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"joshua tree national park" Discussed on Locations Unknown
"Joshua tree national park is part of riverside and san bernardino county california. This is in the southern portion of county california and was originally declared national monument in nineteen thirty. Six joshua tree was redesignated as national park in nineteen ninety four when the us congress passed the california desert protection act nine established campgrounds exist in the park to have water and flush toilets can be reserved others are first-come-first-served by patrons backcountry. Camping is permitted with very few regulations. Now as far as hiking goes there are several hiking trails within the park. Many of which can be accessible from a campground or road shorter trails. Such as the one mile hike through hidden valley offer a chance to view the beauty of the park without straying. Too far into the desert and mike. We've covered joshua tree three times. So far i remember i. I think it's three times. And i think in all three times it made it very clear. How important is not to stray into the desert. Because it's there and that's where they run into a lot of issues so for a park with short trails that are well designated. There are people that die. Go missing and have some issues there so it is. It is one of the more dangerous than we've covered based on just the stories referred. Yes so there is a section of the california riding and hiking trail that meanders for about thirty five miles or fifty six kilometers through the western side of the park. So the types of things you'd want to bring when hiking water food layers of clothing sun protection first aid kit sturdy dirty shoes map and a compass pocket knife or multi tool flashlight headlamp and then an emergency shelter or blanket. In case you end up getting stuck out there and have to survive the night. And i do want to specify too because i think a lot of people think desert hot short sleeves in shorts is very important that i mean i i mean i'm not gonna tell people what to wear but i always wear pants in long sleeves or have them available in high heat desert. Yeah it's interesting. I always wondered growing up. Why cowboys in movies and tv shows were long shirts and pants out in the desert and after doing desert hiking i understand why because during the day it helps you not get sunburned and at night. It keeps you warm. Yeah you'll the sun. If anyone if going to the beach in knows how draining the sun can be yeah now now at on miles of hiking and dehydration too that you want to actually cover your skin. It's going to help a lot more than simply just wearing sunscreen and walking out into the sunlight especially in the desert so just just a little bit. Yeah and this list is pretty generic. stuff you probably want to bring on. Every haiku gone out the country But i i know we do get comments from people about how they do like hearing the aspect of kind of how to operate in the back country safely so i think it's very important even if even if you're just doing a day hike that you have these items with you in case something happens where you're stuck out there for overnight or hopefully not longer than that. Yeah i think a lot it gets lost sometimes for the things that we take Because we've been doing it so long we don't think about. There's there's the general tools but there are people that don't hike backpack. That might not not bring some of those things so yeah it's pretty. It's pretty good stuff. So amount of visitors per year. Joshua tree sees almost three million visitors. Well at least in two thousand nineteen obviously this last year. I think all the numbers going to be down significantly for obvious reasons the so just over. Four million people live in the area so they see about a million people shy of of how many people live in the areas visitors from other places so it is a very popular park. Just a couple of interesting facts about the area from the eighteen sixties through the nineteen forties. Miners were roughly three hundred pit. Mines the most successful was the last horse. Mine which produced gold and silver worth about five million in today's currency mormon. Pioneers were more impressed by the trees. They thought the limbs of the joshua tree resembled the upstretched arms of joshua leading them to the promised land and the trees name is thought to have come from early. Explorer john fremont describe joshua tree is the most repulsive tree in the vegetable kingdom. That's hilarious 'cause i could totally see both sides like the mormons who are looking at it from like a holy aspect in seeing how beautiful it was. John freeman disgusting. It's all of the beholder. I guess it is more than five hundred and fifty thousand acres of joshua national park parks. Nearly eight hundred thousand acres are designated as wilderness. A lot of it is just open sprawling desert so an indepth descriptions of features As we said it's nearly eight hundred thousand acres the exact sizes seven hundred ninety thousand six hundred and thirty six acres and that is an area slightly larger than the state of rhode island. Give you an idea of how big this park is. The climate is desert climate consisting of two desserts. Who's ecosystems are determined by elevation. You of the higher mojave desert and the lower colorado desert. The mojave desert is an arid rain shadow desert that driest desert in north america. It's boundaries are generally noted by the presence of joshua trees so if you're not familiar with the rain shadow is it's the because of the way the rocky mountains work when rain clouds that would normally come over and rain on this area. They basically get pushed up in the rain on the eastern side of the rockies which leaves the western side of the rockies completely dry and then it becomes the desert so the park's oldest rocks are roughly one point seven billion years old. The highest point is quail mountain at five thousand one hundred and eighty three feet. Lowest point is down to just nine hundred. Thirty four feet at pinto wells. Now the types of danger that are present in regards to animals they have nineteen different types of lizards twenty six different species of snakes. Some of them. That are venomous giant hairy scorpion. Which has a sting. That's similar to a wasp. Sting sounds terrifying. Yeah i've been bitten. I've been stung by a scorpion. That small. I don't want to know what the small ones are usually poisonous. I got lucky. I didn't get bit by a poisonous one but the larger they are they say the safer they are as far as venom goes which. I don't wanna be around any of them. No they do have tarantulas. They're shy noted. The shy of the bite is no worse than beating. Also they do have desert bighorn sheep. That can be somewhat aggressive. I'm sure you've seen videos of them ramming each other. They do have black bears. Kangaroo rats coyotes foxes. They do have bob cats in mountain lions. There is a mojave desert tortoise. That i'm sure you do not have to be worried about just other. Basic animals like squirrels and birds. That are in the area so of all the things even with animals included as far as the dangerous. I think exposures the worst one. Would you not agree. I would absolutely agree. I think you know. Maybe i've we've almost been bit bitten by snakes on trails. But oh yeah. Yeah but he definitely exposure Especially depending on what time of the year. You're hiking You know heat in sun exposure will be You know pretty.