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"To work to make certain teachers had what they needed to talk to their kids the following morning. Thinking not just about what to say, but how to say it. We worked with a psychologist because we knew the teachers also really wanted to be prepared to help students deal with the emotional aspects of watching such a troubling event unfold. Pakis says these conversations can't be avoided. In fact, she insists that they are what teaching is all about. This'll is NPR news. It's 8 42. And there's been a problem in San Leandro for a little bit. Joe is back there again with an update. It is a crash on 80 north bound right before Marina Boulevard reported about 20 minutes ago or so fire truck blocking the right lane and there is a back up towards Washington, but it's not a huge backup. Looks like the roadway is clear in Berkeley, 80 eastbound Before Ashby. There was a crash with a motorcycle down, but traffic is moving a lot better there. And everything else is pretty peaceful. We've had a few other crashes. But as far as backups none. There is a hit and run in the city south one when it's Cesar Chavez, but no delay Joe McConnell for KQED. Thank you, Joe Time. Now, For a perspective the restaurant's imposed by the excuse me. The restraints imposed by the pandemic.
Fresh "Joe Mcconnell" from Morning Edition
"You're listening to morning edition on KQED. Brian will be back with more cake, You et news first. Joe is off to a belief. San Leandro. We've got some traffic trouble. North 80 Marina. First reports of a crash just came in a vehicle hit the wall and it might be an injury and 80 eastbound still jammed up because of the crash near Ashby with the motorcycle is down. Joe McConnell for KQED. Okay, thanks, Joe. Traffic support comes from European sleep works. And support for KQED comes from PG and E. With a time of use rate plan. Small changes and electricity usage can.
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"I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Tanya. Mostly stay with us. The California report starts in just a minute or so first, though Joe is back with a little bit of traffic. And very little very proof you problems, nothing reported as far as a hazard or a crash. There's a road work slowdown in the Waldo grade north bound through the tunnel, but it's just a moderate, heavy traffic barely slowed. Ln the Altamont Pass, just little bunched up around Grant Line Road. And fog. Not as bad as yesterday. But there is a fog advisory for the North Bay between Nevada and Petaluma along 11. Joe McConnell for cake you, buddy, Thank you, Joe Traffic support. Comes from European sleep works. This week on science Friday how folklore can help us understand conspiracy theories that.
Fresh "Joe Mcconnell" from Morning Edition
"Member station by name. This is NPR news. It's 5 19. Let's check on the traffic. I get to say good morning to Joe McConnell. Hey, Joe, it is Andy. Good morning. Happy Friday. Pretty good out there. Just a few minor hazards is forest traffic could flow in the 80 East about that hilltop. There might be a stalled vehicle of the off ramp. Columbus Parkway off ramp from 7 80. There's a report of a collision there, but no details on it. Not seeing any slowdown, though, and they're still a crash into body south of Page Mill Road in the southern peninsula. It's been out there for about a half an hour with a pickup truck that's off into a ditch, but Those slowing there either. Joe McConnell for KQED. Okey dokey. Thanks, Joe. And coming up later on this morning. We've got the California report. You can hear that at.
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"Less than a week now, before California Senator Kamila Harris, he is said to be sworn in as our nation's next Vice president and historic day set for Wednesday. Coming up. Scott de True of NPR, sits down with Harris less than a week before she and President elect Biden are set to take office in Washington. That's coming up on morning edition and more this hour as well. Joe McConnell will be here a few minutes from now, with a look at Friday. Traffic your commute. That westbound 80 closure and Vallejo that was in effect all night. Long wrapped up early. They opened the lanes just after 3 15 or so, so that should not be a problem for you at this hour westbound 80. Headed through the Leo as you head for the car. Kenya's bridge. However, if you're driving this morning, heads up for some patchy, locally dense fog around the area Once the sun comes up for the bay.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell for cake, you, buddy. All right, Thanks, Joe. I'm now for a perspective, It seems like everything changed this year. Thanks to Cove it, including our vocabulary. Debbie Duncan has this perspective. I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions. But every December I do like to record what I'm grateful to have at the end of the year. That was not part of my life in January, say a new friend of product, even a recipe. For many of us 2020 won't be associating with positivity, though I sure appreciate my new weighted blanket and wonder why it took me so long to discover that deliciousness of shock Shika North African slash Middle eastern dish of peppers, onions and tomatoes. This December. I'm thinking about words and how many new and repurpose words and expressions have become part of the Van Neck Euler because of covert 19, the disease caused by this novel, coronavirus. The Oxford English Dictionary couldn't come up with a 2020 word of the year. There are too many. Merriam Webster settled on pandemic. That term wasn't new to me. My great aunt Bea told me about the 1918 flu pandemic. When I was a child to explain why she developed Parkinson's disease. I knew the perils of a pandemic before living through one. How about masks in before times face masks weren't operating rooms Dennis offices, Asia and perhaps here during wildfire season Now I have a stack of mass by the front door and in the car mask up, say, signs on the back of Busses. Masks aren't enough to keep us safe as we also need to practice social distancing. I prefer to call it physical distancing Whatever stay 6 ft, away from anyone who does not live with you or her was not near pandemic pot or bubble. These behaviors and early stay at home orders were supposed to flatten the curve or not, because Americans have shown to be the worst. Following advice of public health experts, some so called Cove Idiots attends super spreader events. Smaller community spread is added to the surge We're now experiencing. And then a for more people to quarantine and kids to continue distance learning. Will be achieved. Herd immunity through vaccine or illness. Please let it be by safe and effective vaccines. I hope that next year vaccine is the obvious word of the year as it leads us to good health and better living in 2021 beyond With the perspective. I'm Debbie Duncan..
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"In one giant court battle is brewing between big government and big tech. The Justice Department has followed a long expected anti trust action against Google, and it spells trouble for other tech giants. NBC News, Justice correspondent Pete Williams says 11 states are joining the federal case, accusing Google of dominating the market for online advertising by using contracts and other means to stifle competition. Some lawmakers have also accused Amazon, Apple and Facebook of amassing monopoly power. Ah Malaysian bribery scandal is now costing Goldman Sachs more than $5 billion, about two thirds of a full year's profit. The investment bank has just agreed to settle the case filed with the US government for $2.8 billion on top of the 2.5 billion. It already agreed to pay the Malaysian government for its role in the reported theft of billions of dollars from an investment fund known as one MBD. As part of the U. S settlement, Goldman is admitting fault but not guilt, which differs criminal prosecution unless Goldman is caught doing something else wrong. Shoppers planned to visit fewer stores than ever this holiday season. That's according to an annual survey by Deloitte. More than half say they're anxious about shopping in stores this year, and most plan to get their shopping done sooner. Last year's holiday shopping season lasted about 7.5 weeks this years might be over in six Loes is betting on more than home and garden items for the holidays. Bertha Coombs explains the chain unveiling its holiday deals today, which will include a broader range of merchandise. Include betting air friars, spin bikes and Scooter's. The move is part of lows turnaround effort and was put in place before the Corona virus pandemic. But the items that stocking could help it benefit from consumers Focus on staying home These days. I'm perfect tunes and housing starts in building permits are up again, the Census Bureau says. Starts rose almost 2% in September. Permits 5% most of its single family homes. Multi family in a construction fell again. Consumer and Business News Joe McConnell, NBC in his radio. I hard radio here. The top print songs you've gummed up.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Business News. Joe McConnell, NBC news radio, Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse made critical comments about President Trump During a recent campaign event. Michael Kastner reports, SAS was on a telephone town hall to about 17,000 people, and he didn't hold back his criticism of the president the way he kisses dictators but the way he treats women and spend like a drunken sailor early MOX Evangelicals behind closed doors, says his family is treated the presidency like a business opportunities. Flirted with white supremacists. SAS suggested Trump was costing the Republican Party young voters also warned the Trump will likely lose to Joe Biden and expects the Senate to flip a CZ well, Russia is spreading disinformation about one of the leading candidates for a covert 19 vaccine. The Times of London reports. Russia wants to sell its own vaccine, so it's trying hard to discredit others. It's security officers are posting photos means and videos that the vaccine being developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca could turn people into monkeys. Japan is reportedly considering a move that has alarmed environmentalists in the country. We get more from correspondent bills infer, According to several news agencies in Japan, the government has decided to release radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. More than one million tons of contaminated water has been collected since the plant was devastated in a 2011 earthquake. While environmentalists say their release could be harmful. Scientists say the contaminated water would be quickly deluded. A new study out of Austria is providing insight to how cows prefer their communication..
