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Fresh update on "martin luther king junior" discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Fellow rarely parents april thirteenth. Twenty twenty one. Our family recently made the decision. Not to re enroll our daughter at brierley for the twenty twenty one. Twenty twenty two school here. That's the school year Coming up in the fall. She's been at barely for seven years beginning at kindergarten. In short we no longer believe that rarely administration board of trustees have any of our children's best interests at heart moreover we no longer have confidence that our daughter will receive the quality of education necessary to further her development into a critically thinking responsible enlightened and civic minded adult. I write to you as a fellow parent to share our reasons for leaving the barely community but also to urge you to act before the damage to the school to its community and to your own child. Education is irreparable. it cannot be stated strongly. enough that brierley's obsession with race must stop. It should be abundantly clear to any thinking parent. That barely has completely lost. Its way the administration and the board of trustees have displayed a cowardly an appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti intellectual illiberal mob and then allowing the school to be captured by that same mob. What follows her. My own personal views on rarely anti racism initiatives. But these are just a handful of the criticisms that i know other parents have expressed i object to the view that i should be judged by the color of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school. That not only judges. My daughter by the color of her skin but encouraging instructs her to prejudice others by. There's by viewing every element of education every aspect of history and every facet of society. Through the lens of skin color and race. We're desecrating the legacy of dr martin luther king junior and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed fought and died by the way my own interruption. Here white people. You can make a claim that you're not a racist and that we needed civil rights for blacks without needing to quote martin luther king junior. That never as strong as you'd think it comes way back to the back to his letter. I object to the charge of systemic racism in this country and at our school. Systemic racism pro properly understood is segregated schools and separate lunch counters. It is the interning of japanese and the exterminating of jews. Systemic racism is unequivocally not a small number of isolated incidents over a period of decades. Ask any girl of any race if they have ever experienced. Insults from friends have ever felt slighted by teachers or have ever suffered the occasional injustice from school at which they spent up to thirteen years of their life. And your abound in. You're bound to hear grievances some petty some not. We have not had systemic racism against blacks in this country. Since the civil rights reforms of the sixties a period of more than fifty years to state otherwise is a flat out misrepresentation of our country's history and adds no understanding to any of today's societal issues. If anything long standing and widespread policies such as affirmative action point in precisely the opposite direction i object to a definition of systemic. Racism apparently supported by rarely that any educational professional or societal outcome where blacks are underrepresented. Is prometheus evidence of the aforementioned systemic racism or of white supremacy and oppression fassel and unsupported beliefs such as these are the polar opposite to the intellectual and scientific truth for which barely claims to stand. Furthermore i call bs. He spells out the word. But i can't say on the air on brierley's oft-stated assertion that the school welcomes and encourages truly difficult and uncomfortable conversations regarding race and the roots of racial discrepancies. I object to the idea that blacks are unable to succeed in this country without aid from government or from whites barely by by up by adopting critical race. Theory is advocating the abort viewpoint that blacks should forever be regarded as helpless victims and are incapable of success regardless of their skills. Talents are hard work. What barely is teaching. Our children is precisely the true and correct definition of racism. I object to mandatory anti racism training for parents especially when presented by the rent seeking charlatans of pollyanna these sessions in both their content and delivery our so sophomoric and simplistic so unsophisticated and inane. That i would be embarrassed if they were taught to barely kindergarteners. They are an insult to parents and unbecoming of any educational institution. Let alone one of barely caliber. I object to barely vacuous inappropriate and fanatical use of words such as equity decl diversity and inclusiveness if barely administration was truly concerned about so called equity. It would be discussing the cessation of admissions preferences for legacies siblings. And those families with a specially deep pockets if the administration was genuinely serious about diversity it would not insist on the indoctrination of its students and their families to a single mindset. Most reminiscent of the chinese cultural instead the school would foster an environment of intellectual openness and freedom of thought and if barely really cared about inclusiveness the school would return to the concept's encapsulated in the motto. One barely instead of teaching the extraordinarily divisive idea that there are and always two groups in this country victims and oppressors. I object to barely sadvakasov for groups and movements. Such as black lives matter a marxist. Anti family hetero phobic anti-asian an antisemitic organization that neither speaks for the majority of the black community in this country nor in any way shape or form represents their best interests. I object to as we have been told time and again over the past year that the school's first priority is the safety of our children. For goodness sake. Brearley is a school not a hospital. The number of the number one priority of a school has always been and always will be education brierley's misguided priorities. Exemplify both the safety culture and cover your ass. Culture that together have proved so toxic to our society and have so damaged mental health resiliency of two generations of children and counting. I object to the gutting of the history civics and classical literature curriculums. I object to the censorship of books that have been taught for generations because they contain dated language potentially offensive to the thin skinned hypersensitive. That's already happened in my daughter's fourth grade class. I object to the lowering of standards for the admission of students. And for the hiring of teachers. I object to the erosion of rigor in classwork and the escalation grade inflation. Any parent with is open can foresee these inevitabilities. Should anti racism initiatives be allowed to persist. We have today in our country from both political parties and at all levels of government the most unwise and virtuous leaders in our nation's history schools like brearley are supposed to be the training grounds for those leaders our nation will not survive a generation of leadership even more poorly educated than we have now nor will we survive generation of students taught to hate its own country and despise its history. There's only a little bit left of this piece. This letter from apparent to the private school from which he had just yanked.
Women Share Why They Fight For Reproductive Justice
"Welcome back to ordinary equality. I'm jimmy wilson a writer editor and feminist activist. And i'm kate. Kelly human rights attorney and feminist activist. Today we're talking about an issue that has been undercurrent of a lot of what we've covered so far reproductive justice it's a framework created by black women to center our needs in the midst of a movement that has ignored us for far too long. This episode we're going to discuss some of the reproductive injustice. That continued post emancipation. And how it spurred the founding of a movement bill to address the inequity and the mistrust caused by centuries of reproductive oppression at the end of the episode will learn white folks myself included can do to better center marginalized and underrepresented voices in this conversation. And what organizations are doing on the ground to ensure reproductive justice the slave breeding industry we discussed in episode three left a painful and persistent legacy in this country. Professor jennifer morgan talked about how the historic commodification of black bodies set the stage for ongoing mistreatment of folks embedding generational trauma that persists today that shamas sits beneath much more recent oppression of reproductive rights throughout most of the twentieth century. Eugenics campaigns flourished in the united states quickly becoming the dominant scientific view. The goal was to exterminate all so-called undesirable qualities in society through often-forced selective breeding and sterilization mental illnesses criminal records unwanted racial traits low intelligence levels and even poverty were considered undesirable indicators leading scientists. Believed that all these traits could and should be selectively bred out of the human population by any means necessary as we now know all of these ideas have since been proven to be as false as they are immoral. Time and time again. In the heyday of eugenics thirty-three states allowed involuntary sterilization on groups lawmakers claimed were unfit have children in california mental institutions. Alone about twenty thousand for sterilizations between nineteen o nine and nineteen seventy-nine unsurprisingly. People of color in immigrants were far more likely to be selected as an undesirable group worthy for sterilization mainstream. Scientists pushed these views. As fact margaret sanger the founder of planned. Parenthood got involved in the eugenics movement as she tried to promote reproductive rights. On october sixteenth. Nine hundred sixteen sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the united states. In order to push the idea of birth control rights forward. She consorted with leaders in the ever growing eugenics movement. She even personally advocated for selective breeding herself in one thousand nine hundred ninety one article. She wrote quote. The most urgent problem. Today is how to limit and discourage the over fertility of the mentally and physically defective as damning as that is. There's more to the story. Here's loretta ross. A professor at smith college and former national coordinator of sister song women of color reproductive justice collective on sanger's legacy her involvement in movement. But i also contextualized wbz devos was vaulted with the jenex movement. And so because it was a popular pseudoscience at that time a lot of people were involved in it. And so to single out margaret sanger as the demon is trying to eliminate the black race is just bad historical research because in fact. She was far ahead of her time. Even i called in a sectional list one day because in nineteen teams retired nineteen sixteen. She about poverty. She wrote about racism she wrote about all the inner sexual issues. We're talking about now. One hundred years later she was so ahead of her time and so she was an accident. Early intersection analyst. Who made some mistakes. But then everybody i know. Who's a human being makes. Mistakes if i wanted to do an analysis of everything dr martin luther king junior it wrong. It's an attention. But maybe they demonize him as they do margaret sanger. Many anti-choice advocates claim. That singer sought to eliminate black people from america altogether. That couldn't be less true. She focused the spread of birth control on poor communities many of which were largely populated with people of color. But it's because they were more likely to be susceptible to unwanted pregnancies and she wrote in one thousand nine fourteen enforced. Motherhood is the most complete denial of women's right to life and liberty. It's definitely disturbing to read about many of sanger's eugenic spaced beliefs. Today though she later repudiated everything. About the idea of selective breeding we still have to contend with the damage her involvement in the movement when a well known figure participates in such a harmful ideology it may provide others the justification to do the same. Her language may also have sowed increased wariness and communities of color after atrocities committed by nazi germany on earth. The terror born from the disgusting ideology of eugenics the vocal public support for the movement fizzled and most sleep died in the united states. But for sterilization continued behind the scenes for decades and still takes place today as we'll discuss later in the
Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday
"President biden is expected to sign an executive order today designed to promote voting access this as civil rights activists mark fifty six years since bloody sunday. When hundreds of people marched for voting rights in selma alabama. Some of them were brutally beaten by state troopers. As they crossed the edmund pettus bridge becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south that later led martin luther king junior to march from selma to the state capital in montgomery and eventually led congress to pass the voting rights act of nineteen sixty
Interview With Roy Kinsey, The Rapbrarian
"Tell me if this is true. Your parents met in a way that kind of foreshadowed your future in a little bit like they didn't mean a bar that didn't mean party is actually true that they met at a library. Of course it's a. I've had my own moments with that story. But it's the absolute truth. My mother was going to interview at. What was the large libraries in sta cultural center and my father was working at a desk. Saugus he Slip some gaming but yet that's that's where they met and then my mother was working actually on the the floor where the music was where all the film were. The vinyls that was this is not harold washington library This is before perr washes number and They met their first date was purple. Rain of the movie yet differs date was to go see preparation. The movie that is not suspicious. I eight yeah yeah. My dad loved france and it was really interesting. Because when i was putting out kinsey a memoir that is very reminiscent to me in a lot of ways of the story of purple rain Imprint the first place that i was asked to come pretty much to drop. The album actually was to first avenue for sold out show. And that's where my father lives now. My father has lived in minnesota for longer than twenty years. Twenty five thirty years probably which is why. This album is a purple winds wire at the vinyl herbal. But it was the first show that i was asked to come in do at prince's club where my father would walk at c be reforming in his hometown. Right before the shutdown so was the first and last show that i got to perform before we before the pandemic times matt. What what was it like for you. It was magical. It was so so amazing. I felt like it's called me. They're a felt like prince called me. You know called me to be there not knowing that things would shut down in a couple of weeks after that. But i think that it's sustained me in a way. I really miss performing and to be sold out show. I was called by desa so Of doom tree who lives in minnesota's a artist and author our own. Right of course asked me to come an open for her. So i do the sold out show and it was just one of the most magical experiences that i've had as far The reception was so so incredible and You know the people of minnesota really made me feel like a star that day in so it was just a lot of moments that were more magical more synchronised than even you know just the forty minutes i was on stage. It was just a whole magical experience that it's sort of like everything was leading up to that moment. Have you talked to your dad about that. His show yeah. It was so funny. My dad is very mysterious guy so when he came i didn't see him. He called me till we. It was a great show. And all that but i think just the way my mind works in the art. That was moving through in the art. That i was making and where i was in that space. I can't lie that i was like. I don't even know if he came. I don't even know if he was even actually here and van but me and my dad had this really interesting connection. I mean you have that connection with your parents. You have the connection with people that brought you into the world doesn't have to be so literal or on the phone or shortly proof or whatever life. I have that tie with my parents. My parents no when. I'm going through something whether i talked to them or not. Like they'll feel it from across town or prostate or cross country in so Randomly two or three weeks later. He sends me a video of me like on my last song. You know rocking the stage of okay. Right he was legit there. that's awesome. yeah. I mean as bad i think You know amazon. There's that connection. There's that sort of thing which. I'm fairly practical person. But there's also certain things like that that i just believe in you just feel something doesn't matter where you are I know you're also really close with grandma coming up as well right. Oh yeah my best details. Tell me more better ellen thompson. She was born in nineteen forty three in mississippi. And i love to speak her name. She was one of the first people that clap from me in made a really big deal out of me knowing how to read on my seventh birthday. She made me de. Protagonist of this book was a story of dr martin luther king junior. It should be around here somewhere. But it's right there so in this in this book that my grandmother gave me my tribute to martin luther king. Junior i am the protagonists of this book. And i'm writing a paper on martin luther king junior at tell the story of his life. But i'm you know in the beginning saying oh telling my cousins rookie creek turtle i have to write this paper on martin luther king junior Go into the story by the end of the story. I've told this whole thing. I turned it in. I get a on the paper. That is the book right. So not only. Did my grandmother clap for me. When she sees me reading. And saying that. I you know had a love. For words you should go to market a garden classes with me and sit in a walk me home and then when i began talking she would call me radio or lawnmower. She said because. I've talked so much if you call me that. And that was a foreshadowing in itself. Right i mean of me getting a on the paper. Maybe the paper was the black album. Right me. Being able to use my words for the upliftment of myself in marginalized communities in it was really just kind of like thinking about this is a power device and words in education literature a are powered by
Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground
"Okay lena to understand. What is happening at this alabama warehouse. I'm guessing we should start by looking at some history. Yes and i spoke to just the person for that. Monday is gym specially and i'm a voca auditor for mercedes benz. Us international. We do audits on vehicles. After they're built jim as a very unique perspective on the union voted amazon because his mercedes plant. That was the epicenter of the last time. A super high profile labor battle played out in the state of alabama. And it makes sense that we'd be talking about auto plants because of course. A lot of foreign automakers have been opening factories in the south for decades. Now alex since the nineties yes they brought a lot of new jobs and jim you know he loves his job but he has a pretty glum view of why these foreign car companies came to the south in the first place the coming here because of the fact that there is not a fear of unions. You know they're saying we're just not educated. You know country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care a lot of this stems from to work laws and all this other states which say that each worker can choose not to pay union dues still. The auto industry is historically pretty unionized. So the big auto union. The united auto workers decided to go after these new southern factories prompting intense anti union campaigns all labor experts. I talked to about unionization in alabama. Brought up this period of time. Like michael innes jimenez from the university of alabama the board that i'll never forget. Do you want tuscaloosa to be the next detroit. Let's throw race in there too. Obviously but seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming the unions and then something incredible happened. workers at volkswagen in. Tennessee voted against the union and vw was the one company that actually wanted a union. It was the governor and republican lawmakers who fought against it from the air things just unraveled nissan workers in mississippi also rejected. The union at jim spits lease mercedes. Plant in alabama. Uaw didn't even petition for a vote. What it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in twenty five years on three attempts so this sets the stage for where we are. Now this is. Why alina been asking you. How alabama became the first state to potentially have a unionized amazon warehouse. Right that's why so many people find it surprising. But i actually think that could be one of the three main reasons why this warehouse got to a union votes. So quickly we know amazon has stamped out union attempts and other places perhaps. The company also wasn't expecting such aggressive organizing in alabama compared to more traditionally Activist places. That's factor number. One are the other two to others are about the time and the place. Then let's start with a time. This is one of the things. I heard from the union. That's helping organize amazon workers in bessemer. The unions called the retail wholesale and department store union. And it's president. Stuart applebaum pointed out that this warehouse is only about a year old so it opened right as the pandemic started. I believe that the pandemic opened a lot of people is they understand now that they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. I also think that people had expectations when they came in that were not being realized. Amazon has been raking in profits during the pandemic which workers often bring up and also amazon went on a massive hiring spree and this by the way is often when workers ended up gaining some more power which is when they know that the employer needs more workers. The retail union folks say the best. My warehouse workers reached out to them quietly in the summer. They were describing grueling productivity quotas. They wanted to have more say in how they work. How they get disciplined. How they get fired. The union then mobilized support system of other folks from the region who are already unionized particularly workers from poultry plants. Okay and that brings us to your third factor alina. Which is the place right