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"mary ball" Discussed on The RIFT Radio Podcast Network

The RIFT Radio Podcast Network

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"mary ball" Discussed on The RIFT Radio Podcast Network

"And tonight i have got a fantastic special guest. Shell l. hamilton. Who i am going to on in just a moment. She's in the green room. I am not going to go over. All of the rift shows and podcasts. This evening to save some time. Because i'm looking forward to talking with and hearing all about is hamilton's the books she's written. She's also the manager of the mary. Washington house in fredericksburg virginia. So let me give you a background on before. I bring her out of the green room. Because i want to give her a fine. Intro earned her m a in history from san diego state university. She is the author or editor of several books including i would still be drowned in tears. Spiritualism in abraham lincoln white house and mary ball washington mother of george washington. She's published articles in the morbid curious and the feminine macab religious books civil war. Ghosts and haunted land are published by haunted road media. She's a lifelong student of history has worked as the dosen had several museums across the county. She's currently the manager of the mary. Washington house in virginia. You can follow her at her blog. Paranormal history that paranormal h. i. s. t. dot blogs spot dot com further. Ado i'm going to well That got your michel. Pse do good. It is so wonderful to have you on tonight. Thank you so much. You're welcome so tell me. How did you get so fascinated with history. I mean you've done so much all this writing and well. I've always been ever. Since i was very young. I was interested in history. So it's been a long time in coming My interest in the history of the paranormal. Started when i was in high school and i started volunteering out the whaley house in old town san diego which is known as americans taunted and learning to be in story on learning to research the history and realizing that the these go stories are based on real people and learning to look for their real stories to tell the truth. Oh that's awesome. That is awesome. Have you done. Paranormal investigating or have used more focused on a little bit. I suppose more fascinated on the on the stories behind the paranormal. I'll i'll do a little investigating an event and also At my work usually. Paranormal investigators will come is life down on the sidelines and wash them. And sometimes it's this them. But i don't have a group per se so you like to do more fellow or have more so experiences. More more of being on the sideline they I i can appreciate that. 'cause.

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"mary ball" Discussed on In Defense of Plants Podcast

