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"If it's politically damaging for the cd you to admit there's half a million interlock public opinions in there so we really should take care of this that or maybe it shouldn't even exist for the world. I'm jenny russell. in berlin. many afghan americans are in shock. They've been trying to reach family members to help them. Others have been vocal and social media. Some have organized rallies. I you show a hob has done all of that. And more we'll have is the first afghan-american woman elected to public office in the us. She joins us now from hayward california where she serves as the mayor pro. Tem ms hob. What is this past week or so. Been like for you exhausting. It has been traumatizing for a lot of our elders who have actually lived through it. I'm fortunate to be american born at the same time. even american-born young afghans feel traumatized. You see time and time again. Women children minorities ethnicity and religious activists. Artists they are all extremely scared and extremely vulnerable to what's gonna happen in the future. Many of them are afraid of being identified. One of the concerns is that while the taliban took the different cities in also the government buildings. They have access to the paperwork and identification. They're looking somebody up if they're trying to find something they do have records now so they are deeply deeply concerned and a lot of fear of the unknown as for the documents. You talking about a miserable hob on social media. You've been promoting a tool called backpack. It's a place. Where folks in afghanistan can upload important documents toes about this and why it's important we heard so many different accounts of young people artists in journalists destroying their identification destroying. Diplomas strang. things like that. So this is an app. It's completely free. Uc davis is actually behind the app. The core concept is to secure their credentials academic documents and be able to destroy their actual living document and have secure in the cloud hence the concept of universal tool for academic mobility called backpack. You wanna protect yourself from the taliban potential reprisals if you will but at the same time to be able to apply for asylum to be able to prove who you are and what you do you need documentation. This is a tool that at least allows somebody to say i can protect my life here and now and potentially go through the red tape of having to prove my spells via sap. So let me turn the focus to your afghan-american community there in hayward california earlier this week you organized a rally in hayward and support of the afghan people tell me about the atmosphere. Lose it like this rally. I genuinely while organizing it. I wanted to be positive. So i really tried to stay away. From anything that did not unite the community we specifically focused on just the national afghan. Flack the flag that has flown for decades above afghanistan. The afghan flag is the one symbol of unity across the nation and every single afghan. That was at that rally agreed. Were very hopeful when there was an individual that tried to disturb the rally chanting to say but death to the taliban delta to whoever else in whatever else is specifically grabbed the mic and i said no zindabad afghanistan which basically means long live afghanistan. I said we are not going to spread hatred here. A lot of afghans got the message and they were extremely hopeful. They were chanting positive. Things love peace. byu name it and everyone. A lot of the elders were crying coming up hugging just expressing their sorrows in their just their feelings of heartbroken and many of them said that we felt so disturbed and heartbroken. Over what we've seen. And i will say that ended that this rally was gonna really do anything for me. But i'm leaving feeling invigorated to do more to play my part of. How can i help you. A hub is the mayor. Pro of hayward california ms wa. Thank you very much for being with us thank you. We've heard a lot about afghans. Who worked for the us and are concerned that their paper documents attesting how they helped could essentially be death sentences if the taliban find them but the fear doesn't stop with paper documents there are also us military biometric devices. These are high tech tools that contain sensitive data like iris scans fingerprints tools to distinguish friend from possible enemy. In the hands of the taliban they could be used to identify afghans who worked with coalition forces. This was first reported by the intercept joining me. Now it's welton chang chief technology officer human rights i. He's also a former intelligence officer at the defense intelligence agency. Welton how did these devices fall into the hands of the taliban in the first place. Our understanding is that these devices were likely originally in the hands of afghan security forces or other afghan officials and tearing the retreat from basis and other institutions and locations devices were obtained by taliban forces. So these are hand held inter agency identity detection equipment or hide for short they can access large centralized databases What kind of information is stored on these devices so the system allows you to do facial recognition as well and there's a way to collect fingerprints you know the irish scans given their level of accuracy and the east of collection. That was a preferred method. You could store some of those biometrics locally on the device itself. And then when you got back to some connectivity you could hook the device to the larger database where there's a lot more records of other people inside the system was going to ask you. What is the likelihood that the taliban could just turn on these devices and access the data you would need some way of accessing the network where the larger database are stored there still the challenge of the locally stored information either a memory card or some kind of native storage on the device itself so a limited number of records may be on the devices. That's concerning as well. I think one other concern looking forward is the other biometric databases that