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Fresh update on "joshua tree" discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"A lot of work that still needs to be done. Rafi Catch Dorian is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His latest piece is called the Trash Nebula. Thank you very much. Thank you, Luke. You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. The western Joshua trees, iconic trees that have graced the Mojave Desert for some 2.5 million years are in need of protection from climate change. So, says a group of environmentalists who filed a petition under the California Endangered Species Act. This week, the state granted a temporary protection to the plants while it reviews the case. That means for the next year or so, it is illegal to cut down damage or remove Ah Joshua tree without a permit or special permission. This marks the first time ever a plant has been protected under the California Endangered Species Act, primarily because of climate change. Brendan Cummings is the conservation director with the Center for Biological Diversity and the author of that petition, and He joins us Now. Welcome. Thank you for having me on the show. Brendan, you live in Joshua Tree, the town in the Mojave Desert. So what is so special about the Joshua tree? I think one of the first written descriptions of it well over 100 years ago captured it best. It's simultaneously beautiful and grotesque. There's something incredibly Seussian about it. They transport you to a different world. Where you khun, forget all the horrible things going on in the world. Well, what is climate change doing to these plants? As it gets hotter. We're seeing less reproduction in Joshua trees. If you visit Joshua Tree today, the adult trees you see in the population sprouted when the climate Was about on average one degree Celsius cooler than it is today. Now the young trees, ones that air like 10 to 20 years old. If you map out where they are relative to the adult trees, it's about half the area. In other words, even under the mid range scenarios that assume we as a society, get it together and address our emissions. We're likely to lose three quarters to 80% of our Joshua trees and under current scenarios, we lose all of them and, additionally another threat. Is invasive grasses which have completely changed the fire regimes in the Mojave 40 50 years ago, If a bolt of lightning hit a Joshua tree, it would burn that Joshua tree, maybe the shrub next to it, but that would be about it. Now that same lightning strike burns not just the Joshua tree, but the grass below it, which carries the fire to the next tree in the next tree in the next tree, and fires are now thousands of acres. Let me ask you. This. The Joshua Tree National Park is pretty sizable around 800,000 acres. Um, some people who live in the region feel that that's enough to protect the trees. And some see what you're doing is government overreach, and that protecting the trees is bad for the local economy, while Joshua Tree National Park does a great job at protecting the trees within the park. It's insufficient. The Western trees about 40% of their range is on private land that has virtually no protections from development. Um in terms of the economic impacts of protection. In the Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley area. One of the driving forces for the economy is tourism. People come to Joshua Tree for the very purpose of seeing Joshua trees. If we don't adequately protect them, we're going to lose that which makes this place attractive to tourism. But moreover, if we could do what's necessary to protect Joshua trees, we will really be doing what's necessary to improve the quality of life in our desert communities. Brendan Cummings is the conservation director for the Center of Biological Diversity. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thiss NPR news. This week, Otm examines the notion of manufactured reality from the encroachment of Q and on into the wellness world where we go one we go all, which is very much in alignment with the belief system within yoga mean we believe we are all wanted to Paris Hilton that's hard to reality Dating shows except Don't miss this week's on the media from W. N. Y. C this morning a tent on 93.9 FM..
Fresh update on "joshua tree" discussed on KNX Programming
"Is a bobcat fire spokesperson. Details can next this weekend cruise air trying to shore up containment lines, so the fire doesn't get out of control again, he says People should already have their properties. Fire ready and have a cove. It's safe Evacuation plan, Other than that, it's more about the fire. It's all about just being prepared that you don't have to do it. The heat wave is predicted to start Monday last through Friday. Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news radio Bobcat Fire has burned 114,000 Acres 61% contained Up to 85 structures were destroyed or damaged. An active conservation by the state is pitting two eco friendly groups against one another. California has granted temporary and danger protection status to the Joshua Tree. Supporters say it's the first species to be protected by the state directly because of the effects of climate change, But that could disrupt plans to build solar farms in the desert and deliver more renewable energy that's aimed at reducing climate change. Bread and Cummings with a center for biological diversity, which pushed for protecting the trees tells chaotic there's a place for solar just not insensitive land hopefully going forward. All future solar projects that are planned in the desert will now know that there's a much higher price to be paid if they're going to develop on Joshua Tree habitat, and they will choose to avoid that habitat. And fight these projects on already degraded land, or at least less sensitive lands that do not contain Joshua Tree In an attempt to please both science. The State Commission is living fees of $10,000 per acre on solar companies that build in the area in question to go toward a fun protecting the tree habitat. Brain ping Chaotic Sten 70 NewsRadio. President Trump announces his pick for the Supreme Court will talk about that at the bottom of the hour. 7 25 Now, traffic and weather together every 10 minutes on the fives. Here's Lisa gone Well, we've got something on fire. This is on the 91. He spouted Alameda. It's under the freeway, and they're not reporting whether it's a car of rush on fire. But I do see it is starting to cause a little bit of a build up there. Again. This is on the 91 backups, actually on the 91 eastbound side, so I don't know. Just a bunch of people are looking at this thing or it's Ah, it's reported on the westbound side of the freeway. So be aware of that. This is Jan mentioned. A police officer has been shot at the harbor division station in San Pedro is the police are telling nearby residents to stay away from the station while they investigate, So you want to stay away from all of the surface streets as well?.
Fresh update on "joshua tree" discussed on KNX Programming
"And if you happen to get an email like this Just deleted. Do not click on any links or open any attachments. She also says to verify the identity of anyone who knocks on the door, saying they're collecting a response for the census by making sure they have a valid I D badge with their picture. A U. S Department of Commerce watermark and a valid expiration date of the person at the door does not work for the Census Bureau contact. Your local law enforcement agency. Lacey offered up the warning in a video message as part of her offices. Weekly fraud. Friday. Alert Margaret Career O K. Annex 10 70 News Radio. An act of conservation by the state is pitting two ICO friendly groups against each other. California has granted temporary and danger protection status to the Joshua Tree. Supporters say it's the first species to be protected by the state directly because of the effects of climate change. But that could disrupt plans to build solar farms in the desert and deliver more renewable energy That's aimed at reducing climate change. Brendan Cummings with a center for biological diversity, which pushed for protecting the trees, tells chaotic there's a place for solar just not insensitive land hopefully going forward. All future solar projects that are planned in the desert will now know that there's a much higher price to be paid if they're going to develop on Joshua Tree habitat, and they will choose to avoid that habitat. Incite these projects on already degraded land, or at least less sensitive lands that do not contain Joshua Tree In an attempt to please both science. The State Commission is living fees of $10,000 per acre on solar companies that build in the area in question to go toward a fun protecting the tree habitat. Rain pink eight x 10 70 news radio. We have got critical fire danger coming up. We'll take.