In Defense of Plants Podcast

06:22 min | 1 year ago

"mary ball" Discussed on In Defense of Plants Podcast

"Amazing. Handwritten notes i mean. They were beautifully. Usually it's a work at one. Yes please but but anyway. And then even those ones that were compatible crosses because you're bringing in genetics that were developed in different habitat. It's rainy three hundred days a year there and crew here rainy a lot of the time but hot and so a lot of those seedlings wouldn't even survi- and so you would let down pretty quick logo and then things that were you know alive in nineteen eighty five to make it to two thousand. Twelve is when we started bringing those in the freedom. I mean that's a pretty long period. Just app survive a lot of them. Just didn't make it could be propagated of these guys were not retired horticulture professors. So right deal with the challenges of propagation to these ones that made it through and have survived several nuns so strong filter. but you know we they. There's time on your side in terms of Throwing what the climate of that area can throw at them but just the patients alone to me. I mean plant. Breeding in and of itself is really fascinating. Because it's you know it's an experiment and sort of mixing and matching and seeing. What's possible like you mentioned. Some are not even compatible but when it comes to plant breeding. I think the woody plant. Breeders are among the most amazing to me just because of the sheer amount of time. I mean these aren't necessarily taking fifty years to get to flowering size but it's still an investment of time to go from a seedling to something that you can even begin to understand. Okay what are these flowers gonna look like and then on top of that. What is the overall shrub going to look like. What's it's formed gonna be. I mean that to me is the most like that one of the best examples of patience and dedication to a cause. I can possibly think of someone like myself. Who is kind of working hard on the whole patients thing and i'm still seeing the results of work for the first time this year i saw seedlings flower. He crossed in two thousand eleven. Oh wow he passed away in twenty fourteen. I think and so there was a lot of shuffling of plants. And things have been doing here to there and you know i was learning how to grow these plants out there now. What's left of the made in two thousand eleven are in beds growing up. We're seeing their foreign seeing some of their flowers in the first time. And you know that was his. You know swansong. Earning just building his knowledge every time he he'd be so excited about. Oh what do you think this was gonna collect money. Think this should do. Maybe it will do this. I don't know he was. He is excited about how those branching turn out. So i still get excited. Every time i see a bud set and you know you see him bud on plant in june of one year. They're going to carry them through the winter. And so it might be march might be july while so yeah you you get like little treats and little presence and especially having your own connection to this person and having that legacy live on to be able to see how excited he was about it and connect to what you get to see. That's got to be a pretty like heartfelt moment when those things finally pop especially fourteen extra months of anticipation on ratings man. I do enjoy a little anticipation but yeah that's That's considerable yet. What do you plant breeders or something else. I definitely appreciate every time. I see one of those flowers. The decades of work handed to me. I mean you know. Most people are standing on shoulders and giants. Sure yet they are so it's just exactly example. Then yeah and so with that. In mind i mean you mentioned. There's crosses that are compatible crosses that are incompatible and then you think about like even within the alabama native azaleas out in the wild. There seems to be just endless variation and possibility for hybrid. So is this a group where we're just starting to get our head wrapped around like what is even species concept with azaleas or is it. Just another call for how much we still have to learn about this group of plants. Well i think it's both it's one of those groups of plants where the species concept breaks down pretty quick start trying to look us here and where the gene flow is. And you know it's just an arab journey line between things on a tax non-jury and so it's hard to say where that line is you know just depends on his writing the paper where the inside draw the line and so and these populations coming up with a whole lot of mary balls that they haven't had to deal with for millions of years. You know climate change separation of these populations loss of pollinators and one of the main things that we're trying to do as of gardens is to limit the genetic bottleneck that a lot of these species are going through and we've already dotted that loss of genetic diversity remove development or street. All these things are seriously affecting. The number of france left on the landscape. And one of those tinkerers rules. Know if you're gonna of watch and not put back together and sprints dark you don't want to lose any rtc already losing parts and so just being able to know what's wear and having it exists in the wild is one thing but if that plant is working its way to. The top of a mountain. Likes to the cumberland. Sale is on now geeta albums highest point. They can't fall down a mountain girl up to the next mountain pair. Well right and so. There's even things we haven't really brought into discussion on extremely endangered. Plants assisted migration of the genetics let. It's extremely likely that the genetics that are down here in alabama's for like cummings area are gonna have high heat tolerance and they may need that in the kentucky populations you know in a few years of things get warmer and making sure that we have. As many parts of these plants genetic aggressee intact is going to be required to keep moving forward through time..

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"mary ball" Discussed on Navy Sports Central

