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"john mcconnell" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"Talk it up on the news. We'll be back. Breaking news and what to make of it. Officer Tatum show. All right, welcome back to the program. I am your guest host Carl Jackson filling in for the officer Tatum. The number to call into the program is 8 four four 9 zero zero 72 43. I'm at tip John McConnell. This has come out toddler who lost both parents. In highland park parade shooting was found under his dad's body. Oh man, the slain victims of Monday's highland park parade massacre include a married couple in their 30s who left behind a two year old son who'd been found under his dead father during the mayhem. Arena McCarthy 35 and her husband, Kevin McCarthy 37, were at the parade with their toddler Aiden when a gunman disguised in women's clothing open fire on the 4th of July celebration. That's another thing, a completely forgot to mention that the guy was disguised as a woman. Another reason I'm against transgenderism. Turning the typically joyous event into a blood soaked nightmare. The couple were among 7 innocent people that were shot dead during the mayhem. Wow. Their son was discovered under the body of his mortally wounded father by a fleeing passer by this according to The Daily Beast, quote my boyfriend handed me this little boy and said he was underneath this father who was shot in the leg, Lauren Silva 38 recalled, they were trying to stop the bleeding, so I brought the boy downstairs into the garage close close quote, ah, man, and you can see the pictures of them. This, oh my God. A GoFundMe page has now been set up in the child's honor, my Friends of IRENA and the in the aftermath of highland park, Illinois shootings on July 4th, the north shore community rally to help a boy who we knew nothing about, we took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents and prayed for the oh my lord prayed for the safety of his family. The fundraiser states sadly I need to share his name, Aidan McCarthy, and he needs more of our help. His parents IRENA and Kevin were killed during the July 4th massacre at two years old, ate in his left in the unthinkable position to grow up without his parents. The child is currently under the care of irina's parents, Misha and Nina Berg, the fundraiser stated, he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability and ultimately navigating life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will that will embrace him with love and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows the GoFundMe explained so on behalf. Of his family with their permission, I am establishing this fundraiser to support him and the caregivers who will be tasked with raising caring for and supporting Aiden as he and his support system embark on this unexpected journey. And this is the problem with man, murderers and just evil. The carnage they leave behind the lives that they destroy. It's amazing. Angela Bella, friend of irina wrote on Facebook that her stomach is in knots. I can't believe this happened. IRENA was such a fun person with a genuine soul. I have so many positive memories with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her sweet little boy. If you're able to donate, please do so, and I'm still in shock and incredibly heard over her passing, along with the rest of the tragedy as a whole. Again, I mean, just obviously just unbearable, unbearable news. All right, real quick. It's hard to move on from that, but I just want to remind you of what the left tried to do to try to start this nonsense when it came to the COVID lockdowns and I told you what their intentionally joined the Biden administration and the Democrats that are controlling the strings behind the scenes are doing to crush you at the at the gas pump. We're sending we're sending fuel to places and in Asia and Europe, but Biden is crushing crushing us here. Absolutely crushing us. This came out over the weekend. I mentioned it earlier on Gallagher show, defunding Wuhan, Congress quietly bans federal funds from labs in China, Russia and Iran. So all of us remember we're called conspiracy theorists for stating what we thought was common sense that they had this Wuhan institute of virology that messed around with these viruses and we thought, you know what? Maybe a lab leak occurred there and we were called crazy. Right, but the World Health Organization and who else the World Health Organization basically admitted just as much. They came out the UN did the same. So for all of you that were called wackies and conspiracy theorists over the weekend, Congress quietly decided to defund these labs in China, Russia and Iran. What's going on ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining this podcast. This podcast is brought to you by good ranchers. If you're interested, you want more information. Go to good ranchers dot com slash Tatum.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"It's not a guarantee thing, but when three year olds have just become four year olds and they've had busy campaigns, they've had hard races, but there's nobody going to tell them to have an easy race. They're going to be putting into that race where every single chance. Irrespective if they got ease down after the last wherever the case may be, they've been trained hard for the blue ribbon event at Sheldon. It's not a guarantee thing that a horse can't bounce back, but I love to see a horse at fairy house. Coming there fresh. We're obviously going to have a very short priced favorite in the race and I'm looking at something without the favorite in this race. I'm looking at the horse down near the bottom and it's an attend you I think is the pronunciation of it it's a John McConnell's horse. I think he's trading at around on fire. I think he's trading at around I think it's about 40 and a 16 to one under straights there. So maybe you'll get maybe a get four or 5 to one. I'm not quite sure what they would help place would be, but it just comes there as a fresher horse. Most of the race last time out, ran a crack and race against a pulse of one. And again, all the other horses in the race. I mean, Lou on a parrot is down, I think, as they're probably one of the second favorites in the race. Lunar Paris had a lot of hard races. Performed tremendously well in a lot of the grade one races, but he has had a lot of hard races. The favorite is going to be very, very difficult to beat. Tough form, crack and race, I tell them last time out. But I think just if you're having a little bit in the race that would help out there is on number 7 in attend you in the race. And just to back you up on the Danny Mullins was talking to me afterwards, I was saying, well, you know, even a punches down with Elaine, who just about finished behind Icarus, you could still be in all this next year and he goes, I don't know about that now. So I think we're gonna win a punches down. And he was absolutely certain he turned from around with a Carolina. So I can understand what the Mullins can run in here, but they're coming a week and a half earlier than they might have wanted to. Willie's got a great record in the race and I'd be with you, John McConnell is such an underrated trainer and a man on fire as well, so I'm fully behind you there..
