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"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"In terms of sort of the bigger scale changes and things in this agenda, is there anything we haven't talked about that are one or two or three more things you just want to sort of shout out that would have in your mind sort of some of the biggest scale impact there's support for a bill to daylight a hundred intersections a year, that seems like one that would have a really big sort of broad impact what are a couple other things we haven't talked about that you want to highlight for people and you don't even have to take my construct if there's something that's less of the sort of broad impact and just something that's particularly near and dear to you that's in this agenda shout it out too before we before we say goodbye, but what are a couple of things we haven't talked about that you want to highlight for people? Well, this one is both near and dear to me and I think probably the most impactful thing, which would be to eliminate parking mandates in the city zoning code. So for folks who don't know, parking mandates were put in place all around the country in the 50s and 60s when the kind of Robert Moses era planning was that every family would have a car, you know, they'd be able to drive to the country for their entertainment and that a car was a symbol of upward mobility for every American family. Yeah, you know, we got, yeah, we got the bridges. We got Jones beach. So it's had really enormously negative impacts. I could not go into all of them right now, even if we had another half an hour. Just for people who aren't as familiar. Yeah, go ahead. I'll give a quick summary, but I will just say, Henry grabar has an amazing new book out called paved Paradise for folks who want to dig deeper into this. It really goes into it. But I would say the two biggest things that this has done is it has incentivized car ownership, of course. And when you have parking in your building, you're incentivized to own a car, and then drive it, and then you want parking where you're going to go. And this has just contributed directly to sprawl in America. And to continued use of cars to our climate crisis, it also dramatically increases the cost of housing. In New York City, especially estimates are that it costs a $150,000 to build one parking spot in a new residential building. That cost is being directly passed on to renters. Many of whom don't actually own cars, you're much more likely to own a car if you're wealthier and if you own your home, so renters are
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"They can't count on the buses, no almost nobody can count on the buses to get them where they need to go on time so you get people more into vehicles, whether they own them or hiring them. All right, we don't have too much longer here, so I want to get into a few other things. You want to eliminate all city parking placards. You don't even want to reduce them and go to an electronic system and more enforcement. You don't think there should be any city parking placards for city employees. Is that correct? That's correct. And you don't see any justification that city workers have to go to various building sites. And they have to go do different things as part of their job with many stops and it's not necessarily something where they can take public transit and you're eliminating in your vision, many other parking spots, but they shouldn't have a placard to be able to park temporarily in certain locations for doing their jobs. So I think it's important to note at the outset how much this program is abused. And it's been impossible for the city to manage that abuse. We see an NTA vest on a dashboard. And the person is parked in a fire hydrant or in a crosswalk. So the program as it is just doesn't work. And I think it's hard to kind of root out the corruption without eliminating the program. Yeah, I mean, we'd like to see more city workers commuting by public transit. I think that our city might value public transit more if more of its elected officials and employees were using it. We'd like to see more use of, for example, cargo bikes, their cars and parks. There's parked department cars driving around Central Park and prospect park and other parks. They're supposed to be car free. They should be using at least smaller or lighter duty vehicles, you know, the kind of golf cart type vehicle or cargo bikes. So yeah, I think that incentivizing people not to drive, especially into the central business district, is important. A couple of other things I want to hit on. This explosion of deliveries, you know, especially it was already happening pre COVID and then just got supercharged during the pandemic as people were staying home and ordering in more, whether it's stuff from Amazon or it's dinner or whatever it might be. This is another instance where it's remarkable to me how slowly city government has acted and moved and it's these delivery. This is part of the reason there's double parking all over the place. This is part of the reason that bus lanes are blocked and bike lanes are blocked and then there's more traffic and people in the regular driving lanes are going crazy. What should happen around the use of curb space relative to deliveries and the. One thing that concerns me is this question of if you dedicate more loading zone space and you create more space for deliveries, we're only going further down this direction of incentivizing more and more delivery when that probably shouldn't be the goal. What's the thinking on this? I guess I'm not sure why that shouldn't be the goal. You know, I like to talk about the fact, you know, I'm going to go to the grocery store. People should probably go to the grocery store and not have you know, I'm a single working. I work full time. I have two kids. I love being able to order my groceries. It makes my life easier and clearly
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"We saw in Paris when they introduced a seasonal program, 67, something like that percent of restaurants just stopped participating. You know, it almost feels like it's been put in there by the council as a poison pill to kill the program that people complain about. That some people complain about a lot of people. People who love the program are too busy having fun dining outdoors with their friends to say how much they love it. And then to your point about the sheds, the ones that are not being maintained. For sure, those should come down. I don't think anyone thinks like, yeah, let's keep those up. And I think a lot of it is just the precariousness of not understanding what the permanent program will look like. Some restaurants have just let them fall into disrepair because they're like, you haven't told us what we should be investing in, so we're not investing anymore. But the permanent program would come with some design guidelines. And then we can enforce those, right? And we can say, you know, yeah, sorry, go ahead. No, no. Speaking of design guidelines and just going back to that point and then something else you said, this question around people raise also that we're just you want fee on it so I understand that it's not just giving, but this idea of allowing private businesses to use this much public space. And in some cases, building structures that seem like it's just another room of the restaurant and it's not exactly, you know, I know we're moving away from this to some degree, but it's part of the reason people still like the outdoor dining is that it's more COVID safe or just safe in terms of breathability and any other any other transmissible sicknesses that might be going around. But that a lot of restaurants are just sort of putting out an outdoor, you know, it's like a separated room of the restaurant.
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"So it's been hard, I think, for advocates to track. It's been an ongoing negotiation between the administration and the city council. But this is a really important time for a few reasons. One, just logistically, restaurants had to once again ramp up for the summer with no understanding of what the permanent program would look like. You know, they want to make investments in their outdoor dining structures, but they don't know if next week they're going to have to tear them down because the council bans them. It's just been, I think, really disrespectful to restaurants who put in a lot of work and time and resources on this program with zero guidance from the city. So that's one piece. But also, this program was put in place through an emergency order in the pandemic. And it has been re upped every. It's something like every 30 days, they have to re up this emergency order. There's a lawsuit saying that we're no longer in a COVID emergency, therefore. The order is not valid and the program is not valid. We're waiting. Any day that lawsuit could come down, but given that last week, Biden let the federal COVID emergency order lapse, we think that this is really a precarious time. If that lawsuit came down tomorrow and said, the program's invalid, restaurants would have 30 days to completely dismantle their sheds. And like you said, there's a lot of sheds out there. A lot of dining structures out there. That would be chaos on our streets. And again, just incredibly hard on the restaurants who have been struggling to survive through the pandemic. So we really think the council and the administration have got to get this done. They have to get this done tomorrow. What are the key, what are the key things that
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"We know our only 4% of low income people commute that way. So it's very small. But yeah, it has to be a holistic solution. We can't expect people to get out of their cars if they don't have better ways to get around 100%. That said, it has to be done together, right? Because to your point, you put in a bus lane, but you're not getting people out of cars, and they park in the bus lane, and the buses go slow. People then say, well, this isn't working. It's not working for me. I'm not going to switch to the bus. This bustling is stupid. You know, so we have to have it all work together. One of the reasons why we really focus on enforcement actually, you know, the bustling camera program was very successful, but somewhat limited. We were really excited to see in the state budget this year, that program expand. The more we can have enforcement that's automated, where people just know, if I do this illegal thing, I'm going to get a ticket. So right now, people think, I'll just gamble, you know? I'm parking the bus line, parking the bike lane. I'll park double park illegally, and the chances of getting a ticket are so small that it's worth the risk. With automated enforcement, we can shift behavior because people will know, actually, I'm just going to get a ticket. So I'm just not going to do it. And so it's that behavior shift that's really important in creating a bustling that works so people can get there quickly. A bike lane that's not blocked by cars all the time, making it rendering it useless for safety purposes. You know, I ride my son to school on a cargo bike and we luckily have a bike lane on Columbus that we bike down.
