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Consumer Confidence Rising After Deep Plunge In April

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:48 min | 9 months ago

Consumer Confidence Rising After Deep Plunge In April

"Learned this morning from the good people at the Conference Board Business Research Group. We learned that consumer confidence in this economy is up of this month after tanking in April the reaction to that good news because it is good news prompted this reaction from White House economic adviser Larry cudlow on Fox News. This morning. The third quarter could be the fastest growing quarter in. Us history. The whole second half is going to be very strong and here comes the reality check on their reaction to that good news first of all let us remember. We are in the second quarter right now. April may June where the percentage decline in Gross Domestic Product is expected to be epic worst ever retail sales. Were down last month. The unemployment rate is upward. Hasn't been since the Great Depression and they're still. Oh so much uncertainty about what's going to happen next now. Why am I saying? This economists. Megan Green a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School helps us out with that. For example if you say An economy is running at a level of ten. It's producing ten things. Let's say and there's a fifty percent decline then that brings it down to five okay but then and let's say the next month. Actually things go really well. And you've got a fifty percent increase. Sounds great right. It's from a lower numbers so that doesn't bring you back up to ten at actually only brings you back up to seven point five. So the percentage changes can be really misleading. Mr Kudlow this morning it has to be pointed out and as you said is talking about Q. Three July August and September. So I think that as the economy opens up we should see the economic data improve and depending on how you're looking at that data it will either improve a little or it will improve a lot for instance. The Congressional Budget Office figures. There will be a better than five percent increase. Gdp growth in that third quarter. Mr Kudlow was talking about but to review a lot of that. Depends on what you're comparing it to now. Why are we telling you this? I realized that's the second time we've asked this. But this matters that third quarter. Gdp number is going to come out just five days before the election. I think the Republicans will come out and say look we've got the best GDP data ever And we've got the best job state at ever looking at percentage changes in. They'll be right actually. Technically that's true but at the same time the Democrats will be saying we'll but we're still really far below. We were before this crisis even started. And there's a lot of room for improvement and they'll also be right and show. I think people will be getting these mixed messages on what the state of the economy is in. Actually both of them will be correct. You just need to learn how to read the data at understand what it all means

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How worried should we be about COVID-19 and the economy?

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:40 min | 1 year ago

How worried should we be about COVID-19 and the economy?

"You know. Much as stock markets have built circuit breakers to put a stop to panic selling and recalibrate the mood. Which by the way happened today. Not Long. After the open when the S. and P. Five hundred hit seven percent on the downside. So too will we use the program today to recalibrate the mood to explain. Why all of a sudden the economic realities of the corona virus seemed to have gotten so much more real to start us off economists making green from the Harvard Kennedy School Megan's to have you back on the program. Thanks for having me. Why as best you can figure out did. The bottom seemingly fallout today. What happened so I think it was a confluence of two things? Mainly one is northern northern Italy. Pretty much shut down so it just fed the idea that even if cases or slowing down within China they're actually accelerating outside of China. And that's a big deal and then the second issue actually isn't directly related to the corona virus. It's more related to the OPEC meeting on Friday where Saudi and Russia decided to flood the market with oil. And so I'M OIL. Prices of fallen pretty precipitously and that creates huge credit problems for a lot of companies related to the energy industry which are actually pretty highly leveraged inert generally rated just above junk level. And so if you start seeing defaults than they'll be downgraded and there will be four selling so that's also provided a lot of drama today highly leveraged lots of borrowing more on oil coming up from Scott Tong in a minute. Let me ask you about a word you use though Things are accelerating outside China. Speaking broadly are you surprised at the speed with which this whole thing has come to this moment. Sue Him nine just given how incredibly interconnected. The world is both in terms of global supply chains but also more importantly in this case in terms of people traveling around and I think that China really did great work in buying the rest of us time In that they had really draconian measures to try to keep people in their own towns in their own buildings. It's much more than most people realize. In addition to quarantining and social distancing. You know there's an APP that the government runs where you can see you as corona virus. So that enforces social distancing so China about us a lot of time and a lot of us could have completely squandered it most of all the US so our response to this crisis has been pretty embarrassing. I think for a developed country with a highly competent health system. How much of that American response contributes to what I perceived to be the changing nature of this crisis. It's going from a supply shock which we talked about when apple had its earnings warning to now people worried about demand shock and the credit markets. And all of that. So the demand shock. I think we're really worried about and rightly so but we don't actually have any data that suggesting it's happen. So the demand shock we know is coming out of China Rate. The second largest economy in the entire world was at a standstill for at least five weeks for for the. Us demand shock at home. It's just perceived at this point right it involves people not going out to dinner not going out and spending and we can certainly get there but at the moment I think it's just concern about. It's not we're not getting any data that suggesting that that's the case really It's just something that seems like it might be coming and I think it's absolutely reasonable for us to worry about this. And then that's feeding over into the financial markets of course is confidence is is been bled from them. And so you've seen these huge moves over the past couple days if and let stress that this is a big if but if we do turn into a recession in this economy given the underlying fundamentals as politicians like to say we're strong right. The labor market strong consumers are really confident. What might a recovery look like on the other end of this thing depends entirely on epidemiology and None of us really have answers there so it really depends on how far this virus spreads if the viruses eventually contained and we have inappropriate policy response with some fiscal stimulus. You know a year from now the we might remember this entire experience but know we'll have forgotten about the economic implications of it traits. So it could just be transitive. We saw that. With the SARS virus for example. There is a big drop off in demand and then you know it picked up pretty immediately once the virus was contained. So that could be the case here but if it actually is spread further and is more deadly than of course we might not get a v-shaped recovery. It might be much more gradual and require more policy intervention Megan Green and economist. Also a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Thanks a lot of really. Appreciate your time and your

