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Dennis Talks to Marissa Streit, CEO of PragerU
"Have the CEO of PragerU on the line, Marissa Streit. Marissa is one of the five top arguments I have for God's existence. Is that fair? And my fellow religious believer agrees with me. Marissa Streit, hello. Hi, Dennis. It's good to be here. You ever been introduced as an argument for God's existence? I do humble me. I'm glad the video can't pipe in through because I'm very red right now. Is it true you have news? I have amazing news, Dennis. Are you ready? I am. So our education initiative, which is making videos, magazines, and turnkey lesson plans for schools, we announced a few weeks ago that we were approved in Florida. And today, it's my pleasure to announce that we are making it into Texas as well. And so we now have another state by our side. The great state of Texas is now going to introduce PragerU kids in school. I have the chills. I really do. So you know what's going to be interesting to me? Well, the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Papers, LA Times, NPR, CBS, CNN, will they all go on round two of the same attacks on PragerU? And that's probably all they can do is these ad hominem attacks and lies on us because, you know, truth is not on their side. I don't know if you caught the New York Times op -ed from last week, but one of the claims they make in there is how upset they are that PragerU is undoing all the supposed great work of Howard Zinn in teaching American history. Right. Howard Zinn, for those who don't know, Howard Zinn wrote a popular history of the United States. And all of my life, I have characterized it as a proctologist's view of America. America is seen through the anal cavity. It's a despicable work. He hated the country. I had him on my show. To his credit, he came on. People can actually hear of this interview. Marisa, I'm just letting all of my listeners know this. And I asked him, did America ever enter a justified war? And he wouldn't answer. He just, you know, something to the effect it's difficult to say. He said, what about World War II? He said, I'm not even certain about that. How's that? That's the Left's hero. He couldn't even say that the war against the Nazis was a moral war. Yeah, I mean, the sad thing is that people believe this stuff. And so the attacks against us have just been vicious. And they're, I mean, I want to use the word unfair, but that would be an understatement. It is unbelievable what we went through since we announced Florida. And I do anticipate that it's not going to get any easier with Texas. But, you know, we're here to help save America's mind. And we're here to keep going no matter what attacks we experience. And, you know, Dennis, I'll just share with you a little from my heart. I truly believe that this is a spiritual battle. It's been an emotional and spiritual battle over the last two weeks. I've seen attacks come from all directions. And I know that many of your listeners have been very supportive of us. They've been writing in, you know, telling us to keep strong. And it's thanks to, you know, it's thanks to the support that we've received that we're just going to keep
A highlight from James Harden's VS. Daryl Morey
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the Unest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The Unest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the Unest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. It's the crossover, Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nagraini. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined this week by Rohan Nagraini for a mini podcast. They're both powering down a little bit, the month of August, vacation, whatnot, getting ready for training camps to open in September. But we did have some news in the NBA. Some, I don't know what to call this news. Some powerful words, some powerful, a powerful statement from one James Harden, who was over on a promotional tour over in China when he said this. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. Let me say that again. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. So Rohan, putting on a shelf for a minute the interesting location of James Harden's comics, which took place in China. Playing to his crowd. Playing to his crowd. China, of course, where Darryl Maury is not the most popular figure because of an earlier tweet years ago now about Hong Kong. Putting that aside for a moment, what did you make of James Harden choosing mid -August on a promotional tour in China to reveal at least a portion of why he no longer wants to play in Philadelphia? It's pretty incredible. Chris, you've been doing this longer than I have. Every time I think we've kind of seen everything when it comes to trade requests, like we were talking earlier, like what Damian Lillard doing this summer, pretty aggressive, his agent at least kind of publicly telling the Miami Herald, I believe, like, Damian really only wants to go to Miami. That was taking on a life of its own. This is really shocking to me on so many levels, only because I think Darryl Maury is probably the biggest James Harden fan, or at least seemed to be the biggest James Harden fan left in the NBA. He's kind of been James' biggest champion over the years. That to see those two have their relationship end up here is pretty shocking to me.
Florida Approves PragerU Content for Schools, Left Goes Berserk
"Florida governor the state of Florida's announced that a Teacher cannot be fired for showing a Prager you video That that can be that our videos can be incorporated in school curricula This has driven the left crazy the latest is the Miami Herald the big paper the biggest paper in Florida Indoctrination in Florida schools Prager use conservative content aims to change minds by Anna Ciballos Tell that Tallahassee Bureau of the Miami Herald So Listen listen to the way in which we are described and the lack of self -awareness Complete lack of self -awareness on the part of the left It's it's mind -boggling Governor Ron DeSantis repeatedly says he opposes indoctrination in schools Yet his administration in early July approved materials from conservative a conservative group that says it's all about indoctrination and Changing minds It doesn't put indoctrination in quotes. It puts changing minds in quotes they do that to us and to me constantly they make up things and They don't put it in quotes because there is no quote to offer The Florida Department of Education determined that educational materials geared toward young children and high school students Created by Prager you a nonprofit co -founded by conservative radio host Dennis Prager just for the record It's so interesting to me personally That is how the left always Described to me as a conservative talk show host, which indeed I am They never mention author of ten books most of them bestsellers That he's written the Perhaps the most widely selling Bible commentary in America today and And any of the other intellectual achievements of my life It's always that's it. That's the extent and for the left -wing reader Conservative talk show host means
"miami herald" Discussed on The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
"Who? You know, when you're getting things done, you like the boys. Oh yeah, no treat them like orphans. You gotta pay attention. Okay. Here's Josh Arnold. There's ace Cosby. There's Willy griswold. Do you think Tom likes it? I think you're very much. I know he likes it. What I do like is the high quality news that we get from Christie Lee Christian. We'll get the voice to grow up. The base of the shaft. The base, isn't that interesting. Where do you think, will? You can start at any time now. A woman visiting a Miami art fair accidentally broke an iconic statue of a balloon dog. Okay, I don't think. I don't think this is funny at all because this sounds exactly like something I do. I almost knocked an entire display of plates down and Williams and Sonoma one afternoon. Oh, really? And I thought it was a lazy Susan type deal. But it was fixed, right? Would not spin. So I gave it a shove and it just shook and then so I walked away like, what the hell? What's going on? I believe Christy, I'm sorry. That's okay. That Williams-Sonoma is designed for you to accidentally break things. You think? It's not easy to get through. That place. Don't wear a backpack. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. I'm supposed to shoplift. If you can't take a box. I'm trying to shove stuff in there. Okay, I just found this thing. The Miami Herald reports that Jeff Koons porcelain sculpture if you're not seeing this, it definitely looks like a balloon animal. How are you? It's a guy. A $42,000 sculpture was on display at the Bel Air fine arts booth during art winwood's VIP just to slow it on for a second. It looks exactly like a balloon dog. Yes. They're very famous. But this is a miniature version of his gigantic one that was worth millions of dollars. A visitor knocked it over. Artist collector Stephen gamson said he was admiring the piece. Hey, hey, Josh. Steven, yams. Samson. Yes.
"miami herald" Discussed on The Takeaway
"From the violence is happening. They're not arriving at the florida straits as we're used to seeing because of the coast guard but they arriving in the bahamas dare arriving in turkestan cake. It's i mean what we've been reporting in the last couple of weeks that the haitian migration crisis isn't just a us mexico border crisis. It's a latin. America and caribbean crisis. Were seen haitians all the way. The anna and what particularly is happening in the case of the earthquake is that those individuals desperate to get out desperate for some kind of help. They are now being targeted by traffickers. Were basically having them. Pay hundreds thousands of dollars in some cases. Get on the boat. Only to turnaround days later to end up back in haiti because they get caught or they break down on a reef in the in the bahamian waters. We've even had haitians end up in cuba so we are starting to see this crisis. Everybody in focused on del rio but the reality is while those individuals in del rio. Don't wanna go back to country that they no longer recognized and they left newbie ten eleven years ago. There are people today who are leaving trying to either get to the united states or get somewhere else in this region. Do you have a clear sense of the ways that the international community could effectively intervene to address this level of gang violence and at and at this point even the vulnerability of four nationals traveling on on mission in catholic country. Well you know interesting. Haiti's under travel for wanting from the united states right. But that doesn't really make a difference because when you talk to people missionaries You know they're committed to the work that they're doing. Just stand that. They are providing a service in a country where people are poor where the government doesn't exist and there no services but today that is the question trump international community. That is sort of. Been dancing around this issue of haiti Saint older stadium fatigue but the reality is if the us government and other in. The international community are not proactive and figure out what their response is going to be to assist haiti To deal with violence to deal with the surge in gang violence then it's going to reach a moment unfortunately where they're going to run out of options and we know today. There are several debates or several options. That have been thrown out. All of them are problematic. No return of un peacekeepers us military involvement special forces or private contractors. But you know nobody wants to pull the plug and make a decision and And when you talk to haitians would they tell you. Time is running out. Jacqueline charles is caribbean in haiti correspondent. For the miami herald as always jacqueline. Thank you so much for joining.