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Red flags are flying. I'm Amy King live from the 24 hour news room. Red flag warnings are in effect for the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara County's as well as for Eastern Riverside County and Joshua Tree National Park. The National Weather Service is fire. Danger is gonna be high in those areas because of heat, low humidity and gusty north winds. The red flag warnings could expand to cover most of Southern California tomorrow and Wednesday with the arrival of more Santa Ana winds. News brought to you by veteran owned December Solaris dot com. Ah, fire in the Angeles National Forest is threatening the Mount Wilson Observatory has been creeping toward the Angeles Crest Highway in the observatory. No, those were definitely high priority areas for us National Force spokesman Michael Bell says. The fire started yesterday afternoon near Cogswell Dam and showed off some extreme behavior. So there's some stands, a chaperone and other things up there. The heaven burn in 60 to 100 years all says the flame lengths have reached 20 to 30. Ft. And flames are visible from the 2 10 Freeway. We do expect this is going to come down the hill always Aunt. Probably today, Bell says There are concerns about forecast Santa Ana winds pushing the fire toward foothill communities in Irwindale, Chris and Carl. Okay, fine news. The fire has burned almost 5000 acres and is 0% contained. The South Coast Air Quality Management District says the fire north of a Seuss's caused unhealthy conditions in the San Gabriel Mountains, East San Gabriel Valley and in the Toronto area and has issued a smoke advisory. Small particles from the fire the biggest concern as ash has been raining down in the area. Dr Newport Beach, says covert 19 has cut down the number of sports related injuries, but more people are getting hurt. Exercising at home. Newport Orthopedic institutes, Dr Allen Buyer says knee ligaments and broken bone injuries are trending down with contact sports on pause. What we are seeing is an increase in the number of the overuse injuries. So he says, people have been dialing up the amount of running swimming, elliptical or other exercises They're not accustomed to. When you're in a self training regimen where you're the boss of what's going on, you have to change. York program in slow, incremental ways, he says. Even going from running five miles every day to seven miles is a sure recipe for injury in one's county, Corbin Carson Ko Phi News. India has surpassed Brazil to become the second hardest hit country of the pandemic. India has confirmed 4.2 million infections second only to the U. S with around 6.3 million Bazile is a close third in terms of case count, but still has 55,000 more deaths than India. America's death toll remains the highest at more than 188,000. More Americans went to the movies over the weekend than they have in nearly six months. Christopher Nolan's long awaited Tenet brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U. S and Canadian theaters about 70% of US movie Theatres are back open, but those in the country's top markets Los Angeles and New York remain closed. The Walt Disney Company also debuted. It's $200 Million Live Action Mulan remake but did so in a $30 on demand purchase for Disney Plus subscribers. Danny Mac's KO Phi News Labor Day Barbecues are not what they used to be. A survey by Bank of America found on Lee 45% of People surveyed plan to go to or host and outdoor cookout this year. It's about 10% fewer than in a typical year before the pandemic. Drop its lead to lower demand for things like burgers, hot dogs and beer. It's slow in CASS take on.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"If, you're , ready for a memorable road trip where there's more to explore the freeway rest stops Chandler O'Leary wants to take you up the US west coast. . She joined us a few months ago with tips for driving the Pacific. . Coast highway from San Diego to big Sur, , the redwoods and the Pacific northwest rainforest. . She's back to recommend a few of the inland highlights from the desert playground palm springs through the orchards. . California's Central Valley, , old western Sacramento, , and all the way up to my home turf around Seattle the detailed in her book the Best Post, , a road trip Alice Chandler welcome back. . Thank you for having me. . So we talked about the coastal route before now we're GonNa talk about the inland. . Route make a case for not taking the coastal route because I would think everybody wants to go up the coast, , but you make the inland sound pretty good. . I feel like if you like your vintage, , Americana this the road trip for you and yeah, , you're not gonna see the coasts until you get all the way up to Washington but if you're really into things like palm springs and mid, century , architecture old neon signs, , a roadside attractions, , you're going to get tons of that on this route. . I love roadside attractions, , publicity stunts from fifty of your. . What are few of those that come to mind because I just think they're so funky. . The giant oranges that used to be Oliver California and there's a couple of them left and they were they to be drink stands for you know when you were thirsty on the road, , you get fresh California orange juice right and they're still a couple of them left along old either farm. . There's farm country all the way along the way absolutely all three states. . So we're going sixteen hundred miles and apparently it's the old isn't isn't like the highway ninety nine is of it is yeah and in California highway. Ninety . nine mostly is still intact and it's even a freeway in some places, , but once you get into Oregon and Washington because of the mountains, , it starts getting a little bit tricky kind of pick. . Cherry pick sections of the old road and then connect with I five. . Yes. . It's just like route sixty six how it's kind of been swallowed up by interstate in places like five is it's sort of the enemy on the other hand. . It's practical because he gets you from A to B in a hurry. . Yeah. . What's your philosophy you're gonna go from going basically from San Diego to Bellingham Right <hes>. . What's your philosophy on the balance between I five in the old roads I think you wanna use I five when you WanNa, , make good time and take the old rose if you wanna have a good time. . That's kind of how I look at it good time or have a good time. . That's good. . So let's talk about California first of all New Mexico on one side of the border and collection collects. . It collects co is on the or is on the California side and Mexico on the Mexico side. So . that's where a route starts are these kind of sister towns in away or are unfortunately there's a big old wall separate him so you Or now you have to go through the big international the big national checkpoint <hes> because I did that between San Diego and Tijuana was easy just walk across I think right now that's not the same as it used to be, , but it may be again I mean who who knows what we're starting in Calexico then What's the flavor of collects goes? ? That's just a springboard or anything to do there. . It's a sleepy small town and but it's kind of you kind of get the flavor of where you're starting and you're going to start out in the low desert. . You're below sea level here that's below civil come into palm springs. . A waste. . It is palm springs to us. . Palm Springs is is kind of Wacky. . It got big in the nineteen fifties. . So there's a lot of great mid century architecture there, , but it's very glamorous. . It's very glitzy. . There's a lot of designers their fashion show was movie stars that doesn't retirement communities to. . snowbirds it's kind of this weird mix of college spring breakers and snowbirds. . Okay. . So you put that in your checklist and then some I know in your book, , you talk about a lot of worthy detours you know in one of your favorites would be Joshua Tree National Park. . Yes. . Joshua tree is stunning and Joshua tree trees actually the high desert. . So it's above palm springs at altitude. . So it has a completely different desert climate <hes> different plants, , different animals. . So Joshua Tree is one of these cartoon book yeah. . Of Justice Joshua Tree is these classic kind of quintessential cactus Yes. . Yes. . So what do you do in Joshua Tree National Park Jessica cactus there's a great hikes. . There's actually only those cactus in one small part of the park is an enormous park. . So there's different bombs great rock formations they are beautiful scenery and