Navy Sports Central

07:41 min | 1 year ago

"mary ball" Discussed on Navy Sports Central

"In during the indoor after season. All right cool so now. We're going to go ahead and move onto our next athlete and her name is emily bolton and she is a sophomore from chicopee massachusetts when navy competed against pitt. And that do meet last fall. Take they swept. The first eight spots and emily was one of the ones who who finished in the top eight there but the one thing that really kind of jumped out to me is when she was in high school she ran cross country and her school actually had an indoor track team as wells and outdoor track team so she ran in those three sports every year for four years and walked away with twelve letters. So so but my question is more. I mean. she's pretty much running. Essentially year round right and and i was kinda curious ginger when you got the kademi and you're kind of doing the same thing Was that time off in the summer enough to recharge your batteries or was there something else that you tried to do. During the course of a season to kind of help keep you fresh. Well carl. I loved running. So i never felt doubt. The coaches did encourage us to get take days off. We would sometimes. I think lifestyles back down the bikes stationary barks warrant. A big big option for us but once in a while the coaches want us to to to cross train on a little bit and again take these off i. I had a hard time doing that. Because i just i really enjoyed enjoyed running and never felt burnt out. Though then then over the summers we did. We did have right in the summers. Of course our summer training and there were times we're on ships were actually went to jump school one year with salonen. Absolutely break i guess to say the least you. The i did feel i felt Certainly felt like i was getting enough enough of a break in between okay right so our next athlete. Her name is leo. Flora's she is a junior from harleysville pennsylvania One of the few that. When was kinda looking through this list. Here there's a number of them who As freshmen weren't quite running the time that they needed to get into the meats but florence was one of them She ran really well against pitt and army and she finished in the top ten in both meets on. This is last year as a sophomore but she also competed as a freshman as well and When you look at their roster. She's one of the few juniors that has a significant amount of racing experience from last season because a pandemic cut things short so ginger. I wanted to kind of go back to your time running when you when you look at the relationship between you know the upperclassmen and the underclassmen especially when you got to the point where you were seniors and And and by the way you can you can touch on this as well because You cheered earlier that the cross country was a club sport at the time and then eventually was was made a varsity sports. So i'm trying to get a sense for as you got older. You know that junior senior year. What are some of the things that you and your. Your classmates did to basically build that culture especially once you had Resources putting forth towards being recruiting athletes and so forth. Thanks carl i appreciate. You have to to to respond to that. Yeah so as. I mentioned varsity into our nineteen eighty three the fall nineteen eight. Three are senior year and that year navy hired a cross country coach Karen boil on. She went onto poacher navy for over thirty years. And they brought in a crew of please. Nineteen in the in the summer of eighty three eight nineteen eighty seven. That were were avid runner. Successful runners Ami donovan erica sailor. Mary ball suni williams. Suny went went on to be the The the astronaut the men was commanded the space station but these guys were just incredible runners But new new again. New to the academy academy experience so virginia for hand. Who was the captain of the team of myself. Who the to seniors on the team. on the su- and we we watched out for these gas pretty closely. We held a lot functions in our room Make sure they were being taken care of if you will 'cause they were freshmen. Were racing the competing at the varsity level and division which is pretty big deal Once in a while we have to go and talk to one of our hate to say karl male classmates. that were misbehave. Get it back in the box if you will. That didn't happen too often but it did you really look out for him and and tried to make experience of the academy has them as truthful as possible. Right right okay. Good deal right. So we got three athletes covered. We're gonna talk about two more and these. Two individuals had some terrific seasons as a freshman. The first one. And we'll talk about as elizabeth sullivan. She's now a junior. Actually from portsmouth rhode island. But i wanted to speak to her freshman season because she earned patriot league honors then and finished in the top five in her first three races. A freshman including winning her very first one right out of the gate so that. That's pretty incredible to me. When you think about that. Just going from straight from high school and then jumping right under the collegiate stage there and having that kind of success and then the other one is e. abraham. She's a sophomore now. From brookings south dakota she also ran track and played soccer in high school. And she's a two time state champion from south dakota across country but she's most noted for the fact that her very first meet as a was against pitt and she finished first in her. Time was twenty. One forty five in that six k. So one of the things. I wanted to point out. Ginger is that when i look at some of the teams featured in the pass on the navy. Sports nation blog is that i'm starting to see where athletes as freshmen can come in perform. Like right away Just a couple of examples in rowing. Alexandra valencia martensson and in women's lacrosse. And then both of them are just graduated Alexandria just graduated. This past spring and kelly larkin graduated last year. She played women's across but she was setting all kinds of records as a freshman on the women's lacrosse field. So that tells me in addition to their talent. They've figured out a way to manage this pressure right so i wanted to ask you when it comes to competing at the collegiate level. What are some of the things you did to kind of. Put yourself in the right frame of mind to compete as best as you could. Yeah so so. We as an athlete. No matter what. I was competing with. I always get a little butterflies in in in my stomach before before the gun goes off where at first shot goes off or first pitches thrown. I'd like to have a little quiet time before before meter before before a game and just kind of get my thoughts together but once the gun went off like you said that butterflies went away..

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"mary ball" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

Jalen and Jacoby

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"mary ball" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

