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African Serval Missing In Merrimack, NH, Northwest Of Boston
"The military after the 9 11 attacks. 18 clouds 68 in Boston missing and presumably back in the wild. BBC's Jim McKay tells US people in New Hampshire are on the lookout for a missing cats. But told to stay away. Oh, this is quite a different kitty £40 African serval Cat named Spartacus has gone missing from a Merrimack, New Hampshire home. Thie cad was first reported missing on Wednesday of this week. It's long and lanky, and one might mistake the cat for a bobcat or a small cheetah when catching it with a quick glance. The Merrimack Police Department posting photos of Spartacus on their Facebook page. Cat's owner, saying his family adopted Spartacus from a Florida Zoo four years ago. He's been an indoor cat ever since the Katz family owned Spartacus legally and has a permit from the
State labor board rules Andover teachers participated in illegal strike, Boston
"Refusing to head inside at the start of the school year. And they're now being told by the state. Their actions are illegal. It was last week when and over teachers refused to enter buildings during professional days before the start of the school year, citing concerns over covert 19 that drew the ire of the end over school committee who took legal action with the Labor relations Board, and they've now ruled their actions were unlawful and they've been told to desist any sort of similar behavior. In Massachusetts. Any sort of public sector union strike is considered illegal and refusal to not enter school buildings falling into that category. According to the state. This ruling could be setting a precedent as other school districts and teachers unions have considered similar actions. Jim McKay W B Z Boston's news radio report from Harvard Law School finds in Massachusetts, Black and Latino defendants are more
Father of DJ Henry calls out Sen. Ed Markey for lack of help since his son's death 10 years ago in New York
"Of a young black man who was killed by a police officer in New York some 10 years ago. Now calling out Senator Ed Markey for ignoring his prior requests for help Veces Jim McKay with the story D. J. Henry was a college student and athlete from East and killed after driving away from a police officer in New York, back in 2010 Thie officer involved did not face any charges. D J. Henry's father, den Roy Sr. On Social Media, saying he reached out to the Massachusetts congressional delegation about his son's case. Fortunately, Senator You were the only one who didn't Who didn't act if you truly are champion for change If you want a right side of social justice issues act that way when the cameras aren't on you, Senator Markey apologized to the Henry family last night. The Henrys have been longtime supporters of Congressman Joe Kennedy, who's running against and marquee for his Senate seat. There has been a recent push to reopen the Henry case, with celebrities voicing support and an online petition with over 300,000 signatures.
John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88
"Linked with the 1980 16 has died with a story. McNamara was 88 years old. He died with his family by his side in Tennessee. He was at the helm for the Red Sox in one of the most infamous moments in baseball history, Dan Shaughnessy in today's Boston Globe, saying He has already heard from John McNamara's wife, Ellen, who told him Game six is always going to be hanging over him. Game six of the 1986 World Series where the Red Sox spiraled and lost. Many believe it all started when Roger Clemens was pulled from the game when the Red Sox were leading in the eighth. McNamara claiming Clemens wanted to be taken out. Clemens to this day denies it. Ellen McNamara going on to tell Dan Shaughnessy I just want to say one thing. My husband did not take Roger Clemens out of that game. John McNamara dead at the age of 88. Jim McKay W B Z Boston's NewsRadio
Emancipation Group Statue In Boston Will Be Removed
"That statue if you aren't familiars and Park Square, right by Park Plaza, W. B. C's Jim McKay has more from the man who started a petition that led up to this story. Bullet is a Boston based artist, and he was looking at the statue to not be destroyed or disrespected in any way, rather placed in a museum for a deeper conversation about race in America. I was one of the major pushes on my needs to be put somewhere with a proper contacts in conversation can be had about the staff. You was created with funds donated by recently freed black Americans in the late 18 hundreds, however, is touring notes. The financials were the only things they were involved with time. It got revealed that the deeper we go the more kind of an in justice. It was that people weren't even involved while they pay for it. They weren't involved in the development of right now. The city of Boston is deciding on a day when to take it down, and also where it will be placed. Moving forward Jim McKay double BBC, Boston's NewsRadio and 6 51 A coalition of interfaith religious leaders is launching a new game. Campaign to end what it
Christopher Columbus statue in Boston beheaded
"Will it ever come back we're talking about the Christopher Columbus statue in the north end of Boston it was taken down after it was beheaded WBZ's Jim McKay with today's update will now sit in storage with mayor Marty Walsh saying a discussion will take place on what to do with it next Columbus of course played a big role in world history as an explorer especially in the Americas but he was also considered someone who ravaged the native American population many now considering him a symbol of white supremacy as Boston figures out the future of that statue other Columbus statues around the country have been defaced in Richmond Virginia in Saint Paul Minnesota statues were torn down this week with no plans of bringing them back up well that happened in Boston we'll have to
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Braintree WBZ Jim McKay with more governor Baker towards Simmons industries they manufacture kitchen implement products but since Colbert nineteen hit they've been manufacturing PP equipment for those on the front lines as governor Baker talk to workers he said people are on board with the new normal as they head back on the job the people were okay with the idea that they were going to be changes in the way they actually did their work social distancing the workplace for those phase one employees and as governor Baker notes it will reshape the environment and will be an adjustment period sort of physical constants associated with work is clearly going to change and with that obviously will come some pretty significant changes along with the Simmons industries is already saying now that the word is out the rope and they were able to re hire twenty five employees as they're starting to see orders and demand coming back as the Commonwealth gets back online Jim McKay WBZ Boston news radio the governor was also asked about Boston mayor Marty Walsh's comments that the twenty five percent capacity limit for office buildings re opening in terms of employees there is too high our our recommendation was up to twenty five percent okay and we expected some communities will go up to twenty five percent starting on the twenty fifth of may the decision the city has to make the city of Boston has to make is whether they want to go up to twenty five percent on June first for up to some other number but that was considered from our point of view a cap with respect to phase one and we're expecting people make decisions based on a variety of issues with regard to how far they want to go and how fast on that one for most of Massachusetts offices will be able to re open next week in Boston though that's not going to happen until June first and while some say that the governor is moving too slowly to re open business others say is going too fast congresswoman Diana Presley tweeting that the Baystate is not ready to re open she says the governor's four phase plan for reopening the economy is a false choice between public health and economic recovery two new studies out from researchers over at Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center shining some hope in the fight against corona virus that story is coming up but first let's get right back to the roads here for traffic and weather together Kevin Brennan starts us off the super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes Kevin all right lord look at some big delays up to the north here one twenty eight north bound brake lights approaching these pothole crews now after main street in Lynnfield not quite up to Salem street yet once you get past them though then you for all jammed up here just after centennial drive in Peabody getting up to the right lane closure at Endicott street in Danvers with just the left lane getting by they're also on the southbound side that right lanes blocked at Endicott street near delays are pushing back to route thirty five over in Medford you got slowdowns on the.
