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What to know about COVID-19 variants' potential spread, impact on vaccines

Morning Edition

04:15 min | 2 weeks ago

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

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A Climate Bomb in the Amazon

Why It Matters

04:54 min | 3 months ago

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

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For Trump, Conservative Catholics Are The New Evangelicals

Morning Edition

03:47 min | 4 months ago

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

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Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

KYW 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 4 months ago

Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

"Lately, and many from the perspective of late night comics Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. There's really only one candidate running for president. Last month, President Trump was the butt of 97% of their jokes compared to 3% for Biden. That's according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University in Virginia. School says it hasn't seen this wide disparity since it began studying the political content of late night comedy in 1990 to the widest previous disparity came in the 2016 campaign. When President Trump was the butt of 78% of the jokes compared to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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Refocusing climate change as a human problem

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

07:06 min | 5 months ago

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

All Things Considered

04:09 min | 5 months ago

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

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Airlines Are Asking for a Second Bailout. Congress Should Say No.

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:00 min | 5 months ago

Airlines Are Asking for a Second Bailout. Congress Should Say No.

"We begin today with airlines their CEO's and union leaders are begging Congress for an extension to the twenty five, billion dollar industry bailout that was part of the cares act travel demand isn't returning fast enough, and now the industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers extend funding before October first, but Congress is fighting and. Preoccupied. So where does that leave the airlines and their employees marketplace's Andy Euler reports according to the Trade Group Airlines for America passenger volume is off about sixty five percent from a year ago and airlines are collectively burning through five billion dollars. Each month CEO Nick Kelly says airlines are asking for six months federal help because hopefully by then we will be over the Hump and we will start to have a pickup and travel by next spring. The conditions of the previous bailout protected workers until October First Kalua warns that up to one hundred, thousand airline employees could soon join the ranks of the unemployed and Robert W man, a former airline executive and industry consultant says a second bailout would help the US economy recover faster when the pandemic Wayne's if the industry were to fall into disrepair if it were to fall into. Destructive restructuring during the pandemic, the question would be, what would you have around to help your on the other side? When exactly we get to the other side of the pandemic it's still murky and Federal Nikkei Day Rusia George Mason University says, another twenty five billion dollars is not going to solve the problem. This is justice coning the inevitable as long as the demand doesn't go back up. This is just basically a band-aid patch. She says bankruptcy would be the best option airlines have shown that they can emerge from restructuring healthier, and she says that needs troubled airlines don't pose a major risk to the economy at large. I made Euler

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After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not

Environment: NPR

08:06 min | 6 months ago

After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not

"Before the earthquake before the NAMI and the nuclear disaster Japan got nearly a third of its energy from nuclear power. But after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven, the country took all of its nuclear reactors off line, which has led Japan to increasingly rely on fossil fuels and also solar power. NPR's cat ORF continues our series on recovery and Fukushima. She only endo is saying a final goodbye. To the home she once shared with her husband and three kids and for Cosima it's less than a mile from the Daiichi nuclear power plant where three reactors overheated and exploded in two thousand eleven. They left fast only taking what they could carry. Their things left nearly exactly as they were the day everything changed to coffee, Cup sit on the kitchen table her daughter's old school uniform is laid out on a bed a calendar on the wall is still flipped to March two thousand eleven. clueless you the kit ago. Muluzi. Nice. This is sad. She says this House System Nice, but we can't come back. She looks around your moon to Ni life is so different diddle do remind us. To start from nothing even less than. A totally reinvent ourselves after the disaster digging up this. She's here to give the keys to government officials. This house will be bulldozed soon and the land used as part of a storage site for radioactive topsoil scraped from the earth and the massive cleanup effort Tschumi heads upstairs. And takes one last look at the bedroom shoes to share with her husband Hitter Yuki. He died a few years ago suddenly. And then she walks back down to hand over the keys. The thing is pretty unceremonious though in reality she only says, she said goodbye to this part of her life. Disaster when her family piled into a car and drove as far south as they go to the southern tip of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Here, she's a single mom to her bubbly ten-year-old son Cagey who was just a baby when the disaster happened, he doesn't remember Shema at all her other two children are grown and live nearby, and she only has found herself within unlikely job running a small solar farm. On a big hill overlooking the tropical landscape Ma hidden is yet. She never imagined. My life would be like this guy when we first moved here, I was in my late thirties my husband was in his forties unanue issue we were like, okay. Do we get new jobs? So we decided to do this. We saw as investment for the future month on her husband worked at the Nuclear Power Plant for over twenty years and for him, the switch to solar was purposeful. He felt that nuclear power had betrayed him do on didn't He grew up really believing nuclear power was safe and then he lost his home to come see today the energy collected by these panels has allowed her to build a new life. The power is sold to the local utility company and brings in thousands of dollars a month when her husband died suddenly a few years ago she only took over the work and the family placed his grave in the center of the solar panels show me walks over to tall marblestone. Hook. With an inscription that says. Good you send do essentially remember that this family is here because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven cocoa use. A message to future generations she explains looking away device. My biggest wish is for renewable energy to take over I mean look at my old home, it's going to be a storage site for nuclear waste. We can't deal with that kind of wasted drivers go. Joey's wish might not come true though her family started their business at the right time. The price was so generous and also delegration was sold loose. So anyone can register. Naida is the executive director of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Policies. In Tokyo, he says in the early years after the disaster Japan pushed renewables to help fill energy gap left after fifty four nuclear reactors were taken off line the. Government offered big incentives, new investors, lots of people like me and her husband jumped on board to build smaller operations. incorporations rushed in to build massive solar and wind farms but also the liberation was more strict compensation dropped. It got increasingly harder for alternative energy producers to connect into the power grid edith says, this was partly due to the big utility companies trying to maintain control and the government allowing. It to happen the sitting kind of a body of to north to Laputa increase anymore, the institutions make a big difference that's Jennifer Sclerosis of George. Mason University she studies energy policy in Japan, and she says, there is technology an interest for renewables in Japan, but the bigger power companies in government need to commit if people in place do not watch to implement policies to empower the economics and the. Technology innovation then it can't happen regardless of how advanced technologies earn regardless of how good the economics look many of the major utilities as well as the Japanese government are still waiting to see if nuclear power can make a comeback and renewables just aren't that reliable yet. So in the meantime, I would assume the defaults going to import gas import coal eater agrees is the most the early sick and Not so optimistic future, but one place in Japan that is optimistic about Renewables Hookah Shema the local government here has set a goal for the entire prefecture. The third largest in Japan to be completely fueled by renewable energy by twenty forty. It's a real turnaround for a place where nuclear power ruled only a decade ago especially in the former exclusion zone near Daiichi, there are solar panels everywhere from small ones on roofs and hillsides to massive mega-farms along highways making use of land available after the disaster some of these panels are run by big developers and others are not. Lake the solar panels on farmer. She get Yuki Corneau's field. He's seventy four years old and this land has been in his family for generations he gestures around it. This is all my land, but it's nonsense. Nonsense because it's relatively useless the wind carried radioactive material here after the disaster and the government has scraped off all the topsoil in decontamination efforts. The farmers here can't really far much anymore. So small local power company came and asked sugar. Yuki if they could rent land for solar panels, he said, yes could you go I was really worried after the nuclear accident how would we get power most of his neighbors also agreed but that means everything is different. Now he says there were Rice patties all around here with tiny frogs that created a kind of soundtrack for his life now it's quiet. He misses the frogs a lot and he says, and he doesn't make nearly the same amount of money as he did farming. But She Yuki says he sees this as a necessary change. He has nine grandkids they all live far away now but they were just in town the other weekend for visit running through the fields. Suze my grandparents farmed here my parents do. But now it's time for Change I've realized it's a new season pitcher. This he says looking out over the solar panels is for future. Generations Khatlon store NPR News Fukushima Japan.

