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Former ITT Tech students to see $330 million in loans erased

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:52 sec | 5 d ago

Former ITT Tech students to see $330 million in loans erased

"A mash of lone settlement involving a failed nationwide for profit college will help thousands of students escaped crushing debt. 43,000 former students of the now defunct ID tech nationwide, their loan balances being forgiven. It's a settlement with 49 states, including California. I do have a degree, but it's worth this. One former students focus. He s in Michigan about his experience at I T T Technical Institute for profit college students racked up massive debt, unaware that they were paying over 16% interest on loans for education That didn't get too many work. Every job I apply to, you won't get take me because I come from I t for 1000 of those former students are from right here in California, California Attorney General Javier Bashira says What's left of T T to pay $330 million is a fine Cover the costs of prosecution. Craig figure came next. 10 70 News, Radio

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

06:55 min | Last week

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"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.

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A Democracy at Risk

In The Thick

04:30 min | Last month

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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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

04:57 min | 3 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

09:01 min | 4 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"My dear dear dear dear listener welcome to in the thick and I'm Lorella and it is. I think it's free. Yes it's Friday it's Friday and it's itt sound hey what's up the United States of America what's up USA. You know what we have a President Sane. Very stupid things like oh well you know. If we didn't test we wouldn't have so many people testing positive. We're GONNA give you the facts right which are very sad and we do this with love. So we're going to talk about the past week of congressional hearings. We're going to give you the wrap up we're going to start with Dr Anthony. Fao CHEAP The top infectious disease expert in the US. He testified before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday along with other health officials from the trump administration sidebar. Like half of. The Senate was wearing masks. The other house was not what the hell in his testimony. Chee warned against reopening too soon. Hello and also said that the number of deaths in the US which as of now is over eighty five thousand. He says it's probably higher which we know. Many people are dying at home. One moment that we're going to share with you. Is this exchange between forty and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul? Who is you know? Had Covert Nineteen and. He was arguing that the schools need to be opened in the fall for the sake of the children. So I think we ought to have a little bit of humility and our belief that we know what's best for the economy and as much as I respect you doctor voucher. You're the end hall. I don't think you're the one person I guess to make a decision. We can listen to your advice. But there are people on the other side saying there's not going to be a surge and that we can safely opened the economy and the facts will bear this out but if we keep kids out of school for another year. What's going to happen is the poor and underprivileged kids. Who Don't have apparent that's able to teach them at home are not gonNA learn for a full year and this dear listener is how cheap responded. The second thing is that you use the word. We should be humble about what we don't know and I think that falls on the fact that we don't know everything about this virus and we really better be very careful particularly when it comes to children because the more and more we learn. We're seeing things about with this fires can do that. We didn't see from the studies in China or in Europe for example right now children presenting with Kovin Sixteen Corp in Nineteen. Who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome very similar to Kawasaki Syndrome. I think we'd better be careful if we are not cavalier thinking that children are completely immune the deleterious effects so again you're right in the numbers at children in general do much much better than adults and the elderly particularly those with online editions. But I am very careful hopefully humble and knowing that I don't know everything about this disease and that's why I'm very reserved in making broad predictions. F- Ouchi just thank you you. It can no savvy most neither we really every time we think we know something something. Yeah we realized we just. Oh and that's the hard part we don't we just don't yeah the humility. I love that that humble line it was just like like. Let's talk about Humility Hulu. I think the thing about voucher. That's important when he says what we don't know and this is just a warning With love everybody. Who has kids out there right because now there's this other inflammatory deadly condition likely linked to cove in one thousand nine cases here in New York. I think it's up to three or four people under eighteen. Who have died. So it's it's not going away yet. No it's not so reopening KK portfolio. But I also think there's a balance you have to have a balance because I also think that keeping people inside we have to look at the whole impacts of this. I agree with you. You know what I totally agree with you and like open. Your city parks open things and have people socially distance. Yeah because I do think after certain point human beings we're not built for being inside. I'm sorry like the weather's getting better. But we gotta do it responsibly. Actually we need direction right like what you can and can't do if we've all been isolating for two months. What is appropriate? What is not how can we be safe? An easing back into being social human beings. I agreed yeah and then on Thursday. Rick Bright he's the former top. Us vaccine official. He also testified before Congress. He was removed right from this position. He was director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. He claimed in a whistleblower complaint that it was because he prioritize quote science and safety over political expediency and resisted pushing. Trump's claims that chloroquine and hydrochloric Quinn could treat the virus. And here's what he said in his testimony. Our window of opportunity is closing if we fail to improve our response now. Based on science I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged. There will be likely a resurgence of Kobe. Nineteen this fall. It'll will be greatly compound it by the challenges of seasonal influenza. Without better planning twenty twenty could be the darkest winter in modern history. Maria as bizarre it was to see virtual hearing and some senators and some people were in DC. Some of them weren't tell me what you thought about just the last couple of days regarding these hearings so when I heard bright's testimony and I didn't watch it live. My heart just sank because suddenly and we've been hearing this over and over again. The fact is is that you know that they did have information. You know I'm not a medical expert. I'm not a member of the. Who but if people are saying there's a pandemic coming. I would probably listen and hearing him talk so clearly about the fact that he was warning and thinking about the fact that in January you know what I was doing. We're about to drop the first story that I was doing. I was reporting in quite is for Latino. Usa I was furthest thing I was thinking about was a pandemic and they knew and so my heart sank. Because I'm like you know how many people I've lost like that. I know or people who I know and I don't WanNa say the word that crossed my mind when I thought of not just trump but others in his administration because in fact they are letting people die people in your neighborhood in my neighborhood and I just felt sick. Yeah I know what you mean I know mean when. I also think it's important at the same time. This is going on in this sort of bizarro trump world that at least you have people like cheat and bright who are trying and whether here's the thing there's going to be efforts to discredit them through the trump media machine and I think people need to see through that and understand that public health officials really no no partisan politics and we're very lucky. So here's hoping so. Let's move onto our second topic which is actually going to be the latest from the Supreme Court hearings because all of a sudden the supreme court has gone virtual crazy so on Tuesday. The court heard three cases over teleconference. They're all linked to trump and his efforts to shield his tax returns and his business records from various house. Committees as well as the Manhattan district attorney so Jaysekulow who is trump's personal lawyer. He was on the teleconference any argue. That trump should be granted. And I'm quoting temporary presidential immunity cake. Because he's not an ordinary citizen always so he's the alien all this time. They were calling us the aliens. He's the Alien Gotcha. So this is how justice. Sonia Sotomayor your responded to that argument computers have ethical obligations with respect to grand jury investigations. They have to keep those investigations secret. They can be prosecuted if they leaked that information. Don't we usually presume that state courts and State Prosecutors Act? They should and in good faith even if he were to. If you look leaping ish and doesn't look presidents always have the opportunity to show that particular subpoena in fact was issued in that the president was given that opportunity. Here and a affidavit I understand was filed under seal setting the reasonable grounds for the investigation. I I'm not sure why. He's entitled to more immunity.

