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Fresh update on "max" discussed on Lee Mathews
"Charges have been amended against the Tuttle man who allegedly drove his pickup truck into a group of more high school runners in February, killing three of them and injuring four others. 57 year old Max Townsend was originally charged with three counts of manslaughter. Well today, those charges were upgraded to three counts of second degree murder. Cleveland County D. A. Greg Mashburn told the Oklahoman that town sins blood alcohol level came back lower than initially thought so with less alcohol and marijuana in his system. Mashburn says towns and clearly knew that he was engaging in dangerous conduct at the time of the crash. Mashburn says that led to his decision to upgrade the charge is to better fit the facts of the case. Ah Yukon native executed this morning at a federal prison in Indiana for killing three members of an Arkansas family in 1996. With that story. Here's Jack Whalen Scott, 47 year old Daniel Lewis. Lee's execution is the first federal execution in nearly two decades. He carried his denial even into the execution chamber, admitting he made a lot of mistakes, but saying he was not a murderer. His last words You're killing an innocent man. These execution had been scheduled for yesterday afternoon. But ah, court order stopped it dead Ferreira Lee. The US Supreme Court yesterday ordered the execution to take place. These victims were gun dealer William Mueller. His wife, Nancy, and her eight year old daughter, Sarah Powell..
Boeing Reports More MAX Cancellations
"Shrink further Last month, the playmaker recorded 67 37 max cancellations in June. Boeing's order in peril from customers and poor financial health and those intent on revising contracts rose by 123 last month.
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Florida has become a new coronavirus hot spot - Miami-Dade County is in the eye of the storm.
"Virus crisis of reaching a new tipping point in three hot spots states, including Florida, where 50 to hospital I see youse are maxed out. The Miami area seems to be hardest hit. With the use of ventilator
Volkanovski takes on Holloway in championship fight
"Jose, although who was a longtime featherweight champion before losing economy, Gregor He will be fighting somebody. Camera written in yon for the Bacon family title, which is Henry Kudos. I have been in the coming events. Featherweight champion out there, hoping he's going to put it both on the line against Max Holloway, the former featherweight champion, who he beat to win the belt. So this is an immediate rematch because Holloway You know, enduring and long range champion, and that's always exciting fighters as well. You know, there's a famous fight where he points to the mat, you know, with 15 seconds left in the fight, and they just stood in the middle of the cage exchange blows. Very dynamic, exciting fighter. So it's Jose, although as well so there's just a lot of great fighters on the car fight on the card and three title fights. Normally, your money doesn't go this far when it comes to us the gold Hi, I'm the show goes till
New Looney Tunes Series Hits HBO Max, With New Music
"Bugs Bunny is back white BJ Wiedemann, who does her theme music, The West Go a weapon in his pal Start anew. Looney Tune Siri's on HBO, Max. And it wouldn't be loony tunes with that loony tunes. The soundtrack album for the New Syriza's Out, Tim Grieving has the story. The new Looney Tunes still opens with that theme. They wouldn't dare change that, but everything that follows needed a new composer. There was certainly intimidating. Joshua Moshier is one of two composers for the new Looney Tunes. I Come at this from jazz background, and when you learn to play that music, you just embody the language of these musicians that you look up to. And so I really approached Carl stalling the same way Carl Stalling was the big goon of cartoon scoring. He started with silly symphonies at Disney, but he made his name a Warner brothers starting in the 19 thirties, where he scored more than 700 cartoons. Stalling applied. The same techniques had learned as an organist accompanying silent films reacting and improvising toe onscreen antics and using existing classical pieces and popular Theo Orchestra runs upstairs tiptoes and gets bonked on the head along with the characters no matter what you anyway, Don't you even know I already have one. John Powell is the Oscar nominated composer of animated features like How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda, Even though he's not part of the new Looney Tunes. He feels Carl Stallings influence so strongly that he uses a sort of Richter scale with directors that he calls the stalling number, You know. So if you say Okay, we only need a story number of two here. That basically means, you know, Tone it down. Don't hit things don't don't go for the musical juggler Calm down, but if madness and shoes in the cartoon world Why not have fun with it? So new Looney Tunes composer Joshua Moshe had some acne sized shoes to fill, and even though he's never scored a show like this before He's actually been preparing for a while. I was always experimenting with how could I do a Carl stalling kind of sound on my own, even going back to college, and I had some experiments that I found on old hard drive said. I threw together on a riel motion submitted that really in an open casting call and got the job. He recorded a full orchestra on the Warner Brothers lot for the 1st 2 cartoons, and for the rest, he had a chamber ensemble of six players at Capitol Studios. There's cartoons like the road runner. And the coyote where there's no dialogue, except for a few minutes. The first time I worked on with those It just looked like this big blank slate. But you realize oh, the dialogue is the music the coyote. His dialogue is below meandering soon. Road Runner, you know, we reference the classical piece dance of the comedians. Joshua motion has infused HBO Max's new Looney tunes with Carl stalling spirit and added some twists of his own like bebop, but the main thing he carried over from stalling Writing seriously funny music. What's so great about Looney Tunes is that they are caricatures, and it allows the music to be a caricature. It's just such a joy to me to participate. In the comedy in an overt way and be part of what's making people laugh. That's all folks for
In Florida, 52 hospitals max out ICU capacity amid coronavirus surge
"Covert 19 case numbers but hospital capacity concerns people who work in medical facilities. Governor De Santis has hospitals normally operated the 90% capacity to do now. But surgical TECH Linda White toast news Channel eight in Tampa. That she and her colleagues worry about a surge. We're just going into work, headstrong and trying to do the best that we condemn to get through this dilemma Together. Florida reports more than 7000 Corona virus patients in state hospitals right now 52 hospitals report No available intensive care unit beds
'Palm Springs' is like 'Groundhog Day' all over (and over) again
"Getting straight into Palm Springs, and and you know we're in the non spoiler section right now, but we'll get into a little later really. Really, I'm just curious because you know most writers when they know that they're in the shadow of Groundhog Day, you know they kinda give up. Because how could you do better than groundhog day, but would soon entertaining about your film, is you? You take it in a different direction, but you still you know I feel pay a little bit of orange to some of the the mathematics of groundhog day and kind of go on your own direction. Tell me, tell me how palm springs started. I know it's the most boring question. The you've been asked a million times, but we're GONNA get deeper into the story mechanics, so it'll be interesting to hear how the idea formed. On At Afi maximum I made a couple of shorts together made our thesis Dome Together, and then during our second year there. Trial McDowell and Justin later came in showed us the one I love. And they're both in fi. grads had graduated maybe eight years earlier than when they aim roughly at at and they talked about being stuck in. A finishing school being stuck in kind of a development hell. On some other movie, and then there, whatever five years out of school and they didn't have much to show with it, children and Think drugs at a general meeting with Mark Who said like what do you have that we can go and make? Something on the cheap, and they're. They made the one I love, and so their advice to our entire class was like. Go make something right away. Is that same kind of marked loss. Due to blast. Brothers model just like just make something. and I think maximum. I took that to heart in the week after graduation. I think exactly five years ago, maybe this weekend or last week and we. We Like let's make our first meeting. We headed out the palm springs in had a our little last week in talking about. What we want to be is one location or locations contained that we know we can do. and. We both have an affinity to palm springs settled on hot springs, but Out Can, we came with a sketch of this character. Niles, who is just who was born out of conversation between me and Max in like? Mining our own personal fears in shame and insecurities, and from that point on Like it evolved into the groundhog day. Thing in a way. Did it just like? Ask US five years ago, it was it was more like of leaving Las Vegas. In just. As our as our own personal lives change over the cut, the following years, and you know. The influence of large forty-nine on me all that stuff it. It led the movie into a different direction than I think initially set out to do, and then once we landed on the ground hog day aspect of it all. You can look at groundhog days. Maybe at the end he figures out the meaning life. He's gifted this. This the day handing in the next day begins
American Airlines Has Threatened to Cancel Some Boeing 737 MAX Orders
"Some overdue orders for the ground is 7 37 max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the Jets. That's according to people familiar with the discussions. The Jets have become more expensive as the Corona virus pandemic cripples airlines came Alexe NEWS time. 5
NBC's free streaming service Peacock hopes to cut through subscription fatigue
"Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Melanie and Matt Peacock, which is the streaming offering from NBC? Universal and comcast is coming online next week. You know people made fun of Peacock in the industry. People were like Oh. Peacock is so late and peacock is so behind, and peacock is going to be free and Haha that's funny and I have to. To I'M GONNA treat myself not for one minute that I think that was funny. I thought that is sensible logical, and it will be a standout in this crowded field, and I kind of feel like I'm right now a lot of people. I think also were thinking that I was right. We'll see, but there is definitely what what comcast calls subscription, fatigue and I agree. Agree there is a feeling in the consumer world that there's all these subscription television services that are pitching themselves as Netflix's alternatives or or Netflix's for X., or you know you gotta get this upgrade to HBO and get HBO. Max and they all cost money. And if you look at the advertising associated with peacock there hammering home, the fact that this is free, if you. You want a free alternative to those other guys. This is for you and there's some pretty good stuff. I mean there's thirty rock. There's law and order. There's movies from NBC Universal You. Know they've got decent stuff on there. And they're looking for that casual TV viewer, who is migrating away from the cable universe, cutting the cord and looking for something they can kind of. And they don't necessarily need the latest greatest game of thrones that that. The premium subscribers looking for I wouldn't use game of thrones, because that they would need but other things they don't necessarily need, and they don't want to find it and I know people in the industry. For example, it still haven't figured out how to get HBO Max and it all just feels confusing, and and they can't deal with it and so this thing that being free and And the casual viewer that's definitely does appeal to me. You know if I had a long day. I WanNa, Watch something short easy, familiar and free, but you can also pay if if you don't have comcast us as your cable provider, or if you don't have a an access to it that way, you can pay five dollars a month and if you wanted to be ad, free? Free you can pay ten dollars a month and I will note that both of those prices are cheaper than an HBO subscription. So that is an option that I. Think is the people will want to look at meanwhile. Disney plus dropped Hamilton. They've needed something. They haven't had anything that really appeals to older people, or you know not not little kids for a long time they had a huge jump in people downloading their APP over that Hamilton weekend. Whether Hamilton really helps Disney right now remains to be seen, but I think the buzz around. It can't hurt no definitely not, and that's why they moved up the theatrical release, which was not supposed to be till twenty twenty one and put it on the service over the July fourth weekend they. They need a positive narrative right now Disney. Because this next earnings, call is going to be brutal. They have zero revenue from the theme. Parks Pin is just in free fall without sports. They have no movies in theaters because there aren't any theatres they need something. And now they have these Hamilton numbers that they'll be able to reveal and I've seen a lot of people speculating about. About. How Big Hamilton is going to be on Disney pleasant? How many people are just going to subscribe for that? I think those numbers are going to be big but I think there are a little bit skewed in the discussion by the fact, that Hamilton is a media phenomenon and everybody on social media in the media world to talk about it. Ad Nauseam so I'm not sure. Sure exactly how big it's going to be. I think you may disagree with me a little bit on that I just feel like you know reminds me of Hbo had things like the Sopranos and everybody was talking about it and you say well. It's in a bubble, and it's the media, elites, or whatever, but the truth is that seeps out in gives the gives the product A. A bit of a sheen a feeling that you kind of made me want to be a part of that and want to watch what they have. The the issue is coming. Follow it up with anything and I don't know we'll see. Thank you matt. Thank
Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19
"John Henderson President of the Texas Organization of rural and community hospitals. Thank you so much for talking with us. so tell me what if things been like for you? With covert nineteen, so in the early days of the pandemic are hospitals started telling us they were having a terrible time getting p. mask, and gloves and gowns enhanced sanitizer, and so we kinda became a procurement shop for our rural Texas, hospital and most of those supply chains that we would normally lean on were turned upside down, so we were working with nontraditional vendors and middleman like what were some of the channels that you were reaching out to? Your last. Well. The craziest one was a friend of a friend connected me to a guy he knew that had. Literally smuggled them across the Mexico border in had mask in A. Warehouse in east, Austin, and so. I went down there, and he offered me a Tequila shot and we worked out a deal. And from what I understand like distribution, you say destruction, but that was like you in a car. Well maybe not formal distribution, but twenty or thirty friends of ours that had called our office, saying. Hey, I'd love to help you make deliveries. Kind of created this daisy chain of volunteers across Texas where you know, we could get something to abilene and then a friend in Abilene. Get it on up to Lubbock Grammar out west Texas and the Permian Basin. And, then as we kinda develop and got better at it. We were introduced to people who wanted to help. A A really good example is a lady I met named Camilla all this who I didn't recognize the name, but she's actually married to Matthew mcconaughey. And they were great about getting US donated. Supplies, mcconaughey! Yeah. Hey. Yeah And I didn't realize when she said she had a driver ready that it was matthew with A. Truck full of mask ready to go to. Hospitals. And she said I have a driver. Eddie and it was her husband Matthew mcconaughey, who was like liver masks. If you need me to the threat, it's amazing. Talk to me a little bit about sort of how things have changed since the early days as we talk today, most areas of Texas. Are. Reporting Trans that are a little bit problematic and scary. Right because from what I've read and what I understand like Texas was at a a pretty advanced stage of reopening, and then his actually like walked it back. Early on we were will behind other states especially New York, in thought, we managed it fairly well. Most of that worst case scenario forecast did not materialize in March and April, but it certainly has since the Memorial Day holiday I think that actual coca cases in hospital admissions are like four times higher than they were at the beginning of June and I think for the first time over the weekend. We were reporting more than eight thousand cases a day. So it's it's all headed. Definitely headed the wrong direction, and now we've got a statewide mask. Order Oh so everywhere you go. You have to wear masks outside. Everywhere you go in counties with more than twenty cases, which is almost everybody. We're working to try to secure a stockpile ventilators that we can distribute around Texas you know as we see those flare ups and can help them deal with it. The thing that's actually a little bit scary to me is that the urban areas are at or near capacity which means that the rural hospitals are having to keep patients that are a little bit more acutely, ill or higher level of need than they would normally keep, so we're? They would, they would transfer someone who is really sick to a larger urban hospital, which might have more equipment resources. Things like that. That's exactly right. And they're doing that fairly well, but. In, they've got bed capacity. They're just stretched when it comes to staffing, primarily I think the state of Texas actually has sent twenty three hundred nurses to South Texas to try to help them because the hospitals her. You know bursting at the seams. There's been a lot of coverage about the difficult financial situation that a lot of hospitals are in right now. The things that they traditionally made a lot of money off of elective surgeries and clinic visits have been canceled and they've had to make big investments in equipment and staffing other things to prepare for the pandemic rural hospitals operate on a really thin margin, compared to other hospitals often barely make a profit with this surge coming in Texas. Are you worried that some rural hospitals won't make it? Oh, yes. I was worried in April that we might have a dozen rural hospitals close in, I would get multiple calls every day from rural hospitals. CEO's that were saying. We're on the ropes. You know we didn't have any cash and we were maxed out on credit before this thing started. Now we've got you know. Shutdown orders, clinic, visit, cancellations, and no elective surgeries or procedures in. We aren't going to make the next payroll soccer. We're GONNA close. Thankfully in April. They got some significant federal stimulus money that aimed ten billion dollars nationally that rural hospitals and rural health clinics that single funding alone saved half a dozen rural Texas Hospitals Oh. And so a concern of mine as we look at the whatever the next stimulus package be that if if conditions don't change and that doesn't move, then we could. Have you know more rural hospital closures. You could make an argument that like well we. We should concentrate our resources an urban hospitals and they can have like the very best everything. People can just get transferred. Well, that's that's the argument that urban citizens matter more than rural citizens and I believe every Tex Mex and some of these rural communities are literally. From a larger community, so I think I think Cova has actually been a pretty stark reminder of lots access to healthcare in hospital. Capacity Matters. you know I, I know that we wish we had some of hospitals available that have closed in the last few years. I'm wondering I. Don't know just like what your? Takeaway from this whole thing has been. Well. I think it's probably the most consequential six months in my lifetime, and and maybe the most the next one hundred days. We'll be as important as anything we've been through. A since April,
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Canceled Due to COVID-19
"Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Cleveland's Public Auditorium is another cancellation. Thanks to the pandemic, the induction ceremony downtown. Cleveland was originally to have been made that it was pushed back to November now. It's being replaced with an HBO special. That's going to air on November seventh at eight. PM also streamed at the same time on HBO Max Cleveland Normally gets the induction ceremony. Ceremony every other year and the Rock Hall says we will still get it, but in two thousand twenty one.