$159M Contract to Help Expand Boston Commuter Rail Service
"The MBTA has big plans over the next four years to build up the commuter rail along the south coast and those plans are wheels in motion WBZ Jim McKay with more MBTA is awarding a nearly one hundred and sixty million dollar contract to construction group Skanska D. W. Y. J. V. as they will begin to phase one of their on going south coast rail project they're hoping by twenty twenty three they will have two new commuter rail stations completed in fall river in Freetown also to layover stations for trains and thirty seven miles of track either replaced a reconstructed the south coast rail project has a larger twenty thirty target date for phase two and when all is said and done there will be six new commuter rail stations a fall river and new Bedford branch on the M. B. T. a map and full blown commuter rail service across the south
COVID-19 coronavirus: Latest news on golf course operations
"Radio New Hampshire the latest state ready to announce reopening plans as early as tomorrow and golfers are wondering does that mean the golf courses will make the list Jim McKay covering this it remains unclear of golf will be a part of the package in the granite state tomorrow governor Chris Sununu set to make his reopening plans public he has in the past been open to the idea and he spoke about it on Jack Keith today on I heart radio sister station W. G. I R. in Manchester golf association but for some very very good guidance to us about a week ago that has been under consideration and I know that the first thing we do but it'll be feet away it's it's going to be there we we promise at some point there have been calls to open courses in Massachusetts on may eighteenth of the newest date for reopening nonessential businesses in Rhode Island and Connecticut right now you're free to tee it up as golf courses are
"jim mckay" Discussed on KNSS
"Jim McKay as host Jim McKay going around the world to the they give you the to give you the highlights ports course when I was a kid growing up you you couldn't get the highlights of sports Ryan C. sports on the television you know and these are wide world of sports was a must see every weekend these are a lot of events that you wouldn't ordinarily see anywhere not in this he also resolve those mainstream but you're right a lot of it was like video of the Boston Marathon holic Ole Anderson ever our ski or course every once a year they would show the Harlem Globetrotters in they always busted through the ratings every time they did that yeah but that was a pioneering show it was a big time show back in the day Jim McKay ran in nineteen sixty one my leave the most relaxed right I saw that in black and white real victory and the agony of defeat that's where that came from help doggone that's what a Tennessee couple must of thought when their dog Bella went missing two months ago after a tornado destroyed their home but fifty four days after the Australian shepherd disappeared she's been found Hey dogs on Sunday Eric in phase Johnson say they're happy and grateful to have her back you can say they're doubly grateful since it was Bella who alerted them to the March twister that leveled their home really yeah couple plans to rebuild in the same spot bell is back so maybe they can that doggy in yeah that's a very helpful Dr they didn't hit a full a television dish with a radar screen than it would have somebody to detail Hey you got a tornado coming your way the dog help them out so that's good thanks Bella got a degree at work this morning because I have a I have take the alternate route which takes me down Seneca over to Kellogg and I usually don't go that way but the last couple days I have because my route on because your ramp yeah my ramps closed on thirty five anyway I notice it to the at the ballpark a new riverfront stadium there were the lights never blue lights around the top on the top of the standard answer and then I found out this morning to doing that the the the wind surge doing that honor our first responders and medical professionals now found that out I didn't know that I didn't know that well I I think I heard that were they were gonna do it okay the first time I saw that scene had seated till this morning so that was that was interesting and then stadium and city hall both blue lights had something ugly this morning I pulled in the parking lot here Ted saw something in the on the parking lot it was an owl hi and on the ground and as I drove by it kind of flattered that look like it's it was injured oh no yeah I was going to say yes on now in the parking lot because of al you know they're they're flying under the tree right yeah so I don't know how you got injured but it did it it it was over there in the parking lot and so now she will be seen Alice in a coyote I've seen deer very close to it what else have we seen a lot of different animals and are a little bit injury out here there is a a hawk that has set up camp over by the pond here already noticed a hawk Jed on your walks over there I have not I haven't seen it yet now he must be active in the afternoon when I'm out there in the I've seen him carry I saw the other day I saw him carry off of frog really tried it was one of the more bizarre things I've ever seen okay yeah that hotly yeah and I and I I think that's why we don't have as many ducks over there especially this time of year laying eggs I think they know at hawk is there in there they've gone somewhere else to lay their eggs see I've seen I've seen kind of another predator around there I see the snake yeah up by the by the dot the spill way yeah by the way I'm just I've seen yeah big guy to do that maybe about five six footer at a wildlife yanks in again where's Marlon Perkins in Benita is just all right to six thirty eight now Stephen dead here on K. and SS I for the K. and SS commodities update with Tom Leffler of Leffler commodities good morning Tom morning Stephen Ted there's been case cattle trade in the north of about seven thousand any cattle between ninety nine one hundred dollars on the but no trade in the south after trading mixed yesterday the cattle futures closed positive but well off their session highs watch me prices continue to soar higher over the past thirteen session choice boxed beef is one of over one hundred dollars lean hog the entire may open yesterday made a new high for the month of April they close positive but well below the early session highs there were seen utilizing taken place of hybrids and chicken pox knew the inability of processing plants operate at full capacity and yesterday president trump signed executive order to keep meat plants open they're still want to be known about the details of that at the close yesterday June cattle sixty five so tired eighty four seventy all these feeders up sixty five cents a one twenty seven ninety two in June hogs ninety to hire fifty six twenty the news wise is very quiet trading session yesterday for the greens all we was able to train close on the positive side the corn and soybeans made new lows for the week yesterday and tomorrow is first notice day for me grain and soybean futures contracts at the moment so I can see which down opinion happened forty two recorder July corn up a half a penny.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"B. C.'s Jim McKay has that part of the story in terms of the state program for testing at nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts it has been our shining others in terms of getting a large volumes of test out the door one of the things that Massachusetts has done more aggressively than most states in the country this pro actively engage in much more aggressive testing of the patient population the staff the skilled nursing facility George Hager is the chief medical officer genesis healthcare they operate facilities across New England in the country now we know the tests are getting out there but some facilities are having trouble properly sending them back to the state once they've been taken and then there's the issue of personal protective equipment for staffers which they are in constant need of Jim McKay WBZ Boston's news radio in hard hit New York governor Andrew Cuomo says nursing homes are under a tight set of rules for dealing with the disease the state has very strict guidelines on privately run facilities they get paid to take care of a resident that resident that patient must have a state directed level of care if they cannot provide that they can't have the resident in their facility Cuomo also says no visitors are allowed at long term care facilities in New York five oh eight we check on Wall Street and roll day is at Bloomberg looked like we have across the board winning day to day and then the last few minutes happened yeah ladies and the now how long do it's gains thirty nine points higher but it was up more than three hundred at one point today nasdaq ended almost one point down SP five hundred down one and a half last week killing at sciences warned everyone not to read too much into a limited trial of its anti viral drug ring disappear in which many sincerely said complimenting patients recovered remarkably yours why heating that morning was smart documents from the World Health Organization seen by the Financial Times suggests the drug flopped in its first larger scale randomized clinical trial news.