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

06:08 min | 4 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"Right. After more than two months the McMichael's they were arrested. They were charged with murder and aggravated assault. And this is what Arby's family lawyer. S Lee Merritt had to say after the arrest on eleven alive which is Atlanta's NBC affiliate. Social media reaction in that video coming out scene just really really turned up this week and it seems like it went from nothing to a whole lot of something fast. So it's important to know that the video was oriented in the hands of prosecutors and investigators prior to being released publicly. And so what we learned from that is it was the public reaction that caused the major shift in this case and so what? I hope he will take away from. That is that it's going to be there. Continued Investment Just's Maria this is a modern day lynching there's no other way to put us no. That's exactly what it is and we've been talking about the fact that we believe this happened to be caught on tape. Okay so for those of you who you know. Yes you're right. I'm very sad to say there is fear this does happen. I don't know if you also saw the arrest of these two men which happened with kid gloves who was also filmed posted. The way they treat them. It's just like came. Come over here. We're going to put these little handcuffs. And then I think about a young boy's head being sat on by an NYPD officer who had what he was doing was taping on his phone another NYPD encounter. It's just like we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA come at you with kid gloves. Because you're white men no escape. It's such in our face and you know is becoming so important at this time because black and brown lives are at stake every day from the racist structural institutions. That are in place because another devastating thing happened this week. Who Your I mean your so? On Wednesday of fifty seven year old immigrant became the first detainee to die due to complications from Cova nineteen. This can pass this can say godless Ernest. Iskoe by two Mahia. He was being held in Otay Mesa. Detention Center in San Diego. Cornea do better. Oh Tie MESSA detention center. He died in the hospital where he had been. Battling OVID's since late April right. So here's interesting rate so. That news broke out Wednesday Monday broken. I actually shared the link with the team and we published the story and I followed a couple of things and then on Thursday I sends a statement a went into my inbox and I read the statement up and the way ice framed it this meant died and they basically just listed out. Mahia'S CRIMINAL RECORD. He didn't have to die. Let's start there and this whole notion that he said well he had conditions. He had hypertension. And I'm like these immigrant. Jails are hot spots. There was this case out of Massachusetts Money. That was proven. They're not getting soap. They're not getting sanitizer. They're not socially distancing and the fact that ice does this statement as if as if cardinals scoreboard May. It was his fucking fault for dying from coverted. He shouldn't have been here. That's basically what that statement is about. I don't get super angry anymore. Maria but this week my God it's alive. Yeah like I just I mean the statement I was like. Oh yeah he di tough shit like. That's what it's become actually not only that Julia. It was worse than that. Because if you read that statement actually and we have many colleagues in our business who will read that statement. They'll say well. Wow Wow yeah. It looks like they went over and above Oh man he was on a ventilator. Exactly Marie Dude. Isn't he legal? Thank you so I read that statement in all of the cold hearted this seriously in which it was written but I also understood that the way many of our colleague will see that is. They'll just see like facts and the thing is hello people in institutions across this country lie consistently and when it has to do with people of Color. They lie a hell of a lot so please be skeptical. And I'll leave you with this like about his death and about these immigrant. Jails being hot spots. Monday are seventy percent of the Chinese. Break One hundred. Nineteen of one hundred. Seventy one detainees in hotel MESSA chested and they were positive and I says it has tested only seven hundred and five eighteen nationwide without breaking testing down by detention center. I can't say I told you so but we knew this was going to happen. Julio we have been saying for a while prisons jails detention facilities and meat processing plants food processing plants areas. You know where people of color are working intensely while many of us have the privilege to be able to isolate like wildfire. Haven't even begun to see it. So I pray for everybody but you know what Julio you are a little angry. This week I kind of. I know that you're going through a lot. Yeah so we're shouting out to your family in particular to your father in law. He's good and everything's good for sending. Julio Everybody Sends Julio and his father in law good Juju but to end with something light ish Julio something that's bringing you joy that you're thinking about that you can focus on that brings some light to. You are going to be very simple when I heard about Carlos this story and I read that statement. I shut everything down and I just put music and I put Entre Carlos and I put unhappy Spanish cheesy music and I played it through my Home Office and I was good and then I got do in a thick with you so there and I think about all the people that are listening to us and I'm like you get the Amigos content. You know what I mean so I'm good. Thanks Maria Joel..

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

09:15 min | 5 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"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.

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

05:53 min | 5 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"This pandemic rights on you. Were talking a little bit about the Bronx. So when you hear that because that's something that you've been following right because of course there's a headline that says you know the Bronx used to be the center of poverty. Now is the center of the pandemic. And I'm just like You didn't have to go back to one thousand nine hundred seventy s trope about the bronx South Bronx. But you just did it. Because the South Bronx in the Bronx is really borough and there are very very very wealthy parts of the Bronx by the way very wealthy. Exactly Riverdale Yeah. You know upper parts of the Bronx a very very wealthy but much of the Bronx is really just like Chelsea Massachusetts. It's a place that is supporting the life of the wealthy of Manhattan in many ways so it is now yes remains. The city's poorest borough. It is the hot spot of the virus right now. It has the highest rate of infections per capita just like Chelsea so our producer. Nicole Rothwell called up guidroz Chavez. He's a bronx resident whose mother bed time is in the hospital on a ventilator right now due to cover nineteen and this is what. God loss wanted to share with all of us here at in the thick. How did they make two weeks being dated? You know about Talita. Basically channel into Beta because of the pneumonia pizza virus and the line. Her lungs basically not receiving the oxygen that didn't receive and her saturation levels going down. She's also this upcoming Saturday. She makes three weeks in the hospital hospitalized. One Week she was on oxygen tank only but they won't be like that that's not enough to know. She's I really receive oxygen. 'cause always putting them into ventilator is the last option. 'cause it's much harder to recover from that and well unfortunately we haven't got any good updates but then again on the side you know. She's not getting worse. And that's what really gives us hope and like right now The basically I call every day twice a day to see him. Get UPDATES on her. And the always She's in Jacobi Hospital. And they're right here in Bronx and Pelham Parkway and they're always hopeful there you know. I can't really talk about it but the hospital. They've always keep up to date with any changes. Anything bad on Monday. They actually gave us a big scared. I get a phone call like around twelve afternoon that she could have possibly passed away that day and I actually was fortunate enough to go see her so they told me you do not. You're coming at you on risk when I was a hundred percent aware that you know that I'm going on my own risk and I'm putting my life in danger by exposing myself to go see her and entering the hospital knowing how infected it is right now but unfortunately they wanna go inside the room but there is a winter over and you could see all the tubes that she's Incubated in and you know I just one bad you scream at her like mom you gotta wake up you gotTa be cover and you know just giving her home national get better. Been up to now you know. They manage to allies from that scared of on Monday. And thank God you know. She's still here with us right now. She is fighting. He's GonNa get better. I just I don't know I just have something in. We have a piece inside me that I know she's GonNa get better might take time but I'm hopeful and I pray to God that she will get better And you know we live together my whole life basically like anybody else. You know your mother's your world nearly always always for her. She always told me whatever happens. You always gotta be from on your feet and touch your toes to the ground and don't shake don't tremble. You gotta be strong. Whatever happens because My mom was always somebody realistic. You know who knew that life is crazy and she'd always talk to about what would happen if anything happened to her. She'd always take your house. You're the man of the House you know mentally. Obviously it's hard 'cause you know it's mom you'd miss her. It only happen to me. It was actually. I was playing like he was like two in the morning. I'm playing my police station and the living room and I just started weeping and crying like a baby because he'd always come out like she's GonNa go. You're not going to see almost three or four in the morning you're still playing and then you know I'm over here crying like we'd be like a baby because I'm like why her like why hurting you know but then you know we're Catholic. Religious on my life has a purpose. They want us to get together as a family like. I have my family because I'm willing child. But she has a bunch of sisters and brothers who are constantly calling me. How is she checking up on me? I need something to go. Eat in their house. Not The best cook. I never really took time to learn how to over secret recipes and how cook all the good stuff so now. I'm in between me like when she comes back. I gotTA learn how to Cook you know. Tell me all the secret recipes and everything but I can Thankfully say that I'm peaceful like I don't know there's just something that you know faith and hope that she's going to get better. I always pray to God. They nine all her saint that she believed that we believe in always pain. And I'm just thank God like peaceful inside you know it's obviously hard and you know but like I said I tried to block away all that stuff and I just try to. We mean strong more than anything for her. God knows you know. Sometimes you may think you don't know the recipes but actually maybe you do trust that you actually do know how to make some of this. Yeah recipes you think your mom. I bet the has. Yeah totally right. Trust trust that she's actually and try going to the kitchen right and just try it and play a lot of music. Play a lot of her work. Carlos Camille Sisto and Puma Luis Miguel. That's all I'm listening to these days. Stickier cook and listen to like cheesy Boleros from the seventies and eighties to London. Smith seem.

