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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

05:10 min | 7 months ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Here & Now

"As congress continues to stall on extending federal aid to communities. Hard hit by this pandemic nonprofits are stepping up to meet the needs of people but many of those charities are also struggling rip. Rapson is president and ceo of the kresge foundation. And he's been rethinking. How nonprofits operate in this crisis. The kresge foundation is a private philanthropy based in the detroit area that operates nationally and we should note. It is a supporter of npr rip. Welcome thank you. it's a pleasure to be with you. Yes so from your perspective as a leader in philanthropy. How dire is the situation in our country right now. oh my it's it's impossible to overstate. And i think of you. View it through the lens simply of a pandemic driven recession. It would be bad enough. But i think because it was also accompanied by this massive rupture around racial justice We are looking at a situation that is from the perspective of privately endowed philanthropy sort of pushes all of our levers of concern and kind of calls on all of our possible uses of institutional capital pushing all of those levers. What are the levers. What's changing in the strategy. Use in deciding who gets help. And who doesn't for a private philanthropy. Six months ago was such a clarion call to just step up and be there in the moment. Aggregate money around health needs around keeping nonprofits afloat helping childcare centers. Stay open helping small businesses Keep their employees and it wasn't much more complicated than that it was just. How do you do that quickly. And i think we've seen that in almost every city across the country. I think the response has been effective. But we also have to do more but doing moore's is hurt we're financially constrained way anybody else's and it just involves are digging a little deeper being a little more thoughtful and realizing that there are some trade offs that we've just got to pull some of our effort forward in into high gear. Yeah knowing that we are living through a public health crisis and there will continue to be needs in the months and years ahead how do you balance short-term and long-term giving the the short term giving can't go on indefinitely we really have to figure out a way of delivering health services economic support services educational services housing services. The whole gamut of of community need in a very different way. And i actually think tiny. That's one way in which detroit might actually have something to say to the broader communities of the country because we in some ways went through this in the bankruptcy of seventy ten years ago where our private sector had bottomed out our public sector was being indicted our nonprofit sector sort of hanging on by a thread and philanthropy head to step into the void. And i think we learned a lot about what that looks like But over the long term we had to figure out a different way of sort of cracking. These really tough problems and build our way slowly. Slowly slowly back to solvency and health and vitality. And i think the big question here is whether you can pull the different sectors back into a different role and relationship and i think that when week come out the other side of covid In however many months it will be. I think our decision-making machinery has to look different. Private sector has some tools. Philanthropic sector has some tools. The public sector has some tools. And we have to figure out a way to sort of stitched those together to create a greater capacity to take on issues that i think are just going to be so weighty and so painful unless we do but as i mentioned earlier though congress also has the tools the naval unable to come up with a deal it seems that the humanitarian he'll to provide relief to people struggling during the pandemic has not worked. Is there another way from your view. Another case to be made to compel members of congress to act in some ways the unit of government that is the least well resourced. Local governments are actually working in ways. That have kept our communities. Afloat and i must admit for the life of me. I do not understand why the moral argument coupled with the argument of efficacy that. They're actually getting things. Done isn't enough to free up resources to help make that job easier. We're talking ultimately about the residents of our communities and Municipal government can only do this for so long. So i'm hoping that it's sort of the the two step that it's it's a moral imperative and it's a practical umberto. This is the only.

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The promise -- and perceived peril -- of bringing green amenities to low-income communities

Climate Cast

04:44 min | 2 years ago

The promise -- and perceived peril -- of bringing green amenities to low-income communities

"Support for climate cast comes from bank of america financing clean energy initiatives and advancements in renewable energy and spurring innovation and the growth of environmentally focused companies markets. It gets in jobs bank of america n._a. Member f._d._i._c. new inclusive climate change solution. I'm n._p._r. Chief meteorologist paul paul hutton here. This is climate. The minneapolis foundation has awarded its first round of grants designed to involve involve low income diverse communities in climate change initiatives. One of those is an effort from the city of saint paul x._l. Energy and our car to bring <unk> shared electric cars and charging stations to lower income communities but what will it take to get buy in from residents. Shomar givens is senior program officer at the kresge foundation and she just wrapped up a nationwide effort to bring climate solutions to fifteen low income communities. She joins me via skype shomar. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us on climate cast today but thank you for having me. I really appreciate it. Correct me if i'm wrong but i think i've seen some polls that show people of color and low income communities is are really strong advocates of climate solutions so i'm wondering what are the best methods that we can use to engage that support absolutely as poll well after poll after poll instead you have to study that shows that communities of color in particular are some of our strongest environmental advocates. I think the challenge is that these communities for a very long time have not been engaged in a way that connects the dots to their lived experiences communities of color low income communities are are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards cumulative hazard and are often you know the first and worst hit by climate change however there's been a framing of climate that has not necessarily resonated with these communities but when you engage these communities and really connect that to the economic social public the health issues that they're facing every day. It's like a high of course and they become your strongest advocates. There's a project here in the twin cities. He's called our car that would bring shared electric vehicles into low income neighborhoods and i'm curious how your view that kind of green infrastructure structure project in a neighborhood versus more of a policy initiative at a broader level. I think that having electric infrastructure along communities is a good good thing. I do think that <hes> there is a tension right across the country about how we do i. I think it's not what we do. Right is how we do it. I think it's important martin to really get their voice around the best way right that we're deploying this type of electric vehicle infrastructure and we know that in this real estate had an income scenario that we live in these days you know it's hard for a lot of people to find affordable places to live so if we bring it infrastructure into low income home neighborhoods does the issue of gentrification become something we need to consider. There are communities that worry and are actually afraid to bring green.

