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The Charlie Kirk Show
Why We're Not a Democracy and You Should Be Glad!
"We are not a democracy and I'm glad we're not a democracy. When people say it over and over again. Now, the media loses their mind when I say this, we should celebrate representative government. We believe in the consent of the governed. But what is the technical difference between a democracy and a republic? It's significant. A democracy is ruled by majority, that if you have 50 plus one votes, then you're able to do whatever you want. A republic does acknowledge, of course, the consent to the governed and majoritarian rule, but it has a pre written eternal document or truths that govern the ambitions or the emotions of the majority. So for example, the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are intertwined. They are harmonic documents. When we have life liberty pursuit of happiness or life liberty and property, these are eternally applicable to human beings, including in the preamble of the constitution. So therefore, we enumerate these in the Bill of Rights, which was originally really drafted by George Mason in the Virginia declaration of rights, where the government has rules. In a democracy, you would never have the government have direct rules in a republic, there are barriers for the government to go after human liberty, human flourishing, and human freedoms, a republic also acknowledges that rights come from God.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Is Ukraine Ready for a 1776 Moment?
"Would agree doctor gorka that there needs to be though a lot of work put in before a country is ready for a 1776 moment, right? For example, roger Williams, the people need to want self government. And they need to prioritize virtue and piety. Do you get the sense that the Ukrainian government and people really have done the work that the American founders did leading into that with studying John Locke and putting that into great thought of George Mason's declaration of rights and forming small governments of the colonies and then eventually having that boiling point over. I only say that because I think that all people eventually can realize the promise of 1776. But I don't think all cultures are countries are ready to immediately teleport to that moment. And I'm afraid that comparison, especially with Ukraine, is not exactly one to one. No, I agree. It isn't one to one because we are the greatest nation on God's green earth and we are the only nation that was founded on the individual liberties bestowed upon us by being made in the image of our creator. There is, I mean, at that point, the analogy breaks down, but I'm not talking at the qualitative political economy or society or the volunteerism in Ukraine. I'm talking about an independent state. An independent state, by the way, that in 1995, the U.S. president, along with the British prime minister, vouched safe the independence of when we said, look, you may be now the third greatest nuclear power in the world with a dissolution of the Soviet Union. But you don't need those nukes Kyiv. Why did you give those nukes back to the Kremlin and we will make sure you are safe. That was America's promise to Ukraine. And if Ukraine had those nuclear weapons today, there never would have been an invasion.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"In there. And from that came scoring chances and goals against. Offensively, I don't think it was one of those nights where I thought that we were, you know, we generated a lot against Pittsburgh, you go back previous games, we generated a lot of chances. I don't think that was the case tonight. I don't think it was an overwhelming amount of offensive chances. Caps have lost four of 6 Benz college basketball Georgetown loses to St. John's 75 73, the registrum hit a three pointer with four seconds left in regulation. George Mason slips to saint Joe's 79 76 despite 17 points 12 rebounds and 7 assists for Josh adoro, Australian open tennis over the weekend Novak Djokovic captures his tenth men settle 22nd overall while arena Sabo leko which her first Grand Slam title Saturday. Dave Preston WTO sports. All right, Dave, 5 46. A body that was found is confirmed to be that of a woman who went missing a month ago. 20 year old kaelin Chavez Dominguez of Rockville was last seen by family and friends on December 30th. Her body was discovered Saturday after police received a call about something suspicious near upper paint branch stream valley park near the inner county connector cause of death has not yet been determined, but police say the case is a homicide investigation. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Israel and the West Bank this week, it comes amid an alarming spike in Israeli–Palestinian violence and sharp responses by both sides, even before the recent violence, there was expected to be a trip this was expected to be a trip fraught with tension over differences between the Biden administration and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new far right government, U.S. officials say the main theme of blinken's conversations with Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will be deescalation
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"White. Think red. 8 15 over today Preston. Capital's crushed Columbus 6 to two that 7 straight road wins are strictly began December 5th in Edmonton Dylan strome. You know, that means again, I think really turned our season around. I think we had, I don't know, 55 shots in that game and we just felt like we held a really good team to limit a chances. And we feel like if we can do that against that team, then we can do it against most teams. And I feel like we've been doing that the last month. Caps are 12 one and two starting with that win over the oilers, TJ oshi scores twice while Alex Ovechkin tells his 809th career goal meant college basketball Maryland loses at Rutgers. 64 50 scarlet nights put the game away with a 17 three run in the second half American 73 holy cross 68 in overtime, 15.11 rebounds for Matt Rogers, navy slips a Colgate 87 73 women's college basketball. Number 9 Virginia tech and George Mason are both victorious, NFL. Commanders won't have Antonio Gibson back for Sunday's game against Dallas, the running back going on season ending injured reserve. Meanwhile, we salute Sonny jurgenson who will have his number 9 retired Sunday afternoon, the Hall of Fame quarterback began his tenure in D.C. playing for a much maligned owner. And George Preston Marshall, he put up great numbers for bad teams before sharing the starting duties on playoff contenders with Billy Kilmer, and then Sonny became the face and voice of this franchise as a game analyst on radio and on channel four with George Michael Sunday. Sonny's number 9 retired is there's another much maligned owner in place. Funny how we come full circle. You had to point that out. Yeah, I had to. Dave press and WTO sports. 8 17, former loudoun county school superintendent Scott ziegler is calling for the charges against him to be dropped. He's facing several charges in the aftermath of a special grand jury's review of the way the school system handled two sexual assaults by the same student in 2021. Ziegler's attorney argues governor Glenn youngkin didn't have the power to order an investigation into loudoun county public schools because of that, attorney general Jason Miller is lacked authority in jurisdiction to initiate the investigation. Lawyer Aaron harrigan says Harry and also says the school system became a political target in 2021 and the indictments quote, I like dangerous president set by executive order four and the attorney general's investigation of loudoun county public schools and separate motions she urges the judge to have mirrors his legal team share evidence against ziegler, a spokeswoman for me, says his office's responses aren't due until January 19th, a court appearance for ziegler's request has been scheduled for January 26th. Scott gelman WTO P news. Coming up after traffic and weather the top stories we're following for you this hour. Today marks the second anniversary of the attack on the U.S. capitol meantime the estate of a fallen officer has filed a lawsuit against former president Trump and two rioters. Maybe the 12th time will be the charm for Republican leader Kevin McCarthy as he tries to become House speaker, another vote expected today. In a strong December jobs report is expected out this hour. Stay with WTO for more on these top stories and just moments. 8 18. Traffic and weather on the aches of see how a Friday morning is going with Jack Taylor and the traffic center. Well, at least for now, we've got some brief beltway delays. We'll start in Virginia on the inner loop. We had a little heavy traffic leaving the Robinson terminal, some slowing around Braddock road toward two 36, then not too bad. The rest of the ride continuing up through merrifield and tysons and mcclain look for delays in Maryland on the beltway inner loop going into college park toward the BW Parkway, topside outer loop, definitely on the brakes from New Hampshire toward Georgia. But look at two 70 coming south out of Frederick, you're a little heavy at one O 9 then briefly in Germantown, not too bad at all. Still unclear if anything was found on 50 going east, out toward the severn river bridge there we'd had word of a broken down vehicle. You'll find the Baltimore Washington Parkway a little delay south passing one 75. Huge delays trying to go inside the beltway on the John Hansen highway 50 headed west, the lineup near four ten heads to the ramps for D.C. two 95 and kennel worth avenue. That's where the tractor trailer broke down in that transition lane. The through lanes, if you're continuing in a northeaster, fine, but just very slow, those trying to exit and come on from D.C. two 95 and kenilworth on to 50 west. All right, the issue in Virginia is in fairfax, one 23 north near I 66, the wreck. It's along the right side, stay left to get by. 66 looking good, Gainesville east, all the way to Rosalind. We had word earlier of some dark signals in Alexandria careful riding along route 7 between George Mason drive in three 95 earlier and a while ago, callers did no police in there in the not directing. So please be very careful in case they are not unseen. 95 looks good. North and south between Fredericksburg and Springfield, three 95 was a little heavy north in the main line headed toward landmark. Then again, crossing the 14th, but should find your lanes open. In the district, some trouble in southeast, the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and Minnesota avenue, flashing traffic signals apparently red in all directions. Jack Taylor WTO
