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CBS 2 News AM News Update 08-07-20

CBS2 News Chicago

00:00 sec | 3 months ago

CBS 2 News AM News Update 08-07-20

"I'm wondering the biggest stories making news at this hour the first mortar England view since two thousand, four police say fifteen year old was murdered stabbed to death around seven pm on Wednesday. He was found lying in the grass leading on the twelve hundred block of Greenwood road. The tea was stabbed in the chest and died in surgery today his school is offering support for students a Chicago Alderman it's tested positive for covid nineteen and there's concern he could have infected others city leaders. twenty-fourth Worn Alderman Michael Scott Junior received positive results yesterday the day before spoke at City Hall News Conference along with Lori, lightfoot CPS Seo Janice Jackson and others and nearly two thousand cove nineteen cases reported in Illinois. That's the highest since the end of May also concerning a rising positivity rate in Chicago at stands at four point eight percent that's up from four point four percent last week your Friday forecast mostly sunny with highs in the mid eighties from the newsroom I'm Andrea begins.

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CPS CEO Janice Jackson On The Fluctuating School Plan

Reset with Jenn White

00:00 sec | 4 months ago

CPS CEO Janice Jackson On The Fluctuating School Plan

"I'm Justin Kauffman and this is reset. This week Chicago public schools started sending out surveys and setting up meetings to get feedback from parents on their hybrid plan to reopen schools this fall. But this morning CPS announced they're adjusting that plan based on health condition to find out exactly what's going on. We spoke to CPS CEO Janice Jackson. She said this change isn't really a change at all our plan has always stated that. We would let a health conditions writ large here in the city guide our decision making, and we're working in collaboration with the city's C. D. P. H. Department under Dr Authorities leadership in order to make that decision where we did share today based on feedback and questions that we received in early town halls is that parents wanted more clarity around what that meant and so Dr already shared? in the presentation today that she will be looking at things such as the number of active Kobe cases in the city. I believe that threshold was four hundred, and then also looking at the positivity rate protesting if it were to exceed five percent and so that was just again another another way that we were being responsive to questions and concerns that we were hearing from community. Members on should. So when when that happens if the positive Rico's over five percent or over four hundred cases, what happens we go to remote only for the students I think what Dr Already was clarifying as just that and I'm not a health professional SOM- repeating what I said on the lead on that is that that would be an indication to her the situation was not in control. In a way that she sees fit in, that would really trigger a decision not to return to in person instruction as well as a host of other things potentially across the city. But I think what was important about about that session is that we're being responsive. So the question concerns we put a framework out and it's just that a preliminary framework and we have gotten great questions pushback answers from parents in our school leaders, as well as our teachers and it really is helping. US to strengthen the plan going forward and look I've said from the beginning that this is a plan that we will use whatever in person instruction resumes, that may be on September eighth that could further all along the school year but I do think that everybody would agree that the district has an obligation to have a plan in place for a win in person instruction resume we're seeing that across the board is as many school districts in the state of Illinois and around the country. Announce something maybe a couple of weeks ago and already saying you know what it's to get back into to end school in person learning. So is that something that we'll see from CPS with the beyond just parental feedback? From what you what you announced a couple of weeks ago what we announced the couple of weeks ago is a framework did not announce that this was happening on September eighth. The mayor has made it clear that that decision will come. Later in that decision can't happen into. We released the plan which we did a couple of weeks ago in engage in his robust community engagement process, which I would also like to highlight is another distinction in our plan I'm you talked about some of the other districts that Kinda came out with something else in flip flop part of that I think is not engaging in his deep in robust community engagement that we're going through. The plan that we have in place is a plan for went in person instruction resumes, and again, that could be on the first day of school for this calendar year or that could be three months from now a year from now no one and I think that that is how our characterized covet. It's a lot of uncertainty but the sooner we start talking about what is going to look like I think we'll be able to help our parents become more comfortable with the plan. Going forward. What are you hearing? What are parents saying to you and to officials at CPS the first thing I'd like to do just thank people for their participation I've said this before, but we we've not had this level of engagement around any initiative or decision at the district was making tens of thousands of people completed a survey on thousands of people attending our webinars and I think it just speaks to how important in critical this decision is. So I, really WANNA. Thank people again, the the views are so diverse on this i. hear parents who say you know I want my kids back in school. There were parents who you know or parents of eleventh and twelfth. Graders who say, well, why weren't they included in in person instruction and then conversely we have some parents who while they understand the importance of in person instruction are still quite frankly afraid they're afraid of the threat of covet they want to know more about our plan. They want to know more about how we're going to keep the school clean how we're going to protect the pots and so there have been plenty of questions that were really good in sound and are pushing our thinking and I just think that that's what the process was supposed to be, and again, this is an easy anybody who tells you that they have the right answer it's the wrong answer. No I don't envy you in this position to figure out how we're GONNA do schools coming up in the fall it's it's tough but. There's little bit damned if you do damned if you don't moment here and that's something that a lot of school districts administrators are dealing with because in the spring, there was definitely a push to say. Okay. This is an emergency situation and what we get is what we get. So when you're, let's let's just talk about remote only. In the sense that you know a lot of parents probably coming forward and saying it was it was it was hard. It was confusing it was inadequate in places depending on your on your grade level and and how it kind of played out and the teachers comfort with the learning experience. So how how have you fixed that? How have you? How have you dedicated the resources and and and the district to have a more robust or more complete? Remote learning experience for the kids in Chicago. I've said time and time again if you had asked, how long would it take to put a solid were learning program in place I would say we need a couple of years. Of course we were thrusted into this and I think that the district like many district across the country that we rose to the occasion with that said, there were some challenges we worked extremely hard on some of those things upfront whether that was distributing devices, our most recent announcement around Internet connectivity on. For. One hundred, thousand families I think that those were some pretty substantial hurdles that we were able to overcome and. I'm really proud of the district's work to do that. With that said, it is a challenge. I know that I felt like I completed fifth in eighth grade at the end of the school year just like my kids did because there were a lot of times where I had to devote a lot of time effort and energy to help them do their work because of the constraints around a remote learning setting. So with that said I, think what parents are going to see is better monitoring and accountability for putting out strong remote learning program We're only using one platform Google this is gonNA give. US visibility visibility into what's happening at the classroom level. This will allow principals to see what's happening in the classrooms and also allow parents some visibility I think the grading policy that we had in place in the spring was ahead of where a lot of districts are. We were able to keep accountability in place so that kids were motivated to do the work but attendance is another area where we have strengthened our protocols so that we can better account for students participating and remote learning. I. Don't know how you deal with the fact that this country has such digital divide and the idea. Of our impoverished communities here in Chicago, not having access to whether it be broadband computers We've heard in many cases where people families with with more than one kid in class have you know if they have three kids? Where are they going to put three kids to online to make sure that they're they're doing the classes? So when we talk about digital divide and we talk about the fact that the concept of Public School is to not leave kids behind how do you deal with that? How do you approach that from the district standpoint to make sure that every kid gets a good education? Well, that's our goal and that's our mission as a school system. It's no secret that inequities exist in our school system in school systems across the country and those challenges were present, even a remote setting, and so we approach all of what we do. With without those constraints in mind I think that the work that we've done over the past few months really speaks to our commitment to equity distributing over one hundred and twenty-five thousand devices to students and families that did not have any devices in the home. We actually improved upon their plan to make sure that every student had a device and one thing I would like to tell your listeners is that if there is a family that doesn't have access to a device in, you have reached out to your school and been turned away please call our hotline at five five three kids and we will work with you. So you can have the devices that you need, but I think one. Of the other positive things that has come out of this is the Chicago connected program where students will receive Free Robin Internet access, which is completely different than being tethered to a phone in something else for the next four years and so cps once again is put in a position where we're ahead of the game. A lot of other districts are still struggling with this and we're also going to continue to push on the federal government to make this accessible and make this utility available to everybody. It shouldn't be a situation of the haves and the have not, and I'm proud to say that CPS has been able to solve this issue something aimed insurmountable at the start of a covert. I WanNA talk about teachers the Chicago Teachers, union? Came out strongly saying we want remote only when it comes to classes in the fall. The American Federation of Teachers came out yesterday and said, they are willing to support any work stoppage or strike. What do you say to teachers who are not on board when it comes to coming back to the classroom because they feel that their safety that that is in question and the protections are inadequate. What do you say to teachers who who really feel like their voices aren't being heard? Well I think the thing that I would lean back on our plan prioritises safety, and again, this is a plan that is in place for whenever in Person Instruction resumes and I, don't think anybody's going to argue that that will happen eventually. We're going to work with DR already and our partners as C. D. P. H. in order to make a decision about when we do that effectively think the second piece here is that there are a variety of stakeholders whose voices that we have to take into consideration, which is why cps took the additional step of administering surveys and having the town halls and I think. Overall. People know that we need to have a plan but they WANNA become more comfortable with that plan and it's the district's responsibility to make sure that people feel like the protocols that we're going to have in place. The cleaning procedures that we are proposing are adequate enough to make sure that people feel safe come back into our schools and that's the purpose of the process that. We're engaged in, but I think at the end of the day, our job as a school system is to educate students and we really have to make sure that we're providing an education, all of our students but in particular the students amongst us who are the most vulnerable many of these students, their parents are the same essential workers that we have been championing throughout this process in. A lot of them need additional support, and so there are a lot of factors that have to be taken into consideration a lot of things that we're trying to balance. But at the end of the day health and safety is at the core of the plan that we have in place, it will be at the core of any decision we make to have people return to schools. Jackson I'm intrigued and and as a parent myself and somebody who has as Chicago in who has been here for the last couple years when come to a labor stoppages and strife between the district and the Teacher's Union. I think all of us we had scratched because we we want everyone to come to the table right now we don't want this to be another political fight at the end of the day about what school looks like or what it feels like or what it is when it seems like we are in an emergency situation. So why not have? To table, why not have the teachers and whatever form at the table as part of the conversation to put the plan out in the first place. So the framework you is at the table, we meet with the Union once a week we've met with them throughout this entire process. So I just want to clarify because I think the the question insinuates that we have engaged teachers at the end of the day. When we do that, there will be times where we disagree on key points. There are things that we have agreed on and that allowed us to put put together and put out the framework. That we have in place but they have a particular point about how win the decisions should be made and they are entitled to that Just want people to know that we've been working with C. T. you throughout this process and we will continue to do that. But again, there are multiple stakeholders who we have to take their views into consideration in abuser mixed even amongst different stakeholder groups, there are some teachers who are very ready to go back to school, and then there are some who are afraid and we definitely respect the opinions of all people in those groups, the same with parents, their parents. Will tell me I. Need My kids back in school remote learning didn't work for me and life wise. I have parents that say I want them back in school but I'm not yet comfortable with the plan. It is a dialogue. No one person has the right answer. No one group has the right answer. What we know about covert is that things change daily and that everybody has to be a part of the discussion that's everyone and I feel like just as like I said as a parent in Chicago and I can have this conversation with you all afternoon I feel like there's so much on the. Line when it comes to reopening our schools and what they're gonNA, look like in the fall one area to think about is just it's very difficult in Chicago and you know this and we've talked about this before just the idea of selective enrollment standardized testing and and getting into the right high school process for Chicago parents it it was disrupted. It was interrupted and we talked with Sarah Carp about this a little bit earlier in in the summer but just this idea that what are you gonNA. Do about that? What are we GONNA do about standardized testing and just a process that was already difficult for parents. How do you get that back up to speed and? Does it have to change there was disruption towards the N. luckily, we were maybe about ninety five percent of the way through the process. There were a little over one hundred families that still needed to test. We have a contingency plan in place for those families to test, and they will be offered seats based on their child's eligibility. So I can confidently say we closed out last school year in major that everybody who participated in a process on was given a fair shake. I'm in the same shake in order to get on acceptance into a high school or program throughout the. City as we think about next year, we will be sharing our ideas for our selective enrollment in lottery programs and options programs. So stay tuned for that. We're not ready to announce those plans, but we will have a plan in place to resume our selective enrollment in other choice programs back for that is as as we look at the idea of possibly bringing kids and teachers and staff back to a school, you talked about the safety precaution precautions and the protections. But just hypothetically one kid has has a positive case. One teacher has positive. One janitor has a positive case. Are you thinking about the contingency plans of what that means and we're seeing in other industries right now. But but how you will approach that if that indeed happens, yeah, I'm and that's outlined in our plan. So if we take a step back, the hybrid model that we're proposing seek to have no more than fifteen students in any individual pod at a time with that teacher. So if a student becomes positive with covert where contracts Kovic and they're in a particular pot, all of the students that have had close contact with that student, which would be our. On as well as the teacher would go on quarantine at that point, people who present with symptoms would be axed to take tests so that we can do the proper contact tracing etc. But that is the reason why we didn't just opened the doors back up and say everybody come back to schooling kind of figure out what's going on at that point the potting situation, the protocols we have in place. To keep individuals in close contact with one another throughout the day into really make sure that those pots are tight out and implement that with fidelity. That's why the plan is organized in that way that's why we can't bring back one hundred percent of the student body. We're bringing back fifty percents at a time. This will allow us to do the proper social distancing and this will allow us to isolate cases. Ms Jackson when when we think about this plan and it's a very solid, it's a very comprehensive plan. But as you said, Cova, changes on the daily I mean we're seeing a flow an evolution of this. Pandemic that continues to give a roller coaster. Even with everything, you're just talking about and and I know you're hearing from parents and you're GonNa make a determination at some point but does it just seems to me that the idea of time is of the essence and the sense that that you know parents WanNa know quicker than later. What's going to happen in the fall, and if they should start to prepare for the fact that their kids may be at home. So when are you going to announce what the final plan is for Chicago public? Schools will I know that we won't announce a plan prior to US completing the community engagement process, which is still underway. So that's the first step We'll have to see how our survey results. I'm come out. So we're going to be looking at that taking all of that into consideration in order to make a decision look. We understand that time is an issue. Our teachers need to know although they should be planning for remote regardless because it's part of the plan we do want people to know what they are walking into in the fall, and so the sooner we have a definitive answer, we will definitely share that with the public, but I just want to reiterate the point that I made at the top of this is which is our plan, and our decision will be grounded in the science and it will be based on feedback from all of our stakeholders. Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice. Jackson. Thanks so much for your time today. Appreciate you having the conversations thanks, Justin. And that's Today's reset for the latest and most accurate information on the coronavirus had to ninety one, five on your radio or Wbz Dot Org on your web browser I'm Justin, Kauffman thanks for listening will catch you right back here tomorrow.

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October 20, 2020 - Full Show

Chicago Tonight

56:47 min | Last month

October 20, 2020 - Full Show

"Good evening and welcome to Chicago tonight I'm Brandon Friedman and I'm parachutes on the show tonight. We're going to do everything within our power to get our kids back in school, and we're going to do that safely one on one with Chicago. Public. Schools Chief Janice Jackson on the district's plan for students returning to the classroom. It's not raining. It's pouring. It's incredible storm. We're talking about weather how Illinois is dealing with financial storm? Republican. Genius joins us to talk about her bid to unseat Congressman Sean casten in the sixth. District. A look into Illinois websites that are pushing partisan agendas while posing as local news. revealed. Documentary explores the life and search for Missing University of Illinois Student Union. John. We will arise and flourish after this crisis. The Corona virus has a disparate impact on black and brown communities. What would an equitable recovery look like? And Decoration without exploitation one business owners mission to provide home decor items while paying artists fairly. But first some of today's top stories covid causes new restrictions and many of Chicago's suburbs governor Jay Pritzker announced rollbacks at bars and restaurants in dupage Kane Kankakee and will counties that will go back into effect starting Friday morning due to rising cova cases in those areas. The new restrictions will ban indoor service of bars and restaurants and limit any indoor events to twenty five percent of capacity Pritzker says he's basing this decision on scientific studies that prove those organizations act as major centres diseases spread. Literally, talking about piles of these studies that show that bars and restaurants are spreading locations, significant spreading locations. And State public health officials announced thirty seven hundred new Cova cases in the last twenty, four hours and forty one additional deaths that brings a statewide case total the nearly three, hundred, fifty, one, thousand with ninety, two, hundred, total deaths the seven day testing positivity rate rises again today it's now sitting at five point five percent meanwhile Colorado Delaware Ohio Texas and West. Virginia are now included in Chicago's travel order and that requires travelers from those states and twenty five others plus Puerto Rico to quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival to the city. No spring break this year for University of Illinois. Students University announces it is getting schedule due to covid nineteen concerns. School will delay the start of its second semester by a week start on January twenty fifth and we'll cancel it's spring break. The school has added three additional break days in the spring semester and says, it will continue with a mix of remote and in person learning and now Brandis, we go back to you for a one on one with Chicago School. Chief Brandis. Parece parent educators are growing increasingly concerned that remote learning for Chicago. Public school students has only deepened racial disparities in education during the COVID nineteen pandemic. What's more new figures from CPS showed this year's drop in enrollment is the greatest it's been in two decades. But as the districts own data reflects an increase in Hobart nineteen cases, CPS announces plans to bring back the youngest and most vulnerable learners with a goal of bringing back more students in early twenty, twenty one joining us now with more on Chicago's school reopening plan is Janice. Jackson CEO Chicago Public Schools Welcome back Jason. Thank. You for taking the time because I know these days are busy. Let's start with your reopening plan. Please your goal is to bring back a PRE-K and cluster program students. Those are of course, those in special education sometime in the second quarter, which starts in early November about when are we talking about and how many kids approximately. Well isn't that grew we had we're talking about about fourteen, fifteen, thousand students. Majority of those students are pre K. students in Chicago public schools, and as you stayed at the second quarter begins on in November, and so between now, and then we're going to be doing a few things number one polling parents to see how many of them want to register their students or in person instruction based on the plan that we announced. Last week, and then we're also sending out letters of intent to all of our teachers and staff so that they can complete those letters to let us know if they intend to return or if they will be applying for accommodations through the Family Medical Leave Act, and so our goal is to see students back in the classroom as soon as it's possible from a logistical standpoint but more importantly from a safety amp point as well. So cases clearly on the rise here in Chicago as well as the rest of the state. Why Now? I think number one we have an obligation to respond to appearance. We made an announcement this summer promised that we would let people know what quarter to was going to look like We of course, are concerned about the cases as everyone else but we also know that there's a lot of data Dr Already, and I did a press conference last week where we looked at. Some of the national trends and what we're seeing is that schools aren't the super spreaders that we thought they would be now again, everyone knows that Kobe of things are dynamic and they change all the time but we're trying to think about how do we do this in a way that safe and how do we balance out the great inequities that we're starting to see in our system? To be honest, remote learning is not working or a core group of our students most notably our early learners, as well as special education students in cluster programs, and so it is the district attorney Shen. It's a Worrell obligation to make sure that those students are learning and getting access to education deserve now among the complaints from lawmakers as well as. A group of patients who have each sent letters to the district, as well as the mayor Some of their concerns are not enough transparency on what the safety standards are. For example, what is the proper ventilation standard that you're trying to meet within schools testing protocols, contact tracing someone should test positive. What do you say to some of those concerns? Say a couple things. I read the plan because we've made those things clear but we're also going to be doing specific meetings at each school so that parents not only hear from me and other folks here in central office but they hear directly from your school principals in order to see what this is going to look like with regards ventilation, we've committed to cutting out a full report for all of our schools one hundred percent of our classrooms. By the end of this month, we won't have students or staff coming back to buildings until that report has been made public so that people can see. What the current status is we built confident that our buildings are ready to house students and teachers again, and we're going to put that out. So it's transparent to people as far as our protective in safety measures. Again, entering our buildings, we will be doing pre screenings of parents I'm sorry students and staff will go through a pre screenings. Temperature checks were also gonNA, make sure that we're wearing masks in social, distancing it following all of the guidelines in science that we've been hearing about for months now I feel pretty confident. We've been hosting a learning hubs and we've seen progress our students are able to. Follow those rules without much prodding, and so I think that we've seen from districts across the country that this is possible and what I would ask is that we all work together in order to make sure our kids are safe or more that we don't recreate the same inequities that all of us have been fighting against for so long now. Chicago Teachers Union of course they have. been very vocal and on the record for some time. Now thinking that it is not safe for them and their students to return to the classroom Yesterday I spoke with CPS Parent Daisy Gamboa's she has a son in eighth grade and she expresses a whack of unity between the school district and the Teacher's Union fueling her anxiety. Here is a little bit of what she said. I don't see a united front like I wish. I would see from seat you and CPS wish would see them more because that would. That would make buying Zaidi's so much less less than ninety so much. Chance. What would you say is the status of bargaining? Obviously, there's arbitration going on between the district in the Union. Well, first of all, I want to lift up acknowledged that I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment that that parent express as a parent myself in CPS that will give me a lot of comfort I think that people should know that we do meet on a pretty regular basis I think that it's important for them to know that we're going to do everything within our power to make sure your kids are safe but also to make sure that our employees are safe in. Our building net matters a lot to us, but I think where we need to come to common ground, which is a place that I feel very hopeful is around this issue of equity. If you think about the students that we're talking about pre K. students imagine a home would a three three-year-old or four year old student trying to access a remote learning through a computer many of our students their parents are themselves the essential workers that we have been applauding for the past few months. They are not always to be there to help support their students in the same way on that other students. Who have resources who come from backgrounds where they have these advantages and so for me is very hard to create a new system that reproduces the same inequities that has a black woman we've been I've been fighting against my entire professional career. So, your enrollment decline in kindergarten is we just talked about especially star in the black community, not quite as bad in the Latino community but obviously noticeable. District enrolment is down fifteen thousand students give or take this year compared to last year. What does this tell you and where are these students? Yeah well, we're hoping that. Those early childhood students are probably doing what they were doing ten years ago before we had our early learning in pre K. for all program here in Chicago let us not forget all the millions of dollars the investments in the policies that were put in place to level the playing field. That is what the that's the promise of pre K. and so Chicago public schools has worked hard to make it so that low income. African. American. Students are more likely to be in pre K. programs where fifteen ten years ago. That was not the case, and so we can't afford to lose that ground. So what I am hopeful. Or is that once we do open enrollment, we will see a lot of those families reintegrating. So the schools rea- role in the school system in reintegrate into our classrooms. But again, I think for many of our families, they have competing demands. Most of them are working class people. They are the essential workers we've been talking about. They have to go to work enough fortunately because of our decisions, we put them in a position where they have to choose between giving their child access to early education and going to work in. Of course, you can't blame hearing for making that choice they have to provide for their families. Okay. Janice Jackson a lot to work on. I'm sure we'll be talking about this again and future. Thanks so much for joining us. All right. Thanks for having me. And now Paris we go back to you. Thank you brandis how to educate students during a pandemic is far from the only issue elected officials and Illinois residents are having to grapple with right now, the coronavirus has also dealt a big blow to government budgets. Odds appear to be growing worse for hopes of federal stimulus that would send money to states. So where does that leave Illinois Amanda Vicky joins us now with a look? S Siesta absentee follow to that federal stimulus. Every Steve leaders are left to their own devices in figuring out how to deal with those harsh blows dealt by covid nineteen in the blows are multifold. You have decreasing revenues increasing expenses massive in uncertainty about the future municipal finance analyst Howard Cure Says Illinois is in an especially bad position. Fortunately Illinois is amongst the worst states as far as their financial condition is concerned. They really didn't take advantage of a pretty protracted economic growth period by building up the reserves as a lot of other states did the state really sort of muddled along During this difficult time, ninety states are dipping into their rainy day funds if there was ever a time to do so it's now. It's not raining. It's pouring. It's an incredible storm. So you have to really pull out all reserves. Illinois doesn't have that luxury. Has No real day fund to draw from and so far? The state is largely dealing with all of this financial stress by opening and by waiting hoping for the feds to come through with cash for all states and then waiting until after the election when political tides in Washington just made change but also dealing with it by borrowing the budget is predicated on borrowing up to five billion dollars from federal program that was part of the Federal Cares Act this is a loan program that was established by the federal government to help states struggling because of covid nineteen. The State of Illinois is the only state that has thus far taken advantage of the program. So I think that also speaks to the fact that the state didn't have much in way of a lot of alternatives to how they're balancing their budget. So, again, they're Illinois the only state to take advantage of that loan program and so far you'll knowing has borrowed one point, two, billion dollars from the deadline is the end of the year of the stay quit still borrow three point eight, billion dollars more than it will have to pay back look for a decision on that to come after the November. Third election that's also when voters will decide on a question that here says could serve as a solve should voters agreed to passing the graduated income tax constitutional amendment that is forecasted to raise three point four, billion dollars. So, it's really important for them. Otherwise, they're going to have to find yet another way to help balance their budget. When he? Graduated income taxes no cure. All Illinois still has outstanding Dad's structurally in balanced budget and lawmakers unwillingness to deal with those issues is why the nonpartisan Civic Federation today came out against the graduated income tax state government has not done anything to build people's confidence that it's addressing the core problems besides revenue it doesn't address the pension situation if doesn't. The. Writing Concerns about property taxes. Lawrence missiles says the Civic Federation is not against the concept of a graduated income tax, but he says that the rate levels that are tied to this one are not progressive or graduated enough in that the lowest income earners will only see very many dip in the tax rate that at the high end he says could cost some major volatility plus he says. Is Not set to steer much of the coming revenue with local governments also hurting. All the local governments that are being faced with large property tax demands at a time when the economy is terrible are not being offered much in the Greg this graduated income tax proposal. So it's really more of a lack of confidence that the promoters of this graduated income tax have not offered what they are willing to do to fix the problem. Now in response, the pritzker funded group that is pushing for passage of what it dogs. The fair tax says that the federations wealthiest members are just protecting thrown autumn lines. Paris back to you all these budget problems. I don't know if there's a math equation in the world that can figure this out. Thank you very much. And now to fill upon, say and the Republican candidate in Illinois six Congressional district fill. Person Two thousand Eighteen Sean casten flip the six Congressional district from red to blue. Now, the Freshman Democrat is facing a challenge from Republican genie is the sixth district includes legs, Eric Barrington Naperville, downers, Grove. Saint Charles and Wheaton, and touch his parts of Cook dupage Lake. Kane, and McHenry counties joining US tonight is GD is a former state representative from two thousand, thirteen to twenty nineteen. She is a West Point Graduate Army veteran and ran for governor unsuccessfully against Bruce Rounder. Congressman. Sean casten declined our invitation for Tonight's Forum also the races libertarian. Bill redpath you can hear more from him by visiting our online voter guide jeans is welcome back to Chicago. Tonight we appreciate your being here. For having me on, it appears that the country is in for another covert spike. At least that's we're being told some schools into page county are returning to remote learning should kids resume in class learning and sports? I firmly believe that they should resume in class learning and sports and I believe I am following the scientists scientists. The Great Barrington declaration that was signed onto by three two thousand scientific experts and medical experts. Essentially said, we need to open our economy get our kids back in school and heavy protected focus a focus protection on our most vulnerable. I think that is the policy prescription that his best argue as they are separate from mental illness a spike in. Overdoses a spike in suicide even and that is really harmful to you. We'll take up the we'll get back to covert and just a second. But right now, as you know, another round of stimulus is being debated in Congress should the federal government do another round and if so who should qualify? If the federal government decides to do another round, it should be temporary and targeted as it was intended to be in the first place. What you saw the Democrats do though is loaded up with all sorts of provisions that had nothing to do with ovid relief, and basically a big third event was one giant bailout for mismanaged states and cities. That is nothing that I would ever support but I would support temporary target relief for the businesses that were shut down and those are currently unemployed as for individuals. Individuals you know I'm not certain that we should be putting out twelve hundred dollars to twenty four hundred dollars checks to just individuals in a non targeted way I. Think it's much better to do that through either a payroll tax relief or to do it if for those who are suffering at this point, which are the unemployed, let's remember eventually our children will have to pay off this debt and we can't accumulate it just needlessly as you know, there are number of hot button issues that could land at the Supreme Court including immigration and gay marriage I Amy Conybeare to nomination process have. Gone forward after Senator Mitch McConnell as know block President Obama's pick Merrick garland eight months before the two thousand, eighteen election should. Amy. Judge. Barrett's nomination had been taken up so close to an election. Well elections have consequences, and so in this case, the president and the Senate were both controlled by the same party and the constitution allows for them to decide or not to decide on whether or not they want to confirm a new justice. In this case, they made the decision to do it. So voters J- Juneau that elections have consequences and you know because president trump was going to nominate conservative judges and gave people a list that was going to be. Those. That nominated and was very transparent about it. By the way odd people basically handed him the presidency on that particular position. So in this case, you know I think eight nine times when it's been controlled by the president and the Senate the same parties controlled, they have confirmed at justice in an election year of all the question really was was not the consistency of the president. The question was the consistency of the Republican leadership and not having taken up. Nomination Is there some hypocrisy there that you? Said elections have consequences and so when the presidency and the Senate are the same party, most cases that justice goes forward and I think the majority of cases prior to that, they have not gone forward and election year that is the precedents, and again, this is this is just written in them law This is just how the law's written and so they can follow it or not follow it the they're following the law. SHOULD GAY MARRIAGE BE REVERSE IN THE SUPREME COURT? Is some some justices have indicated? Well, that's something for those justices to decide quite frankly but the question before us now in twenty twenty is not so much the question of gay marriage but whether or not you're going to continue protect religious rights. As you know, the Democrats all signed onto hr five, which basically takes away a lot of religious rights for people of Faith and essentially tells. Them that they would have to participate in particular medical procedures or higher particular people that don't accord with their same faith. That is the bigger threat right now in fact, it's a huge threat to those people like my opponent WanNa take away five. Oh, one C. three status from nonprofits like little sisters of the poor simply because they don't WanNa have abortion. Health Insurance plan that is a much bigger threat. Religious rights are under attack by the Democrat Party. As you know, your Democratic opponent has ads where he's been divorced by Pat Brady the former chair of the Illinois Republican Party Let's take a look at one of those ads. I'm Pat Brady, a lifelong Republican but I can't support genie is for commerce is makes trump. She's attack same sex families even questioned the science behind climate change the corona. Virus. On the wrong side of history. Up a couple of the issues, he raises his made climate change real. The climate's been changing sense The Earth has been existence. That's the truth and scientists. This is absolutely not settled science scientists. Science scientists disagree it to the degree of which there might be man made climate change but on a on Pat Brady let's understand here. The entire Republican Party leadership in the state has rejected his comments and Pat Brady is somebody who tanked the Party and twenty twelve and for him to say something about President trump well has he checked out Sean Kingston's twitter feed lately because Sean casten twitter feed I like trust twitter then you're going. To hate, Sean Casson's twitter where he calls people like Lindsey. Graham. A doofus and people like Mitch McConnell. A sniveling sack of hatred and then takes on Dan Crenshaw calls him a racist of a policy disagreement and then crush aud gave an eye to our country in combat. So Sean Casson, his tour defeat is a dumpster fire. It's a disaster it's unprofessional and for PAT, Brady to associate with somebody like Sean casten is really the question because that means he's not a Republican back to the issue of covered nine something that was raised in that ad do masks help. Stop the spread of covert and should people be be s to wear them? Why think again the Is unsettled on when and wear masks work. Sleep I. Mean when you think about it, it seems like a common sense the covering your mouth in that's what we teach people to do cover your cough would work. Just depends on the environment, the type of mask of who you're protecting yourself or the other person it can you socially distance instead I? Think there's a lot of questions behind whether masks work and in what environment they should be used, and I think that we need more information as area not less judy. I've thank you so much for joining us. We very much appreciate it. Thank you for having me on. And be sure to check out our. W.. W News Twenty, twenty voter guide that offers special election coverage and details on specific races there. You can also search for candidates by race or district hear from them in their own words. All of these resources are available at W. W. dot com slash voter guide and I'll Paris we go back to you. Thanks Phil. They may look like newspapers and news websites, but they are thinly veiled organizations that push partisan agendas without traditional journalistic standards. That's the conclusion of investigations done by both the New York Times and the wall. Street Journal the reporting focuses on a liberal group called acronym conservative group under the name of metric media that bills itself as the largest newspaper publisher in the country that group is based here in. Illinois and has been the subject of intrigue for many years and joining us to talk more about these sites is James Warren the executive editor at news guard who has been watchdog on this topic and who was featured in that Wall Street Journal Report Jim Warren Great to see you thanks for being here. So first off, tell us about these organizations we mentioned acronym and Metric Media, what concerns you about them. What concerns us about them is that they both constituted some ways, different ways as cities pernicious, undermining of journalism, Paris um whether conservative or liberal whether you're Democrat or Republican whether you live on the west side of Chicago in dupage. Hopefully. You'll agree that a local news sites should be about telling the basic truth of what's going on in your area, but posing as a local news site and in the case of metric media, which has thirteen hundred sites. Now around the country, a posing as a local side and having an about us section that claims that they are fulfilling some great mandate to fill the void caused by the implosion of mainstream media. Is really absurdity to gross to be insisted on tickly. Paris. Because in the case of metric media, they are not disclosing their political ideology. They're not disclosing one mounts to journalism paid a play gambit whereby PR consultants PR firms actually politicians and one example disclosed by the New York. Times involved your guests. Genie is who the New York Times disclosed and paid more than fifty five thousand dollars to metric media and seemingly in. Though she denies it as a few civilly of positive coverage in some of their of papers we. GotTa jump in you're talking about metric media. It's Illinois based its own by Chicago Native Bryant, and Pony. There's many organizations here and it operates under a five. Oh, one C. three umbrella. I spoke with them via text today and he told me that this organization this group of organizations there's no different than other nonprofit journalistic outlet like Propublica or better government association. He says, they don't do pay to play where these organizations pay for positive coverage quote he says, we allow encourage everyone in everyone anyone to pitch stories excessive bill, key value proposition. You don't need a PR firm to send us a story pitch and Illinois we have hundreds of people who pitch some our PR firms others just local busy body types who have good ideas but. Could never get the time of day from the Chicago Tribune. So is it plausible to you that these organizations are like a conservative version of PROPUBLICA are better government? No absolutely not as reported by the Wall Street Journal and new. York Times. It totally contradicted Ryan. Bone. With lots of internal documents showing the pay for play essence of them and when you bring up comparison say to pro coca a giant difference Paris's that in the case of metric media they are controlled by a nonprofit. That's still to this day does not disclose its owners you WANNA find. Disclose its donors they want to find out the donors of PROPUBLICA M-. The other groups you mentioned, they do disclose that to a giant different and A. New York Times report they list sort of the web of conservative organizations in Illinois Illinois Opportunity, project conservative consultant Dan, Proft and a radio host who have funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into these companies. Can you just explain our map out this web for us? Well I mean it's it's a group of conservative organizations you mentioned Dan Proft the conservative least former talk show host pack controlled by Dan, gave them metric somewhere around six hundred, forty, six, hundred, fifty, thousand dollars over a two year period. Most of the money coming from a conservative Chicago a Republican, Mega Donor Dick you line and As a result they had trouble with ill annoyed board of elections which slap them in as a result had to disclose essentially where a lot of that money. was coming from. So one of the ironies of metric media is that there little bit more upfront and honest on some of their some of their Illinois sites. But again, they now have gone up to thirteen hundred sites and fifty states. So potentially, they are a power to reckon acted jump in there Jim So Tim Pony said about money coming from these groups he said they're paying not for the articles, but for a different product they provide which is analytics and metrics of WHO's reading the articles. That does that hold water with you know it was totally contradicted again by reporting in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal which showed absolute proof of money that was coming in including the likes of genie is who again to the New York Times said she didn't know that this was going to result in all of this favorable coverage of her she thought she was just trying to get some technical help in setting up her website among other things on a perfect example of what they're up to. After we're done tonight, go look at a site called Kenosha reporter. It got no reporters in Kenosha but they have been hammering. The Jacob Blake case from a conservative stamp and I gotta ask you that to. Jim. So who are I mean this company? Algorithms that generate stories without a reporter others that reporters from foreign wide tell us who they are. Yeah. So above ninety ninety, five percent of the content especially at news guard. Could figure out are created five algorithm. So it might be some government data and an algorithm creates this sort of pseudo story based on the Commerce Department data say or the Department of Transportation Data us. So they don't actually produce a lot of original content and a lot of original content is by reporters in other places. There might be somebody in Atlanta writing a story about something. Happening in Mount Vernon of Ohio and in a previous incarnation Bryant and all at accompanied, which was actually doing work for the Chicago Tribune and doing stuff of in the suburbs via a modestly paid supposed journalists in the Philippines. So you had people writing about Schaumburg and other places like that. From the Philippines. It was really a joke. All right Tim more a very interesting topic and Thank you so much for helping us. Understand it. And still to come on Chicago tonight and equitable economic recovery, we talk with Dr Lane Gail about a new initiative. The search for missing Chinese scholar Union John That's featured in a new documentary and decoration without exploitation. That is the mission behind one business providing home decor items while making sure artists are paid fairly. But I some more of today's top stories, bars and restaurants in many of Chicago's south in western suburbs are going back to tighter restrictions due to rising cova cases governor Jay pritzker Announces Indoor Service for bars will halt in dupage, Kane Kankakee, and we'll counties and that goes for restaurants as well. Additionally, any indoor gatherings must be limited to twenty five people or twenty five percent of that facilities. Indoor capacity precision restrict bars and restaurants is based on studies that show them to be places where the virus spreads fast. But pritzker also says, it spreads due to gatherings in people's private homes as well. It's not so much your own family that you're living pod with every day as it is when you're inviting either. Other family that don't live with you friends over and not saying you can't do that. All we're saying is as doctor. Z K said the other day that maintain social distance even when you're having friends over. and. State public health officials announced thirty seven hundred new covid cases in the last twenty, four hours and forty one additional deaths that brings a statewide case total of nearly three hundred, fifty, one, thousand with ninety, two, hundred total deaths. The seven day of testing positivity rate is rising still it's now sitting at five point five percent meanwhile, Colorado Delaware, Ohio Texas, and West Virginia are now included in Chicago's travel order which requires travelers from those states and twenty five others plus Puerto Rico Quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival to the city. And now we go back to Brandis and a look at a path through recovery from cove in one thousand, nine, hundred effects on health and the economy brandis. In. Paris months into the pandemic. The Corona virus has disproportionately affected black and Brown residents in Chicago and of course, across the country earlier this month the Chicago Community Trust along with the city businesses and philanthropies launched together we rise in initiative that hopes to center equity in the recovery process joining us now to discuss how they plan to do that is Dr Helene Gayle President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust. She also spent seventeen years at the Centers for disease, control and Prevention working on infectious diseases Dr Gail, welcome back to Chicago tonight. So the latest data from the city shows that more than three thousand covert related deaths that's more than twenty two excuse me that there have been more than three thousand covert related deaths more than twenty, two, hundred of them were black and Latino residents. What does this tell you about Chicago? Well as you said in the beginning, this shows the disproportionate impact that covert has had on communities of Color and Chicago is no exception to that. We know that as a result of both social situations, economic situations as well as access to health. Services that black and Brown communities here and around the country have been disproportionately impacted by that by Cova, from the health perspective but we know that that also includes the impact economically well where black and Brown communities have been disproportionately impacted. Since you've been at the head of the Chicago community trust closing the racial wealth gap has been a priority of yours according to data from the Census Bureau and Twenty, nine, thousand nine the median income for white households was over seventy two thousand dollars for Hispanic Latino households. It was just over fifty six, thousand dollars in for black households it was just more than forty, five, thousand dollars. You know, why is an equitable recovery for go? So Important Well. You know it's critical and the facts that you just gave Tell us what were the challenges that we're facing so black and brown communities went into this epidemic in this economic crisis, much more financially insecure and unstable, and it has had the hardest hit on those same communities, and if we are going to recover as a city and the region, we have to make sure that those communities that were already financially insecure are really given the kind of economic focus and the kind of focused to make sure that those community recover. You know we cannot. Expect to hold back two thirds of our population and think that the rest of the community is going to move forward. So we can't we cannot neglect those communities that went into this economically fragile have been more hard hit and think that all of us are going to recover. So you know it really is about how we move forward together as a region is the city and how do we do that equitably because we're, let's do it equitably we're not GonNa do it at all. So then how does the together we rise plan accomplish that? Well. There are three components to what we're trying to do together we rise one is develop fund and you know we had a response. that. Looked at immediate needs during Kobe. That raise around thirty, five, million dollars. We think that we can do much more than that and we launched the Fund with twenty five million dollars already philanthropic. Dollars we also think that businesses can use their balancing can use their resources in ways that can make a difference as well. So looking at who are you purchasing from? Are you using vendors that come from communities that are hard hit? Are you looking at the way that lending is done? So that's flexible. Lending is available to invest in businesses that homeownership, etc.. Are More flexible ways of looking at debt. We know that people have been hard hit by debt as a result of this crisis. So we have the fund, we have business practices, and then we hope for to look at policies that could help to build financial security within some of these communities that have been the most hard hit. In writing about this plan, you often refer to catalytic investment. What do you mean by that? Well. I think that if we pull together the different sectors. And Look at how philanthropic sector can join with with private sector. We can actually catalyze some kind of investment in some of the disinvested neighborhoods that can start to spark economic recovery and economic growth. So it's really looking at how do you bring all the different players together to really spur if you will and catalyze that kind of economic growth looking at how philanthropic capital can be used to secure and to build a capacity within neighborhoods so that investment private investment can actually take hold in those neighborhoods. How does the private sector or does the private sector still bear responsibility in an equitable recovery? Well. I think the private sector has a huge role to play and we've already seen. Several private sector consortium like the corporate coalition stepping up to the plate or like J. P. Morgan Chase that was part of our together. We rise announcement or BE MO Harris, northern trust others, banks that are looking at how they can increase their lending to disinvested communities we're also seeing. Major corporations are looking at jobs and access to income and living wages and thinking about what are the jobs of the future that can actually be used to provide a better outcomes and better livelihoods in in neighborhoods where there haven't been access to good job so that you know. Locating businesses in neighborhoods that there hasn't been investment. So there's lots of ways in which businesses can be part of a solution and we're that's why we're so excited that together we rise is really a partnership it's not just philanthropy it's business, and at the heart of it, we're bringing community to the table to make sure that the communities that have been most impacted have voice as well as we think about how we come up with solutions that can make a difference in this equitable recovery and Dr Dale in about thirty seconds there's also a policy components to this effort. What kind of policy changes do you see in the future? We want to look at policies that can actually give a financial security you know as an example, the earned income tax credit is a fabulous program that we know has made a difference in the lives of working families that could be extended. That could help to give more financial security for a working families. We also know that the opportunities own program has had a huge impact, but it could be made better to really help to give more investment in some of the disinvested neighbor. Whole policy. Component as well. We look forward to having you back when when there's more to discuss on this as well. Thanks so much to. Thank you. And now, to Paris, with details on a new documentary streaming at the Virtual Chicago International Film Festival Paris. Brennan's June twenty seventeen visiting Chinese scholar being John went missing at the University of Illinois at her banished champagne. Her case became a news sensation two years later when the attorney representing accused Kidnapper Brendt Christianson admitted on the first day of his clients capital trial that he killed John, Christianson was later sentenced to life in prison, but a new documentary goes past the murder and trial to offer more intimate look at Jong Life and family who came to the US for the first time. This summer she disappeared here's a look. Is. A good. Mosey singer? And joining us now to talk about the new documentary finding our director and producer Jenny she and producer Brent Huffman who's also professor at Northwestern University. Medical. School of Journalism and Jenny's former professor. Welcome both of you to Chicago tonight. Thank you. I watch this entire film it's so moving, and of course, it was a huge story W W news covered it a few years ago but you go much deeper than any of the news reports that Jenny you began this film as a graduate student at North Western. How did you first come upon union story? So when I went missing it was the summer of two thousand seventeen and I was in my last quarter at northwestern university. So at first I got news of her disappearance actually through a college alumni group chats eyelid found out that he and I, actually went to the same university in China but we didn't know each other but the disappearance disappearance was A. Huge news among Chinese international students so I was just like anyone else posting her inflammation on social media and a lot of students and the I think just the Chinese community also went down to Champaign Urbana after beings family arrived just to see what I see what they could do to help them, and I also visit them and I met a lot of volunteers stare. A and I. Might I'm met one person who was a senior student at U. OF I at at at that time and the he later became. A CO producer and also for off the field and as we see in the film you start. Filming sort of their search for their daughter when she goes missing and then later when it's found that she's gone and Brent Huffman is producer what drew you to this story. So I'm also a documentary filmmaker and my focus has been China. So I was deeply interested in this documentary that would tell this dispersal is mid story of of Union but that would also explore the China US relationship that at the time when she was a student was dramatically worsening. So this relationship that was really positive has become sort of contentious and was falling apart, and then there was also there's also this really incredible culture clash between American citizens and Chinese citizens in film, and these are all things I really wanted to explore. The big. Diversity in culture is and Jenny you become part of this film you read snippets of unions diary. Let's take a look at a clip of that. Made a force two, thousand, seventeen, champagne heavy rain. I eat my words. I. Broke my promise to myself. I miss. The class, yesterday. I'm very afraid of this loneliness. If I cannot do what I have planned every day. I won't be able to reach the final goal. So please become a learn what you need to learn. To study. Stay foolish stay hungry. You know as we mentioned, this got so much news attention. We covered other outlets covered it, but you wanted to sort of tell us who union was through those diary excerpts who was she? So you, she was such a talented young woman and she was really caring brilliant and mature, and also throughout the film we also wanted to show the audience that how much alive has touched other's. Because I think at the very beginning, there were a lot of news coverage on the crime investigation and the perpetrator, but this film want to highlights on. Life celebrate her life and the we hope somehow it can preserve her legacy and Brent part of this film. Jenny goes to China to document unions family there and how that country is reacting, which is sort of surprising reaction. The family in China God can you just explain that for us? Sure. I mean, the the film does explore like like I said, these dramatically different perspectives especially when it comes to on the the the. Death Penalty Ryan. So in in China. Hundreds of people can be can be put to death in one year and it can be an instantaneous without a without a trial and obviously in the US it's it's very big. It's very complicated. The death penalty is actually extremely rare. So the family really didn't understand. That process and felt like. You know they wouldn't be able to get just as further for their daughter in the US and Jenny as we mentioned trail the family when they were in the US as well. Do you, keep in touch with the parents. Now, how are they coping two years after the fact three years after the fact I just talked to the family last week and I don't see. There's a way for them. Really move on because You know they probably have to spend the rest of their lives to deal with trauma the tragedy use mom she's a stay at home in his father. He went back to work. He's working as a truck driver again, an east brother he's working at. A restaurant and he has a family and the has a baby now. So I just really hope this little baby can bring some joy to the family especially in small and you talk about your very interested in the clash of cultures. China the US does this film say anything broader about the relationship between the United States in China especially Chinese students who study at American universities? I mean we at the core of the story you know we didn't want the FILM TO BE A. True crime documentary we wanted to make sure that the the story focuses on game needing in the personal story of of who she was. As you mentioned a a lot of media reports focused on that sensational crime and the killer and we want to make sure it's a personal story I. Then through the through the film into this Personal Lens, reflect on some of these big bigger issues like the role of two different. Justice systems the role of international students in the US which I think is also Federal trial of would play between the two countries where think through that personal story those were things we. Wanted to explore to film. All right. As we said, just a very dramatic film, a very gripping film congratulations on on the final product and our thanks to Jenny she and Brent. Huffman. Q.. and. You can catch the documentary finding meaning streaming online this week until Sunday as part of the Chicago International Film Festival and visit our website for more details up next W news director and host go Balta and providing home decor items that pay artists fairly in a conversation originally aired on our Saturday program Chicago Tonight Latino Voices but first we take a look at the weather. The the nature today's homegoods industry makes it easy to forget that many home decor items from stuffed animals to holiday decorations are made by people and those people are often exploited for their labor. Our next guest Rosa Chan Claro wants a better choice for chicagoans looking to spruce up their homes. Her company blossom inspirations offers home products that she says, respect not only the people who made them, but also the cultures inspire them Bienvenida Roselle Perama. Little Now tell US blossom inspirations operates on a fair trade model. What is fair trade and why do you think it's so important Well. Is Movement and also there is a big nonprofit organization that is calvert. trae right that has a mission to reduce poverty around the world by promoting diversity inclusion, an eco-friendly planet and empowering women and offer enough for wage For the percents bright. They are they wanted those consumers in terms of our, how our products that they I can impact other people life right what are the pros stunning front, and how can we support artisans or persons invulnerable conditions in other part of the of the war and it's wonderful. I Love I love how it builds bridges between the artisans and the community, the communities that that consume them. Now, you have a few examples of those products you sell. Can you show us a little bit some of the ones that you have. Yeah absolutely we want to wait on the line of Attack Aford Toys. This is the code based on the love of the unique or. La. We got for. So mass we need mice, right so uses the themes from Peru We also were with boards. So he only sunny sky life in Chicago and. We also have been for the holiday season of a May buy recycled horn. Are Made in Peru and Mexico what indirectly whispered pavilion and Mexican sense. Export in then we design scored patterns and giving them access to other markets. Now, you're nice share in that we're both Peruvian proven Americans, but we're also bilingual bicultural. Now you've written a bilingual children's book. Wants to know the world. and. What I like about it is it's it's an English and Spanish and very often in households like hours combing some of those numbers if on your and then we finish it in English tell us about the books inspiration. This is the book that we that I create that I started writing the last year and via West to. Help. Our kids still continue on in the language of his Spanish and English. So we every night we read through our kids in English. Spanish. And additional do that we decided to create with the APP destroys right on promote diversity inclusion and also waiting women. So the box open the conversation for that, and also some scenes in terms of some scenes and also additional animals comparable in order to promote coulter third and traditional animals, and also from Mexico the flights. So we included all still. Wink or as the your call like I seen that the -nology is right but for inclusion. So in the goal you can see the art is and how they made aggregate. That is the main character of this book everything is in English and in Spanish, and honestly I imagine that going to publish this book in the middle of this crisis but is going to be my response in order to support a diesel with basic needs doing these endemic we aggressively receive less from the pope, the pope. East. Again. That was a conversation from our program Chicago Tonight Latino Voices for more coverage on Chicago's Hispanic Latino communities be sure to tune into Chicago Tonight Latino voices every Saturday evening at six here on channel eleven. And that is our show for this Tuesday night don't forget to stay connected with us by signing up for our daily briefing and you can get Chicago tonight streamed on facebook Youtube and our website W. W. dot com slash news, and you can also get the show via podcast in the PBS VIDEO APP and please join us tomorrow night live at seven Mayor Lori lightfoot releases her plan to address the city's one point two, billion dollar deficit plus Chicago, Alderman share their reactions to the mayor's proposal to close the budget gap and now for all of us here at Chicago tonight I'm Paris shuts and I'm Brandon Friedman. Thank you for watching stay safe and healthy and have a good night. 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"Good evening and welcome to Chicago. Tonight I'm Peres shots and I'm Brandon Friedman on the show tonight. I'm very comfortable coming back on I. Wish we would. Parents reacted a CPS plan to slowly reopened tools as Cova cases. Rise. They did a very large job every. Two recommendation. Controversy controversy over. The Chicago police departments use of force policy. Republican state. Senator Jim over wise on his effort to unseat incumbent. Democrat Lauren Underground Underwood in the fourteenth Congressional district. We don't wear blue rose. We don't wear red robes black robe to symbolize impartiality. It's not just in Washington in Illinois Supreme Court battle gets political. I knew nothing about to. Have a conspiracy theory Cunanan has come into the conversation during this election? I have doctors appointments, pretty much weekly. The haul months later after contracting the coronavirus, some patients are still experiencing symptoms we talk with medical experts. American Airlines plans to bring back the Boeing seven thirty-seven Max planes this year that and more business headlines, cranes Every year, my goal is to stay put and just to offer more music two more kids. And how one music teachers providing free music lessons to students in East Garfield. Park. But first some of today's top stories. The second wave of Corona virus is officially here covid Nineteen in Chicago is spreading across all demographics infecting more than a reported five hundred people a day and today Mary life with threaten to return to earlier restrictions. If, we don't see a dramatic turnaround in our numbers and soon that we will not hesitate to take the steps that are necessary to save our city to save our residents, and even if that means going back to some of our phase, three restrictions and Kobe cases are also going up all across the state of Illinois, the numbers in region five are high enough that governor Jay pritzker announced a rollback of reopening guidelines in southern Illinois and warned about other regions. Things have changed. Every region of the state has started to move in the wrong direction cases, positivist rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising statewide. And there were more than thirty one hundred newly diagnosed cases in the state and twenty two additional deaths of people with covid nineteen states reporting more than three, hundred, forty, seven, thousand total known cases of Corona virus and more than ninety, two, hundred deaths since the pandemic began the seven day statewide positivity rate continues to rise and is now at five point four percent to put that in perspective on October I, it was three point, five percent. While, the Chicago Elections Board is reporting that since October first more than eight thousand people have voted early in Chicago the vote by mail requests top five, hundred thousand, which is a record and so far more than one hundred and ninety seven thousand vote by mail ballots have been returned. The Cook County clerk reports that voter registrations have gone up five percent since March and that there are more than five hundred thousand requests for mail in ballots in suburban Cook County. My ballot back in June I received it about. Three weeks ago. And when I hear from people saying that they haven't gotten their ballot I tell them you know wait. It's coming. You'll get it. And Chicago Public School parents are mixed over the district's new plan to bring some students back into the classroom before the end of the calendar year, just as Cova cases in the city begin to increase. Again, the district announced its plans late last week and Brandis Friedman has more on them. Now brandis what students are we talking about? It's a specific subset here correct correct. So for now, the district is planning to bring back just prekindergarten students and those in cluster programs which are for special education students who need moderate to intensive support. Now, part of the concern the district says is that it's pre k. enrollment has fallen significantly accounting for forty one percent of the district's total enrollment. Loss compared to last year, and we'll get to that enrollment loss in just a bit but CPS says the pre K. enrollment loss is especially significant in the black and brown communities of forty four percent drop for black students and twenty nine percent for Latino students, white students, or down to by twenty two percent. Also, the district says attendance in its cluster classrooms is down from almost ninety one percent to eighty two point, four percent officials believe it's because these two groups pre K. and cluster students are not well served by remote learning schools. Chief Janice Jackson says these are both major points of evidence in her argument to phase in reopening of schools bringing in the older grades later. But we are also going to start process the second quarter for bringing back our elementary school students, as well as our high school students. Similarly to what we've done in the summer, we will be surveying parents. We will be looking at workforce analysis to make sure that we can pull this plan off but the message that I have two parents is that I'm not throwing in the towel in person instruction we're going to do everything within our power to get our kids back in school, and we're going to do that safely. Also, district wide enrollment has taken steepest drop. The district has seen in decades down almost fifteen thousand students. CPS says these two groups overturn some time in the second quarter that starts in early November and they're aiming to start bringing back elementary schools eventually high schools in twenty twenty one Paris and Brennan's we know that the Teacher's Union has expressed opposition to going back to in person obviously legitimate fears about the safety and health of teachers. What are parents saying about this? So parents are in. Its huff spot, right many of them are juggling working from home if they're even able to do that along with remote learning for their children while dodging the virus as best they can especially if there are grandparents or underlying conditions in the home but we spoke with some parents who are very much in favor of returning to in person learning especially for their kids social and mental health if feel like they should at least have the option to return, but they are worried especially about continuity. I. Hope they wait until everyone is in agreement before they bring them back because I don't WanNA interrupted. Schooling at all I don't want them to go on teachers to strike. There's times when he has a headache and I have to give them title low because is. Springtime you don't just being on screen. It's it's it's. Me My biggest fear fearing that he so isolated. A, lot of things for Patterson jungle a juggle brandis. What about parents who oppose going back to school so we heard from Justice Afternoon Group of fifteen parent labor and community organizations. You can see their names right here on the screen they're part of the gym coalition Jim Standing for Grassroots Education Movement. They sent a letter to the mayor today saying that the district hasn't done enough to make schools safer and mostly isn't being transparent. They especially say because the virus has been most detrimental to black and brown communities they they should be consulted about any decision to return to school. Those. Who are the most risk should be centered decision? There are so many different ZIP codes have triple double times the current covert rate. We need to understand how it's going to be safe for everyone involved Kinda send their kid to school. we need to see the plan how the plan can be done with fidelity and feasibly. So, for example, they want specifics on what the school safety and ventilation standards are and what testing protocols are what the plan is. If someone does test positive, meanwhile the district is giving pre-k and cluster parents. Until next Wednesday, the twenty eight to choose whether they intend to return in Paris we should mention we're GONNA. Have a lot more of this story tomorrow of course, will have Janice Jackson on the show tomorrow we'll look forward to hearing her further responses to this plan. Thank you very much apprentice. And now we go to Carol Marine and controversy over the Chicago Police Departments, use of force policy, Carol. Paris, the Chicago Police Department plans to adopt only five changes to its use of force policies. It's five out one hundred and fifty five recommended by a community working group assembled this summer in a statement copd said it rejected ideas that had already been adopted or would contradict the city's consent decree or state law or deemed not operationally feasible or had nothing to do with the departments use of force policy but working group members now are criticizing the entire process some calling. It a sham joining us a Robert Boy. He is chief of staff for the Chicago Police Department, Craig Fodder men a working group member and professor at University of Chicago Law School. He's also the founder of the civil, rights and Police Accountability Project and the working. Groups co-chair Arabia Karen Winter's of the group. Justice. For Families Thank. You all for being here. Mister. Futterman let me share with you is is sham too strong a word for what you think this process was. I've actually heard strawberries stronger words. Colleagues. Justice. And the reason why Sham Come? Though is that. This came about as a result of the consent of. If increase department and as a result of. Giving these seamy F when it came to engaging the community in Paul's his required under decree engaging community in seeking community input about use of force policies. As. So assemble this powerful group, the style I group people with lived experience the mayor announced it as store route. Build his communication arment and what we've learned aside. All bill used that this was basically just we provided of the near to check the box in the concentric V when there was no intention from the beginning much less through the process chew. Genuinely engage. Let's listen to follow the recommendations of screw this quitters, COPD deputy chief Ernest Kato was your Co Chair of this working group. Did He vote on the hundred and fifty five recommendations? The Department or the hundred and fifty of the hundred and fifty five the department rejected did he express that they were just not in line with CP's vision where you were all meeting? So we were having co-chair meetings now master to the extent of how many votes that he made specifically but we were having conversations in initially when we made the recommendations on the use of force policy. Meeting we went over them and he's you know share that there were some great. But he also saw areas where he felt like you know the Police Department of the dot, did you know some variations? So do you like Mr Ferman feel it was a sham do you feel used? To See us because you know I share with someone earlier, the record amount work the body of work is there we're still building capacity of course, we don't have the bandwidth that the city has that the police department has, but we're working on you know what what can we do host all of the work. So I I, want to see him when it was a breach of justice more than a sham, but there's still work to be done. We we're by no means don with. These processes so Mr boy whether it's a sham or a break of justice where was the disconnect since? She had a deputy chief in the room as a CO chair of this whole process. Will Sham, in breach of justice are strong words what I will say is We are deeply committed to having meaningful dialogue. As, we work through the consent decree. In fact of the concentres, the consent decree contemplates meaningful dialogue between the police department and members of the community. This is the first time. COPD had ever conducted a working group of this type and You know we are looking to learn from this process so that the next time we do it. We can have a hopefully a different process but what I will say is this is still an ongoing discussion. The Superintendent just today challenged us to take another look at the recommendations to see if there are more than we could adopt but I think it's also important to point out at. Third of the recommendations were in fact contrary or already existing in current state law. So we didn't necessarily think belonged within the policy itself. So missile vitamin only let me take the Craig fodder because you were part of really the team originating the recruiting the groundwork for this consent decree. Knowingly propose things that weren't in line with the consent decree. Starting. Center. Provides slower. Doesn't provide. OP Research. Provide the bare minimums. WAS ACTUALLY OWES hogue proposed by. Our National Year National League's best. Some staying thanks mayor so as championing genius. Lang things like that are called worsted Gatien local which. Seek. To. Use Force burst place by. Whenever possible officers, fire to de Escalate most worldly than when officers use force. Officers use the least amount or necessary retention. He says, yes, we have forced negation. In in our alcee a what they ignore this is what? Was that review policies line by line worker word, and exactly where policy fell short. Lion. Necessary. Arm simply don't exist in all seeing and. urged, let me take the Spectra Mr boy because. Deputy chief. Kato was on that he is a sworn officer I know you are not your chief of staff and so not sworn but I mean was he coming back to the police department and saying you know this working group is way off base with what we? Think, we can do I mean does. That dialogue her. Sorry to interrupt you know no nobody ever said that certain deputy chief Kato I think we all recognize. This is a first step. Towards that meaningful discussion that we know we have to. Continue to get better at within the community. I. Always was portrayed though as a first step was miss winters, I mean wasn't this the culmination of the mayor's promise to bring community groups to the table to offer their long awaited input was this just a first step? It was it was a giant step and I. But I think they were also quite a few missteps. I don't think the city authentically wanted and I don't think. CPI authentically wanted it in I. Think we we say coming in if this was not going to be an authentic process and he's talking about dialogue, it was opportunity for dialogue the they let us know important renegotiations just these blades blatant rejection rejection reject rejection knowing full well that a majority of the working group were community members were just activists were just residents were not lawyers who policy makers were just came into this process hoping to make. Some difference or make a better policing system for our city. So they did not work with US on level in, they're still trying to work with us on that level and shame on them, and it wasn't just the executive steering committee that that made all these rejections he was robbery across the rejectionist as well as you remember this white male patriarchal dominance system that probably chime the end on a majority of the rejection we get in denouncing on community voices, people of color up people disabilities. WHO worked very diligently seek to get this job it Mr Blake last word was this done in bad faith is this just a check the box for COPD? No absolutely, not in this process was never characterized as a negotiation. This is one in which we wanted to engage in constructive meaningful dialogue I will say that roughly a third of the recommendations were completely outside of his phone of use of force entirely, which I think more dialogue could have helped. Explain things like three arrests, diversion community oversight, independent autopsy by a third party. These things have nothing to do with. Use, of force yet they were front and center with respect to the working groups recommendation. So we do need much more dialogue on this and I'm sorry this is the short amount of time we have but I'm confident that we're going to return to this conversation Robert Blake cried futterman and array will Karen. Winter's thank you for joining us on Chicago. Ain't. thinking. CARE. Brandis we go back to you. Carol thank you. Seven months into the pandemic and some patients diagnosed early on with the corona virus are still experiencing symptoms forty four year old Jamie. Novick a blue island was hospitalized in May for the corona virus today she has lung damage and still suffering from exhaustion. For the first few months if I did if I did too much, might be in bed for several days. Now it's not days at I out. You know that I would be in bed by it still ends being you know can stop it and you don't know how much is too much until after it's too late and sometimes it could be immediately and sometimes it's hours later and suddenly you're in bed. Known as long haulers some covert patients like Jamie report a range of sustained symptoms including. Fatigue. Fog hair loss, and coughing. Joining us to discuss what we know and don't know about the long term effects of the virus are Mercedes Ifan epidemiologist and vice chair of preventive medicine at Western University Feinberg School of Medicine and Leonard Jason The director of Center for the Center for community research at Depaul University. He's conducting research on Corona virus long haulers and has a background in studying chronic fatigue syndrome. Welcome back to Chicago tonight. Thank you. So Leonard Let's start with you. Please throughout your research you've had long haulers call about their experiences, how wide ranging are the symptoms that they are still experiencing Very wide ranging and very similar to what we see in Michigan that's. Unusual like losing sense of smell and taste on. But many of the symptoms bog on the fatigue on sleep difficulties comparable on what we think is is really two groups. One group has orbiting to these either cardiac were long. Other groups don't have those. And they still have persistence infants and twenty count will often argued suggests is up to ten eighty percent of Kobe patients have lingering symptoms. Someone other individuals have suggested it might be up to about ten percent have long symptoms of percent of seven million people have long symptoms in the small hall group as a significant public health challenge. Mercedes about how debilitating are some of these symptoms I mean, we're extreme exhaustion brain fog this interrupting their lives. Absolutely, the anecdotal stories that we're hearing from you the individuals who have suffered long term from a post, Kobe illness and centromere include brain fog extreme tiredness, and exhaustion shortness of breath if it imagined that does interfere with an individual's. To get to their life and get back to work and so the prolonged. Dissensions are going to leave to go along Jeff permits and individuals quality of life. In July Dr Anthony Fauci said that there is some evidence a long haul symptoms resemble those of chronic fatigue, syndrome, Leonard briefly, what is that syndrome and how does it relate to what long haulers are experiencing? So, chronic fatigue syndrome, we call it emmy fast. Term. Is Basically something when you get some type trigger like covid nineteen, I'm was frequently it's model which is caused by the virus. And after that, you go from relatively well functioning to having significant limitations in lifestyle such that it's hard to work as hard to maintain household responsibilities. Is Difficult these with work social environment family relationships. The three most common symptoms are really very comparable to covid nineteen things like fatigue. We we actually call it post exertion. Of Malays, which is probably more technical term. You try to do something you feel sick after I just teague that sick. The cognitive impairment foggy mention. In sleep difficulties, those are the most common symptoms in it. They occur at least six more months the trans transition into what's called this Emmy Piston. and Mercedes. We're less than a year into the virus. You know about seven months. Do we have enough information to know the long term effects of this? We really don't you. Where we need to to go the direction we need to go we don't know necessarily who's going to contract the virus and have their symptoms resolved quickly, we don't know who is going to have very mild symptoms ended with his post Cogan. Fatigue and long Hauler Syndrome. What we need are more long term studies and I'm so pleased to hear the doctor Jason is working in this area because we need to follow these individuals to see what happens and what some of the triggers are for a return to normal just as we need as much information upfront about those individuals who are suffering long-term centers. So the Nikkei angered data and try to identify the patterns of individuals who are likely to have significant long-term effects. Now, roughly six months after diagnosis we just heard from one long hauler at the top of the story Jamie. Novick says that she is beginning to feel better here's a bit of what she says. I'm able to do some things. You know like, I. I can have a day where I might actually have most of the day might be hiding a good day not Samna having no symptoms but you know I'm getting through it and everything a little bit more optimistic everything a little bit more energy. Now, other long haulers have also reported noticing some improvement after six months. Leonard could that be a turning point for most patients? During pretty much could and I think the key thing is not to Overdo it because as you start getting some recovery. It's very easy to Kinda WANNA. Go right back into the lifestyle went head. And that is a very, not a good thing. So I would say take it slow instead, he will be calling in the. World is of pacing staying within your energy uncle. Question, a little bit. But don't really go back to your old lifestyle immediately. Because you can have a relapse Mercedes. We've got just a few seconds left. You know similar to the virus itself. There are many different symptoms that long haulers are experiencing. Does that make it more difficult for doctors to treat and identify? Absolutely in the frustration that we hear anecdotally from these long haulers, they go to their doctor they say, Hey, I'm having these symptoms and the doctors are looking at the early symptom checklist. We have only stable there shouldn't be hair loss that can't be at and quite often individuals are shuttled into psychological services as if it's all in their mind when really there is a model for these post viral fatigue syndrome and these patterns have been seen in other conditions and so the extent to which physicians can take seriously and document what they're hearing. We can start tweeden patterns. Cry A lot. We still don't know my thanks to Leonard Jason a Mercedes Carnival appreciate it. Almost everyone enjoys music whether you're listening to it or performing it yourself. But music education programs often end up on the chopping block of school budgets. When one music teacher had her program cut from a charter school in east, Garfield Park she refused to quit on the kids in the community, the underserved community that she worked in Chicago. Tonight's Evan. Garcia. Checked out the nonprofit bandwidth to learn more. Fifteen year old Jamarcus is a student instructor for a newly formed drumline on Chicago's West. Side. Leaders on the drama I saw the show kids you know, what stacey us how to use them. Like. Fourteen year old Justin Rucker is picking up the drums pretty quickly today. Actually, we'll make one year from Atlanta John when I was first introduced to the jumbled, I didn't know how to play the with them as a mess of France. They showed me how to do it and two weeks I was already know. How to do everything the drumline is part of bandwidth a nonprofit offering free music instruction to students at Hope Junior an after school program at Merrill Lack Saint Vincent. Family. Services in the east. Garfield Park neighborhood. Teacher Anna Palomino started bandwidth in two thousand fifteen when her music program was eliminated from the budget of learn charter school located across the street at that very moment I just really didn't want to leave you know which I think is a big part of it is just sticking around if you decided that this is what the community deserves. Every every year. My goal is to stay put and just to offer more music two more kids to help sustain the free program at Hope Junior. Palomino runs pay for participation music programs in three. Chicago Catholic schools you blame as I do give them because they're so portable. If you were a student taking lessons like Jeremiah, then you are given a guitar in a book to keep at home to practice, and then for as long as you're in the program as long as you're interested. Old Jeremy Bell is a few months into his guitar lessons candidate given to me so I can't practice at home. So it's real cool that can go home and Shell my mom in Shell. Like my friends, what I learned from here. Now. Some of US may have taken our school's banned programs for granted but these days Anna says access to musical instruction and band programs is a rarity in Chicago's public school system if you do have a band program in a city school. It's because the parents are paying for it. So that means the parents have to be able to afford paying for it. Most schools are not paying for their band program or the salary of your band instructor. It really is not comment at all anymore, but it didn't used to be pretty common. Now in Chicago public schools even just generation back side just think. We gotTA. Get back to that. A recent report by the Arts Education nonprofit ingenuity found approximately thirty five percent of Chicago public school students lack access to consistent high quality arts education. Those students are disproportionately black and economically disadvantaged ours. The every day something about the how it brings a bunch of cases together who are not know each other and like just doing different events is like very fun. For Chicago tonight, this is Evelyn Garcia. Anna says she's the only primary instructor teaching roughly eighty students in bandwidths, paid programs and sixty five students free lessons. She does recruit visiting musicians to provide instruction as well, and now we go back to you. All right, Brennan's thank you very much instilled. Come on Chicago tonight CVS hiring thousands of workers for flu season. How many new hires is Chicago expecting that more business headlines from cranes state Senator Jim over Weiss on his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Lauren Underwood in the fourteenth Congressional district critics are making the most of their once in a decade chance to toss. Illinois. Supreme. Court justice off the court and what exactly is the Cunanan conspiracy theory brought up in president trump's townhall last week. But I, some more of today's top stories Governor Pritzker announced that southern Illinois region five will roll back some of the covid nineteen guidelines and region seven and eight, which includes four Chicago area counties including dupage and Kane could be next for pandemic restrictions. Starting Thursday region five will move to increased mitigations including the temporary closure of indoor dining and indoor bar service and a reduction of group gatherings to twenty five people. Both regions seven and eight have surpassed a rolling average of eight percent and could join region five in meeting the metrics for heightened mitigations as soon as tomorrow. Some insight into how mayor lightfoot plans to close a one point, two billion dollar budget deficit sources confirmed that W. W news. The mayor's budget proposal is expected to include hundreds of layoffs and ninety four, million dollar property tax hike that number was first reported by the Chicago. Tribune. Here's what the mayor had to say about it when asked to confirm this. The enormity of this budget gap requires us to look at a number of different options. We always look internally I. We can't go to taxpayers and ask them for more and we pretend that the status quo turning the size of the budget the way in which we deliver services that that's all fine and campy touch. We've got to look internally I to earn the trust of the taxpayers. And now toss it back to Brandis for some of today's top business headlines Brandis. Paris. Thank you. American Airlines says, it's bringing the Boeing seven thirty-seven Max planes back into service. Meanwhile, the airline industry reaches a milestone carrying more than a million passengers in a day for the first time in seven months and CVS begins a hiring binge here to go behind the headlines is crain's Chicago business editor and wire an an we all remember the Boeing seven thirty-seven Max planes they've been grounded since March twenty nineteen after two separate crashes killed more than three hundred people. But now American Airlines, it says that it's bringing them back is this worrisome at all? That's the multi billion dollar question Brandis of course The FAA is expected to say that the plane is safe to fly again, what Boeing and American Airlines are hoping is that the flying public agrees right now with with travel being down depressed pretty significantly I think American figures that Ta this is a good time to ease the seven thirty, seven Max back into service they expect to do so in. December pending FAA approval Of course, we don't get to choose what type of plainly fly when we book a flight. And that's sort of part of the mix here. I, think the airlines have a lot of work to do to reassure the flying public that when the seven thirty seven Max is fully back in service it's safe for now they're going to test it on the New York to Miami Roads. So also in the airline industry, it reached a milestone this weekend after processing more than a million passengers in a day for the first time in seven months is the industry on track to getting back up to pre pandemic levels. This is an an important milestone should be sure but I think it's important to remember that even having hit this million passenger mark that they did the other day. We're still forty percent down of passenger levels from October of last year's let's a significant while off as as encouraging as this is I think that just last week United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby warned Wall Street that he doesn't expect to see business related travel return to pre code levels at United Until August of twenty, twenty four and that prediction really rocked Wall Street because it's A farther out than a lot of people have articulated and also business travel is just the bread and butter of airlines of the scope of of American and united, and that's an important point. So also CVS is adding fifteen thousand jobs to help with flu season and Corona virus. How many of those jobs are going to be in Chicago and what kind of jobs are we talking about? The company saying single be bringing two hundred, fifty people here locally. Most of these jobs are pharmacy technicians and these are people who have just recently been authorized by federal officials to administer vaccines. Of course, that's going to be. Wildly important. Once accidents are available. They'll be able to help out in administering not only cove in nineteen vaccines, but also cold and flu vaccines, all of which are expected to be heavy demand in the in the coming season. Absolutely. Okay. Our thanks to Andrew Chris Cox Business thanks for joining us. Thank you. And now back to Paris and a state senator running for Congress in the Fourteenth Congressional district Paris. brandis mentioned earlier Illinois and much of the country is experiencing a new surge in corona virus cases. This president trump has called for states to do away with economic restrictions designed to slow the spread amid this environment. Our next guest is running as the Republican candidate for Congress in the fourteenth district, which stretches from the western and northern suburbs of Chicago to the Wisconsin border and joining us now is state Senator Jim. Republican. Candidate for Congress, in the Fourteenth district where he is hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent Lauren Underwood we should also note that underwood declined our invitation to be part of this discussion tonight but state Senator Jim over Rice were glad you're here. We'll start very simply why you and not another term for Representative Underwood? We'll look I've lived in this district my whole life been in the same house from the last forty three years. I believe I understand the needs and the interests and the desires of people in this district. Unfortunately, my opponent doesn't seem to represent the people at all. She has voted one hundred percent of the time every bill every vote with Nancy Pelosi, not with the people of this district and I think that's important. We have people who will represent district not the strict party line of Nancy. Pelosi obviously the big issue facing your district and the entire state right now, Calvin and other forty, two, hundred cases announced today and Illinois another surge in much of the country as two hundred, twenty, thousand people already have died what must congress and the White House due to finally get a hold of this. Well obviously, there are no easy answer to that and we're getting sometimes conflicting information the real answer of course, is to get a vaccine that works I. Think we're very close there are at least three vaccines in stage, three testing, which means they could be approved anytime in the next thirty or sixty days when and they're already by the way producing millions of vials of the vaccine so that They will be ready to go. As soon as the FDA says, it's safe and effective. So I'm hoping that that will help to clear up the situation fairly quickly. That's it doesn't mean in the next thirty days is GonNa be certainly in the first quarter next year but I think it's coming in the interim should there be masked mandates and further restrictions on places like restaurants or clubs or bars. Where you're putting me in a difficult position. Has Nine restaurants in addition, the ice cream store. So you're making a tough I mean. But look I I think the evidence is That when you're outdoors and socially distance masks clearly are not needed. When you're indoors in close contact with other people for prolonged period of time, masks do help to prevent the spread of the virus so I think. There should be a mandate or should that be up to the Individual Well I I'm I'm concerned about mandates I. I will tell you that over waist area, we do require all of our employees to wear masks at all times and repair our customers even to wear masks comedian note if they're sitting at a table eating a burger or a pizza obviously the camps or unites being can't maintain a mask at that point but When it comes to outside I certainly don't think so and I'm very very concerned about mandating masks on people. All right. Let's listen to what president trump had to say at a rally yesterday about this subject and about the doctor Tony Foul she. He will surrender you jobs to China. He will surrender your future to the virus. He's GonNa. Lockdown. Wants to lockdown. He'll listen to the scientists if I listened totally to the scientists. Now have a country that would be a massive depression. All right, the president was referring to his opponent by not Shay but do you agree with the president there that he shouldn't totally listened to the scientists? Well, we certainly have to listen to them, but sometimes, they have only one viewpoint what sometimes missed in this is that when we had the total lockdown It tends to cause some deaths in other ways. Number suicides has gone up significantly I were certainly affecting the educational opportunities of our kids and the socialization of those kids. So when it comes to schools I'm inclined to ask each individual school to make a decision as to what is safe for them. They're a big enough room and social distance and. For older kids, you can get him to wear masks I believe that the going to school is much more much better than trying to do it through zoom. The education he's results are better than socialization is better. and. We don't have the suicides and yellow thing is happening is people are skipping Healthcare checks things like mammograms. And Skin cancer screenings and we're having more deaths as a result of that. So there isn't an easy answer this. We have to try to reach some type of reasonable balance between those two sides and there is the economic component that does appear that a further stimulus talks are on life support. Last time you were here, you said you supported a plan to have government perhaps by equity shares in troubled companies in industries like the airline industry do you support another round of direct payments to individuals and businesses from the government? Will there are obviously certain industries like air travel or hotels motels that are very drastically impacted by the shutdown that has occurred i. think it does make sense to help them to keep them alive But I don't think it's bad necessarily to have the government. In return for a low interest loans. Or equity either by equity or provide a perhaps a war that would allow companies to. Allow the government to. Be paid back. Payments to individuals. I'm sorry about payments to individuals. Well Look a lot of people are out there are hurting and hurting badly I think if we do this right it is an opportunity to make payments to to help with stimulus checks to individuals again. But what I don't think is right. My son voted for providing twelve hundred dollar stimulus checks to every person here in this country illegally I think we want to help our citizens who are here illegally. But. Not necessarily you're illegal you broken loss amid this the the White House right now is arguing a case to do away with the affordable care act. What would you replace Affordable Care Act with? Look all is talk about repealing places it. It's a lot of politics in my opinion I, don't care where the repeal and replace it or we just fix it. The goal is to make healthcare more affordable and more available to more citizens in this country and a the keys to bring the cost down I think are a more And more transparency and I believe that the president is moving in that direction, which I think is a big plus he is issued an executive order to allow for the reimportation of American made drugs from Canada to bring the cost of drugs down. Is An executive order to allow for interstate sales of. Insurance products again, more competition helps bring those costs down. That's the right way to go very quickly. Last question you know undocumented immigration has been a cause of yours through various campaigns that you've run. You support the trump administration's policy over the last few years to separate children of undocumented immigrants from their parents at the border. No of course not. Either is using that as a little bit of a bargaining chip I also support allowing a path to citizenship for those kids who were brought here. By their parents who've grown up here. WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES AMERICANS? They should have a panther citizenship because in this country. We, don't hold kids responsible from stakes at their parents made. Really. Think that those parents who broke the law should be given path. This isn't any different than anybody else there is. An opportunity for non immigrant visa, which would allow them to stay here legally and word, but not a path Mississippi. You're talking about Daca kids, ranks. But I'm talking about the border separation policy for people crossing the border. Know, we should stop them from even coming in the country to begin with. Part of the idea of the all all right state Senator Jim over whites. We thank you very much for being here. Thank you. Thank you and a reminder is opponent Congressman Lauren underwood declined our invitation to participate tonight. 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The nation's eyes have been on Washington DC as a Senate committee on Thursdays scheduled to officially vote on the confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee judge in coney Barrett to the US. Supreme Court. But the makeup of the Illinois Supreme Court is also set to see turnover. How much depends on the outcome of a race that's getting more expensive and contentious by the day Amanda. finicky joins us now with the story Amanda. France this isn't your typical race. There's no person running against Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride is he seeks his third decade long term he nonetheless is facing major opposition to the point he could lose his seat there's millions of dollars being spent on ads. Meet Justice Tom Kilbride Mike Madigan's favourite judge for decades. Madigan's corrupt. CHICAGO. Machine has rigged our entire government including the Supreme Court vote Yes to retain justice Thomas Kilbride for integrity independence and fairness in our courts. kilbride represents the third district. It is in blue on the map you should be seeing on your screen, but the outcome of this race does stand to have impact statewide, which is why the battle for retention is getting so much attention the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Accuses Kilbride of being cozy with personal injury attorneys who are helping to fund his campaign, and they say that hurts the state's business climate. Think about your cost of Auto Insurance? Would you like to be less would like be more? It's more because we got a court system that we're going to be very, very plaintiff. Friendly. kilbride's detractors also say he's cozy with someone else Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. It is clear if he looked back when he was first elected Michael, Madigan put an awful lot of effort behind his election. And it was successful. Now. Has that Madigan is not a factor in the courts deliberations and he says, he knows the speaker only casually as he does other political figures from both parties. We have no relationship beyond casual kind of. Professional distant relationship. Such as when he first ran for a seat on the bench kilbride had to declare a party. He ran the and one as a Democrat and as such he had the backing of the Democratic Party of Illinois helmed by Madigan Democrats currently hold a four to three majority on the state supreme. Court and they want to keep it. Republicans see taking out. KILBRIDE is their chance to tap the judicial scales. Much of their criticism of kilbride stems from a twenty sixteen case in which hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters signed onto a petition that would change how legislative districts are drawn. Kilbride wrote the opinion for the majority that the effort was constitutionally flawed. Off The ballot all to protect one person and his power, and that's Mike at him, and so we were outraged, and now we have an opportunity to Speak back and tell the public that we can do something about this outrage. We shouldn't abuse the judicial system the way. Tom. Kilbride, did and twenty sixteen. Kilbride kilbride that is points out that that decision was four to three was not his opinion alone and he says, it was effectively chance that it was him that wrote the opinion the judges are assigned on rotation. We don't wear blue roads. We don't wear red robes. We wear a black robe to symbolize impartiality and it's those individuals on the outside. Looking in, trying to politicize and make this a political contest and that's bad for judicial independence. Kilbride says voters should consider his record also that he helped make it legal for TV news cameras to Record Illinois Court proceedings also says they should check out his qualifications. He has the nod from the Illinois State Bar Association also from some prominent Republicans including retired Illinois Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas. I knew him to be conscientious jurist asked pointed questions that argument it was always prepared. You know all you have to do is look back at our opinions. We didn't always agree I thought I was right. He thought he was right but we didn't get those cases because they were easy. And I think he's a man of integrity. Come November. Third. It will take sixty percent of voters in kilbride's third district to vote. Yes. In order for him to retain his seat. Is Back to you Amanda Thank you. and. Up next confused about what Cunanan is, we'll explain but first a look at the weather. From anonymous fringe websites to the presidential stage conspiracy theory Cunanan is cracked into mainstream discourse. The theory is labeled a domestic terrorist threat by the FBI and led the kidnappings and killings. So what does Cunanan, why does law enforcement consider it to be so dangerous joining us to talk more on the conspiracy theory? Is David Goldenberg the Midwest regional director at the Anti Defamation League David Goldenberg. Here. We only have a few minutes I'm going to get right into it what is queuing on? Thanks for having me bears Cunanan is a wide range reaching. Right wing conspiracy theory. That has been embraced as I said by number of conservative activists I supported President Trump on N. at its core. The conspiracy is that the world governments include the United States is run by a shadowy about a pedophile who president trump will ultimately bring to justice. We've seen an ad, a number of conservatives, rallies, political rallies, and others and as you mentioned on it. By the FBI as domestic terrorist threat You know throughout it embraces. Wide ranging sort of generally I'm known conspiracy theories. But also with marked undertone of Anti Semitism in folk. All right. So with conspiracy theories like this, you might have some true believers based on paranoia. Yeah. Have some gifters who see some big bucks in manipulating people? Do we know WHO's behind this? So no one knows WHO's behind it. But what we do know though is that there are too many people who have frankly sought to kind of give it life or credence or credibility in a number of ways whether be elected officials public leaders who have served embrace these conspiracies and ultimately have driven it in its now found its way into serve mainstream conservative us. In alternately, we've seen it play out on the campaign trail route twenty, right, and one of those moments was at the town hall featuring President Trump was less Thursday. Let's hear how he addressed that question. Let me just what I do. Hear about it is they are very strongly against pedophilia and I agree with that I mean, I do. And I was fantastic pedophile. Okay. No I don't you. Okay. So this has been the president's Messaging Strategy on this echoes, the Messaging Strategy from to Congressional candidates in Illinois both Republicans one of them phillies white tweeted common Cunanan Hashtag where we go one, we go all but then says well I don't know anything about this. So how do Cunanan here's react to sort of this this I don't know about it but then sort of ten generally kind of giving them a little playing footsie with them basically. I think the first thing is that when it comes to elected officials, especially, the president of the United States and people running for Congress ignorance is not an acceptable answer. This is a conspiracy theory that has been well documented and well reported on throughout this entire election cycle even before and one of the things in the reason that the FBI has called this a domestic terrorist threat is because those scribe to these views who truly believe in him. have taken to violence and other actions and we're talking about murders. We're talking about kidnapping we're talking about domestic assault. We're talking about somebody putting an armored truck in front of the Hoover Dam all who are believing that they're stopping this sort of shadowy cabal pedophile within the government doing bad things. So we're not talking about a logical argument. We're not talking about a reasonable. Leaves these are conspiracy theories with no element of truth whatsoever but are inspiring people in many cases to take action in a violent way. But then also giving a wink and a nod to those who sort of want to push whether it be anti-semitism. Zena. Phobia other `ISMs and obvious that kept built into it. I mean Afro Against Pedophilia. Day. The reality is is that. We're deeply concerned about the way that Cunanan has needed way into sort of modern politicians are everyday Paul and part of that. We only have a few seconds part of that has been through social media has facebook twitter youtube have they successfully crack down on some of these groups so the platforms have made strong statements be in many of them could actually pulled down accounts. EDL's been working with them and other groups and organizations, and we applaud that but the reality is that they need to do more. There's still too many elements of. In these types of conspiracy theories that are playing out on social media platforms, and they've been incredible contributors to the manifestation of these types of conspiracy theories, and now it's incumbent upon social media platforms to do everything, they can to take them down. All right. 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CPS Switches Gears, Will Start School Year With Remote Learning Only