Fresh "Joshua tree" from KNX Weekend News and Traffic
"The pursuit started. But CBS two's joy Benedick says Pomona police were doing surveillance in the area when they started chasing the driver. We're told when they were coming west on baseline, they attempted to make the turn. They're onto foothill, but for whatever reason Driver could not navigate that turn, especially at such a high rate of speed, possibly upwards of 100 miles an hour, So in response, they ended up hitting the median going airborne and flipping numerous time. Both and were rushed to the hospital the past year in critical condition after being thrown from the vehicle during the crash investigation, by the way, is continuing. Reckless driving suspect is under arrest after clipping several cars while speeding across L a freeways. Authorities started chasing the band after his car was seen surviving swerving on the four or five and five they pursued eventually came to a crash ending when the driver tried wedging between two cars on the 2 10, then lost control and crashed their Wieland Avenue in Lakeview Terrace, CHP officers round of the ban and used a Taser to force him to the ground. No injuries reported there. An active conservation by the state is pitting two ICO friendly groups against one another. California has granted temporary and danger protection status to the Joshua Tree supporters say it's the first species He protected by the state directly because of the effects of climate change, But that could disrupt plans to build solar farms in the desert and deliver more renewable energy that's aimed at reducing climate change. Brendan Cummings with a center for biological diversity, which pushed for protecting the trees tells chaotic there's a place for solar just not insensitive land hopefully going forward. All future solar projects that are planned in the desert will now know that there's a much higher price to be paid if they're going to develop on Joshua Tree habitat, and they will choose to avoid that habitat. Incite these projects on already degraded land, or at least less sensitive lands that do not contain Joshua Tree In an attempt to please both science. The State Commission is living fees of $10,000 per acre on solar companies that build in the area in question to go toward a fun protecting the tree habitat. Brain ping Chaotic Sten 70 NewsRadio. It's 5 20 checking money Gina Service, Pepsi is offering a way to counter the effects of its caffeinated.
Fresh "Joshua tree" from KNX Weekend News and Traffic
"Report is at 1 25. I'm Manny Projectile with mohr traffic reports more often. Hey, uh, Next 10 70 news radio temperatures ice uncomfortable along the coast Lower seventies for the beach Communities lower eighties for l, A in Orange County metro nineties and the valleys in the inland Empire 93 for the high desert and upper seventies up in the mountains. Temperatures start to warm up as we head into Sunday, but we'll really ramp things up as far as he's concerned as we head into Monday. Also, we will have critical fire weather conditions. A fire Weather watch will take place for portions of Southern California as we have weak Santa Ana winds with Southern California's It's accurate and dependable. Four counts. I'm CBS to meteorologist Alex Piston for Can extend 70 NewsRadio 77 degrees in Santa Ana. It's 81 degrees right now in Burbank in downtown Los Angeles, where up to 80 degrees, and it's 1 17. An active conservation by the state is pitting two equal friendly groups against one another. California has granted temporary and danger protection status to the Joshua Tree. Supporters say it's the first species to be protected by the state directly because of the effects of climate change, But that could disrupt plans to build solar farms in the desert and.
Inland West Coast Roadtrips
"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
Man stranded 40 hours with broken leg in Joshua Tree National Park
Comets, Night Sky, and More
"So this comic comment Neil wise really has been a delight I mean I. Don't think people really knew about it until March and then suddenly. Now, they're saying. This is a very visible comment. In fact, in some instances, you can see it with the naked eye, and certainly can see it with Nike and our cameras will have no problem seen at all. If we have good conditions, and so I'm pretty excited about this now. Up until this point up until really today where I live in California. You had to get up in the wee hours of the morning. to photograph which I don't mind I I. Mean I'm an Early Guy, I get up pretty early, but when I read that when we get to you know the thirteenth and the fourteenth. And the fifteenth, of July then we can start to see it above the northern horizon not too far above five to ten degrees depending on where you are above the northern horizon. In the evening. The evening which I really like because you know I, get up in the morning I I tend to do my work and do all that sort of stuff and I can do all of that I can do a full day's work. Have everything ready to go and then celebrate in the evening? Maybe get out there a little early do a little twilight photography, which is always fun right? Maybe shoot the comet if I can get a good anglong and get a good view of it, and then just keep hanging out and see what else I find. You can get a good shot of the Milky Way. So I'm pretty jazzed about this because I have to tell you. I can't be the only person thinking Oh. My God I can't take another picture of the cat or the walk. I do every day or you know. This routine that I mean the Rut. That I am in during shelter in place in terms of the physical out, there is about six feet deep right now, walking into so much I'm getting a lot done inside and being productive and doing all that stuff. That's great work. You know I I've been disciplined and focused and productive. Yeah, but in terms of the stuff that I really like in terms of getting out there and mixing it up in the city, doing some street, photography, or traveling or even going out to eat. You know all that kind of stuff. No. Hasn't been any of it and I really want to take a picture of something different than what I see every day and I think this. This is a good opportunity I don't even have to go very far. I'm scanning out some locations tomorrow. Night's GonNa. Be My first night. Actually tonight is going to be my first night. Because as you're listening to this, it's Tuesday yes. So I mean right now. It's Monday for me. That's you know there's my head right there. Tomorrow, Night's GonNa be my first night, and then if it doesn't go as well as I want, or if I learned some things that I wanted to apply again I'm GONNA. Go Out Wednesday night to supposed to have clear skies both nights up here in northern California for this type of photography the comments going to be about five to ten degrees above the horizon, so I need to find a good spot. I'm working on that right now. And I'm just going to get out and do some shots I'm GonNa do some shots now. My view of the comet shot for me anyway, and and I have shot comments before Hale Bopp I shot Haley's comet out in the desert out of Joshua Tree. Way Back when with film with CODA color like something, crazy cutter via our four hundred or something like that. It's a very grainy shot, but it's sharp in. It's actually quite beautiful I. Still Look At. It sometimes got Joshua Trees in the foreground all that. I'm not going to go out to the desert for this, but i. do have some good locations around here scouting them out right now for tomorrow night. And? Go out and just see if I'm really lucky if I have a great night when I go out. I have a great night I have the possibility of getting like two or three or four different shots in one photo shoot I love that especially after the drought that I've been in just in recent weeks. So I thought okay, let's talk about this. Is Talk about you know how to prepare talk about you know what to look for? Because a lot of you I'm sure in the same boat as me. This might sound appealing is a different kind of assignment begun. If we could even compare shots, you know if I get a shot and you get a shot and all that maybe I'll do a facebook post where we can compare shots well. Listen how goes first. And then we'll, we'll take it from there. So I've got five things that I have learned from doing these sort of shoots that I. Want to share with you right now. Really I mean a lot of this stuff. You're GONNA probably already. Know more what I'm trying to do today. Is this get you excited about going out and doing this and hoping that you will go out and do it if you have the opportunity to do so?