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Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

Pivot

05:03 min | 7 months ago

Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

"Dig. Tech firms are schmoozing regulators into to not doing their jobs. Thirty four anti-trust officials were wined and nine last year by the global anti-trust into the suit, a part of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George. Mason University in Fairfax Virginia basically don't regulate us. Please enjoy this delicious meal. Global Antitrust Institute is funded mostly entirely by big companies affiliated foundations including Amazon Google qualcomm George Mason I covered it when I was at the Washington, Post they were always doing this kind of thing like putting up, you know. Being very friendly to corporate corporate citizens as I recall during this time when they were just getting started. Trying to attract a bigger level of professor there and so talk about this Mr Academics in terms of these things that get funded at universities, you institute Scott. Galloway Institute of Jabal Thank for example. That's right. like it's it's were. Universities are not immune from the lure of capitalism and a big component of. Your ability to get tenure is to get research funded, and it's difficult if you WANNA know. If. You WanNa. Know the outcome and a conclusion of research. Just find who's paid for it. Yeah, and in the case of most academic research. It's a lot of times it's funded. By nonpartisan sources are the university itself, and so if there is a a lease bad version of peer reviewed research, you're GONNA. Find it typically universities, but these think tanks if they're funded by. Certain And we have him on the left care we fund. We found groups to do research to basically support our know our narrative so i. don't think this is anything unusual. The question is abound power in that is. In addition to this think tank Sarah now more fulltime Amazon. Lobbyists making I would bet somewhere between four hundred eight hundred thousand dollars a year. Then there are sitting US senators now one hundred full time lobbyist from Amazon living in DC, taking all of these nice women and men to to golf into dinner and saying hey, we just a big fan of your leadership. We fight to get involved in your campaign by the way when this whole antitrust off comes up. We assume that you're you're for capitalism. Your four consumer lower consumer prices. And this is the danger, but I don't think these think tanks. We have on both sides nervous now whenever I time talking to one today and I was like Oh, where did you get your money? Like I never thought this like in terms of. The university and I was like I'm going to have to check in case, I'm. Saying something that sounded reasonable, but it was sort of like who's paying your bills and you know there was some controversy around some of this Kobe testing of where these these researchers have, it just feels like a lot of steph feels. Bogus like. It feels bogus when they're doing this and they're trying to influence, but I think many some universities are doing real research. Others are much more pay for play and I think that's that's really when I was a does. You've inspired her synapse farmer talking about this when I was? Five years into my Nyu Kerr invited me to a meeting where they were talking about doing some research about around financial markets and the impact on IPO's and They admitted meeting. And there was someone from the Nasdaq, and they were willing to fund it Funds Research and fund even fund center, and as one of the guys in the meeting Professor Bruce Buchanan who I think's one of the clear blue flame thinking economists in the world you know at the end of the meeting, said a not comfortable with the Nasdaq taking money. Money from the Nasdaq for research around the financial markets, because ultimately we're. GonNa end up saying that that the Nasdaq has the right you know. He just wasn't comfortable with private enterprise being injected into academic research, and then the meeting ended and I was like what the hell are you thinking? We have an opportunity to go great research here. Don't so pedantic. And as I've thought about it I'm wrong and he was right. Yeah, you can't help it. You can't help, but if they're paying for like all the smoking ones so much damage in terms of like smoking wants. We're like cigarettes aren't bad. That went on for a long time and Whatever the whatever the research is, it just seems like if it's cooked, it's cooked then. How do you pay for like the university should presumably just pay. Pay For right and live and die on the quality of the research, but that's sort of naive. I suspect you in the majority of about any sort of fifteen year overdue apology to a Professor Buchanan Vice. Chancellor Ingo Walter felt the same way that this was just. This creates too much opportunity for bias research so anyways. Net Net in it's a sample size of one, but Nyu takes that got role being a neutral arbiter very seriously. and. You have these funding you know. I'm thinking of all the different organizations are they seem like the like their criminal justice stuff Very Friedman! It feels like it's really good research right now, and that's the thing it's like who you have. They should at least be very clear about who's paying for it, so you know and and what they might turf. What what the what reports they might put in the drawer like the government is doing right now,