Boeing Completes 737 Max Certification Flight Tests
"And the FAA have completed the certification flight testing for the seven three seven Max. So that's done There isn't a lot of detail about how that went. everybody seems to be saying well. It went well. The FAA has to take a look at the data that they collected during these test flights, and then we'll see see what happens next. You know if the FAA certifies that based on what's happened with the FAA recently, our feelings about it worldwide, what happens with the rest of the world and other agencies doesn't need to be certified every place again well. The. The other agencies need to issue the directives that would put the plane back in service I guess Mike. The the open question is what are they to base that decision on? Are they going to just sort of rubber? Stamp the FAA's decision now. They GONNA WANNA. Do their own analysis I don't know if we know well. It's several other organizations like the Europeans and Some of the other Asian countries want to do their own certification so just because the FAA. I have a feeling is going to be triple. Check quadruple check. Yeah, no doubt now I mean whether or not there will be. A requirement for additional test flights is is a good question. I mean maybe these other regulatory agencies around the world can use the data that's been collected for these test flights. It'd be kind of. Kind of An issue. I think if additional flights are required in order to satisfy those. regulatory agencies desire to do their own certifications. It'll be curious to see where where the FAA stands worldwide now well, yes, because They have a reputation that got somewhat damaged as a result of this. Yeah I'm curious to see how quickly that gets repaired I think it will get repaired. maybe not instantly but I. Don't know I'm I'm thinking? That maybe won't take too long hopefully. Well I think they're going to be more interested in involved this time around simply because of you know the two crashes. has expressed interest in getting involved in recertification, as has the Canada. There's no doubt about T- ten days ago. That said that Yasser has been prevented from travelling to the US. Because of covid nineteen restrictions to schedule Max certification flights, so my guess is, there might actually be a delay in getting certified for use again in
Apple Stores in Australia to re-close amid coronavirus
"Did, you know that re close is not a word. Every time I type. The letters are e C. L O s e with no hyphen. Pages, give me a little red squiggly line to let me know that re close is not a word. Perhaps it speaks to planetary optimism. That reopen is a word, but re close is not. Probably needs to be added since lots of things that had closed then reopened. or closing yet again. For example nine to five Max has apple is re closing all of its stores in the Greater Melbourne area of Australia as portions of the state of Victoria prepared to enforce new lockdown measures. Apple highpoint located in the Melbourne. Suburb actually closed on the second of July. Affected the nine July. The site says Apple's other retail locations in Victoria Chan, stone, Southland, Don, Caster and fountain. Gates will also re close. All four stores have been offering reduced pickup and appointment. Only genius support serve as simple highpoint closed. Melbourne's lockdown is expected to last at least six weeks according to the report. A piece from the Herald. Sun says that decision was made after Victoria recorded. One hundred ninety one new virus cases.
EPA approves two Lysol products as the first to effectively kill novel coronavirus on surfaces
"For the first time the EPA has approved to household cleaning products as effective at killing Cove in 19 the EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol disinfectant Max cover missed have Even they kill the corona virus on surfaces. Up to now, EPA is listed products as effective based on reviewing data on how the product performs against other viruses. But these are the 1st 2 with successful tests against the current pandemic
EPA approves use of Lysol surface disinfectant products against COVID-19
"For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products as effective, killing the virus that causes covert 19. Here's ABC struck secrets in the EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol disinfectant Max cover missed have proven they kill the Corona virus on surfaces. Up to now, EPA is listed products as effective based on reviewing data on how the product performs against other viruses. But these are the 1st 2 with successful tests against the current pandemic
Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell set to be arraigned next week
"Maxwell. epsteins closest associates. And helped him exploit girls. who were as young as fourteen years old? Mental played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay if you thought the Jeffrey Epstein case was over after his apparent suicide in his jail cell last year. Thank again you'll remember that Epstein was the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender who socializes powerful men like Prince Andrew Bill Clinton and Donald Trump on Thursday, his longtime associate d'alene Maxwell, was arrested and charged for allegedly helping Epstein recruit groom, and sexually abused girls as young as fourteen years old. She has denied any wrongdoing. Here's more of what the US attorney from the southern. District of New York had to say about it. Max will and Epstein had a method. Typically. They would befriend these young girls by asking them questions. About their lives, pretending to be taking an interest in them. They would take them to the movies. And treat them to shopping trips. Maxwell would encourage these young girls to accept offers from Epstein to pay for their travel and their education. Making these young victims feel indebted to Jeffrey Epstein. Developing a rapport with Victims Maxwell then try to normalize sexual abuse with a minor victim. Joining me now. Our our sisters in Law Maya Wiley Professor at the new school and NBC legal analysts Barbara Maclead, former US attorney and MSNBC contributor and Joyce vans, also a former US attorney, and also MSNBC contributor so ladies first I love the all female panel, but I will say starting out I used to be a field producer for America's most wanted, and my beat was covering missing and exploited children. On, this and ask you if you could. How important is the role of the person WHO's The enabler? The person who is recruiting these young girls and my experience, that person was integral to abuse cases when I was a journalist covering these types of cases so. What what say you on that? Yeah. You're absolutely right, tiffany. This is this person and the person who plays the role that. Just Lane Maxwell accused of playing is a Predator is just as culpable as. Jeffrey Epstein or anyone else who sexually assaults anybody? The reason it's so critical to have a person play the role maxwell is accused of is because it's manipulation gain. We have three hundred thousand young people in this country estimated to be sex trafficked domestically, and what that means is finding young kids met male and female. We shouldn't pretend that it's just girls here. In this country who are vulnerable, who need help who need the support of a system hasn't provided it. These are young women who were disadvantaged in many different ways, and what the role that Maxwell played was to play on their need. Get them to trust and being a woman who does that is particularly important, because if you're a vulnerable young woman, you're more likely to let your guard down and believe that the person who is offering you help means it so her role. Is Pivotal in enabling essentially the victimization of a lot of young women and girls, and it happens all over the country. One of the things that so important about this arrest is that predators who are powerful too often go unpunished. So something I found interesting reporting coming out of the Tampa. Bay Times highlighted that this case is actually being handled by the Office of Public Corruption Unit so I. WanNa ask you, Barbara. What does that say about the scope of this? Nation is that. Link to anyone in the current administration. Is it possible that Labor Secretary Alexander Costa's entangled in this break it down for those of us who don't necessarily know how the inner workings of the Southern District. It's a really interesting detail. Tiffany of the press release that was put out by this other district of New, York. This is also true when the case was originally just against Jeffrey Epstein that the public corruption unit is involved, that's a unit that has specialized training and expertise to deal with public officials who get charged there a lot of nuanced issues that arise when public officials are involved and so it says to me that this case. Case at least touches in some way public officials. Now as you said we know that Alex Kosta had some involvement with this. We don't know that he is a subject or a target of the investigation, but his involvement in negotiating sweetheart plea deal a number of years ago. With Jeffrey Epstein could be a reason. We also know that Prince. Andrew has been implicated as recently as last month Jeffrey Berman. The former US attorney recently ousted. Ousted was demanding an opportunity to talk with him and Prince Andrew was a dodging that request to be interviewed. It may be that he is only a witness and not a subject or a target, but this no doubt touches some people who have positions of power, and that could explain why the involvement of public corruption unit or could be others as yet unknown I think four names I be looking at immediately or not public. Public officials, but enablers as Maya, was talking about. If you look at the plea non-prosecution agreement that was negotiated with the Southern District of Florida back in two thousand eight. You'll see the names of four individuals that Jeffrey Epstein specifically wanted to protect. Those are very likely to be people who were enablers recruiters I'd want to get to the bottom of their role. and I think that this case is not done being charged yet. I want to turn the Joyce. Barbara brought up Berman and his abrupt firing. Do you see any connection here with what the dismissal of Berman and the FCC case? So, Tiffany I think it's very hard to know. We know that. The Attorney General Poll Day late Friday night effort to usher Berman out the door, unceremoniously in the southern district of New York and that didn't work became public when Berman refused to go along and instead of having the Attorney General's political appointee in place. We ended up with a woman who was. was already in the office, a career employee, a career prosecutor who will hopefully be playing things straight up so it's difficult to make any sort of direct political line there what we do know is that this is the classic type of an indictment that looks like prosecutors aren't done. It looks like they're headed in further direction, and that's something that there could perhaps. Perhaps be powerful. People who are interested in shutting off when I say it's a classic indictment. What I mean is this indictment comes in six counts, and there's a I can't. That's a conspiracy count and the maximum penalty. There is five years, but there are also substantive counts and conspiracy counts of enticement and transportation of minors, and those counts actually range from ten. Ten years to lifetime sentences, and so as MS Maxwell, is forced to confront the potential charges. She's looking out. Does she want to go to prison for the rest of her life, or is she willing to cooperate and become a witness and look at lesser charges? Perhaps five year sentence that I think will give some powerful people some reason to sleep poorly. All right. Am I GONNA? Go back to you. What do you think that gain maxwell will do you anticipate that she? Said they say. It's hard to know. We're looking at a case as both Barbara Jo of a choice have said where there are powerful people connected to Maxwell and Epstein. There's the mysterious death of Jeff Jeffrey Epstein that has still raised questions in people's mind. And I think the question becomes. Where do you feel more vulnerable? Do you feel more vulnerable from law enforcement, or do you feel more vulnerable other ways we don't really know. We're not going to know, but the one thing we do know and I think is important to remember is this is an over for the victims? This is only the beginning of what will be a very deeply difficult. Possibly re traumatizing process that they have really bravely stood up and faced down despite the fact that I don't think there's any illusion for them. They will have to protect themselves from further victimization in the way, in which the defense will be mounted for Maxwell. So if there's any decency at all left in this woman, she will certainly spare them.