exactly. Professor michael innes jimenez pointed out something notable about alabama on that few people might realize if you follow the border and the coastline between california and maryland. alabama has the highest unionization rate for every state between california maryland. and then throw in tennessee. Also it's a pretty low rate. Only about eight percent of alabama workers are union members which is lower than the national average. But it is higher than all other southern states. And then you've got the specific location of the amazon warehouse which has bessemer. It's a working class. Suburb of birmingham. It's got early roots. In steel and mining and unionized labor. And another thing about bessemer is that it's a community that's predominantly black and the amazon unionization campaign is evoking social justice themes focusing a lot on respect in the workplace and of course this is all happening on the heels of the black lives matter protests. Yes exactly but the union also presented as part of its history. Its members marched with martin luther king junior in the sixties the union president talks about how in the south labor and civil rights battles have always been intertwined and so alina people think that all of these things at the time the place the context will end up making a difference and give alabama. The nation's first unionized amazon warehouse. the union. certainly hope so folks there told me more than half of the workers at the bessemer warehouse signed petitions for union shop. So they think this could be it of course amazon for its part has led a big anti-union campaign. They've got required meetings where workers were told. How union dues our waste of money. How great these jobs are already with all the benefits and the starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour and for context. The minimum wage in alabama is also the federal minimum wage which is seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour which makes amazon starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour. More than double the alabama minimum. That is actually a big point four. Jim spits lee over the mercedes benz plant as he's watching this big amazon union. Vote play out it'll send a nami ripple but it's going to send one. It's going to let people know that. Hey even people fifteen dollars an hour. Seventeen dollars an hour can have union in their workplace. Bessemer warehouse workers will be voting by mail through the end of march. If this votes exceeds at an anti union place like amazon in alabama. This could turn a whole new page for both the
Ibram X. Kendi And Keisha N. Blain On The 400-year story Of Black people In America
"Professor planes. You've got the top box. I'm going to start with you. This is a different kind of history book right. It's a history book where some of the ninety writers aren't even historians collectively who are the writers. And why are their voices so important so we asked an array of writers to contribute to the volume. And as you point out so many of them are not professional Journalists to contribute we asked philosophers to contribute We asked creative writers to contribute as well as poets end. What we wanted to do was really grapple with four hundred years of history. And not you know. We really didn't want it to feel like a typical a history book. I and of course asking ninety historians Would have i think a taken away from the the sort of you know tone that we were trying to set which was bringing together a diverse community which met people coming to the history writing about the history from their own experiences but also from their unique trainings whether in the field of journalism are in the field of law and so it was important for us to create something new something special something original and that meant bringing in writers from a wide array of backgrounds. Professor professor blaine just talked about the fact that you have poets in the book and you write quote sometimes. History is best captured by poets out. Some more there's anything. I've learned in my time writing history. That is that it's deeply complex. Variegated story that in many ways. We have to imagine things that we don't have a speculate on on on decisions that we don't have a specific for that we have to stretch archive especially when writing on on people's particularly working class. Americans certainly working cost black folks who haven't left an archive who haven't left on speeches and and necessarily written records and so you know. Poets have the capacity to really show the depth and complexity and the imagination and creativity of humanity. And and so when we when that comes to bear on history. And i think they were really able at the end of each section to really flush out and contextualized. You know forty years. When i was in school. Professor blaine We're going way back like the nineteen seventies nineteen eighties black history The way we're talking about today just wasn't taught. Slavery was a chapter and not exactly told honestly the accomplishments of black americans were diminished if they were even acknowledged so has anything changed since the seventies in the eighty s. What needs to change. So i think some things have changed You know when you look at how history textbooks written. We're certainly at a place where the textbooks that are produced today or even in the last ten years i think are better than the ones that were a public. Maybe twenty years ago does not mean that we still don't have work to do. In fact we have a lot of work to do. Especially i think in the last two or three years. We've been talking about textbooks in places states like texas for example where they're still a debate about how you talk about the civil war and how you talk about slavery and like you. I certainly encounter textbooks. That didn't really flesh out are the nuances. You know an even the trauma of of the the experience of slavery in often times a glossed over eight or or perhaps had a little box to focus on martin luther king junior but other than that not really center a historical figures i and so a lot has changed in part of that. Change is directly tied. I think to the work of a professional historians. We've been working very hard odd to excavate the history in in in order to help people better write about the history. I in a way that reflects the richness than the complexity and diversity of the black experience but particularly in a way that centers black agency which is key that black voices appear. That black ideas appear in. These textbooks are still some work to do. But i think we're making progress. I think four hundred souls is certainly the kind of texts that would help us move forward in that direction.
How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
A Safety Net for America
"There's a popular martin. Luther king junior quote that lays bare the false promise of the american dream. He said it's all right to tell a man to lift himself up by his bootstraps. But it is cruel just to say to a bootlace man the oughta lift himself up by his own bootstraps now because it was martin luther king junior's birthday recently because we the people seem to have finally elected policymakers who care that are growing inequality is quite literally killing. Many of us thought it prudent to talk about safety nets for boot lewis americans. A safety net traditionally provides a margin of protection against the fluctuations of everyday life the highs and lows it allows for room for error. It helps you endure and designed purposely. It lets you succeed. Safety nets come in a variety of literal and figurative flavors artist. We're talking about actual rope. You can fly higher knowing you won't die if you slip. If you're an investor. A percentage of capital that remains fluid in cash or bonds. So you can make other bets on crazy biotech companies. Or i guess game stop is what we're doing this week if you're doomsday prepar. Who's pretty convinced. It's the end times but safety net might be an underground bunker in your backyard packed with ken. Paris and dynamite. They'll safety nets are complicated. Systemic concept but the first principles are easy to understand if millions of americans are hungry without water without health insurance and healthcare without childcare without wages. Whatever we're doing is working and because we live in a interconnected society not a spaceship made for one. The unequal distribution of safety nets actually affects everyone as america continues along in a quote unquote k shaped recovery or enormous wealth gap continues to grow. Thus many americans haven't had to think about a proper. Can i buy food this week. Safety net for some time now while others are further away from one than ever before white people are for the most part born with a safety net. The color of their skin. This simple unearned. Genetic inheritance provides a set of boots enabling most white people to simultaneously feel protected from sudden life changes and to take risks and embrace opportunities all relative but why people like me and stuff away a bunch of cash and then take advantage of opportunities like nonexistent interest rates and skyrocketing market values to remortgage houses and by tesla or bitcoin because the goal is growth through compounding interest. Not figuring out how to pick up free school lunches during your twelve hour onsite during a pandemic in a world that is more volatile than ever with list of externalities that includes invisible novel viruses in your living room and workplace and actual oceans. Making their way into your kitchen. It's more important than ever that we think through what it means for everyone to have a safety net as morgan hausa. We'll tell you a functionable. Reliable margin of safety means not having to sell your stocks and interrupt compounding interest when shit hits the fan and compound interest is incredible. It's everywhere for example. The ice age didn't happen because it suddenly got super cold outside. It happened because the summers were gradually and consistently more tepid. And the ice just eventually didn't melt but compound interest goes both ways. I mean look at the climate crisis or the continued state of black housing landownership food. College debt and education positive compound interest means not having to choose between food and rent. You don't even have to think about that when you don't have to worry about and food you can do so much more. It means building an infrastructure and culture of wellness and prevention. Not just going to the emergency room with no idea why your chest hurts because and this is vital to understand. It's not usually the suddenly sick person paying that bill. Ambulance rides and emergency room. Visits that are unable to be paid for by. The patient are often paid for by the hospital with something called charity. Care and that's subsidized by state grants basically your tax dollars of course sixty percent of the time. That sick person isn't white and this is the system. We've designed person doesn't have a safety net. A safety net means paying wages that allow for less congested three generation living conditions that viruses can't thrive in that allow for healthy plant based foods and building a strong microbiome that allow for not living next to fucking fossil fuel facilities and uncapped wells. So kids can grow and learn and breathe and you'd be amazed at what kids can do when they can grow and learn and breathe. I means paid sick. Leave for the days. You just can't do it whether you're suffering physically or mentally so you can do your best work on the other