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Mayday: Is The Worst Over?
"It's Friday may I can only get better right. We start here. We just turn the page and one of America's worst months in its history but have we turned a corner a lot of these. Stay at home. Orders are turning into safer at home recommendations. A slew of new rules in different states will break them down. Foreign Countries don't have easy decisions either. But they're making different ones but we're now seeing in. Brazil is an infection rate of death rate that is greater than China's which strategies are working. And which are the cautionary tales and the lesson for some Communities Hispanic? Don't wait for help. While people in the poorer zip codes are getting tested less often. They're getting positive results. More often as race and class disparities grow with some local leaders. Are doing that from ABC News. This is start here. I'm Brad Mielke a saunder. Can you hear me okay? I don't know why you're sounding muffled on this phone to me. That is probably because I had like horrible reception in this little closet of mine. So that's on me is. Is it still really bad now? I don't hear it now. I'm good okay. I'm used. This is Sandra Johnson. She lives in New York City and she like so. Many Americans is just glad April is gone. I guess the first question. How thankful are you to be done with April all my Lord? I don't even know how to begin. That it has been a whirlwind. It has been a time that I've never ever ever seen before in pre I don't see again. Covert nineteen came to our shores probably in February maybe earlier but in February. It spread like wildfire. It's sickened lots of people in March but April will always be known for the deaths in the beginning. It just kept coming. You think overnight. The number of deaths in New York jumping by more than one hundred started to camp around March twenty. The last part of March I had to tell my answering service that I can no low colts Dr Anthony Foul Cheat with a stark warning saying the US could see up to one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand people die from Cova. Nineteen remember scary grass early on the end of March sank. Even if we play our cards right deaths could soar past two thousand a day early April before falling back down. That first part came through. The problem is more than sixty thousand Americans. Now two thousand more. Since just yesterday the death toll never receded like we hoped which means the nightmare for Sondra hasn't ended. It is beyond a point where we can count. We had hundreds of calls per day because Sandra is a funeral. Home Director in Queens. I've had a family for call me the other day. Beg Me to take their love when they said I have called. Twenty-seven funeral homes please. My husband died three weeks ago and I can't find anyone to care for his body. Hundred Johnson runs the small funeral home in really the center of this outbreak. East Elmhurst in Queens near the hospital and usually she services about ten funerals in a month yesterday. She completed her sixty seventh. We are working day in day out day in day. I leave the office. Come home get on the laptop trying to return phone calls. Seoul the sixty seven people that I served doesn't represent the eighty ninety people who call that I couldn't get to. She says yes slowly over the last couple of weeks it has slowed down a little but it still unlike anything she has ever seen before so now people are really at the door saying. Please knocking ringing the bell please. I tried to call you. I can't get you so I showed up at your door police. My my uncle my brother. I need your help. Begging begging. Who'S COMING? What sort of victims It it is the local cabdriver. It's the local restaurant worker. It's the local janitor and and know how to turn that property. I don't want to degrade anyone but it's the lower income group of people you can tell they were in harm's way all year and these are the people. Let me. Just be be playing. If I can. These people who don't necessarily have the healthcare plan these people will you know Not as educated in some areas people will have little and first of all no one walks around with knowledge of a funeral industry. You don't even know what he begins sometime on a regular day so now we've just added this on top of it. They had an emotional dagger from the death that they've already experienced and now. I have to tell them that you'll love one your mother your father your sister your child. You can't see them. You haven't seen them when they were in the hospital. You can have a service. You can't come to the cemetery. You can only have ten people so we have to now get in the middle of what is already an emotional nightmare and then as it and say what else they can't do and it's been really tough. It's been really tough so even though New York's apex was early last month. This is Sandra reality. Still she spends her day consoling families in the evening. She calls around trying to get more masks for her staff. She hides her phone from her husband at night because he's worried she's not sleeping enough. And what a u haul was found in front of a different funeral home in New York with decomposing bodies inside. She says it was horrifying. But not that surprising. Everyone's taken on more than they ever thought possible which she is sure of is that even if may is easier. It's not going to be that much easier. And that's what I WANNA talk about this morning. What's next for patients for communities for our businesses? How are we gonNA make this month different from the last president? Trump's guidelines to slow the spread are set to expire. Today many states slowly set carefully reopened concerns over triggering. A possible second wave starting to you can send your kid to a daycare in Idaho. You can go to the dentist in West Virginia and imports of Florida. You can go to a restaurant starting now. As long as capacity there is capped at twenty five percent in the last week. Governors around the country have announced plans for having an open up well in the last twenty four hours. More and more those plans are actually going into effect over this week. Abc's nightline has been profiling state-by-state how these strategies have formed and who's being affected by them it's GonNa ABC's Juju Chang. Nick Co anchor of Nightline Juju. Can you just walk me through? How states are reopening today. A lot of our happening today and it's happening differently. An unfolding differently in different parts of the country as you could imagine tonight at eleven fifty nine. Pm The statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. There's some states that are lifting restrictions. Say Arkansas Alabama Colorado and eighty nine counties. We see businesses taking the Tennessee. Pledge in opening and limited capacity according to a University of Iowa research report real estate could lead to a major spike in corona virus cases and possibly deaths. The governor was given that report before. She made the decision to reopen certain businesses in seventy seven counties. So a lot of these stay at home. Orders are turning into safer at home recommendations and giving that discretion to people. This great I was going to decide. Churches are going to decide. It's not a mandate. It's an option and in many ways. That's the American way and yet that can be fraud. Where here live right now? It's very very windy today. That it is a beautiful day outside. Were so excited about seeing her customers. Really Talk to small business owners in the heart of Texas pecan Plaza and looked at how small business owners there are reacting. So it's not like everybody's rushing into your store. We cannot have customers in our shop. We can't go out curbside. The owner of zoot these Who also owns the mall? Amy Loyd was telling us that she's wearing a facemask she's asking her clients to aware facemask. She has a hook that six feet long so she picks up packages and put him in the trunk of Clients. Vehicle just came back off and that just they did a world of good. She said for her her small business is not just the backbone of America but in some ways they are either gonna be a roadmap for the rest of the country or a cautionary tale if the virus upticks there into the loosen restrictions. Are they basically just all happening in the less hard hit areas? Because I'm thinking of those images in Michigan June July protesters streaming data. This is a place where it's ridiculous to be cautious one of the worst outbreaks in the country. So do the new rules is going to follow the data in the region or is it more complicated that it's definitely more complicated on some level but on another level it is about where the deaths hit? We currently still have the third largest number of deaths from Colvin nineteen. They began arriving earlier this morning. Well before nine. Am to protest against governor. Whitman's executive orders. Michigan is an interesting microcosm because you have An urban area like Detroit which has been very hard hit especially in the African American community. Some are also carrying guns under the state's open carry long but then there are rural areas and areas like lancing where there has been a lot more frustration. What we talk about each state being different region in the state might be different well. Governor Cuomo has looked at this from top to bottom in the history of the New York City subways. We haven't seen them closed down to the extent that they are about to be at a time when we're told to stay at home a new campaign to help those who don't have a home. They're going to be cleaned overnight. It can best be done by stopping train service from one. Am to five am every night during the pandemic peace making sure that the population of homeless that have been on. Those trains are are not a harm to themselves. Harm to others. So he's taking extrordinary measures spent he's also trying to follow the science in terms of opening up business. He calls it a valve. He says when we open the valve a little bit. We're going to take it in two week increments and see. If there's an uptick in the virus. The images we saw a few of our beaches were disturbing. I was Brad. We all saw. People flocking to the beaches. And I think Orange County and governor Newsom Sir. Crackdown on those beaches. But what was bizarre. They're Ju- it looked like he was gonNA crack down on all the beaches but then he just closed the orange county beaches seemingly because of those pictures and now you've got officials saying look at the pictures carefully. Like people are six feet apart from each other like they're being responsible so there still is question of the science versus the politics absolutely an and that's what that's why following the science is so important so the people in Bell County I spoke to which is in the heart of Texas. They understand that while they've only had three deaths in that county there there's been a lot of Positive TESTS OF CORONA virus. They understand the fear of community spread and so they've sheltered in place and done the right thing and and are very careful. In fact the owner I spoke to said my sister has late stage cancer. There is no way that I'm going to risk her or any of my customers in the long term as Florida and other states make plans to reopen some governors or imposing restrictions on the ability of people to collect unemployment. If they choose not to return to work because they don't feel safe you know everyone knows that. Consumer confidence is what drives the economy and consumer isn't confident that they're safe going into the store and they're not gonNA come in accepted those decisions whether you like it or not are about to rest with consumers. If they're not already so Juju Chang thank you so much always a pleasure. Next start here. You could be any country. Whose Corona virus response would you be a ticket? Quick break now to tell you about red box. Red Box has taught entertainment when you need it. Most the world may be on hold but making memories isn't movies. Connect us like few things can so watch some of the latest releases that will captivate. 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And we're desperately looking for clues looking for answers are so we are seeing a partial lifting of the lockdown at is only partial in different countries as the infection rate. Foles as the death rate falls. Social distancing is more relaxed in Sweden and thousands of stores are back in business in Austria. We'll know with hurdle warnings. What happens if you lift those look down restrictions too soon? A war is a risk of a second wave. Our country has not seen such measures before and they will of course be severe but they are currently necessary to Germany which many people told up as a model example of how to deal with this that had mass testing Scott abundant hospitals it restrictive problem areas. Leon and tracked down carriers. They started to lift restrictions Germany announcing it will reopen some small stores next week and schools next month then suddenly we saw this crucial on nor number in other words. What is the rate of infection is going up or is it going down now? Germany had been on a downward slope when they started to lift some of these restrictions. It looked like there was a spike. Lee started to go back up again as the days of past this week. That is started to come back down again. Likes to hear it but it is the truth. We are not living in the final phase of the pandemic but still at the beginning of these things are constantly changing. And so is the government advice on what to do in here in Britain. Were exactly the same. We have no plan for how we're going to come out of lockdown. Everyone's hoping may will be the month when that starts to happen for the moment. Premised Dubose Johnson saying we are passed the peak of this disease. That doesn't mean that we're going to end these restrictions anytime soon. What also that's all kind of grey areas still. We're still trying to figure this out. Are there clear failures? In the world like strategies that have not worked danger zones. Yeah and remember that. This came as a wave coming across from east to west and it still continued to travel is wave. And he's hitting South America that digging thousands upon thousands of graves in the city of Sao. Paulo Brazil's President President Bolsonaro Who is a key trump ally? He models himself as trump of South America. All scenario criticized the media for hyper inflating the crisis. He didn't want to lock down. He minimized the risks. From Brazil's President Jefferson are still dismissing this pandemic as a light flu. We're now seeing in. Brazil is an infection rate of death. Rate that is greater than China's other severe warnings from medical experts there and regional politicians and the military saying they need a look down but it may be too late. Every family is allowed. Five minutes at the graveside. Every five minutes there is burial. We'd seen those images of those Brazilian slums where you've got tens and hundreds of thousands of people living cheaper. Jau that is a potential breeding ground for this disease to spread and so far the figures look terrible and again he's minimized supporters onto the streets of the rallies. Sound familiar. Yo. You may well think so. But certainly in Brazil the effects of those people coming out rallying against the lockdown is that the infection rate is spiked and Brazil has the worst record at the moment of anywhere in South America. It really does seem like like the extreme. Their net sort of everything. We've we've imagine everything we've what if that is what's happening in Brazil. The health minister really did get fired when he insisted on taking this more seriously people are really gathering in mass in the streets for protests pro and con and those numbers. Like you said arising like you noted important. Remember what you're seeing right now. Generally the results of actions two three four weeks back Ian Panel in London. Thank you thanks Fred. Another thing that became so so apparent in April is that this pandemic will exacerbate issues. That are already here right so it was already tough to get a well paying job in this country without a college degree. Maybe you could work in a factory. Well then the factory shut down. She's she's the main provider of our household like so many smithfield workers. They are the main providers. She doesn't have another option. Your kids don't have access to computers. Good luck and Miss Environment me and my next door neighbor lady that lives with her all together and said okay. We'RE GONNA go ahead and make sure that you pay for it. And so many of these issues fall along race and class lines. Abc's Linsey Davis has been doing some amazing work for ABC News. Live on this looking at communities trying to figure out how to get what they need because getting what you need right now is life and death in Lindsay. It's May now. What did April teach us about these disparities about these inequalities? You know we really looked at the racial and economic disparities in Philadelphia as a case. Study of really what's indicative of what's happening across the country. And in some cases across the world the epidemic double really need control long-term social inequality endure example. We spoke with an epidemiologist Drexel University. Who talked about how he looked at? Who was getting tested by Zip Code? We're arming reluctant. Area talked about center city which is one of the wealthiest ZIP codes there. People were getting tested five times more than people in the poorest zip codes in the northern Philadelphia area. Has ANYBODY WALK? Around and having. Don't know the nonprofit black doctors cove in. Nineteen consortium is doing everything in their power to flatten the curve. I mean we basically set up like a tree is Union Ayla Stanford by day is a pediatric surgeon but because she hasn't been doing that because of covert nineteen. She said she kept getting asked about being part of different task forces and participating different meetings lots of conversations and lots of. Maybe we could do this. Maybe do that but nothing defended it. And she said at a certain point I just went into my office and I got some covert nineteen. I had some gowns and masks and gloves and things like that that I called up to Dr Friends of Mine and within forty eight hours. We actually were hitting the streets. Making House calls came out. They signed a disclaimer. And we did. They're gathering in in church. Parking lots hundreds of cars lined up at the Mount Airy Church of God in Christ on Oaklawn Avenue her showing up hundreds of cars waiting before you even open absolutely a our in our. The need is great. We've tested one thousand. Two hundred people are positively rate is eighteen to twenty percent while people in Poorer Zip. Codes are getting tested less often. They're getting positive results more often and that was so interesting to me Lindsay. Because you're basically saying you already got people who are closer together. So there's fewer safeguards in these communities then you realize this demographic also has more pre existing conditions the disease hits you harder and I didn't even realize how then when you talk about life saving stuff maybe like a blood donation. You're less likely to get what you need there as well. You know and what we looked at particularly at chop children's Hospital Philadelphia is they have one of the largest sickle cell centers in the country and so- sickle cell patients. Ninety eight percent of them are black sickle cell patients often need to get blood transfusions and sickle cell patients often require blood from black donors. Because they're red zone. Units are going to be more likely to match those individuals who need to transfusions what we then found when we reached out to the Red Cross. Was that black blood donations. They've dropped fifty percent just since last month and this is a particularly problematic where in urban areas. You worried that you might be exposed to Kobe. Nineteen going in to donate blood. And so you have this other problem. Because black donors actually only made up a counter for about four percent of the overall blood. Donations Anyway Before the pandemic and now to have it just dwindled to two percent and then you have this majority population of black population of sickle cell patients. That require black blood so it really is further compounding. The situation is especially when you look at Disparity that black people were already testing positive more often than other ethnicities. And that's why actually the American Red Cross believes that. They likely are seeing this drop in in black people donating blood. African Americans in this country disproportionately affected by this virus. When you look at it from a socioeconomic perspective there's always been healthcare disparities in the African American community. I think that the issue that cove nineteen has brought front and center is. There are all of these disparities. That are we just going to forget about it? Once we move beyond cove nineteen or are we really going to take the time to look at who has access to healthcare and who has the underlying conditions and why and what can we do as a society to improve that incredible profile by you on. Abc News Live that up now at ABC News Dot Com Lindsay Davis. Thank you so much thanks Brad and will last. What are you smell like right now? I mean you probably don't know usually can't tell about ourselves others certainly can but would you believe that your body odor has changed over the last six weeks. Not just because of your lack of showers. Because of your new uniform of sweatpants the people at vice decided to ask some actual microbiologist at the things that cause our stink microbes in a given day. You come in contact with many many microbes your skin is already teaming them but the new ones can actually changer aroma. Scientists say that diversity is normal. It's usually healthy will now all alone and there's less diversity. Fewer new microbes finding their way to us giving each of us and even more unique funk now for some people that might be fine but your family or your roommate starts to smell just remember too many other colonies for them to get that from there probably beginning smell more like you dog or Tia chips. Basically this point. I can't stress enough. How good of a listen. Abc's podcast is the essentials inside the curve new episode tomorrow here from people in their own voices and this has got it on feed now so search for the essentials inside the curve right now or just check our show notes. We get a quick link right there for you start here is produced by David. Wind Kelly Tarez Trevor Hastings Josh Cohen. Eric Jimbo and Lorne. Ephron makes it Eric Johnson the KEA Brown John Elizabeth Russo. Able as stated she scooped special. Thanks this week to James Hill. Real metropolis propolis Lewisville mid Barbara John. Schlossberg I'm Brad Mielke Monday. The country is locked down battling corona virus. How outlining the curve at my gloves in my pocket which? I'm not sure how effective they'll be going to wear them anyway. We WanNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky Cova. Nineteen what you need to know a podcast from. Abc News but we're going to need to do is widespread testing to see who's susceptible who's infected. 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Full Episode: Friday, May 15, 2020
"Is Nightline tonight quarantining in concert drive drive in the walkout live music in America during the pandemic Twain on clicking headlights really physicians finding away to connect with their audiences posting streaming and take talking boss beach battle in a summer of social distancing waves of confusion sweeping America's beaches economic pressure in coastal communities pushing governors to reopen. He's fun in the Sun. Worth the risk from Malibu beach which is now open. I'm nightline's announcer randy. Thomas and nightline start right now with Juju Chang New York. Thank you randy and good evening. Everyone tonight the divide over shoreline safety heating up with seaside businesses. Feeling the pressure of the lockdown governor starting to let people back on the beach. Here's ABC's Matt Gut. Surfing is water. Therapy you're connecting with ocean. You can leave all the stresses of your day to day life on the shore and then just go out. It's been almost two months pro surfer. Kassian better is caught a wave at our favorite California breaks here in Malibu. Wanted these first paddles into the surf producing yelps of excitement back in the closures around the state had strictly prohibited public access to this iconic coastline having the beaches shutdown has been really hard as a surfer. And as somebody that really kind of activates myself and all that I do from the ocean it's been difficult after months of being cooped up at home. Millions of Americans are likely feeling the same way eager to venture into the outdoors. Again ahead of the memorial day weekend but exposure to the sun is no longer one of the big worries nationwide restrictions protecting beachgoers against Kobe. Nineteen vary state by State even county by county many beaches requiring face masks and banning items like a Bellas towels and coolers hoping to keep shoreline safe and with infection rates decreasing this week governors across the country agreeing to start opening beaches. You've been noticing a little bit of a trend with ICU. Rates have decreased by more than one-third total Kovin positive individuals has decreased by twenty one percent. Florida was one of the first states to open in early. May after hosting hordes of spring breakers back in March but issues like overcrowding that caused some cities like Naples. Close we open and then close it shores again this after outrage from residents on your old woman. I don't need errands council or the government telling me how to be healthy. Naples beaches are back open but with various restrictions keeping up in enforcing all of these guidelines is a looming challenge for those tasked with protecting us like Los Angeles County Ocean. Lifeguard Specialist Porno Barnes. We've never closed the beaches there like this There's no playbook. There's no exact right way to do it. His unit cover seventy two miles of coastline. Making sure that families like the ciphers with their kids once again luxuriating in the sand can stay safe actually been able to go back to your spot on the beach in the concert too so happy as per as open advocacy that could have been real especially with school said down but on the first day of opening learning curve despite the health orders requiring those face coverings. We did see very many people. Not Wearing masks like these people you. How do you feel about the whole mass? Not Mask thing. I think there's good when you're in Kraus's get a grocery store and things like that. I don't feel much of a need for it here compared to say going to trader. Joe's earlier today. Let's say somebody has a drowning incident to get pulled off the beach lifeguards? Do we're going to adopt a full isolation kit. We have gloves. Mass follows. Ninety five a gallon and pants and shoes and weather. Cpr or tending to someone's Loon Yeah we'RE GONNA. We're GONNA do everything that we normally would do with just a couple of protective equipment across the country on the east coast. New Jersey is prepared for beaches to reopen next weekend for Cape. May Tours him has been the lifeblood of the community. County residents like 71-year-old Bill Green hoping to preserve its reputation is one of the country's vacation resort destinations. The impact this is having on sure communities is significant. There's no question about that. It's the town that thrives on tourism and we haven't had tourism Since March this morning the retired professor hit the boardwalk passing out P P and educational pamphlets as it social distancing ambassador part of a new county health initiative called six feet saves Megan Santiago and liberty coasts are responsible for the campaign. A lot of people You know smiled at US thanked us. I think prevention is key from Contracting Cova. One thousand nine hundred and we can prevent it and just help our local hospitals out that way and help our nurses and doctors who are on the frontline. Being a resident of assured town is to be resilient. I'm very confident that we're going to be able to pull through this in a typical year. Cape May county draws more than ten million visitors speeches will be pick their economic drivers. If you can safely reopen that Bauge and get people. Spending money in the beach falls at the restaurants and on the boardwalk. It's one way to help the economy kick stock the bonus that everyone's having a great time Conde Nast traveler contributing editor mark. Ellwood says uncertainty about the safety of travel could mean more beachgoers feels very intimidating to step outside your comfort zone but we have seen that online. A lot of the search is about travel right now saying. When will it be safe to travel? How can I travel safely? What that means is by choice by necessity more Americans than ever will be heading to local beaches. According to AAA online bookings have been rising though modestly. Since mid-april suggesting travelers confidence is slowly improving but domestic flights have plunged almost seventy percent since last year and this week seven out of ten hotel rooms across the country are vacant. All of this has devastated. Hawaii's tourism industry. Waikiki is normally bustling with travelers To See WAIKIKI. Now it's A. It's a ghost town does no one. On the beaches sidewalks shops hotels are boarded up. My hotel is Is just such an extreme difference from the normal waikiki that we know Wendy Perez worked at this resort for thirty one years the once thriving strip. She's come to know so well. Now desolate the tourism industry here has come to a screeching halt. My first and foremost concern was for my family and myself But I'm also taking care of my eighty five year old father and he's in the high risk group. She's now one of the more than two hundred thousand people. Applying for unemployment nearly a third of Hawaii's total workforce year mainly worried about your bills. Your Day to day bills are your month-to-month bills and making sure you can cover all those bills. So many here can't afford to cover those bills and many of these hours. Long food lines worried about where the next meal will come from. I know people are eager to go back to our but I think lot more people are eager to make sure that their health and safety is first and foremost Before we go back to our We have a lot of visitors from all over the world so we want to make sure that our health is going to be taken care of from Waikiki. To the brakes of Malibu returning to the healing powers of the ocean provide everything they need. But it's a start thanks to Matt with Comet nineteen putting an end to crowded clubs and packed concerts. The music industry musicians and performers are keeping their fans listening any way they can. Here's ABC's the big stage. The lights in the crowd of carbs. Really Magical Keith. Urban performing for healthcare workers at a drive in movie theater outside of Nashville Tennessee. This is what live music looks like today to be Kwang. People Honking flicking headlights. So you're one of the first artists to actually perform in front of a live audience. This all started talked me about your decision to actually go through this and the idea for the drive in maybe a month ago that we just said about figuring out how to do it in a safe have the the crew could be minimized musicians on stage could be minimal everyday just had to be very very minimum. Bourbons move a huge first step. As the world of Latin music tries to find its footing amidst the corona virus pandemic freezing and stopping and doing nothing is just not an option. So how do we move forward steadily methodically? Not just between the audience to concerts and festivals have been anything but immune to the nationwide stay at home orders as the industry prepares to lose nine billion dollars in ticket sales alone some of today's biggest entertainers a finding new ways to adapt. San Connect with from a new number. One Song fueled by. Tick Tock dance craze to quarantine themed video from Arianna Guerande Justin Bieber and drake by I. Not to mention livestream. Dj Sets have turned living-rooms into personal nightclubs. Today's world music looks dramatically different than it did two months ago as artists roadies an industry insiders. Try to figure out what's next so we've seen everyone from Ernie being to dim blow take over their instagram lives. Scott stood at a concert was been really special to see so many musicians come together for their fans than he has. We have twenty six thousand. One of those artists legendary deejay denies. He's been called a hero for his livestream sets that are dubbed Club Quarantine and listened. The energy was dipping based on what people are saying. I really feel with hundreds of thousands of years and some special guests in the audience denies turned into a sensation. Michelle Obama Kardashian's I think. Even Mark Zuckerberg optin roughly around like ninety thousand people in rolling but for someone who built his career on the road performing for audiences of thousands. He says it's still not the same house in plain every day. I mean my gigs. All over hand. What's depend in answered the incident own? Does he didn't know what to do. It's a sentiment shared by people all over the industry production manager. Chris Gratton a Rhody for over thirty years. Working for artists like Justin Bieber. Arianna `Grande Kanye West and Jay Galvin. He says he's never seen anything like this soon. In comes close at all would be nine eleven but that was a few weeks maximum and then everybody got back up to it. Gratin says there's many who are being forgotten it's really affected in the twelve million people maintaining business in general in the US alone. His team was supposed to kick off. Justin Bieber's tour tonight and Seattle. This would have been the day. We would've finished production rehearse. Oh it's gotta sad for me in doing that today. But our time we'll be back. Brennan spends around ten months year on the road. Now he and eighty-seven employees are out of work. We went to having the biggest year plan. It rybody new. This is the biggest year. We had two zero dollars overnight. What's keeping you up at night my keys and their families being where they're gonna get to that point. No independent contractors roadies often lead. Live check to check. I think that this movement will be remembered or ever. There's a sense of community and there's a sense of strength and there's a sense of great art being made through it. It's a setback. The world had never seen before. But if there's anything about the American music industry and the people that helped make both it and US move. It set their resilient and they can't wait to be back the live entertainment industry in times like this is often the first of clothes and the last to return. Does that worry you meet certain extent at believe in music so much? I want to hear the journals. I want to feel the music. Get that off computer. There's nothing better than live music and it's truly only lanes and just the pure joy that I missed being crammed into a room with a bunch of strangers. I miss being sweating. I miss having a drink in my hand like people scream when you dropped it being good so you can watch the body moving like that's how ID speech on. There was nothing like being able to make fastback style rates at night will come back is huge unless you feel like you at least got the scratch a little bit of it yesterday. Wait yes hands on ice age. Felt extraordinarily it just felt like thanks to Austin and finally tonight over these. Past turbulent months says our country endured a staggering all encompassing disaster brought on by this pandemic. We've been profoundly inspired by your stories and by the fortitude and grace of our colleagues some of us like my co Anchor Byron Pitts tonight working from home a skeletal crew. Always here in the office and some heading into the hot zones joining essential workers telling essential stories. Jugend missing this crisis. We never been proud to be journalists. Never prouder than we are right now of our colleagues here at nightline nineteenth century American poet. Douglas Malik who said good. Timber does not grow with ease the stronger the wind the stronger the tree as we've seen these many weeks people across our nation. Our team nightline all made of good. Tim Well said so Byron and I would like to leave you tonight with a note of gratitude to you and to our bold and tireless colleagues. Thanks for the company. America have a good and safe weekend. There's not a person in America hasn't been impacted in some way by the corona virus pandemic but at every community. There are pockets of people who are suiting up every day. Seven district to drop off a better produce for one of our tenants. These are America's essential workers the people who are keeping a world moving. I've turned into a home school mom and now in a new podcast from ABC News. You're going to hear from them. In their own words I I actually went back to my office unsought crime because it's just not fair here making sure that our community has food to eat. Thank you rain. 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Full Episode: Thursday, March 26, 2020