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell's back, he says. There's a thing on the Bay Bridge westbound before the island of reports of what was first described as a large building insulation about six feet long and middle Lane and then someone else said No. It's an entire undercarriage of a vehicle there, dragging it over to the left side. There is a left side there's before the island. All clear. Finally, 37 westbound Hana Ranch approaching, one of one took him three hours to clear the big rig and fuel tank leak crash, But it looks like they've just moved. It all still backed out there and, in fact, in the process of moving it, so you have a least a mile delay. Joe McConnell for Kiki. Okay, thanks, Joe Time. Now, For a perspective. How did San Francisco's most popular tourist attraction get its name? Well, Michael Ellis says the story may surprise You hears his perspective when the Moors invaded and conquered Spain and Portugal in the eighth century A D. They brought with them more than just a perv architecture. Many of the Spanish words that begin with a El alma rant et al Madain. Alka Don alcohol, for example, are Arabic and origin. A L is the article the to the Moors. The bucket on an irrigation wheel that scoops up water was called in Alcatraz. They incorrectly thought Pelican scooped up water and their large bill to carry to their young in the desert. So they named the Pelican Alcatraz. The Spanish seafarers. That word eventually came to me, not just pelicans, but any sea bird. When the first European Juan Manuel de Ayala, sailed into San Francisco Bay in 17 75. The local Aloni madam, of course, these native peoples already had names for all the geographic features of the area. But I didn't stop old won his first morning in the bay. He was anchored near a tiny, dense patch of trees. So he named that place Sausalito, which means a little thicket of willows. The first island that he visited became Eastland Day, Los Angeles or Angel Island. After the Spanish tradition of naming places after the Catholic feast days closest to the discovery date and nearby island, he christened Alcatraz for the thousands of sea birds wheeling around it. However, the island Ayala named Alcatraz was actually the one we now call your Buena Island. What? How that happened, and Englishmen mapping the San Francisco Bay in 18 26 made a mistake. Captain Beachy accidentally transcribed the name Alcatraz on to a much smaller nearby island, thereby cementing that error into the Royal Navy's nautical charts. You're Balbuena. The good Herb Island was probably named for the very abundant native men found Twining all over the island. So a faulty observation. Our European invasion and a typo resulted in the name of the number one tourist destination in the Bay Area..
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On KQ weedy Joe McConnell Texas to Oakland and another look at interstate eight eighty scratches been there an hour now south eat eighty between sixty six and Hagen burger the right lane is still blocked although the fire has been put out that was a motorcycle down the motorcycle was on fire the back it is not quite to high street lower deck of the bay bridge is a surprise slow down approaching the island because of the big rig that stalled at the off ramp eastbound siege because running traffic breaks so Caltrans pretty good and they're probably the done that so the backup is it as bad but it's still pretty heavy the Altamont pass has improved five eighty westbound just a little pocket heavy traffic around grant one much better than the earlier Joe McConnell for KQED thank you show support for KQ weedy today comes from Comcast it's a crucial time for students to stay connected internet essentials has connected millions of low income homes helping students with online learning when it matters most Comcast corporation dot com slash internet essentials did you know you can donate your vehicle to KQ weedy and re route your pollution with an environmentally responsible solution eighty six percent of a car can be recycled and re used donating helps remove your car responsibly and professionally for details go to KQ weedy dot org slash cars hi Marco Werman at the world we're always looking beyond our borders to get the global take on the news that's especially important as we deal with a pandemic we take you to places where the corona virus struck first places that may recover from its effects before.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell for KQED all right thank you Joe Democrats are laying out their opening arguments for impeaching the president they have one more day before the White House response join us for a day for special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news and the coverage gets under way this morning at ten right after the first and only our of form this morning and it looks like the forecast for tonight color today should say calls for sunny skies mostly sunny skies highs in the fifties and sixties this is KQED public radio good morning this is the California report im sold consoles in Los Angeles consider this in the nineteen fifties about a third of American workers were unionized but since then organized labor in the U. S. has seen a decline in membership which in turn has led to less clout for workers but new numbers show union membership in California is actually growing KCRW's cherry Glazer explains another one hundred thirty nine thousand workers in California joined the ranks of organized labor last year that brings the total number of card carrying union members in the state to more than two point seven million or sixteen and a half percent of the work force that's compared to just over eleven a half percent nationwide according to latest figures from the US bureau of labor statistics California's growth in union membership came across a wide range of industries from electricians to academic research to entertainment and unions could continue to see their membership expand thanks to the new state law a B. five that went into effect January first that law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors for the California report on cherry Glazer several environmental groups are asking the California restaurant association to drop its lawsuit against the city of Berkeley over its ban on gas power in new construction the lawsuit claims that restaurants need natural gas for cooking the Sierra club's Matthew Goff says he's concerned that the restaurant industry group doesn't recognize the environmental harm of gas emissions if we want to solve the climate crisis we need to electrify our buildings and stop emitting from our homes and our business is the ordinance that took effect this month won't affect existing restaurant in Berkeley let's turn now to a new front in immigration starting today US immigration officers have new powers to block pregnant women from entering the country the trump administration says it wants to bar foreigners looking to claim birthright citizenship for a child KCRW's Jerome Campbell reports the new rule is likely to have a significant impact here in California these officers are not supposed to ask someone if they are pregnant but the new rule announced this week says they can judge by looking and ask follow up questions to get at someone's travel motivations visitors could also be asked to prove they can pay for medical expenses the trump administration says it is targeting so called birth tourism the practice has been the subject of law enforcement actions in southern California schemes involving Chinese visitors have been broken up from Orange County to the San Gabriel Valley critics here say the rule has broader implications we may talk about the fourteen people who are deemed to be using healthcare public benefits in this country all it is is just simply racist and classes Cynthia breeze a runs the California immigrant policy center which protects the health and safety of those seeking to enter the country she says the department of justice already has the authority to deal with travelers who come under false pretenses and doesn't need more leeway eats another loses another guy is to just targets a specific our class and and and race of people that is in keeping with their agenda to read the system please add that women will now face more scrutiny of their bodies when traveling.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell for KQED stay tuned to get you ready for form it's later this morning nine to eleven with Michael Krasny coming up this month former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy became CEO of the natural resources defense council McCarthy joins form to talk about her new role and the state environmental policy under the trump administration then it ten governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday his plan to win the euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in California shelters form discusses what it would mean for California to become a no kill state join us for the topics your participation invited on form today listen and participate from nine to eleven on KQED public radio partly cloudy skies then sunny highs in the mid fifties generally today there's a big storm system on the way that's supposed to arrive Wednesday night and all day Thursday it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king in Washington DC and I'm David green in Culver city California U. S. defense secretary mark asper thought he would be spending the year twenty twenty focusing on China also Russia instead he is leading the military through a series of attacks on and from Iran All Things Considered co host ari Shapiro went to the Pentagon late yesterday to interview secretary Aspin are joins us this morning hi ari hi David so we should say cigarettes were confirmed in this job six months ago but these last couple weeks wow what's it been like that to be the Pentagon remember it was just one week ago that Iranian missiles started falling on bases in Iraq that house US troops and asper was at the Pentagon when that was happening I wondered what he thought in that moment whether he believes the US was heading for all out war so I asked him just to describe that evening I was here in the in my office at the time down the hallway meeting with the joint chiefs of staff my civilian leaders talking about our next moves if you will second and third order effects we have to do when the alert came my first reaction was well here we go David he's a veteran and expert told me that that moment reminded him of being attacked by scud missiles in nineteen ninety one during the first Gulf War and he said his thoughts went to the American troops who may have been in harm's way last week in the path of Iranian missiles war is unpredictable and doubt my caution was always let's see what happens let's understand their intent let's get a good assessment of casualties and then we can figure out the next steps okay supporting no Americans were killed in those attacks and that the US is not in an all out war with Iran today but are there are those looming questions about why president trump ordered a strike on Iran in general Qassem Soleimani who was killed why they did that in the first place how did esper clear this up for you at all I wouldn't say he cleared it up he did defends the administration's intelligence explanations I even after more than a week they're still very conflicting accounts of why the administration ordered the strike to our member that on for today president trump said in an interview on fox that there was an imminent plan to attack for U. S. embassies I can reveal that I believe it would have been for embassies but Baghdad certainly would have been the lead and then on face the nation on Sunday secretary asper said he never saw such intelligence I didn't see one with regard to four embassies what I'm saying is I sure the president's view that probably my expectation was they're going to go after our embassies so yesterday secretary aspirin I went back and forth about the intelligence and the inconsistencies and finally I asked on this do you agree that the messages have been mixed at best from this administration I don't think so I think they're nested in many ways you know this is one those cases where somebody says