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What Is the U.S. Doing to Help Cuba?
"Get to it with our first topic. Which is actually about the historic protests in cuba where thousands of people took to the streets all across the country amid an economic crisis in food shortages exacerbated by the corona virus pandemic. In the last few days we've seen the government in cuba restrict internet access and block most social media sites. Although from what i read. Twitter is still like bobbin in cuba because the government uses twitter and also there were reports of over one hundred people who have been arrested or missing and that actually is. According to amnesty international and at least one person has died in clashes with police on wednesday. The president of cuba miguel diaz canal announce that they would lift restrictions to allow travelers to bring food and medicine into cuba from abroad. There is also an admission by him saying that his government could have done better with these protests that was interesting meanwhile back in the united states i feel like a comic book like meanwhile back at the white house on thursday president joe biden call. Cuba quote failed state and condemn their government's actions. We also know that the us has a role in this as there has been a decades old. I mean more than sixty years trade embargo by the united states against cuba which essentially prevents any business between the countries didn't back to nineteen sixty two k. So this has become an american tradition. Now the embargo just what it is. Yeah right you know what i'm saying. So but then the other thing is during the trump administration and this is what i find interesting. There were more sanctions put on cuba under trump and flight and remittances from family members in the us to cuba were even further restricted by the bynum ministrations. Pretty much has done. Nothing since biden has come into office. Nothing's really changed when it comes to cuba which you would think by now you know if we all remember obama he was like. Let's lift the embargo. You know what i mean. It was like you're in that administration. Joe right but according to the vitamin administration. They said that they are reviewing these policies but they've yet to reverse. Any of them are fabulous intern. Sarah her shandor spoke with an i guests. She has been on. Itt before seventy nine three goes who is a correspondent for political and somebody is of cuban-american descent and she has been reporting on cuba. This week and sabrina talked about the government's suppressive tactics like cutting internet access. And what cubans are hoping for so. Let's listen connecting for people has been a difficult. There's friends that. I haven't heard from in days that i know went out for the protests in there is that frustration anxiety about were. They beat in where they arrested. Are they missing an. It's hard to connect with people at this moment but a lot of people feel a level of frustration and desperation. That i had not heard before i mean. People have been tired of the dictatorship in cuba. But i will actually say from my perspective. Who was born and raised in cuba has been in exile in the united states for the majority of her life at this point. She's ninety one and she is optimistic. That change can happen. I mean her attitude about this is it can't stay this way forever and that these human rights can be violated forever. People can't be going hungry in dying on the streets from the pandemic without access to a hospital without access to medicine let it cannot continue that way indefinitely so that if it doesn't happen this time it has to happen at some point
HPEs CIO on Digitalization and the Companys Customer Zero Program
"Rush me kumar. Welcome to it's great to speak with you today and hit opportunity bitter absolutely rush. You're the chief information officer of hp. And i wonder if you could take a quick moment and describe your role to cio roles or exactly the same. How does how does the rule apply in your case. Yeah that's a great question actually so a cio. At i came in it was a very interesting juncture as you know at fee has gone through major transformation in laster by six years when i came in bieber this in the second year of our relationship with our providers where we had decided to outsource majority of On many committee will be there supporting eighty thousand users as valid rounding on various strategic nexgen. I teach around could transform arche landscape as well as a beater supposed to the data center. Moose follow on our society gic direction of transforming the company to everything as a service As well as get to a point very achieve customer partner satisfaction. So i locked up. On a journey to rebuild the itt create smart servicing. Right sourcing are rose and at this point in almost eighteen months of might be a cio. I have initiation of six hundred eighty five people moving onto almost eleven hundred people by end of this year of traffic cio role. In some sense there are responsible three here yet. operations including typical data center network in france cyber scare ghanaian end user computing as lab ration- on second enterprise wide applications tools valid supplier partner landscape that from the business from the cash supply chain services at the same time. We are also responsible for delivering fellini grated ecosystem of automation digitalization indiana that the still enable our digital transformation to be cloud that forms a symphony that jennifer.
Biden and Harris Pledge to Fight Voter Suppression Efforts in Latino Communities
"Yesterday afternoon. That would be thursday afternoon. President biden and vice president. Kamla harris gave remarks at the thirty eighth annual nelio conference. So for those of you. Who don't know now. Leo is really important. It's standards for the national association of latino elected and appointed officials and again it's a very important organization within latinos and latinas and people who are engaged politically. Okay yes yes so a. And it's an important conference and this is the first time that a sitting president and a vice president have spoken at the conference which is incredible. And so you end browsing if you think about say like why okay. Twenty twenty one okay. So biden harris both talked about protecting voting rights. Thank you about providing a pathway for citizenship for dreamers thank you also for tps holders temporary protective status holders and for farm workers. They spoke about supporting latino latina families and businesses. This is what president biden to say. I spoke to last year. I said that we have an opportunity to close the gap. The dignity gap the wage gap opportunity gap. That have hurt. Latino workers from much too long. That's why we put equity at the core of everything we do in my administration. The work of art ministration isn't just about recognition or representation. It's about deliver results and as public servants. That your job as well together. We're not just building back. We're building back better with an economy where we deal everyone in this time. So the speeches came day before harris and the department of homeland security secretary alejandra. Your guys went to a bustle To visit the. Us mexico border. We know that the vice president has come under some criticism for not having made the trip to the border yet especially since earlier this month she went to what the marla into mexico to address the quote root causes of migration.
The Tulsa Race Massacre: Where Are the Reparations?
"Week was one hundred years right. Since the tulsa race massacre occurred this is when a mob of white people with support from local politicians and the police killed an estimated. Three hundred black americans burned down over one thousand two and fifty homes destroyed businesses. And all of this in the greenwood district of tulsa oklahoma. Which by the way was known as black wall street because it was so thriving so dynamic so filled with life and economic potential. Well okay no surprise. None of the white attackers were ever convicted for this crime which happened after a false report of a black teenager attacking a white girl. The girl later dropped the charges but white local media ran a racist article with an inflammatory headline which essentially incited the mob attack. So okay the role of media and journalism historically in this country. Let's take a look at that. Also white media. There helped cover up what happened in this. Like incredible part of the united states in the greenwood district barely any mentioned in the newspapers in textbooks government officials locals so finally one hundred years later. There is a reckoning happening in mainstream establishments. I have a question whether or not if george floyd had not been murdered. You know how extensive with these commemorations be but president biden visited tulsa this week. It's the first time a. Us president has done so to acknowledge what happened in greenwood. He did meet with survivors. I posted this jamila from nicole. Hannah jones who by the way shoutout were watching out for you and unc is are on that what nicole hannah jones said was the only thing i'm interested in right. Now is the reparations
Heeding Complaints, Biden Lifts Refugee Cap to 62,500
"On monday. President joe biden lifted the refugee cap to sixty two thousand five hundred after initially keeping the record low limit of fifteen thousand set by former president trump so this effectively raises the number of refugees who can be admitted to the united states through september of this year. Okay the last president. Julio that actually raised the number it was george. H w bush a republican little history lesson. They're like so. Let's just say sixty two thousand better than fifteen thousand navidad. Okay okay now. We also saw this thing which was a little weird right. We began to see families being reunited under the bite. Administration's task force program to find and reunite separated families. This is good. We're going to talk a little bit about the performative nature of that in a second and how we feel about it but the truth is is that there are still over. Twenty two thousand five hundred migrant children who were unaccompanied who are in this government's custody and we're seeing the biden administration talk about immigration kind of like. Oh we're done been there done that it saw. I know it's like what yeah right. So here's how white house press secretary who so in touch with this issue. Not oh jen. Sacchi out said on tuesday. After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and caddock policies president biden is taking the challenge head on and his building a fair orderly and humane immigration system. That's our objective and wanted to provide a couple of Data pieces of data. You may have seen but they've come out since the last time. We had a briefing in here. At the end of march there were more than five thousand children. Customs and border protection patrol stations today. That number is approximately six hundred. The amount of time children spend cbc's facilities is down by seventy five percent from one hundred and thirty one hours at the end of march two under thirty hours now. Clearly we're not done. There's a lot of work ahead. Migration is a dynamic and evolving challenge But the president has a plan. And we're working on implementing it
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"I'm so happy to say. Welcome to in the thick nova. And i'm really lorella and is. Itt sound off. I'm making myself smile right now just to say welcoming. Yeah because seriously we know it. Dear listener toughly. This has been another one of those weeks where you're like. So what is going on in this country and then it's like the same thing that has been going on in this country since its inception and it just is bringing a lot of pain to the surface rights so right now we are thinking so much so many of us who have friends and family in boulder colorado yet again another act of violence that is just horrific and senseless. Yeah monday afternoon less than a week after the shootings in atlanta where were taken. A gunman opened fire at a grocery store in boulder killington people. The attacker had his first court hearing on thursday morning and this is representative. Joe nicholas of boulder on the pbs. Newshour the day after the shooting rose fourteen when the tragedy at columbine high school happened in ten minutes from my high school And now twenty one years later to stand here twenty two years later in more ten victims. Should we lost in boulder last night. while congress continues to either on gun violence reform legislation. Colorado's are being murdered year after year day after day. And i think the time for inaction is over. I think americans are tired of excuses. I think they want us to deliver to protect our communities. I am a two year old daughter. And i want her to grow up in a country where she doesn't have to be scared to go to the grocery store or go to school or to julia theater. It'd be in community i. It doesn't have to be this way. We can change it. And i think we have to muster the political will to do it and so there is this misconception. Also that somehow mass shooting stopped during what we've been living through this crisis of the pandemic but really twenty twenty was the deadliest year for gun violence in the last two decades according to data from the gun violence archive and so following the boulder mass shooting in remarks on tuesday president biden called on congress to immediately pass a ban salt weapons award and to tighten background checks and says poll released days after the attack in boulder. Show that two thirds of americans support stricter gun laws but we also know from the past few years that even after these shootings republicans are doubling down on gun rights and quote unquote freedom. Yeah yeah and to focus on what happened in boulder this week. We started to learn more about the shooter but we also saw that the coverage started looking different than it did in atlanta straight up there so many layers to this so many feelings. We want acknowledgement so former in the guests. Linda's our sewer who is a racial justice activists posted on instagram. About how it's important talk about the privilege of being white passing saying quote. Somehow police prove over and over again that they can apprehend armed and dangerous white men but easily will murder unarmed. Black people often accuse of petty crimes or no crimes at all cops will shoot black men running away and who don't pose any immediate threat. Linda goes on to clarify that. Police did know the suspect's name when arresting him and he was later identified as arab american but she also pointed out color ism and light skin privilege in arab american communities she ended with this quote. The entire event is a tragedy on so many levels. But i won't allow folks to invalidate important comparisons that reaffirmed the reality of racism in this country There was a question about was he radicalized. That actually a question being discussed. Oh my god rate and we quickly saw a lot of information on my come out about the ten victims who lost their lives. When in the aftermath of the atlanta shooting there was so little reported about the women of course sometimes that's due to respecting the privacy of the family. But you know let's be real. It also shows the differences in who is humanized maria. Just in terms of that there is a way in which journalists can is the people who lost their lives. Even if they don't have private details there are things that they can do. We want to call out the fact that there was this difference in coverage representative illinois omar just to use this tweet. So he's muslim is trending. did i miss. He's christian training for last week's atlanta mass murderer dam. There's a lot of that feeling. There's also just like the structural problems that we're living through this kind of racism. The policies the gun violence the white supremacy misogyny. We want to acknowledge owes feelings. And that you're having them. Please take care of yourself dear listener and know that on tuesday. We're going to be digging deeper into this whole question of gun violence in the country what it means for communities of color black indigenous and poc advocates have been organizing to end this violence for decades moving onto our second topic. Which is just this fucking again. I keep saying permanent part of. It sound off right now. Newsflash medina hosa and myself and our team will be here to keep holding the biden administration accountable when it comes to their immigration policies and the words they use and on thursday sound the trumpets tinted live to the first news conference of the joe biden presidency or as i would like to say maria the first controlled snooze conference of the biden presidency because he read off a prepared order. Yes i really thought that was weird kind of to watch and as itt all star. Karen attiyah tweeted. She said it was embarrassing. And not just because of biden I mean there was not one question from the press about cove in nineteen even though we are still very much deep into this pandemic hello recording from home know. Don't leave the house. i mean seriously. What about this question. Like we're asking this question already about whether he would choose kamala harris as vice president in twenty twenty four or whether he will run again. I'm like not the question to be asking right now. I'm sorry i don't care. I just wanna take a moment here. Because we both know the fabulous. Cecilia vega of abc news. Who's a friend you know for being a white house correspondent so the first latina in that position from abc You know she keeps it real she. Lets us know who she is right. Very proud may hit gone from the west coast. So thank you cecilia. This was the question that she asked. Joe biden on thursday. Sorry i just got back last night from a reporting trip to the border where i met nine year old joseph who walked here from honduras fi himself along with another little boy he had that snowden on him and we were able to call his family. His mother says that she sent her son to this country. Because she believes that you are not deporting unaccompanied. Minors like her son. That's why she sent him alone from honduras. So sir you blame the last administration but is your messaging in saying that these children are and will be allowed to stay in this country and work their way through this process. Encouraging families like.