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CPS Switches Gears, Will Start School Year With Remote Learning Only

"I'm Justin Kauffman, and this is reset. Announcement today regarding Chicago Public School we began forum our families and staff across Chicago public schools that we will begin the new school year learning at home and continue learning remotely for the first quarter, which ends on November six. We will be building on the lessons we learned from the launch, a remote learning, this spring to create more sustainable model that's EPSCO, Janice Jackson and Mayor Lori lightfoot after a lot of back and. Forth about hybrid learning, CPS will be all remote learning when school starts in September. There are a lot of questions about what that will look like education reporter Sara. Car is here to help us unpack this Info Sarah what changed according to lightfoot and Janice Jackson and Alison are woody who's the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. The science is showing that the data showing that numbers of confirmed Kobe cases are increasing. And so because a been going up for the last couple weeks, they feel like the chances are that you know we we could be at four hundred, which is the benchmark they sent for whether we'd be all remote or all, or go to do some hybrid learning and what are what he said was that you know we're a school district where big school district and they decided they couldn't make the call as it had originally said, which about a week or two before school started that they needed a month plan and because trend looks like it's going that way that they decided to be. All remote. Now, you know there was a bunch of drama with CT Chicago Teachers, Union yesterday, and they you know the the Teacher's Union saying that if CPS did not decide to go all remote, they could take a strike vote as early as next week. But lightfoot said that had nothing to do with her decision to make the call right now and the other interesting note and we talked about this earlier this week was just that you know there was parental feedback. There are a lot of parents with a lot of concerns. It sounds like they heard overwhelmingly that parents wanted to go one way. Let's so much overwhelmingly but there but what they did here was that there was a large portions of parents that were thinking that they were going to keep their kids home regardless of what CPS decided and do remote learning. So you know that that was a factor that weighed in actually. This, just a hypothesis or thought that I think actually. CHICAGO. Schools officials might have been a little surprised at how many people said that they were going to keep their kids home and that that did you know cause them to to rethink their plans and I? Do I do think parents are sort of caught between this really difficult position even right now I mean in in just the last couple of hours my like DM on twitter and facebook has been sort of blowing up with parents saying. Help what do I do with? My right? So this is you know it's it's certainly not easy and it's certainly not a uniform opinion and you know I do think that that's going to be the the big next question that the city needs to sort of step in and say, okay if you can't stay home, what should you do with your child to make sure that not only they have some care you know they have somebody with them but also that they're getting their worked on because. You don't want to just send your kid to the to a childcare center where they play all day. Yeah, and this is a complicated question. It's one that. Obviously, plays out here in Chicago in several different ways. There's GonNa be there's going to be the concern as you just mentioned about, how do you actually deal childcare or monitoring your children when you have to work, you have to go physically into work There's also the question of what remote learning looks like and addressing the digital divide there. They're going to be a lot of as many questions around the other side when they were trying to bring kids back in this hybrid form, they're going to be as many questions on the other side as well. Right I mean just today Janice Jackson made it very clear that they want teachers to do live instruction every day all day basically for they didn't set a number of hours yet but for several hours, she made it seem and that principals are going to hold teachers accountable for doing this. Now, that's a big question because does that really mean that you have to have a five year old or a six year old sitting in front of a computer for five six hours a day me I don't know if we really want this. So I. Don't I don't know exactly what she was meaning you know could live instruction could be many things but. But. If you're five or six year old isn't sitting in front of the computer who's monitoring what they're doing is they're just sort of like a wait and see approach to what happens after the fall. Are they going to get concrete about that at later time or they just really just talking about the short-term foreseeable future? So they said that they're gonNA do it until at least November eighth, which is the end of the first quarter after that, they want to move into this hybrid plan. Now, I'm sure that's going to be dictated by weather. The new cases are declining or still increasing. You know whether they feel like they have some control over community spread but one thing that they did do that's a little different than than let's. Say Los Angeles which has also announced all remote learning is that they did give a date certain so you can be sure it's going to be all the way through November eighth whereas Los, Angeles said we want to bring them back as soon as possible. So and that's a little more than a year or let's go to the phones. Let's go to an WHO's standing by in Hyde. Park and welcome to reset. Question actually relates to the the last piece about returning in November is in all these news conferences and talking about the schools and all the back and forth I was in my daughter's school in July dropping off a birth certificate in the school looked as if everything had just been dropped in March and it was all in disarray. So I'm wondering while we have all these weeks of remote learning and all these resources are being put toward remote learning where the resources for the buildings. If we're actually going to reopen like markers for six feet apart lines for the dead the infrastructure improvements and thank you for that call Sir. You know this is the thing right now the. CHICAGO. Public schools has yet to release their budget for next year and do earlier budget what has to be in the next week or two they're going to have to talk about their capital budget and. I am going to be looking to see whether they're going to be spending some capital money on things like AARP para fires, or other things that might make buildings more safe because, yes, it is true that that we're going to remote learning in the fall, but eventually we're going to need some of these things in place. So I think that will be a big question. You know what can they do in the meantime to make building safer because a lot of teachers who were very much against going back to in person. We're saying that the reason why they were so nervous about is the the didn't feel like there'd been any infrastructure put in place to keep kids safe. So I think that's a question that the the public school system and the mayor have to answer speaking teachers. Let's bring in the president of the Chicago Teachers Union Jesse Sharkey Jesse Welcome back to reset. Hey thanks for having me on and hey serapis dot. Jessie what's your? What's your reaction to the press conference in the news this morning? We're glad walk away from the plan to force students docking tools. You know we've been looking and talking about the numbers going in the wrong direction for a couple weeks now few weeks and one of the problems with not just the health risk, but also all the time that we spent denying the picture. that everyone else because apparently see with time to took away from our ability to make remote learning more plentiful one rushing for every CPS didn't you're in that position now where the the transition starts and and and teachers will be as we as we heard from the mayor and from Janice. Jackson. The CEO saying there will be accountability from the principal teachers may be and we we don't really know what the time links are You know be teaching hours on end when it comes to remote learning how do you get your teachers ready for that and how do you negotiate with the city to make sure that that's all on the up and up? Well I. Think. We expect to work hard in to do the planning work and the things that teachers often do in the summer to be ready when school starts. This year it's GonNa. Be Remote It's going to mean that people are going to have to go back in their practice. probably getting equipment and their homes you know and do all the stuff that we have to be ready for that. I do think there's a number of real equity issues for students and families you know. How? To make sure, we, get devices. Probably there should be a voluntary program how that You know they'll do a social distance it on people make sure they have the right equipment. You know there's there's really we need to make sure especially in parts of the city were over the hit the hardest. or there's some they're similar actually walk in collaboration with students, families, and the people who have to do in schools. There's there's so much made of. A balancing and and there's a complicated issue but as we swing to a remote or only learning environment what at the Teacher's Union you think about people who who may not have childcare who may have essential work and have to go into a physical space and leave kids behind what does the Teacher's Union say about about the the fact that that part of it Is. Still a big pressing issue for many chicagoans. Yeah. Totally I I, it's an important point. When they one of the things that we've bad is that obviously promote learning a pale sup super in person learning. There's a lot of services that get delivered through school and I know what? The next press conference today they talked about flavoring meals. That's part of it. Because you know there are you are -peutic. Clinical services that kept telling the students You know there's obviously in person learning whole number benefit. So you know when the science supports it, you know we're in favor of. A resumption in person school. That we've got depression era unemployment rate and you know skyrocketing violence in the city and we just think that the mayor's policies need to address. The needs of the community and other Congress has stalled right now on things like basic income support, you know support for people who are facing eviction a broader set of you know Congo. Issues. our unions and pretty active advocate for this thing because we recognize that you don't have schools without. Communities parents, and right now, a lot of people your software just yesterday you guys mentioned that you would take a strike vote if you had to. Essentially to to push back on any sort of in-school in-person hybrid plan. Now that now that we've moved to remote only are you optimistic that you and the mayor and the CPS ever can come back together at the table and to this a more organic way for the parents and the kids here in Chicago that were not having the fights after a plan is announced you're getting together before it's announced. Yeah, I hope. So you know when I was thinking back, you know yesterday you know after the news broke that PBS wasn't going remote. There's a lot of emotion I felt like crying, and then I realized that you know I spent the last four weeks battling over something which. You know I should have been accomplished by listening to each other and you know looking at looking at the facts they were coming in. And that would have been extra time that we could eat been planning firm out learning. That we have to do now I you know, I, think we're going to continue talking to the table and be teachers voices because teachers often the ones that has to make. Work it's going to be effective you know and and it will be better than in the spring. We're GONNA into more prepared. With more devices what cleans away he. Challenge. Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey Jesse thanks for making time today. Appreciate it. Let's go to Maria who standing, by Lincoln, Square Maria Welcome to reset. My question is actress will be physically present in the school classrooms and do their last. Life show I would kick score I call can interact with them and can ask. Of the question direct the answer and. How you can have my interactions among themselves by next question and I'm an essential worker. I'm an immigrant my English is not the first language who is GonNa. Help with my kids to get the high quality education I'm providing my. Service to the public. That's a great question. Maria, thank you for your call meritas nailed it. I mean how how do you give that extra support and and that that care and attention that that a lot of our students need in this new environment? Right and by the way in some senses now teachers are essential workers because. CPS. Officials did say that they want teachers do more live instruction and that means that they could be in their school or they could be at home but they should be doing live instruction and interacting with kids which is I think something that was lacking a bit in the Spring and the appearance want now but. It. Also means that the teacher who's got three kids of her own at home can't be sitting there. You know making sure that they're staying on task at the same time we can expect you know we can expect that person to be shuffling everything. So I think there's GonNa be some some infrastructure put in for people who just can't devote the time because they have to be at work now actually somebody asked me and I I don't. Know the answer but they would like to see an evening school option for some kids because you know maybe that's when parents can actually sit with their kids and maybe they wanNA leave their children with their parents during the day or or something like that, and they don't WanNa. Tell their parents that now you have to not only do you have to take care of my kid all day but you have to do school day and so then. You could could they shift to the evening I don't know the answer that of course it seems like that would be a little difficult. Ideas on the table at this point is we are in an unprecedented era I mean, that's something to consider as a pair myself just hearing that a perk up thing. Maybe that's a better time because a lot of times you were in school so parents could go to work, and if that's not necessarily the way, it is right now in twenty twenty maybe we rethink the whole thing I mean if you think about high schoolers, they probably don't wake up to I mean if they're at home making them wake up by noon is. A. Difficult thing and if there parent isn't home to force them to get off, that's a difficult thing. So I feel like even for like highschoolers even though they might need the hand holding that little kids need they do need somebody to. Tell Mike Yeah structure. Yeah. WBZ EDUCATION REPORTER SARA CARPET WITH US we're continuing the conversation Maria from from. Lincoln. Square, made another point I thought about in the break was just about teachers are obviously are they going to have to go to the classroom and and pretend like they're doing? School with everybody in the classroom or are they going to be able to work from home? So, today Janice Jackson said that teachers hand come to the classroom if they want to. So it sounds like that's an optional thing. Is An interesting idea just thinking about that over? The idea of coming into work but that that is something that that might add some structure to it. For sure and and also you know one thing that teachers complained about not having all the equipment that they needed. In the springs you know to do live instructions. So even some of them you know they're they're they're Internet wasn't so great at home, and so you know if you're Internet's not so great then that that affects your your students. Now I don't know if all schools have great internet either but at least there's a better chance perhaps perhaps some as we look at those questions, the questions of the easy questions about Wifi and we start talking about putting kids. And video chats and other things for six to eight hours a day if that's even possible. I would just assume that even someone who is a high speed Internet and paying the gold standard is going to have trouble with that. I mean, are they thinking about that at all the idea of doing this kind of remote learning and the stress that it puts on the households not just people who talk always about the digital divide but just this idea that this is not how the any of the infrastructure was supposed to play up. Right I mean, that's that's something that I heard a lot from teachers. This spring was said you know the kid would be on one seconds and then would be off and I mean, even you and a high we've been on calls. I'm sure where you know suddenly the the person slows down and then they're gone for a few minutes and then they come back and all those are complications that that I'm sure people are thinking about I. Mean I do think that these issues of How to get killed really being able to be engaged consistently through remote learning. And how difficult it is is the reason why? Janice Jackson and Chicago public schools administrators really wanted to do hybrid learning I mean just like Jesse Shirke said in person learning is by far better than remote learning and I just don't think that some of these barriers are going to be overcome and you know that's I. Guess That's just something that that that we're GonNa have to live with. A A lot of parents are facing to worries relief think about it their family's health and the realities of childcare and remote learning and I wanNA play a clip from mayor lightfoot who early this morning addressed that no one should have to choose between work and whether their child we have the resources that they need to fry and we will make sure that that is not a choice that has to happen. Okay no no no saying that they're going GONNA. Make sure that that's a choice they don't happen. But as we even talk and people call in, it is a choice and it's GonNa be something that's not ideal. That's where we're at with cove nineteen and twenty twenty but there will be a choice. So what does she mean by the fact that that's something that you're GonNa make sure that that doesn't happen. So she did say that they're working with community groups to come up with some plan. they're also could be there was a suggestion during the press conference that maybe schools could be open for some kids with the principal there sort of monitoring them doing remote learning maybe there could be on the table I think that that would the school district right now has said is in the city is that you know the they're exploring options, but they're going to have to come up with something pretty quickly. You know it's gotta be gotta be soon. I mean, this is only a couple of weeks before school starts and people need to know what they're going to be doing i. also do think that parents will become creative. You've already heard about a lot of parents talking about these like homeschool pods. Will. Will people get together and say, okay? On Monday monitoring schoolwork for my child, five of his his friends and Tuesday they're all GonNa go here and Wednesday they're going to go here and Thursday and I think that you know that will happen. Maybe some people who have money will hire tutors to monitor that work I. Hope that that that everybody uses their creative juices. In this thing because you know, maybe you could get some key people who are you know recent college graduates who can't find work to work through community organizations to form those type of pods for people who don't have money you know who are lower income But this is my idea. I know. It's not just that it's also parents and students and teachers everyone having to rethink what they did in the spring to be emergency. To what is the actual new normal new reality and it makes me I mean, even my household, I ordered desk. I think for my key but the idea being that we're going to restructure the way that my son. Did his schooling before it was maybe sitting at the kitchen table. But now we recognize this is much more long-term and he has to have a space. So that's I think everybody's going to have to start thinking differently about their household. Their their routines or habits all that kind of stuff. Let's bring in teacher. Let's bring in. Ray Salazar who's a teacher at Hancock College, Prep and Ray. It's always great to have you on the program and back on WBZ. 'cause we worked together a long time ago. But Ray your thoughts as a teacher to the decision this morning by CPS. Yeah, thanks for having me on the we said Justin You know I I think it's the right decision for students and for staff and for families to know the data's clear doctor or Wabi. Completely communicated that today and this is really the best decision that's going to help our city move forward and and and overcome this hopefully, and you know I'm hoping that this is short term plan and that you know by November or by early next year, we'll be back to the new normal and Sarah, and I were just talking about this about teachers having to prepare differently than they did in the spring. How are you preparing? To to do remote only learning at Hancock 'cause you t t t school students. Yeah. These high school and you know I think that the one misconception I want to address so that people think that Oh, well, teachers have it easy. You know the most learning is is not easy and and working this way teaching. This way is not easier. I think. The questions I'm focusing right now a month before school starts is really what matters the most in terms of learning I'm looking at my curriculum plans and figuring out what do I need to pull out what are we focus on, and then how do I engage students in meaningful ways because? Of A high quality learning. And as teachers, we have to fulfill that commitment. Yeah. I just I wonder. Do you have to rethink because you know it was an emergency situation in? March and April In the man cps all the way in June, but the idea that you re think what you did then to what you're GONNA do coming up here in September. Oh completely completely new and and in casual settings have been getting getting together with my teacher friends that we've been talking about things to do differently look march it was it was a mess. You know we schools closed and we were going to be out for two weeks and we gave students assignments and my students took to be like, yes, I was sure. Yeah. We'll do these assignments. Knowing that yeah they were not going to do it I knew that and then all the sudden it comes in and we're like, Whoa, this is for real now he had no training no idea about how to do this and we will just into this. So we did the best that we could and we learned a lot I think a lot of the teachers are really spending time doing out how to use all types of Google extensions. How do we create learning experiences? You know nightclubs so even though it's English class do a lot of a lot of blowing a lot of reorganizing. Of Information I need to figure out a way to do that, and then how to work for that. One of the things that I really liked is that that Jackson talked about small groups and I think that's really key I. Think Teachers need to move away from the of looking at thirty students on their screen at one time and and we need figuring out how you small loops more effectively and really wasting what learning looks like when you're when you're teaching kids at the eleventh and twelfth grade and and they're having to go through this and and you're going to have to. Usher in a whole new unprecedented way of learning what what do you get from the? What's the reaction from from the students who are in your classroom or virtual classroom at this point, I have to give credit to my students from from last year who they just went with it. You know when they did the best that they could they worked hard and tell people that some of the writing soft my students during that the spring. Pandemic. When we're out of school was much better than the writing that I saw when we were in school I, think I think it comes down Sudas finally had to trust themselves and I wasn't there to look over every paragraph that they role and so they just had to do it, and so it notes are confidence that way I give it up to students who are dealing with. You know all kinds of conflicts, family issues, and the other thing is that people are still surprised by the challenges that face with you know low-income situations or insecure housing and you know I'm looking at this and saying these are issues that low-income black and. Brown families have been facing in our city for generations like our families learn how to deal with this and push through and I. Think some of the most impressive success stories are from students who are facing difficult circumstances because they find ways because of the value system that's at home to precipitate. Now, I also WanNa see that would that that doesn't mean that we should just sit back and let things happen we to make sure that we go out of our way for students facing difficult circumstances. Yeah. resells our teacher at Hancock College Prep on the southwest side Ray always a pleasure. Thanks for joining us stay shit thank. Justin. Thank you. Sarah Carp with us as well. WBZ Education reporter I wanNA bring Natalie Espana. She's an incoming senior at Lane Tech High School in Lakeview Natalie. Thanks so much for joining us. Alot so Natalie how do you? What's your reaction to the decision this morning to make it remote only for the fall I was so relieved. Because as things are right now, I see the cases are rising. And Latex Tech is a very big school very, very big and it worried me because. Imagine. Over a thousand students crammed into one hallway. That would be dangerous for the students who have underlying health issues that cannot afford to get sick because they will cost them their lives. And I know people who have contracted kovocs and It's not pretty it's not fun to have and I've seen how it can be curate a person. Both mentally and physically. And I I do not wish that upon anyone. Obviously for the the the health concerns are front of mind for you as someone who has a junior. was able to do remote learning and in the spring are you excited about doing remote learning again, what was good about and what was bad about it? I'm curious as to how things are going to different because as the previous teacher said March was a mess. April may was an even bigger mess especially with AP exams and I took four. And I want to know how things are going to be more productive because I feel like the previous teacher also said like we're taking seriously in March because we're like, oh, it's just two weeks. You know we're going to be back to school everything's GonNa be back to normal, but it's August and things have not changed. I would like to see teacher is actually giving presentations and lectures. You know like the board and like actual presentations. To Act to peach kids you know through online because that would be most productive especially for AP courses because we're the ones that really cram up a form before May. Natalie as you think about going into your senior year, this isn't what you thought. It was going to be. There's a lot of. Things. Go with being a senior in high school I, just kind of taking it in stride. I really just go with the flow and the slum. Lays a lot of things. I was looking forward my senior year I was looking forward to go back to my club and to actually put things into action planning junior year that did not happen because of. The pandemic you know I was looking forward to Prom I. Don't know if I'm going to have one. you know homecoming you know the rally. No saying goodbye and hang out with friends for the last year. You know having lunch with your friends and you'll hanging out around the school. Like I'm GonNa miss that and I. Hope I get to go back and spring but the way things are going. I. I don't see that happening what we're optimistic Natalie Espana incoming senior. Lane. Tech. High School Natalie thanks so much for joining US appreciate. Your problem. Sarah carpools with us. I mean when you hear Natalie and you hear a ray talk about these mean use recognize how complicated all of this is again, there's no there's no right answer. It's just the way that we kind of I guess follow Natalie's advice and go with the flow. Right I think that's I think that's what we're all learning to have to do to let go and go with the flow. Sir Carb WBZ's education reporter. Thanks so much for joining us today on this what a day for Chicago public schools as they go remote only for the fall two decision made this morning. Late last night but the. Players were onstage today this morning Sarah. Thanks for joining US appreciate it. Thank you. And that's Today's reset. What more great conversations like this subscribe to the podcast until you're smart speaker to play WBZ's reset I'm Justin Kauffman thanks so much for listening and we'll catch your right back here tomorrow.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ & Travis (HR4)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ & Travis (HR4)