In and around area 51
"Directly over area fifty one. It's been restricted since the mid nineteen fifties which means no one peers down to area fifty one without authorization except satellite circling the globe in outer space. The area immediately around area fifty one is referred to as the box air force pilots at nearby Nellis Air Force Base. No never to enter the box. Distinctly visible at the very center of areas. Fifty fifty-one box sits near perfect. Six Mile Diameter Dorf basin also known as a dry lake. It was the light bed itself that originally appealed to the C. I. A. Decades. It had doubled as a natural runway for fifty one secret spy planes almost everything visible on approach to area. Fifty one from the air is restricted. Government land there are no Public Highways Shopping Malls Twentieth Century urban sprawl where the land is hilly Joshua Trees Yucca. Plants grow for the is flat as Baron all except for the Chris Bushes tumbleweeds very little grows out. There on the desert floor is hangars runways dormitories and towers. They all begin at the southernmost tip of grooms dry like the structure is spread out in rows heading south down the immigrant valley floor the hangers metal rooftops. Catch the sunlight and reflect up as a different airplanes from Janet. Airplanes center fly workers into the box. A huge antenna tower rises up from the desert floor. The power plants cooling tower comes into view as do the antennas on the radio shop roof located at the end of one of the two perpendicular taxiways radar. Tennis spin one dishes sixty feet in diameter and always faces. The Sky is beams are so powerful. They would instantly cook the internal organs of any living thing. The quick kill system designed by Raytheon to detect incoming missile signals sits at the edge of the dry lake bed not far from the famous pylon featured at Lockheed publicity photos but never officially identified is located at area fifty one insiders call the pylon poll. It's where the radar cross section on prototype. Stealth by air aircraft is measured state of the art. Million Dollar. Black aircraft are turned upside down and hoisted loft on this poll. Making each one luck tiny and insignificant in the massive room light expanse grew mountain reveals himself as a massive sum of the richest nine thousand three hundred and forty eight feet it towers over the base at its northernmost end and is rife with area fifty history and war countless area fifty. One commanding officers spent weekends on their mountain hunting deer hidden inside. It's craggy lower peaks or too old lead and silver mines. Name BLACK METAL. And she had mine. In the nineteen fifties one ancient minor hung onto his federal mining rights with such ferocity that the government ended up giving him a security clearance and briefing him on the area. Fifty one activities rather than continuing to fight to remove him. A minor kept a secrecy oath and took area fifty one secrets with him to the grave at the southernmost end of the base. It's a gravel pit concrete exceed and mixing facilities that are used to construct temporary buildings. It need to go up quick against the Slovene hills to the West since the fuel storage tanks once House J. P. Seven jet fuel specially designed for the CIA spy planes that to withstand temperature fluctuations from ninety degrees to two hundred eighty five degrees that be Fahrenheit to the south on a plateau sits a weapon assembly somberly or storage facility business recognizable from the air by the tall ring of mounted dirt meant to deflect blasts in the event of an accident behind the weapons depot behind the weapons depot single lane. Dirt road runs up over the top of the hill and dumps back down into Nevada test site next door at gate. Eight hundred sometimes called gate seven hundred old timers from the U. Two spy plane days called the access point gate three eighty five originally the way into area fifty one if you were not arriving by air on the area fifty one side of the gate. The shipping receiving building can be foul and the height of nuclear testing days. The nineteen fifties and sixties trucks from the Atomic Energy Commission. Motor pool spent hours in the parking lot here. While they're appropriately clear. Drivers enjoyed area fifty one legendary Gourmet Chow
Skeletal human remains discovered at Joshua Tree National Park
"Could be days possibly even weeks before we learned the identity of human bones found in Joshua tree national park the skeletal remains appear to have been in the forty nine palms oasis area for some time according to to the the National National Park Park Service Service evidence evidence of of the the bones bones were were discovered discovered by by an an outside outside agency agency while while analyzing analyzing photos photos that that were were taken taken of of the the area area last last summer summer it's it's described described as as a a remote remote rocky rocky and and steep location away from any trails personal belongings were found near the remains but no identification it's unclear at this point if the discovery is connected to the disappearance of a man from Canada who was believed to have been hiking in the area in July of twenty eighteen a Facebook group seeking to find the man posted about the discovery asking for prayers as his family awaits official identification there were no initial signs of foul
Iconic Joshua trees are facing extinction
"This study found the iconic tree species that survived multiple ice ages will die of climate change issues aren't addressed researchers say is not the older Joshua trees and they're the most concerned about is the lack of younger ones in the younger ones they do see their fate climate change will keep them from surviving already seeing that they're not reproducing anymore there there's no seedlings there's no juveniles there's just these big Joshua trees that are just standing there without any young ones to replace them over time as temperatures across the globe rise in areas like California become drier it becomes harder for the trees the whole enough water to thrive another factor Joshua tree national park has had more serious impacts from wild fire than it has from climate change there's big patches where there used to be Josh for trees and they're just gone and it's because of the wildfires that have happened again in the last twenty or thirty years he says it's on us to secure the national park will be around for people like Jeremy Tallarico to know that an area that is adapted to a dry climate is having trouble is a huge concern to me in to make sure the park lives up to its name for years to
"joshua tree" Discussed on WGN Radio
"One of those images families yeah a couple of people did nothing Steve then like he came slept in my room but I was scared of the coyotes it was really beautiful I mean every morning I would wake up with the doorman and walk outside and we could see was the Joshua tree forest going up to the mountains and the sun coming up over the mountains and they would never be just me everyone else had woken up at the same time as you just you you couldn't help but go out and look at just got you out of the early we stayed at really light and the stars I think I read some background does not work necessarily California stars for the from Australia I mean when the the the stars in that song the pop partially it was about that yeah I mean I was an Australian awesomely you know in late the out back with some original friends and you know you really see the Milky Way that is kind of overwhelming but of sauce the only other place I've seen it like that was in Joshua tree yeah and it's very suddenly realize people were sitting around for thousands and thousands of years my was kinda like Netflix uniquely submit looking up at the I mean so so spectacular that best to send back I was looking at some stuff you did when you did natural you recorded that a cottage in the English grammar we talked about that back at the hotel we went in very close to what was in the Lake District so in a well what's with roams around and we also did a a record on the island of Jura when we went to Scotland's and told the highlands and islands because you know the whole thing about me comes at this point is is going to be fun for us if it's fun for us than that so okay and so why would we just carry on doing the standards in our going into a studio playing Regulus place all the time it's it's got to.
"joshua tree" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Staffing level. We'll David Smith. You know, we have what maybe two and a half weeks before there's the possibility hopefully, it won't happen. But possibility of another government shutdown or are you folks at Joshua tree or the Rangers. They're trying to prepare for that possibility. Well, they're they're professionals. You know, they they they came to the National Park Service because they they love public service, and they love taking care of national parks. So they're doing everything they can right now to mitigate the damage that occurred during the shutdown and to educate the public and reaching out to our partners to help out as much as possible. If there if there were to be another shutdown or something like that are are park association that you know, they volunteered to operate. Our visitor centers, you know, during the shutdown, and, you know, just just having those those exhibits they're having them giving out safety warnings and things like that. That would be you know, that that's a godsend to have folks to be able to do things like that the businesses and the local community. I'm sure they are ready to jump to it again and start helping us with with toilets and things like that. I we're really trying to message to the public right now. Just how fragile the desert ecosystem is and just how important it is. For folks to stay on the road. You know? If there's a shutdown, you know, pick up your garbage, you know, don't don't don't expect that someone's going to be there to pick it up to use some of the common sense that to me is I know 'cause I've been working for the park service for almost thirty years. You know, you you don't run your dog, you know, through wildland his lots of wildlife, you don't operate a drone or it's going to harass. You know birds that are up there. We just have to get those messages out. Well, you know, David if I may say maybe based in Boston now, but I grew up on the west coast, and I'm going to shamefully admit to the nation that I have never been to Joshua tree national park. It's an oversight that I have to fix. So I'm gonna come out there soon sometime. Hopefully, you were you were my personal guests I will time, and I would love to show you the and just how magical and special Joshua the desert. There is absolutely as I said at the beginning of the conversation, part of our national parks system. Which is a gem a true, Jim that the United States has really distinguishes it from so much else in the rest of the world's David Smith superintendent at Joshua tree national park. Thank you so much for joining us today. My pleasure. You have a great day and John guard. Our senior director of budget and appropriations at the national parks and conservation association with us from Washington. John gardner. Thank you as well. Thank you, again, magnum Roberta this is on point..