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3 Major U.S. Airlines Suspend China Flights Over Coronavirus

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

3 Major U.S. Airlines Suspend China Flights Over Coronavirus

"Meantime the U. S. is advising against everyone traveling to China from the U. S. causing major US airlines to freeze their flights delta United and American Airlines announced that they were suspending all flights between the US and China American says its suspending flights starting today through March twenty seventh delta and United well wait until February sixth to allow time for customers in trying to leave that country United and American both say they will keep fly hi to Hong Kong meanwhile in our area there's a revolving door of possible coronavirus cases the very latest now in DC two people tested negative for the virus but now health officials are keeping an eye on a new possible case in DC in Virginia a George Mason University student has been cleared but there are two other possible cases one in northern Virginia one in central Virginia we're on top of all these developments and we will bring them to you on air and online of course at W. T. O. P.

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George Mason University student cleared of coronavirus

Larry O'Connor

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

George Mason University student cleared of coronavirus

"At George Mason University bring breathing a sigh of relief this afternoon after test results are back for a student with symptoms consistent with coronaviruses George Mason University student who is tested for corona virus does not have it according to the Virginia department of health a letter sent from student health services to the school community today says public areas continue to undergo additional cleaning and they're still doing communicable disease prevention planning university officials say they are not aware of any other potential cases among students or faculty meanwhile test results have not come back yet for a second person in northern Virginia who may have corona virus

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Health Dept. confirms second possible case of coronavirus in Northern Virginia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Health Dept. confirms second possible case of coronavirus in Northern Virginia

"There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus here in the DC area at least not yet but people suspected of having it are being tested and we learned some new details about that testing the Virginia department of health reports there are now two suspected coronavirus cases in northern Virginia where previously there was only one of George Mason University students in DC another two people are being tested to find out if they have corona virus and the Maryland department of health announced that tests on its only suspected case have come back negative so at this time there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in DC Maryland or

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Washington D.C. braces for potential coronavirus cases

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Washington D.C. braces for potential coronavirus cases

"News there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus here in the DC area at least not yet but people suspected of having it are being tested and we learned some new details about that testing the Virginia department of health reports there are now two suspected coronavirus cases in northern Virginia where previously there was only one of George Mason University students in DC another two people are being tested to find out if they have corona virus and the Maryland department of health announced that tests on its only suspected case have come back negative so at this time there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in DC Maryland or Virginia Michelle bash

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First case of suspected coronavirus reported in Maryland, individual in good condition

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

First case of suspected coronavirus reported in Maryland, individual in good condition

"Evening Maryland is now reporting its first potential coronavirus case it comes as a Virginia man awaits the results of a possible case here in the Commonwealth WTOP is Mike Morello has the latest in Maryland the state says it's transferring its first suspected case to the CDC for confirmation this of course comes after Virginia submitted three potential cases of the CDC two of those have come back negative lab results for a third person a George Mason University student has not come back yet universities as a person lives off campus and a self isolating themselves Dr Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases at the national institutes of health says as potential cases are announced around here this is a low risk to the American public and he says if things change to alter the level of risk the CDC will let them know very promptly about that Mike Morello WTOP news meanwhile we just got this update the death toll in China is now one hundred six more than four thousand people their

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3 potential coronavirus cases in Virginia, 1 at George Mason University

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

3 potential coronavirus cases in Virginia, 1 at George Mason University

"May be a development in our area regarding the corona virus to tell you about a George Mason University student may be one of three people who potentially have the pneumonia like illness in an email the staff and students the university says it's aware of reports about a student recently returned to the school from China who is exhibiting symptoms of the corona virus but it has yet to confirm those reports the email came shortly after the Virginia department of health announced three potential cases in the state one in northern Virginia the other two in central Virginia and as of now there are no confirmed cases in Virginia Dr Lillian peek at the Virginia department of health says there awaiting lab results on the three people from the CDC to confirm they have the illness and she says if you suspect you have it don't just go to the doctor call ahead

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George Mason University student suspected of contracting deadly coronavirus

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:04 min | 1 year ago

George Mason University student suspected of contracting deadly coronavirus

"Two we are also following the latest involving the corona virus the US now has five confirmed cases two new cases being reported today one in Los Angeles and California and the other in Maricopa county in Arizona China saying the death toll now is eighty two thousand seven hundred confirmed cases as we hear of more cases around the nation we may be looking at our freight first case of the coronavirus here a George Mason University student may be one of three people suffering from pneumonia like illness in an email the staff and students the university says it's aware of reports about a student recently returned to the school from China who is exhibiting symptoms of the corona virus but it has yet to confirm those reports the email came shortly after the Virginia department of health announced three potential cases in the state one in northern Virginia the other two in central Virginia and as of now there are no confirmed cases in Virginia Dr Lillian peek at the Virginia department of health says there awaiting lab results on the three people from the CDC to confirm they have the illness and she says if you suspect you have it they'll just go to the doctor call ahead Mike Morello

