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"Following a new report says there was a 5th person traveling with the four U.S. citizens who were recently kidnapped in Mexico, NBC News reports the additional passenger left the trip before crossing the border into Mexico because she didn't have the proper identification. Two victims from South Carolina were killed in the kidnapping that occurred late last week and two others are now recovering in a Texas hospital. Attorney general Merrick Garland says police in Louisville, Kentucky, discriminate against black people. This comes as a report about the department was released almost exactly three years after Breonna Taylor's death in the city. She was a black woman who was asleep with her boyfriend in her apartment in March of 2020 when two plain clothes officers botched a no knock raid and broke into the home, guns firing. Top experts say China has done everything in its power to stonewall investigations into the origin of COVID-19, testimony before a House committee, doctor Jamie metzl of the Atlantic council says a says China has done things like spread disinformation and destroy records related to the pandemic. He says there's been no comprehensive investigation because of the reprehensible actions of the Chinese government. There were slightly fewer job openings to begin the year that, according to a new report which says there were 10.82 million positions available that's down by over 400,000 when compared to December's job openings and labor turnover report. Those hoping to see the first 3D printed rocket launched into space today will have to wait another day, Wednesday's scheduled launch of relatively spaces terrain one rocket was scrubbed at T -22 seconds down at cape canaveral. Relatively space and other commercial space flight companies are hoping the 3D printed rocket is the answer to how to drive down costs of space launches. A trio of far left Los Angeles council members want the city to become a so called sanctuary city, Brian shook reports if passed the proposed ordinance would prevent LA from using city resources to help with federal immigration enforcement. LA previously declared itself a sanctuary city, but it was only symbolic. The new legislation, if passed, would make it a policy. It would also ban city officials from investigating a person's immigration status. The motion was proposed Tuesday. I'm Brian shook. After a year of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians, no end is in sight. ABC's Jordan and Miller reports from Jerusalem. Israeli security forces on high alert here in Jerusalem and across the country after another daytime IDF arrest raid in the West Bank turned deadly Tuesday. Israel bracing for reprisal attacks after at least 6 Palestinians died in clashes with the Israeli army in jeanine. Among the dead a Hamas militants suspected of fatally shooting two Israeli brothers in hawara last week. The deadly raid fueling violence from Gaza overnight, a failed rocket launch exploding inside the strip, hours later, a planted explosive detonating by an IDF position at the border. Jordana Miller, ABC News, Jerusalem. A deadly midair collision in Central Florida, ABC's liable Louise reports. In Winter Haven two small planes colliding in midair over Lake Tuesday leaving all four people aboard those planes dead, dive teams rushing to that scene, but there were no survivors. One plane is partially submerged. The other plane is completely submerged. Steve Lester, with the Pope county sheriff's department, among the victims 19 year old Zachary Jean Mays, who is a student at Polk State College and his instructor, 24 year old faith Irene baker, 67 year old Randall Albert Crawford of Pennsylvania was aboard the other plane, Lionel moise ABC News. News time, two 50 time for a check of business news we do it at 20 and 50 past each hour, Jim chesko has your stock charts dot com money update. One of the country's two giant cryptocurrency banks is calling it quits. The announcement came after today's market close, silver gate capital saying, it will wind down operations and liquidate silvergate bank, which has more than $11 billion in total assets. Second only
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"Good morning, the January 6th committee holds what could be its final hearing, new evidence will be revealed, but will the committee's work ultimately result in the Justice Department prosecuting anyone. It's morning edition from NPR news. A Colorado community has a difficult decision over how to rebuild after a fire destroyed more than a thousand homes. I'm Leila faldon. And I'm a Martinez we'll hear if they're willing to spend the green they'll need to comply with green building codes. Also, the Los Angeles council member at the center of the leaked audio scandal makes a decision on whether she'll keep her seat. It's Thursday, October 13th from the how time and people flies department a year ago today 90 year old actor William Shatner became the oldest person to fly into space. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. More Russian attacks are being reported today in parts of Ukraine. Officials in Kyiv say Russian drones were used in these latest attacks targeting the city. It's unclear if anyone was injured or killed. This is the fourth consecutive day, air raid sirens have sounded in Kyiv. Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky says he wants Moscow to be forced to comply with the UN's call for a demilitarized zone to be established in the area surrounding the Zappos nuclear power plant. External power to Europe's largest nuclear plant was cut twice this week because of shelling in a far off substation. Zelensky's comments came in today's video address to the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly. The House select committee investigating the January 6th riot at the U.S. capitol is scheduled to present new findings today, NPR's Claudia grisales says those findings result from additional evidence and witness testimony. This will be the special committee's first public hearing since a cluster of sessions with some eye popping moments this past summer, a select committee aide told reporters this hearing will look a little different with the panel taking a step back to more broadly look at the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election that could include materials recently obtained from the Secret Service about its role as well as revisiting former president Trump's pressure campaign on key officials. All the committee members will have an equal role presenting it this hearing, the panel's final report is expected later this year. NPR news, Washington. A jury in Connecticut is ordering right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly a $1 billion for his false claims about the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school a decade ago that attack left 26 people dead, most of them children. Frankie graciano, with Connecticut public radio, says the damages are to be paid to some of the relatives of those killed, along with an FBI agent who was among the first responders that day. 6 jurors ruled the plaintiff should be paid $965 million in compensatory damages with additional punitive damages. The plaintiffs had argued that Jones claims had brought harassment and even death threats after the verdict Robbie Parker whose daughter was killed in the shooting, thanked his lawyers. I let my voice be
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"Its draining many Americans bank accounts frustrating businesses and raising alarm bells at the Federal Reserve, stubbornly high inflation. New numbers this morning show inflation at the wholesale level rose 8 and a half percent in September from a year earlier, Russian missile attacks caused a crippled nuclear plant in Ukraine to lose all external power this morning, increasing the risk of a radiation disaster, says Ukraine, diesel generators were supplying the plant. The AP's Charles De Ledesma. International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael grossi treated this repeated loss of the plant's offsite power is a deeply worrying development. I'm Charles De Ledesma. Los Angeles city council members heard on leaked audio making racist comments are facing calls to resign. The AP's Julie Walker the LA city council will try to hold another meeting today after yesterday's that included protesters yelling for resignations of nori Martinez, Kevin de Leon and Gil se dio, white councilman Mike bonin, whose black son was called a little monkey by Martinez was emotional as he spoke. Officials are supposed to call us to our highest selves. And these people stabbed us and shot us and cut the spirit of Los Angeles. Council members like Mitchell Farrell backing him. The court of public opinion has rendered a verdict and the verdict is they all must resign. The tape includes racist comments as the three discuss securing Latino power and the redistricting process in LA. I'm Julie Walker. Now former city council president Nouri Martinez is taking a leave of absence. The jurors who will decide whether Florida school shooter Nicholas Cruz is sentenced to death or life without parole are deliberating today. 17 people were killed at marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. This is AP news. President Biden's traveling today, AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani. President Biden is heading west with weeks to go before the midterm elections that will decide congressional control. It's a three day trip that summarizes The White House's midterm strategy. Get a broadly unpopular president and other officials into places where they can rally democratic faithful and promote what the administration's done. They're going to talk about the success that we have seen. Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says the president's eager to travel, starting in Colorado today where he'll designate a national monument outside veil at the request of senator Michael Bennet, who is in a tough reelection fight. From there, it's on to Oregon and California, which has the nation's highest gas prices, and where Republicans are looking to capitalize in house races, Sagar, Meghani, Washington. And I'm Rita foley, AP news. This is 8 20 a.m., W CPT, willow springs, and streaming worldwide. CPT 8 20 dot com. We are Chicago's progressive chalk, where facts matter. Now, UW CPT 8 20, Chicago traffic
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"Los Angeles city council members all Democrats including the president heard on leaked audio making racist comments are facing calls from among others President Biden to resign The LA city council will try to hold another meeting today after yesterday's that included protesters yelling for resignations of nori Martinez who took a leave as president and apologized Kevin de Leon and Gil se dio white councilman Mike bonin whose black son was called a little monkey by Martinez was emotional as he spoke Bubba officials are supposed to call us to our highest selves And these people stabbed us and shot us and cut the spirit of Los Angeles Council members like Mitchell Ferrell backing him The court of public opinion has rendered a verdict and the verdict is they all must resign The tape includes racist comments as the three discussed securing Latino power and the redistricting process in LA I'm Julie Walker