Bloomberg Radio New York
"george mason" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"7 on Wall Street. Now 49° in Central Park. Apache fog this morning, it's going to stay cloudy and cooler today with highs in the low 50s. Maybe a shower tonight will get down to the low 40s, and Michael Barr is here now with what else is going on in New York and around the world. Good morning, Michael. Good morning, Nathan. Pope Francis delivered the homily at the funeral mass for former Pope Benedict. In Italian Pope Francis said Benedict may your joy be complete as you hear his voice. Mourners gathered in Saint Peter's square outside the Vatican today where Benedict is being laid to rest. George Mason university professor Helen Alvarez spoke about Benedict's legacy. I think he's a model of humility and modesty. He was definitely a servant of the church. He didn't want to come to Rome. He wanted to stay in Germany and remain a theologian. He didn't want to be head of the office of doctrine, but John Paul two really twisted his arm. And he really did not want to be Pope. He thought, you know, he was not great enough for it. Benedict would be buried in the crypt under St. Peter's Basilica. President Joe Biden says he intends to visit the U.S. Mexico border next week for a firsthand look at conditions as his administration contends with a surge in migration. Biden has already scheduled to travel to Mexico next week to meet with the presidents of Mexico and Canada. He wanted violence, that's what investigators in New York City say about Trevor bickford arrested for allegedly attacking three police officers near Times Square on New Year's Eve. The 19 year old from Maine was arraigned yesterday and charged in the machete attack. It's a war of words between New York City mayor Eric Adams and former mayor Bill de Blasio's administration. Adams is calling on his predecessor to stop his team from criticizing the current administration. I call Bill the other day. I said Bill, what's going on? What's going on? And then the bills comes guy who's probably the roast comms guy in the history of communication. Adams is talking about de Blasio's former spokesperson Bill nihart, who has been increasingly critical of atoms on Twitter. Adams said they had 8 years to do their job once they're gone, their experts
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Compared to states, D.C. is the slowest for this. I'm Jeff claypool. One 18. Traffic and weather on the 8s read a in the WTO traffic center. Well, if you're on the beltway watch for any volume on both the inner and outer loop headed towards 66, the work was set up, along the right side, westbound 66 starting to see some slowdowns approaching route 50, that should be some work taking a lane in manassas 29 year university boulevard, a report of a wreck northbound seminary road near south George Mason drive was a report of a crash. 95 northbound delays after route one in Pennsylvania had a pass route three toward the rappahannock river bridge, the work in the right lane. Route three is also slow in both directions trying to get on to 95. If you're in Maryland, it was westbound 100 after McAfee bridge road, a report of a wreck 75 between Baldwin wrote and Ed McLean wrote still reportedly closed due to the crash cleanup. There was a truck stuck under the railroad bridge from the earlier wreck. Everything's been offloaded, then they need to remove it before they can reopen the roadway. Wind warnings in effect on both the bay bridge and the nice Middleton bridges, but this doesn't carry any vehicle restrictions. North band D.C. two 95 still a little heavy passing Pennsylvania avenue, the earlier crash should be gone. 7th street between H street and G street, there were some closures there due to some fire department activity, but it looks like all of that may have cleared. It's time to come back back to being lively again back to laid back back to the vibe that comes alive in Jamaica. Call your travel agent or go to visit Jamaica dot com. I'm Rita Kessler, WTO traffic. Your forecast now from chuck bell. The gloomy factor is still a ten out of ten for today. Cloudy skies, high range chances, temperatures way below average. Only reaching the low
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"For how students learn history in Virginia schools, the Virginia board of education has proposed no longer having students focus on specific historical figures like George Washington, James Madison and George Mason. For example, that board is suggesting that students no longer explain why George Washington is called the father of our country, or why James Madison is called the father of the constitution. Instead, the boardman students to focus on more general concepts like identifying why colonies went to war with Great Britain and analyzing the many experiences of virginians during the Revolutionary War, the board meets tomorrow to discuss those proposals. Prince William county public schools says it will not ban certain books from school libraries. Some Prince William county parents were furious after a library and a thurgood Marshall elementary school in manassas read the book prince and knight, a book about a prince who falls in love with a knight during the school's morning announcements last year. The county fielded a total of 6 challenges the most ever that mostly from the same person to library books over the past school year. That's according to data obtained by inside nova based on a freedom of information act request. But all of those requests have been overruled. That means titles like newberry award winner, the giver, will remain on library bookshelves. Jenny glick WTO P news. Right now in Maryland, your mail in ballots are not counted until two days after the election. Election officials want to see that changed. The Maryland board of elections voted to request that a circuit court. To allow the counting of mail in ballots before election day so that we can get ahead of the curve and to simply not release those results until after election day is completed. 7 Miller and elections board members says this is needed since delays in county mill and ballots, which have become more popular recently, led to delays in certifying primary results, a certification only happening this week for the July 19th voting day. Right now, Maryland is the only state in the union to wait until after election day to count mail in ballots, Mike Murillo WTO P news. Well, thanks to you, your favorite neighborhood Pete to spot gets to decide
Mediaite's Sarah Rumpf Offended by Mark Levin's 'Ranting'
"And it puts some really vicious stupid people to work Now I would not call Sarah rump a vicious stupid person I don't know her All I said is she seemed like a 12 year old Her lack of substance in her writing style she took grave grave not even great grave offense She pointed out I'm a lawyer And she was upset at my ranting And she said of course I didn't provide any substantive information in response to her genius Of course I did it's right there on the video that she attached But she's a slow listener She said you know there's four elements for elements in greenhouse gases really Who knew Sarah I've studied this issue at great length many many years ago When you were 12 years old doctor Edward wegman from page one 32 of liberty and tyranny I wrote that book I thought you should know A professor at the center for computational statistics at George Mason university Chair of the national Academy of Sciences committee on applied theoretical statistics Board member of the American statistical association More than just a lawyer was tasked by congressional committee to lead a group of experts in examining the hockey stick evidence Now this evidence but like getting into great detail you see Sarah broadcasting you have limited time Which is why when you write a stupid essay you have all the time in the world
The Charlie Kirk Show
COVID Lockdowns Would Have Been FAR WORSE Without 2nd Amendment
"Than what you saw the last couple of years with COVID of how important it is? That people are able to defend themselves against a potentially tyrannical government. COVID lockdowns would have been far worse if it wasn't for the Second Amendment. We would have been closer to New Zealand or Australia because if only one side has the guns, they get to call all the shots. James Madison, we have a picture of James Madison here. In our studio. The father of the United States Constitution said quote always remember that an armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics that without standing armies, their liberty can never be in danger. Nor with large ones safe. Now what is a militia? You see militia gets misrepresented by the media saying, oh, that's a trained force and only people in the military. Nope, George Mason, who inspired the Second Amendment said, I ask, sir, what is the militia? Quote, it is the whole people to disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. The founding fathers were clear that if you disarm a people, you enslave them. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to be able to protect all the other amendments. The purpose of the Second Amendment protects your right to privacy, the Fourth Amendment protects your right to sell against self incrimination, the Fifth Amendment protects your right to due process 6 7th Eighth Amendment. Protects your right, the speech and to assembly. A free people must have leverage against tyrants. One of the reasons why America has a tradition of the many ruling the few, not the few ruling the many. It's because we've been armed. And for some people, they just don't like hearing this. It's an uncomfortable truth while it's what it is.
