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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:01 min | 2 months ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hurricane Ian has left widespread destruction across Florida. This hour we'll hear from an elderly Fort Myers couple, who lost everything. And I wonder what's next. For Sunday, October 2nd, this is all things considered. With Michelle Martin in Washington, I'm Lance lucky in New York, also this hour, a look at the misinformation circulating online in the wake of Ian. Andre Perry from the brookings institution talks about their study, the black progress index, which looks at Blackwell being in the U.S.. Plus, Saturday Night Live premiered its 48th season, with significant cast, turnover. Our news headlines are coming up. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine herst. Flooding from hurricane Ian continues on the Gulf Coast of Florida, state officials say at least 47 people died in last week's storm and that the death toll may rise as rescue workers reach places affected by storm surge. If you're as cold Lawrence reports from hard hit Fort Myers that some residents are just now reaching their homes to assess the damage. Hundreds of thousands are without power and several counties have been warned to boil their tap water as rain soaked rivers crest some residents face new evacuation orders. At a mobile home park in Fort Myers, chuck garnes of Vietnam veteran was wading through ankle deep puddles to inspect the damage. He came here from Ohio for fishing and warm weather and his neighbors said not to worry about the storms. Some of the locals got a surprise this time. This was something they had never never dealt with. The storm surge filled his home up to his roof and destroyed everything inside. He's planning to head back to Ohio. Quill Lawrence NPR news Fort Myers Florida. The International Atomic Energy Agency is calling for the release of the director general of Ukraine's apparition nuclear power plant. And piers cat lawn star for reports he was detained Friday by a Russian patrol near the plant. The plant director general murashov was taken out of his car blindfolded and driven to an unknown location, according to a statement from Ukraine's nuclear energy agency. The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, Raphael grossi, expressed hope that Marissa would be returned to his family safely, adding that his detention has a, quote, very significant impact on nuclear safety and security at the plant, which is Europe's largest. The zapper Asian nuclear power plant and the area around it have been occupied by Russia since March. Grossi is expected to visit both Moscow and Kyiv in the coming days in hopes of creating a demilitarized zone around the plant. Catlan store NPR news, Ukraine. Authorities in Indonesia say at least 125 people died in a stampede at the end of a soccer match on the island of Sumatra last night, more than 300 others were injured. Human rights groups say the tear gas police released triggered the panic leaving many trampled and suffocated in the chaos and piers Julie McCarthy reports. Video images show fans rushing onto the field and soon afterwards police firing tear gas, angered by the home team's loss, spectators in the stands through bottles of the players outside the stadium police vehicles were set on fire. Witnesses said the tear gas forced the overcapacity crowd toward the exits, where many people were crushed. It is one of the deadliest episodes in the history of soccer. FIFA has no control over domestic games, but advises against the use of tear gas at soccer stadiums. Rights groups say it's use was inappropriate crowd control, but police said there was anarchy and they were prompted to act. President joko widodo regretted the tragedy and ordered an investigation. Julie McCarthy NPR news. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. President Joe Biden is heading to Puerto Rico tomorrow as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricane Fiona last month, officials there say Fiona damaged 50% of the island's electricity infrastructure, speaking today on WNYC's the people's guide to power former city council speaker Melissa Mark viverito said she'd like to see some of the billions of dollars allocated after hurricane Maria 5 years ago, be applied toward recovery from Fiona. When we speak specifically about the infrastructure and the grid and the electricity, that that money be invested solely in renewable sources. At a congressional black caucus awards dinner last night, Biden said, we owe Puerto Rico a hell of a lot more than they've already gotten. The White House announced late yesterday that the bidens will visit Puerto Rico tomorrow and then Florida on Wednesday. Well, Aaron judge is still looking for that elusive home run number 62 on the season to break the Yankee and American League. Record that he shares with. Roger Maris, after three strikeouts and a walk today, the Yankees are losing to the Orioles three to one in the 9th it's their last home game of the regular season, so you might just have to break it on the road in Texas against the rangers. Over the next four games, meanwhile, the mets are trying to avoid getting swept by their division rival Atlanta Braves and the braves. Have taken the first two of three of the series, so their season record head to head is now 9 and 9, the winner tonight. We'll determine the tiebreaker and avoid the wildcard best of three series if the season ends in a tie. 54 little light rain still in the area and that should taper off this evening. Around 48, overnight, those winds making it feel rather blustery and for tomorrow, maybe 60° and mostly cloudy, a bit lighter winds again around 50 for Monday night and remaining mostly cloudy Tuesday. Before the sun

