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Tropical Storm Fred Forms, Continues Path Toward Florida
"Another named storm is taking aim at the united states says it rips through the caribbean tropical storm. Fred is pelting the northern caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains that after a quiet month with no major storms in the region. Puerto rico reported power outages on tuesday. The island's power grid still has not recovered from hurricane. Maria in two thousand seventeen. The storm could hit the dominican republic. Haiti and the southern bahamas. Today jack bevan with the national hurricane center. People further downstream. The bahamas cuba as florida. Should keep an eye on. The system is way too early. To what kind of impact and square. They have Further a log. The possible track right now. It appears fred will ultimately head for florida or the gulf coast over the weekend.
Trump Delayed $20 Billion in Aid to Puerto Rico
"Trump administration delayed more than twenty billion dollars in hurricane relief aid for puerto rico after hurricane maria according to a report by the housing department's office of the inspector general the efforts to deliver recovery funding to the island or unnecessarily delayed by bureaucratic obstacles. According to the forty six page report the hurricane which hit the island in twenty seventeen killed thousands of people and left thousands more without electricity or water for months. One of the main hurdles was the requirement imposed by the office of management and budget which established an inter agency review before grant approvals according to a report from the department of housing and urban development the process which was never before required for allocating disaster funds prevented hud from publishing its draft notice of funding by the target date however investigators did not have access to the former hud secretary ben carson and other political officials. The investigators will also denied or delayed access to hud information on several occasions in february twenty. Twenty the office of the inspector general received a request democratic senators asking the office to conduct an inquiry into whether delays in hud's release of the disaster recovery funds for puerto rico violated the impoundment control act of nineteen seventy four. Be agency stalled the release of the disaster relief aid in twenty nine teen and imposed additional restrictions on how the island could access the funds. The agency cited corruption and financial mismanagement concerns for the blocks hurricane. Maria had hundreds of thousands of homes on the twentieth of september. Twenty seventeen and many was still living under blue tops. Three years later
The Self-Determination Act Could Finally End US Colonisation of Puerto Rico
"Last month many puerto ricans where incensed by spring breakers and other visitors soup flouted local rules imposed to reduce the spread of covid nineteen. Puerto rico was one of the first. Us jurisdictions to issue a mask mandate and it maintains strict curfews. The pandemic wasn't politicized and when it arrived amid earthquakes. In the south end the protracted efforts to rebuild after hurricane maria puerto rico's fragile health care system was still able to cope torres. They're always welcome but is one local told nbc news. People can't come here and act as if the virus doesn't exist they have a sense of entitlement and apathy. I don't understand for the mainland. The island has long been a locus of both entitlement and apathy but next week politicians some of them anyway. We'll be paying attention on april fourteenth wednesday at one pm eastern time the national resources committee which oversees territorial affairs will consider two competing bills one would provide for the admission of puerto rico as a state the other would provide for true self determination. I either would be historic. Both are deeply opposed by the gop. There's also a rich history of division within puerto rico over what it status should be but most agree that the current situation this disenfranchised limbo isn't it
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 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.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on KQED Radio
"People who support them. Learn more at cronos dot com. Three years after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's government owned electric grid. The island is still dealing with unreliable service and intermittent power outages, especially in rural areas. Add to that an economy in tatters because of the pandemic, and the Commonwealth's government is calling it quits. It is moving to give up control of the power grid to a private utility. Marketplaces and Mueller reports that for Puerto Ricans, the move to privatize is inspiring cautious optimism mixed with concern over transparency. A full year after 20 seventeen's Hurricane Maria, some municipal buildings in Mayaquest town on the west coast of Puerto Rico, were still without power. That's where Liana Rama lives with his family. He says. That storm led him to install photovoltaic or PV panels on his roof. Now the sun provides 1/3 of his electricity people has started to develop their resistance with batteries on separating that load from the now Rama is in a unique position to upgrade his households. Power situation. He's a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, when we need is a better