"This is nightline tonight flattening on the open road is our food supply safe from farms and fields to work with the unexpected warriors in the world of cove in nineteen essentially be working through the pandemic to keep a lockdown America Fed. A lot of people can work from home. Unfortunately farmers don't have that privilege the new risks and challenges they're facing to keep our shelves docked plus the way forward with the worst unemployment numbers in us. History we check in on the CEO of iconic global brand starbucks pointing away towards getting back to business. It's not unreasonable. To think that we're going to be in a position in the next three weeks to start carefully and thoughtfully opening stores evening and thanks for joining us. I'm Juju Chang tonight. You're about to meet the men and women making sure we can all have food and supplies during this unprecedented national shut down our nation's farm workers and truckers and grocers the unlikely champions of our critical supply chain but it's not without risk the Kovic nineteen pandemic shining a new light on their always critical mission. Necessity time this is corn teeth. Djamil Cromwell has been driving trucks for more than a decade ever since he came back from a tour in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard. So you've heard the call of duty for your country before yes in many ways. You guys are the frontlines keeping the right rear one of the essential P plug here today. He's delivering Deli supplies a job these days. That's not without risk but with my microphone. Keeping US socially distant Djamil tells me his worries lie elsewhere. Older he's in his seventies so much told them saying inside. This massive warehouse at Stew Leonard's a family owned grocery chain in Danbury Connecticut. The pack creates a hopeful sign. Tom Enrico has worked here for over forty years ago but he says he's never seen anything like the Kobe nineteen out. They just came out with works and he was buying everything have toilet paper. We haven't had it for over the past few weeks. At least forty. Six states have closed their schools and millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home life as we know it has come to a halt one of the early and persistent fears. Will there be enough food tonight. We're taking you on a farm to table. Look at our country's supply lines meeting the off forgotten men and women on farms and in fields the truckers hauling goods on the open road and grocery workers and cashiers all unexpected footsoldiers essential workers on the frontlines in our battle against this pandemic each day before the first light has broken farm workers from Florida to Wisconsin heading to harvest vegetables part of the more than sixty four and a half million tons of produce produced every year. That's nearly four hundred pounds per person. Many working despite their fears like this woman who asked to remain unnamed Ecuador speaking what into our businesses essential to the food supply a Lotta people in their work. They can work from home. Unfortunately farmers don't have that privilege in Florida Jamie Wisner's family has operated lit. Been family tomato farms for four generations. They're now facing down the challenges of Cova. Nineteen one by one. Implementing social distancing on the fields were reducing the size of our work crews. Then we realized that people have to go cash their checks and we don't want people all getting on a bus together and going into a bank to go cash their checks. We are trying to reduce the amount of trips that they have to go into town four. Buy GROCERIES OR LAUNDRY BUT COMMUNICATING NEW. Cova safety rules to farm. Workers often migrant laborers poses unique challenges. Most of these people are not in their homes. They're here in another country working for us in our community. There are many indigenous languages. Gerardo Chevette has worked the fields for more than two decades now as an organizer he whatever means necessary to make sure the workers understand. We need to use methods of popular education. So everyone understands what we are talking about. So there's drawings that have been Posted in different places in that community. Nothing arrived on our store shelves without the three and a half million Americans who are truckers working round the clock day and night in this time of crisis. It's six forty. It's likely snowing here on headed back through Chicago Kentucky. We won that. She many truck drivers taking it upon themselves to protect their health. When we're outside the track we didn't face masks. I don't even go into the truck. Stop Richardson from Kansas City. Kansas has significantly altered the way she operates day to day a have a whole decontamination procedure. I always glove anything I might have touched during delivery. I just completely spray down. Despite all the challenges Brittany says America's newfound appreciation for her line of work keeps her going now facebook passengers posts people. Say Hey I just wanted to thank you so much for being out there. It means a lot to me. It's the driver and I know it means a lot to other drivers as well but the nationwide lockdown is disrupting drivers basic needs with some rest areas closing bathrooms and restaurants restricted right. Now you're in the back of my chats here. I'm a penny for Sharieff. Aka Nathan knee is driving hundreds of miles from Georgia to Florida. I've made it to Florida and it's still pretty normal. Still busy here in Wildwood Florida. Good morning it's time to start my day some about to go inside of the chuck shower and get me. Something to eat. Truck stops quiet. Is this the dining area? Nearly deserted his clothes subways open. Fresh driver is closed until further nowadays so not vs for US Shara. That's my shower but thankfully showers still in surface. I like to write in my relatives journal. As she overcomes the obstacles sharieff counts her blessings. Grateful dead decision worker Nike to work at a time like this when a miracle happiest time with the low gets delivered. Todd Spencer is president of the owner operator Independent Drivers Association and a former trucker himself. Can you reassure people that that supply line is going to stay open? As long as there's product boob. Believe me that will be make the that make the delivery drivers always come through and they will this time to to keep supplies. Running drivers need to stay healthy. Are you worried all about the health or the safety of your drivers? They are certainly aware that they'll be a higher likelihood that they will be exposed. That's my here just off the interstate in Knoxville Tennessee. This urgent care clinic is providing evaluations. And Cova Nineteen testing Paul trucks. So that they can thrive and they could be taking care of. We've been able to get all the appropriate TV so there were able to to see them in this room without having any exposure to the rest of our patients grocery workers have begun testing positive for Kobe. Nineteen as well raising concerns among some workers that they too need protective gear mugs role of sewing stew Leonard. Junior who heads the family grocery business is worried about the health and safety of both his employees and his customers were putting pieces of plexiglas up at the register. So that you can you know Have some distance. We want our people to to to be safe to. I'm trying to get thermometers where I can actually take the temperature when they come in you. Reassure Jittery Americans that the nations food supply is safe of a lot of confidence in the food supply. I mean dealt with a lot of the farmers we buy direct from a lot of people And I've talked to him personally. I'm phone and they said look we'll get you the food. Dave Lindsay has worked here for twenty eight years but lately. His job has taken on new meaning. How long have you been wearing gloves? We've always practiced wearing gloves. But since the whole Kobe nineteen issue we make sure. Everybody's wearing now is bigger than just me. It's a country thing you know. Everybody's there's a lot of things going on in the country. People aren't employ people need a place that they can rely on to give them the proper service and do the right things for them. And that's what we're here that's what we do. We care about our customers customers. Come in seeking US OUT. You know we have great relationships with our customers and You know we're happy to be able to give the product that they haven't been able to get lately when something like this happens. You see everybody pulled together and work as a team. It's awesome not a great feeling our sincere thanks to the millions of people working through this crisis. We help you all stay safe. We know the pandemic has been devastating to many businesses big and small one of the most iconic if not addictive is starbucks tonight. Abc's Rebecca Jarvis with the CEO on how they're dealing with Cova nineteen and his timeline for getting back to business. Kevin thank you so much for joining us. How is everyone at starbucks? Feeling right now. Well look like a lot of people around the world. There's there's a lot of anxiety and a lot of stress. People are united around this combination of overcoming ovid nineteen. Kevin Johnson is the CEO of starbucks. What we've now been feeling in the US for weeks. He's experienced firsthand for the last three months. When did you first learn about the corona virus early January From our team in China. You hear stories about Starts Partner that maybe their family number You know had gold at nineteen and what they were doing to for that. I've been working on this seven days a week since mid-january you know with our team. China now with here in the US but in eighty two different markets around the world starbucks like many US companies with a significant presence in China was one of the first witnesses to the excruciating costs and impact of the disease in January. Johnson closed starbucks throughout China. Then last Friday. He did the same thing here turning any open locations into drive through only you have almost three hundred fifty thousand employees. You just made a pledge to those employees saying you will stay employees for the next thirty days. We will pay you whether your store is open or closed. What led to that decision? Kevin wanted to provide some economic certainty to starbucks parkers and so we made a commitment to all of our stark's park in the US and Canada. For the next thirty days we will pay them Even if their stores closed or even if they are just uncomfortable coming into work a so. We made that decision on Friday at what happened Saturday. Warning before dawn. They opened over five thousand drive-thrus across the United States people would have been paid whether they showed up to work or not and they did at five thousand stores. Johnson says looking at China where ninety five percent of starbucks have since reopened provides clues about what we might face ahead based on everything. You've now seen around the world. When are all Americans going to be able to walk into a starbucks and get their copy like they were able to two months ago? That's a hard one to predict the because we have to. We have to just go day by day week by week. But it's not unreasonable. If you look at that certain communities To think that you know we're GONNA be in a position. The next three weeks to start carefully and thoughtfully opening stores using the three principles to health and wellbeing of our partners and customers supporting local governments and showing up in a positive responsible way in these communities in China. You've reopened in certain locations. Is that model very likely here in the US. For example some cities may have an all clear and starbucks will reopen there whereas others might be on hold for longer. I think it's pretty certain that as when we get to a point where we begin to reopen starbucks it will be done on a community by community basis. In addition to new protocols like having employees wash their hands every thirty minutes there will also be some mandatory social distancing. Do you think there will be for example? Somebody in the starbucks stores making sure that people are separated enough trying to make sure that people aren't hanging too close to each other at tables that kind of thing when we would start opening stores here in the United States. It would be without the cafe seating available. Would become in your beverage and food and take it to go and enjoy it over time. Get back to the having the full say and we'll life will go on as normal but when we first started opening stores we're going to have elevated safety protocols. I'm sure do you see starbucks anyway as an indicator of economic health the fact that people want their starbucks if they're willing to come back and spend money on that isn't that a sign of a bigger feeling that the economy is in a good place. Guys it is the the fact that we serve over one hundred million customers a week in our stores and I think one indication of consumer confidence can be measured by how frequently they come and has that changed back. I'm sitting here in a drive to. The line is wrapped around the building. Yeah they're they're hearing way twenty minutes to get their coffee and they'll leave the twenty dollar tip and thank our partner so these stores visit our thanks to Rebecca and finally tonight the Colorado Symphony Orchestra reminding us that in uncertain times. They're still joy to be had a digital concert. A Song of unity the Colorado Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy each musician playing in social isolation but with the recording of all the instruments combined the former swelling symphony far more than this summer. There stirring that's not lime. Thanks for staying up with US tonight. America Dr so there's two guys business partners self made millionaires. They spend their time surfing under the California son. Living The high life in Las Vegas until one of them ends up dead. I'm Matt Gutman from. Abc News but worked with the team at twenty twenty to unravel this stunning tale of deception ruthless diabolical greed Mrs sociopaths he can justify anything subscribe to Cutthroat Inc. That's I N C wherever you're listening now. This country filled with anxiety and questions really effective in protecting you. From Corona virus as corona virus continues its relentless spread across the country. We WanNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky from ABC News. And I'm hosting a new podcast called Cova. Nineteen what you need to know. Surface cleaning does work each week day. We call on our chief. Medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton and other experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? It's Kovic nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP.
Re-Opening: It's Not Just a Phase
"It's Friday April seventeenth. And which phaser you win? He start here is more find themselves on the unemployment line. The White House issues new guidance. To all fifty states if you get Novi bound and you satisfy the gating for yet again a second time then you go to face to. We're GONNA walk you through. The vocabulary will all be using for the next year of our lives. The biggest cluster of cases on American soil isn't a New York apartment building. It's in South Dakota. Employee is weren't filling faith because they weren't provided any math. What happens when Cova nineteen of rips through the facility packs your food and at least this group is hiring us a big phone bank and call people to say. Hey you've been in contact with a corona virus carrier. How are you feeling the new detective? That will be key to getting America back on track and the privacy concerns within from ABC News. This is start here Brad Milkey. We began the week. New York state was seen close to eight hundred deaths a day. Just one state will on Wednesday. That number went to seven hundred fifty two yesterday. Thursday governor Andrew Cuomo announced. It was six. Oh six now. We've learned at this point not to get worked up over one day's worth of stats remember just this week. New York City raised its death toll by nearly four thousand because of all the people who died before they could even get tested like pretty much every count you've heard so far is below the true total. The good news is it means we can control the virus right. We can control the spread but in this bizarro world that we live in now. Six hundred dead one day in one state actually passes for good news to health. Experts it assign social. Distancing is working at the same time. Though there's no doubt that social distancing continues to wreak havoc on the entire country the numbers are staggering twenty. Two million. People have lost their jobs in the last four weeks in America and that wipes out all of the gains of the last decade in terms of jobs since the financial crisis yesterday morning another five million Americans filing for unemployment just last week when you look up in the first week of May new unemployment rate in this country could easily be over fifteen percent on the line until yesterday morning. President trump got him a phone with every. Us Governor Miss Big Video Conference. Call talk about how to reopen what that looks like an ABC News actually obtained the Audio of this call. We'll be standing right alongside you that he owed it just one problem here. A lot of steep governments are not getting ready to leave open. They're extending their stay at home. Orders The New York pause policies the closedown policies will be extended in coordination with other states to May fifteenth lots of moving parts this morning. Let's straighten it all out with. Abc's Karen Travers who covers the White House and carrying the president? Gave this briefing to you guys later. Let's start with that call. Start with the plan. The White House is outlining here. What is it. It's a three-phase plan it's really Brad. A blueprint for what states can do to try and get people back to work and get the economy back up and running. Our team of experts now agrees that we can begin the next front in our war which we're calling opening up America again so phase one as the White House put it. This is where employees could continue to telework if they can but it also like to see some workers coming back in phases twenty percent or twenty five percent to forty percents to fifty percent and again minimize all non essential travel and also make accommodations. If you're vulnerable people within your workforce make sure they can continue working from home or do it in a way. That doesn't put them at risk. Gyms could open if they HA- again could here too strict physical distancing and elective surgeries can resume on an outpatient basis. Face to these two is when screws can reopen. This is something that many Americans are very interested in. Daycares and camps can reopen and face to visits a senior living facilities however should remain hospitals prohibited. Also churches bars gyms and large venues. You know where you could listen to music or just gather as long as there is proper social distancing measures in place. All of those things can open. Then you get to face three. And it's essentially just a bit of an expansion of face two brad where all those same businesses can start easing the social distancing and get back to something of normal. I think we'll be able to have squash events in that phase where you actually have participants there. I'm not sure you're going to be able to do that. Uniformly evenly temporarily with everyone but President very hesitant last night to call anything the new normal. He's really trying to look ahead for getting back to a complete and total normal of what we all knew just a couple months ago. Well and how can you tell them? Did you get a sense of how states will be able to tell if they go along with us that they're ready to move onto the next phase like what are the benchmarks here? Yes states are going to have to meet. Specific criteria are tracking the number of cases. And it must have downward trajectory for fourteen days. They will have to go two weeks where they hit certain numbers downward trajectory and the number of positive tests with persistence of high levels of testing. If you get no rebound and you satisfy the gating but yet again a second time then you go to face to then two more weeks to prove that you can go to phase two and so on down the line now. The other thing is what's phase four. What's phase five like when we get back to really Opening up the Faucet of bids can you get back to having tens of thousands of people watching sporting event or a concert or the political vase concert? But you're just you're still gonNA be six feet away from the next closest person maybe Mascot Mike. That's still right. Yeah in the President. Last night really didn't want to talk about a restaurant. Only having one third of the tables will be if he has one hundred fifty eight or sixty eight seats and that's going to happen we WANNA get back to full strength but recognizing that that's still a ways down the road that states such as Montana and Utah during me getting period will be face early tomorrow if the company decides you're talking about those states that are in great shape already They will be able to go literally tomorrow. Here's the president. Did Not get into last night. Brad though is how comfortable are people going to feel going to these places if they're still reading about cases if they're still worried about their own personal safety churches bars gems concert halls can open. Are People going to go or people are going to go to a football game in the fall even if they're told grow all the businesses cancelled so right now. Just call of a lot of fear. An unknown supposedly. They're sending US twelve hundred dollars from the federal government which will not pay my rent the in the meantime Karen. How is the federal government responding to these just these outrageous unemployment numbers? I mean before state. Start moving forward. What are we doing as a nation about all these people losing their jobs yesterday after those unemployment claims came in the administration put out a statement saying that Americans were making a lot of sacrifices right now that they understand people are hurting but this is necessary right now so that people don't get sick so that the the virus can be contained but the president is really focusing on the the federal aid. That's already been approved that he's already signed into law. And the big thing is that two trillion dollar stimulus plan that went into effect at the end of last month and included in that were hundreds of billions of dollars in small business loans and Brad yesterday that hit the breaking point where the government said. That's it they. They ran out of money exhausted as a good thing. Not a bad thing. It went quickly. It is so popular tried to pass a clean funding Bill Senate Democrats locked and there's a big fight happening on Capitol Hill Right now where. Republicans want to about two hundred and fifty billion dollars just to that son. There is a disparity in access to capital and country. Democrats also want to add about two hundred and fifty billion to that fund but they also want another two hundred and fifty billion to go to state and local governments to go to hospitals and healthcare centres. We do not want this tragedy of clone the virus to exacerbate that disparity or to apply it and they're trying to get double the money Approved quickly it was going to say it was exactly a week ago when we heard that they were sort of at an impasse. It's a full week. Exactly nothing has changed except the money. It's Gone Karen Travers. Thank you so much. Thanks Brad actimel start here so rural states like South Dakota good to go right. Well tell that to the single biggest cluster in all fifty states. Is there something preventing you from achieving? Your goals is work related stress or insomnia slowing you down better help. 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You're listening right now. In a best case scenario states have stopped seeing these huge surges across the entire populous. The counts do continue to go down. That scenario relies on people continuing to distance themselves from each other. But even if that happens there's almost no scenario out there with this. Virus does not continue to make its way into new areas. The next thing to keep your eye on here over the next days and weeks is sudden deadly clusters. Kobe nineteen just tears through a small area. Because if I was to ask you with the single most infected spot in America is you'd say some neighborhood in New York right or maybe a really condensed part of Louisiana some big city. No the two biggest American outbreaks at this moment are an aircraft carrier in one at least five hundred fifty sailors from the US. Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for Co mid nineteen and a meat packing plant. In South Dakota the largest pork producer in the world smithfield foods saying one of its plants in South Dakota will remain closed nearly three hundred employees testing positive for Cova nineteen whenever we're GONNA ABC's Juju Chang. She's the CO anchor of nightline. Because you've been speaking to a number of people connected to this. This smithfield foods plant. How did this happen well? I've talked to workers. I've talked to people who organized labor and if you think about the Teddy Roosevelt and this meat packing plant. Think about confined spaces The workers I spoke to said it's impossible to social distance in these factories. There working literally shoulder to shoulder with people for nine hours a day When the first instance of Kovic hit labor organizers workers were really scared and we're asking for protections and social distancing and many felt. They weren't getting answer our resiliency and are already sparse. Population density break to manage the spread of this virus the backdrop In South Dakota is very interesting because the governor Actually went on television weeks ago and said you know. South Dakota is not like New York City and we don't need a statewide shelter in place. Salish the National Estate Institutions. Visiting government is in fact. She is still one of the only five remaining governors who has not issued a statewide order. Inner defense she has issued social distancing and closed down schools and made a lot of executive orders on that front but she has refused to order a statewide. Shutdown can turn into ten turn into fifty like that and If you're a business owner you don't believe that just ask the leadership of Smithfield so the mayor of Sioux falls started seeing these positive cases of Cova within the factory and he told me he went to bed Friday night and thought This number doesn't look good. He woke up Saturday morning. And said I have to take action when you look at your economy and your city and you ask largest employers to consider halting operations. You don't do that lightly but sure enough. They paused the plant for two weeks. They've agreed to pay the workers and they're trying to do an overhaul but the outbreak is so large in Sioux falls at the. Cdc is sending a team to look at. What created this cluster. Yeah what are the employers? Tell you so this worker who wants to remain anonymous. We dubbed her. Sally Didn't want us to use her name because some of her family members still work at the plant and she was afraid of retaliation but she spoke out because she felt concerned. I received a phone. Call that A friend of mine had just passed away from nineteen and he worked at the plant. He now mind you. She said that before Kovic she was very fond of Smithfield as an employer. She made seventeen dollars an hour. Good wages good benefits and yet once cove hit. She was very disappointed in their reaction. Employees weren't feeling safe because they weren't provided any mass in there. Working in close quarters to each other. Smithfield told us that they put up signs urging workers to keep six feet apart and social distance. And I asked sally she'd seen those signs. She said she had not seen a single sign that asked workers to socially distance themselves which she did see were signs that gave a five hundred dollar bonus if they came to work for the full month of April If they didn't miss a day now what she's saying is that the employers were trying to get people to Come to work and show up because so many of the workers were scared. They they were calling out. That said you have to wonder if there's a backlash and that may be some employees were willing to come to work sick in order to garner that five hundred dollar check and so this plant has close but if all these workers are essentially saying hey we can't stand six feet. Apart like the machinery the line was built a certain way one of that create concerns at other food processing plants across the country as well. Smithfield has shut down to other plants Tyson has shut down plants. Perdue has shut down plants There there have been deaths in other factories all together every day. All Day like cattle and because this virus is so insidious The mayor of Sioux Falls said he was on a conference call with fifty other mayors and business leaders and he warned them can jump out of a light socket. I you faster than you can realize and it can disrupt your whole academy quickly and the Sioux falls chapter of the AFL CIO. The Workers Union The Guy There was saying that they had been trying to sound the alarm bells for more than a month at this plant Because of the crowded conditions and the lack of protective gear. And that's what we're talking about. These are essential workers who need protection in that kind of makes it tricky to this is an essential business. This would not have been affected by bias. State-wide shutdown order necessarily but when they close Smithfield released a statement saying unfortunately cove nineteen cases are now ubiquitous across our country. The virus is afflicting communities everywhere the agriculture and food sectors have not been. Immune like you said you do. Not just any cluster. Here this became among the largest in the country. A Juju. Chang. Thank you so much my pleasure so here. We are in April and they're still not really clear way that Americans across the country are GonNa get tested for Corona virus. Governor Murphy says the Garden State is leading the way in testing with a new saliva. Kit that gets results in twenty four to forty eight hours. This is seen as a game changer. When the testing protocol because it safer and quicker than the nasal swab testing which is considered more painful invasive and less safe for the medical staff giving the test even if that all pans out that starts happening and then even if businesses can start to reopen is not like. We're going to be able to be less vigilant. Just heard from Juju how fast this virus is still able to spread so in addition to testing. There's one other key system that is going have to ramp up something epidemiologist think about all the time but the rest of us have really only heard about recently. It's called contact tracing GONNA ABC Senior Investigative Reporter. Aaron Katersky Turkey. Who's been looking into? How states actually planning to implement this so first. Aaron what is this? What is contact tracing read? This is the tried and true methods that health officials all over the world have used to control infections for decades and it involves finding the carriers contacts not casual contacts but people who've been in close quarters with the carrier of the corona virus and then figuring out if they are sick and if they are isolating them so they don't expose anybody else and it's really nineteenth century public health measures boots on the ground. It's interviewing people who might be quite scared and panicked. This has been done for decades in various ways but it has never been done on the scale required for the United States of America to reopen from Corona virus. Cherie County Health Department. In some cases public health officials have simply gone out into the community to find all the close contacts of the sick day. Did you start to symptoms respiratory? You could use a big phone bank and call people to say you've been in contact with a corona virus carrier. How are you feeling? Raging Massachusetts has begun to hire people in eight communities north of Boston. They've hired two hundred fifty people and they're going to be the contact tracers. You don't need any special skills to do this. You could work under the direction of a train. Public Health official. One idea has been to take all the people that have been unemployed laid off because of corona virus restrictions and put them to work tracing all corona virus carrier contacts. That's important why just to give you a sense of where the thing is traveling. That's the only way you can contain a second wave of CORONA VIRUSES TO UNDERSTAND. Not only who has it but who that person may have come into contact with so far? The Panhandle Health district has done contact tracing with six hundred and fifty people by doing this. They say the virus will eventually have nowhere else to go because the theory is that every corona virus carrier has ten or so intimate contact so one case can quickly multiply ten-fold. You know one of those. Ten context gets on a plane to I. DuNno Boise Idaho. You can give officials their heads up and then protocols would dictate whether that person needs to be isolated. Well should I feel weird Aaron that there are essentially government employees? Right now. And that states are saying. Hey let's get even more government employees to do this to essentially track where either I've been or where my friends have been or where my bus drivers been like. Do People have concerns about this? There are real questions about contact. Tracing and a major frustration is that sometimes people are dishonest about where they've been so really. This is only as good as the self reporting that public health officials can collect. And let's say you decide not to do it in person or even over the phone. Do you have a big corporation? Do it like apple or Google. Maybe it's an APP and do you want all of those companies then having access to your personal health information the Technology Use Bluetooth data to keep track of phones that have been close to each other. It'll I roll out in. May as an APP designed by public health agencies but apple and Google have plans to build the function directly into their phones operating systems in fact apple and Google have been working together to enable Bluetooth technology to help. Public Health. Officials do contact tracing enough for a long enough period of time in. Google can record that and India events that are diagnosed positive with Komen nineteen. They can send out an alert to other phone. Said you were ear for that period of time this would be an opt in kind of technology though so again only as good as those willing to participate and you mentioned Massachusetts also. The State of Utah started doing this type of tracing early and often. They say it is already helped them to kind of nip these new outbreaks in but they also admit they had a lot fewer cases to trace at first and save New York and again. I can't stress enough like you said I want you identify these people. You have to give them quick access to a test to see if they have it as well amateur skeets fascinating stuff. Thank you thank you Brad. We'll last thing. Professional sports will not begin anytime soon in America but the baseball season has finally gotten underway in Taiwan. 'cause he feels this one goes to the left. Fear back is a stadium without any fans. The stadiums close to everyone except players and employs but organizers. They didn't want everyone watching empty seats so they filled in a bunch of them with fan mannequins fans both the three. D. Kind would see store wearing t shirts and hats and in some rose life-sized cardboard cutouts. So if you're a player imagine this. You're playing cavernous stadium. The only people watching actually aren't people there these flat fans but also not quiet in terrace. There these human sized robots banging on wheel drums just to add some flair. I guess somehow the players are still able to focus on hitting that ball and yesterday in a thriller the racketeering monkeys hit a walk off home. Run in the bottom of the twelfth sports fans. You thought you had nothing to look forward to. It's fun and Games until a robot wants to have a chat with you about your batting average. Then then you better run. We got another bonus episode of the essentials inside the curve. Coming up tomorrow morning check it out. Firsthand accounts from the people who are on the front lines of this crisis start here is produced by David. Ryan Kelly Tarez Trevor Hastings. Josh go and Eric Kimball born efan. Thanks to Eric Johnson Kia Brown John Newman Elizabeth Russo. Able as station few special. Thanks this week. Jean-marie conned Elizabeth Thomas Lewis Millman Gill Florencio Halley. Free Ben Siegel Katherine faulders. I'm Brad Milkey. Monday The country is locked down. Battling Corona virus out flattening the curve at my gloves in my pocket which. I'm not sure how effective they'll be going to wear them anyway. We WanNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky host of Kobe. Nineteen what you need to know a podcast from. Abc News but we're going to need to do is widespread testing to see who's susceptible who's infected. Who's recovered each weekday? We call doctors from around the country and our own medical experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? Covert nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP.