Navy Ship to Be Named After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"It would be good to know there's going to be a navy ship named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I would think that'll scare the hell out of the enemy wouldn't it mister Medusa Oh my God here comes the Ruth Bader Ginsburg How many things By the government ships or anything have been named after Anton and Scalia His death preceded hers I guess I guess none While George Mason university law school I didn't say that
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Cloher WTO news There's a news conference at the site of the explosion later this morning at 9 for ID March 4th will be there to bring you the very latest here and of course a WTO P dot com a George Mason university professor has been stabbed to death as we turn the page this morning his son under arrested this case It was about 5 30 Wednesday afternoon when fairfax county police got the first of several calls about a man walking down the street shirtless carrying a knife and covered in blood When officers arrived on scene they did locate the man they created a dialog with him and walked along with him towards the town of Vienna Second lieutenant Aaron weeks said the man was taken to the hospital where officers verified his identity as 26 year old axel bushman officers then went to his home on palace greenway in Vienna for a welfare check and they entered through an unlocked door And they unfortunately came across doctor Michael bushman who's 59 he was unresponsive Doctor bushman is chair of the bioengineering department at the George Mason school of engineering axel bushman is charged with second degree murder and will be taken into custody after he's released from the hospital Sarah Jacobs news University leadership issuing the statement this morning to the George Mason community morning the laws of professor bushman as a scholar university leader man of compassion and integrity He most recently had been working on technology to make mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines less costly with fewer side effects and more available worldwide At four.
Politico: DOJ Shuts Down China-Focused Anti-Espionage Program
"I don't get this This is from Politico which is a reliably left wing site but nonetheless Department of Justice shuts down China focused anti espionage program Now we hit on this the other day but not enough The China initiative is being cast aside largely because of perceptions that it unfairly painted Chinese Americans and U.S. residents of Chinese origin is disloyal A listen to this by grouping cases under the China initiative rubric we help give rise to a harmful perception That the department applies a lowered standard to investigate and prosecute criminal conduct related to that country or that we in some way view people with racial ethnic or familial ties to China differently So this is an attorney general for a national security Matthew Olson For delivery the George Mason university in Virginia But justice's top national security official insisted that the decision amounted to a reframing and recalibration not an abandonment Of muscular law enforcement response to the national security threat posed by the People's Republic of China So let me get this straight Communist China is it's not even a close second is by far number one in terms of stealing our information They massive espionage program in our own country The FBI has said to the greatest threat the CIA has said that the greatest threat everybody knows they're the greatest threat But we should eliminate this initiative which was supported by Democrats and Republicans alike when it was first put in place Because it creates a pejorative about Chinese people
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Ask your smart speaker Just say Alexa open WTO or okay Google play WTO The latest news 24/7 360 five WTO is everywhere you are Sports at 15 and 45 on WTO P 8 45 here's rob wood fork All right Dmitri halftime in Indiana the wizards with a late surge to end the second quarter they pull within 5 of the pacers 56 51 Indiana has controlled the paint they got 25 points from their bench to a massive double digit lead at one point but Kyle Kuzma coming on after a slow start he's got 11 points and 7 rebounds kentavious Caldwell Pope leading the Wiz with 12 points so far before the game coach west on sell junior confirmed that kristaps porzingis won't make his wizards today wizards debut until after the all star break as he continues to nurse that ailing knee In college hoops Georgetown just trying to stay in the game at marquette They trail the golden eagles 45 29 as that one approaches halftime Games in the second half of play navy trying to pull away from American there in front 44 32 late in the second half of the midshipman George Mason down to saint Joe's 60 53 late in the second half and GW George Washington dominating duquesne 54 28 They were on a 21 to 9 run out of halftime as that one still early in the second half The nationals offered Juan Soto with 13 year $350 million extension before the lockout a deal that would have earned an average salary of 27 million in his up until his age 36 season Now Soto said he's content to wait for free agency after the 2024 season where he is expected to command the second $400 million contract in MLB history And Dmitri I know this isn't technically sports but entertainment but Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley have called off their engagement so that is now three famous women with whom Rogers has broken up And.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"They were up against the NBA's best team they were also without Bradley Beal he continues to sit out with an ongoing wrist injury the sons did roll past the wizards 95 to 80 and after the game head coach was on sell junior on some of the things that were just not there It was an issue especially in the second half You know I think it's one of those things where you have to kind of continue to keep fighting and I thought we did that and start in a third and fourth quarter To college basketball action a good day for GW's James bishop who had 26 points and three rebounds Unfortunately not enough colonials fell to Davidson elsewhere Colgate down to American George Mason beaten by Las navy got by Loyola Howard comes up with a win against Marilyn eastern shore in overtime hot ofra held off James Madison Virginia tech got by Pittsburgh and top 25 action number 9 duke roll past North Carolina Over to hockey the NHL All-Star Game from Las Vegas featured the camps of any kuznetsov and Tom Wilson posting goals for the metropolitan division who did go on to win the three on three tournament The caps are back to work on Tuesday They'll be hosting Columbus Olympic news were the U.S. women's hockey team shut out the Russian Olympic Committee 5 to nothing the U.S. team now improves to two and Owen college lacrosse number two Maryland open up their season schedule with a 21 to 13 win over high point Steve dresner WTO P sports It's two 47 At Doctors Without Borders we believe the best medical care knows no boundaries So when our streets emptied and you sheltered in place we went to work The pandemic overwhelmed even the most advanced healthcare systems in the world and made existing humanitarian crises worse This virus knows no borders but neither do we We responded to the pandemic around the world including right here in the United States From the Navajo Nation to Southwest Florida to New York City our teams raced to train health workers and vaccinate those in need and we couldn't have done this work without our 6 million supporters who stepped up in this time of crisis Independent and impartial we bear witness.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"To play in the first half All right appreciate it Dave elsewhere in the Atlantic ten George Mason trailing 34 22 at LaSalle Big one nationally tonight rivalry renewed duke at North Carolina 41st and final visit to Chapel Hill for the retiring Mike Shia chef ski also on campus The 97th season for Maryland's lacrosse team is officially underway Second ranked terrapin speed high .21 13 winning their 29th straight season opener NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the results from the league's diversity efforts are quote unacceptable when it comes to hiring head coaches Goodell issuing a memo to all 32 teams today saying the league will reevaluate and examine all policies and initiatives related to diversity equity and inclusion The memo comes days after former dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the league alleging racism and their hiring practices Ben rabbi wtp sports Thank you Ben and just ahead here on WTO traffic and weather than after that A D.C. bar that's had its liquor license suspended due to violation of the city's mask and vaccine mandate asks for more time to fight for its suspension to be lifted more on that coming up two 47 A while back we at American Eagle dot com or ask to build the ecommerce side of a major candy distributor With the need for a website that could take into account everything from shipping times to local weather because you know candy melts the task was not like taking candy from a baby Fortunately we live for a good digital challenge And free bond bonds So we got to work on a slew of complex integrations including a shipping algorithm that factored in variables like distance speed and location The website even let the end customer personalize their candy for special events like weddings or you know major website launches When all was said and done our client enjoyed a significant increase in traffic.