After teacher strike agreement, LAUSD school board to vote Tuesday
"Very soon. We'll be taking up emotion for more Tory him on all future charter schools in LA. Let's get more live right now from ten seventy Schaumburg the big teachers strike involved more than thirty thousand teachers and more than a half million students. Now, this charter school teachers strike affected less than two thousand students at the accelerated school still it was the first charter schools teacher striking California, and it was aimed at securing better pay and benefits to stop the high turnover rate here the issue of charter schools has been. Big sore spot with Elway schoolteachers in their union who feel that charters bleed away a lot of students from LA unified and the state funding that comes with them. So as part of the deal in the main teacher strike the school board will vote tomorrow on whether to instruct the superintendent to pursue a moratorium a halt to adding more charter schools in the district. A reason foundation study found that the decline in enrollment is not just due to charter schools. It's also due to lower birth rates. Drop outs and transfers out of the district, partly because of the high cost of running a home in Los Angeles. Reporting live, John Baird KNX ten seventy NewsRadio park ridge back on the job. But Joshua tree
U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion to government shutdown: S
"Positively not Burbank congressman, Adam Schiff who is the chair of the house intelligence committee appeared on the same. Broadcasting stone will need a strong events in Moscow. Answer some tough questions. If there were innocent explanations for all of this. Why all the lies why all the repeated efforts to get Russia and help? And of course, you have this symmetry of interest here where Donald Trump wants help from the Russians with his campaign. He wants help from the Russians to build this lucrative Moscow tower and the Russians want help from Donald Trump. They want sanctions relief. And all of this is going on at the same time stones due back in federal court in Washington on Tuesday a lot of damage done to Joshua tree because of the shutdown that story's coming up
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 will stay open after all, officials say
"A around to continue to fund the food program through the end of February here in Los Angeles. Michael floods CEO the LA regional food Bank says if those funds run out at margin people turn to them for help. They have needed food stocks for a while at least coming out of the holiday season. We're in a really good decision with a really robust shoot inventory. So so that's very helpful. What's major concern is of the shutdown continues to the March and a much larger percentage of the five hundred fifty thousand people on the Cal fresh program turned to alternative sources like foodbanks supplies could get depleted much faster than expected. Even if there's a donation surge from the general public to try to help meet the demands of poor families, Pete Demetrio KNX, ten seventy NewsRadio a toddler and Riverside County dead. And it's the flu. It's the first pediatric influenza related death in the Kelly since the flu season began. It's also the season's third reported flu related death of a charter in California. The four year old. Entity private, but health officials say this child had not been vaccinated come on. We are going to check your drive in Hollywood south on the one and one before Highland. You've got a crash involving a dump truck. It's affecting the two right lanes. We'll tell you more coming up at five fifteen. It's five eleven amazing deals for everyone
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 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 closes, at least for now, amid government shutdown
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"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
Yosemite National Park visitor died during shutdown
"Today, and during the shutdown food safety inspectors are running out of resources federal court starting to run out of money and national parks are also suffering. These national parks are depending on charity and kindness of strangers. These days to keep his doors open during the shutdown. Unlike previous federal shutdowns and national parks have not technically closed, but they are not. Being staffed right now by park visitors are now flocking to the park sense shutdown because there's no one to work the entrance boost and ascites are essentially free as a result. There are major piles of trash outside a national monument. Overflowing toilets Joshua, tree traffic jams at sequoia and kings Canyon National parks as a partial government shutdown enters its third week New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is speaking with farmers in her state about how the shutdown could affect I federal money they expect to receive in the coming months. Dennis ward of the New Hampshire farm bureau says farmers are very worried about getting help from several
Trash and feces pile up as shutdown leaves national parks vulnerable
"Seventy NewsRadio. Some of California's iconic national parks are being trashed literally. Because of the partial government shutdown workers who remain at some parks like Yosemite and Joshua tree. That are still open to visitors say the campgrounds restrooms and other areas are inundated with trash and human waste one. Person says it's heartbreaking watching people run Runamuck driving illegally offroad and disregarding park. Rules, a gift shop owner another's in Joshua tree. Say they're trying to help out by emptying the overflowing trash bins and waste one. National Park Service spokesperson does say they will be shutting down areas of parks that are
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.
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"Backed out of that. I mean, it was it was totally a joke. Joined the Mercedes family. One of the most kindness and generosity. That is so cool. So cool. So first of all, how are you after the accident were you, okay? Yeah. Earlier in the year. My right lung and collapsed and the car accident recaps it, but they did lung surgery. So after five stays in ICU, I'm healed. I ran an awesome half marathon at Joshua tree in the desert. Well, yeah, I'm feeling good instruments totals your car. It didn't total my carbon pretty sure. Yeah. Yeah. To clamps long didn't have anything to do with her MMA fighting. No it was. Are you an MMA fighting? I would kick box. I had a couple of kickboxing fights. No, I'm amazed. I have a feeling I have a feeling dad doesn't like the kickboxing. Why is it bad? What comes in here about forty miles. Yeah. That might do it. Yeah. Yeah. That that sucks, although your daughter can defend herself. Oh. Weather. So congratulations on the car. Thank you so much solely excited. Guys, flew flew last night on the way on the airplane. I emailed the dealer, and I said, you know, what I think we'd better pick that up tonight because we're going over to the studio tomorrow to see LIZA. And I I don't think we'll have time. And of course, we weren't expecting. And so you guys are going you guys. Get in the car driving home today. What a great Christmas. Thank you. Congratulations. You very.
