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The Articles of Impeachment against Trump Is About To Be Implemented
"Are underway in Washington right now to impeach the President. President Trump's phone call the Georgia secretary State could be part of impeachment evidence. The impeachment push make it a boost from secretary of State Grand Rapids Burger, who believes the president was trying to intimidate him in the call. I think it was obviously a veiled threat, maybe a direct threat. Speaking to CBS 60 minutes. Rapids. Berger says he showed courage by not backing down Georgia voting implementation manager gave Sterling has asked what it's like to push back against the president of the United States. Just like having a shovel in your hand and tried empty the ocean Rapids burgers name is specifically mentioned in the initial draft of the impeachment articles.
Why The Housing Market Is Booming In A Bad Economy
"Glenn kelman has been the ceo of redfin for fifteen years and he says for all that time people looking for a home always put this one thing as their top priority rich poor urban rural people buying homes always had this one big question. What about the commute. The commute to work. Yes it's the old real estate mantra right of time immemorial location location location and most of the time. Those locations were big cities. Were most of the jobs were concentrated and as a result buying home in these cities had become kind of blood sport. The new york real estate market the san francisco real estate market. These were insane markets where there were bidding wars with twenty thirty forty buyers glimpses smaller cities rural areas. Were just a different world. In fact over the last few years housing sales had been a little sluggish and there was a bunch of speculation. About why millennials weren't buying houses. And what was going on. Yeah that has changed. The national association of realtors announced that from may to june just as the covid nineteen crisis was bearing down on businesses and millions of people were losing their jobs pending home. Sales rose more than sixteen percent. That's the biggest monthly rise on record. That is crazy to me because you know like in every five americans is on unemployment like i. It's like blowing my mind that homeownership rates might also be going up or that there's kind of a real estate boom but it sounds like there is well. It's white collar professionals who are able to work from home in some ways. This is a sign that the economy is just officially split in two. You have people who are worried about unemployment benefits running out and at the same time you have other people who are able to work from home and thinking about the home all the time and that's where they want to spend their money. These are the people who are really benefiting now because even if the economy is going through a crisis for them it's not crisis just sale. Glenn says that for the people who were lucky enough to have kept their jobs. A huge number of them are working from home now. And that's changed everything the traffic to listings that are in towns with populations of less than fifty thousand people is up eighty seven percent in other words. It's no longer location location location. It's more like space space space. And glenn says he's also seeing a big migration of people out of big cities like new york l. a. chicago and san francisco to smaller cities. Like palm springs tucson austin grand rapids and nashville and tiny san francisco and new york apartments. That used to have forty people. In a bidding war people have been leaving those places in droves tanya zapata and her husband moved to san francisco about seven years ago at the time they got one of those overpriced apartments in san francisco but a couple of months ago tanya and her husband noticed that a lot of people were moving out of their high rise. I started seeing a lot of people moving out of the building and tiny and her husband started to think maybe they have the right idea and they started looking around on the internet and then one day my husband saw this house and not by which is in the middle of vineyard and and the house is so beautiful because you have been yards all around the house It has space with fruit trees and also Raised beds for for growing your own vegetables. So we were like this is amazing. Go to napa. The house was not cheap. In fact it was about twice the rent that they were paying in san francisco but it had more than three times. The amount of space also their parents could move in with them. They had this big yard and all this land for their daughter to run around. Glenn kelman ceo redfin. He says people are making tania's calculation every day now paying the same amount of money that they're paying city but getting way more space for example he is seeing a lot of requests for extra bedrooms for parents and grandparents and requests for extra rooms for offices and home gyms
Electoral College formally affirms Biden's presidential win
"Officials gets right there. The detroit pistons wave liangelo ball a move that scott his dad lavar slamming the pistons organization. Liangelo signed non-guaranteed exhibit ten contractor earlier this month which gave him a camp invite and also an opportunity to compete for a spot with a grand rapids drive. Will i guess the pistons had seen enough of him. We didn't see him in any preseason game. A preseason games excuse me. He was listed with an ankle sprain on sunday before his release. None of that though mattered to dad he took aim at the pistons. Calling the franchise raggedy as hell. He said the people in detroit are great. I love the fans. But the franchise over there as rag is raggedy as hell. They don't know a good player. He went on to say that the
US Election 2020: Biden and Trump make final pitches to voters
"Joe Biden today marks their last day out on the campaign trail, and you could hear it in what they had to say it rallies last night and into the wee hours this morning here was Joe Biden in Cleveland. It's time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home. We're done. We're done with the chaos. President. Trump, meanwhile, was in Grand Rapids in the pivotal swing state of Michigan predicting victory We're going with you. So we want to do it just like last, But let's give me a little bit more margin than that, you know?
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"In Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he ended his campaign four years ago and hopes to repeat his 2016 Michigan victory. The Trump campaign tells Fox News that the president needs a margin of 350,000 in votes cast on Election Day here in Michigan. It projects a margin of 400,000. The president won Michigan and 2016 by just 10,000 votes. That was his smallest margin of victory in anything in 2016 boxes. Man Finn, the president headed back to Washington. He plans to spend The election might at the White House. If Joe Biden has his way they'll need boxes should be loud and clear. It's time for Donald Trump tow package bags and go home. The former vice president with a drive up event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, insisting again that he has no plans to end fracking. Mr Biden plans to watch the returns from his home in Delaware. Fox News Democracy 2020 Coverage of election Day Tuesday, Watch on the Fox News Channel and listen on the Fox News APP. Twitter announcing new rules about who can Tweet election victory claims that when saying it's to protect the integrity of meaningful political debate, it may also delete tweets it says are aimed at interfering in elections or encouraging violence. Certain accounts will be slapped with a warning label for claims of victory before it's official or independently projected by at least two national news organizations. Fox's Lillian will reports. Facebook is also announcing restrictions on postings with election victory claims. North eastern.