days. A safety net is paid parental leave for welcoming child into your family. It's childcare once you go back to work in preschool. After that for your mental health for your performance at work for your child's future it means giving every american child a few thousand bucks every year starting at birth to be spent indoor invested however. The parents see fit for food now and for turning on that fiscal compound interest for the rest of their lives. We can do better. We can make sure people land on their feet and that the entire society benefits society that decides that safety net's of every kind should be universal. We'll find her citizens able to reach further and faster and will suffer for less when faced with a pandemic. your challenge is to consider the safety nets available to you today and to manifest ways. You can extend those to your business in your community to lift all boats a bunch of guys longtime ago said the life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable. But i'll tell you this. Hungry person has no liberty no freedom no safety net to millions of americans have no liberty to speak of martin. Luther king talked about that in washington to paraphrase here. He said ever since the founding fathers of our nation dreamed this dream. America has been something of a schizophrenic personality on the one hand we have proudly professed the noble principles of democracy life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But on the other hand. We have sadly practiced the very antithesis of those principles. Now more than ever before. America is challenged to realize it's noble dream for the sheep of the world. Today does not permit us the luxury of an anemic democracy. Our hours late and the clock of destiny is ticking out. We can't expect people to solve existential crises like climate change and they can keep their water turned on. So i asked today look to your own safety nets and find ways to extend them to your neighbors
Amanda Gorman's books jump to bestsellers after inaugural poem
"The dawn is hours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered in witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished we the successors of a country and the time were a skinny black girl. Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one that was amanda gorman the inaugural youth poet lawyer it reading from her poem. At the hill we climb which she read at joe biden's inauguration alexandra alter profiled gorman and interviewed her joining us now to talk a little bit more about that hey alexandra hey pamela so this was a really exciting week in washington but i most loved about the news events. This week was that a poet was the breakout star of the inauguration ceremony on wednesday. Amanda gorman was the youngest inaugural poet and us history. She joins a very elite class of poets. Only been a handful of poets who have performed it including robert frost my ngelo elizabeth richard blanco. So she really brought a lot to this performance. And when i spoke to her what was really interesting to me was. She felt enormous pressure. Not just because of the size of the audience she was going to be addressing. Tens of millions of people potentially watching the events at home but because of the state of the country she felt real responsibility to present a poem that reflected joe biden's inaugural theme of america united and. She said they didn't give her any specific guidelines but they said that's the three million inauguration but she also really wanted to address. What has happened recently in the country. Particularly the partisan divisions that we've seen the political violence the effects of the pandemic. It's a really dark moment. And so she was kind of trying to counter johnston to forces the potential for unity. But also these deep divisions that we're seeing in the country now so interestingly. She was really struggling with the poem. The inaugural committee reached out to her late december. She had a few weeks to work on it and was kind of she said it's like it felt like climbing a mountain would do a few versus a day and then on january six. We all watched across the country as the unfolded at the capital. There was the insurrection. There and rioters stormed the capital. And amanda gorman at that point had written about half of her poem and she stayed up late into the night and finished it because she just felt this urgency. And so you're there are verses in the poem that reflect what we saw that day the other thing that she said that was interesting about how she prepared to write it was. She said she always starts with historical research so she studied speeches from leaders who really brought their countries together. In times of crisis she looked at speeches by winston. Churchill abraham lincoln martin luther king junior and she listened to music that inspired her including the musical hamilton. There are a couple of hamilton references within the poem. That some people caught including lin-manuel miranda who was very appreciative of her poetry. So it's been incredible to see their response to her work after she gave this really kind of inspiring performance her books. She has two books coming out this year. Actually three because they're releasing the poem she wrote as a standalone and she has now the number one and number two books on amazon and this is a poet who is twenty two years old and she's preparing to publish her debut collection. This fall so she's gone incredibly quickly from somebody who had following and was pretty well known in the poetry world to kind of national literary star and one other thing that i loved about her performance and her approach to it which she talked about how she felt like she was representing not just her own words but representing poetry itself representing american poetry and y you know it was important to have poetry part of the ceremony. She said when. I spoke to her now more than ever. The united states needs an inaugural poem. Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on the future that we stand for so i thought it was lovely that she felt that she was standing up in front of the capital. Two weeks after the insurrection took place kind of representing poetry as a form that can unite the country.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
"Twenty two year old Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to speak at a presidential inauguration the title of Gorman's poem the hill we climb she referenced the violence at the capitol we've seen a force that would shatter a nation rather than share it would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy Gorman had said she wanted to combine a message of hope for the Biden presidency without ignoring the evidence of discord and division even as we grieve we grew that even as we hurt we hopes that even as we tired we tried that will forever be tied together victorious Gorman echo the words of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther king junior and referenced everything from biblical scripture to Hamilton well we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us said Donahue Washington
‘The Embrace’: Boston Looks Ahead To MLK Memorial As Monuments Come Down Across US
"Push to get a memorial to Dr King here in Boston, as well as to his wife, Coretta Scott King in the city where they met is finally moving forward. After years of planning, a memorial in Boston is edging closer to becoming reality. The statue called the Embrace will honor Dr King and his wife, Coretta Scott, where the couple met and study together. Back in the 19 fifties work on the $9.5 Million.22 foot high bronze sculpture showing four arms embracing his ex Actually to begin in March. It will be installed on Boston common near the site of a 1965 rally and March, led by Martin Luther King Junior who would have turned 92 years old on Friday.
When the FBI Spied on Martin Luther King Jr.
"A new documentary out today called. Mlk fbi which traces the ways in which the fbi was surveilling. Martin luther king junior towards the end of his life as well as other black activists in an attempt to tamp down the civil rights movements directed by legendary filmmaker sam pollard. This documentary is based on a nineteen eighty one book by historian david garrow as well as documents released by the national archives in two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen quoting the atlantic. Mlk fbi arrows attempts to stifle the civil rights movement through coordinated efforts to spy on king with the hope of discrediting his righteous public image with king as with many black activists since the beginning of the twentieth century. The fbi surveillance wasn't an isolated obsession. It was part of a long running effort to keep black americans from acquiring institutional power. Pohlad told me the film traces. Exactly how the surveillance of king started how it was conducted and the effects it had on his life end quote using tons of archival footage and interviews with firsthand witnesses. The film illustrates how. Fbi's surveillance of black americans began as part of fbi director. Jaeger hoover's obsession with rooting out. Communism believing black people to be more susceptible to political manipulation as their efforts became more focused specifically on martin luther king junior and his growing influence. The fbi sought to expose his extramarital affairs as a way of discrediting him to the public and his followers but director sample are noted to npr's fresh air quote would hoover didn't bank on was back in the sixties. The press did not take the bait. They didn't reveal the personal lives of these public figures. They didn't do with john kennedy. They didn't do with others and they didn't do it. With dr king and quotes and while this documentary serves as a needed reminder. That martin luther king junior was not universally revered in his time there could be wearing that paints too negative a picture of him by including personal details like the affairs he had producer. Benjamin heddon said a our approach however quote he wouldn't be d- mythology someone he would simply be portraying him with responsibility and sympathy the way he would subject in his documentaries who was not known to the wider public and quotes and hannah georgia's said in the atlantic quote. Mlk fbi offers an important corrective to prevailing myths about king and his principles of nonviolent resistance. Which were not in fact. Widely embraced as my colleague. Van newkirk wrote in two thousand eighteen hostility toward the civil rights. Movement turned into a cherry. Pick celebration of the revolutions victories over segregation in over easily caricatured gap toothed bigots in the south and quotes and continuing georgia's. The reality was that opposition to king into the racial progress. He symbolized was restricted by region or by political affiliation diplomats and republicans alike had turned against king by his later years especially after he voiced objection to the vietnam war. It's impossible to separate the fbi's decades long commitment to tracking black activists from its relative failure to address the credible threats posed by white nationalists including those that surfaced with last week's deadly attack on the capital the fbi surveilling king and using dubious reasoning to do so isn't altogether shocking for much of the country's history sabotaging black rebellion by any means necessary has been integral to preserving white political power. The new and still contested development is finally accepting black people as active participants in american democracy and quotes.
