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How solar panels are making Puerto Rico communities more resilient
"When hurricane. Maria tore through puerto rico and twenty seventeen. It took out the island's power grid. Eleven months pass before power was fully restored in the meantime some residents went without lights or a waiter refrigerate food at home. I'll a hundred koster dodd. Rodriguez is with the nonprofit. Resilient power puerto rico. She says recovery often took longest in low income communities so her group has installed solar power and battery systems at thirty five community centers in vulnerable areas everything from schools and after school daycare centers to cultural centers. Now these centers do not have to wait for the main power plant and transmission lines to be fixed after a storm and they can help power. The recovering community for example at a farmer led nonprofit in the center of the island. In case there's a blackout than the center. Becomes a hub where community leaders can organized to provide food or have energy to power up medical equipment. Moving to clean distributed. Energy can help. Puerto rico prepare for extreme weather and address inequity at the same time.
Google Closes Loon, Its Plan to Use Balloons for Web Access
"Remote areas in a very unique way, has been grounded. KGO attends Mark Nieto with more well it was fun while it lasted. Google's parent company Alphabet has given up on a plan to provide Internet access using high flying balloons. Project, called Loon would have used giant balloons to be me Internet to people in remote areas around the world. But alphabet couldn't figure out a way to get the costs low enough to make it a sustainable business. Loon was launched in 2011 and add years of tests, including an effort in 2017 help bring Internet to thousands of people in Peru following Hurricane Maria. But, alas, loons bubble has Mark Nieto. This report sponsored by Iberia
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. 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The Long Legacy Of The Arecibo Telescope
"So let's step back for a minute edit and get a better sense of how the telescope has been used over the years. Tell me about what it does. What kind of projects it's worked on. So one of the really neat things about the The observatory that's very versatile. Scientific instrument most telescopes radio. Telescopes don't have the ability to send out light. They only capture late at the observatory. We can send and capture late when an asteroid coming by. We're pretty much a flashlight that we turn on we send out to. It comes back right. We can tell you how far these objects are down to a meters unbelievable add narrate and we care about where these asteroids are going to be because what if one day this thing comes around and gets too close to earth if we can let people know this is going to happen next year we can actually prepare for it like dinosaurs. They didn't have a space program so they can get to prepare for anything. That's true we do have that on the dinosaurs. We don't have much. But we have out of cbo and we have the direct understanding of asteroids because i also think just from an outsider's perspective like this telescope does really play a role in our cultural imagination. It contributes to our sense of off. You know about the universe. Like i think i remember in the seventies it was used to deliberately beam a message into space. You know like hey. We're here like i mean it really has like not only these scientific contributions but these cultural contributions it's like an it's an inspirational place. You know oh yeah. I love marvel. I'm love marvel comics. And things like that and i was watching. Although i'm a little old doesn't matter. I was watching a cartoon about the avengers and the avengers were flying off to the odyssey observatory to save it. Who was that still in the cartoon. Oh my gosh so yes it really is you know. It's not like one of those fields of science or scientific tools that really stays in academia right. It provides a broader context for understanding. The universe for non-academic says well which i think is is really special and important. It's like bench because of its versatility. It gets to be part of not only applied science but just part of typical day to day life. You may not see it. But it's there in cultural context. It's there you know saving your life making sure this asteroid is not coming towards you. It's really cool so it sounds like at this. Recent damage has big implications in terms of slowing down a lot of research. What kind of research are we going to be missing out on right now with it down well for personal perspective. I actually had some observing runs. We're gonna come up in late. September through october where we were going to be studying mars with radar this year mars was going to be the closest it was going to be and also observable from the osce observatory until the year twenty sixty seven so it. This year was literally a once in a lifetime. Opportunity to observe mars with other. See all twenty twenty twenty twenty worst year ever. Yeah okay so the damage that happened. This year isn't the first hurdle for the observatory right hurricane. Maria damaged the observatory twenty. Seventeen you you were working there right like. Tell me about that experience. Su twenty seven one hurricane. Maria came by not only was. I was still working at. The observatory actually stayed at the observatory. That's where i went for shelter so i got to see the winds combined and the damage For me one of the things that like hit me the most or make me realize the damage the most after the hurricane when we went outside. And when you look across the telescope and it's in the middle of a beautiful rain-forest greenery everywhere and that day after the hurricane when we went outside there's there is no green left it just nothing just brown. Everything was brown. The trees were dead. You see all the way down to the soil. It was impactful in the sense of. Wow this is the damage of the hurricane. Awesome packed full as a puerto rican. Who's used to seeing their island. Be beautiful and green selling costs high. Like that's gone all gone in day. That's tough that you know it starts being Quite a bit less about the science at that point. Oh very quickly. I mean after the hurricane when there was no utilities at all on the island we still had a couple of generators so people from of see what would drive up. We pump water for them and they leave with a bunch of water the to drink water. Well so okay. Let's let's let's talk a little bit about the funding struggles right because there have been ongoing funding struggles for the telescope. Break that down a little bit for me yes. The telescope which is owned by the national science foundation has had some funding struggles in that the budget that is used to operate. It has been going down. And it's gone down from anywhere from about fourteen mil per year with the expected current contract. They could go all the way down to two million gotcha into and so what will that mean for for the telescope and the people that work on it. So as there is diminishing funds going there They'll be less available time for people to go explore go observe pulsars and find the first evidence for gravitational waves which won the telescope a nobel prize in physics and nineteen seventy-three. It's
How Self-Driving Trucks Will Change the World with Robert Brown and Jon Panzer
"Robert say what's up to fire nation and let's explain the logistics industry to an outsider. Awesome well thanks for having me Logistics industry is incredible It's a trillion dollar industry in the us You know especially the trucking industry is saying if you bought it. A truck broaden Seventy percent of all freight is moved on trucks And then also trains and all sorts of the planes trains and automobiles in this immense amount and as everyone during covid with the increase of ecommerce and everyone expecting their stuff out hours if you order it. Rather than days An amazon really driving that through competitors senior huge announcements from walmart target an incredible amount of pressure on a already stress system You know and and getting stuff around this country is an important part of food security and you know on of course just convenience now we demand that you know our shipping rather than day shipping and Just an incredibly vital part of our economy and workforce You know just a millions and millions. America's are are employed by our transportation industry as well. It is incredible. I've actually lived down here in puerto rico for four years now so i was here during hurricane maria and it just blew me away that after hurricane maria like we still had the logistical capability to get food across this island with just like this unbelievably rural roads and mountains and all these different things but they were still able to make things happen to me. I was actually an armor officer in the army for two years and then my last two years in the army. I was a logistics officer. So i went to four uses to logistics schools. Well so i definitely have a little background in that. It's been it's been a while. Now thank you for your service though. that's cool. I appreciate that in the introduction. I shared with fire nation. Everything that you're responsible for which is a lot. Can you break down for fire. Nation your current business model so right now. We are the largest autonomous truck. Company in the entire united states with wapping forty trucks so kind of tongue-in-cheek because if anyone that knows the tracking industry that is You know it's not very much. But you know i it. Still a new industry and right now. We retrofit internationals and peterbilt trucks with our technologies with cameras and light ours and all sorts of great sensors and test the software that we're developing along with all the all the hardware as well every day Between kind of book any between phoenix arizona and dallas texas We haul cargo for folks like ups did a pile with the united states. Postal service Clean foods Arizona food bank and so we get real world testing and also what's nice about too is out there driving around trucks. you know. we're actually a purpose building. The technology with the design of what they call. Sad levels for basically for folks. that aren't familiar with this levels. Which is probably ninety. Nine point nine percent of the population that is kind of the levels think level five jetsons car can go anywhere with the robot level. Four is is really cool. It can go without a driver but it's defined route so between that. Ups facility in phoenix to the ups facility paso texas. We have the map that you can kind of think of it putting down a digital railroad and then the truck can run a thomas lee on that digital railroad where we map so it can't just on a split decision. Just take off to another location in in that kind of thing but The the technology and the business use case think repeatable routes high volume which is great for the long haul trucking industry. And that's the problem. We're trying to solve this great technology. So i'm actually one of those people who walks around saying very loudly. I cannot wait for the day. That every single moving vehicle is driverless. And whenever i come across somebody. That's like i will never get into a driver's car. I go. you are a crazy person because if you honestly believe the headlight you'll realize how horrible human beings are driving. It is so so bad. it's so so bad. I mean and smartphones with texting social media. It's only getting worse. I can't drive a car with a looking at who in passing and nine times out of ten their faces in a phone. I'm like you're literally driving a car right now. What is happening. You know we were chatting before you know the community. I live in a beach community. And you're taking your life in your own hands on the street. You your head on a swivel dodging. 'cause you have no idea someone's going to see that. Stop sign or see you. Also the as. I'm speaking to on ice bar smartphone. And do everything on my smartphone. They've created distracted driving this caused headaches and a half you know for safety for pedestrians and also you know cars and trucks on the road
Trump announces billions in funding for Puerto Rico
"It's been three years since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and they are still rebuilding. Now, as we hear from correspondent Andy Field, the Trump administration announcing new FEMA aid Six weeks before the election of Puerto Ricans cannot cast electoral college vote, the president made it clear that his billions to help restore Puerto Rico's electric grid and pharmaceutical industry could help him politically. By contrast, Biden's Devastated the Allen to Puerto Rico. It's not clear how the president thinks Joe Biden hurt Puerto Rico, but Mr Trump needs citizens helped in a state where they can affect the Electoral College, Florida.
Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
"Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage and killed thousands on Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration announced new aid Today. Correspondent Andy Field has miss weeks before the election. The president handing Puerto Rico billions and emergency aid for electricity and pharmaceutical companies, even though they have no say in the electoral college. Having the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico. The president's pre election help to Puerto Rico could help him with millions of those hurricane refugee U. S citizens who fled from Puerto Rico. Go to Florida, where they can legally help him win another four year term. Two years
Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears
"As president trump courts Porter Rican voters in the U. S. he's announced a massive aid to help repair years old hurricane damage on the island for years the president's blasted Porter Rican leaders as corrupt and inept and resisted spending to rebuild the U. S. territory's infrastructure wiped out by hurricane Maria in twenty seventeen but now I'm the best thing that ever happened to Porto Rico announcing thirteen billion dollars in assistance asked why it's coming weeks before the election the president insists his administration's been working on it for a long time very tough to get things passed Democrats where they don't want to see this happen Democrats in fact had approved the funding they had pushed for its release Sager mag ani Washington
FEMA Approves $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
"President in today's speech, also announcing $13 billion in federal aid sent to Puerto Rico to help in the recovery following the devastation from Hurricane Maria back in 2017.