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"If, you're ready for a memorable road trip where there's more to explore the freeway rest stops Chandler O'Leary wants to take you up the US west coast. She joined us a few months ago with tips for driving the Pacific. Coast highway from San Diego to big Sur, the redwoods and the Pacific northwest rainforest. She's back to recommend a few of the inland highlights from the desert playground palm springs through the orchards. California's Central Valley, old western Sacramento, and all the way up to my home turf around Seattle the detailed in her book the Best Post, a road trip Alice Chandler welcome back. Thank you for having me. So we talked about the coastal route before now we're GonNa talk about the inland. Route make a case for not taking the coastal route because I would think everybody wants to go up the coast, but you make the inland sound pretty good. I feel like if you like your vintage, Americana this the road trip for you and yeah, you're not gonna see the coasts until you get all the way up to Washington but if you're really into things like palm springs and mid, century architecture old neon signs, a roadside attractions, you're going to get tons of that on this route. I love roadside attractions, publicity stunts from fifty of your. What are few of those that come to mind because I just think they're so funky. The giant oranges that used to be Oliver California and there's a couple of them left and they were they to be drink stands for you know when you were thirsty on the road, you get fresh California orange juice right and they're still a couple of them left along old either farm. There's farm country all the way along the way absolutely all three states. So we're going sixteen hundred miles and apparently it's the old isn't isn't like the highway ninety nine is of it is yeah and in California highway. Ninety nine mostly is still intact and it's even a freeway in some places, but once you get into Oregon and Washington because of the mountains, it starts getting a little bit tricky kind of pick. Cherry pick sections of the old road and then connect with I five. Yes. It's just like route sixty six how it's kind of been swallowed up by interstate in places like five is it's sort of the enemy on the other hand. It's practical because he gets you from A to B in a hurry. Yeah. What's your philosophy you're gonna go from going basically from San Diego to Bellingham Right What's your philosophy on the balance between I five in the old roads I think you wanna use I five when you WanNa, make good time and take the old rose if you wanna have a good time. That's kind of how I look at it good time or have a good time. That's good. So let's talk about California first of all New Mexico on one side of the border and collection collects. It collects co is on the or is on the California side and Mexico on the Mexico side. So that's where a route starts are these kind of sister towns in away or are unfortunately there's a big old wall separate him so you Or now you have to go through the big international the big national checkpoint because I did that between San Diego and Tijuana was easy just walk across I think right now that's not the same as it used to be, but it may be again I mean who who knows what we're starting in Calexico then What's the flavor of collects goes? That's just a springboard or anything to do there. It's a sleepy small town and but it's kind of you kind of get the flavor of where you're starting and you're going to start out in the low desert. You're below sea level here that's below civil come into palm springs. A waste. It is palm springs to us. Palm Springs is is kind of Wacky. It got big in the nineteen fifties. So there's a lot of great mid century architecture there, but it's very glamorous. It's very glitzy. There's a lot of designers their fashion show was movie stars that doesn't retirement communities to. snowbirds it's kind of this weird mix of college spring breakers and snowbirds. Okay. So you put that in your checklist and then some I know in your book, you talk about a lot of worthy detours you know in one of your favorites would be Joshua Tree National Park. Yes. Joshua tree is stunning and Joshua tree trees actually the high desert. So it's above palm springs at altitude. So it has a completely different desert climate different plants, different animals. So Joshua Tree is one of these cartoon book yeah. Of Justice Joshua Tree is these classic kind of quintessential cactus Yes. Yes. So what do you do in Joshua Tree National Park Jessica cactus there's a great hikes. There's actually only those cactus in one small part of the park is an enormous park. So there's different bombs great rock formations they are beautiful scenery and
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on WTOP
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Man stranded 40 hours with broken leg in Joshua Tree National Park
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on WTOP
"And more virtual. No just mask. The staggered a schedule includes no more than 10 students to a class temperature checks and virtual learning four days a week with a major league baseball abbreviated season's opening up today, there won't be any fans at Dodger Stadium tonight, but something's will sound. The same deter rule, as usual, will be playing the organ playing in a stadium that's virtually empty. Definitely be different, and that every stadium this season there will be public address announcer's welcome to Yankee. They will hold and we'll be out all the Yankee Games this year, introducing the player I prefer to believe that my boy's gives whoever is able to hear it. A sense of normalcy. Steve Futterman CBS NEWS LOS Angeles The Dodgers have signed their newly acquired star Mookie Betts to a 12 year, $365 million deal. Robert Ringo was stranded in California's Joshua Tree National Park after he fell and broke his leg. He ran out of water after a few hours. It's the first time in my life I've ever experienced no saliva. He recorded messages on his cell phone but had no service. Yelling went unanswered. He crawled for some Berries and ended up on a plateau and after nearly two days was spotted by a rescue helicopter. Wall Street right now, the Dow is down 95 points. This is CBS News. Never miss a moment. Top news from w T o p 24 73 65. Listen on air on Alexa and on the w T o p AP.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And ninety four one FM. Can I wanted to ask you about this before we run out of time? We've been talking about creatures in UFO's, but there are some more practical and immediate concerns about the desert. And I know I read one of the interviews that have been done with you an article that said that you had spent half your life out there chasing, illegal hunters trash dumpers and off road motorcyclists who tear up the desert, I know that during the government shutdown that we just endured a lot of people just went nuts. I mean in Joshua tree and death valley. An apparently not realizing that the damage that they do last basically forever that the it may look like there's nothing out there that it's that it's just barren. But it it's a fragile ecosystem and humans can destroy it in just the blink of an eye. It is true. It is fragile. You know, you look at a place that's build with giant rocks and things that claw you up and bite you, and it seems like it's a pretty hardy and by environment. But. The shutdown. What happened in our very popular desert park's like Joshua tree national park, which over these past three or four years. Our annual visitors ship has gone from less than a million to I believe it's going to be over three million or this twelve month period. People flood in and a lot of people don't mean to be doing anything incorrect. But especially.