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"70 68 George Mason navy and American all one comfortably but no such luck for George Washington and to blow out loss to St. Louis Wednesday around town many were commemorating the 30th anniversary of Washington's last Super Bowl victory I said that we had an older group of players and I close myself as an old coach at we all kind of felt like you may not get by here again and we wanted to make sure that we try and get this to enjoy it because these are hard to get and this may be our last time by here Boy was he right on TOP dot com we rank that 1991 Super Bowl team in this week's episode of the D.C. sports huddle We also have a week by week recap of that entire championship journey on a more serious note It was also the two year anniversary of the death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant And a statue of the two was placed at the site of the fatal helicopter crash in California with the names of all 9 lives lost inscribed on the base Rob wood fork TOP sports just ahead on the latest on the trial of the three former officers who were also involved in the death of George Floyd It is two 47 All of us have felt the effects of isolation during this pandemic So we can understand the little how some veterans feel But they will feel like that their entire lives not just for a year Over 30% of COVID survivors could experience PTSD but many veterans have extreme cases of PTSD all their lives Our most vulnerable veterans remain isolated at hospitals Scared and alone But you can help Help heal veterans with the support of citizens like you creates and distributes therapeutic art and craft projects.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"WTO P a two 45 Sports at 15 and 45 on Let's check it out with Steve dresner this morning We'll start with a cab to know what a game it was on Monday night against the vague as golden knights kinda had that postseason feeling to it some great goaltending on both ends however the caps went oh for 5 on the power play they were shut out by Vegas one to nothing After the game defenseman Justin schulz on a rough night for that cap's power play I think we're just getting a little frustrated when it's not going in for us We're having some good looks in this game and games last game I thought we were moving it well and just not going and I think once we get a couple and get some confidence back we'll be just fine I'm not worried about the power play The camps will get back to work on Wednesday that's when they'll host San Jose at Capital One arena College basketball action on mundane I George Mason forward Josh duro put in 31 points at 5 rebounds as George Mason held off saint chose 77 to 71 American fell to Lafayette 69 to 56 Howard beaten by compensate 83 to 81 Virginia caught by Louisville 64 to 52 and Virginia attack beat by North Carolina 78 to 68 And some baseball news on Monday where the players union and owners met for two hours some progress was made towards a possible new collective bargaining agreement both sides meeting later on today the clock still is ticking as pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report in just over three weeks Steve dresner wtp sports Hey thanks Steve two 47 and up to Tuesday morning on traffic and weather a minute away meantime here's what's happening this early hour CBS News brief The Pentagon says the 8500 troops now on standby would likely assist NATO forces should Russia invade Ukraine CBS News military analyst Jeff mccausland The cohesion of the NATO alliance is being tested in this crisis And NATO's unity remain its greatest strength U.S. strategy with respect to nail has always focused on two factors deterrence and reassurance Virginia's new governor wants to keep the state school districts from enforcing mask mandates but several districts have different ideas CBS's Meg Oliver 7 county school boards have filed a lawsuit against governor junkin seeking to block the executive order Just west of Dallas Texas is 60 foot bus known as the vax mobile goes into areas to try to get more people vaccinated Tarrant county public health director Vinny tenaya.
The Larry Elder Show
Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left, Studies Shows
"The media overwhelmingly left wing, I've seen studies showing self described liberals or Democrats outnumber self described Republicans or conservatives 8 to one, 5 to one, ten to one, depending upon the study. I don't believe The New York Times has a single conservative member of its editorial board. I don't believe the LA times to the single member, whose conservative of their editorial board. A growing number of Americans get their primary source of news from the algorithms that have been formed for them from Facebook or for yugo for Google. Yahoo, all left wing. And Biden has a nerve to complain that he's getting negative coverage. Can you imagine how bad the coverage would be if the coverage were truly fair and balanced? There's a book called left turn. We talked about it a little while ago. By professor from George Mason university named Tim gross close. And came out a few years ago. He looked at the top 20 sources of news, almost all of them were left wing. And based upon a study that was done, if the media were truly fair and balanced. The average state would vote the way Texas vote, which is about 8 to ten points in favor of Republican. There are two major newspapers in Washington D.C. The Washington Post in Washington times. Washington times a much smaller, of course, in The Washington Post, but it's one of the rare cities to have two newspapers one left wing and one right wing that are considered to be major newspapers. And so the people that were subscribing to The Washington Post were given free subscriptions to the Washington times, and the people that were subscribed to the Washington time for giving free subscriptions to The Washington Post. And then they looked at voting in those areas to find out whether that made any difference. And it did, the people that were subscribing to the Washington times a conservative newspaper were now voting slightly more left wing. The people who were only reading The Washington Post would now were getting free copies of the Washington times, voted substantially more conservative, meaning if they only knew what was going on, they might very well change
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Sunday was the final day for cybils restaurant It's bittersweet you know the people you're definitely gonna miss A lot of them have been with me 2025 years so they'll stick it out with me and we'll drink up the bar That was owner Karen Lee who spoke with NBC four during their last Sunday brunch She says the establishment was sold to the owners of another restaurant just down Columbia pike Run by another family with strong ties to burtonsville It will reopen with a new name and a new menu The club football team at George Mason university has had trouble recruiting members in recent years Now the team is headed to its first national championship Over the last few years George Mason's club football team had trouble getting players especially when the coronavirus pandemic hit At the time we only had about three or four people coming out not including myself Out of Abuja moose the George Mason club football president and starting wide receiver is a senior this year and has been in the club all four years He said they got new coaches last year and that's when things started picking up They helped out a lot You got a really good core the incident that a really great offense for us George Mason's club football team will be playing the Ohio State buckeyes in the national championship game on Saturday So much to the team Calorie bonk to view TOP news There's also good news for Howard University's men's basketball team which just landed a $20,000 sponsorship from a local moving company College hunks hauling junk is the first company to endorse an HBCU in an era that now allows college athletes to receive money for their name image and likeness They have.
The Charlie Kirk Show
The Truth About Thomas Jefferson
"Thomas Jefferson was one of the most incredible men ever to live in the history of the planet. He was a statesman, he was a president, he was he was a civilization changer. He's the author and was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Now we must understand the beauty of the declaration independence. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary, for one people, to dissolve the political bands with another. Deriving from the powers of the earth the equal and separate station. I'm going from memory here, so I might be bouncing around. And it goes on to say the laws of nature and nature's God. Thomas Jefferson was able to connect the fruits of the enlightenment and the roots of antiquity. Thomas Jefferson did that. Thomas Jefferson connected the fruits that came out of the ideas of freedom of speech and consciousness and self government, separation of powers checks and balances. But he did not go only and merely towards the enlightenment as if Machiavelli, what Machiavelli or Rousseau or Hume would have done. Jefferson instead struck a balance. Jefferson understood that there was a new type of thinking that was derived from the ancient. And then if we forget the ancient and go too far into this new way of government, it will collapse, but if we go to into the ancient, there's no claim to challenge the monarchy. Thomas Jefferson being a brilliant man wrote the words that we hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created equal amongst these are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, originally, it was property. Now the exact reason why they're getting rid of Thomas Jefferson I don't know their exact reasons because he owns slaves. Is that what it was? Do you know that Thomas Jefferson actually worked to abolish slavery when he was governor of Virginia in the 1790s? Do you know that Thomas Jefferson heavily influenced by George Mason who wrote the Virginia declaration of rights? In 1776, argued for slavery to be ended do you know that Thomas Jefferson who, of course, wrote the declaration, inspired the first state to abolish slavery in 1777 Vermont? Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was partners with Ben Franklin for the first ever abolition convention? Held in 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Do you know that Thomas Jefferson was the first president to sign a moratorium saying that no new slaves were allowed to come into the United States? Thomas Jefferson was a good
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Professor Files Lawsuit Over University Vaccine Mandate