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"Nancy Wilson the Grammy winning song stylist and singer, whose polished pop jazz, vocals bathe. Her a platinum artist and top concert performer has died Wilson who retired from touring in two thousand eleven died after a long illness at her home in cal- in a California desert community near Joshua tree. Her manager and publicist said she was eighty one years old influenced by Dinah, Washington, NAT king Cole another stars Wilson, covered everything from jazz standards. The little green apples and the song. How glad I am. You
"joshua tree" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Your host designated driver of the airwaves and moderator of tonight's upcoming cacophonous cavalcade conversation great to. Be back with you happy that you're spending last few hours. Of your weekend with us, tonight got some whole conversation lined. Up for the next four hours, one central theme with both of our main topics and guest tonight is the alluring nature of the unknown the way, it can sync it's hooks into a straws in captures us for. All time. James MacLennan as an example he's a sociologist as a. PHD he's he's a man of science a careful rational researcher who set out decades, ago, to study people who might be described as, as a deviant subculture a unique population that had largely been ignored by his fellow sociologists In grad students called spiritualists and I use that term he kinda the loosest way. Possible because in a sense of tonight's discussion, eight, includes. Not only true believers who tried to contact spirits or the dead or beings on some of their, plane of. Existence through methods often employed by. Mediums but it also includes scientists are boiled investigators who dared to take. On topics that almost always lead to ridicule and scorn in. Their professional circles Dr McLennan set out to expose frauds charlatans and huckster so that's what he figured they were gonna be figured the. People who claim to be in contact with disembodied spirits must. Be pulling some kind of, tricks sleight of hand skulduggery pulling. The wool over the eyes of, gullible people but a funny thing happened over the years he got hooked he was part of a group that had, ongoing communication conversations even with unknown entities that manage to pull off Some pretty astonishing maneuvers if their tricks they're very good tricks he's written. Several books about the ongoing. Communications with the call it the supernatural up you want the latest book, is called the entity letters and it's a page Turner for sure Dr McLennan joins me in the second half of the program tonight with firsthand eyewitness stories and. Some physical evidence that really should raise a goose bumper to but I something closer to home you know many of you have likely heard about. Contact movement of the fifties and sixties, this was long. Before alien abductions were widely known about the the contact these were often charismatic leaders almost like gurus who claim to have had ongoing communication with space visitors people from Venus or from Mars or from some other worlds farther out. That we had never heard of before the. Space people would. Deliver these sweeping messages like alien editorials often words of warning about how earthlings were headed in the wrong direction Sorta like the warnings and that old. SCI. Fi classic the day the earth stood still a one of the best known contact tease was George van Tassell who helped organize these massive UFO themed, gatherings at a place called giant, rock in, the Mojave desert southern California and I'll tell you I don't know if you've. Been there but giant rock is aptly named we've mentioned it many times. On this program before that whole area round Joshua tree seems to be like a magnet for a subset of people, artists musicians hermits, people who want to drop, out go off the grid creative people spiritual people and and more than a few crazy people and I say that with a fondness because I've spent a lot of time out there There is a vibe to that part of the world for sure in the national, park the Joshua tree, national park in places like Landers and, pioneer town famous people hide out. Out there along with some infamous folks as well I'm sure and a. Lot of people who come for a visit never leave George van Tassell, was, John, drawn, to giant rocky moved his family, out there and started, a movement, and he left behind a very strange structure known as. The Integra Tron based on designs that he says the space people beamed into his head He said this thing would be. A part time time machine. Kind of a, part-time rejuvenator miracle healer a life extender a lot, of people thought he was a loon the FBI thought he might be a. Comedy but people who knew him believed him then and they believe him now and a filmmaker named Jonathan Berman. Spent a lot of time on the ground in and around Joshua tree to put together a, wonderful new. Documentary film calling all, earthlings is the, title I watched it today it is immensely entertaining and it focuses on an almost forgotten slice of Americana of American life. Jonathan Berman. Joins me momentarily in the news perhaps you heard about, the death. Of Dr Michael Michael persinger he was well known, scientists who pursued paranormal subjects with great vigor I, think he probably enraged and challenged Ufologists ESP investigators among others the God helmet you ever heard of that, it was his idea and he suggested Prosaic. Explanations for things like near death experiences and other psychic phenomena even though he believed psychic phenomena to, be true Dr. Persinger died this past week also heard some statements from Dr Jacques ballet that in which he, basically says he's moving on from Ufology moving away from it says he's had enough doesn't think the field is making any progress whatsoever so he's calling it quits and I really hope that isn't true I've expressed my opinion about. Jacques valet on this program many times I am. Also told that Dr, LA has expressed similar sentiments in previous years hopefully whatever he does in. The future we'll still relate. To larger questions, that we're all pursuing even if he does not, call it Ufology webmaster Gregg Bishop and I have put together our usual assortment. Of items and these cold from various media sources around the world we call it naps news and you can. Find on the coast to coast website Among the stories posted there tonight Can't, believe I have to say this but there's a story about scientific evidence proving, why the earth is not flat why the earth is not flat I'm not gonna get into details because I shouldn't have to I mentioned jock ballet, a moment. Ago we, have a piece about his recent take on consciousness, as it relates to the emergence of the worldwide web and a related subject artificial intelligence you know we're. On the cusp of some truly momentous changes economic and social changes as. Machines take more and more jobs that have until? Now been done by unions. What all of us do when, the? World's. Economy doesn't need us. Anymore does it need us, to do much of anything I'm sure our corporate overlords we'll take good care, of us right housing medical care Maybe not little update about the to the stars academy which has been pretty busy of late testing weird samples of unknown material we got a story about it and also a brief video, interview with Primatology Dr Jane Goodall in which she is asked or probably the Mt, time what she thinks about Bigfoot she's also asked about the possibility. Intelligent ET life I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by her. Answers to both of those interesting clips. Anyway that and more in naps news tonight and while you're there on the coast site you can check out how to become a, coast insiders. The cost, is pennies a day gives you access to a, vast archive of previous programs that you can watch anytime you want as often as you want on just. About any device along with other special benefits for members and you can. Subscribe to George Noory television program beyond belief which? Delves into many the topic. Similar to what we do here. On radio, with that Let's get down to business assumed the position, bringing the dog and cat in fact. Maybe you need another dog and cat bring, him in put on a pot of Joe slip out. Of those work clothes and shimmy into some silky jammies slide into those penny loafers plopped down on a comfy spot turn down the lights turn up the radio because we're about ready to rumble in a moment the legacy, of George van Tassell as told in calling all earthlings the new film by producer, Jonathan Berman I'm George Knapp and this is coast to coast AM SRP, invoice list price dealer price Toby Knapp here if your, car shopping you've probably, heard these terms but what do they mean it's so confusing well it was confusing not anymore, we'll.