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:05 min | 2 months ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Years ago, he was in jail on corruption charges. The authorities in Indonesia are investigating one of the deadliest football stadium disasters in recent decades, officials say 125 people died at the match at malang in east Java, thousands of fans panicked and rushed for an exit after a police fired tear gas at them when they invaded the pitch. Here's Rebecca henschke. Indonesian football has been plagued with fan violence, mismanagement, and also heavy handed police actions are not uncommon in Indonesia. But what we have seen happened here were already hearing from the Indonesian authorities and also from senior members of the government that things didn't go according to plan or the way they should. What we've already seen from the police is that they admitted that they fired tear gas into a stadium that was overcrowded. Mediators in Burkina Faso say the military leader who was ousted in a cou on Friday has formally agreed to step down. They said the country's new leader, captain Ibrahim troi had accepted his conditions, will Ross our Africa regional editor reports. News that lieutenant colonel Paul Henri de amoeba has agreed to step down will come as relief to many in Burkina Faso as a protracted power struggle within the military could further undermine the country's stability. Religious and traditional leaders said colonel d'ame had given several conditions including a guarantee of his security and an agreement to continue with efforts at national reconciliation. The country's new military leader, captain traore, who is in his early 30s, has a huge task ahead of him. 14 people have been killed by rebels during an attack on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local officials said fighters from the allied democratic forces or ADF entered Kia mata in ituri province late on Saturday, where they killed people using machetes, more than 30 houses were torched. World news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. President Joe Biden is heading to Puerto Rico tomorrow as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricane Fiona, officials there, say Fiona damaged 50% of the island's electricity infrastructure, speaking today on WNYC's the people's guide to power, former city council speaker Melissa Mark viverito said she'd like to see some of the billions of dollars allocated after hurricane Maria be applied toward recovery from Fiona. When we speak specifically about the infrastructure and the grid and the electricity, that that money be invested solely in renewable sources. At a congressional black caucus awards dinner last night, Biden said, we owe Puerto Rico a hell of a lot more than they've already gotten. The White House announced late yesterday that the bidens will visit Puerto Rico on Monday in Florida on Wednesday. On this football Sunday, New York Jets fans are saying goodbye to two stand out linemen whose deaths were announced by the team, longtime center Jim Sweeney, died Saturday at the age of 60, he was drafted out of Pittsburgh in 1984 and went on to start 158 consecutive games between 1984 and 94, jets PR director Frank Ramos, called Sweeney, one of the toughest players in team history, the jets also announced the former offensive lineman Marvin Powell died on Friday at age 67, Powell was named 5 straight pro bowls starting with the 1979 season. Their causes of death were not disclosed. Well, Aaron judge is still homerless looking for that record setting number 62 on the season in the last home game. At Yankee Stadium before they finish the season before games in Texas, the Yankees and Orioles are tied at one right now. It is slightly raining still, and it's 57°. That coastal flood advisory now expired. But it will be rather brisk overnight, as the rains taper off around, 50, and mostly cloudy in 60 tomorrow. This is WNYC

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Thank you thanks for having a sonnet highlighting the organization in crystal particularly. Yes so So just go and we start with you. Executive director of twenty one and twenty one the little brief on the background of the mission this organization and You know where it came from and what. it's what its mission is now in twenty sixteen speaker. Melissa mark viverito margaret chin and elizabeth crowley came together to looked around and said we used to have eighteen women in the council. now we have twelve. We don't actively get behind promoting women particularly inner city council were never going to achieve gender parity. Remember their fifty one seats in the council so the organization came together behind a handful of candidates. A couple of whom just won their primaries like marjorie blazquez s twenty seventeen they ran and the organization was created with in consultation with the sister organizations as i refer to them which sort of the movement of women's organizations supporting women running for office from the federal level and across the country. Vote mama eleanor's legacy emily's list women of color for progress on and on and on and none of them were particularly focused on the city council or on municipal levels of government to twenty one and twenty. One has brought women what they need at the moment that they need it so endorsing early so many women have said twenty one and twenty one was my first door span as a candidate. They remind i endorse getting out ahead and saying we're standing with women bringing them training access to fundraising resources than all the way to the moments in the weeks leading up to their elections which we brought them boots on the ground and the volunteers and then for now until january. The hope is to help so many of these women this class a who may not who making you commerce to politics support them and help them be excellent successful legislators and As i said introducing you what you may not have heard. Obviously this effort and efforts of the sister organizations and others have really had a remarkable level of success here through the primaries that we just saw almost every primary winner of any race in new york city is very likely to win the general election. We don't want to get out ahead of anything but In almost every district. In almost every borough citywide races democrats are heavily heavily favored in the general election. Of course crystal sale. A little bit about how you connected with twenty one and twenty one what it did and didn't mean to your campaign And how how issues related to women and gender balance in the city council. How you've been thinking about that. You running for city council here in a very competitive very tough primary in district thirty.