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"Poverty increased by 74% to make us the poorest country in Latin America This figure by itself explains the migrant caravan of thousands of people of all ages who flee to the north Mexico and the United States Looking for a place in a way to subsist regardless of the risk it implies for their lives Castro's presidency marks the end of a brutal 12 year regime by the U.S. back right wing national party which first came to power after the 2009 U.S. backed coup that overthrew Castro's husband President Manuel lya This comes as many are demanding outgoing Honduran president Warner lender Hernandez be indicted an extradited to the United States to face charges of aiding drug traffickers like his brother In Japan 6 people who develop thyroid cancer in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown filed a landmark lawsuit against the Tokyo electric power company The plaintiffs were age 6 to 16 at the time of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters a court acquitted former executives from the utility company in 2019 Meanwhile a plan to release wastewater from the Fukushima plant starting next year has sparked international condemnation At least 70 people in Southern Africa were killed as tropical storm Anna struck Madagascar this week before slamming into mozambican Malawi torrential rains triggered landslides and caused flooding that washed away bridges submerged farmers fields and damaged tens of thousands of homes hardest hit was Madagascar where the UN says 1 million people are already facing severe hunger from food shortages brought on by acute drought last year the World Food Program warned Madagascar faced the first ever famine caused by climate change Meanwhile one of the largest icebergs ever observed has broken up in the southern Atlantic Ocean When it drifted away from Antarctica in 2017 iceberg a 68 a was roughly the size of Delaware weighing in at an estimated 1 trillion tons Scientists warn melting ice from the Berg has dumped billions of tons of freshwater into salty seas near South Georgia island with unknown consequences for marine life and the environment A federal judge in Washington D.C. has canceled oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico ruling the Biden administration's auction of 80 million acres last year failed to sufficiently account for the climate crisis It's a major victory for environmentalists who have been fighting What would have been the largest sale of offshore oil and gas leases in U.S. history The Los Angeles city councils voted to prohibit new oil and gas wells and phase out existing wells within city limits The measure also creates a program to help oil and gas workers transition to jobs in other industries Los Angeles council president Mary Martinez spoke ahead of Wednesday's unanimous vote Referred to long neighborhood drilling has disproportionately affected the health of our low income communities of color From three ways to power plants are falling communities bear the brunt of pollution and climate impacts A 2021 study by University of Southern California researchers found residents of majority black and LatinX communities in south Los Angeles who live near oil and gas sites have lower lung function which may contribute to environmental health disparities President Biden heads to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania today to promote his recently past $1 trillion infrastructure Bill hours before Biden's visit a bridge connecting Pittsburgh's region square and squirrel hill neighborhoods collapsed No injuries were reported at the time of this broadcast but residents reported a strong smell of natural gas in the area The U.S. coast guard has suspended its search for dozens of migrants who are feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Florida on Saturday 5 bodies have been found while 34 people are still missing when survivor was rescued earlier this week as he clung to the hull of the sinking boat which had departed from The Bahamas Oklahoma prison officials have carried out the first execution in the United States this year 46 year old Donald grant was strapped to a gurney at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in mcallister Thursday morning and injected with a lethal cocktail of three drugs He was declared dead at ten 16 a.m. grant had asked federal courts to hold his killings saying Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol presented an unconstitutional risk of pain and suffering It was Oklahoma's third execution since the death penalty was reinstated after a 6 year pause that followed a string of botched executions Last October 60 year old John Marion grant convulsed and repeatedly vomited after he was administered a sedative and an execution that witnesses described as drawn out and tortuous Here in New York workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island will vote on whether to unionize their workplace the effort is being led by Chris smalls who Amazon fired in March of 2020 after he organized a wildcat strike to Manning sanitized workspaces protective masks and COVID-19 tests for workers The Staten Island Amazon workers will vote on whether to join a grassroots worker group called the Amazon labor union which is unaffiliated with any national union Elsewhere in New York City hundreds of street vendors led a march to Times Square Thursday demanding labor protections and for the city to stop issuing heavy fines to vendors who haven't been able to get selling permits Bronx council member fiorina Sanchez is backing new legislation that would end the criminalization of street vendors and increase the number of ending permits.