"miami herald" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Just all damaged station is illegal for them to continue the use of title forty two yen instead of doing the right thing if actually fighting right against really providing protection for the people that is why we mush push. We must push bat. We hired exhausted but we are here. We are here to let the migrant asylum seekers know that they are not alone would continue to fight for them who were to advocate for them because their lives matic. I wanted to the black the whipped by this officer. He's life matter so we must alternate to asking in urging the on the station to immediately stop all to petitions to haiti in view of what we have of what of what's happening. The world is watching america. I want to ask a jacqueline charles. About the latest news on the assassination of the haitian presidential vanilla. Moe's your recent. Miami herald article is headline grenade dropping drones paranoid president guards who ran latest on haiti assassination. In you write the night. Moe's was shot was actually the second time in a span of weeks. This life was in danger. According to testimony from one of the colombians custody one of the haitian americans as well two weeks earlier. A plan to arrest moe's using a bogus arrest warrant upon his return from a trip to turkey was thwarted when a signal to act was never given That's according to jana. Roberto carmona florez x. Colombian soldier now in custody. He told this to police another plan to employ disgruntled mass. Haitian police officers known as phantom five. Zero nine to the president was also aboard at according to People involved and use right according to this report What is phantom five. Oh nine who is. Joseph felix baio. And what role. May he have played in the assassination of president maurice. Is there a warrant for his arrest to find call nine is a disgruntled part inside the police. Some of them are active. Some of them are former number of them have been arrested in you know in recently but earlier this year he some of your viewers may recall. We saw the police in haiti protesting taking on the streets blowing up cars letting out prisoners had inside the police. Is this low morale people just feeling that they're working as police officers. They cannot survive. And we've been watching this implosion of a police force. in haiti. the united states government actually supports financially. The un has trained by. You know rebuild. But we've seen just crumble in front of us one of the things that i found in my investigation when i was looking at this reports in talking to people is that it appears that that low morale that struggle nick inside that he should national police found his way also into the presidential security apparatus there according to his wife. There should have been thirty to fifty police officers assigned to presidential nominees but on the night in question the seventh of july there were seven police officers that were assigned one of whom disappeared at four pm and did not come back until after the assassination this according to testimony this particular gentleman is actually a leader eighteen leader. So you had six officers that were. They are on the ground and what was interesting. Is that all of these officers who were interviewed whether they have been taken into custody for lack of action of alleged involvement or they had not been arrested but they gave providing right additional information. They told police investigators that other no circumstances that they were allowed in president job. Numb is house. So could you imagine you are part of the protection. A president being secret services nited states that they are not allowed in the in the private residence of president biden. This is what was happening here so in the name question. None of these guys and girls attempted to go inside the president's house where there wasn't evacuation plan. There wasn't a back door so for thirty to forty five minutes president of nomura eases hearing droughts dropping grenades. He's hearing automatic gunfire. He's calling the phone friend. Come come save me my life. Dangerous said reinforcements. Nobody showed up by the time you know a high ranking officer actually came. The president was dead is white seriously injured and these soldiers who insisted they were not there to kill. The president had nothing to do with it. They were there arrest him in and and to help to install. The new president is distorted. They're told they're telling along with you. Know to haitian americans who said they were translators. But you know there was this sort of firefight that was going on. But your is a former government functionary. He's been in the ministry of Of immigration is felton until may when he was fired for quote unquote ethical breaches. He worked in the ministry of the anti-corruption government unit. This is a guy who was well known in haiti's political circus circles. I mean in terms of people in power president. Moi's new gm. I heard the he at one point by joe was even shortlists for a job a job in the in the government and administration so he's described by police this report as quote unquote one of the brains of this operation. The is still juggling. Jacques fucked up. We only have about a minute left. But i just wanted to ask you in terms of the leak report. They've been over over forty people taken into custody but no indication of this in his report of who actually was the mastermind of this of this assassination. Police tell you you know. They're still saying that it was tunnel. was american doctor in pasture. That he's one of the masterminds or by jews. What are the brains. But the the but the report still does not tell us you know who finances will we have found. That miami herald are independent. Investigation is people in custody. Did not have the means financial means to finance this and so this is a job. The investigative judge now has the case. He has to continue the pro. And that's the question whether or not of the fbi h aside from the us weather now. We'll be able to find out who truly finance this very expensive and expansive operation to kill a press claim. How's the prosecutor was going to charge the prime minister area and so he fired the prosecutor and the judge was fired when he did this and under legal experts in haiti the prosecutor was out of his jurisdiction. A case has gone to an investigative judge. A prosecutor cannot melt in parallel investigation. And i think what we saw. This is an example in terms of how this case is starting to become politicized. You'll have judges who are in hiding with fled clerks or flat or part of the initial investigation. This is a concern in terms of whether or not they will allow this process to work the weights supposed to work at a country. That already has issues with us. Judiciary so the prosecutor Based on the letter that we got from the prime minister's office in and when it was dated he was already fired when he did this but legal experts said even if he was not fired he had no legal jurisdiction to try to mount a separate investigation against the prime minister are based on the fact that police were two phone calls from buys you of more than three hours after the president was killed and baio was conversations with a number of other politicians. There's walk calls. That we saw it on there where he was in inconsequential communication with somebody over two hundred ties conversations with his girlfriend. The night up in his apartment is right. There in the same neighborhood is the president. But we haven't heard anything about this other but you did hear about a fire prosecuted trying to go.
Haiti Earthquake Causes Several Deaths, ‘Enormous Damage’
"Prime minister says there are several fatalities there after that powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit sending people fleeing from their homes. Jacquie Charles covers the Caribbean for the Miami Herald. We are hearing reports of people being buried underneath the rubble. Churches have collapse. This is an area that is a rule section of Haiti's southern and western parts of Haiti. This 11 years after a similar quake killed hundreds of thousands and left much The island in ruins. More than 1.5 million Haitians were left homeless and the island is still recovering.
The Executive Editor at the Miami Herald Responds Publicly to Racist Email
"Are no strangers to receiving negative feedback on their stories. Recently, the Miami Herald's executive editor, Monica Richardson, who is the first black journalists to hold that position in the papers, 117 year history. Says she received a racist email. It was really brutal because of the language and the tone and and really the hatred that it portrayed and how this resonates with Different communities at different moments In that email, the sender expressed anger over the Miami Herald's coverage of recent Cuban American demonstrations, which shut down in Miami Highway. It noted that no one had been arrested despite a new anti riot law. In a message permeated with racist commentary, the sender referred to Richardson with a misogynistic slur. And use the phrase your people, Richardson wrote an open letter. In response in it, she writes, Like other moments of coming face to face with racism, it will sit with me for life. Martinez spoke with Richardson about why she felt compelled to respond. Now, these protests are there about something that we all care about their about fairness. And so that was not the question that I was trying to raise. It was really about people how they handle Being under pressure and that tension on issues of race and so this one was particularly as I said, the word I used. I like to think of was brutal. And so I decided to respond. Monica and you know, there's been a discussion last few years about how much of someone's humanity can go into their job when they are journalists. And it sounds like in this case your humanity came out when you read that email. It did. In fact, I wrote two versions of the column in the first version was very polite, and I came back to it and just wrote it strictly from the heart. Overwhelmingly the response that I got the positive response that I got was from the human community. So the it resonated not just with me as an African American woman, but it resonated with the Cuban community as
"miami herald" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Oh 47 FM Today's Miami Herald. They're a lead editorial. You should collapse. Condo residents have to pay property taxes. Absolutely not, writes the editorial board of The Miami Herald. The chimp Alito show, NBC News Radio's national correspondent Rory O. Neal joins us as he does at this time every morning on the gym. Pulido show has the latest on Elsa and the investigation into the high rise collapse. In Surfside, Florida as always a good morning to you, Mr O'Neill. Yes. Good morning, Pat. Morning. How are you? Hey, I'm good. Thanks. So what do we have going on in Surfside is also going to be a variable. Well, Elsa has passed in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. Some of the outer bands did disrupt the search and rescue operation. I've had to suspend things because of lightning for more than two hours. At the Miami Dade mayor says they have 36 confirmed fatalities Now 29 of those bodies have been identified, still 109 unaccounted for. Meanwhile, on the other coast on the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Elsa has moved past Tampa west of it. So really sparing Tampa Bay and now it looks like it's headed towards what we call the big bend that area between the Florida Peninsula and the Panhandle anymore. And it seems like I'm asking you this question every morning anymore on the causes of this condo collapsing, not really anything definitive. We did hear from the Miami Dade police chief yesterday who said that they are have homicide detectives working the mound as they call it, even prosecutor Representatives from the state attorney's office are also they're trying to preserve some of this evidence as necessary in case a criminal cases filed as this investigation moves forward. I don't know if you heard in the opening or not, Uh, I was looking at the Miami Herald today. Rory just to see what you know what at their level. How are they covering this story? And right out of the gate at the editorial. I don't know why it surprises me, Roy. You've been talking to me about the real estate angle on this from the get go. The editorial should collapse. Condo residents have to pay property taxes, just sort of something I would never have thought of. But these are the issues that the locals in Florida wrestling with right and you know, it's just one of those harsh realities as Surfside is a very small town now granted, you're talking about county property taxes, for the most part, which would go to Miami Dade. But you know that's the question and the way the funding formula works here in Florida, there is a sales tax. But there's no personal income tax. So there's a little bit more of a reliance on those property tax revenues to fund things like schools. So it's an interesting discussion that the editorial board brings up and it's also a little bit on the agonizing side. The search process is a slow one. I've watched a lot of the live, uh, footage And this is going on. I'm correct, Roy, This is a 24 7 At this point operation. They never stop. Even if it.