"We'll see we'll see. I hold the pisses make the playoffs. And i okay. Cunningham has pick number one by the detroit pistons. And i hope he ends up in detroit if they if they get cute with this august so mad and it's so many contain i hope he continues to remind me of thirty three like a gray hill. Don the pistons. Uniform like a jason tatum. You know i i hope. He's like a variation of those guys a lot of balsa aero fledge up on the lodge freeway to get down this for a raw. Go watch us in the playoffs next season. We do the hornets the this year. Just it in the lines in the playoff to okay. Got it we go. We go beat the hornets of next year to hornets make did they got mellow ball. Dazzle the show. He was a franchise player brawl. Go bring them back on this show he will be in the d. Wego be doing some stuff shelter by god. Jemaine jackson middlebrough doing a great job as an entrepreneur and managing and training mellow and they just family. We just hall family. It's a family affair the detroit pistons with katie. Cutting ham is gonna make noise next year next year. Did this year you get to take ten seed lose in the first plane game. I get that that's fine. That'd be that'd be exciting to go on the road and lose lose the first playing game. That that's that's my prediction for the pistons. Jilin calicoes says that he could be an all star with a consistent role he can add twenty five points a game. Now let me say some. We just brought up. Jimmy grant right. I could see cal kouzmin going to a bad team being featured you know offensive threat as scored twenty five points. That's kind of a journey granted. And i could see that happening for. Don't forget kyle kuzma before lebron got there was scored about twenty game. You know one of my favorite things about this show is just a rich the last soundtrack know-how reg feels about what we say. Low key disrespects us like all day long jobs. Oh man but your example of jeremy grant is well done. It is will. And that's fair for cal cools because he does have that potential but here's the elephant in the room. As long as he's playing with lebron ad he won't be featured up front and therefore he won't get a lot of minutes at in theory to four. Even though lebron deprived mary ball handler. Abc's.

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"mary ball" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"mary ball" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Find a backup point guard. Chris done can't be that guy. Here's fox gm travis schlink on atlanta's roster issues. This summer i mean listen. That's that's the name of the game right. I mean that's why we have a salary cap. Every team has has to make those decisions an and it does get hard you know. Obviously it's a lot easier when you have guys on. Rookie scale deals to build out your roster. But once those deals come up and you know those players start making bigger money you know. You really are limited on the ways to add to your team. Mid-level exceptions things of that nature. But you know we. We won't be in a situation where we have a lot of cap space like we had last year. Howard atlanta spent one hundred and sixty million in free agency last summer but that may look like pocket change compared to what the hawks may oil out this summer. So what do you do you think about. Atlanta's future look the future's bright regardless of what direction they choose now and kudos to the hawks for as quickly as possible. Locking up nate mcmillan. That was clearly the right thing to do. I don't know that it was ever really in doubt. But i guess in this league. You and i've seen everything you never know until it's actually announced and so glad to see it. He did an incredible job. And the hawks were one of the great stories of the season breakthrough year for them. And not you know. Sometimes the team has a breakthrough. And you think well. I see how they pulled it off this year. I don't see the sustainability though or have questions. I have no questions about this team. They've drafted brilliantly and the most controversial move they made for trae. Young looks a lot better now than it did the last couple of years and you know look you're always knew trae young talent. It was always going to be a matter of. How does he evolve. And how do they. What kind of pieces of this around him with and how does it all fit together. Well it's fitting together brilliantly right now and the other piece of gotten that deal where they swapped the luke rights for trae got camera who when healthy is looking like a real player too so that was what they were looking for. That was what travis link was going for was added value in making that move. So you've got your stud superstar to build around and trae young. You've got great role. Players like kevin herder like hunter like reddish the veterans that they brought in some worked out better than others but like they've got the right mix of youth and veterans right now. They've got shooting they've got lengths. They've got versatility. I mean. I don't have any questions really about that. You mentioned backup point. Right if chris dones healthy and i think it's i think it's a player option for five million after an injured season. He's probably not getting much more. He could still be the backup. You know at both spots. And he's he's a great defender. Mary ball handler. But you know if lou williams is sticking around and maybe you don't need that..