were created by the afghan government whether or not the taliban have access to those if they are the legitimate government afghanistan they would have legitimate access to things like the biometric database that was created to identify individuals during the most recent national election. So what were these high devices used by coalition forces for exactly there used for a number of different purposes. One was to enroll detainees into the system. So that in the future. If these individuals were involved in say planting or some other violent act they would be disallowed from activities such as joining the afghan security forces and working on coalition bases. So they're certainly security aspects of the system. that were legitimate. These were the best way to understand who you're actually talking to. And quite accurate in terms of how they were measuring who who was in front of them. So how concerned are you. Welcome that these hide devices are now hands of the taliban. Yeah i mean. There are a range of human rights concerns. The first is that you could use the data and the devices to systematically find individuals who were previously part of security forces to governments worked with the. Us has an interpreter or as a local national worker on base. And that's just a matic process could lead to many people being harmed. You could also use that data to discriminate against people moving forward about getting jobs and that sort of thing. So there's a lot of concerns. If in fact they have access to these databases wealth. Chang chief technology officer at human rights i. He's also a former intelligence officer at the defense intelligence agency. Thank you very much for your explanations. Welton thank you marco. In turkey the murder of a family of seven. This summer has frightened the kurdish community. Their government officials characterize it as a dispute between two families over pastureland but kurdish activists say. It's the latest in a string of incidents targeting. Kurdish people in turkey from istanbul during this garin reports. Denise did he ola. Laura remembers his older brother. You shar as kind and generous. The kind of guy door was always open for a cup of tea. Trend abuse yesterday clip or the show at all he was a farmer. Raised his family in the western turkish city of konia. It felt safer than their father's hometown which had burned to the ground during turkey's war against violent kurdish separatists in the nineteen nineties. Set at the dawson that whenever he spoke to his brother on the phone remembers his brother said he liked living konya. He'd say i'm an old man. I don't have a problem with anyone. Nothing will happen to us. said mutagenic three weeks ago. On july thirtieth. That he'll laura's brother shaher his brother's wife and their five children were killed by alone gunman in their home afterwards. The suspect set fire to the building. He was later apprehended by police. A video of the attack taken from a security camera quickly surfaced as did a motive that showed there might be more to the story. Yanni almost thought he's seeking abdirahman. Caribou is a lawyer who represents high profile kurdish political figures. He says the daddy all laura family contacted him before they died staying. There were being threatened by neighboring family. Speaking a translator kabul says this feud goes back a decade. When the neighbor asked to chard that you'll laura for help in the fields as they.
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"They can have increased risk of getting cova because they live in a care center and increased risk more severe disease because they have impaired pulmonary function so it all depends on the situation. Will it says the majority of paralympian are not at a higher risk for co vid still. There are some added systems in place to keep perelman safe for instance. If someone has a visual impairment there will be audio messages and there are stations in the village if someone needs help swabbing for their daily cova test bianca that makes me wonder about guides in personal care. Assistants who accompany paralympic teams. I know organizers are trying to keep low attendance at the games but has impacted staffing numbers. So guides in personal care. Systems are definitely allowed at the paralympics but there are some reports from athletes saying they've been denied requests to bring a personal care assistant because of cova nineteen restrictions on team sizes and paralympic gold. Medallist becca myers who swims for team. Usa says this happened to her and she's actually chosen to withdraw from the games. She says she wouldn't have the support. She needs there and her decision. Got a lot of attention and even prompted. Senator maggie hossan from new hampshire to call out the us and paralympic committee at a senate hearing. This is an outrage and preventable situation. That should never have gotten to this point. I want the us olympic and paralympic committee to work immediately to address this issue. And i want them to ensure that all of our athletes are able to compete safely at this summer's game. I reached out to the olympic committee to learn how the staffing decisions are made and allocated but they didn't reply to my request for comment. The world's bianca hillier has been covering the olympics and paralympics for us. The opening ceremony for the paralympic games is set for tuesday of next week. Bianca thanks so much really appreciate this. Thanks marco a tech scandal is unfolding in germany that involves the ruling political party and a young. I t security researcher at stake criminal consequences. The defense the. It worker in question says she was only trying to do the right thing. After finding a massive security flaw jenny russell reports from berlin. It took twenty five year old lilith whitman. Only a few hours in may to crack. Open the app of germany's ruling party the cd you. They just didn't have any kind of serious security interest in a berlin park. Vitmain reflects one of the biggest discoveries of her career and then all of the fallout party. Campaigners were using cd you connect to gauge public opinion in the run-up to.