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Virginia Investigating 3 Possible Coronavirus Cases

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:08 min | 1 year ago

Virginia Investigating 3 Possible Coronavirus Cases

"We could soon be seeing the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in our area and one of region yes first cases may involve a student from China George Mason University says it's aware reports on social media that a student who traveled here from China has similar symptoms so that was caused by the corona virus but he didn't say if those reports are true the message though was accompanied with extensive information on recognizing responding in preventing the spread of the illness which includes calling ahead to medical facilities if you just act you have it the news came not long after Virginia's health department announced three people in the state including one in northern Virginia and two in central Virginia potentially have the Ellis at this point we're waiting for laboratory tests from CDC Dr Lillian peak with the Virginia department of health says those results are expected back by mid week Mike Morello WTOP news and with the virus spreading in China there are now concerns at all major US airports a B. to B. Y. Marshall yesterday a passenger who had been in China were showing flu like symptoms he was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight and referred to a Medical Center for evaluation the person then was cleared and released southwest says the crew was following recommendations from health

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Business leaders see the light of 'moral capitalism' at Davos

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:29 min | 1 year ago

Business leaders see the light of 'moral capitalism' at Davos

"World Economic Forum in Davos is well it is what it is right. Lots of very important people talking about very important things with very debatable actual results so that's important certain context but day one this year today did put a special focus on climate change. And if you've been keeping score the past number of months a lot of companies are actually actually out ahead of all the VIP's The starbucks said today. The Coffee Company would and this is a quote give more than we take from the planet Microsoft promised as we reported yesterday that it's going to recapture all the co two it's ever emitted jetblue says it's going to go. Carbon neutral offsetting what its planes bump into the the air. The investment firm Blackrock as we reported the Federal Reserve the Bank of England are all talk and climate change now so marketplace's Nova Sappho gets is going with Y business. Business and finance are increasingly going. Very shades of green business is having an environmental moment and Vilis Zeller has noticed in the last few through months has taken off boy Zim their tracks the economics of climate change at the new school. He says one reason for that. Acceleration is that disasters art art in the news and some people has no to something has to be done. A recent survey found that three in four Americans are now worried about climate change. That's an all time. High says Anthony Liser Woods of Yale who co published the results many companies are scrambling to try to respond onto this shift in the political social and cultural climate of climate change and the financial risks. It poses starbucks has promised to go what he calls resource source positive. Regenerating more natural resources like drinking water than it uses up. Laser would says companies are responding to pressure from within two employee's want to work where climate change is taken seriously. These kinds of attributes become really really important in trying to attract top shelf talent but what are companies actually promising with terms like carbon negative carbon neutral sustainable Edward Maybach who studies climate change communication at George Mason University. versity says that's a good question. Part of the problem with sort of the whole greening of the corporate sector has been the fact that the terms have been very very vague which Maybach says can make consumers skeptical. I'm Nova Sophos for

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"george mason university" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"george mason university" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Science twenty sixteen affiliated with George Mason University among other places and he attacked you in psychology today many said there that the only thing that might be more perplexing than the psychology of Donald Trump is the psychology of his supporters in their eyes the Donald can do no wrong even trump himself seems to be astonished by this phenomenon he argues that I have to paraphrase or limit the quotes for possibilities the dining Cruger a fact that is some believe that many of those who support Donald Trump do said because of ignorance basically they're under informed or misinformed about the issues at hand talking about you second possibility hypersensitivity to threat sciences unequivocally shown that the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli it may be perceived as threatening these brain responses are automatic and not influenced by logic or reason trump's followers energized and focused on safety again putting you down number three terror management theory when people are reminded of their own mortality which happens with fear mongering there were more strongly defend those who share their world views and national or ethnicity or ethnic identity and act out more aggressively towards those who don't I constantly emphasizing existential threat trump creates a psychological condition that makes the brain respond positively rather than negatively to bigoted statements and divisive rhetoric again he's talking about you or for hi attention engagement essentially the loyalty of trump supporters may in part be explained by America's addiction with entertainment reality TV keeps us on the edge of our seat and for that reason some trump supporters will forgive anything he says they're happy as long as they are kept entertained now as Erin assures us these explanations on apply to all of you fact if you're intelligent he says you know better you're just being rebellious he is nothing but contempt for you I needed to the media but they think enough for you will be persuaded by a constant drumbeat with a big lie for impeachment or obstruction a constitutional crisis or racism the day will finally chi what they've always wanted to achieve and that is to defeat of Donald Trump because they expect you to turn on they want to bring out the Democrat party voters in keep you at home when you're preparing to travel abroad that was from by the way on freedom of the press when you're preparing to travel abroad this summer the one app that needs to be on your checklists is express VPN express VPN doesn't just encrypt your data while you surf the internet on public airport and hotel why fine even let you stream an access content that normally would have been blocked in that country with express VPN you can unblock all your favorite websites have access to the internet just like you would if you were at home express VPN runs in the background of your computer phone then you use the internet just like you normally would.