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"Great to be back with you happy that you're spending last. Few hours of your weekend with us tonight we've got some conversation lined up for the next four hours one central theme with both. Of our main topics and guests tonight is the alluring nature. Of the unknown the way, it can sync it's hooks into. A straws in captures us for, all time James MacLennan as an example he's a sociologist as a PHD he's he's a man of science a careful, rational researcher who set out decades ago to study people who might be described as as a deviant subculture a a, unique population that had largely been ignored by his fellow sociologists in grad students called spiritualists and i use that term he kinda the loosest way possible because in a sense of tonight's discussion eight includes not only true believers who tried to contact spirits or the dead or beings on some of their plane of existence through methods often employed by mediums but it also includes scientists hard-boiled investigators who dared to take on topics that almost always lead to ridicule and scorn in their professional circles dr mclennan set out to expose frauds charlatans and huckster so that's what he figured they were going to be he figured the people who claim to be in contact with disembodied spirits must be pulling some kind of tricks sleight of hand skulduggery pulling the wool over the eyes of gullible people thing happened over the years he got hooked he was part of a group that had ongoing communication conversations even with unknown editors that managed to pull off some pretty astonishing maneuvers if their tricks they're very good tricks he's written several books about the ongoing communications with the call at the supernatural up you want the latest book is called the entity letters and it's a page turner for sure dr mclennan joins me in the second half of the program tonight with first-hand eyewitness stories and some physical evidence that really should raise a goose bumper to but i something closer to home you know many of you have likely heard about the contact the movement of the fifties and sixties this was long before alien abductions were widely known about the contact these were often charismatic leaders almost like gurus who claimed to have had ongoing communication with space visitors people from venus or from mars or from some other worlds farther out that we had never heard of before the space people would deliver these sweeping messages like alien editorials often words of warning about how earthlings were headed in the wrong direction Sort of like a warnings and that. Old. SCI fi classic the day the earth stood still a one of the best known contact tease was George van Tassell who helped organize these massive UFO, themed gatherings at a place called, giant rock, in the Mojave desert southern California and I'll tell, you I don't know if you've been. There but giant rocky is aptly named we've mentioned it many times. On this program before that whole area round Joshua tree seems to be like a magnet for a subset of people, artists musicians hermits, people who want to drop, out go off the grid creative people spiritual people and and more than a few crazy people and I say that with a fondness because I've spent a lot of time out there There is, a vibe to that part of the world for sure in the national park the Joshua tree national park in places like Landers pioneer town famous people hide out out there along with some infamous folks as well I'm sure, and a lot of people who come for a visit never leave George. Van Tassell was John drawn to giant rocky moved his family out there and started a movement and he left behind a very strange structure known as the Integra Tron based on designs that he says, the space people beamed, into his head he said this thing, would be part time time machine. Kind of a part-time rejuvenator miracle healer a life extender a lot of. People thought he was a loon the FBI thought he might be a, comedy, but, people, who knew him believed him then, and they believe him, now and, a filmmaker named Jonathan Berman spent a lot of time. On the ground in and around Joshua tree to put together a wonderful new documentary film Calling all, earthlings is the, title I watched it today it is immensely, entertaining and it focuses on an almost forgotten slice of Americana of American. Life Jonathan. Berman joins me momentarily in the news perhaps you heard about the. Death of Dr Michael persinger he was well known, scientists who pursued paranormal subjects with great vigor I, think he probably enraged and challenged Ufologists ESP investigators among others the God helmet you ever heard of that, it was his idea and he suggested. Prosaic explanations, for things like near death experiences and other psychic phenomena even though he believed psychic, phenomena to be. True Dr persinger died this past week also heard some statements from Dr shocked ballet that in, which he basically says he's moving on from Ufology moving away from it says he's had enough doesn't think the field is making any progress whatsoever so he's calling it quits and I really hope that isn't true I've express My opinion about Jacques valet on this program. Many times I am also told. That doctor valet has expressed similar sentiments, in previous years hopefully whatever he does in the future we'll still relate to larger questions that, were, all, pursuing, even, if he does not call it Ufology webmaster Gregg Bishop and I have put together our usual assortment of items. And audit called from various media sources around the world we call it naps news and you can find on the coast to. Coast website Among the stories posted there tonight Can't believe have to say this but there's a story about scientific evidence proving, why the earth is not flat why the earth is not flat I'm not gonna get into details because I shouldn't have to I mentioned jock ballet a, moment ago. We have, a piece about his recent take on consciousness as, it relates to the emergence of the worldwide web and a related subject artificial intelligence you know we're on. The cusp of some truly momentous changes economic and social changes as machines, take more and more jobs that have until. Now been done by humans. What all of us do when the world's. Economy doesn't need us anymore doesn't need us, to do much of anything I'm sure our corporate overlords we'll take good care, of us right housing medical care Maybe not little update about the to the stars academy which has been pretty busy of late testing weird samples of unknown material we got a story about it and also a brief video interview with, Primatology Dr Jane Goodall in which she is asked or probably the teen time what she thinks about Bigfoot she's also asked about the possibility of. Intelligent ET life I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by her. Answers to both of those interesting clips. Anyway that and more in naps news tonight and while you're there on the coast site you can check out how to become a, coast insiders. The cost, is pennies a day gives you access to a, vast archive of previous programs that you can watch anytime you want as often as you want on just. About any device along with other special benefits for members and you can, subscribe to George Noory television program beyond belief. Which delves into many topics. Similar to what we do here. On radio, with that Let's get down to business assumed the position bringing, the dog and cat in fact maybe. You need another dog and cat bring him, in put on a pottage Joe slip out of those. Work clothes and shimmy into some silky jammies slide into those penny loafers plopped down on a comfy spot turn down the lights and turn up the radio because we're about ready to rumble in a moment the legacy of, George van Tassell as told in calling all earthlings the new film by producer Jonathan Berman I'm George Knapp and this is coast to coast AM.
"joshua tree" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Us tonight got some whole conversation lined up for the next. Four hours one central theme. With both of our main topics. And guests tonight is the alluring, nature of the unknown the way it can sync it's hooks into a straws in captures us for all time James, MacLennan is an example he's a sociologist as a PHD he's he's a man of science a. Careful rational researcher who set out decades ago to study people who might be described as as, a deviant subculture a unique population that had largely been ignored by his fellow sociologists in grad students called spiritualists and I use that term kinda the loosest way possible because in a sense of. Tonight's discussion it includes not only, true believers. Who try to contact spirits or the dead or beings on some other plane of existence through methods often employed by Mediums but. It also includes scientists are boiled. Investigators who dared to take on topics that almost always lead to ridicule. And scorn in their professional circles Dr McLennan set out to. Expose frauds charlatans and huckster so that's what he figured they were going to be he figured the people who claim to be in, contact with disembodied spirits must be pulling some kind of tricks. Sleight of hand skulduggery pulling. The wool over the eyes of. Gullible people but a funny thing, happened over the years he got hooked he was part of a group that had ongoing communication conversations even with unknown, editors that managed to pull off some pretty astonishing maneuvers if their tricks they're very good tricks. He's written several books about the ongoing communications with the call at the supernatural if you want, the latest book is called the entity letters and it's a page Turner for sure Dr McLennan joins me in the second half of the program tonight With firsthand eyewitness stories and some physical evidence, that really