King honored at Boston University, his alma mater
"Remembering Martin Luther king junior who once said darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that Margaret Wong is the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and on this MLK day she reflected on the uprising at the capitol less than two weeks ago he pointed out that he does not drive out hate only love can do that and it can be very hard to hate those urges to love those who hate you but it is more important than ever that we understand what Dr but he also important to help the poor Martin Luther king led the fight against poverty and we need to restore that and one and stuff but I didn't administration is a start but we have to commit ourselves to enabling their efforts to be felt and doing what we can in our communities to help one another I'm shelling out there
Indiana Attorneys Offer Free Legal Counsel as Tribute to Dr. King
"In the spirit of martin luther king junior's messages of equality and justice indiana's legal community is offering free legal counsel today to those in need kelsey kotnik with the indiana state bar association. There's so many hoosiers who are needing help because of the pandemic has just made everything worse for so many people and the entire indian illegal system has kind of come together to make sure that hoosiers can get the legal help that they need. But there's such a demand. The indiana bar has hosted. Its talk to a lawyer today. Program for nearly twenty years. As an annual tribute to dr
Free Legal Help for the Public on MLK Day 2021
"And in the spirit of martin luther king junior's messages of equality and justice indiana's legal community is offering free legal counsel today to those in need. Kelsey company is with the indiana state bar association. There's so many hoosiers who are needing help because of this pandemic has just made everything worse for so many people and the entire indiana legal system has kind of come together to make sure that hoosiers can get the legal help that they need. But there's such a demand. The indiana bar has hosted. Its talk to a lawyer today. Program for delete twenty years as an annual tribute to dr
Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals
"Twin wins in the Senate and presidency thrill religious liberals Reverend and senator elect Raphael Warnock shares more than a party with president elect Joe Biden both Democrats made faith a central part of their political identity on the campaign trail and their victories are emboldening religious liberals Warnock leaves the Atlanta church with the Reverend Martin Luther king junior once preached this self identification as a pro choice pastor angered conservatives but Warnock's win in a state that Biden turned blue for the first time since nineteen ninety two as religious progressives hopeful the Democrats will keep broadening their outreach to voters of faith I Walter Ratliff
Report: Federal execution numbers top states' for 1st time
"A newly released report says the U. S. government for the first time is carried out more executions in a year than all states that still conduct executions the report by the death penalty information center says under the trump administration there were ten executions compared to seven by all the states combined many put them on hold because of the corona virus last year states carried out twenty two well the federal government had paused executions for the past seventeen years the center's director Robert Dunham has criticized the way states and the federal government carry out the death penalty singling out problems with racial bias and secrecy the last federal execution is scheduled for January fifteenth Martin Luther king junior's birthday the policy is expected to change when president elect Biden takes office I'm Julie Walker
Loeffler, Warnock face off in heated debate
"Be held in georgia tonight ahead of the runoff election. Next month that will decide who leads the us senate but georgia public broadcasting stephen fowler reports not all of the candidates are participating appointed republican senator. Kelly leffler will debate raphael warnock a black baptist pastor who heads up the same church where martin luther king junior preached they face off to fill the final two years of johnny isaac since term after. He resigned last year for health reasons. The first debate will feature democrat jon ossoff and an empty lectern representing republican. Senator david purdue who declined to attend. Purdue canceled another debate just before the november third election. so he could appear at a rally with president trump for npr news. i'm stephen fowler and atlanta and
Here's Why The Georgia Runoff Matters
"We are here to talk about the fact that georgia also is the site where control over. The senate will be decided in january. It all came down to this. We were hoping maybe it wouldn't but here we are Tell us just give us a refresher on. What exactly is happening here with these two. Run off raises. Why are georgians going to be voting in january of months. Yes so we had two senate seats up for election in november in georgia. Has this law where you have to win. Fifty percent plus one vote in order to win outright to avoid a runoff On our regularly scheduled senate race between republican incumbent david purdue and democratic candidate john off. It was a really tight race. But there was a libertarian and so ultimately neither of them one more than fifty percent so they're forced into a runoff and then we have our special election which was pretty much assumed to go into a run-off because there were twenty one candidates on the ballot and in fact that is what happened and we have republican incumbent. Senator kelly leffler who was appointed about a year ago defending her seat against democratic nominee raphael. Warnock who's a pastor of martin. Luther king junior's church in atlanta. And before we come back to these two races and what's going on in georgia kelsey. I feel like we cannot understate important. These outcomes are to what happens the next two years in washington. Yeah so democrats have a. What is shaping up to be an extremely narrow majority in the house and they are looking to control the senate with these two races. The this is what changes the balance of power in the senate and the bounce power in the senate is important regardless of the house because it has a lot to do with approving judges and nominees and the relationship between the senate and the white house has one that's really important particularly in the first one hundred days of an administration. One of the things that is also really really interesting about this is that these runoff elections are happening. After the first day that congress comes into session. We know that the end of the month is when the inauguration happens but congress comes into session at the beginning of the month and the senate will not even be able to organize until these are settled. So this leaves washington in kind of a frozen state until georgia has it say and kelsey. Even though best case scenario democrats would be fifty fifty. Is it's worth just just repeating again. That with the majority that vice presidential boat would give democrats that means chuck schumer and not mitch. Mcconnell would decide everything that comes up for a vote or not on the senate floor. Yeah the majority party has a lot of control in the senate. There are a lot of arguments about minority rights in the senate. And what what you know. What the minority party should be able to do That part of why we have a conversation about the filibuster. It is an opportunity for the minority party to kind of slow things down but the majority leader controls what goes on the floor. The majority leader decides whether or not a nominee comes to the floor. There is a lot of power in that. there's also a lot of power and being the majority party at the head of committees committees. That can you know. Send subpoenas or can work on tax laws or you know. They're the list of things that committee chairs can do is extremely long and something that often gets lost in the conversation because people think oh. Well you know. It's just a committee right. They're not. It's not a vote at the full level of the senate but there's a lot of policy that gets made at that committee level.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Day Martin Luther king junior day but Memorial Day president stay escaped over presidents day presidents day Memorial Day which is where you honor people who have died in war not who served but who have died in war independence day of course Labor Day Columbus day is still a federal holiday although some people call it indigenous peoples day because they don't like Christopher Columbus then we get to veterans day then that's anyone who served in the military thanksgiving and then Christmas so what that'll they're the one giving shoes three four five six seven eight nine ten days total during the year all right today it's also based on how you can leverage often when I cation yeah well a bit into which one do you swap out that Labor Day is traditionally people need Labor Day because by golly that is the official you know end of summer okay so there's a there's a reason why we have Labor Day there's a reason why we have a Memorial Day but there's also kind of just the seasonal reasons why we we have those days so Labor Day may read but I but I tell you right now where they're gonna go I know where they're gonna go to they're gonna go after a Christmas and thanksgiving I thought you said they're gonna go out the president's day no no no they would don't know the folks that are are are out there and in arguing which day do you get rid of their gonna eat immediately say you gotta get rid of Christmas and thanksgiving because both are politically incorrect that's what they're gonna say of course the people will say that you and I might look at these days and say you know why do we honor presidents are public servants you know look let's get rid of that we are you know our founders with July fourth let's get rid of the president's day I'd be okay with that I DO presence on there and I mean for that frankly Lincoln Lincoln's birthday and the role he played in the end of the.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WTOP
"And Martin Luther king junior Avenue southeast to shut down for a weekend long works on Ian Crawford WTOP traffic it's a cool day for our Saturday started off with showers this morning we should be drying out this afternoon by lunch time we will see mostly dry conditions and the sun starts to peak out for the afternoon hours it's going to be blustery today winds coming in out of the northwest making it feel cooler than our actual air temperatures will be in the mid to upper fifties this afternoon mild tomorrow in the mid to upper sixties after a cold start on Sunday that's because temperatures are dropping down close to freezing if not freezing to the west there's a freeze watch in effect tonight for the Shenandoah Valley most of us in the mid to upper thirties overnights and as I mentioned tomorrow it's a mild afternoon with a light breeze Monday low sixties with a chance of showers in the morning trying out for the afternoon Tuesday should be mostly dry with a bit warmer temperatures in the upper sixties I'm storm team four meteorologist reimbursement so this morning we have temperatures in the upper forties it's forty eight degrees outside WTOP studios at five fifty now to the latest news on the corona virus worldwide the outbreak has infected more than two million and killed more than one hundred fifty four thousand in the US there are more than seven hundred thousand cases with thirty seven thousand deaths Maryland governor Larry Hogan Virginia governor Ralph Northam and DC mayor Muriel Bowser spoke in a conference call yesterday they discussed coordinating virus response efforts public schools in Maryland are going to stay closed through at least may fifteenth DC public school buildings and public charter schools will stay closed for the rest of the school year and students will continue virtual classes through may twenty nine and they're Mariel Bowser will use the DC convention center for overflow patient care if you're out of work during the pandemic don't waste water because that can waste your money a few simple changes can have an impact on your monthly utility bill this seems obvious but consider skipping the bath for a more water efficient.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WTOP