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"george mason university" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

04:06 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"George Mason University. We're looking at Amazon's plans to cancel their New York City expansion, and perhaps share the wealth spread the various jobs that they need around the the country. They are I believe still building a big headwaters. They were talking about building two additional headquarters of this one in the Arlington Virginia suburb of Washington DC. I believe that is still going to be built, right? That's correct. Yeah. Your thoughts about about. What was brought up in the preceding call by Sharon. Yeah. I think Sharon made some really good points. I'm glad she brought that up because it allows us to address some of the most basic misconceptions about economic development subsidies, and that is the actually change where a company is going to locate or where it's going to expand factual matter is most of the academic research finds that they don't actually change where a firm is going to locate best all they do is change where the firm decides to locate a given region, so it might shift. The the firm location decision from one server one suburb of the city to another suburb of the city. There are other things that are more important tweet firms underlying bottom line production of goods and services or it's access to customers in the number. One thing is the presence of a skilled workforce. Amazon was very clear, and it's announcement it said at least four different times that the reason why they were going to New York in Arlington was. Because of the local workforce. And even when they said that they're leaving New York City. They said they hated to do it because it had such a good tech skilled workforce. And if Amazon had been pursuing subsidies, if they had been changing its mind, then it would have shifted from New York City to across Manhattan to Newark where was being offered over double the subsidies that New York was giving and from Arlington Virginia to Montgomery County, Maryland where Maryland was offering eight times the amount of subsidies. Arlington offer interesting. So I don't know that we've ever had an actual test case here, but if in fact every city in the country got together, and and and signed a pact. We're not offering anything offering Diddley that you would be able to find out if in fact, the changes were made in the actual locations of these these big moves, but I gather that you indicate there's research to indicate that that's pretty much. What would happen? Exactly and Venison's actually, exactly what a communist and politicians are proposing. Now, there's something called an interstate compact that not many people know about, but it exists as part of the US constitution allows the states to cooperate develop a a above the state level, but below the federal level policy. It's how the borders between a lot of states like North Carolina and South Carolina were originally drawn up and the actual port authority of New York. And New Jersey is the result of a interstate compact from about one hundred years ago, so states could voluntarily promised each other not offer subsidies and essentially get out of this whole prisoner's dilemma and sorted game. That we found ourselves up. The sounds like if if private companies did this would be called collusion and antitrust laws would apply. Yes. And no. So it's really just more like trees because it's that's what it's modeled on its modeled on interstates treaties are inter colony treaties that existed even before the US was its own nation. I guess there's a way that you could say it's kind of like collusion. It's collusion in the same way that a treaty between sovereign nations. It it's legal is the point. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. All right. One eight six.

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"george mason university" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"George Mason University in the nation's capital or the nation's capital area I should say he's the author. Of the Republican Workers Party from encounter books under the go to a call here let me just. Note from your the wretched of the earth would Hillary Clinton called these people deplorable she, met, something, a, good, deal, more hateful than. Just people, to be held, in contempt racist sexist homophobic xenophobic, islamophobic you name it she said and of course that simply mitt white identity politics and that led to some interesting charges that anybody who was a Republican was automatically therefore a new light writer of the Ku Klux Klan It would have been funny had it not been so tragically taken as reality Yeah it really was sad actually. You know, I mean first of all the charges that Trump voters, for racist I, mean basically, that's disproven by the voting patterns of of Wisconsin flipped for Republicans employees sixteen But when people looked at the. Tau counties voted I think there were about. Twenty, two of seventy counties that. Voted for, Obama in two thousand eight, and voted for Trump and twenty sixteen. Teams like, racist but but what I really enjoyed that's the wrong, word what I, found fascinating Was some of the coal mining regions and and see the background here is, we're talking about areas that were. Used to be sacred. Ground to the left Harlan county. Kentucky which is there's this TV series justified that set there it. Was seen of a big strike back in the nineteen thirties. There.

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"george mason university" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Right okay I'm sorry I can't I can't really understand you but look I don't think. Any fair minded. Person who wishes the best for President Trump wishes him, more weeks like this one this is not been a good week for the president. And there's, a terrific piece by f h Buckley who is a real Trump loyalist I mean we've had Frank on the show and he was one of the. Really early supporters in the intellectual community teaches at, George Mason University school of law and actually he's now at the Scalia law school which. I think, was what they changed the, name to in honor of judge Scalia inning that Frank. Buckley is a great guy and. He has a piece in the Wall Street Journal the headline is Trump fans acknowledged. His failings of the. President has pursued bad trade policies and feld relations with allies his. Supporters are silence And that doesn't help the president and in terms of the ongoing relationship with the press. It really, does need to improve because, we need to win this election coming up in November. And then we need to make. Sure that a Republican is elected president of the United States in two thousand twenty. Let's go quickly to John in San Antonio California account pardon me Texas you're on. The Michael Medved Show I do disagree with you on that the Muller investigation is a witch hunt then, you disagree. With the, director. Of the FBI the Trump appointed With the permits that if Hillary, Clinton one we wouldn't be fogging about Russia at all and we wouldn't really be. But I do agree that Russia has always been our enemy and. We'll always try to find influenced by. The way you and I don't disagree and I don't think that Look one. Of the things that is very clear and Putin himself admitted it he wanted Trump to win he preferred Trump winning I think he expected that Trump would lose. And that's why they were, doing, all this stuff against Clinton to weaken her because they have some she would be the president but the the point about this is, that it's your right than if Hillary Clinton had won there probably wouldn't. Be, a full investigation, because it would be irrelevant and the problem is that frankly I don't think there, will be a full investigation now if Trump hadn't fired Komi in. The way that? He did and said that the reason he was firing told me was to stop the Russia investigation, look it was problematic and the whole thing, is damaging to the country, and it's it's hurting the administration and we should just get, it over with as soon as possible don't you think because I think that the, vast majority of Americans are Are tired of the screaming on both sides let Muller do his job file a. Report and let the chips, fall, where they may I don't think President Trump or Republicans have anything to fear from the final outcome of the investigation and the administration, will be stronger and healthier when this is behind them we'll be right. Back, on the Medved, show my pillow is now offering a special deal buy one get one free this, offer expires August first so don't delay order now go to mypillow. Dot com use? The promo code Medved's disagreement day the Michael Medved Show.