system. Working better for the people of the island's government is hoping privatization is the solution. Last month, Lumen Energy, a newly created venture between U. S and Canadian companies, signed a 15 year contract to operate and maintain Puerto Rico's grip. Dug hole take and president of the think tank. The American Action Forum, says Puerto Rico's nationally system just didn't work. And on top of that it ran up $13 billion in debt to pensioners and bondholders. Just public private partnership. Bring some expertise to the island probably wasn't otherwise there and they have this overhang of debt from the past. Privatization is a chance simultaneously to sort of went that out. It's also an opportunity to diversify energy source is right now. The majority of Puerto Rico's electricity is generated using oil. But Loomis said last month that it wants to incorporate wind, solar and natural gas because getting oil to the island to generate power isn't cheap. You would think that this is an opportunity for market penetration by renewables. Not everyone is optimistic about privatizing energy sector in Puerto Rico. The Electric Workers union filed the lawsuit last week against privatization, The suit says the awarding of the contract hasn't been transparent and that smells of corruption. But Leo Rama says there's a more immediate concern. He's of fighting over where the valiant feeds off you at the station or nationalization. I would like to hear and his caution on what system do we want for the next to hear again sees that hurricane season has already started. Rama says the grid needs billions of dollars to strengthen pole's power lines and generating stations against future storms. I maybe you're from our place. And I'm Sabrina Kenn ashore with the marketplace morning.
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
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of water bottles packaged food and boxes and boxes neatly stacked aid supplies the company's CSR off camera someone tells him this is all from hurricane Maria from two years ago the whole world in a fellow and that the people have to know the truth he says thank you but I will hello that leads to the live stream starts ticking up viewers by the thousands people want to see what's in this warehouse in the earthquake zone near where thousands have been sleeping outside in camps I watch the live stream for about four five hours I was just chance makes yeti Mattaponi yet is an anthropologist and co editor of aftershocks of disaster but the vehicle before and after the storm eventually people started showing up to see the warehouse in person and so they started going through the warehouse and bringing item by item to the crowd to show them what was there the expired bottled water was particularly egregious because after hurricane Maria people died from leptospirosis a bacterial illness known to spread through contaminated drinking water but it didn't end there and then they would bring a package of baby formula and he would say only god baby formula that's what everyone is asking for in the camps right now the earthquake survivors and they would be incredibly Apollo they were caught in batteries and portable showers and baby bottles and tarps just kept coming the Sony camping stoves the people at the only god you can't find anywhere right now had the eat beans out of a cannon because they have nothing to cook on and so each of these items became a kind of symbol of the one who will tee and in some cases especially with a bottle of water he became a kind of symbol of that and so it was like he had uncovered not just a warehouse of good but almost like he had uncovered.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Hurricane Maria this comes a day after Porter Rican emergency management official was ousted there continues to be thousands of citizens fed up with the government and the economy and eleven on enough to scuffle with police and if you hear getting here yesterday with rubber bullets water cannons dozens reported hurt the demonstration the capital Beirut according to the red cross the Lebanese civil defense teams protestors throwing stones shooting fireworks what broke up the protest the army and marine a new four dollar Fiona uber and lift at the Phoenix airport likely unconstitutional listening to ABC news police arrest one of their own officers it's a sexual assault accusation police say twenty nine year old Johnny Leon Alvarez was arrested after a woman accused him of sexual assault it allegedly happened after the officer took the woman home from a date at Dave and busters the affidavit says they had had a few drinks a police statement says Leon Alvarez has been a Denver police officer since twenty eighteen and that he's been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case David kale okay away news a deadly accident Saturday night involving in our TV bus in a pedestrian it happened at thirty Fifth Avenue and federal Boulevard police say a man was running alongside the bus but ended up getting caught underneath it and was run over he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead events in Denver this weekend to honor Martin Luther king junior starting this hour the thirty fifth annual interfaith service at temple Sinai in Denver governor Hollis mayor Handcock and other.