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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

All Things Considered

04:44 min | 3 d ago

The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

"The newest branch of the military just promoted its first female three star general. The US Space Force also recently appointed the nation's first all women space operations team. Top space force leaders say gender and racial diversity is a core part of the mission. But his Colorado public Radio's Dan Boyce reports, some female veterans are skeptical. First Lieutenant Kelly McKay serves with the all female Space Operation Squadron stationed at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, The squadron command's one of the country's GPS satellites. I obviously never gotten work on all female crew for these were women that I've I wanted to work with their close friends of mine and co workers. The work of the space force is almost entirely digital Space Force members operates satellites and other national space assets from computers down on Earth. Lieutenant McKay says an all female squadron makes a bold statement for the military's news branch. I'm hoping that women will see that they have more opportunities, and they might have realized growing up as long as they're actively seeking out the women to come there. They have a great opportunity to be the the service that leads the way Don Christensen is president of the nonprofit Protect Our Defenders. The group focuses on reducing discrimination in the military. The space force grew out of the Air Force last December, Christensen says It's continuing the airforce tradition of a better gender balance than the other branches. But he worries the space force could continue another worrisome course when it comes to racial disparity there force with worst in analyzing military data Person's sins team found black airman 70% more likely than their white peers to get court martialed or receive other punishments. The air Force is own data shows that trend getting worse in recent years. Nevertheless, in just the last few months a couple of milestones confirmation of the first Black Air Force Academy superintendent and then the first black Air Force chief of staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Here's Brown's own candid assessment of the challenges ahead. I can't fix centuries of racism in our country, nor can I fixed decades, discrimination may have impacted members of our Air force. How much to make of these nominations depends on who you talk to. While we're very proud of gentle brown. It's It's so even Pacheco is a recently retired air force commanding officer. Photo op Shea. We like, like people. We like minority. Yea, we promoted on so don't complain anymore, okay? And we're like, Okay, So what? We want to see his action. What policies? Are you going to drive? What changes? Are you going to drive? She argues the ways to report discrimination in the space force are all inherited from Thie Air Force. And if you don't restructuring I honestly I don't. I'm not sure that you'll be able to restructure. I don't know. I just think they might continue get away with it. Unfortunately. Pacheco says As discrimination charges work their way up the chain of command senior officers often suppress reports to avoid looking bad themselves. They're going to be shaped to encourage honest communication, the space force's chief diversity and inclusion. Officer Carrie Baker says They've already placed heavy emphasis on developing open minded leaders and pushing them to learn about unconscious biases, even to the point where one should be careless enough to Speaks to their leadership about concerns that they have without concern of retribution. Baker says. The space force has targeted outreach initiatives to recruit women and people of color. Keep your eye on us. We're going to make you proud Tanya would nightie professional. They're working for the department defense for about 20 years, Tanya would lives in San Antonio, Texas. For years, she worked as an Air Force intelligence analyst, a job similar to the desk bound rolls found in the space force today would who's Black says misogyny and racism were rampant? Not getting a fair seat at the table, having to prove myself constantly having to prove my technical ability Trying to prove how smart I am. If if you will constantly challenged by my male colleagues, she's pleased to hear about that new all female space force team. She's still not sure it's a sign of systemic change. She compares the all female crew to the Tuskegee Airman, Those heralded black fighter pilots from World War two. That was an experiment. But was it sustainable? You know, do we still have that level of diversity? Now? She wonders if the space force doesn't address fundamental challenges involving race and gender. Will those experiments ever lead to anything beyond history? Making headlines for NPR news? I'm Dan Boys in Colorado Springs.

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Stolen Moments With Harold Sherrick

Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:56 min | 4 d ago

Stolen Moments With Harold Sherrick

"Recoup here on the imbalance history of rock and roll Marcus how you doing not bad. How about yourself today? Well I'm doing good but I'm a little nervous because we're trying something different. Today we're going to combine an episode of five favorites with a studio gas well, not in the studio on zoom? Resuming. With Harold Cherokee, he's got a great book called stolen moments. How many years Herald were in La is a seem to time I was born in La so in La for sixty three years. Only been back here for three years moved back here three years ago. where. Were you living before? While I was living in the San Fernando Valley in Sherman Oaks. Dan Is area that you. which is just just over the hill to Hollywood, which is about fifteen minutes from where I live great place to be mad that close you know was wonderful. As a kid growing up there, where did you live and how did you first start plugging into the whole strip in the scene and everything that was going on there? I was born in L. A. Downtown La but then as a kid. Moved to Glendale California which is just right. Next door. They're nice sleepy little town and I basically grew up there went to high school there the whole bit and was there up until like nine hundred ninety and that I but I moved to the valley when I got married a second time and Just. been there all my life and. I was well connected when I was a kid started going to concerts when I was twelve. I concert was the Beatles. Hollywood ball no. That was all I. I went to the last la which was August. Twenty nineteen, sixty six and that was the Beatles Esta left. Day before the last one, which was candlestick. But that was my first concert. That right in the second row air right there. Six dollars? Ticket dollars can you actually hear the Beatles because? I HAVE THEM IN DC and said, the girls were screaming so loud that she couldn't hear the Beatles from where she was sitting in the stadium Yakking you know here and there it wasn't obviously crystal clear. You did have screamed grounding out of most of the time, but you could hear your somewhat mind blown dude, that's all I wanNA say or I'll deal mind-blowing. Well, that'll be a great entry into rock and roll life for anyone. And Talk to us a little bit about the book you were taking pictures around the L. A. Seen for quite a number of years in have some stunning captures in this book in all, it was going to concerts as a kid I used to play around with little Brownie camera when I was nine and ten years old and so eventually when I was able to graduate up to actually getting a decent camera which was. Like nineteen, Seventy, eight, seventy, nine, eighty at one. I really started pushing myself into the into the scene as best I could. It's all proven yourself in the beginning paying your dues you know you're not getting paid when you start out, it wasn't the solely for the money was the for the love of the whole thing. I always had a visual of capturing a great moment. You know whether it was in concert or meeting. Somebody in a hotel room that's what I started doing. Did you build a black and white dark room in your house? My father had a black and white dark room. Yeah. I didn't my house. I had a friend that helped me out a lot a couple of friends that end our rooms and I would bring my films as soon as I shot it the next morning I was there almost at the crack of dawn. We gotta get this process you know right away. That's awesome. You know would do the proof sheets and then big out of print I'd have sometimes I'd have to send something out right away most of the time in the beginning, it was just doing it and getting it done. So I could actually look at what I shot. That's all part of the beginning anyway trial and error is how you learn from a day to day thing you know 'cause I'm self taught I didn't go to school for it and I just I always wanted to do that. You know just take pictures because my father. Was, a newspaper man you were for hearst for the Herald, examiner in La A., and that's how I of got into it. When I was a kid was he would always take me down to the office I used to look at all the photos and the photo room with saga offers, and then I go to the pressroom and watch the paper roll off the presses at night with the greatest greatest experience you know the newspaper game sets how I got into want shoot black and white for falls. What was the first concert? You Shot Elvis Presley Whoa. Seventy six year before he died he he never he didn't come to L. A. and seventy-six closes. He came Long Beach Arena and I had tickets through a friend who is very well connected into Elvis and getting good tickets. So we had some really good seats and that time I think I'd be twenty five bucks to see John a few pictures. They didn't really come out that well. So that's why nothing has really been seen on that because I nothing came out that good at all.

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Incident: Wings AT72 at Ambon on Jul 3rd 2020, Failure of All Instruments