Starbucks, Lakers And National Park discussed on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
"Laws more than thirty seven hundred Starbucks workers have signed a petition saying they run the risk of contracting disease. If they're poked by one of the many needles that are presently infesting. Starbucks restrooms in response the coffee chain says it's considering installing locked disposal boxes as well as using stronger trash bags Joshua tree. National park will avoid that. Temporary closure set for today. And we'll reopen areas of the park that were closed because the partial government shutdown, according to the Los Angeles Times just hours after Jeff Bezos announced his divorce from wife of twenty five years MacKenzie. Sources told people magazine he was dating former news anchor Lawrence Sanchez. The forty nine year old reporter is also divorcing her husband of thirteen years. Patrick white cell. One of Hollywood's most powerful agents AM seven ninety KABC news sports. The Rams will host that playoff game on Saturday. As the Dallas Cowboys come to town, the divisional playoff matchup will decide who advances to the NFC championship game Lakers cruise past the pistons yesterday Kyle Kuzma scored a career high forty one points. The Lakers have won their past two games following a three game slide, they'll visit the
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Theoretically, what that could have resulted in his Nixon leaving office or being forced from office because of the criminal scandal that was Watergate him being succeeded immediately by a vice president who was under a completely separate criminal investigation. Who was then also forced from office. I mean, the prospect of the chaos at the top of the federal government was just unparalleled. We'll talk about the investigation how Agnew try to shut it down and parallels to the current investigations into President Trump. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The Iranian government reportedly is confirming that it is detaining US navy veteran Michael white as NPR's. Peter Kenyon tells us Iranian state media appear to verify a New York Times report on White's arrest during a visit to Iran, the earner and Tasneem news agencies quote runs. Foreign ministry spokesman making the first confirmation of the detention of Michael white a forty six year old who's reportedly been held since July. No charges against him have been specified confirmation of whites detention comes amid a campaign by the Trump administration to pressure Tehran into complying with the list of demands, including that it renegotiate the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. The tests name report quoted the spokesman as saying an American citizen was arrested in the city of Masha some time ago, and the US was notified the State Department said only that it was aware of reports of an Americans arrest. Peter Kenyon, NPR news. The White House is attempting to secure the support of. Congressional republicans. As President Trump continues his standoff with Democrats over five point seven billion dollars to build a wall or other physical barrier along the southern border this afternoon. President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill for closed lunch meeting with GOP senators NPR's hammer, Keith has more Trump said he feels like they're getting closer to a deal to reopen the government, but it's entirely unclear why he would say that given the current state of play Trump still wants billions for a wall or steel barrier and told reporters you can't have border security without it Democrats are unwilling to fund it Trump was quizzed on why he didn't declare a state of emergency Monday night as he had been teasing. Because I think we might work the L. And if we don't I may go that route I have the absolute right to do national emergency of what your threshold for when you might make threshold will be like can't make a deal with people that are unreasonable. He said it would be foolish to give up tamra Keith NPR news. The whitehouse. Average Americans are feeling the. Impact of having twenty five percent of their federal government shutdown over the border wall impasse aviation security. National park maintenance, drug approvals are among a long list of services disrupted as NPR's. Rebecca hersher reports another involves the monitoring of air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency manages centers all over the country that detect various kinds of air pollution things like ozone chemicals, from factories and tiny particulates in smog. The data for many sensors is usually made public right away in a matter of days or weeks, but that requires that the EPA be fully operational as the partial government shutdown drags on. Some local leaders are missing the most up-to-date air quality data air center is run by state agencies and private institutions are still working. However, all in all the greatest effect is to make routine public health monitoring like checking whether ozone levels are high a little bit less accurate. Rebecca, hersher, NPR news. The Dow is up one hundred forty three points. This is NPR. An eighteen year old Saudi woman who ran away from home alleging she'd been abused by her family is a step closer today to securing asylum in Australia. A UN agency has granted Rahaf Muhammed Al Conan refugee status over the weekend. The young woman barricaded herself in an airport hotel in Thailand when she was threatened with deportation. She publicized her plight on social media, capturing the attention of an audience around the world, including the U N High Commissioner for refugees father who reportedly has nine other children has flown to Thailand he denies his daughters claims that she was physically abused and was being forced into an arranged marriage. Mark Zuckerberg says he's going on a road trip in a blog post this morning. The Facebook CEO said he would host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. Here's NPR's Laura Sidell in his post Zuckerberg says every few weeks, he will talk with leaders experts and people from different. Fields and what he called our community. The Facebook CEO says the discussions will take place in different formats that include public gatherings and talks on his Facebook. And Instagram pages Zuckerberg says it's a personal challenge for him because he's an engineer and prefers to just build something and let it speak for itself. However, given the importance of what the company does he says, quote that doesn't cut it anymore. He says discussions will be on topics such as what role the internet complain strengthening communities. The announcement comes as Facebook is under growing scrutiny for its role in spreading fake news and its lack of.
Joshua Tree National Park closes, at least for now, amid government shutdown
"At eight AM while officials used backup funds to restore order in cleaning the bathrooms city officials in L A or trying to get ready in case teachers go on strike for a long time the school district and the union or trying one last time today to work things out. Mayor Garcetti said the LAPD will help control schools if there's a strike this won't get decided on the streets. This won't get decided by press release. This will get decided by people negotiating face to face union leaders say a strike tomorrow appears likely democratic congressman Ted lieu of Torrance has announced he will give away thousands of dollars his campaign. Got from the prominent donor Ed buck, the money will go to gay and civil rights groups instead a man found dead at bucks apartment in West Hollywood this week marked the second apparently drug related death there in less than two years. The first man who died was a young gay sex worker who wrote in his journal about but getting him hooked on meth. This is trying to track down the man in a Dallas Cowboys jersey who sexually assaulted a woman at a bus stop Santa Ana corporal, Anthony Tanya, says the wom-. In our fifties. Was violently attacked Saturday night all the bus approach people. Don't just start out by doing random violent acts sore fear is that this could happen. Again. Police have released a composite sketch and security Cam footage showing the man pulling up his pants and walking off just as the bus arrives. A new families in California may get more leave for the kids. Governor Newsome is said to be considering lengthening California's leave for new parents to six months, but advocates say in addition to extending the time they also need to expand access. A lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck in California. It's an expensive state LA executive director Orissa Palmer says the currently covers up to seventy percent of pay for six weeks. And Palmer says parents who take leave end up being more productive and loyal to their employers. Are there are actual cost benefits to providing paid family? Leave were says there's also a lack of awareness about leave availability in Inglewood, Chris ancarlo KFI news traffic