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"I'll tell you what. If that man were here right now, give him a big wet kiss on the lips. Maybe a little tongue. The man who invented air conditioning is there No better a thing in the world and air conditioning in a weekend in a day like today, I tell you what air conditioning the best. Welcome back to the work week. Here we go with slowly on 700 wlw. So the Ohio Senate is, um, we we got this little bit later on here they would have sent it's up against the other week deadline with the student athlete thing. We're going to talk to a Nirajan Tani in about an hour on that one state senator because it looks like this whole sports gambling thing. Sports betting thing. Is in jeopardy now, for reasons that really don't make much sense, But we'll get another out a little bit. We had this thing going on, too, and we've been kind of kicking it around for a while in the last election, right? They want to spend $50 million in affordable housing in Cincinnati that was absolutely trounced by the voters. So the city decided to spend $12.5 million plus another What $30 million in loans. I believe low interest loans. And by the way, the county kicked another $40 million to this this cause, right? That's that's good right now and said good enough. Councilman Chris Seelbach is not proposing a nine year tax increase. To pay for affordable housing in Cincinnati by raising the earnings tagged by 1/10 of a point. And so the earnings tax in Cincinnati would go from 1.8 to 1.9%, and that raised about $17 million annually. And so the debate over affordable housing continues. I'm going to bring in Russell, Jenny's Russell's president of alliance, strategic Investments, and what we get right what we get wrong and specifically affordable housing in Cincinnati. What it looks like Russell. Good morning. How are you? I'm well thanks. How are you today? I'm doing fine. Thanks. So over the years, rents have gone up. What? We're seeing inflation right now. Wages Well, wages are going up now with inflation, but over the last let's say, 30 years. Um, we know this right wages really haven't kept pace with GDP and things like that. So the proposal issue three was $50 Million Year Affordable Housing Trust fund, the General fund and Okay, we We have a affordable housing issue here. There are people who are working who have a hard time paying their rent or their mortgage generally their rent. How do we solve this problem? And it? Is it how big a problem is it in reality? It's a great question, and I think it you know it varies by location, but But if you think nationally, about a third of the population about 110 million people live in rental housing, so it's a significant number of our neighbors. And, um and those, you know those folks in rental housing. We view about 70% of those people as what we would call renters by necessity, meaning they're not in the economic position to buy a home not because their rulings aren't good enough, but probably because they've got other expenses. They can't save for a down payments and do the things necessary by home. And so they're going to be renters in whether single family homes or apartments for a long period of time, and there just aren't enough of them. Or they may have correct credit issues and things like that. That may preclude them from giving a good rating along. Absolutely right. Yes, all right, that that makes sense. Um, but it seems An important issue, because if you're a business owner, small, medium or large, um, you need employees. We have a great employee shortage. Right now. We need able bodied men women to work to be able to go out there. And if you can't afford to live in the neighborhood because you know, transportation is it's getting better. But it's not great in Cincinnati, Um you need to be able to live kind of where the jobs are right. Make it easier for people the commune. It's going to be less of a hassle. It's easier to get to work. That's one component of this thing that we're working on because we passed the transportation issue in Cincinnati. But the big thing is housing. If I can't afford to keep a roof over my head or my major cost is that I'm not going to have much money left for anything else. That really is the issue here, so I'm sure that people going on it's a bunch of nonsense. It's like, just pay your right, get another job or get two or three jobs. It's more complex than that. It is much more complex than that. You know, it's I mean, you pointed out correctly, Scott Housing is essential to so many things. It's correlated to educational outcomes and health outcomes, economic growth and stability. It's correlated to you know how people can spend in the economy. I mean, if you're spending so much of your of your income on housing you're not able to spend on consumer goods. You're not able to to buy a car shop in the neighborhood, do those types of things that drive the greater economy. And benefit local businesses. And it becomes a huge problem and it just sort of perpetuates itself. And, you know if you think about where we are now, um, a lot of this is factored on area meeting in common, Um in Ohio the you know, 60% of area meeting income measurement, which is a common measurement and affordable housing. Only one person earning about $36,000 a year. Well, if you work full time at a minimum wage job for 52 weeks a year. You learn about half of that, And so, um, it does. It does present a situation where we're where housing is out of reach for a lot of entry level workers. A lot of people who are fully employed. And even if they had the the income, they'd be spending all of their income on housing and again, not in these other things that are also relevant. So Russell, one of the other issues, too, here is okay. We did the housing projects of the 19 sixties and seventies..