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Federal Reserve cuts rates again amid trade and growth fears

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:54 min | 1 year ago

Federal Reserve cuts rates again amid trade and growth fears

"Sadly are going to have to wait because the macro economic headline of this Wednesday is the Jay Powell and the Federal Open Market Committee wrapped up a two-day meeting on interest rates today they lower them as everybody had been saying they would everybody accept me on this program on Monday two other things to have on your radar this week number one the Federal Reserve meets on interest rates kind of think it's a coin toss whether they cut or not but I should tell you I'm an outlier what the Fed does about interest rates fundamentally how much money costs in this economy is big deal and it tells you a lot about where people some of the best economic information out there think things are going so we have of late been checking in with our own little panel of economists is to see what they think the Fed is thinking here's what they predicted yesterday and this morning that is before the announcement about what the Fed was going to do today who here almost certainly going to get a rate cut seems pretty much inevitable looks like pretty much a done deal that the Fed is going to go ahead and cut rates there was Tim Dewey professor economic Except University of Oregon Megan Greene she's a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School and Kathy bus gigantic she's the chief financial economist for Oxford Economics the confidence level I am ninety five percent confidence ninety percent chance I I would say ninety five percent barred I did say I was out lie the fact is the Fed does not like surprise markets or anybody but look no guts no glory if they don't cut rates than Hi will certainly look brilliant alas was not meant to be here with chair pal this afternoon today we decided to lower the interest rates for the third time this year it quarter percentage point cut just like everybody sent me had been saying there is some global weakness Powell said trade is still a problem but when economic push comes to Shove the chair the Federal Reserve said you know who's carrying the load the consumer facing companies that we talked to in our vast network of contacts report You know the consumers doing well and are focused on on the job market and rising incomes and that's the principal focus so that is the thing that's pushing the economy forward and it doesn't seem to who have been affected so far by weakness in the other areas after the announcement we got Megan Green at Harvard's Kennedy School Dewey at the University of Oregon and Kathy Bus Johnson get connects back on the phone to see what they said I didn't think it was surprising it all that not not totally surprise I think it was mostly in line with my expectations like I said the feds not big on surprises should say here number one I should probably keep my mouth shut but number two there is pretty broad consensus that the subtext of the Fed Statement ensure pals press conference today is that barring some unexpectedly bad data coming in over the transom this was probably it for rate cuts for the

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"megan green" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