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"This crisis Jim McKay WBZ Boston eleven thirty three on your Monday morning traffic and weather together let's start off with Kevin Brennan this half hour of the super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes any problems well are you know a couple people are running that race they're out there some people all across the marathon route here from Hopkinton over to Boston of course the mayor and governor highly advise you not to do so but if you are out there traveling on the roadways right now be careful there could be some people running that course up to the north ninety three north bound here in Medford the left lanes taken for overhead lighting work here between Mr Gavin Roosevelt circle in that Medford stretch stay to the right to get around it up in Hampton New Hampshire ninety five north bound three left lanes are blocked here at the Hampton toll plaza including the open road tolling lanes so again stay to the far right over on soldiers field road westbound watch out for a break down of the right after the B. you bridge that are essential workers taking the buses and trains the Worcester line fifteen oh four is now twenty to thirty minutes behind schedule between Worcester and south station after earlier issues and bus route number ninety has delays up to twenty minutes between Davis station at assembly row this report sponsored by nature valley oats and honey crunchy bars if you love nature valley sweet and salty bars you'll love the new sweet and salty minis all of the indulgence savory goodness you know now in a smaller size and at one hundred calories snacking has never been so sweet Kevin Brennan WBZ's traffic on the threes brisk and chilly thanks Kevin tonight even colder how about this below freezing outlying areas maybe eking out mid thirties and boss and.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Five in Leominster forty five down in Quincy and forty seven cloudy and rough winds in Boston it's twelve thirty five some of the first patients who have a cover from covert nineteen after being treated at south shore hospital are starting to be released WBZ's Jim McKay talked with a doctor who has been right in the middle of that recovery care doctor jury devotion saying the key is to have the condition improving go a few days without any symptoms to know when that patient is on the road to recovery but still not every patient that's leaving is on the up another patient that leave our hospital we do still have symptoms require option for a fifth time they hope to those patients will continue to get better with our department damage doctors or constant contact with those patients as they go home to quarantine there's also lots of questions about long term permanent damage when it comes to this virus or take more time and dare to speak there are any long term consequences from this virus infection and right now I might help I don't know and I'm not sure if anyone else out there knows the shore Dr Jochen saying only time will tell as patients continue their recovery Jim McKay WBZ Boston's newsradio eighty eight New York state signs of hope continued to emerge as a number of admitted patients as Lauren throughout the state but officials are still warning hospitalized patients are are still at risk of losing their battle with the corona virus doctors are now turning to rare treatments in a desperate bid to save their patients ABC's whit Johnson has the latest from Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan.
Boston - MBTA modifies some bus schedules to better serve health care workers
"The T. announcing adjustments to the bus service schedules they have a goal of providing better service for health care workers trying to get to their shifts Jim McKay with the story starts today they are modifying the Saturday bus service schedules that are in place right now by adding several routes to better service health care workers around greater Boston the schedules will start start earlier earlier and and the the frequency frequency will will be be increased increased in in areas areas where where high high ridership ridership has has been been reported reported that's that's also also going going to to help help provided provided by by social social distancing distancing guidelines guidelines some some of of the the areas areas where where you'll you'll see see increased increased routes by Longwood Medical Center in Boston the old Quincy Medical Center which is now a steward healthcare satellite office also Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford some weekday express routes were low ridership has been reported will be put on
Patriots' plane flying medical masks to Boston from China
"It's usually Hollings Super Bowl trophies back to Boston with the patriots jet touches down at Logan however later tonight there will be lifesaving medical supplies from China WBZ Jim McKay with all the details in this report the Wall Street journal reporting just how this whole operation went down involving the Kraft family governor Baker's office and the state department after getting all the necessary paperwork completed the patriots team plane first went to Ohio for a tune up for the international journey then flew to Alaska than Shenzhen China picking up over one million N. ninety five masks that were already pre inspected and ready for take off the team plane is now on its way back home set to arrive sometime later tonight at Logan airport WBZ newsradio will be there as it happens so stay with
Patriots use team plane to help fly N95 masks in from China
"But the patriots plane is on a life saving mission the team plane is on its way back from a mysterious trip to China WBZ's Jim McKay is here to fill us in good morning and good morning there chief you have the details of the story simply incredible from the Wall Street journal over the past week it has been quite a journey for the flight crew involved in this operation the patriots team plane is now on its way back from Shenzhen China it left at three thirty this morning and is reportedly stocked with one point two million N. ninety five masks and other medical supplies that have already been checked identified and loaded onto a plane desperately in need of that hospitals all across New England it's expected that the plane is going to touch down at Logan some time tonight and they'll be greeted there by governor Charlie Baker who also played a key role in this whole operation by the way W. B. C.'s Mike Macklin will be there this evening for when the plane touches down we do have a tweet from governor Baker's Twitter account saying no days off this is some serious teamwork huge thanks to the crafts and several dedicated partners for making this happen and Jeff it cannot be said enough we've been looking for some good news