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

07:27 min | Last week

Incident: Wings AT72 at Ambon on Jul 3rd 2020, Failure of All Instruments

"A. Wings Eighteen, seventy, two or eighteen, seventy, two dash. Two, one to. At Ambon, which is in Indonesia was flying from Ambon to Babbo with forty nine passengers and three crew D my Indonesia accent. Yeah. I think you make an APP. I am was in the initial climb out of Ambon Putnam, Laura Airport's runway to just when just after becoming airborne all display units, standby instruments, communication and multifunction control display unit failed. All of it. The landing gear lever not good. No landing gear lever could not be retracted. Climbing through about two thousand feet the display units one and three partially recovered showing speed and altitude indications again, and about three thousand feet communication and remaining displaying its intermittently recovered and the landing gear retracted. They put their landing gear lever up and then finally goes. Okay. Yeah. Sure. You're up. You sure. It wasn't doing a Microsoft update or something might have been. So. I'm thinking. If this were instrument meteorological conditions. I believe we will be reading about the accident and terrible tragic crash of this flight however could easily be yeah without any insurance when you're going to do not ways up, right. Thankfully the weather was not quite as bad. I mean it wasn't perfect, but it wasn't IMC apparently. and they were able to maintain. Reference to the. Queues outside to keep the airplane flying straight and level and climbing all stuff aircraft stop the climate four thousand feet position for return to runway for about thirty minutes after departure but went around and enter to hold at seven thousand feet. The aircraft subsequently landed back on runway four, one hour fifty minutes past. Departure. In Asia Cayenne KT which I guess is there investigatory agency rated the occurrence a serious incident? Yeah. Open an investigation. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained minor damage doesn't really say. How I can recall. Let's see. Then they go into a little bit more detailed by the way this is from the aviation. Excuse me. Aviation Herald. Let's see the weather during the situation was raining and the ground visibility was six kilometers. So you know wasn't. Great with not great. Let's see the. Starting process of the engines was normal when the aircraft taxied in lined up for runway to to. The aircraft took off and after airborne, the pilot verified the idol gate lever engaged I don't know what that is something to do with props. I guess suddenly all five display units and the integrated electronic standby instrument i. e s I went blank and the VHF radios burr off. the pilot glance to the overhead panel several lights eliminated. Consisting of the shed light on the D. C. Service utility busts, the available light on the external power push buttons. That problem they. Hit a great big generated. Along. With the we're just getting of course Pack lavatory detection engine boost. Hey we have a lavatory, we detected there. during the Situa- we just talked about that the pilot did not have flight instruments as reference for flight therefore, the pilot flew visually. about one minute. So everything came back and let's see why is it that they ended up holding for a while they run some checklist or something that the deal oh, I think he was waiting for the weather to improve. A bit before they came in for their landing. Yeah. Sensible. Relying, his attitude indicators. And other instruments. Yeah. Urinate Visual Reference Yeah. That was smart. So you know you'd think that was this the airplane that was kind of Pretty new or was that another one lows? Let's see Oh. August fourth twenty seventeen. Yeah. So it's Relatively, new airplane Not, sure. Exactly. What happened there some kind of electrical. Weirdness apparently yeah. I mean a supply problem but the thing that really concerns me as if you get a supply problem to you main instrument panels. Avis or whatever type of aircraft urine you would expect perhaps to lose some. But the one thing that should you should always bail rely on is you standby instruments they should be from a completely separate power sauce. Often. Just connected almost directly to the battery so that regardless of what else you've lost, you've got something to go on to help fly the airplane. the fact that he lost his signed by insurance as well. makes me seriously concerned about the architecture, the electrical system of of this aircraft. If, they find a full of manages to take out. So many buzzes by all buses that they also lose their same standby instruments that for me is a major concern. Yeah. I'm wondering if if that was something about the way, the electrical system was designed and manufactured or maybe. There was some kind of maintenance done to the airplane and they didn't connect all the bits and bobs correctly. I don't know I saw. The aircraft should be so capable on the ground before they get on something incorrect deep rooted of self diagnosing electrical problem If they wouldn't have got to have on, they had known that they had a major potential right room with their instruments. Sure. So this is just It happens. On a bus of had some problems in the pasta with unexpected glitches which have taken out all the display units but never have I heard of an Airbus having a problem with standby simultaneously that that is just nine national that is not supposed to happen. Ever. But did apparently in this case, and thankfully, the weather was good enough for them to maintain control their come. We had some pundits who had enough skill to bail to continue to fly the airplane the even relatively poor visibility with. Right around which meant horizon, the visual horizon would have been indistinct. They managed to interpret what was happening to the aircraft in their Themselves and not get fooled and not getting a situation where they lost control. So fantastic

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

"President trump is declaring the dawn of a new Middle East the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and to Gulf nations where this afternoon to change the course of history at the White House the president hailed deals normalizing relations between Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Benjamin Netanyahu's Jewish state it heralds a new dawn of peace echoing the words of the president who is looking to cast himself as a peacemaker weeks before the election the agreements could lead to a major shift in the Middle East if other Arab nations like Saudi Arabia follow suit but the deals do not address Israel's conflict with Palestinians who rejected them as stabs in the back by fellow Arabs Sager mag ani Washington

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New York - Macy’s Announces Changes For Thanksgiving Day Parade

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:29 sec | Last week

New York - Macy’s Announces Changes For Thanksgiving Day Parade

"Well, this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade goes virtual because of covert 19. NBC's Adam Cooper Stain explains Snoopy and Santa will still be parading through the streets of the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Just not the way New Yorkers have come to expect it. There will be a 75% reduction and participants. There will also be no parade route with production to take place in and around Herald Square. That's really gonna happen in this one block area right around Macy's interesting to see it on