"For Martin Luther king junior highway getting rather works on in a common Tuesday right now as of late doing so with very little delay red China WTF traffic Monday we are looking sunny today temperatures are going to be in the upper sixties close to seventy for some so it is putting out to be a beautiful day now it'll be a bit gusty as we head through the afternoon and evening but when should die down overnight now for your Tuesday high temperatures are anticipated to reach the upper fifties near sixty what Tuesday brings with it a lot more clouds and even a rain chance later on in the day I'm searching for meteorologists Samara Theodore right now it's fifty three degrees in downtown Washington fifty four in Alexandria and fifty three in Frederick it's also fifty four degrees in love played a brought to you by new look home design through March thirty first you'll save sixty percent on all roofing material it's twelve twenty here's the latest in the corona virus outbreak DC announced four additional deaths from the corona virus in fifty nine new cases Arlington county is reporting its first two deaths related to corona virus a seventy two year old with underlying medical conditions and a sixty year old with a chronic medical condition Howard County is also reporting its first two deaths a ninety year old man and a seventy five year old man both with underlying health conditions they are now nearly twenty five hundred cases of covert nineteen in Maryland Virginia and DC Maryland governor Larry Hogan said on fox news Sunday with Chris Wallace that his state's biggest problem is a lack of equipment.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For Martin Luther king junior ascended to there was a nineteen year old poet living here in Harlem name Lexden Hughes and he wrote about climbing the stair case filled with splinters in tax decades before doctor king dare to dream like some Hughes wrote about a dream deferred king was inspired by Langston Hughes but the strategic came up the public distance from Langston Hughes the accused communist sympathizer a label that could have a negative impact on the larger movement privately these men admired one another Langston dedicated songs and poetry to doctor king Dr king reside at length since poetry in public they took a private jet to Nigeria together in nineteen sixty and in nineteen sixty six lex and wrote a poem called demonstration upset that poem to music by Beethoven abroad for you all here today you'll want to hear it yeah this is Kyle Walker did you ever walk into a bar holds with the water turned up full blast did you ever walk towards police gun that might be your last did you ever stand in the face of snarling doll and not move as the dogs K. did you ever feel tear gas bar Hey good night your Tong when the waters of rainbow hues your those guns are no longer aimed at you on when the cops get the gel your a doll when the police dog wag their tail your doll when the tear gas canisters of dry your Tong when you all star in the sky gong the out of your you have the key to all George all.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Dr Martin Luther king junior day as today observing the birthday of the civil rights leader his actual birthday is January fifteenth in nineteen eighty three legislation was passed that made the third Monday in January a federal holiday in his honor marches parades and service of events are planned across the country today in remembrance Tanya drive hours fox news today is also the day for what's expected to be a very well attended gun rights rally in Richmond Virginia and that's where the legislature is planning on enacting new gun laws more with fox is Evan brown Virginia governor Ralph north on last week ordered an emergency ban on firearms around the Commonwealth capitol grounds in Richmond in advance of today's lobby day organized by the Virginia citizens defense league the governor claims police learned of other groups some from out of state intending to bring firearms and use them to legally north and claims he doesn't want a repeat of the Malay in Charlottesville in twenty seventeen of deadly disturbance and what your car was used as a deadly weapon Virginia's newly elected democratic lawmakers plan to add new gun restrictions despite widespread dislike of the idea Evan brown fox news a top Japanese lawmaker becomes the country's first government minister to take paternity leave more from fox's Simon and going to doesn't always used to teach Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Klay ceilings and outs in the first of his first child days after saying he will become Japan's first cabinet minister to take a paternity leave it's still rare Japan for new dads to take time off of this really quick urinal still go to your music off today in a New York times the file because you've been noticing his announcement was widely exported overseas including in the US and saying he hopes for the future such a decision will be the norm rather than news he says he's taking two weeks off so I'm in LA fox news president trump heading to Switzerland today to attend a global economic forum you're all set with the news of the day coming up next.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Martin Luther king junior were alive today and you said Hey yeah now the definition of racism is that if a white person criticizes a black politician that's racism I have a feeling but it started laughing because it sells laughable it sounds ridiculous we have examples of actual real racism in this country that hard to find we have horrible stories about white redneck idiots walking in the black churches in killing people because of their color we have real racism now we're going to we're going to dumb down that word so much debt that people believe that criticizing a politician thank doesn't matter what it is anything at all what is a black politician said you know what I am so pro choice then I'm gonna give mothers six months after birth to decide if they want to get rid of that pregnancy if it turns out to be too hard and it turns out to be too difficult and it's too traumatic for them emotionally then they should be able to go ahead and kill that baby up until the age of six months old am I right then if I criticize that I'm now a racist in the minds of thirty percent of Democrats and sixteen percent of Republicans and independents that's that's absolutely nuts Hey Sean your gateway newsradio yes I would die in the the comment about you being the races when you talk about obamacare I for a long time a thought we need to stop referring to it as a bomb the care and start referring to it as the democratically voted affordable Care Act we need to tired to every Democrat and not the one Democrat yeah I wanna be yours noble they stop cold bomb appeared the stupid name and I'm a Republican it's his signature and I mean that's it it doesn't matter that you want to call it something different or you don't like that name that's the shorthand there's been adopted by society at this point we can argue about it and say it's a dumb name it doesn't really do it justice or it doesn't give it enough in for me and you have a point there but there's you're not gonna get back in and change the common vernacular that's like asking everybody to refer to a Q. tip is a cotton swab nobody does it nobody's going to do it what it's a move that will bring a little bit of stability and for public discourse and we lack that so I obamacare is somehow the the the key issue when it comes to civility in politics you gotta start somewhere man because where we are right now is disgraceful I agree with the person on the I hundred percent I agree with you wholeheartedly but I don't necessarily think that calling obamacare obamacare is a pejorative in an of itself I mean that's like a call in a bomb I care well at all state we could start referring to the press the United States the president trump well what we did with Obama and bush you know it's it's your ability that we lack any you lack it on the radio and the most people in the news media it's just that however we've gotten into you're the only one I don't disagree that there's a significant lack of stability but I genuinely feel like you probably get more of it on this show than any any other talk show out there that's talking about politics I think you're you're better than most don't get me wrong I'm not I'm not saying you're only criticizing you I'm just saying all of us need to refer to the president I stayed quiet title and last name well I was raised in the sticks you're you're conflating things you're you're conflating two things I mean there's the shorthand that newspapers use because writing out president Obama when you have nine hundred words to write a column is is unnecessarily wordy I am not here think things happened language changes and Charles original still be up it to work or a yeah two o'clock to talk about it is we can come in and do the news that what's on your mind we're gonna hear from Broncos head coach Vic GM yes it is it's talking about no telling you right now okay Vic and got a face crap I can't remember his last name it just went right out of my head because fed you go there so close together and the alphabet I saved you you're fine I appreciate it you're welcome rolling over me on the bus those those tire tracks hurt one thirty right here Kaylee newsradio eight fifty A. M. ninety four one FM motors eastern got another group you get industry leading expressed buying options now as to make your payment lock them in from home and.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on KOMO
"We honor the legacy of Martin Luther King junior a local historian looks back on a visit. He made to the north west in nineteen sixty three. Ryan Harris tells us why she says that visit to Seattle wasn't easy for Dr king. Most of the African American history pieces now up on history. Links website were written by Mary Henry says when she and her family came to Seattle from Tennessee in one thousand nine hundred fifty six they thought it would be wonderful. But she says she learned black people faced many of the same restrictions like segregated schools. Housing was the problem so was employment and that was before the real push for civil rights. It was in nineteen sixty eight when he was murdered. That's Yadel got open housing. Thanks to send Smith. Sam. Smith was Seattle's first African American councilman who Henry says helped push changes to improve the lives of black Seattle lights. Henry says in November of nineteen sixty one. Dr king was invited here by his classmate Reverend Samuel McKinney and was supposed to speak at the first Presbyterian church when he came they decided. That he was too controversial. So they had to find immediately someplace else for him to speak. Mount Zion was not large enough. So he spoke versus Washington tickle. Do Hirsch Garfield and the eagles auditorium. So he was able to speak to large numbers of people that you w speech said to have been so packed police wouldn't let anyone else near it, man. The Garfield high speeds with lines that showed up in king's famous. I have a dream speech. Henry says his message while he was here. Martin Luther King stressed, the creative protest to break down racial, segregation and discrimination, and he called on president Kennedy to use the executive order to declare all segregation unconstitutional and Henry says king's inspiration from those speeches led to a decade of pressing for change in our area. As for how Seattle is doing in the fifty five years since Dr king's visit. Housing better schools were this segregated employment is better. But we still have a long way to go in Seattle. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. Blogger video of what led up to a widely reported incident where a group of teenagers look to be taunting native, American elder casts. More light on exactly what happened students from Covington Catholic high school in Kentucky have been at the center of the fewer ABC's aerial Russia for ports..