Prosecutors Will Ask Grand Jury to Probe Building Collapse
"Officials say prosecutors in Florida will pursue a grand jury investigation into the deadly collapse of the ocean front condominium building in Surfside Miami Dade County mayor Daniele Levin Kaba says she endorses a grand jury investigation I've been in close touch with our state attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and I am very supportive of the grand jury investigation but she has announced I have pledged my full cooperation as she moves forward the state attorney told the Miami Herald that she would bring the matter before the grand jurors soon to take a look at the case criminal charges in such matters are possible the investigation would examine factors in decisions that led to Thursday's building collapse I'm showing a blur
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Offered protection. This is more like it but then you have the eat. Strictly like the opposite of climate hawks environmentalists. Who are saying no. Don't put anything in biscayne bay. Do you're gonna ruin the seagrass which is also carbon sink that has been identified and the other thing that had other fracture line down here is over nuclear. Obviously if you are interested only in cutting emissions you probably support nuclear which we have. The old has nuclear power plant in the nation down here that his in interesting shape and has a really big source of attention for environmentalist. He'll feelings about you. Wanna shut down. But i've yet to see really. There's a little bit of a fracture. There are some people in the community are like well as necessary evil for now because it's better to not have any carbon emissions and it runs most of the rest on your if you got rid of it the only place with right. This minute is natural gas. That's obviously a worse choice. So maybe there's that you hear like fractures. I see the community down here. it's it's of too small. have of those fights. It's really like fifteen twenty people and so it gets kind of personal. They have any disagreements. All right here listening to miami ramp up your efforts. I know that you focus more on your local beep and obviously there's some statewide issues that are relevant to what you're doing could you maybe give a little bit of background. And there's a resilience trust fund in. And i think in some recent legislation. There's talk of a state resilience plan. Yeah so that's been one of the interesting things about covering climate change here is obviously under governor rick scott a few years ago you were reporting showed that you were banned from using the word climate. Change something i've heard. Sources confirmed to a when you're asking for grant money or working through the state so there wasn't a lot of money out there for the staff. Your governor around fantis who has sort of you know had some more environmentally friendly policies he cares about. Algae doesn't take money from vickery's you've done a couple of things. There's been a big push for a look at adaptation. Never mitigation is still like an illegal word say with the republicans run tallahassee which is the capital of florida and the governor's office but adaptation has become something that republicans in the state have been able to get their hands around primarily because of the economic benefits of it that return on investment has been proven jobs that it can develop those are those are good talking points and obviously they've constituents who don't like being flint and they would like a solution sale. This has become a more less taboo thing for republicans in florida talk out. Don't super talk about the cause or you know why happening. But they do openly say see the or is the eighth leg they adaptation and so there is a push from the state house and also from the governor's office to push forward. Something fun is still in the process of being set up but it would final a billion dollars in federal money and state budget money toward local governments to help the mmqb so them build solar panels. Help them they'll generators raises their seawalls. Do the things they need to. And there was a lot more money sheltered you a program. That's been around since the allergist called the resilient florida coastline initiative which gives local governments money to help them plan. So what is your ability. What's going on. That's been around for three to five years in pretty successful and there's also talk of maybe doing it just passing this legislation. A vulnerability plan state wise. Where are we at risk. Where do we need to spend the money who is in trouble And briefly under governor onto santa's we had a chief resilience officer to she came from dc and didn't really have obligations that they were listed with the ask for but she stuck around about six months in produced one report saying climate change. Big issue still rise is an issue. We need to come up with a solution and then she dipped to join our homeland security under trump administration. So we she was gone before we knew her by her for their that really was a signal of a sea-change pardon the pun in the way. Republicans in florida has started to embrace this issue. Today refill our position. Did not the okay. There you go. That's south attitude about the issue right. So listen i just want to go back. You'd mentioned rick. Scott i just wanna say as a first hand witness of all that i had mentioned to you i was basically the first climate change coordinator working for state agency. When he came into power. We had done a lot of climate change stuff and we heard directly for coming out the legislature. Pull down your climate change stop. This wasn't just wink wink. This was like okay. This is happening. There are staffers that are on the prowl of state government agency websites. That are looking for it. I mean it was a systematic way of scrubbing it. So it wasn't you know i was there. I was in the middle of that and we really had to put our heads down and kind of go underground in it so it was ugly. It was ugly and i think it took them like six years before he okay. You guys can do the bare minimum. So i can't believe that wasn't more of a scandal. They still the reason. I had languages that they still fight you. If you put that story his spokesperson. We'll still call you and say whenever banned it. You can't prove it so that's why i couch the language but i'm glad to have a first person account of what happened. Oh i'll say it does face. Yeah that was dark times very dark times. Okay let's talk briefly about heat so some exciting news in miami's that we thank the first designated chief heat off surfer got exactly what the name was but he doesn't extremely doesn't get enough attention. The climate change debate. And i'm guilty of not getting enough attention. What's miami doing. What is position that they created. Yeah so is she can upset. You got that right by day out by heavy though which is great. because it means it's a broader countywide look and it's an interim position. They're trying to find the funding to make this decision. Stick around which feels unmelodic of how we talk about. Heat versus flooding in the climate industry. But yeah her her all. She was actually chief resilience. Officer city of miami most recently or miss jane gilbert and her role and the role of follows. Her is going to be how. How can we build policy infrastructure to protect the city from. He something we all say we're used to or not because extremely just a totally different animal. And how can you build cooling centers. How.
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Like your ramp because i said something to today which is overdue which i love to talk about that because that's actually the number one thing anyone who's not from south florida asks me when i tell them what i do like. Oh how doomed are you. And i love that question because in one sense like you just said yet But in many others the engineering exist. The science does exist technology the policy to make it a lot more. Livable down here. Obviously what. Miami looks like in twenty one. Hundred is not going to be what it looks like now. I would assume more. Gondolas water taxis. But i think there will be some semblance of city year in fifty eight years but the quality of lives could stay pretty good for a lot of people or could go tumbling down the toilet and if we've got political leadership and the policies in place that we have for a lot of levels right now that could be an issue like solutions are out there. This solutions are now in. The science is clear. The engineering is affordable and doable. Is just the part that i think people think science us night big. It's not the leadership that's really the issue knock signs only Died totally agree but leadership is still a thing and it still has to happen to get these things done and you have one hundred thirty thousand ticking time bombs of little mini superfund sites and what you described in. That article is a lack of leadership to deal with it even when it was cheaper. So it's yeah anyway. I think there's all these aspirational things when you look at these masterplans in the city. Really thinking big and then the mundane of okay. I want a permit to build a house. And i want to put in a septic tank. Well you shouldn't really but okay here you go. That's basically what's happening right. Yeah it really is into this day article last year. New subjects are still being installed and in some places across the county. They're being installed to make affordable housing cheaper rather than the extra hundred thousand dollars. It'll cost to drag a sewer main out there on county land that the county is paying for their end. The argument is we want it to be more affordable for the people who there and that is a wonderful thing to want but at the same time are used grooming no affiliation three forty fifty years down the road by building the infrastructure that we know doesn't work we know will fail and will lead even worse health and lifestyle problems for anyone who lives in those condos fifty years from now. It just seems like we have a lot of short sighted thinking down here in florida. A lot of bill. Bill bill gogo and not a lot of stepping back and thinking. How is that working thirty years right. And if i was the federal government did or fema and you were saying that. They're just not that into about spending money on some of these things. I'd just be pointing to the sept issue and say well listen take a real crack at that for five ten years and come back and ask for for other money. Yeah and that's sort of what i've heard whispered from global sources like well you've got a former administration under donald trump's administration sorta was looking at miami dade and said we'll you know we'll give you some money for some other stuff we see you clean up your act first. Miami-dade is still under a consent decree from thirty forty years ago because they just push all their sewage directly into the ocean. No filtered not and that is still an argument with the federal government. Were you know how they claim that the federal government still requires regular progress reports. Remind me day on how it's going to stop dumping sewage in the ocean so thinking about like. How is the county going to develop a long term multibillion dollar plan to get itself offset that feels like that's an extra level of the county is not ready to even though it should have been ready to tackle years ago. Okay i want to pivot a little bit here and just again back to just covering this as a climate change reporter. This is still a relatively new topic. It's an emerging topic. How do you feel that you're covering it. Well i mean just your own personal you write great stories. But then there's this broader context of like okay. Well globally. what is miami doing even pointless because we're not going to get the emission issue under control and so you've to always unsure. Remind yourself your grounding. You're telling these local stories but how's it been covering it hard question the answer so i try to look at the patch of ground directly in front of me right like how can what is the greatest good story line to do if that someone showing up at a county government meeting in saying i really think you should ask for. You should build to a higher standard or hey you shouldn't raise the taxes on this neighborhood or hey you should raise this tax to afford Storm water pumps. You want to build. Whatever if it's something that i can that can motivate someone down here to advocate for change or asked for change. You're getting involved in the conversation. That is a wit. I don't think that there is an article i could write at. Some point of the un is reading. Say oh my god. We need a stricter climate change for like agreement between all these nations. I have my eyes on the ground directly. A blinders on. I'm here to talk to people from south florida and you're talking about florida. There's lots of wonderful incredible international journalists doing the work of how does the globe get around to fixing this. How do we all change it. And i try to like stick more local. Because i also think it can get overwhelming. If you really broaden the focus out and i think people don't like what everyone down to your talks about the doom and gloom and if you focus on solutions focus on action and advocacy and things that you do to change the situation bass a more fruitful style of reporting and writing and also i write war international stories. Nobody reads so that guy my decision making and your your editor. I'm sure to got right. Alex is going to separate topic. I'm curious about the environmental community there. And it's in some ways. It's splintering on the issue of climate change and you know even being like an adaptation group in their their emerging in miami. I always see and it's really kinda cool. How does that work as a reporter. The you know the. Let's say you're dealing with climate justice climate equity. They might have very different priorities. When you talk about these plans at the fema might be doing then. You might have more conservation oriented groups at well. How does this affect the wildlife and the bird population have. Do you feel they're monolithic. Or is the environmental committee really quite diverse there as a climate topic the climate and environmental community here and the advocacy role is pretty small by myself calling the same three people. And i've tried very hard to broaden that really when you get people who are well versed on local issues handfuls of people a handful of groups which is disappointing. I know other cities have more robust advocacy in philanthropy groups around this stuff. So i wish we had more of that but there is a splinter. It's not a very outrageous blitzer like you mentioned earlier actually what you just said When it comes to the back bay and building maybe doing discount bay. Fact-based study that the army is doing to protect protect south. Florida from of the wall is not popular with anybody. But the dude won't comedy is slightly more popular amongst the climate groups. Because they okay. You're getting your nature base solutions. You're getting something that allows people have access to the outdoors. Andrew offered protection. This is more like it but then you have the eat. Strictly like the opposite of climate hawks environmentalists. Who are saying no. Don't put anything in biscayne.