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"At a federal level, but that attempt remains stuck in Congress. The vice president talks how to move forward. So what does that look like? It includes resources and attention being given to registering people to vote. I'm Michael Hill. It's morning edition from NPR and W N. Y. C. Texas Republicans look to press on with their restrictive voting bill after Democratic lawmakers left the state. The new federal budget agreement includes big spending to fight the climate crisis will talk to the head of the EPA and the high School senior from Queens describes her family's experience through the pandemic. And what you learned about the science of stress. It's Wednesday, July 14th. The news is next. Live from NPR News in Washington on Korova Coleman. Senate Democrats have reached an agreement among themselves on a major budget deal. The plan spends $3.5 trillion over the next decade on issues such as climate change, healthcare and social issues. NPR's Susan Davis reports. The spending plan is a priority for President Biden. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the deal along with all 11 Democrats on the Budget committee. 3.5 trillion is far less than progressive Democrats had hoped for, but near the maximum of what moderate Democrats were willing to spend. A few details of the plan are locked in. But Schumer said it would expand Medicare to help seniors pay for dental vision and hearing coverage. Virginia Senator Mark Warner said the plan would be fully paid for Democrats have previously indicated they plan to roll back some of the trump tax cuts affecting corporations and the wealthy. To pay for expanding the social safety net for the middle class. Susan Davis NPR NEWS Washington Separately, a bipartisan group of senators has been working on an infrastructure package that's backed by President Biden. It would spend $1 trillion on traditional items such as roads, bridges and water systems. It's less than when Biden originally sought later today, the president will meet a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House. They'll talk about the infrastructure proposal. There's continuing unrest in both Cuba and Haiti. The U. S is warning residents of those countries against trying to reach the United States by C. NPR's Gile Snyder says the caution is from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Secretary Mayorga says there has not been a surgeon efforts to migrate to the US by sea, but after widespread protests broke out Sunday in Cuba And the assassination of Haiti's president. He warns that it's not worth risking the dangerous crossing and that any migrants intercepted at sea will be sent back home. He says the Coast Guard is monitoring the Florida Straits for any increase in unsafe migration. NPR's Gile Snyder prepared that report. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is likely to be grilled about inflation today when he testifies before a congressional committee. NPR's Scott Horsley reports that the Labor Department says inflation is the highest that it's been in 13 years. Consumer prices jumped by 5.4% in the last 12 months, the sharpest increase since 2000 and eight The price hikes come as demand is roaring back from the pandemic recession, While many businesses are struggling to keep up Car makers, for example, have been limited by a shortage of semiconductors, which in turn has led to a dramatic spike in the price of used cars. The Federal Reserve believes this and other bottlenecks will eventually come unstuck and demand will cool off last month. Fed policymakers raised their forecast for inflation this year, but said they still expect price hikes to moderate to just over 2% next year. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. You're listening to W. N. Y C in New York at 604 Good morning. I'm Michael Hill Fog and drizzle this morning shower and thunderstorm chances this afternoon in a high near 90 delays on New Jersey transits Pascal Valley line this morning. W. N. Y C has obtained a recording of the Republican nominee for governor in New Jersey, Jack to the rally, making false comments about the state's L G B T Q. Curriculum w N. Y. C is Matt Katz reports. She literally was meeting with voters at a gun range when he referenced to recent changes to the state curriculum that mandate the inclusion of LGBT Q people and their accomplishments in classroom instruction. In the recording, he falsely alleges New Jersey students are being taught sex acts in school and says he'll reverse the changes. We're not teaching gender idea in sexual rotation kindergarten. We're not teaching sodomy in sixth grade. The curricula doesn't call for teaching, sexual orientation or sodomy. Gay rights activists in the state describe the comments as intolerant in a statement to W. N. Y. C should have really said he hears from parents all the time. The governor Phil Murphy, is infringing on parental rights to educate their kids about personal and intimate topics. Women candidates who won in the June primary elections are taking a victory lap after making history in the New York City Council. David Cruz has more than that. Happens when women run women way What happens when women run? That was the chance at a news conference celebrating the Democratic primary wins and will put more than two dozen women on the council, giving it a female majority for the first time in the city's history. Former Council speaker Melissa Mark Viverito says the next question will be who should lead the council as speaker. And I look forward to.

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"When you see some of the talk about delaying the closure rikers island possibly. Are you worried in this mayoral race about some of your life speaker where you took the city you know being sort of undone by the next mayor. I'm not gonna lie right. I mean. I have never made being in elected office about me because i believed i'd be issues that i've championed and forward that i've really advancing the issue of equity and justice right that we know that communities of color have been over criminalized over police that we got to write the system and deal with systemic racism which is basically deeply ingrained institutions and the justice system in the criminal. Justice system. Clearly is a part of that. So i i believe that the work around the closing records island is a tier of my legacy because it really was eating stroke at the heart of nine issues to stomach racism so yeah not hearing. That's probably one of the reasons. I'm also very been very hesitant to to support. A candidate is because i haven't heard any candidate right really having a vision of vision around the issue of justice. And how do you write the system also like talking about. I think trying to have it both ways. Oh yeah yeah. Yeah i wanna close rikers island. Oh but no i'm not. I'm not supporting the community. You already that. That's not a leadership. Position that yeah understood. No i understood it and that's been a key observation. I've shared with absolutely former city council speaker muslim. Gregorio wish we had a even more time. But thank you for the time and And we'll be. I'll be curious to to follow up with you Once the election results or animals see where the city looks like. It's heading but thank you for the time franken ben. Okay all right dan..