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"george mason university" Discussed on WWL

WWL

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on WWL

"Another two hundred billion in chinese goods is in retaliation for beijing's matching his first fifty billion and the president warns he'll do it again if beijing responds in kind china calling that move blackmail beranek derradji of george mason university histories our guide unilateral tariff hikes lead to more protectionism the president wants to create a new branch of the military to deal with space matters the us space force cbs's david martin it will be the first new branch of the armed services since the air force was created in nineteen forty seven less than a year ago secretary mattis stole congress i do not wish to add a separate service that would bring with it a whole new bureaucracy and critics say the move could weaken the air force but the president does not see it that way he says the two services would be separate but equal to counties in michigan have been declared disaster areas due to storm related flooding some are calling it a one thousand year flood six to seven inches of rain fell in the up between houghton and handcock washing out a number of roads dan weingarten with the michigan department of transportation or major spots ross but the city of hope suffered some major damage on county roads and city streets as well twelve year old boy had to be rescued from wall collapse in his basement by his father he was airlifted to a hospital the state's opened emergency operation center because of the flooding theft fisher for cbs news detroit according to the latest figures about fourteen percent of us adults were smokers last year that's down from sixteen percent the year before this latest report also shows.

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"george mason university" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on KCBS All News

"The mercatus center at george mason university in washington and we're talking about the tariffs set the president is imposing on china china promising to retaliate here and with news about the fed raising interest rates this week trying to head off inflation and a strong economy you know there's some thought that this is not the best thing to throw into the middle of that ring if they want to try to keep the economy goes unfortunately i think the president's trade war with china is going to undo a lot of the progress we've made on the economy the tax bill in in december the president's deregulatory efforts to job creation gary cohn pointed out just the other day that these tariffs are going to take back a lot of those tax cuts that people were enjoying it's creating uncertainty for business these tariffs are gonna hit supply chains and machines that us companies need to be more competitive so unfortunately the president is undoing with his right hand some of the good things he's done with the left such as the president saying that he's got the back of the american worker with many of these retaliatory tariffs from china poised to actually hurt american industry now that's a bizarre thing about the president's trade policy it seems to be driven by ideology among a small core of his advisers the us business community is dead set against this china's our our number three export market we have investments in china and we sell another three hundred billion dollars worth of goods and services from our affiliates in china it's great for us farmers half of our soybean exports go to china and yet the president is putting it all at risk with this very reckless trade policy towards china dan griswold is with the mercatus center at george mason university in washington dc you're listening to the cbs news weekend roundup i want to laws to be beautiful humane but strong i don't want bad people coming in i don't want drugs coming in.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"The mercatus center at george mason university in washington and we're talking about the tariffs that the president is imposing on china china promising to retaliate here and with news about the fed raising interest rates this week trying to head off inflation and a strong economy you know there's some thought that this is not the best thing to throw into the middle of that ring if they want to try to keep the economy going unfortunately i i think the president's trade war with china is going to undo a lot of the progress we've made on the economy the tax bill in in december the president's deregulatory efforts the job creation gary cohn pointed out just the other day that these tariffs are going to take back a lot of those tax cuts that people were enjoying it's creating uncertainty for business these tariffs are gonna hit supply chains and machines that us companies need to be more competitive so unfortunately the president is undoing with his right hand to some of the good things he's done with the left such as the president saying that he's got the back of the american worker with many of these retaliatory tariffs from china poised to actually hurt american industry now that's a bizarre thing about the president's trade policy it seems to be driven by ideology among small core of his advisers the us business community is dead set against this china's our our number three export market we have investments in china and we sell another three hundred billion dollars worth of goods and services from our affiliates in china it's great for us farmers half of our soybean exports go to china and yet the president is putting it all at risk with this very reckless trade policy towards china dan griswold is with the mercatus center at george mason university in washington dc you're listening to the cbs news weekend roundup i want to laws to be beautiful humane but strong i don't want bad people coming in i don't want drugs coming in.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"The mercatus center at george mason university in washington and we're talking about the tariffs that the president is imposing on china china promising to retaliate here and with news about the fed raising interest rates this week trying to head off inflation and a strong economy you know there's some thought that this is not the best thing to throw into the middle of that ring if they want to try to keep the economy going unfortunately i think the president's trade war with china is going to undo a lot of the progress we've made on the economy the tax bill in in december the president's deregulatory efforts the job creation gary cohn pointed out just the other day that these tariffs are going to take back a lot of those tax cuts that people were enjoying it's creating uncertainty for business these tariffs are gonna hit supply chains and machines that us companies need to be more competitive so unfortunately the president is undoing with his right hand to some of the good things he's done with the left such as the president saying that he's got the back of the american worker with many of these retaliatory tariffs from china poised to actually hurt american industry now that's a bizarre thing about the president's trade policy it seems to be driven by ideology among a small core of his advisers the us business community is dead set against this china's our number three export market we have investments in china and we sell another three hundred billion dollars worth of goods and services from our affiliates in china it's great for us farmers half of our soybean exports go to china and yet the president is putting it all at risk with this very reckless trade policy towards china dan griswold is with the mercatus center at george mason university in washington dc you're listening to the cbs news weekend roundup i want the laws to be beautiful humane but strong i don't want bad people coming in i don't want drugs coming in.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Half the Fun