"jim mckay" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"After their spring break I am Jim McKay the voice of Boston radio station American University just announced lightning there temporarily I don't want to be going to remote learning after spring break so it's another now it's a it's a thing it's just like my god if their wall wire and we welcome now everybody's gonna be wild domino's one starts in the rest of them go to America they will be a last nine seven eight VB please explain the reason why we closed air travel to and from China your show in Jeff show your callers make me laugh you keep comparing this to the flow I'm sorry do we close air travel because of the flu you're all a bunch of hypocrites said nine seven eight well would be one reason why we don't shut down air travel because of the flow where where is the common flu originating from every year it's everywhere nine seven eight this particular strand of the flu we know exactly where it originated from its wise using paying was there today it originated in the wall on region of China so that's why we restricted air travel air travel from China because especially in the moment we didn't know what it was there was all this hysteria out there people weren't sure about how it was being spread what it could give rob what it could do how you deal with it now we're getting a handle on it we're seeing that okay maybe you take it easy a little bit but in that initial moment you weren't quite sure of it why do you think Italy is just blocked all its doors to everything right now because they don't have a handle on they don't once they get a handle on it they'll take care of it one of the reason why you would do with the flu also is that it's sort of built in both people understand the flu the common flow they know the risks that come with it they know what happens with the flow and they're comfortable with it but they've never heard of this thing this corona virus and so all it's it's it's all whatever let's get to Joe Biden lightning because I I'm gonna be just lecture on and I'm never gonna get us Biden bidens done it again we talked about this up in New Hampshire where he said or in Iowa where he sent a fax to the guy and what you can just you whether you said that or not but he challenged the guide will push up contests and then told him go vote for somebody else up in New Hampshire he called her a lion dog face pony soldier because she said she'd been to a caucus and he knew she hadn't banned and I keep telling you like who's telling Biden that this is a good idea to keep just belittling in talking down the average Joe's always done it again so Biden's Oppenheim Michigan they obviously get their primary tonight and there's a bunch of guys in hard hats there and one of the guys confronts Biden over the second amendment and what what happened remember biting just recently told that you're going to be in charge of guns for may battles the guy who said we're gonna be knocking on doors to confiscate guns so the guy confronts him on it and all sorts of chaos ensues here you go second.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I'm Jim McKay and here's what's happening when will it stop on certainty on Wall Street on a number of different levels it has markets deep into the red yet again to start the week at the very latest now as we go live to Bloomberg where we join Mona Rivera Jim stocks are struggling to recover from those losses that triggered a circuit breaker this morning when the S. and P. plunge seven percent right now the S. and P. is down more than six percent the Dow is down six and three quarters percent more than seventeen hundred points and the nasdaq is down five and a half percent so a bad day today my mom or their Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston news radio R. I. Mona we're checking back in with Bloomberg coming up at one thirty eight as we continue to track these losses which have been brutal again triggering those automatic stops on Wall Street president trump saying he isn't worried about corona virus getting closer to the White House and he's now criticizing the media for their coverage of the outbreak president trump insists there are no mixed messages coming from his administration on covert nineteen but today on Twitter he continued to downplay the spread of the virus noting that quote nothing is shut down life in the economy go on that ignores the schools and businesses in parts of the country that are temporarily closed and a deep dive on Wall Street this morning but on fox news his HHS secretary Alex ETS are had a different message this is a very serious health problems nobody is trying to minimize that it is a very serious public health threat to the people of the United States Karen Travers ABC news the White House and it's one thirty two on WBZ newsradio meantime sports teams like the Celtics could be forced to play without their fans inside of the arena because fears about the corona virus legend game at TD garden with no fans in the stands in a recent memo the NBA told all thirty teams that if it becomes necessary they should have a plan in the event they have to play games in empty arenas a move that would protect players and fans from the spread of the corona virus Boston Celtics all star Kemba Walker reportedly said that would be terrible they might as well cancel the whole game before that and LA Lakers lebron James not liking the idea either pleasure of touring in a van nine point at TD garden more hand sanitizing dispensers have been installed the guardian is also wiping down a disinfecting areas more often at TD garden sherry small WBZ Boston news radio a scary moment over the weekend for a woman in Danvers Karen Hagen was driving along route.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Good afternoon I'm Jim McKay and here are the five things you need to know at one forty five one confirmed case seven presumptive cases of the corona virus in Massachusetts an update this afternoon from governor Charlie Baker mayor Marty Walsh in other state health officials president trump during tornado damages in Tennessee after a back and forth this morning he will in fact be headed to the CDC in Atlanta a large scale indoor marijuana grow operation that's legal could be coming to Mansfield the pot business just made their pitch to town leadership as we await the endorsement of senator Elizabeth Warren we learned that New Hampshire senator Maggie Hasin has endorsed Joe Biden as we continue our top story Massachusetts officials at a press conference today at Boston city hall giving an update on the corona virus across the state here's secretary of health and Human Services of merry lose shutters breaking down the numbers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts there is one confirmed case of covert nineteen we now have seven presumptive positive cases there are four in Suffolk County there are three in Norfolk County and there's one in Middlesex County you heard from chief Martinez the three from the Biogen conference there are two additional presumptive positive cases from the Biogen conference and those are the two individuals and Norfolk County man again the big numbers there one confirmed case in the states seven presumptive cases across the state WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe was at that news conference at Boston city hall and you'll be hearing her reports here throughout the afternoon meantime monthly jobs report showing some pretty big games when it comes to jobs across the United States the economy still trucking along but there is a reason today and why those markets aren't exactly booming and Wall Street to government says employers added two hundred seventy three thousand jobs last month business analyst Jill Schlesinger says the corona virus could turn things around we are looking at leisure and hospitality which has certainly taken a beating as well as the energy sector those are the two places where we believe there could be job losses in the coming months the jobless rate in February was three point five percent down a tenth of a point from January Steve K. fan CBS news at one forty seven the Vatican announcing that a patient in its health services has tested positive for coronavirus first patient testing positive on Thursday the Vatican has temporarily suspended most of its health services to focus on disinfecting containing the spread will be a challenge there are now more than thirty two hundred Italians officially infected with at least a hundred and forty eight deaths here even pope Francis was suspected to have the corona virus after he cancelled his yearly length retreat last week the Vatican issued a statement saying his cold was quote without symptoms related to other pathologies though it did not say whether he'd been tested for the virus Meghan Williams ABC news the Vatican and it's one forty eight now clashes continue along the order between Turkey and Greece the situation began building when Turkey's president announced that previously guarded borders would be opened for migrants to leave the country thousands of refugees began assembling at the border with Greece which remains close by Greek officials Rick forces used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds land that is bill zim for reporting it's now one forty eight Massachusetts state police are hoping a digital image that was made by extracting DNA from a company in Virginia will lead to finding the identity of a man whose torso was dumped on a beach in Cape Cod some six years ago they're hoping if someone can identify the victim that could lead potentially to a suspect the torso was found back on June fourth twenty fourteen