White House to announce $11.6B aid package for Puerto Rico
"More than $11 billion in additional leads to Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria's devastation for energy and education systems. Remember the energy and power grid there in Puerto Rico was in really horrible shape before Maria came in, and literally wipe the entire thing out. Fox's Fox's John John Roberts, Roberts, People People keep keep cleaning cleaning up up
Impact Of Climate Policy On 2020 Presidential Election
"On the most recent Pew Research Survey of top issues for voters this year climate change despite even make the top ten. But not for Varsity precaut-, she's executive director of the Environmental Justice Groups Sunrise Movement. She helped editor book called winning the Green New Deal and her organization gave, Joe. Biden's initial climate platform, an f rating but as Biden became the likely democratic. Nominee for president precaut-. Joined his climate change task force to make sure aggressive climate policy had a place on the ballot this year when we spoke earlier today, I asked her about how you seen his climate policy shift while she's been helping shape it. We have seen his client plan improve considerably over the last three months now, championing policies to decarbonised our power. Sector by twenty, thirty, five, we've seen him increase the level of investment from a one point, seven trillion dollar green jobs and infrastructure plan to a two trillion dollar plan over the next four years on the whole our core goal was to go in and increase Joe Biden's ambition and the Taiwan upon which these benchmarks are happening to decarbonised economy and ensure that. Environmental Justice and climate justice except core and at the heart of his agenda climate seems to have fallen out of the headlines Lately. That's even with record breaking heat fires hurricanes. Instead, the news is dominated by pandemic and economic collapse racial justice. What's your level of concern that climate change may not be getting sufficient political attention and and how do you get that attention? I think the key here is to understand the climate crisis is essentially connected to every single one of crises that are emerging whether it is the uprisings against white supremacy or whether it is the tens of millions of jobs that are been lost in this economic downturn in large part I believe the climate crisis is even thinking because we have racial and economic inequality in this country for example, I believe that after hurricane. Katrina. We would've had a green new deal past fifteen years ago and yet here we are. Fifteen years later, we've got a double header storm and communities engulfs out. That are still suffering We would have had green new deal following hurricane. Maria when thousands more were ricans perished but because we do not value black lives and brown lives, indigenous lives, poor lives as much as others, we have not taken the drastic unnecessary measures to prevent suffering. Do you think climate plays out in local political races as well or do voters think of it mostly as something that has to be addressed on a national issue? Now, I think it absolutely plays out at the local level. The climate crisis take so many different forms in different communities in Iowa overseeing the role that corporate agriculture and factory farming plays as being really detrimental to communities for Detroit. The level of fuel infrastructure contributing to asthma and disease for the majority black community. Earlier, we have seen the election of drama. Or Eliot Angle in New York which Jamal Boom and actively ran and champions agree new deal when his opponent refused to do. So the climate crisis is affecting people at the local and state level not chest. Politics. So, have you thought ahead to if president trump is reelected? What will you approach be to try to advance your climate goals with a presidential administration that may be less receptive Joe Biden would have been. We're still figuring that out. What I'll say is everything that has happened with the green new deal at the federal level and many of the substantive state legislative battles that have been one have been under the shadow of the trump administration, and so I do believe that there is absolutely still space to fight and contests and win, but it will be far far easier. If we have item presidency, Vaujany precaut- is Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement and her new book is called winning the green new deal partially, thanks for coming on the program. Thank you so much
Puerto Rico governor loses primary of pro-statehood party
"The incumbent governor of Puerto Rico, has lost her bid to run for the office outright in November. Olivia Rheingold reports. The island Supreme Court installed one to Vasquez as governor last August following the resignation of Ricardo Rocio, But voters in the pro statehood New Progressive Party selected Pedro Pierluisi to represent them in the November election. Will face off against Isabella Mayor Carlos Delgado, the nominee for the pro Territory Popular Democratic Party. This weekend's voting follows troubled primaries last weekend when only a few dozen precincts got the ballots they needed to open. This Sunday after the island Supreme Court got involved. Voters headed to more than 60 precincts for the first major election since Hurricane Maria in
How Buscabullas Raquel Berrios Wrote Her Way Back Home In Regresa
"That's nominaux by. And that dreamy voice belongs to use half of the INDIE pop duo. The other half is her partner Co, parent Louis value. The couple started making music together while living in New York, but after Hurricanes Maria hit Puerto Rico. It decided it was time to go back home that return in the very meaning of home inspired their new first album. That could SA. I am not a native Spanish speaker, so I had never heard the word was skull Ya and so I loved it and I love the definition being a troublemaker. Are you by nature a troublemaker? I mean I would say no. But I do like i. kind of like what it implies in a way I do think that I'm always curious. I don't know I feel like I. Do have may be a troublemaker sort of nature when it comes to maybe making music like I like to take two worlds that are not supposed to come together and bring them together like to create and work with tension, so maybe in a way. That's why I was very much drawn to the name. Growing up in Puerto Rico. What kind of music was on her? On my Dad's side, a lot of so three. Oh Music Rock. He loved rocks and on my mother's side. My mom was more like an MTV head like. She just loved Madonna Prince Chardonnay. She was like more like mainstream. So I think that she will was more to English meet like English spoken music, and Spanish music, so we heard a lot of that, and that's mostly what Puerto Ricans here like we you know. Our airwaves are all like top forty American music, so we grew up with a lot of American music on the radio. But also like. And a lot of the Puerto Rican music was really has always been really important for my dad and my dad really taught me to love the music that was from my home country. Sucre up on the island. What's the turning point where you decide? You want to move to New York. Well I mean I studied architecture and design, and it was working at an office, and then I felt that really that may be. Our design wasn't really what I wanted to do. Like a wanted to be creative. And, so, I got I got into Rhode Island. School of design for my master's degree and I decided to textiles, and so I kind of knew that I might ticket to get into new. York was to actually go to maybe a school where I could get a job in new. York because I always dreamt about going to New York I mean my. My mother was born in the Bronx, and my parents were flight attendant, so I saw them come back and forth, and you know. New York has such a powerful presence in movies in the media. always felt like as a creative person that I wanted to go to New York and see like like I wanted to kind of find myself creatively there. How did you meet Lewis? Lewison I met at a friend's Party I. Mean I feel when you're Puerto? Rican your Puerto Rican near New York. You're bound to just be in party you'll. You'll probably meet anybody if you're around the same age I had the sort of like Make Ban with my friends Ban The way you putting it in quotation marks. Because I think it was sort of like mostly like a band that we never really kind of record anything we had songs, but it was mostly to pass the time and have fun like it was a timer. Like single just writing about like you know like just being single in the city, and it was kind of like a silly kind of project, but we were kind of playing our songs and. We used to do like weird like Spanish covers of pop songs, and we were doing a cover of bed romance of Lady Gaga in Spanish. and. I didn't know how to finish the song. I didn't know the cords Lewis comes in. I know the course of that song. And then he came in, and we finished a song from there on I knew he made music that he had like a whole history with bands. He had actually come to New York to make music end. Just like that we connected. We started hanging out jamming and. I showed some demos that I had with with the beginnings of what was boost cowboy Dan was super excited about it and immediately we. We hit it up and we started making music and we fell in love. But which came first the music or the Romance I have said a music came I for sure I. Main I'm seven years older than Louis so in a way I kind of felt a little bit like I. Don't really know if this is GonNa be a good thing. Again felt a little bit nervous, but I'm like, but I have a lot of fun with this person and he's super talented, so the music did come first.
Survivors of Hurricane Maria hand out fruit trees
"Amirah O.`day has personally faced the devastation of extreme weather in two thousand seventeen. She was living with her grandmother in Puerto. Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. As wind and rain battered their home. She struggled to block water from coming in the windows and doors. It was super scary, super stressful. We could feel the walls by rating because how strong the wind was, but when the storm ended, the fear did not. We were scared every day, not knowing if we were going to have water or if we were GONNA have food for the next day, so after the initial crisis past O'Day wanted to help rebuild the island and improve local food security. She and other young organizers said out to reforest the island with fruit trees. O'Day says their effort called re Green Puerto Rico provided trees and seeds to more than three thousand families in need. Was Community therapy and it brought a lot of people together. O'Day says she and other young people are passionate about helping the island prepare for increasingly extreme weather. We know where going true. This and we know that if we don't do anything about this, no one's GonNa do it for us
Internet Voting Won't Help a Democracy, Even During a Pandemic
"Let's talk about elections and I'll start with you Kevin because obviously cove it has transformed everything right and I think we can talk about. What were the Rico's doing with online? But could you provide sort of a like an overview about discussions happening about voting and the time of Corona virus? Like what's being discussed. What are the challenges? What are the advantages? Were the challenges. How before really get into sort of the dangers of online voting and look at the Puerto Rico situations specifically absolutely so. There's sort of two things one is that there was already a Senate bill in progress Senate. Bill Thirteen fourteen. Right which would allow Internet Voting Puerto Rico. And that happened even before. All of this virus stuff happened now. Though of course everyone is concerned about having in person voting in polling places and it's also quite challenging to get poll workers to commit to show up at a polling place and interact with dozens and dozens of people over the course of a day and potentially put their health risks so that has really been asserted second conversation on this in a sort of crisis that that has happened with our elections. We've seen lots of elections being postponed. The Puerto Rico elections were postponed once and then postponed a second time. Yeah the primary the Democratic Primary Right. They presidential primary exactly. And that's that's because of this so I think there's a general feeling of you know we need some option immediately for the current situation and then there's also a desire to think about the future and the way we hold elections in general and everyone has a smartphone in their pocket. Everyone does online banking and things so easily. It's very seductive to think that we could just do our elections from our cell phones. Wouldn't that be easy? Wouldn't that be great? Why can't we do that and it's deceptive because it's really not that easy. It's very difficult. And when we look at something like you know online ecommerce or credit card usage. There's a tremendous amount of fraud. A tremendous amount of problems. There