"john mcconnell" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"I can only imagine how devastated the team and the owners would be and that was kind of the big thing for the race. I didn't really get over that to be honest. The nice guy in Manila very interesting bush John McConnell did well as always he can give a good account with himself and Biden's turn large did fine at a big price but I wasn't really taken by any of it to be honest I was just a little bit either in shock or disappointed with what happened to gentle because I had even kind of earmarked as being very, very classy and I was looking forward to him bush the race in general. I didn't take a huge amount out of it to be honest damage. It just flattens you. It was a bit like mozzarella passed away in the triumphal. It completely flattens you. And all you can say again is just sympathy to connections. With regard to hillcrest, Henry Delhi couldn't offer any explanation as to why he performed so badly neither could Richard Patrick. And the vet obviously had to do a post race examination. There were no abnormalities. The only thing I can think of is he left his race behind but hey Doc. If he'd won a shelter on the 29th of January, had he not unseated very unluckily that day behind north lodge when he was traveling well, but he gets hampered by a faller and on seats, that that would have been his final prep Ron. And maybe he just left Shelton behind him in haydock on heavy ground. And that would be the excuse. So I'd give him a chance again next year as a stating chase prospect. Yeah, definitely it's a chaser, but. I'm not going to rule a horse out on the back of one bad run. And I just think maybe hey Doc took too much out of them. The Irish domination continued in the boodles cheltenham gold cup as for the second year in a row, Henry dubrov head trains the first and second, but this time it's the other way around. As Rachel blackmoore partners a plutarch to a 15 length victory, Henry was saying to me that two weeks ago, Rachel said, I'm going to ride the race differently because there isn't going to be any pace, so I'm going to hold them up. And Henry's response was, you can hear this tomorrow on talksport two or on the final film podcast when it's released. Cool. Cool. Sure. You do what you want. And then he said, but if I knew that she was going to be 7 horses behind with two to jump, I'd have had a very, very different attitude. He just blitzed them in the end. Was produced to perfection on the day. I thought Robbie Barry gave him a great ride and I couldn't have had him on my mind. But again, it's Henry du bromhead one two and racial blackmore becomes the first jockey for 25 years. Since Tony McCoy to win the champion hurdle and the gold cup in the same season, she is exceptional and so is a plutarch Dennis. Yeah, she is, I think you hit the nail in the head with Rachel there. I think it's fair play to her. It was a huge achievement, you know, pressure and all the rest you could see last year as well that the goal called really harder when she didn't win. And it was a case of unfinished business this year, wasn't it. So it was great for Rachel to do the job. Secondly, it was great for Henry the bromide because I mean, to have the one two and the Shelton go up two years in a row. People were raving about Paul Nichols for years doing that. Well, Henry the problem is doing it. And also winning champion harvest as well. So I mean, that's a phenomenal training feat. And he's had, that was an incredible training fee. How the race was run. I would just thought it was a very. You know, there was a great race to watch. There was no hard lock stories. There was no one jumping bad. There was no one getting in anyone's way. It looked very clean sort of arrays to ride in. I could see a suppose asterion for long as the only one you'd say, he was jumping a bit erratic out to the right, but it didn't cause any arm to anyone, which is what he does. Exactly. And obviously he go back to ponder his own right handed and if that track and you might have an E to a chance at something there. But I thought it was a very, very good ride by Rachel blackmore. Now, in the case of more case of meteor sailors, I suppose I'd be looking at the hearts a long time. And I've been thinking that's the way he needs to be written for a long time. I've been thinking about with a long time that that Horace needs to be ridden for pace over a trip. And you know, she delivered it. And the way the race was run actually helped her to deliver that sort of ride even more so because Robbie power kicked out at the bottom of the hill when he made his move after. He made his move. He went for home and whether you're human or not, Rachel blackmore will have been taken in the back of our head, but he'd done the same last year, and I didn't get to. So the law was in the back of our mind, that had to be there. The only difference was that the ground was different. It was better ground this year, a chat room. So the emphasis was on pace. On speed. And however, I've never seen a horse win the gold cop like that. Quick and up like that and win 15 lens going away. I mean, at all it was phenomenal. He's.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Slow all the way back from keys. Back to the Bay Region still jammed from the maze at the toll plaza, The Bay Bridge, But no problems on the span now had a couple of stalls earlier. The Richmond bridge approach to stall earlier, too, But it's massively improved now. Only from backup is only from Richmond Parkway. John McConnell for KQED traffics aboard comes from Lucky and Lucky, California. I'm Dave Freeman with KQED perspective right now. Jack Green saw much to like in his friend Ryan, even though he was mocked by his classmates, But he didn't know the dark secret Ryan was bearing. Ryan was one of the strongest people I had ever met. But you'd never have known it just by looking at him a bespectacled boy of 13 lightly dusted with dark brown freckles that would lift off his cheeks when I made him laugh and unkempt mop on top of his head of the same color. He wasn't in peak condition, but he didn't care to be Some Ryan was just a nerd geek loser. Some other hateful words patted him like venom from passersby. The curious thing about Ryan, however, is he never seemed to mind. He always looked happy, always a slight grin never occur in the world. Ryan didn't open up to anyone but me. I learned from Ryan, his dream of becoming an author and stories he would write about space and the great beyond outside of our little green and blue marble. When he talked about the universe. His eyes would reflect the stars. He spoke of even in broad daylight. He dreamed of being as far from this world is possible. It wasn't until later that I learned why. Ryan told me he was moving the night before he left. We were walking at night through our quiet town, listening to the wind through the bare branches and the shuffling of the occasional pedestrian past US. Normally Ryan was trip around these walks, but this evening he was silent. Thought nothing of it until I heard a sharp in hill only to look over and see tears across each cheek. I need to tell you something, he whispered. Thought I had known Ryan but his parents' divorce their eviction his mental illness and is craving not to be alive. Where news to me? That cold February evening on a park bench. Ryan clutching my jacket tightly crying into my chest with my arms around him was the last time I saw her heard from him. I never got a new house address from him. His phone would go straight to voicemail until one day his number belonged to someone else. Spring came. Some are passed and still no hint of the cosmonaut gone missing. That is until I found a letter in my winter jacket pocket. The one I hadn't touched since that last night with him. Inside was a note that read. Dear Jack, I am no longer on Earth. I'm happy you're here. Thank you. Sincerely, Ryan. I often think of how I was too late to help him. All I hope is that wherever he is now drifting through Galaxies and stars through the endless Ocean of space, a true astronaut at last, he's happy looking at our little green and blue marble. With a perspective I'm Jack Green. Jack Green is a graduate of Redwood High School in Larks. Berg share.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The usual Blohm out clearance sales. The reason there's not much to blow out. Many dealership lots are almost bare because of the shortage of new vehicles coming off assembly lines, and that's because of the ongoing shortage of computer chips. New cars need The problem was supposed to be fixed by now, but isn't mostly because the surge in Covid 19 has disrupted Southeast Asian factories where many of the chips are made. So instead of discounts, many dealers are increasing their prices for what little they have JD. Power reports. The average closing price for a new vehicle was almost $6000 higher this August and last To a new record high of just over $41,000. The checks are not in the mail. The federal government's extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits is now expired for those living in half the US states. It didn't cut off the benefit early. But as Mike Bauer reports, studies show it might not motivate a big return to work surge In June and July, 26 states dropped unemployment benefits programs early over concerns that they kept workers from returning to work. Job searches in those states increased after they announced they were canceling benefits and jobs began filling faster in May and June two before the benefits were actually cut in June and July. But then came the reversal in June, for every 100 jobs gained in states that cut the benefits. The other states gained 75 jobs per capita, but In July. For every 100 jobs gained in unemployment ending states. The others gained 116. That means the states that kept unemployment leapfrogged Those who canceled the benefits early. I'm Mike Bauer. 2021 is on track to set a record for I P. O. S. A new Renaissance Capital Report says up to another 110 companies are planning to go public over the next four months. Which would bring this year's total to about 375 and raising a collective $125 billion. But investors not so happy. Many of the highly anticipated tech offerings underperformed by the end of August, while the S and P gained 20%. Consumer and business News. John McConnell, NBC news radio. L slash am. Okay, now back to the best of Sean Hannity continuing to build the foundation for.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on 600 WREC