Create Killer Content that Gets Bums on Seats, with Ben Lifton
"Me just start off this conversation because content kind of sounds obvious to a lot of us an yet content. Yeah craft content. What what we talk about. Because some people have no idea when we say christ great content. Greg i we are united way creating tapped your platform for you communicate to your community with. That's basically will comes in. Its continues anything that you create as a professional as a film This as as stein's wherever you are you're creating content to communicate to your community and your fun on social media or google mail on emails for example side. It could be images videos. Podcasts britain articles. your santeria. The actual design of the interior not crabbie's contact like it needs content in. It's not just an empty talks so everything is contact when when you start to realize the opportunities round creating amazing content for your brown's the a just an obstacle endless linnet basically you do see. Sometimes people will. I've heard he said. I dunno what content to create content in everything. We do wherever you know. We took in your bums on seats getting into e. You've got to really identify what it. What is your message. I guess before you go out that we content then exactly and then is making sure that when you off when you do your take. For example wind duty professionals suspecion always asks. Are you communicating to consumers to a client or you communications heritage easy prize. Mary very very very different. And that defines which direction you go in. I guess we've where you can guy. We content pretty much. I think that that is very slight roots. And any any topic. Eric schmidt come to everyone can create content but the the difficult thing is creating engaging content that fox conversation stocks an immersion the Get stop following for example on your social media to ditch that current stars and movie to begin with you. i'm not takes time and be creativity to content create and it was. It takes a lot of of dedication to 'cause it's not nice success in your to create engaging like binge while the context. I'm gonna like this conversation lot today. This row vice straight or they send you know from from a personal point of view that were heckled live and we kind of always been narrow on social but it has been learning process for me. And i know what i'm getting riot times and sometimes eats i think when i talked to experts like yourself bent on this subject. The one thing that probably you would say it is planning content rather than just winging it is not acceptable because there are days where missing. I haven't got a plan. But i think that kind of works. He sent on my phone. I'm ready to go with them. What's your take on that. That's where you're just explaining that all of the fact that your sometimes gang an idea when you find the having debt and that's because you become confident as a content creates because you can see. 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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"If you like this episode. Join us for an after party on. Instagram live where we'll tell you about the making of the episode chat with special guests and have a little drink together. Start your weekend with us. Every friday at eight pm eastern five. Pm pacific on instagram. Find us at salina. Underscore podcast anything for. Selena is a co production of the i lab at. You are boston's npr. News station and doodo studios. i'm your host. maria garcia. Our producers are christian voters antonia said he though and diego ramirez with additional production. Assistance from frank bernardez sandra daniel and alexander cavenaugh mixing and sound design by paul bike. Our editor is marlin bishop. Ben brock johnson is the executive producer of the i lab and contributed production management additional editing for this episode by catherine brewer. And the ever discerning. Iris adler who green lit this podcast and changed my life. Thank you got best. Created the artwork for this series. Find out more about anything for selena on twitter and instagram at salina. Underscore podcast and at wbz dot org slash anything for selena additional editing for this episode by catherine brewer and the ever discerning iris adler who green lit this podcast and changed my life thank you..
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Cutting through the desert valley is the rio grande dividing two cities and two countries al paso texas to the north and see that quite as in mexico to the south..
Anything For Selena
"If i was somehow asked to say only one thing about the place. I'm from it would be that it. Has this unforgettable smell when it rains. It slightly floral but mostly. It's this very specific cool earthy desert aroma. And there's usually a calm clear breeze which carries these concentrated little pockets of fragrance. The smell comes from the creosote bush. A resilient plant that thrives only in this particularly arid landscape especially after a thunderstorm the creosote bush releases a bunch of these oil compounds into the air stuff found in citrus rosemary pines and it just smells like the earth. Exhales creosote can live for thousands or tens of thousands of years. It's one of the oldest living things on the planet and here. This ancient brush grows at the foot of the franklin mountains and the valley nestled below cutting through the desert valley is the rio grande dividing two cities and two countries al paso texas to the north and see that quite as in mexico to the south. This story my story long before. I became a journalist and moved to the east coast. Begins here why i remember seeing opacity from hill where my morning lived. This is my brother. He was five when i was born. And see that's what is just a few miles from the border. One of his very first memories is looking into the us from mexico. We could she youtube. We could see the buildings highway. We could see the other side in mexico. We lived in vesey. These tenements studio apartments are connected through the same courtyard. Ten families shared one bathroom outside. Both of my parents have to quit school by the age of thirteen to help their families. The other side of the border looked like it could afford my brother. And i the life. Our parents couldn't have when i was three. My dad landed a minimum wage factory job in the states so we moved across the border to a refurbished trailer. In the most rural outskirts of el paso county the land was dry and flat untouched. And i remember getting off the car and seeing both huge tumbleweeds and under they're usually there's snake pits the snakes and when i moved out here there was always you know there was always next coming up. One of my earliest memories ever is the smell of creosote bush here. We were ecstatic as a family. We love the trailer nelson demos. Basically we still went to what is every weekend there was always a cousin's birthday party or a baby shower or an anniversary in mexico. We made home videos. At these big family parties a bunch of kids speaking spangler and staying up way late. I remember what is always being loud fun loud. We danced into the early morning hours. At either of my grandmothers houses of root of coaches eating street tacos glistening in the dark amber of the mexican street labs. This was my early life mexico on the weekend. The state's week and soon. I started school first day of first grade. My teacher called me marry. My actual name is a name passed down from my grandmother. My mom says no one ever asked her changing. My name from mario lena to marry was okay. She just kind of found out in an open house with the with. We loping house when my teacher started talking about mary. Maybe is does this the my mother. Mary and she was like who's that to here on the merry mary. Oh it didn't even occur to my mom to object. She didn't speak english we were undocumented so she was like okay. I guess they'll call her. Mary bins brand really three here on marion. Mika win studying my name soon became a source of ridicule whenever a substitute teachers at my real name. Maria kids would say you a mexican name.
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Welcome to end the thick. I'm julia rica lorella. In i'm jimmy lai king and this is. It sound right. Wow i'm so excited. Have you do me a guest co hosting with me during the month of all the fridays january fridays. And i'm still excited. Julio the first week of january is any indication. we're gonna have a lot to talk about it. I know and maria for people who are wondering where he is taking some time off. She's working on a special project so we're excited about that but welcome jamila and let's get to it our first topic which is no surprise. We're gonna be getting into the chaos or rather as i would like to call it. A violent attempted coup by white supremacists that happened on capitol hill on wednesday as congress was actually convening to certify president. Elect joe biden's victory. I was actually watching the c. Span jamila yeah just covering it and then all of a sudden there was all this confusion. And i was like what's going on. So what started as a protest outside. The capitol actually became an insurrection. A mob attack a seed. There's so many words you know. The hundreds of trump's supporters scaled the walls and barricades around the capitol building. They fought back against police. They stormed into the building. There's videos of windows being broken people carrying trump and confederate flags. Some people are shocked by that. Kinda like this is america like okay. Oh my god a confederate flag. But let's be clear we're watching all this coverage all over the news and social media. And i think it's safe to say on wednesday. The police were basically treating these looters with kid gloves. In a lot of ways there are several examples. I'm not trying to over. Generalize it but i was thinking about the puerto rican nationalist shooting that took place on the house floor. Nineteen fifty four and you look at those newsreels and the coverage and it was like you know doesn't even compare on how sensational and how the response was by law enforcement or by the country so when you compare that response to what happened on one say i mean. There were people taking selfies with police. They're walking around with stolen police gear. There were looting from the halls of congress. I mean when they walked into the senate chamber it was like they were shopping. Macy's roam around. Let me sit in this chair. Lemme like what the hell and like many people have pointed out. I mean even president elect joe biden. Said this which. I'm like okay. If this was a black lives. Matter protests peaceful or not the police response would look very different and we wanted to just share this clip by britney pack net cunningham. Who's on msnbc's eleventh hour with brian. Williams. 'cause we have to listen to how she broke it down. This is the literal example of white supremacy. What is white supremacy mean. It means the white people believe that they have dominion over everybody and dominion over everything that they are in fact supreme so we saw a group of white people. White supremacists here Thinking that they own a country that they colonized and therefore therefore they can do whatever they want with it. They think they can storm any building in that country because they believe they own it. They think that they can a revenues on the side of a building. That was built by enslaved africans in america because they think they have full permission to do so and did so on camera because they knew the police would do nothing about it but they do not own this country. They do not own democracy. They don't own us. They are tragically confused and we will not be intimidated. Despite the fact that the police did not hold the line today. That was while spot on can't agree with more. I mean i just think that for four or five years. Now we've been treating trump supporters and white nationalist with kid gloves right like there are those of us particularly people of color in the media. Who from the very first press conference that donald trump staged when he's coming down the elevator at a new york. Get in new york. And he's talking about you. Know mexicans and rapists and all that like i said from day one right. We've been saying that. He inciting white nationalist. He's literally putting black and brown lives in danger. And i think you saw that very clearly. I think one of the things that struck me was like in a lot of the capitol police force much of the federal governmental apparatus. Like the folks who work in the government. Every day are a lot of black folks right like federal jobs are good jobs. So yeah you know. I'm disappointed but like you. I'm not surprised. I'm also just tired. I don't know if you feel this. Julio i'm tired of you know i was told i was biased and i was overreacting and this is about economic anxiety and over the last four years of in the thick we've done shows about the rise of white supremacy the enabling of white supremacist movements in law enforcement. And everything that we talked about was on display on wednesday this notion of. That's okay. you know. They're just they're not doing anything. They're just walking the halls of congress. There's no threat all of a sudden. There's this shock when in fact what this did was actually pulled the curtain behind what the united states has been always about since its founding so in a way there's a part of me that's like good good. I'm glad people are seeing that. I hope you get outrage. I hope you get pissed off. What are you gonna do about it now because this is real and it's not going away this is only the beginning and that scares the shit out of me and so on top of it just being a complete ridiculous side show yep it was also dangerous soda update on the latest as of this recording on friday morning five people have died. Dozens were injured and over. Eighty were arrested while the capitol police chief. Stephen son resigned on thursday. Meanwhile during the insurrection. Donald trump video on facebook telling the rioters. We love you. You're special won't ordering them to go home. It's clear though that he incited this mob. He encouraged them to march to the capital at his save. America rally on wednesday.
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"So on tuesday. Army officials said that fourteen. Us army leaders including commanders at fort hood had been fired or suspended and then they ordered policy changes to reckon with this widespread violence sexual assault and harassment and this news comes in response to an independent review of the basis culture after pressure from venice. Agaginst family the family is still fighting for congressional legislation that addresses how the military response to these reports of sexual harassment. Lead to ultimate tragedy So you have known about four hundred forever when you heard this news on tuesday. What's running through your mind. What's running through my mind. Julio it's like on a loop and i've said this before on the show. But i was one of the first television reporters to talk about. Ms military sexual trauma must have been two thousand six two thousand seven that's the way it was categorized back because there was so much of it you know this was under george w bush and we interviewed people who had been named to attend to the issue and it just gets worse which means they don't really care in terms of the structural issues that allow for military sexual trauma to be rampant in the military and abused by officers. Right yeah and then separate from that but a part of it because you know it stinks from the head down is you got four hundred. I remember when we got onto the base to interview a soldier's wife who is radically speaking out and therefore was unsafe on the base. And i remember her saying oh. This is like an incredibly dangerous neighborhood because she was living on the base in their neighborhoods. Choose like oh. This is scary. And i was like. Why is it so unsafe. You're like it's a military. Yeah she's like everybody has a weapon and you make an assumption that everybody who gets into the military has a clean bill and they don't again. I love this notion that it's time for not just kind of reckoning it's like we're going to deconstruct shutdown close it out. It's not enough to reorganize and i'm glad that for but fourteen. I mean that may seem like lava but to me. It seems like nothing. Nothing and you julia. We shared the story on latino rebels when it broke and the response from people was. This is a good start but they're still a lot of deep structural work that needs to happen so the army shouldn't be see weighing this. Yeah covering y'all coolio as they say in spanish but we will see the music event alright so our final topic is not about something as serious but it is kind of because selena is seriously loved in the entire world. We know that now. This is my favorite topic of the month. So let's go selena the series right right selena. The series on netflix puts. It tells the story of the hanno singer. Selena kinney as rise to fame. It has been trending on net flicks number one show all we which is incredible amazing but it was also trending kind even the worst way on twitter and so i started seeing some of this on twitter and on instagram. Before i had seen this series and i was like. I don't want to hear the criticism. I want to see it for myself and so i'm going to say you know. There has been a lot of critique of kind of whitewashing of selena. Indonesia actress scans. Those who is of italian and mexican descent was chosen to play her. This is a very delicate issue. Because when jennifer lopez was chosen to play selena in the original film directed by gregory nava in the nineties. There was a lot of backlash. And i had just left. Npr is now a correspondent for cnn. But i wrote a commentary for morning edition rice. Y'all need to stop. Y'all need to stop this internal latino in-fighting it does not look pretty. Stop under those therapies ally data and let's give a chance while she was in j. Lo and she did a phenomenal job. So i don't wanna make a critique of christiaan no and her acting ability i thought she was great so continue. I think it was a casting question. Yeah but she did a good job tall order to follow selena and j. Lo and the critiques though have gotten a little bit deeper and in this i do agree by the way we gotta vida. Who is the actor from desperate housewives who i interviewed ones. And he's a real sweet guy. A real nice community guy. Very artistically grassroots activists. He kind of actor he did a great job playing the father. Abraham gains aena. But the question. Julio is like a story about abraham kinney or is it the story about selena kenya. Yeah i had some issues. I wanna share my take. But we need to shout out w. r. in boston and flew studios which is part of with udo media in which i helped work on on the development side. There's a new. Podcast can be launching in january. Called anything for salina. Which tells the full story of who selena was and what her legacy is a mexican american icon still means today and i'm not here to promote this but i'm just saying it's like this series is already leading to the conversation and this podcast. Which is the fabulous mother who we both know who was actually at our in. The thick live show in boston a couple of years ago in the first row. I'll never forget it. She actually tells the story of selena through the lens of what it meant for her to see mainstream american society. Pay attention to a woman who looked and sounded like her so. Let's just listen to a sneak peek to that podcast i. When i would mess up my spanish i felt this pang of humiliation and panic. Selena was messing up spanish all the time and she did it with joy. Just say that it'll be balanced beco- the mingo north opie around. I've been rock when she sang. Her spanish sounded just fine but she didn't learn to speak it until she was an older teenager. Here was selena. Saying stuff wrong. Translating out loud struggling for words in spanish and sometimes english just like me. It's just like a cute name. Mike hi fi but do you know like like like Translate selena switch between spanish and english mexican and american in the public eye and there were no crew jokes. No shame in her accent just adoration. She declare herself a proud mexican way. Up data is the he to me. It was as if she told mexico. I don't sound like you. This heritage is mine to claim to the near which he would us. Kim on as i said this was telling them. It's never too late to get close to your roots. She'd say her identity as a mexican. American wasn't some novel detail. People would find out about her. No it was central presentation as an artist and as.