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"I would agree with you there right so some things. So yeah but but i think it's all these other elements that unfortunately also haven't really heard a lot about in the analysis or the conversations even from latino voters and selves and And and that you know people some people will when i have these conversations some might pull it and be like all that identity politics no. It's not right that's not not not at all What we're talking about. Like as i said at the beginning every issue is an issue that matters to our neighbors. We care about education. We care about safety. We care about Housing right but there has to be a sense that you've been seeing right as as a campaign is doing outreach and is about formulating its positions and and there is an extra challenge to that obviously here in the city of new york because we are so incredibly error. You know queens. Along we hear the stories right of how many languages are spoken and The diversity that exists throughout so but that's the challenge and being affected. Neater is really about that is about being able to to analyze the landscapes analyze the reality that you are in will be entrusted to we eat and and being able to do that so Is there someone in the in the in the mirrow raises there. Someone who you feel has put forward the best sort of platform envisioned for a latino communities or or for the city writ large that you've heard from nine hundred million endorsement of anybody but just somebody you've you feel like has put together the best vision for the future love. I haven't endorsed still the honest. Very honestly deliberating right. About what my ranks or going to be. Because i i am taking very seriously but i will say again in in looking at i only looked at those platforms exhaustively of those who have approached me and that i've actually had to sit down with which has been around for five and i'll take a look at the other ones before before..

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"As best possible. And then what you said. Is i think a really big concern which is will there be a disproportionate number of voters in Certain communities and we don't we don't really know what they might be or or where they might be exactly but will they be you know a real problem in certain communities where voters are only choosing one candidate for each office and then there's a percentage of those ballots that are not moving around and getting the full benefit of of their rankings. And that'll be very interesting to watch. But hopefully we're continuing like we're doing right now to get the word out to people to rank rank your candidates so when you when you're listening to the candidates in the mayoral race do voters are getting a good discussion. You know we've been hearing mayor de blasio. He's getting peppered with questions. Of course all the time at his press briefings about louis supporting you know the race and all that that's natural and he said a few times you know. He doesn't feel like he's hearing a lot from the candidates in the debates such about vision for the city and such and i don't particularly agree with him but how do you assess the messaging and the platforms that you're hearing from the candidates. Do you think the candidates are providing new yorkers with enough vision and enough ideas for the future. I mean. I think i personally and i have watched the three so far. The first one i think was the most informative. I think the other two in my opinion have been pretty disastrous and not helpful. And so i think that obviously like you and myself and others are world for the most part that we interact with daily are very high inform voters people that are like the political nerds and just like in the weeds on this stuff and follow it very closely but i always try to like step back in it and then just think about you know..

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Everybody should obviously look up. They're pulling say look up their ballad. You can find all that through the new york city board of elections website and the poll site locator website. Find it all see what's on your ballot registered. Republicans at the very least have a mayoral primary to candidate primary. So you have that choice there. And then sometimes there's other primaries like in some seats on staten island. There's a staten island. Borough president primary on the republican side as well And a couple of others across the city so even for folks a registered republicans. There's fewer choices perhaps but there's definitely a reason to get out and vote and then the city's many many many more democrats there is a lot to vote on everywhere you live. Basically so make sure. You're getting ready to vote and getting out there. This mayoral election of course is of huge consequence. And there's many other important races we've highlighted in the last couple of weeks to other really consequential races. That's for city controller. The city citywide chief fiscal officer auditor-in-chief and other responsibilities in very important citywide role. And then the manhattan district attorney democratic primary extremely important when it comes to law enforcement criminal justice criminal justice reform and so on but the borough president races. There is a public advocate. Primary even though incumbent money williams is probably a very very heavy favourite. There still is a primary there where he's being challenged. Everybody's got a borough president primary and then everybody's got a city council race to vote in except a couple of incumbents or not being challenged at all. There's there's only a handful of incumbents who are running again in not being challenged in the primary so all that to say get ready to vote. There's lots of resources out there. This is our last show before primary day which is coming up on tuesday. I'm gonna be joined by two great guests today with a lot of experience in city government in politics in just a couple minutes. I'll be joined by former city council speaker. Melissa mark viverito who will give her thoughts on what she's seeing unfold in this election cycle in the mayoral race and some other races and then a little later in the show. Joe lhota the two thousand and thirteen republican nominee for mayor. Joe lhota has recently registered to vote as a democrat In part because he left the republican party a while ago due to being a never trump republican and feeling like As he says it the party left him and he had no choice but to Enroll enroll from the republican party. I believe he stayed as an independent for a while but decided to register to vote as a democrat to have his voice. Heard in this mayoral primary and other races but more importantly than that and and we do discuss a little bit of that in the interview with joe lhota recorded just a little bit earlier today to accommodate his schedule Beyond that he has some very interesting insights into what it means to be a mayor Joe lhota ran for mayor wasn't mayor himself but he's a former deputy mayor ran the mta..