at the town neck beacon's beach rather instead which and it was dressed up in a teacher from a Rhode Island company and was also wrapped in layers of plastic a one time nursing assistant convicted of simple assault in patient abuse at a Dover New Hampshire nursing home nineteen year old Samantha Siegel was convicted yesterday after a jury trial to Strafford county Superior Court she covered the mouth of the ninety two year old patient and was recording it while she was working at the Saint Anne's rehab a nursing home in Dover she then placed a caption on the video and it read when you can't deal with talking anymore she was covering the mouth of that patient she then shared that video it's one forty nine now a story we have been reporting about this week awfully cool up in Beverly they're getting an electric school bus and our own Carl Stevens caught up with the mayor of Beverly on the new details of this bus which will be hitting the streets later this year Beverly mayor Mike Cahill was all smiles as he talked about the electric school bus which is coming in August we have a bus fleet of forty seven vehicles in our our hope is one day to transition entirely away from our our gas and diesel but this is just a first step the first step that was made possible thanks to a grant obtained by highland electric transportation that company's going to lease the electric bus to Beverly for five years for the same amount it costs the city to lease a diesel bus from Beverly Carl Stevens WBZ Boston news radio it's one fifty now a federal judge saying Attorney General William Barr presented a misleading and distorted accounts of the Mahler reporting is now demanding it to be furnished an unredacted of copy of that report says Reggie Walton who was appointed by president George W. bush challenges bars very integrity and goes on to say that he is quote grave concerns about bars actions that far as lack of candor specifically calls into question Attorney General Barr's credibility sources close to bart telling me the judge is wrong on the facts this comments about bars intentions are inappropriate and the freedom of information act lawsuit is seeking a full version of the Muller reports and accuses the Attorney General of misleading the public.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Jim McKay here's what's happening Columbia gas has agreed that they will no longer be operating in Massachusetts and they will be sold this is all part of an agreement to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from the Merrimack valley gas explosions from twenty eighteen WBZ's Chris farm at a news conference this morning at the Moakley courthouse the U. S. attorney's office in spite of this plea deal the admission of guilt no amount of money can mask the disaster created by Columbia gas in the fall of twenty eighteen it only serves as a reminder to FBI special agent Joe Bonneville want up to the settlement is a sobering reminder that if you decide to put profits before public safety you will pay the consequences one of the lawn to went on to say the utility willfully disregarded and violated minimum federal safety regulations using inexperienced and unqualified workers something he called the pattern of flagrant organizational indifference for which Columbia gas will be fined fifty three million dollars the stiffest penalty under the federal pipeline safety act to date the utility's parent company nisource has also agreed to sell Columbia gas which will no longer be allowed to operate a Massachusetts outside federal court Chris Pham WBZ Boston news radio and there is also a news conference going on as we speak with you Lawrence mayor Dan Rivera members of their fire department WBZ's Karen regal is there and we'll be hearing from her this afternoon it's to all one at six o'clock tonight president trump will be holding a news conference alongside officials from the centers for disease control an update on the severity of the corona viruses it continues to spread across the globe you'll hear it here live at WBZ newsradio in the meantime the CDC is out with a new warning health officials.
Boston: Former Holy Cross Rowing Coach Cited After Fatal Crash
"Five Holy Cross former Holy Cross women's rowing coach has been issued a citation following a deadly crash that killed one of his student athletes we're joined by W. B. C.'s Jim McKay with a look at the story good morning gentlemen good morning there Jeff yeah it was just last week when we learned that former Holy Cross women's rowing coach Patrick Diggins was retiring after thirty four years coaching there he was behind the wheel of the team van down in vero beach Florida back on January fifteenth they were headed to a training exercise he turned left at a green light on a busy road but failed to yield for oncoming traffic thirteen people were injured one of his rowers grace Rhett's sophomore from Oxbridge died in that crash now this citations Dickens is facing is not criminal in nature the investigation is considered close police though are turning over what they learn to local prosecutors
First flu-related death this season confirmed in Massachusetts
"From the first flu related deaths in Massachusetts this year for someone under the age of eighteen years WBZ's Jim McKay a teenager from Worcester county has died who recently came down with the influenza B. virus it's considered the first pediatric flu related deaths in the state one of thirty nine across the country so far this year latest weekly flu report from the department of public health in Massachusetts saying influenza illness like activity remains high earlier this month the severity level across the state
Gov. Charlie Baker Set To Deliver State Of The Commonwealth Address
"For joint session of the Massachusetts house and Senate will gather tonight on Beacon Hill for the twenty twenty state of the state address from governor Charlie Baker WBZ's Jim McKay has a preview from Beacon Hill tonight at seven governor Baker will get his chance to talk to you as residents across the Commonwealth get a chance to hear the state of the state the economy for the greater Boston area and in general eastern mass is great elsewhere there is lots of investment in work that needs to be done governor Baker signed a massive seven year education investment plan back in November which kicks in this year while tax revenues have been up there will be a nine hundred million dollar budget gap that needs to be figured out not to mention transportation costs with ideas being batted around on how to fix the MBTA and improve world transportation options as well all gets underway at seven o'clock
Boston Marathon bomber death penalty jury not properly questioned, lawyer argues
"Arguments begin today at the first circuit court of appeals with lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar so naive WBZ's Jim McKay reports that they're trying to get his death sentence overturned arguing he did not receive a fair trial the crux of the argument it was impossible for a fair trial because emotions were running high in the media coverage was inescapable back winter night was convicted on all thirty charges he faced and then sentenced to death in twenty fifteen now prosecutors have said the jury process was careful and thorough they're also saying the defense attorneys argument has flaws because that argument could be made for any case at any venue or national media coverage is present your knives attorneys have said Jowhar was part of the twenty thirteen marathon bombings that killed three and injured over