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In The Thick

09:06 min | 5 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"You know it. There's a showdown here right. Except that those those people were cool. Okay those people in the west side story. We're okay very heavily. Made up not let the nose. They were Greek all kinds of flaws but the Music Leonard. Bernstein was amazing. You get the point. So it was like showdown right. So here's what Governor. Cuomo said on CNN tonight on Wednesday responding to trump's comments that it's the state's responsibility to do testing. Why is it so hard? Is it about not having enough tests? Not Enough people not enough labs. Why can't America do it when we can do everything? It's all of the above all of the above bay. We can we can you. Yes can you do it in one month? Well no so. Everybody's reaction is hands off because this is now going to be the blame game well. It wasn't enough testing. Who's to blame? That's why the President set eleven times after I said eleven times. The states can't do the tests right. You've never heard me say I'm not capable I give up. I don't like to say it's not who I am. Not what I believe but I said it because I want to make sure we're clear I can't do it. You know. Cuomo has been getting a lot of praise in the media for how he's handling this outbreak. And I've said here he is. The only person who I listened to in terms of the daily update. He is so not perfect. I'm his arrogance is everywhere but I do. I do appreciate the way he has handled certain aspects of this situation in the state of New York. He's also there's been a lot of confusion there's been mixed signals. He has been clearly open arguing with the mayor of New York City. Bill de Blasio over. Who has the authority to close schools? For example you know close parks etc and then there's trump who's basically been criticizing everyone. Hello good. This headline really caught me. Julio this headline from Rebecca's traced her writing for the cut enough with the Dick swinging and I was like girl I feel you. I totally feel you living in New York. Totally feel you trumpy de Blasio Cuomo. This is a quote from her piece. It says so. Cuomo calls trump dictatorial and trump calls governors who challenge a muteness and these men have media cockfights while people die. It's not cute. It's not funny. It's not hot. It's a travesty. And he tells US everything about power how it's distributed how it's communicated how it's understood and how it's mismanaged to tragic and malignant effect. So Julio we wanted to talk about the patriarchy white male power white male supremacy in the face of this pandemic. And I'm just going to share with you this morning on my early morning. Walk Through my Harlem Park. You know and just being so appreciative of healing and feeling healthy and being able to walk. I mean now. I'm being attacked by allergies so I can barely see between the glasses in the face mask. And the this and the glasses fogging up in my eyes tearing up. It's like but you know I was thinking a block away from my park. People are living in public housing. While I'm have the capacity to enjoy and take a picture of a flower or a tree or meditate for example you know in central park I suddenly was just my heart got so compressed because I started thinking about the families within stone's throw from me who are like shit unless our neighbors are helping us. We may not eat and how powerless I felt our these people who are the most desperate bean served by of governor Cuomo or a Bill de Blasio you tell me where very specifically there addressing the immediate need as opposed to excuse me. Excuse me the Dick Swinging. I hate to say that gross. Where you Kinda do hate to say it but you said it twice because I mean perfect encapsulates everything that is going on at least on the political sense by the way a couple of things regarding Cuomo. He has said that the way in which we will return is that people who test positive for the antibody. We'll be able to return to work. I and this gets into a whole level of like futuristic scientific medical based discrimination and or acceptance. This is from a piece in the Atlantic that says quote and certificate that affords special status like the ability to work while others are quarantined. We'll create incentives for people to deliberately infect themselves or to game the system with counterfeits that was Alexandra Falen of Georgetown University. I mean I can feel it right. I can already feel it like way what that sounds immediately discriminatory so invasive and. This is the problem a little bit you know. Now it's become personality driven. It's become a reality show so everyone is now you know the way. The news media mainstream cable news that meet people that are covering this on the daily levels but this whole nonsense of everyone's a character now because that's the only way you can look through this and everything's becoming repeat it so it's like you know. Cuomo you know the anti-trump and then trump the evil fascist Mussolini guy who says he's in charge and then you have to blasios renegade city mayor for Cuomo and all this it becomes a character and then you extend it such as the country and you start seeing. Wow there's a lot of white male governors out there but here's the other thing I wanNA point l. Just want to raise the issue of Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vasquez. Who is not a man? She is a woman. She Republican. You know she has his lock down in Puerto Rico. That's over thirty days now. Testing is ridiculously low. Scientists are freaking out. Puerto Rico is testing lower per capita than the rest of the United States. As the death rate from Corona virus known positive cases. They're more tests like the death rate is higher than the national average. And she's coming in as like I am in charge and it's this desire as well like the patriarchy. The white male patriarch is sort of this thing. You want to attain in politics right. You WanNa be tough. You WanNa be like out there and even someone like one of those who she's trying to almost be Trumpian right so I'm even fascinated by this white blonde Puerto Rican woman. You know what I'm saying. Don't get me started on Mrs Wanda. Don't get me started. I know but you know what I'm saying. So I've been focusing on that this week because if you think the United States like overall like people in Puerto Rico. They're freaking out so well. Hello Julio the Savior Complex. Which by the way we all you know that is produced out of Hollywood. The white male savior yes. We consume Hollywood movies. Hollywood scripts so we all fall victim to wanting a savior. I mean I think has a lot to do with. Trump comes in. I do want to say something in terms of governors because Governor Gavin newsom on Wednesday announced that California by the way thirty percent of Latinos in the United States live in the state of California. Not all of them are undocumented but many are especially those who work in the food areas of course Cosa Changle media that. We're all eating right picking the food that we're all leading yet governor Gavin newsom. This was I mean. Oh God it's good news in a terrible situation. 'cause we're pretty much fucked but this is great news. Governor Gavin newsom announced that California will give five hundred dollars per adult two hundred fifty thousand undocumented immigrants in this state who were not eligible for aid from the federal government stimulus package. It's still a little tiny bit. But newsom said the aid will be covered by combination of taxpayer and charitable dollars. And then you know the guy who I'm like watching and listening to your cuomo going your Cuomo. He's all like you know and we have like one of the things I like about. Him is how he's made this a little bit personal about his family and how his wife and kids are getting sick of him and like psycological pressure. But but you know what Andrew Cuomo the least you can do in this moment. The least you can do is to actually put into action the words that you are saying. Which is we're going to for each other. And we're tough New Yorkers. We been through this and we've been through that you know how many undocumented people have lived through nine eleven right. Do you know how many so how about if you follow in the footsteps of the very forward thinking state of California and help undocumented immigrants in the state of New York this morning Julio I saw a day labor with his backpack on trying to find work and I was heartbroken. These are the people.