Black Women and Hip Hop
"Hbo Max, documentary on the record betrays how sexual abuse against Black Women in hip hop has gone largely unchecked, the New York Times and said there were other women. That they will go on the record unless I go on the record, but I'm terrified of the backlash. Due to rampant misogyny, careers and dreams have been destroyed. That's the case according to drew. Dixon and Cherry share to women who say their bright futures and music were disrupted by the actions of record executive. Russell Simmons Dixon alleges that Simmons use the promise of tape to learn her into his apartment where he allegedly raped her. Cher Cher was a young aspiring artist and member of the first. All female rap group the Mercedes Ladies One day in nineteen, eighty three. She says Simmons invited her up to his office to talk business, but instead he proceeded to assault her. Both women eventually left the industry after these alleged incidents and remained silent for decades. Drew Sherri thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks for having US drew I'm going to start with you the early days of your career in hip hop. We're really impactful. You made one of my favorite songs of all time. You're all need with Mary J. What were your hopes when you entered the hip hop industry before I even got to New York I had a vision board conjuring in my mind I wanted my life to be like that I had a picture of Russell in the center of it all the idea of working for him, making records and influencing this art form was the dream I felt like it was the opportunity of a lifetime in. In the film you said that there were plenty occasions on which Russell was exhibiting behavior that would be called I think in any employee handbook sexual harassment, exposing himself to you propositioning you. How are you able to navigate your career? While also dealing with that type of behavior, I sort of felt like it's like there's another Russell. Simmons I can't duplicate level of an opportunity, so if I could just. Manage around his bad behavior long enough to make a hit record with my name on the back. I can get out of here with like my next golden ticket for the next job. I was twenty three and twenty four. And I now realize my compass was getting moves just a little bit every single time I understand that's how it worked. I didn't think anybody cared about sexual harassment. As far as black women were concerned, because nobody cared about Anita Hill, and that was like maybe two years earlier I didn't understand I was dealing with a Predator in my mind wasn't dangerous. He was just inappropriate. You stay because you hope that perhaps you can provide enough value to the company and move ahead. It's something that you have to go along with. Because the alternative is, you'll be unemployed. Something that I noticed drought. The film is like this desire to keep what you were dealing with to yourself so that. You could make it to the next stage especially as a woman. How did that? Affect like how much leeway powerful men in the industry had to behave in a way that was inappropriate and sometimes violent fees. Men understood that they were the gatekeepers. If Russell decided I was a problem. Then I wasn't just dead in the water at jam dead in the water in the whole black music game when I tell you I love hip hop, I love hip hop. It's like a death I? mean it was a kind of suicide leaving the industry? It was like A. It was kind of suicide.
Making Nathans Famous
"Decided to even out his it, he's got its July, fourth, two thousand hundred. The Sun is beating down on the corner of Surf. Instill will avenues. We're in Coney Island. New York that legendary playground with its beach and boardwalk in my favorite, the cyclone, this huge wooden roller coaster, thousands of people are packed together is locked on a bright blue stage from five four three. We are off for the one hundred. Of the Nathan's famous hotdog, eating contest Joey Chestnut Amanda Pete. If you follow the world of competitive or at least the annual hotdog eating contest, you probably know the name Joey Chestnut. Athlete Nans. Legend he's dominated the scene for more than ten years. Just take it from the reporters at ESPN has changed the game because of his dedication physically. Chest. Taken up. In Our What's? Flow is much more. This is what chestnut does for a living. He trains for this. He's made hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffing his face with food. Chicken Wings shrimp cocktail, glazed donuts and this year. It looks like it's paying off joey chest. With seventy seconds left and sixty five hotdogs and buns. No starts Jordan right now. He's the go go. The people are starting to call other great. The like Michael. Jordan is Joey Basketball Brady Joey of football after ten minutes of intense gut busting competition. It's no surprise who wins. It's A. Dozen Twelve at night. Thanks for the twelfth time, Chestnut will take home. The Grand Prize from Nathan's famous hot dog, eating contest, the mustard belt, and on the fourth of July. What could be more all American than the hotdog? From business insider? This is brought to you by. Brand, given crush brands stories you. Don't I'm Charlie grooming? McDonalds! People Fire Up. Do Brill's for Classic Summer Barbecue. We take a look inside that most mysterious of meets the hotdog. What's inside is the stuff of legend, but when it comes to one in particular, the one sold at Nathan's famous, it's got a lot to do with America underdogs and huckster international rivalries and good old fashioned American dreams the good, the bad and the ugly of this country stuff through me grinder organs and all. Today producer Julia press checks out the hot dog stand and the country that she did. Stay with us. Each fourth of July, as fireworks light up the night sky, red, white and blue flags fly overhead Americans scarf down hotdogs, one hundred and fifty million of them to be exact. That's if you take the national hot dog and Sausage Council at its word, but like most American traditions. In fact like America itself, the hot dog is what it is because of immigrants, and it really made its name. Thanks to one man in particular. Here's producer Julia Press. Nathan's famous hot dogs was started by one Guy Nathan hand worker. He's not alive anymore, so I spoke to his grandson. My grandfather had no schooling whatsoever. You didn't spend one day in his life. In a school Lloyd hand worker has made a documentary and a book about Nathan's famous and the story of the guy who started. Mazen, hand worker was. Extremely poor immigrant from Poland who lived the American dream? He was one of thirteen kids. They were extremely poor. To add. When he was growing up. Only you know how to add two plus two Nathan. Story is about as classic as they come as a kid back in Poland. He'd worked in a bakery for a couple of years and he'd learned that food service jobs were pretty smart. Move if you didn't WANNA. Go hungry so when he arrived in New York in nineteen twelve. Is this right and nineteen year old? He Got A. A job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in the city called Max's busy, he learn English and maxes by repeating what the customer said, basically just hearing what they said, and just trying to repeat it without even knowing what it meant soon, he started working weekends as a role slicer at a place called Feldman's this enormous restaurant on the coney island boardwalk, even back then coney island was the sort of urban escape. For the cost of just a subway ride, immigrants could get away from the tenements of the industrializing city and find themselves at a beach, an amusement parks. Many of them set up small businesses. They're hoping to make it big. Dog Is an immigrant foot, right? Immigrants sold lamb grits. Bruce Crag is an emeritus Professor at Roosevelt University who specializes in food history in particular, the history of the Hotdog, the earliest written evidence we have for his from New York Cody.
"max" Discussed on Max Q from Peabody LAUNCHPad
"Which sense kind of whacky, but joy is a? It's a very. Powerful human emotion. Joy Can. Cause people to gain strength together. It's very unifying emotion. And the idea of joy is not something sustained like happiness, which of course you can never really find. Oh, I just WANNA. Be Happy out. Good luck with that, but you know if you say look. I got up today and I was hoping to have a moment of joy. And of course every day has joy in, but you start to save her those moments of joy and. I've been doing this course. I met this woman who who's a professor at Yale and they're offering an online course in happiness and joy, and I've been doing that. Course and Laurie Santos. She's terrific. Than I'm reading some blogs and books. I'm just really curious and going back looking at the San the original first word that we have recorded for joy at Sanskrit word, but it doesn't just mean joint means, life pulse, and all these kinds of things so. That's what's intrigue me, and then, of course I love novels. So I'm reading a lot. I've been I. Think I've been doing. A good. Number of hours on Netflix's well, I think I've been doing my required Netflix's hours. Let's put it that way. But I love mysteries on. So. That tends to be my go-to. That's great. I want to leave it there. Okay, thank you so much. Oh my pleasure, saying thanks for talking. Theme Music for the Max Hugh podcast composed by Vincent Fasano..
"max" Discussed on Max Q from Peabody LAUNCHPad
"Thought I would like. Somebody things I didn't really know existed need an out of peabody largely largely out but I did feel really inspired by what I was doing at school to print out especially through some jazz courses that I was taking here and that was really life changing because now let's mostly what I do is experimental music proposition. Jazz writing my own stuff Contemporary classical music. What about any setbacks? Do you feel like there has been any significant obstacles that you faced either during your time at school or afterwards and if so how did you get past those? I think that this career really demands that you know yourself really really well. And that's been a pretty big source of stress for me coming to terms with what I'm capable of when not capable of and which things I can change which I can't and that's changed throw my whole life. I'm sure but it's time management. That's really bad at that. Something could freelance. It's gotten better through much hard work. I can say that But also mental health stuff is definitely gotten in my way the last few months especially and I'm not sure how much of that is directly related having graduated been out in the world fully. And how much is that? It's kind of coincidental. But that's something I'm starting to learn. You can't just power through. You have to find some kind of way of gently addressing it like as soon as you start to notice a pattern and I've kind of thought points where I powered through enough that by the time it really gets to me. I can't have no defense against it and takes me weeks to feel like I recovered and I haven't really found it yet. There must be a way to become more conscious of those cycles in emotional health and and in finding ways to boost yourself before I can control to recognize it and then be able to address it sooner and to talk about it with people you trust as there anything in particular that surprises you about your life after graduation. Well I had kind of forgotten what it was like to have any sort of free time so we other than that. I think. Probably just what you'd expect in terms of person now in the real world. How do I knew that taxes are really hard worrying about taxes while you're in school before you have to pay them on that note? I'd like to thank you very much for sharing your insight and your experience. You're welcome. Thanks for being here. Lido recently WanNa new music. Usa grant with the Bergamo Quartet for peace in the brink for string quartet and percussion which the group is performing and touring.