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Developers already monetize this though as it happened. Just like you're in a condo that's post-wall view type thing you know. They'll they'll figure a way to monetize if it happens in another part of that and again. I'm probably mixing some things up. That was fema and the federal government was thinking about this. But then the city of miami or miami dade creed is really ambitious proposal instead of that. Is it like one in the same. Or they're gonna have dunes mangroves and that they're using work on a nature based solutions to prevent them the flooding and storm surge. Now does that have anything to do with sea level rise or that is just focused on storm surge so right now the idea is to come up with an ad because there's a limited time where the army chorus here working on this draft and a limited time where we can get the wording of this final report end so that it could potentially be funded by congress so right now the focus is really on storm surge and is not a county lead idea. Technically developers actually submitted this idea their own version of the higher the renting firms to the renderings and talk about the potential model. Although obviously they didn't give us Had three years to do it in these engineers had like three weeks to do it but the idea was supported by developers in downtown miami and backed up by my day. County hits the mining politicians. Who all tried to are are working in the process right now of convincing the army corps to change. Its mind and say okay. Well we have a wall. What if it's only ten feet instead of twenty and there is a do also and so it looks a little bit better which is a huge issue for the downtown set and it has a more injury solutions. It's it's the mangroves will slow a storm surge they will Clean water which created a recreational area for voters like pitch sort of the multiple benefits crowd. Here is saying we can do better than justice. Seal all so we'll see how that goes right now still in the thick of it but yeah it was. It was Politicians and resilience offices here have been really working with army core trying to get them to be a little more flexible on what that could look like and people with developers have a huge investment. The huge stake in what the future of the city looks like including the protections like they to keep investments safe if they're the kind of developer who holds onto for thirty years and they want people to buy and people are scared of sperm. storage newspaper. is your ovaries. They won't come in by four billion dollar condo directly on the waterfront in downtown miami Pressing concern for a live real estate people out here okay. So another article. You wrote fantastic articles about septic tank. You don't normally tucked tanks are going to be so exciting and it's going to be so interesting. But in the context of seal or is and flooding. It was great. And so you were talking about how these ticking time bombs hundred and twenty eight hundred. Thirty thousand septic tanks and they're building more and some of them are ready kind of exploding so to speak in the ways that the impact biscayne bay which is just as beautiful bay there but it's having all sorts of pollution issues and so i just want to say as i was reading this i'm pretty jaded. I mclamb a guy so cynical about everything. I was getting so angry and it just reminded me how florida is really run in your article. Just you know. Every time is city officials even though the they have good faith efforts. They want to solve these problems. Or just they kept okaying news update permissions or you're supposed to they're trying to convert these updates to go into the city system. The sewer system like most rational large cities had decades ago. And yet they're still half as bad or they still come up with excuses not to require anyone so just in that context. Maybe one elaborate a little bit more of what you were saying that article. Yes so. I think it's funny these. We don't expect the subject during the sexy one. But i will tell you never got more emails in my professional career from anything written than stuff to tanks people care so much shit up that dictates great. I'm always as a reporter thrilled. People care about what i write about. It is funny that this is the climate issue. Everybody in south. Florida has a lot of opinions on speak. It's important one it's in. That's kind of what i try to write about. Is this something that affects lots of people you know the idea of having been taking. Your home is grades. Cheap until it isn't it's better than paying that county sixty dollars a month or whatever it is until it blows up and you are forced to trade out and join the joined. The city sewer line or whatever which could be ten fifteen thousand dollars and the majority of people who live in south florida. Do not have that cash and ready to go. So what we have in florida in miami dade specifically like you said at one hundred thirty thousand septic tanks better still here right now in like ten thousand of them flood regularly and fail regularly because the several feet of drainage area that they're supposed to have is there any more. The rottweiler has risen selection that little layer of salt underneath a porous. Rock is the bit that of south. Florida florida is full. And we just right into your septic tank and like you said it. Wicks that away taking straight into biscayne bay leads to high nutrients fish kills and all sorts of gross stuff. Lots and lots of swimming advisories big problem breasts year and it's kind of intractable because politicians let it be that way ahead opportunity to solve it for decades. They knew the problem since the fifties which miracle points out and they continually kicked the candle. They said it was too expensive when it costs a million dollars too expensive when it costs a billion dollars and now it's three four more billion dollars to fix all because they didn't want to face the wrath of residents were at the pay for developers by forcing them to all new. Construction has to connect to sept instead of septic in easy thing that most civilized cities and counties across the country did a long time ago especially when they're facing environmental problems. Like we are down here with the subject tanks yet. It's an equity issue because not everyone can pay for it and it is eight environmental issue because of climate change. Raising groundwater levels is a climate issue now and could lead to all sorts of problems in. It's something that the county has only just now started to address but finding the money to address it. Related counts this point. They're just counting on the federal government Today and the federal government is not really interested in doing that. So it's a tough spot down here. Well as i was finishing reading. And i was gonna comparing it to the previous article about these masterplans. All these ambitious ways to deal with flooding in walls and such and i thought to myself they're doomed. Because if they how much they kicked the can on the issues of septic tanks you guys can even muster the government fortitude to deal with this issue which is just so awful that how are they going to really make these other tough decisions and can be really angry. Angry about the history of florida. Year florida when you read the swamp right we. Everyone is operatives. Read the swamp. And you're just get angry as used to see all these bad decisions that have made and like you said. Miami is supposed to be the serious big international city and they can't manage to put people on like a city sewer system. They're just still building septic tanks and it's like sand it's limestone compared to the bedrock of other cities. When you put in sewer. They still took the cheap easy way. Out and put in septic tanks again this issue of equity. Well there's you know lowering people all over the country and they still managed to get them on city sewer so anyway. That was a bit of a rant. I know i. I like your ramp because i said something to today which is overdue which i love to talk about that because that's actually the number one thing anyone who's not from south florida asks me when i tell them what i do.
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Downtown miami. I'm thinking of somebody who lives in. Little haiti in is barely holding out of their house because of gender vacation that cost. I worry about how unevenly that cost is going to be applied. When is it that makes sense talking about expensive. Not necessarily like that. Number out of context is not ohio but what it actually means in context of the residents of the city. Okay and so to your point though okay. Is that expensive in regards to the future costs if you do nothing and how do you bring that you have a unique responsibility. I mean maybe there are a few other sectors but there's actually a lot of sophisticated modeling going on saying if you don't do x. y. and z. It's going to cost twenty five billion dollars and there's a lot more of that kind of economic modeling coming out. Do you try to bring that into your articles in that almost to me. It's like kind of breaking stories like listen if they don't spend five billion dollars it's gonna cost the citizens of the city fifty billion dollars and that's just not some pulling out of nowhere. These are the those future projections in climate. Change is all about future projections. Which makes your job a lot harder. But you try to bring that in as really gets more urgency to the story. And i think i can always be doing a better job if this realizing now. I forgot to talk about what. I'm about to in this piece of water master plan but so we have a few readers are where the four counties down here in south florida got together about a decade going to form the south florida climate compact. I'm so before when the state was abandoning their responsibilities to privacy for seal the rising climate change these forecasts got together and started working on policies coming up with a similar standard and putting out research and using it to inform. How can government how they can prepare for sea level rise and one of the most recent days they did with lee came out last year early. Last year was a report on the business case. It was an arline return on investment. Study for what is it gonna cost. Cities counties to adapt and how much will cost if they don't and broke it down. I think miami dade county had the absolute best return on investment attended a one and that didn't encode everything that was just some things just the is just elevating view buildings but there is a tremendous tremendous financial. They're a tremendous amount of financial reports out there. That show adaptation is one hundred percents worth for both the federal government whether they've developed a storm and down to the individual resin. Whether you have to go stay at a hotel for a couple of months for a couple of months if your house is ruined or if you can stay home the whole time but yeah the numbers are there. The data is there. It's very clear. And i can do much better job reporting because we've written about it before but i sometimes forget not. Everyone reads every single thing. And i think it's also good to give people some context. I always forget to this. Problem makes your job harder. You've got the city of miami but then you've got miami. Dade and the counties in florida can be really powerful may be compared to maybe some other states in. so you've these overlapping government entities. Then you got local communities there and so when we talk about miami it it's it's a much more complex thing than that right. Miami dade is the biggest county in florida the most populous country. I should say and there are thirty. Four municipalities in it of which is one. Miami is the biggest in terms of population. But yeah it's a huge. I say miami. Most the time talking about the greater miami area and yeah you'll see miami beach in the county will lead on some of these policies that you have three dozen other disabilities that don't care or don't look into this or and there's only so much power. The county actually has over those cities so really. It is complicated. Getting up in the wagon on board heading the same direction thing that the county is tasks down here which can be really complicated. I consider homepod beach part of miami. It's just a brawling mess of commercial area from the all away debris. Let's happen there. Yeah south florida is definitely its own beast can hurt the rest of the state and yeah people will say all the way up to columbia county. Hope by heavy but i understand i. I'm from the west coast of florida too. So there's just different attitude in against some of your stories. When i'm always thinking like when you're writing a story you have to wear all these different hats. It's again the urgency of an issue like you're analyzing the city's plan for flooding or septic ings or whatever and so much comes down to the science of sea level rise and as a reporter working for a newspaper and you've colleges in your articles to its. Well i'm starting from a position that this you know. Newspaper thinks it's going to be five sea level rise because we've talked to x y and z scientists. But the city's only thinking to two feet. How do you create a baseline for yourself. Because that maas create that context on the questions you want to ask. Are you guys doing enough. How does that work rights. That's a great question and actually wind that thankfully. Before i even got here kind of already had an answer so when i was referencing south florida climate contact earlier. One of the most important things they've done is they set a local steel rise standard. So is your readers. Now as your audience knows it's you know the amount rate of similar is is not the same everywhere and the west coast can experience different east coast gulf coast totally different subsidence. Whatever so every five years crop of the best scientists in the four counties down here get together and they produced a document that shows the four five curves. You think you should be looking at and here are the two curves that we think should be your range so i think the no intermediate high is the upper boundary in the Intermediate is the lower boundary. So you've a range of seventeen to twenty one inches or whenever it is off the top of my head and all of the local counties down here have agreed to build future buildings to that accept that as their standard so when i referenced it down year the kind of already is that easy understood benchmark that i can.