Reimagining Our Country
"All right so our first topic. you know. we're not gonna be able to talk about this much longer. Which is a fabulous fabulous thing. Oh boy but we are going to talk about what's happening in terms of white house. Politics for a moment is getting interesting. Yes on tuesday attorney. General william bar finally went against donald trump's lies about the election and told the associated press that there was in fact in no evidence of widespread fraud. In other words. He was telling the truth. Thank you william bar for doing that. Time too far. He's feeling a little like he doesn't owe anything to trump right now. This point because he's on the outs and so he's getting a little Anyway when he did that there was backlash from right wing media and also from trump who is still claiming fraud. One month after the election and who on wednesday night posted a forty six minute speech filled with more lies. It's been reported that donald trump is also considering all these pardons for his children. Don jr. eric ivanka his son-in-law jared kushner as well as his lawyer rudy giuliani. None of them have been charged with any crime. They would have to put on paper. What are the crimes that they have allegedly or not committed in order for there to be a part in as far as i understand so there's a lot of shall we say political chaos that a lot of people are still addicted to but i'm over it. You're over but it's like roman times you know it's like a bad. Pbs like caligula show anyway meanwhile while that is happening and give it up for billy bar finally took him a couple of years but he finally stated facts meanwhile while this is all happening joe biden is forced to stay patient through the chaos and continue with his transition and while i do think this whole trump side show is going to continue even after he leaves office. Maria and i think he already has Whether the big cable news networks are gonna cover him. he'll have the right wing covering him no matter there's this whole question about the future of politics after trump right so we talked about how much black lives matter and the movement for racial justice this year has impacted right the election but then on wednesday former president barack obama and also bestselling author now please suggested movements like de-fund the police are counterproductive. I guess you can use a snappy slogan like defunding police but you know you lost a big audience the minute you say it which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done but if you instead say let's reform the police department. So that everybody is being treated fairly. The divert young people from getting into crime. And if there's a homeless guy can maybe we send a mental health worker there instead of an armed unit that could end up resulting in a tragedy suddenly a whole bunch of folks who might not otherwise. Listen to you are listening to you. So the key is deciding. Do you want to actually get something done. Do you want to feel good among the people yard agree with and if so but here's the thing the way he it. Why did you have to be so dismissive of a move because it comes across as dismissive. Why couldn't you just be a little bit more respectful. I guess why couldn't knee of picked up the phone and had a conversation with angela davis. Okay who in many ways is his political godmother all of ours political godmother's because of her lung jetty and resistance and survival throughout all of this and what. Angela davis says is they weren't aware of all of the problems in the judicial system of the way in which it has been historically used and continues to be used as a weapon of oppression against black people. They wouldn't be so defensive about the whole thing. How can you say that This demonstrate that there is Justice in the american coors when we know that the jails prisons across the country are filled the brand with black and brown people. We know that on death row right now. The vast majority of the prisoners who are going to be executed are people of color. We know that when a black person is picked up from community and brought to jail he's going to have to depend on a public defender because more than likely he won't be able to hire a good lawyer and this public defender. What is he going to do. he's going to tell him to cop a plea even though he knows. And many cases that his client is just as innocent precedes. And so i'm going to try to do now. Is to build the very same kind of movement that was built around me and the kind of movement that liberated from prison and ordered to free more brothers and sisters. Because that's that's a real significance of this victory and
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"Coup. Now that's a cool. We'll try to happen in peru at insecurity as if nancy pelosi just suddenly named like. I'm president yeah exactly. So marino resigned on sunday after the deaths of two people during the protests and he was finally replaced by fancy school gusty. Who will lead the country until the next election in twenty twenty one so a lot has gone down in a short time but the unrest was a longtime coming and a reminder bed was also ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic it actually has the third highest death rate per one hundred thousand people in the world. That's a country and it's also an economic crisis our fabulous producer noor saudi l. Of saying that you know no. She spoke to on i lucy. Mosquito who's approving activists and academic who has been on the ground during the protests. And this is what she said about what lies ahead for pedal we have a new president now so he has loved challenges now because people looking in actually asking for reforms we are now talking about Reform the constitution people stuck in about a new constitution and because addition the guarantees that everybody has the same rights guarantees also equality and economic progress for everybody redistribution reduction of poverty in the reduction of qualities. And i think that's what we are looking for now as a society officially because the people provide the most are the most vulnerable. We've seen on the ground transpeople. Black folks queer folks fighting for a system. That does not acknowledge them so. I think we should do sexually talk about think about the most vulnerable people in guarantee that they can exercise their citizenship fully. It sounds like she's talking about the united states as well Interesting you know what i'm saying. Julio what's happened in peru compared to what's happening in the united states yeah you know. It was legislative moves. It was this and that in the way in which we report about these things in other countries the american press if they put that same lens is what lou narrow always says if you put that same lens on. The coverage of what's happening in the united states becomes more problematic. That's a really good point. You just kinda floored me there for a second at never happens. No but the point of what you said the way the pedals story even with the coverage you know. Latino rebels been covering and we just did a bilingual show congratulate. The first bilingual show no translation with two proving journalists. Thank you for during the came out. Great but i think the way. You just framed that money. I just hit me. Because now i'm kinda like yeah if we covered the united states like we're covering who would is that me for example and in the latest move the. Us president has decided to fire the person in charge of certifying the election. Meanwhile he sent his lawyers to continue to challenge that he's holding rallies. He's people take to the streets protesting protect. I mean no one was shot and killed. Thank god yes but it has happened in the past. It could have happened so again. I just also think it's important for the us understand. I mean my brother who. I'm visiting to here in mexico. He said escape. I mean i don't like using these terms. Because i don't really like the united states is just another third world country in terms of its democracy. Welcome to being a third world country. United states in terms of your democracy. That's how it looks. And he's been living in mexico now for over a year so it was like okay deep. Also julio we have to mention the tragedy of what's happening in central america and so worried because one of the things that i have been feeling here in mexico is that they nationalism the trumpy ism of mexico for mexicans is very real. There will be more central american refugees making their way north because of the hurricane in nicaragua and massive storms and flooding. So those are environmental refugees and just very concerned about what awaits him in mexico. Because of course the president here the leftist has refused to recognize. Joe biden as the president. So shit's getting a little bit whack. Yeah you mentioned central america and another story. That seriously is not being reported as much as it should in. The united states is hurricane iota which it's done extensive damage across the region leaving at least twenty six people dead. According to abc news nicaragua you mentioned was severely impacted where there are at least sixteen deaths. Even after the storm has passed. heavy rains are causing. a lot of flooding and damage on. Dudas was also affected by the hurricane and still reeling from damage just a few weeks ago from hurricane. Etta the devastation. Heartbreaking tens of thousands were left with no water over one hundred thousand people with no power climate refugees. You know there's reason why people leave act you know you're absolutely right mightier and this should be another big story. Yeah absolutely because people are going to say oh no. There's a caravan coming home. You know their environmental refugees. The hurricanes are being caused by the fact that americans in the united states consumed fucking energy. Okay okay you good. I'm sorry it's all connected all right. Our topic is a covid nineteen update so i can't believe it but the united states has surpassed dr rao cheese own estimates back in march. Yeah that they would be two hundred and forty thousand deaths. We've already had over two hundred and fifty thousand people killed by this virus with many more expected as the disease continues to surge across the entire country in the long term. It's weird because things are looking up. We've gotten news from pfizer and this week from derna breath developing. We hope very successful vaccines over ninety percent. Effective should be available by this brain to most everyone. But you know. That's a huge task. It's scary it's hurtful. And this is exactly how the atlantic's covert tracking project put it understanding the pandemic this week requires grasping two thoughts at once. I the united states has never been closer to defeating the pandemic Second some of the country's most agonizing days still lie ahead so on thursday. Joe biden president-elect metro with members of the national governor's association that's progress their executive committee which includes both republican and democratic governors to discuss the steps ahead and this is what he said during a news conference after the call about the challenges with vaccine distribution the second thing. There is uniform agreement on delivering a safe equitable and free vaccine. Governors all acknowledged that there was a massive undertaking one of the greatest operational challenges. We will have as a nation one statistic. That was raised. By the governor's it took eight months to provide one hundred million cova test eight months to provide cova test. Just imagine how much more difficult will be. They pointed out if we don't find a more efficient and effective way to provide three hundred thirty million. Vaccinations.
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Democrats, and the Latino vote
"Yesterday I had to make to DECAF coffee so To DECAF. This week it's been that way. Hey, welcome to think. And it's Friday and it's Friday before Election Day. And I'd. Giddy or something like that or depressed. I don't know I'm like. I'm. Not. Really. In should sometimes but anyway no, but I've been really focused. Well, I'm really happy to hear that because he knows our first topic is. Oh my God five days away from the election is when we are recording this Friday before the election. So, it's a matter of. Funny how much attention to the Latino vote to the black vote and you know I'm thinking a lot about the particular groups that are not being polled. Yeah. So you and I have been really talking about Nitty Gritty subsets like, for example, the Cuban Venezuelan Americans in Florida who are tending to vote Republican. But again, what's happening to their kids? You know if you throw religion into the mix as you know this is something I've been reporting about this week. Let the next event Jellicoe, yes. Complicated Yes fascinating fast-growing group that people were like who cares about them. The Small Black Conservative movement in Twenty nineteen forty percent of black. Democrat self identified is moderate Yeah Right now it appears that support for trump among black men who? Could be on the increase and that of course is compared to twenty sixteen. And let's talk about. The Asian. American Community Twenty Sixteen Bangladeshi and Pakistani Americans voted for Hillary Clinton at higher rates than Indian. Americans, are we geeking out? Yeah. But we are because actually who you this is the message if you are a political player if you are campaign manager yes you to hyper target. These community because these are the ones that you know I didn't know what t w stood for, but that's for the win. That you said that I had to ask my son that's so adorable. I was like sweet. Please tell me what t w yours we speaking something else for the win who are you and I are not. Political campaign managers but we can see that if you target hyper target Oh. Yeah. Let's four the win but let me give you one very clear example and I'm going. EQUA- I'm watching morning. Joe I. Love it earlier this week and Joe Scarborough for the first time I think said the Puerto Rican vote in Florida and I'm simple they're going to you even know what that means and why the Democrats are still struggling to get some of the most important voters in America. You know I have done so much reporting with Puerto, Rican organizers on the ground in central Florida since two, thousand, sixteen every one of them to a T. tells me one of the Democrats GonNa get us. They don't understand that realities between the diaspora and the island have changed politically. Issues about the debt issues about our place as a colony it's okay to say colonialism. That's why I give AOL see all the credit in the world back during the DNC when she said colonialism. That's where that new voter is thinking about that relationship with being in the United States and to get Joe Biden and the Democrats are just be like, oh, we are. We're showing up here's least fancy and Ricky Martin. That's the part where I feel is being missed. I am just going to say this right now. If anyone comes after me Tuesday and says, what about the Puerto Rican voters I'm going to be like Democrats did not do a good job getting them enthused look where are the best political campaigns run in this country including Puerto Rico? Fucking Puerto Rico. Okay. So whatever it is, it's political show. Let me ask you this question about Latino. Jealous because you talked to Reverend Saito who was featured in America by the numbers. and. He's president of the National Latino Evangelical Organization that has a lot of influence with both political parties. You talked him this week about the Gel goes in two thousand twenty. Where'd you find out? Well, you know. Trump folk have been reaching out for awhile. It's been like three years. That they have been working and working and working on Latino. Evangelical interesting. So Reverend Saudi, that's what he told me. He said this is been their understanding that if you get a slice of the Latino Latina Evangelical vote that can help you in Florida. And I'm just like Donald. Trump is not that smart? We know that. So the fact that he has people in his team that understand this Florida vote. Is just like okay. Well, this is the Democrats to lose. They talk a lot about this thing that you and I never mentioned which is quote unquote religious liberty. And Evangelical Community there is a perception that religious liberties are under attack. I know we're like what really they feel that the state is increasingly encroaching under freedom of religion in this country, and then the final thing is abortion. You know that was my big lesson. Don't underestimate it. Yeah. My big MAC quarterback for years ago was I did not understand the Puerto. Rican. Vote. In central Florida could swing on the issue of abortion and because they're evangelical. But here's the other side of that one. We don't know about younger evangelical whether or not. They will just say I can't do this anymore Donald Trump and the other big state and play were Latino evangelicals. This geeky Geeky can I guess tell me Pennsylvania? You're so smart and where in Pennsylvania O.. EILL. Lehigh valley have. Latino. Evangelical vote there is more heavily towards
NFL reshuffles teams' schedules amid positive COVID-19 tests
"Like saints are getting a lot of primetime games is you're a sure are almost all of them have been, so we'll see how they do tonight. You know, they were supposed to be a Monday night doubleheader. It was going to be because ofthe Cove it right. The Patriots game was moved back, and they were gonna play Denver and then Other covert tests. So they a positive test so that game is off the schedule this week and They had to do some scheduling gymnastics with the NFL wher they moved. That came next week. Both teams had other game schedule and they've had to reschedule, like seven games to get it all figured out, but I have a feeling we may be dealing with that a few times this year, and the Tennessee game is still supposed to be played tomorrow. Tuesday night. Football May Have, you know It's like the Mid American conference, remember, you know, the Mac always plays on Tuesday and Wednesday. How's the NFL? ITT's? What 2020 brings us? Hey, well, I mean, you know again, you spread out that football. I guarantee there's eyeballs on. Oh, no doubt the CBS is going to carry that. And I'm sure it's going to get a big number. I would think without question, so I would think. Yeah, so
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Lashed. Media. And Jenny Monet she's the founder of indigenously. We're going to have a trans black journalists and an indigenous journalist talking politics right here with a Puerto Rican and Mexican come on. Saturday. So I can't wait I mean we this is going to be so exciting for more INFO and to RSP. You can head to bid dot Li Slash Itt from home, and we're going to put a link to that in the show notes they remember dear listener go to apple podcasts to rate and review us. It really helps you can listen to in the thick on Pandora spotify and wherever you get your podcast, check this out Yo Yo yo you cannot listen to in the fake on your NPR one at what Amisi Yo even with all the F. bombs were getting some love from NPR so I'm just like cool people we liked that. Check us out on the web at in the thick dot org follow us on twitter and an instagram at in the thick show like us on facebook and tell your friends in the thickest produced by this amazing team led by Nicole Rothwell Noor Saudi and our New York women's foundation ignite fellow Harsher Hata with editorial support from Eric Dill date our audio engineers are Stephanie Lebeau Julia Caruso and Leah Shah are digital editors. Are Internist Sophie Davis. Thanks to is for recording me every week the music you heard his courtesy of Nazi, not kept NC K. records. Dear, listener. Seriously we are so thankful that you choose to hit play. We never take it for granted now every single listen. Is One that we applaud and. Thank you for being part of the.