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Conditions this morning and it's making the ride to work big old fashioned mass WBZ TV meteorologist Derek Fisher on who's getting hit hardest the right to it right now southeastern Massachusetts as were most the steadier still will be in and out across Cape Cod and the islands as well not really leaving the cave until around mid day not exactly easy in the greater Boston area either WBZ's Jim McKay is out testing the roadways and he joins us now is looking gem Hey there Jeff yeah it's officially started to get like a mess out here I'm standing right outside our government center here the JFK federal building where they are now starting to plow the sidewalks it's got those little cat truck sell with the many plows on as it's getting to that point where they were they need them so I guess we can officially say we've got about an inch on the ground here in Boston and I've just been watching it fall with a greater visibility because we are starting to get a little bit of sunlight out here and government center is starting to fill up a bit more as was bit Perrin earlier today but that's no that's falling it's a bit on the thick side it's a bit on the west side of the one thing I do have to say is that you mention those temperatures we saw yesterday in the past few days that were almost feel like spring that is definitely helping a lot because the ground is in frozen when that snow is sticking so there are certainly slick spots absolutely be careful out there is your driving but it's not the frozen hard ground and it's not accumulating into possibly greater point that it could be reporting live the government center Jim McKay WBZ Boston's newsradio Jim thank you Springfield man faces drug and weapons charges after state police raid an apartment there is already say Todd cruzado was arrested troopers grabbed in India in.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"However this morning WBZ's Jim McKay has been traveling the city streets said he joins us now with an update how's it going jam Hey there Jeff yeah my government center where you just mentioned the shovels they are out in an abundance different coffee shops a couple of Duncan's and some higher end ones absolutely if they're out here shoveling the sidewalks and I gotta say there's a lot of people telecommuting today's law offices that are close so the usual crazy for tracking your seeing around here is not too much of it but there are people that still have to get to work I just spoke with Johnny works at children's hospital he had this to say like you along with John get on the three yeah use the forget it thank you substandard vice there absolutely public transportation is being urged to use just try to stay off those roadways the only good part about this there Jeff the temperatures starting at least flirt with the freezing mark so hopefully we can get there soon enough and we are starting to see some daylight reporting live a government center of Boston Jim McKay WBZ bosses newsradio isn't really all that long ago we were wearing shorts right so here we are early December digging out and we're with you every step of the way we still got some time to go with this but stick around with us WBZ newsradio for everything you need to know about getting through this wintery blast because we're always live we're always local and we're always with you to either on your radio or with the I heart radio app think about that when you're on the road rules of the road more important today than most days and WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe tells us about a teenager in Wellesley teaming up with a local school in the hopes of helping drivers get to know their cars a little bit better at Wellesley high school junior Charlie believe this finished his driver's ed course last spring learning the rules of the road what he didn't learn was some basic car maintenance and safety skills there is nothing about how to do any of this stuff changing tires oil or anything so we thought of a class that would teach it new drivers these other important elements of what you need as a driver Charlie was unsuccessful in finding a class that would teach those kind of things what he discovered that.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The next WBZ's Jim McKay has more in a new bill that's going through Beacon Hill that bands flavored tobacco products this is the first Asian action we're really help the way state rep Danielle Greg war speaking glowingly about a potential ban all flavored tobacco products to pass the house without any trouble it's now off to the Senate well the bill is being praised by anti smoking advocates small business owners say this movie does nothing but hurt their bottom line they've held rallies outside the state house saying it will trickle down to other parts of their operations now the bill still needs to move through the Senate no timetable on when or if that will happen on Beacon Hill Jim McKay WBZ Boston's newsradio one tiny cigarette company jul labs says now it plans to get rid of six hundred fifty jobs doing it over the next year the figure represents about sixteen percent of the company's workforce a market leader in the electronic cigarette industry tool has been on the defensive following stories about teen Peiping and long Ellis infidelities related to vaping and that's Tom Roberts let me know six Middleboro man now being charged with attempted murder after police say he deliberately crashed into an officer's cruiser the incident occurring last night Middlesboro police responding to homa where ham street is it the man fled the house in his car and when officers caught up in the parking lot he drove head on into a cruiser three times then surrendered I suspect brought to the hospital we don't know his name just yet the officer inside the cruiser was treated as well for minor injuries anger and outrage now in Colorado a grand jury they're finding police officers were justified in the killing of a black teen nineteen year old divine Bailey shot several times in the back during a foot chase in August the el Paso county DA Dan may says there will be no criminal charges filed he downplays any suggestions that the great a grand jury was influences grand jury with believers were several in.
Brookline, W. B. C. And Jim Mckay discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Electric scooters now on the road in Brookline and a few months into a pilot program many say those scooters are now are not all they're cracked up to be it's an issue with safety as we hear from W. B. C.'s Jim McKay it really depends on who you ask but I work in a hospital so I see all these tragic things happen to people I spoke to this woman waiting for Green Line train of the Washington Square station she says it's a great idea but there are many concerns I think I'm just concerned about people's safety in fact the first day they launch the program back in April the woman fell down scraped your head and needed to go to the hospital not everyone is exactly abiding by the rules I see young kids and even adults weaving in and out of traffic however the long term goal is to ease traffic congestion people just need to realize the rules you need to
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Jim McKay thanks for joining us and here's what's happening all they're not worried about power outages any more down the Cape however that cleanup process after those tornadoes will be ongoing for quite some time this National Guard troops are also on the Cape right now helping out governor Baker signing off on five hundred troops to help clean up that debris that is still draped across properties all over the cave Chris Bessie is with me a saying all of this will take quite some time before everything is cleaned up in terms of the debris it's it's gonna take a little while particularly you know is it people have may have trees down on their their homes are private property which is a little bit different but we're working to it at least for the foreseeable future still sending the state assets down to help the local officials with getting the debris off the roads and off the sides of the roads to make it make it past the joining WBZ today on top of the National Guard troops some two hundred state prison workers a hundred inmates from minimum security facility is also helping out two EF one tornado so the wind speeds topping out at a hundred and ten miles per hour with through the Cape earlier this week on Tuesday this time it's a train engine fire more problems for the M. B. T. A. as passengers were evacuated last night at the canton junction station on the commuter rail WBZ's Chris fama talking to riders but the latest episode every time one of these incidents occur as passengers tell us about the confusion that exists the lack of information available and lengthy delays conductor says I wanna be stopped about five minutes maybe maybe want to get off it's going to only take about fifteen minutes and so thirty minutes in he says all right they've got a fire in canton junctions and they need three trains to pass before we can go and that's going to take X. amount of time not sure how long she just hang out and and stay cool two hours later we finally got home followed by the inevitable the fare hikes are slap in the face is we're gonna raise the rates and we're not going to be ray he to make those improvements in canton Chris fama WBZ Boston's news radio and one thirty two with a deadly hit and run last night in Charles town and now Boston police are trying to find out who's responsible it was shortly after eleven last night police police were called to a body in the middle of the road.