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In The Thick

08:05 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

14:45 min | 5 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"Hey welcome thin. Thick Lorella and I'm Jimmy Lake King and this is. It sound up. Yes So Maria. Still focusing on healing but. I know she's feeling better. You probably have seen her tweets. She's looking herself. She's feeling herself so she will very likely be back next week for the next set of tees but in the meantime we get to Jamila King Again. I love time with Jamila. I'm always happy to hang out with the fans so always happy to be here. So let's get to it with our first topic. We're going to start with an update on the corona virus pandemic as of this recording. There are now over one point six million cases worldwide and over one hundred thousand reported deaths in the United States. The number of reported cases still rising with over four hundred sixty thousand infected and over seventeen thousand deaths. New York City is also still. The epicenter of the virus and on Wednesday data released by state officials showed that the death rate of Latinos and Black New Yorkers is about twice that of White New Yorkers. This data is also alarming nationally. Were across the Midwest and the South Black Americans comprise the majority of cases and deaths. I'm in Boston. There was just data. That was released on Thursday and that disparity is also showing in Boston. And you know while you can talk about these statistics as a result of preexisting health issues in black communities or socioeconomic status. I mean we do have to acknowledge that. Structural and systemic racism in this country has led us to this devastating reality right earlier this week. We talked about how low income essential workers are bearing the brunt of this pandemic and on Wednesday the CDC issued new guidelines to get essential workers back to work even faster basically allowing them to go to work as soon as they stop having symptoms and as long as they take precautions at work like wearing a mask and doing social distancing and on Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talked about what returning to public. Life could look like testing capacity which we still have to develop. That is going to be the bridge from where we are today to. The New Economy in my opinion is going to be a testing informed transition to the new economy where people who have the antibodies people who are negative people who have been exposed and now are better. Those are the people who can go to work and you know who they are because you can do testing to Maala. Here's the thing about this and I'm just GONNA I'm gonNA keep it R. E. A. L. That would be real. The thing is about a month ago when this was starting to happen you me. Maria other journalists of color people that cover immigrant communities people that cover metro areas. They were saying the most vulnerable populations are going to be communities of color immigrant communities in urban centres poor communities both in urban centers and in rural centers right and all of a sudden. And I don't want to say I told you so. This is not an. I told you so thing but I can't get over the fact that all of a sudden this is now like Oh wow black and Latinos are being disproportionately impacted right. Who Knew You know? I'll give you the example. I'm up here in Boston in the Boston area. You Know New York is an epicenter. Massachusetts is also you know it's a hot spot north of the city there's a city called Chelsea Massachusetts which literally like is right off of north of Boston. It's the most immigrant Latino undocumented community in Metro Boston. One of them right. It's definitely a place where if you are from Massachusetts Chelsea Massachusetts. It's a place where you know. Immigrants Live right as of Thursday. It's become the latest hotspot in the state they had reported nearly four hundred cases and the reports have come in on Friday morning and officials going on local Boston. Media are saying that that's going to continue to rise and even like the racial disparity in Boston were forty percent of known cases are African Americans and African. Americans represent one quarter of Boston residents right and Latinos who make up twenty percent of residents made up about fourteen percent of known cases but the black community in Boston is disproportionately testing positive. In getting these cases the point being is that you know. I'm begging my media colleagues to stop covering this crisis as if it's just about physical distancing and everyone's on zoom and everyone's promote learning like you need to start looking at the communities that are really being disproportionately impacted and the problem that I fear Jamila is that because they have not covered these communities in the past. They don't know how to cover them now. Yeah exactly you know what I'm saying. So what are your thoughts? I'm sorry I got into this media critique but this is about life and death and we're getting a different narrative on the mainstream when you watch CNN MSNBC News. I don't even get me started about Fox. You're not kidding this narrative. Mortar your thoughts. You know who? I have been reporting this out this week from other Jones and I've been talking to black doctors specifically New York City to sort of look at how they were raising the alarm long before it got as bad as it's gotten and I was talking to one doctor Dr J. Blackstone who has a urgent care facility in Brooklyn and one of the things she told me. Was you know way on two months ago when we were first getting guidance from the CDC on how to deal with this and who should be tested you know she was having folks come into her clinics and they were all black and Brown folks and she had to turn them away from getting tested time and time again because the CDC had mandated that you could only get a test. If you had traveled to Italy or China also privilege Ray and there's a lot of black folks who are traveling between China right exactly so you know she was just like you know racial inequities were baked into how we approach this virus and so it should not be a surprise that the most vulnerable people in our society people who already suffer from respiratory illnesses lack of health. Care generations of you know warranted. Distrust of medical systems are now coming down with this virus and dying from it so. I'm not surprised that you know the the pressure is to get right back to work Because this is America. This is capitalism. But you know this is literally a matter of life and death and I think we're GONNA see this virus stick around for a lot longer than anyone wants to see it. Stick around because you know we're more concerned with the economy. I know okay. So let's move onto our second topic. We're.

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Coronavirus Close to Home

In The Thick

07:04 min | 6 months ago

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

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The Dehumanization of Latinx in the U.S.

In The Thick

05:59 min | 6 months ago

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

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Life in the Time of Corona

In The Thick

09:03 min | 6 months ago

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

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Biden, Sanders battle for the Latinx vote