"Was this that Lindsey guy moments where beach boys no. It's the wrong. It's the monkeys Ruby Tuesday. You know why we playing this. Andy is Monday. You say no. I do not know Chris well. Thanks Janice on social media this morning. Jacobson Saket Genesis Mom checked-in. Oh we love genesis mom iger. The rubies diner is doing a to ninety nine special today to ninety nine gets you a cheeseburger. Is there cheese on it. If you want cheese option to ninety nine cheese burger and and fries today rubies diners one wood mall we used to be a mall but it's what area in Whittier where the girls are Prettier Commerce Anaheim and I'm sure next to you somewhere I think is the one in Hollywood that probably designer and he's lactose intolerant. Are you really know meanwhile we mentioned Wednesay Buckingham of course a fleetwood MAC FAME CAM brothers put up a poll. Do you know who wins. He Buckingham is AK. Have you checked the results of check the results right now forty seven percent. Yes fifty three percent. Do not know how these Rogers Kinda get on well. We'll see there's still a lot of time to vote. I also wonder how many different places Raja's voted from well. No you can only often you can log augier. You can log in an and it's not even nine o'clock to my people. Wake up Andy and start voting this over boy. We're GONNA win whenever there's a poll on the morning show. It's always made possible by Buffalo Wild Wings. It's called happy hour for a reason get to buffalo wild wings now for three to five dollar alday deals so what are you waiting for. Get here and get happy. Buffalo Wild Wings beer to caveman voted or not but he tweeted back fleetwood Mac. Yes I think people are tweeting back and not voting. No stick the hill. It's OK P missing off creeping up to forty nine percent. Yes Oh boy that's because my people are waking up so you know we mentioned it was soldier boy's birthday of obviously this weekend yesterday Scott Walk by our boss Scott and he's asking hey. I heard you guys say hi to me. But what did you guys asked me so. Oh really oh we're asking if you knew soldier would like sarcastic. Obviously you don't know who that is. He was offended he said of course I know who's and then he started dancing. Maybe Superman I mean the superman was pretty popular. Every everybody was version of the radio friendly version okay. No you never know Pantley. Both them radio friendly. I imagine the unedited version was pretty popular as as well rams training camp breaks over the weekend and one story we were accustomed to seeing was not a thing Aaron. Donald is actually their last two years Aaron Hotel no Aaron Donald is actually they're participating in an actual training camp. The last couple seasons Aaron. Donald hadn't been there as part of a contract hold out last year. They came to the terms and Aaron Donald. Actually there and Donald is looking to become the first player in N._F._l.. History to win defensive player of the year three times in a row the only other people who've done it two times in a row Lawrence Taylor eighty one eighty two J._J.. Watt in two thousand fourteen and fifteen so Aaron Donald Looking this season to make some history as the rams are obviously looking to get to the Super Bowl and win at this time. It's GonNa be difficult as can be very difficult and is not a based upon the results. It's not based upon his play is based upon human tendency voters. Get bored voters want the new thing voters want the opportunity to go hi. This is now the best player whether it's true or not otherwise Michael Jordan have fifteen in EP yeah otherwise Cobra have more than one shack will have more than one as long as the media controls this aspect of the conversation then you have to deal with the fact that human nature church is to not WanNa continue to do the same thing over and over again and this regard yeah you're listening to Caspian Los Angeles the One reason I would push up against that though L Z is unlike the M._v._p.. In the N._B._A. which becomes a a conversation point for the entire season like this is something we start debating in the preseason and we keep going the entire year the awards in the N._F._l.. Don't have that type of conversation around them so because husband that I wonder actually if the voters get less caught up in the whole idea of narrative because that narrative needs that outside conversation order to exist like there really isn't much other than M._v._p.. A little bit in the N._F._l.. Like there's not much conversation conversation attached defensive player of the year like it just sorta how no no I would agree with that so like in in that sense I think it might make it easier for someone like Aaron Donald to get into third year in a row because that by the way could end up the story like that could actually the end up the story the idea of something being historic. If you think that you know voter are voter fatigue can become an issue. I don't think there's ultimately enough of a conversation for those voters to care about it. I think if they once get right down to it and it's time to vote they will remember voting for him already twice and they all began to just kinda sniff around and see who else does out there. You know I agree with you. That doesn't have the same sort of cachet is the N._B._A.. And not now even baseball comes close to that. We don't really really driving home. Who's M._V._p.? Of No we're not having enough conversations about baseball period where they're liking right so you know N._B._A.. Is essentially end you right. We we start this process ahead of time but when it comes the actual voters there cognizant affected voted for Donald twice and they're gonNA look around and do some numbers and see if there's a different guy and if Aaron Donald numbers whatever numbers the are take the slightest dip someone's GonNa come in and that's GonNa be that same mahomes if he throws for thirty nine touchdowns in four interceptions. They're gonNA be like he step back yeah. It's crazy what Patrick Mahomes is going to have to accomplish this. This season to still be considered that level of success because last year was so beyond what anybody thought he would do even the people that believed in his potential the idea that he would arrive at that place that quickly to the first full years of starter order like I mean that was unheard of what mom's is doing last year right and unfortunately I think for him is set the bar so impossibly high that when he does throw for less than forty touchdowns which is like normal Julia Yeah just play like an elite quarterback your standard elite quarterback. There is going to be a back. It's going to be a step back and then he will start dissecting who was different about him. Now have people how much of that was Kareem Hunt. How much of it was the other people around Amigas figured about Tony Thrown for thirty nine touchdown? The League now knows how to Stop Patrick Mahomes and I think the same thing what happened to Aaron Donald when it comes to the voting for M._v._p.. The slightest dip because remember he was on historic pace. Yes he was in a conversation that M._v._p.. Himself as defensive player the slightest dip back or the rams you know Heaven Forbid Only Wins Eleven Games you know so the team at least in terms of wins and losses take an air quotes step back the Aaron Donald can be looked at differently and his defensive plays. We looked at different now because he's different whereas impact is different but because we're bored and now we have an opportunity to look for something else because the numbers of different what's interesting to though when it comes to earn Donald in you know he has been the best defensive player in the League the last couple years much less best at his position along the line and last year you had Aaron Donald and Dhamma can sue with Michael Brokers who I think is actually really underrated part of what they do. The Rams really struggled stopping the run and that was the previous year as well when Aaron Donald was defensive offensive player of the year they they have really really had a difficult time containing that run and it just it begs. The question of why that's happening in terms of is it a defensive line thing is at the linebackers not doing their job when the defensive lines is actually getting it done. Is it something with scheme like the re. The rams defensively really the only thing they can't do it leased average or better is stop the run against the past. They're they're fine. It's really just the run and that's that seems like maybe the last step at the rams need to take in order to really feel like a team that can get over that Hump in the Super Bowl. You know I it's hard for me to look at a team. That obviously gets big leads. That doesn't give up a whole lot of points to say that their defense is lacking in this area to me. It seems like a philosophical decision more so than a glaring like Ben. Don't break thing it is exactly a Bendel then this exactly been don't break thing. They say we're not gonNA give you big chunks over the top of us. We're going to give you. Vis because we'll allow you to get to a certain place in a field and once you get a certain place in a field then we shift our focus but the cramps on you and hold you to fill goes or less now. This is a situation in which everybody Mama came a man and was just like rushing for like one hundred forty yards every week in scoring and then I would say was problematic but when you consider the fact that that's not the case we consider the fact that oftentimes they get nice big leads and then all of a sudden now you you know the they take the foot off the gas little bit you run your number's up and it looks as if statistically that we're horrible at this. I don't think that's necessarily the narrative of this defense. I think that narrative is more along the lines of you. You know what we're GONNA. Give you four yards per carry five yards per carry because we know once you get to the forty we're going to shift this and that's going to be over and you won't be able to throw an hour yeah and ultimately to I mean the rams are a really disruptive defense. I mean like they're a team. That makes it difficult because their ability to rush the past. They've got a really good secondary. They can cover you well and they can create turnovers. I mean there are very disruptive defense to play against so mean maybe there is something you the idea of okay we're not gonNA put as much energy into stopping the runner like that type of focus. We're GONNA make sure the run doesn't kill us and like you said by definition couldn't be killing him that bad because at one thirteen games last year so I mean they're they're managing to get those winds anyway it just it's it makes you think just about like the value of somebody like Aaron Donald and like what what he brings despite not necessarily being the anchor of run stop and defense because at his position that's often what you associate appreciate that ability to require that double team still make tackle along the line like as it turns out. He's just he's his value. I think is just an overall disruption like just how much you have to key in on stopping him and you still can't get it done. The guy still gets it's all those sex with an entire offense of line schemed against him right. You know is ram talk. You know gives me thinking a little bit any new. He's made me thinking of of course our very own. Keyshawn Johnson has his power ranking but E._S._p._N.. Did their top ten power rankings for this upcoming N._F._l.. Season L Z can you give me one of their top ten and teams for the N._F._l.. E._S._P._N.'s power rankings here. I'm going to go with your Los Angeles Rams. ooh That's a good choice. They are number three on the list this phone number three Andy. I will say the Kansas City chiefs are number. One one is points for Andy Sir and Smart Andy. We're looking for top ten teams. Including E._S._p._N.'s power rankings the Patriots the Patriots are number four analyst the Super Bowl Champs the Indianapolis Colts Colts Trendy pick because of <hes> lock lock in the offense defense come around a little bit number five on the list. He's bounced back. Andrew Luck has very healthy at a good year last year. You're in Los Angeles chargers. Your Los Angeles chargers number six on the list. That's right you guys. Don't have the number two team and there are seven in nineteen these saints of New Orleans Day our number two on the list. That's right you got one into your really smart and embarrassing more dings. Oh you like you like Ding Ding you all day. I'm not sure what you're not gonNA go. I don't either just going with it. I have no idea what that means either. I'M GONNA go with here's where it gets tricky the seven eight nine and ten fifteen. There's a big drop off in terms of experts say after the chargers where I notice a drop but go ahead. I'm going to say the healthy Ginger enger and the eagles the eagles number ten on the list close Burton yeah so he does it actually going to be my pick so now or gets tricky not now gets tricky. I'll give you guys a hint. There's one N._F._C.. I know I know all of N._F._C.. Teams one Andy Stabbing Dr Nice Chicago Bears Chicago bears the number. Seven in two teams left the N._F._C. A._F._C.. Which is which one is Dallas cowboys? Oh you know my cowboys but they are not on the list today. You know you yeah. He did actually <hes> so the Texans were the number eighteen Texas where these falcons got to think quarterback Chris last man standing is driven by Keys Automotive Group visit keys cars dot com. Was this problem child. I Dunno this this how you get a child problem or not problem or not I guess so the raiders raking there is there for no. I just rolled it out. I was waiting to find out the action. Kale wasn't much sometimes. You just got her. All God you come in in radio. There's sort of a bit attached to single musical looking into Chris I was like is it like it's for it was walker. BUEHLER's birthday yesterday was had a rough birthday. Hey did a very difficult twenty fifth birthday. <hes> the raiders breaking camp just like the rest of the N._F._l.. And it's been awhile elsie since the raiders have enjoyed any success and E._S._p._N.. Recently gathered their N._F._l.. Nation reporters together and they tried to create timelines hypothetical for each team in the N._F._l.. To get to the Super Bowl and E._S._P._N.. N._F._L. Nations Paul Gutierrez said this about Oakland could be Jon Gruden Straddling Oakland Oakland Vegas in two thousand nine hundred ninety three years is a realistic stretch for the raiders long enough for their most recent rebuild take hold and for their first three first round draft picks from the Spring Pan out raiders also have I two first rounders next year. If all goes to plan it will still it'll be Derek Carr at quarterback to where do you think the raiders stand right now in terms of actually finding success as they look to make this transition to vegas. I don't WanNA degree Nira. I don't WanNA prove era these projections but I mean seriously if I told you three years ago that the rams were going to be in a super bowl you would have laughed at me true. There's so much that can happen in three freaking seasons like are you kidding me like it is really difficult to project doers in our Shoji footage of jerk off with Jeff Fisher and I said this team has gone into super bone tumor. You'd have to include though the part with Jeff Fisher getting fired like if if I'm under the impression it's going to be two more additional seasons with Jeff Fisher than yeah. There's no way I'm buying into them as a super bowl team. If you tell me somebody else is going to be the coach. I'm at least willing to listen a little more. Oh Speaking Coaching Listening No Stop Speaking of coaching listening. I don't know if you if you listen to Jon Gruden how you get some fired up man. I think they could be quicker than three years. Everybody right now has dream. Don't they guys. I said it to the rookies rookies N._F._l.. Dream of making it in the N._F._l.. I got a dream of winning a super bowl. I got a dream of being in Kroll. I'm really not into dreams anymore. Okay nightmares you you gotta end. Somebody's drink you gotta take their job. You gotTA take their heart. You guys clear about this N._F._l.. Now we're not trying to go to the peach bowl. We're not trying to go to the gator bowl or the bluebonnets bowl. We're trying to go to the Super Bowl Okay and to do that. You gotTa really try to end. Somebody's drink you clarinet feral okay. I mean that now so get into that I'm fired up man. Don't let that guy ever tell you that he doesn't want his team on hard knocks. That's where I thought sales he Chelsea. You weren't inspired by that talk to us. Man Demand City had a dream sold the raiders. I mean he even formed the cadence so the radio. There's a lot of things that can happen between now three years. Now Jon Gruden get fired. Yeah I can happen hypothetically hypothetically someone could end his dream of turning into a nightmare. Turn it into a nightmare hypothetically. Here's the problem though you can't have your nightmare ruin. We got one hundred million guaranteed. Look at that point your your dream that things banked he. He's making an insane amount of money listen. I'm happy for him his family Yada Yada Yada Yada Yada. I know there are a lot of raiders fans. That got a lot of hope into thinking so you know he's going to be an attorney thing around. Maybe he will but if you telling me the man that I just heard is going to be the leader of a superbowl winning team in three seasons. I just don't see it. I just don't see it. He sounds like an. ASS Schick in there. This is right to me. The Man City has dream was wrong. We're having a dream. I just lot of stick in that. I mean like is there used car salesman dream of making N._F._l.. Restaurants O._J.. Clips at this point. Oh Okay Gimme that you're GonNa hit me beside ahead with something offensive Gimme. He'll the obviously it's the summer of O._J.. Everyone knows twitter and everything else. He just went and no part of it. This Jon Gruden has now just taking it to new levels Chelsea. I've just I used to be journalist and you know I. I remember the days when you were a pure journalist like I used to cover like real theme and now have to decide between Jon Gruden O._J.. Thank thank you saw that go now. You're part of that teams golden ticket a new heights or lows. Here's the Boy Elsie and if you wanted to try to make the case for O._J.. You could at least make the argument that this point he so far gone from reality like he doesn't even get why him being on twitter is so inappropriate and bizarre gruden should know better than doing that speech like Gruden. You should know exactly why like that cadence and that inflection dude bro they'll do it. I'm just it's as I say. Just give me more O._J.. GimMe all the O._J.. Clips let's limit the amount of breath GRUDEN's fire you up speeches about dreams and nightmares and just Chris in Palmdale though L Z just thinks you're a hater Chris. What fellas good morning how Sharon Sharon what's up our house? He don't be like he's on Bro. Don't be like she shall look. I already told you the I guarantee. The red is going to the playoffs. It didn't happen. Why not why look at the team that Gruden put you? You guys are all saying that nobody wants to play recruiting. Nobody's GONNA come. Nobody's GonNa cut the guys by some players in tug mito. I I told you before meals like what even much data let that crazy white go to work. Let them do insane. Be careful what you wish for careful what you wish for today hey guys look great is going to the playoffs. I'll think you're GONNA wind up. Coli me. You'll be like oh all man you prove wrong. If I ended up calling you that means a whole lot of stuff happened like I got your number and stuff and appreciate the call. That'd be free concerning <hes> Devon in L._A.. Also take some issues with Devon. What's up Good Morning the morning gentlemen now the got one word for Yes jealousy Degi Gruden just say that AH so bad I'm sitting in my car on the spire to go online under meters right now what was so bad what he just saying we're country? Come on man come on man. I just got migraine daybreak. Excuse me listen Brown. If you're in fired up by Jon Gruden speech I am not going to Poop who your optimism. I'm just saying if that dude has said what he he said the way he said I would have been fired up but it wouldn't have been playing football. Yeah what's going on there. Any you know in the show we usually update the polls. <hes> wonder why you haven't updated yours because I'm embarrassed for my particular twitter fear at Cam brothers. Do you know who Lindsey Buckingham is. P six percent of you. Folks don't know we're here are re tweet it because I think my audience is more educated yours. I hope so hey man also I mean I mean but you guys tried to make an example out of me for be like who is this who likes Terence Trent Darby or something like everyone knows it is actually. I wonder how many would not Darby I mean you. I don't WanNa put that name up Yeah Great I. I just listened to it the other day. People don't know who Lindsey Buckingham is I. I guess maybe I should have put out the poll. Do you know fleetwood. Mac is no that is that's different different. It is different. It's not like you know every single ban member of it like it's the finger needles senior. The girl is a singer there the singer no hi Scott Scott Lizzy bookie Hammers Buckingham Palace just keep their Walter Rodgers pitcher. Somebody puts a poll up. Mony polls always made possible by Buffalo Wild Wings. It's called happy hour for a reason get to buffalo wild wings now for three to five dollar. All Day deals speaking of music. So what are you waiting for. Get here and get happy. Buffalo Wild Wings dramatic positive. I am sorry to give them a trauma. Speaking of Music Rosh Mumford and sons are going to be at the bank on Saturday. You should go and tell me about it. Wow would don't tell me you don't know I've heard of it. Okay I stand by my original musician who knows nothing about music their country right no no I I WANNA say because the bank is such a fantastic stadium. Oh start doing concerts. We you talked about that. It's a beautiful stadium. I wonder how it would you know why brought a month for their sons the bank oh maybe I'll go. Maybe you should go digging for report. Thank is gorgeous man. That would be awesome spot to seek. I know if I wasn't already out of town. I totally go to that show yeah. You're going enemy hidden a Lollapalooza in Chicago Palooza. I saw the first original Wallace Lollapalooza in Chicago and then I saw the fourth one in L._A.. So used to tour started in nineteen ninety-one used to be traveling festival and then Perry the lead singer Jane's addiction of abandoned the listeners don't know probably not I love James. Do people know who perilous I bet they do over Lindsey Buckingham whatever you know what the sad thing is they probably know Perry Farrell at this point from Tequila Akila commercials bill like all the Nobel Tequila Guy Yeah. I know exactly what that Oh he's been caught stealing was but I was gonNA stop <hes> some going to Lollapalooza now going to be able to see the bank host Mumford for two sons leaving early so I can be at the hotel with the guys for Oh see week and not gonna see Ariana Grande Day on Sunday to to to he just made a face. I don't care. I like her yeah yeah. I love her Janice Jackson. Did you like a WHO made a face kinga making faces. I keep waiting. Keep waiting for brawny. I looked like they are are putting Mike in front of the talk with and I remember we establish no more talking on their thank you next. Let's go now the the bank man that would be an awesome awesome because right now. I think that the best place to see a show in L._A.. Is Greek. I was GONNA say the forum. I was GONNA say the Greek is great. The Greek is fantastic. Actually we can get some opinion from Eric Karros while seasons with the dodgers rookie of the year nineteen ninety two <hes> two quick questions for Eric and I thank you for joining us better co concert form the Greek or the forum <hes>. I'd have you know what's funny. I just went and saw out and drawing the forum and I it was. It was unreal so I'm GonNa just because that's the last minute say and then second question for Eric. Do you know who Lindsey Buckingham is. Absolutely we would neck you. Thank you Roger Amongst the minority fine. It's been very disappointing. Put out a poll today. Eric on twitter and about fortyish percent of my followers apparently don't know who Lindsey Buckingham is all all of them in our producer Raj. It's very disappointing wall. Well you know they needed. We would Mac one of the great band. That's U._S._C. Fight Song Yes yes. Let's go Jeez. I is not busy next to you know people know George Washington is it's a slippery slippery slope bacteria. I hear you I hear you speaking speaking of slippery smokes. Everything's going great except at first base was shocked Peterson kind of <hes>. How how are we say filling in gaps not very effectively as somebody who played the position Eric like how difficult the transition is that for somebody like Peterson and outfielder to look to fill in there well so you gotta be? Not In a way to gain is played. You gotta be athletic. GotTa play defense and you can you feel it over there for a game or two hundred percent you can get over there but the the more you play the more you're going to be exposed and there are a lot of nuances and <hes> you yeah. There's there's also a lot of things that you know to keep yourself injury free because you know runners coming down the line. You got throws. You're you're susceptible. <hes> specially any kind of form issues as far as runner hitting you got an upstanding. It's not easy though it's ninety and you know look people get flustered because you know you watch jock and you made all how come you didn't do this or how come you didn't do that but look you know he's he's doing as well as this can be expected <hes> for for not ever having played the position learning it on the big league level. Also you know trying not to have that intact. The offense <hes> you know with the dodgers are trying to do is just create versatility. Yeah I mean that's you know people. Call it death. They aren't there versatile team. It's what allows them to the match up to one of different clubs depending on their respective starters. It's why they're effective <hes> and so so you've got to wants to go so I I don't the luxury of having the lead division allows you know the dodgers do a number of things to find out you know can jock doc you know play for space effectively and be a postseason option APP physician because it gives her lineup a lot more flexibility. <hes> you know again. They're going to have some some pitching <hes> options whether it's in the big ten whether it's kids that during the minor league this fourteen thirteen game whatever the lead is <hes> you know you're GonNa see some things that you're gonNA say wow. Why are they doing this but could get them ready to postseason and give them the best opportunity to <hes> you know the march through digital world series window world series he mentioned thirteen fourteen game lead to having a division but the only one game up of the Houston Astros in terms of overall record which means that in the A._l.? Is still that big boogeyman out there. Would you like to see this team. Make a move before the deadline to maybe extend that gap Elizabeth between themselves the Yankees Houston's etc in you know you're not. You're not really playing gene right now. What's more important more important is to to find out jock and play first base and get him as much experience possible? <hes> you know what's most important to you know to to strengthen in that bullpen to figure out who your starters are going to be. Maybe move. You know somebody's going to be an option for the bullpen. Would they like to make a move with their their sure anytime you can you can strengthen what what appears to be a vulnerability in. You're placing a lot of demand on Kenny as you have the last six seven years with all the postseason opportunities in work <hes> yeah you go out there and you do something in a perfect world. Would you like to get <hes> you know the left. Ask is from <hes> from Pittsburgh sure but at what price or would you like to San Francisco and get the left his Smith share you know you love to do that. <hes> but you have to also be realistic because those teams know that you're in the <hes> the market and you're GonNa be you know they're gonNa try and hold your ransom so yes I would. I like to see them. Did Sir like have you know a perfect player at every position but that's just not the reality they will do something and if they don't do something they'll do something from within and that's again whether it's kids from the minor leagues or whether it's you know moving some starters to the bullpen. <hes> you know the one thing that this club has has been especially under <hes> you you know any Friedman and and you know the rest of the there. It's it's it's calculated. It's well thought out <hes> you know and the end of the world series last year's and some some crazy crazy things can happen in the picture pitching there <hes> changed the outcome and things you know Boston. You feel like felt like it was really one-sided but you know you win that when that one game where you had the leader it changes oh environment there so we'll see what happens. I'd like to see a move but if it doesn't happen I'm sure they've got a good lesion. Talking with Air Cara spent twelve seasons with the dodgers nineteen ninety two rookie of of the year with the blue and he is joining us on behalf of Kingsford charcoal this season Kingsford celebrating the best barbecue in baseball with the release of the book the taste of the game cookbook and not only does the cookbook include thirty barbecue recipes inspired by I teams in cities across Major League baseball but also as a handful of feature stories from legendary players like Eric who talk about grilling Greek favorites like lamb chops chicken season with lemon Oregano. Are you a pretty good on the grill. They're especially Ashley back. I came way bad. I've got some day twos. <hes> the lemon chick in that is <hes> that's pretty harmless right there. I like to you know some chicken breasts thighs and everything but it's <hes> <hes> yeah and other lemon chicken for me is pretty good and I can do. I can do lamb chops as well. That's that's my Greek and heritage that I had moved onto onto the charcoal grill right there so the new recipe in the books greatest got like you said thirty thirty recipes and it's got a bunch of the guys <hes> you know give their own own favorite so it's pretty cool on the you know grab some summer to conversation patient. We noticed you might like something out of there. No sounds good man. I'm looking forward to checking it out. I like cook and so that sounds like a really good read Eric Karros again twelve seasons with the dodgers nineteen ninety-two rookie of the appreciate a man. Thanks a lot. I'm going to be seeing this on Sunday Andy at Lollapalooza no hotel together. Oh that's right the passe hotel in Huntington Beach. That's where we will be one week from today for E._S._P._N.. O._C. Weekday number one a distance from Scotland while I was down there I was in Newport for the week. <hes> it's going to be alright who'd he picture the toughest to live with you just heard him and you know what I found. A dive bar named Blackie's part of the no I'm for real the Newport beach in its near pure peer but they called even the the beach part like Blackie's like we're the Guy Surf in our lack and so I was in there and it was his you know lack Caucasian woman and just like house. Hey what part Newport oh in Newport. Wh what am I right now. She's like Oh Blackie's Blau. She's like as I was saying it. I'm sorry no had nothing to do with us. This is obviously but it was a fun. I I was GonNa say I mean I don't know about obviously black pins. It depends on how long the place has been around this. This is why I see Rosh will keep going and I know this experience. Chris will eventually pass out eventually pass out because he's solar powered. The batteries GONNA run up. 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Toolkit: Schools in Session