Trump and Biden in final swing state blitz
"Of campaigning in states critical to the election outcome. Biden is holding onto his national polling leader, Lo Que swing states. They are tightening American's head to the polls. Those who haven't voted by post of course. Our senior international edited Jody Shiny. Schneider is with me on the line. Jodi. So the closing arguments from each candidate. It's about the efficacy, I would say in terms of declaring victory. Yeah, they're making their arguments. Certainly on some of the policy issues. They've been talking about Joe Biden, saying America can't afford another four years of President Trump's policies, particularly regarding the Corona virus, and combating it on President Trump doing the same, saying it Joe Biden administration would be devastating for the economy and the markets, but they're also both talking actually about voting and about what's happening with the vote. Joe Biden's campaign manager, argued that the former vice president says former vice president's success getting early votes and steady pulling lead means that any path for president Trump would mean he'd have to get victories in three states where both counting is expected to take days or longer, including in Pennsylvania. President Trump, for his part, is saying that the Democrats are tryingto already declare him a loser and that they don't want there to be an early victory for President Trump. So President Trump is making the case that he wants these things counted right away by this team was cautioning that states likely to be both quotes and decisive. Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin will likely take days to count. Okay. So any any great expectation for tomorrow morning sitting on this set with clear articulated that message, by the way, That's the vice president. Jody. We just got him up on the screen as we're talking to you. Hey, is in Grand Rapids in Michigan, speaking in the final sweep, So did Joe Biden. This early voting, Serge? Doesn't give him the inside track because it just depends Which poll? I look out if we look a Quinnipiac University, Jody Biden days ahead by five points in Florida. Full points in Ohio. He's 11 points ahead nationally. Is this driven by the early voting, Jody? Well, the former vice president has been ahead in the polls for months. Early voting seems to indicate that certainly that the analysis with early voting is that it does favor the Democrats that this is a big push for the Democrats. This push to make sure to vote by mail well About early so that you would make sure that be voting given the Corona virus and fears about crowding at polling places. It does appear to favor the Democrats. Now in terms of the past, though, the the former vice president really needs to win some of those key swing states that Hillary Clinton did not seek out the victory in 2016. Michigan, where she lost by about 10,000 votes is going to be very critical. Pennsylvania, where she also lost by by about 40,000 votes is huge. For Joe Biden in Florida, of course, is always in that mix. So he has to get some of these keys swing states, and that's why you've been seeing him there as much as he's been. President Donald Trump needs to also win a swing states and he needs to hang on to North Carolina and Arizona, which some say are going to maybe into the blue camp. Okay, So let's see tomorrow morning. We're
Campaign Coming to a Close as Trump and Biden Visit Swing States
"Trump, Joe Biden and their running mates are said to campaign across swing states today. NPR's Sam Greenglass reports on the final Sunday of campaigning. In the 2020 elections. Joe Biden will spend the rest of the 2020 campaign in Pennsylvania. Today. He's in Philadelphia, and on Monday he will join up with his running mate, Kamala Harris, to blanket the state. Today. Harris campaigns in Georgia and North Carolina President Trump is hitting five states today. Michigan, Iowa, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. We'll keep a similarly packed schedule. On Monday, the president will close out the campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recreating his last stop of the 2016 campaign that delivered him Michigan and the White House. Sam bring GLASS NPR news
Obama lends a hand as Biden and Trump launch final campaign blitz
"Barnstorming battleground states. I'm joking here on Fox News, the presidential campaigns packing in all the events they can in the last few days before the election, Mr President Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Former Vice President Joe Biden Man, his former boss, President Obama, campaigning in Detroit and Flint, Michigan ahead of Tuesday's vote, belief in hard work and family and faith, the belief that everybody counts. That's who Joe is. President Trump with four stops crisscrossing the state of Pennsylvania. Joe Biden was shut down your economy, Wipe out your factories and shut down your state. Ship your jobs to China. Raise your taxes. The president with 10. More campaign stops planned in two days ending where he wrapped up his campaign in 2016, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday night Boxes. Jeff Man, also
Trump to hold 14 rallies in final three days of campaign
"President Trump plans a dizzying schedule in the final three days before you Election day. The president is scheduling 14 rallies over the weekend and Monday. We'll have four rallies in Pennsylvania alone on Saturday. He'll also hit Michigan twice, including his final rally Monday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other states on the schedule include Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
President Trump set to hold three rallies in Michigan
"Trump and former vice President Biden are competing for votes in swing states of the Midwest. The campaigns have planned a Siri's of stops in Michigan. Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer has accused Trump of stoking acts of hate, like the recent foil plot to kidnap her W deities, Quinn Klinefelter reports. President holds an airport rally in Oakland County today, his second time in Michigan this week. He's also scheduled to hit Sterling Heights and swing Macomb County Sunday before campaigning Monday in conservative Grand Rapids. That's where Trump held his final rally in 2016, an event that helped him win Michigan by just under 11,000 votes, his narrowest margin of victory and route to the White House. Democratic nominee Joe Biden encounters on Halloween Saturday by making a joint appearance in Michigan with former president Obama and pushing for Ah, hi voting turnout among black, Hispanic and younger voters who failed to show up in large numbers four years ago. For NPR News. I'm Clinton. Klein Filter in Detroit in
Washington, DC - Alleged militia members discussed kidnapping Virginia governor, FBI agent says in court
"Details Now on another breaking story. We're following anti government paramilitary groups that plotted to kidnap the governor of Michigan also Oh, discussed kidnapping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. That was the testimony this morning from an FBI agent and a court hearing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Special Agent Richard Trask said the discussion about Governor Northam happened during a meeting in Ohio back in June. He said Members of an anti of anti government groups from several states were at that meeting Frasca as part of the investigation that led to six men being arrested in charge last week with planning to kidnap Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Seven other men are facing state terrorism charges related to that hearing is taking place or a judge can decide whether some of the accused man should be detained before a trial.
6 alleged militia members arraigned on terrorism charges
"Learning more about arrested yesterday when the FBI revealed, what they say was a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor, rhetoric Whitmer the state file terrorism charges against members of a local right wing. Croup. Local television station, W., X. M I in West Michigan reports back in May one of the men charged the state's attorney general appeared on stage at an anti whitmer protesting grand rapids with the sheriff of nearby Berry. Cownie was a guest speaker reporter at that Station interviewed the sheriff who I said he wasn't very familiar with the case, but then seemed to take a pretty striking position for a law enforcement officer. Being on stage of the guy who's now being charged in a plot to kidnap the. It's just a charge and they say a plot to kidnap and you gotta remember that are they trying to kidnap because a lot of people are angry with the governor and? They, want her arrested. So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnapping attempt because you can still Michigan if it's a felony, you can make a felony arrest and I think it's MC l. seven, six, four, point four or something like that point five somewhere on there. And it doesn't say if you're elected office that you're exempt from that arrest. So. I have to look at it from that angle and I'm hoping that's more what it is. In fact, the these guys are innocent till proven guilty. So I'm not even sure if they had any part in it. Okay. The men arrested that he was one of whom he was in a picture with at a rally appear to have been embedded in a larger movement both online and in real life of extremists that have been targeting the governor Michigan. NBC. News reporter Ben Collins has a piece today that explores all of those connections and he joins me now ben I I just want to get your. Reaction I mean that you know the sheriff saying look maybe they were just trying to make a citizen's arrest and actually that's fine because I've looked at the state law and the State Law says you can. It doesn't matter if you're elected official was a little striking but made me think that maybe this was something that had been in the discourse among the kinds of people who've been protesting the governor. This people 'cause play as going to kidnap people all the time. It's hard to know when exactly they're serious they talk about this frequently in fact, in these texts, they didn't just have a vague plan to arrest arrested personally citizen's arrests are, which is also home. Alicia thing in driver Wisconsin where they thought you would have a trial and another guy said, hey, why don't we just go to our front door shooter? That's the sort of rhetoric that they were talking with. This was that guy is not correct is not a living in reality with the rest of us because you know he he has a compatriot, they're basically in these militia movements are trying to not just organized with each other but organized with local police to create a a a movement with within themselves. They do this on social media do this real life at these rallies it's very dangerous and something that we're seeing constantly authored the essays. Yeah, there's been. There's been real alarm bells rung about sort of the the law enforcement and extremists. Intermingling or extremists inside law enforcement the at a piece about the oath keepers which is. One of those groups, what are you? What have we learned about these these individuals who are who've been accused and charged in this particular case and what they're kind of worldview was. Sure. So there from a hodgepodge of various different militias, conspiracy movements that happened on the Internet now. There's an umbrella term for this called the Bugaku. Now out, the Google comes from a fortune meam or ten is an extremist website in the boo blue comes from the term civil war to electric Google sounds like a joke sounds very funny or whatever. It's not. This is a very serious thing. militia movements have used this to recruit in these extreme spaces and on facebook as well and they take people who are just like gun communities or a libertarian communities in try to gain the algorithm to get people into these spaces. So a couple of these people were seen wearing Hawaiian church. Google blue outfit. If you will two of them were actually at this liberate Michigan protests that happened a few months ago. The president tweeted liberate Michigan. Then there were these people on the you at the capital. Two of those people were at that exact. So. This is a real life movement. It's an online movement in certain converging right now. Look Chris. I think, let's say the quiet part of your worries. This is not going to go away in in November and December it's going to get more and more dangerous in the more people you talk to who are extremism researchers realized that it's at fever pitch right now people are ramping up very excess. So we're all very scary. Frankly we're we're in this purgatory were about to see things really hoping we're we're not about see things happening, but they keep talking about it in these in these faces thankfully now, they're going to be some arrests.