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"mary ball" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"mary ball" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Gold Radio. Your home of USF dons hoops KNBR, these sports leader well, 703 to play USF trails by eight here. From inside the Sabraw Tow center at War Memorial Gymnasium. Until they have one game this coming week their idol on Thursday. They will play Saturday at B Y U's So Confident, tough stretch here. And ST Mary's at home tonight, then at Brigham Young on Saturday. And the following weekend the dance go at Pacific at pepper dine. Odds finished a little more favorable down the stretch. USF with four of the last five games at home. That you want to get to that point still in good position. ST Mary's with the ball here with 703 to go with toss foe to Clinton. Uzi and Boeing Remember Logan Johnson has hit the bench with four fouls. USF Dimitri reviews played along wine ways here with three fouls. US half. With your contempt tune in. Read me Book Shabba ST Mary's Ball Front Court left side Clinton Down the lane, Scoop it over the bow and shot timer to eight. Boeing banker. No good rebound gathered by Read me. Don't let boo yah boo yah into the front court over this shabbas outside left for evening. 6 30 to go. Dad's trailed by eight. Really a bounce It left side year. Contam now shabbas along the left front court Boy Clinton all over him. ST. Mary's is really scouted this USF team on the perimeter. Sebas elevated a basket. Lay up. No good. Rebound. Gail's Who's He has it? Now we go under the six minute mark with this Saint Mary's possession jails up by eight Bowen left wing front court. Toss at the top of the circle, handoff, Jacuzzi. Left side Boeing that Uzi Left side Boeing triple corner short rebound ahead to USF and you're content now Buddha into the front court. 58 50 ST Mary's The lead with 5 35 to go your contempt three. Good top of the circle here contend with nine And it's 58 53 5 20 to play ST Mary's runs the half court. Toss at the head of the key now Cuzzi way outside, left. On it goes in the right corner over the foe to foe to kick off left Clinton three No Good Rebound your goddamn head Shabbas Johnson Transition shabbas about a bouquet. Now you're Qattan back Bouquet. Julia, down the lane to the basket. Lay up. No good rebound chipped and it's over to ST Mary's. And then on the outlets stolen by Buddha, but he steps on the sideline. And it's right back to the gales with 4 43 to go. We'll do Yes. Since the first half has had a little trouble finding shots. He's just five for 16 today. Shabbas is five for 12. Us up as a team. 39% from the floor. Although nine of 18.

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"mary ball" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"mary ball" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"You want to get something from point A to point B. In this economy, Chances are real good. It's going to get there on a truck. Trucking companies have been complaining for years. About a shortage of one kind of very essential worker truckers, one of many reasons, freight costs are high, a situation exacerbated by the pandemic. But filling out that labor pool had already been getting harder last year, due in part to increase access true drug test results for truckers And this your national drug testing data base is about to enter its second year marketplaces pre Benesch or has more on that. It's hard to run a trucking company. If you can't find truckers, Mary Ball works for heading your trucking in Missouri. At one point, they had 17 truckers. Now they have nine. It's not fun at all. We really struggled to get people in here. Nationally. Speaking part of the issue is demographics. Sean Garni is VP of scope, elitist consulting. Truck drivers in general are older than the general working population, which means that there are more of them retiring and it's hard to find new drivers. You gotta be 21 to get a commercial driver's license, and by that age people have invested in other careers. Bob Costello, chief economist with the American Trucking Association, says the pandemic made things worse. You can't train is many new drivers to the industry. When you talk to truck driver training schools, they have trained 20 to 50% fewer drivers in 2020 compared to 2019. This year. On top of all of that drug tests, A federal clearing house went into effect early last January that allowed states and companies to share drug test results nationwide. So a driver who fails the test in one state can't just go drive in another. Tens of thousands of drivers have been disqualified again, Sean Garni. It's hard to deny the fact that 47,000 drivers have been identified as you notable to operate a commercial motor vehicle since the beginning the clearinghouse. Half of the violations are for marijuana, a drug that is increasingly legal or tolerated in many states, but is a controlled substance at the federal level. Here's Mary Bowl again over it, heading our shipping. She says. Some drivers are put off. We've had some that have said Yes, until they found out about having to register with the drug and alcohol clearing house and they didn't want to do that. Of course, one consequence of high demand for truckers could be better pay in New York. I'm simply been ashore for marketplace Busses in Washington, D C. Are charging for rides again. Fares had been waived since beginning back in March, Passengers got on through the back doors as a way to keep drivers safe. Collecting payments again is an indicator of how transit systems are just trying to hang on until things go back to normal or Really? Whatever the new normal is going to be. Ridership is down in every major city. As we have been telling you. Marketplaces Kristin Schwab has more now on how transit funding an investment could change. Transit ridership had been falling long before the pandemic..