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"And I go lost her home in the earthquake after rebuilding from hurricane Maria I had all my your Holly how design it took full responsibility saying a member of his team had mistakenly Ukranian jet for an incoming cruise missile I'm Ben Thomas thirty say at least seven people have died after severe storms swept across parts of the south overnight all were killed in Louisiana three people killed in Louisiana including an elderly couple found near their trailer home today by firefighters National Weather Service meteorologist brainy Richardson said Bowsher parish in Louisiana was hit by an EF two tornado that can have winds from one hundred eleven to one hundred thirty five miles an hour it reached a hundred and thirty five cents to the very high end of the S. two part and that mobile homes completely destroyed large trees there's now after uprooted and substantial home can have large portions of the roof structures lifted off in Texas one person died when a car flipped into a creek in three more deaths reported in Alabama tornadoes of destroyed homes in Arkansas and Missouri and also caused damage in Oklahoma storms also when leash downpours that caused widespread flash flooding US military says to service members were killed two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan the Taliban took immediate responsibility for today's attack news and analysis a town hall dot com but I think okay if already factor the one hundred percent drug free supplement it was formulated by doctors to help your body deal with inflammation and pain the reason I've told so many of my friends about the three week quick stop is because as we get older the case aches and pains can be a real problem keeping you from sleeping through the night or during the things you love and need to do like taking walks all playing golf going up or down stairs or simply playing with your kids or grandkids tens of thousands on now like me glad they order the three week quick stop for just nineteen ninety five after years of back pain I found relief and I believe you could to folks this is why the father and son owners of really effective Pete and set Talbot created the three week quick stop and they discounted it's only nineteen ninety five approximately seventy percent of those who order it go on to order more let's see if we can get you out of pain to go to re factor dot com really fact dot com or call eight hundred five hundred eighty three eighty four this had to Macy's for thousands of new markdowns on the latest styles and take an extra twenty percent off with your coupon or Macy's card save big on everything from clothes for the whole family now fifty to sixty percent off clearance fine jewelry now seventy percent off and mattress closeouts just one hundred forty seven dollars plus get forty to eighty five percent off amazing find for you in your home can last act one even more perks check out Macy's star rewards and get benefits no matter how may savings selling right exclusions apply there's a lot going on right now and broadcasters are on the ground covering all of it bringing you the weather the traffic and breaking news all well entertaining you twenty four hours a day someone needs to tell you what's going on around the world and in our hometown and that someone is us we are free radio we are always there we are broadcasters visit we ARE broadcasters dot com or text radio to five two eight eight six to learn more furnished by in a B. and the station this program has been pre recorded the views of this program do not reflect the station or Salem media group welcome back here's your host okay folks we are open line the whole hour here on sports we can be of the football scoreboard show scoreboard scoreboard scores when I'm trying to say anything you want to talk about sports from now until seven o'clock eight hundred nine.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Was looking for I'm Jim I knew I would say Smurf if I was trying to say how I love the Smurfs the Smurf your member kings Allen when they had Smurf village they had the soft serve Smurf blueberry ice creams officer so yes really good note I speak to official accidentally back what's going on with me just just two years ago one of the deadliest disasters in the United States struck in the form of hurricane Maria the climate change powered storm killed over three thousand Porter Ricans American citizens because they had a Democrat mayor who was horrible was hiding water from our citizens but we're all supposed to believe that that was trumps fall I own grandfather died in the aftermath okay did you ever hear that those were some of her say that's a new one that her grandfather died the aftermath so this brings everything she says into question I mean I don't know I'm gonna research he may have had a heart attack two weeks later unrelated to the disaster I don't know what I'm questioning because don't you think I mean I had not heard of that don't you think if like he died as a direct result of trump's hurricane that she would have made a big deal out of it and if she makes a big deal out of anything if she farts the media is there to cover it so if she made a big deal out of this it would have been a big deal in the media and don't you think of her grandfather had been killed by trump's hurricane that she would have made a big deal about it I mean on hurricane body I I mean I don't know I've not heard her talk about this now with this new shows she chose to speak about it at Copenhagen and and she's insinuating that trumps hurricane killed her grandfather orange man's hurricane killed her grandfather she's is anyway why bring it up now unless you're hyperbola Ising and by the way the squad has endorsed Bernie Sanders I'm sure you saw that yeah I'm sure he's excited about the living under colonial rule.