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"A Ka Ching moment. Yeah. But here's the thing. The self proclaimed chairman of the proud boys. His name is Enrica Taro who identifies as Afro Cuban American from Florida he also heads his grassroots Latinos for trump who grew up in Miami right? It's not part of the campaign. But another terrifying moment for me was this one when the president was asked about honoring the process and results of the election will your urge your supporters to stay calm during this extended period not to engage in a civil unrest and will you pledge tonight that you will not declare victory until the election has been independently certified president trump I posing my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully because that's what has to happen. I am urging them to do it. As you know today, there was a big problem in Philadelphia they went into watch they will call poll-watchers a very safe, very nice thing they were thrown out they weren't. allowed. To Watch you know why because bad things happen in. Philadelphia. Bad things and emerging I m urging people I hope it's going to be a fair election. It's a fair and what I am a hundred percent on board. But of icy tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated I can't go along with that while I mean just again Chris Wallace Mr? Trump yes or no keep on pressing him yes or no. That is the kind of thing that just kills me in terms of the privilege of just like Oh you don't have to answer that next I mean you say that Hispanic was uttered once yet to me it was also the extraordinary erasure. Of this entire issue, the human rights crisis of the modern era that is being perpetrated by this president and his administration not one question. Like Mr Trump would you like to say something to the children who are currently being held in a cage because of your policies you would have asked that question can we talk about the wall in the fact that you said Yeah, give us. Oh, Cornell so that you ran on that. I'm very upset and you know what I've been upset with the presidential debate commission as you know, I took them on for years ago but right now Latinos and Latinas immigrants and people of Color and black people in Muslim people like we are the center of this person's attack and for us not to be there, it is the basic failure of American journalism. Yeah and before we move onto the last topic, you mentioned the Hispanic thing it was when Biden was referring to the suburbs where he's like I, know the suburbs it's changed and you know it's And Hispanics, and that was the context. So you know before he said, he was positive for corona virus trump did go on. Sean. Hannity Thursday night and says, yeah, you know I denounced white supremacy backtracking again with friends wink wink nod nod. Moving to our final topic and you do mention this invisibility of Latino Latino voters. So I was watching the tweets they were all shouting out the translators and transcribers during the debates that you were watching it spanish-language all go ahead like four screens. Please take a picture next time we did make popcorn and then my kids after an hour they were like this is ridiculous. These telemundo and also univision they both air the debate in Spanish. But here's that clip one. Show in either. What must the municipality? Down the. Foreseen infidels put. Conceal Alabama care very people dying. We see it. With ants steadier. Draw said yet. In different. Later. Show. Thank you. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. I mean trump sounds like he's a Mexican Cinema Star and it's actually one of the things really reserved their. Own was so bad biden is like is. The by the North Bay who's pissed off. Now. So listen the snubbing of Latino and Latina voters throughout this entire election is real. By the way I, would say the snubbing of Latino, voters throughout the past forty years Israel, our producer harsh Maha spoke with. Sheila. She is the Co. Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy and you know. We had had Chiba on this show two years ago. Yeah. You remember her she was the person who confronted Senator Jeff Flake in the elevator in Capitol Hill during those very contentious and emotional moments of the Cavanaugh nomination and confirmation hearings. And so she's been working deep in Latino Voter outreach and this is what she has to say to Biden and what he needs to do people, of course, care about immigration and so the immigration policies that Biden has committed to are important but people also care about climate and people also care about economic justice and people also really care about his plan to provide relief from covid health and their and economic crisis. So he needs to make all those things visible his combined need to invest in outreach to Latino communities in a way that is culturally sophisticated of is Latino. Communities are incredibly diverse. Both in terms of national origin and in terms of life experience. So I think making an appeal that shows a deep understanding is essential and obviously. I know the Biden campaign knows this. The Latinos. Voting Block is going to be decisive in this election. So investments in outreach to. Intern out the next borders is essential. Well, Julio go get in in Los Ds Cantatas I. Mean they've got just our how many days just a few over thirty year. Yeah. The weird thing about it who is that I'm in New York. So we don't get any of the outreach. We don't feel any of this. What I have been hearing though is that the misinformation like in Texas and Florida aimed at Latinos and Latinas. About the Biden campaign, all kinds of crazy weird shit that he's like a secret communist and he's GonNa Take Away Your House. They're like he's gallivanting with revolutionaries and you know it's really weird. So they need to counteract that. Somehow I don't know how it's what they need to figure out and we'll see what happens I mean you know now we have a president who has corona virus. And it's going to be quarantined for a couple of weeks. So we'll see everything's GonNa Change. You feel better do I feel better? You know I'm very email right now I'm going to have to go I. Don't know what I'm GonNa do play some of my chemical romance. It always helps. You know what I'm glad Julia is I'm glad that I was able to share that with you. This morning and with everybody who's listening this is.
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"This on Msnbc on Thursday what I'm getting at I've been doing campaigns for thirty one years. I'm the senior most Latino operative in DC. So I've seen a lot of mistakes over my lifetime and I would make sure that I didn't see them again and as Democrats a lot of times we're like we'll just go. In and we'll do Spanish TV at the end. We'll start late don't worry about those Latinos they'll come home, but that's just not the case I finished just writing a book called Te'o Bernie that explains it. If you'll invest in this community if you will teach them and show them that they are persuadable voter like you would do a woman in the suburbs, it's spend the same amount of money courting the Latino vote they would show up at the Democratic convention we. Were complaining that there was no Latino. Representation and then at the Republican convention, they were literally naturalizing citizens on the stage. Now that doesn't mean you're going to get all of the vote but just making those gestures can can skew up one point, three points, four points and Donald Trump don't need to win all the Latino vote. He just needs to move four to eight percent of that vote and he's going to be reelected him. That's it. That's what we're trying to say. Oh you may Julia is gay just because I've been doing this too long. I've been covering elections essentially in one way or another as journalists since nineteen, eighty six, I guess. Yeah. Actually back then nobody was talking about Latino Latina voters you know I mean we were thinking about them but. It's the same conversation. It's a saving over still because you know today September eleven, there was a tweet by front of the show. Roberto. Lovato. Just the invisibility of Latinos and Latinas. And this I think is what Chuck Roach is trying to get yet again, which is like before our very eyes you are making us invisible. There is no reason. That at the Democratic, national convention that there should have been a question about the importance of Latinos or Latinas why did have been discussed right act. We were the angry journalists bringing it up. Exactly. So what Lovato says is that at this point in terms of the invisibility across the Board Latinos and Latinas, it begins to feel. Quite, intentional and I, think that's where it's like. Are. We being gaslight because it is I mean no, let the know. SELENA's on the presidential debates or vice presidential debates. You know no Latino or Latina columnist at the New York Times that's writing one or two times a week and I will say one last thing before we move onto our topic. The trump campaign continues to do an amazing job in getting the voters that they need from Latino Latino community to vote for them and I'll give you one specific example that happened this week during Clemente Day, which is a famous black Puerto Rican. Baseball legend my first hero he tweeted about her clemente. And about an hour later. The Biden campaign tweets about Clemente but. The trump campaign tweeted about Clemente I. Wait. Wait trump tweeted about drove takamine day. Yes Roy talking and he's number should be retired. I'm GonNa tell you that people that are maybe leaning Conservative go oh, he's a fan like me. It's working I talk to people in the trump campaign I know some people in their Latinos who are working on that campaign. They know exactly the type of voter that they need to get. That's deep especially because we know how trump feels about Puerto Ricans in general yeah I'm telling you. It was smart. By, let's move on to our final topic and I. Guess We're going to quote again, Roberto whether it's trump and everything that that represents covid nineteen policing militarization of the society. If we get through all that then we gotta face climate change on a global scale that's unprecedented in world history. So you know I. Mean Denver last week was like ninety degrees this week they saw snow. I walk out into my park and I'm still seeing the trees leftover from the storms. Bright. We're feeling it everywhere, and by the way right now in particular are so much love to our listeners in the western part of the country while flyers stretching across California Oregon Washington state the fires have burned more than three million acres in California twelve people have died thirty nine hundred structures have been taken down in Oregon half a million people have been forced to evacuate. That's more than ten percent of the State's population. The smoke is reaching people hundreds of miles away, and the particles of smoke can be a real threat. So it's really scary in a pandemic with your respiratory system is being challenged. And it's just. Oh my God who how is this possible that we're living through this that people have orange skies during the day we have all our friends on the West Coast and contributors and people that were talking to I mean. Guests in the thick, they're sharing their photos but I wanted to call attention to one photo money. Other Latino rebels good on instagram. Last night through Dhaka scholars and it's farmworkers. Working under the orange sky. and it's almost apocalyptic, but you see these farmworkers. Picking Food. And saying, we still have a job to do. And it's so powerful that image it just really. It just really hits me you know. They have bills to pay. They are like other Americans Bray, and so they have to go to work they don't have paid time off. Also I WANNA. Honor Them. There is a connection to the land I'm not saying it's easy. It's the most backbreaking work, but there is if you speak to farm workers, there is a dignity with which they approached their work. Their dignity it's not the bosses. I'm talking I'm talking about their dignity and speaking of issues of dignity and kind of respecting people and their ways of life and we got this from colleague Lawrence Summer who's reporting at this for NPR. Yeah. There's a practice of cultural burning among California's tribal communities and it's basically a longstanding way to help contain larger fires by burning the smaller underbrush I mean they've been living in this area for centuries they would know. Wow. So the tribal chairman of the Norfolk Mojo tribe talked about how this practice was banned. By the State of California and federal authorities for decades you know Julio White guys know better. So in February, this tradition was brought back to help tackle the fires which have been growing in intensity over the years. So it's a whole conversation. I hope more people are happier. My heart.