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"Is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. It's day nineteen of the partial federal government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall. President Trump made a speech about it last night when the White House and congressional democratic leaders gave a broadcast rebuttal after he finished the president will continue pushing for the wall later today. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports he'll make a visit to Capitol Hill. Trump is meaning what Senate Republicans because he's trying to keep members of his party from jumping ship on the issue of the shutdown later top lawmakers from both parties are going to meet at the White House for talks, but it's still not clear what kind of compromise might be feasible NPR's Asia Roscoe the White House. Visit by congressional leaders is set for later this afternoon as the government shutdown drags on hundreds of thousands of federal workers are going without pay. So our government contract workers. They'll all their first paychecks on Friday. Many federal workers are required to stay on. On the job without being paid such as the coast guard and TSA workers in airports. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer have urged President Trump to accept their funding bills. Reopened the government and separately negotiate the border wall. Joshua tree national park in southern California will close its gates tomorrow due to the government shutdown from member station. K VCR Benjamin per per has more Joshua tree will shut down at eight AM Thursday to allow park staff to address damage cost to the park over the past few weeks and press release the National Park Service says that people have been creating new roads and destroying the park's namesake Joshua trees during the shutdown. Understaffing has also led to reports of overflowing toilets and trash bins. Park. Officials say Joshua tree will remain closed until appropriations are put into place to reopen. But that they hoped to restore access as quickly as possible to avoid any negative impact to the local economy law enforcement Rangers will patrol the park, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island to enforce the closure. For NPR news. I'm Benjamin Perper secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is in Baghdad. It's part of a Middle East tour that's aimed partly at reassuring US allies in the region NPR's Jane Arraf has more from Baghdad thump arrived in Baghdad from Jordan. According to Iraqi state, TV Iraqi officials said he met the foreign minister and prime minister Adelaide del Mattie, as well as Kurdish leaders, this is the first high level meeting since President Trump flew in to see us troops at Iraqi airbase here at Christmas that visit was controversial here because Trump didn't visit RAFI leaders while he was in the country. Abdelhadi in response to an NPR questions said on the eve of Pompeii was visit the talks would be aimed at deepening Iraq's relationship with the United States. They continued fight against ISIS following a planned. Withdrawal of US troops from neighboring Syria was also on the agenda. Jane, Arraf, NPR news Baghdad. You're listening to NPR. Struggling retailer, Sears has a lifeline in bankruptcy court until later this afternoon. The company's chairman Eddie Lampert is the biggest shareholder in Sears. He has to come up with one hundred twenty million dollars from his hedge fund by the end of the business day. A group of creditors. That stands to lose money is pushing to see Sears liquidated and believes it may have claims against the CEO's hedge fund. Japan's government is mulling retaliation against South Korea over a long running dispute over World War Two era history and piers Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul the spat is not good news to the US just when it needs its Asian allies cooperation on the North Korean nuclear issue on Tuesday, South Korean court approved the seizure of two top Japanese steelmakers assets in South Korea. The decision came after the companies refused. A court order to compensate Koreans who were forced to work for them during Japan's colonial rule of create from nineteen ten to nineteen forty. Five as far as Tokyo is concerned that matter was laid to rest by nineteen sixty five treaty normalizing ties between the two countries over the weekend. Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe, ordered his government to consider countermeasures against Seoul cabinet ministers gathered in Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon to do just that Anthony Kuhn NPR news. Seoul officials in Australia are examining several suspicious packages that were sent to foreign consulates in Melbourne and Canberra the US got a package as did the missions from India, Switzerland, South Korea, and others. No one has been hurt I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from Fidelity Investments taking a personalized approach to helping clients grow preserve manage their wealth. Learn more at fidelity dot com slash wealth. Fidelity brokerage services LLC and Americans for the arts at Americans for the arts dot org. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm David Greene. We're taking some time this morning to dive into President Trump's first primetime address from the Oval Office. He spoke last night for about nine and a half minutes making his case for a multi-billion dollar border wall with Mexico. I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian insecurity crisis at our southern border. The president spoke about drugs coming across that border. Our southern borders a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth heroin, cocaine and sentinel and Trump repeatedly said criminals have been crossing that border in the last two years ice officers made two hundred sixty six thousand arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of one hundred thousand assaults thirty thousand sex crimes and four thousand violent killings. Okay. Let's spend some time doing some fact checking here with NPR's Joel rose who covers immigration Joe. Good morning. Hey, David, right. So let's start with that last bit. We heard from the president two hundred and sixty six thousand immigrants with criminal records over the past few years that number is basically, right. But it does not tell you the whole story. Many of those immigrants. Were convicted of nonviolent offenses things like traffic violations immigration offenses, including illegal entry and also keep in mind. Those are immigrants who were targeted for arrest by immigration and customs enforcement, the folks who are showing up at the border are actually much less likely to have criminal records, and in general immigrants are less likely than native born people to commit crimes, I mean, the president likes to point out individual anecdotes with sympathetic victims. Which is something he did again last night, but by focusing on these gruesome examples as critics say he's exaggerating the overall threat of immigrants, and there's really playing to fears about immigration that are just not warranted by the facts. Okay. Well, let's move onto what the president said about drugs flowing across the southern border. Interesting. I found that he talked a lot about drugs, but didn't return to an argument that he's been making recently, which is the terrorists have been crossing into the us from Mexico since a what did you make of all that? Right. You know, there are drugs passing through the southern border, right? A lot of them. But the majority of them come through in cars and trucks that pass through legal ports of entry. And it's not clear that a border wall would do a lot to slow or stop them. You're not gonna put a border wall legal checkpoint that we're cars are coming through. Exactly. And you're also, right? That Trump did not mention terror terrorists last night. His press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was challenged in an interview with Fox News over the weekend. When she implied that the administration has caught thousands of terrorists trying to sneak over the southern border. In fact, homeland security has intercepted thousands of terrorists. But nearly all of them were trying to get into the country through airports, not not across the border. A sense of who is crossing the southern border into the US. Well, overall, illegal immigration is way down from decades ago. What has changed really is the makeup of the migrant flow. We've seen record numbers of families coming from Central America kids, and parents showing up at the border together. Also, large numbers of unaccompanied children who often turn themselves in all of these people and ask for asylum. Customs and border protection says it's facilities are just largely unprepared to deal with families and kids, and we saw two deaths of young migrant children in VP custody last month for the first time in ten years something we've been reporting on exploring a lot. So after the president spoke we heard from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi giving the Democrats response. What did you make of that after saying, well, you know, they accused the president of misleading the country and playing on people's fears to try to make a case for the wall. Here's a clip from house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Fact is the women and children at the border. I not a security threat humanitarian challenge a challenge that President Trump's on call and counterproductive policies have only deepened and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said the Democrats also want stronger borders. They just disagree with the president about how to do it. However as the president pointed out last night, Schumer and other Democrats have supported border barriers at other moments in the past. Oh, so that's a valid point that Trump made about democracy support. Apple a border barriers at times in the past. Exactly. All right NPR's, Joel rose covers immigration for NPR helping us doing some fact checking after the speeches from the president also from Democrats last night. Joel, thanks. Hey, welcome. One thing. The president did not mention last night was a national emergency. The White House has said he is thinking of declaring one he could then divert money from other programs to wall construction to do that the president would invoke the national emergencies act, which was passed by congress in the nineteen seventies that same law is supposed to give congress away to take back. Emergency powers when a president claims them. But congress never has NPR's David welna reports, it might seem counter intuitive that congress would give a president free. Rein to use emergency powers, not really says New York University law. Professor Elizabeth gluten the idea behind emergency powers is a pretty simple one goateed who directs the Brennan centers liberty and national security program says congress recognizes that sometimes speed is of the essence while enacting new laws can be anything, but speedy the concern is that in an emergency a true emergency. Which is unforeseen and unforeseeable. The laws that are on the books might not be sufficient to to deal with the emergency. It's it's this idea that extraordinary kinds call for extraordinary measures, and you can see.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on KOMO