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"And then they have a bunch of other ones they're working out around the city. So we're just anxiously waiting for those continued, they're called street improvement projects. To continue and to continue to build, like I said, these self enforcing streets. And the New York City Department of Transportation has an open streets program website that everybody can visit. There's a long list of open streets in the program, although, I don't know how up to date all of this has kept and as you said, some of it very often has been heavily reliant on volunteers and people setting up infrastructure and then some local challenges, sometimes and all that. Let me ask you about this question of temporary versus permanent, you know, a lot of the open streets, you know, they do it on weekends. Things start sort of like around or after this or rush hour on Friday evening and go through Sunday. Is there are there challenges to doing it sort of part time like that, where it doesn't, where some of these programs then don't develop the sort of awareness of it. But then if you have something permanent and people are often seeing like, hey, we've got all these streets closed down, but nobody's out here playing and hanging out and it seems like it's just, you know, closing off vehicle traffic to make congestion elsewhere and nobody's really you get those sort of hackles. How do you think about sort of what approach the city should take in terms of regulating the programs and allowing different hours and whether there should be more permanence to some of this and how to evaluate those questions? Yeah, I think it's a great point. You know, some of these streets, like I said, depending on the neighborhood, for example, Amsterdam is a major through street on a weekday. There's bus lines, you know, there's a lot of deliveries. So making that permanent, I don't think would be really feasible. We could make changes to reallocate some of the space. You know, we'd love to see wider bike lanes. We'd love to see a dedicated bus lane. But making it a permanent open street might be just technically a little bit difficult. 34th avenue, on the other hand, is a great example of a place where some of those permanent changes make sense. I did also want to mention one other part of the program that we're really excited about, which is open streets for schools. And so this is around schools. Where they kind of, again, limit that vehicle traffic to make it safer for kids, going to and from school. We know in New York City as a whole. The most dangerous places for kids are around schools. It's where the majority of crashes involving kids happen. So making those streets safer is really important. And in
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Find them all at max politics wherever you get podcasts or at the Gotham gazette website. We've been diving into a number of different topics, many great guests, a few quick highlights in recent weeks include a really good, interesting discussion with state senator Gustavo Rivera of The Bronx, breaking down a lot of the new state budget that was passed at the beginning of May here in 2023. Also had a discussion with a leading housing advocate, see a weaver about why housing policy negotiations fell apart in the budget, then got a different perspective on that, but very recently here on the show with basha gerhards of the real estate board of New York who talked about real estate community and developers and their interests in housing policy, what wasn't done in the state budget, which was just about everything, and what comes next. And I'll also highlight recently on the show very different topic, city council recently released a mental health road map and the city council's mental health committee chair council member Linda Lee of queens join me to discuss mental health related policy in the city and much more. So that's a smattering of recent guests in episodes. There's plenty of others in the podcast feed and at the Gotham gazette site. And of course, also it Gotham gazette dot com. You can find all of our reporting on city and state government and politics. All right, Sarah, lind of open plans.
"lind" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Outdoors and there are major programs like the city's open streets and open restaurants initiatives that are being expanded or revisited or debated as they so often are. Those are conversations among many related to our public spaces in New York City, how New Yorkers live, get around, recreate, collaborate, innovate, argue, and so forth. And among the other debates in this discussion include the recent advancements at long last of the congestion pricing program for New York City, which will largely apply to a core of Manhattan, but impacts the entire city and region, and what shape that program should finally take, also in this discussion, questions around arcing regulations, the allocation of public
"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"What is your direct call to action for these individuals? Nate lind dot com. And if you go to Nate Lin dot com slash gift, I'll give you my book. Maximum exit is to definitive guide for Internet and technology focused business founders. I talk about what your multiple who's buying, how much they're paying. And I answer 12 other questions that you need to know to get top dollar for your business. Fire nation, you're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. You've been hanging out with NL and JL D today, so keep up that heat. For links to everything we talked about, visit eo fire dot com type Nate and ATE in the search bar, the show has page will pop right up. Dot com, Nate lind dot com slash gift. Those are your two calls to action. Nate, thank you for sharing your truth, your knowledge. You are value with fire nation today for that. We salute your brother and we will catch you on the flip side. Boom. Hey fire nation a huge thank you to our sponsors and Nate for sponsoring today's episode and fire nation over the last decade. I've interviewed more than 3000 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. And I've created a revolutionary 17 step road map to your financial freedom and fulfillment. I put it all into my first traditionally published book, the common path to uncommon success, which is personally endorsed by Seth godin and Gary Vaynerchuk. The common path to uncommon success is the step by step guidance that you need to achieve the lifestyle of your dreams, visit uncommon, success book, to order your coffee today, and I'll catch you there, or on the flip side. Business made simple, hosted by Donald Miller, is brought to you by the HubSpot podcast network, the audio destination for business professionals, business made simple takes the mystery out of growing your business with episodes like how to get out of your day to today operations without crashing your business.
"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
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"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"Talk about cash. We're talking dollar dollar bills. How much cash could one expect at closing? My average is about 70% of the enterprise value that's the total amount of the transaction in cash at closing. So you usually wire, boom, day of closing, you get 70%. So if you've got a $1 million transaction, 700,000 of that, you're going to see in your bank account the day after closing. That's my average. I've done almost a $100 million with the transactions. These last couple of years. So that's based on smaller, larger and medium sized businesses from 1 million. The largest transaction I've done last year is closer to 30 million. So it's pretty much around the gamut 70% is what you'll see cash or closing. I think a lot of people have this thing in mind where if they sell their business, they're going to get maybe a paltry like ten to 20% up front. And then there's going to be like this payout over time. And then inevitably, that business that bought it runs the business into the ground because no longer is that initial entrepreneur running the business and this mishandled. And then they end up getting essentially none of their money and then they don't actually get out what they were hoping to. By the way, and a lot of these cases. And I've talked and interviewed to a lot of these entrepreneurs. They've gone back and bought their own company back at pennies on the dollar and then tried to revive it. And a lot of times it's been successful and sometimes not because it's already a dead horse. What do you have to say about that? That's a great myth. And I'm sure that's going on out there. But for my clients, that's not the case. I'm actually incentivized based on my commission to make sure my client gets cash at closing. I like to do a good job for myself.
"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
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"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"One business for sale. At a time. So it's a massive demand. My inbox gets flooded every time. All the ones I've had this year have been just inundated. I've been inundated with buyers looking for a chance to talk to the seller. They want to get to know the owner and try to make a deal happen. Hey, we're going to put our money somewhere and it's not in regional banks these days, fire nation. So how can we find out where would be buyers? If they be actually interested in our company, how can we find out if actual buyers? People that have the money to do it would be interested. In my company and by my company, I mean the listeners companies. This is super simple. If your business has been around for at least two years and it's making a quarter of a $1 million in cash flow, my marketplace website closures would love to have you. That's it. You just need to be making a quarter $1 million a year and be two years old. And we will get you listed and bring tons of buyers. If you're smaller than that, that's where things could be maybe not quite as interesting or maybe super interesting. Blogs and website and just smaller websites sell all the time. Usually it's on a smaller marketplace. So that's where you need to go to flip or you need to go to biz by sell. There's somewhere like that to list it. Again, it's going to be based on profit from what I understand, even those smaller marketplaces. They need to be making some money. The smaller blogs you can get away with just having some revenue. You may not need a whole lot of profit. But if you want to start to get into the leagues where your sale is going to mean a potential big windfall for yourself, get yourself up to a quarter $1 million a year in profit and two years old. And you will be there will be buyers interested. It's not which buyer. It's which one do you want to sell your business to or how many buyers are out there is going to be plenty for you. Fire nation, this is exciting information.