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Stick around until the end of this episode to hear their trailer. Okay adapters. let's take journey to florida and talk. Local climate adaptation. alex harris. The miami herald hate actors. Welcome back today. I have a very exciting upset. I'm talking with alex harris. Alex is the climate change reporter at the miami herald newspaper. Hi alex welcome to the podcast. Happy to be here. Okay so we are going to be talking about one of my favorite subjects. Florida in am a native floridian. I know all about florida so you are climate change reporter. What does that mean so the herald's first outrage reporter which is still a tough thing to explain to. My co workers can keep introducing meet other people the environment reporter. We have a very capable of wonderful reporter at the paper but my is separate. It means that. I instead of focusing on the broader questions of like what's up with wildlife. What's up with people. I'm pretty much primarily hyper focused on climate change so for me. It means a lot of adaptation not much vacation because florida talking about how people adapting or failing to adapt to these future. conditions are auto cases current conditions. We're experiencing down here. It's my understanding that you are the only reporter solely dedicated to the issue of climate change in the entire southeast as accurate. As far as i'm aware although there are some wonderful report for america fellow is starting to join us with the papers. I believe in north carolina the hebrew reporter who he's trying to focus as much as they can on climate change. But at least when i started three years ago i had a really hard time finding anybody who covered local league. Climate change tons of national orders. Doing great stuff in the space but from a local local level out there do speculate on why that is. I have always seen climate changes in the arctic. Polar very issue right. It's international thing. It's a global thing which obviously it is and has always seemed like somebody else's problem like oh those poor villages that are gonna get flooded out those poor people experiencing those crazy droughts. But that couldn't happen here. We're finding somebody else's problem and anyone who was this. Your podcast knows. It's absolutely not very personal. Local issue for millions and millions of people around the world including americans especially we have one of the biggest and most vulnerable cities on the coast in the world. Were right up there on with places in indonesia or places all across the world and that means of you can think about as issue that affects people at something you have to think about as an issue that affects you personally eddie. Newsrooms are starting to grasp that and ask. They're already stressed out. Staff to do a little bit more with less than try to also cover this on top of everything else. But i think even readers are starting to ask for it. That's what happened here. We had a lot of reader. Interests led to our management. Saying you know. I think we should devote a lot more energy and time and attention to this topic and our leadership is really appreciate very important topic to lots of people here in south florida. Well you hear that. In the adaptation space bid all adaptation is local which i think is true to a large extent. Maybe not completely. But what's happening. I guess with local newspapers and local news across the country just comes at a terrible time for any number of reasons but just as climate change in adaptation is is emerging as a huge issue. The newspaper industry is still just reeling. From okay what what's going to happen for the future for you guys right. It's not a great time to industry is still a fabulous industry to be but it is tough financial. He i mean we have hedge funds buying out major chains. There's lots of layoffs. The advertising models on off cliff third always found at the miami herald and other local papers. If you can provide information that no one can find anywhere else like curious how climate change affects your day to day life. Yours yours. accents are gonna go up. People will still pay pay for that information they will still click on it and be interested in engage with. I think we've released seem. Climate change coverage is one of the main things it's going to help us carry through. It survived tough period. And i wish that there was this sort of dedication to this topic across the country. Because it's not just louisiana in miami places where in arizona all these places where were these. Policies are changing adaptation. This happening or not happening. And that affects your quality of life. The next thirty years and i think if people there is more rigorous journalism locally around this topic there will probably be more action around it more people invested in politicians talk about it or solutions before we got the jump into the topics that you're covering because i love talking communication adaptation. But what about just how you got to where you are in your career. I'm sure there's not a lot of climate journalism schools. So how did you get to the position where you heart as a climate change department. I'd love to hear more about your background and they send the work that you're doing before. Yeah i'm in my first few years of the journalism industry still. But i knew i wanted to do something involved with the environment from like a younger age of my mom's intel landscape contracting so she's always talked to me about the importance of like you know florida friendly landscaping the way we can use natural spaces natural solutions to solve these kind of flooding in heat. Problems in. My dad is a civil engineer. Who was of the first local business Businessman in florida in orlando to install solar panels on his building and cut his and built electric car from scratch. I helped him do in high school which was really fun. My family's always been really interested in these solutions. So when i got to colleges with something i knew i wanted to do and you know at math and science not my strong suit writing it so i figured that business. How from clever journalism happens. And you're right. There's really not classes on environmental journalism or climate journalism. But i studied journalism and sustainability at the university of florida. And when i ended up at the herald. Right after i graduated. I covered a lot of things sometimes. People's pet alligators in their backyards. Rec- those stories. Yeah this guy like to eat rates. He was very well head gator. I'd been covered higher education for a moment there before they created this as i said earlier in relation to our readers asking for more clench each coverage. And so i've been on the beef about three years. I absolutely love is the thing. I wanna do the topic. I want to write about. And it's the audience. I wanna right to so as a reporter in. I've never been a reporter like you have in that. You need to develop relationships. You need people that you need to touch base with Local government a nonprofit. And so you have. I'm sure your network of people that you do your job by bam to tap into this network of people that provide you with information is private industry embraced you because you have to talk to them to. Are they skeptical. Have they been good partners. How that all works. But i think good question. I spent most of my time talking to public officials. And i'd really rather prefer spending time talking to regular citizens about what you think about the seawall. Ordinance what do you think the flooding in your courage. And i have started talking a lot more cried industries. They are huge part of the here..
"miami herald" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Hey it outdid. Welcome back to the podcast. This is truly an exciting episode. I love talking to journalists in. Joining me is alex harris. The climate change reporter for the miami herald in fact the only reporter dedicated completely to the topic of climate change in the entire southeast. We learn what it's like covering local adaptation issues. Everything from miami considering building a twenty foot wall around the city to the insidious problems of dealing with septic tanks and the threat of hurricane flooding and sea level rise learn how the region keeps punting on this important issue. And why. it's so hard to deal with these local infrastructure topics. We talk about a nearly decade old rolling stone article on miami and climate change that still haunts the minds of local officials. I'm a native floridian. And i did some of my earliest work in the adaptations based in florida. It's a beautiful wild and confounding place and you'll hear from alex what it's like to cover adaptation at the local level. This was a fun and exasperation conversation. I hope you enjoy okay upcoming upsets. I'm working on a two part series. Learning how nantucket island in massachusetts is adapting to climate. Change i'm also doing an episode with the conservation group. The sky island alliance based here in arizona will learn some the long term impacts of climate change on the beautiful and unique sky island ecosystem. Yes some great episodes are on your way but before we get started. I wanted to tell you about another great sustainability podcast. How do you deal with all the bad news about climate. Change and humanity sustainability crisis. Well you could cry incessantly. Pretend there's no problem but that's not nearly it's fun or useful as listening to the crazy town podcast. Each episode of crazy town challenges the status quo and makes you think differently about how we could live on planet earth in crazy town. You'll feel like you're hanging out with smart and funny friends gaining insights and sharing laps. Follow crazy town wherever you get your podcast crazy. Down is part of the post carbon institute podcast network..
Miami Beach declares spring break emergency
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Miami Beach declares state of emergency and curfew as spring break crowds spark safety concerns
"Miami Beach officials imposed emergency eight p.m. to six a.m. curfew, saying large out of control spring break crowds cram beaches, trash from restaurant properties and brawled in the streets. They're advising tourists and hotel guests to stay indoors during the curfew. Interim city manager Raul Agua tells the Miami Herald. He recommends keeping it in place through April 12th or the end of spring break.
Florida woman posing as plastic surgeon arrested after botched nose job
"Hate tips. David As a former news director, someone says Hey, can we do these tips? Yeah, blah, blah, blah. But Maybe early in the week for a tip. I'm just saying. If you're going to have your nose operated on and like a nose job, make sure that the person the plastic surgeon Is really a plastic surgeon. What Yeah. This Florida woman arrested for posing as a licensed plastic surgeon. After she botched that dude's nose job, Holyroodhouse. Holy cow! The goal to just say Yeah, I'm gonna cut open your nose. Wow. So you start out this week with some irritating news from over the weekend. This is one of those words. Whatever you're going through, today's probably not This bad. Your nose is all jacked up and you don't know what to do to fix it because You hired this plastic surgeon That's not really a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. This is Castalia a minute. The Rodriguez. Thank you. She's 56. She was actually in the middle of performing another procedure the other day. Went around, police nabbed her mid surgery. That's from the Miami Herald. Mid surgery. Yes. Good. Dolly. Investigators have been looking into her after this former patient contacted them and said. My nose job got messed up. So the guy identified by local outlets as been Senzo Zer Low, said he paid 2800 bucks for the surgery. It does seem a little cheap, doesn't it? Yeah. Yes, it does. The rhinoplasty. I mean, I don't know how much those go for, but 2800 does just seem cheap to me. Well, she botched it. So he's like, Hey, this is messed up. You see this right job, fix it for you. Look at me. So then there was a second procedure. I said, my nose is still deformed. So he asked him minute de Rodriguez for her medical license number and her medical malpractice insurance information. She's like, no I can't give you that. Sorry. Wow. Yeah. Yeah,
"miami herald" Discussed on The Zest
"Good goodwill him. I trust i trust with the with the truth. So i think tampa has a good claim on it. I will say this though. I will say this it strikes me as as a little bit arrogant bear with me strikes me as a little bit arrogant for tampa claim at someone in cuba. An actual human didn't take cuban bread roasted pork which was plentiful ham and cheese. And make a sandwich out of it. I so my my guess without any fact is that more than likely cubans are the ones who came up with a cuban sandwich. Now the tampa give it. That name maybe put some salami in there. that's possible. I'm i'm willing to concede that. And i'm willing to concede that they that they predate miami a such a a loyalist such a regionalist to say that That miami's the center of the universe But i think let's let let's have cubans have the cuban sandwich and let's have tampa say that they were the wants to give it that name. So that's where i stand on that one for the record. Okay well we can agree. We had we've had Andrea guns mart williams from the columbia restaurant on the podcast. She was actually our first guest in one. So that's where my loyalty lies. But i your perspective and carlos free as it was so nice to talk to you. I'm going to have to go back. And listen to all your wonderful vintage anita podcast episodes. And if you do decide to move forward with the stadium hotdog idea give us a shout out for sure for sure. I'll call when the dog for sure we would love that. Well thank you so much. It was really nice to talk to you carlos. Free is the miami herald student dining editor a james beard award winner and the guy behind the fantastic twenty nine thousand nine podcast series. Love ain't anita which we've linked to in the show notes. He's also the author of me with you a secret search for family in a forbidden cuba now. Some of the folks cuddles mentioned in our interview have also been featured on the zest lake chef. Michelle bernstein and cuban sandwich authority jeff. How if you'd like to do a deep dive on either of them just head over to our website. The zest podcast dot com. I'm deli cologne. I produce s with help from cheyenne jaguars and markes copyright. Twenty twenty one. Wsf public media..