"I'm Christina. Parts. Annapolis Consumer and Business News. John McConnell, NBC news radio, and We do it here in Birmingham. We will be doing it at the either Jeff State or the best day of your library. But there is one coming up. So call now and let the operators know you want to get signed up for the next retirement planning course. Or you can call during the week and our team here at the office will take care of you. So either come in for a visit or sign up for the course. 205988 triple 06. That's 2059880006. One last thing I just want to say we can't get to all the retirement blind spots, but I just wanted to bring up a really big one that we do go very deep on this topic in the retirement course. So come to the course and we can talk about later. But but just quickly want to talk about The real danger of having a market downturn in retirement in the early years of your retirement, and you need your money to live on, and that's one of the things that you talk about, and we actually show the numbers and the math. Around market downturns when it happens in the first, you know 10 15 years of retirement or the before retirement and after retirement, I mean, it's well we're talking about now. Blind retirement planning, blind spots and one thing that I don't know that I've ever met with anybody. Who actually had had someone analyze if we go through of 2000 and eight scenario, how much they would be down, and yet every single person I've ever talked to And I say, Hey, if we go through a 2000 and eight scenario, do you think it would be helpful to know how much you would be down how much you would lose and they go? Well, Yeah, I would love to know that Well, Has anybody ever showed that to you know they haven't Well, we've got a software package that does that for everybody that we meet with right And so it literally tells him here's what's going to happen if we go through this scenario. And it's a real eye opener for people and and in the course we also go through and I said Okay, what if we don't get a 2000 and eight but we just lived through some bad returns early. Maybe we get three or four years out of the first six or seven where we're down 10 15 20% and you're pulling money out. That's the key. Once you start pulling money out If you go through bad returns, especially early. It doesn't matter if the market rebounds your portfolio want now, depending on how much you're pulling out and those sorts of things. I mean, I'm not given an absolute but but I actually go through in detail in the in the course about that. And when I ask people what was the most helpful thing you get out of the course That's in the top three things that people say I am so glad you explain that to me because you can actually get the same average rate of return over a 20 year period. Same average rate of return And if you're not pulling money out, you end up with the same amount of money at the end of 20 years, But if you're pulling money out and you get the same average rate of return, But you got the bad returns early. You are running an extreme risk of running out of money versus if you got the good returns early in the bad returns late. You're you're okay. And so that's called sequence of return risk, And we go into that in depth in the course. And if you want to sign up for the next course I really encourage you to do that, too. Oh 5988 Triple 06. 205988 triple 062 or 59880006. If you don't live in Birmingham, don't worry. We've got ways for you to join us on the course. A lot of people just drivin or we've got some other alternatives. But give us a call 205988 Triple 06. Tony, let's let's go into the getting to know you. We've got our daughter Shannon with us. So if you've just joined us, it's Tad and Tony Hill. We are the co host of Retire with freedom where we go through and explain all things retirement related and how to how to plan and structure the retirement of your dreams. But we've also got our youngest daughter. Shannon. With us in the studio today, and so let's get Shannon involved in a little something. Finally, you quit talking, and I get that. All right. Here's the getting to know you question, all right. I'm going to ask the question. That was funny. Your unnatural You said you're going to have to start co hosting the show with us. So we'll just say whoever wants to whoever wants to answer this question first, um, what fictional TV family is most similar. To our family. Do you think? Okay, Well, the problem is that the only thing coming to my mind right now is the golden girls. I love it. You love to go. Shannon is a stealth golden girl. Watch your friends. So what I do what I think she's calling. She's calling you a woman and me a woman an old and old, right that is that is very sensitive. You know, we're all we're all older. Who are we? Who am I on the golden girls? You would probably be, uh, who's not rose? Because that's a Betty White. Um Sofia. Who's yourself in the little old lady? Yes. Cute. Yes. Okay. 29. You're the author. Probably. Yeah. You might be Dorothy. Dorothy. Your two sensor problem. We're probably about the same size maybe same height. Yeah. Yeah. What about you? Who are you? Mm. Are you Are you Betty White somewhere? Yeah, I'm somewhere between a Rose and Sophia. I have that cynical side, but I'm also Innocent doe eyed. Like I said, Don't give yourself it's hard to describe an 80 year old woman is Doe eyed. But, you know, wait a minute. So Shannon started this conversation by saying Finally, Dad's going to shut up. So I get to say something. So? So how is it that a child of your tender age is such a fan of the golden girls? Which was that in the eighties? Thank you for being a friend. When did that come out? Well, you know, I've always been an old, so I'm not sure when it came out. I know when I watch the reruns on a TV land has been watching. Did you say you've always been Old soul. Is that what you just? Yeah, that's actually true. I get along best with people a lot older than like old people. Yeah, like, like us. Yeah. Like your parents. All right, So here's mine. I think I think the TV family were most like as modern family. And oh, that's good, Dad. You're You're Phil Dunphy. You were such and I think I'm clear is just not cool. No, he's not cool, but I mean, he's a sweetheart. Then if the shoe fits, right, come on the old shoe for Tom. I'm at least a smidgen cooler than he is. I don't know. I don't know. You are just a goofball like that. And I'm Claire. I'm like I'm such a clear. But here's the other thing. Who would you build modern family? If you got to be the little breath, you'll always call me Alex. Because she was like the science. You know, Nerd, Tyler, Anything nerd always goes to my category somehow. Alright, family, So just so our listeners know Shannon is majoring in chemistry and math at Alabama. So she's definitely into the sciences. Yes, it would be harder in Auburn. Alright, Ted. Real quick. Maybe who's the family? Quick? We're about to run out of time. I think we are at a time. I'm really don't have an Answer, all right, Or maybe Bob's burgers. I like Bob's burgers, Love Bob's burgers. Yeah, I'm a little like Bob and you're definitely like what's her name? Oh,.