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Prosecutors Drop Murder Charge Against North Miami Man, Citing ‘Stand Your Ground'
"Criminal charges are to be filed against a North Miami man accused of shooting and killing a former lover, according to the Miami Herald. Bernard ST Pierre won't be charged in last month's shooting that killed George Addison ST Pierre told investigators he was standing his ground because Addison, who went by the name Cleo was attacking him with brass knuckles that contain a powerful stun gun. There's surveillance video that supported ST Pierre's claim, so prosecutors won't charge him with manslaughter.
Court Unseals Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell Lawsuit
"Unsealed documents show that Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice. Take Elaine Maxwell as latest 2015 despite her lawyer statement that the quarters socialite had no contact with the disgraced financier in a decade. Maxwell's in a federal jail in Brooklyn after her arrest this month on charges of engaging with Epstein in a sex trafficking scheme, she's trying to stop the disclosure of documents that include her sworn testimony in a civil case. Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia Hatano, who's been covering the Maxwell case that give us the background on these documents there? This is a prolonged involved. Story goes back here. There was a young woman named Virginia Robert to Frank's, and she says that when she was 16 years old, she encounters going Maxwell at Mar a Lago. Her dad works there, the maintenance man, he gets a job at the law. She's handing out pals and ah lovely woman. British woman comes up to her She's reading a book about massage and offered her a job working for this wealthy man who wants to go looking for a private, Mr She said. She was 16 years old at the time. So she goes to the mansion. If it turns out, she's introduced Jeffrey Epstein and he immediately and Maxwell, she alleges. Forced her to perform sex acts with the two of them program and she became a sex slave she and alleges that was in 1999 2000. So then she ends up. Trying to join a law with victims of Epstein after everything gets his secret plea deal, and she makes him comments about Maxwell publicly and Maxwell coming back and issued a press release in January 2015. She makes pigments and says that this woman is a liar. Would provoke a pram a defamation lawsuit. Dupree, Suze Maxwell for Defamation and Natural gave testimony under oath questioned about the sex trafficking. Judy was very, very aggressive. Her lawyers included David Boy and this guy Bradley, Edward and Pottenger in Florida, and they really went to question Maxwell at people that worked at the stain home in Palm Beach. All kind of allegation. Soju phase allege with force have sex that you have traffic in Spain. This man including alleged princes, possibly Prince Andrew. She named him and Maxwell denies it. So what happens is the stuff was all settled right? On the eve of trial, 2015 losses got settled right before trial, And then the documents were under field. So how did all those sealed documents get unsealed before Jeffrey Epstein's suicide? But after F being gets prosecuted, the Miami Herald goes to ask why this field And the Court of Appeals. Second Circuit Court of Appeals directed that the judge who had originally had the law didn't properly feel you shouldn't have properly field everything. It was improper to keep all the documents from the public. And so that's how we get to this point. The circuit orders last on the order all these documents and fields and all the documents start hitting the docket. And the next day, Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his jail cell of an apparent suicide. So the document release was sent back to a new federal judge to preside over what properly on field in what should not be properly and field And you can imagine there's all these implications for other people whose names may can't come off other victims who allegedly were there when the trafficking occurred or were also traffic who may not want to have their names come out there like a Jane Doe Juan and a Jane Doe two and no Mortal, Jane Doe and also John Doe. So Judge Preska on July 23rd shelter hearing after you know, Matthew now been charged and says, Okay, let's go and have a hearing about what you get on field, So she ordered the first transfer documents to be unsealed last Thursday night, So that's how we get to the testimony. Maxwell with questioned under oath. The government used the testimony as a basis say stay. She lied and committed two counts of perjury for lying when she claimed she was never present. When Ft may have been sexually abusing, underage girl know, and she'd seen anything like it, she was not aware of that activity, illegal activity no more. President ever witnessing it so that testimony remains under seal because she went for an emergency motion and after the court of Appeals to again stop the release. Thursday night, the 30th so that was on 11th hour stock about part But the rest of the documents hit the docket starting at like 9 30 on Thursday night. How many documents are already out 2000 pages released in August. So that's when we started first seeing these allegations of possible you know Prince Andrew's involvement, some captains of industry more implicated some senators from former president their allegations that were flight records of people who were on the plane. Two F Things Iowan in the Virgin
Wil There Be A 2020 Season For The Dolphins
"The Dolphins just had their first player opt out of the season, the wide receiver Allen Hurns decided believe he's got a baby on the way. And so there's There's reason why players decided not to play this season question is that we're gonna have a year it all well. We're pleased to be joined by a Mondo Salgueiros of Miami Herald columnist covering the Miami Dolphins, the NFL The author of the upcoming book 100 Things Dolphin Fans should know and do Before they die. I will be out on September 8. And you follow him on Twitter at Armando saw Gary Marty Armando. Good morning, Jimmy. How are you, sir? I'm doing pretty well, my friend. I hope one of the things in your new upcoming book 100 things to do before Dolphin fans need to Dubuque and no, before they die is Actually being able to watch a dolphin football game in 2000 and 20. Do you think that'll happen? Well, I believe that there will be ableto watch a game or two or five. You know, at the beginning of the season, I don't think that's the major challenge a cz we've seen with the other sports. The launch is possible and the launch is often successful. I don't know about the landing. And the reason is, obviously you know, no one can for tell what the situation is going to be around the nation in December. In January. We don't know what we don't know. So I think that it's pretty fair to say that the NFL season will we'll get off on time. The Dolphins play the New England Patriots on September 13th. And I'm pretty confident that you know that game will will happen. But if you're gonna ask me well, will they be in Buffalo? Ah for the final game of the season in January. There's no way I can tell you that. You know, it's a tough call right now. I mean, you look at the Marlins and now what happened there and lower matter where they sit around in a circle or something. What were they doing? It's just discernibly. Um, are you allowed out there our mother or the the beat reporters a lot out there or not at this Att. This point during the acclamation period, and that's what they're going through now with strength and conditioning and walk throughs. The teams, or at least the Dolphins have not opened there. Their practice field and facility to reporters. In August, August 17th when they actually begin padded practices. Uh, you know, the field will be open to us. We will be able to see And watch the practices from the stands. You know, while they're on the
US Nears 5 Million Coronavirus Cases as Deaths Surpass 156k
"It's been a way to describe the uniqueness and shared purpose of the American experiment. The scale of U. S power and influence too big to Fail. Cove in 19 though, has redefined American exceptionalism and not in a proud way. Today. This is American exceptionalism. The U. S has the highest number of covert deaths in the world the highest number of total cases in the world and those continue to rise in both urban and rural areas. So let's look at where the US fits into the global Corona virus picture. Joining us is Dr Ashes. John He's the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. These trans and rising cases and deaths here in the United States are staggering. Give us a reality check. Where do these numbers put us in relation to the rest of the globe? It really is impressive just how poorly America's doing By almost every measure. We are. The worst performing nations certainly was performing. High income country and our performance is far far worse than most low and middle income countries. It's in some ways truly unbelievable that a country with our wealth with our scientific capacity could be botching this pandemic as badly as we are. So if we look at the seven countries of the most covered cases in the world, six are middle income countries, Brazil and Russia, For example, not lower income countries, the U. S still thinks of itself as upper income. But if you look at the US partners and infection rates, I mean, what does that say about the U. S response and where the U. S. It's in relation to the world specifically in terms of health infrastructure. There's no question that money is not the primary reason why some countries are doing better than others. There are plenty of low income countries, Vietnam is often heralded, but others as well. We've just done a fabulous job. With few resource is because the public health response to this pandemic does not require a lot of money. What it requires is taking the virus seriously. Doing basic public health measures and not becoming excessively susceptible to misinformation and on all of those fronts, America has failed quite badly, whereas countries that are middle and high and low income across the world. Have done much better. So
Biden commemorates anniversary of El Paso Walmart massacre
"Of the El Paso massacre in the city's Wal Mart, where 23 people died. Another 23 people were injured. Former Vice President Joe Biden is posting a video on his Web site urging Americans to use this day as a herald for changed anniversaries of moment. To resume the purpose we felt a year ago. Tariq commit the battle for the soul of this nation. Battle against forces of white supremacy, which this president has encouraged and emboldened. A battle against the spread of hatred, poisoned ideas. In every form. That attack has been described as the deadliest anti Latino shooting in modern American history. And in
Alan Parker, heralded director of 'Fame,' 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Mississippi Burning,' dies aged 76
"Filmmaker Alan Parker has died at the age of 76. Parker was one of Britain's most successful directors whose diverse body of work includes fame Mississippi burning the commitments and Angela's ashes together his movies, one Tan Academy Awards and 19 British Academy film
One killed, one injured when fleeing car hits bicyclists in Elgin near Chicago
"A cyclist was killed yesterday in Elgin, after being struck by a vehicle involved in a police pursuit to bicyclists were hit, leaving a woman dead and a man critically injured both in their fifties. They were hit near the intersection of Raymond and Purify. A car that was being pursued by Elgin police. Elgin Police say officers had attempted to stop the vehicle in regards to an earlier reported hit and run, according to the Daily Herald. That's when the vehicle sped off. Eventually striking the two cyclists and killing one. Police say the driver then fled on foot but was captured by officers two hours later.