"miami herald" Discussed on The Zest
"Head south on. I ninety five or even faster just go online and read the work of cuddles us. He's the miami herald food and dining editor and james beard award winning writer at argue that carlos could also add travel agent to his resume because his writing will transport you to miami. He writes about the magic city like a south floridian could from heartfelt stories about the intersection of food and immigration to the offbeat trend of eating iguana meat. And of course coffee. I recently chatted with carlos about all these topics and more. My name's carlos. I'm no food and dining editor at the miami herald and i come to the herald a long background as a former sports writer and features writer in another lifetime. Oh that's so cool. And speaking of sports when i google has. I'm sure you know you share a name with a professional baseball player from the dominican republic. So how's that will. I was here first. Okay that's all. I'm saying i had that handle i but he is. You know even though. He's apparently not like a superstar. He is definitely still more famous than i have a team up and do a line of stadium hotdogs together or something. I'm just all god that would be genius. You can use that. That's all yours. That's free so tell me how did you get into being the food writer. How did you become the food writer at the miami herald taking a leap from the sports world. Well some years back. I jumped from Reading just indepth features of about sports figures into writing general features about Folks in the community now is writing at the palm beach post at the time and i was incredibly liberating. You don't have to feel like. I was telling stories of people who were not stars but they deserve to be stars. They deserve more recognition than you know somebody because they could hit a baseball. And i just find it really rewarding the feedback i got from writers was it was it. Was everything you know is everything you want is journalists to feel like you're tapped into the community and i was fortunate enough to work with a really talented oppose prize winner Liz balmaceda who is the Food editor at the palm beach post and she said you know you can tell really great stories through food so i started doing that some years back and i found it was another avenue to tell really great people stories and you all the way the world works. You know miami herald had an opening and they said. How'd you like to be the food editor. And i and i said i think that's a terrible idea because i've never been an editor first of all to begin with an i never had an entire food section but it really just became a platform to just kind of do everything related to food inability to kind of. Just look at all the news everything that was happening in the world and try to say. What's the food angle to this story. And it's been such fertile ground like i never. I never run out of things to write about. Yeah i can imagine so. What are some stories over the years. That didn't have an obvious food angled but that did have to do with food or that did affect food in some way of off the top of my head you know. Florida has this phenomenon which. I'm sure you're aware of where anytime the temperature drops below like fifty degrees or so are native invasive species. The green iguana tends freeze and fall out of trees. Iranian one is in florida so around this time last year..
2 FBI agents killed, 3 injured while serving warrant in Sunrise, Miami
"Agents are dead and a number of others wounded After serving a warrant in Florida this morning, The Miami Herald reports. One source claims at least five agents were shot to gravely wounded now reports to have died. The agents were serving a warrant in sunrise to a man suspected of possessing child pornography. And, uh, no other details were immediately available at this time.
"miami herald" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Homeland Security to guarantee the plant workers in the country illegally are safe from deportation. And Jim Jim pursuer reports five of the six workers who died were Mexican citizens. We have 36 degrees on Peachtree Street, Cold and Wendy today. Wind advisory until 4 p.m. Today. Northwest winds gusting over 30 Miles an hour at times 10 degrees below normal today. Ah, hard freeze tonight and again tomorrow night little warmer Thursday and Friday, turning cold again next week. Chance of light snow Saturday night North suburbs too small to worry about for now, and WSB meteorologist Kirk Miller says this cold and wind is part of that massive storm that left two people dead in the Northeast breaking news from South Florida this morning of 25 FBI agents reportedly shot while serving a warrant. This is Brooke Schaeffer reporting from Sunrise, where an agent on the scene told me there are injuries but couldn't go into any more detail. Sources tell our partners at the Miami Herald. Five agents were possibly shot too gravely injured, three are Not in serious condition. Those same sources tell the Herald. This was a child porn investigation. The scene in Sunrise is a multi agency investigation. We are still waiting for an official update from the FBI, and the shooting reportedly happened around six o'clock this morning. Another shooting. Police say one person in custody after six people, including five young Children, were shot to death at a home in Oklahoma. Police say officers responded to a call about 1 30 this morning of multiple people shot at a home in Moscow G That's about 45 Miles south east of Tulsa. When officers went inside the scene, they discovered four small Children. Had been shot. And one adult male police public information officer Lin Hamlin says police arrived they found a suspect leaving that home that suspect eventually captured and is in custody. Update on the new U. K variant of.
Washington Post's Executive Editor Announces Retirement
"Announcement of the retirement of a man who's probably one of the biggest figures in current day journalism. Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. He is retiring from the Washington Post after eight years on the job. No, no to a staff today. Baron says he'll leave at the end of next month. Caps of 45 year career in journalism, the post 1 10 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership. Baron calls the entire experience deeply meaningful, but it's 66. He feels he's ready to move on. You may remember Baron also edited The Miami Herald and the Boston Globe is working the Globe. Was portrayed by actor Liev Schreiber in the Oscar winning film spotlight about the Catholic Church sex
"miami herald" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"How about that Carefree Cave Creek? I'm seeing all these pictures on social media. It is really great. It is crazy. We we heard it was going to snow in a few places tomorrow. Well, it's already done that here, his hail their trees down. I'm also seeing Chad. A lot of this is on social media. Lot of crashes. Yeah. What? Zoe, We struggled with the with the roads get slick, and nobody knows what to do. And the funny thing is, people say, Well, how do you guys You know what you guys drive, Samantha said. Well, here's the thing that difference between other places that are set up for this. You know, this is The We have such long periods of time where we don't have any rainfall, and there's so much oil and stuff that builds up on it. The minute any water hits it all of a sudden it becomes like black ice. And and also, we're not. We're not good at run offs. We don't have that kind of run off some places. No, no s. Oh, there's hail. There's rain. There's snow and there's gravel. Oh, There's Garoppolo. What you call it. Sludge is not what? I can't know what it's grapple. You call you call it splurge Earlier, I called it slurred. Yeah, I like to make up new words to not Garoppolo. That's a quarterback for the Niners. Yes, maybe not for long Crumble. Grovel, grovel, OK? Larry King passed away over the weekend. Did you ever interviewing? I did actually, a long time ago. Did you enjoy it? Or did he take over the interview in one interview? He was actually very nice. He was interviewed. He's He's a little straightforward and tourists but, you know, very nice interviewed him. I don't know a few years ago. And you know, when you introduce him, he's got all these accomplishments. Right? And you're like Larry King rated number one here. Best selling author Did this married nine times did this right, But the only hate women right and then you say, Larry, you know, it's nice to have you on the show. This is what he said to me after I introduced him. Listen, I am a humble guy. I am. I am not infatuated with my position. I am not, you know, given the anything but being a regular guy, so you can refer to me as your Highness. Funny sense humor, huge Dodger. He was Dodger fan in Brooklyn Dodger Fan. We used to go there, he said. He was he was two seats down from my family's tickets, and he was again an interesting character came from virtually nothing as far as ever get, like a high school diploma, and I love how he got his name King. They said. Nobody can remember your last name. So he goes. You gotta come up with a new one. That's what the guy told them The PD at the at the station in Miami because I'm walking back. Miami Herald's right there. Kings discount liquor. There you go. OK, that was it. And he changed his name A couple years later to Real name's Larry. Yes. Williams, Larry Lawrence. All right, But I didn't know that King's discount liquor. And then he finally changed his name. Yeah, Zeder. Lawrence zero. That fascinated me is all these. You know, huge celebrities and politicians and world leaders and all that. He never prepared. No, he never prepared for an interview. You didn't want to. You know, it used to say I learned more when I'm not talking, right? He was just inquisitive. Yeah, but I mean, he never googled Did you know that? Yeah, not once. Never Googled.