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Pope Calls Child Sex Abuse ‘a Human Problem,’ Tamping Down Summit Expectations

All Things Considered

00:59 min | 2 years ago

Pope Calls Child Sex Abuse ‘a Human Problem,’ Tamping Down Summit Expectations

"After the collapse of a dam that held back ways from an iron ore mine. Hundreds of people are missing from the disaster, which has killed at least sixty people. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Hugh charitable trusts, celebrating seventy years of serving the public. Learn more at Hugh trusts dot org slash seventy and the Kresge foundation. Ed, Kresge dot org.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"Debate a lot. I mean, we're we're overweight emerging this on a secret all of our peers into that. I think a lot of our peers have a significant overweight. Now, the question is is it too much of an overweight, and what are the bumps going to be between? I think if you go to sleep today and wake up in ten years, you'll be up into the right? What does the road? They are look like is a different question and at your size so coat for billion. How do you think about fees in some of the more expensive areas? We didn't now two years ago. I want to say where hedge fund analyst was tasked with pull all the financial documents of everyone of our hedge funds and figure out what fees we paid. And we're gonna go after the people that would be the highest fees to and then it turned out that the person we pay the highest fees to was also our highest net return. There's well that was an interesting exercise, wasn't it. Armed with that information. We could at least have a conversation with the manager say, listen explained to me where all these fees are going, and is this the right amount in so having the knowledge is helpful to have the conversation. And that's where it's gotta start. We're not big enough to drive a fetus cussin', but we do engage in conversation, and we have seen some more flexibility. Right managers are offering a couple different fee structures. You knew the one or thirty we've got one that's zero in thirty. That's kind of unique. We've got ones that are over a benchmark versus over an absolute, right? And so the fact that managers while they might not always be reducing fees. They have seemed to offer some different alternatives to allow investors to choose the fee structure that we think philosophically fits best with us on the private side. I think a lot of people have been using. Investments to work down the gross to net spread. I think maybe that's moderately successful across the universe. Said with some skepticism under. You guys haven't done that. We had used co investments, and I'll put us in the moderately successful. It's certainly not the, hey, we're gonna see gross to net shrink by half. We're not big enough to do it that way. I think that works for some of the big funds that our staff that way. And that's the smart thing to do for somebody at our size questionable donors, turn to some closing questions. What is your favorite hobby your activity outside of work and family? I don't think this will be surprised anybody. Who knows me? Well, I am a huge skier wintertime is my favorite time of year. I was just e mailing with somebody earlier today. Trying to convince them to come on a ski trip with me. If money were no object. I would be a ski bum hands down. What your favorite spot Jackson Hole is probably my favorite. I don't get to go. There that often relates to ski the same way. I do every route west everywhere that's not Michigan ice. How about that? By that. What's your biggest pet peeve? Hopefully, I haven't used to many today. Buzzwords buzzword bingo management buzzword, bingo, when you're sitting across from manager, and they're trying to explain their very fancy strategy using all these buzzwords Clinton. Nothing is no let's start with this. I'm going to give you a dollar..

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"You invest in that company, and how did you do an organizational turnaround in a way, I'm collecting little data pieces that will inform me when I'm the GP of a fund and thinking about how am I gonna drive value creation in this fund? And I think that's interesting. It's a step. It's different. But I think exciting, and hopefully, I'll have an opportunity to it would have been the biggest challenges you face the last couple years emerging markets have been a tough place to be if you were talking investing. There's years where you look smart for over waiting emerging markets. There's years you'll less smart were, you know, less smart timeframe, we've been in a decent period for liquidity. I think what I I started managing liquidity was like a daily and weekly. I mean that was all we really looked at finding new opportunities. I think we've kissed more frogs and said no to more things in the past two years. That's. It's not demoralizing. It's just hard finding something differentiated where you feel so compelled at the price and the risk return opportunities. Interesting. I've heard that story before of met ten other managers that look just like that. So the volatility that we've had recently this year past couple months is actually a bit exciting. We're finally gonna see some differentiation. We're gonna see some shakeout of people who you know, rode the wave up for the past ten years there's going to be shake out. There will be paying right there will be losses in places. But I think I think it will be more interesting investment period going forward other challenges. I think we're constantly driving to improve our operating metrics. We're always thinking about how can we travel better smarter cheaper do more, right? Live within a budget. We're not experiencing massive growth in the portfolio. We also can't expect to grow our operating budget by a massive mousters. Like, okay, are we're gonna do more than we did last year on the same or less budget? So that's a little bit of a challenge. I guess thanks to air. BNB is not that challenging I guess. What are the hot buttons of either discussion or investment areas on your team? What to do about paper gains inventor is a hot button. I wouldn't say that there's differing opinions. I mean, we all see these paper gains. And we know it needs to come down. Is there anything you can do? Remember the last time that happened on these things were public and the venture capital firms held them until you could go out for stocks and hedge now they're still in private hands. Yeah. There's a lot less. We're doing it a bit just with our index hedges, we know regionally where our exposure is you can use some of the regional hedging. You can do a little bit of sector hedging, so you can do a little bit of. It's imperfect. Timing is not perfect cashflows are never gonna match up. And then you have to balance that with if we just sit here and don't contribute. Anything don't commit to any new venture funds for the next ten years. You're gonna have massive into your risk. So going zero for the next ten years is also not the right answer. Is it a hot button? I think everybody's in agreement on what that is the value bias is probably a bigger hot button. We got it wrong for the last ten years is abandoning ship today the right idea or are we just at the cusp of when it's going to actually start working. Hedge fund returns have been a bit disappointing that one I don't think is a huge hot button for us because we've been ahead of the benchmarks, although low on an absolute number. It's not great. But it's not super painful. I think every agreement on where we are in the credit cycle and potentially the role emerging markets plays long-term writer, are they going to be the growth driver that we all thought they were going to be what is the right amount to have allocated to emerging long-term something that..