10:17 min | 2 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Look at these tea. Teeth producer, Mike? I look good. Uh-huh. Yeah. I don't know if you know, this is a very good way to whiten your teeth cucumber dip. Yeah. Excellent. Little not a lot of people know that. Oh, sandy, Colin. Hey, sandy. What's going on? Hi, I just wanted to share for anybody who's interested. Some of the previous caller the lady from Texas Cheryl bring. About how diet, but I struggle with food. I love I love food. I wish it didn't love me as much back. Then. Anyway, the point is several years back a gentleman wrote a book don't remember his name, but the blue zone, you know, and it referenced the Adventist health study. The government has studied Seventh Day Adventists, the difficult dietary message okay twice, and it can have a direct impact on your body, which includes your thought processes, and I just wanted to share it for anybody who's interested because there's really tasty delicious food, which I know everybody usually goes, yuck. But until you try it is this the same thing that Chris Pratt is going around talking about recently. You know, I'm not sure that's a new name to me. Get out much watch fine. So I don't know what it is either. I just I saw some headlines out there where he was on some talk shows talking about some biblical diet. He's following. I don't know if that's the same thing or not so tell you what makes this special. What what goes on in this diet? Well, it's it's kind of the eight layers of health. You know, there's an acronym called new starch. You can also Google that it's nutrition exercise water sunlight temporary. Yes. I okay. Anyway, the the AMA's for I'm a little nervous. I apologize. The. Yeah. So is trusting God. Oh, yeah. So each to their own alright. So this is not necessarily a diet of nutrition. There's other things. It's very nutritious. And you know, the same eat the rainbow. But I mean, the US government has studied twice the Adventist. If you a A H S Abbas held steady. There's number one and number two. Yeah. And a nutrition facts dot ORG. I mean, there's lots of awesome resources, but I know some people try something maybe one time, but somebody that knows what they're doing. So take very good, sandy. I'll check it out. Thanks for calling in good to hear from you. Thank you. China different diets here, Kevin Kalina, rare late night appearance from you. Hey. It's a miracle. You're here in three D. I just I always hear the show in the basement at night in over the staticky radio by this little heating vent. What do you think of my teeth since you're close enough to see it? Did they look good? They look terrific. You have like a canine haven't been to the dentist and seven years. I'm going to go to my first. As well. Well, I'm I'm going to accept the appointment a few weeks back as the day for that. So they're gonna look at it. I'm sure do the x rays things. Like that. We'll see how that goes. I feel like I'm in good shape right now, though. Yeah. A lot of people avoid that for years. So you were out covering the vote that campaigns and you're at the. Was headed an election, which sounds kind of boring. A lot of people said, well who cares March six and election? Yeah. But it's kind of neat because it showed their cease a different factions like the the old time Democrats versus the young progressive. Democrats. I called them the Walgreens, Democrats versus the Starbucks. And you had to Starbucks Democrats to Muliaina she'd and Megan green, and they they were both kind of splitting the progressive vote. And the incumbent Louis read the conservative he won just by a small amount like fourteen hundred votes, and you feel he's a conservative runs as a democrat. Right. Yeah. Well, you know, he's he's not out with a lot of really, you know, novel ideas, like we have closed down the city jail. Yeah. I like Louis read, myself and. Are you thinking that perhaps if they didn't split the vote Lewis Rican have lost? Oh, yes. Yeah. You think so you think everyone would have just voted from one of the one or the other as opposed to the thirty one thirty one and thirty five percent was the breakdown something like that between the three of them the city's getting younger another thing that that was in the mix today. It was so cold, you know, the older you get the less. You wanna go out in the long underwear voting situation. What was the voter turnout? It was only seventeen percent. They were expecting thirty percent. Actually, I think seventeen is pretty good all things considered. Well, yeah. I guess about thirty five thousand people voted out of the city of three hundred thousand that's not good. When you put it that way. Yeah. That's kind of changes the perspective. Did you get to talk to Louis read just briefly he looked like some sort of long distance runner who had just crossed the Mojave, and he had on a gray suit, and he jogged in and he's perspiring, and he sort of collapsed to the podium and says, I can't tell you what an amazing day. It's been voice was horse. Yeah. And you know, supporters were hugging. I think at one point he thought I might lose because it was very close. But initially when the votes were coming in was right, neck and neck. All of them. You know, you have to feel sorry for the losers because to think of like Megan green posted a Twitter picture of her purple laced tennis shoes, which looked like they were from the great depression. She said these were new when I started going door to door five thousand door knocks ago. Why go into that the only thing I can think of is like with me if I would spend like two years working on a novel, and it would get rejected right away. It's massive rejection politics. Yeah. That hurts you have to have some thick skin to get into politics anymore, and they had some pretty nasty debates the way that they were talking about each other. They were not holding back in normally you find some even on that level somewhat