In The Thick

07:56 min | 6 months ago

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

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In The Thick

05:03 min | 7 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"There's a higher Latino population we're not gonNA talk about Sanders. Because I think you've said clearly get that his ground game with Latinos and Latinas. He has the best Latin. Yeah he's ahead for sure that's factual okay then Biden or so then Warren and Klobuchar Gilda. Well it's funny you say that. So here's the thing about the difference. Between say Amy Klobuchar Mayor Pete and Bernie Sanders Sanders has invested organization into communities. That he lost remember. He Lost Nevada in two thousand and sixteen to Hillary Clinton. But we know in the reporting on even when we're doing the live shows in Vegas and talking to people. He's kept people there in the state so he has a very clear advantage in this community. People like Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar. They're not pulling well. I mean closures now pulling more with black voters and neither is Buddha judge. And that's the thing it's almost like you're late to the game and I think people are seeing through that and that's the difference. It's like if you're GONNA do this. It'll be very interesting to see what happens Saturday. The twenty second in Nevada with Buddha judge closure. Because that's the place where there are like you know Latinos for the first time and I don't know I feel like it's going to be one of those things that to be honest with you. I don't think they ever had a strategy and I think it's going to hurt them in the end do you think to? Maybe we shouldn't right off Biden because of Latinos in I don't add. Yeah I don't think we should. I feel but I just feel sad for Joe I really do. Yeah I feel sad. It's been pretty all right. We're GONNA move to our final topic and that's what's happening. Holy Jesus Christ in the Justice Department now just just give them the shit the fact that people are surprised that this is where I'm just like. Are you surprised to hear news on Tuesday of this week? All four federal prosecutors resigned from Roger Stone's criminal case after senior Justice Department officials said that they were going to overrule stones recommended sentence. The decision to reduce his sentence came after attorney. General William Bar intervene just hours after trump tweeted and complained about the sentence. I use meal I mean stone. Who was a former trump adviser? You guys know this. He was arrested and charged more than a year ago for obstruction giving false testimonies witness tampering. And this all happened during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling into our election so on Wednesday trump refused to say whether he would pardon stone. I mean really like the writing on the wall happened. We come on deepening. It's of course. Stone is set to be sentenced next week. And you saw William Bar on Thursday was like kind of backing off because trump. He was basically complaining about trump's tweets. Now now this notion of the fact that BAR WORKS FOR TRUMP. I think was pretty clear. And then he's now had to be like no other independent attorney. General might which is. Don't push me around shit but push me around. We're seeing what's going to happen media. Everyone's going to be pardoned authoritarianism. There's another way this is trump's like ca- ball of friends and everyone's like yeah whatever. Yeah it's all good. We're all feeling a little bit not protected on Friday morning when I saw that. Hope Aches is returning to the White House now. Hope Hicks is returning to the White House. And that's what my husband actually lied to me. He said I think we may be moving into dictatorship now and that was the first time he said that and a Dominican who knows about through hero for him to say that. I'm just saying I'm just saying the thing is is that basically we need to recognize and understand that while the mainstream media is all like. Oh my God. This is so surprising. And why is this happening? Like we've been saying it's happening. It's now. There is not an announcement with two thirteen ISM. We're in it people in it. And every one of us has a responsibility to be owning our voice. So that's IT Hosa and I'm remember good apple podcasts to rave reviews and always be sure that you listened to the end of the credits because there's always a surprise at the end by the way. Also you can listen to in the thick on Pandora spotify wherever you get your podcast. Follow us on twitter and on instagram. That show like us on facebook and tell your friends and family to listen in the biggest produced by Nicole Rothwell and your Saudi our audio engineers. Are Stephanie Lebow Julia? Caruso and Leah Shaw. Our digital editor is now. Our intern is godless Arroyo. The music you heard his courtesy of not you're not kept NC K. Records dearest listener. There won't be another primary for another week but we're taking next week to go to Mississippi to cover the primary but continue to listen. We'll see what our next episode show guys..

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In The Thick

09:09 min | 7 months ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"Wall. I actually are wrong. Mayor Bloomberg the overwhelming majority of young men who were stopped were black and Brown in New York City during these years. Tiny minority of white men who was actually found to be carrying more weapons. It was the white men because they never ever expected to be stopped so even though they said that they're looking for weapons on violent black and Brown men. They found him on the small tiny slim of white men who they stop and Bloomberg. Basically you know he was increasing. Stop and Frisk like at peak. Right it peaked. And his last year it peaked in two thousand eleven. Right when I had this conversation with him right and basically what happens people New York new this very well? It ends up going to trial in. Us District Court in Bloomberg's last term and a judge. Rules it unconstitutional. Let's rip it. Sounded like Terrell unconstitutional. That wasn't Charleston. I was about to say. That's what our all star would say. It was it was declared unconstitutional Mr Mayor. And even then he said quote they're ignoring the real world realities of crime because in his mind he has his image that all crime is of men of color right and he tried to get decision appealed before he left office. And and when you talk about it peaked mighty. I'm just looking at the statistics in two thousand eleven. There were a record in one year. Six hundred ninety five thousand stops eighty seven percent of those stops were either black or Latino being stopped by the NYPD. This is not going to go away with Bloomberg but the other thing I would mention if we're gonNA talk about all the candidates. Mayor Pete from South Bend. You mentioned. He had his own issues with policing which we've covered previously on in the thick this pool of candidates money when it comes to racial justice. And we're not having the most diverse candidates right now they don't have the best track records and that's where I think. I fear that it's talk right. That just GonNa talk and it's just going to be like the white gays again and that's what we're GONNA get. Well I'm sorry but you know. Suddenly when you said that I I had an image of not a white man and that was the talk from President Obama in regards to immigrants and immigration and it was just talk in the end so I think you're right right now. The track records for all of these candidates are not good. They all fall into that narrative that is emphasized by the mainstream media that the threatening people in your community are black and Brown men when in fact the massacres that have happened in. Our country have been by white men still important to note because we haven't really felt it yet but that Mike Bloomberg Wall of cash crushing down. And you know creating an image of himself and flooding into communities. That will be involved. The Super Tuesday may have an impact here. Because right now he's polling very well with black voters. It's me. I know I didn't go away. It's just a different kind of me. Look we've got to amazing live. Shows that are coming up We're going in Mississippi next week for two live shows right quick update guys. Both of these shows are now going to be in Jackson at the Alamo Theater. Downtown Jackson on the eighteenth and the nineteenth of February. We're GONNA be talking about the POC vote and the role of immigration and the Mississippi primary. Both shows guys are free and open to the public. Go to our social media find out more details to RSVP for our first Jackson. Live show on Tuesday the eighteenth Goto. Itt Live Jackson. Twenty twenty dot event. Bright Dot Com and then for the second Jackson live show on the nineteenth. You had to live Jackson. Immigration DOT EVENT BRIGHT DOT COM. So that's and after Mississippi. We're going to head to Detroit Michigan for a live show in partnership with W DT on Wednesday march fourth. Yeah the day after Super Tuesday right. It's going to be at the Senate theater in southwest Detroit. We're going to be covering the primary there the PC vote Michigan. Fourteen says a swing state. And you can. Rsvp DOT Li Slash. Itt Live from Detroit. Pike there was a lot of links there. They're going to be in our show notes. So don't worry about that but really make sure you come out and show love and do that. Poc thing and the allies like bring a lot of people with you. You know we don't go out solo. Yeah Bring Your family friends. The deal on goal the godparents that God child you know. Bring them yeah. 'cause WE WANNA see me. They're excited. Let's go onto our second topic so it's GonNa be about the POC vote this election cycle. I don't know if I'm obsessed about this but I'm really i. I kind of woke up in twenty twenty saying this is our Lens. This is our moment for in the thick and the media and Latino rebels are not Tina. Usa. Don't forget looking through this Lens. So you mention that Andrew. Yang has dropped out. There's essentially only one. Poc candidate left in the race. That's Elsie Gabbard. I don't expect any major comebacks from Tulsi Gabbard so I'm going to consider second tier candidate. I mean that's the reality but now suddenly here it is and you know Joe Biden. Set It on Tuesday in South Carolina after he left New Hampshire early. That was crazy Eddie with South Carolina. He's like hey folks time to focus on the black and Latino vote to all of a sudden everyone's waking up to diversity because Iowa New Hampshire have passed but you know what my position is on that money already said it several times so now these candidates they need the PC vote. And that's the part where you know. Someone like Biden who still the front runner in South Carolina. Especially with older black voters. That's going to be happening but you mentioned Bloomberg and his money. He's campaigning. Hard in the south. He has a campaign office Mississippi. He's got numerous endorsements from black leaders including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner then. There's Mayor Mayor Buddha judge who released this ad on Thursday. Get Okay Mom. Heinous committed Westerner presidency. They don't ESTA MONICA DECO secret. John Bratton me now it always does Grandes Estela then soon Medica Nova better this. You'll Miss Dewey Post to London and the kid of wet parking owner on West or by eastbound. Politial I saw. Oh my goodness oh I was GONNA say. He's Kinda like the Spanish honors student. What's going to happen next Pete? Buddha judge gave up brooks copy to law the payroll. What do you think about that ad? I mean like all of a sudden. It's like here. I am in Spanish. Nevada's coming remember. I know I knew that he spoke Spanish because he was here in the studio with me and so did speak a little bit of Spanish. Honestly I mean I hadn't heard that add to be honest with you. It's kind of adorable. And maybe that's what he's going for. Mayor Pete but you know what that may work. I think you're right. The question for me is as you're looking at the top tier of candidates now and sadly I agree with you Biden. You know his opportunity as I think. The African voter right now is being very strategic. Yeah and if they're looking at who could actually take on trump. Take him on in a kind of full-frontal way. That's where I think that Bloomberg could be perceived to do that because he basically is not so tied to the Democratic Party. That's going to be kind of forcing him to be more conciliatory in one. Way Or another and as we've heard from our friends who are black political analysts the black voter in South Carolina could move. I'm not sure if I see at one hundred percent with Biden as it once was I just WanNa know like es Mayor Pete. I've actually written about Mayor Pete and actually know about the people. In this campaign he actually had a couple of Puerto Ricans like who reached out to me earlier from South Bend. And they've always kind of how do I put it kind of haven't been clear about his relationship with the Latino community and I think it's showing a little bit that he's not pulling his hasn't been like in other words that there hasn't been a clarity of mission you sound like it's almost like hey. I'm here right like in. Here's yeah like like me. One of the things that he didn't South Bend than I don't understand why doesn't bring this up a lot. He actually pushed for municipal. Id's for you know the undocumented community very progressive south men right very progressive. But it doesn't come out in Nevada and places where he's where.