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"I would say has evolved the way it worked when I showed up ten years ago different than the way it worked day. Rob is clearly more hands on ten years ago when he had just taken over from Edwin Ed retired rob travel a lot with us do a lot of initial meetings. At this point, rob doesn't do really any initial meetings. And even at this point, the senior team is not always doing the initial meetings because we have a full staff of good analysts who do a ton of outbound calling and and do a lot of filtering. So it's. Probably similar to most of our peers where I always say kissing a lot of frogs to find a prince, right? The analysts start kissing a lot of frogs, and they'll usually start with the phone, call probably have a follow up phone, call write a note, and and we review every Monday ideas, and some of it is top down portfolio construction. We always reminding ourselves that we have a limited amount of time rights of with our limited amount of time. We're gonna focus our efforts. If we're not looking for hedge fund investments, why are we meeting with twenty hedge fund managers? So we're trying to be stewards of our time and spend time meeting with people, and then a name might bubble up for a while. Hey, met this interesting manager got an introduction from so. And so keep them on the watch list next time, you're in San Francisco, meet with them next time, you're in New York, meet with them. And so it will evolve like that. And then there will be some sort of catalyst. They're closing. They're not taking any more money. We've got a exceleron the time. And so then it becomes a bit more earnest, right? Like, okay. Let's make sure we got the data room. Let's go through deals. It's do we know the history of the firm. What do they told us in? What are they not telling us, right? Start talking to some of their investors. Forget what the skeletons are. What is the opportunity might be an amazing manager that we just don't need the exposure. Right. So how do we think about that? How do we think about adding a manager? That's doing something that we already have exposure. To would we fire the other manager that we have do we have room for two. How would we fund this? Once the junior person raises it up to the senior person. There's okay checks the box on quality and something we would consider there's more digging in and then there's most of the time. It's the three senior people spending time talking to each other and saying how would you think about this? How does it compare to the other things you've seen another member of our team is phenomenal good in healthcare, and he grew up in China. And so he helps us a lot with our Chinese portfolio. So coalescing to make sure that we're on the same page and saying do I have the thesis right before we get rob involved. And then at some point, we know we've gotta get rob on board. And so you have a meeting with him before that when you're digging through the due-diligence. Either you're doing the analytical work, you're looking at deals for private fund trying to figure out what full construction who's doing that work combination of the junior and senior people we all have different skill sets. Right. Some of us on the senior team like stories more some of us like numbers more same thing on the junior team. Some like a rigorous excel analysis some like to look at a lot of Industry Research and map manager onto the Industry Research. So variety of approaches in that is done with us. We'll make sure we highlight it to rob. So he knows what direction we're going and we use a number of tools. I would say we've got a great house tool that has dramatically improved..