Full Episode: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Good evening. Thank you for joining us tonight, R and B singer R Kelly is behind box claiming he's too broke to pay child support or tax his latest. Lockout follows his emotional explosive denial of sexual assault allegations. Forget the blogs forget how you feel about me. Hate me at you want to love me if you want, but just use your commonsense. How stupid would it be for me to my crazy passing? What I've been through. Oh, right now, I think I need to be last and whole girls against a wheel chain them up in my basement. Rabbi didn't do this stuff. This is not me fighting for my life. It explosive are Kelly erupts during his first interviews is being charged with sexual abuse telling CBS this morning's Gayle, king his accusers our lives and our after him for money. Have you ever had anyone under the age of seven? No never know. I have to tell you. It's so hard to believe that based on all the visit. I'm gonna tell you about you. What women said about me what women so nobody's allowed to be mad at me in these gone allow me so they're lying on you. That's your explanation. They're lying on you. Absolutely. The raw emotional interview with nine a firestorm of headlines across the country. I was actually worried about you. When I saw the pictures. I never felt endanger talking to him. I kept on thinking was where is his lawyer. If he was hoping to get any sort of sympathy, I think it did the exact opposite of what he was maybe wanted on mature that this morning's interview helped is image. How it is the crisis management expert, who's consulted, the likes of Monica Lewinsky ethnic, scare Mucci and Isaiah Washington ever saying in cases like that. And that is silence is golden tuck duct tape is silver. I really like him to shut up most of the time. And I think this is one of those cases where are Kelly should've shut up. If you're a prosecutor your mining that interview for every nugget. Of gold. You can get out of it. If you are his defense attorney, you are furious right now tonight, the embattled star in jail in Chicago over unpaid child support. It was just the latest flashpoint in a years long controversy surrounding the Grammy winner behind hits. Like, I believe I can fly. In remixed witness. Archilles controversial relationships with women detailed in that blockbuster of lifetime docu series surviving are Kelly leading up to the singer's rearrest a week and a half ago. Young girls are impressionable like he's R Kelly. Pretty much of read through it. No matter how the meaning if fell it just kept going and going and going to know that it's not, you know, you're not alone. They're not alone. Face the music, the songwriter appeared subdued as he'd left his studio. Turn himself into Chicago. Police following his indictment on tin charges of sexual abuse. Going back to decades ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims three of the four women were allegedly between the ages of thirteen and seventeen at the time of the alleged abuse. These charges are credibly serious. They each hold a maximum of seven years in prison that if he were found guilty on all ten charges. Can we face seventy years in prison? Kelly has pleaded not guilty to oh count and his denied any wrongdoing, but his legal woes date back to two thousand two, but he was charged on twenty one counts of making child pornography, which he was acquitted of in two thousand eight but his desire for younger women have been well documented, even before that his marriage to be darling. Lia in one thousand nine hundred ninety four was a note effort was discovered she was only fifteen at the time of their marriage. He asked me how old I was. And I told him. Seventeen. Why didn't anyone don't this? We all know this no one cared as were black in the mini heroin stories alleged by dozens of women in it lifetime docu series. He's been over almost two years now. And we still haven't seen daughter. Timothy savage alleges his daughter has been held captive and sexually abused by our Kelly for four years, we got a call from her. And she told us that she was we are Kelly. We was like what are you doing? You're in your college and kill his interview. With Gayle king. He rejected claims that he is held women against their will. And correct me if I'm wrong that you have never held anybody against their will. I don't need to. Why would I how stupid with never aren't Kelly would all been through in my way pass to whole somebody let alone four fast six fifty. You say it why how stupid would I be to do that? I didn't say you guys at this camera on me. Yes, that's usual common. Cysts? We are solid family. We care about our daughter immediately following this morning's interview savage in his family called a press conference. I think I wanna say joyously you're saying this message, please know that I love you. I'm your mother. I love you dearly. Minutes later Joycelyn called her parents or what they say was the first time in nearly three years. Mommy had this. This is Joycelyn. I just wanted to let you know. Like right now, I need to listen, really listen to me. I have told you guys a million million times that I am. Okay. Where I am. And I'm happy I'm saying. I'm say you're happy for why? Call in your family, your friends your day, grenades stronger. And he gave me grandmother has staged for cancer. You haven't called her and they're very wary. Okay. I don't I don't understand that. But I'm just letting you know, I need you guys. I understand it. I'm very happy to believe that he should serve time in jail. I do you would like to see him arrested. Yes. For Kelly's ex wife, Andrea Kelly. She says just as long overdue last year. She told my colleague Lindsay Davis. She herself was the victim of thirteen long years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. At the hands of Robert Kelly in the singer have three children together. Did you ever fear for your life? Yes. He thought he might kill you your kids now, but me definitely. Today are Kelly appear in court over a separate case involving unpaid shell supports Andrey after failing to meet a judge's deadline to pay her more than one hundred sixty thousand dollars are Kelly was taken into custody for the second time. This year are Kelly is now facing legal battles from multiple fronts dropped from his record label his European tour cancelled it was another low for the Grammy winning artists once known for being among the top selling musicians of all time. I think he has to really win in a court of law if he wants to see any kind of future, despite it all Kelly remaining defiant in that television, interviews women have come forward and said are Kelly had sex with me when I was under the age of eighteen R Kelly was abusive to me, emotionally, and physically and verbally. Okay. Are Kelly took me in a black room where unspeakable things happen. This is what they're saying about. These are old rumor schrool what it? Homeless new. Not true. Our Kelly is due back in court next Wednesday next. Why makeup mobile Kylie Jenner is getting lip about her new billionaire status. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Jenner was born into wealth and destined for reality stardom, but the Queen of cosmetics is facing backlash over her new billionaire status why she claims her famous family has nothing to do with her riches. Here's Nightline co anchor. Juju chang. He thinks I'm wearing too much makeup. So he can all she was the annoying little sister keeping up with the Kardashians. Where's my credit card with the plastic? Give it to me. Who morphed into the budding businesswoman on life of Kylie having Kylie cosmetics is what keeps me going now. She's a working mom and makeup mogul. I have been dreaming of this moment for way too long Kylie Jenner is best known for being reality. Loyalty as part of the Kardashian Jenner clan. But she's the surprising breakout. Breadwinner from Caitlyn to Chris Courtney Chloe, Robin KENDALL, even Kim in Conde. It's the baby of the family, Kylie, who's making the biggest bucks. This. I shot. A pallet is literally my Davies the twenty one year old landed on Forbes list of billionaires ousting Facebook's, Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest self made one to ever make the list. We're starting to call Kylie, our first selfie billionaire for the beauty of her business pun intended is basically selling Pudi products via for Instagram and social media account. She's created an empire. Massing a hundred and seventy five million followers on social media launching a cosmetics company worth nine hundred million dollars with endorsements clothing line and TV royalties pushing her into billionaire status Forbes's decision to dub, Kylie self made created a billionaire backlash with tweets like, oh, Kylie those days getting up at five AM to deliver the paper in the snow saving up every nickel and another one saying can someone explain to me how Kylie Jenner is self made hard working sherve. It's certainly not self made even dictionary dot com wing in on the debate saying have we gone over this self made having succeeded in life on aided. I am surprised at just how visceral reaction has been. We have a sliding scale of one to ten where we rank billionaires one being the least self-made and ten being the most self made. So you inherit that money knew absolutely nothing with it. You're a one you come from. Absolutely nothing. You're a ten and Oprah Winfrey. In our book is a ten kylie's seven. She obviously came from wealth. But she put up the money for that business. Did she have helped sure, but a lot of people in our billionaire ranks had hope in some way or another Kyle is worth almost triple that of her. Big sister, Kim Kardashian who arguably ushered the family into fame and fortune Kim's not worth a small amount, but think highly really honed in on selling products to her very specific young social savvy happy to purchase on the internet audience. And that's where all that money is coming from she kicked off Kylie cosmetics in two thousand fifteen in the midst of a plump controversy over whether she did or didn't use lip fillers. I have temporary lip Villers. It's just an insecurity of mine. And it's what I wanted to do. Everyone wanted lips like Kylie, even sparking a viral challenge where people plumped up their lips. To look like her. What did I do that? If you have if you care about my lips than I'm going to sell you something and people hate by her product or are they buy their product because they love her. She doesn't care the sales sale with billions following her every move along. With her boyfriend rap superstar Travis Scott and their baby stormy Webster on Instagram. Cosmetics. This is the twenty nine dollars lip kits swept the internet selling mainly online. And in pop up shops, you can use the same lipstick. She uses same setting powder, and you can even recreate a look that she's made right down to all the details. So this is how people can really immerse themselves in her world. And I don't think we will be seeing less of it. We'll definitely be seeing more. I'm waiting for Kylie furniture. Kylie. Lunchboxes if she can put her name on it. She probably will and her audience keep buying it. We have this liquid lipstick, and this is shade charm. Like a lot of her colors like really like nice, and like very different EV if you don't have colleagues products, like if your schooling hobbit then. Who are here like knocking on the covers? To us are obsessed with everything that has her name on it. It's just really like the talk in hallways. Like everyone's always talking about. I it's. Always talking about the new like the new colors and the new products that are coming out. There's like a big variety of colors to choose from. So you get the perfect one that you want. And also, I love that. It's not free. Business is booming. Let's remember the line launched in Ulta stores and sold a groundbreaking fifty four point five million dollars worth cosmetics in just six weeks. Really what pushed her into the billionaire ranks that she signed a deal with Alta, which is the largest cosmetics retailer in the US. Exceed the same professional comedian, Heather McDonald who knows the Kardashian family has even been featured on the show herself. She says earned it. I think highly Jenner definitely deserves to be on the Forbes list. And I think it's inspirational on it. I don't know why people are hating on it. I think it's great. She's american. She's a female, and Xiang and the product that she came up with doesn't hurt anybody. You know, it's just make yourself feel prettier. Some of wondered is the backlash against Kylie is unfair. I just don't think that she would be getting this kind of criticism if she was a man, and if that guy was that her age, and he created something that was more technical or a video game or something that made him a billion dollars. I think everyone would think oh, that's so amazing. He's such a little genius. Is it because she's female or is it because she's tied to this clan. That's been in the media so much, and it's kind of like the family. People love to heat were heat to love controversy or not kylie's capitalizing on all of it. She'll release a new powder. Tomorrow teasing it on her Instagram. Powders baking them right now 'blanche on Thursday. Not only is say laughing all the way the bay there. Hundreds of millions of people who tell her how much they love her every day. So. Just fine. Don't think we need to worry at all about Jonah for Nightline. Juju Chang in New York. And finally tonight jeopardy's Alex trebek's revealing his personal health bateaux. Here's ABC's, Tom jahns. Hi, everyone. I have some news to share with all of you. And it's in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our jeopardy fan base. Alex trebek's announcing he has staged for pancreatic cancer on social media, the seventy eight year old posting this message to fans now just like fifty thousand other people in the United States each year this week. I was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Now normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this, and I'm going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers. Also, I plan to beat the low survival rates. Artistic for this disease. And this is the second medical scare in as many years last year. Trebek's took time off the show after a serious fall that required brain surgery with then he bounced back at the helm of jeopardy. Just like he's been since nineteen Eighty-four welcome America's favorite answering question game jeopardy hosting around thousand episodes a record. But true saying tonight. He's ready to fight this truth told I have to because under the terms of my contract. I have to host jeopardy for three more years. So help me keep the faith. And we'll win will get it done. We wish him all the best. And that's Nightline. When you can't stay up with us. You can always catch. Our full episodes on Hulu. Thanks for the company America. Good night. What we told you the youngest female self made billionaire whose company was supposed to change the world. She had made this word. She would have been the next job. It's a story. Incredible deception of being a multi-million dollar fraud. Listen now to the dropout in number one podcast on apple podcasts. Are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.
Full Episode: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
"Hey, I'm Brad milkey, and I hosted new daily news podcast from ABC news called start here. Every day we get you up to speed on the story that are going to be driving your day. We get important context from experts with on the ground access, and we do it all in twenty minutes. So start smart and subscribe to start here. Nightline Lamar Odom. The interview continues here. Now juju Chang. This is the first time you've opened up with such a raw account of your struggles. Hopefully, I can hope some people it's not a story just about. For drugs was really a story trial. For Lamar Odom triumph on the court came naturally. It was doubted. He was a basketball virtuoso from an early age a college female thirty feet away. Jumper a beer. Who became one of the NBA's biggest superstars borrowed of Oldham's town shopping, you could have been the best player of your generation. He seemed to have it all a bullying career. And a hit reality show, his famous wife Chloe part of the juggernaut Kardashian comb. During that time that you were on those reality shows you were hiding your drug use, and your sex addiction from khloe will you marry you wanted to wife to non Jews? Sniff coke. Sex infidelity and drunks what was your drug of choice all cocaine? Lamar was living a life full of dark secrets, how many women did you have sex with? Euro two thousand it was a lot. But that I mean to, to put a number on it. That'd be really narcissistic. How long do you think you were able to be faithful maybe months at a time. My marriage always faithful for a couple of first couple of years. It was a reckless path of self-destruction that nearly cost him. Everything. Lamar Odom is rushed to the hospital waiting for his life on life support. The Kardashians rushed to be by his bedside. He was knocking on death's door and you had twelve seizures six strokes. Could you even fathom what, what your body had been through really still can't doctor SAMA welcome urkel Egypt memory affected by your coma? Physically, though. I mean your body's been through a lot, take anything of play professional basketball since then when was the last time you did cocaine fo-for can't even remember I can remember. It's been. A long time. So you're not high now going through to sniff cocaine voice interview. No more Kokomo sister. How do I know you're telling the truth now all you can do is believe me, and if you don't it's nothing been do you do spoke? We'd still cool me down. What was the last time you smoke weed yesterday now for the first time Lamar Odom is sharing raw intimate. Details about his triumphs and his tragedies in a new memoir, you call the book from darkness to light. What does that mean to you grandmothers, always say was done comes out or light? So sound hold dear to me to understand the Odom Odem you need to go back to his childhood in Queens, New York. His mother Kathy Mercer was his guiding light rail that unconditional love. He says his father Joseph was a heroin addict. You wrote, I didn't know it at the time, but he was handing me a blueprint to follow and the things I hated him for. I would become. Eventually his mother left his father. She and a young Lamar moved into his grandmother's house where they shared the same room are those some of your fondest memories. Smell how breath? When he was just twelve years old that bright, light dimmed. He remembers holding her hand as she lay dying of colon cancer. Real hurtful. What happened to your heart that day? Got heavy. And that's why I just kind of just say, like who really? That was like one of the biggest mistake some life despite his poor grades and dabbling with marijuana. He became when most celebrated high school basketball players in the country, you are hot commodity as you say, right? I mean women are throwing themselves at you already. And yet you stick with your homeroom high school sweetheart. What did she represent to you queens when high school, even though the, the time apart, always feel connected to by the time he was eighteen that girlfriend LIZA got pregnant, and Destiny's born. Yeah. Yeah. I'm Arjuna's born to be a man, what does a man mean to you just being responsible giving back being held accountable. On the court, Lamar became a college hero for the university of Rhode Island taking his school to the NCAA tournament with this buzzer beater. Feet away. Doc, Cam, even comparison anything by top of the world, his dreams of reaching the NBA. Well, within reach Lamar Odom hurtful. Rhode Island looking forward to be LA clip. Well, it's going to be a great year. Can't wait to get the LA start working out. Felt my our rive now. Well, just wish I had them all my mother because on the outside, you're on top of the world on the east size or hurt middle boys, too. But his memory of her blurred in a haze of drugs, and sex, a new lifestyle, thanks to a five years, sixty three million dollar contract with the Miami Heat. He describes his first exposure to cocaine at the exclusive shore club in Miami. He says he got high with a stranger who perform all sex on him. The earliest redeeming. Unleashing a demon. Sex. Do then to you personally. Your personality. May just every I, I want everything extreme and extreme was schools, too much Lamar's, drug use a major hurdle between him and another pinnacle the two thousand four Athens, Olympics, y'all ready had to drug suspensions in the NBA and had been smoking marijuana qualifying for the Olympics required. A monitored urine sample. Lamar solution occur static penis for Peden. Cleaner and. Art by any means at that point after one season. With the Miami Heat Lamar was traded to the Lakers and LIZA got pregnant with their third child. Jaden. But just six months later Jaden was found dead in his crab from sudden, infant death syndrome. But when a pass, all our current really like this leave the hospital stay with him for about three hours. It's a sad day with them. What was your reaction? When your son died. Is crazy because I don't even think I'll still proud about that. He keeps his sons image, close to his heart. Why made you want to do and talk to someplace. Yeah, I'm literally, you look in his face everyday still reeling from the loss of his son, eventually met the woman who changed his life forever. Khloe clo- beer you end up in a hotel room and she refuses to have sex with you. As a true story. And you talk for five hours, probably one of the first woman who said, no, I'm not going to have sex abuse occurs, because it clothing. She has the same is, is my mother so Well, I, I was kind of like putting the transplant at by even really know who she was. Within a month of dating. Nine days later, they were married more than three million people tuned in to watch their wedding on keeping up with the Kardashians. You are husband and wife. Tell me what it was like being on camera keeping up with the Kardashians, paparazzi everywhere. Love you. Ted. Love you. Ted. I mean red-carpeted rolled out everywhere you go. What's not to love about that. But Lamar says he wasn't faithful to khloe. He would often pay strippers for Saks wise, money, exchange for sex in your mind trying to like pay privacy. When we recently asked the Kardashians about Lamar's behavior Chloe and her family declined to comment during their marriage. He says his drug use became rampant. The book also describes an incident where you're in your man cave, and you basically have a freakout you're on ecstasy and coke. I was sure that people were coming for me. You were paranoid pro annoyed. I took a golf club and swung away. I began smashing the walls to find them. I was going to expletive find you. I. Khloe walks in and you say to her I'll expletive kill you. You don't know what I'm capable of euro. Approves use use good. I'm thinking about, like couldn't believe how tree clean like that. Do you feel like you own an apology? However, family big-time khloe filed for divorce after six years of marriage kid that point kicked you to the curb, she's like took care of my house. Everything ever wanted meet. So it was like a kid being kicked out at his house. It was like a twelve year old losing good. A heartbroken. Lamar was also struggling to regain his NBA glory training in Las Vegas. Lamar headed to the love ranch, abroa- fo- near Las Vegas you just wanted to escape. He says he spent a long weekend there, but just slept for most of it on the fourth day. He was found unconscious in his room. By all rights. You took lethal doses of whatever substance. It was for drugs. You don't have any memory of taking drugs web, but you also don't have much of a memory of any of it, but rose on through into doors sniff, cocaine day, or anything of that. How could it be that you didn't do drugs that night, somebody might you slip me something happens all the time? But you were drinking. I was drinking conscious of that. Yeah but I know it and do drugs Amar was rushed to sunrise hospital in Vegas where he was in a coma twelve seizures and six strokes his lungs collapsed, keys, ruptured. You wrote, maybe I wanted this, but that wasn't important. Do you think subconsciously you wanted to end it all to kill yourself? Dole. No. Hell no understand that cross that line, like no combat. Get cash back for shopping, you were already going to do racket in is a free member base. Loyalty program that lets you earn cashback on shopping. 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To get to a hospital in here that someone has four hours to live, and there's nothing you can really do it was the fall of twenty fifteen and Lamar Odom estranged, wife, khloe Kardashian, flew to aside, as he lay in a coma on the precipice of death. She relived it on an episode of her reality show. It's horrible khloe had taken control of all of the Mars, medical decisions will me know this pick the right one even Kim Kardashian, who was seven months pregnant was sleeping in your room. The strength of their family. Lamar's two children and their mother lies rushed to the hospital. His daughter destiny told us they were prepared to say goodbye. How did you get the news of the incident? I think we've found out from TMC actually family friend called us. It was like for you, k- like heard Lamar's on life support and like what, how does that hit you though to hear that? That's how she heard. And that's how she came. This. You had to find out like that. What was it like seeing you father in that hospital room? Pretty dramatic thought it was going to be my last moments within, I just told them that I need to be here to be present. With me. Just to fight. He said sometime after hearing their voices. He opened his eyes. The told me when I woke up, I was putting tubes about a month wrote and I get up one one. I can't will can't tell. You have to start all over again, almost like a baby. It was tough mentally Garissa moment wing, Lamar couldn't really express himself, and he couldn't really talk. But he can hear what we were saying to him and Kanye really felt like we can cure him through music, like we can get him to talk go to the hospital, and he would like rap and sing. And I think Lamar started to get his function back and started to talk once he started to listen to a lot of music doing so. Oh. What was it like watching him fight back? It was amazing. Scary at first but at least teams still alive still fighting. That's all that matters. And even though you went through all that it still took a while to convince you to go into rehab. What made you finally decide okay my daughter? Do you remember what you said? I'm basically told him if he didn't go to rehab, but didn't talk to him anymore. Yeah. No, it's tough for the both of us. Much-needed and I'm glad it happened. Glad she pulled up the courage to tell man he spent thirty days in rehab at the castle. Palmeira in San Diego tipping thirty days is enough though depends on the person in their life and what they do after we have. 'cause TMZ had video of you collapsing in a nightclub. It was hot. It was hot you hadn't relapsed. No. When you're in the public eye, and you have incident was easy to believe so you don't do drugs, but you drink style of to have a beverage even noticed drug of choice and strip clubs. There was brought to the cut you at strip clubs are joyous trip. And yet, you're a sex addict. Yeah. I'm just pointing that out. Are you still in love Corey? Tell me if you get married, someone after thirty days, I don't think that, you know what I'm saying leave, but I'll try to be rational. That's yes, isn't it? I just try to be rational. Do you stay in touch on spoken to? Let's long ago as for Chloe she recently addressed her relationship with Lamar on the podcast. Divorced suck your sound touch with Lamar kinda every now. I mean every now and then there's no, like Adler, bad blood. There's no anything it just didn't work out. And I think he's an incredible person. And I just want the best for him, but there's no negative anything, but as Lamar continues recovery, it's another woman who's paving the way say everyday 's step at a time and just keep fighting did at the hospital. Everyday's struggle chapter, do you forgive him. You have to in order to move up just for yourself. To forget have you forgiven yourself. Really and truly. Or do you still beat yourself out? I've been still be Muslim for. From tribes. Many came to you with reality show, would you do it? Harby. What? There is a lot about being in the limelight though. Right. I don't think our state, right. A final note on finding addiction. If you're thinking of seeking treatment for yourself from love, one remember, you're not alone, according to the national survey on drug use, and health, nineteen point seven million Americans ages, twelve and older battling substance use disorder in two thousand seventeen it was Lebanese American writer, Khalil Gibran who said out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, and that's Nightline are full episodes. Streaming on Hulu. Thanks for the company, America. Good night. This is Dr Jennifer, Ashton chief medical correspondent for ABC news. My husband of twenty one years, and the father of my children, died by suicide. I've been on a complicated journey to find purpose after sudden loss, and I found others on the same journey. 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Full Episode: Monday, June 8, 2020
"This is nightline tonight the state of policing in America? Following the killing of George Floyd calls to de-fund law enforcement growing louder. Do you support defunding? We hear from a senator and a congresswoman shaping the debate on Capitol Hill as thousands attend a memorial for Floyd in his hometown. Plus looking back to when Lizzo truth hurts owned the chart. Twelve people stood together on the democratic debate stage, and these satellite images could have signalled disaster for the US. What investigators now believe? These pictures may tell us about the early spread of Covid nineteen. Nightline starch right now with Juju Chang. Good evening, thanks for joining US tonight as the city of Houston prepares to lay George Floyd. Chance of defunding police in his memory, growing louder some call it reckoning long overdue others call it impossible. They came by the thousands, lined up in Houston sweltering heat, full of grief and ready for change I'm here to pay respects a lot. We wanted to become a part of this movement of reminding everyone that we are all equal. We are all humans. I was speechless, just standing there. Looking at. Paying their respects to George Floyd in his hometown today. His killing. At the hands of police igniting two weeks of nationwide protests. Over the weekend in San Francisco. New York City. Los Angeles in the nation's capital civil rights icon Congressman John. Lewis fifty five years after being beaten on that march to Selma standing at the new mural. Black lives matter painted just blocks from the White House See And among the chance a growing cry to de-fund the police, the latest flashpoint in the fierce debate over how to reform and reimagined. To root out racial injustice. In Minneapolis where floyd dot the tense debate playing out on the streets as protesters clashed with Mayor Jacob Fry. League. Response leading to boos from the crowd. On the heels of this public rebuke, the Minneapolis City Council voting nine to three in favor of disbanding the. Police Department To our cities toxic relationship with the minneapolis-st Police Department. Today, the mayor explaining his stance. Let me be clear. I, am for massive structural and transformational reform to an entire system that has not for generations worked for black and Brown people. We have failed them, and we need to entirely reshape the system that protesters were confronting the Minneapolis mayor and saying. Do you believe in abolition of police? Yes, or no? What's The answer to that? The answer to that. Frankly is no, the short answer is now there will always be role of the police don't ever more courageous imagination to see a society where so many people were hurt or vulnerable. Who are addicted? We're struggling with health. Challenges on criminal is a former mayor now. Senator Cory Booker made a name for himself in Newark New Jersey, taking on city with its own deep history of racial tensions and mistrust of police are those who think that by defending the police that will only lead to more crime on the streets. How do you respond to that I know about? About this is American dramatically. Lord crime in Newark. New Jersey net theories. Eight balance here in all strategies are critically important in terms of investing in things at lower crime drug, a treatment, mental health counseling of not criminalizing your children or safety for the neighborhoods safety were communities. We've got to start taking a different approach, and it doesn't mean abolishing police. It means police officers doing those things that society needs them to do and begin to make massive investments and commitment to communicate already some city starting to restructure what public safety could look like in New, York? Mayor Bill De Blasios, saying he would move funding from the police youth initiatives and in Los. Angeles Mayor Eric are said he's saying he would redirect up to one hundred and fifty million dollars of the department's budget to community programs. But I. Some blanket calls to defend our worrisome. In Houston's third ward, where George, Floyd grew up former police chief Charles, McLellan says it's about defining what defunding means there folks in community that are calling for defunding police should understand how pleased budget put together what they consist of and those type of things I do not support of taken away funding from the police agency, and taking away their capabilities to keep communities and neighborhoods safe I do support cities, municipalities, states and the. The national government putting more resources into community programs in Washington dueling messages in response to the nation's unrest today, president trump praised members of law enforcement during a White House. Roundtable, there will be funding. There won't be a dismantling of our police. While on Capitol Hill Congressional Democrats Silently Knelt for eight minutes and forty six seconds, and then propose sweeping new measures for police reform, the justice and Policing Act of twenty twenty. We must change. And Systems of accountability with transparency into police use of force police misconduct number two is for who's who do wrong an accountability now in the courts either through civil cases by. Massively changing with qualified immunity to criminal prosecution, and then finally it bans kisses like chill holds the dramatic surge of support that we're seeing on the streets. You clearly still have an uphill battle. How optimistic are you that you'll be able to get? Some Republican buying will let me just tell protesters out there that are nonviolently protesting dany bill possible one month ago, writing this bill and getting this much. Much support from Democrats in would not have been possible a morning conversations and the Republicans trying to get them on parts of this bill all of it, but I think the continued protests are going to change the of what's poss more Americans. But what literally would you say to them to appeal to them? In this moment to sign onto your legislation by appeal is don't be a bystander history. Something in the cause of your country, I couldn't be there for the freedom. Rise couldn't be there for sit INS. I couldn't be there storming beaches in. Normandy can't pay it back over in this. You're more along voices. The millions of Americans demanding change nothing in our history has ever proven more powerful than that. Social Action inspired by this man. George Fluids family tonight, finding some comfort, knowing that the movement sparked by his death. Lives on. We will get. Close! Now to one of the loudest voices calling for defunding of the police Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar earlier today. I spoke with her about why and how? Congressman Omar thanks for being with us. Thank, you so much for having me. You've called the Minneapolis Police Department rotten to the core and a cancer that needs not only to be funded, but to be dismantled. What does policing look like if it's defunding? It looks like US trying to figure out how to invest in community. I mean many people don't understand that here in Minneapolis. Bent one hundred and ninety sweet million dollars on policing. That's six times higher than what we spend on affordable housing eleven times more than we spend on health and four hundred eighty two times more than we spend on crime prevention, and so this this model of saying not only do we need to de-fund, but we need to dismantle and start a new allows us to. Really we imagine what public safety should look like in our community. There are many cases in which the police don't be. Don't need to be involved. No one is educating for a community that is not be that does not have. The ability to to have public safety, and so what we are advocating for is a reorientation re imagining of what public safety should be and having community part of that conversation. The mayor of Minneapolis was asked to believe in the abolition of police. Yes, or no, what's your answer? Yes, or no abolition? The Police Department here in Minneapolis needs to be dismantled and we need to start a new. Representative! Omar thanks for your time. We appreciate it. Tonight connecting the DOTS, the new study of Satellite Images, possibly painting updated picture of the timeline of covid nineteen long before the crisis was first reported to the world in the original epicenter. Here's ABC's Tom Yomas October twenty, nineteen as another fall season began in America. Lizzo provided us a new anthem. Her hit truth. All right, let's begin millions watched. Twelve people stand together on a stage in the fourth Democratic primary debate. If I get to nomination, I will beat him like a drum. Pack made it. To game seven world series. Channels. And president trump touted progress in the tariff battle between the US and China there was a lot of friction between the United States China. And now it's a love fest. Little! Did we know that some parking lot on the other side of the world might foreshadow the collapse of the US economy from the loss of more than one hundred thousand lives. The images were reviewed by a group of Harvard researchers who coupled them with an analysis of web search history to paint a picture that seemingly shows a major health event in Wuhan occurring in October two thousand nineteen, nearly three months before China would report. It's Copa Nineteen outbreak to the world. When you start pulling these images together, and you see a pattern emerge first thing you're. There's no way that this could be possible. ABC News Contributor Dr John Brownstein, the lead researcher of this new study from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard medical. School specializes in disease surveillance, using images from commercially available satellites. Team analyze more than three hundred photos. Hospitals. These satellite photos show various Wuhan hospitals on several days in October of twenty nineteen clues are all those red dots represent cars inside? Pack Hospital, Parking! Lots, satellite Photos Mirror, images oct twenty, eighteen, October, twenty nineteen, and you see the number of car skyrock much greater and greater than any other sort of time period that we had looked at through multiple years. This satellite image of Bombay Women and children. Hospital was taken in October twenty eighteen with three hundred ninety three cars in the parking lot. Full year later, seven, hundred, fourteen, as on Studio Hospital one hundred seventy cars in October, twenty, eighteen, jumping to two, hundred, eighty, five, twenty, nineteen, at Young Gang Hospital, five, hundred, six to six, hundred forty, and that wants tone, G Medical Center. Twelve cars in twenty eighteen, compared to two hundred fourteen year later, a ninety percent increase so more cars into a hospital. The hospitals busier likely because maybe something's happening in the community and infection is growing, and people have to see a doctor. Researchers say they can't prove this increase activity is due to covert nineteen, but they did uncover another clue when they looked at by. Do the Google equivalent in China? You also looked into the Internet searches of what was happening October? What did you find? What we found is people were searching for terms related to diarrhea. which we know now is important symptom of Covid as well as cough, and these things were starting to increase late summer and early fall. Brownstein tells ABC the study also considered potential outside factors unrelated to corona virus that could impact the spike like mass gatherings or natural disasters. We could identify any other reason for the signal. If they knew about this problem in October. Clearly, they should have told the world. It's hard to know who knew what and that's important, not only for China, but broadly and global public health we know here in the US we have challenges and uncovering outbreaks, but at the same time I mean being very diplomatic communist regime that closely monitors people. It's hard to imagine how some of these signals can be missed, but at the same time you know public health is challenging. ABC spoke with multiple infectious disease experts. Who told us there's almost always a delay identifying and then reporting and outbreak China has adamantly maintained a report, the outbreak in a timely fashion, but their own CDC director recently told local media. The novel Corona Virus had existed long before it was found at the wet market in Wuhan in late December sources tell ABC News that intelligence about a mysterious and dangerous contagion. China was provided to the Pentagon as early as November. When it comes to responding to a pandemic to a to a new threat. Time really matters Every day matters every week manners. So the sooner something is reported to the World Health Organization the sooner the entire global community can prepare and be ready one person coming in from China. And we have it under control. It's going to be just fine. On January thirty first president trump moved to ban all travelers from China except for Americans and their families, but the ban came too late Kobe nineteen already hit American shores tonight that first case here in the US the patient in isolation, the first official diagnose case in the US a thirty one year old man in Washington state. And the virus continued its deadly spread all across the world. A House intelligence committee official telling ABC News Tonight that the Harvard Wuhan Study will now be reviewed as part of the investigation into the intelligence community's handling of the corona virus. It's critically important that China and every nation reports as soon as possible. As soon as it's recognized that there may be a new outbreak of new infectious disease is China. Deserve blame for not notifying the world about this earlier we have a general failure of our public health systems broadly. I mean without putting the finger in China I. You know we have to invest in public health infrastructure. Ida Global, scale. And you should know ABC. News reached out to the Chinese government to ask about this study. They had no response except to point us to a paper issued yesterday. Saying the origin of the virus requires research, and it must be based on facts and evidence. Finally tonight, making a difference. Nine year old Cameron Johnson and her friend started making bracelets raising more than fifty thousand dollars to help rebuild her hometown of Minneapolis devastated by violent protests after the death of George Floyd and now slowly coming together one bracelet at a time I like helping people and I just hope that That! We can build up some black businesses. Love and friendship! That's nightline. See Right back here tomorrow at the same time. Thanks for staying up with us. America. There's not a person in America who hasn't been impacted in some way by the coronavirus pandemic, but at every community there are pockets of people who suiting up every day. This is my Monday last. Seven district. off of produce for one of our tenants, these are America's essential workers. The people who are keeping all moving I've turned into a home school. Mom, and now in a new podcast from ABC News. You're going to hear from Dallas in their own words. I went back to my office crying because it's just not fair in here. Our community has to eat phelps. Thank you, Lorraine. This is the essentials inside the curve from the emergency room to the police cruiser to the checkout line. You'll hear what this pandemic sounds like to the people putting themselves in harm's way. There's always the risk that I could bring this to my kids or my husband or my parents. 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Full Episode: Friday, March 27, 2020