Blue Apron's stock soars after it adds Beyond Meat to meal kits
"Yeah there's a new partnership now with one company and day home delivery service that has markets moving today on Wall Street WBZ TV is Jim McKay spoke about that with Bloomberg business reporter and Riley Moffett starting in August when you order a blue apron male cat customers will have the option to pick recipes that use the beyond meat patties so eager shoppers can already buy beyond meat patties in grocery stores they didn't in my experience most people probably aren't comfortable yet knowing how to cook them to cook them like meet you cook them differently so the ideas in a blue apron give you a recipe they talk you through each step and they're certainly hoping that subscribers will be interested in maybe some new people sign up and if not for these markets and this this beyond me to product is getting a lot a lot a hyper recently of course it's the almost the same amount of protein of not more than a regular beef Patty but what a lot of people are saying with less side effects than actual meat products could you break down basically what is in the beyond the meat and some of the the the proposed health benefits that people are talking about whether it was the main ingredient is please isn't Milan told there Paul says and so it some people say that that's better for you certainly have higher fiber and beef Patty I think one of the other questions is it better for the earth and so a lot of people maybe switching over to that's not you know because of calorie or sodium stating which in some cases it is anything necessarily better but because they don't want to be involved in something that might be bad for the environment and at least in this case you know it's not mass agriculture it's not all the cattle farms into that argument to be made that made it better in the long run for the world and now this is gonna be a partnership with blue apron blue apron has been struggling as of late sense they went public is this going to provide a boost right now is that what markets are pretty much looking at market they're happy about it today blue apron is spiking and they you know certainly remember when blue apron IPO in two thousand seventeen it was seen as this Wall Street Darling it was the unicorn company and since then for blueprint things that just come crashing down shares are down something like ninety percent have a very hard time retaining customers they've been under fire for all that wasteful packaging and then there could be a lot more competition in the mail space the milk it faced many of somebody like be I'd meet con man which is now the hottest new thing on Wall Street though it certainly makes sense for blue apron to want to partner with them in for beyond meat it seems like there's just right now kind of an endless pool of investors because this is just it is what it is right now with society people are looking for healthier options and this seems like it's something that has a lot of potential wide is beyond me choose to partner with a company like blue apron that like you mentioned has been struggling as of late you know I'll be honest I'm trying to figure it out myself I don't think it hurts beyond meat in anyway you know they probably need a couple new customers they get in front of people who like to cook and sell your presently there people who will then be in a pipe meet themselves at the grocery store I don't think beyond meat needs this you know and and blueprint customers tend to be young millennial coastal leads and that's more or less who already knows about the on meeting may already be dying it so beyond really needs to get into your it like you know your average middle American family and I don't think blueprints going to do that for them but you know no harm in having a tie up I suppose are we just in general looking at a overall new trends right now or are we going to see a bunch of beyond meat products pop up out there I mean I think that's exactly right yeah I need and rivals yeah we saw some statistics that US retail sales of plant based foods were up eleven percent in the last year so this is growing fast you know you had here take me you have your alternate mail you have a fake ice cream and people are really interested in this stuff yeah I think we'll see what we see next but you know and powerful burger is certainly arrival here and they're about to be in every Burger King in the United States so people haven't had a chance to try this trend going to thing out menus
"jim mckay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I'm Jim McKay for WBZ Boston's NewsRadio the department of Justice will be looking into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation. The is reporting that attorney general William bar has assigned US attorney John Durham to lead the inquiry to see how intelligence was gathered. And if it was lawful and appropriate that US attorney. Any John Durham is now based out of Connecticut. He wants led the corruption probe into the Boston F B I office, which wound up leading to the indictment of former FBI agent. John Connolly a win in court for patriots owner Robert Kraft, the video evidence in his prostitution case will not be available for his trial. Judge ruled that evidence cannot be used at his trial. The judge also throughout evidence from the traffic stop as well. And that particular case craft is alleged to have shown the police I Super Bowl ring that he had today's ruling as a significant blow to the prosecution's case European DACA with WBZ TV's, I team craft has pleaded not guilty to solicitation charges and police are looking for five men wanted for questioning in a brutal beating that left a victim with broken bones in their face took place at the north Quincy station last Friday night. The five men were on surveillance video and wearing Bruins gear. Pictures of them can be seen at WBZ ten thirty dot com. The Bruins have game three of these conference. Final later tonight. The Red Sox. Socks are at Fenway against the Rockies Jim McKay. WBZ Boston's NewsRadio. Then Ray here with my good friend. Eric PVC, the owner of Window World of Boston, Eric hoped me install Window World windows, in my home over ten years ago seems just like yesterday, Dan, how those.