"lind" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"Nate say what's up to fire nation and share something that you believe about becoming successful that most people disagree with? Hey, fire listeners. Thanks for having me. I believe you should sell your business when you don't want to. When it's so successful when things are effortless and when you don't have any idea that you even want to sell it, that's the time to do it. Man, I love that advice. And if people are taking your advice and crypto, NFTs, and really pretty much any regional bank stock, then they'd be loving this advice right here. Because fire nation, sometimes when things are going good, you just think they're going to be going good forever. And everything is a cycle for sure. Because we're talking about the life-changing benefits of selling your business, supply and demand runs everything Nate. So I want to get specific here. What exactly is market demand? Well, in our case, it's exactly what you just said. Art inventory are cash flowing and mature businesses. Now these are Internet technology, digital businesses, or one ring out from them, the companies that service those. And if they're a couple of years old and they are cash flow positive, that's my inventory. And that's a seller. And then on the buy side right now, I've got tens of thousands of buyers looking for those businesses. It is still, it has been for years, and it is still a seller's market right now. So for those of your audience and fire nation that have a cash flow positive and a mature business, it's a seller's market if you ever want to take it to list. Well, I like here and that's being a very cash flow positive business. In fact, Nate, I know this is something you can't expect from basically anybody you work with. But we publish these monthly income reports. We're a very, very small team. And we're a different kind of business.
Who Is 'First Casualty' Author Toby Harnden?
"Before we get into these amazing stories, Mike span, David Tyson, John walker lind, who is Toby Honda. Tell us about what you did in the British armed forces and your life as a journalist before you became an author. Yes, well, you know, we share a somewhat similar accent as listeners and viewers will detect. You still got yours. Our minds kind of rubbing off a little bit, but I don't know. I'm worried. I'm worried about mind getting a little bit Americanized. But I trust yeah, you're a bit soggy in the middle of the Atlantic somewhere. Yeah, I mean the ace. So yeah, I'm 56 years old, I was born in 66. My father was in the navy. We moved around, we sort of ended up in Manchester, industrial city in the northwest. You don't have a mancunian accent. I think the Royal Navy actually did for the mancunian accent, which was pretty skin deep anyway. But you know, I sort of, you know, I wanted to follow in my father's footstep, I guess there's so many sort of young men do. And I also wanted to get out of Manchester and see the world and it just seemed like a very kind of insular sort of small sort of place. And so all that teenage angst was just channeled towards working hard to get out. And so I got a sponsorship from the I joined the navy at 18. Went to Dartmouth, which is the Britannia royal naval college, kind of the equivalent of the U.S. naval academy at Annapolis, but not really because it's more basic officers training. It's like santas is shorter. Yeah, that's right. I mean, I was there for less than a year. And I threw the navy I got a sponsorship to Oxford to study modern history, so I went off whilst serving naval officer, although I barely wore the uniform for those years apart from a few months sailing around sort of Hong Kong and the far east and Australia. So I had some good times. Yes, exactly. So I was serving naval officer for three years at college and then graduated from college and was pitched in to a career. Which I enjoyed immensely, but you know, it was after the Falklands War, which was 1982, I was joining and supplying to join just sort of join the Falklands actually, age 16. But I missed that. I was stationed in Scotland for the Gulf War, tried very hard to get involved. They managed to that's a long way away from Iraq. I know. They managed to win it without meeting my services. And I remember my boss at the time said, listen to, we don't worry about it. There's going to be plenty of time for medals. And I remember thinking, no, there won't. And of course I left after ten years of service without a single
"lind" Discussed on Ghostly
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Which camera should you buy?
"Okay spoiler alert the answer to the question. What cameras should i is. There is no answer to that question. It depends right. That's the answer to the question. It depends on a lot of things. And we're gonna talk about some of the some of those things in this video. It depends on. How much money do you have freight. It depends on. What are you shooting. where are you shooting. What what is your commitment to this art form. Are you just playing around or do you plan on making a go of this as a career. All these things factor in early on in the decision making process around. What camera should you buy. So let's start with the first thing the first thing that you want to consider when selecting a camera or considering a camera is the genre. What genre photography are you interested in landscape portraiture street photography wedding photography astro photography underwater photography. It goes on and on. There is no one camera. that's well maybe there is. I haven't found it yet. But i don't believe there is one camera that is amazing at all genres. It's it's a genre based sport that you're getting into so that's the first question you have to ask yourself. What genre are you shooting because that will then dictate a lot of things like sensor size. And should you care about lynn size and the weight of the lenses. If you're going to be hiking up mountains you care about wait. It's going to be on a tripod. you don't care so much about weight bright so you gotta answer those questions or that. Part of the question i is. What am i shooting. what do i care about. And it doesn't have to be one genre mind you. It doesn't have to be well okay. I'm gonna shoot portrait portrait. You have to kind of wait it right so i know that right. Now i feel like i'm gonna shoot portraits the most but i made the occasional street. Photography may a wedding here and there. I may go on a trip and do some travel stuff. I may try my hand astro photography but my real joy is in portrait photography. So that is what you're going to solve for for the most part and that's gonna affect your lind selection your sensor size selection and all those things all of the
The Disappearance of Brandon Swanson
"Year old brandon. Swanson loved the landscape of minnesota. His home state as a teenager growing up in the small town of marshall one of his favourite activities was speeding down the countryside in his green chevrolet lumina he also loved. Seeing the wind turbines that dotted the landscape. Brandon was passionate about the environment and believed in the importance of renewable resources in two thousand seven after graduating from marshall high school he enrolled at the local technical college to study wind turbines located in the town of can be. His college was only a thirty mile drive from home. The proximity allowed him to commute to classes without having to stay on campus. Five days a week brandon made the forty minute. Try a straight shot down. State highway sixty eight may thirteenth. Two thousand eight was the last day of the academic year rather than go home after his final classes random state out and celebrated with his friends. He started the night at a house party in lind minnesota a town about seven miles south of his home in marshall. He had a few drinks over the course of several hours and then said he was heading to another party in can be friends at the party. Didn't believe brandon was drunk at the very least. He wasn't acting like it so they didn't worry about him. Driving brandon made the mile journey back to can be without incident in joined a second set of friends. He had another shot of whiskey but still he seemed sober enough to drive around one. A m brandon finally headed back home. He said goodbye climbed back into his chevy lumina and drove off into the minnesota night. It was the same drive. He'd made so many times before right down highway sixty eight but this time. He was driving toward disaster at one fifty four. Am and net and brian. Swanson woke up to the sound of ringling cell phone when they answered the call. Brandon told him. He needed their help. He recounted the accident describing how the car slipped off the gravel road and into a small ditch while he wasn't injured and the car wasn't damaged. Brandon said he needed to be picked up. The swanson's asked for their sons location. He said he was on state highway. Sixty eight somewhere between the towns of marshall and lind is parents hopped in their car and drove. It wasn't far brandon and his parents believed they were within a ten minute drive of each other but when a net and brian swanson arrived at the midpoint of the desolate highway between lind and marshall. They didn't see their son anywhere.
The Life of Lynn Conway: Computer Scientist and Transgender Activist
"Lynn conway was born on january. Second nineteen thirty eight in mount vernon new york initially assigned male at birth. She experienced a disconnect between her gender identity and assigned sex from a young age. Lynn new she identified as girl due to the limited knowledge around gender fauria in the nineteen forties and fifties. Lynn was raised as a boy. Lynn was a shy and reserved high school student. She excelled academically specifically in math and science. Her grades earned her spot at mit at the age of seventeen at mit. Lynn studied physics for two years before dropping out as a result of psychological distress with her gender identity. A few years later in nineteen sixty one linen rolled at columbia university. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering during this time. Lynn married a woman and the couple had two daughters together. Violet columbia limbs work caught the attention of professor who is a senior leader at ibm. He offered her a job on the ibm research team. That was covertly developing the world's fastest supercomputer. Lynn had secured her dream job. Then in nineteen sixty seven. Lind learned doctor named harry. Benjamin the leading researcher on transgender people and sex reassignment surgery after counseling and hormone treatments lynn decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery. To ease your transition at work lin planned for ibm to change her name on company records and transfer her to a different lab. No one would have to know but ibm corporate disagreed. They feared employees would be upset. If limb secret got out some instead of honoring their promise of finding her a new department. Ibm quietly fired her. On top of losing her job wins wife left her and banned her from having any contact with their daughters. Fourteen years would pass before. Lynn saw her children again despite being ostracized by her company and family. Lynn moved forward with the surgery and completed her transition in nineteen sixty eight.