"Good evening I'm Juju Chang. Thanks for joining us. We made it through another Friday. And we hope you're all staying safe at home tonight. Once the picture of health now their struggles for survival the outliers of the outbreak from young and healthy to fighting for their lives. A twenty eight year old mom shutting down struggling to breathe and stay alive for her children which she thought might be her last moments and a love story interrupted by the deadly virus. So scared breathing. Heavily sorry waiting for word from the ICU. As a husband fights for his survival these stories from the front lines of Cova nineteen cases around the country as we follow the stories of those living in isolation and on the edge The simplest talk this just last teric parks thought. She was moments away from death. Because it felt like I'll use in all the energy just to stay alive. Ben My mind show back. You literally thought you're going to die. Yes ma'am I started living longer. I was crying. She swiped through her phone one last glimpse she thought of her two children harmony and Ethan. What went through your heart as you're thinking that I try not to cry. I just thought about that being XY marquees graduated. You know because my mom cry. Turkey is part of a growing number of people battling covert nineteen from state to State Colorado all the way to Georgia the just because you think humor be young and not get sick doesn't mean that's true. It's a rising chorus of voices. Corona virus is a real thing. The Koran is game much urging young people not only to do their part with social distance commitment to Retired from the masses of what we starting to see is that there is some people with young young healthy biggers who don't have any of the line conditions. What Getting Seriously Hill warning them. This virus does not discriminate earlier this month. The CDC reporting that nearly forty percent of people hospitalized in the United States were between the ages of twenty and fifty four. It's unclear how many had pre existing conditions and yet covert nineteen is still significantly more dangerous and older patients as eighty percent of deaths are adults over the age of sixty five tonight. We show you the outliers. The young people like twenty eight year old. Tara for the young mother it all began two weeks ago in her hometown of Albany Georgia for you. This heroic journey started in Church. Started to seal a weird. I hit maybe not go a summit YOU COMING ISSUES. Yes very nauseating. I couldn't keep any food down and I love to eat because I noticed some of it later. That night had to build a fever. How high deceiver spike one onto seeks. Wow when did it occur to you that Oh my goodness I might have Cova. What actually I got a call. One of the members at the Church someone at that Church had tested positive for cove nineteen as an asthma sufferer. Teric knew her underlying condition could make the effects of the virus much worse. She went to get tested before a week. Went by before. Her results came back and confirmed that she was afraid of and Simpson's his words so barbara bothering the thousand fetal position in the middle of my baby because I was a destroyer. She egging pain and I remember my husband telling him that I can't fight anymore. But her husband Johnny determined that this day would not be her last you so this for the heart rate was permitted on risk one on fourth from her hospital bed in a special unit just for covert patients weak and frail. She took to facebook one last prayer on her lips. An absolute our to give head. Remind myself a Hawaiian in whose I trusted law with. Everything's it's a prayer that Aaron judge needs now more than ever he and his husband Raoul both under forty no the full force of this virus. What's keeping you up at night here on. My husband is not going to come home to me and then of course the fear that this is going to get so much worse. Aaron says his doctor told him to assume he has the virus as his husband fights for his life in the ICU. When was the last time you got to see him face to face so really were in the emergency room and don he was so much? Pain is said. Hey we're going to Mitt Romney Law to the hostile and there are no visitors allowed in the hostile. Laurie now and I just said I was sorry in that it was going to get better for us. I'm so sorry honey so I took him in last on Sunday on Tuesday on the ventilator and they were very specific me that they still got a virus was going to be increasing in that going to get sicker and sicker depend. Democ- a terrible twist in there otherwise idyllic love story. How did you to fall in? Love saw the good old fashioned way we met online and her state and we took a hike in had ice cream they married and moved to Denver where they now live to mark their second anniversary. They were looking forward to another hike on Tuesday. The twenty fourth was our second wedding anniversary. I was the day that he was looted. Is You put out earlier? Errands krone disease and his immunosuppressant medication makes him more. Vulnerable to the virus. And yet it was Raul. Who's in peak physical shape not a smoker nor asthmatic. Whose illness took a terrible turn. The after the coughing a fever what were the. How did the symptoms accelerate for role? His fever was really high. Always like a hundred and wine two hundred and three. So that day was like honey Emergency real being isolated us in wrong. They took a chest x-ray in they started monitoring his oxygen levels in the x-ray showed that he had pneumonia and both of his mom's got with feeling so war. I size take my temperature. So one hundred four Which is concerning. The symptoms came on strong for twenty year. Old Mia Farrow keen to a healthy inactive. College junior I think achey worn out very weak. I started coughing midway through the day. Was that dry painful cough. Which eventually led to wheezing in early March? She headed to Spain for a spring break trip. She'd been looking forward to for months. It wasn't concerned that point within days. The number of cases began exploding cases or tripling overnight. I call my mom. I said I think it specify try get home a day early on just in case. I get sick a few days after being back in the US. She could no longer dismiss her symptoms as jetlag when she finally was able to get tested. It was positive Kobe. Nineteen this is my childhood bedroom which has transformed into a studio apartment of sorts. She's now in isolation back home with her family and recovering day by day but still frustrated. The too many of her peers may still not be taking this seriously. That was very hard for me. Personally to be laying in bed. You know gasping for air and watching my pierce extend their spring breaks and partying the beaches. I don't think that they realize that the impact that that has we may be seeing more cases in the United States in part because young people are more likely to be working more likely to be going to school more like the beam communal living environments people that are around other people more frequently are more likely to contract it two guys in good health and the prime of your lives. This is not supposed to happen. I think we're all living in a surreal world to have a loved one in a hostile on my support. You're unable to visit mom. You're isolated in your house for Aaron Judge whose husband Rahul is battling covert nineteen in the intensive care unit. His days are spent in waiting. What's that like waiting for that? Daily update terrifying. I get up in the morning trying to stay positive. Our start creeping closer to natural cock time zone. I definitely did more nervous. I Know News News but on this day there's an update and systematically kinda goes through realm stats. And so today he's not better. Everybody's nine worse. I know that you can't physically be with him right now. Talk to Him. But if you could what would you say to him right now? Say that the whole world's behind it we've got friends and family and everybody supported him. People have been so gracious. So grateful. Support You have a lot of love in your life so much. Love so much lip boy. We have such a such a future over dentures across the country in Albany Georgia Tech. Parks is awaiting her next big adventure life outside isolation so this is where I have been since March for self isolation at is fine. Joan has been miserable like keen. They are in this room right here and they are literally afraid of the young. Watch these I would imagine. It's hard to have your own children. Be Afraid of you very difficult. And the main thing that they're saying I don't want to because they know they witness what I went through. What do you think about the messaging? That's out there that Oh young people are going to be just fine with Kovic. Nineteen the Sampoerna by. I feel confident. Young young people you know they don't get it and then I got so. This is very serious. They're invited. Everyone takes this series as because he can happen now. Terrassa is counting down the days. When will you finally be able to hug your children again day tomorrow? How how much are you looking forward to putting your arms around your baby to them? We we know little things. I didn't realize this kids is sure she'll hold them close that night. Little Ethan and her daughter harmony clutching them as tightly as the song she carries in her heart. A song problems. Some hope everything be. Yo everything will be help. We've been saying but JOE. I comes in a sweet melody and joining us now. Abc News Chief. Medical correspondent Dr Jen Ashton to discuss tonight's show January. Warned us about these outliers? These young people some with no underlying conditions who fall gravely ill. What explains that. We have to remember that. Statistics are important in medicine and the vast majority of people who become critically ill are older. That is a fact but there will always be out liars. There and part of the theory is that a younger person may have such a robust immune system that attacking the virus. It actually might also attack healthy lung tissue but it's really not totally understood and we were talking about the CDC reporting that more young people ages say twenty to fifty four were needing hospitalization in the United States more so compared to China and Italy are their theories as to why it might have something to do with behavior maybe a predilection for e CIG use or smoking. But it's really unknown now. We definitely need to see the data in tonight's show errands husband. Raoul is on a ventilator still and clearly that's crucial but I understand that Kobe patients sometimes need prolonged time on these machines. Well we have to remember Juju. The ventilator is can be life saving because they can take the burden of breathing and oxygenation away from patient. Who's having difficulty doing that on their own and let the patient he'll and then recover but it's also important to remember that sometimes the average. Icu patient is on a ventilator for over a week so this isn't a short term fix. But that's why it can be such an essential part of critical care all of these stories. These cases that we're seeing of young people are scary and yet they are still rare in the larger story. Can you put this all in perspective for us? You Know Judy. I think the psychological stress of this pandemic is just as important as the physical feature and even myself as a as an adult as a mother as a doctor. When I started to get nervous go back to the statistics. And the data. Which is that. Eighty percent of cases are mild and the vast majority of fatalities occur in people over the age of eighty. That doesn't mean that occasionally we won't see a tragedy a younger person but you have to keep remembering the power of that data Because I think it can give people hope and a sense of calm in a situation that can seem out of control at times. Will you always give us a sense of calm? Thanks so much. Jen for joining us and stay safe this weekend. Rest and enjoy thanks. Ju and that's not line for tonight as the cove in nineteen crisis continues. We hope that you entered loved. Ones are staying as safe as you can. And for those on the front lines we thank you for your tireless and selfless service in uncertain times. These are the moments that lift our spirits. Courtesy of two orthopedic surgeons from the Mayo Clinic. You know whole law. This country is filled with anxiety and questions really effective in protecting you from Toronto. Virus as corona virus continues its relentless spread across the country. We want to help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky from ABC News. And I'm hosting a new podcast called Cova. Nineteen what you need to know. Surface cleaning does work. You tweak day we call on our chief. Medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton and other experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? It's Cova nineteen what you need to know a series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP if keeping up with the news feels like it's become a chore. Checkout start here the daily podcast from ABC News Start. Here is quick and simple every morning. You'll hear the news and why it matters subscribed to start here and listen for free now wherever you get your podcast.
Full Episode: Friday, November 23, 2018
"This is Nightline tonight road to freedom Jordan Brown once dubbed, America's littlest monster. This is the mugshot that was taken. I was crying into picture. I was arrested and convicted for murdering his pregnant soon to be step mom when he was just eleven years old now this conviction overturned, he spoke publicly for the first time to our juju Chang and beloved classic gets the world treatment or I look at the upcoming live action. Remake owes the lion. King. Good evening. Thank you for joining tonight. The heart wrenching story of one man trying to clear name at age eleven Jordan Brown was arrested later convicted for murdering his pregnant soon to be step up now twenty one with this conviction overturned he's talking publicly for the first time. Here's from Nightline co anchor juju Chang, I was eleven years old is happening. I had no idea. What was going on our members waking up to please take me? And I was in Joe. And that was it is really embarrassing fillet to be in front of people. And then not knowing what they're thinking. That was always a big thing that bothered me. Because people thought you were murder. The headlines captivated the country. Eight happened inside this mental child killer accused of shock and crime at age of Levin and eleven year old boy labeled America's littlest monster accused of shooting his pregnant soon to be step mom with shotgun in cold blood. This is an execution style killing. Did you understand what you stood accused of not didn't understand the case tearing family apart joins a murder, and I'll say and his father needs to get in the mirror every morning and looked in that mirror and say, I am the father of a murderer. But nearly ten years later, a legal bombshell Jordan Brown's murder conviction overturned, and he's now speaking publicly how do you explain to somebody with that's like to be accused of murder will be accused of it is horrible feeling. I can't explain it. I wouldn't want anybody to fill it. The now twenty one year old Jordan says growing up he remembers happiness, what kind of childhood would you say you had up until eleven normal? I guess I mean have friends always coming over resolve his play and by games like video games by the time. Jordan was in fifth grade his dad Christopher had gotten engaged to Kenzi how both single parents their families blended eleven year old Jordan and kenzees daughters. Seven-year-old Vanessa and four year old Adeline all under one roof. What was your relationship like with your soon to be step mom? It was strong. She was really nice. I liked to allot Jordan says he even called Kenzi mom, and the family had even more reason to rejoice Kenzi was pregnant with a baby booing or the always wanted a little brother. And that's what it was a boy. So that's what I was gonna get. But on February twentieth. Two thousand nine a cold frigid morning that happiness shattered. Remember that? Morning running a little late for work. She asked me to stay home that day, and I didn't. And that something that's haunted me. What are you? Remember? There was just a normal morning. My sister genetic woke me up eight and a half months pregnant Kenzi stated bed as Jordan engine. Nessa? Got ready for school and told us to go 'cause the the buses come in. And we're gonna be late. So we hurry up went out the back door and ran down to drive. We went to school after they got on the bus at eight fifteen. It was just Kenzi and Adeline who's asleep in her bed left inside the house around nine AM crew of men arrived to start cutting trees on the property and a short time later spotted four-year-old Adeline at a door. She says her mom is dead, the call police remember the corner, San as he started to touch the body. We have a problem. And that's when we realized that it was home side. Kenzi had been shot in the back of the head at close range. They told me that the baby were gone remember collapsing in the yard. I lost it police interviewed both Jordan engine nessa at school. And at first neither reported anything out of the ordinary that day, except one thing Jordan did notice a black truck parked near their farmhouse in the very first interview with police, you mentioned that you saw a vehicle in the driveway. Anything of Trump? I thought was some guy they're doing work or something? But that's why to them officers would interview the kids again later in the day by three thirty AM the following morning. Police were pounding at the door with a warrant for eleven-year-old, Jordan. They jug me put me back at a car, and they took me to the police berries in. I was in there. And then they took me straight to the county jail. When I had no idea was going. I wasn't with anybody. Who's a bunch of changes? I was. Mind blown just eighteen hours after Kennedy's death. Jordan stood accused of her murder. His mugshot shows the eleven year old face puffy from crying. This is the mugshot that was taken. I was crying in the picture. I was crying. Now who night I didn't understand what was happening. Didn't know where I was at what was going on anything. Police say they believe the strongest piece of circumstantial evidence against Jordan came from Kenzi seven year old daughter Janetta, police speaking to Giannetta again late on the night of the murder say the seven year old had a startling new recollection that she saw Jordan moving his guns that morning, then she told me that when she was waiting downstairs for Jordan. She heard a big boom. And she identified it as a sign of a gun. Do you remember doing anything with those guns that day? You never brought the guns downs touch. It. But despite saying that that was one of the reasons they arrested Jordan that bombshell interview was never entered into evidence at trial Janetta, never testified. Does it occur to you that maybe they didn't enter it into evidence because it wasn't reliable. No, no way, shape or form talking about a seven year old taking a stand in a courtroom had nothing to do with her being unreliable. But the defense says from the get go there are huge issues with the case against Jordan. All they really arrested him on largely was the statement of genetic as time went on. They completely abandoned that statement, which would have been the strongest evidence in the case and rather tried to pursue a prosecution based upon evidence. The case worked its way through the legal system for years while Jordan was forced to grow up in a juvenile detention center. Chris Brown, drove two hundred and thirty miles round trip every day to see you son, look back now, I don't know what I would have done without him. Chris. Says he did consider the possibility that Jordan may have shot Kenzi. I gave him every opportunity Jordan, listen, if something happens accidents happen buddy if something happened. Tell me I'm not going to be bad. I'm your dad. I'm never not going to be your dad. I'm never not going to be here every day. And what did he say never never changed his story maintain his innocence throughout from day one? Obviously, the police believe that you killed Kinsey. Did you kill Kinsey? Life on the inside was tough. But there were good moments like his twelfth birthday party. It was like the day. Because haven't seen my friends so long, and they all came up, and we were there for a couple of hours Jordan attended classes in detention, but says he was mainly self taught reading books with the dictionary by his side. So if I were read something come across where I didn't know look it up that way. I know what was to be said, then that's how I read two years. Went by his lawyers battled to move Jordan's case from adult court to juvenile court, they succeeded, but in two thousand twelve a devastating blow when a judge found Jordan who is now fourteen guilty sentenced to remain in juvenile detention. He's defense team quickly appealed vowing to take the case to the state supreme court eleven year old child chemic- peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And drink a glass of milk without leaving clues. Investigators believe Jordan used his child sized shotgun to kill Kenzi just before leaving for school. When Jordan was arrested the prosecutor at the time, John Bon Japan, go. Told reporters that Jordan's clothing. Shouts evidence of gun residue. I have a shotgun blasts. The back of the heads consistently twenty eight shotgun shod twenty eight youth motto in his room. He's got gun residue on. But the defense argues that gunpowder came from jacket Jordan war at a Turkey shoot days earlier, and the prosecution's own experts said it was just as likely that those particles of gunshot residue could have transferred to Jordan's close. The absence of any tissue or blood on his clothing on the barrel of the gun. It's almost inconceivable that shotgun was fired at close range, and it wouldn't deposit any tissue any blood on the barrel of the gun on his clothing, which he wore to school. But the prosecution's expert testified that the angle in which the gun was shot could have minimized the blowback the defense wasn't buying it. I mean, I really was expecting this overwhelming evidence and forensics and witnesses and. All the things that you typically see or would hope to see a case of that magnitude for them to be so sure that they're going to take this little of year old boy through that process. And it just wasn't there. But if Jordan didn't kill Kenzi who did Chris believes investigators had tunnel vision and tells them they need to take a long hard look at Adam Harvey kenzees ex-boyfriend of six years. She feared him choose terrified of him textile orders touch from abuse orders. Harvey denies all of the claims unbeknownst to Jordan his soon to be stepmother had a PFA against the gentlemen, who had been threatening to kill her leaving threatening messages who happen to drive a black truck. Jordan Brown described it black pickup truck, which coincidentally Adam Harvey was stopped in. It's hugely significant. But police say based on the snow on Harvey's truck, he could not have driven to and from kenzees home that morning was a light coating of snow that we had on the ground. And when his truck was pulled over a short distance from his house. It's still had snow on the hood. Police say Adam Harvey had an alibi and they also tested his hands for the presence of gunshot residue. There was none. And as the interview progress through the first half hour, maybe forty minutes. I just got no indication. That was that. After the interview Harvey was cleared as a suspect since his arrest in two thousand nine Jordan spent seven summers behind bars, he maintained his innocence throughout and was released on probation after he turned eighteen a free man, but still determined to overturn the guilty verdict against him. The judges are being asked to rule Jordan Brown was wrongly found guilty an insufficient evidence and finally this summer, Jordan. Here's the decision from the supreme court of Pennsylvania in a stunning victory. The court wrote that the prosecution failed to prove Jordan Brown guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He's conviction overturned. It is incredibly rare for a supreme court to say that there is simply not enough evidence. Here it's not that the court is saying one hundred percent he's innocent. But the court is saying that there's certainly not enough evidence to convict one of the things that supreme court pointed out police were never able to prove Jordan's shotgun was the murder weapon. The truth finally got out. It's been nearly ten years since Twenty-six-year-old Kenzi, how was brutally murdered in her bed her unborn baby boy killed along with her Ganzi was real flicy. Finding always had a beautiful smile like everybody and she loved her children. That's all she ever side. When you say, what do you wanna be? When you grow up, I wanna be mall kids since her death. Kenzees family has raised her daughters genetic and Adeline their lives a loving tribute to their mothers. Emory. We used to like dance and saying on the fireplace. That was like my favorite memory. I'm just like her. I am her little mini me kenzees younger daughter Adeline four. Then now thirteen coming forward publicly with an account that flies in the face of the prosecutors time-line. Remember, she was asleep upstairs at the time of the murder gunshot. What was what had woke me up? I was so young. I did not know what what the sound was. I was just going to walk into wake her up and her phone rang. I wouldn't answer the phone, and I was like, hi. And they were like talk to your mom. I went into wake her up in her face was facing me. And I was just like, hey, mom wake up and when I turned her over. I'd realized she realized her mom was dead, and I went outside. And I'd ask the tree men that were cutting down trees adelines timeline matches the tree trimmers. They spoke sometime after nine AM by then Jordan Johnson on the bus at eight fifteen would have been long gone when. Kenzi was killed went back into the house. And I remember very nice cop had sat me on the chair. And he told me everything was going to be all right? And I just sat there and cried with my little blanket. Police and Jordan's attorneys say they have never heard adelines account. Investigators say after so much time, it's not credible yet. Some members of the how family still believe Jordan is guilty. We're a lot. And I think it's a shame that that one minute or two minute decision. He made. When somebody lives and took away to life. It's it's heartbreaking. I can't believe why someone would want to kill. I just still I just don't know why wherever did. And I'm like who. Furthermore, former trooper Bobby McGraw is still convinced the Jordan Brown is guilty of first degree murder despite the Pennsylvania supreme court overturning his conviction citing lack of evidence. This case was investigated by some of finest police officers in this country, every trooper who vested case fails the same way, we did not get this role. We didn't get her all those trippers were standing right here. What would you say to them? Shame on you. Is probably the most polite way to put it took an eleven year olds childhood away from them. You've ruined his name. That's mean, Google Jordan Brown, and you get that mugshot picture that pops up. He think that this accusation led to a real killer getting away with absolutely nets disturbing. There's a murderer walking amongst us that has been overlooked Jordan Brown. Meanwhile, is finally a free man, no longer terrified eleven year old boy during Jordan's long incarceration. He says he maintained at three point nine GPA. I taught himself how to play guitar. He also became a pretty good basketball player released from detention when he was eighteen through it all he says, he harbors no ill will not. I'm not angry math think the whole what happened in a way happened is be as they're still some people who will never be convinced kenzees family on heartbroken. My heart goes out to them through the years of bitter controversy one truth never up for debate Kenzi and her unborn child will never be forgotten the still lover, I miss every day. Today. 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Full Episode: Thursday, March 7, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Sure night, the pharmaceutical company that allegedly use sex appeal games and cash to get doctors to prescribe a potentially fatal opioid harder drug reps that had no industry experience whatsoever. Now, a whistle blower who says she's coming clean. I took this job thinking that rescue a helping people, and I was killing people and the price some family say they paid in the name of prophets vicious what they took from us. I don't know how these people's at their heroin on sleep at night. This special edition of Nightline pain killers. We'll be right back. This special edition of Nightline pain killers continues here. Now, juju Chang. Let biggest regret is my children to suffer. Anguish of seeing their daddy in hospitals and struggling to regain health a battle where hero who says he came closest to death. Thanks to a doctor's prescription. I missed some of the best years in the kid's life because I can't get that back at tormented whistle blower who feels she's trying to make up for past sins. I took this job thinking, I was going to be helping people, and I was killing people a small town attorney on a coup Sade against big pharma. Do not know how look in the mirror, and I do not know how they put their head on the pillow at night all United against a common cause to hold one company and its executives responsible for what they say is their role in the opioid crisis. Sharpton, Boston federal pork over company accused of priming doctors to prescribe an opioid ABC news comments on the allegation being made on the case. John Kapoor the rags to riches. Billionaire founder of insys therapeutics along with former executives Mr. Bama, Johnny comment. Stand accused of an elaborate scheme a criminal indictment and hundreds of lawsuits accuse them of coaxing doctors with money and sexual favors to prescribe subsidies. Offensive spray for severe cancer pain to thousands who didn't need it there. Now. Former company told ABC news it in no way defends the past misconduct of former employees and is fully cooperating with the government any comment. Then prosecutors say insists put profits over people defrauding insurance companies to have to pay for it all indications Colorado. That you'd be ISM for eight liner prescription drugs like subsidies are responsible for more than a third of opioid death yet. No pharmaceutical executive has ever been convicted in a criminal case. Prosecutors now hoping to change that using federal racketeering charges usually reserved for mobsters the potential toll from this drug breathtaking more than seven thousand deaths have been reported of people who were taking subsidies, according to the FDA adverse events reporting system people who didn't have cancer but were prescribed the drug anyway wonder whether or not charge with home aside. Jeffrey buckle turned never Magid. He would end up in a shelter like this for homeless veterans. When we first met him last year. He told us about his three tours of duty in Iraq where he says he was hit by multiple. I e d blasts get a broken back the vertebra had slipped of each other's. And the back was actually in jeopardy of sliding off and causing paralysis if not worse despite his injuries. Jeff flourished settling in Maryland where he started a family. What did it mean to you to be dead everything? It's the strength that you need when you don't feel like there's anything else that would give you the motivation to be the better. The better version of self. But there were still moments when the pain was unbearable gimme a laundry list of the painkillers you've been on. I don't think there's what I had Percocet pursue. Were you ever addicted to any of those I would say that I was taking more than I ever should have. You know could be an injury. It could just be a simple fall or sleeping wrong where my back would flare up, and it would be immune at that point attendant ten and it would be ungodly couldn't move. And when that would happen. I'd always have to go to the emergency room to get treated. Then in two thousand ten he thought he found a better approach when he was introduced to a new doctor Williamtown a pain specialist in Annapolis Maryland. This initially had come out with him saying there's this new medication that I think we'll keep you the emergency room that medication subsists offense. No, spray fifty times more powerful than heroin we's fingers of dump together to spray subsidies on your your tongue. Substance was FDA approved specifically for severe cancer pain. But Jeff and thousands like him was prescribed the drug off label a legal and common practice for many drugs but tightly regulated for powerful opiates. This is approved for one reason only that's breakthrough cancer pain. It didn't matter. The Jeff didn't have cancer pain says a former insists employees could you estimate? What percent of the patients you prior authorized actually had cancer. I would save for my personal experience around ten percent. What? Matter was that the patient was insured. So that employee's like Patti Nixon could make sure substance prescriptions were paid for. They were asking me to lie to insurance companies about patients having cancer and breaks, her cancer pain. You know, a lot of it was workings. You know, when the insurance company would ask the question does the patient have cancer with breaks or cancer pain when we would respond? We would say, yes, we're treating the breakthrough pain prosecutors alleged that insurance fraud was just one part of the scheme dissatisfied with sales after only three months on the market insists began speakers program, supposedly to increase brand awareness. These programs are legal and common to teach doctors about new drugs. But prosecutors argue that insists conceive there's as a front for bribes. Pointing to exchanges like this one of the things that they do is they identify medical providers physicians that are high prescribers of opioids in general pain management doctors. Dr Tam the pain specialist who treated Jeff was allegedly part of the speaker series government records show that he received at least fifty five thousand dollars from insists between two thousand thirteen and two thousand sixteen they were setting up sham speaking events. It was just a means to have a fancy dinner and act like that they were putting one in educational event that was legitimate and exchange what happened to substance prescriptions. The skyrocket. They would also treat doctors to lavish meals often accompanied by sales reps like Amanda, Cory ammo. I have a strong connection with really anyone a former reality show participant and playboy model evidence shows insists routinely employed sex appeal to drive prescriptions, I have never seen such in your face such agree GIS blatant behavior. Hiring drug reps that had no industry experience whatsoever. Strippers just people that didn't have college degrees had no understanding of the FDA and regulations socializing with doctors was a corporate strategy company Email show, then vice president of sales pressuring his staff in one of his many directives and the strategy paid off between two thousand twelve and two thousand thirteen the company saw more than a thousand percent growth in net revenue of substance sales making it the darling of Wall Street executive. All smiles as they opened the NASDAQ exchange the following year subsidies became the most widely prescribed drug of his type by then Kapoor, the softspoken immigrant had become a billionaire a few years later, he joined the Forbes list of richest people in America. All the while hailing his drug is a win for patients and shareholders alike that product that we launched three years ago today this year will do close to three hundred million dollars. These are insists sales reps rapping about their conquest showcased at a national sales meeting in two thousand fifteen under the federal cost you the VP of sales. Meanwhile, Jeff says he was edging closer and closer to death. The country's moment was probably when I was in the ER the nurses were scared to death to give me those doses. It dosage was so off the charts. My understanding is you were taking the quivalent of five thousand Percocet a day. Yes in or they quibbling to a gram of heroin a day a day. Jeff has filed a lawsuit against doctor Tam. Kapoor and insists the company denied that. There were more than seven thousand deaths associated with the use of subsidies and stated nine hundred fifty one cases of patients who passed away while on or having been suspected to have been on subsidies and that attempting to link the death of cancer patients to their use of subsidies is both inaccurate and misleading. John Kapoor has pled not guilty. Dr Cam denies any wrongdoing. In response to the allegation. It's made by Jeff both Kapoor, and Dr TAM's attorneys told ABC news, they have no comment. That near death hospital. Visit was the breaking point Jeff says he spent years working to get clean. Michigan's he's escaped the grips of Fenton. All but lost so much else. He held dear. Why survived? I shouldn't have to myself to my family and all those didn't to get my story out and to get back to the top of. Mt. When we come back the moment, a whistle blower says she came clean, you're getting inside it or on site attacks whining. I knew what I was doing was wrong here the evidence for yourself if they did not make that call. She would have never been for the drug stay with us when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. This special edition of Nightline pain killers continues with juju Chang. Gene in the doctor's office. At instance, therapeutics padding Nixon says lying was part of the job where instructed to say that we were calling from the physician's office that was treating that particular patient, even though you knew you were calling from the pharmaceutical, I was in a very small office in Chandler Arizona, and I will call Alaska and say, I was from Alaska sometimes I was from Hawaii. I was from wherever the patient was from wherever the doctor was located her role. She says getting insurance companies to sign off on payments for substance prescriptions. One part of a years long scheme that cheated millions of dollars from insurers including Medicare. The lies all based on a script. Patty says that insys executives had instructed her to follow what they called the spiel was working. You know, when the insurance company would ask the question does the patient have cancer with breaks or cancer pain, and when we would respond. We would say, yes, we're treating the breakthrough paid so eliminating the word cancer. What's the most haunting part of it for you and people have die and. Knowingly or unknowingly? It doesn't matter. It was a part of it. Just corky. She's really sweep. There is a quiet stillness in Deborrah Fuller's home here her daughter, Sarah was planning a wedding. She was over the moon Sarah was battling chronic pain after a series of car accidents and when treatments had left her struggling with opioid addiction. They eventually turned to New Jersey family physician, Vivian Madeline. What did you call her? I said series dictated, depend killers. So when you get with her chronic pain, you gotta find another avenue, but Deborrah says Dr Madeleine disregarded the families plea in January two thousand fifteen she prescribed Sarah subsidies of Fenton will spray approved specifically for severe cancer pain in an appointment that Deborrah says was accompanied by insist wrath. And one day later that sales rep texting her manager about how to get Dr Madeleine into the insists speakers program. Affront, prosecutors say to bribe doctors for prescribing they're drawn. Data birth. If you Melanie. This is the ledger. Right. The family's attorney Richard Hollowell says he was able to track down. Exactly how Sarah got that fatal prescription getting a subpoena for the phone call and insist rep made to an insurance company who was pretending to be from the doctor's office. I would call it the murder weapon the smoking on then misrepresenting her diagnosis. Diagnosis for the patient. Senator. Cancer. Am I found out what it was designed for can put these people in comfort when their terminal, but why we Sarah taking it? She didn't have cancer at all if they did not make that call. She would've never been approved for the drug. This is the court that would come to miss Fuller's home. Drugstore. This blocks alone is really disturbing. This is one month's supply supply. This is the of microgram strength, spraying twenty four thousand dollars worth of pharmaceuticals in one in this pox. Yes. As insists and John Kapoor's valuation climbed into the billions Sarah Fuller's life was spiralling out of control as Medicare paid more than a quarter of a million dollars in taxpayer money for a prescription drug her family says she should never have had issues. Extremely lethargic her complexion paled it was killing her. Just under fifteen months after sir began taking subsidies, she died. She was thirty two years old her family sued insists and Dr Madeleine for negligence and wrongful death. Sara butterflies purple. Her wedding day. We all met here. Fiance us it was just really surreal because we should be in a charge marching or walk down the aisle. Great recession. But that's not how it happened. I feel like if I would have spoke up sooner than maybe I could've saved her life. I don't think people really understand what it's like to live with this. Patty had left insist before Sarah Fuller's death consumed by guilt and regret for her role in the prescription of subsists to countless patients. She testified before a grand jury during the indictment of instances, former CEO was really scary. I had to tell the truth. I had tell my job was and what I did. And what I did was legal. So that was that was really scary. I wasn't sure what was going to happen to me, and you were willing to face the consequences. Absolutely. You weren't asking to get out of those. No, I didn't. I didn't ask for any plea deal. I'm not trying to profit from this in any way, shape or form. Last may the New Jersey board of medical examiners provoked, Dr madeleine's, medical license. The fuller family, and Dr Madeline who claimed she was misled by sales reps about using substances to treat Sarah reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum. Without permission wrongdoing. Meanwhile, the federal racketeering trial against Kapoor and former insys executives continues through April. Or would you say if he were in this room right now I killed my daughter and a heavy rotten prison. I'll be die in prison yoke deserve the out in the world. Because you. A fine is enough. Absolutely not. That would fuel. The industry practices that have fueled this opioid epidemic. And that would be disastrous. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.