that are acceptable in business as part of the losses that they take but are not acceptable in our elections. And we just don't have the technology yet to be able to conduct elections securely over the Internet. Maybe in ten or twenty years we will but we aren't there yet. That's interesting the way you framed in. I really appreciate it because I want to talk a little bit from the Puerto Rico context because you know when you hear it. It's like what Kevin says and like I think any person now like when they hear online voting they're like Oh yeah I do like online polls whatever and then you and then in the context of Cova D-. You're like yeah. We should do this and we'll talk a little bit about mail-in ballots after this. Because I want to kind of give some other solutions but but this bill was happening before it was gaining traction in Puerto Rico and then covert happened. Obviously that changed but to me when I hear online voting. Dorigo me being Puerto Rican. Just don't trust the government. I I mean I mean. Let's start there. I mean there's been a history of information being manipulated but you know what I mean. There's not A. There's not a trust to think that I mean Puerto Rico. Couldn't even do certain things during the hurricane reporting that that all of a sudden you have an election system that is online and perfect it just to me like like Kevin said it sounded appealing. But then when you start looking under the hood it wasn't why wasn't it appealing and what? What were the problems and so in terms? There's there's two two main arguments to this. We have the technological arguments we have the constitutional arguments and the practical arguments referring to what you're saying specifically intern impractical terms. If we look at the last four years of Puerto Rico which is two thousand. Nine Elections Happened Two Thousand Sixteen. January two thousand seventeen. This government starts were hit with Maria Hurricane Maria and there was widespread coverage of the devastation. We didn't have power. The electrical grid problems were exposed there. Since then we've seen different People Different government officers get arrested for corruption in different agents for FEMA and whatnot for mishandling government funds as to necessities in aid. That was needed. We've seen protests and having a governor have to Leave because of these protests because of animals. Now we have a governor who is constitutional government governor because of how the law is and since November of two thousand nineteen. We have this reform. They're calling it. The electoral reform of twenty twenty originally started as the electoral reform of two thousand nineteen. And what they're proposing is that we be at the forefront of technology for the Regal should be at the forefront of technology and the objective and I can maybe later right now kind of giving you a run through. I don't want to speak for too long and take up all your very smart. I Kevin Iro enjoying this so continue. This is very good. We're faced with a bill that had it was it was filed by the President of the Senate which is important on June tenth. Two Thousand Nineteen they only s held one day of hearings with only political parties. Have as the as the proponents of their positions on this bill. The ACLU wasn't allowed to to provide any testimony on the
This Is Nothing We've Ever Seen Before
"A little bit about Puerto Rico. What's the situation? What what is it different? Is it a worse response? Is it try to give me. Give me an example. I'm just curious in your opinion Looking at it observing it. I know you've made appearances on Puerto Rican radio. You're on like right before me. This is why I wanted to. This is why I wanted you on because I heard what you said. So what's what do we know about Puerto Rico compared to the the rest of the United States response will can you say and also tell me a little bit about how? Cnc PR is trying to help inform people. Sure I'll I'll start by telling you I just got off the phone with David back nuts from CBS. Where I was. He was interviewing meow. Some statements that I made are calling for the resignation of the EPI. The Mula you still wish I felt has been consistently actually in since Hurricane Maria. She's being consistently ignoring data and just making statements that are just patently false and I feel like are putting the lives of people in Puerto Rico in danger so I got involved in importers. Well I got very involved in Puerto. Rico were mentioning like on the radio. Because I felt that they were public officials. Were not taking the crise seriously enough. And they were ignoring the science behind a lot of you know the public health decisions that other countries were making their responsible to regard will define it early on a was all the deficiencies of the US loss. And the loss is that for example when the federal government responded very anemic to the crisis. The these many states here in Connecticut for example the state of Connecticut. I know that Washington State did the same thing. California Massachusetts even. They essentially mounted their own responses. And they started hacking detest developing their own testing. They're in the institutions that they had and just trying to figure it out on their own very quickly realized that the federal government was behind. You Border Rico. There's like these blind trust on the federal government that somehow fell go and was gonna fix for them or they had those. Kinda like there. Were all these underlying assumptions about the test the role of the federal government on the role of Puerto Rico. Right so the assumptions. Sometimes we're like we got to the stats here. The only people that can do is the federal government and you might remember the very first test that were centrally city. See The the government claimed that they could get bike. The resulting twenty four to forty eight hour took. It took a week after week when David back because he was not who started calling to ask for what was going on with the test because they're not responding to leave only health officials from Puerto. Rico in what? I have seen what I consider the want of Donald Trump coming down to Puerto Rico to paper towels. I don't I don't see the response the equivalent of that which was that after a week the CDC said look. We don't have the as yet but it's because the information that came samples Wilson correctly entered. And I'm like you're not societies. That is really. That's like somebody throwing paper towels in your face. Because I'm like it doesn't take your frigging week to get back to me. Domino's implant information wrong right in an epidemic. Where people's lives are like this is such such a low priority quickly. I mean really. Bother me as a scientist answer. Puerto Rican and I started advocating. We have the resources we have the knowledge to be able to run these tests in Puerto. Rico we cannot rely on a federal government that he's just like not not responding in an agile way. Also overwhelmed right right now with this this crisis so recently. More recently as recently as like Yesterday governor actually Called Task Force of experts. I I Looked at the names of the task. Force I the people that I respect a lot Doctors and other people. I'm I'm happy to see those developments. The governor also close down the country which is a huge sacrifice for people Puerto Rico. But I think it's necessary. Yeah the bar that I think he's mesones that. I was having this interview with David before I was telling you is that. There's still some officials in the inherent many strange on like these Ibm Ula state. That I you know. I think our confusing people I think are not using facts advising her properly and also I think that they need more deployment of still. They're recognizing that they need this. They're starting to take it more seriously. But you know this is a race against time these epidemic on CNN. We got the sensory. And do you think. Puerto Rico has the capability to test. I mean given its medical I mean I know from you know just in my family. I have four doctors. I think the medical community and Puerto Rico has always been a very scientific. I think a very Admired and respected community. Even though doctors are leaving the island it seems more and more. Do you think right now from your from your perspective good. Puerto Rico developed the test and not wait for the federal government a hundred percent and we thought doubt without question. I think that and I think that based on my roles as a scientist as a member of the Puerto Rico. Science Technology draws doesn't member of CNC Three which you mentioned earlier. I consider myself an expert in Puerto Rico Scientific capacity and I can tell you categorically the answer to that question is yes. I can't explain it in one minute. Essentially to run this task unit. Four ingredients you need first technical expertise meaning the knowledge the experts that can run these. That's where the Regal has that. Yes the second thing that you need that it's really hard to get is the machinery the very specialized machines that will allow you to run. This is cullen. Rtp CRDC's a procedure. Done I'm well familiarize because he's a procedure that we run in my laboratory here in new haven and I we don't run it for clinical purposes. We'd run it for research purposes. But he's essentially the same proceeding right and does Puerto Rico half the machines to be able to run these tests. Yes the third thing that is really hard to get is certifications certification from the Department of Healthy Puerto Rico certification from the CDC on. Your running cleaning doesn't need to be certified Rico laboratories that have the certification with machines. Yes so then. The fourth element which is actually ironically the simplest one. We should be ingredients for the reaction and the ingredients for. They didn't understand what the ingredients of the free reaction change race on the virus. Right you can use these same diagnostic ingredients for SICA as you can use for. Danga's you can use for coroner buyers so you need to have them yet. They need to be like specific ingredients. And those re- what we call the reagents. Those are the ones that people are missing there. And that is the role of the Department of Healthy. Puerto Rico supply and they say we see so. What I've been advocating for is starting to happen now. It just took longer than I was hoping for. But I've been advocating please. We have the capacity. Let's cut the red tape and get these ingredients out to people literally laboratories that run these tests so that we can increase scale and capacity for testing so last question. When when do you think there is any semblance of progress? I know that's a very open question. What what are signs at least for people in the public? That could at least begin to reassure them. That you know the social distancing and all these measures Have had a good effect. Or how can we begin to tell that I mean I'm not trying to put you on the spot but go ahead sit question? Look I I like to be forward with these things like I. I'm not GonNa make these into a combined moment. They says the the crisis of the center interception on them as I mentioned before we are broadly months away months away from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is going to get worse before it gets better. Our healthcare system might get overwhelmed people. She'll stay home. They should wash their stay. She'll stay safe. I'm not I'm not an alarmist. I'm just being very frank with information that I do and I think that the way that we're going to know we are seeing progress is when we see a government we see government officials with a very serious face not playing politics starting to give numbers numbers based on on data on numbers that are not in the hundreds of thousands of the cases. We start seeing maps of where these cases are showing. What are the false I of infection? And that's what we're GONNA know okay. These people know what they're talking about. This is like if you if you have a major hurricane coming on you know. He's hurricane has devastated other places on you know it's coming to the east coast for example and like you know you you see progress when actually you see officials are taking seriously on planning for it and you don't see progress when you have somebody like kind of like a blame to they. Resi and trump was had a press conference just to blame the state of the healthcare system previous administrations. I mean what? It's time to get serious. This is not our blame it on you know. Go into the trap of blaming migrants. Now I can't believe that the second the second migrants blaming yeah my wife. My wife is Chinese American. Her family's chinese-american she's on MD and that community right now whether dealing with is all the like racism that has been associated with these fighters by people saying that he's the virus or designees virus as viruses had nationalities. And not only that. She has to endure dad and then she has to go to clinic. Put her life on the line to be able to save people in this country. So I it's it's it's
The Dehumanization of Latinx in the U.S.