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Toolkit: Schools in Session

"This. Episode of the bubble is brought to you by living guard living garth patented technology. I can say the word is shown by researchers to protect materials with some amazing properties like deactivating viruses and bacteria continuously permanently and safely. Now they've applied this to masks to destroy covid nineteen in its tracks. Just go to shop. Dot. LIVING GUARD DOT COM that's shop dot L. I. V. I. N. G. U. A. R. D. DOT COM use code bubble for fifteen percent off and to learn more and get their revolutionary masks for you and your family. Welcome, in the bubble, this is Andy Slavic. Welcome to our new CO host. We have great toolkit episode today, and it is about how to do the school thing and it is a tool kit with your questions and voicemails and I think you're going to like it a lot because the guests are phenomenal. Janice. Jackson is the chief executive officer of the Chicago. Public schools. Dr Jackson's been immersed in the Chicago public schools for entire life. From. Being a student through headstart through twelfth grade she's been a teacher. She's been a principal chief education officer and now she's CEO and mom to two students. She is very amazing and inspiring. The second person who will be taking questions from you is the former secretary of Education John King, who is the president and CEO of the Education Trust. Before that, he was the secretary of Education under President Obama. Andy was New, York State Education Commissioner Really, passionate guy with wonderful personal story. I think you'll enjoy this toolkit episode I will warn you that this conversation goes into a lot of depth. So I ended up being able to ask only about four or five questions, and I tried to summarize the best questions because I think as you'll see the depths to why and how these decisions are getting made ended up being just as interesting as the what. So I apologize if we don't give you as many tools as we like to but that's how the conversation steered and I think it is fascinating. Anyway I'm gonna cut to the chase and let's get to Janice. John. Hey Guys, how are you? How are you? Good Morning. You know people are confused. They're hyped nervous there. They know what to do they know this is not a perfect situation that they're dealing with. But now they're really facing dealing with the questions and I think you this podcast in general is about our life during this time and how to get through it and. I like to say it's fifty percent Winston. Churchill fifty percent Fred Rogers. So how do we help people come together with a little bit of a unifying voice with with some calm and but but to be helpful and appreciate you guys being on today because people do come for the help and today, they're quite fortunate to have two great educational leaders in this country I just went through. Their backgrounds before we get into the questions, I'm wondering if there's some overall thoughts and maybe we'll start with you janice that you would offer students, parents, teachers about how you think about the coming year in how you what the mindset you want folks to have. Just like everything would cove it that evolves. But there are a few things that I think are critically important and remain true throughout this process, which is i. all school districts, I I talked to my colleagues all the time we are focused on making sure that we give our kids the best experience possible. That is critically important. That is our work on a normal day but it's even more important as we try to respond to this global pandemic. Of the message that School district is here for you to parents is important. I you know like many parents had to work through remote learning this past spring I'm so I know first hand what some of those challenges are and I think the plans that me and my colleagues across the country put together really takes that into consideration the school year starting in Chicago will be all remote and I know many districts across the country are doing that and I know for many people myself included that that was a hard to swallow. I'm an old school traditionalist when it comes. To like education and so thinking about a new structure is sometimes hard for people to get past. But one of the things that I would say to the adults is that children are much more resilient than we give them credit for they're actually more adaptive and flexible than we are in s something to keep top of mind not to take for granted but to keep top of mind But I want people to know that we have a plan that we are going to provide support and that we're all in this together and we have an opportunity to really make this work. So John. What over philosophical thoughts do you have? Whether folks are going all distance or at best hybrid in some places where the rate of infection is much lower we're relying on the Internet and we all should be in a panic about the fact that we have these huge disparities in internet access, and so every community should be organizing to make sure that every kid has access to the Internet access to a device I know Janice has focused on this in Chicago, but you know we have evidence that. From a Pew study that seventy nine percent of white families have reliable Internet access sixty, six percent of black families sixty one percent of Latino families. It's just unacceptable the last thing I'd say is that school has a huge obviously important academic role in kids lives, but there's also the socio emotional role at school plays and I worry a lot about kids who aren't in school buildings and that may have been the only place where they had consistent reliable nurturing. Relationships, I was a kid like that my parents pass my mom and I was eight my dad when I was twelve the thing that saved me was consistent relationships at school and so I feel for the kids who have been disconnected from that for months and now will be disconnected from that going into the school year. So we've got a center relationships making sure that there are adults in touch with every kid communicating with them making sure they. Feel seen and heard, and we just we can't lose sight of that socio emotional role at plays Oh. Absolutely I'M GONNA jump into some questions and English recognize upfront that as I read these questions, there are no perfect answers and I don't expect you guys to have perfect answers to these questions but I think people would love some help how to think them through. So with that, let me start with Daniel from the Bronx he says from my own experience. I was able to see that my older children, ninth grade, eighth grade and fourth grade were able to transition relatively well to virtual learning as their education methods didn't seem to be interrupted. For example, the teacher could ask them to read zoom or to answer a question on zoom it center. However, for my youngest child in kindergarten, it was very difficult as a school philosophy is a much more of a play based approach. How do you keep those younger children involved and maybe Janice if you don't mind, we'll start with you. Know that's a great question fair question As we put together our plan for remote learning, we spent a fair amount of time making sure that the guidance was appropriate from a few different perspectives most notably age appropriate and I think what I would say I is acknowledging the fact that parents will play a larger role in education of their children in a remote setting. There's no way to get around it for our younger students though we have to make sure that there are opportunities for them to engage directly with their teachers. May Look like what we've seen with older students engaging through zoom or Google classroom, etc. But we also have to provide parents with a lot of guidance around how to keep them actively engaged throughout the day and so do worry about you know disparities that may exist in families where you have a parent who you know can focus solely on their child's academic and social emotional development and many of our students to John's. Point earlier whose parents are the various into workers that we have been lifting up they can't be in two places at one time, and so when we look at our plan when it is safe to return students to school, we are prioritized and our youngest students, our students with disabilities because we know that they need the direct support of the school system and our early childhood educators have talked a lot about this as well. How do? We get the benefits early childhood education, just the academic benefits. There are a lot of a social benefits of Early Childhood Education and trying to mimic that in a virtual environment present some challenges but we are working through it NFL like we're learning a lot John and if you did yeah, just I served double down on on Genesis Point about the role of parents you know the San Antonio School district is planning to do a whole parent. Training as the first part of the reopening of school, I think that's critical because parents are really co teachers in this current moment and so supporting them around how to support their kids learning. If he critical, you know I'd also come back to this idea that school is more than the academics you know little kids need time to play. They need time to be physically active and we have to support parents around thinking about how to. A day for their kids where that's possible. And then on. Equity Point. Only. About one in five black folks in the workforce can work from home I only about one in six Latinos in the workforce can work from home. So we have a lot of kids who are with older siblings or maybe there with another family member GonNa see I think the question gaffed grow Because of of those kinds of disparities. So when we think about physical reopening, we oughta prioritize the youngest students and our students with disabilities I think we have to accept that zoom is not going to get it done for our youngest liners yet you that's right and when we come to talk about the equity and disparity issues. It's interesting how money and privilege allows you to buy yourself. So many more options that others don't have, and so I hope that people listening to this understand that given that situation we have to prioritize the people who don't have their own built in options. Andy if I can even build on that point, we've all talked about the inequities inherent in the educational system is so many systems through throughout this country but here we are building a new system remote learning. Let us Avoi-. The of the past we cannot create a new system. The inequities that exists in our current system, which is why John's point around access to Internet high speed Internet, which is very different than tethering. and. Some of the other stuff that a lot of families had to do in the spring. So we prioritized through Chicago connected program getting families access to high speed Internet so that they can fully participate when we distributed devices we prioritize the students that were in the most knee, and so it has been really a call to action for us to lead around the words and the things that we spouse on a daily basis around. But the charged I've been really giving everybody. We are in the process of creating a system. Let us create a fair and equitable system but I do worry about some of the things that you said know I'm seeing parents who are creating these pods they're hiring sometimes very teachers who is supposed to be teaching in these schools, but they're hiring people to do things for their kids in that gap that already has existed persisted over time I'm just afraid of what that's going to look like overtime and I feel light. That's a place where we have to spend much more time discussing That's a place where the district has to spend more time filling in the gap or standing in the gap around that. But it is something that I worry about when I started to think about what is the impact five years from now ten years from now I think we should all work extremely hard not to reproduce the same system not to reproduce the status quo in Puerto remind. People that the kids were worrying about that don't have Internet today didn't even it last year and the year before near before now we know it. So what are we gonNA do about it I. Hope People are conscious in this moment of not just themselves but everyone around him I think that's the theme of the not not just this podcast, but I think that's the it should be the theme of this pandemic. Let me let me sit another quick question here. Let me start with you, John. This is from a teacher. She says, what is your name is Sarah she didn't even less than what kind of training. Are you planning to give teachers for best practices for online teaching learning. It is very different than person as a teacher I. Know I have received none She's I do report back next week. So maybe something will happen in the interim but I'm very, very doubtful. Mean Sarah's exactly right and I am really worried about where we are on this in this point again to failure on the part of the federal government ends a failure at multiple levels. One that United States education departments should be a hub of best practices. It isn't they're invisible they've been baseball throughout this crisis. So that's a failure to. Professional Development requires resources and we know that some affluent districts were able to spend a lot more on professional development for teachers around distance learning than districts that are serving a lot of low income students. The way we saw that as with federal resources, but despite the urgent need across lots of various education health care unemployment insurance. So forth, Congress has failed to do their job. The Senate really has failed to do its job and we still don't have an additional stimulus bill that will direct resources to school districts. We thank school district's need at least one, hundred, seventy, five, billion. Dollars just to avoid cuts and then you start thinking about the money that's needed for professional development for Internet access for addressing students socio emotional needs with additional counselors in mental health services, etc. so the one hopeful thing is that I think school district superintendents are really worried about making sure teachers have good Professional Development and Janice talked about what they're doing Chicago. But I talked to sue tents all over the country who are trying now to think about how do we make sure that before we start this school year we make distance-learning much better than it was in this spring. Let me flip the question a little bit for you. Janice ask it this way if a teachers in a district that is not offering training, is there advice you would offer them the places to go or the research we will certainly can look for someone, put them up in our show notes but I'm wondering if you have any council well, first of all teachers are very resourceful by nature, and so the person who posed the question I'm sure is spending a great deal of time looking at websites there are you know plenty of resources that a lot of the organizations are producing, but that's not the right approach I mean going back to the point. That I made earlier we're continuously reproducing the same inequities that exist in a system where a teacher is spending more time looking for resources than they are you know preparing their lessons and preparing to teach in a new and diverse way a couple of things. I would say, I. I WANNA double down on John's point really talk about what this looks like on the ground level. I'm a CPS has responded to this but I think that most districts especially some of our rural areas who don't have access to groups like a council of Great City schools chiefs for a change and other groups that have come together. We can share best practices quickly and. Get up to speed I worry about what's happening in thousands of school districts across the country that don't have the connections the networks in the resources what we have done is we were already in the process of creating an online curriculum for pre K. through twelve, we're releasing some of the materials in Beta form. Just teachers have something. Once again, the focus is on pedagogy in this new space and not the what So I would say that that's the focus This is a message for superintendents more. So than teachers is that you have to provide people with constant training, you gotta triage. So we got an air in the spring quickly to respond because people. Were thrown into the deep, but you also have to create a comprehensive plan so that this is address not just during the crisis belong term teachers have been complaining about professional development for decades and I think we have an opportunity to really leverage the technology that's out there so that we can level the playing field that has not happened at the national level, and so what that looks like at the ground level is people are scrambling in the end result is that they are disparate outcomes. You have some systems, they have full professional development training and resources for teachers and many more who don't, and again that impacts the quality of education at children have which is. A concern for me. Don't go anywhere. We've gotta go earn some money to donate to charity. Here it in the bubble, we know there's some off the wall covid nineteen advice on how not to get sick out there. You know stuff like washing your hands with essential oils. 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He says going fully remote will disproportionately affect kids who already have difficult home life. What additional resources mental health food assistance case management housing support are being allocated to support your most at risk youth. So maybe think about that from a Chicago perspective and I've got a number questions about kids mental health, and so if you have any specific thoughts, you want to dive deep into that area that would be great. We'll start with you. Definitely I let me start with what we have done and will continue to do is making sure that we're doing the things providing the services that we're uniquely positioned to do on. That includes feeding students. We served over sixteen million meals during the past the last three months of the school year, and you know we saw record numbers of people. Coming out for food who were situations where they were food insecure, and it really went beyond kind of what you know the people who were traditionally partake in a program like that, which again speaks to I guess the level of despair in this crisis. So we'll continue to do that because the need is there we surveyed our parents, our students, our teachers, etc. after our first remote learning implementation, this spring and mental health was at the top of the list. So what we've done now. Is We've created a plan for students to access those clinicians and related health service providers in our schools. It took us a while to get that off the ground and I think a lot of district struggle with that as Wael we are a district that is focused on social emotional learning. So ensuring that those classes in that space is built into the schedule is something that we spent a lot of time on this year, and they're also working with our community based partners and organizations who really had to. Stop connecting with kids because they their point of connection is in the school and figuring out how to do that. We couldn't get a lot of our telehealth services off the ground because of the Internet by. So there were a lot of things to contend with but as we go into the FAW, I think we've solved for that in many ways number one with increased staffing, which was a commitment that was made prior to this and we had to accelerate but then also the internet connectivity issue which. We keep coming back to into your point the crisis really forced us to provide ubiquitous access, but it's something we're committed to do long term. Our Chicago connected program is a four year program and we are hoping that in four years, the federal government gets to a place where they see this as a utility to everybody deserves and should have that's our bet but luckily, the city and our philanthropic partners invested in our kids, and so we will be able to provide ubiquitous access for the next four years. The. That's Great John. I want to ask you own a dive a little bit deeper into this area. You are A and I don't know if he would. We are with me care drowsiness while you're survivor of some of some childhood trauma. Yourself and childhood trauma is one of the hidden killers in our society. When it's on dealt with you had, as you described thankfully, some people in your lives who helped you through that but I'm wondering if You have any thoughts on how we help. Parents adults loved ones taken on talk to kids as they go through could be a experience. It becomes a trauma that that they deal with for a long long time yet. So important. After my mom passed Zach. Tober. Fourth grade and I live with nine Dan my dad is very sick with undiagnosed Alzheimer's. So, home was this environment that was scary. Inconsistent lonely I didn't know what he was going to be like from nights. Accent didn't know why. And the thing that that made all the difference was I had this amazing teacher fourth. Fifth Sixth. Grade Australian Sun touch with him to phenomenal teacher who made his classroom this place where I could be capable. I couldn't be a kid at home. And we have to think about how do we create that kind of stability for kids in a really challenging distance learning context. The Phoenix Union School district in Arizona had a campaign last spring. They called every student every day just to check on to say how you doing what do you need to figure out if they need food if needed academic support, they need a hotspot orthon needed mental health support. and. So that commitment to making sure kids are heard and check him I think is huge. Too you're so right about the need to identify these things early in provide support and I. So admire the work that Janus is doing and we need the federal government to give school district's help on this front we've got states where the ratio of students to counselors is like six hundred to one how is the council going to be an effective source of support with a case load of six hundred students, and so we need more counselors we need more mental health service providers, and in the context of economic crisis that is hitting state and local government hard. We need the federal government to step in with those resources and so far they haven't been willing to do that. With John. If you're an adult and you kids in your life whether they're young children, nieces, nephews, neighbor kids how do you recommend checking in with them and asking how they're doing and making sure that they have a a place fear adult is their responsibility. You can take to help stem some of this damage I mean, I, think it's you got to check in with kids and you gotta be in conversation with them. You gotTA listen. And you know, I two teenage daughters fourteen sixteen sometimes adolescent got ask the questions you gotta be persist in about the questions you may not get an answer. The first time you've got to make create a space where you can have that conversation. Sometimes, it can be just you know reading a book with the kids sharing a story you know. Just making that connection but I think kids desperately desperately need that connection and one of my fears about this covert nineteen period for kids and adults is that it's causing people to feel so isolated and alone, and we've really got a breakthrough then. That's right. Tennis. I would just build on that and say you know in some cases, it's not even as important to ask you just have to act We know. So going back to the conversation about the pods earlier or other opportunities that families may be creative for their own children like think about who else you can bring it to that space whether those are family members or people from your church is people in your neighborhood if you live in a place where there's kind of outreach that's something that I've I've struggled with you. That in addition to the, we're all in this together there's also been kind of his theme of like I have to take care of my own like you know school is an open I gotTa make sure my house is in order I need to keep my job. I have to organize my students and I would just encourage people to think about you know who is within your kind of sphere of influence that you can support I'm there's a lot of power and doing that and I think going back to that earlier theme. If we don't want to create another inequitable system, it's going to require all of us to step in. I've got I've got a dilemma because I. think that's such important point. One of the tragedies of this moment in addition to audio tragedies is missed opportunity to ask people what they can do to help and contribute the people in this country have not been asked to sacrifice darkness to help. It'd be solution, and so it leads people. To the natural inclination to wonder am I be if I'm not being supported, how do I get that support but what you're saying is so important is that I really think that there's so many people who want to know how they can contribute and they're not being asked to do it and we all have to be part. So so I think what you're. Calling on people to do is to say if you've got the energy to get through the day and get past, your own basic needs is no greater time to look into what you can do to help others. By the way there's no better feeling. There's no here. The selfish part of that is there's no better thing for your mental health than helping other people. Because all of a sudden, the microscope of your own problem disappears. Anyway I'm sorry to get Emma Soapbox. No, I think it's important point. And now for something, we'd like to call advertising. Four hundred fifty members on HR. Nice. That's awesome. Well, thanks everyone who responded in membership drive. The really exciting that we have four, hundred, fifty members and Zach and I are both grateful to each of you. We've got give away a lot of free in the bubble t shirts last week while it's not too late for you to join and don't forget that. If you join the money will go from us directly to Kobe relief. So. Here's how you do it for as little as five dollars a month you can get discounted or free merch bonus content Zach and I will donate our prophets and Zach and I might come over to your house and serenade you know we won't do that. So check us out at www dot lemonade media dot com slash in the bubble they can so much now. I think there's a few questions that have come in about. How will you know and how you make this decision to bring people back from remote learning to in person learning? Are there thresholds that need to exist? Are there specific elements like testing community spread otherwise what are the things that you look for to start to move people back in and if you had speculate what in your mind, you expect that to be a serious option. So we have stated that we would be all remote for the first quarter obviously to give ourselves. An opportunity to look at on any kind of trends around community spread positively rates, etc. I think the first thing that I would say like this entire process, it is driven by the science and I can't really stress how important is as a leader. It was personally hard for me to make a decision for kids not to be in class person and I think that if we did not pay attention to science, it would be very easy to to make a mistake. into put people's lives in jeopardy, we conducted community engagement. Our parents were clear Some people were ready. A lot of people were not and we had to listen to that I. Think as we look forward, we need to see that the spread is controlled. We need a national plan around is, and I know John's go to weigh in on that because even if Chicago or New York or other places are in good shape if people are traveling. Across the United States which we all do, there's still a possibility of spree at that. We should be concerned about our local health official Dr already is fantastic and she takes a look at all these issues and helps us to make the right decision so that our students and staff are safe. So I don't have a hard and fast number I think it looks like control. It looks like a continued expansion of testing more rapid testing results for everybody. and. It also looks like the public trusting the process and trusting what's going on and that is a place where we still have a long way to go nationally because of the lack of strategy at the top. But also locally I mean people are still afraid and we can't do what we need to do in the school building, which is Educa- students if we can't meet that basic need of people feeling safe and so we'll continue to monitor this. And make the best decision with the data. That's there. But the one thing that I have committed to is embracing the uncertainty and I know that sounds crazy that sounds crazy coming out of my mouth but that is where that's the space that we live in. There is a lot of uncertainty and we have to embrace that so that we make the right decisions. It's not good enough to do what we've always done because these circumstances are so different. I think about this and clearly you've driven home the message about the the federal government that's not hard to miss. But then think that is like I try to remind people of. People who are we must open up schools on time, and then they're going to bars and socializing without a mask. So you know it's if you want to school to open which we all do guess who has an influence on that? We all do. You're exactly right now in bars restaurants over school. So. We need that that local commitment we need leadership at the local government level at the state level at the federal level what we see now. It's places around the country opening up. Now they are positively rate is much higher than the CDC has suggested we see schools and higher ed institutions opening up even though the rate of new cases is skyrocketing up rather than going down as the CDC has suggested and that's only compounding our problem. So when places make bad decisions that increases the risk for everybody not just in their own community. But as Janice, point increase the risk for people all over the country because no one's really in it bubble everyone's interacting with each other. So we need a national reset on. Doing the things that the science recommends and at the same time we have to I think shift how we think about school reopening and say schools are reopening virtually hybrid maybe in person in some places but schools are reopening in the question is how do we make sure that we take care of our kids? We get them the best academic experience and socio emotional experience we can. I want to ask you to reflect I. GotTa Tell You talking to you? I feel like you were built for this moment I'll my doctor Jackson I feel like the people well look I. Mean we all know what it's like to have the wrong person in the job at the most important moments and I'm not going to harp on that I want to harp on having the right people. In job that we need them in the right moments and for millions of people, your job as a job as any job we're going to, we're going to have and I and I see you. How you doing it how are you bracing it? How are you feeling and how can we help you general because I think the general thank you for that and I hope I don't break down in the middle of this but you know that's one of those things for people who know me they know that I built strong you know and especially African American. Women were expected to be strong and shoulder and carry everything is just naturally who we are. This moment is the most stressful thing and I've experienced a lot of stuff a lot of trauma and my life is wailed but nothing compares to this and when Michelle Obama said the other day that she was experiencing low grade depression I just said, thank you. I, mean, for the most powerful woman I mean she's our queen. So for her to say in acknowledged that that to me spoke volumes I and I say that because it's okay not to be okay in his space and people need to know that in. My rough times and if you follow Chicago schools in politics, you know the Times get tough around here. You know even when I'm ready to check out the next day I, just get back up I WANNA do this. There is something in me and I know that this time is unique and that if you don't have people at the table who care people at the table who are fearless and people at the table who will stand up despite all of the craziness to still work on behalf of children, the children who may not have the same support people with the access to speak out for them. That's my why and So. For the people who are in key decision making positions across this country. I just tell them. You have to stay focused. You have to stand in the gap. This is the time that we've all planned for and talked about and I'm just looking forward to the end in reflecting back on and being proud that we all survive this but my community and my city needs me and so even when I feel you know despair, I know that the work is bigger than me and put in this position to do that. So so thank you for acknowledging that because it means a lot. It's lonely sometimes needs positions. That's important. Duct Jackson. Thank you so much for joining us. Good luck. We are lucky to have you. I can assure people listening in this virus will not beat the strong people in our country like Uduk. Jackson like you secretary, King? whose voice is experience is inspiration and it's something we all need to pay attention to. It's the moment for all of us I mean whether you're running a school district or your family or or whatever you're doing. This is a moment of opportunity for us and. You're making me one or both of you are making me want to embrace it. Thanks for doing this John for attention to these issues and trying to help people make it through this. Absolutely. Thanks everybody. Thanksgiving to see Janet. To. All right. Well I hope that conversation was helpful. If it wasn't helpful. I think it was at least very interesting to hear how. They. I think Wednesday's episode is going to be very similar because it's with comedian Mike probaly now it's going to be very different. You know we try to mix it up a little bit. Mike. For those of you don't know is that just one of the funniest people on the planet, but he also is someone who can talk about someone whose job is literally to tour in. Front of live audiences and now he is stuck like the rest of us and he's got I want that we want to hear his take on that and then we're back toolkits we've got next Monday we got a very interesting toolkit pipe demand. That's how we are able to help and deal with the issues that are emerging at the long term chronic she's an emerging from covert. We got to amazing experts, and then we have the following week even another toolkit. So somebody tools in your tool about you want to do with them and that is going to be one on testing because I think new testing is hopefully coming to prime time soon enough we're. GonNa have people who burn inventing some of the new types of tests. So we'll talk to you on Wednesday thank you so much over now. Thanks for listening in the bubble. You rated highly where production lemonade media KRISPIES is are pretty. Ivan. Is There Editor Jessica Cordova Kramer Stephanie Widows Wax Executive Producer Show and run our lives. Our theme was composed by Dan, mob and Oliver Hill with the digital music by Ivan Corea. You can find out more about our show on social media at lemonade media and you could find me at a Slavic on twitter or at Andy It on instagram. If you liked what you heard today, please tell your friends to come listen but tell them distance and for now stay save fierce joy and we will get through this together and Hashtag stay home. Law Enforcement in America is under scrutiny now, more than ever it just isn't working. Changing it means navigating through a web of policies. Paper trails in Personas. That's far more complicated than it may seem actor. 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"Good evening and welcome to Chicago tonight. I'm Brandon Friedman here in our North West Studio. And I'm Amanda Cute where I am in the edgewater community. Tonight. Lieutenant Governor Juliana Straton on the state's move to face four of its reopening plan. How hospitals are engaging in anti violence work. Previewing the school board's vote on whether to remove police officers from Chicago, public schools. Why Internet equity is a growing concern and volunteers restore a forest preserve on the northwest side. In Brenda's as I mentioned I'm in Edgewater I'LL BE CO anchoring tonight this his long benet summertime playground for Chicagoans, but in till now the Jew of the area, the Lakefront has been off limits due to the corona virus more coming up, but first back to you for some of the day's top developments. Mandible seem soon. It was a very violent father's Day weekend with reports of more than one hundred people shot in Chicago through early Monday. Morning, thirteen of the victims died including fourteen and a three year old boy in Austin. The gun violence continued today with three more people shot to killed in Auburn Gresham on the south side. In another three year. Old Girl was grazed by a bullet early this evening on South Clermont in Chicago Lawn Chicago police. Superintendent David Brown thinks sentencing is a big part of the problem, too many felons. Time in jail. And we need to improve. The whole Martin Program And we'll have more on how hospitals are doing more than just treating physical wounds have gun violence later in the program. And Its official Chicago will join the rest of the state in its phase four reopening this Friday mayor Lori lightfoot named a few places that will open, but with some restrictions. Are Museums. And Zoos performance venues and movie theaters. Summer Camps and youth activities. Indoor use of restaurants and bars as announced last week. And the six zero six trail officially reopened today with new rules for constant motion, ovo cyclists and walkers have been using the closed trail before today. The mayor also announced spectator sports and conventions will remain closed for the time being still not clear, though is whether schools will reopen the fall, and if so, what guidelines will be implemented, we'll have more on the lake fronts reopening today with Amanda Finicky in just a moment. As the city's Kobe numbers trend downward so to the states number of Corona Virus, infections, Illinois health officials say another twenty six people have died from the coronavirus. The state now has a total of six thousand six hundred seventy one known corona virus deaths. There are about five hundred newly reported cases bringing the total number of statewide cases to more than one, hundred, thirty, seven thousand. The statewide seven days rolling positivity rate, which needs to be under twenty percent for fourteen days to move to the next phase of reopening is currently at two percent. Some are has officially started with the solstice over the weekend, but Chicagoland's May feel like today was the official start of the season given that the lakefront trail is once again. Mayor. Lori lightfoot shut it down in the early days of Corona virus crisis, so it's a good day to visit the community of edgewater which sits along the lake on the north side of the city Amanda Finicky joins us now live from the Swedish American Museum in Edgewater Andersonville Neighborhood Amanda. Verandas the storms that we saw on note throughout the day, surely kept some people away from the Lakefront, but I did encounter. Some joggers bikers some of whom were kind enough to take a break from their activities along the Lakefront near at the sixty third. Street Beach House. Wonderful now I have my little boy back in October or something, thinking I'll be able to do all these things with him this summer, and and it's covid nineteen hit two outdoors, and it's pretty Nice Windy Day to day. You keep distance. You know most bike riders we do anyway. I had no fear. It was just about a year ago. That Chicago's Lakefront trail headed different type of reopening when at long last, the city debuted separate paths for bikers and four walkers these days. Anyone who uses the paths is going to encounter more and newer changes not of the structural variety, but rules that PAT is only open from six am until seven PM so right in time to get done with your activities and watch Chicago tonight. Also no lingering is allowed. It doesn't matter how slow a Jogger Walker you are, but you do need to keep moving. There's no congregating tolerated, and then there are signs that remind visitors to wear that pandemic hottest accessory. Face covering. If you don't the Chicago Park district has some three hundred social distancing ambassadors who are charged with spreading the word, the ambassadors are not there to enforce the rules rather. The Park district says they're meant to educate. I've approach some people that were like. Thank you and I've found. That would not so nice, so all you can do is really build upon educating the social distance ambassadors, making them feel confident of the information. They're giving out and then. You're trying to put them in pairs. But all they can do is say your. Thank you for coming to the park. We want you here. We WanNA. Keep you safe. We would really appreciate it if you could wear a mask. Wearing a mask hand, admittedly get quite hot especially. If you're wearing one when you're working out the Chicago area runners association, nonetheless encouraging runners to keep that mask on or at the very least bring it with you. Leave it under your Chin. Then bring it up to cover your nose and your mouth. Are before actually you approach others that Cara Director. Greg, hip says, the reopening of the six zero six, and the Lakefront paths is truly welcome, and not just because they're pretty place. We've been congestive neighborhoods on small sidewalks. People been running in the street, running down bike lanes. That's not exactly a safe place to do it. We're fortunate. There haven't been a lot of major incidents with that. The Lakefront trail is really about a safe accessible place to run walk and bike more than it is a place to experience nature. It just happens to be in a beautiful place. A beautiful place. One with challenges lately the lake has been hitting record high levels, hence flooding over well-named sewer systems, and the powerful January storms that saw waves crashing into streets now some of that is cyclical, but the director of the Great Lakes Alliance jewel. Rama says it is so very extreme because of climate change. Chicago is working to bolster the lakeshore into further prevent erosion along the beachfront prior says it is important to remember that the Lakefront is a curated space that designed both for people and for wildlife and nature. Striking that balance is absolutely important whether or not we're in the middle of Kovic crisis, or it's a regular summer were glad to have the chance to have people come back to the Lakefront. Use It in a healthy way. Enjoy the outdoors while remembering that this is a natural space and Lake Michigan of is a living lake. With the Lakefront reopening, and then the lifting of other restrictions that are set to come face, for which begins on Friday summertime in Chicago, is starting to feel a little closer to normal, but not completely businesses and communities, still needing to make adjustments, Justin Dog, a trained Barista who started his company Kyoto, black five years ago. It specializes in Kyoto style technique that bruise eighty, cold, rich, concentrated PAPI, now prior to the pandemic most of dog it's sales were through online, subscriptions and wholesale. He opened his coffee Vartan edgewater in April in the middle of the covid nineteen pandemic seemingly that is a bad time to open a store front but it. Wasn't actually the case. It helped me recoup a lot of the losses that I'd incurred through wholesale partners being closed, so I lost seventy percent of my business just overnight when the shutdown happened but fortunately I had this storefront open as a new sales channel, and as a face to the brand, so that actually helped me. Stay Open. Now so far. Establishments have only been able to serve customers outside that something else. That is set to change on Friday when indoor service can resume. On a limited basis so far Kyoto coffee shop has been opened just to walk in customers for a couple of hours on the weekends, but target says he is actually looking to hire employees in perhaps expand those hours. He says he's appreciative of the edgewater community, support and generosity. We will be back later to talk with some of the community leaders about that, but for now brand spec to yeah. Amanda I'm sure he's glad it worked out that way actually for him. During this pandemic. Thanks, we'll see a bit. Up Next Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton on the state's impending move face for. This evening's presentation, of Chicago tonight is made possible in part by COM ED powering lives. We have a tremendous source of untapped efficient energy. Right here in our school. Jenny. Love this idea. The comment. Energy Efficiency Program has really ideas for making schools energy efficient. As we've discussed Illinois is on track to move to phase for governor scores five-phase reopening plan on Friday, but the state faces a huge challenge in reviving its pandemic stricken economy and putting people back to work facts governor Pritzker has alluded to in a news conference just this morning. We all know that the economic impact of this pandemic has made our work to create jobs more urgent than ever before. But with Kobe. is on the rise in many states, twelve have reported a record number of cases since Friday. How can Illinois safely reopen? While protecting against future outbreaks joining us now to talk about the state's economy and much more is Illinois Lieutenant. Governor Juliana Stratton Lieutenant Governor. Welcome back to Chicago tonight. Thank you been this so as we mentioned. Face for of reopening entails a few things. Gatherings of up to fifty people allowed inside one hundred outside are allowed indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums and zoos can reopen. Performance venues can reopened and some camps and other youth activities permitted. That's. Other states are reporting something different from what Illinois has been reporting, and we're not an island. So how can we protect ourselves? The state from outbreaks and other states that may have reopened their economies too early too soon. Well I. Think the first thing that we need to continue doing what governor Pritzker has said. We do all along, and that is making sure that we follow the science and the data, and what the epidemiologist are advising us do certainly leadership of doctoring does Zeke in our Illinois Department of Public Health has been intricately involved in making sure that the recommendations for moving to base, or and the way that this is implemented ours, it's guided by our health professionals and guided by the data Look. We all along said that. That was going to drive us. We were going to move very slowly and cautiously. We were not to rush into it. And you say these twelve states where you see these record-breaking new cases, and these spikes of part of it is because If you go too fast in his novel coronavirus than then you, you know wrist and not having the hospital capacity, but you also risk increasing the spread, so we've gone very slow. We will continue to encourage everyone in the state of Illinois where mass to remain physically distant. To make sure that you know when you go to these different gatherings. If you so choose to do, the do so that you'll continue to keep your distance and all of the precautions like washing your hands, none of that has changed Kobe nineteen, still out there but moving to face or means that we're at a place where we have a better handle on some of the things we can do to stop the spread, and it's guided by the science and I know that. Will all participate then Luna government, so as you know. The Illinois GOP is suing the pritzker administration oversized limits for in-person gatherings and win as far as to call both you and the governor hypocritical for attending rallies here before i. ask you a question. Here's what Illinois GOP chairman. Tim Schneider said just last week. In recent weeks ago or has selectively endorsed, participated in large scale, rallies and gatherings of thousands of individuals, not practicing social distancing. Now. What do you say to that argument? Well first of all. Yes, the governor and I have participated in some of the peaceful protests that have taken place, not just throughout the state of Illinois in big cities, but small towns alike, but in every state of our nation, and across the globe in this moment in time in the wake of George Floyd's murder as well as that of Brianna Taylor, and so many others we are on the right side of. Of history around this, so we grabbed our mass with on our mass, and did everything we could be as safe as we could be. As we went out, but the bottom line is. This is a moment in time where people need to lift up their voices. We joined alongside of over four, saying that black lives matter and have made sure that that was a that we sent by March alongside. He's testers. And hopefully I want to come back to the reason. People are protesting in a couple of minutes, but just last week state controller Suzano Mendoza excuse me predicted a seven billion dollar backlog on the state's bills. We're hearing different estimates as well about a several billion dollar budget deficit for the State of Illinois. How big a financial hit are we expecting to see? What are the administration's plans to address it? I mean like every other state in the nation, none of us could have expected a global pandemic. You know we had finally last year. In the first year of art administration, there was a balanced budget that was passed for the first time in many administrations A. we were right at the point of really helping. Illinois turned the corner but one of the things that the governor has made completely clear. Is that we? We will not balance the budget on the backs of our most vulnerable residents so we have a budget we are going to every other. State needs some assistance from the federal. Government we have done with the The Kobe relief funds that have come into our state to make sure that we are helping business owners, small business owners, those who suffered during Covid, nineteen, also making sure rental assistance and mortgages since. A lot of things that will really continue to help the people of Illinois but we're GONNA. Have to you know you didn't know that this was going to happen? So just like every other state in the nation is going to of course, have a hit or we're GONNA. Kick prioritizing, making sure we can do everything we can to meet the needs of people of our state Lieutenant Governor. Governor Pritzker has said that calls to quote. Defend the police. He says there are quote a poor use of words to describe what people what many people really want. What are your thoughts on the argument to defend the police? What I really say, it's like listen to what people who are making. Those calls are saying and really listening to communities who have been many of these communities have suffered and black and brown communities in particular, which have suffered decades decades of disinvestment. As we're hearing, these cries from people all throughout not just the state of Illinois throughout the nation saying we want. Want to make sure that there are in real investments in our communities. Governor printz Karnei are continuing to work with the Illinois legislative black. Caucus, we know that investment needs to be made. You know what I often say. Ramos when you think about a healthy community when you think about safe than healthy communities, these communities have access to mental health resources. They have access to. Good, transportation lines and job opportunities have access to healthcare and a nutritious foods when you don't see that in communities, and what what you do see is an over reliance on policing, and then what what you hear is that people from these communities that we don't feel any safer than people who don't have that over reliance of police, so we're going to be looking at what needs to have a mobile and make some real strategic and long term investments in communities. Those communities can be stronger so that they can thrive, and ultimately when they are strong, they will be healthy and safe as well, and we've got about twenty seconds left Lieutenant Governor, but as the highest ranking black elected official in the state of Illinois. How do you intend to use your role to bridge the divisions along the lines of inequity in structural racism and of course police reform? Well it certainly something that I talk about every single day. When governor visitors selected me to be his running mate, and now as I serve as the lieutenant, Governor I bring my full self to the table, so I'm advocating or the kinds of programs and invest one that needs to be made in our communities, and I'm proud to also chair the lead the Justice Equity and Opportunity Initiative which is focused on how justice is not just about policing jails and prisons. It's about how do we make sure communities are strong and waste is from these communities lifted up and that's exactly what we've been doing. Okay Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you brandis up next? What some local hospitals are doing to try to reduce gun violence after a deadly father's Day weekend, but I look at weather. As we've mentioned earlier, this was a particularly violent weekend. In Chicago with more than one hundred shootings, Chicago hospitals are on the front lines of healing victims, but some are taking more than just an emergency room role in what's called the Chicago Hospital, engagement action and leadership initiative, or he'll joining us to talk about their efforts are Karen. Title bound the President and CEO of Sinai Health System Brian Williams a trauma surgeon at University of Chicago Medicine and David Ansell senior. Vice President for community health equity at Rush University. Medical Center. Thanks to all of you for joining us on Chicago tonight. So Karen Teitelbaum. Let's start with you. Please tell us about the. He'll initiative what it does what it means. Senator Durbin Initiative. Because at some point all all hostels in Chicago are trying to. Address, the violence disparities issues that glamorous city, so senator, Burns, credit. He brought together ten hospitals, and we're taking different parts of what causes. You know what what causes the islands with what caused so firm Sinai's perspective. Week initiative, going on violence. Workforce Development a housing and behavioral health in a short period of time Would you. Would you like to hear any of that I? Do and I WANNA. I WANNA. Come back to them because I think. It's the comprehensive something that all of you are working on in different ways. Earlier today that we did hear from Police Superintendent David Brown. He spoke more on what he thinks needs to be done needs to be done to reduce gun violence. So it ended a day Are Game Strategist to arrest violent fellows. But if violent felons are getting out of jail. We need cooperation and collaboration with other partners within the criminal justice system. So Dr. Beyond arresting and jailing perpetrator, as of course, the police department feels is their responsibility to do what more can be done to address gun violence from your perspective. Always Tragic Ed covering up a weekend like we did this past weekend and Our hearts go out to the victims families, and it really affects the whole community, not just the family, the neighbors everyone around it, but it was part of the thinking behind the hill in initiative and other initiatives like we out on the west side, west side united, is to look at the term regarding these a neighborhoods in so. One of Senator Dorgan's Hellers in the hill initiatives to increase local workforce, so we're all anchor institutions. We employ a lot of people. Uh, certainly from our neighborhoods in in our regions of the city, and we've made a commitment to hire more locally craker pass, but also to invest in the neighborhoods directly themselves to build economic. Opportunities in the neighborhood, because if we don't address the social in structural terms of. The things that really drive who lives in Budai. In any neighborhood in the say, we'RE NOT GONNA get to the root causes. Violence is a giant problem. Homicide is a giant album that number one on into causes of death are leading causes or chronic illness that we deal with all the time, and so we've all done programs around phonic illness, but the third pillar. Of Her from the hill internship is supporting local community partnerships, and I could save for all of the institutions around the city were doing. All of those things local hiring supporting these partnerships and then focusing on. How do we prevent on a homeless? Dr Brian Williams last month. He wrote an OP ED in the Chicago Tribune on. How gun violence is a public health crisis by treating it as such? How should what should policymakers be doing it and by treating a public crisis? What does that mean for what you all do it at your Chicago Madison? Yes, but if you look at it as a public health crisis elegant, the work that Senator Durbin is doing. That actually stigmatizes communities that are suffering from combat the stigmatizes the individuals that suffer from the injuries and violence. Recognize that there is a collective work we can do to address the other social determinants such as housing and Economics and education. We see that intersect to lead to violence within these neighborhoods, so we're looking at A. Problem. You can look at it. You can use public health approach to solve that problem. Instead of putting the onus upon victims can look at it as something we can solve with the proper tools and proper commitment. And Karen Teitelbaum Tell us you touched on it earlier, but what is Sinai doing beyond obviously the the medical treatment of treating the wounds in the Er and the trauma centers. Young, because we know. There's there's such. A post traumatic stress with a disorder for the victims of violence, and we WANNA. Make sure that it's not just about trading someone to come into the hustle and putting them back out in the community, so one of the things that we're doing is really investing in behavioral health for these audible communities. We are going to be opening up a recovery center. All. That's going to provide trauma informed care with a true focus on What went victims of trauma? Go through and. It's going to provide a comprehensive quick ready access to quality care for mental health to survivors of violent crime, and we also use our community health workers and our Senate Community Institute. PROGRAMS TO To look at What are the things that people need to be safe My colleagues touched on this Brandon David mentioned a safe housing Enough food That's another thing that we're doing. And this is where community health workers can catch. The? When people come in and fix a non fatal. Are being gunshot wound, for example and people are being. Addressed in maybe not admitted. That's where a community health workers come in and find out now once you ready to leave one of the things that you're going to need to be safe. Once you leave. We also partner with. Sorry I was just going to get Dr David Lynn here. Russia's also formed a number of partnerships with community with the community with organizations community aimed at reducing gun violence. What can you tell us about those? We I reach out to our colleagues on the west side like. Vomit, cyanide, who had a really long history of the community involved were in. Ask The question. What more could we all do together and I think there's there's a tremendous ownership of really across all the hospitals with community of partnership. So while one was, we created an organization called Westside united his focus on trying to address the social and structurally terms of how economic development education the built environment is mentioned food access a housing, some of these other things, but also what can we do together? As healthcare and these partnerships are critical because the community of told us that what they want are safe neighborhoods. They want jobs. They want careers for their kids. They want hope for their kids and. At time. Sorry I wanted to give Dr. Williams just one more upper opportunities that everybody gets in here. The Trauma Center Chicago's the only level one on the south side of. How were you all measuring or studying? What works as far as your interventions? How do you know what works and what doesn't? Well the University of Chicago's. Trauma, center just had his two year anniversary in what was formerly trauma desert for several decades, so we've been focusing on I insurance that we can handle the clinical volume and provide lifesaving care for individuals coming from from that community, never tracking everything that we've done so far, and there's a lot of information there for us to filter through, but in the end taking that information and experience been deciding whether that we can do in partnership with the community. Not Tell them what we're going to do. But what does the community me as Tarantula mentioned and then use our experience to provide wrap around services for these communities, not just. Treat them when they come injured. Go back out into the community. But what can we do to ensure that he can live safe and healthy and happy irrespective of gun violence I. Mean You Talk World I? Put Myself Out of a job. That's we're all trying to work towards his gun ballots, so this discussion doesn't have to happen in a Cheetah. Hopefully. Hopefully we get there my thanks to Karen. Teitelbaum Brian Williams and David. Thanks to all. We biologist. Our viewers were currently experiencing audio issues over the air broadcast. Please know that we are working on them. The audio is working though on our facebook and youtube pages as well as our website, it'll be t w dot com slash news, and still to come on Chicago tonight in an increasingly virtual world is Internet access a right or privilege. We create our safety plans. It is not only imperative that we get it right. It is literally a series of life or death decisions. The school board faces a vote on whether to keep police officers in Chicago public schools. A look back Jay chef skis visit with a group of volunteers working to restore a forest preserve on the northwest side. And visiting a collection of artwork that highlights the richness of Mexican art in Chicago. But first we check back in with a man finicky. Who spent the day reporting on the Lake Front end in Chicago's edgewater community on the city's north side Amanda. Yes, Brenda I'm actually. In the Andersonville neighborhood of Edgewater at Swedish American museum is a nod to the areas. Scandinavian heritage third were once a whole lot of settlers from Sweden here, one of the longtime settlers have reason to modern day is forty eight hundred Alderman Harry oostrum and thanks for joining us. So can you tell us how this community has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic were. Fairly commercial stretch a lot of boutiques restaurants bars that have been closed for some months now so during covert like the rest of Chicago in the country and the world. We've all been dealing with it and I think that our community there's been a lot of resilience. The residents who live here have really gone the extra effort to help support the local businesses. Many of the local businesses are owned, and the people work in the neighborhood, so the neighbors rallied to support the businesses, and we're really looking to have them open up safely, and taking all the precautions and really begin to see Andersonville and the other parts of edgewater begin to. Reopen it and begin to thrive again will the opening of the Lakefront help to increase traffic here and help them to stay rumor very walkable neighborhood, and we've been all of pent up and I think that the fact that the Lakefront is now open. Residents are out there this morning. I was out there with my wife. Walking and people were out there same thing with Clark Street and Broadway and other parts of edgewater. We're GONNA, walk, we go to the business as we go to the shops restaurants restaurants opening up outdoor cafes later this week. We're going to show the street down bell moral where some of. Of. The restaurants are going to put tables on the street, so I think it's kind of an awakening of the neighbor to really come out now. You were chair of the City Council's Housing Committee and of course that is looking to be an ever looming issue as people haven't been working waiters, waitresses servers. What have you any variety of folks out of work, not able to therefore perhaps pay their mortgages or their rent. What do you expect to do about? It I know an ordinance passed, but that's not going to be the end personal last week to gave a tenants a chance to work with their landlords. Happen, we also passed part of the Cares Act funding twenty million dollars for rental assistance. We're working with the state of Illinois to get a chunk of the three hundred ninety six million dollars. It was allocated to IDA during the session. We're looking to see what other revenue options I think critical to. CHICAGO IS AT CHICAGO, and says safe stable housing during pandemic, but otherwise as well it affects every single community and something that we're working on options like revenue options were short of money in revenue options are going to be very difficult but I. I think looking at whatever's possible sade city and federal to really make sure that families and people can stay in their homes internet out onto the street, looking for places to live during a pandemic, and if there is a resurgence in the fall, so it's critical for Chicago, keeping people safe and stable housing, and while we have about fifteen seconds or so left. I can't leave this discussion without asking you course about the violence that hit Chicago who's a horrific weekend across the city losing children losing hundred people over one hundred people kill shot. I think we as a city have to do better to make sure every single neighborhood is safe and that we're ensuring that and I think that's really having communities and police come together side by side, so that's something we have to work on at the beginning part of the summer and something to. Remember watching that. Thank you so very much to Alderman. Harry Oostrum, an thanks so much for joining us and Brandis Amanda Thank you. Up Next we preview the school board's vote on whether police officers should remain in Chicago public schools. Don't Miss Chicago tonight subscribe to our podcast. Get a daily download of our show delivered to your desktop or mobile device. Go to www dot com slash chicago tonight. And subscribe. A thirty three million dollar contract between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools may be on the cutting board. This Wednesday that's when the Chicago Board of Education is set to vote on a motion that would terminate the existing school resource officer program. Joining us with more is w. w news reporter Matt Masterson Hey Matt Brandis. So here's what schools chief Janice Jackson said just this morning about schools having local control over school resource officers. If LSC's principles vote to remove SRO's from their schools. We will remove them, and we will support them and create an a plan to ensure the safety of all of their students. So Matt, what what are Janice Jackson and the district proposing here? In the district is made. It is looking to maintain the status quo with the board. Abed is trying to do is actually pull. Officers from schools local school councils in principles currently decide whether or not these SRO's the school resource officers are in their respective schools and CVS wants to keep it that way. Our Janice Jackson believes that local school councils have are. They're better equipped to make this decision. District wide mandate will be. Aboard wants to take away that controlled by terminating the CPS got contract with Police Department for the school resource officers. Haven't haven't LSE's haven't local school. Councils voted on this very issue before. ABSO. Each individual Holocene for high school is able to vote on this I'm this. CBS says that they're able to review these. Whenever would like if they want to decide to pull officers, hunger schools, but seventeen to out of the ninety three district, high schools in CPS do have school resource, officers and CPS that everyone those schools, every one of those seventy two that do have arose oded. Oded to maintain that SRO program from the two thousand eighteen nineteen school year into the twenty nineteen hundred twenty s lear, and what do they say? What does the district say are the alternatives? What does anyone the alternatives to having SRO's in schools so some schools already use security that are provided by the Chicago police. Department these are just non officer security in the school and others. Others believe that counters and social workers could also help students with some issues that officers may be asked to help with now that they're currently in schools, but part of the reason. This CPS doesn't want to move forward with this is that they don't want? Make a rash decision as they put it. They think this would be jumping into quickly to terminate this contract an actually there. There is a second motion that the board of Education will consider on Wednesday at its meeting that would require Jackson and other school leaders to meet with community leaders in recommend alternatives to the SRO program to ensure a safe and supportive school environment to be slow so basically going back and finding out what they can use alternative. Okay, that masters and thanks so much for joining us. And you can read mats full story on the forthcoming. Vote this Wednesday that's a WTT W dot com slash news. Since the pandemic shutdown began in March the importance of Internet access has never been more obvious for those now doing the everyday tasks from work meetings to math homework to grocery shopping. Internet access has been a lifeline these past few months, but for the eighteen percent of Illinois without a broadband Internet subscription at home. That lifeline is cut off joining us to talk about ways to make access to broadband Internet more equitable, our state representative and Williams Democrat, whose district includes Roscoe village? Ravens Wood and Lincoln Park and Bobby on Bustamante professor professor of computer, science at Northwestern University welcome. Both of you to Chicago tonight. Thanks for joining us. So why is broadband access important when so many people presumably can access the Internet through their smartphones Faubion Bustamante. Why don't we start with you, please? Can these have a line for a number of ways of answering that to begin with the prize defenses size. You paying for usage. Would you don't do with broadband? The axes is another problem, so take for you to get to the one. On the fact that you actually have one person with it with a device in the house Oh nation. Things that have been pointed out before being radically different between multiple van. And why connection and representative Williams White Wise so important to have in the home. Well just like it seems everything the Kovin. Pandemic has really highlighted the disparities from one community to another Illinois and that applies. To everything from environmental justice issues to criminal. Justice Issues Public Safety and certainly Internet access and the ability to access health information and the ability to send your kids to school to do the online learning. It's a huge problem in. It's really been amplified. Since Kovic came into our lives. Now there's been some research into which communities have less access to Internet service. We have a map here from the Partnership for Connected Illinois and the red areas here. This is a map of Chicago they indicate that that is where there is less access to Internet service representative. Williams, what do we know about the underserved communities in Chicago in across the state? Those that don't this access. These are the communities that are underserved in every way again. It's not just about Internet access is about access to educational opportunities that healthcare disparities. We've seen highlighted so starkly since the onset of the pandemic, these are underserved communities, the communities with the poorest air quality, these other communities with lease access to food and medicine, and they're often very low income, community, and often communities of color. FAB On Bustamante. How does the United States compared to other countries? In readily available affordable broadband access. Expenses in terms of pricing that's. Known. It's actually. feeding to the top twenty find terms of Internet penetration so where you have countries like Kuwait Norway, Germany. The UK with ninety five percent penetration the US. It's on the eighty nine percent. So and that's only about penetration that day. Your ability to get access to this service. Not your ability to pay for the service. So we one of the mustangs countries in that front. I'd. In Illinois. The minimum in the order fifty five dollars. For Berlin access to Bay. Quality Bow then answers, and so you know fifty five I think I mentioned to you before you know just do it and you need to work eight hours of ways to pay for your bourbon access to that level. Representative Williams what is being done or what has been done legislatively to address the inequity? For communities that don't have as much access. Will I think? As we come out of the pandemic. We're really starting to focus on. And recovery and the issues that were highlighted during the pandemic are things we're going to really have to focus on in Illinois. We put more money into broadband access. We have a advisory group that looks at inequities in terms of broadband, but we need to go a step further and look at systemic changes to make sure that this access is equitable for everyone in Illinois, and we just haven't taken the conversation as seriously as we need to. What would be the advantages, then of for example, creating a new utility, making broadband, a utility versus incentivizing Internet, service providers to increase access in underserved areas represent Williams. Well there are a lot of benefits to this concept. First of all everybody needs it. It's no longer a luxury. It's really no longer and. In order to survive in today's society purely ends of a crisis or You must have Internet access and shot. High Number of Illinois is the jolt. It's troubling to imagine how they're getting on with their everyday lives, so looking at it as you tilleke would provide a more equitable distribution of the utility, it would also allow us to take more control of some of the issues like privacy concerns for example relying less on industry and ISP's to regulate themselves which they all seem to want to do, we would be able to act in the best interest of consumers, not what's going to make the Internet service providers the most money. It probably on Bustamante. How can broadband access for made more affordable? Obviously competition. Officially work if you go and try to figure out what is available in the regions are typically. You have one provider of cable provider via sale. Maybe one satellite provider, does it. there's really not much commissioner. And, so I was reading one of the options that they seem interested in Utah has. taught utopia. It's a consortium. Of about sixteen cities in the state. And the providing the backbone. As are the utility, and then the completion happens. On top of that I've fund or something to. Think about doing that will increase. As you use the prices. Okay a lot to think about. We're going to have to leave it there. My thanks to state representative and Williams and Fabio Booster Monte. Thanks to you both. You. Since getting outside for physical activity is still encouraged. That is if we can maintain a safe social distance. The many forest preserves in the Chicago area have been popular destinations, sometimes to popular one activity that has not continued at the forest preserves in Cook County and other counties are the volunteer workdays, but back in March just before Governor Pritzker. Stay at home. Order was issued Jay. Chef ski visited a Busy Group of restoration volunteers at La Woods near foster and Cicero on the northwest side. Here's Jay. Mubarak Woods is one of the smaller forest preserves in Cook County. Jeff scrutinise been coming here for about fifteen years. And despite Lavar small-sized Jeff and other lavars have identified an astonishing variety of life here. We know there's more than a thousand things that call this home. Plants, animals, slime, mold, fungus, butterflies dragonflies. It's all here in this eighty acres tucked in northwest side of one of the most populous cities and one of the most populous counties in the United States. and. When you know a place this, well, you take care of. Its Saturday workday marked the first volunteers to arrive. Are the Sawyers specially trained by the forest? Preserve to safely cut down unwanted trees. You look your now you see. Lots of trees too many trees. What we WANNA do is try to create a space here. That mimics what this used to be. which was more of an Oak savanna. We can't do this without you guys and that takes a lot of work. There are roughly forty five volunteer workdays a year at La La. Today they'll help. Remove the fallen trees and other unwanted plants. Jamie. Has Been Volunteering here for about five years. The first time I came here. We saw deer and birds. In the middle, the city is like I was aw. Jamie Jeff are planting, said seat grasses that will grow where the invasive plants and trees have been removed. New Native shrubs have been planted nearby. Not only will this work restore the native ecosystems? It will also create better bird habitat. It's how I personally got started. Doing this Jay is it was. It was all about. Birds would come out to the ball woods to look for birds and boy. Did he find two hundred ten bird species have been identified. Making it one of the area's best places to see migrating birds away from Lakefront. He wants to make it even more bird friendly, and so we know that a good bird habitat tree taps has sub canopy trees. It has shrubs, and then we'll have an or Layer! As unwanted plants are removed. They're burn specially trained volunteer brush pile burners will carefully manage the fire all day. Much of what's removed and burned. Shrub called Buckthorn Buckthorn got its name. By the terminal, Bud, which is on the end of Twig it sort of looks like a deer track. This is enemy number one this Buckthorn, and this is a wall of Buckthorn and. This is what we're trying to remove here and it's long hard tedious work. But if you look out, you can see what it looks like when we get rid of it. Dennis Mark knows lavar woods better than just about anyone I started coming out here when I was ten years old. Really I grew up in I, grew up in Levada playground. We're trying to bring it back and make it what it was. Our bike star hotel for bird. There are fifteen hundred workdays each year throughout the Cook County. Forest Preserves Raquel Garcia. Alvarez runs the volunteer restoration programs. They call it stewardship la by. Is Wine very popular search of community, so the search of leaders here very welcoming. Radical rally started volunteering here in two thousand sixteen. Had Two young boys, who I needed to get out of the house, and really was concerned living in the city. They weren't going to get the experiences in nature that I did growing up. It was really kind of a lifesaver for me as a parent of all the work that gets done in the force preserves. When of the most important things is it brings community together like minded people who care about their force preserves. It's very unique in. It's one of the things that matters most to me. Nice place you got here. I, like it. Jay makes me happy he out. We can hear the planes and cars and stuff, but there's still a lot of peace here. It's a good place. It's worth saving. Glad it's here for people. And I'm glad you're improving it all the time. Yes! It'll be lifelong gardening project. For Chicago tonight. This is Jay chefs. Again Jay's visit to La Woods was in March just before the stay at home order went into effect. No word yet on win. The forest preserves of county will restart its volunteer workdays, but if you'd like to be notified, you can go to our website to find out how. And now check back in with Amanda Finicky from Chicago's Edgewater community, technically in the Andersonville neighborhood over there Amanda on the north side. Yes back at the Swedish American Museum where I am joined by the share of nonprofit care for Real Nancy Meyerson thanks so much. You are in touch with the community. What sort of needs are you seeing well? The greatest need is clearly for food. We've had so many people come to us. The newly unemployed who have never been to a food pantry before it's a traumatic experience for many of them, and the need is just quadrupled. Actually. We caught her literally quadrupled. We registered as many new clients between. March and May the end of May is we didn't all of twenty nineteen and yet for those who are needing food. It's a different sort of way of receiving it than it had been in the past. It's not like chopping the shelves well, and that's what we pride ourselves. I'm what we call the client choice model where people could come into the pantry and literally decide what they wanted to eat now because we have to. Help so many people at one time and we want to give them some food. We hope to give them enough food to carry them for a month that we have prepacked bags of food outside the tell us how many people are in their family, and we load them up, so this socially distant cracked. It's socially distanced. Everybody must wear masks. It's grabbing and go, but we're still very aware of people's individual needs, so we have gluten free bags. We have bags for people who don't eat meat. We have people bags for people who don't eat pork, so we do try to. Tailor it, and because of some of our generous up retail partners, we still could include the little treats like a cookie, or a Brownie or even some flowers and we've got about thirty seconds left. You used to take donations from individuals who wanted to give, but you can't do that anymore. Also because of covid nineteen. So where are you getting the food from? We get our food through the greatest. Chicago food depository, and then we have a whole panoply of retail partners and wholesale partners trader, Joe's whole foods, fortune, fish and seafood. Those are just some of the companies that donate. Thank you so much for your help your dedication. Care for real also does have a pet pantry that has been closed, but set to reopen in early July and save your clothes. If you have them to donate their not accepting them now, but they will again in the fall back to you. Brandis snow. Amanda thank you. Chicago tonight had plans in April to do a story on an exhibition Afrita Kalos photography collection. The exhibit arrived in town, but was never even unpacked from its shipping crates. That's because Chicago's National Museum of Mexican art had closed in accordance with the shutdown so instead arts producer mark vitale visited the museum for a virtual tour of their dynamic permanent collection. Here's another look. Contemporary, art works, echo traditional themes and reference masterpieces of art. This exhibition west the last study asked looks at the diversity within the Mexican community whether it's in Mexico or whether it's north of the border in the United States. It's our permanent collection and it really tells a beautiful story of how different diverse we are, and how may go in the Mexican culture has been influenced by so many different regions and immigration of people, an indigenous cultures and African cultures throughout time Chicago artists are well represented, and there's a portrait of a man at ease painted by the Great Diego Rivera. This canvas is a tribute to Ernest Valdez a Mexican American World War Two veteran. And, maybe we're a little sensitive these days, but we noticed an abundance of masks in the artwork. Art Is Beautiful, but it is also powerful. You have the opportunity to stand at somebody else's shoes and see what they imagined. And that is the most powerful thing that humans can do, and by imagining somebody else's position. The work acts as a bridge, a bridge of understanding Abridge of realizing that we have so much in common more in common than we have differences. The museum was founded by Chicago Educators, nine, hundred, eighty, two, as the Mexican Fine Arts Center in two, thousand and one. They expanded to their current location on nineteenth street. In two thousand six, they unveiled their new name. The National Museum of Mexican Art. Along with contemporary art from Chicago and beyond the collection contains pre. Columbian artifacts and religious works that are decidedly post. Columbian the National Museum of Mexican Art is located in Pilsen. Pilsen is a port of entry. It has been a place where immigrants arrive whether from Ireland whether from Italy or Poland or the Czech Republic or Mexico, and this neighborhood really does represent the city well. It's changed of the look in the field. The music that you hear coming out of the bars and cafes has changed, but certainly a of the ideas and the desires have not these are just of the free to Kalo photographs that the museum hopes to unpack and present to the public someday. And there is a show by local artists Carmen Shami that is staged and waiting for the day. It can be installed. The museum's chief curator is philosophical about the current moment. It's a time out this is this is a waiting period that we're certainly not used to We're used to working at a fast pace and meeting deadline after deadline now seems like we have to slow down seems as though mother. Nature and the earth is Kinda. Said Stop for a bit change your perspectives hopefully, and it really gives us an opportunity to appreciate so many things that we did not appreciate before or things that we may have taken for granted. I think the arts scene in Chicago is so strong, and whether it's performances and music, or whether it's visual arts galleries museums. We have a strong community and I know we're going to get through this. For Chicago tonight. This is Mark Batali. You can see more from the National Museum of Mexican Art on our website, and that's our show for this Monday night. Don't forget to stay connected with us by signing up for our daily briefing and you can get Chicago tonight. Streamed on facebook, Youtube and our website W W dot com slash news. You can also get the show via podcast and the PBS. Video APP and please join us tomorrow at seven now for all of us here at Chicago tonight I'm Brandis Friedman. And I'm Amanda finicky stay healthy and safe and good night. Close captioning is made possible by Robert. A Clifford and Clifford law offices, a Chicago personal injury and wrongful death firm whose pro bono work kept open a church shelter for the homeless and Chicago's southern suburbs.

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"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is reset. Are you having a hard time figuring out which day it is? Well let me remind you. It's Friday and that means it's time for our Friday news roundup when we break down some of the biggest local and state news of the week. Today Governor Jay Pritzker announced the stay at home order will be extended for another month. Nearly thirty seven thousand people have tested positive for the virus in Illinois and nearly seventeen hundred died. If we start to see crowds and people violating the order breaking the rules. I will need to bring back these restrictions. Tensions rising after mayor light but asked for emergency powers for Kobe. Nineteen expenses without council approval. If we wait we lose. We CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE. Our residents lives are on the line. And we've got to move quickly in this pandemic joining me now to talk about it all for Public Illinois reporter and columnist make donkey the morning or afternoon afternoon. Our sense of timing is off all US just by a few minutes also with us. Nbc Five Political Editor. Carol Marine Carol. Welcome back channel. Thank you so yesterday. Governor Jay Pritzker announced that he's extending Illinois. Stay at home order through May. Let's take a quick listen next week? I intend to sign an extension of our stay at home order with some modifications through Saturday. May Thirtieth. This is the part where we have to dig in and we have to understand that the sacrifices that we've made as a state to avoid a worst-case scenario are working and we need to keep going a little while longer to finish the job. Carol talk about some of the major changes to our current. Stay at home order. Well part of this Jim Is that expansion though. It's given a little leeway to some businesses to some golf courses. That sort of thing. The expansion simply means that the gravity of this is deeper and wider than we had hoped it might be and truthfully it could be June. He could be revising this again so some of the things. We're we're seeing state parks and golf courses are are beginning of phased reopening will be required to wear face masks in public spaces. Where social distancing is difficult Schools to allow students to pick up belongings MIC. What stood out for you in in. What's prioritize in this expansion? Well for me. Just the overall Approach Carol was getting at. Which is he's trying to give a little bit of sweet with the Bitter News here of the extension of the stay at home order so by easy from the restrictions you mentioned a lot of people have been talking about both sides about golfing of somehow become very symbolic or emblematic for a Lotta. People seems to touch nerves on different sides. But you know the fact is now that. I May I. Golf courses will be allowed to open with regulations rules to try to keep people apart but I think like gardening businesses are open. A some state parks are going to start to open. So I think it's just you know. The situation is very serious. Were supposedly at or near the peak but if you think about what that means We've been at the state home order for what about five weeks now and so. If we're kind of at the center of this that means at least another five weeks coming down on charges here that the governor saying this is still serious. We've gotta continue to stick to a you know these restrictions but we're GONNA try to make life a little bit easier around the edge at the same time we'll cover pritzker says the state won't hit its peak until next month as you mentioned. Mick but experts say that widespread testing is really the key to containing the virus carol. What's the latest on testing the state? Then it's amping up. You've got a bunch of private labs that are doing more of it. The cautionary thing Jenner about testing. And you hear a lot about about antibody testing if people WANNA go in to find out if they did have. I happen to be one of those people. I think I had it in February and it the flu but as my own doctor will say there are raft of antibody tests and I don't recommend a single one of them to you because they're not good enough yet so testing on the one hand. Sounds like an answer. But what's really an answer is a vaccine. We'll talk about the impact we're seeing on the state's economy at this point we know it's it's been pretty dire news. I'm in Illinois. Yea Guy Your everywhere. I think the governor gave At least some early estimates about how Were a couple more billion dollars in the Foale looking like For this year and you know those numbers are just counting. It's like the you know the ticker keeps rolling the the you know like when you're in a cab it's like the the fares keep going up and so the longest goes on. Obviously the worst the impact. I think the other interesting part of that is that you're starting to see the politics of reopening the state and reopening the state's economy. You're starting to see those. From the political discussion heightened a little bit mostly to this point everyone has wanted to be on Teen Illinois. And just saying we're all in this together we WANNA save lives and not that people are saying they don't want to save lives but you're starting to hear particularly someone more conservative lawmakers Outside of the Chicago region thing Look at this point in time facing more damage from the Economic Mass. Were in then. We are from the virus and we've got a really start to to do something so it's very interesting. I think there's a lawmaker who you know introduced a piece of legislation that would require the governor to get General Assembly approval. You extend the order again Things like that are starting to percolate which is really worth watching. Thank you talk about the governor's argument here. That that it's important to keep the state as a whole you know pretty much. Shut down because you know if if someone in neighboring town that doesn't have many cases or any cases it it doesn't mean that people can't travel to that place if they're infected said. Talk a little bit about where Governor Chris. Cooper's thinking is on this well he I think he is trying to hang onto some sort of coherence plan. Because if you begin to list this quarantine on Quincy but you don't on Granite City. Then you have end up having a really uneasy patchwork and as as you suggest there. No walls no fences between these community. I was downstate just recently talking to a a downstate mayor West Far West mayor and they don't have many cases and it's driving him crazy and main street is shutdown and so you can understand their fears their concern and their anguish. Pritzker is trying to keep that anguish. Some sort of Compassionate limit. That's been difficult for him. It's difficult for lightfoot. It's difficult for all of them well last week. Illinois announced a partnership with six other Midwest states to to safely open the regional economy. But at the same time states like Georgia and Tennessee are significantly easing restrictions. So Carol how does what's happening in another state. How can that impact us here in Illinois? Well because we're porous because their boundaries are porous because I have a friend who said to me as a very rational well informed friends that she was thinking. Indiana opens up further. She'll go get her hair done in Indiana and come back home now. You can't do that. But that is sort of the situational logic that we as human sometimes engage in. And what quicker and others are having to do is to be the dad of the family if it were and say. You're still on curfew. You're still grounded. Well Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell said in recent interview that states should be able to declare bankruptcy to help deal with the covert nineteen outbreak. And here's a bit of governor pritzker response. The cost of borrowing the cost of doing business goes way up the much beyond where we are. Now we would be paying interest at usurious rates Our state would be in a world of hurt. People wouldn't want to do business in fact with a state that's gone through bankruptcy with the idea that if you've gone through at once you might go through it again And the fact is states are not allowed to declare bankruptcy. And it's a good thing. Make unpack that a little bit for us. What did you think about? The governor's response there. Well this is a classic Local official versus federal official or You know congressional official kind of the date In it of course BREAKS DOWN ALONG PARTY LINES. A lot of time Who is going to help out local government and You know for years. The Federal Government has essentially been slicing the kind of aid that it sends to states and cities whether it's in block grants or other kinds of funding. And so it's funny. I think probably all of us have heard or seen next to Mr Rogers. Rahm Emanuel's is one of the most quoted people the last few weeks because of this comment he made some your school during the economic collapse. You never let a serious crisis go to waste which is talking of course about the politics you you see the opportunity to can't get things done and I think that's what the backdrop is to debate over how to help states where You know Mitch McConnell after. I think they've been what four rounds already of Federal Stimulus money that have been authorized by Congress so far related to the corona virus outbreaks. And yet you know that's probably not gonNA be enough to help the economy so here you have the governor of Illinois Governors of other states. They are going to need more direct help to our government because hurting too. It's not just businesses. And you have Mitch McConnell saying we've spent too much we can't just keep you know issuing more and more checks That's just not surprising. Given sort of the political the way this falls out politically even long before the pandemic. You're listening to the Friday news. Roundup up here on reset when we break down the biggest news of the week our panel today Carol Marine of NBC Five and Mc Donkey of Propublica Illinois. Some other stories. We're following today. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is tapped fifteen people to serve on a covert nineteen recovery taskforce. The group will study the economic damage done by the corona virus pandemic and helped the city come up with a recovery plan and the second round of the. Nfl draft is tonight. That bears are slated to pick twice in this round in seven times overall. This year's draft is virtual and bears general manager Ryan Pace says he has multiple screens set up in his dining room so speaking of multiple screens On Wednesday City Council held its meeting via zoom. Carol talk about some of what emerged in that meeting well when emerged view of the Progressive Caucus and While they are a minority most of them are new Alderman and they come from a largely minority neighborhoods and so they ended up in a skirmish with mayor likes foot because she is asking for a fire. Expanded powers that further Reduce the council's legislative prerogatives and so there was pushback mayor. Lightfoot really got angry in a way that I think I understand your anger and I realized that she's managing a crisis but there's a reason there's a legislature and that they get to vote for their neighborhood. She basically implied that her is saving lives. And these are Obstructionist and Grand Sanders We've seen this kind of of quick angry response from the mayor. And while on one level you can understand it another. It's very rich. Daily in Rahm Emanuel like a comparison that she would not like well the measure to expand lightfoot spending powers for the city's pandemic response is expected to be approved today. Just help us understand a little bit more. About what powers this would grant the mayor the mayor to grant contracts Almost up to a million dollars so limits on those who are far more restrictive before so she would have spending authorization power on things that otherwise the council would have to vote on and while this ordinance would sunset. She says within the next few months it wouldn't be permanent. I think some of the pushback was not completely irrational. Some of it was that there are some real foser I in that Progressive Caucus But she's asking for the ability you authorization to spend money and make plans without going back to the council periodically to say this. Okay now Mickey recently reported on leaked recordings of Mayor Lightfoot in her aides briefing Aldermen on the city's pandemic response. Let's listen to a clip of that in We're about the first of the month ramping due date latest. Can we get regular daily update communications state as it pertains to Mortgage Treatment. Because I've got people ready to strike the bigger going on after high responding to your your question. We'll talk about that online and powerful under the governor. Had even a range of different priorities are going on asking me and eight time to do a daily update on probably homes conversations. They're taking the voices you heard. There were Alderman Andrew Vasquez of the fortieth ward speaking with mayor lightfoot heard Carol describing a little bit about the relationship. That's emerging between the mayor and city council right now. What are these tapes reveal about? What's happening well? You may have gotten a little sense of that back and forth. They revealed to me That mayor lightfoot really was in control of all of the not just the operations which is to be expected but the information about what the city was doing you had in these briefings the recording basically take us behind the curtain And you had Aldermen Sometimes who didn't show up for the briefings? You had some aldermen who didn't have a single question. And then you had others head questions like Alderman Vasquez. And when he asked them he he was basically saying. Can WE GET UPDATES on? What the state and the city you're talking about doing to help people with rent and mortgages you know the mayor said basically. I don't have time for this and so in a lot of interest issues clipped. She was She basically would come back and say you know that information's available on our website and it just struck me that theory you have fifty elected officials and I know there's an ongoing debate amongst the cargo ends about the city council and aldermen and all that but they are local elected officials and you know as recently as last week a lot of them didn't have a sense of what the city with doing in their own communities. I think the political implications are that our mayor who has I- gaining in power which some people will celebrate. And obviously what we saw this week as I think Carol was discussing a lot of. Aldermen are pushing back on very strongly and saying. Hey this is supposed to be a democracy and smear life but do you remember when you can't paint as a progressive move? This isn't a very progressive way of doing business. Even during a crisis I mean. What do you think this could mean for the long term relationship between mayor lightfoot and the City Council because As as saying there if this relationship is is taking form and let's be clear you know. Mayor lightfoot came in with very strong opinions about how city council should use its power and how much power they should actually have. But are we seeing a recasting of this relationship that that lasts beyond the pandemic? You know the question gets asked with every mayor in every careful in the fact. Is that the city council fill is more likely to be a rubber stamp majority With a vocal minority the thing about lightfoot to think about it and she was asked recently about whether freedom of Information Act request were being blocked or honored in and she's sort of lashed out and said essentially. I'm saving lives. My staff doesn't have time to do those things all the time right now when they fired the information officer in the City Law Department and reporters asked questions. She lashed out. He's your buddy Which in fact he wasn't so she's got a very quick trigger she's a former federal prosecutor and there is a kind of righteousness about them and while she has a very hard job and the truth is she is about the business of saving lives. Right now She can be extremely dismissive well. There were a couple of other pieces of business The City Council approved David Brown as the C. P. D. Superintendent Mayor Lightfoot also introduced a lobbying ordinance that would allow elected officials from outside Chicago to lobby the city as long as there's no conflict of interest. I quickly remind us. Make about our new CD superintendent. David Brown well. He comes from Dallas. A lot of people were very impressed by Not just his work there but his personal story having been a longtime officer His own son was involved in a police shootout at one point in time. I think has hurt her with killed in a police shootout and he just really has gotten very high marks coming in about his ability to not just do the law enforcement part of the job at the communications part of the job which as we know in. Chicago is been A real issue for the last Well how many superintendents you care to go back The relationship with the community and of course the cargo under a federal consent decree and lagging behind in its timetable to comply with Some of the the issues that burn brought up on that consent decree so he's got a lot of work ahead of him but so far people just really seem to like his demeanor and his way of interacting. It's the Friday news. Roundup here on reset our panel today includes Mc Donkey of Propublica Illinois and Carol Marine NBC. Five girl really quickly this lobbying. Ordinance that the mayor introduce. Give us the details on that. You know John. This is one of those things that I'm going to nick donkey because I am not expert on that Mick you WANNA tackle this. I don't know if I'd call myself an expert on either but the bottom line I as I understand it is that over the last several years former Mayor Emanuel as well as a mere lightfoot and the city council have advanced And put into place. A number of restrictions on lobbying and one of them was a restrictions basically on elected officials ability to lobby at the city council for obvious reasons because of the many scandals the federal investigations swirling around here about people wearing various hats as lawyers as lobbyists and elected officials supposedly representing the public while. They're doing all these other things so this latest initiative actually eases some of the restrictions because apparently there was a realization or thinking that that might be unfair to elected officials from other parts of the state so people who aren't necessarily representing a chicagoans or people in the Chicago area but may come to Chicago In the form of lobbying for someone that they they should be allowed to do that. Because there's no not necessarily a clear conflict of interest if you're an official from another part of Illinois but you have this other job working as a lobbyist here is I understand. It's it's it's fairly narrow in the way it's easing but to all those interested in this. I think it's just something to watch again. Given the relationship between the city council and the mayor and everybody claiming that they are in favor of reform So let's see how this one plays out so we've got about a minute and a half left but I want to quickly touch on something else. Kaka public schools began remote learning last week but on Wednesday district CEO. Janice Jackson said this may be the new normal. Even in the fall Carol houses issue unfolding. It's unfolding everywhere Jen. I'm on the Faculty of the Journalism School to Paul and we don't know if we are going to be back in class in the fall there. Efforting it mildly but this is everywhere public schools private schools higher education Grammar school to high school and so this is a step by step day by day and all of us are learning how to do well but it's been brutal on the students because it nothing sort of replaces the classroom instead of humanity of a classroom. So I think I think we will not know. Do use mix words? This is something we're going to have to watch because it will change on a weekly if not daily basis what we have the capacity to do teach we'll make as a backdrop to this This Week propublica Illinois in the Chicago Tribune published an investigation that found mini Illinois. School districts. Were unprepared to roll out. E-learning plans for students in case of emergency. What can you tell us about that? Yeah you nailed it my colleague Jody Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards from the Tribune. Did a really great story where they basically Talk to regional school superintendents all over the state and what they found is essentially that even though there have been Rules in place to tell school districts to get ready for e learning whether it's for short-term emergencies or a snowstorm or whatever Kind of contingency situations the truth is that basically only one in four districts around the state were ready to go when this latest crisis happened. And so you know as we I think all of us keep saying. No one could have foreseen. Exactly what's ended up unfolding during this pandemic but here's an instance of Yet again public institutions in this case a local schools that were supposed to at least have some some rough kind of plans in place and they weren't ready to do that so the percents batting average there is is very low. Well we'll tweet out a link to that story at WBZ reset but we've got to wrap their. That's it for the Friday news. Roundup thanks to our panel today. Nbc Five Political Editor Care Marine also with US Republican Illinois reporter and columnist make Domke Carol Mic. Thanks so much for joining us and have a safe weekend you too. And that's it for today's reset tune into ninety one five or go to WBZ DOT ORG for the latest updates on the covert nineteen pandemic. I'm Jen White. Have a good weekend. Stay safe to walk up you can. Let's talk again soon.