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be television-only

Ron St. Pierre

01:16 min | Last week

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be television-only

"Macy's parade is going to look a lot different. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is going to be macho different this year because of covert 19 mayor did build the Blasio yesterday announcing the iconic parade will be a virtual event this year because of the Corona virus. In a statement, Macy said this year the celebration will shift to a television on Lee Special presentation showcasing the Macy's parade. Signature mix of giant character, helium balloons, fantastic floats, street performers, clowns and heralding the arrival of the holiday season with the one and only Santa Claus pulling up the rear. The floats will be staged in midtown Manhattan's Herald Square and will be secured two vehicles instead of by participants holding ropes, tether ropes. Local musical performers will also take the place of Out of state marching bands this year, apparently with Macy's, adding that the total number of participants will be down some 75% from last year, and those who do participate will have to wear face masks as well as follow social distancing measures a social distancing parade. Three hour event usually draws about 3.5 million Spectators in New York City more than 50 million viewers on TV going to still be broadcast on NBC at 9 A.m. Eastern Time on Thanksgiving Day.

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Been Caught Stealing

Your Brain on Facts

04:40 min | Last week

Been Caught Stealing

"Thankful faults jewelry and fine art. Maybe a casino carefully organized plans by people dressed in black turtlenecks with lots of cool gadgets close calls. What we remember as the daring heist of one of the world's most famous paintings. was really neither of those things. The heist wasn't particularly daring and the theft of Leonardo DAVINCI's Mona Lisa. Wasn't even noticed until well after it had happened. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. These days the Mona Lisa also called in Italy login Kanda and her famous enigmatic smile hang in a prominent place in the Louvre in Paris. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in History at one, hundred, million dollars in nineteen, sixty two. So. That would be about eight hundred million dollars today. Over six million people go to see it each year. It's so popular that you can't even snap a quick Selfie of it without having a few dozen other strangers, hands, and cell phones in the frame. This popularity certainly wasn't the case when the painting was I hung in the Leuven eighteen o four or for the century subsequent. Neither was popular with critics when the artistic elite who often relegated it to the low end of DAVINCI's work it was basically just another painting. It was so unsocial in fact that it took the better part of twenty four hours before staff even noticed the painting was missing in Nineteen. Eleven. A handyman named Vincenzo Perrugia was working in the museum and he simply waited in a closet until after the museum had closed. Tuck to the painting under his smock walked on out. He was unwittingly aided by a plumber also working in the museum who unlocked a for Peruta when he found himself stuck inside. The police were called and they searched the museum. The only sign they found the Japan Kanda was frame laying on a staircase. Though police did find some twenty one other paintings in the museum. The curator's had previously reported missing. The. Search went citywide then national then international. Ships were searched before they left France or after arriving in their port of call. A reward of over half a million dollars in today's money was offered. The Mona Lisa's picture was printed in newspapers all over the world. It became a of Mona Lisa Mania. The theft of this single painting served a spawn multiple criminal enterprises. People on the wrong side of the law knew that those with more money than morals would want to buy. LEGITIM- Kanda. A pair of confidence men from Belgium hired a small army of forgers to make quality fakes, which they then sold to select around the globe. They made sure their buyers were unlikely to ever meet and rested soundly knowing that no one would let on that they had purchased the most famous stolen painting in the world. Though today, one of them would probably take a selfie with it. The huge reward and the number of fakes in circulation meant the police were inundated with leads. For two years they searched tirelessly. But Fruitlessly The sixty man strong force even interviewed, Peruta Twice. But decided, he couldn't be the criminal mastermind they were looking for. Not only did those two years not yield the Mona Lisa the police didn't even find the forgeries. The head of the Paris police retired in shame. Did, peruse, you get an enormous payday for the stolen painting. People were soon to learn that he didn't steal it for money. When ferruccio approached museum in Florence to sell them the painting, the museum's director called the police instead. After. His arrest Russia's stated. I worked in the Louvre making frames for paintings stolen from Italy by France every day I pass login Kanda and swore I would return it to its rightful home. He seemed convinced he would be heralded as a hero. This was sadly not the case but the Italian courts were sympathetic giving him only a year in prison for the world famous theft. These days legit Kanda sits behind more bulletproof

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to change route

Tim Conway Jr.

00:13 sec | 2 weeks ago

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to change route

"Is ditching the parade route. The action will happen in and around Herald Square. Macy, says 75% fewer people will take part in the year's parade, the balloon inflation event, which happens the night before the parade has been cancelled.

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New York - Macy’s Announces Changes For Thanksgiving Day Parade: For First Time Ever, It Will Be TV-Only

Dave Ramsey

00:33 sec | 2 weeks ago

New York - Macy’s Announces Changes For Thanksgiving Day Parade: For First Time Ever, It Will Be TV-Only

"Thanksgiving Day parade is going virtual because of covert 19, and you can expect to see some changes as Lisa G reports When it comes to this year's parade, Macy says. There will be a 75% reduction and participants. And there will be no parade route with production to take place in and around Herald Square with surprise pop up performances like what they did with the Fourth of July fireworks. In addition, there will be no local marching bands, but professional musicians will be used. Also the giant balloon inflation public event on the Upper West Side the night before is being canceled. I'm Lisa G.