"This is one of the stories that I wrote about for. Latino rebels was the fact that the new guidelines in English about covert one. Thousand nine hundred. The elderly need to stay at home. We have fifteen days to stop the spread. It came out in English on Monday and it took like three days for the White House to actually make it publicly available in Spanish. I called up the White House on Monday. And they didn't have it mightier. This was not available. So that's a problem. I think this real time information being delayed for two thousand seventeen estimate from pugh. We're talking about thirty seven million emails in the United States who speak Spanish at home. So it's the country's most common non English language. Yeah it's a significant population. So I threw a lot. Actually what are you thinking about that with? All that's going on this week when it comes to immigration or the Spanish language community in this country. I mean I think that what I'm GonNa say is really really radical but then again look what we're living through yeah self-isolation self quarantine closed borders. Which really it's like Mark Krikorian. 's Wet dreams come true. He's the head of CIS Center for Immigration Studies. Basically he's very much a counsel to the entire Rabid Anti immigrant perspective and these are people who have been advocating to close all the borders to not allow not one refugee and not one immigrant in period. And so because of covert nineteen. They're getting their dreams coming true. So my response to that. It's like shouting into this guy. But why not open up all of the detention facilities? Yeah Open them up release. Everyone release everyone to their family members. How do you do this like? How do you start a movie? You know usually the way donald is worth that has top people. It's People Power you use your body. How do you stop a bus from transporting people you know of active protests when we're doing social isolation? Yeah but that's my feeling. Is You know. Release them the problem is. Is that this whole thing that you laid out all of this kind of tick tock of detentions and ice and all of this year. It's part of the immigration detention deportation industrial complex. You cannot stop it. You cannot bring it to a grinding halt the way it should be because of this humanitarian endemic crisis. Because that means that the money will start to dry up right. And you know the funding there right now mandated by Congress to make sure that people are being detained by law right so if you suddenly are not detaining it's like other raison d'etre goes away you know. I want out. There are some stories that are happening that we're not hearing about you. Know the ninth death in ice custody since October first happened this Wednesday a twenty seven year old Honduran man died in Karnes County residential center in Texas. The death appeared to be suicide. I'm thinking about the young man whose story on follow lean who is Honduran and desperate year right now in. Mexico cannot move also on March eleventh. This reported that a nineteen year old a nineteen year old pregnant one. Modern woman named medium is too funny. He'd fell eighteen feet from a border barrier and died. Let's just call it the wall so those are the things that are happening for me. Julio and I agree with you I've thought so much about what you said about Puerto Rico and about how the people all of them American citizens you know put through a humanitarian crisis because of Hurricane Maria and we all were here on the mainland. Like how are they doing this? How are they doing this? And it's like people are looking at is insane. How are they doing it? How are they doing it? And it's like what we learned from. We learned from our brothers and sisters in the south. That's how I learned and I will say this about all that it's like we still have Internet. We still have light like the majority of people have access to Food Not Puerto Rico during the hurricane. And that's why I think about the resiliency of my my peeps but listen. I wanted to just raise one thing. That also is getting missed a little bit during the Senate vote on the House legislation for the covert nineteen relief package which passed by the way ninety two eight in the Senate so that's the first relief package it's going to allow for free testing for the corona virus and up to ten days of paid sick leave for some workers which I'm like. Wow Okay here we go. Let's put our political differences aside. We're actually trying to put the American people out there. People that live in this country. But I'm sorry Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who oppose the legislation in the middle of introducing an amendment to the bill. He said this. My amendment says that if you want to apply for money from the government the Child Tax Credit Program. This is money that the government gives to people. They have to be a legitimate person. You have to have a social security number. We've been talking about this reform for a decade now and we never seem to be able to get it passed. It has nothing to do with not liking immigrants. It has to do saying taxpayer money. Should go to non people. You should have to be a person to get taxpayer money. I'm sorry when you start using media this is what you say all the time. Words like non people and saying well. I'm not racist against immigrants. It's just about not giving services to non people because they don't have social security cards. That is a dangerous dangerous slope. It speaks to the dehumanisation of like you said like you tweeted Matia. Who's doing the work? Now who's most vulnerable right now? You know maids people that clean food delivery people that prepare those workers. Who are they right and to hear? Rand Paul say well. These are non. People is just sickening and immoral that needs to get called
Alexis Wichowski on Net States
"Guest. Today is Alex which Hausky. She's an adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. And the deputy chief technology officer for innovation for the city of New York. She recently released a book called the Information Trade. How Big Tick conquers countries challenges our rights and transforms all worlds. I sat down with her last week. At Cornell Tech to explore further with her these notion of net states. Her book starts in two thousand and seven with the first iphone launch. It's hard to believe it was only thirteen years ago. Which Hausky calls it? Our last mass magical tech moment a time when the entire world got truly excited over technological breakthrough so I began by asking her what she means by that. I really thought back to when the IPHONE came out how incredibly different it was from the kinds of technology we were using and the excitement and the enthusiasm around this new device. People were waiting in line camping out overnight to get the iphone heart of it was a really good marketing campaign that hyped the product but part of it was people. Were just so excited about this idea that it would be not just a phone but a device that you could use for its maps for APPs for all kinds of things and this was still a time when I think people looked at the Internet as democratizing force as something that was mostly good for the most part people still felt really good about their technology and this has changed dramatically. Yeah I think since two thousand seven we have seen technology take a lot of turns not for the better as we've moved online with social media. I think in the beginning. We thought we were just connecting with our friends and then after the two thousand sixteen presidential election the United States. We realized that we weren't just connecting with people. We knew we weren't even just connecting with people in our own country. We were connecting with people who were foreign Actors trying to disrupt our election and between that and news that social media companies were sharing our data or selling our data to people that we had no idea who they were. I think people felt this great sense of distrust and worry about what technology was doing in their lives. So when I started with this idea of the iphone being this mass magical tech moment it was because I think that that starry-eyed hope for the future of technology really started to turn around that time and I think that's something that we've kind of lost at this point so you built builds on an OP. Ed that you wrote for wired back in two thousand seventeen in which you coined a new term that of net states in your wired piece you wrote we need new language to describe these non-state non bad guys. Can you first start by explaining? What net states are? Why we needed these new term. Talk a little bit about this idea that they're non states but they're not not violent actors. There's a very specific moment where I got the idea for this. Which was actually in two thousand fifteen so two years before. The article came out with the Isis attacks on Paris. It was this horrific event. We knew they were what we called. Non-state actors then we saw groups like anonymous hacker collective and others trying to take down twitter accounts from Isis Recruiting people and we saw that. There was a role for places like youtube and Google and facebook to play to stop the spread of Isis recruiting material online. It seemed like these tech companies had a role to play in international peace and security but they weren't non-state actors. 'cause that term has come to mean just violent or extremists entities. But they're not nation-states. Either they're not countries so I felt like they needed to be some other way to describe them tech companies that had global reach that were involved in territories that used to be just the domain of governments like defense and diplomacy infrastructure in citizen services. But also that were in some way swayed by a belief that the people that working at these tech companies weren't just after a bottom line but they really had this sense that their technology was there to do good in the world. I introduced this idea of net states and the funny story. Here is that when I wrote the article in Two Thousand Fifteen? My readers friends of mine said. I don't think you have enough evidence here. I think this is a little bit far fetched side. Put the article aside for two years. Then it was after Hurricane Maria in two thousand seventeen hit the island of Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power at low cell phone connectivity and Internet service and the US Federal Government. Just really did not respond quickly. But you know who did private tech companies? So Tesla came in with power packs to provide solar energy and Google has project loon. Which are these low altitude balloons that provide internet connectivity? So it was the tech actors that were providing basic services that the countries weren't so at that point. I thought OK. I really think I have something here. And that's what I propose the article and when it got published some people said well why are they not just corporations? There's lots of multinational corporations global corporations that work in many many fields. Look at Coca Cola. Look at McDonalds. They're all over the world. Can you imagine McDonald's having a counter terrorism unit? This is something that doesn't happen. But because tech companies provide the services and platforms that allow people to organize and to connect and to come together to find each other. There's activities happening on their platforms. That make it so they have to get involved. In counter terrorism they have to get involved in diplomacy because all kinds of things are happening with their tools and services that they never really intended at least of companies that you pick as net states. He's really interesting. They are the usual suspects so Amazon. Apple facebook Google. But you add to the mix Tesla and you leave out twitter. Yes can you explain why because I think when we talk about big tech? We think Apple Amazon Google facebook twitter. We don't necessarily think about Tesla. There's a very specific reason. I I chose the companies that I did. All of them are first of all massive in scale and size and in terms of revenue so they span the globe in terms of their user base. We have touch points with them throughout our days. That's number one number two. They're all expanding beyond their core products and services into other areas that are in our physical world so for instance Amazon purchased wholefoods facebook has as I said before started. Its own counterterrorism team. That's larger than the State Department's counter-terrorism team Ella so they are really getting engaged in physical world activities. Twitter has not diversified in this way. Twitter is really sticking to its core product. Which is micro blogging platform? And it's not investing in or acquiring other businesses to expand into other realms. So that's one of the reasons. I didn't include twitter and the reason I did. Include Tesla Tesla so funny case because in some ways it's just a car company but it's also An energy provider so it has this arm called power wall which produces these home energy storage units. That people can buy to go off the grid if they wish or partner with. There's other company called solar city. They can have solar panels installed in their on their roofs. And then store that energy in these power packs and be completely detached from the grid so the reason that I included Tesla and its various other entities is that it is a perfect example of how tech company or tech based company expanding into sort of real world
"hurricane maria" Discussed on The Takeaway