civil. But I don't think we're past the civil part anymore. Yeah. So we'll see. But anyway, it's greatest just wanted to say hi that, you know, it's great to see in person that the show is your here like a coffee. Yeah. Coffee people. You know, we're going live to Canada next hour. We'll talk to Justin Trudeau I don't know if you're ever up late enough to hear those interviews with Canada. You have have you heard any? They're normally in one hour. Well, I used to go to bed right for one. Yeah. I figure limit for me. It's almost time now. So now, you're this is a real late night for you. So Kevin Kling, thanks for the special surprise to see you in studio. One quick thing. Do you think there's what do you think the chances are that this recall vote for mayor in actually moves forward? Well, the two alderman who are pushing it they're in their twenties. Now, they're kind of the young Turks alderman, Brandon Bosley, and John Collins Mahamoud, and you know, they they really have fiery rhetoric, but I saw an old time former alderman Ed white castle Williamson, and I said Frank what do you think about this? He says what are you doing here white castle? I said I love her. Of course, is really what do you have? He has a double cheeseburger, which is too much for me. But he says I don't think that recall effort is going anywhere. He says I think those guys they mean, well, but to try to gather fifty thousand signatures and visualize Busch stadium on a summer day teeming with people that's fifty thousand people to get that many signatures, and they have to be spread out all over the ward maps. So that's not just a little speech, and we'll get it down. That's a lot of legwork. And after the over because they find out if some aren't valid if it drops their number down, then you know, it's all for nothing anyway. So they gotta get way more than fifty thousand just because you sure it will be contested even after that. Yeah. Well, the minimum. They need is thirty five thirty nine thousand certified. I see they were shooting for fifty. Well, that makes sense. Okay. So producer. Mike message decide what's your favorite food destination is at white castle in Saint Louis or what's your favorite? You know? I bring a Turkey sandwich to we'll said the school because this is like. Every day. When I am really like after the Stockley riots or after a big, you know trial, and if I don't have anything to eat I'll go to white castle. Maybe like once every six weeks now, it's I always feel guilty afterwards though. But it's yeah. Did your mom? Make a good Turkey sandwich. I can. So I don't know. You know, I've seen some chefs talk about this. And they said there's something special about the way mom used to make it. So if you ever pack your lunch, don't put it in the fridge just like when you went to school there. No fridges. So would sit out on the shelf for half a day before you ate it? There's something that changes and brings back the memories. Vomiting from that. It's kind of like, it's it's brings man Emory's warm. It didn't back in the day though. Why would the mayonnaise go bad and a half a day? I guess if you left the whole thing, but it changes it somehow and it brings back the memories. Yeah. White castles is pretty great. I I can go and get away cancel any day. All right. We'll carry on the good work. Kevin Colleen, thank you so much for stopping and always good to see. All right. So as you heard in the next hour right after one o'clock we're going to hook up with Drexel up in Canada. He does the late shift up there, and what's going on with Justin Trudeau the thing with him is there's a lot of pressure for him to step down. Also coming up. I wanted to talk about a couple of stories I found online a couple of what in the world were they thinking style stories, what are they thinking? So we're going to get.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Folks that i feel a speak a lot of truth to power that are okay being the low no vote on something because i think sometimes you you have to vote to prove a point not necessarily because you're going to win or to elevate in issue so those are you know those are folks that i've been looking up to a logic you mentioned a couple of people who have at least been mentioned for the presidential race in two thousand twenty in warren in in harris a how would you feel about i donald birdie would you come back like jordan in i mean i i'd be excited for either one of them i mean i you know i i sit on the dnc now and i got elected to the dnc after the the last uh democratic primary here in the state and so i've been working kinda to help rebuild the national party and also doing a lot of work with our state party to help rebuild it but i'm just i'm interested in and candidates that are really interested in addressing income inequality our are willing to address racial inequality that recognize that some of the the policies that the democratic party has been pushing for the last twenty years really have been to the benefit of big business and not necessarily the working people and so any candidate that is going to support those ideals i'm going to be behind while i have really enjoyed our conversation i hope you have i as captain seamaster was account our twenty hour and was one seven the record repaint goal had horrible wanting to minutes in his kitchen megan i really appreciate thank you so there it is older woman megan green spending time with us here in the home loan expert dot com studios so many things.