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Always think of nine eleven i. always think about the creation of D H, s and I always think about the creation of ice people tend to forget that this is word kind of all started, right? Department of Homeland Security is not normal. Yeah. I'm sorry I mean in other words it was born out of an abnormal moment, which was the United States being attacked my city being attacked in a way that we never had before. You know there were a few loan Democrats who stood up and said, no, this is not good I did ask this of Bernie Sanders if he would you know take apart department of Homeland Security. And you can't just take apart ice. You have to take apart the Department of Homeland ethereal complex after nine eleven, a story that people may not remember is that the attack on Muslims became. So direct that if you were born in a quote unquote Muslim country, you have to register with the FBI and the beginning of the whole you know anti Muslim anti immigrant. Here we are nine hundred years later it's not normal now. Now we are. And we're seeing more needless tragic deaths. Yeah. Can we talk about this Bob Woodward thing is I'm not surprised. By. ANYTHING THAT DONALD TRUMP says anymore here's what happened. Right Bob Woodward just released a new book called rage. And he basically revealed that starting as early as February. Trump new the corona virus was far worse than he was saying publicly. On march nineteenth, which actually in. That's the day before. As I, understand it I got sick. And on that day, March nineteenth trump was talking to Bob Woodward. I think Bob. Really to be honest with you. I want you tie wanted to. I wanted to always play it down I, still like playing it down. Yes because I don't want to create a panic. He knew mean I'm not surprised that trump new. I'm not surprised that he said this to Bob Woodward I'm not surprised that he. Says things dozen other. It's horrible. But Sadly, I'm not surprised you. But I, think for, of course one hundred, ninety, one, thousand people dead. So many people who we know and on MSNBC The eleventh hour new. York Times editorial board member, Mara Gaye. She's been battling covert in its after effects for time and she said this I just think there's going to be a lot of people out there who are going to say that Donald Trump has always lied since doesn't matter and I think we all really want to be very careful because we don't WanNa feed into that kind of nihilism. This information would matter to me snowing. It would've changed the way I behaved careful as if I had known, it was airborne I wouldn't have been traveling across the country on the campaign trail people I know would have. Potentially not being killed or still be suffering. And I just think this is no longer a story simply about. A. Road President, OR DONALD TRUMP is a story. Those, who naval him? and. This is a story about how Americans responded in every single. American has responsibility to a vote where their hearts and I'm glad she said that as survivor of covert I, don't mean to be flip. But. The problem is that there's been a lot of enabling of this man Donald Trump and a lot of it has come from the mainstream media I. DO worry you know the onslaught of things that that has come up about trump? Yeah, and you said this, it's just like they don't care. They don't really does raise a question Hulu in terms of living in authoritarian regime with propaganda and with a kind of media like is this. Why are we feeling this way but I also think we have allowed this right. Our Society has allowed this. There's a reason why cable news networks are actually becoming more profitable again, more popular journalism. It's because there's a trump effect and I have to say Bob, Woodward. I'm sorry you had to come out with this. In March, yeah. If I had that tape. I would have been writers in the Washington Post said, you know what? We got break this out like now and it's bullshit that anyone's trying to defend. There was this piece of Margaret. Sullivan. WHO's like Bob? Woodward do what he was supposed to do. His defense was that he believes his highest purpose is into right daily stories but to give readers the big picture what the fuck does that mean that's a moral it's unethical. and. Muddy I just want to share this tweet by John. Stanton. WHO's a great guy. I've known him for a couple of years. And he totally summarizes my feelings about Woodward so let me read the tweet. There is no ethical or moral defense Woodward's decision to not publish these tapes as soon as they were made. If there was any chance that could save a single life he was obligated to do. So Bob Woodward put making money over his moral and professional duty. Boom. I added Tabu. No sizzles sizzles. Trump is now spinning at all. He's gas lighting it. I mean I. I'm trying to process this because in the last week alone you know there was this story in the Atlantic about trump calling Americans who died in war losers and suckers you know the fact that he wouldn't go visit a cemetery you know because he was like, Nah. And then the whistle blower from the Department of Homeland Security was basically said, Joe they were telling me to stop reporting facts that trump might not like like we were told at the Department of Homeland, security to downplay the threat of violent white supremacists and stop talking about the Russians. Again, if you read Marielle Trump's book, she's like there's no strategy Curzon strategy is just constant destruction chaos but then again, we were saying this for years ago, your three years ago. Because even then it was exhausting it was the constant kind of exhaust exhaust exhaust and we were like this is a strategy of authoritarian regimes which is to overwhelm. But. It does raise. As you know a whole question of access. White? Again my best friend is a white. Male. But. White men. In the media. Are Not threatened by Donald Trump and his policies you don't like them but his white supremacy. Patriarchy does threaten you in a way that is visceral and so therefore, you're like Lee said that he's you know that he's lying to everybody and I'm just GonNa sit on this because I got that privilege. So. Let's move onto our second topic and that's twenty twenty election update. We know the polls can't be trusted, but there's this new poll by NBC, News Marist that shows trump and by nearly tied in Florida, and Biden is trailing when it comes to letting voters according to the poll fifty percent support ooh trump forty, six percent for Biden I will put a disclosure on this. Okay. Everyone because no one reads my twitter in journalism guys you're basing this poll on one hundred and thirty eight likely Latino voters in Florida the sample is so small but just to give some context. In Florida Clinton in two thousand, sixteen, beat trump sixty, two to thirty, five among Latinos, and that's according to an exit poll and Nationally Biden is probably in the sixties range and trump is probably in the twenties range the spread for the Latino vote, Matia. For Biden yet to be like this is not Obama two thousand and eight or Obama two, thousand twelve. No. So it's really interesting. It gets to this point that good money at that s Kumar who's the CEO vote will Latino she had written recently about this need for outreach for Latinos in an op Ed for CNBC in early August and I'm quoting money data most Latino say they haven't even heard from Joe Biden's campaign nor the Democratic Party on the contrary Latino Republicans report higher levels of connectivity with their party than Democrats I agree one hundred percent with that. Yeah. Trump's Latino outreach they're getting. The voters that they need their energized chuck. Russia, who's a democratic strategists? Former Bernie Sanders campaign adviser who we have interviewed for the show. Before he said.
A Democracy at Risk
"Welcome to the this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a PC perspective I Medina wholesome and I'm. And today we have to Itt all-stars, call you their homes in quarantine. Yes. Yes. From Winston Salem North Carolina is Tina Vazquez but she's a senior reporter with prism and a twenty twenty I to be wells fellow with type investigations. Welcome back. Tina. High for happy ache and joining us from Atlanta Georgia is the fabulous Russia. Brown Co founder of black voters matter what's up? I'm so happy to be back. All is well and we're so. We're so happy to have you back to. so it's been. Intense that's kind of. An understatement in China. Living here has been intense in this country from the pandemic to racist police violence I mean even this Sunday, there was a five point one earthquake in North Carolina where you Live apparently the largest and over a century. Right. Here in Harlem trees fell down last week because of the storm. So this is just a very first question to ask you how you doing. So Tino, we're going to start with you how you feeling I am tired all the time like I can't complain really too much everything is. Fine but I'm very tired. Okay. Yeah. Short and sweet the TASHA. Who would be a podcast in itself I told you I. Felt. New podcast. How feeling? Is. What. I am I'm having actually every human emotion you can have, and I'm having an all at the same downtime. I'm angry, sad, scared frustrated hopeful fired up every motion human emotion. You can have I'm having and this moment of few weeks ago I myself actually tested positive for covert Nineteen Latasha. It. was the most nerve wrecking name Sweetie. It so I'm here for you sweetie. Oh you understand. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you are will I had a mild case of but I think more than anything. It's the worry because you don't know how it's going to respond to Matty and then I'm worried about people being around me and being around my family. So I am just petitioning for a twenty two over I was just like a lot of talk to about this. Talk to the manager I need to recite twenty. She's a woman by the way. Exactly I know. So listen. I know first of all, thank you for sharing that. Latasha and. My heart goes out to you for anyone has to go through that especially in this time but we do want to discuss the twenty twenty election. It's less than eighty five days away. As if we're not on edge enough this year and honestly I'm going to come in as the Puerto Rican reporter. I have news to share with everyone in the world. What are we just had a primary election on Sunday complete Shicho. Alison show up two pressings. There's calls of. Delaying. It and moving into next Sunday and it's just it is complete. Chaos down in my home island colony, and I'm very worried now that this is just a prelude to what's going to happen in the united. States on election day November but we want to talk about the power of voters of color and the issues of voting rights. The backdrop of this election season is the coronavirus pandemic. There are now five million confirmed covid nineteen cases in this country, and the number of those infected has doubled since the end of June and then we still have to mention. Joe Biden's comments last. Thursday during a joint. National Association of Black Journalists and a BJ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists which was an h j of what he said. What you all know. But most people don't know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. This completely overlooks sees issues of race identity ideology, intersectional communities, I honestly think that this kind of statement, the trump campaign's like bring it on because it's just GonNa be used to divide and conquer Democratic voters.
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"Right this is. This is what I think. We're looking at the system. The economic system has never been designed for global pandemic. It's pretty obvious and everything I think is going to be reshaped. And what you're seeing is is sort of a a reckoning here in terms of you start seeing the the inequalities the lack of protections you know. I I was this morning. I had to get a new memory card for my My recording kit so I ran down to the local pharmacy and I saw the one employee in a mass in gloves. Set everything up this notion of service and workers and uh taking it for granted completely. I was like Oh my God. You're like setting this up like you're you set up like a base camp. He's like scam. This through the glass like there's a new way of doing things and everywhere around me wherever I mean. I'm not going now but when I did go to like Dwayne Reed to pick up your prescription or when I go to buy bagels. It's you know Or when I go every two weeks to the grocery store it's all people of Color. Who are working them all of them. But I think this notion of whatever we do to get through this and whatever system however we consume and buy things in the future. We have to stop taking for granted. The people that service the people that provide for our lives and you start noticing. You know one of the things. I'm noticing like how many workers actually impact your ability to live. You know what I mean. And I'M NOT TALKING HEALTHCARE WORKERS. Because that's you know that's obvious but it's like the delivery guy. The guy the pharmacy the grocer the gas station. You know person who drove the truck that got the product there that you didn't see because they're driving overnight you all need to be protected and we as a country we as a world have to stop taking workers for granted you know. I know May Day has this connotation of communism and Blonde Karl Marx. But I think there's a basic human dignity and I think that's something that's really really important all right. Our final topic is Work also but this time we're looking at people who work around food and Food Justice and doing this during the pandemic so you know I've been just waiting for this to come to the front pages and it has Because the meatpacking industry has been in the headlines this week after a dozen plants have had to shut down because of sick workers many of whom are people of Color Immigrants. At least thirty meat. Packing and food processing workers have died from Kovic. Nineteen and more than six thousand have contracted the disease. That's according to the Midwest Center for investigative reporting. That's for people who are reporting and getting tested on Tuesday. President trump invoked the defense production act. So this is where he does it to keep meat. Packing plants open for view us on my God in protest of these unsafe working conditions and the plants remaining open. Some workers have walked off the job. But you don't have the opportunity. They need that check right. So on. Top of this era reports of farms a my God throwing out excess produce and having to euthanize livestock because they don't have enough healthy employees to manage all of this intake and because they're bulked clients like restaurants and hotels are no longer needed this food. Meanwhile food banks are overwhelmed with need and they're unable to provide sufficient food for those in need. So there's a disconnect again right and I mean let me just share this quote from political demand at food. Banks has increased by an average of seventy percent. And that's according to feeding America which represents about two hundred major food banks across the country. The group estimates that forty percent of those being serve our new to the system so for example right in New York City. There's been reports that a third of the food pantries of clothes money. Have you seen examples of this will what I'm seeing is that the food pantry in my neighborhood has not closed which is beautiful. I think the workers when I do go out. But what's happened is that the line now has gotten so long that they've had to re routed around a different corner because there were too many people and I see this line off and so what I'm telling you is that I'm witnessing this and I can tell him like. These are people who are never done this before. Now you mentioned farmers. Some farmers have donated their excess rate but to redirect food from farms to those in need the systems complex. Right it just shows. How are the industrial capitalist food system needs to be transformed? It's it's doesn't work in the middle of a global pandemic just like people are starting to look at healthcare as a human right like this notion of recognizing food as a human right Maria. I know you've been to these meat packing plants and I don't even WanNa get over like how quickly president trump was like. Oh I'm going to enact the defense production act no meat. Plants open not for face masks or for cotton swab right. But but you have been in those you. You've reported several ones like I know like pork chicken places every and all of the Turkey. Yep so I mean it seems like that is a petri dish for the virus. No the way the conditions are right dude. I was in Mississippi before you guys came. I was reporting in the small towns. Where the largest raid on a chicken plant occurred in the history of the United States and so I was with the families who work in these plans and they they talk about the speed of the line. You know I was watching in pork processing in Tar Heel North Carolina. Right where th- escape the physical labor who you just can't imagine you're picking up a slab of the side of a slaughtered pig. That weighs maybe thirty pounds. And you're tossing it from one to another one conveyor belt to another. That's your job. I'm seeing a man doing this for eight hours and everyone is in close proximity so the the horror that I've had in my mind as I just returned from these places and I've been to them. You know across the country in an Arkansas. For example as well is the proximity and is the speed of the line and ease the fact that they will go to work sick because they don't have off days. There are not a whole lot of workers that are available to do this kind of work. Because it's actually so backbreaking. Yo You know this is where I just got little bit concerned because you know this country does want it's meat. I mean there's already there's whole freak out about toilet paper. This is not helping and again we are. We are not realizing the needs of those workers because many of these places and remain invisible. How many Americans have driven by even close proximity to any meat processing plant? Let me tell you would remember you know? Why would you even if you don't even know what you're seeing? Do you know why you would remember why well because of the smell. The smell is unforgettable and disgusting. I'm just saying you're right. Julia and I think the whole theme of our show has been to the workers and fellow workers. You know part of Hutu media and Latino rebels to our workers A salute to you. We remain working because it's our civic duty and we love you and we do this in love and passion. I don't know maybe our listeners know that we have a little bit passion just a little bit. Julio I really have to work hard to get it out to you anyway. Happy Friday happy Friday. Thank you for listening to everyone. We love you stay strong. It's going to take a minute. Remember that you know if we do this now. Maybe we don't have to do it again. We do not want a second wave you stay indoors. Have a great weekend. I might ENA Hosa. And I'm Larry Gallois Taylor remember. Go to apple. Podcast is to rate and review us. Because you've got the time and it really helps us. Also you can listen to in the thick on Pandora spotify. Wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on twitter and on Instagram at the show like us on facebook. Tell friends and family to listen in the biggest produced by Nicole Rothwell numerous toddy and our New York Foundation Ignite Fellow Harsono Hata. Our audio engineers are stepping lebow. Julia Caruso and Leah Schofield better. Our digital editor is least Lou. And thank you to roll berries for recording the music you heard courtesy of Nasional kept NC K. RECORDS. We'll see you next week. Bye Love Thank you so much for listening. Find Beauty. However you can say if y'all.