Half the Fun

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Half the Fun

"So we are spoiler we are recording this for the future and so it is not made the fourth now but what kind of things are you planning on doing to do can you go into more detail what kind of props things are getting are you going to do so honor may before sell a great colleague and friend of ours once gifted me a lightsaber that is pretty realistic that i have kept in my office since i've received it as as a gift and so it's become a tradition among my team which i have to say will eventually be my former team's leaving my position at george mason university but it has become a tradition for us to get together and take a photograph with lightsaber every may the force so while i'm no longer in that role fulltime at clan to return to the office on may the fourth so we can take our final photo together with the lightsaber in celebrate i also have a bb eight dress that stand to bring out since i want to not be at the office in a professional capacity i can wear it so yeah i have some really exciting plants that is awesome yeah i what am i planning on doing i do have a star wars talk so i go where the less subtle one on friday the fourth i still working still in business attire but it is the one with a blueprint of the millennium falcon on it so it subtle and it looks technical but if you look you know for more than thirty seconds you'll realize that it's a superstar worse tie so i will wear that for sure in general my jams are star wars themed so that is a usual baseline for star wars for me and then i might go to rewatch one of the film's one of the fun things that i remember that you and i have done in our friendship in also just lots of downtime traveling together is we re watched all the star stock amenities which was really cool i definitely wanna talk about that the film entries.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Super Station 101

"Four laura no matter where you are listening would love to hear your opinion on that trust me you're going to be here in mind no question about that from there we're going to be talking to frank buckley who's a law professor at george mason university the acclaimed author of the republic virtue wouldn't be talking about the travel ban why so important well supreme court made a monumentous decision stepped up supports the president what does this actually mean what does it mean for the president going forward i've got some numbers i'm going to share with you later which are pretty astounding when we compare injunctions and what the president has faced and what other presidents have been faced so we're gonna be talking quite a bit about that and then in our last hour we're going to be speaking to a couple of really anxious folks about what's going on today with respect to dhaka i've got a couple of on that and i'm i'm gonna share them with you we're gonna start off really kind of getting into that and again curry net a lot more in the in the third hour this morning but i just want to cite something real quickly and of course would love you to call in on the daca thing as well because i'm you know let me just say this right so district court district of columbia federal toward such an appointee of president george w bush and he held on tuesday that the recession of dhaka and for those of you that don't dhaka's us a lot to the acronym means deferred action for childhood arrivals judge says was arbitrary and capricious because the department of homeland security failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful how do you figure that i'm really scratching my head here how do you figure that now needed a meager legal reasoning nor the assessment of litigation risk provided by d h s to support its recession decision is sufficient to sustain termination of the daca program i'm outraged you should be outraged by this daca was ordered to be reinstated and dhs must accept and process new as well as renewal dock applications i want to.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Warm Regards

Warm Regards

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Warm Regards

"My i don't think we have data you know in terms of looking at how much march or event like that moves the needle but we do know we did do is study with george mason university before and after pope francis issued the encyclical but more importantly came to visit in new york because that was a really important moment because i talked about how previously and sort of historically the main messengers have been democrats are mala scientists whereas pope francis was really a new voice from a whole new domain now you're talking about engaging catholics and others who really respect him and we're not used to hearing a message about climate change from him and he spoke very clearly about climate change so we did it before and after study of that and there was significant change detectable even with a national survey people increase their belief that global warming will cause moderate a great deal of harm to be developing countries for example by about fifteen percentage points and then worry about global warming changed by eight percentage points just because of his speech in in new york in fact many people hadn't even heard of the encyclical it was really his you know his appearance and his message that got through so that affect was substantial i don't know i think there's debate and in fact i think it probably didn't last in terms of having it's more like a bump in time and then things kind of go back to normal but i do feel like when you get multiple events like this these are contributing to a general upward trend in awareness and concern but batang to win particular event or person is really difficult kinda like climate and weather.

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"george mason university" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on WCHS

"The because what the patent trial board does is it creates the ability for someone literally cancel your property right right out from underneath you so you can't even bring that trespass lawsuit we're going to get some of the details here about this process as it now exists in a second right now call from robert in burlington vermont all the jimbohannon joe with professor adama's off of the scalia law school at george mason university this proposal patents had a utility patent and the time has run out on it the question is would it is cheaper to make a a an improvement to my existing pat or would i how did i send my idea thank you for the question and i and my i you really should talk to a patent lawyer who can investigate your invention investigate what you have to come up with any follow on inventions and can give you proper legal advice as to how to properly secure the fruits of your productive labourers but you know but you know you represent a lot of what this country has been founded upon i listed some of the names edison graham bell alexander graham bell nikola tesla the wright brothers individuals who have obtained who come up with a new great idea produce the invention gotta property right in it for a patent system was able to take it out into the market commercialize it sell it license it do what all property rights owners do so and that was that's been the basis of the driver of economy because you know a lot of great inventors are not good business persons you don't want them to be business persons they want them to be inventing henry ford who was a very very good friend of thomas edison and personally loaned him millions of dollars and lost that money because edison thought he was a good businessman and he wasn't henry ford famously said of thomas edison he's the world's greatest inventor and the world's worst businessman.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Remso Republic

Remso Republic

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Remso Republic

"Definitely definitely so i i was a member of the libertarian party from around twenty twenty twelve through twenty fifteen left became a sell out republican and now this is where i'm kind of at these days so i haven't really been keeping a flow what's been going on but tell me a little bit about yourself if you always been a member of the libertarian party have you always been libertarian for that matter and eventually kind of pushed you say you know what why not give the senate thing shot yeah so loaded questions ribs of the good questions and i'll tell you just a couple of things first let me start with who i am because people have no idea right i'm a for jinyan first and foremost born in newport news for jinyu graduated from hampton high school graduate from george mason university in and in a finishing up a a master's in religion of all things at reformed the logical seminary appear in mclean my father was a teacher he taught a well got his degree at vcu taught in hampton roads for thirty years my mother went to christopher newport university into old dominion also teachers well we can actually trace my family back to sixteen seven place called jamestown we've been here a long long time we're invested we know that i know the state of one side down the other and so that's that's a married mary twenty years this year has five children on a home school father so that's a little bit about me in a nutshell my my work of spent twenty years.