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In The Thick

09:46 min | 8 months ago

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"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.

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11:54 min | 8 months ago

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"The Senate voted to acquit president trump on both charges of obstruction to Congress and abuse of power. You know they. We're basically partisan except for Senator Mitt. Romney I actually tweeted this out. Julio because I came home and suddenly Mitt Romney was on television and my husband my son and I we just stopped dead cold. Yeah and watched him speak and I was like. This is the first time in our family that we have stopped like dead cold silent silence to listen to something that Mitt Romney had to say. But you know it's been pretty intense because the fury from trump has been very quick and quite clear which is making a lot of us feel all kinds of feelings and I don't even WanNa give them that power but okay. He spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. Fist in DC attacking Democrats basically flaunting his acquittal and then Thursday. He gave a more formal question. question-mark speech at the White House. I wouldn't know if it's a formal speech. It was definitely on state run. Television was weird White House on Thursday. It was weird we. I went through so Russia Russia Russia it was all bullshit we then went through the mullahs report and they should have come back. One day later. They didn't they came back two years later after lives were ruined after people went bankrupt after people lost all their money. So so we're GONNA get to some other stuff about speeches you know regarding also the state of the Union later in the show. But meanwhile the latest Gallup polls I don't understand this country. Seventy five percent of the people said that they wanted to see witnesses in the impeachment. Seventy five percent of the American public but at the same time now. Trump's approval rating has risen to forty nine percent which is the highest of his presidency. So you really. I don't know who your I said to my students. y'All feeling discombobulated much and they were all like yes. Yeah talk me down. Julio Question Mark I'm going to try you mentioned Romney. The image of you and headman being eerily silent in in a New York City Harlem apartment that needed to be a documentary. So I'm going to say that. But Rodney for people. No he was the first senator to ever vote to convict a president from his own party. Like that's in the history of the United States Mitt Romney. I'm based in Massachusetts was former governor of Massachusetts. And actually my sister. Yes that we're talking about family. My sister used to work at Bain and actually used to take his calls when he was running for president she told me he's the nicest man ever so. He has a reputation for being a very nice person. I think he was perceived as being very nice but clueless sadly just kind of. Yeah but I thought it was a moment and I think already. He's getting shot on. Can I say one thing about Thursday about trump. Yes I tweeted about this too many. This is how it felt to me first of all. Donald trump is not into Latin American dictators. He's not into Nikolai Lewd. Or other places. I actually felt like I was watching Nicole last minute on state. Eight run television Luanne Minnesota like yes goes and doesn't dances. Sultani talks for an hour an hour or even like that's how it felt. Yes it felt like. I was watching the state run. TV and trump was like thanking everyone. It looked like a bad high school sports banquet where everyone needs to get acknowledged it was so bad I do think I think the outlets that cut it off and there were a couple. I know my public radio station in Boston. Did did the right thing. But stop normalizing this right. This is ridiculous. That's the part. I think the approval ratings are because of the normalization of this money. I don't know what you think but I do think that that's part of this. But of course this is what we've been arguing against the whole time and specifically regarding Romney this I think is what many of our listeners feel. which is the breaking of international law by caging? Children was kind of one of the first like there. Were other instances trump's dialogue around women and assaulting women so for us the breaking of the law has happened already a longtime ago. Oh several times. Which is why when Romney basically does this interesting thing but we don't forget about the fact that you know he's still supports trump? Yeah he's still supports trump's policies and that basically just is like you know he was wrong year which leaves a lot of us feeling like you know. Who are we going to turn to? Yeah who are we going going to turn to to be protected and this notion of a minority has cleared this man and we are all feeling very. Unprotected is for real because it begins to feel like I don't want Donald Trump walking down fifth avenue with an armed weapon. But I will say one thing about Romney. I I know people have raised profiles encourage but let's be real as well. He's not up for reelection until two thousand twenty four. You know what I'm saying like I I hate to be cynical but there is a part of me there. I do think there's always politics involved will look if he really wanted to mess things up for trump. He would run as an independent. He would leave the Republican Party and run INS Independent. It okay but that's another story. I can't believe we spent all this time talking about Mitt Romney. What the hell okay? Hey it's all good. It's all good. This is what we listen. Let's go onto our second topic. Oh my idea. It's going to be about the Democratic primary season. Let's start art with Iowa. I cannot believe that we're still talking about Iowa on a Friday in the thick sound off four days after it's like. Are we in some kind of horrible movie. And we're just kind of playing the role and they're like it's going to get worse. Yeah let me just update people on what has happened right. Ninety nine percent of the results have come in. There's there's still one precinct still missing but now let's get all Geeky. We did caucus chaos earlier this week where we talked about about whether the caucuses the right viable thing but anyway let me put on my over electoral reporting hat. This is where we are in terms of state. Delegate equivalents mayor people to judge has has a narrow lead and it's less than zero point one percent damn right so that's number one I mean so it's essentially a tie with Bernie Sanders in terms of the national delegates. That's what you get to win the nomination. This is where I say. It's a tie. Both Buddha judge and Sanders are getting eleven each damn So nothing has changed from what we said on. It when I did sort of like did it do itt update before we go into the conversation but sanders also got the most popular the votes leading the popular vote and he used that to claim victory on Thursday when he was at a press conference in New Hampshire. Mayor Pete's been declaring a win for days. Now why why should people believe your victory speech over his got six thousand votes and from where I come when you get six thousand more votes sternly regard into the would've okay but then Buddha judge he also again claimed victory on twitter then on Thursday. Tom Perez who chair of the Democratic National Committee the DNC. He tweeted calling for the Iowa Democratic Party to do a re canvassing of the caucus because of minor reporting issues. And I'm quoting that. which basically means means to go check over each precinct site the math on reporting delegates then Maria? This is the one that I am just going to sit back. Anyone who's a journalist Geek. DOC will understand how huge what I'm GonNa say next is now this was like it was like Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing the Associated Press who is basically the gold standard of election reporting in the United States in terms of calling elections. They went on record Thursday night and they said they're not declaring any winner of this race because how close the races and the errors in reporting Iowa is total shit show. It's definitely definitely not a promising sign for what's happening in New Hampshire with the first primary which is happening on Tuesday Maria. Now you have to talk me off the ledge. Well you know I think. Think about the fact that first of all I don't remember if I said it publicly or not because I don't like to make predictions but I did say I called it for myself that Buddha judge was GonNa win and even though it is a tie I still think he has a slight edge. Going into New Hampshire which in terms of the polling. That's coming out. Now I'm going to step back. For a second remember Bernie. Sanders is from Vermont. And he won New Hampshire for years. Ago Okay Okay thank you reality check. I ex- actually expect Bernie Sanders to win just because he borders estate and its New England. That's all the the reason I think Bernie Sanders is going to win. It was just because I'm like you gotTa 'cause I also predicted the trump was gonna win. I'm just saying okay anyway but when you see this thing of like Buddha jazz ain't Ivonne and Sander Saint I want and I'm just like Oh here. We are in twenty twenty with two white men one older one younger basically having a pissing match much of their like entitlement. And they're like I'm such a bad ass that I'm going to declare myself a winner. I have no humility. I'm not even GONNA doubt this. And meanwhile all they're like it's me it's me I what I want. And then meanwhile you open up and you just like Oh and the Oscars are all white men. And you're like this is great to live in the the United States of America in the year. Two Thousand Twenty and it's not been a good week for Democrats. Let's be honest it's so upsetting it's like what the hell you guys come on like you know. One of the Democrats Democrats greatest critics because I'm a critic of the Republicans and I'm a critic of everybody but I mean did they not think about this. Julio Talk to me about designing in an APP and like testing it and making triple sure that it doesn't or are they just irresponsible. They've fucked up. There's no other way to put it and I think it's a bad way to start. I think it freaks people out this notion of whether elections are fair. I mean you know me. I am not a conspiracy theorist I'm the most skeptical person about Russia election. But it's like come on Democrats. You're feeding into this. I will say one more thing about this money out that people are not talking about. Everyone's focusing on Joe Biden finishing fourth and really not performing well at all and he has to really deliver New Hampshire. I don't think Joe Biden is GonNa last. I'm that's that's my prediction. We'll say one thing Elizabeth Warren Qamrun chief finishing third. She's a woman. There's this whole notion of like. Can she be trump. Because the electability ability thing I do think this whole notion of the white man versus even the white woman is an issue in this primary and you just got to step back for seconds like Elizabeth warn almost got like twenty percent of the vote in Iowa's well it'll be interesting to see what happens in New Hampshire. I'm looking forward to the Friday debate because I actually think that Biden is going to go a hard. We're GONNA see Anger Joe Biden. That's my prediction. Yikes it doesn't always play well for him. I know I actually think that soft and forgiving in other words asking for forgiveness for all the things that he's done wrong to be clear. Mike Bloomberg has made a decision that he's not campaigning in any of the first primary states. But he's just going after Super Tuesday. Yeah exactly but meanwhile he's got ads playing in all of those states in a big way and if you watch cable news. They're playing on the Cable News as well and he's at are going after hard core they're going after the African American vote which I think is really smart because no other candidate is doing it like he is. He's it's like Mayor New York. He knows right and also the fact that he's apologized for shit. I think separates him so I'm just saying no but I think the Bloomberg point there there will be a Bloomberg factor. And I personally think it might even happen after the conventions and you might see Mike.