"I'm Tanzania Vega and this is the takeaway for Thursday September nineteenth two a years after hurricane. Maria Rico has turned from resilience to resistance the resistance that we saw this last. July disagreed example of how that resilience. I was always resistance. We'll talk about how the hurricane reshaped the lives of Puerto Ricans on and off the island. Many people are saying that their best shot at education or advancement in their careers or just survival is to stay in the United States also on the show as anxiety mounts over global warming a look at how artists are trying to make sense of our changing environment what I'm really trying to do through my work is not let our fellow neighbors feel as if they are the victims but that instead that they have a role to play as this approaches and becomes more urgent. It'll be unavoidable. It will just be president our I because we're all doing with it but first Puerto Ricans on the move after Maria Friday marks marks two years since hurricane. Maria struck Puerto Rico and one year since the takeaway traveled to the island to report on its aftermath an estimated one hundred thirty thirty thousand people left Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricanes. Maria and Irma and the island has lost at least four percent of its total population according to the Census Bureau hero many ended up on the US mainland building lives in new places. Hi My name is emily now. I'm from Puerto. Rico on Lee is one of the estimated seven thousand Puerto Ricans who came to Massachusetts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria she landed in Springfield with her sister and nephews analysts nephews were suffering from health issues back in Puerto Rico and after Maria medication and clean water were hard to find Binford Areco a letter then that's so the hospital knew how the the medicine will the water was contaminated the water. You used to take a shower on a lien. Her sisters settled in Springfield because they have family there and there was a small network of services and Puerto Rican community that helped her get on her feet. My grandma my confidence. My brother lived here. When we came we started living with my coffin and then the Red Cross help us to get a shelter in a hotel. I mean a lot of people in in the choke in the hotel and I see a lot of community like Puerto Rican community so I make friends in the beginning just one and then I started working on Tuesday in meat. I know the friend help us good support for like so many people who had to leave Puerto Rico after after hurricane. Maria analysts still very connected to the island but she doesn't think she'll be able to go back as my eyes and on my friend my family all all my family in Puerto Rico my mom my dad my causing. I have my best friend. She say is not good for her. She wants to came here too because Puerto Rico. She don't find a good job. You want to to create. She's future portrayal. You don't have health there so I like like to live here. I I made my obviously. I see my future here. We'll have that for me. It's clear that many people are saying that their best shot at education or advancement in their careers or just mere survival is to stay in the United States which doesn't mean that people aren't necessarily entirely comfortable with that many do it with great reluctance but definitely that they don't have as much faith eighth that things will improve in Puerto Rico fast enough for their children or for themselves. That's Francis Negro Montana a Puerto Rican filmmaker writer writer and scholar. She's also a Professor at Columbia University Center for the Study of ethnicity and race and we've spoken to Francis periodically over this past year and I asked through join us again today to reflect on where Puerto Ricans have ended up in meritas aftermath. Puerto Ricans are moving to places that maybe there was very few Puerto Ricans South Dakota for instance and that's a direct result recruitment for Labor there we seen people move to cities generally not associated with Puerto Rican migration. Although there are some people well. They're like Minneapolis. then you have an uptick in the number of people going to sites there already were experiencing large influx like Florida but also our return learn to historic locations like in Massachusetts like in Pennsylvania in New York that has been experiencing people leaving four Florida now. There's more people coming in two areas like the Bronx now. I mean we can sort of say oh. This is all wonderful. People are coming to the United States. They're finding but their attentions that you're noticing as well. Tell us about how those are playing out in the different populations that you're looking at one of them. mm-hmm is at a a lot of people are going to Orlando Area Central Florida where there's a very large number of Puerto Ricans and thinking that might be the easiest transition to coming to the United States but finding that more settled communities there are not necessarily as welcoming as they thought another one is go back and forth to Puerto Rico a lot and I often engage engage with people that are going to places like South Carolina Nebraska and what I hear them talking about is the family is divided about whether to stay stay or to return and often children that are already been displaced from Puerto Rico once they settled the also. Don't want to go back and that's something we heard our guests talking about about at the top of the show the other thing that unle- was talking about was how she was placed in a hotel and that was the beginning of how she was able to get her feet on the ground. We talked about you and I talked about the documentary film after Maria which focused on one of those families and it raised a lot of issues is a lot of uncomfortable issues about the displacement resources that were being given to families who were coming from the island to the Continental United States helpless understand a little bit about that tension to like this idea that you know who is deserving of resources who is and who is working. Who is it well at the heart of this mass migration after Maria is precisely the issue of recovery and resources one of the reasons people are leaving in such great numbers is employment or the economic austerity crisis but another one is that promised funds for recovering Puerto Rico go have still not arrived at the level that they were allocated so some of those people are deciding to try to access those resources by moving away from Puerto Rico to the United United States but often finding that the resources are not there or that people in those areas are shuttling are resentful that they are demanding or requesting testing such resources this of course well the the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and also more recently the protest against Regar- take your and his government really I think reestablish some connections between The Diaspora folks who were Puerto Ricans who are here in the United States in the continental United States and those who are on the island. Would this migration with this new population settling how what what how do you see that out affecting the Diaspora. If at all one of the reasons that people are going to these historic areas of Puerto Rican settlement is because they are networks works support. I think the austerity crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria demonstrated that there are a number of Puerto Ricans a large number of Puerto Ricans in the United States that are very much in tune and invested in the future of Puerto Rico even if they're not permanent residents there and the other had you know there are people in Puerto Rico that resent that to I would say that has changed though if you look at the similar tension thirty forty years ago there was much more resentment and rejection of the Europeans or Puerto Ricans coming from the US but I think I've heard many people in Puerto Rico expressed that they feel gratitude towards those Puerto Ricans from here that have used their resources and their voices to support them at a time of tremendous need Francis Negro mountainair is a Puerto Rican filmmaker writer writer and Professor at Columbia University Center for the Study of the city and raised Francis. Thanks to you so much for being with us. Thank you what are weekends aren't happy with the political situation and we are. GonNa fight back. We I spoke to Stephanie Nervous Rios last year here when our team was on the island Stephanie is an organizer working. With Low Yuck oh moon essentially Apoyo mutuel or center for mutual support which opened immediately following following Hurricane Maria to help feed people in need spaces like this which isn't the only one this.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Of hurricane Maria is after mass along with a new scandal Brazil was recently found to be involved in a series of chat group messages and which he mocked women the disabled and victims of hurricane Maria Wednesday's time at seven fifty the F. B. I. was on the job in Sicily correspondent Megan Williams as the story tonight the FBI's New York office along with Italian police arrested nineteen mafia suspects that forty say link the Sicilian mafia to American crime families including the infamous Gambino crime family authorities from Palermo New York took part in the operation code named new connection suspects are charged with everything from mafia association and extortion to fraud police here say crime members activities also crossed over to the legal spheres of local governments and legal online betting and gambling no arrests were made here in the city to New Jersey judges have been sanctioned for their comments and decisions in rape cases New Jersey Supreme Court terminated the temporary assignment of judge James Troiano who refused to order a sixteen year old rape suspect to be tried as an adult because as he put it the youth came from a good family and the court recommended that judge John Russo junior be removed from the bench for asking a woman in a hearing if she could have closed her legs to prevent a sexual assault governor Murphy issued a statement saying he was gratified that Traiana will no longer sit on the bench and that removal proceedings will begin against risa Wednesday's time seven fifty one.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Point radio dot org. But first of all let me welcome Dr Laura welcome to the program. Thank you so much. It's my pleasure to be here. Okay. So I I wanted to start out with some specific examples of how we may be seeing climate change linked to different health effects. And if you'd allow me I'd like to actually play a little bit of tape here. This is after hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in the fall of two thousand seventeen because of course with climate change. We're seeing increasing severe weather events, and you're about to hear Dr Cherie Pieri. She's head of obstetrics gynecology at central medical hospital and after hurricane Maria, really, you know, wiped out Horta Rico. She told CBS news. She'd never seen quote, anything this bad ever. I can see the volume of people increasing every day and people that are not from our clinics people that are just saying, you know, I can't find my doctor. Will you take care of me? So that's just one exam. Temple of the immediate impact that I guess the destruction of the medical infrastructure can have absolute after major weather event. But give us some more examples. How how are we seeing health changed from increasing severe weather, sir? Well, I think that's an incredibly powerful piece that you just played in. It actually is underscored by some really important data from the school public health here at Harvard that showed that in fact, thousands of people died after the hurricane in Puerto Rico, not just the people who died during the actual event, but people who subsequently died because the infrastructure for the medical system was devastated. So that's a really important 'cause of immediate health effects for people in our country. There's a lot of other sections of our medical system that are affected by climate is well, I'm an infectious disease doctor. So we spend a lot of time thinking about the fact that insect borne illnesses have spiked in our country over the last ten to fifteen years we've seen a tripling of diseases related to mosquitoes and ticks. We've seen the emergence of new tick borne illnesses that have never been seen before here in Massachusetts. We've seen cases of encephalitis from viruses that we've never encountered obviously, many things are at play in the emergence of these diseases, but climate is one important part. Well, so I was going to ask you about that because especially with infectious diseases things move around a lot. But I when you say climate is one important part is there what's the research out there? That tells us how much of a link there may be sure. Well, I think as an infectious disease specialists were all aware that there are factors outside the human body that interact with our likelihood of getting disease and specifically for insect-borne illnesses. Lots of things that are directly related to climate like humidity and temperature affect the behavior of these insects. And consequently, the likelihood of humans getting diseases so we've seen a spread in the geographic range of a number of the insects that transmit human illness. We've seen a prolongation of the season during which they're active and then the human consequence of that. Is we now see more cases? Wow. So so infectious diseases or insect borne diseases. I should be more specific one area of concern for you. Let's go back to those severe weather events, though. Because I mean, we focus on the devastation of the medical infrastructure after a hurricane, but aren't there also other health fix at come after you know, a giant hurricane? I'm thinking water quality is an issue the effects of the homelessness that people suffer. Yeah. Sure. Well, I think you really hit the nail on the head. So one important piece is the really strong mental health impacts of being displaced from your home and having the loss of your property. So there's clearly a spike in depression, and PTSD and suicidality after these severe weather events that were coming to appreciate and these are long term effects for the population. And the other area you were asking about quality for sure so. Whenever there's flooding or a disruption of the water system. There's the possibility of contamination spread of food and waterborne illness through contaminated water, and that has certainly been a concern in places where severe weather events have taken place. Okay. So lots of severe weather events, the growing number of them and the health effects there. We talked about infectious insect-borne disease..
"hurricane maria" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"A compassionate group of animal advocates is helping the desperate dogs in Puerto Rico. Not only now in the midst of the dire conditions left in the wake of hurricane Maria. But for the last six years hurricane Maria made landfall, and you Bucko Puerto Rico the exact location of dead dog beach where the Saito project a nonprofit animal welfare organization that is educated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico year round has focused its rescue efforts for the past six years and Puerto Rico see to say those are are poor unwanted often. Abused dogs that have been dumped on this desolate stretch of beach the devastated hurricane brought one hundred and fifty five mph winds. Huge storm surges and tolerant rain in flooding that have populated promulgated the island into submission upon hearing this the Saito project immediately mobilized to provide supplies and support it's team with boots on the ground. As well to transport as many dogs as they can to safety in the coming days and weeks, you Bucko which is on the southeastern coast of the island has been rated the poorest of all seven seventy eight Puerto Rican. Puerto Rican islands. The median household income is well below the national average in over half of the population lives below the federal poverty line. In is also dead dog beach is located as per the Saito project's website as the name states dead dog beach is usually the last resting place for the dogs, and it is not a happy one. No dog walks to dead dog beach there dump there. There's no food or fresh water on the beach. The years of the Saito project are the dogs only source of food freshwater and most importantly love on a daily basis aside from the poverty Puerto Rico suffers from tremendous crime, including drugs, gangs, and firearms. This further demonstrates Amil abuse as a priority. Well, Puerto Rico has a very strict law regarding animal cruelty interviews, unfortunately, has rarely rarely apart pro applied rescuing dogs means more than just pulling them from a beach or the streets. We are dedicated to each and every one of our dogs, and we want to give them the greatest Janssen Lyft organization states on its website after that they have been through after what they've been through what they have witnessed. We never want them to suffer. Again guarded by champion. Amateur boxer. Chris Beck Beccles since its inception. In two thousand eleven Saito project has rescued over one thousand six hundred dogs..