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Is a network of mutual support centers as well as other projects pumped up kind of gave people space to both find comfort and also to talk about these things I checked back in with Stephanie this week and like Francis. She too has witnessed an exodus from the island. Even though the initial disaster zor in in the way that visible past people are living the economic consequences of what it meant to shoulder this reconstruction on our own shoulders and not with the help that we deserved and we're entitled to buy it both local and federal governments when I spoke to Stephanie in two thousand eighteen. She echoed what we heard from others that the themes Puerto Ricans one year later was resilience but it seems like resistance might be a better word for the feeling on the island now. Puerto Rico has had a wild summer of resistance and to me the resistance that we saw last July is is is a great example of of how that resilience was always persistence and how people are now seeing that they can take that resistance that they live every day in their lives lives and turn it into action their other political and social issues that are now coming to the surface in Puerto Rico. Tell us a little bit about those. We have a long history of these different chapters of the same capitalist model. Oh being applied in a different way. Mark came around but before that we were already under the fiscal control of a supposed host fiscal supervision board which has absolute control over our economy in that still sustain so when people live these this tragedy post hurricane when these chats came out onto us on the ground. It was so much more clear than it's about that. It's about all these other things that are happening. The university's tuition has already. You've been raised. Pensions are also going to be drastically cut within the next couple of months. We've also had a dramatic increments in engender gender violence on the island since before the hurricane till today and this year. We're following a similar pattern. There's all of these pieces happening at the same time so we had this big movement towards Ezekiel in it's important because it showed people the power that they have people aren't still protesting old San Juan but they're meeting in people's assemblies to talk about what's happening on the island and think about solutions in addition into that. There's been an increase in the conversation. even among elected officials in the United States Congress about whether or not Puerto Rico should become a state eight last year when we were there we spoke with the University of Puerto Rico student named Edgar Velasco and at the time he was the state chairman for the College Republican Federation Automation of Puerto Rico and I wanNA play for you his thoughts about statehood as a Republican. Yes I believe in statehood because I have seen how not being treated created equally has resulted in a lot of the problems we have right now. Obviously also makes with bad administration a lot of corruption cases over two years and some other the elements that have been sometimes our fault and sometimes more of a result of the whole status and situation political situation. We're in seventy with everything that we've seen this year is statehood part of the answer or the answer would that help the situation in Puerto Rico in your opinion. I agree in with what he's saying. In the beginning right. There is an unfair treatment of Regan's. There is obviously a sub citizenship YEP I think that what what isn't included in that is the intention analogy any benefit than the United States gets from Puerto Rico. Go being neither a state or a an independent country from my perspective also seeing the capitalist logic project leads to a lot of exploitation here on the island that is important to the model. I think our status what is a colony is something that we have to battle against and for me dot means working towards the independence of Puerto Rico and towards words reparations from the United States to help Puerto Rico become a Free Country Stephanie Rios Works With Low Yamoun a central Appalachia Mutuel or center took from mutual support which opened immediately following Hurricane Maria seventy. Thanks for talking to us and it's great to hear from you again. Some thank you so much for having me and we've got one more story on climate change for you this week so far in our coverage we've heard from psychologists richest sociologist and meteorologist but we wanted to wrap up by hearing from some folks who are taking in the information researchers are presenting to the public about climate change inch and turning it into art. Karen Russell is a fiction writer and her most recent Book Orange World is a collection of short stories and several of those stories stories use a fantastical Lens to look at how humans are changing the environment in this new book you know it. It showed up and sort of surprising ways. There's a story about Tornado rancher sure you know these people who are literally raising destructive weather on the Great Plains and then there's maybe the most overt nod to the