"Welcome back by friends. I'm dennis prager and a professor on todd. Zoecke z. y. W i c k by a professor of law george mason university and a fellow at the cato institute in august believe it was august. Let me see here. you wrote a piece in the The wall street journal was august professor. There why gogga's that's right down is so you wrote a about why you're not going to follow your universities. Demand that you get a vaccination for cans covert in order to be able to return to campus and you cited the fact that you had in fact cova and in fact was was when you took tests. You've had the antibodies to kovin. They stay continued to stay in your body and so you sued. george mason. Is that correct cats correct and it's okay. Yup no no you go ahead. Yeah so i so. I tried to resolve this the nice way. Then it's wages. I tried to torch mason claims to the place the respect science that Respects truth so. I reached out over the summer After i contacted by immunologists and i did a full immunity workup including an anti bodies tests. That showed that my anybody's level With comparable to somebody who had been fully vaccinated And And there's more there's more than you needed that but this is sort of a slam dunk case is this is how you measure of somebody's immune protection listens how they measure whether somebody needs a booster shot for any for any disease whether it's measles or covert or anything else And so. I reached out. And i said here's here's the evidence They blew me off. I reached out to again. And i'd attached an affidavit from my immunologist as well as to leading public Stoller sir. I'm sure you're familiar with jay body charge at stanford martin cool dorks harvard. The presenting all the evidence to show this george mason again. Just blew me off Issue their policy saying that everybody had to get back and and so i reached out to the new civil liberties alliance at that point and some ask them to represent me so we brought a lawsuit eventually george mason and they're giving the medical exemption after all this In civil and changed the rules so that wasn't being disadvantaged as much as i had so the lawsuit itself has been resolved. But now there's you know many cases now following raising the same issue as vaccine mandates of spread around the country.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Metro George Mason University and points within the city of Fairfax. Hop on and take a cue. I'm Rob Stallworth. W T o p. Traffic alright in some parts of the area, turning out to be an active afternoon in the Weather Department. Let's get more now from storm team for meteorologist Mike Standiford. And good afternoon Mike. A flood warning continues for South eastern Fairfax County, the city of Alexandria until 7 45 this evening. This area hit hard by flooding over the last couple of days is not going to take much for areas to flood once again, stunting for radar showing nearly stationary thunderstorm stretching from near Beltsville. Where, uh, the Beltway comes into 95, then a broken line right across the district along I 95 3 95. Then south along I 95 all the way down to a quiet harbor and down to the Stafford area, and these cells are basically not moving at all. So flash flooding is going to be an issue as we go over the next several hours, another nearly stationary storm over far northern Frederick County in Maryland, near the Pennsylvania border, and more cells are popping up along the eastern front of the Blue Ridge. So our forecast for the rest of the afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms. These will be slow movers. The ground is saturated so heavy rain may lead to flash flooding and the atmosphere is a bit unstable, so some storms could be severe. The means that will be wind damage or has been the eighties to lower nineties. More showers and a few thunderstorms tonight. Once again, the rank could be heavy at times, and those will be in the seventies. McGee with the risk of showers and storms on Sunday highs mid upper eighties by Monday, just a slight chance for shower thunderstorm and highs in the mid to upper eighties and right now, Mike 83 Gaithersburg 88 in Manassas, and we have a temperature of 82 at Reagan National. Thank you. Mike 2 22 a w T o p weather brought to buy new look home design, offering 0% financing and free three d rendering of your new roof. Only two days left before school starts in many districts in school leaders across the region are scrambling to hire school bus drivers that includes Fairfax County public schools. We've been experiencing a driver shortage for some time..
"george mason" Discussed on KOMO
"Campus. First lady, in fact, did the virtual ceremony from George Mason University in Virginia just last week. Karen thanks for the update, ABC NEWS White House correspondent Karen Travers Commodities time 6 20 an hour propel insurance money Update. ABC NEWS Wall Street now earlier gains for the major stock indexes evaporated by closing time yesterday, leaving the Dow Jones 267 points lower. Just about 34,000. He s and P 500 gave up. 35 points to NASDAQ composite shed half a percent on the day. The Bitcoin sellout that began a week ago continued yesterday with the digital currency falling 13% to hit 38 5 85 at midday. That was its lowest level since February, 9th the last time that it dropped below $40,000. The Commerce Department says housing starts fell 9.5% in April compared to the month before. Analysts say soaring lumber prices are most likely forcing builders to delay starting on new projects. Supply chain problems. They're still slowing deliveries of all sorts of products and packed ports. Maybe the major issue. Cargo ships are being forced right now to wait for days off shore before they can unload at Port. Generally in ABC News, where poised for some more losses today, the Dow futures are down 377 points that's over 1%, the S and P is down. 1.3% and the NASDAQ Futures are down more than one and three quarters percent right now. Coming up. Next, we'll check traffic and weather. Cuomo.
Kottke Ride Home
No Shrooms on Mars, Just Misinformation
"Yesterday. there was a bit of excitement online about a new paper. Claiming fun guy had been found growing on the surface of mars. The news really made the rounds buoy. Perhaps by reddit co founder. Alexis hannigan tweeting out one of the articles on it and tagging elon. Musk sane quote just think hashtag space shrooms are gonna be intense af and quotes but sadly the whole thing was a bunch of crap. Basically just the latest in a long line of one particular hacks attempts to get his pseudoscience hogwash published in legitimate journals so the claim that was actually published in the journal advances in microbiology and included co-authors from harvard smithsonian center for astrophysics george mason university and other institutions. That should know better. Was that images taken by. Nasr's rovers on mars as well as its reconnaissance. Orbiter high-rise camera show several fungus like organisms. And that they believe the images show fungus because quoting the paper. Fungi thrive in radiation intense environments and quotes and quoting from future ism. The team went so far. As to say that black fungi. Bacteria like specimens also appeared atop the rovers. They didn't stop there. The team also examined photos taken by nasa's high rise and found evidence for amorphous specimens within a crevice that change shape and location than disappeared. It is well established that a variety of terrestrial organisms survive. Mars like conditions. The team concludes given the likelihood earth has been seeding mars with life and life has been repeatedly transferred between worlds. It would be surprising if there was no life on mars. The team argues that these martian life forms would have evolved on an already be adapted to the low temperatures intermittent availability of water. Low amounts of free oxygen and high levels of radiation and quotes.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
Blocked Suez Canal Exposes Global Supply Chain's Fragility
"Lead. Today comes to us. Courtesy of the ever given that is a thirteen hundred foot. Long two hundred foot wide containership. One of the biggest of its kind. That is as of this moment. Most embarrassingly stuck jamming up the suez canal. Nobody going north not going south one of the key routes of global trade basically closed we have gotten christine. Mcdaniel on zoomed. Help us understand how this might play out. She's a senior research. Fellow at the mercatus center at george mason university. Thanks so much for coming on. Thank you nice to be here. So i have to tell you the first thing i thought when i saw pictures of this ship turned sideways in the canal. Other than how the heck did that happen was wow. The global supply chain is really really fragile. If this can block a major artery yes. It is fragile. There's lots of moving parts but remember the global shipping industry logistics. They are used to supply shocks demand. Shocks weather related war-related. So you know it's nothing they haven't dealt with before fair enough but if you are a a tanker company looking at this traffic jam in the suez canal. How long are you gonna wait and let your extremely valuable ships. Sit there in the backlog before you go around down the south of africa and angola the long way round right. Well economists especially trade. Economists have spent some time trying to calculate how much time cost and international trade The couple economists demanded that each additional delay of shipping is equivalent to about a half a percent to two percents patera And then of course. This is cascading. Because it's not just the stuff on that particular ship That's that's delayed by that. it's everything else. That's getting delayed because of
WTOP 24 Hour News
George Mason Names Kim English Men's Basketball Head Coach
"Side, George Mason has a new head coach. Kim English replacing Dave Polson was fired last week. Baltimore native Spend one season in the NBA After playing at Missouri most recently was on former Mason head coach Rick Barnes. Staff at Tennessee and Seattle. A tournament on the
Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
Indoor Farming With Jackie Roberts Of Appharvest