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The Week in Review: Johnson Hit with Lawsuit, Report of Special Treatment

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The Week in Review: Johnson Hit with Lawsuit, Report of Special Treatment

"Good evening and welcome to the weekend review I'm shuts I'll be joined by our weekend review guests and just a moment. But first, some of today's top stories a new city watchdog reports slam CPT's handling of the night former Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found drunk and passed out in his car after heavy drinking. The report from Inspector General Joe. Ferguson alleged CPT conducted quote incompetent Dui investigation that night failed to report misconduct and made false statements. Report says that the officers who responded to the scene. Failed to determine whether or not Johnson was fit to drive and let him drive his police vehicle home. The report says Johnson had consumed the equivalent of ten alcoholic drinks that night and this report comes a day after Johnson's former driver Cynthia Donald sued the superintendent and city alleging in sexually abused her for years Donald was allegedly drinking with Johnson the ninety was found drunk in his car Johnson was fired from the police department last year, and there is much more on this story on our website. Approximately twenty thousand of the youngest CPS students will return to in-person learning starting next quarter CPS made the announcement today despite a spike in Cova cases across the state, the plan calls for a return to school for prekindergarten students and cluster students that require modified curriculum. CPS says there would be no more than thirty to forty students in the school on a given day says, independent teams have examined ventilation systems and made fixes where necessary CPS CEO Janice Jackson says the youngest students are the most harmed by not being in person for learning. To truly reach their potential, these students need to be in a physical classroom interacting with their peers and learning with their teachers. This comes amid new data that shows CPS. seen its biggest enrollment drop in the past twenty years down fifteen thousand students this year over last meanwhile, the Chicago Teachers Union slammed the proposal for a partial in school return saying the plan does not go far enough to ensure the safety of kids and teachers. Or School. Communities need. Safety measures that are not yet in place. Steaming them unsafe. What we need in this moment is more engagement. More collaboration more transparency, more clarity with respect to how we can reopen safely. And another single day record spike and COVID cases state health officials report forty five, hundred new cases in the last twenty, four hours with thirty eight additional deaths that makes for a statewide total of three, hundred, thirty, six, thousand, one, hundred, seventy, four, and more than ninety one, hundred deaths, the state performed eighty, seven, thousand tests, and the seven day positivity rate. has jumped right now to five point, one percent and thirty four Illinois counties are now at a warning level for Kobe, which means additional restrictions could kick in the Chicago region counties include Dekalb and Kane Governor. Pritzker says Illinois, is in the midst of a new wave and the state is in a tough position given the dramatically spiking cases in neighboring states. One of the challenges now is three of the worst five states in the country are bordering. Illinois Indiana Iowa. Wisconsin. Bordering all of Northern Illinois of course, Indiana the way down to Kentucky And he's not yet announcing new restrictions for the Chicago region. You can read more about this story as well on our website, and now joining us from various locations around town. Are Patrick Smith of WBZ News Greg Hines of CRAIN's Chicago. Business. Greg Pratt of the Chicago Tribune and WBZ. Reporter Dana Kozlov, and let's get right to it starting with the allegations against former police. Superintendent Eddie Johnson here is a member of his police detail from yesterday talking about her lawsuit of sexual assault. Again, let's hear what she said. Eddie Johnson repeatedly abuse and harassment and made it clear that I would that I had to follow his orders which included engage in unwanted. Sexual activity lookout in order to keep my job. Data Kozlov, what Cynthia Donald here is alleging serious sexual assault and a very hostile workplace given that she and Eddie Johnson were employees of the city. How much legal exposure does the city have here? Well I mean I think that has yet to be determined. This is a civil case and one thing she is alleging is that the mayor was ultimately made aware of this relationship, the mayor, of course, denying that she talked to former superintendent about any harassment or sexual abuse, but the mayor was made aware of it and according to officer Donald Who's on medical leave right now from the Chicago. Police. Department and according to our attorneys. They said that the mayor was made aware and then ordered her demotion if you will told Superintendent Johnson to dump her so that one question right there that the law department might eventually have to negotiate and that is was there ever? An investigation done into this relationship just at its face value between the former superintendent and a subordinate. So I think a lot of there's a lot of questions exactly about what the city new didn't new did didn't do at this point, Greg? Pratt you've covered city hall for a long time. Has. The mayor been completely forthright about her knowledge of this relationship. No, she hasn't answered questions at all since the report came out which was conspicuous because the CPS had a big announcement typically, she does show up for CPS announcements. The mayor hasn't been particular be forthcoming about this since we've holding the whole report on Eddie Johnson there's just a lot of questions and so one of the specific questions and Dana talk about it is. Did she ordered Johnson Dumper and they have an address that they've said that he was she wasn't made aware of the abuse by any, but that's not the same as did. Did You Tell them to dumper. When did you find out about this relationship? What did you know before the g report and what all happened? It's a very interesting set of circumstances and you know the city has from withholding the report on not been especially coming about it. So so the city and Eddie Johnson are defendants in this lawsuit Greg High. What about Eddie Johnson is he is he in serious legal trouble or is it just monetary damages that he faces here? Well. I think that depends on whether the complainant can prove what she says I'm I'm sure Janssen's lawyers will will. Talk about the fact. Emphasize it took a while for her to come forward but women in these situations often have good good reasons not to come forward immediately thrown a lot of pressure. I don't know what she can prove but the on its face allegation that our boss. Raped her, and that was the word as being used is really serious and she she can show that He's got a problem and it's more than just. A lot of jumping on that the one thing that is interesting about this. Any. It is married to somebody within the department you know who I believe was. Lower ranked before him when they started seeing each other. But but he he had a relationship in a marriage with somebody in the department and then he's having a relationship with somebody else within the department which some people knew about, and that's a big problem for the city also because they know that relationships are happening and and they're continuing in that the probably going to be an issue a lot of serious allegations here in Patrick. Smith today, the inspector general finds that the police officers that responded to the scene when former Superintendent Johnson was slumped over in his car essentially. For lack of a better term covered up the situation what what what punishment are they facing now? Well Yeah, you've got a number of officers were facing suspensions from as low as one day up to twenty eight days for a commander. The two officers are facing a one day suspension are actually the officers who I got to the scene. These were probationary officers, which means they're they're really new to the forest. They did not give any. Johnson, a breathalyzer tests. And then eventually wasn't those obsers but eventually, officers sergeant let Johnson drive himself home even though according to the Inspector General, he had had quite a bit to drag it I mean I, think based on the body worn cameras that I think we've all seen you can't tell necessarily that he's drunk but when you watch the Dash Cam video of him driving himself home. Or. You know when you read the report describing and driving himself home and turning the wrong way and being followed home, it sounds like everybody on seeing knew he shouldn't be driving and yet they allowed him to drive himself home which. Is why you're seeing punishment. Certainly. A lot of troubling revelations areas driving in the wrong lane at one point Dana Kozlov I mean, is there any sympathy for the police officers you know being put an impossible position here having to basically take their boss out of the car give them a breathalyzer possibly even cuff them. In on that note. I reached out to fraternal order of police, the Chicago Branch today to ask. Some questions about this did not hear back I'm sure the president would have had something to say about that I think. Taking off my reporter hat for just a second. Let's just use common sense here. The first two officers that arrived on the scene were both probation area officers meeting. They were still new to the department and they were assigned together which the Inspector General noted was another problem why they had to officer probationary officers in the car no senior officer with them. So on that just that those two officers alone, they get all someone's part in running car they walk over one puts the body thereby cam on the other did not also noted in the word and you see that it's your, it's not just your superior it is the superintendent of the entire police department. Sixties the right word but certainly. I don't even want to say you can understand. Why, they may not have taken action right away I think that goes up the chain of command but you you you'd have to acknowledge that they probably would have looked at each other and said, Oh boy, what do we do now? What you do now as you call your, you know the go up the chain of command and that's what happens. So I don't know if I use the word said that the but certainly any human being. would. Probably have give pause and wonder Oh my gosh. What do I do my bosses in intoxicated states? It's certainly a difficult position that the superintendent put everybody in meanwile Patrick Smith a community group here charged with making recommendations on the use of force policy they came up with some like one fifty, five recommendations that they want to see adopted decided they'll adopt five of them a, what are they and what are the ones that are not adopting. Well yes. So the five. Adopted are all pretty small and technical in nature? They're really by changing the language like changing subject to person. It's sort of that level of changes the one, hundred, fifty that they rejected. A. Lot of them are much more substantive in nature you. You know saying things like you cannot use force of any kind against peaceful protesters you know limiting when you can use tasers really really big recommendations I will say you know you said community group. This is community this working group that the city itself put together the mayor's office put this together to some acclaim and. Said Yeah we're going to really hear from the people view look at the list of the people who were on it it. It's it's people who are in some ways very radical about changing wanting to change the police department. It's an interesting group. However, the city put them together and ask them to spend hours every week for months looking at the use of force policy and making. Recommendations they ended up with the five, one, fifty, five I talked to some members of the working group who said they were called. The whole process sham they said, they felt like they were used for the city could should could check a community engagement box. It felt like their time was wasted I should say the police department says that a lot of the ones that they. Didn't accept was because either they would run afoul of state law or the consent decree or because they were already in the policy. So he said they had good reason not to accept those but I will say the members of the working group the city put together. We're pretty upset and as I understand the consent decree required this kind of process to be put in place. Correct. Yeah that's exactly right. The consent decree required community engagement. The Sky. Police Department said Hey, we went above and beyond with our community engagement here that is not again how members were not how they now. All right. Well, let's move onto schools sending some kids back into classroom. A serious standoff over safety is playing out right now between Chicago, public, school teachers, and CPS leadership take a look. Our youngest learners, as well as our in our special education cluster programs are not being served well enough with online learning. To truly reach their potential, these students need to be in a physical classroom interacting with their peers and learning with their teachers and Dr, fell telling A. Thanksgiving we can't have Christmas and the way that we have had. How can we Given a planet not engaged given a plan that does not respect the reality that we are dealing. So Greg hines the pre kindergarten students going back to class is gonNA stop this or do they have legal maneuvers to stop this? Well, there's certainly giving every indication that they're going to try Paris. This is a really sad situation I. Think all of us sympathize with teachers who don't WanNa put their their health at risk. A lot of teachers are up in years Smara. If they get the disease, it's going to be more serious for them on the hand. I have no doubt that there's some children now who've lost close to the year of instruction or never going to be able to recover that you know they're just not going to be the same as they were before. So this really conflicting rights here. The automobile away to to do this safely parochial schools are open now. Around town and there's not a big reports about huge infections or whatever. I'm sympathetic but you know I kinda urged the teachers to. To that to forget about their own health terrorist but but but the consider the other side of the ledger here too and of course, kids can't parents can opt out of this, Dana. Kozlov. Your parent of CPS children how has this been going so far? You eager to get them back in the classroom. you know I was actually really worried about the start to the school year I have one child a son who started high school honestly in our household they're doing better and liking it more than I expected their their studies seemed to be going really well on that some they go to different high schools in that. Our hats off to those high schools So so it's it's OK here I do worry about their socialization that big is said to Greg's point I. You know there are a lot of children out there in very different circumstances whether they're pre K. or school kids like my kids where being home maybe on safe you know we just did a report today about abuse. Child abuse and concerns about those rates on the rise lost learning socialization. Again, there it is a delicate balance it is but. This is very be very detrimental for a lot of these students. It's no doubt a huge conundrum. Let's talk about a little good news for taxpayers and Cook. County, take a look. I think we're we were trying to find some footage of a Cook County Board President Toni preckwinkle announcing no new tax hikes for four hundred million dollar county budget gap Greg Pratt how is she going to close this gap with no new taxes? Well for the hospitals, they may end up having some staff reductions, but you know the four that number could be a lot worse for the county in. So they're of lucky with that. The city of Chicago is one that we need to be worried about. One point two, billion dollar gap that mayor lightfoot is going to talk about an address. Next week, we'll have to look forward to that, but let's move on to some other political news this week early voting open citywide but county acknowledges some backlogged with voter registrations in one of the most highly contested races of the election billionaire pritzker cousins hurl cash at the so called Fair Tax Amendment and the census count is stopped short by the Supreme Court this week with only sixty percent of Illinois residents participating so far. And another Supreme Court News Illinois Senator Dick Durbin grills, president trump's nominee amy coney Barrett at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing a great hinds this graduated income tax ballot initiative is just a huge battle so much money being thrown at it including money from governor pritzker cousin retired Colonel Jennifer Pritzker what are we to make of her half million dollar drop into the opposition to this amendment? Well, this was already one heck of a food fight but adding in a little family intrigue. All makes it even more interesting. Mr Pritzker is a Democrat Ms. Pritzker is is kind of a Republican. They don't see eye to eye. We all have our tales of intrigue. Our own at least and everybody can relate to this of the truth of the matter is that. Is that is much money as Mr Pritzker his put in it as the opposition has been able to pretty well matched him. Thanks not so much to T to miss prescribe but Ken Griffin with the owner operator of Senator Al was put in I think something the forty five million dollar range at this point. This thing I think it's a real close call. Now, this is going to pass or not We don't have the time to go into the arguments pro and con, but I'd say the two sides are pretty evenly matched here and who turns out May determine whether this passes are not where needs it needs half of all voters voting election or sixty percent of people vote specifically on that question and it would require to feel it would require. Presumably a lot of folks that will vote for the Biden Harris ticket to maybe crossover and vote against. This graduated income tax accounts. I might go ahead. Mister Brisker had the couldn't quite forsees is the continuing difficulties of Mike Madigan speaker of the House right then has put a lot of muscle into arguments that hey, when you want a good these corrupt Bozos, more of our money, it's really a hard argument to to stop right that's the argument that's resonated was well as this kind of fear mongering with retirement tax even though this ballot doesn't say anything about any retirement tax Greg Pratt, the census count is officially over Chicago is going to come in around what sixty percent little underwood did ten years ago. What are the ramifications of that? Well, Illinois is poised to get hurt pretty badly on a couple of fronts for with the feds. One is losing population, which is going to affect our congressional delegation perhaps, and then there's the fact that we didn't get the census numbers that we necessarily wanted, which is going to lead the less money which is going to cause more problems, which is going to make it. Harder to go without the so called fair tax. So it's going to be an interesting domino effect and that after a series of court battles and then Supreme Court ruling Dana Kozlov early voting shattering records across the nation longlines here a few snafus in. CHICAGO. Do you believe that Chicago and Cook County officials are ready for the crush of not only early voting but mail in ballots that are coming in now? Oh you know I, I've talked to clerks in in some of the collar counties and certainly they'll have way less volume in terms of male imbalance going out and coming in and they seen the ones I've spoken to. You seem pretty fared in some of the collar counties I did talk about the backlog on voter registration within the cook. Counties. Bergen. County online system this week due to a system switch over the got delayed because of I the primary and then open. And a are working frantically and they they say they'll be ready be ready Chicago I. I honestly haven't spoken to anybody it's commodore recently. So what you're hearing is yes, we'll be ready but boy if you're getting hundreds of thousands of ballots in at the last hour you know I think. Everybody is a little concerned concerned. Officially, they're ready unofficially I think there's probably some nervous and that's why Illinois election officials have have cautioned voters don't even though you can wait till five days before the election to order a mail invalid don't do that. That's that's going to cause some trouble. Let's turn to the Supreme Court hearings Durbin Senator, Dick? Durbin. And other Democrats made this all about the seemingly obamacare and some other things sort of playing to the base here for the Election Patrick Smith? Is this likely to mobilize their political base? What? What transpired this week? Well I'm not sure that it will It seems like with the early voting numbers that we're seeing that that made the base base is already mobilized I was actually a little bit surprised that Democrats didn't go harder during this confirmation process. You know I mean there was certainly tough questioning you just mentioned Senator Durbin but it does seem like after they raised a little bit of a stink really odd. About, this sort of hypocrisy of this after what happened in two, thousand, sixteen, they kind of just just went long business normal and sort of accepted that well, Republicans have the vote and we're just GonNa have to accept that. So I don't know I know I'm no expert like so the other people on this panel, but I would think that would happen during the Supreme Court hearing would mobilize the Democrats. You're right about if I might Peres you're right about that. Patrick. One of the dirty little secrets of American politics right now is that the Republican base in conservatives care more about the supreme, court put it higher on their must have lists than Democrats liberals to for the most part. It is an equal weight on the left side of the all although Roe v Wade does does resonate with Democratic voters in the fears of that being overturned and and marriage equality as mayor Lori lightfoot talked about this week I mean Greg Hinds is is there any serious case that could come before the Supreme Court that a six to three conservative majority would would put a dent or overturn marriage equality? Terrassa a case that's already scheduled for argument It wouldn't directly overturn. Marriage, but it will away added a little bit by by by saying well, because if you have religious objections to to doing certain things of officiating A. Selling products, delivering services, those are efforts according to gay rights, activist, and their right to chip away at this and marginalize a rate a right so that it's not really a right anymore said, well, you like them you can do it. If you don't like him, you don't write a few seconds. We have left butts end on on a fun note Dana Kozlov since in better times you sit in front of me at soldier field for bears games. What do you think about the Bears Chances Against Carolina this week? This is slow world. I I. I don't. Know after last week's game. I, have I don't know it's hard to know anything about this team. Born one in the the most ridiculed form when team we've ever seen. All right. Well, we're out of time right now sort of thanks to Patrick Smith Greg Hines Greg Pratt and Dana Kozlov, and that is our show for this Friday night. Don't forget you can get Chicago night in the week and reviews streamed on facebook youtube and their website. W. 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Anna Valencia (Vote Her In, Episode 15)

Two Broads Talking Politics

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Anna Valencia (Vote Her In, Episode 15)

"Hi this is kelly with the two brads talking politics podcast. This is the fifteenth road of our vote her in series with author rebecca side where we look at the movement to elect our first woman president on today's episode. We speak with chicago city clerk on valencia. He'd like to hear the other suits in this series. You can go to to broads talking politics dot com slash vote her in or find them in our regular feed. Anywhere podcast are found judge are are you listening everyone. This is kelly with two broads talking politics and we are on today with the fifteenth episode of our vote her in series where we look at the movement to elect our first woman president i am joined as usual by my partner in this vote her in venture author rebecca xiv hi rebecca warning kelly and joining us today. We have the city clerk of chicago kogo valencia hi ana then mining kind rebecca morning anna great to have you on looking forward. I'm honored to be here. Well you know what we wanted to jump right in because you know as i was thinking about another kind of conversation we wanted to have with you. I went back and looked at the interview. I did with you for my book voter ran and realized as i was reflecting on it that you you may not be the only person who's had this experience but i think you're probably one of the few women elected who served in an executive capacity <hes> pity as a campaign manager as an appointed official and as an elected official and i thought given that special experience you've had it would be really good <hes> for our listeners to hear from you about who how and why you chose out executive path and what you've learned from and in can share with us definitely well. Thank you ladies for having me. You know i love talking about anything women and women and powered and journeys woman and i love listening to podcasts because they also inspire me hearing other people's journeys <hes> but for me it kind of really started. I don't like to say by accident but by chance how i got involved in politics you know i grew up downstate illinois about five hours south of chicago my dad and the trade my mom and a nonprofit profit and i was i my family to go to college at the university of illinois and the summer going into my senior year of college. I got an opportunity to be on our local judge's race and at the point where actually my father got me on the race the woman that cut his hair he had been talking to and she said oh my husband's a lawyer he's running for judge and you know my my daughter is interested in politics and government and forty eight hours later i had myself a great internship and really that opened had my eyes to something that i never even saw a possibility of heating able to go out and talk to voters and try to you know run on your issues and get people people elected and so what i thought i was going to be a lawyer because in my community lawyers were what were considered successful and i think my father desperately wanna. I need to be a lawyer and change introductory of our family but it wasn't really for me and i didn't go to law school. I ended up from the connection of the judge's race. Some folks that were working for then senator obama who was running. I graduated in two thousand seven may so great time for the presents sippy kicking off and actually two weeks after college got a job in virginia with the state party as an organizer so i packed my bags lived. It didn't supporter housing knocking door seven days a week and started my first journey into politics and to answer your question rebecca. You know you really don't i know what you can be if you don't see it and when i came back to illinois after the virginia cycle it was very small network of other folks that worked in campaigns is that recognized something that i didn't see of talent and hustle and hard work that kind of help me put myself on a path to jump on different campaigns what i did notice though being in campaigns and kind of moving up and in this world were not a lot of women and not color and for me when i i finally did get a seat at the table senator durbin campaign manager at twenty eight my first real leadership responsibility i noticed <hes> there were still bill lacking and in fact they tell the story to young people you know i went into a room to talk about the corner campaign in two thousand fourteen and there are sat with you know speaker of the house and the state senate president the governor at the time and senator durbin and all brought one person staff member and i looked around rounded. I was the only woman in the room and i would iran that was my kind of opportunity to step in and really lead and understand the power my voice <music> and lead the meeting successfully and we got everyone's approval to do the coordinated campaign and we moved so for me. It's been a great experience to understand understand the very basics of getting your foot in the door and as an organizer and campaign fight to understand campaign strategy and filthy in the ranks of top campaigns gene not a lot of women and then coming into the executive branch the greatest joy i've had is being able to change that narrative to actually have on on my eighth senior staff member seven women and one very strong brave man on our team and really be able to transcend what executive leadership looks like and their lived experience which is very exciting part of my job so can you share with a little about the kinds of skills and approaches to work that you wanna share with as you put it that one brave man and all those wonderful women. Yes you know i think the biggest thing for women is sometimes sometimes we don't always have the confidence i seen i think for men especially men of color come in with some imposter syndrome right and not knowing doing if they have what it takes the skills or the right education or the right resume your background and so it took a lot of coaching in seeking mentors and and finding people who've done this work to talk about it with so that you can build up that confidence to speak up when you're at the table i also find that when women in our enrolls of leadership that we are very collaborative spirit that we want to hear people maybe it's because we've been looked over so much that we want to be able to hear but also listening and then takes out listening and actually make action out of it. It's one thing to do listening table than listening to her but if you don't be if you're not courageous or bold enough to act on what you're hearing well then you're not really getting the job done so i'm really trying to expand the table but also in power the table to speak up to be able to articulate their viewpoints viewpoints their personal experiences their lived experiences because that's when the magic happens that's when the best policy happened is when you're able to get your team shared olympic experiences and create policies that walks to be effective because all the different perspectives are taken into account so i just wanted to push <unk> on that a little bit about those those lived experiences and if you could talk a bit about sort of what that means you know what what sorts of things in <hes> <hes> in your current role as as city clerk. Are you able to sort of draw on those lived experiences. I know you're trying to put through a a number of reforms and and how does how does is sort of reflect on your life and having your staff reflect on their lives. You know what that means on him said the kinds of things you can can do as city clerk with the kinds ends of policies. You can put put into place. I'll give you three examples wine. I will say that's the most defense is our fines and fees reform collaborative operative that we launched i launched in december and i launched this with a lot of parents and department heads and other elected officials because i heard so many stories and led to experiences of government putting barriers and people's lives instead of removing those barriers when it came to city stickers i and debt collection bankruptcy you all the things that were kind of happening with my office. My office was responsible for some of it but there are other departments mints that were also responsible for it and you heard different lived experiences for example the c._p._a. Bus driver who was a father of three on the west side who shared a story about losing his job at p._t._a. Because of five thousand dollars and fifty sticker ticket debt alone and was unable to get on a payment plan the pay that off and so there was a set fire all that was happening to him and his family and when you have those folks at the table telling you their or narrative or the lived experiences that helps you create a better policy that will help intact those communities that have been you know preyed upon if you will <hes> so that's one example another example. I will say <hes> from my team zone experience. We're sitting around one day talking about how we got our foot in the door and government and and how we even new government was a career elected office or a policy position being a chief legal counsel being you know community outreach person i and and a lot of them are very similar narratives a lot of our first in their family to go to college and there wasn't a career that sign up for government careers so what we right and we did is we started exposing. How can we in our world a city clerk platform to do as much good as possible and expand just on our our basic operations so with c._p._i. Chicago public schools we launched a civic engagement program for high school use called next gen city council. This will be our third year entering fall. We work with ten neighborhood high schools from roseland at finger and rosalyn have been eat their words in pilsen to michelle clark austin community and work with high school students to teach about local government and how you can be civically engaged in local government and make huge impact now and you don't have to wait until college or being adult you can you can know what's happening now and what's been the beauty of this is being able to see students come in and find their voice and sit tall and the aldermen seats and collaborations talk to other students from across the city about issues that are happening to them and then creating their own city ordinances that really impact what is happening in the community and then seeing them speak about these ordinances and voting on them and it is beautiful to watch and this actually after this last next gen z. council on may one of the ordinance in the top four that finished that the got the highest vote. I am personally introducing into city council so that they can see that their work actually made a law happen so i think those two examples and the third heard which is near and dear to my heart and i know to you too as well as women and girls so last october launched a women and girls group working groups the status status of women and girls and became up with twenty two recommendation with one hundred twenty women from all walks of life from the hotel workers unite here issue of executive president northern trust everyone in the middle high school students costumes etc and we said you know what we're not gonna wait for d. a._c. We're not gonna wait for springfield. We're going to save ourselves and with the twenty two recommendations that we came out on march eight this year four of those one of them are already done. Our recommendation is how far one is down with fair week work ordinance <hes> we are launching on friday our task force to look at a hundred high school in chicago on their sex education health education along with dr janice jackson scholar public school. You know we're working with the state. Police lieutenant governor juliana straaten gotten about how to clear the backlog for sexual assault ivan's kiss and hopefully by january will be launching the date and location for our young a young girl summit which will be next fall in twenty twenty with five hundred young girls coming together from thirteen to twenty four to talk about what a safety in chicago mean to them and <hes> here and how can we support them to thrive in chicago so it's very exciting things some are operational that touch my off it but having in this executive power and i really take it another step further and creating policies can do more by using the platform so anna. You are really really an inspiration i know and i know that when we look around we and you mentioned a couple of people other women in important positions in the state of illinois and there are women in similar positions in other states. This obviously is something very different than it used to be and so i'm wondering if you could talk a bit about <hes> you've talked a little bit about the pouncey partnerships but how you see this partnership with women like lieutenant governor <hes> and others rolling out as we look toward the next presidential and the possibility of electing a woman president and that was just sort of note parenthetically that if we are to elect a democratic president it will be d- do two women voters so wondering how you see that opportunity to organize yeah. I think it's imperative that women support women and that women who are powered empower other women. It's a no brainer actually if we're going to get to the white house that has to happen and so i've been very fortunate not to have these partnerships <hes> with some of the women being in illinois and here in chicago and cook county to really support the work and how do we amplify each other's work. How do we amplify each other's voices and one thing that i i'm hoping to do again this fall congresswoman more and underwood we also gave bus this last fall to our last election to go out and support her right organized and knock on doors. We had to drive an hour half out of chicago but there were twenty five women. Some didn't even know her that just got on a bus and went because how crucial it is to make sure we had women represent and congress uh-huh and even more so having an african american woman and part of the state representative was huge and so i think it's imperative we do that again that we get out the vote that we traveled to different states that we talked to our family members our neighbors our colleagues other women who may not be engaged in politics six or be engaged six. Do we have to push them too. Because this time around voting is not even enough we have to do some more so much more than just voting and we have to get uncomfortable and that's okay we have to get out of our comfort zones safety nuts in our little pockets of of <hes> they find in the city and there are women here in chicago and cooktown eat parts of the state that may not have the same views that we are that we have so we you have to find ways to communicate with them to say what can we find to compromise on. I'll give you a quick story over the weekend. I met this lovely woman who is a republican again and we were told not to talk about politics. Our friend made it very clear here different size but she started talking to me about politics and we we found ourselves at the intersection where we could actually agree noah's conservatives who is pro choice out of the conservative we agreed on <hes> <hes> she was a gun owner but she agreed on background checks you know out of the concert and climate change <hes> and so where can we go back to find those i read it in butter issues that women care about and not get caught up in the extreme rider extreme-left find ourselves to find common ground around for the good of women in the white house women in the governor's mansion now women in the mayor's office which is very exciting in chicago and women and a lot of other executive role. We have traditionally been overlooked and that's what i really wanna. Lend my life to is making sure that my legacy is young women and young women of color particularly with my shared experience or similar having the opportunity to get into these roles staying these role and be successful in these roles and and so that's what i hope to launch my life's dream to and hence someone in the white house and support and to <hes>. Could you give a little. Maybe advice for anyone who's thinking about either running for office themselves or wants to help their daughters. Maybe think about running for office. What what you want to to make sure they're thinking about outten focusing on i think for the daughter that confidence building can never start early enough. Just say yes to everything she wants to do. Never stifle her dreams. Nothing is too big. My parents were always always supportive of everything to do. Even if they didn't feel like they were my dad. I pull his friends that i was going through stage. When i was doing campaign work and then it was going to be out of that stage and i remember when i got my first business card with the senate the democrat he was like excited that i had a real job. He won't admit that now they understand what i was trying to do <hes> they we never stifled my dream which i can never say enough so if you have young daughters be supportive and whatever they want to do and second for women that want to run for office just do it. There's never the right time. There is never you're never going to have all the pieces together but if it feels feels right for you then do it and i think raising money was probably one of the hardest things that women candidates have to overcome that we as women have to be better job at writing for other women and making sure that we volunteer on the campaign help with petitions write checks support them in any way that we can and so when you decide to run. I think it's easier to kind of get the report. I think the hardest thing we do when we need to do a better job once this woman mm-hmm and get into office. How do we still support them because it can be very lonely at the top and especially of the woman of color and being young being thirty four coming into office that thirty two. I was very overwhelmed about how to lead. I was unsure authentically lead like a woman because i had seen only only men lead and <hes> some therapy some really strong women leaders of color to turn to. There's not a lot of us and a supportive husband really in support of friends. That really helped rally around me to make sure that i can be successful in this division because i'm not successful. Mayors festival juliana stratton is not successful can fox not successful dr jonas jackson's not successful then it'll be hard for any other woman to come and take come roll show. What am i seeing an. I love your phrase authentically. <hes> leaving like a woman and i wonder if you could just in closing thing share with us. <hes> you know what are the specific aspects of that leading. I know you mentioned collaborative efforts before you know what are the qualities because after all you know women have to in the same way men do they have to get more votes right and whether it's in the campaign ain't or you're presenting something the city council so can you share with a just a little bit about what those qualities are. I yeah definitely think relationship. Building relationships is everything in politics. I'm this is universal. Besides just under you have to be kind to people you you have to hear people. You have to give them an answer and be responsive. No is an answer but don't leave them in the gray area if you don't have relationships there's no collaboration. People have to trust you. They have to realize if you say you're going to do something that you do it and if you don't if you can't do it to give them i'm an answer and why you know maybe it's not this time but the next time so i think you have to you have to be communicated can't under i cannot underscore that if you cannot not communicate properly but the media message rather dot eu at townhall whether that between your own staff and team he will fail at it's huge and i think it's just this kind of intuition relationship building. You know being kind but i understand like being as you know. There's a tendency i think sometimes for women and women and the older generation. I don't wanna make it just everyone in the older generation but i understand i understood hillary a lot better this last cycle than i did the first time she ran for president. The first time i ran i ran for president with cousin obama and i didn't understand hillary the second time i was a lot older and i actually had been in position where understood where she was coming from to be the only woman in the room back in the early nineties he's to be doing the things she did was totally out of her element and not a lot of women doing that. So i think over time there are women who kind pardon themselves or guard themselves because it's a necessity to do this job and i find myself. Sometimes i guard goes up that distrust goes up that hardness to cover of yourself going on the battlefield comes up but you've got to find ways to stay connected to the work rounded to the work authentic to the work to not harding hurting yourself because voters can feel that you know people that you're trying to build relationships with other elected officials that you need can feel that and if you if you go ooh out approach to life you're not going to get very far so i would just say on a personal note that i'm part of that earlier generation as our listeners there's no and it you're speaking of and many times experience being the only woman in the room and i say constantly wherever i am dan it is so much better when you can share to work with other women and let your guard down and if you're feeling threatened <hes> you know the talk about it so i realized on really glad you mentioned that and i understand it because i think it was a totally different time and i've seen progress but still you you know or years ago or three years ago i found myself maybe to other women the room and it was a div that leave that meeting and go on needle confine them and ask them how to navigate something or how we were going to get our principals to turn their thinking or turn their direction so it's still it's getting a little easier but you know we saw ways to go my senior staff often last <hes>. We'll have a conversation like oh. It was exhausting. Today i had to the real world and deal with these other offices who aren't female ladder you know and so we laugh about it but it's still true we saw were to go but we have to understand the women that are ahead of us and the things that they've done and pay homage that and then the women that are coming up with new now at this age <hes> and and find our bridges to each other and support each other in the dust the way that we can. We'll speaking of supporting each other. We know that you've got lots to do. You feel that some of it i hope you'll come back and keep us posted so long as you <hes> i love that under full symposium and and all the rest of it so kelly any final words and then we say thank you yes i just i am so thrilled to see you know chicago and and really in a lot of ways illinois being led by women. I think it's it's so amazing to see and i i just i love the the work that you're doing and the ways is that that you're all working to try to make government more accessible and <hes> you know. It's just really fantastic so so thank you so much for that. Thank you thank you rebecca this. All things women as my favorite things might topics so i'm happy to come any time thinking thing the vote her in segment is a collaboration of two broad talking politics and author rebecca side our theme song called. Are you listening off of the album. Elephants shaped trees the band immunology and we're using it with permission of the band. Our logo and other original artwork is by matthew with lynn and was created for use by this podcast. I you can contact us at two broad talking politics at g mail dot com or on twitter facebook at two bronze talk you can find all of our episodes at two broads talking politics dot com or anywhere podcast or found.

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Resets Friday News Roundup For Feb. 7, 2020

Reset with Jenn White

00:00 sec | 10 months ago

Resets Friday News Roundup For Feb. 7, 2020

"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is resets Friday news roundup this morning. We normally be reported the results. From last night's nights Iowa caucuses big glitches. They are still not available. Who Illinois Governor? Jay Pritzker has a Pitch Forget Iowa Make Illinois the first presidential primary primary in the nation state is a diverse state in so many ways in ways that Iowa New Hampshire are not Louisa. Royal leaves the Dirksen Federal Court Building with no comment comment after he pleaded not guilty to bribery charge. Also named in the lawsuit former state. Senator Martin Sandoval who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from the Red Light Camera Company with me to discuss those stories and more we've got chicago-sun-times columnist. ABC Seven political analyst Laura Washington and Shia cappos reporter quarter and author of the Politico Illinois playbook newsletter. Fucking T.. Both okay so. Let's start with a story that dominated the news cycle this week the Iowa caucus former South Bend Mayor Pete. Buddha judge is holding a very narrow lead over Senator Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren so far according to the count is third but the results were plagued with technical difficulties and delays as you were watching this rollout over the course of Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday this day. What were you thinking about about this kick out for the Democratic nominating process? I was thinking at every election cycle. You will always have something crazy happens that you could never anticipate. I was supposed to be the gold standard election and went to bed the night Monday night. Expecting you know really like really angry. Because why didn't we have these results yet and you know we like like you said we had two more days to go. I think the biggest issue I think is the warning sign is since about technology and the and the over reliance even now in this day after two thousand sixteen F for all the other things. We've problems we've had with social media with the Russian investigation etcetera. The party in Iowa was willing to rely on an APP that they only been testing for two two months. Toto's you Hollywood. We've learned about technology in its intersection with politics and well. They're also as this. We need this instant gratification. So we have this this technology so dan that we want it now so you know I think we have to go with the flow. There are going to be mistakes but it is day five. They've now day four. I mean it's crazy. I had planned all my interviews for ten o'clock at night. Okay everybody I'M GONNA be calling you at ten o'clock at night Monday nights for Tuesday's playbook playbook and ten o'clock at night comes around. I'm like you know what I'm going to bed. I see Jay Pritzker at that point had been tweeting about how Illinois I should be. I and I decided that would be my angle looking forward So I interviewed His chief of staff about that we talked at length about it and then I figured I'd we've in numbers about what the results were. Well no numbers so the lead story Tuesday was J. J. B. was you know made this presient. Is that the right word point that Illinois should be doing this. Maybe we could do it better. Well in his tweet was to quote him. It's time for the most representative state in the country to be the first in the nation and I think the're Lord what he's talking about is beyond the technology. This question about whether Iowa is the place to start this process because in terms of demographics graphics it doesn't reflect the country Illinois actually a much closer reflection to demographics in. Does he make a good point. He makes a good point in that sense. And there's already been questions For years about I'll because the demographics don't work in terms of people call it they don't work in terms of age. They don't work in terms of the balance of urban versus rural but is Illinois Illinois the place to be there I love my state but is would it be the the right state to replace Iowa given all the other challenges we have on our plate right now given that we're still seeing the most corrupt state in the nation Given that you know I understand the political motivation behind prescribes call. But I think we've got bigger fish. Fish to fry so it was a it was a nice popper prescribe. I don't think it's going to happen. I don't know the Republican Party. Tinged Snyder agrees he thinks it's a good idea so I mean especially does uh-huh but is there political will or some real push behind this show I think. JP Brisker is very powerful person in the National Democratic Party. Even though he doesn't hold a position he has all those dollar signs behind his name. So when it comes time to talk about this behind closed doors with the D triple C I. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes up. Maybe it's time for a change whether it's Illinois you know maybe it'll be some other state but but I would guess in four years I I will not have the same power and even if they do have it it will not be a caucus but it will be a primary. Be careful what you ask for. Remember what what the weather's weather's like in Illinois Feb well yeah controversy you know. Was it daily that moved some the size of the state right. I I mean the the candidates would have to travel much longer distance to reach out to constituents and different parts of the state so just the logistics of that could be really well and I think that's the argument behind thing that has been working in Iowa. New Hampshire's favour over the years is because they're more manageable streets. They're cheaper states from the media perspective. They're cheaper state so run operations out of But you know with these kinds of Hams this this could really for the Democratic Party to start out as primary former primary season with this tobacco I think is going to is going. We have an impact for months to come well. Mayor Lori. Lightfoot was in Washington this week for President Donald Trump state of the Union address. She called the speech divisive and offensive. Here's a little what she had to say. The fact that this president made no effort really to do anything to bring the country together to talk about issues. That are bipartisan. A partisan and unifying was really quite disappointing but also just completely in keeping with really what he's done since he walked down those escalators. The trump tower now almost four years ago five years ago and we spoke to the mayor while she was waiting for her flight back to Chicago from DC. She what did you make of the State of the Union address. Will I think her comments could apply to trump's speech at the prayer breakfast yesterday and to his press S. conference whatever that was cheerleading thing. Whatever that was His State of the Union his State of the Union was Really a PEP rally for his campaign and he was you know if he had more cheerleaders in the crowd it could have been. It could've been a campaign stop it. It wasn't all all completely accurate. He he you know. He spun it the way. Donald Trump's spins things and that's why you saw an angry Nancy Pelosi You know dramatically. Rip Up this the speech at the end I don't know if she will come to regret that I noticed now. Now that trump is using That video and and the explanation of that in fundraising he sending out fundraising emails to his people you know pointing pointing that out and that just ramps up His base it's also become a is also become a huge on social media as well from from the Democratic Excite And I think it was a brilliantly executed speech very trumpian he I think the mirrors criticism is very valid. There was no attempt to reach out but I think it wasn't about reaching it was about drumming up the base. The man is a master showman. He knows how to market to bring in the Tuskegee. Airman Young Woman. WHO's looking for a charter school? Opportunity Rush Limbaugh and he pretty much staged some very compelling in some cases heart warming events to tell his own story it was it was all about not telling his own story at the same time watching the speech and watching the reaction of Democrats Republicans. And let's be real state of the Union is always political theater right. There's always such a beauty of the party of the president is clapping. The other side is sitting there but there was something really startling about the fact that this was happening right before an impeachment vote right and I was looking at the House and looking at the Chamber and saying what are they they do on Thursday they do what was she said that they do. He had a he hosted a celebration in East Room of the White House bringing together all of his top Republican looking allies to basically show. I been vindicated. I didn't do anything wrong. and Mu as you say. The Union speech was a warm up for that. I wasn't surprised is by the Buddha. In the room and Nancy Spe- tearing up the speech and some of the protests because Washington is descended more deeply than ever into a terrible device. But I guess my question she's like what is the. How do they move forward from here other? There's any plans to move forward in terms of working together. I think it it. Just further divides them. I think we're you you know that's the way it's going to be until after two twenty twenty twenty selection in November and depending on what happens for another four years. The president trump didn't mention Chicago by name Amir. Lightfoot said she was ready to walk out if he did in a disparaging way but he did criticize so called sanctuary cities like Chicago that refused to help. Federal agents enforce our immigration laws. Let's listen sanctuary. Cities local officials or police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey prey upon the public instead of handing them over to ice to be safely removed. She has comments received Chicago negatively. Even some uh-huh moderate to conservative business people who were part of this immigration group. That is working to help. Legal immigrants get into the system. They were offended offended And one of them Mister conqueror part of the Crown Administration Bill Conqueror. He spoke to me right after he was you know he was livid that attack that trump he referred to one of his anecdotes was a woman who was Murdered in New York apparently by someone who wasn't illegal immigrants emigrant and undocumented. Sorry I shouldn't say that. And he says he's a fall into this and it was offensive to people. Because is when you look at the statistics it is. It doesn't happen it just doesn't happen and so it was Bothers more more people than not in the city because we are a sanctuary city. Your thoughts I think it doesn't bother me P people the more moderate states and cities like took monitor liberal state and say like Chicago in Illinois but on some of the some of the border states and some of the areas where people feel even in California where people feel more threatened. I think that kind of fear your works you know. Frankly I think that's one of his biggest strategies. Most potent strategies is operating on fear. If you don't re elect me these terrible things that will happen. And that's that's really aimed at more rural areas more more non urban folks. Oh when we spoke to me your life what to get her reaction to the state of the Union address. We also talked about a possible possible endorsement for presidential candidate in twenty twenty and. Here's a clip of her describing what she's looking for. I want to have someone who speaks to the heartland who recognizes. This is the importance of cities in first and foremost as somebody that I believe in my heart I'm has the ability to go toe to toe with Donald Trump. Now crain's Chicago Business reported yesterday that Michael Bloomberg may be close to landing the Mayor Support Law. What do you make of that? That would not surprise me at all as you know. She has already so enchanted with some of the candidates who had not at the time she said Lord Life would said this had not reached out to his. I understand still have not sincerely reached out to her Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders in particular She was a support she she I think she was looking at Kamla Harris before Kamala Harris dropped out Bloomberg has been an ally and and supporter of hers. Going back time. Even before she was first elected He's been a big supporter of big city. Mayors she's a city me herself. They align a lot of the kinds ends of issues that she cares most deeply about like gun control and immigration. So it's I think it's a win win. For her she she she endorses him. He doesn't doesn't doesn't make the still allowed her the opportunity to to come come with someone else down the road because he has some interesting Backing here in Chicago. John Rogers Junior. Who is you know a leader in the African American community at least the business community and who is a big civic leader here who I think African Americans respect respect his decision. He's a friend of Obama and the fact that he is such a big cheerleader. Even traveling around the country for a Bloomberg I think hits home with a lot of people so well how how much of this is about taking the temperature of Chicago voters. Because I'm remembering Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both came Matt in support of the Chicago teachers. Union Strike People at participants were very excited that they were there and and Speaking on behalf of teachers that part of the calculation when. Somebody's thinking about who to endorse. It's like okay. I WanNa make sure that my endorsement actually resonates with the people whose vote. I'm going going to be seeking down the line. I certainly she's not would not be enamored of of those decisions that they made and in case of Elizabeth Warren she was came here and actively campaigned with the Teachers Union during the strike. So I think maybe that might be also part of her calculation. I think chicagoans you know this is a very blue city. There's a lot of eagerness in excitement about getting trump out of office and I feel as though whoever ends up being a nominee is going to be supported widely. How much weight does a city mayor of the endorsement of somebody like Mayor Laurie Life? But how much weight does that carry. What did have a big impact on? Michael Bloomberg's candidacy or anybody else's candidacy. Well Michael Bloomberg is really seeking out african-americans the American support so if he got the African American Lesbian Mayor of Chicago one of the biggest cities in the country behind him yet he would splash. All all over. I presume politico. We'd be doing a long story too. So it's resets Friday news round up on our panel today we've got. ABC Seven political analyst Laura Washington and Shia Capel's reporter and author of the Political Illinois playbook newsletter while I want to turn to some state news on Tuesday former state representative Lewis. Arroyo pleaded but not guilty to federal bribery charges. A several news outlets reported last month that Arroyo appeared ready to plead guilty. Do we know what happened Shia. No I mean maybe he's still trying to figure out how he's dealing with the feds. That's all I could. Yes well I think this is. This does happen a word they. They're still in the process of negotiation. They they've had conversations and that's what you mean by dealing with the says he's got to get the right deal for him to flip and right and plead guilty but it sounds like that's the direction because he is supposedly on tape. So how'd you get around the fact that you're on tape saying that you were willing to do this for twenty five hundred dollars a month right. He's accused of bribing a state senator in exchange for other support on gambling legislation. A real also waived his right to be indicted by a a federal grand jury which means he'll likely changes pleaded guilty down the line but Laura talk about the significance of that move. There's not going to really be a formal prosecutorial process process because the expectations. He's going to plead guilty. Well turning to another case last week former state Senator Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme involving having red light cameras on Wednesday the Illinois House Transportation Committee voted to advance a measure that would ban red light cameras traffic cameras in towns across the Chicago area and outside Saint Louis. But despite the controversy the measures actually facing pushback from several municipalities Moore was the argument their money. It's awesome replaceable. And that's the critics. That's what the critics say about rear camera citizen. The motivation has always been about revenue and not necessarily about safety even though there are studies that show that does improve safety at sub situations wasted. So they just don't want to give up those weapons and we should note that the house in two thousand fifteen approved a similar measure but it was blocked in the Senate by then Senator Martin Santa Ball the and the person pushing it. Dave McSweeney really felt vindicated. After everything happened with sandoval because he had been harping on that for years he was. You know ignored Lord and now we'll see if it goes any and we should mention. Also that sandoval speed have also been named in a class action racketeering lawsuit. One Chicago Public School has been the news quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Lincoln Park High School interim principal. It's vice principal and the boys Varsity basketball coach. Roy suspended last last week. The basketball season was also suspended for the school and since then students have walked out in protest. Let's listen the whole strike in October. Really messed this up and and then this happening now is just like we can't get back on track to school. I'm a junior. This is like my most important year and I'm dealing with all this chaos. That was Lincoln Park High School School. Junior Australia's Sutton Laura. How much do we know about what's going on? There's been just like these pieces of news that have been dropping over the course of the past couple of and that's I think. That's the big outcry among among the parents and students in particular. CPS has not been forthcoming has not been transparent enough about what's really going on. They've suggested that there has been some sexual misconduct and that there's an emmy financial misdeeds but they're not going to into any specifics because they say they have to protect the identity of the students in particular but remember number students is absolutely correct. This is this is very disruptive in this particular episode has been going on since early January. Even though we're only starting to hear that much about it and I want to be clear. Sure From what we know so far. The allegations of sexual misconduct are student on student teacher student when the first headline came out. I think we could go tonight. You it didn't quite understand that everybody was like Oh my God. I'm the way I've heard the story from Parents within the system is Yes it's been going we've known about this for a long time And it happened under the previous administration. Now they have had a new principal. Who's really fabulous has done a good work in? I'm trying to galvanize everybody but that principle may have known that this was going on and maybe didn't act on it soon enough then you have somebody who was upset. What about it went to the administration and complained about it and the The administration than immediately. Just let everybody go now. The question is should they. They have done that should they have gone through proper channels. That's why you have an LS seaboard. Why didn't they talked to That group and let them be part of the decision making about whether there's somebody's should be bumped before they just started letting people talk about the local school local school council. Well how has CPS CEO. Janice Jackson responded concerns of parents and students so far she is said I think they're the peers have been calling for a meeting with her and also with the mayor she said that we are investigating and it's an ongoing going investigation. We have to protect the victims and we and we have to. We have legal issues that we have to be concerned about here so concerned especially given the the mass of sexual sexual abuse sexual misconduct investigation. That they did was they were underway with several several years ago. They were supposed to have. I have new policies in place new practices in place. A lot of scrutiny was on them and yet there's all this confusion but I wonder if that's part of what's plays. CPS feels the need to respond quickly and strongly in light of those horrific allegations That that emerged over the last few years coming out of some Chicago Tribune reporting and in the investigations that followed into CBS. There was gross mishandling of these cases she I think Parents are thinking that there was an over correction that there is a process process. They should have gone to the local school council. First before Immediately pushing people out so but the the response I think is you. We have to protect the students in if there are people people and not necessarily protect them from abuse but protect them from people who maybe not are not doing the best job they should be doing. They're acting in the interests of students. You're listening to the Friday. A news roundup here on reset our panel today includes chicago-sun-times columnist and ABC seven political analyst. Laura Washington also with us she a cappos reporter quarter and author of the Political Illinois playbook newsletter some other stories. We're watching today Illinois. Lawmakers are considering whether to change ethics laws after recent scandals and a former legislative inspector general wants them to look inward. Julie Porter testified yesterday that her investigative efforts were a waste of time porter spent more than a year investigating dozens of allegations allegations against lawmakers. She says at least two of her report seemed like they were buried by legislators on the Ethics Commission twenty nine year old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer muster body slammed him onto a street. Curb is suing the city and the officer Bernard Kershaw lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. Yesterday says the officers should have known the maneuver was dangerous dangerous because he is trained in martial arts. The officer detained Kirsch at a southside. Bust up on Thanksgiving for drinking alcohol in public days later. The prosecutors filed aggravated battery and other charges against Kirsch. That accused him of spitting into officer Gerald Williams face. The arrest was caught on bystander and police body camera video and this year Chicago auto auto show is emphasizing electric cars. Some of the models are from big manufacturers. Such as Ford organizers are expecting about one thousand cars on display and for indoor test tracks at McCormick place. The Chicago Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow and runs through February seventeenth another. CPS News Chicago Public Schools Inspector. General Nicholas Shula resigned abruptly abruptly. He's been in the position since two thousand fourteen but he had a couple of years left in his term she. What's the story here? Complaints were filed. He was abusive. He made people cry. He sounded like a really terrible boss. And then the next day we find out he was like Oh my question is what why was he. What was he yelling about? Why was was he having all these confrontations Initially you wondered if it was a me too thing but then we found out and he acknowledges he was just as stressed out boss but I think he's a quasi public official and and the public deserves to know what it was that he was That precipitated these arguments arguments. I think that would be worth knowing. Just because a lot of the investigations that he did came under scrutiny and and who knows maybe people were pushing back in the office that he shouldn't be pushing so hard in some of these investigations. It'd be nice to know what the discussions were and it wasn't investigation was complete which I think led to his dismissal. But we don't know what what wasn't an investigation and it's not clear whether or not it's going to be released. Well this costs a question. Who Inspects the inspector What's the protocol for? Inspecting the people or department tasked with investigating schools or government institutions. What is the protocol here? Well I don't think there's a lot of confusion in Springfield and in Chicago. Kabul about Ethics Commission is trying to figure out to you know how do you You mentioned it in your report. Now you know How do we monitor? What all as lawmakers are doing and and keep tabs on then so they act appropriate but this is the same ethics commission that according to the inspector general refused to move ahead it on a couple of findings for investigations but we spoke with Schuler at the beginning of this year about his offices annual report and to complaint misconduct waste and fraud and CPS? And here's a bit of what he you had to say. I mean some of these classic problems. Chicago's had are typified. By the kind of the bigger cases report this year things that touch on insider dealing you know preferential treatment and fairness the system. You know and I think hopefully our I I G office other g office can help kind of create a culture change a wider letter culture. Change that these things aren't these things can't be permissible. How much of an impact did Schuler have during his tenure? Well Barbara Byrd Bennett. I mean it was sir. Thanks his investigation and pursuing that that she was prosecuted yes and force capable of the same thing. He was removed because of his work. And of course the sex sex abuse misconduct investigations that we referred to earlier well. He did a lot under his tenure. Well in a statement Schueler said quote. I can't discount the possibility that some within C._P._S. seized upon the complaints against me in a calculated way with hopes of getting an I G.