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07:43 min | 8 months ago

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"Hey everyone welcome to the thick. I'm wholesome Loa and this is. ITT sound off so we're going to sound off about but our first topic and it's the impeachment update. Wow Oh my is it. So after both the house impeachment managers and trump's lawyers gave their arguments. I'm really fascinated by the democratic house. Impeachment managers. I think they're really fascinating people anyway. The senators began submitting their questions for each side. which is really weird moment? It was so strange because chief justice John Roberts would get these little pieces of paper and then he'd read the questions allowed all day. Wednesday and Thursday was strange. One question on Wednesday was from Republican. Senator Ted Cruz. who asked if it even mattered? That trump did a quid pro quo. This don't get me started. Is I mean. It's like he's a lawyer. What do we call him Alan Dershowitz he's like an ego lawyer you know he's he's been around forever in New York City everything I resent about Harvard? He represents exactly so this is how he answered and if a president does something something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. That cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo Quo that results in impeachment. So you know I mean this morning dude seriously I was like wow. We're all just being Gasoline in the biggest way. We're being told we have in the world's greatest democracy but three million votes aren't counted and the president of the United States can do whatever the hell he wants and and basically what Dershowitz is saying. Is that everything is cool. If trump's motive was to get reelected which would be in the public interest to others that Islam. He said this shit and until he goes and he says his answer was mischaracterized and the other thing is I heard them on. NPR on on Friday. Morning with Steve Inskeep and then he brought up Nixon saying that well. Nixon used the same argument reelection in the public interest and he shouldn't be removed impeach and I'm Mike Dude Nixon resigned. You're comparing apples and oranges. If you're using the Nixon Defense Alan Dershowitz. I'm sorry I went to the same I. I am an undergraduate of Harvard. He's at the law school. Like I just said before the ego and this whole notion that he's like on on the side of good. I'm sorry guys almost fun. You'll Fuda me aired the MITA eukorail. Here's what I think I think that If you think about the fact that Dershowitz represented and hung out with Jeffrey Epstein. Whose case I'm still a little obsessed about but here's what I want to understand Julia? Leo You my sweet dear Julio you had optimism and so tell me about your optimism that you actually thought that Republicans it's gone we're going to vote. Vote for hearing witnesses. Hello this is a trial with no witnesses. How would you feel if there was a trial with no witnesses or documents? Well actually on Friday in the early evening the Senate voted and rejected to hear any witnesses so it was fifty one forty nine no witnesses. Oh my God and then on Friday. The New York Times reported that John Bolton's new book. He claims that trump ordered him to help pressure. Ukraine rain last May in a meeting. Where White House Chief of Staff Mick? Mulvaney Rudy Giuliani and guide leading. Trump's impeachment defense esteem Pat Simple Oni. They were all there. This is a should show William who you do. Tell me this one thing thing. 'cause you know I've never watched an entire super bowl football game in my life. I think it's coming up soon. Yup It's this Sunday. Oh my God. What is this Sunday Sunday? Oh I had no idea so. There's something that happened here. That's really crazy. What the hell like I said as we're talking if you're listening to this trump could be acquitted? Who knows right but this is all time because on super bowl Sunday coincidences of coincidences Fox? News announced that Sean Sean Hannity will interview President Trump on his show on Sunday afternoon when everyone's talking about the super bowl that's going to happen on Fox News and you know Oh that Hannity is the highest rated cable news show right now in the country and that interview is going to happen during the most watched American sports events in the year. You're going to see trump being like I was vindicated illitch haunt. It was a perfect all. Go America go football. Let's go awry but also if you are watching the super bowl. Trump is planning to air to campaign ads that he spent eleven million dollars on at the same time. Mike Bloomberg one of the Democratic Arctic presidential candidates is also like Oh trump's you're spending eleven million spending eleven million on a sixty second super bowl ad so there you go capitalism at Work Super Bowl Sunday eh democracy blah blah blah. Beer trucks interviews impeachment trials. America I don't know Maria it all stinks to me every single single one of us. This is real time and our democracy is absolutely being challenged by the Republican Party. That has seen itself Elf at threat by changing demographics changing power changing demands on civil rights and progress and this is the most anti democratic thing that they can do you and we're all watching it straight up. Let's move onto our second topic. which is going to be about the tragic death of basketball? Ask legend Kobe Bryant. He played on the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers right and on Sunday coby and his thirteen year old daughter. Jonah and seven seven. Other people were killed after helicopter crash and they were all taking that helicopter to one of Jonah's basketball games. I actually I was at my son's game. I and then I saw the coverage in the airport on Sunday and I mean no one could believe it it was like wow Kobe. Bryant died he was definitely a household name not just the basketball fans ends but everyone knew his legacy and especially people of Color and I just WANNA share one example about how Koby Bryant resonated with the Los Angeles Ellis community especially POC. I was very honored as publisher of Latino rebels to publish a piece by one the ego as who had this intern with Latino USA through media media and he wrote about Coby Bryan is part of the Latino immigrant story in La and this is what he wrote about the Lakers winning the two thousand NBA Championship. which which when I read it the first time as an editor I shivered and this is what one the Eagle Road he said there was a sense of civic pride and belonging something? I was lacking as an immigrant myself. I saw my parents indulging happiness as if they have been lifelong Lakers fans It was one of the few times I saw them happy and it was all. Thanks to the Lakers Shaquille. Hello Neil and a young Kobe Brian. Oh so one day go who you know media. He's a sweetheart. I'm so glad he wrote that piece for us but we all know right mighty mighty other. Kobe Bryant incredibly complicated. And you actually reported on one of his biggest stories during his life right because I was at CNN during the time it was two thousand and three the M A sexual assault case was brought against him after a woman who was a concierge at a hotel in Colorado where Bryant was stained said that he raped her and the case was very public. This was two thousand three so the issue of sexual assault.