should raise a goose bumper to but I something closer to home you know many of you have likely heard about the contact the. Movement of the fifties and sixties this, was long before. Alien abductions were widely known about the contact these were. Often charismatic leaders almost like gurus who claim to have had ongoing communication with space visitors people from Venus or from Mars or from some other worlds farther out that we had never. Heard of before the space people would deliver. These sweeping messages. Like alien editorials often words of warning about how earthlings were headed in the wrong direction sort of like the warnings and that old SCI fi classic, the day the earth. Stood still one of the best known contact tease was George van Tassell who. Helped organize these massive UFO themed gatherings at a place called, giant rock in the Mojave desert southern. California. And I'll tell you I don't know if you've been there Giant rock is aptly named we've mentioned it many times on this program, before that whole area around Joshua tree seems to be like a magnet. For a subset of people artists musicians hermits people who want to drop out go off the grid creative people spiritual people and and more than a few crazy people and I say that with, a fondness because I've, spent a lot of time out there There is a, vibe to that part of the world for sure in the national park the Joshua tree national park in, places like Landers and pioneer town lot. Of famous people hide out. Out there along with some infamous folks as well I'm sure and a lot of people who come for a visit never leave George van Tassell, was, John, drawn, to giant rocky moved his family, out there and started, a movement, and he left behind a very strange structure known as. The Integra Tron based on designs that he says the space people beamed into his head He said this thing. Would be a part time. Time machine kind of a part-time rejuvenator miracle healer a, life extender. A lot of people, thought he was, a loon the FBI thought he might be a. Comedy but people who knew him believed him then and they believe him now and. A filmmaker. Named Jonathan Berman spent a lot of time on the ground in. And around Joshua tree to put together a wonderful, new documentary film calling all earthlings is the title, I watched it today it is immensely entertaining and it focuses on an almost forgotten slice of Americana of, American life Jonathan Berman joins me momentarily In the news perhaps you. Heard about the death of Dr Michael persinger he was well known. Scientists who pursued paranormal subjects with great vigor I think. He probably enraged and, challenged Ufologists ESP investigators among others the God helmet you ever heard of that it was, his idea and. He suggested prosaic explanations for things like near death experiences and other psychic phenomena even though he, believed psychic phenomena to be true Dr persinger died this past week also heard some statements from Dr Jacques. Ballet that in which he basically says he's moving on from Ufology moving away from it says he's had enough doesn't think. The field is making any progress whatsoever so he's. Calling it quits and, I really hope that isn't true I've expressed my opinion about Jacques valet. On this program many times I am also. Told that doctor valet has expressed similar sentiments in previous years hopefully whatever he does in the future we'll still relate to larger questions that we're all pursuing even if he does not call. It Ufology webmaster Gregg Bishop and I have, put together our usual assortment of items and audit. These cold from various media sources around the world we call it. Naps news and you can find on the coast to. Coast website Among the stories posted there tonight Can't, believe I have to say this but there's a story about scientific evidence proving, why the earth is not flat why the earth is not flat I'm not gonna get into details because I shouldn't have to I mentioned jock valet, a moment. Ago we, have a piece about his recent take on consciousness, as it relates to the emergence of the worldwide web and a related subject artificial intelligence you know we're. On the cusp of some truly momentous changes economic and social changes as, machines take more and more jobs that have. Until now been done by. Unions what all of us do when the, world's economy, doesn't need us anymore doesn't need us to do much, of anything I'm sure our corporate overlords we'll, take good care of us. Right housing medical care maybe not little update about the to the stars academy which has been pretty busy of late testing weird samples of unknown material. We got a story about. It and also a brief video, interview with Primatology Dr Jane Goodall in, which she is asked for probably the teeth time what she thinks about Bigfoot, she's also asked about the pasta Ability of intelligent ET life I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. By her answers to both of those interesting clips anyway that and more in naps news. Tonight and while you're there on the. Coast site you can check out how to become a coast insiders the cost is pennies a day gives you access to a vast, archive of. Previous programs, that you can watch anytime you want as often, as you want on just about any device along with other special benefits for members and you can subscribe. To George Noory television program beyond belief which delves into many topics similar, to what we do here on radio with. That let's get down to. Business assumed the position bringing the dog and, cat in, fact maybe you need another dog and cat bring him, in put on a Joe slip out of, those work clothes and shimmy. Into some silky jammies slide into those penny loafers plopped down on a comfy spot turn down the lights and turn up the radio because we're about ready to rumble in a. Moment the legacy of George V Van Tassell, as told in calling all earthlings the new film by producer Jonathan Berman I'm George Knapp and this, is coast to coast AM If you're tired of all the spin from CNN and. MSNBC in.
"joshua tree" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"The songs having sort of a natural storyline and so somebody like bruce springsteen who most of their songs are stories already kind of lens themselves to to it a little better than somebody like you to who's who are conic artists but there's not a lot of plot but i have no name or sunday bloody sunday i would watch that that would be fascinating is that okay my still going to be allowed to show here i'm not either i wouldn't watch then there's the harass you know and everybody has their own era i prefer obviously joshua tree in in the in the mid eighties era i feel like the the time the power the spiritual warner ability of that content was powerful to me i i didn't grow up on like rock or anything like that listen more urban music and by joshua tree was a very pivotal album for me it was yeah every song that adam is incredible all right what do you have tyler so this is i would i'm interested for everybody's opinions on this for become your take on this so it was announced this morning that the miss america pageant is going to be getting rid of the swimsuit portion of its pageant they announced this via a video they put out on twitter and instagram that featured sort of a weirdly seductive video of bikini disappearing and like smoke like infinity award type kind of fading away and hashtag byebye bikini and they're going to be replacing it with a live interactive session with the judges and the contestants in which the miss america contestants will quote highlight her achievements and goals in life and how she will use her talents passionate embiid to perform the job of miss america.
"joshua tree" 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" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Like maybe be level hollywood films that were supposedly shot mojave desert that was actually a set up for them and then my second question was how extensively did you hype that area and those old testament references that you were speaking of would that be hagar in the desert or liar as was elijah was playing jazz jazz about something like that oh that's a good question well what i mean by that is is first of all the joshua tree which is the personal totem for me you know it's named after the profit joshua that's not why it's a totem but i i just happened to be drawn to it it's kind of sort of like this beautiful but freaky radar station that's frozen in time and receiving messages and sending out it's sending receiving and in sending out at the same time but to the mormons who were when they came west according to the story about the trees naming when when they first saw they thought it was the prophet joshua pointing to the holy land so they named it the joshua tree and thought they were thought they were heading towards salt lake city and they did it they got there at some point but that wasn't the way the tree was pointing hiking allen the joshua tree and all that that conjures you know marking the holy land and then just that the desert it's it's the sacred space i mean you have all these miracles of nature happening there that's kind of really when i'm on mooning and then voices coming through good evil and and everything in between and it's kind of this alluring melody that plays and you know it's just there you know in certain times of the year it's just a gorgeous place depending on the angle of leiden you know the win and constellations and everything the there's an element of the sacred that runs through my broke you'll see if you read it and throw all my work places a character and all of my work and how people move joe also asked about how extensively you've hiked the area oh yeah a lot i hiked a lot in the desert personally in joshua tree and other parts of the west but i i one of my favorite places the park.