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Pizzas peace efforts fold oil it up right and you let the grease drip and you're in sometimes you put like extra mozzarella cheese on the top and it just like it melts into it sort of in a comes all gooey so you know i'm always going to have my heart on new yorkstyle pizza but there are you know a number of st louis style pizza places that you know all you will go to go and i i'm never going to turn down any pizza because i just love fee if the two of us representative of new yorkstyle pizza in st louis is racking alleys probably we just had pizza head open on south grand which is actually a vegetarian pizza place but it's new york style and i mean huge huge pie is and and you can't tell that it's vegetarian i mean the sausage tastes like sausage and and so i i've been eating you know from there and they actually do it by the slice is that was the heart thing when i moved here too if there is not a lot of places where you just go and get your flying house with my friends in new york go get a slice of angolan gosal slice but i think that's that that's the deal you know you it's a dollar dollar fifty you get your slicing in and you go so you know that i'm glad that we're starting to see some pizza by the slice pleased when you have downtime on the weekends what are you doing you know i like to run allied that's been a pretty avid run are not as much how they already run i'm gonna be very invasive and ask uh i can't remember hand but i yeah we go on i mean now i'm i won't go longer than three miles before i ran for office i was very avid you know half marathon runner and.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"So three we can't be thorough heart probably so place i eat probably once a week is folk and i was going to name fouga right i mean and i love their calamari coconut curry dish it is just amazing i don't think i've ever ordered anything different on the menu because i've the very first time i went there i had that and i just got addict it you know in terms of what see the other place i like to go a lot is said memes you know i really like they have a really great lamb dish that with you know race than and raisins and things like that and it that i i really like and then lately so i'm a pizza addict and i kinda switch i eat a type of pizza until i get really tired and i switch play so right now i've really been into jets pizza akshay for some reason like the last may be month and a half i've i've just really lights there you know deep dish corner pizza how do you as somebody who grew up in new york city but an upstate new york feel about the st louis style peter because this my bed just like i would have been on four nv head of your three would be you don't like it but it's an awkward spot if you're a city of st louis representative you know it's i will eat it radiate endorsement so you know growing up in new york like.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"To those who have those experiences and to follow their lead and it is not to judge on tactics it is not to judge on um on wording because my my experiences are not the same in it's not fair for me to project my own experiences onto to somebody else i mean i i think that we have to say black lives matter that does not mean that other lives don't matter but the focus has to be on black lives because we know too much about the disparity not just in the city but in this country and by not focusing on black lives it's allowing us to shift the conversation from where it really needs to be and so yes i hope we can one day get to a place where we can truthfully say that all lives matter equally but we are not there is a country and so until we are we have to say black lives matter what tangibly outside of of little words would hinge ably would indicate to you progress in that area of society now i i think a number of things you know we i think if we actually saw real investment going into parts of north city i think if we saw our budget priorities as the city shifting so that we are actually putting money into alleviating poverty um i think if we as a state got serious about raising the minimum wage to a place where it's actually a living wage you know if we.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Police response to protests in it's it's modeled after washington dc's ordinance who has probably the best ordinance in the country they obviously have to deal with a lot of protests there and they do it in a way that respects first amendment rights that keeps people save that isn't indiscriminantly using chemical agent in some in in military tactics and things like that and so you know we can do that in st louis we just have to to try i think when people see the protesters and there's a reaction from some who are not for it and consider themselves supporters of the police that these are anti police protesters than there is a few highlights of a few people whether it be like pulling down the the potted plants in washington and then seeing what happened on the loop one night singh look at this this is this is a represented representative of what these things our about and then they also hear the term black lives matter and here the term privilege and i feel like that i'm gonna i'm trying to psychoanalyze i suppose but but that that that that that therefore doesn't mean that their lives as well or white person matter and door you made reference to privilege a little earlier on that that is saying their success if they have success was not necessarily earned in so i almost feel like the name of the movement has done a disservice in some capacity to the movement itself even if the move and actually has validity when you lay it out to people that just don't like the name of the movement and they don't like the idea of being told that their privileged especially if they are thinking well i think of privileges somebody who's that like him i cds sir boroughs or something like that not you know like meet growing up in the 16th ward i i certainly dublin people say oh you had an advantage grip on pam avenue of the go to my friends at st louis you izamamul my god there's a difference there so i feel like.