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"It was good. But it could be better. And they said to us. We don't feel like we're adding value. You ask us to do stuff. But we don't really know what we're doing. Yeah. We can make spreadsheet. Yes. We can make a pitch book. Yes. We could do this. We can have a call with manager. But I feel like I know materials is wide as an ocean as deep as a puddle and suicide how else could we think about this? And so what we did was we actually changed our analyst model to be specialists. So we stayed as gentlest on the senior team. And then we changed our analysts to be asset class specialists, and we made that change probably two and a half three years ago. And what we have got out of. It is amazing their understanding their ownership over the results material is been phenomenal. And so we as a senior team still work as journalists. And so if any one of us might be working on a real estate idea or a venture capital DEA, we will work with the real estate analyst or we will work with the venture capital analyst. And oftentimes the analyst is almost leading us, right? Which is great. The benefit of still being generalist is for example. I just got back from two weeks in China, and I met with venture capitalists and credit hedge funds and public equity and the gamut. But I could come back and say this is what I saw going on in the Chinese economy. This is what I saw was most interesting. And then how does that compare to what I'm seeing in developed markets in preparing the agenda for those trips is working with each of the analysts and them saying these are the best people we've found in these different asset classes, it's. It's a great balance to come back and make good investment decisions as a team because everybody has something to compare it to everybody knows what's going on in the emerging markets on the senior team and everybody can say here's a return in an emerging market versus develop market, and how do those two compare in terms of return opportunity and risk. But then also you can say within the developed world. This is what's going on in public equity versus credit, and which is the better thing to focus on right now. And that is intellectually extremely interesting for me and higher quality than it was ten years ago. Just from our team structure, these are young people out of college a few years experience of the with your throat about how do you decide when their judgment should influence, even so you're going to China for two weeks two weeks? So only certain number meetings. You can take the wherever the road and who sets the agenda for that trip. It's ever Lucien airy we. Have found that the first year young talent is with us. You're feeding them and bring them along. And then it goes through like really this s curve. It's amazing over the short window of time. They go from one level to another level. And then you can see a change. You can see a change in the way. They're writing notes, you can see a change in the ideas. They're delivering up you can see a change in the way their networking, and they're sourcing ideas because they'll travel with us particularly to in you'll meetings, right? And will introduce them to our peers on the senior teams, they'll network with the junior people on the junior teams, and you'll see this pretty dramatic shift in the ideas, they're serving up, and so it's Evelyn canary. We obviously keep tons of lists and research databases around manages operating in different asset classes were all always reading the journal where reading institute investor reading all kinds of sources for ideas. And it becomes two way. It really does become to a, unfortunately, they probably leave us. You know, they're leaving around four or five years when they're getting really good. But it's fun to work with them. And I think makes us sharper and better on the senior team for talk about the dynamic between you and your to Pierce, John, John and then robbed the CIO. Maybe we should just take a manager in your head of sourcing due diligence to team memo to decision making the board walk me through the process and who's responsible for what all the way through that too..

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"And it's it's been amazing. It's just a great intellectual experience to make that shift at what was the structure of the organization at Chris Q when you joined it's about the same size. We've grown a little bit in headcount. But when I went for the position, we spent a lot of time talking about my background, and the fact that they were hiring me specifically for my experience in derivatives. However, the team was structured as generalists from the top to the bottom and at the time, I guess rob was the CIO and there were three of us the senior level in a couple of analysts who worked for us. And everybody worked on everything we had to all manager diligence. We had to all do allocation we were Jacksonville traits. So although my background was specific because we do a lot of trading in the portfolio and hedging overlays. They also expected me to learn how to be a manager sourcing and diligence. So I said, okay. That sounds great. I'd love to learn that. So I looked at it as a gift, and I said who's gonna work with me on the trading side. So I taught them a lot about here's what the street is doing when you're facing off against them on trade. And then they taught me a lot about. Here's the questions you need to ask. What a manager combs. They show you a pitchbook. These are the qualities we look for. And I've learned a ton from my colleagues who come from the NF world and have been doing this a lot longer than myself. What were some of those early lessons on both sides that you taught them on trading. And then that they taught you about manage. You never quite getting the deal that you think you're getting maybe certainly on the trading aside. I think we were trading with one counterparty chances. Are we weren't getting the best price? So step one. Was we pretty significantly expanded the number of counterparties that we traded with and did a lot more price discovery on both the way in the way out. So the some work, but overall improve what we were able to do. So that was good. And then when I first met a manager, I would meet some. Wow, they were really nice. That was great. I totally understand it. And my colleagues would say Donna that was terrible. What? And so that was one data point. And I quickly realized when I got data point number two. I had a line. And when I got data point number three I had a surface, and then I started collecting more and more data points and the picture got so much clearer. And when I work with junior people now, and they first come in. It's so funny to see their reaction to the very first data point that they collect because they have no idea where in the universe that lands and then when they start collecting more and they define the boundaries of the universe. That's what I feel like I spent the first I'm still building my picture of the universe. But building that universe over the first easily to three years of just constantly meeting. More managers. More managers minutes hearing their story having the manager define what their edges having the manager define what their strategy is why they're better than the next person doing the same thing. That was the biggest lesson for me. Is that one data point is just that one? Data point until you know, what the universe looks like you're not gonna make a very good decision from where you were coming derivatives. You're probably talking about public markets. Hausler different was when you're looking at private market investments. Well, what was funny was my last job at the Bank was actually covering financial sponsors in the elbow. Gogo heyday when we were levering deals beyond all possible limits, and so I would see the deals from the Bank side when we were offering credit on the deals, and then we were hedging the deals, and so I I knew what the dealer price..