six in somebody else's a half dozen and people like to find some time said that's it I'm just not sure exactly which mall what I mean is that the the information builds upon itself or is contained within a broader subset of things but I would say this is the bottom line in all of the entire national security team agrees on this because some saw Mandy was responsible for twenty years worth of attacks on United States forces he was also responded for responsible for killing of civilians in other countries to include his own in Iran he was responsible for the tax leading up to the the the attack that killed the American on air base and the siege of the embassy but why in the week and a half since that attack hasn't the U. S. been able to offer one consistent explanation for why this attack was necessary while we disagree I think we we have had a very thorough explanation as I cited a very senior intelligence committee person who said that the risk of doing nothing the risk of inaction was greater than the risk of action it was very compelling the challenge here is we're we're dealing with very exquisite information information that if we were to lose those sources and methods we will lose insights into the thinking of the Iranian government NBC is reporting that the attack was authorized seven months ago in June is that true that's not accurate that is not accurate you're saying that's not accurate hi sorry look let's look ahead now right right now you've got these militias in Iraq that have the support of a run their attacking bases that have housed Americans in the past in terms of what the U. S. response to all of this might be going forward what is as per se here's where it gets complicated because esper actually answer this question twice administration officials have insisted that Iran will be held accountable for the actions of its proxies these militias in Iraq and I asked esper does that mean the US would attack Iran to retaliate for what malicious in a rock do and at first he said the authorization for the use of military force the AUMF lets the U. S. conduct operations in Iraq but not in Iran and as you'll hear he also mentioned article two of the constitution which establishes presidential power the proxies in Iraq are are available targets for us under the under the AUMF and under the commander to supporting for article two and we are prepared and will strike them in Iraq if they strike our forces and Iran Iran we do not have the authority right now to strike the country of Iran for actions taken by proxy group I said that very clearly and open testimony and I've said that probably to lawmakers and David here's where things got strange because we finish the interview packed up our gear and his press secretary chased us down to say hang on the secretary wants to clarify his answer while so we went back into his office and I ask the question again do you believe the US has the legal authority to strike Iran for the actions of militias in Iraq if it is consistent with the commander in chief's authorities under article two to defend the nation are people on our interests yes we do this is different from what you said earlier which was we do not I just want to know why you're no longer saying I said we do not have the authority under the two thousand to a math to strike Iran and so you're distinguishing between that and article two of the condo search that's exactly right those are two very different legal authorities one is limited to threats emanating from a rock and the one is the president's constitutional authority that many presidents of exercise for decades to protect America to protect our people and to protect our forces which it sounds like you're saying what allow the US to attack Iran in retaliation for actions by militias in Iraq the present always has the right of self defense to exercise an employee force under article two of the constitution still can't believe you brought you back into reality in the interview can you put is two different answers in the context you know I think this back and forth really captures how espers trying to delicately navigate this moment you can tell us something to him that on the one hand he does not want to give Iran a green light to support these militias that are attacking Americans and their allies and on the other hand he does want to sound belligerent like you're threatening attack on Iranian soil all right we're gonna hear a lot more of your interview with the defense secretary on your program this afternoon All Things Considered that's my colleague ari Shapiro are things pleasure to talk to David April first is our senses stay ahead of the national head count some states are doing more preparation than others to encourage all residents to take part California is spending close to a hundred and ninety million dollars that's more than any other state starting today it will send out workers to take a sort of mini census and here is on the low one has the story California officials are so worried that the twenty twenty census will miss enough residents in the state they want some neighborhoods counted not once but twice.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell for KQED and you're listening to morning edition on KQED public radio eighty eight point five FM in San Francisco and eighty nine point three FM in Sacramento now six thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly the house Judiciary Committee will begin considering whether to draft articles of impeachment against president trump next week legal experts are expected to testify at the committee's first hearing a week from today meanwhile president trump says he stands by his personal lawyer Rudy guiliani amid questions about Giuliani's role in Ukraine policy already is a great corruption fighter he's one of the greatest in the last fifty years he was the greatest mayor in the history of the city of New York by far that's the president speaking to bill O. Reilly federal prosecutors in New York are investigating at least six pharmaceutical companies Brian man of north country public radio says they're examining whether drug manufacturers purposely created an over supply of opioids in some communities in the U. S. some of the biggest players in the drug industry are drying new scrutiny here manufacturers like Kevin Johnson and Johnson distributors McKesson in AmerisourceBergen what we know is that they've been getting subpoenas for documents relating to prescription opioids the subpoenas coming from the US attorney's office in Brooklyn we know this because the companies have been disclosing these demands in public filings to investors so far federal prosecutors themselves keeping a very tight lid on what charges if any they might bring they declined to confirm or deny that a full blown criminal probe is even under way this is NPR news live from KQED news I'm right cal Maria Dillon on Oakland school board member who voted to close and merging elementary school in her district is now the target of a recall effort KQED is Julia McEvoy reports board member Julie London says she is stepping down at the end of her term next year but that hasn't stopped parents from Henry J. Kaiser elementary school from leading a recall effort parents.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Here's Joe McConnell with traffic at eight o six Junkin the freeway in Oakland on five eighty westbound at Keller or Edwards is reported some sheet rocks spilled and eastbound at Keller there's report of roller carpet in the middle of the road. The westbound side is backed up to about golf links road stays slow up to lakeshore fairly standard their favorites backup to still to about the overpasses. But no problems on the bridge. Six eighty southbound to thirty-seven collision there found it's not backing up traffic much yet. Joe McConnell for cake brought to you on K Q E D by the Ad Council. I'm Michael Krasny. Please tune into cake Saturday night at eight for a two hour form special on the city of the future. We'll be broadcasting live from a special event the night of ideas at the San Francisco public library, and I'll be talking with experts about how we can design cities to adapt to changing climate and more that Saturday night at eight here on public radio a little bit of sunshine in the bay area this morning, that's all going to change late this afternoon and tonight with rain likely a high wind watching effect from three this afternoon until late tonight flash flood watch in effect from the seasoning through tomorrow morning. Hi, this is Molly in Berkeley. And I donated today to Keiichi I'm very proud to finally step up and do it. I listen every single day. It is what maintains my sanity is. I drive around for my work. I grew up listening to it. My parents, listen. Into it. And now my ten year old son has been listening to it for years every day. I ask him when he gets in the car music or news and nine times out of ten. He said news and return on. It allows us to talk about some things other than video games. So I'm always excited to listen to NPR with my son. Thank you very much for bringing us current and relevant news. I want to be in the backseat. I know Molly. Thank you for your support..
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"Joe McConnell is back with another look at your ride to work this morning. Joe latest issue highway four in Pittsburgh westbound before harbor first reports of a crash there, and it's already slow from the leverage ahead of crash earlier at Bailey started some of that jam eighty westbound Fairfield before six eighty and other new crash just popping up on the screen doesn't look like anything's blocked heavy traffic, but not stop and go there yet y'all lawn pass is of course, terrible. There was a crash into a five made it slightly worse. Joe McConnell for cake. All right. Thanks, joe. His report brought to you by they alarm. It's now six forty three in time for a listener commentary the family lore about their grandparents World War One. Romance was sweet, but Leslie miles discovered that what was left out of the tale told a much different story. They met in a park in London. That was the story. My grandfather had been on the front. My grandmother a young woman going to college studying botany when passing her sitting on a bench. He said to her. Little girl. It looks like you've scuffed your shoes. It was a simple romantic story how they met in fell in love. He went to New Zealand and honest way back was robbed in San Francisco. My grandmother then joined him traveling across the ocean. But how we arrived in London in the first place was never told what explained his life the lives of his family that part of the story magically opened to me while driving in New Zealand along two lane black asphalt highway through rolling hills of bright bring gas in white sheep, my cellphone remarkably had service, we were on the South Island where he was born. I searched William Leslie miles. I knew nothing about the recent release of all records for the first World War the war that was to end all wars. But there it was forty five pages of microphone history from his induction. In the veterinary corps in nineteen fourteen to his release in one thousand nine hundred eighteen I'd heard a bit about racing ostriches in Egypt in his love for horses. His ability to ride anything he sang and cracked body jokes. Could recite hundreds of poems by heart. What I didn't know was that he didn't sleep in the same room as my grandmother because he was afraid of waking in a state and killing her with his bare hands he served for a bit in Egypt. The tattered yellow documents second and third pages confirmed that it didn't mention ever to anyone that is next post with some France or that first day forty thousand were killed or that all of his beloved horses were killed or that he was sent to London for shell shock and was sent back to the front in a month or that he was then sent to her done in gassed or was it that he got to perky Ulysses to break us was the next entry in the hospital. Log then back to the front finally to return to London. So that was the missing part of the romantic story of how my grandparents met in a park in London. The war to end all wars didn't end anyone's for with a perspective. I'm Leslie miles, Leslie.