"lind" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"1.1 FM and any time on your smart speaker. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. President Biden is visiting the headquarters of FEMA. Today. The president has announced that he plans to double the amount of federal funding for helping communities prepare for extreme weather events. Eight states have vaccinated at least 70% of their populations against Coben 19. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. President Biden has set a goal of all states reaching that threshold by July. 4th. Rhode Island is the eighth state to reach the goal. Now, all of the New England States and New Jersey have at least 70% of adults vaccinated with their first dose. According to the CDC. Nationwide, nearly half of adults are now fully vaccinated. But vaccination rates are much lower in some states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. As more people get the shots. New cases of the virus have declined to about 21,000 new cases per day, less than half of where they were just a month ago. Allison Aubrey NPR news Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to the Middle East to encourage Israel and the Palestinians to move ahead with peace talks following last week Ceasefire agreement. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. The 11 Day conflict has left widespread damage in Israel and has destroyed some communities in Gaza. The bombings were scattered throughout Gaza. So when you drive around in Gaza City, you'll see, for instance, two intact buildings, but then in the middle of them, there's a big pile of rubble, where of untiring building used to be? You also see roads, bombed cracks and craters and main roads. Israel says it was targeting underground Hamas tunnels that fighters use. And I've asked a Hamas spokesman about that. He doesn't deny they have tunnels, but they just haven't really spoken much about them. NPR's Daniel Estrin reporting A key witness in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is now suing former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U. S government for refusing to pay nearly $2 million in legal fees. NPR's Michele Kelemen. Reports court in Sunland was Trump's ambassador to the European Union. In his lawsuit, Sunlen says Pompeo promised the U. S government would cover his attorney fees but reneged after Song Lind's testimony on Capitol Hill in 2019. That's when Sandlin confirmed that the Trump administration was pressuring Ukraine to get dirt on President Joe Biden, son. Sunland said. There was a quid pro quo and everyone was in the loop. He says he was fired in 2020 for telling the truth. Someone wants the U. S government to cover the $1.8 million he racked up in attorney fees during the impeachment process, and if the government won't do it, he's asking the court to force Pompeo to pay. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington On Wall Street, the Dow was up 202 points. This is NPR news. It's 82 degrees 12 04 I'm Lisa, lobbyist with WB. Easy News. The Reverend Michael Flavor will be reinstated as senior pastor at ST Sabina Catholic Perish on Chicago's South Side. Chicago Archdiocese says there is no reason to suspect he's guilty of alleged child sexual assault. Father Flicker faced allegations of child sex abuse from more than 40 years ago. The allegations have been reviewed by Archdiocese of Chicago's Independent Review Board. Flavor will be reinstated The weekend of June 5th and sixth Illinois State lawmakers have many high profile issues to address this week before they have a scheduled a German on May 31st Lawmakers are debating a massive clean energy jobs bill, although there is a cloud over those negotiations because of the corruption scandal, with comment. Lawmakers also negotiating an elected school board in Chicago. Some new legislative district boundaries. In a state budget. State of Indiana is reporting zero new covert 19 deaths On the same day it logged 565 newly confirmed cases the Indiana Department of Public Health reporting It's updated totals on Sunday, more than 2.4 million residents in Indiana have been fully vaccinated. Meantime, a key state health department leader is hedging on whether the state of Wisconsin can obtain herd immunity for covert by mid 2021. Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Williams. Van Dyke has previously said 70% of Wisconsin's population would need to be vaccinated to reach that.
Pueblo leaders meet with Second Gentleman of United States
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. In montana covid nineteen vaccines will be open to. All on april first yet is yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports vaccines on. Tribal nations are already available to everyone. Jennifer show is a nurse. Practitioner at fort belknap tribal health department. She says they are. Well positioned to distribute the vaccine because of partnerships with indian health service and a longstanding public health nursing program that trained nine local nurses who handled contact tracing at the beginning of the pandemic girls. Were ready to go ready to start helping. Get the axing out with our population which is another plus for us. The girls work out in that area and they know how to get a hold of them. Which i think kind of helped us with getting. This rolled out so much faster as well. Tribes are also try and create a vaccination strategies show says fort belknap tribal health began vaccinating teenagers in the area. During the week of march fifteenth by partnering with local school systems both on nearby the reservation by this point teachers in the area. We're already vaccinated bubble. So you know the more. We can vaccinate around us as well as us ourselves. The better off. We're going to be trying to keep our numbers on black. Sea nation is currently reporting ninety. Five percent of eligible enrolled members are vaccinated ihs data from the pakistan and born in sioux tribes and the chippewa cree of rocky boy's reservation show a third of tribal members in these areas are now vaccinated compared to about fifteen percent of montana as a whole molly lind the tribal health director for the little shell tribe of chippewa. Indians says. The tribe has partnered with alluvial health. Great falls and is trying different. Vaccine approaches all the time instead of appointments one week. They offered an evening walk in vaccine clinic to see if that attracted members working day shifts. Were really trying to make it. As convenient as canaan for all of our members to get vaccinated vaccines are coming to tribes from direct federal allocations to ihs and sometimes through the state native americans are also prioritised under the state's vaccination plan due to higher risk of death and health complications from covid nineteen little. Shell health director. Wetland says. i really do think that tribal nation have done a really good job. It's hard to disagree. Look at montana's covid nineteen vaccine tracker map. And you'll see the dark. Green areas of high vaccination rates almost perfectly highlight tribal nations for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. Group of pueblo. Leaders met with the second gentleman of the united states. Doug emhoff's last week when he traveled to new mexico part of a nationwide tour to promote the biden administration's covid nineteen recovery plan pueblo of alabama governor brian bio was one of four pueblo leaders to me with 'em hof at kua pueblo via says the trip to meet with the vice president's husband was only the third time he's left akamot pueblo in the years since the pandemic began aca has been under a number of emergency covid nineteen orders including a reservation closure bio says he shared with emhoff how the tribe prioritized elders and cultural leaders. I for covid nineteen vaccines. He stressed how the pueblo has had to put culture on the side which has been a great sacrifice. We remain rooted in our culture. that's what sustains and well we can't do we cannot practice what we not when we are not engaged in that process. It's painful and that was the case and still is the case during this time of what we are doing it because we have to protect our people file also shared with emhoff how the pueblo is continuing. Its vaccine. rollout plan everyone who is eligible every travel member every resident here. The people of alabama has an opportunity to receive the vaccine and doing all that we can also to ensure that our trouble members who do not live on the survey ship are also afforded the opportunity to be vaccinated and locations where they live one of the few tribes in new mexico working with the state vaccine distribution do its current legal battle with the indian health service over a reduction of care at a hospital on komo lands. I mean antonio
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sheds light on Twitter ban