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"What i have seen is an escalation of police force from 2014 you know back in 2014 i had just got an elected when the nonindictment came down i'd been in office i think about a month and a half and we had pre pretty massive protests in the area that that i was just elected to represent and i ended up spending that night in mocha bees coffee shop with a number of constituents after we were teargassed not doing anything we were in their warming up i was actually standing on the patio just kinda watching the police response outside there was barely anybody out on the streets and and teargas cannister was thrown on the patio and at filled up the building that had windows open with tear gas and so after that there was actually an injunction put in place that said that warning had to be given in order for chemical agents to be deployed um what i have seen and experienced this time around is that warning not being given you know i was tear gas the first night of of protests after the stockily verdict and and none of us had any warning whatsoever we were actually walking to our cars after we were given permission to pass through a police line and uh and so i guess a lot of my concerns our from a place where i feel like our police response has gotten worse not better since 2014 and and that's why have another bell at the board of aldermen actually that bordeaux one 34 that uh create some guidelines around.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Uh is if you're so pro city than how can you be pro a movement that has disrupted business in st louis via protests whether that be this year uh with the stokely verdict or a few years ago with ferguson what's your response to that i think that you know the the longer that i've been at the board the more that i understand that the thing that drives policy in st louis any more than anything has money and as the business community and i think that you know as we're we're looking at the protest being disruptive uh we have to remember that racism as disruptive for folks every single day of their lives when you feel like you can't walk down the street you can't leave your neighborhood you can't call the police like all of those things are disruptive um in so if if putting pressure on the business community who will then undoubtedly put pressure on city hall to change is what it's going to take to actually um addressed some of these inequities then that's what we have to do in does a you know does it it stock yes for for some of those business owners but we're also allocating a ton of police resources to things that don't need to be you know that they don't need to be allocated toward i mean i've been have protests where there are a hundred protesters there in two hundred cops in riot gear show up to folks who aren't doing any thing and so when we look at you know how we're using our police resources it's very costly the way that were allocating were we're choosing to address the protest right now and i think you know if we're concerned about money we need to be concerned about that how do you think the protest this year over the last couple of months have been handled on both of you having from the play appoint also the protesters um you know i i've been very impressed by the discipline of you know the protesters we've we have some great frontline organizers who are are really to make sure that that actions are organized well in that folks are safe and and all of that and i and i think that that doesn't get talked about enough.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"They're all for possession and i think most of us are are under the you know the the feeling that why are we penalising why are we criminalising something why are we spending our police resources on something that uh that you can go to other cities and in use and not be concerned about that would kind of response you think you will get from your cohorts it's an educational process i mean you know we definitely have some folks on the board right away who said you know this will make you know everything worse than say louis but the the fact of the matter is when you you actually look at the data and you look at the places that have decided not to allocate their police resources to this you see more tax revenue generated you see a greater uh relationship a better relationship between police in the community you see police resources being put toward actually solving in addressing violent crime not so much these petty possession offenses but then you also see health benefits i mean places that have decriminalized or legalized in some way had had a nearly thirty percent drop in opiate usage and we know that we are having a huge heroin and opioids epidemic not just in st louis city better across this entire stay and if so if we can use a product that has never cost somebody to overdose or die to help wean people off of something that is literally killing people we have more people die of overdoses and the city of st louis last year than we had die of homicide.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"So we never knew how much something we were passing actually cost and it's either responsible or corrupt i mean that's my reaction to it i certainly irresponsible it's a matter of others malice behind right i mean i mean when i first got down to the board again that was one of the things that i was just amazed by i got my first large development deal i'm sitting in committee and i flipped to the back of eight expecting to see a fiscal know with the analysis and it didn't exist in it took a you know a long time you know at least a year of kind of a group of us pushing to get us to a point where we started to get some real financial numbers behind some of these deals because even a small tax abatement you know has a financial which leaves into the city and and we need to know how much each one of these things costs and if it's if there's not a definitive answer we need at least keno that ballpark range of you know it could cost the city a million dollars to three million dollars by you know we we just haven't had that level love of knowledge or detail given to what do you think will transpire here with what older woman spencer whose introduce you know i think it's tough to say i i think she has the votes i know she's been working really hard music and low held the break loose with the relationship between the city and the st louis blues uh you know i think we're at a place where nothing's going to move forward and less some other bill is passed i mean the the comptroller's definitely made her stance very clear and uh and i don't see that changing and less you know some thing.