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"Back to far. Um, I mean a Kim. We're talking with Mary Roach, science writer about her book Foz about bears, elephants and other wildlife and how experts are trying to manage and prevent Conflict with humans and let me go to color Daniel in San Francisco. Hi, Daniel. Thanks for waiting. Oh, hi. Thanks. Yeah, This is a great conversation, and it occurs to me that, um the story in California maybe a little bit different from other places in California. You know, A lot of these encounters are really a result of Successful efforts to coexist with these animals instead of just killing them, and I worked for the California Institute for Biodiversity, and there's There's a lot of good, you know, basically, a lot of this can be considered success story. Where, you know, as a result of carrying for the habitat and stopping, you know, killing animals. We're seeing them return. You know, Bay Nature has a movie showing Real soon. If you've got to be nature dot org on entitled Don't feed the Coyotes about the return of the Coyotes to San Francisco, which, even though it's a metropolis, it's going fairly smoothly and You know we can do what the bears do. We can learn from each other and improve our practices. So, for example, in Los Angeles Council member Paul Koretz put together a pilot study on Wildlife five year study that has now resulted in a while it coordinates that created development regulations for the Los Angeles hinterlands. That actually kind of help us figure out how to coexist and have houses near nature. But without you know, doing the battles stuff of, you know, encroaching and then killing, so it's really encouraging. This year's budget in California has millions and millions of dollars for solutions a lot of money. To pay people who have been impacted by wildlife inclusions. Um, as was mentioned earlier. You know where there's deprivation instead of killing, the animal will pay the farmer. And then there's even money to build freeway overpasses and stuff like that. So that you know not only can they coexist without having to go through backyards, but we actually have a lot fewer vehicle fatality, so Once again, you know, California is story is a little bit different from the others, and hopefully other places can learn from what we're doing. And we can continue to improve our practices here. I love that, Daniel. Thanks so much for sharing that marriage. I don't know if you have a comment, but It also makes me think of I mean not just bears and elephants and mountain lions and so forth, But But we do encounter wildlife every single day, and even on that level, just around our properties or places where we go to recreate we can have a very different attitude toward them. Um And I think one of the things that really made that hit home for me was Your chapter about birds. You you have a several chapters about birds, but you have this one in particular. That's pretty funny. That's about goals. And what happened on Easter Morning 2017 outside of The Vatican. Rome and I'm wondering if, uh, you Mary Roach can tell us a little bit about what happened and how that was resolved. Sure, Yeah, the This is a story that has to do with the pope's Easter Mass. Every Easter early in the morning, the pope comes out on the balcony, and he says Mass for a gathered crowd of tens of thousands of people and the day and the night before these florists have driven down from the Netherlands with three refrigerated truck loads of Blooms like 6000, daffodils and all these cut roses. And this is elaborate floral display that is set up on the steps leading up to the altar and all around the altar. And what happened in 2000 and 17 was that around 4 30 in the morning? A few hours before the crowds were let in a bunch of goals came in and essentially just vandalized the scene. There were just, you know, daffodil strewn everywhere. There were roses. It looked like a diva ballerina done her last performance. It was Just a mess, and they weren't you know, goals eat just about anything but not plants. They're not. They're not difficult. Just seemed to be that, um, wanton vandalism. There are a couple of theories about what might have happened, but the need was in years. You know, in the next coming years. How can we prevent this? And so the florist appealed to the public and the Netherlands. What can I do? And he heard from this man who said I have been scaring birds for 25 years, I will bring my laser scarecrow. And so that is what happened. Uh, the I went along this past Easter or the year before last, uh, to watch the laser scarecrow and action and it was quite high drama. I was there for the whole setup of the flowers, and it wasn't so elaborate. Um, floral display A. And, in fact, the lasers seemed to work. The goals sort of hung out on the edges. Kind of sleeping on the cobblestones going. Yeah, whatever. That was so last year, that floral vandalism thing. So the Scarecrow seemed to work. But it was funny to me is basically like a laser light show. It's just sort of zooming around. And when the latest low birds apparently perceived this beam as a stick coming at them, it's actually called The stick effect. So, um, the bird stayed away. The lasers did their thing. But what? What was kind of amazing to me was because laser, you know, it's expensive to fly a couple of these big laser boxes down there. From the Netherlands. Uh, along with the operator, and I was like, you know, you have those guys in the striped knickers with the you know, funny at the Swiss guard. Why didn't you just pay a guy double time to kind of hang out on the altar and shoo the birds and that's you know, human bird scarer. That's the you know, the time honored tradition. That's what people used to do. Hire young boys to run around. We go noisemakers, scaring them off. So I don't think he said No, he didn't really think about that. And it's It's good for Andre, the inventor of the laser scarecrow. It's good for Andre that we didn't think of that because I think now the Vatican Um, is the Vatican City State now owns its own laser scarecrows? Well, that's definitely one deterrent solution that worked the other thing that I thought Was interesting as you also helped to reframe the way we view goals that they have endearing qualities that we don't always think of what we think of that. They do. Gold. Sir. I love goals. Good goals. They're one of the it's not all that common for the male to be. Involved in raising the Children. The goals are, you know they're they're good dads, the male goals and when goals often when bills seem to be very aggressive toward people people have Wander too close to the nest. They get very defensive and again there. They just, you know, it's because we drop our trash all over the place. There's there's food you know, and tourist areas like fisherman's work. There's just constantly French fries and Sarah Dough bread and.