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"Makes sense of the day with consider this. The new local meets national podcast from wbz npr. You'll get up to speed in less than fifteen minutes with context and commentary on stories happening in chicago and around the world. Listen to consider this wherever you get your podcasts. I'm justin kauffman. This is wbz's weekly news. Roundup kovin causing closures. Starting friday museums theatres casinos will have to close. Gyms will have to stop group. Fitness classes and company should have their employees work remotely when possible comments scandal continues late yesterday. Federal prosecutors levelled corruption charges against four former comment executives and lobbyists and state dem's are putting the heat on speaker. Mike madigan if speaker madigan wants to continue in a position of enormous public trust with such a serious ethical cloud hanging over his head then he has to at the very least be willing to stand in front of the press and the people and answer every last question to their satisfaction. Those are just some of the stories will be chewing on today in the roundup. And when i say we i mean. We're joined this week by parachutes of w. w. and ad quick of crain's chicago business. Welcome to you both for having me all right. Let's jump right in as we heard illinois has moved back to what's called tier three to and combat the spread of covid nineteen eighty. Talk about what. We've been hearing from the governor. That things are very bad dangerous that they are particularly concerned about staffing at hospitals We're concerned about icu. Capacity across the state seventy percent of hospital beds currently full seventy percent of icu. Beds are full. There are some regions where that that is much higher region. Seven south of chicago is at eighty five percent. Icu capacity region. Three and four downstate at seventy seven percent. And there's a big concern about healthcare staff staying healthy and not burning out and because this outbreak is happening all over the midwest. It's not like we can borrow some healthcare workers from wisconsin or indiana because everyone is dealing with this all at the same time not a good five and not a good spot for the governor as he tries to balance paris's idea of keeping the economy open and shutting down because of covid which was a huge argument back in march and april this time around quieter descent but still some dissent. But there's not much left in the toolbox for the governor now and it's kind of interesting that he's going all the way to a stay at home order like he did in the spring. So you know go get a haircut still just. Everyone has to wear masks and they have to operate at about twenty five percent capacity. You can go to the store you can eat outside if you wanna brave cold very thing about the Hospital in your capacity is usually you know what a week or two or three lag time terms of places and then have conversations and then that's how we're coming off a string of no days where we've seen fourteen thousand and fifteen thousand cases a day. That's very scary A little bit of good news is the fact that he testing positivity rate has remained relatively flat and come down a little bit it was around fourteen percent down at thirteen point four percent today but then thanksgiving coming up and that really bring that thing right back up if people together in groups of ten or fifteen in an enclosed space and home and spread this virus. Even further was such an important public relations effort to not do what you normally do on thanksgiving. You know socially distanced dude over zoom. Don't celebrate it with people outside your household. Yeah right and eighty the numbers out right now. Thirteen thousand new cases as just mentioned fifteen thousand earlier in the week. So it's not a record but but still one hundred twenty six deaths. These are high numbers. I saw the photos this morning and bc chicago showed o'hare airport and the lines that were as a security gate and checking in that kind of stuff. It looks like any other holiday. And i don't know what to say about it. Because you know there have been as parishes mentioned a public relations blitz to say. Don't travel don't cdc saying don't travel yet. Americans are lining up to travel. It's kind of a marketable and this is despite public. Health officials saying the stats over and over doctors nor would he the chicago. Commissioner public health said their city estimates. Are that as many as one in fifteen people as active infectious cova right now. We passed eleven thousand total debts illinois earlier this week. But i've also seen means of folks being like cova fear back in march was through the charts and actual threat of covid back then was very tiny. Now it's reversed but people seem to be less afraid because we know more about the virus and more keen on thinking. I have taken. Maybe the precautions that i need to are i. I'm not as worried as i should be despite public health officials saying please skip thanksgiving. Please skip thanksgiving mayor lori. Lightfoot said she's not going home to ohio. Dr already is not going back to michigan to be with her family. Governor pritzker is going to stay in chicago while his wife and daughter are in florida so their public health officials trying to say we are taking this seriously. We are missing stuff with our family and you should too for the sake of our healthcare workers for the sake of our hospital capacity for the sake of people you don't even know that could be two or three steps removed from the bubble but impacted by you. We see this and the only thing left in the toolbox is a stay at home order. That's where no one really wants to go because of its impact. It has on the economy but odds on. That's going to happen before christmas. I mean is that kinda where we're going. Oh they already has an impossible job trying to pass a budget right now. That's why five six billion dollars out of whack now another economic slowdown another loss in a ton of revenue which is going to exacerbate the problems that already exist. I really feel for these cultural organizations. That have i don't know how they get by. I mean they've they've had to shut down restaurants or now shutting down for the winter as their last ditch effort to stay in business. Hopley you know and anderson where we gotta shut that we're not apparent. Hey heating bill here or turn off our. We got cut down our cost at the bare minimum to stay in business hoping that we can get back to life in spring or summer. Any you know. The other factor here is a vaccine. You know maybe the lack of a stay at home order is the governor in public officials crossing their fingers. That vaccine is going to be distributed widely in the next couple of months. There's an infrastructure that put into place after get approved by the fda have to go to healthcare workers. First so i think everyone's got their fingers crossed now that it's amazing to me in a strange way absurd way. It's almost like chicago's becoming the whole country. But chicago's becoming a beach town flake open in the summer but shut down. Yeah i mean that's crazy. Talk about how these economic choices are made so much more difficult because we don't have federal released and it's not on the horizon as we're speaking lawmakers in congress have not met discussions are basically dead from what i've read this week and part of this because there's so much chaos from the trump administration trying to fight the electoral results. And then there's also the runoff in georgia were Potential balance of the senate that we're still waiting on so there's stuff influx but no one is doing anything in washington to help cities and states weather the economic part of this and even if there weren't a stay at home order there's still a lot of seer about fully going out and participating in the economy so part of this is going to be figuring out how to make consumers feel safe enough to go out and people safe enough to go back to their office. Last week we had we were talking about the shutdowns. A caller call in who owned a store in andersonville. And like you know you can keep the doors open but you sent the message and there's nobody coming in here that's part of the issue too is like you almost wanna stay at home orders so there could be some federal help or state helped some of these businesses because if you say the doors can stay open and no customers come. It's on them both worlds. Where i mean. We're we're not really doing a whole lot. to mitigate. the health concerns a special thanksgiving coming up. And we're doing absolutely nothing to mitigate the economic problems that are spiraling for small business. And by the way you know holiday season this is where small retailers make percents of their revenue. And it's part of the is they break even the rest of the year. Is they make profit if they have a good holiday themselves This is killer for them if they can't do the kind of business during the holidays that they're dependent on doing that's parachutes host and correspondent for wtt. W chicago tonight. Also with us today in the round up eighty political reporter for crain's chicago business while there was plenty of other news happening this week. Let's take a listen shock. Public schools is planning on bringing preschool students. And some special education students back for in learning after the winter break on january eleventh. The district also announced today that all elementary school classes will be in buildings at least part-time. Starting february. I wanna thank the alderman who voted to support the budget and the changes that have been made to the budget over time. Really reflect that listening that learning and that partnership this year stands out as one of the most dangerous for all children and teenagers and the deadliest in recent years for the city's youngest residents miss my son very sadly the city is nearing that grim milestone of seven hundred homicides for the year twenty. Three people were shot on monday alone and we ever heard of twenty-three people being shot on a random monday. The story. that's kinda gotten buried with all the cova news and other issues facing the city will try to touch on that and just a bit. But first i wanna talk about mike madigan and the idea right now and this could change but right now he does not have enough democratic votes to be reelected speaker paris. Anyone who knows anything about illinois politics knows to even hear that. That idea is shocking. No one ever thought they'd live to see that day. Just he does not have the votes right now to be reelected speaker of the house by his colleagues. If you go by the statements that democrats have put out in the last few days and if they stick to those statements but another part of this is who does have the votes so far. Nobody i mean. Someone's going to have to cobble together. All the non madigan vote the consensus candidates if even new speaker of the house. So that's gonna be a really interesting to watch. That could be very dramatic and how that plays out. 'cause madigan still enjoys a lot of support among african american caucus this caucus some elements of the progressive community chewy garcia. The chicago teachers union trades. Unions have come out with statements in support of them. But the thing is the inescapable thing is and we'll get into this more this latest indictment. He is all over it. It's inescapable public official a speaker. Mike madigan quote our friend as allegedly Mike mclean the lobbyists who close to mike madigan. Refer them when he was going seeking all these. I eighty yeah. A lot of these. Details are things that we had been piecing together over the past few months with what we got on wednesday night was kind of the first robust detailing of actually how the system worked. We had some transcripts of wiretapped calls That mike mclean placed to other folks at comet including for more info promissory. John hooker just j. dorothy from the city club and it was very blunt stuff about. Hey we're getting pushback on appointing mike madigan's guide to the board. Let's figure out how we can how we can muscle that through. Just kind of a stunning robust. Look at how as governor pritzker put it. This was a pay to play. Quid pro quo kind of situation. Now meghan has said if. I were being bribed. I did know about it and there's nothing wrong with getting jobs for folks and the defendants that were indicted on wednesday so this is kind of overzealous prosecution and the us attorney's office is doing everything it can to put pressure on us to flip mike madigan and we're all innocent. It's criminalizing politics and that seems to be the go ever since we'll go. That's what they've been saying. That was his whole mantra here. But work out so well but you know appointed a page. Thirty eight of the indictment here mclean places. A call to public official a allegedly and advises public officially mike madigan the promissory. The former ceo of combat is experiencing pushback to the appointment of a certain favorite person to the combat board of directors. So mike madigan. He's not charged with anything. And he's he's famously circumspect. there's never a paper trail. He doesn't use email if you talk to him on the phone. He'll say hello goodbye. Yes no and that's about it. But apparently there's a wiretap. Call here to mike madigan. And so maybe the feds have some kind of evidence but clearly with these charges against four individuals here that echo the charges against comet in their deferred prosecution agreement by the way. That's them saying. Oh yeah this did happen They're putting the screws on these folks to flip on. Mike madigan especially mike mclean who is held steadfast. So far saying there's no way that's going to happen so it does seem like thereafter and it does seem they want a star witness to provide the smoking gun testimony that all this was done at the behest of speaker madigan that to get legislation for comment that put money into their pockets but took money out of all ratepayers and chicago's pockets. They had to play the game. Hire people close to mike. Madigan people that worked in his thirteenth ward precinct. A lot of times. They hired him in jobs that they didn't do any work or didn't show up to work. They had third parties. Allegedly you know kind of conceal the payment scheme and then comment cook some of their books to conceal some of the payment scheme here. Allegedly according listen diamond have anything that says. Mike madigan told me to do it. And what. I what we all need to see is Which is what madigan and allies of beginning is how did this relationship meaningfully change legislation to benefit comment so if there is something in the negotiations pass energy bills that can show up. That's the other thing. I'm curious about all these seemingly only partially connected cases against The mardi santa vol's of the world. The louis arroyo's of the world. Is there some kind of connecting aspect of this where we can get a sense of what the speaker might have done differently in terms of legislation and the way it was drafted informed to ultimately benefit comment. Be easy did a few months ago. Its own tally of the cost of this bribery scheme. Basically finding that. It benefited comment to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. State-approved revenue combat collected. Went up by thirty percent in this period net operating income for comment went up fifty percent what. I am curious to see what changed in the legislation to get that benefit. There's two pieces of legislation. They're talking about twenty eleven twenty sixteen to twenty sixteen to clean energy jobs. Act the way this was sold to. The public was a the ratepayers needed to bail out. Comments you clear plants because they were failing but they somehow we all need them around. We need to pay for them and be. It was going to provide clean energy and new investments in clean energy. By the way you know our bills are going to go up. It's something that hits everybody every single person that lives in the city of chicago and whether you're left or right on the spectrum i think everyone is angered at an alleged scheme like this but terms of mad again the cat that has nine lives and in chicago. We've been down this road before you know. Hired truck scandal the feds. We're going after the daily administration. People like robert storage l. Sanchez was the same thing trying to get them to flip trying to give them something on the big man. Richard m daley and they didn't do it. They went to jail so with mike mclean. They can pressure him in pressuring and pressuring him. Will he fall on. The sword for mike madigan l. sanchez. Nice poll let's let's make a transition to chicago and talk about the budget they d you've been watching city council do you. Are you confident that this budget is gonna pass confident in any of my takes and twenty twenty but at this point it is looking like the mayor will scrape by. She got twenty six votes in the budget committee on her spending plan this week. That's a very simple. The simplest of council majorities but who knows what happens over the weekend right and her opposition. Is this interesting group. You have a lot of white politicians or politicians who represent mostly white wards who hate property taxes You also have in general the folks who don't like anything. The mayor is doing and the also progressive say. The budget doesn't go far enough to cut the spending to boost affordable housing efforts for homelessness. But she's pulled support from all of these different factions in council the black caucus latino caucus progressive caucus to. I think something together that looks close to thirty votes but the property tax opposition is strong from that no group. We saw that in finance committee earlier this week. Even though this is a relatively modest hike ninety seven million dollars may be adding fifty dollars to your property. Tax bill that you won't see until two thousand twenty two alderman very freaked out and they don't appreciate that. The mayor's office hasn't taken them off on the revenue alternatives that they've proposed so we'll see what the bargaining is like over the weekend. And if the mayor manages to flip some of these folks that are especially concerned about the property tax perez all mayor lightfoot came on this program so she's not interested in horse trading. That's a thing of the past that this is a new world order. So does she have to go back on that to try. And get some of these alderman. That might be on the fence to to support. Her budget. appears like she already. Has i mean she allegedly told A group of alderman. Don't bother come into be for Things in your ward. You're going to go against me here so it looks like she's doing everything that other mayors have done doing it more blatantly. There's an infrastructure plan that she's talking about where alderman will have money for road repairs repairs. It's only surprising with lightfoot he comes together the coalitions to pass to pass her initiatives. You end up so many people the wrong way of looking at the fifty member city council. Like wh where's your natural coalition here And yet she does cobble together. The votes that's interesting. Also this week you know in the finance you had ed burke speaking up saying ninety four million dollars property tax like. Why don't you know. Joe biden gonna take office in january twentieth you know. Why don't we wait to see if you passing some relief for cities before we all of a sudden tack on his property tax hike and usually in the past. If burke said. I don't like this and it wasn't going to fly and yet it's still pass the finance committee despite ed's burks objection on that and there's also proposals to Basically zero out all of the the empty positions that they have in zeroed out and just waiting to see what happens. So i wouldn't be surprised if we got federal relief and we could ease up on some of this other stuff But she's already managed to address a lot of the major stuff at alderman were worried about. They struck this deal with labor to us. We'd money to avert these layoffs. She boosted some funding for anti-violence spending no one seems particularly concerned about this massive borrowing but she has cobbled she's cobbled together and not flight. Paris said she's always been working with this shifting majority that has so far always fallen in her famous. I have to say like this is a political junkie in this town. I'm excited to see what happens in the next week. It is the best game in town to see this happen. And to see how aldermen are jockeying and and outlet. The mayor has to do with anything like this in a long time in the city. It's fun to watch the behind the scenes match nations under emanuel galea but at the end of the day there was no doubt they were going to have the tween forty and forty five votes for their budget and life would have said in the past. I don't really care. How big the margin is. I just need to get to twenty six. And then there's an lassie's budget this year's budget there's all these big terms like Zero based budgeting. Yeah and i mean what that even our budgets really in and or are they just. You know really exacerbating the problems down the road. I want to wrap with The the one story this week. That was surprising. And and maybe not surprising but at least you know flew in the face of a you had you had the governor talking about restrictions and clamper now for covid nineteen and then you had. Cps in the mayor saying you know what we're bringing kids back in january and february is a big story And and that was the plan all along and you understand there needs to be planning to do so but the timing was a little suspect in the way that nobody's thinking about bringing their kids back to school as we're in the second surge of this way yes and this is interesting because we are starting to see some private schools at least already say. Let's call it off now. Let's go all remote until january but the mayor and commissioner already. Who's a a pediatrician. Have said schools especially with young kids have not been a major source of cova transmission. It's relatively low risk and we are very worried about outcomes for our special needs students and our youngest kids some of some of who aren't engaging at all with remote learning so it's a big priority for us that they don't get left so far behind from this it will be difficult for them to recover over many many years but yeah the timing with things With things going as they are making also wonder how many parents are going to want. Wanna send their kids to school. I get it a lot can change in two months time. It just seemed like a head scratcher to make this announcement almost pulling away from what was happening With with code in other parts of the state a lack of change in two months time including maybe a vaccine comes out and you know the healthcare workers will be the first to get it but teachers will be among the first because i think everyone considers it a priority to get kids back in the schools safely and the rationale here is. The students are just not being served especially the most low income students by by this remote learning. So you know k. And cluster students in january and then by february k through eighth grade by the way. There's also a political element here. There's a group called democrats for education reform. That are pushing. Cps janice jackson as a possible candidate for joe biden education secretary there are other more progressive groups pushing randi weingarten ahead of the american federation of the national the big national teachers union. The night veteran teachers winegarden publicly slammed jackson in life. What's planned to have kids. Go back to the schools. So you know that's an interesting political fight that's gonna play out but we're going to have to see what the chicago teachers union does to challenge so far they've come out in opposition to it. We'll we'll will. They really challenging. Now let's see what they do all right bury from chicago tonight and eighty quick from crain's chicago business pleasure having you on the program. Thanks so much for breaking down the week a great poverty and that's wbz's weekly news roundup. Don't forget the best cove related q. And a. and podcast land our weekly chat with dr mutare. Meena drops into your phone this weekend. You're subscribed so make sure you hit the subscribe button. And i'm gonna ask you one more favor. Please give us a rating and a super short review on your podcast. After it really helps other people find us. I'm justin kauffman. Thanks for listening. 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Covid-19 Stimulus In Limbo, Kurt Elling Celebrates 25 Years With Streamed Concerts

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Covid-19 Stimulus In Limbo, Kurt Elling Celebrates 25 Years With Streamed Concerts

"I'm Justin Kauffman, and this is reset. And just a bit, we'll talk with vocalists Kurt elling he celebrating twenty five years since the release of his I. Really. Well no wonder I look like an old man. But first, let's update you on where we're at with covid nineteenth stimulus negotiations, millions of people and thousands of businesses need help to survive the economic fallout from the pandemic. But House Democrats and Senate Republicans haven't been able to come up with a bill. They both agree on the sense of the President Wtt, W hether Sharon is standing by with what all this means for Chicago but right now we've got Illinois Congressman Raja Christopher theon align congressman welcome to reset. Hey, Justin. Good to be with you. Thank you. Your reaction to the president's change in tone. Well I. Look He. Has, been very inconsistent in the way that he's responded to pandemic I think it's hurt our response on the health side and managing the healthcare crisis and we can talk about that. But it's really done damage on the economic side and you know he basically has governing by win instead of facts science and the truth, and it really hurts our company businesses and employers throughout my district and and pretty pretty much everywhere in America. We were talking this week we talked last week about whether or not the stimulus package was getting to the finish line as as more confusion comes on Capitol Hill What Are you hearing from your colleagues about a deal getting done before Election Day. I'm still hopeful I I think that he did try to walk back some of what he said yesterday however, just yesterday you know we thought that it deal was very close. It was imminent, and in fact, it appears as negotiators were even caught by surprise by the president's tweets and so I think right now I hoping that cooler heads prevail because so many families and businesses desperately needs the support wants to tick. Your audience may be familiar with is that forty percent of restaurants are going to close their doors and the next six months Without. Any further relief? Just as one example, if you listen to either side of the Political News, you will get a Democrats are playing games with what they're putting into their stimulus packages and you'll hear from the other side of the republic playing games and everybody's putting pork projects and other things that don't necessarily have anything to do with what we're talking about in these packages. Why is that happening and we're in the middle of a pandemic the last thing we need is adding extra things to stimulus packages that don't have to do with the immediate need. I agree one hundred percents you know if you take just the payroll support program, which is the measure to help the airlines, the airline industry, and essentially an extension of what already was enacted into law six months ago I believe that we should extend parts of the cares package that worked, and obviously if there's some other issues that were unaddressed, then we need to take those up as well. So for instance, you know the postal service is in dire need, but also states and localities are on the verge of laying off. Thousands of police officers hiking fees are raising taxes are all the above and we got to avoid that as well. I just think that at the end of the day, this political fight has repercussions there seems to be a game of chicken that's being played and it's a very dangerous game in the sense as you just pointed out the American people are hurting. Our their political ramifications for for not just the Republicans and I know that probably what you're gonna say but but for the Democrats, as well as this draws out and there's a lot on the line coming up in less than a month. I think their political ramifications for everybody because when you don't enact. Good policy or aid to people who are hurting you know that really comes back to hurt you at the polls but I think right now we have to join hands people are hurting working families are facing food insecurity and a level. We've never seen in recent memory but also our businesses are about to collapse in many industries and we need to help them. It's Congressman Ron. Christie more of Illinois's eighth district, which covers parts of Cook do page and Kane Counties Congressman Christopher more thanks so much for your time today, yes sir. Thanks closer to Home Chicago. Mayor Lori lightfoot is now saying she's given up hope that Congress will come to Chicago's aid as it faces a one point, two, billion dollar shortfall in my view if shirked the responsibility to the American people. This pandemic had a catastrophic effect on the economies. Of the economy of the country certainly economy of Chicago in every other municipality blue red purple. Everyone across the country. So we have to fix this ourselves and we we'll fix. That was the mayor speaking yesterday at a press conference Heather Sharon. WTT W is here, Heather, mayor, mayor lightfoot saying that it's up to cities to fix their economic problems and she said quote, our moment of reckoning is right now unquote that sounds pretty ominous. There's no doubt that the city cannot still a one point two. Billion dollar shortfall, which is what's rejected in twenty twenty one and I feel like I keep reminding people that city is in the red for this fiscal year at the twenty twenty fiscal year of nearly eight hundred, million dollars. So this is really a a deficit of the size of scope that is really unprecedented in the city's history, and which is really due to the economic collapse. Coronavirus how much is it hyperbole for the mayor to say that it's up to cities and municipalities I mean, they're having negotiation congress. We just heard from Congressman Chris not just that idea that is less than fifty percent happen for the election, but the guests would be after the election that it could happen in a lame duck sessions. So is there any danger politically that that she's saying? It's up to cities and municipalities and fix their economic problems themselves. Well, it's a little bit of a different tone because if you can cast your memory back to August, the Chicago public schools passed a budget that relied on about three hundred, fifty, million dollars in additional federal relief in when I asked CEO Janice Jackson about that. She said she was confident that Congress was going to sort of. Approve some sort of package to help out. So that has changed in the intervening months. Oh, It's also important to remember that this will affect schools. This will affect the county. This will affect the state is not just the city sort of facing this worst case scenario and you know it's hard to tell whether negotiations are completely off as the president tweeted yesterday afternoon we saw. A flurry of tweets late last night that perhaps he would be open to as I heard you talk with the congressman about sort of individuals, stimulus checks but really the sticking point for many months been the sense that the president feels like giving aid to citizens states would somehow bail out blue states and I think that that has sort of become sort of where the president has sort of. Grown down, his marker that has not changed as much has gone up and down the past several months. So I think it would be a big lift to sort of have that change either before or after November third, and that's the part that gets lost in this other. That's the part that when we try to figure out why these negotiations aren't moving forward is that both parties are moving forward with the what they what they want to see from stimulus package and in the case of the. Present he doesn't want to see bailouts especially like you said, specifically to to State Center and political opposition of him, and so what happens is it stops the negotiations cold and that's the part that I just can't understand that we're in this moment where it's pretty obvious that the impact of pandemic is is on all forms of including municipalities and playing politics at this point is dangerous and it seems like it's at the end of the day going to fall on our shoulders to pay for it. That's right and it sort of defies conventional political wisdom because you would think that the incumbent president who by all accounts is trailing significantly in the polls with leap at the chance to send people money and to help businesses into sort of shore up municipal budgets. But that's just simply not the world that we're living in. It's one of those moments where I think a lot of reporters myself are included. Are Sort of struggling to put that in context because equate literally defies the law of gravity because you know if you want people to vote for you in Reno right now because early voting is happening. Now don't you want to give them stop like having? Don't we all know that from Chicago political theory but that's you know just not where we are right now and it leaves cities like Chicago but. Also cities like Miami and cities like Cleveland in swing states really sort of on the brink of having to make really desperate and difficult choice. So we've been talking about Chicago what about the rest of the State both Governor Pritzker Illinois Comptroller? Susana Mendoza statements yesterday on the President to Resume Cove relief talks and Illinois and states across the country need of it. What happens if Illinois's budget doesn't get this? Finance financial relief from Washington. That's a really good question. I don't think anybody knows the answer to that question. The budget that the legislature approved back in May a clearly relied on the federal government coming forward with another relief package and basically said, well, you know this plan will will tide us over a for the time being but without any sort of additional aid on the horizon, I think that this. Will Soom the the fall dido section, which is set to take place after election day. As. I can't even when the when the mayor says, we're GONNA take this on ourselves. We have to take this on ourselves automatically you know anyone who's living in the Chicago area's like well, that's taxes right? That's that's a raise taxes in some form. And Services or or property taxes even if you did that, even if you doubled the property tax talking to a billion dollars here, I know that even covers that. So I'm not even sure a tax hike. In a traditional sense would get the job done. It could not and I think we know we heard from Lawrence missile of the Civic Federation that because the economic collapse it's been so severe that that really limits the ability of the city in the state to raise taxes to a level that it sort of spills that gap because if you're not working, you're not spending and. If? You're not. If you don't have income, you're not paying any sort of income tax whether it's graduated or flat or however it is Levy. So that is certainly something that that city officials are grappling with which is why we're hearing about the the mayor asking the city's labor unions to make concessions somewhere in the neighborhood of two, hundred, million dollars although the mayor did not. Confirm that number. But what what we're looking at is is really a worst case scenario of a significant property tax hike some form of lay-offs or furloughs or job cuts potentially. Targeted service pullbacks which. I think is is really sort of going to be painful were not only the mayor who ran on a platform of sort of increasing equity and sort of ensuring that parts of the city that have been left behind in years past you were no longer left behind. But when you're dealing with the fiscal crisis of this magnitude, there's just simply no good as it also makes for probably the most highly anticipated budget address in Chicago history coming up in about two weeks on WCW Chicago Politics Reporter. Heather. Sharon. Thanks for joining US happy. Justin. Just, one credits shy of graduating from the U. OF C. Divinity. School Kurt elling changed his focus from as he said, Sunday morning to Saturday night the Rockford native decided to try his luck as a jazz vocalist full-time a few years. Later, he put out his debut for the legendary blue note records with a daytime on the Lam jumped in. Town Graham popped in a great von Freeman Dam and the company hit. We hit it adds up call the bill. Donaldson. We had a great time hanging onto to. Arrest we've been to the room and then I began to. Again. It's hard to believe but that was twenty five years ago in that time ailing has become one of the most recognized vocalist and jazz recording touring the world nominated for no less than a dozen grammy. y'All left Chicago for New York but wised up and move back home last summer he celebrating the silver anniversary of his first record with a series of five livestream performances from the Green Mill beginning tomorrow night, and that's not all Kurt will play host to a number of young Chicago Stars Pushing Jazz and unique directions much like he's been doing for the last two and a half decades here with more Kurt, elling Kurt. Welcome to reset. Thank you Justin. Thanks for having me on. It's great to talk with you. So we played a little bit of Dolores his dream there from the first album called closure is twenty five years. Does that feel like a long time or is it feel like yesterday? A little bit of both I guess I certainly took it one day at a time living through it. I was surprised actually this year when it was a couple of people on my management team were like, yeah, and do you know it's been twenty five years really twenty-five already. Well no wonder I look like an old man. You. Well, you look good buddy I I watched one of the concerts I was like look at curt. What do you remember about those sessions? What do you remember about the closure is sessions for Blue Note? We were pulling together a team from here in Chicago Chicago Musicians and recording it here, and I just wanted something that maybe I can even just sell as a cassette off the bandstand. My friends here in town and I pulled it together and we put nine tunes down and no automation in the studio. So every day we had to start afresh with the mix, and then that God shopped around for a minute and I was still trying to hustle up work. And that nine tune demo is what Bruce London over balloon outside side me to put out and he just meant we're GonNa take that and just give us you know couple of standards and we're good. It was definitely an exciting time once we had recorded it and the word got out it was a very exciting time for me. It was really one of my first times in a recording studio and I'll just you know I was definitely I say it was a it was a steep steep inclines that learning that learning. Hill. You. You've talked a lot in your career about influences. I know you're a big fan of jazz legend Mark Murphy who was also a big fan of Jack Kerouac but but you. At what point is a musician? Do you break away from what inspired you what you want to sound like to developing your own style especially when you had a career like yours? You know it's an incremental move I. Don't know that there's one moment when you say, I now know what I'm going to say you know you make small choices in the course of a given day in the course of preparing for a given a concert or given session. And the questions. You ask our, what am I going to say this time? For this twenty fifth anniversary five concert series I've got a book that's about eight inches thick of charts from all these years. So, there are several concerns there the concerns that well, I don't want to repeat myself from concert to concert I WANNA make it worth everybody's while to tune in. I want to certainly celebrate some of the great arrangements that we've had from past years and give people some of the things that they're hoping to hear I want to surprise people, and it's also the fact that you know these concerts aren't happening in a creative bubble. I'm a professional communicator. I'm singing in a specific time to a specific audience that's also living through that time. So it behooves me and my soul to communicate some of my feelings about how it is and try to help everybody through it. As an artist you feel like that's important. It's important for you to to say something about the time we're living in. Doesn't have to be necessarily explicit, but I definitely have to frame whatever it is that I'm doing in a way that is my audience in real time I. Just take for granted that that's a part of my job. It's a part of my vocation. In the sign that we played earlier just the the fact that you said go von's and I hopped up to the mill. How important is it for this to be at the Green Mill? How important for you as a Chicagoan but just for jazz in general Well I don't know how important is for jazz in general I'll tell you what my ambitions are I mean you know you mentioned that I moved back from New York over the summer. But I mean, I had my beginnings here. This is my home. This is the Dream City of my youth, and at this crucial time I want to be here in this town to help defend my city I want to be here to share the suffering and the victories New York's going to do fine without me I wanna be home in. CHICAGO. So you know I wanted to do something like this to to to be to broadcast to the world from the Green Mill To to to give back again to the spot that gave me a lift and two point everybody toward a lot of the things in Chicago that are so great that there might not be hearing about you know when Cova when cove it lifts in the world. Moves into its next stage. I want people anybody who's tuning into my thing to know, hey, was going to be a spot. You should make the scene over here. It's beautiful. The food is killing. The people are wonderful. I WANNA be a spokesman for the city to the world, and because the Internet is what it is. The whole world is right next door. This point you know you talk about the jazz scene, the whole global jazz scene is being united in a way that it never has been before because of the Internet people are broadcast from all over the world. And you can tune into people playing from Paris and Milan in Beijing and London I WANNA. Make sure that Chicago's not only represented. But if possible, we are the fountainhead, we're the place you have to come to to get the swinging stuff. So I'm partnering with venues and festivals from around the world actively for this five concert. Stand. We've got a friend in London jazz offend in London is is a partner with us of our friends at the jets cruise partnering with us our friends at the north, sea? Festival in Holland or partnering with us. You know our friends over in. Ann. Arbor. Because this should be about Jazz people pulling together music fans pulling together. We've got a point people toward the save our stages act here in the US because of all the independent venues that are suffering you know we've got to have places for musicians to play and people to return to hear live music when all this stuff lifts again and I also Wanna point direction toward other Chicago artists whose work I door, which is why I'll be doing Friday nights and other artists like Liz right and Mikhail mcraven and marquee seal are going to be taking up the Saturday nights on this very same series. So I'm trying to really be as all embracing of the scene here in Chicago and to broadcast the beauty. And the courage of this scene to the rest of the world inasmuch as my small platform alive. That's such. A great point because created Marquees Hill. Those, those names are the up and coming names of jazz jazz scene in Chicago, and when you talk about jazz in this country, it has seen better days. But when you talk about Europe and other places around the world jazz and especially Chicago Jazz still thing it's still something that people want. So it's important for us to be able to to have a moment have a place a stream if you will, where people can can get that Chicago fixed they're looking for. Men You know that's that's really the you know I remember back in two thousand I was. So a humbled to be asked by the mayor. Mayor. Daley. At that point to take on the performance aspect of the New Year's millennial new. Year's celebration and I remember the theme of that celebration was the whole world comes home to Chicago. And they invited to people from every country in the world flu aman put them up for a week in you know in all the Nice hotels and everything and I got to print to bring on von Freeman and buddy guy. I got to bring on all my favorite cats on the Chicago scene and put on a show for everybody around the world. I kind of feel like this is an echo of that but it's going to be happening in real time and anybody can tune in. You know when we think about where we're at in Chicago when it comes to the jazz scene because obviously with covid nineteen also this summer. Joel Siegal passing away from from the showcase just Your thought about being back home being back in Chicago but also jazz means to this town not necessarily what it's producing at this time. But what it means to the history and to enter the current climate of this town, it's played a signature role in the global identity of this city. It may not be the case that you know everybody immediately thinks as they do of New York. City. Okay. Well, there it is the capital of the thing but there there have always been signature sounds coming out. Of the city, it's always been a swinging city. It's always been a city of that has a peculiar approach to jazz of its own pets much more influenced by the blues and throwdown and tough tenors. I'm particularly happy anytime. Somebody says you know for his for the whole twelve years I was in New York City people everybody in New York would say, Oh yeah. That's how long are you in town for what are you going back to Chicago they didn't even know I lived there man when exempted right Yeah. It was just like, oh man how Chicago doing man Chicago's Great. Great as always but I embrace that I. It touches me and it. It's. It's. It's what I really want out of my life is to is to be known inasmuch as I am known in the world as Chicago. It thrills me it gives me pride and and I just WANNA. That part of the signature notion of who occurred Elliot's. Kurt when we think about where we're at right now, you mentioned save our stages. You're talking about these streams and trying to be relevant in in the conversation of Arts and culture and the world. How hard is it to be an artist right now making a living. Well. whose not paying some kind of a dividend at this point or paying some kind of a price you know. I'll speak from my from my experience when. I lost. Quite a lot of work I haven't been able to go out into the world and and be with my band and sing what I'm here on this earth to sing not since March the first. So you know I took a knock on the monetary tip. You know we moved our house in the middle of the pandemic. We know we've only been back here in Chicago since July and it was stressful to be sure I don't necessarily deal with that kind of knock. In the most healthy way. But certainly, there are people who are great. Great. Great Musicians who You know who are suffering worse than I. Am I know there's a scramble on right now trying to get academic work whereas they used to be on the road all the time are able to count on stuff and so those jobs are at a premium. You. Know I know a lot of people who have. Suffered just from straight up loneliness as the rest of the world has, and then of course, you lay in all this other tremendous grief anxiety confusion and. Chaos that the leadership at the top of our nation is allowing to happen and inflaming and pouring down on the rest of us and the whole summer full of justifiable protests in you know just trying to. Explain to America the notion that a vast swath of. Citizenry is feeling oppressed and feeling endangered and like well, Hey, man, are we going to change this upper? Not Kurt? We're going to leave it there but congratulations on twenty five years recording. Here's twenty-five more and good luck with the upcoming streaming concert. Thank you. Appreciate it so much guessing. And that is today's reset for more Info about those Kurt Ellen concerts or for tickets you can go to Kurt elling dot com or Mandolin dot com. I'm Justin Kauffman thanks for listening to reset. We'll catch you right back here tomorrow.

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Judd Apatow on how a pandemic and a racial reckoning will change moviemaking

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Judd Apatow on how a pandemic and a racial reckoning will change moviemaking

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We're finding that there are so many narratives being told not just about the pandemic, but you're right about black lives, matter in about so many things that are concerning us in our society, and so really interesting to talk to someone who is at the. The center of creating narratives and stories that we're all paying attention to absolutely and Judd Appa Tau is just that a writer producer director. He's got a new movie out called the King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson. It's really semi autobiographical, because it's about Pete's own challenges and journey of losing his father, his mom is played by Marisa Tomei and his little sister is actually played by judge daughter Maud right, except even the little sisters leaving the nest, she started off to college and she's leaving her twenty something year old brother behind. You'RE GONNA be okay without me here. You don't think it's five here without you. Just, don't be a deck. Okay, like be nice tomorrow. Okay, don't give her a hard time. She deserves a break. I always give her a rubbery wins. What am I gonNA? Get my break like. What are you talking about? All anyone ever? Does this worry about? You was ignored my entire childhood because a you yeah. I forgot that my childhood was so dandy. Okay, you guys are crazy. Because Dodd died, okay, we got to know him. Well your love. You didn't get to know him. Okay, because that's almost normal. If you know me what are known that he was like the fucking coolest guy ever, and that will ruin the rest of your life. But what are you GONNA do? Are you going to get a job or you're gonNA leave the House I. Don't know I'm GonNa Open that Tattoo restaurant. I don't know if that Tattoo restaurant is the real winner. We know about business and that's not it i. don't think so either. Right but there really is so much to unpack in this movie I. It's also dealing with trauma and mental health in a way. That feels really direct refreshing. I was really impressed with this movie bows, but of course it was done awhile ago, we'll be talking to John about the future, not only of movie making but movie going, but we wanted to check in first with the present how he's doing months into this pandemic hold up at home, one man among many women, his lovely wife, Leslie Man, and his nearly grown daughters, iris and Maude. That might have been one of my favorite parts about the whole conversation how he got the takeover, so let's start there. Irish now judd. Here twenty, two and seventeen. That's not the age where you WANNA. Hang out with your parents a lot. That's the moment when you leave, and you're so happy to get away from your parents so very weird moment for us all to be stuck together. Because now we're not like A. We are like weird roommates. Because when you spend this much time together and they're that old main Iras will be eighteen in October. You can't really even give them advice or tell them what to do. You can ground them because we're all grounded together. I I people. We're five minutes from doing mushrooms together at this point. Well. The family dynamics are very interesting during these strange times, but we're all lucky and raw surviving and I keep thinking about how fortunate I am because there's so many people who are really really hurting so judd we have so much ground to cover. You've been so busy and we're excited to talk to you about your new movie, but I I just. Just WanNa. Go back in time quickly because you were a bit of a late bloomer. You didn't direct your first movie until you're thirty five years old because you had a hard time. Convincing studio executives that your ideas had potential. What was it about your form of comedy or your brand of Comedy Judd? That student had studio exact same thanks, but no thanks. I, it's hard to know I think that. You know like freaks and Geeks, which was about high school kids, but it was. It was the Weirdos. It was the pot heads in the GEEKS and there wasn't a lot of those on television. especially in the lead roles back then it used to be that everyone was gorgeous and it like a soap opera and it was very. Dawson's Creek Style and someone wrote an article, and they said well. This is like independent film on television and at that time. Before streaming before cable went in that direction. We seem weird. I mean freezing gigs right now would totally fit in on television. It might even be corny. Compared to what everyone is watching at this point, but back then it just seems very odd to show the problems of teenagers where it didn't get solved where it was just painful, and then sometimes things go terribly wrong, and then the episode would end, and you realize. Oh, this is about the sometimes. It's just hard. Hard and sometimes lean on your friends, and it doesn't work out, and you don't get the girl, and you don't get the good position in sports, and you're kind of humiliated by everyone, and you're just trying to hold it together to survive high school, and so I think some of the ideas I like they. Maybe they were, they were so truthful that the culture wasn't doing a lot of that at the time, but then subtly with everything that HBO is doing and. Whatever all the all the shows. What would the sopranos that Lena Dunham did? The culture changed. You have a new movie the King of Sine Island. and. It had to be released on demand instead of in theaters for obvious reasons as we've been discussing. But, you also said that you feel this movie. Somehow was destined to be seen right now. Why why is that? Why does it need to be seen right now? The movie is about. A family struggle to get over. The death of the father who was a firefighter and a real-life, Davidson's father losses, life and nine eleven in the movie. It's you know it's a fabricated situation, but it's about a family who's frozen in their grief. They haven't really moved forward the way they should in a healthy way. Only when Pete's catches mother starts dating, another fireman played by bill Burr is amounts played by Barista's tomatoes. Does it force them to confront everything that has held them back all the trauma that's. Prevented them from moving forward and I felt like the movie is about sudden loss is about grief. It's about the ways it can impede our lives and. It's also about firefighters, heroes, nurses, and first responders so when I was asked you, would you put it out on video on demand now versus releasing it in a year I thought well. This is kind of the subject that world dealing with how do we deal with sudden change and loss and grief, and how do people come together and help each other and he'll so? Maybe it's supposed to come out right now. It felt weird to hold onto it to say. Let's just wait a year, so it could be in theaters like why do I need it? In theaters is an ego trip for me because I need the experience of the of the. The audience or did I make movie to make people happy to help them go through something emotionally that I think might be helpful and then I thought. Maybe it's supposed to come out now. Maybe that's what it was destined to do. Yeah, but you're right. I feel like movies. Content in general is sort of a therapy right? This probably brought up a lot of difficult unresolved issues for Pete. Did you find that did it bring up anything even for yourself? It definitely did for all of us. In terms of Pete we sat around for years talking nonstop about how it felt to to lose parents, and to lose apparent at Savon when you don't even really understand what's going on, and then there there's this added dimension which is. Your father dies in nine eleven, and the entire world is talking about nine eleven for the rest of your life. It doesn't really go away. And so I would. I would say the Pitas you know. My mother died of cancer in two thousand eight. And it was very traumatic and how it happened, it was very traumatic, but no one talks about it, so I can go years. No one will mention my mother other than my sister, and and so in some ways it gives me some separation it allows me to heal allows me to develop you know this life after losing her for him, people talk to him about every day of his. His, life! Multiple Times a day, and it's connected to their grief and their loss, and so in a way he's he's in a groundhog day loop about it, and he has his own private grief. He doesn't miss his his data at the core of it. He just misses his dad and he missed out on a relationship that he really grieves for, and we don't really talk about it. Much. I missed. And I'm sorry that. I've. Been So. Difficult to deal with. Oxygen. Get it together. I mean I talked a lot with Pete about when he was a kid, he was having a lot of mental health struggles, and he used to listen to kid, cutty and kid Cudi's had all this amazing music about his anxiety, and depression and pizza said that really got me through it, and in the last years. A lot of what we've been working on is. Content about mental health and Pete wanted to make a movie that was. About his stories so that if you were home depressed or suicidal or had anxiety, you might watches movie and relate to Pete and and see some hope in how he got better. I think it's just so remarkable that. We can use art in this way to find healing. For a number of different things that happen in our lives, but I also think is remarkable that you're able to sort of nurture that kind of storytelling you know, and with talent that sometimes maybe would get lost otherwise and we know that you certainly mentored a lot of young talent and vehicles for people like amy. Schumer Kherson, WIG and Seth Rogan. What is it that you see in talent like that? You know in their in their own storytelling how to nurture that type of vulnerability I think that. Clearly Food Garry. Shandling who I worked the Larry Sanders Show I learned a lot about mining your life for your art. And I think as a fan of music I always was drawn to people who would tell stories that were clearly from their lives could be James Taylor could be the Beatles. You'd love those songs that you knew were real I. Think as a kid that was very important to me, and then I think Richard Pryor in a way. Taught Me Oh. You just work it out on stage like he just. He told the stories of his life. Here's the things I've done. Here's the thing I think I've done which are terrible. Here's the mistakes I bait. Here's what I've learned and. They were a lot of artists like that Nirvana. Just just all these people were you thought. Oh, they're not kidding. Thereby really showing you the raw real stuff and. I learned with Gary that you could take your life as the raw materials for storytelling and blur the line. Some of it's totally made up. Some of it is actually very close to the truth and a writer's room at a TV show. Everyone tells the stories and then that led to me writing. Knocked up and forty eight virgin. Virgin with Steve This is forty, and then I started trying to mind my stuff. which is always a combination of made up and and true things that you're thinking about? And then when I met Pete, I mean that was as close to the bone as you can get, but he was. As brave as anyone. I've ever met in terms of I'm willing to go all the way judge. There's no aspect of this that I'm going to hold back. Most people hold back something like no I can't go that far. That's to darker that that'll make me look weird. Eight cyclists to show. When we come back, judd appetite on how to make Hollywood a more diverse welcoming place for all storytellers. This summer facebook is supporting businesses. All across the country was six weeks of free digital training classes, insightful interviews with business experts and presentations from renou entrepreneurs all to help businesses. Get back to business. Come join us at F.. E. Dot com slash summer of support boost with facebook. Summer of support is giving businesses. The opportunity to take six weeks of digital training classes watch exclusive interviews with business experts and virtually sit in on presentations from renown, entre preneurs and action that this is all available online for free. That's right folks. Folks? FACEBOOK is on a mission doubt businesses all across the country. 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They're asking him where his head was that with all of this and what he can do to better elevate black stories. ever-evolving thin. You know for me for instance with freaks and Geeks. I went to high school. There was one black person in thirteen years of high school on Long Island where I grew up, so if I did a high school show and I said well. Let's make that thirty forty percent. You can do that and I think in in this era. You would do that, but at the time. We just wrote about what our high schools looked like, and and that was not that and maybe that was completely wrong at the time, but you know we came from places that were not diverse then when I worked with Lena Dunham on girls at the time, they weren't shows with female show runners who were the lead and the producer and the director, and that became something that I think. Was, a game changer for women running their shows that had led to shows like fleabag, and all these other programs where women could create a show for themselves and started and directed and produce it then some people are like well. That should be more diverse and you're like okay. I can see that. We need to keep broadening it. We're all figuring out like what is truthful. How would you do and what I feel like the the solution to it is? As like what we did with the big sick, which is I, met Premiere, nine Johnny Emily Gordon, and they wanted to write this story about how they met in a lot of it was about. You know a family of people from Pakistan and their experience in America and how their family worked and I'll tell you no one wanted to make it. You. Know doesn't matter how successful I've been I couldn't sell that script. And Emily and had an amazing story, and they're brilliant and canals, an incredible actor and he's on television. No one so we just developed it for years for free. No one paid them. And then we got film nation to give us five million dollars to make the movie right, so we get five million dollars to make the movie now by normally movies about thirty million dollars so right there you can say there's almost a systemic racism in the budget. Right because there's a belief that no one will want to see a kid from Pakistan, the lead in a comedy in America. So, the movie gets made. She'll nation stands behind us and gives they give us the money. They're great, but the other studios did. We showed at Sundance. It's a big hit. They sell it for a lot of money to Amazon and then lionsgate distributes it. And now you got the corporations behind it because we've proven it's good. And then it makes a ton of money right? It makes a ton of money, and it basically becomes an example that the racism which makes it hard to make. This movie is all bullshit is completely unfair, and it's not even accurate to what the audience wants. The audience wanted that movie. There's no reason why it should have been a five million dollar movies could have been a thirty million dollar movie, and and that's how I learned to deal with us, which is can I give opportunities to diverse people to tell their stories, and maybe I could use my wisdom to help them and. That seems to be the best way forward and the truth. Is You always? Saying it, I can't tell you how many projects I've tried to make. The didn't work where we couldn't get the script right you know I. Did a pilot with Kevin Hart in two thousand and two I was like the first guy to go. I think Kevin Hart. Give me the biggest star in the world. It took a long time after that for him to figure it out, but we were on that on that train from day one like we on undeclared. He's in the forty year old virgin, but I personally was never good enough to crack the scripts. To help, Kevin Make It. You know he did that in his own work that had nothing to do with me, and so we try, and sometimes we fail also I think the brilliant thing that you just said was about even the example of your high school. Right and that. If you were to write something about your high school experience, you would write about this big class with this one kid in it. It and that is the that is the middle of the issue, right? It's not so much about having white people right black stories. It's about having black people right black stories, diversifying the storytelling, and so I think it's it's really quite important end there's a responsibility of those who have the door open to find ways to extend it so that our storytelling can become more diverse to. Really Yeah I. also think it's about systemic racism like wise drug, going to a school or me for that matter where there's like a handful of black kids in the entire school, but I think that's a reflection of you know so many issues that created this defacto segregation that Judson and I and bows you to a certain extent to even though you're a little younger than we are in while I'm the old one of the group. We're all about ten years apart but I think it's it's. It's a reflection of what was happening society when Judd Ni- were growing up, but one thing I wanted to ask you to to build on something you said. Why are these network executives or the studio executives so clueless I think what's so interesting. You said they weren't reflecting what the audience wanted. Right? You know so. They're saying no, and yet the audiences saying yes, so, why is there such a disconnect? Is it because of the people who hold these positions of power to green light the project? I think there's a lot of fears. That are just wrong, and it's not. It's about every aspect of diversity. When we made bridesmaids I didn't think we were doing anything to help. Women I mean I grew up on Gilda radner and Todi fields and Lucille Ball. There was ever any part of me. That thought that men were funnier than women. If anything I think that. My greatest heroes were women so I just wanted to make a movie with Kristen. Wig I didn't think that this was symbolic I think it was about helping women prove they could be you know. The leads of movies or female driven comedies I thought Kristen wigs a genius. Let's make a movie with her. And then people started saying you know if the movie does well, maybe it'll help. The studios realize they should make more movies with female comedic leads. I never thought of it is the test case. And then it turned out it did very well, and it did lead to a bunch of other movies happening for different people. But that was a theory like the studios were not pursuing women to be the leads of comedies in. The way they should have. It would happen here and there, but you know they'd be a Goldie Hawn movie, or you know every once in awhile. Someone would get a shot, but it was still way less. Than men and so for me. I just tried to be more aware of it. I like being in terrain where no one is so one of the reasons why I do certain things just because. This this community isn't getting. A movie is fun to try to make a great one because it's not something that everyone has burnt out, but I realize I just need partners. I need to partner up with with these people and we have a lot of projects that we hope you get done. We're doing a gay romantic comedy with Billy Eichner and there hasn't been a big studio romantic comedy like that it's. been done has been done maybe once or twice ever, but he's got the big budget. He doesn't have the big sick budget. He's got the real budget from Universal Studios, and he wrote hysterical script, and it's and the truth is. It's kind of sad that it's a big deal to get. It. It's very sad, but that's what we're trying to. We're trying to tell great stories and partner up with people that we believe in, and hopefully that's the way we could make a big difference. We're going to take a short break when we come back. Judd tells us how he thinks. The pandemic will change the movie industry perhaps for good. I think we can all agree that. This is a very challenging time for all businesses, but here's some great news. FACEBOOK is offering six weeks of free digital training classes. That's right, free complete with insightful interviews with business experts and exclusive presentations from renowned entrepreneurs. You can learn more at F.. B. Dot com slash summer of support. It's an incredible resource that can really help. Get Your Business back on track. 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Let's go because I I really would never want to put anyone in danger I know when. When this time passes, and things are safe every little run back to the movie theaters just like they're trying to run back to everything now before they should, but there's GonNa. Be a very painful pause for the industry. A lot of movie theater cirque are closing though I. Mean Some people say saying this is just accelerating a trend that we were already witnessing, and and that is kind of the demise of movie theaters, which would really make me sad, but you think that movie watching is GonNa. Come back. I do I. do because people might just miss it. It could come back bigger because people are tired of being in their homes binging, and maybe it will make them appreciate the experience. I think it will always be there. The question is what will we make for the theater? What will we make for home viewing? So everyone wants to see spectacle right? We WanNa see explosions and superheroes in a movie theater. People aren't really going to the theater to see what used to be. The mid price drama it. You don't see the studios spending thirty five billion dollars on drama the way they used to make a Meryl Streep Movie There's less of that happening. It's still happening, but it's kind of lower budgeted and going straight to streaming a fair amount of time, and so I think what's going to change is what goes in the theater and it's hard to know. You know what to make it because there are making some great movies that are meant for streaming and maybe. An independent filmmaker that used to make a movie for two million dollars in a theater might get ten million dollars to make it for Netflix. And so there's all sorts of. Trades Well, we're seeing good Lord. We're seeing a lot of drama. In our in in our regular lives right not in the theater, and clearly the election looming. Lord help us all. We just had this great conversation with Stacy Brims last week. Who is just so impressive? I really admire her. and I know that you share her concern about voter suppression in this country. What initially sparked your activism around this issue in particular? I, I mean generally my I. Give it to them was set off by the fact that. When Donald Trump started birtherism. I was just really disgusted. I wrote some jokes for the President for the correspondents' dinner. That made fun of trump. Nine Oh that. He's taken some flak lately. But, no one is happier. No one is prouder. To put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. And that's because he can finally get back to focusing. On the issues that matter. Why? Did we fake the moon landing. What really happened in Roswell. And where are Biggie and to buck? The reason why. Some of those jokes were harsh was because I was so. Annoyed and scared about his looming presence and I even said to everybody. I think we should go. At Him, this is a real destructive force. In our country and by worst nightmares have come true about what could happen. And I think the only way he stays in office is through voter suppression. That's the only way he does. It is by setting up rules and working with local. State governments to make it harder for people to vote in areas where he might. Not, Be In favor and. That is something that is going to be handled in the courts. Obviously I've always supported the ACLU because they do a lot of work fighting voter suppression. He's already saying. That voting by mail will be filled with fraud. When there is no fraud at all, there's no history of it, but that Stacey pointed out judge Stacey pointed out that there is very little voter fraud, and that is so misleading, and that's what they always fall back on when it comes to making voting more accessible to more people. Role also I don't know people talk about it enough. When Donald Trump or president in two thousand and sixteen, he was saying it was rigged before he won so his playbook, which is to set himself up took always win even when he loses. He says it's unfair before it happens, they should pull out all the clips of him. Saying this in two thousand and sixteen and it's happening while he's colluding with Russia. It's happening while he's doing all sorts of things which are unethical or illegal, so he sets himself up to have a grievance against people worked up. And then he's putting a lot of. And he hopes that he can say the elections unfair, and then maybe Supreme Court support some bizarre ruling that keeps him in office, or maybe there has to be a second election and you know it sounds crazy, but. There are people on that court that are going to support anything that he says, and luckily we saw what happened with Dhaka. Ya this week. He's not winning everything at the Supreme Court but he's certainly gambling. Audit with this election I would assume. I mean you're in such a great position shot? You have so much influence empower in Hollywood and. I'm curious how you plan to use it or what? You're what you're thinking about and looking at in terms of projects right now. In terms of might company where we do a lot of development. I feel good because. We were in this mindset for a while. You know we we. We have been looking to do diverse projects. We've been looking to do things which are more political. All areas it's not just. It's diversity of thought as well. There's so many things that we don't talk about. What did we do? Talk about it and people feel seen and less alone. It really helps them in their lives and inspires them in so many ways so i. hope that that's what comes of this this time and kindness, we or kindness. We need to lift each other up and take care of each other and make our our FOC- APPETITO and his latest movie is the King of Staten Island available on demand. 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it's a mess nets casino so there's a lot of that I'm I I basically just surrender myself to the lethargy booze guy landlubbers thanks for tuning in thanks for sharing and thanks rocket mortgage and lifelock and Castro Gyco and good day Gina Grant he stares and flip flops drunk this big ship man bitch right when you decide no elevator you see a piano player in the elevator and you have to just ride it for an hour you know atom ray with Gina Grad on news bald Bryan on sound effects and damage checks here for good sports now if you seems like he's The from studios in Glendale California and streaming live on Youtube this is the Adam Corolla Shell Adams yesterday I woke up every morning going I am going to take a walk maybe I'll hit the gym and I'll I'll I'll drink some water gary and Matt coming around so we waited and we waited for Mike and then we had a few drinks there and then you can turn left and head to the stairs riled goes awry I did not keep up with any of my promises about getting to the gym or taking a walk around the track in August I'll get a sweat going and then I'll turn to the booth at some point and then it immediately goes awry you write it goes to goes are doing doing any of that eventually you start making compromises like I'm not taking the elevator then drunkenly you know many calories it takes to walk every morning you've woken up going I'm GonNa hit that Jim and you'd never hit the gym implying that I've wanted to hit a gym right I'm saying I adds a car lethargy booze guides and go screw it if I if I shall put on eight pounds and kill brain cells it shall be what I do Adam Corolla get it on got to get it on a choice would get on the mandate she get it on back on terra firma food and we're driving now he picks up at eight ten in the morning on a Monday and again like I think everyone always wants to know drivers in Miami and most of them had no idea what we're saying to them and vice versa and vice versa and we got to the week so you want to do the Chris lex amount of capsule fall with the almost broke when he went down all that stuff you had what fifty seven flights of stairs in twenty six minutes during the show if you went past the four days like it's physics first off you wake up with the best intentions it's like climbed it was crazy that was all part of my impassioned plea to myself as I was first off I'm always I'm demographically based you know what I mean like if I see a couple of thirteen year old checks get how's work your muscles dude yeah that's right so then when we got off the ship Mike and walk onto the island and there's just a big bar sitting there doing the first thing you do you have to stop and wait for oh we gotta wait for it's on a Monday morning again it's not Saturday night it's Monday morning climb off the cruise ship hardcover you have to know that's a pretty that's a so into the back of my car I don't turn around and go you who do you like better Steve Grogan or Sunny Johnson sorry well we're talking football a thumb ring he had a thumb ring and I thought it's a weird statement it doesn't look good it feels a little dangerous we got to the UBER and it's a couple things I'm very interested in in life that the uber driver we had was sixty one year old season four day cruises I'm convinced that if there was a five and a half day crew most of our crew would be debt Dawson Belvoir on him as four days to our I got onto I gotta tell you man Miami's got a lot of flavor to it and it's not always a good thing but we had a couple of Uber or you can turn right and go to the Cabanas earned right saw the cabanas and then a man over the guy had the cooler coffee table spend the kids have a have a laugh okay but that's a two way street so when you're driving the newburn Miami and a couple of fifty five year old White Dude on Oh Jim Plunkett oh come on at Hayden Oh come on I know very well these people don't know what I'm talking about they're probably gonNA enjoy a bunch of seventies football quarterback trivia there has not been built in fourteen years and you're in your sixties but you have this great jewelry on opulence wealth a certain lifestyle and then it's like I'm Gonna I'm walking to Johnny rockets that's GonNa burn some calories are gonNA shake over there and I'll put some booze and walked back in the room the remaining all it does is make me wonder about you and then it also makes me curious as to why you thought took it up a notch so when I got off that ship I was not in great shape mentally spiritually emotionally physically I'm not in any kind of I fell asleep getting a massage gonNA after the capacity but I was I was awake during the Cabana on Sunday night when lights out no best-case scenario you're tired quite yet but the reality is is everyone did did it up one notch around one then lifts up like a Matt Helm undertow lit up bunch of Beers and stuff now now you're there did you fall asleep at the Cabana your your sixty two years old and you're picking our old ass up for fourteen bucks at the airport on Monday we know where you're at yeah was it Coca Cola. It was a giant basically giant waterpark and you had to earn it do you want to do the Devil's tower you undo the slingshot we're in the car for about six seven minutes he just put his hand down on the couch console inbetween pulled out at a CD obering walk literally like the guys getting off that cruise ship early on Monday morning they're not in great shape because nobody at nine o'clock shape for anything I just wanted to get in the back of a car and get to the airport and we got the back of that car and the first thing that guy had very interested in is meringues when they try take your time gotta be above Kennedy counts also what are you conveying to me your any Saturn that this sixty-three Brian has the song ready to go that's the song play yet this is the sixty three year old man didn't know your favorite running back on your favorite team Alvin Kamara and headed as big weird nose with a calm Septum Septum ring mhm with the two fifty five year old dudes in the backseat on Monday morning at eight twenty one Fran Tarkenton now here's underrated right so what we do is we just pop on Katy Perry firework song and played a lot on just crank it on I'm going to get up on that walking do I walk I'm GonNa Walk I'm GonNa take some more I'm gonNA take a walk really taken the gym again they're easy to know where the gym is because pops in a CD and I I was watching now Mike does never knows what's going on that's his curse I said Mike Gift and when I get back del L. Day my pet non I'll make a snap back to right to say and Brian I think you did a bunch of them to the one place I really felt good about myself happy job is the CD that he pops into the CD player by the way it's an old his car's enough so the CD player wasn't a good idea and then also it makes you a little bit worse at your job because this guy was a little guy had a big thumb ring and you don't WanNa make metallic circle around the opposable party or Apo- Chafe your wedding and then he then took the hand with the ring on it after feels like could get to call them on something and you could lose it also I don't think it helps you steer Mac pat to see how many f one drivers where made no proclamations like does anyone wanting to music or a you guys like grand funk railroad there's nothing you just pull this out without any any conversation or anything Mike in are just sitting in the back of the car talking there's no music of any kind he pops it in he I'm going from a cruise ship to the airport by the way party over to go back home to the screaming wife and kids and whatever the but any other people on the ship got to witness it firsthand interact y'all yeah so what if this cd the CD A ball yeah yeah it drives me nuts every time he's interviewed in the locker room or whatever Dr Not that's Mike's favorite team and favorite player he had no idea that this guy was it sounds so tinny it's so bad opts upgrading right this is this is what he pops them Minnesota I see the guy at the thumb I see the guy knows thing and I go nuts mike has no idea what I'm talking about which is part of the match being Mike I think we should all hope to be Mike one day the old see jewelry and I said that's all I see my that's all icy that's why we're going to pay check FRATTON and cracking his wife wow this is I know that was another funny this is what he chose to play in his humor for the WHO are these DJ Jamie Jeff Brothers or something to jam religion stock of horror better not for this it's the sonic version of tinfoil it sounds like it sounds like what what what a TV dinner used to come in point us but he had the whole record he started the top I turned up Mike and I said hey boy it does anyone sound like it was playing when we got it he made the move choice for the debt situation calls for right all right anyway Acton I hate Janice Jackson Mike you like Janet Jackson Oh you don't screens your we're hearing it on the Subaru ride or here's how I've never driven was that Jack Jack Jack Spratt and his wife when could eat fat the other could eat New Orleans so between the two of them looked the platter clean so that's what we have with jewelry beat up or turn it down so anyway Oh God is this something I by the way file this under non song dual like I got I hated this music when it was out it sounds worse now doesn't hold up why is this guy this ring I said Mike what's up with you and he goes I don't notice jewelry I don't see color varies I said he said he said he said I'll be your at your at the Pierre at eight o'clock on Monday driving are asked to the airport what what is your jewelry this has already sent that guy stumbling he's like what dumber come on now Mike you see the guy summering now I said on the way home from lax. I said you're the ASSHOLE I I don't I don't know what this is it's not a song as I know song streaming her again who drives an uber is from the United States that is a lot faster my knowledge a lot of times people from other countries will think Janet Jackson she's a National L. Treasurer this on these guys fucking love partying maybe it just hit at home from her homeland yeah I I don't I don't know that they're thinking about anything per se I just thought would assume that they're thinking about you write my feeling is delays white guy so is in the cruise ship August would have been say something did anyone say anything like you gotTa get rid of this whole thing with the speakers if uber that was exhausted I kind of liked us I kind of didn't like rocket man maybe it's because Dawson God was us was the follow up to get out was clean like this this is it this is our song it's it's the opposite of soul and rhythm it's weird any it's like power server for test it and you always deal when it's somebody else's account why we're listening to Janet longing for some Kenny G. in your life all right so there was there was the Janet Jackson Thumb Ring Part I did slowing car before this is a new low for me this is incredible skill. This'll freelance I did not know this is something I don't know that guy they never Friday on the airplane Yeah Yeah I WanNa know I had a guy behind me with a behemoth of a killer dog but go ahead well we were in smaller this is floor to find harith sound it's not musing calling you guys nationals this is what he right is it just me and I blame myself. I didn't have earphones for the Jack by no no they which is entertaining on a plane I says your expectations all wrong and rocket man was good except I heard you know they always try to build it up and oh L. Johnny looks seats but at least they have the little entertainment system I watched rocket man and us because I knew Brian was Brian favourite and one of his least favorite I had to compare you think real quick you know what maybe this is again eight inches twelve inches down into the abyss dark down there and it's a little hole and I was fumbling with my phone looking he got involved in he got the end because he'd already done his so he's gotTa help their he took him a while to find it too it's a really weird to plug a goes there's something here and it's not there there's no stickers our arrows or anything they don't say anything and then a certain point I looked at my neighbors and his was plugged in the little one is the disposable buds I then did what I always do which is fumble around because it's plugged in sixteen inches at the bottom of American airline we used to have a sort of default of classical or jazz or even Muzak which was as sort of default we don't have we don't know what you're into so we'll just books should be passive aggressive conversations you've had burst because where you're either better duper this slow but you guys crazy hey was on minute four of fumbling around and like using my phone flashlight trying to find the whole is less than an eighth and it's unmarked down Jack and that's our was down the arm anyway I plugged it in I had the volume all the way up but any but not a fantastic as designed to be heard agree with that but when we got off the plane because like all that singing was horrible but it's still wasn't loud enough for me I don't know if you guys experienced that and I experienced his singing is not that great and I thought maybe that your buds are kind of no safe spaces PG thirteen we'll keep you the reason why I net suite oracle brings you net sweet the this is under the screen right In my I where I was sitting was in first class it's on the arm when it's not on if I was Elton John and I heard him singing my songs I don't think it'd be happy interesting if someone saw twenty four hour war the same format as like sound quality wonderful performance and he sang just fine well now we gotta find out I'm not fully clips now I'm not saying that he stunk I'm saying and I did arm down the front of the armed principles sway down its way down in a small hole not illuminated it's not anything so as have the ear buds but it's the it's a hand out to everyone to watch a movie on the plane so everyone's Brian experiencing hanging you're experiencing it that way it did I first thing you do is you go give you the Jacks they give you the ear buds and you go where where shall I plug in and I looked to my left and I see the remote thing that's built into the arm and sucked what would you say in the same form on the plane with the same dead at the sound quality sucked but that's not singing that was insane was he from America National I don't think he was from I don't think anybody in Miami so bad in this and they paint them no they don't they paint him as a tortured rockstar where the terrible family I've heard this story before but Taryn Edgerton is insanely amazing appreciate where your headset that's my voice that's not the the quality I don't remember specifically but I remember thinking it was he's struggling he struck as a talented guy who's singing wasn't quite up to the Elton John I'll put it to you this way they treat me you know you want it you can't have it but you can't have them because none your next tell you this pose and it'll be fine it'll be Kenny G. or something and you thought at the time it was annoying gnat anymore long for law in his voice didn't sound is good yeah well there's a Mason Dixon line there's like he can sing it anything good enough like many performers can say let me let me ask you this written intentionally related to that but I want your opinion on this because as you know I was outraged when me like this up on a website but it really does tell the full story Chris has it so we were in the regular seats and I was exhausted very early on they had the with it I didn't I he sounded to me like a guy who was doing it you ever see like the white chick try to do the black voice and the singing is in to me if you pick a person I think you need to pick a person who can act and can sing literally didn't perform as much he looked out in it I enjoyed all the different sort of tricks and traits and tired of it it's part of why Val kilmer should have won an Oscar for the shore he did more than Romney Malik did the woman in front of me has a bouncing and just animated year and a half year old because you know yes back the kids entire time consensus or again I was listening to Shitty headphones so the biggest complaint that I've seen is the singing but the the everyone loves the actor Founders Nubian Princess to hang out with walking through the house singing after the troubadour that's the one it doesn't quite it doesn't quite land it sounds like they're doing all the traffic but it's not white landing I don't know is there an Internet on it I had out of the song he was singing when they went back to the house about the mid way through and his Bernie uh I kind of looked like him and he acted his ass off it's not a it's not a pre requisite for me that you saying we should appreciate your performance last because the answer that's right you're anyway we'll we'll listen to it we'll figure it out so let me just let me just SARS year starting next year that should paint a thousand words I would generally never put a picture and also some songs sounded a little better than others somewhere little was really good that was one of my favorite part is when I turn the movie off being in the door he performed beautifully the acting you can find a clip I guess I can't remember which songs some the Life Right Elton John McCain rock and roll life and they just put some feathers in a bow on in the morning the woman in front of me look good thanks women friends picture your mom my mom is a thousand times per year than I am and so many of the songs had the lyrics to a different thing or done in such a different fabrics bury it didn't strike Johnson holding most sounded a little off to me I can't remember which one was anyway he's goodbye yellow brick road I I can't remember because the performance where do you stand I it's fucking the that you win an Oscar for playing an iconic singer and you don't saying you should definitely it's did not sing and I tweeted that raises Oh so people doctors perform surgery no if you're portraying perform you said the performance is reclining we there is no more room for error on the airplanes anymore they have packed everything so tightly justice times now where I've traveled with someone right next to me that had a dog that was a support dog but the person immediately passed out and was snoring oh into the man I I watched enjoy rocket man I was on a southwest flight in the very it and and the kids bouncing everywhere the kids all over the place the mom gets up several times and leaves the seat recline twenty August was going away from the gate and that guy was sitting there with his dog and I go August where're you going and he bellows across through at points at that dog oh trying to get away from that for I don't know two and a half hours she keeps look giving me the Stink Guy calling me some names that I think I might have recognized in Spanish I don't think Putin has accomplished Kinda like that guys like I put my knee up so my knees up against the back and she and her stupid dip shit husband couldn't figure out what the thing the three stooges we be snoring that's kind of quaint or something and then there's a weird semi violent like unnerving lane I'd the last guy to get on the plane the last guy was a guy with a large pit bull what's up this is not this is not a toddler dog this is this a medium sized beefy pit ball and there's two 'cause he was sitting behind me but he was violently snoring the entire so so that's the dog that when we passed August we were going toward the gate thirty minutes at a time I tried to reach over and do the button and push the seat up but I can't so this was me for five hours and I was a little unhappy the seat entire flight just violently snoring the entire fine then I guess they did the track I kept thinking was the dog that was making the noise as I have been redeemed sports on yeah I think it has a border home movie it probably was tiny she not only put her seat back mice didn't go back just FYI she not only parties back against the bulkhead or exit. Now I'm sitting here between two regular and my over and over because my knees the reason they can't do the queen's lay for ride hours so my knee is like that he's an stance Owen that guy snoring was that really big guy that you pointed out walking in with long hair and remember that guy was tuck couldn't understand thing talking about no clips of things no no we tiny dancer you if you want to hear it all right let's see if it sounds you'll marry a music man bodyguard young Elton to depression was that the obstacle that was not letting them go all the way back so what did they do they push the button really hard and just start jamming back as far as they can as many times they can attack dog was great this is the scariest picture you've made me Take Adam this dog was just eyeballing me the entire time no matter what angle I was standing in Yeah I looked at him and I heard him he was going all right so my twelve thirty flight was lovely state of all the time taxes on my laptop yeah we're was that guy that guy was he he was echoing through the entire air airplane it was it was unnerving right there's a Dawson does it sound like they purposely all the base out of his voice it's all travel oh speaking of not passable and very weak I did just want to just get a sampling of will smith as the genie in Aladdin Command because usually when I fly with him he watches all of his movies on mute and you just press as fast forward probably fifty times throughout the movie and then at the any looks at me goes that movies different than it did on my headphones pianos been replacing but when you get will Smith for something you want him because he's larger than life and he can even hold a candle to Robin Williams and this was just like he seemed terrified the entire time he was singing there's lifelock irs warning tax payers are reporting unsolicited emails from irs imposters subject lines vary but might include the word takes us back that doesn't recline and the person in front of you reclines and it's just it's just over with but then had a guy get on warms you must have I think it's passable I don't think it's good I don't know this voices rail go reminder like an automatic income tax reminder or something like that they show an irs dot gov website so they looked real they look like the real deal are wide and flat tin says some just don't some are broken thanks for letting US know so the way I'm sitting and you know if I'm sitting somewhere usually the bottom music movie barracks Ma unnerving kind of a cadence Longhair yeah that you put him out as walk in and look at that Guy Charles walked up to the bar knowing that we would see Matt and Gary and Mike Coming walking down at some point ah fix on your own is a problem and you won't have one because you have lifelock but if there is a problem there agents will work to fix it right Dawson prevents maybe they're in love to it's it's it's certainly passable just in it struck me a little yeah so the idea you were in the audie so the thing that was as at the waterpark you guys tell me how you would've reacted so me and anyway cybercriminals can try to take years good thing lifelock identity theft protection adds power of Norton security help protect against threats to your devices you can't easily see stage and that'll stage like captain crooks bar whatever and and at some point the bad the guitar player they looked musician there and and with somebody else and started talking about Adam Corolla and and it wasn't like Captain Jack Sparrow character came up with his wench of a wife or whatever and they got up on stage John didn't strike me as a good singer I don't I don't know maybe a little lighting or power Israel had good solid five hours X.'s atom also I just I just want to say I'm surprised Mike August was able to talk about the singing and really be able to collect right whoever Jen and Chris came waived him down and they came over and had a drink my back was to the I was really really bad bad singer all right let me on the lines number six year I was thinking like live action bill top ten and we would see them coming toward us and they'd have to go right to the water slide or left toward the Lagoon Cabanas but if we sat there we go doc dot com or one eight hundred lifelock for ten percent off all right you have pictures of a pirate teasing me a coke okay yeah remember when I met you at the bar and the data boat tour prep I don't just talking about the eleventh time I'm like Oh they're just gonNA keep saying an Intel I log on Oh yeah and my back was to them and I was about sixty feet away and I never established anything with them so after about the there was some problematic woke the some of the people found him playing the genie is problematic no idea what what that's for times million across every barn pub in this country nay this world that has speak so it's like the first three times I hear like sort of Adam Corolla Fan blue people I don't know I don't know I don't thank you don't have enough time to go through everyone panties earn a bunch anymore it's like this is not right this is problematic I know if the seat in front of you reclines in yours doesn't recline these exact same amount squishy was tough it was a tough flight but I love you know what I can just go taking four hundred Adam Corolla jokes that would be wild Tom Cochran looks great by the well the doing that because they pulled people onstage you want breaking full doctor Bombay you you mentioned Dr Bombay on bewitch and he would eventually would pop up you know he's been in the middle of Polo tournament or something identity theft or cybercrime or one hundred transactions that all the lifelock insecurity can see threats you on your own go to lifelock dot com or call one eight hundred lifelock Promo Code Adam for ten percent off your first year that's Promo Code Adamant and thing the whole time so I'd really no idea who was on stage and what why they were talking about me but eventually thrill all right Dawson what do you got nobody in its version is that why it I didn't it was is it offensive will there was like kind of controversial that he was blue or are there some their cultural appropriation eleventh to Fourteenth Adam Curle and Adam Corolla and I'm like are they trying to get me on stage and they know I'm here Dan can I tease something here Boston after you do this read I'd like to show you what pure joy looks like crews oh I hope it's fun to learn I hope it's hair's a mess and it's like the that they played on light up easily it's definitely do you wouldn't go can't sing in the film but it's none the crews and guess what it's the end of Kurla Chris a lot of fans bouncing around so anyway here's an Elton John Song they just kept making Adam Corolla jokes and somewhere the best part of that you know how in the nfl they always catch the second guy Yeah the the idiot who did it after me got banned from drinking but my back is to them and I got my ball cap on here do they get tipped off or they just keep telling Adam Corolla joked who knows if this is going on for twenty four hours really we Jesus Christ in the NFL the catch a guy who throws the yeah I think mark dyson started that Dawson is just I lotta bullet proof that he's truck and through occur on the cruise and Jank somebody's rascals got someone's rascal he's in the casinos listen you know and then you walked up there and they're the horror on their face was so rich okay so there there are essentially prompted by the guy playing guitar in two people dressed up as pirates the second you stepped on that Ramp Day so I don't see this yeah so jokes room where people can watch it in the room a couple of applause breaks a big standing oh I thought that I thought I would read what were the jokes what completely miss this Max Patta what we're kind of like kind of talking and it was it was over at the end it has some moments in it I I agree and glad people people enjoyed it I it's always nice to be in age so I turned around got up and walked onto stage and they're they're like Adam Corollas here like you I need to get it from PG PG thirteen now you wouldn't need to go there because it's just a bunch of academics sort of talking telling their story going can they do they know him here and kept repeating even waving to them but they they didn't see I don't remember the jokes a lot of them were like Kimmo comparing camel related stuff here exactly what picture of ecstasy yeah just just watch this video this is this is what pure joy actually looks like about a bunch of professors talking and Cornell West and people like that it's not a it's not you wouldn't think you about that as well but no blowing smoke I do want to see it very badly well we'll get it we'll get it to you so the email Max pat asked why they were there and they said we're on the Adam Corolla tour I guess that is a mess leading kept going hey so that was going on now McKee mine I had my back to the has the reasons sorry for why and Brian Might think maybe tomorrow I want to hear your Odyssey about not getting go into water slide oh you the reason it got the PG thirteen verses a PG rating that'd be great yeah because it's just a bunch of folks talking got kicked to another level yeah rumor going around that on bulletproof there's also a rumor going around about your giant Phallus and I can't remember who started it the Iran deal why is it wise to movie of the year I don't get it lives movie offensive because it'd be dressed for wherever he was can't even through ten Mirai right so these people did not know I was there they simply said my name so many times I eventually popped up we're at the podcast you should've got some lady writers for that podcast would have been funny because they brought up a couple and they're like why year we're here for them cruise Adam Corolla and is it a kept it's like Alan Dershowitz being interviewed by a bunch of guys like Dennis Prager van Jones why why does it then need to go from from amateur boxing which they have in the Olympics and they showed during the day was rented are on ABC during the Olympics okay a sport mentioned the title of an old porn and lastly Jordan Peterson says life is a sexually transmissible disease that always ends in death he goes you know the the reason why now you try to think of why again it's not that a pg thirteen harsh it's that you have a bunch of guys ends one that we got back from the board I'm used to this I did a amateur boxing movie and the reason it's ours because there was violence and he talks never breaks out okay a student is punch literally somebody's on campus and gets endorse cramp one guy punches the other guy PG parental guidance humanity you see it on every news outlet when some antique guy like punches some guy to stand or something but I feel like that's all over the news all the time if someone watch no safe spaces my latest doc I'm glad you guys liked it this is gonna come as a great shock to all of you but I got a little teary yeah yeah deal bollywood singing tremendous canes triple threat do we have we have the emails so you can let them know that someone gets punched student college student getting punched all right next is Dennis says is prager you videos are the modern day equivalent of put it in the cooler tomorrow we'll we'll do it tomorrow who also I saw joker today that's more than sometime this we'll do folk life is a sexual transmission transmissible disease that's always fatal CDs in middle school you know what I mean so there's certainly not subject that twelve year old all right all right I have three reasons here why you're rated PG thirteen the first one is a student is punched okay that did happen Debbie does Dallas in a joking way but he mentions the tidal Debbie Porn millennials have never heard of all right Eh to PG PG thirteen to our wherever they do it or