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"I gather based on what you said regarding the ram situation that you were not surprised that the animals did not i wasn't into an and you know sometimes i think people in the world yes and i think it's just it's this disconnect that we continually have from the feelings of everyday people on the ground in st louis city versus the you know the feelings of developers in and people with more money who are largely driving a lot of these development deals now i sometimes say that in st louis we have what i call shiny objects and drop where we are constantly chasing after the next shiny object the next big project when the development that is really helped st louis is that neighborhood level development that has gone blockbyblock in a business district by business district that has worked to help small businesses open at a neighborhood level and giving them the support to grow but we don't see a lot of work at city hall going into that neighborhood level development we make it very difficult to operate a small business in the city of st louis but any you know large company that has the money to to hire the attorneys to put together a big development deal or whatever can get what they want and we've got to start to rethink that input emphasis back on that neighborhood level development you gotta have insurance anyways so let's make sure that you're doing business with somebody who is sponsoring this podcast james carlton of the james carlton agencies state farm insurance agent have to have insurance already why not make to the switch to a local business.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Horse trading happens all the time this it's one of the things that i hate about politics all and whereabout you know back in the day get your remarks all right al you give my district this than i'll make sure i vote for your your bill that i rewrite of not on board i mean we have something at the board called aldermen a courtesy and it's something that i think holds the city back lot because what it what it basically says it's like if there's something i wanted to do in my ward if it's the development if it's a stop sign whatever everybody's just going to support that regardless of whether it's good or not because it's in my word and i you know i'm kinda the steward of that ward and so then you know when it comes time for something in your ward i'm going does support that you know without question either the problem with that system is we've got into a place where we had seven hundred million dollars in foregone tax revenue because of tests and tax abatements because every tax abatement every tariff is supported by everybody else because nobody wants their project to get struck down and so you know we're talking about culture change here and recognizing that we need to have citywide plans we need to recognize that have eighty percent of our incentives are going into the wealthiest areas of st louis like they are right now then we need to change the way that we do that system but until we get rid of i think some of this you know the culture that that has allowed this system to take place where we're not going to see.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"We need to be looking at you know we're supposed to develop a a use of force database k that use of force database gets developed and then you know every officer in the department gets a three thousand dollar bomb you know those are the things that we need to be looking at to make sure that we're not just putting money into a system that's really not working and that were were actually using money to make sure that that system becomes the system that we wanted to be i would imagine for our audience hearing this i think a default position is oh if you're against proposition p than than the transitional thought then goes to the eu must be anti police correct and i would imagine you would immediately refute that yeah and we hear that a lot in this uh this verses them you know mentality i think needs to stop i mean nobody is anti police what we are what we are is pro accountability we want a police force where that is representative of the folks in st louis city we wanna police force that israeli practicing community policing we won't one that israeli accountable to the citizens that serves and we're not seeing that and you know since ferguson we've done very little in the city of st louis to really work toward any of the ferguson commission goals and uh and so that means we have to rethink the way that we're we're doing why haven't those things in your opinion been implemented angered the lack of political well.