Political Ad Nauseam
"As much as campaigns want to keep spending secret federal law actually requires TV stations around the country to disclose all the political ads, the campaigns by and those TV ads account for something in the ballpark of sixty percent of campaign ads. Spending a lot of the rest is stuff like Google and facebook ads at those companies actually don't have to disclose as much information about the ads. So today we're going to focus on. TV. Spending the majority of the spending. So think of the United States as a giant game board to campaigns walk around the board they put some of their ad money down this part. Of the country a little bit more over here, and the way they put that money down tells us what places they think are most important for winning the election. If you're looking just at the state level, the bronze medal goes to Wisconsin Sixty, four, million dollars, worth of TV ads they're not surprising. Wisconsin was one of those states that trump flipped from the democratic column back in Two Thousand Sixteen Silver Medal Pennsylvania with one hundred, seven, million dollars worth of TV ads also not surprising Purple State with twenty electoral votes and in first place with one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars America's favorite election meltdown waiting. Oh Florida, my beloved Florida. Now, this is just are beginning calculation. We're going to dig in more, but there are lessons to learn just looking at the big picture the big campaign game board. Yes. So so take Florida this is not a monolithic place. You're going to have super republican areas like the panhandle and then big democratic areas around places like Miami and you might imagine that the most. Cost effective thing is for the Republicans to completely pull out of the democratic strongholds and vice versa. But in fact, neither political party is doing that the whole state is getting bombarded with ads from both sides Daniel. Butterfield. From the Super PAC PRIORITIES USA she says it can start to turn into something like an arms race. So when you see your opponent spending money in a market, it really raises The question of should I be spending money there to to keep up area competitive and if you want to understand why political spending just keeps going up, it's at least partly because of his arms race if your opponents bins more in, Tampa you have to spend more in Tampa which in turn makes the cost of ads in. Tampa that much more expensive. Next thing you know you blue one. Hundred thirty, three, million dollars in Florida. Danielle says, the arms race thing is not just irrational fear. There's a real electoral cost to waving the white flag in a particular area. If you're in an ad market and your opponent clears out, that is great news for you. You have the airwaves to yourself. Your advertising goes a lot further in terms of impact than if you have to opponents that are. Driving opposite messages is there like a particular tipping point to that that sort of campaign folks like you gotTa. Spend the twenty percent otherwise. Like what counts as as not being drowned out. Good? Yeah. There is actually a lot of areas some data behind like what is the particular percentage that is required? It's I'd say that's probably more of a secret sauce that I wouldn't necessarily WanNa name on this podcast for you know that numbers, you're just tell me. I I. Know. Roughly what percentage I think is useful is, is it twenty three percent? You got it. But okay. So fine lots of money being spent in Florida but this is not a very specific answer to our question who is the most expensive voter we want to be more granular, which is why we got her hands on a more precise data set. Thank you advertising analytics. This data set is GonNa let zoom in on every single television market in the entire country. So for example, we know that forty million dollars has been spent in the Orlando Daytona. Beach Melbourne market. Compare that to the grand rapids, Kalamazoo Battle Creek Michigan market where it's twelve million dollars and sure there's more people in Orlando but still, how are the campaigns arriving at exactly forty million and exactly twelve million to help answer that we brought in some help Michael Beach. CEO. Crushing Media Michael Runs an advertising analytics company now, but he has worked in the past for the presidential campaigns of George W Bush John McCain Mitt Romney, and the reason we wanted to talk to Michael is his whole job. is to figure out where companies or sometimes political campaigns should place millions of dollars. Worth of ads Michael has all this fancy proprietary software. If you're an advertiser, he can tell you whether you should be focusing your ads on like Republicans, with Minivans are Democrats ride motorcycles or neither. He's got all these different attributes in his computer thousands of attributes for. Anything from certain partisanship to likelihood to buy a Ford truck into those do those specific categories correlate. Yes and no it like it's pretty geographic if you're looking at northeast, Ohio or you're you know. You're in Alabama in the Senate race. that. Wouldn't be a probably a good signal. Reich is like. As owner everyone drive structure. Now, the reason we went to Michael is because we thought it might be interesting to look at how many dollars were being spent on any given swing voter swing voters in theory are people who might be influenced by a political ad. The problem is it is very hard to pin down exactly how many of these people are out there but Michael Software can at least take a stab at it what is GonNa do is go through all these data sets to first identify how many likely voters there are in a particular TV market and then identify which of those has even the tiniest probability of changing their vote and a lot of this calculation is just sifting out the diehards. If you are somebody who voted in the last five, Democratic primaries were every year you donate to the R. N. C. You are out. But maybe your party affiliation switched a couple of times. Maybe you're a first time voter that may put you in this bucket the basically using generic party model and generic it's party not not candidate. Driven in other words, we're estimating voters chances to swing between Democrat and Republican as opposed to trump and biden specifically. But there's still does give us a way to compare across TV markets and when you re ranked the country based on dollars spent per swing voter the markets are not in Florida. In fact, the top five ad markets are all in Pennsylvania and number one on that list where campaigns are spending around ninety dollars per likely swing voter. Is My home television market the region in western Pennsylvania in and around Erie Pennsylvania. Okay. So Kenny you grew up there like what is it? What is the what are we talking about just to be clear I grew up in Meadville which is south of Erie, but it's in the market and like yeah, this is a region with a lot of manufacturing jobs these jobs have been leaving. It's predominantly white its having the. Same kind of brain drain problem that a lot of the other parts of the so-called rust belt are having. But look like I don't know anything about who a potential swing voter would be in the Erie television market. This is why we have Michael's fancy software. It can help us understand who that is. What can we know about the Eerie Market area? How does it compare to the rest of the country? Like who's there? It opened up my magic machine here. Michael Punches Eerie plugs in a few numbers so it's running. Then he opens up a tab that lets us compare the Erie population as a whole to just the likely swing voters. So now I look at in. Eerie. For instance, the average adult is fifty three years old if you just take the whole population in the market. Target, audience if you said. swing likely to turn out is forty seven other words. Michael's machine is telling us that the average swing voter is is six years younger than the average, their forty, seven years old, and the other incredible thing about Michael's machine is that it's also able to spit out this whole media plan for how to reach those people. The machine can name the single TV show watched by the most swing voters. Each week that show in the Eerie area is the OT on Fox football shows or wrap up of the day's games. That'd be fair. that is one of the most watched shows in the entire country. But the numbers do show that in terms of efficiency like sports would be a pretty good way to get your ad in front of a decent chunk of swing voters in Erie Pennsylvania Espn you can reach sixty percent on eerie and a week. Again, this target in this market if the secret to understanding what the campaigns are thinking is to learn where the most money is being spent per swing voter. That place
Joe Biden in Michigan
"Presidential nominee, Joe Biden went to Grand Rapids, Michigan and delivered a campaign speech. Now Now everyone everyone was was socially socially distance, distance, and and the the former former vice vice president president did did wear wear a a mask. mask. But But technically, technically, according according to to the the CDC, CDC, since since he he was was in in the the room room with with President President Trump, Trump, he he was was supposed supposed to be Quarantine for 14 days. Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer was asked on CNN's state of the union if she was concerned about the vice president being in her state. I didn't because, you know, we know that Joe Biden has been taken. This virus seriously has been following the science. The Trump Administration, on the other hand, has been misleading. America has been ridiculing mask wearing Has downright undermined the efforts that governors like me and earlier guests. Governor DeWine have been trying to get people to mask up. This fire's doesn't care who you are. It doesn't care what side of the aisle you're on. It doesn't care what Side of the state line you're on. It is still very present. Joe Biden has been following the science and modeling the kind of behavior that we should all be emulating because our lives are on the line. And as far as Michigan Supreme Court, striking down the governor's Corona virus executive orders she has one solution. Vote him out of office, Mr Gander. Opportunity to weigh in on our Supreme Court on this November 3rd ballot and hoping they elect McCormick and Welsh because we've got to have justices who do the right thing and follow the rule of law. More news online