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"Donna, it is great to see you. Thank you for having me here. It's great CO. Let's start with your background and go from there grew up in the mid west went to school at Notre Dame for undergrad chose to study math because I was getting as in math, and let's just say not getting as in history and English. I remember my dad asking me. What are you do? The math major going to be a teacher. I don't know. But I know I'm getting good grades. So I'm just going to go with it found my way to the actuarial profession, a friend of mine told me, hey, if you take the test, you can get a great internship at pays well, and it should turn into a real job is like, oh that sounds good. I'm good at taking tests. And so I did it. So I started on the path of being an actuary spent a summer out in Hartford as an insurance actually figured out. That was not what what is going to do. But found my way to being a pension actuary, which was a great place to start. So I started my career as a pension actuary in Chicago. It was a great blend of client service consulting as well as technical knowledge. So I learned a lot about these things that are kind of going away called defined benefit pension plans. Learn all about those and along the way we have to take a whole bunch of tests as an actuary one of the tests covered financial markets, and the meter text are the predominant material for the test was fa- bows. Handbook fixed income securities. And I had this moment of I was not mended value pensions for the rest of my life. There is these things called mortgage backed securities instructor finance that seemed wildly more interesting to me. So I did a little bit of digging and figured out that if that was something that I wanted to do I need to go back to business school, and I needed to change a career, and I needed to get out of actuarial work and get into Wall Street. So the path to that was business school. I went to university of Chicago to get my MBA thought it was great that they were known as a Quant school. And I said, well, I'm pretty good numbers. I think I'll be okay. So that was great. And thought I want to go to Wall Street didn't really understand what Wall Street was I thought oh investment banking. And then as I did a little research on that. I thought oh not. And I spent some time with people who are in sales and trading. I thought sales and trading not sales and trading. I don't know the first thing about how to pitch a stock. And I was lucky that in the interview process came upon an individual who understood what my background was and how the skills were extremely transferrable into fixed income derivatives, and he was also university of Chicago graduate. And so he said you're going to come work for me, you're gonna work on my desk. It's a rotational summer program. But your skill set matches really well with derivatives in structuring that was in the early two thousand so it was a great time to get into structure credit. So I did that. So I started with Merrill, Lynch, I spent my summer internship there and then joined fulltime after business school so career number two was in structured derivatives and up getting my CFA after all that good stuff and had a great time learning than about all the capacities of the Bank. And when they found out that my background included work with pensions that was kind of the vaulting L D I trade for the pensions as well. Some the banker said, hey, can you help us talk to our client who has a major pension deficit? We'd like to talk about issuing bond funding the pension plan hedging out the interest rate risk. So even though I was in sales and trading. I ended up spending a ton of time with the investment bankers thinking about corporate finance ideas that lead into some other roles and eventually into corporate derivatives in the capital market side of things, and then one summer a friend called and said, hey, I have given your name to a recruiter..

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NPR, Jenny Hill and South Carolina discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:17 sec | 3 years ago

NPR, Jenny Hill and South Carolina discussed on Morning Edition

"Some high altitude wind shear hurricane Florence is. Now sustaining maximum winds of ninety miles an hour as continues on a course toward the Carolinas. South Carolina, governor hen. Mcmaster, urging residents to prepare for flash flooding and possible wind damage Puerto happens. We will have a lot of rain

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Alaska, Lifelock and Washington discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

02:23 min | 3 years ago

Alaska, Lifelock and Washington discussed on Morning Edition

"Us twenty of them are in alaska there are several wildfires in california colorado and new mexico in colorado one of the state's largest ever fires is burning about two hundred miles southwest of denver the spring creek fire has destroyed at least one hundred thirty two structures you're listening to npr news heavy rain in south western minnesota has triggered heavy flooding some homes have several inches of water in them from minnesota public radio solvay washed bed says some volunteers spent the fourth of july piling up sandbags homes and businesses in murray county minnesota are dealing with rising water from heavy rains county community relations coordinator christie riley says rain added to water accumulated earlier this summer even farmers had trouble getting their crops in the fields they got him and then we got tons of rain water droughts out there road conditions and damage already from the end of june and now this rain on top of it we're just so saturated riley says road conditions have improved homes around the county's lakes still have high water for npr news i'm solvay wasp met a woman who climbed the base of the statue of liberty yesterday is in federal custody she was part of a protest against us immigration policy says new york police department detective brian glacken she was basically up there saying about the children in texas police spent nearly four hours trying to bring the woman down this also meant hundreds of tourists were forced to leave liberty island the national hurricane center says a tropical wave is well organized in the middle of the atlantic ocean it's possible that a tropical depression might format of this wave but the hurricane center says that wins in the ocean will turn unfavourable any storm would probably break up before reaching the caribbean i'm korva coleman npr news from washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with norton works to help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation at kresge dot org archaeological evidence shows.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Around the world the newest addition for the first time includes gaming disorder which is described as a disorder due to an addictive behavior similar to gambling addiction signs include playing video games to the exclusion of other activities and not being able to stop despite significant negative life consequences the psychiatric profession in the united states does not yet officially recognize internet or video game addiction and pediatricians caution that while video gaming is common serious problems are rare on your cabinets npr news new york the us supreme court staying out of two gerrymandering cases one in maryland involves republicans accusing state democrats a first amendment violations by creating districts to favor liberals the second involves wisconsin democrats who allege that state republicans violated their equal protection rights both cases could still play out in lower courts a federal judge is permanently struck down a kansas law that required people to present documented proof of us citizenship in order to register to vote us district court judge julie robinson also ordered kansas secretary estate chris kobuk to complete six more hours of legal education that's an addition to other requirements before he can renew licensed to practice law co bockel that the president's now defunct voter fraud commission says he'll appeal i'm shay stevens npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include the pew charitable trusts marking seventy years of nonpartisan research data learn more at pewtrusts dot org slash seventy and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot org.

