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The Charlie Kirk Show
Debunking the Biggest Christian Myths
"We of course have the four gospels, the first three gospels are called synoptic gospels. They were written roughly in the order of Mark Matthew, then Luke then John, but it's debated whether or not Matthew or mark came first. I can tell you and make the case for Christianity. By using the three E's. And we'll go one by one. First and foremost, we have to dispel this myth that well, maybe Jesus didn't actually die. Maybe Jesus was wounded, put inside of a tomb and then he came out afterwards. But between independent scholars, there is no dispute that Jesus actually died. Did you know that we have 5 ancient non biblical sources from tacitus josephus, Lucian and even the Jewish talmud that does not dispute the fact that Jesus was executed, that Jesus died. This dispels the idea that Jesus was just wounded. In the Bible it tells us Christians that Christianity must be an investigative faith, that the more we look into it, the more we are going to find that this is true. In John ten 30, Jesus Christ said that I am the father are one, what Jesus was really saying is that I am the divine. This is what caused so much backlash and eventually led to the execution of Jesus Christ. The next E, if you will, if we accept that, okay, Charlie got it. Jesus was executed. And to go even a step back, just to understand some of the nonsense that has taught about Christianity. There is a Jesus truther movement that even questions whether or not Jesus Christ exists at all whatsoever.
"lucian" Discussed on American Scandal
"Performs oral sex on him. Really? And you know this for a fact. I have a whole spreadsheet from her with the dates and times they met, including phone calls. The president is a big fan of phone sex, apparently. I'm thinking I could write a book. Show the world who Clinton really is. Well, you know me, I'd love to expose Clinton. Sounds like there's definitely a book there. But it would be an even bigger book. If your mystery woman went public, do you think she'd be willing to talk to Paula Jones lawyers? I've heard they're looking for other staffers who've had sexual encounters with Clinton. They want to establish a pattern of behavior. Trip pauses, as she considers the question. She knows all about Paula Jones and her stunning accusation. Jones has claimed that president Clinton sexually harassed her back when he was the governor of Arkansas. She filed a civil lawsuit against the president, and if other women came forward with similar stories, it would help her case. But it's unlikely that Lewinsky would go public. Now Lucian, I don't think she'd do that. She's very loyal to him, despite how he's.
Leaguecast: The Unofficial League of Legends Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Leaguecast: The Unofficial League of Legends Podcast
"I think it's really interesting. So i i enjoyed it a lot. Actually i I thought it was pretty funny. But i i think that's supposed to be like sort of wild written in tara's sort of like emo is a little bit more humorous side. Yeah i i really liked it and like that side of it made me a lot more k. More okay with human thrash. Even though it's still like we still have you boy thrasher whatever the fuck you wanna call him but then putting some bore context behind it made me more okay with that skin existing if that makes sense I think it's a really good capstone. Like lor sendoff for thrashes. Well like like he's still alive. He's not really like the fucking reaper of souls anywhere. But he's kinda like fox with like people and yes like sold their souls like do work for them and stuff. It's cool thrill idea cool and that takes us to the lucien dev blog So there there's a problem with lucian in lanes In this is their attempt to To to tone it down So they're lowering his his web base attack damage. I believe this'll be talked about in the future patch. And then adding a new passive where allies that empower him in some fashion Caused him to ottawa attack twice and do magic damage on. This autos makes his next to autos whether that be regular or leitzinger do bonus mattress image. So that as well okay. no no. it's just his next to again whether you have your your double shot up or just. Your standard auto into next auto has an extra passive now that allies gives extra power when he's with allies in the other change being that his damage shifted to scale with but has lower based emmett so once again. The idea behind this is that eighty harry's are more like a late game fantasy type role and lucian mid right now is a istat check and range check every mid later and beat them to the ground so therefore him having less ultimate damage early and more with likely game cribs hit me. He's going to be way less oppressive early game. Mid whereas eighty carries and still shine is a scaling eighty carey y- and they also lowered his base eighty two to push towards that and added a couple other things were like allies can proc his. W so it's advantageous to be near ally right. Allies could already proxies w. Yes but yeah. The movement speed aspect of it but allies can now proc is like new passive like and talk it through pretty anything that would proc airy which is like a huge thing. People talk about before. Is there like oh. This is lame. Because i have to play with the chanter and chanter is only like Allow me to proc minute vengeance passive but they pretty well gone to side like if you heart see see someone. If you like us jargon flag it will proc it like any pretty well. Everything in our anything will knock this new of passive for lucien. So it's just gonna be a huge benefit if you're playing with a support character but not your ash e your ash w will not your ash. Yeah it's nowhere ash support yucky but either the main thing that i really wanted to point out here is. I'm really happy with what they like. Wrote in this step blog i. It's just awesome that they were able to go into why these changes are happening though. Middling lucien isn't a high win rate character by any means even in pro player..
Cashing in on Content Marketing
"lucian" Discussed on Cashing in on Content Marketing
"There's certainly ways to do it when you get to the design phase with color with fonts with shape with. Here's a disney example. Almost all disney villains are angular. Almost all disney princess and other things are roundish. I never noticed that they can see. Yeah sharp teeth. Sharp josh our years. Almost all not all of them but almost all of them and so and that's because the way we perceive things that are anger and sharp is one thing things that are around as another mother and father in and there's lots of other connections. I won't bore you with but even if you look at the way. While i designed mickey as he was basically three circles to hear one big circular face. He wasn't a big angular. Sharp edged guy and a lot of psychologists kind of ball was brilliant way before his time because of kids can see black and white. And the first mickey's were black light before they can start to recognize color and they recognize the round shape as motherly. And so it means love so you get attached to mickey way ahead of time so lucian can play into every stage of this every state. Yeah and and and to say that everybody's gonna feel the same is wrong. Everybody's not going to feel the same but you're trying to get sort of that universal truths what is the universal truth are universal feeling that most people will have if we do this right if we really start in create this proper emotional arc at the end. Will they what we want them to feel. And if you hit that bullseye. The answer's yes and they will retire or they will buy it again. What would you say to folks who work in quote unquote boring industries. Listen to us when we go. We don't write in like a very exciting space where we can release spark powerball version. I get it. it's a lot easier in entertainment. Or whatever you know. Certainly i i would say try to find the essence of what makes that thing special. Let's take a all the delivery systems that are out there now to deliver food to your door. Hey not particularly exciting industry in my mind. Okay but emotionally. What's it doing well. all this disruption has turned into creation of some level of harmony for the consumer. The customer now has what they've gotten their tying back that mattered a lot of people not just during covert but it matters to a lot of people every single day so if they'd become more time affluent and they have less time debt. What have you done. You've really raised them up in a way you've given them more life you've given them some time back with then they can do something more important to them of what matters most to them. It could be relaxing or working out or being with the kids are taking a bath. Whatever but that industry should play on what its ultimate. Essence is for the emotions that drive the people's reasons to do it more than the function itself. Yeah we often that makes little sense and we often frame it as when trying to come up with ideas challenges or questions that are then solved or answered. Yeah we're skewed play into. It's a little less exciting to think of it that way. But you're kind of getting out if there's a problem or inquiry. Yeah absolutely absolutely you know. We worked with an engineering firm and they did mostly civil engineering..
"lucian" Discussed on Overdue
"Luke blows up the death star or they find a the sorcerer's stone in the first book of a series or natural end that the hero has accomplished something and not to say that lucian. Claude don't do things in the book and like grow because they do grow as characters and in a relationship that's budding between them but they do not like even save the d. It's not even like we won the battle but they're still the war but they're still award to fight. It's just like that's that's it. That's the end. Yeah and the other books are going to jump to some other characters. Maybe it's a really bold choice to kind of it doesn't really deflate the balloon. It immediately makes while guess. I need to read the next book. It he said that he knew it was going to be a trilogy. But this is one of the first. This is one of the first. But there's a while where. I've read the first in a series of like. Oh this does this ending is even ending. This ending is this is just where he had stopped writing to fill up a hole one hole. But yeah it's a big cliff hanger for these characters but it doesn't. I felt like it doesn't have an internal resolution. Which if you come in knowing that. I bet it wouldn't bother you okay. I was a little like throw. I wasn't even disappointed. I was just disoriented. Like what is happening. The books over now and yeah. That's that's something that i think. If you are recommending this book or you think you might want to check it out like you might want to evaluate your relationship to reading all three of these because one will not get it. Done chump struggling to think of other series. How long was it. How facet as like is reading the other two gonna be pretty quick. They would be pretty quickly. This was like two hundred and fifty pages and it's even though the language is really fun and complex. It is not a slow read. It's on a harvard read..