"Twenty four seven news continues. Now on KOMO news. Maxine frost people got loud as they shared their thoughts about a new homeless shelter coming to Seattle's lower Queen Anne neighborhood. Come was matassa talk to the neighbors who say they've been kept in the dark about the plan right now, it's just a parking lot. But come in August that love will be modular homeless shelter and neighbors who felt they've been in the dark about the projects they had outbursts of anger wind. Finally, given the chance to ask questions concern neighbors vented, their frustration many say they've had no say about the modular homeless shelter coming to their neighbor card that will allow people to do drugs and alcohol it may actually increase the homeless population in our area. The total price tag is four point five million dollars paid for by King County taxpayers. Tammy says, even though the shelter is a done deal. Neighbors plan to keep fighting Joshua tree. National park will temporarily close this week because of the partial government shutdown the park will close at eight Thursday morning. So I can deal with damage that's been caused by visitors during the nearly three weeks shut down because of a lack of park. Rangers trash has been piling up and visitors have destroyed some of the park's namesake trees, the National Park Service hopes to have Joshua tree reopened as soon as possible. But it didn't give us a timeframe the tunnel. Boring machine. Bertha was damaged during the highway ninety nine tunnel project and yesterday judges listened to arguments to see if a lawsuit over who will pay for the delays repairs can move forward. Seattle tunnel partners wants to see the state for failing to explain possible obstructions Bertha stopped boring in December two thousand thirteen after hitting a metal pipe the partial government shutdown could impact how accurate weather forecasts are especially here in the north west to help explain why that's the case KOMO meteorologist Rick van Cise spoke with the Washington Post deputy weather editor Angela Fritz it actually has affected. Even though the national weather service is open. What we've heard is that the the main weather model that. They use the GS global forecast system might actually be running a little more poorly because of the shutdown, and that's because the people that work behind the scenes tirelessly day after day are not on on duty right now. My source tells me that they've got about fifty fulltime employees that aren't working one hundred and fifty contractors that are staying at home, and no one is there to make sure the model is running properly for most of us who do whether as a business we understand that these forecast models are computer driven. But they do need that extra set of human is to make sure that something isn't the skew is that what the worry is at this point. Is that what we're might be missing? Yes. And it has to do with data ingestion because the model takes data from all over the world from hundreds of different countries, and it is about data format. And a lot of things can go wrong. And what you need is to make sure that the model has everything in these needs to be just right Goldilocks conditions is what this model needs to make sure that it run correctly. And if something is off that means that not getting the data that it needs. We're talking with Angela Fritz with the Washington Post. Angela this is really critical for those of us here in the Pacific northwest because we don't have any reporting stations to the west of us. We rely on those models in a huge way perhaps more than many other cities across the country. So is there any thought to what about everybody out west? Aren't they going to find this to be more critical issue? Yes. And what's interesting is that you are kind of the canary in the coal mine when the forecast models are doing poorly, they're doing even more poorly for you on the west coast. So I definitely feel badly for you. The only thing I can tell you is that my fingers crossed for the federal workers. But also for you, the the know that these guys. Can get back to their jobs because our forecast, I think are are in deteriorating. That's Rick van Cise interviewing Angela Fritz the death rate from cancer in the United States is hit a new milestone, according to the American Cancer Society. The death rate has gone down steadily for twenty five straight years. Experts credit a big drop in smoking along with advances in early detection and treatment. The report is an all good news, though, deaths from obesity related cancers are actually on the rise and deaths from prostate cancer are no longer falling. Cancer remains the number two killer in our country. Twenty four seven news. The news you want when you want it on KOMO news. I'm axiom frost. Now an update from the Harley exteriors. Komo sports desk. Well, we might learn even more about what pro hockey in Seattle will look like later today. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will hold a news conference with Todd light Wicky of Seattle hockey partners at the space needle you can count on. Komo news to be they're not clear what the Commissioner Wicky will lay out for us. But the Puget Sound business journal speculates it could be a preview of luxury suites sales NBA, the former occupants of the former keyarena the team formerly known as the Sonics now known as the Oklahoma City. Thunder lose at home to Minnesota one nineteen one seventeen reigning champs. The Golden State Warriors in Oakland with New York. Klay Thompson with three from outside the arc in less than a minute for nine of his forty three points. Kevin durant? The last sonic with twenty four as the dubs waxed. The floor with the Knicks won twenty two ninety five your final their final college football rankings are out Washington and Washington state. The only Pac twelve teams to make the top twenty five was picked to finish fifth in the conference and ends the season ranked ten. In the nation. U dub finishes thirteenth sports at ten and forty past the hour on your home of the huskies, KOMO news. I'm Ryan hair..
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Are the formation that Manafort was apparently willing to provide the Russians involved trunk campaign. Polling data why on earth would the Russian government one Trump campaign polling data, and why would Manafort lie about it? Manafort's attorneys say their client told the truth to the best of his ability. Sears chairman Eddie Lampert has one more day to revise his bid to keep the struggling retailer in business. They've made it this far and everything they've done in terms of store sales and brand sales. Take a pretty impressive number to show viability concept financial analyst RJ had Toby with MorningStar says it may be a long shot. Stocks closed higher today. The Dow is up by more than two hundred fifty points. You're listening to ABC news. And now more of our top stories on NewsRadio cave became well as she nears a decision. On whether to run for president California's junior Senator Kamala Harris is striking a delicate balance on what could be a hurdle in the democratic primary her past as a prosecutor in her memoir published today Harris describes herself as a progressive prosecutor and says it's a false choice to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement, Joshua tree. National park will temporarily closes week so ficials can address damage and sanitation problems that have occurred during the partial federal government shutdown. The National Park Service says the closure is set for eight am Thursday. And it follows incidence of off road driving and destruction of the park's namesake Joshua tree service says it will use funds from park fees to address the problems the statement today says officials plan to restore access and limited basic services in the coming days. But gives no firm timeframe, the national park sprawls over hundreds of thousands of acres of Mojave and Colorado deserts east of Los Angeles. Newly elected governor Gavin Newsom as promised to make sure the state continues to have a strong rainy day fund in the event of another recession the city of Roseville trying to do the same thing, and we'll have to replenish, its emergency funds. One of the the highest priorities for for any new revenue. That comes in is really to make sure that we are funding for for the recession. That's coming and making sure that we're able to stabilize the general fund making sure we're putting back for all capital improvement projects. And so in the future, we can sustain another recession. Like, we did the last one, and that's Roseville city manager Dominic Casey he says over the past couple of years the cities had to make cuts to services dip into its emergency funds. Something he says, they don't want to have to repeat in the future..