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Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Frank Beckmann

02:09 min | 3 years ago

Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

"The flowing lava on hawaii the big island the rolette endless eruption about killer whale continues to take its toll he gamble and maybe they didn't win steve gebbie is one of an estimated two thousand people who had to evacuate of the twenty four fishers that have opened up since the eruption began on may third several are still spewing and using lava changing the landscape forever more than twenty four hundred acres have been consumed by the two thousand degree liquid rock so far as also destroyed dozens of homes and there's still no end in sight that's correspondent jim rupe four people shot and wounded on detroit's greektown pre are in critical condition before victims males in their twenties police say they got into a fight and then the shooting occurred the second shooting in greek town in the last three days a seventeen year old was stabbed and robbed in bloomfield township on ward road this victim was riding a bike last evening northbound on ward police say that he was about to ride past the robber who stepped in front of the bike demanded the victims bike wallet and backpack at knife point and then stabbed the victim in the abdomen and threatened to kill him the stabber is described as a black male in his mid twenties about six three he wore a white hoodie the victim is recovering on the oakland county lakes of vigil was held for a sixteen year old boy who who drowned unclear lake in oxford township county sheriff's office says ten people suffered minor burns in a boat fire on lake orion kresge foundation says it'll give one point five billion dollars in grants for eighteen new projects to improve the neighborhood of the grants are part of a six million dollar program called kresge innovative projects detroit empty lots in virginia park will be transformed into a new park retail space will be created by this money in southwest detroit the projects were picked from one hundred seventy eight different applications from people in groups living in the city of detroit starbucks will close more than eight thousand stores this afternoon they'll conduct anti bias training what will this be the employees will also be watching a film by the award winning documentarian stanley nelson who has done films on the african american experience on racial bias in the past and in.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Has bridge to more permanent housing options the temporary shelters are intended to cut down on the ad hoc and campaigns that have sprung up around the city voters passed a bond measure to spend one point two billion dollars for supportive housing for the homeless over the next ten years but garcetti said quote homeless angelenos can't wait ten years to get off the streets homelessness in los angeles has risen forty nine percents since garcetti took office five years ago the democratic mayor is believed to be considering a run for the white house with recent trips to iowa and new hampshire i knew jaffe npr news software giant microsoft is doing an aboutface adopting the software of a former rival to improve the security of computing devices the company says it will use software based on the lennox operating system not its own windows operating system for new security features to protect internet connected consumer devices microsoft president brand smith says the threat was demonstrated by two thousand sixteen button at attack that took down large chunks of the internet by hijacking routers webcams and other connected devices on wall street monday the dow was up two hundred twelve points the nasdaq gained forty nine i'm jim hawk npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with norton works to help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot.

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Microsoft releases its first Linux product

01:34 min | 3 years ago

Microsoft releases its first Linux product

"Has bridge to more permanent housing options the temporary shelters are intended to cut down on the ad hoc and campaigns that have sprung up around the city voters passed a bond measure to spend one point two billion dollars for supportive housing for the homeless over the next ten years but garcetti said quote homeless angelenos can't wait ten years to get off the streets homelessness in los angeles has risen forty nine percents since garcetti took office five years ago the democratic mayor is believed to be considering a run for the white house with recent trips to iowa and new hampshire i knew jaffe npr news software giant microsoft is doing an aboutface adopting the software of a former rival to improve the security of computing devices the company says it will use software based on the lennox operating system not its own windows operating system for new security features to protect internet connected consumer devices microsoft president brand smith says the threat was demonstrated by two thousand sixteen button at attack that took down large chunks of the internet by hijacking routers webcams and other connected devices on wall street monday the dow was up two hundred twelve points the nasdaq gained forty nine i'm jim hawk npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with norton works to help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot.

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Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