Trump to travel to military hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis
"Won't read Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, the White House says. I'll be there a few days working while docks keep an eye on him. Sources close to the president say he's tested positive for Cove it and as symptoms, including a low grade fever, chills, congestion and a cough. Before I left the White House. The president recorded a short message. Thank everybody for the tremendous support. I'm going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I'm doing very well. President Stocks is Mr Trump is being treated with an antibody cocktail, aspirin, vitamin D and other meds. Mrs Trump tested positive but has no symptoms. Joe Biden, Democratic presidential challenger at a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says that he's praying for the recovery of the president and first lady urging people to wear masks. Chuck Stevenson ABC News So
Biden And Harris Test Negative For The Coronavirus, Wish Trumps Swift Recovery
"All right back to our top story today. Of course, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for Cove in 19. His Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, and his wife, Dr Jill Biden. Also testing today I'm Bo Eriksson in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both Joe and Jill Biden tested negative for the covert 19 virus on Friday, according to a statement released from Biden's doctor. Thes. Negative test results come after both President Donald Trump and the first lady tested positive for the crown of virus. Biden is proceeding with campaign travel on Friday. To Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a tweet by didn't wish the trumps a swift recovery and said he is praying for the health and safety of the president and his family. CBS News has also learned Biden's campaign manager, has directed her staff to not post on social media about Mr Trump's positive krone virus test. When travelling to battleground states. The biting campaign focuses on covert precautions, like wearing facemasks, social distancing and holding smaller events outdoors. Ah contrast to President Trump's recent resurging rallies. Biden's campaign has said they will publicize any future positive Covad test results, Okay, and that's CBS's Bo
Coronavirus: US death toll passes 200,000
"We now have passed the two hundred, thousand person milestone. Desk from coronavirus. Anthony Fauci is called the stunning. Obviously, very upsetting. What's what's your react with reaction to this? I think it's troubling whether we're looking in the Review Mirror at the past six six, almost seven months now, and how did we get to two hundred thousand and I don't know a public health expert who believes that that number should not be significantly lower. you know this is a deadly virus. Of course, you're going to lose some people but you know the president's handling of it is the number one issue in the Campaign Supreme Court pick not withstanding and so I think in the rear view mirror it is sad sobering numbing I do these numbers every day and I stay up at night crunching them looking for changes in the trends and I don't pretend to be a scientific expert but it is it's depressing So two hundred, thousand Americans that's grand rapids. Michigan. That Salt Lake City Utah at Huntsville Alabama just wiped off the map just just gone. In seven months, six months really before when the first death. If you think about that, it's just it. It is mind blowing and so then you look forward and at the moment there were fifty one thousand plus new infections confirmed yesterday we're going back up We're not coming down You know there's just no way to swallow a process two, hundred, thousand dead Americans were about to hit seven million cases. Every one of those numbers is a person it's your brother, your sister, your son or your daughter, your neighbor, your friend, your colleague. The numbers can get the numbers get so big sometimes I think we kind of IMP de personalized them or impersonal is them well, we can't do that and I don't care what your politics are. We should never do that and I it is it painful looking backwards jevon mortuary. But when you looking forward we're heading we're we're right now going back up. So. That means more infections and that inevitably means more deaths the doctors will tell you they're better at treating this now. So the you know the death rate would not be as high as it was back at the peak of all this but still especially. When the all the experts tell you, it is preventable. Any is a crime.
Medical marijuana products recalled in Michigan after failed compliance testing for yeast, mold
"Is on the recall list in the state of Michigan because it didn't meet safety requirements before being distributed. Nicole Wilson reports. Michigan State officials say the mold and East counts and the medical grade marijuana was too high when it was given to patients and now they're asking people who have it to take it back. The product is labeled as purple Diesel, but distributed from shops and Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Detroit and Flint. Patients who have it can take it back to the dispensary. Anyone who got sick after using the product should consult their doctor and you have see
Is God the same in the Old and New Testaments?
"The first question is from Nancy. In? Michigan? Hi I'm Nancy from Grand Rapids Michigan. Thank you for this excellent series. Here's my question. My son grew up in the church but has been questioning his faith at times. He Sees God is being contradictory in appears to be emotionally abusive at times. In one of your podcast, you mentioned that Jesus is the full orb portrait of God. If people don't see this, they are either misunderstanding God or Jesus or both. What exactly would you say people are misunderstanding about the God of the Old Testament and? The New Testament. Thanks great question. Yeah. I felt like this is a question that a Lotta people have a lot of people resonate wish up here. I have found. We all have talked about this all three of us at some point that it's actually. A more regular experience that I found in pastoral ministry when are coming to own their faith or they're just exploring it to try and take it more seriously, and they just read the actual Bible as opposed to rely on the versions of the stories that they were given through teaching or something. There's a whole phase usually of the Bible creating all these problems for people actually John you lived there for quite some time. So this is a very common issue. The portrait of God is complex. Yeah. and difficult to process, and I just thought you doing a character of God series and I think Nancy in her son is experienced probably represent where a lot of us have been or are in this moment it's especially hard when you are reading say the psalms and you just want some real feel good like. worshipful contemplative things and dishonest psalmist are talking about a really retaliatory or oh, sure. Angry God. That does at times strike you as is this abusive is gone too far and when you can pull those out and you're confronted with those. That's a total. Yeah. I've experienced that same feeling. Yep. Yeah. Yeah. She is as though word or her son I guess emotionally abusive at times. It seems like that topic of the violence of God or violent depictions of God. In the Old Testament, especially is really hard to deal with and I guess for me when I think about questions like this for myself or for other people, it seems really important to acknowledge that their space to ask those questions in their space within even the Christian tradition to not know the answers to those things like to just recognize that a Lotta people think differently about these issues like some people read the Old Testament and think this is. An ancient document that you knows written by by ancient authors who were accommodating or God was accommodating their culture and their style of communication or God was actually accommodating and how he acted within history or they're just a lot of different ways that we can. We can read and interpret scripture and I. Guess. It's just helpful for me to recognize the that they're space within the Christian tradition to ask these kind of questions and think about how we interpret. But will said on both those points. So however, you know there are there are ways to get an angle to make some forward. Movement Yep isn't our understanding This is kind of surprising perspective that I find keeps helping me process this and it has to do with the composite mosaic character of the Bible. So you know these texts emerge from if you if you take the Hebrew Bible but then add the new. Testament on, we're talking about over a millennium long process of the collection and shaping of these texts and sewed the Biblical text, incorporate stories poems and laws and. All kinds of stuff from all these periods of Israelite history and experience but they have been brought Organiz together with patterns in a message and so on. So that's what our whole how to read the Bible series about but it does create a challenge because when I encounter like you John. Charissa. And we worked together and we see each other on a regular basis and pretty much. You know your behavior is consistent from day to day and you start to build up a portrait over time of like Oh. Here's how Chris is. This is her character that I infer from your behavior. And then let's say you get to know somebody long enough and they'll be. Something extreme that happens and then they'll be some new aspect of their character and like Whoa ow that's I didn't see that and so there is something kind