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"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

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07:11 min | 11 months ago

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"In terms of like then. Mexico has to accept the fact that it is becoming a country that is offering political asylum. Not just to president right but to go on your human being human beings so now you have protests on both sides. They're continuing Bolivia. Even though it was an in Mexico his supporters calling. What went down there literally calling this a coup and over the the past few weeks at least eight people died in the midst of all these clashes between police and protesters and that's according to Bolivia news reports? You know we could throw in just a clip from that movie. V Our brand is crisis with Sandra Bullock presidential campaign in South America Fragile Democracy Economy. Real trouble our candidate is considered arrogant and out of touch with people's lives. How far are you behind? Twenty eight point position has their own pet candy. and James Bodine to retire Dave up or something happen to your hair great sense of humor. How many times have you gone against? Candy four-times The Times says he beat you before times. You WanNa win. We're going to have to take risks and Mike Tracker every event that Ribera attends every speech and tape. If you you are doing your job right up eating on tape wake up this is. There's only one wrong in this only one on and that is losing. Anyone understood that the lace Cassius so when he was in a movie that basically looks at how. US public relations and crisis management firms went into Bolivia. And I did this so look the thing. Is that Bolivia's actually one of the countries in the world that has like the highest rates wow of coup d'etats so in one hundred and ninety one years. There have been a hundred ninety attempts or coups in Bolivia or actual coup. WHO's okay I have another fun fact? Okay so I met and interviewed president. Able modalities Whoa we happened happened in. USA Love us from them. Intel Reliever Tesla hostess into me into say secure because not rallies this is our responsibility and it really is the responsibility of all of us to guarantee liberty but the fundamental based celebrity is equality injustice. So as long as we see the expectation or natural resources by transnational companies as long as we see the concentration nations capital in the hands of the few or some live with all the richest and luxuries for millions of poor and hungry then we will continue to see social confidence in the world world. What we see now? In the world though is countries using the pretext of national security to invade a country and it's our responsibility the specialty in the business community to be concerned with global security year if governments don't support the struggle for equality justice then and we will continue to seek communities rice up against imperialism and capitalism. You can look back at our history for decades ago who dominated disip we were dominated by military dictatorships that were planned and organized by the State Department of the United States backed by the military force of the US. I just am saying again. People Power the power of people on the streets the power of people to question an election. which is I think very important written for people in this country to watch what is happening with our own electoral process but oh both repartee able moraleize power? I mean I'm very proud That Bolivia had an indigenous president said. Yeah bill able morale is the holy. No his nose such an autocrat very much against journalists. It's and the free press. So yeah the Romanticism of the Left in Latin America. But you can't deny the opposition in Bolivia right right now because it's like you know you look at this. Janine Anna's she has the military super-conservative has has tweeted out. I think she deleted this week. But there's a tweet about about her like she didn't want like a country full of satanic indigenous people. There's a lot of anti anti-indigenous hate. That's a lot out of people who aren't in Bolivia who are you know. I know beliving families in the United States who are like a Sable Morales. He's he's ruined our country but at the same time he does does have support of the indigenous that underrepresented communities. That's why it was so upsetting that he began to take these turns. We want want more democracy. We don't want these figureheads into all of my Benito's and company is on the left you so much on twitter. I feel you know I mean. I'm a revolutionary at heart because I believe in social justice. And that's not GonNa you know it's not gonNA come because people give it but I'm a journalist and I believe yeah in these kind of constitutional rights but the one thing that's adding to all this. As president. Trump had a statement from the White House. The moment motorist is left office to Judah as opposed to Chile where he was like she. There's a quote that he said when he talked about Chile's Oh they're great people they'll figure it out right so it's clear that this is in the interests United States that ever Motorola's is seen as you know the Latin American left just like Kuwa- and got out wide and Venezuela Ella. It's so clear that the United States I wouldn't say is like overtly behind this but come on all right. Let's move to our final topic. I mean an immigration update on Tuesday. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether the trump administration could end. Doc Avert Action for childhood arrivals program. It was first created in two thousand twelve under the Obama Administration after basically he was essentially forced shamed into doing this by activists young people putting their lives on the line now if the Supreme Court sides with trump who made the decision to rescind and Daca in two thousand seventeen it's going to impact directly the lives of about seven hundred thousand current Daca recipients in the United States many of these daca recipients are no no longer kids. They're not teenagers. Years have passed. They've gotten married. They have full-time jobs. Some of them are still young obviously but others of them. It's like what what are you going to do. These are lives. These are years and years of lives that have moved on and you know increasingly remaining and defining themselves as Americans during the arguments supporters of Dhaka rallied outside on the steps of the Supreme Court. In this very very moving moment that sadly was not seen on all of the cable channels but here it is this moment..

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In The Thick

08:52 min | 1 year ago

"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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"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"itt" Discussed on In The Thick

"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.

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Mark Burnett, ITT And Arizona discussed on The Conservative Circus

The Conservative Circus

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Mark Burnett, ITT And Arizona discussed on The Conservative Circus

"News, hundreds of former ITT tech students in Arizona will get millions of dollars in debt relief Irizawa attorney general Mark Burnett announced nearly four million dollars. We'll go to four hundred twelve former students of the now defunct school. It's part of a multi state settlement with students. See you connect see USO. That's a company, which provided student loans for the failed for profit college bird bitch said the settlement will provide relief to the students

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James Gunn re-hired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director

/Film Daily

03:48 min | 1 year ago

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.

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