Full Episode: Friday, March 29, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. This is night line tonight. It was a picture perfect marriage. He was prince charming, and she fell for hard shattered in an instance. No. A young mother stabbed to death was her husband to blame digging up secrets from the grave reversing. I'm looking at will contact lens case has been looking in her eyes. Police believe they could see her killer. Now free from prison a chilling warning from his second wife. Good evening. Thanks for joining us. It seemed like a love story with the happily ever after crushed by the murder of a young mother the crime unsolved for years. Her family, grieving and frustrated then investigators gave the cold case. A new look finding a clue hiding in plain sight pointing the finger at her husband. This is a typical college love story. Even ever role in Janet Christians met in college that were both athletes both very attractive, and he was smitten by right away. They got married at a very young age and decided to lose their life together. Everybody net Christmas, they look very happy. The look like a loving couple a picture of the perfect marriage. We've we Hugh advanced in the warmest feelings this holiday. Jan what would you? I would like. A happy. But just three and a half years into their marriage raven tells Janet that he's having an affair and very soon after that she found out she was pregnant Janet has to debate with herself. Do I stay with this person who has disrespected are vowels are covenant or do try to salvage what's left of my family? Be promised swore up and down that he would no longer cheat on her that she was the only one for him. He would make it work soon after Kate and was born. But one spring night their story takes a turn for the worse. Breathing went off to play an indoor soccer game with his buddies and believed that Janet and their baby boy Keeton would be going to bed. Gets back at ten o'clock goes up stairs in their house and finds Janet covered in blood. One where? Fail. Take back. White. There is another breaking story right before Levin Tuesday night, Durham police are called to this barren drive home responding to a call. The victim's husband raven everyday ride. They find twenty five year old Janet Andro murder sort saying how she was killed. My parents were called I think about five o'clock in the morning. And raven was on the phone, and they couldn't understand him. He was calling to tell them that Janet was dead. And she had committed suicide. We automatically knew that was not right. She went to Kate. Now, she would have never killed herself. Ever. We knew that wasn't true. Friends tell us. She was married with the newborn baby and was looking forward to life as a mother. The police quickly learned that she stabbed multiple times. And that's what causes death. She was not shot. Vesta Gators captured images inside the house. There are things out on the counter in particular engagement ring and her wedding band are out. You see these pieces of potential evidence scattered throughout this home. That's now become a crime scene. Noticeably absent is ravens laptop as well as a knife. That went missing apparently that night. Police mmediately find that. There are no signs of forced entry no signed that anyone smashed a window to get in broke down a door to get in. No evidence of anybody else being in the home that wasn't supposed to be. Then Joe sisters start playing detective like amateur suits. They discover some things that just don't add up taken out a life insurance policy soon after she's pregnant with Caitlin. Five hundred thousand on her any doubt in your minds that raven killed your sister. Raven goes on a local FOX program called NC wanted. He makes clear that he's not the killer. And that he wants Janet's case to be brought to Justice the bottom line is that I wasn't involved with the death of my wife that I would do anything in the world to keep her here with me. While the investigation continues North Carolina raven has already moved with his son to Utah, raven doesn't seem to be taking data's death too harshly. He's actually back on the dating scene. He's started a relationship with a young woman named Vanessa pond. He seems very upfront very honest and genuine, and I found out that you know, he was a single mother, and I really really admire mentioned up into. Yes. As we were just starting to date. You know, he he just mentioned that while I should probably tell you a lot of people think that my wife's not around because oh she said drug addict, or she's crazy. My life actually died. Give you say she was murdered. He said that there was an intruder. And that is why. And that he'd found her. And he'd left it at that. She expressed her concerns about his story, but says that he removed all doubts from her mind. Soon after that raven asked my dad for my hand in marriage. They go on their honeymoon in Vegas and Vanessa recalls raven talking about Janet, you're talking about your deceased wife on the evening of your honeymoon. He started talking about Janet. And how mad he was after she died. Not how sad not how heartbroken. Just mad. And then it cuddled up closer to me. And he said, I promise never hurt. You. According to Vanessa things start getting really bad. He grabbed me from the door. And threw me up against the wall fell. Later. He tried to convince me trick. Her light Justice appears from his eyes becomes another person. Artis terrified you convinced. You would have been his next victim. She soon filed for an annulment. Meanwhile, Janet's family stay strong in their belief that raven murder Jenin but for years go by without an arrest. The family's very frustrated. The sisters decide to turn up the heat on this very cold. Case of a sit down with me on ABC's primetime on cases that see impossible to crack crimes that seem impossible to solve. That's why this fine time. Free out there. Yes. Doing what he wants? The very next day. We get a call from the Durham police department saying assigned to new detective to the case back kind of studied raven. I mean, he certainly the narcissist. And and I played the dome southern cop and ate it up. What sort of odd is bad raven records his conversations with detective soul. And this is sort of predates the social media selfie video time that we live, but he's literally shooting video of himself and then offering courtside commentary. I'm not sure why. I do. He was unnerved by these conversations this detective was drilling into things that hadn't been scrutinized that closely before. Finally, I came to mind to finding this. Chance. Thought it was very bizarre that he talks about Anita win the lottery. Oh, by the way. I would do something for Janet. So come on detective soul, then pours through all the old evidence. Looking for new clues. Versing? I'm looking at all her contact lens cases is open. She's ready to go to bed, you know. And she still has her contacts here. That's unusual that gives them a hunch that may be raven Averill was story about Janet going to bed before he left for that soccer game may not be the case. The only way for deductive to find out Janet was wearing her contact lenses when she was killed. It definitely seems like detective Seoul was digging deep literally and figuratively. Speaking detective soul comes face to face with the victim looking for a piece of evidence that can only be uncovered by looking directly into Janet's. Stay with us. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. Nightline continues with juju Chang. It's been five years since Janet rose husband reported that he found her dead. The investigation is painstakingly slow Durham police have not named any suspects will only say her murder was not random. Days went by months went by eventually years went by for Janet's family. There was only one suspect. And that suspect was raven. Abba. At this point. They have possible motive they have leads. They have strong suspicions that they want physical evidence the contact lens if they can find them could be just that he always took out her contacts before going to bed. And I mean, always the fact that her contacts were not out I knew right away that she was not in bed. I knew that he was lying her contact lenses in her eyes at the time of the murder. There's only one way to find out at the cemetery workers began the process using a backhoe to remove Janet Avarua vault and casket with Janet's family support a thorns exhume her body and find these fragments this opthalmologist then determines they are Janet's contact lenses. Apparently, this evidence was crucial in determining a flaw and raven Abba rose story. They have is odd behavior. They have his infidelity. And what he sees is a person who appeared to be this loving attractive. Doting father. Who may in fact, be someone who is a murderer raven is arrested and extradited to North Carolina where he is put on trial for the first degree murder of his wife. The prosecution uses a classic to me when you don't have enough for renchik evidence. You attack the character of the defendant? One of the best ways to do that is parade. All the ex lovers his mistresses. He what if your your wife finds out, you know, what if she looks at your cellphone records or anything like that? But the star witness in this case raven second wife from Utah Vanessa pond, she told the court about the psychological and physical abuse. She said she suffered while Mary to raven. He told me how much he hated me. In how much care die? And he expressed how much she wanted to hit me. But there was an additional layer of heartbreak to this tragedy. Not only was chanted a young mother with a six month old baby. Boy. She was pregnant too. She said that it was gonna be good rivals was going to be happy that she was pregnant raven was flagged broke, he would do anything to get more money. He desperately needed cash. The prosecution lists all the motives that raven had for wanting to kill his wife and unhappy marriage with an unwanted baby. On the way that deep financial hole, and they drag out that bizarre video by raven. Training. Million dollars. I did two dollars binding. Power. It takes the jury three days, but they finally walked back into the courtroom to deliver a shocking decision. We can sit us as to be at an impasse. We are a home. One person was a hold out one person voting not guilty. And that was raven Averill is ticket to freedom. The coalition will declare a mistrial. Prosecutors quickly decide to try raven again hoping for a guilty verdict. Everybody's ready to sit through this trial once again, and we get this bombshell announcement from the district attorney's office. He lied. Yes. Cowards play during most high profile murder cases coming to an end tonight, raven as agreed to enter what's called an Alford, and it becomes essentially a guilty verdict on a manslaughter charge with a maximum of ten years in prison. I. Raven sentence. Eight to ten years is the maximum allowed under the deal with time served. He could be out in less than four years. The state that I didn't see fair trial. First time, I don't think will see fair crowd say time, and the fact is I love my hand very much. I don't think it's worth risking possibilities than the rest of my life in prison or something. I hate this plenty to ensure that doesn't happen. And that's the only I didn't. Angry for him taking her and him taking cadence mom way. On Christmas day twenty seventeen raven Averill walked out of prison in North Carolina. A Freeman according to these photos posted by his mother on her Facebook page, raven is now sporting a beard and living happily it appears alongside his now teenage son we reached out to raven Verona for comment, but he declined request. It's not just as but it isn't it and we can move on. And that's Nightline for tonight. Remember, you can always catch. Our full episodes on Hulu Conine America. Great weekend. Are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline.
Full Episode: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
"This is nightline tonight. Pandemic pressure farmers on the front lines of America's food supply fighting for survival. This report come. WITHOUT US! Covert nineteen outbreak, contaminating processing plants down getting back to business as fears of a second wave grow, so could there be a meat shortage. Plus the rise of impossible foods why plant based protein is all the rage during the pandemic now the rare inside tour. How the sausage is me so literally at this point scoop, your? Take a bunch of it and eat it, but roll the future of food be Green. Nightline starts right now with Byron Pitts. Good evening thank you for joining US tonight. The pause before the big holiday break this weekend more than forty percent of the country either stopping or reversing their plans to reopen the meat industry, also trying to bounce back with some of the hardest hit now bracing for a possible second wave of covid nineteen. Here's nightline co anchor Juju Chang. Raising cakes is a family tradition for Randy J. Workman, you're going to have to be born with it or special breed hog farming is built on flow of lots of numbers defensively. Tight far. For three generations this two thousand five hundred Acre farm in Rushmore. Minnesota has kept food on the table for his own family and thousands of others across the country. Of course we're in business to make a profit make money and make a living, but we are in a central cog in feeding the world. Many farsight mind this report comes. With without us there won't be. Sportsman is contracted to sell his pigs two thousand, four, thousand, a year to one of the country's biggest pork companies J. B. S. processing a lucrative deal. Until it was erupted two months ago, more meat packing plants close after cove outbreaks sight one of America's biggest outbreaks several major meat processing plants are struggling to keep up due to sick workers today he still recovering from the blow of the first wave of Covid, nineteen that infected workers shutting down several major meat processors, including J. B S Spring yet. He's finding himself bracing again. I am very concerned about a second wave of. The virus. Back from pigs from her shutdowns, with at least thirty eight states, reporting an increase in Cova cases words is among the many who lied about the economy coming to another standstill and creating a lasting impact on the industry and the meat supply chain. Will we ever run out of meet? The answer's no well. We have some shortages. Yeah, there's a good possibility that we can. How long that? We can't tell you the closure at? April leftwards Mo with the farm full of pigs ready for slaughter, but nowhere to go, you could lose the farm literally a heavy. Does that way on you? When that plant closed down. When we had no market for a pig. Technically, we had Fifteen thousand pigs yard and they were worth zero. This'll be absolutely devastating to too many farmers. Sports has had to make painful decisions to prevent overcrowding euthanizing around two hundred fifty of his youngest pigs, and putting his larger pigs on a diet to slow their growth until demand at peak passing plants presumed. Feed system our target is normally to make them grow three pounds a day now we're trying to get him to grow one pound a day or less this this has never happened in the industry before. He says he lost about two hundred thousand dollars in revenue in just two weeks, and if he does have to kill his large Hans, it would be an even greater hit raising an animal to to Margaret. Wade eliminating not to food is. Just Emotionally and physically and mentally. I mean it's absolutely awful. It hurts you not just in the pocket book. It's got hurt you in the gut somewhere. I mean. These pigs are one of God's gifts. These pigs are intended for food is literally sinful to take this food and destroy. How does calling your heard calling down those pigs effective food chain down line, though will come a point down the road when the packers are trying to kill pigs, and there won't be enough pigs there I. I firmly believe some farms are going to go out of business. It's it's inevitable. When meat packing plants did reopen, many couldn't return to their pre pandemic capacity in part because of concerns of the virus spreading juice, large-scale packers, no, and are not hesitant to admit that the employees is the most important piece to the puzzle. Keeping them safe, you take into account. Their mental health is very important. Over Twenty six thousand covid nineteen cases have been tied to meat packing plants with these large scale meatpacking plants We have hundreds, and maybe thousands up to maybe two or three thousands of employees that come together to work when you have large groups of people that come together, it only makes sense that it would become a hotspot. One of the country's biggest clusters of covert. This spring was at Smithfield foods processing plant in Sioux falls south, Dakota. Just before the plant shut down in April I, spoke with one employee who didn't want to reveal her name, saying the working conditions at the time were not worth the seventeen dollars an hour she was making. In. A safe place to work and especially to protect my family. What made you think it wasn't safe? There is no social distance. We are working all the way that we are working in lights. One feet apart two feet apart. Oh, I can say if you ain't. She. She quit in April after working at Smithfield for ten years. Later Listen Force meeting that we are essential workers and that we need to keep working to pro by the photo the tables. Are, the same point we are. Humans will need to be held to keep working. Smithfield Foods Company spokesperson told us that as early as February we began instituting a number of Covid, nineteen processes and protocols to protect our employees, health and safety, and worked to implement protective measures across are more than forty US facilities and secure p. p., e. for are more than forty thousand employees, the company saying there are inescapable realities about our industry, posing challenges with social distancing, which they have addressed through a series of aggressive measures to protect their health and safety, including installing plexiglas and adding mass thermal scanning systems. Some major processing plants including Smithfield's are now beginning to approach full capacity once again. Meanwhile the meat supply line has been getting some help from the little guy. or Gal in the case of Johnson sausage shop in Rio Wisconsin. Chris Johnson owns this meat, market and small processing facility. She Typically Slaughters Twenty five to fifty animals a week. Just a fraction of the bigger plans kill capacity. But, over the past few months she's been taking on as many extra animals. Plant can handle helping farmers. Get rid of their backlog. I feel that are part of it is extremely important. We are their only hope until these big plants open back up. We have thrown them a life raft when their ship is going down and it's important, because if you have no farm, you have no food. She says farmers have been posting about their surplus on social media customers then step into purchase an animal, right off the farm and bring it to Chris. Who have never bought a half hogger or a quarter beef? They've never done this before, so they were all new to it and really realized. This is the way they should have been buying meat all along. because she smaller in size. She has fewer workers a key factor in helping prevent covid nineteen outbreaks. She's completely booked through early next year. Now. Processing seventy to eighty animals, a week almost doubled pre pandemic output every additional animal. She takes on benefits, farmers and consumers. What's the situation if we wouldn't have these small plants right now, and we only had the big plants. Then everybody would be out of food period. The pricing is phenomenal here I think they're going to be ended up busier than supermarkets and grocery stores. These guys are by far the bargain and the way to go. And all the extra work at Christie's plants means jobs for people in her community. It's a win win for everybody. They need money. I need workers. It's the financial chain. Somebody is unemployed. Just need a little bit of time till they get called back I will definitely take them on. If there is something to take home with this covid. Nineteen is at our local meat. Processors still have a place at the table and we'll continue to have a place at the table. However, this is a abandoned. They can't fix the problem. That's the bottom line. Although the meat processing is beginning to pick up again and glut of product and the recession, mean farmers like Portsmith or getting paid less for their animals. nobis moving her out like they normally do. Cruise Ships Hotel mines ballgames. Nobody's going out. A hot dog and a ball game. He's just hoping he can hang on through this period, so he can pass the farm onto. A fourth generation is sewn. We're always hopeful about the future of farming. Farming is always had his challenges throughout the years. As, long as there's an outlet for our products, we generally figure out a way to make a goal. As the summer heats up, so does a popular American staple. The Burger people ready for Fourth of July festivities this weekend. They may be reaching for a plant based alternative. Here's ABC's gotten with why this vegetarian options! Giving the cookout classic a run for its money. May Look like Robbie. This you! Take a bunch of it. But the stainless steel machinery here is churning out a popular beaten alternative which don't even have to cook to eat I guess it's a significant difference. When you're dealing with a product like soybeans, rather than live animals, our team was granted exclusive access inside impossible foods factory in Oakland California. It's a tort. You would never get in a plant processing animals into food during the middle of a pandemic. lead-based alternative companies like impossible foods, and beyond meat are seeing a huge surge in demand right now impart prompted by nationwide shortages in meet caused by covert outbreaks in meat plants. Slaughterhouses often employ thousands of workers elbow to elbow. Soybeans. A lot less messy and apparently a lot safer for workers impossible food. CEO Pat. Brown says employee safety has been one of the company's top priorities. How has covert affected production? Production has been kept up pretty well. We found as you saw. We were able to create a very safe environment, obviously with this big space in the handful of people, social distancing is not a challenge. This spring meatpacking plant suffered some of their biggest disruptions in decades, due to covert outbreaks and stores, afraid of meat shortages put limits on the number of packages. Consumers could buy. But sales of meat alternatives were up nearly two hundred fifty percent in just the twelve weeks ending on May twenty third. Expanding our production. We're selling everything we can produce Brown's vision for the future of this industry is doubt ambitious? You've said yourself. Your goal is to kill the meat industry I would say. Yes it falls on our shoulders to create foods that do a better job of serving meat, loving consumers than the ones that are made from animals when we think of things that are destructive to the environment in the planet. We think fossil fuels, airplanes, cars, motorcycles anything like that. We don't think meat. I think more people are now becoming aware of this. I would say pretty much. All series environmentalist recognized that the number one environmental threat is the use of animals to produce food. Just a few years ago. Even the idea that plant based meat alternative could disrupt the giant beef industry seemed. Impossible! Today! Brown insists it's not only possible. It's probable. The key he says is taste and wealth. Turning legumes into meet requires some modern day alchemy the end products. Well here it is go burger. Tastes exactly like Burger like any other broker. Based, meets even reaching the final frontier of American fast food. Burger King possible with a patty made from plants, only at Burger, King even the Dunkin donuts. Plant based break. And celebrities like snoop dogg lending their star power to beyond meets fast food gamete fresh out the. But some critics warned that both impossible, and beyond burgers or heavily processed in general what we understand out the Human Zayas the the way that unions evolve. Out For processed food tends to be much less good for you than the whole foods alternatives, but it may not matter to Americans who are increasingly consuming meat alternatives. Because they're vegetarians, but as the environmental impact of meat consumption if you replace a pound of. cow-derived beef with a pound of impossible you reduce your greenhouse gas footprint equivalent of the average daily commute in the US. Much. As a society burst, our lifestyle is unsustainable of many of the movements of young people interested in this on stable against the need to address the listening, but we need to address laborites. We need to address immigration and the problems that are involved in the in the food system are very very big. Plant based alternatives are on average more expensive than regular ground beef. They average around eight ninety nine eleven ninety, nine, a pound about as much as a rabbi. Well ground beef only averages about five bucks a pound. And with unprecedented levels of unemployment for many Americans, the added cost could be a deal breaker. Is there a way to reduce the price? Yes, absolutely the way to reduce the price. The one thing that they have that we don't have is there are mature industry we get to scale. Our economics are structurally better than the incumbent industry, and we'll be able to compete on price, but when Brown surveys the future of his company he sees it interconnected with the future of the planet. Our mission is to completely replace animals as a food technology by thirty five, the of climate change, and possibly worse, the catastrophic collapse of global biodiversity, which is almost entirely due to the use of in the food system if we don't. Stop and reverse things very soon. We're going to be passing on. Dismal world to. Future Generations. For Nightline I gut in in Oakland California. And finally tonight delivering thanks. UPS driver Gregory. Walk Ins noses route why Hark? On the job in Smithtown New York for thirteen years. And since dependent, started the father of four, going the extra mile working longer out. It did not go unnoticed. Thank you. Customers secretly coordinating surprise. Look Thinner as Oh my goodness. Special delivery for the delivery man. Look There was American writer Richard, Bach who said the bond that links your true families, not one of blood, but a respect enjoy and others life. That's nightline for this evening. You can see us right back here tomorrow night same time. Thanks for the company America Goodnight. Streaming exclusively July third on Disney, plus share the journey, the courage and the legacy with the entire family. The original Broadway production a revolutionary musical arrives Hamilton. Rated PG thirteen streaming July third exclusively on Disney plus.