"Pleasure to Welcome to the show. A guy everybody must be one of the most famous guys in the world. Everybody knows his jingle. Everybody knows him and his pillows. The My pillow guy, Mike Lind l, a famed around the world. Not on Twitter anymore. Mike, what happened? There isn't at something Well about 17 days ago or thereabouts. There was this. This company dropped this news media dropped the bomb about that This machine election prod new evidence, So I reposed to that. When I reposted it, Twitter took me down and what they did now This is very important for like 12 or 15 Days of spin. Now, my Twitter's been down, but people can see it. I just can't do anything on it. So Twitter was retweeting stuff. That wasn't me. So they were acting as though they were me and it was horrific and I tried to take the stuff down that they were putting up. And Twitter sent me of things and it is against our our penal or cold. This came from Germany Twitter that I couldn't take down the stuff that they were re tweeting and I'm going. You guys were using my name and stuff. Then yesterday they put me back in full. Twitter. I got my Twitter back. I posted one post and it was a good letter written about the real mike Lyndall who I was. It was from a director mine. Three minutes later, they took it down permanently. So you are out of Twitter permanently. You're you also, I don't know what the extent of this is, but you've also said That some of your vendors for my pillow that if you want to go to Cole's or bed bath, and beyond that they've also taken against you. How's how's that going? Let's have each Eby shopping channels, You know, I mean, let's had all these out there. And what happened. There was that would once again because I spoke out about this election pride with these machines. The machine people dropped the thing on TV saying that they were going that they were going after me, The Dominion people when I did that about controls came out against these the box stores and threatened him. We're gonna boycott you were gonna boycott you, but they're not real people. These air, his job, people that write that work for company. Called sleeping giant stuff and then sew these box stores chickened out. Cancel culture dropped my pillow and now what's happened is, is what's going to happen because this has happened to me three other times? And what's gonna end up happening? Is there real customers are gonna be upset with, um, I'm getting you look on social media and emails. We're going. We're cutting our car cards in half of the box stores that did this to my pillow. And and they're buying more from my pillow, or they're buying from the other box stores has stuck with me. And I did nothing wrong other than say, I want the truth to be told about these machines. So for future elections and yeah, but you know, but my pillow you gotta realize we're survivors. We've when I first backed this great President Donald Trump. I first met him in 2016. I was never political. I went back to Minnesota dinner press release that I met him and didn't even say what we talked about. We were attacked, then called. I was called a racist, Everything else. Then last spring, I went on the run from the Rose Garden. And I did a speech about getting back in the word in our Bibles and get with our families and talking about Jesus. Well, you think that I would committed this crazy crime or something? I was attacked them like huge. And then the summer when I can't When I had my only under dot com I had this thing. This guy brought me this thing for that that worked against the pandemic, and I was attacked them by and my vendors were even attacked then and I lost some of them then so we've been down this road before and And I'm not going to back down to cancel culture and this is crazy. Let
EU Reverses Move To Restrict Export Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Northern Ireland
"A mistake. That's how British Cabinet Minister Michael Gold is No describing the use sudden decision. To impose vaccine export controls of the Northern Irish border. The European Union quickly reverse that step after was loudly condemned as a violation. The key clause in the E U's Brexit deal with Britain, in other words, that there would be no hard border on the island of Ireland, but this crisis isn't over yet. Northern Ireland's First minister, Arlene Foster, Vehemently criticized the U. What's absolutely incredible act of hostility towards those of us in Northern Ireland. It was nothing to do with making sure that Northern Ireland was in a peaceful state and all to do with the European Union's vaccine, embarrassment and mismanagement. The prime minister and I need to act very quickly to do with the real trade flows that are being disrupted between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Arlene Foster with you more, but that vaccine makes management shortly. But Mrs Foster also called on the British government to abandon and replace the existing post Brexit protocol for Northern Ireland. Agreed with you up until now. We've been trying to deal with these issues on individual bases, but the protocol is unworkable. Let's be very clear about that, and we need to see it replaced. Because otherwise there is going to be real difficulties here in Northern Army, Alan Foster again with us get more details on this. Richard Morgan is the BBC's business report. Hurry Northen Ireland, he explained the background to this reaction. This Roy is really as a result of the European Union looking to trigger what is known as article 16, which is ah clause within the Brexit agreement, the Northern Ireland's protocol. That essentially change is hard up protocol works and what was going to happen here is that if article 16 had been triggered, it was to control the supply of vaccinations. Throw it the EU and there were real concerns essentially that vaccines arriving in the Republic of Ireland. Could basically get into great Britain using Northern Ireland as a backdoor because Northern Ireland is still part of the EU single market for goods and there would be no checks, but one article 16 would have done Is created a hard border on the island of Ireland when it comes to vaccines. The whole point of preventing that hard border was to protect the good Friday agreement and to protect the peace process on this island. So, of course, it has escalated as you mentioned beyond vaccines. With Arlene Foster, now, basically calling for replacement of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Is there any chance that that would happen? Well, I think unionists it's worth saying or absolutely furious. They view this as Brussels about to hit the nuclear option. They already here the Northern Ireland Protocol because it has essentially placed a border die in the Irish Sea, requiring goods arriving in Northern Ireland. From Great Britain to undergo some checks and processes to prevent those checks happening on the island of Ireland, where the border currently is, and I think, essentially unionist, they're saying, Well, look, what process was willing to do At the first sign of any trouble of any problems on this was to do with vaccines. What could happen down the line? I has this set a precedent and could we see Article 16 being triggered for anything on any concerns that arise on what uncertainty will this create for businesses and for Northern Ireland's economy Because we'd already bean been seeing pictures of empty shells and Northern Ireland Linds supermarkets, So this comes at a time where there already were growing trade issues. Yeah, Things haven't been smoothed over the last couple of weeks. As you say Supermarket shelves have bean empty. There have been issues around getting certain goods across the Irish Sea Jew to those new checks. We have retailers, well known high Street stores, who have simply stopped selling goods to Northern Ireland on the online retailer Amazon. It's currently drawing up a list of products that it will no longer offer to customers in Northern Ireland's and this is really concerned business on politicians, particularly unionist politicians, who have been calling on Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, and the U. K government. Trigger article 16 themselves in order to ease the supply chain issues on. Many are saying that if solutions aren't find that tree, a disruption is only going to get worse as we get further into this
10 Trivia Questions on National Sports
"Today's episode is about national sports. Give you a country. You tell me the national sport for that country and we're gonna jump into those ten national sports and ten countries right now. Here we go all right here. We go with national sports trivia. Here's question number one japan. What is the national sport of japan number one and number two in cuba. What is the national sport of cuba number three scotland. What is the national sport of scotland. Number four were looking for canada in the summer. What is the national sport of canada in the summer and number five jamaica. What is the national sport of jamaica and number six lithuania number. Six lithuania number. Seven iceland number seven iceland number eight fiji. What is the national sport of fiji number eight number. Nine south korea number nine south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket football. That's soccer and rugby and what fourth sport england has four national sports cricket football rugby. And what those are all your questions for national sports. We'll be right back in just a second to check your answers and see how you did. We are back with the answers to national sports. I gave you the country. You tell me the sport. What do you think it was here was number one. Japan was sumo wrestling number one. The national sport of japan is none other than sumo wrestling number two. The national sport of cuba is baseball. baseball number. Three scotland is golf. Great robin williams. Bit about how golf was invented number. Three scotland and gulf number. Four candidate in the summer is lacrosse lacrosse. Shout out to my friend. Nick caputo was a master lacrosse player and just had a bunch of shirts made with his design for lacrosse. T shirt company number. Five jamaica is cricket. Cricket is the national sport of jamaica and number six. Lithuania is basketball. Lot of lithuanian basketball players out there number. Six number. seven ice lind is handball. I would not have guessed that. I would have probably guessed hockey myself. But it is handball for iceland number. Eight fiji is rugby rugby for fiji and number nine south korea. Taekwondo taekwondo in south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket. Football rugby and tennis. Tennis was the fourth sport their tennis. There you have ten countries ten national sports. Now you know here is your fact of the day. One more thing to learn. Today the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred forty nine thousand seven hundred forty there. It is the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred and forty nine thousand seven hundred and forty.