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"One. A cold day at the Martin Luther King junior memorial here in Washington DC, what some people filtering through one of the things open today on this holiday that honors the work of Dr king, particularly on his work on civil rights. We carry on a conversation on that work, particularly where it stands with race relations and other issues with two guests joining us here in our Washington DC studio, we are joined by Armstrong Williams radio TV talk show host and columnist also joined by Leonard Steinhorn, he's the co author of by the color of our skin illusion of integration. And the reality of race. Also teaches a pro American University. Both of you gentlemen, thanks for joining us this morning. So you told me that we were together a year ago to talk about this issue. Let me ask him. Let's do that. As a starting point. Where are we a year later on the issue of race? You know is. It's always a work in progress. I think what people are realizing is that none of us are group's. No matter what part of the world. We've come from the thing that unite us is getting to know each other learning each others values or virtues. I'm willing to bet you professor Steinhardt no matter how many issues he may have with the president United States if they were to sit in a roof or couple of hours, they will find much common ground, and that's what we need to do. I mean, we need to find the value in each other. It's the only way you're gonna find respect the country is so polarizing and it's not always about race. Sometimes it's about economics. Sometimes it's about the policies. People look at things different because we come into this world different. We have different experiences, but experiences makes this country who and what we are. And so as we get the new just like professors thrown Harley we were here a year ago. I really liked this guy we didn't necessarily agree on much, but I saw value in his perspective. And so I've had him on our show, and we created a dialogue, and this what we can't be afraid to get to know each other professors signed horn. Well, I sort of agreeing a lot of ways it's really important for people to humanize each other to get to know each other to understand and appreciate each other's human dignity and respect them that really was part of the core of Martin Luther King's message, which is to see people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. But at the same time, historically, people have been divided by groups slavery identified a group of people and enslave them. Segregation was about a group of people and segregated and dehumanize them. We've had laws in our country that have put people apart because of their groups. And so we have to look at the history of how people have been divided by groups particularly by race and understand the impact there, for example, today, there's such a wealth gap between white and black. If you have a bachelor's degree, and you are black. You have won six of the wealth of any white person. Okay. If you have a bachelor's degree in your black. You only have seventy percent of the way. Wealth of a white person without a bachelor's degree. That's because the history of how black people have been treated in this country. Why is that you look at housing, for example, which is one of the primary ways which people have been able to accumulate wealth between one thousand nine hundred thirty eight thousand nine hundred sixty to ninety eight percent of the mortgages in this country went to white people. What does that mean middle class neighborhoods? Get created businesses get attracted good jobs, come their housing prices. Go up people are able to accumulate wealth. When you don't have that. And you've been discriminated against by government policies, and redlining and other factors like that. You can't so come to the same starting line is everybody else you have to think both as individuals relating to each other in a human basis, but understand the history about how race as a group has divided responded. He's. It would be foolish. Fodder any of us to believe that you can immorally tomorrow, bankrupt way, enslaved people, treat them as chatter, and like animals and use the physical, mental and spiritual resources. Obviously it's going to give you an advantage throughout history. All of us must have whore. The stain and humiliation of America. Slavery and dangerous. Segregation, and racism and bigotry. While I wholeheartedly embrace professor Steinhorn, and how this play a role policies lead to involve government needs to involve because why is it that in two thousand nineteen we're talking about of the same issues. You know, sometimes helping people you may have the best intentions, but it can be very detrimental. What we're willing to do is look at our policies like the great society programs and look at what exactly work and what hasn't worked and what has benefited people we've learned that. When you get people to dignity respect when they earn their way in life. You put these kinds of systems in place where people can settle now. Most people don't want a government, and they wanna be able to take care of their families and government policies are not always in the best interest of those who are poor and on the bottom rung, Atlanta. And it's not and you cannot emphasize blame everything on race. While is it an issue individual striving sacrifice work ethic disciplined. Yes. There are various that will challenge you, and it's always in society. But you gotta get a good education. You've got to become literate. You've got to learn how to read you've got gotta make. Sacrifices. You've got to change the education system. There's something in our system. It's not working. There's no reason why in two thousand nineteen a kid can come through high school and graduate literate, and yes, there's an economic gap and that economic get wine, but you got to talk about financial literacy, you don't even talk about financial literacy and teaching kids how to balance a checkbook, and how not to be exploited by banks, and he's financial institutions, and I saw a piece in the New York Times recently where why is it that government and private industry exploit the poor will the anyone else because they believe they're ignorant. They can take advantage of them. And that's what they do. So why your points are absolutely on point? You cannot take away individual responsibility accountability. And the fact that government policies these programs must have Bob. So they really empower people that you speak about the phone lines are open Twitter as open as well. If you want to give common or thoughts to this conversation that will take place for the next fifty minutes or so with our guest Armstrong Williams, the columnist radio talk. Show host and Leonard Steinhorn professor at American University. Professor Steiner and go ahead. Well, absolutely people have agency, but all of those people who had agency to get their bachelor's degree and find that they have less wealth than people who never earned their bachelor's degree. What society telling them, what are the structures in society that are preventing people of color from gaining those forms of equality from from with white people. So I agree that people have agency and people have to be able to do things for themselves. But let's also not look at what government does is what you phrases a handout. Okay. Because if it's a handout, then it's a handout to every single business that gets a tax expenditure. It's able to depreciate whatever it has its machinery, it's a hand out to people who have 4._0._1._K plans and are able to get tax advantages because of that, but we have our government priorities. And the question is it's easy to criticise priorities when they are targeted for people in poverty, but we have so many lobbyists here in Washington DC who actually used. Government to their advantages, and nobody calls that a handout they actually have high paid people in their nice leather shoes. Going to Capitol Hill every single day to be able to gain advantages for them. Poor people don't have that. They need a voice, they need a voice, and so much of what our problem is is really derived from history, and I'd like to quote James Baldwin on this because what he said about history, I think is very compelling, and he said history does not refer merely or even principally to the past. On the contrary. He said the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us are unconsciously controlled by many ways and history is literally present and all that we do history is present in all that we do we cannot erase the legacy of discrimination of segregation of enslavement of policies built into our society that favor certain groups of people over others and continue to do. So that continue to have an impact on people's lives every day. And when you're somebody who gets dressed. Off every day. You get your law degree, you go to work and somebody sees you as a file clerk rather than on top lawyer. That's the death by a thousand cuts discrimination built upon hundreds of years of history that do dehumanize people. It's not individuals all the time on then completely. It's on the rest of society. How we treat each other. And how we deal with the issues related to historic quick response. And then we'll take calls. My only point which he refused as wres- is that policies must involve where you really empowering and helping people and not harming them and keeping them in poverty and these evaporated David situations. I think President Obama and the Congressional Black caucus is a wonderful example to challenge what he's saying President Obama, someone extra minutes respectful and the Congressional Black caucus. We spent all this time and resource electing people to power because we said these people were in the seat of power if they were in the Senate, if they want a congress that they were in the legislative, my gut don't let them make up to the White House that lives of black people will change they would change these racist institutions, and it did not happen because it's much deeper when you try to say it's all about race. And segregation there's a structure there's a systemic structure that is in place and even with the president of the United States with a record number of members in the Congressional Black caucus not. Not much is changing. You ask yourself why it is much? There's a spiritual illness that we don't want to address. There's a there's an issue where people just cannot get out of poverty why? Because poverty is a political football for some people in this country. They use for elections. There's used the drive this wedge that you reason why you have these issues it's racism, so you need to vote for us, and we've got to stop using people for political gain and empower them in a way in L wise where it passes on for generations to come. Hold on your thought. I apologize only because I want to get a call in real quick. It's trite Michigan starting us off Democrats line, you're on with our guest, Jerry, go ahead. Good morning. Pedro ingests in greetings yet again from a very flows and snowy Motown. Before have two questions and a comment. If I could if you have time well. I like to ask both guests in these are pertaining both to about white people about the attitudes of white people. I you know, when white people talk about Martin Luther King..
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"This. Martin Luther King junior day, plenty of sunshine, a high around sixty five right now, mostly cloudy. Thirty seven degrees. Six thirty three NewsRadio twelve hundred w away. I between one hundred thousand and three hundred thousand people will participate in the city's annual Martin Luther King junior March billed as one of the largest in the country. It's a March not a parade and it begins at the freedom bridge and head straight west down MLK to Pittman Sullivan park. Today's event will also include a modern called action. Several groups will be carrying signs demanding the Woolworth building on St. not be demolished as part of the planned Alamo plaza renovation, the peaceful integration of the lunch counter in that Woolworth was a major moment in San Antonio's desegregation effort back in nineteen sixty Jim foresights NewsRadio. Twelve hundred w MLK day is in the top rank of holidays city and county offices will be closed Monday garbage will be collected. Tomorrow, Tuesday garbage will be collected Wednesday schools are closed. A stock market is quiet today and don't look for the mailman San Antonio police say a twenty one year old woman is in critical condition after she was shot as she wrote in a car on the north side. The driver of the car went to the Exxon at to eighty one in a coma where they call police officers found seven bullet holes in the vehicle so far no indication of who shot at them. Or why a suspect is under arrest after a pickup that was seen driving erratically up Callahan road near Babcock ran over and killed a pedestrian the pickup drivers sped away. But was founded about an hour later at an apartment complex on medical drive. Not too far away. The driver is charged with failure to stop and render aid. He's also being tested for possible. DWI a seventy year old man who was trying to walk across the darkened stretch of Babcock road away from a crosswalk was hit and killed by a passing SUV? The driver did not stop at a witness got the license plate and found the vehicle several blocks away, a west L MIR place police say the driver admitted. That he had hit someone. The incident remains under investigation with a partial government shutdown in its fifth week many of the federal workers not getting paid or filing for unemployment. But it's not working out for everybody federal workers deemed essential in working without pay are not eligible for unemployment benefits. DC mayor Muriel bowser says the Labor Department has turned down her request to allow more of the workers in Washington to collect they have to pay to.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Nine Martin Luther King junior was born in Atlanta, Georgia in nineteen fifty five. He helped organize the first major protests of the African American civil rights movement. He advocated civil disobedience and non violent resistance to segregation in the south, the peaceful protests. He led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but king and his followers persisted and the movement. Gained momentum in nineteen sixty four king became the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April. Fourth nineteen sixty eighth this week in nineteen sixty seven at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl one in this historic game. Played before a crowd of about sixty two thousand people Green Bay scored three touchdowns in the second half to defeat the chiefs thirty five to ten led by MVP quarterback. Bart. Starr for the win each member of the Packers collected fifteen thousand dollars the largest single game. Share in the history of team sports this week in one thousand nine hundred eighty one Ronald Reagan sworn in as the fortieth president of the United States. Reagan would win re election and served a total of eight years and survived an assassination attempt in one thousand nine hundred eighty one he passed away June fifth two thousand four and this week in two thousand nine GM oxen's off historic cars from its heritage collection. Some of the cars that were sold a nineteen Ninety-six Buick Blackhawk concept car for five hundred twenty two thousand dollars a sixty-nine Camaro z one coupe for three hundred nineteen thousand dollars and in nineteen fifty nine corvette convertible for two hundred twenty thousand dollars. That's your look back at this week in history. Hey, hon..