The Book Review
"lucian" Discussed on The Book Review
"I think that's what inspired her. I just read an interview with her and for anyone. Who isn't aware she is the great granddaughter of sigmund freud and also the daughter of the painter lucian freud and in this book. There's a very strong artistic theme. Roseline has an affair with a married artist in the fifty s. And then kate. Her daughter is an artist. Also and there's just these wonderful glimpses into the art world which is completely foreign to me. So i loved reading about it. What about into the world. I mean kind of cute it. The whole book is the freudian world that del. let's just say none of them are in analysis end. They probably would have had happier. Lives had they been. I wanna ask you kind of inside baseball publishing question. And i think you were surprised about this too. But it's this is esther freud's ninth book. Hideous kinky was a big success. It's also a paperback original. Which surprised me. And i don't know if people generally speaking you know what that means to be a paperback originals. Maybe you can explain that and would it generally means when a book published in the us. Only in paperback it's something. I'm always rooting for personally. I think it's a great opportunity for people to get a new book at a keeper price. Actually doing instagram. Live on june twenty-ninth with estra through our new york times instagram account. And that is one of my questions..
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"He does it seeing all the big models with all these on that reddit thread like when i first came out it was giant yumi giant silence just random. Chain hughes from champions. I'm a simple guy. My answer is going to be real straightforward. I have not actually played this mode but my favorite is going to be ultimate longbow pair with any other global range skill scholz. I don't care if you're israel with the national to ash with an israel alz jinx colts driven. Any of those paired with adult is. Because you just fire the two of them back to back adults stuns them. The other old hits them even better if you're playing. Ap azriel because ashley'll has ridiculous ap ratio. So i played ezra a few times and at one point i got luxeuil which is really good another time. It got cars assault. And that's you fire the and then start channeling the car. They both ends at the same time. It's really funny. That is one of my favorite things to do as well having a two long range. Ultimate on one person is really hilarious well. I don't know that it's necessarily the best. It's just the most fun for me. I'm a sucker for sniping people across the map. It is so fun every time. I was trying to remember remember that we had a mortifies at the headed ultimate. That was just completely broken because it was really good with ultimate the sandra ultimate with more takaiser is actually really good. Yeah i could see that is either. You have two options for it. You lock in the room with you and you either them and pound on them or yourself and save one. You can't do shit to me. And i'm also vein. With jarvis. colt is pretty. Yeah jumping condemn. Yeah right. I also got some era with quesnel which was the worst thing i saw was a shed with a nocturnal and would just engage on you from anywhere and go behind..
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"Question tonight comes from the duke of doom who writes good talk ferenda. Tis i the duke of doom with a plight that occurred to my poor games in league. Iq up for a game and jungle into my excitement. As i wanted to try some good old trundle and do a more publicly approved variety of trolling my curiosity. I had a lillian. Top against a wou kong. And before i can even give red buff love by. She had died to woo car so ganked mid in hopes that some competency could be found there and to the shock of the known world they were and we dominated mid and bought and the enemy juggler around level and levin lilia started to complain that she wasn't getting any gangs she's around zero eight now and i informed her. I was not going to be coming to that slaughterhouse. That was her lame she proceeded to. Then follow me across the jungle trying to do last hits for the rest of the game. We won eventually using her as bait but wanted to report this lilia so the question is what do you do when someone is following you through your jungle. A petulant child. And what do you do if you find yourself with a group such as this thinks. It's fine with one person. Trolling your lehner. Juggle so with just it does not matter if your team reports them as long as you do. Number of reports from a single game does not change the outcome. So another another thing. You actually made a mistake before before this. When when lilia started complaining about not getting gangs ignore her. Don't say anything. Do not respond yet because they're already tilted you responding is not gonna do like. There's nothing you have to communicate to at that point. Just ignore them mute them. Even you have a good reason for not yanking the lane fact that they are asking for gangs music. They do not understand that reason already. You telling them isn't going to change that so your leave it alone. They're looking for a fight. They can win because they clearly can't win the one in la basically as for when they're following you through your jungle. Don't miss your smites. I'm your burst combo on your champion. So that they can't burst you out your presumably ahead and they're not so that shouldn't be the hardest thing in the world is just very fucking annoying and use them as bait. I've won games using idiots on my team has before like it works okay. I've told this story before on this. Podcast what a few years ago. We had a thrash who was the worst player but was natured about it. That was the important part of this. He was like i'm sorry guys. I totally sucked tonight. As he went in and died yet again i think he was drunk regardless friendly yacht. Awful the game so since he was good natured. I told my team. Hey so thrashes struggling. Why don't we use him as bait. They keep using ultimate to kill him even though he's easy to kill so we'll just engage on them when they try to kill him so we did for ten minutes straight. We won every single team fight and won the game because they were burning ultimate on our useless thrash who was drunk and not paying attention. It works you actually can use idiots as bay as long as you're doing so consciously and carefully you're also getting followed by this lehner. Don't be afraid to just go into the lane to take some minions Because they are leading a lot of experience. It's the top liners just solo shoving going to be a lot of meetings..
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"You're needed to help the juggler leash that can't that's like. That's that's that's where i'm going with this. The main reason assuming you have time to do it. The main reason not to recall is to steal shit from the enemy juggler to stay in their jungle. Because frankly there is no point in the game but it doesn't exist where you go on invade you invade you get a kill. You have time to recall and go back to their jungle before they get there. It doesn't exist. It's not possible so the time to stay just be like well. I'm up four hundred gold. I'll spend it when. I back even though you had time is when you're going to stay in their jungle sometimes like let's say you're playing luck support. You started buying level one. You gotta kill you. Stay in their jungle with your eighty carry. And you're juggler. They come to contest the camp. You get a second kill because you're buying this backup. Yeah it happens like it's stupid but it happens we call ter- oh yeah. That's that's when you know. Their mental is completely boom. That's when you recommend them episode three or one of the four against the main. The main trade for me to stay and steal stuff is that we're still healthy Yeah if we're not healthy we would lose a contest a contested boss. Basically then i generally don't stay there so that's the main deciding point Similar to it is was the enemy health. Look at did we kill them if we killed them and then they're gone they're not gonna be here or if they are going to be here just murder them again and but if if they're full if backed away full health not a good idea to stay there they know where you are they can they can collapse on you now so leave. I also think it depends if they got award down before owned buff. I think that also plays a huge role in whether it's a good idea to stay or not. They could end up collapsing on you and bringing four or five members when it's just the juggler support and bought china's steel the buff and that's not great either so i think understanding if they actually placed or have vision of you guys taking the buff also plays a role in whether you should back or stay to contest that buffon's seal it away but most of the times i think if you have if innovate successful i think most of the times people always get deeper vision down as well and so you can see if anyone else is coming when you're taking the buff But for souliers specifically. If you're juggler does take the buff. Be ready to help him in his jungle. 'cause most of the time the enemy jungle is wanting to counter inveigh to try to reclaim above that they lost suggests be. Just be aware of that when you're playing and don't just spam spam ping missing or spammed like. Wow you got you got an invade and you still died Just just be wary that the other might have a strong level to after they take their first buff and trying to invade your jugglers. Well so that's also something to also consider after the level one absolutely any final thoughts level ones guys just something real quick kind of that point is be aware of who is actually there at the invade because sometimes if the juggler.