rising seas the story the gondoliers where you know the devastation has occurred south. Florida is basically underwater there these four echo locating sisters who are kind of you know they have these boats they call gondolas that they're using using to traverse a watery south. Florida and they're pulling through the ruins of the Old City but something new wants to be born sea level rise is also a central part of artists Xavier. VR Cortott `as work based in south Florida. He takes a slightly more unusual approach to incorporating climate change into his art for his most recent project. He's asked residents of Miami Dade County to plant mangrove seedlings in their yards to make the growing threat of sea level rise feel more urgent. I made it as a WHO provocative way of having US think about what would happen to US thirty years from now on this little six inch seedling. I give you becomes a tree. What's going to happen to your your mortgage and your home equity and your community. It is a way of US beginning to understand that sacrificing it'll today may a help listened the suffering in the future and Erin Stewart on is a filmmaker who's made fiction and documentary movies and recently. He's noticed that real life seems to it'd be imitating Hollywood. Something I struggle with is I follow a lot of climate scientists and I'm watching them on twitter talked in real time and it is like dialogue out of a disaster. Her movie really is like you know these are scientists who are whipping off their glasses and saying I've noticed the boy marker is recording. You know temperatures that are unprecedented. They're using a lot of words like that and this really sad and shocked so you can see that for yourself and I think that finds its way into your work as you're trying to interpret it or come to terms with it. Somehow Aaron began our conversation by explaining some of the challenges that come with making documentaries about climate change a frustration. My documentary filmmaker friends that I have is just that you can make documentaries about this issue but we are in an era where it feels like we have hyper awareness of everything but but how do you actually actually move the needle can get people watch documentaries about this issue but what happens afterwards and when these cultural pieces are held in a film festival war or some demand like that they play their get some acclaim but that doesn't really get people out in the streets advocating for change in policy which is really important an exit to that point. I mean your work is asking people directly to engage with the top rate now right and so do people get uncomfortable when you ask them to confront climate change so directly so I try to reframe the way people think and make it relevant to them. I'll give you one example couple years ago. It was in Hialeah Hialeah. Florida is a city that has a lot of Cuban exiles Cuban political refugees who left everything they had everything and had to leave Cuba over the course of the last six decades cades to build a new life because of an external force in that case the Cuban revolution rate so you leave with a suitcase and you start a new life somewhere else and you make it work. He and I sat with a coup elderly in primarily Republican district of highly a- and talked about and other external force that was coming that was gonna make their grandchildren suffer the same fate that they felt that instead of their grandchildren being political refugees they could be climate refugees and I asked him to write letters to their grandchildren and great grandchildren letters that we sealed and put an archives about what they had to do this in how it is that they found the the strength.
"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 KFI AM 640
"From hurricane Maria which hit the island two years ago and did major damage forecasters say hurricane Dorian's expected to get stronger possibly a category three in the next couple of days it's due to pass near or over the northern Bahamas Saturday and close in on Florida by Sunday afternoon the U. S. navy as relocating several planes from Florida to Ohio in preparation for Dorian's arrival the military did the same thing during hurricane Hermione and Matthew accused killers who tortured avoided death in Lancaster could face the death penalty the LA county district attorney's office announced yesterday it would seek the death penalty for the boy's mom and her boyfriend the boy's uncle David Barron says the family just once the case to be over I didn't care what it happened I just wanted them to be punished for what they did Anthony obelus was dropped on his head whipped and starved until his death last year cannabis researchers at UC Irvine may soon be able to get marijuana for more than just one supplier the justice department has agreed this week to look over dozens of application so scientists have more access to study the plants we need to have a sense of how real life kind of these products does the one find the dispensaries are affecting public health you see I center for the study of cannabis director Daniel Panelli says this includes new products such as CBT oils for kids they seem to be quite popular in that sector of the population and we have really no idea what they do he says re search is critical given the explosion of legal cannabis at U. C. I. Corbin Carson KFI news city leaders in LA of made a show of force to snuff out illegal cannabis operations LAPD chief more use the bust of a pot shop in south LA to make a point is our men and women in our contact details are going to stay committed on this he was joined by the mayor the fire chief and the head of the department of cannabis regulation cap Packer to tout a renewed effort to force the black market in the compliance their participation.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on KOMO