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"What's going on fellow sports fans at Sandy West and I'm here to take you on a journey back to what happened this week in sports history will start way back this week in 18 77, the first ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins this week in 1914, the Boston Braves find themselves 15 games back in the National League. They go on a tear and go on to win the World Series against the Philadelphia A's jumping ahead this week in 1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from the Philadelphia 76 ers to the L. A Lakers this week in 1986, Atlanta's Bob Horner became the 11th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game and it still wasn't enough to win the game for the Braves. The Expos 1 11 to 8 this week in 2000 and nine Chase Utley hit a three run homer and Shane Victorino Greg Dobbs each had to run shots during a 10 run first inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies route. The Cincinnati Reds 22 to 1 this week in 2010 and Alive ESPN television special called the decision, LeBron James announced that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat. James won two titles with the Heat and then return to Cleveland, where he won another championship in 2016. And this week in 2013, Andy Murray becomes the first British man in 77. Years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 647564 in the finals. And that's just some of what happened this week in sports history. The weekend sports Time capsule on I Heart radio. Working less. Maybe working better. New research finds a shorter workweek often improves productivity and employees are happier to. The study was only conducted in Iceland, but it followed 2500 workers over four years. Many who cut their work week to four days or otherwise reduce the number of hours worked in a week from 40 to 35, or 36, with no cut in pay. Among the findings, productivity remained the same or improved in most workplaces and worker well being increased across a range of indicators such as less stress and burnout. Summertime means more people will be spending time outdoors. But dangers like heat, stroke and drowning also increases the temperatures rise. NBC's Dan Shannon explains how families can prepare to prevent tragedy. Mercury is rising across the country, and experts say so are the dangers so we have to cultivate a safety mindset and follow that up with practices Safety practices Justin Gang Show of caterpillars, safety services says. Have a safe summer. It's important to anticipate problems. We don't like to think about what could go wrong, But it's essential that we think through those things and they were prepared so that if anything does go wrong, we have resources at our fingertips to help us and Ganesh. Oh says, the entire family even the youngest members. Need to be involved. It's providing them training. It's helping them to think through. If something were to go wrong. What is that going to mean to us? So we're going to miss out on all of our favorite summer activities if we got injured and gentlemen, NBC News, credit or debit, A new lending tree survey finds nearly half of all credit card holders. Said their debit card is their primary payment method to avoid overspending while reserving their credit card for big ticket items or emergencies and next door. The 10 year old social Network for neighbors is going public and the valuation $4.3 billion. The offering will be through a SPAC, a special purpose acquisition company called Costal Adventures, which expects the NASDAQ IPO to raise nearly $700 million. Consumer and business News. John McConnell, NBC news radio. Heart.
"john mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
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"john mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Just south of the White Mountains. And we talked while her new well was being drilled. And she told me she was without water for weeks before she could get help from the state. Basically can't do anything without water. I mean, I couldn't drink Couldn't take a shower just started a new job. It's always racing around everywhere. Trying to get junks from everybody and water. My whole house was filled. The bathroom was filled with drugs. Did you have to flush the toilet? Then you're cooking after it was worse than camping. So Terry does now have a new deeper well, but the state is worried. We might see another drought this year so it might expand that aid program. It's also starting to have focused on finding more reliable water connections for towns. If this pattern continues, and we're hearing a lot more messaging about water conservation, and what about wildfires? It's not something you really associate with New England. But do these flash droughts make them more likely? This is something that Nate and I and another reporter, actually looking at the summer with our larger environment report and collaborative, the history and risk of major wildfires outside of the Western U. S. You know pretty much anywhere. You look in the country. There is a history of wildfire and there are forests that are prone to fire. We've just forgotten about that in a lot of places, including here in the Northeast. These are dry conditions that Make fires more likely to spread out of control or to threaten life and property. When they do start. I've been talking to a forest ranger in the Eastern White Mountains named Jim Innis, and he's planning what he has described as sort of an unusually proactive prescribed fire in a neighborhood on the very edge of the national forest, where he also happens to live himself, he says. All these dry spells and watching those big fires out West is all making him nervous. You know, every time come out here and it's a dry hot, windy day. I'm like, Oh, gosh, please, not today. It's just All it would really take back there honestly, is someone to throw a cigarette down when it's really dry, and you know how pine needles are. They just take power and this actually let our state government to take first time step last fall of banning smoking and campfires near public woodlands For several weeks during a drought here in Colorado, the federal government went even further than just fire restrictions Last year. Last fall, the U. S Forest Service temporarily closed more than a million acres of public land northwest of However, as a preemptive measure to keep people from setting off new fires. So this isn't just a really bad year or two years. I mean, this sounds long term, What are the long term impacts we might see as climate change makes droughts longer. And more frequent well one in the Colorado River basin That's getting more attention lately as hydropower. Those dams that hold back the rivers huge reservoirs churn out electricity for rural power providers and tribal communities in the southwest and low water makes it harder to do that. Here's Len Schilling with the Bureau of Reclamation. That's the federal agency that manages dams in the West. He oversees Hoover Dam outside Las Vegas. As the lake levels go down. We have less pressure pushing on those turbines. And that's really what impacts how much power we can deliver. So as as the late diminishes, we just can't produce as much power one federal agency, the Western Area Power Administration has already started discussing a possible rate increase because of the lower levels and in kind of a nightmare scenario. Both Lake Powell and meet have levels where no power can be produced, which if they were to drop That low It would have this cascade of effects throughout the region. Something else folks might not think about is water contamination during droughts. There was a big federal study recently that found Wells can have higher levels of chemicals like arsenic during droughts. You know, there's less water, things get more concentrated. We have a lot of naturally occurring arsenic in northern New England, and it's in the bedrock, which is where Wells are drilled. So this is another public health issue with droughts. And officials in New Hampshire are having to push for more well testing. Yeah. And Leila. I mean, I think the bigger takeaway from all of this is that we're kind of already living in a changed world, and that's going to force some tough decisions. You know, here in California, you know where homes were still being built in forested areas. Some people aren't able to get fire insurance and this is something the state's insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara, has been talking about a lot. Some of them are paying more for insurance and for their actual mortgage. And if what happens if you can't find insurance for your home, you can't felt at home that home then drops in property value, which hurts tax bases for communities that are already strapped trying to make ends meet. This is not just happening in California but in built environments all over the world, and it's only getting worse. So while you know we hear about all of the acute effects of climate change over the next few months, fires droughts, I think it's really important to remember these long term challenges ahead. That's NPR's Nate brought in Southern California along with Annie Ropeik in New Hampshire. And Luke Runyon in Colorado. Thank you all for your reporting. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is NPR news. 19 minutes after five o'clock. Good morning. I'm Sandy Althouse, John McConnell. He's already here, and he's got some traffic for us where we have to Joan, by the way. Good morning. Good morning. It is a good morning for the most part, happy Friday, but a little couple little slowdowns. Road work related while they pick up cones overnight work that's wrapping up north beyond oil drive approaching the Golden Gate Bridge right before the toll closet Slow and South 11 in South San Francisco between oyster Point in Grand. It's a little slow, but both of those should be dissipating soon. 80 westbound er Central Avenue them. Yep. You stall in the right land other We're not seeing much of a slowdown there add a little pocket of heavy traffic in.