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"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"melissa mark viverito" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Welcome to max politics. This is ben. Max from gotham gazette. We are in the swing of things here. Early voting is underway and we are just a few days from primary date. June twenty second. Everyone listening is either voted already or getting ready to vote as i said. Early voting is underway. If you are like many new yorkers and not quite ready to cast your ballot yet then you have some time. You have early voting hours. The next several days through sunday monday. There's no voting unless you're doing it by absentee ballot and then tuesday's primary day. Now i will give a warning here. I think that tuesday is going to be a big a bit of a tough day at polling sites. I think we're gonna see a lot of people waiting till tuesday to vote and with the launch of ranked choice voting. I think that's gonna make things more complicated for people in the voting booth and there's gonna be some longer lines you know people are just i seeing the ranked choice voting. Perhaps you should look it up ahead of time. Of course know what you're doing. But i think there's going to be some people who haven't looked it up. Who are just getting a feel for it that you can rank up to five options in these primaries for virtually every seat that will be on your ballot. That's not true for things like the manhattan district attorney primary because that's technically state but all the city government offices mayor controller public advocate borough president city council. Those are all ranked to his voting now for the primaries and i do think there will be some long lines in some some weights at polling sites. So word to the wise i would say is try to vote early if you can try to get your mind's made up even if you're voting on saturday or sunday this weekend i would advise that because i do think given the fact that a lot of people haven't been paying close attention might be waiting until primary day plus the long ballots that we have with so many candidates to choose from in so many offices which in in their own ways of positive. Of course there's going to be a little bit of confusion under the new rank choice system. You have new chances. If you mess up your ballot you can redo it. I'm assuming there's gonna be a bunch of that happening at poll sites. We saw that actually with mayoral candidate mile. Wiley herself made some sort of small error on her ballot Because you have to lineup. The candidate name with where you're ranking them in the preference i i went to see my wildly vote in brooklyn where she went over herself the other day and she had to redo one of two pages of per ballot. So all that to underscore the point. I highly recommend if you can to vote early but hopefully no matter what no matter when you're voting. You're getting ready to vote. The only people who can't vote of course who are registered eligible voters are those who are not affiliated with the republican or democratic party. I think there's one or two conservative party. A couple of other Primaries at different points Spots in the city that you can look up..