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"george mason university" Discussed on WCHS

WCHS

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on WCHS

"The mercatus center at george mason university a nationally syndicated columnist good evening good to have you on tonight thank you for having me let's start with that last comment on earth the irony is that we are now hearing from democrats leica don byer of virginia asking how are we going to find any more money and how much more debt as they were certainly a quite a role reversal taking place on capitol hill but i must say during the campaign and his first year plus as president you haven't heard the president refer to the words debt or deficit very often have you know an impact a eight of the union he never ever paid even paid lip service who cutting the debt or to uh o to reducing the size of government and as much as i like you think that democrats are just kind of funny through some of my hear them talk about um you know talk about how it's it deficits are bad i mean i will give them something it's quite stunning that's we're gonna have to have the first the next five years an average of deficit as big as during the obama years amid at least obama had an excuse he was doubling troops in afghanistan not that i approve of this and he had a recession and his hands now we're most feared piece um and we have the economy growing and yet the government and spending is growing it makes no sense well the the this would be bad it's not bad for us it's wonderful bruszt it's like being able to write hot checks it's like making a fifty thousand a year but the living like you were making ninety thousand a year it's it's for the people who white of having to pay your debt maybe in that example perhaps your kids in your grandkid's and certainly unity federal example our kids and our grandkids because this is going to be paid for with taxes it's going to be paid for by putting it on the gross national credit card yes and and uh and of course we can't we did the.

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"george mason university" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Yet and they're also not gonna be great within attracting people with people so you don't want to be the person that takes the x ray or is the x ray tack that is getting ready for the doctor you want to be the duck her does it involve creativity and coming up with clever solutions and does it require working with an unpredictable environment those three things or what your kids and you should be preach into your kids and talking to your kids about on their future career or your future career those three things i contend that the current education system is it does require it is teaching people how to socially interact and use social intelligence but it is putting you in a box on that because it's killing the other two things does it require creativity and coming up with clever solutions no there's no clever solutions they'll tell you exactly what the answer is and you dare not disagree and the third one is does it require working in an unpredictable environment no every colleges a safe zone we are killing the opportunity for our kids via using this kind of educational system now there is a there is an actual of professor that is me as part of this institution who is just written a new book the case against education case against education from a professor i love that obrien kaplan he's the author of the book he's an economics professor at george mason university and he joins us now brian how are you good i'm very good genetic m how do you how do you respond to those three questions and the idea that the educational system is teaching our kids to live in a box that no longer exists or will no longer exist well the truth is that the economy is changing much more slowly than people realize the hightech sectors that you're talking about small part of the economy the wall was changing lot more between 1945 in the '70s it has malign thirty years so i'm specifically talking about the thinking creatively in thinking out of the box.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Business Daily

Business Daily

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Business Daily

"Specialist at the mercatus center at america's george mason university there's been a lot of scepticism since the very early days but bitcoin has withstood criticism of its purpose criticism of its design and its technology and criticism of its underlying economics in its proven itself to overcome those challenges and really thrive really as it proved those things wrong i mean it may approved the technology but people just think it's just a bubble sure indeed you might see some people who are looking at the hype who are just trying to get in i get rich quick scheme in perhaps investing without knowing much about it but if you look at the longterm trajectory of bitcoin business something that has been said about it since it was only three dollars per pit kuwait right every time that it has a a slight price increase you see people predicting its death i think if you look at the history of bitcoin you see entrepreneurs in technologists and developers get involved in contributes value to the project most importantly the network has not been attacked it hasn't been hacked and the hash power continues to increase which means that is more secure but here's the problem people on trading it and use it as a normal currency people borrowing bitcoin simply to hold it it just becomes one of those things like gold or something which you just simply hold because all the people want it to it's not a currency i mean doesn't that matter when people are using the currency he look at the data plenty of people use it for merchant services for purchasing goods and services in transacting it fundamentally allows people to make transactions to anyone in the world without having to rely on a third party is led reasons by gold took off as he currency thousands of years ago it was portable hurry it was a consistent it's divisible everybody recognised its value in it took off theses have been like bitcoin it has a lot of the same properties but on top of that it can't be confiscated so there's no government there's no corporation there's no bank that can take.

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"george mason university" Discussed on Triangulation

Triangulation

01:41 min | 4 years ago

"george mason university" Discussed on Triangulation

"About your passion for this discovery and well as you mentioned the book is on amazon i'm at george mason university and i teach to research there on in terms of finding out about what's going on in this field i think the best place is that nasa website it has links to all the major missions that nastase involved in the kepler mission that james where the hobble you gotta find links to the plans for for tests an and and for the future even more impressive missions uh many of the discoveries that are related to nasa or announced uh on on that uh and that website and in their links from they're going all over the place but i i usually stop there first twin i'm looking for information about a new aspect of of planetary sciences astronomy that i'm not familiar with because very quickly your come up to date on what the the most recent issues or discoveries are and you can jump right into the literature from their so the nasa website i think is just wwwreadygov is really a good starting point and of course uh i i love communicating by email with with students are anyone in and i do this can almost continually these discussions i think are very important in our own growth and appreciation of the universe but sharing this is something i think that we really can do a better job of can we can do a better job of sharing the thrill of discovery and what we are discovering explaining the the consequences for for people who are not involved in this.

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