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Topic and we're going to stick to twenty twenty and the primary because there was still a primary before Bernie Sanders drop from the race on Wednesday. And it's what the hell happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The state went ahead. It held its primary elections even after governor. Tony Evers call to postpone it. Okay so like I mentioned on Tuesdays. It show the Republican majority state. Supreme Court ruled against Evers in the last minute like a last minute decision to continue ahead with the election essentially sending a message to voters that they basically had a terrible choice. Don't vote or vote and risk your lives in the middle pandemic days before the election during an interview on. Abc's this week is what Biden said before the primary well. The answer is I listened to the scientist. A convention having tens of thousands of people in one arena is very different than having people walk into a polling booth with accurate spacing to six to ten feet apart. One at a time going in and having machines scrubbed down But I do think are going to be a lot more. I think you'd hold the election as well dealing with mail in ballots and same day registration. I mean there's a lot of things that can be done. That's for Wisconsin Courts and folks decide but. I think it's possible to do both then after the election Biden said. The primary shouldn't have been held in the first place. Oh boy right. So the result from Wisconsin are not going to be released until Monday because of a federal court ruling. That votes can't be disclosed until all absentee ballots received but there have already been complaints with a huge lack of polling sites leading to long lines and not enough male imbalance specially in Milwaukee where there's a large black population the largest in Wisconsin and races are too close like the May oral or Supreme Court race lawsuits demanding. A recount are expected especially in light of all the obstacles voters challenged with on Tuesday. So Julio I mean I've been following Wisconsin's probably like twenty ten year. Yeah When you know Scott Walker was coming to prominence and you know all of these things were happening and Wisconsin has long been sort of the staging ground for a lot of the voter suppression methods. That we're seeing happened across the country and particularly in the Midwest with outgrown states. So you know it's sad. It's not surprising. I think experts like my colleague Ari. Berman have been following this warning that this is going to happen. It's just that much more galling when you see it happen in the middle of a pandemic. That's the part where I'm Kinda like struggling with us. I mean first of all I am a political journalists in the end. I don't to be honest with you and I'm pretty much on top of things. I woke up Monday morning and I was like wait a minute. There is a primary primary on Tuesday and that was like what the hell and I do. Think this raises a bigger point about tomography in a pandemic. I don't get this whole notion of like why we can't have mail in ballots. I don't get it wiser Republican resistance about that. You know to me. It just feels so. I'm so frigging cynical about this right now. Right in the sense of this is how. You're suppressing the vote. Like this is what you're GONNA do now. I mean think about the fact that the Wisconsin State Journal. They said this about Milwaukee right and I'm quoting the state's largest city with just under six hundred thousand people had just five of one hundred eighty polling stations open whereas Madison. There's a college town with a population of two hundred and sixty thousand had sixty six sites open. Milwaukee is thirty eight percent black. Madison is six point. Eight percent black and Madison. Seventy eight point four percent white even though Madison is probably a little bit more progressive. But the point being is that. It's what you're saying Jamila. It's like Wisconsin has a history of suppressing the vote. Yeah they continue to do it right so this whole mail in balloting right. It's an issue. Listen House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Who Republican from California right on Thursday. She Liked Slams. All these calls to include funding for mail in voting in the next corona virus. Relief Bill. Because there's GonNa be another relief bill because he's arguing. The Democrats are attempting to use the pandemic for their political benefit. Okay Not Democracy. It's democracy political benefit. Oh Man then the question with trump. When trump was asked well mail-in ballots. People are going to cheat. And then someone's I will say one report was like in that moment is i. Didn't you vote in Florida in the mail in ballots? And he's like yeah I can and I'm like that's the part where I don't get. Yeah and also just putting people at risk to vote. Yeah come on come on. This is just can't be what rest of two thousand twenty s. just do mail in ballots. Let's be real guys and even the national election. We need to be serious about this. I mean call me naive but I genuinely think that if you are a Republican with power to decide who gets vote. Who Doesn't yeah? If you truly believe in your platform yeah you want more people at the polls right. You'll trust that. You have a convincing policy case for the things that you are talking about right so to me. This just shows how afraid Republicans are conservatives are if they want fewer people at the polls that means that they don't really have much faith in themselves and that is you know maybe an optimistic note to end on but you know I just don't I don't know what we're surprised by necessarily because none of this is surprising all of it has been made into a science at this point but again the fact that is happening during a pandemic when there are literally lives at stake not just jobs not just votes but actual physical lives. It's calling and I hope it it's upsetting to blow. People are pissed. I hope people are pissed enough to keep voting and to vote these fools at office. I don't know if people are going to get excited for Joe Biden. More than people think I know people are GonNa be like. Oh vote blue no matter what and I'm like what are. They may not be excited for Biden but they may be excited for whoever his running mate is so. That's you know to be to be continued. All right I'M GONNA change my prediction by might not be the nominee. But you're right anyway. Now the Friday sound we outta here thanks again. Jamila for the week. Thanks as always Leo. I'm Julia Galleria. And.
Coronavirus Close to Home
"The United States now has the highest number of cases in the world. That's right we have more cases in China Than Italy. We have over ninety thousand people infected. New York has the most cases in the United States at over forty thousand and over five hundred deaths the majority of the cases and deaths are in New York City. Which has become the epicenter of the virus? You know you wake up to this news and it's like hey guess what your city. The one that you're living in raising your kids in has the most cases in the United States hospitals all over. The city are quickly becoming overwhelmed. Some are even they're getting refrigerated trucks outside to store bodies. You know who do you yesterday? I had to go up to Broadway. I live in Harlem Columbia University and the Hospital. Right Columbia. St Lukes is right there on one hundred Thirteenth Street And I turned and I was like wait a second. It's like out of a movie but it's clear that they have an extension of the emergency room entrance outside. It's got a tent. It's blue there's people it's like you can't walk your normal route. So that's yeah that's what it looks like. And then you know thinking about the fact that these people. Why are my neighbors more than likely who are working in the hospital? How much shortage are they going to be facing in terms of essential supplies just like personal protective equipment known as P p. e? I'm so worried about the fact that they have to reuse masks. Yeah The New York Times put out a video on Wednesday. It was very powerful. One doctor in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. Which has really been bearing the brunt of the outbreak and by the way because Queens has the most number of cases right now and Elmhurst where this hospital is located is a majority. Latino Latina neighborhood in Queens. So this doctor. She made it real we. Now have these five events we probab- unless people die. I suspect we'll be back to needing to beg for ventilators again in another day or two. We don't have what we need. I don't really care if I get in trouble for speaking to the media. I want people to know that this is bad. People are dying. We don't have the tools that we need in the emergency department at the hospital to take care of them and and it's really hard. I hard to watch. I mean Kudos to Dr Smith for like saying I'm not waiting anymore. I need to speak out and like screw the repercussions because this is about you. Know my oath to saving lives so It was hard to watch but it needed to be must watch. It has to be watched. So it's just so she's just so yes like she's like your neighbor. She's like I'm going to tell you the truth. I know everybody's saying it's okay out there. It's not I'm sorry to tell you it's not you know. This is the thing in this country. I was really struck by you. Know the one thing is like this is America. We're supposed to be a first world country and it feels like our healthcare system. It just showing how screwed up. It is but then let's talk a little bit about this government response to all this money because I'm like what is going on as well. I mean the Senate actually did pass two trillion with a t trillion dollar stimulus. Bill on Wednesday basically what it does. And it's still kind of unclear you know but it's going to provide direct checks to most Americans up to twelve hundred bucks which I'm like okay. Twelve hundred dollars. It's not even like half a month's rent in New York City. There's an unemployment program for those who've been laid off for up to four months and then this happened as well media. According to the latest data from the Labor Department which was released on Thursday there was a record. This is historic a record. Three point three million people applied for unemployment last week and of course some Republicans surprise surprise. I'm sorry I mean. They tried to block the provision. That would give money to unemployed. Americans Senator Tim Scott Republican. Who is actually one of the only senators of color in the Senate of South Carolina? He said this in a press conference encourage people. Make more money than you ask. Allie or the maximum four hundred. We understand the legislation. The three point six six hundred dollars a week. This legislation allowed us to make more than a vacuum lead. Do to fix that so you do not make more when you're looking okay. I'm sorry Senator Tim Scott. Come on like you're literally pinning everything now on people who lost their jobs. People are losing their jobs because of a frigging global pandemic. It's nobody's fault here. I mean money like this is such BS. This notion of Republicans only want to like take care of Wall Street and corporations like that. No problem bailing them out but God forbid you can't help people that have new jobs also. We should pay you less money during a crisis. Less money during it's like no actually. This is the time to give people more money. There's another thing that's happening to. And this is from. Nbc QUOTE EXPERTS. Who surveyed a thousand city residents in? New York found that forty one percent of Latinos and Latinos said that either they are someone else in their household had lost their jobs in the last two weeks. That's according to Graduate School of Public Health and health policy at the City University of New York right and then this is the money that I think we've been talking a little bit As a team and with you how this virus is really going to be or it's already been it's already affecting us all in one way or another. I wanted to just call attention to a video by PBS. That came out last week. That really broke it down for me. It was perfect. I mean it was one of those perfect like eight minute explanations about you know how fast a corona virus is spreading. And why? It's just a matter of time before it gets really personal for every one of us on day one. No one you know is sick. It feels like a normal day. It may stay like this for a long time until one day a few people you know her sick and suddenly a few days later it will seem like everyone is sick and it will feel like it happened instantly. Everything looks fine until it isn't fine. So you know. I think what we have to realize is that we're talking about. Potentially millions of Americans could be infected so we have to. And we're not calling it social distancing. Now we're calling it physical distancing. It's like you have to assume that you are carrying the
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
Life in the Time of Corona