"Okay. So we've all seen greenhouses interviewed domino olen for example who runs the greenhouse at george mason university in virginia about how her facilities providing food and even spices to the university's food service and see greenhouses with just flowers like it were states and other properties and now we see cannabis plants being grown in greenhouses. But what about greenhouses on a commercial scale and ones that recycle water do not use toxic. Fertilizers or get more out of the acreage than tenting and outdoor farm would right. Well that's what my guest today says there novel. Indoor farm will actually do so. Let's find out how it works. I'd like you to meet jackie. Roberts chief sustainability officer at ap harvest. Jackie has been in the sustainability spaces. I said for probably twenty five years including in the same role chief sustainability officer at the carlisle group which is investment company and as senior director of the environmental defense fund. Or where. I first met her probably about ten years ago. I think it was right. She earned all her degrees from yale. Smart cookie that she is including a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and to help them manage degrees one from the yale. School of management and the other from the school of the environment without further ado welcomed green captions radio jackie. And thank you for joining us. I'm so excited. Thank you down. It's great to be here. Oh you're welcome. you're welcome. Congratulations on your new role at app harvest. Give us an overview of the indoor farms. How does app harvest actually work. Where they you know. where is it located. I chance in appalachia but give us a little more details. You know kind of what you're growing give us give us the proverbial thirty thousand foot view app harvest. I think is a really unique company in that are core product which is healthy vegetables is combined with a very sustainable climate. Resilient way of growing those vegetables and we're doing it in appalachia where the opportunity for job growth and economic development is really appreciate The the core product is a chemical pesticide free In in our first large greenhouse which you can see a picture of in my background but at sixty acres for those who can't see it Is a growing tomatoes and chemical pesticide free. Gmo free because the way we can grow in a closed system enables us to use biological pest approaches to control pests and disease and also a lot of trained workers and other interventions that can prevent outbreak. So we you know as a mother with three children knowing that what's coming out of our greenhouses is zero. Residue is a real attribute that i value. But how we grow it in your introduction spoke to it is we are very climate resilient in their storms that the that recently hit we had some employees that had trouble getting to work other people had to pitch in. We had one employee show up on their tractor to make sure they could get to work But you know we really did incredibly well in terms of being resilient. We had all the things we needed. We were harvesting on time stuff was getting out to the markets and it was a real testament to this strategy as an important part of the mix of different types of agriculture and When when we're growing We are able to use one hundred percent rainwater. We have a system of irrigation. That is set up where the rainwater is captured on the top of our sixty roofs it stored in a retention pond. And then we bring it into the greenhouse with a little bit of filtration through sand and you'd be late and that water re circulates. We don't ever a released anything into the atmosphere. The nutrients are put into the water and stay in the water until we need to add more. We can measure very precisely. It's a space where a has really enabled us to do very precise measurements and the plants. Exactly what they need. We do Nanotechnology with the water. Because bringing more oxygen into the water enables the plans to absorb the nutrients even better but all of that is is a closed system. And you know when when. I started in chemical engineering. The reason i went into chemical engineering is a wonderful professor. Who said if you care about environmental problems you should study chemical engineering because you learn how system works and where all the pollution comes from and how it's released to the environment
What to know about COVID-19 variants' potential spread, impact on vaccines
"And I'm No well, King. Good morning. Ah, virus that spreads a lot has many chances to mutate and covert 19 is doing both in this country. Researchers in the U. S now say they have found at least seven new variants here now. Other countries, the U. K South Africa and Brazil. They've all reported variants to with some big questions like Are they more dangerous? Still outstanding. MPR's health correspondent Rob Stein has been following This one. Hi, Rob. Good morning. Well, what have you learned about the U. S variance? So the first of these various was spotted by researchers in Louisiana. But it turns out the same kind of mutation looks like it also emerged completely independently at least seven times in this country. No, That's it awful large because it suggests the virus is doing something called convergent evolution. That's when an organism evolved in a way that gives them some kind of superior power. Here's what Jeremy Camille of Louisiana State University says about what the virus is doing. He spotted the mutation. It's infected millions of humans around the world now and it's probably just, you know, getting Into a more intimate relationship with our species. The question is, What is that more intimate relationship mean? Exactly Does it make it spread more easily from one person to another doesn't make it more contagious. Do do. Researchers know the answers to that? Yeah, well, no one knows yet it looks like it's spreading quickly in the places where it's been spotted, but it's not at all clear. That's because of the mutation. No viruses mutate all the time. Sometimes there are big problems, but a lot of times not so much, and there are other mutants that had been previously spotted in this country. Like you know, one that took over in Southern California Scientists are still trying to figure out whether it's more contagious or, you know, just got lucky. Now this newly identified mutation occurred on a key protein that sticks out from the surface of the virus called the spike Protein. It's how the virus infects cells. That's also the target of drugs and vaccines. So any change could be really important. I talked about this with Andrew Peco Shit. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We should keep an eye on it. I myself have already passed this on to the people in my laboratory, and we're looking to see if we can find viruses with this mutation because if we can, we're going to bring it into the laboratory and try to study it to see what's actually happening here. Now, you know to be clear. Pecos means he passed on the details about the new various Those colleagues Yes, so they can determine you know whether they're more contagious or not Now, no one thinks there's any reason to panic. You know, far from it, actually. And we already know that there are those other various circulating in this country that we know we should be worried about. And what about the non US variants, some of which were identified before ours. How are they evolve? It Yes. So you know, more than 1100 cases of the one first flag in the UK have been confirmed. At least 40 states and British scientists just released more data than makes them even more worried than ever that, in addition to spreading faster, it may also make people sicker. You know, and the first one spotted in South Africa has not been detected in at least eight states and the one originally seen in Brazil is in at least two states. But the reality is they're probably already way more common than that. The U. S just isn't sequencing the genetic code of the virus enough to really know how widespread they are. And the spot any new variants fast. I talked about this with saucy of pop sq at George Mason University. We're flying blind right now, when it comes to mutations, and how prevalent they might be on the community already, so we really need to ramp it up. The CDC says. It's trying to wrap it up. But the country still has a ways to go. And what about the vaccines that we currently have? Will they help against the new variants? Yes. So the vaccines maybe someone that's effective against some of these various, but so far they seem to work pretty well. But the most important thing is to keep these viruses from spreading as much as we can to prevent any more dangerous ones from occurring. You know, the virus is still spreading like crazy in this country, which makes the U. S essentially a giant Petri dish that could easily produce even
Newsradio 700 WLW
"george mason" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Our current temperature 31 degrees. Notable Republican in Ohio, considering a run for Senator Rob Portman seat next year, one day after Dr Amy Act and Step down from her position with the nonprofit Columbus Foundation to explore a run for U. S Senate, the Ohio Republican Party chair has done the same. Jane Timken told party leaders she is resigning just after she was elected as party leader for another term last month. Timken said in her resignation letter that it was a tremendous honor to lead the party and stand with now former President Trump to make our nation great. No formal announcement has been made about her next move. Meantime, Brian Williams will serve as the interim chair of the Ohio GOP. The party has 30 days to elect a permanent replacement. Rick you Che. No news radio 700 wlw reporting just under 3700 new coronavirus cases today with 228, new hospitalizations, 21, new ICU admissions and 62 new deaths. This time. There are 2170 Ohioans currently hospitalized with Koven, marking the fourth straight day that magic a stay below 2,502,261. New cases were reported in Kentucky as new desk remain high there with 51 more report, Mork Kentucky is being lost due to the virus. The bluegrass states covered 19 positivity rate is the lowest it's been since late December. Governor Randy Bashir's office and the police said it was an 8.16% As of today, Christopher Plummer, best known for his roles, Captain von Trapp in the sound of music Aside at the age of 91, he is said to have died peacefully at his home in Connecticut. Number had other notable roles in films like the Man Who Would Be King and Beginners for what she wanted an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role. He had two other Oscar nominations for his roles and all the money in the World and the last Station. College basketball and Kubot Milwaukee. 