"joshua tree" Discussed on WRVA
"The mojave desert and it was actually a set up for them and then my second question was you know how extensively did you hike that area and those old testament references that was speaking of would that be hager in the desert or liar as he was alive or as he was playing jazz jazz abell something like that oh that's a good question well i what i mean by that is is first of all the joshua tree which is a personal totem for me you know it's named after the prophet joshua that's not why it's a totem but i just happened to be drawn to it it's kind of sort of like this beautiful but freaky radar station that's frozen in time and receiving messages and sending out it's sending out receiving and in sending out at the same time but to the mormons who were when they came west the according to the story about the trees naming when when they first saw they thought it was the prophet joshua pointing to the holy land so they named it the joshua tree and thought they were thought they were heading towards salt lake city but and they did it they got there at some point but that wasn't the tree was pointing hiking the joshua tree and all that that conjures marking the holy land and then just that the the the desert it's a it's a sacred space i mean you have all these miracles of nature happening there that's kind of really when i'm alluding to and then they voices coming through you know good evil and and everything in between and it's kind of this alluring melody that plays and you know it's just there you know in certain times of the year it's just a gorgeous place depending on the angle of lyon you know the wins and the constellations and everything the there's an element of the sacred that runs through my book you'll see if you read it and through all my work places a character and all of my work and how people move through us so joe also asked about how extensively you've hiked the area oh yeah a lot i hike a lot in the desert especially in joshua tree and you know other parts of the west but i just one of my favorite places the park.
"joshua tree" Discussed on WRVA
"The triangle you mentioned i haven't really looked into it i mean when surprise me i don't really cruise around for these kind of stories this particular story hit me a certain way you know at a certain time in my life at a certain moment i walked into that far and it resonated for very personal reasons and also because i love the desert i don't want to minimize that i think it's just a i mean it's played a very big role in my life and all sorts of sustaining ways and joshua tree national park is one of my favorite places in the whole world that being said there are certainly treacherous areas in the desert the mojave is pretty notorious for it i think some of the disappeared girls and women that you're you're talking about whom he named earlier may have been picked up and killed may have been prostitutes and may have been picked up you know for for sex and killed on route to wherever or not that's not my theory that's a theory that a number of law enforcement agencies have put forward and it makes a lot of sense and that's why that's why you rarely hear about we rarely hear their names or even hear about these incidents 'cause you know i'm writing about some kids who were castaways they were not unknown in their community the people you're mentioning are like beyond you know truly have been passed away in every way so it's kind of they're just really on the outer limits as far as cultural recognition goes which is shame but it's not something and i appreciate your basking me about it i it's it's the story that deserves to be told it's not if you explore my work further and go on my website and read essays about why i write the the things i write i don't i don't cruise around for these kind of stories and there have to be certain elements involved and there are in every story that i tell you that's how it works for me you know the in some cases i had been following up when i was reading about the list of women that i read off earlier and i had been reading from the news articles that were written about them and to your point of course we don't know everything about all of the women that i mentioned but many of.
"joshua tree" Discussed on 710 WOR
"I mean it's played a very big role in my life and all sorts of sustaining ways and joshua tree national park is one of my favorite places in the whole world that being said there are certainly treacherous areas in the desert the mojave is pretty notorious for it i think some of the disappeared girls and women that you're you're talking about me and named earlier may have been picked up and killed may have been prostitutes and may have been picked up you know for for sex and killed on route to wherever or not that's not my theory that's a theory that number of law enforcement agencies have put forward and it makes a lot of sense and that's why that's why you rarely hear about we rarely hear their names or even hear about these incidents 'cause i'm writing about some kids who were castaways they were not unknown in their community the people you're mentioning are like beyond cat you know truly have been castaway in every way so it's kind of they're just really on the outer limits as far as cultural recognition goes which is a shame but it's not something and i appreciate your basking me about it i it's it's the story that deserves to be told it's not if you.
"joshua tree" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"New of new chances well that's exactly right and you know it's a beautiful place joshua tree national park is there an across highway sixty two is the largest marine base in the world so there's this schizophrenia in the desert you know this contract contrast between extreme violence you know governments funded violence as it were and and extreme beauty which all know now that i think about it is is not funded but i mean it's maintained by our tax dollars interesting idea that kind of goes to you know what are we doing with our wide open spaces what are we doing on in and on these spaces and how did these spaces shape us as americans but let me just get back to your question about who who lives in twenty nine palms lives in these desert towns i mean yeah for sure the military is firmly established you know in these wide open spaces and you know that's you know for for one primary reason which is where else are they going to carry out their maneuvers i mean perfect you know they they they have to be that really and in terms of other people who live there live there people who there there are a number of camp followers you know women who are working in services stablishment in these towns.
"joshua tree" Discussed on World Cafe
"Record we're gonna jump back a little bit can you tell us a little bit about desert raven which you played earlier for for world cafe what does it take you what does it take you back to what is it reminds you of yeah well that's was written when i went to camp for i think maybe the first time i camped in joshua tree the park itself and you know maybe there were some a psychedelics involved with some of the party that was there on some of the camping party i'm not sure that that was a long time ago but anyway the the next day i went home and i went went to my studio and i kind of on envisioned sorta like the you know what i had seen in the sound of the bird you know that was there that was so you know i mean if you're camping there's too so so a silent you know they're and there was a bird that just you know that that flew by and i'm so basically i went home and i just recounted you know those visions and so that's the that's the track that's that's cool you might be a lot of people when they go out to the desert and they they expand their mind right they they experience what are some of the greatest and most profound thoughts yes and then when they when they come down from that experience they they asked themselves often what.
"joshua tree" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The fifteenth and the first dory we got was that day were embracing the bodies were in an embrace when they were found and then the secondstorey we got was that it was a murder suicide all of these things true but understanding now maybe more about the motive uh rachel win was 20 joseph or bay so was twenty one or twenty two and they went on a hike in joshua tree national forced and they found that it was was ridiculously hot it was late july when they did this he apparently was taken a route two to celebrate her birthday skull for a go for a cool hike josh retreats going to be hard but will prepare so they brought some food maybe a little bit of water that's the first weird thing the high in in july and joshua tree right is not going to be just not listen i i guess he kind of milder temperature i love the heat okay and i've said this multiple times i like working out alec one for run when it's really hot i just i love it i would not do that i would not hiking joshua tree in late july but they did so that's the decision for them something happened obviously they either got lost they tripped and fell something because they never came back and it wasn't until like shannon said the last sunday on the fifteenth that the bodies were found in fact joseph's father was with.
"joshua tree" Discussed on /Film Daily
"The ben what do we know what does it mean yes so a website called omega underground says that the new working title for the ob one movie is joshua tree and that is the name of a species of desert tree it's also the name of a major national park here in southern california is not too far from la um as far as what this could mean uh there are a couple of different things that that immediately came to mind for me so one is that um the you know that calling this movie something that is like a desert uh park should immediately hearkens two tattooing right like that's the key location that we think of when we think about only commit canot be because he spent so much of his life there and uh you know looking over luke and all of this and that's where we first met him in the nineteen seventy seven stores film so and i and that's also where we assume this moods can take place in between revenge of the seth and a new hope summer exactly yes uh so it's possible bet lucasfilm already knows that they want to set this spinoff movie on tattooing because like you just mentioned that seems like the most logical place for an obe one solo movie and in the article that i wrote on the on the website you can read about a possible connection that the comics might have to what this movie could be but uh at the scene oath possible that they could film some sequences in joshua tree but the script hasn't even been written yet i think gets way too early to start talking about stuff like that i think.