Florida man accused of using coronavirus relief funds to buy Lamborghini
"Florida man receives three point nine million dollars in Covid nineteen relief funds Biza Lamborghini and gets arrested for fraud by just SI- abates a Florida man has been charged with fraud and other criminal offenses after receiving three point nine million dollars in covid. Nineteen relief funds and using the money to purchase among other things a Lamborghini. David T hines twenty nine was arrested on Friday and charged on Monday according to a statement by the Department of Justice over three million dollars has been seized from his bank accounts along with the sports vehicle. Authorities allege that hinds fraudulently applied for about thirteen point five million dollars in paycheck protection program P. P P loans for a few companies P P P part of the corona virus aid relief and Economic Security Act was enacted on March twenty ninth to provide small businesses with forgivable loans. Any money given to accompany on behalf of the program is supposed to be used for rent or mortgage costs, employee, salaries and utilities. According to the DOJ statement, Heinz lied on the loan applications and made inaccurate statements about the expenses of the companies including the amount paid to employees. Those purported employees either did not exist or earned a fraction of what hines claimed his P. P P applications. US Postal Inspector Brian McMillan says in an affidavit, according to the Miami Herald collectively hines falsely claimed his companies paid millions of dollars in payroll in the first quarter of twenty twenty state and bank records however show little to no payroll expense during this period. Hines was approved for funding and received three point nine million dollars just a few days after getting the money, he bought the Lamborghini for three hundred eighteen thousand dollars. He is also alleged to have purchased luxury items from stores and resorts. In the past few weeks. Florida has become one of the hot spots for US Covid, nineteen cases and recently passed New York for having the second most confirmed cases in the country behind California. Hines was in federal custody over the weekend released on bond on Monday and is scheduled to be arraigned on October
New York City, Bronx Church Vandalized, Pastor Says At Least $10,000 In Damage
"This man is facing charges of criminal damage to property for writing anti gay graffiti on a church park branches and an elevator door, according to the Daily Herald, 60 year old Joe Fu star used a market a rifle graffiti on the door, the Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton. Elevator doors at a city parking garage and the same phrase on 10 benches of Adams Park. They did arrest him, and he has since been released on a $10,000
Podcast Movement shifts to a virtual event
"We must take care of each other and protect those who matter most. This means that podcast movement will not take place in twenty twenty. We share this news with a heavy heart, but we know it's the right decision for everyone because we start with an exclusive today due to the ongoing Global Pandemic podcast movement, Twenty Twenty in Dallas. Texas has been canceled to take its place podcast movement. Will today announce what they expect to be? The world's largest ever virtual podcasting event podcast movement virtual over two weeks from October the nineteenth, all registered podcast movement. Twenty twenty attendees should take a look at your email. Your options and Pause Movement twenty twenty one has been confirmed for Aug in Nashville in Tennessee. PROCON succumbing to Amazon music and audible, it's official Lipson has quietly rolled out to distribution option for this service. Amazon is not announcing launch schedule. At this time, the announcement says the content license agreement that you have to sign does say that Amazon will not imbed any advertising in or re host your content. spotify now does video podcasts. The technology only place video when the screens on searching to audio only and using less bandwidth when video isn't required, according to the release, its functionality, which of course will be required for Joe Rogan. When he comes to the platform. In September the open podcast ecosystem also does video podcast supported by podcasts and podcasts among others. spotify implementation however appears to be a bit different and we've asked how it works. Next time you doubt the power of podcasting to make change a wonderful heartwarming story from the upsides that you'll find in our show notes now newsletter today it's a podcast that has created a movement of generosity and kindness. audio boom has announced its first half of two thousand hundred and financial results revenues up twenty percent year on year in spite of the panda make the company posted slightly less loss at one point two million dollars. Some new shows are being delayed though storyboards has launched what it calls, the first ever listening commenting system for private podcasts and internal audio and our podcast hosts pages now dated megaphone gained iab certification in May and we've added pod space a Swedish podcast host, thank you to feed ignites for becoming on latest supporter feed ignite offers production and social media support for podcasts based in the UK, but work everywhere, and we're grateful to them for their support. Focused News American skyjacked the final flight of Martin. McNally launches today. It looks at the story of a man who wanted to hijack a plane and get himself half a million dollars, haven't we? All is part of a partnership between imperative entertainments. PODCAST division had cumulus media's Westwood One. The press release for the plastic surgeon podcast, says the Best Plastic Surgery Podcast of twenty twenty is the plastic surgeon podcast by Dr Jeffords John and whom we to argue and richards famous food podcast gets a glowing review in the Sydney Morning Herald. Each episode can take parks up to six weeks to edit apparently blind me,
Expensive Miami private schools got millions in PPP loans. So did charter schools
"Maybe there's something that came out in the Herald and just really rankles me. Some of the most expensive private schools. In South Florida. Got loads in those PPP loans loads charter schools, too. Charter schools to Catholic schools. Two of my girls is one of them. This one. Let's see. He's talking about the ransom Everglades, which has a $40 million endowment, according to the tuition there. 7 $41,050 a year. My daughters went to Carrollton right next to poor and they follow them in lockstep General for tuition. Now they took A whole lot of money in these PPP loans. According to the Herald between two and $5 million. Now let me ask you this question What we had to keep our staff and our teachers and our cultures will let me ask you this. Did you give money back to the parents to pay for tuition last year? Cause I pay tuition in my school. I think any money back my girls didn't go to the school for the last half of the year. You pay tuition toe have them in the classroom. They're not learning computer and the computer stuff was Every once in a while, they'd have a class. I mean, it was kind of ridiculous. They didn't get to take the you know, they're I'd be in after back Laura Court o'clock test at the end of the year. Now, none of that either. Which would have helped them to avoid certain classes in college. No, but they're not gonna give money back. So wait a minute. You got all the tuition money. You didn't any more money to keep your staff and your teachers and your coaches. What are you talking about? I mean, this is outrageous, and they're not giving the money back. It's why oversight is important when you have these kinds of trillion dollar programs. ST Thomas, a quietness. Got a bunch of money. According to the Herald, the Archdiocese of Miami itself received between one or $2 million funds. Why one of the Archduke is most prestigious schools in Tom's. The quietest in Fort Lauderdale received the people own birth between two and $5 million. I mean, you know, there are actually people who needed this money, give the money back to the parents who pay the tuition if that's the case. Do they think they
Episode 85, Apple updates to macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and launches new audio and news features - burst 1
"In this episode, we will discuss the recently released Mac Os. Catalina ten point fifteen point six update which introduces local news audio features in the Apple News along with improving the security and reliability of your Mac. This update, which is now available for downloading introduces several new features for Apple News and Apple News plus including audio stories of some of the most read feature stories from Apple News plus a daily audio news briefing hosted by Apple News Editors and curated local news collections, beginning in five cities and regions and expanding to more areas in the future. Apple News is also adding more top local and regional news outlets for readers and subscribers including the Charlotte Observer, the Miami Herald and the news in observer, which is located in Raleigh. North Carolina. Lauren Kern editor in chief of Apple News said the following about the new features. Apple News showcases so much great journalism and we're excited to help bring it to life in new ways with Apple News. Plus audio stories and a new Daily News Show Apple News today. We also greatly value are many local news. Partners are new local news feature highlights work for readers who live and are interested in those communities finished Kern. Let's delve deeper into some of the new features. Apple announced including Apple News plus audio stories. Beginning with the update Apple News will produce about twenty audio stories a week across a wide range of interests. Narrated by professional voice actors these are audio versions of some of the best feature reporting and long form pieces published by esquire essence. Fast Company G Q New York magazine sports illustrated. Time Vanity Fair Vo wired and more and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal audio stories are now available to Apple News plus subscribers in the US. Apple News plus is available in the US for nine dollars ninety nine cents. And for International Listeners Canada for twelve, ninety nine a month, the UK for nine, ninety, nine, a month and Australia for fourteen, ninety nine a month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial in the plan automatically renews after the trial and. Through family. Sharing up to six family members can share one apple, news plus subscription. I use family sharing, and for some. It's a great bargain. Next features are to apple news today with Apple. News today, a daily audio news briefing Apple News Editors and Co host guide listeners to some of the most fascinating stories in the news, and how the world's best journalists are covering them. Apple News today is free to all listeners available mornings Monday through Friday directly in the news APP in the US and apple podcasts. Productivity is a huge interest to me, and this is another way to learn the topics of the day. I am preparing for work or listening throughout the day. Audience Stories and Apple News. Today can both be found in a newly added audio tab located at the bottom of the news app where listeners can manage their Q. and get personalized recommendations both new audio features