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"Each lane or go to defend when and where standing in a spot to provide vision of an area sufficient and when and where should be placed. What do you look at. It helps you decide whether or not to invade sweet kilcoyne. Should i back immediately and go lane with whatever champ appropriate item directly to lane or is it situational. Thanks as always. So jesse is question. Is going to be our springboard far discussion tonight. we're gonna talk about level. One invades and level one fanning out and just prepping for level one encounters with the enemy in general. So go ahead. Free shoot so yeah so one of the first things. You should look at when deciding whether or not you should invade or whether you think is gonna invade as what abilities are your team going to take level one. And what abilities is the enemy team gonna take level one and are their abilities better than yours because there sometimes when you think oh we have a pretty good level one. But then you're invading into. I mean probably not right now but or more ghana. Jungle and brawl. And you're just the first person who shows up is going to get cece locked. Die no matter what you so that others some champions you should just never invade into. Yeah that's actually important because we're gonna jungle if she if she starts q. Is going to have a terrible jungle clear but she can start q. technically More frightening is amid or support madonna. Because yet stunned. Yes the they'll take you there Yeah so that is the first thing you should look for absolutely is what kind of level one fight are we going to have. Is there see on both sides of the generally speaking you can't invade unless you have some form of cc or just a enormous amount of damage to blow somebody up if you catch some because that's your only option invade without see but also where you getting that enormous amount of damage level. One right love. Yeah all has. He seen county that slows are at level. One people don't have their dashes yet. They don't have if you burn flash level one that's a meaningful level one so slow counts minimum ones right. As far as as far as fanning out a lot of by a lot of. I mean almost everybody. Does this wrong yes five pointing is what it's called and you basically have one person at each entrance of your side of the map and what the place that most people go wrong. Is they have the middle leaner pickup mid and that's actually incorrect. And i'll tell you why you want your juggler to be sitting in the middle lane because otherwise it tips off the enemy. Which side of the map. He's starting on so you..
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"That damage is loaded into incredibly tiny window of timing. That's my how how are you gonna. Are you gonna make out that her passes fully stacked when all she has gray or silver blur on your screen. Yes just ashes all the time. It's it's as if the ribbons q. Rea- dash is but yes can we. Can we take a moment. Copies poppies or will block dash. Yes can we just take a moment to talk about the patch notes on samarra whereas we don't want champions being able to dash into a bunch of damage dash out this is not fair. so we're nursing samir. Let's talk about that. See but it really doesn't really have a dash out. She just doesn't need it because you're already a which is the same dash out that samir used to have so bearable all right and the funding ourselves we shit anyway. Continue speaking of bullshit dashes on the couple. Different nerves highlighted. I'm a hundred percent. Sure a writer listen to our podcast and it's like what does bomo like to play. Let's just narped everything he plays because the nerve this week is via nerves so they really want to shove vigo out of the leaning They wanna commend jungle so they bumped his damage monsters but they reduce the damage on q. Against minions as well as the the health region and healing you get from offering those minions with your passive after using ability on them. So it's it's down to ten percent healing from damaging minions which i don't even think really does anything like that's that's hardly any healing ten percent of your automatic damage if you mark them and i think you can't just take random trades anymore in lane. I think lane vigo still viable. You just can't go in mindlessly take a bad trade and he'll up on the as yet to be more careful about what type of trading you're doing so i do like that in a sense because i feel like at all hinder lot of vehicle players currently who just wants to fight and then get chunked out and just region in the wave and i think it's good to for him that way to be clear lane vehicle. Well he'll just as much off of kicking your you just won't heal off the minion waivers. And so he'll still here a lot of champions hitting champions with abilities but you can't just free farm or pva wave to get back up to a stable state. You.
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"I'm gonna throw it over to crush to talk about a potential lane partner of ziya. Yes so i look through to. The patch noticed something that makes me a little worried Rela got a boss and her buff is literally just the reversion of nerf. It she got. She's losing two seconds off of her w. gudang which is the. She turns it from horse into big armored tank or from bigger taking into horse. The reason why. I'm worried about this because the whole reason that it was nerves in the first place was that she could basically lock down the entire duration of the cold out of this. And then hit you with the with the knockout when she transferred back into horse. And that's why i was nervous and now it's unnerved and i'm like this is not going to be good for me. I'm going to have a realm my face a lot more often now. I suspect that the sole bring her back in the play especially especially because anathemas changed got put into the game after she got nervous and if she builds anathemas that's a lot like leona building anathemas. It's except that remember relics down multiple people a little bit less is affected by tenacity. But yes the w trash down is knock up and then the flip is knock up as well right. Yeah and the knock up her stunned she has one son and that's the only part that's affected by tenacity. Good don't get me wrong. It's still really good. It's just not leona levels of busted good. I also think that like the main thing that she wasn't anathemas foyer the damage reduction because she's already taking his hell so good luck killing her. So yeah that's my change to watch that. I think this will act. This actually will probably put back into a good place so all right speaking of trying to put champions into good places. The rest of us have highlighted nurse. I'm gonna go first because mine is a nerf meme which is better for african context listeners. Way way way back. When the very first time i ever got platinum was like season for season. Five and i was a top lane. Orillia one trick. I have been very vocal. That i hate the new rally. Ah because she is a bullshit fighter assassin. I do not like how i e she is and a couple of patches ago. They made a rally a- a lot more reliable analog burst ear because they made her. W do a shitload of damage. Well they've decided to reverse some of that and take literally twenty percent of the damage away from her w. and also reduce its defensive ratios events so that she can not quite ignore as much threats by timing w correctly. I still think elliott is bullshit. I really don't like her current design but this is at least nudging her into being less. Oh she appeared. And i'm already dead because she hit me with four auto attacks on the span of a quarter second because of the way her cue resets work so hopefully we'll see a little bit less of a rally. I still think what are the biggest problems of the valea is just visual clarity. For opponents of when her passive is actually fully stocked. What's that but it's also because she's so front loaded with damage because it's just cue spam. You can literally just youns you mark someone you just double tap q. And you hit them with animation cancelled auto plus multiple cues all..
Four Wards Podcast
"lucian" Discussed on Four Wards Podcast
"I mean you think about it at rink one and most games you don't get past ranked two on adc with your ultimate rate Rank one before. This patch was almost a three minute. Wait on her. cooldown is comparable to gallia old. Yeah yeah that's crazy. Zay doesn't get to travel across the map with her. Feel the same level of high impact as the other really long. Also like cartwright galileo in chen yes. Yeah yeah so when i saw this change if you'll indulge talking about this from my perspective because i don't play a lot i've played her in the past and i can play her but when i look at this i'm like i don't think this will put her actually accelerate anywhere. 'cause he's not actually gaining damage off of this which is her problem right now but i thought about it a little more and was like well. What are the things that does is it. Allows you to sideline more often. Because you don't have that old up ziya you're not in this island period. I think it also it just exacerbates situations where she was already good because now she has this up reliably basically. Yeah because i was always want problem. The reason why it in the first place was if she was ahead you can ever kill her because she would just say new wouldn't build together so there is that aspect to it. i think that more realistically. It's that she will have. That safety fails more often. It allow her to be more aggressive and more risky. Take more risks. Get more farm. Get more money. Which allow her to do more damage. So i think that's where this is gonna go. I think it's going to be good on halo and good ziya players like myself. Wait wait but you said lo and good ziya players so you're listening three separate groups here no no no no no too low and good players myself. That's what i was saying. Ouch all right guys. Will you have a good rest of your podcast. I'm gonna go. Nah so.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"lucian" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Lucian Kim. Thanks you too. Thank you. The Texas Electrical grid is facing more problems to avoid power cuts during a heat wave. People are being asked to conserve energy this week, and that's fueling frustration that lawmakers have still not help those who suffer during a devastating blackout back in February, most Bushell of member station Kut in Austin reports Caroline Rivera is a 77 year old retired schoolteacher. She's lived in her East Houston neighborhood for 40 years lived through hurricanes and heat waves, but nothing like last February, when the power went out for over four days. It was So cold in here until my bed was like a block of eyes. Her water pipes froze and burst the imagine being in your home. Without Being able to even use the bathroom properly, but that many days and not happen. Water That was horrifying. Then, after the power was restored, she had to deal with the costs. She says repairing her plumbing was over $3000. Like many of her neighbors, she's on a fixed income and doesn't have a lot of money. The unexpected expense is something she's still struggling with. So this week's request to conserve energy she's already been doing that I turned my air. Way up to like 83. Because of the fear of getting an electric bill that I'm not able to pay. After the crisis, state lawmakers passed a handful of reforms aimed at preventing another blackout. Those include winterizing power plants, creating a grid emergency alert system.