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C.. Marcus Morris with the Clippers in Philadelphia against the seventy sixers who are awesome at home not so much awesome everywhere. That isn't Philadelphia But the clippers. Did you know what happened to the clippers. Is what happened to the Lakers. The clippers kept it a little bit closer. It was a little bit more of a competitive game late into the game but Philly at home home man. Should we start paying attention to those guys. We talk about the clippers and the bucks. The Clippers in the bucks can they beat the clippers in the bucks. Philly has only lost two games at home. I know he got problems. uh-huh I know. They got some stuff but when they get right like they did last night. I've always said that they have all the pieces to win a chip like even more so. Oh than the Milwaukee Bucks. They just couldn't figure out how to play together. It couldn't figure out how to be consisted the trays that they made at the deadline for two shooters obviously helps a lot. The question is to your point. Why can't they have this kind of focus on the road? Are they partying too much. Are they looking at subway. Sandwiches and Cleveland and EH bars in Miami. Not Focusing at home is it. They feed off the energy of the crowd. Are they too young. You know because only when he's at home a youth things as a youth and maybe that's one you matured there. You go that that's what it is because I understand that they're young but there are a lot of young players that come in that are not not immature. They're inexperienced green. They're still trying to figure out the league but the sixers win it's effort and attention to detail that's immaturity that's professionalism or lack thereof and that's what it feels like that Philly does because Philly at home is twenty five th. There's no explanation for this there. Twenty five and two in Philadelphia Elsia. That's pretty good. They're nine and nineteen on the road. That's pretty bad. That's legitimately terrible. It's terrible yeah and so you can't be outstanding twenty five and two and terrible that doesn't mean that something other than hey. It's hard to win away from home. It's more than that. Yeah that and that's the reason why Brett Brown is perpetually considered someone who's on the hot seat despite the fact that at thirty four and twenty one the not out of the ideal of finishing the top four top three top too in terms of carrying homecourt court advantage but the focus of the team. And you know some weird comments that are sometimes being made star players and the way they interact with each other. The toughness is always questions. Like there's so many things to me that point to coaching as to why they're not better but they seem to be excelling at home despite these flaws and they proved again last night that they can be anyone at any point as long as there. Will you got Joel embiid. Who is one of the more compelling compelling and and I'm sure if you're a sixers fan terribly frustrating players in the League because you do not get the same thing from him every night and it's not just because because it's an injury here or there that the effort is kind of all over the place when they introduced him last night at the start of the game? He got booed by his home guys now by the end of the night. They were cheering informs. Because the game he was asked who the hero or the villain. I'm always going to be both you know Pasta. I love that show on the love. Since I've been here so you know we go up up up and now you know we love from it you know so. There's nothing more reduced. Don't play with each other just having fun like I said I'm actually being a good Salko. Same thing we go through our ups and downs to hear him say it. It's the why we understand that when the Lakers go. Oh up and down we. It's pretty easy to understand why it's because nobody on that second unit surly chipping in the they. They have a bad defense with the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers it's kind of all over over to kind of bring it all the way back to the Lakers Chelsea. It's do you have to be able to get through one of those other teams. We spent so much time talking about at the bucks in the clippers. The bucks and the clippers. Is it going to be somebody other than the bucks in the clippers. That might get in their way. I mean when was the last time. Toronto Lost Yeah. But I don't like a fifteen thirteen game win. Streak they are. They're the defending champions. By the way on a fifteen game win streak and a pair of all stars. Why not them? They've already beaten the Lakers. So so I think that we have gotten ahead of ourselves because we're in a snow globe out here and we're just kind of focusing on the team that's also in staples but between the Raptors Raptors Sunny sixers obviously the bugs and even even after the Celtics in there because they have enough. They have enough and they're focused and never really good coach to give anybody run. Are we just dismissing the Miami. Heat the Miami Heat are thirty five and eighteen. They added Andre Dollar. They have a star player in Jimmy. Butler yeah I am not You've never been on board with that have you. I haven't I think that's fools. Gold Fool's gold. I think Jimmy Butler. I don't think you can be a championship ensure team if Jimmy Butler is your best player you can be a championship team. He's your to you. Pray you an excellent team if these three. But he's not quite at at the level of a coup why he's not at the level of Lebron he's not at the level to me in terms of overall ability and talent as has a Joel embiid now he could be in terms of heart better than all of them. He's got hurt for days. And that really makes a for a lot but at the end of the day you're six five and sort of slight and we kind of know what you are and not shutting down under a bigger size so I don't think he can be your best player is it just just the clippers Laker fans. Are you worried about just the clippers in the West. Are you convinced that if you get to the finals that you only have to be ready to play Milwaukee eight seven seven seven ten. ESPN ESPN eight. Seven seven seven ten. Three seven seven six. The clippers are interesting too. Because there's an interesting part about their won loss rate. They lose to good teams to you. Look at the the part that we hammer about the Lakers. Over and over and all the Lakers are they've lost to Milwaukee. Oh the Lakers haven't. They've lost into the clippers twice they lost to Houston. They've lost a denver. They've lost this team in that. The good teams so the clippers. Yeah and because we're more Laker centric here and because the their they they got Lebron. They've got the they're they're the Lakers. You you look at the clippers. They've lost a Utah twice. They've lost a Houston. They've lost Milwaukee twice. They've lost a denver. They've lost a Miami ame. They've lost to Philadelphia. They've had the same handicaps. They have the same hurdles. That the Lakers have that. They're not beating all of these teams. The only difference being they beat the Lakers. Straight up a couple of times I think the other thing too and you know you have to do some digging to find out but especially early on in Podgorze wasn't even even playing yet. They hadn't been fully staffed for some of those losses. I went to that first game against the bugs. There was no Koi and there was no Paul George. You know. So it's like yeah they laws ause but you know what I mean so you. I think that's part of the reason. Why when they lose? You've got to kind of dig a little deeper. Because you know the the mode management thing that they're kind of dealing with over over there but when you look at the Lakers and who they lose to I'm encouraged. I'm encouraged rich because while it's true they lose two teams really good records their focus on making sure they don't lose too many teams bad records and that tells me they're the opposite of the seventy sixers. If you're a good team and you get beaten by a team that happens doesn't matter how you get beat go. No doesn't it happened so losing to the Celtics. The way they did by thirty points is the same thing if you lose by five. Yeah Yeah because I mean you're going to lose you'RE GONNA get blown out. I went back and looked at the two seventy plus teens. And that we've already had to stay words in Chicago Bulls Michael Michael Jordan and the seventy two and ten Chicago Bulls lost to a twenty-one Sixty one Toronto Raptors team stuff happens you know I look at the Golden State Warriors. They lost to who is seventeen and sixty five laker squad. Raise your hand if you remember that stuff so stuff like that happens. Quirks happens to teens. And Yeah you don't want to lose about thirty. He points but if you remember the game they quit because they knew they weren't going to get back in and playing hard and inflated the score. I'm going to call it a good friend of mine Hey go he sounds he certainly sounds brilliant. He's just I don't know if losing by thirty plus because you quit because you were getting slapped that if you're in the game and it's a back and forth game and for instance. The two Clipper Games that the Lakers have lost. You say you know what a bucket here a bucket there. You Win that game. You look at that Clip Celtics game and you say to yourself doesn't feel quite the same thing because it was run away from the jump again in. I think once you realize midway through the third early in the fourth you're GONNA win. Meanwhile oh you got Marcus. Smart out there still hustling seconds. Left in the game. That's what reflection of score. They wanted to put it on and they did in the Lakers. Said you know what forget it. WE'RE NOT GONNA win this Game Amos. Keep it moving all right. Where are the holes bigger on which L. A. team do they need to patch them up? More the Lakers or clippers. Especially when you look at the schedules will go through both of them and get a look at that plus your phone calls. It's all coming up next on the morning show on seven ten. ESPN he did have date night last night didn't he. He feeling good it just really there you go there you go took the baby out with them. Nice little night He don't fall for that. They went to hot and now L.. He gave her a little pink lemonade. And sorta over and setup clippers. Go on the road. Last night they lose they lose to the sixers. The Lakers lost the sectors. I guess a couple of weeks ago now and so you go and you. It feels like it's inevitable L Z. That we're GONNA have a Western Conference finals in depending on the seat. I guess maybe it could potentially be in the western conference. Semifinals The Lakers and the clippers matchup. And if you look at their records against quote unquote Oh good teams and what. We're talking about the good teams talking about Miami Denver. Utah Houston Toronto Milwaukee Philadelphia and Boston. Okay those are the teams that you would think are going to be towards the end of the line in the second round of the playoffs likely Lakers are six and eight against those teams. The clippers aren't much better. The Clippers are eight and nine so they're both lose more often than they win. But not by a huge margin. They've both lost a Philadelphia. They both lost a milwaukee. The only difference being that the Lakers have lost the clippers. Both the Times with both of those games were pretty competitive. They're both pretty especially the one. Where Patrick Beverley deflects the ball off Lebron's finger at the end and that was weird night for Lebron returned night forty five threes and never went to the bezos is weird night for him? What's which team has a bigger hole to fill? I would probably say the Lakers. I would say the Lakers. Because we we know they are extremely top heavy and we know because of load management that the clippers can go out and win games without quiet so they can go on on win games when our Paul George. They shown they've been able to win games and are both of them. Why because they're so deep? And this was before they traded for Marcus Morris having that kind indepth we have depth to the latest inches deep Liam tons of guys that can play. We don't have tons of guys that can give twenty twenty-five clippers have five they have I five guys that average at least nineteen points a game. That's bananas it really. Is You know so. It's like when you talk about their bench. The kind of cheating because they got to twenty point scores coming off in lieu wheel and treads and then they trade for another one and gave a very little in terms of light depth and talent to acquire him. So I would say that the Lakers is now the reason why I'm still bullish Lakers. Is that even. Though we're top heavy our top is heavy like we got two of the greatest players players in the league. Yup and it's not even close. It's too in a top five if you WANNA say the. Brian is second best player fine but he's not much further within to know if you want to say that. Anthony Davis is the fourth best player. Fine but he's not six probably not you get to Kawai. Yeah he's in a top. I five Paul George. SNIFFILY top fifteen. Let's say it's like nine or ten okay. Top Ten then top so we've got two of the top six. They've got two of the top top ten. The difference is though. Is that the clippers. Have guys that are probably in the high teens or twenties right and where Kyle Kuzma the next best player on this team is at Dwight Howard this season and if so where do they slot in this whole idea. Well see that's the real issue is that there is a definitive pecking order for the clippers. They knew exactly exactly what they're doing. Exactly when they sit down quietly put in lieu or trans. They knew exactly what the kind of offense they're running. They know who they're looking for the no who are going to getting the shots. They know where the shots are going. Everyone knows their role when you look at the Lakers. It's my new favorite even analysis. Because he's going all right his Ron. O'Brien hit that shot tonight. It's coups hitting the board tonight. They're nice and wish. Dwight Howard can't be stopped and they're nice. He gets the early foul trouble. He can't be used so we're very inconsistent with that. That's the problem. I eight seven seven seven ten. ESPN let's start. In La Habra with Steve on the sprint people's hotline Steve. You're on the morning show. What's going on? Hey let you guys know we all miss key but you guys are doing a great job you know hosting the show you have great banter going back and forth and listening to listening to the commercials when I was on hold I just WanNa let the listeners to know if you liked the show support the sponsors you know when you're GONNA get some flowers call one eight hundred flowers or if your tax trouble your tax trouble call optima tax relief and let them know you heard heard their commercial on this show. Okay there you go anyway vitamin little. Hey little clipper fan. So I all but Marcus Morris yesterday go at Joel and beat the Lakers. Had nobody like that team. You can't have a braun do that. you okay. I didn't force her like Maurice Lucas Metta world peace I mean is is going to do that with yellow hair. Dwight Howard is going to run into. The tunnel is blocked on a lot going on right there. Thank you Steve. First of all to running the tunnel is a great visual. I don't it's true or not but that's very funny and coups yellow hair. I think what he's getting at is an interesting point that last night. Marcus Morris and Joel embiid get tangled up underneath the basket. Let's get to get their arms kind of intertwined and they did that. MBA thing where they're kinda hooking each other and one guy shoves the other guy that everybody runs into. Nothing really happens right but the Lakers. Don't I have a wildcard. The Lakers don't have one of those guys is GonNa Punch me or not you know I don't I don't think he's going to punch me but he might the only guy that's like that is Rondo and Rondo just hasn't been effective enough to get enough tied all of the the steps to get to that point where he's out there in the cause run. Goes Chris Paul. Rondo walkout walkout card. Yes listen we don't have that guy. And as part of the reason why some some on the top tier teams. It's filling up. The Lakers are soft. Now I'm not of that Ilk. I don't I do not believe that the Lakers are sought. But we don't have a guy that if he looks at you a certain kind of face you need to pay attention to Marcus Morris. You're absolutely right. They didn't swing but even when he was walking going away. You're keeping you keep an eye on is just like when I walk downtown and night and it's like I walk by somebody's going yeah. You Ain't GonNa came out and you just in case you know everyone else is to it. I don't know maybe it's just me. It's like a dog that you don't know okay. Cool cool where is he aware. He's over there. I got him. Okay right I know we need one now. Yeah I ball catchers. Let's try one more in the sprint people's hotline. Let's go to Lorenzo Lorenzo. You're on the morning show. What's up? Dog enjoy the show frank. We don't care about me. WALKIE FAIRLY UTAH Denver or other teams down the hall from us. We got a dog on the team by Rondo. And I won't charter. Apologize when we get into the playoffs and Rondo number shoot up like they always have always will and we got another dog that sitting on a bench. That's not playing yet as Boogie. Not only that. When abroad made that statement he put all that weight on his shoulder? Hold it. This is our chip. Because he know if he don't win this championship he will not be allowed in. The LAKER. Family Lakers diehard a hard. Thank you Lorenzo We apologize on Tuesdays so we'll have to wait for your apology into a Tuesday. For first of all I was just like to say we've always been waiting for playoff Rondo. We were just about playoff Rondo yesterday. So we're not being disrespectful. Playoff Rondo which is concerned by regular-season. Rondo because we need regular-season Rondo closer to playoffs. Rondo in order for Lebron James to get more of a breather during the regular season. That's difference and two. I said as you know the week that Koby past and I'm gonNA keep on saying. We cannot conflate when he a championship with trying trying to win it all for Kobe couldn't agree more. We can't confront those two because just like Daimler didn't give a damn but I let a ceremony. There are teams. That are just as hungry as the Lakers. Just as talented and some you could say even more talented that are trying to get a championship too and that does not mean. Ron DidN'T WANNA put his arm when a championship and try and Dwarf Kobe or do for the team it just means that they got beat by better squat. I hope everybody understands that. I'm not being disrespectful in any way shape or form but one has nothing to do with the other. It has nothing to do with the other day. They want to win because they WANNA win. They want to honor Kobi's legacy for sure but for all the reasons you just laid out. It doesn't a matter. There are other teams in the League. That are coming for them. They're coming for whoever the opponent might be. They're not going to see those uniforms and feel a certain way you know. They've had a tough season because because of a terrible tragedy they're going to be coming after them on every single night and you better play well because you play well and no other reason remember. The Yankees did did not win after nine. Eleven to the world series but the D. bag says. Yeah but we want this chip and took absolutely absolutely all right. Speaking of the world series the dodgers I have jock Peterson and Ross stripling back in the field. That's good news. 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It is discussing back when I tweet something they come out of nowhere like vultures ing in your your aware of Ukraine. Yeah that's one of them back. What you lucky? I'm a Christian. I lived there for While the people are very nice and I I enjoyed my time there. They're incredibly. They have a massive inferiority complex or Dallas. Exactly the I. If you're in a city city that hates another city that means you're losing okay. L. A. San Francisco Eight la La people and ask cool weekend. You know. Let's go for a while. It's cool so I was talking to key in. I was in my car. I had a top down. I'm looking at the the mountains and that's the snowcapped mountains and the sun is shining. I'm wearing flip flops. And I just said psycho psycho dog this. La Yeah and he just knew what I was talking about. We're not inferior good. Good good Houston's like on yeah well doc. Data sucks exactly all right. So the astro peace will get to a little bit later on the dodger pieces interesting. Yesterday there was a statement from Andrew. Friedman saying that John Peterson. Jason and Ross stripling are going to be part of the twenty twenty dodgers and on the surface that that's really good news we talked about Ross stripling and how versatile as he can Mitch out of the bullpen. He can pitch in the starting rotation when you need. Get Him and John Petersen's coming on twitter is it. Are you okay. I did not know that John Peterson Guy. That's GonNa hit thirty home runs and and is a popular dodger player. So so it's nice that he's still here but it's a math problem you you just added. mookie Betts Right Mookie. Betts had five hundred ninety seven at bats for the Red Sox last year. He's he's GonNa play every day in right field that's what he's GonNa he's not he's not short of a day off here or there he's GonNa play every day. Cody bellinger. Is the National League Most Valuable Player he had at five hundred fifty eight episodes. He's GonNa play Centerfield he okay so takes center field and right field. They're locked up there now. You have left field okay in left field. You've got adoptions of Jock Petersen Kiki Hernandez Chris Taylor. Aj pollock okay. I know what you're doing. John Peterson at four hundred. Fifty at bats Keith. Hernandez had had four hundred fourteen. Chris Taylor had three hundred sixty six. Aj pollock had three hundred eight. You add all of those up. That's well over a thousand at-bats for one spot. I understand Chris Taylor plays a little infield. I understand Keith Hernandez plays a little infielder. I get that I understand. Aj pollock it's hurt a lot. Yes he does. That's a thousand at bats for one spot which is double double the amount that you're gonNA get season that's problem somebody's GonNa be unhappy. Someone might be unhappy. Or what's more likely someone's GonNa be relocated and we were having this conversation. You know during the break I personally would not mind them making some phone calls and see if we can't get that other arm that I still Tony. I don't mind saying you know what the grams nice. You guys aren't going anywhere. Let me give you some youth and you can start from scratch. What's the youth though because the log jam jam is in the Outfield Jockey K C R and they're not getting your Jacob degrom you could give them all four? You're not getting Jacob degrom. You're you never know we just got. What are we give them do you have? I do not think that they're getting ready to give away their best player for nothing the way the red that was a fairly unique. So we're not giving them nothing. You just listed tested a guys guys who've hitting thirty home runs we're giving you something. It's just that the money and the fact that you're spinning your wheels. I think they can get got and not even GIG got. I think they can see all right. We're not going anywhere with this one guy but we make this trae. We can get three guys and we you can start to build something. I think the question becomes if you're going to try to do something like that. It's not going to be between Peterson Hernandez Taylor and pollock. You're going to have to put one of the dudes in there. I know you're you're going to have to put cory seager in. They'RE GONNA have to put a Gavin. Lexi you're going to have to put somebody that makes them worthwhile to take these other guys to free up some space Jason left field and again the biggest issue though traffic. I and it's starting pitching and I let me throw one of the oldest baseball adages out in the world and you'll hear it a thousand times and I guarantee you Dave Roberts will say at some point in spring training. These things tend to take care of themselves that it is. Hey you got you got you got too many guys and these. These things tend to take care of themselves. Count on. Start the clock on Dave Roberts. I'm not giving up cory. Seager Gavin locks will see cory. Seager is a proven major league commodity. He's an all star Star caliber player and arguably the most important defensive position in the field. That's not a catcher and I do not want to see him go anywhere even for a high level starting pitcher that's problematic. We're going to get a high level. Starting pitcher then yours. Then you have red sox have anymore if I can go get one of those guys along the way the. XFL made their debut. Second debut this weekend and it was generally speaking very very successful the commissioner of the XFL Oliver Luck joins us next on the morning. Show on seven ten. ESPN all right so the XFL made its. I guess we could call it. Its second debut. This weekend a reboot. Perhaps that's a a better way of putting it joining us right now as you heard the commissioner of the XFL. Oliver Luck Oliver. Good morning how are you. I'm doing great good morning. Good morning so your thoughts. What's on the opening weekend? I was telling a minute ago Oliver that I watched it. I went in with really no expectations at all and I found myself really enjoying watching what I was seeing. There was some stuff that I didn't get but more more or less. I really enjoyed it your perception as the Commissioner of the League so the SPEC I walked in with some expectations and Based on all the work. That's been done but I I came away Pleased with week one so I thought the quality of play by and large you know was good. I thought Just some good football. I thought that guys were playing that fast uptempo pace that we wanted. And that's that's great I think that At the end of the day we you probably could use a little bit more scoring and a couple of our games. The late game Sunday was Dallas versus Saint. Louis close game well fought fought. Well played what turned out to be fifteen nine for saint. Louis we need to kind of pick up the scoring a little bit but all in all you know and of course there's so many moving parts and football right but all in all I I came away please and certainly The TV ratings that are broadcast partners followed a lot more closely than I do. They they they were they were solid. They were strong so Fox ABC ESPN our broadcast partners. I think him away Happy as well Oliver luck the XFL Commissioner joining us here on the sprint. People's hotline is arguably weak to more important than week. One that once you get the curiosity factor that people come in and check it out is weak to the big week for you guys. Yeah I think the first year every week is important you gotta take them one at a time but clearly week two is important is certainly a little bit of a curiosity factor going in to the seasons with with week one. I also also things that quite honestly a week two shows you more clearly. What kind of a team you have you know Week one these guys brand new team that put together we had you know two months to train up and training camp and and all that. But you know I think First Time out some jitters and maybe some confusion in terms of offense defense special teams James. I think we to gives you a much better picture of you know the strength of your team. So that's critical as well. We you know we really strived to have the teams as equally matched as possible. I think that was the case more or less week one so I hope it can go in and have foreclosed games This week as well but we also want to see deep and all those other things that we worked on in terms of our innovations and and again that UPTEMPO fast paced win. The show opens on Broadway. You have opening night than direct. He comes in tweets and things that he didn't like what would you like to tweet at the opening night football wise that will tweak. We'll leave it to the head coaches and their air staff to you know to get ready and I bind large liked what I saw in terms of the quality of the game. There are some things with our broadcast partners that we're going to tweak a little bit You know we we Really want access right. Are we went our listeners. At home to be able to listen in You know a play call or the referees discussion gushing or or all these different things. We've got sideline reporters that literally talk to a player. Right as he comes off the field. That can be a little problematic particularly if you've just been called for holding living or something on a critical play. There's a little bit of work that we gotta do in terms of You know when when we we kind of put that microphone in the players. Here's face mask so to speak right and so yeah. We're learning as we go. Our our broadcast partners are awesome. You know they have a guy like pat maxium field you know with with his sort of Knowledge College of the game and his Cheeky attitude is is great But there's still a little bit of fine tuning to do. They're all locked. XFL Commissioner joining us here on the morning show show is this time around with the XFL more football less spectacle. It certainly felt like it after one week. When when Vince McMahon announced Of course he's he's our owner and founder when he announced the return of the XFL you know he was clear that that we needed to focus one hundred percent on the football part of it right and sign the best apostle both players. We could make a special effort to sign good. quarterbacks you know Matt McLaughlin and look really good with New York Philip Walker former colts Practice Squad quarterback look great with Houston in June Jones. Jones offense Jordan Tianmu former old guy. who was in the Texans training camp? He looked great plan for Saint. Louis we went out and quite honestly spent more money to find the best possible quarterbacks we could just like the NFL just like major college football. You know the quality of your quarterback order back play. I think really determines the quality of the overall league so the focus has been one hundred percent on the football stay away from the gimmicks and all the other sort of stuff is that The typified the the first around back in two thousand and one because the football is what matters. That's what's GonNa keep our ratings relatively solid level people won't tune an end to watch. You know bad football. That just won't happen Oliver. You have an opportunity to do whatever you want basically and creating this league but I am curious as to why required three a years out of high school in order to be eligible to play. Yeah so that's the NFL eligibility requirement. And that's baked into the NFL's collective bargaining agreement right to the deal. They have with the Union. So you have to be three years out of high school We don't have that rule. We're not a party to that rule. In fact we've got a guy Kenny Robinson starting safety chief Saint Louis team. He's only played two years of college football and is still remaining about had remaining college eligibility But he turned pro and he's basically using this season as his combine right instead of going to the combine. And when is that February yourself going into combat later this month instead of going to the combine running a forty yard dash and doing the various drills. You said I need more tape. I need to play against good competition. So he's using this as is a combine. So you know. We're not subject to that three year out of high school rule we. I DOUBT WE'RE GONNA sign a high school kid but we're certainly open as as we go in two years two and three at looking at you know a college freshman played maybe one year of college ball and you know wants to go pro needs to earn some money gotTA support family. I mean there's big you guys know. There's all kinds of challenges that a lot of the kids playing division. One college fall to fight through so That's something that we'll look at the suture sure You know as long as kid is physically emotionally mentally mature and compete with you. Know guys in our league Then then I think we'd be open to that. Initially I thought was that the best possible players that we could get are going to be guys who played three or four years of college ball and play two three four five years of NFL. Paul we've got I around former first round draft choice. I'm always going to be both excuse me. That was my mistake accidentally into but very quickly before we let you go you mentioned the innovation as part of this league how important is having things like the XFL APP be a regular part of the way that people watch these games approach. Well we're trying to really engage with the quite honestly the sports wagering community. Yeah and you know. The whole sort of scheme around betting on sports is changing changing so one simple way to You know to get involved in sort of really engage with us is is the XFL APP Whether it's five hundred thousand dollars at stake cry you gotta go guest scores and and who wins all that sort of stuff. It's really it's a fun thing to do but we want to really sort of just embraced the sports wagering community unity. We obviously realized that people like to gamble and watch football. And we WANNA make it as easy as possible for folks to do that. All the commissioner of the XFL joining us on the sprint. People's this hotline. Appreciate your time this morning. Thanks a bunch thank you appreciate it thank you it does feel like this is a football league. Unlike the first time they did it where it's hey come check out this show right I. It's much more football oriented than the version in two zero one. Yeah I read somewhere that they still had the three year rule the eligibility but according to Oliver that isn't in place which is really exciting to me it. It opens up a whole bunch of doors. We'll talk about that a little bit coming up. Plus I have questions about key. Shawn's luggage pitch. I think something must have happened. We'll tell you about that. That's coming up next on the morning show on seven ten E._S._p._N..