are available I. Phone, Ipod, touch and carplay. Apple Awful introduced support for the news APP in Carplay, so users can listen to audio stories and Apple News today while driving. Users will be able to sink listening progress across devices start listening to an audio story with carplay from your iphone and pick up listening to a reading it later at home. Also new is curated local news apple news introduced a new curated local news experience, currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area Houston Los Angeles New York and San Francisco featuring a variety of content from a diverse collection of local publishers, including a major newspaper in each city and region. Local news collections and Apple News include coverage of topics most important to local communities, such a sports dining and restaurants whether news and politics and more with curation by local apple news editors as well as personalization for each user. There is now even more local news apple news recently added even more top, local and regional newspapers. Do the Apple News plus catalog! A subscription to Apple News, plus in the US now includes access to the Charlotte Observer, the Idaho Statesman, the Kansas City Star the Miami, herald the news and observer and the state from Columbia South Carolina in Canada. Leading french-language newspaper lay divorce is now available to Apple News plus subscribers and the Globe and Mail. One of the country's most prestigious national newspapers will be available to subscribers later this summer. Apple News draws over one hundred and twenty, five million monthly active users in the US the UK, Australia and Canada and has revolutionized people excess news from all their favorite sources. Apple News is available for free in the US the UK Australia and Canada an IPHONE IPAD and MAC devices. Apple News plus is a single subscription with the prices previously mentioned earlier, which additionally provides access to written an audio content from hundreds of the world's top magazines and major newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times the wall. Street Journal as well as many local and regional newspapers, including the Houston. Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle. There were also several bug fixes in this update. So I would encourage you to update as soon as possible. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me and I can answer them in a future episode. The maquis minutes web page is located online and MAC minutes dot be. L. U. B. R. Y. Dot net. 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'Palm Springs' Romantic Comedy Is A Total Winner For The Lockdown Era
"Are film critic Justin. Chang says it could be an especially good time to watch palm springs, a romantic comedy about two people forced to repeat the same day. Over and over again it stars Andy Sandberg, and Kristen, Milly Odi it streaming on Hulu and playing in some drive in theaters around the country. Palm Springs a hot ticket at this year's Sundance Film Festival one of the last public events to take place before the movie industry shutdown. I didn't see it there, but having caught up with it months later at home I can't help but feel as though this breezily entertaining movie. Please a little differently in the era of covid nineteen. It's a comedy. About is the LATIAN repetition which might not sound too appealing at a time when many of us are also leading lives of isolation and repetition. But don't let that dissuade you. This first feature directed by Max barbeque cow, and written by Andy Sierra turns out to be a total winner, Sharp, funny, and even profound in a sneakily offhand way. The story is a riff on that Herald Ramos Classic Groundhog Day in which Bill Murray had to keep replaying the same day until he learned to become a selfless person, but palm springs is trying to push that message. It knows that just getting through life with your dignity intact can be hard enough. That's certainly true for Sarah played by Kristen me not who's serving as maid of honor in her sister's wedding in the California desert town of Palm Springs. S Sarah Drinks too much and stumbles her way through the reception. She finds herself intrigued by one of the Guests Niles played by Andy, Sandberg. Niles is kind of a goofball, but also manages to work the room with disarming ease. It's almost as if he's been through this event before and knows everything that's going to happen. Sarah finds out why when she follows him that night into a mysterious cave out in the desert. Within seconds she's waking up the next morning only to find that. It's actually the same morning as before the morning of the wedding. Time has reset itself. In a panic Sarah Trucks Down Niles at the hotel where they're staying. He explains that when she entered the cave, she made a big mistake because he followed me. What's going on? I tried to stop. But, what is this? When is this? Yeah. About that so. This is today. Today is yesterday and tomorrow is also today. It's one of. Infinite time loop situations you might have heard about. That I might have heard about. There's been a lot of those infinite time loop situations in recent movies and TV. Some of them excellent like the Tom. Cruise Action Thriller Edge of tomorrow in the NETFLIX's mystery series. Russian doll. The pop savvy makers of Palm Springs clearly no those stories and suspect that you might know them to. As a result, they're able to jettison a lot of the usual exposition about how this world works and simply cut to the chase. Sarah is eager to bust out of the time loop but Niles. WHO's been stuck here for ages tries to dissuade her. Virtuous acts won't work. Suicide won't work although that doesn't Stop Sarah driving straight into the path of an oncoming truck just to see what happens. Eventually Niles persuades her to stop fighting the space time continuum, and just enjoy their time together, and so she does with the threat of permanent removed. These two misfits are suddenly free to embrace the craziness of every moment. Sometimes, they blow off the wedding to go on long desert drives and hang out in bars. Sometimes they stick around for the wedding, so they can play tricks on the guests. WHO WON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ANYWAY? The guests are played by fine actors. Including Peter Gallagher June squibb and Meredith Hagner. J. K. Simmons also gives a terrific wildcard performance as a guy who POPs up at the wedding on Sundays, but not others for reasons that the story will soon make amusingly clear. As fiendishly clever, as it is on the surface, palm springs has a pretty straightforward takeaway, since life can sometimes be pointless and tedious whether you're stuck in a time loop or not, you might as well spend it with someone you love. It's pretty good advice. Even Still Sarah doesn't know how much longer she can stand being trapped in this desert purgatory, especially since Niles seem so lazily resigned as fate. I won't give away whether they succeed in escaping or not I will say that the movie doesn't entirely avoid a tired gender dynamic in which a smart determined woman has to expend a lot of emotional and mental energy, and just to get her boyfriend to WanNa move forward. But I love the way the actors conspired subvert that Dynamic Sandberg isn't that's Hilarious as he was in the Music Biz? Satire pop star never stopped never stopping, but he does have the whole. Doofus slacker routine down Pat. But, he's eclipsed by Milly Ot, a versatile performer who won a grammy for the Broadway musical once, and who can turn from madcap comedy to breathtaking emotion on a dime. I'd watch her. Any Day. Justin Chang is a film critic at the L. A. Times.
Hedge fund wins auction for bankrupt McClatchy newspaper chain
"There's some news for readers and employees of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Chatham Asset Management is a hedge fund based in New Jersey. It put forth the winning bid in Sunday's court sanctioned auction over the bankrupt McClatchy newspaper chain, which on several major local newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Charlotte Observer and the Miami Herald. The proposed agreement positions McClatchy to exit Chapter 11 protection in the third quarter of this year after filing for it back in February. The agreement between the Clatchey and Chatham Asset is subject to court confirmation and is scheduled for a hearing on July 23rd in 1922. It was Star Telegram owner Raymond Carter, who started via radio with an initial budget of $300 saying when the Star Telegram station spent it all he would pull the plug. The station celebrates its 1/100 birthday in May of
Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control
"Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans on buying newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy for an undisclosed amount. The class. She was one of the largest newspaper companies in the country owning 30 papers, including the Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer. And the Sacramento
Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control
"News Room. Hedge fund manager Chatham Asset Management has emerged as the winner in a bankruptcy auction for McClatchy Company. That ends 163 years worth of family ownership for the newspaper chain. The sale announced by McClatchy today must be approved by the judge overseeing the bankruptcy. McClatchy publishes some 30 daily papers, including The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee in the Kansas City
Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent, treat coronavirus
"Team of Canadian scientists believes it is found strong strains of cannabis that could prevent or treat corona virus infections. Wow, researchers from the University of Lethridge. Says a study shows at least thirteen cannabis plants are high in. That appeared to affect the pathways. That bug uses to access the body. Okay, now that you know this, will you partake in even more cannabis than you already do in an effort to fight off the corona virus well, I would welcome those scientists to make a recommendation. It's like it's like a wine menu. Hey try the BUBBA og. They say quote. We were totally stunned. At first then we were really happy. Which? Sense I certainly doing well. And I don't. I can't tell you that it is necessarily weed or cannabis, as I like to call it when I being professional bought. I do have a variety of different. Flavors strains of cannabis that I that I do use and maybe you know maybe my purple Kush is what is keeping me safe from corona virus. I think that's what your role with one more quote from the scientists quote, our work could have a huge influence. There aren't many drugs that have the potential of reducing infection by seventy eighty percent. Wow! He told the Calgary Herald so your nightly. Cannabis intake may actually be helping you fight off the virus
66-year-old woman accused of driving into Bloomington protesters arrested
"Of the red car that ran over protestors in Bloomington has been arrested. Christie Bennett was taken into the Monroe County Jail Wednesday night. The Herald Times says she was the driver that was seen in a social media video driving over protesters who are supporting box Booker. She's charged with criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident. One protests, protestors suffered cuts and bruises. Another was taken to the hospital with head injuries.