Full Episode: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
"This is nightline tonight. Small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are they're gonNA? Their families seeking help from the government at times fallen flat on promises of financial relief. Now we follow the money. Why some businesses walked away with loans they didn't need while many of the most vulnerable got nothing. Plus cases of covid nineteenth nineteenth surgeon to their highest level in the US in months, nearly thirty five thousand cases in one day now, the otherwise healthy patients stuff with long term symptoms leaving doctors stumped. Feed it. And then you have these episodes that. Scare you all over. Nightline starts right now with Juju Chang. Good evening. Thanks for joining us. The government spent two trillion dollars to shore up our economy by helping struggling businesses hit by covid tonight. Where did the money go? Critics say millions were squandered on companies who didn't need it or wasted on lavish spending. Why many small businesses say the promised government relief is nowhere to be found. Here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis. Fourteen years ago, Rosy Torres opened her to in Fresno. At American of rooted in a Mother's dying witch. They promise jer that. Do It on my own since I. Work for so many people for so many years. So I decided to open it. And my mom passed a couple of weeks after we opened the shop. But now the flower shop is on the brink of permanent closure. The pandemic cutting seals by eight hundred percent and the federal aid that was promised to small businesses like hers doesn't seem to be coming. There's billions of dollars that are there. I'm hoping and praying did with our determination each one of us that will be able to receive something some type of funding Albus. She's just one of many small businesses. We desperately need the money and are running into one roadblock after another as they try to navigate the government program meant to be their lifeline. With some sue frustrated that they're taking their grievances to court was just a call. Every time you went in, there was a brick right now. Signs of incompetence and big business influence are starting to surface, predicts decrying the millions handed to well established corporations, a cast member of love and hip hop. Atlanta is now accused of taking federal money, one man, even being accused of spending his loans on luxury items like jewelry and cars. While people like Torres. Running out of time when everything falls like a domino effect. It's all tied to the cares. ACT passed by Congress in March to help revive a crumbling economy, an all encompassing two trillion dollar aid package meant to help the millions of Americans impacted by cove nineteen. A quarter of that aid money has gone into the paycheck protection program designed to provide financial relief for small businesses and their employees. At least one hundred thousand small businesses have permanently closed since the pandemic hit in March at a record forty five point, seven million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits in just the last. Weeks. And this small community here that I'm aware of only one has received one of the grants all the others. The that I know of have not received anything yet. Rosy Torres is one of those minority female business owners. The president said would benefit from the program, but with no federal aid and business declining. She's had to lay off three employees. When did it start to really hit you? How concerning? This would be financially for Your Business? Maybe the first month we were closed. Having to you know, pull from our savings to make sure even for the people that work here was a big concern. Are they going to feed their families. Tour is as she spent months cotton a P. P P run around trying to get responses from banks who are put in charge of processing the loans I. The used our that we use for business, and they referred me to a different source. Never got a reply, so I decided to go through. A Different Bank and they referred me have to have a business loan through their bank. In we didn't so I called SBA here, but I gotTa Return e mail saying that they were accepting them anymore. You basically tried to apply for these loans through. It sounds like four different banks. Yes, meantime, large corporations like shake Shack Ruth's Chris, Steak House and the La Lakers altogether initially received nearly thirty five million dollars in loans, you to lose guidelines that qualified them as small businesses, and after facing public backlash and outrage all three return the money. But even the businesses who managed to receive the money are realizing that P. May Not be a feel safe solution? For much of our employees, this was their first job ever. videon Boza coffee franchise that employs people with intellectual and physical disabilities has been amy rights, pride and joy after a Kovic. They're reopening. Day was one full of hope you tell smiling you. Happy. After receiving PP, funding and April, they were singled out as a prime example for the program success, earning a trip to the white, house, we will continue to take up the charge and help everyone especially people with disabilities pursue the American dream, but the loan money, which was intended to carry your business during the shutdown has been spent, and now sales are down ninety percent. Right says she used the loans to keep her one hundred twenty employees on payroll and pay off rent and utilities for eight weeks of the national shutdown. She's now had to lay off half of her employees. There's a sliver me. That was hoping that we would prove everybody wrong, and this would be the one place that people would just pour back into but the reality is. It's still scary time while people like right. Use the money to keep her business afloat. There are fears that others may have been using the money fraudulently. Wermer? Love and hip hop Atlanta Reality Star. Maurice Fame Aka Arkansas Mo- received more than two million dollars for his transportation company. Federal authorities allege he spent most of those funds more than one and a half million dollars worth on himself, buying fancy jewelry and Leasing Twenty Nineteen Rolls Royce. He was arrested on federal. Bank fraud charges in May but his lawyer. Tanya Miller says Mo- should be the least of everyone's concerns. Is he prepared to give that money back? Certainly, not commenting on his defense. Because, that is the subject of a criminal investigation. We really need to be looking at. Why was that? Some individuals in connection with larger preparations were able to pay back money and continue on with their life and other individuals are on the opposite end of a federal indictment. Fain denied using any of the PCP loan proceeds to pay his personal debts and expenses. Critics say that's part of the problem that we don't know how the money is being used, and who received the funds? We don't have the data California. Democratic Representative Katie Porter help sponsor. The Cares Act. Do you think Congress passed the bill too quickly? Without fully understanding what they were signing away, we were having to face the reality to the coronavirus. Pandemic was unfolding quickly. Cases were skyrocketing and I think even at that time I'm not sure we fully understood, so we acted quickly to. To try to get that those resources out there because we were hearing from small businesses, we can't make end of the month. Payroll Marched Puerto things total transparency is necessary. It's absolutely not enough to only have a portion of the data. We need to have a look at the entirety of the program Rosy Torres has yet to receive any P P P money instead last week. She noted a random three thousand dollar deposit in her bank account. It was federal grant money from a separate disaster loan fund. She had applied for earlier this year. So you're willing parties with. At the time, she was told it couldn't be fulfilled because funds had run out. There's a gap somewhere there. It's not being filled in to be able to help people while she's grateful for the money. She says it's only enough for one month and could disqualify her from receiving more money through P P, P or other grants. We would be hoping for the best to have something that would help us from the government to not be able to pay it back, but just say okay. You'RE GONNA work for this grant to help you. We're GONNA pick you up. But if not, we'll just start over. And start from the beginning. Which is not hard? Just, keep doing. For now all she can do is cling to hope they American. Dream is to own your own home. Have a family have a business, so we're just GONNA. Keep fighting for that American dream. Tonight the US is seeing its highest number of covid nineteen infections in months, surging to nearly thirty five thousand cases in just one day, and if numbers continue to climb the CDC forecasting, the country could soon see one hundred and fifty thousand deaths by mid-july, also concerning doctors a growing mystery, surrounding patients suffering from symptoms for weeks even months, so called long haulers earlier today. I spoke with Adam Perry a thirty nine year, old actor and dancer, who recently start in frozen on Broadway, healthy and active before his first diagnosis in March. So. Adam today marks more than one hundred days on an off of symptoms for you first of all. How are you feeling today? So there's pretty good. It's a little bit of. In my chest. But it's a better. But you say you've had these relapses that essentially have never stopped. Tell me how it waxes and wanes. Well. I would say that that is the worst of it. Honestly it's. What happens! Is You feel as if you're better and you shake it? You kick the virus. But, then what happens is it reaps in and. I start getting this tightness in my chest, and that's our offing and I'm wearing my responsibility. And then. I. Went where after feet to breathe. So it's extremely uncomfortable, and it's scary and you know it's just. It's kind of a nightmare psychologically because you think you beat it. And, then you have these kinds of episodes that that in scare you all over again, and while much of the country is getting back to business and reopening, and in some ways letting their guard down. You're feeling very passionate about this this week. You posted on facebook. Can you read us that post? Roads. I cried watching the news tonight. Pieces are spiking. The president makes jokes about Corona virus, people, shame, others or wearing masks. The country is making it a partisan issue. I'm on a support group with literal thousands equal pulled Cova long haulers who have an infinite list of autumn's. From having. Sorry. Not Sorry scaring you. I wouldn't wish it on my worst anymore. What inspired you to share that so publicly? I mean. Do you think people aren't taking this seriously enough? That's exactly right. The reason I cried watching the news because I see people getting this virus, am I what I went through with so steering for me and anxiety ridden, and it's just been a nightmare and I. Don't want other people to have to go through that. Adam stay with us on a take a moment and bring in Dr. Daron Sutton Dr Sentence and emergency room. Doctor ABC News Contributor. WHO's working on the front. Lines of COVID crisis Dr Sutton the world. Health Organization says eighty percent of COVID patients recover within two weeks. What is the medical community learning about these so-called long haulers like Adam? Who are now weeks or months into symptoms? To think Adam verse off for telling his story because I think it validates the story. Many who don't see a physician don't have a chance to and still deal with his Co. get nineteen virus. Unfortunately, the truth is that we simply don't know enough. This virus is only six months old and speaking of that eighty percent earlier. We have over two million cases in United States. About one point, six million people who probably have folded or just don't need the immediate era medical provider, and that group of people suffer chronic fatigue, Myalgia, muscle, a mental fog and confusion I've been seeing. These more and more patients were coming in six eight and nine weeks after their initial diagnosis and. And you mentioned that so much of it is unknown, but what are some of the leading theories as to why this is happening and are some of these patients retesting positive? Some theories involved factor the viruses just persisted and the viral particles that after the syndromes persist, and that's what turns has. Other theories involved in fact, our own for your system or immune response is what is causing us to happens on. Many people may not realize the during the height of the of the earth. We had made people who had this viral pneumonia, and that viral pneumonia was attributable to a lot of noon, sell crowding the lungs and causing difficulty breathing. We're probably seeing more that now we're. We're having patients. With this fugitives, this body aches this continue shortness breath, and we're thinking that possibly to be associated with this honored inflammatory response Adam mentioned that the mental strain and the. is almost. Challenging than the physical challenges. This is clearly not a straight line recovery for everyone. To understand how it might deals, if you person walking around able bodied and all of a sudden, all your faculties are gone, and you don't have that ability and anytime that happens whether it happens over a short period or a monkey question that every evocation asked me and the ask themselves. Is this permanent and I? That's very much associated with the ideation that it's really difficult to understand. What will the next look like? Is this my new normal? And if I have to deal with this, how can rearrange look? And those things are really frustrated. Adam. I saw you nodding your head as Dr Sutton was talking as Broadway actor and a dancer. It requires stamina and lung capacity to do your job. Are you worried about getting back into shape and being one hundred percent? Absolutely I. mean the doctor everything the doctor said dot kind of experienced where you know I would wake up one day, and that I was completely back to normal and then the next day I'm just you know three steps back again? A term in terms of my lung capacity I've been trying to build my endurance every day and work my lungs and get them going. It's scary. I mean I've been dancing and singing Broadway for the past twenty years and all of a sudden. I just I don't have the capacity that I had anymore so I'm just trying to stay hopeful for the future that they will get back to normal. Well Adam doctors thank you both for sharing your wisdom and your insights with us be well. Thank you so. Guys. You guys are the front lines. Done Iran hostages. Tear? News. Nightline pointed matters most late night on ABC. And finally tonight a hidden figure no longer. Mary W Jackson the pioneering first, black female engineer at NASA, paving the way for women of Color in math and science. Now her legacy enshrined the agency, announcing its headquarters will be named in her honor. Jackson part of a small, but overlooked group of black women hired by NASA to help America win the space race, her fight against segregation and her scientific contributions highlighted in the film hidden figures. Made. Would you wish to be an engineer? I wouldn't have to already be. Recognition long overdue. That's nightline for tonight. We'll see you right back here tomorrow. At the same time. Thanks for staying up with US good night America.
Full Episode: Friday, August 03, 2020
"This is nightline tonight party peril has the pandemic rages people defying the rules, packing the bars party boats, even a chain smokers concert inside America's nightlife controversy and the science behind how germs are passed around inside those tight spaces. Tomorrow you guys when you're close together in a bar without a face mask on, you're going spray droplets and TIKTOK tussle. With popular place to dance your heart out. For protests were change to become such a huge way for activist share their believes the booming APP? TIKTOK facing potential ban can take talks community keep their platform alive. Nightline starch right now with Juju Chang. Giving evening thanks for joining us going out and meeting friends can be part of a healthy social life but not so healthy during the pandemic. Yet instead of sheltering at home, many are keeping a party going even as the corona virus continues to spread caught in the middle is America's nightlife industry. Here's nightline's often sing. What was supposed to be a secret rave in New, York turned into crowds people dancing shoulder to shoulder few wearing masks. Seems like this sparking national outrage in causing authorities to crack down all across the united. States. Crowded crews landed a party boat's captain and its owners hot water videos on social media of people out drinking and living it up igniting a debate between. Fear that these crowds could be contributing to a rise in new cove occasions while others remain insistent that they feel safe and have a right to party. On the town. Man I've been out every day for the past. Four months. Do you feel safe being out tonight? I feel completely safe. Yeah. Is it a much tougher decision to decide to get a drink now? Honestly No. Cove nineteen as far from over fifteen states are seeing an increase in cases and over one hundred, fifty, five, thousand people have already died from the virus in as the cases continued to climb the nightlife industry has become the center of national controversy. With lawmakers from at least sixteen states putting a pause or reversing the reopening of bars and restaurants. As they fear that people socializing may be contributing to a surge in the pandemic. We cannot move forward. If for few knuckleheads think the rules don't apply to them there are states that do need to close their bars. But people who'd been cooped up for months at home are fighting to be out. Just last weekend. Videos that circulated from a chain smokers drive in concert in the Hamptons were partygoers look packed together with no mask. Saw caused a national uproar. With many questioning how there could even be a concert in the middle of a penny there is nothing that was going to stop me from participating Grace Lee was one of those who attended people were so respectful we were dancing on top of my car the whole time. So we were well distance from other people. What would you say to people who who are practicing social distancing who are saying that your decision to kind of goes like this is selfish. Now you know what? Maybe it was a little bit selfish. I guess I could have avoided it and stayed at home I participated because I knew that I was going to have the space to socially descendants and I knew that I wasn't putting anyone else at risk. It wasn't any riskier than going to the grocery store or standing bang. The organizers of the event said they followed the guidelines created by the CDC collaborated with all state and local health officials to keep everyone safe and they followed all proper and current protocols. They also said that the event raised money for no kid hungry Southampton fresh air, home and children's Medical Fund of New York I. Think that people that are trying to promote social distancing and promote just like public health like they're doing a great job in there. They don't have an easy job and I would never want to take anything away from their efforts. I don't think we can just continue in this way. Nothing is allowed like things have to be allowed within certain guidelines. The backlash to the chain smokers concert a reminder of what still at stake while some of the biggest clubs and venues in the country remained closed. Their owners are trying to figure out how and if we should be partying at all. I don't know if it comes back unless they really have it under control. David Grossman is known as the King of Miami. Nightlife. And Council illustrators like ferrall and DJ. Khallid as some of his closest friends. His party's before cove nineteen or legendary is club live and story two of the most popping places on the east coast. You know you made the decision to close your clubs, live stories, some of the biggest clubs in the United States and talk to me a little bit about the decision that went into actually closing those. You know we had heard other places being closed around the country, and then when we saw the stopped international travel, we knew it was time to take a pause while Grubman's clubs remained closed. He opened up his restaurants in May following state guidelines after Florida made the decision to lift restrictions when Florida opened people came in droves and We kind of a little bit naive and we kind of opened the floodgates a little bit too early specially at might places Florida now has some of the highest rates of Covid in the nation just this weekend reporting over twenty, one, thousand cases and two hundred, fifty deaths grubman counts himself lucky. His hospitality group is large enough to stay afloat for the time being while the stay closed to the public. A lot of small business owners around the country are struggling with this decision to actually open their bars. What would your advice be to them as they kind of struggle with this decision to reopen I know I know the bills are landlords are calling me. That's the I can tell you. But guys just goes to love it's with. This. For Bill Nye the science. Guy. Intergenerational, icon of all things molecular. He says the science points to it just being safer to stay home come on you guys when you're close together in a bar without a facemask gone, you're gonNA spray droplets onto the other thing that happens in bars I don't WanNa shock you mentioned but. Some people's inhibitions go down. Using some household items he showed us an experiment to illustrate just how bars and restaurants can be a breeding ground for the virus. Think of it. This way a drop went from your breath is like. A popcorn kernel in the syrup. Oh, it falls after a while. But not right away because the serapis thick. The same is true of droplets from your breath in the air the interesting. So you're saying that when we talk particles from our breath kind of stick in the air the same way. Yeah. So air is viscous enough that if you're a drop with from a human sneeze, the droplet doesn't falter very fast through the viscous air. It's very unlikely that if you're thirty feet away, you'd get enough. So called viral load that's why. Everybody's keeps talking about social or. Distancing. The public plays by their own rules and state guidelines change weekly. Some small bar owners don't have the luxury of waiting things out. How do I manage my finances when I don't know when I'm going to be able to make money again, Sean is a bar owner in Lexington Kentucky they shut their doors from March to June after the state ordered bars and restaurants to close that uncertainty was very scary especially as we are entering, you know more more than a month in two months of being shutdown. Just last week after seeing an uptick in Cova cases. Kentucky. Ordered all bars closed again while. Could remain open with limited capacity indoors and unlimited outdoor dining. To get around this restriction, Abbott had to get creative. When I initially reopened restaurants in early June, there was an option for bars to get a permit to offer food and and remain open. So I kind of got the wheels in motion got working on it. I reached out to a very popular Deli that was able to provide prepackaged sealed sandwiches. That permit is the only reason why ebbets bar has been able to stay open we're all fighting for our survival. The ability to adapt and roll with the punches a unique quality of being nightlife owner in twenty twenty. As, the pandemic continues on. And their future remains uncertain people. I know nightlife wants to get back to work WANNA, make their money, but they also don't want to do it responsibly. People with fever pockets of bigger groups they can afford to do that for the smaller places. For Nightline I'm Austin Sing in Manhattan. If you like getting the story behind the story check out. The Daily News podcast from ABC News every morning start here we'll get you ready for your day with inciteful straightforward reporting on a few of the day's biggest headlines from groundbreaking investigative reports to urgent revelations shaping your world recently honored with prestigious Edward R Murrow award start here takes you inside the stories that matter and where they're headed next. So start smart we start he'll check it out on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP. For a full generation of artists, singers, activists, Tiktok as social media's fought to make their voices heard the white. House recently threatened to ban the APP, but then pulled back why here's A. B. C.'s Rebecca journalists. Check talk makes dreams come true major future. For Cameron Campbell Tiktok is more than an addiction. It's become a way of life. Takeoff is the biggest source of income died do have as the right now. At, just twenty six years old he went from working at Walmart to partnering with Big Name Brands. Cameron is just one of the millions of creators on the platform Sassy. Best known as a launchpad for chart. Topping. Hits. Eye popping stunts and endless dance crazes. The multibillion dollar social media behemoth owned by Chinese Company Bite Dance. Now at the center of an international controversy over user privacy and security concerns, the White House has wanted to ban it. Microsoft wants to buy it and everybody is talking about it. Turn now to Tiktok no one really acting is. ECON- Such Center of attention national security issue for the trump administration. It all started last Friday. When President Trump sent shockwaves through social media making this comment we're looking at Tiktok we may be banning TIKTOK, the APP already facing fierce scrutiny from Congress in a national security review given its Chinese parent company is banned on government phones. So there's two big concerns. The one concern is that the sea the Chinese son is party could get user data from TIKTOK. The other concern is that they could maybe use the platform as some sort of propaganda tool to maybe push certainly political candidates obey favor over others, but it's definitely important to note that there's no specific evidence to support either of those. It's just this concerned that China is an enemy can the president really block the platform? So there are a number of different legal avenues at the president could take to ban this APP, but I think it's important for people to understand that this would be a really unprecedented move and honestly having much more similar to the kind of actions that we see from the Chinese government the president's comments coming on the same day news broke that tech giant Microsoft was already in talks to acquire the APP over the weekend tiktok releasing this video. Poker your outpouring of support and we want to say thank you. We're not planning on going anywhere the platform also releasing this statement reading in part US user data is stored in the US with strict controls on employees access we're committed to protecting our users privacy and safety as we continue to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform yesterday Microsoft confirmed its plans to buy the social media platform trump giving the company's a forty five day window to close the deal or face the band. That today the president saying he was ready to see the deal move forward as long as the US gets a cut of the sale price in exchange for approving it without explaining how that would happen. I said a substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the treasury of the United States. Because, we're making it impossible for this deal to happen I. mean this really all boils down to the trump administration's stance toward China which has been very kind of zero sum. They take it a number of really hostile actions toward the countries, some of which you know definitely warranted but I think, Tiktok. It's kind of harder back greater policy I. Don't think it's something specific about the APP itself Microsoft addressing the President's concerns today stating it is committed to acquiring tick tock subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States including the United States Treasury. They're kind of the only major. Tech Platform that doesn't have a very successful social network. It seems like Microsoft gains a lot by owning tiktok Microsoft over the last couple of years at least has kind of wanted to be a business I company I think that buying tick tock would really give them leverage into consumer market and there's all that valuable data about young people that they could use to inform other parts of their products or you can integrate to talk to different parts of Microsoft. I think they stand to gain a lot here and it's definitely ironic given last week. You know there was a hearing in Congress about antitrust in big tax. Free Point six million followers in a band. That'd be terrible. I met Cameron last year at the time. He posted this video of himself dancing on the job and it went viral. Just started blowing up after that and people saw contacting me Cameron became one of the new faces of aeropostal Lee brought him to New, York for this photo shoot where he did the dance that made him famous said upwards facing me nightline was there as the views poured in the power of. TIKTOK. On full display one, thirty, seven. Now one, fifty, one, it just keeps going what will it mean if the shutdown on its face at the EPA shutdown really soon, it would mean that a major platform for free expression especially among young people was being taken away months before an extremely consequential election I definitely find that troubling but I think it will definitely be. A free speech loss and a cultural loss, and it will be really unprecedented. Over, the last several months the platform has evolved don't let anyone on this fool you this is notre keep Tiktok has become a space for activism on both the left and the right you a Straw Taylor cassidy quickly recognized its potential as a megaphone for social issues. I have one point, eight, million followers on talk and I think that what they gain from my content is an insight of education. that. They couldn't get from their own school I. See comments all the time saying I learn more on. TIKTOK THAN I do for my own school and that's because a Lotta. Times in school, you don't see a big representation of black history, which is what my content is centered around at just seventeen. She's already got more than thirty, eight, million likes but she says, her dreams aren't defined by TIKTOK. No matter what happens were still going to keep creating content. We're still going to let our creativity speak volumes for experiences. We're still going to tell each other stories and we're still going to find some way to keep going. So even though we might lose something that was really precious to us, we can still find another way to blossom in that like Taylor Cameron believes the content is defined by the platform, but he's trying to stay positive and hopes for a resolution. I just want people to look Tiktok in a positive light seeing that it's an APP where you can put your talent and abilities out there if Tiktok doesn't get banned tiktok skin and grow even stronger. And finally, tonight take a bow. For seventeen year old Nina Mitchell hearing her name called out loud is the sweetest sound. Ritual. Graduating as Valedictorian of the cow highschool in Illinois the first black woman in the history of the school to claim the honor following in the footsteps of her grandmother. Pearleen a Valedictorian in her own right in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, nine at a different school, a lasting legacy and proof in the prince. Happy Graduation. Online you can watch all of our full episodes on who will see right back here. Same time tomorrow. Thanks for staying up with US tonight America.
Full Episode: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. This special edition of Nightline finding my child continues here. Now, juju Chang. Good evening. Thanks for joining us the controversial zero tolerance immigration policy separated thousands of families seeking asylum at the US Mexico border while it was officially discontinued in June, ten months later, the long term damage to the children and families is still unknown. Tonight. We bring you the personal stories of two fathers on a journey risking their freedom to be reunited with their children after their four separation. Almost. Kimia more to the empathy for nine months. Their phone has been the only bridge between this family and their son. John Lewis time thing. When six year old Arielle and his father Zeus crossed the US border last spring. They were detained by US immigration authorities then separated. No. Not giving him away. I they turned me around and put my back against the wall. And he put him in. I'm gonna turned around. My son was no longer there. This family one of thousands caught in the crosshairs of the Trump administration zero tolerance policy a controversial tactic that continues to divide the nation. If they feel that will be separation. They don't come. You. Let kids be separated without tracking them, do, you know, how rages status the policy on hold for now the full impact on known countless families still broken. Now, he's uses on a journey to try to get his son back joined by twenty eight other parents who were not only separated, but then deported their children left behind these parents have been incredibly traumatized by separation from their children. They are risking their freedom again hoping to make their families whole and gain refuge in the US. With the help of immigration attorneys like Erica panero. I don't know that I would have the courage to do it. The U S asylum system is designed to deter silence seekers as designed to break the will of people who want to seek safety in the United States. When. Day say they might may sixteenth twenty eighteen the decision to travel to the United States with my son, the father and son left Honduras. They say after threats were made on their lives a danger made more real when the same gang members killed his brother-in-law. But by the time, they reached the border the United States had announced a new crackdown on my 'grants some saying at the time, it was designed to be a deterrent. If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you as required by law zoos who asked us only to use his first name for his safety says nothing else mattered. Once Arielle was taken when the zeal shift the bars, I asked tell me, please, what is going on with my son. Where do you have? I know that my son is not okay. Because he misses me. The distraught. Father says he was then given a document in English to sign that he thought was his first step towards the Silom. But instead he says it was his deportation. Order. Told me to my home country. But then let some would stay here at that moment. I cried and cried and cried you at Isla, though, he felt tricked Hazou says he was willing to leave the country, but not without his child there. See I can put out on this. I told him he was didn't want to silence. But to give me back my son since I was with and they said, we'll, sir. No one's steals children. Here you send us doing. Well, we'll give them back to you at the airport. But when he arrived at the airport. No sign of his little boy, they kept lying him telling him that he would be reunified in a few days or his son was going to be on the plane when when they went back to hunter's, he's not the only father that they had to physically forcibly put on the plane to be deported without his child. Meanwhile, the public reaction growing increasingly alarmed about the human cost of zero tolerance. What purpose has have you been given for for separating parents from their children? So my decision has been that anyone who breaks the law will be prosecuted. Then this recording obtained by propublica from inside a detention facility. Outrage was swift Sheild interment camps. That's what I said an executive order. It's about keeping families together. Just two days later the controversial policy coming to an end. But the government had not tract, which parents and children belong together leaving the task of reuniting families largely to NGOs like I'll otros LA though Spanish for on the other side when we do the government's job. I finding the parents bringing them back identifying where the children are and putting everything in place for them to be reunified. They still put all these roadblocks in our way. Elmer received death threats for his work as a policeman investigating a murder back home in Honduras, but it was after his fifteen year old daughter Madi sell started receiving threats to that. He decided they needed to make the treacherous journey north. Gum on us. When we arrived at immigration. They sent us so cold ice boxes on the us in that is I'm not gonna explain I cannot find the ways to express we went through. At them, blah. She was shivering in telling me daddy. I can't take it. And she spent all night shivering with the film, and they took her away. And they told me look we're going to take your daughter. So that she can get changing even I never saw again. But i'm. Luke. Your commute with my tears way to see when dot com, and that's how the days passed didn't show up not buddies. He'll modest oh. Who asked us not to show her face was held in a detention center for migrant youth in Florida for six months seen a number. I mean, they don't call you by your name there. They almost never call you by your name, the call you by your number, but it can as in. But because why do you think they call it the kennel how I mean because their cages like a kennel huge cages and young girls who were five years old six years old nine years old. And they cried in the policeman who washed us said to them shut up, you crying girls. I have a headache. I don't wanna hear you analyst, Gaydos Kucha. Eventually relatives in Wisconsin. Where able to take her in their days of joy, and sadness. But everything. Her fellow someday. We'll be together I said. I've seen a lot of these cases the kids hold a lot of resentment toward their parents. Because even if they understand intellectually that their parents parented, not abandon them the motion. They can't process that six year old audio was held in detention before spending six months in a shelter until relatives were finally able to take him. What was he was? He was he said he he didn't really remember stuff still raw and still so young Audio's American cousin Elvis helps tell her story as he spends more time here, he's being more active, and you thinking a lot better. But I'm very happy that he's he's communicating better since he knows that his parents are coming very soon. Hopefully, nearly a year after they're unwilling farewells his Elmer and dozens of other parents are once again steps from the US border over. Bye. Whereas pencil. My biggest worry is that some of the families that were traveling together. We'll be separated it's really ISIS decision. Erica and a small army Avante tears ready families for the crossing. Armed with petitions to get their children back. They them through. We're just gonna walk over. I'm going to go up to the front and tell them either we're there, and then take it from there. The families approached the collects Icho port of entry their fate uncertain. I tried to stay kind of positive for the parents. But I hadn't talked to the truth. They told me I'm scared, and I'm like I'm scared to this is stressful. You know, and I don't know what's going to happen. And I kept telling the parents you have to prepare for the worst. That's Yongle knows. Okay. Immediately. They run into the first roadblock saying that they don't have the process these fifty show that they have the ability to process, these families and release them immediately from the port of entry. They just want to. Ten hours of negotiations later. Success the doors. What? Anthem anthony. I'm with. One step closer to their children. But stepping foot into a world with no guarantees. It's random, you know, they'll be two families with the same facts one can get paroled out another could get separated. It's really the luck of the draw when we come back. A rare look inside an immigration detention centre and avoid still waiting for his father, these families reunited. When it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. This special edition of Nightline continues here again juju Chang. Let's try to lead as calm life as I can. Gets here. You get really depressed. Two weeks after the families entered the US to find their children. Seventeen remain in detention, including Elmer. When on the officers are nice getting the officers. Yes. That Oklahoma treat you. Treat. You wells told you locked inside. You're not free. Well. Do you depressed? We were granted rare access inside this ice facility owned and operated by private prison company. It took us like a week or two to arrange for some of the parents to have calls with our kids in detention and then detention itself was very triggering. They couldn't help the have really intrusive thoughts of their last time in detention Elmer a step closer, but still uncertain whether he'll be reunited with his daughter Monte, Saul whom he hasn't seen since he was deported without her ten months ago. Because you have to. I would prefer for her to be there and not see your ever again in person. Instead of sending back to my country because she has no future there and the danger that she was in. That was the reason why took it with me. Nicol my trust in God. But I hope for the best and the best would be to reunite with my daughter sick. I know that God will touch the stiffest hearts and give us the chance to enter. But there are so many stories like Elmer's in the last year more than a six hundred percent increase in families fleeing Central America apprehensions of migrants expected to surpass half a million putting an unprecedented strain on the entire system. Unlike Elmer Zeus was quickly released from government custody. The long-held dream of holding his son again now just one flight away to the nation's capital where then DHS secretary kearse to Nielsen was denying stories like his there is no parent who has been deported. My knowledge without multiple opportunities to take their children with them. But for parents like Zeus, they say that's simply not true. I had no idea where my son was. And they all deceive me they were supposed to give me my son back at the airport, and it was all lie multiple government agencies, including homeland security customs and border protection and ice declined our request for interviews citing actively the Gatien. Hit this ego. Live in. After months with only a phone to bridge, thousands of miles and countless family memories lost. The moment. Finally arrives. The. Much different. A family reunited. And shared realization that their journey to gain asylum because only just begun. Up. And in collect Seacot California near that detention center where Elmer and the other parents were being held a volunteer at the ready on not sure it's him. But I'm letting someone know. As they are finally released after nearly a month in custody. Their prayers beginning to answered including those of Elmer. Women. What? Elmer's dream to see his daughter again. Now finally within reach but ahead of them. Lies a difficult path to asylum with no guarantees that the doors will open are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline.