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on 710 WOR
"And your gaze straight before. Martin Luther King junior said if you can't fly than ride. If you can't run. Then walk can't walk than curl. But whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Laura is with us in San Bernardino, California. Hi, laura. How are you? Doing great better than I deserve. How are you? Dave just the same. How can I help? Well, my husband, and I aren't baby step worth. We are both teachers. And so we are obviously our teachers setting money aside with our state pensions. We known to rely on that. But my question is do we still do so recommend putting down the fifteen percent? As far as retirement on top of our state pensions. Or what are your general thoughts on well later when your home is paid off in your baby steps seven, obviously, you'll put down all you can in anything because the more you save the wealthier you become no kidding, right? So but in the meantime, while your baby step four fifteen percent of your income going in what's your mandatory contribution? It's about eight hundred. No, no. I mean, what's the percentage? They have a percentage it's a mandatory contribution. Don't they? You know, to be honest with you. I do not know what the percentages. I know that we give him out and then it's matched by our district. But, but that's but you have to put that in. Okay. How much how much do you put in on about eight hundred for each of us a month? Okay. And what's your income? Between the two of us. It's a hundred twenty a year. Okay. It's ten thousand dollars out of one hundred twenty or ten thousand dollars out of sixty eight hundred a month is ten thousand a year. Eight thirty three thirty three is ten thousand a year. Okay. Is eight hundred a month or paycheck to paycheck while paycheck is among month. It is a month. Okay. All right. So basically, you're putting in ten thousand and you make sixty each correct? Is that right? Well, it's.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Consensual i've always been baffled at why martin luther king junior was on the balcony at his hotel at the lorraine motel in memphis tennessee and then the shooter was conveniently setup out there that that is always been strange to me any thoughts on that part of that we can certainly dr king actually and unfortunately had had been out on the balcony a couple of times and he was staying in the motel room he'd been having meetings all day long and he was about to go out for dinner and this wasn't like vegas suite or anything it was just a small room wasn't it it's the sort of motel that we older folks are used to to two story motel railing on the second floor individual rooms all opening out so no not at all and and so he had just had gone out to check with the person who is going to drive them to dinner and they were ready and then gone back in to get us code and he was just standing there for the second time and we have a record of this because he was actually being observed by a police officer taking notes across the street at a fire station so we even know the exact timing of the shooting and and there's no doubt that he was shot from across the street we just unfortunately they did not do a good autopsy we don't have a very good trajectory for the the shot so it's impossible to say much more than it came from across the street but it's still was saying one of the problems with this whole thing is that it if james earl ray had been fully in tuned to setting up and doing this assassination he was in the wrong place for his room that he got did not have a good view especially good shooting view you could use inoculations and see across the street but getting a rifle in the window and taking a shot was a problem which nominally speaking he ended up using the bathroom down the hall but it's all very strange because he took all of this stuff into the room apparently is going to stay the night and i think he was there to turn the rifle over to someone else in the attack was actually going to.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Martin luther king junior's death carmen is a journalist and human rights activists known for supporting women's rights in her home country of yemen the producer of the one thousand nine hundred five classic we are the world music video has died howard g malley died thursday at a hospital in california he was seventy two molly win an emmy for the video project that also included a song album documentary and a book give raise money for african famine relief molly had been suffering for several years from muscular dystrophy the leadership board of the mormon church has some newly added diversity abc's brian clark with that when i walked in i felt a blessing johnny duke attended the first of two general conferences for the mormon church this year i've never been where thousands of god people is assembled in history was made during the gathering in salt lake city ninety three year old president russell m nelson became the seventeenth prophet of the church its new lear insult diversity added to the leadership board below him ulysses soares of brazil became the first ever latinamerican apostle garrett w gone a chineseamerican the first ever of asian descent the board was previously all white brian clark abc news and wbz news time is five fifty two we have forty four degrees and cloudy skies in boston traffic and weather together coming up next roads traffic and weather delayed we got to leave a home now at five am just to get ahead of the traffic jam weather on the mass pike route one twenty eight lewitt deck we never wanna b is commute bidder rude ravenous traffic on the threes wbz newsradio ten thirty wbz news time five fifty three traffic and weather together david truffle lino with the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on the threes.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on KOMO
"And activism tens of thousands of people marched all over our great nation demanding an end to gun violence and mass shootings in schools young people speaking their minds it was a day of inspiration data remember and a time to look to the future in washington dc where parkland school shooting survivors were joined by hundreds of thousands of people we begin with one surprise speaker martin luther king junior's granddaughter you'll onda renee king that his children will not be judged by the color their skin but by the continent of their character greenback enough to see the movement that's going on to see the kids leading the adults leading the politicians it's inspiring and i'm very optimistic i really do believe there's going to be changed i really do think we can do something six minutes and twenty seconds with an ar fifteen and my friend carmen would never complain to me about piano practice aaron fights would never call kira miss sunshine these walkouts have been criticized they've been told that is a disruption to the educational process and i say to them the real disruption to the educational process it staring down the barrel of a gun bullets started flying in and i was the third classroom today one of my follow fellow fallen ego named nncholas dora it would have been his eighteenth birthday today and i dedicate my march to him i have watched for years go by continues to take a toll on communities across the country for me i would like to not worry about dying in focus on math and science and pre in basketball with my friends me and my friend carter let a walk at an elementary school in the fourteenth we walked out for eighteen minutes adding a minute to honor cortlandt errington an african american girl who is the victim of nonviolence in your school in alabama after.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on KOMO
"By hundreds of thousands of people we begin with one surprise speaker martin luther king junior's granddaughter you'll onda renee king his four children will not be judged by the color their skin but by the content of their character dreamed that enough to to see the movement that's going on to see the kids leading the adults leading the politicians it's inspiring and i'm i'm very optimistic i really do believe there's going to be changed i really do think we can do something six minutes and twenty seconds with an ar fifteen and my friend carmen would never complain to me about piano practice aaron fights would never call kira miss sunshine these walkouts have been criticized they've been told that is disruptions the educational process and i say to them the real disruption to the educational process staring down the barrel of a gun bullets started flying in classroom today one of my fellow falling ego named nncholas store at it would have been his eighteenth birthday today and i dedicate my march to him i watched for years as by continues to take a toll on communities across the country for me i would like to not worry about dying focus on math and science and pre in basketball with my friends me and my friend carter led a walk at an early on the fourteenth we walked up for eighteen minutes adding a minute to honor cortlandt arrington an african american girl who was the victim of gun violence in your school in alabama after the shooting.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"This martin luther king junior holiday over democrats hoping to win back control of the house the growing list of retiring house republicans is opening doors nicole galiano of usa today as more on this story and joins us now nicole what generally happens in mid term elections in terms of party control generally the newly elected president party tends to lose seats so it's already you know republicans are going into their already going into a a difficult environment and and it's it's perhaps made more difficult by president very low approval ratings historically low so so that's sort of what they're they're facing and were starting to see a significant number of retirement that are going to be leaving and if you look at daily co selections account we're looking at 30 open seats and is this record breaking so to speak and could there be more well you know at this stage yes there could be more and they went back to 2008 and they looked at republicans tied up twentynine open seats and 2008 so yeah we at right now at the at this stage we certainly could be looking at more hi nicole how is california shaping up we had recent announcements from ed royce and darryl ice that they won't run what does that mean for california she were very significant for democrats because they're are not only in a state that hillary clinton won in 2016 but they're also in districts that bed she went so you know those we're going to be very competitive races they were facing the two members of congress were going to be facing.
"martin luther king junior" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Martin luther king junior holiday democrats hoping to win back control of the house the growing list of retiring house republicans is opening doors nicole galiano of usa today as more on this story and joins us now nicole what generally happens in midterm elections in terms of party control generally the newly elected president party tends to lose seats so it's already you know republicans are going into they're already going into a a difficult environment and and it's it's perhaps made more difficult by hi president trump's very low approval ratings historically low so too that's sort of what their their face saying and we're starting to see a significant number of retirement that are going to be leaving if you look at daily co selections account were looking at 30 open seats and is this record breaking so to speak and could there be more well he at this stage yes there could be more and they went back to 2008 and they looked at republicans had a 29 open seats and 2008 so yeah we have that right now at the stage we we certainly could looking at more nicole how is telephone is shaping up we had recent announcements from ed royce and daryl i said that they won't run what does that mean for california picnic and for democrats because they're not only in a state that hillary clinton won in 2016 but there are also in districts that that she won so those who are going to be very competitive races they were facing the team members of congress were going to be facing very tough reelection can't opinions but they did have.