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Doc Rivers on Clippers: ‘We’re here because we put ourselves here’

The Jump

01:10 min | 2 weeks ago

Doc Rivers on Clippers: ‘We’re here because we put ourselves here’

"Mantras. Herro. Has not been the same. Player since he came back from being away, Lou Williams has not been the same player since he came out of the NBA Quarantine jail there this is just the facts that doesn't necessarily mean that that's going to change the outcome on tomorrow night for game seven. But this is not simply the the clippers messing around there at the break here and his doc rivers said today they clippers put themselves here nobody else and it's up to the clippers to get themselves out of it. Yeah I'm not sure mantras heralds should be guarding Nikola Jokic chapter what we've seen the last couple of games herald had a good game for though. So I, mean, it's one of these things. That's a little confusing because I think I heard you mentioned this Brian that he's the sixth man of the year, not just of the team but of the League and yet he is not the six-man off their bench in that last game right that he drew my green came off the bench that they they have not been able to use him as they wanted to, and it goes so much deeper than that. Just so many parts of this team not functioning together the way that they can. and. We've seen them do it at times the season, but we have also seen them lack cohesion at times. This season and game seven is not a time for that. We will have to see if they can pull it

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Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces

Safe Money with Bill Carter

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

Bahrain and Israel agree to normalize relations, Trump announces

"President Trump heralded a new diplomatic agreement in the Middle East. President Trump announced Friday that Bahrain will normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. The president called this quote a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. The sand was loaded up with blood. And now you're going to see that a lot of that said he's gonna be loaded up with peace. The Israel Bahrain announcement comes on the heels of the US brokered agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic relations on the condition that Israel commit to not annexing parts of the West Bank. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington The skies over California

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Concerns grow as campuses become the new Covid-19 hotspots

All In with Chris Hayes

00:55 sec | 2 weeks ago

Concerns grow as campuses become the new Covid-19 hotspots

"Of the biggest sources of concern right now, our colleges and Universities University of Illinois urbana-champaign was heralded as one of the most comprehensive corona virus plans in the country which included testing more than forty thousand students. Twice a week researchers had anticipated seven hundred positive cases in the entire fall semester. But instead in just under two weeks of classes there have been more than seven hundred cases. University of Wisconsin in Madison. was forced to move all classes online and quarantine students after their outbreaks or passed a thousand cases in just a matter of days university North Carolina in Chapel. Hill. Went to all online instruction days after students return after nearly two hundred cases popped up almost immediately and the theme in all these cases that while universities might have plans to control the virus. And control things in dorms and in in faculty rooms and things like that. College students do a lot of socializing off campus.

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Miami high schooler charged with cyberattacks that stopped online learning

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

02:23 min | 3 weeks ago

Miami high schooler charged with cyberattacks that stopped online learning

"Well, well, a a teenager teenager is is alleged alleged to to have have been been behind behind at at least least some some of of the the online online attacks attacks in in the the state's state's largest largest school school system. system. Fourth Fourth largest largest school school system system in in the the United United States. States. Miami Dade County of school Police yesterday arrested 16 year old South Miami high Junior For the cyber attacks that disrupted online learning this week in the school district. It was my protector because he is a juvenile. District officials says investigators were able to trace the attack to zippy address at his home and made the arrest in the early hours of Ah, Thursday. Mars like three or 4, a.m., may they went to his own. Yeah, it was interesting getting that knock at the door. It was interesting because yeah, it happened. I think right around 3 30 in the morning or something like that, and yesterday, Alberto Carvalho said the last attempt they had At getting into the system happened like overnight just before the police busted into his house. Really amazing the timing. And here's Mr Carvalho. He says The boy wasn't the only one creating problems. There are other attacks from foreign nations such as Russia. Ukraine, China, Iraq and possibly others. Still no word on if the's hacks led to the Kate Online platform malfunction or if that's a separate software issue. Some of the folks who were neighbors of this young man told The Miami Herald of the boy is respectful and not a troublemaker. Look, I just I think that I think he's not going to prosecute, apparently by the feds, even though this is a felony acute accusation. But by state prosecutors, and he's only 60 years of all of his age, But you've got to send a message with this. We talked about it yesterday, I was likely that it was going to be a kid just like that. Twitter hack a couple weeks back. Or at least it's you know, they think at least this may have been a kid. But like Mr Cavallo said, it might be elsewhere to where there are more bad actors involved from outside of the country. So not good news, but maybe we'll find out today if they get online and are able to smoothly proceed. A lot of people are still using zoom and the Microsoft platforms yesterday to be able to do this. They didn't trust this K 12 and he said they'll make a decision by next Friday. The 11th on what they're going to do with this, Everyone try and stay with it or not. The K 12 round.