Here and Now
Navalny "A Horrible Skeleton" in Court Appearance After Hunger Strike
"Last week. Here's NPR's Lucienne Kim Alexei Navalny looked gaunt as he appeared on a video monitor with a short head toe appeal. A court ordered fine. According to court reporters, Navalny briefly addressed his wife, Yuliya in the courtroom and joked that he now weighs as much as he did in seventh grade. Vanni ended his hunger strike last week, saying he was getting some of the medical attention. He demanded that he was listening to his doctors who warned his life was in danger. With Navalny locked away. Authorities have targeted his political organization as an extremist group. Bonnie's allies are now disbanding his nationwide network of regional offices to protect activists from prosecution. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news lie from news 88 7 in Houston. I
Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike
"Navalny is ending a 24 day hunger strike. He says he's reached his goal of getting medical attention thanks to supporters from around the world as NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports from Moscow know Melanie was imprisoned in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny made the announcement in a social media post put up by his allies. Before his hunger strike. His request for medical attention were met with smirks. Navalny says He's now been examined by civilian doctors twice. Navalny's condition was met with concern by world leaders such as President Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Is worsening health also brought out thousands of protesters in cities across Russia Wednesday. His post, Navalny writes. My heart is full of love and gratitude. He says he'll still insist on getting outside medical attention for the loss of sensation in his arms and legs. Lucian Kim.
BBC World Service
Russia's Navalny on Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Treatment
"Arrests outside the prison where opposition leader Alexei Navalny is on hunger strike to protest a lack of medical attention. NPR's Lucian Kim. Reports from Moscow, a correspondent for CNN, as well as other journalists were briefly detained. Supporters of Alexei Navalny trek to the penal colony about 60 miles east of Moscow, demanding independent doctors be allowed to examine him. Navalny declared a hunger strike last week, saying he was being denied medical care for back pain and the loss of sensation in his legs. On Monday, Navalny's allies said on social media, he had a temperature and bad cough. That three other prisoners were being treated for tuberculosis. Navalny was imprisoned on an old conviction after returning from Germany, where he'd been recovering from a poisoning he blames on President Vladimir Putin. Putin spokesman says Navalny is receiving all necessary medical attention Lucian Kim. NPR
Russia jails journalist Sergei Smirnov over Alexei Navalny protest
"Remarks to the National Prayer breakfast. It's being held. Virtually it has been attended by every president since Dwight Eisenhower, A Russian journalist has been sentenced to 25 days in jail for a retweet that Russian police claim is an illegal called to protest. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow. The Kremlin is targeting journalists amid protests over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Sergei Smirnov is the editor of Media Zona, an online news outlet that tracks human rights violations. Police say Smirnoff broke the law with a retweet that contained the time and date of an unauthorized protests supporting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Police detained Smirnoff Saturday while he was out for a walk with his five year old son. Scores of Russian journalists have been detained since the beginning of the demonstrations and news organizations are protesting Smirnoff's jail sentence. President Vladimir Putin spokesman has defended the case against Smirnoff. Calling it absolutely logical. Lucian Kim NPR NEWS
Weekend Edition Sunday
Russia arrests 2,700 during wide protests backing Navalny
"And police who are out in force, Russians have taken to the streets for a second weekend of protests. They're calling for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexi Navalny. One human rights monitoring group says at least 2000 protesters have already been arrested. Of only was jailed two weeks ago after returning from Germany, where he had been receiving treatment after being poisoned with a chemical weapon. MPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim was at the protest in Russia's capital and he joins us now. Good morning. Morning, Lulu. Demonstrators early today gathered outside the prison where Navalny is being held. There were plans to protest outside the headquarters of the State Security Agency, the F S, B and Moscow. What can you tell us? Well, not a lot happened outside the FSB. The city authorities closed off metro stations in the center of the city and didn't let any pedestrians into the area. Navalny's team was hoping for a symbolic protest. Since they accused the FSB of trying to poison him. And when it became clear the downtown area was off limits. One of Navalny's AIDS who's outside the country started tweeting the locations of other rallying points around the city, including the prison where he's now being held. I mean, despite the certainty of arrests and crackdowns at today's protest, people still poured into the streets. I mean, there were extraordinary scenes. What if people tell you? Well, I've covered a lot of protests in Moscow and I have to say this one was the scariest I've been to riot Police were everywhere, and I saw how they just pluck someone off the street on arrest him and put him in a police truck. Probably the most famous demonstrator arrested today was Navalny's wife, Yulia. I met one protester. Her name is Alina McCarley Amara. She's an architect. And she told me she was scared, but that she had no choice but to come out. In the Russia the government is suppressing anyone who has a new opinion difference from a very narrow point of view. The propaganda makes you feel alone. That's why we came here to show that we are not alone that there are many of us. She said she actually doesn't not does not support Alexey Navalny as a politician, but she respects him for representing people who don't agree with Vladimir Putin and I heard that same opinion from other protesters. I spoke to You know, Um, these protests have been notable for their spread across a very vast country. We saw that last week. Do we know yet what's been happening outside of Moscow? What we do. We're getting reports from around Russia. It's already Sunday night on Russia's Pacific Coast activists are reporting hundreds of arrests. As you mentioned there'd been clashes with police a lot of really rough detentions and reports of police using Tasers. This is hugely significant because of protest has truly become nationwide. In the past, rallies were often focused on Moscow and ST Petersburg. That's two Navalny's credit. He always saw himself as a national politician. He spent a lot of time traveling around Russia and building a support network there. And in fact, he was traveling in Siberia when he was poisoned. Well, let me ask you this. I mean, if that is the case in these protests are igniting across the country. Does Vladimir Putin see them as a real threat? What little we see how the government is responding right now, with a really heavy hand, not Brooking any dissent? What's a different from earlier protests is that they've basically put all of Navalny's AIDS in jail. And they're also going after Russian journalists who are trying to cover these protests. The Kremlin likes to say that these protests are small and that the majority is for Putin. But when you consider that the literally shut down central Moscow to today and filled it with police You kind of get the impression that Vladimir Putin is feeling a little nervous. That's NPR's
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"For his release from prison. And in a few minutes Lulu Garcia Navarro catches up with two close friends across the political aisle. Who have maintained their relationship. Winter storm warning in effect beginning tonight at 7 P.m.. It continues all day tomorrow and into Tuesday. Blizzard like conditions are possible during the day tomorrow with heavy snow. Total snow accumulations 14 to 18 inches. By the time it ends mid day Tuesday, when it could change over the rain. Those winds gusting as high as 45 MPH tomorrow. Support for NPR comes from member stations and from Morgan Stanley, with their podcast thoughts on the market, offering concise takes on current events and their implications for financial markets three minutes in episode, three times a week, thoughts on the market and indeed committed to helping businesses hire when managers upgrade their job posts. They instantly get a list of candidates whose resumes on indeed match their job criteria. More and indeed dot com slash credit. Lulu Garcia Navarro braving sub zero temperatures and police who are out in force, Russians have taken to the streets for a second weekend of protests. They're calling for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexi Navalny. One human rights monitoring group says at least 2000 protesters have already been arrested. Of only was jailed two weeks ago after returning from Germany, where he had been receiving treatment after being poisoned with a chemical weapon. MPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim was at the protest in Russia's capital and he joins us now. Good morning..