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"mary ball" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"mary ball" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You want to get something from point A to point B. In this economy, Chances are real good. It's going to get there on a truck. Trucking companies have been complaining for years. About a shortage of one kind of very essential worker Truckers, One of the many reasons freight costs are high, a situation exacerbated by the pandemic. But filling out that labor pool had already been getting harder last year, due in part to increase the access True drug test results for truckers and this year national Drug testing Data base is about to enter its second year. Marketplaces prevent ashore has more on that. It's hard to run a trucking company. If you can't find truckers, Mary Ball works for heading her trucking in Missouri. At one point, they had 17 truckers. Now they have nine it not fun at all. We really struggled to get people in here. Nationally. Speaking part of the issue is demographics. Sean Garni is VP of scope. Elitist consulting truck drivers in general are older than the general working population, which means that There are more of them retiring and it's hard to find new drivers. You gotta be 21 to get a commercial driver's license, and by that age people have invested in other careers. Bob Costello, chief economist with the American Trucking Association, says the pandemic made things worse. You can't train is many new drivers to the industry. When you talk to truck driver training schools, they have trained 20 to 50% fewer drivers in 2020 compared to 2019. And this year on top of all of that drug tests, A federal clearing house went into effect early last January that allowed states and companies to share drug test results nationwide. So a driver who fails the test in one state can't just go drive in another. Tens of thousands of drivers have been disqualified again, Sean Garni. It's hard to deny the fact that 47,000 drivers have been identified as you notable to operate a commercial motor vehicle since the beginning the clearinghouse. Half of the violations are from marijuana, a drug that is increasingly legal or tolerated in many states, but is a controlled substance at the federal level. Here's Mary Bowl again over it, heading our shipping. She says. Some drivers are put off. We've had some that have said Yes, until they found out about having to register with the juggernaut called Clearing House, and they didn't want to do that. Of course, one consequence of high demand for truckers could be better pay in New York I'm simply vanish or for marketplace Busses in Washington, D C. Are charging for rides again. Fares had been waived since beginning back in March, Passengers got on through the back doors as a way to keep drivers safe. Collecting payments again is an indicator of how transit systems are just trying to hang on until things go back to normal or Really? Whatever the new normal is going to be. Ridership is down in every major city. As we have been telling you. Marketplaces Kristin Schwab has more now on how transit funding an investment could change. Transit ridership had been falling long before the pandemic..

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"mary ball" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"mary ball" Discussed on KCRW

"You want to get something from point A to point B. In this economy, Chances are real good. It's going to get there on a truck. Trucking companies have been complaining for years. About a shortage of one kind of very essential worker Truckers, One of the many reasons freight costs are high, a situation exacerbated by the pandemic. But filling out that labor pool had already been getting harder last year, due in part to increase the access True drug test results for truckers and this year national Drug testing Data base is about to enter its second year. Marketplaces prevent ashore has more on that. It's hard to run a trucking company. If you can't find truckers, Mary Ball works for heading her trucking in Missouri. At one point, they had 17 truckers. Now they have nine it not fun at all. We really struggled to get people in here. Nationally. Speaking part of the issue is demographics. Sean Garni is VP of scope, elitist consulting. Truck drivers in general are older than the general working population, which means that there are more of them retiring and it's hard to find new drivers. You gotta be 21 to get a commercial driver's license, and by that age people have invested in other careers. Bob Costello, chief economist with the American Trucking Association, says the pandemic made things worse. You can't train is many new drivers to the industry. When you talk to truck driver training schools, they have trained 20 to 50% fewer drivers in 2020 compared to 2019. And this year on top of all of that drug tests, A federal clearing house went into effect early last January that allowed states and companies to share drug test results nationwide. So a driver who fails the test in one state can't just go drive in another. Tens of thousands of drivers have been disqualified again, Sean Garni. It's hard to deny the fact that 47,000 drivers have been identified as you notable to operate a commercial motor vehicle since the beginning the clearinghouse. Half of the violations are from marijuana, a drug that is increasingly legal or tolerated in many states, but is a controlled substance at the federal level. Here's Mary Ball again over it, heading our shipping. She says. Some drivers are put off. We've had some that have said yes, until they found out about having to register with the drug knockoff clearing house and they didn't want to do that. Of course, one consequence of high demand for truckers could be better pay in New York I'm simply vanish or for marketplace Busses in Washington, D C. Are charging for rides again. Fares had been waived since beginning back in March, Passengers got on through the back doors as a way to keep drivers safe. Collecting payments again is an indicator of how transit systems are just trying to hang on until things go back to normal or Really? Whatever the new normal is going to be. Ridership is down in every major city. As we have been telling you. Marketplaces Kristin Schwab has more now on how transit funding an investment could change. Transit ridership had been falling long before the pandemic..

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