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Death of Miami officer’s wife who was trapped inside his police vehicle treated as accident

Mark Levin

00:32 sec | Last month

Death of Miami officer’s wife who was trapped inside his police vehicle treated as accident

"A tragic accident leads to the death of a woman in Florida The wife of a longtime Miami police officer, has died after being trapped in the back of his patrol vehicle in the Miami Shores neighborhood, The Miami Herald reports 56 year old Clara Pally knows death is now being treated as an accident. Officials believe she went into the Ford Explorer around 1 P.m. Friday for something while her husband was asleep after a midnight shift. At some point, the doors closed and self locked, trapping her inside his temperature's surpassed 90 degrees. Her body was found later that evening.

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Miami Hurricanes To Allow Social Distancing Fans Attend Home Opener At Hard Rock Stadium

WBZ Midday News

00:39 sec | Last month

Miami Hurricanes To Allow Social Distancing Fans Attend Home Opener At Hard Rock Stadium

"Looks like South Florida football fans will be able to attend games in person the season. I'm Peter King. There is no uniform attendance policy for the NFL or college football. It's up to local officials. Miami Herald reports that hard Rock stadium will be open for up to 13,000 socially distance fans for dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes games at least next month. Stadium normally holds more than 65,000 people. There will be restrictions, no tailgating mandatory masks when fans already eating or drinking stadiums. Restrooms have also been upgraded to include touchless faucets and flushing as well where Carlos Jimenez says they're ready.

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Thousands of chicks shipped to farmers by mail arrive dead

WBZ Midday News

00:31 sec | Last month

Thousands of chicks shipped to farmers by mail arrive dead

"The US Congress woman in the state of Maine is raising red flags about budget cuts at the post office after nearly 5000 chicks. Ship to farmers in Maine showed up dead dead chicks by the thousands. The Portland Press Herald reporting that Congresswoman Shelley Pingree sent a letter to the postmaster General Luis de Joy, who by the Way, is testifying tomorrow before Senate members. She's concerned about the issue. We hope to hear more from D joy tomorrow on that and other matters of controversy.

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"herald" Discussed on Herald

Herald

05:40 min | 2 years ago

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"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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03:10 min | 2 years ago

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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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04:36 min | 2 years ago

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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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02:36 min | 2 years ago

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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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04:11 min | 2 years ago

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"In the meantime, finding a way to make it work while at the same time being in the theater, I think may be an improvement from being outside right now with mid-nineties temperatures and the amount of smoke that there is most definitely it is. That's what we think is to to get away from the smoke, which is, I think, becoming very wearing for folks coming to the theater and having that coolness and calmness and clear air is when way of getting out of the the heat. Well, this weekend marks the final performances of the annual community theater production of wizard of Oz. And this is a long-standing tradition with Ross raglan theatre last year that did Mary Poppins and every year they try to take on and compelling story and kind of provide their own twist on maybe a story that people may know. The background because it's either a famous novel or or a famous film, but also kind of giving it it's on twists. So what do you like about these community? Theater productions. I think one of the things is that showcases the Amana talent that we have here in the Klamath patient. It really is incredible. And then it like you say, it allows a little bit of creativity and to put a twist on something that spent tried and true, but giving it a a little, a fresh face. I think our director has done a wonderful job of doing some fun things. I've gotten wonderful feedback from it. Maybe not everybody. Some people come expecting the same old thing that was in the movie, but you've seen that before. And so it's fun to see this new twist. I've gotten wonderful feedback the cast and the crew in the stage hands have had a wonderful time doing this, and they've gotten along wonderfully doing it. They're like a family. So it's one of the best productions that we've had recent years people don't realize necessarily what it takes to put on a production of this scale, the amount of rehearsal, the amount of preparation the time, it takes just to build the sets and make an all work coherently in all come together in a great presentation, give us a sense of just the timelines that have gone into last weekend in this upcoming weekend for being able to put on the wizard of Oz for this community. You know the casting started months ago and then the rehearsal has been going on since the beginning of the summer. The sets probably take several weeks to do and it's interesting because you you feel this crunch, you think you're starting far out and you still feel this crunch as you get closer and closer to the date. They have put hours and hours every night. They people work all day. Then they come in the evening and they rehearse for several hours. Each night for weeks on end, the dedication, the creativity. It's amazing what goes into making it work. So where's the vase is going to have three more performances from the time that we post the this show Friday night at seven thirty Saturday night at seven thirty and a Sunday matinee at two pm. Now, what people need to realize is that this is a steam punk version of wizard of Oz. It takes on a different tact in terms of the setting. It's still, you know the familiar songs and familiar storylines based on the famous wizard of Oz books as well as the film, but a steam punk aspect. What? What? What does that present that may be different from what people know from the movie I'll on accustoming is a little bit different in how they are. You know, it goes toward more toward the. I guess industrial type of look, some of the set pieces kind of have more of an industrial type of look so that go along with that theme that they've got going. So took it still available for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for August, what is it the tenth through the twelfth? That's so come out and see wizard of Oz, because a lot of really great local talent is put in an extraordinary amount of time into making a really great performance..