"hurricane maria" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Right. Thanks so much, Greg as the federal government begins cleanup efforts for hurricane Florence FEMA. Administrator Brock long defending President Trump telling NBC's meet the press, he also questioned some recent studies that significantly increase the death toll from hurricane Maria Puerto Rico last year, one thing about President Trump is is that he is probably the one president that has had more support for what goes on here. And I think he's defensive because he knows how hard these guys behind me work day in and day out Lindbergh days, White House team leader, Alex Wayne is here in our Bloomberg ninety nine one studios in Washington DC. Let's just get some clarification on that particular explanation when we heard from the president questioning. The numbers from hurricane Maria. It didn't sound like it was more about the workers as much as it was about the discrepancy in those numbers. Yeah. I I don't know what what the female administrators trying to do there perhaps save his job. There have been some some pretty damaging stories about his use of government travel and government resources to commute to his home in North Carolina. And so maybe he thinks that he's got a. Got to be out front. Backing the president. Back in the president's unsubstantiated claims about Pirka dozen and Maria in order to hang onto his job. And I was gonna ask about those claims. What about them? I mean is there any merit to what the president's saying? At all there's not there's there's zero at said on that's another unsubstantiated false claim by the president that these that these numbers are made up by Democrats. Ted to hurt him. The the the the deaths. And hurricane Maria recalculated by by researchers at three different universities who came up with a very large number that the numbers vary a lot because. People essentially the entire island is destroyed in the storm. And so they were lacking any kind of any kind of system for even determining you know, if somebody died in in the year after the storm determining. Exactly what what killed them. So the the method. The researchers used is statistically sound. But I can I can see why this president might question. They they looked at the average number of deaths in Puerto Rico and a year. The former ahead, and they looked at the number of deaths that that happened the year after Maria head, and they found that there was an increase in. It couldn't be explained by any other cause but the storm. Okay, let's look then at the overall federal response is it too early to measure that it's I mean the floodwaters have not received heck they haven't even peaked yet. Yeah. To florence. You mean? I I haven't heard a lot of a lot of criticism of the federal government so far in Florence recovery. I think I think it's it seems right now it's a story of the the trains running on time. I think I think FEMA and the coast guard have been have been doing what they're supposed to do this, and this particular storm, and I think they probably got the resources in place before the storm hit that they needed to have in place an order to appropriately respond, but you're right. The the the events not over the the the floods are continuing. So we won't we won't have a great assessment for for some time. What's shift over to the cavenaugh nomination for the supreme court? And this these allegations against judge Cavanaugh is his accuser. Good headed to a hearing on Capitol Hill. Unclear. Susan Collins, the Republican Senator from Maine who's vote is critical to take kicking firming cavenaugh says that both his accuser, professor, Christine Ford and cavenaugh should should testify and another open hearing. So we'll see Chuck Grassley. The chairman of the judiciary committee is in charge of that. And so far he's just talking about having the committee staff interview cavenaugh and this woman and the White House is backing up their candidate. They are they say they let me say that nominate nominee they they will not withdraw the nominee. And they are supporting his his statement, which is a flat out denial that anything ever happened with press fort does this cavenaugh get confirmed. I don't know he's put himself in an interesting position with this denial. He's basically saying that this woman is is lying completely just buying. It's been made up. The whole thing has made it up decades ago and told her therapist and her husband about it. And and it's all false. He's he's not allowed himself the room too. Now to to to say that perhaps something happened with this woman. But it's not as she described or happened thirty six years ago when I was a kid, and I made a mistake and I'm sorry. There's no room for that anymore. He's he's staked himself out as as calling her a liar. Okay. We're gonna continue to watch that one more quick question for you before we let you go. There are texts that will be coming from the president to your cell phone. It's an emergency alert system of online. Let's talk about that. I I didn't know about this until this morning. Under a law signed by the president's predecessor, Barack Obama the president and a time of it's supposed to be only an emergency. Send a text message directly to most Americans cell phones, warning them to take cover whatever. We'll see. We'll see how it's how it's used. Okay. Yeah. Those tests are supposed to be coming next week. And it's again, it's not going to be about the NFL. It's not gonna be out already get regular messages from the president on my phone. So it's not gonna change my life too much. But yeah, Bloomberg news White House seen leader. Alex. Wayne wanna thank you for taking the time with us today. Thank you coming up on Bloomberg politics, policy, power and law, Brett, cavenaugh facing more scrutiny. You just heard Alex talking about it. We're going to take a deeper dive. But first we check on the latest world and national headlines. Bloomberg's Nancy Lyons.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Independent in thoughts and punk rock in life. It's the Chad Benson show. The big difference between what was originally reported, and what ended up being the final figure, and I think that I'd like to know why that is Chuck Grassley right there and then figure he's talking about. No, no. It's not a car. Dash yet. It is a number figure in the range of about three thousand people that died from. Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Is it real? Is. It not real are the numbers real. Are. They not real is the left and the media cherry picking maybe stretching things George Washington University in the Milken institute, independent study, they said about three thousand people died, but they went about looking at certain things they said it was about twenty percent higher than what would have normally taken place. If the hurricane did not happen. And some of the they even I mean. By their own admission. They had talked about well, you know, we're we're trying to figure things we're not quite sure. But we're looking at this, and it could be a very conservative number Harvard study said it was four thousand plus other studies that said it was one hundred. Sixty seven is what I think has been attributed directly to it that horrible horrible thing that smashed in to Puerto Rico and subsequently it. Let's I'm going to be honest with you here for all you Trump supporters. He can say this all day. I think the Puerto Rico was an incredible success. I think you are full of it. Because I don't think it was now and saying that do I think it was twenty nine hundred and seventy five other people that died. I think that might be a stretch. Could it have been fifteen hundred? Do you could attributed to it? It's possible. We'll never know the real toll. But it's the way that it's being. Spun and that's the frustration. I think a lot of people out there have about the media. The establishment media people mainstream media establishment meeting immediate been around for a while the the New York Times, and and you know, all the CBS is of the world, and the MSNBC's, and and this this mainstream establishment media, you know, the LA times Washington Post, they spin it in such a way. And because you're looking for right like if you go down there looking for a death toll. You're looking for a death toll. That's why you're there. And so you're trying to say, okay. The infrastructure after said hurricane Maria. Came through. Let's look at the before before there was a lack of infrastructure in this area. So afterwards, it was potentially even worse. Somebody gets sick. They have a heart attack. Whatever it is. They can't get to the hospital or get the medical supplies. They need because the hurricane has made it even tougher for them. To get those things. Can we attribute that to the death to Maria in some cases, I think you can in other cases, I think it may be a stretch somebody falls off a ladder. That's the example, I've been using. That's true. I'm still looking at. It's not a very exciting read, but you're on on roof. What happened hurricane Maria? Came through. Roof was blown off somebody's on a ladder. They fall down hurt themselves. Can't get the necessary medical stuff. Can you attribute that well in theory kind of? But even if you have all the infrastructure would that have stopped that person? If he would have been on the roof trying to fix something. It's tough to to get the exact numbers. And I understand what they're trying to because I want to do I think is more than the sixty seven absolute I think that Trump did a good job with it. No. I don't think the federal government did a good job at all. I'm going to go out there. And you know, what's funny is people talk about Bush, and you're doing a great job, brownie and all that stuff. The reality is New Orleans was just like Puerto Rico here was just as much a factor. Of this thing being a mess. As was the federal government. There's a lot of sides to the stories. The thing is now we speak in echo chambers. Only we preach only two choirs. We're not interested in information. We want affirmation and very few people can come at something with a non-bias looked at anything anymore. It's it's ridiculous. And you wonder why people on both sides our tribal, and they get frustrated because they see stuff like this. And they hear stuff like this. And I look at this myself, and I think. I do think it was more. I do think there were probably deaths that that work attributed to this. Because you see it all over natural disasters around the globe. Now, there's are much different than I have clean water cholera things of that nature that that comes into play. Different here. But still yes, you could attribute some of it some more to it. Absolutely. But the person who had a heart attack who couldn't get to the hospital may have had a heart attack, regardless of that and may have died, even if there was the best hospital inside my grandfather died of a heart attack five years ago six years ago, the doctor told us if he was in the hospital, we couldn't have saved. So it's tough to say because naturally with or without the hurricane people were going to die. Because that's humanity. Our bodies have a certain amount of time. And sometimes that time's up. Three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chadbensonshow is your Twitter. You could tweet at us. So. So Bob Woodward's book is sold seven hundred and fifty thousand copies, and I'm gonna listen to it. Ken Starr on earlier. And it's funny people like, oh, so you really independent chat. And I'm like I didn't Bob Woodward on heartbeat. We're efforting to get him on. Right. You know, they go through this thing. They've got this big media push. And they do all these things, and they get out there and do more media as it goes on. And it's just fitting people in at the time when you can fit it in when they have time, and you'd be surprised with these things are like they go where I'll try to anybody on. Right next week. I'm going to have a never-trumper on. Who's actually written an article in the USA USA today? And you know, he he's with the Washington Post. You've got this great op Ed piece about the fact that he's a never-trumper and he would welcome impeachment. But in saying that here's twenty. Thanks trump. Did get right. I'll have anybody on. I will. And you know, the Bob Woodward book, I interested in finding out and digging deep into it. And is I am I going to learn anything new? That's my my learning. Anything you getting anything out of this? And you're still picking up, you know, you're interviewing people when you're talking to people. But remember how one person, you know, there's a situation that takes place, but it's on the campaign trail in the White House and three people could be in a room and all three of them have a different perspective of how that that thing. Played out. Based on. Their own opinions their own thoughts. So we'll never know everything. But I think it will give us a good snapshot. But like everything else, I asked myself, am I learning anything new that? I didn't already think I said from day one when he came down the escalator and all this kind of stuff. Let me tell you about Trump he loves conflict. He loves chaos, and we talk about it over and over again. That I don't think he could sit in a room with a quiet room with his thoughts. I think you go crazy. Expect is there more to it. Seven hundred fifty thousand books. That's you're moving some weight. They would say in the drug business. That's huge. That is huge that is huge. But in this ADHD world that we live in. What's next week's? That's just remember Omarosa she came and she went like firm because Bob came out and just totally you served all of her like, Mojo, just like chichi. He just sorry. Let's you have that tape. No, one cares. We're moving on which by the way. Still haven't heard the tape. Have. You heard the tape produced villes were tape. I haven't heard nobody's earned the tape that I've heard of but we'll we'll see. So it'll be very interesting now storm he's going to have a book. Right. So it's gonna be very interesting. But. It's the coverage just like the coverage with Florence. That's going on now that yes, I said yesterday, right? He's somehow he's going to get blamed for this just like that just like a lot of these things that there's going to be blamed laid there. And it's the coverage of the Trump craziness derangement syndrome us we joke about, but it is that coverage that has changed everything. And eight is funny to watch. It is funny to watch people running around with with their hair on fire coverage of Donald Trump, FOX in many ways in many respects was like that for President Barack Obama and they were in their lane doing their thing. And the you know, the the five lane highway the other four lanes were the exact opposite. They were fawning and never asking certain questions that really probably should have been asked and never being able to to to come out. And I think the honest and situations and now it's just reverse where you've got that kind of what FOX that angle and the other four or their hair's on fire for three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chadbensonshow is your Twitter. We're talking about nor McDonald in a little while very interesting. How he what he said that got him in trouble with the movements in you know, in this day and age be careful because they're coming for you. And they're coming for all of us. It's not if but when three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chadbensonshow is your Twitter. You can tweet at us. My pillow. Is incredible. Fact, I have a box behind me was my Pillow's. They're supposed to go to my family. But. I don't know. It's a dog better there for for our dog Rufus out there dog Rufus, but I don't know. We'll see we'll see it is incredible. The I've got my my my go anywhere pillows. I take him with me hanging out with jacket a big weekend ahead abroad it with me tonight because I'm going to a big movie thing tonight. So. Staying out here. I'm really excited about what they're doing. They got the buy one get one free. But I'm telling you guys the energy. I have how I feel if you look at.