of analogous like that to the Bible but it's actually more complex because it wasn't all written at one go. And so the way God behaves in one story and the way got as than another store. He'll. He'll like judge a whole city and destroy it but then he'll forgive a murderer like cain and you're like what? What's the deal and so we have to do with and what Christians have struggled to do is in adopting the Hebrew scriptures. Putting them alongside the stories of Jesus the writings of the apostles we have this huge project of synthesis that lay before us of how to create. A Mosaic Portrait of God's character out of all of these pieces from different times and places, and I think that's essentially the challenge is. Is Finding the the continuity and so what we're emphasizing the series is that the your way of the Hebrew Bible is actually a lot more generous, gracious and compassionate than most people tend to think what we are not focusing on but which is true is that Jesus is actually a lot more aggressive and intense and judgmental. Then people often make him out to be He certainly didn't get crucified for telling people to love your neighbor. You Got, crucified for critiquing publicly the religious and political authorities of his day, and he was very intense with them. And said, they were going to be destroyed. So I think part of it is we also need to learn how to augment this Old Testament is angry god New Testament is the loving Jesus caricatures don't do justice to either. So the two factors that have been helpful for me as I go into think about individual texts
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"The way to grand rapids and Joe Geddy from the Armstrong and get the show was joining us tonight truly been fun just hanging out with Joe listening to the music from the job Joe getting the dead flowers or just a really nice band in a lot of good comments for about your music there Joe it's got a new CD AC all DF first three from the dead flowers we're going to listen to a couple of more songs here coming up what you know when you when we were gonna when I knew I was going to get this show will first before I get to that because someone we to mark comes back around that okay when I used to feel strongly Getty you guys used to be on television in the morning yeah TV simulcasted yeah what channels thirty what what was that or whatever because it was you guys were they so it was on track they would put a camera on these guys in the morning right on I'm showing any show and we'll back then we had a program director he wanted to hear show he won here showing here my show because I always say I want to talk show is is is okay well I want you to fill in forms stargazer my god really okay well that's a that's a tall order okay I I admire these guys are respect these guys a respect what they do I do have a similar sense of humor so let's give it a shot they're gonna give me a shot well the first time first or second time that I did your show they have these cameras on an anomaly and I could see us on the key on TV yeah well about fifteen minutes into the show I get the worst rib cramps I think it was the nervousness of all may I got these rib cramps and I was in a situation your I'm like okay I literally need to Mona need to block over or any to look nice homes or something was yeah right one of my going to do so you know they say the show must go on so he would you know you just you just continue to talk and all right right these cells are finding yourself space not midway through the month some here listening but away and almost say this that if people and when it comes to talk radio the biggest part I to me I don't know how you feel about this I think you might agree well not necessarily may because you don't it's not like you yes I take a lot of calls but now not when you're doing that kind of radio which we still do here once in awhile but yeah it's it's one point to listen there is the box of all in my area it's the someone is a sum of interest in it creates a conversation but not listen enough all I know is that so that is number one yeah hint if you're gonna take calls do interviews you do interviews yeah it's amazing you'll hear guys you know they'll say so do you did you enjoy France yeah and the guy go all yeah yeah really enjoyed enjoyed the one the food is obvious obviously very good but my wife and I were at the zoo though and then I was attacked by a gorilla that it broke both my arms and then the next question from that it'll be so where'd you go after friend yeah right it is the only right exactly it by listening if the that's exactly right then you have like twenty questions based on about but some of these guys it's not it it's it's it's a conversation you know an interview as you have like you said all your questions lined up you're not listening at all you just waiting for me you can ask the next question when when we knew we were going to get this show here I was so excited I told mark the voice guy says Hey I got the stupid plan I'm just a goofball sometimes Joe and as you know and so I six years we're gonna do when Jack and your on the air I don't think there's a better audience for this because I know the fellows got a big audience so I had marked his drone out to the partial so yes yeah Joe or on the air with morning or no one now you've got it the other mentioned this is for your second anniversary sale numbers or not yeah what it was yeah and and we had tapes professionally done flyer I'm to the drone right and we real slow this video or we are yeah it was so here's Jack and Jo there on the early at the windows open and also because his drone flying out the window here so it sounded somebody's.
"grand rapids" Discussed on WJR 760
"Grand Rapids, Minnesota, there was a, a restaurant under construction. They're being. Moved is being changed from baron to a restaurant at any rate during the transition, a deer decided to check out the work. They were doing and the deer walked inside of the restaurant, the Grand Rapids police department was called, and they, they came in to the officers to try to help remove the deer that wandered inside by the way. One employee was called a hero. He saved a hot pizza from falling on the floor was a hero. And they write the establishment, which is in a strip mall, was being converted into a tap room when the deer decided to check it out about ten thirty in the morning of Dame. Troy, Scott captured the whole thing on video. It shows the deer nervously running around the area. The animal can be heard knocking things over in the bathroom off camera, according to FOX nine the TV station there in gr. Grand Rapids, the other rather, the deer broke lass and mirrors in the bathroom before darting into the main room and leaping over supplies on the floor until it, eventually escaped out the front door. They crew is reportedly working on the building when the deer just Mosey right on in. They said they chuckled because the what I said, he shuttled because his partner was talking the deer, like a dog he was trying to get the leaf. Come up here. Let's, let's go outside. Now come on. Dear ain't gonna work the deer did not appear to be harmed. It was not reported how much if any damage had been done to the property. Let's broke up the bathroom pretty well. So there you go deer live Beth Ruth, Grand Rapids, Minnesota and aqap talking to like a dog trying to get it to cover out sip voice it. Dahlia. Dear sit sit. Lay down lay down. Let's get to your calls. Eight hundred eight five nine zero nine five seven and we're going to Auburn Hills in Vernon is that you? I guarantee you that as well. He would've you had that deer on the, the grill in no time at all. The reason I called is I heard you earlier talking about the tariffs in my thinking is the care of the environmentalists should love them. Because if they raise the price of twenty five percent. The what the problem we're having Mexico. They don't. They use the pesticides. They use illegal in this country. The storm water runoff goes right into the pesticide already to the drinking water. Our, our, our farmers can't compete with Mexico. But now with all the regulations that they have now if they raise a twenty five percent we would be able to get safer food. That's made right here in California. So the California avocados in this case would be would be cheaper. No. They could compete against Mexico because they can't use the same pesticides. Mexico uses right? They have to have retention areas for the storm water runoff. So it doesn't go right into the drinking water Mexico's his a tremendous advantage due to lack of regulation that what that farmers in California, suffering. So you'd think that the environmentalists would say gee whiz list by California avacado twenty five percent more knowing that we are not. They're not twice at the residents that live by is, is the lesson here, not necessarily an economic one, but a but a health issue that we should know and, and be aware of and take into account. I'm thinking that. Yeah. Definitely, frankly, I would say so because if they're doing that with Advocaat does, you know, they're doing it with other products to exactly the reason, I said, that's what the mainstream media, talks about his talk about cucumbers and everything out. But regardless, we are editor tremendous advantage with the regulations that we have over pesticides. And because we there's nothing wrong with being environmentally conscious. There's nothing wrong with that polluting it costs money. So why would you look down your nose if it the president when he's trying? He's he means. Well, he's, he's trying to do good. Well, that's that's very good point. But you know what the political atmosphere's like these days? And it, it hasn't changed since he ran for office, and since he won and. Listening to. People in Europe saying that he's a massage, but they all excuse Kennedy and Bill Clinton and John Conyers, but they just hold up the whole Trump speaking of fire on everything and it just so wrong. It's such a double standard hypocritical. I hear you. Thank you for the call appreciate it. We're going.