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses Stop & Frisk Policies

The Electorette Podcast

08:07 min | 3 years ago

Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses Stop & Frisk Policies

"I'm Jim Taylor. Skinner in this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with Melissa Mark Viverito. She's the former speaker of the New York City Council and prior to that. She was a council member in New York. During Michael Bloomberg's tenure as mayor currently Melissa Mark Viverito is running for Congress. In New York's Fifteenth Congressional district. But she's really concerned about what she saw during her tenure as a city council member around Bloomberg Stop and Frisk Policy. She joins me to talk about what it was like on the ground for folks that community of happened when she spoke out against harmful policies like stop and Frisk. So here's my conversation with Melissa Mark Viverito Melissa Mark viverito welcome. Thank you so much for the invitation. No thanks for joining me on such short notice. You were New York City Council member doing Bloomberg's mayorship and I think he was mayor. From what two thousand to two thousand thirteen. Yeah you became speaker after that but but you were on the Council City Council while he was mayor enduring the stop and Frisk policy so you know it really well yes. I was in office for a second and third term and this issue of stop and Frisk was something that those of us. The progressive members in the city council really were pushing hard against and it's a tremendous policy racist policy that many of the communities that we represented were deeply impacted by it so there is a consistency in. And there's a interviews that I gave and statements that I've made in testimony provided over time talking about the detrimental effects than end encouraging the the administration at the time to reconsider and unfortunately a lot of nuts. All in-depth ears. He has so I just want to just jump right in and talk about the elephant in the room because he's running for president now. I think I am assuming. He's going to be on the debate stage tonight you know. He's rising in the polls right and I think that's baffled a lot of people but I think there's a couple of groups of people there people who were in New York City at the time and who like yourself are really familiar with the policy and you know have always had problems with it then. People were kind of like marginally aware knew. It was bad but didn't necessarily live through it and then are there are people who have no clue about what stop and Frisk is and I think that's why he may be doing so well in the polls right now I mean. Look he is trying to buy this election. Inundating flooding social media mainstream media with ad buys where he's trying to recreate who he is and what his legacy is. And that's troubling right. This is what the problem is a great inequity in our country but we have the ability for money to overpower debate democratic processes. And that is the issue at hand right here. We are those of us that fought back not only on stop-and-frisk but many other policies of boobs legacy at administration's you know he's going out and being able to cast a wide net. Because of the wealth study has to really repaint himself in reposition positioned himself as some sort of a progressive. You know a success story. And that's for those of us that live this reality and fought against it. It's very troubling trends. So you know. I think it's incumbent upon that fought back to really alert others about what life was like in New York City under these racist policies and so it really is a symbol. I think Lemberg candidacy. A symbol of what is wrong with our country at the moment the vast inequity accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few the ability for that community wealth to not have an impact on our policy our debate or discussion. You can't get more anti-democratic than that but I'm just curious. Because the thing is is that he's doing well in a demographic that you wouldn't expect like he's doing well amongst black black constituents right. In comparison to some of the other candidates I think depending on the poll he may be second or third behind Biden or behind sanders. I just don't have an explanation as to why that is other than what you said. His money is using his money to kind of blanket. The airwaves and people are unfamiliar with this policy of his many policies that hurt black and brown communities agreed. And I think that that's what it is is that he is able to put a message out there through his. I is that really does run counter to what we were living on the ground now. Granted part of the conversation. That's been happening with. Stop and Frisk is is. Oh you know. We were taking guns off the street and making our community safer. Who's GONNA disagree with that? If that's the message that you're getting at the reality is no. That is not true. That is not what happened. He did fund nationally. Some of these antigun violence efforts but on the ground implementing policy that we're creating great divisions with communities of Color and police that was giving a lot of hesitation criminalizing a whole generation of young and the communities in which they resided and data something easily overcome. We are still living the consequences of those policy so when we talk about someone who was to be the president of the United States that wants to represent This great diversity that exists in this country when someone has presented policies. That have really been hurtful to us. And you know it's it's not something that the akin brace and that I don't think it's genuine when he's talking about. Oh well in you every considered and I've come to understand that this was hurtful. Well there were those of us. Eight ten twelve years fighting you by demonstrating the data. That would prove that. Basically disproved what you were saying and yet you turn your tossed so that does not really bode. Well someone who wants to be a president for all right and being inclusive president so. I think that this is really troubling. And that's why it's important for us to really present the real the real record in and let me be very clear. I think that Bloomberg's candidate C. Has just as much to do with the Warren in a sanders on the policies. That date present as much as it is about trump and You know the issue of the inequity that exists of making sure that people are paying their fair share of making sure corporations are paying their taxes of making sure. The wealthy are paying more. Those are policies that clearly Bloomberg has against. He's been vocal around that and he basically expressed in so many terms that he does not want to see a warrant or a sanders in office because of the economic policies that they embrace so. Let's I don't want people to forget that right is not just about trump. This is also about economic policies that he is not supportive of which are policies that are demanding a more equity in our system. So that's important as well. So can you tell us a little bit about what was happening on the ground because I was slushing an interview the other day of someone who was a teenager during that time and he was talking about the anxiety and the fear that people felt just walking home from school and not knowing where you're going to be thrown against the wall or not you know what was it like on the ground so my district of increase for the precincts that had one of the top five stop and Frisk Centre city? It was a common conversation whenever we were in. The communities family members were concerned about their loved ones about their children about their grandchildren. Stories that you hear about children being stopped six. Seven eight ten times Just for being of color in. It's just it's it's just really deplorable right to think about the long term consequences of those young people. That's their experience with the police department. That's their experience with criminal justice. That's what we all deserve safe communities and you can just whole cloth right criminalize whole community or segments of our population