"max" Discussed on Max Q from Peabody LAUNCHPad
"Helps you gain skills not only in your craft but also how to teach that craft as well again. You're in school to learn how to learn so you know ultimately to be able to teach yourself how to do something how. When I opened up the score does my experience at peabody studying with Mironov How is this going to you? Know How is my experience going to help enrich the experience from how Muhammad I going to approach this gorgeous? How am I going to prepare this or show this sound show this and and so now? I've got all these questions and not necessarily all the answers because as I mentioned a lot of that comes with experience but those kinds of questions are great so that I can help teach those things later on her. You know approach different issues on So I I think that's a along along limited way to answer your question but i. I think that each person's relationship with our mentors gonna be different always assumed the best and come with earning questions like some kind of two things one touch on. I don't know if there's anything burning that you would want to say to current students any advice or words of wisdom. It doesn't have to be. I think I mean there are things that I want that. I want to say that I should say gopher both adjust Strike that don't let your curiosity for music. End at the start and end of your lessons. Classes classes and ensemble rehearsals for me coming out of school understanding what it really means to be a professional musician What it really means to grasp performance practice style. Things like fat. It really comes down to Listening a lot reading literature about composers that interests you or About Music and trying to find your own way. I think it's really easy when you're at school to go with the flow to especially if you're in a program that's really busy doing a lot You know you're required to do all these chamber ensembles. All these large ensembles all these courses in classes seminars and these new initiative classes. You know you're you're now taught you need to think entrepreneurially you can't let that inhibits your love for the music and your desire to know more about it beyond music needs to also be a hobby outside of the class as outside instead of just you know this is my job therefore I do it at these times and that I turn off Don't get me wrong. I think it's really important to have a life. Goodness knows that I don't know how to really make that balance. It's really hard to work music and live there. I think I think I remember seeing a A Pie chart of you can pick to. Hopefully you can pick work in life and live music but you know you got to find some way to to have have a balanced sleep somewhere in sleep somewhere. There's probably since we spoke Ryan has moved to continue his conducting education at Yale School of music. But he's still the music director here in Baltimore for the Occasional Symphony. You can check out their upcoming projects at occasional symphony dot org.
"max" Discussed on Endless Thread
"Chuck says he doesn't usually take his work home with him so as an employee of WGN he wasn't watching Ching his company's TV station. When during the nine o'clock news the broadcast was hijacked and then all of a sudden I started getting calls like a lot of calls? I mean ridiculous amount of calls. Hey did you just hear or did you see what are you talking about Max headroom. Yes what about Max headroom. Well I mean. He mentioned you wouldn't say he said you were a liberal uh-huh what come on I thought it was a practical joke. The person who is taking over the TV broadcast broadcast was wearing a Max. Headroom mask emory. You remember Max headroom. Yeah still not born yet been but at the time. Chuck didn't know him all that. Well well either. I really didn't understand this whole Max headroom phenomena. I mean I really couldn't relate to them. I had no connection so max headroom was this fictional character described by creators. As in artificial intelligence he was played by a real person in a ton of makeup to make him look sort of computer generated. I did and he also sounded. Computer generated his voice would like pitch shift and stutter randomly. This is Max headroom. He looked like a news program. Ram Talking head that floated in this computer generated cube and Max was a satire created to poke fun at the stereotypical cocky Western. Earn White Male newscaster. Here's Tech Writer and editor Alex Pasternak on these Super Meta plot that was created around. Max Headroom the character. Basically basically Max was a journalist working at a television station owned by large corporation and he had discovered some dark secret about the INC and was in the process of reporting on it for his employer owned by this corporation when he is assassinated donated and his brain is preserved by his hacker friend. The brain is loaded to the network and Max headroom became this digital character who would drop into television broadcasts. Okay this is the magmatic magmatic. Max Max headroom show and I'm cocky swagger Max headroom and it's great to have you back again. I'm sorry there's a guy keeps moving around over there all right all right well. I wish he'd this down while keep still for God's sakes I'm trying to show here you're in his original inception in the UK in one thousand nine hundred four. Max Was Pretty Alternative. His character was that of a hacked together robotic artificial intelligence one that existed to subvert the mainstream Alex Pasternak says both Max end the incident itself connected to to this rise of hacker culture. Hackers were starting to gain notoriety as as criminals. They were being prosecuted by the government but they also also have been born in this world of of Hobbyists and Pranksters and Max I think embodied the hacker who's a protester And who has a a certain agenda and is fighting for a good cause. That's part of what makes this whole staying even more cyberpunk when the signal intrusion has happened.
"max" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"I went to the UK, for example, immediately after my primary the week after for UK labor party conference in Liverpool where I expected to be relatively anonymous and people recognized being there, which was very very peculiar and surprising for me. I think that that alone was an indicator not of of who I am really as a candidate. But of the extraordinary attention that the race. Received. So I think I think if anything it was just a higher level of scrutiny than I could have expected, especially as as a brand new candidate. Does that mean that that you don't feel like you did anything that you regret? Or are there things that now you feel like you do wanna prove to to your constituents, especially it demanded for me was to just think carefully about my own how how my own narrative the significance of my own narrative. Right as a candidate and gave it gave me the opportunity to. I think articulate that better. I think if if I would change anything it would have been to be more prepared for that. And I'm I'm glad that going into going into session. But also into the next the next election. I'll have had that experience and be able to better communicate and more clearly communicate with. With with my constituents so talking about the session and the governor, obviously, Democrats control the Senate, there's a lot of power there. But the governor of still has a lot of thority in terms of keeping him honest. Progressive goals. How do you see you and other advocates slash elected officials doing that what's the mechanism? He's won a landslide victory is in there for another four years. How do you hold him to his promises, and we should note that you cross endorsed with his primary opponents at the Nixon as context area? I mean, even even as governor Cuomo won a huge victory. I think it I think that what that race demanded what the governor's race to banded was for him to actually confront issues that he didn't previously have to take a a very clear stance on and I think with the deadline coming up in June on the rent laws, for example, with the L train shutdown coming up in April. These are things that previously the governor may have have not had to pay attention to. But are naturally coming to ahead. And so I think that is that is one thing is is the naturally is going to face pressure to to make decisions about the MTA about. I think about congestion pricing different funding mechanisms and as. As a legislator. I'm I'm hopeful that particularly with the majority that we have in such a progressive majority that we will have more leverage to to pressure governor Cuomo when when necessary and certainly around the budget as well, we're gonna have to leave it there. Julius house. Our state Senator elect Julius Houser. Thank you. And thank you for watching agenda two thousand nineteen Manhattan neighborhood network for more on this series. You can visit 'em N dot org. Gotham dot com or city limits about org from the Manhattan neighborhood network studios. I'm Ben max. And I'm Jared, Murphy goodbye..
"max" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"So while it's it's a new experience for me. It's also a particularly at transitional time for all of us. Even even those who have our more senior senators, so you mentioned being sort of on the left pole of of even the democratic conference, which is mostly pretty progressive. And as I mentioned a lot of these other primary winners were were challenging folks from the left mostly those members of the IDC Senator line was not one of them. But how how are you going to approach that Duke specked to be sort of an outspoken voice calling on your colleagues too? You know that they have to really stay true to things they ran on. Do you think you're going to have to play some of that role and really trying to pull your conference left eye? Look forward to playing that role to a degree to urging my colleagues, for example to make the commitment as I'm seeing more of the make to not take money from from the real estate lobby or from private interests. I think that I I'm looking forward to playing that role. But I'm I'm not sure if if it's going to be demanded of because what I found in conversations with colleagues so far and and from our conference retreat this week, it's it's that people are that that's unders are really responsive to the needs of their districts and recognizing whether it's through this. You know, blue Blue Wave in New York and the victories that we saw in the primaries or or otherwise that the elector is demanding more progressive stances, and that we actually fight to advance for legislation. That's been held up for a long time. You've been there. Named the incoming chirp person of the subcommittee and women's health. What will that involve it's because it's a brand new subcommittee. It's it's still a relatively unclear but I know that I'm I'm thrilled to be able to to focus on passing the reproductive health act. Also, the CCA, but I think it will also extend to many of the public health issues that disproportionately affect women as well. So so I think there's a tendency to associate women's health reproductive health. But it goes it goes far beyond this. And I'm excited to to work on a range of issues, including you know, mental health, including environmental issues that disproportionately impact impact women as well. Especially my own district. I wanna ask you about about the governor and pulling him left, but before that because something you just said reproductive rights to something where you've had a personal shift in in your views. And there were also some other things that came up during the campaign about how you're telling your story. And so whereas whereas all that now where are you? Now, are there things you feel like you still need to prove or do or or or is that all behind you? How are you thinking about about that? I'm excited to have the opportunity to to actually get to work as so much of of a campaign while it's it's necessary. What we're talking about whether it's it's narrative or or even just speaking about platform, and what we're going to do while it's while it's essential. It's it. It's difficult to not be able to actually get get to work on these things and demonstrate our commitment to them. Right. So what I'm really looking forward to is having the opportunity to demonstrate through my work in the legislature that that I'm serious about about these issues and be able to to show who I am to to my constituents and to my colleagues as well. Do you feel just to stand there for a second? Do you feel that the media mistreated you during the campaign or do you feel some of the problems where self inflicted? Yeah. I think that I was I do think I was subjected to extrordinary scrutiny for a state Senate candidate and for a new candidate, even even people who I would say our political opponents of mine, I think acknowledged that this for a state Senate race this received completely completely extraordinary attention..