Amanda Gorman makes history as youngest known inaugural poet
"There was a lot of star power on that inaugural stage today couple of ex-presidents the entire political leadership of the united states recording artists who've sold a couple of million albums but a star was also born today though she was already a star to those who know and love her her name is amanda gorman. She is twenty two. A graduate of harvard raised in los angeles by a single mom. She has a twin sister. And perhaps i failed to mention. She is the first youth poet laureate of the united states listening to her. Today it was clear. The united states had chosen. Well we will not marta back to what was but moved to shelby a country that is bruised but whole benevolence but bold fierce and free we will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation. Because we know our inaction in ursa will be the inheritance of the the next next generation. generation. Our Our blenders blenders become become their their burdens. burdens. But But one one thing thing is is certain certain if if emerged emerged merc- merc- with the might and might with right the love becomes our legacy in change our children's birthright so. Let us leave behind the country barrett than one we were left with every breath from my bronze pounded chest. We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one we will buys from the gold lind hills of the west we will rise from. The wind swept northeast or forefathers. I realized revolution. We will rise from the lake rim cities of the mid western states. Who will buy it from the baked. South we will rebuild reconcile and recover. An every nook of our nation in every corner called our country our people diverse and beautiful will merge battered in beautiful. When day comes we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid. The new don blooms Free it's for. There was always lights if only were brave enough to see if only were were brave brave enough enough to to be be in. in. Amanda gorman the youth poet laureate of the united states at twenty two having today made history as the youngest person ever to address a presidential inauguration. She has much history of her own to make. We have a few years before we figure out who's going to speak at her
"lind" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Or on North Shade. Lind. Drexel i m dot com. All right, al green filling in for Matt bearing the WBC traffic center. 70 was bones close up a little bit between Cumberland and German Church. We've got stop and go Traffic on the south side on 4 65 eastbound from man to about Harding and 4 65 westbound from ditch to Michigan, also tapping the brakes. This report brought to buy Drexel interiors Go where the pros go Drexel interiors for Timberlake kitchen and bath cabinets. There's a Drexel's design centers at 146 Street and River Road. Are on north Shade. Lynn Drexel i n dot com Adam Baylin green. Follow us on Twitter. For instance. Having updates and wi be see Traffic 34 the American standard heating weather Center 93 w I. B. C. You're listening to the Hammer and Nigel Show 93. W I B C. We've got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or 10 years or a long time it was supposed to take a long time many, many years. To develop a vaccine. We have to out way have another one coming almost immediately on bond. It really is a great achievement. Donald Trump talking with crowd outside Andrews Air Force Base before hopping on Air Force 11 last time Abdul to his mar a Lago resort in Florida. My name is Nigel. Jason Hammers out of dual Akeem Shabbas is in. Of course he had Joe Biden sworn in as 46, president of the United States earlier today. We got the vaccine developed at night. It's not him today..
Using Your Smartphone with Your Digital Camera, Not Instead of It
"Today's theme is using your smartphone with your digital camera. Not instead of it. I'm derek story. There's been so much talk about how smartphones will replace our digital cameras. But i think for nimble photographers. That's the wrong approach instead. Let's explore how we can use smartphones with our digital cameras instead of replacing them. I'll share one scenario today with a fujifilm x one hundred v in iphone. Twelve pro max. Although there are many combinations that will work great for both ios and android and of course on the digital camera side as well. I hope you enjoy the show. They're certainly situations. When i want my digital camera with all its tools inconveniences and then other situations when my smartphone will work. Just fine but to tell you the truth. The best scenario is having both with me. And that's what. I want to explore today now on the digital camera side when i discovered is that if i go with smaller more compact cameras which shouldn't be a shock to you right the fujifilm x one hundred v the olympus pen f the fujifilm x f. Ten with the twenty eight millimeter f. Two point eight lands those kinds of cameras that i absolutely love shooting with. But i don't want to carry all the accessories and everything you know. That's the funny thing about digital photography you can start out with a relatively compact camera and then maybe a compact lens and then you start packing your bags and go. I really should bring this. And i really should bring that. I need a longer lens. I need a wider lens. I probably should have a flash all that kind of stuff. Maybe i should bring my ipad. Maybe i should bring you know my Laptop maybe i should bring all the stuff in the next thing you know even though you started out with a relatively compact camera ended up with a relatively large camera kip. And if you're just going out the door for a walk you're going to. Maybe you know go visit a local park. If you're going to do something like that. Do you really need to bring all that stuff with you. Well i mean at the end of the day. That's a question that only you can answer. However i'm going to pose an approach that maybe you want to think about. That is a very nice alternative to starting out with a small camera and ending up with a big kit now the idea. I'm going to present to you. Today is taking one of your favourite microphone. Thirds are a pse cameras that you truly like. It could be a relatively compact a photo frame mirrorless as well if especially if it had A lens on it. That was reasonable in size and then augmenting it with a smartphone and especially one of the more current smartphones made by all the heavy hitters but especially smartphones at least two cameras you know two lenses and ideally three cameras or three lenses now the idea being that that smartphone can fill in the gaps that normally would be stuffing stuff into your camera bag to fulfill. And then you get to pick a camera that you truly like with lens that you absolutely love but are not worried about being limited by just having that one camera in that one lens with you you know you have like your favorite thing to shoot with just go. I love shooting with his camera. I love this lind's and then you have your sophisticated smartphone in your other pocket. That will allow you to leave everything else behind. Just your favourite camera just your smartphone and see how far you can go well. The fact of the matter is through my testing. You can go pretty far so what i'm gonna do right now is i. I'm going to start out. With listing some of the benefits of digital cameras. These are the things that i like about a digital camera. This is why. I will not give up a digital camera right and then i'm going to list some of the advantages of smartphones because they have many advantages as well and then i'm going to do is for the third list. I'm going to combine the two and say this is the dan of using both of these devices already so that is going to be the flow of this show. So let's start out with the list of benefits for digital cameras and for me. There are many the first thing that i like is that they typically have great viewfinders. That are so nice in so many different situations. In of course bright sunlight being at the top of the list so if i can look through a very nice electronic viewfinder a very nice optical viewfinder in compose a shot in really contrast bright conditions. I like that better than having to compose the lcd
Painting Exterior Brick
"You're listening to the beautiful mess podcast this week. We're talking all about painted exterior brick. I've learned so much from painting three howson row and this last time we things a little bit differently and learned even more. I know the painting brick can be controversial but we're passionate about how much it can improve home like my nine thousand nine hundred ninety s half brick half stucco home. The difference is night and day. it's magical also answering a listener question about wedding registry. Must have this. Week's episode is sponsored by leah lonnie. We'll chat more about them later in the sewed all right. Let's talk about painted brick. This is very controversial. Like you know the comments get heated. It's funny to me that it's even do people care a lot about painting brick and they care a lot about how you store display. Your books are some controversial topics universe. Okay i saw. How many times have you painted the exterior brick of a home. Not one not two but three times all right so first of all about five years ago. We painted our first home when we moved to nashville and we painted about a year after we moved in and we lived there for four years with the brick painted nowhere and tear except for the front porch where we step down on it and it's like also rains on and little bit different. That would touch every year but the rest of the brick nowhere and tear whatsoever and also like painting. A floor is very different from painting a wall. Yeah we all know the obvious and then our last home so you know that we famously moved into a house and moved out four months later so we painted that home it was it was it was an unintentional flip as soon as we realized we needed and wanted to sell it quickly. I scheduled my local painter to campaign to any came the next week and painted it and he did a great job It was very quick. It made it faster mo- We'll talk more about that later in the episode Whether or not it adds value is definitely like a big question and then our current home where we just moved to. We had it painted a couple of weeks ago. And we used a new material that we've never used before romo bio paint and it is a lime based paint so it's natural it's nontoxic it's not actually paint but it's like painting brick with brick is how they say that if you feel it still feels like brick there's no gloss to it all there's no sheen to it all it's perfectly mad and it said to age really well over time and we thought it was cool that it was environmentally friendly and lasts a little bit longer so i also like that you've kind of tried a bunch of different so you can i mean i just feel like that lind's to your with painting brick so people are interested it's like oh well should i use this type this type or what's the most affordable way to go about it or whatever for shar so on that note let's get into some common things that people like to ask Are your neighbors okay with it. You're in a little bit of a cold sack. Yeah your neighbors are fairly close. Not like right up against your house but you can definitely see their houses from your house and yours is the one white one. Everyone else has unpainted brick. So every where we've lived out of these three houses it's been mostly brick homes and our home kinda stood out why it was never the only like especially where we live. Now there's quite a few brick homes in the subdivision but not right next to ours. So i think that it. I think that it does stand out but one of our neighbors ran right over the next after we did it and said to jeremy that they had always nicknamed our house the institutional looking house and now it looks way better so funny. That's a really nice really really nice osei and we also like yeah. We wanted to make sure that they liked it so it felt good to know that like they were cool with it. Our houses a little bit tucked back. So i didn't feel like it doesn't really like show like you have to be right. It is a little it to see it. it's not a house you would like to drive by when you were like out on a drive. Let's put it that way now. It's kind of tucked away in the hold a sack. But i also just my own perspective. Even if i have a neighbor who paints their house exterior something. That maybe i wouldn't have chosen. I always just seeing. When people are taking care of their homes. I feel like most neighbors feel that way. Of course you want to check if you haven't hoa and they have rules or your neighborhood rules and you're not allowed to paint certain colors or whatever of course check into that. That's very important. Because i think your neighbors might care on that one but on that i really think just like when you have neighbors who are taking care of their house. They mow their lawn. A take care of landscaping. They don't let things become kind of broken or in disrepair even if they painted a caller. That isn't my choice. Which love white. But if i didn't i would still feel like well. At least they're you know spending money on their home in up keeping it in like that's gonna make the neighborhood. Nice place overall just that people care and are putting love and money into their property.