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"We'll we'll have the third highest level in the country which i also think as problematic i i think a better way to do this would be through a payroll tax that um that puts the burden on big business rather than on on folks who are poor who we also know don't always have the best relationship with police um do you know this the second reason i've been opposed to it is the city had a an audit of the overtime system for the police department come out last uh last spring i guess it was and it found that there was a lot of misuse of police overtime fahd's and we actually have four officers that have been indicted on felony charges because of mismanagement if those funds we still haven't gotten any remedy for you know how good accounting practices are going to be used to make sure that you know overspending doesn't happen that we don't find find ourselves in a situation again uh where we're just uh where you know officers are working in some cases i think it was thirteen hours a day 365 days a year what you just know isn't isn't possible and i think the third thing we have to really uh you know remember about this tax as well is we do need police reform and save over city i mean the ferguson commission has given us pretty long list of things that we need to do to change and so if we are talking about raised as we also need to be talking about linking accountability to those raise so if if the goal is to see more officers living in the communities that they policing than what we need to be doing is giving raises or bonuses to folks who are making the choice to live in those communities.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"You will be serves the same way as as any other resident and those are difficult conversations but they're ones that you know we're having a lot in our community and i i feel grateful to represent an area like that there is some legislation i would imagine nominee of our listeners of may have seen some of the commercials regarding uh p which certainly is getting plenty of attention you who've been discussing it give our audience an idea of what that vote is in where you come down on it sure so proposition p is a half percent sales tax increase that has been proposed on the november seven ballots of next or this coming tuesday and the bulk of it will go to find uh raises for police in the city and i'm opposed to it and i'm i'm opposed to it for a couple of reasons basically i think it's the the wrong funding mechanism at the wrong time and looks at public safety in the wrong way so you know we just to raise our sales taxes in the city back in april and so this would be the second sales tax increase in and in six months and we know that sales taxes disproportionately hurt people who are poor and right now people who are under the poverty level are already spending five percent of their income and sales taxes in the city if this passes will be three percent higher in our sales tax and st louis county on areas where we have special taxing districts like saids in td dis we'll get pushed over eleven percent which is you know.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"Um you know how do we temper our social media we have a a very wellknown facebook group for terror groups of nasdaq ahead it is only a test for millions of how would you describe the i mean famous it's it's interesting 'cause you'll have somebody who will wall step in and and you know who will make a posts particularly about crime and and the elland a resident or drop in from outside a resident okay you know occasionally somebody from the outside of it but sometimes a resident and here's something all get said they could be perceived as profiling and our community just comes in and full force of correcting and the way that people are speaking and you know we we kinda joke that we have you know this white folk work you know group that kind of steps in an edge challenging you know a lot of the the normal notions about a crime and police saying in in even you know i i've seen it a remarkable change over the last three years in kind of the dialogue around this you know it used to the dialogue used to always be you know as soon as a crime happened while we just need more police said now we're seeing more people say you know what police are reactionary they're not proactive we keep cutting all of these services that actually would prevent crime what if we started to rethink the way that we are addressing these issues and and recognizing that police don't make all people feel safe add and that's a problem and so what do we need to do to change the systems we have so that it doesn't matter you know what you are what the color of your skin as their year socioeconomic status you feel comfortable that you can call the police in that.

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"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"megan green" Discussed on The Tim McKernan Show

"And i and i remember asking my mom and saying what it would it would would it what does that about you know what is i don't like six years old and without wine and she said well unfortunately there are some people who think that if a black man were to move in that were hurt the value of their house and again i'm 600 not operating a high level radical bought here but i'm going okay but y goes well some of those people think that that if they do that than they wouldn't be able to afford to keep up the house and i'm thinking to myself if you can afford the house again i'm sick for the house than why would you be able to afford the so just it didn't make sense and the now thirty plus years later i'm going okay it just was pure bigotry is what it was and i feel like so many of the issues that wind up going nowhere in st louis your causing tension and st louis are rooted in racial bigotry and or distrust or when a really gets down to it ignorance and i feel like that is what tells progress i agree with that i think it's you know it's sometimes the ability to place yourself and someone else's shoes i hear a lot you know i've been a big advocate for police reform men have been out with with the protests and and black lives matter movement and from now the number one thing i will hear from folks who are not out there and who haven't been involved is is just a disbelief that you know privilege exists so that people are treated differently by police or whatever because that hasn't been their experiences you know their experiences of bad that they've worked hard they haven't had anything handed to them and so and so there there's no issues.

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