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"Benefit people in poverty by creating jobs that they could have access to, But this is not working, so we need a much more proactive stance. AP News Good Morning. I'm a Donahue Johnson and Johnson says it's Corona virus vaccine appears to work with just one shot Dr mid time. Maman is a researcher at Johnson and Johnson. We believe overall, in a nutshell that this vaccine is for everyone. That we see that we can prevent Cove it. In many cases, we can prevent hospitalization. Those that even contract hold it on half moderate disease have a milder course of disease. Johnson and Johnson says he will file an application for emergency use soon in the U. S. President Biden is pushing for people to wear masks to slow the spread of the virus, and press Secretary Jen Psaki says more masks will be produced. We're not gonna get into specific cos obviously their procurement processes here, but also that take place, a federal agency. Yes, but also we're still early in the process, CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky says they're on the lookout for the South African variant of the coronavirus. What's happened over the last week or so is that we've really scaled up the surveillance and the sequencing in this country, and I think we were always concerned that we had it here, and we hadn't yet detected it. And now we have evidence of these two cases in South Carolina that it is. In fact, here, Wolinsky was on NBC's Today show consumer spending slowed last month. Most department reports consumers curb their spending 2/10 of a percent. December's declined followed a seasonally adjusted 7/10 percent drop in November. The numbers offer an indication of the extent to which Americans hunkered down as covert 19 infections surged, avoiding travel, shopping and dining out. Since the brief rebound last spring, consumer spending has barely grown during the pandemic. Sales at retailers have declined for three straight months. One positive in the Commerce Department report. Personal incomes rose a modest 6/10 percent after two months of declines. Ben Thomas Washington Capitol Police are boosting travel security for lawmakers. This is AP News Virgin Hyperloop has unveiled its vision for the future Hyperloop experience. It is that this ride should be totally smooth and seamless, and our expectation and error requirements for the system is to impose. Not more than about two point I'm sorry, 2.0.2 G's sterile Lucien is virgins director of passenger experience. Hyper loops are high speed travel pods that arm or environmentally sustainable than other transit options. That production vehicle will hold up to 20 people in varying configurations. It will have a much broader diameter so people will be able to stand up fully. Lucian was asked about a timeline. A passenger bearing system is a matter of years, not decades away, and I know that in part because I literally was the first passenger born on this system, vacuum tubes are required to be built to handle the hyper loop system. I'm Ed Donahue. AP News I'm Rita Foley within 18 newsman Ed. It looks like there will be a new weapon in the war on the coronavirus. Johnson and Johnson says it's vaccine appears to protect against Cove in 19 with just one shot. 85% effective against the most serious symptoms 66% effective overall of preventing moderate to severe illness, Johnson and Johnson will now ask for emergency use authorization. Johnson and Johnson chief scientific officer Dr Paul Stop. ALS says the company aims to make a billion doses this year. Remember it's a one shot vaccine that means in this day Protecting a billion people from severe disease, hospitalization and death and even more following that, Dr Anthony Fauci says. In general, the more vaccines the better the best way to prevent For the evolution of the virus is to prevent it from replicating and you do that by vaccinating people as quickly as you possibly can. I'm Rita Foley. The Labor Department reports US workers total compensation rose 7/10 of a percent in the October to December quarter. That was an increase from the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2020. For the year. Wages and benefits grew 2.5%. The Labor Department's employment cost index measures pay changes for workers who keep their jobs so the data wasn't affected by the mass layoffs that occurred in the spring. Even though the gains were modest worker's compensation still stayed ahead of inflation last year, which came in at 1.4%. And Thomas Washington. Those Americans who were working saw their wages and benefits rise in the last three months of 2020. The Labor Department reports US workers total compensation rose 7/10 of a percent in the October to December quarter. That was an increase from the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2020. For the year. Wages and benefits grew 2.5%. The Labor Department's employment cost index measures pay changes for workers who keep their jobs so the data wasn't affected by the mass layoffs that occurred in the spring. Even though the gains were modest worker's compensation still stayed ahead of inflation last year, which came in at 1.4%. And Thomas Washington. This'll is AP News. I'm Rita fall away. Johnson and Johnson says it has an effective cove in 19 vaccine and will apply for authorization to start.
All Things Considered
Biden and Putin Agree to Extend Nuclear Treaty
"The Russian Parliament has unanimously ratified a five year extension of an arms control treaty with the United States one day after Vladimir Putin spoke with President Joe Biden by phone. From Moscow. MPR's Lucy and Kim tells us the future of the last agreement between the countries to limit their nuclear arsenals. Renewing the new Start treaty was the main topic of the first phone call between Presidents Biden and Putin. Which the Kremlin says lasted a little more than half a Knauer. Putin, speaking to the World Economic Forum via video conference today warned that the system of global security is falling apart. It was alone at the shark spray them, He said The new start extension was a step in the right direction. Still, Kremlin officials say a reset in U. S. Russian relations is unlikely. The phone call Biden Press Putin about a cyber attack on U. S government agencies, Russian election interference and the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a chemical weapon. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow
Biden and Putin Agree to Extend Nuclear Treaty
"Washington The Russian parliament has unanimously ratified a five year extension of an arms control treaty with the United States a day after President Vladimir Putin's first phone call with the Biden White House from Moscow. MPR's Lucian Kim has details on the future of the last agreement, the U. S and Russia made to limit their nuclear arsenals. Renewing the new Start treaty was the main topic of the first phone call between Presidents Biden and Putin, which the Kremlin says lasted a little more than half a Knauer. Putin, speaking to the World Economic Forum via video conference today warned that the system of global security is falling apart the phone at the Nash explained, And he said the new start extension was a step in the right direction. Still, Kremlin officials say a reset in U. S. Russian relations is unlikely in the phone call. Biden Press Putin about a cyber attack on U. S government agencies. Russian election interference and the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny
"lucian" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To be used for someone's castle. I asked her if she wasn't afraid. Given the heavy police presence. They can't put everybody in jail. So there are many people on. I don't think that we have enough jails to put everyone in there. But even as we were talking, there were arrests of protesters, including Navalny's wife, Yuliya. The protests were to be across the country, Lucy and what's the turnout? Been like another places. Scott has just been incredible, really a wave of protests rolling across Russia's vastness today, beginning In the Pacific port of Vladivostok, seven time zones away from Moscow and then just sweeping across the rest of the country, including many smaller provincial cities. What's important to note here is that Navalny is the first real national opposition leader. Three years ago, he was barred from running for president against Vladimir Putin. But what he did succeed in doing was opening campaign offices across the country. He traveled too far flung cities, and he really behaved like a real national politician. His following is national and people follow him on Social media. Well, and that brings up Tic Tac because today's actions were promoted on Tic Tac is that turned out more young people? Absolutely. Tic Tac has played a huge role because of The Balinese following among young people, he speaks their language. He knows their means. And he's constantly putting out new content on social media. Even from jail. His team is working. The video that his team released this week on Putin's alleged secret palace has been viewed more than 60 million times since Tuesday on YouTube, tic TAC and other social media. We're told by authorities to take down content calling on young people to attend these illegal rallies, but That doesn't seem to have had much effect and may have given the protests even more publicity. NPR's Lucian Kim in Moscow Thanks so much. Thank you, Scott. You're listening.
Weekend Edition Saturday
Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
"A wave of protests rolling across Russia today, demonstrators demanding that opposition leader Lexie Navalny be released from jail. The bony was arrested last weekend after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. NPR's Lucy and Kim is in Moscow, where the main demonstration is being held. The first protests started in the Pacific port of Vladivostok, seven hours east of Moscow, despite warnings from authorities and a heavy police presence. People rallied in support of Alexei Navalny in provincial capitals such as Novosibirsk, Yakutsk and Ka Bar Aske, a city that has seen months of anti government protests since the summer. Activists are reporting arrests. Navalny is an anti corruption campaigner and protest leader who was barred from running against President Vladimir Putin in elections three years ago. After Navalny was jailed, his team released an investigation into a lavish palace allegedly built for Putin. It's been viewed more than 60 million times on YouTube since Tuesday. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS
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"S government agencies. Has criticized the recent arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow This is NPR news. Live from KQED news. I'm Brian. What? As police Department's come under fire for killing black men. There's been a growing push to find alternatives to keeping community safe. Take you ladies. Aaron Baldessari reports one Oakland organization is proposing a different approach. People who are medically underserved in Santa Clara County can schedule covert vaccine appointments through the county health system, but not until their group is eligible. Rocio Luna, deputy director of the county's Public Health department, says all the information is online. But she knows not everyone has Internet access. We're actually currently piloting a sign up there. For example, we were at the Cupertino Senior Center this week. That's part of the strategy to get into the community and overcome technology language. Your housing barriers. Community health clinics are working alongside counties to do that outreach. Sob. Irmatov Ski heads the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, which partners with the county's health network. It's member clinic served over 100,000 patients a year, including about 18,000, who are unhealthy, living in cars or couch surfing. They're still vaccinating stuff. But Mitofsky hopes they can get to patients soon. There are a lot of people who do a lot of the basic things that need to happen every day to make sure that our society words the food Service transportation childcare, Mitofsky says. The people who come to her clinics do the work. Many of us depend on and they need to get vaccinated. I'm Polly striker KQED news. And I'm Brian. What? That was all my fault That was Polly striker reporting on where people who are low income and maybe uninsured could get their shots in the South Bank. Thanks very much. This is KQED news. A new chapter begins amid historic turmoil. What's next.