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"The buildings. Demolition. This is a decision that we need to make extremely carefully and methodically. As we consider all the possible impacts to the pile of debris and to our search and rescue operation. It's expected to be weeks before demolition plan is in place. Greg Allen, NPR NEWS Miami The U. S economy added 850,000 jobs in June with notable gains in leisure and hospitality, But NPR's David Gura reports the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.9%. Employment rose more than many economists expected. That's a positive sign, but there's still a deficit of millions of jobs lost during the pandemic that haven't come back. The overall number of unemployed persons is still around 9.5 million. Bars and restaurants have been hiring as they've reopened to the public with fewer restrictions, they added almost 200,000 jobs, But there are signs employers are having some difficulty hiring Last month, many states ended federal unemployment benefits put in place during the pandemic early That started to happen after the Labor Department collected these data. David Gura NPR NEWS New YORK support is expanding for a global minimum tax on multinational firms. Some 130 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are backing the plan. The group of Seven leaders, including President Biden, agreed to a 15% minimum corporate tax early this month. This is NPR. On this Friday. You aren't listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glazer. With this news update. We finally know the date of the recall election. California voters will determine in mid September if Governor Gavin Newsom remains in office from Sacramento Cap radios. Nicole Nixon reports Lieutenant governor Eleni Kunal Aqueous chose September 14th for the recall election eight days after Labor Day. The Department of Finance says administering the recall will cost state and county election officials $276 million. The legislature has already appropriated most of that. With just over two months until the election candidates will be ramping up their ad campaigns. A spokesman for Newsom's team said the recall is an attempt by Trump Republicans to grab control in California. Many of Newsom's GOP challengers have criticized the governor's leadership during the pandemic and said they want to make the state more affordable. Cap radios Nicole Nixon reporting. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made her picks for a newly created select committee. They will look into the January six insurrection of the U. S. Capitol. Among the people she chose. Three are from California. Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff was tapped to serve as head of the House Intelligence Committee. He's been outspoken in his calls for a thorough investigation into what happened at the U. S. Capitol. In a statement shift called serving on the committee a solemn responsibility looking to downplay accusations of partisan politics that have already been launched at the committee shift, said quote We will have a full accounting of that deadly day and we will endeavor to do so with bipartisan sobriety. Democrat Pete Angular. Redlands is also part of the January 6th committee. The Inland Empire congressman has been the house since 2015. The L. A City Council has established a youth development Department of first for the city. The goal is to centralize the city's response to the high number of young people living in poverty and being arrested in Los Angeles Council member Monica Rodriguez says it's an important step that will help to address and uplift the needs of the more than 800,000 young people in this city and young adults. Desperately coming out of this pandemic are going to continue to need greater resources and access to supported programs. About a quarter of young people between the ages of 10 and 25 in LA live in poverty and an estimated 3000 are homeless. The age group also accounted for nearly a third of arrests over the last 10 years. Department will serve as the Central Information Center for the public to Access Youth Services in Los Angeles. It will also develop a road map for youth programs in the city. And authorities say there's been a spike in the theft of catalytic converters. As you've heard, they were part of a car that can fetch up to $700 or more for precious metals. When resold well. This week, police in torrents recovered almost 90 converters that were believed to be stolen. The search warned. Operation stem from the arrest of 20 people suspected of stealing catalytic converters in the city. Within the past three weeks. Support for NPR comes from We work we work. All access membership is designed to provide the flexibility to avoid work from home distractions by offering access to workspaces nationwide. More we work dot com slash.