"A lot of emotions going on in the world. People are feeling a lot of emotion. Every minute right solicit people going stir crazy. It means a lot of stuff is coming up. And we're going to give you a little update on the corona virus. Pandemic there are now over two hundred and fifty thousand cases over ten thousand deaths. Italy has now become the country that has the highest death rate. More than three thousand. Four hundred this is surpassing China. Meanwhile there is some hopeful news that I hope we can trust. China is reporting that the rate of new infections is close to zero. I really really WANNA believe. The Chinese government and their government-sponsored media but still cove in nineteen is having a really intense impact on all of us. You know whether it's global travel whether it's the economy family members stuck someplace that can't get back you stuck in your own house. Then we have to listen to a president who is saying. Non Essential travel between the United States and Canada will be suspended. Yeah I mean not only in Canada but also on Friday the White House. They announced during a task force briefing the daily. Corona virus briefings that disclosure is now going to be extended to the. Us Mexico border starting this weekend and yeah you know both president trump and secretary of state. Mike Pompeo at the press conference. They just toss it out there like calling it. The Chinese virus and that term has been a controversy all this week for its racism and how trump administration continues to use it the A. J. A. Which is Association of Asian American Journalists Publish. A joint statement with other journalism groups essentially condemning the use of terms like that and then maybe was predictable for me. This whole notion of like now. We're closing. These borders because migrants are bringing in the virus. I mean it was so obvious at this was where it was going to go unchecked immigration. And it's clear that trump. We shouldn't be surprised that that's what he said. Because you know that's basically just plays into the trump xenophobic playbook on immigration. Of course. He's saying now that he knew about this virus all the time and he knew how seriously he was taking it. I guess we were the last ones to know on Thursday Australia and New Zealand. Both announced that they're closing their borders to foreign nationals. But I did see this picture of like a beach. I think in Australia. That was packed and I was like Kay mixed messages. Stop looking at photos of beaches. That's a really smart gate. Stop looking at photos of beaches. So you see this money up Thursday night and California. The largest state in America. California Governor Gavin Newsom. He ordered over nearly forty million people in the state to stay home which is called shelter in place except when necessary indefinitely. He said indefinitely blissett muddy at one of the things that people aren't talking about and I I mentioned Mexico. You know covert nineteen. This is a crisis also happening. In Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of travel. Most countries in South America have enforced. Some kind of restriction. Guatemala was the first country to ban foreign travellers including travelers from the US. That happened last week. The land borders in Brazil have travel restrictions now to foreign visitors are ten Dina close. Its borders completely to non-residents Chile Peru Columbia have all closed their borders completely to try to get ahead of the spread and actually one our contributors. His brother his stuck in bed waiting for the United States to get them out so he's stuck with his family. We tweeted about it and Latin America. Alone there over twelve hundred. Cova nineteen cases. And I know I'm bringing like you know bad Juju but we did share this cute little song out of Latin America for kids about washing their hands said we both tweeted. And I can't get it out of my head Alan Rightist. So that's a little that we got this week but all this money on that song or anything what is going through your mind. Well I'M GONNA learn how to do that dance. That's like a frog in that video. Sing that song. I WanNa see you. You should videotape that. That's the context. What's that thing that kids do with the the music? What's that Tick Tock? Okay so my daughter is like become expert on to talk. And she's teaching me things but look very specifically very very very specifically what I said at the top of the show which is that. Everybody is feeling this. It's getting really close to all of us in so many ways. You know my mom and my brother are in Mexico. They were supposed to come back. They live there half the year. There were supposed to come back. I don't know when I'm going to see them again. To be honest like that's happening now like we as you know. I was on my way to Mexico to report a really important story. About how in the middle of all of this virus there are people still fleeing for their lives from gang members. I was going back to Mexico to Tapa Chula to report on a young refugee who may actually be one of the lucky ones because he just got inside Mexico while because what's happening is that countries are shutting. Down was actually the first one before they had any case of covert nineteen they did a national shutdown quarantine essentially really extraordinary in terms of forward thinking. Now people think that was a smart decision. Dominican Republic has cancelled flights from Milan. Which is you know. I mean the. Dr Boondock Anna Direct flights from to the Dr This is what sustains the tourist industry is is what sustains much of the economy again. I have these images of like. How do you do proper social distancing in Latin America? The human connection being able to hug people like we like we do that. We Hook people that we hug and kiss people that we just inner DNA. We hug it out all the time. How educate you know so? I know that's happening and the other thing. I'm sure you're thinking of. Julio is the return of of authoritarianism of the troops on the street to keep people out on America if for their own safety but now who again it just memories of empty streets with tanks patrolling down them in the streets of Santiago or is or really need these are all things that have happened under the guise of a code nineteen virus that this could be. The return of it is very disconcerting. What about you? I mean I'm thinking about what the there's a lot of things happening in Puerto Rico. Curfews businesses shutting down. I'm trying to call attention to the fact that the Puerto Rican economy. Just it's shot and this is just. GonNa add more pain. Think about this. You know earthquakes now. There's covert nineteen. There's a lot of anxiety. Let's not forget the Caribbean Haiti. The Dr. You know all the Caribbean islands. That don't have the access that don't have the resources and I do believe that. He was being ignored once again by the United States. I know the federal government's having so many issues with its response in the mainland. The was not even a Blimp. But one of the things that you mentioned. Maria is the impact that the crisis at the pandemic is having on refugees and asylum seekers in when it comes to immigration in this country so this week several immigration courts have postponed hearings already last week in Immigration Court Seattle's shutdown temporarily because of the spread another thing about the immigration courts of the Department of Justice. If you actually read the document. They didn't say they're like ending hearings. Things can happen via telephone and things can happen. Be a video conferencing so I think people are thinking that everything stopping. It's not then on Tuesday. Trump like just announces that he's GonNa turn back all asylum-seekers at the southern border to prevent the corona virus spreading in detention facilities. When in fact from what I understand the spread came from the north down. You know I mean. Cases in the United States happened way before anything in Latin America. But that's what he's saying. Isis also issued a statement on Wednesday saying that they're adjusting their enforcement to focus primarily on immigrants detained for criminal reasons. So I guess we're back Obama. The ICE statement came after they arrested a man in L. A. Who is buying groceries for his family ahead of the city's call for self quarantine because he was on their list due to a past. Dui conviction so there you
Biden, Sanders battle for the Latinx vote
"Let's get to our first topic. Which is going to be a two thousand twenty election update who would have thought that the election the United States would be like a secondary story but it kind of is even though it's also a huge story weekly because you know two weeks ago we couldn't be saying this. I certainly didn't imagine this right that Joe Biden would now be in the lead basically in terms of delegates that he won Michigan Idaho Mississippi and Missouri all went for Joe Biden right now sanders. One North Dakota and Washington is still too close to call. I mean this is truly Julio like an extraordinary unfolding of events I still say yes. It was the coalescing. Is it so much the love for Biden or was it simply at the choice has got reduced none? The less Democratic Party has got some challenges yet and if people are following the delegate count and again you know Biden as of this recording. He has eight hundred eighty one delegates Sanders has seven hundred twenty five. We're seeing the same pattern as we saw. Super Tuesday Biden is doing really well with older voters. Sanders is sweeping the youth. Vote Biden again doing really well in the south with black voters. Sanders getting the Latino. Vote and the main thing about all this money is that older. Democratic voters are just showing up and coming out more. It's very simple. Older voters are coming out younger. Voters are not and one of the things you know. It was a weird night to cover politics because it was the early news of the corona virus. Starting to happen. The big Tuesday election coverage became secondary very quickly. It was almost very subdued. What happened on Tuesday but what was interesting as I went on instagram. GotTa notification that Alexandria. Oh Cossio Cortez was going live on instagram. And I watched her basically address. What happened in these primaries? One of the things that we're seeing that there's a very strong generational divide and this is something that I've encountered something that I have noticed across many different issues. There's a generational divide in the Democratic Party on healthcare on climate change on foreign policy on pretty much every policy imaginable and as a younger person in this movement. I take a lot of that as information for how we navigate the next decade. So there's like the electoral perspective and there's the movement perspective and I think this is something that's really important that we talk about. Because electoral politics can be movement based but movements aren't necessarily electoral in nature. Either and the interplay in the relationship between these two things is something to pay attention to something. That's important so media you just heard. Afc She was in the thick Back in the day. What do you think about what you'll see? Said I think is coming out a winner in all of this because of her authenticity which is what people are dying to see in their politicians. And so I just think that she. She's keeping her feet on the ground. I think we understand. We've talked about it. That her power in the endorsement of Sanders was huge. A am very concerned about the the lack of turnout among young people. I I'm trying to understand. Is it just because they do want to do it? But then they like they actually never remembered to register or the day of the election. Just you know weren't in the right state or in the right time like what? What is that about? Because let dino's Latina's were turning out but it's like the younger vote just didn't carry it and I'm still fascinated by what you call the motivation of older voters to come out for Joe Biden. You know one of the things that is clear to me with all this because looking at Michigan which Sanders won over Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen a lot of those same voters chose Biden bright working class white non educated or even white suburban voters like college educated and Bernie's platform really hasn't changed since two thousand and sixteen so I think in twenty twenty. The big difference is that he wasn't up against the woman and so I feel like part of that. Michigan vote was Anti Hillary Clinton interesting. Yeah in two thousand sixteen over Pro Bernie and you know this whole notion of misogyny in electoral politics. I think once we get out of what we're in now. I feel like that has to be something that we need to continue to explore right. And you're convinced that all the male run American mainstream media is GONNA do thoughtful work. No but that's why I roll with you. We're GONNA do it here because I wanNA roll with you in some bad ass women and doing it in the thick down the road about all this because I feel like it is a big takeaway of this electoral seasonable. Listen what's going to happen next because I feel like this is where I think we can start looking at the pandemic and electoral politics but talking a little bit about that you know a lot of Biden supporters were urging Sanderson. Drop after you underperform on Tuesday and I think a lot of this has also with you know the pandemic th people are. Kinda like electoral politics. I got other things to worry about. There's a case to be said and on Friday Louisiana date of Louisiana became the first day to announce that it's postponing its primary until the summer that primary was scheduled to be on April fourth but at the same time sanders. Supporters are still reminding people that you know Biden is not even close to getting the delegates. He needs to get the nomination. They're still twenty nine more states that have yet to vote including Puerto Rico as a territory so there you go so on Wednesday Sanders Address. The press and he said that he would stay in the race. I cannot tell you how many people our campaign has spoken to. Who have said quote. I like what your campaign stands for. I agree with what your campaign stands for. But I'm GonNa vote for Joe Biden because I think Joe is the best candidate to defeat. Donald trump end of quote. We have heard that statement all over this country. Needless to say I strongly disagree without assertion but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe Donald Trump must be defeated. And I will do everything in my power to make that happen on Sunday night. In the first one on one debate of this campaign the American people will have the opportunity to see which candidate is best positioned to accomplish that goal so a couple of things. Sunday debate is going to be audience free. It was going to be in Phoenix Arizona and then it got moved to DC because of the corona virus crisis also known as Covy nineteen audience. Three no spin room. Cnn univision are hosting the debate. Here's the thing money. Yeah this is the part for me where I'm kind of like our people just going to lose interest in this race because of the crisis. There's so much that shifting beneath our feet right now yeah. I think that actually could spur people because you know the clear evidence of administration lying in the middle of public health crisis pandemic. I don't know though because I worry about people who are so far into the Donald trump sphere that they. I have heard in this past week. People who I know saying things like it's just a hoax. Wow Yes A. I'm sorry I don't know. Yeah so so. I don't
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Hi Everyone I'm Eric Dill. I am the CEO and executive director of Futura media. And I want to welcome you all to the live recording of in the thick. Thank you so much for coming so first of all before we start. We are so thrilled to have with US tonight. Local recording artists to NIA TO NIA has six albums to her. Credit has won a multitude of awards and also had her work featured on. Hbo's Prom night. With Morgan Freeman. She is a graduate I just found out and she also just recently completed a tour across Africa called Heart Society and she's a philanthropists and amazing artists. And we're happy to have her. Please welcome to Nieuw thank you. Hi everybody how you doing? I feel like I don't even need a microphone. We can just kind of talk from here so I felt like we're here of course in Mississippi right now and what better way to play some songs that are all about being here in Mississippi and kind of our struggles here but also how we can come together and make our state even better so this first song is a song I wrote when I left Mississippi years ago called Preacher Man and my dad's a minister and it was his whole journey for me of kind of leaving the state and finding myself and of course most of us? We always end up back here because there's something so beautiful about it that it feels of course like home so this is called. Preacher man.