Washington DC police detective killed in Charles County domestic shooting
"A D C police detective has been killed at his home in Waldorf in a domestic shooting. The Charles County Sheriff's Office says 50 year old Timothy Francis was killed by his wife, 41 year old Christina Lind, Francis. Who then took her own life at their home on the 3300 block of Merrily court, the Metropolitan Police Department says Detective Francis served the department for 20 years, Police chief Peter Newsom says it's heartbreaking. Ah, man who spent two decades protecting the community from violence was a victim of homicide. D C. Police union says Francis was one of the best detectives in the criminal investigations division,
New York's 9/11 Museum Reopens To General Public Six Months After Coronavirus Forced Shutdown
"11 Memorial Museum has opened to the public for the first time since cultural institutions across New York City shut down six months ago to contain the spread of the Corona virus. The museum at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, first reopened to 9 11 family members on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack and yesterday it welcome the general public Visitors have to wear a mask would tendons, Lind Limited to 25% of the museums of maximum capacity timed entry tickets purchased in advance are also required.
Military confirms body found was that of Houston-native Vanessa Guillen
"Confirming confirming the the remains remains found found there. there. The The base base last last week week are are those those of of specialists specialists Vanesa Vanesa G G in in a a woman woman from from Houston Houston who who was was missing missing since since April. April. Deputy Deputy Commander Commander Scott Scott F. F. Lind says that they will investigate claims that gay and was sexually harassed. The army will not stop its efforts to eradicate sexual harassment, sexual assault. Until it no longer exists in our formations because that's the Army standard. I'll continue seek external assistance to review to ensure any shortcomings indicated during this troubling time or thoroughly identified and addressed is appropriate. Another soldier specialist, Aaron Robinson, killed himself. Last week His officers were coming to arrest him. Instigators believe that Robinson killed Ginn, then hidden disposed of the body with the help of a civilian Sicily, regular regulars in custody on evidence tampering charges.
Police Body Cam Footage Is Being Used For Surveillance, Activists Say
"So there are big differences in the police reform bills that Republicans and Democrats are pushing in Congress. One thing they do share in common is more money for local police departments that promised to use body worn cameras. But some activists say that police departments are inappropriately using these cameras for surveillance rather than accountability purposes. Member station. Cage's easy in Phoenix. Heather van Block, Lind reports. Cleveland Ali is an advocate for indigenous sacred sites and a self described anarchist and peaceful protester. But police and Flagstaff didn't agree at an event a couple of years ago into 1018 the same day that the city of Flagstaff formally announced there Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, which actually has been contentious for years. Myself on DH. 40 people rallied in downtown Flagstaff. The rally lasted a few hours, with protesters marching through downtown, holding signs and chanting. Police walked alongside keeping roadways clear for traffic. Everybody went home. There were no arrests until three weeks after the event when police brought in Manali in about 10 others on charges of obstructing the public thoroughfare. Based on footage from body camps. Sonali says police actions against his group are not about public safety, but politically motivated. We're fighting on the grounds that this is an act of state repression, basically that you know they're trying to chill descent. Undermined ascent and criminalize it. Dave Moss with the Electronic Frontier Foundation says. Police warned body cams have turned law enforcement into a surveillance network. Police departments are making decisions about surveillance technology at parties and hotel rooms in closed door meetings with salespeople with marketers from tech companies who are trying to tell them about all the miracles of the technology, but not telling them about any of the risks. And we need a process where the public is engaged, elected representative. They're engaged and it's not just a sales situation. He says. Police should not record footage during First Amendment activities like journalists at work or during a religious practice or any and all protests. Ultimately, if we're trying to address police accountability if we're trying to address racism, Layering on surveillance is not going to help that. It's going to exacerbate it. But when Seattle police said they turned off their body cams during so called First Amendment events, protesters there accused them of trying to hide evidence of excessive force or abuse. It's not a new debate. Concerns about how Bodycam footage can and should be used are as old as the cameras themselves. Some police say surveillance cuts both ways. Officers can have bodycam footage is used as evidence against them, and just like video can lead to officers being arrested or dismissed for bad behavior. It can also exonerate them. Right now. Policies on body camera use very widely. There's no federal standard bills from both parties currently before Congress can't mandate, local police departments use body cameras. But only say they must if they use new federal funds to buy the
Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid
"Wire painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh is being stolen in an overnight smash and grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the corona virus the sing along museum east of Amsterdam says the Dutch masters the parsonage gardens at noon in spring eighteen eighty four was taken in the early hours of Monday police say the thief or thieves smashed a glass door to get into the museum that set off along but by the time the police got there the painting and with the study will gone the museum general director says of the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and I'm a singer I'm going to shop on site at the fifth of the painting the value of the work which is on loan from the museum in the north of the never linds is not immediately known police are investigating the
Doing it In-Camera with OMNI, by Lensbaby!