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04:39 min | 2 years ago

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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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04:27 min | 2 years ago

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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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03:33 min | 2 years ago

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"Lines or anything like that? Well, yeah, there are a number of impacts to existing infrastructure and things that we are currently addressing. Let me give you two examples. The city of why Rica insist you County. California has a water line that currently lays at the bottom of one of the reservoirs, and we are going to be responsible for relocating that waterline in advance of drawing down the reservoir. So it's the KRC's obligation to ensure that we maintain the city's water supply uninterrupted, and we need to complete that project in advance of drawing those reservoirs down so that that waterline is not exposed to the new river conditions. So we will fulfill that obligation and we are working very closely with the city and have established a very good working relationship with the city of why Rica staff and and mayor and city council members for the purposes of doing that project. So we are fully committed to successful outcome there. The second example that I would give you is that there is likely to be some. Marginal increase in flood risk for structures in the eighteen mile reach immediately downstream of the iron gate dam that will result from the deposition of some of the sediment that will be mobilized and transport when we begin the drawdown of the reservoirs and ultimately the removal of the dam. So we've identified that there's likely to be somewhere between a six inch and eighteen inch increase in the flood elevation for the one hundred year event. And we're talking about slight increase here, not a wall of water, rushing down the river, but we've identified about three dozen structures in that stretch of the river that are going to need to be protected from that potential increase in the in the flood risk. So we'll be working with property owners for the purposes of providing protections for those those structures and ensuring that they are protected from that from that flood event. Longtime ago when a lot of these damn started getting built, the army corps of engineers. Drastically modified the landscape straightened, some of the, the waterways and modified things from an agricultural perspective is this removal going to change the landscape in terms of how things look while you know in the area of the dams and down river to the mouth at the Pacific Ocean, the river is generally unaltered in the way that you're describing. So is the river going to be transformed in some way as a result of the the dam removal? My answer is yes, it will be. And I think that the way in which it will be transformed is to restore natural processes of sediment, transport and flows that will in, you know, allow the river to behave as otherwise would in the absence of those impediments, the dams and other controls. So we think this will be a positive way to restore natural conditions to the river. Again, we don't influence anything in the. Agricultural area or or anything that touches any agricultural or municipal water? We think that this is an opportunity to restore natural processes to the river, which will benefit the fisheries and and and other resources. Mark Branson is the CEO of the with river renewal corporation or k r c who is working extensively on the ongoing dam removal project during in the climate basin. Thank you so much for taking some time to educate us about this. Obviously, very complex situation. Next good to be..

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04:58 min | 2 years ago

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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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03:54 min | 2 years ago

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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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03:36 min | 2 years ago

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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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03:03 min | 2 years ago

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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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03:19 min | 2 years ago

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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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04:01 min | 2 years ago