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"herald" Discussed on Herald
"Heralded news news learn is now. Empowering the community base, slow the news, your news with falls, Oregon. Empowering the community and serving mclamb basin. This is the the news facing us pop. Greetings and welcome to base views heralded news podcast featuring interviews with local experts discussing issues important to the climate basin. I'm kirtland key with the herald news this week. We're joined by Jesse Widener Klamath film here to discuss one of my favorite topics, movies, upcoming events, such as the annual climate independent film festival and a special screening with a very special guest coming soon. Jesse, thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to join us here. Well, we will get into everything that Clem film entails and just a little bit. But I always like to start these things off a little bit of background on our guests themselves. Can you educate us a little bit more about who Jesse Widener? Sure. So I've actually got a fairly wide arts back there used to work as a draftsman architect California for about seven years before I moved up here, I've studied music composition, do some drawing some writing. I practiced photography for several years before I started getting into the film thing. So the film thing actually really comes from being the sort of great medium. It's an amalgamation of all these other disciplines that you. You can do kind of throw all these different dispirit interests into one thing. So what was the first video project that you worked on? The first project was probably the first project I did with Klamath film, and it was on one of those old. I don't say hold the nineties hand held nineties early two, thousands of Devi Cam with the digital video tape. And one of the first things I learned was that the screen on it is not as it shows brighter than what the actual film was. So I was exposing to the screen and when I actually took the footage home to work on, it was so dark. I had to crank everything is still looked nasty and black, and it was horrible. I'm from Hollywood is well, I grew up in Eugene, but I spent a long time in Hollywood and those Devi cameras there fuzzy because when I was working on a lot of projects, some of those cameras were fifty thousand eight hundred thousand dollars now that everything's gone digital. They're selling those things on EBay for one hundred bucks. People can't get rid of them. Yeah, yeah, ours, ours is more of a consumer grade one though that we were. We're using it was, you know, like something you'd pick up Fred Meyer or whatnot, and it just wasn't that hot and me not knowing what I was doing with it was even worse. So well, one thing that I have found fascinating being involved in film is the number of people like yourselves that got involved in simply by doing, didn't have formal Bagger. There are film schools that people can go to, but lots of times people just get involved when it for the sake of having an idea grabbing a camera and giving a try and kind of learning as you go. Right. That's a funny thing because I think you know, obviously the film industry is still young, maybe one hundred years, old hundred twenty years old. Just you know, it's not like painting or something like that, and it's been a master apprentice industry for a long, long time. You know, you start working on a film as gopher basically, and work your way up. And then at some point you did start getting into the film school stuff with that sort of seemed to be the advice path go to films go, go to USC, go to southern California, whatever the case maybe and then it not in the last probably twenty years with the advance. In technology with the internet, having all of these YouTube videos, and there's several channels that teach you how to do all these filmmaking techniques or whatnot. I think it's really democratized and commodities that industry where you can just from your house, you'll get a five hundred dollar camera. It's amazing compared to anything from, you know, ten twenty years ago and then sit on YouTube for your to do stuff. You know, the technology's advanced, but what's really fascinating to me as just a fan of film in general. I love going back to the old silent film era, the little black Charlie Chaplin Buster Keaton and stuff like that. And you look at the things that they were doing. They were inventing how films are made then. And while the technology may have changed the method for creating film really hasn't and over the course of a century, right? Yeah. The structure is generally isn't actually, I have a slight complaint about structure of fill. You know, when when film for start out, you're talking late, eighteen hundreds early nineteen hundreds and nobody really knew what to do with it. You know there was this massive creativity of, you know. What? What wild things can I do? You know what weird effects can I do? How can I freak people out that never seen something on screen like this and somewhere in the teens, the nineteen teens. It's sort of took on this the purpose of films to tell a story. And I think it's really been pigeonholed in that one hundred years. You know, it's it's like saying the purpose of painting before there was photography. The purpose of painting was to be as realistic as possible and the medium geared towards that realism until in the eighteen hundreds of the camera came out and they realize somebody could just snap a picture. So you know what was the point of painting now that's when you saw painting expand into, you know, pression ISM and surrealism and Dada. ISM cubism and Jackson Pollock jap- technique and all this kind of wild stuff. And
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"Riana being one of them, I think he's going to be phenomenal here and very entertaining. And then Heidi Burson, Heidi Burson is an award winning artist and songwriter that has a soulful sound. Her delivery is really captivating. And I think she's going to peel to a broad base of people. So there's a lot on the schedule. There's familiar legacy names like. Richard Marx and stars, like Josh Turner. There's tribute acts for people who love those classic songs of z. z. top foreigner and sticks. There's classic jazz. There's even a rocky horror picture show coming up and there's a dance theater in the nutcracker. There's a lot happening at the rally. I'm really excited about this schedule. Do you feel this kind of covers a little bit of everything for everybody? I really do. Yes. I like you say, Mark, his goal is always to peel to though so this was his last Gadgil that he put together and once again, he's done a phenomenal job. I think there will be something for everybody to come to the rash, Ragland and see you also announced what will be happening next summer. Now, summer is usually the time at the Ragland. There's not a lot of concerts and events happening, but it is a time of preparation for the fall schedule, and it's also the time for community theater. There's always a youth camp that starts immediately after school gets out and that culminates with a theater perform. Silence by kids, and there's always a community theater production, like what's happening this upcoming weekend with wizard of Oz. Now, next year's youth theatre you announce was going to be mad a gas car, junior, I assume that's based on the popular animated film series. That is exactly right. This smash from DreamWorks. There's going to be the community theater production next year that I am really intrigued about because you're going to be doing the Addams family. Now the iconic TV show and all of the spin offs of that the movies, there's some characters in the Addams family that I'm really curious to see how that's going to come out on stage. There's cousin it and there's a decapitated hand. It is part of the family other wanna know how exactly that's going to be presented on stage how you're going to have an active hand that is totally separate from an actor. Well, we've got twelve months to figure out exactly how that's gonna work, Dan and. Crenshaw are going to be our directors on that in. I'm imagining maybe something to the effect of lights and mirrors for the hand running across the stage. I'm excited to see exactly how that's going to turn out as well. We have a very exciting schedule at the Ross right room that's going to start off actually in just a couple of weeks here with the Beatles RDX. And then of course, Josh Turner, September ninth. And just a whole wealth of quality act leaving all the way into summer of next year. Theresa silver is the interim executive director of the Ross Ragland theater. Check out the calendar and you can get tickets now either at the box office or online, Theresa. Thank you so much for coming in and telling us all about all the exciting things happening at the Ross, raglan theater. Thank you for having..