"Have blue tarps after hurricane Maria two years Florida's bracing for Dorian to make landfall over the holiday weekend the governor declared a state of emergency urging people to prepare pictures from South Florida show run on water at this target store the shelves are almost empty there and people are lining up for gas is Dorian gets closer and closer to the east coast me your audition o'donnell's tracking what could become a major hurricane chanting yeah absolutely look at Dorian right now remember twenty four hours ago it was just a tropical storm and it didn't have the signature I that we're seeing now as it's lifting quickly to the north away from Porta Rico into those warm waters of the Atlantic where it is going to get stronger very quickly right now already stronger since we last spoke sustained winds at eighty five miles per hour that still places it as a category one storm moving at a good pace northwest at thirteen miles per hour the track of Dorian to the north west and then a sharp turn to the west as we head into this holiday weekend that will carry it right into Florida so Floridians they await the arrival of Dorian just in time for Labor Day weekend likely coming on board as a major hurricane category three storm they will be dealing with heavy rain flash flooding the win that always comes with big hurricanes and storms like this and of course the storm surge here on the west coast we're also looking at a weekend storm potentially so we'll talk about that coming up in the rest of my forecast Vernon held off on launching a homeless parking lot program tonight following a strong push by the public to shoot down the effort comes Joe Marino was on hand as the boat went down to the wire on this emergency measure.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Reeling from hurricane Maria and get learn that the FBI arrested the former heads of the education and health insurance departments for allegedly funneling money to friends the final straw though was a trove of league chat messages between the governor and top aides in one exchange the governor's former chief financial officer says don't we have a cadaver to feed the crows that was in the aftermath of the hurricane it sure to be must see TV Robert Muller is due to testify about his investigation into Russia's twenty sixteen election meddling and actions by the trump campaign and the president before Congress CBS's nor o'donnell has more the president said today he may watch some of Robert molars congressional testimony on Wednesday CBS news has learned the former special counsel has written an opening statement that has not and will not be reviewed by the justice department that's because Miller is no longer an employee the justice department told Muller today that he should limit his testimony to discussing his public report because matters within the scope of his investigation were covered by executive privilege two police officers in Gretna Louisiana have been fired over a Facebook post it appears to threaten New York congresswoman Alexandria because he quartets officer Charlie Rispoli shared a fake news article and suggested she should be shot the second officer was fired for liking the post police chief or the Lawson says both officers violated the city social media Polish very disturbing you know I mean.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"With traffic people parked on sidewalks and grassy medians and arrived from across the island on buses on bicycles and on foot eighty nine stood on the media to take in the mass is packed in the Levin lane highway if you need them we need to intervene I can't see the end of it my me said this is in March unlike any other sealed yeah for me at the moment a lot of money said she'd come to the March for those who died after hurricane Maria because of the governors in action to protest corruption to reject the homophobia sexism the elitism the on full display in the leaked text messages between the governor and his top advisers only reveal it is the kind of leader is this is protester abated asking him to the protests against the governor began over those texts it quickly ballooned into something much bigger they set up an unprecedented political awakening people who've never protester before have come out many Porter Ricans can hardly believe what's happening as I I looked at it and then they said this isn't just about the governor's chat he said the chats it made clear to Porter Ricans their leaders don't really care about their struggles including he said they're suffering after hurricane Maria and their frustrations with the slashing of public services and meet the island's economic crises no one no one on the local blown up persona because it getting a little standing up to a government taking most hours he said our education or healthcare our pensions in the weeks since the protests against him broke out governor to say yo has repeatedly apologized for his offensive texts but refused to resign on Sunday he said he would not seek reelection but its decision to.