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"In Grand Rapids. Michigan tonight. President Trump accused backers of the Russia probe of trying to overturn the two thousand sixteen election and attempting illegally to claim power. They tried to divide our country Joe poison the national debate and to tear up the fabric of our great democracy. The fate of some Americans in China remains unknown as correspondent Michelle Kosinski explains. From the State Department officials sources are telling us that they believe multiple Americans are being held in these large scale Chinese detainment camps by asked are there? Many. And they said no a few. And when I pressed are these American citizens, they didn't want to give too many details because they said at this time there are privacy concerns. They said at the very least they have legal status in the United States. A former national security agency contractor herald Martin portrayed as an eccentric. Quarter by his lawyers pleaded guilty in Baltimore Maryland court today to stealing classified documents buying a home just got cheaper as correspondent Bill Michaels explains. Thanks, mostly to the Federal Reserve's decision to put its interest rate hikes on hold for now mortgage buyer, Freddie, MAC says the average thirty year fixed rate mortgage plunged a four point zero six percent this week that's down from four point two eight percent last week the steepest weekly drop in a decade. Former Senator Harry Reid told in Nevada jury that his Senate career was cut short by injuries. He suffered when a thera band exercise device slipped from his hand in January of two thousand fifteen but a company lawyer claimed that Reid was misusing the flexible resistance ban, and the company is not at fault. Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan is stepping down amid a wide ranging sales practices scandal..
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"This was in Grand Rapids marching in support of the Muller investigation. Nancy Pelosi says she's concerned that will be an attempt to fire the special counsel. Robert Muller cannot be fired without due cause. If they are they have the opportunity to go to a panel of judges to review the cause of Matthew Whitaker. Acting attorney general will assume the oversight responsibility of the Muller investigation. Detroit. Police are looking for a man who they say is walking around the city's Westside openly carrying a weapon and shooting at homes. A brawl broke out at the same high school warrant in school where a student was stabbed to death a couple of months ago. Nearly two dozen students got into a mass brawl fighting outside of the Warren FitzGerald, high school, a staff member jumped in trying to break up that fight between a couple of students is the way it started at ended with a couple of dozen students stomping on a boy and his sister. There were multiple arrests. A jack. Woman is due in court today for the death of her boyfriend's fourteen month old son, amber Reeves, charged with manslaughter. The police say she beat the baby while watching him last month because she was frustrated that the father was out on the town cavorting around and she was left to care for the baby. WPRO news time six oh four. Here's Steve Courtney sports. Well, Richard in Pittsburgh last night. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers took their first possession. And they scored up seven nothing. They're feeling good. Here's the bottom line. They would fall to the Steelers fifty two to twenty one Ben Rothlisberger. Twenty to twenty five three hundred twenty eight yards five touchdowns perfect passer rating of one fifty eight point three. Meanwhile, your Detroit Lions getting set for the bears on the road Sunday afternoon. Of course, one o'clock is a kick. Our countdown getting underway at ten by the way, TJ Lang Darius lay once again held out of practice yesterday. Redwings back in action tonight.
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"Experience, you know, lack of support maybe want to advocate for a more equitable educational system that was going on in my life for thirty years. So that a lot of the Trump election and the healthcare problems and just the whole tone of what's going on in this country has made me want to run for congress and Whigs actually in Michigan is the third district. It is not quite to Lake Michigan. But it's on the west side of the state from Grand Rapids north of Grand Rapids to waste out. The battle creek. It's actually four counties and a little bit of another county. It's a very gerrymandered district. I read that it went when it was gerrymandered in two thousand twelve after the census that it was the second most Republican district in the state of Michigan. So, you know, obvious. Asli? I'm not favored to win in this district. But we just read a CNN evaluation that I could either lose by up to ten or win by up to six so. Really a race that I need to keep running. And you know, I think that the votes are there if we keep going here. Yeah. And it doesn't look like there's been a new real pulling in this district. I would say not real poli. I mean, it's hard to to get a poll unless you have a ton of money on. So I think the polls that have been done have been mostly landlines and small samples. So it really I think I have more of a field day on the ground at talking to people every day knocking on their doors. And and I'm feeling really good about it. But you hearing from people as you talk to them, what are the issues that are really concerning them this year. I would say the the most talked about issue is healthcare almost everyone has a story to tell me about either themselves or someone they know very close that is going through or has gone through a problem with nut getting care and time. To catch something in its early stages or not or losing a lot of money trying to pay their bills, and they're in huge debt trying to pay off a hospital stay or something like that. So I believe it a single payer healthcare system, unless somebody teaches me about something different that would work better. I think that we could save a lot of money twenty five to thirty percent. Perhaps just looking at what other countries are doing by negotiating lower, drug, prices and regulating medical procedures with a standardized price. In fact, I read about a study that was done in Wisconsin where the average knee replace that is fifty thousand dollars. So someone did some research for eighteen months. They they actually track the real cost of may replace that. And it was ten thousand five hundred dollars. So we have a lot of work to do to get to the bottom of wire healthcare so expensive. And then of course, the limiting of. Bureaucratic.
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"Michigan are here in Grand Rapids and discussing and prioritizing key state policies needed to keep Michigan moving forward. Economically. It's the west Michigan policy forum the tenth biannual one. And no-one happier about the way things are going. Then our next guest. John C Kennedy John Kennedy the president well used to be the president of auto camp. Precision components could put because he's a serial entrepreneur. We don't even know what business he's running currently because there've been so many of them what we do know. For sure is he's the chairman of this west Michigan policy forum. Welcome to the Paul W Smith show, a WJR, John. Thank you. Thank you. Good morning and congratulations. Because so far, I know it's just the beginning. It's going to be a long day, but a fruitful day, I can tell now at we're really excited about the cavern and discussing some of the priorities and how we move our state from good to great. This is the beginning. It's only seven now eighteen seven eighteen in the morning at the end of today. What will it take people saying to you to make, you know, this is Penn the success that you're hoping it will be and I'm pretty certain it will be. But what will they be saying to you that will make you happy? So awfully we'll have obviously continue on the two things that we really have sat out to get done. And haven't addressed yet, which is a term limits and unfunded liabilities in terms of dealing with those with our local governments. And then obviously hoping hoping we have one or two things that we could do to help the talent pipeline in the K through twelve system because the last half of the day is about trying to find workers for today. Tomorrow and twelve years coincidentally following you on this very program. Jeremy hinges will be here chief deputy director of talent in economic development for the great state of Michigan and the Marshall plan for talent that we'd been that we've been talking about. And so we're all in line and online with everything the way it's supposed to be. I did get a an interesting. I guess press release from the west Michigan policy forum that mentioned that and we know that the attorney general Bill Schutte is here because he was just here dripping wet in shorts. I commented on his legs, by the way, because he just came in from a run we said, go take a shower, and you can come back sit down and visit with us. But the that that the Royal candidate on the democrat side Gretchen Whitmer, according to this press release it says in big bold, letters Whitmer, declines business leaders invite what's that all about? So we always invite both candidates for governor on the year prior to the election or right before the election because when our conference is scheduled to try to hear how they think about our agenda. And so we made an approach to try to get. Senator Whitmer to calm, and she wasn't able to obviously do whether schedule. I have you endorsed Bill Schutte or made an endorsement at all that might now you wanna come. We will not make any endorsement of any candidates. I noticed in a story from the Detroit News the other day from Paul the Detroit Free Press from Paul Egan that in fact, the Grand Rapids area chamber of commerce endorsed, the Republican attorney general Bill shooting in the governor's race. But not to be confused with you guys. No, no, not at all where we are totally disconnected on policy, and we will never endorse. Gubernatorial candidate what we try to do? Here is get them to talk about our agenda in terms of our policy objectives and talked to ask them questions about how they view our policy objectives. So that the business leaders here can make a choice of who that who they want to support. I know we're talking about this event. But John what? He working on next as a serial entrepreneur why actually run another business that I started in two thousand nine it's called, okay, medical. Oh, okay. So not to be confused with or is that the same as Cam precision components group. So that was the automotive company that I sold in September. You're confusing me. You just start one other business have rather you could at least use different names. So we can keep track of them. All right. Thank you. John very much. John C Kennedy president and CEO of a variety of auto Cam businesses serial entrepreneur most importantly, chairman of this west Michigan policy forum..