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"I remember one year we didn't have the nutcracker. That was very disappointing. It's a staple. Everybody wants to go. We're having it twice in one day this year we'll have a matinee and then we'll have an evening performance. And typically we sell out so that I remember as a child going to see the nutcracker, I think it's kind of one of those cultural by Connick events that everybody let's experience around the holidays. Red Tyron is are quintessential event every year. It's we have theme tables based on different musicals, so it's really fun for everybody to go and do. That it's a great fundraising event for us, but it's also a fun event for our participants, all kinds of games and prizes to be won. We haven't live auction. We have a silent auction and all of the pro season funds go to our children's programs that we run in throughout the year here in the Klamath basin with the schools after school programs in camps. There's also the classical music series. There's always musicians of excellence clam with symphony, and some classical artists come in perform. Can you tell me about some of the classical music that we're going to have this year at the Ross Ragland ensemble of four point one, they are the world's only guess win tat so they're all win instruments with when pianist they're coming over from Europe actually. So they are going to be really great. They're also going to do a residency in the schools with the children. So we're excited about that. We have Mark Valenti. A pianist. He has performed throughout the world basically and actually even performed for former first lady Barbara Bush. We have the young musicians of excellence that showcases highschool musicians and all their talent. The best are chosen by professional judges from competitions and last, but certainly not least we have our Klamath corral again, showcasing some of the basins best eighty. Multi talented individuals getting together under the direction of Robin Schwartz, and they have an incredible draw. We've filled the auditorium when they play. One thing that is always on the schedule each year as well are what are called tribute acts. I remember this past season, we had a performers that did the music of heart. I think there was a Beatles and a beach boys one. If I wrote remember correctly this year, you've got several tribute accident that are coming in. These are really great for people who love those conic songs, but you can't necessarily get the original artists here. So the next best thing is the people who oftentimes actually do the song better than the original artists. Sometimes it to be a tribute act. You really have to know the artist inside and out. And sometimes I've seen tribute acts are actually better than the original artist when I've seen them. So we've got three really great ones coming this year, right? Yes, we do. We have Texas tribute midst does z. z. top. We have jukebox heroes, which is a foreigner tribute fan, and we have grand illusion coming, which is a regional band and extremely popular. They played at hair fest actually recently up over a new team. Fantastic. So again, that's something that we're not certainly on the I five corridor. We can't. Always bring in the originals, but you can still enjoy the songs that you grew up on and led by bringing in these tribute acts, which is always fantastic now, and the other aspect is legacy artists. I remember this past season. We had John Ford Coley this year, bringing in another name that people will definitely remember and recall songs from from yesteryear. Richard Marx is coming to Ross Ragland, yes, along with Josh Turner, Richard Marx's. Another one were extremely cited to have. People have been asking, when is he going to be here? We're still working on determining that, but he has an incredible following and people are surprised at the amount of hits that he had going back to the eighties and he's going to be an extremely popular one when I had a chance to talk to Mark mccreery before he left. He couldn't tell me the entire schedule. We waited until end of July for the big unveiling, but there was one act that he couldn't stop. Stop talking about, and this is one that I hadn't heard of, but I'm looking forward to it just based on the enthusiasm that he brought across..
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"So we talked a little bit about this whole digital experience thing, and I want to delve back into that just a little bit of the next upcoming event is going to be a Beatles event deconstructing the Beatles, a sergeant, Pepper's of tell me about what that is. Exactly. Well, it's a closer look into it down a bit into the Beatles lives, but it takes a look at all the ingenuity and creativity that went into producing the sergeant Pepper's hearts. Club band and that album that they did. It's really an interesting I I've been able to watch some of it is really interesting film and very entertaining you get to see, you know the different aspects of the Beatles and how they pulled it all together. And I think the producer of the film did a wonderful job of creating all the vignettes that go into it. So that will be one of the newest RDX digital experience, film presentations. There's some other may coming up and I know that's also going to be utilized for things like the Klamath independent film festival and bit September. Some of the others that I saw on the schedule that you announced in late late July, an American in Paris castle in the sky l. Inca for all to tell me about some of those presentations through the RDX experience that are going to be happening. Well, the American in Paris is going to be the musical. It's about a World War Two veteran that moves to Paris and meets young Parisian shop girl who has a somewhat of a secret, and he is so in love with her. But he soon realizes that maybe he's not the only one that's. Engaged with her so to speak. Now there's an aspect of the Ross Ragland that has been expanded in recent years, and that is the second stage. In addition to the main theater, you now have a second performance area that holds events that may not be big enough for the main stage, but still has a core audience. And I know there's things that have become traditional there the the annual rat pack. Christmas event always sells out way in advance. I know that you've got some dinner theater experiences, karaoke piano bar. How is that second stage developed during the time that you've been with the board and now as as the executive director and told me about some of the events that are happening? Well, it it went from maybe one or two events year..
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"So you know, we look at all those things. There's also the art north west conference that's going to be an Eugene this year. So we go up to that and we get to see a a great variety of performances and acts that we can pick from. And so it's just a matter sometimes of winnowing it down to what we think will appeal to the audience here and also a little bit. What we can afford to bring here because like you say, we aren't on the I five corridor. So we have a smaller community. And so those are considerations. Do cute always bring the superstars in though there is a couple of recognizable names and we will get into the fall schedule that was recently announced in late July or we'll we'll go through the list of all the arts. But I, I want to talk about some of the changes that have been happening at the Ross Ragland. There is a new digital experience that has been implemented. There's already been a couple of things. I know recently there was a live stream of a concert by the band muse and there's some other experiences that are coming up. So tell me all about this RDX system that was just installed. It was kind of the brain child of one of our board members, and she really took the wheel in in making this happen and bringing it here. And so it's a high definition digital projector with adobe sound system, and we're able now. To have theater grade, like the pelican theater grade films that we can present and we can have all kinds of streaming events that we want to have in. It's it's almost like you're, you're a movie theater in dealing with distributors as far as what's released and the timing that you can have him and that type of dynamic. We're going to be able to bring musicals regular films, independent films, National Geographic, just an incredible variety of performances are rash, rather films to to the theater, you know, appeals to a different genre of an crowd. So we'd like to, you know, keep appealing to everybody with in historic theater. There's also a matter of keeping it up to par and maintenance and all that. And I know this summer there's been a little bit of an issue in regards to the air conditioning. Can you tell me what happened and where things kind stand in in getting that fixed? It's called poor timing on the part of the the hair conditioner that's for sure beginning of summer and it decided it was going to fail on us, although it's been working for over thirty years. So we had to get an engineer come in and take a look at it because it's a different type of system in. It's not easily replaced what we could replace the whole thing. But that was for an exorbitant amount. And so we decided he said we could repair it and have it good for another thirty years. So he's in the process of, we've ordered the part which is a compressor and a coil that is supposedly takes almost two months to get here. So we're looking at the end of August before that arrives. They'll also have to do some adjustments to the space that's already on the roof where they're taking the old unit from, and then we'll have to get a crane. Put that up on the roof. It's quite involved and. Hopefully have that all done. By the end of August, we have some wonderful businesses that are helping us out and giving us a break as far as Costco's. So how is that manageable right now? I, I know some are you don't have as many crowds as when the fall season starts, but there is currently the wizard of Oz production, and there's been the youth play that happened a little while ago. How crowd's been managing temperatures. Maybe a little bit higher than than what is typically comfortable for the raglan. My facility's director has done a wonderful job. She's basically created a swamp cooler type of the fact. She runs that in the evening, and so we get that it gets cooled off inside there, and then we went out and bought some fans that we were able to strategically placed to the side and it's done a wonderful job of keeping it cool in the air moving. And so. This last weekend with the wizard of Oz, there wasn't even a mention or any thought as to the temperature. So she's done a great job of managing that..
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"I'm kirtland q at the herald news this week. We are joined by Teresa silver, interim executive director of the Ross Ragland theater and climate falls hear, discuss what's happening at the Ragland from the wizard of Oz, to falls recently announced event calendar, Theresa. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to join us. You're welcome, Kurt. Before we get into what's happening at the raglan hours, like to start these things off, getting to know our guests a little bit more. Could you tell us more about yourself? I've been living in Klamath falls since two thousand eleven moved here because my husband's job brought us here worked at jadwin for quite a while, became involved in the theater at the request of somebody who I knew from the base who knew I was interested in arts and like theater. And so she asked me to be on the board which I agreed to do, and I was on the board for four years the last year of which I was the chair of the board. So be on the board for several years. You had the opportunity to step in when the previous executive director Mark mccarey chose to take a job in Salem. I know that he had actually wanted to leave earlier and there was a search for two five replacement and couldn't find one. So you've now stepped into that role. So how did that come about of you being picked to be the interim executive director? That's a good question. And I had a couple of board members come to me and say, would you consider doing this while we do our search? I think the nature of wanting to get somebody in the in there as quickly as possible since he was going to be leaving to be able to just guide things until we were able to get an executive director. They knew my love for the theater. Ter- they knew my last experience on the board and I guess they figured I would be a good pick at the time or the Roz Rog with is a great historic theater carries on the tradition of clam with falls great past where this was a place before the I five corridor was created that a lot of the big name artists came through and there was a whole line in main street of grand movie theaters and perform performance halls. I love the fact that we have a arts epicenter like the Ross Ragland in a community like Klamath falls that provides such a wide variety of experiences. What do you like about the Ross? Ragland theater. Oh my gosh, it's it really is incredible. When I moved here, one of the things that really struck me was that we had this availability of cultural events. I was very excited about it. I had a friend invite me to come to when the community productions the summer that we got here and I saw it and I was so impressed. And I was so excited to know that we had this gem here in little old climate falls, you would not expect it, and I think it's something that helps with you know, we have people coming to visit other people coming to stay moving here, say because of the base, you know, we have people moving here from the the hospital from IT. I think that makes it more attractive for them to be here. I love the Roz Ragland because of the variety of events that come in. I've thoroughly enjoyed the acrobats last year and yet magician. And musical acts and community theater. It's great. The variety of content that comes in and I, I know that's a conscious effort that Mark mccreery had and that now falls on you for the time being. So what does the job entail in overseeing management of the Ross raglan while trying at the same time to plan for this great variety to appeal to as wide an audience as possible? Well, it takes a lot of research. We also get a lot of producers and distributors coming to us and showing us what performers they have. So I actually have a little file on my desktop that I sit there and put everything in their possibilities for the twenty nine thousand nine twenty twenty season, and we just get an incredible variety. And so then you sit and pick, what do you think would appeal here and like you say, the circus is a great win. The magician is another one feedback. It's been like we'd like to have some comedy..