"max" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"What do you what do you see sort of some of the dynamics that are going to be in play? There. Are there do do you see a lot of things lining up where the assembly in the Senate majorities will agree and really have to just sort of convinced the governor to get on board are there different priorities in the assembly versus the Senate. How how does that all work say I have yet to have a conversation about the priorities of the speaker? I don't know if they've met in conference the way, we have already to be perfectly honest. But traditionally the assembly has been able to pass a lot of the progressive legislation that's been stalled for a long time in a Republican controlled state Senate. And of course, a lot of the legislation that we campaigned on not just me, but the other IDC challengers and even others who once he didn't come in like Julius ally. Right. We are. We are very upfront about what our priorities are an ultimately were hoping that the assembly will. Stay in support of these things. Because of course, we know that sometimes it's easier to support things that you know, aren't going to go anywhere. But you know, we we we are aware that that is a possibility, and we'll be working with the state assembly to make sure that you know, things stay the priority that they should be year from now journalists like us they're going to look back on two thousand nineteen and say, here's your that began with all this hope these speculations democratic controlled state government a long list of progressive legislation. What got done what didn't what do you think is a realistic expectation for voter? There's so much on the table. There are other things to think about to what would be a reasonable expectation for successes this year. And where do you think we'll still do work a year from now, I think that for sure we like I said earlier we have to pass the reproductive health act. I would really love to. See a lot of voter reform pass before twenty twenty specifically automated registration early voting. No, excuse absentee ballots, even campaign finance reform for certain I mean, running for office is very very difficult, especially for people who have to work for a living. So making sure that that more working class New Yorkers can run for office and compete is. I think very very important. And I really think that there needs to be significant progress made on the MTA front or New Yorkers are going to revolt. I mean, I I was you know, Josh with you guys earlier about how I had to. I now have learned to leave twenty minutes earlier. And of course, the train was on time today. Right. So I was here a little a little a little earlier than you guys. But, but Nevertheless, I think that that's now become the exception not the norm. And that's a problem because we can't be the best city in the world. If our, you know, our trains, not working to follows on that one is other than congestion pricing..
"max" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Maybe it's just more making sure that everybody has insurance and healthcare rather than a single payer system. So I am I am very much in favor of a single payer system. That is what we campaigned on. And that is what we would love to deliver. I think that once Gustavo is done having all of the conversations he needs to have. We'll hopefully have a good Bill that everyone everyone can accept your district. What do you see is the case for single payer? Sometimes healthcare is talked about it's kind of an abstract issue with principles and ideology. But in terms of your constituents where is the case in your district to move what we have now to a single payer system. So for starters, the single payer healthcare Bill would cover transitions for a lot of my transgender neighbors, regardless of whether they are documented or not, and this is a huge huge issue because unfortunately, not many insurance companies cover the medical needs for these transitions. And if they do cover the only. For them partially. So this is something that's very important to me and making sure that transgender New Yorkers are included. And of course, then there are undocumented immigrants and making sure that we're actually seeing access to healthcare as a public health issue. We don't want the person on the subway next to us to be coughing to be no we want. We want to prioritize preventive care. We don't want there to be any barrier. Espec- especially in economic one for New Yorkers to be able to go to the doctor and get that annual checkup or if they're not feeling well, or ultimately, we know that the most expensive type of healthcare emergency healthcare, right? We want to Levy eight all of the craziness that takes place in emergency rooms. Now, I technically don't have a hospital in my district, which is another problem that we can discuss, but but we are served by hospital and Mount Sinai hospital, and of course, elmhurst hospital is famous for having a full emergency room. All. All the time because it's a trauma center because it ends up serving such a such a large geography. So there's there's a lot of work to do on the health front. I'm someone who's fighting desperately for a health clinic for east elmhurst where I have in aging black population of also a big undocumented population. And where there are virtually no doctors, and if God forbid, there's some sort of emergency, they get stuck on the ambulance in on in congestion in traffic on on the on the Grand Central Parkway, for example, on their way to the hospital, and that's something that's not fair, and we're looking to correct in order for a lot of the primaries to move, and it's gonna be a brand new day in Albany, Democrats control, the state's Senate Democrats, having a very strong majority in the assembly still, and of course, democratic governor. But for anything to really move, you have to have agreement Senate assembly governor, unless of course, the governor's going to veto something the legislatures going over. Ride that. But that's very rare..
"max" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Is that something that you plan to take any action on when the new term begins worse much worse. The more. I learn the worse. It gets. I think a lot of us have been educated about Amazon's failings as a company that released their workforce as it relates to their relationship with the immigrant community in this country. They now have a partnership with ice to provide facial recognition technology. These are very concerning things about them as an institution. Now, the project specific queens is also bad and getting worse. So we we're learning that the three billion dollars in subs as we talk about or going into being more than that. Because this this parcel of land is in what's called an opportunity, which means there's a digital tax benefits beyond three billion that are going to go for that. Some of these sites may be. Brownfield sites which is going to layer on even more tax credits on top three billion already getting. And they have shown little willingness to reset the conversation and talk about not accepting some of these subsidies and trying to be more of a good corporate citizen and talk about investing in the community. They wanna join as opposed to sucking money out of it and just taking over can you stop it. It's a good question. The stay in the city of moving mountains trying to void any approvals bypassing MRIs Euler process. They are suggesting that they don't need budgetary authority at least this year from the state legislature. There's an open question about the public control board. And when and what needs to go before it everyone's pouring over the the regulations and the rules to see what's required at some point. They will certainly be approvals necessary the Excelsior program, which is funding. A lot of these credits needs to be reauthorized and reappropriated I what we're gatherings at the state intends to push that off two three years down the road in the hopes that this is already moving by the time that happens there will. Come a time when we have something to say about and you can rest assured, I'm going to say something about it. When that time comes there's also things we learned that allows us to set the stage going forward in a better way. So this idea that has required nondisclosure agreements from all the cities and states that were bidding is outrageous. You have a private company dictating to government what it's allowed to tell people about the money. It wants to spend on their behalf is is rage raging. Crazy, I I'm going to be interesting legislation to ban that practice, and there's this larger issue of insider dealing in real estate world, we prohibit insider trading released the socks securities because it's unfair for someone who has confidential knowledge to use that to enrich themselves at other people's expense. It's no reason the analysis is any different as it relates to real estate. And we're hearing reports that Abbas on employees purchased departments and the week before the announcement. Maybe that's a crazy coincidence. But if it is them there have nothing to worry about. But if it isn't that should be prohibited. It'll be advancing legislation do that as well. Well, lots more to discuss. But I think we're gonna leave it there soon too. De deputy majority leader of the state Senate, Michael generous, thanks so much for for being with us. Thanks a lot. And we'll be right back..
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"To the nitty gritty of the issues, I was running against a an incumbent who was taking tens of thousands of dollars from real estate money while you know, we many of us as renters I'm a preferential renter are going through a lot of injustices for for example, left city in my dissed. Which is swamped in major capital improvement fees, increasing their rent sometimes two hundred dollars a month. So I think just the cost of living the quality of life and the state's ability to act on those things ended up being a crucial factor for for a lot of a lot of our neighbors. What should your constituents and anybody else watching and anybody who's interested in state government, expect from you as a state Senator in terms of how you are going to approach your voice and your work in Albany? Should we expect you to be someone who's you know? Sort of blends into the scene. More in wants to have your wanted to give you the chance to say. But there are people who approached their legislative work and our part of the conference, and they make sure that they're almost never getting out ahead. You know in public of having talked to their colleagues, and then there's people come out and say, you know, like state Senator Liz, Krueger, for example, just comes out and say and says, here's what I think here's what I think my constituents need, you know. And here's what I'm going to talk to my colleagues about I cannot believe I get to be loose Kruger's colleague for the record. The woman is amazing. I've mired her for such a long time. And yes, I'm not I'm not exactly the blend into the background type of person. I think that people should expect for me. All the reasons why I ran for office to come to light to be the driving force behind the agenda that will put forth, we will fight visibly. A lot of what I talk. Talked about on the campaign trail was creating a political environment or a public discourse that is conducive to passing progressive legislation. We know how transactional this the governor's administration can be and if if things need to be made more comfortable for him to come ahead and be supportive of a lot of measure measures. And we'll do that. And I think that's what I bring to the table, especially now that all the incoming Senate labor committee chair and most of my a lot of people know me from my time at city hall, but I actually spent a near decade in the labor movement before that and to me was it's a matter of making sure that we are increasing or making better the ability for working class people to live in New York in many, many ways and really lifting the floor on Wegrzyn on labor protections to make. Sure that people can keep New York home. So I think that that we'll we'll have a very very interesting year. And we're going to do everything we can to be as productive as we can be talking with some of the policies. You mention before two big ones congestion pricing and senior single payer congestion pricing. Great place to start forty people in the conference some of them from districts that don't have anything to do with the MTA some districts that have resisted congestion pricing because of where the system touch them or doesn't touch them in the cloakroom behind the scenes when you're talking to colleagues like that how do you sell them on congestion pricing? So I think that alternate -ly. We will end up coming to some sort of green where nobody's happy which is intimately. How you know? You'll have a successful deal. Right. Of course. Because I mean, we're my district starts right by the East River. We're very supportive of congestion pricing because we understand the dire. Need of a fixing fixing public transportation? System. Other state senators care a lot about the environmental impact that taking these cars off the road would have it's it's really a big green issue to reduce carbon emissions. We want people to drive less. And of course, people will only drive of public transportation works, and that's kind of sort of the which one should come first question. But ultimately, you know, I think that we can never conceive of expanding the MTA right eastern, queens, a huge transportation desert east elmhurst in my in my district, which is the neighborhood where LaGuardia Airport is is actually a transportation desert..