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"Under a partial shutdown. She called on members to respect each other and the truth in dealing with one another Don gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Members of the US. Congress are a largely religious group, or at least claimed to have a faith NPR's. Tom gjelten says about nine and ten say they're Christian with Catholics the most popular denomination. Among the members the religious profile of congress comes from the Pew Research Center based on how members describe themselves across congress, just one member democratic Senator Kirsten cinema Zona reports having no particular faith, among all US adults one in force has that one explanation for that disconnect. Maybe that candidates think voters won't approve of someone who's unchurched. So they're reluctant to describe themselves that way, no matter their actual beliefs. Thirty percent of members say their Catholic of the Protestant members Baptists have. The largest share more than six percent identifies. Jewish three times the share of Jews in the US adult population. Tom Chilton NPR news, Washington, Mexico's foreign affairs ministry says it's calling on the US government through its embassy to investigate a January first incident in which US agents fired tear gas into Mexico agents said they were attempting to disperse a group of rock throwers in the first hours of new year about one hundred and fifty migrants attempted to breach a border fence in Tijuana was financial markets plunged again in the second trading day of the new year all three of the major US stock market indices closing down more than two percent stock market jitters were prompted by Apple's warning showdown in China admitted escalating trade war between the US and China. Arthur Dong is a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough school of business overall, the United States economies far less dependent on exports. We are very heavily diversified service based economy, and so on that respect the United States. You know, is is I think sitting. In a in a better position overall. But it certainly will be some some repercussions felt apple stock dropped almost ten percent today racing more than seventy four billion dollars in market valuation. The Dow was down six hundred and sixty points. This is NPR and you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. A federal judge is blocking implementation of a New York City law that would have regulated Airbnb home hotel business. The law would require Airbnb and other short term rental platforms to divulge the names of hosts and addresses of rentals. But the court said the amount of information amounts to unreasonable search and seizure. The law was to go into effect early next month will now be put on hold while the lawsuit moves forward, mayor de Blasio had championed the law saying it would it make sure the city's precious housing supply could be devoted to New Yorkers rather than tourists. A special election for New York City. Public advocate is set for February twenty six it's the first citywide especially election since nineteen fifty and WNYC's bridge Bergen reports the rules are unique for this race. You won't see anyone running as a democrat or Republican to actually appear on the ballot candidates must create their own party name. And collect nearly four thousand signatures from registered voters. And there's another quirk, Melissa Mark Viverito. Former city council speaker running on the fixed the MTA party line explains. The other interesting thing is that unlike a primary here whoever files I their petitions is first on the ballot Merck. Marito is vying for that top spot. Among nearly two dozen declared candidates turning in her petitions just one day after candidates were allowed to start collecting them. New Jersey is one of the state's least affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government. That's according to a new study, which says the Garden State will be hard hit by delays in process. Messing federally financed mortgages, but less so in other categories, New Jersey ranked forty four th out of fifty states and the district of Columbia the study by the financial website, wallet hub, ranks state based on the number of federal jobs contracts, real estate activity, national parks, and percentage of families receiving food assistance. New York ranked thirty fifth on the list in part because New York is among the five states, receiving the least money in federal contracts. The district of Columbia, not surprisingly is most affected by the shutdown. Currently forty two degrees. Partly cloudy at six oh, six support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelley the government shutdown grinds on over funding for President Trump's border wall. But meanwhile, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to construct or upgrade border fencing, some one hundred sixty miles along the Arizona and California borders with Mexico, active duty military will take up the task here to tell us more is NPR's Pentagon. Reporter Tom Bowman and Tom what exactly is the task with? What is the Pentagon going to be doing? Well, I'm told this fencing said likely combat engineers for the fencing portion of this effort, but it goes beyond that homeland security's requesting medical units, of course, two children died along the border with in the custody of US officials at the centers they need additional help for the migrants coming through and also told aviation units would be part of this as well. They provide surveillance along the border to help customs and border protection, monitor any movements. And again, this is so. Support for that effort. Active-duty troops can't get involved in any arrest or detention of any migrants, it's against the law and to be clear. This is something new. This is on top of the existing troops already deployed to the border. Right. So this is new this is just coming out. Now this request was made from homeland security. How many more we talking? Well, we don't know at this point. I heard some one official said maybe thousands of troops and other said, well, the existing truce might be able to help. There are now twenty three hundred act of troops there on the border along with twenty one hundred guard forces they could provide some of this effort, but clearly they're going to send additional troops. They could change them out or some could be extended but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan hinted about more support at a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday. Let's listen restoration of the fences building out and additional mileage from the law. The army Corp. Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively quickly on the right amount of urgency as to where we built additional stand up walls quickly get after the threat. The threat is real. And he goes on to say that he'll provide assistance to homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen who's making the request to the Pentagon anytime line on how long these duty troops might be there. No idea. I was told it could be months to construct the fencing or shore up existing fencing, you know, we're talking one hundred and sixty miles or so now fencing right act of troops were supposed to end their deployment, by the way at the end of the month. So some could be extended maybe other units could take their place. But what we don't know. Right. Will the Pentagon is working on the specific? So we don't have a lot of detail at this point. Let me insertive skeptical question here, the president has said if he doesn't get money for a wall from congress. He might just order the military to build it is that what is going on here. The president doing something of an end run around the border standoff. That's quite possible. At this point, the talks with congress, the Democrats in particular appear to be going nowhere. The Pentagon the president wants five billion dollars for the wall. The Democrats saying that's far too much. In the standoff continues the government shutdown. But of course, a Pentagon has not shut down. And they're ready to take orders from the commander in chief. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's. Tom Bowman one person. And we'll be looking at the Trump administration's immigration policies is the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee, New York, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, welcome to the program. Thank you. Now. Your committee has oversight over many key areas. Right Justice department, voting rights and an immigration as we mentioned on that last issue. You told CBS that the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant families on the border was a deliberate creation of the White House that they're trying to make things as miserable as possible. In quote, if kids die there apparently willing to have that. Yes. To investigate the deaths of those two migrant children. Yes, we are. We're going to investigate the deaths of those two migrant children and the entire family separation policy. And there are a lot of questions. How could they for example, deport parents to foreign countries? He's making no provision to give the kids back I or even to figure out identification for the kids. So we have kids now months later that may never find your parents again. State-sanctioned kidnapping. Does it feel like investigative actions and oversight? That's really the only recourse. Democrats have right now. Does it feel like you have no real ability to change Trump administration policies? No doesn't feel that way. At all. And you can't talk about that the first day of democratic control, and the new congress, we have a we have leverage investigation, and, publicity, and and oversight is a major constitutional responsibility. And ability that we have the number to the power of the purse, you can't pass a budget without the house as well as the Senate, and we can put requirements in that budget. We can put limitations on the use of funds we can put requirements for the use of funds and so forth. So even if you cannot pass. Subject matter Bill through both houses of the president would veto it. They can't pass a budget without the house consent. So we have considerable leverage. You've also on another topic. You've sponsored a Bill that would protect the special counsel office. Robert Muller was investigating interference in the two thousand sixteen election introduce that Bill today, and you've also threatened to subpoena acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker what do you hope to learn from him? We are very concerned about a massive fraud. And the American people by the president by his campaign in order to obtain office through fraudulent means hush money payments to women Michael Cohen working with the Russians plus obstruction of Justice in the investigation of that we have to look into all of that. And the special counsel is looking into that or into some of it insofar as they may be crimes, but we have to look into all of that to protect the integrity of our elections and the integrity of our democratic system and to protect the American people from being defrauded by by the Trump campaign Ovalles future campaigns for that matter. So that is the prime thing that we have to do we have to put an end to Republican efforts over the last two years to interfere with an undermine the special counsel's investigation. If the Muller investigation uncovers evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors are you prepared to pursue impeachment? And even if it's politically unpopular it's too early. To talk about impeachment. But what is important at this point is to follow all the facts where they lead to make sure that those facts are public and to make sure that they're not interfered with by the Trump administration. So if a special counsel issues report, we have to make sure that that report is is it becomes public. If necessary we'll subpoena it necessarily will quote Muller to testify in front of the committee about it. We have to make sure that it's not varied by the Trump administration. Bye bye Whitaker or by bar. The President Trump has been implicated and campaign law violations. As part of Michael Collins plea, something like that an impeachable offense. It could be that. I don't wanna get into impeachment now. 'cause it when we're not prepared for that. At this point. The some of what he's been accused of could be impeachable. Offenses. But the real question now is to find out what happened to find out. What frauds were committed but frauds against American democracy. And to make sure the public knows that the public can judge, and we can judge in the judiciary committee instead of where we should go from there whether to be impeachment whether it should be protective legislation for the future. Whatever it may be. And you were earlier you were speaking about William bar, the White House nominee for attorney general. Yes. And and the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker is it possible that you will overplay your hand.