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"That's not true that this is this is one thing. I think the headline it from the bottom of the stack. Hurricane risks include toxic sludge lagoons of pig manure, I'm telling you, they're getting ready to call this Donald Trump's Katrina. How many times did they after George Bush had his Katrina? How many other Katrina 's did Bush have for the remainder of his term, they're setting this up? Now, there was a story about pig manure and slop during Katrina and the state of Louisiana had the bunket. There were not loses in gobs of pigment or floating around in floodwaters in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They to debunk the myth this. These are these are predictable things that the media has in their Nexis database. Hurricane hits you go to the next is filed indexes database and look for stories. It might look good to run. Your just repeat them warrants. Now contains just a sharks are being lifted out of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped into the storm because it's so strong at suck on them in there. And then they're going to be in the waters. Of course, the only water that might contain sharks would be storm surge it isn't going to be raining sharks. And that's the predominant water source in a hurricane is rainfall. Why debunk the rumor now I don't blame these people Houston because what happened is media matters for America got hold of it along with the fact that I supposedly was saying to hurricanes nothing that they're lying about it just would man's climate change. And all these media people what's amazing about this. They read these things are outlandish. They never call here for clarification. Did you really say that it's going to be waning should never call you? They just rely on a bunch of leftist radical lying, Saxon manure over at media matters. And they run. Whatever they say they're throughout the drive by media. But even with this. We're not finished. Now, we go to the hurricane in Puerto Rico because the drive by media is doing everything it can to say that Donald Trump. Is complicit in. That's what Donald Trump didn't care that Donald Trump didn't do enough to help people at Donald Trump is out lying about the great American response, by the way. Ours was the only response there was no other assistance in Puerto Rico hours. Remember, we we learned that the Prato Rico officials hid hundreds of thousands of bottles of water intended for victims were uncovered recently that was aid was not distributed. Now, they're running around claiming the Trump is complicit didn't care. The latest is that that three thousand people died in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. And Donald Trump is saying that is simply not true three thousand people didn't die. And so here from political Donald Trump without evidence says three thousand people did not die in Puerto Rico. And Furthermore that the Democrats are making it up President Trump on Thursday accused Democrats without evidence of inflating the three thousand person death count last year's hurricanes in principle Rico in order to make him look bad. Trump tweeted three thousand people did not die the two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico when I left the island after the storm had hit they had anywhere from six to eighteen people dead as time went by. It didn't go up much, and then a longtime later they start to report really large numbers like three thousand where did the three thousand number come from researchers at George Washington University. Researchers at George Washington University determined. Last month and hurricane Maria along resulted in two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths in Puerto Rico. This the media except without challenge. The media doesn't say George Washington University without evidence determined last month at hurricane Maria resulted in twenty nine hundred seventy five deaths. But when Trump disputes it they say Donald Trump without evidence. People didn't die. Do you know that researchers at George Washington University did not go down there and count bobby's? George Washington University, Louis, no. Washington University of Santo. Maybe I don't know wherever it is. They're finding was not the result of a death toll accounting. Nobody researcher or otherwise from George Washington University went to Puerto Rico to count bodies underground in the mortga wherever instead, you know, what they did they used a public health study that compared mortality in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if the storm is not get they use the computer model. Researchers at George Washington reached their conclusion via a computer model and the way they did it. They did a study that compared death in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if it had not hit. And they come out magically with a number of two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths that nobody chronicled nobody reported. Nobody counted. There are no bodies to confirm this. The media's effort. To prove this was frustrated by several factors. First experts praised the federal government's response to hurricane Maria. I for the Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello himself praised the US response. The president the administration every time we've asked them to execute. They've executed quickly. He said in September two thousand seventeen. But Trump's critics have not given up. They have attempted to cite several new studies created new estimates of the real death toll of hurricane. So here you have a computer model estimating this based on that estimate. Nobody has seen anybody's George Washington University reports at three thousand deaths the media falls right in line to report without checking without confirming just believing it because it's a bunch of academic saying so Trump says it's not possible only eighteen people died when I left there. That's why they sing excess deaths. Excess deaths are not necessarily related the storm. They just happened after the storm could be related might not be. It's just a bogus research study to go along with the fake news that Trump and the US didn't care about Puerto Rico or people of color because Trump is racist. And all that and didn't do anything to help the island. They're just lying through their teeth. They're making it up as they go. The only thing different is that we have a president who's pushing back against it. When they lie about him. And that's what they can't digest. How dare he? How dare he refute? What we allege? How dare he? And so he becomes the target. He becomes the one. Who's insane? But how about reporting three thousand deaths when you don't have the bodies when you haven't even been there to count the bodies to find the bodies, the look at the graves or whatever. You just use your computer model that is an estimate of previous estimates. Yeah. This could be if that happened. But if that didn't happen this would have happened. But if neither of those happened than the third alternative would be this. If these two things happened. Well, did anybody go there to find out? What did happen? No, all we know is that Trump sucks and Trump doesn't care and Trump didn't do anything in America didn't help Puerto Rico, and so three thousand people died, and that is your news story. And that's why Trump is pushing back against it. If three thousand people have died, we'd have been hearing about it long before the past few weeks or so..
"hurricane maria" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Front of your house in addition to the mudslides and landslides. Now, you might end up with a shark in your front yard. I'm telling you, right. You think I'm making this up this appeared somewhere Florence now contain sharks? I'm telling you, do you wanna tell me the story is not true that this is this is one thing I Saint Louis headliner put the bottom of the stack. Hurricane risks include toxic sludge lagoons of pig manure, I'm telling you, they're getting ready to call this Donald Trump's Katrina. How many times did they after George Bush had his Katrina? How many other Katrina 's did Bush have for the remainder? Her of his term, they're setting this up. Now, there was a story about pig manure and slop during Katrina and the state of Louisiana had to debunk it. There were not losers in gobs of pig manure floating around in flood waters in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. I had to debunk the myth this. These are these are predictable things at the media has in their Nexis database. Hurricane hits you go to the next is file database, and you look for stories. It might look good to run on your on just repeat them Lawrence. Now contains Justice sharks are being lifted out of the Atlantic Ocean and dumped into the storm because it's so strong. It suck on them in there. And then they're going to be in the waters. Of course, the only water that might contain sharks would be storm surge it isn't going to be raining sharks. And that's the predominant water source in a hurricane is rainfall. Why debunk the rumor now I don't blame these people Houston because what happened is media matters for America got hold of it along with the fact that I supposedly was saying the hurricanes nothing that they're lying about it just to advance climate change. And all these media people what's amazing about this. They read these things outlandish their craze. They never call here. For clarification. Did you really say that it's going to be waning should never call you? They just rely on a bunch of leftist radical lying, Saxon manure over at media matters. And they run whatever it may say there. Throughout the drive by media. But even with this. We're not finished. Now, we go to the hurricane in Puerto Rico because the drive by media is doing everything it can to say that Donald Trump. Is complicit in that. The Donald Trump didn't care. Donald Trump didn't do enough to help people at Donald Trump is out lie about the great American response, by the way. Ours was the only response there was no other assistance in Puerto Rico. But hours, remember, we we learned that Prato Rico officials hid hundreds of thousands of bottles of water intended for victims were uncovered recently that was a was not distributed. Now, they're running around claiming the Trump is complicit didn't care. The latest is that that three thousand people died in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. And Donald Trump is saying that is simply not true three thousand people didn't die. And so here from political Donald Trump without evidence says three thousand people did not die in Puerto Rico. And Furthermore that the Democrats are making it up. President Trump on Thursday accused Democrats without evidence of inflating the three thousand person death count from last year's hurricanes in principle Rico in order to make him look bad. Trump tweeted three thousand people did not die the two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico when I left the island after the storm hit they had anywhere from six to eighteen people dead as time went by. It didn't go up by much and in the longtime later they start to report really large numbers like three thousand where did the three thousand number come from researchers at George Washington University. Researchers at George Washington University determined. Last month at hurricane Maria along resulted in two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths in Puerto Rico. This the media except without challenge. The media doesn't say George Washington University without evidence determined last month at hurricane Maria resulted in twenty nine hundred seventy five deaths. But when Trump. Disputes it. They say Donald Trump without evidence says three thousand people died, do you know that researchers at George Washington University did not go down there and count bobby's. George Washington University, eight Louis, no. Washington University of saying, well, maybe I don't know could be wherever it is. They're finding was not the result of a death toll accounting. Nobody researcher or otherwise from George Washington University went to Puerto Rico to count bodies on the ground in the mortgage, or wherever instead, you know, what they did they used a public health study that compared mortality in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if the storm had not yet, they use the computer model. Researchers at George Washington University reached their conclusion via a computer model and the way they did it. They did a study that compared death in the six months following the storm with the number of deaths that would have been expected if it had not hit. And they come out magically with a number of two thousand nine hundred seventy five excess deaths that nobody chronicled nobody reported. Nobody counted. There are no bodies to confirm this. The media's effort. To prove this was frustrated by several factors. First experts praised the federal government's response to hurricane Maria at first for the Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello himself praised the US response. The president the administration every time we've asked them to execute. They've executed quickly. He said in September two thousand seventeen. But Trump's critics have not given up. They have attempted to cite several new studies created new estimates of the real death toll of hurricane. So here you have a computer model estimating this based on that estimate. Nobody has seen anybody's George Washington University reports at three thousand desktop media falls right in line to report without checking without confirming just believing it because it's a bunch of academic saying so Trump says it's not possible only eighteen people died when I left there. That's why they sing excess deaths. Excess deaths are not necessarily related the storm. They just happened after the storm could be related might not be. It's just a bogus research study to go along with the fake news that Trump and the US didn't care about Puerto Rico cancer people of color because Trump is racist. And all that and didn't do anything to help the island. They're just lying through their teeth. They're making it up as they go. The only thing different is that we have a president who's pushing back against it. When they lie about him. And that's what they can't digest. How dare he? How dare he refute? What we allege? How dare he? And so he becomes the target. He becomes the one. Who's insane? But how about reporting three thousand deaths when you don't have the bodies when you haven't even been there to count the bodies to find the bodies, the look at the graves or whatever. You just use your computer model that is an estimate of previous estimates. Yeah. This could be if that happened. But if that didn't happen this would have happened. But if neither of those happened than the third alternative would be this. If these things happen. Did anybody go there to find out? What did happen? No, all we know is that Trump sucks and Trump doesn't care and Trump didn't do anything in America didn't help Puerto Rico, and so three thousand people died, and that is your news story. And that's why Trump is pushing back against the if three thousand people have died we'd have been hearing about it long before the past few weeks or so back into.