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"At one A.m.. It was the hospital from across the street from the nursing home. David was in respiratory distress and needed to be intubated. The doctor told her he was coherent. But at that time to have to, um Sedate him too. Least a ventilator, and I couldn't be there with him. Okay? He even let him know that everything would be okay. He's probably wondering where I was simply and never got to say goodbye. David died a week later from covert 19. Since last spring. At least 23 residents at that nursing home have died from the virus, according to federal data. The federal government pays a lot for nursing home care. But it's up to each state toe license nursing homes, advocates say that's created a patchwork of standards that can leave patients vulnerable in California. Determining who even runs a particular nursing home can be difficult. But according to public records, David's nursing home was connected to a chain called for new health. That chain is involved with at least 26 nursing homes across California as either owner operator or in management or administration. Our new health is owned by a woman named Crystal Solorzano. She'd applied to the state for licenses to take over nine of the nursing homes. David's was not one of them. But last year, the California Department of Public Health told soldiers on out No all nine license applications were denied. But despite those license denials, our businesses continue to run those nine nursing homes and in California. That's completely legal. The approval process the license your process is a farce. Tony Tricatel is an attorney with the California advocates for Nursing Home reform. He explains. Nursing home owners can take over facilities without first getting a license from the state. It's a really bizarre, completely exploited process. The state denied scholars on a license is based on a long track record of violations documented by the state. At one facility and nursing assistant was charged with raping a 52 year old patient. At another. A patient with schizophrenia went missing for weeks. Ticket tell, says the state's licensing rules don't protect residents. California has, in a sense rolled out the red carpet. Bad providers. Hey, it doesn't matter If you're bad provider in California you can get in the building. You could be a squatter and they can't get you out. In a statement of renew spokesman said the owner, Solorzano is quote fully qualified to own and operate nursing homes, unquote. He went on to say they took steps to mitigate Cove it and protect nursing home residents. Here is how the California Department of Public Health explains the licensing process. The agency says new owners of nursing homes can enter management agreements with the previous owners. Even while the new owner's license applications are still pending, and if those applications are denied they can keep running them while they appeal, even if it takes years. Cellars. Oh, no. Isn't the only nursing home operator to do this? In California Advocate Richard Moll, it says things need to change. He's the director of the New York based Long Term Care Community Coalition. There's Really no federal involvement here, and they're clearly needs to be because the states aren't doing a good job of handling it, he says. That's especially true for nursing home chains that operate across state lines. He wants the federal government to establish stronger standards for vetting nursing home owners. Cynthia Korea wants more oversight, too, even though Villa Mesa where her brother got cove, it wasn't one of the nine homes denied a license. She felt the denials were signed that renew health was already troubled. And in October, Villa Mesa was hit with two serious violations related to patient care. There should be a Line drawn in who they can even give a license to their lives are in your hands. They don't deserve to. To manage. Not at all. Some legislators in California agreed the current system may not be working. A bill introduced this year in the state legislature would require nursing home owners to get their own licenses approved before they start providing care. For NPR News. I'm Ellie you in Los Angeles This'll story comes from NPR's reporting partnership with KPCC and Kaiser Health News. Tomorrow. This program France passes new laws against sex with minors. But does the change go far enough? Tell your smart speaker to play NPR or your station by name. This is NPR news. Whether it's by smart speaker or over the airwaves. Thanks so much for listening to KQED Public radio on this Wednesday. I'm Dave Freeman at 5 19. Let's go to John McConnell on Wednesday morning. Find out about Bay Area traffic..
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"Most extreme damage is being reported in the Gulf and Beach Community of Ocean Ridge Plantation photographs released by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Show roads blocked by debris, badly damaged vehicles and several houses reduced to rubble. Several major roads also have been closed due to debris and down power lines. Officials are asking people to avoid the area. Utility crews are working to restore power during the peak of outages more than 3500 homes were without electricity for NPR News. I'm Ben Shachtman in Wilmington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will work to set up an independent commission to investigate the deadly ride at the U. S Capital. NPR's Windsor. Johnson says lawmakers continue to look into all the factors behind the attack. Pelosi says the commission will be tasked with reviewing the fax and causes related to the attack carried out by a pro trump mob on January 6th. In a letter to lawmakers, Pelosi said the commission would be modeled on a similar one convened after the September 11th attacks. She says it will look into the preparedness and response of the Capitol police and other federal, state and local law enforcement in the capital region. NPR's Windsor Johnston reporting. President Biden will fly to Milwaukee today to hold a town hall meeting hosted by CNN. He's expected to discuss the pandemic and virus relief package in Congress. It's NPR Live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. The San Francisco Board of Education is pushing back by a week a vote on a tentative agreement with its unions to help reopen schools to in person. Learning KQED is Molly Solomon explains Why The city's board of Education was originally scheduled to vote on safety measures needed to reopen schools. Today. It's an important first step in a contentious debate over how to safely bring students back into the classroom. Schools have been shuttered for nearly a year now due to the pandemic, But school board president Gabriela Lopez says the process is being delayed because of ongoing litigation, including a lawsuit brought by the city. It's getting in the way Yes, it's taking our time and energy It's certainly not helping us get moving in in the work of returning to school. City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit earlier this month, saying the district was not reopening Schools fast enough. I'm Molly Solomon KQED news. Santa Clara Counties Cove in 19 pop up testing sites are switching to a method that uses saliva starting today, County officials say the technique is faster and easier compared to the nasal swab. People coming to the sites collect the saliva into a tube themselves. The Health Department says that makes it safer for staff at the sites to get accurate results. Company County officials say people getting the test should not eat, drink smoke or to gum 30 minutes beforehand. Sites using the tests include Immanuel Baptist Church in San Jose and the South County Annex in Gilroy. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan KQED news. Support for NPR comes from select quotes Since 1985 committed to helping customers find life insurance that fits their budget, customers can shot multiple life insurance carriers and compare rates at select quote dot com. And by the listeners and members of KQED. John McConnell was traffic on Tuesday morning as we head out to conquer. The crash on 2 42 south bound to 42 Celtic Clayton, and it looks like it may be a vehicle off throw through a fence. Also in Hebert, 80. South bound and industrial, a new collision reported they're described as a hit and run. At the Bay Bridge. No metering lights. Yet That'll probably change any minute because it's even more bunched up now at the base of the incline at the lane, Merge Joe McConnell for KQED Coming up this morning at nine. It's Forum on KQED. Two hours of our program from 9 to 11 Today, During the nine o'clock hour, the guest host.