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"In the basin came together. Said, how can we do something to address the the overallocation resources and provide some certainty around water and other important resources in the basin? And out of that process came the k HSA and a companion agreement at the time known as the Klamath basin restoration agreement, those required congressional action and they did not pass through congress in two thousand fifteen. But the parties to the k HSA made a commitment to come back together and redo that agreement resulting in the amended Klamath. Hydroelectric settlement agreement signed in two thousand sixteen to move forward with dam removal. So the care are c. is the entity responsible for implementation of the the k HSA. And we're really optimistic that the parties to the, the broader sets of agreements that were contemplated earlier, have come back together for the purposes of talking about how they might be able to recreate a more comprehensive agree. To address some of the other important resource management issues in the basin. It's obvious that there is need for more certainty around water supply for agriculture and water availability in the river to support fisheries and other important Kwok resources. So we view the dam removal process as important step, but not a sufficient step in order to address these larger issues, how many dams are there here and which ones specifically are being targeted for removal. So the four, there are four project dams that are currently contemplated for removal, and that the KRC anticipates taking possession of and then ultimately removing those four dams include the JC Boyle dam in Oregon Copco number one, Copco number two, an iron gate dam on the California side. So those are the four dams that will be part of the lower Klamath project. And if we received the approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory commission and other. Regulatory agencies, we will take possession of those and then remove those four dams of those four that are being targeted for removal. There's multiple purposes for building a dam way pit flood control to create reservoirs for power generation. What are the purposes of these four dams? Yeah, I want to be real clear on this because there's a lot of misc- perception about about the role that these dams play. They were originally constructed as hydroelectric dams, and they continue to operate that way today. These four dams operate for the sole purpose of providing electricity and spinning turbans and and providing electricity. They do not operate for flood control or for agriculture or municipal water diversions, the water that flows into these dams is essentially the water that flows out. So they operate specifically and exclusively to provide hydroelectric generation. And when they go away, there will be no interruption. In power to customers, Pacific Corp. The current owner of the dams has a replacement power plans in place and ready to go at the appropriate time to to replace the power that will be lost when the dams are decommissioned. So it's not going to have any impact on agriculture use or potential of power outages or anything like that if these are removed. Yeah, that's right. The operation of the Klamath river will continue to be managed at the link river dam. The bureau of reclamation really makes the decisions under court order and other operational considerations as to the flows in the river. So nothing that we will be doing related to the, the removal of the four dams will affect the flows in the river. And again, the power production will be replaced by other generating facilities that are in Pacific corpse portfolio. These four dams represent somewhere on the order of two percent of the generating capacity in their portfolio. So. They have ample capacity to replace this power without any interruption whatsoever. So how did the conversations for dam removal start and why do this now? Well, again, it goes back to those early conversations about how to address the the overallocation of water and resources in the river. And so we've seen some slippage in the in those original discussions. As I mentioned when the Klamath basin restoration agreement failed to move forward in the parties coming back together to amend the Klamath hydroelectric settlement agreement. And so the time is right to do this project. We're seeing here today, you know, difficult circumstances in with the the irrigation interests and and drought in the upper basin and continued over allocation of of water in the river. So the time is right, really to move forward with dam removal to provide the benefits that we expect to see as a result of doing the project, those benefits include restoring a more.
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"So I would get like you I get called, I would get calls all the time of your too liberal or too conservative. And at the end of a week, if I had roughly fifty fifty than I was probably in good shape. But you know, if you think about just reporting and it seems to have increased in tone and tenor in the last year and a half really people would say, you're, you're reporting bad things about the presidential administration, you, it's all the bad news and all the bad news. The reality is there hasn't been a whole lot of good news and so when you're reporting facts, you can't just kind of you can't just ginned up good things to make it look like things are. Okay. I mean, you have to report the the real truth. And under the previous administrations, we would get a lot of complaints about reporting, the Bush administration, the Obama administration. You know, you're putting too many good things about the you're right reporting about the Affordable Care Act. You're too liberal. You supportable. No, it's it's a story about the Affordable Care Act and how people use it. It's not. Supporting one way or another. But you know, I think where where it's kinda fallen down as people being willing to accept the opinions of others and say, respectfully, disagree, and then move on it is it's, it seems to be if if you don't agree with my opinions than I am, you are my opponent. And I think that's unfortunate because what we really strive to do as a as an industry newspapers in particular is educate and inform and help provide people with information that will help them lead their lives better. And you know, that's it's a lofty goal, but I think you know our, our staff, our reporters here, our reporters and all of our markets do that every single day and, and in all candor, and in all honesty, none of our reporters deserve that kind of abuse. I mean, these are folks who are working long hours reporters in general. They are not paid very much and they don't need. I mean, they don't need that kind of abuse on top of, you know, all those other factors going into it. So overseeing our western division now of atoms, which covers news. Papers from Utah, the way up into Washington, Idaho, Montana, as part of this greater veil of this national conglomerate of atoms publishing. What are you working on these days? Well, for me, that's a, that's a good question. So we're always trying to find ways that we can be. Well, we can do a couple of things one that we can financially performed to the degree that allows us to continue to support our newsrooms continued to support our community efforts. And a lot of that is through developing new sales programs, finding ways to become more operationally efficient, you know, saving money where we can. We've done a lot of that through our region. We've centralized a lot of different functions of our operations and and it's proven out to be very effective. You know, having been a journalist, I'm very sensitive to our resources in our newsrooms. And I mean, I wish I could hire, you know, dozens more reporters, but until we can kind of build a stable foothold with, you know, revenue sources and kind of stopped some of the challenging economic conditions that's gonna be hard to do. But that's what our goal is. I'm at the end of every day the beginning of every day in the end of every day, my goal really is, how can I work to better support the efforts going on in Klamath falls in bozeman in Nampa and and I think. Those are again, it's it's a day to day thing, but I think that we are making strides more and more newspapers. The herald news included are putting more emphasis on multimedia content as people are turning more towards digital. A lot of people are cutting even cable for TV, and going to things like sling, fewer people are picking up physical print and they're more reading things on their phones or tablets or computers. What is Multimedia's importance associated with print journalism engagement, and what are some of the kind of innovative things that are coming down the line to connect with those audiences that are looking for digital versus print? Sure. A great question. We kind of have this rare situation where we're trying to serve two masters..