87 73 the two back at it tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock, you can hear it on ESPN. 15 30 Dating beats George Mason 74 65. Coming up on Saturday. The Miami right hostile visit Buffalo.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Aren't black and white. Think red on now to Christiane. College hoops underway in Charlottesville number 13 Virginia trailing Georgia Tech 5 to 2 in about 15 minutes to go in the first half you BA has won five straight coming into tonight. But so of the Yellow Jackets and both of these teams coming off very impressive performances in wins against Clemson, Georgia Tech was coming off a 17 daybreak and beat the Tigers by almost 20 while Uba Won by 35 last Saturday. Clemson lost by 19 against Florida State today, so everybody in the A C C whipping up on the Tigers. This certainly isn't football earlier today, Maryland soundly defeating number 17 minutes so to 63 to 49 For the first time in program history, the Terps have three road wins against ranked opponents. Elsewhere. Navy outlasting Army 69 to 62 American with a one point victory over Loyola George Mason getting past ST Joe 71 to 62 number 14, West Virginia all over Kansas State, 69 to 47. Syracuse blasting number 16 Virginia Tech 78 to 60. You heard my colleague Rita Kesse. They're talking about UFC 2 57 night. That'll cost about 70 bucks if you want to watch that in the main event featuring Connor McGregor against dust Emporia that should get underway about midnight Eastern time. 9 A.m. Abu Dhabi time. I'm Christiane Wtp Sports. All right, Thank you, Chris coming up after traffic and weather new concerns about hospital capacity for covert patients in our region. It's 8 17. All right, listen up, people. Someone in this department is using too much Internet. Amy, you don't live here. Whoa. Let's not make this personal. Have you tried gig speed Internet from Xfinity. I've heard about that. Can't you connect like a ton of devices? That's correct, sir. So we can stream game face text or whatever we want to do on all our devices at once. We owe you'll barely notice me unrelated. Does anyone have extra closet space power your devices on the largest gift speed network? Can your Internet do that Get started with Xfinity Internet for 39 99 a month for 12 months with no term contract required or.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Honda. Here's Rob would for all right, Mike, it is official. Mr National will remain with the only team for which he has played the Nats announcing today they've agreed to terms with Ryan Zimmerman on a one year deal that keeps the first ever nationals draft pick in D. C for 1/16 season. Zim is the franchises all time leader in nearly every offensive category, and we'll get a chance to add to those totals in 2021 As the backup first baseman. He will speak to the media here shortly the first wave of local men's college back. Good ball games approaching halftime. James Madison trailing Northeastern by 1.32 33 American in front of Loyola, Maryland, 39 32 that one in the final minute before the break and Virginia Tech, the 16th ranked Okies clinging to a one point lead over Syracuse, 30 29 that one also approaching halftime. They're still in the early going. George Mason opening on an 11 run against ST Josephs. That same score holds now early in the first half, Maryland about an hour from tip off its number, 17, Minnesota and the second of three straight games against ranked opponents so far this season, the Terps to into in such games, including the loss to Michigan earlier this week, upper level The Wizard's announcing the signings of Jordan Bell and Alex Len, which should give the Wiz enough players to return to the court for the first time since January. 11th They are scheduled to play in San Antonio tomorrow night, and Jason Locke and four of CBS Sports reports today. The Washington football team is moving on from Kyle Smith and quotes making significant changes to its college scouting staff. This comes a day after the Burgundy and Gold announced Martin Mayhew is the new general manager. And Marty Hurney as the executive vice president. Rob would forgettable U T O B sports. Thanks, Robin. Just ahead Restaurant week hopes to keep.
Why It Matters
A Climate Bomb in the Amazon
"We read about fires in the amazon frequently. So how are they started. Are they sorta like the california wildfires or is it something completely different so actually quite different from wildfires in other parts of the world because the rain is wet. This is dr. Tom lovejoy a senior fellow at the united nations foundation and a professor at george mason university in virginia. He's worked in the amazon. Since nineteen sixty five focusing on scientific research conservation and policy whitening strikes. Don't start fires. In the amazon people start fires and to give you a sense once. Somebody is cut down some forest. They have to wait for five days without a drop of rain before it is dry enough to set fire to get rid of all the stuff that's between the firebrand and turning it into some kind of agricultural project. Nine countries share the amazon but roughly sixty percent of it is within brazil's borders which means they have a lot of control over its fate and today across this vast territory. Small groups of people are intentionally setting fires in order to dry out the land for logging and to clear it for agriculture way of clearing land for whatever activity you want to do is very damaging to the soil. So what happens is that if later you want to reforest that particular patch of land it becomes very hard to do because the soil changes as soon as you clear it out because it's now sustaining a different kind of environment which is not rainforest like and then you can't really grow a rainforest back in that sort of setting. This is monica to bowl. A senior fellow at the peterson institute for international economics and a professor at the school of advanced international studies at johns hopkins university. People refer to amazon a lot as the lungs of the world. But that's not really what the ham was on is what the amazon does is that it keeps a lot of greenhouse gases from getting into the atmosphere. So it's not bad. The forest breathes for the world. It's that once. The forest is standing all of those greenhouse gases which are in the soil there kept. They're they're not released into the atmosphere and as soon as you start cutting down the forest. Those greenhouse gases start to go into the atmosphere started to be released. It's sort of like a climate bomb. And as soon as you start cutting down the rain forest. Bob bob is released. So how big is that. Carbon bomb really big. Scientists estimate that the amazon stores sixty to eighty billion tons of carbon or roughly twice the total amount released from fossil fuels in twenty eighteen worldwide. Losing the amazon would accelerate warming with harmful impacts felt around the world. The other issue is these hydrological patterns so when we say that we're referring to the rain cycles and it's not just local. Because given the size of the amazon again it creates a micro micro-climate but a sort of macro climate within the whole of the south american region even affecting a bit of central america as well given that the amazon is so far north. And so what happens. Is that the rain cycle patterns as you cut down the forest. They change and sometimes they change really dramatically to the point where you destroy people's lives because they can no longer grow the crops that they used to grow because the rain cycles are completely different. That has already happened. In many parts of south america that have felt this direct impact and this is only going to get worse if deforestation continues. Hydrology is the study of the movement and distribution of water because the amazon is so large and so wet. It's hydrology has a huge effect. It supplies water to almost every country. In south america and in fact according to nasa deforestation has already been linked to reduce rainfall in the region and then on top of all that you have the issue of amazon tipping point. So you get to a point. Where if you go beyond that point in terms of deforestation. The rainforest is no longer self sustaining. It's going to turn into savannah. Simply because of the ecological dynamics of how rainforests behave and there's a lot of concern that where the amazon is right now is dangerously close to this tipping point
For Trump, Conservative Catholics Are The New Evangelicals
"The Republican nomination in 2016, he gave special thanks to one faith group Evangelical Christians this year. President Trump has a different favorite. I grew up next to a Catholic church in Queens, New York, and I saw how much incredible work the Catholic Church did for our community. These are amazing people. NPR religion reporter Tom Delton has been looking into what has changed. Trump's new interest in Catholic voters is probably the result of realizing what actually got him elected. It was not the evangelicals, says Mark Rozell of George Mason University. People were quite amazed at the overall impact that the white evangelicals had in the election, but I think what was missed was the critical role of Catholic voters that we barely appealed to them. Trump managed to win the Catholic vote last time. Former Republican congressman Tim Hughes camp is a political advisor to a new group Catholics for Trump. There was less recognition four years ago. I think many were surprised about what happened in Michigan and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. It was the Catholic vote that won those states for Donald Trump Lesson learned. This year, The Trump campaign is focusing less on the evangelical vote and more on Catholics. This administration has made a concerted effort to reach out to Catholics in a way that we haven't seen in the past. Brian Birches, president of Catholic vote dot or GE, a conservative group, wholeheartedly supporting Trump's reelection. The group's been around for 15 years, but this year is special, Birch says. We've grown every year, but this year we we grew exponentially Catholic vote dot or didn't even endorse anyone in the last presidential election this year. Even with a Catholic candidate on the other side, the group is running ads that leave no doubt where they stand. Joe Biden would force American Catholics