How Lawrence Harvey Zeiger Became Larry King
"Harvey My dad's name. Zeder in Brooklyn, New York, Laurence Harvey is eager to try and he started his radio career at a very small station in Miami Beach. And needless to say, his boss didn't love the name Lawrence Zeder. So if you understand how he became Larry King. Here's how the story went courtesy of Conan O'Brien. Now King is not your real last name. Is that right? What is your real Last name? Gi Girl was born with the name Lawrence Harvey's Iger's e E I g e R And I got the name King. In a funny way. My first day on the radio, all my life I've dreamed of being underrated. This was my I never want to be anything else but a broadcaster finally get hired A small station Miami Beach. Finally, my dreams come true. Get a job. Gonna start Monday morning is a disc jockey and all weekend. I'm nervous on practicing and it's quarter to nine small radio station general manager Close me and he says, Well, you're ready. I said, I'm ready. This is your big day. You're starting radio. I was 22 years old. Yes, This is what name you going to use my says Larry Zeiger, he said you can't use it. That's a wise Well, it's ethnic people won't know how to spell it. They won't remember it. I said, Well, what? Whoa! I'm nervous enough. And he had the Miami Herald Open. I was an ad for Kings wholesale liquors. On. He said. Wait a minute. That's what the air was. Kings Wholesale liquors 1925 Walden Road, Huh? Says, Why don't you take Larry King? So you're named after a sale on booze? I am there grow vast liquors there. Wow. Could have been Larry Wholesale letter. I know that could've been you see, Accepted. What Worse He's right. He could have been a lot of words. Andy, you know I love you. I love you. Do not break and you know, you know why your career hasn't bounced for because you would have named the guy Larry, Larry and I tell you, and that would have been funny for a week. There's about they would never, ever. That would shut ins that would have made me the Here are their hero, but they never would have been a Larry's wholesale liquor live 10th anniversary. Very
"miami herald" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sports from around the world. Here's Dan Schwartzman. Thanks Dad. The Sun is reporting that Manchester United will win the race to sign RB Leipzig defender Dia Trapani Kano over Liverpool and others around £55 million in Sunday action. Bruno Fernandez Scores in the 78 minute on a free kick sent Manchester United onto the fifth round of the F A cup over Liverpool, Frieda to Old Trafford. The Reds have now lost back to back matches for the first time since March of last year. Elsewhere, Chelsea advances three mil over Luton town is Tammy Abraham scores a hat trick Leicester City knocks off rent for 3 to 1 well evident. Chucks out. Sheffield Tuesday three mil in Germany Bayern Munich moves seven points up in the Bundesliga table. The four nil win over shock 04 while in Syria event he shuts up Polonia. Two mil on that leaf falls to Hellas Verona 3 to 1. ESPN reports that Houston Texans quarterback to Shawn Watson wants to be traded regardless of who was hired by the team as their next head coach. The three time pro Fuller has been unhappy with the direction the team in its hiring of the new GM and coach. While the report in the Miami Herald says the 25 year old would prefer to be traded to the New York Jets. Tom Brady in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to Super Bowl 55 is NFC champions with a 31 to 26 win over the Packers in Green Bay. As Brady heads to his 10th Super Bowl game, they have C championship game. The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Finally, the New York Yankees, making a move trading for prospects, the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Jameson Taylan, I'm Dan Schwartzman match. Bloomberg World Sports Update markets Headlines and Breaking News 24 Hours a day at Bloomberg, calm the Bloomberg business APP and at Bloomberg Quick. Take these. He's a Bloomberg business plan. You've got a rally in.
"miami herald" Discussed on KGO 810
"So any of you want to talk about Larry King, and I think it's worth it. I think it is. So let's Oh, permit. You're back. Irma Welcome. I am good. Go ahead. All right. Cool. Yeah, Yeah, I pulled over. I'm going on a trip through the mountains right now. So I pulled over in a good spot. You got no Larry King up. He entertained, uh, really, really privileged position here in America being an influencer and getting to the pinnacle position on CNN daily. No, that's influences like me and you, We hope toe grow and guide our flock to get to that size one day. It's a really, um, influence firing. I suppose I should say for all people who are like us, who hope to thread images and messages to others to see him. You know, Pastor he put down before? I don't know if it was like you were, um, mentioning before that he was a Jewish man and the overall presentation that face enjoy, and media positions might have added to his ability to get to that position. But regardless of that, he stands as an inspiration to all people, and it was the influence. It was pure luck. It's very important for people to know. He simply looked into what he wanted it, but he lucked into it. It was a locker room, nepotism, right locks, ism, nepotism. Whatever it may have been. He wasn't influencer, And in that position, he guided people in the nation, regardless of which side of his opinion to stand on. He was an influencer, and he got to involve her in influential positions. All right, you know, he once said. That, Uh, hey, still couldn't believe even later in life. How lucky he wasps. Hey, couldn't believe the life he'd had. And by the way, not every talk show host wants to be Larry King. But Larry King always wanted to be a talk show host. I have to tell you as a talk show host. I agree with him. It's a great gig. It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know people. And for people to get to know you. And when you stop and you think about people who never made it Who love their work. It's just it's important is the one who becomes a Larry King. And I can't All right, let's go to Sadie calling from Union City City. Welcome to KGO. Thank you. Well, I was working for the Miami Herald newspaper. And I used to hear, um Larry King, you know when he was a disc jockey over on the beach And, uh, then all of a sudden he went to a bunch of department stores and ran a big high bills and he left count. And so I had a very poor opinion of him. I thought he was a swindler. And then I came out here to California. And I was I like to hear him interview people, but I still had a bad opinion of him. But then I read a book, he wrote, And he said that he grew up very poor in Brooklyn, and he said that Hey, was a Democrat, and he said that when he was leaving Miami, he said he had no money and he went to the airport. He said he would like to read a newspaper. But he didn't have money even to buy the newspaper, you know, And so he has somebody if they could have their newspaper, and they let him have it. And then I felt so sorry for him, you know? And I understood why he didn't pay when he left because he really didn't have any money. No money, and I listened to him tonight. Talk about that. He, uh he had no money, and he he gambled. He was in those days, a gambler, and he made some huge mistakes. But the great thing I thought that he was the greatest interviewer that I ever heard, and I loved to hear him. Yeah, I have to tell you when you listen now to the reminiscences. I still feel that way. Hey, I appreciate Sadie so glad you're in Union City. It's like so much for 1580808 10. If you have a chance because CNN will run it again. Their show about Larry King, which is one hour Was just just beautiful. Didn't exaggerate. It didn't cover up. You told the truth. 4158080 a 10 on John Rothman and you are listening to K G O Smoke it. Smoke.
A protected right? Free speech and social media
"President Trump was banned from Facebook and permanently banned from Twitter. For certain inciting language. We also watched his Amazon suspended the right wing social media platform parlor from its sight lawsuit ensued. It's pending. People are crying. First amendment has been violated. What are your rights are their First Amendment rights when it comes to Social Media and consortium media banned people for reasons that it feels are appropriate. Joining us to talk about this is very interesting is she was Eric Goldman. Who is a professor of LOT Santa Clara University School of Law in the Silicon Valley, his co director of the high tech Law Institute, and he is gonna explain it all to us. Hi, Professor Goldman. Thank you for joining me. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. I'm gonna start by asking you Is there a first Amendment right that a person has to use Twitter. The short answer is no. The First Amendment only applies to state actors entities of the government. Since Twitter is a private actor, private publisher. It's not covered by obligations that the government is So in and I just I wanna explain it this way. If I am saying things that are harmful or offensive, and I say to Twitter what you have to publish them, it doesn't create a First Amendment problem for Twitter. Meaning Twitter can't be forced to publish things that it doesn't believe are appropriate. Is that a fair way to look at? Yeah, that's 100% correct. In fact, if you look at the First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, And so when Twitter is choosing to publish their party content, it's acting is a function of the press. So the First Amendment applies under that freedom of the press obligation Now, people there's something about it that Is driving everyone crazy because in this country, we believe we can say anything at any time. And who is it? Who are our Amazon? And who is Facebook? And who is Twitter to tell us what we should be hearing and not hearing. Explain to our listeners. Is this fair and I guess there's two questions. Is it fair? And what are the legalities of that? And what are the What are the ramifications of that? Yeah, it's the same question that we have with your own radio station that everyone's listen to. Right now. That's radio stations are obligated to provide air time to any listener who wants to call in. He just him screaming in terms of who calls in and then if someone's out of control, saying things that are inappropriate, you're going to cut the mic off and none of that. Whatever assume is a violation, their First Amendment rights, they would say. That we expect this radio station Tonto cater to its audience. So the entire premise of um WGN making sure that the broadcast continents fit for its listeners. It's identical to the thought process that we applied to places like Twitter or Amazon that they're going to publish what they think it's fit for their audience. I'm going to give out our phone numbers. I'm better. Some people have some questions for our professor here. 3129817 200 Let me play doubles advocate here and you look at the statistics on where people get news and this is so different than it used to be. When I was a kid. We was all the newspapers and and news on television, And now much of it is done on social media Getting news from The Internet and and things that are published online. How fair is it to have certain people be in charge of deciding what's harmful, inoffensive and what's not, and a lot of people are saying, you know, I hear all this horrible racist stuff that we, you know, on Twitter, but yet we are president can't be on Twitter. And what did he say? And what How is it that that was worse than what somebody else said? How is this fair? And how should we deal with this from a legal perspective going forward? Well, I think that people have very different views about what's fair. So I find that when we start shifting the evaluation metric there, um I think that we're probably not going to end up agreeing that a zoo community But just you went back to talking about how things were when you were kids. I don't know how far apart we are in aged, But when I was a kid in the mid 19 seventies, there was one local newspaper, and there were three television stations that could reach a community, right? WGN was one of them on and in those days, um even in when there was such Linda channels to reach a community there was a Supreme Court case called Miami Herald versus Tonio with the Supreme Court said You can't force that newspaper the only one that's catering to that local market to publish content that they don't want to publish that violates our freedom of the press. And so, it's said. That's true, even though that paper might have a local monopoly, even though there's only that one. We still don't think that that's permissible under the First Amendment. We're making incursion on their free speech rights. So you see why the conversation about fairness is so difficult because I want the right deal. Say whatever I want whenever I want. You said that earlier, um but but the reality is that we have to look at all the different competing interests when we think about Uh, who gets the right to say What toe Which audiences? Okay, so again, I'm just gonna go over this, because is there any obligation on the part of Twitter? Let's say to be fair, meaning if I said the same thing you said, and they cut me off and they didn't cut you off. Do I have a right to sue? Do I have a right to somehow have a legal argument that I'm not being treated fairly and I deserve to be treated fairly. It's a really great question, and I think it really gets at the heart of the challenges or bedeviling services like Facebook or Twitter. They really aspire to treat like cases equally. That if the Jackson birds, we say, said, by people in the same circumstance that they would apply the same rules to those that's an overwhelming challenge. It's actually not possible with the volume and scale that services like that engage in. It's simply not possible them toe always treat like cases equally, despite their best efforts, despite their intent. Um, but the reality is that because they're deciding what's safe for their audience, even if they make an arbitrary decision, one of which a content that was okay on day one from person A first would be a day two is cut off. That's their prerogative, and that's actually quite legally protected and their several layers legal protection. Provide Twitter Facebook, the ability to make those classifications sessions decisions, even though they're not going to get him all
"miami herald" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Or coming to like a man who's gained social media fame. Shirtless, clad in fur and horns, is Jake and Jelly of Arizona. He told me by phone. He's quite proud of what he did. He ranted about conspiracies even claimed that satanic rituals are performed in the capital. The Miami Herald says the man who went viral, smiling while he held the speaker's lectern is Adam Johnson 36 years old from There's Florida. One man was pictured with his feet up on the desk in Nancy Pelosi's office and later post with a letter from the speaker's office even reportedly left a note for the speaker reading We will not back down there you go. The FBI did release dozens of photos of people accused of illegally entering the capital Wednesday. Shaking some help from the public to identify them. They're gonna be facing some charges. Think ultimately, this was this was going way too far for selfie opportunities is what it turned out to be. Yeah, and unfortunately, resulting Also in loss of life. I mean, that that is that is really all that came out of this was selfish self once they got in there again. It was like the dog. She was chasing the car They were in now. What now that that's not all that came out of it. Well, but people died. I know, but Yeah, I just said that. Yeah, but I'm not gonna I'm not gonna just regard that horrible aspect of this short, but once they got in there, Okay, we're in now. What? Now? What was Terry, Step up and take take Selfies? I mean, I mean, you know, it was just ridiculous. And I'm not going to blame 11 Single person for the reason why I blame ultimately, the people that made this ridiculous decision to do it. Well, this is there is a deeper story here into this. I mean, some things were taken from offices. Yes, including reports of laptops and, you know, electronic equipment. That's a big deal. That's that's a matter of national security. You're damn right it right? Yeah, And maybe that's why some of the left or so nervous about this. You know what I mean? Well, especially getting into Nancy Pelosi's I wonder if they took her fix Ident. Well, the thing that it is really troubling. How did you get a chance to hear Joe Biden yesterday and Kamala Harris? You know they had some speeches yesterday afternoon, blasting the president's and everybody on the rights. Everybody blasting 80 million Americans basically. And stoking the flames of racism, stoking the flames of tension. And my fear is we're gonna get a lot of this over the next four years, and I'm not sure how this helps anything. I'm not sure how any of the words that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris used yesterday can unify us at all. It feels I tried to tone things down yesterday talking about how we're gonna tone things down a little bit. Try toe. Try to unify. Not there yet. The left does not want to unify at all. And you could We'll hear the words. I mean, you think about it. Yesterday morning, You had Democrats praising Capitol police for keeping them safe in the capital buildings that were rated yes. This week. Right keeping him safe. They had speeches on the Senate and house floors. I thank you, Capital, please The men and women great job and then less than 18. Hours later, they turn on the Capitol Police. No one can tell me. That have had been a group of black lives matter. Protests in yesterday.