Moldova's Pro-EU President Sandu Sworn In
"Of Moldova has inaugurated its first female president, NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports. The Harvard graduate and former World Bank economist is pledging to forge closer ties to the European Union against Russia's wishes. Maya Sandu took the presidential oath of office in the Moldovan capital, Kishan now sure. Sendero? Yes, Sunder one in November runoff election against the incumbent, Igor Dough done who made dozens of trips to Moscow during his term in office. Moldova is ethnically linked to its neighbor Romania and NATO and U member. We also maintains close ties to Russia. Sandu has called for Russian troops based in a separatist region of Moldova to go home and wants better relations with the EU and United States. Lucian Kim.
NPR News Now
Lawmakers pass bill to restrict websites that 'discriminate' against Russian media
"In russia have approved a bill that allows authorities to block foreign websites they deemed discriminatory to russian media. Npr's lucian kim reports from moscow russia's lower house of parliament. The duma passed a law as retaliation against american social media. Companies that explicitly label content produced by russian state media outlets under the legislation. Russian authorities will be able to block or slow. Down such sites kremlin critics like opposition leader alexei navalny have used twitter and youtube to reach millions of russians bypassing censorship on state television president vladimir putin has called for russia come up with its own social media platforms to gain greater control. Another law passed. Wednesday will let the government brand russian citizens as foreign agents if they have ties abroad and require news outlets to label them that way in their reports lucian kim. Npr news moscow.
Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
One key to adapting to climate change: Having your own energy grid
"Talking about how tech can help us adapt to climate change. It's part of our series how we survive increasingly in the. Us people are having to adapt to a world without reliable power storms fires even power shut offs designed to prevent fires. Have lots of people trying to figure out. Local solutions for electricity. Once lucian is micro grids. Decentralized power generation often with solar as it source. Jose alfaro is a professor at the center for sustainable systems. At the university of michigan. He says microbes can represent freedom. It is a way for us. Say okay if this can't be solved from the top down then we will solve it from the bottom up. And i will create these Micro grids that me to be much more renewable than before. I mean the united states transmission and distribution system is probably the largest machine into world and we are basically all tied to it and microbes. Allow those pockets of communities to not necessarily completely. Disengage have more autonomy over how they're engaging with that. Machine is not a problem for the machine. Like is there resistance from utilities to this kind of increasing use yes. There is definitely resistance from the utilities. There is a the theory called the death spiral and that is the idea that the utilities have all these investments and they have to charge enough to be able to upkeep those investments and so if i lose a pocket of demand because they installed their own micro grid then i'm going to have to charge more per unit energy for the rest of the people and then they're going to think my electricity is getting too high. Let's do our own micro grid and they do that and becomes a vicious cycle until the utility has to completely go broke. And so that's that is part of the theory behind the resistance and i think there's a a little bit of truth to that or some significant truth But also i think there's an opportunity there Where the utilities can think more creatively about business models that can allow them to incorporate these these types of micro grids into their models. I feel like the conversation about the grid is a conversation. That's been going on for a really long time at least here in the us. Do you see the push for micro grids as something that could ultimately force that change when it's been slow to come. Most of my work is abroad is not in the us. And i see it in the us as a just a simmering movement towards resilience and renewables. Right but i think that as we see the examples happening in other countries that movement might get more steam and might become more of a boil and do fix some of that. I think there's a lot of technical research we need to do in the us Because we can't just throw away the thousands of miles of distribution networks etc that we have and then tell me what's happening in the developing world where you do a lot of micro-credits there. How big of an opportunity is that for. Using renewables for avoiding a huge you know transmission and distribution network. What's happening actually in india. We're seeing we just finished a study very interesting. Where people had a micro. They were extended the central grid. And now they keep both connections and they keep paying for both connections one for resilience and the other one because it gives them a little bit more power type thing but the micro grid still. They're still competing. We're also seeing a lot of circular economy opportunities at least in my space where we look at biomass residues and farming communities and agricultural communities are able to create their own energy through biomass residues and gasification or thermal technologies and compliment that with solar energy and they have basically a very stable microsd. That is a lot cheaper than the central grid. They could get connected.
WSJ Tech News Briefing
Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation
"Hyperloop began as a sketch by elon. Musk which i think he barred from. Nineteen eighty seven. James bond film. It's a capsule you put someone in and send them hurtling at dramatic speeds through a long distance pipeline sons. A little sci fi but seven years later the leading company developing it. Virgin hyperloop has at its helm. Jay walder a guy who has been in charge of the subway systems of new york london and hong kong. that's one way to gain credibility so welcome jay. Thanks for being here a wilson. Thanks for having me. So how did it happen. You get a call from the company's lead investor dubai port world and they were like what you're interested in overseeing a some sort of to brockett the line that i often repeat which came from the the The head-hunter is he set out. Something i wanna talk to you about. But it's not for the faint of heart and he wasn't lying. It's just incredible and it was a great great opportunity and and to be able to move from doing the things that i've done in my career in the to now really have any opportunity to fundamentally reshape the way we think about mass transit. That's just amazing. But what was it like. What was the thing that. What was the one piece that sparked you that you said okay. This isn't just drawings on on on a piece of paper we. We went through like russian. Finally someone said to me any get on a plane. Come alka las vegas our co founder and cto. Josh neidl will meet you there. And come out to see the test in las vegas and that was the moment i mean. I shouldn't be given us away. But i was at that point just totally locked and it was so real. It's very hard to grasp without seeing it. I think of you guys teased a video to us. That i got the chance to watch but unfortunately we are not allowed to show on this this program today and it showed Kind of like it looked like some sort of emirates air check in room. You know a big gorgeous atrium where people were passengers were walking in. They kind of get on this things. It looks like a really fancy disney ride they shoot off and the speedometer says six hundred plus miles an hour. Meanwhile they're sitting there enjoying their coffee in working on their laptops. You know getting to there seems like a major journey but you recently on november eighth hit a milestone. what was that yes a look. Let's let's break it down a little bit the test facility that we had in las vegas. We have run over four hundred test that test facilities. It's a five hundred meter hyperloop tube of full-scale working hyperloop that the company is built and and really demonstrated improving the that that hyperloop works. We that had already been accomplished but but the question we were asked most often that i was asked most often is. Is it safe and we set out on a journey really about eighteen months ago to be able to show that it is safe and to put the first people in a hyperloop pod that really was. I think a huge step so what what happened on november eighth remember aids two of our colleagues real people. Josh geigo are co founder they said sarah lucian who is the director of our passenger experience. They got in a hyperloop pod together and we had the first run of people in hyperloop loop and really being able to look at this and say we have now. Demonstrably answered that question. It is safe so can you just take us through this again. It's twenty twenty. Originally guys said twenty twenty five having a certified program but now you're looking to have production by twenty thirty something actually in the works so so let me let me take a couple of steps back on this and then then take your question. Because i think there's several things embedded in their first off. You see a test with with real people showing that we can do it. Our goal in this is to have a customer experience. That feels truly special right to have something in which you you are going into an environment. That is is quick and convenient for you. That it's flexible more. Like ride hailing than the way. We think about the tyranny of train schedules. I always like to point out environmentally friendly right. We want to be able to think of this as twenty-first-century transportation that's not polluting. The air that we breathe and in certain locations. I think we can literally disconnect from the grid and that's an amazing statement to be able to make about doing this. The foundation of any monitoring station system has to be shared mobility. There's no question about that and to go back to what you were saying before. Why am i here right. I'm here to connect what what is an incredible technical development program. That's part of the point. You're making with what it takes to be. A transportation system in between that is is really proving. The safety in the certification creating the customer experience and allowing all of those things to happen to be able to do it. Our path forward is to have the certification of the system by two thousand twenty five. We recently announced that we will move forward to build the hyperloop certification center in west virginia. Usually excited about this look. I'm a. I'm a kid from new york. I'm not sure. I would have ever guessed that we would be going to west virginia to do this so we're going to. We're going to build that out and literally. I've got people there right now. Working to be doing this simultaneous. What we're doing right now. We should have that certification by twenty twenty five and then when you refer to the end of the decade by the end of the decade. I want hyperloop projects that are that are in us that we are actually running
NPR's World Story of the Day
Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated
"Let's go overseas now to Europe to Belarus where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election, an election, the US and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now, the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade race down independence avenue. In the Belorussian capital Minsk, he entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. Some. Mortgage. The inauguration at not been announced. No foreign delegations, not even from Russia Lukashenko's strongest backer salsa. President the. Lowest Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the Constitution swearing to serve the Belorussian people. Whether, they still want to be served by him is another question. LUKASHENKA's claimed at one eighty percent of the vote in August. Presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organisations. Lukashenko's main opponent No Ska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said, she was the only leader chosen by the Belorussian people. Belorussians again took to the streets. Rat you're fired chemistry chanted into town of breast in a video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belorussians by calling peaceful protesters rats. After the inauguration crescendo, put on a military uniform and met with soldiers who pledged loyalty to him. But look shanks problem is not only that his own people consider him illegitimate. Most of Europe does to. Lucian, Kim NPR News Moscow.