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"And weather first from the Telugu JR weather center, cloudy and windy heading into the Sunday. There will be some showers popping up this afternoon with a high of sixty five more rain tonight. The low fifty seven answer showers continuing a Monday tomorrow, the high close to sixty six for the Weather Channel, I'm meteorologist Jeff marr on news talk seven sixty WJR. All right, Jeff, and we've got a very nippy way to start a Sunday morning. Fifty nine degrees. The average low is fifty eight hour hovering right in that area. But it'll be warming up through the course of the week so plan accordingly. Now, let me see if we can get all these stories in so much to do between. We've got tickets to give away to Frankie Valli and the four seasons we have to somehow someway, squeeze that in because they have one of the great shows. But we'll we'll talk about that. Momentarily but back to the wizard of Oz and Danielle being the resident millennial here you've seen the wizard of Oz. The yeah, you know, about Jesus got these slippers anyway. So I discovered I didn't know what the story broke last Tuesday. The FBI announces that they have found these ruby. Red slippers that were stolen from Judy Garland's museum in Grand Rapids. Michigan Grand Rapids, Minnesota. And I said, I I did not wasn't on top of that particular story to be sure. And so I needed to know more about that. So I was watching I don't know one of the one of the news programs was talking with the director and the CEO of this Judy Garland museum there in Minnesota. And he was talking about. About all sorts of things like when it was announced in what he thought what he thought when he heard the FBI had found these slippers that belong to this museum. Right. Startling news early in the morning. It was all over Twitter and everywhere of the first thing I didn't stop into the local Grand Rapids police department. This wasn't another job as you can guess the thirteen years there have been many pranksters and things like that giving us false hope. So and we found out immediately that this was in fact, the real deal and the actual slippers. We know that they were in the mobile. There was four pairs this. Of course, the most important to us because it was here in Grand Rapids. And why there are four pairs. Why? Is it here posted these pictures on the Warren Pierce show Facebook page, and I was wondering about this. But because it was early this morning. I was doing this one to two o'clock. I posted a picture that asked about where is the pair of shoes. Or where are the pair of shoes? Danielle as our English teacher. It would be is a pair of shoes. Not are a pair of shoes. Right. Where is the parachute? Yes. I posted that well is a pair. A pair is a pair wouldn't be are. All right. Well, we gotta get this. So here you have the the CEO of the Judy Garland museum there in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. And the question is why are they so valuable? I mean, we're talking listen to this now, maybe five million dollars, maybe more because all of us across the world. No matter where we're from can connect to the to the ruby slippers. What they stood for what they symbolized which was the ruby. Slippers took Dorothy wherever she desired, and that's the dream. We all have all right? And I want to expand on that Mr. CEO, but so the FBI during the sting operation, they get the ruby. Red slippers back for the museum. The question is will and his name rain nickel. Will you get them back there in Minnesota? Well. We're working on that. We hope to someday. Have this lepers back in Grand Rapids, Minnesota here, as you know, Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids. Here. We have her home original house here, Judy Garland museum. And so we really want to work hard feeling this pair of slippers should end and at home. Judy Garland's hometown. All right now, the key is for those of you who are maybe even big fans of the wizard of Oz. You couldn't have known this. I don't think unless you did a lot of reading a research. But these ruby red slippers that were at Judy Garland's museum. We're the ones that were on the that that that which was when the the house fell down and the wicked witch one that's green goes over and sees them and discovers that somehow, someway, they do you. Remember this in the scene? The wicked witch is an envelope in smoke. It's like, I don't know red smoke and then flames come up then flames come up, and then when the smoke and the flames die down, the wicked witches gone and the song that they sing. What? Along. So.
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"Was the recovery of the slippers and was to find those responsible for and hold them accountable for this particular scam. And today we've reached that I call the recovery, and it's a great day. And I want to congratulate the FBI and. Grand Rapids police department. And all of the partners that helped. BJ's along the way naked to this day. But we're not done. We have a lot of work to do. Yeah. There are several suspects involved in this. The FBI says a man approached the company that had ensured the shoes about a year ago and said he had information on how they could be returned. That's when the agency set up a sting operation and recovered the slippers. A court battle in North Carolina could decide whether the world's largest pork producer will keep paying for environmental projects as it promised nearly two decades ago or if the millions that should go to public schools instead divided state court of appeals resurrected a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Smithfield foods two thousand agreement to pay up to two million bucks a year for twenty five years in what Britain's biggest trade unions this week joined calls for a new public vote on leaving the European Union. Saying voters were misled during the two thousand sixteen referendum campaign, the gbi em union, which has more than six hundred thousand members said the promises that were made during the referendum campaign are simply not the reality..
"grand rapids" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"It wasn't really the alarm, the trout them. The problem was the door that they smashed the gland did ever occur to you that it was kind of odd that the alarm didn't go off. No, no, not not. Not in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We've never had a problem like this in the world, and we're not sure why or what happened. We don't have any idea, but it wouldn't have made any difference because the whole perpetration was done in in refu thirty five seconds. So it wouldn't have helped us anyway. But the point is that that's what we're working on right now with the with the police department and the FBI when will they be onto flagging? We'll find out probably in a week or two. We're not gonna do anything except keep them in the vault for for now. And then we'll find out in the next couple of weeks and we'll take it a couple of weeks by couple of weeks still are unanswered questions. Lots of them yet, but the biggest one is answered. We've got them. We can catch them. We know they're real. We were worried because some of the reasons that were yielded to us where they were burned at the people that did it who we know names. I mean Burnham, but it's truly, it's not. That's not the case. But if it may be the case that the people that were saying these things just set them because they didn't want anybody to look for. Do you have a suspect you do the police, have someone in mind, you know that there's someone in mind that you just can't tell us. Yeah, that's that's about if yeah, okay, we'll Mr. miner. We'll have to follow up on this. Thank you for talking to. We John minor in Grand Rapids, Minnesota..
"grand rapids" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Couple of examples where I have Had a story in my That for whatever reason I just didn't get to. It on a particular day and what happens to those stories is oftentimes because I get up the next day and I, start doing show prep again, they tend to get buried and then all of a sudden something new. Will develop, on that story and bam I. Get a dig through here I gotta find it because now there's a new angle to that story There's also the example of A shooting so everybody jumps, to one conclusion or another depending on what side of the gun issue you are on. Or somebody gets robbed murder Cop shoot somebody any number of news stories where people. Immediately jump to a conclusion and I'm. Not even talking about the viewers or the, listeners I'm talking about the actual people delivering the news story they jump to a, conclusion I like to talk about Stories were reporters and news. Organizations get things completely wrong But there's a case of Grand Rapids Michigan That is particularly, disturbing Because it involves children Several black children under. The, age of eight well let's. Listen to the story I'm this man is accused of urinating on a. Five year old girl I'm using. Racial slurs toward her a witness says kids were playing hide and seek outside. In Grand Rapids wine a five year old neighbor girl came to. Her door soaking wet the woman says the girl had. Been hiding your offense when a man appeared on the other side of it and, begin urinating on her then calling her the n. word police. Arrested six year, old David Allen dean who neighbors say is a familiar. Face around the neighborhood dean is on the sex offender registry and has a long history of criminal sexual conduct He's a sex offender You know which means he may have been caught urinating. In public or something doesn't. Mean he blessed child You can end up on the sex offender registry. For any number of of Non-victims victimless crimes pudding prison time for sexually assaulting. A minor neighbors say they're worried to. Let their kids outside to play now now he's many children on his street Kind of care let my kids play. Now dean is in the Kent County jail this morning police are still, investigating and, prosecutors have not yet determined what charges will face court records from last year show dean has a history.