Joshua Tree National Park to temporarily close to fix damage during shutdown
"Manager Dominic Casey he says over the past couple of years the cities had to make cuts to services dip into its emergency funds. Something he says, they don't want to have to repeat in the future.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Are the information that Manafort was apparently willing to provide the Russians involved trunk campaign. Pulling data why on earth would the Russian government want Trump campaign polling data, and why would Manafort lie about it? Manafort's attorneys say their client told the truth to the best of his ability. Sears chairman Eddie Lampert has one more day to revise his bid to keep the struggling retailer in business mazing they've made it this far and everything they've done in terms of store sales and brand sales. We'd take a pretty impressive number for to show viability concept financial analyst RJ Toby with MorningStar says it may be a long shot. Stocks closed higher today. The Dow is up by more than two hundred fifty points. You're listening to ABC news. And now more of our top stories on NewsRadio cave became as she nears. The decision. On whether to run for president California's junior Senator Kamala Harris is striking a delicate balance on what could be a hurdle in a democratic primary her past as a prosecutor in her memoir published today Harris describes herself as a progressive prosecutor and says it's a false choice to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement, Joshua tree. National park will temporarily close this week so ficials can address damage and sanitation problems that have occurred during the partial federal government shutdown. The National Park Service says the closure is set for eight AM Thursday, and it follows incidence of off road driving and destruction of the park's namesake Joshua tree service says it'll.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Should be in favor of a pittance of funding for a border wall. Howard Democrats gonna respond. Well, they're probably gonna respond by making a particular claim bat an old Bill. I will explain the Ben Shapiro show. KABC news, live and local. It's three thirty. I'm Liz Warner President Trump will address the nation about the situation at the US Mexico border at six PM tonight. Trump tweeted, this is an humanitarian and national security crisis AM seven ninety KABC. We'll carry the president's speech live at six followed by your reactions with Peter Tilden house speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Arizona congresswoman Gabby giffords are announcing new gun safety legislation. Pelosi said the bipartisan background checks act of two thousand nineteen will be at the forefront of the new democratic house agenda. The Bill requires universal background checks for gun sales and transfers of firearms. But today, it's also a day of action. We say enough is enough. By finally, bringing commonsense bipartisan background check legislation to the floor of the house. With the threat of the first teacher strike in nearly thirty years in the country's second largest school district. There's only a day to come to an agreement. The looming strike finds parents have more than sixty four thousand students wondering what they're going to do. If there is a walkout, some may support teachers and not send their kids to school some have no choice because of work other say learning from a substitute is still learning. The issues are class size salary the need for more, nurses, librarians a counselor and the growth of charter schools. Both sides agree on the issues. Just not how much to do about them. Joshua tree. National park will be off limits to visitors starting this Thursday park. Spokesman George land said today that the closure will likely last for the duration of the partial government shutdown the lack of funds resulted in only eight Rangers to oversee the entire park and unsupervised visitors have reportedly caused quite a bit of damage AM seven hundred KABC sports, the LA Rams now know their first playoff opponent..
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Think that was unsure. Sure. So Eric made the point we're talking about the down last week. And Eric said, I just got my paycheck and money is still being taken from it. I said it's said something like, I guess they're not shut down enough to stop them from taking my money guy. Very good. You came back with a story about how the employees who work at the IRS who are in charge of taking your money from your paycheck. They're deemed essential employees. But the people who work at the IRS who are in charge of tax refunds, they're deemed non-essential. Yeah. So you will not be getting your refunds. So they'll be taking all your money, but they won't be giving you refunds. Yes. So I was able to throw that on the FOX did you hear now the latest update is that's okay. Yeah. Mike Pence is now announced that they have deemed the tax refund employees to be essential. This is my favorite this this story. Just in general. There is something else. We were talking about. Oh, maybe it's California. What was the crazy law that they were going to go the cell phone that detects tax? This is what they do they deem it. They tell you this crazy story. Oh, you're not going to get your tax refunds. And then they tell you. Oh, you know, what you will get it. And we're supposed to be like, thank you. Thank you forgiving. You guys. Are so great that you were able to get this. No, California's such a great place to live. We don't tax tax text messages. You know? You're just made that up like days. Yeah. Wonderful now. So so the White House announced that quote in order to mitigate the impact of the shutdown. The IRS will continue to issue tax refunds on time as planned so my point of this whole thing is who decides who's essential who's not essential. Because last week these IRS tax refund employees were not essential. Now, they are essential. Who determines what is an who? Is it who isn't and what's going on here? So the national parks closed down. That's every time. There's a government shutdown. This is the thing that Abbas. We gotta shut down all the national parks. As Larson mentioned yesterday. I haven't been, but I'm pretty sure you could just walk to Cabrillo. You just you can't park in it. Yeah. I'm sure that's true. Unless they built a wall. No wall people out of Cabrillo. Now during the Obama shut down in two thousand thirteen federal employees literally put barricades around memorials in DC. So they put barricades around the World War Two memorial to keep people out of the memorial. This shut down the Trump administration does not done. They've just stopped offering services. Right. So most of that means no tours or no bathroom cleaning in Joshua tree. Local businesses at all come together, and they've stepped up and they've decided they're all going to clean the bathrooms themselves, which leads me to the conclusion that we don't even need federal parks. We need federal parks for him. Thunderbird maybe a state park or how about yourself Park City park. Dare I say don't know don't use the P word. Why does it have to be federal just stop there? So a lot of the stuff is shutdown theater. That's really what I wanted to get across. It's all a lot of it is shutdown theater. Right. When Obama was shutting down the World War Two memorial. Like why it's just a big concrete thing. But if the show you can't you can't go look at it was the. And then a shutdown theater with the no. No, I r s refunds okay, fine. We'll give you the and then all the media reports of people can't pay their mortgage. Wait a second. No one's Mr. check in. Well. Hyun they won't be able to pay it unless it's not what the story was. So just be careful not to be influenced too much by shutdown theater, which a lot of this is coming up next Mazda. Remember, the next thing on the agenda. Terrorism at the border over three. Shoot. I forget number two the shiny new governor. Oh, yeah. Gavin newsom. What's the to support? I actually don't know. That's a winner. The. Yeah. That is that's what that means. Because it's not the number of mistresses because it's way more. Yeah. Yeah. One eight hundred seven sixty K FM. We have a nice little. Yeah, we can probably. It's just in my back.