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
Refocusing climate change as a human problem
"Been talking about how to adapt to climate change and how technology and the tech industry can help. But here's the part even on tech show where we acknowledged that climate change isn't just about tech solutions or Whiz Bang inventions, and in fact, like the pandemic climate change is a problem that reflects an exposes lots of things about our society Ion Elizabeth Johnson, and Katherine Wilkinson Co edited a book called Can Save Truth Courage and solutions. For the climate crisis, it features poems, essays, and other works of art by women working on climate issues I spoke with them. Both will Told me there's a lot in that subtitle we need to have eyes wide open to what is happening listened to the science we need courage, and then of course we need solutions and not just the solutions that kind the climate rose are really into like evt's and solar panels we definitely need those on just got Tesla. I think that's the TRIFECTA right though truth courage and solutions when people are like well, if not hope then what that's our answer. A when did we find ourselves at a point where we sort of stop talking about climate? As the thing we live from the air, we breathe the rain that falls or doesn't fall. Do you think it's important to like even before we start talking about solutions to recenter the conversation as a human problem? Yeah. Even though we didn't cause this problem, it's in fact one hundred corporations who are responsible for seventy one percent of emissions. There is a wide range of possible futures. And we so deliberately curated this book to show the wide range of ways that people can contribute building the best possible future. So it includes farmers and architects and artists, and journalists, and of course, scientists and policy experts and lawyers, and all of those skills are are needed and very much wanted. How much of this storytelling is also about making the simple economic argument that saving people also saves money. When we talk about the cost benefit analysis of doing various things to address the climate crisis, we usually only focus on the costs as opposed to making sure that we are also thinking about the benefits. And I think that is quite bolstering to me as a marine ecologist by training and thinking about nature based solutions and how protecting and restoring nature actually makes financial sense. 'cause it's cheaper to have mangroves and marshes and sea grasses than seawalls, right for example. So so I, think this book really shows not just some sort of techno Utopian version of the future where we like. Innovate, our way out of everything and instead it talks about the huge array of work that needs doing and the costs of of not doing it and what the world could look like for the better. If we do I feel like this conversation about racial justice, climate, justice, social justice, the importance of involving women in these conversations, how many women are leading solutions all over the world. is still kind of new and still kind of Nathan which is so lame but you're right. Which is pretty lame. But maybe take some explaining you know like what? What is what is this relationship between Racial Justin climate change and why don't people understand that I think we don't understand it because. Don't want to because it's it complicates something that has already really hard right like that's the. That's the push back that I hear most often it's not like I'm a racist and I WANNA, save the planet. It's more like solving climate change is hard enough without bringing in all these other layers. Can we just please focus on climate change now I and we'll deal with Lake police not murdering block people for no reason later. And the answer is no. No, we can't. We have to walk and Chew Gum on this one and there are many reasons for that. One is just it's the right thing to do, and so I hate having to give other reasons. But one of those other reasons is we know from polling by Yell and George Mason University's the people of Color actually are more concerned about the climate crisis. They're more motivated to be a part of the solution and to hold the politicians to higher standards on Climate Policy But how you know how can we expect black people to be focused on climate solutions when? Making, sure they have the basic right to live and breathe. and so this I can't breathe has become a rallying cry across You know across the racial and climate justice groups that it's not just in relation to police brutality but in the ways that communities of color are burdened with more polluted air and where or low where power plants decide to locate themselves, and then you know people who are breathing that dirty air being more at risk for extreme forms of of Covid, and so of course, these things are all connected and wouldn't it be great if we were building the winning team by including the people who were already on board and beyond to help and if we could unburden them from. Our White Supremacist Patriarchy, which is certainly not serving us in terms of really anything. But definitely, it's it's preventing a lot of people from being part of climate solutions because you know they have to dedicate their time and energy and ingenuity towards solving other problems about quality of life and justice and I. I just WanNa add because I think on articulates the. So incredibly well that when we think about climate change as quote unquote the problem I think that's where we start to miss. These intersections and entanglements when we understand actually that climate change is a manifestation of the problem, right? It's emerging of a system that we're getting so much feedback that it's not working. Racial violence is part of that feedback massive wealth inequality as part of that feedback the epidemics of loneliness and meaninglessness are part of that feedback, and also an atmosphere that is kate marvel says is larded with carbon dioxide and is having all of these climatic impacts that's also part of the feedback. But if we're just thinking about climate change as the problem we need to solve. Then our analysis isn't defense about what's actually going on here and thus what it's actually going to take to solve it. Kathryn Wilkinson and Iona Elizabeth Johnson Co edited the Book All. We can save truth courage and solutions for the climate
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Maryland Panel Tasked With Investigating State's Lynching History
"Government backed commission of its kind is about to start investigating a harrowing part of the state's history. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out to document the state's 42 known racial lynchings. The panel delivered an interim report to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan earlier this month. Charles Davis Jr is the commission's vice chairman. He joins us now to share the commission's plans and goals for this project. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me so tell us. Where did the idea to create this commission originally come from? Sure, most historical scholarship concerning racial terror lynching is centered in the deep South. And so you have states such as Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and the like who get noticed for their history of racial tear. However, it's important for people to understand that lynching took place throughout the United States. I'm in. One of those states that is often overlooked is a state of Maryland. And so we call Maryland the middle ground in many ways, because it represented like most border states, a style that was southern but also had a progressive leaning on. So this oftentimes caused the state to be overlooked in terms of looking at the legacy of racial terror and tell us what are the primary goals of this commission. The commission is tasked with investigating lynchings that took place in the 19th and 20th century in Maryland, and we are centered and focused on salvaging the humanity, first of the victim's arm and then really laying out each case individually and hopefully bring about some semblance of Justice to the family members in the descendants of the deceased victims. Can you talk about a specific case that the commission is investigating? Right now? Sure. Yes, we're looking into the lynching of Matthew Williams, which took place in Salisbury, Maryland, in 1931, and so Matthew Williams was a young labourer who got into a dispute with his employer over discrepancies in his pay Following that his employer was founded. And Williams was actually hospitalized after the employer's son shot him and the lynch mob descended upon the hospital and drug him out of the first floor window. And the lynching commenced. And he was eventually taken to the drug to the courthouse lawn in front of thousands, along with local law enforcement politicians, religious leaders who did nothing. Eventually, as if that wasn't enough. He was eventually burned, and no one was ever held accountable. And no one was ever held accountable. So what does the commission do with a case like this? Today. Your ultimate goal I imagine is trying to figure out exactly what happened to Matthew Williams. Yes, And that is the ultimate goal. And it's important to note that we see the racial terror lynchings of old that took place in Maryland. Directly in relationship to the ongoing racial tear that we're witnessing in the United States. And so that's important to consider when we're looking at this and investigating this today in this fractured America that we're seeing, as relates to race relations on DSO. Yes, The truth is what we're seeking getting to the bottom of it, seeing who indeed was complicity and involved whether it was locals on state government officials because we believed that the descendents are owed this truth. Is the state. I'm in what we hope the citizens of Maryland and decisions of nine states learn from this work that we're undertaking is that truth comes first. And if we have the truth in there could one day possibly be Reconciliation. Charles Davis Jr is the vice chairman of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And he is an assistant professor of conflict resolution and history at George Mason University. Thank you very much for