01:20 min | 3 years ago

Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

"Of officer involved shootings and other use of force incidence la police chief charlie beck says the public won't have to rely on the sometimes conflicting accounts from police and witnesses hundreds and hundreds of millions of hours of video and as we get through that we learn more more other evidence will also be available such as recordings of nine one one calls witness statements photos from the scene and the coroner's report but skeptics worry that videos of violent confrontations could inflame tensions between the public and the police for npr news i'm danielle carson in pasadena california israel's military says it carried out an air strike in syria in two thousand seven israel says into story to nuclear reactor syria was secretly building it's been believed that israel was responsible for the bombing this is the first time the israeli military has admitted it i'm korva coleman npr news support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with norton works to help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot org imagine playing a video game.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Health mental health programmes monday's vote comes just two days after the florida senate rejected a proposed ban assault weapons the measures are subject to approval by the house the literary and publishing world have been reeling since selling author sherman alexi got caught up in the mi2 movement last week alexi issued a statement apologizing to people he hurt npr's lend neary has spoken with some of them alexi best known for his national book award winning young adult novel the absolutely true diary part time indian issued his apology before any specific charges had been levelled but ten women who contacted npr outlined a series of experiences with the author including suggestive comments and unwanted sexual advances alexi something of a superstar in literary circles and the women said he used his status to lure them into situations that unexpectedly turned sexual janine walker a poet and teacher is one of three women who went on record with her story at the story about power in abuse of power alexi did not respond to npr's multiple attempts to reach him for comment lynn nearing npr news washington on wall street stocks closed higher monday at recovering from some volatility earlier in the session the dow jones industrials jumped three hundred thirty six points the nasdaq rose seventy two on asian market shares are higher this is npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with nordin works to help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot org.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The florida senate rejected a proposed new ban assault weapons the measures are subject to approval by the house the literary and publishing world have been reeling since bestselling author sherman alexi got caught up in the to movement last week alexi issued a statement apologizing to people he hurt npr's lynn neary has spoken with some of them alexei best known for his national book award winning young adult novel the absolutely true diary of a parttime indian issued his apology before any specific charges had been levelled but ten women who contacted npr outlined a series of experiences with the author including suggestive comments and unwanted sexual advances alexi something of a superstar in literary circles and the women said he used his status to lure them into situations that unexpectedly turn sexual janine walker a poet and teacher is one of three women who went on record with her story at the story about power and abuse of power alexi did not respond to npr's multiple attempts to reach him for comment lynn nearing npr news washington on wall street stocks closed higher monday at recovering from some volatility earlier in the session the dow jones industrials jumped three hundred thirty six points the nasdaq rose seventy two on asian market shares are higher this is npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with nordin works that help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Church of the holy sepulchre as npr's daniel estrogen reports the decision comes after israel backed off a proposal to impose taxes on properties owned by christian churches and paris daniel esturine reports from jerusalem palestinian proustian sending arabic hymns demonstrating outside the church of the holy sepulcher tradition says it's were jesus was crucified and buried christian leaders had closed the site since sunday in protest after the mayor of jerusalem seized some church bank accounts and vowed to tax churches for their commercial properties clergy were also protesting an israeli bill against sales of church lands sales which have upset israelis and palestinians now israel says it will suspend these measures and reexamine the issues clergy welcome to the israeli gesture and said the church would reopen wednesday daniel 'sarin npr news jerusalem the walt disney company has announced a two and a half million dollar explansion plan for a disneyland paris which will face her marvels hooper heroes at plan was unveiled on tuesday following a meeting with french president emmanuel macron and disney executives this is npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with nordin works the help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot org in you are listening to mid day i am mary harris and.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Weeks after the shooting a marjorie sermon douglas high school the florida legislature is fast tracking a bill to allow teachers to carry guns the president of miami deeds teacher's union carla hernandez mats says that's the wrong move one way or that we will now we need protesters continued to call for an assault weapons ban so far that's not on the agenda for npr news i'm jessica bakeman in tallahassee atlantabased delta airlines is coming under attack cutting ties to the national rifle association georges lieutenant governor is threatening to block delta sales tax exemption on jet fuel as punishment for ending a discount program for nra members delta is among the roughly twenty companies that are distancing themselves from the gun rights group this is npr news a new report cites inequality as a threat to s democracy former us senator fred harris wanted the studies editors says the percentage of americans living in deep poverty is higher today than it was in nineteen 75 harris blames a lack of court oversight and the failure of policymakers were resettled gatien of schools and housing harasses warnings in the 1968 kurna commission report were not heeded he is the last surviving member of that commission the un security council is renewing sanctions on yemen but npr's michele kelemen reports that the council is stopping short of accusing iran of violating sanctions by shipping weapons to yemen's who the rebels the unanimous vote in the council came only after russia vetoed a similar resolution to renew sanctions but also raised concerns about the findings by un experts that iran is not complying with an arms embargo us officials allege that iranian weapons are being used by hutu rebels against saudi arabia and ambassador kelly echoes curry says russia shouldn't be protecting around in this case and instead of insisting that iran live up to its international obligations they have invited iran to continue promoting chaos in the middle east their actions will not be forgotten nor will they go unanswered she says the us will continue to raise concerns about what she calls iran's bad behavior in the region michelle kelemen npr news on stock markets in asia shares are mixed to lower in shanghai and hong kong following gains on wall street i'm she stevens npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include lifelock lifelock with nordin works the help protect identities and the information on devices from cybercriminals learn more at lifelock dot com and the kresge foundation ed kresge dot org.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Jim yeah people are always on the go driving the word running here how do they keep informed they listen to wam dogs 1600 just like you if you are a business owner your message could reach these people wherever are travels take them people dude away i'm radio for the latest issues discussed by hosts like joe bags kfi roane accidental lash and they'll st tuned for your messages well goal seven three four nine seven one 1600 today and advertise your business with wam radio and wam radiocom weighty lauck's news radio i'm rich denison president trump warning that if sanctions against north korea don't work it will be time for phase two of the pressure campaign against the nucleararmed nations as to may be a very rough thing may be very very unfortunate for the world the president also continuing his push to arm trained teachers and other school staff to deter mass shootings like last week's in south florida now they have to be very adept i'm not talking about every teacher i'm talking about a small percentage florida governor rick scott wants to raise the legal age to purchase guns in his state to 21 former trump campaigned adviser rick gates pleading guilty today to charges of conspiring against the us and lying to federal authorities he's the fifth person to plead guilty in special counsel robert muller's probe probing russian election meddling gates is expected to cooperate with the investigation fox news we report you decide william news now i'm dan martin camping is returning to detroit scout hollow in rouge park will reopen in the spring after being closed for more than a decade there will be group camping opportunities for detroit children the kresge foundation is getting two hundred thousand dollars to get the seventeen acre site ready for camping the money will also help pay for sleeping bags tents and other gear governor rick snyder wants to the state to spend an additional one hundred million dollars to educate students who can fill jobs in professional trades information technology and other high demand fields snyder is calling it michigan's marshall plan for talent a reference to the us effort to help rebuild europe after world war two speaking thursday in detroit the governor says the state must be ready to respond to.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"He took a few moments in answered often stylish testified he was walking with his daughter and a family friend on a san francisco pierre allow moist startled him and he extinct if we look toward catherine who was already falling to the ground she would die later at a hospital from a gunshot wound to the back jose in nascar siyassa surati mexican citizen is charged with murder for firing the fatal shot his defences arguing the shot was an accident after he founded discarded gone wrapped in cloth and it went off as he was unwrapping it witness who took a photo of garcia's rotted before the shooting is expected to testify next i'm alex emslie kqed news some santa clara county jail inmates are refusing to eat that's despite a deal made last week to hold off a planned hunger strike jose vii of the civil rights group silicon valley de bugs as hundreds of inmates started refusing meals sunday upset by sheriff lawrie smith comments about the threatened hunger strike in response to share of lorry misstatement which is we do not allow gangs to run to jail and some of them could stand to lose a little weight that statement was reported by the local news blog san jose inside a sheriff's spokesman says the vis small percentage of inmates have refused county provided meals but have been seen eating previously purchased commissary food i'm brian watt kqed news support comes from fourteen forty malta versity science of connecting mind body and devotion foreign students success conference january 12th through the fifteenth support for npr comes from the kresge foundation expanding opportunities in america cities through grant making and social investing more at kresge dot org and by.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Filter it yep feel trip this week right i so we got that going it's free of charge for those of you who haven't tried it out yet then thanks did the we had the what the head of the kresge foundation thanks did the kresge foundation they are underwriting of the tickets for the arrest of the month of june and the rest in the month of july two so if you haven't been a i want to do something with the family that's different you might want to consider doing that between now and who knows the end of the end the summer just again but here we are talking about the end the summer because among other things the days of you notice lorry that these are getting shorter the three days into that though rhino summer officially the arrived early on wednesday morning king and the sun was up at five fifty six this morning will set than i at nine thirteen like driving in the dark in the morning don't you just kinda laid out today well yeah what was when we were coming in so enjoy the as much as you can of the conditions existing out there with the sunshine maybe a little rain and we're still trying to hold off the rain maybe tomorrow afternoon little rain but for tomorrow night the fireworks at nine fifty five the era goal but we'll check in with the man who's charged with the responsibility of having the fireworks yago on or they after move it but but i don't think that will happen anyway we'll we'll check on that story to and what other story were working oh yeah you mentioned yesterday right that the w and we were going through a tv shows illegal usually do on saturday morning the reality shows the ones that are most popular like after the nba playoffs the most popular primetime programme even the scripted shows was america's got talent so we usually go over that and then we go over a the the bachelor or the bachelorette a whichever is the case over there on abc and you brought up a number.