"hurricane maria" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Welcome back on hughhewitt thank you for listening america I've billion dollars in relief. But Senate Democrats killed it. They contended that the six hundred million dollars included for Puerto Rico's food stamp program was inadequate to meet the US. Territories need as attempts to recover from hurricane Maria. Folding up much needed aid for victims of flooding in the midwest tornados in the south volcanic eruptions in a why so that they could use Puerto Rico as a political issue against the president there. Absolutely. Right. President Trump weighed in on Twitter earlier Monday and supported the legislation which was written in part by Senator David Purdue is a great Senator from Georgia Democrat should stop. Well, let me read you all the tweets these came about nine hours ago in eight hours ago. The Democrats today kill the Bill that would have provided great relief to farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico, despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled received more hurricane relief than any place in history. The people of Puerto Rico are great but the president, but the politicians are incompetent or corrupt Puerto Rico got far more money than Texas and Florida combined if their government can't do anything, right? The places a mess. Nothing works female in the military worked emergency miracles there. But politicians like crazy and incompetent mayor of San Juan have done such a poor job of bringing the island back to help ninety one billion dollars to Puerto Rico. And now the Dem's wants to give them more taking dollars away from our farmers and many others disgraceful. Disgraceful earlier in the day. The president tweeted Democrats should stop fighting David Perdue Senator David Purdue of Georgia's disaster relief Bill. They are blocking funding and our relief are great farmers and rural America and do understand. That's what the Democrats are doing. They are stopping funding for rural America trying to make Puerto Rico into a hate Trump talking point, it's absurd. This stupid. We always up out Americans, and we have helped out Puerto Rico. What is going on here? Just stupid and absurd. Now, I have an equal opportunity for Democrats say dumb things on this show. Jay Inslee was that we the people yesterday and you haven't heard of him. He's the governor of Washington state. People listening in Washington state and say, why do you play Jay Inslee? It hurts our ears because he's running and unfair cut number ten. So when I go in story county, Iowa like I was there a few couple of months ago, I can talk to talk to the people building the wind turbines. When I go in Las Vegas. I can talk to the solar manufacturers and the battery technicians manufacturers when I go into Michigan. I talked to the people building electric cars that is a message that resonates that we can win on. Now it helps because we got this guy in the White House. Look, I know he said that he said the other day. We'll gosh when the wind doesn't blow. How is our television's going to work, you know? No. Apparently the man is never heard of batteries. He doesn't know his Twitter machine. Works on batteries. He just doesn't understand that we mentally understand stop. And I we got this guy. All right. So I always referred to President Obama as President Obama secretary Clinton as secretary Clinton. There's a certain basic level of courtesy that goes into government, Pete Buttigieg. Judge by the way, does that part of the reason people like him Jay Inslee is desperate. So he's going to engage in this sort of stuff. He has no more prayer than I do of being president. And I'm not running the other news of the day. They had a press conference in Cleveland yesterday. Oh BJ showed up with Jarvis Landry and Baker Mayfield. And believe it or not honest to goodness they're talking Super Bowl and people weren't laughing. BJ jarvis. And Baker Mayfield talking Super Bowl just had to put that in because you know, all of you. You just need to along with the music. Hugh Hewitt Show. Stay tuned, America..