This Morning with Gordon Deal
Trump rallies on track to occur in Oklahoma, Arizona
"Of the right the line way is already can't have forming that outside I a Tulsa know you Oklahoma guys Lucian arena and mine ahead I of think president we need to trump's sweeten campaign the deal rally there tomorrow was already the best and governor place to Ducey's work how senator can we Martha make it McSally any sweeter in Arizona I got congressman a new plan Andy all laid Biggs out and Paul Gosar okay listen everybody are expected wacky to be Sacchi in attendance needs to hire when president some more plumbers trump were returns willing to to do Arizona things the right next way week not for the easy a campaign way rally so he's going to make the White you an House offer is now to confirming blow your the mind event at a Phoenix six eighty church to twenty five
American Paul Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia and sentenced to 16 years in prison
"Morning today a court in Moscow sentenced Paul Whelan to sixteen years in prison Whelan is a former US marine was arrested a year and a half ago Russia accused him of espionage although his family thinks he is a hostage Whelan's lawyer says her client has been told he will be part of a prisoner swap for a Russian national held in the U. S. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the FSB Russia's federal security service arrested Paul Wieland in a Moscow hotel in late December twenty eighteen the FSB accuses the fifty year old receiving state secrets on a flash drive that's almost all we know about Williams case since it's classified as top secret and the trial is taking place behind closed doors for Willans family months of waiting are finally over I'm thrilled at the trials commitment that's David Wieland Paul's twin brother who lives in Canada he believes the conclusion of the trial will lead to his brother's release I think Paul is being held hostage until they can somehow extort either people or property back from the United States Wheelan who served in Iraq was the head of security for a U. S. auto parts manufacturer he frequently visited Russia as a tourist and says he was in Moscow for a friend's wedding when he was arrested he spent more than a year in pre trial detention his brother David says the only link to the family was a single phone call and letters that took months to arrive Paul Williams time in jail has also been complicated by health problems they wouldn't even let him speak to an English speaking doctor because they thought that the English speaking doctor would also be a spy and might to exchange information with ball which is why he didn't get medical care until his hernia finally strangulated and he added urgency will instantly maintains he was entrapped it's a classic case of cold blooded provocation that's all the Karlova a member of wheeling's defense team she says the government's case is flimsy I can't accepting you end the insinuation circumstantial Trea CSA rambling conjecture you cannot describes offense to any person basing on such kind of evidence you obliged to prove every statement in his indictment the secrecy of the case I mean she can't go into any detail that's also frustrated US ambassador John Sullivan who made a video statement during the trial there's been talk of evidence allusion to evidence and evil allusions to discussion of evidence where is the evidence itself hearings are taking place behind closed doors in secrecy Solomon complained American diplomats have had limited access to wheeling even this small piece of humanity is denied him even our attempt to deliver masks gloves and sanitizer items to protect him from covert nineteen was
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote Arctic. Region of Russia in that region, twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago. Here's NPR's Lucian Kim. The accident took place at a power plant and no risk, an industrial city north of the. Arctic circle almost. Two thousand miles from Moscow, or than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and Water Natalia Karma Nov.. Local environmentalists says it could take decades for the delicate Arctic ecosystem to recover the Snow Shania. She told the Redux Youtube. Channel that toxins could enter the food chain, affecting not only aquatic life, but also the reindeer population. Four employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations Bucci Saddam. Thursday a spokesman for Russia's investigative committee sit on state TV that neural six mayor was being charged with negligence. The accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill. The one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open sea Sergei cheng-kuo is a chief operating officer of neural SC Nickel which owns the fuel tank. He blames global warming Thawing Permafrost Denise it I'm syndrome. Magic Captain Sandwiches Right, and obviously it's actually go back on the ground in a call with investors. This week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again the going through February monitoring. For now. Norilsk Nickel is focused on the cleanup. It estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars Lucian. Kim Npr News Moscow.
Coronavirus Daily Briefing
How Long Does It Stay on Surfaces? How Long Can We Rely On Amazon Delivery?
"From the weekend. Our young ace symptomatic cases the key to spreading the virus. Should we rethink the conventional wisdom around facemasks? How long can the virus stay on surfaces? And how long can we rely on Amazon delivery? As of last night known cases of Corona virus in the United States exceeded thirty five hundred spread across forty nine states prompting the mass cancellation of and the reordering of American public life the CDC is recommending halting gatherings of fifty people or more throughout the US for the next eight weeks if implemented fully that means all sporting events all concerts all conferences. All parades all weddings. Almost everything done for eight weeks. Bars and restaurants are closed in New York City beginning tomorrow. Tuesday at nine. Am takeout and delivery orders? Only New York City schools have closed. Ohio has suggested schools might remain closed in that state for the remainder of the academic year but Ohio Massachusetts and Illinois have gone the France route as well. All bars and restaurants are shutting down statewide quote. Delay means more people will die Ohio governor. Mike DeWine said these states are the first states to take the steps toward Italy toward a complete shutdown of public activities except for food medicine and other essentials it is unlikely they will be the last the CEO of universal music group Lucian Grange. Perhaps the most powerful man in the music business has been hospitalized after testing positive for Cova nineteen apple CEO. Tim Cook and Apple Services. Chief Ed Eq- attended granges sixtieth birthday party. Two weeks ago in shocking news. But I guess we can't be shocked anymore by anything as it's all probably going to close down. Mgm Is Shutting the following Las Vegas Properties beginning March Seventeenth Aria Bellagio excalibur. Look zoar Mandalay Bay. Mgm Grand Mirage New York New York Park Mgm and Videira. So that's basically the entire Vegas Strip. Other companies closing stores or reducing hours Nike Worby Parker all birds urban outfitters Apple Patagonia and Glossy Walmart is partially shutting down twenty four hour locations which will operate six. Am until eleven pm until further notice starbucks is moving to what it is calling to go only model. You can still walk up an order at the starbucks counter or via drive thru or delivery. But you can't stay and sit in the cafe or Patio Areas French luxury company. Lvmh said figuring it's cosmetics division to only produce mass quantities of Hydro Alcoholic Gel in order to give it to French health authorities. More people have now died from the corona virus outside of China than have died inside China since the disease. I emerged airline Cathay. Pacific is adding flights from US cities and London to Hong Kong because since the disease seems to be relatively under control in Hong Kong at the moment some people are seeing Hong Kong as a safe haven and are rushing to travel there a mere seven weeks ago. Hong Kong had implemented travel restrictions because of its proximity to mainland China. Italy reported three hundred sixty eight deaths in a single day yesterday. A twenty five percent increase making this the deadliest twenty four hour period thus far worse than the deadliest day in Wuhan's outbreak. Italy has reported two hundred deaths for each of the last three days. Italy only had its first. Colonel Related Death three weeks ago now. More than eighteen hundred people have died because of overloaded hospitals. The fatality rate and Lamberti is nine percent in the rest of Italy. The fatality rate is five point one percent Spanish health authorities reported two thousand New Corona virus cases in twenty four hours on Sunday bringing the total in the country of Spain to eight thousand cases with two hundred eighty eight deaths as the number of people who have died of the virus more than doubled in twenty four hours as the Spanish death. Toll was up from one hundred thirty six a day earlier. That is an increase of almost one hundred percent. Spain is clearly on. The Italian trajectory is France. Next it certainly seems to be going that way quoting the New York Times. France announced the closing of all non indispensable businesses including restaurants bars and movie theaters after a sharp uptick in corona virus cases. The number of French cases past five thousand four hundred twenty on Sunday with one hundred and twenty seven deaths on Saturday. Three hundred corona virus patients were in critical condition half of them under sixty years of age on Sunday. Francis Transportation Minister said the country would begin reducing plane train and bus services between cities and quote. I'd like to end the segment with some potentially good news from Italy Adrenal Aguzzi. A professor of neuro pathology and Switzerland just north of the troubled Italian region of Lombardy tweeted a chart this weekend that showed that even with the surge in deaths in Italy over the last few days the death rate is deviating ever so slightly from