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"This self shaming spiral what's really troubling even more so than the than the verbal attacks are. What happened in, you know, in the capital capital gazette capital gazette just ten days ago where someone who actively, you know, violently attacked reporters for reporting that was completely factual years in the past, but who held clearly grudge. And you know, as a journalist yourself, and I have, you know, certainly kind of casually brushed off threats from subjects of stories. You know, I would take photos of people who are arrested in prostitution stings, or, you know, who are arrested for DUI, who would call the newsroom and threatened to beat me up or, you know, I've had guns pulled on me and things like that. And I kind of casually brushed him aside is they're really not serious, but we can't. We can't take that casualty anymore. I think as journalists in America, we've been blessed with a society in a civility. The respect what we do. If you look at countries like Russia or. Mexico, South American countries. There are a lot of journalists who are targeted and killed their SAS innate because they're reporting against the government and the or whomever. And these people feel that they can eliminate the problem by eliminating the source of the information. It's it's scary to think that especially in a culture that is so polarized and it, you know, it's, it's, you have to be careful talking about many topics with people anymore just because everybody seems to have an opinion and it goes from zero to one hundred zero quickly. You know, working for a newspaper of always been very aware of. Being as moderate and middle of the road as I possibly could. Because you know, they saw me as a newspaper Representative you, you know, you're not supposed to have one side or the other lessons on the to'real page. And even then it's the institution, not the person, but for people to take out personal vendettas against reporters is it's terrifying. And I think you know, our society should be should be outraged by those kinds of attacks. The sad reality is, I personally haven't met a single reporter at this point that hasn't received at least one veiled threat at some point or another before it was something. Yeah, we laugh about staff meetings, but it's not something to laugh about it anymore. The other thing that we hear quite often, which is frustrating from a reporting perspective because our job is to report on what's happening not to interject ourselves into the matter. But just within the last couple of weeks, I received a phone call of someone saying that they wanted to cancel their subscription because they couldn't stand how liberally slanted. The herald news was and the next day I got a phone call from someone saying, I can't stand. -servative your paper is when we're trying to tread the middle path. So. There is a matter of knowing your audience, but within that. How do you go take the approach of being neutral while still not knowing the audience when people are coming into it with such bias per perceptions? Well, it's more pronounced now than it ever has been where where, again, this is this perception of, well, I guess we could say that as a society, we've lost our objectivity and we've lost our ability to rationally comprehend opposing information. So if you have a particular belief or feeling, you tend to gravitate towards those media sources that will confirm your beliefs and so-. TV does this a lot hate radio. They've got a lot of talk radio and internet websites and things like that. Newspapers are still in this world of we need to be objective sources of information..
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"They just don't have the local support perhaps that they did in those markets where I do believe that markets like the herald news and in Lakeview, they'll continue to serve communicate communities very well. And I think that's why Adams who acquired pioneer looks for markets like this to buy because they see that there is a longer term future a market like Klamath falls. Believes in or needs the newspaper more than a market. Like I would say Dallas, and here's an example when I was a publisher, I would have friends of mine ask, don't you get crazy with people calling you? Was the publisher saying, I didn't get my newspaper, or I've got complained about the newspaper, and my response was always the same. I'd be more concerned if they stopped calling. And I think here in Klamath falls. We know for fact, if somebody doesn't get their paper, chances are they're going to call on complaint, which they absolutely should do because we want to provide top-shelf customer service. But if they stopped calling, that means they don't really care if they got it or not, and that's a problem. And so we want to really make sure that people still care about getting that product. It's been a fascinating time to be a journalist lately in the last year or two. There's a new phrase that has caught on like wildfire of people making accusations of fake news. And just recently, we had the president actually referred to the media as public enemy number one at a rally as an executive who oversees multiple newspapers. This new added hostility towards journalism and media in general, how do you deal with that in a realm where suddenly there's so much open hostility towards people who are trying to provide facts and information, you know, that's a great question, and, and that's a hard question I it's disappointing to see this level of vitriol coming from our from the president of the United States and from elected leaders throughout the country. It's. The the media and journalists have never been and should never be the best friends of elected officials. It doesn't work well if they are. But if you have the government actively an aggressively condemning what really is an important part of democracy. Then I think that ultimately erodes what our communities have come to depend on us for. And I think that this whole this whole thing with fake news that's a, it's a smokescreen. It's a diversion tactic. It's a way for to bang the drum for you know, whatever you read is not real. I think in dealing with local markets like Klamath falls. It's really going to be quickly identifiable. If a story about a local city council meeting is core, unquote fake if there's inaccurate facts because the people who live in this market, no it to be true or they know it to be false. And if they call us if they call the editor than if there's a fact that's wrong, we'll fix it. We'll correct it. That's what we do. When you talk about larger scale national stuff, you know, they say, well, that's fake. Well, you know, I probably wouldn't know whether it's true or not. I mean, honestly, I don't believe most of what I read on the internet unless it's coming from a credible news source, like the herald news Wall Street Journal, excuse me, Washington Post New York Times. I mean, I'm very skeptical of the sources of information. I've almost completely eliminated Facebook from any level of of either accuracy or credibility in my personal line because everything on there is it's a confirmation bias circle. So if somebody believes it, then they read what they believed in there for they know their right and therefore they and then they posted and then they read it, it's it's, it's..
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"I'm Cridland key with the herald news this week. We are joined by one of our own Eric Johnston, western division president for Adams, publishing a large national newspaper conglomerate, which among its properties include not only the herald news, but also the Lake County examiner in Lakeview, Eric, thanks for taking some time to speak with us about media today. You're welcome. Thanks for having me. Well, before we get into the state of media today, I always like to start these off with getting a little bit of background on our guests. So can you kind of in on who you are a little bit of your background? Sure. So I started thirty years ago almost as a as a photo journalist, I've got my degree in photojournalism and I worked as a working photographer for small newspapers, community size newspapers, the herald news for a long time and back in the mid nineties. When everything was new about digital, I kind of started working through website development and spent the next fifteen. Building websites and web site business models for newspaper companies. And then back in two thousand nine, I was promoted to publisher of a community newspaper and then became essentially immediate bureaucrat and moved to pioneer. Now Adams about four and a half years ago. There was a merger last year. Some of our readers may recall that herald news and other properties under what was then called pioneer news group was bought by Adams publishing. Now you were involved with pioneer now you're still a part of atoms. So can you tell me about that relationship little bit? Sure. So I've been with pioneer for four years as the chief operating officer essentially overseeing the operational efforts at each of our newspapers, about two dozen in the north west. And after the acquisition was fortunate enough to be kept on by Adams publishing as the western division vice president which is about is roughly the same footprint that we have prior with pioneer plus a couple of additional newspapers in places like Idaho falls. So the transition to this point has gone really well. We've had a lot of changes in the corporate side, but. You know, the the changes I think have been good. So pioneer before had if I remember about twenty twenty five newspapers in that range, how big is atoms? Well, that's a really good question. Last week, ten days ago, Adams announced the acquisition of a group in Florida called the sun coast media group. So I have to admit, I'm not exactly sure of the number, but I'm pretty confident that it's over one hundred and fifty titles at this point across the country. A lot of those newspapers are in more regional and rural markets like the herald news and Klamath falls where people are somewhat limited in terms of options. We've seen the way that people access media drastically changed just over the past ten years or so with the advent of social media's popularity and more online sources. But in places like this, where there's limited amounts of TV coverage in newspapers, how important is newspapers in market in markets with limited media base? I think they're critical newspapers in markets like Klamath falls are really the only primary source of consistent information. I think that that our communities have and not only are they sources of information, but their engagement platforms so letters to the editor or even through social media channels and Twitter and things like that. They can participate with the newspaper, very actively and newspapers reflect the community people like to see themselves in the pages of the paper and at the at the most macro or micro level, I should say. Newspapers are the the preservation of democracy at the local level. If it wasn't for the herald news who would be going to the city council meetings the school board meetings to high school football games regularly. There really wouldn't be anybody. Yahoo wouldn't be there who doesn't exist. Google wouldn't be there. Facebook wouldn't be there. You know, it's really the herald news that preserves and protects the communities access to that information..
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"I'm curt Blakey with the herald news this week. We are joined by Mark Butte near Klamath, tribes scientists and Don gentry. Klamath tribes chairman who detail cultural environmental and economic concerns from the tribes perspective regarding the ongoing water situation, the Klamath basin and survival of the endangered fish that call upper Klamath like home, Mark, Don. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for the opportunity. Thank you. We have a lot to cover, but before we do that, I always like to get to know people a little bit better. I so Don could you kind of explain your background and how you've become the climate tribes chairman, I was born a Klamath tribal number. My father Klamath my mom, non native born here falls and we throw travel. I've lived here most of my life. I was gone for a period of time, but I've been back here since nineteen sixty nine born in nineteen fifty five and load here for a time. The moved away. I worked in the climate tribes natural resource department for a number of years, and I've also done other things Klamath falls folks. No, we from when we had a music store, retail musical instrument, business and so forth. But I spent the majority of my career working for the climate tribes of the natural resource department. I worked as an in became the climatize natural resource specialist. Before I ran for travel council in two thousand ten. I worked for the tribes for twenty five years. Prior to that, I was around when we started actually our water sampling where theme and learned how to spawn suckers when Mark was actually new to the area or at least new to working with us in that capacity. So we have a long history together in. So I've been here. So after working for the tries for twenty five years, I came on and and ran for tribal government, which we have a referendum vote. We send meal out balanced all of our members. Yeah knows elected vice chairman and seated in twenty ten in Iran again. And as chairman in I'm now finishing up my sixth years chairman, elections are of begin again next year in February nominations. So what exactly does the chairman do other than get their face in the newspaper lot? Well, I cheer both the. Rival council, which is a ten member elected tribal council elected the same way as me the officers. We run for specific positions, but then they're six members at large. So there's six positions that are filled. And so I, I'm elected chair both the tribal council and also the general council, the general counsel are the voting members of the Klamath tribes. So we, we have every two weeks. We have a tribal council meeting of ten members to conduct business and are primarily primary responsibility is to serve. The climate tribe, says, provided through the tribal council. We oversee tribal administration of our programs..