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"And business news. Joe McConnell NBC News Radio. Stock futures are rising tracking gains globally following positive signs on the outlook for U S. China trade talks Canada granted bail to the CFO of China's wall way technologies and President Donald Trump said he'd consider intervening in the case. If it helped get a China deal s and p futures up twenty two NASDAQ futures up seventy five down future's up two hundred and thirteen. Nymex crude is climbing up two percent at fifty two dollars seventy two cents a barrel. After a US industry reports signaled a bigger than expected draw down in inventories today, we're watching for the November consumer price report. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg or estimating a gain of two tenths percent from the month before and a year-over-year increase of two point two percent. Stocks ended narrowly mixed yesterday. After another volatile one on Wall Street. The Dow fell fifty three to twenty four thousand three seventy the S and P five hundred was little change down a point to twenty six thirty seven the NASDAQ rose eleven to seven thousand thirty two Gina Cervetti. Bloomberg radio. Good Wednesday morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us from the call Mark feet studio. I'm Dale many. Oh, this is the Ohio net the voice, you know, what the news you trust. Well, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday afternoon to finalize the new farm Bill agriculture improvement act of two thousand eighteen just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference report the decision to bring the foreign Bill conference report to a quick vote was a surprise announced by Senate committee. Chairman, Pat Roberts and Bill was approved eighty-seven the thirteen the house should advance the Bill out of its rules committee for final four vote something that could come as quickly as tomorrow the markets overnight. December corn three seventy five and three quarters up three quarters January beans up six and three quarters trading at nine twenty one in three quarters, July weights five thirty eight and a quarter said up to in one quarter. Thanks for joining us. This is the Ohio I ag- net.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Joe McConnell in our morning. Joe looks at some of the things you may not know about here. Southern news Saudi Arabia's threatening to retaliate of any sanctions are imposed in connection with the disappearance of the writer, Jamal kashogi. Secretary of state is heading for talks with the Saudi King. In the business of sports have the signing of LeBron James already paying off of the Lakers. Fifty eight degrees cloudy skies, it's Monday October fifteenth. This is the opening bell report with Wayne Cabot in Palmer name. Nine thirty one were made it into trading and we're lower but not by much the Dow is down twenty five points at twenty five thousand three fifteen s and p is down five. The NASDAQ is down thirty Asian markets fell today. The Nikkei lost nearly two percent. European markets are essentially flat in late day trading. The Trump administration is considering using west coast military, bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of coal and natural gas from the US to Asia that proposal is amount to an end run around west coast officials who have rejected private sector efforts to build new coal ports interior secretary. Ryan Zinke says it's a matter of national security to ensure US allies have access to affordable fuels we woke up this morning to the news about Sears the largest retailer in the US for most of the last century is in bankruptcy proceedings. The company is buried under a mountain of debt was unable to meet a payment today. But we'll Sears survive. We ask CBS news business. Analyst Jill Schlesinger. Well. I think it's unclear right? This second. I'm the company in its bankruptcy. Filing said it will plan to close one hundred forty two more stores by the end of the year. But that leaves a bunch of stores open. We just don't know as you said there is a mountain of debt. So, you know, billions of dollars of debt that has occurred, and they couldn't make this hundred thirty four million dollar payment today. This is a slow moving story that essentially goes back to the mid to late eighties. And there has been just incredible lack of foresight in this company. It accelerated in two thousand five when a private equity investor bought Sears and combined it with K mart and brought these two companies together essentially bringing to failing retailers together. And then saddling that company with tons of debt. So chapter eleven reorganization means. Vendors get screwed. Well, not necessarily look at you know, if they I think that part of the rationale here is that they want to try to stay open at least through the holiday season to see if they can pay off as much as possible. I know that vendors have been very wary of Sears from the big, you know, from say like three years ago, but what I think is more disheartening is that there are still sixty eight thousand employees have Sears and KMart and those are the folks who are really looking at a bleak future. And obviously, the the physical Lance the physical retail landscape is darkening, but with I icon of brand like Sears. It's just hard to believe this. But you know, at one point in its heyday, this is a company that is said to have controlled you ready for this two percent of total United States GDP. So what a fall from grace. This really represents is this further rattle Wall Street or do we have another rocky week ahead? No matter what. Well, I think that this was why? Widely anticipated. We knew that this is a company that has been under tremendous financial pressure. The what is rattling Wall Street? This morning is the story of the Saudi Arabian, governments potential participation in the kidnapping and murder of journalist. This has repercussions in the financial sector because the Saudi Arabian government in the family that controls. It has a ton of financial tentacles. Now that said I should also note that it's really important to remember that actually the economy is doing well right now, we just had Bank of America release earnings those earnings were better than expected, and why they say that the consumer credit landscape is improving I think that that has a lot to do with a strengthening labor market and confidence rising. So, you know, rising interest rates can certainly dim the prospects for some. But if it's in if it's indicative of a strengthening economy, we may be able to pull through this. So all is not lost gentlemen. Yeah. I'll tell you. What what is lost though is this? Seers catalogue. I mean think about what an exciting people can't today relate to you weren't around by. Then just how exciting it was to get that big fat, Sears catalog bear, go through you. Tell your mom and dad, I want that transistor radio on page four hundred and twenty six point this out that Sears really was Amazon before Amazon ever existed before the internet existed and had an opportunity it actually was one of the first retailers to have a website in nineteen ninety nine years had the opportunity to become Amazon, but did not have the managerial foresight to be able to get their CBS news business analyst Jill Schlesinger, the Sears stock thirty six cents a share this morning it hit thirty five. But now trading at thirty six share down eleven percent just since we started the trading day. Maybe we'll take it higher..