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The GOP: Grand Old Pandemic

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The GOP: Grand Old Pandemic

"This episode of the bubble is brought to you by living guard living guards. Patented Technology is shown by researchers to protect materials. So pretty amazing properties like deactivating viruses and bacteria continuously permanently safely. Now, they've applied this to face masks to destroy covert nineteen. These are the masks. Second. Just go to shop DOT LIVING GUARD DOT COM with code bubble for fifteen percent off to learn more and get their revolutionary masks in different sizes for you and your family. Welcome into bubble. This is Andy Slapping and Jack. On the show today, we are focusing on the Republicans with a really great guests bill kristol. Bill is editor at large bulwark. He was the founder of the weekly Standard Former Chief-of-staff Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan administration and with the Chief of staff to Dan Quayle in the George H W Bush administration remember those days. He is also the founding director of something called defending democracy. Together. Bill and I get really into it. In Republican Party politics, and it's actually quite interesting and quite fun. I start him off with the most challenging question of all. So let's bring bill up. I there. So last week, everybody was treated to the Biden Harris show and all the fabulous things Democrats claim they will do if they win and how they'll take over the pandemic. What about the other scenario Pete a little picture for bill about what happens if trump wins? Yeah I hadn't thought too much about that since I don't want it to happen and don't expect it to happen really but obviously be surprised. I mean presents are usually win when the economy has crashed and when there's a pandemic across the nation, it'd be super got reelected nineteen thirty two when I guess so or even Carter at eighty much less dire straits. So a little hard to actually think through what does it look like with a reelected president in this circumstance? Reelection is vindication you know and all of us critics of trump will be viewed as discredited All of us discredited was certainly, he will have the political momentum odyssey. If trump wins Republicans will continue all the Saturday definitely pick up a few seats. I think we shouldn't underestimate how much of a vindication and ratification of his policies it will be. So I think he will go full ahead in not paying much attention to public health experts and be opening and treating. The viruses just to kind of fact of life and hoping things get better I mean I assume that ultimately, they would get better anyway just because of science and the vaccine and and and so forth. But I think in general the degree to which everything we some of us don't like about the trump presidency whether it's ignoring scientists or escorting the rule of law or certain types of demagogic divisive politics will get that. In spades he will double down if he wins reelection, he feels a sense of momentum vindication and of course, he's not accountable to the voters any longer. In that scenario right and and Republican Party I would just say one of the worst things my point of view as a Republican or sort of former Republicans started still republicans who knows but I mean trump could be doing a lot of what he's doing if he didn't have an incredibly compliance Republican, party intimidated Republican Party. Whatever you want to call it rationalizing and neighbouring Republican Party. Going along with him, not always helping him but certainly, not stopping him think what will be like if he wins I made at the federal level. There's no opposition to speak of anyway, but they're they're they're certainly won't be if he wins reelection release out for a while. So the degree to which he will control the executive branch everything he's doing in terms of putting people jobs without getting Senate confirmation, watering people to do things that are borderline illegal or since on cases really are illegal the politicization of everything the personalization of everything you've Alga. Jared and all that I mean I just think the degree to which we really we will chug down that road probably at accelerating pace for awhile now eventually, reality catches up eventually maybe a reaction. Will imagine scenarios where it's different a year from now but I think I think I mean if you'll pardon everyone who wants to pardon right away. Of course, if he's reelected and Democrats will be totally demoralised divided. I think huge amounts siping what would've gone wrong. So it will be pretty he will be dominant figure the dominant already the dominant figure in American politics, but he will be even more of a dominant figure in the Republican Party I. Guess American Politics for at least a while. You know I think current poll averages would say that there's about a thirty percent scenario that that actually happens I think with your experience presidential races I assume you would say that these things tend to tighten from variety of forces because the media likes them to tighten a horse race. There's October surprises. What do you see in the next couple of months really affecting the race for where we are today I made of course it's hard to say partly because some of these historical precedents. Don't see the whole that much anymore I'm in the trump era is unique trump's election in two thousand sixteen with somewhat unique this summer polarization. Now that all kinds of rules of thumb that held pretty well actually when I got to Washington thirty, thirty, five years ago, Dulcie behold anymore you know the main thing about the races stabilised spin and if you look beneath some of the digital poll fluctuations, Biden was up four to six probably the virus titan deductible better chance is failure on that. Ballooned Biden's leads eight to ten, and probably it's around eight right now. But that's a very narrow band when you look back to the seventies and eighties even nineties and how much racist would change week to week or month to month. So I don't know what what could change things now I think. Unlikely I think. The debates Shirley. That's possible. That being, but you know tens of millions of Americans will watch the to the on stage. Most of the time in most races, the debates, half a change things watch because you know the to competent candidates usually they make their cases. They're the same cases voters heard for the last few weeks months and even years from each party and. Loose pointer to. Trump and Biden there. So unusual as candidates they both older you know I do think there's more of a chance of that becoming a big moment and then external events including eight just random events but also militias events in foreign actors and things trump generates as president candidate that are unusual whether it's making it hard for people to vote I'm very concerned. I was even before the recent post office developments I mean about the ability of trump. This has been under reported I just that he's a demagogue which he is and not just Fox News his ability to spew and encourage others to turn out to send formation and the like but he controls the executive branch and I worked in the white. House of a little is to this to seeing. They've exaggerating almost how much difference can make your government sought. If you've were you think about this but. He can do a lot of things that previous presidents just didn't. Almost didn't occur to them that they will be appropriate to do. Every president tries to generate some good used during the election campaign and encourages his cabinet secretaries to tout accomplishments the administration but the kinds of things trump would seeing this with the post office. We've seen it with the H S in Portland. We saw it in the Ukraine scandal I mean think of all of those think of three or five or ten other instances take them it sort of work speed in September. October and that makes me very worried. So be Biden's could run perfectly competent campaign. The Post could be perfectly correct but a combination of trump's misuse of various executive authorities and making it difficult for some people to vote. And a couple of lucky breaker to you could certainly make it an even rice. Shirt and certainly with the Electoral College. As it shapes up. So it gives them some advantages. You know I think if if we took the lens on this, as we try to do on this show that at the end of the day, it's hard to any important than saving human lives and that there are literally tens of thousands of lives in the balance presuming that this is in some respects if this is a superseding issue that is a job interview for how the president has been managing these lives I'm wondering about the following. His advisers tell him hey, you're getting a failing scorecard from the American public on this one issue. He finally here's it. You'd that say he agrees with it because I don't think he ever would but decides to Change Course d do you think that's even? Possible and how do you think about kind of his management of the pandemic and is ability to take it more seriously. For all the people like me very much. Disapproved of the trump presidency to say the least on a million different grounds it's just a fact that if in March she at even if he had messed up, January February had sort of been careless, not serious and not done what he should have done. Early if you've gotten serious in March and started CEO, you know what? This in Carl of us by surprise but I'm putting whoever you know some very distinguished person in charge bipartisan group, the best scientists, the best public health officials, former government officials, and so forth now, and we're just GONNA BE Super. Serious. About this and do our best. We presumably could have followed policies somewhat like those that were followed and European nations. We would have been nice was more like the European nations that got off to a bad start the Italy's and the spades look when they are now and I think people would have said, no one I. Have My doubts about him? I. Don't like him personally the tweet second do without but at the end of the day, there was a crisis and he stepped up and the economy would have taken a bad head, but it would be coming back. And visibility deaths will be doubt in the kind of Italy Spain type level or even if it's ten times, it would still be what? The tenth of what they are here right. So I mean, yes, I think it was a moment of opportunity for him that he just for whatever reason. Psychological reasons as well as didn't sees these guys gotten so used to. Getting away with his cons, his lies and his demagoguery for so long that he didn't see that you can't really come your way out of a pandemic. And and you're you're right. You put the way you put it is not only the damage that's been done to the country the people, but but the the political malpractice of missing that moment to really look like a leader when through the lens you described that doesn't really take that much political acumen but it does run against the grain of kind of. He is. And now you can to hear me. Talk. Paid for by someone else. We don't get to talk enough about on the show. Sports the suspension of the NBA was really sent shockwaves through not just the world of sports, but through the whole country. It's back now I, know you're watching a lot of the games but things are different. You Know Basketball Hall of fame, photographer Andrew Bernstein. A has his new show where he sits down with a lot of the biggest names in sports to discuss the historic return to the season. What it takes to get back on the court it's called legends of sport restarting the clock. At the new podcast, it's presented by the L. A. 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There's only one G, and Zach and I love these masks shop that living guard dot com code bubble. When you check out I think you're gonNA like these. So, how does he run on this pandemic record against Biden say in the debate does he just continue to kind of say the Kennedy things he's been saying or if in fact he understands that he needs to have some better answer to the public what does that look like? Yeah, it's a good it's a good question. The I mean isn't Ellie on this question of the political opportunity even think of it this way you know the state about an I do I mean look at all these countries in Europe Asia all of almost vlad exception certainly countries that comparable to US Japan and Germany and Netherlands and whatever and. The South Korea's advanced industrial countries center. They have very different governments to have such a left government, some of direct government, some of technocratic government, some of the governments you know have other qualities or backgrounds and prime ministers with different backgrounds. They all ended up basically doing similar things basically in a similar place I'm sure if I if I were an expert, I can tell you that this country messed up here for two weeks and as a result. Curve didn't flattened as quickly and so forth. But trump is such a liar and I think that's his greatest weakness. How does he explain that away? How do you explain to the American public that are performance objectively just looking at those graphs and charts looks warlike Russia and Pakistan and Mexico and Brazil that does like the countries we're used to compare ourselves to in terms of you know biomedical infrastructure and Public Health, capabilities, and so forth. It is really mean astonishing I've talked to people who Muda well a mark some Harvard said this. Conversation I did with a couple of weeks ago that if you had said before this began that we would be in this situation he just couldn't have believed it i. mean that we you know we we've mess things up that we can sometimes you have kind of a wieldy kind of government, certain ways, federalism and separation of powers, and so we're not quite as quick sometimes reacting with the idea that we would be just not just worse twenty percent worse but an order of magnitude or more the order magnitude worse than that's a very hard thing. To explain I, think he just needs to throw a huge amount of dust and say that it was came from China and it was very difficult to know what to do and we had to balance anyway most of the people who are dying or you know have commodities or something like that, and meanwhile let's get back to all the other things he wants to talk about and I suppose. That's why I just don't believe. It'd be very unusual if he could get away with sort of pulling that off but you know he he's he's a pretty good demagogue and I am a little unnerved at forty percent of the public, not forty five, which is important. But thirty, eight, forty percent of the public remains supportive of him and that just the public, not just following the news but I mean I know many people. Republicans conservatives well, educated successful people who remain trump supporters I don't talk too much I used to since we don't really get along anymore but I the amount of rationalization people can. Command indulgent Israeli astonishing. That's what are the great psychological lessons of this last two or three or four years. It's true. Believers are one thing and that's something that. Social scientists, psychologists they'll at for decades right? Everyone was interested in this in the thirties forties. For obvious reasons it's not the true believers that interest me that much of their their important phenomenon politically and sociologically it's the well educated rationalize irs who've don't like him much that he's crude and silly and they would never run their combat. Either way he runs there's they never lived their lives the way he lives there but still they sort of talk themselves into accepting not just accepting him for now and pink against the Patriots but accepting the idea of another four years for him and the agree of tribalism the degree of Outta know what exactly is going on here. That is under I've got gotTA say Yeah and you're right and it's it's some of the structural damage to our institutions that I think of conservatives and I wanNA talk to you a little bit about conservatives it republicanism vs trumpism that is really you know feels very corollary to kind of some of the deep principles of California domestic policy that conservatives have been espousing for a long time. Yup I tried to make a distinction on this on this show before I don't know. If I been, we'll do it successfully between trump and the party. So I'll give you an example if Charlie Baker or Hogan were President Right now or Mitt, Romney or George W. Bush who took the notion of a pandemic, quite seriously engaged Larry. Brilliant. But on the show and Mike Levitt I I have at least put forward that I think the response would look very similar to what a response is probably look under a biden do you agree with that? Yes yeah. I made up ten percents difference in terms of how much public and private sector would do it a little more deference to states perhaps and. Little visual choice as opposed to top down control. Totally. This, well, having served the Mike. levitz hhs a run this that differently from Civilians, HHS. From whatever the next one wasn't presidents would have been serious about dealing with. This of course, a lot of those people have been there through the Democratic and Republican administrations beginning without G. But certainly as a lot of the others, right so it's not as if CDC doesn't turn over its entire tops to have you know what administration to another. So what sues it would have been? Yeah. I very much agree that we would have heading inborn response or tweeted instantly looked pretty much like the responses of. Our pure countries case Britain I. Guess You. But better case Germany or some other country like that. Right and given that you know I guess my optimism makes me feel that at Heart Democrats and Republicans putting trump aside. Do want the same thing do think about this approach very similarly As a Republican if you think about Biden. As a president. And you are your back firmly in the mainstream. Republican Camp Bill How hard will it be for Biden to get the support of the country? To unify which an agenda pandemic is really the only way to do a good job at it because getting sixty percent of the people to do something in the other forty percent not to. Sub Optimizes your approach. Now I think it's a very important question. I was thinking about it as a couple of other conversations. I've had in the last week or two. I. Mean I don't know one more practical way to I mean there's a practical question about it will trump voters actually wear masks and they responsibly the more governing level. You might say question will be what will Iran will arrive Santa's do in. Florida. If I is president well, we'll governor habit in. Texas. Do I mean no governor was to be the governor of a state that is doing much worse than every other state, right so I thought the self interest of governors would check how much damage trump would do, and once it became clear that, hey, you know what? If you want to reopen your economy you need to a lot of testing. Is. It optimal twit state-by-state note but could Florida or Florida and Texas big enough states that they could actually do their own Kennedy version you might say of. The Defense Production Act maybe to some degree or could they could their congressional delegations lobby to get the money they needed to do it? Yes. So that's why I was not quite as alarmed might have been pretty large but for me, that's the sign of how utterly corrupts honesty the. Cross site even the right word but just kind of crazed almost the Republican Party's begun. To see the actual governors against their own interest have pushed their states in this trumpy direction which I think you're very good questions. What did they changed? They wake up on November fourth and say, Whoa, maybe we still have time to recover our political careers by kind of be cooperating a lot with President Biden and they wouldn't get the holding under control or is there base salting and doesn't WanNA cooperate they themselves are looking run a twenty, twenty four and picking fights with the administration. Gets a huge question. I somewhat it depends on how big a defeat there is a trump presuming there is a defeat trump and a lot depends on just a lot of other things that go on Biden Volley. We'll have to hard about how to you know I think you'd want to try to get a situation where they would be willing to work with him and they can easier for them at a sense but anyway I it it wouldn't be crazy for by to have A. Special Task, force on the virus in which Mike Love it, the Republican secretary under Bush Auden's co-chairman. Even you know that makes a little easier maybe for these Republicans to then say, okay, you know what will let's work with but but it's a big challenge provided and I could be very as you say, could be very bad for the country. If this just becomes a kind of MIDI domestic civil war by February, of twenty, twenty one and we don't make the kind of progress we need to make in these states that have had the these very bad outbreaks. Don't go anywhere. We've gotta go earn some money to donate to charity. Episode of the bubble is brought to you by haven. Life Insurance. Agency you know we're big planners here in this lab at home. 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Some of this does depend I think on obviously how he doesn't. November, crushing defeat makes it less likely that people? Hey, that's a great way forward then a close victory or close to feed where you can tell yourself. Hey, trump was imperfect messenger already messed up certain things but. You know trumpism trump Venus in policy and politics still could work and I, think that's a huge question I friends who was talking about domestic that the fever breaks. If you use that, that's a metaphor of move back to something set saying and I have friends and I'm more on this side honestly say awful lot of damage has been done trump partly exposed stuff. That was already there but this always bad stuff. They're both political parties honestly maybe more in the Republican Party than some of us to acknowledge back in two thousand or two, thousand ten somewhat kept under control by the bushes and Romney's of the world McCain's but exploded but trump has been reinforcing that for four years and reinforcing it is president and that I. Think is a big deal. So if you look at American history history, you know the Republican Party snapped back goldwater pretty quickly the Democrats not back from governor. You can have a big defeat, but they were just candidates somewhat compared this to meet the Labor Party in Great Britain which had a leader I don't care much for core been very laughed and anti Israel. Israel but anti Western alliance and so forth. And but he he had a big defeat in their general election and got dumped and now they have a leader looks more like a recognizable Democratic Socialist Party in Britain but corporal was for Prime Minister and that for me is the. Sixty four dollar question if your president for four years and you've sort of people in the party got accustomed to sucking up to you in claiming to be your favorite and running. It's your favorite and winning primaries by being given trump era, the next person and the whole party sort of ideological propaganda apparatus used to. trumpy style denigrating opponents, demagoguery race, and on other such things. How easy is it to shake that? Again, it's not just a party leader. It's the president of the United States telling tens of millions of people on twitter and on. Fox and. Everything else you know sort of expressing himself in that way and people listened to him in some percentage of them. Embracing him so for me, that's I'm slightly pessimistic about the liberation of the Republican Party from trump for that reason. Yeah. You know it's it's interesting. You say that because. In twenty eighteen trumpism without trump wasn't a very attractive proposition for people maybe even more. So than in traditional year elections more interesting to me bill at the grassroots like you've got six Cunanan. Candidates for Congress. In when you play these things out by decades and you think about you know two three decades after Reagan how many political candidates we're sort of age or came of political thought. During that time and the long lasting impact that ended up having does that lead you to believe that you agree with that signal does that leave you that at least there's a segment at a minimum of the Republican Party that will be here to stay it looks like this. Yeah. This is why the re. So, fundamentally important I. Thank you for years of trump to a lot of damage the country to the party to conservatism to fortress People's lives. But it's for years and he's repudiated if he loses and so Jimmy Carter. Has Having a fundamental effect better worse very decent man on the Democratic Party not a lot of people running around in the next five, ten twenty years Jimmy. Carter Deborah graduate and the George W Bush really decent man and more complicated Reagan's vice president. But again, not that many people saying I'm going to carry the bushings complicated was facade and so forth but still not having effective Reagan eight year presidencies. especially if they're generally regarded as having been successful, the country ends up and comes out of all. Let's be did with Obama better off than when we began saying with Reagan. Those have big big effect for your presidency's you can get beyond. You can rise as someone who says you know we can't go that way that didn't really work. So that's where there is an option at least a possibility for anti trump message but at least a non trumpy message going forward and maybe not in twenty twenty, two, I mean do this thought experiment is getting back your previous questions asks questions Would you prefer to be in twenty twenty two assistant drop loses by six points. We think a twenty, twenty two, it would be better to beat the trump endorsed candidate. Congressional or Senate primaries or the trump proposed candidate. My instinct is to say trump endorsed and I think that gives you. Sense of how difficult it's going to be deliberate from trump but maybe twenty, twenty, four, it's different. Maybe other issues come up with Saturday. And you new figures come up warrant anti trump like me but they're not pro trump ditches different than just new. There's some government gets elected and twenty, twenty, two somewhere. And it sort of gives you a chance to get beyond trump. I think that's the best hope. For Liberation but again, it's why the the second term is. So fundamentally important. I think not just because of its effects in twenty twenty, one, twenty, twenty, two on people's well-being. But also for what it would save about the future of America of the Republican Party certainly conservative relief American politics. Yeah, also curious what you think about the role that race and racism plays in all of this, I mean race started from a demographic standpoint I. Doubt you'll see another white male ticket in the Democratic Party in the history of the country I mean though as far as out as I can imagine, you know I don't think given it will be a minority majority country and people have been so underrepresented both women and people of Color that party certainly embracing that the thing that I think I observe and you're much keener commentator on this and I would be you tell me if I have it wrong is going back forever in this country one party or another. was kind of the Racist Party and up through the fifties and sixties This were southern Democrats. You couldn't really win a national election without some unholy alliance there and you know what? What Johnston did in the nineteen sixties in breaking with that made tremendous progress for the country at a horribly large cost to the party, and now many of those folks in the South Again, my one version of the of this would be that is a motivator for them to racism as a motivator to be just be more blunt about it. And that has always been until recently quiet undercurrent. Of the party was kind of primarily white party dot enlarging the tent you know to a huge extent, but it wasn't so blatant and that you couldn't associate yourself with the party not feel like you're attaching yourself to those sort of beliefs that feels like it changed with trump. It feels like as people say that he that the quite out. Loud, right. He said this is this is kind of who we are and we should be proud of it. You may think that's too overt or dramatic of of a reading of events that there may be more subtleties to please correct me but you given somewhere close to that reality that puts the party in a very difficult spot in trying to extend beyond that boat anchor. Yeah I'm. Actually very lots of interesting questions. I'm probably one of those who kidded myself somewhat that you know obviously will have different views about what actually would help for Americans minority Americans African Americans Vance more whether it's still school choice and then. Various Force Opportunity as opposed to the war. As a liberal democratic is and I really did believe that's what we were debating. where I wanted to believe that obviously, I was aware of other elements and strains and the party, but you could tell yourself look okay there are these people I don't personally care for too much down some parts of the country, but that's not the mainstream of the party. Now, you can't sell yourself that. Anymore I think it's I I think I was slow in seeing how much the race race racialism in a sense how much of a role that was playing? Are Ginny Reilly, which is diverse area conversation Oh maybe ten years ago or something. With neighbors actually were from South Asia immigrants and American citizens, quite upper-middle-class physicians and You know we're talking about politics and many ways they should be republican they pretty well off the. Not inclined to hope for too much from government very self sufficient and very much of extended family took care of them selves kind of and all this sort of what fits with the kind of conservative narrative. You might say became clear to me that they were Republican and they didn't vote Republican and I pushed a little bit why not? They didn't want to say it in a way that was kind of offensive or provocative but somehow they looked at the Republican Party and the suspect they were shrewder than I was and they saw that's not a party that really welcomes people like us and they're not explicitly pursuing. Policies harm people like us, and they're not like trump in talking about you know countries and people in derogatory ways but it's still not. It's. It's not a party wants people like us to be more sexual to life in America and I think they saw something that I didn't and now it's all out loud. But yeah, I mean I it's unsustainable as a matter of demographics I think do feel like you can't unsee. Yes you can't unsee it now that's why it's troubling. Things going forward people who say, let's just go back to the Republican. Party wants trump Scott. I don't really feel bad that doesn't mean I necessarily. Couldn't go back and support individual candidates that doesn't mean that the party couldn't look different five years from now. That's what I feel like some from my point of view. This is just me. So repudiation of trump is necessary. Not just a let's get the on trump. It really is important to say that was wrong and this guy comes back down. To twenty twenty, I mean if trump loses Bhai four points of the vote, pretty close electoral college fessel even goes along and seize the election but Republicans told the Senate baby lose Wednesday two seats. It's not a blow out. You know I think that lesson they can rationalize that is trump's focuses he didn't handle the virus very well, he's too stubborn A. War. People any had to I. Don't know that that leads to the kind of rethinking. That is an idea necessary. Now, it's a blowout out if Texas goes democratic and suddenly people have Florida and people suddenly looking at the three biggest dates and action the next bunch to all the democratic states. Then I think just as a proud of practical politics, you get a fair amount of rethinking. So I do think not just the outcome and twenty in November, but the magnitude of the outcome really matters more than more than is usually the case. Well there will be a conservative force in this country and the question is, would people rather have it be something besides on? So I'm hoping that somebody will be able to articulate a magnetic vision that people who are conservative can run to that isn't racist race base and it isn't kind of conspiracy based. We got one reason that I've been sort of so insistent. Trying, to fight within the Republican Party challenger to trump victory failed to do a serious challenger but then to have Republican voters against trump is that I, think it's very important. The other we have responsible conservative party in this country it's not going away and so we the covers more or less responsible non-racial lists, etc party where we can have a trumpy catherine populist. Demagogic Party, and that's not good for the country. So I I think what shouldn't give up on the conservative side, but I'm short-term pretty I think we do need a blow out cleansing honestly to get back to where we could have a healthy conservative party coming to grips of what happened final question just just on a personal question. How difficult the last years have been few years have been for you personally and I don't and I don't mean how difficult it's been watched the country through this or even so much just to watch the party disappoint you in ways that I think you've described really well but you know there's a lot of you know when you're born into a culture. And and yet your friends are in that culture you're family's often in that culture you've been a lifelong conservative and A. Proud one and I imagine that you've been under Internet attack and Blah Blah Blah Blah and that has not been pleasant. I've just wonder how you're doing and how difficult that's been. I'm yeah. Well. Maybe a thicker skin and I think it's harder for some of my colleagues you're forty and sort of CG's they may never have the kind of opportunities to serve in government run for office that they thought they might have had worked hard to lay the groundwork for them not really in that position. So that's easier in that way and I did. I grew up with a kind of Cold War Liberal Democrat I. Kid was volunteer fishing for Humphrey in sixty eight I work from one end and seventy six New York's. Campaign Father Bill Liberal before it became a conservative. Had some memory of. It for me perhaps a little more than some other people the notion that you might have to rethink things at some point in your life, and some of your old allegiances wouldn't be your new allegiances maybe that came a little more easily than for so other people. But no, they're people I was very friendly with and. Work with when I first came to. Washington, the Reagan Bush administrations have been allied with them. For Twenty Twenty Five Thirty Years Yeah. I don't really talk to anymore if it's just too difficult to sort of unpleasant to even we're friends partly just we worked together politics. Of course, we could talk about sports or music or something, but at the end of the day politics, kind of was the common bond and I base of new friends. So that's the good side of it and. but it is the I think it's harder for people sort of big career early, very early career. You can do you want to sense lake career you can sort of do what you want i. i. feel the people over thirty, five, forty, forty, five had roughest on. Well I. SO appreciate this is there anything you'd say people should be looking out for this week any surprises or is it going to go sorta down the attack? Joe. Biden frontage she said Yeah I. Think. It's total attack on it and I think the trump Thursday night speech it just GonNa be kind of interesting because he doesn't give any set speeches that are really presumably really. Will be a set speech just to rally. Maybe we'll be worth just like one of his rallies and they'll have a certain food blow around it and so forth. So that will be somewhat interesting just to see what they think his message ultimately as but the venture is a whole I'm sure we'll just be a trashy of binding Harris. We'll look forward to that and so great. It's so great to talk to you. I've enjoyed it very much the good work and Zach Nice to meet you and good luck. 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October 13, 2020 - Full Show

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October 13, 2020 - Full Show

"Good evening and welcome to Chicago tonight I'm Paris shots and I'm Brandon Friedman on the show tonight. This nominee comes before us with serious conflicts of interest the fight over the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney, Barrett to Supreme Court and the future of Obamacare. Now is the time to get even more serious. We speak with the heads of the Illinois and Chicago. Public health departments for COVID nineteen of days. Polls. A look into the political polling process with the latest numbers may mean for the twenty twenty election. And then what about the names further down on the valid November nonprofits guy to voting for judges is out and we'll have more on that. How. Black women have become a formidable force in elections. Leaving us in the dark and that's the opposite of what they should be doing. Good government groups, skull legislators for putting ethics on the back burner. And the surprising ways that Ernest Hemingway appears in comics around the world But first some of today's top stories the Supreme Court has granted the trump administration's request to halt the census count as an appeal plays out over a lower court's ruling that the count continue the administration asked the court for immediate relief after a lower court ordered account to continue until its original end date of October thirty first Commerce Department argued that the later deadline would prevent it from delivering the Nation's population count in time for its December Thirty First Deadline Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented saying the shorten time could produce an inaccurate count. Illinois passes another grim milestone in this pandemic, more than nine thousand Illinois wins have now died from the corona virus. This comes as the state reports twenty, eight, hundred additional cases and twenty nine debts. The totals now stand at more than three hundred and twenty, four, thousand cases and nine thousand twenty, six deaths. The State's rolling positivity rate is four point, five percent. Additionally, the city has added updated or has updated its travel order to include Indiana North Carolina Rhode Island and New Mexico, there are now twenty five states and Puerto Rico on that list which requires travelers from those places to quarantine for two weeks upon their arrival to Chicago. And coming up in just a few moments, we'll hear from the doctors at top at the top of both the city and state health departments. As Chicago Public School parents anxiously await word on if and when schools will resume in person learning schools chief Janice Jackson says they'll have an answer soon but she in the mayor stop just short of saying just how soon they'll make an announcement and what it will sound like. As a matter of equity as well. what we know about this is that some students do very well in an environment like this because they have a lot of resources in support in order to make it work. But there are a lot of students in Chicago Public Schools Majority of our students that need an extraordinary amount of support in a regular setting and so making that work in this remote setting has been challenging. Jackson and the mayor announced the not Chicago Tomorrow Plan designed to increase diversity among the CPS teaching and triple the number of district grads at hires annually as teachers. Currently, seventy percent of CPS students are people of Color while fifty percents of the teaching staff is white, there's more on this story on our website. And there's another pritzker in the fight over the proposed graduate attacks amendment except this Pritzker is against the so-called fair tax the governor's cousin retired army Colonel Jennifer Pritzker seen here on our set last year has donated half a million dollars to the coalition to stop the proposed tax hike amendment in what is shaping up to be an expensive amendment campaign cranes reports the coalition against the amendment has raised just under fifty million dollars since since July while one in favor of it has raised about fifty, five million in the same timeframe most of it from governor pritzker himself. And now to Phil Ponce with a preview, the affordable care act case that set to be heard before the Supreme Court next month Phil. Brand is the fight over the nomination of Judge Amy. Coney Baruch to replace. Ruth Bader. GINSBURG on the Supreme Court is ongoing among fears expressed by Democrats. The worry that the conservative Barrett would vote to strike down the affordable care act. But today Barrett pushed back on the notion that she would be an automatic vote against the ACA. I have had no conversation with the president or any of his staff on how I might rule. In that case, it would be a gross violation of judicial independence for me to make any such commitment or for me to be asked about that case in how I would roll. I also think it would be a complete violation of the independence of the judiciary for anyone to put a justice on the court as a means of obtaining a particular result. Joining us now to talk about the Barrett hearing and the case before the Supreme Court. That could strike down the affordable care. Act Are Richard Epstein Professor Emeritus of law senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Wall School and Andrew Koppelman professor of law and Political Science at Northwestern University Gentlemen Thank you for joining us Andrew Koppelman could you just give us a statement of what the exact issue is in the case that will be before the Supreme Court? But go back to the earlier Obamacare Challenge National Federation of Independent Business Scibelli. As you'll recall that dot, the claim was that the requirement of shared responsibility payment for going without insurance was the people who challenged the statute said was unconstitutional Congress could not punish you for just going without insurance majority of the court agreed with that. But then Chief Justice Roberts, the swing vote ended up upholding the statute because the payment for going without insurance could be described as a tax and he said it does count as tax because it raises some revenue for the government that makes attacks. Then under trump, a subsequent congress changed the amount of the payment to zero. And so they're still nominally requirements to continue to have insurance, but the penalty for going without insurance is zero and. Why is that unconstitutional, arguably. It's not UNCON- wealth the claim is that because Congress is requiring you to go without insurance but they now now. Imposing a penalty that does not raise any money for the government and since the chest for what is a tax is doesn't raise money for the government. Therefore, it's a penalty which Congress has no power to impose Richard Epstein. How do you come down on that question that will be before the supreme? Court because one time you joined the efforts in the challenges to the ACA, how do you see this issue? I think that's exactly. My thought that there was a lot of difficulties with the original statute of but the most of the difficult centered around the fact that he actually had an individual mandate that raise revenues, it was a different congress at decided to remove it at that particular point I think the simplest argument to get rid of this entire case is that the congress argument that Justice Roberts refused to accept in the earlier case because he believed that the Congress clause did not allow you to impose particular affirmative obligations on people is no longer that I. saw this point is just the usual thing under a case gold wickedness over where does any kind of company has commercial activity that goes up and down throughout the United States is covered by the commerce clause and it turns out that could was about feeding her own to neuro cows a tricky case for a variety. Of Reason, this one is a no brainer under the standard law. So I'm quite confident that it would be a l I think one of the things you have to think about this very can't believe is that the revised. Congress argument and the whole problem associated with the severance means that it's very different case from the earlier ones and people like me can understand the difference I think people were justices on the United States Supreme Court do the same thing. If I. So if I'm understanding you you're saying now is that this particular issue? You believe will will not be successful. This challenge will not be successful in the Supreme Court. Andrew Koppelman, what are your predictions as to how this might be? How this might be received by the justices. I agree with Richard. They're likely to uphold the statute challenge precisely is that a mandate to buy insurance if it doesn't raise money for the government is unconstitutional and if you came to that conclusion, it wouldn't amount to much. It would mean the congress is absolutely forbidden to collect a thirty zero dollars. So you can keep that zero dollars in your pocket because Congress can't collect it. It's hard to imagine any conclusion more trivial than that but lemme, Lemme, Lemme interrupt because. You've written a column. Were you. You Express concerns about Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Pass writings. That have you considered. Well. Let me say what the claim is first but the challenges are claiming. Because this bid is unconstitutional than the whole rest of the statute has to go, which is silly What troubles me about Barrett is the Barrett has indicated sympathy for the earlier to challenges to Obamacare. There's the one that we talked about, and then there was another one king versus Burwell, which tried to seize on a minor drafting error in the statute and use it to blow up the effectiveness statute in a way that made no sense as a matter of statutory interpretation. There has been a persistent tendency on the part of such judges. Some judges to look at challenges to Obamacare that previously would have been dismissed as ridiculous and say. I'd somehow now they make sense so that the fact that she's been sympathetic these earlier I would said. Frivolous. Makes me worry about her judgment? Richard Ethene Richard Epstein. If the challenge. To the affordable Care Act were to be successful. Roughly twenty million people would lose coverage is that something that How would that sit in the minds of the justices I? Think it would be particularly with Chief Justice Roberts and source of enormous. Concern and that's one of the reasons why they disliked. If you actually look at the entire statute is a mountain of many things. My favorite provisions there is something having to do with the biological. Treatment the biological drugs completely unrelated if you strike down the whole statute that particular provision has to go as well, and it makes no sense odd the real issue in this case, it's going to be one of several ability you've seen several conservative judges already announced that traditional principles of several ability to apply. It's perfectly clear that whatever the view was in two thousand twelve about whether or not the mandate was essential to the operation of the statute it's been going. On now, since two thousand seventeen without the mandate, you can't make that claim anymore. So my view is what they will do is they were removed from the statute vision, which has no particular significance allowed to go on Chan Burwell disagree with process a compliment was very tricky case and it was not just drafting era. It was a situation in which you said you can only get various kinds of deductions into ran a state exchange, and after I interrupted Richard Epstein. Don't have time to get into that case, but I would like to ask you that much is being made in in in. Among different commentators about the judges religious background is there anything to you Richard Epstein that indicates that she somehow beyond the pale in terms of jurisprudence. Well. I think you want to say all Catholics and all of fishes outs unfit for public office he could make. Miss Barrett I know a large number of people over extremely well, and one of the things about her she's extremely was the women which separates personal moral beliefs which everybody's entitled to have. But what she thinks to be the the legal situation, you should recall that many cabinets example been spoiled pro choice including the late Justice William. Brennan who was a very Devout supporter Roe v Wade. So I think in effect that that kind of argument without some newly specific situation is a dangerous way to do this because it would exclude large numbers of the American. People from having a chance to sit on the United States supreme for Andrew Koppelman we're out of time, but just a brief reaction to that question on your part. I don't think that anybody hot least nobody in offices made an issue of judge Barrett's religiosity. I'm much more liberal than Professor Epstein regarded as good news I. Think it's good that she has got a moral center other than the Washington Republican Party that she's a Washington outsider I think that that means that we can persuade or things that it would be harder to persuade. Washington. Republican insider up, and that's why I have to leave a gentleman so much Andrew Koppelman Richard Epstein. And I'll brandis we. Go back to you. Phil Thank you today as we've mentioned Illinois passed a grim milestone more than nine thousand people have died due to the corona virus in the cases are on the rise as we head into the colder months. Many have questions whether another stay at home order could be in the future joining us to talk about this future are both the city and the state's top health officials, Dr Alison RB, Commissioner of the Chicago. Department of Public Health and Doctrine Ghazi is director of. The Illinois Department of Public Health. Doctors Welcome back to Chicago tonight, we're looking at both of you at the same time. So thanks for fitting US in Dr Anthony Let's start with you please. So thirteen days ago mayor lightfoot allowed bars that do not serve food to reopen and increase the capacity for indoor businesses from twenty five to forty percent Meanwhile, in the past week, the average number of confirmed cases of the corona virus each day has risen ten percent. So. This is in part due to the number of tests. But that it's still not a positive direction that we're heading in. Should those restrictions be imposed when cases are on the rise? So, Rodley speaking Chicago's still has stricter requirements in place in the city than are required across Illinois broadly and we have used at every point. What are outbreak looks liked to make those decisions? So we were able to reopen those bars at twenty five percent capacity and increase the indoor capacity in restaurants to forty percent because we had had twenty eight days of declining case numbers and that percent positively below five percent. Certainly, you know forty three states around the country has seen increases in the last week Illinois is certainly among. Them were seeing increases here that are in in part driven by testing, but not entirely. So it's too soon to make a call on that, but it is the time for people to double down and do the things that we know works so that we're able to be as open as we can safely be open Dr Zika the state's positivity rate also creeping upward as we know four point, three percent today versus three point four percent a week ago. What are you keeping an eye on as these numbers slowly creep upward? Yes. Thank you. There's so many metrics that we spend hours combing over every single day. So of course, the tests positive. We have to look at it by region to see how the the newly designated eleven regions, how each are faring. We're looking at hospitalizations, how many new people were admitted overnight overnight with Cova like. Looking at the deaths we're looking at emergency room visits seeing the -mergency room visits that are for covert like Elvis, looking at the actual numbers of people in the hospital, and then again, looking at how many beds are still available in the various regions of the state what's the percent of medical surgical beds? How many ICU beds? So we're looking at a hall of these pieces of data every single day for every region of the state. So the number of people testing positive for covert nineteen prison from eight point, one percent to eight point nine percent now that's. Using a different kind of measurement that's kind of the people positivity rate. However. The city has been emphasizing test positively, which has hovered around four percent, which we can see in this graphic rather than the person positivity which looks higher Dr Zeke. Can you first explain the difference between what is the test positively in the people? Positively? So I think the people positively or the case positively is actually counting the person's the new people that have been diagnosed with Covid, nineteen and then. When. You look at test positively, which again is the metric of various used a widely across. Most states by the CDC and and the World Health Organization that uses test positively, which is the total number of tests. That were positive that came in for whatever the time period that we're measuring. Over the total number of tests that were done, and so we can have been using that metric consistently. Well, you can look at both but we have been using that test positively metric as a metric to follow since the beginning of this pandemic and is useful to look at other states who are off you're mostly using this equivalent metric. So it's a matter of being able to compare Illinois to to other states then Dr Arwa. Focus on test positively. So. We think test positively again, there's multiple ways to look at the same data. It's not there's one right or one wrong We agree that test positively is the best way to really get a sense of how we're comparing across different states to an extent even within the city certainly aid the main goal here. Is To make sure that we are driving resources where they are most needed. So to give you a sense in Chicago, Chicago overall is that about a four point four percent test positively. But there are parts of Chicago that have double or almost triple that rate of positivity, and so those are the ZIP codes where we're pushing additional testing resources were really making sure to get messaging out task positively is not just. A static number. It's a number that we use to actually drive resources because when in the same would go sort of at the state level, the state works to resources or to put extra restrictions in place where positive gets high and we do the same thing at the city level. So earlier today we heard Mayor Lori lightfoot she spoke about chicagoans receiving the in nineteen vaccine when it's ready, here's what she said. Has Been Planning a regime for vacination. Now, for several months obviously, we don't know at this point what the vaccine will be whether it will be one shot multiple shots I don't think we are in a position right now to a pine about that because there's lots of different trials that are varies various states. Doctor. Already, what can you tell us about what CD PH is planning with regards to the Vaccine Oh, there is so much planning happening for vaccination at the city level at the state level at the federal level. There are still a lot of unknowns as you heard the mayor say, but we are planning We're using our blue campaign this year, our flu shots to actually practice new technology that will be using as part of Kobe's vaccine. We're using it to practice different. You know making sure we have the social distancing or experimenting with some of the drive thru types that we may end up seeing. We're thinking again about how to prioritize in used different spaces and. We're doing a lot of things like making sure we have the appropriate cold storage that we can have not only at the health department but the ability to move back seeing around the city in ways that can keep it at the temperatures that may be needed where planning for all eventualities not for sure knowing exactly when or exactly the details of what will be needed but we're we're ready no matter what it comes in winning calms and Dr Zika we've got about thirty seconds left but you know as we've discussed cases on the rise, the holidays are approaching winter is all waves coming in Chicago? Should residents be prepared for the potential for another stay at home order? So, what we need to be prepared for his how we're going to. Well we need to be prepared for is how we're going to do things differently to keep these positively rates. Down and so understanding that people who are not in your household even if they share the same last name, if you are not part of your bubble and so people have to get used to the idea of actually wearing mass even in their own home when they're mixed company and so how are going to celebrate the holidays how we're going to deal with being indoors or we have a lot of power with that? So we have to make sure that we're taking all the necessary precautions because nobody I'm speaking for the governor. Nobody wants another stay at homer healthy at home or whatever we was douglas down then yeah. Doubling down on what we've been doing outside the home probably bringing that into the home as well. My thanks to Dr are woody and Ezekiel for taking the time to join. US tonight. We appreciate it best of luck. And now to Paris, with tips for voting in this year's judicial elections. Paris. It might seem like names at the end of the ballot, but voting for the retention of judges and Cook County has serious consequences for everything from child custody disputes to how long someone might spend in prison. So how should voters make educated decisions about the dozens of judges listed on that twenty twenty ballot here to help us out is Joan Newman an editor at Injustice Watch and nonprofit nonpartisan. Newsroom that covers the justice system and they've recently just put out there twenty twenty Cook County Judicial Election Guide which breaks down judges, records and qualifications joining Newman. Thank you so much for being here. First of all, when we go to the voting booth, we see all these judges we we are overwhelmingly voting whether or not to give them retention. So explain why it's retention and how that works. Yeah, thanks for having me. So Judges Circuit Court judges in Cook. County are elected to six year terms at the end of six years. They run for retention as you said, so they're not running against each other they're running again themselves and they need sixty percent of voters to vote. Yes. In order to to to retain their their seat for another six years and it's very rare for voters to vote not to retain judges it's only happened a few times. So what happens in that case? Yeah, it's only been one in the past thirty years. I was two years ago judge, Mac Glenn and what happens if the Annoy Supreme Court is empowered to appoint someone to fill that they can see until the next election so which which will be in another two years. All right. So you recently just put out a very handy guide. For the retention of judges and everybody needs these guys when they go into the voting booth, they most likely don't know anything about some of these choices. So what do voters need to look for when they're choosing on the retention of a judge? Our Guide looks at the judges. History you know what did they do before they became a judge where they you know maybe a prosecutor, a public defender did they work in the private sector We look at at disciplinary records, judges who? have been taken off the bench and put on administrative duty. We we look into just financial and personal connections or do they have longstanding ties with the Democratic Party or other politicians in Cook County and and we also look at how many times a judge has been reversed by higher courts, which could be a sign that maybe they don't have a clear understanding of the law. So we take all that research and and and put together and try to make it acceptable. So voters have heavy information they need to make their own decisions certainly, very important information for voters to have speaking of. Judges who get their decisions overturned by higher courts you have at Injustice Watch followed a particular circuit court judge Kenneth Wada's. Tell us about him. Wanted with a longtime Cook County prosecutor before he became a judge we found that in the past six years since the judges were last retained. He has been reversed by the appellate court more often than any other criminal court judge who's running for attention this year and some of those reverses worked for. you know over sentencing basically defendants in in criminal, court There was one case actually reversed by a federal appeals court after sensing a juvenile to one hundred years in prison and and ultimately I told he had to to resentenced him and take into consideration. The unmanned age when he allegedly committed the crime so certainly things that voters should think about when they look at judge, Wada's on their ballot, and then there's also the case of Judge Tomb in. That's gotten a lot of news because the Cook County. Democratic Party headed by Toni preckwinkle decided to drop their support of this judge does that way at all on voters? So it you know it might that sort of up to up to you to decide there's certainly you know sort of two sides to the story, the Cook County Democratic Party. A review of all the churches running for attention for like two judges, not to endorse drudge to men whose presiding judge of the Juvenile Justice Division judge. Who actually has since resigned from his post after facing allegations of sexual harassment they're concerned about judge two men were that he was you know not implementing the reforms that folks believe are necessary in juvenile, justice. Division judge two million and his supporters say that it's actually a political retribution for some of the decisions he's made in a couple of high profile cases that have made. You put him on on the opposite side of of some Democratic Party bigwig and obviously one of those is the decision to appoint a special prosecutor in looking at how state's attorney Kim Fox's handled the Jesse small let. Situation very last question for you people look at all these names either skip it or they don't know what they're voting on. Your pitch on why it's so important to vote in these retention elections. Absolutely. At the top of the segment I think drugs is really you know impact people's lives in all kinds of ways from deciding. You know when to take a child out of his or her parents custody whether or not someone will go to prison and for how long you know whether you're traffic tickets are gonNA stick or not. Right. So we come into contact with judges in all kinds of ways and and they really do have a an incredible amount of power over people's lives and and so I think It's worth making an informed choice about which which judges should stay on the bench and and in which shouldn't all right Tony Newman. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks so much for having me. And make sure to visit our website for a link to the judicial election guide, and now Brandis we go back to. Paris thank you still to come on Chicago tonight the method behind madness how election polls are conducted. Black, women are one of the most active voting blocks in the country we talk about how they became such a formidable force elections. It's shameful. And we need to tackle this. With scandals brewing where do Illinois legislature stand on ethics reforms. And Ernest Hemingway Action Hero. Book Explores. The author's unexpected life in comics. But I some more today's top stories. Forty new recruits have joined the Chicago Police Department the first new class and recruit training was suspended in March because of the pandemic round greeting them Superintendent David. Brown also pointed out there the first new class since Minneapolis officers were charged in the death of George Floyd. Because what I say about this job criminals have to be right one time we have to be right all the time. That's true. About this job. There's there's barely room. For human error. On this job today. The department says this new class builds on progress in diversifying the ranks with fifty three percent of recruits identifying as Hispanic and twenty seven percent is black thirty percent are women in the next six months will receive physical training, but also instruction on procedural justice, Mental Health Awareness and use of force protocols. Early, voting expands tomorrow with sites opening in each of the city's fifty wards the city's loop super site has been open for a couple of weeks with more than twelve thousand people already casting their ballots. This was a record year for vote by mail applications. Nearly half a million voters have requested them from the Chicago Board of Elections Statewide more than two million people have requested vote by mail applications. That's more than eight times the number of applications at this point in the twenty sixteen election cycle. And now back to Paris and how election polling is conducted Paris. Brennan's the election is just three weeks away in the latest polling data showed Joe Biden up on average by ten points nationally, and by four point, nine points in the top six battleground states that's according to realclearpolitics. However, most polling had confidently predicted a Clinton victory in two thousand sixteen. So what went wrong and have polling issues Ben fixed joining us to talk about the methodology behind polling, and if current numbers could predict the election are Trevor Thompson Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and media research at. Newark at the University of Chicago, nonpartisan research. Institute. He's also the director of the Associated Press Center for public, Affairs Research, and Tom Swiss founder of Ogden fry in annoy polling firm that organizations pulling his included topics like the twenty eight eighteen gop primary allies response to the Corona Virus and the twenty twenty election in State Representative District Twenty Gentlemen. Thank you so much for being here I a Tom. Swiss so many polls out there. They come out every day just give us the explainer. How are they conducted? The way they should be conducted and the way they are conducted are sometimes two different methodologies is they should be trying to predict who is going to actually turn out on election day. So that's really everything that should be in the allergy but what happens is you end up with a lot of polls that are registered voters had not likely voters and get closer to the election even though the voters are the polls that. You put it real clear politics state that they're likely voters. They are also asking the respondents whether or not they're likely to vote and we know that not correct because whenever we've done research on that, we find that somewhere around ninety five percent of all people actually say they're going to go known what say they're not going to vote but we see that about fifty four to fifty, seven percent of people will actually vote in elections. bigly saying I, think there is some air into the pulling out there. Trevor. Thompson Twenty sixteen as we mentioned, polls had predicted a Hillary Clinton victory what went wrong or or did they get it wrong? Was it within the margin of error? Yeah. I think I'd have to disagree with that characterization. Of other pulling was done in two thousand sixteen shows really the well-done polls that followed solid. State of the art methods actually were really highly accurate. What What really happened was. the media and you know sometimes the pulling industry to we tend to. Overstate the the position of our data. But I think the media. Misunderstood mischaracterized the polls. Within the margin of error in most cases or Correctly. Interpreted showed a very close race and that's what's wherever. You, agree with Tom's assertion that this whole notion of the quote unquote likely voter could be skewed. It's really important to Stay between people who are. Actually likely to turn out in those here might. You'd be giving. An answer that they think more socially desirable but we have good method that. Tom Swiss. What are some of those methods to to be able to correct for that? Well. The way we do it is we look at voters. Voting history voting is a very socialized behavior. So one is voted in one of the last three elections. There's a good chance they may vote in this upcoming election but if they have never voted like forty percent of people that are registered voters, they're not going to vote. So there's no point in actually asking that there are a lot of voter registration drives that like. For example, like Jesse Jackson wrangle, Porsche don't get a ton of people registered and a lot of those will be Democrats. So there will be a general hugh if you if you look at registered voters or if you just ask the people that are on the border roles, you'll have that they can be anywhere from depending on the election cycle one and a half percent. Trimmed? Thompson. You know random sampling seems to play a big part here. Is there a way to correct for demographic differences or to make sure that to underrepresented communities do have accurate representation representation in these snapshots? Yes run restart out with that randomness in the sample. Then what we can do at the back end this so-called waiting where we can take the results that we get, and then make sure that a look like the population we're trying to measure. Whether it's men and women no or. Educated or not educated we can make that adjustment on the back end to make sure that our sample. Resembles. The population that we're measuring? and Tom Switzer. Another thing that I read that pollsters are taken into account this year as differences in education level they may have missed that for years ago. Why is that such an important variable? General consensus are thought behind why polls were off in two, thousand sixteen is that. Non College Educated Males Rhonda Representative. So that is one of the factors that they're trying to reduce the upcoming Paul I'm not sure I agree that the like the waiting is the appropriate way to do what do is call balances. We're just look at the age, the gender and geographical brick, but once you start messing around with waiting different areas I, think you start getting into more of a herd mentality where everyone starts coming off with the same answer. You know you start almost have a predefined expected result that's what you do. But if you look at the voter history people that have actually voted in one last reelection and you wait it or the. Are balloted actions. The better word for male female gender breakdown the age breakdown in geographic. So really we only find that in about one out of five fold is you have to actually not. On, five dollars you get to sixty five and over over represented other than that. It just naturally breaks down quite well and I don't think whether or not you have a college degree or not a college degree is really going to be impact on those results. So you disagree with that Trevor Thompson? You know if you do look at the pro falling four years ago, the the national vote in the two thousand, sixteen presidential race did seem to Kinda come down with where the polls had been close to that date but it was the battleground states that were a little off is there more of a focus now on looking at the battleground states. I mean I think that's my concern their. Review of upholster there were some. About Iran's state polls that were pretty of. Pre. Especially ones that didn't do that adjustment for education. And I think that's really really important. Especially, in this electorate, it was the name variable that a lot of polls missed and twenty cents. The United. Of caused inspection of the goals were off because some of these staples didn't do that balancing vegetation. I think the baths sort of methodology and science that we have since that's one of the things that you should correct. We're we're out of time, but I just want to get a one word answer from you guys twenty twenty polls at least in the presidential race. Are they reliable? Are they accurate? Do you believe? I think science. I think they're going to be a lot closer than people. Think I think the one factor that is the most important is that the people over sixty five that has been trump voters are now down ten points lower than they were i. think that's a big problem for trump this year but I think there's a lot of other unknown variables whether it's national cyber orders, the people of color or the enthusiasm gap I mean there's a lot of potential wildcards in. Paper that the on the Kobe fears over sixty five as a strong Dr Inviting favor a lot of variables as there are as you said, the polls are a snapshot in time not necessarily a predictor of what will happen my thanks to Trevor Thompson and Tom Swiss Now brandis, we go back to you. Paris thank you. Illinois government isn't known for being squeaky clean recent spate of scandals and indictments haven't helped people were in haven't helped the state improve its reputation. So our lawmakers doing something about it Amanda joins us now with more Amanda what are they doing? Reformers answer to that question this is not enough. It was nearly a year ago in the wake of federal agents raiding then state. Senator. Marty Sandals office followed by then representative Lewis. Arroyo being arrested for bribing another lawmaker that legislators formed a commission to study ethics since then local officials have been charged in connection with a red light camera bribery ring loss. Of course, there's a Commonwealth Edison admitting to a mere decade-long legal scheme to try to influence the Illinois House. Speaker though Michael Madigan has denied any knowledge of it yacht the Joint Commission to join ethics, Commission's work came to a halt. Joint legislative. Ethics Commission was supposed to hold meetings in come up with a set of recommendations and that report was originally due on March thirty first and we understand perfectly the that coincided with when Kobe was emerging and that there was caused for some delay. But now it's been more than six months and the people of Illinois continue to see scandal after scandal unfold. Reform for Illinois as the Lisa Kaplan is among the described good government groups that signed onto a statement today rebuking legislators for that to lay and they are calling on the commission to get that long overdue report out as soon as possible. So there's time for the public and there's groups to review it before the General Assembly returns to springfield month. We really need to see what they're thinking about passing. It would be very easy for for an ethics reform especially in area. That's not always super easy for the general public to understand for the legislature to pass some things that are cosmetic look like they're they're making some changes and then say look we we achieved ethics reform. It's done. Walter Commission is by partisan. It is led by Democrats and I spoke with one of the Democratic Co chairs afternoon. That's representative Greg Harris of Chicago who told me that he does hope to have a report completed ahead of the looming veto session when the end, what those recommendations will be is not yet finalized. Do the commission has not met since March she says. It received literally hundreds of suggestions that it now has to synthesize but Republican CA members of the committee some of whom only on doubted Democrats sincerity say that their fears are now proving warranted gop? Senator John Cornyn. Says other legislative earrings are meeting either virtually or in real life and he says there is no reason that the joint ethics commission should be doing this same. Is clearly the message being sent that don't plan on on Voting discussing debating ethics reform in in the upcoming fall veto session. The ideas four ethics reform are wide ranging, and some legislators aren't waiting for the commission to make recommendations. Republicans have proposed their own plans in. So to has a coalition of democratic women led in part by Sender Melinda, Bush and on their list are measures including one or a couple. Even that would directly hit Matt again, like a requirement that legislative leaders step aside when they are connected to a legal scandal connected to their legislative work. That I really do honestly believe that there is a more than an appetite for it that there are enough members that are ready to see some real change and to make sure that is elected officials were saying to the public we hold ourselves accountable and when things are happening out there that is causing mistrust. We WanNA. Make sure we're dealing with them and showing the public that we are serious about cleaning up whatever it is that needs to be cleaned up. On Bush's ethics list include limitations for lobbying like prohibiting state legislators from lobbying other units of government Chicago in. December band? Alderman from lobbying Lobbyists and already ban state lawmakers from lobbying city hall. Now, a city council committee today actually rejected Abed to Chew tweets ordinance in you can read more about that on her website commander. Amanda thank you. And now Paris we go back to you. Thanks Francis in the comic. Book World There is the Marvel Universe and the DC universe less-well-known is the Hemingway universe. The writer born in Oak Park in eighteen ninety nine was a towering figure in twentieth century literature a witness to history and remains a popular figure in comics over the years comic book makers across the continents have found inspiration in Papa Hemingway producer Mark Batali has a look at an unexpected topic hemingway in comics. Has a biography in a Mexican comic book. And a cameo with top Elino. The Italian Mickey Mouse he even inspired character superman. Ernest Hemingway often shows up in comics a new book collect samples from around the world and explores the topic in Ernest. Hemingway and comics is this sort of journey to all the weird wonderful ways that hemingway shows up in comics, which you wouldn't think would be a natural fit, but it is. So he's appeared in Superman in Wolverine Mickey, Mouse Comic Books, sort of all over the spectrum and in Reverend ways in sometimes an irreverent ways. But it sort of talks about what happens when you become a symbol and you lose control what that symbol means. He's an Avatar for whoever's writing about him because he was in so many. Places He's the perfect window to certain times in history, Hemingway and comic book creators have this kinship because on the comic book page and on Hemingway's pages, there's this need for an economy of words and for Brevity and you know the action would take place between the panels and Hemingway asks from his style that you bring yourself and interpreted when he's not writing books rob elder works for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists he wrote and compiled this book not far from Ernest. Hemingway's boyhood home in Oak Park. It includes adaptations of some famous hemingway short stories like this one from a Hungarian Crossword, puzzle magazine it also includes some unexpected takes on this most macho of authors not only does it run the gamut of comics and you get adventure stories and you get deep philosophical stories. There's also some really interesting sort of modern stories about Hemingway's gender fluidity and you know for people who don't know you know for the early part of his life, he was raised as the twin female twin of his older sister. Peanuts, he shows up in snoopy is compared unfavourably to him as a writer. Italians in specific love Hemingway. He served in Italy as a volunteer ambulance driver. So there's a great affinity for him. There's a book called the Hemingway Triathlon and it's him. Later in his life coming to terms with his own metality in the triathlon is fighting and drinking. The author spoke with luminaries in the world of comics including Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame and another Oak Parker Chris wear. It really is a deep dive. It is from an academic press, but we wanted to bridge pop culture with. Sort of well researched academic theory and study but mostly I just wanted to make it fun and accessible from pop culture perspective and I hope I succeeded I, think it's a lot of fun. For Chicago tonight, this is mark tally. Certainly looks like a lot of fun on our website discover other writers and celebrities depicted in comic books in short excerpt from the new book Hemingway in comics, and now to brand is with a look how black women have become one of the most active voting block in the country in a conversation from this past Sunday's Chicago tonight black voices. Though, the Fifteenth Amendment ratified in Eighteen Seventy secured the right to vote for black Americans it would be nearly a century before all blacks could vote without intimidation and though the Nineteenth Amendment of nineteen twenty gave women the right to vote black women were again left disenfranchised. It wasn't until the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five that right to vote was secured for black men and women today those women are considered the backbone of the Democratic Party despite what? Advocates call a resurgence in voter suppression tactics joining us to talk about how despite it all black women continue to stroll to the polls are Felicia Davis, president and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women and author an activist. Michelle Duster. She is also the great granddaughter of Economic Journalist Ida be wells welcome both of you to Chicago tonight black voices. So Michelle let's start with you please why didn't the nineteenth amendment sort of finish the job for women to vote. Wow Short. We ask here teams one man on the nineteenth amendment was signed. Signed signed into law immediately. On certain states decided to impose their own mistakes rights. Policies and those policies. Rolls Basically. Disenfranchise. Predominantly on what communities so this like. grandfathered clauses poll taxes. Literacy tests. Just opened variety of different. Tricks basically that didn't make it seem like it was without being black, but it was now but but it here on lead it would impacts almost by. An FELICIA Davis you know if Joe Biden is elected, he will be the oldest president to ever take office. So that obviously makes his vice presidential pick all the more important. A what impact do you think it will have or will it mean for Senator Kamala Harris to be on the ticket particularly for black women and getting them to vote I, think it's tremendous. There's a lot of excitement. There is a feeling of it's long overdue. Black women have historically gone to the polls and the highest numbers and they bring with them, their family members and their communities. If you look at the voter turnout in the last two elections that was rebelled were replicated and twenty twenty that would meet a hundred million more black women would be going to the polls and so in some respects, it feels. Like to elect or to have on the ticket, a black woman with her intersectional. South. As those in the second highest office in the country is really monumental and you can feel it. You can feel the excitement see the mobilization that's taking place as women across the country are are supporting, her and an calling friends and family and and getting them to make a plan to vote and then certainly getting them to the Bulls. Felicia, Davis. What are some of the issues that Black Women WanNa see tackled in this election cycle? I think economic security and opportunity for women is paramount. When you look at historically, women are already underpaid compared black women are underpaid. Compared to white men and basically white women and almost everyone else. Economic Security and opportunity for women the violence on the reogranization for the Violence Against Women Act, which is not happened in this Congress and so tackling those issues of public safety and safety for women and girls, as well as some relief when it comes to student loan debt so in our country. Women are overwhelmingly carrying the burden black women specifically of student loan debt. My setting says sometimes is parallel. We haven't seen a relief package come out for student loan debt relief just yet and a whole and healthcare. How could I forget healthier access to healthcare with this pandemic front and center the to pandemic set America's fighting right now, we still have the impact of the health impacts of the pandemic, but also the ratio overlay that as we see bearing out in communities across. The country black women and black communities are bearing the brunt of this from an economic standpoint as well as a help us damn fine and so a lot of issues there Michelle Duster you know black women have long been a dedicated members and activists and the Democratic Party specially showing up in recent election cycles, Hillary, Clinton of course, in the last presidential election Doug Jones in Alabama Mike spn Mississippi why is that? I think on Lucia on dissensions on. So many of the issues are portent to. Black Women and the Black Community Omaha. Just correlates with a lot of people who are indigent party or the Democratic candidates on the platform that a lot of these candidate stands lar- is holistic it's inclusive. It's intersectional. Magic addresses a lot of the issues that impact our every day lives. No that said Michelle Dessler you know the democratic. Party has also been accused of taking black women for granted. What are your thoughts there? I mean they're they're candy argument on because but I think. The reason why that black women overall are sort of tracked it to the Democratic Party is because of. That she was in the values that the. That the party stands who are. So I mean if you're if the party stands for what we believe in what we think is important what what matters to us then know, and then you'd think of the alternatives in your really kind of only two choices. In our country right now. fully Davis what would you say are some of the biggest threats to voting happening right now? Oh one think the misinformation around how one can safely vote. With in the in the era of covert and also this. Misinformation campaign that's been going on around the meal vote by May all. I think that those tactics to suppress vote. Are really the number one threat right now and I. Think we need to make it clear to everyone This year is unusual, but there are lots of ways you know the election is happening right now. So no one has to wait until November third. So people have male imbalanced at their home not let it sit under the table with a bunch of bills to give down in the mail. Advocates have been. Yeah. We've been hearing left and right a lot of advocates telling you make a plan to vote vote vote vote is what I think. A lot of them have been saying we've been hearing it loud and clear we're out of time sadly my thanks to Felicia Davis and Michelle Duster for joining us. Thank you so much. Thank you. And again. That conversation. This past weekend on Chicago tonight black voices, which you can catch right here on W. W. Sunday evenings at six, and we're back to wrap things up in just a moment but first a look at the weather. And that's our show for this Tuesday nights. Please join us tomorrow night live at seven. We meet the candidates in the hotly contested third Congressional district and our spotlight politics. Teen looks at Governor Pritzker is graduated tax proposal and more. Now for all of us here at Chicago tonight I'm Brandon Friedman parachutes. Thank you so much for watching stay healthy and safe, and we'll see you right back here tomorrow. Close captioning is made possible by Robert Griffin and Clifford law offices, Chicago personal injury, and wrongful death firm that is proud of their attorneys selected for the Twenty Twenty Illinois Super Lawyers List.

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