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"Well, you both have been terrific. Looking back in history for us some past presidential inaugurals. We have about two minutes left. I'm going to ask each of you to close almost where we began. If you were working with incoming President Joe Biden on his inaugural address at this point, What would your best advice to him? Be Sorry. Let's start with you. My advice to him would be My advice, said anybody who is giving a speech, which is, you know what is the one true thing that you can say and to speak to this particular moment in the most honest way that you possibly can And John McConnell. Your advice Take Yes. For an answer. You are president of the United States. The campaign is over the country. Uh, eyes looking to you with great expectations. Great Goodwill. Uh, this is not a country obsessed with politics. Uh, this is a country that has a lot of problems. And, uh, you know, a nasty tone in its politics. Uh, none of that. It has to be reflected in the inaugural address. You are the president Look forward, Looking ahead. Tell the country where you want to go What you want to do? It's not about your adversaries. It's not about who you defeated. It's It's about you and this is probably you're probably not going to run for office again. So just be every inch the president of the United States, but he doesn't need my advice. Harder. Perry John McConnell, both former.
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"All of us all of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states, the states created the federal government. Sarah Perry, Ronald Reagan, ushering in the new federalism era. What did you hear there? You know, the folks involved in the speeches preparations said that it would sort of set a tone rather than an agenda. And I think he did do that. Although in in the tone of sort of calling for you know, the end of the government did set an agenda and, you know, in in truth, the rhetoric of the speeches, you know, sort of Reagan at his finest. Um, but what you hear is sort of, ironically, the person who's taking over the government demonizing the government, which I suppose is what he had done throughout the campaign and what he didn't is eight years in office. But it was. It was sort of quintessential Reagan in that sense Assed Johnson earlier, he didn't deviate from anything really that he had said in the campaign on D didn't offer anything new from that perspective, either. Not that he had to, But the vision that he was putting forward was almost entirely about You know the reducing this that the strength and power of the federal government on DSA and that was that was not knew from what he had been doing on C SPAN radio. This is Q and day. This week. Presidential speechwriters Sarah do Perry and John McConnell. Hmm. The another interesting thing about the Reagan inaugural address is that unlike a lot of other inaugural dresses, Reagan really made an argument in that speech, and he's often quoted just in the abstract. You hear people say Reagan was the one who said governments, not the solution. Governments the problem, and we just heard that line from the speech. But what he said in the Speech was in this present crisis. Government is not the solution to our problems, and he was making an argument, which was that a government had shown signs of growing beyond the consent of the governed and be that despite the size and strength and scope of the government, it's still had not. It's still exceeded the tax revenues of the of the government and Therefore, um, you had deficits. You had inflation. All of these problems that he talked about what So when he said, government is not the solution, he was saying government has done these things, and therefore it is the problem season. One more interesting thought about this speech. That was interesting thing about the speech is that it ended up having Residents in terms of you know, as John said, making an argument for AH, philosophy really of how government ought to work, and I think it was in this inaugural, where she made the comparison between you know a family saying within its budget and the federal government, saying that its budget that has resonated in terms of folks who people who believe in that argument of economic theory that federal government ought to manage its budget. The way of family does whether or not economists agree with that that has stayed has Staying power in terms of being rich. Four gold argument for for Reagan's philosophy of government. Next we'll look at 1993, the first inaugural of Bill Clinton of the generational change to the first baby boomer president. And his theme was American Renewal. This is from January. 20th 1993 1st. Clinton Inaugural about a minute and 15. Our democracy must be not on Lee, the envy of the world, but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America..
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"John McConnell, he took office in the height of the Cold War. On while we think of that Ask not phrases in calling us to action for our own country. In fact, most of the speech was about foreign policy issues. What are your observations about the speech? Well, my general observation courses that is the work of a highly literate, educated man with it with a natural sense of the English language that was basically unmatched in his generation of politicians. Ted Sorensen was a beautiful Writer on a modest man always gave credit to the president himself. And and we know from the documents and from some of the books that have been written about the speech that it really woz, uh, John F. Kennedy's best in that speech. That collaboration was Sorenson was very important, but I think it was, uh, think Kennedy edited the speech. Something like 30 Times. While delivering it alterations from the text. He was just the person with a natural sense of how words sounded. You know what? What? What? What? What The cadence should be What? What The choice of words should be, and he could make snap decisions in delivery. And it all just came together in a beautiful piece of work that anyone who's worked on a presidential inaugural address Comptel you is of Very, very hard to do. As you say it was mostly about foreign policy and about America's place in the world. Harris Wofford, the late senator from Pennsylvania, on had a small role. In that speech. There was a line where President Kennedy talked about the human rights that America seeks to advance around the world, and the sentence was changed to include the words at home on. So that was that was Harris Wofford's influence. Um, And he was simply hoping in doing that, Uh, to have the inaugural address, Uh, make a reference to civil rights here in the United States Secretary. I'm going to move on to 1969 in the first Nixon administration to set the stage. And perhaps some parallels to today, massive protests going into it over Vietnam. Both conventions disrupted with violent protests. Hey, was the only president of 20th century to be defeated and then come back to win as he took the oath, he said in his memoirs. The major theme of his speech was going to be peace Protesters line Pennsylvania Avenue rocks were thrown at the presidential limo as he moved between the White House. And Capitol Hill 81. People arrested 12 injured, including one policeman, So that's the background for what we're going to hear. Next. From January. 20th 1969 1st Nixon Inaugural. When we listen to the better angels of our nature, we find the face celebrate the simple things. The basic things such as goodness, decency, love, kindness. Greatness comes in simple trappings. The simple things are the ones mostly to today. If we are just amount, what devices and cement what unites us to lower our voices would be a simple thing. And these difficulty years America has suffered from a fever of words from inflated rhetoric of promises more than it can deliver from.