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"I sit on a task force. That's a report to discuss recommendations and just even sitting on that everyone can agree the MTA needs money needs to get corrected. But what that means where it comes from certainly going to be subject of conversation on a supporter of condition pricing, but a lot of people from the suburbs or even in the boroughs outside of Manhattan needs to be convinced though. And so there's gonna be a lot of work to do in that respect the other piece of it is that even if we're not gonna gestion pricing by all accounts. That's not nearly enough money to fill the hole that the has. And with all of that revenue generation wherever it comes from. We also have to make sure they're spending wisely because there's not a great history at the MTA of how they spend their money. But that's going to be an area that we we spent a great deal of time, and I don't wanna leave without mentioning the rent laws, which huge issue for a lot of us. They expire June. And this is the first time in decades when you don't have a Republican majority when laws expire to do the bidding of landlords instead of attendance. And it was always a majority overwhelmingly from outside New York City regulation, of course, is ninety to ninety five percent within the city limits. And so we're finally going to people representing tenants making these decisions going to be a lot of progress in that as well is that one going to be something that's more tinkering or do you expect sweeping reform? I expect very significant reforms we're going to push back. A lot of the gaping loopholes that the real estate industry is created on vacancy decontrol vacancy bonuses, preferential rents the MCI process, which is the major capital improvement process. There are tools that landlords have had to abuse tenants and essentially force them out of the apartments because the way the law's written. When the apartment comes vacant the rents go up. And that is create an incentive for landlords to drive tenants out of their homes to get that advantage. And we're going to put a stop to that single payer healthcare advocates who want that people who want that they likely to be disappointed this year. I hope not it's an issue a lot of support and are going to roll up our sleeves and and move that ball is far down the field as we can that is a complicated issue. I was before and people questioning why, but it is among the most complicated things we have to deal with questions about whether federal waivers necessary and with this administration. Good luck on that front. There are some things we can do without a federal waiver. But we are also getting concern expressed by traditional progressive allies of there's elements of organized labor that are concerned that their benefits would be reduced in such a situation. So I think these are things we can work through. But we have to do the work to work through them, the dynamics change in terms of Democrats controlling the state Senate. But does that mean that? You will operate the levers of government and the processes of government in a similar way as the past. But it's just new people in power. Or can we expect things to change in ways? Like more public hearings more oversight hearings more transparent budget process or any of these types of things going to change or is it just newly new people our intention. I don't know how many of us are game of thrones fans. But I like the to use the the metaphor that they use which is to say, we're not here to just be the new spokes on the wheel we wanna break the wheel of Albany, and reframe the way people think about it and give them a point of pride in this government. So there will be changes. Now that being said, there's a democratic majority for a reason because that's what the electorate wants they want our gender advance. So you're not going to open up the process to let Republicans have equal say what we've owed on his Democrats, obviously. Because they're distinct minority, and that's not what the voters want. But in terms of transparency in the process. More. Here's your certainly expect to see that one of the big developments since the election has been the announcement of the Amazon deal. You've expressed some serious reservations about it since the deals unveiling have you learned anything that has made you feel better or worse about it..
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"Make sure that we have an actual funding formula that is protected in a lock box. This is something I personally feel very strongly about tired of governors using the MTA like an ATM. I wanna make sure that we have study funding streams that are protected. So that we can actually have the MTA we deserve. Things that in Europe action that you know, your constituents really expect you to carry in the state legislature. Sure, I mean, obviously, given the work that my predecessor did around the dream act because we have the most dreamers in our district across the state. We're hoping that will continue to carry the dream act that we'll continue fighting for drivers licenses for all, of course, and the liberty act as well. These are just a few of the immigration reform that we can do at this at the state level because of course, immigration is federal law. But at the same time, I think that given what the White House is. And I'm sure folks have have read this morning about the seven year old girl who died in border patrol custody out of dehydration and shock, which is completely inhumane and heartbreaking that we at least at the state level. Do everything we can to protect our population. You mentioned your. assessor. We should talk about that. I mean, your manual unseated. Jose Peralta died just before thanksgiving during the transition, especially when you have an upset victory. There's always this effort, I assumed to reach out to supporters try to show the represent the full district. How has his death changed that if you had much contact with his camp in terms of unifying the district? We have not had much contact with his camp at all. You know as was reported. I tried to pay my respects and made folks uncomfortable, and understandably, you know, my team, and I left we just felt that it was the right thing to do at the end of the day. You know, we didn't wish him any harm. We just had very distinctive specific disagreements with which you know, what we believe representation for district should mean. And that's why I think you know, we put democracy in action. But ultimately, you know, I think it's been very difficult or district certainly in morning. He was our state Senator. For eight years the assemblymen for many of them for a long time. And and I think that we on our behalf are trying to be as cooperative as possible. And of course, we would love for for for us to work together to make sure that you know, there is no there's no hard stop and start in between specially services for our constituents Fernie bers, which I think is the most important thing for any elected official anyway that a month out from the election. So looking back Reten to cast we being the media cast elections in broad strokes. But you've had a chance I assume to look at the numbers talk to people. What do you attribute your victory the general which is a month ago? But in the primary to what was what was behind. The fact you were able to win. So I very much feel that it was a combination. Just because the verses so sorry the district is so diverse as I said earlier, you know, there were people who were very educated about the independent, Deborah. Pratt conference became activists this election cycle because they've woken up from, you know, the Trump nightmare. An case folks aren't up to speed. You're one of eight candidates who in the democratic primary took on former members of the independent democratic conference. Six of you remarkably were successful, which is virtually unheard of for that many primary wins to happen in one year. So sorry. That's exact-. That's exactly right. So a lot of people specifically in Jackson heights. You know, where where the infamous townhall took place where he tried to explain what the IDC was tried to explain it as the progressive caucus, even even though they were empowering Republican majority which was inexplicable and indefensible to me that very much helped in Jackson heights in a story and many other parts of the district. But of course, not everybody is that in tuned with politics, a lot of it was also a change in demographic are Latino population in the district is increasingly South American like me, and I think that then it came.
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"Don't necessarily need everyone to be an agreement on everything in order for the past the last time Democrats have the majority I wasn't there. But they had a bare majority of thirty two which is the minimum number required. Anytime one Senator didn't wanna do something everything got gridlock. So we have now thirty nine or forty depending on what happens with sympathizer in Brooklyn. But that's a huge cushion of seven or eight votes that we can not necessarily need enemy on every say to some centers. Do do what you need to do for your district. I mean that type of thing or it's just a question of as we discussed it as a group if we have thirty five members and four problem those four can vote. No. And it could still pass. We don't need every vote for passage of everything and that's going to give a lot of flexibility to leadership to set the agenda into more detail. What about the relationship? With the governor it during the period when the IDC was in power there were suspicion that governor Cuomo tolerated that maybe even engineered it you in the governor's people had some friction during the campaign over where money was being spent what's the relationship like his progressive self image during the campaign. How solid does that look to you. What do you think that's going to be like this the dynamics between the executive and legislature are less important to me from a personal perspective than what we can get done together. And so there are issues of agreement, and we're gonna move forward together and aggressively and change some of these laws that have been waiting to be to be improved for so long. But that's all that matters. I lived with Jeff Klein of the Senate for how many years at the end of his tenure. There was this deal where everyone came together. And everybody was wondering how I was going to sit across the table from him. And I said I don't care if I like someone somebody if we're on the same page and trying to get things done, then we're gonna get things. On. And whether someone likes doesn't like me is not as relevant as helping the twenty million people who live in the state is going to be the Senate majorities job, maybe in conjunction with the assembly majority to hold the governor to his campaign promises to to keep pulling him left. You know, it seems like he gravitates towards the center is that part of how you you see the new Senate majority job. I mean, there's certainly a bunch of folks who who defeated IDC members who ran on pretty far left platforms. I don't think our job her say's to create some kind of broad desire to pull the governor anywhere. Our job is to get done what we campaigned on. And what people expect us to do on a host of issues. Now, they tend to be progressive nature, and I'm very very progressive in a lot of ways. So if the governor agrees with us who self-proclaimed progressive and self then this'll be very easy, and they won't be much friction if areas of disagreement, we certainly intend to assert ourselves. We're there for reason we're there to be anybody's rubber stamp. And so I think. You'd expect us to stand up and make our case, and they'll be negotiation both with the assembly and the governor, and we'll come to resolution what we'll say is the normal dynamic of Albany has been broken where these semblance Senate are in control of different parties and the playing one off against the other is part of a strategy to keep things from happening..
