just got out of control that was the last time yeah paul mentions the same things the line skipping the chairs the general route brutus the unwillingness there's there's all these unwritten rules that we have in society that i think ninety percent of the people in society understand how we're supposed to follow you don't skip in line you don't go and take a chair without asking for it you don't try to intrude on the physical space of the other group and what happens at some of these events and you know the pizza places the water parks some of the other things that we can cite those rules get violated especially when the adults.
"fox valley" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The one time and there's no rush you have until five o'clock to be able to do it we're talking about the differences between passover and easter and the timing on the calendar i grew up in a very catholic community very grew up in the fox valley and could i would say that more than half the population is is roman catholic outer about now it's probably still strong but when i was a kid was overwhelmingly catholic community and i go back and think about you know the kids who lived on our block the majority of them were catholic and the people you'd see in church was just about everybody in the there were there were some protestants and hardly any jewish people this is what i'm growing up obviously the entire country has become more of an amalgamation and people move around but i still remember as a child that the statement that we got and i think we got it mostly from our parents was the jews are christ killers that's what they told kits paul does it well that's that's what was said i remember there were a couple of jewish kids in town and you'd hear that's rome and the roman empire was the governance and pontius pilot was a roman governor roman judge or roman ruler is what he was and it was pilot who can sign corey of the crucifixion this shouldn't be much debate the reason i think that there is some confusion over it is at the time bible pilot washed his hands and he washed his hands does it well this is really my fault in other words pilots supposedly knew it was the wrong thing to do but he was going to cave into the mob rome and the roman empire was the governance and pontius pilot was a roman governor roman judge or roman ruler is what he was and it was pilot who consigned jesus to death now the famous biblical story were all of these sayings i mean what are the great cliches of all time ali washed his hands of it that comes straight out of the bible pilot washed his hands and he washed his hands.
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"Last but not least the dubuc fighting saints completed a grueling three and three weekend picking up 5 of a potential six points capped off sunday afternoon in lake it with this overtime winner from queen preston judge ovalles that at present merge weight luke the over time hey do the ex route governor like it is the party that's george koonce are the bucs super hits one of six the saints have now played 24 won both games this year the saints and the youngstown phantom citrus one point back of firstplace team usa team usa we'll be back in you shl action this weekend after both the eu's seventeen ed u eight teams captured five nations tournament championships over the weekend to 17 doing so in finland and the eight teams on home ice in plymouth well that's a rap on the us h l plays of the week for week twenty enjoy we 21 things are really heating up and this is the final week of action before the us hl trade deadline until next time rob sanderson in the fox valley signing off you stay classy you shl fans cup loss and failed named packet loss con sex ship ft pain passive waft nice does your id guys speak a different language workplace technology center can give you inexperienced oncall it staff for.
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"It it have some fun like 1130 wins said marchelli late afternoon show i made a change of mind during the break i do want to discuss a couple of other issues that were dealt with in the state assembly yesterday there's been some question about this kimberly clark bill let's talk about this rebel but the state assembly did pass legislation providing incentives to kimberly clark if they keep open two plants in the fox valley area that they intend to close a couple of conservative organizations have been whining about this saying that we shouldn't be handing out corporate welfare like this said it's a bad precedent well they're not entirely raw thing losing a couple of factories is not transformative it's transformative for the people who work at those factories but that said what happened here was this governor walker obviously went to the bad to get facts god kimberlyclark announced it's going to close a couple of plants the democrats get all over him saying hey you care about fact skandia care about these factory workers in the facts valley so the governor calls their bluff says hey let's do it incentive package for them every time somebody leaves you can't act as though that it is important to development as a new company cobbing particularly when you're talking about companies and industries that are contracting sauvant retail and the manufacture of certain products that are falling out of bold falling out of favour like paper those industries are going to continue to decline were going to be facing this obviously at some point if harley can turn around the slump in motorcycle sales he can't go running around providing incentives to companies that are fading or they feel a need to downsize on the other hand i don't see any real harm and having done it either if you can't the incentives for kimberly klark only happen if they indeed keep the plants open i don't think they're going to do it so i don't think you're out at a muddy also i don't have a problem with being aggressive in trying to do job retention it is a better way of spending public money that a lot of.
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"In the fox valley hello there for a number of years and in really gotten the politics because of some small local issues there is a town fire department that was it's volunteer was being treated poorly by the tom board um i wasn't on the fire department but my neighbor was and so he would complain to me all the time about what was going on and i i said hoyer you know they really should do something to help you guys i mean after all your volunteers and he finally looked at me says you know you're shrimp for tom board and you know with last name like sinek he up in the fox valley were everybody's name anz starts with van something or other i thought they think thing comes from mars or something but i decided to run in one and then you know as you move through the process you find out that you're on the town boarded the county that's the biggest problem that iran for county board and found out that the state was really the we're all the problems lie in now i find out that it's really the feds do you think most people understand what the life of an elected officials about enough i know they're they're direct contact point patrick is that they're going to complain about something right taxes are too high nobody picked up my garbage those kind of things you think most people understand what's involved in being elected official boy i don't think so do you i mean i i don't i don't think people first of all people think that we're we're getting inundated all the time with phone calls and emails from constituents i don't know about you but the interest in happen for that doesn't happen for me people and that's kind of appointing frustration as a as an elected official you want at feedback from your constituents but the often don't get it now as a reporter you're chasing stores yes okay so you're in a feel that used to be dominated by men in a in a pretty big way for a lot of years what.