"Hey we'll come back to another episode of this week and photo of your host. Frederik van Johnson. Today on the show. I have a friend of Mine Mr Craig Strong. He's been on the show before. And if you do remember his past appearances on twit you'll know that he is the chief creative officer and a CO founder of a company called. Lynn's baby they make some some pretty cool light bending tools the latest of which is the Omni series of products. So we're GONNA talk about those today and before we do Craig. We sort of give us the Reader's Digest version of Lens. Baby you've been on before so most people know all about Lindh's baby but for the folks that may not what is Lindsay Baby. Good to be back Frederick. Thanks for having me here. Let's see so lens. Baby makes creative affects camera accessories now but previous to that it was just lenses and So but everything we do helps you find your creative voice and does so in a way that his little little different than a traditional lens manufacturer accessory manufacturer. So you guys. You guys are creating You know that's obviously Lind's baby but you do some different things and one of the things we talked about. I think in the first interview with you was the U. combating sort of the idea that these types of accessories lenses can't be used for professional level worker repeatable level war. Where can you talk to that a little bit for? We dive into the Omni. Well when when I started Lens Baby I was a professional photographer and I I had come through newspapers to start shooting commercial and weddings and whatnot. And so I I kind of had a small view of what Lens Baby could be in terms of what I was using it for. I was using it for detail photos at weddings shooting in moments. That were happening. When when I'd gotten all the safe images that I that I wanted to get That that the clients expected but what happened was once we introduced the Lens Baby. It started being used for really serious. Work photo journalism. Which I I wouldn't have thought But it's really been our customers and the photographers out there. That have have gotten the lens baby products in their hands and on their cameras that have really defined what can be done and it's pretty limitless and and it's Kinda blown me away 'cause like I said I had a pretty small perspective of you know this is. This is something that Would would be done for fun. Would be done to to reignite your creative juices and both those things are true but then it's also used to create unique imagery for your clients and which client isn't. GonNa Choose the TAGA FOR THAT. Gives them the most creative work? That's GONNA stand out pretty much most of them so any of them that. I want to work for it's cool. It's cool all right. We'll get so let. Let's switch gears and talk about this new thing. So thank you for sending these over so I can get a look at these that I've got to well made with feels like felt and Velcro in in hand stitched with leather on them. Sort of things in my hands. I'll tell us about this product in the inception of the product. So the Omni. What is it so the Omni filter is a product that that I've got one right here that allows me to Put various things in front of the Lens and currently. We've got This right here is the what do we call it the Rainbow Film? And that's going to give you some streaky rainbow things going on you can see that reflections combined with The Transmitted Rainbow that you see from up above All sorts of stuff going on so This is this is one. That's great on phones and whatnot. But you know these little tiny lenses like I've got my laptop They'll tend to show the edges and whatnot so That would be a different product in a different time but right. Now we've got it for interchangeable lens cameras anything with with filter threads on it So yeah it's the the ring right here screws onto the front of your your Lens. We've got a fifty eight millimeter and that has accessory on sorry step up rings For our step yeah step up rings for fifty five fifty two and forty nine that come along with it and then we have a larger one. You can see here on my eighty five that This this is a seventy seven and it has a step down ring to eighty two and Step up rings from Seventy to sixty seven and sixty two so yeah so we got everything covered. Basically you know but the idea here is that you can. You can position the things that you're shooting through. We've got a triangle prism here on a handle. You can position it wherever you want and leave it there with both hands. Free to shoot While you're taking your pictures and not have to hold it in place in the exact same spot where you want it for every image which isn't very practical and can you. Can you talk a little bit about the design? Because when I when I picked it up the photos on the website do it do it a fair amount of justice but actually holding those those little. What do you? What do we call them? What's the word for those those little Caesar Affect ones and they're making net in the arm is like a ball and socket magnetic? That's attached? Can you go through the the inception of analysts? So let's let's get down to its basics here we've got The ring which comes with a step up bring so it'll go on any of your Any of your lenses most interchangeable Lens Lenses that? Are you know not one hundred twelve millimeter diameter which were working on as well We'll work with it and then we've got These magnets here which you can just put your affect one's directly on Or You you can put an extension arm which allows you to articulate that and have a little more three-dimensional control so you can put it. The the magnets will be off to the side. And you can put that down at the bottom. Without having to slide anything. Around although these magnets slide slide around and give you lots of freedom so we got a long arm and a short arm so You can get up to four accessories on at once the way it's equipped so you can put one down straight on the magnet on the ring and then Two Arms. You're you're set to go. That is cool school. So then what what? Part of that is magnetic is the ball. That's magnetic or the the socket so it's the socket that's magnetic so we've got these Hollow counter sunk magnets and at the bottom of those magnets We've we have Attention which allows you to get nice solid tension so it's not going to move around accidentally And then the same is true out at the end. Where you've got magnets out at the end of the arm and Yeah it's it's a nice kit at the The idea came from From a lot of our customers using the prisons and holding things Plastic bags whatever in front of their in front of their lenses. It's been out for you know it's probably since the beginning of time looking through something to create more interest But then to to look through something that is is specifically designed and tailored to do to create Lots of different effects. In fact what we've got right here is a prism. Prism gives you three different ways to as you rotate it gives you different perspectives Because it's three different angles that were working with Looks like we've got a ninety degree thirty degree and a sixty degree and that might not be true because I'm not. I just play an engineer on TV. And but as you turn it you get what what you would normally get. With a triangle. Prison would be three sixty degree angles that that would give you your effect and as you turn it you get the same effect at each at each spot with this when you get a different effect and you know we so we're coming into it. Purposefully like we do with our Lens Design and saying okay. How can we make this as versatile as possible?
Hurricane Irma May Have Destroyed Barbuda's Generations-Old Land System
"On the Caribbean island of barbecued a land cannot be bought or sold. The whole island is shared communally. And it's been that way since the eighteen hundreds but planet money any Sara Gonzalez went there and found that capitalism is creeping in. Antigua and Barbuda are two islands. That make up one country. Antigua is mountainous and touristy see with about ninety eight thousand residents. That's where the government is Barbuda's flat flat like a penny with just fifteen hundred residents. It's the kind of island where wild donkeys. Angie's just walk into your home call and where no one wants lobster anymore. We love breakfast. We did for lunch for dinner. We'd love to three times a day. That's Atkinson Beezer beautiful. Bob Yuda when this is Natalia. John Calls her. Hey go take out new. And they both got land for their homes. The way everyone else in Barbuda's gets it people just go cut what they want. Clear it and stop bill. Just take a piece of land and be like okay. There's my this is my land. That's so that's so. We usually do perfect. No money no money not even taxes not even taxes then even like a permit fee nothing like really zero zero dollars zero zero dollars free free. No paperwork no lease no title Bob. Yuda has the greatest land deal on earth. This is Albert Patty Simon. They're calling me the grill. It simply mean a verbal historian. Back in Sixteen eighty-five Colonization Times Simon. The grio says this English Guy Christopher conjuring ten least the whole island of Bermuda from the king. Oh Yeah Cadran. On on was a slave master. He had his slaves over there. The entire island was made up of five hundred. Enslaved people at its peak and one white manager and his family and when slavery was abolished and the white manager finally left. There were no white people on the island. Just formerly enslaved people so they stayed so the people are left alone left. They're they're sorta live happy. Held the whole island in common. That's what it's called and no one ever came in and said but wait wait. You need property. Titles at some point Barbadians do start leasing. Land there are a few beachfront hotels and resorts but barbadians never sold the land and it stayed this way until twenty seventeen when hurricane. Irma had a lot of win. And then you you just just say a window Saturday. Birthday Bash. You know this. Is Natalia John Again. Almost all the buildings Bermuda were damaged know roofs. No doors Barbieri. We're totally exposed. And they heard another hurricane was coming in three days. The prime minister who lives in Antigua orders a mandatory evacuation and barbarians are like wait everyone the entire island. Everybody Alpha Bob. Yuda really the Prime Minister Gaston Brown. Says the government doesn't have the money to rebuild. Any focuses focuses on the island's most obvious acid. The land says he thinks his whole communal land thing is a big misunderstanding. Which is the Bob? wtdn have always carried this myth. Perhaps maybe a couple of hundred years that they own the land. You say that Barbuda's I have been thinking that they own the land. It is a myth that they own the land but there is a law that parliament the Antiguan. Barbian government passed. That says I just want to read. The the first sentence says enact to confirm that all land in Barbuda's is owned in common by the people of Barbuda right so so it was a dangling piece of legislation he repeals. The law tells Barbadians that you have been living on for free all these years new plan. We're going to sell it to you for one dollar eastern Caribbean. About thirty seven cents. US and now you'll have a title and you can take title to a bank to get a loan. Mm to rebuild your home that type of property rights system is quintessential to the advancement of e country. But the rest of the island lind which is most of the island that would now be open to development. Foreign investment was a trick. That is what I