"grand rapids" Discussed on Channel 955
"All right i gotta ask a question why does this happen why is it that girls will sometimes leave behind articles of clothing at guys houses though will they will do this so i have i have i have a story to tell before i get into that let me do this in a second here i'm gonna i'm gonna tell you guys i'm gonna read you guys in email that our listener sent me about some girl that he met in how she left an article of clothing behind actually her underwear behind anything said she did it purposely but first let me bring this up so when i was hanging out at the iheart studios i met tammy cleaning lady you know we talk about gina the cleaning lady here at our studios all the time mike who's the cleaning lady in in grand rapids or the cleaning person in the luke luke to clean so luke gina the clean in one or four point five s and x gina the cleaning lady at channel nine five five in detroit and then in toledo it's tammy the cleaning lady at i heard toledo so on friday when i was in the building training to sober up got a big old hug from her and she told me something funny that she had happened to her that past week that she was wanting to know tammy said that somebody that works on the staff there in the women's restroom left behind their underwear their thong gray thong underwear and put it in the bathroom garbage and tammy said that was very unusual because it wasn't like there was anything wrong with the underwear she just wanted to know why somebody through their underwear out in the bathroom garbage i mean it didn't know i asked her that i said maybe they had an accident she goes no there was no accident there she said she could tell that the underwear looked like they were perfectly fine so i don't know if it was somebody that was you know like got dressed in the morning and maybe static cling kept pair of their underwear on their pants and they fell off in the bathroom and somebody else picked him up and said oh gosh let me put their under i'll throw it in the garbage or there's a good story behind that but meghan will you please find out with that story is i can tell you what it now what if i was like yeah it was me too small quickly move onto the next topic because i wouldn't want to embarrass you but that no but somebody's underwear so i've recently just ruined my underwear no not there that was not my underwear i i mean i i will admit this i went to i had an appointment after our show meeting last monday and i have this thing now since having the babies i mean i've talked about this before no shame where sometimes i after i'm done peeing i stand up and i'm still peeing and that happened to me while i was washing my hands in the bathroom at this particular establishment and i was wearing a dress and i thought i'm not gonna sit through this appointment with underwear so i took them off and through them in the little garbage can there i had to i didn't i mean you went then you went under felt so weird i know some girls like love field free not me.
"grand rapids" Discussed on Channel 955
"When we got married he never got rid of these methods does he work in grand rapids yes he does he working so does he stay there like through through the weekend and comes home on the weekends or what is the story he goes there during the week and now he's like saying they're even on the weekends because he has to work on the weekends now have you ever made a surprise visit yeah last week i was there for like three hours with the kids and then they'll give a sign like i trust him totally that is complete a hundred percent so yeah i mean you have to but aside from the trust don't you just tired of that lifestyle that you don't see him for a week or more at a time not really because i have four kids but it's it's fine i don't mind having you know the kids myself and not seeing him for some like why don't you mind when they get older like they never see their dad sometimes for two whole weeks yeah they they have what keeps you in lavonia yeah yeah i'm in livonia and he's like why don't you just move to grand rapids why don't you just move to grand rapids oh no i like okay so strange going on there he married a guy because you want to spend the rest of your life with them right got kids wear them and then you don't wanna leave your town to go be with them listen i've been to livonia november alone boy but i gotta be honest with.
"grand rapids" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"About it oh yeah he's he's having a lot of fun it's like they i mean now it is concert he came out it was the last night and grand rapids michigan and he basically came out at one point after three songs and there was a podium that was it looked like a presidential party eminent presidential logo but it didn't obviously say president united states arm it i think it said something about like was it make america great something like that and then he was flanked by two ladies in basically just button up white shirts that they didn't have anything else on his campaign we'll be fun to watch and he did a rap laced profanity speech type thing that basically talked about everything from black lives matter to calling cap renege gets even mention trump in there at some point he talked about um uh the if if you're not willing to stand up for the flag to end at one point he he was he was he even dropped the bomb that weight if they if you think if kid rock for senate has got the people all in disarray wait till they here kid rock for president of the united states of america so now we're not even just no word not just hinting that we're going to maybe run for senate now we're hinting that we're going to possibly run for president in the united states though i mean who knows i dunno he's he's getting a lot of attention with it and you know selling a lot of merchandise which i guess he's in trouble for with one group they're claiming that he's violating campaignfinance laws because of his kid rock for senate merchandise oh so and al sharpton all upset now i'll sharpton national action network and they're trying to get his journey in detroit cancelled claiming that because he uses the confederate flag on.
"grand rapids" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the public schools that was wrap against her there are produces is burdened grew up in the same hometowns betsy devos grand rapids michigan it's been aware that vaas family since she was a little kid the sendings you can learn about betsy devos in agenda by going to grand rapids is one of the things you hear over and over in the weeks leading up to betsy devos his confirmation hearings was that she'd never set foot in a public school it was often phrased exactly this way people said it's news reporters repeated in speeches betsy devos has never set foot in public school this woman has never stepped foot in a public school he nominated a woman who had never worked in volunteer one in every stepped foot in a public school all until he chose her to be his secretary of education that's the head of one of the two national teachers unions but when i talk to people in grand rapids i heard a different story that she had spent time in a public school volunteering as a mentor at first nobody could give me details it was all rumors and secondhand information here's elizabeth welsh a local public school advocate in just community conversations with leap off we knew she hadn't been deeply involved in graft its public and so i was through a few discussions where it was through the grapevine i had her i heard oh i heard she tutored some kids effort in elementary well i had heard that she had said she had done that kind of staff that i didn't know where this is mary barons the head of the local teacher's union because when she said i tutoring grand rapids while she could have been tutoring at one of the christian elementary is it you know it could have been in the area of grand rapids because sometimes you can say that's what they mean can't word or wyoming or you know one of the suburbs to there to say grand rapids as a general term so i just assumed it was going to be that the christian schools that she tutored damn that she showed up because at slammed their money goes into those those buildings so i'm from grand rapids sign you knew mary was talking about the.
"grand rapids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In the public schools that was wrap against her nor produces burton grew up in the same hometowns betsy devos grand rapids michigan it's been aware that vast family since she was a little kid this evening's you can learn about betsy devos in agenda by going to grand rapids if is one of the things you hear over and over in the weeks leading up to betsy devos's confirmation hearings was that she'd never set foot in a public school it was often phrased exactly this way people said it's news reporters repeated in speeches betsy devos has never set foot in public school this woman has never stepped foot in a public school he nominated a woman who had never worked in volunteer i heard in every stepped foot in a public school all until he chose her to be his secretary of education that's the head of one of the two national teachers unions but when i talk to people in grand rapids i heard a different story that she had spent time in a public school volunteering as a mentor at first nobody could give me details it was all rumors and secondhand information here's elizabeth welsh a local public school advocate in just community conversations with bleep off we knew she hadn't been deeply involved in gran efforts and so i was through a few discussions whereas through the grapevine i had heard oh i heard she tutored some kids that burton elementary well i heard that she had said she had done that kind of stuff but i didn't know where this is mary balance the head of the local teacher's union because when she said i tutoring grand rapids while she could have been tutoring at one of the christian elementary said you know it could have been in the area of grand rapids 'cause sometimes people say by nab it's but they mean can't word or wyoming or you know one of the suburbs to saint grand rapids as a general term so i just assumed it was going to be that the christian schools that she tutored him that she showed at because at slammed their money goes into those those buildings so i'm from grand rapids sign you up mary was talking about the schools associated with the.