"jim mckay" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Spoke with filmmaker jim mckay recently about his latest film starring primarily non actors elsa team od his first feature and thirteen years currently in theaters things cinema guild we mentioned the wire earlier so this is also very coincidental known for directing episodes of the wire breaking bad big love mister robot mckay's return to feature length film making was a longtime coming and he explained why careerwise turned out this way quote once you start directing television then you keep getting asked to do it and then you do it some more the first year i did one show the wire the second i did three the third i probably four and then within four or five years i was doing six to seven tv shows a year working in tv you get a lot of free time in between shows but that doesn't necessarily mean you can take that free time in right a bunch of scripts for me whenever show wraps i need time because it's so mentally and physically exhausting i'm not a multitasker i can't like take a break onset of tv show and worked for fifteen minutes on new script i'm not wired that way so even though i had written in elsa team oh dea in two thousand and four i didn't have the opportunity really to take it out and make it happen until all these years later when i had a saved up some money that can invest in the movie and be saved up some more money so that i could take at least six months off and not get paid i initially thought i'll tv shows for a year or two and then i'll make a movie it just didn't happen that way with me but i'm not gonna wait another ten years i'm going to figure out a way to make it happen a lot more often minute challenges to figure out a way to do both somehow and of course obviously jim has really great problem to have an away because look at these great tv shows that he is working on but on a more macro level you can kind of see that as what you kind of want to get back to in in weird way tv industry was his day job and he was still trying to find time and raise money during his day job to work on the passion project that he had and took thirteen years and nobody would say that he was unsuccessful in those thirteen years between films because of the procedures work he was doing but he had to really tell them self i'm gonna take six months off not get paid and make sure i can do this because it's drawing me back i think is always a need and urge that artists half god i can relate to that so much and i bet a lot of our listeners can too it's almost painful to hear but exciting that he made the leap i mean i started shooting mike urrent doc project almost ten years ago so it's like in docs are different because docs place overtime so they tend to have a longer production schedule but i have haven't even really touched it since i've been working fulltime at no film school i mean at this just reality of this business but it's encouraging to hear that someone like jim made it happen and it's out there and in theaters now and then shouts this week nomination round voting for this year's emmy awards ended on monday and nominations will be announced july twelve so we want to send out a big good luck to those of you who products were under consideration i hope we'll get to a report some listeners names in few months and as mentioned earlier academy award nominated filmmaker debra granik will be on next monday's podcast for her new film leave no trace along with two producers from the film both of whom are named in i spoke with the trio and it was a very lightning conversation that i think any filmmaker get a lot out of because we talked a lot about this key ingredient of willingness that you ideally want to foster among your entire cast and crew to make production go as.
"jim mckay" Discussed on WTMA
"There was a lot of wars already in gaza in two thousand nine there was a warren gaza and the us embassy in tel aviv and in two thousand twelve there was a war in gaza and the us embassy was in tel aviv and in two thousand fourteen there was a war in gaza where the us embassy was wasn't telling me it wasn't tel aviv at that time and now you have this this nonsense on the border and the headlines are the embassy move is causing violence right now here's the funny thing michael i just mentioned jim mckay and the nineteen seventy two munich olympics where group of palestinians attacked kidnapped held hostage it was like worse than american airlines the israeli athletes and and they murdered them all of course and jim mckay rightly crying on the air they're gone they're all gone and that was for many americans who were alive at that time our our entree to the palestinian people hey welcome to the palestinian people this is this is who we are this is what we do and then you know black september attacks here attacks there and then all kinds of other attacks text text text abu nidal we got boss we have the achille laura we got plane hijackings we got the unknown terrorists with the paper bag over his head sticking his head out the window of the number of that around the time of the chuck barris the gong show the unknown comic and then we had the unknown terrorist with the literally brown paper bag over his head like a big lunch back or maybe it wasn't even big maybe at a very small head and and this has been going on forever and ever and it predates any of us this is this is the norm there and talk about new slammers i mean they can't even remember anything from last week at this that's exactly right it is news timers they can't even remember anything from last week at this point and they failed to report that the the hamas people are attacking israel weeks and weeks leading up to the embassy opening and.
Another Middle East Meltdown? - Project Syndicate
"White house will always support israel israel absolutely has a sovereign and right to defend itself and this activity and this action is just further demonstration that the iranian regime cannot be trusted just two days prior to iran launching missiles into israel president trump pulled the us out of the nuclear deal made with iran saying it's a decayed deal that gave too much to iran fox's benjamin hall is in jerusalem with international reaction well if us world leaders actually come out and speak open was prime minister benjamin netanyahu and of course it was him who led the pressure campaign to push for the us to leave this deal president trump did an historic move and this is what israel thanks president trump for his courageous leadership next up it was president ruhani of iran he insisted iran was not violating the deal and said despite the us decision they would stay in it you're listening to israel in the news in jerusalem they're starting to see the first times of the us embassy moved from tel aviv slated for may fourteenth fox's jim mckay has more today the first street signs warren stalled written in hebrew directing traffic to the us embassy which will open up officially in jerusalem monday the embassy will receive a festive opening and will coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the state of israel the decision by president trump to move the us embassy to jerusalem was made last december it was praised by israel however in angered palestinians the us site that will open monday will be a small facility to start part of a larger longterm us embassy project this has been israel in the news weekly news summary presented by the international fellowship of christians and jews visit keys to israel dot com to download our free resources in honor of israel's seventieth anniversary i'm sour.
"jim mckay" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"The role of the host kind of evolved and in a way that you've expressed was was not always something you appreciated walking away now it is it easy easier because the role has been diminished in some ways when i began doing it at a latenight host than 88 and then the primetime host beginning in barcelona in ninety two it was a little more freewheeling obviously the focus has to be on the action but there were little spaces in between where you could put a punctuation when they came back to the studio he could put a punctuation on it or at a fact or fit of historical perspective or context and there might be a minute or a minute and a half or two minute at the most essay at the end up a given night were you could highlight something that happen maybe it was the something that we covered it up but something interesting something along those side streets of the olympics with jim mckay gives the talk about and then as the years went by it just became more and more tightly format it and i understand that as a business decision because the television world changed it wasn't just that people have the remotecontrolled in their hands they had so many more choices than they once had and their attention span have been changed by the digital revolution on everything that they've been bombarded with so i'm not blaming anybody of roles were switched on i was an executive for the lead producer i might make symbolise decisions but it did diminish the role of the host and make it more often than not that of the traffic cop rather than a reporter for a commentator um and i understood that but it wasn't necessarily the most gratified roll we're speaking with bob costas about the olympics and other things he was prime time host at twelve olympic games 92 in till 2016 the most recent games in.