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"You're listening to greater l A on kcrw The show that connects you to the people and places of Southern California. I'm Steve to take us and today we're taking you to The streets of New York City. They're jammed with people. Street vendors traffic. One thing you don't see. Those are long rows of camping tents on the sidewalks, a common sight that you see in Los Angeles. Not because New York doesn't have a homelessness crisis. In fact, more people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of L. A county. In New York. Many more unhappy people sleep indoors. That's partly because New York has a law guaranteeing a right to shelter, meaning the city must provide emergency shelter. To every on house person who qualifies for that help. Could that happen here in L. A Well, one state lawmaker is proposing a similar law in California and in the city of Los Angeles Council member Mark Ridley Thomas has proposed a right to housing ordinance not the same thing. But he says temporary shelter could be included in his definition of housing. Meanwhile, an ongoing federal lawsuit is also pressuring the city and the county to create more shelter beds. So today the question How did New York's right to shelter mandate come to be? How is it working and what could learn from it at this critical moment? KCRW Santa Scott, who covers homelessness and housing, she's here to discuss with us. Hey, Anna. Hey, Steve. So how did New York's right to shelter begin? How did it all get started? It goes back to the 19 seventies to one unused man named Bob Callahan. I didn't talk to Callahan for this, but I talked to someone named Robert Hayes, who knew Callahan really well. He was a pugnacious guy, and he, um you know it was trouble. He was a short order Cook. Before he kind of fell on hard times back in the seventies. So more than 40 years ago. Haze you just heard was a young law student at N Y U and he was volunteering at a homeless services center. Later, he went on to found the coalition for the Homeless, which is a big non profit advocacy group. But he started out all those years ago as a volunteer, and that's how he met Bob Callahan. Callahan at the time was in his fifties, He was suffering the effects of severe alcoholism, and he stayed on the streets around lower Manhattan. Hayes became really disturbed by the fact that a lot of unhappy as New Yorkers were suffering on the streets and dying on the streets, and he wanted to do something about it. And I had absolutely no influence that no one really particularly wanted to talk to me. And honestly back, then, none of the large nonprofit charitable organizations or particularly interested in helping homeless people, there was some money. There are no contracts. New York City did not have a billion plus dollar homeless budget, and if the city and state governments would help the federal government's not going to help, what do you do? You get angry, Then you go to court. You go to court. So hes eventually brought a class action lawsuit against the city, arguing that there is a constitutional right to shelter in New York, and it was on behalf of all homeless men in New York City, because that's who was mostly housed at the time. They're single men, and Callahan was the lead plaintiff. So I assume Mana that they won the case. They did on behalf of of men. You mentioned men. How did the law then expand to include everyone, all genders. Well after they won that first case, New York didn't just go out and build thousands of shelters overnight. There were subsequent lawsuits and together over time, all of these cases forced the city to greatly expand its shelter beds and also who they had to provide shelter for. And how much Ana? Is this related to whether you know you hear it over and over again. It's It's easier to be homeless in L A, because the weather isn't as severe as it is in New York, although it can be obviously deadly to be homeless in Los Angeles. At least here. We don't have those freezing winters, right? Yeah, that's right. Good question. It's very deadly to be homeless in Los Angeles, by the way, but you're right that the weather is a big part of what happened in New York. And now that New York has a really big shelter system. The weather is a big factor in driving people into that system, even though many of the shelters themselves aren't necessarily nice places to be. I talked to someone who has firsthand experience with that. Her name is Ebony Holden. She's worked in social services in New York City for more than a decade. And years ago, she stayed at a New York shelter herself. It was just so dangerous. It was like, Of course, I know this on privacy, but you're in a gymnasium, and there's like cots. Just mind up next to each other with, like, maybe a sheer curtain and possibly, you know, and they're like, Oh, well. Don't take off your shoes might not have them When you wake up. People are fighting or, you know someone got stabbed. It was just like I'd rather live on the street. Well, she's obviously not on the streets anymore. But it certainly does go to the reason or many reasons that people sometimes refused shelter. They don't want to go. They don't want to be vulnerable in a position like that. She was eventually Able to find a place to live. So was it the shelter system that ultimately helped