Full Episode: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
"This is nightline tonight new images before that deadly arrests the videos revealing bitter truths about race and policing in America. Now from heartbreak they murdered. Heated protests erupted across the country by the words. I can't breathe forever haunting one mother when the cameras go on what truths are revealed plus breaking down bias in America deep roots of racism captured in the past and present. A white woman calling the cops on a black man in the park. African there but in my life. How the next generation hopes to move the country forward. I want to be a police officer because at the law doesn't change the nothing is GonNa Change Nightline starts right now with Juju Chang. Good evening thanks for joining US tonight. The calls for Justice for George Floyd growing louder the Black Man in Minneapolis dying after an encounter with police his death causing national outrage with new video emerging. We caution you. Some of the images you're about to see are disturbing with every passing second George Fluids. Life was slipping away this ten minute. Video is difficult to watch yet. Impossible to ignore now. Crucial testimony bearing witness to an ugly reality. Get up face down on the pavement crying out for his mother. A police officers need to his neck stomach off water. A bystander cell phone recording floyd's fees for precious breath and river capturing those prescient words for those excruciating minutes. Ned Man. You don't be leading this the second video of a black man dying who merging less than a month sing. Ahmad armory kill by citizens while he's jogging watching. George Floyd be killed unarmed by police. All of these incidents back to back. Please don't tell me that he's go to back from Eric. Garner to Amman barberie all part of a seemingly endless stream of footage revealing the violence so many have experienced challenging the police version of events. Some like this. If Landau Casteel posted in real time on social media he was trying to get out his. Id offering a narrative of lives cut. Short igniting calls for racial justice. Wrong period is wrong floyd sister. Bridget left in disbelief. I don't understand how so one could possibly let individual go out like that through the state of emergency in black America pandemic that existed long before the corona virus of racism and discrimination it to end justifiable in an necessary cameron's of people up covering outrage from the graphic video of floyd dying spilling onto America's streets Houston to Chicago Water and Minneapolis. We're police in riot gear. Fired would appear to be tear gas this. The latest salvo in the country's reckoning on race video is an indispensable part of our struggled to get justice in these cases without video. We're not talking about arbitrary but we're not talking about George. Floyd video is our evidence. Video is our proof remembered by his friends as a loving father and a gentle giant. Were going to remember his name. Remember Joyce he did. He wasn't supposed to go out like that. Floyd seen here in one thousand nine hundred ninety two high school football game scoring a touchdown for former NBA player Steven Jackson. The loss of his forty six year old friend is like losing family. My brother boy was doing what he's supposed to do. Man Yeah going. Kill my brother. We will come ever since a teenager. Not just being in the streets brought up the both Jackson and floyd were star athletes growing up in Texas. We have the talent the same dreams. We grew up in the same type of areas. I just have more opportunity in adulthood. Floyd ran into trouble in two thousand seven. He was charged with armed robbery in two thousand nine. He was sentenced to five years in prison. As part of a plea deal a lot of stuff in his life he was going to Minnesota has thought over giving star when you hear him calling out for his Momma saying. He can't breathe repeatedly. How does that hit you? Make me so because one dog speaker you know but to scream Proper help and his voice offer help and his role. Mary's is Alvin manigault was floyd's roommate. Manigault recalled a time when Floyd told him about being pulled over for driving with an expired license. Plate Dolf says step out. He's not get intimidated by my side. So I step back a little bit so you won't feel uncomfortable and told him. I'm sorry you wanted where it is. An officer gave him a pass and tonight new surveillance video seeming to contradict a police account showing the moments before. Floyd is restrained by officers in the video. Police approached Floyd's SUV. Handcuff him and take him to the sidewalk. Then floyd in the officers walk across the street where that fateful video was recorded mental issue here is what he's on the ground in anchor on using police say. They were responding to a forgery in progress. The video starkly differs from a statement issued Monday night by Minneapolis. Police saying in part that Floyd had physically resisted officers and that he appeared to be suffering medical distress when that individual is resistant or committed or about to commit a violent George forty minutes later. The fire department was called for a patient with trauma to his mouth. By the time crew members got into the ambulance with Floyd. They found unresponsive pulse. Man Floyd was declared dead at a local hospital. The four officers involved in the incident have been fire. The city today releasing the disgraced officers names Derek. Chauvel Thomas Lane Toe Tau and Jay Alexander Cong- show Vin is the officer with his knee. On Floyd Tau is the officer standing. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob FRY calling for him to be charged with a crime. If you had done it or I had done it we would be behind bars right now. To as Jerry Jeff Rush. Watch nine admits in silence and think about that. Been able to have sustain Brent minutes. How's that not murder? It was just six years ago when those words a plea for mercy from Eric Garner on the streets of New York turned into a valley but for Gwen card. The last words she'll ever hear from her son who's two thousand fourteen death at the hands of an NYPD officer echoed those three words across the country. When you see this scene of George going through what he went through what popped into your mind. It just brought back horrible memories of the day that I found out that my son Eric was murdered. I can feel their pain. I know what they're going through. You said you can't bring yourself to watch the video of George. No I can't and yet it's the video that has opened a lot of other people's eyes guess eleven times he's repeated. I can't breathe but the disconcerting offices. They pay attention to his cries. They continue murdering him. And this is just like the sentiments of this young man who was killed the other day the men was trying to only breed to send me down an outspoken activist us to bring justice for so many. Who aren't being heard. I don't want any other mother to suffer. Like I've suffered a makeshift memorial. Now growing on the street were George. Floyd took his last breath for those. Who LOVED FLOYD? The most like his sister bridget. The loss numbing and the fear now hunting that the same violence could one day take her own sons. You never know what what what could happen when they walk out the door. They need to know how to defend yourself how to stand up for yourself. How talk for myself. Because I don't teach that to the this world is call call world with would take over. It's the talk. Some Americans will never have to experience. Parents preparing their black children for potential encounters with police knowing that race and bias may mean life or death. Here's ABC's Stevo since sell me These are what many would argue are the obvious cases the great unfairness of Eric. Garner robbed of his right to do the injustice of the five bullets shot in. Walter Scott's back the Landau Casteel Brianna Taylor. You can debate whether Michael Brown all in sterling or terrence crutcher live perfect lives before they were killed but what black Americans and others have been saying for years. Is that the reason. They're dead today days because of the way so many in this country see black people. We live in a society that still sees black people as violent as dangerous as immoral as untrustworthy so when they have interactions with law enforcement. We don't get a presumption of innocence. Aziza young as a mother of five. Who LIVES IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA? She says seeing black men killed this way. George Floyd in Minnesota Ahmad Arboretum. Georgia is deeply disturbing. When I saw the Ahmad video seeing Helms get shot and then running off seeing him fall. The first thing that came to my mind was what if that was my son. I can't just go out and enjoy myself without thinking that there's good it'd be repercussions to my actions bad repercussions to my actions. That could get me killed we. I met this family in two thousand seventeen. Her son was just fifteen. Years old hurts because my life just seems like it's nothing in the United States. He had just seen the video that was live streamed online showing police officer and suburban. Saint Paul Minnesota shooting and killing for Landau Casteel. He shared this takeaway on facebook saying aside without having to be scared for hours. Young and her husband told nightline co anchor Byron Pitts that they blamed America for their son's feelings. You think of some of the unique Burton's of being a parent so black John Chancellor black boy safety like have to worry about his safety. I believe he's prejudge before people actually get to know him you powerless. You feel like you cannot do anything about it. I am only fifteen years old and I fear that I possibly go to die before I even turn team three years later. Some things have changed and so much has not. I'm now eighteen years old. I'm very happy that I've made it as far as I have in my life But for me every day. It's a fight for survival. The prejudice and racism that is at the root of so many of these incidents is by no means brand new in one thousand nine hundred fifty five Carolyn. Bryant Donham told authorities and Mississippi that fourteen year old Emmett till whistled and flirted with her at her family's grocery store days later her husband and his brother kidnapped. The boy tortured him and then shot him in the head and in the end they were acquitted of murder. It took her sixty two years to admit it but in two thousand seventeen. She confessed to a historian that she lied. This isn't just a case of mistaken identity or somebody getting the story wrong. These are outright and deliberate attempts to weaponize lies to harm black. Folks are people we feel pain. We feel empathy. We have feelings into to exterminate someone because of the color of their skin is is is. That's the devil. The kids today would call Donna. Mccarron like the woman in Oakland. Who famously called police on a black family having a barbecue in a park over this memorial day weekend alone there were at least three widely shared stories of White. Americans finding black Americans suspicious or blaming them for something they did not do. African American men threaten my life. What started off as dispute in Central Park over a dog off leash turned into this ramble in this dramatic performance. She told police she was in danger. When she wasn't video of what happened. Cost her both her job and her dog. I have a hard time being overly sympathetic for her. She's educated enough to know what is going to happen or could happen when the police come because she called them Tim. Wise is the author of the book. White like me. Amy Cooper says that the black man behind the camera trying to feed treats to her dog. She has since publicly apologized saying she made false assumptions about his intentions. Live in a society where you have been told to fear black folks not just a fear but to have contempt for black and brown bodies. Even if you're a decent person ninety nine point nine percent of the time you are still being conditioned to react in that way. But why's hopes that during these troubled times more Americans can learn empathy and the next time. A person of color is saying to us what their experiences like. Maybe will actually be able to hear them because we'll be able to go back to this moment when we were having to second guess our safety everywhere we went. Mike Young and his wife disease. Pray for the continued safety of their son. Each the eighteen year old says he's sick and tired of being sick and tired so he's going to try and help change the system by joining the police force. I feel like if if the law doesn't change who is involved in it. The nothing else is going to change their message to America. Please don't criminalize blackness. I hope that I have a long very adventurous life and that it doesn't cut short because somebody wanted to prove something. Thanks to Steve. Finally tonight. Remembering Larry Kramer playwright and AIDS and Gay Rights Activists Larry Kramer. New Actions spoke louder than words. I always said we're gonNA produce something that gets attention. Founding Act up and the gay men's health crisis in two thousand one. He sat down with former nightline anchor. Ted Koppel you have lived a very active and focused her you content with no because it's not my nature. Your half to believe is more to do constantly because there is Larry Kramer died of pneumonia at age eighty four. That's not line. Thanks for staying up with us. Good Night America if you like getting the story behind the story here the Daily News podcast from ABC News every morning. Start here. We'll get you ready for your day with inciteful straightforward reporting on a few of the day's biggest headlines from breaking investigative reports to urgent revelations shaping your world recently with prestigious Edward R Murrow award. Start here takes you inside the stories that matter and where they're heading next so starts smart we start here. Check it out on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP.
Full Episode: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. Here is the cauti- hoping black. Combined of a poke a goal or something. So I could kill them all out now from actor lean since comments about race. Sometimes just scratched the surface and you discovered this racist. Facing a firestorm over that racist. I'm not either of the people in that photo shoot new swipes at one of America's oldest wounds for junior governor Ralph north in the actor leeann what they said and did and what it says about all of us and race and can or should pass sins be forgiven. The structure of way allowed some of these racist practices to thrive in exists is still needs to be broken down. So we sat down without leaders to examine how the nation is once again, confronting racism, and what this uncomfortable conversation means for our future. If there's any value in these recent conversations around race, it's that we're starting to get a window into the thought processes of people who are still wrestling with the contradictions of racism, the recent slate of scandals began of all days on the first day of black history month when this photo surfaced from Virginia governor routh northbound's medical school yearbook showing one man in. In black face and the other dressed as a member of the klu Klux Klan, north once viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party. Somebody that you will be proud to have as your governor. Now mired in controversy after he first admitted he was one of the two people picture that photo and the racist and offensive attitude represents does not reflect that person. I am today. I'm deeply sorry. But the next day he denied it. It's not me. Now, more than a dozen prominent leaders from north own party have called for him to step down the previous governor in Virginia. A democrat said north must go. There is no way you can continue to be the governor of the Commonwealth Virginia though. North of now denies that. He is in that photo. He says he has appeared in black face before that same year. I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume. I used us a little bit of shoe polish to put under my all, my cheeks, and the reason I used a very little bit is because I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you cannot get shoe polish off he now says he regrets that cost. Do I look back now and regret that I did not understand the harmful legacy of an action. Like that the offensive part about governor northern dressing up like Michael Jackson, isn't the dressing. And it's not the impersonation it's the shoe polish that he put on his face while doing it. He dressed in black face. Marc Lamont professor at temple university says northern is missing the point. There's a long history of white racist public culture that uses black face as a way to demean and marginalized and ultimately erase lack citizens of America Jamila meal, and you're based columnists believes Northland betrayed the black voters who helped elect him. This is somebody who would not have been elected without the African American vote north who is ignored. Those mounting calls for his resignation is staying in office. What are the politicians calling for north him to resign is Virginia? Attorney general Mark are herring. Who said it is no longer possible for governor north him to lead our Commonwealth. But just today. Herring was forced to make his own apology when he admitted to dressing up as a rapper wearing Brown makeup on his face during a college party in one thousand nine hundred I am deeply deeply sorry for the pain I caused with this revelation herring wrote in the statement, but he stopped short of resigning writing. Instead that honest conversations and discussions will determine if he remains on the job. I said down with Bob Brown PR firm consultant to fortune five hundred companies and a veteran of the civil rights movement who traveled with an adviser likes of Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela from Sitton to the ugly days of bull Connor in Birmingham. Brown was there tonight. He gave his take on how the country should be responding to governor. Northbound's revelations of past racism, do you think society's making too big a deal about something that happened thirty plus years ago that pink to certain extent, we we are making too big of a deal. Out of some of these what we need to do is how somebody's problems that we have right now means of young black people out there. Don't have any job. In the midst of all this political scandal, accurately and niece and found himself confronted not with racist actions. But thoughts he offered up himself during an interview with the independent about his new film cold pursuit in it Niessen described an incident that happened decades earlier involving a close friend of his who he says was assaulted. I asked. What color? She said it was black person. I've an up and done areas with a cauti- who've been I'd be approved by some I'm ashamed to say. I did it for maybe a week hoping some like. Tonight of pope of a go of me of something. So I could kill the very next day. He sat down with my colleague Robin Roberts to discuss his remarks. We return a press turncoat on it was. The topic of her film is Vange lady. Journalists was asking me, how do you tap into that? In response niece and says he recalled that incident with his friend, and the lust preventions that fueled it really shocked me this primal urge. Shut me on a hurt me. I'm not racist. I I this was nearly forty years ago. What you've had the same reaction, if your friend had said, it was a white, man. Would you wanted to go out? I was trying to. Honor to my stand up for my dear friend, what are you hoping that people will learn from you making these statements to talk to open up to to talk about these things, you know, Jamal hill former ESPN anchor and current writer for the Atlantic. Didn't mince words when discussing Neeson's interview with my colleague, Michael Strahan, any credit be give it to him for saying what he said and then coming on GMA. No. And the reason I don't give him any credit for it. Because I didn't hear an apology yet others praised how Niessen confronted his behavior. I found what he said. Refreshing in a way, and so not PC at a time. When maybe the conversation doesn't need to be PC because he admitted that he had problems he admitted that he had to look at it thoughts that were bad for crisis manager and ABC contributor Howard Bragman says Neeson's should never have even told that story to begin with anytime you get into race and racial issues. I call race the third rail of reputation it's taken down many many careers. It remains to be seen. What will happen with Neeson's career as for governor north them? Bob Brown at age. Eighty three remains hopeful this latest episode more flicker than flashpoint from Jim crow to apartheid. He says forgiveness and faith more to heal old wounds than force or finger-pointing, you go get all the people who had a black faith, and you're going to condemn their whole life on the fact that they had a black face or they did something like that. Then then there's a whole lot of people in the. Cut going to be condemned. The ought to be condemned because they did mitt much worse things in that. Do you just give someone a pass on that? No, they need to they need to fess up. I would tell them. Hey, look say what you gonna do. Let's have a whole series of things that you're going to do to change this country from that kind of thing. It was Bob Brown's friend Nelson Mandela who said if people can learn to hate they can be taught to love is it still a struggle to get that good night's sleep. Then maybe it's time to try the purple mattress. It's made out of a new material that keeps it firm and soft. So it keeps everything supported while. Still feeling really comfortable. Try it now with a one hundred night risk-free trial along with free shipping and returns. And if you order one, you'll get a free purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress just text Nightline two four seven four seven four seven the only way to get this free pillow is detects Nightline two four seven four seven four seven. Message and data rates may apply when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline. We're going into save. The lava towards full bagels and lox with television legend the phones from happy days. No big deal. This is so luscious. It's like. Okay back. I wish you could be here to taste what we're wasting. You can take the boy out of New York. But you can't take New York out the board. Right. So for Henry Winkler. This little shopping spree is a homecoming tradition, but still tell me stories like your mother. Mrs Vincula where today he's created length. Loyalty. Did you have fans from every generations? Yes. Three and they say Hello. Some children only know missing author waterboy days. From every corner of the globe you on Okinawa Japan when you came into happy days. More treatment anything yet. Waimea loves you. Also, very live your love you. Nice that you make people smile, I'm telling you. It is unbelievable. It is one of the great gifts. Chances are there's a Henry Winkler character, you know, and love. He first burst onto our screens. As the smooth Tonkin jukebox, smacking tough-guy, Arthur funds Ereli, better known as John. Now at seventy three years young Winkler is still one of the most beloved stars in Hollywood. We are breathing rarified air and after six nominations Henry Winkler his first primetime. Emmy last fall for the HBO comedy theory. A can't stop yet. My wife, Stacey kids kids jet Zoe and max you can go to bed now. Daddy, what it was so great to say kids, you can go to bed now that was the door and they are now thirty five thirty seven and forty seven. But to really understand the man you have to go back in time. The seventies. Henry Winkler was the brightest star on the biggest show on television for nearly a decade. Happy days was must watch TV at its peak. Twenty two million homes tuned in every week underneath this suave Italian tough guy character. Was a Twenty-seven-year-old. Nice Jewish boy from New York worshipped by swarming teenagers. Twenty five thousand people showed up when the four of us are Ron Howard, Don most and some Williams and me showed up in Dallas. And our car was on the other side of the twenty five thousand people, and I said, all right? Let me tell you something you're gonna part like the red seat. And you're not going to touch us. We're going to get to that. Call. And we just walked through. It was the only time I use the funds the funds just appeared in front of me the phones could do anything. So when Ralph and potsy accepted a challenge to jump over a shark. No problem, I learned to water ski on lake may oh Pak because those types of you are clearly you waterfalls, they are me. I did everything but the jump. If you watch that episode I land on the beach and step out of the skis and billing him, and I'm smiling half that smile is the funds going that. And the other half is Henry going. Oh my God. You did it. But while the Yale drama grad was playing the to me of cool. You Henry Winkler were not that much. Like the fun though. I'm not like, I don't ride a motorcycle. I have never ridden a motorcycle. I finally realized that cool is also just being authentic or that is powerful. But when I changed my voice when I was like unlocked me, I became like, I could do anything, you know, my mind just was like on file at the same time. Henry was dealing with a lifelong struggle with dyslexia. He didn't even know what it was until his own son. Was diagnosed the dyslexia was so crippling for you that you had trouble even at table reads during happy days. Most embarrassing. I couldn't read it. And I didn't know why. And so I constantly had to make up excuses or do something with humor to cover. My shame each handled his pain into a bestselling children's book series. His latest everybody is somebody is about a boy named Hank. Who like Henry has dyslexia his mom pushes the door. Open. Can you believe it? I got my picture hanging on the bulletin board of PS eighty seven your special Hank never forget that. She gave me a kiss on the forehead, and she left the room. And the last thought that I before I drifted was Hank Zipser some day. You're going to be somebody. You're is missing. Why? 'cause that feeling never leaves you when you were told often enough and young enough that you are not good enough that you are not going to make anything of yourself. You believe it when you meet a child who says how did you know me? So well because they've read the books you think this is the proudest moment of my entire life outside of my family. And I want every child to know that they have greatness inside them Winkler knows about perseverance after happy days. He says he was tight cast and couldn't get acting jobs for years. So he went behind the camera for sing and directing shows like macgyver. He fakes to the left and in the ninety s and onscreen resurgence stealing scenes and smash hits. Like the water he pretends to fake. I don't know where and creating memorable TV characters like Dr sound pristine on parks and rec it's a little flick of cream cheese on the screen and berries or corn on arrested development. We're going to get to Unger. Right. I am one of the only actors that has jumped the shark twice once on arrested development but away from the glitz glamour of Hollywood Henry is still in touch with that starry eyed kid from New York how many boyhood memories come through. Okay. So that was my building to ten that's where you laid in bed and dreamed of being somebody's actually where I was dreaming. Yes. There is not a person we haven't passed who's on starstruck by you. So you don't need fame and fortune to be some. No, you don't I followed my dream. I wanted to be here. I am worked. But no you being who you are is to be somebody what a wonderful life. Yeah. I know what that is so true for Nightline. I'm juju Chang in New York. The moment to remember with one of the youngest guests at the state of the union. Ten year old grace in lung, President Trump honoring her for raising thousands of dollars for Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital in the fight against cancer and completing her own treatment for brain cancer. If you're a great inspiration to everyone in this room. Thank you very much. The president's saying he will ask for five hundred million dollars over the next decade to fund this medical research. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash Nightline. That's indeed dot com slash Nightline.