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"kresge foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"kresge foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Called putin's gambit all about russia oh or just wait till you hear some ideas from lou dobbs coming up on the frank beckmann show at wjr detroit seven sixty wjr news dick hafner applicable southbound i seventy five was closed for hours this morning due to a gruesome accident a garden city man died after he fell off his motorcycle was hit over and over again by other vehicles on southbound i seventy five near dix toledo and woodhaven it isn't clear of another vehicle was involved in causing the initial accident there free freeway is now open police say the victim is a 33yearold man from garden city a reckless driver tried to pass traffic on a gravel shoulder at high speed the result the 22yearold roseville woman who was that driver was killed two 14yearold girls are in critical condition at a hospital after that headon crash in sterling heights the police say the woman who was travelling in a lane that was ending so the driver tried to speed around another car on the shoulder instead the car went into the gravel in then it lost control and the car went across the center line sliding sideways into the oncoming traffic and crashing with the minivan the other two people in the minivan are going to be okay detroit's kulen is getting out the bugs that you line is making changes to reduce wait times and try to speed up travel like illuminating stopping at stations where nobody is waiting and no passengers wanna get off this comes after complaints from some riders that it takes too long to go down woodward on the new streetcars the kresge foundation meantime is going to cover the dollar and a half fair on the queue line streetcar service for july lyon august to try to promote usage and bill more confidence in public transit up fifty five year old detroit man.

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