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"While it's great to see some activity there the you know the developers continue to say that the d h s announcement has sparked other interests and we hope that's the case and that those other folks who are interested in developing down there sign on the dotted line and really that'd be terrific anchor for that end of downtown you know the south portal buildings down there fable museum but it'd be terrific to have a sort of a large anchor property where there's where there's some retail and lodging dining that kind of thing the sustainability of downtown isn't solely based off of local populous there's also a tourism element to it the historic aspects of downtown in the uniqueness is certainly a draw for people from out of town to come to the area to not just shop experience downtown climb with falls i know this is something that you're involved with as well there's of course the chamber of commerce that works a lot on tourism and discover klamath could you tell me about what discover climate is in your role with that yes so i actually just have been invited to become a board member with discover so learning more about the organization now but again we've we've had a very close partnership with them for some time one of their staff members is one of our community committee cochairs on the tourism we actually have a tourism committee it's it's one of our committees so we work very closely with them on you know projects that will either bring people downtown or will find other events that are going on and find a way to attract folks from those events downtown so obviously they they do a ton in terms of marketing out of the area we want to make sure that the product that we provide downtown klamath falls is is something they can brag about and when people show up here they look the brochure go yep it's exactly like it's pictured in this brochure right so so they do a ton of work in marketing and coordinating events we're actually partnering with them on an event in september in conjunction with the ride the rim event so again we're talking about an event this happening at crater lake but we've we've found a way to tie that group of people lot of them are going to be from not only out of klamath falls out of state out of country we've found a way to get them downtown so that's that's kind of how we work with discovered climate is is making sure that as they're promoting our region that the downtown piece that they're promoting is as advertise i'm going to put you on the spot here now as the executive director of kfta i know you can't.
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"For for completing that at the end of the summer we're gonna take all those cards for the health challenges that were completed and we're going to do a raffle for a big prize i get you know fit bidder or something nice like that that's consistent with with the health theme there will also be take home card where you can do some health challenges on your own away from the third thursday of and those will also enter you into the raffle so again cascade health alliances has just been a terrific partner for us this year with third thursday we've we've with them we've successfully found a way to provide everything about third thursday that people love but also tie in some of those you know health and wellness activities and education and information for people well events like third thursday all the other activities and all the support that you provide for local businesses is fantastic but none of that happens without manpower and money so are their grant programs that kfta works through do you help support with grant pursuits for businesses that are looking to possibly expand or or things like that we don't get to directly involved with businesses who who are who are looking for that type of funding particularly of his lending klamath falls has a lot of other great resources that are much more experienced and knowledgeable in those areas what we do with those businesses when we discover those challenges and we're talking with those business owners is we connect them to those resources we have very close partnerships with the small business vote and center with the chamber of commerce with case sita with sco ed so we're we're very well connected with those organizations and you know in return they also when when somebody has questions about hey i want to open a business downtown those organizations refer people so so that's i mean it's a good example of how the economic development machines should work right there's not one organization that is skilled in all of those areas but we have some organizations that are just brilliant when it comes to business challenges in finding funding and things like that as far as other grants the oregon main street revitalization grant that i talked about we actually apply to that grant program on behalf of business owners so we're actually in the process now of of kind of identifying some buildings downtown that might be good candidates for that project obviously we'd like to hear from any downtown property owners if they have their own ideas but we've got some some specific projects that i really can't talk about but that we think would be great candidates for those grants so when the time comes we will have a vetted some of those projects and will apply for the oregon main street revitalization grant on behalf of those building owners and that's that's important oregon main street your to get one of those grants.
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"Beautiful murals that are on several buildings and there's quite a few historic structures there however and i wasn't here when it happened but i certainly remember it nineteen ninetythree this series of earthquakes downtown kind of took the brunt of it it took the worst of the damage and so a lot of that history was unfortunately lost how much of downtown has been rebuilt with the mindset of preserving its history in that post earthquake era yeah there there has been some renovation on a lot of old buildings since that time unfortunately shortly after the earthquake we we lost a few of those buildings the blue ox of course is is one of the buildings in a lot of people remember caught fire there was there was some earthquake damage in some of those buildings there was a building across the way i think at the corner of fourth and main that unfortunately had to come down just recently we've seen some buildings with some damage not specifically related to the earthquake but a lot of these properties especially when they become vacant if they've got any structural damage at all and then their vacant for a while and then they become aesthetically damaged so to speak and and for particularly for building owners who are from out of town there's just not much incentive or financial sense in spending a lot of money to to rebuild them or to renovate and so unfortunately we've lost some of those buildings just recently having said that there's a lack of one on and there has been a lot of renovation downtown several of the buildings have been updated with newer earthquake proof standards there has been some invol infill and some of those areas the one building that comes to the top of my mind is at the corner of fourth in maine the nash building newer architecture so certainly not a a historic type of recreation but the architecture at least in my opinion at least complements the area and that's what we're looking for when when you go in and have to rebuild and renovate is he wanted to fit in at least so you know we've we've also got some buildings that are being renovated not specifically for quake stuff but we received the klamath falls received a grant through the oregon main street revitalization grant program last year to restore a couple of buildings and install elevators for access to the second floor so i think that's kind of where where a lot of people's minds are right now is that second floor residential obviously as a business owner it's some additional income potentially for your building but it also makes downtown even more accessible and it provides residential space for folks who really want.
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"Inviting me glad to be here we're going to talk a lot about downtown claim with falls and all the cool things that are happening there but i always like to start these off with getting to know our guests first and foremost so can you please tell us a little bit about who you are and you know some of your interesting past sure well i've been in klamath falls for about thirty years now so when people ask them where i'm from i say from climate falls it's been most of my life graduated from high school here at henley my entire professional career has been in klamath falls primarily in the business process outsource industry and then in i was job win for many years as a project manager during that time i also did a lot of stuff on the side i guess hobbies if you will lots of volunteer work with with some civic organizations as involved with the chamber of commerce and the past president have been on the case sita board of directors i'm currently the president at steen sports park in my very little free time i'm also a sports official i officiate football basketball and baseball most of those at the high school level i do some college baseball and college football as well and with that i'm also a representing high school officials in the southern oregon region on the organ atlantic officials association board of directors so that's that's what i've done up until this point and then a couple of months ago i saw the kathy executive director job posted sounded very interesting it's the type of job i've wanted for some time around here chance to you know not only be able to give people my opinions but actually hands on manage some of the some of the changes that i wanted to see so here we are so being in both managerial work and as a sports official you're no stranger to criticism from time to time right no i've i've heard a lot of it yet you know i get kudos once in a while too but yeah definitely definitely no stranger to criticism one aspect of kfta is that it's an organization that's kind of behind the scenes doing a lot of work it's doing tons but people may not realize that it's the organization that's doing it so could you detail for us please what exactly is k fda and a brief overview of the work that it does yeah sure so can't the is a an association for lack of a better term of downtown businesses property owners and supporters we do have partners and volunteers from outside of the downtown area but the primary objective is based on economic vitality in the downtown core along with historic preservation and promoting our downtown is a place to enjoy as far as events and just the overall atmosphere so all the flower baskets he see downtown the planters with with the nice flowers in them come springtime the banners on the light poles those are the kind of things that kfta is working on to attract people to downtown and provide ways for people don't enjoy it while they're down there well and there are a lot of businesses of course there is a lot of history there too it's an affiliation with the main street america program which is a pretty fascinating national program could you detail what exactly that is sure yeah so the national main street program is aligned with downtown's across america and it's not just downtown's for example there's an affiliate in a portland neighborhood in alberta so it's not just downtown cores neighborhoods it's it's areas that are focused on historic preservation on economic vitality on ways to promote their area arts and culture all of those elements are kind of wrapped into the american main street pro the national main street program i should say oregon actually has a main street program which is attached to the to the national main street organization it's run through the oregon parks department believe it or not as as part of the preservation side of of the oregon parts department so to become a national main street partner you have to go through your states organizations so we are obviously a member of oregon main streets network we are at the level that's called performing downtown which means we have an organization in place we have achieved some benchmarks around the bill in legitimacy of the organization and we've got the the framework in place to get us to that next level well and it is.