"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 Remso Republic
"Also fix unemployment. They should really out Puerto Rico Disneyland or Marya. Oh, maybe either or. Either. Either would be current situation a great business venture by violent it make it their own. I am actually four statehood of Puerto Rico. Oh why? I mean, I really think that fifty one stars on the flag would look really cool. No. Wouldn't we need an all new flag? It's like saying that you like California. If if Puerto Rico Puerto Rico had a little bit more money, they would be California. I don't think. So no, I think put Puerto Rico's very pro America. Even though the like the sound like they vote democrat. I think they have a conservative governor right now. And they're trying to weed out all the bad politicians ever since hurricane Maria instead stuff happening. But I mean, we technically have more Puerto Ricans in America than in actually in actual Puerto Rico. So fun fact. Yeah. There's more Puerto Ricans in America than on the island. Yeah. So I mean, it might not be bad to sell it. I mean, just have ever won come to the mainland where there's more opportunity in the odds of being destroyed by hurricane again or low just sell the island. Yeah. I like with Florida being the number one retiree stay unlike the number one like like, I don't wanna say immigration state like people from all of the country tend to the largest migrant community in America outside of Texas. Yes with that. Like, you know with all that minus the Puerto Rican community with the Puerto Rican community believe like two hundred thousand more Puerto Ricans moved into like, central Florida alone. So. Ising Lee that the Puerto Ricans that I've met that migrated here after the hurricane. They all have money. Like it's not because they could afford to leave. Wow. Drew a home. I've got I've got family still in Puerto Rico. And it's like why can't we get them over here? It's like as cousin. They're broke. True. Okay. This one I this this leads into our conversation perfectly about this. And there's a last one for this BuzzFeed article everything else, it's just regurgitate like from the previous list, but this one is actually this. I would find to be the most offensive stereotype Latinas do not want to assimilate that is one hundred ten percent bullshit. Yeah. I agree 'specially Cubans. If you can compare, you know, like you we understand now, Cuba is still stuck in the fifties..
"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 KQED Radio
"And whether you think those effects will become even more pronounced in two thousand nineteen. Yes. So when you look at the recent reports from the IPCC on the national climate assessment, even recent report from the medical journal, the Lancet what they all essentially converge on the point is that the effects of climate change will be felt disproportionately among different populations. We saw that with hurricane Michael we saw with hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. We saw it with different disasters that while we don't know exactly if they are caused by changing climate, we do know that they are Representative of what to expect with a changing climate. They roll back the social services, they make it more expensive to fund local government because you have to spend so much on cleanup and those effects and they've already caused schools to close down and all those things essentially erode the basic fabric of of how people live their lives, which is bad for democracy. Kendra? What do you think there's one other element that I think is really important matches? We know that the way the federal government dispels aid exacerbates income inequality, drastic income inequality is bad for democracy. Like, we know that there's a vast amount of literature for that. So it's not just like in the direct social services at you reference van but also indirectly because who gets aid after hurricane varies widely. And if you're a homeowner you get eight if your rent, Gary, generally, don't get much aid, your capacity to rebuild will entrench that democracy process that you're a leading to. And then I also you're also touched on how climate change will deepen these racial disparities. Right. And that's a very similar thing to what we're talking about. We know that people of color are more likely to live in riskier places that includes being on the flood plain that includes being in more vulnerable housing. And so it's almost a double effect here. They are going to get the strongest blow from whatever disaster. There's happen. They're going to be the least likely to be resilient against disasters. Even sort of not disaster's long-term things like heat stress, and then they're not going to get the money when the recovery calms, they're not going to get the recovery funds. The not going to be the poster children of a helpful government. And they haven't been so it's almost like getting hit in the face twice with lots of these things, and they also have the lease capacity to move. So when we're talking about like climate, migrations that comes up a lot we know that most of these migrations are going to be within a country not outside of the country. Emmy often thing that they're going to happen right away. Like everyone's going to just get up and move. But that's not what's going to happen. What's going to happen? Is you're going to get hit one too many times by storm and you're going to say, hey, I don't actually have to be living uncles the North Carolina. Are you don't have to be living in this location? I'm gonna choose to move my family, but the people who can choose to make this decision to the wealthiest. And they're the ones that the resources, and generally this aren't communities of color. So there's one thing that keeps coming up a lot particularly in this most recent political cycle, and that is the. Green new deal. We've all heard about it. In two thousand eighteen we started to see grassroots movement take shape around this. How do we expect the green new deal to develop in two thousand nine hundred? I don't know if we can know how to develop, but I do know that like just came out with a poll saying that pretty much everyone across the political spectrum agrees with the green new deal, and it's a youth movement that sort of pushes for it. And so it's going to knock, oh, definitely there's going to be a lot more traction on the state and on the federal level to get the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions renewable energy commitment. And one of the things I think is really interesting method green new deal as its focus on not just on green..