Joshua discussed on Sean Hannity
"Wall. Joshua tree national park will temporarily close this week so officials going to dress damage and sanitation problems during the partial federal government shutdown. The closure is set for Thursday and follows destruction of some of the park's namesake Joshua
Fallout Grows As Partial Government Shutdown Drags On Into New Year
"We are in day seven of the partial federal government shutdown, and there's no end in sight, President Trump wants congress to approve billions of dollars for a border wall. Democrats who are set to take control of the house next week saying, no, so far the effects of this shutdown have been relatively muted. Many people are taking time off for the holidays, but the fallout could grow if the shutdown stretches well into the new year as NPR's Scott Horsely reports the two weeks around Christmas are some of the busiest Joshua tree national park in California when rock climbers and car campers flocked to the high desert getaway the cactus and the campers are still there this week, but the Rangers would ordinarily patrol the park have been sent packing by the government, shutdown visitor centers are closed all the bathrooms are still open. But they're not being maintained right now by the park service. So the local community has rallied together and started cleaning the bathrooms and restocking. Toilet paper. John. The Riddick runs a nonprofit group called friends of Josh which. Three national park. He says those friends are grateful access to the park has not been cut off. But with the government shutdown approaching its second weekend, and no sign of compromise on the horizon, the rhetoric and others are digging in for what could be a long term project as dumpsters fill up and the pit toilets fill up. You know, what kind of solutions can we make to solve those problems? So far, the shutdown affecting about a quarter of the federal government has been little more than an inconvenience to some and invisible. Too many critical federal employees have stayed on the job. And while they're not being paid at the moment that won't really show up until their next paychecks are due January eleventh still Jacqueline Simon who's with the largest union federal workers says the longer the shutdown drags on the more widely its effects we felt your agency or affected by the funding wrap that had a little bit of money leftover her take him to the end of the year. But that money will be running out today Monday. And i'm. So more things will be shutting down the EPA. For example, has announced plans to hold operations at midnight tonight. This Massoni and museum and the national zoo will shutter their doors next week food stamps and the school lunch program or funded through January, but could take a hit after that. If the shutdown continues White House, it kind of has Kevin Hassett says the shutdown should not do lasting damage to the US economy. But he admits it could cause a blip in the unemployment rate. If hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still idle in a couple of weeks, if the shutdown extended through the job survey week about January tenth, then the government workers who are not reporting to work would show up in the unemployment statistics as well. But that would be more of a temporary thing. It's not something that we expect his really material for the outlive, social security and Medicare payments are still being made as usual, but applications for FHA back mortgages could be delayed FEMA briefly rattled the housing market. When the agency said it would. Up selling flood insurance policies during the shutdown Allen decker who has the insurance committee for the national association of realtors says that could have jeopardized as many as forty thousand home sales each month, if they're getting a mortgage, they gotta have flood insurance. And if they can't get the flood insurance or not able to get the mortgage, you know, the Bank requires it. So it's definitely can affect things under pressure. Fema backtrack late Friday instead it would resume selling flood insurance for now. Volunteers will keep scrubbing toilets at Joshua tree national park, but joined the Rettig says that's no substitute for the Park Rangers who ordinarily keep an eye on the native American rock, art and other history dotting the desert landscape. In unique artifacts up there that need to be protected by a fully staff National Park Service staff, and my concern is right now that those artifacts and those one of a kind kind of things in the park are unprotected. Unfortunately, that park protection like much of what the federal government does usually attracts little attention until it's gone. It's got Worsely NPR news. The White House.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on Man Points! Podcast
"Yeah she's a kiwi who was in the states she's out you know doing the hiking joshua tree national park fall somehow shatters her pelvis can't move manages to survive laying out in the middle of the or for four days by pretty much drinking her own urine and not quinton it's kind of like that chip you've got stranded on the mountain thing they do that new zealand emily so on so she's getting men of the week or not waiting i told you it's worth waiting not quitting for waiting for someone else to come get her just like the chicken the mountain who got it right because she like i i don't think i agreed with that one you know technically i don't think we ever went back and gave it to her daily sample clever but lazy we'll give it to her if she survives this you five this episode did we did revisit it and i can't remember if we had some pretty amazing candidates that we to i'm not sure if she got it or not but sure she didn't like i really didn't yeah but i had to bring them up just because i was impressed i mean come on she shattered frigates painful like he's later and agony still manages to keep her wits about her to survive for four days is playing there she'd wait another day or two like there's that she does she died restriction yeah you can only drink your own piss film anything is the third time it becomes starts becoming really toxic but she says it tastes like flat beer.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on Good Job, Brain!
"Something like the beetle had really strong biceps and i found some more creatures that were named for celebrities and i'll give you a clue about what kind of animal it is and maybe where it was found or what it looks like or what it was named and you guys tell me who it was named for okay okay okay okay you can muhsin question number one there is a species of spider found near fulsome prison adult males of that species are usually black everybody any has she's known for his fulsome fulsome prison bleeding the man in black and so they were like yeah how about that this is the spider bit them and they died there is a species of spider found in the joshua tree national park named for this pop star karen everybody no okay that's true maybe larry molin and the other guy pasta pasta bonna why fighter the u2's nineteen eightyseven album the joshua tree how about this one the u gloss up bazooka be was named for whom it's a character sheldon in from the big big thing siri hooper from oh yeah faster sheldon cooper show dr shoulder doctor in this show sheldon x cooper yeah the big busy inga is his phrase okay last one how about this the german nada and monster parv ferns are named for this pup star it's lady gaga because her last name is german german nada german her fans are the little monsters the whole species of fern we're named gaga for lady.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on We're No Doctors
"Did she gets stung by a bee and someone goes no she said she got stung by bit by an aunt and i go do that get that irish go i'm gonna assume it's the same thing and i was like does anyone is anyone here allergic to bees when kids like i am i have an epi pen as like give me the pen i give this little girl stabbed in her leg yes whole show i had no choice i want the obviously but was it so crazy what happens miles from we what happened it seemed to stabilize her but she was still just coming out of the hospital put her in the back of my truck no the back of a van the one of the vans that we took down there and i drove the van and i made one of the counselors stanley with her in the back of the van and then the other counselor just had to stay with these kids out in the desert while i what the whole kind of camp is this hauled asks from amp still in business still in business i'd haul ass through joshua tree national park and the nearest hospital was in i think twenty nine paul yeah sure that makes sense in arizona something got they're carried this little girl ran with this little girl into the hospital and they got her checked in i think she stayed there overnight but her parents you know they call their parents or parents came out and they're like we knew.
"joshua tree national park" Discussed on Rob Has a Podcast
"Not a thing did happen in in joshua tree national park yesterday on my actual birthday my wife and i were hiking around and someone came up to me and asked me if i'm josh twitter and it was somebody who listens to rha piece so shoutout to charlotte catching me in the wild that was kind of that was kind of surreal of sort of bizarre i was wearing the wombats hat and i thought maybe that was how she had recognized me but no she said it was based on my calves because i posted instagram video of my calves ghost island of which i am very proud much like i am proud of my hat i am proud of my cat i have no follow up questions to that none move on so we are going to talk about episode number three naps number two of survivor ghost island and then later on we will have another exercise which we need that mention right now because we're not going to talk about it but then we'll talk about something else later on that may or may not involve musical numbers that seems fair it seems legit it's here we're going to tell you and then we're not gonna talk about that other thing that's fine subtype about how we're not gonna talk about it okay all right josh so you and i really have not gotten to speak much about this episode i don't think i've read anything that you've written up so just real quick what was your take on episode number three of ghost island.