her It was one piece of it. She didn't stay in the in the shelter system for very long. But, of course, For some people who go into shelters. It is a stepping stone to permanent housing in a better situation. Holden, though, also said that in her work now she sees people get stuck in shelters in a kind of long term limbo. And one thing that advocates didn't foresee when all of this began was In the decades after that original lawsuit. So in New York City, that means the shelter system has ballooned and become this permanent fixture. New York spends about $3 billion a year on homelessness. You might remember recently. It was really big news when L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would spend $1 million on homelessness in the coming fiscal year. Well, A lot of the costs in New York are related to maintaining that big shelter system and some homeless advocates see that as a problem One person I talked to is Debra Paget. She's a social work professor at N Y. U The shelter industry is a multi billion dollar industry, and there's absolutely no incentive from the city or from these non province really, to end homelessness To put it bluntly, Um they mean it's not that people don't want to end homelessness, but Thousands of jobs now that depend on homelessness. I mean, I hear what she's saying Anna. But even if the shelters are not ending homelessness, they are helping people get in off the streets. I mean, they.
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"Better day. Play the whole thing again. Being served with a notice of intent to recall. Okay you have better day okay. Thank you door slam yet. So that's mike bond and he's on video. He can't lie and say he didn't get served. Now here's the statement of reasons. The recall proponents are listed. It's five local citizens. And the statement of reasons council member mike bond has consistently made promises to his constituency and failed to follow through on those promises since he took office. He has implemented projects bundled with conditions which he has failed to deliver when confronted with these broken promises project failures and policy issues bonnet has ignored constituent concerns. He promised to remain available yet. Refuses to ruin turn calls or correspondence. That's true i know that in doing so. Bonded has abandoned his constituents and ignored their pleas for help instead he continues to push for an implement his flawed strategies throughout our communities council district. Eleven has suffered loss of life destroyed livelihoods and now faces a massive humanitarian public health and public safety crisis council member. Mike bond is not solving these problems. These broken promises have caused his constituents to lose faith in councilmember baden's leadership in summary like bond does not engage with the district and did not improve our quality of life or clean up our neighborhoods. Our streets have become defunct defacto. Campgrounds sanitation policies are failing. Crime is rising and mike bond and remains unresponsive usually have a Doctors described someone Before their declared dead they say he's unresponsive and then they Check his pulse in his breathing and they satan up. He's gone We the voters of los angeles council district eleven intend to recall council member. Mike bonded to make room for candidates who will represent us address our needs and who are not beholden to outside interests of their own personal agenda and these five proponents Signed katrina schmidt. Nicholas rudman matthew steiner. Darren ref snyder and matthew riser. So congratulations to those five residents for Take some action because this takes up a lot of your time and nobody gets paid and it's it is it is really. It's much easier to lay on the sofa and watch them stupid. Movie on net flicks. So you know if you see these people if You know get get on. Get on whatever social media connections. They have for their organizations and support them. And when it's time said money to the biden campaign because nathan rahman's been recalled and she is that That terrible councilwoman. She's like a female Mike biden in Los feeless that's disaster to. That's where she let a violent gang members take over a homeless encampment. The gang members are taxing homeless people the forcing of debate attacks and the taken over the tents and they're selling drugs and guns from the tents.
Los Angeles Council president introduces motion for expanded renters relief program
"City Council wants to give renters more breathing room, Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced a motion to expand the Emergency Renters relief program. Using additional funding approved by Congress to help tenants during the pandemic, The motion reads. While the city's eviction moratorium and Renters assistance program has provided critical relief, many tenants are still months behind on rent with no foreseeable way to pay it back and without the additional help. Many families could end up on the streets.
Los Angeles Council Votes to Require Equal Prize Money for Men, Women
"LA city council has voted to require men and women be paid equally in competitions that award prize money the ordinance requires any person or organization gets a special event permit to equalise prize money for all gender categories the proposed laws now headed to mayor Garcetti's death