exponential growth. It's early days. But the lockdown might be beginning to work linked to the chart. I'm referencing in the show. Notes and Chen He wa. The European Bureau chief for China Daily tweeted this quote. Just read that Chinese medical team sent to Italy to fight Kovic nineteen comprises mostly experienced doctors from Sichuan Sichuan folks still remember how an Italian rescue team during the devastating. Two Thousand Eight Wenchuan earthquake saved many lives. The world needs more of US helping each other and quote. There has been a lot of justified. I think hand-wringing about the scenes of people going to bars and restaurants even to Disney world. This weekend seemingly unworried about anything that is going on. This is obviously a problem for one. Big reason potential transmission from people who might not know they already have the disease indeed. There is increasing evidence that it is young people people without symptoms that might be the key driver of the spread of Corona Virus. Even more so than we realized quoting. Cnn New Studies in several countries and a large corona virus outbreak in Massachusetts Bring into question reassuring assertions by US officials about the way the novel virus spreads it appears that a Massachusetts Corona virus cluster. With at least eighty two cases was started by people who are not yet showing symptoms and more than a half dozen studies have shown that people without symptoms are causing substantial amounts of infection several experts interviewed by CNN. Said while it's unclear. Exactly what percentage of the transmission in the outbreak is fueled by people who are obviously sick versus those who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms? It is becoming clear that transmission by people who are as symptomatic or mildly symptomatic is responsible for more transmission than previously thought and quote. Indeed scientists seem to be coming to the conclusion that this is what makes corona virus so insidious it can spread far before it even sickens both mergers and SARS tend to be only spread by symptomatic people. But if you get cova did you might have spread it to fifty other people before you even know it. Add to that what we've previously discussed about how scientists suspect that you're more contagious earlier. On in the disease in a study of twenty four passengers who had just flown from Israel seven tested positive for corona virus of which four had no symptoms and the viral load of specimens from a symptomatic patients was higher than from the three patients. Who had symptoms thus the global move toward social distancing? Stay home stay out of large crowds status small crowds. There's a link to chart in the show notes that shows the difference between two towns in Italy. The two are Bergamo and loyalty. Loyalty actually had the first cove in nineteen case reported before Bergamo reported. Its first but Loki. Shut down their town February. Twenty Third Burgum. Oh waited until almost a week later by March thirteenth lucky only had around a thousand cases of corona virus and those case numbers seem to be leveling out while Burgum oh has seen case numbers shoot up to two thousand five hundred and young people. I'm talking to you. Data from South Korea where they test everyone they can is suggesting that. Thirty percent of the carriers in that country where aged twenty to twenty nine. If that's not enough to convince you let me point you to an actual animation. It is literally just balls. Dancing around and environment randomly representing infections over time. Look at what happens to the infection curve when only a quarter of a population continues to circulate and three quarters of a population practice social distancing. The infection rate is significantly slowed and with extensive distancing with seven eighths of a population staying home. The infection curve is stopped almost in its tracks. These are powerful animations but they are only animations only simulations made to educate on a concept. The concept is however. This is joke. If you can stay home let me quote. The last paragraph from the story accompanying the simulation quote in one crucial respect. These simulations are nothing like reality. Unlike simulations cove nineteen can kill though. The fatality rate is not precisely known. It is clear that the elderly members of our community are most at risk from dying from covered. One thousand nine hundred quote if you want this to be more realistic. A scientist was quoted after seeing a preview of the story some of the DOTS should disappear and quote link to the simulation is of course in the show. Notes questions are being raised as to whether or not more of US should be wearing face masks. Even if we're not showing signs of corona virus infection authorities in China already mandate the wearing of masks in all public places whether or not people are sick or healthy quoting from ink stone since late January Chinese authorities and major cities have enforced rules on wearing face masks in public spaces including detaining. Those who tried to use public transport without a mask and quote in South Korea and Japan is also required. That mask be worn by healthy people in crowded places but in much of the rest of the world including here in the US. It's advised that only people displaying symptoms should wear masks as just mentioned the possibility that corona virus can be spread by a symptomatic. People is causing some to argue for more widespread use of masks quoting again from ink stone. A symptomatic transmission has been reported in multiple countries in which a spreader is responsible for sickening others without knowing it in January at cluster. Thirteen infections was believed to have started with a British man who contracted the virus during a trip to Singapore and spread it to others on a skiing trip in the French Alps and back home in the United Kingdom all the while showing no signs of infection himself quote researchers writing in the Lancet suggested that in light of this current national advice may need updating to deal specifically with Ron Virus quoting from the peace. If everyone puts on a mask in public spaces it would help to remove stigmatization that has hitherto discouraged masking of symptomatic patients in many places. Furthermore transmission from asymmetric infected individuals has been documented for Kobe. Nineteen and viral load is particularly high at early disease. Stage masking as a public health intervention would probably intercept the transmission link and prevent these apparently healthy infectious sources and quote. All of that said as of right now. The advice remains to only wear a mask if you are displaying symptoms helping to conserve the mask as a resource masks are in short supply and are needed for medical practitioners. Who them more than the rest of us. In order to safely treat people not get sick themselves and thus stay on the job. A new study has revealed the length of time that Kobe nineteen can remain viable on common surfaces. The study so new that it is yet to be. Peer reviewed found that Corona virus was most stable on plastic and stainless steel with viable virus being detected up to seventy two hours on those surfaces after application it can also remain viable for up to twenty four hours on cardboard and up to four hours on copper. The researchers noted that these decay timings were similar to those found with the two thousand and two two thousand. Three SARS virus suggesting that quote differences in the epidemiology of these viruses likely arise from other factors including high viral loads in the upper respiratory tract and the potential for individuals infected with cove nineteen to shed and transmit the virus while a symptom matic and quote. There are presently two hundred and seventy four surface disinfectants approved by the EPA for use against Kovic Nineteen Link to the list is in the show notes at this point with store shelves increasingly bear. I'm sure a lot of us are continuing to rely on delivery especially Amazon prime delivery to keep ourselves stocked up with everything we need so that we can shelter in place. Avoid going out to stores as much as possible and just generally socially distance well an article and vices motherboard talking about the broader strains to workers in the sorting facilities and also the people who have to deliver our stuff makes the point that maybe our delivery systems are endangered as well quote. Motherboards spoke to Amazon Logistics Labor experts. Who say it's only a matter of time? Before Amazon's prime signature two day delivery promise serious delays mistakes and widespread shortages due to increased demands from consumers also pressure on workers to meet rising production quotas restrictions on trade and the possibility of fulfillment centers being. Shut DOWN AS CORONA VIRUS SPREADS. Amazon's warehouse workers. Say they're already seeing increased workloads while fewer of their colleagues are showing up to work. According Labor organizers already Amazon's white collar workers have been asked to work from home. But that's obviously not an option for warehouse fulfillment workers and delivery drivers quote. It seems really likely that. Amazon's prime delivery system will falter Daniel flaming president of Economic Roundtable and an author of the two thousand nineteen report on Amazon's economic impact on southern California told motherboard. One day deliveries may not be made within one day if the workers who do show up to warehouses are more stress given bigger routes and are possibly less experienced incorrect deliveries will be made. The last mile segment of the delivery is very labor intensive and quote flaming ads. That were likely to see a close parallel of what happens in Amazon warehouses. During the holiday rush increase delays mistakes and bottlenecks. It would seem to me. Most likely that we'll see a drop in reliability and timeliness and quote but more than that the fear here is the same with the health system basically if too many people involved in the Amazon delivery chain are even temporarily sidelined by the disease at the same time. It's possible that even Amazon delivery could go down to say nothing of the potential disruption to the supply chain I e if even Amazon can't source enough goods to