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Eiffel Tower to close Saturday over planned protests

"Eleanor Beardsley, your news Paris on Wall Street, stocks were mixed on news of the arrest of a chop. Chinese technology executive on suspicion of trying to evade US curbs on trade with Iran. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down seventy nine points at twenty four thousand nine hundred forty seven the NASDAQ was up Twenty-nine points. This is NPR. You're listening to WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd to bystanders were wounded in a Bronx gunfight between police suspected shooter last night. Police shot and wounded a man they say was trying to flee the scene of a drug related shooting, a female bystander and a twelve year old girl were hit in the exchange and transported to the hospital all three or in stable condition. No officers were injured. The NYPD says officers were in the university heights neighborhood at about six PM yesterday when they saw masked suspect with the backpack running toward them. He produced a firearm and exchanged gunfire with police. The suspect was shot in the neck and foot officials have recovered the gun. They say was used in the shooting along with the backpack, which they say contained drugs from an earlier robbery. And the NYPD officer accused of fatally choking a Staten Island man for years ago is scheduled to undergo a departmental trial. In mid-may, an administrative judge is set the date today shortly after the two thousand fourteen incident, a grand jury declined to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo on criminal charges now and NYPD watchdog this villian complete review board is pursuing the departmental case at a rally outside police headquarters, the victim's mother, Gwen Carr said Pantaleo is not the only one who should be held accountable. Actually Justice would look like when everybody who was involved in my son's murder that day stands accountable and lose their job at today's hearing Pantaleo pleaded not guilty. And it's now up to Albany to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana by candidates for New York City. Public advocate are already offering their plans for how to spend the tax revenue it. Could generate former council speaker, Melissa Mark Viverito says at least half of it should be used to fix the subway. And we need infusion of revenue now for the MTA not five years from now three years from now. And if we legalize marijuana this is one of the foster sources of revenue that we can see in the state of New York. She says the revenue could also support communities of color who have been disproportionately affected by marijuana enforcement. But public advocate candidate Rafael Espinel says all the money should be spent on public housing and building out low level offenders, currently thirty two degrees in central park

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