With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign
"Though Bertelsmann's group prefers to call. It a fee not a tax more on that later. Burdensome says Exxon Mobil support will make lawmakers more receptive to carbon tax, but you may wonder why does an oil and gas giant like Exxon Mobil support a tax on its main products. Bertelson says one big reason is that companies want regulatory certainty they want to know what the rules of the game will be and that's unclear in the current environment. We're operating in what amounts to a game of regulatory pingpong in which you have one administration developing rules only to have the next roll them back. Another important reason. Exxon Mobil supports the plan is that while it would tax carbon. It would also remove most existing regulations on carbon emissions Bertelson says the carbon tax his group is proposing would be much more effective at. Reducing carbon pollution than the current regulations. The Americans for carbon dividends plan is based on a proposal from two Republican elder statesman. James Baker the third and George p Shultz both cabinet members. In Ronald Reagan's White House. One carat for Republicans is that the revenue from the tax or fee would be fully rebates to consumers Bertelson says the idea has received a positive reception from both parties on Capitol Hill with Republicans in particular. There's an increasing number of members of congress on on the Republican side that are looking to seriously engage on this issue. Of course, many Republicans are skeptical about both taxes and climate change. I think it is a step that's been Weber a former congressman from Minnesota. He's now a lobbyist and political consultant at mercury public affairs. But Weber says where the president in the White House who campaigned on reviving the coal. Industry, passing a carbon tax will be very difficult. I don't think there's any way of sugar coating her Republican today to embrace any new taxes difficult, and since President Trump was elected particularly attacks that focuses on fossil fuels is even more difficult. Greg Bertelson acknowledges the challenges and says the carbon tax has always been viewed as a longer term effort, but he says he thinks his groups carbon dividend proposal will become viable sooner than many people expect John ydstie NPR news, Washington. This is NPR news seven forty two now. And back we go to Joe McConnell for another look at commute conditions around the bay area this morning. Slower than usual conditions on how we seventeen still because of the earlier crash nor seventeen at the summit that was at they're out there at the five o'clock hour, it's cleared, but there are pockets starting as far back as vine hill, and it stays slow. It's wretches all the way around the reservoir. Also, six eighty northbound at El cantata, a new crash reported there on the shoulder at a crash earlier. Southbound also near stone valley road that may be out of the lanes. But it's backed up the concord behind that. Joe McConnell for K QB. All right. Thanks, joe. His report brought to you by Amtrak. And support for kqed comes from Korean air Korean air flights from San Francisco to Seoul servicing twice daily day and night Korean air connects to
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Today. Here's Joe McConnell. With troubles reported on eighty westbound. Now, the first trouble on eighty is in rodeo at willow possible injury collision in the right lane eighty westbound, otherwise just heating up and getting a little bit slow. Heaviest from panel and picks up. Moderate traffic in the Richmond and Berkeley area. The bay bridge approach back after the maze and might still be a crash west of the toll plaza on the shoulder. West of the bridges is pretty slow, but nothing worse than the routine. Joe McConnell for Cuba. D Joe's report brought to you by Ashley homestore and support for kqed comes from San Francisco opera, presenting Costa, but genie's tale of a diva who takes a stand in the name of all she hold sacred art freedom boundless commitment to love now through October thirtieth SF opera dot com. We're expecting mostly cloudy skies today with the possibility of isolated showers will have high temperatures from the low sixties to the mid seventies. The time is now six thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum Britain is accusing Russia's military intelligence service the GRU of being behind a series of global cyber attacks in recent years designed to undermine international stability Pete Ross reports from London often referred to as fancy bear. The UK says it's highly confident that is responsible for these attacks. It's not the first time Russia's face a previous attack. That crippled businesses around the world in June two thousand seventeen has already been linked to the GRU. Russia denies the claims describing them as a rich fantasy Pete Ross reporting disinformation campaigns appear to be alive and well on social media NPR's. Tim Mack reports new study suggests such interference is a major threat going into next month's midterm. Elections. Researchers. At the knightfoundation found that more than eighty percent of the Twitter accounts that spread disinformation during the two thousand sixteen. Presidential campaign remain active now Twitter said in July, it was purging suspicious accounts as part of its efforts to build trust. This new study racist questions about whether that effort has been successful NPR's. Tim Mack today. Senator is we'll be able to review the FBI's report on its investigation into supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh accused of sexual misconduct decades ago. Senate leaders plan a procedural vote on the nomination tomorrow. If that passes a final vote is possible over the weekend. This is NPR news from news, I'm Brian watt. More than two thousand Marriott hotel employees in San Francisco walked off the job this morning. The workers who are represented by unite here local to have been working without a contract since August fifteenth. The union says the main sticking points are pay and workload. Loads Marriott which owns seven hotels in San Francisco did not immediately respond to a request for comment after the workers voted to authorize a walk off a few weeks ago. A company spokesman said the hotels would continue operating with as little disruption as possible to guests in Santa Rosa officials say a projected seven million dollars in city budget cuts lens new urgency to the passage of a quarter cent sales tax increase that's on the November ballot. Peter Jon Shuler reports. The ballot language for measure o says it would provide temporary funding to recover from last year's wildfires. But Santa Rosa mayor Chris Corsi says the city is facing a much bigger long term deficit. It doesn't fix the deficit. Eases are came for a while until we can figure out how to proceed forward they've time that statement one month prior to the election to try to instill a sense of alarmed and the voters Dan Drummond with the sonoma's county taxpayers association says. This is just the latest in a series of tax measures. Mayor Coursey says measure owes defeat would mean. Additional cuts to city staff..
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Here's Joe McConnell. Kevin companies are giving bonuses or improving benefits instead of raising pay by nearly as much as in the past Labor Department figures in the Wall Street Journal show, this is because companies can reduce bonuses easier than they can cut pay. And this is a nother example of how memories of the recession still affect business and spending very much today street, easy says home prices in the city have now risen back above their record. Highs of before the recession. Now, they say home prices are starting to rise more slowly again street, easy says the cost of selling and then buying another house. Take about ten percent of your gain on the sale of the house that you're selling. Dow futures are up twelve points after stocks rose despite new tariffs on China. Because Wall Street says they see signs that President Trump is showing signs of going more slowly on tariffs, but many items including car parts will go up. Some more many baby products were eliminated from new tariffs though, that helps target which is trying to get a lot of Toys R Us and babies R Us business Macy's will put virtual reality headsets into more stores. So you can see what furniture would look like in your house. They say these virtual reality headsets really increased sales a lot when they've tried them. Macy's is also adding virtual mirrors for trying on makeup would even work on.
Mortgage rates hit 6-week high with housing market at a crossroad
"The homeless which will include running a network of preschool. But some say there should be a line between donating to the schools and accompany dictating how they're run mortgage rates are the highest and six weeks which made further slow the real estate market because prices had already risen faster than buyers could keep up with an in many areas. Home sales are now lower than a
U.S. farmers to receive $4.7 billion to offset trade-war losses
"The federal government. Is cutting the first checks to farmers to offset trade losses the culture department is announcing four. Point seven billion dollars in total with most of the money going to soybean farmers initially it's part of the Trump administration's promise, of twelve billion. To help farmers get through the global, trade war meanwhile Trump's is farmers will be very happy with the tenant of new NAFTA replacing. Trade deal with, Mexico it's an incredible, deal it's an incredible deal for both parties, most importantly, it's an incredible deal for, the workers and for the citizens of both countries, are, farmers, are, going, to be so happy farmers. The farmers have stuck with may I said we're gonna do This Mexico's promised to immediately start purchasing as much product as they can they're going, to, work on that very hard but the deal. Doesn't yet involve Canada the third partner. In the North American, Free trade agreement pending future negotiations but the leaders of both Mexico and Canada have said all three have to be part of any new arrangement and congress. Isn't expected to approve anything that doesn't include,
Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge upholds oversight board powers over government
"I'm Rachel Martin, good morning a federal judge has ruled that Puerto Rico does not have the final say when it. Comes to its own fiscal policy the final word belongs to a fiscal oversight board, that congress, created two years ago it's a ruling that will have far reaching consequences for, the island's financial future to. Talk about that. Let's bring it NPR's Adrian flurry toe from San, Juan Puerto Rico Adrian hey Rachel so this fiscal oversight board was created way before the hurricane when Puerto Rico was. Still suffering from all kinds of financial problems right yeah I mean remember it was a couple of years ago the government basically, said that it would not be able, to pay the more than seventy billion. Dollars that it owes to bondholders, into, that led congress to do two things that passed Allowing. The islands to effectively declared bankruptcy to restructure. That debt it also created this seven. Member board with. Huge power to make decisions. About the island's finances in order to to get this debt under control and turn the economy around listen to what the. Board's chairman Jose Korean told me in our colleague Michelle Martin back in June the. Government's function aside from taking care of the needy is to create the economic conditions whereby private enterprise. Succeeds and employees folks creates wealth that's that's the nature, of our, system, are, legal. Needs destruction reforms that will allow it to do so with the board sees one of its roles is being as forcing Puerto. Rican? Government. To implement, these sorts of reforms along with huge spending. Cuts in this you can imagine his has been big source of tension right so then their control was essentially a called into question because the governor of Puerto Rico and the legislature In Puerto Rico sued the oversight. Board, last month the governor and legislature don't believe that this federally, appointed board should be able to, force the, local government to implement these measures, they think they can recommend but not not require the government to. Do so until one example input Rico workers are entitled by law to a Christmas bonus the board wants this bonus eliminated and so in the budget that it drew up. For Puerto Rico did not include enough money for something the governor said, it did not have the. Right to do, it's just one example I mean the fundamental question here right is when it comes to fiscal policy to fiscal reform canvas. Board do that who has the final say the elected government to fourth three or the sport created. By congress and yesterday with, this federal judge ruled is that it's this appointing board that they have the power to overrule Puerto Rico's government when it comes to. To financial policy well so I can't imagine that government, in? Puerto Rico Governor there especially is very happy about this then no he was not a huge overseas but But he issued a statement saying that. It was proof that the Rico which is a u. s. territory is in fact more like a US colony he called it. An undignified relationship because you, know congress basically dictating policy he said without the islands consent on the other, hand the members of this oversight board some of. Whom are from Puerto Rico others. From the mainland US they welcomed the ruling and they said it, was time for the governor to begin. Implementing these cuts and austerity reforms to get Puerto Rico back. On on the right. Track so, what does it mean then I mean if you consider the fact that now the democratically elected government their. Their their power and control over Puerto Rico has been curtailed what does that mean for regular. Folks that's absolutely right what you just said it also means that for regular folks they can expect more cuts to services benefits even pensions some of these cuts have. Already, begun to public education the health benefits and we're talking about, an island where through where half of the, population lives in poverty in these, cuts Unconvicted, to slice pretty deep
U.S. races to meet migrant reunification deadline
"On kqed public radio the. Time is, now nineteen past five live from. NPR news in. Washington I'm Louise Schiavone The Trump administration is racing to, me today's deadline for reuniting migrant families who were separated at the. Border but as NPR's Joel rose reports the government has also. Acknowledged that hundreds of families will not be reunited by the deadline federal officials say there are. Roughly nine hundred parents who cannot be reunified by. The deadline in about sixty cases the. Administration says that's because the parents have. Past criminal convictions but in more than four hundred cases it's because the parents. Are already out of the US either. Because they left, or were deported by. Day's end attention will shift to the hundreds of children whose parents, may have been deported Andrew how much time. We're unified parents in the US should have to decide if. They want to seek asylum. I just, ruptured at the US embassy in. Beijing earlier today China's says a man. Detonated a small bomb outside the compound. Today explosion the only person injured was the man accused of the blast Chinese police responded the embassy. Says there was no damage to its. Property world markets Dow futures are up on the tech heavy NASDAQ. Futures are lower after reported one, hundred fifty billion dollar slide and Facebook shares and while the US and you have diffused. Their trade, issues, China remains concerned about is'relations with the US leading Asian stocks lower I'm Louise Schiavone NPR news. Washington and here, in San Francisco I'm Matt Elmore thank you, so much for joining us for morning, edition today which we'll get back to shortly I Joe McConnell is away today Ted Stevens is in his place to bring us a look at bay area traffic I Ted good morning Matt let's, start on the Altimonte pass westbound five eighty five to Northland road it's stop and go traffic eastbound still. Doing work on the between Greenville road and grant line road It's only the. Left lane is open until eleven o'clock this morning, metering lights are off at the bay bridge but traffic is, starting to stack up to the end of the parking lot and. No delays on Bart trains, are, on time Ted Stevens for. Thanks Ted his. Report brought to you by beach blanket Babylon I'm Jeremy Hobson, Miami is known as the cruise. Ship capital of the world but. The ships are outgrowing the city's port facilities the three major cruise lines they've all. Been growing in terms, of. Ships is in port Miami hasn't. Had the opportunity did host some of. The larger ships so now they're planning to build three new terminals that's next time on here now The here and now program begins. At eleven o'clock this morning it in turn is. Followed at noon by the. Takeaway The Trump administration hits the deadline for family reunification border crossings decreased and shown. But that is to be expected Trump's family separation policy has made no difference what the numbers say about border crossings I'm Tanzania Vega and..