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"Bloomberg just run until Election Day just saying I think you're right. Here's a thing thing I think. At this point Bloomberg having a certain amount of distance from the Democratic Party apparatus actually serve him. Well it's a smart move because the Democratic Party apparatus right now. Yep has lost a lot of trust Austin people. I'm not saying that that means they're not gonNA vote democratic but that the whole everything about it has lost and Bloomberg plays both sides. Yeah I'm just saying watch watch him because he's going hard core and also. His ads are not only for the black voter but they are taking on Trunka guys. We love the community that we create within the thick. It's not just you listening on your own. But it's like being there for our amazing live live shows so join us because we're headed to Mississippi in less than two weeks for two live shows one in Meridian at the Max Freedom on February eighteenth and and one in Jackson Mississippi on the nineteenth at the Alamo theatre so really talking about the POC vote the role of immigration. The Mississippi Primary Bull shows are free open to the public. We're GONNA be doing a free podcasting workshop. Meridian too so head to our social media for more details so to RSVP for the Meridian. Live show on Tuesday. The eighteenth is what you gotta do. I'm going to share this Lincoln's dot Li slash. Itt at the Max and for the workshop earlier that day you can go to beat dot com slash podcast workshop Ms. And for those of you who are in Jackson my first time back in fifteen years Yo. We'll see you on the nineteenth if you went to RSVP VP head to Itt live Jackson dot event bright dot com. I can't wait to see all of you. These shows are going to be as we say. y'All better be there. But yeah and that's just one part of our twenty twenty tour because next month we're heading to Detroit Michigan for a live show on Wednesday march forth. My God it's fabulous you guys after Super Tuesday. We're going to break everything down. This is a live show in partnership with w d t the local. NPR Station there and we cannot wait right right. We're GONNA be at the Senate theater in southwest Detroit. We're going to be covering that primary their vote and Michigan's importance as a swing state and that event is free and you can. RSVP dot Li Slash Itt live from Detroit. Okay we know. We sent a lot of links. Your way we're GONNA put mm-hmm at the bottom of the show notes and also check all our social media because we're GONNA be sharing the graphics in the links at all that listeners. You guys. We're taking up space. We didn't didn't exist ten years ago. So we're showing up and made sure you all show up and show us in life okay. Let's move Yvonne to our final topic so forty five delivered his State of the Union address. I made a decision not to watch it because I wanted to not get so upset that I wouldn't be able to sleep or rest or you really just can't. I was making a decision not to watch this as a political journalist of color not as an act of boycott but rather protecting my vote mental health. And so you know. Some Democrats boycotted the speech entirely honestly. This is where again the Democrats if you present a united front. Why didn't you just not go? That would have been powerful. But Oh poor the US do you know do something like representatives Alexander Cortez and Anna practically did not go others like Russia totally walked Out Mid speech but there was a moment of course. That was the first thing I saw in the morning when I woke up which was speaker. Nancy Pelosi who then seated just behind trump basically ripped up his speech in half and Democrats were praising her of course Republicans were like. Oh my God this is so uncivil of her please right and even though that was a viral moment. And that's what everyone talked about. It's important to mention as well that Pelosi and as well a lot of other Democrats they actually stood up up and clapped when trump. He pointed out to one guy though who was guests there who's the opposition voice Venezuela because trump quoted him has quote the true in legitimate president of Venezuela. It's complicated we've talked about Venezuela there are reports Guay lack support like it in Minnesota anymore and it was just fascinating to me to seize Pelosi sort of contrast ripped up the speech at the end but then she was standing up for a very controversial figure exactly that it brings up some ugly memories of the United States in Latin America. That's all I'm going to say about that. And it didn't and there I. She met with him. She met with him on Thursday and also they'll met with trump is well at the White House on Wednesday so Venezuela complicated my my own cynical take guys and you guys can tweet at me. I really don't Care It's twenty. Twenty trump needs votes in Florida. This look good. It's clear that Venezuela's is a partisan issue but the other thing the other thing that's not the part that got me riled up. You got me riled up because I was Texan our producer and you after this is why I couldn't I just I was was like no. That's why you couldn't watch it so. I took one for the team in the name of the journalism. I hope I get that knowledge event so I was watching this live. Trump trump giving the presidential medal of freedom to rush limbaugh. Are you fucking kidding me. The right-wing eight wing talk show radio host. It's been around since the eighties and this is the part where I'm going to be really honest with you. I get it. I know he has advanced lung cancer. Again it guys. I actually got trolled. The federalist as one of the people that criticize the rush limbaugh thing. Because how dare I bring this up because the man has advanced lung cancer. I get guys. He's sick but at the same time. What has he done for the last thirty forty years the history of racist sexist anti anti immigrant language? Well actually the way we call it. Thanks to people like rush limbaugh. We came up with a term for this. It's called hate speech right. Yes hates the trade so I live tweeted in the moment. Hey guys this is how white supremacy work so now my tweet is in the right wing media circles. So I take that as a badge of honor but the other takeaway from me that night money out was the normalization of the so-called criminal migrant it's so flipping clear how the mainstream mainstream media doesn't know how to handle this and this is where I sit here and I'm like I'm glad I did watch state of the Union because it kind of reassured me and it confirmed that the work that we do here for Doodo media within the thick would Latino rebels will Latino USA with all the projects that we do that the basis of humanizing immigrants and and humanizing the POC experience in this country matters. And I just want to take this moment to clearly differentiate ourselves in the media space because that is absolutely absolutely needed in the moment. Well that's why I didn't want to watch this because you know I have been on the ground recently very much on the ground reporting with with the people who he is calling criminals and so I feel bad and I might go back and watch elements because I have to understand his. I engage with people who are trump supporters reporters. Yeah but that's exactly why watching rush limbaugh getting the medal of freedom like Rosa Parks. Like Jackie Robinson Right. You know that it. It is being placed on the neck of rush limbaugh. Who you know? It's not just racist. SEXIST HOMOPHOBIC TRANSPHOBIC. Everything anything he created trump he helped to create this narrative. So right I don't WanNa say anything negative towards him in terms of his health but at the same time joe use spew so much hate you have so much hate in you. which is I think part of the way we want to end the show this week? which is we're feeling like? A lot of hate a lot of motivation of hate a lot of people you know is spewing hate even the president you know spewing hate and I certainly don't want to be holding on to any of that hate not right now so that means you know taking care of ourselves and talking to each other and finding spaces four self love and treating ourselves sells well because what just happened as I said to my students this history. We are all on the front lines of watching our democracy being challenged in the greatest way in modern history. And so we need to hold on and be ready and be there for each other And so I'm really thankful that we have in the fake. That's one thing I'm serious. Unlike God they get in the fake. Then we need this outlet. I needed nine. I need to talk to you as you know when this was happening with Reagan when this was happening happy with Bush and we miss you know we didn't have this because again this is bad but also corrupt American presidents been there done on that in the democracy of the United States of America. Hosa and I'm Julia Rela Right now. Remember that you can listen to in the thick on Pandora on spotify wherever you get your podcast to also remember to rate and review us. Be that social media person. Follow us on twitter and instagram. We have a good time. They're it also like us on facebook in the thing is produced by Nicole Rothko and Moore Saudi our audio engineers. Are Stephanie Lebow Julia. Rousseau and the Asah our digital editor is not our Internet Guy La Hoya the music you heard his Kersey. I've not seen since easy. Kate records was you on our next episode dear listener. Thank you so much for he onto New Hampshire.
U.S. Officials Say Iran Accidentally Shot Down Ukrainian Plane
"And on Wednesday? Ukrainian airplane crashed after being hit by I missile near the airport in Tehran. Killing all one hundred seventy six people on board. US and other allied officials believe the strike was from Iran and was accidental antle because Iran's defense systems were on high alert. This is what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said about the strike which killed sixty three Canadians. who were on board? We have intelligence from multiple sources including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates indicates that the plane was shot down by Iranian surface to air missile. This may well have been unintentional. However Iran is denying this and says they're still investigating then
"itt" Discussed on In The Thick
"In this thing I'm Jimmy McCain and I'm worried Ayla ITT sound off Jamila thanks for entering the show Because I have to be honest with you I mean we just did our alive Cambridge show which by the way drops on Tuesday in your feed so that's coming out it was video. Thank God because you're giving us an anchor I am talking to you from garage in Boston multitasking I'm literally like you know I'm hoping like boss it doesn't get all noisy luckily it sounded like New York but it's still have some noise but anyway you got to keep us on ISOS Julio so for it I'm so happy you're with us this week okay so let's get into our first topic on Tuesday the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral mints about three cases that could significantly impact LGBTQ rights these were from New York Georgia and Michigan two of the cases were about men who were fired from their jobs after coming out as gay and the third was about a trans woman who had been fired after deciding to live her life as a woman so the Scotus heard arguments that would basically decide if federal nondiscrimination laws should also protect LGBT people for some reason even though all these cases dealt with workplace discrimination over sexual orientation or gender identity a lot of the hearing was focused on bathroom usage of course because you know why not the official transcript shows that the word bathroom was used at least eighteen times in the hearing even Justice Sotomayor called it the big issue right now that's raging the country okay you know it's interesting because transposes ability need to use the bathroom has become such a political lightning rod over the past five to ten years and it's ridiculous right like you know you're here talking about whether or not what Trans folks should be able to work and live right like everyone's talking about the bathroom exactly but like what's the bigger issue that's being missed here yeah I mean look like what's interesting to me is that we have this moment in our culture where you have shows like pose where you have shows like euphoria and culturally you know you've seen this shift in terms of folks expression in their Gender Identity Trans Folks Gender Not Conforming folks coming to the forefront creating shows and then politically you've got this backlash right and and I think that we're missing is that the fact that the majority of Trans folks in this country are just trying to live they're just trying to hold onto their jobs to make enough if money survive right into the statistics are that there was a study with Twenty Eight Thousand Trans folks around the country and a huge portion of them had been homeless before huge portion of them had been fired because of their gender identity and you know like you look at all of these issues in terms of HIV AIDS transmission I'm listening sex work like all of these kind of go back to like what we're allowing Trans Folks and Trans Women in particular to do to live your I think you're right the point about survival but for people that are following what's happening out of Supreme Court on these cases it's GonNa take months before we'll hear a final decision but at the same time Lgbtq nights are also playing a big part in the twenty twenty election so on Thursday CNN and the Human Rights Campaign hosted a power of our pride equality townhall aw there were nine of the twenty twenty Democratic candidates who took part the answer questions from the audience they dealt with issues like family leave for gay couples violence again transgender people discrimination against the Lgbtq community and there was a moment when Morgan Cox Chair of the Human Rights Campaign's board of Director asked Elizabeth Warren about what she say to someone who's against same sex marriage so let's just listen to how e Warren answered that okay you're on the campaign trail and you're a supporter approaches you and says Senator I'm old fashioned and my face breath teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman what is your response well I'm gonNA assume it's a guy who said that and I'm going to save just marry one woman assuming you can find one the snap you are and then throughout the event activists in the audience were shouting over several candidates to highlight the violence against Trans Women of color as of now according to Human Rights Campaign nineteen trends people have been killed mostly Black Trans Women but one moment where Black Trans woman blossom see Brown took over the Mike in protests while candidate Federal Rourke was on stage with C. N. N.'s Don Lemon hi I just wanted to take a moment before I ask my question to validate the pain of our transgender siblings that demonstrated earlier and that have spoken up today Book Trans Women for the last time let me tell you something but traffic warmer our our lives matter I must extraordinary black dress meant man man say I know he's come here no no I just want to ask you something Jamila what are your thoughts about these clips show out I fall blossom. Thank you you know the first clip with Elizabeth Warren strikes me in that marriage equality has been an issue that ah from two thousand eight onward was very controversial even within the queer community right like should we be fighting for the right for a few of us to get married and enter this sort of institution or should we fighting for our lives and I think you know the second part of that the murder of Black Trans Women the lives of black transpeople is much more of a albumin of all the relief fucked up problems in the world that are in America that were not willing to address right we're not willing to address misogyny eh not willing to address racism we're not willing to address you know how we're taught as a community to look at gender into look at gender identity so you know Sir Yes so Itt all-star Amar Jones she talked about the role that we don't really want to talk about the role of black SIS men yeah in the murders of Trans Women Trans Women in the United States are being murdered at a rate not seen in any other country on the planet except for Brazil and Mexico ninety percent of those killed are Black Trans women overwhelmingly and every single case where there is a suspect someone who's been arrested or someone who's been convicted that's been at the hands of a black sis heterosexual identifying men therefore it means that the murderer black trans women in the United States is action L. E. on a global scale edible epidemic which you know I think that was a really really important moment I think it's really important that Black Trans woman are forcing their way into the conversation Hey this Julio and I know you're always looking for new podcast related to politics so we wanted to recommend into new podcast called climate twenty twenty and this podcast makes climate change the top issue of the two thousand twenty presidential election for this week's episode advanced the climate change movement in a much-needed direction plus David talks with Wall Street Journal Energy reporter Russell go so guys subscribe to Climate Twenty Twenty podcasts or wherever you listen and learn more at climate twenty twenty podcasts dot com.
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"You WanNa shut out a Mar Jones who's the host of translators she's a Black Trans Woman who recently held a livestream where she talked about this specific issue. Itt and it says something about us that like they have to be forced into the conversation right like we're not offering them asleep at the table they're taking it because that's historically black folks have had to do climate twenty twenty global climate protests are ramping up again and this time they're focusing on banks host David Gober Jeff has been they explain how these latest protests.
Mark Burnett, ITT And Arizona discussed on The Conservative Circus
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James Gunn re-hired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director
"My life. This is amazing. I am also a guardians mega family. You know, before we get into the reaction. Ben tell us what is going on here. Yes. So deadline reports that they've confirmed with both marvel and with James guns represent representatives that James Gunn is coming back to direct guardians of the galaxy volume three. They said that this decision was actually made months ago after after conversations between gun and Walt Disney studios president Allen horn. Apparently, they talked a bunch of times and horn just decided that it was a good idea to bring him back on he made some sort of mentioned that horn was convinced or felt that guns reaction was appropriate in terms of just like apologizing again, and sort of keeping his head low and not really. You know, making a big fuss about everything, and they just you know, the professional way that James Gunn hand handled this entire terrible situation, which was orchestrated in bad faith from the very beginning. It seems like his professionalism ended up coming back around in being the thing that that ended up getting him the job again marvel apparently never met with or considered any other director four guardians three. So although that talk about maybe Tikal ITT or Adam McKay, potentially stepping in was just you know, unfounded rumor, and we the only other really concrete piece of information. That's probably worth noting here is that James Gunn is going to direct. The suicide squad aka suicide squad too for DC, and then begin production on gardens of galaxy volume three so marvel and Disney are letting him I guess honored that the deal that he's already made with Warner Brothers in DC and letting him tackle that film. I before gardens three it's up and running by the way, letting him tackle. Oh that foam. I I think is a bit loaded. I keep on seeing people say Twitter. I'm sure he has a contract that prevents him from doing anything until he's done with the suicide squad. You know? You know? It's probably true. Yeah. I I could have chosen better words to to say that. Yeah. Good call. But people are like surprised that like marvelous letting him do that I feel like there's no way around that. It's quad comes out in the summer of two thousand twenty one which means that we're probably not he's not probably not going to get started on guardians three until probably late twenty twenty one which means we won't see until twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three. Right. Yeah. But the good news about this to like the script on stuff they might be able to fast track. It you know, depending on how I guess how far they had if they were into pre production at all before they were they had bore. They were vocation scouting. They were then. So it might not be may not take them as long. So maybe they'll get it done sooner. Yeah. Maybe he can, you know, do the the rest of wall E's working on to quite. I'm not sure how like contracts work if you're even allowed technically to do that. When you're committing yourself to one studio for one film. But okay, Brad, I I know you kinda gave you reaction, but give us a little more of it. No, I'm I'm so pump for this. It's it's been such a Downer ever since James gone was fired even rewatching the guardians movies. Just thinking about you know, him not being around for the third chapter him not getting a complete what he set out from the beginning. You know, he had talked about before how guardians three. He was supposed to, you know, bring the arcs of the original guardians to an end. And you know, usher in a new era for them made with some new characters and kind of kick off the the next ten years of the cosmic side of the marvel cinematic universe. Even though they've Kevin as recently kind of downplayed that a little bit.