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"When when when when the department of Justice encomium and company tried to tell you that was an anti gay bias attack. That was a jihadi attack October thirty first you got a twenty nine year old, man. In a rented pickup truck going and mowing down people near the World Trade Center, building October thirty first two thousand seventeen but what you saw during the Obama years because we were distracted. And we didn't take the threat seriously is what we will face. If you end up God forbid with speaker Pelosi majority leader Schumer because they don't take security seriously. Exactly, yes. And there's how many other attacks were Miskelly miss classified. And you you ran off a bunch of good ones there. There's a bunch of other ones, you know, probably weren't miss classified. I know there was that one disgruntled employee that almost cut, you know. Yes. Workers off that perfect. Although they're not from the Middle East. Yup. There were an American, but they were a Muslim. Yup. And that was a jihadi attacking the should have been classified in cold out. Exactly what it was about Benghazi was about a video to and the president former former President Obama said last Friday that that was that was a fake phony story, by the way. So that was that was a real nine eleven attack in two thousand twelve but you know, we other stuff going on I guess quickly. We got hurricane Florence bearing down. And it feels like. Mayor. You lean and company are restarting the the fight against Trump in advance of these upcoming storms trying to blame him for the stuff in Puerto Rico things like that. I just want to get your thoughts on that. Because you know, you you you shine a light a truth on this in a way that many people may not here. Well, you know, what one of the most sickening things is Andrew Cuomo in New York is trying to do. He's trying to rally up support amongst the Puerto Rican based in New York, and he's saying that he wants to help them. You don't file a lawsuit against the Trump administration for their handling of post hurricane Maria. But what are the tenants in the rattled off like five different things that this lawsuit supposedly is going to be built off of one of them was that the response took three weeks that is eight why an outright lie because anybody that remembers what happened last year? Remember there was hurricane era in advance of hurricane Maria. And because it was a lot of the projection models going through Puerto Rico FEMA was already on the island in Puerto Rico. Their response was not late. They were there in advance of the landing of hurricane Maria. Again. Another sick twisted perverse political ploy to try to rally up. Support amongst the Puerto Rican base-year out pure pandering by Andrew Cuomo. I not that I wish it on you, man. But man, I I wish Cynthia Nixon would beat him. I just wish you would put them in a mothball. I can't have I know she wants to eat her cinnamon raisin bagel with the locks and Capers and all that weird stuff. But man, I just wish she could take them down because that guy is bad news all day every day. Julio rivera. Oh quick. If I can get it. Yeah. Was responsible for the housing market collapsed. He was the Hudsucker Bill Clinton. They're put in all of those anti discrimination laws that were bogus. You know? Like, Bank even care. They don't care about color. They only care about one colored Green Bay Andrew Cuomo destroying putting the America in bikes tension the world in a recession. Remember, he had a co conspirator and Barney Frank don't ever forget that. Okay. Frank helped him do it. All right, Hulu, where do people go to get the latest information on what.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Provide power from new york city through a cable system under the hudson but not for new jersey state sierra club says the plan will have a negative impact on the meadowlands and most ridgefield council members okay to resolution denouncing but one point eight billion dollar proposed project worries about what would even just a little bit of rain can do as tropical storm beryl bears down on puerto rico is the islands still struggling male with the destruction and after effects of hurricane maria with those concerns in mind governor restated declared a state of emergency leyla santiago reports governor says that there are still about sixty thousand blue tarps that are protecting the homes of people on this island more than ten months after hurricane maria so that really does speak to the vulnerability the fact that a few inches of rain could cause quite a bit of impacted flooding for the people of puerto rico forecasters say tropical storm chris is likely to reach hurricane strength by tomorrow but will stay away from the us coats for the next two or three days are you driving around in a vehicle damaged by hurricane and not even aware of it senator chuck schumer says the socalled hurricane car can be fixed up for about two thousand bucks and sold to unsuspecting customers he spoke with ten ten when number of hurricanes last year and now large numbers of these socalled hurricane cars cars that were flooded in the hurricane are now on the market and many of them present reliability's real dangerous for consumers there is no record that the perspective by be notified he's calling on the ftc to offer more consumer.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"I'm beth peril allen harris's with me he's the emergency manager of seminole county emergency management and we are going to talk about hurricane season you were just saying alan you can't believe when we've already rolled around to this again i can't believe it it's already that time again we're still recovering from hurricane irma and hurricane maria certainly helping the evacuees that came over from puerto rico from hurricane maria and here we are preparing for the next one but it's an important this time of year to prepare for the storm that could come hopefully one won't this year but we need to prepare for it you and i had this annual conversation about preparation that is a big factor that we need to consider we're still dealing with the residual effects from last season and so how do we manage picking up from last season and looking forward to the next one so i wanna actually start you out with that if you don't mind on flooding the rivers are just already the water is so high that if we had that big hurricane it would just really be devastating it really could be and we have a very high rivers very high creeks right now we've received a lot of rain over the last few months and the water is is certainly swelling in those areas so we need to be careful of those types of things and this is a good time of year you know we we've over the years we've always said the saint takes get a plan get a kit stay informed this year will really pushing getting financially ready for the disaster what we learned last year was people rely on fema to come in with big checks to pay for damages and that does not happen anymore he used.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"This is retrospect i'm beth peril alan harasses with me he's the emergency manager of seminole county emergency management and we're going to talk about hurricane season you were just saying alan you can't believe what we've already rolled around to this again i can't believe it it's already that time again we're still recovering from hurricane irma and hurricane maria certainly helping the evacuees that came over from puerto rico from hurricane maria and here we are preparing for the next one but it's important this time of year to to prepare for the storm that could come hopefully one won't this year but we need to prepare for it you and i had this annual conversation about preparation that is a big factor that we need to consider we're still dealing with the residual effects from last season and so how do we manage picking up from last season and looking forward to the next one so i want to actually start you out with that if you don't mind on flooding already the rivers are just already the water is so high that if we had that big hurricane it would just really be devastating it really could be and we have a very high rivers very high creeks right now we've received a lot of rain over the last few months and the water is is certainly swelling in those areas so we need to be careful of those types of things and this is a good time of year you know we we've over the years we've always said the same thing get a plan get a kit and stay informed this year will really pushing getting financially ready for the disaster what we learned last year was people rely on fema to come in with big checks to pay for damages and that does not happen anymore it used to happen.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Some wvu are boston and npr i'm kimberly atkins chief washington reporter at the boston herald and this is on point when hurricane maria struck last september puerto rico took some of the worst homes from the mountains to the coast shredded roads and power lines stripped away when it was over officials said the human toll was sixty four almost everyone suspected those numbers were low and now a new study says the true toll was in the thousands hurricane season starts up again tomorrow in the island isn't ready this hour on point hurricane maria is real toll and getting ready for the next one you can join us on air or online did you believe the official count were you or your family there and did the numbers change the way you think about the government's responsibility join us anytime at on point radio dot org or on twitter and facebook at on point radio joining me i from san juan the island's capital is david beg no correspondent for cbs news david welcome back to on point thank you good to be with you thank you so started out by telling us what you're seeing where you are there as a new hurricane season is upon us i'm seeing what appears to be officials who say they're ready doing what they can to show us that they're ready in fact within the last twenty four hours fema took us to a warehouse that was stockpiled with water and diapers food and blue tarps they showed us other areas where they didn't show us the polls that are lined up but we've been told that there are polls generators that are stockpiled preparations that have been made for another storm look in the bottom line is the the electrical grid for example here is so fragile that if a tropical storm were to come in it could be a death blow because the grid is in such poor condition i mean literally i think the quote this morning was.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Hello this is the global news podcast from the bbc world service with reports and analysis from across the world the latest news seven days a week bbc world service podcasts are supported by advertising this is the global news podcast from the bbc wolfson's i'm jackie leonard and nearly as of wednesday the thirtieth of may these raw main stories it's now thought that more than four thousand six hundred people died after hurricane maria hit puerto rico law september one of the most successful programs on american television has been cancelled after it star sent vitriolic tweets and a top russian investigative journalist has been shot dead at his home in kiev also in this podcast new vaccine treatment for people suffering one of the most aggressive brain tumors and why bears in finland are being a bit naughty with honey but i in september twenty seventeen hurricane maria struck the northeastern caribbean with winds of two hundred eighty kilometers an hour it devastated dominica and the us island territory of puerto rico at the time common ulan cruise the man of the puerto rican capital son hawn spoke about the scale of the disaster and what she felt was the lack of support from washington we are dying here and i cannot fathom the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out logistics for a small island of one hundred miles by thirty five miles so may day we are in trouble now researchers at harvard university has adjusted that the number who died was a higher than the official tally north america correspondent elema boo visited puerto rico just after hurricane maria hit he told us more about this research a lot of people in puerto rico had challenged that the official death toll of sixty four you know even on recent visits a lot of people told us of anecdotal evidence of people who died as a result of of the storm much later on because of interruptions in in medical care and so on and so what this research looked at was the number of people who died in puerto rico across the island this island of three and a half million people from september when the hurricane struck until the end of the year and they found a much higher mortality rate than the before i as compared to the the the same time.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WCHS
"While he plays morning news time is seven twenty six i am chris lawrence i'm shannon johnson in watering wake in mexico once happening now clean up from the other continue that is a thousand hurricane maria on storm climbing into puerto rico right now dangerous form racean puerto rico's governor ricardo was selo this is richard pasch with the national hurricane center hurricane maria is an extremely dangerous categoryfour hurricane very strong category for between look threshold of four and five actually in mexico search and rescue crews have been digging through the rubble of buildings looking for survivors after the seven point one magnitude earthquake yesterday abc's alex stone is in mexico image shaking entire buildings collapsed the chunks of concrete and brick majority of those killed so far have been found in mexico city the rest in neighbouring area as rescue teams continue to stand upon the remains of buildings you're in mexico looking for survivors and finding victims jeff told more than two hundred cheri preston abc news maria made landfall as a categoryfour hurricane near yabe koa puerto rico just more than an hour ago looks very likely that the the eye of the system is gonna track from the south east cornered more about the northcentral portion of the island so much of the island is really going to be very intense when hurricane specialist john cangelosi is following maria at the national hurricane center now maria is not forecast to threaten florida where relief efforts continue after hurricane erma gene orleans lives in key west waited for hours tuesday to apply.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Of different weather maps of hurricane maria going to slam right into regal wow and they're just trend of looking at some of the weather maps right now of it here at the moment in its sir down to a cat four now it was at a cat five now down to a cat 450 far mile an hour winds could the in odds back over water now though so it could be back up to a cat five at the time that it hits puerto rico but it's i mean it's dead on in skewed the the trackers right through the middle of puerto rico so um so stories out there that their ration is already taking place in in puerto rico puerto rico yeah yeah at uh at this point so keep uh give everybody our thoughts and prayers like a friends on again as i mentioned yesterday and today again on the virgin islands so to that live there and you know they're rebuilding right now and there i think you know sometime today throughout the day is when the the hurricane affects will hit them on the virgin islands sowa again than they were just you know i i saw some pictures were saint john virgin islands just like yeah chess i may well and remember some of the initial reports coming it coming on after those other hurricanes were they were using words just by rebel buildings completely razed uh just a just a horrific description from the the the effects of those other storm so our thoughts and prayers for everyone in puerto rico puerto rico impose a ration of basic supplies including water and baby formula officials said monday that the rations necessary to ensure everyone his access to basic items such as batteries milk canned foods flashlights and other supplies it does not apply to gasoline or other fuels right now the uh the path has a hitting puerto rico some time early morning wednesday on just terrific and just looking at some of these here just some of the.