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"From time to time businesses who are looking to locate downtown and need a space a lot of times between me and my board were canada the best ears and is on a knowing what's going on what properties are available so we do a lot of connection making between property owners and businesses so you know those are kind of some of the behind the scenes ways like you mentioned right it's a lot of it's not you know right out in front of everybody but we're doing a lot of work behind the scenes to to help our businesses be successful claim a falls downtown stays very proactive and very active with events especially now that we're getting into summertime there's the saturday markets seems like there's an event every week going on and veterans memorial park and of course as you mentioned sugarman corner what are some of the events that kfta either coordinates directly or assists in coordinating so we partnered last month with the city school district is a primary sponsor but blue zones project was involved the downtown associations volved couple of other groups were involved with give back day i think you guys did some coverage on it it just a huge community service project over five thousand volunteer hours i'm told this you know few weeks ago where were committed in support of this project so i mean you name it it was a lots of cleanup type projects no no big projects because we're talking about high school students that we only get for day so they come down at least in the downtown area some of the projects that worked on cleaning sidewalks printing up the the planners that are at ground level those kind of things so that was that was a huge one we're proud to be part of that obviously third thursday is our premier event and it's really the only large event that that we actually coordinate and produce this year we have a presenting sponsor cascade health alliance they have we have partnered with them to create a theme for thursday this year that is focused around and healthy lifestyles and wellness so we think that's going to be exciting we're not directly involved with the farmers market charlie wyckoff runs that does a great job with it obviously everybody's you know april comes around and people are like winds farmers markets starting so charlie opened up june second it's it's a popular thing lots of people down there everybody loves it charlie's on our board he's actually the committee chair for the promotion committee which produces third thursday so he's done a ton of work helping me get up to speed and putting together this year's third thursday so that's that's kind of our big event as third thursday we you know sugars corner we're involved in the programming of events they're scheduling we actually manage the calendar for sherman's corner we are partnered with mike angelo at the ledge who put together a first friday movie series sugarless corner this year so let's see if i can remember the dates the first one was june first july six and then i believe august third eight thirty at night or whenever it was dark enough to start the movie mike in and some other great sponsors are sponsoring movies in the park so that's awesome and then of course not so much on the event side but some of the kind of major things that go on downtown i mentioned the flower baskets the the banners we've got several banners downtown some of them feature the winter wings some of them are just downtown clemma falls or some kingsley banners down there so we are kind of the managing partner.

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03:06 min | 2 years ago

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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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04:20 min | 2 years ago

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"Nice to see that there are proactive efforts being done to preserve a certain identity with main streets klamath falls certainly has a really fascinating history and there are some historic buildings downtown i know we lost quite a few in the ninety three earthquake but as someone who has traveled cross country it was fascinating to see how downtowns and the whole concept of rural america downtown personified the concept of americana with bob's hardware and gills restaurant and we've seen a lot of that disappear over the years to for lack of a better term the walmart affiliation of a lot of of communities and so it's nice to see that there's organizations looking to preserve have a certain level of heritage and individuality for communities right yeah i think you're seeing that you know that whole americana concepts kind of coming back that's that's one of the things that one of the reasons i believe that the national main street oregon main street programs are so important study after study anecdote after anecdote areas do better economically when they have a strong vital active downtown core and that's not you know downtown with walmarts and targets in that's that's a downtown with you know the the small moment pop businesses the diverse businesses at one time been i've always been fascinated with the history of downtown klamath falls but in the past couple of months of learned a lot a lot more about the history you wouldn't believe how many laundromats and gas stations were downtown at one point so you're seeing a lot of diversity now you know we've got some some businesses downtown that are not necessarily your traditional downtown type businesses that we have a saddle shop downtown the guy build saddles in the back of his shop on main street which i think is just cool as heck i mean that's it's again not a traditional downtown type store but that's you know we're kind of getting back to like you said the walmart affiliation in the amazon if occasion if you will we're kind of i think rural especially rural areas are getting back to the experience of going out and shopping and dining out they don't want to go to a restaurant and get a pager and have to walk around for a half hour before they're seated they want to go downtown sit down and talk to their friends for ten or fifteen minutes while they're waiting for a table and they want to shop in the nice book teach shops where they know the owners in person right so i i think it's great to see an in it's really what i think clemma falls downtown starting to become we've made a lot of progress in the last few years so klamath falls down a little bit different from what you might find since you are the executive director of the association i take it you're going out and giving a lot of pitches and whatnot so give me the pitch of how you would describe klamath falls downtown oh man that's a good one let's see i i would say downtown climate falls you know national main street all your urban developers talk a lot about walkability clemma falls is is the picture of walkability it's a relatively large downtown compared to some others in rural oregon but you can walk from one end to main street to the other you can cover klamath avenue all the side streets where some of those businesses are tucked in in in less than a half a day right during the wintertime for most of our main streets sidewalks you don't have to worry about snow and ice build up because we've got the geothermal system to keep the sidewalks thought so it's a very what i consider a very accessible downtown you know it's not like a big city downtown where you have to go and parking garage walk six blocks to get to the first store you wanna go to walk fourteen blocks to get to the next business area that you want to go to very acceptable downtown downtown is also very aware of its history there's the the.

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05:06 min | 2 years ago

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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.

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