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"And I I you know, they're just they're just many instances of this. Biden, of course, has a syriza of crises and challenges of his own. But you know, you go back to history, and there's just many instances of presidents having to deal with these things. And so I get back. Go back to the point that if he's confident Pointing forward and speaks about principles and maybe even a little bit about American history. As as many presidents have done in his inaugural address, he'll set just the right tone for his administration. Going forward Sara to Perry, John McConnell mentioned that the audiences will be much larger for incoming president buying for for this speech. But I'm wondering what are the key audiences that this and any inaugural adjust really aimed toward. Well, you know, inaugural address is not. It's no longer a campaign speech, right? I mean, it is. It is an efficient is the president's first official address. Um, you know, it's not not a coronation, but it is. It is the moment when a president is becoming the president of all Americans. He's no longer just speaking to Democrats, and he's no longer speaking against Republicans. And so in a way, unlike many other speeches, this speech is, you know, directed towards the the the American people, but also actually the world. You know you're in a way, asking you to minimize the audience. But actually, I would argue that this speech has a global audience because the world is looking for what this new leader will bring. What will a new president Biden and his administration bring? And you know their fortunes rest on that, too, And so I think for any speech you want to consider what sort of the emotional heart center is on D. I think in this moment when our country is so divided, he needs to come back to those first principles is, John said, and, you know, speak about the values that bind us well, being extremely clear eyed about the things that at the moment are, um, are causing such division. But I think he does need to be mindful of, frankly, the vastness of the audience. That doesn't mean that he's offering different messages to those audiences. I think that if he sort of speaks about that affirmative vision that he has, it will reach all audiences and what is unique about Joe Biden? I think among a lot of politicians is that what you see is what you get. He is he is himself. He has been the same person that has been in public life for for as long as he's been in public life. And so I think we will. We will see that essence again on this on the biggest stage of his life. John McConnell. How important is speaking to history when you're crafting an inaugural address? Well, you know, I used to get that question when I was writing speeches for President Bush, and I always tried to Tohno the subject, because if you're thinking about history in writing a speech, it doesn't help in the process. You really need to keep focused on on the project at hand and on on putting you Best thoughts down and getting getting the president's voice history. You know, people look back and inaugural addresses on. Do you know they set the stage in a certain sense for administrations? But for most presidents, their most significant speech was not their inaugural address. People go back to them. But I can't think of many presidents, uh, of whom the typical American would say, boy that Inaugural address. That was That was the thing I remember about him. There's just there's very few of them. Um, so it's Zaveri important speech, but it's part of Ah, narrative arc of that President. Uh on and it uh, you know, Joe Biden will say things that are much more newsworthy within a few days of being inaugurated. Uh, but that speech, I think It just needs to be forward looking conversational in tone. I don't think that people are looking for in the times. We live in high oratory. They're just looking for, uh, I think right now, especially a really good sense of the man. And that's why Sarah is right about the world watching as well. People of his very curious about about this man who they're familiar with. But I've never seen in this role. Well, sorry to Perry, following up on John McConnell's point, if Lincoln's second inaugural is considered the greatest of all times, are there any other gold standard presidential inaugural speeches that US speechwriters might go back and study if you were given this task? Oh, sure, I mean, you know, I think it's actually to John's point is actually worth going back and reading as many of them as one can. If you're preparing this address, or just if you're interested in History in general, because, well, a few of them stand out in a sort of together when you read them, they offers a snapshot or really a pastiche in American history. You know, you get a sense of what these leaders were dealing with, sort of in context. And so they're worth reviewing. Um, you know, I think FDR's first inaugural was quite remarkable and again coming in a time of crisis coming out of the Hoover administration, and at a moment when the American people were true. We in crisis, you know lines, 100 lines and people have lost their jobs in the banks were growing under and it was a really horrible time for the American people. And for so long they have been feeling as though there was nothing that could be done about it. And so again, not even talking specifically about programs. What what FDR did, there was injected sense of possibility. Not sort of, you know, wide eyed, naive possibility, but a sense of the people having agency again, and that was a huge sort of Hone shit from from the Hoover Administration, so that I think that is sort of one of your gold standards. Obviously, JFK's inaugural is widely considered to be particularly beautiful one and again had a particular tone about it. And you know when Ted Sorensen, his longtime speechwriter and thought partner, wrote in his biography of Kennedy, sort of what the process was like, and they have been collecting fragments of ideas and phrases. And he had had to dip into that in order to write President Kennedy's farewell speech to Massachusetts when you left the Senate and had wanted to, But then, when he then and then President Kennedy asked him to read previous inaugurals and found that he found that most of them, which is not all that great, But the one thing, he noted, was that they were also very long and so his goal was to make President Kennedy's short as possible, and it ended up being the shortest censuses Teddy Roosevelt's, but again, I think he sees it as an opportunity. Offer in his room division of what America could be What we're turning away from sort of what we have been going through. You know, we're Postwar generation. Now we're sort of seizing upon a community and we're trying to sort of inject this idea not just of the community of our country that a community of nations and you know, introducing this idea of what citizenship really is. So I think for for a bunch of reasons, the Kennedy and our heroes is Concerted gold standard on depressant Obama and his reason them or was it about his own experience with his first night, Dylan and you know had Soerensen was kind enough to speak to the speech writers and president Obama himself says, You know, his first inaugural was no Kennedy inaugural, but he felt like it was reflected his honest conviction about what America out to be. Human Day on C SPAN radio with presidential speechwriters. Sarah do Perry and John McConnell. We've dipped into our video archives to pull some examples of presidential speeches as we continue our conversation, but we're gonna start with Joe Biden. Gonna play a little clip from his election night speech on Wilmington. And I'd like to have both of you offer. Your professional opinions of his style is rhetorical style. As you listen to this clip..
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"This is NPR news. John McConnell was some traffic news out there in parts of the Bay Area with some morning Fong What's going on, Joe? Not much news. Except for the fog. It's a thick in the Bay Bridge. The Dumbarton Bridge and Fog Advisory also opportunity San Matteo County, especially between Woodside and 92. 1 new incident. It's in San Francisco, a couple of blocks off the Bay Bridge, Fremont exit. It's it. Howard and Fremont Street. There's a report of a hit and run. And that's it. Joe McConnell for KQED. Thanks again, Joe. I'm Dave Freeman with a perspective now on KQED at 6 43 this morning. The weight of the things we carry, can last a lifetime. With more Here is Stephen Sound. For the summer hike along the trail of 10 Falls. The boy wore flip flops and he carried his own pack. This was a good thing. He is nine years old, and we must all learn to carry our own burdens. His back was orange, and in it were a water bottle matches a blue bandanna and a plastic Pokemon figure that resembled a rough shelled tortoise, red eyed and sharp tooth and fears the boy posed him for a photograph beside a forest of sword friends. Carried food and warm clothes, sunscreen and insect repellant. First aid kit and knife, more water. We stopped on the creek Bank and I made lunch upstream to women sat in another idyllic No. Can I recalled the tale of two Buddhist monks who come across a young woman by a river. At her request. One carries her across and later the other, scold him for it. I set her down at the River Bank. The first monk says You are still carrying her. It's a lesson about carrying resentment. In his pack. The boy withdrew a book on How to make paper airplanes paper for folding two decks of Pokemon cards, a photo album. You're kidding. I said he grinned. What else? Ah, Plastic grab no with the length of black line markers in the sketchbook with drawings of monsters and superheroes, a metal vase Black with a gold band at the top and diamond patterns of blue, purple and green. Draw, the boy said while the boy did not complain about the weight, yet he did not want to walk a dead end trail to 178 FT. Double falls, but I insisted Lacey Curtain of Water fell over the rock face and scattered to revel. It's across the crags and into the pool below blue and yellow and purple wildflowers grow alongside and brilliant afternoon sunshine formed a rainbow at the base. Clambered across boulders until the boy was close enough to touch the end of the rainbow. He stood long, ecstatic and charmed, no pot of gold. But so what? There were mossy green rocks and sparkling water and that luminous refracted arc of Roy G. Biv. It's a lesson about light. You can't put that in your pack, but what you carry if it will ease the other burdens for days and years to come or so a father hopes With a perspective on Stephenson.