Full Episode: Thursday, April 9, 2020
"This is nightline. Tonight's the racial divide African Americans bearing the brunt of Kobe. Nineteen. We are Become open season when this kind of pandemic sweeps across the country the alarmingly disproportionate death rate exposing harsh reality plus founding the alarm there's a two storied cities Chicago New Orleans. Now Kovin hotspots. What's being done to help the most vulnerable nightline starch right now with Juju Chang? Good evening thanks for joining US tonight. Even as we begin to see what may be glimpses of a flattening of covert numbers in parts of the. Us concern is growing over. Hotspots like Detroit New Orleans and Chicago big cities now facing a new crisis within a crisis one shining. Painful light on America's racial divide. Here's my nightline co Anchor Byron. Pitts assist the headache for the past two weeks. Shelley Mitchell has battled invisible enemy. It might appear. She's losing but a sixty seven year old doesn't rely on what the ice can see. You hope that or you know that. Walk from Dan to my upstairs without being on Oxygen. So yes cutting back. She wasn't able to get a test but as convinced her body aches and ever-present cough are sure signs of Kovic. One thousand nine hundred incested edit my sister. She's passed her husband of forty one years. Tommy hospitalized in the ICU for days. Covert nineteen positive and fighting for his life so it was it was scared occur every day you come as the krona virus continues its deadly March. There's a grim reality emerging disproportionate toll being paid in black and brown lot. Sometimes when you're in the middle of crises like we all now with the corona virus it really does have ultimately shine a very bright light on some of the weaknesses and foibles in our society. Black Americans makeup just over thirteen percent of the US. Cdc Data shows that they were thirty. Three percent of the report corona virus hospitalizations last month among those patients many who struggle with prior health conditions. When all this is over there will still be health disparities which we really do need to address in the African American community. Only a few states are tracking the racial breakdown of covert nineteen fatalities but if history is our teacher. The most vulnerable will continue to bear. The brunt of this virus is deadly strike from Detroit to Milwaukee New Orleans to Chicago. Detroit the Motor City the birthplace of Motamedi once a bastion of manufacturing city on its way to combat these into the corona virus struck. Currently in the State of Michigan. We understand that thirty. Three percent of the COVA cases are African. American forty percents of the deaths are African American but yet African Americans only fourteen percent of the emissions population. So those numbers are striking veteran. Kimberly Farrow is the CEO of central city integrated health in midtown. Detroit clinic serves a mostly African American population. Many receive Medicaid Saumur uninsured before we were dealing with Cova. We were dealing with the war on obesity and heart disease and hypertension because we recognize that these populations are are vulnerable. More vulnerable to these maladies when you superimpose cold it onto that. Our patients have an increased risk of having poor outcomes or health outcomes to make things worse. The clinic had to stop seeing those patients in person after running out if she adds. It's hard for her patience to even know if they have the disease testing sites tests. Neptune is very limited in inner city communities. Most of these testing opportunities are in suburban areas are patients are really struggled with transportation. And so you have to either take a bus Final ride to the testing areas are walk and that's just not realistic for our patients. Michigan's Governor Gretchen whitmer announcing today. 'cause she's creating a task force to examine the state's racial disparities. Y'All doing everybody staying. Say too bad we shake hands but we do it like this us on the west side of Chicago guys to say nobody can do service now. The cost of Kobe. Reverend Marshall Hatch known delivering a message of caution in these. Okay keep stopping people. Tell them over the decades. These streets have seen more than its fair share of challenges. We're in a community. Now that has been disinvested in we segregated from opportunity and resource and then we are Become open season when this kind of pandemic sweeps across the country roughly seventy percent of covert nineteen fatalities in Chicago have been among its black residents. Make up just thirty percent of the city's population the number so alarming mayor Lori lightfoot announced an outreach plan including an awareness campaign and wellness checks for the most vulnerable for Reverend Hatch the pending McCain through his own doors. When one Sunday it took the life of his sister a she was the first in our family to go away to college. She was a public school teacher for twenty three years and she was really the matriarch of our family. My best friend Larry Harris passed away as well. He and I were friends for forty five years. And so it's really been a double blow for me personally as someone who was also raised in Church right where our folks like to touch in lay hands on each other and if Kogo nineteen? You can't do that so are you supposed to more. This is about as a form of a feeling as I've ever had you know we're used to being able to go in a church define hope and to have that taken away in the midst of this pandemic it. It is incredibly incredibly frustrating and adds to the pain. Deeply can know walkie Wisconsin. The death toll continues to climb and of bones. Sixty six percent have been in the African American community. While blacks only make up more than a third of the city's population. You get away from the fact that there has been attention now and ensuring that authorities have been marginalized in this conflict. Here's Fred Royal is the president of the local in double. Acp Chapter in Milwaukee. He says his brothers and sisters dying yet. Authorities are doing little to help the resources that are targeting being targeted in a circular area look the highest rate of incident of Kobe. Nineteen covering howdy. Explain that sustaining grace. We always talked about. We understand whether media but we don't. We don't invest the resources there. So what what else can you attributed to our decision to include race ethnicity as a measure of our coded Incidents was very important. It was grew to that declaration of racism as a public health issue. If you feel Dr Ginette. Koala is the health commissioner for the city of Milwaukee. She says combating the virus starts with being transparent about. Who was the victim here? If the data on racing ethnicity was more available since the beginning of this outbreak nationally. I think that could have helped us. Provide are more robust. Kp The viruses taken more than seven hundred lives in Louisiana with African Americans accounting for more than seventy percent of those deaths in hard hit New Orleans. The music that one celebrate life and death. Now one Paul's the grieving process is a whole just waiting on the right. Time to profit reap elroy. James Is President of the Zulu Club Black Cultural Organization known for its Lavish Carnival parades weeks after Mardi gras depend. Democ devastated his club. Many more members hospitalize on ventilators start experiencing Deaths in the membership within the last two weeks among the lives Taken Youth Mentor Cornell Charles and Zulu King. Larry Hammond a great friend of mine and was certainly would be missed. Founded in one thousand nine hundred sixteen to provide free burials for the Black Community. Zoo Club now grieving from a distance. We're GONNA have to figure out a way to celebrate. The lives of brothers. Earth has no Sauro Kevin cannot heal back in Chicago words of faith still streaming out through turbulent times the pews empty to keep the congregation safe reverend offering comfort and hope online. We're going through this during a pass overseas. It was a similar kind of situation where people were told to stay in the house to shelter in the home until the play has passed over but the good news is this to pass Assistant Childhood Church. Make playing preacher. The pandemic of twenty twenty is something. We'll always remember you know for families like mine will remember the people were loss. We've been endorsed for the night but joy will come in the morning for Shelley. Tommy Mitchell. That joy came this morning so they tell me word on the street is there was good news today. Was My husband came home today. I have a partner. I have my husband my lover and he's song a he's doing good. What was that moment like when you gotTa Hospital Today? Don't else got me when you were in the hospital when you're an intensive care. Were you scared? Yup Tonight together again. They're loving during which take care of each other back to the whole scoop. Yes sir the young vocal call that rotter dot that your job on it. But I know all I love. Love is a powerful medicine is days. I thanks to Byron and up next a deeper dive into covert racial inequalities the tale of two cities with the mayors of Chicago and New Orleans on the frontlines lines of the pandemic tonight. We've been reporting on the alarming rate of African Americans dying from cove in nineteen earlier. Today I spoke to two mayors shining light on this disparity Lori lightfoot of Chicago and the Toy Cantrell of New Orleans. Thank you both for joining us. Mayors let me begin with you. You helped sound the alarm about the racial divide. I what was your initial reaction to the numbers. And why have you demanded demographic information from both the Chicago Health Department and the CDC to make this data available nationally? Look when I first saw those numbers it was staggering? I mean a truly was painful to see in black and white the level of devastation and disparity that was really a devastating the black community here in Chicago and I knew that these numbers were not just a Chicago story. But it's just a story that was playing out really across the nation. The data helps guide What our responses. We have to have that demographic information to be able to guide an effective response and educate people about what's happening and what they can do as a community as a family and as individuals American trial. Let me ask you. New Orleans has one of the country's highest metro poverty rates. How does that lack of access to healthcare both before and during covert play into these staggering death rates? What we're witnessing here. Is the intersection of the impact of you know Race Gender Inequities in terms of in terms of that As released a poverty the lack of access to quality healthcare this ferocious virus because of all of these different factors Taking our people out In record numbers with the virus as well as in deaths and in the city of New Orleans We are hot spot where fourth In the in the US And our people are dying. What needs to be done to protect this vulnerable community the African American community. This is a question of poverty. No question about it. That's why we started sounding alarm about the devastating effects of poverty in our city. Way before anybody knew anything about corona virus social distancing as a luxury when you have space but many of our communities you have intergenerational families you have limited amount of space and you have people that are on the frontlines. They can't afford or don't have the option luxury to telework. So what do you say to those citizens who have to take buses and subways to get to work? Who Don't have the luxury of working from home. What this has revealed to us is the policy tyranny of working families and those that don't do not earn a livable a livable wage of those who do not have social networks. This is exposing What we know is happening on the ground. What can we do now to help save lives? We are reaching out to communities through the faith community. We have street outreach. Workers normally are trying to prevent violence from happening. We've activated that network We are in in black clubs. We are limiting the number of people that can get on a bus. We've added extra buses and we're doing the same thing with trainline share with us your personal reflections on just how much cove in nineteen seems to be exposing these long standing systemic inequalities of race and class in this country when you see the data and you use the data not only to educate yourself but to educate your community. You know you cannot overlook that the deaths are real and so what it does I know for for me is to double down on the efforts to link our residents with the support of services of that they need and especially when we know that. These despaired is exists on every level prevalent in the black community no matter what disaster comes our way right now it's covert nineteen but we need to understand that the vulnerable will still be the most impacted what's next because there will be something next mayor lightfoot the thing that we can never forget. These aren't just statistics. These are real people real lives that are being directly to magically affected it. Is it just hits you right in your heart when you think about the potential devastation? At how many people we are going to lose as a result of this virus. But really we're going to lose them because of years of neglect years of not making sure that we're making the kind of investments in black and Brown communities that we absolutely must now because it's imperative for us to turn this around mayors Santro. Thank you both so much for being here. Thank you and up next handing out help and hope and finally tonight no one should go hungry because of the pandemic ABC today launching a day of hope partnering with Feeding America. The country's biggest hunger relief organization together helping feed those in need in the last three weeks. Nearly seventeen million people filed for unemployment one in ten workers out of a job but they're not alone as hundreds across the country work overtime to make a difference for their neighbors. So if you or your family need help or would like to donate. Please visit feeding America Dot Org slash feed the love for more information. That's nightline for tonight. Thanks for staying up with us. Stay safe good night America. This country's fielded anxiety in question really effective in protecting you. From the corona virus as corona virus continues its relentless spread across the country. We want to help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky from ABC News. And I'm hosting a new podcast called covert nineteen. What you need to know. Surface cleaning does work each weekday. We call in our chief correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton and other experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? It's cove in nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP. So you just woke up. Your phone is lighting up with headlines and push notifications and a text from your mom saying how do I click this okay? Maybe that's just me but if you WANNA get up to speed check out the new podcast from ABC News. Start here literally the ground was Shakira. I'm Brad Milkey and every morning we're going to take you to the stories that matter with fast. Fresh insight. Low Robert Muller Michael Cohen. Calling all in twenty minutes start here. Listen for free on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP.
Full Episode: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
"This is nightline tonight the other front line the Unlikely Cova. Nineteen warriors stepping up suiting up leaning to protect us all ourselves and the often unseen and unheralded workers in hospitals utilities and now funeral homes their risk keeping the country. Vanek plus state of testing pharmacy chains ramping up one on one with CVS rolling out rapid response drive-thru screenings but in only parts of the country. So when will it go nationwide and honoring our heroes with cheer and a round of applause? Nightline start right now with Juju Chang. Good evening thanks for joining US tonight. America suffering its deadliest day yet in the Cova nineteen pandemic while looking for signs of a plateau. Seventeen hundred dead the total number now at least twelve thousand and while our doctors nurses have been rightly lionised for their extraordinary acts of heroism. We now shine a light on the other. Frontline workers some armed with mops utility belts and trash bags their battle every bit as essential every day. Latisha nights suits up at the hospital in suburban new ready to help save lives foul on the hill. She's not here to hand medication or perform surgery but she is a key fighter in the war against Covert Nineteen. The very epicenter of this country's outbreak. A lot of the work that you do as often unseen glee into usually just go in get. It's on Latisha works in environmental services cleaning and sanitizing patients rooms for unit almost entirely coded nineteen. You're walking into a hot zone every day NBA. I hate to say this but have you seen deceased patients. That's gotta be hard is very art. I've seen patients where one day that's often on face time with their families and the next day I come into work in restaurants you. The single mother of three says her family would rather she be home safe and far away from the virus? How do you explain to your seven year old? How and why? Mommy's taking a risk when my father was diagnosed and I was telling my children of this is why mommy goes to work so that could be green whereas clean and he can get better. Latisha is among the millions of essential for personal in the US who show up every single day. They're unsung often. Unseen Heroes Manning. The other front line they keep the power on the trash collected the hospitals clean and operational. They even help us bury our dead. They keep our towns and cities running despite the invisible potentially deadly danger they face melody Arab. Vinas husband Rolando was one of those frontline workers helping keep people connected it yet to die to save other people's lives you know. I'm going to try to make amends with Rolando worked as a telecom field technician for verizon a volunteer basketball coach. And A DOTING. Father of five hurts win who is positive to with an avid spot in research. And you don't train with her at every morning. Get an extra early seven minute workout and take to the track of by her school when the weekend. Just prepare for these races. He was a real girl. Dad Yes my husband was a real girl. That was a real girl in off hours. He loved to Dance Salsa Dancer. I saw video of you guys dancing. I understand he was an excellent Mambo dancer as well. Yes yes he loved dancing. Bombo Melody says on March Eleventh. He was sent to a New York City hospital to help it prepare for potential surge in communications. How did he see his role as an essential worker during this time during time when he was working he was very concerned with his job? You know proper training and no proper protocols. There's no way to know exactly how he contracted the virus but a little more than a week later. She says he started to feel sick when he got stake on. March nineteenth veto me. He said I think I have it on. March twenty ninth. His twin girls tenth birthday Rolando died and so a mirror. What are you remember from that day? I woke up and chocolate Table Mom up honey. I'm so sorry. What were the last things that you said to each other? I said to him They've I'm GonNa you know as time need tax. We need anything being You know you got this even eat this and he just looked at me and he said Mel. Am You love like this before? I love you so much. Verizon Rolandas employers said in a statement. Abc News Our deepest. Sympathies are with Relondo. Sunny are a Venus family and friends are team is grieving alongside them knowing that our team members are still in the field. We've taken every measure and dedicated every resource available to keeping our frontline workers safe and secure as we keep our nation connected. Just the fact that the he's essential worker but when it came down to the health system just you know a statistic up point somewhere you know really really really hurts because these people are out there risking their lives. Every weekday for many other essential workers balancing that risk means trading time at home with their families for round the clock life in the office instead of leaving work and going home. We're having stay here from Florida. This is my converted office into my living quarters to New York. I walk on my new. All I ended up to the electric grid. Employees have turned their office spaces into bedrooms spending as many as thirty days away from their families. It's just surreal feeling that when you get up in the morning and you go right to your desk. The one thing that you find out is you're really come together as a family and for some being sequestered means being away during life special moments which tomorrow honey birthday. I want my cake to say Happy Birthday Sawyer Sawyer. Above a dad will motivate me. GonNa work. I know I have a seven zero. Som- he motivates me. Keep going and I pray every day before. Come onto the route. That God protect me while mouthing Octavia. French is one of at least two hundred thirty. Five sanitation workers in the nation's capital still gathering in the early hours of the morning to make their rounds collecting trash and recycling. What do you love about your job to hang on a bathroom and a lot of people? Don't expect females on the back so I get a lot of props for hanging on the back into so you get a lot of nine crowns. Yeah Atta girl. How has that changed? During the age of Kovic some people leave us like snack bags or drones like yesterday the caves and drew chop on a ground being an essential worker in the time of Cova has changed how much you're seen and appreciated. Yes it made me feel like I'm a first responder like my job is really important when you first started hearing about how contagious Kobe is. Did it ever courtesy not to come to work and do I had to come to work. It's not like you can work from home. No trash can get up at home. Got Young footwork footwork. And taking extra precautions with masks and double gloves but social distancing is tough in the cab of garbage truck so into you not six feet distance so we may soon a windows down you got on. She really does represent what the heart of art department public works really. Christopher geldard overseas the city's public works department. It's his job to keep people like octavius safe. It's a pretty heavyweight. Picking up the trash is what we've gotta do what we do. On behalf of our city is what we do so the residents can see the government still working and that we're going to continue to do our job and our part to make sure that we get through this in those quiet moments. What worries you people? Losing their lives. I'll off of that and just the blessed Shula Call Off. King calls so much damage. I watched the news. I read the paper. Something about China News. Oh because that's all they talked about so the less. I'll see our 'cause I know I still had to go to work no way. There's no way out of that. How many do you have in the building right now? Currently we have seventeen seventeen hundred. That's usually a whole months. Work Days in Brooklyn New York Anthony. Pinocchio and his family run the scarf. Paci funeral home. The pandemic is robbing this delicate business of its human touch. We're not making any impersonal agents anymore. so my cousins week on a facetime call or on a message and we'll have to send the pictures that we never did before. Physically photographs of the casket will some people smartphones the selection. The staff is running out of gloves gowns masks. And what's worse? Puccio says the funeral home is running out of space in the chapels usually viewing tapping and calling me right now. We have it as a storage facility where we have all these people that are pending cremations and or director. I feel bad for for all families that they can't mourn their loved ones like they should it? You know it breaks my heart. Anthony's cousins Celeste. Herta works here as a cosmetologist. She says it's particularly scary for her. She was diagnosed with breast cancer just a month ago and because of the outbreak. She's had to postpone surgery. Did you consider taking a break? I don't consider taking break. My mom keeps telling me to take a break but I I can't take a break yet. Latisha says she won't be taking a break either. She'll keep showing up every day all family. We are all team. We all work together so benefit everyone in this time of crisis. The world's eyes are now focused on the often. Invisible Workers Latisha says even when the outbreak is over. Don't forget there's still there. What would you say to your fellow? Essential workers who are again before this somewhat unseen thank you. We need to thank each other more. We need to make sure that we can seem to show Rodman appreciation someone another not just during this time but afterwards up. Nex RAMPING UP. A rapid response test could free five minute drive through testing. Be just around the corner and later a round of applause for our hero. Covert nineteen testing and the. Us remains daunting challenge. New York's governor today stressing the need for increased screening. My personal opinion is going to come down to how good we are testing. You're not going to end the infection and end the virus before you start restarting life today to the biggest drugstore chain. Cvs and walgreens pledging to ramp up drive-thru testing earlier. Today I spoke to CVS as chief. Medical officer Dr Troy Brennan. It's been nearly months since. President trump gathered executives from CVS and from your counterparts to talk about ramping up. Testing gives them insights into what's been so challenging wall. I wouldn't say it's been so challenging. After talking with federal government we opened the site in Shrewsbury Massachusetts in about ten days in working closely with the federal government. Learned a great deal about how to estimate there were better ways to about it so one of the move much bigger sites and we wanted to move away from s to had to mail to a reference lab and his tastes use. If the results right away I know that walgreens has more than a dozen sites across seven states and Walmart has a couple of sites. You're now operating in three different states. What can you tell us about? What's new taking advantage of? The Abbot Technology of that technology was less than ten days ago. Using those machines. These much bigger sites so that we can do a thousand people a day at these sites and the more important thing is that while we have the people at the sites we can tell them what the test results are so that they can take steps to quarantine themselves or seek further care from their physicians. The stake understand WHO's infected and worthy actions are occurring. This testing is really the important. My understanding is that you get a rapid positive within five minutes in a negative within fifteen. That's right that's how the tests were and we're seeing people test positive and we're having conversations him in the parking lot about steps they take more providing with formation on how they take care of themselves. And how important is it that this is now? A self swab test. Both in terms of efficacy and also in terms of the PBS necessary to have a medical care worker do it who uses self slob? So they get in their car and then the handed to us that reduces the number of people who we have need to be informed protective equipment there To transport the swab over the testing area and it makes for greater be the key criteria from his point of view or fever cough and shortness of breath. We're basically clunky. Were above one. What's the plan to attack? Hotspots going forward. How do you roll this out nationally? The federal government's got a good idea about where they think the hot spots are and where testing lagging somewhat it so opening this kind of thing up and being able to do seven thousand tests. A week really helps build up the amount of testing that anyone state needs and we know that selects has been approved for a rapid antibody test. And I believe the Corona Task Force suggested those tests might be available in massive quantities by May. What do you see as the timeframe there? I probably even faster than May. And the antibody test nicely complements kind of test. The word doing we're testing for the virus itself and that's probably going to be prevalent. The first five to seven days of the person is infected or showing symptoms but then it may recede somewhat but at that point the antibodies. Coming up so combining the antibody tests with of viral test is probably the the best sensitivity that is the lowest false negative rate. That's really what we want in this kind of environment. How confident are you? That are testing. Operations are coming online with full force. Willingness Lucille. You're going to be testing for obits a with one thousand nine hundred. Well though it's GonNa require a whole different approach to the flu season pass. But I think we're going to be prepared. I don't think we're going to be caught unprepared again. I appreciate all of your efforts during this pandemic honestly. I know that your folks are working overtime to keep us all safe. So thank you for your time. I appreciate it are indeed. Thank you coming up next the resounding sounds of and finally tonight a note of thanks every night at the stroke of seven New York City. You're rock ingratitude from open windows to balcony cheers and claps and the noise of pots and pans. All our healthcare heroes fighting cove in nineteen here at home and around the wolves cleaning staff at a hospital in Barcelona getting a hero's welcome because everyone is in this fight together and we're forever grateful. That's not line. Thanks for staying up with us. Good Night America. This country's filled anxiety and questions really affect in corona virus as corona virus continues its relentless spread across the country. We WanNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky from ABC News. And I'm hosting new podcast called Cova. Nineteen what you need to know. Surface cleaning does work each week day. We call on our chief. Medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton and other experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? It's Kovic nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP headlines. Across your screen all day. But you're busy. What do you need to know? What's actually shaping your world. 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Full Episode: Thursday, May 7, 2020
"This is nightline tonight ready to go restaurants across America crippled by in Nineteen. Now trying to get back to business what they're doing to keep you safe timer thirty minutes and everybody makes dancing as they tried to keep the lights on and their neighborhoods bed. Quast checking in with chip away. How the fast casual giant is navigating the Kobe nineteen crisis learning from past pitfalls and now serving up success investing in digital and delivery nightline bringing America. Back starts right now with Juju Chang. Good evening thanks for joining US tonight. Bringing America back with a hot meal and a warm smile. The many faces behind the restaurant. Business slowly reopening their doors three point two million more. Americans filing jobless claims last week so many of them working in the hard hit food industry now the all hands on deck effort to turn the tables five minutes until our purse waiver. Cussing dinnertime rush. Looks a little different for partners? Early who've our and Josh tell them what was once a night out is just a drive by their relaunching their Trendy Chicago Restaurant Pacific Standard Time as takeout. Their bowl to sell two hundred means a salad of vegetable protein. Deserve that's fifty five dollars. A family of three or four. When you drive at the restaurant comes out in clubs chocolate. You drive away. It's an ambitious and risky venture for the restaurant that previously prided itself on being a place to go for laid-back dine in shared plates. What keeps you up at night where to insert the employees are number one for sure how to bring them back the other thing keep the recently. It's just like how to restart. That's the question facing so many across the country right now as states navigate how best to get back to work now more than two thirds of the nation's governors are allowing business in some form to open back up restaurants crippled by the crisis by some estimates losing over two hundred twenty five billion dollars to the pandemic the National Restaurant Association estimating eight million layoffs two thirds of all the jobs lost in March. Were in food service right now. While the stimulus packages have included relief for restaurants. There was a sharp outcry that big chains were benefiting over mom's and pop's now some states allow dine in customers. It's with capacity restrictions. We take you inside the effort to reopen and reinvent from the small businesses battling to hold on to the beloved southern Shane. That's an economic bellwether and the workers impacted the most. I could never imagine that compaign. I'd still wouldn't be working. We're only with very limited resources. Huge knowns since opening in two thousand Eighteen Pacific Standard Time has garnered a lot of fanfare the eighty two hundred square foot. Eatery has an open kitchen floor plan complete with wood fire. Burning Ovens people were breaking bread together and sharing food and really feeling like family in the community when the pandemic hit. What did that do to your business right before we got the shelter in place orders? I think we were down. I would say maybe sixty or seventy percent That last weekend that we operated we had about ninety a full time and part time employees at the time And we furloughed all but eight. So did you apply for any of the stimulus money. Yes we did apply for the PC. It's very very murky area closing for more than six weeks. Food is back in the kitchen. They've been doing but some items are things. Not on the menu like masks and temperature checks. We've got a timer going off in thirty minutes and everybody makes a beeline to the antics. So ninety employees. How many are you able to bring back with this project? Approximately twenty five thirty percent at the end of their first day of takeout orders. Sales are a fraction of work. Early and Josh had hope for only eighty six meals. Sold seeing like a lower-than-expected on this first night. It's a little bit nerve. Wracking restaurant doesn't start getting some oxygen right as it gets. It could get pretty dire here the next couple weeks. The National Bureau of Economic Research Sates that restaurants have only thirty percent chance of survival if this crisis lasts for more than four months. What do you make about? I think it's spun on at. I think we have less time to address the issues really in order for decision period. Camilla Marcus owns Westbourne. Community-based restaurant in New York City. Her restaurant now closed she fears. It may never come back. She along with other members of the independent restaurant. Coalition have become advocates arguing that the restaurant industry is so crucial for economic recovery. That IT DESERVES. Its own bailout. Inc's asking for one hundred. Twenty billion dollars is simply for our industries. You're working at all. Levels of the hill with every single statement is critical from New York City all the way to the lone star state this waffle house just outside. Houston has just reopened. Its doors to dine in customers. That rather sit down any action he ought to take it. Home is boring. It's the waffle house. The beloved chain has a reputation for keeping griddles hot. Even during the worst of times we've always been essential workers and hurricanes natural disasters ice storms snowstorms. We've always been here. Fema even uses the restaurants as an indicator for how dire circumstances are the so-called waffle house index manager. Chachi Torres has been here for twenty years if we close a waffle house down. It means it's pretty bad. The chain closed nearly seven hundred restaurants while keeping about twelve hundred fifty locations like this one open. Okay offering to go orders WAFA has people are very resilient so we come up with ways. We have so groceries within a restaurant. Torres says health and safety is the priority. We sanitize door handles. We sanitize each hour. The tabletops every other booth is blocked off for show for this is. This is a touch less menu that each customer can use as they are visiting our restaurant for customers. Like Gloria these measures. Bring her confidence. It's very important for me. Not only nyamulagira depressed. But I just recently had surgery. Ten Days post-surgery. Meanwhile in Las Vegas a city whose future relies on people going out deirdre young also wonders if restaurants can adapt on a large scale to stay healthy and safe When when when servers do go back to work is going to be very very hard. We get everybody from everywhere. The mother of three is a waitress and bartender at an Irish pub. On the Strip serving his amazing mom has been a server all her life too. And I said I wanted to be just like my mom. But on Saint Patrick's Day pub closed. And she's been laid off ever since the pub eventually reopened for takeout but didn't need her at the bar. She was able to file for unemployment and her husband still works his construction job on reduced ours. But it's GonNa be tough if she's not working by the summer unemployment itself runs out. I WANNA say at the end of June and we. Kinda do live paycheck to paycheck. We use the whole stimulus check on the house. The few didn't help us. We would have the Las Vegas Strip. We Are the light of Las Vegas. We are what keeps it going said that a good restaurant will not only feed your body. It'll nurse your soul. One of our customers our place you know. One of our slogans is common. Experience are doing day so anybody that comes in. We walk them them. You were literally friends to strangers last month. We're no strangers to make friends with here at Portofino. Sixty seventy percent was lost just overnight or in the dining room shutdown that we went straight to delivers and take out curbside. So it wasn't easy. But we adjusted Tony Jonah rockies and Antonio's okkas own this local Greek Italian eatery they received a little over one hundred thousand dollars from the paycheck protection program which has helped last week. They were allowed to go back to full service and they're off to a pretty good start. I can tell now eighty five percent so we're doing very good. Tennessee is allowing restaurants to reopen at fifty percent. Dining capacity with table spread at least six feet apart and no more than six guests per table. Most of the stuff we've already been doing masks are required for customers but the state has said a few best practices for restaurants starting right when the patrons walk in good good been exposed to over ninety sure. Have you had any symptoms? Have you had a fever password? Lago Keep Burma. Tony asked ten of his servers to return. But only three said Yes for Roxy Sandwich. The decision to come back was a no brainer. I got a family. Got Those seventy eight year old mother. The senior Housego. So my bill's gone parts of her job changed that bright smile hidden behind mask. But she feels the love from her regulars. All the tears have been substantially better people realize. I've never seen happier more appreciative customers in my life. And I've done this for thirty eight years although Portofino 's is up and running it's buffet style. Sister restaurant will not be reopening despite that loss both Tony and Antonio remained confident with their decision offering this advice. Don't give up especially if you love what you're doing it will come back and they'll come back stronger and coming up one on one with the CEO of AAA have Mexican Grill. Chain is harnessing the power of technology and door-to-door deliveries to bounce back from Kovin support. Lay a rare bright spot in the otherwise bleak outlook for restaurant chains from meat shortages to pass pitfalls the Mexican burrito giant is navigating these turbulent times by taking the fast casual concept digital earlier. This week I spoke to Brian. Nickel the CEO of AAA Brian. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having. So how is AAA handling issues with the food supply chain? Because recently Wendy's announced they're experiencing beef shortages. Are you seeing shortages across country? You know we've been very fortunate. Our supply chain has held up through this whole process. Obviously we've had some spot outages here there But you know our partners have really managed this With excellence and obviously a major event occur That would impact or supply chain going forward today We've been very fortunate with all of our supply whether it's a products all the way to chicken and Avocados so we're in good shape and yet are you seeing. I know there's concern in this area. Meat prices going up and should consumers expect to see a price increase on their meals are prices a remained relatively stable. Obviously we've seen prices starting to move up. We have no plans to raise prices in restaurants because we think anything that does occur. We'd be temporary in nature so as of right. Now we're feeling good about the way we're priced national. Paula is a rare bright spot in the restaurant industry. That's been so hard hit by cove. It how were you able to convert exclusively to pick up and delivery so quickly? We've been investing over the last couple of years on our digital access so you can order Poland the APP on the web and then we have access points whether it is grab and go or delivery both that are pretty much contact. Lesser can be contactless so we've invested dramatically to have a dedicated kitchen support all that access and The adoption of consumer behavior just ramped up and most recently in the month the mark. We had like one hundred percent increase in our digital business and my understanding is now digital is like seventy percent of your business but chip also weather the E. coli contamination the foodborne illnesses years back. What steps are you taking your restaurants now to keep your employees and customers saved from cove? It look unfortunate time in our company we learn from it and the good news is I think we have adopted a culture of being a leader in food safety an employee wellness and that actually really prepared us well for the Kobe situation from a health and wellness standpoint. We were already doing wellness checks on employees. Obviously we had to include symptoms associated with Kobe. we were already providing hand sanitizer in the restaurant when people came in through the front door. The hand sanitizers were in. The back of the restaurant are team. Members knew about the protocols of handwashing. We already had the principle that no employees need to work. If they're not feeling well we provide paid sick. Leave the first day. Join our company. We put in place air filtration systems to really support our customers and our employees and as we learn more about ways to keep our employees healthy and safe like the addition of mass. Now were providing mass. We'll continue to invest in our people to keep them healthy and save. I know that you've been conservative and capture dining rooms closed you've given workers bonuses. Have you had to lay off employees? And how do you see the route to the future? We're unique restaurant company. In the fact that we own all of our restaurants we have eighty five thousand employees. That are all a part of the culture and family and we've been able to keep really just about. Oliver restaurants open so we increased hourly pay Started in March goes through the month of May we're able to provide bonuses and then obviously we've enhanced all the benefits around telemedicine and access to mental health benefits moving forward. How do you see the transition to dine in again? Look back is going to be one that we're going to take our time with on opening the dining rooms. We'll actually be partnering with local Public Health Public health officials government and CDC. Because we want to make sure as we opened the dining room. We're doing our part to contain the virus and I think it through the collaboration of all those that I mentioned we're going gonNA come out in a place where we're executing the AAA experience in the right way that supports people in their communities that we operate fully end up next feeding the soul of our Healthcare Heroes. Finally tonight adding the ingredient of love. Hard at work chef Mark Garcia and his employees at Kozaki a Sushi restaurant in New York City stepping up to feed the Healthcare Heroes Fighting Cova nineteen prepping fifty meals and delivering them to essential workers at Mount Sinai hospital forever. Grateful for their neighbors rolling in when they need the most. And we salute you. That's nightline tonight you can watch all of our full episodes on Hulu. We'll see right back here at the same time tomorrow. Thanks for staying up with us. Good Night America. So there's two guys. 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