Sarasota attorney resigns state job to protest Rebekah Jones raid
"Our next guest resigned his position on the florida government. Because of what you're about to see. We showed you this video last night. When rebecca johns the florida health department whistle blower. Who was fired for refusing to manipulate covid. Nineteen data joined us here to describe what it was like. When florida state police officers entered her home at eight. Thirty am on monday. Searching for computer evidence about a possible text that should not have been sent. They entered her home with guns drawn. And aiming those guns upstairs in her home at her husband and her two children ages two and eleven outside in the house relaxing. She'll all the children off all down missy. Jones come down the stairs now. Police come down. Fear is what rebecca jones said about that last night on this program. I thought i was being arrested. I had no idea what four. But i have honestly been expecting to santa's to send people after me for six months. I didn't know they search word for the house until they start healing warrant inside and tell me. Tell me husband and two children to come downstairs. Which was confusing. Because i had no idea why. And they're standing at the top of the stairs and the my husband is holding our two year old daughter in my eleven year. Old son is behind him in there pointing their guns at him at the end of that discussion last night. I reported the breaking news. That attorney ron philip. Kofsky resigned in protest from his position on judicial nominating commission after he saw that video of the police guns drawn in rebecca jones home and after he studied the search warrant that was issued by a judge who appointed by florida governor rhonda santa's in his resignation letter from the post. That governor disentis appointed him to attorney ron. Philip kofsky said i have been increasingly alarmed. By the governor's response to the covid nineteen pandemic. I believe the policy of this state toward cova is reckless and irresponsible. I have followed the events of miss jones and reviewed the search warrant that led to her home being raided. Based on. What i've seen and read i find these actions unconscionable even if the facts alleged are true i would still call her a hero. I no longer wish to serve. The current government of florida in any capacity joining us now is landfill kaczynski. The former vice chair of the twelfth circuit judicial nominating commission in florida. He's also a former general counsel to the sarasota republican party. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Mr full custody. We really appreciate it up. Tell me how you came to your decision. Did you see the video first. And then read the search warrant and an assemble your thoughts from those two things. Yes i i saw. The video in obviously was pretty shocking. Outrage like everybody else. And then i posted something on twitter about i reaction to that in actually. A trump supporter sent me a link to the search warrant From the miami herald website said. Well you know before you say anything. You'd better read the war and see what terrible thing she's done. I did that and it just made me more matt well. I'm gonna read from the warrant because it's all about a text. They're in there with grow with guns drawn because a text was sent to florida of workers in the florida health department maybe to twelve hundred people and the text said. This was a group text and it said this. It's in the warrant. It said it's time to speak up before another seventeen thousand people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don't have to be part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it's too late. That was the crime that was being investigated with guns drawn in rebecca johns home yet. It's outrage said not And the fact that a a search warrant was signed which was so broad which encompassed them seizing all of her electron devices with no minimization or limits. On what they could do once they receive. Those devices led me to believe that really their primary. The primary target of this warrant is not necessarily rebecca jones in the primary purpose of the war is not to make a criminal case against rebecca jones. The primary purpose of all of this is to find out the identities of the people inside the state government core talking to her. And what they're telling her. And i think that's really what they're after. Yes and she said that she has had some confidential sources in there who've been trying to give her a good information about covid and she worries now that with the seizure of electronic devices the identities of those people could well be obtained by the state. Police who's boss is the governor of the state of florida. And and i you make the point that those police officers knew exactly who this woman is that she's kind of famous in florida now. Yeah absolutely. there's there's just no. I know that. The governor's office is denying that he had any knowledge whatsoever about this investigation. Or this warrant. I mean this is a law enforcement agency. That reports directly to the governor's office it. It doesn't report to a state. Attorney's office locally. So this is. A nemesis of governor descends us and has been for six months and outspoken critic high profile. So the idea that his own law enforcement agency would execute a search warrant like this on such a high profile critic and they wouldn't clear through him. Or as general counsel i that just strains all credibility to me rod filled kofsky. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. And also thank you for taking your oath as lawyer seriously and your position as an officer of the court seriously when you see something like this say something about it the way you have. We really appreciate that. Thank you
Postal carrier accused of stealing mail-in ballot in Miami
"Authorities in Miami, Florida have arrested a U. S. Postal Service mail carrier for stealing one mail in ballot. And 36 political flyers. Among other pieces of mail hundreds of other pieces of mail. This is, according to Miami Herald, Crystal, Nicole Marie Marie 31, year old postal worker charged with stealing for prepaid debit cards, 10 gift cards 150 pieces of mail found in her car. On. She's got a court appearance coming up this Monday, but it included theft of a
Miami high schooler charged with cyberattacks that stopped online learning
"Well, well, a a teenager teenager is is alleged alleged to to have have been been behind behind at at least least some some of of the the online online attacks attacks in in the the state's state's largest largest school school system. system. Fourth Fourth largest largest school school system system in in the the United United States. States. Miami Dade County of school Police yesterday arrested 16 year old South Miami high Junior For the cyber attacks that disrupted online learning this week in the school district. It was my protector because he is a juvenile. District officials says investigators were able to trace the attack to zippy address at his home and made the arrest in the early hours of Ah, Thursday. Mars like three or 4, a.m., may they went to his own. Yeah, it was interesting getting that knock at the door. It was interesting because yeah, it happened. I think right around 3 30 in the morning or something like that, and yesterday, Alberto Carvalho said the last attempt they had At getting into the system happened like overnight just before the police busted into his house. Really amazing the timing. And here's Mr Carvalho. He says The boy wasn't the only one creating problems. There are other attacks from foreign nations such as Russia. Ukraine, China, Iraq and possibly others. Still no word on if the's hacks led to the Kate Online platform malfunction or if that's a separate software issue. Some of the folks who were neighbors of this young man told The Miami Herald of the boy is respectful and not a troublemaker. Look, I just I think that I think he's not going to prosecute, apparently by the feds, even though this is a felony acute accusation. But by state prosecutors, and he's only 60 years of all of his age, But you've got to send a message with this. We talked about it yesterday, I was likely that it was going to be a kid just like that. Twitter hack a couple weeks back. Or at least it's you know, they think at least this may have been a kid. But like Mr Cavallo said, it might be elsewhere to where there are more bad actors involved from outside of the country. So not good news, but maybe we'll find out today if they get online and are able to smoothly proceed. A lot of people are still using zoom and the Microsoft platforms yesterday to be able to do this. They didn't trust this K 12 and he said they'll make a decision by next Friday. The 11th on what they're going to do with this, Everyone try and stay with it or not. The K 12 round.
Miami Hurricanes To Allow Social Distancing Fans Attend Home Opener At Hard Rock Stadium
"Looks like South Florida football fans will be able to attend games in person the season. I'm Peter King. There is no uniform attendance policy for the NFL or college football. It's up to local officials. Miami Herald reports that hard Rock stadium will be open for up to 13,000 socially distance fans for dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes games at least next month. Stadium normally holds more than 65,000 people. There will be restrictions, no tailgating mandatory masks when fans already eating or drinking stadiums. Restrooms have also been upgraded to include touchless faucets and flushing as well where Carlos Jimenez says they're ready.
Prosecutors Drop Murder Charge Against North Miami Man, Citing ‘Stand Your Ground'
"Criminal charges are to be filed against a North Miami man accused of shooting and killing a former lover, according to the Miami Herald. Bernard ST Pierre won't be charged in last month's shooting that killed George Addison ST Pierre told investigators he was standing his ground because Addison, who went by the name Cleo was attacking him with brass knuckles that contain a powerful stun gun. There's surveillance video that supported ST Pierre's claim, so prosecutors won't charge him with manslaughter.