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"Labyrinth is 32 today in the news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder, president He like Joe Biden is campaigning in Atlanta today, the day before Georgia's Senate runoff elections in this evening. President Trump will be a few hours North, holding his own rally after coming under sharp criticism over leaked phone call with Georgia's secretary of state from member station W. A. B E and Atlanta and my herd has more on the two races. That will decide control of the Senate fund raising records have been shattered by these four campaigns. And according to the Center for Responsive Politics, nearly $800 million have been spent between the races. Much of that on a near constant flow of TV, radio and digital ads. Breakdance is the Georgia media strategist who tracks political advertising, and they're using it to basically tell us two things about this race. But this race is the crooks versus the socialist Georgia. That's your choice. More than three million Georgians have already voted. That's more than double the total turnout for the States. Last run off in 2018 for NPR News. I'm Emma Hurt. In Atlanta stocks opened lower on this first trading day of the New Year. NPR's Scott Horsley reports of the Down Jones industrial average. Is now down about 110 points in early trading, investors are watching to see if the market rally that pushed both the Dow and the S and P 500 index to record highs last week continues into 2021. Confidence that new vaccines will turn the tide against the Corona virus pandemic could be tested by slower than hope for distribution of the shots. Stocks were mostly up overnight in Europe and Asia. Although Japan's Nikkei index slumped Tokyo and surrounding areas are weighing new limits on economic activity in response to a jump in Corona virus infections. New measures of manufacturing activity in December show a continued recovery for factories. 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County health officials did not immediately respond to our request for comment. Longtime community organizer Carol Fife, is expected to be sworn in to the Oakland City Council. Today. Fife is a founder of Moms for housing. Ah collective launched when a group of homeless mothers took over a vacant West Oakland home. She campaigned on efforts to curb real estate speculation. There should be regulations on that type of behavior. I think that's what's what's causing displacement and gentrification and really racialized displacement. Fife will represent District three, a district that includes parts of West Oakland, downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt. Sports Steph Curry got hot Last night it Chase center. He scored 62 points in the Warriors beat Portland. 1 37 to 1 22. That's Curries highest scoring game ever. The Niners ended a tough season with a 26 to 23 loss to the Seahawks, The number one ranked Stanford women's basketball team beat Arizona State. 68 to 60. 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Impeachment trial of President Trump continues
"Baloney this is an effort to overturn the results of one election and to try to interfere in the coming election that begins today in Iowa and we believe that the only proper resolved before applying the golden rule of impeachment if for plying the rules of impeachment that were so eloquently stated by members of the Democratic Party the last time we were here the only appropriate result here is to acquit the president and to leave it to the voters to choose their president White House counsel Patsy Bologna at closing arguments of the impeachment trial of president trump John McConnell is a professor at Georgetown law school what about this argument from the president's attorneys house managers argued quite the opposite so we Lofgren said today if the impeachment in election years was not to be our founders what is said no yes there is no exception written into the constitution for a certain kind of high crimes and misdemeanors that bear upon elections being off limits if anything I think the house managers have the stronger argument here namely that the very conduct at issue in this case bears upon the crowd credibility of our elections so it's not an argument to elect a president go ahead and campaign when he's shown himself to be untrustworthy and willing to to bend the rules and break them what about the appeals to the founders professor Mikhail that we kept hearing really from from both sides as they tried to to couch their their arguments within the the framework of the constitution yeah it's very telling that both sides really went for originalist arguments that it is in some sense it's a reflection of just how strong the gravitational pull of originalism has become in our political and legal culture neither side really took issue with the idea that the correct touchstone or the correct a measure of the impeachable info fences and high crimes and misdemeanors and so forth want to be what the founders intended or what they wrote into the document and apps revealing their other legal and constitutional issues where the the arguments would really go in another direction say for example what counts is cruel and unusual punishment where most persons agree that really the standards that ought to be applied in that kind of a context are contemporary standards not necessarily eighteenth century standards yeah and we kept hearing that from from the the democratic house managers that what the president was accused of is exactly what the the founders meant and certainly the opposite from from the other side which is it what what did the founders intended well does on this point it doesn't matter I think everyone thinks that the history at least matters whether or not it's dispositive I think of another question but really on this question again I have to side on the merits with what the house managers were arguing in the following sense the president's lawyers questioned whether abuse of power counts as a high crime and misdemeanor and they argue that it doesn't the problem with that is that the single most important impeachment that matter to the founders with the impeachment of a man named Warren Hastings in Great Britain it was happening in the British parliament at the very time that the constitution was drafted the chief prosecutor of Hastings was Edmund Burke of political theory fame who used to be incidentally a hero to American conservatives Edmund Burke is one of the people that they tend to look to for their founding ideals and ideas and Berks the peach impeachment Hastings makes quite clear that abuse of power was in fact a high crime and misdemeanor that was the language that was used in Great Britain in seventeen eighty six eighty seven eighty eight just at the time that the constitution was being drafted and ratified and we have evidence in the records of the constitutional convention that Hastings impeachment was discussed by the framers so it's really very hard for the president's lawyers to deny that the views of power is an impeachable offense or could count as a high crime and misdemeanor in light of this kind of historical evidence there was also this other argument we heard it from from can start that in a any invoke deflate gate he said we don't have depleted footballs that's one of the rules and and you guys didn't follow the rules pointing it at Democrats saying that this whole impeachment just wasn't proper ugh the end and you know it was a little rich to hear him to cry the age of the era of impeachment that in large part Ken Starr may of started but it is their real quick professor McCullough the did anything to his point no I don't think so I mean that the as you say that really was an exquisite case of the pot calling the kettle black but as as far as the substance of the matter the constitution it is very simple in the powers of delegates to the house to impeach and to the Senate to try impeachments there are no restrictions on how the house Kerry's that out that are written into the constitution and there are really only a couple of data points so the and