Judge says government on track to reunify families split at border
"Is. NPR news Six fifty and before we bring, you the California report Joe McConnell is standing by with more about. The Wednesday morning commute Joe might be troubles on six eighty and Alamos southbound north of stone valley road a, report of, an injury collision there and blocking the right lane westbound ninety. Two foster, city boulevard another crash the eagles are on the shoulder ambulance on. The way as precaution not sure. If anybody's hurt yet the Dumbarton bridge toll plaza westbound of stall reported their action at a stall bits of debris flying around with yellow caution tape and your, where it came from but it's affecting. Traffic slowing things down Joe. McConnell for, KiKi, Dee. All right Thanks Joe his report is brought to you by compassion international and he'll update us again just before the. Top of the hour the time is now six. Fifty one good morning this. Is the. California. Report I'm penny Nelson national park officials are shutting down a part of Yosemite valley due to a massive wildfire. Burning just miles away the closure is expected to last through Sunday and is forcing the cancellation of at least a thousand. Hotel and camping reservations Cal fire. Spokesman Richard. Egan, on the Ferguson fire it's hard to say time-wise if or when it will reach the park but it is. Getting closer Sam campers are staying in parts of the park that have not been closed including these visitors from Mexico wherever Care more. About the bears than about the fire the fire now, covers more than thirty seven thousand acres. And is twenty six percent contained meanwhile the trader Joe's employees killed during a. Shootout with police Los Angeles, suburb on Saturday was struck by an officers bullet LAPD chief, Michael Moore made the announcement at a press. Conference yesterday KCRW's Jenny Hamill has more store manager Melita Corrado died when two LAPD officers exchanged gunfire with twenty eight-year-old gene Atkins after he crashed the. Car he was driving and ran into the trader Joe's in Silverlake LAPD chief more shared this with the public I'm sorry. To report that we've now determined through. Our forensic investigation that one of the ostrich rounds struck, MS Khurana as she was exiting, the market it was in close proximity to active chief Moore said the, two officers involved in the shootout were devastated by the news I know that it is every officers worst, nightmare to harm innocent bystander during Violent engagement the LAPD released videos of the incident Moore said he is waiting for the investigation to. Be completed before determining whether any action should be taken against the officers involved but he. Said, he's confident their actions were justified for the California report, I'm Jenny Hamill in Los Angeles onto the border story now a San. Diego based federal judge says a large number of parents, separated from their children at the US. Mexico border appear to be unaccounted for and may have been deported KiKi Dee's. Alex Hemsley has the update, at a hearing yesterday judge Dana Sabrina criticized the Trump administration, policy that resulted in over four hundred parents. Being deported without their children he ordered the government to provide more information about them attorneys for the government say they're still trying to locate those and. Other parents who may be lost in criminal custody somewhere in the US the ACLU represents the parents it's asking for a. Stay to give them more time to. Consult with and their children before resume Zooming deportations, league learnt is the organization's lead attorney. On the case a critical point is that baby given time to discuss as a family what they wanna do their face with. Momentous decisions about whether leaves their child behind whether to continue fighting as. A family they need time together of the two and. A, half thousand separated children more than sixteen, hundred are on track to be reunited with family members by the courts Thursday deadline the parents of at least nine hundred of them are facing, imminent deportation, for the California report I'm Alex Emslie, finally people. With intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to experience sexual abuse compared with others that finding was. Revealed in an investigation published by NPR earlier this year. The series showed a hidden epidemic of abuse occurring in schools homes and treatment facilities k..
U.S. aims to meet deadline on reuniting migrants, government says
"Just about nine minutes now before the hour of seven and before we get to the California report it's back to Joe McConnell and we go for another look at. Your ride to work today. Joe two, left lanes are now blocked in. The lower deck of the bay bridge eastbound before the island where there's a new crash had an earlier one at the Treasure Island. Exit this is a new one, and again two left lanes are blocked there the Golden Gate, Bridge is a fog advisory, just issued on eight eighty southbound. In Oakland, at Broadway. Is a. Report of. A. Will there's some smoke coming up there checking for the fire and, same thing in San Jose antiquity south north. Of seventeen. Smoke but it's coming from. The trees Joe. McConnell, rookie QB all right thank you Joe his report brought to you by Pacific catch west coast fish, house and the time is now six fifty one good. Morning this is the California report I'm penny Nelson well we start this morning with an update on the Ferguson wildfires. Still. Burning out of control near Yosemite national park for the seventeen thousand acres have been consumed By the, blaze and it's just five, percent contained firefighters there continue to. Face hot, and dry. Conditions with. More problematic. Weather. On the horizon on top of the weather there are the rugged, conditions to factor in here's Cal fire spokesman. Richard Egan. The terrain has been a. Significant problem it's. Pretty, steep terrain not really easily accessible by foot thirty six year old firefighter died Saturday after his bulldozer, overturned officials say to other firefighters were injured on Tuesday We turn now to our continuing coverage of. The children separated from their migrant parents at the US Mexico border the government must identify the parents of all kids five and. Older by today is an interim step. To meeting, a court deadline to reunite all the children with their parents by next. Week KiKi Dee's Julie small reports federal officials say they have custody, of two thousand, five hundred fifty one children who remained separated from their. Parents on Monday they told a federal judge in San. Diego they had identified the mother or father for nearly all those children and cleared more than nine hundred to return to their families attorney Spencer under with American Civil Liberties union says the government has. Yet to confirm any of. The kids have been reunited we are still. Waiting to get a, list of. All the people but under says the. Federal judge who ordered the reunifications made it clear he wants the government to act as fast. As possible I think they're, doing it hopefully quickly and they're doing it Batches you know. Another group of people each day is getting reunified. And then hopefully released for now the government is not allowed to immediately deport families that have been reunited in order to. Give them time to understand their, rights volunteer immigration lawyers, are mobilizing to be on hand to help represent the families for the California report I'm Julie small in San. Diego meanwhile on the legislative side California's Senator. Kamala Harris introduced legislation to require the federal government to immediately reunify all migrant families separated at the border in recent months this. Comes after a federal judge in San. Diego ruled, that separated children must be reunited by July twenty sixth the senators Bill. Unveiled earlier this week also requires many of the parents have separated, children to be, released while they pursue a legal way to stay in. The US k. q. e. d. Sonia Hutton reports in. Addition to family reunification and release of parents the Bill also So requires the. Federal government, to publish guidance on how it will do that that must include sustained and free. Contact between parents and children access to legal.
NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says
"Right beside him an investigation is underway into the shooting of a Chicago man that led to protests over the, weekend NPR shero quarterly reports police quickly released. A portion of a police body Cam video of the incident the deadly encounter happened on Saturday when. Police approached Thirty-seven-year-old Horita Augusta's a local. Barber the video shows Augusta's had a holstered gun under his shirt as he fled police shot. Him police superintendent Eddie Johnson said he released the video quickly because he has an obligation to, keep the city calm and safe Nassar's plans to send astronauts from. The United, States to the, international, space station, for the first time since two thousand eleven may be delayed over safety concerns. SpaceX and Boeing or, contract with NASA to spearhead a commercial crew program to start getting US astronauts into space as early as next year with the use of their dragon and start liner. Spacecraft the Dow is up slightly you're listening to NPR news at eight twenty Joe McConnell Analysts here with..
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"By the listeners and members of k q e d here's joe mcconnell at seven if it has been westbound five still have the same challenge before eden canyon road and all lanes are now blocked whether crews tried to operate a big rig it overturned at about four forty five this morning and southbound six eighty before vargas still have only the far right lane opened by a five am vehicle fire seeing a lot of debris to clean up their one twentyone is still recovering napa sonoma highway because of the earlier head on collision that had lanes blocked at old cinema road lanes are open joe mcconnell for qb joe thank you for the update the latest with joe mcconnell brought to you by compassion international i'm tanya moseley here's what's coming up later today on forum at nine the new yorkers can aleta joins us to talk about silicon valley's disruption of the advertising industry then at ten my guest will be author michael eric dyson his new book is what truth sounds like robert f kennedy james baldwin and our unfinished conversation about race in america join us today from nine to eleven am here on k q e public radio today some morning clouds partly to mostly sunny in the bay area and windy at times today highs will be in the upper fifties to the low eighties inland gusty winds in the afternoon twenty to thirty miles per hour today it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin it was a rare sight at the white house this morning so let's sort this out president trump is at the white house wakes up their lives their likes to get up in the morning.
Dollar rises, stocks cautious before U.S.-North Korea summit
"A monday with jeff brown stocks tread water at the closing bell and just hours before an historic summit between north korea and the united states the dow up just six points the worst kept secret will be released on wednesday afternoon officially when the federal reserve likely will announce it's raising interest rates for the second time this year analysts now question how fast will these rates rise shares of boston scientific take off today after a report in the wall street journal says stryker corporation has made a takeover target walmart wine apparently so following the footsteps of target walmart is launching a line of ten wines source from california france and italy all with distinctive labels that will appeal to more upscale shoppers that has business reporter joe mcconnell china's washy biologics is setting up a manufacturing plant in worcester the company spending sixty million plans to hire at least one hundred fifty workers and lexington's translate bio partners with sanofi on a drug development deal that could be worth more than eight hundred million dollars that's.
Comcast, Joe Mcconnell and Special Counsel discussed on Morning Edition
"The devil's half mile takes place on wall street not today's wall street it's wall street in seventeen ninety nine an ankle scams political corruption that sounds familiar that's next time on here now we'll bring you the here and now program beginning at eleven o'clock this morning here on now a news update from npr at seven nineteen from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort is being accused of trying to tamper with two witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases npr's carrie johnson says that's according to a court filing by lawyers for a special counsel robert muller manafort is free but under intense court supervision while he prepares for trial on charges of conspiracy in failing to register as a foreign agent the special counsel team says it has probable cause to believe manafort has obstructed justice by trying to influence witnesses in his case they're asking a judge to hold a hearing and consider whether his bail should be revoked the british government is clearing the way for rupert murdoch to purchase european broadcaster sky culture minister matt hancock in london says the deal requires murdoch to sell sky news i need to be confident that the final undertakings ensure the sky news remains financially viable over the long term is able to operate as a major uk based news provider and is able to take its editorial decisions independently for you from any potential outside influence murdoch's fox already owns thirty nine percent of sky for months ago comcast made a bid for the broadcaster stocks are higher this morning on wall street at last check the dow was up two points the nasdaq up thirty i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington twenty minutes past seven now and joe mcconnell brings us another look.
Patricia Oliver, Florida and Richmond Bridge discussed on Morning Edition
"The ovation when they came onstage to pick up the diplomas oliver when patricia oliver came on stage she was wearing a t shirt that read this should be my son her family and those are the other three slain seniors ball created scholarships and nonprofit groups to honor their children although are now graduates many of the students for marjory stoneman douglas high school see they'll remain active in the movement to stop gun violence today parkland students who are part of the march for our lives movement announced they're launching a national voter registration tour beginning june fifteenth greg allen npr news sunrise florida this is npr news eight forty one now and joe mcconnell brings us more about the commute this morning joe the crash of the way of the richmond bridge is already cleared to the shoulder just took a few minutes so it's added to the backup from canal but it's not much worse than it always is the crash at the toll plaza the bay bridge westbound before the plaza crash on the shoulder westbound before the island a collision that had been briefly blocking a lane is still there off to the side of the road so a lot of rubber necking on the bay bridge joe mcconnell for k acuity.
Ebola vaccination campaigns begin in Congo as many remain unfazed
"Now eight nineteen from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh by five to four vote the the us supreme court rules that companies can ban their employees from banding together challenge violations of federal labor laws writing for the majority justice neal gorsuch says in one thousand nine hundred five federal arbitration act supersedes a national labor relations act in the dissent justice ruth bader ginsburg warned of huge under enforcement of laws designed to protect workers the courts will hear three cases this week involving which locker rooms and bathrooms transgender people should be allowed to use npr's sheriff brady reports the first case a challenge to a ballot initiative takes place today in montana i one eighty three would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate rather than the one they identify with two other cases will be heard later this week in oregon and pennsylvania they challenged school district policies that allow transgender students to use bathrooms in line with the gender by which they live and identify health authorities have begun to plumbing an experimental bowl hlavac see to about six hundred people in democratic republic of congo here's npr's ada parole the world health organization says this will not be a mass immunization effort instead they're calling it a ring vaccination effort that means health authorities are identifying infected people and then vaccinating anyone who has come into contact with them and those who have come into contact with the contacts the vaccination therefore creates rings around the cases of ebola this is n p twenty minutes now past eight o'clock and before brian watt joins us with k k d news joe mcconnell's here with more about your ride to work this morning latest problem hobby four eastbound before leverage heading towards antioch a pittsburgh it's if you crash their car.
US Supreme Court rules 5-4 on labor case
"News in washington i'm lakshmi singh by five to four vote the the us supreme court rules that companies can ban their employees from banding together challenge violations of federal labor laws writing for the majority justice neal gorsuch says in one thousand nine hundred five federal arbitration act supersedes a national labor relations act in the dissent justice ruth bader ginsburg warned of huge under enforcement of laws designed to protect workers the courts will hear three cases this week involving which locker rooms and bathrooms transgender people should be allowed to use npr's sheriff brady reports the first case a challenge to a ballot initiative takes place today in montana i one eighty three would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate rather than the one they identify with two other cases will be heard later this week in oregon and pennsylvania they challenged school district policies that allow transgender students to use bathrooms in line with the gender by which they live and identify
Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
"From npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh pennsylvania is among four states holding primary elections npr's scott detro reports voters in pennsylvania are deciding races held against the landscape of last minute redistricting pennsylvania's primary campaign was shaken up when the state supreme court threw out the congressional map is unconstitutional justice candidates began filing to run the new court drawn map is friendlier to democrats and that plus five republican retirements has led to several jam packed primaries as democrats try to seize momentum in pennsylvania the first lady's expected to be released from the hospital in a few days the white house has malania trump was treated for a benign kidney condition the president of russia is green lighting a new path for getting supplies to crimea which the russian military occupied and seized from ukraine for years ago npr's lucian kim reports l'idee mir putin has opened a bridge that connects the crimean peninsula to the russian mainland president putin attended the opening ceremony by climbing into the cab of an orange dump truck and driving at twelve miles over the seat to crimea crimea is a peninsula that juts off of ukraine into the black sea after russia annexed crimea in twenty fourteen supplies to be delivered by sea or air the fourbilliondollar bridge is more than just a prestige project because ease of moving people and goods will take crimea even closer to russia on wall street the dow is down one hundred seventy three points this is npr twenty one minutes now or make that twenty minutes past the hour of eight let's see what's happening with our commute this morning as we check back with joe mcconnell mathematically new problem for the nimitz freeway in oakland northbound eight eighty at high street crash in the right lane traffic already back up to two thirty eight and backed up before that now from about his spirit and five eighty s to thirty s backed up to five eighty but five through castro valley not too bad does turn bad though and five eighty westbound what you get to san leandro from about fairmont drive and up to lakeshore and i'm joe mcconnell for k qb all right thanks joe his report brought to you by speedy oil change and auto service and he'll update us again just about nine minutes from now support for k q e d comes from best.