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"We're bringing a short series of discussions as part of gender twenty nineteen including one today to look ahead to two thousand nineteen in Albany, the seat of state government. And what newly empowered Democrats plan to do. For today's discussion. We'll have to fficials will be part of the new state Senate Democratic majority one who pulled off an upset victory. Earlier this year to become a first time elected official and another who is a veteran lawmaker. We'll be the deputy leader of the Senate majority. So welcome soon to be Senate deputy majority leader Michael gymnast, thanks for joining us. Thank you been for. Sure. So tell us what that means. You're going to be the deputy leader of a new democratic majority in the state Senate head you captured for people how significant that is mentioned. It'd be transformational. I don't know. How controversial also added that word. But, but it certainly we'll be transformational is the largest democratic majority one hundred six years in New York nineteen twelve was the last time anything like this happened. And we have been struggling with very strange dynamic in the Senate for the last decade, at least we're winning elections and having majority of members elected, but because of internal problems of the Senate something team up with Republicans. We never actually had control of the body. And we finally achieved that and now there's a long list of. Priorities that have been on the shelf that the people of New York, not only want but had been voting for and been denied you mentioned some of them. There's a lot more than that. And so it's gonna be very full agenda. Expect it's going to be the most productive session than any of us. Remember, so looking back at the election that created this large majority that you have a few weeks worth of perspective. What do you tribute to? How did you guys pull this off? What what happened to make this possibility and strategy? Also chair the camping. But honestly, look if you look around the country, you could tell there was a very good election for Democrats everywhere, the turn out was approaching presidential levels, which is very unusual in a midterm and typically when the turn out his higher Democrats perform better because it's our constituencies for whatever reason that seem more interested in presidential elections than other elections. Typically, I will say the while. There was a Blue Wave everywhere, we really maximized our results here in New York, we outperformed the top of the ticket and the number of victories and the Hudson valley where James scoops, Jen Metzker, and your senators now, they outperformed the votes that governor Cuomo got in those districts and on Long Island where we have Monica Martinez. John Brooks, Monica member John Brooks, reelected, they outperformed the congressional candidate for party there. So we do take pride in having really good candidates having run smart campaigns because of the eight seats we picked up which is historic of itself. Twice as many as the maximum that it ever flipped in the past. They were narrow victories. And so I think we were intelligent about where we dedicate our resources where we knew that the energy of the grassroots would carry us, and it was great success on those narrow victories as we transition. This conversation's talking about the governing. How did those districts and those narrow wins dictate how you approach governing? How worried do you need to be? You know, there's a lot of talk ready will Democrats can't go too far because then they'll lose those seats. They just picked up. How does that come into your first initial matter? I think what you can expect to see in the first two months. The pre-budget portion of session is a lot of things that the people have been waiting for an very popular everywhere. You mentioned your list, I think protecting women's reproductive rights is popular across the board, establishing more sensible gun laws popular across the board improving voting laws. So we make it easier to vote establish early voting automated, registration those types of things are popular with everybody. So there's an enormous amount of work that we can do. And I left a lot off those. Right away that I think will work for everybody as you get into some of the things that have a different support regionally around the state, and that's a conversation. We're going to have to have with our colleagues, but I will say this the margin is so large that we.
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"Hello. Max executive editor gothic is at Jared. Murphy executive editor of city limits and city limits are partnering on agenda twenty nineteen a project to set the stage for promises to be a transformational and controversial year at the city and state levels of government in New York. We're exploring many of the major political dynamics and policy issues that will be on the table in the year ahead starting with the fact that Democrats will have complete control of state government in New York creating new opportunity for the party to move along a list of legislation on everything voting reform to abortion protections gun control rent regulations to environmental policy and more with Manhattan neighborhood network. We're bringing you a short series of discussions as part of gender twenty nineteen including one today to look ahead to two thousand nineteen in Albany the seat of state government. And what newly empowered Democrats plan to do. Joining us for today's discussion is a newly elected state Senator who pulled off an upset victory earlier this year. We welcome Senator elect Jessica Rambos. Thank you for being here. Thank you for having me. Excited. Good to get a chance to talk to you before you really get going. But what's the transition period? Been like so far for you. You know, it's been really interesting. I think that people traditionally have expected a lull in between when you win election, and when you are getting ready to take over the seat and get to work. There's a ton of work that goes into into this. This this time in staffing up figuring out who it is that we're going to hire where our district office is going to be. But we want the office to look like. And of course, making sure that we're laying the groundwork to pass the progressive legislation that we campaigned on and that we know is really necessary for all New Yorkers, and especially with such a big incoming new class. Right. So out of a thirty nine Machar person majority. There are fifteen new democratic state senators coming in. So it's it's gonna be fun time. So let's pull back. Can talk about your district. Where is it? What neighbors does it cover where you from? So I'll be res- representing the thirteenth senatorial district in queens, which is Jackson heights, corona east on pursed and parts of story. Woodside elmhurst it is the corner of the planet where I was born where I was raised where I still live. I'm raising two boys. We're five and seven their doorbell and pain in the butt, especially this morning before going to school. But. But, but they're wonderful and future reason, why Iran in the first place, I mean, you know, come from very working class district that really depends on the MTA to get around..
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"Max from golfing gazette with Jared Murphy from city limits and Jarrett we heard from Eliza cats at the daily news at a to'real board. Some of our thoughts really significant election day, both nationally and in New York and the conversation is a ready Turney as we did a little bit too. Also, looking ahead now what's going to happen in two thousand eighteen we can leave the federal level of side perhaps a little bit really there's a lot to be determined there. But also so much of our focus both on the show and at our publications, and of course, elsewhere New York is going to be on what's going to happen in New York. Now that you have this unified democratic control of state government coming in for two thousand eighteen will you mention to the top, and that, you know, the day after election feels like speaking as a person raised raise. Click that they have to Christmas what you do with the letdown with the unwrap presence and the tree starting to look a little bit dragged. This is a different day because I think so much about this election has been teasing very concrete ideas of what the next year is going to bring and even beyond that there's just a lot happening to nineteen that's gonna make it a very interesting year. Normally, this is the part for those who follow it closely in our real junkies about it. This is the part of the New York City New York state cycle that is down. Here is the the Europe between a statewide race at a presidential race. There's no city council mayor elections nothing on the state level. All you have really are some traditional elections and three district attorney races. So normally it would be kind of a dead zone struggling, we're gonna talk. But for a lot of reasons there is just a lot happening both in the city and the state and a lot of the same issues all year long, starting frankly with Turney races, one of which at least is going to be very very. Interesting because the queen's just turning Richard Brown is stepping down. And that race is. I think it become a kind of electoral test of some of the sentiment around criminal Justice reform based on some of the people who are running and very different opinions. They have on that topic. I'm interested to see how much of the city's sort of attention gets grabbed by this race queens. Obviously the second biggest borough population wise, there's everything in queens, and I can say that having grown up there with a lot of thirty. But it's going to be really really interesting to see how this district attorney race plays out. It's going to be important. It might even get national attention..
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"Incumbent controller, Tom Napoli. This is Ben max. Thanks for joining us here on maxim Urfi. How're you. I'm great. It's wonderful to be on maximum Irvy's. Yes, and we didn't tell you a head of time, but Jared actually had to depart for the second half of the show. So it's me and u, but it's good good to have a chance to talk with you. Thanks for joining us. So we're in the heat of election season here. We've got less than five weeks until election day November. Sixth, tell voters and those listening. What's your pitch for getting another four years is the state controller. Well, I think that the easy way to answer that question is for the voters to look at the record of achievement and accomplishment that I've had during my time in office, the controller's office day controls offices, somewhat unique position. Many folks don't know quite what we do. They had something to do with money, but it certainly has been a very important position to keeping the state move forward during challenging times. And certainly if you look at how effectively we've managed the state payroll, state contracts, state payments, it certainly has been a very large and efficient body of work in that regard. Kind of caught the back office operation for state government, very important to keep New York moving are commentary on St. fiscal practices. State budget has been thoughtful and made a number of suggestions for reform and change most of which have not been adopted by the legislature and the governor, but we're going to keep pressing. Our stewardship of the state pension fund is one area. That I take particular pride. And when you look at the number of states that have poorly funded pensions and are in crisis, New York does not have that issue or challenge. In fact, we're one of the best funded state pension plans for the country. It means we can deliver on the retirement security to the one point, one million members of our pension system, and we've done more to invest money in New York state and to be responsible investors holding corporations..