Fuel prices are rising again, as automakers pull back on sedans
"The federal reserve is expected to raise them again next month the fed governors closed there may meeting this week keeping the status quo since they just raised the benchmark in march but the fed says the expanding economy justifies more rate increases this year gas prices keep rising to april's average was the highest in four years all thanks to hire global oil prices higher taxes and the more expensive summer blend gasoline's added together and this could be a painful year at the gas pump got to watch where i go now i've got to watch more travel and people will be watching where they fill up their tank loco stations like cosco macy longer lines while nearby stations charging twenty and fifty cents more gallon may be forced to lower their prices either way drivers will once again be looking for cheaper ways to travel whether driving more fuel efficient cars or simply readjusting their travel plans continued doing when i do i'll just rethink how i do it to make a combine them nbc's bob hansen reporting so why are suv's and up still selling so well given the higher gas prices analysts credit better fuel economy making them as or almost as efficient as sedans and more proof sedans are in trouble in the united states japan's largest car makers who all offered redesigned sedans this year all report a lousy april nissan's overall sales fell twenty eight percent honda was down over nine toyota almost five the few between the us and china over technology and telecommunications could escalate the wall street journal says the trump administration is considering restricting chinese companies from selling telecom equipment in the us based on national security concerns and a new analysis shows more people are switching to a new method of relaxation instead of wine they're choosing marijuana in the growing number of states where it's legal the rabbo bank analysis is the trend among both genders but especially among women the theory they're cutting down on the calories from alcohol consumption consumer and business news joe mcconnell nbc news radio and now the iheartradio weekend sports time capsule what's going on sports fans it's me bald freak ronnie here is always.
Short Report: 2018 Honda Civic Touring
"To travel whether driving more fuel efficient cars or simply readjusting their travel plans continued doing when i do i'll just rethink how i do it if i have to make a combined nbc's bob hansen reporting so why are suv's and pickup still selling so well given the higher gas prices analysts credit better fuel economy making them as or almost as efficient as sedans and more proof sedans trouble in the united states japan's largest car makers who all offered redesigned sedans this year all report a lousy april nissan's overall sales fell twenty eight percent honda was down over nine toyota almost five the few between the us and china over technology and telecommunications could escalate the wall street journal says the trump administration is considering restricting chinese companies from selling telecom equipment in the us based on national security concerns and a new analysis shows more people are switching to a new method of relax ation instead of wine choosing marijuana in the growing number of states where it's legal the rabbo bank analysis is the trend among both genders but especially among women the theory they're cutting down on the calories from alcohol consumption consumer and business news joe mcconnell nbc news radio i'll say democrats have been wanting to their entire constituency for a long time and i questioned that anyone is voting for the democrat party today and expecting a different result than what they have seen in the past i do question that decision and i intend to offer them a better alternative going forward kevin nicholson joined me earlier this morning on the dan o'donnell show explained the cognitive thought process controversy blasting the liberal group vote vets for manufacturing this controversy mocking cnn for making this a big deal and saying this is concocted by his political opponents when it was clear what he was referring to as i think can be reasonably inferred he was talking about the logical thought process that gets veterans to vote for a political party which clearly has since the iraq war and it became politically expedient to blast to the military as a way of blasting george w bush generally opposed everything the united states military did and to top that off a political party that sees itself as on by the constitution and rather looks to change.
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and San Jose California discussed on
"March so another rate hike is unlikely this sin damage control at facebook takes center stage on his first day of the annual fa conference in san jose california where thousands of software developers anxious about the social networking giant's future are expected to be an attendance facebook ceo mark zuckerberg will address this gathering for the first time since his company was rocked by privacy scandal involving more than eight million facebook users this is npr news and at twenty minutes past eight we take you back to joe mcconnell for more about commute conditions today joe latest problem san francisco northbound at silver first reports.
Officers who shot Stephon Clark back on duty; brother speaks from jail
"It's the california report in just about half a minute after joe mcconnell and your traffic north to idiots stevens creek is our latest problem it's a hit and run crash in the middle of the slow traffic that extends northbound two eighty well behind that at the end of the crash it's backed up traffic still through san jose north eight eightieth whipple entertains collision there with a big rig in a car on the shoulder southbound eight eighty recovering from an earlier crash near a street still pretty slow from san leandro and i'm joe mcconnell for cake thanks joe his report at eight fifty one brought to you by positive coaching alliance good morning this is the california report i'm penny nelson the brother of an unarmed black man shot and killed by sacramento police last month has been arrested on felony charges and is being held without bail capital public radio's bob moffitt reports that the arrest comes as protests over stefan clark's death continue devante clark was booked the sacramento county jail on felony charges of making criminal threats assault and vandalism sacked pd sergeant vance chandler says clark has made numerous nine one one calls in recent days he has been calling our dispatch center and while investigating the all that how we discovered that these crimes were committed the arrest came at about the same time a group of eighty people delivered one hundred thousand signatures collected online to the local district attorney's office they demand she charged the officers who killed stefan clark the sacramento district attorney says it could be a year before the investigation is complete that's capital public radio's bob moffitt now onto labor issues after more than a year of failed contract talks members of the university of california's largest employees union says they are ready to strike sarah hosseini reports members of afs me thirty to nine.
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"Let's get another traffic update with joe mcconnell intend let us that we might be hearing some better news from bart but the delays are continuing on the fremont and warm springs lines at eight o'clock was the time they might have the real repaired eastbound four six eighty connector south that's east 42 south six eighty a report of the crash just the although i six eighty southbound conquered while the creek is just sluggish lighter than usual moreno little heavier than usual because of the crash one one south lucas valley joe mcconnell for kqed traffic on kqed brought to you by bay alarm hydrogen goal from ten field and i've donated to kqed again krivi i think third consecutive year it's a part of my morning drive always into my office in san francisco in fact my daughter and i went you is it all and other in ring county would listen to it every morning and have a good giggle at the way they've manning we would say his name i'm dave mind anyway but anyhow terrific news terrific content really appreciate all the insightful stories and work that has put into this station and just can't tell you how much i enjoy listening to kqed in the morning thank you so much keep it up a n lighthearted words about dave mattingly we appreciate your support you are a classic example of somebody uses the service on a regular basis basis shares it with your family and supports it that is a try factor that we really appreciate and right now is a three great reasons for you to call 18009378850 or go over to the website at kqedorgdonate actually there's more than that but there's one triple i really think you're gonna wanna hear of yes it's another triple challenge pledge break reagan cynthia dollar for dollar for dollar donations are worth three times the amount but you've.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"By the listeners of kqed the time now as 806 we go back to joe mcconnell steps the run and six city conquered walnut creek hasn't been too bad this morning but southbound before will will pass new crash there in my view of the right lane and highway four westbound has been worse than usual because of a couple of earlier crash is wanted bailey we had two lanes block the now there's a new one reported it road in the might be blocking at least one lame there also northbound two zero toeger crush of the shoulder has backed up through basketball little worse in north 101 had hell you're in south san jose stalled car middle laid joe mcconnell for kqed joe mcconnell brought to you by unbound in 1992 george h double you bush was still president and in east palo alto a total of forty two people were murdered we became a community oh sick and tired of being sick and tired we've unwanted continued to accept the fact that children can be killed them these fall auto nobody cared so far this year no murder i'm brian watt the police mayor and people of east palo alto tell us what's changed coming up on kqed's morning edition that's ahead at 823 this morning on kqed morning clouds a area some clearing turning partly sunny this afternoon more sunshine inland still relatively cool highs in the '60s to the upper 80s today in addition from npr news i'm david greene at npr west him culver city california and i am rachel martin in washington dc north korea is vowing revenge for new sanctions just approved by the united nations secretary of state rex tillerson is on a trip to manila bangkok and kuala lumpur and he told us allies that the dora for dialogue with north korea is open if pyongyang stops testing missiles in advancing its nuclear capabilities until then north korea has been slapped.